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Video: Jeremy Lin crosses John Wall, then throws it down

Feb 8, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT

LIN-SANITY!!

Jeremy Lin has some game. I know, I’ve been one of the guys trying to apply some breaks to the runaway Jeremy Lin train, because I’ve seen this movie before (there was a time Lakers fans were convinced Smush Parker was the future). But I also will admit that he has some moves, attacks the lane hard off of picks and is a breath of fresh air for the Knicks.

Wednesday night he created his new biggest highlight — he crosses over John Wall, gets to the rim and dunks, finishing with 23 points in a 107-93 win over the Wizards.

I’m not going to harp on the Wizards defensive rotation here (or lack thereof). (Or that his other big games against the wretched Nets defense and the slow-footed bigs of a Jazz team that hasn’t played well at that end of late.) It’s still a great play by Lin. And further cements his legend in New York.

  1. khadeemw - Feb 8, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    This isn’t the first time that Lin exposed John Wall and if Lin gets want he wants it wont be the last.

    • zblott - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM

      Was going to point out the same thing. If it wasn’t for Wall’s porous defense in the Vegas summer league in 2010, Lin wouldn’t have had a huge game against a huge name and would have never been known. Good for Lin: Wall has probably helped his career out more than anyone else’s.

  2. trbowman - Feb 8, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Thanks for saving my job, Jeremy.

    Signed, Mike D’antoni

  3. doctorfootball - Feb 8, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Having watched Lin play a lot since that Summer League game against John Wall, it’s not difficult to see that Lin’s biggest problem early on on his career was that he played too fast and out of control. Once the game slowed down for him, as has happened to him with the Knicks, his skills have really come to the forefront. He has very good point guard instincts. And he keeps attacking the defense, even after he’s missed a few shots in a row. Players, like Lin, who have both the instinct to attack defenses and the ability to both pass and finish at the basket, tend to have long NBA careers. I think his defense is unerrated to. He played great defense against Deron Williams the other night. Williams himself admit that after the game.

  4. ahemahem - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Spell check saves lives.

    • rooney24 - Feb 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Even spell check would not have caught using “breaks” instead of the correct “brakes” being applied……

  5. thatboi901 - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Imma believer

  6. imaduffer - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Wilbonner from ESPN beat this kid up today because he isn’t ……………

    • trbowman - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:43 AM

      What?

      • jobotjones - Feb 9, 2012 at 10:10 AM

        Black…duh

  7. velascochad - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    high expectation asian father is proud of you..

    wait…

    now win a damn championship!

    http://26.media.tumblr.com/avatar_8e4c66b6e171_128.png

    • seannymo - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:56 AM

      i’d give this 100 thumbs up if i could. memes FTW!!

  8. africanballer - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    Oppurtunity of a lifetime, keep seizing the moments Jeremy

  9. goforthanddie - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    I suppose it’s better than another literary leb BJ. At least you’re branching out.

  10. odenxx - Feb 9, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Kurt has a positive article about the Knicks! What???…

    • slowclyde86 - Feb 9, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      Dude, seriously? Why the whining? Few positive Knicks stories because they have basically sucked for a long time and are terribly managed. Lin is a positive story so, guess what, it’s a positive article. See how this works?

      • clifford84 - Feb 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

        Yeah, what a positive article: a weak admission that Lin “has some game” followed by about five negative qualifiers after the guy has been on an absolute tear for the last week. No bias here at all!

  11. davidly - Feb 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Not only the crossover, but he used The Force to keep the lane clear. Only one other player has ever been able to do that.

  12. mattlewis15 - Feb 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Can I please say that that first of all he DID NOT cross John Wall over. If you watch the video clearly, John Wall saw the pick and roll coming so he played the screener expecting his teammate to pickup Lin. THAT DOES NOT MEAN HE GOT CROSSED OVER. He was simply trying to play SMART basketball on defense but his teammates didn’t want to get involved. If you watch nba games closely you will see this play happen a million times but no one gets as much hype about it as Jeremy Lin because he’s a new face. SMH

  13. leearmon - Feb 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Well for all those who dont yet buy in to Lin, check out these stats by the biggest Knick hater of them all, John Hollinger and his precious PER chart.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/statistics?&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnba%2fhollinger%2fstatistics\

    Yeah Jeremy Lin above Kevin Durant, right behind Lebron! LIN-Sanity is alive

  14. ferhatiggy - Feb 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Lin is a good addition for my fantasy team!Go Lin!

  15. dysraw1 - Feb 9, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    the value of a point was highly under rated by the people in the front office

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