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NYSpirit1
07-08-2012, 12:53 PM
No, not because of his skills, but because of the Asian contingent. He's already wildly popular over there and that population voted Yao in by a landslide over Shaq every year, even Yao's rookie year.

They also almost put Yi over the top to start in a game with role player statistics.

I think being in NY, being so popular in China, no matter what he does, even if it's like 12 and 5, he'll still start that game. China will make sure to vote him in.

Thoughts?

Becks2307
07-08-2012, 12:54 PM
i really hope he doesn't, that would be too much

JNoel
07-08-2012, 12:56 PM
Really depends on his stats, But he shouldn't be a lock just because of his descent

Avenged
07-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Haha.. Oh man, I don't know if I would like to see that or not.. Imagine him starting which is a big possibility :laugh2:

black1605
07-08-2012, 12:57 PM
Probably. I don't know if Asian's identify with him as much as they did Yao, but nonetheless, he will get a lot of votes.

thekmp211
07-08-2012, 12:57 PM
how did they handle Yi? i forget

Hustla23
07-08-2012, 12:58 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

Phenomenonsense
07-08-2012, 01:00 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

:facepalm:

LJEATON26
07-08-2012, 01:01 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

You're kidding right???

JNoel
07-08-2012, 01:02 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

Better than Rose, Deron Williams?

Blitzbolt
07-08-2012, 01:03 PM
Here is my starting line up for the west

Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
07-08-2012, 01:04 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

oh geez:o

NYSpirit1
07-08-2012, 01:04 PM
I think he was joking about being right behind Chris Paul.

Lin is probably 4th best in East behind Rose, Deron and Rondo.

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:05 PM
how did they handle Yi? i forget

Lin's jersey was the 2nd best selling Jersey last season.

Phenomenonsense
07-08-2012, 01:05 PM
No. Knick fans do not kid around. They don't even realize that, WITHOUT Lin going crazy and saving them from like 10 losses while Melo was out, they don't even make the playoffs. How sad to have such fans in such disillusion.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
07-08-2012, 01:06 PM
I think he was joking about being right behind Chris Paul.

Lin is probably 4th best in East behind Rose, Deron and Rondo.

better than irving, Lowry, jennings, wall???

edit: holiday also?

Cromedome
07-08-2012, 01:06 PM
Here is my starting line up for the west

Kobe Favors Gay Love Sessions.

hahhaha

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:06 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

Hustla FTW.

eternal slumber
07-08-2012, 01:07 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?


this deserve this. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

blastmasta26
07-08-2012, 01:09 PM
No. Knick fans do not kid around. They don't even realize that, WITHOUT Lin going crazy and saving them from like 10 losses while Melo was out, they don't even make the playoffs. How sad to have such fans in such disillusion.
No, he was kidding around. I don't get your second statement, as that would be made to attempt to justify Lin's greatness. And your third statement doesn't make sense either, becuase "disillusion" means something other than what you probably meant.

eternal slumber
07-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Here is my starting line up for the west

Kobe Favors a Gay for a Love Sessions.

fixed.:clap:

LongIslandIcedZ
07-08-2012, 01:12 PM
I'd say if he plays just good he'll be starting. Its the drawback to allowing the fans to vote. I expect Linsanity to die down a ton next year, but if he plays very well he'll get the ESPN machine behind him. Once that happens, Lin gets all that hype and I dont see him not starting if thats the case.

Yankeefan213
07-08-2012, 01:12 PM
Before I opened this thread, I knew that NYSpirit1 would be the creator. Always making these types of threads.

Swashcuff
07-08-2012, 01:15 PM
I think he was joking about being right behind Chris Paul.

Lin is probably 4th best in East behind Rose, Deron and Rondo.

Lin is the worst starting PG in the Atlantic how on earth could he be 4th best in the East?

beasted86
07-08-2012, 01:15 PM
I'd say yes. A lock, but you never know. NBA could doctor the voting.

