The stars of the 2013 NBA playoffs have started to separate themselves from the pack in a big way.
The superstars—the LeBron Jameses and Kevin Durants of the world—are having the postseasons that are expected of players of their caliber. No surprises there.
But a few of the league’s quasi-stars have been making cases to cement their elite statuses. Not all of their teams are doing so hot, but it is certainly not for lack of effort on their part.
All of the playoffs' top performers have been lifting their teams through their individual play and leadership. None of these guys have been ejected from a game this postseason (looking at you, Dwight Howard).
Some players having noteworthy postseasons just barely missed the cut here. So sorry to guys like Chris Paul and Carlos Boozer. You guys are playing lights out, but these guys are balling out of their minds.