Hey, have you recently been enjoying watching Jeremy Lin play basketball for the New York Knicks? Me too! It's been so much fun! But I also suffer from an unredeemable, sometimes-I-even-surprise-myself level of neurosis, which means every once in a while, when I watch Lin do something magical and awesome, I can't help but think: BUT WHAT IF IT ALL GOES AWAY? He's been killing it for long enough now that there's no rational reason to think that it will, of course — but who's talking rationality? We're dealing with “unlikely worst-case scenarios” here, and I don't want you, my fellow crazy people, to be caught off guard. If the wild Lin ride does end, I think you should be mentally prepared to handle it not as I was very recently planning on doing — by crumbling into a heap of tears and darkness and Peeps-binging — but, rather, calmly and with courage. Therefore, I've gone ahead and prepared a plan of action for five possible Lin disasters. Come, let's guard our minds.
Dan Klores is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and playwright and the founder of Dan Klores Communications. Here's his take on Linsanity.
Roy Hobbs has come to Broadway in the form of a sound and sweet basketball player named Jeremy Lin. So much has been written about the Harvard-educated point guard that even the one-woman dating service Kim Kardashian has taken a backseat in the media. But as the Knicks try to replay ’69, we must pause for a moment to consider the tricky media problems that must be addressed with finesse and intellect.
Let the multi-platform celebration of the life and times of Jeremy Lin begin. Broadway actor Kevin Yee has "created" a new musical called Jeremy Lin: The Musical. It is, according to Yee, a "fictional reimagining of the first time New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin proved himself on the basketball court." You want to know the song titles? Yeah, you want to know the song titles. Get ready for bangers like "American Basketball Hero," "Lin-ning It," "It’s Like Applying to Stanford and Ending Up at Harvard," "Math," and "Lin-sanity."
I just don't even know anymore. Check out the video above for the show. (And shout-out to the very Seinfeld bass-slap musical accompaniment. I was waiting for that particular sound to unironically return to popular culture.)