MJ-BULLS
07-08-2012, 01:16 PM
if he does have a good year it could be a possibility.

Avenged
07-08-2012, 01:18 PM
I'd say yes. A lock, but you never know. NBA could doctor the voting.

The money he is going to be generating w/ the buzz surrounding him... I doubt the NBA gets involved.

KniCks4LiFe
07-08-2012, 01:21 PM
This is a trap thread right? If and only if Lin puts up the numbers he'll be in the AllStar game. No one is going to start over Deron Williams. I even predict Lin will start struggling a bit, he'll even out to 14/6/4. I've always said him and Melo have no flow together. Melo is what slows Lin and the flow of the offense down, mostly b/c their games don't compliment ea. other and Lin isn't that type of 1/2 court PG yet, his strengths is he hits you quick w/ an iso play then kick out or pick n' roll, screen n' roll or pass to the cutting man. The one thing he hasn't done much of for me to evaluate is pass into the post. This is a big reason I wanted the Knicks to get JJ Hickson b/c Lin needs a finisher down low, Melo isn't that, Stat is hurt and isn't a post up player, Tyson is certainly not one.

aztr0
07-08-2012, 01:24 PM
I don't remember if the NBA ASG ballot has a suggest player category. But as long as the NBA doesn't put him on the ballot and they do not have the suggest a player category, Lin will not be starting or in the ASG. But if he is on the ballot, then he will be a starter... sad, but that's the popularity contest that is the ASG. Take a look at the MLB ASG, David Wright is having an MVP type season, yet he is not starting the game at 3rd base.

Jint.
07-08-2012, 01:26 PM
D Will & Rondo will be the PGs.. but I could easily see Lin being voted in though

Kashmir13579
07-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Lin is a top 3 PG behind Nash and CP3 - so why wouldn't he start for the East?

thekmp211
07-08-2012, 01:28 PM
Lin's jersey was the 2nd best selling Jersey last season.

does that make him any more or less an all star?

murphturph
07-08-2012, 01:29 PM
that would suck

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Please welcome your Eastern Conference starting PG for the next 10 years, from the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin.


His jersey was the 2nd best selling jersey in the NBA last season. As long as he gets 25+ mpg, 10+ ppg, and 4+ apg he will be an all-star starter.

Kashmir13579
07-08-2012, 01:30 PM
Lin is the worst starting PG in the Atlantic how on earth could he be 4th best in the East?

Never use the words "Lin" and "worst" in the same sentence, Swash. You'll always be wrong if you do.

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:33 PM
Lin is a top 3 PG behind Nash and CP3 - so why wouldn't he start for the East?

Injuries. 2022 All-Star Game: "Starting in his 10th All-Star game please welcome two time Finals MVP from the New York Knicks Jeremy Lin."

Kashmir13579
07-08-2012, 01:35 PM
Injuries. 2022 All-Star Game: "Starting in his 10th All-Star game please welcome two time Finals MVP from the New York Knicks Jeremy Lin."

You mean 3 time Finals MVP, right? Given Lin's talent and drive to win i think 2 is setting the bar a little low.

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:35 PM
does that make him any more or less an all star?

I not arguing the merits of Lin being an all-star I'm telling you that's what he'll be for the next 10 years. Definitely next year though.

naps
07-08-2012, 01:37 PM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?



Not even close to top 1000.

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:38 PM
You mean 3 time Finals MVP, right? Given Lin's talent and drive to win i think 2 is setting the bar a little low.

You're right. 10 years? At least three Finals MVPs.

naps
07-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Voting from China should be banned or at least controlled. I remember few years ago Yao didn't play a game and was out for the entire season and still got voted in :facepalm: Same with T-Mac when he was in Houston just because he was a teammate of Yao.

Kashmir13579
07-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Jeremy Lin >

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:46 PM
Voting from China should be banned or at least controlled. I remember few years ago Yao didn't play a game and was out for the entire season and still got voted in :facepalm: Same with T-Mac when he was in Houston just because he was a teammate of Yao.

