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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  149 responses

Deron Williams Enjoyed Getting Revenge on Jeremy Lin


You might recall that Linsanity officially began against Deron Williams and the New Jersey Nets. Williams bottled up his anger about what occured the last time he faced Jeremy Lin, and got his payback last night at Madison Square Garden (scoring 38 points in a 100-92 Nets win.) From the NY Daily News: “Deron Williams sat at his locker, as ecstatic as he’s ever been since he was reluctantly traded to the Nets a year prior, and reeled off the reasons Monday night was special: He wanted another crack at Jeremy Lin, he wanted to attack a smaller point guard, and he wanted to avenge the night he helped create Linsanity. Williams read on Twitter about how he ‘got destroyed’ by Lin in their previous matchup on Feb. 4, when the Knicks point guard broke through at his expense. ‘So when somebody says they destroyed you, and you watch the tape and you don’t feel like you got destroyed, you circle those types of games,’ Williams said. [...] Williams added, ‘I don’t really watch SportsCenter, I don’t really watch too many games, but I do see Twitter. And every three lines was, ‘Jeremy Lin destroys Deron Williams’ in the first game. And like I said, I had it circled.’”

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  • Justin G.

    Uhhhh…he still nearly put a triple double on you though I didn’t see the game, from the highlights it looked like a lot of his shots were on other people. I’m not taking away from a great game but let’s not pretend that Lin played like crap or that he bottled him up either

  • JR

    Nice. I like D-Will.

  • james

    go d-will!!!!! love when my fellow texas natives do the d@mn thang!

  • bull22

    yeah great game dwill, but now try getting this team into playoffs, NOT.

  • Heals

    @Justin, Lin’s stats while very solid, didn’t tell the whole story. DW put it on Lin, the Knicks, the media and the Garden last night. From tip to when he fouled out DW was a man on mission last night (Humphries too)..

  • AD

    Jeremy lin is a good player… but you stupi knicks need to wake up…….. Im a nets fan and i know that the nets should not have won that game…… The knicks have too many god players

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Yea cosign Heals if you only look at the box score it seems deceiving. DWill gave Lin and and the Knicks the business last night.

  • AD

    *good players……. all the dwill hate will be tarnished soo when him and dwight team up… just watch bulls, and heat fans..

  • Yesse

    Seriously, whats up with the hate against Lin? If he keeps this up he will be a great player, but even though he has had like what? 8 straight 20+ games he is still not there.

  • AD

    @Yesse lin is hated because of the hype…. Good player but they need to just let him play and stop talkn bout him… Melo is still the best player on that team and the knicks will go as far as Melo takes him

  • kaya_lam

    @Justin

    Lin almost had a triple but the stats don’t tell the story … most of those points were stat stuffers in the 4th quarter.

    By that point D-Will was already on the bench. Deron outscored Lin 36-11 in the first 3Q.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    I wouldn’t say hate I just think a lot of people are drinking the kool aid at an alarming rate. Don’t get me wrong dude can ball but I’m not going to get on the hype wagon and overlook his negatives such as the turnovers. When he limits those he’ll be fine.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Kept saying don’t believe the hype. How are you ‘better than Derrick rose’ when you’ve barely played 15 games but you’re taking more shots than superstars on your team & shooting your team out of a W lol smh

  • Riggs

    if you didnt go off for a season high your team wouldve lost. So this W don’t mean much for the nets anyway.

  • jsmoke212

    Red, who said Lin was better than D.Rose? Stop it, thats craziness. He’s good, definitely a starter. Lets see how quick that Harvard brain of his analyzes that tape.

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    Jeremy Lin is like the Erin Burnett of the NBA. All flash and hype. No substance.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Showtime

    Dont do it to him dWill!!! Dwill was playing like he should been all season. Why he should never be out of the discussion of top PG in the league.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    ESPN did. “If I were to choose any PG It would be Lin”. This kid is what Fredette would’ve been, aka JJ 2.0.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Golf clap for Deron Williams. So impressive.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    You can no longer argue Rose as the best PG imo

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    lmao that is pretty awesome. That’s the way he should be playing against guys like Derrick Rose. He always lays the smackdown on Chris Paul, but Rose seems to elude him.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    You are splitting hairs when you are comparing the elite point guards in the NBA, but in my honest opinion, Deron Williams is the best point guard in the NBA. He has it all. Lin and Amar’e for Deron Williams trade in the future? Just kidding, or am I serious?! Only I will know. lol

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Comparing Lin to Jimmer Fredette? First CJ Watson, now Jimmer Fredette? Are you serious Red? And I assume JJ means JJ Redick, right? LOL and SMH at the same time.

