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February 14, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Lin was practically a one-man highlight show against the Lakers, burning Kobe Bryant & Co. with fancy spin moves in the paint and pinpoint perimeter shooting. It was quite the breakout performance for a player who a little more than a week ago was a relative unknown among most NBA fans. Until Lin saw the first significant playing time of his career in a 25-point effort against New Jersey on Feb. 4, he was just another NBA bench warmer -- a guy used more as a general manager's roster play chip than a bonafide contributor on the floor.
February 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon after turning himself in to police early Tuesday morning. He is expected to be arraigned later Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, both felonies, and fourth-degree possession, a misdemeanor, according to a New York police spokesman. Felton was accompanied by his attorney when he arrived at the 20th Precinct on Manhattan's Upper West Side, police said.
February 17, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Jeremy Lin. Is there nothing he can't do? Madison Square Garden and Time Warner Cable reached an agreement Friday on a new contract, ending a seven-week stalemate that kept 2.8 million subscribers from watching the New York Knicks and their Lin-led winning streak. Lin's amazing performance as a starter led subscribers to renew their complaints that they could no longer watch Knicks games on Time Warner Cable. The complaints led the sides to a face-to-face meeting this week.
November 2, 2013
HOUSTON AT CLIPPERS, 7:30 p.m. Monday. TV: Prime Ticket. Lakers fans may be tempted to buy tickets for this game just to boo Dwight Howard, who called Staples Center home for one maddening season before heading to Houston. The center has been everything the Rockets envisioned in his first two games, averaging 15 points and a league-leading 21 rebounds. His presence should provide plenty of motivation for Clippers counterpart DeAndre Jordan, who is attempting to steal the designation of being the NBA's top defensive player.
March 19, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Although the fervor surrounding Jeremy Lin has quieted in recent weeks, Volvo is betting Linsanity isn't over. The New York Knicks star has signed a global brand endorsement contract with the automaker that will focus on the U.S., China and Chinese-language markets in Asia, the company announced Monday. Over the next two years, Lin will participate in the company's corporate, advertising and marketing activities as a brand ambassador. "You may not immediately see the connection between me and Volvo, but both of us are striving to be better and smarter at what we do, and to do it our own way,” Lin said at a news conference.
February 18, 2012
Jeremy Lin scored more points in his first five starts than any other player since the NBA merger with the ABA. ) A look at some notable players through their first five starts. Player; FG-FGA; FG% Pts; PPG Jeremy Lin; 49-98; 50%; 136; 27.2 Shaquille O'Neal; 48-84; 57.1%; 129; 25.8 Allen Iverson; 37-79; 46.8%; 107; 21.4 LeBron James; 34-78; 43.6%; 84; 16.8 Kobe Bryant; 27-60; 45.0%; 80; 16.0 Steve Nash; 15-33; 45.5%; 40; 8.0 Note: In his first five starts, Michael Jordan scored 116 points.
February 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin has inspired a flavor of frozen yogurt. And the initial version of that frozen treat inspired outcries of racial insensitivity. The folks at a Boston area Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop must not have been paying close attention to the fervor they intended to capitalize on with their "Taste the Lin-Sanity" flavor. Otherwise, they probably would not have included fortune cookies in the recipe. The local shop posted this apology on Facebook and Twitter: “On behalf of Ben & Jerry's Boston Scoop Shops we offer a heartfelt apology if anyone was offended by our handmade Linsanity flavor that we offered at our Harvard Square location.
February 20, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin may already have a celebrity trash talker in his corner, but you know he's the real deal when "Saturday Night Live"decides he's no longer safe from late-night lampooning. Following the headline fiasco and comments by Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock that were condemned as racist, "SNL" decided to make fun of all the puns that have been one of the hallmark features of Linsanity. The show's writers also made up some of their own. Lin's unexpected rise from relative obscurity to NBA star has drawn plenty of media attention, and headline puns and nicknames are just part of the territory when it comes to a big story.
July 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin will soon be signing a three-year contract for $25.1 million, a sum of money that many people might describe as ridiculous for a player with such little experience as an NBA starter. One of those people is superstar Carmelo Anthony, who might still be Lin's teammate if the New York Knicks decide to match the Houston Rockets' offer for the restricted free agent. “It's up to the organization to say they want to match that ridiculous contract that's out there," Anthony told reporters Sunday before practice with the U.S. Olympic team.
March 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jeremy Lin took the high road last month after ESPN's mobile website briefly ran a racially insensitive headline about the Asian American basketball star, accepting an apology from the person responsible for the slur and saying, "You have to learn to forgive. " Lin took an even higher road Tuesday by having lunch with that person, Anthony Federico, who was fired from his job as an editor at ESPN after writing the headline. According to Federico , members of Lin's family sent him an email more than a month ago and the two men had been trying since then to arrange a meeting around the New York Knicks point guard's busy schedule.
