The stress of life isn’t always apparent until you look at a photo and realize what age can do to you. It can make you responsible and experienced as you become a veteran, but with the fleeting nature of time, “potential” falls off the plateau of precocity and suddenly you’re expected to fulfill that potential.
You’re older and your posture and countenance show what time has done and what you’ve failed to achieve. You’re no longer the new kid on the block, but the supposed “King” of that block, and as such you’re expected to perform and achieve what that earlier potential illuminated. When you don’t fulfill those expectations, you’re a failure. For the youngsters, there’s always the next game, but “there’s always the next game” morphs into “he’s always choking when it matters” quickly, and pretty soon you’re the next Bernard King or George Gervin.
What I’m trying to say is, “lol,” look at Durant’s backpack and Westbrook’s hipster glasses.