****ing sucks we didn't keep Fields then.

Eastern Conference All-Star starters for the next 3 seasons:

Lin

Fields

Melo

STAT

Chandler

BALLER R
07-08-2012, 01:47 PM
Best PG in the east are you serious. Deron Williams, Rondo, Lowry, Rose and Wall says what up.

effen5
07-08-2012, 01:48 PM
According to jersey sales, Rose is still more popular.

FriedTofuz
07-08-2012, 01:50 PM
There is a good chance he gets voted in, Hopefully, He has the stats, and his team has the record to back him up.

knicksfan42
07-08-2012, 01:52 PM
According to jersey sales, Rose is still more popular.

Rose jerseys were selling for the whole season though. Lin jerseys started selling, what, half way into the season. I'm sure if you looked at the sales for 33 games+ the figures would be different. Besides fans vote for starting guards, starting forwards, and center. I believe they were counting jersey sales since April 2011.

KniCks4LiFe
07-08-2012, 01:53 PM
Not even close to top 1000.

you're obviously trolling.

Other than CP3 and Harden no player in the NBA, that's including Carmelo Anthony and whoever else. No player averaged more points per iso plays. On top of that, of the limited 90 jumpers off the dribble only Steve Nash and Stephon Curry shot a better % than Jeremy Lin who had a 47.9%.

Did I miss something here? Has Tyreke Evans shot like that? has Lowry? has John Wall?

Nash is 38, Stephon Curry is the closest in Lin's age bracket. Why are ppl still going w/ this notion that he's a backup or not that good? when he torched the 76ers defense, which is one of the best in the league, he wasn't good? sure Deron Williams torched him back and in that game Lin nearly had a triple double. I see trolls hating on this dude like immensely, and hey I was like you too.. that first game vs NJ, I was the first to say lucky, then the game against Utah came, again I said luck, until it kept going and going, TOR, LAL, MIN...3 teams hurt him, only 3 CHI (and Melo was tanking in that game) MIA (NBA Champs focused solely on stopping him) and BOS (Championship pedegree team) so I just don't get it.

torocan
07-08-2012, 01:57 PM
Lock to be on the team? Probably.

Lock to start? Hard to say.

The top vote getters had over 1M votes (Rose 1.5M, Wade 1.3M for guards). Lin has a fan base, but his fan base is probably not going to be THAT big to carry him to a starter position without a decent level of play.

He has a solid shot at it though....

nbrod
07-08-2012, 02:05 PM
I could see it happening but I really hope it doesn't

jayjay33
07-08-2012, 02:10 PM
14 and 5 will get him in and he can do that,

thekmp211
07-08-2012, 02:13 PM
You mean 3 time Finals MVP, right? Given Lin's talent and drive to win i think 2 is setting the bar a little low.

lol


I not arguing the merits of Lin being an all-star I'm telling you that's what he'll be for the next 10 years. Definitely next year though.

i get that. i'm actually being serious though. OOPS

edit : this is what i'm getting at. he has to be on the ballot first, and i dont think he makes it on the ballot. i.e. no starting.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/If-China-has-its-way-Yi-Jianlian-could-be-an-Al?urn=nba,122929

jennings, holiday, john wall, rondo, deron, jameer if he stays, and oh yeah mah boy KEMBA. last one was homer but if he makes it on the ballot we'll know something is up.

bucketss
07-08-2012, 02:21 PM
lol to best point guard in the east, not even best point guard in his division actually all the starting point guards in his division are better than him and some of their back ups too (calderon, ) not sure if bradley is back up pg but yeah hes better too.

bucketss
07-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Lock to be on the team? Probably.

Lock to start? Hard to say.

The top vote getters had over 1M votes (Rose 1.5M, Wade 1.3M for guards). Lin has a fan base, but his fan base is probably not going to be THAT big to carry him to a starter position without a decent level of play.

