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Greatest NBA rookies of all time

LeBron and Carmelo will be hard-pressed to join this top-10 list of NBA greats.

Updated: October 29, 2003, 1:26 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

LeBron. Carmelo. Darko. They've got a few things in common, coming into their rookie NBA seasons: 1) Names that couldn't have been invented by even the most skilled screenwriters, and 2) loads of hype and potential. But will any have good enough seasons to crack our list of the best NBA rookies ever?

1. Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors, 1959-60 MVP. Rookie of the Year. First-team All-NBA. Everyone expected Chamberlain to be an impact player, but he exceeded expectations by far -- ...

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