You have probably heard his name a lot the past few days. You might be asking yourself: “Who is this guy? And why haven’t I heard of him?” Well, don’t worry. You are not the only one. People all around the world are googling his name, trying to find out who this guy is.
“This guy” is a professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks. This guy is is only 23 years old; he’s 6’3 and weighs 200 pounds. This guy has gone from benchwarmer to full time balla’ and this guy is setting records. He scored 89 points in his first three games as a starter, the highest point total in Knicks history for a starter in his first three games since the 1976-77 NBA-ABA merger.
Kobe Bryant didn’t know who this guy was on Thursday. Kobe said that he has “heard” of him but didn’t know what he did to get all this recent media attention. Well, this guy introduced himself to Kobe Bryant in a big way Friday night. He outplayed the great Kobe Bryant. He had a career high 38 points and sprinkled in seven assists just for the fun of it.
This guy is Jeremy Effin’ Lin and he is ready to take over every basketball court in America. Do you believe in Lin? After Lin’s performance Friday, Kobe Bryant sure does: “Great story. Testament to perseverance and hard work. Good example for kids everywhere.” Bryant said. I guess he now understands why Lin is receiving all of this media attention, huh?
Is it possible that Lin is just getting lucky? Is it possible that he will just fade away? Is it possible that a year from now we’ll be saying: “Lin who?” Sure, it’s possible.
But, right now Jeremy Lin is loving life and competing with stars like Kobe Bryant. I’d suggest going out and buying a Lin jersey now…they might be very valuable one day.