In case you dont realize how popular Jeremy Lin is these days across the nation, not just in New York just go to Google to set yourself straight.
A quick Google search of Jeremy Lin on Thursday morning yielded 566 million results. Lets take a look at how that compares to other major names in the news these days:
Jeremy Lin: 566 million
Rick Santorum: 506 million
Lady Gaga: 461 million
Adele: 417 million
Kate Upton: 273 million
Tim Tebow: 114 million
In fairness, Jeremy Lin didnt come close to matching the Google results for Whitney Houston (2.07 billion), but realistically, thats probably a good thing.
One more Lin note: It appears that the NBA is determined to get the Knicks new star into the All-Star Weekend festivities somehow. And reports have surfaced that Lin will be a part of the Haier Shooting Stars competition, in addition to setting up Knicks teammate Iman Shumpert during the Slam Dunk Contest. So, if you thought the All-Star break would offer a respite from Linsanity, youd better think again.
With a big break until their next game, the Warriors spent a couple days in New York City.
Klay Thompson spent part of his Monday walking around the city.
And as only Thompson could, he wound up appearing on a local news report. But he wasn't talking about basketball. Not even close.
Courtesy of Twitter user @MP_Trey, Thompson was interviewed on Fox 5 NY to talk about ... scaffolding.
"I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new. Sometimes, you know, something looks like it's been there a while, I try to avoid that," Thompson said in the report.
You can watch the odd video here:
Remember when Mark Jackson was the head coach of the Warriors?
During a recent conversation with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Warriors GM Bob Myers shared the following story:
"I made a mistake with Mark one time -- after a game we lost, I went up to him right after we lost and asked him -- I think Curry had been having a big game and he ran a play for Carl Landry to take a shot to win the game; and it was a good play and it was a good shot.
"And I went up to Mark and I went, 'Did you think about Curry?' And he looked at me, and you could tell he was kind of containing himself, and he said, 'It was a good play. It was a good play.' And I look at him and I thought, 'I will never do that again.' If I don't trust the decisions the coach makes, then he's not the right coach.
"The coach gets to decide, right? I learned that lesson with Mark that I was completely out of line in asking him. And I apologized, and I'll never forget that lesson that I learned for myself ... I was wrong. And I learned that. So you learn more from mistakes sometimes. I don't do the debriefing with my coach after the game. Win or lose."
The Warriors fired Jackson a couple days after dropping Game 7 to the Clippers in the opening round of the playoffs.
Myers was named NBA Executive of the Year in 2015 and 2017.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller