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post #251 of 988
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Originally Posted by The Closer View Post

So, this Jeremy Lin guy seems legit.  Maybe it's because I like the story so much (Harvard grad, undrafted, etc).  One to watch.

 

 

3:05 is his first NBA dunk, apparently.  Gotta be a good feeling.


Does the guy have a jumper?  He seems to be running a layup line.  I guess I'll get suckered in to watching him play the Lakers tonight.

 

post #252 of 988

I hadn't seen him play yet, and it was only 3 games, so I was reserving judgement on Jeremy Lin. Watching him against the Lakers tonight though, he's completely legit. He plays with great pace and balance, and has that rare gift of patience when handling the ball in the middle of the lane (reminds me a little of Brandon Roy in that way). He's just a smart ballplayer. Knows where to be on the court, has good vision, and plays good help defense.

 

When you think that he's played large chunks of time as essentially the only real scoring threat (Seriously, their starting lineup right now is Lin, Jeffries, Chandler, Fields and Walker), it makes what he's doing that much more impressive.

post #253 of 988

What the heck is ESPN doing showing a "yellow mamba" sign?

post #254 of 988

Is it wrong to root against the kid just so the puns will fucking stop?

post #255 of 988

What a Linsane thing to say. This kid is Linvincible. The league has had a complete Linability to stop him. It's complete Linsanity! Lincredible! Linconceivable! It's the most Linspirational story in the league.

 

Yeah, headline writers love them some puns. It does not show signs of stopping anytime soon.

post #256 of 988

I hope the NY/Minnesota game is on.  I haven't seen Rubio play yet.  Be interesting to see them go against each other.

post #257 of 988

Take a Linstagram, Linvisible Man, and be prepared for a few Linspirational quotes.

Terrible headlines aside, the kid is hot fiyah, and my bizarre and totally unnecessary love for the Knicks is unexpectedly meaningful right now.

Mavs got some things going on. Miami-Chicago in the playoffs is what people wait for. Refs are still crooked. I love this game!

post #258 of 988

Well, Lin got me to watch my first NBA game of the year. Fun story. If you're not rooting for him, you are a bad person and you should feel bad!

post #259 of 988

Lin looked good against the Lakers, but the Lakers make every opposing point guard look good. I am withholding judgement on Lin until I see him against top competition and until I see him try to keep Amare and Mello happy. But there is no denying he is a great story and was fun to watch last night.

 

The Lakers and Celtics reminded me of one of those boxing matches between two 40+ former champions. It was exciting to see them in the ring together again, they played a tough and entertaining brand of basketball. But in the back of your mind you keep thinking if either of these guys was in the ring with the current champ or up and comer they would not be able to compete.

post #260 of 988

I finally got on-board with Lin and picked him up in my fantasy basketball league. I doubted him for so long.

 

... And I continued to doubt him, since I immediately flipped him for Andrew Bynum. I do hope this pays off.

post #261 of 988

 

 

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I doubted him for so long.

 


I'm sure you were being at least somewhat facetious, but it's so funny how any kind of tempered enthusiasm, or a pragmatic, "wait and see" approach is met with hostility from fans.  I was reading Ryen Russillo's comments last night and it was almost like he had to apologize for not buying in before the Laker game.  And even though he said the kid played great and he deserved praise, fans had to respond with "well maybe now you'll say something nice about him on your show."  It's four games!  It's Tebow all over again.  Although I will say that I think this guy has much more of an likelihood to be a regular contributor to a pro roster than Tebow does long term, even if it's only as a reserve.  I am rooting for him, though.  I just hate the puns.

post #262 of 988

Assist to turnover ratio is 1:1 tonight, and about 1.5:1 even in this great stretch.  Linefficient?

post #263 of 988

His Linexperience is going to show up from time to time. Heck, Kobe has nights like that. The NBA has a dearth of quality point guards, so I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Lin be a starter for a long time. With Billups gone, the Knicks' other option is the corpse of Baron Davis!

post #264 of 988
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Bulls/Celtics was a good one. One of the best games I've seen the C's play this year. Triple double for Rondo.

post #265 of 988
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Am I the only one who likes the idea of Gilbert Arenas on the Lakers?

post #266 of 988

I'm forgainst it.