He has a solid shot at it though....

lol the only way he gets on the team is if the fans vote for him

jrm2054
07-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Yes he si because of the asian votes he will get. I do think he will have a good year though learning under Kidd and if healthy i believe he will be a pretty good starter. I dont think it will be linsanity again but i do think he is the answer at PG for the Knicks.

TheWhiteMamba
07-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Definitely a lock. He will have a huge fan vote following similar to Yao and TMac all those years (when Yao was hurt and clearly didnt have as numbers). The only way i dont see him making it is injury or he just plays like complete ****. 10 & 5 gets him in.

Ill21
07-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Better than Rose, Deron Williams?

Easily

YeaDat
07-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Lin almost is guaranteed to start because of hi support system. Remember Yao Ming

Pistol_Pete
07-08-2012, 03:04 PM
In all-star voting, fans can vote for 2 guards, not specifically for a PG or SG, so Lin has to contend with every guard in the East, not just point guards.

For PGs, he's definitely behind Rose, Deron Williams, and Rondo. Then he has to deal with the votes for Wade, Joe Johnson (who will get more now that he's in Brooklyn with a PG), Kyrie Irving and maybe even contention from Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. And who know how good Ray Allen will be in Miami.

So, no, there's almost 0% chance that Lin deserves to start in the all-star game. But, there's probably more than a 50% chance that he will. As long as he play well, he might run away with it.

Fan voting needs to be tweaked. Lin very well could be ranked last out of every player I listed above and still start. Maybe there should be a minimum stats requirement or something. This is the all-star game after all, not the fan selection game.

72 Wins
07-08-2012, 03:04 PM
This voting system is terrible. If he has a stellar first half, then no problem and make him an all-star. If he sucks and Asia gets him like a billion votes, then we have to change the system.

Becks2307
07-08-2012, 03:08 PM
lol to best point guard in the east, not even best point guard in his division actually all the starting point guards in his division are better than him and some of their back ups too (calderon, ) not sure if bradley is back up pg but yeah hes better too.

have you seen avery bradley play point guard?

Hawkeye15
07-08-2012, 03:09 PM
I am not sure the asian population identifies with him like they did Yao, who was straight up FROM China, but sure, if he has decent numbers, his ethnicity will for sure get him a ton of votes.

Becks2307
07-08-2012, 03:09 PM
In all-star voting, fans can vote for 2 guards, not specifically for a PG or SG, so Lin has to contend with every guard in the East, not just point guards.

For PGs, he's definitely behind Rose, Deron Williams, and Rondo. Then he has to deal with the votes for Wade, Joe Johnson (who will get more now that he's in Brooklyn with a PG), Kyrie Irving and maybe even contention from Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. And who know how good Ray Allen will be in Miami.

So, no, there's almost 0% chance that Lin deserves to start in the all-star game. But, there's probably more than a 50% chance that he will. As long as he play well, he might run away with it.

Fan voting needs to be tweaked. Lin very well could be ranked last out of every player I listed above and still start. Maybe there should be a minimum stats requirement or something. This is the all-star game after all, not the fan selection game.

unfortunately it is the fan selection starting lineup..hence VC & Yao making it all those years after they had no business starting

TheNumber37
07-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Maybe Not a lock (yet). But I can say that Melo is a lock to start and Chandler MIGHT edge out Howard without the extra votes they are going to get.

KniCks4LiFe
07-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Maybe Not a lock (yet). But I can say that Melo is a lock to start and Chandler MIGHT edge out Howard without the extra votes they are going to get.

:eyebrow:

SportsNY
07-08-2012, 03:30 PM
i really hope he doesn't, that would be too much

If he miraculously became better than every point guard in the league, then yes. If he was voted in like Yao usually was and DIDN'T deserve it, then that's pathetic.

THE MTL
07-08-2012, 03:34 PM
If jeremy lin can play like he did last year, then yea he'll probi be voted in by the fans (especially considering that Rose wnt be around for allstar game).

smith&wesson
07-08-2012, 03:43 PM
imagine we had 10 asian players, 5 in the east and 5 in the west. imagine they all played different positions 1 through 5.

we would have all asian starting line up's from both confrences. im not even trying to be humerous. this is what would happen. NBA has to make some rule changes in regards to how players get voted in.

