Originally Posted by Da KO King
While that may or may not be true what I'm talking about is a skill-set thing. Lin was being forced into a protect dribble to bring the ball up court when faced with just one defender. That's a terrible sign coming from a NBA PG.
NBA PG's LOVE to get put in that situation. It gives them a chance to show off the handle a bit within a real game situation within having their coach sit 'em.
It's part of the reason that most people believe that you can not run a consistant full court press in the NBA. NBA PG's handle the ball so well that one defender is not supposed to be enough to slow them when bringing the ball up the floor.
I agree with your post 100%, except it does not apply to Lin.
He's a student to the pg position, and I will guarantee what happened to him against the Heat will NOT happen again.
He looked scared from the beginning tip, even before the traps could be set.
There was way too much hype on the game, and the matchups, but I can't fault Lin for that at all.
He didn't know, no one tried to settle him down, but as I contend, the game was not all about him.
I give Miami all the props in the world for being fully prepared.
Hopefully our entire team can learn from that.