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2012 NBA Draft: 5 Reasons Anthony Davis Should NOT Be Drafted No. 1

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2012 NBA Draft: 5 Reasons Anthony Davis Should NOT Be Drafted No. 1
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For decades, NBA executives have been more enamored by "athleticism" and "potential" than a player's ability to play the game of basketball.  And, for decades, executives have lost their jobs because they bet the house on how effective a player might be "down the line."

In 2012, the same fate awaits whichever unlucky GM has his team's ping pong ball pulled out of the golden draft wheel on June 28.

There is little doubt that, regardless of which team wins this year's draft lottery, Anthony Davis will be the number one overall pick.  He has held tight to that position all year, and his performances during March Madness have done little to deter people from believing the hype. 

I mean, c'mon, what's not to like, right? A 6'10" former guard who obliterated the single-season blocks record at one of the most storied programs in college basketball history and can put the ball in the hoop when needed? 

But do these talents warrant a No. 1 overall selection?

In this article, I will present five scenarios which should deter GMs from submitting, a la Chris Jericho, to the notion that Anthony Davis should top the draft board.

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