Jan 29, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 117-115. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is a player in little need of encouragement. He has worked his way up from a Harvard grad sleeping on his friends couch to a multi-million dollar internationally famous basketball player.
I finally got around to watching the documentary starring Lin, titled “Linsanity” just this past week. Extremely tardy, based on the fact that I am an editor for a Houston Rockets blog. The doc covers Lin accession from high school player, to New York Knicks darling. In terms of a rags-to-riches story Linsanity covers all the bases, leaving you with the feeling that anything is indeed possible. The college games, and his destruction of Kemba Walker, the back-and forth from D-League to the Golden St. Warriors, and finally his 15 minutes of fame on the NBA’s grandest stage.
One of the most dynamic parts of the movie involves the Knicks game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is asked about Jeremy Lin, and in proper Kobe fashion, he plays the heel, and dismisses the questions about Lin, stating he has no idea who they are talking about. Meanwhile Jeremy is busy separating his laundry piled up on the floor of his families apartments, the day of the game.
If you are still on the fence about whether or not Lin has that special something, then Linsanity will definitely make you a believer.
Now that Lin has cemented his abilities into the Rockets rotation, it is time for him to take ownership of that fact. He has proven his worth, and is capable of even more dynamic play, if and when he is ready.
Here is Lin on this weeks Inside Stuff, talking about Chinese New Year: