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The end of Linsanity

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08:10 AM ET 03.16 | The great carriage that brought Jeremy Lin to national consciousness seems to have run aground with the pumpkin that is the Knicks' March. The great lesson of Linsanity -- at least, as we understood it in February -- is that expertise can be flawed and impressions faulty. Jeremy Lin taught us not to assume too much, especially as it pertains to Jeremy Lin. The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets will attest to this. Yet as we survey the ever-changing, perpetually dysfunctional Knicks landscape, it is hard not to draw one hard conclusion: It's the end of Linsanity as we know it. The sudden and surprising change in head coaches almost ensures it.

The New York Times

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March 16, 2012  08:19 AM ET

The change of head coaches did not ensure it. Carmelo Anthony did it.

March 16, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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The change of head coaches did not ensure it. Carmelo Anthony did it.

Yupp.. No Lin no glory. Knicks will continue to suck. I hope we lose 10 in a row. The government needs to find a way to seize MSG from the Dolan's. It's too good of a place to be run by stupid people. As for Melo he has no idea what he got himself into. I hope STAT and Chandler demand to be traded to a place where the flowers grow so that Melo can eat his onw sh!@T.

March 16, 2012  08:25 AM ET

I mean Melo is such a cancer he spread to Karl but he beat it....Now Melo moves on and his cancer is spreading....

It will be next year when Amare says its either him or I...You choose Isiah....

March 16, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Yupp.. No Lin no glory. Knicks will continue to suck. I hope we lose 10 in a row. The government needs to find a way to seize MSG from the Dolan's. It's too good of a place to be run by stupid people. As for Melo he has no idea what he got himself into. I hope STAT and Chandler demand to be traded to a place where the flowers grow so that Melo can eat his onw sh!@T.

man....you were ALL for getting melo and giving up half a team to get him....i hate to say it but told you it wouldnt work....

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March 16, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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man....you were ALL for getting melo and giving up half a team to get him....i hate to say it but told you it wouldnt work....

You were right...

March 16, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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I could care less about linsamity.I care about the new york knicks and ALL the players hustling and TRYING to win games and make the playoffs

Man quit dreaming. Teams go only as far as their stars will take them. Melo and STAT are not your hustle type and they were lucky to have a coach who didn't demand that from them in a system that puts equal responsibility on all the players. But Melo wanted all the burden for himself so he got it. Now watch it blow in his face....

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March 16, 2012  08:40 AM ET

The higher you are, the further you fall. Shame this kid was put on such a high pedestal because now, he's being treated as if he pulled a scam instead of just shining for a short period...

Too bad, because I had high hopes for the Knicks this season and really enjoyed Linsanity!

March 16, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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A boy can dream? Cant he?

Without dreams.....what are we?

Awake?

March 16, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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A boy can dream? Cant he?Without dreams.....what are we?

Insane?

March 16, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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The higher you are, the further you fall. Shame this kid was put on such a high pedestal because now, he's being treated as if he pulled a scam instead of just shining for a short period...Too bad, because I had high hopes for the Knicks this season and really enjoyed Linsanity!

Dolan was asked why he chose Melo over a coach that made Lin his new money cow... his response was that Lin got it becase he went to Harvard. However most of his employees aren't harvard grads.... in other words.......

March 16, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Dreams aren't real - shows how far Knicks brain trust are from reality.... they just don't like good things....

March 16, 2012  09:02 AM ET

March 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

March 16, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Its none of the above...Mark Cuban was right, if he wasnt in NY it wouldnt have been that big of a story anyway. Yeah he played some good ball but ppl continued to overlook the high turnover rate and that game vs Miami just exposed his weaknesses for the league to see

March 16, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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A boy can dream? Cant he?Without dreams.....what are we?

In-Sanity has taken over the Knicks JGB - In-Sanity...!!

March 16, 2012  09:37 AM ET

That has to be one of the quickest falls from the pedestal ever in the history of sports.....Just for the record Sarge called this one 2 weeks ago....New York media hype....going from no point guard at all to a half **** pointed guard was better than nothing at the time...plus the fact that the seven game run was against some weak opponents..(sans Lakers but they caught them at the time on 2nd night of back to backs).

Not knocking Lin...he's got potential...I think he can play in this league..but to put him in the stratosphere they had him in was a bit ridiculous.

March 16, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Remember when NY "had" to get Melo and how he would take them to the next level and blah blah blah....

Sleep with the dogs, wake with the fleas.

 
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