The legend of Jeremy Lin grows bigger every day. In case you haven’t heard, Lin is a 6’3″ point guard for the New York Knicks who has set NYC on fire with “Linsanity.” He has the double distinction of being one of only a few players from Harvard to ever play in the NBA and one of only a few players of Asian descent to ever play in the NBA.
Over the last six games, Lin has averaged 26.8 points and 8.5 assists per game. More importantly, the New York Knicks (a team mired in mediocrity in recent years) have gone 6-0, after coming into this hot streak having lost 11 of their last 13 games. The win streak includes a victory over Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers.
And Tuesday night (Feb. 14), Lin added another chapter to this whirlwind, feel-good story – he hit a last-second three in a tie game to put the Knicks up 90-87. And afterward, all he could do was praise his teammates.
“It’s not because of me. It’s because we’re coming together as a team. I just love playing on a team that wants to be a team and this team wants to be a team. And that’s why we’re all having fun,” says Lin, in his postgame interview.
What a great story. We can’t wait to watch the next game, which takes place Friday, Feb. 17 at home in Madison Square Garden against the visiting New Orleans Hornets.