NBA draft: Ranking the five biggest busts as the No. 1 pick SportsPulse: Zion Williamson has been the talk of this NBA draft. But he isn’t the next LeBron James. In fact, he’s something the NBA has never seen before. USA TODAY This year, the consensus No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is a no-brainer: Zion Williamson. Some years, the top pick isn’t so simple While there have been some mind-boggling lottery picks over the years (ahem, Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan in 1984 or Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony in 2003), it’s the botched No. 1 picks that stand out.