While every NBA season brings reason for excitement, the 2012-13 version has been nothing short of spectacular in terms of entertainment thus far.
With teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers thriving, traditional powerhouses like the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers find themselves fighting to even stay at or reach .500.
A major trade caught everyone by surprise at the beginning of the season, a certain insanity made its way back to New York and one of the game's all-time greats reached a new milestone.
Did I mention we're not even halfway through the season yet?
These stories and more ahead as we look back at the season's most important and pivotal moments.