Why Were 12 Players Drafted Before Kobe Bryant? How Did Their Careers Turn Out?

7 868
Minnie G
Minnie G - 4 hours ago
*New Series*
Why Was *TRUMP* Elected Before *OPRAH* ?
Lan C
Lan C - 15 hours ago
Kobe had a work habit that put every single player in the league to shame.
Saghorse1978 - Day ago
I wish the Timberwolves had taken him. I would’ve liked to see that. They would have won at least 2 titles.
Philip Farnan
Philip Farnan - Day ago
Iverson and Bryant would not have worked...It's the kobe show.
Philip Farnan
Philip Farnan - Day ago
Great video
jason garcia
jason garcia - 3 days ago
Y you just trash the hall of famer, MVP, 4x scoring champ, 3x steals leader, 3x first team all nba and, 11x all star Allen Iverson!? Nobody had more heart then that 5'11" guard! Top 5 guard of all time! His sixers teams were trash and he still carried them to the finals!!?
Edwinthepro - 3 days ago
I think you should do 14 players before kawhi
joshua Dar
joshua Dar - Day ago
There is
Jet SetLife
Jet SetLife - 4 days ago
Fuck the raid game
timdella92 - 4 days ago
“Most unbeatable dynasty in NBA history.”
Raptors: 😂
Briscoe17555 - 5 days ago
That was the deepest draft ever, Kobe wasn't that much of a big deal, high school players weren't looked at really. People would have taken Marbury over Kobe 99/100 times. Iverson and Marbury were instant superstars and Ray Allen was Jesus Shuttlesworth while Kobe was averaging like 13 ppg off the bench... People forget that the internet barely existed and unless you went to a huge basketball school like Duke, North Carolina, UCLA, Kentucky, etc. you were a virtual unknown. ESPN wasn't exactly covering high school basketball the way they did once Lebron rolled around... Most people never heard of Kobe before the draft
Nas - 5 days ago
Um no Ray Allen was not better than AI
Mighty Minxx
Mighty Minxx - 6 days ago
I’m still imagining Kobe and KG 👀🤤😬
Jajuann McIntyree
Jajuann McIntyree - 7 days ago
You talked about Iverson like he isn’t the greatest pound for pound player of all time
Marquice Rowan
Marquice Rowan - 7 days ago
AI and Kobe woulda been epic
quixxx3 - 7 days ago
He was from high school and also in a deep draft. Plus not to mention he was picky with where he wanted to go
Ghostflame92 - 8 days ago
Lol that ad transition though, not bad
Montavious Wilson
Montavious Wilson - 8 days ago
Ray Allen was the best shot until Steph came along.
TMLJunK - 14 days ago
I'm pretty sure McGrady was picked before his cousin Vince (who was traded to Toronto for his Tarheels teammate Antawn Jamison at the draft).
And back in the late 90's, NOBODY wanted to play for Toronto and highschoolers were generally viewed as very high risk, medium reward at best.
indoorgrow guy
indoorgrow guy - 19 days ago
The Toronto f***** up the worst and the draft full of offensive superstars.... and they pick a defensive guy..
indoorgrow guy
indoorgrow guy - 19 days ago
I hate commercials that are disguised in content
Rico Guitterez
Rico Guitterez - 21 day ago
Umm..... I take offensive to most dominant dynasty comment; that is (and I hate to say it as a Laker fan) is the Bill Russell's Celtics.... U gonna tell me for 11 years (or how ever fucking long) y'all couldn't whip their ass..... Like there was only 10 teams not 30 like today (exaggerating obv.) And y'all couldn't beat the team for a decade as they got older and older..... Let the warriors win 8 out of 10 and then that claim. Can b submitted
Rico Guitterez
Rico Guitterez - 21 day ago
PS love ur channel. Keep working hard and doing great 👍
Skrimp Extra
Skrimp Extra - 23 days ago
Why is there a Scott the woz vid in this playlist ain’t complaining just wondering
Legendary Tony
Legendary Tony - 29 days ago
96 draft was a once in a lifetime
NY101jah - Month ago
Man gave AI no respect
Brian Boley
Brian Boley - Month ago
Raid is going to change everythinggggg, Rage is completely freeeeeeeee
Darien Pitts
Darien Pitts - Month ago
Okay, I just want to say that as a Sixers fan and I think I speak for every philly fan, I don't wish for 20 years of Kobe over Iverson. Sure he was a hometown kid and may have brought way better things to the team, but no matter how you look at it somehow AI embodied everything Philadelphia, his street mentality to his flashy play. It was a perfect fit and to this day he is and always will be my favorite player of all time despite being unable to beat the Lakers with his local rec league friends.
