Well hello again everyone. Sorry I’ve been a little absent this month, and by absent I mean non existent, but the real world is upon me. Don’t worry, I’ll still sprinkle some articles in here and there, but I’ll sadly be the background of BSB as we emerge as one of the leading blogs in our field.
Anyways, back to the topic at hand, there may be a new Tebow among us. Jeremy Lin, the Harvard economics grad and new Knicks sensation, is currently the trend on ESPN and Twitter (see #linsanity). This guy is playing absolutely out of his mind and he’s on a team dominated by two prima donnas. With Melo out, this guy has taken the reigns and has totally overshadowed his only healthy counterpart, Amare Stoudamire. In his first five games, he’s accomplished something that no other player has ever done (average 20+ points and 7+ assists in his first five starts), and oh by the way, this guy is averaging 26.8 ppg and 8.5 assists in the last 6 games, all of which have been wins. In a season that was supposed to be a real breakout year for the Knicks (although I think the last 7 seasons were defined as that, too) it’s incredible to see a guy from the Ivy League put the team on his back.
This guy is solving the Global Debt Crisis by day and hitting game winning tres by night. God shouldn’t create people like this, it’s not fair. Either be incredibly athletic or extremely smart, not both (Shaq and Sir Charles Barkely being the ideal examples here).
Anyway, there has been rumor that this guy is the new Tebow because he is a new sensation who is winning. Floyd Mayweather made some pretty ignorant comments on twitter about Lin, only to be ripped by Spike Lee the next night – who I normally can’t stand but was 100% right. The big difference between Tebow and Lin is the fact that Lin is truly winning these games for his team. Tebow had the crutch of the defense to lean on and The Holy Spirit, meanwhile Lin has an injury riddled Knicks squad and lives in a city ruled by Satin.
Either way, this cat can ball. 6-0 in his first six starts, and he’s playing the same amount of minutes as Kobe and more than Lebron. Jeremy Lin is on the cusp of becoming the new Prince of NY (Jay Z is still the king, common son) and has given hope to the Madison Square Garden faithful.
I hate that Lin’s being associated with Tebow because there’s only one similarity between the two. And that’s the media sensation. People love to see them win. I mean I hate the Knicks but then again I hate myself for enjoying watching Lin win games even if it is the Knicks. Regardless, Tebow was a big name in college. Everyone knew his style and the fact that his transition to pro ball was always in question because of his mechanics. Lin on the other hand came out of no where. He was just days away from being cut by another team and now look at him. He’s played his balls off the first 6 games of his NBA career, beating out Kobe while dropping 38 points and last night taking the game into his hands and hitting a game winner with .5 on the clock. Lin should not be associated with Tebow in terms of skill in a professional sports league. Lin’s ability to run the point, drive to the hole, and shoot the long ball makes him just as much a threat as anyone on the court. It’ll be interesting to see if he can keep it up moving forward. If so, Lin could very well be considered a premier player in the NBA as opposed to a media sensation.
I’ve never seen a ninja put da team on his back like dat thoooo
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