The Linsanity continues…
Jeremy Lin’s legend grows. Again. This kid is unbelievable.
Tags: Feature TV One, Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks
Read the SLAMonline Discussion Rules before posting.
Makes sense Floyd Mayweather would be hating on an Asian… He’s scared to fight one (Pac-Man).
This is such a Knicks story! I mean, this fits so well with the franchise mythology. Gutsy player, works hard, takes chances, delivers unexpected heroics. Reminds me of John Starks.
27 and 11 and come up big again in the clutch? This is starting to become the norm. But yeah, I do agree he needs to watch his TO.
Co-sign Orange. LMAO at the CJ Watson comparison… Are you serious, dude?
Co sign ugly fish, racism is a human race disease not exclusive to whites.All races are racist!!!Unfortunately..cue sad face
Why does Lin’s race even need to be mentioned. Lets all celebrate an inspiring story such is J Lin. Black,White, Yellow,Purple,Orange ,Green, Grey, the only color that matters is we all bleed Red.Lin is a good BBaller not a good Asian BBaller!!!!!!!!!!
Lin is for real, but bear in mind that the Knicks struggled against one of the worst teams in the league.
Kid is a revelation….I mean not to race bait or anything but lets make the comparison for comparison sakes; whats the difference between Sun Yue and Jeremy Lin sitting on the bench?? Its not skill, its not talent….well perhaps a little bit…..but its mainly mentality. One guy works hard and absolutely believes in himself…. has full confidence to call off the screen on the last play of the game and pull up for a 3. Has confidence, has self belief. While both guys were on the bench [referring to Lin and Yue] one guy found it comfortable sitting next to the water cooler and the conditioning coach, the other was itching to get on the floor. The mind is an incredible thing, nothing great is ever done without belief…EVER. This brother is onto something
^^^ That and the fact JLin is 10 times more skilled than the “Monkey King” from China.
“Only reason he’s even doing well, the league needs another Asian player to fuel their Chinese market.” Ha ha. That’s awesome. The whole thing is a conspiracy. The L gave Calderon a little bonus to give Lin some room for that last shot. Word to Ugly_fish.
@Red: you’re retarded.
I don’t understand why people sayin Lins overyhyped. Unlike Tebow dudes actually producing. Like his stats are good, Tebows were trash.
@Bballer We can’t be afraid to address the racial aspect of Lin’s story, I just don’t think we have to look at the race part of it as a negative or giving him some sort of advantage. No player, black, white, red or green has done what Lin has done in their first few starts. Of course he’s worked hard to achieve what he has achieved, but the fact is Asian players don’t usually succeed in the NBA. Just like basketball players from Harvard don’t usually go to the NBA. Just like players that get cut from 2 teams in 2 years don’t usually come in and drop 38 on the Lakers. It’s all part of the story and that makes it even more LINspiring!
I love the whole Lin story!
But Toronto fans disappoint (again)
Lin was so nonchalant as he drilled the game winner. Just a champ. I couldn’t help but think that when Carmelo comes back, he’ll demand those types of shots. Lin wasn’t spectacular but he won when it counted so props to Jeremy. I just hope after all the build-up he can settle into a solid career and contract, and doesn’t flame out.
Lin is overhyped because he’s only done this for 6 games and people are comparing him to Hall of Famers. Yes, the dude is ballin, and I’m not hating on that, but let’s not start giving him MVP votes after six games. He is a good point guard in a great situation and is finally showcasing his skills. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though.
BBaller’s comment from 6:50am just about sums it up. The fact that so many people are making such a big deal of his race (in 2012, FFS!) speaks volumes about our society. What I find absolutely fascinating about all of this is how Jeremy & the asian community are just taking everything in stride. If this was a black kid, breaking records in the NHL, every thinly-veiled, pseudo ethnic comment would be put under a microscope & overly scrutinized beyond all reason. Al Sharpton would be on a hundred different media outlets, crying foul & calling for people’s heads on a platter.
Red cmon now..Watson LOL. the kid jacked up 2 more than Amare, and made one more than him. He is leading the team right now.
