(Notice: Injured players are not ranked in this list. A player has to have played in the majority of games in the 2012-13 season to qualify. So no Rajon Rondo, Andrew Bynum, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love etc.)
Great NBA players come and go and we continue to compare them against each other. We make up our own subjective narrative of what makes one player better than the other – whether it is the ability to stuff the stat sheet, hit shots with the game clock winding down or whatever else.
To some, a great basketball player is one that has the innate skill of scoring the basketball, others appreciate a player who is unselfish and creates plays for his teammates. In other words, lists such as this one are always based on personal bias and will never be unanimously agreed upon.
But when you put everything together – the numbers, the defense, and the leadership – you can make up our own mind of just how good a player is.
Some players in the league are considered to be one-trick ponies, but they do that one thing so well that they qualify to be ranked among the elite players in the league. Whether it is an aptitude in scoring, defending or reading the game, some specialists have mastered their craft enough to make up for their flaws. But to make it to the very top of the rankings, you have to have a mixture of skills.
So, who are the top 50 players of the 2012-13 NBA season? Continue reading to find out, and let us know in the comment section down below if you disagree with them.