What if.. Lebron and Darko
What if Lebron went to college?
Darko would have been the likely 1st pick.
Would he get PT with the Cavs?
How would that have changed his career?
Who would be the 1st pick in 04?
Dwight or Lebron?
If Lebron went to Orlando or Charlotte how would that have changed his career?
darko would have been first. He would have definitely gotten the playing time. The cavs were almost the worst team in the league. Im sure things would have been different for Darko. He has the talent but he lacks confidence. He would have been a solid pro, but thats just how the cookie crumbles.
As for dwight and lebron... I dont even think its a question. Lebron would have dominated college and had the label of superstar written all over him. Dwight was still very very raw, but definitely had the potential to be something great but if lebron went to college he would have been the number one pick no matter what so that puts Lebron in Orlando and Dwight in Charlotte which has way to many variables
That would be interesting...
Carmelo would of been a Piston?
Bosh would of been a Nugget?
Wade would be a Raptor?
That changes alot...
I think Darko would still be a bust, but lesser of a bust...if that makes any sense
He would of been more effective, because he'd pretty much have the greenlight to the franchise
as opposed to the Pistons were he would of just taken a backseat to the key guys like Billups, Rip, 'Sheed, and Prince
As for Lebron, he;d be #1 in 2004, and that would be interesting for the Magic...
Dwight would be a Bobcat, Okafor would be a Bull, BGordon would be a Clipper...
its funny how the possibilities of 2 guys going to college, changes the NBA entirely
Carmelo Anthony would of been the 1st pick. Most boards have Melo listed over Darko just that Detroit raved at the possibility of having "The Next Dirk" (The most overused term for every european bigman who can shoot). Lebron would dominate college be #! pick for Orlando. Emeka would still be a Bobcat because I think Charlotte was sold on him and thought he would be a star instead of the project player Dwight Howard, then he would be a bull. They would have never gotten DRose at that rate.
The Cavaliers needed a SF. not a PF. Carmelo would of went #1 because he won the championship. Plus Darko wasnt even predicted top 5. He was more top 10 but the Pistons just took him so they could develop im sinc e they already had a championship contending start 5. Jeez people get your heads out of the rocks they've been under.
lol, LeBron would've dominated college at Ohio State
Actually, In every single mock draft they had Darko listed as the #2 pick, search it.
How was he not a top 5 pick?
Darko had such a high upside and potential and talent that if Lebron wasnt in the draft, Darko goes 1st.
The Cavs were trying to decide between the high school phenom. Or the college player of the year coming off a championship. Carmelo Anthony would have gone 1st. Like I said Darko was only#2 because the Pistons already had a start 5 and they wanted a player to develop that wouldnt be a factor early.
If Darko Had Of Went To College He Wouldn't Have Been A Bust Because He Wouldn't Have Dominated In College, Which Means He Wouldn't Have Been A Lottery Pick.
And As For Lebron.......BEAST Period
Completly hypothetical, but If Lebron would have stayed 4 years in college at Ohio State, he would have been a senior when Greg Oden and MIke Conley were freshman...yikes.
Now why would LeBron stay 4 years
suprenova, you are wrong. Darko was widely considered the number 2 or 3 pick at worst. I even read where some people compared his potential to lebron. You think he wasn't going top 10 and everyone here has their heads under a rock, but you are very mistaken.
i heard from a little birdie..when the pistons did a background check on melo...they saw a few things that happened in his past they thought might resurface......and they saw bosh as another keon clark...they thought wade was too short and a poor outside shooter to play shooting guard..they compared wade to former michigan state player shawn respert...shows u that scouts & doing background checks can both be wrong....to them darko was the safe pick...hahahaha