February 11, 2012 at 3:53 am 3 comments

Since Linsanity has taken over the sports world, everyone has been comparing the young Knicks Point Guard to NFL star, Tim Tebow. On the surface this is a good comparison. Both players turned around the fortunes of their struggling teams as soon as they got a chance to play. Lin’s teammates seem to love playing with him and believe in him, just as Tebow’s did. Religion plays a major role in each of their lives, and both players have become the biggest story in their respective sports. That’s where the comparisons need to end.

There is a big difference between Tebow and Lin. Lin can actually play. Many people seem to foresee Lin’s play falling off eventually, but I just don’t. Of course he will not be putting up these numbers for the rest of his career, but he will continue to be a productive player.

Lin is very athletic and quick,  showing a great proficiency for getting by other guards and driving to the rim. The Harvard grad is obviously very intelligent, which carries over onto the basketball court. He plays smart, and takes what the defense gives him. Lin has shown great court vision and has done a great job of getting the ball to open men. These are skills that will keep him on the court, even when his shot stops falling at the pace it has been (53%headed into Friday’s game).

This has been a great story, and despite not being a Knicks fan, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

-Guest Blogger “Ross”


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  • 1. Mike Frangione  |  February 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I don’t get what your criteria is to say that “Lin can actually play.” with the obvious implication that Tebow, who won a playoff game, can’t. Actually, the real main difference between the two is that Tebow had a lot of fanfare behind him, and Lin had none.

    At this time, it’s premature at best to judge either of these players. For now, Lin is a nice story. I hope he is treated more fairly by the media than Tebow was.

    This headline could also have easily been used for a Lindsay Lohan story…

    • 2. dnasportsandmovies  |  February 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      For Lohan Linsanity would has been a long perennial story hasnt it.

  • 3. Mike Frangione  |  February 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Reblogged this on It Depends on What the Meaning of the Word 'Blog' is.


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