There isn’t a lot of available information about this video, courtesy of Outside The Boxscore, but all you really need to know is that it’s a guy dressed like Jeremy Lin on an Asian dance contest/’X Country’s Got Talent’ show.
My theory is that it’s an illustration of how sports writers saw Jeremy Lin all along, a look deep into the recesses of their brains, and that the casual racist tweets have evolved into this video of Lin speaking Chinese, pop-and-locking for the enjoyment of Asians and missing jumpshots. It also may or may not have been created by Next Media Animation.
Worst case scenario, this is the first video on the New York Post’s YouTube channel. I like it, though, and as I always say, “Lin-mitation is the Lin-cerest form of flatt-emy”.
Apparently people were surprised on Wednesday when New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni suddenly resigned, but something was obviously going to happen. The Knicks were 18-24, barely hanging on to a tie for the 8th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference despite last season’s huge trade for Carmelo Anthony and the addition of Tyson Chandler. Also, there’s that Jeremy Lin kid who was playing pretty damn fantastic for a while. Factor in Anthony openly talking about his displeasure with D’Antoni and nobody should be surprised.
What was surprising, though, was the team’s response on Wednesday, when the Knicks completely pummeled the Portland Trail Blazers 121-79 under the direction of new coach Mike Woodson. And that was just the first cannon fire of Woodson’s new campaign. The second? Putting D’Antoni’s Harvard boy in the backseat.
On Thursday things got tougher: Woodson ran his first practice and began to make it clear to his players that this is now his team, at least for the rest of the season, and not Mike D’Antoni’s.
That almost certainly means it will be a Knicks team that will slow things down on offense and run an isolation-heavy system more suited to Carmelo Anthony’s ball-dominating inclinations.
“It’s everybody’s ball club,” Woodson said after practice Thursday, when he was asked if the Knicks were once again Anthony’s team, as they were before Jeremy Lin briefly took over. “I want everybody to feel comfortable. When I put a guy in the game, if he’s got a shot, I want him to feel comfortable about making that shot.”
Despite my undying rage over the Emmy Awards’ annual snubbery of Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec, I can at least deal with Ty Burrell winning for his portrayal of Modern Family’s bumbling dad, Phil Dunphy. For starters, Dunphy’s character is a lot funnier if you’re a zombie movie nut like me and you remember his hilarious performance in Dawn of the Dead (NSFW language and unfortunately not the doggy style scene), but he’s most affable as the guy who gets to pretend he’s married to Julie Bowen (above).
Enshrined in the With Leather Sports Movie Crush Hall of Fame – doesn’t exist, probably should, check back later this week – as Happy Gilmore’s girlfriend Virginia Venit, Bowen is also apparently quite the New York Knicks fan, and thus she has been coping with a nasty outbreak of Linsanity. Burrell helped cure that recently when he gave his TV wife an autographed game-worn Lin jersey for her birthday, and Bowen Tweeted her joy over such a wonderful present while looking like a sexy librarian on PCP.
Actually, I give Sports Illustrated a lot of credit for going with that terrible pun on their cover, because I assume that it was meant tongue-in-cheek. After all, Sports Illustrated has featured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin on its cover something like 63 times in the last 9 days, so it’s cute that SI can make fun of itself and the rest of the national media for relentlessly blowing this kid while so many other interesting stories have been overlooked. I mean, did they even see the Kate Upton Carl’s Jr. commercial?
But since baseball season is creeping up on us, and it’s my favorite time of the year, I thought I could help SI out with some future headlines in case they decide to reflect on the Miami Marlins’ season and the excitement surrounding their big additions of Jose Reyes, Carlos Zambrano and Mark Buerhle.
MARLINJURIES: Jose Reyes hits the DL because he’s Jose Reyes. MARLINCARCERATION: Carlos Zambrano facing murder charges after Mike Stanton homers off of him in batting practice. MARLIN THE RED: Front office stress builds as attendance dips below 6 people. MARLINSOLVENT: Jeff Loria busted paying players with checks printed on Saltines. MARLINDICTED: Ozzie Guillen finally brought down after chewing Jeff Loria’s spine from out of his rectum.
