Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Another DNP

There is no way that Mike Bibby should be playing over Jeremy Lin right now. The sad thing is you don't even hear a peep out out of the New York sports media. I thought these guys know their hoops. I haven't heard any of their beat writers even mention JLin.

Anyway, enjoy the highlights.

20 comments:

  1. Giving Lin a chance doesn't fit into D'Antoni's "plans." But apparently, losing 7 of 8 and getting beat by the Cavs does.

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  2. It's weird. Back in Phoenix, D'Antoni seemed like the guy who gave everyone a shot and used a large rotation. I think because he's dangerously close to being fired, he's less willing to tinker with the lineup (that's failing him) and scared to try and fire up the veterans by instilling a young up-and-comer. It's one thing to have a losing record, but once the team starts to get angry with the coach and pull their support, that's a guarantee firing.

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  3. I agree with The SVB. D'Antoni cannot afford take the time to develop players like Lin or Jordan. Maybe it's for the better anyway. Seems to me the best scenario right now is the Knicks decide to extend his contract as "insurance" and send him down to the D-League. Watching him on Futurecast is a great thing. If he is waived, I think he would be claimed by another team but this far into the season he might not get much P/T anyway. He could develop his game and gain confidence at Erie. I'm sure he sees players like Bibby and knows he can make it in the NBA.

    I have a dream! Lin becomes a superstar D-League player. Charles Jenkins is languishing on the Warriors bench and is sent to the D-League. On March 9 Erie plays Dakota and Lin has a triple double against him. The W's get to see what they missed. What are the chances?

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  4. I am originally from New York, so I have been subject to a lifetime of NY racism.
    NY newspapers are full of crap. Back when the Knicks had the underrated Al Bianchi as manager, he drafted PG Mark Jackson at #18. The NY presses and fans howled like they had drafted a total bust, but then they had to eat their words when Jackson won Rookie of the Year in a runaway vote.
    The next year, Jackson had an even better season and made the All Star Team. By then, the idiot fans and journalists were criticizing his supposed lack of defense. So they drafted Rod Strickland who was terrific but then traded him for 34 year old Mo Cheeks who could no longer play. Eventually the Knicks got rid of Jackson and he proceeded to become #3 in all time NBA assists.
    Patrick Ewing was booed mercilessly at MSG. Meanwhile white GMs like Dave Checketts and the marvelously inept Scott Layden were handing out $100 million contracts to Allan Houston and overpaying guys like Keith Van Horn and Kurt Thomas. The media loved Layden because he was white and proceeded to blame Isiah Thomas for the Knicks highest payroll even though Layden was almost completely at fault for those long overpaid contracts. Isiah had his major faults, but he did purge the roster of those contracts which Donnie Walsh incorrectly got all the credit for, drafted David Lee at the bottom of the 1st round (a major All Star draft steal), and put young players on the roster including Balkman who is still in the NBA despite being labeled by the press as a major draft bust at #20.
    Donnie Walsh received nothing but glowing reviews for the roster purging that Isiah mainly did. Being a white guy affords him diplomatic immunity from press criticism. The same goes for Mike Dantoni who would been fired LAST season if he were black.
    Jeremy Lin won't get the press coverage in NY because of his Asian ethnicity. This is just the way things are done in NY.

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    1. amen, everything he said is true. i'm asian, from NY, and I hate myself...

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    2. You definitely should not hate yourself for being Asian. Jeremy Lin is proud of being Asian, and so should you.

      Plus, you should try actually living in America, particularly NY which is a beautiful AND ugly city. It is very different from China.

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  5. I had thought there were large densities of asians in cities such as NY. I assume these larger cities would have more prominent asians in media, business, politics, etc., and thus more diverse. Do you think there's more racism on the East Coast (NY, Boston, etc.) than the West Coast (LA, SF, etc.)? Would Lin be better off playing for a West Coast team or do you think anti-asian sentiments pervades both coasts?

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    1. it's everywhere. the only place it isn't is at the north and south poles. JLin won't get played the minutes mainly because he's got a line of guards that are equally as capable with more experience in front of him (even if they're not performing like it). And since he's asian, he's gotta deal with things like bill walker's smug kenpo karate bowing gesture after the killer crossover the pulled on charlotte. shumpert came out the gates on a mission, now the teams have scouted him and neutralized him. Same could happen to JLin, but the stigma of being asian would compound any failure he experiences. he's got the EYE OF THE TIGER though...like kemba, like drose, like dwade, like kobe.

