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Saturday, September 20, 2014

2012 Game Thread: Lakers @ Knicks

Your in-game thoughts here.

281 comments on “2012 Game Thread: Lakers @ Knicks

  1. Z

    Thomas B.: Landry Fields, so I guess the answer is nobody.

    Fields actually guarded Kobe really well for a half of a game last year. (not saying correlation = causation… The second half didn’t go so well:(

  2. max fisher-cohen

    Crazy start here. Fisher doesn’t want to get embarrassed at the rim, so he’s just letting Lin shoot. Really nice to see him knock them down.

    I swear walker is one of the worst passers in the league. He just doesn’t have the opportunity to pass often enough for it to be so glaring.

  3. dogrufus

    My God. I think Lin might have just converted me to Christianity.

    How is this possible? How can he keep doing it? I keep expecting regression to the mean, but where is the mean?

  4. taggart4800

    Melo came to the knicks to be the ‘MAN’ and win a championship. The beautiful irony this year would be that no-one would talk a second about Melo and his moment would belong to a 6’3” Asian kid from Harvard!
    (Not for a second do I think we are winning it all, it would just be very poetic)

  5. max fisher-cohen

    The Lakers look like the Knicks earlier this season. They’re missing open shots from the perimeter or forcing bad shots on the inside.

  6. dogrufus

    Shump can’t shoot or finish but 2 steals already, and better shot selection than before.

    I’ll take it.

  7. TheXman

    Not very pretty there Lin looking out of control when things are getting physical, he just needs some fucking help. Shump needs to play 2 guard, Landry at SF.

  8. ephus

    In the last five minutes, Lin is jumping without knowing ahead of time what he wants to do. As Clyde would say, that is FOLLY.

  9. The Sominator

    Lin’s decision making is so deceptive. Hopefully Melo realizes he will get his touches if he moves to the rim at the same time Lin does

  10. Nick C.

    Who woulda thunk it statement “Knicks up by ten should be a lot more.” “Anthony and Stoudemire are out.”

  11. The Sominator

    Lin is playing with so much energy that is contagious right now. The Lakers are playing good half-court defense and making Lin work for his points in the paint. Fortunately, Lin’s up-tempo play is perfect against the lakers who look pretty weak in transition in today’s match-up. Lin is making everyone look good, even Jeffries.

  12. Lightning

    What I love about Lin is how he is literally getting annoyed that he’s getting all the credit. He hates that the media is only talking about him, and not about the team success. He also hates that all of the media is saying the ball movement is contagious, and that it’s because of him that everyone is moving the ball so well. He emphasizes the fact that it’s a team sport. He doesn’t relish in his stardom, he actively dismisses it. He knows that a basketball team is at its best when all the players are as one, when it’s a team game, when no man is above any other. That ‘me last’ attitude is why I’ve always been a fan of him.

  13. ess-dog

    You really can’t ask any more of Lin against savvy vets like Fisher and Blake. 18 pts on 12 shots, 5 assists. He missed two free throws, but he’s getting to the line. Strong D. I’m speechless.

  14. ephus

    Magic said, “He plays like Steve Nash and John Stockton.” I can’t believe we are talking about Linsanity.

  15. massive

    And after what Magic said, I think we can agree that Jeremy Lin is the real deal. This is Tebow-mania all over again, except he can actually play.

  16. TheXman

    I Don’t care if they don’t make the playoffs, I STILL LOVE THIS TEAM. LIN NEEDS MAJOR HELP BECAUSE FIELDS AND SHUMP BLOW HARD. Only Novak is making shots. Please dear god, help out Lin.

  17. massive

    Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been so optimistic in my life about the Knicks. With Lin, Fields, Melo, Stoudemire, and Chandler, we really have a complete starting 5. Magic Johnson just compared Jeremy Lin to Steve Nash and John Stockton. This is ridiculous, and I’m loving every second of it.

  18. daJudge

    Lakers look tired. Fisher looks awful, but watch last second 3 pointer (no jinx intended). I wish Stat or Melo were playing. I think Lin is over dribbling a bit, tired, but damn, he is still a PG. Novak has a gorgeous shot and is simply a lethal weapon. On a championship team, he is a guilty pleasure, like a serious $$$ portion of cognac. I think Shump will have a nice second half. BTW, I have not been a fan of Coach, but I will give him a complete pass on Lin and Novak, to some extent. Let’s judge him from here on. JJ is playing great!!!

