The phenomenal run of the former third-string, undrafted point guard is about more than just basketball skills.
Jeremy Lin has scored 136 points in his first five games with the Knicks, more than anybody since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976.
Experts speculate that Lin is able to block out pressures to allow his skills to shine.
Some speculate that his religious beliefs help open him up to just go with his ability since, in his mind, it's dictated by a higher power.
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.