Two Bad

Ranking the second picks of 2003
October 06, 2014

THE NO. 1 PICK of the 2003 NBA draft was LeBron James. The Nos. 3, 4 and 5 selections were Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, respectively. The No. 2 pick? Darko Milicic (left), who last played in the league in 2012 and announced on Sept. 24 that he was becoming a professional kickboxer. Believe it or not, Milicic is not the biggest bust among the No. 2 picks that year in the four major sports. From worst to best ...

CHARLES ROGERS DETROIT LIONS

Four touchdowns and 36 catches spread over two seasons were all Rogers gave Detroit. He was, however, ordered to give back $6 million of his $9 million signing bonus when a district court judge ruled that he had violated his contract.

DARKO MILICIC DETROIT PISTONS

Bad: He appeared in parts of 10 seasons for six teams and never averaged as many as nine points per game. Really bad: He also broke his hand taking a jump shot in the NBA Finals. Unforgivable: the frosted tips.

RICKIE WEEKS MILWAUKEE BREWERS

He was an All-Star in 2011 and has led the NL in HBPs—twice! That's about the best that can be said for Weeks, whose 12.4 WAR during his 10 full seasons ranks 169th in the majors, all for the low cost of almost $50 million.

ERIC STAAL CAROLINA HURRICANES

One of four brothers to play in the NHL, Staal is as much a Carolina fixture as pine trees: a four-time All-Star, he ranks second in franchise history in goals and helped the Canes win the Stanley Cup title in 2006.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

According to a recruit on an official visit during last month's Clemson game, Florida State served crab legs as part of a halftime buffet.

PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MILICIC ACTION) PHOTODAVID BERGMAN FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (ROGERS) PHOTOMANNY MILLAN/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MILICIC BLOND) PHOTOMIKE MCGINNIS/GETTY IMAGES (WEEKS) PHOTOGREGG FORWERCK/NHLI/GETTY IMAGES (STAAL) PHOTOJOE CICAK/GETTY IMAGES (CRAB LEGS) FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)