Lin is about to get almost $30 million to be a “terrific backup point guard” according to Larry Brown.
“I think the kid was the great. The system helped him be really great,” Brown said of Lin. “It’s a wonderful story. But I look at him as a terrific backup in the NBA. I may be wrong, I really want him to be successful but I think if you overpay him for the interest that he created that’s not the best thing.
In an honest moment I think everyone would agree that 75% of the money Lin is getting has more to do with marketing than his play on the basketball court.
He had a good month and honestly he had one spectacular week against some high-profile teams. I think the same thing as Larry Brown, it isn’t anything personally against Lin I hope he proves people wrong and become a star in the league, but I just don’t see it. I see a good player, but not an elite point guard.