  19. xcat01

    So far the Knicks are playing awesome. But did you guys hear Lin at the end of the half. He said he needed to do a better job getting TC the ball and that he would look at the film. During half time!!!!

  20. ephus

    If Kobe tries to D up Lin, the Knicks need to run multiple PNR on each possession. Kobe may have the will, but he will not have the energy to be a force on offense if he has to absorb lots of blows from Chandler & JJ.

  21. Frank O.

    Btw, none of this works without Chandler making teams respect his house. Bynum and Paul a big bastards, but Chandler and Jeffries, right now, are winning the paint battle.
    The Lakers are missing some shots, but from 10 feet in, the D is swarming, and Kobe, Bynum and Pau are having trouble getting off good shots and controlling the ball.
    The defensive game plan has been terrific.
    But Lin is get racked on virtually ever play and Kobe is getting tricky tax shit called. I mean Fisher is playing Rucker park ball and getting away with it. But Lin is bigger, and strangely stronger, or at least strong enough.
    And frankly, after the Chandler dish, the tear drop jumper and the 360, Fisher will need PTSD counseling.

  22. daJudge

    Sorry for double post—”a complete pass, to some extent…” Delete “to some extent”. I am an idiot. Nevertheless, I highly recommend the Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA and you can count on that. . Go Knicks.

  23. Frank O.

    Frank O.:
    Btw, none of this works without Chandler making teams respect his house. Bynum and Paul a big bastards, but Chandler and Jeffries, right now, are winning the paint battle.
    The Lakers are missing some shots, but from 10 feet in, the D is swarming, and Kobe, Bynum and Pau are having trouble getting off good shots and controlling the ball.
    The defensive game plan has been terrific.
    But Lin is get racked on virtually ever play and Kobe is getting tricky tax shit called. I mean Fisher is playing Rucker park ball and getting away with it. But Lin is bigger, and strangely stronger, or at least strong enough.
    And frankly, after the Chandler dish, the tear drop jumper and the 360, Fisher will need PTSD counseling.

    Tricky tax shit??? Autocorrect. Ticky tac shit

  24. Nick C.

    That was great defense by Chandler on that last possession. He goes out on Gasol then gets back to block the shot on Bynum while JJ bodied him up.

  25. Frank O.

    Both teams are just swarming on defense.
    Really high quality defensive game. Don’t hold me to this, but these are two heavy-weight teams pounding each other.

  26. xcat01

    This is the same guy who went in the crowd and attacked fans. Someone heave a beer at him, let’s see the Lakers totally melt down.

  27. Frank O.

    xcat01:
    I wish somebody in the crowd would throw a beer at Artest, right now he blow up again.

    It would have to be in front he 20th row or so. Not a lot of toughness from row 20 in, unless they gave some tickets to some Giants players…lol

  28. cgreene

    I’m unclear how you can take the points off the board without awarding the Knicks a possession. Please explain.

  29. Nick C.

    What the he’ll was up with removing 2FTs? Shouldn’t the Knicks get a possession? It makes the foul effectively the equivalent of a shot clock violation.

  30. xcat01

    @91, that is a very good point. The Knicks should’ve had a chance to score. The refs are trying to help the Lakers right now. Knicks need to survive the push.

  31. cgreene

    I am surprised this board is not more fired up about that call. 2 points came off the board without the Knicks getting a possession.

  32. Ben R

    Taking the free throws away is a bazarre call it basically makes it like the offensive foul never happend. It effectively erases the Lakers turnover. Why not just leave the free throws and reset the team fouls to 3 so the next foul doesn’t give free throws.

  33. Thomas B. Post author

    Frank O.: Neither team is having much on offense. Defenses are really fighting.

    After 49 in the first half, now the Laker D wakes up?

  34. SSS

    This is a great opportunity here to build up some cushion before the end of the quarter.

    Also, when does Fields change his shot back? It looks so awkward.

  35. Nick C.

    Nice play by Jeffies instead of putting up a contested offensive rebound he kicked it out ultimately resulting in FTs for Lin.

  36. TheXman

    Fuck, Kobe heating up in time for the 4th quarter, SHUMP PLEASE FUCKING FINISH. Look how strong you are, and u can’t finish!

  37. The Sominator

    Kobe is warming up and is getting ready to take over. This will be an epic fourth quarter for Lin. If Lin pulls this out, maybe he is the real deal. Who would’ve thought, Lin vs Kobe!?

