Yes, the biggest messes the NBA has ever drafted. Kwame Brown is on the cover as an honorable mention. He is not in this list though because he is a given.
This list is filled with my opinions on who the worst draft picks of all time are. The order is debatable and it was hard making this wall of shame because there really are a good amount of busts in the league. I narrowed it down to 10.
I still feel Kwame Brown should be No. 1, but again, I left him out because he was too easy to make fun of.
Joe Smith was the No. 1 overall pick by the Wizards in 1995. Yes he was a good player at Maryland but he just never lived up to the hype. Always being overshadowed by fellow draft members Kevin Garnett, Michael Finley, and Rasheed Wallace, he had a decent NBA career but not a No. 1 overall pick NBA career.
Oh god, most of you probably have never even heard of Pervis! This draft had some decent players in it like: Timmy Hardaway, Shawn Kemp, Glen Rice, and Vlade Divac. But, the Kings really shouldn't be that upset.
Never Nervous Pervis had a few decent seasons but when he went to the Celtics, it was all down hill from there. By the way, Never Nervous was picked No. 1 overall.
The Pistons are probably kicking themselves STILL for picking Darko at No. 2, who is now on the Grizzlies. Darko was picked before Chris Bosh, Kirk Hinrich, Al Jefferson, Carmelo Anthony, and one more guy, what the hell is is name...oh yeah, Dwyane Wade.
When you talk about busts, you need to include Darko. Hey, look on the bright side, he was the first in his class to win a ring.
Poor Dennis. He was drafted third overall by the Nets over Reggie Miller, Kenny "the Jet" Smith, Scottie Pippen, and Mark Jackson.
This guy is such a joke. He played five years in the league, then was arrested for threatening to kill his wife. Pure mess. I'm sorry Ohio State, but this guy is a joke.
The Kansas City Kings messed up big time here in 1972, drafting this guy third overall. This UCLA alumni didnt live up to expectations at all. His first two seasons were mediocre to say the least. He averaged 14 and eight, and after that, he just tumbled down hill.
He was drafted before Adrian Dantley, Alex English, and Robert Parish. Oy vey. He was so bad, I couldn't find a picture of him, so I just put Kwame Brown again.
The Portland Trailblazers messed up even worse in 1972 than the Kansas City Kings did, because they picked this guy No. 1. With the No. 1 overall pick, they blew it on LaRue Martin.
Instead of Bob McAdoo and the Great Dr. Julius Erving. He played four years in the league and never averaged more than 7 ppg. He was 6'11" and he was super thin. He went to college at Loyola and had a very impressive 18 ppg and 18 rpg average.
The Pacers seriously made a huge mistake drafting this guy third overall. His senior year of college he averaged 15 and eight. These aren't third overall pick numbers.
He was picked over LARRY BIRD, Reggie Theus, Maurice Cheeks, and Michael Cooper. Really though, anybody picked ahead of Larry Bird is a bad pick, considering the promise he showed coming out of high school. Forty-three games in to the season, the Pacers traded away their superstar and that was that.
I would hate to the be guy who decided to pick Michael Olowokandi No. 1 overall over Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Mike Bibby, and Rashard Lewis.
The Kandi Man was such a bad pick, he somehow finagled his way into the top five in 1998, and shockingly went No. 1 overall. The Clippers always seem to blow it.
Man, Chris Washburn had everything coming out of college. He had skills, he had height, he was very athletic with long arms and big hands. Unfortunately, he didn't take it very seriously and barely passed at NC State.
He couldn't handle the fame thrown at him, and after averaging four points and two rebounds a game in two seasons, he was banned from the league in 1989 following three positive drug tests.
This will go down as the worst pick in the history of any sport. It's quite funny though, the Blazers GM said if he was drafting again, he would pick Bowie over Jordan based on their college numbers. Granted, the Blazers already had Clyde the Glide, but seriously, Michael Jordan?
Worst draft pick of all time. HANDS DOWN.