Is New York Knicks player an overnight sensation because he is a team player and not a superstar? What lessons that can be learned from this?

This article titled “Linsanity: Jeremy Lin, teamwork and the US elections” was written by Nicolaus Mills, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 17th February 2012 14.00 UTC

Ever since February 4, when Jeremy Lin became the New York Knicks starting point guard and launched them on their winning streak, the media can’t get enough of him. He was even “Person of the Week” for ABC News.

Lin’s sudden rise has made him seem like the basketball equivalent of novelist Bernard Malamud’s mythic baseball player, Roy Hobbs. In leading the Knicks to victory, Lin became the first player in national Basketball Association history to post at least 20 points and seven assists in his first four starts.

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