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Top 10 greatest NBA number one #1 draft picks of all time

I’ve done so many rankings of NBA players, now its time for draft picks as well.

Edit: I’ve made a video about it here
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnIyxm_xrVE

For those who don’t know, every year the NBA goes through a lottery process for teams to select players, either high school or college, that want to play in the NBA. Because NBA teams are world renowned, the first draft pick usually tends to be the best player out of all available players in the world. So its kind of a big deal, and while most number one picks end up busting, there are alot that lived up to the hype too. So here’s the top 10 number one draft picked players of all time!

1. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Selected in 1969 by the Milwaukee Bucks

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the NBA's all time leading scorer
Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the NBA’s all time leading scorer

Kareem is greatest #1 pick of all time and arguably the greatest player ever. He won 6 MVPs, 6 Championships, 2 Finals MVPs, Rookie of the Year, the NBA’s #1 in points scored, #3 in rebounds and #3 in blocks. He won Rookie of the Year and led the Bucks to a championship in his second season. That’s what I call instant success.

2. Lebron James
Selected in 2003 by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Lebron James is the most dominant player in the game today
Lebron James is the most dominant player in the game today

Lebron is either the best small forward or second best small forward of all time depending on where you rank Larry Bird. But either way he’s one of the greatest players of all time. 4 MVPs, 3 championships, 3 Finals MVPs, and Rookie of the Year, he’s the modern day Oscar Robertson, able to score, rebound and pass well. Cleveland definitely didn’t mess up this pick.

3. Magic Johnson
Selected in 1979 by the Los Angeles Lakers

Magic Johnson is considered by many to be the greatest passer of all time
Magic Johnson is considered by many to be the greatest passer of all time

Magic is a top 5 player of all time. How many rookies can say that they won Finals MVP? He won 3 Finals MVPs in his career, 3 MVPs, 5 championships, and led the Lakers to NINE NBA Finals. All he did was win, be the greatest point guard of all time, and average 20/8/12 in the playoffs. Yeah, he lived up to the hype.

4. Tim Duncan
Selected in 1997 by the San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan has won championships in 3 different decades
Tim Duncan has won championships in 3 different decades

The greatest power forward of all time, Duncan has led the Spurs to 5 championships split between 3 different decades, the 1990s,2000s & 2010s. He’s just a winner. 5 championships, 2 MVPs, 3 Finals MVPs, Rookie of the Year, Needless to say, the Spurs made a good pick on this one.

5. Shaquille O’Neal
Selected in 1992 by the Orlando Magic

Shaq was the most dominant center in the 2000s
Shaq was the most dominant center in the 2000s

Shaq was the most dominant center to play since Wilt Chamberlain. He was Rookie of the Year, beat Jordan’s Bulls and led the Magic to the Finals in his third season. He also had 4 championships, 1 MVP, 3 Finals MVPs, including a dominating 3-peat with the Lakers later in his career.

6. Hakeem Olajuwon
Selected in 1984 by the Houston Rockets

Hakeem Olajuwon is the all time leader in blocked shots
Hakeem Olajuwon is the all time leader in blocked shots

Even though the 1984 draft had Michael Jordan in it, Hakeem wasn’t a bad pick either for Houston. He ended winning 1 MVP, 2 championships, 2 Finals MVPs, and the all time leader in blocked shots. Probably the most versatile center ever, he also had a quadruple double once and is the only center who is top 10 in steals.

7. David Robinson
Selected in 1987 by the San Antonio Spurs

David Robinson led the Spurs for 10 years
David Robinson led the Spurs for 10 years

David Robinson was one of the greatest centers of all time, captaining the Spurs for 10 years until he teamed up with Duncan. He won 2 championships, 1 MVP, Rookie of the Year, scored 71 points in a game before, and had a quadruple double in a game before.

8. Allen Iverson
Selected in 1996 by the Philadelphia 76ers

Allen Iverson has the second highest playoffs scoring average in NBA history
Allen Iverson has the second highest playoffs scoring average in NBA history

Along with Isiah Thomas and Tiny Archibald, the greatest 6 footers to ever play the game, Allen Iverson won an MVP and led the Sixers to the Finals almost by himself. He also had Rookie of the Year, 4 scoring titles, and holds the second highest playoffs scoring average in NBA history at almost 30 points a game, second only to Michael Jordan.

9. Elgin Baylor
Selected in 1958 by the Los Angeles Lakers

Elgin Baylor captained the Lakers to 8 Finals appearances
Elgin Baylor captained the Lakers to 8 Finals appearances

This Rookie of the Year was one of the most dominating players of the 60s along with West, Oscar, Russell and Wilt. He averaged 27/13.5/4.5 for his career, which is astounding, and shot 61 points in a Finals game before, still an NBA record. He led the Lakers to 8 Finals appearances, co-captaining the team along with Jerry West.

10. Dwight Howard
Selected in 2004 by the Orlando Magic

D Howard led the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals
D Howard led the Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals

While he didn’t win a championship yet, Dwight Howard is the greatest Orlando Magic player, their all time leading scorer, and one of the greatest defenders ever. a 3 time defensive player of the year, 5x rebounds leader and 2x blocks leader.

7 out of the top 10 #1 draft picks of all time won Rookie of the Year. Note that I left out Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson because they were territorial picks, but could’ve been number one as well

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Magic

Hearthstone: Top 10 best legendaries

My Magic the Gathering top 10 lists have been the most popular articles on my site by far… so here’s one for Hearthstone! (up to the GvG expansion). The top 10 legendaries of all time… if you want some ideas on what to craft, this should be a good place to start.