  38. Jahredmen

    Quick question guys, would NBA league pass blackout knick games If I have TWC? Can’t miss anymore of the birth of the Lin era!!

  39. Thomas B. Post author

    Mike Breen: Bibby just can’t find the basket.
    Me: Sure he can! Wait, did you say basket or casket?

  40. TheXman

    Bibby is worthless, like how did you get this fucking bad? If you can’t make an open shot, what are you good for? Shump is fucking bricking layups. Novak with an open 3 in the corner, clanks it.

  41. Frank O.

    Amazing, in four games I’m utterly confident the kid is going to make the Knicks fight this to the end.

  42. xcat01

    Can the Knicks get ACarter back from Toronto? He shouldn’t cost much in a trade. We need something better than the corpse of Bibby as the backup PG

  43. Richmond County

    Lin quickly reminding the Lakers that the only reason the got it close was because he was on the bench.

  44. ephus

    Go Shump-Shump! Recovered from the bad catch at the 3 to attack the rim for the old-fashioned 3 point play.

  45. Nick C.

    How about that Novak forces a TO by Gasol. Then Shumpert redeems himself for getting blocked by the backboard.

  46. Thomas B. Post author

    So the player nobody wanted and the draft pick I didn’t want are leading the team. How does this sort of thing happen?

  47. Frank O.

    Knicks starters look flat. Getting little scoring from other guys.
    Need Novak to find the net. A three would be devastating

  48. Degree_Absolute

    Remember when the crowd would be quiet when the home team would shoot free throws? Knicks fans need to shut the fuck up.

  49. Frank O.

    Degree_Absolute:
    Remember when the crowd would be quiet when the home team would shoot free throws?Knicks fans need to shut the fuck up.

    They’ve forgotten what they’re supposed to do

  50. Thomas B. Post author

    Z:
    Perhaps the Lin wine has gone to my head, but I think we’re going to win tonight.

    From your lips to Lin’s ears.

  51. Nick C.

    What can you say. Just awesome. If this wasn’t wire to wore it was pretty close. Realistically the Lamers never had a chance (meaning they got only as close as three in the fourth) .

  52. Degree_Absolute

    Degree_Absolute:
    This is the best Knicks win in a decade.Jeremy Lin is a golden god.

    What the hell am I talking about? We’ve been shitty for more than a decade. I am loving this Knicks team right now. NY is more excited about this Knicks team than it is about the Giants winning the Super Bowl.

    Give D’Antoni a new contract!

  53. Thomas B. Post author

    You know, we knicks fans have waited so long for something like this. After giving up draft picks and salary cap space year after year trying to find a special player, this one just drops right in our laps. You watch this happen for so many other teams. You think it can never happen for your team. Then one day, there it is. There it is.

  54. The Sominator

    At that moment, the game was over when Lin stepped back onto the court.

    Nick C.:
    What can you say. Just awesome. If this wasn’t wire to wore it was pretty close. Realistically the Lamers never had a chance (meaning they got only as close as three in the fourth) .

  55. massive

    Lin vs. Rubio tomorrow. Those two are easily my favorite basketball players in the NBA right now. Can’t wait!

    How long before people start calling Jeremy Lin a Top 10 PG in the league?

  56. Shad0wF0x

    At the 1 minute mark when Kobe gave the ball to Blake and Blake hesitated, I can only imagine Kobe wanting to stab him right there and then.

  57. Max

    It’s really, really fun to see this team play without their “superstars”, everybody give 110%, they play D, they share the ball.
    They could lose, because they lack talent, but they never back down and finally this is a team that’s easy to root for: basic, simple, team basketball.

  58. massive

    Shad0wF0x:
    I’m quite excited at the thought of Lin being our Rondo.

    I think he’ll be better than Rondo (on offense, at least), just because you have to respect his jumper. He torched the Lakers with it late tonight. You won’t hear about Rondo torching anybody with his jumper.

  59. er

    Max:
    It’s really, really fun to see this team play without their “superstars”, everybody give 110%, they play D, they share the ball.
    They could lose, because they lack talent, but they never back down and finally this is a team that’s easy to root for: basic, simple, team basketball.

    no you are missing the point toney douglass is the real problem

    the team will be way better with everyone back

  60. Frank O.

    Frank O.:
    Amazing, in four games I’m utterly confident the kid is going to make the Knicks fight this to the end.

