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Prayers answered as Ewing becomes a Knick

Updated: May 6, 2002, 10:40 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

May 12, 1985

On the day of the NBA's first draft lottery, Dave DeBusschere attends mass near his Long Island home. The New York Knicks head of basketball operations says some prayers, like he always does.

"And then I thought, I'll be a little selfish and ask for Patrick Ewing in the lottery," DeBusschere says.

His prayers are answered. The two teams left in the lottery are Indiana and New York, and when Commissioner David Stern pulls out a logo for the No. 2 pick ...

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