For the first time since leaving New York, Jeremy Lin displayed the type of game that popularized the term “Linsanity” on Monday against the visiting San Antonio Spurs. With James Harden missing the game due to a sprained ankle, Lin took over and had – by far – his best game in a Rockets uniform. The point guard went off and filled the stat sheet with 38 points on 11-of-21 shooting, four-of-five from 3-point range, three rebounds, seven assists, two steals
When Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to dominate games for the New York Knicks last season, he captured the hearts of fans everywhere and was in many ways, inspiring. He was easily the story of the shortened NBA season. The story known as Linsanity ended some time ago, though, and what was once mostly praise has turned into slander and bitterness towards the young point guard, who has struggled this season and is trying to find his way in a new
Personally, I never got all that caught up in Linsanity. I appreciate his game, I love the reckless abandon he shows going to the hoop, I admire his knowledge and his devotion to his faith, and I called him “Time Magazine cover material” a week before he was on the cover of Time Magazine. I’m glad he got papered (NBA parlance for getting paid).
Jeremy Lin in the D-League in 2011. Just for kicks, can we have one of the D-League teams schedule an exhibition against Jack Taylor and Grinnell College? I nominate the Iowa Energy. Justin Hurtt could take it as a personal challenge. I’d bet he’d put a little Hurtt on Mr. Taylor.