Jeremy Lin: Why He Is The Current Face of the New York Knicks Franchise

February 11th, 2012 by Bryan Kalbrosky Leave a reply »
Even from the perspective of a Los Angeles Lakers fan, the Jeremy Lin sensation in Madison Square Garden was absolute poetry on the court on Friday night.

Jeremy Lin is currently in charge of New York. You see, I’ve come to accept that some things are bigger than a victory in mid-February basketball. Jeremy Lin, for instance, is bigger than a casual mid-February NBA game. Right now, Jeremy Lin is bigger than Madison Square Garden. So long as his stellar play continues, he will be as big as New York City lets him become. At this rate, the sky is the limit for the young surprise sensation. After beating the Los Angeles Lakers in Madison Square Garden, Jeremy Lin has become the contemporary face of the storied franchise.

Within a week’s time, Lin has risen to become a household name for the majority of Americans and Asians alike. This intersection alone marks one of the most compelling tales of Jeremy Lin. By becoming a sort of folk hero in such a short span of time, Lin has inspired even the most casual fan to never give up on their dreams.

While Lin comes from Taiwanese descent, and thus has a major market cornered by bringing relevanc ...

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