Jeremy Lin 林書豪的網絡連結
**Youtube: Good TV 林書豪接受的見證訪問：哈佛小子 - 林書豪、吳信信(2011年10月左右的訪問---那時候他仍未有發揮的機會)
My faith and my basketball began separately, then slowly converged, and now they influence each other. I grew up in the church, but I didn't really become a Christian until I was a freshman in high school. (約 中三)
Then, Christianity didn't become a significant part of my approach to basketball until the end of my high school career and into college. That's when I began to learn what it means to play for the glory of God.
Much of it comes down to humility. We as Christians are called to be humble. And if we really understand the gospel, we will be humble. We should be humble, and understand that everything that is good comes from God.
I'm not working hard and practicing day in and day out so that I can please other people. My audience is God.
At the same time, I understand that there are kids who will look up to me, and I have a duty to be a godly role model. So in some sense, I don't play for them, but in another sense I do try to carry myself in a way that reflects God's image.
“God works in mysterious and miraculous ways.” (after wining Utah Jazz, Feb. 6, 2012)
The Knicks overnight phenom Jeremy Lin quotes from a section of John Piper's book Don't Waste Your Life in an online testimony recorded last June:
God created us to live with a single passion to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life.
Lin then adds the following commentary about his coming to treasure Jesus more than basketball success:
When Paul wrote in Philippians to press on for an upward prize, he was living for that, and it made his life meaningful (Philippians 3:15). And I realized I had to learn to do the same. I had to learn to stop chasing the perishable prizes of this earth, I had to stop chasing personal glory, I had to learn how to give my best effort to God and trust him with the results. I have to learn to have enough faith to trust in his grace and to trust in his sovereign and perfect plan. I had to submit my will, my desires, my dreams — give it all up to God and say, "Look, I am going to give my best effort, go on the court and play every day for you, and I'm going to let you take care of the rest." This is something I struggle with every day. . . . Playing for great stats is nice, but that satisfaction — that happiness — is only from game to game. It's temporary.
Jeremy Lin: "He's a Lot Like Tim Tebow" (His life and Christian life in Harvard)
"He was by far the weakest person on the team," says Alek Blankenau, a fellow freshman recruit who, like Lin, experienced bouts of discouragement and homesickness that first year. It wasn't until their sophomore season, (大學二年班) …Lin is indeed a devout Christian—he held a regular Bible study group in the dorms he shared with Magnarelli, Blankenau, and others. Lin had a similarly devout girlfriend in college, and they parted on amicable terms…."Honestly...I hate to say it, but he's a lot like Tim Tebow," Lee concluded….
Ho and Lin often discussed resisting the pitfalls of higher education. "With college life being about drinking and talking to girls, we talked a lot about controlling our temptations, how to be godly, and what to do not to fall into that vicious cycle."
**Jeremy Lin is rooted in his Christian faith which helps keep NY Knicks point guard centered (End Zone: The faithful phenom) 華人教會的牧者談起林書豪。(nydailynews.com)
Stephen Chen, his pastor of 10 years: “If you were to ask him if he were a basketball player, he’d say yes,” says Chen, who is 33. “But in all those things, Jeremy understands that those things do not define him. He would say that he’s a Christian Chinese person, or a Christian basketball player. That defines him.”
That, Chen says, is the product of an upbringing in the Chinese Church in Christ in Mountain View, Calif. The church was founded by first-generation Christians and it has a heavy emphasis on Bible study. It also emphasizes an humble and level approach, Chen says, regardless of one’s situation or status in life. “The Bible is central in everything we do,” Chen says.
“So Jeremy, he says, ‘Really, all things are working together for good.’” Chen recalls. “Even when he was cut from all those teams, he holds onto what was said in God’s word.” “He knows that everything that he has is a gift from God,” Chen says. “Even the hard times.”
MyActiveFaith.com: In Jesus Name I Play band
Jeremy Lin is asked this in the interview: “What advice would you give to a young athlete who wants to grow in his faith and pursue his athletic dreams at the same time?”
“The biggest thing is to understand that your talent and your ability to play basketball is a gift from God. The biggest thing is to understand is to use that for God’s glory. I think when you do that everything else starts to make sense. And playing basketball becomes a lot more related to Christianity when you play like that. I think also I needed learn was that just because you pray and give it up to God doesn’t mean that you will win and doesn’t mean that you will have a great performance. But I think there’s something special about playing the right way and playing with the right attitude even if you don’t win or have a successful career.”
