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Google proves 'Linsanity' isn't dying down

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Google proves 'Linsanity' isn't dying down

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.

Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

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Klay Thompson randomly interviewed on local NYC news about scaffolding

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:

The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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The time Bob Myers questioned Mark Jackson's decision: 'I was wrong'

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