There is a documentary (now available for streaming on Netflix) on Jeremy Lin and his story. I never really knew much about him before this, but after watching I was HIGHLY impressed. This is not the average story, and definitely not the average guy nor character. This guy is a very smart, honest, hard-working kid with a ton of heart. He has continually been under-estimated, and has continually exceeded those estimations. I highly encourage you guys (and gals) to check this out.
I came away being a BIG Jeremy Lin fan, and a reason to watch/follow the team this year. I love guys with heart, and who have a purpose beyond getting paid.
On a side note, I think this is the perfect guy to play with Kobe. I don't want to be dramatic, but this might turn into something, the two of them working together. I really think this could be one very gifted, smart, hard-working backcourt (depending of course, how much left Kobe has in his tank).