Jeremy Lin took the NBA world by storm last season, and now it's someone else's turn.
Not everyone can make the jump from a perennial nobody to global icon, but there are those who can make the rise from depths of obscurity into household prominence.
They're the players who are mere afterthoughts at the moment. They're the athletes who are considered a non-factor; a perpetual non-entity.
They're the ones who have proved very little, if anything at all.
They're the ones who have become continuous captives of the absence of expectations.
But that's all about to change.