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1 Linsanity

2 The Begin 2/4 vs New Jersey Nets – 25 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists – 2/4_nets 2/4_nets After that – Linsanity

3 Before Palo Alto High School – 2005–2006, 32–1 record – Northern California Division II Player of the Year College Recruiting – Sent resume to all Ivy League schools, Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA – Pac-10 wanted him to walk-on – Harvard and Brown guaranteed a spot

4 Collage Junior – All-Ivy League First Team – Only NCAA Division I player who ranked top ten scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three-point shot Senior – All-Ivy League First Team – Beat 12th ranked Connecticut Huskies

5 Undrafted Undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft – 40 Joined the Dallas Mavericks NBA Summer League team – Donnie Nelson was the only General Manager that offered invitation – Outplayed first overall pick John Wall in a game

6 Golden State Warriors (2010–2011) Two-year deal – Partially guaranteed for 2010–11 First American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA – Received lots of attention Little playing time during the season Assigned to the Warriors' D-League 3 times Waived by the Warriors – On the first day of training camp (December 9, 2011)

7 New York Knicks (December 12, 2011), claimed off waivers by the Houston RocketswaiversHouston Rockets – Played seven minutes in two preseason games – December 24, waived by Rockets December 27, claimed off waivers by New York Knicks – A backup behind Toney Douglas, Mike Bibby, Iman Shumpert, Baron DavisToney DouglasMike BibbyIman ShumpertBaron Davis

8 Early In Knicks Competing for a backup spot, and people see me as the 12th to 15th guy on the rosterroster Continued to arrive first at practice, leave last, intensely study game film, and work with coaches to improve his footwork and judgement January 17, 2012, sent to D-League – had a triple-double game – recalled by the Knicks three days later Played only 55 minutes in first 23 games

9 Before The Breakout Game Early 2012, slept on his brother's couch Before the game, slept on the couch of teammate Landry Fields February 10, deadline of his contract Just called up from D-League Can you pray I dont get cut? Status of Knicks – Baron Davis injured – Toney Douglas, Iman Shumpert dont fit – Mike Bibby too old – Knick played back to back to back – Squandered a fourth quarter lead in a February 3 – Coach Mike D'Antoni close to loss his job

10 Linsanity Give him a chance to play due to "desperation" – "He got lucky because we were playing so bad," said D'Antoni 7W-0L Record – 2/4 vs Nets: 25 points, 7 assists – 2/6 vs Jazz: 28 points, 8 assists – 2/8 vs Wizards: 23 points, 10 assists – 2/10 vs Lakers: 38 points, 7 assists Before the game: Kobe said After the game: Kobe said – 2/11 vs Timberwolves: 20 points, 8 assists – 2/14 vs Raptors: 27 points, 11 assists Game winning shot – 2/15 vs Kings: 10 points, 13 assists 2/19 vs Dallas Mavericks: 28 points, 14 assists, 5 steals – USA Today wrote, "No matter what Dallas threw at Lin – double-teams, traps, blitzes, tall defenders... smaller defenders... stocky, thin – Lin found a way... to a victory against the defending NBA champions."

11 7 Winning Straight Carmelo Anthony missed 7 games Amare Stoudemire missed 3 games The first NBA player to score at least 20 points and have seven assists in each of his first five starts Scored 89, 109, and 136 points in his first three, four, and five career starts – The most by any player since the merger between ABA and NBA in 1976 Eastern Conference Player of the Week

12 Public Image The most exciting underdog story Associated Press called Lin "the most surprising story in the NBA Time Magazine's 2012 list of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World. Time Magazine A second consecutive Sports Illustrated cover – First New York-based team athlete – The third NBA player (Jordan and Nowitzki) Magic Johnson said, "The excitement [Lin] has caused in [Madison Square] Garden, man, I hadn't seen that in a long time." Magic Johnson[Madison Square] Garden "I haven't done a computation, but it's fair to say that no player has created the interest and the frenzy in this short period of time, in any sport, that I'm aware of like Jeremy Lin has," said NBA commissioner David Stern.David Stern

13 The Reality 45 turnovers in first seven career starts – The most since 1977–78 Hit the wall at 2/23 vs Heat – 34 minutes, 8 points, 3 assists, 8 turnovers – Field goal: 1-11 (0.091%) 0W-6L after All-Star break – Coach D'Antoni resigned 3/24 sore knee – 3/31 knee surgery – Miss the rest of the season

14 Future Most likely stay in Knicks I think – Can be a qualified starting point guard – All-Star point guard Not yet We will see how he improve

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