--"Jeremy Lin is a fairytale sports success story with all the pieces Americans love to love."
--“I’m not here for the science department.”
--"Lin comes across as soft-spoken and winsome; he comes across as thoughtful. He comes across, actually, as a distinctly Asian-American Christian, or at least like so many that I know."
--"Since the 1985-86 season, 41 players have had such a streak in addition to Lin...All but seven of the players made at least one All-Star appearance in their careers, with about two-thirds of them selected to the All-Star team multiple times. The list includes nine Hall of Famers — and a number of other players who are sure to make it once they retire. The players on the list account for 17 of the last 28 M.V.P. awards."
--“I know who he is, but I don’t really know what’s going on too much with him,” [Kobe Bryant] said. “I don’t even know what he’s done. Like, I have no idea what you guys are talking about….What the [expletive] is going on? Who is this kid?”
Totally unrelated sports story: I liked Jason Gay's sweet take on the Gisele/Tom Brady controversy: "I'm not saying she was right, I'm not saying she shouldn't regret it. But the supermodel loves the quarterback."