As the NBA released its 2013-14 schedule on August 6, fans weren't the only ones circling calendar dates and inputting reminders into their smart phones.
Players, too, kept their Sharpies in close range as they learned the dates and times of their next opportunities to rewrite their lasting legacies.
From an NBA Finals rematch to the dawn of a new era and even the official ending of another, different players have different reasons to pinpoint their most anticipated game for next season.
Fans can't wait to see these stars back on the hardwood, but some of these players are already looking past opening night for their next date with destiny. Basketball isn't quite back yet, but these drama-filled games will surely be worth the wait.