Every NBA player strives both to win a championship and to be better at basketball than everyone else in the world. Only one player can make the latter a reality each year, though. The rest are left fighting for the other 99 spots in the Top 100.
Through incredible scoring feats, jaw-dropping athletic accomplishments, terrific defensive play and countless other contributions, these 100 standouts have emerged in the 2012-13 season as the best that the Association has to offer.
Next season—and potentially even the 2013 playoffs—will shake up the rankings once more, but for now, these are the true alpha dogs of professional basketball.
Did your favorite player make the cut? How many of the Top 100 come from your favorite team?
Let's check it out.
Note: All stats are current through Friday, April 12, and come from ESPN, NBA.com, Hoopdata.com, Basketball-Reference.com and 82games.com.