The phenomenal debut of New York Knicks' rookie Jeremy Lin -- a Harvard-educated Asian-American -- has stunned the basketball world. Lin was not offered a Division I scholarship, went undrafted after college, and was cut by two NBA teams this season. But he was picked up by the Knicks, and after warming the bench for a bit, has led the team to six straight wins. According to ESPN, in his first five games as a starter, he scored more points than any other NBA rookie -- including Shaq.
These feats might have gone unnoticed in Oklahoma City or Sacramento. But in the media center of New York, he has inspired "Linsanity," and a legion of admirers, including teammates who seem genuinely, refreshingly amazed by his success.