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Old 07-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

My view: he was very, very, appreciated here in NY by the majority of the fans and players. He was easily marketed not just by his performances but by his race. He played with

Heart
Passion
Energy
Love

He gave it his 100 on the court. He was real bad his first time playing, I'm not talking about when he started. He was amazing when he became a starter.

But let's talk about why he left and how. I don't care that he left, I care that he did his part and did what any one of us may have done, cash and pushing his value worth.

There's rumors going around he got an offer sheet from Houston, comes back to NY, NY agrees to match, and he goes back to Houston, upgrades his contract.

There's also rumors going around Dolan was pissed about that, thus not resigning because of that and tax.

But beside the fact he left, he joins the team that cuts him, and the team that cuts him throws a big contract at him. Has this ever happened before? What are your thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Great! Might be the return of Linsanity and I can watch Rockets games again instead of Camelo iso's in China.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

get ready for...... FELTONMANIA!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Was too timid once Melo came back.

Forte is scoring a la Tony Parker, however was passive when he wasnt the focal point.

Woudnt thrive in Woodsons system which is iso heavy, and Melo-centric.

Hell do well in houston, over here his numbers wouldve been pedestrian on a healthy knick team

Had he played poorly that contract wouldve been crippling
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

He's a scrub and most overrated flavor of the week ever in sports history. I think like five teams turned the ball over less then this scrub. Hitting a few big shots and playing with confidence for a few weeks and now he's some big shot? Next year welcome to D-League, scrub.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:46 AM   #6
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

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get ready for...... FELTONMANIA!!!

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:48 AM   #7
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

I wanted him to stay in NY. It would have been better for the league to have Lin in a big market (LA, NY big). If Howard doesn't end up in Houston the only national TV game we'll see Lin in will be when he plays against the Knicks.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Why is this a thread? There's a million with the same goddamn content.

Oh yeah:

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Despite the fact that I live in Houston, I would have preferred if Lin had stayed in NY if all this drama hadn't happened.

After all that drama and finding out we lost both Lowry and Dragic, I welcome him with open arms. I do not want to rely on Courtney Fortson as my PG.

Hopefully, Melo manages to get better at playmaking over the Olympics.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #10
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

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Why is this a thread? There's a million with the same goddamn content.

Oh yeah:

My thread actually have better posts, until you post a post about a thread posting content being posted in other threads already.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Linsanity was one of the greatest two weeks in any regular season of any professional sport in history.

I'm not gonna blame Melo for killing it because Melo did try to fit into the new scheme of things. So was Lin, he wanted Melo to still feel like he's the #1 guy. Both guys tried to adjust so everybody can contribute, but unfortunately it wasn't working. The Lin-Melo-Amare line up never worked. It was either Lin as #1, Melo as #1 or a combination of Lin/Melo or Lin/Amare. Once Lin went down, Melo played like the superstar scorer he once was, similar to Linsanity's performance when Melo was out. Honestly, they just didn't really fit well together.

Maybe that was because the lineup and new roles were brought on out of nowhere and on the spot. No training camp, lack of practice. I was really hoping to see them try to play together a full season under training camp, preseason, practice, etc. Well, we won't get to see that.

As a fairweather Knicks fan, I was really hoping to finally pour my hole heart back into the team. But now...I don't know. I'm not sure what to do. I'm devastated. Now I know what the Beatles fans were going through when Yoko Ono broke up the band.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #12
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Personally I think Amare is a black hole.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #13
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

I'm a NY fan, and I don't really give a damn about him leaving. Houston is a pretty neat destination anyway. At least it wasn't like Milwaukee.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:47 AM   #14
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

Lin was the only reason I watched knick games. Would much rather him stay with them.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:54 AM   #15
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Default Re: Your reaction to Lin leaving NY, as a fan of NY or not.

I can't believe NY did it.
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