Jeremy Lin: New York Knick’s big Asian hope

14 02 2012

The team from the Big Apple is now banking on an unlikely player in its recent surge in the NBA standings. Jeremy Lin who played for Harvard and was cut by two NBA teams this season has led the underachieving New York Knicks (13-15) to a stellar 5 game winning streak. He has reenergized the fan base and his Asian connection is making him the heir apparent of Yao Ming. Lin was recently awarded the East player of the week and if the All-Star voting would have been next week, he could have been a shoo-in to be a starter.

So, what has he done so far in his career? In the past 5 games, he averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 assists while shooting at a 51.5% rate.  On February 10, he dropped 38 points to stun the Kobe Bryant-led Lakers. He might not keep it up but New York has truly found a gem or at least lucky jade charm in their lethargic start in this lockout-shortened season.

Lin’s play has even got the attention of controversial boxing champ Floyd Mayweather.  Mayweather suggested that he got the attention because he is Asian. Hopefully, Lin will respond and ask Mayweather to fight that Asian boxing champion that he has been avoiding.  The past week was definitely one of the best weeks so far of Lin’s life. His twitter following has exploded and he has been trending in that site for a couple of days already.

Is he the savior of the Knicks? Will he be final piece needed for the long-awaiting Knicks francise to bring them to the promise land? Maybe. As for now, people are enjoying the “Linsanity” in Madison Square Garden.




5 responses

15 02 2012

I do think he is the piece the Knicks lacked. The Knicks have always had young talent outside of Amare and Melo, but they just could never gel and play as a team. With Lin, the ball moves a lot smoother and he has the ability to control and run an offense like a legit pg should. There are still kinks in his game he can improve but he understands how to run the pick n roll just as good as any other pg in the league.

15 02 2012

Indeed, he is becoming the “missing piece” that the Knicks lacked in its campaign this season. His legend grew today as he hit the game-winner against Toronto. 6th straight games with 20 plus points and 8 plus assists. 😉

16 02 2012
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16 02 2012
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