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By Allie Davison, Wharton High
If you haven’t heard about Jeremy Lin, the current Knicks point guard who’s gained plenty of fans these past few weeks (and had his last name inserted into just about every word imaginable), clearly you have been sleeping under a rock. Lin, a Harvard grad, exploded onto the media scene after laying down a whopping 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Feb. 10. Breaking records like it’s his job, Lin has officially taken over Tim Tebow’s spot as the media's golden sports child.
Once an undrafted bench warmer, Lin has marched his way into our hearts with genuine and innocent qualities that can be rare for an athlete today. He has no scandal linked to his name and an inspiring journey behind him.
Here's my list of top amazing Lin facts:
1. Since Feb. 4, NBAstore.com has shipped Lin merchandise to 22 countries.
2. Lin’s uniform from his first Knick’s game sold for $40,000 on eBay. He played only one minute and 28 seconds of the game.
3. Lin is the National Basketball Association’s first Asian-American player.
4. As of Feb. 16, Knicks ticket sales via StubHub have made up 52 percent of sales. Before the Lin explosion, they made up 17percent.
5. Lin broke the record for most points in first five starts, with 139 points. The record was previously held by Shaquille O’Neal, with 129 points, for more than 20 years.
Even though some have inappropriately coined terms that tread on racist territory, many of the puns using Lin's name are, well, Lintastic. In fact, Lin has named his favorite: Super Lintendo. It looks like all of the many “Tebow Time” hashtags and headlines have cooled down (finally). Bring on Lin Time.