Mar. 3, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) wait for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Miami won 99-93. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony Says 2003 NBA Draft Class Best Ever

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks was the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft way back in 2003 and he wants you to know his class is the best ever.

Well, with one exception.

It’s hard to hate Melo’s point. LeBron James was the No. 1 overall pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers, followed by Darko Miličić to the Detroit Pistons. Melo then landed with the Denver Nuggets while Chris Bosh went to the Toronto Raptors and Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat at No. 4 and 5 respectively.

One of the above is not the same as the others.

So you can see why Melo would say the class is the best ever, as he told TMZ “reporters” outside of LAX Tuesday when asked if the class was the best ever:

“Without a doubt.”

The lone negative mark on the draft class as a whole was the fact Miličić would go on to be known as one of the biggest busts ever. The rest would go on to have fabled careers that are still going strong to this day in one form or another. Well, except for the guy taken at No. 2.

Do you agree with Melo’s sentiments? Is the 2003 class truly the best ever?


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