You have to admire Kobe Bryant’s tenacity. Despite the effects of the flu, he played more than 43 minutes and kept his team in the game with 40 points and 10 rebounds.
When Jeremy Lin came out of nowhere to dominate games for the New York Knicks last season, he captured the hearts of fans everywhere and was in many ways, inspiring. He was easily the story of the shortened NBA season. The story known as Linsanity ended some time ago, though, and what was once mostly praise has turned into slander and bitterness towards the young point guard, who has struggled this season and is trying to find his way in a new
Personally, I never got all that caught up in Linsanity. I appreciate his game, I love the reckless abandon he shows going to the hoop, I admire his knowledge and his devotion to his faith, and I called him “Time Magazine cover material” a week before he was on the cover of Time Magazine. I’m glad he got papered (NBA parlance for getting paid).
Jeremy Lin in the D-League in 2011. Just for kicks, can we have one of the D-League teams schedule an exhibition against Jack Taylor and Grinnell College? I nominate the Iowa Energy. Justin Hurtt could take it as a personal challenge. I’d bet he’d put a little Hurtt on Mr. Taylor.
How concerned should the Los Angeles Lakers be right now? One day after edging out a win against the Brooklyn Nets, the team went into Arco Arena on Wednesday and lost to the Sacramento Kings – the team with the worst record in the Western Conference. You can’t blame the loss on Kobe Bryant, who continued his torrid pace on offense – scoring 38 points on 11-of-20 shooting – despite playing on a sore foot.
As the Brooklyn Nets (with a five-game winning streak) get set to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on the road tonight, their newly built home court will be occupied by a few players who will be in the discussion for the top pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. And if Otto Porter of Georgetown does to No. 1 Indiana what he did against UCLA, he will have officially stolen the spotlight from Shabazz Muhammad.