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Posted on: February 12, 2012 5:18 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 5:53 pm
 

New Jeremy Lin rap song 'Nick of Time'

Posted by Royce Young



You know what Linsanity was missing? A second song. There's already "Linning," which isn't the best thing in the world, but a song with words about Jeremy Lin. But now there's "Nick of Time" by rapper MC Jin, a rapper born in Miami who lived in New York and now based in Hong Kong.

It has a religious theme to it, which is part of Lin's story. He's a player of faith and the song certainly reflects that.

So Lin has two songs in a week. How much longer do we have to wait on the movie? Geez, Hollywood. You're slipping.
Posted on: February 12, 2012 4:14 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 5:24 pm
 

The couch made famous by Jeremy Lin

Posted by Royce Young

Before he became Jeremy Lin of Linsanity, Linning Time and all of that fun stuff, he was Jeremy Lin, the guy on a non-guaranteed deal that had to sleep on his teammate's couch.

Lin said that he's continued sleeping on teammate Landry Fields' couch because it's obviously been working. Who knows if he'll keep doing it, but regardless, Fields tweeted out the now famous sleeping spot of Linsanity:



I like how Fields put all the throw pillows on it before he snapped a picture. I think it would've been better though if it was what it looked like after Lin slept on it. Pillows on the floor, sheet laid out and stuff.

Fields tweeted with it, "Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only couch made famous by @JLin7! Let the bidding begin..." I think Spike Lee might offer $5 million for it, but that's only if Lin keeps sleeping on it in his house. Can't break up routine when it's working, you know?

(Posts about where Jeremy Lin sleeps? Yep, we've all gone completely Linsane. Or at least I have.)
Posted on: February 12, 2012 10:42 am
Edited on: February 12, 2012 3:03 pm
 

Jeremy Lin's 'ChinkBalla88' Xanga page from 2004

Posted by Royce Young

Becoming a superstar in professional sports is almost like running for president. Everything you've ever done seems to become part of the story and you get vetted. Especially if it was put on the Internet.

Lin has risen from an undrafted D-Leaguer cut by two NBA teams to maybe the story of the season in the NBA, but he was once a goofy teenager that had a Xanga page in 2004 under the profile "ChinkBalla88." That's right
Lin was 16 in 2004, so keep that in mind as you have a chuckle at Lin sampling some headband styles from that time. (Captions are Lin's.)



“this is what a regular headband looks like on a sexy guy.”


“ghetto and gangster, but sad! The only tournament that i could play in ended up being a disaster. But its ok, cuz now, alex and i are gb-ing!”

“this is what Marquis Daniels on the dallas mavs looks like with a sideways ghetto headband.”



“there’s Josh Howard on the dallas mavs. he wears his headband jewish style…very very loosely.”



“there’s brian grant from the miami Heat…girl style!”



“this is Derek Fisher on the los angeles Lakers with the headband covering the ears.”

So to recap, Jeremy Lin roasted Derek Fisher in 2004, and then roasted him again on the court in 2012. Linsane, you guys.

Via Hypervocal
Posted on: February 12, 2012 12:51 am
Edited on: February 12, 2012 1:19 am
 

Let the great Lin debate begin

Jeremy Lin was just 8-24 from the field Saturday but still got the win. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore 

And now the fun part begins. Jeremy Lin is no longer undeniable nor deniable after the Knicks100-98 win over the Timberwolves. Let me take you down the road of point/counterpoint that will be hashed and re-hashed over the next 48 hours.

"Lin got the win, that's all that matters."

"Lin was inefficient and missed 14 shots from the field."

"Lin managed to pull 20 points and 8 assists while playing a quality defensive team surrounded by Tyson Chandler, Steve Novak, and Landry Fields as his best weapons."

"A good story doesn't erase a poor game."

"It was the Knicks' third game in four nights, and a back-to-back. The kid has logged long minutes. Everyone gets tired this year."

"It was against the 13-15 Timberwolves." 

"The Wolves are 15th in efficiency differential (12th in defensive efficiency), were above .500 before the Kevin Love suspension. And didn't the win over the Lakers kill the 'strength of schedule' argument?"

"The defense figured him out in the second half."

"Not enough."

And both sides are correct. It was not a great performance by Lin, but it was enough to help the Knicks win. It was inefficient, but highly productive. Lin made some poor plays, and some brilliant ones. Lin is entering the next phase of what happens when you're a phenomenon. And while Lin is not worthy of being compared to the great players of this league, not even close, if we examine this five game stretch as a microcosm of how analysts, fans, and media react to polarizing players, this is the next evolution.

Good enough for the supporters to herald, poor enough for the backlash to begin. Did he win the game, even when he hit the game-winning free throw, or was it defense and poor execution by Minnesota late that kept the Knicks' Linning streak alive? Did he struggle because he was exhausted from hoisting a team without Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, half their payroll, and on a back-to-back, third-in-four? Or was it Minnesota figuring him out?

The debate will rage. His supporters are validated by the simplified 20-8-6-3 line and a win, the backlash buoyed by his turnovers and shooting percentage. And the answer lies in the middle.

Lin was clearly exhausted, as the elevation on his second-half shots reveals. He would land and take longer to recover to his feet. He looked winded, he drifted to the edges at times, and admitted after the game everyone was tired.

