The Class Of ‘96
Imagine if I told you in ‘96:
Steve Nash will have twice as many MVPs as Kobe Bryant.
Stephon Marbury will be out of the league before his cousin Sebastian Telfair and end up being the face of basketball in China.
Shareef Abdur-Rahim will set the record for most regular season games played without making the playoffs, and never win a series in his career.
Antoine Walker’s retirement will come in Boise, where at age 36, he gives up on one final attempt to return to the league.
Ray Allen will become the league’s all-time leader in three pointers made.
Kobe Bryant will mature into the best shooting guard in the league, win three championships with Shaq before forcing him out of town, along the way see his reputation shattered by a sexual assault case, than win two more championships and come full circle later in his career and be the most beloved superstar almost by default. 
Allen Iverson, the first overall pick in this draft and not pictured in the photo above, will one day carry his team to the Finals, and even win a game entirely by himself and be considered the best player in the league. He will also find several years later that no team wants his services, and will have to travel all the way to Turkey just to keep playing basketball. 
I’m not sure how much of it you would believe.
photo via SLAM

The Class Of ‘96

Imagine if I told you in ‘96:

Steve Nash will have twice as many MVPs as Kobe Bryant.

Stephon Marbury will be out of the league before his cousin Sebastian Telfair and end up being the face of basketball in China.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim will set the record for most regular season games played without making the playoffs, and never win a series in his career.

Antoine Walker’s retirement will come in Boise, where at age 36, he gives up on one final attempt to return to the league.

Ray Allen will become the league’s all-time leader in three pointers made.

Kobe Bryant will mature into the best shooting guard in the league, win three championships with Shaq before forcing him out of town, along the way see his reputation shattered by a sexual assault case, than win two more championships and come full circle later in his career and be the most beloved superstar almost by default. 

Allen Iverson, the first overall pick in this draft and not pictured in the photo above, will one day carry his team to the Finals, and even win a game entirely by himself and be considered the best player in the league. He will also find several years later that no team wants his services, and will have to travel all the way to Turkey just to keep playing basketball. 

I’m not sure how much of it you would believe.

photo via SLAM

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