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LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:27 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2012 3:35 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



Thursday could be the ultimate test for Jeremy Lin. Not because his Knicks will be taking on Miami Heat. But individually, because LeBron James, one of the best on-ball defenders in the game, says he'll likely guard Lin some.

"I know I'm going to end up guarding Lin at some point," LeBron told reporters Wednesday.

LeBron, as I'm sure you recall, switched to guard Derrick Rose for lage parts of the Eastern Conference Finals and essentially locked down the MVP. And while Jeremy Lin has had quite the start to his time in New York, he's not Derrick Rose.

And if LeBron's not guarding Lin, it will likely be Dwyane Wade. You know, just another elite defender. The Heat are one of the best teams in the league at creating turnovers and guess what, Jeremy Lin turns it over a lot. If there was ever a measuring bar to really see where Linsanity is at, Thursday's game against the Heat will be it.

LeBron also talked about Linsanity in general, saying “I never watch Harvard basketball. I never watch Harvard.’’ LeBron did tell reporters that he watched Lin against John Wall in the 2010 Summer League though. He's one of many too as that YouTube highlight video has some 1.2 million views. LeBron said he thinks people should celebrate the fact Lin is a good player and not just stick on him being Asian-American.

“I think it’s taken away from it, obviously,” he said.

LeBron on Lin being on a second straight week of Sports Illustrated: "Make sure he doesn’t take that for granted and get those covers and frame them and put them in his house.” LeBron would know. He's been on many an SI cover, starting in high school.

Worlds of hype will collide in South Beach Thursday with Linsanity meeting the Heat. It'll be a challenge for the Knicks, as they're still meshing since adding Carmelo Anthony along with the fact the Heat are really darn good. And for Lin, he's going to have to deal with looking across at King James defending him, which I'm sure is something he wasn't expecting to happen this season.

Via Fox Sports Florida
Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 7:37 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Thank God for this article or I may not have known.



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 6:51 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

I can see it now... LeBron guards Lin for the first three quarters, get frustrated and "gives up" in the fourth quarter, leading to a NY win...



Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 6:41 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Its so funny that people think Lin is going to do anything against the Heat and Lebron. Lin better be taking notes cause hes going up againsyt the best team in the league go HEAT!



Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:58 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

dwing13, do you even watch the NBA or have you taken one to many pucks to the head?  I am a Knicks fan and love the addition of Jeremy Lin to the Knicks but I think its going to take time for Lin to level out and be consistent.  The whole Linsanity thing thats going on is great but to say he is going to school LeBron James shows your ignorance of the sport. Love him or hate him, LeBron James is one of the best defenders in the game today and not just a prolific scorer.  I want Lin to school him just like every Knick fan out there but try and keep a clear head amongst all the Linsanity!



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:56 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Ever wonder who Royce Young blew to get his job? He writes the most stupid articles....

Lebron to guard Lin....who the s.h.i.t. cares 



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:30 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Really?  At some point he may be guarding Lin.  No way.  I would never had guessed he might guard him at some point during the game.



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 5:22 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Hey Lebron get ready for a schooling bring your notepad to take notes, there will be a test later.



Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:54 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

I now believed the hype. Cousin Lin will lead teh Knicks to the promise land. 




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2012 4:37 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

Bron Bron needs some attention, so he's going to jump on Lin's PR now....Defense ?  How about hitting a clutch free throw or clinching a lead in the 4th quarter, LeBron ?



Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:50 pm
 

LeBron says he'll guard Lin some Thursday

I love Lin, I love the Knicks, but it seems like this one's gonna be a blow out.  If we can pull a Dallas, then I'd be very, very happy.

But the way the Heat are playing right now is just on a different level.  Hopefully we'll see some team chemestry develop between Lin/Melo and Lin/Amare.

LeBron and Wade, please, for the love of god, don't guard Jeremy!!!! focus on Melo and Stat!!!


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