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LAbeathustla
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"@JLin7 2013 NBA All Star...book it"
Tue Jul-17-12 10:35 PM by LAbeathustla

  

          

The game is in H Town too?

Yao effect...belee dat

Welcome to the squad J lin...

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Subject Author Message Date ID
Don Sterlioni can rig that online voting if he doesn't deserve it
Jul 17th 2012
1
lol @ don sterlioni...
Jul 18th 2012
20
would he want to?
Jul 18th 2012
38
      RE: would he want to?
Jul 18th 2012
40
           then why did he allow yao to be voted in in 2011
Jul 18th 2012
41
                good question
Jul 18th 2012
43
You know he'll always catch hate foR being an all star
Jul 17th 2012
2
damn forgot yall had douglas.
Jul 17th 2012
4
I pray Scott machado is decent
Jul 17th 2012
8
Dude they're going to suck, like historically bad
Jul 17th 2012
5
      that division might be ass. they won't be as bad as the bobcats or
Jul 17th 2012
6
      How is that Division ass
Jul 17th 2012
7
      i said might be
Jul 17th 2012
10
      McHale might be the perfect coach for this unit
Jul 18th 2012
50
      it'll be a better than average division
Jul 17th 2012
9
      which wouldn't be the worst thing
Jul 18th 2012
13
it'll be some bullshit too
Jul 17th 2012
3
Is there a name for Lin's fans?
Jul 17th 2012
11
RE: Is there a name for Lin's fans?
Jul 18th 2012
12
Why?
Jul 18th 2012
14
RE: Nets
Jul 18th 2012
16
Lindonesia?
Jul 18th 2012
23
Lindians
Jul 18th 2012
24
Lindonesia
Jul 18th 2012
37
Lincompoops
Jul 18th 2012
42
Linbeciles
Jul 18th 2012
51
Linsaniacs
Jul 18th 2012
56
I don't get ppl hating on Lin fans.
Jul 20th 2012
62
Linphomaniacs
Jul 20th 2012
70
It Won't Be Easy
Jul 18th 2012
15
Add Westbrook to that list as well.
Jul 18th 2012
17
plus ASG voting is for ALL guards so Kobe's still there plus...
Jul 18th 2012
19
lin is going to demolish all them cats in fan votes
Jul 18th 2012
18
you mean except Kobe?
Jul 18th 2012
25
      yeah him too....lol
Jul 18th 2012
27
He's talking about the fan vote
Jul 18th 2012
53
i'm still a fan...dude is a legit starter in this league
Jul 18th 2012
21
Felton and Kidd will be fine if they stay healthy
Jul 18th 2012
26
      eh, i never was a huge fan of felton..i was happy about kidd
Jul 18th 2012
28
If he turns out to be the truth in Hou, I'd love to see Knicks fans face...
Jul 18th 2012
22
Thizz faces, just like in the Bay (Golden State)
Jul 18th 2012
30
Ain't Nothin New to Us
Jul 18th 2012
48
Honestly, it doesn't matter WHAT Lin does as long as my team performs
Jul 20th 2012
64
      ah...philosophies by subjctmattr...you should get a blog.
Jul 20th 2012
65
           Whew....back up dude
Jul 20th 2012
66
                obviously, but pointing out where you are wrong is getting old.
Jul 20th 2012
68
                     ^^ this nigga on that survivor steez already^^
Jul 20th 2012
69
                     (You are) on it hard there's no denying (c) Dana
Jul 22nd 2012
75
I just wonder at what point he will be seen as good
Jul 18th 2012
29
MULTIPLE (c) Lebron
Jul 18th 2012
31
i think your sig answers that question
Jul 18th 2012
44
define "good"
Jul 18th 2012
45
I love when I got non agenda Trurth
Jul 19th 2012
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      RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth
Jul 20th 2012
63
           Great Points
Jul 20th 2012
67
           RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth
Jul 20th 2012
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                RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth
Jul 20th 2012
72
A full 18/7 in 82 starts and a couple of highlights
Jul 21st 2012
74
Don't get mad Beathustla and Bin. Jeremy preferred to be a knick
Jul 18th 2012
32
dope read.
Jul 18th 2012
34
Here this long 6 part article is pretty objective
Jul 20th 2012
60
as long as hes signed sealed and delivered to the H...
Jul 18th 2012
36
      ^^^^
Jul 18th 2012
46
No shit.
Jul 18th 2012
33
D'antoni, Melo, Tyson, and Kobe chime in
Jul 18th 2012
35
the cism lin faces on the court...
Aug 03rd 2012
78
      RE: the cism lin faces on the court...
Aug 03rd 2012
79
Knick fans are moving on.. good luck to Lin..
Jul 18th 2012
39
and with Motie, Lamb, Jones, Asik, Parsons, White...
Jul 18th 2012
47
If they get Dwight they could keep him
Jul 18th 2012
49
      BYNUM IS BETTER! why doesnt anyone see this?
Jul 18th 2012
52
           Better at what?
Jul 18th 2012
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           RE: BYNUM IS BETTER! why doesnt anyone see this?
Jul 18th 2012
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           hes not better but he's the next best thing
Jul 19th 2012
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           he has better offensive skills but 12 is better in every single other
Jul 19th 2012
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           lol none of this is true
Jul 20th 2012
61
           D12 is perfect for the Lakers.
Jul 21st 2012
73
Let's revisit Jeremy Lin and what the Rockets are getting
Aug 02nd 2012
76
Jeremy physically vs Rose, Kyrie, Wall for data nerds
Aug 02nd 2012
77
New Jeremy Lin offseason video
Aug 03rd 2012
80
Jeremy Lin pays respect to dem hongibles and fat Felton
Sep 21st 2012
81
checking in after game 1...lol
Nov 01st 2012
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Ain't that many Chinese in china
Dec 08th 2012
83
LMAO #3 behind Kobe and Paul
Dec 13th 2012
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Truth Mad
Dec 13th 2012
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lol
Dec 13th 2012
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All-Stah, Shells & Celery Bout To Cop Some Ballots!
Dec 13th 2012
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I went to vote but they make you register....no thanks
Dec 13th 2012
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GSW got the best fanbase in the NBA, but the worst voting ones.
Dec 13th 2012
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no one teams fan base in just one city can make you an all star
Dec 13th 2012
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      look at the numbers. i'm only talking about the number of votes.
Dec 13th 2012
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           hippies
Dec 13th 2012
94
                lol. that might explain it.
Dec 13th 2012
95
damn lin is closer to paul then harden is to him.
Dec 13th 2012
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I hope he makes it just for the jokes nm.
Dec 13th 2012
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RE: LMAO #3 behind Kobe and Paul
Dec 13th 2012
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Top 5 Tony says otherwise
Dec 13th 2012
99
well you I guess you hope he never gets it then...
Dec 13th 2012
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      Better shot than Carl "thatruth" Williams
Dec 13th 2012
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naw dirty
Jan 24th 2013
100
i'll take that L my nig..he doesnt deserve it right now...but
Jan 24th 2013
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ThaTruth
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1. "Don Sterlioni can rig that online voting if he doesn't deserve it"
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20. "lol @ don sterlioni..."
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..now all we need is the alias and that shit is official in okp lexicon


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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38. "would he want to?"
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all-star weekend isn't about recognition, it's about treating the fans. if they vote for him, stern will probably be happy. it can only help the game's popularity. hell, didn't yi almost get voted in?