  • coachp

    Knicks fans are delusional. And the Knicks would trade Lin for D Will in a HEARTBEAT

  • Hulahula

    Props for jlin for his works for knicks,you cant count on him everytime,intheendoftheday bball is about 5 players but dwill was a man last night.too many open shot for him,bad d knicks…

  • Bmack

    Are you quoting me? Take the time to feel stupid because I never compared Lin to Watson. As I kept saying Lin isn’t as good as what all the hype said about him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    JustinG is tripping, UHH… deron williams(first time) and john wall put up good numbers on him too goofy but you only heard how lin killed them.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Some of y’all need to stop making blanket statements like “knicks fans are delusional.” I’m not delusional. I am passionate, but not delusional. I am not putting J-Lin in the hall of fame just yet. I’m not making it Lin’s Knicks. Nor am I chanting MVP when Lin shoots free throws. I LEAVE that DRAMA SPIT for the QUEENS in the media TROLLING for hits. ROFL

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    My bad I’m bmack.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Right on, Bmack.

  • RunNGun

    Stats are misleading… who won?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @ coachp: the crazy thing is they would probably get killed for that

  • Kadavour

    Justin G: you couldn’t be more wrong. I was at the game, and the Nets really beat Lin up early. Deron was getting the ball off a high post curl and Lin looked like a JV player trying to keep up with him as he was getting sauced throughout the night. Lin had 18 points i think until garbage time.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Bl3GRdULQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player 1982

    He had something to prove and he proved it. People saying DWill didn’t put it on Lin are missing the point. He put up the W, and matched Lin’s season high because he felt like it. People are defending Lin, but DWill’s point was they he never got owned by Lin that first game.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lol Knicks fans have been delusional since Jordan destroyed countless NBA fan lives in New York.

  • lol

    This guy ‘Red’ is a pretty big moron.

  • lol

    Oh and as for Deron: your team is bottom of the barrel, you have yet to provide any semblence of leadership to a struggling franchise and you chased one of the greatest coaches of all time out of the team that he coached for 20+ years.

    It was and still is hilarious to think that people thought that Deron was actually better than Chris Paul at any stage of their careers. Head-to-head matchups aside, Paul is head and shoulders above Williams.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @Red.. you still mad bro? lmao, the other day you actually gave Lin praise, now your HATING again.. Hippocrit. As for Deron,, yea he had a great game, but remember the knicks best perimeter defender was in a suit,shumpert…he woulda slowed down Deron a bit, plus STAT gotta learn to box out.

  • bull22

    actually red just made what is a fact. knick fans can be very delusional and even though iam not a knicks fan i was off in thinking the knicks would finish 3rd in the east, maybe next year, hahahahahahaha.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Why are you bulls fan ButtHurt? i dont get it. as for delusional.. the bulls will def win another chip!…maybe in the next 5 years!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    A lot of Knicks fans are delusional as hell, it ruins it for others (i have talked to a lot of them about it). If you can’t see that, then, well, that’s a sign.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    The other day? I’ve consistently said he’s a good role player. Still don’t say otherwise he’s decent not great and the Knicks will only sink again now because he takes too many shots. Lol 5 years? Thanks for proving you guys are delusional. Why would we be hurt, cause our team is winning and yours is losing but acting like they’ve won the playoffs because media circuit is giving them attention? Lol.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @nbk , I never said they were in contention for a chip, imo they are formidable in the east, i just cant stand dudes who hate on my team. yes everyone’s entitled to your opinion, but comments like “Lol Knicks fans have been delusional since Jordan destroyed countless NBA fan lives in New York.” C’mon man..wasnt necessary.

  • underdog

    I think the best passing PG is CP, the best scoring PG is Rose and DWill is somewhere skill wise in between them. That’s why I would pick him, if I were a GM.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Knicks fans have been delusional forever. That doesn’t mean you have been delusional. And it definitely doesn’t actually say anything about the Knicks roster. Getting defensive about that, reminds me of my cousin, who got upset because I said yellow was an ugly color. She cried, because Yellow is here favorite color. She’s 3. Not yet old enough to understand that an opinion about something she likes doesn’t actually say anything about herself. This seems pretty similar.

