For Wednesday's podcast, we're taking a little trip back down Memory Lane. I'm joined by Jared Dubin of Hardwood Paroxysm and Jason Concepcion (also known by his Twitter handle @netw3rk) to talk about the great new book We'll Always Have Linsanity: Strange Takes on the Strangest Season in Knicks History. It's a really smart look back at the incredibly surprising season that was Jeremy Lin's explosion onto the NBA scene for the New York Knicks last season. Jared and Jason are two of the writers/contributors from the impressive list of contributors to the project.
We discuss what it was like to experience Linsanity as a Knicks fan after all of the years of embarrassment from the Isiah Thomas era. Nobody could have imagined it would happen when last season began with how the Knicks were constructed and Lin's status as an afterthought player in the league. When did they realize he was becoming a phenomenon? Why didn't it work with Carmelo Anthony? Why was Lin so polarizing? How much did race play into the story, reactions and backlash to Lin? And what was it like when they found out it would be a short-lived experience.
You can buy the book on Amazon here. You can follow Jared Dubin on Twitter at @JADubin5 and you can follow Jason Concepcion on Twitter at @netw3rk. Both are fantastic follows, not just for the Knicks but also for general NBA basketball.