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What the NBA's All-Stars looked like when their careers started

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We are now in the golden age of the NBA.

The NBA has an unprecedented number of superstars, with some just getting started (Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis), some in their prime (Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant), and others nearing the end (Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan).

Many of those stars looked quite different in their younger days, whether it was in college or during their rookie year, with some nearly unrecognizable.

Below we take a look at how much many of this year's NBA All-Stars have changed since their careers first started:

Chris Bosh in 2003 (19 years old).

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Chris Bosh now.

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James Harden in 2009 (age 19).

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James Harden now.

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Kevin Durant in 2006 (18 years old).

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Kevin Durant now.

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Kobe Bryant in 1996 (17 years old).

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Kobe Bryant now.

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LeBron James in 2003 (18 years old).

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LeBron James now.

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Carmelo Anthony in 2003 (18 years old).

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Carmelo Anthony now.

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Pau Gasol in 2003 (23 years old).

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Pau Gasol now.

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Chris Paul in 2004 (18 years old).

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Chris Paul now.

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Dwyane Wade in 2003 (21 years old).

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Dwyane Wade now.

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Stephen Curry in 2009 (age 21).

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Stephen Curry now.

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Kawhi Leonard in 2011 (age 19).

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Kawhi Leonard now.

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LaMarcus Aldridge in 2006 (age 20).

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LaMarcus Aldridge now.

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Russell Westbrook (right) in 2007 (age 18).

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Russell Westbrook now.

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Draymond Green in 2009 (age 19).

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Draymond Green now.

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Klay Thompson in 2009 (age 19).

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Klay Thompson now.

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DeMarcus Cousins in 2009 (age 19).

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DeMarcus Cousins now.

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John Wall in 2009 (age 19).

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John Wall now.

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Paul George in 2010 (age 20).

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Paul George now.

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Jimmy Butler in 2012 (age 22).

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Jimmy Butler now.

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Now check out which of these players are among the NBA's all-time highest-paid.

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