1996 NBA Draft - Rewind

As we ramp up to Thursday's 2012 NBA Draft, Mitchell & Ness is going to look back at some past draft days. We will be breaking down the picks, the players, and of course... the fashion. Let's keep going in the series with 1996, one of the greatest drafts of the '90s. The draft was littered with starst come in the NBA, with the likes of Allen Iverson, Marcus Camby, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Jermaine O'Neal and Zyndrunas Ilgauskas. 


Best Player- Kobe Bryant (13th overall, Charlotte Hornets) As much as this Philadelphia company would want to give the award to Allen Iverson, the title clearly goes to a different son of Philly... Kobe Bryant. Bryant's five NBA titles, 2008 MVP, and 14 All-Star game appearances are unmatched. Already the 5th all time in scoring, don't be surprised if Kobe keeps gunning to top Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39,387 career points.

Biggest Bust- Todd Fuller (11th overall, Golden State Warriors) The Warriors would come to regret taking Fuller ahead of Bryant, Peja Stojakovic, and Steve Nash. The center was a four-year star at NC State, but was unable to equal those heights in the NBA. His five-year NBA career saw him limited to 3.7 ppg, as Fuller turned out to be just another big-man bust.

Style MVP- We first off have to give a honorable mention to both Steve Nash, rocking a crazy tie and an even crazier face:

 

And Erick Dampier, wearing his finest waiter's jacket:

 

But the title has to go to Samaki Walker, with this all-white hat and suit combo that falls somewhere his Easter best and a pimpin' outfit. Stay classy, Samaki.  

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1991 NBA Draft - Rewind

As we ramp up to Thursday's 2012 NBA Draft, Mitchell & Ness is going to look back at some past draft days. We will be breaking down the picks, the players, and of course... the fashion. So let's get started with the 1991 NBA Draft, on this day 21 years ago.

Best Player- Dikembe Mutombo (4th overall, Denver Nuggets) A tough call, but Mutombo takes the title. An 8x All Star and 4x Defensive Player of the year, Mutombo dominated the glass for 18 years in his long NBA career. The finger-wagging center takes this title.

Biggest Bust- Rich King (14th overall, Seattle Sonics) King, a huge 7'2" center out of Nebraska, goes down as another big-man bust in NBA history. In his four-year NBA career, King appeared in only 72 games while averaging just 1.9 ppg. Injuries limited King after his rookie year, and ultimately knocked him out of the league.

Style MVP- Larry Johnson (1st overall, Charlotte Hornets) "Grandmama" outdid himself as the number one pick, offering up a legendary style duo. First, he rocked this tie when he got drafted:

Then, he went with this eye-blinding shirt in his promotional pictures. 

Got to give it up to the UNLV star, he was the forebearer of some of the Russell Westbrook fashions we're seeing out of today's players.

 

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2012 NHL Draft

The 2012 NHL draft took place over the weekend at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Even though 211 prospects were taken in this year’s draft, the headlines of the draft seemed to be about what the teams were doing with their current rosters. What do you think the biggest story line was from this year’s 2012 draft?

 

A) The Edmonton Oilers draft forward Nail Yakupov with their third consecutive 1st overall pick.

B) The Pittsburgh Penguins trade center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes (whose Captain is Eric Staal, Jordan’s older brother) in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and the 8th overall pick in the 2012 draft, defenseman Derrick Pouliot. Extra note - Jordan Staal was in the process of getting married when he was trade to the ‘Canes.

C) The Philadelphia Flyers trade winger James Van Riemsdyk to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Luke Schenn (whose younger brother, Brayden Schenn, plays for Flyers).

D) The Boston Bruins draft goalie Malcolm Subban, younger brother to division rival P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens.

E) Your Pick. 

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