Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/22/12
I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this is what America has become today. After over 200-plus years of work, this is what America has accepted. Rewarding mediocrity is something that ruins sports franchises, businesses and America. I am not saying Jeremy Lin is the problem, but he is part of it. The New York Knicks were faced with an extremely “tough” decision: to re-sign Lin or let him walk. In the past, the Knicks were the spokes-team for signing mediocre players to huge contracts. Eddy Curry, Stephon Marbury, Allan Houston (he wasn’t worth $100 million), Jerome James (five years, $30 million), and who could forget the contract they gave former head coach Larry Brown (between $50-60 million). But since they kicked Isaiah Thomas out of office, the Knicks have tidied-up their negotiations and I applaud them for that. And I give them a standing-ovation for doing the right thing in this case: NOT re-signing Lin. I am a fan of hard work, perseverance, equity and time put in. Lin d...
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