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Junk Drawer: 10/18/2010

All right, here's the junk drawer for 10/18/2010.

Anyhow, with that out of the way, I just finished watching the Once Brothers documentary by checking it out on YouTube. Afterward, the fan of revisionist history within me wondered whether or not the Portland Trail Blazers strongly considered drafting Vlade Divac in the first-round of the 1989 NBA Draft. If the team had drafted Divac instead of bust Byron Irvin, things may've gone different over those next few seasons.

I mean, heck, there's just no denying that Divac -- who'd've been like a very, very poor man's Arvydas Sabonis in Portland, albeit with the bonus of paying immediate dividends -- was a vastly superior player to Kevin Duckworth. A three-headed center rotation of the subpar Duckworth, offensively gifted Divac, and defensive-minded veteran Wayne Cooper may've brought just enough to help the Trail Blazers reach the zenith at least once during that three-year stretch from '89-'90 through '91-'92.

Alas, it wasn't meant to be.

Oh well, it's not as bad as how the Seattle SuperSonics were reportedly in talks to get Hakeem Olajuwon and likely filler (e.g., Eric "Sleepy" Floyd) from the Houston Rockets prior to the 1992-1993 season -- with the rumor right here -- for Benoit Benjamin, Derrick McKey, and Nate McMillan.

Oh, and last but not least, here's a video clip of the secret message.

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