Shawn Kemp Isn’t Exactly Thrilled With The Blake Griffin Comparisons - I love that Shawn Kemp JUST found out that the only thing he was good at was dunks. [Smoking Section]
The 10 Strangest Addictions From ‘My Strange Addiction’ - Does “doing something dumb to get on television because there’s a show that exaggerates mental illnesses” count as a strange addiction? [Warming Glow]
So, The New Trailer For ‘The Avengers’ Is Kind Of Awesome - I hope Captain America has a line that more or less says, “why does the 2012 version of my costume look so much worse than the one I wore in the 40s?” [Gamma Squad]
Many Of Your Favorite Celebrities Have Been ‘Cholafied’ - Pretty sure that Rihanna Chola is gonna show up in Guillermo Del Toro’s next horror-fantasy. [UPROXX]
Meth Addict Accidentally Burns Down ‘A Tree Older Than Jesus’ - I hope this is immediately followed by a scene where Bryan Cranston is dressed like a priest and yelling at him over the phone about how he’s worthless and stupid. [UPROXX]
VIDEO: Prometheus’s Peter Weyland addresses the 2023 TED Conference - If this movie doesn’t end with Catwoman kicking him in the nuts, I’m demanding my money back. [Film Drunk]
Kids Do The Darndest Speed Drills - When I was five I would’ve played a video game about anything. I would’ve played a Mario game where he can’t die and it’s nothing but history facts. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]
11 Things Megan Fox Didn’t Know About David Silver When She First Met Brian Austin Green - 1 Thing Megan Fox Didn’t Know About Donna Martin: she graduates. [Buzzfeed]
Ken Marino’s AMAZING Macy Gray Impression - I love this impression so much I want to dip my balls in it. [HuffPost Comedy]
Criminal Busted for Using Fake ID with Jack Nicholson’s Photo - I knew I should’ve bought that Lindsay Lohan drivers license from the Hollywood gift shop where her photo is a promo still from Mean Girls and her height is MOVIE STAR. [The FW]
Jennifer Lawrence’s Cleavage Is Doing a Poor Job of Convincing Us She Can Play a 16-Year-Old - Yeah, well, The Last Airbender turned Sokka into a 28-year old white guy, so do whatever. [Pajiba]
The 20 Most Bad*ss Spies and Secret Agents in Film and TV History - I hope numbers one and two are “Spy Kid” and “the other Spy Kid”, followed by Karate Dog from Karate Dog at number three. [Brobible]
Six Underappreciated Comedies More People Need To See - How the hell is Anchorman unappreciated? Hot Rod and The Foot Fist Way are inspired choices, though, and once again I say “where the hell is Josie and the Pussycats?” [Unreality]
Top ten things I want to get involved with in college (no particular order)
10. Making viral videos 9. Producing an album filled with awesome yet strange music through Garage Band 8. Selling / Buying stuff on eBay 7. Going on an obscene amount of trips 7. Learn to count 6. Attempt stand up comedy 5. Meet Conan O’Brien 4. Join a band and play at least one bar show 3. [Over Four years] see every MLB team play. Even you, Toronto Blue Jays. 2. Make a short film 1. Dominate some intramural sports, yo.
Last night, Jackson made the big time as he donned a new York Knicks “Linsanity” t-shirt and he sat behind the basket with his trademark face sign during the Knicks’ 100-92 loss to the New Jersey Nets. And cementing his new celebrity fan status is a visit to the Today Show this morning. Somewhere, cigar-smoking golf fan is weeping.
As an added bonus, a guy named Jordy Appel also scooped the Today Show on the first big interview with Jackson (I assume they’re friends) which quells my demand for a window into the mind of this strange new character.