By now you’ve all heard about the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin and the “Linsanity” that’s hit America over the past week or so. But many have not actually seen Lin in action as the Knicks haven’t been on national TV since they played the Lakers last Friday (and some people in New York haven’t been able to see him). Interestingly, ESPN had originally scheduled Hornets at Knicks for Friday, Feb. 17 at 8pm ET, but then flexed that game out in favor of Dallas at Philadelphia. Oops. But the Knicks will get the national TV spotlight on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 1pm ET on ABC when Lin, Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler take on Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Delonte West and the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Then, it’s one of the Eastern Conference’s best rivalries as the Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic visit LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in the second game of the ABC doubleheader.
Then on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7pm ET, TNT has Lin and the Knicks against the Heat, followed by a clash between Western Conference contenders as Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and the Los Angeles Lakers visit Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second game of the doubleheader.