What a great inspiration for all players who sit on the bench!
You don’t have to be a basketball or NBA fan to love the Jeremy Lin story.
If you like sports, or stories about underdogs, or Fairy Tales like Cinderella, then you’ll enjoy following this fascinating developing story.
Full name: Jeremy Shu-How Lin
Jeremy Lin scored 109 points in his first four NBA starts.
This is the most by any player in league history.
The Fairy Tale Continues
BELOW: YOUTUBE VIDEO OF JEREMY
SINKING WINNING BASKET AGAINST RAPTORS!
Notice how excited the Toronto Raptor Crowd is?
Tuesday February 14 ~ Valentine’s Day (great gift for basketball fans)
Against the Raptors, infront of a sold out crowd, Lin, ball in his hands, game on the line, counted down the seconds before drains a game-winning three-pointer with 0.5 seconds left. Knicks sixth straight win since Linsanity began.
“I just wanted to make sure I got a good shot at the end of the clock,” he said on the television broadcast afterwards. “Jose Calderon backed up a half a step and I thought that was a good look for me.”
Lin created interest in Toronto on a weeknight in February.
If not for Linsanity, I would not have watched the game!
Jeremy Lin Quotes:
“I have a job again, yesss!’
“Coach D’Antoni is an absolute offensive genius,” said Lin, whose 38 points represented half his season total from 29 games last year for Golden State. “He makes us look good.”
“I don’t think anyone, including myself, saw this coming,” Lin told The Times.
“My whole thing as I try to live my life is have fun, explore your opportunities, your dreams, find something you’re passionate about, and then just go after it,” Lin said. “And I think that’s true for kids whether they play basketball, or they want to do whatever they want to do. So, hopefully, I can be an inspiration to them.”
Quotes about Jeremy Lin
“To see an actual live Asian American hero unfold before our eyes, it really is something special to us,” said Jerry Ma, 36, a Taiwanese American who works for a company that creates Asian American superhero characters. “It means a lot more than anyone could ever imagine.”
“If you love sports, you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding.” ~ Steve Nash
“I was like, ‘Wow, he had 25 in one game and everybody was going crazy.’ New York media, you know? And then it happened two more times and I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s good. It’s good.’ … Looking from the outside in, everybody’s pretty happy for him. It’s good to see something special for the first time.” ~ Metta World Peace — Ron Artest
“I know who he is, but I don’t really know what’s going on too much with him.” ~ Kobe Bryant
“I hope he continues to play great basketball, because in my short time with him, he was class and quality.” ~Mark Jackson
For all of their star power, for all of their wealth, the man who may save the Knicks’ season earns the NBA minimum, sleeps on his brother’s couch and less than a month ago wore a uniform with “Erie” across the chest. ~ Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated
So rare, so improbable. Everyone stayed inside the Garden, listened to Lin’s on-court interview over the Garden sound system. M-V-P, they chanted. M-V-P.People stayed in seats, screaming, yelling, snapping photos. Out there, all alone, those gangly arms, that baby face…well, Lin hardly looks the part.That’s the beauty of him, of this story. That nothing is how it’s supposed to be, how we’ve ever witnessed a star burst onto the scene. ~ Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo
I didn’t know he could dunk,” teammate Tyson Chandler told The Times. “When he’s going in for it, I go: ‘No, Jeremy! Just lay the ball up.’ And all of a sudden he dunks it.”
He’s the type of guy who should wear leather pants.” – Metta World Peace — Ron Artest”
Just call him Linderella
“Linderella story of the year,” O’Neal
Jeremy Lin is the sensational point guard ( 6 feet three inches tall) who is sparking the NY Knicks of the National Basketball Association
No athletic scholarship out of high school
Jeremy Lin Harvard Stats
Lin finished his Harvard career as the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record at least 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225).
Signed, but later dropped, by the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets without getting much of a chance to play, he was bought by the Knicks as a reserve point guard to help put their first choice through his paces.
The first American-born Asian player in the NBA since Wataru Misaka donned the orange and blue with the Knicks in 1947-48
Ratings on MSG network are up since Lin joined the lineup, and the NBA said some of its Asian TV partners have added Knicks games to their broadcast schedules so fans can see the league’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.
Is very religious ~ like Tim Tebow!
Plays like Steve Nash
Lin had a career night on February 4, 2012, when he scored 25 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists (against only 1 turnover) in a 99-92 Knicks victory over the Nets. The statistics for points, rebounds, and assists were all career highs for Lin. After the game, Knick coach Mike D’Antoni, while being interviewed by the MSG Network, said Lin has a point-guard mentality and “a rhyme and a reason for what he is doing out there”. In the subsequent game against the Utah Jazz, Lin had 28 points and eight assists, new career highs. On February 10, 2012, Lin scored a new career high 38 points and had seven assists, leading the Knicks in their victory over the Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 92–85. He scored 89 points in his first three career starts, the most by any player since the merger between the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA in 1976-77.
Jeremy Lin slept on NY Knicks teammate Landry Fields’ couch before he became famous!
He will be able to afford a FEW couches of his own, now!
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