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Every NBA star can tell you exactly how they felt on the day they were drafted. It’s a time of anticipation and excitement as they are about to fulfill their ultimate dream: joining the NBA elite! Some, like Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, have had hall of fame careers. Others such as LeBron James, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are still writing their own legends. Each player has etched a unique path to stardom, but how did it all begin? In this action-packed program, the NBA takes you back in time, with rare high school and even youth basketball footage of some of your favorite superstars. Go behind the scenes to draft day and watch all-time greats like Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade immediately electrify fans – and learn some hard lessons along the way that helped them become the incredible players they are today.

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  1. LeBron James

    LeBron James


  2. Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant


  3. Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade


  4. Kevin Garnett


  5. Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal


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When They Were Young
When They Were Young


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  • June 13, 2011


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 1m

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