1. How ironic is it that the Warriors drafted 2006 New York City Player of the Year (Student-Athletes) Charles Jenkins to take the place of the Bay Area's 2006 California DII POY, Jeremy Lin, now in NYC? I think before they did, they should have checked out the list of top point guards who've come out of Cali: Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Baron Davis, and Russell Westbrook just to name a few off the top of my head. We know how to grow point guards here on the West Coast.
2. I'm going on record to say that the waiving of Jeremy Lin will go down as one of the worst moves in NBA history. It'll be right up there with Portland taking Sam Bowie instead of Michael Jordan.
3. Jeremy Lin an NBA MVP candidate? or should I say LinVP? Sound crazy? Well, not in Vegas. They have him at #10. Also, JLin ranks #11 in PER at 23.49. Steve Nash won his 2005-2006 MVP at PER rank of #14 at 23.29 and in 2004-2005 with a PER rank of #18 at 22.04. If the Knicks keep winning, JLin will be in the MVP conversation with LeBron and Durant.
4. What we are seeing now with the racial junk from the media is nothing compared to what Jeremy has had to deal with for years. He not only had to deal with "I got this guy" from all the opposing players wanting to guard him because he didn't look like a baller, to "you got the wrong day, tomorrow is open gym for volleyball" or "are you the trainer?", not to mention ever single asian racial slur in the book, straight to his face from players and fans alike. However, all of these obstacles have made him who he is today, a mentally tough minded player who plays like an assassin. He has also modeled the way to deal with this. He never brings it up to condemn or to us as an excuse, but doesn't hide it either. His play as well as the way he gets along with all of his teammates, opposing players, and coaches will do tons of good for race relations in regards to the way Asians are viewed and treated.
5. Jeremy's mom is an Engineer but she spent most of her time while the boys were growing up, driving them from practice to practice to practice.
6. Check out the highlights against the Hornets below. The stroke starting to look sweet.
7. The Mavs are playing well in their last few, especially Dirk. He will be a tough matchup for the Knicks. Also, can't wait to see the match up of the old guard and the new guard. JKidd vs JLin.