Meet the 2013-14 All-Stars

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Howard's bounce-back season

Another year removed from back surgery, Dwight Howard is still one of the best centers in basketball.

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Blake Griffin: More than a highlight reel

With point guard Chris Paul out for more than a month leading into the All-Star break, teammate Blake Griffin's play went outside the box.

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Johnson's reputation earns him an All-Star bid

Joe Johnson was the controversial All-Star pick in the Eastern Conference, but even though his reputation carried him a long way, there's still a resume from this year that backs the selection.

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Kevin Love is the statistical wonder

The Minnesota Timberwolves power forward is All-Star bound after missing last year's event because of an injury-plagued season.

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James Harden, the Rockets' polarizing leader

The bearded one continues to highlight the discussion of the league's best shooting guard.

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LMA is the top dog in Rip City

The Trail Blazers forward has taken over the team as his own and has put up impressive numbers as Portland fights for home court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs.

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Parker's numbers don't reflect his impact

The point guard's numbers have been down, but opposing coaches know who runs the Spurs' offensive attack.

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Sick of being No. 2, KD playing like No. 1

Kevin Durant has always taken a back seat to LeBron James in terms of basketball supremacy, but Durant is shrinking the gap and is the favorite to dethrone James as MVP.

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CP3 and the new Clippers

Chris Paul is still the best point guard in the world, and this season's Clippers squad might be his best chance at a title yet.

Joakim Noah, anti-tank commander

Joakim Noah emphatically declared the Chicago Bulls wouldn't tank in the wake of Derrick Rose's injury and the trade of Luol Deng. Noah has backed up his statements with All-Star level play on the...

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Stephen Curry: True point guard

The long-range gunner has added new depth to his game, upping his passing and two-point efficiency as he makes his way to his first All-Star starting lineup.

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The new hero of New Orleans

The city where he won a national championship and became the first pick overall will be where Anthony Davis makes his NBA All-Star debut.

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Call him 'All-Star Damian Lillard'

If you didn't know his name already, Damian Lillard will use All-Star weekend to make sure you do.

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The first of many for Davis

Anthony Davis will play in the first All-Star Game of his career. This will be the first of many selections for the frontcourt phenom who oozes potential.

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Millsap's consistency pays off

Paul Millsap left Utah and found his way to the first All-Star appearance of his career. His consistency and versatility has paid off for the Hawks.

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Bosh remains the underappreciated star

Chris Bosh is still rather underappreciated outside of Miami, but his presence in the middle is critical to the Heat's success.

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The blue-collar All Star

Roy Hibbert's blue-collar game doesn't lend itself to the All-Star game, but anchoring the NBA's best defense is more than enough reason for him to be named to the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

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How patience paid off for DeRozan

This season has seen DeMar DeRozan redefine himself in Toronto. Fueled by criticism throughout four losing seasons, he has led the Raptors to respectability and landed himself in the All-Star Game.

Wall lifts himself, teammates

The Wizards' 80-million-dollar man has come a long way since his rookie season as he prepares to make his first All-Star Game appearance. He's thriving and making the Wizards look like a team on...

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Don't blame Melo for Knicks' misery

During a miserable Knicks season, Carmelo Anthony deserves credit for doing as much as he can on the court in spite of the chaos surrounding him.

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Should Paul George be MIP again?

23-year-old Paul George has made the most difficult jump there is, from All-Star to superstar.

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LeBron's truly spoiled us now

LeBron James could use the ASG as a chance to make a statement. Not that he needs to or anything.

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Wade's demise has been greatly exaggerated

Wade has again had some injury issues this season, but he still contributes at an extremely high level when he does step onto the court.

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Kyrie's still deserving

While Kyrie Irving's Cavaliers struggle and his individual play has too, the point guard has done enough to cement his place in the All-Star Game for years to come.

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The ageless Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki missed the All-Star game for the first time in over a decade last season, but has turned in a brilliant bounce-back season that continues to fly under the radar.

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