NBA Draft Redo: What Teams With The First Pick Wish They Did

In 1996, The 76ers Would Have Stuck With Allen Iverson

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During his career with the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson was the team’s heart and soul. Because of that, it would hard to see the team taking anyone else with the first overall pick in 1996 – even Kobe Bryant.

On a stacked Lakers team, Bryant became one of the best NBA players of all time. Had he been taken by Philly, we can’t say the same thing would have happened. Iverson lifted the 76ers, single-handedly leading them to the NBA Finals in 2001 and winning the NBA MVP that seam season.