Jeremy Lin has done more than just resurrect the New York Knicks’ season, save Mike D’Antoni’s job, catapult himself to the highest levels of fame and make himself a global brand.
The Knicks’ out-of-nowhere point guard also has taken one of the more interesting NBA seasons we’ve seen in a long time and utterly overshadowed its other compelling storylines with his spectacular rise.
This is why Deron Williams channeled everything he had into scoring a season-high 38 points in the Nets’ 100-92 win over the Knicks on Monday night. It’s why Lin and his teammates need to gird themselves for the fact they’re likely to face the very best efforts opposing teams have to give.
Lin hasn’t just turned himself into the story of the season. He’s stolen a lot of the glory that rightfully belongs to other teams and other players.