Biggest NBA Draft Busts


The Top Ten

1 Kwame Brown

Kwame Brown, God bless him, is a scrub

#1 Pick (Over Pau Gasol, Joe Johnson, Zach Randolph, Gerald Wallace) - mvp000311

Kwame Brown is a bona-fide scrub!

2 Greg Oden Greg Oden Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Led Ohio State to the national championship game, and doesn't do crap in the NBA

#1 Pick (over Kevin Durant, and Al Horford) - mvp000311

3 Hasheem Thabeet

#2 Pick (Currently in D-league) Over Tyreke Evans, Stephen Curry - mvp000311

Taken over Harden and Curry

Hasheem the dream

4 Michael Olowokandi

#1 Pick (Overt Paul Pierce, Dirk N, Vince Carter) - mvp000311

5 Darko Milicic

Look at all the players after him

#2 Pick (Over Melo, Wade, Bosh) - mvp000311

6 Sam Bowie

He was drafted right before Michael Jordan. That pretty much speaks for itself.

Taken over Jordan, Barkley, and Stockton

7 Adam Morrison
8 Anthony Bennett

#1 pick (before Oladipo, Nerleans Noel, and Giannia Antenkoumpo)

9 Stromile Swift

#2 Pick (Over Michael Redd, Jamal Crawford) - mvp000311

10 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

I don't like LeBron, but he doesn't deserve to be on this list. - Bronson

I didn't mean to vote LeBron here. But whoever put LeBron on here is a hater. - BUETBU91

Why is the mvp here

Number 1 over darco milcic

V 3 Comments

The Contenders

11 LaRue Martin
12 Samaki Walker

#9 Pick (Over Kobe and Nash) - mvp000311

13 Jay Williams

#2 Pick (over amar'e and caron butler) - mvp000311

14 Andrea Bargnani

Taken over LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajan Rondo, and Kyle Lowry

Andrea who? Exactly

15 John Koncak
16 Jonny Flynn

6th overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves (in front of Stephen Curry, Jrue Holiday, and Taj Gibson) - andnolan07

17 Eddie Curry
18 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Sam bowie is way better

Stop putting NBA Hall of Famers on this list. - BUETBU91

Picked over the GOAT Anthony Teachey

19 Joel Embiid Joel Embiid

At least Greg Oden was able to play in general

Taken over Marcus Smart, Nik Stauskus, Aaron Gordon, and Zac LaVine

20 Len Bias Len Bias Leonard Kevin "Len" Bias was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland.

No way does he deserve to be on the list. He didn't play in a game and he would've been a great player. - BUETBU91

If you don't want to be on this list, stay off the drugs!

The epitome of "busts", he simply threw it all away. What an idiot.

1 turnover per life! - Bradysnothing

21 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

You have got to be kidding me. The 2nd greatest player of all time is on this list? - Bronson

22 Ben Simmons Ben Simmons Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.

He is an overrated piece of crap

23 Joe Smith

1st Overall pick in 1995 Draft. (Before Antonio McDyess, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, and Kevin Garnett)

24 Sam Perkins
25 Tyreke Evans
26 Thomas Robinson
27 Ekpe Udoh
28 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.
29 Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Olajuwon Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.

Before Jordan, Barkley, Stockton, and etc. - Bradysnothing

NO! NO! NO! Hakeem Olajuwon is not a bust. - BUETBU91

30 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.
31 Anthony Davis Anthony Davis Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association.
32 Alonzo Mourning
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Biggest NHL Draft Busts Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Busts Top 10 New England Patriots Draft Busts Top 10 Houston Texans Draft Busts Top 10 Carolina Panthers Draft Busts

List Stats

100 votes
32 listings
7 years, 262 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Greg Oden
2. Kwame Brown
3. Hasheem Thabeet
1. Greg Oden
2. Hasheem Thabeet
3. Michael Olowokandi
1. LaRue Martin
2. Hasheem Thabeet
3. Kwame Brown

View All 4

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.