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DreamShaker
10-01-2008, 03:16 AM
Yaknow we talk so much about busts....Kwame, Kandiman, Darko, Bowie...we all know the names....but which players do you think were the top 10 Anti-Busts of all-time since the Bird/Magic draft....the guys who worked out best for THE TEAM WHO DRAFTED THEM....this rules out Kobe, Shaq, ect....

My list is:

1. MJ
2. Magic
3. Bird
4. Hakeem
5. Duncan
6. Isiah Thomas
7. David Robinson
8. Karl Malone
9. D-Wade
10. Lebron James

chadtx01
10-01-2008, 03:42 AM
Man, thats hard to say. The majority of those guys were the faces of their franchise and most of them brought success to the city.

Gilbert>TheRest
10-01-2008, 09:52 AM
Mj

Wilson
10-01-2008, 10:03 AM
Yaknow we talk so much about busts....Kwame, Kandiman, Darko, Bowie...we all know the names....but which players do you think were the top 10 Anti-Busts of all-time since the Bird/Magic draft....the guys who worked out best for THE TEAM WHO DRAFTED THEM....this rules out Kobe, Shaq, ect....

My list is:

1. MJ
2. Magic
3. Bird
4. Hakeem
5. Duncan
6. Isiah Thomas
7. David Robinson
8. Karl Malone
9. D-Wade
10. Lebron James

That list looks pretty good. You could possibly swap Hakeem and Duncan though, since Duncan has already brought 2 more championships home, and could add to that total.

Also, you could maybe replace Malone with Stockton.

Tom81
10-01-2008, 10:19 AM
mj

lavis
10-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Duncan had better help.. Hakeem in his prime was only second to MJ in the nineties.

JMKnick33
10-01-2008, 11:13 AM
I'd put Ewing in there somewhere. around 15 straight years to the playoffs and only until the 2000 playoffs did they fail to get out of the first round. not to mention 2 finals appearances.

That puts Ewing as an anti-bust in my book.

op12
10-01-2008, 11:19 AM
nice sig gilbert

IndyRealist
10-01-2008, 12:48 PM
Ewing should definitely be up there.

Tony Parker was drafted 29th (last in the first round). Absolute steal. Every single NBA team passed on him except the Spurs, and he has a Finals MVP.

Afridi786
10-01-2008, 12:50 PM
So the best players of all time are basically the greatest anti busts right? lmao

madiaz3
10-01-2008, 01:08 PM
Reggie Miller
no one knew who he was, drafted him over some local indiana college star

pete_one
10-01-2008, 01:11 PM
THe milk man John Stockton

ombada
10-01-2008, 01:27 PM
Reggie Miller
no one knew who he was, drafted him over some local indiana college star

I completely agree that Miller should be up there... and the guy we drafted him over was Steve Alford who helped IU to the championship in 1987.

DreamShaker
10-01-2008, 01:51 PM
So the best players of all time are basically the greatest anti busts right? lmao

No it's more like the guy who least disapointed the team who drafted him....so kinda but not really....

knicks1214
10-01-2008, 01:54 PM
I'd put Ewing up there also. He had a great career as a Knick.

DreamShaker
10-01-2008, 02:22 PM
I'd put Ewing up there also. He had a great career as a Knick.

Yeah he's up there.....

SpeeMN
10-01-2008, 02:54 PM
Kevin Garnett for the Wolves. He was everything any team could have asked for. He was the best in a very unique way and is a major role model. Loyal till the end. Kevin Mchale ruined our team. Garnett made it bearable.

NYstateofMinD
10-01-2008, 06:11 PM
Kevin Garnett is defiantly up there but how about Vince Carter...I know most people are going to disagree here...but he originally put the Raptors on the map...his highlights is what was on ESPN. Although things didn't end right he made them and now Chris Bosh is continuing that legacy.

MiamiHeat
10-01-2008, 06:14 PM
It has to be Michael Jordan

Hawkeye15
10-01-2008, 06:30 PM
you can't be a bust if nobody expected anything from you, a bust is reserved for a top 2-3 pick who sucked

JordansBulls
10-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Yaknow we talk so much about busts....Kwame, Kandiman, Darko, Bowie...we all know the names....but which players do you think were the top 10 Anti-Busts of all-time since the Bird/Magic draft....the guys who worked out best for THE TEAM WHO DRAFTED THEM....this rules out Kobe, Shaq, ect....

My list is:

1. MJ
2. Magic
3. Bird
4. Hakeem
5. Duncan
6. Isiah Thomas
7. David Robinson
8. Karl Malone
9. D-Wade
10. Lebron James

The 1st guys on that list are definite as they each brought titles to their respective teams. I would add Gary Payton as well for the Sonics. Drexler for the Blazers, Ewing for the Knicks.

alexander_37
10-01-2008, 07:19 PM
isiah as a coach :shrug:

dre1990
10-01-2008, 08:00 PM
this is basically the best players list

BRADfromOZ
10-01-2008, 08:24 PM
I can't narrow it down to 10.
1. Michael Jordan
2. Magic Johnson
3. Larry Bird
4. Hakeem Olajuwon
5. Patrick Ewing
6. Tim Duncan
7. Isiah Thomas
8. Karl Malone & John Stockton
9. Clyde Drexler
10. Shawn Kemp & Gary Payton

honorable mentions:
James Worthy
David Robinson
Reggie Miller
Toni Kukoc
Shaquille O'Neal
Glen Robinson
Allen Iverson
Kevin Garnett
Paul Pierce
Lebron James
Chris Paul

JOSETHEALLSTAR
10-01-2008, 09:31 PM
Mj

prash
10-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Both MJ's Bird, Hakeem & Duncan top 5 of the last 20 years imo.

DenButsu
10-02-2008, 03:49 AM
At first I thought this was going to be a thread about late 1sts or 2nd rounders who exceeded low expectations - which might also make for an interesting thread topic.

But your list looks good, DS. His path has been rocky so far, but I hope Melo finds his way there.

Fireworld
10-02-2008, 04:27 AM
reggie miller.

JayW_1023
10-06-2008, 07:37 PM
MJ. He has mastered the game. He was the most complete offensive player of all time. He could move so fluently between his post game and perimeter game it was unheard of. He has the strength, athleticism, quickness, the smarts, the defense the competitive spirit. He truly had it all. He was unstoppable.

I wonder if there is ever going to be a better player....really hard to imagine.

cmellofan15
10-06-2008, 07:47 PM
No it's more like the guy who least disapointed the team who drafted him....so kinda but not really....

Yea you can't say a guy like Scottie b/c his talent didn't really show until he went to the Bulls IMO

Aapox
10-06-2008, 08:27 PM
This post should completely exclude anyone picked 1-15 in the draft.

In my opinion, an anti-bust is a player who comes from low in the draft to be a shockingly great player.