February 16, 2012


Over the last week Jeremy Lin has gone from nobody to a house hold name.  Lin is a Taiwanese-American.  Despite leading his high school to a state championship he didn’t receive any scholarships to good basketball colleges.  He ended up going to Harvard.  At Harvard, Lin had a 3.1 GPA.  He also averaged just under 13 points over his four years in college.  Still, he went undrafted into the NBA.  Last year Lin was waived off a team, the Golden State Warriors and there were talks that he was going  to be waived off of the Knicks.
On Saturday, February 4th against the Washington Wizards Lin dropped 25 points off the bench.  Then in the next game he scored 28 points in his first career start.  On Wednesday, February 8th Lin recorded his first ever double-double, with 23 points and 10 assists.  Then two days later he played against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.  In this game he had an astounding 38 points in only 23 shots, compared to Kobe’s 34 points in 29 shots.  On February, 11th he had yet another game of 20 points.
There was much speculation whether Jeremy Lin would be able to continue his production with returning star Amar’e Stoudamire.  Amar’e came back on February 14th.  Lin did not disappoint as he had a double-double with 26 points and 11 assists.  He also hit a game winning three.  Carmelo Anthony is coming back later this week and it is yet to be seen whether Lin will be able to play well with “Melo”.
Lin is a hero for many Asian Americans and Asians alike.  He is bringing back the NBA to Asia and spreading it to other countries.  Lin has many nicknames they include Linsanity, Linsane, All I Do Is Lin, The Lin Dynasy, Linspeational, Super Lintendo, etc...

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