Will the 2002-03 all-star break
leaders hold on?

Tracy McGrady's current lead of 2.2 points per game over the Lakers' Kobe Bryant isn't as insurmountable as it may appear.

Updated: February 5, 2003, 3:02 PM ET
By by Sam Lubeck, STATS. Inc.
With the 2002-03 all-star break upon us in a matter of days, it's easy to recap the big stories of the first half of the NBA season -- the Lakers' struggles, the Mavs' incredible start and the emergence of a tall guy from China. Other stories, including his Airness' final season and Ron Artest's ascent into "Bad Boydom," have helped overshadow some quality individual play around the league.

Let's take a look at the top of the individual leader boards as we head into All-Star weekend: