Last week, yours truly looked at how the NBA's 10 biggest superstars have fared so far through the 2012-13 season. This time around, I'll once again be examining where the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant stack up against one another, but with a bit of a twist.
Which is to say, I'll be ranking them in ascending order, from 10th to first.
There will be no extensive mention of players like Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, who are now superstars more in name than in game on account of age, injuries and limited playing time. Also, young guns like James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Stephen Curry, who've done plenty to announce themselves this season, will have to wait until they've firmly established themselves as individual powerhouses with postseason prowess.
Unlike the first edition, Rajon Rondo will not be included. There's only so much superstardom that the Boston Celtics stalwart can emanate in street clothes on the end of the bench for the rest of the season on account of an ACL tear.
But who will replace him among the Association's top-10 talents? And where do the rest rank in relation to one another?