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NBA Draft night photos through the years

Take a look back at the players -- and fashion -- from past NBA Draft nights. The 2016 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 23, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

LeBron James, who was chosen by the Cleveland
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LeBron James, who was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers, was the first overall draft pick in the 2003 NBA draft at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 26, 2003.

Wearing the cap of his new team, Kansas'
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Wearing the cap of his new team, Kansas' Paul Pierce takes a seat to be interviewed after being drafted 10th in the first round of the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics on June 24, 1998, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kobe Bryant, from Lower Marion (Pa.) High School,
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Kobe Bryant, from Lower Marion (Pa.) High School, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night, June 26, 1996, in East Rutherford, N.J. Bryant was drafted 13th and then traded five days later to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Darko Milicic was the second overall pick in
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Darko Milicic was the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 26, 2003. Milicic was chosen by the Detroit Pistons.

NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photo
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NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photo with Joakim Noah of Florida after he was drafted ninth by the Chicago Bulls during the 2007 NBA Draft at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 28, 2007.

Nene Hilario, of Brazil's Vasco da Gama, shakes
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Nene Hilario, of Brazil's Vasco da Gama, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being picked seventh in the NBA Draft by the Knicks on June 26, 2002, in New York.

NBA Commissioner David Stern shakes hands with No.
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NBA Commissioner David Stern shakes hands with No. 6 draft pick for the New York Knicks, Danilo Gallinari during the 2008 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 26, 2008.

LeBron James, who was chosen by the Cleveland
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LeBron James, who was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers, was the first overall draft pick in the 2003 NBA draft at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 26, 2003.

Mike Sweetney was chosen in the first round
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Mike Sweetney was chosen in the first round by the New York Knicks in the 2003 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 26, 2003. Sweetney was the ninth pick overall.

Ben Gordon, right, chosen by the Chicago Bulls,
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Ben Gordon, right, chosen by the Chicago Bulls, hugs an unidentified man after being chosen the third overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, Thursday, June 24, 2004, in New York.

Emeka Okafor, of Connecticut, is congratulated by NBA
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Emeka Okafor, of Connecticut, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after he is chosen by the Charlotte Bobcats, as the second overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft on June 24, 2004 in New York.

Dwight Howard, right, chosen by the Orlando Magic,
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Dwight Howard, right, chosen by the Orlando Magic, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being the first overall pick of the 2004 NBA Draft on June 24, 2004 in New York.

Channing Frye, a forward from Arizona, is congratulated
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Channing Frye, a forward from Arizona, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after he was chosen by the Knicks as the eighth overall pick of the NBA Draft on June 28, 2005 in New York.

NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photo
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NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photo with Brandan Wright of North Carolina after he was drafted eight by the Chicago Bulls during the NBA Draft on June 28, 2007 at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Carmelo Anthony, left, of Syracuse University, and prep
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Carmelo Anthony, left, of Syracuse University, and prep star LeBron James, of Akron, Ohio, smile before the start of the 2003 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 26, 2003 in New York.

Carmelo Anthony was the third overall pick in
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Carmelo Anthony was the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, June 26, 2003. Anthony was chosen by the Denver Nuggets.

Kirk Hinrich was chosen in the first round
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Kirk Hinrich was chosen in the first round by the Chicago Bulls in the 2003 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 26, 2003. Hinrich was the seventh pick overall.

Rhode Island's Lamar Odom smiles after being selected
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Rhode Island's Lamar Odom smiles after being selected fourth by the L.A. Clippers in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington on June 30, 1999.

UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, right, celebrates with three
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UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, right, celebrates with three of his Runnin' Rebel alumni after they were selected in the first round of the NBA draft at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 26, 1991. From left are: Stacey Augmon, picked by the Atlanta Hawks; Greg Anthony, picked by the New York Knicks; Larry Johnson, the top pick overall of the Charlotte Hornets.

Len Bias wears a Boston Celtics hat after
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Len Bias wears a Boston Celtics hat after being selected as the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft in New York in this June 17, 1986 photo. Two days later, on June 19, 1986, Bias died of a cocaine overdose in a Maryland dormitory room during a party to celebrate his success.

Steve Nash of Santa Clara College celebrates after
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Steve Nash of Santa Clara College celebrates after being selected by the Phoenix Suns during the first round of the NBA draft on June 26, 1996.

Stephon Marbury, of Georgia Tech, wears a Minnesota
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Stephon Marbury, of Georgia Tech, wears a Minnesota Timberwolves hat during the first round of the NBA draft in East Rutherford, N.J., on June 26, 1996. Marbury was selected by Milwaukee, then traded to Minnesota.

Allen Iverson, of Georgetown, pumps his fist after
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Allen Iverson, of Georgetown, pumps his fist after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick of the 1996 NBA draft on June 26, 1996, in East Rutherford N.J.

Arizona sophomore Mike Bibby waves to the crowd
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Arizona sophomore Mike Bibby waves to the crowd as he approaches the stage at the NBA draft Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Bibby was drafted second by the Vancouver Grizzlies.

UCLA's Baron Davis after being selected third by
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UCLA's Baron Davis after being selected third by Charlotte in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington, Wednesday June 30, 1999.

