There have been plenty of half-season heroes in the National Basketball League before—Yao Ming comes to mind. But to be great, to be a truly exceptional player like Kobe and LeBron, a player has to battle through the rigors of an 82—oops I mean 66—game season and be able to play at an All-Star level throughout the regular season and right into the playoffs.
It’ll be harder to do that this year because of the condensed schedule, weary legs and banged-up bodies. So to help separate the half-season All-Stars from full-season All-Pros, we’re going to break down the five players who won't live up to expectations in the second half of the season.
And yes, Jeremy Lin is one of them.