  

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40. "RE: would he want to?"
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>all-star weekend isn't about recognition, it's about treating
>the fans. if they vote for him, stern will probably be happy.
>it can only help the game's popularity. hell, didn't yi almost
>get voted in?

exactly, ALMOST, if the the legit internet voting was allowed, he would have been voted a starter. Yao was almost voted as a starter in 2010 when he didn't even play but Stern rigged the vote at the last minute

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41. "then why did he allow yao to be voted in in 2011"
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when he was already out for the season? and if yao was out for 2010, why would him being voted in as a starter matter if he's going to get replaced anyways? lol evidence.

  

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43. "good question"
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2. "You know he'll always catch hate foR being an all star"
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The more I think about it... I think they make 1 more push for Dwight, if it doesn't work--they go to battle with a team that's similar to the Knicks team join played with during linsanity. Lots of hard working players out to prove the,selves who will at the very least play hard every night. I've said it before in non join posts...playing hard in the nba wins you a bunch of regular season games even if it won't translate into playoffs.

The 2 Jeremy movement begins.

Jlin
Kev Mart for now
Jeremy lamb
Terrence jones
And donatus

Royce
Machado
Douglas
Chandler

Looks terrible on paper but they will overachieve

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4. "damn forgot yall had douglas."
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Lin gon play 41mins a night

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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8. "I pray Scott machado is decent"
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he sucked first 2 summer league games. Liek dude look straight lost. Then game 3, he played nice. He had a good feel for the pg position in college. A good pass first pg.


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5. "Dude they're going to suck, like historically bad "
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6. "that division might be ass. they won't be as bad as the bobcats or"
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cavs season before last

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7. "How is that Division ass"
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San Antonio is still there.
Memphis: is OJ Mayo loss gonan make them that much worse
Dallas has retooled to be good enough to be a playoff team
New Orleans will be bad.


Its really too early to really make projections of the team just based on summer league---especially when there are hardly any incumbents and teh whole roster is playing summer league now.


They wont be as bad as Charlotte and on that historically bad level.


I wish McHale wasnt the coach though.

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10. "i said might be"
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just think that division has the potential to be worst than it has been in the past
san ann getting older
dallas being uncertain
memphis coming off a disappointing first round exit maybe needing a new coach
and two high lotto teams....

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50. "McHale might be the perfect coach for this unit"
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>I wish McHale wasnt the coach though.

I like everything he's saying about how he plans to use his players.
plus, he has a good sense of humor but with a seriousness and reputation
that should make players listen

  

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9. "it'll be a better than average division"
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might be the best division again if things break right.

  

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13. "which wouldn't be the worst thing"
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considering their pick, plus toronto's from the Lowry trade, could be double lotto picks.

those picks could get flipped for a star, or they go OKC build through the draft.

it's a copycat league. Big 3's with vet min role players cap-maxed out for 3-4 year runs, or crashing burning and developing multiple draft picks.

  

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3. "it'll be some bullshit too"
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11. "Is there a name for Lin's fans?"
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I can finally join in the fandom since he's no longer a Knick. I couldn't be both a Cavs and Knick fan although the Nets are allowed.

However, now that he's in Houston, it's all good.

So... What are we calling ourselves?

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

"root for everybody black haters say that's crazy, wow..."

  

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12. "RE: Is there a name for Lin's fans?"
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>So... What are we calling ourselves?

Delusional
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14. "Why?"
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>I can finally join in the fandom since he's no longer a
>Knick. I couldn't be both a Cavs and Knick fan although the
>Nets are allowed.
>
>However, now that he's in Houston, it's all good.
I'm just wondering why the Nets are allowed...I mean, they still are located in New York City

  

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16. "RE: Nets"
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Simple: they are a new team. They're moving into a new arena and have a new owner.

Besides, I don't like the Knicks (fans). They too elitist. Tawnbout some "you wasn't rooting for us in the 70's". In other words, Knick fans are a movement that's been around for generations off swagger alone. You can't bandwagon a team with a generation of fans unless they the Lakers. People will give you FOH look.

I'm still a Cavs fan and feel this super team shit will eventually kill the league. However, I might as well contribute to its' early demise by pulling for a team with a massive payroll and three superstars.

No empathy for white misery (c) BDot

"root for everybody black haters say that's crazy, wow..."

  

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23. "Lindonesia?"
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i still blame hip-hop.

  

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24. "Lindians"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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37. "Lindonesia"
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Wed Jul-18-12 12:21 PM by Guinness

  

          

or, even better, Lindochine.

  

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42. "Lincompoops"
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*Jews you*

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Proceed with caution. I am overtly racist.

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51. "Linbeciles"
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"This is dedicated to whom it may concern."-Donny Hathaway

  

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56. "Linsaniacs"
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62. "I don't get ppl hating on Lin fans."
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We're Knicks fans. If you've been a life-long Knick fan you know pain.

Lin gave us a breather from that pain. Even if he turns out to be ABSOLUTE garbage, (Not likely that is possible. It's not like he played less than 10 games last season.) the hope alone is worth something.

The story wouldn't die because he fell to 2nd team PG.

In a way I'm nearly relieved in that last season's magic is ambered, suspended in beauty, that it can't be tampered with or ruined.

But the what if's are what will haunt me.

This shit is worst thing to happen to ME as a Knicks fan since the '99 finals. It hurts more than Smith's bitch ass attempts to finish at the rim in the playoffs.

How can we not be moved?

Some Knicks fans will shrug it off. Good for them.



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70. "Linphomaniacs"
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15. "It Won't Be Easy"
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Yao was a special case because the only other dominant big man to contend with was Shaq.

Lin at the PG still has to beat out Nash and CP3. Ty Lawson's been playing very well, and who knows what Rubio will do

I'm still rooting for him

  

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17. "Add Westbrook to that list as well."
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And if Houston is pitiful, it would be hard to imagine him as a starter.

"Sean sparks like John Starks, nah, Sean ball like John Wall" - Rest In Power Forever Sean Price.

  

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19. "plus ASG voting is for ALL guards so Kobe's still there plus..."
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people like Harden, Tony Parker and potentially Rubio.

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18. "lin is going to demolish all them cats in fan votes"
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except maybe cp3...... ty lawson? LMAO!! and dont let cp3 or nash be hurt come all star time....lins a shoe in..as long as he aint hurt himself of course

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25. "you mean except Kobe?"
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He should be at the top of the list

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27. "yeah him too....lol"
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53. "He's talking about the fan vote"
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21. "i'm still a fan...dude is a legit starter in this league"
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only question is how good can he be.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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26. "Felton and Kidd will be fine if they stay healthy"
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but like you said its just a question of how good he will be.

I think when people who were worried about money---it basically came down to how good he could be.

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28. "eh, i never was a huge fan of felton..i was happy about kidd"
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I guess they are a slight upgrade over what we went to miami with.

I see us capping out at 49 wins and a 5 seed.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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22. "If he turns out to be the truth in Hou, I'd love to see Knicks fans face..."
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30. "Thizz faces, just like in the Bay (Golden State)"
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he's gonna replace tony parker on all-star

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48. "Ain't Nothin New to Us"
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We have a track record of that happening
We gave up Mark Jackson for Rod Strickland, THEN gave up Strickland
We passed on Jennings and Eric Gordon in the draft

If Lin balls, it'll fall right in line

Still the right move though

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64. "Honestly, it doesn't matter WHAT Lin does as long as my team performs"
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Lin could be 45 and 18 for all I care.
As long as my team is playing well and winning I don't give a shit what Lin does.

