Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah Have Grown Up a Lot in 10 Years

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2014

Houston Rockets forward Dwight Howard, left, drives against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Thursday, March 13, 2014. The Bulls won 111-87. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Looking back at the past, it's hard to believe how much current NBA players have grown through the years.

Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah are two of the NBA's best big men. However, they didn't look much different than the average teenager 10 years ago:

Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard, 10 years ago: pic.twitter.com/39gcSJ9JPQ

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They were still tall for their age back then, but they have both grown up quite a bit over the past decade.

That photo is from the 2004 EA Sports Roundball Classic. Howard would go on to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, and Noah went to the University of Florida before becoming a lottery pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

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