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If Jeremy Lin were a GM, he would even trade himself for LeBron

Aug 6, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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Jeremy Lin is touring Taiwan right now, trying to increase his marketability in the country that thinks it’s not part of China but China disagrees. It’s smart marketing by Lin.

And he is getting peppered with questions there: How would he explain Linsanity? (He can’t.) What he’s looking for in a girlfriend? Where does he want to visit as in Taiwan?

Oh, and what would he do if he were an NBA GM? His answer in The China Post (via the Hangtime Blog).

LeBron James is the best player in the past five years.”

Lin said if he was the team manager, he would try everything to win over LeBron James, even to the point of trading himself. The host joked that the statement might make Anthony angry, but Lin added that the Knicks small forward is a good player as well.

If I were a GM and had Jeremy Lin on the roster, I’d throw him in a trade for LeBron. And anyone else on the roster that Pat Riley would want. Including my first-born child. And Riley still would laugh and walk away.

  1. dls612 - Aug 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    No one in the league would disagree that LeBron is the best player, unless they’re off their meds! The torch has been passed down from Kobe. LeBron is the new NBA’s cash cow.

  2. liljere24 - Aug 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Why is this a story? Do you get commission every time you type name Lebron?

    • cantonbound13 - Aug 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

      Kurt is obsessed with LeBron.

    • dls612 - Aug 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      But you posted a comment! He wins

      • censoredpost - Aug 6, 2012 at 9:58 PM

        lol if you hate Kurts stuff so much why do you read and post? I’m guessing it’s closeted Lebron love. Don’t be a jealous hater cause you wish you had his job… Wait a minute.. Maybe you do have his job and thats why you post… Whats next? Reblogged this on Bj/Sports lolololol.

  3. dsjcn3 - Aug 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    But wait…What is he looking for in a girlfriend?

    • saint1997 - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:33 AM

      That is more newsworthy than a player saying they would rather have the MVP/Finals MVP and best player on the planet. I don’t like people that disrespect the skill of Melo, the guy is a top 3 offensive player in the league, but its not really a difficult choice to say who you would rather take.

  4. ohnothatguy - Aug 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Why do you clowns keep giving this scrub spotlight and so much coverage!?!? He will never amount to anything he is hyped bc he is asian!! No other reason!! He got lucky for a brief week and thats that!! Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    • blue18hutthutt - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      Too bad you’ll continue to live in your mom’s basement for the forseeable future

  5. itsonlyaspeedbump - Aug 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    1. If you don’t like Kurt praising Lebron or mentioning him in articles, go watch whatever show Skip Bayless has infected.

    2. ‘He’s hyped bc he’s asian.’ Good one. Let’s see how quickly this devolves.
    Tim Tebow is only hyped because he’s white.
    Lebron James is hated only because he’s black.

    You know what? I’m going to go ahead and leave race out of any commentary on this blog. That good with the rest of you?

  6. gatordontplay - Aug 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Who the hell are asking these questions? When is the media going to ask Lin the real questions. Like what’s your favorite Pokemon? Egg rolls or sushi? Jackie chan or Jett lee?

    • liljere24 - Aug 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

      No MSG for Lin..

      • censoredpost - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:08 PM

        ok lil now that’s funny. Seriously props.

      • saint1997 - Aug 7, 2012 at 5:34 AM

        I’m guessing the one dislike didn’t get the joke

  7. jjordannba - Aug 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    We know you would, Kurt no need to tell us.

  8. sellahh - Aug 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    This story is no story at all. LeBron is on a level of his own, Lin just happens to know that and made a weak joke about it.

    • sellahh - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:36 PM

      3 people with terrible sense of humour and counting

      • hartdaddy - Aug 7, 2012 at 12:41 AM

        To get people to go out of their way to view & post comments on it, dug………wait…DAMMIT!

  9. chicagosworth - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM


  10. raiderhater929 - Aug 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    And this is a story because….

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