Not every superstar story follows the same plot as LeBron's did. He was a hot entity coming right out of high school, and while there are some star caliber players who are exceptionally younger, there are also some NBA athletes who aren't quite there but have the potential to get there.
Young prospects are an extremely interesting part of any NBA team. Watching and analyzing their development is nothing short of amazing in the long run.
Being able to look back three or four more years later and think, "Wow, I remember when so and so was just starting to build his reputation" is an invigorating type of thought.
With that in mind, let's take a look at the most promising young player from each of the 30 NBA teams. Some may be bona fide superstars already, and some may not. They all have one thing in common. As promising young players, none of them have reached their full potential yet.
And to avoid those who will bellow that LeBron and others are still relatively young, as well as for the sake of keeping things fresh, players must be 24 or under in order to be considered for a spot in this slideshow.