Right now the hottest player in the NBA is Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.  He has come up huge in their last few games, but his biggest test comes tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jeremy Lin is the talk of the town right now.  He is averaging about 25 points a game and 8 assists, but has he really been challenged yet?  The Knicks last few games haven't really been against contenders.  They have faced the Nets, Jazz and Wizards.

Tonight Lin will have to face off against Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and veteran point guard Derek Fisher.  This will be Lin's first real test against some big time NBA talent.

The Knicks are riding a three game win streak, and a big part of that is thanks to Jeremy Lin.  He has brought some excitement to a team that seemed down and out.  Perhaps the big talent of Carmelo Anthony was a bit too much.  With Melo out, Lin has more opportunity to shine.