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“Linsanity” is NOT Just a Dream

On the overnight basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin, translated…

The past three months had been just like a dream.

We met him at the New York Knicks’ training center in the start of January, without any members of the press from the American media, he just joined the Knicks and was quietly practicing with the rest of the teammates, after the other members are done practicing and are taking rests, he still practice outside the shooting lines, and still worried that he might get traded.

Starting February 4th, “Linsanity” started to ferment, the Knicks went from barely breathing in the after season games to getting back into the games, Jeremy Lin became the new American Idol; the Madison Square Garden is now, always FULLY-PACKED, he became the “golden child” of the American Press, “Linsanity”.

Yesterday, before the games, we heard that the Knicks are hosting a press conference on behalf of Jeremy, we’d all sensed that something wasn’t right, but, we never expected that it would get this bad.

At the start of the press conference, the publicist for the Knicks, Sue Bonovitz and Coach Woodson walked into the room, and the words that followed, “the half-moon disc”, “lacerations”, “six weeks”, “knee surgeries”, these few keywords were read out loud, and, what everybody feared the most had happened.

After Woodson had spoken, came Lin’s turn to face the press, without letting the press get ahead of himself, he spoke of the examinations during the past few days, along with his being treated for his injuries.  Said that he had never had any kind of surgery before, he just knew that at first, it started with feeling sore, until it exacerbated to the extent that he couldn’t run across the courtside any longer.

Back then, Jeremy never expected the season to be over so soon.

“It feels awful,” he said, followed by “it is what it is”, with a scent of helplessness.  Because once something happened, there’s NO way you can change the outcomes of the events, all he could do was to face up to the challenges in the future with bravery.  The past three months had been like a dream, but, Linsanity DID happen.  So, what if he’s been injured?  It is what it is, after the surgery, he will go through vigorous rehabilitation schedule, Jeremy will be back again.

So, one more star turns pale, and, is ready to FALL out of the skies, and this, is just the REALITY of the world.  If you get everybody’s attention right now, then, you’re the “it” child, but, eventually, everything will FAZE out, and, where does that leave you?  A “Has-Been”, and, with sports, it would be easier to get “released”, because the turnover rates and the rates of injuries, they are really fast, and, before you know it, you’d be REPLACED by the “next-big-thing”, another version of who or what you used to be.

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