NBA Draft Classes: The Five Best and Worst of All Time

Gordon TrueCorrespondent IJune 25, 2009

NBA Draft Classes: The Five Best and Worst of All Time

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 28: NBA Commissioner David Stern (C) throws a basketball at the media while posing with (L-R) Al Horford, Acie Law IV, Joakim Noah, Nick Young, Kevin Durant, Corey Brewer, Yi Jianlian, Greg den, Julian Wright, Rodney Stuckey, Spencer Hawes

5. 2006

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 18:  of the Toronto Raptors looks on before game action against the Denver Nuggets on November 18, 2006 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.The Nuggets won 117-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downlo

4. 1973

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    Coach Doug Collins of the Detroit Pistons watches his players during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The Pistons won the game 100-82.

3. 1990

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    30 Dec 2000:  Derrick Coleman #44 of the Charlotte Hornets lines up a freethrow during the game against the Seattle SuperSonics at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.  The SuperSonics defeated the Hornets 104-102.  NOTE TO USER: It is expressly understo

2. 1986

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    MILWAUKEE - FEBRUARY 18: Head coach Scott Skiles of the Milwaukee Bucks argues a call during the game against the Chicago Bulls on February 18, 2009 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 113-104. NOTE TO USER: User ex

1. 2000

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    DALLAS - NOVEMBER 22:  Stromile Swift #4 of the Houston Rockets shoots a free throw during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on November 22, 2005 in Dallas, Texas.  The Mavericks won 102-93.  NOTE TO USER: User expressl

5. 1970

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    NEW YORK - MAY 20:  (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT)  (L-R) NBA Hall of Famers Willis Reed,  Nate 'Tiny' Archibald and George 'Iceman' Girvin attend the UJA-Federation of New York Dinner honoring Comcast executives Ralph Roberts and Brian Roberts at the Waldorf A

4. 1979

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 01:  Basketball great Earvin 'Magic' Johnson speaks during the 23rd annual American Cinematheque show honoring Samuel L. Jackson held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin W

3. 2003

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    PHOENIX - FEBRUARY 15:  (L-R) Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, members of the gold medal winning USA Olympic basketball team, admire their rings during half time of the 58th NBA All-Star Game, part of 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend at US Airways Center on Februar

2. 1996

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    8 Jun 2001:  Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers argues with Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers defeated the 76ers 98-89.  DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory C

1. 1984

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    1992-1993:  Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (left) and forward Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns walk down the court during a game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport