16. Jeremy Lin
‘Linsanity’ took over the NBA. He had a hard time proving he belonged in the NBA, but when he did, he became a star – if only briefly. During a 16-game stretch for the injury-ridden Knicks in 2012, Lin took over, averaging 21.1 points per game with 8.6 assists per game.
His greatest moment came in a duel with Kobe Bryant at Madison Square Garden when he outpointed “The Black Mamba” with 38 points. After leaving the Knicks, he became something of a journeyman. But the fairytale wasn’t over as helped the Toronto Raptors to a shocking 2019 NBA Championship.