The NBA is ruled by superstars, whether we like it or not.
In no other sport is such a league controlled by the very players we pay to watch play. Players are valued more highly than coaches and general managers, and sometimes have a say whether they stay or go.
While superstars may run the league, however, they are also sometimes run out of town.
Be it salary issues, poor play or just wearing out their welcome, some superstars are moved for a variety of reasons, whether they like it or not.
For the following nine stars, here's how the security level for each stacks up.