Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lin-Sanity 7 at 7

Seven JLin takes and tidbits:


1.  Jeremy wins the NBA Eastern Conference player of the week and will be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Believe me, this is just the beginning. Watch for him to be on the cover of Time and many other magazines.

2.  Amar'e will be a beast, coming back playing for his "Guardian Angel" big brother who past away, and with Jeremy playing and having fun like he is Magic JohnsLin, there will be no stopping the Knicks. Not even Carmelo can stop them. Kidding, Melo will be fine with JLin. They'll challenge for the NBA Title, with "The New Big Three", JLin, Melo, and Amar'e.

3.  Nike inked Jeremy as he first signed with Golden State. They're drooling right now as he'll be marketed in the mold of  the old Tiger and Michael Jordan. Expect Nike JLin/Lin-Sanity shoes and apparel soon.

4.  The Knicks winning streak is at 5. Look for it to be at 8 when the Mavs visit the Garden Sunday. There is a good chance that the winning streak will be at 11 heading into their showdown at Miami. That Heat Knicks game will be one of the biggest, craziest, regular season games ever!

5.  Did you know that Jeremy was a punk in high school and was constantly tossed out of practice? Shows you we can always change and grow up.

6.  Spike Lee will be wearing Jeremy Lin's #4 Palo Alto High School Jersey this Sunday vs the Mavs on ABC.

7.  Jeremy will be a Hall of Fame player and he will go down as one of the all-time greats. Doesn't that sound crazy? The table below compares him with the best player to ever live, Michael Jordan, as well as two of todays best in Derrick Rose, and Lebron James. Also, lets and go over some background. Jeremy didn't play the point in college, so his learning curve is very steep. He's just getting comfortable at the position. Jeremy also just started hitting the weights real hard in the last year or so. He has made drastic gains in core strength, muscle stability, and explosiveness while working with the experts at Sparta Science. He still has lots of room for improvement athletically. His major strengths will not go away just by teams additional prep work: Heart, will to win, unselfishness, court awareness, court savy, anticipation, quick first step, killer cross, getting into the paint, finishing. His weaknesses are things that can be worked on or improved with experience: Making his left hand as strong as his right. Tightening up his handle overall. Better decision making. Pull up jumpers. Now, here is the data.

My buddy pulled the data from basketball-reference.com. Total over first 4 starts of career:


Stat J Lin MJ Drose Lebron
Points 109 100 69 61
FG % 51.3 48.7 45.8 43.3
FT's 26 23 15 8
Assists 33 18 14 30
Steals 8 6 4 9


Oh, and Happy Va-Lin-tines Day!


















55 comments:

  1. Hey man, love your posts and all, but "They'll challenge for the NBA Title, with "The New Big Three", JLin, Melo, and Amar'e." Give some props to Chandler, who has had an amazing season, alright?

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    1. Seriously! Chandler was a workhorse during this streak. You can see why the Mavs didn't resign him. no sees the intangibles. Chandler runs the pick, slip screen, etc. every time even if the pass doesn't go his way. He defends the paint like no other.

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  2. give props to the whole team! novak, shump, jefferies, landry...even TD and BIBBY. you might think i'm crazy, but it's because TD and BIBBY sucked so bad that JLIN got the opportunity to be where he is today...so definitely give props to the WHOLE team! I think i left out balkman, i'll even give props to that dude too since he can play some d and he's got 6 fouls to give. wha-WHATTTT???!!!

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  3. Is there any way you can turn this site into a public forum?? It looks like we might have a great community here....

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  4. Our boy Jeremy Lin is kinda of low key and grounded. I am very proud of his achievement so far. But he has way to go. Let's be his humble fans too.

    I agree that we'd better not to call them Big Three. It is really a team work and JLin is a good team player.

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  5. "Did you know that Jeremy was a punk in high school and was constantly tossed out of practice?"

