Carmelo Anthony

Despite a soap opera season, the NY Knicks small forward still managed to overcome a sluggish start (due primarily to injury) and help get his team into the playoffs.

Kobe Bryant

The Black Mamba strikes again! Despite a Derek Fisher-less team and a new coach, Kobe still managed to come out unscathed and lead his team down the path of glory. Facemask and all.

Victor Cruz

Drafted in 2010, Cruz’s talent as a wide receiver for the NY Giants would really begin to take shape during the 2011 season. Two years after signing, Cruz is at the top of the world as a Superbowl champion and one of football’s most celebrated figures.

Kevin Durant

Since entering the NBA, Kevin Durant has been heralded as a potential legend in the making. Having played for the Oklahoma City Thunder since they were the Seattle Supersonics, Durant has been an undeniable influence in the team’s progression as a basketball powerhouse.

LeBron James

Since James joined forces with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, the Heat have been a force to be reckoned with. Despite all the controversy, James still remains one of the most solid players in the league.