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02-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Oedi View Post
I think it is unfair to label Asians because they came to cheer in your homecourt with someone they can identify with. Not to mention it is a good story to boot. And for the people who think Asians don't know anything about basketball? Get your bigoted head out of your *****. Anyways, the Chinese community in Radio and TV has been rooting on him because he is Asian and they feel like they have a cultural identification with him. Man do you know how hard it is to be Asian and be called too short or too weak to play basketball. Lin went through all these problems that many Asians had and he succeeded and Asians are proud of that. The guy wasn't even drafted. Asians had Yao Ming but since he retired now no one else is around and with Lin, he basically replaced that hole for Asians-North Americans to fill. And not to mention he actually grew up here instead of in China so tons of Asian people in Markham can identify him. You people need to grow up. The raptors are a crappy team and you can't expect a group of people who are marginalized in sports to cheer for a crappy team over someone they can get behind and cheer for. Lin is a humble, smart and charismatic player and deserves this hype.

If you want people to cheer the Raptors, buy a ticket and go there yourself. People who went last night felt they were getting their bang for the buck cheering for Lin so grow up and don't belittle other people for who they cheer for and even using racism when it wasn't just Asian fans cheering after that shot. People who buy tickets can cheer for whoever the hell they want. Grow up and be mature with these special set of circumstances. The Asian community are just as passionate about basketball as anyone else but they never had anyone to identify with. Lin provides an outlet for many Asian - Americans and Asian-Canadians to support. People including Asians will cheer for the Raptors if they ever become a winning team. Not everyone wants to suffer through the "bad" years just to be a hardcore fan.
It's funny that you point the finger and tell people to 'grow-up' and 'stop being racist' when you yourself are doing it. Hypocrite. Don't try to play the race card here either. Yao Ming deserved his popularity.

In your own arena the fans should never be cheering for the home team to lose. The fans last night at the arena were a disgrace and should be ashamed of themselves. Just because Lin is the flavour of the month and some of these fans are playing the fiddle on the bandwagon, because he's on a little bit of a hot streak, doesn't mean you should cheer for the opposition.

In fact you know by the way the game ended last night it almost felt like that those last 2 minutes were staged. Like the Raptors were set up to lose. I really am serious. Calderon turnover to a wide open dunk for Shumpert and like 3 consecutive turnovers? Calderon is one of the best PG's at not turning the ball over. I really think they literally handed them the game. Then Calderon conveniently gives Lin an uncontested 3 point shot.

I guess the NBA thinks no Toronto fans are going to care because we are a 'lottery team' and they are going to ride the Lin train all the way to the bank. His 15 minutes will be up soon, and we can all go back to booing Kobe and Lebron every other week.

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