Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, reckons that though Jeremy Lin isn’t a “flash in the pan,” he lacks “the s**t” to be successful in the NBA. Cuban was making the remark while comparing Lin to the latest New York Knicks sensation, rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
When asked if Porzingis would be another “flash in the pan” like Lin, Cuban said, “Jeremy Lin went from undrafted to we had him on our Summer League team to getting past around. Jeremy Lin worked his way through. He wasn’t just a flash in the pan. Porzingis is the real deal. He’s got some s**t to him and that’s the real difference.”
Cuban has a history of stirring the pot. Every season, Cuban makes observations and shares blatant opinions that invariably evoke the wrath of fans. By saying that “Porzingis has got some s**t to him and that’s the real difference (between him and Lin),” Cuban is insinuating that Lin lacks the tools to succeed.
Contrary to what Cuban thinks, Lin and the Charlotte Hornets are currently seeded fifth in the competitive Eastern Conference while the Knicks, who suffered a 104-97 defeat to Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, are outside the playoff picture with a 10-12 record.
Also, it’s unfair to compare Lin and Porzingis since the latter is a 7-foot-three giant while Lin is a high-IQ point guard who tries to help his team in every way possible. Granted that Porzingis has a really bright future in the league, it’s still a below-the-belt remark from Cuban.