Originally Posted by 9512
Lol nice try...
I probably wished I wrote my post more precisely. During Linsanity, Jeremy was selfless always giving credit to his teammates for the wins during the streak.
To me that's a breathe of fresh air away from self important prima donnas like kobe, lebron, rwbrook, D12.etc...
But yet hate was spewed his way as though he was on the same a**hole level as the stars mentioned above.
You're still missing by a mile.
Lin engaged in "player-speak". It's the same thing that all athletes in all sports say anytime they're interviewed. "Giving credit to his teammates" is as trite as "we take em one game at a time". Crediting your co-workers with contributing to your success hardly makes someone a "quality human being".
I read these threads, and felt that most of what you call "hate" toward Lin was a leveling out of the ridiculous overreaction to his performance.
That said, some of it was certainly of a racist, hateful nature. Sort of like lumping together a bunch of guys that you don't like, who all happen to be of one racial makeup, and labeling them "self important prima donnas" when they say all the same things during interviews that Lin does.
Unless of course you know Lin and all those other guys personally.