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Which was the all-time top 3 best/worst draft classes?

My top 3:

1984 NBA Draft- Michael Jordan + 23 all-stars & 7 MVP awards

2003 NBA Draft- Lebron James+ This was tough to put over 96' class but James already have 2 MVP awards, Wade has a ring and Melo is a prolific at scoring. This class could be considered the best of all-time.

1996 NBA Draft- Kobe Bryant + 10 all-stars & 4 MVP awards

My worst 3:

2000 NBA Draft- Kenyon Martin is all that came from that draft.

1986 NBA Draft-The death of Len Bias.

1990 NBA Draft- Gary Payton only star fom that draft.


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2001 easy....

2001 easy....

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I wouldnt put that 1986 Draft

I wouldnt put that 1986 Draft as 1 of the Worst..But it might be the most Tragic Draft Ever and full of sad stories ,that could've had better out comes...

1.Bias dies of a cocaine over dose..

2.Chris Washburn had problems with drugs and with the Law..

3.Tarpley might be the best center the Mavs have ever had....But he also battled a drug problem that caused him to receive a Lifetime Ban...

4.William Bedford also dealt will a drug problem..

5.Brad Daugherty was a 5 time All Star,he didnt have a drug problem but he had his career end at age 28 becuz of injuries...

6.Dennis Rodman was 1 of the best rebounders and defenders the league had ever seen..But he also dealt with drugs,alcohol and tons of personal problems..

7.Drazen Petrovic was killed in a car accident in 1993..

8.Ron Harper could've been 1 of the best players to ever play..But injuries slowed him down ...

9.John Williams was 1 of the 1st point forwards to play the geame..But injuries also stopped him from being the player he could've been...

{EDIT NOTE} WOW!!! I bet Cheech & Chong Throw those guys a Party the night before the 1986 draft....

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Yeah, I guess that would be true.

Am I the only one that think that the crack epidemic helped destroy that 86' draft....?

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I think the 2008 class will

I think the 2008 class will go down as one of the strongest ever too. Rose, Westbrook, and Love look like perennial allstars and Gordon, Beasley, Hibbert, Ibaka, Augistine are all having break out years. Guys like Bayless, McGee and Randolph could turn out to be very good, and Lopez, Gallinari, Mayo have already proven to be above average NBA starters (usually).

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wow, 84 had 23 all-stars?

wow, 84 had 23 all-stars? I've always said the 96 draft class was the best but i guess not. Also, the 96 draft class had 11 all-stars not 10. Im guessing you didnt add ben wallace.

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2003 was pretty top

2003 was pretty top heavy...also 2008 is amazing

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84 imo still the best

the 84 classic was amazing and it did produce the GOAT i agree with the 2008 draft having potential to be great love rw and rose are gonna be all stars for years and guys like lopez hibbert gordon arent far off from being all stars

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I also always listed 96' as

I also always listed 96' as the best but I think I'd drop them to 2nd now. So I'll say 84', 96', 03'.

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yeah,it seems like that 1986

yeah,it seems like that 1986 draft went Up In Smoke

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lol..i dont think the 1984

lol..i dont think the 1984 draft had 24 all stars.. i do remember 6 guys being all stars

jordan

stockton

olajuwon

barkley

alvin robertson

kevin willis...and that was it...

otis thorpe had a solid career but i dont think he ever made the all star team...

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thorpe didd make an all-star

thorpe didd make an all-star team i think. But that still leaves like 15 more all-stars

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can you name them please?i

can you name them please?

i think there were only 7 from that 1984 draft that made an all star team..thorpe made it in 1992..

the 1996 draft, which had about 15 players make an all star team....

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Only 7 all stars from the

Only 7 all stars from the 1984 draft but when you have the likely of MJ, Hakeem, Stockton and Barkley then it maybe had the most top players. They have got 4 Hall of Famers from that year already and when you do the top 50 players of all time poll then the above 4 would all feature with a couple being at the top or very near to it.

If you look at the 1996 draft for potential HoFer's then AI, Nash and of course Kobe will all surely get in and the next strongest contender is probably Ray Allen from that draft class.

The 2003 draft class already has 8 all stars but where anymore may come from apart from maybe Kendrick Perkins I could not really see. To consider this class for HoF is very early but LeBron must be a lock already and D-Wade has strong claims. If Bosh and Melo can keep up their performances or win titles over the next few years they will enter consideration in due course.

The current Boston team may be 4 future HoF's in Shaq, KG, PP and Ray Allen, can anyone think of any other team with as many possible HoF's or teams which have had so many players make the HoF in recent years. The great Boston, Lakers and Chicago teams would have probably achieved this but I cannot think of too many other instances.

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