October 23, 2013
Jeremy Lin may no longer be an NBA starter. At least not all the time. Or, to use the terminology of Houston Coach Kevin McHale, Lin is now one of "two starting point guards" for the Rockets, along with second-year player Patrick Beverley. In other words, the guy who brought Lin-sanity to the New York Knicks less than two years ago and signed a three-year, $25-million contract with the Rockets last year won't necessarily be on the floor at the start of every game. And McHale doesn't see that as a big deal.
October 3, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
It may not have been an "official" mental disorder, but a condition known as Linsanity broke out for a few crazy weeks in February 2012. That was when New York Knicks backup point guard Jeremy Lin - the second Asian American ever to play in the NBA - unexpectedly led his flailing team to a seven-game winning streak, earning him explosive international acclaim. The events leading to this media-fueled frenzy and the genial, low-key underdog at its epicenter are given a peppy workout by director Evan Jackson Leong in the enjoyable documentary called, yes, "Linsanity.
July 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Steve Nash recently tried to sway Dwight Howard to stay. Now that the center is with the Houston Rockets, Nash looks forward to Pau Gasol taking on a bigger role in the offense. "I think [Gasol] gives a little more fluidity. The ball can move more," Nash said Sunday at his Steve Nash Foundation Showdown/soccer match.  "We can use him as a facilitator. He's such a versatile player that it's going to be a lot of fun to have him making plays and scoring inside. " Gasol spent much of the season injured or a spectator in the offense as the Lakers tried to feature Howard.
July 14, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Houston Rockets landed their franchise center in Dwight Howard, who left the Lakers last week as a free agent. "It's huge.  It's really important for us," Jeremy Lin said Sunday at the Steve Nash Showdown.  "When you talk about a franchise player or a superstar, having him and James Harden -- we're definitely fortunate to have two of those top-tier guys. " Lin joined Nash, Klay Thompson, Jared Dudley and a number of international soccer stars in downtown Los Angeles for a charity soccer match to support the Steve Nash Foundation.
May 2, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
In conjunction with Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival opens Thursday night in West Hollywood, kicking off 10 days of screenings, panel discussions, seminars and social events. Now in its 29th year, the festival showcases new work by emerging and established Asian American filmmakers and also surveys the national cinemas of countries such as China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Vietnam. Evan Jackson Leong's basketball documentary "Linsanity," which chronicles the overnight success of the Taiwanese American NBA player Jeremy Lin (and features L.A.'s own Kobe Bryant as a villain)
April 17, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
How do the Lakers (44-37) match up at the point guard position Wednesday night when they host the Houston Rockets (45-36) -- in a game that could determine if the Lakers finish in seventh, eighth or ninth place? Point Guard -- Probable Starters: Steve Blake vs. Jeremy Lin Steve Nash won't play against the Rockets as he tries to recover from injury (nerve irritation, hamstring, etc.), which once again means Steve Blake will get the start at point guard against Houston's Jeremy Lin. Blake is a better defender than Nash (and any of the other Lakers reserves)
May 23, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, who will be a restricted free agent this off-season. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times Whose meteoric rise boosted sales traffic to the Knicks' online store by more than 4,000%; made a Knicks ticket at Madison Square Garden a must-buy (and about 200% more expensive by's tabulations);...
February 17, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Good news for all of those Linatics out there: Jeremy Lin will be taking part in the NBA All-Star weekend. The NBA confirmed that the seemingly out-of-nowhere New York Knicks star will play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 24, giving fans a chance to see the player that the New York Times and USA Today dedicated a combined 13 stories to in their Friday editions. Yeah, he's that big. Linsanity is so big that even NBA Commissioner David Stern apparently is unable to stop it. Stern had told USA Today that Lin would not play because the pool of 18 players had already been chosen.
April 1, 2013 | By Susan King
The documentary "Linsanity," about the Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, will open the 29th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. The festival, which takes places May 2-12 at various locations including the Directors Guild Theatre, will feature 140 films from 20 countries. The festival will feature world premieres and sneak previews of narrative and documentary films that shine a spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans as well as  the international Asian community. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments "Linsanity," which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, chronicles Lin's life from his basketball days at Palo Alto High to his magical run in 2012 with the New York Knicks.The film was directed by Evan Jackson Leong.
March 22, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The first real bracket buster of the tournament, 14th-seeded Harvard's 68-62 victory over third-seeded New Mexico, was not a good moment for the majority of those who had taken part in an office or online pool. It was a great moment for one person in particular though: Jeremy Lin. Not long after the victory, Lin sent out the following tweet: "YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! HARVARD winssss!!! hahahahhah i told you.... #bracketbusters. " QUIZ: Take the March Madness trivia test  Lin, who played for three seasons for Harvard, graduated from the Ivy League school in 2010 with a degree in economics.
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