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NBA Draft Busts: Kwame Brown

July 23, 2011 7 comments

It was just a matter of time before I found time to profile the founder, ceo, and president of the NBA Busts Club…the one, the only, Kwame Brown.

The Washington Wizards, under president Michael Jordan, selected Brown with number one pick in the 2001 NBA Draft (Jordan’s first draft as president). The 6-foot 11-inch 19-year old high-school kid out of Glynn Academy in Georgia was considered a no-brainer by many NBA executives. Unfortunately for Kwame, Jordan, and the Wizards, Read more…


NBA Draft Busts: Sebastian Telfair

Sebastian Telfair was hit with as much hype as any high schooler to enter the NBA draft. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he played his high school ball at Lincoln. The 6-foot 175-pound guard had a knack for getting into the lane and was as tough as they come. He wrestled with Read more…

NBA Draft Busts: Darko Milicic

In what will go down in history as one of the greatest drafts in NBA history, the 2003 NBA draft will also be known for producing one of the biggest busts too. The Detroit Pistons selected 18-year old Serbian center Darko Milicic with the second overall pick right behind LeBron James. The Pistons chose Darko over players like Read more…

NBA Draft Busts: Sam Bowie

July 7, 2011 1 comment

The 1984 NBA Draft produced four Hall of Famers, including the number one overall pick Hakeem Olajuwon, the number three pick Michael Jordan, the number five pick Charles Barkley, and the number sixteen pick John Stockton. Unfortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, they missed out on those stars. Sandwiched at number two between NBA greats Read more…

NBA Draft Busts: Rafael Araujo

Araujo started his basketball career at Arizona Western College. He dominated during his 2 years at the junior college before transferring to Brigham Young University (BYU) for his junior and senior seasons. Araujo earned the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year award his senior season, averaging 18 ppg and 10 rpg. Read more…

NBA Draft Busts: Jay Williams

June 22, 2011 2 comments

The former McDonald’s All-American went on to have a stellar four-year career at Duke. Williams was named ACC Rookie of the Year and NCAA National Freshman of the Year in his first year in Durham. The next year, Williams led his Blue Devils to a National Championship, becoming Duke’s single season scoring leader in the process. Williams had his best personal year during his final season at Duke, earning the National Player of the Year award. In 2002, Williams entered the NBA draft.

The Chicago Bulls selected the heralded senior with the second pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. Williams had a solid rookie year, averaging 9.5 ppg and close to 5 asp while starting in 54 games. In June of 2003, just a week before the NBA Draft, Williams was involved in Read more…

NBA Draft Busts: Shawn Bradley

June 22, 2011 1 comment

Shawn Bradley was one of the most hyped up and talked about players to enter the 1993 NBA Draft. Before entering the draft, the former McDonald’s All-American played at Brigham Young University. Bradley set multiple shot-blocking records while at BYU and brought home some hardware too. Bradley was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Player of the Year after his brilliant freshman season as well as being named to the All-WAC defensive team and an Honorable Mention All-American. After his stellar freshman year, Bradley decided to Read more…

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