Originally Posted by Ken_Masters
Don't know why Lin receives so much hate. The guy is a very good NBA player, especially when he's allowed to have the ball in his hands.
He receives so much hate because he was a guy who had a string of good games in NY and then got a gigantic contract and hasn't strung together many good games until now. He's not a very good NBA player. He's an average NBA player. He seems very good because if he's controlling the ball then he can jack up a bunch of shots. It's the Mike James effect. Really, every NY fan and every asian basketball fan was calling him "great" and "one of the best PGs in the game" he has "elite court vision" etc. Now that he's playing well for 10 games, all of the bullshit is back. His only role on a team can be what he's doing now which is gunning as the scorer for the second unit. He's not a great decision maker or passer as you can tell by his turnovers. That's where it all comes from.