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[ClutchFans] The Jeremy Lin-Carmelo Anthony jersey controversy is ridiculously overblown

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. Clutch

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    nah. don't even know why we're still discussing this. Such a non-story.
     
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    “Reality is it’s standard practice. When we went after Chris Bosh a few years ago, we had him in (Luis) Scola’s number. When we went after Dwight Howard he had (Pat) Beverley’s number. I get the sensitivity and I hate that it creates some hurt feelings. I don’t like that, but that’s obviously Carmelo Anthony’s number, that’s the number he wants. He told us that.”
    this.
     
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    this is linsane. it is just a number.
     
  5. HardenWay

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    Non-story blown up by bitter Jeremy Lin fans.

    Naturally Lin's response is a Religious quote...erghhh
     
  6. Zergling

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    The math is clear.
     
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    “Bottom line, if Carmelo comes, Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin have to be traded,” said Morey. “It’s just math. It’s not personal. My job is every day figure out how to win. Sometimes it creates challenging situations.”

    It's not even if, but when. Jeremy should know he's gone, but I bet hurts.
     
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    I think the rockets are becoming the new most Hated team. They want us to be the bad guy.

    And that's fine. Means we are making some noise
     
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    Personally I think it was awesome that mower said "yeah if we want melon we gotta trade Lin and Asik"

    but does show how there is no room for sentiment
     
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    you guys really think this is about a jersey number? seriously?

    this is about treating him as if he is no longer on the team while he is in fact still here. it's bad form. nothing more, nothing less.

    it's like buying a car with your inheritance money while your dad is still breathing on his hospital bed. or as another writer puts it, your employer showing a candidate his new chair while you're sitting in it. it's not just about a number. it's about treating a guy on the trading block as if he's already gone, when there's a chance you might need to keep him after all.

    and really, a heads up would've suffice.

    and no, there was never a billboard of howard in bev's jersey in front of toyota center.
     
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    why not trade them any way, there is no need to put conditon to get melo first.
     
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    Dude is in the big league, that's why he gets big money. This is not little league where everyone gets to play. There's this thing called a cap. . . .
     
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    Dude is in the big league, that's why he gets big money. This is not little league where everyone gets to play. There's this thing called a cap. . . . Odd for him to act like payroll doesn't exist. He seemed pretty concerned about it when he left New York.
     
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    THIS. OBVIOUSLY I want Carmelo to join this team and I'm fine with Omer and Jeremy getting shipped out to get him. But you just don't treat your employees like this. It's totally disrespectful and I think it is indicative of how our management talks about our players in the media-- like they are all just trade assets getting put on the block for the next shiny FA that's coming up.
     
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    Morey has always treated his players like assets this is nothing new... Oh wait but because it's Lin it's a huge ****ing deal now?
     
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    Soo what number would you guys have put on his jersey instead?? He said he wants to wear #7...this could be the dumbest story in sports at the moment. Wait, it is.
     
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    You guys just need to stop and focus on what's important.

    It's overblown because it's about Jeremy Lin.

    His history with Melo didn't help either.
     
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    So did Morey get caught lying to Woj about pre-informing Lin about using the Jersey number?
     

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