Jeremy Lin has captivated the nation in just 10 days time. He is hearing chants of "MVP" from the adoring crowd in Madison Square Garden. Now, MSG Network has gotten in on the Linsanity with a Lin-rrific hype video.
And who better to hype up Lin and the Knicks than Eminem?
The rapper lends the aptly titled "Cinderella Man" to introduce the viewing audience to Lin. It is just a 30-second spot, but it tells the world everything that they need to know about why New York and the rest of the NBA world is so captivated by him.
The Knicks believe they have found something in Lin and he has been a remarkable story thus far, but we have to remember that he is still in the embryonic stages of learning how to play the game.
When you see this video and hear the journey Lin has taken to get where he is right now, it is hard not to root for him to succeed. You want him to be a superstar and be the headliner in big games at Madison Square Garden.
The team has gotten on board the hype machine and he has all the pressure in the world on his shoulders now that the league knows who he is. His resolve is going to be tested with everyone coming after him.
Considering that Lin has a good head on his shoulders, understands his role in the offense and wants to do what is best for the team, he should be able to succeed. Whether or not he will be a superstar is another issue entirely.
Lin can enjoy his moment in the sun and we can enjoy the ride he is taking the NBA on right now. He has the world in the palm of his hands.