Let's say Lin is 45 and 18 (for shits and giggles), and after 30 games Houston is 10-20.

and let's say Ray is 14 and 7 and the Knicks are 22-8 after 30 games. Should I then be saying..DAMN...FUCK...SHIT I WISH I HAD LIN?

  

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65. "ah...philosophies by subjctmattr...you should get a blog."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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66. "Whew....back up dude"
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And am I wrong?

  

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68. "obviously, but pointing out where you are wrong is getting old."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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69. "^^ this nigga on that survivor steez already^^"
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75. "(You are) on it hard there's no denying (c) Dana "
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29. "I just wonder at what point he will be seen as good"
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I'm guessing he has to win a Finals and MVP.

All Star wont be enough because its Fan votes.

I mean 18 and 7 wont be enough on a team that doesnt make the playoffs.

Averaging 3 turnovers a game despit 20 pts and 8 assists will not be enough cause he's too reckless.

If he averages 19 and 7 and the team does well he still "won't have a left"


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31. "MULTIPLE (c) Lebron"
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>I'm guessing he has to win a Finals and MVP.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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44. "i think your sig answers that question"
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i think that's what bothers me the most about his story. why do people seem to be so adamant that he's not that good of a player? for his age and experience level, he's well above average. and he's primed to get better as the years go on.

  

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45. "define "good""
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59. "I love when I got non agenda Trurth"
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Thats a good question though. It's subjective.

Id love to be able to say if Jeremy Avgs

12 and 6.5 thats good cause he's in the top 10 of all pgs (right where Mike Conley is)

but I dont think Conley is that good even though he impressed me at times last year.

then he can avg 16,6, and 3 like Ty Lawson be on a playoff team but --hey people will say that aint worth "15 million". We'll see what Ty makes on his next contract.

Then a guy like John Wall who has phenomenal talent and a hell of a pg. Who I think is great but stuck on a shitty team. He avgs 16,8,4 with 3.9 turnovers. Here on OKP land he is mediocre cause he's on a terrible franchise but I guarantee you when John Wall's rookie contract is up--no matter how bad his team is he will get a max type deal.


Like I said this shit is all subjective. If someone wants to hold an agenda, they will.

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63. "RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth"
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>Thats a good question though. It's subjective.
>
>Id love to be able to say if Jeremy Avgs
>
>12 and 6.5 thats good cause he's in the top 10 of all pgs
>(right where Mike Conley is)
>
>but I dont think Conley is that good even though he impressed
>me at times last year.

If Memphis wasn't a playoff team nobody would think Conley is good. He's serviceable, he's a "DLG" point guard but he's not really a difference maker.

>then he can avg 16,6, and 3 like Ty Lawson be on a playoff
>team but --hey people will say that aint worth "15 million".
>We'll see what Ty makes on his next contract.

The same for him, I've said many times that Lawson wasn't even the best PG on his own team.

>Then a guy like John Wall who has phenomenal talent and a hell
>of a pg. Who I think is great but stuck on a shitty team. He
>avgs 16,8,4 with 3.9 turnovers. Here on OKP land he is
>mediocre cause he's on a terrible franchise but I guarantee
>you when John Wall's rookie contract is up--no matter how bad
>his team is he will get a max type deal.

This season is a make or break year for Wall, after a promising rookie year he seemed to regress last year, it's not a given that hell get a max deal.

>Like I said this shit is all subjective. If someone wants to
>hold an agenda, they will.

You're right it is subjective and team success plays a factor. A lot of people wanted to downgrade Deron because the Nets sucked but he still did numbers and got his money and is shining on the Olympic team with the best players in the world.

You got guys like Conley and Lawson held in high regard because they're on playoff teams, but are they really better than people like Jennings or Monta?

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67. "Great Points"
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>>Thats a good question though. It's subjective.
>>
>>Id love to be able to say if Jeremy Avgs
>>
>>12 and 6.5 thats good cause he's in the top 10 of all pgs
>>(right where Mike Conley is)
>>
>>but I dont think Conley is that good even though he
>impressed
>>me at times last year.
>
>If Memphis wasn't a playoff team nobody would think Conley is
>good. He's serviceable, he's a "DLG" point guard but he's not
>really a difference maker.

>>then he can avg 16,6, and 3 like Ty Lawson be on a playoff
>>team but --hey people will say that aint worth "15 million".
>>We'll see what Ty makes on his next contract.
>
>The same for him, I've said many times that Lawson wasn't even
>the best PG on his own team.
>
>>Then a guy like John Wall who has phenomenal talent and a
>hell
>>of a pg. Who I think is great but stuck on a shitty team. He
>>avgs 16,8,4 with 3.9 turnovers. Here on OKP land he is
>>mediocre cause he's on a terrible franchise but I guarantee
>>you when John Wall's rookie contract is up--no matter how
>bad
>>his team is he will get a max type deal.
>
>This season is a make or break year for Wall, after a
>promising rookie year he seemed to regress last year, it's not
>a given that hell get a max deal.
>
>>Like I said this shit is all subjective. If someone wants to
>>hold an agenda, they will.
>
>You're right it is subjective and team success plays a factor.
>A lot of people wanted to downgrade Deron because the Nets
>sucked but he still did numbers and got his money and is
>shining on the Olympic team with the best players in the
>world.
>
>You got guys like Conley and Lawson held in high regard
>because they're on playoff teams, but are they really better
>than people like Jennings or Monta?
I agree with everything you said...especially Deron

  

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71. "RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth"
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>because they're on playoff teams, but are they really better
>than people like Jennings or Monta?


2 other good examples though. If he performs to the level of Monta and Jennings is he good? Liek you said its gonna be tied to team success and on paper right now the Rockets are a long way out.

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72. "RE: I love when I got non agenda Trurth"
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>
>>because they're on playoff teams, but are they really better
>>than people like Jennings or Monta?
>
>
>2 other good examples though. If he performs to the level of
>Monta and Jennings is he good? Liek you said its gonna be tied
>to team success and on paper right now the Rockets are a long
>way out.

It depends on your perspective, a lot of people on this board think Monta and Jennings are "good", personally I don't.

Can Lin do 20 & 6 which is roughly what those guys do? 6apg shouldn't be hard to do even on that team but I think the 20ppg will be tough for him.

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74. "A full 18/7 in 82 starts and a couple of highlights"
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Ppl r just hating because he got all this shine for starting only 30 games...throw in a few dunks too.

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32. "Don't get mad Beathustla and Bin. Jeremy preferred to be a knick"
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An interesting behind thh scenes article on how some of it went down


I was interested in reading an article about this. Theres a lot more details, but this was different than all the other filler articles out there.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/nba/07/18/jeremy-lin-exclusive/index.html

At 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday night, one hour before the New York Knicks needed to decide whether to match the Houston Rocket's three-year, $25.1 million contact offer to keep Jeremy Lin, the point guard's cellphone rang at his parents' home in Palo Alto, Calif. The call was from New York general manager Glen Grunwald and the conversation lasted no more than 30 seconds. Grunwald's message, Lin told SI.com, was simple and direct: "We wanted to keep you, but it couldn't work out. Tell your family I say hello, and good luck the rest of the way."

