Up to Thursday, February 23, 2012, it could be said that the entire world was stricken with linsanity. It seemed that Jeremy Lin could do no wrong and so the New York Knicks to the Linsanity show to South Beach. Big mistake. They should have taken their talents to South Beach.
The Miami Heatles were eagerly waiting to throw some South Beach water on the Linsanity and that was what they did. No one prepared Jeremy Lin for this and the youngster was charmed by Charmers. Of course, as typical human beings the first sign of trouble they jump off the band wagon. No Jeremy Lin is made to look totally out of his element on national television.
Never mind, Jeremy. You are a good point guard. What the Heat taught you was invaluable and you will not learn it from anywhere else. Do not lose your confidence because you will be rewarded. The same way you did not give up and kept showing up time after time until it was recognized that you can play with the best of them, and it paid off for you, it’s the same way you will get over this.
Just understand that basketball is as much physical and skills as it is mental and skills. The other players were just sick and tired of hearing about this Linsanity. Kobe had no idea who you were until you drop 38 on him. Dallas came in and thought you were a push over and you took Jason Kidd down memory lane and you gave your team a win. Now the word is out that you are good, so expect people to come at you. In life, nobody pays attention to you if you are not making an impact. Everybody writes you off until you prove them wrong.
We can all learn from Jeremy and he can learn from the linsanity that surrounded him. Understand that when the enemy rears its ugly head – it’s because it is has heard your name. Don’t let the circumstances of life beat you down because of one failure. Get back up, hold up your head and keep moving forward. If the linsanity is over then the news, sports reporters, business, politicians and others will have nothing to do. For that reason the linsanity must go on. Just the presence of Jeremy Lin at the NBA 2012 All Star game this weekend will be good for all. On Wednesday, the New York Knicks and Jeremy return to the Garden that is, Madison Square Garden, and we shall see what we shall see.