    LOL, I thought the video link was going to be of Jeremy getting kicked out of practice. =)

    Here's a look back at his last game against the Wolves. This video also includes unconverted passes, defense, and other non-stat plays:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmOsaF-kw6s

    He started with another blistering first half, but ran out of gas on the second half (understandably, after going for 38 the night before and having to fly halfway cross country). But despite losing his legs to finish at the rim, Lin had 4 asts, 4 reb, 1 stl in the second half. He got his teammates the ball and allowed them to pick up the scoring. And when the game was tied with 24 seconds remaining, they put the ball in Lin's hand, and Lin delivered.

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  6. #17 need to blow out that hair and rock the asian fro. come on MY people, you know what i'm talkin about...the "in-between" growing out stage. man...i could REALLY identify with THAT!

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  7. i just watched video of bill walker hitting 5 3's in a row in practice. wth??? DO IT IN A GAMEEEEE!

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    1. haha it's a lot easier to do in practice. Jeremy could easily hit 5 in a row in practice and he's shooting something like 3/20 this season.

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  8. Doesn't matter, though. The world will always have the past 10 days, and Diepenbrock will always have one particular moment. It happened in the Knicks-Lakers game, early, when Lin and Kobe Bryant were running downcourt together, trailing the play, neither part of the action.

    Kobe reached out and put his hand on Lin, not a shove but not a tap, either. More than anything, a message. You know, a pecking-order thing.

    Diepenbrock's voice starts to rise and accelerate as he talks about what came next.

    "Jeremy swiped his hand away," he says. "It was like, 'Get the [bleep] away from me.' And that moment, man -- that was Jeremy. He's a nice guy, but he's cut-throat."

    LOL!


    http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/7574452/jeremy-lin-high-school-coach-surprised-too

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  9. I found 6 places to get Jeremy Lin jerseys: http://bit.ly/ygqPAj

    Was wondering if you guys knew any more places that are selling them and what your experience was.

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  10. Here is a good article in Business Week.
    It starts with Kobe's comment,

    “When a player is playing that well, he doesn’t come out of nowhere. It seems like he comes out of nowhere. Go back and take a look and the skill level was probably there from the beginning. It’s just that we didn’t notice it.” —Kobe Bryant on Jeremy Lin

    http://www.businessweek.com/top-news/the-prophets-of-linsanity-02132012.html

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  12. Watching tonight's game. Guess J Lin is just a flash in the pan. 27 and 11...but only 2 rebounds? WTF?! Kidding. :-). What on Earth were people missing with this kid? Nuts....they were down, and he brought them back. Should be a lot of embarrassed looks being exchanged between scouts and NBA executives.

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  13. This was a gut check win! Pure heart! I totally thought they would lose this one but they hung in there. Props Iman for his D on Calderone.

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  14. Jeremy Lin is more clutch from Lebron. Lin Had some problems with free throws. Needs to cut down the turnover. But I'll take that clutch game winner! Lincredible!

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  15. I am 40 years old, but OMG! That was amazing. I am on a plane and completely distraught about missing the game, but between Gogo and ESPN, I saw all the points. I am laughing, I am crying. Amazing. Sorry for the in depth analysis.

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  16. OMG...it's Lin AGAIN. Though with 8 turovers, he leveled the game and hit the WINNIE 3. OMG!

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  17. Dang...

    Lin got lit up Calderon. He turned the ball over. He couldn't hit his free throws...

    and he goes for 27 and 11 while hitting the clutch 3...

    Lin was the best AND worst player on the court!

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    1. Defeinitly not the worst player. That belongs to Bill Walker

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    2. that's a good example of perseverance. some nights are not going to go your way but it's what you do at the end that counts. game winning three baby.

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    3. You guys are so right.

      Lin may have made the most mistakes, but he also made the most positives.

      I hope Carmelo Anthony returning will relieve playmaking and even ballhandling pressure on Lin.

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  18. Mike, "....I totally trust his decisions...." From garbage time player to the couch handing you the ball and say whatever you decide.....wow!

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  19. don't wake me up for this dream...oh wait its not a dream its real.. this is simply Linsational.

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  20. Let's also give credit to Shumpert. He has made BIG plays especially in the last three games that were crucial.