mase8705 - Month ago
Shareef Abdur-Rahim is the Kevin of the 2000s. Always a good player but played on crappy teams.
bory Banks
bory Banks - Month ago
I’m still taking iverson over Kobe if he would of went to the lakers they would of had 5 rings
Admcc Plays
Admcc Plays - Month ago
Your voice is sexy af
boletus2001 - Month ago
Good video but I think you sold Iverson a little short. Yeah, he may have hated "practice" but the dude was a warrior on the court and worked harder than just about everybody once the ball was tipped. He led the league in minutes played numerous times, and as he was a smaller guy who constantly drove to the basket he got the shit beaten out of him every game yet kept coming back for more. He also had 2 pretty darn good seasons in Denver before he fell off, you made it seem like he was garbage in Denver right away. I really think he is an under appreciated all time great and that is mainly because of the off the court stuff which you nailed in the video, yeah, that was a mess.
Giri Dharan
Giri Dharan - Month ago
You are saying few player's career can be justified that were drafted before him? I am curious about that. Can you justify that Dom2K?
Henry Dinh-Price
Henry Dinh-Price - Month ago
Why were 40 players drafted before Jokic?
Kevin Brezinski
Kevin Brezinski - Month ago
Selling Iverson short as fuck
Quinn League
Quinn League - Month ago
In all these videos you act like they can predict the players successful career
Shane Tydeman
Shane Tydeman - Month ago
Steve Nash & Ben Wallace should've received honorary mentions for being drafted the same year...
bory Banks
bory Banks - Month ago
Shane Tydeman Wallace was undrafted
KalergiPlanTalmudTGSNT HellstormLightOnConspiracies
You should use your JouTube money on reading classes.
Sean Newberry
Sean Newberry - Month ago
Loved Ray Allen in a Sonics uniform. Miss the Sonics and hate the Chunder.
TheMeathead62 - Month ago
epic 7 is better than raid in every possible way just so you guys know
Luther Blissett
Luther Blissett - Month ago
Those stupid commercials are ruining your channel. Unsubscribed
Big Daddy
Big Daddy - 2 months ago
Real question why would Charlotte trade him to the Lakers!!!!
Chris Buhl
Chris Buhl - 2 months ago
What is the Allen Iverson video you talk about called?
Cuhh Plz
Cuhh Plz - 2 months ago
I only know bout shareef cuz he was an absolute nightmare on nba ballers phenom
Manny Jhutty
Manny Jhutty - 2 months ago
Philly wouldn't have given Kobe the chance to blossom there.
Dyanne Rocco Ilaria
Dyanne Rocco Ilaria - 2 months ago
Again, these vids are kinda dumb bc in 90s, not til 2001 was a HS player drafted #1. before, GMs went on skill and talent rather than potential. KG was first, he was drafted #5 by MINN, but was drafted after Joe Smith, Antonio McDyss, Jerry Stackhouse, and Rasheed Wallace. What did all those player have in common? Went to big universities, faced top level competition, performed. In 96, Kobe was drafted #13 and Jermaine O'Neal was drafted #17. O'Neal was on the bench with Blazers til he was traded to the Pacers. Kobe came off the bench his first year. But who was drafted before Kobe? AI, Camby, Abdur-Rahim, Marbury, Allen, A Walker, Lorenzen Wright, Kerry Kittles. Again, what they all have in common? at universities, faced top level competition, performed.
Max Malten
Max Malten - 2 months ago
Marbury had a lot of off-court issues, depression and such things.
Nate Cichocki
Nate Cichocki - 2 months ago
Riley Black
Riley Black - 2 months ago
7:26 It worked because Kobe is a fucking lunatic
Joy P
Joy P - 2 months ago
Favorite series you do!! 👍🏼
Kevin Andrews
Kevin Andrews - 2 months ago
AI deserved the #1 spot regaurdless of how kobes mighty rings turned out AI proved himself in football and basketball in high school and then college; lol Kobe never proved himself in college AI was the most gifted of the 96 draft and possibly any draft.
YoBobNJ - 2 months ago
But what about Brady huh???
