MIAMI — How long could it go on? The story of Jeremy Lin had everything going for it but perspective. He had grown so popular so quickly because he didn’t look like an NBA star, whether he was brushing up against strangers on the sidewalk one month ago or working out for skeptical coaches and scouts for months before that.
Then he visited here, the city of the anti-Lins, where popular stars instantly become villains. LeBron James was in many ways the opposite to Jeremy Lin. James had perspective, which he had earned the hard way, and on Thursday he and his teammates meant to show their guest how much he had yet to learn. The Heat won their eighth straight game 102-88 while holding Lin to eight turnovers and eight points on a dreadful 1-for-11 performance from the field.
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