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02-11-2012, 02:22 PM
Linsanity? Yellow Mamba? It doesn't matter. His game speaks for itself. ;D




His stats in the last 4 games
- all NY wins
- Amare missed 3 of the 4 games
- Melo played only 2 out of the 4 games (but played only 5 mins. against Utah bec. of an injury)

25 points on 10 of 19 shooting and 7 assists (vs. New Jersey)
28 points on 10 of 17 shooting and 8 assists (vs. Utah)
23 points on 9 of 14 shooting and 10 assists (vs. Washington)
38 points on 13 of 23 shooting and 7 assists (vs. LA Lakers)

I know for a fact that 4 games don't define a career but to have these kind of numbers while missing your top 2 players is something to marvel at.

Is he the first Harvard player to do this well in the league?

02-14-2012, 08:28 AM
sasakay din ako :)

I saw sa yahoosports.com this morning, LIN-SANITY parin

- NBA Player of the Week
- MSG Ticket Sales Up
- Dispute between MSG and Cable Time Warner
- Lin Gear (Selling Jersey like hotcake)
- Stock Market

and lastly

- He might be the key for US-China ;D

02-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Floyd Mayweather Hits Jeremy Lin On Race - http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201202/floyd-mayweather-plays-race-card-jeremy-lin

02-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Against the Toronto Raptors:

27 pts, 11 asts, 2 rebs, 1 stl including the game winning 3 pointer.


Pero prone error pa sya - I think he had 6-7 TO's.

Nevertheless, it was another LINsane night for him.

02-15-2012, 09:38 PM

Lins gamewinner vs Toronto. Ganda nung bitaw saka lambot nung follow through ng kamay.

02-15-2012, 09:55 PM
Got this from realgm.

Lin's target lhitist.


Your next Mark G. ;D


02-19-2012, 09:47 AM
The NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets snapped Jeremy Lin's magical run.

Kid Cubao
02-19-2012, 08:45 PM
Floyd Mayweather Hits Jeremy Lin On Race - http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/daily-take/201202/floyd-mayweather-plays-race-card-jeremy-lin

if jeremy lin was as snarky as i am (at times), he would have replied, "if i were black, i wouldn't fight manny pacquiao either." ;D

02-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Lin-Sanity back on track against the Defending Champs! ;)

02-21-2012, 12:05 AM
I think the greatest thing about him is that he looks like just one of those guys that you play with in Sunday morning pick up games and all of a sudden you seem him fill up the highlight reels on your TV! And he is so humble, not usual for NBA players.

02-22-2012, 06:17 PM
UFC President Dana White said on 02/21/12:

"First of all, what he said I think was racist. He's made a couple of racist comments and, yes, Floyd, you're racist with the stuff that you've said. First of all, Jeremy Lin gets all of this credit because he's an Asian player in the NBA that African Americans never get? Yeah. He's getting all this praise because he's an Asian guy playing in the NBA. You say that African Americans don't get it? Really, Kobe Bryant doesn't get any praise? Michael Jordan never got any praise? The list goes on and on of the guys who completely get praised for being great NBA basketball players. Not only can he compete and make it in the NBA, the guy is tearing it up and is breaking records, you knucklehead. OK?"


02-23-2012, 07:54 PM

China's new sports problem
Stop the Linsanity?
Feb 20th 2012, 2:47 by G.E. | BEIJING

EARLY this morning—for viewers in China—the New York Knicks of the new Taiwanese-American hero Jeremy Lin played against the Dallas Mavericks and with them China’s current standard-bearer in the NBA: the 7-foot-tall Yi Jianlian, a high draft pick who has proven a disappointment in America. Mr Yi's Mavericks lost the game, 104-97, but the bigger loser was Chinese soft power.

Mr Lin has quickly amassed a huge following among Chinese basketball fans (and this country does love basketball). This poses a bit of a conundrum for Chinese authorities for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that Mr Lin is an American who is proudly of Taiwanese descent, which would seem to complicate China’s efforts to claim him (and oh how they have tried already—on which, more below).

But there are three other reasons Mr Lin’s stardom could fluster the authorities. First, he is very openly Christian, and the Communist Party is deeply wary of the deeply religious (notably on those within its own ranks). Second, he is not a big centre or forward, the varietals which are the chief mainland Chinese export to the NBA, including the Mavericks’ Mr Yi; and of course he came out of nowhere to become a star, having been educated at the most prestigious university in America, Harvard.

