As the saying goes, “Anything can happen in the NBA.” We believe that to be true. Many memorable moments transpired in nearly every game of basketball, and we have many more to anticipate coming in the following years, with many more dramatic Playoffs runs and Championship wins from any of the teams in the entire league. Of course, there are also those moments which are so rare that only the biggest fans would’ve probably witnessed them. Such is the case for these photos.
Anthony Davis looked a lot nerdier in his younger days. In fact, he had a lanky build as well as those eyeglasses which did nothing to enhance his intimidating frame. Flash forward to several years after, and he’s become quite a monster player for the New Orleans Pelicans. At least he didn’t have his trademark monobrow back in the old days.
It’s not uncommon to see some of the NBA’s finest players goof around a little bit. Yet, when you got Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal dressed up like kids on a bike, that’s a totally rare moment captured on film. The look of these two is just too priceless. You’d definitely be chuckling at the sight of it, if not already laughing out loud.
Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony are undoubtedly among the best small forwards in the NBA. They were destined to become major superstars in their own right, as can be proven from this high school game photo. Even then, they already crossed paths. They probably knew little about how they would end up playing against each other more than just a few times upon making it to the professional world of basketball.
Kendrick Perkins is known to be a very serious player. Rarely does he smile, even in the face of victory. Yet, in this vintage photo, he looks to be cracking a sly grin. Well, what do you know, he does know how to smile eh?
It’s funny how generations can cross each other, especially in the NBA. You’ve got veterans of the game duking it out on the court with some of the young bloods. We just didn’t think Chris Paul would ever see such a day come around when he was 13. Here he is just chilling with Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, probably not realizing that he’d end up playing against him one day under the banner of the Los Angeles Clippers.