I thought Mayweather scheduled the fight with Manny and Manny’s camp said no? Is there some other information that came out?
As for his tweet, which I saw when it first posted and knew was going to be a problem, it’s what typically happens when cats speak on complicated issues in 140 characters or less.
Lin is balling. His story would be compelling regardless of race. But, his race is definitely part of the story and has been discussed and dissected as such. Just like his Ivy League background. Yes, he’s more popular because he’s Asian. Just like a black presidential candidate got more attention because he was black. Novelty creates attention. Defying expectations and stereotypes creates hype and attention. That’s all that is happening.
It’s funny how people think discussing race and the role it plays in our actions is racist. It’s also funny how many people say stuff like “This would have have never happened if I was (insert race)” and then turnaround and call other people racist when they do the same thing.
Hillbilly with some covert racism right there.
Teddy is Asian, Myung is Asian, both of them have spoken about insensitive comments made about Lin’s race on this very board. Other Asians have done the same at other locations, but since those are the spots typically covered by ESPN nobody is paying attention.
Floyd Mayweather makes a ridiculous comment, and Lin is being persecuted? Please. The vast majority of the attention devoted to Lin has been positive. Very few people, particularly people in his business have spoken out against him.
Hell, Tim Tebow got hate just like Lin, and you know what, Christians were incredibly angry and scrutinized every comment about him.. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with the profile of the group that’s involved and how easily their message is gotten out to the masses. The media has chosen to speak to Al Sharpton and thus he has been anointed the spokesperson for black people despite the variety of different feelings most black people have about him. That’s because that’s the cat the white-dominated media wants to hear speak because he produces easily used information for their news packages.
Na it’s cool, I understand the Watson comparison is a bit too crazy but I do believe there’s been others like Lin. And sorry hillbilly but in 2012 racism didn’t die. Race will always be a factor & racism will always live, trust me I face it every other day.
@ Allen: I honestly don’t know what’s up with Floyd vs. Manny–any of it. I also don’t even know what Floyd said in his tweet. LOL. I got the gist of it from these comments though, so I wanted to make a joke/jab.
@Kholiday, I never heard any comparisons to hall of famers??? Who is he being compared to?
@Red, you sound like somebody who is racist.
@Allenp, they’ve both backed out from fights for there own reasons. But pacman has said he will fight, but mayweather feels like he is too good and doesn’t need to prove it to anyone.
@uglyfish, I agree with you. And I’ve noticed those same points myself.
You didn’t hear about Floyd booking the date in May, and the venue, and then reaching out to Manny to schedule the fight. And Manny saying he won’t be available until June, which is of course when Mayweather will be incarcerated?
Floyd wants to fight on his terms, Manny wants to fight on his. Nobody is ducking anybody, they both just feel like neither of them should have to compromise.
From what I understand, pac wants a standard boxing match with standard drug testing. But floyd is going overboard and basically accusing pacman of using peds by demanding a more extreme PED test. He’s being ridiculous. He’s disrespecting pac, so pac isn’t just gonna sit there and do what he says. None of pac’s other opponents ask for him to take a more extreme test. Why should he have to do it for floyd? Pac is widely regarded as the best, and that’s why floyd goes out of his way to act like he doesn’t need to beat pac. He’s lying to himself to help him sleep at night
Im loving this Lin story, im actually looking for Knick games now on L. pass, BUT, the only stat I saw that makes me remotely cautious is that one that listed all players who started out their NBA careers with 20 plus games….you had all the greats then number six was Flip Murray. Im definatly not hating but does anyone see what im getting at?
Well, I’m not a boxing fan, so my comments may be off, but from what I understand Pac initially balked at blood testing similar to the kind done for the Olympics, then said he would submit for a set period of time, but not randomly throughout the training period.
I don’t find a blood test request to be out of bounds. Doping is too prevalent in sports, and in a sport like boxing where you risk you life the entire bout, I would want to be absolutely sure my opponent was clean.
If Floyd is the best, then I can see why he would feel it’s his right to dictate terms. Conversely, I can see why Manny would refuse. what I can’t see is why people want to call either one of them cowards.
