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Shek
20 Feb 12,, 14:38
So what does everyone make of Lin, Linsanity, and Lingate?

S2
20 Feb 12,, 15:55
To date he's proved an outstanding basketball player. Funny that a California player of the year had no major scholarship offers. Equally odd that both the Warriors and Rockets saw fit to let him go but he's certainly making a name for himself (and some green) in the Big Apple.

bonehead
20 Feb 12,, 16:16
Kind of proves that there is a lot of good talent out their that most of us will never see or hear about. Look at all the mediocre players that teams and media had higher expectations of. Even so he might never had this level of exposure if some of the "stars" on his team had not been injured. I would like to see more players like Lin and less "gangsters from the hood" Lin is looking to be a good role model as well.

bigross86
20 Feb 12,, 17:02
I'm glad he's on the Knicks and showing some awesome skills, helping a team I used to worship as a kid return to their rightful place.

What's this "Lingate", however?

astralis
20 Feb 12,, 18:12
as some people might guess, the jeremy lin phenomenon has gone beyond america, turning him into an idol for asians everywhere-- asian-americans, chinese, taiwanese, etc.

in asia, particularly taiwan, the press has gone insane, with taiwanese press calling him a "national hero". within days of his Ascension, both the chinese and taiwanese- excuse me, "chinese taipei"-- national basketball teams were clamoring for him to play for the glory of the country. then came the inevitable "he's taiwanese! no he's not, he's chinese!" nationalist arguments.

i particularly like the headline of this (taiwanese) editorial, though.

28453

loosely translated,

Jeremy Lin is an AMERICAN- taiwan, what are you so smug about?

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damn right.

Shek
20 Feb 12,, 18:42
I'm glad he's on the Knicks and showing some awesome skills, helping a team I used to worship as a kid return to their rightful place.

What's this "Lingate", however?

Fired ESPN Editor Apologizes, Says "Chink In The Armor" Headline Not Intended As A Slur (http://deadspin.com/5886504/fired-espn-editor-apologizes-says-chink-in-the-armor-headline-not-intended-as-a-slur)

Weasel
21 Feb 12,, 01:19
Fired ESPN Editor Apologizes, Says "Chink In The Armor" Headline Not Intended As A Slur (http://deadspin.com/5886504/fired-espn-editor-apologizes-says-chink-in-the-armor-headline-not-intended-as-a-slur)

I'm shocked someone didn't realize that would be offensive.

JAD_333
21 Feb 12,, 07:03
I'm shocked someone didn't realize that would be offensive.

:redface: I wouldn't have. It's not in my vocabulary. I've heard it before, but rarely.

What if the writer had been Chinese? Or black, if it had been a black slur.

Where Is The Black Jeremy Lin? (http://deadspin.com/5886597/where-is-the-black-jeremy-lin)