Lin-Sanity: What’s Behind the Phenom?

Discovery News:

Apart from his proven skills, Jeremy Lin, the remarkable young point guard for the New York Knicks, is benefiting from a combination of psychological factors that have conspired to help him obtain dizzying success on the court.

Since he came off the bench earlier this month, Lin has scored 136 points in his first five games with the Knicks, more than anybody since the NBA and ABA merged back in 1976. He’s also helped his struggling team put together a seven-game winning streak that has the whole city talking about the Knicks in the playoffs.

Experts who study sports psychology say Lin has performed another remarkable feat — blocking out outside pressures to allow his athletic skills to shine.

Read the whole story: Discovery News

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