Some things never change. Unfortunately for some, the NBA's All-Star docket isn't one of those "things."
For years, we have watched with confidence as certain players legitimately toiled with and ultimately laid claim to numerous All-Star selections.
As we draw nearer to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, it has become clear that a handful of perennial participants aren't going to make the cut. Some aren't even viable candidates.
Though certain "snubs" can be attributed to injuries, plenty are the result of diminished performance. Others are likely to fall short in favor of some fresh faces as well.
Two star-studded factions whose cosmetic makeup has never deviated more from what we have come to accept as the All-Star norm.
*All stats in this article are accurate through December 31, 2012.