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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:13 AM

LINSANITY!! - amazing story in the NBA. Harvard grad, 3rd team, sleeping on brother's couch - STAR!!

Lin’s journey has been an interesting one, and what he has accomplished so far is nothing short of remarkable. After going undrafted out of Harvard, Lin signed on with his hometown Golden State Warriors, where he played sparingly in a reserve role last season.

The Warriors waived him Dec. 9, and the Houston Rockets quickly scooped him up, but the Rockets let him go before the season even started.

The Knicks grabbed him off waivers Dec. 27, but after struggling to find a place for Lin in the rotation, the Knicks sent him down to the D-League (the NBA's Developmental league - the minor leagues). In his only game with the Erie BayHawks, Lin posted a triple-double, scoring 28 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds — certainly enough to warrant a recall to the NBA, but not yet enough to get him into the lineup.

“The journey was very different,” Lin said. “Getting waived twice, going to the D-League four times, just fighting for a spot in any rotation, and being basically a 15th guy on a roster, that’s tough at times.”

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Jeremy-Lin-New-York-Knicks-outshine-Kobe-Bryant-Los-Angeles-Lakers-021012




NBA analyst Ric Bucher tweeted that Lin, a devout Christian, is the NBA's counterpart to "Tebowmania."


It's helped too that the Knicks, with bloated salaries and egos, had been struggling and searching for someone to pull all the talent together. No better person than Lin, 23, who for the past six weeks has been sleeping in his brother Josh's living room while his non-guaranteed contract - reportedly less than $800,000 - got worked out.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/08/SP5G1N509O.DTL#ixzz1m5BKKIv3

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Reply LINSANITY!! - amazing story in the NBA. Harvard grad, 3rd team, sleeping on brother's couch - STAR!! (Original post)
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Broderick Feb 2012 #1
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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:34 AM

1. Quite the story

Amazing game again last night outdueling Kobe in their fourth win in a row.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:46 AM

2. NPR is reporting on this right now.

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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. Only $800k. Poor guy.

For playing a game.

They make it sound like the "D" league is hell. But it's a job. You get paid. You play basketball.

Somehow I am finding it hard to feel sorry for a Harvard grad devout xtian with a job.

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Sat Feb 11, 2012, 10:15 AM

4. Yeah, he's also a Christina fundamentalist

Sort of basket ball's Thebow. Very disappointing how you can be a Harvard graduate and still subscribe to the
Christian fundamentalist nonsense.

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