yeah, it was actually the lakers picking bynum which started the whole debate. not a fan of them picking bynum at all, especially since you had much better players like green and granger that were still available. bynum's lack of even high school basketball experience and that the only reason his stock even rose cause he finally lost 20 pounds doesn't give me hope. bynum is such a raw project that he won't be halfway decent till his contract runs out. who knows about bias? maybe, he wouldn't have lived up to his potential anyways or been another roy tarpley. did the celtics actually sign him to a contract, and have to pay his family for the contract? akili smith was #3 pick, and he played just as poorly as leaf. yet, he doesn't get the same stigma. i just think leaf gets such a poor rap simply cause he was such a jerk in san diego, but nobody else uses that as a factor for the other draft busts. i just find it ironic that for somebody who had so much difficulty with the media is now in a class titled media relations. its strange that espn would call leaf the biggest bust, but only the second worst draft pick. I would think if you're the biggest bust, that would also make you the worst draft pick.
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7/3/05 at 8:45am