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10 Big NBA Names Destined to Regress Next Season
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Kobe Bryant will and MUST slow down next year.

These NBA stars are going to decline next season.

In some cases, former superhuman players will have age, mileage and mortality finally catch up to them. It might be injuries or just the young buck behind them, but they won't get the time and/or be able to produce at their previous levels.

For others, they'll endure a situation that doesn't play to their strengths. A change of scenery via trade or free agency, a new coach or simply the arrival of different personnel could throw things out of whack.

In a few cases, this "regression" is just simply sliding back to the norm. A "one-year wonder" guy with a big 2012 is likely to come down to reality in 2013. 

Each of these names is a tangible commodity and a respected player. Yet, whether it's just a tiny slip or an epic free-fall, they'll each take one step closer towards obscurity next year.

I'm not suggesting that any of these players will be terrible by 2013. In fact, some of them might even still be "stars." However, they just won't be as good as before.

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