Dyanne Rocco Ilaria
Dyanne Rocco Ilaria - 2 months ago
these vids are getting pretty dumb. Ok, the player (Kobe) became an all time great, but when he was drafted, he was an unknown. He wasnt LBJ, he came out 7 years before LBJ. Kobe didnt have all the media coverage and HS games televised.
Jacob Robinson
Jacob Robinson - 2 months ago
Do 1 on Dirk
Jaxk BoiiZ
Jaxk BoiiZ - 2 months ago
I definitely fast fowarded thru that raid crap
allen ignacio
allen ignacio - 2 months ago
Kobe was really the catalyst for HS kids have bigtime potential. I'm if it wasn't for him maybe lots of players needs to go to college to make it to pros .. (Rule Was Changed Later on).
Kabbage withak
Kabbage withak - 2 months ago
LeBron James 😜
Camilo Espinoza
Camilo Espinoza - 2 months ago
SG players seem to be the hard choices, cuzz very few get the Kobe success...
Tom Erickson
Tom Erickson - 2 months ago
I remember there was a lot of hype when Kobe was drafted. It turned out to be for real, but he wasn't even a starter on the Lakers his first year yet he was selected for the all star team.
Tom Erickson
Tom Erickson - 7 days ago
@Jake Rojas You are correct sir...
Jake Rojas
Jake Rojas - 7 days ago
All-star 2nd season
im zayron
im zayron - 2 months ago
I have vitaly's card
Yutube SuspendedMyAccount
Yutube SuspendedMyAccount - 2 months ago
Lets not forget , seahawks threw the ball on 1 yard line....
Nicholas Ruena
Nicholas Ruena - 2 months ago
Can you make a vid of 59 players drafted before Isaiah Thomas the 60th overall pick . that would be spectacular
Mike909ism - 2 months ago
Because they were stupid? Philly had scouts at most of Kobe’s high school games and trust, Kobe dominated and they still drafted Iverson. Not knocking Iverson, he was a bad dude but Kobe simply is a one of a kind talent. Philly cost themselves titles.
parmelee23 - 2 months ago
Because he was a high school kid and nobody wants to bet their franchise on a teenager
Richard Hiller
Richard Hiller - 2 months ago
Iverson's were the best shoe ever!
Troy Gardenhire
Troy Gardenhire - 2 months ago
This are terrible games
John Snakes
John Snakes - 2 months ago
What do you mean why? This is a dumb title for a video
Curtis - 2 months ago
Y'all playing Raid or what?
Mr duck dogers
Mr duck dogers - 2 months ago
Why he dragging Iverson like that
Seby Adala
Seby Adala - 2 months ago
u said durant instead of garnett
Meek - 2 months ago
For anyone curious about how Lorenzen Wright died, he was killed by his wife(with an accomplice i believe) for his 1 million dollar insurance policy
S. Francis Williams
S. Francis Williams - 2 months ago
Difficult to think you are the GOAT when you were not even the best player on your own team when Shaq was there. Kobe delusion.
m h
m h - Month ago
@alp21188 he needed 30 shots to get 30 points. His fg percentage is horrendous, terrible passer, overrated defense. Most of his points came from the free throw line on those bitch ass pump fakes.
alp21188 - Month ago
People who speak the truth about Kobe are called haters so that no one listens to the truth being told
m h
m h - 2 months ago
Yes! Thank you. Finally someone speaking some truth.
David Landis
David Landis - 2 months ago
Good vid. Shameless plug. 👎
Scott Sharp
Scott Sharp - 2 months ago
nba is garbanzo beans, super weak sauce, kinda like Metallica, regardless of the previous body of work, ALL the emptiness of the soulless music (sports) ruins any supposed amazing work pre garbanzo beans and ZONE defense....curry sux, seriously sux gaybron is a gay porn star an forces it, forces it, forces it anden gets paid to FORCE IT.!. eat a dick
MAGACOP - 2 months ago
Kobe is NOT better than AI.
Kobe had Shaq and Robert Horry.
