YEAR: 1984

badpickBad Pick hallofMissed Hall of Famer

Just doesn't have the same ring to it, huh? For years, Sam Bowie has been the poster child for bad decision making and drafting for "need" more than talent (like any team doesn't "need" Michael Jordan). Picked by Portland only because they already had a guard in Clyde Drexler, Bowie went on to play ten injury riddled seasons before retiring in 1995. That other guy became the most recognizable athlete in the world.