The 1990 NBA Draft took place on June 27, 1990, in New York City, New York. One of the standouts of this draft is perennial All-Star,Gary Payton. He became a nine-time All-Star, achieved the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1996, won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006 and holds many statistical records during his tenure with the now defunct Seattle SuperSonics.
The player projected to be the top pick by many media outlets and draft analysts was Loyola Marymount's Hank Gathers. Gathers died of a heart attack while playing in the West Coast Conference semifinal game on March 4, 1990.
Round one 
Gary Payton, the 2nd pick of the Seattle SuperSonics
Chris Jackson (later Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf), the 3rd pick of the Denver Nuggets
Kendall Gill, the 5th pick of the Charlotte Hornets
Round two 
Toni Kukoč, the 29th pick of the Chicago Bulls
Antonio Davis, the 45th pick of the Indiana Pacers
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