During draft season, the everyday NBA fan gets routinely bombarded with mock drafts, pick analyses, projections, question marks and so forth.
But the real fun comes in examining each rookie's body of work once his inaugural NBA campaign is over...particularly the high picks.
Of course, not everyone pans out. But those that do—specifically, the ones who break the mold—are remembered forever as rookies who came in, played right away and took the league by storm.
Here's a handful of the best rookie performances the NBA has ever witnessed.