All of the stars come out to play when the All-Star teams are assembled.
Well, that won't technically be the case in 2014, as injuries have severely weakened the talent pool from which the Western and Eastern squads will be culled. But it's not like there's a shortage of players who deserve to be featured when the rest of the NBA goes on break in February.
You'll see that soon enough as we run through the full expected rosters.
"Expected" is the keyword in that sentence, as these picks aren't based on what should happen, but rather what will happen. Thanks to fan voting, there's a huge difference.
The reserves can be selected based on merit, but popularity still matters when making up the starting lineups.
Just keep that in mind, because I'm not saying Kobe Bryant should be an All-Star starter, only that he will be one.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of Jan. 16.