2015 Playoffs Round 1

2015 NBA Playoff kicked off with some potential implications of clearing ways for Lin to go to certain teams.

Rajon Rondo outlandish behavior led to Rick Carlisle comment of not expecting Rondo to wear the Mavs jersey again. This might clear the way to pursue a Point Guard who prefers fast pace like Jason Kidd and can work well and be respectful to coaches. I expect JLin to at least work out with Dallas in the summer since he played for in Dallas Summer team in 2011 and Parsons is still his best friend/

Tony Parker injury and Manu’s upcoming retirement for the Spurs might open up ways for Jeremy to explore the opportunities but the presence of Corey Joseph/Patty Mills plus a long-term contract for Parker might prevent Lin to join the Spurs. It’s highly unlikely that Lin would want to replace Manu as an SG since he will look forward to playing PG.

Let’s follow how Round 1 of 2015 Playoff might help open up opportunities for JLin.

  • Maknusia

    Playoffs

  • Maknusia

    Playoff 2015 Chart

  • Maknusia

    Schedule

    Western Conference

    No. 1 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 8 New Orleans Pelicans

    Game 1: Golden State Warriors 106, New Orleans Pelicans 99 (Recap)

    Game 2: Golden State Warriors 97, New Orleans Pelicans 87 (Recap)

    Game 3: Golden State Warriors 123, New Orleans Pelicans 113 (Recap)

    Game 4: At New Orleans, Saturday April 25, ESPN. 8 p.m.

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Golden State, Tuesday April 28, TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At New Orleans, Friday May 1, TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Golden State, Sunday May 3, TBD

    No. 2 Houston Rockets vs. No. 7 Dallas Mavericks

    Game 1: Houston Rockets 118, Dallas Mavericks 108 (Recap)

    Game 2: Houston Rockets 111, Dallas Mavericks 99 (Recap)

    Game 3: At Dallas, Friday April 24, ESPN, 7 p.m.

    Game 4: At Dallas, Sunday April 26, TNT 9:30 p.m.

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Houston, Tuesday April 28 TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Dallas, Thursday April 30 TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Houston, Saturday May 2 TBD

    No. 3 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 6 San Antonio Spurs

    Game 1: Los Angeles Clippers 107, San Antonio Spurs 92 (Recap)

    Game 2: San Antonio Spurs 111, Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Recap)

    Game 3: At San Antonio, Friday April 24, ESPN, 9:30 p.m.

    Game 4: At San Antonio, Sunday April 26, ABC, 3:30

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Los Angeles, Tuesday April 28 TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At San Antonio, Thursday April 30 TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Los Angeles, Saturday May 2 TBD

    No. 4 Portland Trail Blazers vs. No. 5 Memphis Grizzlies

    Game 1: Memphis Grizzlies 100, Portland Trail Blazers 86 (Recap)

    Game 2: Memphis Grizzlies 97, Portland Trail Blazers 82 (Recap)

    Game 3: At Portland, Saturday April 25, ESPN, 10:30 p.m.

    Game 4: At Portland, Monday April 27, TNT, 10:30 p.m.

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Memphis, April 29 TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Portland, Friday May 1 TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Memphis, Sunday May 3 TBD

    Eastern Conference

    No. 1 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 8 Brooklyn Nets

    Game 1: Atlanta Hawks 99, Brooklyn Nets 92 (Recap)

    Game 2: Atlanta Hawks 96, Brooklyn Nets 91 (Recap)

    Game 3: At Brooklyn, Saturday April 25, TNT, 3 p.m.

    Game 4: At Brooklyn, Monday April 27, TBD

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Atlanta, Wednesday April 29, TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Brooklyn, Friday May 1, TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Atlanta, Sunday May 3, TBD

    No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 7 Boston Celtics

    Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Boston Celtics 100 (Recap)

    Game 2: Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Boston Celtics 91 (Recap)

    Game 3: Cleveland Cavaliers 103, Boston Celtics 95 (Recap)

    Game 4: At Boston, Sunday April 26, ABC, 1 p.m.

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Cleveland, Tuesday April 28, TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Boston, Thursday April 30, TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Cleveland, Saturday May 2, TBD

    No. 3 Chicago Bulls vs. No. 6 Milwaukee Bucks

    Game 1: Chicago Bulls 103, Milwaukee Bucks 91 (Recap)

    Game 2: Chicago Bulls 91, Milwaukee Bucks 82 (Recap)

    Game 3: Chicago Bulls 113, Milwaukee Bucks 106 (Recap)

    Game 4: At Milwaukee, Saturday April 25, TNT, 5:30

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Chicago, Monday April 27, TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Milwaukee, Thursday April 30 TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Chicago, Saturday May 2, TBD

    No. 4 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 5 Washington Wizards

    Game 1: Washington Wizards 93, Toronto Raptors 86 (Recap)

    Game 2: Washington Wizards 117, Toronto Raptors 106 (Recap)

    Game 3: At Washington, Friday April 24, ESPN, 8 p.m.

