The 2013 All-Star Game is fast approaching, and as they do every season, the NBA's superstars have differentiated themselves from the pack with their stellar play. However, not every superstar is created equal, and the only way to truly evaluate the play of the Association's elite is to compare them with one another.
Some usually stellar players have actually had relatively down years, while others have had unexpected resurgences or added new facets to their game.
This league is constantly improving, and for a player to remain a superstar he must be able to not only consistently dominate his competition, but also help this team win basketball games in any way possible.
With the 2012-13 campaign roughly halfway over and plenty of evidence to go on, here is a ranking of the top 10 superstars in the NBA based on their performance this season.
Statistics courtesy of ESPN.com (accurate as of January 21, 2013), and advanced statistics courtesy of Hoopdata.com.