State Assemblywoman Grace Meng said she was excited to meet New York Knicks point guard sensation Jeremy Lin, who she called a down-to-earth guy and, as a Harvard graduate, a great role model for young New Yorkers and Asian Americans.
Lin, who attended Harvard after receiving no athletic scholarship offers, has become a favorite of Knicks fans, and the term “Linsanity” was coined to describe his rapid rise to fame.
The 23-year-old is the first NBA player to score at least 20 points and get seven assists in his first five starts.
Lin, who is 6-foot-3, had been sleeping on his brother’s couch because he did not have a place of his own in New York City.
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