I’m not much of a basketball fan. I hardly ever watch the game on TV. Maybe the NBA finals. Lately, however, I have noticed the buzz surrounding Jeremy Lin. This fellow has certainly excited the world of basketball with startling plays and a pile of baskets to his credit. I plan to watch the Knocks on Sunday just to catch a bit of ‘Linmania’. Nevertheless I think it’s useful to remember that while Lin in certainly exciting and fun to watch he has quite a way to go to even come close to the orbit of the game’s greatest player, Michael Jordan. The other night Lin scored 38 points and made headlines everywhere. Jordan routinely scored over 40 and occasionally topped 65 points in one game. That’s one man scoring more then half the points of his entire team. And he wasn’t 9-feet tall. I give Jeremy Lin all kinds of credit and support. I hope he becomes another Michael Jordan. But he’s got a long, long way to go…
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