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    Hey guys, so for English class i have to create and present a rant on a topic of my choice. I decided to go with over hyped athletes seeing as it truly annoys me when an athlete gets "over hyped" without even having done/accomplished anything yet. I wanted all of your opinions on what current athletes are over hyped and why you think so. I need some ideas on who to use, try to include other types of athletes as well, not only Basketball.

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    Jeremy Lin, because nobody knew he could play

    Most 1st overall picks are overhyped because they get the "#1 pick" attached to them everywhere they go for the rest of their careers

    Tim Tebow had a lot of hype at one point, but is known as a pretty bad quarterback right now (I've only heard this, i don't know squat about football)

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    Rick DiPietro of the Islanders definitely. Bust as a 1st overall pick in 2000, then they signed him to a 15-year deal out of nowhere
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    I already got Jeremy lin down but that Rick DiPietro is a good one

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    Mike Weir. Maybe, not so much anymore. But, the guy truly sucks and he's popular because he's Canadian and he managed to win a green jacket. It seems it was basically a fluke,now. Yet,you ask most people to name a Canadian golfer and I bet they name him.
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    jeremy lin because of his ethnicity first and foremost. (2nd and 3rd are b/c he went to a small school for basketball (harvard) and the lack of notoriety he had coming into the league). He doesn't get that large contract extension if his skin wasn't yellow, bottom line.

    Sorry I can't help with the other stuff, only a basketball guy.

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    Why don't ten people just mention Jeremy fucking Lin, already!

    Geez, guys. Be creative why don't you!?
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    Joe Johnson

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    Tim Tebow? LOL. Jk.

    Hmmmmmm. In the league right now, (other than Jeremy Lin), I would have to say Austin Rivers.

    Austin Rivers was the #1 player in High School basketball as a senior, and was the most highly regarded player in North America. He had a scholarship straight to Duke, an NBA legend coach/player as a father, etc. Went to Duke, and was the number 1 option in his freshman year only, and really showed his potential in big moments i.e. game-winner vs.