Sunday, August 3, 2008

First Overall Draft Picks

The National Basketball Association's first overall No. is the player who is selected first among all conscripts into question by a team under the annual consumption of the National Association of Basketball (NBA) Draft. The first spade is a reward for the team wins, that the NBA Draft Lottery, but in most cases, that the composition of the team had a rate of data loss during the previous season. The team with the first pick attracts much media attention, [2] as well as the player is selected, with spades.

In total, nine selected first went on to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, are Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (a record six times winner), Bill Walton, Magic Johnson (three times winner), Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson , Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson and Tim Duncan (twice winner).

China's Yao Ming (2002) and Italy's Andrea Bargnani (2006) are the only two players without experience the pressure of competition to the USA at the first major development. Five other players with U.S. College experience was the first full-Mychal Thompson (Bahamas) in 1978, Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria) in 1984, Tim Duncan (U.S. Virgin Islands) in 1997, Michael Olowokandi (Nigeria) for the year 1998, And Andrew Bogut (Australia) in 2005. Duncan USA is an American citizen, but rather as an "international" players of the NBA, because he was not born in some fifty countries or the State of Washington, DC [3]

Please note that projects between 1947 and 1949 have kept the basketball Association of America (BAA). The Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball Association teams absorbent by the National Basketball League in the fall of 1949. NBA official publications, the authors of BAA as part of the history of the NBA draft.

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