1. Sam Bowie
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Sam Bowie’s career almost mirrors Greg Oden’s. Both were big men taken by the Portland Trail Blazers when in hindsight, the team should have taken a once in a lifetime talent instead. Just like Oden, Bowie suffered numerous injuries that kept him off the floor. The player selected after Bowie just happened to be Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. The Trail Blazers’ thought process in taking Bowie was they already had a dynamic shooting guard in Clyde Drexler. It’s not their fault that Bowie’s body betrayed him. As Jordan’s career took off, Bowie went down in the history books as the NBA’s worst pick ever.