  • charliewinning

    LOL at the stupid idiots on here talking about “I told you so” after two bad games. That’s a classic sign of a hater. A guys has 8 really good games, yet saying he’s going to be good is hype. A guy has 2 subpar games, and all of the sudden he’s trash? Gtfoh. Delusional are the haters who think anyone believes that they’re being objective. God forbid the Knicks reach their potential. Most of you slam cats would kill yourselves if even more shine was taken from your team in Westbubblef*ck, Nowhere State.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Jeremy Lin is clearly a good player. He’s also clearly not as good as he is being made out to be by the New York media. He basically falls right in-between the Optimists and the Haters. He’ll be a solid player, probably like a better version of JJ Barea. Probably will never be the starting PG on an actual contender.

  • timboslice

    cosing @nbk

    Lin is good but DWill >

  • LP

    guards gonna start going at Lin now, we will see what the kid is made of..

  • charliewinning

    NY media cover NY sports teams for NY fans. When a guy is responsible for a turnaround on the formerly bad LOCAL team, the media is going to report on it. Who but haters get bent out of shape about what local media in a city they don’t even live in reports on? Lmaoo Lame haters do.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @nbk, Bro i aint a 3 year old. There is a huge line between hate and an opinion. I aint crying, im simply defending my team, why? im a knick fan. Been a knick fan for life. & i actually commend you for for your accurate evaluation of Lin, but for defending a biased commentator ( Red, the butthurt bulls fan), idk.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    People keep forgetting he played against horrible teams & turned it over a bunch. He played great against horrible teams but once he plays with Dwill & them he won’t last(first time he came out of nowhere Dwill didn’t expect him to do good). Again no one can say this kid isn’t decent he is but there’s a reason he did horrible with the Warriors. Again Knicks sucked so much that Lin is a delusional justification for it all. Refs will continue giving him fouls he shouldn’t get because the NBA is relishing this.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I didn’t defend anybody. I was defending the notion that Knicks fans are delusional, because a large % of them are. It drives lifelong Knicks fans, with a rational perspective on the team (which could be you, I don’t really know, I haven’t read enough of your comments to have an opinion), absolutely crazy. Because every time they reveal their preferred team, their opinion becomes less “relevant” – only because of the perception that Knicks fans are delusional. — Defending those that are, as not delusional, only makes the problem worse. Dig?

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I didn’t mean to call you a 3 year old (my bad), I was just pointing out that your reaction to the phrase “Knicks fans are delusional” seemed childish.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I see a whole lotta Knick hatin’ goin’ on. Jeremy Lin is SPECIAL. Deal with it.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    I dig. Lin for MVP.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Lol.. im joking..!

  • AD

    knicks fans are dilusional when they blame carmelo!!!.. and dont be surprised to see baron davis start in the future…. looked really good last night

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Knicks haters are just as delusional.

  • bull22

    jeremy lin is a work in progress, period! end of story.. it takes time to build chemistry, i agree with magic johnson that whoever gets the knicks in the first round will get a team that is a hard out. mike d’antoni should have never called them contenders this year and i should never have picked them to finish third in the east because they got chandler…

  • AD

    lol ^ true

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Knicks against Philly would be ideal for a first round matchup. BUT i would LOVE to see a Celtics/Knicks rematch.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering. I see a whole lotta suffering goin’ on in here. Go Knicks!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I think we will end up with either Knicks v Hawks, or Knicks v Pacers. Unless the Magic really don’t trade Dwight….then Magic v Knicks, for the most entertaining first round series since Boston v Chicago in 09

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Didn’t the Nets beat the Bulls the other day with some PG named CJ Wilson who people like Red say should be getting the same praise as Jeremy Lin for carrying the Bulls in Rose’s absence?? And how much did they lose by again? Knicks lost by 8. Had everyone who missed all those shots just made one basket a piece, this would be a different outcome. Mind you we didn’t have Shumpert who shuts down PG’s like Deron. Bulls fans especially hate on the Knicks for some reason. I’m a Knicks fan who roots hardbody for the Bulls cause I know they’re capable of keeping the Miami Heat from reaching the promised land, but y’all making me hope that Rose’s back spasms plague him for the rest of the season and playoffs…

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    My bad, meant CJ Watson’s bum ass…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Deron Williams busting someone’s @ss is not new. At all. Lin had a bad game, and even for a bad game he put up 21/9/7/4 with only 3 turnovers. An assist to turnover ratio of 3 is great, and something the Knicks can live with.

