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Old 02-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #701 (permalink)
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Shit - I said the wrong thing again. Fuck it. He was simply splendid. Whatever the fuck.

But seriously - if you can't see the importance of the defense gelling I don't know what to say. The Knicks got stops and won in spite of a lot of bad misses and turnovers by Lin, who appeared to be taking the team on his shoulders to some degree, but not to the extent that guys like Novak and Schumpert couldn't contribute, and they did contribute well enough to yes save the guy that could have been thrown under the bus to some extent. Sorry not to be able to just give him a pass because he was a nobody a week ago. I guess I should stop bitching about Bieber since he was just a kid on youTube once.
LX just relax. Remember, deep breaths.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #702 (permalink)
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Shit - I said the wrong thing again. Fuck it. He was simply splendid. Whatever the fuck.

But seriously - if you can't see the importance of the defense gelling I don't know what to say. The Knicks got stops and won in spite of a lot of bad misses and turnovers by Lin, who appeared to be taking the team on his shoulders to some degree, but not to the extent that guys like Novak and Schumpert couldn't contribute, and they did contribute well enough to yes save the guy that could have been thrown under the bus to some extent. Sorry not to be able to just give him a pass because he was a nobody a week ago. I guess I should stop bitching about Bieber since he was just a kid on youTube once.
nah you were correct. They were in danger to lose that game and the supporting cast definitely came through in the clutch, panda just went a bit overboard hah.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #703 (permalink)
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LX just relax. Remember, deep breaths.
I'm skipping the deep breaths and going straight for the jager
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #704 (permalink)
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nah you were correct. They were in danger to lose that game and the supporting cast definitely came through in the clutch, panda just went a bit overboard hah.
how the hell did i go overboard?
LX said the supporting cast saved his ass which could be interpreted as, if they lost the blame would have been on him. of all people LX should know basketballs a team sport. he's ONE OF the supporting cast and only a few in the NBA are the "carry your team to victory" level. i wasn't aware people were putting him on that level already...
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #705 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #706 (permalink)
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how the hell did i go overboard?
LX said the supporting cast saved his ass which could be interpreted as, if they lost the blame would have been on him. of all people LX should know basketballs a team sport. he's ONE OF the supporting cast and only a few in the NBA are the "carry your team to victory" level. i wasn't aware people were putting him on that level already...
all he said was that Lin wasn't very efficient, and that his teammates stepped up this game to take the game. It's true that if this game was lost, people could have blamed it on Lin and his turnovers and missed shots. Now that it's translated into a W, all is forgotten and he is still the shit.
It's not like LX is saying he's trash or something.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #707 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #708 (permalink)
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It made me laugh so hard, though.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #709 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #710 (permalink)
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I was kidding 'panda, no hard feelings bro.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #711 (permalink)
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I was kidding 'panda, no hard feelings bro.
no worries man, i can take a joke. it was good i gotta admit
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #712 (permalink)
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #713 (permalink)
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the asian panda connotation might get all blown outta proportion soon though...better duck!
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #714 (permalink)
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All this thread does is make me want a panda.

You guys can have Lin. I'm gettin' a bear.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #715 (permalink)
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i don't say this often, but 'atta boy lebron.

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While James appreciates Lin's achievement as an underdog, the cultural significance of his ascent doesn't resonate nearly as much as Lin's talents.

"If he can play, then he can play," James said. "That's all it's about. This game doesn't judge race. It judges your ability to play."
Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James impressed with Jeremy Lin's ascent - ESPN
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #716 (permalink)
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Article from Wojo. Provides some perspective.


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Long before Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey signed Jeremy Lin to a training camp contract in December, they met on an hotel elevator at the 2010 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. As an MIT graduate, Morey was intrigued with the Harvard star, and the Rockets had a deep scouting profile on Lin and a deeper personal interest.
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The Rockets were intrigued with Lin in this season’s training camp, but they had three point guards with guaranteed contracts – Kyle Lowry, Goran Dragic and Jonny Flynn – and never imagined that cutting him loose in December would have such immense implications on the NBA.

“Even if he stayed here, we probably wouldn’t have recognized his talent as much as we should’ve,” Morey said. “He probably wouldn’t have played much at all, and then would’ve been released at the end of the year. I didn’t know he could play this well, and if I did, we would’ve kept him.”

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As Linsanity takes over the New York Knicks and NBA, as the phenomenon of the point guard sensation with such unique, broad appeal hurtles into a second week, there promises to be much blame passed around basketball for missing on him. The Golden State Warriors signed him to a free-agent contract, but everyone’s suspicions were confirmed when they cut him in December: As much as new ownership management might have been intrigued with Lin’s talent, it was always hard to separate the seriousness that they had over his basketball talent and the marketing ability of an Asian-American player with Bay Area ties.

Nevertheless, the Warriors did keep him for a season. Of course now, owner Joe Lacob is blaming the old coach, Keith Smart, for failing to play him as a backup last season. Lacob is playing the “”I-knew-it-all-along” game, and it’s downright embarrassing. Twenty-seven teams never bothered to sign Lin, so yes, the Warriors and Rockets do get credit for taking that step.

“I talk to other GMs about this all the time, and [Rockets coach] Kevin McHale says this: ‘There are only 40 or 50 obvious NBA guys who can create a real edge, and the rest rely on opportunity, role, coaching, opponent and hope that comes together with their attitude and work ethic,’ ” Morey said. “This is not a science, and never will be.
“Look at it this way: Twenty-eight teams and what, over 300 Division I schools – the whole food chain of college basketball – passed on him.”


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Pro scouting is so sophisticated now with so much access to video, information, analytics that there’s no excuse for failing to study a prospect. Failing to believe in him? Well, that’s different. That happens, and always will. The Knicks were no geniuses for claiming Lin off waivers, just desperate. New York coach Mike D’Antoni had nowhere else to turn, and nothing but more games to lose. Lin changed everything for the Knicks, changed the NBA for a week, and still there’s no one to truly take a bow for Jeremy’s Lin’s emergence. No one but him.

Two years ago, he was the Harvard kid wandering around the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament hotel chatting up GMs, wondering if he’d ever get a chance in the NBA, and suddenly it’s happened without a moment’s notice. Sports are funny that way, and so is life. From the Warriors to the Rockets, there’s no use playing the “what-if” game, because sometimes these things happen the way they’re supposed to happen, when and where and how.

Everything conspired for Lin with the Knicks, momentum gathering like a runaway train. These things happen when they’re supposed to happen, and that’s the Jeremy Lin story now. All those fears, all that uncertainty, has been replaced with a brave, bold confidence. Just maybe, Jeremy Lin was finally ready.


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Old 02-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #717 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #718 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:56 PM   #719 (permalink)
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What I can't understand (about HOU and GS and NYK) is their claim for "not knowing he was this good". Surely they played him in 5-on5s in practice? He must've shown SOMETHING in those scrimmages.

I suppose that you can forgive GS since they had Curry, Monta and Nate.

HOU has Lowry, Dragic and Flynn so maybe they get a pass too....

... but how the HELL did it take this long for Lin to get some burn in NYK???
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:02 PM   #720 (permalink)
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I like Lin, but if Carmelo and Amare aren't playing, I hope Casey gameplans well and shuts his ass down for 1 game. It will make for some good print for the Raptors program.
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