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08:06 AM ET 02.20 | Linsanity is no longer confined to the United States borders. After one more starry performance Sunday, New York Knicks phenomenon Jeremy Lin delivered a plea to the media in Taiwan where his grandmother and family live: Back off. "The special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to give (my family) space, because they can't even go to work without being bombarded, without people following them," Lin said at Madison Square Garden. "I want people to respect their privacy." His paternal grandmother, Lin Chu Muen, 85, lives in the Taipei region of the country, as does other extended family. ... [Lin] has become an international star since the New York Knicks inserted him into the lineup two weeks ago.

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February 20, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Lol at the at the interns. Maybe I should apply for their job or something.

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February 20, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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They are referring to the concrete median that runs the length of Taiwan, separating north, and south bound traffic.

Nosey medians...always in the middle of something! LOL

February 20, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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They are referring to the concrete median that runs the length of Taiwan, separating north, and south bound traffic.

Secrete service protection for Lin's ancestors and descendants. It comes with being a Knick star. Any other team's star doesn't get that kinda aura. This is what Lebron run away from... beachbegone!

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February 20, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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Headline spell check interns?

They are patting themselves on the back for spelling "median" correctly.

Don't over-complicate things for them.

February 20, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Just imagine if Lebron were a Knick and had to reconcile playing second fiddle to an emerging Jeremy Lin who turned the team and season around. His giant bulbous head would implode. He couldn't take it.

I don't think it's so much about being second fiddle on a winning team that bothers him. It's more of the behavior of his mother as there are many Delonte types in the city...

February 20, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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I don't think it's so much about being second fiddle on a winning team that bothers him. It's more of the behavior of his mother as there are many Delonte types in the city...

Yo its not cool to keep talking about another man's mother like that....for real tho...he cant help what she did and even still, that is his MOM dude...u wouldnt take too kindly to ppl talkin trash about yours

Some of you need a life outside watching sports...smh

February 20, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Just imagine if Lebron were a Knick and had to reconcile playing second fiddle to an emerging Jeremy Lin who turned the team and season around. His giant bulbous head would implode. He couldn't take it.

Playing 80% of your games verse teams under .500 is why the Knicks have won some games that last two weeks... nothing more.

February 20, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Durrant goes for 51 and Westbrook goes for 40 in an overtime thriller and we get two of the five stories today talking about a .500 team. This site is garbage.

February 20, 2012  11:34 AM ET

Just Focus On Your Game, Bro.

February 20, 2012  12:10 PM ET
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Just Focus On Your Game, Bro.

He's gotta be concerned and look out for his fam, Bro.
BTW Ima steal you "Bro" gig... but I'll say "Budddddddy" instead because I'm guyanese and they what we say Budddddddy! :)

February 20, 2012  01:36 PM ET

Yeah, the Taiwanese media is notoriously bad. They hound you relentlessly, and they ask you dumb questions repeatedly until you crack and get mad at them.

Example: The Taiwanese reporters who swarmed Kobe Bryant before and after his loss to the Knicks. Kobe was not really aware of Lin, and for good reasons (Lin mostly warmed benches in the past), but those reporters made it sound like Kobe was an arrogant idiot. After the game, those reporters drilled Kobe endlessly on what he would advice Jeremy on his games. Seriously? Talk about "timings", people!

In any case, totally love Jeremy Lin's rise as a solid player. Sorry Lakers (team for my home city), that I actually cheered for NYK when you two played... I promise I won't cheat on you like that again! (At least for the rest of this season)

 
February 21, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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.......It comes with being a Knick star......This is what Lebron run away from... beachbegone!

You NY boys still haven't gotten over this?

Wow.......what a bunch of babies.

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