Evolution23
07-08-2012, 03:44 PM
He will star in the allstar game. Book it!

nicegoing
07-08-2012, 04:00 PM
I think he was joking about being right behind Chris Paul.

Lin is probably 4th best in East behind Rose, Deron and Rondo.
I hope you're joking too.

nirvana235
07-08-2012, 04:02 PM
It's either Lin is the best player ever, or the worst. Either way, all are trolls.

phoenix_bladen
07-08-2012, 04:03 PM
as much as i love lin i hope he gets into the all star game because he DESERVES to .. ( stats, team winning etc)

i don't want fans to vote him in because he's cool or he's asian or something like that

it wouldn't be good at all

Wolfman01
07-08-2012, 06:34 PM
No Lin will not be a all star next year. He'll probably continue playing great basketball like last year but who knows if he can come back strong from his injury.

bucketss
07-08-2012, 06:36 PM
have you seen avery bradley play point guard?

yes

Quietmoney
07-08-2012, 06:57 PM
He will start over Wade. They actually asked Wade about that during all-star weekend and he was ok with it.

greg_ory_2005
07-08-2012, 07:11 PM
I actually want him to start. It would be so hilariously to see him with Lebron, Wade, etc in the pre game intros. :laugh2:

StarvingKnick22
07-08-2012, 08:24 PM
yeah cause rose, rondo, Kyrie Irving, Jameer Nelson, Stuckey, the boogeyman,Kevin Hart, Avery Bradley, Shumpert dont exist hard enough to be picked over Lin :facepalm:

StarvingKnick22
07-08-2012, 08:38 PM
not to mention Will smith

GrumpyOldMan
07-08-2012, 08:52 PM
As long as fan voting dictates the starting lineup we might as well get used to Lin being in there. I don't really see it as a bad thing though. If he is popular enough to get that many votes he will hopefully do what Yao did and bring the NBA a lot more fans. Besides, it's an exhibition game that nobody else cares about.

DaVille
07-08-2012, 10:27 PM
I hope he does just for entertainment value. Main Stream Media will go bananas.

"I'm outraged"
"No, I'm more outraged"
"There needs to be a rule changed"
"David Stern needs to veto the selection"

It'll be mayhem lol

JasonJohnHorn
07-08-2012, 10:39 PM
He's a lock to start. Count on it.

bearadonisdna
07-09-2012, 01:53 AM
Its a reasonable concern but Lin isnt Chinese and may not get the crazy votes from them that Yao and Yi got.

I wasnt aware that Yi was voted as a starter. Weird. But Yi is Chinese so that could explain it.

Blitzace137
07-09-2012, 01:57 AM
I wouldn't wan't Lin to be voted in as a starter if he was having a bad year. But if he put up the numbers he put up as a starter this year then I'm cool with it.

17/7 (D'Antoni) as a starter and 14/6 with Woodson plus a lot of the Woodson games were blowout when the Knicks were on a 8-1 streak, All the starters played less minutes. If he averages 15-16/7 then it's reasonable.

LA_Raiders
07-09-2012, 01:58 AM
He might, remember Yao???

Blitzace137
07-09-2012, 02:01 AM
I actually want him to start. It would be so hilariously to see him with Lebron, Wade, etc in the pre game intros. :laugh2:

It would be even more funny if Sean May got voted in oh wait he's not even in the NBA's anymore :D

UPRock
07-09-2012, 02:52 AM
No.

FourOhThree
07-09-2012, 03:47 AM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

:rolleyes:

Losoway
07-09-2012, 03:49 AM
Lin over deron???

LMAOOOOOOOOOOO KNOCK IT OFF

bholly
07-09-2012, 07:07 AM
you're obviously trolling.