  • Tully

    Ok, so D-Will is 1-1 against an undrafted PG from Harvard and leading the Nets to a terrible season with no hope of making the playoffs… people argue that Lin’s story is overhyped, but think this is actually news? It never fails– whenever a legitimately good story breaks, there are always the reactionary fans who will immediately say, “oh that’s not such a big deal…” But I’ve been following NBA basketball since the early 1970s and I can can say that the Lin story is a unique one that SHOULD be getting media coverage. It’s a great basketball tale that really deserves the hype.

  • AD

    @tully so you sayn dwill should lead a team full of dleaguers to the playoffs?
    and how is lin not overhyped when you got dumba$$ sarah palin sayn hes uniting the country ?

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Yes before Watson was killing it hes doing badly lately but Mike James is great. Isiah Thomas has been on fire why aren’t we talking about him? Lol smh, Knicks fans are annoying cause they think they’re good while being only 7th seed, and losing to the Nets with all their players healthy, bums.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Red still comparing Jeremy Lin to C.J. Watson. Ha!

  • startown

    I would rather have Shumpert than Lin personally. I wish the Twolves had Shumpert that guy looks to be a good player long term, really athletic and plays D.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    LOL. I feel bad for Lin. He wins, hype hype hype. He loses “SEE I TOLD YOU HE WAS ALL HYPE NO SUBSTANCE!”
    Jeez.
    AD: Sarah Palin also said that Paul Revere rode on his horse to tell the British not to take our guns. Why in the world would you bring up Sarah Palin?

  • AD

    @Jukai because it just brings me to the point that the media is overhyping him. Lin is a good player but when jeremy lin goes political it has to be overhyped….

  • Heals

    Hater this, hater that, oh he’s a hater, sure that’s what a hater would say. That shht is soooo tired…

  • shuref00t

    Why you gotta hate on all the haterz, Heals?!

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lol, I just said I never compared the two, so not only is orange delusional he’s a moron..great. And quit with the hater stuff, y’all seriously view someone with an opinion as a hater? Wow

  • @Deknowz

    See you in the playoffs Deron…oh wait, your still a NET. Maybe next year?

  • l2ising Phoenix

    Lmao @ O, c.j Wilson Lmao. Idk why I found that so funny. Like I said Mr. Red , your opinions carry an ill amount of HATE, towards Lin/Knicks. If your were in a healthy debate about let’s seee green or blue would you say “blue is a great color, but yall just mad blue ain’t the color of money! ” I know , horrible analogy. But w.e idc anymore… Anybody know who the Knicks play next?

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    @Deknowz – The Knicks, by percentage points, are tied for the 8th seed in the playoffs. They still have a losing record. Slow your role making fun of Nets fans not making the playoffs. That’s like a 300 lb guy making fun of a 320 lb guy for being fat. And maybe I missed the other conversations, but what’s wrong with comparing Lin to CJ Watson? CJ Watson is a strong back-up that can start on several teams. That’s probably exactly where Lin ends up after all the nonsense slows down.

  • not your fan

    That cool D-Will got what he wanted.. to be frank i can careless about him.. I just want to say J-Lin is a rook and his time will come, last night he wasn’t playing Lin Ball. I blame it on Carmelo A. the ball hogger. I know it his team but he need to share the f’n ball.. Over rated and nothing to anticipate. SMH

  • Havana

    I’ve watched a lot of lins games and have been cheering for him. However as with all players that I end up disliking the media has given him disproportionate props which makes him (to me) umlikable. Lin has a few weaknesses, he is turnover prone and although the commentators talk about how he is a big guard he really has strength issues when he enters the lane. Unfortunately for those that are trying to like his game, he also has started to become the beneficiary of a lot of phantom foul calls (adding to his point totals). No 2nd year player gets that much respect ever from he referees. Last night was a perfect example, a lot of eye rolling and ‘yeah whatever’ expressions by the nets whenever Lin got a bail out call. So for me this is slowly becoming a case of the nba and the hype machine unnecessarily ruining what should be a great story.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    AD: Sarah Palin hasn’t been in politics for forever, she’s entertainment now. She said something about the Jeremy Lin craze to appear up-to-date and hip, as well as to stay relevant.
    How old are you, exactly?

