Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Count Roger Federer among the growing legion of Linsanity fans.
Speaking on a conference call Thursday to promote his exhibition match against Andy Roddick March 5 at Madison Square Garden, the 16-time Major winner said he’s been following Jeremy Lin.
“I have actually, I’ve heard a bit about it,” Federer said. “I think it’s quite an incredible story actually. I hope he can come to the exhibition, I think it would be great. I think this is why we all follow sports because of great stories like this, that all of a sudden someone breaks through that you didn’t know or didn’t expect and you didn’t know the result was going to happen and that he was able to help the Knicks to come through in the way he did now is a great thing.
“You know, I love the New York Knicks, and obviously having played in that arena, you know as well has been amazing for me. I wish the team well and I thought what Lin has done has been great, so I hope to meet him when I come to New York soon.”
The Federer-Roddick match will be paired with a women’s match featuring Maria Sharapova against Caroline Wozniacki.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.