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Posted: March 3rd, 2012

In celebrating the rise of Jeremy Lin, the Erie BayHawks had a “Lin-Sanity Night” tonight in which they sold Lin/BayHawks merchandise that include replica home and away jerseys.

The BayHawks won, 110-98, against Sioux Falls, who has the D-League’s worst record at 9-27, but Erie coach Jay Larranaga didn’t like how his team played.

After the game, he made a point to say his team didn’t play Lin has since getting his shot with the New York Knicks after posting a triple-double in his one game with Erie. The Knicks are Erie’s NBA hybrid affiliate.

“This was supposed to be celebrating Jeremy Lin Night,” Larranaga said. “We didn’t play like Jeremy Lin plays. Jeremy Lin plays with an energy and he doesn’t participate in games like that because he raises the level of everyone else on his team to play a certain way. So that was disappointing.”

Erie had a pre-game video in which Lin addressed the crowd in his New York Knicks jersey, an “Lin-Sanity” seating section and a trivia quiz that had four questions about Lin:

1. Where he went to college? (Harvard)
2. How many points did he score in his first start with the New York Knicks? (28)
3. On the Lin Top 10 of ESPN’s SportsCenter, where was the BayHawks’ highlight? (3rd)
4. How many days between Lin’s game with Erie and his first start with the Knicks? (17)

Posted: February 16th, 2012

Having turned the New York Knicks around in essence by himself, Lin was once a long way from being the current King of New York.

Here’s a look at Jeremy Lin’s rise from when he came out of Harvard. Lin played one game for the Erie BayHawks, who are an hybrid affiliate of the Knicks, this season before getting a chance to start for New York.

He hasn’t looked back since.

Posted: January 17th, 2012

He’s been in the D-League before.

When Jeremy Lin was a rookie with Golden State last season, the Warriors sent him down for 20 games with the Reno Bighorns. He averaged 18 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 31.7 minutes.

Now the 6-3, 200-pound point guard is with the Erie BayHawks after the New York Knicks sent him down earlier today long with 7-footer Jerome Jordan. Lin has five points in five games with the Knicks, who are Erie’s NBA hybrid affiliate, this season.

Lin, who last season became the first Asian-American player since 1947 to play in the NBA, was acquired off waivers by the Knicks after the Houston Rockets released him to make room to sign center Samuel Dalembert.

Golden State released the former Harvard star earlier.

With Lin, the BayHawks have three point guards along with B.J. Jenkins and Mike Gerrity. Loren Stokes, who plays both point and shooting guard, has an injured big toe so Erie may rest him with the addition of Lin.

Lin is expected to practice Wednesday and play for the BayHawks in Friday’s game at Maine. The BayHawks also play at Maine on Sunday.

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