  • Ldub

    I am still trying to figure out what the hype is all about? 10 games right? just 10 games on a shortened schedule full of injuries and tired players. A depleated roster. The moment Melo comes back they lose. SO Knick fans, is it Melo or Lin that you would prefer to have? Its only been 1 game, but they didnt win. NO WIN FOR LIN (that should have been the title of this). I will not knock the fact that the kid is playing insane right now. However, the turnovers are killers and the Knicks have yet to play a stretch of great defensive teams.
    Williams, Wall, Fisher, Rubio, Jack, Kidd (none of these PGs strike fear as defenders). Thursday night vs the Heat will be the true test…leagues best defensive team. Chalmers and Cole should put more pressure on him than any of the previous pgs…plus Wade and Bron have the size/skills/speed to keep him in check!

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHoliday

    @not your fan, you should delete your comment for a few reasons. For starters, Lin isnt a rookie. 2, what the hell is Lin Ball? 3, do you really believe its melo fault they lost, because I don’t think so? 4, why do you think Melo is “over rated”?

  • charliewinning

    According to internet commentators, a large percentage of Knick fans are delusional (and your data comes from what exactly?), and they are annoyed at a city they don’t live in supporting the local team. That’s not a difference of opinion, that’s being an obsessive hater. Nobody forces anyone to read hype artcles.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Exactly Ldub.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    Williams and Rubio are good defensive point gaurds. And Kidd wasn’t gaurding Lin, Marion was. I wouldn’t completely write off what Lin is doing. There’s a happy medium there somwhere.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Dwill should circle every game.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    Diesel: Apparently not on SLAM.

  • Ldub

    when you think of Rubio, you think of passing. when you think of Dwill, you think of “all around PG”. Marion is too old to guard any pg in the L even his own teammate Kidd. Maybe you should read the entire post again and realize that I said … “I will not knock the fact that the kid is playing insane right now”…<—-this means that I agree he is doing his thing, however….the guards he has played against, are not defensive minded guards.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/12140/is-this-the-best-start-ever-for-lebron-james nbk

    Diesel & Jukai, you guys realize Lin did literally nothing against Rubio right?

  • BuzzerBeater

    To be honest, Knicks would’ve still won if JLin would just keep playing his game like the past few. He cared too much about letting Melo fit in, whereas the whole arena was waiting for Lin to take over.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Plus, he “only” had 3 TO last night. I would take his 6 TO and the Dub any day over 3 TO and L. He wasnt as aggressive last night. Those who watched the game know that the energy just wasn’t the same.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Wtf lol Melo only took 11 shots wtf do you mean he was worried about fitting Melo in? If that were true he wouldn’t have taken all those shots.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Jeremy Lin’s story reminds me more of Kurt Warner in 1999, not Tim Tebow in 2012. Jeremy Lin’s SI cover should have read: Who is this guy? From out of nowhere, the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, takes the NBA by storm.

  • Ldub

    @BuzzerBeater…maybe he is just getting tired of playing so many minutes every night? Dude is averaging 43min a night. Regardless of your energy, style of play,etc., you will get tired. Especially playing games so close together. Even the best athletes in the world, with all the best trainers and training facilities cannot keep going at such a high pace.

  • Paul H

    Jeremy Lin Is being blamed for Sarah Palin saying something retarded. *Sigh, walks toward the door*

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Orange, I agree. Much more similar to Kurt Warner then anyone else that I can think of.

  • bull22

    @orange, uh more like tim tebow cause lin not leading the ny knicks to
    a title this year, lol! if the knicks were to win an nba title this year, i would have nothing negative to say about them until 2013.

  • bull22

    at the end of day and as i have said before, rose,westbrook,parker,rondo and paul are the top 5 guards in the league! winning teams,mvp’s of regular season and finals,rookies of year, nba champions, every other point guard is get in where you fit in at 6 thru 30!

  • dazzy

    Who said they weren’t? Only stans argue points nobody made, then make it seem like they’re droppin knowledge. Sit down.

  • Ldub

    LOL @ Dazzy

  • DHughes

    a yo Jimmer Fredette is underrated he’s like lin in a lot of ways but better with both hands

  • bull22

    actually none of us can tell if we are sitting down or standing up, there are those who have spoken alot of nonsense today, dont know how long you have been on here dazzy so you may not be up to speed on the foolish comments so chill.

