Oh the Lin-Sanity moncler jackets cheap ! China Has a New Hardcourt Hero
Move over Yao Ming, China’s newest basketball hero is … Jeremy Lin?
Lin, a former Harvard star who went undrafted out of college, gives up 14 inches and roughly a hundred pounds to Yao, the former No. 1 draft pick and recently retired center of the NBA's Houston Rockets. He's also an American by birth, the California-raised son of Taiwanese immigrants moncler jackets .
But none of that appeared to matter to China's basketball fans after the second-year player exploded for a career-high 25 points in leading the New York Knicks to a victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday then went on to top that effort with 28 points in a win over the Utah Jazz on Monday moncler jackets sale .
Video clips of Lin's performances have circulated widely on China's popular Twitter-like microblogging service Sina Weibo, where the 23-year-old's Chinese name, Lin Shuhao, ranked among the top 10 most searched terms Monday.
Images of the 6-foot-3-inch guard outperforming NBA veterans moncler coats cheap , including All-Star point guard Deron Williams, have garnered him global acclaim, including on Twitter, where the hashtag #linsanity has been trending. But he seems to made a particularly big splash with Chinese viewers, some of whom had begun to lose interest in the NBA following Yao's retirement in July last year moncler jackets on sale .
“Nice. Since Yao Ming retired I haven't watched much of the NBA, but now they have him – Go Lin Shuhao!” one Sina Weibo user wrote in response to a photo of Mr. Lin posted on the NBA's official Weibo feed.
“An American born and bred who has nothing to do with Chinese basketball moncler sale , but Chinese basketball fans love to watch him,” wrote Chinese basketball commentator Yang Yi . “It's because he's tapped into a dream: an Asian guard using skill and awareness to compete in the NBA
Lin is the first Chinese-American player in the NBA, and spent his first season with the Golden State Warriors, who signed the undrafted Harvard graduate in 2010 to fill out their roster moncler down jackets . He saw limited minutes with the Warriors, but was cheered in arenas around the country, particularly in cities with large Asian communities, as fans came out in droves to cheer their homegrown star.
To be sure, Lin is a different kind of Asian basketball player from Yao Ming. While Yao's size put him in a somewhat self-selecting group—people north of seven feet tall can certainly do a wide range of things, but they're frequently drafted into playing basketball—Lin went from Palo Alto High School to an economics degree at Harvard moncler jackets women , but remained committed to making it as a professional basketball player. (Yao recently enrolled at Jiaotong University's Antai Economics and Management College as his post-retirement career rolls on.)