Once again, the folks at ESPN have lost their minds
Their options: Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Jeremy Lin.
Yes, Jeremy Lin. The one who has only 4 career starts. They're comparing him to Chris Paul, one of the best pure point guards we've seen in years. They're comparing him to Derrick Rose, who singlehandedly led the Bulls to the playoffs. They're comparing him to Rajon Rondo, who is a triple double waiting to happen, and has been the catalyst behind one of the best teams in the NBA over the past half-decade.
Nothing against Lin, but this is what I was talking about when I said people were hyping him up a bit too much.
For some reason, the American sports media can't just let something happen and enjoy it for what it is. We can't watch Lin play and be impressed with how great he has been in a short period of time, despite few prior expectations.
Instead of being reasonable and hoping that he can continue his newfound success, ESPN has to compare him to the best point guards in the game, after he has had only about a week of legitimate playing time.
It's only a matter of time before people start the backlash and try to tear him down from the pedestal that ESPN is putting him on.