There has never been a greater week in the history of New York sports.
It all started last Sunday when the New York Football Giants stunned the football world yet again, knocking off Tom Brady and the Patriots for the second time. Mario Manningham made a David “Tyree-esque” catch, that propelled the Giants to their second most unlikely victory of all time.
With hundreds of thousands of people filling the streets of New York City in celebration of the Giants’ victory, the week was just getting started.
The night before the Super Bowl, all hope was lost in the Knicks season.
Down by a large amount to the woeful New Jersey Nets, without the likes of their all-star shot chucker Carmelo Anthony, coach Mike D’Antoni had no other option but to give a young kid by the name of Jeremy Lin some playing time.
I would describe his background but if you don’t know it already maybe you should turn on the news instead of reading this article. Lin led all scorers in the game with 25. This performance earned him his first start against the Utah Jazz, in light of the depressing news of A’mare Stoudemire’s brother’s tragic death in a car accident.
Lin racked up 28 points and seven assists against the Jazz propelling them to their second straight win, the first time the Knicks won back to back games since early January.
On Wednesday night, Lin recorded his first double double scoring 23 points and 10 assists, including a highlight reel dunk. Kobe Bryant was interviewed about what he thought of the Lin situation, and Bryant was almost completely clueless of what Lin was doing in New York. Kobe quickly learned what all the fuss was about as Lin dropped 38 points on him, the most by a Knick this season.
Playing in his fifth game in eight days, Lin showed signs of exhaustion in his game the following night against the Timberwolves, or should I say “Muskies?” However, he still managed to score 20 points and dish out eight assists. Most importantly he hit the game winning free throw to give the Knicks their fifth straight win.
Never has their been a more exciting story in the basketball world, as Jeremy Lin continues to shock everyone. The most eye opening stat is that no one since the NBA-ABA merger has scored more points than Jeremy Lin in their first four starts, and only one other person has more assists, a fellow by the name of John Stockton.
With all of the hype surrounding the Giants and the Knicks, a very important New York team has gone completely unrecognized, The New York Rangers. The Rangers won their last three games, propelling them to first in the east, and second in all of hockey. The Rangers haven’t had this good of a start in recent history.
In baseball, even the Yankees are making some news as they are trying to deal away AJ Burnett, which would not be bad at all. As Burnett only has a 34-35 record in the Bronx.
The Giants won the Super Bowl, the Knicks have found a potential savior, and the Rangers are arguably the best team in hockey. What a week.
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