Basketball’s Newest Star: Jeremy Lin


The New York Knicks – led by Jeremy Lin – did it again on Valentine’s Day night!

The point guard who came out of nowhere hit the game winning 3-point shot with a half-second left giving the New York Knicks a 90-87 win over the Raptors in Toronto.

Because of injuries, the Knicks have been without Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire (who has since returned), but even minus their star players, the Knicks have won their last six games. Why? Two words: Jeremy Lin.

Is Lin just what the NBA needed to get people watching again? I think so! With NBA All Star weekend starting tomorrow, Jeremy Lin is bringing some serious buzz to the entire basketball league. I have a feeling the All-Star games will have a lot more viewers now that Lin’s been invited to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game. 

Lin is amazing to watch play basketball, because not only is he helping the Knicks win games, but he is also so humble doing it. This Christian basketball star tweeted after his first week of starting in the NBA, “God is good during our ups and downs! Glad we got the win.”

So if you haven’t yet, it’s time to jump on the LINSANITY bandwagon. 

Here aer four fun facts about basketball’s newest star:

1. Jeremy Lin is 23 years old from Los Angeles, California. His paternal grandfather is from Taiwan and maternal grandmother is from China. He is one of few Asian Americans to ever play in the NBA.

2. Not only can Lin play basketball, but he is also Harvard alum.  Lin averaged 16.4 points his senior year in basketball AND graduated with a 3.1 GPA with a degree in economics.

3. The night before Lin’s breakout game against the Nets, Jeremy slept on his brother’s sofa.  Since then he has moved into the Trump Towers in White Plains, NY. He went from sitting on the bench to starting with a career high of 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists.

4. Just like another breakthrough athlete this year, Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin is vocal about his faith. He thanks God for his talent after every game.

With New York Knick star Amare Stoudemire already back in the Knicks line-up and Carmelo Anthony coming back soon, where will that leave Jeremy Lin?

For anyone that loves pulling for the underdog, we hope right where he has been the last two weeks!



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