Fresh off being named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week, Jeremy Lin will lead the Knicks into Toronto tonight looking to log their 6th straight win. Tonight also marks the highly anticipated return of Amar’e Stoudemire, who hasn’t played since February 4 while dealing with the death of his brother.
So with Boomer feeling a little under the weather this morning, he and Craig picked up where they left off yesterday, arguing about Jeremy Lin and whether or not he can keep his stellar play-up with Amar’e back in the line-up tonight and Carmelo Anthony’s return right around the corner.
Speaking of Jeremy Lin, it was during Friday’s Show that Boomer compared Lin to Steve Nash, a comparison Craig was quick to pooh-pooh. Well it turns out the Booms may have been on to something, because he suddenly not alone in his assessment.
Boomer also went on to explain the difference between hype and substance in relation to Lin’s catapult to stardom and the frenzy that has come along with it.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that the lovely Kate Upton (pictured along with B&C – Helloooo!!!) has been selected to done the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, a fine choice indeed.
Moving right along, Boomer & Craig discussed Sandy Alderson’s new practice of ‘tweeting. The Mets GM (@MetsGM) recently joined the social-media phenomenon and surprisingly has taken to ‘tweeting’ some rather negative things regarding the Mets’ well-documented financial problems. Alderson did vow to get serious when he finally arrives in Port St. Lucie.
Although he finds Alderson’s tweets amusing, as a Mets fan Craig finds them to be somewhat insulting, while Boomer wonders if it might be some sort of plan by Alderson – who has been pretty straight-laced throughout his career – to engineer his own exit.
So the guys had a lot to get to this morning and couldn’t wait to do so…