    I hate quoting myself. But, man…

  61. Ben R

    Max:
    It’s really, really fun to see this team play without their “superstars”, everybody give 110%, they play D, they share the ball.
    They could lose, because they lack talent, but they never back down and finally this is a team that’s easy to root for: basic, simple, team basketball.

    I agree. This team is really fun to watch right now and really easy to root for. Even their mistakes are forgivable.

  62. JK47

    This is unbelievable. Lin is for real. I can’t believe I just witnessed that. When we get Stat and Melo back we are gonna put some hurt on some people.

  63. Tony Pena

    Doug:
    This is so perfect that I think I may be dreaming.

    What did new york do to deserve this? First the Giants and now this…

  64. Frank O.

    The announcers made such a big deal about the Lakers being tired, but the Knicks are playing without Melo and Amare.
    I keep wondering if the qualitynofmplay declines with those two guys returning. This team has such chemistry on D. Clearly, Lin needs another scorer. Also, he was having trouble seeing over seven footers and had trouble finding Chandler.

  65. The Sominator

    Knicks shot 50% on all 2-pointers. Unfortunately, we shot 5-21 from 3 and missed 13fts. Fortunately we held the Lakers to 37.5 fg%. Regardless, Lin went for 38 pts on 23 shots, besting Kobe’s 34 on 29 shots. Linbelievable

  66. Frank O.

    But this is all possible because of the D. It doesn’t work without that. The defense covered the silly TOs at the end

  67. Gamecockerbocker

    Impossible not to love STAT: “@Amareisreal: Thanks to Jeremy Lin & The Knicks, Y’all help me get my mind off my Bro for a few hours, Thx. Great game guys. Enjoy the win. Travel safe.”

  68. BigBlueAL

    Frank O.:
    The announcers made such a big deal about the Lakers being tired, but the Knicks are playing without Melo and Amare.
    I keep wondering if the qualitynofmplay declines with those two guys returning. This team has such chemistry on D. Clearly, Lin needs another scorer. Also, he was having trouble seeing over seven footers and had trouble finding Chandler.

    The Knicks were pretty bad on offense tonight. They won because of Lin and their D. Their interior D will decline some when Amar’e returns but the Knicks desperately need Melo and Amar’e back offensively. This team could be scary good when they comeback.

  69. Shad0wF0x

    What I’m salivating at with the Rondo comparison is that he’ll be allowed to run the team and direct Melo and Amar’e to efficient shots.

    I hope Baron comes back to be a decent PG. Fatigue is still a scary factor. While Lin can certainly improve his diet, it’s hard for me to imagine someone who stays in shape better than Steve Nash.

  70. bobneptune

    The Sominator:
    Knicks shot 50% on all 2-pointers.Unfortunately, we shot 5-21 from 3 and missed 13fts.Fortunately we held the Lakers to 37.5 fg%. Regardless, Lin went for 38 pts on 23 shots, besting Kobe’s 34 on 29 shots.Linbelievable

    i think that was the best all around game jefferies ever played.

    really, this game shouldn’t have been close missing 13 free throws and awful 3 point shooting almost all with clean looks.

  71. BigBlueAL

    Gamecockerbocker:
    Impossible not to love STAT: “@Amareisreal: Thanks to Jeremy Lin & The Knicks, Y’all help me get my mind off my Bro for a few hours, Thx. Great game guys. Enjoy the win. Travel safe.”

    That is great to see. Also Melo going crazy on the bench late in the 4th quarter after Lin’s layup was nice to see too.

  72. alsep73

    D’Antoni was positively giddy in the post-game presser, particularly when he talked about the possibilities that’ll be there when Amar’e, Melo and even Jorts come back.

    I’m still trying to brace myself for Lin’s inevitable descent back down to earth, but given how bad TDWTDD and Shump Shump were at impersonating a point guard, all we need from Lin is competent PG play, and I think it’s clear we’re going to get that from him, even if he’s not exploding for 25+ every night.

    I just… I still can’t believe this is happening.

  73. njasdjdh

    List of players with 4 or more consecutive games where they scored 20 or more points with 6 or more assists while shooting greater than 50% from the floor since the ’05-’06 season:

    Dwyane Wade
    LeBron James
    Deron Williams
    Chris Paul
    Eric Gordon
    Andre Igoudala
    Steve Nash
    Jeremy Lin

  74. Degree_Absolute

    My brother is trying to force me to read Bill Simmons’ ravings about the Ewing Theory as it is applied to Melo during this four game stretch. That theory is utter bullshit. There is NO WAY the Knicks beat the Heat and Zo in the first round without Patrick. The theory is invalidated by that series alone.

