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capdjq
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Re: [NBA] Jeremy Lin is for real?

said by Fobulous:

I totally lost respect for this thug. I don't follow boxing but i heard about how good he was and when he joined Dancing with the Star i thought he was cool.

But after seeing couple of episodes of him from HBO and couple with what he said about Lin, he is a total ass.

As much as I dislike Mayweather for his off ring antics and his unsportsmanlike conduct in ring (last fight), I hate to admit he does have a point. Would Lin be getting this much publicity, if he were black? Chinese Americans are not your stereotypical basketball players. I think that was the main reason he wasn't, initially, given any court time.

However, regardless of race, his is a feel good story. A kind of Rudy, who can actually play. In the end, however, it is about the basketball. His skills were on display against the Kings on Wednesday. The kid brought creativity and freedom to the Knick's offense that was lacking before.
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I AM
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He does make a good point. I do not want this to turn into a racial thing, but I think this story would be even bigger if Lin was white. Ever since Larry Bird people have been waiting for the next White Hope. A lot of people are talking about Lin but if he was white it would get blown to proportions of Tebow. Old ladies at my work place would be talking about him like Tebow but they don't even know the story of Lin because he is...asian.



loli
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pfft. Mayweather is just some dumbfuck who can't keep his mouth shut. It's not just because Lin is asian but because we're talking about a guy who was cut several times, was going to end up disappearing after just a game or two rising out from the shadow and completely changing a basketball team 180 degrees. It didn't take Amare or Melo to bring confidence to the Knicks team and it's fans, it took a single nobody who was sleeping on somebody else's couch to do so.

It's a feel good story and goes to show that giving people careful consideration might bring out hidden talents scouts never would expect.



loli
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Lin needs to work on his turnovers D:



I AM
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Well. He almost got a double double with points and T.O.'s.



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From my understanding, Lin had been playing 2-guard since entering college. So, he does not have much experience playing point at a high level. He did play point in high school though. With his style of play and lack of experience, turnovers are not that surprising. The Knicks are either going to have to accept the turnovers, hope he cuts down on them, or (if they cannot accept it) just reduce his playing time.



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said by btB :

From my understanding, Lin had been playing 2-guard since entering college. So, he does not have much experience playing point at a high level. He did play point in high school though. With his style of play and lack of experience, turnovers are not that surprising. The Knicks are either going to have to accept the turnovers, hope he cuts down on them, or (if they cannot accept it) just reduce his playing time.

Where did you read he was a 2 guard? He was the PG at Harvard.
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loli
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It's a shame they lost to the Hornets because they played great today!



Dread
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»www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl···yTX_aw#!



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espn.com might be interested in a link to that youtube video.


AB
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reply to Fobulous

"There's a chink in the armor!" says ESPN, just after the Knicks' first loss with Lin at guard.

Apologies, suspensions, and firings ensue:

»www.nydailynews.com/sports/baske···.1025566



Soujiro seta
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The knicks have something to look forward too. hehehe they have amare and melo but they couldnt go on top. all they need is this guy...
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I saw that as well. Poor choice of words. As for Lin I think we all know we are past the is this a fluke stage. The guy can play. It's just how consistent can he be now. Some people say it's Mike D's system. Well how many PG's have New York gone through since Mike D has been there? It's a little bit a both we can safely say.



bohratom
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In the game against the Nets it seemed like Lin was hesitant in the first half and trying to dish the ball to Melo and let him work with it. Only in the last 8 minutes of the 4th quarter when Melo was having a horrible game did Lin start to take charge and push the basket. Should be interesting to see how him and Melo work the ball the next few games. If they do not jell in the next month or so then changes might be made.

BTW the amazing thing is Lin finished with 21 points, 9 assists and 4 steals which nba guards would love to average. That puts him in the top 3 guards scoring, top 3 guards for assists and top 2 guards for steals....



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»www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl···rVyTX_aw

LoL a friend of mines shared this with me. Hilarious.



loli
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said by I AM:

»www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl···rVyTX_aw

LoL a friend of mines shared this with me. Hilarious.

Already posted in the thread :P Few replies above :P


I AM
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Ok. I fail.



Dread
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said by I AM:

Ok. I fail.

I support this


I AM
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I support Lin not the Knicks.



Jackarino
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Lin will be affected by the SI Front Cover curse



Dread
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said by I AM:

I support Lin not the Knicks.

He just played like ass today, where were you?


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He seemed nervous? Bright lights? He is still pretty much a rookie and people are bound to have bad games. It was one of the first full games I watched. This is what I observed:
- Knicks don't know how to play Defense together.
- They have no identity on Offense. Should they go inside? Should they let Lin do his thing? Run and Gun? Should we get to ball to Melo? They are not sure what they are doing at all on offense.
- Amare is washed up after 1 year?
- Heats came out to stop Lin.
- He has horrible handles, Mario Chalmers was just pressing him by himself.
- They need actual practices
This year has been a weird one due to the lockout. Teams are using games for practices and it shows. Melo and Amare should have stepped up last night. It was a big stage and probably the biggest game Lin has ever played in so far this year. Melo and Amare should have played a lot better. Is Amare mad about not being the man no more in NY?


petermah

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reply to Jackarino

Lin is the real deal. I really like him, He is very good for the NBA as well. It's funny/cool/straight hilarious that Asians are talking smack now, lol. It's all good.



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He just set an NBA record for # of turnovers in his first 11 starts. He'll need to work on that.
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said by fatness:

He just set an NBA record for # of turnovers in his first 11 starts. He'll need to work on that.

Has problem going left and gets caught up in the air way too much trying to pass.


Dread
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said by fatness:

He just set an NBA record for # of turnovers in his first 11 starts. He'll need to work on that.

Definitely, this is a big problem considering D'antoni's offensive style...if the offense crumbles we have nothing


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I heard on some sports show the other day thought I have no facts that Nash was close to 4 TO's a game with Mike D. Lin is close to about 6? Once he gets in more practice and tape time he should be good. This is a shorten season there basically is no time for pratices.



bohratom
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reply to Fobulous

Lin had a horrible game but its only one. Knicks will get 3 practices in before the game Wed and that should help with the teamwork.


AndyDufresne
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The need to get out of 8th playoff spot. They have to try to get to 4-6 spot. Going up against Bulls or Heat is not how they want to start playoffs.



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Rose would run circles around Lin.