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post #8821 of 27226
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

So he plays for what 2 weeks and scores 38 in one game so now he's nba elite, gotcha.


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ok so you obviously did not see him play the 25 games so I'll leave you with your enlightened view.
post #8822 of 27226
No you are right, he is world class.
post #8823 of 27226
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

No you are right, he is world class.

So again, you are saying you did not see him play, that he is garbage and only world class guards are worth 8 mln a year.
post #8824 of 27226
Have you ever considered a career as a sports analyst?
post #8825 of 27226
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Have you ever considered a career as a sports analyst?


Sorry Lin left you so butthurt, I'll let you be.
post #8826 of 27226
Please, continue to fellate Lin by all means.

I'm surprised you were able to type.
post #8827 of 27226
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

Lin being a christian is a huge plus, and he's definitely being a model citizen, but this latest smear piece from stephen A. smith. These kinds of smear pieces demand a response/defense for their sheer absurdity.

The best part:
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It was about Jeremy Lin not seeing the forest for the trees, salivating over green instead of orange and blue -- choosing to play for a team on a track to nowhere instead of continuing to help his former team position itself for championship contention.

Right...because the Knicks are one piece away from a championship lol8[1].gif

The whole thing from Smith is completely absurd. Sure, Lin *could* have found a way to stay on the Knicks, but they told him to go shopping and he did. He found someone willing to pay him a ton of extra money, and he'd be stupid not to make the Knicks match. Whether he "deserves" it or not is totally irrelevant, the Rockets made that decision, not Lin.
post #8828 of 27226
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/48033/jeremy-lins-contract-in-perspective

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/keeping-lin-should-make-financial-sense-for-the-knicks/?smid=tw-share

If you calculate wins by point guards and divide by salary you can see that each extra win a pg causes his teammates is worth about $1.2 mill for a team. I forget which espn article but there was one where a guy did regression analysis to eliminate low sample size bias and found that even then Lin would be an above average top 10 to 20 pg and those guys as a group earn about $10 mill a year. So at $8 mill Lin is still worth his salary. Bring in merchandise sales, ticket sales, increased viewership and thus advertising, the stretch provision, and the fact that he is a valuable tradable asset there's no way that an extra $5 mill in the third year of his contract was the logical reason not sign him (stretch provision eliminates any argument of luxury tax and so does the overpaid contracts of the top two players)
post #8829 of 27226
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In the vid, Stephen A Smith said that by the time Lin develops to be good, Melo and Amare might be out of their prime. So yeah, get Kidd & Felton because those guys are on their prime now? lol8[1].gif
post #8830 of 27226
Lol. Woodson was talking about how every championship team in the past decade an a half was won by veterans. Right so that means you should get all the old people and you'll be able to get a championship right?

Kinda sucks for Kidd cuz the impression I got was he signed with the Knicks cuz Lin would be there.

Also Felton is way overpaid. Literally makes no sense to me
post #8831 of 27226
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Lol. Woodson was talking about how every championship team in the past decade an a half was won by veterans. Right so that means you should get all the old people and you'll be able to get a championship right?
Kinda sucks for Kidd cuz the impression I got was he signed with the Knicks cuz Lin would be there.
Also Felton is way overpaid. Literally makes no sense to me

I like how everyone has given Woodie a free pass on destroying Fields and Douglass's confidence/game, playing Shumpert garbage minutes and playing Smith starter minutes, even when he was shooting 3-17 or something. My only hope is that in 3 years, when the team gets blown up, that we don't go after another high priced veteran or veterans that had their best years elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

there are plenty of "christian" athletes of ahem, black and caucasian race that are boastful, arrogant, and defiant in the face of adversity.
how many asian athletes do that?
Lin being a christian is a huge plus, and he's definitely being a model citizen, but this latest smear piece from stephen A. smith. These kinds of smear pieces demand a response/defense for their sheer absurdity.
Since its a Stephen A. Smith article we can assume its is completely devoid of facts. I read it and well go ahead and read it yourself... its a smear piece - just to be provocative.
Lin really needs to stand up for himself in this situation, because its so obvious the fact that he's christian and asian, they are taking advantage that Lin won't respond/react/defend himself.

I will give you that his "asian"-ness probably has something to do with at least SOME of it. I won't deny that race doesn't factor in here.
However, i don't see anything about how Tim Tebow should defend himself over some of the stuff said about him either wink.gif

I'd also say that there are a lot of "christian" athletes who aren't who they claim to be
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

No you are right, he is world class.
we're not saying he's "world class" but at the LEAST middle of the road


I like how Kidd moved all his shit to "mentor" Lin and then the dude leaves.
post #8834 of 27226
I knew the melo trade would ruin any chance of the knicks becoming something, dude sabotages everyone he doesn't like, and ed is spot on with his analysis i couldn't agree more, I am a long suffering knicks fan for over 20 years, but this might have been worse than hiring scott layden.
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