Friday, July 20, 2012

Where is Spike Lee?

Sadly, one of Jeremy's biggest supporters during Linsanity, Spike Lee, has been silent. Why do you think that is? Has he forgotten already?


32 comments:

  1. Truth comes out. Melo and JR didn't want JLin on team.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8182481/ian-oconnor-blame-carmelo-anthony-loss-jeremy-lin

    "Melo didn't want Lin back, I do know that," said one source who has extensive dealings with the Knicks and their players. "Everybody in that locker room wanted Lin back except Melo and J.R. Smith."

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  2. Even spike won't cross Dolan. Needs those courtside seats.

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  3. Pls move on. No more witch hunting :-I

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  4. Pls move on. No more witch hunting :-I

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  6. Let it go already. Time to move on, what's done is done. Move forward and be positive.

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  7. Spike Lee is a Knicks fan, not purely rooted Jeremy Lin

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  8. Spike Lee is a Knicks fan, not purely rooted Jeremy Lin

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  9. I don't expect any statement from Spike Lee, James Dolan, or GM Grunwald ... to say anything at this point would invite more controversy. They are probably staying silent until the moment passes.

    Meanwhile ... I've been watching the Rockets Summer League games, and these rookies can ball. They are blowing out every other Summer team. Jeremy Lamb is a proven scorer. Royce White and Scott Machado are great at making trick passes. Motiejunas looks like a future Dirk Nowitzki, Lithuanian big man who really can shoot the 3 pointer, just needs to get stronger so he can bang inside. I hope the Rockets don't trade these pieces away for an Andrew Bynum, forget about Dwight Howard he won't re-sign.

    Overpaid stars don't win championships. Especially when they don't have talent surrounding them.

    The Knicks summer team sucks btw, they haven't won a single game yet.

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    1. Yes, those rookies sure can ball. 3 of the Rockets' are on the Top 10 Rookie ladder with their very own Jeremy Lamb as #1. Hopefully they get to stay and be given a chance.

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    2. Too many.star=overloaded ego?
      BTW, There is a familiar face inn Rocket right? Harrelson.

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    3. Too many.star=overloaded ego?
      BTW, There is a familiar face inn Rocket right? Harrelson.

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    4. Too many.star=overloaded ego?
      BTW, There is a familiar face inn Rocket right? Harrelson.

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    5. Too many.star=overloaded ego?
      BTW, There is a familiar face inn Rocket right? Harrelson.

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    6. Too many.star=overloaded ego?
      BTW, There is a familiar face inn Rocket right? Harrelson.

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    7. I proclaimed Jeremy Lamb as the #1 SG prospect here before the 2012 draft even happened.

      I also said that I'd take him over #1 overall pick Anthony Davis who I feel will struggle mightily in his first season and likely beyond.

      I cited Jae Crowder and Andrew Nicholson as being better pro prospects than Royce White (a slow slow three) and Terrence Jones (a four in a three's body).

      I'd have preferred the Rockets draft those two NBA ready players. Nicholson dominated in the Orlando Summer League and Crowder just got signed by the Mavs for defense even though scouts thought Crowder couldn't play defense.

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  10. Came across this article from a while ago. I didn't think much about it back then ... but now that I read it again. Woodson says some rather disturbing comments.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/20111/woodson-switches-to-caa

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  11. Spike Lee blessing Jeremy Lin.

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  12. Chris Rock's sticking by Jeremy. Never knew he was such a big fan:

    Chris Rock ‏@chrisrock
    July 18, 2012If 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.

    16 Jul Chris Rock ‏@chrisrock
    Jeremy linn I've never seen grown men hate on another mans money like this in my life .

    15 Jul Chris Rock ‏@chrisrock
    Please knicks keep linn lets not have a brand new team for the tenth year in a row. Things have to sit in order to jell.

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    1. I think Chris Rock is one of the few who understand the hypocrisy within the Black community. "We were oppressed, we were held to a lower standard ... so therefore it's OK to do it unto other minorities like Asians ... but not to White people because they still sign our paychecks."
      That would make a great Chris Rock joke routine ... and it's a true fact.

      Black people smearing Asian people to regain the favor and charity of the White people on top.