But Lin also admitted that the Timberwolves did a good job defending him. And they did. It's been no secret since Lin's first explosive performance that the key is forcing him left. Lin is notably weaker with his left, and in fact, the Wolves shaded him constantly to his left. When Lin attempted to move right in the pick and roll, a second defender would pop to the elbow to drive him back left.

That said, Lin missed several very makeable shots going to his left, including a floater over Nikola Pekovic and a bank shot over Love. Pekovic may have been the biggest difference maker. Not only did he challenge Lin at the rim, but he managed to keep with him laterally without fouling. Most teams don't have a defender of that quality (speaking of players who came out of nowhere), but it does show that Lin is more than mortal.

And yet.

Lin also forced several possessions, often getting into the air and trying to finish with floaters over three defenders instead of passing out to a wide-open corner man, which he has done so much during this streak. Some of that is exhaustion wearing on his decision-making. Some of it is just forcing it.

Do we need to make excuses, though? Hasn't Lin already proved himself, especially since he had a poor game by the new established standards for him and still won the game with 20 points and 8 rebounds? Should we hold him to a higher standard, considering what should be lowered expectations?

It's too late for all that. This thing has taken on a life of its own. And you have to wonder if that was the real difference against Minnesota. The Knicks played well defensively. They got some breaks. Lin was productive but not efficient. But as much as I try and boil things down to metrics and plays and X's and O's, it's hard to watch this game and not walk away with a simple conclusion.

Some things can't be stopped. And while the rollercoaster has to end sometime, right now? Nothing has been able to stop Linsanity. Minnesota is just the latest to experience it.
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:31 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 2:08 pm
 

Knicks G Jeremy Lin hits game-deciding free throw

Posted by Ben Golliver

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin did it again, drawing a foul and then hitting the game-deciding free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center on Saturday night.

With the game tied at 98 with less than 10 seconds remaining, the Knicks cleared out for Lin at the top, and he drove to the basket amidst a swarm of defenders, drawing the foul on Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour with 4.9 seconds remaining. 

Lin missed the first free throw, but made the second one to put New York up for good, 99-98. The Knicks went on to win, 100-98, after the Timberwolves couldn't convert on their final two offensive possessions. The win marked New York's fifth consecutive victory.

Lin finished with 20 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals on 8-for-24 shooting in 39 minutes for New York. Timberwolves rookie point guard Ricky Rubio finished with 12 points, 8 assists, 2 rebounds and 3 steals on 5-for-15 shooting in 35 minutes. The performance comes one night after Lin hung a career-high 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden on Friday night.

Here's the video of Knicks guard Jeremy Lin drawing a foul and hitting the game-winning free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Posted on: February 11, 2012 1:22 am
Edited on: February 12, 2012 2:18 pm
 

Jeremy Lin, Knicks beat Lakers: photo gallery

Posted by Ben Golliver

New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, sending the Madison Square Garden crowd into a tizzy time and again with his big shot-making. (You can watch every basket here, if you missed it live.) 

Lin, a Taiwanese-American guard from Harvard, has emerged as a major, pleasant surprise for the Knicks. New York's win over Los Angeles was its fourth consecutive victory, and Lin's 89 points in his first three career starts are more than any player has scored in their first three starts since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976-1977, according to ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Knicks reportedly considered waiving Lin prior to his recent explosion and he had been crashing on a teammate's couch. His sensational play this week led his former GMs to admit their mistakes in cutting him, it drew comparisons to the breakout success of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and it inspired a song. "Linsanity" has gotten so big that, as Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported, Lin received some pre-game advice from Lakers forward Metta World Peace.

Here's a visual look back at Lin's magical night against the Lakers on Friday, from start to finish.

All photographs courtesy of Chris Chambers and Nathaniel S. Butler for Getty Images.

Lin's image is shown on the jumbrotron during player introductions. (Chris Chambers, Getty Images)

Lin swoops in for the lay-up in transition after the Knicks defense forced a first half turnover. (Chris Chambers, Getty Images)

Lin skies for a reverse lay-up over Lakers big man Pau Gasol during the second half. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Lin celebrates with his teammates after knocking down a second half jumper as Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni tries to hide his excitement. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Lin holds his release on a fourth quarter 3-pointer, as the Madison Square Garden crowd cheers him on. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Lin went head-to-head with Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant, who made headlines on Thursday by admitting he didn't know much about Lin's recent play. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Two of Lin's fans wear his jersey and hold iPads bearing his image and name. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Three Lin fans catch "Linsanity" with t-shirt designs bearing the letters in his name. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)

Two Knicks fans seated courtside wear Jeremy Lin masks to show their support. (Nathaniel S. Butler, Getty Images)
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:20 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 2:19 pm
 

Knicks G Jeremy Lin career-high 38 points (video)

Posted by Ben Golliver

Here's video of all 13 field goals by New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin on his way to a career-high 38 points against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Lin scored in every conceivable manner, knocking down 3-pointers, hitting pull-up jumpers, taking defenders off the dribble, hitting leaners and finishing a nifty spinning lay-up, among other feats of offensive genius.

The Knicks defeated the Lakers, 92-85, and Lin's 38 points were a game-high, topping Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Lin finished 13-for-23 from the field and added 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 39 minutes. The Knicks were without All-Star forwards Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

Here's the ridiculous highlight reel of every Jeremy Lin basket during his career-high game for the New York Knicks against the Los Angeles Lakers.


Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:18 pm
 

Of course there's a Jeremy Lin song

By Matt Moore 

This may have gone too far. 

 

There are no words to this Linsanity at this point. 
 
 
 
 
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