Other than CP3 and Harden no player in the NBA, that's including Carmelo Anthony and whoever else. No player averaged more points per iso plays. On top of that, of the limited 90 jumpers off the dribble only Steve Nash and Stephon Curry shot a better % than Jeremy Lin who had a 47.9%.

Did I miss something here? Has Tyreke Evans shot like that? has Lowry? has John Wall?

Nash is 38, Stephon Curry is the closest in Lin's age bracket. Why are ppl still going w/ this notion that he's a backup or not that good? when he torched the 76ers defense, which is one of the best in the league, he wasn't good? sure Deron Williams torched him back and in that game Lin nearly had a triple double. I see trolls hating on this dude like immensely, and hey I was like you too.. that first game vs NJ, I was the first to say lucky, then the game against Utah came, again I said luck, until it kept going and going, TOR, LAL, MIN...3 teams hurt him, only 3 CHI (and Melo was tanking in that game) MIA (NBA Champs focused solely on stopping him) and BOS (Championship pedegree team) so I just don't get it.

Which game?
I see:
March 11 at MSG - 14 points on 5-18 shooting, 3 rebounds, 7 assists 6TOs
March 21 in PHI - 18 points on 4-17 shooting, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2TOs

Which night did he torch us? Looks like a combined .257 shooting and 11:8 AST:TO to me. Not really anything to write home about.

HouRealCoach
07-09-2012, 08:25 AM
If he does Knicks could have 4 All stars with Melo starting, Chandler behind Dwight, Lin starting(asian fanbase), & hopefully Amare gets back on track

JordansBulls
07-09-2012, 10:38 PM
He better not be.

mania03
07-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Voting from China should be banned or at least controlled. I remember few years ago Yao didn't play a game and was out for the entire season and still got voted in :facepalm: Same with T-Mac when he was in Houston just because he was a teammate of Yao.

this

jiggin
07-09-2012, 11:00 PM
are you people serious?

he played in what, 20 games...only a 3rd of a short season...his first real chance EVER of starting in a season and then got hurt?

you people are crazy and really riding this Lin Mania crap. After he plays a full season...AFTER...and keeps his amazing play up for that year...yep...ENTIRE SEASON...then we can open up this kind of talk.

Till then, its either Knicks fans blowing themselves or people just down right stupid over this guys barely over 20-30 games in the NBA this last season (he wasn't a impact player the season before), which is just crazy stupid talk.

Six-8-TheWizard
07-09-2012, 11:04 PM
how did they handle Yi? i forget

He was like 3rd or 4th in voting when he was with the nets

bearadonisdna
07-09-2012, 11:14 PM
Rose already has the China vote.

quade36
07-09-2012, 11:34 PM
The Knicks will go 82-0. Melo, MVP averaging 50 points a game. A'mare runner up averaging 20 points and 20 rebounds a game. Lin third averaging 20 points and 30 assists a game.

There I said what all Knick fans are thinking. Can we stop with the hundreds of threads now?

bklynny67
07-10-2012, 02:06 AM
The question should be, when will the NBA stop allowing other countries to vote on american sports all-stars? It's ridiculous.

JordansBulls
07-10-2012, 08:39 AM
Voting from China should be banned or at least controlled. I remember few years ago Yao didn't play a game and was out for the entire season and still got voted in :facepalm: Same with T-Mac when he was in Houston just because he was a teammate of Yao.

I think fans votes should count, however the coach should pick the starting lineup.

knicksfan42
07-10-2012, 08:43 AM
The question should be, when will the NBA stop allowing other countries to vote on american sports all-stars? It's ridiculous.

As soon as people in other countries stop watching the NBA.

knicksfan42
07-10-2012, 08:46 AM
He better not be.

He will be.

knickfan33
07-10-2012, 09:17 AM
He's the best point guard in the east and slightly behind Chris Paul overall.

Why wouldn't he start?

c'mon man, your giving knick fans a bad name...

potetional to be one of the best, or the best in east..Yes.

but nowhere near the likes of paul yet, and are you forgeting rondo and deron in the east?

lets see him play a whole year and cut down the turnovers, then we can start putting him on a pedestal.

CB29
07-10-2012, 09:22 AM
He is though. No doubt. Chinese people in Canada and the US are gonna vote for him too...

knickfan33
07-10-2012, 09:39 AM
fact is if he plays the entire first half of season as he did the 20 or so games he started last year, he deserves to be there. but the sad part is that the voting for all star game i ******** and if he doesnt play that well he will still get in.

people need to remember he's not gonna score 26 a game with healthy melo and stat and kidd and jr around him, last year he was carrying us without melo, but with melo in lineup his points will go down...
still has the potential to be a 18-20 ppg 10-12 ast pg player. but he also needs to cut down the TO's(which he did do, when melo was back and he didnt have to force as much) nd also improve his D, when he does that he will definetly deserve to be in the top PG's argument.

Hawkize31
07-10-2012, 09:42 AM
If he did get voted in, it would be pretty funny if the instant the East got the ball after the game started, the coach called timeout and took him out of the game.

Dankster
07-10-2012, 09:50 AM
He has a country of over 1.3 billion people backing him up. I can only use 2 comparisons for him--Yi and Yao....If he keeps his averages of around 14 ppg and 6-7 apg, he'll be voted in as a starter. If his game deteriorates and he becomes insignificant like Yi Jianlian, than he wont have the complete support of his home country (can't see that happening though, Lin looks like he's the real deal.)

It's pretty simple actually, he averages middle tier stats and he'll still be in. It would take a downward spiral to his game to be left off the starting 5.

Personally I don't like the idea of starters being voted in by the fans, but it's a glorified exhibition game so who really cares that much anymore.

celtNYpatsHeels
07-10-2012, 10:02 AM
I think he was joking about being right behind Chris Paul.

Lin is probably 4th best in East behind Rose, Deron and Rondo.

Rose, Williams, Rondo, Kyrie, Jrue, Jennings, Teague, Lowry and Wall are head and shoulders above Lin

Calderon, Collison, Augustin and Nelson are all in the same teir however I could easily see arguments made as to why they are better than Lin.

Kemba and Knight are too young.

4th best? Seriously?

joeystats
07-10-2012, 10:09 AM
Yes

LongIslandIcedZ
07-10-2012, 10:16 AM
All he has to do is play OK and he'll probably start. That asian vote helps

SlimKid
07-10-2012, 10:58 AM
It's funny, when people call out Knick fans for being delusional, they usually get all defensive and butt-hurt.. uhhhh, reading through this thread is a prime example of why people call a major chunk of your fan-base delusional.. It was really tough to read. Btw- I made sure not to lump every Knick fan together, some of you still hold objectivity.

knicksfan42
07-10-2012, 12:11 PM
It's funny, when people call out Knick fans for being delusional, they usually get all defensive and butt-hurt.. uhhhh, reading through this thread is a prime example of why people call a major chunk of your fan-base delusional.. It was really tough to read. Btw- I made sure not to lump every Knick fan together, some of you still hold objectivity.

The actual problem is that most people on this forum are stupid and have poor reading comprehension.

D-Leethal
07-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Don't let 2 or 3 Knick posters speak for the rest of us. Read this thread to see how the majority of us feel about stupid *** threads being started in the NBA forum by Knick fans.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=739481

SlimKid
07-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Don't let 2 or 3 Knick posters speak for the rest of us. Read this thread to see how the majority of us feel about stupid *** threads being started in the NBA forum by Knick fans.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?t=739481

For sure.. I wasn't trying to dump on the entire fan-base. Every fan-base has it's knuckleheads. Knicks just happen to have a gigantic fan-base, therefore more knuckleheads.

Gritz
07-10-2012, 12:36 PM
He famous so he should start

KingPosey
07-10-2012, 12:44 PM
fixed.:clap:

No, it was waaaay better before you touched it. Shoulda left it alone man....