Harvard's Hoops Star Is Asian. Why's That a Problem? (Time magazine, Dec. 31, 2009)
整個暑假，林書豪經歷非常勤勞的鍛煉和更新：Over the span of more than three body-transforming months, Lin doubled the amount of weight he could squat蹲下（舉重）(from 110 pounds to 231 pounds), nearly tripled the number of pull-ups he could do (from 12 to 30) and abandoned the shooting form he'd been using since eighth grade (he's now among the most accurate point guards in the NBA).
He did so by crisscrossing the Bay Area all summer, honing his shooting touch with Scheppler in Los Altos Hills, building up his lower-leg strength with trainer Phil Wagner in Menlo Park and sculpting his upper body with E.J. Costello at 24 Hour Fitness in Pleasanton -- often on the same day.
"He's got the mental makeup of a Hall of Famer," Wagner said.
The tutoring sessions started last May. In a favorite drill called "Beat the Ghost" the coach had Lin go one on one against an invisible defender and fire shots from NBA 3-point range. Miss the shot and the ghost gets three points. The first one to 21 wins. "He'd say, 'No, no, no, Doc. I have to beat the ghost," Scheppler recalled. It took 500 to 600 shots over the course of 1½ hours, three days to four times a week. But by the end, Lin's flaws vanished like the ghost. 當他對暴龍入了美妙的三分球後，他發了一個短訊給Scheppler：
"Doc, that was all you," Lin wrote. "Thanks for everything you did this summer."
"We have a lot of talented young athletes here who are passionate about basketball," Yao told CNN in an interview Wednesday. "They all want be the next Jeremy. "I think they can relate more to Jeremy because they're more common-sized." "He's the kind of player I'd like to play with if I'm still a player -- he's a team player and everybody likes the way he wins a game," he added. "Honestly, he did much more than I'd expected." Jeremy Lin is great," one man gushed. "He plays so good -- lots of Chinese love him." Another added: "He was born in America, but his blood is Chinese."
"Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God," said Lin, who spoke via phone Sunday night on the condition that questions be limited to the issue of his spirituality. "Last year, I was on pins and needles. I was putting all this unnecessary pressure on myself. Now, I feel like I'm free out there." He can no longer stroll down the streets of New York, but Lin has finally found peace. "I'm not playing to prove anything to anybody… But I've surrendered that to God. I'm not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore." He started every morning with a devotional before heading to the gym to work out. …. Whenever the anxiety tried to creep in, he whispered a Bible verse to himself: And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28 "There is so much temptation to hold on to my career even more now….I'm thinking about how can I trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring him more glory? It's a fight. But it's one I'm going to keep fighting."
Jeremy Lin is calling his rags-to-riches NBA story "a miracle from God", adding that it is more than just a coincidence that everything is suddenly breaking right for him. "Anytime something like this happens, a lot of stuff has to be put into place, and a lot of it is out of my control," the Knicks phenom point guard said on Tuesday. "If you look back at my story, doesn't matter where you look, but God's fingerprints are all over the place where there have been a lot of things that had to happen that I couldn't control. "I think it's a miracle from God," Lin said. "That's how I would describe it. Because obviously I don't think anybody expected this to happen the way it happened."
Diepenbrock coached Lin at Palo Alto (Calif.) High School: he says, "Oh, what the hell. I'll say it anyway and get in trouble twice: Jeremy was not a good practice player." After a year at Harvard, Lin returned to Palo Alto and asked his old coach, "Can you work me out?" "Now?" Diepenbrock asked. "I was here every day for three years, and now you want me to work you out?" Lin, ever the pragmatist, said, "Yes, because now I know I need it."
During the lockout, Lin's schedule read like a brochure for Navy SEAL BUD/S training:
11-noon: Weight training
1-2: Shooting work, with private coach
2-4: Individual work
" When he was in high school, if there was alcohol at a party, he'd immediately turn the other way. He's such a good person."
Mom Shirley :"Coach, Jeremy has an A-minus in math. I don't think he's going to be able to play this week."
Sharing a Heritage with a New Knicks Star: 台灣和美國亞裔基督徒大大以他為榮
“All the Asian-American guys want to be Jeremy Lin,” she said. “And all the Asian-American girls want to marry him.”
