Here’s What These NBA Superstars Looked Like As Kids

Chris Paul

The “Point God” is clearly among the best at his position (even as he approaches his late 30’s). Paul simply plays the game in a way which harkens back to an earlier generation. He’s never been known as the biggest, quickest, or fastest player on the floor. Instead, Paul operates with terrific skill, exceptionally high basketball I.Q., and dogged competitiveness.

Paul cultivated many of these traits during his childhood in North Carolina. Both his father and grandfather taught him everything he needed to know about the game of basketball. Born in Winston-Salem, he was raised in the small town of Lewisville. Eventually, Paul developed into one of the country’s top prep point guards. He was a McDonald’s All-American, and chose to play at Wake Forest over a host of other prominent programs.

Image Sources: Christian Petersen/Getty Images/Pinterest