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No. 5: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin completed an improbable journey from undrafted point guard to overnight sensation this year as he helped the short-handed Knicks revive their team. The first American-born NBA player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent, Lin's highlights were shown repeatedly on television throughout Asia and created a phenomenon in New York described as "Linsanity," with fans chanting "M-V-P!" and Lin and forward Carmelo Anthony bowing to each other during a timeout. PICHI CHUANG