Pick/Year: No. 8/1984
Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Players passed over: John Stockton, Otis Thorpe, Kevin Willis
Stats (years in the league): 5.6 PPG 1.3 RPG 1.5 APG (1984-1988)
A player chosen by the Los Angeles Clippers couldn't have not made this list. The welcome mat of the league for decades, the Clippers have always suffered from a combination of poor management and just plain unluckiness. The devastating injuries to Danny Manning and Shaun Livingston's knees fall under the latter category, but when it comes to Lancaster Gordon, all you can do is wonder what L.A.'s front office was thinking.
In a draft absolutely loaded with talent, the Clippers managed to select one of the worst of the whole bunch, passing on Gonzaga guard John Stockton to take Gordon out of Louisville. Strangely, for as much success they've had in the NCAA, Louisville's players have rarely become anything special in the NBA. Gordon certainly was no exception, finding himself out of a job after just four seasons.