Credit must be given where it is due, but sometimes, the NBA is far too generous.
Though the Association is home to a slew of underrated stars who are unjustly chastised and overlooked, it also houses a surfeit of overrated superstars as well.
They're the players whose names hold more weight than their production suggests. The ones whose impact is overstated, whose abilities are exaggerated, who receive far more recognition than they deserve.
Yeah, those stars.
While they may not necessarily be undeserving of some adoration, the current degree to which their talents are glorified and exalted is bordering on fatuous.
Which of today's distinctive dignitaries are the biggest culprits?
Perception is everything when it comes to status, and in more than a few instances, our collective comprehension must be tempered considerably.
*All stats in this article are accurate as of Jan. 3, 2012.