NBA commentators and fans alike often refer to rookie players as “kids”. This is kind of weird to me, when often these “kids” are gigantic hulking behemoths with pronounced musculature and crappy facial hair. Have you ever seen a kid who resembles Nikola Mirotic even a little bit? Don’t answer that.
In some cases, though, it makes sense. Like with Jordan Clarkson. You could tell me that he’s in middle school and I would probably believe you. And he’s not even that young for a rookie; 22 is ancient for a first year player these days.
Luckily for him there are still some women living in the past who don’t think huge beards and well-trimmed mustaches are sexy.