That was it. One of the more intriguing and publicly debated personnel decisions in NBA history ended in half a minute. No questions were asked, no pointed comments were uttered and no animated feelings were expressed. Lin, the undrafted 23-year-old who rose to global stardom in his first 25 starts after being cut twice, politely told Grunwald, "I just want to thank you. Best of luck in the future."

Late Tuesday night, in his inaugural hour as a Rocket, Lin opened up to SI.com about how the most popular basketball player in New York City ended up in Houston, where he'll have his official team physical today. How Knicks management -- which had spoken to him and his representatives only once this month before that call from Grunwald -- finally let him go.

"Honestly, I preferred New York," Lin says. "But my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me and wanted me. I wanted to have fun playing basketball. ... Now I'm definitely relieved."

*****

The process began in late June, when Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who was in Los Angeles visiting Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Landry Fields, contacted Lin to arrange a meeting to discuss his future. When Woodson said that his schedule prevented him from coming to Palo Alto, Lin -- who has been living with his parents this summer -- wound up flying to L.A. That night, over dinner at Mastro's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, the guard was sold. "Woodson was saying, 'You're going to be a starter, you're going to be a big part of the team,'" Lin says. "I came away really excited."

But the next week, on July 1, the first day of the NBA's free agency period, the Knicks informed Lin and his agents, Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery, that while the team had interest in bringing Lin back, they were also going to court other point guards to join him. The names of four candidates were provided. Three of them were veteran free agents, all age 36 or older: Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Andre Miller. The fourth was former Knick Raymond Felton, 28, who played for the Trail Blazers last season.

The Knicks would not make a formal offer to Lin -- not then, or, ultimately, ever -- instead opting to steer him toward the open market so he could assess his own price. Serious conversations with three teams besides the Knicks began. Only Houston, which had already cut the Harvard economics major last December, warranted a visit, on July 4. "The Rockets kept saying how sorry they were that that they'd cut him, and how much of a mistake it was," Tanner says. "They almost said it too many times. They kept acknowledging it."

Lin left Houston impressed by the effort and the enthusiasm. A backloaded first offer, as widely reported, came to him at four years -- with the fourth as a team option -- and $28.8 million. As news of the offer broke (and Lin's camp says they did not communicate anything to the Knicks before an offer sheet was actually signed), Woodson publicly declared that Lin would "absolutely" be back. But not long after that, the Rockets came back with a revised offer: three years for $25.1 million, with the money rising from $5 million in the first season, to $5.225 million in the second, to $14.898 million in the third. (The relatively low values of the first two annual salaries are as mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement's "Gilbert Arenas" provision.)

By this point, Lin had no real idea what the Knicks would do. But there also wasn't much choice: there was all of one offer sheet in front of him to consider.

At least, while surfing the Internet last Sunday, Lin read that Felton was reportedly en route to the Knicks from Portland via a sign-and-trade. Earlier this month, New York had already signed Kidd; now, Lin saw the writing on the wall, along with everybody else. "Felton's signing was the first time when I thought, 'Oh, wow, I might not be a Knick,'" Lin says. The next time he heard from an executive in the organization, it was to tell him the Knicks were letting him go.

*****

The last time Lin talked to Knicks owner James Dolan was right before Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, when New York was down, 3-1, to eventual NBA champion Miami. Lin, who had suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee, had been ruled out for the remainder of the regular season and had already missed the first four games of this playoff series. Now Dolan, with point guard Baron Davis also injured, wondered about Lin's availability. But the matter had already been settled. "Every single vet on our team that has been in the league longer than five years pulled me aside and told me that I shouldn't play," Lin says. "And I had arguments with them about why I should."

Dolan -- who didn't talk to Lin often but had generally been "really nice to me" --wound up expressing support. "I have plans for you in the future," Lin recalls the owner saying. "This is a long-term investment. Don't rush back."

At the time, Lin says, he had been sleepingwith an ice machine on every night and waking up early to restart it. He couldn't even touch the rim, much less defend. But the morning of Game 5, when asked about his status, he had publicly diagnosed himself at "85 percent" -- a comment he says has since been misunderstood. Lin was not 85 percent healthy, he says, but rather 15 percent away from the absolute minimum threshold to play. "People think it was easy for me to sit there and watch us lose, like I had nothing to do with the season," Lin says. "I was dying to play. I didn't miss a game due to injury in seven years until this past season, and people are acting like I wouldn't want to play in the playoffs? Of the NBA? In my first season?"

He is happy with his new employer, but less so about the misconceptions that others may now harbor. The notion that Lin has always cared about money above all else, in particular, eats away at him, especially as he sleeps in his childhood home.

"If I really wanted to, I could have triple-digit endorsements," Lin points out, but he does not. Instead, and in large part because Lin wanted to concentrate on basketball, he declined to cash in on the Linsanity gold-rush -- namely, the mountain of business opportunities in Asia -- and picked only three companies: Volvo, Steiner Sports, and Nike.

"A year ago, I was just trying to stay alive and fight day by day, just to be on a roster," says Lin, who famously slept on couches upon his arrival in New York. "What I have now is way more than I ever would have dreamed of, and way more than I need."

What he doesn't have, though -- and what he deeply misses about those magical two months, back when he was atop the sports world -- is something that can't be bought, and likely can't be replicated elsewhere, again.

"I love the New York fans to death," Lin says. "That's the biggest reason why I wanted to return to New York. The way they embraced me, the way they supported us this past season, was better than anything I've ever seen or experienced. I'll go to my grave saying that. What New York did for me was unbelievable. I wanted to play in front of those fans for the rest of my career."

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Lin was asked what kind of stereotypes Asian-American athletes face.
"A lot," Lin said. "You can't prove yourself one time, you can't have one good game and everyone one be like, 'He's the real deal.' It has to be over and over and over again."

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34. "dope read."
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i'd love to hear the knicks side...but of course we won't.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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60. "Here this long 6 part article is pretty objective"
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written by 6 different espn authors.

Gives more behind teh scenes shit...


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8180308/nba-jeremy-lin-six-degrees-separation-family

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all i'm worried about...getting money is what he ultimately wants..and thats what hes getting..

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35. "D'antoni, Melo, Tyson, and Kobe chime in"
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http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8176475/jeremy-lin-departure-surprise-mike-dantoni


MANCHESTER, England -- Mike D'Antoni was there for the start of Linsanity. He never envisioned it would end so quickly.

But Jeremy Lin became a member of the Houston Rockets Tuesday night when the Knicks refused to match a three-year deal worth about $25 million, ending a brief but amazing run as New York's point guard.

The news of Lin leaving the Knicks is not something D'Antoni thought would happen.

"No. Not when the kicker was they can match," the former Knicks coach said Wednesday before the U.S. men's Olympic team's practice. "Even when I was there, well, at least we got him, we don't have to worry about him blowing up and us not being able to afford it."

But the Knicks ultimately decided they couldn't or wouldn't.

The Knicks repeatedly had said they planned to keep the restricted free agent, and Olympians Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler both believed they would.

"I know the Knicks organization wanted him back, I know his teammates wanted him back, I felt like Jeremy wanted to come back, but can't pass up what Houston threw out there," Chandler said.

