Washington Wizards: Pau Gasol, 2001 NBA Draft
The great Michael Jordan was a minority owner of the Washington Wizards in 2001, and in gearing up to return to playing in the NBA, he would work out against the prospects in the 2001 NBA Draft. Kwame Brown, whom the team would take at #1 overall, famously guaranteed Jordan that if the Wizards drafted Brown, they’d never regret it. In actuality, it was the exact opposite; Brown just couldn’t handle the transition from high school to the pro’s, and especially playing alongside Jordan. What makes matters worse is that Jordan had no interest in drafting Pau Gasol, who was taken three picks later.