George Periorellis
George Periorellis - 2 months ago
Alex Matthews
Alex Matthews - 2 months ago
Allen Iverson has always been great, diminishing role getting older whatever he a career 25 plus ppg player has 6ft tall
Roderick Harper
Roderick Harper - 2 months ago
Antoine Walker was coming off a national championship. One of the most loaded teams in history. At least one of the best of the 90's
Webster Rollack
Webster Rollack - 2 months ago
Memphis is down by 12 they put AI in the game AI makes 8 straight pts and coach pulls him... AI was not washed up they forced him out
Duran Jensen
Duran Jensen - 2 months ago
How come Kobe Bryant didn't punch Reggie Miller in the face when he threw him in the stands?!!LOL
Task Don
Task Don - 2 months ago
Why stop at Kobe? The next two picks were Peja Stojakovic and Steve Nash. Also, that draft year featured the first player ever to be cut as the first round draft choice: Travis Knight.
Lance Derecho
Lance Derecho - 2 months ago
Fuck raid
G Lyle
G Lyle - 2 months ago
13:12 riiiight! Yo I swear I adored Kobe and Shaq-but KG and Kobe?🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️that would’ve been the biggest dog matchup in history. But, considering their uniforms in the early 2010’s I’m glad it didn’t happen😂😂😂it sounds like a joke but half the reason I became a lakers fan was their jerseys🤷🏾‍♂️purple and gold were two of my favorite colors
Curly Morris
Curly Morris - 2 months ago
I'm stunned that you didn't wrap this up with the fact that Kobe was actually traded by the Hornets after he was drafted.
PrisonCipher - 2 months ago
Iverson was a thug with great basketball skills....smh dumb fuck.
dekarispp - 2 months ago
Don’t ever disrespect A.I like that. Dislike.
Death Cea
Death Cea - 2 months ago
I was thinking the same thing. He didn't mention he is an HoF and he played over seas. Not to mention he is one of the best at his postilion.
Dezz Epson41
Dezz Epson41 - 2 months ago
You should make videos on who was drafted after these Stars & what happened.
Den Ryan Montoya
Den Ryan Montoya - 2 months ago
What about manu ginobili?
db Clyde
db Clyde - 2 months ago
Dude ima Philly fan from 8 years old I promise we wld never trade Kobe for Iverson his off the court problems made him relatable and more likeable in Philadelphia we truly love Iverson and Kobe he layed high school in Philly upper Marion and also how wld he have paired up with Vince ,Vince was drafted 98
SlamClamBigelow - 2 months ago
I thought there were 12 players taken before Kobe because the Hornets had the 13th overall pick and not the 1st.
Jose Figueroa
Jose Figueroa - 2 months ago
I don't know what's worse getting punch by Kobe Bryant or getting drafted before Kobe Bryant.
CJ Payne
CJ Payne - 2 months ago
Yo....just realized Antwan Walker started the Shimmy🔥🔥😦
Ancient CS
Ancient CS - 2 months ago
Why was there a long ass game advertisement in this video? And was it really necessary?
Dale Depue
Dale Depue - 2 months ago
Compare Iverson to Kobe first 5 years...after kobe gets real minutes...after the 2 year bench
Lyricist Productions
Lyricist Productions - 2 months ago
The shark study worked because players like Stockton, iverson and miller were always moving and were aggressive like sharks
April Anne De La Cruz
April Anne De La Cruz - 2 months ago
NBA deprived Kobe in many ways
PeeJayTheGreat - 2 months ago
AI is a former MVP,
11 time All-Star(MVP twice)
3x all nba FIRST team
3x all nba second team
1x all nba third team
4x scoring champion
3x steals leader
PLEASE tell me how Ray Allen had a more successful individual career then him. #TheAnswer
PeeJayTheGreat - 2 months ago
Sound like a team accolade to me 🤷🏾‍♂️
Jason Jia
Jason Jia - 2 months ago
0 rings
Samuel Magtibay
Samuel Magtibay - 2 months ago
paused at 19:32 can definitely see paul pierce is jealous
Samuel Magtibay
Samuel Magtibay - 2 months ago
that's funny af, you could end up with kobe bryant, or you could end up with a guy punched by kobe bryant, hahaha
PeeJayTheGreat - 2 months ago
Chill with the A.I. disrespect
Tajh Jones
Tajh Jones - 2 months ago
You gotta stop those long intros with advertisements bro
bigbodyrover - 2 months ago
Fast forward this shit ain’t live lol
Gabriel - 2 months ago
Gotta get his money.
Kodak White
Kodak White - 2 months ago
Tajh Jones gtfo if you don’t like it
Tyler Riley
Tyler Riley - 2 months ago
It was because Kobe wanted to play in a big market
Michael Hill
Michael Hill - 2 months ago
He couldn't get off the bench behind Eddie Jones !
Next videos