Dwyane Wade/Kobe Bryant
Last season: 26.6 ppg, 6.5 apg, 4.9 rpg/27.0 ppg, 5.0 apg, 5.4 rpg
Bryant and Wade are universally considered to be among the top five players in the game. With five championships, Bryant is the league's most important, most clutch player. Wade has one title and shares with Bryant the fact that he has won with Shaquille O'Neal on his side. Bryant's age means his reign may soon be ending, but this season he's a defending champion. And since he's being overshadowed by the Miami Heat, he's got more motivation to win now than ever.