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David Stern shares his thoughts on New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin.
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I have. Not much to edge from what's been written. Blogs. -- -- Politicized. And generally covered it just didn't really but as spectacular fashion. In some thoughtful and some more thoughtful. And it's I think it's great for the league and great for Germany and my guess is that in the just concluded. Do you legal start getting there were more NBA scouts there than ever in the history of that game. And we're proud of the -- And actually. We're actually proud of the you know of the NBA system as well. This is a gentleman who was put through you know we just have a ten. We used to have a ten round drafts. We've negotiated down to. And I left the you know everything beyond the top 62. How Smart teams wanna be. We had one team and Dallas one of the summer camp -- through the summer league Kolzig signed them. Houston game we shot the Knicks gave shots and got booed every player wants to get is the opportunity. And it seems clear to me that there was extraordinary effort from the moment. They're Germany played in his first summer league game two when he was in his opportunity. By him to improve his skills. As physical training in the alike. And he wasn't really even the same player he was a much better player shot. And it took advantage of it and I think that's why it's a universal story of the underdog. Stepping forward and you know we're proud of them and we think it's a great story. It I'm just one thing that on behalf of the NBA development league. But for the NBA development league there would probably be no Jeremy -- in the NBA right now and he probably would have ended up playing in Europe or China. And the sixteen development sixteen team development league the league has come along way and presumably there are other -- -- there's well. Being developed and playing that week and one they see hopefully see NBA time as well.