The New York Knicks have been taking the country by surprise with their 7 straight wins. So who is to thank for much of this success? His name wasn’t well known until the winning streak began. He played ball for Harvard and signed as a free agent to Golden State Warriors in 2010. When the Knicks got a hold of him this year, fans paid little to no mind of the guy. But when star players Carmelo Anthony (who pulled his groin early February) and Amare Stoudemire (who lost his brother in a car accident) were unable to play in the upcoming games, it was HIS time to shine.
Jeremy Lin, or better known as Linsanity as fans like to call him, took the team by shock. The 5 games without both key players, Anthony and Stoudemire, were victories. Maybe we should re-evaluate here: Carmelo was traded to the Knicks with the hope and excitement for a great year. However, the team has been on a roller coaster since starting this year’s season. Carmelo pulled his groin early February after throwing an alley-oop to Chandler in the game against Utah Jazz. Since then, Melo’s been out and the team has taken over the NBA with 7 straight wins. Maybe he should pull muscles more often?
Lin’s success is just what the team needed after some miserable games they’ve had in the past. Knicks fans began to see light at the end of the tunnel. Lin brought back the liveliness of the Garden that was missing for some time. He was an underdog, no one expected him to come out of nowhere and be the one to look out for. Now, everyone wants his jersey and the chants of “MVP” at the end of each home game only proves Linsanity is here to stay.