D'Antoni, who gave Lin a chance to play in February, resigned a month and a half later when the Knicks were struggling. He remains a firm believer in the undrafted point guard from Harvard.

It's possible Lin may never live up to the Rockets' deal, but D'Antoni refuses to rule it out. And he won't accept the idea that Lin was only a creation of D'Antoni's high-scoring offensive system.

"First of all, I think that's not fair to anybody, I think especially not to Jeremy," D'Antoni said. "For 20 games he was one of the best in the league and he was dominating from the headlines to even on the basketball court. So you can't discount that he'll never be able to do it, because not only did he do it, he did it at the highest level possible.

"So I'm happy for him, I think it's a great contract for him, and Houston could find themselves a very, very, very good basketball player. At least he's going to be a good player. The guy's got quickness and determination, so he's going to be good. Now it depends on what level, nobody knows that, but I wouldn't bet against him."

Lin has another believer in Kobe Bryant. Lin scored a career-high 38 points in outplaying one of the NBA's biggest stars during a nationally televised victory in February against the Los Angeles Lakers.

"The plays that he was making, it didn't seem like he had too much of a difficulty making them. He seemed like he was pretty comfortable in making those plays and he was pretty consistent afterwards," Bryant said. "His numbers weren't 30 and 15 assists or whatever, but they were more than solid numbers. He can play, he's a very good player."

How good is impossible to predict, because Lin made just 25 starts before his season ended with surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee. His numbers already were falling by then, a combination of fatigue and a lesser role in the offense once Mike Woodson replaced D'Antoni, now an assistant coach with the U.S. Olympic team.

"I mean, I don't think nobody really has an idea what his ceiling is," Anthony said. "What he was able to do for that little stretch that he played before he got hurt, he was at the all-time high, from a game standpoint doing what he was able to do, averaging 20 something-plus points, almost 10 assists. I'm ready to see what's next."

He would have seen it in New York, but the third year of Lin's contract, worth nearly $15 million, could have cost the Knicks more than double that in luxury tax payments.

"Houston threw something in the game that was kind of crazy," Anthony said.

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78. "the cism lin faces on the court..."
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hundreds of thousands of blacks and latinos face in the boardroom everyday...

>http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8176475/jeremy-lin-departure-surprise-mike-dantoni
>
>
>MANCHESTER, England -- Mike D'Antoni was there for the start
>of Linsanity. He never envisioned it would end so quickly.
>
>But Jeremy Lin became a member of the Houston Rockets Tuesday
>night when the Knicks refused to match a three-year deal worth
>about $25 million, ending a brief but amazing run as New
>York's point guard.
>
>The news of Lin leaving the Knicks is not something D'Antoni
>thought would happen.
>
>"No. Not when the kicker was they can match," the former
>Knicks coach said Wednesday before the U.S. men's Olympic
>team's practice. "Even when I was there, well, at least we got
>him, we don't have to worry about him blowing up and us not
>being able to afford it."
>
>But the Knicks ultimately decided they couldn't or wouldn't.
>
>The Knicks repeatedly had said they planned to keep the
>restricted free agent, and Olympians Carmelo Anthony and Tyson
>Chandler both believed they would.
>
>"I know the Knicks organization wanted him back, I know his
>teammates wanted him back, I felt like Jeremy wanted to come
>back, but can't pass up what Houston threw out there,"
>Chandler said.
>
>D'Antoni, who gave Lin a chance to play in February, resigned
>a month and a half later when the Knicks were struggling. He
>remains a firm believer in the undrafted point guard from
>Harvard.
>
>It's possible Lin may never live up to the Rockets' deal, but
>D'Antoni refuses to rule it out. And he won't accept the idea
>that Lin was only a creation of D'Antoni's high-scoring
>offensive system.
>
>"First of all, I think that's not fair to anybody, I think
>especially not to Jeremy," D'Antoni said. "For 20 games he was
>one of the best in the league and he was dominating from the
>headlines to even on the basketball court. So you can't
>discount that he'll never be able to do it, because not only
>did he do it, he did it at the highest level possible.
>
>"So I'm happy for him, I think it's a great contract for him,
>and Houston could find themselves a very, very, very good
>basketball player. At least he's going to be a good player.
>The guy's got quickness and determination, so he's going to be
>good. Now it depends on what level, nobody knows that, but I
>wouldn't bet against him."
>
>Lin has another believer in Kobe Bryant. Lin scored a
>career-high 38 points in outplaying one of the NBA's biggest
>stars during a nationally televised victory in February
>against the Los Angeles Lakers.
>
>"The plays that he was making, it didn't seem like he had too
>much of a difficulty making them. He seemed like he was pretty
>comfortable in making those plays and he was pretty consistent
>afterwards," Bryant said. "His numbers weren't 30 and 15
>assists or whatever, but they were more than solid numbers. He
>can play, he's a very good player."
>
>How good is impossible to predict, because Lin made just 25
>starts before his season ended with surgery to repair torn
>cartilage in his knee. His numbers already were falling by
>then, a combination of fatigue and a lesser role in the
>offense once Mike Woodson replaced D'Antoni, now an assistant
>coach with the U.S. Olympic team.
>
>"I mean, I don't think nobody really has an idea what his
>ceiling is," Anthony said. "What he was able to do for that
>little stretch that he played before he got hurt, he was at
>the all-time high, from a game standpoint doing what he was
>able to do, averaging 20 something-plus points, almost 10
>assists. I'm ready to see what's next."
>
>He would have seen it in New York, but the third year of Lin's
>contract, worth nearly $15 million, could have cost the Knicks
>more than double that in luxury tax payments.
>
>"Houston threw something in the game that was kind of crazy,"
>Anthony said.

  

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79. "RE: the cism lin faces on the court..."
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And hundreds of thousands of Asians face it in the boardroom everyday too

