1 / 5

Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: A view of the exterior of the Barclays Center on November 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Top 5 NBA stories of 2012

From LeBron James' victory parade to the soap opera that is Dwight Howard to the return of basketball to Brooklyn, there were a lot of major headlines that highlighted the NBA in 2012. But none topped a Cinderella-like story that grabbed everyone's attention from New York City to the Far East. Here are the best of the best from the NBA this year. – By Marc J. Spears

TOP STORIES: Boxing | Golf | MLB | NASCAR | NCAAB | NCAAF | NFL | NHL | Olympics | Soccer | UFC