Jeremy Lin drops 38 on Lakers

New York Knicks Jeremy Lin drives to the basket in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 10, 2012. The Knicks defeated the Lakers 92-85 and Lin scores 38 points. UPI/John Angelillo

The Jeremy Lin story keeps getting more amazing. Naturally, some were questioning whether this kid from Harvard could sustain his incredible run against the Los Angeles Lakers, and then Lin went out and dropped 38 points on them.

Stop the Lin-sanity? The Lakers tried and tried. And failed. Badly.

The New York Knicks rolled over the Lakers, embarrassed them, really, fielding a lineup that would be laughable if not for Jeremy Lin.

The Lakers weren’t amused after Lin had 38 points and seven assists in the Knicks’ 92-85 victory Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Kobe Bryant was seething after the game, kicking a trash can in the locker room before quietly stewing at his locker in the corner. Lakers Coach Mike Brown tore into the team, telling players they needed to compete much better than the alleged 48 minutes they’d just logged.

It was another head-scratcher for the Lakers (15-12) in a season already filled with them.

This is a great story, though you have to wonder why Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni waited so long to play the kid. If it weren’t for injuries, the kid would still be wasting away on the bench. Didn’t he show off these skills in practice?

In any event, the NBA has a new star, at least for the moment. Let’s see if the Lin show continues.

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