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Tyson Chandler elbows Jeremy Lin in the head, picks up flagrant foul (VIDEO)

Dec 18, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

Jeremy Lin got some revenge over the Knicks on Monday, the team where he played a season ago and vaulted into the national spotlight during his personal run of “Linsanity.”

New York wouldn’t pay him what he commanded on the open market, hence the “revenge” angle that really isn’t all that important. What was important was Lin’s performance, one of his better ones on the season that helped his team hand the East-leading Knicks their first home loss of the season.

But the return to play against his former teammates didn’t come without some bumps and bruises.

Tyson Chandler caught Lin with an elbow above the neck late in the second quarter, and received a flagrant foul from the officials for his action.

It was likely nothing personal from Chandler, though it did appear he followed through and made sure that once the contact was made, it was appropriately finished.

Just more fuel to add to the Lin-Knicks rivalry/storyline, which is thankfully over with this season unless the two teams should somehow meet again in the Finals.

  1. charlescub80 - Dec 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM


  2. acdc363 - Dec 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM


  3. BigBeachBall - Dec 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM


  4. limonadamas - Dec 19, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    What did anyone expect? It’s not like Chandler (or anyone else on the Knicks) protected Lin from enduring similar hits when Lin was ON their team last year…

  5. louhudson23 - Dec 19, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    I don’t think he meant to do it. There was actually a fan four rows up who had a remote control directing his elbow. Chandler was simply an innocent bystander…..

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 19, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Takes a lot of guts to get violent with someone 10 inches shorter than you who is in a position where they cant protect Themselvrs. Its inspiration for every 5’9 guy out there who’s tired of getting abused by some 4’11 kid on the playground. Chandler showed all of us how to act next time that 4’11 kid tries to drive the lane on us.

    • xLith - Dec 20, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      I remember being 4’11 as a freshman in high school and literally getting crushed by the 5-6ft kids when I tried to drive. Then again this isn’t high school. These are supposed to be professional athletes.

  7. jolink653 - Dec 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Honestly I saw it when it happened and I thought he went up and then went to swat the ball away when Lin tried to pull it back and go up and under Chandler…I didn’t think it was a flagrant because it looked to me like he was going for the ball and just whiffed on the move but the refs saw it the way they did

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