Each NBA team has massively different expectations awaiting it for the 2012-13 season. Each team also has a single player that will bear the largest share of that pressure.
All of these highlighted players have this pressure on them for vastly different reasons. Some have been put in a place of more responsibility due to their team's offseason transactions. Others are new additions to their teams, expected to be the leader the team has been looking for. Still others are merely in the same situation as last season when they carried similar pressure.
I have to say, I do not envy any of these guys in regard to the pressure they are going to be required to bear. When there is 10 seconds left in the game and the team is down by a point, it will be these players who everyone looks at to take and make the winning shot. That mentality is overblown in today's NBA, but it obviously still exists.
Here are the heroes that each team will look toward in those moments. Here is one player on each team that is under the most pressure next season.