Jeremy “Linsanity” Lin : New NBA Phenomenon
Today morning, i read newspaper and found something very interesting. And its the fourth times in a row there are news about Jeremy Lin aka “Linsanity“, the Taiwanese NBA Player who just drafted and played for New York Knicks. Yesterday night, Jeremy Lin once again make a new sensation by scored 27 points and 12 assists to make Knicks win over Raptors in Toronto. The more exciting part is this time Jeremy Lin made a 3 point shot just couple seconds before the game end. This shot gave Knicks their sixth win in a row. No doubt, Jeremy Lin is now the NBA Phenomenon. All the NBA media talks about him.
Knicks vs Raptors game at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, yesterday, still in a position of 87-87 when the fourth quarter of about 16 seconds remaining. At that time, the ball is held by the Knicks. Lin dribbled from midfield waiting the time is up and then approached the Raptors defense and shot from outside the area in the last second. The ball in and the Knicks won 90-87.
Who is Jeremy Lin?
Until end of the last season, no one know Jeremy Lin. Maybe just only Golden State Warriors fans know about him. He just a backup player in Golden State Warriors last season. That season, Lin just scored an average of 2.6 points and 1.4 assists per game.
Because can’t find his best performance, Lin was later released by the Warriors. Houston Rockets had tried to use Lin before this season started, but then they finally decided not to use Lin. From the Rockets, Lin then move to Knicks. Knicks use Lin as backup player for Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby after Iman Shumpert and Baron Davis injured.
Although he was recruited as backup player, he were able to show off when given trust as a starter. In the last six game where Lin play, the Knicks always win.
First NBA PLayer who score more than 20 points in his five games
Lin noted as the first player in NBA history to score at least 20 points and seven assists in his first five games as a starter. In his first four games, he scored 109 points, or the highest on the list since 1976, and incised on average 26.8 points and 8 assists per game.
Jeremy Lin charm then infect the U.S. basketball public. His name is constantly discussed in social media. His Knicks jersey number 17 was sold out on the market. Traffic to Knicks websites has skyrocketed. USA Today said that traffic to Knicks store is up 3,000 percent and right now Jeremy Lin Jersey become the 10th best selling jersey at the NBA Store.
Jeremy Lin Video
Below are several Video about Jeremy Lin performance in his six first game as New York Knicks Player
New York Knicks vs New Jersey Nets
New York Knicks vs Utah Jazz
New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves
New York Knicks vs Toronto Raptors