"Drinking the Kool-Aid" is a metaphor commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to a person or group's unquestioning belief in an ideology, argument, or philosophy without critical examination. The phrase typically carries a negative connotation when applied to an individual or group. The basis of the term is a reference to the November 1978 Jonestown Massacre, where members of the Peoples Temple were said to have committed suicide by drinking a "Kool-Aid"-like drink laced with cyanide. Winki~
Now lets examine Flavor. The Flavor of this Kool-Aid is Jeremy Lin. It seems many of the long suffering Knick fans are Gulping down the Flavor of Jeremy Lin.
It is certainly understandable why. However, for every Two "Gulpers" there are Two sippers and ONE not drinking at all. I will go on record as being a "sipper."
I am not ashame of being a sipper and I refuse to join in when I feel reserved.. just to be one of the guys! However, I am still a drinker, even though I am Just sipping. Lets look at other sippers, Gulpers and Not drinkers views.
'Not drinker' from a GSW Blog:
theyve got Steph Curry and Monta 48 Ellis…i woulda let Lin go also…he’s only played 3 games…
'Drinker' from GSW Blog:
^ btw, he has killed 3 games, not just played in them.
"Not Drinker, Not Sipper, Not Gulper:
Well, its true. 1) They let Lin go to try and make a run at DeAndre. 2) Lin wasn’t going to get the same oppurtunity he has in New York playing behind Ellis and Curry.
Mark Jackson: Warriors Don’t Regret Giving Up on Jeremy Lin.
Can't decide. Is the guy next a Sipper or not drinker?
So that we are clear that this is not a fluke, following is what Lin did to Wall in the Las Vegas Summer League two years ago.
Start your weekend off at MSG this Friday night as the Knicks host the NBA's leading scorer Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. The Knicks, coming off three straight wins, will still be without Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, but with Jeremy Lin playing like an All-Star, expect The Garden to be rocking like it was earlier in the week. If you'd like to see it live then we've got a deal for you. Through our ticket partner TIqIQ, you can essentially pick your price via the TiqIQ "make an offer" feature from Score Big. For Friday night's game, a "3 star" seat that usually goes for $270+ (after all the shipping and handling fees) can be scored for an offer of $225. But you need to make a fast break for this ticket deal, as it expires tomorrow at 7pm ET! Make your offer today right here: http://tiqiq.us/7g0
Amongst all this Linsanity, I'm going to go out there and do something relatively unheard of amongst Knicks fans; I'm writing a positive post about Knicks forward Jared Jeffries.
Madison Square Garden tends to rain boos whenever the hated forward hits the floor, but this really is unfair. Yes, I'm being hypocritical here - I've made tons of Jared Jeffries-related jokes on this blog - but watching these last two games have provided me with some sort of Jared Jeffries revelation.
I'm not going to tell you he's a great offensive player (although he did make a reverse lay-up against the Jazz) but let's at least take a moment to look at his positves on the defensive end.
Jeffries is regularly one of the more hard-working Knicks players and this is reflected in his success on defence. Not exactly a premier athlete, Jeffries manages to defend all 5 positions reasonably well, in fact even greatly when it comes to his native power forward position. We always hear about guys who do things that "don't show up in the box score", but Jared Jeffries genuinely does this; how about those five-or-so drawn charges on Monday?
The surgence of Jeremy Lin has attracted such international attention and excitement that the Taiwanese animators at Next Media Animation made the above video after the point guard's 25 point then-career night against the Nets. A hat tip to Mookie Schiralli at A Stern Warning who featured the video in recent article on Lin.
Do u believe what you're seeing? I haven't been so happy in years. It's like my best friend had a new baby son and I'm an uncle. Uncle Tman....Yippeee!
Jeremy can play. He can really play! Wait a minute now, don't f--k this up D----n! No uber thinking from you and Zeke. Don't you dare trade this kid. I'll even put up with Mike No'D if you leave him alone. Yes Clyde he is a trifle weak going left, but they keep pushing him that way, keep daring him to shoot the jumper he supposedly doesn't have, and guess what? He finds a way to make it work. I'm doing Grand Jete across my living room.That's a ballplayer. We struck gold...again. Fields last year and Linn this one. They actually play great together, but Lin is the leader we have been looking for. The guys play hard for him. Is he Steve Nash yet, hell no. But one day....soon he might be close. He makes guys, especially big guys better. I haven't seen P&Rs drop like rain from the MSG rafters in a very long time. Our guys missed so many layups it had to be from sheer shock , maybe the novelty of getting the ball so close in scoring position that they froze up.
Jeremy has all kinds of possibilities. He's too weak to defend so he wipes out two top notch NBA defenders. One a guy who specializes in Kobe killing. He's so weak he's played major minutes in 2, count'em wins, the second over one of the more physical teams around. This Kid is full of surprises, so far great ones. I'm not gonna say I didn't doubt him, I did. Fortunately, being a know-it-all is not all it is cracked up to be. I was wrong, he was right. There is a long road ahead to the playoffs and now we are undermanned with Amare out and Melo hurt. We are going to lose some, but it will be very interesting to see if he can meld our two stars, Tyson is obviously on board all ready, into something special. This is not going to be easy, but then the Kid is someone special. That's obvious to everyone now.I ain't betting against him. Finally, finally, LGK!