RIP Linsanity

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This past Wednesday afternoon, an hour or so after Mike Woodson replaced Mike D'Antoni as coach of the New York Knicks, we wrote that it was probably bad news for Jeremy Lin, because Woodson--a product of old-school coach Larry Brown--favors isolation plays for his stars instead of D'Antoni's point guard-favoring, free-flowing, seven-seconds-or-less system.

Later that night, during the Knicks/Blazers game, Lin was the first Knick subbed out--only halfway through the first quarter, by the way--and sat for a lengthy stretch. He finished with 6 points, 6 assists, and 6 turnovers--his worst numbers since that Miami Heat smackdown two weeks ago.

Well, according to a report by the New York Times, our analysis was pretty spot on: Mike Woodson said the ball will go through Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, and if the game comes down the last shot, either one of those two will take it (meaning moments like this--inarguably one of the highlights of this season so far--won't be happening again anytime soon).

Woodson was blunt, adding that, in his day, "rookies were to sit and listen and learn".

And Lin is, essentially, a rookie.

So this Lin phenomenon, one that boosted New York's restaurant and bar business--especially establishments downtown--significantly, helped end the MSG Network/Time Warner contract dispute (really, they reached a solution the day after this event), saved the Knicks' season, and, essentially, turned every New Yorker (and Asian Americans across the country) into basketball fans, is over.

Done. Dead.

That loud thud you hear? People hopping off the Knicks bandwagon.

bsin@villagevoice.com/@bencsin



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Ihfk
Ihfk

worst article ever

Chowyun432
Chowyun432

its all just to get their money's worth. And they (top brass) got woodson by the neck and just pulls him around to do what they please . . . .they pay a lot, betting that they get back what they pay for

S4awd
S4awd

Back from the dead. Linsanty is alive and well under Woodson. Phew :)

Thong Yok
Thong Yok

"Done. Dead."Another one here making a fool out of himself.

16audrey
16audrey

Ben Sin. wuold you write an obituary for yourslef, plz. eat your own word, and go die somewhere.

Xunhai2006
Xunhai2006

What a needle dick is Ben Sin.  How about tonight's game with pacer.  You fucking racist!

jacky
jacky

don't push yourself too hard, everything is gonna be fine.

Guest
Guest

you're such a jerk, you people are the ones that created this Linsanity thing, and now when he is not performing well, you assholes start to say all those negative stuffs about him. screw you all.

Libroad Lin
Libroad Lin

瘋狂過後 終將歸於理性在台灣大概很難看到有肯說真話的媒體因為商業利益而產生的林來瘋效應讓一個球技青澀的球員被捧為大明星紐時用RIP Lin sanity 還原了真相

Linsanity
Linsanity

The comment that Woodson stated was intimidating , what happen to rookie when he brought up the team from ashes , let's see what melo and stad can do , shooting lowest percentage and no sign of defense , and u gonna run offense through baron Davis who has injury already. We'll see, I am done with knicks. From next year I will become nets fan :-)

Robinflannery
Robinflannery

too bad... this Linsanity got me interested... a middle aged, white, female, football fan!  The jealousy from the "stars" was so apparent... what children!

Mel
Mel

Ching Chong overated scrub

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Well unfortunately Linsanity has been over for a couple weeks. The NBA adjusted to his play and ate him alive. I still think he's the best point guard on the Knicks - he just has to stop turning the ball over.

Furiousstyles
Furiousstyles

 you guys really need to learn how to read, the writer wasn't bashing Lin himself, but saying that the coach implied Lin would lose playing time. there was nothing negative about Lin in the story.

Ben Sin
Ben Sin

uh, I think you misunderstood the point of my post. I wrote what the coach said was going to happen, not what I wanted to happen. I don't know why I feel the need to explain to you, but I was a big fan during the whole Lin run...

Play999
Play999

媒體只會錦上添花或落井下石-因為要吹得大聲或罵的最兇才有自我本身的商業價值, 吹捧跟踐踏的都是同一批人, 舉世皆然, 跟台灣無關. 跟真話無關. 不需妄自菲薄. 最近這幾場比賽, 這些看衰寫RIP云云的, 看來也不是多有先見之明

Schoolboyq
Schoolboyq

It seems like people like you are the jealous ones. Your just mad because there young black males making millions of dollars and calling their own shots. HAHA HATER LADY !!!

Goody
Goody

racist monkey..

SchoolboyqQ
SchoolboyqQ

you calling him a monkey only makes you look like a racist too. As well as a coward, because you wouldn't  say a it to his face if you saw him in person.. lol COWARD !!!

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