As we anxiously await the first athletic professional superstar to come out of the closet during their career (http://yhoo.it/ybeb0s), I would like to nominate Jeremy Lin. Aside from unmistakable talent, his immense popularity hinges on his differences from the typical NBA star, having graduated from an ivy league school, being of Taiwanese descent, etc.; add homosexuality and he instantly becomes an icon, only revealing he were a woman would produce a bigger story. Need a reasonable basis for my nomination? Google ‘Jeremy Lin Wife’ or ‘Jeremy Lin Girlfriend’ – nothing worth its salt; and this fabricated Kim Kardashian gimmick is too gimmicky.
So top or bottom? Probably long-term entertainment without a ring, the D’Antoni special, enjoy the ride Knicks fans.