From LeBron to Darko: Re-Ranking the 2003 NBA Draft’s Top 10

LeBron James is ready for a big year | Jason Miller/Getty Images

There is no one like LeBron James | Jason Miller/Getty Images

The summer of 2014 was a busy one for the NBA Draft class of 2003. Carmelo Anthony decided to stay in New York, LeBron James took his talents back to Ohio, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade re-upped with the Miami Heat, and Darko Milicic decided to take up kickboxing. Yes, this is true: 29-year-old Darko had a new sport to pursue (which is a good thing, considering his lack of success in the previous one).

While the Pistons have to wonder what could have been had they gone in a different direction with the No. 2 overall pick back in ’03, we thought this would be as good a time as any to revisit  and re-rank  the top 10 picks of that notable draft. And of course, we begin our countdown with a certain hoopster-turned-kickboxer…