Jeremy Lin: Critics Have “Bipolar” Perception Of Me
Jeremy Lin’s season with the Houston Rockets has been much less glamorous in comparison to his season last year with the New York Knicks. He has taken a bit of a back seat to star James Harden, who was acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder right before the season.
Linsanity was in full effect last season, where a no-name point guard came off the bench to produce big time numbers for a few weeks and continuously lead the Knicks to victory.
He hasn’t had a terribly bad year, but he hasn’t gotten anywhere near the attention that he got last year. However, this isn’t stopping many from criticizing his game. According to Jeremy Lin, these critics are just a little bit “bipolar” in assessing his game. Via the New York Times:
“It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar,” Lin said. “To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated; to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance. Why can’t I just be a young player who’s shown some potential and has a lot of learning to do?”
The Houston Rockets had a solid season, and appear to have the core that they need to move forward. It took them a while to get their star following the exit of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming years ago, but Daryl Morey has his guy in James Harden.
Jeremy Lin made news earlier this year in saying that his race was a factor in not getting a Division I scholarship. Of course, he ended up going to Harvard and is now a starting point guard in the NBA. So, things ended up quite alright.
We’ll probably never see another stretch of Linsanity again, and that’s fine.
–Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content
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