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Which former NBA player was infamously selected right before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA Draft?

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Answer: Sam Bowie
At that time, the Portland Trailblazers, who had the second pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, already had a couple of outstanding shooting guards and thus chose center Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan, whom the Chicago Bulls selected with the third pick. Bowie ultimately went on to earn the reputation of being a draft bust.

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Who was the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have two consecutive games scoring at least 35 points?

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Answer: Trae Young
Iverson's impressive 1997 feat of scoring at least 35 points in two consecutive as a rookie was not accomplished again until Trae Young did so in February of 2019.

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Budding 1990's European basketball star Dražen Petrović's career was cut short when he died in a car crash at 28 years of age. What was the last NBA team he played for?

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Answer: New Jersey Nets
Dražen Petrović was an up-and-coming player on a young New Jersey Nets' squad at the time. His untimely death stunted the team's development by years.

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In what year was the NERF football created?

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Answer: 1972
The foamy NERF football, a favorite amongst children, was created in 1972 by former Minnesota Vikings' kicker Fred Cox, who still receives quarterly checks from the company due to this invention.

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The Women's singles of the 1994 U.S. Open Championship was won by?

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Answer: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, a Spanish international was the winner of the 1994 U.S. Open women's singles. She beat Mary Pierce in the final match to win her second (as of 1994) French Open title in her career.

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Who did Roger Federer defeat to win his maiden US Open title?

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Answer: Lleyton Hewitt
Roger Federer defeated Lleyton Hewitt in the final match of the 2004 U.S. Open tournament- men's singles. By so doing, he secured his first ever title in the competition.



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