Thanks to its generous selection committee that allows more than half of the franchises to partake in the postseason festivities, the scintillating starpower will shine brightly once again.
But not every team had its playoff ticket punched, even some clubs employing their own arena-filling talents. In a league where it's all about how many prime-time performers one team can pack into a 12-man roster, some solo acts have been ushered to the audience.
Whether their lost seasons came by way of injury, bad luck or the lack of a capable supporting cast, these players are all relegated to the recap highlight reels and memory banks until October rolls around.
They're gone, but certainly not forgotten.
While media members are salivating over the talent-laden individual matchups lurking around the corner, I can't help but think about some things missing from this year's playoff party.
Ten somethings, actually.