Ranking the 5 best NBA number-one overall draft picks in the last 20 years

Victor Wembanyama's monumental rookie season is over but his potential greatness prompts the question of who the best number one draft picks have been over the last 20 years.
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4. Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is a man who needs no introduction. His skill with a basketball is unlike anything fans have ever seen before. His quickness, elite ball-handling and shot-making capabilities seem superhuman. He is clutch in the biggest moments, as evidenced by his famous shot as a member of the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals to help put away the 73-9 Golden State Warriors.

Irving has shown that he can be a major cog on a championship team if the pieces around him fit. After being drafted to Cleveland in 2011, the Duke Blue Devil didn't take long to begin showcasing his mastery in the NBA. It was apparent from the beginning that he had a special knack for scoring but the team struggled with a poor roster. Despite that, his talent was undeniable and led to a Rookie of the Year award.

When LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers, the front office changed the roster, adding guys like Kevin Love and J.R. Smith. Once a formidable team was formed around him, Irving thrived and has been recognized as one of the most talented offensive players the game of basketball has ever seen.