If you follow sports you might have heard the chants from people on TV that this is the greatest story that we have come across and I agree completly. Let me introduce you to what this mania is all about.
The New York Knicks were a below average team that was losing even though they have 2 superstars on their team, Carmelo Anthony, and Amare Stoudemire. So both get injured the team is in shambles all of New York is calling for Mike D'Antoni's firing. When all of a sudden one day they were down to their last point guard. So the coach called on him.
Now who is this last point guard on the roster? Jeremy Lin, to the average basketball fan, at the time when they called on his number you might have asked yourself who is he? So he plays in his first game against the New Jersey Nets and he stuns everyone when he produced 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists. Then he played against the Utah Jazz he scored 28 points and 8 assists. Then his the Knicks next opponent is the Washington Wizards, now if you are a basketball fan you know that the Wizards are a dud of a team. So he produced 23 points and 10 assists. Then he went up against the L.A. Lakers and Kobe Bryant. Many would have said before that the team and he would get creamed. But he shocked the world and the Knicks beat the Lakers and he scored 38 points and 7 assists. He outscored Kobe Bryant who only scored 34 points. So the next night the Knicks battled the Minnesota Timberwolves and they won by 2 points. And then this past Valentine's Day it was like the greatest feeling ever. They were facing against the Toronto Raptors and in Toronto. So Lin had the ball at the end of game with the clock ticking down and he has the ball and everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what he will be doing. And he just pulls up for a 3 and scores and they win the game, the crowd in Toronto was going wild. Mind you that this is not New York.
They are now on a winning streak. This comes from a team that was struggling to just keep their heads above water. Then here comes Mr. Jeremy Lin who has raised the hopes of New York who would have thought a kid from Harvard would raise the hopes of the people of New York. This story is for those kids who never got picked first and would get picked last because they thought that he couldn't play for a pick up basketball games. Also before he played he was about to get cut from the team and then they put him in and they are on a run that no one has imagined. They have compared him to Tim Tebow, but his story is better than Tim Tebow. Let's just see where this story will go. Stay Tuned.