2003 NBA draft: Let's do it over!

Originally Published: June 23, 2013
By Chad Ford |

It's been a decade since the famous 2003 NBA draft, which appears even more epic now than it did back then.

It featured LeBron James, the most hyped high school player in the history of basketball, and Carmelo Anthony, who had just led Syracuse to an NCAA title as a freshman. In addition, a record eight international players were selected in the first round, led by Serbia's Darko Milicic, a 7-foot-2, athletic center who many scouts -- and yours truly -- thought could be the next great NBA big man.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider