People: May 27, 1985

Even in the era of big lottery prizes, the jackpot was oversize: Patrick Ewing, 7-ft. star of Georgetown University's Hoyas. At a nationally televised drawing at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, seven teams that failed to make ) this year's National Basketball Association playoffs vied for the right to take first pick in pro basketball's June 18 draft. First choice meant Ewing. In a church service on the morning of the lottery, New York Knicks Executive Vice President Dave DeBusschere called for heavenly assistance. "I said some prayers," he recalled. "And then I thought, I'll be a little selfish and ask for...

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