2003 — LeBron James (#1 pick)
If you’re counting, that’s only two correct #1 picks now in a decade. LeBron is obviously the top pick from his draft, but it’s still saying something when Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony also go top five (along with Darko Milicic… d’oh!). What even needs to be said about LeBron?
How about this: Wade and Bosh are first ballot Hall of Famers, and LeBron has more win shares for his career than both of them combined. James has 15 All Star berths, 14 All NBA teams, 4 MVPs, and 3 championships, and those numbers can only go up from here. He is very obviously one of the greatest players in league history.