We realize Jeremy Lin has only played at a high level for three games in his NBA career, but his story is pretty fascinating. He’s scored more than 20 points in each of the Knicks’ last three games, and will face a true test Friday night when New York hosts the Lakers. As of Thursday night, Kobe Bryant was not familiar with the Lin craze — or Linsanity as it is being called.
“I know who he is, but I don’t really know what’s going on too much with him,” Bryant said according to WEEI.com. “I don’t even know what he’s done. Like, I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I’ll take a look at it tonight though.
“I don’t even know what the (expletive) is going on. What the (expletive) is going on? Who is this kid? I’ve heard about him and stuff like that, but what’s he been doing? Is he getting like triple doubles or some (expletive)? He’s averaging 28 and eight? No (expletive). If he’s playing well, I’ll just have to deal with him.”
Easy, Kobe. Nobody is saying he’s a better player than you are. Is it possible that Kobe really hasn’t heard of Lin yet, or is he trying to get into his head before Friday night’s game? Lin hasn’t been putting up triple doubles, but he is also an undrafted who has gone from a bench player to carrying the Knicks. Bryant may not have heard of him prior to last night, but if he isn’t familiar with Lin by now he hasn’t been doing his homework.Google+