Duke point guard Jay Williams is congratulated by
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Duke point guard Jay Williams is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after being drafted No. 2 overall by the Chicago Bulls on June 26, 2002, at Madison Square Garden.

NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photograph
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NBA Commissioner David Stern poses for a photograph with the first overall draft pick by the Los Angeles Clippers, Blake Griffin, during the 2009 NBA Draft at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 25, 2009 in New York City.

Miami of Ohio's Wally Szczerbiak, from Cold Spring
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Miami of Ohio's Wally Szczerbiak, from Cold Spring Harbor, walks with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected sixth by Minnesota in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington, Wednesday June 30, 1999.

Michigan's Chris Webber is congratulated by NBA commissioner
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Michigan's Chris Webber is congratulated by NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected as the NBA's No. 1 pick in the 1993 NBA Draft at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., Wednesday night June 30, 1993. Webber was drafted by Orlando, then traded to Golden State.

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, shakes hands with
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NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, shakes hands with Derrick Coleman, of Syracuse University, the No. 1 overall pick by the New Jersey Nets in the NBA draft in New York City on Wednesday, June 27, 1990.

Kemba Walker from UCONN is overcome with emotion
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Kemba Walker from UCONN is overcome with emotion as he greets NBA Commissioner David Stern after being drafted No. 7 overall by the Charlotte Bobcats at the Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

Texas' Kevin Durant is shown with NBA Commissioner
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Texas' Kevin Durant is shown with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Thursday June 28, 2007, in New York.

Florida's Corey Brewer reacts after being selected by
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Florida's Corey Brewer reacts after being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Thursday, June 28, 2007, in New York.

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, congratulates Arkansas' Joe
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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, congratulates Arkansas' Joe Johnson after being chosen as the 10th draft pick in the first round by the Boston Celtics during the 2001 NBA Draft on June 27, 2001, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, congratulates Notre Dame's
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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, congratulates Notre Dame's Troy Murphy after being chosen as the 14th draft pick in the first round by the Golden State Warriors during the 2001 NBA Draft Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Brendan Haywood, a center from North Carolina, is
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Brendan Haywood, a center from North Carolina, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner David Stern after he is taken as the 20th pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, June 27, 2001.

Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin smiles after being chosen
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Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin smiles after being chosen as the seventh draft pick overall in the first round by New Jersey Nets during the 2001 NBA Draft Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. Griffin was later traded to the Houston Rockets for all three of the Rockets' first-round draft picks.

Quentin Richardson shakes hands with NBA commissioner Davis
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Quentin Richardson shakes hands with NBA commissioner Davis Stern after being selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Minneapolis. Richardson was the 18th pick overall.

Etan Thomas of Syracuse shakes hands with NBA
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Etan Thomas of Syracuse shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA draft in Minneapolis, Wednesday, June 28, 2000.

F.C. Barcelona's Pau Gasol smiles after being chosen
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F.C. Barcelona's Pau Gasol smiles after being chosen as the third draft pick in the first round by the Atlanta Hawks during the 2001 NBA Draft on June 27, 2001, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

St. John's Ron Artest stands with NBA Commissioner
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St. John's Ron Artest stands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after being selected No. 16 by Chicago in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington on June 30, 1999.

Tyson Chandler talks on the telephone after it
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Tyson Chandler talks on the telephone after it was announced at the 2001 NBA Draft that he had been traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 27, 2001. The Clippers had taken Chandler earlier as the second pick.

Thornwood High School's Eddy Curry smiles after being
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Thornwood High School's Eddy Curry smiles after being chosen as the fourth draft pick in the first round by the Chicago Bulls during the 2001 NBA Draft on June 27, 2001, at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Maryland's Steve Francis ponders being selected second by
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Maryland's Steve Francis ponders being selected second by Vancouver in the first round of the NBA Draft at the MCI Center in Washington on June 30, 1999.

Darius Miles of East St. Louis High School
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Darius Miles of East St. Louis High School shakes hands with NBA Commisioner David Stern, right, after he is drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Draft in Minneapolis on June 28, 2000.

DerMarr Johnson of Cincinnati shakes hands with NBA
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DerMarr Johnson of Cincinnati shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern after he is selected by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA draft in Minneapolis on June 28, 2000.

NBA Commissioner David Stern shakes hands with Kenyon
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NBA Commissioner David Stern shakes hands with Kenyon Martin of Cincinnati after he is picked first in the NBA Draft in Minneapoils on June 28, 2000, by the New Jersey Nets.

Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves reacts after being
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Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves reacts after being selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons on June 28, 2000, in Minneapolis. Cleaves was the 14th pick overall.

Chauncey Billups of the University of Colorado poses
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Chauncey Billups of the University of Colorado poses during an interview after being selected by the Boston Celtics at the NBA Draft in Charlotte, N.C., on June 25, 1997.

Kansas senior Raef LaFrentz smiles after being chosen
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Kansas senior Raef LaFrentz smiles after being chosen third in the NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vladimir Radmanovic, of Yugoslavia, smiles after he was
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Vladimir Radmanovic, of Yugoslavia, smiles after he was drafted 12th in the first round by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2001 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 27, 2001.

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