Photos of what this year's NBA All-Stars looked like when their careers started

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  • The 2019 NBA All-Star teams are officially set, and they feature some of the biggest names in the world of basketball.
  • But before the NBA’s most talented players shined under the bright lights, they were young, scrawny rookies who hardly resemble the perennial All-Stars they are today.
  • Check out photos of what the 2019 NBA All-Stars looked like when they first joined the league below:

The 2019 NBA All-Star game will feature the biggest names in basketball.

But before LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry, and the like became the perennial All-Stars they are today, they were scrawny, baby-faced rookies still looking to make a mark on the league.

And their name recognition isn’t the only thing that has changed. Many of these All-Stars — even the younger ones — look incredibly different than they did when they were NBA rookies.

Check out photos of what the 2019 NBA All-Stars looked like when they first joined the league:

Team LeBron

LeBron James as a rookie — 19 years old

LeBron James today — 34 years old

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Photos of what this year's NBA All-Stars looked like when their careers started