This Jeremy Lin kid is what Knicks' fans have been waiting for ever since they traded Wilson Chandler and Danilo Galinari last season; a young home grown stud. Ok, Lin wasn't drafted by the team, but this is his first real shot to play in the NBA and he is making the most of it. He is the first American born player of Chinese descent to play in the NBA and it looks as if not even the Great Wall of China wouldn't be enough to stop him from scoring points.
As the Knicks cruise to another victory tonight in Washington, Lin has scored at least 20 points again, his third in as many games. He had a whopping 8 turnovers against Utah on monday, but only against the Nets on Saturday and only 2 tonight. Over that span he has also put up 25 assists.
The Knicks have been searching for a point guard all season and although we don't know if Lin is the long term solution, he is certainly making his mark for now. I think it is important to remember in sports that it is not always the star players that guarantee championships. It is the little guys, and the underdogs that come out and perform big to win games. Lin is not a superstar, but he is doing just as much for this team than anyone else this year. Hopefully the Knicks will remember that and give him a chance to prove himself in the long run.
On an another note, it has been reported that Lin has been sleeping on his brother's couch for the last few months.
"He has his own couch" said Josh, the brother, which for anyone who has lived in New York is like saying "he has his own house" for people who live in Kentucky. Any space in NYC is good enough, even for an NBA player. Maybe he just wants to spend some time with his brother, or maybe mom and dad want the two to look out for each other. We've all been there.
I can only imagine what those conversations are like at night.
"Hey Jeremy, what are you doing tonight?"
"Going to the Knicks' game."
"Cool, where are your seats?"
"Josh, I'm playing you big doofus!"
Anyways, hopefully this guy is the real deal because he seems to be a pretty good guy and we New Yorkers love nothing more than watching an underdog rise to the top.
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