If you're like us, it took a little while to look into this Jeremy Lin playing for the New York Knicks. We had heard about it in passing for like a week, and then the Linsanity reached critical mass.
Basically, this guy is 23 years old and has bounced around the league seeing hardly any playing time. He went to Harvard and then went undrafted but eventually got picked up by someone. Fast-forward a couple years to December 2011, where the Knicks pick him up on waivers to act as nothing but insurance in an already deep backcourt. A couple injuries later (and a bad stretch of games for the Knicks), Lin was given the nod and has exploded.
In his six games since seeing significant playing time, he has scored 25, 28, 23, 38, 20, and 27 points. Those 38 points came against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in a showdown this past Friday night at Madison Square Garden at a point where Linsanity was already taking off.
And then he did this Tuesday night up at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto: