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Old 02-27-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Who do you think will have a better career? Jeremy Lin or Ricky Rubio.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:59 AM
 
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ok this jeremy lin BS is going to far!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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ok this jeremy lin BS is going to far!
The only thing worse than the Lin stuff is the over and over and over ESPN and other reporters asking about "Will Dwight Howard go to the Lakers?" garbage.

I'd like to see ONE honest reporter with some cojones point out the logisitical issues with that and state honestly that it's going to be impossible to improve with Fish, Peace and Walton's contracts and that offering something like Gasol for Howard is a weak trade for Orlando. (and no doubt LA would want to try to throw some of the dead contracts in on top of that.)

I hate NBA.com because they are so "PC", ESPN has no teeth anymore to point out the obvious....or maybe I've just missed it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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The only thing worse than the Lin stuff is the over and over and over ESPN and other reporters asking about "Will Dwight Howard go to the Lakers?" garbage.

I'd like to see ONE honest reporter with some cojones point out the logisitical issues with that and state honestly that it's going to be impossible to improve with Fish, Peace and Walton's contracts and that offering something like Gasol for Howard is a weak trade for Orlando. (and no doubt LA would want to try to throw some of the dead contracts in on top of that.)

I hate NBA.com because they are so "PC", ESPN has no teeth anymore to point out the obvious....or maybe I've just missed it.
thats funny, i read the other day that orlando didnt even want a pau/bynum for howard trade. yet they still think howard is headed their direction.

speaking of crazy
just read an article about delonte west, was (is?) living in his truck/team locker room in dallas. and to top it off, the article started off with "you think jeremy lin living on his brothers couch is a story" or some bs like that. i mean really?

honestly i hope lin either blows up like jordan so they can justify the stupidity, or falls flat on his face so those of us who never believed can get a big FAT i told you so! UGHHHH
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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thats funny, i read the other day that orlando didnt even want a pau/bynum for howard trade. yet they still think howard is headed their direction.

speaking of crazy
just read an article about delonte west, was (is?) living in his truck/team locker room in dallas. and to top it off, the article started off with "you think jeremy lin living on his brothers couch is a story" or some bs like that. i mean really?

honestly i hope lin either blows up like jordan so they can justify the stupidity, or falls flat on his face so those of us who never believed can get a big FAT i told you so! UGHHHH
Dang. West is making 1.2mil this year so I don't know what that is all about if it's true.

Lin is OK, he will likely get beat up here in this tough stretch so then the media etc. will go overboard the other direction. He's *ok* and will be around for a long time IMO. The hype will die down over the next few weeks. (Caveat: I think the potential ticking time-bomb is how Melo interacts.....Lin's popularity could fracture the Knicks as some of thier stars have been exposed and for the first time in his career people are seriously questioning Melo....and that's a stinger for a prima donna since before he could shave.)
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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Rubio by far.

Put Rubio in NY and Lin in Minnesota, then Rubio gets the hype and horribly large amount of coverage while Lin would get the same around of coverage Rubio gets in Minnesota right now, which isn't much.

Lin is good, but looks "great" just because of all the hype he's getting. I think he slows down during second half of season, but that's just me. In my opinion, Rubio is just a better player and in the coming seasons he's really going to shine.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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Besides better ball control, what advantage does Rubio have over Lin? and the ball control thing will improve with time.

On the other hand, Rubio cant put up big points like Lin.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Besides better ball control, what advantage does Rubio have over Lin? and the ball control thing will improve with time.

On the other hand, Rubio cant put up big points like Lin.
He's a better shooter, a better defender doesn't turn the ball over as much, a quicker first step, can go left, basically every facet of the game!
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Rubio's had the top prospects/attention for a good deal of his career in basketball already (he's huge in Spain).

I think Rubio's game is more developed but where Lin will succeed with is in the realm of persistence. Even when Lin is screwing up on the court he's still playing with heart. Technique is good but willpower overcomes lots of obstacles. I feel there's lots and lots of hype around Lin due to his underdog status but that's what people like to root for!

but when it comes down to it Rubio has really good technique, he's legit.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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Since I am an American conformist and want to be politically correct, I'll say Lin!
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