I often like to test my dad’s basketball intellect. In his childhood, he followed the game closely, but recently, he’s taken a particular proclivity to the game. I have been convinced for the past year or so that he only watches the Knicks because he feels the need to keep up with what I say, and I often badger him that he would not pay attention had I not taken such an interest in the sport.
So, about a week ago, I asked him who he thought Jeremy Lin made better on the basketball court. I told him I was thinking of two particular players.
He replied with, “Landry Fields, Bill Walker, and Steve Novak”, and he was right. I told him I was thinking of Jeffries and Chandler. He told me I was right.
And that’s probably the best thing about Lin from the perspective of a Knicks fan. He makes everyone better. Why not Carmelo Anthony?