I checked the score on my iPhone during sushi/sake with the girls and announced it to the table, at which point, a random man at the table next to us enthusiastically joined our conversation and proclaimed his excitement about the Knicks win.
“Did you say Jeremy Lin? They won?”
Yes. And yes, 90 to 87.
“I was at Madison Square Garden the day they played the Nets. I put him in my fantasy basketball team that night. That night.”
“He’s been talking about it all evening.” His date said, with a really understanding look for someone whose boyfriend was obviously slightly preoccupied on Valentine’s Day.
After last night’s down-to-the-wire win, Lin now has the highest total score for the first five starting games of any NBA player in history. Talk about building up a fan expectations.