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    1. Agree. God orchestrated Shumpert's D, Chandler's rebound and Lin's 3-pointer together to make Knicks win.

      The teamwork is great and God is awesome.

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  21. I saw the "Emperor Lin" poster that was at a game a few weeks back and it just clicked with me. If Miami has King James, the New York should have Emperor Lin.

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  22. Jeremy Lin is ONLY 23 years old. He will continue to get better. The sky is the limit for him.

    He is an absolute killer, an assassin, totally fearless and a true LEADER who is ultra clutch.

    He did have turnovers, but in his post-game he said they threw looks he'd never seen before. He dramatically cut down on turnovers in the 2nd half once he digested what they were doing.

    This Knicks team is completely different, resilient with Jeremy Lin on the floor. For those who missed the game, they were down 11 to 12 points almost the entire game but kept clawing and fighting.

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    1. MUCHAS SMOOCHES FROM LANDRY <3!

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    2. I'm almost glad to see some TOs, haha. Because that means Jeremy can get even BETTER than he is now. Which would make him truly elite.

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    3. Yeah, it's probably a good thing Lin is NOT staying at Fields' place.

      More importantly, I'd like to see Fields attack the basket more. With three and even four defenders lined up on whataver side of the court Lin is on, the Knicks shooting guards next to Lin can get to the rim in one or two dribbles.

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  23. NY has the "Linperor" who is now playing like a "LinVP".

    When Lin was dominating in low minutes before the NJ game, his nickname should have been "The Garbageman".

    I feel like I'm in "Linbo". So do his teammates and opponents, it seems.

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    1. Jeremy's version of Limbo (a realm where Lin owns everything and everyone)

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    2. Well, even here at the blog we used to call him "America's favorite garbage time player!"

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  24. Now that I know Linsanity is legit, I'm actually feeling sorry for some of these road teams. Take the Wizards and Raptors where half the audience or more is cheering for the opposing team...it's basically a road game/neutral court instead of a home game for them. And the Raptors are playing well and seemed to be in total control until the last 2 minutes.

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    1. Yeah but Toronto and Washington DC are both very close to NY. The Wizards are a struggling team so not many fans attend the game. Knicks fan take those seats. There is a huge asian population in Toronto and most of them were rooting for Lin tonight.

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    2. and... isn't it other team's fault for not recruiting Jlin??

      i certainly dont feel sorry

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    3. feel sorry? you saying you don't want other asian fans to come see the jeremy lin show? hater. those teams should be grateful when lin comes to town so their arenas can be full. lin plays for the whole country and all the asians around the world. better get your tickets when the jeremy lin show comes in your town.

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    4. No, that's not what he' s saying.

      Every NBA team passed up on Lin except NY. So when those teams lose their home court crowds to Lin fans (Asian and otherwise), it's interesting to see road crowds cheering for Lin.

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    5. oh ok that kind of sorry like pity. i get it now. lol

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  25. I have been following Jeremy Lin's career since his days in Harvard and today was the first time I got to see him play in person in Toronto. Let me just say how proud I am of his accomplishments to date and happy to see the strong following that he has now. The ACC in Toronto was filled with at least 60% pro-lin fans in the stands. The asian population in Toronto not just in attendance who support Jeremy is mind blowing and thank you for this site for keeping me updated for last 4 years and counting!

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  26. Still too early for 7. If he maintains this for this season and multiple seasons then I would agree!

    I just hope he can keep this up!

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  27. I'm also impressed at how many road Lin fans are NOT Asian.

    My personal experience has been that the average person is much less affected by negative racial stereotyping than "elites" who look for every excuse to reject anything less than the so called "best". The typical NBA fan sees a lot of himself in Lin, regardless of color.

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  29. With Lin-sanity reaching the White House and hearts of millions of fans, can we learn a lesson from this rising star who has stormed the NBA world like never before?

    Jeremy Lin: Against the Odds He Succeeds: http://healthnsports4u.blogspot.com/2012/02/jeremy-lin-against-odds-lin-spirational.html

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