Last Saturday, the sports world was introduced to Jeremy Lin. Lin, an undrafted rookie out of Harvard, had played briefly for the Golden State Warriors before signing with the New York Knicks this season.
With the Knicks, Lin bounced around between D-League and the NBA, but on February 4, Lin made his name known for good. That night, Lin contributed 25 points, five rebounds, and seven assists in the Knicks' 99-92 win over the New Jersey Nets. After that game, Lin has started the next four games, scored 20 or more points in all of them (four Knicks wins), and has the entire country buzzing about "Linsanity" and other clever puns involving his last name.
However, Lin is not even the only surprise star in New York City. Here are the top 10 surprise athletes from this past year of New York City sports.