Friday, February 10, 2012

Linsanity is Linsane!!!

In case you haven't heard of him yet, Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American to play in the NBA. He is an undrafted point guard from Harvard University. He played for the Golden State Warriors near his home town Palo Alto, but was released after his rookie season. What makes Lin stand out is that... well... he's Asian. He's also steady at running the point, which is why the New York Knicks took a gamble on him and put him in the starting line-up. Lin is also the key to the Knick's four game winning streak as they topped the Lakers, 92-85 on ESPN. Lin scored 38 points- 4 more than the infamously selfish Kobe Bryant (or Kobe Bryanl in China). Lin's rise to the top was extremely rapid, but for a reason. First off: again he's Asian, secondly it's a New York team that's supposed to break through this year, thirdly he's doing it without Melo and Amare, and lastly he's an Asian that's not named Yao Ming who can dunk. I don't see the Lin hype slowing down anytime soon, because he's what the NBA needs: a feel-good story that has tremendous marketing value for a struggling big market team in a conference that is owned by the Miami Heat. Jeremy Lin, best of luck.

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