Why Jeremy Lin Is Not a Fluke and Can Be a Legitimate All-Star Next Season

July 28th, 2012 by James Chang Leave a reply »
As "Linsanity" was taking flight in the early days of February, one of the questions many were asking was, "how did so many scouts and GM's miss this guy?"  Knicks fans who were already upset at Mike D'Anthoni were even more angry for not putting Lin in earlier in the season.

During an interview with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, Lin admits he idolizes Steve Nash, but compares his game to Goran Dragic, ironically someone he is replacing on the Houston Rockets.

"Neither of us is a freak athlete, but we’re both effective and know how to play the game,” Lin said.

Lin's strength is evident when running the floor in a real game; but most NBA practices are three-on-three, an area where individual athleticism comes more into play. Lin felt this was the reason he was mostly overlooked.  In many postgame interviews, Lin had been thanking and praising his Knicks teammates; he truly does mean it, he needs to be in a real game to excel.

Jeremy Lin is a student of the game and that is what makes him so exciting to watch. He knows he has weaknesses; but strives to improve upon them. Last summer, after a disappo ...

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