The Curious Case Of Jeremy Lin

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Jul 24, 2014; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers Jeremy Lin is introduced to the media during a press conference at Toyota Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ask casual fans of the NBA what they think of Jeremy Lin and you’ll most probably come to one conclusion: Jeremy Lin might just be the most polarizing player in the NBA.

And you won’t even have to go far for proof. Just check the comments on any article on Jeremy Lin and you’ll see comments from opposite ends of the spectrum.

Questions regarding his overall ability, religion, and even race are brought up.

It’s often confused me as to why a player of Lin’s caliber is being questioned and attacked so vociferously over the Internet. Fans just cannot seem to find a common ground when it comes to Lin, and I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why.

So here’s my take on multiple facets of the Lin argument, and please note, I am doing my best to be objective here. That said, I’m sure there will be multiple comments once this is published.

Fortunately, by the end of this piece, cooler heads will prevail the “Lin War” can come to a peaceful end.

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