Stephen Curry (2009)
Talk about Stephen Curry’s drop to the 7th overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft, and you’ll elicit a variety of different emotions from fans of teams picking among the top eight picks. Memphis Grizzlies fans will want to vomit, as they recall their team taking Hasheem Thabeet (a legendary NBA Draft bust). Timberwolves fans will want to hurl themselves off a building, recalling how then General Manager David Kahn selected Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn over Curry.
And New York Knicks’ fans would be absolutely despondent, as the team was praying Curry would fall to them at #8 overall. As we all know, the two-time MVP has become the centerpiece of the juggernaut that is the Golden State Warriors, and is almost certainly one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.