This could be an unpopular opinion
Am I the only one that thinks this Jeremy Lin situation proves a point?
The point being that there must be untold hundreds of ball players out there with the skills to dominate in the NBA given the opportunity for playing time.
And for whatever reason (poor exposure at college or overseas leagues, lack of height or athleticism, unconventional or ugly style of play) unless they get that golden opportunity to play on the big stage, we will never truly know just how good they actually are.
I also think the Lin situation speaks volumes about how good the NBA is not.
Ask yourself, if you were asked 12 months ago. Who is better Jeremy Lin or Patty Mills? 99% of you would have answered Patty.