I stand to Lin $3k if Knicks win NBA title.
I just did it. Couldn’t resist. I’ve bought into the Jeremy Lin hype by risking $100 to win $3,000 on the New York Knicks to win the NBA title.
Obviously, this is a pipe dream. Obviously, despite the glamorous number odds of 30-1, this is a terrible value. The line should be more than double that. BUT, I am making this bet partly because of Lin and partly because of something else.
I believe the Knicks will have arguably the best front line in the league when they’re totally healthy. Lin will likely continue to do his thing at the point and I kinda get the vibe that Melo’s return won’t be a disaster that puts the kibosh on Lin. If anything, you might see Melo play some of his best hoops ever.
At 30-1, the value is just about gone, but I think there’s just enough left to force a bet for small money. Remember, the recent theme in pro sports has been for the longshot to win the championship. Think Mavs last year, think Cards in MLB. think Giants in NFL. No reason Knicks can’t follow that trend, or at least give me a nice for my money.