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Old 02-24-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Is it because he is Chinese-American? The fans love him, but the media is pouncing on any chance it gets to criticize him.

ESPN: 'Ch_nk' in Armor'
Post: 'Linept'
Daily News: 'Linvisible'

Here is a guy making the NBA minimum, unknown and undrafted, with little or no playing or practice time with the regulars - and all of the sudden when he doesn't have a great game against players making 10 times as much as he does, they start disrespecting him? That is blatantly unfair to him, and I seriously doubt that it would happen if he were black or white.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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The counter to that would be why is the media pumping him up so much - Linsanity, Linderella, etc.

After all, he's just a guy making the league minimum with little or not playing time against regulars and without nearly the proven performance record of those making 10x as much as him.

Some of the commentary has been bad (looking at you mayweather, the armor comment, etc)

However, most of his press has been very favorable and he's shot up to a prominent stage and has played himself into a story as a national interest

When you play in NY they will get after you - especially in rags like the post and daily news.

Guy had a horrible game - you take the good with the bad and for better or worse he is no longer some unknown bench player

He's the starting PG for a team making a playoff push in the largest market in the US while drawing amazing amounts of interest from the largest global market.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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That's the media for you. Always quick to start the bandwagon, first to hop off.

Of course, find another hobby, no offense. I assume you watch enough TV to know this stuff is being put out there. I don't.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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I say there is FAR more positive commentation in the media then negative. I also think some are a bit over sensitive to some of the stuff people say. Let me put it this way, why does saying ***** in the armor bother you? That saying spans centuries literally, and is a reference to a weak point not anyone's race. "my lord you have a ***** in your armor, we should fix that".

Not offensive, and anyone who is offended is either an idiot or is trying to garner attention to a subject not worthy of said attention.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Is it because he is Chinese-American? The fans love him, but the media is pouncing on any chance it gets to criticize him.

ESPN: 'Ch_nk' in Armor'
Post: 'Linept'
Daily News: 'Linvisible'

Here is a guy making the NBA minimum, unknown and undrafted, with little or no playing or practice time with the regulars - and all of the sudden when he doesn't have a great game against players making 10 times as much as he does, they start disrespecting him? That is blatantly unfair to him, and I seriously doubt that it would happen if he were black or white.
Someone wrote something bad about him in the newspaper. Time to call the wahhhhhhbulance. And who cares how much these guys are making. I don't think you get extra points in scoring column for making only $300k a year(or whatever he is making). And he had more than a bad game, he could not even dribble the ball up the court past the half court line without a pick.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Is it because he is Chinese-American? The fans love him, but the media is pouncing on any chance it gets to criticize him.

ESPN: 'Ch_nk' in Armor'
Post: 'Linept'
Daily News: 'Linvisible'

Here is a guy making the NBA minimum, unknown and undrafted, with little or no playing or practice time with the regulars - and all of the sudden when he doesn't have a great game against players making 10 times as much as he does, they start disrespecting him? That is blatantly unfair to him, and I seriously doubt that it would happen if he were black or white.
Seriously dude, you must have been utterly ignorant to the THOUSANDS of headlines claiming his praises. So he gets ripped for a bad game and now it's disrespect and racism?

This post is probably the most clueless POS I've seen in the sports forum in years.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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I say there is FAR more positive commentation in the media then negative. I also think some are a bit over sensitive to some of the stuff people say. Let me put it this way, why does saying ***** in the armor bother you? That saying spans centuries literally, and is a reference to a weak point not anyone's race. "my lord you have a ***** in your armor, we should fix that".

Not offensive, and anyone who is offended is either an idiot or is trying to garner attention to a subject not worthy of said attention.
Many words have multiple uses and when used in that headline it comes off as an offensive pun

***** is derogatory term directed at people of Asian descent - it just is.

A ****** is a bundle of sticks

Gay is happy

A spade is a hand tool

There are countless other possible headlines that the writer could have used to point out a flaw in his game - but he chose the one that would immediately draw a racial undertone to anyone with an ounce of awareness

Just a flat out stupid heading at best
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Seriously dude, you must have been utterly ignorant to the THOUSANDS of headlines claiming his praises. So he gets ripped for a bad game and now it's disrespect and racism?

This post is probably the most clueless POS I've seen in the sports forum in years.
Not to mention guy was on the cover of SI for consecutive weeks ..... there are so many players/great athletes that haven't been on once, let alone twice, over the course of their careers
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Not to mention guy was on the cover of SI for consecutive weeks ..... there are so many players/great athletes that haven't been on once, let alone twice, over the course of their careers
Yep. I was reading one of those just last night at the oil-change place.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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Many words have multiple uses and when used in that headline it comes off as an offensive pun

***** is derogatory term directed at people of Asian descent - it just is.

A ****** is a bundle of sticks

Gay is happy

A spade is a hand tool

There are countless other possible headlines that the writer could have used to point out a flaw in his game - but he chose the one that would immediately draw a racial undertone to anyone with an ounce of awareness

Just a flat out stupid heading at best

Thanks for the English lesson in reference to words with double meanings.

Bottom line, they are only words, they only do harm if you LET them do harm. They are only offensive if you LET them offend you.

People in this country LET to much offend them!
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