Some of you younger guys might not even be aware of this story, but oddly enough, Portland had the "Durant or Oden?" debate about 25 years earlier with another promising big and another star guard.
Sam Bowie and Michael Jordan.
POR ended up using their #2 pick on Bowie and CHI took MJ @ #3... and the rest is history.
Here's the complete story though. It's a good read.
ESPN Films documentary examines Sam Bowie's legacy - ESPN