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Old 02-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #901 (permalink)
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this wasn't a "Lin" pun. it was an asian pun directed at jeremy. you seem like a typical ignorant dude who probably thinks chinese is a language
I thought it was a food, thank goodness I'm not typical!
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:47 PM   #902 (permalink)
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Lin is getting schooled by Kid
And now Lin's returning the favour lol.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #903 (permalink)
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And now Lin's returning the favour lol.
Kid is not on the floor
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #904 (permalink)
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #905 (permalink)
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Its like playoff atmosphere at the garden.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #906 (permalink)
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Holy shit lol.... Lin & Novak going nuts!
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #907 (permalink)
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I always love an underdog story, but am finally getting a chance to watch a full Knicks' game...and I have to say - Lin is PERFECT for D'Antoni's system.

I don't like (and never will like) the Knicks, but I'm cheering for Lin. I'm on the Linwagon! I hope this kid can keep it up.

Nice (and ironic), to see that Lin gets the last 2 assists (one to JR Smith, and one to Tyson Chandler) to beat Dallas.

I've seen some interviews with him too (and minus the whole Jesus thing), I really like how he defers all of the credit (as I type that Hubie Brown mentions it too)

Linsanity!
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:35 PM   #908 (permalink)
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Final tally for today's game (vs. Mavs):

45 min, 28 pts, 4 rebs, 14 assists, 5 stls, 1 blk, 7 TOs.


Honestly... if anyone bitches about the TOs they deserve to be punched in the face. The kid played an unbelieveable game against some GREAT D and pulled it out.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #909 (permalink)
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turnovers were brutal.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #910 (permalink)
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At ESPN we are aware of three offensive and inappropriate comments made on ESPN outlets during our coverage of Jeremy Lin.

Saturday we apologized for two references. We have since learned of a similar reference Friday on ESPN Radio New York. The incidents were separate and different. We have engaged in a thorough review of all three and have taken the following action:

• The ESPN employee responsible for our Mobile headline has been dismissed.

• The ESPNEWS anchor has been suspended for 30 days.

• The radio commentator is not an ESPN employee.

We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride to the Asian-American community, including the Asian-American employees at ESPN. Through self-examination, improved editorial practices and controls, and response to constructive criticism, we will be better in the future.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #911 (permalink)
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Sorry, I didn't catch these. Were they mentioned in this thread?

Can you update me? What were the headlines? What was said?
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #912 (permalink)
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wow, I just went back to the last page to see what was said...

I'm not Asian, but find "A chink in the Armo(u)r" headline pretty damn offensive.

I'm glad that somebody got fired for this. Seriously, we're in the 21st century. How is someone that insensitive? (Sorry if I'm a bit late on this one).
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #913 (permalink)
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wow, I just went back to the last page to see what was said...

I'm not Asian, but find "A chink in the Armo(u)r" headline pretty damn offensive.

I'm glad that somebody got fired for this. Seriously, we're in the 21st century. How is someone that insensitive? (Sorry if I'm a bit late on this one).
Absolutely, especially when Jeremy said chink was one of the racial slurs that was said to him during games
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #914 (permalink)
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the kid is fuelled by adrenaLin!!! Those TO are result of tired legs. D'Antoni should keep his minutes under 35/game. Hopefully this is going to happen with Melo's return tomorrow.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #915 (permalink)
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7 turnovers is horrible. They seem to come in bursts.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #916 (permalink)
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I think the firing and the suspension are a little sad, unless the use of the word chink was deemed to be purposefully referencing race. From what I saw of the anchor, that did not seem to be the case. The headline writer probably should have been more aware, but to be fired for something taken to be so egregious when it likely was just an instance of not considering other contexts that the word has been used in, and therefore thinking outside of race rather than using racial slurs, is a little fucked up. There is a legitimate use of the word chink in the context that occurred. And on top of that, it is a typical sports cliche when used in that context. The way racism gets completely ignored until some accidental eruption leads to ridiculous overreactions is pretty depressing.

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I think the firing and the suspension are a little sad, unless the use of the word chink was deemed to be purposefully referencing race. From what I saw of the anchor, that did not seem to be the case. The headline writer probably should have been more aware, but to be fired for something taken to be so egregious when it likely was just an instance of not considering other contexts that the word has been used in, and therefore thinking outside of race rather than using racial slurs, is a little fucked up. There is a legitimate use of the word chink in the context that occurred. And on top of that, it is a typical sports cliche when used in that context. The way race gets completely ignored until some accidental eruption leads to ridiculous overreactions is pretty depressing.

While I do agree with you that a firing may seem a little harsh, it's the right thing to do.

No offense to your point of view, but there was NO way that this term was used arbitrarily. While yes, it can be used correctly in that context, one has to be sensitive to the way others could perceive something like that - especially in light that there's been some rumours of people already making comments towards Lin.
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I think the firing and the suspension are a little sad, unless the use of the word chink was deemed to be purposefully referencing race. From what I saw of the anchor, that did not seem to be the case. The headline writer probably should have been more aware, but to be fired for something taken to be so egregious when it likely was just an instance of not considering other contexts that the word has been used in, and therefore thinking outside of race rather than using racial slurs, is a little fucked up. There is a legitimate use of the word chink in the context that occurred. And on top of that, it is a typical sports cliche when used in that context. The way race gets completely ignored until some accidental eruption leads to ridiculous overreactions is pretty depressing.
What I don't understand is that there is huge outrage over the headline, even though it's a legitimate phrase and likely accidental (especially when the anchor said it), but there is absolutely no outrage on this (which everyone at my school found okay for some reason). Is it because he was 15/16 when he made the account?
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What I don't understand is that there is huge outrage over the headline, even though it's a legitimate phrase and likely accidental (especially when the anchor said it), but there is absolutely no outrage on this (which everyone at my school found okay for some reason). Is it because he was 15/16 when he made the account?
There is every opportunity to use both instances as starting points in discussions. We should be at a point where that is possible now. We need to be able to own our words rather than have words own us.
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While I do agree with you that a firing may seem a little harsh, it's the right thing to do.

No offense to your point of view, but there was NO way that this term was used arbitrarily. While yes, it can be used correctly in that context, one has to be sensitive to the way others could perceive something like that - especially in light that there's been some rumours of people already making comments towards Lin.
I agree that perception is reality and something had to be done, but if the guy was fired for being racially insensitive when in fact the racial context simply escaped him, then a terrible injustice was committed, and that hardly makes anything right.
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