Despite the superstar label, some elite talents don't always possess the consistency to perform at the highest level every single year. Nonetheless, these underperforming stars usually right their respective ships the next season due to their incredible skill sets.
Just look at the past two years for LeBron James. Despite regularly torching opposing teams in the 2010-11 season, the NBA community despised arguably the best small forward in the world because of his decision to take his talents to Miami. He lost his first appearance on the world's biggest stage with his new team to the Dallas Mavericks, and an abundance of criticism was then thrown his way.
The next season, though, he reminded the basketball world why we loved him during his days in Cleveland. Not only did he capture an elusive ring, an MVP award, a Finals MVP award and a gold medal, but his unique personality began to once again captivate fans.
While the superstars who had a disappointing season last year, whether it be from poor statistics, injury, animosity or just simply a falling out between them and the fans, will almost certainly not experience all the success or the incredible recovery of James, there is no doubting that they can return to the form before their low year.
After all, there is a reason why they were superstars in the first place.