By Peter Vecsey
Jeremy Lin is for all the people who have been told since they were kids they wouldn’t amount to anything. His unfathomable emergence from the bottom of the Cracker Jack box is for the world’s walk-ons.
The last time Madison Square Garden’s crowds were this surprised is when front-row fans realized there wasn’t water in the bucket but confetti.
Lin is the 99 percent’s identity. His stratospheric success is a prayer for the preponderance promised nothing in the Land of the Prima Donna. He is the Revenge of the Nerds’ sequel.
He is a rescue animal that nobody wanted, who stars in his own rescue and also winds up saving the cheerless family (metaphorically or not) that took him strictly for companionship.