Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NBA Draft 1998: 10 Years Later?

About 8 job lives ago, I was a columnist and editor for SI.com. I was looking up something else via Google and ran across something: Look at this NBA draft superlatives list I did in 1998. Check out the insanely dated references! The wince-inducing wordplay! (I can't believe I actually correctly predicted that Paul Pierce would be the king of the draft class.) Cripes, has it really been 10 years? I'm so freaking old. -- D.S.

5 comments:

Randvek said...

This may sound crazy, especially since as I write the Celtics are whooping the Lakers, but Pierce is totally overrated. The guy never met a shot he didn't like, and he's still just as capable of scoring 4 as he is 24, same as ever. Funny how quick people are to overlook things like that when you're winning, isn't it? The championship will be a crowning achievement of a career nobody really cared about until Garnett and Allen showed up.

Travis said...

PAULLLLLLLL PIERCE!

JDM said...

Nice Kenn Starr reference, VERY 90's!

CycleDan said...

Pretty good on the analysis back then. I can't remember half those guys right now.

Joe said...

Please, Dirk Nowitzki is the king of the '98 class. If Dirk had KG and Ray on his team, he would have a championship too. Should have gone: 1. Nowitzki 2. Pierce 3. Antawn Jamison 4. Vince Carter 5. Rashard Lewis