Once upon a time, Lenny Cooke was a bigger name than LeBron James in basketball circles. But then, Lenny played against LeBron at a summer basketball camp and...well, let's just say dude's career took a turn for the worst after that. We'll need a little bit of a late pass here—this story originally ran in the New York Times on Saturday—but this is a great read. It's kinda crazy how thin the line between greatness and ending up like Lenny really is.

[via New York Times]