Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/15/14

The Miami Heat won the 2012 NBA Finals with 3 of the top 5 picks of the 2003 NBA Draft. But Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and Lebron James are not the only big names that came from the 2003 draft class.

So is the 2003 NBA draft now the best ever?

Its biggest competition is the 1996 draft which was unbelievably deep.

Here's a list of each drafts first round selections.

1996 NBA Draft - First Round                          2003 NBA Draft - First Round

1. Allen Iverson                                                   1. LeBron James

2. Marcus Camby                                               2. Darko Milicic

3. Shareef Abdur-Rahim                                     3. Carmelo Anthony

4. Stephon Marbury                                            4. Chris Bosh

5. Ray Allen                                                       5. Dwyane Wade

6. Antoine Walker                                               6. Chris Kaman

7. Lorenzen Wright                                              7. Kirk Hinrich

8. Kerry Kittles                                                    8. T.J. Ford

9. Samaki Walker                                                9. Michael Sweetney

10. Erick Dampier                                               10. Jarvis Hayes

11. Todd Fuller                                                   11. Mickael Pietrus

12. Viaty Potapenko                                             12. Nick Collison

13. Kobe Bryant                                                 13. Marcus Banks

14. Predrag Stojakovic                                        14. Luke Ridnour

15. Steve Nash                                                  15. Reece Gaines

16. Tony Delk                                                    16. Troy Bell

17. Jermaine O'Neal                                           17. Zarko Cabarkapa

18. John Wallace                                                18. David West

19. Walter McCarty                                             19. Alexsandar Pavlovic

20. Zydrunas Ilgauskas                                        20. Dahntay Jones

21. Dontae' Jones                                                21. Boris Diaw

22. Roy Rogers                                                    22. Zoran Planinic

23. Efthimis Rentzais                                            23. Travis Outlaw

24. Derek Fisher                                                   24. Brian Cook

25. Martin Muursepp                                             25. Carlos Delfino

26. Jerome Williams                                              26. Ndubi Ebi

27. Brian Evans                                                    27. Kendrick Perkins

28. Priest Lauderdale                                            28. Leandrinho Barbosa

29. Travis Knight                                                   29. Josh Howard

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