The NBA All-Star game is a showcase: the best basketball players in the world throwing down furious dunks, making amazing passes, and hitting unbelievable shots while playing little—if any—defense.

It’s also a showcase of what hard work in the gym and the training room translates into when it hits the court.

Players like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Jimmy Butler all have the natural athletic talent to be in the NBA, but it’s the work they do off the court that makes them All-Stars.

Whether it’s a late-night cardio session, a big deadlift in the weight room, an extra set on the bench press, or massive dumbbell curls, this is what sets these players apart from the rest of the pack.

Here are 10 NBA All-Stars crushing it in the gym:

10. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers


Get after my @NikeTraining workout in the NTC App (GONIKE.ME/KYRIE) . #STOPEXERCISING #STARTTRAINING

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9. Paul George, Indiana Pacers



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8. Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers


Good Morning!! #laborday

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7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder


6. James Harden, Houston Rockets


Great team win tonight but thats not enough. #LockedIn

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5. Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz


#Repost via @definingsports: #Tbt to @gdhayward putting in work  #SVSPfam

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4. DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings



3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks


2. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls


I've never stopped working. I never will. Peep the teaser to my upcoming @Jumpman23 film dropping 7.14!

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@travellegaines we workin ain't we.. #theseasonfavorstheprepared

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slowly but surely

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1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers


Even on vacation. The grind never stops! I'm addicted to the process. It's my drug!! #StriveForGreatness

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Wit this great dude! Coming soon!! #WeWorking #StriveForGreatness #CameraReady #ByTheWayTrulyAppreciateTheGift

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Me and my girlfriend!! All I need. Versa Climber is her name. #LoveHer #BackAtIt #StriveForGreatness

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