The 50 Most Overhyped Prospects in NBA History

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The 50 Most Overhyped Prospects in NBA History
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The 50 Most Overhyped Prospects in NBA History is a hard list to compile.

There's been a boatload of players in this league who never lived up to all the hype that they'd been getting since they could first dunk a basketball.

There's even been some players who wound up with good overall careers—or still could—but all of the publicity, promotion and hoopla seems somewhat silly when you look back on it all.

In some cases, it really isn't fair though.

Just because a guy can dominate high school basketball doesn't mean he's going to finish his career as one of the greatest players in NBA history.

But that's what many NBA fans have come to expect in today's game. If you're good in tenth grade and you struggle as a 22-year-old in the NBA, you're considered a failure by most and a bust by many.

So what players are the most overhyped in the history of the league?

Let's take a look at the top 50.

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