  • nic

    People hate. Him cuz he is from vietnam

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    bull22, go away and never come back. Dazzy schooled you homie. Your such a hater on Lin it’s ridiculous. I don’t even like the kid, but your hate is so obvious I had to say something. Every game that passes you seem to say, “he’s only played these 10 PG’s and none of them are 1996 Gary Payton so he hasn’t proved anything.” G.T.F.O.H.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lol man y’all are wack for calling people haters for having opinions. Lakeshow sit down kid your lakers suck. People have been acting like Lin is elite when he really isn’t.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Red, your not even worth my time for a come back. Your of that little regard to me. If you don’t think bull22 is hating you are also a hater. I don’t even like the term hater, but I call a duck a duck when I see one quacking and making people buy Aflac.

  • Dan

    d-will wait untill the knicks whipe your a**s in the playoffs… oh wait… your squad wont make it there. so who cares about last nite? the media will just wait untill the next knicks win to continue the linsanity hype… love it :D

  • MUBWAR

    eh dan if the knicks make it to the playoff as 6th 7th or 8th seed, it’s last season all over again. So don’t be quick to dismiss the nets from the playoff

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lmao I’m not worth the time yet you typed up a good 5 sentences to me moron? Wow ok, again having an opinion on a discussion board isn’t hating not everyone will agree.

  • Chukaz

    Lin got destroyed last nite. He got 10 points in the 4th quarter when the game was out of reach. He had 11 points thru 3 quarters. DWill had like 32 thru 3. Don’t get it confused, Lin was not as good as his stats say he was last nite

  • ChipS

    Funny how Lin and Stoudemire get a pass and Melo gets the blame for trying to fit in. D-Will busted Lin’s a*s last night for 38. Kris Humphries outworked STAT, 14-3 in rebounding. I’m not ready to panic because when a team shoots 15-31 from three and a player has a career high in makes and attempted, chances are you didn’t have a good night. And don’t give me this Melo was a ballstopper last night nonsense. He had 11 shot attempts 6 ast and 6 TO’s from trying to create and fit in. He was just Rusty, all there is to it. And i’ll probably take alot of heat but, New York has the most full of sh*t sports fans in this country. Not saying every fan is the same but a couple years ago the same fans cheered as Kobe Bryant went for 61 and cheered as Lebron James put up nearly a triple double with 50+ points. Last year we want Melo chants, this year it’s trade him. When they start winning it will be “I always knew he could fit in”. Like I said full of sh*t, and it’s to the point where you have to wonder if there not only full of it in sports but in LIFE in general. Last night it came to a head, and the bandwagon Knicks fans showed their true colors. But I have to say Orange is a true fan from what I see and not really full of it like them idiots that call into radio shows and be ready to jump off a ledge.

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @ChipS ,i agree 100%, NY fans a quick to cheer if we have somethin good goin, but undoubtly we are ready to crucify someone if ish aint goin right. As for me, im optimistic. its just 1 game, Melo will get it together, shumpert will get healthy and we will continue to prove. There are a crazy amount of bandwagon Knicks fan (Lin being a reason, but its not his fault) , but obviously there are hardcore fans as the likes of Me, Orange, & O . The knicks will get it together there is no doubt about that.HATERS GON HATE.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    People, yall like Lin is all world now. I would trade Lin for a great player, because there is no guarantee he can keep his good performances up. I would trade Lin for Steve Nash right now or for CJ Watson, backup for Rose. CJ Watson no offense could put up these numbers as the starter for the Knicks. Can’t believe people act like he is ALL NBA first team or something. Just a good player who can finish at rim and unselfish, nothing more. BOOK IT!!

  • Mega

    bull22 thinks he has some clever posts. Really they just read like some broken ass english. Stop trying to sway opinions with ur pseudo-statistics. Call this trollin I obviously dont care, ur just so annoying on this website, like the kid who thinks he knows ball, until hes in a room with some real hoopheads. J Lin will be in this league for a while, get used to it.

  • ripslam

    Let’s face the facts, the Knicks would take Deron Williams over Jeremy Lin any day of the week. I like Lin and think what he’s done is certainly no fluke, but he has his flaws. He shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath as CP3, Rose, Williams, or Rondo. J-Lin is the perfect fit for his team. Appreciate him, but don’t overblow his value as a player.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Exactly ripslam, EXACTLY. Give the kid props but don’t act like this kid is the best thing ever all a sudden. The kid is DECENT as a role player, one who could really help a team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    Remember when KD told Brandon Jennings he got cooked by Josh Selby during the summer leagues??? Well yeah, players don’t take it too kindly when that ish follows them around. Hence, why Lin and the Knicks got “cooked” by DWill. Wait till he gets a monster to cook with…(hint: D12)

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    I feel Dwill will go to Orlando *shrug*

  • MeloMan15

    This loss says two things that should already be known…. 1) Deron WIlliams is a helluva player (the best pg in my opinion) and 2) Jeremy Lin is still a very good player, just not as good as dwill.

