Saturday, October 13, 2012

Haters Gonna Hate

Please remind me to call out this guy when Jeremy makes the All-star team. Hows this quote:

More than a problem with his knee, what I saw again from Lin is that he is limited as an athlete,’’ was how one person with years of NBA experience put it after seeing Lin’s debut. “Offensively, he should be fine. But when he has to guard opposing point guards, especially guys with speed like Russell Westbrook, he is going to really struggle.’’

Funny how they keep finding NBA experienced people who think he is not a good athlete or not starter material.

Failure to launch ... Knee injury aside, Jeremy Lin may not be what Houston Rockets bargained for - NY Daily News

Besides seeing it with my own eyes, here is the testing that disproves these clowns:

February 2012 Archives | The BAM Box Score

The "Lin"side Point Guard Review - The BAM Box Score

21 comments:

  1. Mitch Lawrence has had a history of trying to put down Jeremy Lin, remember his atrocious article last year? This current article has other paragraphs on other players. He is playing the search-ranking game on Google and knows Jeremy Lin will bring him hits. I didn't want to post about this too because it brings Mitch views, but just utterly atrocious.

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    1. Mitch Lawrence also came out with this crap last week:

      "...Under new owner Josh Harris, the Sixers are going to be leaning more on statistical analysis to break down their team's performances and opponents' tendencies. But cautions one Philly insider, "We're not going to be like the Rockets," noting that Houston GM Daryl Morey, one of the NBA's leading proponents of "analytics," must have been blinded by statistics to have given Jeremy Lin $25 million."

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  2. please don't click on the link!! he is only doing it to get page hits!! It is a pretend article.

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    1. Agreed!

      I read the article before seeing it here. And it's a total crap $$$$$. I guess he wants to write for them a lot longer.

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  3. Forget about that idiot. People are already bashing him for that hateful written article.

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  4. You can clearly see most, if not all Lin haters in papers and fan forums come from NY. Ugh, why so bitter if he's bad?

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    2. Thats hitting the spot. If JLin was really as bad as they claim they wouldnt have to pull things out of their asses to bash JLin. They would just have to ignore JLin and wait for JLin to fail (as they claim would happen) and he would be forgotten.

      Instead - they act like they have a special gift. They act as if they see things others dont see. They act like they embody the enlightenment movement :) "Look out bball fans - that asian guy is dangerous - hes deceiving us - open your eyes".

      And in fact - they do have a special gift. Its called envy, hatred, racism, bias, whatever. Mix that with mental illness and you have people who go online or on tv - not to root for their athletes they support but to bash athletes they dont support. Imagine us going on a site dedicated to table tennis just to bash their players ... why would we do that? I dont know - all I know is they do these things...

      I believe these people only feel good if there is someone for them to look down to. It is in fact a way of life some people choose and it seems as if these people panic as soon as their world view is somehow being disturbed (asian guy playing bball? NO WAY).

      I dont know about you people but I sometimes feel like that kid in that movie who sees dead people. I dont see dead people but I see crazy people...

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  5. exactly, especially if you visit realgm once in a while you can see that knicks fans (homers) saturates the whole forum even the general forum. all they do is spread hate and not back anything up with logic or reasoning. then other fans play along like idiots.

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  6. *shrug* half way down the article I knew the author didn't even watch the game. I think Rockets are going to surprise everyone this year. They got hustle, lots of ball movement, and so far no cancers. There were quite a few Rondo-esq moments for Lin, and sometimes he resembled CP3 drawing away defenders and penetrating/passing to Asik. Its funny watching him WAITING for the rest of the team to catch up and get into position sometimes, he is so obviously holding back esp there were several VERY OBVIOUS moments in both games where he could have just penetrated and scored but he didn't and passed instead. A great floor general and a young/athletic team that is HUNGRY, going to be an interesting year.

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  7. Most of these so called basketball journalist "experts" and basketball analysts don't watch the games. There's no possible way they could watch all 30 teams and all 82 games. The majority of them haven't watched Jlin in any more than 1-2 games I bet, and yet we have to listen to their garbage. It reminds me of a domino- one idiot like SAS says a few bad things about Jlin and every other idiot analyst says the same thing.

    I'm all for critiquing Jlin's game, but people have to back it up with facts. I dislike pure hate for no reason.

