Jeremy Lin. Is there nothing he can't do?
Madison Square Garden and Time Warner Cable reached an agreement Friday on a new contract, ending a seven-week stalemate that kept 2.8 million subscribers from watching the New York Knicks and their Lin-led winning streak.
Lin's amazing performance as a starter led subscribers to renew their complaints that they could no longer watch Knicks games on Time Warner Cable. The complaints led the sides to a face-to-face meeting this week.
The attention surrounding Lin and the team played a role in pushing the two into an agreement, Chris Marangi, a portfolio manager at Gamco Investors, told the Associated Press.
"Linsanity helped," said Marangi, whose funds own about 5 million MSG shares and 500,000 Time Warner Cable shares. "Time Warner Cable realistically couldn't have dropped MSG -- it's too important to too many fans in New York to not be carried. Both sides probably gave a little."
So customers of Time Warner Cable in New York will be able to watch tonight's Knicks game against New Orleans.