Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LinSanity Continues...

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  1. YEAH!

    What a game..it was so nice watching JLin vs J.Wall again

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  2. OK, that dunk....that dunk was linsane

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  3. The past 3 games (all WINS) against Deron Williams, Devin Harris, and John Wall:
    - 25 points, 7 assists, 2 steals.
    - 28 points, 8 assists, 2 steals.
    - 23 points, 10 assists, a steal and block.

    All the "expert" scouts look silly now, from HS, to college, to the pros. This kid was California state HS player of the year but received no D-I scholarship offers. He took Harvard to its best seasons in 50 years, outplayed 1st round picks from UConn, BC, and Georgetown, and was still undrafted. He earned a minimum contract by outplaying John Wall in summer league. He rotted on the bench at Golden State, and this year started getting minor NBA minutes after a triple double in D-league. In his only opportunity with legit NBA minutes, he immediately goes off and sparks his team. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't been following this kid for years. Disney or some Asian company needs to make a movie about this kid overcoming adversity and barriers at every single level and being clutch oftentimes with only 1 opportunity to make it.

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    1. And going from hoping he'll get a few meaningful minutes to hoping he doesn't play too many minutes. LOL

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    2. That's right. We've gone from "Lin the first guard off the bench" to "FIND LIN A BACKUP!!"

      My favorite line of all is not Linsanity nor Linning, it's "We are all witnesses." This is something historical, and you can feel it.

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  4. Disney will be racist....as it always has been with minorities. I'd say an indie production for his movie.

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  5. [Disney will be racist....as it always has been with minorities. ]

    Right, the "Jeremy Lin" story starring Zac Efron! Just like how Hollywood whitewashed Asian characters in Last Airbender, or 21, or The Departed, and I heard they are remaking Akira now starring Leo DiCaprio (no joke).

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    1. Exactly. You're gunna see some non-Asian dude with a black hair piece trying to play b-ball and sit in class. Sigh.

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  6. It was such a nice move and made the defense look stupid. Without looking at the context of the whole game or knowing about Lin's skills, one would look at this and think, "wtf was the washington defense doing?" But you have to realize that before this he was playing the inside out game very nicely and dudes like Novak (awesome shooter btw) were knocking down 3's. He crosses John Wall and then drives in and basicaly beats one defender who had bad position (lower guy) and the other defender was looking for the kick out to bibby if he committed. So in the mind of an inside defender, it's either: go up for the block and possibly stop the layup or give him an and 1 (which he has consistently been getting) OR stay on the outside shooters to defend the possible kick out. This is why I believe Lin's type of play is so sustainable and can bring the Knicks back as a floor general. It's really simple if you think about it and it can be unstoppable at times. Really excited to see what else this kid can pull out. OH and to all the naysayers: YES HE CAN DRIVE LEFT!

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  7. Spike Lee will make the Jeremy movie. I kind of want to star in it.

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  8. what shoes is jlin today wearing ?

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  9. Wow, that was a really brave move JLin.

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  10. Wow! I am absolutely stunned by Lin's play of late...
    KHuang, if your reading this, I'm going to have to eat my words. You predicted Lins all star level of play, and I waved it off as fan boy talk. Egg on my face right now! I'm really hoping Lin keeps up his stellar performances, and despite the 'Fire Mike' movements, he ultimately gave Lin a chance. Things really do happen for a reason! The Knicks couldn't have been a better team for Jeremy!

    Does anyone happen to have a link to download the game? I really wanna see Lin's defense on Wall!

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    1. Thanks hugh.

      I am glad we have all seen the truth of what Jeremy Lin can do when given real minutes against top NBA players.

      There are a lot of highly regarded NBA players that just cannot play. Evan Turner was drafted #2 in 2010. At the time, people would have cursed at anybody who said Lin was better than Turner. Now it's Turner who is playing like a D league callup, not a #2 overall pick. It's Turner who is supposed to be doing the things Lin is doing, not the other way around.

      I firmly believe that the NBA has been.sorely weakened by poor personnel management by franchises. When teams do stupid things like the Orlando Magic wasting a 1st round pick on overrated Daniel Orton (3 ppg, 3 rpg as a nonplaying freshman) over Lin or Omar Samhan (20+ppg, 11+rpg, 3+ bpg, WAC Defensive Player of the Year, 30+ ppg in two NCAA Tourney victories), they hurt their own chances at winning.

      By the way, the Magic would not be so terrified of losing Dwight Howard if they had Samhan. Like Lin, Samhan is another great undrafted player with "All Star Potential".

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  11. Didn't see the game itself, but the numbers are definitely All-Star quality. I was wondering when he'd get a dunk like that...WOW. Yea it was uncontested pretty much, but one dribble from the 3 pt line is impressive...that is a Wade type of move. Too bad Rookie-Sophomore teams have been picked already...maybe an injury will occur?

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  12. Dam..............that was some sick crossover by Lin on john wall....n a monster DUNK...its funny how every stall by his lighting speed to the hoop...what now haters!!!!!...please teach me the sick crossover Lin.....

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  13. about damn time he threw one down ;) was probably pissed off wall dunked one on him earlier.

    steve nash's twitter: "If you love sports you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing. Getting an opportunity and exploding!!"

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    1. Brandon Jennings gave him props on Twitter, too.

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  14. Wow. Have you guys ever heard of an away crowd get so hyped over an opposing player's dunk? I think Jeremy has fans everywhere.

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    1. well you have to factor in the fact that Washington has a lot of Knicks fans and NYC fans commute to DC for the games whenever those two teams play. you can see a lot of knicks fans in the crowd.

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    2. True. I think there were more J-Lin fans than the Wizards fans then. That crowd just erupted.

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    3. and you also have to factor in that DC has a lot of Asians

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  15. Friday will be the true test. Thankfully the Lakers are on a back-to-back against Celtics. But if Lin can deal with the Lakers 2 big man I don't think there is much that can stop Lin, Unless they start playing a compressed zone denying anything within the box.

    But Man so happy for Lin! I hope this is just the beginning of a new born star!

    And first time seeing Lin dunk, didn't know he could do it!

    Wonder how the team will be with Amare and Melo back.

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  17. If Lin keeps starting and playing. I may have to opted to get League pass.

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  18. Just had to post this:

    http://i42.tinypic.com/2z8tbb7.jpg

    Hahaha...maybe not 2K13, but maybe 2K14?

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  19. i know i am a lucky man when, in the midst of jlin's filthy slam past John Who?, the wifey goes online and buys me (and her) tickets to lakers-knicks at MSG friday night.

    the garden is going to be insane and magic and charles debating on who is better - Lin or Kobe?? hahaha

    What a week!

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    1. Awesome wife dude. Where I can get one like that?

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    2. she is a rare breed indeed!

      my mistake - the game is on espn tomorrow, not TNT!

      MSG is going to be rocking. Our boy is going to carve up the Laker guards all day son!

      If they get desperate and have to throw Kobe at him, my head will explode.

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  20. wall talks about the summer league game with jeremy - he seems like a pretty decent guy

    can't figure out how to link to the video itself, here is the page:
    http://www.nba.com/wizards/video/originals/#

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  21. HA HA, HATERS- BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TIME TO COME. THE TRUE BELIEVERS KNEW HE COULD DO THIS, JUST NEEDED A CHANCE. MAN, I REMEMBER ALL THE HATERS SAYING HE COULD NEVER MAKE IT. THIS IS SWEET, SWEET REDEMPTION FOR ALL THE FAITHFUL. THE REST ARE JUST JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON. WONDER WHAT KEITH SMART IS THINKING NOW FOR HAVING OVERLOOKED A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH AND THE REST OF THE WARRIORS FO PLUS ALL THE SCOUTS AND ALL THE COLLEGES THAT DISMISSED HIM SO EASILY CAUSE HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE AN NBA PLAYER. SHOWS U HOW MUCH THEY KNOW WHICH IS JACK. EAT CROW, HATERS!

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  22. The one issue I had with the clip is the announcers. The Knicks announcers are obviously homers but their reaction / enthusiasm to the dunk would have been better than the NBA TV guys who were like "Yawn, the kid just dunked it".

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    1. It's hard to be excited when your team is a joke and your future star is getting outplayed by an undrafted guy from Harvard...again.

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    2. I'm pretty sure those were the Wizards commentators because they were playing in Washington. That definitely didn't sound like Walt Frazier talking.

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  23. Let me say it again. Jeremy is on his way to being the Asian "Steve Nash"! Once he develops a consistent jump shot, he will be unstoppable.

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    1. I still don't think that comparison applies (though D'Antoni alluded to it). Lin is a much better defender than Nash ever was. But Jeremy won't ever have the jumper that Nash has. He will improve, but Nash is like a 45% career 3pt shooter, which is just sick.

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    2. Nash was not known to be a great scorer in his early NBA days.

      This may sound unbelievable, but Phoenix was using Nash as a part time DEFENSIVE STOPPER in his early Phoenix years. That's not made up, that's what the Suns coahing staff said.

      It took a long time for Nash to develop. Jeremy Lin in his 2nd year is so much better than the 2nd year Nash was.

      When Jason Kidd came into MSG as a Dallas rookie, he dominated the game but not the way Lin did. Oscar Robertson was asked about Kidd's errant jump shot and said it looked just fine. Kidd was a far worse shooter than Lin in his Dallas years, and he didn't become a passable jump shooter until his NJ days.

      Lin's jumper is just fine. He'll improve there, just like he's improved everything else.

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  24. Video highlights are up already! Thanks to shacmng:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA-uNq-N9hY

    Good part of Lin-mania: video highlights posted fast

    Bad part: too many junk and duplicate/stolen videos to sift through. IMO shacmng, aman2k, deansoapbox have the best JLin edits.

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    1. I think "kietasss" has the best quality. He does daily vids for all NBA teams and players, highlighting to best performance or two of the day.

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  26. Jeremy Lin does it again for the 3rd time.

    http://www.jimmynews.com/2012/02/jeremy-lin-does-it-again-for-3rd-time.html

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  27. "I didn't know he could dunk" Tyson Chandler

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  28. nash can't dunk. he can't beat john wall off the dribble without the help of a screen either.

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    1. LOL he actually can dunk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmL3G0LW-Do. No it's not a Rick Roll.

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  29. I've written some crazy looking quotes about Lin here before he Linvaded the Knicks starting lineup.

    But this blew my mind away: bleacherreport considers Lin a darkhorse MVP candidate!

    If Lin wins MVP ...

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    1. I agree.. if he is able to lead the Knicks to the Championship or even the east conf championship then he deserves mvp. but lol, man don't pay bleacherreport too much attention. They don't have too many basketball experts on there. I've heard some ridiculous things on there that make me highly doubt their staff's fundamental basketball knowledge. You can tell that some of there posters don't even watch the game and only look at stats. For example, one guy was talking about how Shumpert will be able to learn how to play PG better than Lin in an offseason and that 6'5 is an ideal size for an elite PG. Lol.. terrible.

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    2. Oh, I don't take bleacherreport's "pros vs cons" style of writing seriously. They simply put forth opposing views on everything, which is cool.

      What I do take seriously is that Jeremy Lin has played so well that he can even be mentioned in an article about MVPs.

      Even though I am not surprised by Lin's success, my head would explode if he won MVP.

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