>hundreds of thousands of blacks and latinos face in the
>boardroom everyday...
>
>>http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/8176475/jeremy-lin-departure-surprise-mike-dantoni
>>
>>
>>MANCHESTER, England -- Mike D'Antoni was there for the start
>>of Linsanity. He never envisioned it would end so quickly.
>>
>>But Jeremy Lin became a member of the Houston Rockets
>Tuesday
>>night when the Knicks refused to match a three-year deal
>worth
>>about $25 million, ending a brief but amazing run as New
>>York's point guard.
>>
>>The news of Lin leaving the Knicks is not something D'Antoni
>>thought would happen.
>>
>>"No. Not when the kicker was they can match," the former
>>Knicks coach said Wednesday before the U.S. men's Olympic
>>team's practice. "Even when I was there, well, at least we
>got
>>him, we don't have to worry about him blowing up and us not
>>being able to afford it."
>>
>>But the Knicks ultimately decided they couldn't or wouldn't.
>>
>>The Knicks repeatedly had said they planned to keep the
>>restricted free agent, and Olympians Carmelo Anthony and
>Tyson
>>Chandler both believed they would.
>>
>>"I know the Knicks organization wanted him back, I know his
>>teammates wanted him back, I felt like Jeremy wanted to come
>>back, but can't pass up what Houston threw out there,"
>>Chandler said.
>>
>>D'Antoni, who gave Lin a chance to play in February,
>resigned
>>a month and a half later when the Knicks were struggling. He
>>remains a firm believer in the undrafted point guard from
>>Harvard.
>>
>>It's possible Lin may never live up to the Rockets' deal,
>but
>>D'Antoni refuses to rule it out. And he won't accept the
>idea
>>that Lin was only a creation of D'Antoni's high-scoring
>>offensive system.
>>
>>"First of all, I think that's not fair to anybody, I think
>>especially not to Jeremy," D'Antoni said. "For 20 games he
>was
>>one of the best in the league and he was dominating from the
>>headlines to even on the basketball court. So you can't
>>discount that he'll never be able to do it, because not only
>>did he do it, he did it at the highest level possible.
>>
>>"So I'm happy for him, I think it's a great contract for
>him,
>>and Houston could find themselves a very, very, very good
>>basketball player. At least he's going to be a good player.
>>The guy's got quickness and determination, so he's going to
>be
>>good. Now it depends on what level, nobody knows that, but I
>>wouldn't bet against him."
>>
>>Lin has another believer in Kobe Bryant. Lin scored a
>>career-high 38 points in outplaying one of the NBA's biggest
>>stars during a nationally televised victory in February
>>against the Los Angeles Lakers.
>>
>>"The plays that he was making, it didn't seem like he had
>too
>>much of a difficulty making them. He seemed like he was
>pretty
>>comfortable in making those plays and he was pretty
>consistent
>>afterwards," Bryant said. "His numbers weren't 30 and 15
>>assists or whatever, but they were more than solid numbers.
>He
>>can play, he's a very good player."
>>
>>How good is impossible to predict, because Lin made just 25
>>starts before his season ended with surgery to repair torn
>>cartilage in his knee. His numbers already were falling by
>>then, a combination of fatigue and a lesser role in the
>>offense once Mike Woodson replaced D'Antoni, now an
>assistant
>>coach with the U.S. Olympic team.
>>
>>"I mean, I don't think nobody really has an idea what his
>>ceiling is," Anthony said. "What he was able to do for that
>>little stretch that he played before he got hurt, he was at
>>the all-time high, from a game standpoint doing what he was
>>able to do, averaging 20 something-plus points, almost 10
>>assists. I'm ready to see what's next."
>>
>>He would have seen it in New York, but the third year of
>Lin's
>>contract, worth nearly $15 million, could have cost the
>Knicks
>>more than double that in luxury tax payments.
>>
>>"Houston threw something in the game that was kind of
>crazy,"
>>Anthony said.
>

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39. "Knick fans are moving on.. good luck to Lin.."
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47. "and with Motie, Lamb, Jones, Asik, Parsons, White..."
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Rox future bright as hell.

It'll be a couple years, but it'll all be worth it.

Screw the DH rental!

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49. "If they get Dwight they could keep him"
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25 mill more + nOt going through the pr nightmare of switching teams again. Then of course china marketing stuff. Wouldn't mind Bynum either if rockets keep more.

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52. "BYNUM IS BETTER! why doesnt anyone see this?"
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the kid is younger, meaner, less crazy & got fewer issues. why is everyone DHo crazy?


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54. "Better at what?"
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55. "RE: BYNUM IS BETTER! why doesnt anyone see this?"
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>the kid is younger, meaner, less crazy & got fewer issues.
>why is everyone DHo crazy?
>
>
>do or die


How is Howard crazy?

And let's be real, Bynum acts more like a nut on the court....Shooting 3's...knocking down 5'11 PG's and getting kicked out of games...

Bynum is good...But I'll take Howard who has actually carried a team to the Finals...

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57. "hes not better but he's the next best thing"
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58. "he has better offensive skills but 12 is better in every single other"
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category

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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61. "lol none of this is true"
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his knees are 50 years old, he's crazier/more issues, and not mean at all

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73. "D12 is perfect for the Lakers."
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God will hand him to those evil bastards too.

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76. "Let's revisit Jeremy Lin and what the Rockets are getting"
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So over the past couple weeks I've been on vacation and not posting as much--but had time to read articles and rewatch videos.

I had to go back and watch a of Jeremy Lin highlights and games just to make sure I wasnt missing something after hearing all the hate he was getting on NY radio.
Instead of posting full games which will take forever to load and be harder to sift through Im posting highlights from the games. I challenge anyone to watch through these and saw "he looks like a flash in the pan","that was luck", "or he cant continue to do these things in the NBA.

Theres a lot of good stuff in these videos. More than the finishes themselves I think what really should excite Rockets fans about him is he makes a lot of good/"right" basketball plays. But even with the finishes. These aren't average NBA plays that guys are making every game. To me they dont look like lucky plays. If anything is lucky from Jeremy Lin's highlight package--id say its his jumpshooting-which I didnt know was that good. But throughut his time playing he showed the propensity to hit an open jumpshot.

The Miami Heat game is actually the anomaly. He was terrible that game. But Miami came up with a gameplan for him--that personnel wise--not many other people can do what Miami does defensively. If you have to gameplan for a guy and play him that aggressively its gonna open up some other things for him--especially once you have a chance to watch the tape and plan for it the second time around yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiMxx78KhuM&feature=fvst
vs Jazz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u56tJVIIIS0&feature=fvst
vs. Nets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iWWFk6TX18
vs. Lakers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvx5JMZzUUA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqX2X0_W_5c
vs Mavs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRE1OYm4aYc
assists vs Mavs :44 seconds and :53 Novak setups
On the 1st one look how he has Novak open, doesnt pass to him, and drives to draw the defender before the kick. On the econd play he cuts off the defender and circles back around to draw him before kicking to a wide open Novak.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ICoHolZIk
vs Philly
I think one of the interesting takeaways from this game is that even when he wasnt putting up stats he was involved in the game and helping his team with just good/smart basketball plays.

At the end of the day I cant say hes worth 15 million now but I would certainly argue he's worth AT LEAST 5 in his first two years (even before all the marketing stiuff--just on skills), and has the potential to be a 15 million dollar pg by year 3.

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77. "Jeremy physically vs Rose, Kyrie, Wall for data nerds"
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This is an interesting series of articles published late Feb/early Mar that I never saw. It does help explain physically what makes Jeremy Lin so good.

His Size + his speed and agility and definitely translated in his firts step and ability to beat people even when they think they know hes going right.

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/03/life-in-the-fast-lane/

http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/02/22/lin-telligence/

http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/02/29/more-linsights/

http://thebamboxscore.com/2012/03/09/the-linside-point-guard-review/

Interestingly enough his speed and agility rivals them, but theres a pretty big gap power wise which is visible in Jeremy's game. I think Power generally translates to explosiveness off the ground. Most athletes who have speed also have a good amount of power.

The other thing I found that made sense was Rose's relatively low agility scores. Watching Rose's game that makes sense. He's so explosive and has this great back and forward speed but his lateral movement isnt great and he's a bit "stiff in the hips" as Firebrand would say.

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Some of this is a little old since hes working with Knicks coach Kenny Atkinson but it looks like hes moving pretty well again. I was worried the knee was lingering. Working on his left hand too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc7Rdl0TeHo&feature=player_embedded

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81. "Jeremy Lin pays respect to dem hongibles and fat Felton"
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Seriously how can anyone hate on this kid? Well except the playing for God bullshit. lol.




