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The Best 2012 NBA Players

The best 2012 NBA players are the talented point guards, forwards and centers in the National Basketball Association who enjoyed the most success in the 2011-2012 season. These players from across the NBA lead the league in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and other statistical categories while also captivating audiences and wooing fans. Regardless if you're a Los Angeles Lakers fan or root for the Boston Celtics or any team in between, it's hard to argue that these are not the best 2011-12 NBA players.

Like other professional sports, there are a bevy of ways to judge which player is the best in the NBA including by statistics and an athlete's overall career. As the shortened 2011-12 NBA season comes to a close, the likes of Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and LeBron James of the Miami Heat are among the top three in the league in points per game.

But being called the best in the league is more than just scoring points with leaders in rebounds, assists, blocks and steals also extremely valuable to their respective teams. Rajon Rondo leads his Boston Celtics and the league in assists, with Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns coming in second. Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic is the man in terms of rebounds, more than one rebound per game more than his next highest competitor, Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Each of these players do one thing or another best and lead the league in those areas however the true test will be if these players, like Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks did in the 2010-11 season, can lead their teams to the NBA Championship. Some will go down as the top NBA players of all time while others will simply go home to their ridiculously hot NBA wives. Either way, it's not bad being an NBA player.

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    Point guard

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