Feb 08 2012
Jeremy Lin — a 23-year-old undrafted point guard from Harvard, one of the few Asian-Americans to reach the NBA and a cast-off of two Western Conference teams — has arrived to save the Knicks’ season. And to serve as one of the league’s most powerful marketing vehicles. Lin has played 80 mostly dazzling minutes over New York’s last two games — home victories against New Jersey and Utah.
Amar’e Stoudemire, no. Carmelo Anthony, no. Every other high paid player on the Knicks, no. That’s right, we’re getting hyped over Jeremy Lin. The guy is making Carmelo Anthony look like an overpaid chump. The guy is crushing it right now. I know it’ only two games, but his numbers are ridiculous. I’m not saying Jeremy Lin is going to turn into Kobe overnight, but it’s pretty freakin’ pathetic that the most exciting thing Knicks fans have seen this season is an Asian dude who graduated from Harvard.
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