Sometimes it pays for a struggling NBA franchise to tank the season and get the #1 overall draft pick. Look how the Cleveland Cavaliers benefitted from selecting LeBron James in 2003. Let’s also look at how the Houston Rockets benefitted from selecting Yao Ming in 2002. Finally, for my older fans, look at the turnaround the 1969 Milwaukee Bucks accomplished by selecting Lew , or most notably known a Kareem Abdul Jabbar; they literally went from worst to winning an NBA championship in 1971. My point is #1 picks can dramatically change a franchise. Sometimes teams swing and miss albeit injury or poor scouting, so thanks to YESNetwork, we’ll review the top 5 worst #1 picks of all time.