The NBA's 20 Greatest Draft Steals of All-Time

Mike B.Correspondent IJune 15, 2009

The NBA's 20 Greatest Draft Steals of All-Time

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20. Shawn Kemp (1989, First Round, 17th Overall)

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    2 Jun 1996:  Seattle Supersonics forward Shawn Kemp (right) battles with Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone during the Western Conference Final game at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The Supersonics defeated the Jazz 90-86 to advance to the NBA finals.    M

19. Maurice Cheeks (1978, Second Round, Pick 14, 36th Overall)

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18. Hal Greer (1958, Second Round, Pick 13)

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17. Dennis Johnson (1976, Second Round, 12th Pick, 29th Overall)

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16. Clyde Drexler (1983, First Round, 14th Overall)

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    LOS ANGELES - 1987:  Clyde Drexler #22 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots a layup against the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1987-1988 NBA season game at the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

15. Bill Laimbeer (1979, Third Round, 65th Overall)

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14. Nate Archibald (1970, Second Round, Pick 19)

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13. Rashard Lewis (1998, Second Round, 32nd Overall)

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12. Alex English (1976, Second Round, 23rd Overall)

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    1989-1990:  Guard Alex English of the Denver Nuggets moves the ball during a game versus the Portland Trailblazers at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco  /Allsport Mandatory Credit: Tim DeFrisco  /Allsport

11. Joe Dumars (1985, First Round, 18th Overall)

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    26 Jul 1994: DREAM TEAM TWO GUARD JOE DUMARS DURING THEIR 114-84 VICTORY OVER GERMANY AT CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.

10. Dennis Rodman (1986, Second Round , 27th Overall )

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    16 Jun 1996:  Forward Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court during a playoff game against the Seattle Supersonics at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  The Bulls won the game 87-75. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport

9. Manu Ginobili (1999, Second Round, 57th Overall)

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    SAN ANTONIO - JANUARY 11:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs during play against the Orlando Magic on January 11, 2009 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using t

8. Michael Redd (2000, Second Round, 43rd Overall)

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7. Gilbert Arenas (2001, Second Round, 31st Overall)

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    GUANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 8:  Gilbert Arenas of the USA Senior Men's National Team controls the ball against Brazil Men's National Team during the China Basketball Challenge August 8, 2006 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. USA won the game, 90-86.

6. George Gervin (1974, Third Round, Fourth Pick, 40th Overall)

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5. Steve Nash (1996, First Round, 15th Overall)

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 25:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns is defended by Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2008 at NBA Playoffs at the at U.S. Airways Center on April 25, 2008.  (Pho

4. Tony Parker (2001, First Round, 28th Overall)

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    SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 28:  Guard Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs takes a shot against Jason Kidd #2 of the Dallas Mavericks in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 28, 2009 in San Ant

3. Karl Malone (1985, First Round, 13th Overall)

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2. Kobe Bryant (1996, First Round, 13th Overall)

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    ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers moves the ball against the Orlando Magic in Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won in overtime 99-91. NOTE TO USER:  User expre

1. John Stockton (1984, First Round, 16th overall )

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