has jeremy lin done enough to guarantee immortality on a list such as this? he has played better this season than either vince carter or tracy mcgrady, who are ranked 89 and 58, respectively... though not better than dwight howard... just being realistic. so i'm proposing lin is placed in the 56-58 range.
since he started to get meaningful minutes, his numbers are 25.3ppg, 8.3apg, 3.7rpg, 1.7spg, with 58% FG%. those are mvp-caliber stats, and every nba mvp ever has made it on the list. secondly, he is the greatest asian basketball player ever, only rivaled by yao ming (whose career best year of 25.0ppg can barely touch lin's), so he gets major props for cultural impact, too. he is also a proven winner, since his team is 3-0 when he gets meaningful playing time. in fact, that winning percentage is better than bill russell's
Is this a facetious April fools day like post or are you being serious (I think the former for the record but just in case...Lin isn't half the player Yao Ming is and doesn't have 1/10th of the cultural impact.)?