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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is considered the best #1 overall draft pick in history and he got selected by the Bucks! His real name is Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr (Lew Alcindor) and he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he converted to Islam. He played with the Bucks from 1969-1974, being a 1x NBA champion, 1x Finals MVP, 3x MVP, 5x all star, 4x all NBA 1st Team, 1x all NBA defensive team, 2x all NBA second team, 2x scoring champion, with the Bucks. Then he finished his career with the Lakers. The awards above were won when he was a Milwaukee Bucks player. •
Dirk was drafted by the Bucks 9th overall, then traded immediately. The trade is confusing but the Mavericks selected Robert Traylor, Bucks Selecting Dirk Nowitzki and Pat Garrity. The Bucks gave Dirk and Pat to the Mavericks for Robert Traylor, then the Mavericks gave the Suns Pat Garrity for Steve Nash. So the Mavericks would get Nash and Nowitzki, Bucks getting Traylor and Suns get Garrity. This trade was good for the Mavericks who found there franchise player in Dirk and Steve Nash spent 6 years with the team and helped Dirk develop his game. For the Suns Pat Garrity only played 1 year for them and then moved onto he Magic who he had a decent career with but nothing special, he was a role player. For the Bucks Traylor only played 2 seasons with the team and he did nothing, so this was on of the worst trades for the Bucks franchise and they could've had Dirk and maybe won a championship.
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