To be sure, the win came against the lowly New Jersey Nets. And, for all we know, the career arc of 23-year-old New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin could come crashing back to the realm of the "pretty good" pretty soon. But until then, it's worth pointing out that Lin gave Knicks fans easily their biggest charge of what has been a pretty frustrating season thus far on Saturday night.
Lin came off the bench to drop 25 points in the New York win, adding all sorts of style points as he managed seven assists and five rebounds in the process. By the end of the game, the Madison Square Garden crowd was chanting his first name (that's enough chills for a lifetime, there), the PA was blasting Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and a starting point guard -- if not star -- was born. By Monday morning he was dominating the team's official website, as seen in the screen shot above. Take a look at the highlight package from Saturday:
If you'd like to watch an extended mix of Lin's time on the court, check out this video from Posting and Toasting: