The stars will be out in full force during the much-anticipated 2012-13 NBA season, and their alignment will constantly change as older players start to decline and younger ones prove their worth.
However, these are the top 50 players right now as we head into the newest installment of The Association.
You'll find former MVPs, Defensive Players of the Year, All-Defensive team members and All-Stars in full force in the coming slides, as well as a few of the league's more underrated players.
As always, feel free to post your own rankings if you feel the desire to do so. Bring up the rankings you disagree with, but try to provide factual reasons for those disagreements while keeping it civil.