As the New York Knicks weigh whether to offer a new contract to Jeremy Lin, fans wonder what happens to "Linsanity."
Know this about the Knicks' 2011-12 season, which ended with their loss to Miami in Game 5 on Wednesday: They gave us plenty to talk about.
Between games, practices, travel and promotional appearances, you'd think that the NBA's multimillionaire stars would be too busy.
ESPN made the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft back in January, when it enlisted multi-platinum rapper Nas to provide music for the network's coverage. The Queens, N.Y., native is reworking two of his new songs with Austin guitarist Gary Clark Jr., for prospect highlight packages and to be used coming in and out of commercials.
Retired Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming talks with CNN's Stan Grant about Jeremy Lin and his rising career.
Jeremy Lin, who brought "Linsanity" into the lexicon when he came off the bench and led the New York Knicks to a string of wins, suffered a knee injury and will be out about six weeks, the team said Saturday.
BOSTON -- The two most important players on the court weighed a few dozen pounds less than Shaquille O'Neal. This league that used to be the realm of Shaq is being run now by the likes of 6-foot Kyle Lowry and 6-1 Rajon Rondo, the point guards who spent Tuesday night attacking each other like indoor sprinters, back and forth, heat after heat.
Of the NBA's two overnight sensations, one was dismissed by scouts, coaches and general managers. The other was discarded by referees. While Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was languishing on the bench and in the Development League last season, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic was making an imprint on the NBA, mainly with sharp elbows and deep bruises.
The Knicks' Jeremy Lin has burst onto the scene to become an international phenomenon. His stunning rise from undrafted, twice-cut NBA point guard to the toast of New York has spawned a wave of coverage that continues unabated. For the latest news, commentary and tidbits about Lin from across the Web, check back here daily for regular updates.
BOSTON -- How could the Celtics ever justify trading Rajon Rondo after he produced an outrageous triple-double of 20 assists, 18 points and 17 rebounds?
Ben & Jerry's has apologized for putting fortune cookies in pints of its "Taste the Lin-Sanity" frozen yogurt sold at its Harvard Square, Massachusetts, location in honor of basketball sensation Jeremy Lin.
In this season of the resolved lockout, the All-Star weekend that was threatened with cancellation is now upon us. It has arrived suddenly, a little more than two months after the opening of training camp, and it will be defined by a variety of strange circumstances as Orlando opens its relatively new arena to this sprawling event. Here is a look at what lies ahead.
MIAMI -- How long could it go on? The story of Jeremy Lin had everything going for it but perspective. He had grown so popular so quickly because he didn't look like an NBA star, whether he was brushing up against strangers on the sidewalk one month ago or working out for skeptical coaches and scouts for months before that.
Entrepreneurs of all stripes are cashing in on the Lin-sanity phenomenon as swiftly as the NBA sensation can pull off his furious fast breaks.
Comedian Margaret Cho discusses the phenomenon of Jeremy Lin and reassessing stereotypes.
The pastor for New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin talks to CNN about his faith.
When Yao Ming retired from professional basketball seven months ago, there were fears that interest in the NBA among China's 1.3 billion people would dwindle.
Basketball's newest star Lin-spires a Lin-sane amount of wordplay. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the Lin-spiring story.
The "Linsanity" surrounding the New York Knicks' surprise phenom at point guard may be motivated by something bigger than sports. Yes, Jeremy Lin is a terrific athlete, whose almost accidental discovery by the Knicks and little-engine-that-could perseverance make for great radio commentary and pop cultural mythology.
(Each month SI.com highlights those in the sports media who have proved newsworthy, both for positive and negative achievements.)
The spectacular rise of Jeremy Lin, the first Asian-American to achieve basketball stardom, has been utterly thrilling to witness. We've watched with pride as he's broken through stereotypes to prove that an Asian-American can play alongside -- and beat -- the best in the NBA. And we've been gratified by the way Lin's story has been embraced by the American public, with fans of all races cheering him on. But we've also been reminded of the ugliness with which Asians have often been depicted in American culture.
Jeremy Lin is a modern-day success story that can be used as a lesson for younger generations. CNN's Sandra Endo reports.
