Benjamin Hochman: NBA Draft reminds us of stars before they rise and busts before they break

Every new NBA Draft night, they show us old NBA Draft nights, the footage of the first picks and fashion and faces. The faces. It’s them, but it’s not them — they’re so young, impressionable, incomplete. Davidson’s Stephen Curry, Duke’s Jayson Tatum, St. Vincent–St. Mary High’s LeBron James. A manchild with a baby face. At the time, we probably didn’t think they looked that young, just like on Wednesday as we watched Georgia’s Anthony Edwards go No. 1 to Minnesota. But looking back at luminaries and legends on their draft nights, it’s like a snapshot of the before, the cusp captured.Draft nigh…

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