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Warriors owner didn't want to cut Lin

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08:08 AM ET 02.16 | It's not polite to point fingers, though it's natural to wonder why Golden State cut loose Jeremy Lin. "We can't take the position he's a fluke because he isn't," [Larry Riley] said in a phone interview. "Jeremy Lin will have a 10-year career in this league." ... According to Riley, several in the organization wanted to keep Lin but weren't willing to miss out on a chance to get the center they needed. Riley would not pinpoint who was the biggest advocate of moving Lin. But he said by the time Golden State made the decision, everyone was on board. Riley did, however, point out the one person who was most against getting rid of Lin. "Joe (Lacob) was the most reluctant," Riley acknowledged. "He really didn't want to do it."

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February 16, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Well the Mavs found the guy....so is that the next team to get blamed for letting him get away...

February 16, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Riley sucking up to Lacob in print. It is undignified.

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February 16, 2012  08:44 AM ET

D-Will ain't the only one tired of this story! 3 T & R articles about him and a 4th that mentions him... E-FRIGGIN-NUFF...

February 16, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Hindsight Is 20-20, Bros.

February 16, 2012  08:51 AM ET

I'm with Kenny Smith on this subject. In regards to Jeremy Lin, going back to high school, these had to be the worst jobs of talent evaluation ever. All things considered, I do believe Lacob on this subject, considering the fact that his son and Jeremy were teammates in high school. I suppose this is also why Keith Smart (ironic huh?) is now the ex-Warrior coach. In all honesty, the Knicks almost dropped the ball as well. 'Antoni (no D), should be burning incense and paying homage to graven images of Jeremy Lin right now.

February 16, 2012  08:54 AM ET

lies.. just lies...

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February 16, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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GmafbJust like houston an ny at first, you had no idea.....its ok12 teams passed on kobe, it happens, just let it go

Portland passed on MJ.... Of course they had Drexler but you get my point...

February 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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GmafbJust like houston an ny at first, you had no idea.....its ok12 teams passed on kobe, it happens, just let it go

I passed on Gloria and I just can't let it go... I want my baby back.

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February 16, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Here's a guy who missed out bringing some fun to an enormous Asian Community, talk about missing The Boat. Well they got there Big Man, now who's going to get him the Ball?

February 16, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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LOL....before I clicked on the page, this is exactly what I thought you would say....+1

+2

February 16, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Well the Mavs found the guy....so is that the next team to get blamed for letting him get away...

Yes..and let the backtracking begin!

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February 16, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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I passed on Gloria and I just can't let it go... I want my baby back.

You may be the only remaining person in the world still obsessed with the Gloria story.

 
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