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NBA Basketball Bets - Year of the Dragon

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 2/6/2014 10:25:42 PM

This year, 2012, is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac and although it’s not impossible, it may have had a way in turning the fortunes of one Jeremy Lin, who is the first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent in NBA history.

What Lin has done in a span of 4 games has probably turned the fortunes of the New York Knicks and also become a very good friend of online sports betting enthusiasts since the Knicks have not only won all 4, but covered in the process.

Okay, the New York press is famous for going off the reservation but here are a few of headline themes surrounding Lin, ‘Lincredible’, ‘Just Lin, Baby’, and ‘Linsanity’.

It started when he came off the bench on February 4 against the New Jersey Nets and preceded to score 25 points, pull down 5 rebounds, dish off 7 assists and propel New York to a come from behind victory.

Before that Saturday game, Lin was another undrafted player seated on the end of an NBA bench. But 5 games, 134 points and 40 assists later, he's now the talk of the league.

The last 4 wins also came basically without the Knicks 2 star players, Amar’e Stoudamire and Carmelo Anthony.

Last Friday, the Lakers came to Madison Square Garden and you can imagine that Kobe Bryant was not all that happy about hearing so much about Lin, but the kid stepped up in a huge way.

The Lakers game plan was to go underneath the pick and roll and force Lin to shoot from outside, but nobody told the Los Angeles brain trust that Lin can shoot the rock too.

He not only outscored Kobe, but also had more assist and the Lakers were vanquished by 7 points. He was an online sportsbook sensation.

I personally have never seen anything so remarkable after following this sport for nearly 50 years and this is NOT a fluke.

Consider this, At Harvard, yeah, he's smart too, Lin became the first player in Ivy League history to record at least 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (494), 400 assists (406) and 200 steals (225).

Listen to what his college coach, Tommy Amaker had to say, Amaker: "People would laugh when we would say he was one of the best playmakers in the country. But that's Jeremy Lin: He's fearless."

If you think Lin's playing time will be cut back any time soon, you have another think coming. Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni said "I'm gonna ride this kid like he's Secretariat."

D'Antoni also said saying it's a 'once-in-a-lifetime thing.'

When Anthony and Stoudamire come back, the Knicks will have a shot to really show that they can contend for a title. Anthony will be able to get the ball in spots exactly where he wants it and Stoudamire will be thrilled by having a point guard that can run the pick and roll similar to Steve Nash.

Online bettors can expect good things this week from New York. They are in Canada against a weak team, and then have 5 in a row at home and two games against inferior teams like New Orleans and the Nets.

The sky is the limit on the sports betting websites.


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