Found February 07, 2012 on
Come Wednesday, there will be a matchup that nobody would expect to be filled with hype. Let me start off by saying that John Wall’s hardest challenge is coming in the form of a Harvard grad in Jeremy Lin.
Over the last two games, Jeremy Lin has made a statement in the NBA and has been the tentative solution to the New York Knicks' point guard issues. Baron Davis who was initially crowned as the savior for the Knicks at the 1 position has been out with an injury.
Jeremy Lin, a 6`3 point guard has sparked the Knicks with his up-temp style of basketball. He’s making great moves and confusing defenders with his sneaky quickness.
One person who is really familiar with Lin is Washington’s own John Wall. Some of you may remember, Jeremy Lin first made his name against Wall when they faced each other during the Las Vegas Summer League in 2011 (rookie years for both players).
Check out this PRO Jeremy Lin video. Regardless, it does show highlights of what he was doing to Wall.
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I was there to witness the crowd turn from Wall fans into Jeremy Lin fans.
Expect Wall to be aggressive agains Lin, similar to the tough defense he imposed on Raptors point guard Jose Calderone, when he held him to only 4 points and 3 assists. After the game, John Wall told Comcast SportsNet's Chris Miller that he took it personal the fact that Calderon had his number the last time the Raptors and Wizards met.
This time around, I hope he takes it more than just personal. A hot Jeremy Lin comes to Washington and will make his 2nd straight start in his young NBA career. Lin started last night for the very first time and scored a career high 28 points. Hopefully history does not repeat itself.
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The Knicks have won two games in a row. And it hasn’t come on the back of Melo or Amare. It’s been the Jeremy Lin Show. The Jeremy Lin era has officially begun in New York City. The guard out of Harvard is only the second Asian-American player in NBA history.
2 Weeks ago Lin was in the NBA’s D-League and due to injuries has gotten an opportunity for more minutes. His official...
In his short time in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has played for the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. A chance signing with the Knicks has turned the Harvard grad into the next NYC Phenom. Ok, that might be an exageration, it’s only been a couple of games. But Knicks fans are certainly pleased with [...]
Knicks, Wizards, wicked pixels, blah blah blah. You don’t really care about the game. You care about seeing a pair of third-quarter dunks in which Jeremy Lin and John Wall sort of dunked in the general vicinity of each other. First came Wall’s dunk, which is above. Then came Lin’s dunk, which is below. Got awfully loud after that dunk for a road arena.
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Two major story lines heading in to last night's game:1. The absence of Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire2. John Wall VS Jeremy Lin.Forgive me for spoiling the ending in case anyone didn't watch the game. Neither story line worked out in favor of the home team. Personally, as a fan, I'm livid over tonight's effort. Not because of the lack of hustle or execution...
After showing he can break down Deron Williams and the Jazz's Devin Harris, new Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin might want to switch to a pair of track shoes when he meets up with Washington's John Wall Wednesday.
Jeremy Lin had 23 points and a career-high 10 assists, and Tyson Chandler scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to their third straight win, 107-93 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Chandler, a 10-year NBA veteran, finished two points short of his career high, but it was again Lin's night.