Jerry West: Knicks Jeremy Lin “My God, He’s a Tremendous Player”

The LINSANITY has reached the entire NBA world in just over a week, even the HOF’er Jerry West aka “The Logo” himself weighed in on the Lin hype.

via of Mercury

“My God, he’s a tremendous player,” West said this morning of the Knicks’ guard, by way of Palo Alto High, Harvard, the Warriors and Rockets.

“I thought he was a very good player,” West said of Lin, “but as I’ve watched him, it’s like a Cinderella story.“

“If you watch, Chris Paul looks like he’s out there going to sleep playing basketball, just little subtle shifts and maneuvers with the ball.

“(Lin)’s not as gifted with the ball as Paul, but he’s really a very clever player. He’s hard to read defensively; teams are putting different defensive players on him, and he just goes by them.

“It’s great to watch, I’ll say that.”

So what happens with the Knicks when Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire get back into the line-up?

“I don’t know, but I see a completely different energy level (with Lin),” West said. “And maybe they need to play a different way. This kid has contributed something special.

“I hope it continues.”

That is the 64,000 question on every Knicks fans brains right now, how will Lin play with STAT & Melo, well I guess we may fund out tomorrow when the Knicks face the Raptors.


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