Jeremy Lin's latest news conference video hit the web Wednesday night, fueling the Linsanity after the New York Knicks won their seventh game in a row, trouncing the Sacramento Kings 100-88.
Jeremy Lin's latest news conference, just minutes after the Wednesday win, includes a wide-ranging interview with the Knicks' newest star, who touched on topics ranging from the praise he recently got from President Barack Obama to the roller-coaster ride his life has taken over the past couple of weeks.
He seemed particularly taken aback by the words of encouragement Obama offered, telling reporters the following:
I'm very, very honored and very humbled, Lin said. I mean, wow, the President. Nothing better than that.
Lin did, however, have some criticism of his own game, which he discussed during the news conference:
As a point guard, my field goal attempts have been really high and I don't think that's necessarily good, he said. I think it's more of my job to distribute and get people in rhythm.
Lin had 10 points and a career-high 13 assists Wednesday night--despite playing just 26 minutes--in just his sixth NBA start (which was also sixth in a row.) The star is beginning his career with a bang, breaking a number of records already, including the most points ever (109) in a player's first four NBA starts.
Lin, a 6'3, 200-pound point guard has taken the sport by storm, overshadowing his All-Star teammates Carmelo Anthony and Amare' Stoudamire by leading the team to its best streak all year without their help.
Lin, who hails from Palo Alto, Calif., was a star in college, when he led Harvard University to its all-time best basketball season in 2009 before graduating and going un-drafted in 2010. He proved himself in the NBA summer league, dominating John Wall in one particularly impressive game, and was then signed by the Golden State Warriors.
And now, he is unexpectedly the hottest player in the NBA, and as only the fourth Asian-American ever to play in the league, he has emerged as an icon in that community as well. And Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni only expects him to continue to do well:
He just does everything easy and the rest of the guys around him are playing the way we want to play,D'Antoni told CBS News last week, adding the following about Lin: The things that are real are his vision, which won't change; his speed, which won't change; his knowledge of the game, which won't change. I think it can only get better.
Watch Jeremy Lin's latest news conference video below: