It's almost time for the All-Star break — so let's take a look some of the key awards in the league and who deserves them a little past the halfway mark of the regular season.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is trending toward being universally viewed as the best player on the planet.
Of course, some still anoint LeBron James (a four-time league most valuable player) as the top dog in the NBA.
But Curry's otherworldly shooting has revolutionized the game, similar to the way Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and James transcended the game.
And because Curry has reached the pinnacle of his profession, he stood at the top when it came...
Orlando guard Victor Oladipo cheers during the NBA Summer League game of Orlando Magic versus Philadelphia 76'ers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)