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Jeremy Lin’s good fortune and bad picture

Jeremy Lin’s play has been the non-stop talking point of NBA for the past two weeks.

Now, due to the MSG Network, Lin’s race has become a popular subject as well.

MSG Network, the station that broadcasts the majority of New York Knicks games, placed a picture of Lin in between a broken fortune cookie with the words “The Knicks Good Fortune” after the Knicks Wednesday night win over the Sacramento Kings, according to sportingnews.com

Lin is the undrafted, unappreciated Harvard graduate who caught the NBA by storm, reviving the New York Knicks by helping them win a season-high seven games in a row. The wins brought their season back to relevancy in the Eastern Conference.

Lin is winning games with last-second shots and 38 point outings, and the fans have reacted. According to espn.com, Lin’s jersey was the top-selling jersey in the league from February 4 through 12.

The Los Angeles-born Lin’s Taiwanese and Chinese descent has been just as popular a topic since his 25-point NBA debut. Even boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t resist, saying that Lin’s sudden stardom is due only to his Asian descent.

Lin’s numbers, however, would dispute that plan. Lin has averaged a team leading 24.4 points per game and averaged 9.1 assists in the seven-game stretch. Against the Kings on Wednesday night, Lin had 10 points and a career-high 13 assists.

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