Last month, the Dallas Mavericks topped the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals in six games on the strength of a superstar and future Hall of Famer in Dirk Nowitski who was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.
Dirk was selected eight spots after the inimitable Michael Olowokandi, who was selected with the first overall pick in the draft, and went on to average 8.3 points per game in exactly 500 career games over nine seasons.
We know that the selection of Olowokandi is one of the worst draft busts in sports history. But does he rank at or near the top of the worst draft busts in sports history?
Let's have a look.