European NBA Players….back when they were mere babes
The best thing about Eurobasket‘s website is the galleries they have for participating players. The pictures often go back as far as the players’ U[nder]-16 and U[nder]-18 tourney days, which for some means frosted tips, pimples, unibrows, and/or awkward adolescent lankiness.
Jazzmen up first. Mehmet Okur (2001; 22 years old):
Next up: Former Jazzmen. Kostantinos Koufos (2007; 18 years old):
Speaking of that particular gene pool, here’s Pau Gasol (2001). His gallery is pretty interesting, because it allows you to see exactly when he started making enough money that grooming became a waste of time.