Houston, it's on.
The Toyota Center, home of the Rockets, will play host to one of the NBA's biggest stages in 2013—the All-Star Game.
Last year's exhibition in Orlando was a hot-button occasion. Noses broke, trade rumors swirled, and the Association's most talented athletes put their best foot forward and entertained us with a gripping finish.
And you know what? I'm expecting much of the same this upcoming year, sans the nose-break.
But while the level of interest and hype surrounding February's game will be the same, the rosters will not.
We'll see some old faces, of course—a few of which (spoiler alert) who will be representing a different conference—but they'll also be plenty of new ones to admire and debate.
And while we've got a long road ahead of us until the NBA's stars literally align, it's never too early to take a gander at how this year's All-Star rosters will shake out.