The biggest NBA draft flops in history

Every no one remembers the great draft options historically promising young talents who have met truly ambitious and quite often overwhelming expectations. NBAplayers like it Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Bird... the list goes on. These are the players who left a truly unforgettable mark on the basketball court. Players that will be talked about for decades and even centuries.

However, there are some players who could not express himself, players who for some reason were hit by the unforgivable nature of the NBA, the world ‘s most competitive and demanding professional basketball league. Some players can’t handle the tension, others swallow a lot of fame and money for a lifestyle, and some just aren’t as good as expected. Here are some worst drafts first choices in history.

Anthony Bennet, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2013 draft

The Cavaliers chose Anthony Bennett first overall in the NBA draft!

Despite not being in the first place, Bennet was elected first in 2013. It turned out catastrophic decision. His newcomer season set the tone for the rest of his career in the NBA: his average score was extremely low. 4.2 points and three table games per game.A force attacker who happened to be the first Canadian to be elected to NBA draft historyplayed only 151 games in the NBA in four years.

In 2016-2017 season, his contract was terminated after he had just played 19 games Brooklyn Nets. He was forced to go and play Europe for Fenerbache having found themselves without a team. He didn’t last long in Europe either … he’s playing now Taiwan Kaohsiung Steelers.

Kwame Brown, Washinton Wizardsm, Draft 2001

Many consider Kwame Brown to be one of the worst drafts in history. He was first choice in 2002 by the Washington WizardsThere was a lot of noise around Brown, especially because of some Michael Jordan wanted him on his team. He spent a few difficult seasons in Washington, which was further complicated by a difficult relationship with Jordan, who is said to have “bullied“He and turned his life into hell

Jordan speaks to Kwame Brown

Jordan speaks to Kwame Brown


In 2005, he was traded LA Lakers and did not show any quality marks. The rest of his career was divided between 6 more clubs because he could not establish himself anywhere.

Michael Olowokandi, Los Angeles Clippers, 1998 draft

Olowokando turned out to be a big flop and Clippers’ decision is made worse by the fact that they had a chance to sign Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce or Antawn Jamison in front of him. The first three now form part of it Hall of Fame. A really incomprehensible decision. Olowokand average 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 500 games he played in the NBA. Very poor statistics.

Sam Bowie, Portland Trail Blazers, 1984

Bowie is by no means the worst player on this list, but he needs to be included because of the players he was selected for. Believe it or not, Blazers chose Bowie instead of the best player in the NBA. Michael Jordan, as well as Charles Barkley and John Stockton. Of course, all three are now there Hall of Fame. The middle was average 10.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks per game during his career, which was true accused of injury. What could have been for Blazers …

Sam Bowie tries to score a three-point lead

Sam Bowie tries to score a three-point lead

The 2022 draft

Since the 2021-2022 NBA ended Golden State Warrior’s outstanding victory over the Boston Celtics The finals have too begun preparations for next season, with the NBA draft being the first major event of the 2022-2023 campaign. As with all designs, there is no shortage of talent this year. Players like it Jabari Smith, Jaden Ivey, Paolo Bachero, Chet Holmgren and Shaedon Sharpe, to name a few, hopes to follow in the footsteps of both the past and present greats. You can see if they can handle it. The NBA isn’t expecting anyone.

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