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2003 NBA Draft vs 1996 NBA Draft: Who Would Win in a Winner Take All Game?
Best of All-Time? Certainly not their suits, that's for sure.

Recently, TMZ.com caught up with Carmelo Anthony, who candidly proclaimed that of all the NBA draft classes in league history, the 2003 edition, in which he was selected third overall, was the best of all-time.

Four of the first five picks included Anthony and the recent NBA champions LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, better known as the Miami Heat's "Big Three." Yes, the second pick, Darko Milicic, was a complete and utter bust, but there is little denying that the 2003 draft year certainly pointed towards the future of the NBA, at the time.

So what of 'Melo's claim? The three best draft classes of all-time are widely considered to be 2003, 1996, and 1984.

Let's compare two most recent ones, '03 and '96. Now, let's pretend that a time machine existed, and we could pluck every member of the draft at their primes, and throw every single selected player on a single court.

There's now a Space-Jam style death match. Each class must construct their best team to play the other for bragging and trash-talking rights.

We'll do a starting lineup for each, a sixth man, and compare benches. Then we'll determine who has the edge in each. Each class boasts multiple All-Stars and several all-time greats, but who will prevail in this hypothetical matchup?  

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