Jeremy Lin: Why No Other NBA Player Should Be Talked About

Harrison BucContributor IIFebruary 16, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Jeremy Lin #17 of the New York Knicks brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden on February 10, 2012 in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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All he does is Lin Lin Lin.

This feel-good story is sweeping the nation, as it should be, because Jeremy Lin's success is much more than just playing pro-basketball.

The tweets keep rolling in as Jeremy Lin puts a smile on his face and the faces of everyone around the world.

Lin had been sleeping on his brothers couch in New York hoping one day, he might get his day; and his days are here and have come bearing seven straight wins.

Countless hours of training and shooting around, Lin never gave up.

Now, in the sports world, nobody's talking about Kobe or LeBron or Wade, it's all about the hard-worker.

Thanks to social-media and the era of immediacy, everyone is aware and everyone is giving Jeremy Lin the love he deserves.

Here's a kid that went to Harvard, slipped past virtually every NBA team, and has now brought the biggest American sports city's team back to .500.

All sports fans (especially those who are non-NBA fans) are feeding into the Linsanity craze.

When Lin doesn't score, he passes. When Lin scores, he still passes. When Lin wins the game, he give props to his teammates. You can't script this any better!

And no matter what, when Lin plays basketball, he's 100 percent passionate.



His scoring stats are only one part of the story as Lin's enthusiasm with the ball and his crisp passing skills make him a must-keep in the lineup.

There's no doubt that fans love to see a great pass for a monster dunk. Lin's play shows he understands the offense and will never be selfish (unless it's to spray the game-winning three in a tied game).

The NBA can be known for one-on-one isolation plays, teams forming around one player, and relaxed game flow. Jeremy Lin throws all that out the window with his passion and effort. 

All sports fans, both NBA and non-NBA fans, have to respect the unselfish play of Lin, which is a major factor of his stardom.

How can anyone not like the guy? He is so humble and it is great that he's getting exposure everywhere.

Hey Kobe, you know who Jeremy Lin is NOW?

The sports world needs more stories like this.