More than 50 people, almost all of them Christians and the children of Asian immigrants, gathered to cheer for Jeremy Lin, the most unlikely story in sports, and a star they could relate to like no other.
“He’s bold about his faith,” sad Kim, 29, a videographer who regularly attends church. “He’s not apologetic about it. That’s something that’s impressive to me.”
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said of the four-game tour de force by the undrafted Harvard graduate who was cut by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. "I don't know what to tell you. I have never seen it."
“He’s already a success and made so many people proud,” she said. “He’s such an inspiration to young Asian-Americans.”
And Bryant, who had said he didn't know anything about what Lin had been accomplishing this week, was impressed. "He has been phenomenal," Bryant said. "We have watched some tape on him. We came up with a strategy that we thought would be effective, but he was knocking down his jump shot, penetrating and he got around our guards. …"Players don't usually come out of nowhere. If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed. … It is a great story. It is a testament to perseverance and hard work. It is a good example to kids everywhere. I'm sure he's certainly put a great deal of work in. He's always had that belief in himself, and he just now has the opportunity to do it. I think it'll be fun for the city here, obviously. Once they get Melo back and Amar'e back, it should be a lot of fun here." ”
The fascination with Lin extends well beyond the USA. "Everyone in Taiwan is crazy about him. Everyone is talking about Jeremy Lin," said Kate Lin (no relation) of China TV Taiwan. "Everyone in Taiwan is so proud of him, that he can play in the NBA."
Linsanity shows no signs of letting up as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin scored 38 points as New York beat Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, 92-85. Lin’s 89 points in his last three games are the most by any NBA player in his first three starts since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.
Jeremy Lin keeps getting better. Better even than Kobe Bryant on Friday night.
他出場的時機真是何等巧合：(Before D'Antoni inserted Lin in the lineup, the Knicks had lost 11 of 13 and had one of the more dysfunctional offenses in the NBA.)
He became an instant star in New York just as fans were ready to check out basketball after the Giants' Super Bowl run was over, and just when it appeared the Knicks might fall too far behind in the standings to salvage the season.
Already drawing comparisons to Tim Tebow for his impact on teammates and the way he speaks of his faith afterward, the hype around him will only grow now after beating one of the league's marquee franchises in his first nationally televised game.
尼克的教練說：“He got his opportunity, which came fairly quickly, and he got lucky because we were playing so bad.” Lin was signed to a minimum non-guaranteed contract two days after the Knicks’ season-opening win over the Boston Celtics. However, Lin didn’t get substantial playing time until Jan. 28, when he got 20 minutes of garbage time in a loss to the Houston Rockets. And that was after a three-game stint in the D-League. It wasn’t until last week’s game against the Nets when D’Antoni, frustrated by the play of Douglas and feeling that Shumpert was better suited to playing shooting guard, decided to give Lin a look in the first half. Lin, 23, responded by scoring 25 points in a victory. That was enough for D’Antoni to promote Lin into the starting lineup and in two subsequent games, both wins, Lin has been nothing short of a revelation. He scored a career-high 28 points against Utah and had a career-high 10 assists against Washington two nights later.
紐約是一個很好的傳播基地：Jeremy Lin added to Rising Stars game
The sports world has been captivated by the Lin phenomenon. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks -- who visited the Knicks on Sunday -- said the story is good for the league because it comes in the nation's biggest media market. "If it was happening in Charlotte, no one would know," Cuban said, exaggerating for effect. "New York is still kind of the mecca of the media for basketball," Cuban added. "It's great for the league, so you've got to love it. And Jeremy Lin is a great kid, so I'm happy for him."
Harvard School Of Basketball:With the ambitious recruiting of coach Tommy Amaker and the pro potential of Asian-American guard Jeremy Lin, the Crimson has graduated to another hoops dimension (February 01, 2010)
Which is to say that Jeremy's college choice, as stereotypes go, was not terribly novel. Lin's parents, Gie-Ming and Shirley, are 5'6" Taiwanese immigrants who came to the U.S. in the mid-1970s and studied computer engineering (dad) and computer science (mom) at Purdue.
He sent his CV (4.2 GPA, perfect score on his
SAT II Math
Last weekend, I was driving home when my BlackBerry buzzed with a text message from a Korean-American friend from my church: “You watching J Lin tearing it up?” I texted back, “Really??”
