I have been reading Pinstripe Alley, Big Blue View and Posting and Toasting for over two years. I have never commented once because I simply enjoy reading what you all have to say. Seth is by far the funniest person in relation to sports I have ever come across.
A little bit about me, I have a different background. My heritage is Chinese (my grandpa was Chinese), but my parents are Dominican-Americans. So, my parents are Dominicans but immigrated to New York in the 60's. Of course the Yankees are number one, but the Giants and Knicks aren't far behind. For the record, I don't identify as Spanish or Chinese or Mexican (sorry if that offends any Mexicans). I'm American. I was born in Queens, but grew up in South Florida. While I grew up with a little bit of Chinese, but mostly Dominican culture, I don't feel I'm hyphenated. I guess that's a lead in to what I think about Jeremy Lin.
I was a fan of Jeremy Lin after the Summer League game against John Wall. Part of it was because I'm not a fan of John Wall, but another was that because even though I'm not really Chinese, I gravitated to Lin. I was even watching highlights of his one good warrior game over and over because I was excited for him at the time. Then we got him and he preceded to fail at dribbling up the court and turning the ball over without anyone actually around him. I was discouraged, but still wanted him to play.
He finally got the chance last week and has gone on this ridiculous run. What I don't understand though is that no one thinks he can sustain it. I understand that some of the "He can't keep it up" stuff is because he was undrafted and from the end of the bench. Would being drafted 60th be less surprising though? (I think more because than we would have won the championship and we would actually have draft picks too) When I talked to my dad, I said people are so surprised and don't think he can do this is partly because he has Asian blood. If he was black, would it be as amazing of a story? I don't think so. I get that he hasn't faced the Bulls and Celtic's defense every game, but he is doing this against professional ball clubs. Maybe he can't sustain it once he has more scoring options, which is a reasonable argument. For whatever reason though, I believe he could sustain this kind of production if given the chance. I believe this because he can play ball and has the skills regardless of his race.
If you guys read this, thanks for indulging me. I just wanted to post this here since I think you guys might understand it more than all the casual fans and bandwagoners that I seem to know.