Watch This Inspiring Video of The Top 3 Picks of The NBA Draft Throughout The Years.
This year's top 3 draft picks; Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett have a lot of work to do in order to join the greats.
The top three picks of the NBA draft have included legends such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal and many more. This video, created by ESPN, gives a fair account of the top selected picks and their impact on the NBA. It also includes legends such as Isiah Thomas, Steve Francis, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton, who were all second picks.
Obviously, the video doesn't include draft busts or underachievers such as Anthony Bennett, Darko Milličić, Sam Bowie or Kwame Brown since they failed to provide any sort of impact on their team and the league in general.
The video ends the list of first picks with LeBron James, who has since won 3 NBA titles, 4 MVPs and 3 Finals MVPs. With the list of second picks, the video ends with lethal scorer, Kevin Durant, who has since won 4 scoring titles, 2 NBA titles and 2 Finals MVPs. Lastly, Michael Jordan caps of the list of legendary third picks, ending his career with 6 NBA titles, 6 Finals MVPS, 5 MVPs and 10 Scoring titles.
This year's top three picks were Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and R.J. Barrett. Will these three athletes be remembered as greats or will their legacies be eclipsed by the hidden gems of their draft class? We are yet to find out.