Photos: Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Was Fat and Awkward-Looking in High School

| by Alex Groberman

Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol made his first of what will presumably be many All-Star Game appearances this year. Currently, his team is in the postseason and has a pretty good shot at advancing into the next round. (Albeit, not as good as the one they had before Sunday night’s historic collapse.)

Regardless of what ultimately ends up happening in the playoffs this year, thanks to his 14.6 points and six rebounds per game during the regular season (plus the 4-year, $58 million contract he signed this past summer), Gasol’s place among NBA’s bigs as one of the more effective post options in the league is etched in stone.

So how do you bring down someone with that much going for them in life? Remind them of what they looked like in high school, of course.

Here was Marc, back in the day:

(via Sports Grid)

What does someone who once looked like that look like now?

(via Hispanic NYC)

Let this be a lesson to all the ladies out there: we grow out of our awkward phases. Sometimes.

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