A surge of emotion welled up inside me — a mix of utter astonishment, joy and pride.
“It’s a miracle,” I said to my wife, only half-joking.
The Lakers game on Friday proved nearly too much for me to handle. Yes, Linsanity.
But it also represented much more than that, at least to me.
Like Lin, I’m a Harvard graduate, albeit more than a decade ahead of him, and a second-generation Chinese-American. I’m also a fellow believer, one of those every-Sunday-worshiping, try-to-read-the-Bible-and-pray types, who agreed with Lin when he said to reporters after the Jazz game, “God works in mysterious and miraculous ways.”
他曾是最沒有可能成功的職業球員，其中一個最失敗的NBA球員。他也是最窮的NBA球員之一。所以，他在最近出名前，只能住在哥哥的客廳上。“Lin’s career has been marked by scrappiness and obscurity” — no college scholarship offers, undrafted, cut by multiple NBA teams. 
Jeremy Lin has been cheered before, but hearing his name chanted or "M-V-P!" is beyond the Knicks' new starting point guard's wildest dreams. The way Lin has played, some of those chants might be coming from his own bench. Lin has made the Knicks whole. He's been the point guard they've needed to run D'Antoni's system. Even without Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, who will be unavailable again Friday night, the Knicks have been playing like a team. The timing couldn't have been better for the Knicks or Lin. Last week he was on the likely-to-be-waived list. On Friday, his contract becomes guaranteed for the season. "He was probably an inch away from being let go at some point," Chandler said. "It's a good thing it didn't happen." （引自Overnight sensation Lin transforms Knicks）
He’s single-handedly making the Knicks win after being activated as a starter from the bench a few days ago. Yahoo posted an article last night revealing that he still lives in his brother’s living room and sleeps on the couch. His contract wasn’t guaranteed until last Tuesday — so maybe now he can find his own apartment. (Jeremy Lin lives in brother’s living room)
• 在哈佛創造了大學籃壇神話：成為首位在Ivy League長春藤聯賽取得1,450分、450個籃板、400個助攻及200個偷波的球員。(引自 哈佛神童林書豪為天父打波)
• 林書豪率領Palo Aalto高中球隊進入了州冠軍賽，面對超強的Mater Dei隊，最後的關鍵時刻，林書豪投進致勝一球，那天他飆進了35分,拿下加州聯賽冠軍.
• 哈佛大學畢業的書豪帶領尼克隊在他們缺少史陶德麥爾(Amare Stoudemire)和安東尼(Carmelo Anthony)的夜晚取得勝利，前者因為家中有人過世，而後者則是在第一節剩下6:31時因為扭傷右鼠蹊部而離場。(引自The Jeremy Lin Show, Act II)
• Steve Nash wrote on Twitter: “If you love sports you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding!”
愛籃球、更愛上帝：林書豪 （等待機會的NBA 後備球員） pdf
愛籃球更愛上帝 ─ 林書豪 （文章）
His contract, potentially worth nearly $800,000,
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The Knicks liked Lin when he worked out for them in 2010. They called the Warriors about him last year. But when they claimed him off waivers, on Dec. 27, it was largely because Iman Shumpert, their prized rookie guard, had been injured. They grabbed Lin as a low-risk, low-cost emergency player, to provide insurance behind Toney Douglas and Mike Bibby.
Because of the compressed season, there were few practices to evaluate a newcomer. When they did practice, the Knicks gave most of the repetitions to Douglas, who showed promise last season; to Bibby, who was their only established veteran; and to Shumpert, a talented rookie. Lin was an afterthought.
In a burst of desperation and faith, D’Antoni turned to Lin on Feb. 4. Linsanity was born.
Prior to this three-game winning streak, the Knicks were coming apart at the seams. Trade rumors were circulating as stars Amare' Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony struggled. They had lost 10 of their last 13 games.
As is everyone else in the Garden, for the first time in what feels like forever. You might think that the smiles are only temporary, that the odds are that Lin won't last. But if you're still thinking about the odds when it comes to Jeremy Lin, then you just don't get it.
Jeremy Lin on a non-guaranteed deal had to sleep on his teammate's couch. Fields tweeted with it, "Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only couch made famous by @JLin7! Let the bidding begin..."
