The new NBA season is fast approaching, and I'm excited to see how the stars of the game do in a full season as opposed to one shortened by a lockout.
It's safe to say that some numbers were a bit padded last year given the short campaign, and it's even safer to assume that there are a small handful of fans out there who will expect the same big stats.
Those fans will most likely be a bit disappointed as some All-Stars' numbers will surely take a hit next year.
Take Dwight Howard, for example. Not only is he coming off of back surgery, but he is quite unhappy in Orlando and given how he's been a bit of a diva about it, I wouldn't at all be shocked if he dogged it on the court until he gets his trade wish granted.
Unfortunately, he is just one of many stars due to take a giant step back in 2012-2013.