There are some outstanding players that will be lacing up in the 2012 NCAA Championship between Kentucky and Kansas. Will they pan out in the NBA or become the next big busts? I don't know that answer yet, but the questions have been answered of my top 50 players to ever play in a title game.
In order to qualify, the player had to serve significant time in the NBA—with the exception of a few players that were taken down with injury. We will never know how those guys would have panned out.
I started with the best of the best and worked my way back. Eventually, I ran out of players that were successful in the NBA and had to go with a few that were expected to be more than what they turned out to be.
That said, let's roll back the clock.