Now only if this could happen in real life!
Now only if this could happen in real life!
Well not physically, but maybe spiritually?
It’s funny that just a few days since Tim Tebow officially landed in New York and became a member of the New York Jets, that the city’s other main attraction has fizzled out like a sparkler on a champagne bottle.
Jeremy Lin (remember him?) will be out for the foreseeable future as is scheduled to have surgery on his meniscus on his left knee. This could be season ending for Lin, as the regular season only has four weeks left. The Knicks would have to secure a second round berth for Lin to see any Knicks playoff basketball. If the playoffs began today, the Knicks would face the Chicago Bulls. Good luck on that.
“This happening now hurts,” Lin said. “All the players, we really put our heart and soul into the team and into the season, and to not be there at the end when it really matters most is hard.”
Is there a higher being at work here? Could this knee injury be a sign from a higher spiritual being, sent in to let Lin know that there is only room for one spiritually strong athlete in New York?
So this is what happens when the NBA isn’t fascinated with you anymore and you have 7 more minutes of fame left?
Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields got together to break down their handshake on film.
I don’t know why this was filed under the “bashing Jeremy Lin” files, but that’s how I came across it. Check the video and decide wether this was good advice or the popular term these days, hating.
The video was taken before the Knicks-Heat rivalry right before All Star weekend. I think Chris Bosh gives some great advice. Don’t start to believe the hype and don’t get caught up in your own celebrity. He says it best when he says “the same people that praise you will tear you down”. Especially in New York.
The kid has a ways to go to be “legit” in this league. If he keeps his Tebow ways, he should be fine.
I knew this was coming. It only makes sense. When you take a country, nation and world by storm and you’re only making $800k, it makes sense for you to try and capitalize on any and everything you can.
Bloomberg.com reports that Jeremy Lin has filed a request to trademark the “Linsanity” phrase. I just don’t know what took him so long to do this.
Lin, who has rejuvenated the New York Knicks over the past two weeks, moved to take control of the catch phrase that’s encapsulated his meteoric rise, filing an application on Feb. 13 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to the agency’s website.
The filing came six days after Yenchin Chang, a 35-year-old Alhambra,California, resident with no ties to Lin, became the first to apply for a Linsanity trademark, according to the website.
A second filing was made on Feb. 9 by Andrew W. Slayton of Los Altos, California, and on Feb. 14 there was another filing by Yoonsoo Stephen Kim of Duluth, Georgia.
I don’t see anything wrong with Lin and the people acting on his behalf doing this. Athletes are always looking for endorsements or any other type of extra income, and this is where a lot of their over all worth comes from. It only makes sense that J-Lin makes some money off of himself, rather than some dude in Duluth, Georgia benefitting off of him.
Now the plot thickens and things get interesting.
It will be the first time that Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin will play together since February 4th against the Nets when Anthony played all but 6 minutes before leaving with his groin injury. Since Stoudemire’s return from his bereavement, he has developed some on court chemistry with Lin.
Now comes Melo. And questions will remain around his play with Jeremy Lin. It’s a legitimate question and one that should not go un asked. Will Lin-sanity continue to reign in New York? Or will Carmelo-ism take over and crush the Lin empire?
We’ll see tonight!
It was only a matter of time before this happened. And many believe the NBA did the right thing in adding Jeremy Lin to the NBA All Star weekend festivities by adding him to the Rising Stars game, formerly called the Rookies vs. Sophomores Challenge.
Lin’s breakout came after the pool of 18 players was selected, and the NBA was pressured to add him after he scored 136 points in his first five starts, most by an NBA player since the merger with the ABA in 1976-77.
Beyond his strong play, there has been enormous interest in Lin because he was undrafted out of Harvard and is the first American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. Other NBA players have praised his feats on Twitter, and even President Barack Obama is a fan
I guess when you break records like those that have been around for decades, an invite to the All Star game is warranted, even if it was against sub par competition.
Nevertheless the kid deserves it. And so does the next kid who breaks Lin’s records through his first five starts. Let’s remember that even if that person plays for a small market team and isn’t from a majority of the population.
For Heat fans, you will be happy to know that Norris Cole has been added as well.
So the nation has been blindsided by Lin-Sanity. Yes the feel good story of the NBA season so far Lin continues to dominate for the New York Knicks after a career-best 13 assist performance in a win against the Sacramento Kings. It was New York’s 7th consecutive win.
Knick fans among others have become so captivated by what Lin is doing that they are now worried that superstar Carmelo Anthony out with an injury since February 6, will return and disrupt this new found “chemistry” in the Knick locker room.
Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim commented on “Linsanity” on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines”. Boeheim coached Anthony in 2003, when the Orange won the National Championship, and says that Carmelo can play with anyone. I happen to believe him, to think that Melo is not understanding what’s going on with this team and to imply that he wants all the focus on him is a silly thought. Remember this man has a high basketball IQ, he is no fool, the outstanding play of Lin has benifited the entire team, why then would it not benefit Melo? The man is a competitor and wants to win a championship just as much as anyone else, who finishes as the top scorer or dominates the stat sheet is a fabrication of so called prognosticators who feel like Melo is a “ball hog” and is only concerned with himself. Boeheim considers this idea utter nonsense.
“We won a national championship, he had 10 points in a game on the way to the Final Four and was the happiest guy in the locker room after the game. He’s won a gold medal in the Olympics when he was playing with Kobe (Bryant) and Lebron (James) and all those guys and he fit in just like a glove. So, I don’t see any question that when Carmelo comes back he will help the Knicks get better.”
And I agree with the coach. The disrespect has got to stop.
Who was un drafted coming out of Harvard? Jeremy Lin
Who has been cut from a couple of NBA teams and has spent time in the D-League? Jeremy Lin.
Who has since come off the bench to start for the Knicks, leading them to 6 wins and taking the NBA by storm? Jeremy Lin.
And finally, who has left his brother’s couch where he had been living and moved into a swanky apartment named for one of America’s most notorious bosses? Yes..Jeremy Lin.
If you’ve followed his legendary story you know that Lin has been staying on the couch at his brother’s apartment. Well no more! He’s moved into his own apartment.
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Lin has moved into the Trump Tower in City Center, in White Plains, N.Y. The building is in close proximity to the Knicks training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.
According to the Daily News, Lin has sublet a two-bedroom apartment from former Knick David Lee. The paper reported that it’s the same two-bedroom apartment that Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire rented before he moved to Manhattan.