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Old 02-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #301 (permalink)
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most of um are short.

dont be a douche.
hey man, i learned from teh best.


this is an issue, though, everybody's going around saying that he proves asians can make it. what does that say about the other guys who did it before?

amd what about the fact that he's 6'4" or so? he's not exactly short.

this is all pretty weird to me.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #302 (permalink)
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I have no idea how you guys made this happen.... how you go there.

I actually though this was all about trane not liking the word asian.

You guys is all nuts
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #303 (permalink)
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torap - is there an assumption that all asian people are short or something? yao, zhi-zhi, bateer - all these guys made it too, right?
Lin is a GUARD. And he's a guard who's STARTING and EXCELLING at the spot.

If he was a 7'0" PF I'm sure that people wouldn't care as much.... because they've seen it before (although it's still pretty rare).

I don't ever recall Yuta Tabuse starting for any team and dropping 20+ pts in back-to-back regular season games. If that had happened, maybe Lin wouldn't be such a story right now.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #304 (permalink)
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@sj -

lol.

there's lots of weird stuff in this. i go there because i like to point at things i think are absurd.

i made comments about the word asian because i find this shit hilarious. we're 99.9% the same and we spend so much energy definig that remaining 0.1% like it means something. it's all granfaloon-ery. asian - what does that even mean? this was my post to torap about national/continental/religious/etc. we have so many silly ways to categorize and divide humans. i find it silly and funny and scary at the same time.

and now, apparently, it make asians happy to see him succeed, because it proves they can. but somehow yao and zhi-zhi and bateer don't fit that category because they are tall. but this guy is taller than most people too, so what's the difference? it's all so ridiculous.

does it make mongolians happy? or russians? they are also asians. why does any of this matter at all?

and we say nothing about casspi and najera. why? because their 'racial populations' spend less time online? i dunno. odd.

i'm just happy to see a guy succeed, and i think it's dumb that people care so much about miniscule differences in phenotype characteristcs.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #305 (permalink)
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oh, i get it torap. asian guards are a sub-species of some kind?

lol.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #306 (permalink)
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oh, i get it torap. asian guards are a sub-species of some kind?

lol.
Honestly, you're just arguing right now for the sake of arguing so there's really not much point in going on. You can always avoid this thread entirely if you find it's contents so ridiculous.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #307 (permalink)
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oh, i get it torap. asian guards are a sub-species of some kind?

lol.
For the record you are doing to Torap exactly what you are accusing Mike of doing to you in the other thread.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #308 (permalink)
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For the record you are doing to Torap exactly what you are accusing Mike of doing to you in the other thread.
sort of. but this is for fun. i got the sense that mike was actually trying to debate that way. i have already said that i find this silly, ridiculous, etc, and that i find this funny.

but i'm not mis-representing torap's point, i am suggesting that thhese things are implied in what he is saying.

i acknowledge that this is quite similar.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #309 (permalink)
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Honestly, you're just arguing right now for the sake of arguing so there's really not much point in going on. You can always avoid this thread entirely if you find it's contents so ridiculous.
why would i avoid it? it's absurd and deserves to be poked at a bit.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #310 (permalink)
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why would i avoid it? it's absurd and deserves to be poked at a bit.
Then you deserve to be ignored... which is what I'll be doing from this point on.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Can't wait to see his game today against Washington, get us back from that horrible loss last game Lin!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #312 (permalink)
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I heard that short Puerto Ricans are rejoicing in the streets daily because Barea is nailing a former Miss Universe. It has inspired them to try and bang Miss Universe's too.
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dont be a douche.
Hey man, I'm Douchinese. You got something against my people?
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Then you deserve to be ignored... which is what I'll be doing from this point on.
well, that probably won't stop me from pointing out when you are being absurd.
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well, that probably won't stop me from pointing out when you are being absurd.
Yes.... pointing out that Lin is generating interest due to his race as well as his play is clearly absurd... don't know what I was thinking.

This thread only spiralled out of control because some of you have decided to hate on the guy for absolutely no reason at all. People all around the league are talking about Lin. We have ONE thread about him here (not 10). He's played well so far and people love a good underdog story. That's it.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #317 (permalink)
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He for sure was a victim of racial profiling. Dude has been great at every level he's played at, no scholarship, not draft. Panda posted the knowledge.

He definitely is a source of pride for Asian-Americans, as he should be.

Is it a surprise that an ASIAN GUARD can do what he's doing...it shouldn't be.

Dude played american high school ball, american college ball, american kiddie ball. Dude played John Wall, and competed against other American hopefuls growing up.

It shouldn't be surprising to anybody that he's asian, but yes, asian kids should buy his jersey.

I think it would be more significant if a Chinese guard did the same thing, having to go up the ranks through a basketball system far less mature than the one in the USA, and somehow becoming a world class guard. I'm not so sure of that anymore though with the way great basketball kids get picked out at young ages and play around the world and all have american coaches.

The point is, with Jeremy Lin the hype has much to do about the colour of his skin. That is slightly absurd.


On another note, Lin vs Wall....should be fun. You can bet that Wall remembers the summer league game.
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On another note, Lin vs Wall....should be fun. You can bet that Wall remembers the summer league game.
Yep. He's going to be motivated for sure. Might work to NYK's advantage if Wall tries to do much.

Think I'm gonna watch this one live and PVR the Raps game.
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Yes.... pointing out that Lin is generating interest due to his race as well as his play is clearly absurd... don't know what I was thinking.

This thread only spiralled out of control because some of you have decided to hate on the guy for absolutely no reason at all. People all around the league are talking about Lin. We have ONE thread about him here (not 10). He's played well so far and people love a good underdog story. That's it.
where did i hate on him?
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Tonight's Lin watch.... NYK leads WAS at the half 52-46.

Lin with 8 pts, 8 assts, 2 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 TO.

The Knicks are just a different team with him on the floor. He went to the bench halfway through the 1st with 2 fouls and they looked horrid. He comes back in and WAS's lead evaporates.

In contrast Wall is talented.... but playing so dumb. Everything is 1-on-5 and isos.
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