Found March 07, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
Just before the All-Star break, New York Knicks starting guard Jeremy Lin was living the plotline of a Disney movie; an obscure former Harvard player who had already been cut by two teams this season, is put into a game out of desperation against the New Jersey Nets and knocks down a career high 23 points to lead New York to the win. Knicks bench boss Mike D’Antoni inserts him into the starting lineup in the club’s next game, and a star was born. Lin would go on to carry his squad to a seven game winning streak, even outscoring Kobe Bryant when he dropped 38 points in a win over the Lakers The 23-year-old native of Palo Alto becomes a literal overnight sensation, winning the hearts of sports fans not only in New York, but around the planet. Chinese-Americans as well as citizens of the People’s Republic of China, laud him as a hero and inspiration as he is the first USA born player of Chinese descent to play in the Association. NBA Commissioner David Stern as well as the nation’s ...
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