Back before the 2012-13 NBA season started, you shelled out $60 for that shrink-wrapped package of female deterrent known as NBA 2K13, and your hopes for Derrick Rose and Andrew Bynum were high. All of your favorite players were healthy, hungry and ready to do your bidding as you chased down records and constructed super teams.
But that's not how it went in the real world, where some of the video game's most exciting players hit the pause buttons on their seasons.
Whether it was injury, underperformance or age, a handful of the NBA's best failed to deliver the goods on the hardwood like they did on your flatscreen.
Take a break from Year 4 of your dynasty and check out the players whose virtual realities were more fun than the real thing this year.