Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stats and Video Don't Lie

Here is some old stuff we talked about and posted on our site years ago:


Jeremy is way quicker than Sherron Collins (#10), as you see JLin blow by him. I watched this before the 2010 draft and knew that Collins was a marginal NBA prospect. Not only is Collins not that quick, he is only 5' 10 1/4" without shoes, almost 5" inches shorter than Jeremy. Who in their right mind would compare the two?




Here is another obvious sign way back when that Jeremy was destined for the NBA. Here he is finishing over a 6'11" lottery pick, Greg Monroe. I love the guy who made the video who couldn't hold back and blurts out "yes!".






One more game in which he dominates against a Big East opponent and outplays another lottery pick, Kemba Walker. One of the announcers says he is of Vietnamese decent.






There's a ton more video like this. I'll post more if you guys need more evidence.







19 comments:

  1. Awesome collection! Thanks a lot!

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  2. Jeremy was so fast in the video! I love his steals! like flashing light beam!

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  3. Fans like us does not need evidence. Those nah sayers need to see this! :D

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    1. this post was probably made for kidd4ever. i had not seen the finish over greg monroe, so thanks.

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  4. THANK U for uploading. I just love watching jeremy's old & new video. Can u pls. upload some more? We miss Jeremy, he said on his Q&A at FB that he will make more videos. We are waiting, but I think he's busy and still recovering from his injury. Old videos is ok, it will put a smile in our face while waiting for him to play again. Do u you know if Jeremy visit this fansite? Can we invite him for a Q&A here, like what he did in his FB. I watch one of his interview he mention his friend made this WWW.jeremylin.net website. Please, please, please invite him. Thnx again.

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  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmIuHdeL_vk

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  6. It's videos like these that really make me wonder just how racist the scouts are. I don't know how much more evidence is needed to show that Lin can/could compete at any level. Lin wasn't even DRAFTED and yet a guy like Kemba Walker is a lottery pick?!?!?!!?!?!

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  7. What kind of stats can we expect Jeremy Lin get next season? I just did a calculation. Lin only averaged about 13ppg and 5apg in 7 games under Woodson. Assuming both Lin and Woodson remain in NY and Anthony and Amare don't go down too much for the season, I don't really expect Lin's role to expand too much. I think he will continue to be a 3rd option at best in that system. Something along the line of 16ppg and 7apg and under 3tpg can be achievable and can be considered an improvement, right? And I really hope Lin can up his shooting % to 48%+ and 3 pt to 38%+ and FT to 80%+, that will really open up his game.

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    1. As a matter of fact, I just checked that the highest 3rd option in the league is Chris Bosh at about 18ppg. The next are Pau Gasol and Harden at about 17ppg. If Lin can emulate their production, I think it's already a major success. And the reality is that Anthony and Amare are well established as the 1st and 2nd options and probably deservedly so. And barring an injury to either or both of them, I can't really see this pecking order change. I want Lin to improve his apg but I can imagine it's kinda hard to generate assists in an iso based offense.

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    2. And yes not to mention that Lin still has to compete with a possible healthy Baron Davis for minutes. Less playing time will definitely affect his overall season stats. Especially if Davis has a nice playoffs run, I can imagine Woodson will become more confident in him.

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    3. No need to worry, Cara.

      As long as Lin makes the most of the minutes granted him, he will be just fine.

      Woodson could even elect to bench Lin completely out of the rotation. Then Lin will do what he did earlier this season and start pounding the players ahead of him until they no longer can function in games. Then Woodson would be forced to play or trade Lin.

      Now that Lin has tasted big league NBA ball by playing major minutes, everything for him will come EASY from now on.

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    4. What kind of numbers do you think Lin can average next season realistically?

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    5. Even though I point to numbers when I'm debunking anti Asian basketball prejudice, I am actually NOT a numbers guy.

      While there are some minor improvements I'd like to see Lin make on offense (spin dribble, midrange floaters, post ups), I expect Lin to have a relatively smooth year mainly as a distributor.

      I fully anticipate Lin decreasing his turnovers, playing slightly fewer but far more efficient minutes, guarding the All Star point guards more effectively, and shooting a higher percentage.

      Now if the Knicks get rid of Jeremy Lin and he ends up on a team like Charlotte that needs him to produce points, Lin will produce them at a Linsanity rate. That does not mean that Lin would be playing better than the high efficiency distributor that the Knicks want him to become.

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  8. Jeremy Lin is actually my favorite basketball player, and a huge inspiration to me, and I watched every single one of his games even though that means I have to sneak
    Like majority of Lin fans, they did not predict the level of success that he will have today. However, since this is a Lin-Fan site, there are gonna be a few people who predicts his future correctly. (but again, if you make 10 predictions and 1 comes true, how great are you at predicting?)
    The reason I decided to comment is that this blog has continued to criticize almost every coach that doesn't "give him a chance" to an overwhelming extent. I guess it's just you guys criticize Coach D'Antoni every time you get a chance, without knowing that he's one of the most respected coaches, and he was just giving other people chances before Lin. (other players who deserves to play just as much)

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    1. Well, we do respect Mike Dantoni here.

      Even though he nearly cut Lin, Dantoni did have the audacity to play Lin in the end. Thus we here actually respect Dantoni and feel that he would be an excellent future coach for Lin.

      Other coaches, particularly Keith Smart, do not get the same accolades from us. We felt that Keith Smart was wasting Lin's talent, and ultimately so did Smart's boss Joe Lacob.

      Mike Woodson seems to have done an excellent job with Lin, though many of us are still in a "watch and see" mode with him.

      And of course, we show NO MERCY to the NCAA Division 1 coaches that felt Lin was not good enough to play college ball because he is Asian. They rightfully deserve to be criticized on this board.

      Good to see you posting here, Kidd4ever. Just make sure you take a look at Jeremy Lin vs. Sherron Collins as provided by our great blogistrator here.

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  9. How can they not get the ethnicity right when your job as the commentator is to get all the facts straight in that spread sheet they always look at while doing the play by play... It seems kind of racist to me in my eyes.. Vietnamese/Chinese/Taiwanese get it right please!!!!!

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    1. I sheepishly admit that when somebody mistakenly calls me Vietnamese or Korean or Japanese or even Italian in one instance (crazy, I know), I don't take it personal and just gently tell people that I'm Taiwanese American.

      The other day, my business neighbors were surprised to find out that both my parents were from Taiwan. They figured that with my good ABC English, I was not 100% Asian even though I look it.

      We Asian Americans are big and kind enough to let cases of mistaken identity go (most of the time).

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  10. Yes, more videos, please, but not because of needing more evidence, we already know why we fully support this young athlete, it's because it's such a joy to watch all these videos.

    I was also touched by what he put on Twitter today about his new motto. The world would be a better place with more people like him.

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  11. Please more video. I love to watch Jeremy's new or old video. And like what HY said, we don't need evidence we already know how good he is. We just want to watch him because he makes us happy. Thank you :) for uploading.

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