Five games, five Lins. …uh I mean, wins.
Earlier today, my colleague Michelle introduced Jeremy Lin and voiced her thoughts on how Asian-Americans are portrayed in the media. I however, would like to focus on his thrilling last-second victory last night against the Toronto Raptors, where Lin certainly seemed to have taken lessons from the Tim Tebow Book of Magic. Lin hit a game-winning shot with only .05 seconds left on the clock. Not only did he win the game for the Knicks, but he also contributed to numerous important plays and led his team back from a 9-point deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Is it just luck for the new star or actual skill?
Looking at the video of the last second shot and highlights from the game, it’s quite obvious this young player has the skills. He was able to keep his composure with the game on the line, his head was clear and he made a solid shot. That is not luck, that is pure talent. Lin-sanity is here to stay, so be sure to get your Lin jersey. While you’re at it, tell Lebron to move over.
By: Chris Swift
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