Quite frankly it worked quite well as long as the Knicks (18-22) were playing B-teams and as long as they were playing mostly home games, the majority against B-teams. But once the team went on the road to face the NBA's "real deal", the craze has imploded and some in the media have suddenly become Lin-audible. Some, who were touting the kid as the "messiah", have headed for the hills.
And why not? During the 2-week craze plenty of eye-balls were glued to the TV sets, plenty of ears to the radio and plenty of gear and magazines were sold. So the media made their money.
This reality was kept Lin-cognito throughout this whole craze. The truth of the matter is, with Carmelo Anthony at the helm, they are a Lin-consistent and a Lin-complete team, not ready to rub elbows with the Miami Heats and Chicago Bulls of the world. Their recent 3-7 run (after the 7-0, Lin-sanity run) is a great Lin-dicator of the type of team they are. And with a tough schedule ahead, they can quite possibly lose 7 of their next 10 games, which would put them at 13-20 during the Lin-sanity era. The same exact 7 games under .500 they were before Lin-sanity. Lin-consistent? Yes.
And for the record, their April schedule is no walk in the "Lin-kin" park either.
Let's see if they have enough in the tank to raise their Lin-tensity level because, if not, they probably won't even make the playoffs. And with Melo running the show I don't see where the Lin-tensity will come from. Besides, chemistry between Lin and Melo seems elusive.