Jeremy Lin - The Acts
It remains to be seen if Jeremy Lin can rise to be a star and make an impact on NBA history. Jeremy Lin is yet to become an all star, but I really hope he does because so far he is heading in that direction, from sleeping on your teammate's couch to living in a Donald Trump suite. I mean this unknown basketball player is on Time magazine and on front page! It is just surprising because they hardly have basketball players. So Jeremy knows the media and news is all over him, and he must expect it: WE WANT ANSWERS!
One article that I found that was very interesting was from The New York Times and it was titled “The Evolution Of A Point Guard.” A quote that I found interesting to me was: “Got his shot on a February night and suddenly, incredibly, his world became a flash bulb.” This was crazy, but I can relate to this. When I was a young boy and nobody would pick me on the middle school basketball team until one day the courtesy of someone let me play, and I actually scored 14 points on layups and everybody's mood and vibe change. Then I was pick mostly all the time and I was a star in my eyes. Yet I knew what other people were thinking of how a kid on the sidelines could be very good at something. I’ll let you know a little secret: people judge too quickly.
This quote from the same article appeals to me because it shows that practice makes perfect: “Lin was the first player at the Warriors’ training center every day, eating breakfast by 8:30 a.m. Then, all of sudden, you’d hear a ball bouncing on the floor,” Smart said. "Practice typically began at noon." Well practice makes perfect, and it will always take you in positive directions if you keep doing what your mind is set to. Of course breakfast is always important too. As the saying goes, it is the most important meal of the day. I remember growing up and I used to practice on my free throws until one day I was perfect nearly and could make shots all around the court. So I could relate to the great Jeremy Lin.
Another newspaper article that was appealing was from also from The New York Times. (Well he plays for the Knicks, so it's not very surprising.) It was called “Tight-Knits Family Shares Lin Achievement.” The quote I found that was proving my point: “Jeremy had just been signed by an N.B.A. team that played like 10 minutes away from there,” he said. “Anyone else would have been shouting it out, telling everyone.” Golden State Warriors are the home team he wants to be in. I'm afraid that if the Warriors offer him a contract, he will take it because that's his home team. Maybe he likes the fan base here so he’ll probably stay over at New York. I would, but then again it would be good to play where I grew up from.
People still expect more out of Lin, but he's just a rookie, and he's doing excellent so we have to see what else is in store from him. I noticed that anytime he messes up, everyone wants him traded. Listen fans, the more you chant that, the more he's going to the Warriors or better yet any other team. I appreciate Jeremy Lin and his acts on the basketball floor. As a team player, on the other hand, with Carmelo: WE NEED WORK!
The Evolution Of A Point Guard:
Beck , H. (2012) the evolution of a point guard. [blog] 24 february 2012, Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/sports/basketball/the-evolution-of-jer....
Tight-Knit Family Shares Lin's Achievement :
Borden, S. et al. (2012) Tight-Knit Family Shares Lin's Achievement. the new york times , [online] February 25 2012. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/sports/basketball/tight-knit-family-sh... [Accessed: February 27 2012 ].