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    1. This hack has been consistent in putting JLin down: Here, doing an SAS impersonation...

      "But now, with the help of an old friend who writes for Sports Illustrated, Lin says that his story about his knee being 85%, and he thereby being unable to play, was misunderstood by the media.
      Like heck it was.
      Even with the Knicks losing Iman Shumpert to injury in Game 1, he didn’t want to play and he did not play. His choice.
      But he hasn’t just changed his story. He also is trying to implicate his former teammates...
      So they’re the bad guys and all of a sudden he’s the good guy." [July 18, 2012]

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  8. Hmm - I'm a little confused over Jeremy's knee issue. He seemed like he was working out and doing skill drills but he did not PLAY that much?

    Most NBA players play pickup and so if Jeremy's knee was ok to work out on, why didn't he play more. He may have semi set himself back a bit if that the case.

    OTOH, his free agency didn't help. He didn't have an NBA trainer he could work with until he signed with the Rockets.

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    1. I think you have to understand that nba season is 82 games long. Ones can't be at 100% condition all the time. Players ususlly prefer to peak during the season or at the start of postseason. It's no use to peak in training camp and preseason. Those are warmup! Oh, and why shoud he play pickup all summer to tire himself out even before the season? Trust Lin. He knows what he is doing, in a smart veteran way!

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    2. Sure - I understand not peaking early. That isn't the point. Most players play a little bit to stay sharp and to practice things he's been working on (left hand, etc, etc).

      The highlights i've seen so far still have him going to the right quite a bit. Not playing over the entire summer is fine if he was healing up, but getting the rust off takes time.

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  9. Jeremy Lin is BETTER than what the Rockets bargained for.

    Were he unimpactful for the Rockets, nobody would be going at him and nobody would write hateful articles about him. I don't aee anybody writing articles bashing Landry Fields who got similar money to Lin and eagerly went to Toronto.

    Owner Les Alexander has a firm grasp of what Lin can do on a basketball court. Lin will still be a bargain at the price they got him.

    The Rockets have the GREAT point guard of today's game. No point guard will be more impactful on his team's record than Lin.

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  10. Talk is cheap. I'm not at all concerned about what they said to try to put Lin down.

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  11. JLin played a solid 2nd preseason game. Rockets players and McHale know this. I also think JLin is a bargain compared to many other players at this price, considering various factors. People have to realize that JLin can bring in more revenues and sponsors, so he's always going to be paid somewhat more money if let's say he was an Afro-American player; that's just business. At the same time, JLin is going to be more under microscope because he's the only Asian-American player -- good and bad. It would be different if there were 20 other Asian-American players in NBA, so in this sense, JLin is a unique player.

    As I pointed out, there is no way JLin is going to be averaging 18 points per game, because I see other Rockets players who can also score, sometimes more effectively. If JLin can average 12 points and 9.5 to 10 assists per game and help Rockets be a competitive team in attempting to make playoffs, I think Rockets would consider the season a success. I also think his TO numbers will go down this season to below 3 TOs per game because he has open players to pass to and don't have to force passes too often. Beneficiaries of JLin's unselfish plays are going to be such players as Asik, Parsons and Kmart. JLin is missing at least 3 to 5 points per game because of his current inability to consistently knock down open jumpers; if he can do this, his average will be over 15 points per game, which means he could end up averaging 15 points and 10 assists, which is damn impressive. However, based on what I observed so far, I think JLin's offensive numbers will average around 12 points and 9.5 assists per game.

    Underlying assumption is that JLin stays injury fee because being a successful professional athlete means you have to stay injury free. Since I don't want JLin having to drive to the basket to score and get whacked, I want him to score some easy points. He's doing pretty good job during preseason so far.

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    1. Agree. I really hope that his average points will go down a bit (compared to last season). That would mean that his PG play gets more efficient and that he distributes the load better. That would result in less much contact under the hoop for him.

      Then again - Jeremy will have games were he is going to kick ass and score like crazy. Ive read some interviews with his old teammates (high school). According to them JLin most of the time played like every other player - average performance. But - whenever things got serious (playing against good teams/important games) he went nuts. Thats Jeremy Lin. He loves the stage light, he loves to torch other players and keep in mind. A lot of people said awful things about him. He has some bills to settle :)

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