Jeremy Lin was dumped by the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, and the New York Knicks sent him down to the D League. The Harvard graduate was barely warming the bench in the NBA until the Knicks' coach had nobody else to bring against their cross-town rivals, the New Jersey Nets. The result was 25 points and seven assists. In the next five games, he's been a starter who's giving new life to a depleted franchise and providing a role model nationwide. Rick Quan is a sportscaster for KGO-TV in San Francisco, with a website called AsianAmericanSports.com.