When the 2012-13 season started, there were certain NBA players that knew they needed to strengthen their image. As the year progresses, we've seen many players step up their game and rise to the occasion, and in the process have bolstered their appearance.
There are many athletes that have solidified their game by adding more moves to their offensive repertoire. There's also a handful of guys that simply applied themselves on defense. Other guys have gotten comfortable in their new destinations.
Let's not forget that James Harden was traded away to the Houston Rockets where he would be a full-time starter, something he's never done before.
The pressure was tremendous, and only a few remain uncracked.