Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks point guard who was most recently named NBA TV's First Ever "Social Breakout Player of the Year," has been nominated for his first Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) as the "Breakout Player of the Year."
Lin, 23-year-old Asian-American point guard, came into the NBA from Harvard University and was sent to multiple teams after riding the bench from his hometown Golden State Warriors. Although Lin ended up with the D-League this past season, he also managed to impress the Knicks coaches who needed him to step up when other starting guards were injured.
Lin found a way to lead his team to a six-game winning streak in February and was dubbed "Linsanity" after becoming the first player to score 20 points with seven assists in his first five NBA starts. more >>
Steve Nash seems to be eying the New York Knicks as his prospective next destination, while Jeremy Lin has changed agents right before a free agency that has the potential to change the lives of both point guards.
Nash has been a topic of conversation for Knicks fans and players alike who have compared the two-time league MVP and 38-year-old veteran point guard's style to that of Lin. Lin, 23, managed to spark a phenomenon dubbed "Linsanity" when he took the team on a seven game winning streak last February.
Although rumors have surfaced regarding Nash leaving the Phoenix Suns and joining the New York Knicks in the offseason when he will become a free agent. Recently, Nash seemed to confirm that there may be some basis to the rumors. more >>
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 >>