With the NBA All-Star Game coming up this weekend, the midway point of this exciting yet sloppy season of basketball is rapidly approaching.
We've seen some teams come out of the gate and make a name for themselves, blowing everyone out of the water in the process, while others have fallen flat on their faces and struggled to recover unless they've found a 6'3" Taiwanese-American guard from Harvard to help their team out.
Then there are players out there who have played out of their shoes to either keep teams in contention or rocket them to the top of the league, even as old bones populate their roster.
One of the exciting things about the NBA from year to year is how unpredictable the league is on an individual level while still being pretty predictable on a wide-scale level before the season starts.
For the fans, that leaves plenty of storylines and plenty of fun and exciting games to watch throughout the season.
So, before I start to ramble on anymore and the midpoint passes us up before you all get a chance to read this, here I have for you the five most disappointing and surprising storylines of the season thus far.