22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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8. Michael Jordan

What if I told you the Dallas Mavericks were one pick away from drafting one of the greatest basketball players of all time?

In the 1984 NBA Draft, Dallas had the No. 4 overall pick. They were coming off a season in which they went 43-39. This was the best season they had ever had, and they had the opportunity to become significantly better with their high draft pick.

Dallas ended up selecting Sam Perkins out of the University of North Carolina, but his teammate who happens to be one of the greatest players ever went one pick before him. The Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordan with the No. 3 overall pick, and if he fell one more slot, the Mavs would have been in some great luck.

In his 15 seasons in the NBA, Jordan averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 49.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from downtown. His numbers speak for themselves, and he also has some of the best accolades ever.

Jordan won six NBA Championships, played in 14 All-Star Games, was a 10-time scoring champion, and made an All-NBA team 11 times. He could do anything and everything on the floor, and Jordan on the Mavs would have been one of the craziest combos ever.

He would have likely brought multiple championships to Dallas, and it's crazy to think that he was a pick away from potentially being a Maverick.