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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Jeremy Lin represents




Jeremy Lin, in da house! A Jason Kidd-like performance. I thought he was going to wash out of the league. Lin was not heavily recruited out of HS and played his college ball at Harvard.


9 comments:

Yan Shen said...

You know, I was going to mention Lin's breakout performance at Madison Square Garden in another thread until I saw it here. Random musing, I wonder if Lin is the smartest player in the league? Pau Gasol supposedly comes from a family of doctors and has dreams of becoming a doctor himself after he retires from the league...

Peter Shalen said...

I thought there were indigenous Formosans in Taiwan who are not ethnically Chines.

Yan Shen said...

Steve, Lin followed up his breakout game in New York with a 28 point 8 assist performance in Utah.

Richard Seiter said...

Looks like letting Jeremy Lin go might be yet another Golden State Warriors front office move that will live in infamy.   http://bayarea.sbnation.com/golden-state-warriors/2012/2/7/2781783/jeremy-lin-golden-state-warriors 

botti said...

A recent ranking of the top 5 smartest NBA players. Lin is the first Harvard grad to play in the NBA since 1954.
http://www.hoopsworld.com/top-5-smartest-nba-players

I don't really follow basketball, but in rugby there does seem to be an advantage from having reasonably smart players. In Australia for a long time rugby was mainly played in elite private schools. Their national team would struggle in terms of depth compared to NZ, but their players tended to be smarter and they perform very well despite a smaller player base.

Michael Bacon said...

Front page article in today's NYT about Jeremy.  Very cool.  :)

Yan Shen said...

Steve, the Linsanity continues. ;) 23 points 10 assists for Lin tonight versus John Wall and the Wizards. Check out this sick crossover against Wall and dunk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiwSUxszuN0&feature=player_embedded

Richard Seiter said...

More Linsanity.  I wonder what Kobe has to say now that he's been outscored by Lin.  I think this is worth a read: 
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/philosophicalfragments/2012/02/06/jeremy-lin-and-the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/

Yan Shen said...

 Amazing to see Lin drop 38 points and 7 assists against Kobe and the Lakers.

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