"Everything you see on TV, that's him. That's the real guy," Jon Lewis said. "He's humble. He's very intelligent. He's just been a great role model for our son and he's been a great role model for everybody who's gotten to know him."
"Yao was too tall. He wasn't like a normal human being," Kim said. "But Jeremy looks like a normal person. He shows that an average guy can do it, too. He proves that if you work really, really hard, you can get there."
“I said, ‘We can’t give you a scholarship right away,’ ” said Kerry Keating, a former U.C.L.A. assistant coach who spoke to Lin after watching him in a high school game. “I thought he could have played for us. He certainly could have made an impact for us, looking back on it. But at the time, you never really know. It’s an inexact science.”
“He didn’t really stand out,” said Bill Holden, the former Harvard assistant coach who was responsible for recruiting Lin. “He was like any other average high school players we might see. When I saw his coach, I recommended he go to a Division III school.” A few weeks later, Holden stumbled upon Lin at another A.A.U. tournament. This time was different. Lin was playing against top-flight Division I recruits, and he was getting the better of them. Lin suddenly became Harvard’s top recruit.
Find the system that works for your style. Lin isn’t Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. He’s not a scorer. He’s a passer and distributor – who can also score. It didn’t work for him in Golden State or Houston – where he was before landing at the Knicks. But Mike D’Antoni’s system at the Knicks was perfect for him to show off his strengths.
When you make others around you look good, they will love you forever. I didn’t know how good Tyson Chandler was, until I saw him playing with Jeremy Lin.
“The thing that comes to mind is the movie ‘Chariots of Fire,’ ” said Folch, a Harvard graduate like Lin. She said a main character in the movie, the Scottish runner Eric Liddel, spoke of his desire to follow God. “But God also made me fast,” Folch paraphrased. “And when I run, I feel his pleasure.
“He’s going to be a natural spokesperson for the Christian faith and we just hope he does it well,” Kim said. . “When he plays basketball, there’s this way that he feels pleasure, and feels God’s pleasure. It’s not for any other purpose.”
This morning I asked my sports reporter husband if he knew who Jeremy Lin was. He laughed and responded: “Do you know who Billy Graham is?” Feeling a little silly, I started reading up on the couch-surfing basketball star who is apparently taking the world by storm, or at least the NBA. “Forget Tebowing,” the Associated Press says. “Linsanity is the new sports sensation.”
"He was a solid Ivy League player. But, if anyone who watched him in college tells you that they predicted this type of success, they're lying. No one thought he'd make the NBA much less be a star in the league.
Ironically, Lin wanted to attend Brown but the staff at the time wasn't too high on him because he was a scronny 6-foot guard. However, he grew 3 inches as a freshman at Harvard."
The Knicks have capitalized on Linsanity, raising ticket prices an average 27% since Lin broke onto the scene with 25 points off the bench in a 99-92 win over the New Jersey Nets.
The Raptors have tickets listed for both games, and the price difference is immense. The cheapest seat in the house for Spurs-Raptors is a very affordable $12.50. That very same seat at the Knicks game the night before? $44.
My internet was flooded a bit sooner. My friend network on Facebook tends toward Asian Americans, many of them graduates of the Evil Eight and regular attendees of Sunday services. Over the last few months and weeks, the occasional Jeremy Lin note would burble up in my Facebook feed. So of everyone who claims him, it is perhaps the Asian Americans, and more particularly Young Asian American Christians of Certain Education, who claim him hardest. As the New York Times’ Michael Luo wrote, “It boils down to a welter of emotions from finally having someone I can relate to enter the public consciousness.”
上季投球命中率只有 38.9%的「 Linsanity」，如何在一個夏天的時間，將自己的命中率提升至現時的 48.9%？
據報道，林書豪在去年夏天封館期間，接受私人訓練員 E.J. Costello的身體平衡和跳投特訓。
“I’m a shooter,’’ Akognon said. “I’ll take 25 shots if that’s what my coach wants. He asked me what happens if I miss a lot and my team loses? He was afraid if he took two shots and missed one, he’d get pulled. I said, ‘You take thousands of shots over the summer. You know you can make them. Don’t stop when the lights come on.’ ’’ 與「 Linsanity」一起比賽過的東莞球員阿克格農（ Josh Akognon、圖），在周二接受《 New York Post》電話訪問中表示， J.Lin曾因害怕被換出而不敢出手：「他害怕如果他投兩球，有一球不進的話，他會被換出。我跟他說：『你在夏天作了幾千球的投球練習，你知道你會投中的。』也跟他說了要相信自己。」
Long before Linsanity took off, Jeremy Lin was alone with his trainer in a 24-Hour Fitness in Pleasanton, Calif. He was working on a lot of things -- balance, upper-body strength to absorb contact and still finish the play, and most impressively, his jump shot. Costello, who spent a couple of hours a day with Lin, four days a week from May through September in the Bay Area during the lockout, got his wish Tuesday night.
