Jeremy Lin has managed to break another record in the NBA after recently being named NBA TV's "Social Breakout Player of the Year."
Lin, the New York Knicks starting point guard who had to end his season early due to a knee injury that required surgery, was given the honor for the first time in NBA TV history after showcasing increased popularity on Twitter and Facebook through the course of the 2011-2012 season. Lin, who was dubbed "Linsanity" after becoming the first player to score 20 points with seven assists in his first five NBA starts back in February, managed to lead the league in Twitter mentions this past season.
During the first week of "Linsanity" when the guard helped his team gain a winning streak from Feb. 4 to 9, Lin had 189,004 Twitter mentions. The Miami Heat's forward Lebron James followed closely behind the Knicks guard with 185,847 mentions on the social networking website, while Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin had 19,964 Twitter mentions. more >>
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks point guard who seemed unsure of his return to the team next season after suffering a season-ending injury to his knee in March, should return to the team next season according to general manager Glen Grunwald.
Despite rumors that the team would work to pursue veteran point guard Steve Nash, Grunwald said the team has the ability to keep the 23-year-old Lin and wants to do so.
"We can keep him if we want him, and we do want to keep him," Grunwald said in Newsday report. "I believe that Jeremy had a great experience here and I believe he wants to come back. So that's where that is." more >>
Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who rose to fame after breaking records and being vocal about his Christianity earlier this year, surprised some when rumors circulated that he spent last Thursday club hopping and drinking alcoholic beverages with women.
Some people criticized Lin's alleged decision to party as a high-profile Christian athlete and wondered if New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow would fall to the same temptations in the big city.
"Jeremy Lin was caught drinking in the club this weekend, I don't think that was very Godly of him," one person tweeted. "(Tim) Tebow's next! #NYLife." more >>
Breakout NBA star Jeremy Lin has admitted that he was not ready for the fame and glory that would come following his rise from the bench to pivotal player on the New York Knicks teams.
"Just not being able to go anywhere (was difficult)," Lin told FOX Sports Florida in an interview on Wednesday.
"I'm a more private person so I get like nervous. It's kind of scary when I go out and people recognize me and stuff… It took some getting used to," the point guard added. more >>
Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks starting point guard, said he is happy that the public has lost interest in him since an injury contributed to his season ending in March. After the New York Knicks were unable to advance to the second round of the playoffs, Lin spoke about his future with the team since he has the ability to explore other options as a restricted free agent on July 1.
Lin spoke to reporters before his team lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night which resulted in the official end of their 2011-2012 NBA season. Instead of toying with the idea about playing in another city next year, Lin said he would be happy to suit up in his Knicks uniform again next year.
"Yeah, I'd love to. Yeah," Lin said of re-signing with the team. "This city and the organization have been great for me. They believed in me, so that's great." more >>
Stuyvesant High School, a New York City magnet school, invited New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin in March to speak at its graduation ceremony. Although Lin said he could not attend the graduation, he recently offered students words of advice, a look at his rapping skills and a special message to the Christians on campus.
Lin, 23-year-old Harvard graduate who rose to fame from being a D-League player waived by two teams to become a record-breaking NBA starter in February, offered a video message to the students and staff of Stuyvesant High School.
In the video, Lin appears with a large pair of reading glasses while reading an economics book. He greets the school by saying, "Oh, hey Stuyvesant High," and thanked the school along with the economics teacher from the initial invitation video for reminding him to use his economics degree. more >>