In grading the top 25 NBA superstars in the calendar year 2012, performances from both last season and this season were evaluated. NBA postseason play was considered, but the Olympics were not.
It didn't feel right grading Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bynum because of the substantial time they missed. Steve Nash was left off the list for the same reason.
Only five players earned an "A grade" or better.
Here's the complete list.