Linsanity Rewind: This 2012 Linsanity ABC Promo for a Knicks Game Is Crazy

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Where'd all the Lin-Sanity go?
Someday, perhaps the good folks at ESPN will look back at the "Linsanity" portion of Jeremy Lin's NBA career, those magical few weeks in Feb. 2012, and put together a 30 for 30, or at the very least a 30 for 30 short.

And might I suggest that if this film does come off, that ESPN ask for the rights to the open for Star Wars. You know, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."

Because that's about what Linsanity feels like right about now if you watch Lin night to night like we do in Houston.

Two years ago? Feels like twenty years ago.

It's crazy to think that there was a time when the backup point guard we are watching now, the one who dribbles aimlessly in the half court and who looks like a deer in the headlights from long distance, was dominating the league for a few weeks just a couple years ago. I mean, flat out BALLING.

Lin was making big shots, brimming with confidence, so much so that this was an actual promo that ran for a game on ABC last year...


Holy. Shit. RIght?

A star is born ... turning skeptics into believers .... part man, part miracle (my personal favorite, but the way).... superhero .... legend of Lin...

Seriously, how silly does that all look now?

There was a reason I recorded that spot at the time -- because I thought it was a classic case of ABC/ESPN overreact, buying into the "flavor of the month" as some sort of basketball savior. I mean...part man, part miracle. Yes kids, there was a time when Jeremy Lin was considered to be at least partially miraculous.

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boston.guy4
boston.guy4

This loser writer is just an ignorant hater. Lin has averaged 20 points 7 assists a game in the 8 games that Harden hasn't played this year. Rockets are a ridiculous 0.750% winning percentage when his idiot coach plays him over 30 mins. He STILL has it, he just isn't given the minutes or the chance by his coach. He's being overlooked again (story of his life).  As a starter in Houston last year his per36 minute output was 17 points 7 assists a game, next to Harden one of the biggest ball hogs who refuses to pass to him. This year Lin started on fire before he had a back injury. Now he's back to playing great shooting over 50% which the writer conveniently fails to mention.  Lin recently put up a triple double in only 29 minutes off the bench. The list of players in the last 30 years who put up a triple double in under 30 minutes is only a dozen guys, half of whom are in the Hall of Fame and the other half were all all-star players.


This moron writer is no different from the wrong "experts" behind why this kid got zero D1 offers out of HS (despite being Cali HS Player of the Year and one of the top5 finalists for Mr. Basketball in all of Cali), the wrong "experts" who overlooked him in college so he went undrafted, and all the teams that passed on him multiple times in the NBA.  They so wish he fails because it would validate their prejudice and confirmation bias because they can't get past his race and see his game.  It's no different from haters who say Obama is only President or Justin Timberlake or Eminem are only famous because they are [black or white]. These racial haters only see race, give zero credit to ability or skill.

Puller58
Puller58

The reality is outside of Yow Ming, can't think of any other asian players.  That kind of accounts for Lin's notariety.

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Just because he's Asian doesn't mean you have to defend his mediocrity. He's average at best and for a guard handles the ball poorly/sloppily..

mmako
mmako

This author is a well know Lin hater troll.  Scoring the most points in first 5 starts was just beginner's luck right?  Scoring 38 against Lakers was a fluke right?  How about 28 and 14 against Mavs?  or the 38 against the Spurs?  the 29 against OKC? 34 against Sixers?  Triple Double in 29 mins off the bench against Cavs?   Why doesn't he mention anything about the coach who plays him out of position, gives him inconsistent mins, tells him to stand in the corner like elementary school detention, plays double standard by yelling at him for every mistake but other guys can screw up and get a free pass?  Nice way to build a young player's confidence. Houston is the armpit city of the US Sports - low life team, announcers, fans, and last by not least wannabe sportswriters!

CM_Spunk
CM_Spunk

@mmako  Then you should consider yourself trolled, huh?

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