5 worst #1 picks in NBA draft history

Any entry draft in a major sport is important to the general managers, coaches, and players that make up a league’s respective franchises, especially when a team holds the #1 overall pick.

Picking the right player at the number one position can change the legacy of a franchise and cement it as a future dynasty filled with championships. All one needs to do is look at the Miami Heat and Lebron James (originally drafted #1 by Cleveland) or the San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan to see the proof in the pudding that #1 picks can change everything.

Unfortunately, things don’t always work out the way they are supposed to, and some number one picks who were once surefire, can’t-miss prospects become undeniable duds, sometimes in no time flat.

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