2006: Adam Morrison
In fairness to Charlotte, who selected All-American forward Adam Morrison with the third overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, four of the first five picks in that year’s class turned out to be world-class busts: Andrea Bargnani, Tyrus Thomas, Shelden Williams, along with Morrison. While he was an incredibly productive player in college, Morrison ended up being one of those guys who maximized his talent in college, and couldn’t compete with the athletes in the NBA. This pick looks even worse when you see that guys like Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, Rudy Gay, and J. J. Redick were all taken after Morrison.
Regardless of his abysmal NBA career, Morrison won two NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, even though he spent most of his time cheering from the bench. Thanks to Kobe Bryant, Adam Morrison has more NBA titles than Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and John Stockton – combined!