Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lin-Sanity Strikes... Again.

Okay, so maybe this Jeremy Lin is real after all.

This guy's good for the NBA, and sports in general, in so many ways. There's the obvious Asian link, which is gonna sell lots of merchandise, and ensures the NBA can continue it's slow, but deliberate invasion of China. No Yao, no problem.

Of course, it's also great to see Asian Americans embracing the sport. Having a California raised guy who speaks perfect English, and just so happens to be a guard[1] clearly isn't hurting the league at the gate. And then there's the whole New York angle. I'm not a Knicks fan (at all) but having a player this exciting on your long maligned star franchise/biggest market can only help a league still smarting from last year's lockout. It's basically a win-win all around.

Unless, of course, you happen to be the opposing team.

Question: Yeah, I know I asked this same question yesterday, but is it possible this guy's actually the real deal?!?

[1] Not a big man like Yao, because generally bigs are harder for the average person to relate to, and they absolutely do not sell shoes.

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