1984 Playboy All-America Team Front row: James Banks - Georgia, Leon Wood - Fullerton St., Lancaster Gordon - Louisville. Second Row: Michael Jordan - North Carolina , Coach Lou Carnesecca - St. John’s, Wayman Tisdale - Oklahoma and Chris Mullin - St. John’s. Third Row: Melvin Turpin - Kentucky, Akeem Olajuwon - Houston, Sam Bowie - Kentucky and Sam Perkins - North Carolina
Sam Bowie was on crutches as he acknowledged the crowd during pre-game introductions during the 1982-83 season. Bowie missed two full seasons because of leg injuries that also shortened his NBA career.