New York Knicks point guard phenom Jeremy Lin has been a longshot before. However, can he beat the odds against him once again and make the U.S. national basketball team to play in the London Olympics this summer?
While Lin's play during the last three weeks in the NBA has hoops experts like Magic Johnson saying the 23-year-old out of Harvard is "for real," the nods of approval may not be enough for him to bump someone off the Olympic team selected in January.
Still, Jerry Colangelo, who is the current director of USA Basketball, said he is monitoring Lin's progress and has not ruled out the possibility of making him a late addition, according to The New York Times. more >>
The Linsanity continued this week as New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin graced his second Sports Illustrated cover in a row.
Lin is the first athlete to be featured on two consecutive covers since Dirk Nowitzki did it back in June of 2011. He is also only the third NBA player to hold two consecutive Sports Illustrated covers, along with Nowitzki and Michael Jordan.
Jordan actually held the Sports Illustrated cover spot three weeks in a row twice, once in 1991 and again in 1998. more >>
Jeremy Lin, while enrolled at Harvard University and playing for its basketball team, was co-leader of a Bible study group.
Lin was involved in a Bible study group run by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Christian Fellowship, according to a 2010 interview with the online publication StudentSoul.org.
"I became a co-leader my junior year and I'm co-leading again this year. The group is a mix of believers and seekers," said Lin to StudentSoul.org. more >>
Overnight NBA sensation Jeremy Lin was recently asked by the Fuse network what he listened to for inspiration during games and the New York Knicks point guard mentioned Christian rapper Lecrae and Christian band Hillsong.
"An artist you got to check out is Lecrae," said Lin. "He's a Christian rapper. Just raps a lot about the Gospel. I really enjoy his lyrics as well so if you're a big lyrics guy he's a good fit for you."
Lin also stated that he likes to listen to Christian band Hillsong in order to mellow himself out during a game. more >>
Jeremy Lin "Linsanity" has officially spread to the White House – even President Barack Obama is a fan of the young Asian New York Knicks player now.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney revealed to reporters that the President is an adorer of Lin's talent, which led the Knicks to six victories over the last two weeks, igniting the fans at Madison Square Garden.
While addressing reporters at Air Force One, Carney said that President Obama was "very impressed" with the way Lin's point guard performance and high stats motivated the team. Apparently, he followed Tuesday night's stunning victory over the Toronto Raptors very closely. more >>