February 15, 2012 10:58 p.m.
Even on what qualified as a scoring off night by his stratospheric standards, Lin’s newfound importance to the Knicks was underscored early in the fourth quarter Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
With New York leading the Sacramento Kings by 26 points on the way to a 100-85 victory, Knicks fans clamored for the starting point guard.
“We want Lin,” they chanted.
Alas, the Knicks sent in Toney Douglas, one of the players Lin has supplanted in his stunning ascent from No. 4 point guard. Lin stood near the end of the bench and applauded his teammate’s entry into the game.
Lin was held out for the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points on four-for-six shooting to go with a career-high 13 assists and six turnovers in 26 minutes. Lin made five alley-oop passes that resulted in dunks, helping the Knicks finish with seven players scoring in double figures for the first time since April 2009.
“That’s Linsanity right there,” said New York forward Bill Walker, who had 14 points. “You guys saw it at its best, probably. I mean, he’s getting everybody involved.”
Lin’s relatively meager scoring output ended a stretch of six consecutive games in which he had at least 20 points, but New York tallied the victory with ease. The Knicks (15-15) have won a season-high seven consecutive games, moving back to .500 for the first time since Jan. 14.
Lin earned a breather after a breathless stretch in which he scored 38 points to outduel Kobe Bryant in a Knicks victory over the Lakers on Friday, made the go-ahead free throw to beat Minnesota on Saturday and then made a step-back three-point basket with less than a second left to beat Toronto on Tuesday.
Lin played at least 36 minutes in six consecutive games before Wednesday, prompting Coach Mike D’Antoni to say at one point that he was “riding him like freaking Secretariat.”
D’Antoni eased off on the reins Wednesday, allowing Lin to share a laugh with injured teammate Carmelo Anthony when Lin left with 2 minutes 57 seconds left in the third quarter.
“We were just having fun and kind of talking about how we’re both excited for when he comes back,” Lin said of Anthony, who could return from a strained groin as soon as Friday.
In the meantime, the buzz surrounding New York’s new star continued to intensify.
The Knicks played host to a media contingent equivalent to what they would accommodate during a playoff game. Fans wielded large cutout photos of Lin’s head and an array of pun-oriented signs such as “Lin for the Win,” “Lincredible” and “Let’s Go All Lin,” with accompanying playing cards signifying a royal flush.
“We’re just having so much fun out there and the fans are too,” forward Steve Novak said. “We just hope it never stops.”
Jeremy Lin was born on August 23rd, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Lin
August 23rd, 1988
8 + 23 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = his personal year (from August 23rd, 2011 to August 22nd, 2012) = Consecutive streak. How long will this last?
35 year + 1 (January) = 36 = his personal month (from January 23rd, 2012 to February 22nd, 2012) = Crushing the competition. Maximum output. Having his work cut out for him. Feeling like the weight of the world is on his shoulders.
36 month + 17 (17th of the month on Friday February 17th, 2012) = 53 = his personal day = Offense. Attack. Having a warrior spirit.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
159547 395 48
his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 48 = A man on a mission. His calling in life. Doing what he is here to do.
the following is from astrologer Robert Phoenix’s website:
Lin was born on 8/23/88 to an upper middle-class-family.
He’s a Virgo at 0 degrees. That means his Virgo Sun is opposing Neptune, exactly. Lin’s instant flash of fame came almost to the day when Neptune shifted into Pisces.
He plays for the New York Knicks, who with three of the highest paid players in the league (Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler) for lack of a better term, sucked. Anthony, who never cared more about his own shot than anything else epitomized the Knicks failure. All his prodigious talent and salary was not translating into wins. When the ball got to Anthony, it usually ended there.
The Knicks were sagging and coach Mike D’antoni was rumored to be on the hot seat, weeks, maybe days from losing his job. Then the high strangeness kicked in. Amare Stoudemire’s brother was shot and killed. He had to leave the team. Anthony goes down with an injury. The two Knicks point guards, Iman Shumpert and Tony Douglas were highly ineffective. D’antoni looked at the end of the bench and saw the Asian kid with the crew cut, who had been whacked by two teams already this season and like D’antoni was hanging by a thread as a Knick. D’antoni called Lin’s number and made him the starting point guard. Four games later, the Knicks have not lost and Jeremy Lin has set records that have launched him into the elite status of NBA superstars.
