- Many of the NBA's biggest stars have grown up right before our eyes.
- We gathered some then-and-now photos of the NBA's biggest stars to show much has changed over time.
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It's easy to forget how far some of the league's biggest stars have come.
LeBron James has dominated the NBA for 16 years now and is 34, quite different than when he entered the NBA straight out of high school. Stephen Curry, once an undersized, baby-faced guard, is now 31, a seasoned veteran for the Warriors. James Harden once wasn't so…beard-y.
Take a look at photos of the NBA's biggest stars when their careers began and today.