In just 72 hours, Jeremy Lin, the part time contradiction/devout Christian, Asian-American, couch-sleeping, Harvard grad has added a new term to the sports lexicon and has become an icon almost as quickly as Tebow. However, unlike Tebow, most fans didn’t know who Lin was prior to Monday night. That is no longer the case. LinSwag has taken over the city of New York and even inspired a rap song. Lin wasn’t recruited very highly out of high school and despite a stellar career at Harvard, he went undrafted in 2010. However, Lin has shown such a great command of the Knicks sputtering offense in such a short period of time that even if he doesn’t continue playing at this high of a level, I believe he’s a better option than a healthy Baron Davis.

In storytelling, a red herring is a major clue or plot point that purposely leads an audience in the wrong direction. For the past month and a half, the Knicks have followed a red herring at point guard.

For more than two years, the Knicks have hoped a number of superstars would guide their franchise back to relevancy. Ultimately, Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler have led the Knicks back into the spotlight, but haven’t had much luck in the win department.

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