A youtube video was posted about a 5 year old who was crying because the Knicks didn't resign Jeremy Lin.
JLin saw the video and decided to Skype chat the 5 year old and offered to get that family tickets when the Rockets were next in MSG.
The sudden fame did nothing to his character and he is still a kind and humble guy. There were no media reports about this, his PR representatives didn't try to make a deal about it, and he even complimented the Knicks a lot. The guy really is a class act.
a class act no doubt a harvard genius also
Jimmer does this all the time.
I've always thought that if I was famous, I would do things like this, but it's another thing to go out and actually do it, especially without it being a publicity stunt or making it a big deal. He's definitely one of my favorite players now. Character wise, he's a little like the Tim Tebow of basketball. Christian guy, always sees the positives in life instead of the negatives. I hope he does well in Houston
I like Lin a lot. To be honest he seems to be a lot more genuine in how he acts and he doesnt try to be in the spotlight. I like how he is always so grateful for all of the publicity he gets and wants to work hard and not chase all the endorsements. He also has the perspective of being the guy on the end of the bench and almost headed overseas to play basketball. He should inspire everyone to prepare for your chance because if you take advantage of it you could end up like Lin.
Dwight could stand to do something like this...
It would be the first positive news on Dwight in some time if he did.
It's good to see Jeremy Lin taking care of the fans that loved him.
Lin is a good guy
I don't understand how anyone can hate on this guy. He is what you call a real "role model"
Ummm I can hate on this guy because he is the most over rated player in the NBA BY FAR!! He is a role player who gets the attention of a Durant or a LeBron. Yes he may be a very nice person, but that does not make it okay for them to act like he is the best PG in the NBA, when he should not even start in the NBA.
If DJ Augistin is a starter, so is Lin.
Besides his turnover problem what makes you think he shouldn't start?
I don't have the exact stats, but the Knicks were winning games when Lin played, and their offence was so much better. Lin was putting up 20+ points and 10+ assists every night and they beat some decent teams. I remember watching Knicks vs Lakers, and Lin just destroyed them. I think he had 37 points.
I don't think Lin is the best point guard, but saying he is not a starter is just stupid. Do you think there are 30 point guards better than Lin out there?
He's overrated, yes, but he is a starter, and I think he will do well in Houston. I think in the right system, and with the right players he could put up 16 ppg and 7+ apg. That's not out of the question.
And in response to the original topic... This is just what makes me want to root for him so much.
Kyle Lowry is better than Lin at almost every facet of the game ESPECIALLY defense, where Lin is awful.
The one thing Lin does do better than Lowry in my opinion is geting to the rim, Lowry is very good at that as well, but Lin is amazing coming off the Pick and roll, but Lowry is much better than Lin as a whole, and I honestly think that outside of a pick and roll offense Lin is a 10th man, but in that offense, boy is he deadly. NY made the right decision, but they're gonna get a lot of scrutiny when Lin lights it up in Houston.
What does Kyle Lowry have to do with Jeremy Lin starting? thats like saying Jarret Jack shouldnt have started for the hornets last season since Chris Paul is much much better than him.
Just becuase OTHER people might overrate him, doesn't mean you should hate him. If anything you should hate the poeple overrating him not Lin himself.
I agree with you. I shouldn't hate Lin, I should hate the people that over rate him. Good point. And also I forgot that Lowry is in Toronto now, thats why I was thinking Lin wouldn't start. I agree maybe he can start on some teams, but he is in no way as good as most people think he is. He is not an above average starting point guard (top 15).
I don't doubt that he is a great guy.. But I wouldn't want him to be my starting PG.. In the same vein Tim Tebow is a great guy.. But I wouldn't want him to be my starting QB..
Being an nice guy is not a high priority teams should be considering, it's a bonus if it's true..
i dont get that last comment...
what does tebow starting in the nfl have to with lin in houston?
It's a comparison.
Yeah, but you are comparing Tebow who can't do normal QB stuff like throw the ball accurately to receivers to a guy who does everything you want out of your PG except not turn the ball over.
By the way, during the Linsanity run when Lin was scoring all those points and getting 10 assists a game, the Knicks offense was just sort of average. It was the Knicks defense that became really good. And Lin was playing nearly 40 minutes a game by the end of that two week run.
All rookies struggle at defense. Guys like shumpert are an exception to the rule (and shumpert is overrated, someone on this site said they thought he was a top five defender in the league). Lin seemed to me to struggle about the same as everyone. The PG position is a tough position to guard because the average starting PG gets about 15-16 points a game. You will get scored on everynight at the PG spot. And this is a guy who still has done most of his practicing against Ivy league players. That couldn't have done much to prepare him to deal with NBA pointguards. I'd also argue that nothing that happened in Knicks practices last year helped him learn how to deal with NBA point guards (imagine guarding Bibby in practice for a week and then thinking "oh, I suppose guarding CP3 will be about the same" LOL). With more practice and game time against NBA players he will get better at defense and lower those turnovers.
Everything except not turn the ball over? How about playing half-decent defense? He can't come close to doing that. It is not because of his age, it is because of his lack of athleticism. Yeah maybe he can get a little better, but the best he can ever become is an average defender, which is not a great outlook. So yeah, he can't play defense and can't not turn the ball over. Sounds like the 2 things you want out of a point guard, he can't do. Sounds a lot like Tebow to me.