Zion Williamson is the youngest NBA All-Star since LeBron James

Are you ready to feel old? New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson just became the first player born in the 2000s to make an NBA All-Star team.

Williamson, who will be 20 years and 244 days old when the game tips off on March 7, is the fifth-youngest player in league history to ever earn All-Star honors. He is also the youngest player to receive the nod since LeBron James accomplished as much in 2005.

The New Orleans sophomore is one of just nine players who have ever made an All-Star team before being legally able to order a beer. Included below is a list of the fifteen youngest players to ever play in the All-Star game.

HoopsHype’s Alberto de Roa contributed research to this report

1. Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers

Age: 19 years and 169 days (1998)

2. LeBron James, Cleveland

Age: 20 years and 52 days (2005)

3. Magic Johnson, LA Lakers

Age: 20 years and 173 days (1980)

4. Kevin Garnett, Minnesota

Age: 20 years and 266 days (1997)

5. Zion Williamson, New Orleans

Age: 20 years and 244 days (2021)

6. Isiah Thomas, Detroit

Age: 20 years and 276 days (1982)

7. Eddie Johnson, Atlanta

Age: 20 years and 278 days (1980)

8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland

Age: 20 years and 331 days (2013)

Age: 20 years and 331 days (2013)

9. Anthony Davis, New Orleans

Age: 20 years and 342 days (2014)

10. Shaquille O’Neal, Orlando

Age: 20 years and 352 days (1993)

11. John Drew, Atlanta

Age: 21 years and 126 days (1976)

12. Derrick Rose, Chicago

Age: 21 years and 133 days (2010)

13. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City

Age: 21 years and 138 days (2010)

14. Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers

Age: 21 years and 180 days (2000)

15. Antoine Walker, Boston

Age: 21 years and 180 days (1998)

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