It was the equivalent of a cold call. The agent from San Antonio sent the Harvard coach some literature, and the Harvard coach passed it on to the family of the player. … Few others in basketball thought much of it. The agent was as nameless as the player. Montgomery has had a number of clients over the years. His only current NBA player, besides Lin, is former UT Longhorn Maurice Evans, now with the Wizards. Arn Tellem, in contrast, represents 39 current NBA players earning more than $215 million this season. He got Gary Payton, who has worked with Montgomery, to tutor Lin.
Celebrities such as Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Tyson, Mary J. Blige and Al Gore — who were all on hand at the Garden on Wednesday — are simply ticket holders in awe. …“No,” he finally said. “But I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God who does miracles.” Like Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow… Lin is eager to share his faith and his fan base is broader because of it.
“My identity is in Christ and not in basketball,” Lin said this week. “I love playing basketball, and it's my job. But at the same time, I still recognize I’m a sinner and that’s not going to change regardless of how well I play on the court.”
After Lin clinched a 90-87 victory for the Knicks with his three-point play against the Toronto Raptors in the final seconds of the game on Tuesday, the Chinese-American thanked his lord and savior after the tough win. The expression is one that many NFL fans have heard Tebow make after his victories. "I just thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for that shot. I'm thankful that it went in," Lin said after the game. "Just a blessing. I'm extremely thankful and extremely humbled."
FIRST-PERSON: Linsanity, Tebow-mania & the evangelistic witness (Baptist Press)
The article describes Lin's desire to play "godly basketball." As his longtime pastor asserts about him, "Very early in his life he decided to pay heed to the call of Christ to take up the cross daily and follow after him." Cf. Jeremy Lin Testimony: Youtube; All Spheres of Life — Even Pro Basketball
Yes, I believe Tebow and Lin represent excellent examples of a new era of Christian athletes who are unashamed, as well as grounded in the historic faith once for all delivered to the saints. Christian "Linsanity" can happen anywhere. And we need more unsung, everyday Tebows and Lins for the cause of Christ.
所以惟有神在其中掌權，就像一件很簡單的事情，遇見會影響我生涯發展的教練，或者是神關上這扇門，卻奇蹟般的開啟另一扇門，有這麼多這樣的故事和事件，每一件事都看見神的作為在其中。我一直都想打進NBA，當這一切發生時，我知道神一直都在為我準備，我心中很明白，這就是神現在所要我做的。但是就像媽媽所說的那樣，Donnie Nelson打電話來，他也是一位很虔誠的基督徒，當我在和他談話中，他說要知道神對我有一個完美的計劃，這（次失敗）可能只是一個需要挪開的小石塊，或是一個你需要跨越的小障礙。神是掌權的，這是他（Donnie Nelson）對我的提醒，同時他也邀請我去參加夏季聯賽。
Jeremy Lin 對小牛隊的優美表現：(104 vs 97)
“He is very humble and plays extremely hard no matter if he makes a mistake or makes a fantastic play,” Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd said.
They often defended Lin with the 6-foot-7 Marion, who is athletic and physically imposing and whom the team owner, Mark Cuban, labeled the Mavericks’ defensive most valuable player.
“He’s a feisty little thing,” he said of Lin. “I give him credit — he plays hard. You have to take certain things away from him. There were a thousand pick-and-rolls out there. It’s hard to guard him. That’s the hardest thing to guard in the league.”
Kidd said Lin was “playing extremely well.” “He is taking D’Antoni’s offense and he’s looking a little bit like Steve Nash out there,” Kidd said. “He knows how to cut off, spin, and still get to his spots,” Nowitzki said.
Cuban believes Lin's mental makeup has played a big factor in his recent success.