Floyd wanted to fight on the 5th of May. The venue probably would’ve been the MGM. Arum (Manny’s promoter) wanted a date late in the month at the earliest so he could set up a temporary stadium on a vacant block of land down the road from the strip and generate more gate revenue. Manny’s also recovering from a cut sustained in his last fight. I think his surgeon wants him to wait until April before sparring, which would give Manny a camp time of one month or so.
This kid deserves a nickname by now. Lincredible? The Dragon might be kinda cool but potentially race oriented…Let the contest begin.
Allenp Mayweather wanted a 60-40 split and Manny’s camp didn’t accept. They even proposed a 45-45 split with the remaining 10% going to the winner (sounds fair to me) but Mayweather said no.
^never seen it take anyone that long too recover from a cut… interesting
@ Allen P, exactly what Rob said. But also, Manny’s camp never said no. They were thinking it over before Mayweather said he got tired of waiting and booked the fight with Cotto. ALSO the last time the whole blood test thing that Mayweather wanted was an issue, Pac-Man agreed to it, but would take it two weeks before the fight. Mayweather countered by saying he wanted it done the day before the fight. That was the deal breaker. Mayweather is just shook. He was my man until all his little shenanigans to get out of fighting Pac-Man…
I don’t think he’s shook. I mean, I just don’t. I think he wants to fight on his terms because he thinks that’s his right
Manny disagrees. Neither of them is scared of the other one. That just seems ridiculous.
but Mayweather keeps changing terms midway?
mayweather keeps grasping at straws to avoid pacman. hes not scared of pac beating him up. hes more scared that pac will win the bout. if mayweather was fearless he would have just said “lets fight, our trainors/agents will iron out the details later” but instead he himself keeps coming up with new ways to prolong their fight
Mayweather is not scared but he knows there’s always the chance Pacman might win so he wants to make the most out of this fight just in case, otherwise he would have accepted the 45-45 with the 10% “bonus”. He’s not called Money May for nothing
I think that’s fair Robb. I think he believes he should not be equal to Pac when it comes to pay. And if he’s risking his claim to fame, then he wants his money absolutely right.
If this carries on to the playoffs, I’m going straight to church and thanking God for Jesus’ return. The NBA is finally earning their slogan; this is amazing!
P.S. While I’m on the topic of prayer, please let the Raps snag Harrison Barnes. Thanks, God!
Racist? LOL, that’s funny. And Riggs your attempt at humor was mad wack & you’ll go nowhere in life acting like that my dude.
@Red, Dude you are a downright hater. Of course your entitled to your opinion but when you say things like “i cant wait to see the knicks sink” is blatant hating. Lin is going to keep up his stellar play, so keep hating.You mad bro? & btw C.J wastson..REALLY!?..lmao
@23, I’ve heard Steve Nash comparisons… CMON NOW! Steve Nash???
Come on Red, just let it go.
@Red, If you have 2k12 for xbox, ill drop 40 with Lin on you , even though he has a rating of 58, than youll have a reason to be bitter towards Lin/Knicks.
LMAO @ that, kid it’s not hate, hate is saying I wish the Knicks all died, saying I want the Knicks to lose is being a sports fan. I’m a Bulls fan, get over it. And I have no reason to be bitter against the 8th seed while my team is the best in the L, “you mad bro?” LOL what a lame.
^Cool story Bro.
@Red you’re the fu*king lame its so obvious you just hate Jeremy Lin for no damn reason. I bet you if Lin scored in the 20s the next 3 games this dude would still be hating on him CJ Watson my @ss. CJ is decent and I don’t know if you watch Bulls games but he’s a chucker, I still like him. I’m a hardcore Bulls fan btw and you should know having the best record in the L means nothing come playoff time.
A fellow bulls fan shut you down bro. Your def mad now bro. @ chubachuchi ,great comment.
You ooze douchebag Phoenix lol, and I hate him? Did I ever say he should die or anything? I simply saw myself having an opinion, and you guys getting hurt by it like little girls. Oh and uhm last I checked hardcore meant you’re extreme so if u were you would borderline hate the Knicks but nice try.
© 2013 Source Interlink Magazines, LLC, All rights reserved.