Originally Posted by Clippersfan86
Thing is... how can you NOT like the hype? This was a guy who came out of NOWHERE literally and tore the league apart for a decent stretch. A nerdy Asian kid who went to Harvard at that. It's a feel good story and there is no such thing as a 20 game fluke IMO. I think with the right coach, team around him he COULD potentially become an all star but worse case should be a good starter for years to come.
I think the only ones that truly overrated him were Knicks fans when they acted like he was an elite player or something but most people were just excited as hell about the streak. Ironically it's Knicks fans now who tear him up the most and act like he's garbage.
I agree with you about the hype. I don't think a lot of people really understand that it wasn't even about basketball; maybe 20% of it was. But the Linsanity was pushed so high because of all the stories behind it.
You got a new "Big 3" team struggling (7 games under .500) and can't seen to find their PG to run the offense. Out of nowhere, here comes some Harvard grad Asian kid who is a Jesus freak. The kid's been cut, like what, 3 times during the offseason?
Seriously, you can't write this shit. Hollywood would have NEVER thought of this. New York Times best sellers wouldn't have either. It was a really good-feel story.