Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 5:36 pm  |  49 responses

Gallery: NBA Players In High School

Congratulations Class Of 2011!

By Jasmine Morales

Ever look back at your old high school yearbook and laugh? What about them high school graduation pictures? We thought it would be a cool idea to dedicate this gallery to the high school Class of 2011. Here’s a look back at some NBA players in their high school days.

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  • B.J.

    Wonder where Lebrons hairline was in that H.S. pic

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Magic FTW

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    So in the movie version of Joakim Noah’s life, “High School Joakim” will be played by Rosario Dawson.

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lights out

    wow. a lot of these guys looked like grown men already.

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    LOL @ Joakim Noah!
    And @ Lil’ Dru Joyce’s huge a** nose in that pic.

  • bentherealdeal

    Wtf blake griff in front of a mcdo….

  • Paddy

    o.j. mayo looks the exact same

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    That’s probably his All-American pic.

  • Drew

    Noah looked like a girl. That last pic with LeBron and the other dude looks hilarious. It looks like it’s been photoshopped or something, LeBron’s face looks horizontal and the other dude is way too vertical.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    lebrons friend head shaped funny as hell. he look like an oblong

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    “LeBron’s friend” = Dru Joyce, in case y’all didn’t know who I was referring to.

  • Chris

    LOL Boing Dynasty FTW! ^

  • T-Money

    yeah that bron pic looks distorted lol. didn’t know kd went to the oak hill hoops factory. btw, what happened to tyson chandler’s offensive game? that’S what he was known for in HS.

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  • su madre

    Bird looks more ripped in h.s. then anytime in the L.

  • Will Lee

    i suspect the OJ Mayo picture was taken this year

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Dang, Joakim actually COULD be played by Rosario Dawson LMAO

  • Jake

    Durant graduated from montrose christian, not oak hill


    look at my man MELO HAHAHAHAHAHA!


    n CP3 date is nice

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Noah could definitely be a girl in that picture.


    Pic number 12 almost made me spit my coffee out. lol

  • dune

    Kobe’s pic is hilarious.

  • B

    hahahaha @blackphantom

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    you all just ruined rosario dawson for me, =[

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Does Kobe really need to be circled in red in his photo?

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Also, Jordan looks like he’s up by the ceiling :O

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    @airs I don’t think anything can ruin Rosario. Google animated gif Rosario Dawson, the one from Clerks 2. And we’re back…

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    will do, 1982.
    …after work, haha.

  • Jono

    blake griffin looks like a grown ass man in HS

  • http://hoopism.com airs

    um, THANK YOU 1982.

  • sp

    LOL @lebron’s pic


    tyson chandler looks like the fool from the HIDE YO KIDS HIDE YO WIFE YOUTUBE VIDEO HAHAH THEY RAPIN ERR BODY OUT HERE

  • hillbilly

    Joakim looks like the mutant lovechild of Sade & that kid from iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove. Also, nice Bieber cut on Larry Legend.

  • D12FSU

    wow that fro on magic is spectacular!

  • andy

    Damn that last episode of South Park has put me in a sentimental mood, I can’t bring myself to laugh at these photos. Cue Stevie Nicks ‘Landslide’… Ha

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Chris Paul looks same

  • Yesse

    I thought Garnett was Dikembe or something.

  • Jer dawg

    Those photos are priceless! Chris Paul at prom? Awesome. Magic and Bird showing the sign of the times with their hair. Lol! Noah, totally thought was Simone Augustus or something. slam don’t discriminate; ballers are ballers no matter guys or girls, but seeing the name, I was very surprised how wrong I was. Blake flexing hard in front of McD sign. Lol! The kids after, like, 2004 were developing. Rose, OJ, Beasley, Blake, Gordon were looking very grown in HS. They were serious with their physical appearances.

  • http://Slamonline BossTerry

    Awesome… Funny how some of these guys got the peach-fuzz mustache goin’ on (Eric Gordon, etc), and tattooed (Beasley) in h.s… Bron’s buddy looks like an alien….


    Rose and Be Easy had tattoos in HS. I remember my dad locking the front doors at 11 pm.

  • Dork.i.am

    My God, how can Dru Joyce’s head be like that?!?! Looks like Lebron sat on his head sideways. LOL

  • http://NBA.com/bulls The Babe

    Lol @ BJ w/o tattoos!

  • M_Chio

    Chris Paul smashed it.

  • youngmuggsy

    Beasley’s the only one who’s actually skinnier now than he was in HS.

  • baykusreyiz

    there is something wrong with LeRobin’s picture

  • tom

    ´bron looks like someone from shrek :-)

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  • YungRoss213

    Joakim Noah played for Poly Prep HS