On "Asian Heritage Night" in Toronto, Jeremy Lin launched a game-winning three to sink the Raptors and confirm the belief of at least one of his teammates that there are supernatural roots to the ever-sprouting fruit of Linsanity.
I listened to Landry Fields' post-game interview with MSG Radio Network as he praised both God and Lin, drawing a connection between the two: "God is good. He's doing miracles in his [Lin's] life, and I'm just glad to be a part of it."
Tebow tebowed in a solitary act of prayer, but Lin and Fields have brought a tandem role to divine signals on the court.
Their pre-game handshake routine involves a mimed reading of the Bible, followed by a mutual point to the heavens.
This kind of thing happened during Tebowmania when Tebow's teammate Brian Dawkins wondered out loud about divine intervention on the field.
This is something that does not happen all the time. Myself and Tim were talking before the game and believing in something of a higher purpose and, you know, there are just some things happening that just don’t happen all the time.
It sounds like Fields and Lin share a similar kind of bond.
"Miracle" gets thrown around fairly cavalierly these days in the sports world, and I'm quite sure that neither Fields nor Lin thinks that God picks sides in basketball games, but they are not the only ones who are astounded enough by the incredible timing and drama of Lin's run to point to the heavens in bemused wonder.
Religion aside, Lin is converting anyone who hasn't believed in his play. He dropped 27 points and handed out 11 assists against the Raptors.
On that score, we have a full-fledged Lin revival on our hands.
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