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Draft Position: No. 1 overall—Washington Wizards (2001)
Notable Players Available: Pau Gasol, Jason Richardson, Shane Battier, Joe Johnson, Richard Jefferson, Gerald Wallace, Tony Parker, Gilbert Arenas
Michael Jordan catches a lot of flak for his awful draft history—as he rightfully should—but Brown was widely considered to be one of the top prospects that year. If Jordan didn't select Kwame No. 1 overall, he would have surely been selected in the top five.
Of course, that doesn't excuse the pick entirely. Kwame Brown has been nothing short of awful since coming into the league. The fact that he's still in the NBA shows you why there is such a premium on size in this league.
Brown was a highly touted prospect coming out of High School. However, his career has turned into a sort of running joke.
The 2001 draft class was stocked with talent and close to a dozen players selected after Brown were voted into at least one All-Star game.
Kwame has bounced around the league, going from Washington, Los Angeles, Detroit and is currently rotting in Charlotte on their bench.
His days in the NBA are numbered and this may be his final stint in the league.