Q&A With Jeremy Lin
Rockets.com goes one-on-one with the club's point guard, discussing advanced stats, crunch time approach and sustained success

Jason Friedman
Rockets.com

HOUSTON - With training camp less than two weeks away, Rockets players are already back on the Toyota Center practice court, working to get ready for the upcoming season. To find out what theyve been up to this offseason, Rockets.coms Jason Friedman will sit down with each player over the days to come to discuss what theyre working on, what their goals are, and how theyve been spending the summer both on and off the court.

Taking his turn in the hot seat today is point guard Jeremy Lin. What follows is a transcript of their conversation.

JCF: Believe it or not, I only want to talk to you about basketball. And Id like to start the conversation by discussing the importance of pattern recognition in point guard play or that of any other playmaker for that matter. I assume it goes without saying that the faster one is able to recognize defensive looks or subtle player movements and what they mean, it can only enhance one's ability to pick apart a defense, whether you're a point guard or a quarterback. What does that concept mean to you and how does it apply to your duties as a playmaker?

JL: Especially being in a pick-and-roll league, the first thing you have to look for and recognize is figuring out what kind of coverage the defense is in. Now your strategy at that point changes based on the type of players you have around you are they shooters, slashers or post-up players? that can really change the equation, but it all starts with that initial recognition and the faster you can do so the better. Thats what Ive got to get better at actually.

JCF: Well I assume its just like anything else: regardless of whether you have a natural gift for recognizing certain types of patterns or not, you still need reps in order to get to where you want to be. As a young player, how do you make up for a lack of experience?

JL: Im going to make mistakes, I just have to be able to learn from them as quickly as possible. To learn faster, I watch film of myself and other good point guards, and then breaking down my mistakes and really analyzing them and seeing where I could have made better decisions. I think you definitely need your reps but how fast you learn I think is really up to the player in certain ways.

JCF: So when you go back and look at the film of your play last year, what are you critiquing and what are you specifically picking apart?

JL: Definitely I find myself in the air too much. I need to stay on the ground and not get caught in bad situations. I have to cut down on lazy passes. Coach McHale calls them same plane passes where its one spot and I just fire in a direct line; I have to use more deception and different angles. Then I just have to solidify my left hand and dribbling and keeping guys from reaching in. Those things accounted for most of my turnovers last year.

JCF: You mentioned you watch film of other players as well who are the guys you are watching? There are obviously a ton of great point guards in this league right now and certainly there are lessons to be learned from all of them, but are there a handful you focus on the most?

JL: Ive watched everybody and some of the names might be shocking, but the thing is every point guard does something better than me, so the key is learning from whatever that is. Players that Ive watched the obvious ones: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, John Stockton, Gary Payton. And then you can go on to the ones who have very specialized skills: Juan Carlos Navarro and then Chris Duhon and Raymond Felton. They do things that are really, really good and better than me that other people might not see.

JCF: Im curious, what do you feel guys like Duhon and Felton do better than you?

JL: Quick reads. If they draw two, they get rid of it quick. I tend to hold onto the ball too long. They read the floor and theres a certain type of pass where they pick it up real fast and fire it theyre great at that, and thats something I needed to learn and see. You cant always go against a double-team; once youve drawn it youve done your job and the question becomes: How do you get rid of it to the right person? Theyve done that really well.

JCF: You talked the other day about tailoring your workouts so that you can improve your left hand and also improve your ability to make quick, efficient decisions. What did you do specifically to make strides in those areas?

JL: I just worked on different types of passes, trying to be able to pass as well with my left hand as I do with my right. That would open a lot of things up. Then in terms of reading the floor, wed simulate situations in my workouts where I come off a pick and work on certain passes so that I hit my teammates right in their shooting pocket. Little things like that.

JCF: This goes back to my initial question about pattern recognition: What sort of visual cues are you looking for when you begin the pick-and-roll?

JL: The first thing I do is locate where my guys are set up to see if theyre in the right place, and then Im looking to find any possible holes in the defense if the defense isnt where its supposed to be, or if a defenders feet are in an awkward position. Im looking for any way to expose that, any holes that I can attack, or quick passing lanes that I can fire through.

JCF: Do you pay much attention to advanced stats at all?

JL: A little bit. Mostly just my advanced stats.

JCF: So youre probably familiar with your Synergy stats then. In pick-and-roll you did well, your isolation numbers were off the charts

JL: Catch-and-shoot was low ... Yeah, we broke all that down this summer and thats what we used to kind of structure my workouts. One-on-one defense, things like that. There were some workouts where it was just all defense; defending guys off the close-out and things like that. We like to get creative with our workouts.

JCF: Well I wanted to ask: This team as currently constituted appears best suited for an up-tempo style. Yet your advanced stats from last year would seem to indicate you really thrive in half-court situations. Now I know were working with a rather limited sample size here, so I wanted to ask about your own personal comfort level when it comes to playing transition versus half-court basketball.

JL: I love the transition. I was surprised that my transition numbers were off last year because traditionally Ive been a good transition player. I like to play fast. I like to get it on the go and just run with it, make plays quickly and get the ball up very early in the shot clock.

JCF: So you dont think those numbers are necessarily indicative of the player you are or are going to be?

JL: I think they tell a lot of the story but they dont tell all of the story. I think it would be silly and nave not to listen to the numbers but I think it would also be silly to make that everything.

JCF: After you signed with the Rockets, did you spend much time thinking team strategy in terms of how you might utilize and play with your new teammates?

JL: I didnt really think about it too much just because I think in order to do that you have to really know your teammates well and I didnt know most of them. Now that Im getting a feel for them while were working out, Im trying to figure out who likes the ball where, what theyre really good at, when to give them the ball, when not to give them the ball, what types of plays are really effective that sort of thing.

JCF: Well I know its incredibly early, but are there any observations that stand out so far that youve been able to make?

JL: Omer, people dont give him enough credit for his offensive ability. Hes known for his defense but hes not bad offensively. I think hes surprised everybody. Thats the biggest thing so far. I havent been able to see the rookies play enough yet to draw any firm conclusions.

JCF: This is a random question and a reference that almost certainly is way before your time, but if some sort of Scott Bakula-esque Quantum Leap situation were about to unfold thirty minutes before a game and, God forbid, I was about to assume control of your body, what would you tell me beforehand to make sure I was able to competently do a decent Jeremy Lin impersonation during the game? Basically, in the dumbest way possible, Im trying to ask how you think and approach the game.

JL: I would just say be confident and just stick to what youre good at so just attack, attack, attack. For me, its playing for God; not worrying about anything else, not worrying about everybody watching, or the reporters or the general managers just playing the game and letting it be free-flowing and natural. I think thats what I try to remind myself.

JCF: Has your approach to the game changed one iota in the past year?

JL: I dont think so. I hope not. I havent had a game in awhile but I hope not.

JCF: Did you ever notice it changing during crunch time? Did the added pressure, stress and excitement have any effect?

JL: In crunch time its all about winning. My mentality then is just about making plays. Theres not too much that really goes on in my mind during crunch time besides the fact that I just have to make a play to get my team up one by the time the buzzer sounds. It really just depends what my role is. That play might be a rebound or a steal or a hockey assist just whatever it takes. I think thats true for the whole game but theres definitely extra focus on doing those things at the end.

JCF: Does the fear of failure enter into the equation at all during those moments? Or is it something that merely manifests itself as extra motivation?

JL: I dont really think about the fear of failure during game situations. I feel like once youre in the game you just think about the game.

