Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jabari Parker (Duke) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number two overall pick to the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jabari Parker says he doesn't want to be a draft bust

The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Jabari Parker with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft this year and there’s a lot of hope about what he’s going to mean for the future of the franchise.

But draft busts happen all the time and there is nothing to say that Parker won’t be the next in line to be a draft bust for the Bucks. No one is saying that he’s going to be a bust, but he’s played zero NBA minutes, so anything is possible.

According to ProBasketballTalk.com, the Bucks rookie is working to not just help his new team win, but to make sure he’s not going to be another NBA draft bust.

“There’s been a lot of second pick busts,” Parker said Saturday morning, at the grand opening of the redesigned Jordan space inside Nike Chicago. “I’m just trying not to be that bust. Everyday that I step on the court, I just remind myself that I have a long ways to go. If I want to be one of those guys in the first tier of the NBA, like a LeBron, like a Kobe, like a [Blake Griffin], then I have to have that mentality starting off from the ground, and work my way up.”

It’s not as though Parker was going to say that he is trying to be a bust, but it’s nice that he’s at least acknowledging that he’s got a lot of work ahead of him to make sure he’s a star. Being a star in the NBA is easier said than done.

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