Jeremy Lin’s Knee Surgery May Suspend Lin-sanity for 6 Weeks

Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far. Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.

Speaking slowly during a pregame press conference, Lin was unable to hide his disappointment with the decision that was reached earlier Saturday after a painful workout.

“It (stinks) not being able to be out there with the team,” he said. Later, he updated his Facebook page with the message: “Thanks for all the love! (I’ll) return from this surgery stronger and better than before … and hopefully in time for the playoffs!”


The Knicks will continue to turn to Baron Davis in place of Lin, the undrafted Harvard alum who became the starter in February and turned in a series of brilliant performances, kicking off a phenomenon that was called Linsanity. Lin is averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists, but the numbers only tell a small part of the story.

He was the first player with at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five starts since the Elias Sports Bureau began charting starts in 1970. He had a 3-pointer to win a game in Toronto, scored 38 points to outplay Kobe Bryant in a national TV victory over the Lakers, then had 28 points and 14 assists in another nationally televised victory over the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Source: Yahoo News

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ESPN Boots Employee for ‘Ethnic Slur’ About Jeremy Lin

ESPN has fired the employee responsible for writing an offensive headline about basketball sensation Jeremy Lin and suspended an anchor who used the same ethnic slur, the sports network said Sunday.

The headline read “Chink in the Armor,” referencing the New York Knicks’ 89-85 loss Friday night to the New Orleans Hornets that ended the team’s season-high winning streak. The phrase has two meanings; one is an ethnic slur. Lin, 23, came off the bench earlier this month to guide the Knicks to win after improbable win. The unlikely star of Taiwanese descent quickly turned into a global brand and “Linsanity” became the phrase of the times.


The ESPN headline Saturday morning was up for 35 minutes before being removed, but the damage was done. The network apologized Saturday and said it was “engaged in a thorough review.” It also apologized for a question ESPN anchor Max Bretos asked Wednesday night: “If there is a chink in the armor, where can Lin improve his game?” The network said Sunday that a third reference was made on ESPN Radio New York on Friday.

Lin addressed the controversy during a news conference Sunday following the Knicks’ 104-97 win over the Dallas Mavericks, the defending national champions. He said he did not think the headline was intentional.

ESPN said the writer of the headline that appeared on the network’s mobile website has been dismissed. Bretos has been suspended for 30 days. The radio commentator was not an ESPN employee.

Source: CNN

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