I GOT A COLOR TV, SO I CAN SEE, JEREMY LIN PLAY BASKETBALL!!
Did I just see a highlight of Jeremy Lin spinmoving past Derek Fisher thru the lane? Did I see him go down there again and do a reverse layup?
My cousin in LA texted me “Jeremy Linn” — excuse the spelling error, he thinks Lin’s Irish — and I turned on the tv to see Jeremy Lin, 3 points. Jeremy Lin, 3 more points. He finished with a Knicks-seaon-high 38 points, and the lady from the network congratulated him for “gunning it out with Kobe Bryant.”
A list of all the puns, headlines and tributes would take pages to list here.
A Hollywood movie, I could picture.
When I turned on my computer (Terry’s computer, actually) did it say “Lin” or “log in”?
On the other hand: yesterday I left a voice mail for Mitch Stephens the prep sports writer for the Chron and explained “the Gunn Lin Conundrum.”
I will spare you from the description here.
I will quote, out of context, Tom Jacobousky of Gunn High:
(by text): I had asked him in a text — in code — if I should explain in public “The Gunn Lin Conundrum”. Tom said:
I wouldn’t bother. We’ve moved on. And I’m actually rooting for him. I don’t want to be viewed as sour grapes
What I almost wrote back was:
So you are resigned to conceding 20 points per game each year? (I went to the Gunn-Paly last week and was impressed but even so: Floreal and Dawkins, who both live in Gunn district, combine for 40 points.)
I said on another site — Patch — that Lin is Wat Misaka meets Tim Tebow.
In Mrs. Cushing’s English class, back in 1981, we read Arthur Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon” and were taught the distinction between “expediency” and “morality”. I woke up yesterday with this headline: “
Darkness at New Lin
I guess the expediency of lighting the NBA on fire for four games outweighs
4Q 2:29 nice job, “takes his man”
He was gracious in post game thanking and crediting his teammates.
“the phenomenon of Jeremy Lin continues”
“The Yellow Mamba”
All I do is Lin Lin LIn
May the best man Lin
I definitely thought even after making the Warriors that he could do wonders as a barnstormer thru Asia, maybe hooking up with Kurt Schneider of Harlem Globetrotters org (a Dartmouth ’87) if the NBA doesn’t back it.
I would say he is worth more than the $800,000 certainly.
He could be the Ty Cobb of hoops — I just noticed that there in recent years was a Ty Cobb at Sacred Heart — a great-grandson of the baseball great?
I wil say it again: Lin is part of the legendary 3L’s as one of the top 3 players in Palo Alto prep history: Jeremy Lin, Kent Lockhart and Jungle Jim Loscutoff.
most in first 3 starts since NBA ABA merger
shooting 58 percent
great for basketball in New york
Jeremy Lin draws the charge! (4q :41)
Wow. Again. Wow. Legend in NewYork LIN
outro with the rap:
“I’m just thankful to God, man” Jeremy Lin to ESPN’s Lisa Salters.
edit to add, March 19, 2012: finally got my hands on the SI and noticed that the article reference the fact that Joshua Lin played for Gunn:
When Josh’s Gunn High team completed conditioning drills, there was Jeremy again, sprinting and keeping pace on the sideline. Long after the middle child went on to star for the Crimson, finally growing bigger than any Lin in memory—”When he was a baby, Jeremy ate twice as much as his two brothers,” their 5’6″ father, Gie-Ming, likes to say—5’9″ Josh still knew, better than any defender in college basketball, how to nullify 6’3″ Jeremy’s best moves.
dana o’neil in 2009 espn.com article also references the Gunn vs. Paly conundrum for the Lins.