Saturday, February 11, 2012
I think Kobe Bryant knows who Jeremy Lin is now. After outdueling Bryant, at Madison Square Garden no less, on Friday night (Feb 10th) in front of a raucous sellout crowd Lin was the talk of the town and the NBA.
Lin, whose surname has been linked to every superlative or adjective imaginable in the last few days, set a new career high of 38 points and 7 rebounds as the Knicks beat the Lakers for the first time in ten games 92-85. Skeptics who wanted to see Lin against "real" competition got what they came to see and more. Lin's 89 combined points in his first three career starts is the most all-time by an NBA player since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77. He is averaging a little less than LeBron James' season average over the last four games.
Where was this guy all season?? Why was I subjected to Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby??
Great to see excitement back in the Garden. Now all I have to do is cancel my cable subscription to Time Warner so I can actually watch Lin on MSG (don't get me started on that one) network.