Our favorite network got a little too familiar with the Linsanity last night as they quipped on Jeremy Lin’s “chink” in the armor. What a life these journalists live. Pretend tough-talkers on the tightest ship ever. It’s like Whale Wars meets Office Space. There’s no doubt this was a complete accident, but perhaps this will slow the Lin witticisms, which really are only mildly witty to begin with. Creating a nickname using a fraction of a players real name is quite possibly the lowest exercise of creativity a writer (journalist) can muster. What happened The Mail Man, The Round Mound of Rebound, The Logo, Magic, The Glove, The Ice Man, The Reign Man, and on and on? Now finally, ESPN goes with something without the use of Lin, and “chink” is all they can come up with? Leave the Linsanity alone, and give us our nicknames back. D-Will, D-Rose, T-Mac, CP3, D12, AK47: good grief we are lame lately.
ESPN uses racial slur to depict Jeremy Lin’s bad game