Podcast: Rise of Jeremy Lin

Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA columnist for Yahoo! Sports, joins the Dan Wetzel Podcast this week for a basketball fix.

The discussion centers on (who else?) Jeremy Lin and the phenomenon he’s created over the past week and a half. How did he come out of nowhere? What role does race play in his popularity? What role (if any) did the ancient Portland Exposition Building play in his development?

[ * Podcast: Adrian Wojnarowski joins Dan Wetzel ]

Also discussed: the development of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, how the 2003 draft would be picked today, the impact of the shortened season on the Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs and the battle of Los Angeles (can we get the Hallway Series, please?).

Check it out here or on iTunes under “Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports.”

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Dan Wetzel is Yahoo! Sports' national columnist. He is the co-author of the book "Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series," which following five printings of the first edition was re-released in a second, updated edition in October. Follow him on Twitter. Send Dan a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
Updated Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012