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Q&A with Michael Olowokandi

Q&A with Mike Bibby

Q&A with Raef LaFrentz

Q&A with Antawn Jamison

Q&A with Vince Carter

Q&A with Robert Traylor

Q&A with Larry Hughes

Q&A with Paul Pierce

Q&A with Bonzi Wells

Q&A with Michael Doleac

Q&A with Radoslav Nesterovic

Q&A with Mirsad Turkcan

Q&A with Pat Garrity

Q&A with Nazr Mohammed

Q&A with Rashard Lewis

Picks of  '98
Review the winners' list!


Carter Chats Live!
Vince Carter of the Raptors, selected fifth overall by the Warriors in the 1998 NBA Draft on June 24, then traded for college teammate Antawn Jamison, joined NBA.com for a live chat on Friday, talking about his upcoming rookie season and his days at North Carolina.

B.C. Man Crowned Champ
Perhaps homecourt advantage was a factor in NBA.com's Picks of '98 NBA Draft Game as Sam Cowling -- who lives just outside of Vancouver, where the Draft was held -- defeated 16,135 entrants to claim the Grand Prize.

Olowokandi Goes No. 1
The 1998 NBA Draft in Vancouver began with the L.A. Clippers' selection of Michael Olowokandi, a 7-1 center from the University of Pacific. It ended with a flurry of trade activity that saw nine veterans and 11 draftees change uniforms.

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NBA.com Draft Board | Team-by-team selections

Read a transcript of our Draft-night chats with nine first-round picks, including the top three.

NBA 'Superscout' Marty Blake gives his first-round Draft analysis.

Kandi Man Offers Intrigue
Pacific's 7-1 Michael Olowokandi, from Nigeria by way of England, is perhaps the most intriguing story in the Draft.

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David Stern announces that Michael Olowokandi is the first pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.
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International impact: Nine players born outside the United States were drafted on June 24.

Tar Heels Traded
A hectic Draft night saw eight trades, including an exchange of North Carolina teammates as Toronto sent the rights to Antawn Jamison to Golden State for the rights to Vince Carter. In addition the Lakers sent All-Star guard Nick Van Exel to Denver for forward Tony Battie and the rights to draftee Tyronn Lue.

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For best friends Jamison and Carter, a dream night also marked the end of their days as teammates.

14 top prospects met the media on June 23 in Vancouver; here's what they had to say: quotes | NBA.com e-mail answers.

Listen to Jamison
Listen to a RealAudio session with consensus National Player of the Year Antawn Jamison of North Carolina, who answered questions at a pre-Draft media session June 23 in Vancouver.

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Highlights from Antawn Jamison's college career at North Carolina:
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Fans Make Their Picks
Fans from all over the world have been e-mailing NBA.com with draft advice for their favorite teams, and we've got the top responses.

Worldwide Reach
With each passing year, the NBA's contingent of international players continues to grow. Here's a historical look at international players in the NBA Draft.

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International players to watch for in the 1998 NBA Draft.

'Superscout' Chats Live
NBA Director of Scouting Services Marty Blake chatted live on Monday, answering a plethora of draft questions and offering his insightful thoughts.

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Marty Blake offers a quick scouting report on several of the Draft's top prospects.

Boston Brass Sounds Off
Listen to a RealAudio session of Monday's press conference featuring Celtics President/Head Coach Rick Pitino and General Manager Chris Wallace discussing the team's 1998 NBA Draft plans.

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Pitino talked with NBA.com about several of this year's top prospects.

NBA.com lured two Atlantic Division general managers out of their draft rooms and into live chats.
Transcripts: Orlando's John Gabriel | Miami's Randy Pfund

Remembering Draft Night
Even NBA All-Stars Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal were once just kids in new suits with big dreams. Hill, O'Neal and others recall their draft-night memories for NBA.com.




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Mike Bibby
Mike Bibby, with NBA Commissioner David Stern, waves to the crowd after being drafted by the hometown Grizzlies in one of our Draft-night gallery photos.

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To the delight of the Vancouver crowd, David Stern announces that the Grizzlies selected Mike Bibby with the second pick in the 1998 Draft.
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Video & audio highlights from the Draft in Vancouver

View action video highlights of 30 top draft prospects