 

I want to see Arenas again, but something about that Los Angeles situation feels a bit toxic, and I don't think he'll help.

post #267 of 988

So I guess the kid just hit a game winning three?  Can't wait to see the highlights.

post #268 of 988

 

Gotta love it.

post #269 of 988

The feeling I get from Jeremy Lin is the same feeling of every supporting character when they watch Bruce LeRoy in "The Last Dragon."

post #270 of 988

Tyson Chandler just hopped over that dude. Awesome.

post #271 of 988

I would like to applaud the national sports media and Twitter for making me already despise Lin on a level matched by Tebow in far quicker time. At least I don't have to put up with obnoxious Christian pom pom waving so +1 for Lin I suppose.

post #272 of 988
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Great win tonite, Chicago. Let's go, Clips!

post #273 of 988
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Any thoughts on the Rising Stars Challenge Draft? I like Shaq's team. Game should be fun to watch this year.

post #274 of 988

Nevermind that. What's this shit about the Dunk Contest being reduced to ONE round, with voting limited to schmucks on the internet?

post #275 of 988
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I would like to applaud the national sports media and Twitter for making me already despise Lin on a level matched by Tebow in far quicker time. At least I don't have to put up with obnoxious Christian pom pom waving so +1 for Lin I suppose.



So when did you lose your heart exactly? Or has it just shrunk two sizes too small?

 

Lin has never been acclaimed or recruited on any level. Lin is living on a buddy's couch. Lin is talented. He's not remotely similar to Tebow, except to crotchety old cynics. smile.gif

post #276 of 988
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So when did you lose your heart exactly? Or has it just shrunk two sizes too small?

 

Lin has never been acclaimed or recruited on any level. Lin is living on a buddy's couch. Lin is talented. He's not remotely similar to Tebow, except to crotchety old cynics. smile.gif



It's nothing against Lin's talent or his story per se (but let's see it for a few full seasons before we anoint him Yellow Jesus*) just the sickening and groan inducing sports media machine having geared up to shove this story down our collective throats. No, I don't give a fuck to hear Adam Schefter wax poetically on whose story most parallel's Lin's in the NFL. For Lin's sake, at least he doesn't have the whole Judeo-Christian Savior archetype going for him so that's nice.

 

 

 

*"You know..but still he was the truth" Good enough for Earl good enough to moniker it for Lin.

 

 

 

post #277 of 988
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Any thoughts on the Rising Stars Challenge Draft? I like Shaq's team. Game should be fun to watch this year.



Other than Evan Turner being in this rather than the "I have career journeyman written all over me" Game?

 

 

 

post #278 of 988

I don't know that I've ever watched an entire Knicks game if they weren't playing the Bulls.  Lin played great.  Other than Dirk, he looked like the second best player on the court.

post #279 of 988

I'm ready to say Lin will probably be a good player in this league.

 

...if D'Antoni doesn't burn him out. He's playing a ton of minutes.

post #280 of 988

Hell of a finish to the OKC game.  Durant and Westbrook went nuts tonight; 51 and 40, respectively.  I can only find two other games where one teammate scored 50, and another 40 in NBA history, and both those went three OT.

post #281 of 988

I was at the OKC game tonight. It was my first time at a game here and based on this game I may be ruined for all return engagements. That arena was the loudest I've ever heard a live sporting event and my adrenaline was pumping so hard for the last 45 mins I don't know how another experience can top it.

 

Plus as a bonus my girlfriend is a big Denver fan so it was back and forth for the both of us.

 

Best. Night. Ever.

post #282 of 988

To score 51 points on 28 shots is absolutely absurd. Durant is so unbelievably efficient for the volume that he scores. It's almost unfair that a guy that big has a shot that pretty.

post #283 of 988

http://www.theonion.com/articles/knicks-doctors-continue-carefully-reinjuring-carme,27395/

 

 

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As the Jeremy Lin phenomenon continues to lift hopes and spirits among the Knicks faithful and basketball fans nationwide, team doctors are doing everything they can to maintain the unusually high level of morale by painstakingly and methodically prolonging the groin injury Carmelo Anthony suffered on February 6.

