Today in Sports History: February 14

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 2012, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin hit a dazzling buzzerbeater game winner to lead the Knicks over the Toronto Raptors 90-87. The cultural phenomenon known as Linsanity peaked. Lin was an undrafted guard from Harvard who came out of nowhere to lead the Knicks to a seven-game win streak. During the February stretch, Lin averaged 26.8 points for the first six games in the Knicks’ winning streak. Lin scored 136 points in his first five starts, the most by any player since the NBA and ABA merger in 1976. Since New York, Lin went on to play for six NBA teams over nine seasons. In 2019, Lin won an NBA title with the Toronto Raptors. Lin is vying to make an NBA comeback, and currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA G League.

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