YEAR: 1980

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The Golden State Warriors were desperate to establish an identity and improve their franchise. They needed someone to lead, a transcendent talent that they could build around for years to come. So they traded two-thirds of the greatest frontcourt of all time in Robert Parish (a future Hall of Famer) and their No. 3 pick (soon to be Kevin McHale, another Hall of Famer) to the Boston Celtics in order to draft Joe Barry Carroll first overall. Wait, what the fuck?