The strangest thing about last Friday's agreement between Time Warner Cable and the MSG Network -- which put Knicks basketball back on television for two million New York-area subscribers for the first time in 48 days, just in time to watch Jeremy Lin's first loss as a starter -- is that it felt somehow disappointing. That, in some ways, it marked the end of the first stage of the Lin phenomenon, the experience of which was, in New York and its environs and beyond, at once old-fashioned, distinctly modern and wholly exhilarating.
CNN's Jim Spellman reports on a Fed Ex delivery guy who predicted Jeremy Lin's rise in the NBA.
Jeremy Lin, the benchwarmer-turned-star starting point guard for the New York Knicks, has powered his team to eight victories in nine games, and captured the imagination of people around the world.
NEW YORK -- Two and a half weeks ago, the Knicks and Nets clashed in Madison Square Garden. It was a meeting between the 10th and 11th best teams in the East, two floundering franchises seemingly destined for failure. The Knicks had lost of 11 of 13 games when Jeremy Lin, a twice-released point guard out of Harvard, unassumingly checked into the action.
President and CEO of Montgomery Sports Group Roger Montgomery talks about Kobe Bryant's skills and Jeremy Lin's offers.
Former ESPN writer Anthony Federico apologized Monday for writing an offensive headline about basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, calling it "an honest mistake."
The Jeremy "Linsanity" continues to take the NBA by storm, and Piers Morgan offers his take
Far from the glamour of Madison Square Garden, aboard a FedEx delivery truck in this small Oregon town, sits the one man who saw Jeremy Lin coming.
Gilbert Arenas spoke with SI.com recently about everything from the ill-fated gun incident in 2009 to his recent workout with the Lakers to his hope for the future.
A month ago, even Jeremy Lin didn't know who Jeremy Lin was. Now Lin is playing like a star, as long as you ignore all those times he gives the ball to the other team, and I am perfectly happy ignoring that, because life is more fun this way.
NEW YORK -- Perhaps the turning point in the Knicks' 104-97 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday occurred with 15 seconds remaining in the third quarter and New York trailing by five. Lamar Odom floated a careless backcourt pass in the direction of Jason Terry, and Jeremy Lin lunged in and stole it. Time seemed to stop momentarily, the building frozen in anticipation. Then Lin took a dribble, drifted to the basket and unfurled an emphatic dunk. A one-time 12-point Dallas lead was all but eradicated.
"Saturday Night Live" makes light of a headline used by ESPN in reference to NBA star Jeremy Lin.
ESPN has fired the employee responsible for writing an offensive headline about basketball sensation Jeremy Lin and suspended an anchor who used the same ethnic slur, the sports network said Sunday.
The NBA's latest on-court sensation has appealed for space to be given to his relatives in Taiwan.
ESPN apologized Saturday for an offensive headline about New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin that appeared on its mobile website after the team's season-high, seven-game winning streak came to an end.
NEW YORK -- On the heels of a remarkable two-week stretch that saw him rise from unknown bench player to international icon, Jeremy Lin appeared human against the Hornets on Friday. This time, he couldn't save the Knicks, part of an 89-85 loss that temporarily quelled Linsanity's deafening roar.
Lincredible! Linsanity! Divine Lintervention!
There was time, a generation ago, when it was hardly insanity -- or, to use the operative word here, Linsanity -- for the NBA team in New York to play an unselfish style of basketball.
CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on Jeremy Lin's growing popularity in China and how the country compares him to Yao Ming.
Jeremy Lin's improbable success in the NBA has prompted a spate of "gee-whiz" stories and added "Linsanity" into everyday lexicon.
Jeremy Lin is showing Harvard University students that you can have brains and athletic prowess. NECN reports.
In the frenzy over the sudden phenomenal success of Jeremy Lin -- known as "Linsanity" -- there's been some talk of race. Floyd Mayweather Jr., the famed boxer, caused controversy when he said the other day, "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise."
Two weeks ago, Jeremy Lin was just another fringe player barely hanging on to an NBA job. Seven incredible games later, though, he's the toast of New York and the biggest overnight sensation the game has ever seen. How has Lin, an undrafted point guard (from Harvard, of all places), managed to take the NBA by storm so quickly? And can his hot streak last?
Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old point guard of Taiwanese descent who has come out of nowhere to guide the New York Knicks to seven straight wins, has left many wondering if he can also help his team gain ground among Asian consumers.
NEW YORK -- The ball kicked back out towards halfcourt and suddenly, the fate of the game rested on Jeremy Lin's slender, 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame. Six minutes on the clock, up eight, national television and Kobe Bryant starting to get warmed up, Lin stared down Pau Gasol, the four-time All-Star and the two-time NBA champion. Lin's eyes darted from left to right, his mind processing everything in front of him. Where is the mismatch? Where should I go? You know, point guard stuff. He dribbled once, twice, three times. Gasol stepped back, Lin pulled up, floating a toe on the line, 23-foot jumper.
"Linsanity" reached fever pitch late Tuesday after the NBA's man of the moment, Jeremy Lin, secured a dramatic last-gasp win for the New York Knicks.
In the last week, Jeremy Lin has gone from an unknown professional basketball player struggling to get time on court to an overnight sporting and media sensation. CNN takes a closer look at the first U.S.-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, and how he's becoming more popular with every game.
Sports business analyst Rick Horrow tells CNN's Anna Coren how Lin's popularity has skyrocketed from dolls to T-shirts.
Carmelo Anthony is now the villain. One year ago New York couldn't wait to trade for him, and now the city fears his return. The fear is Anthony will slow the Knicks' offense, stop the ball and ruin everything Jeremy Lin has accomplished in the last week.
If you're not smiling at the Jeremy Lin story, consult your cardiologist immediately. There are, of course, so many irresistible elements to this story. This humble kid -- close to being cut for a third time since December, sleeping on his brother's couch, accosted by arena security -- just dropped 38 on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, his fourth dazzling performance in a row, all Knicks victories. There's the Harvard pedigree, the Chinese-American heritage, the Tim Tebow-esque, unapologetic acknowledgment of faith. We love that even in this age of Moneyball and analytics, it's still possible for prospects to surprise us, to make even the best talent evaluators look silly.
I suppose it was inevitable that some people would compare Jeremy Lin to Tim Tebow. This is partly because every sports story these days must be compared to Tebow, as well as every non-sports story, and retroactively, every previous sports story. But it is also because Linsanity has temporarily replaced Tebowmania as the can-you-believe-that story that your mother who doesn't watch sports might bring up in casual conversation. And because Lin appeals to an unusual demographic for an NBA player (Asian-Americans) just as Tebow appeals to an unusual demographic for an NFL player (evangelical Christians).
Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has become an overnight basketball star. CNN's Richard Roth reports.
A week ago, on feel-good Super Bowl Sunday, TV viewers in the U.S. state of Michigan were subjected to a racist campaign ad sponsored by former Representative and now-Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra. The ad, which suggests that his opponent, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, spends too much government money, shows an Asian woman riding a bicycle in a landscape of rice paddies. "Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs," says the native Californian actress in a mock Chinese accent while addressing "Debbie Spend-It-Now." Hoekstra also appears, saying at the end, "I approve this message."
Basketball's Cinderella story of Harvard graduate-turned-Knicks' savior Jeremy Lin is adding sizzle and viewership to the beleaguered New York NBA franchise.
SACRAMENTO -- As Steve Nash sees it, Jeremy Lin's incredible path from the bench to breakout star is a good, old-fashioned sports story: an underdog athlete playing well, sparking excitement and leading a struggling franchise to victories. It's not, as some have surmised, a story of Nash's old coach, the Knicks' Mike D'Antoni, finally finding a Nash-esque point guard to plug into an offensive system that is making this mania happen.
I missed on Jeremy Lin, too. And like the front offices and coaching staffs of the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, I'm kicking myself for not realizing what was right under my nose. The truth is, I had a better look, or at least a longer look, at him than any NBA talent evaluator, and I still never dreamed that Lin, the New York Knicks' suddenly brilliant point guard, would go from garbage time to prime time faster than a crossover dribble.
As he sat on a couch in the coach's office at Palo Alto High School in Northern California, the walls festooned with aged, curling photos of teams from 50 and 60 years ago, Jeremy Lin understood the importance of his contract with the Golden State Warriors. After all, his new deal meant as much to him as it did to the Asian community that has been rooting for him.
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