  • john

    I WONDER WHY SLAM ISNT DICK RIDING JEREMY… I MEAN SLAM IS NOTORIOUSLY BIASED TOWARDS IVERSON, EVEN IN HIS LATER YEARS, AND NOW YOU GET ONE PLAYER WHO DESTROYS ALL PERCEPTION ON WHAT NOT JUST AN NBA BUT A BASKETBALL PLAYER IN GENERAL CAN BE. HMMMMM

  • MikeC.

    Damn. “Delusional” must be the word of the day.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Sure is, just ask John.

  • http://obsessioncollection.wordpress.com grgeblck

    deron williams should focus on his career rather than Jlin, who he thinks as nobody.

  • observer

    Congrats Jeremy! When Deron Williams (he of 3rd overall draft pick and Team USA Olympic Gold Medal) feels the need to “prove” that he’s better than you, you’ve made it. When people feel the need to state that you’re not as good as Rose, Paul, Rondo, Nash, and any number of other All-Star PGs, you’ve made it. When you’re getting “hate” on SLAM, you’ve made it. Kid can ball, he’s proved that already.. whether he’s an all-star, starting pg, or a backup, he’s an NBA player. Anyone that claims they KNOW what kind of player he’ll be is simply talking out of their ass. Nobody knows.. that’s why they play the games.

    On another topic, something I find hilarious is when players need “revenge” as motivation. What happened to WINNING as motivation? If Deron played with that kind of bounce every night maybe the Nets wouldn’t have such a crappy record.

  • Heals

    @Red, most folks have forgotten what is/never experienced real hate so it’s easy to throw the word around nowadays when someone doesn’t totally agree…

  • http://www.freerice.com freerice

    You guys are f**king idiots. Lin has won 7 of 9 games and yet when he loses one with a stat line of 21/7/9/4 y’all bash on him for shooting too many shots. He’s been shooting over 50% during his span and the knicks are 7-2 with Lin. If you actually saw the game, you would’ve noticed that the nets were getting way too many calls ( 2 fouls on three pointers i think) and shot many many more free throws. The difference between isiah thomas and lin is that lin is getting Ws, all that matters.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    ugh^^

  • BuzzerBeater

    Melo got 6assists and 6TO’s, shows that he was getting the ball but just not shooting it much. Doesn’t mean JLin was taking away Melo’s shots. With just a small sample size, it’s still too early to tell, but they just don’t look comfortable together out there.

  • balLin

    I get it. I understand that Lin won’t be given his due until he puts in his time just like D-Will, D. Rose, and CP3 have. Until than, he’ll have to consistently put up numbers or just keep winning to get there. Same goes for Rubio, Calderone, John Wall, and Irving. All GREAT players that will in time be proven as the elites.

    The story is amazing. The media is annoying. I get it.

    Now understand this, telling me this kid is just decent/average/role-player is annoyingly underhyping him. Until his stats start to fall off and he turns to a 10pts/10assist player on a winning team will I stop defending his above average playing skills. Telling me “the system” is the reason he is successful is telling me Shumpert and Douglas should have been dropping 20pts and 10 dimes a game easily.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Rubio, Wall, and Irving are way ahead of him. Perhaps not Rubio but Irving & Wall are.

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    balLin: you don’t get it. Every point guard who has failed in D’Antoni’s system (Leandro Barbosa, Smush Parker, Eddie House, Marcus Banks, D.J. Strawberry, Mardy Collins, Toney Douglas, Iman Shumpert, Chris Duhon that second season he utterly flopped in) have built in excuses. But you know, Nash, Felton and Lin are totally products of the system, 100%. They’re utterly skillless without it.

  • balLin

    Irving and Wall aren’t winners. They are great ball players but until they win they aren’t any better than Lin who at least can win games, whether you argue against sub 500 or Lakers/Dallas so far.

  • balLin

    @Jukai I see what you did there =)

  • balLin

    Since Linsanity erupted (2/4), if you compare both John Wall to J. Lin (to base this off your argument that he’s way ahead of him).

