The Complete History of NBA Players Being Called "The Next Jordan"

Len Bias

Year: 1986

All we have for this comparison is speculation and conjecture as the 1986 No. 2 overall pick died from a cocaine overdose before ever setting foot on an NBA floor. Like Michael, he won the ACC Player of the Year (two seasons after Jordan) but we'll never know if he would've lived up to the insane precedent Jordan set. The closest thing we do have is the two of them facing off in a Maryland vs. UNC game from 1984.

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