Cuban said. "Not everyone has the mindset or the mental makeup that Jeremy does so he deserves all the credit."
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only four players since the 1977-1978 NBA-ABA merger -- Bernard King, Shaquille O’Neal, Brandon Jennings and Michael Jordan -- have scored more points in their first eight career starts than Lin’s 200.
If this was a barometer game, the Knicks passed with flying colors. And after torching one of the league's stingiest defenses (through Feb. 18, the Mavs ranked fifth in points allowed at 91.1 per game), they might warrant consideration as a legitimate Eastern contender after all.
"Our chemistry has to get right," D'Antoni said. "Everybody has to adjust to everybody."
"We moved the ball and we had a lot of people contribute," the second-year guard said. "Across the board, the efficiency was there from everybody."
D'Antoni was impressed by Lin's ability to bounce back after his first loss as an NBA starter.
"You can't teach what's inside his heart. You can't teach that, and he has it. His heart is huge," D'Antoni said.
"He played great and he's playing great. It's a great story," said Kidd, who played under D'Antoni's system in the Olympics and called it "a point guard's dream."
Before he was the subject of back-to-back Sports Illustrated cover stories… Jeremy Lin was the subject of good-natured ridicule from his high-school buddies. But those in the Bay Area who knew the 23-year-old pre-Linsanity offer stories that inspire laughs and a reminder: He was, in many ways, an ordinary guy before he was a cultural icon.
“That he was able to help the Knicks come through in the way he did is a great thing,” Federer, …. “I hope to meet him when I come to New York.” Federer said Lin’s story is “why we all follow sports.”
From Mark Zuckerberg to Woody Allen, Jeremy Lin has already drawn several American icons to NBA games this month - and the wattage at Thursday night's Knicks-Heat game is expected to include Mets past and present.
Reyes aside, the Mets' manager,…"I'm as enamored as anybody, because I think it's one of the great, great stories," Collins said.
In a small chapel at the Miami Heat's arena, New York Knicks sensation Jeremey Lin offered a simple prayer three weeks ago. The Taiwanese-American prayed that he not be cut by the Knicks and finally be given a chance in the National Basketball Association (NBA). "I came in late and I heard the chaplain praying for Jeremy to make the squad," Heat power forward Udonis Haslem
No luck for Obama, though -- he had two fundraisers in Miami, plus a third later tonight in Orlando.
"I just want you to know I'm resentful," Obama joked to backers during an event at the Biltmore Hotel. "I'm not going to the game tonight."
"It's not right," the president said. "It's not fair."…"in another life, I would be staying for the Knicks-Heat game tonight then go up to Orlando for NBA All-Star Weekend."
The Knicks were in Boston on Feb. 3, battling the Celtics and fighting to save their season. On Feb. 3, Jeremy Lin looked like an overmatched, easily rattled, mistake-prone reserve. Van Gundy, who had just noted the Knicks’ lack of creative perimeter players, perked up, saying, “That’s a very nice play by Lin.” “In my game notes that I literally write when I go in the office, I wrote, ‘I think Jeremy Lin is a pretty good player,’ “ Celtics Coach Doc Rivers told reporters Saturday. “Didn’t think this. But I should have had him sign it right after the game. I could have made millions.” Still, the 24-hour turnaround remains striking and difficult to explain.
“Most of it is psychological,” D’Antoni said, adding: “Some guys are anointed and can get that confidence right off the bat. Some guys got to work through it. Some guys don’t do it. He just took the challenge.”
“I talked to Jeremy Lin and all of that, and he’s working on calming me down,” Chandler said. “I’m going to have to calm myself [down]. I’ve been spending some time with Jeremy Lin in chapel and everything’s fine.”
 His contract, potentially worth nearly $800,000, was not even guaranteed until Tuesday afternoon. So for the past six weeks, Lin, 23, has been sleeping in his brother Josh’s living room, waiting for clarity and career security. 林書豪目前已成為聯盟炙手可熱的新星，憑藉近期的驚人演出，已獲得紐約人一紙合約，可謂名利雙收，令這名一直寄居在哥哥「梳化」的紐約人新寵，可以有屬於自己的空間，據報林書豪已轉租了前紐約人球員李爾的一套兩房的豪華公寓。He has an older brother, Josh, and a younger brother, Joseph