GameStub Blog
ABOUT US | FAQ | CONTACT US | INTL. #: +1.302.533.8008
Facebook Twitter Blog
Call Us
  • Home
  • Sports
  • Concerts
  • Theater
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Other

New York is Feeling Lincredible!

Every NBA fan by now has heard about Jeremy Lin, the point guard who sat on the New York Knicks‘ bench all season, nearly non-existent. When the Knicks, who weren’t having a great season so far anyway, lost some of their best players, they had no choice but to put Lin on the floor. And now they’ve seen that they’d be fools to pull him off of it.

Since Jeremy Lin has taken to the court, the New York Knicks have not lost a game yet; that makes for a total of seven games. And let’s not forget, this from a team that didn’t appear to be very god before Lin stepped in. Lin has outperformed huge names like Kobe Bryant, when the Knicks played the Lakers on Friday. Then on Tuesday when his team was facing the Toronto Raptors and down by 17 points, Lin scored six straight points towards the end of the game, and the game-winning three-pointer with just half a second left in the game. And last night facing Sacramento, Jeremy the Lincredible scored 10 points, never mind the six turnovers that he also gave up.

But nobody’s perfect, and Lin is certainly giving the Knicks enough hope to go on. Averaging 23.3 points and 7.4 assists in just the first five of his games, that’s a record for anyone keeping track and one that hasn’t been matched since 1976 — and that includes many greats including Jordan, Bryant, Shaq, and LeBron.

How do you explain it? It seems you don’t, or can’t, according to coach Mike D’Antoni. In an interview right after the game against the Lakers, D’Antoni said, “I don’t know what to tell you. I have never seen this. It’s not often that a guy is going to play four games, the best you are going to see, and nobody knows who he is. That is hard to do.”

Leave a Reply