Photo from 2007 LeBron James Skills Academy Is Flooded with Future NBA Stars

Jake Silver@@jakeofsilverSocial Media StaffOctober 16, 2014

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Former Memphis Tigers guard/forward Wesley Witherspoon shared this photo from the 2007 LeBron James Skills Academy as a "Throwback Thursday," and it's loaded with future NBA stars. 

A quick glance at the photo reveals a number of familiar faces. On the far left, we see Charlotte's Kemba Walker standing next to former North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland. Of course, James is in the center, standing next to...Charlotte's Lance Stephenson (funny how the two would go on to develop a strange rivalry of sorts).

Behind Stephenson stands Detroit's Greg Monroe. Sitting on the floor are Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.

In case you're interested, here's a short write-up of the event from Bob Gibbons of All Star Sports, via ESPN Deportes. One line stands out in particular as rather prophetic.

"Stephenson has outstanding potential, but throughout this event, he wanted to dominate the ball and constantly tried to slash to the hoop," Gibbons wrote. "He made some spectacular plays—and some that were less than spectacular."

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