Being selected by the fans as an NBA All-Star Game starter is certainly a nice honor, even if the voting process doesn't always result in the right selections.
So, how will the fans do during the 2012-13 season? Who will be the 10 starters? Will there be any new names announced in Houston as first-time All-Stars?
I'll give you a hint: You're not going to agree with everything here if you're basing the selections solely on merit.
That's an important concept to be aware of going in. These are not based on who actually deserves the 10 spots, but rather who the fans will vote into them.
Let's read on and find out who we're choosing.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, are current through Thursday, Dec. 20.