One of the best things about the NBA is once the game starts, pedigree doesn't matter. The league is filled with former high school and college stars who maintained their excellence as they aged. But it's also got dozens of players who played almost anonymously (except to their hometowns and alma maters, of course) until they reached the NBA.
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