I’ve come to accept that I have reached a point of no return in regards to Jeremy Lin posts. It is therefore no use to keep telling myself to stop writing about him, so I might as well write about him.
In basketball related news, Isaiah Thomas is playing very well ever since he earned the starting gig in Sacramento, but Isaiah Thomas is nowhere near the level of Jeremy Lin. Two things… Sacramento isn’t winning, and Isaiah Thomas is not the leader of that team.
Jeremy Lin’s season averages as of today stand at a pretty impressive:
14.6 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 6.1 APG, 1.5 SPG, on 47.2% shooting from the field.
These numbers of course, include the first however many games where Jeremy would get some garbage time. If you only count the 13 games where he played meaningful minutes (about the number 13- Is that a big enough sample size now? After Jeremy’s nth NBA game, a lynic (play on the word cynic… ha ha) will always be the first to say “Yea well it’s only been n games.” So is 13 a big enough number for you?) Jeremy Lin has averaged some amazing numbers, and if you compare his numbers to the rest of the league… You’d be shocked.
Jeremy’s real scoring average puts him 9th among all players in the NBA. Just behind Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade, and a hair above LaMarcus Aldridge and former Warrior teammate Monta Ellis.
Jeremy’s real rebound average puts him 7th among point guards in the NBA, which sets him behind Spanish prodigy Ricky Rubio, and ahead of UCONN star Kemba Walker. Did I just go on YouTube to look up the Kemba Walker gamewinner to win the Big East? You bet I did.
Jeremy’s real assist average puts him 3rd in the NBA, right on the heels of white man Steve Nash and black man Rajon Rondo. Oh so it’s a race issue? Fuck you.
Jeremy’s real steal average puts him 1st in the NBA. FIRST! He would lead the league!
Jeremy’s real field goal percentage puts him 6th among qualified guards in the NBA. He’s behind Stephen Curry and ahead of ROY-favorite Kyrie Irving. Steve Nash and Mario Chalmers are efficient as fuck this season.
And here are 3 stat-lines for you to look at. One of them belongs to the reigning MVP Derrick Rose, one belongs to the best point guard of this era: Chris Paul, and the other belongs to our humble hero: Jeremy Lin. Turnover numbers are not listed here because that would be a dead giveaway.
- 22.3 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 9.0 APG, 2.5 SPG, 47.8 FG%
- 22.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 7.6 APG, 0.9 SPG, 46.0 FG%
- 19.5 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 8.5 APG, 2.2 SPG, 49.6 FG%
Well fuck. Guess who the owner of stat-line number 1 is.
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