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    2. I have lived on both coasts and racism is definitely stronger on the East Coast than on the West Coast. But don't think there isn't anti Asian bias in the West Coast, though people are better at hiding it.
      At the NBA level, I don't think it truly matters which coast Lin plays on. NBA teams are increasingly run by people who judge a guy's game by how he looks and not by what he produces. Those "expurts" think that Lin cannot be athletic enough to play in the NBA when in truth he is possibly the most athletic player on the Knicks!
      I don't know what NBA team would be smart enough to play Lin real minuted. It all depends on the coaches and front office staff. My hunch is that no NBA team is yet ready to accept that Jeremy Lin can be more than a garbage time player. Lin cannot do any more than what he is already doing to prove that he belongs on an NBA court.
      Lin's NBA journey gives us fascinating insight into the crass nature of interracial human sociopolitics. We are all fascinated at how a guy who is so good on an NBA court can be so undervalued for racial as opposed to basketball reasons.

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    3. I am happpy being a naturalized citizen of USA. Yes this society is not perfect;but it is still one of best nations on planet Earth. Discrimination is one of huaman nature,there is no escape. I dared to say it's even worse in Taiwan OR China.

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  6. Thank you for the JL highlight!

    One of the announcer really liked JL and was making positive comments. The other announcer said "I know he (JL) is one of your guys..."

    If you read the RealGM blog from the Knicks fan, you will find lots of support for JL. However, there are some fan that just will not give him a chance. I think we find the same polarized responses in the BayArea. I guess it is "normal".

    Go Jeremy! Be at peace and work hard regardless!

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  7. yeah, the kid plays in the NBA. Whether he's playing good minutes or sitting on the bench, he's playing with the best and he's actually getting paid for it. that being said, i think i wanna have his baby.

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    1. Unknown scurb back again to stir things up with homo comments and false advertising again, get a life!!!!!! Haaaahaaaaaa!!!!

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  8. It's money ball, if u guys haven't seen the movie yet I really encourage u to watch it. In the movie the GM (billy beane) wanted to the coach to play his players but the coach didn't want to, so the only way to make the coach play the player, billy had to trade them..

    So the only way Lin will get a chance is if someone gets hurt or they get traded, the coach is making decision base on his next job interview if he gets fired. that how the sporting buisness works sometimes.

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  9. If Jeremy isn't in the Knicks plans this season, I hope they do decide to waive him because these days, PG's don't have a long life span in the NBA. Look at players like Iverson, Baron Davis, Kirk Hinrich... they were highly capable of producing at all-star levels for a few years, then they end up getting outplayed by young, up and coming players who are the same size fresh out of college. Lin needs to find a team that wants him as part of their game plan, and fast before he just gets labeled as a 12th man for the rest of his career.

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    1. As for the next game this Friday against Miami, it looks like we should expect another DNP, unless they get blown out by 20 again. They have a low chance of beating the Heat.

      Man, Vegas should come out with odds on whether Jeremy will play enter a game our not. 50/50 bet LOL I'm sure they could make a killing seeing how many asians are at the casinos and follow Lin's career passionately.

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    2. I think JLin will play this friday...knicks will get blown out by more then 30pts in the third quarter so expect i see Lin play the rest of 4th quarter. Yes...another blow out cant wait to see lin play!!!!

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    3. Let's hope so. I would love to see JLin school LeBron (I certainly think thats possible if given the chance. LeBron is all hype, no fundamentals. Plus he travels.

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  10. If you watch the video of the game against the Bobcats, when you see the Knicks starting 5 celebrating on the bench, particularly Bibby jump bumping with Tyson Chandler, you will notice Bibby can hardly even get off the ground anymore. He has lost his athletic ups, and hes basically playing based on his past, not because of his current skills. After the Knicks lost against the Cavs the following night, this video seems kind of silly especially because they only beat MJ's Bobcats. What a joke. And worst that they lost to a LeBron-less Cavs.

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