Stephen A. and Skip Bayless: Alterior Motive Behind Lin Not Returning
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Skip Bayless and Stephen A. debated whether or not Lin was getting a pass for not returning for the playoffs and fueled specualtion the real reason is he's trying to position himself for a new contract and not hinder his chances at garnering more money with bad playoff performances vs a team that made him look bad early in the yr
Skip: said from what he knows about cartilage surgery Lin is getting a pass as it shouldn't take nearly this long to recover. He used himself also as an example and said he also had the same surgery and was running as soon as week later on concrete. He praised Amare for toughening it out and thought Lin would too after weeks of saying almost.
Stephen A: said he was guilty of giving him a pass as he doesn't like to question peoples injuries because of his own which ended his career.
He said he is now tired of this and Lin should be playing. He said I'm not a doctor or accusing him of exaggerating injuries but he knows it doesn't take this long.
even went as far too say he knows members of the Knicks organization who said they didn't think it would take this long at all. he said he was there 2.5 hrs before game time an watched Lin on the floor working out and said " he looked pretty good to me like he could give you at least 15-20 mins".
Then he dropped the bomb that he felt Lin a restricted FA at the end of the season has went out hurt with America and everyone loving him and the whole Linsanity run he had, out on a high. The Knicks feel pressure under those circumstances to resign him as he played well and made them a lot of money
''So let me sit here and chill because by doing so what I'm ultimately able to do is positioning myself to get a new contract. When we last saw Lin on Miami what happened to him? They didn't even put Bron or Wade on him. Chalmers took him too school. "
"If it was someone anyone else we would be asking some questions and it's raising eyebrows."
Me personally I never looked at this way or even thought about it until they brought it up and I wanted to gauge everyone's feelings on the matter. I believe if he felt he could play effectively he would be out there. While I don't necessarily agree this is something to consider
Do you guys think Lin is getting a pass while others would be questioned?
Skip Bayless probably knows as much about cartilage surgery as he does about basketball (I.E. Not much).
I'm absolutely positive that someone would much rather get their first taste of the playoffs than sit out. Besides, a few bad games aren't going to make his stock plummet, he already had bad games against the Heat and other good teams and he came out of that ok.
1. Lin's "people" have no say over whether he plays or not, its the doctors choice whether or not he's cleared
2. Everyone's body doesn't respond the same to injuries so you never know how Lin's knee is feeling.
3. Lins contract next year is going to be between the Qualifying offer and the MLE, nothing more nothing less why the hell is holding out so he doesn't ruin his contract negotiations, at the end of the day him not being here isn't helping his chances of getting the full MLE
Those guys are only good because they argue which is funny and I love when Skip discusses LeBron and when SAS discusses Tebow other than that, they know close to nothing and have made their careers off of being either ignorant or out spoken
HE should have been on the court couple of days ago. When it is playoff time u make sure u r on the court. Amar'e wasn't supposed to play at all again this series but he gutted out and played game 4, in which we don't win unless he plays. My gut feeling he is scared after what happened last time when he played against Miami. If he doesn't play tomorrow I will definitely be disappointed in Lin.
Last edited by tripleaamin9; May 08, 2012 at 04:28.
Guy had knee surgery and there is no point in him returning to get beat down by the Heat. There is nothing to be gained from Lin returning while Lin can use the extra time to heal not just the surgery but all the wounds of getting pounded in his first big-time action.
Bayless and SAS have a point. Guys have been known to play with menicus tears let alone having a scope and getting 6 weeks off. Lin's recovery time is probably on the high side after a scope but only he knows what his body is going through.
Stephen a ss forgot what he said before totally.
Why dare you raise your voice to call a not fully-recovered marginal player out?
Rember you raised your voice in order to make the whole world know that he is a marginal player?
Should a marginal player go to d-league to play?
Can he decide himself?
Is he so sure it is lin's decision not coming back? Does dolan want to risk destroy his money-making maching?
I know, you came back from the same injury a week later and start working, only thing different is you were sitting and talking and bashing. He only kisses somepeople's ass (melo and LBJ) and kicks somepeople's butt. Everybody knows what will come out when he talks about lin.
JLin is out because of an surgically repaired knee. To think there is something else is rediculous. That notion will only spark controversy...which is something all jounalist need to stay in the headlines. I just wish it wasn't so obviously blatant.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]Initial treatment Treatment for a torn meniscus often begins conservatively. Your doctor may recommend:
Rest. Avoid activities that aggravate your knee pain, especially any activity that might cause you to twist your knee. You might want to use crutches to take pressure off your knee and promote healing.
Ice. Ice can reduce knee pain and swelling. Use a cold pack, a bag of frozen vegetables or a towel filled with ice cubes for about 15 minutes at a time. Do this every four to six hours the first day or two, and then as often as needed.
Medication. Over-the-counter pain relievers also can help ease knee pain.
Therapy Physical therapy can help you strengthen the muscles around your knee and in your legs to help stabilize and support the knee joint. Arch supports or other shoe inserts can help to distribute force more evenly around your knee or decrease stress on certain areas of your knee. Surgery If your knee remains painful, stiff or locked, your doctor may recommend surgery. It's sometimes possible to repair a torn meniscus. In other cases, the meniscus is trimmed. Surgery may be done through an arthroscope.
During arthroscopic surgery, your doctor inserts an instrument called an arthroscope through a tiny incision near your knee. The arthroscope contains a light and a small camera, which projects an enlarged image of the inside of your knee onto a monitor. Surgical instruments can be inserted through the arthroscope or through additional small incisions in your knee.
Recovery time following arthroscopic surgery tends to be much faster than it is for open-knee procedures. You can often go home the same day. Full recovery may take weeks or months, however, and you will need to do exercises to optimize knee strength and stability.
*Perhaps Dumb and Dumber, uh, I mean Skip Bayless and Stephen A. ought to go back to medical school! Or, get a life. Seriously, who the heck do they think they are?!