Jeremy Lin: Where Does New York Knick Rank Amongst NBA’s 50 Best PGs?

March 6th, 2012 by Andrew Brining Leave a reply »
Jeremy Lin is not the best point guard in the NBA; in fact, he's not particularly close to that honor.

If that's news to you, I hate to burst the ESPN-inflated bubble. As good as Lin is, the Linsanity phenomenon has been aided by off-the-court factors.

That sports media outlets have all taken notice of the New York Knicks go-to floor general is natural. American audiences tends to perk up when the story revolves around an undrafted underdog from a basketball wasteland who bucks the traditional NBA narrative, with the Mecca of the sport as his backdrop.

But the self-proclaimed "sports leader" has gone straight Tim Tebow with its coverage.

It's essentially handed itself over to the Knickerbocker and said, "do with us what you will, youngster." Actually, given the myriad of missteps the sporting monolith has made, that's an insult to the Harvard grad—an Ivy Leaguer would've done better.

Regardless, with that sort of hype amplifying his already considerable exploits, Lin's legend is threatening to outpace his reality. Let's be honest—he's only been the New York Knicks' starting point guard for 12 games. They'v ...

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