In his last four games, he’s scored, 25, 28, 23 and last night, he outscored the great Kobe Bryant with 38 points. They’re calling it “Linsanity.” His quantum leap into the limelight is making everyone ask the following question; “Just who the hell is Jeremy Lin”?
From an astrological perspective, his game is modeled on his 0 degree Virgo Sun. He hustles. He’s fundamentally sound. He makes other players better. He does the dirty things like take charges. All things that you would expect from someone channeling pure Virgo. As I mentioned before, as a result, he is standing out (outstanding) against the scrim of Neptune in Pisces. The opposition in this instance is really assisting Lin.
Well the fairy dust had hardly settled when Jeremy Lin had somehow magically transformed into the Taiwanese version of Larry Bird. New Yorkers could not stop talking about a kid who is sleeping on his brother’s couch in the lower East Side. Did I mention that he’s a Jesus loving, testifying Christian? I love this stuff.
Anyway, anytime you get a natal Sun at 0 degrees, and I don’t care what sign its in, the energy is present, potent and radiant. The most distilled aspects of the Sun are amplified–no matter what sign–even a Virgo can be a star.
I can’t get Lin’s birth time, but it looks like he has an early Cap Moon, so we know he can be cool under pressure and able to handle the hype and heat of the Big Apple. An early degree Cap Moon likely means Sun/Moon Earth trine. Lin has shown amazing body control and a real sense of fearlessness going up against the best players in the world. The Sun/Moon Earth trine is kinesthetic body knowledge and fluidity resulting in intuitive spatial awareness. This kid has it.
Transiting Pluto is conjunct his natal Neptune. This is a fascinating aspect which younger people born between 1984 and 1998 have and are going to experience as Pluto lurches forward. The energy between the two planets in Capricorn is about removing boundaries. Pluto is power. Neptune is dissolve. Capricorn is ambition and ascent. As Pluto touches Neptune here, the governor is lifted and the individual begins to see what they are truly capable of if they remove the judgment of their own inherited or perceived limitations. Neptune also trines Lin’s Sun and Moon, which likely accounts for his ostentatious and public displays of praise to God. The Neptune/Moon trine gives him a bit of artistic flair as well.
Dropping down a little further, he has a fascinating conjunction with Saturn and Uranus in Sag (25/27 degrees). I know the 25th degree intimately since that is where my Jupiter sits and the Sabian Symbol for it is quite appropriate for Lin; A Flag Bearer In Battle. This speaks to Lin’s fearlessness and picking up the flag for a flagging franchise. Sag is the sign of athletes and normally, Saturn/Uranus create a bit of a grind (think foot on brake and gas simultaneously) but when aligned in the right direction, especially under the galloping rhythms of Sag, it can be a type of controlled explosiveness.
Lin must also also be feeling Uranus in Aries as well, since his Mars is in the sign of the ram at 11 degrees. With Uranus at 2 degrees now, Lin’s dynamism is set to peak in June and July of this year when Uranus hits 8 degrees and Jupiter reaches 4 degrees in Gemini, conjuncting his natal Jupiter exactly. Can you say NBA playoffs?
While it’s going to be extremely difficult for him to maintain this torrid, record setting pace, Jeremy Lin, is not a fluke. However, with both western and eastern stars aligning for him, 2012 will be his greatest year as a professional basketball player.
Its a true pygmalion story. He’s a Taiwanese-American kid that was passed over by Stanford, a school just blocks away from his house. Instead, he played at Harvard. He was cut by the Warriors (his hometown pro team) and the Rockets and now, well, he’s managed to rip a chapter out of the book of Eli. Yes, he’s displaced Manning as New York’s man of the moment.
comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:
learn numerology from numerologist to the world, Ed Peterson: