Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Top 10 overall number one NBA Draft Picks of all time

My Top 10 overall number one NBA Draft Picks of all time
by rick olivares

Anthony Bennett made history as Canada’s first ever number one overall pick in the NBA. While the 2013 NBA Draft is considered to be a lean one, it obviously remains to be seen how these rookies will perform with their respective teams.

Bennett, the Toronto, Canada native who played for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Runnin’ Rebels will likewise have the distinction of following LeBron James and Kyrie Irving as the top pick to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But there is also cause for concern as Bennett is coming off a shoulder injury. And shoulder injuries are dicey. There’s no telling how it will heal. The Cavs’ brass nevertheless liked him a lot to select him in hopes that with Irving, they’ll form a nucleus that will compete for a NBA title in the near future.

We won’t be able to assess Bennett until the next season is over but in the meantime, we can make a case for the Top 10 number one overall draft picks in the Association (mind you, I didn’t list even a fraction of all their accomplishments). READ MORE

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