JCF: So when you were rising up to take that shot against Toronto or all the plays you made late against the Lakers, you werent thinking any differently than you do in any other situation?

JL: Well if its the last shot and I have the ball in my hands, Im just focused on getting a quality shot up and hitting it. You have to hit that shot. Theres definitely a little more sense of urgency then than during the rest of the game, but I think the concepts are still the same: attack, be aggressive and play your game.

JCF: In those last second situations when you have the ball in your hands, do you want to take the shot yourself or is your primary focus just getting a good shot for your team, period.

JL: In the Toronto situation, it was take the shot. But in most situations I just want to get a good shot for me or a teammate. Im not a big believer in shooting a bad shot at the end of the game. Id rather have somebody shoot an open shot than have me shoot a bad shot.

JCF: Is that just your personal philosophy or is it because youve seen research that would lead one to believe thats the ideal way to approach end-game situations?

JL: I think thats just the way you should play basketball. Theres usually a good shot and theres usually a bad shot within every possession. The more you get the good shot, the higher the probability that youre going to win.

JCF: Why did you say that the Toronto situation was different for you?

JL: Because they werent doubling me, so it was a good shot. Its not a good shot if youre going one-on-two. But if they play single coverage that obviously changes things. In the Toronto game I waved off the pick-and-roll because I didnt want to give them an opportunity to double. So if youre one-on-one, just get a quality shot up. I think most players in this league will get a quality shot in a one-on-one situation.

JCF: Lets wrap up by playing fill in the blank: Personally, this season will be a success for you if

JL: If we as a team can work as hard as we can, but also to build the right culture that would be a success for me. Obviously we want to make the playoffs. But if we dont make the playoffs, if were close to making the playoffs but we had a lot of adversity or injuries or different things that we had to get through, and we still manage to establish a good culture and build and get better I think thats a success.

JCF: What constitutes a good culture?

JL: Hard work, ownership and responsibility, unselfishness, sacrifice and integrity. Thats where any sort of sustained success has to start.

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82. "checking in after game 1...lol"
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84. "LMAO #3 behind Kobe and Paul"
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I really hope he doesnt get it til he deserves it....but I remember someone saying the popularity of "Linsanity" was over.

#4 Harden and I think #5 is Wessy.


If he were in NY and thus the east he'd probably have that #2 spot


http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/nothing-shocking-here-kobe-lebron-lead-all-star-ballot-early-returns/


We dont exactly need Nate Silver to break down these voting returns and trends the players in the lead early in the NBA All-Star balloting tend to be the guys that stay on top. Occasionally guys close small gaps, but generally what you see now is what you get.

In which case good job public. No glaring mistakes here.

The league has released the first NBA All-Star Game ballot returns fan votes choose the five starters for each conference (coaches votes determine the reserves).

When the All-Star Game tips off Feb. 17 in Houston, your likely starters are:

East: Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett.

West: Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard.

Not shockingly, LeBron is the leading overall vote getter (641,348) with Kobe 1,929 votes back of him.

While I can argue the merits of Chris Bosh starting over Kevin Garnett hes having a much better season or if Tim Duncan should be on there instead of Dwight Howard (whether Duncan wants it or not) there are no egregious choices. Yet. The most obvious is Jeremy Lin, the Rockets guard who is third in backcourt voting in the West, but fortunately more than 50,000 back of CP3.

But I want to come and personally smack all of you that have voted for Andrew Bynum, Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire. Seriously.

Here is the voting as of now three frontcourt and two backcourt players for each side will start. You can vote online or at games through Jan. 14. So go online on your new tablet and do that on Christmas day rather than listen to your uncle Jerry tell that same story about the time your father broke his leg again.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Frontcourt:
1. LeBron James (Mia) 641,348
2. Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 573,112
3. Kevin Garnett (Bos) 218,246
4. Chris Bosh (Mia) 210,724
5. Tyson Chandler (NYK) 151,744
6. Paul Pierce (Bos) 114,735
7. Joakim Noah (Chi) 73,366
8. Josh Smith (Atl) 69,344
9. Andrew Bynum (Phi) 68,596
10. Amare Stoudemire (NYK) 64,266

Backcourt:
1. Dwyane Wade (Mia) 430,925
2. Rajon Rondo (Bos) 382,613
3. Deron Williams (BKN) 211,426
4. Kyrie Irving (Cle) 155,989
5. Ray Allen (Mia) 130,016
6. Monta Ellis (Mil) 47,650
7. Raymond Felton (NYK) 37,974
8. Jason Terry (Bos) 36,147
9. Brandon Jennings (Mil) 35,610
10. Jrue Holiday (Phi) 35,193.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Frontcourt:
1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 605,965
2. Dwight Howard (LAL) 434,168
3. Blake Griffin (LAC) 307,855
4. Tim Duncan (SA) 189,577
5. Pau Gasol (LAL) 139,868
6. Kevin Love (Min) 112,922
7. Omer Asik (Hou) 88,178
8. Rudy Gay (Mem) 85,279
9. Serge Ibaka (OKC) 68,285
10. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 66,290

Backcourt:
1. Kobe Bryant (LAL) 639,419
2. Chris Paul (LAC) 353,603
3. Jeremy Lin (Hou) 298,319
4. James Harden (Hou) 196,108
5. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 143,437
6. Steve Nash (LAL) 118,073
7. Tony Parker (SA) 69,983
8. Ricky Rubio (Min) 54,744
9. Manu Ginobili (SA) 47,800
10. O.J. Mayo (Dal) 36,495.

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86. "lol"
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87. "All-Stah, Shells & Celery Bout To Cop Some Ballots!"
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>10. Jrue Holiday (Phi) 35,193.
>10. LaMarcus Aldridge (Por) 66,290
>10. O.J. Mayo (Dal) 36,495.

  

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88. "I went to vote but they make you register....no thanks"
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89. "GSW got the best fanbase in the NBA, but the worst voting ones."
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shit, i did my part.

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90. "no one teams fan base in just one city can make you an all star"
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93. "look at the numbers. i'm only talking about the number of votes."
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not if a Warrior becomes an all-star or not. Curry or Lee don't even crack the top 10. considering how hardcore our fanbase is, that everybody can vote multiple times, and that voting has been open for some time now, i have a hard time seeing Curry not have 36K votes yet. our fans just don't vote. look at Baron during the We Believe years.

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95. "lol. that might explain it."
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91. "damn lin is closer to paul then harden is to him."
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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92. "I hope he makes it just for the jokes nm."
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96. "RE: LMAO #3 behind Kobe and Paul"
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west ( fans' picks):


kobe
paul

coaches' picks:

westbrook
mayo
harden


no player in the league is dealing with what mayo is dealing with ....the only scoring option on the team, hawking double teams, no set plays, scoring off of one on ones, and playing with terrible pgs.



  

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99. "Top 5 Tony says otherwise"
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WHAT'S GOOD *****? What's REALLY good?!?!????!!! Ha HA!
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97. "well you I guess you hope he never gets it then..."
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>I really hope he doesnt get it til he deserves it....

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98. "Better shot than Carl "thatruth" Williams"
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From east St. Louis memphis Gary Chicago, Indiana.

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100. "naw dirty"
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101. "i'll take that L my nig..he doesnt deserve it right now...but"
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he'll be in the playoffs

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