As the unbelievable story of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin continues to unfold, many have been unable to compare it to anything else in sports. An undrafted economics major from Harvard, Lin is in the midst of one of the most sensational runs in NBA history. Inserted into the lineup due to injuries to his teammates, he averaged over 24 points and 9 assists per game while leading the Knicks to seven straight wins.
Despite what he called his “lackluster effort” in last night’s loss to the Hornets (he scored 26 points but had 9 turnovers), in less than two weeks, Lin has gone from a guy no one knew sitting at the end of the Knicks bench to a New York fan favorite and international celebrity sensation.
But when gamers popped their NBA 2K12 discs into their PS3s or Xbox 360s to recreate what they’ve seen on the court, they were met with outdated video game rankings.
Originally listed with a 56 rating, Lin was bumped up to a 69 last week, but that wasn’t enough. In the latest roster update for NBA 2K12, Lin is rated 75 overall, enough to warrant gamers to restart their franchises and bring Linsanity to their home consoles.
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