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.