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    2. ABC Baller:

      To be fair, in general Asians haven't stood side by side with or done anything to help or advocate for blacks either. And Asians have been just as willing to curry favor with the power structure (where the black civil rights movement attempted to topple that structure in order to make things more fair for everyone, Asians and out of power whites included). So, if there are issues between Asians and blacks, there is plenty of blame for it to go around.

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  13. The article acknowledges how crappy of a teammate Melo and JR Smith are. But it gives them a pass on how they acted with Jeremy Lin and Mike D????

    The author doesn't think that Grunwald and Dolan are listening to their "star" player? The guy they gave up half their house for, Melo doesn't factor into personnel decisions?

    Then it says it was Mike's own fault he got fired, even though Melo admitted himself he tanked it for Mike D????

    This article is funny as hell.

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  14. He posted one thing about the trade:

    "Like Most Trades Only TIME Will Tell How This Lin Move Will Work Out.Who Saw This Coming?I Didn't That's For Damn Sure.TOUGH BUSINESS.NYK YO "

    He is a Knicks fan first and foremost.

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  15. He's bankrupt because he spent so much money on court side seat during Linsanity games.

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  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=155MZ27AXM4&sns=em

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    1. saw this on an earlier post - great video by 'Spike'!

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  17. I really don't care about the Knicks, Dolan and the negative press anymore. Let's move on and focus on the positives. It's their loss (and a big loss at that) - on and off the court and they'll know soon enough.

    I mostly feel bad for the true Knicks fans like 'Spike Clay':

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S41syWvlEHA&list=FL269qhRQaR4U2PTWRH7e80A&index=1&feature=plpp_video

    I hope the Rockets become the new OKC, young up and comers!

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  18. Let's meet some of Jeremy's new teammates:

    Chandler Parsons (Expect a few JLin alley-oops to this guy):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpljvUyke1s&feature=related

    Donatas Motiejunas:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrf4bl0Ze9g

    Jeremy Lamb:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ-B7YWCHbE


    It's a shame the Rockets have gotten rid of Scola, Budinger and Courtney Lee...

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    1. Wow! the 3 young guns are pretty good.

      Now I'm even more excited and eager to see how Lin and these young players having fun together.

      We will see the beauty of sportsmanship again!!!

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  19. Spike Lee's message to Dolans regarding JLin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=155MZ27AXM4

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  20. Just as most folks on here were Jeremy Lin fans and not Knick fans, and as a matter of fact who began rooting against the Knicks when D'Antoni was fired - and yes that includes wanting Lin to leave the Knicks and get nothing in return for him - Lee is a Knicks fan. Lee has every right to root for the Knicks, and no special responsibility to advocate for Lin, especially now that Lin has joined a team that will be trying to beat his favorite team on the court. Granted, going to the Rockets isn't the same as going to the hated Celtics or another division/conference rival, but Lin still isn't a Knick anymore.

    And that is the difference between Lee and Chris Rock. Rock isn't a Knicks fanatic, or really that much into sports in general. Where Lee made an entire movie about basketball (He Got Game), would have made baseball movies if he could have gotten financing, and made those groundbreaking commercials in the 80s for Michael Jordan and Nike, Rock took what was originally a sports movie (Heaven Can Wait) and turned it into a movie about standup comedians. So while one guy can make social commentary from his detached perspective, the other is heartbroken that Lin won't be leading his beloved Knicks against the Celtics, 76ers and Heat this fall.

    Also, as a Knick fan, Lee probably feels that if Lin wanted to return to the Knicks badly enough, he wouldn't have asked for - and signed - that second offer sheet. Lin fans have the option of choosing to believe Lin when he claims that returning to New York was his first choice on one hand and cheering the offer sheet gamesmanship that got him out of New York on the other. But if a Knick fan chooses to believe that if New York was his first choice then he had $30 million reasons to stick with it, and because he didn't now they are stuck with Raymond Felton for $10 million a year ... that isn't a totally unreasonable way of viewing those terms of events.

    So, you should probably be glad that Lee is being silent because you might like what he has to day if he were speaking from the perspective of a jilted Knicks fan as opposed to an unconditional Lin advocate.

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