Remember Jeremy Lin?

Not that anyone is counting but it’s been seven years since Jeremy Lin had an impressive streak that was given it’s own name (Linsanity) by Metta World Peace. It thrust Lin into a Kobe Bryant-LeBron James world. Seven years later, Bryant is retired, LeBron has been to the NBA Finals seven years in a row,…

Jeremy Lin and Team Number Five (In Six Years)

While everyone was sleeping, Jeremy Lin was traded on Friday the 13th which makes all the sense in the world for the Lin career post Linsanity. He has repeatedly found himself on the glass is half empty wrong end of things. The latest version of Lin is in Atlanta, a team that has taken on…

They Owe Mike D’Antoni A Thank You

Mike D’Antoni takes a beating about his defense. He has earned that reputation so no feeling sorry for the offensive genius here. It is all on him that he is lackluster when it comes to designing defenses to stop scorers. It slows the game down. It takes energy away from offensive brilliance. D’Antoni has never…

Lifting the Linsanity Veil

Linsanity was different from every other NBA phenomenon. It wasn’t based on skill and style alone. It wasn’t a name that reminded you of performance, like the Splash Brothers, who earned their name from making an insane amount of three-pointers. It wasn’t a name grounded in toughness, like The Bad Boys, whose name sprung from…

Linsanity: Here, There, Everywhere

“Lift our team up in prayer — that I would play with a completely surrendered heart to God. The higher the stakes, the more I tend to try to hold on/stress/worry rather than trust God that no matter what happens He is in control and has a perfect plan.” Jeremy Lin expressed that  prayer after…

Let’s Talk About Jeremy Lin

D’Angelo Russell has company. He is not alone in his Byron Scott angst. Before Russell had to deal with Bryon’s war games, Scott jerked Jeremy Lin around. But the Harvard educated, undrafted Lin didn’t have Russell’s innate arrogance/confidence to see him over the Byron waters.  Byron’s tyranny played with Lin’s mind and almost kept him…

Michael Jordan’s Hornets Still Can’t Score

Hawks 94, Hornets 92 The Charlotte Hornets were one of the busier franchises this summer. Because they were a top-10 defensive team last year but couldn’t put the ball in the hole, and because Michael Jordan is intent on making the playoffs, Jordan jettisoned familiar players across the country and brought new players in. It all had a…

What To Expect From Jeremy Lin?

With training camp on the horizon, it is another new start for Jeremy Lin, another new city, another round of Linsanity questions. It is another look at the most misunderstood NBA player who by his own admission has not lived up to his own standards. But what to make of another Jeremy Lin resurrection, he of…