Sat 11 Feb 2012
(Shouts to Dallas Penn!)
No one could of ever imagined the amount of success Jeremy Lin has had in the past couple weeks. Admitting doubts of Lin not being able to play defense and finishing at the basket, his own coach Mike D’Antoni was even weary of giving him a legitimate chance. But as the Harvard graduate continues to fuel the Knicks with a three game win streak without their star powers, averaging 25.3 points and 8.3 assists over his past three games, we’re amped Linsanity continues.
Either Kobe Bryant has been living under a rock, or just doesn’t keep up with NBA’s daily headlines, as he said he had no idea of Lin’s emergence. During his post game interview after beating the Celtics last night, the fifth highest scoring player in NBA history said he wasn’t aware of the Linsanity movement.
“What? I have no idea, I mean I know who he is, but I don’t really know what’s going on too much with that.”
Make sure you tune in tonight when the Knicks square off against the Lakers at 8PM, televised on MSG and ESPN.
(UPDATE): Catch Lin’s career high 38-point performance against the Lakers. Plus, Metta World Peace’s Pre-Game Interview: “Get some swag,” and more all after the jump.
Has Lin finally found a place to stay besides on his brother’s couch? More coverage of Linsanity after the jump.
- Lin set an NBA record by scoring the most points (89) by any player in their first three starts since the ABA/NBA merger in 1976-77.
- In Lin’s post-game interview with the press, he mentioned his brother like relationship with Yao Ming. The interview can be seen here.
“Q: Did the Lakers talk about him in the locker room?
A: Yeah, we talk about him. We think he needs a better haircut. I don’t like that style. You’re in New York, the fashion capital. Change your haircut, OK? You’re a star now…
Q: Do you wear leather pants?
A: No, I won’t wear them, but he should wear leather pants. He’s the type of guy who should wear leather pants, some nice shoes and change his fashion. You’re Jeremy Lin, for godsakes…Get some swag.”
Also: With 38 Points, the Legend Grows (NYT) | Lin’s Appeal: Faith, Pride and Points (NYT) | Jeremy Lin on Kobe Bryant, God, and His Fast Break to Fame (WSJ) | Lin Keeps His Cool; Around Him, Heads Spin (NYT)
Even though it’s only been three games, Lin has proven he’s a point guard not to underestimate. And while many question if he’ll be able to sustain his numbers for the rest of the season, we’re still amazed by his recent performance against the Wizards.
From Harvard to the NBA, here’s a little summary of the ups and downs he’s been through since finding success with the Knicks.
And according to Golden State Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson, Jeremy Lin has the option of no longer living on the couch of his brother’s lower east side apartment. David Lee, the Warriors power forward and former Knick has offered the keys to his White Plains estate.
If all the nicknames, gifs and raps about Lin aren’t enough, the Fung Brothers present “The Lin Effect.”