There are some general guidelines for being an NBA superstar.

Hit big shots. Make your teammates better. Play consistently at a high level.

Based on his play over the past six weeks, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is building a good case for superstar status.

With his game-winning shot (on national TV, no less) against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lawson took another step in the process of becoming the elite player that Denver’s coaches and front-office executives have always envisioned.