10. Bloodmage Thalnos
A very cheap legendary, but very effective. Gives you extra spell damage, and replaces itself when it dies. Simple and effective.

9. Kel'Thuzad
The abiltiy to resummon all friendly minions that die every turn is incredible, and with full health and abilities nonetheless!

8. Vol'jin
This is a very powerful card because it can instantly bring any minion down to 2 health, and has a decent amount of power (6) to boot.

7. Sylvanas Windrunner
Her death rattle is a free Mind Control, which is a 10 mana card. You get a 5/5 body with it too. She forces your opponent to play around her, and that’s always a good thing.

6. The Black Knight
This is a sort of meta card, but a lot of decks run minions with taunt. If they do, then this is Assassinate on a stick, and a 4/5 body if you really need it.

5. Lord Jaraxxus
If your warlord deck can fit him, then run him. He’s really that good. If you are ever under 15 health, you turn into this guy, with a hero power that can summon 6/6s, and a 3/8 weapon. That’s insane.

4. Ragnaros the Firelord
One of the strongest minions ever because he does an incredible 8 damage right away before the opponent starts their turn. The opponent can’t do anything about it. And if the opponent doesn’t kill him the next turn, he’s just gonna take 8 damage every turn, which is quite a bit.

3. Tirion Fordring
The best class specific legendary minion in my opinion. Divine Shield and Taunt means the opponent has to waste at least two cards / hero powers on him, and when he does die, you get a 5/3 weapon, which is worth 15 damage. Is that amazing or what?

2. Loatheb
Loatheb is amazing against control decks, which is most of the competitive decks out there. He basically gives you tempo advantage by giving the opponent a turn which they can’t really play many spells. Under the right conditions, this could definitely mean the difference between a loss and a win.

1. Dr. Boom
No competition here. Dr. Boom is so good because he can go in any deck, and always be of value. He’s a 7/7 by himself, and the best thing is that he brings two other guys with him that does damage, which always results in card advantage or wasted resources from your opponent. Those guys do up to 4 damage each, which means in addition to a 7/7, you get 2 1/1s that can deal a possible 10 damage total which is incredible.

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Tech

Top 25 portable bluetooth speakers

Alright, lets just say that since the Jambox and Soundmatters came out, there’s been a ton of portable bluetooth speakers from every audio company it seems. To narrow things down, lets take a look at speakers in between $100-$200. Lets take a look and round them up…

1. Braven BRV-X

Braven BRV-X
Braven BRV-X

PCMAG rating: 4.5/5.0
Amazon price $173.00

2. Infinity One

Infinity One
Infinity One

Techradar rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

3. Bang and Olufsen A2

Bang and Olufsen A2
Bang and Olufsen A2

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $399.00

4. Bowers and Wilkins T7

Bowers and Wilkins T7
Bowers and Wilkins T7

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $349.00

5. Polk Audio Camden

Polk Audio Camden
Polk Audio Camden

Soundvision rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $96.00

6. Creative Soundblaster Roar

Creative Soundblaster Roar
Creative Soundblaster Roar

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $149.99

7. Harmon Kardon Onyx

Harmon Kardon Onyx
Harmon Kardon Onyx

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon Price $163.00

8. JBL Charge

JBL Charge
JBL Charge

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $138.00

9. Bose Soundlink Mini

Bose Soundlink Mini
Bose Soundlink Mini

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $199.00

10. Yamaha NX-P100

Yamaha P100
Yamaha P100

PCWorld rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $180.00

11. Ultimate Ears Boom

Ultimate Ears Boom
Ultimate Ears Boom

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $180.00

12. Boston Acoustics M100 Blue

Boston Acoustics M100 Blue
Boston Acoustics M100 Blue

PCMAG rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $149.00

13. Sony SRS-X5

Sony SRS-X5
Sony SRS-X5

CNET rating: 4.0/5.0
Amazon price $189.99

14. Soundmatters FoxL Dash7

Soundmatters FoXL Dash7
Soundmatters FoXL Dash7

CNET rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $199.99

15. Jabra Soulmate

Jabra Soulmate
Jabra Soulmate

CNET rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $121.00

16. Sol Republic Deck

Sol Republic Deck
Sol Republic Deck

CNET rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $159.99

17. Skullcandy Air Raid

Skullcandy Air Raid
Skullcandy Air Raid

PCMAG rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $149.99

18. Klipsch KMC 1

Klipsch KMC 1
Klipsch KMC 1

PCMAG rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon Price $169.00

19. Klipsch GiG

Klipsch GiG
Klipsch GiG

CNET rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $178.99

20. IK Multimedia iLoud

IK Multimedia iLoud
IK Multimedia iLoud

PCMAG rating: 3.5/5.0
Amazon price $240.00

21. AudioEngine B2

Audioengine B2
Audioengine B2

PCMAG rating4.0/5.0
Amazon price $299.00

21. Marshall Acton

Marshall Acton
Marshall Acton

Amazon rating4.5/5.0
Amazon price $249.00

22. Grain Audio PWS

Grain Audio PWS
Grain Audio PWS

PCMAG rating3.5/5.0
Amazon price $249.00

23. Wren Sound V5US

Wren Sound V5US
Wren Sound V5US

Digital Trends rating7.0/10
Amazon price$199.00

24. Fluance Fi50

Fluance Fi50
Fluance Fi50

CNET rating4.0/5
Amazon price$199.00