 

"Carmelo's injury really isn't that unusual or severe, as these things go, so we've had to be persistent in striking him repeatedly and forcefully in the crotch to prevent him from returning to the lineup," Knicks team doctor Craig McConnell said Friday. "We've had our trainers out there working with him every day, stretching his groin to a painful extent before hitting him with everything they can—clipboards, water bottles, basketballs, rolls of tape, fists, feet, you name it."

 

 

post #284 of 988

ESPN is in deep shit after referring to Jeremy Lin as a CHINK in the armor.

post #285 of 988

That saying doesn't even fit the situation. It's such a long way to go for a racist pun.  

 

On a cheerier note, Lin continues to do well. His 28/14 + 5 steals line against Dallas made him something like the 3rd person to manage those numbers in the last 10 years.


Edited by Farsight - 2/20/12 at 3:42am
post #286 of 988

God damnit, tell me I won't regret trading him for Andrew Bynum!

post #287 of 988
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Originally Posted by Gabe T View Post

God damnit, tell me I won't regret trading him for Andrew Bynum!



Carmelo might be back as early as today.

post #288 of 988
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OKC was nuts last night. Roll over Kiki and Amazing Grace!

 

Call me a masochist, but I'm watching my Rondo-less C's take on the World Champs. Hope Paul Pierce blows up.

 

Lost in the shuffle of Linsanity, the Spurs are rolling. Tony Parker is playing fantastic. Props due for the old dogs.

post #289 of 988

I guess playing Lin fired Deron Williams up a little bit?

post #290 of 988
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Celtics getting blown out, depressing. Remedy? Classic Pacers v Knicks.

post #291 of 988
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Originally Posted by Bailey View Post

I guess playing Lin fired Deron Williams up a little bit?



Yeah, he still has the games where he looks like the best PG in the game. Usually overshadowed by the ugliness that is the rest of his Nets team. Biggest knock, not sure he makes his teammates better like Paul.

post #292 of 988

Oh, he makes his teammates better. The Nets are so bad they should be losing every game by 40.

post #293 of 988



 

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Originally Posted by wadew1 View Post

I'm ready to say Lin will probably be a good player in this league.

 

...if D'Antoni doesn't burn him out. He's playing a ton of minutes.


Yeah, D'Antoni doesn't play a bench.  In Phoenix he went 8 deep at the absolute most.  That's why the owner and GM started trading away all the draft picks supposedly, because they didn't want to draft and pay a player who would never see the floor in D'Antoni's system.  It's the weirdest thing because he wants to run other teams out of the building ideally, but he also wants his best players to never leave the floor.  Seems a bad combination for this compressed season.
 

 

post #294 of 988

I am hearing both organizations are floating a Deron Williams-Rajon Rondo swap.

 

To the Nets I say this: DON'T.

post #295 of 988
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That would be an amazing move for the C's, and instantly make them a contender.

post #296 of 988
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The C's are getting punished by OKC tonite. Damn.

post #297 of 988
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You heard it here first - the Heat are pretty good. Linsanity got shut down tonite.

 

NBATV has been marathoning the past Slam Dunk contests. Still much love for Josh Smith doing the Dominique.

post #298 of 988
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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

 

NBATV has been marathoning the past Slam Dunk contests. Still much love for Josh Smith doing the Dominique.



Have you happened to watch that "NB80s" show on NBATV? I caught the first two episodes a few nights ago and had a blast with it. So many dudes I'd completely forgotten about: Adrian Dantley, Sidney Moncrief, Andrew Toney, Tom Chambers. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the show.

 

And one more thing: suck it Lakers! Go Thunder!

post #299 of 988
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The slam dunk contest was just allright, but the 3 point shoot out was pretty great. Love that Petrovic got a shout out.

post #300 of 988

I thought some of the dunks were fun.  And Jeremy Evans is a local kid, so I was pleased he won.

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