In Beijing, a certain SheridanHoops.com columnist was back at work following an extended break for Chinese New Year, wondering whether his e-mail pal could pull off another one of the types of performances that had fans at Madison Square Garden chanting “M-V-P” two nights ago.
Lin certainly did, with 23 points, 10 assists and four rebounds.
Lin had a Q and A with this rejuvenated Beijing-based reporter, which is posted below.
SH: “When you heard all rapturous chants of “Je-re-my” and “M-V-P”, what were you feeling?”
Lin：”It was an unbelievable experience and I’m just thankful to God for the opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden and thankful to the fans for their support.”
SH: “You have such a great performances the last two games. How do you comment on that, and how did your coach and teammates comment on that?
Lin：”The team was really happy in general because we really needed the win, and it was a total team effort. We played really hard, especially defensively and we’re glad to get the wins.”
SH: “A lot of reporters said that your performance was kind of like American Dream comes true. Do you agree with that?”
Lin：”Yeah, I think it is fair to say that.”
SH: Before the game against New Jersey Nets, you had rarely been in the regular rotation. When do you know you would be an important role in that game? How’s your feeling? Nervous or excited?
Lin：”I was unsure if I was going to play and how much I would play, but I’m just glad I was able to get comfortable out on the court.”
SH: “CBS reporter Ken Berger said “Finally the Knicks found the right PG to do the right things”, so what are the right things in your mind?:
Lin：”The right thing is to attack the defense and take whatever they give us.”
SH: “During the practices, you play a lot of pick and roll with big guys. Which one do you think you have a good communication with? Amare or Tyson?”
Lin：”Both. I’m slowly developing a chemistry with both of them.”
SH: “What do you think of the Knicks offensive system? Do you think you are a right piece of that?”
Lin：”The knicks offense is suitable for me because there’s a lot of pick and rolls and a lot of space.”
Guan Weijia is a columnist for Titan Sports, The Beijing News, qq.com and SheridanHoops.com.