Potential worked out great for Kwame too.
he was making an observation. btw potential DID work out great for monta ellis, zach randolph, kevin love, steve nash, russel westbrook (prolly the two best examples of this in the league) and many other stars in the league..
for every 1 example like darko, kwame, hasheem thabeet there are 1.5 or 2 cases like the aforementioned ones. the difference is that you don't hear about them because they happen gradually and the league / media loves to glorify hyperbole and sensationalism.. if you take into account how many raw a.ss 1 and dones enter the draft it makes sense that it should be the way it is