Only recently, the national media has finally learned what we at The Daily Quarterly have been saying for years. Years.
We’ve been touting this kid since he played high school in California. We’re not saying we know something the NBA pundits don’t, but clearly, we know something the NBA pundits don’t.
To wit: an excerpt from an article we wrote 3/18/06-“This Jeremy Lin kid from Palo Alto is pretty dang good. For those of you who don’t know (though, surely, those of you who follow high school basketball, this isn’t new to you), Lin is on his way to a fantastic senior season. If his numbers hold, he’ll average more than 15 points, 7 assists, 6 boards and 5 steals a game.”
From a piece about Lin on 7/26/06-“What? How is it that Lin hasn’t gotten a call from any Div. I colleges? He won Northern CA Division II Player of the Year, led his team to upset nationally ranked Mater Dei 51-47 earlier this year, and he lands at Harvard? Really?”
Then, at the end of his college career at Harvard, we wrote this in April 2010, right before the draft-“Our guy Lin finished his college career with 1,483 points, making him the first player in the history of the Ivy League to have more than 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals. You watch, folks, this kid’s got to go high in the draft. Only an idiot GM would pass on this kid.”
Unfortunately, we terribly overestimated the GMs in the NBA, none of whom drafted Lin. It took Lin getting cut by two NBA teams and devastating injuries to his third team to get him any starts. Maybe now, people will take our sports predictions a bit more seriously. We do our homework here at TDQ. Pay attention.
Welcome to the party, national media. Take some notes.
You are now informed. Go and do likewise.
Ricky Shephard contributed to this article