NBA Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks in NBA Draft History

Stew WinkelSenior Analyst IJune 21, 2010

NBA Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks in NBA Draft History

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1. Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers, 1979)

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2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks, 1969)

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3. Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs, 1997)

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4. Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets, 1984)

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5. Shaquille O'Neal (Orlando Magic, 1992)

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6. LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2003)

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7. David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs, 1987)

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8. Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers, 1996)

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9. Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers, 1974)

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10. Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks, 1985)

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11. James Worthy (Los Angeles Lakers, 1982)

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12. Elvin Hayes (San Diego Rockets, 1968)

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13. Bob Lanier (Detroit Pistons, 1970)

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14. Chris Webber (Orlando Magic, 1993)

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15. Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic, 2004)

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16. David Thompson (Atlanta Hawks, 1975)

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17. Mark Aguirre (Dallas Mavericks, 1981)

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18. Brad Daugherty (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1986)

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19. Mychal Thompson (Portland Trail Blazers, 1978)

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20. Yao Ming (Houston Rockets, 2002)

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21. Glenn Robinson (Milwaukee Bucks, 1994)

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22. Doug Collins (Philadelphia 76ers, 1973)

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23. Elton Brand (Chicago Bulls, 1999)

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24. Ralph Sampson (Houston Rockets, 1983)

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25. Danny Manning (Los Angeles Clippers, 1988)

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26. Cazzie Russell (New York Knicks, 1966)

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27. Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets, 1991)

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28. Derrick Coleman (New Jersey Nets, 1990)

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29. Joe Barry Carroll (Golden State Warriors, 1980)

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30. Jimmy Walker (Detroit Pistons, 1967)

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31. Kenyon Martin (New Jersey Nets, 2000)

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32. Austin Carr (Cleveland Cavaliers, 1971)

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33. Joe Smith (Golden State Warriors, 1995)

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34. John Lucas (Houston Rockets, 1976)

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35. Kent Benson (Milwaukee Bucks, 1977)

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36. Pervis Ellison (Sacramento Kings, 1989)

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37. Michael Olowokandi (Los Angeles Clippers, 1998)

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38. Kwame Brown (Washington Wizards, 2001)

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39. LaRue Martin (Portland Trail Blazers, 1972)

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The Territorial Draft Pick Era

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NBA Draft: Ranking the Number One Picks, Recap

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