(This is a re-post of an entry from when I was using blogspot. It is now archived here.)
So, I don’t normally plan on writing about sports on this blog, but there was a recent development in the NBA that I want to give some thoughts about. Some of you may or may not know, I am a HUGE San Antonio Spurs fan. Ever since the David Robinson era, I have loved and appreciated how the organization operates and the type of players that they have. Basically, I follow the NBA…devotedly.
However, we are not talking about the Spurs, we are talking about the New York Knicks. Why? Because New York has been struggling in the beginning of the shortened season and their best players started to get injured and then it just went downhill from there. It almost seemed that this possible playoff contender is going to go to the lottery this year…and then, the coach decided to try someone new on the bench, a Taiwanese American second year player who has been warming up the bench to play huge minutes. This player was Jeremy Lin. This kid has been sitting on the bench last year and this year, and then on February 4th, he went from bench warmer to superstar. And this is not just 1 game, he turned around the direction of the team and helped the team to get back to .500 for their record, carrying the entire team for the next few games. People call him Linsanity.