Long before Jeremy Lin's name was splattered across news headlines, his high school coach believed that he would be a star and that it was only a matter of time before "Linsanity" hit America.
Andrew Slayton, who coached the first Asian-American player in the NBA when he was a student at California's Palo Alto High School, revealed that he is the owner of the domain name Linsanity.com in July 2010, which he uses to sell Lin-inspired t-shirts.
"Having long ago been declared terminally LinSane, we have followed Jeremy Lin's career since his days at Palo Alto High School always firmly believing that his time would come and that the world would know our LinSanity," says the website. "And, if you're as truly LinSane as us, these TEES are just what the doctor ordered. Welcome to LinSanity.com... the home for all your LinSanitees." more >>
Jeremy Lin may have come out of Friday night's game against the Lakers a star with a career-high 38 points, seven assists and four rebounds. But he's not letting the "Linsanity" overcome the country without giving proper credit to God.
"I just give all the praise to God," Lin said after the game.
Point guard for the New York Knicks, Lin has become a household name overnight. He's being recognized for not only saving the season, but for being the first American player in the NBA to be of Chinese or of Taiwanese descent and for his outspoken Christianity. more >>
Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks' newest guard who has made headlines recently for his openness about his faith and moves on the basketball court, said he is inspired by NFL player Tim Tebow, another Christian player noted for his displays of faith.
In an interview with 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, located a short distance from his hometown of Palo Alto, Lin spoke about his respect for the Denver Broncos quarterback.
"Actually a lot of inspiration just because (Tebow's) such a polarizing figure but I think the things he says in interviews, his approach to the game is just unbelievable and I respect him so much," Lin said on Thursday. "I want to be able to do some of the things that he does in terms of the amount of charity work and the nonprofit work, and the way he impacts people off the field. I think that is what is most inspiring to me about him." more >>
Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks' point guard, has been gaining notoriety in his first week starting for the team, yet he is still sleeping on the couches of friends and family members.
Lin recently admitted that although he is getting a great deal of attention for leading the Knicks' offense during his past three games, he does not yet have a home of his own. Instead, he has been staying with his brother and sleeping on the couch of teammate Landry Fields.
Josh, Lin's brother, who is a New York University dental student, spoke about his NBA player brother's living arrangements, telling The New York Times, "He has his own couch." more >>