The NBA is a star-driven league, but which players make the biggest difference for their respective teams night in and night out?
For some, it's obvious. No offense to Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James took over the role of the Miami Heat's best player a while ago.
Then there's those who are hands down the best on their team, yet their league-wide ranking is up in the air. That's where a post-surgery Kobe Bryant fits in.
This topic is a debate that lacks one right answer, but entering the 2013-14 season, we have a solid understanding of where the game's biggest names stand.