Greg Oden, Trailblazers (2007)
Longtime fans of the Portland Trailblazers likely endured even more nightmares of “what if,” after watching the 2017 NBA Finals. The Trailblazers held the #1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, which they infamously used on center Greg Oden from Ohio State. In their defense, the pick was somewhat of a no-brainer at the time, as Oden was a ballyhooed 7-footer that was described as a “once-in-a-decade player.” But Oden’s career was finished before it ever got started, due to a tragic string of injuries. To add insult to those injuries, the player taken after Oden was Kevin Durant: the eight-time All-Star who won the NBA MVP award in 2014, and MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals.