Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Jeremy We All Know and Love

With the New York media trying to portray Jeremy as greedy and ungrateful, we here know the truth.

How many NBA players live at home with their parents then go out and buy and assemble their own stuff from Ikea?

Faith, hometown help Lin escape the Linsanity - Houston Chronicle


30 comments:

  1. I've read that piece and no doubt he still down to earth: hanging out with his buddies, playing video games and joking over burgers n fries. Revamp a bedroom to a 'man-cave' for himself n friends. Don't ever change Jeremy.

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  2. I'm not a fan of Chris Rock, but he tweeted some serious truth:

    7/16: "Jeremy linn I've never seen grown men hate on another mans money like this in my life"
    https://twitter.com/chrisrock/status/225052794296610816

    7/18: "If linn were a 23 old black kid who came straight from high school and had tat on his neck that said thug life and happened to score 38 points on the lakers I don't think anyone would question his contract."
    https://twitter.com/chrisrock/status/225645087663730688

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  3. No matter how many people have criticized Jeremy Lin, who is the soul of my life.

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  4. ESPN 6 part article on Jeremy Lin and his contract situation:

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fespn.go.com%2Fnew-york%2Fnba%2Fstory%2F_%2Fid%2F8180308%2Fnba-jeremy-lin-six-degrees-separation-family&h=BAQH2NuXe

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  5. An insight into Jeremy's work ethic/ sense of humour:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S41syWvlEHA


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7LWOwSPOs

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  6. To my scorned lovers in New York, I haven't left you even though you think I betrayed you and abandoned you. Such is your fate and mine for being a Knickerbocker. My struggles and tribulations have led me into your hearts to fill with you delight while i was with you, and now you burn with hate. I don't fault you. You have to understand that my time to shine is here, whether it's on broadway or off-broadway. You are welcome to watch even with one eye closed. The respect is mutual. I'll put up a show to represent my race, color, creed, religion, and just basketball. Then at the end of the day I'll retire into my self-made mancave to unwind.

    Signed,
    Jeremy Lin

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  7. So sad but true if JLin were black it would b a different story. He would have been in NYC with a contract of 4 yrs at $40 mil.....since he is asian he is not worth much but a risk to the team....JLin should work on his tan over the summer maybe he would worth more then $25 mil. By the way how come they dont let Jet Chang have any playing time at the summer league?????? Maybe he is asian as JLin???? Please someone answer me.....

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    1. I did not know he was in Summer League. Which team?

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    2. MN, I think.

      I wrote here before that it didn't appear to me that Jet Chang had NBA athleticism or court sense.

      Summer league is where an unheralded player like Jeremy Lin can muscle his way into a lineup even if there are bigger name players ahead of him.

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    3. KH, only reason JLin was in against JWall in 4th in summer league was because Roddy B. was injured.

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    4. Lin was doing well in the games leading up to Wall.

      He wasn't on the court much, but he had high efficiency in his play. Same with Omar Samhan who was the starting center but played low minutes especially once Ian Mahinmi showed up.

      For Lin to have even gotten to the point where he could come in for the horribly performing Beaubois, he had to excel in practices behind the scenes. I can't see Jet Chang being able to do that at an NBA level.

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    5. Yes, agree on all your takes but wanted to point out big reason JLin got his chance was injury to supposed better player ahead of him.

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    6. Totally true, JLinfan#1.

      I just realized something about that Dallas Summer League situation.

      Rodrigue Beaubois and Dominique Jones were the first rounders that were supposed to be the stars of summer league. Dominique Jones had some moments, but Rodrigue Beaubois was absolutely horrible in every single game and got worse.

      I am now openly wondering if Jeremy Lin did to Rodrigue Beaubois what he did to Iman Shumpert and the other Knicks starters before Linsanity: PUNK the starters so badly in practice that they cannot perform in games?

      There's no way Beaubois could have fought off Lin in practice and then had anything left to actually compete in games. No wonder he got Linjured the way people have a way of doing if they are starting ahead of Jeremy Lin.

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  8. Here is a new piece from the Rockets. I hope all of NY will read it. Jeremy had nothing to do with the revised contracts. His representatives, Morey & Alexander did.

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2012/07/anatomy-of-a-deal-how-the-rockets-landed-jeremy-lin/

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    1. Thanks, Cat with Dogs.

      I came away with a few clarifications:

      1. When Lin signed his Golden State contract in 2010, the other interested teams were the Lakers, Mavs (wished to stash him in the D league for his entire rookie season with no NBA callup), and a 3rd unnamed team. That 3rd team was Houston who Lin now plays for.

      2. Daryl Morey wanted Kyle Lowry as the starter and Lin the backup. Morey's intent was to replace the departing Goran Dragic with Lin.

      3. The guy who was REALLY high on Lin is the only one that counts in the Rockets: owner Les Alexander. He's the one that pushed the second poison pill offer, not Morey.

      4. Les Alexander knew exactly how to stick it to the Knicks in free agency. He knew all along that the Knicks wouldn't match while Morey thought the Knicks would match.

      5. Daryl Morey's vaunted statistical analysis yielded the same results that we came up with here: that Lin was going to be a terrific NBA player. Morey didn't follow his own analysis when he cut Lin.

      6. The thing that probably terrified Morey the most about the Knicks matching Lin is the likely ensuing fury from his boss. Les Alexander had already screamed and cursed at Morey for months about losing Lin. One can easily surmise that Morey's job could have been in jeopardy had the Knicks resigned Lin.

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    2. Yeah, that makes sense. The job of the agent is to get the highest contract (any means necessary), so ultimately they and their client can get the highest cut.

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    3. HA HA! This is my favorite part of the article:

      In the next few days, the Rockets reworked the offer to $25.1 million over three years, all guaranteed. Heavily back-loaded, it would force the Knicks to pay $14.9 million in the third season of the contract, the first season of the more punitive luxury tax. For the Rockets, each season will count roughly $8.4 million toward the salary cap and luxury tax.

      “We talked about it internally for a while,” Morey said. “We brought it up to his agents, asking if they would be OK with more money, and shockingly, they were open to it.”

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    4. :FACEPALM: OMG MORE MONEY.........

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    5. the last sentence was the best!

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    8. It's funny that Morey said,"shockingly, they were open to it."

      When he called Lin's agent to offer them more money, except "they were open to it", what did Morey expect them to say?

      "Neh, we're afraid it's too much. We'd better stay with the original offer, so the Knicks can match." This, would be shockingly hilarious.

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    9. JesLee,

      "Neh, we're afraid it's too much. We'd better stay with the original offer, so the Knicks can match."

      Lol, accdg to angry Nykfans, that's what JLin should have done. As if Morey would have stood for crafting a Nyk-favorable contract just because.

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  9. Check out the racist vitriol from New York fans about JLin's signing with Houston below:

    http://asianathletes.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/its-tough-to-be-an-asian-athlete/

    The irony here is that even some mainstream media like the Houston Chronicle and even Frank Isola(!) are respectively admitting that Houston initiated the second poison pill contract offer to Lin and that James Dolan chose not to match it out of a personal grudge, not business or basketball reasons.

    "The NY Knicks like to say that letting Jeremy Lin go to Houston was a business move, but for James Dolan it was personal"
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-knicks-letting-jeremy-lin-houston-a-business-move-james-dolan-personal-article-1.1119199?print

    "Reason For Losing Lin?"
    http://www.theknicksblog.com/2012/07/17/reason-for-losing-lin/

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  10. Jeremy Lin is way to grounded to do it for money. Throughout all these , he certainly carried himself with class and dignity.

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  11. It was a difficult decision for Lin. I'm glad he had his agent to protect him. Had he not sign the Rocket's offer, he'd be at the mercy of the Knicks.

    Steve Nash said it best, "I think money in many ways represents respect. For example, if you sign with a team and take half or less money, six months later they trade you. Money has to be one of the factors. It's not everything but it is important and will be one of the factors involved.''

    It could happen that the Knicks would try their best to get Chris Paul when he'll be a FA next year by trading Lin, Novak and other young players for him, just as how they tried to get Nash.

    in NBA, nothing is impossible, no contract is too ridiculous, and no trade is too absurd.

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    1. I agree with your assessment; maybe this is one of the reason Dolan so work up over Jeremy second contract with Rockets: it spoilt his plan.

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    2. As I understand it, Knicks can't get CP3 when he is a free agent next year. They cannot do s&t, their salary cap situation. CP3 will not come to NY, he will try to maximize free agency and most likely end up with the clippers again.

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    3. Another thing the Knicks did not like is Lin signing Tanner w/ Montgomery as his agents. The Knicks suggested CAA. I am so glad Lin saw through that suggestion and followed his instinct in retaining outside representation. VERY SMART MOVE. From what I've read CAA is bad news. They represent Woodson, Anthony, JR Smith and somehow affiliated w/ Dolan as well.

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  12. Is it me or did Frank Isola's twitter account get hacked? His 4 or 5 most recent post are a bit pro Jeremy. No, I don't follow him on twitter but I am not scared to take a peek into what he writes. I just don't feel like I have to see it whenever I log on. LOL.

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