Former Knicks star, and current Houston Rockets starting guard, Jeremy Lin, had one of the most memorable runs in the NBA back in February 2012. On February 4 of that year, Lin suited up as a starter for the Knicks for the first time, owing to a string of injuries to key players. They were facing the Deron Williams-led Brooklyn Nets.
With a paltry 8-15 record, the Knicks were desperate, and the lucky Lin was chosen to start simply because no one else was available. The Knicks though proved to have gotten the luckier end of the deal as Lin became a quasi-savior for the struggling team.
From being an afterthought, Lin exploded. That night, he went for 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists—all career highs. He followed it up with unforgettable performances against John Wall and the Wizards where he submitted a 23-point, 10-assist double-double; Kobe and the Lakers where he scored a career-high 38 points; and the Toronto Raptors whom he slapped on the face with a game-winning three-pointer. In his 12 starts leading up to the All-Star break, the Harvard hero (with a degree in Economics!) averaged 22.5 points and 8.7 assists, and led the Knicks to a 9-3 record, thus sending the basketball world into “Linsanity.”
We mean, just watch this: