2012 NBA Off-Season Thread: There's a new team in town
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07-18-2012, 01:49 PM
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It's two steps forward and one HUGE step back...
The people keep saying Lin isn't that good are in denial.
I think what it is, is that they just can't fathom someone who is suppose to be so good, being overlooked...released twice, playing in D league, un-drafted....
They don't understand why so many scouts missed. It's impossible that, THAT many scouts got it wrong. So he must be garbage.
The great Larry Brown who's been coaching his whole life, so he must know what he's talking about, said he was a backup. So it must be true.
I wonder what all these doubters will be saying if Lin turns out to be a good PG?
So what is wrong with people being skeptical of Lin's future because of those facts? He has played significant minutes for less than 1/3 of an NBA season so far in his career. Based on the fact that his success, while tremoundous, has been short lived- and that scouts and other teams didn't regard him as a future great player coming out of college- I think it is reasonable to think he could be a flash in the pan.
People who don't want Lin could be in denial, but people who think that Lin is going to be a superstar based on 25 games and lead the Knicks to an NBA title are also stretching it too far (not saying you're one of those people but I have heard people react that way).
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