LINSANITY, the movie......
1) An opinion piece
2) A Link from BLEACHER REPORT http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...from-the-start
3) Written by a columnist with ZERO basketball experience?
Born and raised in the lovely little town of Santa Rosa, Calif., Ryan went to San Diego State for college once his wings grew out. He entered the school when administration was making a concerted effort to shed its image of Playboy's Top 10 Party Schools. Ryan would like to thank SDSU for restricting students from hauling kegs up dorm stairways-if that had continued he surely would still be in school.
Ryan went on to graduate with a B.A. in journalism. He's worked for the Healdsburg Tribune and Windsor Times in California, freelanced for the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote music reviews for OregonMusicNews.com while he was in Portland, and appeared in an increasing amount of sports blogs.
Ryan joined Bleacher Report in hopes that journalism is still alive and well (in some form or another), and find a place to interact with readers in a positive, constructive manner. Ryan hopes everyone likes his articles and they find him to be an intelligent, witty young man...with a quill of gold.
Might as well link articles from PSD forums and argue that those are definite proof of the validity of an opinion.
If you're going to cite someone's opinion as evidence that your opinion is correct, it might be more meaningful to cite someone with actual industry credibility, for example, someone like a Hall of Famer?
Oh wait, Here's one...
Yah, I think I'll take the opinion of THIS guy over Your guy...Granato: What happened from that time where Jeremy Lin was getting it to right now?
The problem I feel that Jeremy Lin is having when he's on the floor with James Harden, who of course is a hell of a player in his own right... Jeremy Lin is a point guard and the point guard has got to have the ball. Well, what you're having in this stretch is I believe too much monopolizing on the part of James Harden controlling the ball, where it's putting Jeremy Lin in the position of the two-guard, and that's not what he plays. Jeremy Lin is at his best when he is the orchestrator of the offense, and as of late it hasn't happened.
Pendergast: Calvin, is Jeremy just too passive from that standpoint?
It's not about (Jeremy) being too passive. It's about whoever is calling the shots for the team, and that would be Kevin McHale, making it known that Jeremy has got to have the ball in his hands.
Granato: If you take it out of James Harden's hands, that's the guy that you're building the franchise around, is he going to be able to be as effective?
He's a two-guard. What does a two-guard do? He finishes the play. I played both positions when I was in the pros. I was a point guard when I first came in (and) I moved over to the two-guard, so he's the finisher. What he's got to do is be able to finish without having the ball in his hands for eight seconds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_MurphyCalvin J. Murphy (born May 9, 1948) is a retired American professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's San Diego/Houston Rockets from 1970-1983. He is a former member of the Houston Rockets' broadcast team. He was also the host of ESPN Radio's The Calvin Murphy Show. Standing at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), Murphy has the distinction of being the shortest NBA player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
NBA All-Star (1979)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1979)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1969–1970)
Consensus NCAA All-American Second Team (1968)
#23 Retired by the Houston Rockets
EVERY SINGLE PLAYER on the Rockets, except for Harden, has been inconsistent. It's part of being young and inexperienced. as a matter of fact, EVERY rookie (which is what Lin essentially is), except for Lillard who's probably going to win ROY, has been inconsistent. but for some reason, no one else gets criticized for it except for Lin. why is that?
Last edited by FOBolous; 01-26-2013 at 10:19 AM.
again...Lin has been inconsistent but he's hardly the "worse signing ever." atm...he's playing like an average PG and the amount of money he's making ($7 mil/yr) as an average PG is...well...average.
Last edited by FOBolous; 01-26-2013 at 10:18 AM.
Lin tonight 2/20/12 vs. OKC: 29 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Shot 12/22 FG and 2/3 FT, with only 3 turn overs in 42 minutes as his backup toney douglas was traded tonight
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I hope he can get on a roll. He is too inconsistent.
Lin has gotten so much better as the season progressed that it's not even funny. He's learning how to play without the ball in his hands all the time, he's not dribbling into traffic and making mistakes as much and (most importantly) he's learning to hit set perimeter shots without dribbling. He and Harden are thriving together and Lin has been a big part of why the Rockets have played so well as of late.
Will this thread get bumped every time Lin has a good game? He is an average PG at best... almost every team in the NBA has a very good young PG, time to move on. I don't see threads for Irving, Westbrook, Holiday, Curry, Lillard, Jennings etc etc every time the score 20+ points.
Last edited by BBallfan8; 02-21-2013 at 12:06 AM.