Sam Perkins Rumors
Wanna have the same Olympic gold medal as Michael Jordan?! A player from the Team USA hoops squad in 1984 is parting ways with their memento … and it can be yours if you have a huge chunk of change lying around!! This medal is from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, when Team USA — coached by college legend Bob Knight — dominated with Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins and Wayman Tisdale!!
The team whooped 8 teams before receiving their medals and now one of them will be up for sale … and it’s expected to go for over $70k!! The medal will be on the market with RR Auction … and it still has all the fine details — “XXIII Olympiad, Los Angeles 1984” inscribed on the front and “Basketball, Men” on the side plus the image of the Coliseum.
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) announced today the reelection and naming of officers Johnny Davis (Chairman), Dave Cowens (Vice Chairman), Sam Perkins (Treasurer), and Grant Hill (Secretary) to its Board of Directors for 2021. They join Board of Directors members Thurl Bailey, Caron Butler, Shawn Marion, Dave Naves, Sheryl Swoopes and Jerome Williams. Dave Cowens has also been elevated from Director to the position of Vice Chairman. “The retention of these members on our Board of Directors provides us with an amazing opportunity to leverage the experience and continuity in our leadership,” said President and CEO NBRPA Scott Rochelle. “These officers, will no doubt, continue to represent the various viewpoints from across our membership, set an example of strong leadership, and provide the highest professional standards to best serve our members.”
Sund had fallen in love with North Carolina’s recent teams and had dreams of pairing Jordan with his college teammate, Sam Perkins, who had also entered the ’84 draft. If he could finagle the third pick, he’d be able to do it. The Mavericks were already choosing fourth. So, as he puts it, he “dangled” Aguirre. But there was one problem: Thorn and the Bulls had been waiting a long time for this moment, and they weren’t exactly trying to flush it away. “(Rod and I) talked about this a couple weeks ago,” Sund told The Athletic. “And I said, ‘You know, Rod. You’d have won the press conference, but we’d have won NBA championships.’”
Coach Smith asked the Elacquas to serve as “buddy parents” and he paired the Elacquas with James and Deloris Jordan, parents of a freshman recruit who came to the North Carolina program in 1981 when Perkins was a sophomore. “We knew Michael since he was a skinny 18-year-old kid. We hit it off right away with Michael’s parents. They were so kind and gracious we remained friends with them over the years,” Marlene Elacqua said. The Elacquas socialized with the Jordans and stayed several nights as guests at the Jordans’ home in Charlotte.