Monday, July 20, 2009

Did you know...

Carl Posing with his Olympic Medals

Carl long Jumping

Did you know that...
Carl Lewis (The controversial American Sprinter from the Ben Johnson era):

* The Chicago Bulls drafted Carl Lewis in the 1984 NBA Draft as the 208th overall pick, even though he hadn't played high school or college basketball. Lewis never played in the NBA. On the NBA's website he's included in a section named "draft oddities"[75] explaining this was an honorary draft capitalizing on his popularity after the Los Angeles Olympics. There's a poll[76] on the same page where Lewis is second to Lusia Harris, the only woman to be drafted by the NBA, as the most unusual pick in the history of the NBA Draft.

* Though he did not play football in college, Carl Lewis was drafted as a wide receiver in the 12th round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys but he did not play.[77]


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