Hakeem Olajuwon was the first overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft. Michael Jordan followed shortly thereafter at third, and Charles Barkley was drafted fifth.
The final selection that year belonged to the Boston Celtics. With the 228th pick, they chose Dan Trant, a native of Ireland who graduated from Westfield High School and Clark University in Massachusetts.
Trant never suited up for the Celtics. He never won an NBA championship or achieved a Hall of Fame career like others in his draft class. But on September 11, Trant will be recognized for another reason -- he was one of thousands killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
Of course we remember all the victims on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. And we remain thankful to all the first responders.
Also check out tb727's My September 11th. It was written two years ago, but obviously still relevant.