Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook have gone on to achieve great things since their time in college with the UCLA Bruins.
Alongside Darren Collison and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, the school was never able to make good on their potential and win a national championship as they lost to Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers in the final four.
But before that, Love was a top prospect out of Lake Oswego, Michigan heading to the state of California.
In his recent post on the Players' Tribune, he told about the day he first met his soon-to-be teammate Westbrook and how the point guard instantly started questioning his dress sense.
He wrote: "Russ, who was going into sophomore year, had both style and confidence … through the roof.
"'Hey man,' he said. 'Where’d you get that backpack?'
"People were stopping to listen in to Russ digging into me. Russ always attracted a crowd, even then. He was smiling ear to ear. I could tell he didn’t necessarily mean it as a compliment.
"Before I could say anything, Russ went on.
'Damn, how big are those Jordans?'
"He was already testing me. I knew I was going to like this guy."