Trivia Time: NBA Draft Edition

Posted: June 20, 2011 by Keith Stone in basketball, NBA, NBA Draft, trivia

The NBA Draft is one of my favorite events every year. The childhood dreams coming true. The pageantry. The awkward handshakes. Well, at least it’s exciting for the first 20 minutes until I don’t know any of the players that are left. The first NBA Draft was held in 1947. It was so long ago that it wasn’t even called the NBA yet, it was the BAA, and Kobe Bryant was still 60 years away from raping chicks. Such legends such as Bulbs Ehlers, Chink Crossin, and Elmer Gainer were selected in that draft. That brings us to our Question of the Week. It’s a tough one. If you get it right, you get a handshake from Commissioner Stern. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

Who was the first ever NBA draft pick? (and a hint: it is not Jason Kidd)

Answer: Clifton McNeely. McNeely was selected by the Pittsburgh Ironmen but opted against playing basketball and instead coached high school in Texas. If only Michael Olowokandi had done the same…

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