Madison Square Garden, New York City
By Suzanne Joe Kai
March 11, 2012
I spent the day today watching a Knicks game. This time it wasn't on a television screen from California but up close, live and in person at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
I was on the court, literally, at today's pre-game practice, behind the scenes embedded with veteran sports reporters, at the pre and post game press conference with the coach, and yes - in the locker room with Jeremy Lin.
Stay tuned soon for our feature on Jeremy Lin, Mr. Linsanity himself. Meanwhile, we have posted a few photographs from today.
The greatest thing about Linsanity is that Jeremy Lin can win, he can lose, but he has already achieved the near impossible.
In just a few short weeks, he's turned a country on its head and made it examine how Asian Americans are viewed in the mainstream.
As we watched him in person today, we saw a very talented 23 year old basketball player with a great career ahead of him.
We also thought of the historical milestone he has already achieved - for all of us.
Video screenshots are below.
Author, former Wall Street Journal writer, and historian William Wong writes about Linsanity in this five-part series:
Woah - Jeremy Lin is on Sports Illustrated Magazine's cover - Will the 'curse' of being on SI's cover jinx him? AsianConnections' editor and New York Bureau Chief Lia Chang is in the midst of Linmania in NYC with this report and a link to the Sports Illustrated story.