Jeremy Lin Says He Shouldn't Be An All-Star

By Staff Reporter, Posted: 01/17/13 01:06PM EST

As we reported last week, Jeremy Lin was about 50,000 votes -- he's since cut it down to 46,000 -- behind Chris Paul to for a starting spot in the all-star game. Catching up to Paul was unlikely but not impossible. The Houston Rockets point guard has now admitted that he shouldn't make the team.

Lin told NBA.com's Jeff Caplan:

"Uh, no," he said softly after another choppy performance Wednesday night as the Houston Rockets lost for a fifth consecutive time, unable to claw all the way back from 15 points down despite several chances late to go ahead.

Lin is averaging 12.3 points and 6.3 assists on 42.8 percent shooting -- solid numbers for an NBA starter, but hardly All-Star material, and definitely not over The Los Angeles Clipper's Paul, who's having an MVP caliber season.

Lin has been quick to admit fault this season, starting with the report that he admitted he was playing terribly two months ago. It's this type of candor that makes him such a fan favorite -- he's humble, in a sport in which braggadocio is the predominant trait.

The Rockets, though, are surpassing expectations. They're currently holding on to the 8th spot in the western conference playoffs race. Lin has also increased his shooting percentage drastically -- he was shooting a historically bad 35 percent as recently as December.

Under coach Kevin McHale's sophisticated system, Lin has drastically improved his turnover problem that plagued his New York stint.



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