Carmelo Anthony, Power Forward (Not MJ-like Wing!)

This from Truehoop, the ESPN basketball blog: Lineup data from Basketball Value confirms it. With Anthony at the four and Tyson Chandler in the middle the Knicks were very productive. Ironically enough, for all he did to force his way to New York, Anthony managed to join a team where he plays the same position [Read More...]

Linsanity, “Hero Ball,” and Why Christians Can’t Play it

Happy March Madness season, everyone.  Let there be compulsive score-checking for all.  I have Baylor losing to UNC in the final (What can I say?  I’m partial to Baptists). In the recent issue of ESPN the Magazine, Henry Abbott wrote a devastating critique of Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, and what Abbott called “hero ball.”  Hero [Read More...]

Linsanity and Asian American Christian Identity: Carl Park of TEDS Reflects

My friend Carl Park (PhD student in New Testament at TEDS) just wrote a piece on Jeremy Lin (who led the Knicks to win number seven in a row last night) and Asian-American Christian identity at the Gospel Coalition.  It’s a thoughtful and elegant essay, and I commend it to you: “Linsanity and Asian American [Read More...]

Linsanity! Part 3: Jeremy’s Workout, Life in the NBA D-League & the Curious Case of Steve Novak

Yes, I admit it.  I am basically giving this blog over to Jeremy Lin.  Having said that, some great stuff to follow.  First, a video of his summer workout back when he was with the Warriors.  No wonder the dude is destroying the NBA at present… Second, a fun excerpt from an in-depth story about [Read More...]

Linsanity! Part 2: Ex-Ruff Ryders Rapping & Asian-American Christianity

More Linsanity!  Last night Jeremy Lin led the Knicks to a stunning victory over the Lakers–featuring the NBA’s second-best player, Kobe Bryant–and Lin scored 38 points (!).  I don’t know if you care about sports, but that is truly astonishing.  This is a player who was just about to be waived two weeks ago.  That would have [Read More...]

Linsanity: Jeremy Lin, Christian Basketball Star

If you haven’t heard of Jeremy Lin yet, you soon will (see this dated Time article).  He’s a Christian basketball player for the New York Knicks.  He’s also a Harvard graduate and an Asian-American.  I’ve followed Lin on Twitter for some time, but he struggled early in the season as he was cut from the [Read More...]


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