Lin has had more face time on TV and in print over the last few days than Pres. Obama. And in my opinion, he is a great story. But everyone has missed the real significance of the story.
Most analysts are comparing Lin to Tim Tebow. While the public love for the two players is similar that is the end of the comparison. Tebow was the most celebrated college player since Archie Griffin won his second Heisman trophy. Tebow was a first round draft choice. Lin had been passed around the NBA like a bowl of Fritos at a Super Bowl party.
I compare the Lin story to that of Ram QB Kurt Warner. Kurt was stocking grocery store shelves before getting a call from the team. In 1999 he was put on the veteran expansion draft list for the Browns to take when they came back into the league.
People forget Warner had been the MVP of the NFL Europe league. He had also been very successful in the indoor football league as well. Despite my screaming at the TV during the broadcast of the Browns stocking draft, they passed on Warner. As we all know he went on … Read more at FryingPanSports