The Draft is close when you look at talent because that draft produced Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuawon, John Stockton, Charles Barkley, and the biggest bust of all-time if you read my other article , Sam Bowie. For this article, I'm going to re-do the top 10 picks in the Draft the way I think GM's would do if they had the chance. This is percent without a doubt, the first pick, but besides the Lakers, nobody really realized his talent, trading Vlade Divac immediately for the right to Kobe. He was just some kid coming out of high school. As we all know, he would soon prove everybody wrong. Kobe should've been picked No. The skinny, lanky, center who blocked everything his way was just what the Raptors needed. The Vancouver Grizzlies really needed a big man. Shareef Abdur-Rahim had a solid career, but Jermaine would've been a better choice. Then again, JO came out of high school and talent was hard to see so early in his career.
Allen Iverson was picked first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers.
About logos. First Overall Pick : Allen Iverson Most Win Shares : K. Bryant Allen Nash
Ready for a trip through one of the most storied drafts in NBA history? The class was a humdinger, one loaded with collective star power previously unseen. And that's not hyperbole. It is a matter of fact. Three players from the draft won MVP honors. Including one undrafted-to-star story, eight made at least one All-NBA team. Eleven players earned All-Star bids. And nearly half the class turned in career performances above replacement-level.
Subscriber Account active since. Kobe Bryant wrapped up his career in , a Hall-of-Fame journey that started with the NBA draft, one of the best drafts of all time. In addition to producing Kobe, one of the greatest players ever, it also gave us one of the most entertaining players ever in Allen Iverson, and a host of future Hall of Famers. Today, many of these players are still involved in basketball in some way. But there's also a former math teacher, TV analysts, a nervous dressage parent, and one who was still playing basketball in Source: MarcusCamby.