Friday, February 17, 2012

7 Game Winning Streak Ends

I love that JLin takes the blame for this loss. He actually played very well in the 2nd half including just 1 TO. Obviously, he needs to cut down on his turnovers as he talks about in this post game interview. He is at a little over 5 per 36 minutes. He needs to get it down to at least 4-4.5 per 36 minutes. I think this loss will be good in the long run. It cools down a bit on the Lin-sanity. Get some sleep Jeremy and lets get ready for the defending champs on Sunday.

Also, here are some other high TO stats:

Russell Westbrook is currently at 4.5 p36 this season, Isiah Thomas was at 4.4 p36 his rookie year, Magic at 3.9 p36 his rookie year.


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  3. Bty, Ian Begley used "Linferior first quarter dooms Knicks" to be his headline on this ESPN article:

    http://espn.go.com/newyork/conversations/_/id/7588520/slow-start-jeremy-lin-turnovers-end-new-york-knicks-winning-streak

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  4. ESPN used very racist words "Chink In The Armor" to describe Jeremy Lin just couple minutes ago, and then changed to "All Good Things..." to describe "Lin, Knicks Lose". Obviously, it's from a hater, a racist. But, why a big website like ESPN allowed this kind of behavior?! Sadly, many people gives "Like".

    **Now it changed to "No Win for Lin"!

    http://instagr.am/p/HI7qMvBTZf/
    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7588277

    I think we need to do something about it!

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    1. why be offended? sportswriters - the white ones, in particular - are mostly birdbrained ;). dismiss them with a smirk is what i do; they don't know any better... and yes, i'm asian - LIN and mean (not obeesse!) - and proud of it...

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  5. Are you sure its not photoshopped? Looks like some jokester called "Rejected Jokes" created it. I think it's a lone racist jerk rather than ESPN. I'm hoping that's the case.

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  6. Lin is the ultimate warrior in that he battles NBA backcourt rotations by himself.

    The last time I saw a single guard valiantly go 1 on 5 like Lin has was Dallas's Jimmy Jackson in his contract dispute shortened rookie year. That awful Dallas team had Jackson for only 28 games and won more games with him than they did in the previous 56. He would go out, chase down every loose ball, anchor the defense, pass basically to himself, get triple and quadruple and quintuple teamed, score from all over the court, and be criticized afterwards just like Lin does. Jimmy Jackson was the most unrecognized NBA superstar guard I have ever seen.

    I keep repeating that it is not all Lin's fault that his coach doesn't vary his offensive attack or that his D league teammates simply don't have enough talent to compete every night.

    The Knicks seem to recognize that Lin needs backcourt help. Carmelo Anthony will be back soon, and he will work well with Lin. Jr Smith is an NBA rotation guard who will be a good bench spark and may likely start. If all goes well, Lin will only be double teamed because Anthony and Smith need to be defended when they are on the court.

    The presence of Anthony and Smith should cut down on Lin's turnovers because then he doesn't have to constantly create shots for guys that can't create or make their own shots.

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  7. Some folks need to chill, it's one game at a time, one loss from going 7 wins in a row, not bad at all... The season is still long...

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  8. Really appreciate getting the postgame interviews. I have League Pass but there's no coverage of the pre-game or post-game. Credit goes to Lin for handling this interview well. Despite the swirl of activity surrounding him, and some kind of silly questions, he handles everything with great poise. One wouldn't expect anything less from a true point guard.

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  9. getjie - you should be able to watch all the pre-game, post-game interviews from http://www.msg.com/ as well.

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  10. ESPN issued an apology that it's website temporarily published a headline of 'Chink in its armor' after the Hornets game.
    America is still super racist for Asians, anyone hear about that Asian American military soldier who killed himself due to constant racism?

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  11. after all the questions being asked, how can you bring up a question about alley-ooping to blake griffin? do they just let any journalists in for post-game?

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    1. lol seriously. i think that same chick asked a bunch of stupid questions the game before last night too. who the heck is she?? if i were jlin i woulda just gave her a blank stare and said "NEXT!"

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    2. given her accent, she probably is a foreign correspondent from East Asia. Apparently she does not care about the Knicks team as a whole and would prefer Jeremy to keep making highlight reels.

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  12. I was the witness seeing how espn posted "Chink In The Armor" then changed to "All Good Things...", then "No Win for Lin".

    I also saw Ian Begley @ espn used "Linferior" on the headline of his article to describe how Lin's turnovers caused Knicks lose game.

    Not only that, ESPN commentator Walt Frazier called Lin "Chink In The Armor" on the video too.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/2/18/2807769/chink-in-the-armor-fail-espn-jeremy-lin

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2012/02/18/espn-uses-chink-in-the-armor-line-twice-did-linsanity-just-go-racist/

    This morning, ESPN issued an apology:

    “Last night, ESPN.com’s mobile web site posted an offensive headline referencing Jeremy Lin at 2:30 am ET. The headline was removed at 3:05 am ET. We are conducting a complete review of our cross-platform editorial procedures and are determining appropriate disciplinary action to ensure this does not happen again. We regret and apologize for this mistake."

    Is it enough?

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    1. Be careful not to start any wild rumors. Walt Frazier didn't say he had a "chink the armor"...he was just the one on the phone being asked a question by a boneheaded journalist.

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  13. Those idiots did that crap on purpose, save the apology for someone who cares.. I know behind closed doors they be saying some racist crap all the time, Screw them... It's never going to stop...

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    1. To paraphrase what I read Tommy Amakar (Lin's coach at Harvard tell him), if he wasn't a major factor on court, he wouldn't be getting ethnic slurs in college, and now, I think there is just a lot of jealousy because of the extra hype Lin-sanity has created.

      And Lin-sanity was not created for Lin's benefit, it was to make a lot of $$$ for those promoting it (there was Forbes article about how Lin-sanity has perhaps added $150 million in revenue for Knicks and NBA, and that says nothing about spike in stock value of MSG in Lin era).

      Lin should take it as the ultimate compliment, because he was ready for his opportunity, and he truly took advantage of it with that amazing 6 game stretch (Lakers game in particular).

      Coach Smart, after Sacramento game, said Lin has found lifetime career, and I believe that was primarily because Smart saw how Lin could see all of pieces on court moving about like in chess match, how he could so skillfully orchestrate Knicks offense.

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  14. Other teams know that Jeremy is the key to initiate the Knicks offense, so they will do whatever they can to disrupt him from getting his rhythm. Jeremy has God to guide him. Godspeed Jeremy!

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