Mr Lin is, put plainly, precisely everything that China’s state sport system cannot possibly produce. If Mr Lin were to have been born and raised in China, his height alone might have denied him entry into China’s sport machine, as Time’s Hannah Beech points out: “Firstly, at a mere 6’3”—relatively short by basketball standards—Lin might not have registered with Chinese basketball scouts, who in their quest for suitable kids to funnel into the state sport system are obsessed with height over any individual passion for hoops.” Even when Mr Lin was still a young boy, one look at his parents, each of unremarkable stature, would have made evaluators sceptical. Ms Beech’s other half happens to be Brook Larmer, the author of the fascinating book “Operation Yao Ming”, which details how Chinese authorities contrived to create China’s most successful basketball star, Mr Yao, the product of tall parents who were themselves Chinese national basketball team players. The machine excels at identifying, processing and churning out physical specimens—and it does so exceedingly well for individual sports, as it will again prove in London this year. But it happens to lack the nuance and creativity necessary for team sport.

What of Mr Lin’s faith? If by chance Mr Lin were to have gained entry into the sport system, he would not have emerged a Christian, at least not openly so. China has tens of millions of Christians, and officially tolerates Christianity; but the Communist Party bars religion from its membership and institutions, and religion has no place in its sport model. One does not see Chinese athletes thanking God for their gifts; their coach and Communist Party leaders, yes, but Jesus Christ the Saviour? No.

Then there is the fact that Mr Lin’s parents probably never would have allowed him anywhere near the Chinese sport system in the first place. This is because to put one’s child (and in China, usually an only child at that) in the sport system is to surrender that child’s upbringing and education to a bureaucracy that cares for little but whether he or she will win medals someday. If Mr Lin were ultimately to be injured or wash out as an athlete, he would have given up his only chance at an elite education, and been separated from his parents for lengthy stretches, for nothing. (One must add to this the problem of endemic corruption in Chinese sport that also scares away parents—Chinese football referee Lu Jun, once heralded as the “golden whistle” for his probity, was sentenced to jail last week as part of a massive match-fixing scandal). Most Chinese parents, understandably, prefer to see their children focus on schooling and exams.

In America, meanwhile, athletic excellence actually can open doors to an elite education, through scholarships and recruitment. Harvard does not provide athletic scholarships, but it does recruit players who also happen to be academic stars. There is no real equivalent in China.

So China almost certainly has its own potential Jeremy Lin out there, but there is no path for him to follow. This also helps explain, as we have noted, why China fails at another sport it loves, football. Granted, Mr Lin’s own path to stardom is in itself unprecedented, but in America, the unprecedented is possible. Chinese basketball fans have taken note of this. Mr Lin’s story may be a great and inspiring proof of athleticism to the Chinese people, but it is also unavoidably a story of American soft power.

Some authorities in China have responded, as might be expected, by trying to appropriate Mr Lin. The Chinese city of Pinghu, in coastal Zhejiang Province, sent a missive to its recently remembered former resident, Mr Lin’s grandmother on his mother’s side; officials crowed that she was pleased by the attention her hometown is paying to her grandson’s success. Xinhua, China’s official news service, published a fanciful article urging Mr Lin to take Chinese citizenship and join the national team of the People’s Republic.

Mr Lin’s Taiwanese family background seems to pose a special problem. China Central Television (CCTV), the national monopoly that broadcasts NBA games, has not joined in Linsanity. A game featuring Mr Lin a week ago, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, was broadcast on Beijing TV’s sport channel, but the broadcast included the forbidden image of the Taiwanese national flag, held proudly by fans in the stands. (The flag is typically blurred in China if it must appear in news footage). Chinese netizens noticed, and wondered if that would bring a punishment, or a tape delay. CCTV, for its part, told Netease, a Chinese internet portal, that most Knicks games couldn’t be shown due to the “time difference”, “but if time allows, games of the Knicks will definitely be broadcasted preferentially.”

That remains to be seen. Fortunately for Chinese sport fans, the internet provides a ready-made alternative to the state television system. Most of Mr Lin’s games are being made available by live stream on the portal Sina.com. This morning’s game against Mr Yi’s Mavericks was a rather interesting exception, a mysterious little black hole on Sina.com’s NBA schedule. Frustrated Chinese fans had to go looking for dodgier streams elsewhere online. What they found was a closely fought game between the two teams, with Mr Lin again starring and leading the Knicks to victory. More poignantly, they found their countryman, Mr Yi, remain on the bench for the entire game, reduced to the role of spectator. It was a glimpse of the Chinese sport system versus American soft power. Perhaps it was not fit for viewing.

