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Best 2nd Picks in NBA History

February 2, 2022

Today is 2-2-22. Sure, it’s that time of the month when your favorite e-commerce sites go on mega-sales. But we’re not here for that. 

Today we’re gonna look back at the greatest No.2 picks in NBA history. In a world obsessed with being first (LIKE RICKY BOBBY SAID: If you ain’t first, you’re last) second place actually isn’t too bad. 

Being picked second means you don’t get the ridiculous amount of pressure that comes with being the first overall selection, all the while still being pretty high on the pecking order.

You also get paid more than most of your contemporaries, so there’s that. There are some legendary players who weren’t the top picks from their draft class. For instance, Ja Morant is tearing up the league right now. He was taken right after Zion Williamson in the 2019 Draft. 

Let’s look at the best no.2 picks of all time.