Who is Jeremy Lin? Why Lin is currently the talk of the town in the sports world and trending on social media sites? If you are an NBA enthusiast you might know this person. Jeremy Lin is an NBA Player who is currently playing in the New York Knicks. Just recently, Lin earned his popularity as he mesmerized the sports world.
He leads the New York Knicks to a winning streak this week. He earned his spot as a starter in his team when the superstars Amare Stoudamire and Carmelo Anthony got injured. Fans are going crazy about this Linsanity who provide a spark and spectacular moves every game. Even the fans of their opponents cheered on him. From a buzzer beater, dunks, layups, assists, and jump shots he is everywhere in the game.
Take note, this is just his 7th game as a starter. He is a bench player and anonymous in NBA. Lin had played only 55 minutes through the Knicks’ first 23 games.
On February 4, 2012, Lin had 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists—all career-highs—in a 99–92 Knicks victory over the New Jersey Nets. Teammate Carmelo Anthony suggested to coach Mike D’Antoni at halftime that Lin should play more in the second half. After the game, D’Antoni 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 made his first career start. He had 28 points and eight assists. In a game against the Washington Wizards, Lin had 23 points and 10 assists. It was his first double-double. On February 10, Lin scored a new career-high 38 points and had seven assists, leading the Knicks in their 92–85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. He outscored the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, who had 34 points. On February 11, Lin scored 20 points and had 8 assists in a narrow 100–98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lin scored 89, 109, and 136 points in his first three, four, and five career starts, respectively, all three of which are the most by any player since the merger between the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA in 1976–77. He is the first NBA player with at least 20 points and seven assists in his first four starts. Lin was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals in those four starts with the Knicks going undefeated. On February 14, Lin scored a game-winning three-pointer against the Toronto Raptors with less than a second remaining in a game. In the following game, Lin recorded career-high 13 assists and led the Knicks back to .500.
That made him popular as he is making his own record in the NBA. Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, and the first American player in the league to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.
If the NBA All Star Voting was still in the process, i believe this guy will make it to the All Star. Linsanity continues in the NBA.
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