Last night’s playoff game was a rough one for Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin. First, he was accused by some of getting away with a travel (some believe that he did actually dribble the ball):
— HOEkage (@cunter_dean) April 28, 2014
And then, with just seconds left to go in the fourth quarter, Lin fumbled the ball and allowed the Portland Trailblazers to tie the game:
I have never seen a basketball player fail so often in the span of ten seconds. Poor Jeremy Lin http://t.co/udUXggIdkJ
— BEⒶTPⒶPⒶ (@PAPADOCLIVE) April 28, 2014
Portland went on to win Game 4 in overtime, 123 to 120.
Since then, Lin has taken quite a beating. Not only did his coach single him out:
But tweeters have been cruel as well:
Too many people putting too much blame on @JLin7
— Mr. Azeez (@AAZeez24) April 28, 2014
Here’s just a taste:
— Tarun Verma (@VTroon) April 28, 2014
— Faisal (@faisal_htx) April 28, 2014
I've hated Jeremy Lin since the beginning and I hate him more than ever now.
— Sergio Santamaria (@sergiowl14) April 28, 2014
Woke up today and @JLin7 is still a fuckin idiot
— Jonathan (@ADTRbreakdown) April 28, 2014
Amidst all the criticism, though, Lin has found strength in God:
Joshua 1:9 … Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) April 28, 2014
— Nasa (@nasasete) April 28, 2014
@JLin7 Jeremy, we got your back. Keep your head up. Everyone makes mistakes, besides cowards. You're doing GREAT. We are with you.
— Ido Amir (@IdoAmir) April 28, 2014
@JLin7 Amen, it's just a game among so many others. Have peace with yourself! Stay strong
— weifanghu (@weifanghu) April 28, 2014
Always keep your head up bro! @JLin7
— Jay Lapa (@jaylapa) April 28, 2014
@JLin7 Don't be so upset today, I can know ur hurt but… It's not ur fault, there's many reasons caused today's failure. Just believe God?
— sun yu jia (@Durasyoga) April 28, 2014
@JLin7 Just believe in Him. what happened in today's game is a lesson learned. Keep the Faith. you can do all things through Christ
— Anthony Mediano (@Thekingseven) April 28, 2014
— Rubielyn (@rubai117) April 28, 2014
— Rhea (@rheaSEO) April 28, 2014
— Extremely Blessed (@lilbowpeepgame) April 28, 2014
— Lilly Chen (@chihchat) April 28, 2014
@JLin7 Don't let discouragement eat your soul & despair steal your joy, bro. There are things bigger than ball + it's not over yet. Prayin4u
— eauj corpuz (@eauj) April 28, 2014
— Randy Stewart (@randyjr87) April 28, 2014