    At the time of playing them (meaning the teams at that time were above .500)

    John Wall 19.8ppg 4.3TO 8.5ass 1.2stl FG% 49 3W 6L 4teams above .500
    Jermy Lin 24.6ppg 5.6TO 9.2ass 2.4stl FG% 51 8W 2L 4teams above .500

    I’m not even going to bring Irving into this because he was hurt. And going by this year’s stats vs Lin’s start since 2/4… it’s not even close.

    And you cannot argue to me that Lin had a better team surrounding him at the time. Right now? Yes. During his streak? Hell no.

    I’ll give you hands down without a doubt that D.Rose, Cp3, and D-Will shouldn’t even be uttered under the same breath right now when talking about Lin but the other guys no. You’re underhyping him way too much as the media overhypes him.

  • Justin G.

    Guys, I said I DIDN’T WATCH THE GAME. I was going by the highlights that weren’t shown. Jesus…learn to read

  • BuzzerBeater

    Let’s face it, as long as any PG plays under coach MDA, it doesn’t matter what he does throughout his career, the success is 100% due to the system, and any failure is 100% PG’s fault.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Bl3GRdULQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player 1982

    The people bashing DWill And the Nets are aware that DWill had 21/6boards/11assists/3 steals that first loss right? You have to be aware of that since you’re defending how Lin almost having a trip is almost as good as the W right? It’s not possible you’re argument is one-sided right? Raymond Felton averaged 17 and 9 in NYC, and nobody cared. Winning is everything. He’s doing everything NYC needs right now, which is great guard play as an above average offensive option. They have to win for any of it to mean anything. You guys are still basketball fans, right? Or is this an alternate universe where stats will suffice as long as they’re almost a triple double? Put Lin on the Nets, and screw the hype. You think he leads them to the same record the Knicks currently have? If your answer is yes, you’re not really watching basketball. No ones comparing Douglas and Shumpert to Lin. Lin is the best pg on the Knicks right now, BDiddy included. That doesn’t make him the best PG in the league, or even on the East Coast. He’s Ballin. But don’t act like he’s the only one. I did see the game, and DWill didn’t get gifted 38points by phantom calls. By more free throws you mean 3 more right? There’s no way your just making up stats right?

  • Paul H

    140 comments just because the words “Lin” and “revenge” are In the title.

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Cool to see where Deron’s priorities are.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Lin doesn’t have way better players around him? Are u serious?! For a bit he had amare, he had fields, Shumpert, Novak. Wall has Lewis, Crawford, McGee. Lol wowww.

  • charliewinning

    NY sports fans are certainly the most famous fans in the country. All these outsiders seem to have an opinion on what kind of fans we are, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a NYer giving a sh*t about another city’s fans (you’re not important enough). We support our players, haters have a problem. We criticise them, haters have a problem. Worry about your own team’s fans.

  • http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/15/memewatch-adventures-in-linsanity/#more-20490 Allenp

    “(Leandro Barbosa, Smush Parker, Eddie House, Marcus Banks, D.J. Strawberry, Mardy Collins, Toney Douglas, Iman Shumpert, Chris Duhon that second season he utterly flopped in)”
    ^
    That is BS list. Barbosa is a two guard, Smush Parker was in the League two years, Eddie House is a two guard, Strawberry was a two guard or small forward, Collins didn’t get run in New York, Toney Douglas is a short two guard, Shumpert is a two guard and Duhon shined for hte first half of the season, but D’Antoni ran him into the ground and other teams adapted.
    I hate when people make bad arguments. It’s offensive to logic.
    Anybody who watches ball knows that D’Antoni’s system benefits point guards. Players say it, coaches say, people who watch can see what it does. At this point, if you don’t acknowledge that the SSOL offensive is like point guard steroids, you’re just delusional. There’s really nothing else to say.

  • MikeC.

    @charlie you beat me to it. I’m not from NY, but am a Knick fan. My question to everyone that thinks Lin is hype and a product of the NY media: why do you spend so much time discussing Lin in the comment section of a NY-based magazine?

  • http://sajkfldl.com Jukai

    See? Even though the majority of those players played point (Barbosa came into the league as a point, Eddie played point most of his career, as did Strawberry, Smush was in for longer, Collins “didn’t get a chance” LOL) they all have excuses.
    It’s so dumb and meaningless to argue. Built in excuses galore.

  • McWill

    Just like with Tim Tebow, the media (mainly ESPN) is putting a huge spotlight day in and day out on Lin making him look like he is above everybody else and all thats gonna do is frustrate fans and players in the league…hope Lin can handle the target on his back…DWill lit them up.

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