Another Sensational Player Grabs The Spotlight
Posted by Nancy on February 23, 2012
Isn’t it interesting how certain athletes (of various sports) seem to emerge from the pack and become the newest “hot player of the month”. Last year basketball fans throughout the country became enamored with the stellar play of BYU’s Jimmer Fredette who was making a very high percentage of his shots and firing the ball off practically from mid-court on many occasions. The 6 foot tall guard in the blue and white basketball uniform became a phenomenon in the basketball world. Now, as he is trying to find his place in the world of professional basketball, he’s playing against much more talented players and his star quality has diminished. Then along comes Tim Tebow of the Denver Bronco Football team and he becomes the most talked about player in the country. Although the popular consensus was that his skill level was inferior to the top football players in the league, he was winning games and winning them in legendary fashion. Football fans throughout the country were singing his praises until he ultimately lost to a better team.
The current sensation is a basketball player for the New York Knicks named Jeremy Lin. Lin seemingly came out of nowhere to become the hottest attraction in the sporting world. The rise to stardom was unexpected for this young man who received no basketball scholarship out of high school and who went undrafted after college. He played on the D-league until fairly recently when the stars seemed to align in his favor and he became a starter for the New York team. Since then he has been the catalyst for a long string of wins for the Knicks who have won 9 of their last 11 games and played against and beat some of the today’s greatest players. It’s anyone’s guess how long his superstar status will last and who will become the new phenomenon for all of us sports fans