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Monday And-1 links: The (largely) Jeremy Lin edition

Feb 13, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

New York Knicks' Lin is congratulated by teammates Jordan and Fields after win against Timberwolves in Minneapolis Reuters

Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).

The picture you have been waiting to see — the couch in Landry Field’s place where Jeremy Lin slept. The real question: Why all the pillows?

The Lakers actually tried to get Jeremy Lin — they put in a waiver claim on him when the Warriors cut him before the season, but the Rockets got him because they also put in a claim and had a worse record last year. When the Rockets waived him, the Lakers didn’t bother because they knew another team with a worse record last year (the Knicks among them) would.

Rockets coach Kevin McHale has nothing but nice things to say about Lin and wishes him well.

Steve Nash has been impressed with Jeremy Lin.

Journalist Jason Whttlock has apologized for his unfunny and just stupid twitter comment about Lin.

Lin clowning around on Xanga back in 2004 (when he was 16), showing off his imitation of NBA headband styles.

Expect Nene to be out four-to-five days with a bum knee.

Brandon Bass also has a sore knee and Doc Rivers says he could be out “a while.”

How Michael Jordan destroyed the Bobcats.

On Sunday, Rashard Lewis joined Jason Kidd and Paul Pierce as the only NBA players ever with least 15,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 1,500 three-pointers. He’s become a punch line because of his contract, but the guy has game.

A group of war veterans is trying to get Orlando officials to give up their All-Star tickets to said veterans.

Great breakdown of how good LaMarcus Aldridge is on the left side.

A video breakdown of how good the Bulls defense is.

Out in Golden State, rookie Klay Thompson has 33 points his last two games and is finding his stroke from three. Just something to watch.

You read the quotes in this post game Nets story from over the weekend and you understand the losing is really getting to him. They will get Dwight Howard or they will have nothing.

  1. zblott - Feb 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Rashard Lewis had game, but he also had PED’s, which might be worth mentioning when championing what he was able to do late into his career. Without the PED’s, he’s now regressing like a normal player in his 30’s.

  2. phonymcringring - Feb 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Nice try with the phony outrage, everyone’s first reaction was to laugh at Whitlock’s comment.

    Maybe it’s “insensitive”, but it’s also hilarious. There are plenty of things that offend people but are also funny.

    • Kurt Helin - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

      It wasn’t funny.

      • abasketballthing - Feb 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

        Who cares? Not everyone has the same definition of funny. It doesn’t matter if it was funny or not. Even if it was the funniest thing on earth, it was still lazy and stereotyping, and that’s what matters. That Whitlock hasn’t been as successful as other sports journalists doesn’t matter either.

  3. bbk1000 - Feb 15, 2012 at 6:26 AM

    Whitlock certainly got a pass on that comment, but it’s not surprising.

    Some people can say whatever they want and get a pass, some can’t, it’s the way of the world right now.

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