Jeremy Lin Is The Jedi Padawan To Kobe Bryant's Yoda When It Comes To Ball-Hogging
If NBA players were Jedi Masters, there's no doubt that the aging Kobe Bryant would be Yoda -- even in his weakened state, he's still one of the best there is. There aren't clear cut analogies for every player (is LeBron Darth Vader, or Obi-Wan?), but suffice to say that Jeremy Lin is more padawan trainee than full-fledged Jedi. He's still learning the ropes.
So it was great to see Lin, who we know can take over a game with his scoring, has already picked up one of Kobe's patented moves: Holding onto the ball for way too long, careening backwards as the shot clock expires and... hitting a ridiculous three. Just like they drew it up, no doubt. Here's the play, from Friday's game against the Clippers:
By the way, Kobe was supportive of Lin's decision after the game, saying "At some point, you've got to piss on the fire hydrant."
Even if the Lakers suck, we already like this combination of ball-dominant guards a lot better than when Lin was teamed up with James Harden in Houston, and they'd probably agree.
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