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Jeremy Linicism - Feb 16, 2012


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Pretty Boy Money's jab was on target, but his right hook missed the mark.

Yes, Jeremy Lin (6'3''-PG-88, college: Harvard) has received some attention because he is Asian.

After Lin's college career ended, agents were swarming the hallways of the Portsmouth Renaissance (host of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for the top 64 NCAA Seniors)., hoping to get a shot at signing a sure fire marketing machine.

Numerous NBA team lined up interviews with Lin, too.

At the beginning shoe companies and NBA teams saw Lin more as a way to sell their product.

Just a few days after Joe Jacob took the reigns at Golden State, his first move was to sign Jeremy Lin. Keep in mind, the franchise price of $450 million was largely due to cash flow generated from fantastic ticket sales. The Lin signing was a smart business move.

Within a month of signing with the Warriors, Nike signed Lin to a 3 year deal. That certainly was because of his Asian roots, but also because he was good enough to play in the NBA. We didn't see Nike throwing money at any other Asian basketball players.

After Lin was cut from Golden State, he was awarded via a waiver claim to the Rockets, witnesses to the marketing power of Lin's buddy, Yao Ming. Neither the Warriors nor Rockets took Lin's basketball abilities too seriously. Big mistake made by many.

The Knicks were the first NBA team to sign Lin purely for basketball reasons and look at the result...they lucked out with a star on and off the court.

The Jeremy Lin story makes it seem like this kid came out of nowhere.
That is blatantly inaccurate as evidenced by Lin's D1 college stardom and his subsequent participation in Portsmouth.

Reality is that Lin was good enough to be at Portsmouth. His invitation had nothing to do with heritage.

Being Asian is not the reason for Linsanity.

The real story is that the teams who focused on Lin's heritage were bettered by the one team which focused on Lin the basketball player, the New York Knicks.

It's not ironic that the New York Knicks are more successful because they did not look at Jeremy Lin, the Asian.

Pretty Boy Money got this one wrong.

  



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