The astonishing depth of talent in the 1996 class easily puts it alongside the 1984 and 2003 draft classes as the best of all-time, but the intrigue in this particular draft lies in how radically different the NBA might have looked had things gone differently. It’s fun to imagine the possibilities had an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant been paired with a 20-year-old Kevin Garnett in Minnesota, as the Timberwolves actually considered taking Bryant with the fifth pick of the lottery in 1996. With all the talent in this draft, the second round didn’t produce any steals.There were many great drafts in NBA history.The 1984 Draft is a perfect example, giving us legends like Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and other greats.It also was the year of the most controversial draft pick of all time, having Sam Bowie picked second-overall over Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Believe it or not, the Draft of 1996 had the most talented players to ever appear in one draft. Here is my 1996 NBA Re-Draft.