Steve Nash Calls Jeremy Lin ‘Outstanding’
As Steve Nash sees it, Jeremy Lin’s incredible path from the bench to breakout star is a good, old-fashioned sports story: an underdog athlete playing well, sparking excitement and leading a struggling franchise to victories. It’s not, as some have surmised, a story of Nash’s old coach, the Knicks’ Mike D’Antoni, finally finding a Nash-esque point guard to plug into an offensive system that is making this mania happen.
“Every team in the league runs pick-and-rolls, so I don’t see why you would discredit what he’s done or qualify it,” Nash said of Lin, who is averaging 26.8 points and eight assists during New York’s five-game winning streak. “I think he’s been outstanding regardless.”
Nash jumped on the Lin bandwagon on Wednesday, tweeting, “If you love sports, you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding!!” to his list of followers more than 785,000 long.