  75. Thomas B. Post author

    cgreene:
    I’d start Jeffries at the 3 for D purposes when Amare comes back instead of Bill Walker

    Now that we are getting some backcourt production, that might work.

  76. hoolahoop

    This is the most fun it’s been to be a knick fan for a long long time. How can you not love these guys?

  77. CapB

    Odd theory, but do the Knicks sign Lin if they dont make the Melo trade last year? Their point guards would have been Felton and TD…They only signed Lin after releasing Billups right?

  78. KnicksFanInVA

    I bet Isiah is whispering to Dolan to trade Lin and Chandler to Detroit for Stuckey and Villanueva.

  79. er

    CapB:
    Odd theory, but do the Knicks sign Lin if they dont make the Melo trade last year?Their point guards would have been Felton and TD…They only signed Lin after releasing Billups right?

    people have not thought out this melo deal at all they just love bashing the dude

    Here is how it shook out

    W Chandler (was not gonna be resigned)
    Gallo
    Felton
    Mosgov

    traded for

    C Anthony
    C Billups

    now….Billups was effectively traded for Chandler(better than Felton and Billups)
    Lin was signed
    C Anthony is better than Gallo so i do not understand how anyone can say the trade was a loss for the KNicks

  80. joe

    Dear Kobe….. Remember in that interview how you said you weren’t aware of what Jeremy Lin was doing…. You know now don’t you Kobe…:-)

  81. bockadoo

    Had to get a post in on this historic night! We get BDiddy back and productive, pick up JR Smith, and of course get Stat, Melo and Jorts back, and that will be one serious, serious team.

    Chandler, Jorts
    Stat, Jeffries
    Melo, JR, Novak
    Fields, Shump
    Lin, Davis

    bye bye to Bibby and Walker, keep Jordan for size

  82. er

    bockadoo:
    Had to get a post in on this historic night!We get BDiddy back and productive, pick up JR Smith, and of course get Stat, Melo and Jorts back, and that will be one serious, serious team.

    Chandler, Jorts
    Stat, Jeffries
    Melo, JR, Novak
    Fields, Shump
    Lin, Davis

    bye bye to Bibby and Walker, keep Jordan for size

    Man i hope it shakes out like that

  83. Degree_Absolute

    I am still waiting for the inevitable Jeremy Lin-Victor Cruz comparison articles. Both played college ball in MA, both undrafted, both taking NY by storm. What a great time for NY sports!

  84. The Sominator

    Draft Picks and Cap Space limiting the future of Knicks roster. This move required the Knicks to use vet. min and second round draft picks to round out the roster.

    The trade was terrible. We would’ve picked up Melo during the offseason. If not, we still had options going forward.

    Picking up cheap free agents is essentially a crapshoot. We could pick up has been or injured players. Or we could pick up players to fill out the end of the bench.
    Fortunately Lin was a great pick up that probably wouldnt have occurred if Shumpert was healthy. I mean, for $750 k for 4 wins (and counting) and countless coverage throughout the world.

    er: people have not thought out this melo deal at all they just love bashing the dude

    Here is how it shook out

    W Chandler (was not gonna be resigned)
    Gallo
    Felton
    Mosgov

    traded for

    C Anthony
    C Billups

    now….Billups was effectively traded for Chandler(better than Felton and Billups)
    Lin was signed
    C Anthony is better than Gallo so i do not understand how anyone can say the trade was a loss for the KNicks

  85. Gamecockerbocker

    KnicksFanInVA: What did he say?

    Everyone on the set was having a great time talking about Lin’s game and then he goes and basically says it’s not going to work when Melo comes back because he’s just a one-on-one player.

  86. Gamecockerbocker

    Gamecockerbocker: Everyone on the set was having a great time talking about Lin’s game and then he goes and basically says it’s not going to work when Melo comes back because he’s just a one-on-one player.

    Which is arguably true, but, as Brian’s pointed out numerous times, since his debacle against Denver he’s been doing his best to fit into the team’s structure.

  87. er

    The Sominator:
    Draft Picks and Cap Space limiting the future of Knicks roster.This move required the Knicks to use vet. min and second round draft picks to round out the roster.

