Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. "Linsanity" has taken over the sporting world during the course of the past week. Jeremy Lin (pictured above) is a true Cinderella story.
By Josh Kramer
Happy Va’Lin’tine’s Day. A week ago , Jeremy Lin had 114 total points in his NBA career. Since February 4th, he has scored 134 in five games. No matter what happens for the rest of Jeremy Lin’s life, nobody can ever take away his astounding first five “real” games with the New York Knicks (games he actually played significant minutes). This little-known player that went undrafted out of Harvard has truly shaken up the basketball world with a real-life Cinderella story. In doing so, he has opened up the door for hopefully more Asian-Americans to star in the sport of basketball. I thought what Tim Tebow did this past season was insane. Something that truly defied logic. And it was. But what Jeremy Lin has treated NBA fans across the globe to over the past week and a half is truly a miracle.
Let’s take a step back for a minute and fully understand where this guy is coming from. Lin was a high school star who led Palo Alto High School to a state championship in California. This kid willed his team to a victory over nationally renowned Mater Dei High School. Yet he received no division one offers. In addition, not even the Ivy League schools had an interest. After much debate, Harvard eventually caved, and decided to take a chance on Lin. After an outstanding career in which he proved to be one of the best Ivy League players of recent memory, Lin went undrafted. Then Lin was eventually was signed by Golden State. After going back and forth between the D-League, Lin was waived on the first day of training camp following the 2011 Lockout. Houston claimed the former Harvard star off of waivers and then waived him on Christmas Eve. A few days later the New York Knicks took a chance on Lin.
The first couple of months of Lin’s stay with the Knicks were not exactly eventful to say the least. Jeremy was living on his brother’s couch, and recorded a total of 55 minutes through February 3rd (23 games). Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com. The Philip Rivers (pictured above) that we all expected to be a frontrunner for the MVP has finally arrived.
By Josh Kramer
“Tebow Time” finally struck midnight. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are no longer invincible. Plus the Cincinnati Reds just made the blockbuster trade of the offseason thus far (Pujols, Reyes, and Wilson signing were free agent moves). It has been a wild past few days to say the least. Here are the items that have caught my attention.
Rivers has finally arrived
-Have you ever heard the expression “Too little, too late?” In the case of Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, this may be the case. You better believe the franchise that had won four straight AFC West crowns before last season and has not experienced a losing season since 2003 is not going to go down without a fight though. Many, including myself, had anointed Philip Rivers as “the guy” this year in the NFL. He was going to take home the MVP honors and lead San Diego to a deep playoff wrong. Many, including myself were incorrect. Continue reading
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