Judging by the early stages of the 2012-13 NBA season, we've entered a golden age of scoring in the Association.
Lethal scorers come in all shapes and sizes these days, and they continue to revolutionize the game by abandoning the mid-range jumper, instead adapting their play to what's become a universally accepted inside-outside game.
Prerequisites for elite scorers no longer involve solely a clean jump shot, as offenses have begun to revolve around superstars taking on expanded roles that require a full arsenal of moves to score the basketball.
Here are the nine most deadly scorers in the NBA, ranked in order.
Note: All stats in this article are accurate as of Monday, Dec. 24.