The initial voting returns on the 2014 NBA All-Star Game are in, and it's starting to look like the annual February exhibition will feature a mixture of familiar faces and first-timers.
Oh, and there's going to be a boatload of controversy.
We'll get into the specifics in a moment, but as usual, there are a number of fan favorites currently occupying starting positions ahead of some deserving newcomers. If that sounds familiar, it's because it happens almost every year.
It wouldn't be an NBA All-Star Game without the typical ballot-box stuffing and cries for voting reform.
With a couple of months between now and the actual game itself, there's still plenty of time for fan sentiment, injuries and fickle coach selections to alter the composition of the league's late-winter showcase.
Based on the first quarter of the 2013-14 season, here's who stands the best chance to be a part of the festivities.
*Voting results accurate through first returns released Dec. 12, 2014 via NBA.com.
**Stats accurate through games played Dec. 16, 2013.