Love embracing superstardom

Why Marc Gasol isn't a superstar, Dwight Howard's new attitude and more

Updated: November 5, 2013, 1:44 PM ET
By David Thorpe | ESPN Insider

There isn't another major team sport on the planet in which a contest is decided by fewer men than NBA basketball. Outside of officiating and coaching decisions, it is the league's best players who dictate wins and losses, determine titles and build dynasties.

But superstars are not born; they are made. With some molding by coaches and their own hard work and determined spirit, players develop their superstar skills and personas. But they have to want that superstar quality.