Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Right now, everyone is jumping on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon, now that he has helped lead the New York Knicks to win eight of their past nine games. Because of the stardom that he has achieved in such a short period of time, people are actively trying to spin the Jeremy Lin story for their own benefit.

Enter Reverend Al Sharpton, who currently hosts MSNBC's "Politics Nation". Sharpton recently filmed an ad to promote the MSNBC tagline "Lean Forward" which was directed by filmmaker (and lifelong New York Knicks fan) Spike Lee.

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Reverend Sharpton talks about how the Jeremy Lin story has spread well beyond the world of sports:
"We've been waiting for a movement like this for decades. Americans have hope again, and there's real change in the air. It's got people from Wall Street to Main Street looking for their own diamond in the rough. It's about looking past the surface beyond the stereotypes and giving unlikely people a chance."
At the end of the clip, the tagline "Lean Forward" becomes "Lin Forward", another reminder of the "Linsanity" that has taken over the world.

H/T New York Daily News.
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