Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
I literally just read this whole thread... and it was fascinating.
The sheer hysteria surrounding Lin and his two weeks of playing like a top flight point guard really threw people into a frenzy, particularly Knicks fans and our Asian population here on ISH.
And, it would be understandable if the hyperbole hadn't been so completely over-the-top for any rational basketball enthusiast.
You are focusing on the comments regarding Jrue and, rightfully so, because Jrue has always been the better prospect and that was obvious to anyone remotely unbiased. However, he wasn't the only one in this thread laughably dismissed by the Linsane hive.
There was actually a point in this thread where a Knicks fan (PatrickChewing) laughed at the idea of Kyrie Irving being the better player/prospect. Another chimed in, "there is nothing Kyrie does better than Lin."
There was also a diagram posted by Bladers which allegedly proved Lin is a better shooter than Kyrie.
It is also important to note this was one of hundreds of threads about Lin being the best PG in the game... and posters chastising those who disagreed.
It already feels like 1,000 years ago and it is already hard to imagine what was going through these people's minds. Imagine what this will look like in another 3-4 years when both Kyrie and Jrue will be right at the top of the point guard list.
This thread needs to be entered into the ISH time capsule to show exactly what overreaction looks like, in motion.
Totally agree. Either this thread or another I remember defending Kyrie Irving vs the Lin fanatics. You are right there have been many others in this thread alone that I could also point out. I specifically want to poke at SourGrapes who randomly chimes in trying to 1 up me in threads. Not sure why but it was just funny to see him call me an idiot, racist and other labels because I said Holiday > Lin. Does Bladers even post here anymore? He tried hard to toy with stats to argue how Lin was a better shooter than Kyrie.
This is a thread I hope never gets deleted/lost.