For all the talk about the need for hustle guys, the value of intangibles and the importance of the little things, NBA discussions are still often dominated by the quoting of statistics. Players stats are dissected and analyzed so often that they are the key factor in comparing a pair of athletes.
No matter how much the game changes over the years, players will still be scoring baskets, dropping dimes, snagging boards and generally lighting up box scores for as long as the game is played.
Today's NBA features a handful of players that can dominate an individual facet of the game, from rugged rebounders to lights-out shooters. But can their individual expertise outdo the talent of some of the league's brightest stars?
I can't say for sure, but I have compiled my prediction for who will lead the league in each major stat for the 2012-2013 season, what their numbers may look like and who could prove to be their stiffest competition.
Now, if you wouldn't mind joining me for a glimpse into the future...