Jeremy Lin Ignites All-Star Debate Among Fans, Are His Stats Good Enough to Make the Team?

By William Rameau, BREATHEcast News Reporter
Dec 31, 2013 03:07 PM EST
Jeremy Lin
(Photo : Reuters) Jeremy Lin at a Nike conference.

Jeremy Lin is one of the rare players in the National Basketball Association whose name can cause such passionate responses from sports enthusiasts from across the globe.

Similar to current NBA legends Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, Lin has accumulated rabid and devoted followers that have supported the congenial point guard of Taiwanese decent.

However, the Palo Alto, Californian native has also drawn his share of critics that have been less than fascinated with him in spite of his upswing to recognition after the "Linsanity" obsession that swept New York off its feet in February 2012.

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The most recent debate that divides NBA fans has been whether or not Lin deserves to be an NBA All-Star at the annual All-Star game on February 16, 2014.

On the NBA All-Star Facebook page, fans let their voices be heard after NBA enthusiast Sophia Wang harmlessly voted her favorite player: "Jeremy Lin #NBABallot He is the best."

Hanamichi Rodman responded with "Never," as other fans began chiming in.

Ojwang George Swagnificent: "Lin is not all star."

Jane Lin typed, "Lin is all star forever."

Another fan wrote, "Please show some respect to other people's opinions or you can ask the NBA to change their rules."

Ryu-Ken Alexter Ace added, "Jeremy Lin is good .. But its not enough to be in an All Star Team.."

Ming-ming Yang added, "I want to see Jeremy Lin , play in the All-Star game bc he has serious skills! #NBABallot."

Lin is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 assists so far this year for the high powered Houston Rockets offense that scores 105.7 per game.




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