Has the NBA found its own version of Tim Tebow in Jeremy Lin? Or is Lin, perhaps, an even better story than Tebow? Whatever your stance on that is, Lin certainly takes some cues from Tebow and wants to do more of Tebow's non-sports activities. As he told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco (audio link) recently (via CBS Sports):
"I want to be able to do some of the things that he [Tebow] does in terms of the amount of charity work and the non-profit work, and the way he impacts people off the field. I think that is what is most inspiring to me about him."
That sounds very much like a Tim Tebow answer.
But the sports story for Lin is far better than Tebow's. Despite what a certain commercial would want us to believe, Tim Tebow has never been a true underdog when it's come to his football career. Lin, on the other hand, went to Harvard and became an undrafted free agent. After two teams let him go, Lin has exploded recently with three games of at least 23 points or more while playing for hte New York Knicks. He put up 23 points and 10 assists in Wednesday's victory over the Washington Wizards.
How long he can sustain this, though, is the question for Lin. Does Lin Time have an expiration date, much like Tebow Time did?