02-23-2012, 11:06 PM
This got me thinking.... so pwede maglaro si Lin sa Chinese Taipei if he wants right? Patay tayo jan! ;D

02-24-2012, 04:34 AM
Interesting fact from this article....


Lin is not the first Asian American to play in the National Basketball Association. Raymond Townsend, who's of Filipino descent, was a first-round choice of the Golden State Warriors in the 1970s. Rex Walters, who is of Japanese descent, was a first-round draft pick by the New Jersey Nets out of the University of Kansas in 1993 and played seven seasons in the NBA; Walters is now the coach at University of San Francisco. Wat Misaka is believed to have been the first Asian American to play professional basketball in the United States. Misaka, who's of Japanese descent, appeared in three games for the New York Knicks in the 1947-48 season when the Knicks were part of the Basketball Association of America, which merged with the NBA after the 1948-49 season.

02-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Can someone please explain the term "soft power?"

02-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Sorry, as a Political Science grad I could understand the types of power:

May hard (military way through use of coercion) and then soft.

From http://www.futurecasts.com/book%20review%206-4.htm

It was coined by Joseph Nye. He said in his book "Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics."

"[Soft power] is the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments. It arises from the attractiveness of a country's culture, political ideals, and policies. When our policies are seen as legitimate in the eyes of others, our soft power is enhanced."

So in this case, the success of Jeremy Lin's is the success of the American culture (where did he studied and grew up?).

03-14-2012, 12:36 PM
LINsanity couldn't cure NY's MELOncholy for now... :P

03-18-2012, 12:35 PM
The Knicks have won 3 straight games after Coach Mike D'Antoni left them. They are now at the 8th spot.

Lin still is helping the Knicks.Problem is he would have a competition for the Point Guard slot against Baron Davis.

03-18-2012, 04:35 PM
The Knicks have won 3 straight games after Coach Mike D'Antoni left them. They are now at the 8th spot.

Lin still is helping the Knicks.Problem is he would have a competition for the Point Guard slot against Baron Davis.

IMO i doubt if that ever happens, its more because of how bad Baron has been this year. I think Lin does a better job in running the offense but BD does know where to pass to Melo or Amare ;D

Dark Knight
03-20-2012, 09:36 AM
What's the big fuzz about Jeremy Lin? He's averaging just about any average NBA Black players are scoring. It's like if Larry Bird has been black, he will be just an ordinary player. Ok, i'll take exception, Bird is one of the greatest,black or white. But Jeremy Lin?

Got it, he's american asian.

03-21-2012, 04:58 PM
^Jeremy Lin is a committed servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
^ He is a Harvard Graduate
^ He is among only six players since 1985 to accomplish at least 20 points, seven assists and a steal for six games in a row.
^ He brought wins to the Knicks at a time when his superstar teammates Carmelo and Stoudamire were not playing due to injuries.

03-21-2012, 05:23 PM
just to add, another great thing about him is that he beat the odds. From being undrafted, playing the D league, getting cut twice this season and for not playing much in his first 20 something he became a full time starter and solid contributor for the Knicks. he can be a source of inspiration for everyone because he never gave up and despite already living the dream he remains humble. minsan ka na lang makakakita ng ganyan sa NBA

04-28-2012, 07:46 PM

Rose, Lin top NBA's jersey sales

NEW YORK (AP) -- Move over, Kobe and LeBron: Only Derrick Rose could top Linsanity when it came to jersey sales over the past year.

The league's reigning MVP has the top-selling jersey at the NBA Store and nbastore.com since April 2011, the NBA says Thursday. Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was No. 2, despite his merchandise not even being available until his stunning breakthrough in February.

Bryant was third and James fourth, unusually low spots for two of the NBA's biggest superstars. Bryant had been No. 1 six times and James twice since 2001.

Carmelo Anthony rounded out the top five, helping the Knicks finish second in team merchandise sales. The Bulls were No. 1 for the first time since April 2001.

Dark Knight
05-05-2012, 02:44 PM
People especially Pinoys are really suckers for anything or anyone that got instant fame just because they scored 20 points in 6 straight games or they've been instrumental for their teams victory when their star players are down. Ordinary players have been doing this time and again ever since time immemorial. Even in the PBA unheralded players are stepping up. Theres nothing mythical about Jeremy Lins game except he's Asian.

I wonder how long Lin's popularity will last. Or he is just a fad. Will probably fade into oblivion after i dunno. Unless he LEADS his team to a championship.