Jeremy Lin Just Wins!

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by GeronimoJackson, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. GeronimoJackson

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    Unlike Tebow, Lin's been putting up fantastic numbers while winning. But like Tebow, he's a hometown hero, exciting to watch, and the team plays with emotion with him in the game.

    Except Lin was a nobody coming out of college, went undrafted, bounced from team to team, bench to d-league.

    Ironically he got no recognition while playing well in high school/college because he was Asian, and then became a crowd favorite in the NBA before logging a single minute because he's Asian. Asian American that is.

    Being an Asian American myself, I watched his d-league highlights (where he dominated), and knew this kid has skills and can contribute in the NBA if given the chance. But I also kept it real, I'm not one of those people that thought Yao Ming was the greatest center ever, and didn't see Lin as a future top 5 PG. What I saw was a solid back up, Goran Dragic.

    But he's exceeded even my expectations. After watching him in the last 3 games where he's put up:

    25, 7, on 10/19
    28, 8, on 10/17
    23, 10, on 9/14

    I think he can become a borderline star. His game reminds me of Tony Parker a lot, minus his signature teardrop.
     
  2. GoT

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    well do you think it was the Asian American thing or the Ivey League background that was a roadblock?

    regardless the guy can play.


    FWIW I never heard of him till this thread.
     
  3. GeronimoJackson

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    Both, he was probably looked at as another smart Asian kid who watched too much NBA because of Yao Ming.
     
  4. JCBRAVE

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    He's the only Asian that can drive without hitting a pole.
     
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  5. GeronimoJackson

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  6. JCBRAVE

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    LOL, no it's not.
     
  7. GeronimoJackson

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    Lol ESPN is turning him into the Tebow of basketball, and they might just ruin his career.

    I think he can be a good starter, a 15/7 guy, but wouldn't be surprised if it's a fluke and he was just that Asian kid that you underestimated at the rec.
     
  8. Titaneers

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    well.. unlike tebow, he hates it...
    he's already complaining about the media getting into him and his family's personal lives
     
  9. Fry

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    He's having no problem running around Derek Fisher and Steve Blake....but who can't do that?
     
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