1. Jeremy wins the NBA Eastern Conference player of the week and will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Believe me, this is just the beginning. Watch for him to be on the cover of Time and many other magazines.
2. Amar'e will be a beast, coming back playing for his "Guardian Angel" big brother who past away, and with Jeremy playing and having fun like he is Magic JohnsLin, there will be no stopping the Knicks. Not even Carmelo can stop them. Kidding, Melo will be fine with JLin. They'll challenge for the NBA Title, with "The New Big Three", JLin, Melo, and Amar'e.
3. Nike inked Jeremy as he first signed with Golden State. They're drooling right now as he'll be marketed in the mold of the old Tiger and Michael Jordan. Expect Nike JLin/Lin-Sanity shoes and apparel soon.
4. The Knicks winning streak is at 5. Look for it to be at 8 when the Mavs visit the Garden Sunday. There is a good chance that the winning streak will be at 11 heading into their showdown at Miami. That Heat Knicks game will be one of the biggest, craziest, regular season games ever!
5. Did you know that Jeremy was a punk in high school and was constantly tossed out of practice? Shows you we can always change and grow up.
6. Spike Lee will be wearing Jeremy Lin's #4 Palo Alto High School Jersey this Sunday vs the Mavs on ABC.
7. Jeremy will be a Hall of Fame player and he will go down as one of the all-time greats. Doesn't that sound crazy? The table below compares him with the best player to ever live, Michael Jordan, as well as two of todays best in Derrick Rose, and Lebron James. Also, lets and go over some background. Jeremy didn't play the point in college, so his learning curve is very steep. He's just getting comfortable at the position. Jeremy also just started hitting the weights real hard in the last year or so. He has made drastic gains in core strength, muscle stability, and explosiveness while working with the experts at Sparta Science. He still has lots of room for improvement athletically. His major strengths will not go away just by teams additional prep work: Heart, will to win, unselfishness, court awareness, court savy, anticipation, quick first step, killer cross, getting into the paint, finishing. His weaknesses are things that can be worked on or improved with experience: Making his left hand as strong as his right. Tightening up his handle overall. Better decision making. Pull up jumpers. Now, here is the data.
My buddy pulled the data from basketball-reference.com. Total over first 4 starts of career:
Oh, and Happy Va-Lin-tines Day!