With the help of a five-game marathon of NBA action on Christmas day, featuring several of the league’s most talented teams, excitement surrounding the Association is mounting.
Some of the league’s biggest stars performed at an extremely high level on the national stage, many of them making a case to take home some hardware at season’s end.
The latest installment of the NBA awards race will break down who the favorites are for each major award as we approach 2013 (take that, doomsday aficionados).
While some awards races have definitive favorites as December comes to a close, other races for NBA hardware are neck-and-neck.
So, who has made the best case for each of the seven major NBA awards? Read on to find out.
Note: All statistics in this article are accurate as of December 26, 2012.