UPDATE2: Best video quality I’ve seen thus far is, of course, on GoCrimson.com’s own site, here.
UPDATE: Here’s the highlight in the context of ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays of the Week. He’s at #3 ahead of Dwyane Wade at #4! Also, ain’t it funny how whatever JL4 does, there will always be detractors? The ESPN announcer says he traveled and double-dribbled when in reality he got fouled twice on the play. Maybe the announcer is a D-Wade fan and got jealous?
Jeremy Lin did it again. You doubted me. You ignored me. You had better things to do. I told you he scored 24 with 7 assists and even 2 dunks, the first of which was a two-hander in traffic, but you still didn’t follow me. So, I witnessed it. Again. And you didn’t. Again.
Just kidding ;-P … I don’t blame you. After all, on Facebook I caught two of my old Cal buddies saying they rushed the field after Cal beat Arizona in football. All the while skipping out on witnessing the greatest boxer of our era, Manny Pacquiao, win an incredible 7th title in yet another higher weight class, against yet another bigger opponent.
That’s probably not as bad as Jeremy’s former coach, though. I call him up, lead him to the punch line, and he tells me that he has to call me back, he’s at some job and there’s two foremen he needs to talk to. Whatev. I’ll watch the legend unfold by myself, then.
Anyhow, back to JL4. This time, Harvard was in triple overtime against William & Mary. They were up by one with about 11 seconds left and got the rebound off a miss. Foul. Power forward Pat Magnarelli goes to the line. With a chance to go up by three, he clangs the first.
Second free throw: carbon copy! Clang! Rebound William & Mary. Their scrawny white point guard goes the length. Nobody gets in front of him! OMG! Easy layup the other way. William & Mary thinks they’ve won it.
Take the ball out, take the ball out. Quick check: OMG 3.5 seconds left on the mini-scoreboard they put at the bottom of my Internet video stream. Ball goes into Jeremy. Well, good thing it’s at least into Jeremy.
Dribble full steam ahead, right side. Oh man, he got hip checked by a guy! But as Poor Man’s Commish, I know damn well a ref can’t call that. Jeremy absorbs the blow a little, keeps going. He’s thirty feet away from the basket, but put it up, kid! He puts it up, gets shellacked by the next guy, ref calls a foul, yes!
But the shot……GOES IN!!!! Harvard wins. Crowd goes wild. Teammates mob him. Internet feed goes blank!
JL4. Thank you, man. You made my day. I’m so happy for you. I’m so happy, period.
As I said on Twitter, I will pay money to the person who delivers me the highlight.
Gotta go run my leagues now. Be back later with more.
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