Linsanity sweeps the nation
Jeremy Lin began his career at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California. The 6 foot 3 inch guard weighing in at 200 pounds played his senior year at Palo Alto averaging 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 5.0 steals leading his team to a 32-1 record winning the division II state championship.
Recently Jeremy Lin has been dominating the news feeds, tweets, and headlines. Why? Because Lin, who until recently was close to being cut from the New York Knicks has been sparking an unknown energy in Madison Square Garden leading his injured and under-performing team to a seven game winning streak. The Knicks have recently slowed down with superstar Carmelo Anothony returning to the lineup, but analysts say that when the chemistry returns to the team, they could virtually become unstoppable going into the postseason.
Lin was living on his brother's couch, but his brother was having company over and needed him to find a place to stay for the night. Lin crashed at one of his teammate's house for the night with no place to go.
Little did the world know that Jeremy Lin would make an astounding debut on one of the NBA’s most famous stadiums, Madison Square Garden against one of the most successful teams ever, the Los Angeles Lakers. Lin electrified the game scoring 38 points relentlessly against the Lakers. He drove the ball, passed, and scored from range opposing as an unstoppable offensive threat. This was not a one game wonder his success continued consistently into his later games.
An ESPN reporter, Anthony Federico was recently fired for his demeaning and spontaneous headline labeled "Chink in the Armor: Jeremy Lin's 9 Turnovers Cost Knicks in Streak-stopping Loss to Hornets." Jeremy Lin was humble and disregarded the racial slur saying, "They've apologized. I don't care anymore,".