Throwback Thursday: Summer League Superstars

VIDEO: Relive Blake Griffin’s NBA Summer League debut in 2009

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Today’s Topic: Summer League Superstars

The Summer League season is one of the most fun times of the NBA year, with every player on the floor having something to prove. The event has rapidly grown over the past few years and now includes a championship tournament during the action in Las Vegas (which begins tomorrow on NBA TV).

This Throwback Thursday we look back at some of the best players to ever play in the Summer League.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)

Gallery: TBT: Summer League Superstars

Which of these players do you think has changed the most since Summer League? Leave your comments below!


  1. Jake says:

    Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum have changed the most… because, y’know. they’re not playing anymore lol

  2. ze says:

    wtf j lin a superstar? a u kidding me?

    • Jon says:

      @ze – Did you read the article, or even the headline for that matter??? SUMMER LEAGUE Superstars…

  3. lol says:

    wow iggy is freaking buff

    • DC says:

      Yeah, you can tell he took working out seriously unlike the other rookies…they’re all so damn skinny! They filled out in the NBA though. It’s crazy seeing Harden without a beard and in a Thunder uniform haha.

      Also everyone in Seattle is crying right now because Durant is wearing a supersonic jersey 🙂

  4. thebest says:

    Dwight looks very skinny in his rookie picture

  5. Cheyne says:

    Where’s kyrie