    What the hell do you need cap space for?…you have a dominating front line all you need is decent pg play

    L fields
    Shumpert

    Can make money over the cap to resign

    The trade was terrible.We would’ve picked up Melo during the offseason.If not, we still had options going forward.

    Picking up cheap free agents is essentially a crapshoot. We could pick up has been or injured players.Or we could pick up players to fill out the end of the bench.
    Fortunately Lin was a great pick up that probably wouldnt have occurred if Shumpert was healthy.I mean, for $750 k for 4 wins (and counting) and countless coverage throughout the world.

  88. MKinLA

    The only negative for me in all of this is how happy it must be making that shitfuck Dolan.

    Otherwise… what an amazing game!

  89. Tony Pena

    bockadoo:
    Had to get a post in on this historic night!We get BDiddy back and productive, pick up JR Smith, and of course get Stat, Melo and Jorts back, and that will be one serious, serious team.

    Chandler, Jorts
    Stat, Jeffries
    Melo, JR, Novak
    Fields, Shump
    Lin, Davis

    bye bye to Bibby and Walker, keep Jordan for size

    Unfortunately, no way Mussolini plays all those people. Jorts and Novak are on the fringe if JR gets here. MDA sticks with the vets and stars. And btw, you didnt even mention TD. Rude.

  90. Degree_Absolute

    Bill Walker was +15? That has got to be the most damning indictment of the +/- statistic in its history. Pardon my hyperbole, but this has been a crazy evening and I am drunk on this victory (and vino rosso).

  91. er

    sorry that came out wrong this is what i said:

    What the hell do you need cap space for?…you have a dominating front line all you need is decent pg play

    L fields
    Shumpert

    Can make money over the cap to resign

  92. nicos

    Think David Stern is trying to figure out a way to sneak Lin into the Rising Stars game? Another week like this one and I bet it will happen- too great a marketing opportunity not to take advantage of.

  93. The Sominator

    Decent PG play is challenging to find if you do not have the cap space.

    We could’ve picked up Ramon Sessions or other quality pg. We could’ve even been in the running for Chris Paul if we used the same package we sent to Denver.

    With limited cap space and unable to trade a first round for the more almost half a decade, we had to rely on:

    Toney Douglas
    Iman Shumpert
    Mike Bibby
    Carmelo Anthony
    Jeremy Lin

    Granted, we are very fortunate that Jeremy exploded and is a PERFECT fit. Right before jeremy exploding, we were considering trading for J. Flynn. We sold most of our team for Melo, I wished Dolan waited.

    Similarly, having a front core is not enough to win games. We need decent pg play, spot up shooter, and so forth. Cap space would’ve been nice this past summer.

    The Melo-esque trade is on the same caliber with Eddy Curry and Marbury trade, they can hurt a team for the remainder of the decade. It’s not so much Melo but the amount of pieces we used in the trade.

    er:

  94. danvt

    alsep73: I’m still trying to brace myself for Lin’s inevitable descent back down to earth, but given how bad TDWTDD and Shump Shump were at impersonating a point guard, all we need from Lin is competent PG play, and I think it’s clear we’re going to get that from him, even if he’s not exploding for 25+ every night.

    No, this is a seismic shift.

    How about that outside shooting? I guess he answered the questions on the last thread in the first quarter. Don’t go under the screens, boys.

    All Melo and Amar’e have to do is be as good as Novak and Jeffries. Fucking mind blowing!

    Ten years of pain and lumps in my throat. On some level, as miraculous as this is, it’s sort of like, “it’s about fucking time!”

    Linstant offense!

  95. The Sominator

    I wonder what Lin is doing on the 24th? Dolan better buy Lin a first class ticket to Orlando. Lin has put up good sophomore numbers through 13 games that will only get better during the remainder of the season. He’s been the Lintegral part to the current 4-game winning streak.

  96. bockadoo

    Still can’t believe this happened. Has there ever been another athlete in any sport who was more of an underdog/guy out of nowhere with more pressure to prove on the biggest stage that he wasn’t a fluke and respond like he did?! I would have been happy with 13 pts/6 assists, but 38 points?!?! Against Kobe and the big bad Lakers?!?! It is truly historic, one of the greatest moments in Knicks history. If he never does anything else, he will be remembered forever. Jerry Sandusky is talking on ESPN right now. What opposite ends of the spectrum of sports and life.

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