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November 12, 2009 6:04 PM

Flashback to 1996 NBA Draft

derekfisher2.jpgWith such a nice mix of star as well as complimentary players, the 1996 NBA Draft is arguably the best of all time.

The Memphis Grizzlies' future Hall of Famer Allen Iverson might have been the No. 1 selection in '96, but he's surprisingly not even the best player from his class.

So without further ado, here are All Net's Top 10 ballers from the highly-touted 1996 NBA Draft.

10). Marcus Camby. Injuries have hindered Camby's career. When healthy, the long and lengthy defensive stopper's one of the best rebounders and shot blockers in the league.

9). Jermaine O'Neal. The six-time NBA All Star flashes the overall skill-set to be one of the great big men in the game. Unfortunately, he lacks the mental approach and motivation to acheive it.

8). Antoine Walker. There wasn't a shot Walker didn't like. While playing for five different teams over 12 years in the league, the three-time NBA All-Star lived and died by the three.

7). Derek Fisher. No, he's never been an NBA All-Star, but he owns four championship rings. Fisher's (photo above) a pure floor general who seems to always make key passes and nail clutch shots.

6). Peja Stojakovic. He's one of the best three-point shooters in the history of the league. During the climax of his career, he was automatic from beyond the arc if left open. 

rayallen.jpg5). Stephon Marbury. Before personal issues, he was one of the NBA's most explosive players. When on his game, few could score or distribute the rock like Marbury.    

4). Allen Iverson. Averaging 27 points a game over his career, the prolific scorer could get his shots off anywhere on the court. In '01, Iverson singlehandedly carried the Sixers to the NBA finals.     

3). Steve Nash. The two-time NBA MVP's emerged as one of the best point guards in league history. Known for his passing, Nash's also a dangerous scorer, averaging just over 17 points a night over his career. 

2). Ray Allen. His shattering of the record in the 2008 NBA Finals with 22 three pointers certified things. The best part of Allen's game is he can star or play second or third fiddle (photo above, center).   

1). Kobe Bryant. The 13th player selected, he was drafted by Charlotte and then dealt to the Lakers, which will likely go down as the biggest trade ever. Kobe's gradually risen to the top echelon of NBA players to ever lace up a pair of sneakers.

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