8. Steve Stipanovich, Pacers No. 2, First Round -- 1983
After a stellar career at Missouri that saw him grow an unfortunate mustache and – no joke – shoot himself in his right foot, Stipanovich was chosen by the Pacers as their interior cornerstone. Sort of a working man's version of Ralph Sampson, who was taken just one spot ahead. Stipanovich lasted just five seasons in the NBA before a degenerative knee condition ended his career. He now -- again, no joke -- owns a coal mine in Missouri.
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