Basketball: The "Next" Generation

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Basketball: The

2003, 1996, 1984 and possibly 2008. These are considered among the greatest drafts in NBA history, producing stars of both the past and the present.

The Question is often asked, "Who is the next (insert great player)?"
I think these drafts give us a clue.

The idea that history resets about every 12 years. If only in the NBA.

To prove this point, I will create the "Next Lists.” These will be lists of great players and their “Heirs,” for lack of a better word.

Even Including a player taken in the initial draft of 1947.

Note; Every rule is defined by its exceptions. this one has an allowance of one year either way, based on circumstance.

Three picks must occur within a 25 year period, but no less than 23. there may be certain height discrepancies, with 'Big' players allowed slightly more leniency.

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