1Jeremy Lin Must Learn from Derrick Rose and Lead by Example By Ben Shapiro(
Featured Columnist) on March 12, 2012
If you read the above headline and think this is going to be a column in
which Jeremy Lin is compared to Derrick Rose, think again.
Derrick Rose is either the league's best player or one of the top five, take
your pick and debate amongst yourselves.
But there is one arena where the two players intersect. That would be
The Bulls don't win just because of Rose's outstanding play. The Bulls win
because Derrick Rose consistently steps up when he's most needed. He doesn't
always succeed but he takes on the challenge of leading.
No one always succeeds, as a rule. Even Michael Jordan has his failures
before his six titles. No one wins without experiencing losing at some point.
Jeremy Lin went from end of the bench to top of the world in the blink of an
eye. The Knicks got red hot with Lin leading the way before the All Star
break and that created sky-high expectations when the schedule resumed after
Now the Knicks are struggling. No one expected the team to win seven of
every nine games for the remainder of the season as they did before the All
Star break. But the expectations were that the Knicks would be healthy and
thus deeper, and that combination would result in better basketball.
It hasn't happened. The first game after the All Star break was a come-from-
behind win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. That was good. Since then it's
been bad, very bad.
The team is currently mired in a five game losing streak and while Lin's
numbers have not been bad his on-court demeanor and the role he's playing
has changed. This is of course not all his fault. Carmelo Anthony returned
to the starting lineup and his presence would have an inevitable impact on
the on-court pecking order.
For Lin to not defer to Anthony in some form would be foolish. Lin and the
Knicks need Anthony. He's the best pure scorer on the roster and one of the
best in the league. Carmelo Anthony needs Jeremy Lin as well. It works both
Carmelo needs to allow Lin to control the tempo, he needs to not force shots
and be willing to give the ball back to his point guard and allow Lin to
reset the offense and get either Anthony or another teammate a good shot.
Lin may need to be more demanding in that role though.
Those that watch the Chicago Bulls play will notice something. The offense
flows through Derrick Rose. Whether he's shooting the ball, driving the lane
and scoring or passing the ball to any one of his teammates the offense
always seems to come back to Derrick Rose.
As noted that doesn't always work but Rose to his credit is not afraid to
fail. He assumed plenty of the blame for last seasons' playoff defeat to the
"It wasn’t my teammates’ fault we lost last year," Rose said. "It was me
not making the plays and not playing smart enough throughout the whole game.
" - Chicago Tribune 12/1/11
That's the type of leadership that Lin can learn from. It's not that Lin
should be benched, discarded or dismissed. It's that he's still by any
rational account a very new everyday NBA player. Playing point guard is not
the same as just being inserted into the starting lineup.
The position itself requires real leadership and sometimes being a leader
means rocking the boat a bit. It's hard to know what is or isn't said behind
the scenes of the New York Knicks but watching the team play during it's
current five game losing streak one thing that's been noticeable has been
the somewhat unassuming manner in which Lin interacts with his teammates.
If Jeremy Lin is the point guard then he's also the on-court leader.
Especially in a system such as Mike D'Antoni's in which the offense really
flows through the point guard position. When Steve Nash played under D'
Antoni he won two MVP awards.
Last season Raymond Felton started the season at point guard. Felton who
played at North Carolina and led his team to a National Title might not be
one of the most physically gifted point guards in the league but his
experience coupled with D'Antoni's system produced career numbers of 17
points and 9 assists per game for Felton.
That's why Lin must have faith in the system and he must assume as much
leadership as possible given his current role. Deferring back to Carmelo has
not worked, it's not going to either. The Knicks and Lin can't wait around
for Carmelo to have a string of games in which he's hot from the floor to
produce victories. Lin has to assume control of the offense and control of
the team regardless of the names on the backs of the jerseys.
Is he good enough? We don't really know. That doesn't matter because no one
will know unless Lin tries. Taking control of a team that has veteran all
stars such as Carmelo and Amare is probably a very intimidating and
difficult thing to do. That task is made more difficult when you've only
been a starting NBA player for a little more than a month.
That's the task that faces Jeremy Lin though. If he wants to learn by
watching one of his peers then he'll get an up-close and personal tutorial
tonight when the Knicks square off against the Bulls in Chicago. Lin will
need to watch and learn tonight without getting schooled in the process.
Harvard education is all about leadership.
After all it can be put to work now.
【在 c**t 的大作中提到】
: Nice one.
: Harvard education is all about leadership.
: After all it can be put to work now.
4I think he has the game spirit.
For example, he passed to JR right after JR missed a easy lay up and fans
And in college, he must shoot 3 point when the other team just got 3 pointer.
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【在 c**t 的大作中提到】
: I think he has the game spirit.
: For example, he passed to JR right after JR missed a easy lay up and fans
: And in college, he must shoot 3 point when the other team just got 3 pointer.
不是Jeremy Lin不想step up， 遇见队里的2个all-star 球员，你让他怎么出头？
【在 l*****9 的大作中提到】
: Jeremy Lin Must Learn from Derrick Rose and Lead by Example By Ben Shapiro(
: Featured Columnist) on March 12, 2012
: If you read the above headline and think this is going to be a column in
: which Jeremy Lin is compared to Derrick Rose, think again.
: Derrick Rose is either the league's best player or one of the top five, take
: your pick and debate amongst yourselves.
: But there is one arena where the two players intersect. That would be
: The Bulls don't win just because of Rose's outstanding play. The Bulls win
: because Derrick Rose consistently steps up when he's most needed. He doesn't
【在 ET 的大作中提到】
: 不是Jeremy Lin不想step up， 遇见队里的2个all-star 球员，你让他怎么出头？
: 而且出头也还要自己牛逼的一塌糊涂才行。或者至少没有明显的弱点， 比如lin的失误。