Mondo shtuff from around the internet, all about 1998 NBA DRAFT!
My botty best at summarizing from Wikipedia: the 1998 NBA draft took place on June 24, 1998, at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . the draft helped turn around three struggling franchises: the Dallas Mavericks, the Sacramento Kings, and the Toronto the mavericks went from a lottery team in the late 1990s to a perennial playoff contender throughout the 2000s . nowitzki went on to win the 2011 NBA Finals with Dallas without Nash, but with Kid first overall pick Michael Olowokandi is regarded by sports illustrated as one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history . five players from the 1998 draft class have played in the NBA All-Star Game at Carter is still an active player as of 2019, making him one of only seven players to play at least 20 seasons in the NBA . Nowitzki retired in April 2019 and remained with the Mavericks for his entire career . Archived from the original on 2001-02-14. Retrieved 2011-06-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) 1998 NBA Draft at Basketball-Reference.com .