He never won an Ivy League championship with the Harvard University men’s basketball team or experienced March Madness as an actual player, but currently, former Crimson standout Jeremy Lin has become a NBA sensation over the past week due to his recent success he’s experienced with the New York Knicks.
Lin, who graduated from the Cambridge campus in 2010, has enjoyed a great deal of overnight stardom by helping the Knicks win three of their last four contests without Amare Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony in the line-up.
Against New Jersey, Utah and Washington, Lin has averaged 25 points, eight assists, as well as 39 minutes.
Also, Lin wowed teammate Tyson Chandler and the Orange and Blue fan base with his first official NBA dunk on Wednesday against the Wizards, which was viewed on YouTube by thousands.
“I didn’t know he could dunk,” said Chandler via the New York Times. “When he’s going in for it, I go: ‘No, Jeremy! Just lay the ball up.’ And all of a sudden he dunks it.”
Lin has certainly changed the atmosphere at Madison Square Garden, and across the NBA world, as well as social media, too. However, Noontime Sports is wondering if his recent three-game performance is a fluke or the real deal? Are you buying into “Linsanity” these days?
If so, post your thoughts or ideas on the comment section below, and let us know if you think Mr. Jeremy Lin is the real deal.