DALLAS -- New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is sweeping the nation and blowing up Twitter.
And don't think the world champion Dallas Mavericks haven't noticed.
"He's done some great things,'' Mavs guard Vince Carter said. "He's playing extremely well.
"The buzz is something -- you can't beat that. There's nothing like experiencing that.''
The Knicks have over $65 million in salaries tied up between Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, Baron Davis and Tyson Chandller -- in this season alone. But it is Lin, who earns a mere $762,195 this season, who is all the rage in the Big Apple.
The Knicks have won their last six games since Lin became front and center. The last five wins came with Lin as a starter, including his game-winning three-pointer Tuesday to beat the Toronto Raptors, 90-87.
Again, the Mavs are taking notes.
"Every time you open up a paper, particularly in that market, your name is front page,'' Carter said. "When you're on the back page it doesn't get any better than that in New York.
"Trust me, I've been there. Particularly in a good light, of course.''
The Mavs will get their first glimpse of Lin when they play the Knicks in New York at noon Sunday. By then, they should have plenty of film on the kid who is dominating the NBA landscape.
"I think he's accomplished a lot in a short period of time,'' Carter said. "He's very popular right now and it's just wonderful for him and I'm happy for him.''
When Carter -- known as Vinsanity -- was asked if he had a problem with Lin -- known as Linsanity -- somewhat stealing his nickname, Carter replied: "No comment. No comment. Good for him.''
-- Dwain Price
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