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He went from a boyish, gangly, 18-year-old NBA star to a long-haired, tattoo-covered mess. (Photo: AP, Seattle Weekly)

The transformation of Robert Swift

A seven-foot-two-inch kid came straight out of Bakersfield High School to the NBA to play for the Sonics. He was the first round draft pick, a starter right off the bat, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

But he had a lot of injuries. He went from a boyish, gangly, 18-year-old star to a long-haired, tattoo-covered mess.

Now he's been evicted from his Seattle home after a foreclosure. But he won't leave.

Jillian Raftery, KIRO Radio Editor
Jillian Raftery is an afternoon editor at KIRO Radio. She loves the neighborly vibe of the Pacific Northwest and spends as much time as possible outdoors.
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