    Game 4: At Washington, Sunday April 26, TNT, 7 p.m.

    Game 5 (if necessary): At Toronto, Wednesday April 29, TBD

    Game 6 (if necessary): At Washington, Friday May 1, TBD

    Game 7 (if necessary): At Toronto, Sunday May 3, TBD

  • Brent Yen

    We should root for teams that Lin might go to lose quickly. So we can get some FA news sooner rather than later….lol

  • soo… you want the Mavs to get swept 0-4 then Rondo brags “They should’ve played slow like me” then he got FeDex-ed by Cuban to LA? :]

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..I hope so. HOU is not out of possibility either. Although I doubt it

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I got to watch the Spurs game but strangely at the end of game, I just think nothing of the Spur but Jeremy. What will he be doing next season and which team will give him the offer?

    I have pretty much ruled out Knick, Rocket, Laker, Golden State, Spur, Clipper, Atlanta Hawk, Boston Celtic, Toronto, Minnesota
    (one third of the league already)
    Reasons:
    (1) They may have up and coming young PGs at bargain price that they want to develop.
    (2) Jeremy was dissed by them
    (3) They don’t have the coach that would give a fair chance to Jeremy.

    I guess if we could trim down the lists, we would pretty much know which of the teams that Jeremy would land next season.

  • 1mtoldman

    The Warriors improved to 3-3 this season when trailing by at least 20 points,

    The rest of the NBA is 12-433 when trailing by at least 20.
    –espn stats….

  • grover chang

    Looking at Jeremy past 5 seasons. Only way he starts is if the team is desperate and the other pg on the team is injured. My hope is smaller for LIn now. Back up pg with significant minutes with possibility of starting when the starting pg is out for whatever reason. If Lin could be overlooked for Toney Douglas, Baron Davis, Patrick Beverly, Price, and Clarkson then his prospects to start are not good. Its not fair. Its not right. But it is what it is. I don’t think it matters where Lin goes, he will not start. I hope for Kings for now. Near home, fast pace, and a big man to PNR who has good hands and foot work in Cousins.

  • orLinaryjoe

    This link has a great chart of the playoff standings. I have this book marked on my phone.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/bracket

  • orLinaryjoe

    The game ain’t over under the fat lady…
    4th quarter and OT decides the game. Remember how LAL lost all those close ones. Of course Warriors is lucky to have that roster, and still looking pretty good with their cap.

  • webattorney

    Wasn’t Curry fouled on his awesome shot from the corner? Two Pelican players slammed him but after the shot was released.

  • webattorney

    Lin won’t start unless the other PG gets injured and Lin plays lights out.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Filler-up

    Sacramento is dysfunctional team unless Karl can work miracles. Indiana would be an interesting team for Lin. Washington would love to have a Lin, Beal and Wall tandem.

  • Filler-up

    I don’t know. He can play the two guard in a small ball line-up. Charlotte might be interested. Washington needs a good back up for Wall and then can play all three guards together too. But Dallas makes a lot of sense too.

  • webattorney

    It’s how you come back from mistakes that make a winner.

  • i didn’t know that steph curry is a christian. this may interest some lin fans. http://www.christianpost.com/news/stephen-curry-explains-jesus-christ-inspired-hand-signal-during-games-133882/

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Can either one of you explain why it is outside the realm of possibility that JLin would become the starting PG for the Mavs or a D’Antoni coached Nuggets? (Bear in mind that Karl has expressed a strong desire to reunite with Lawson by bringing him over from the Nuggets to the Kings.)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    In other words, my bosses Cuban and Nelson made a colossal blunder (and I was dead set against the idea) but now I have to cover for them.

  • joyce ward

    Yeah he is. He and lin wear those faith bracelets

  • guest

    Seriously I couldn’t comprehend the logic some of Lin fans apply on the back up role, lowly discounted contract value( I read one as low as 3 million) so these seemingly intelligent speculations just went on and on..sigh.

  • JoeTeam

    how many times you get up off the floor.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, local news guy said Curry told him, “yes, and you and I should have been at dinner by now” during post game interview.

  • Rick Johnson

    Will be interesting when the NBA Officials 2 last 2 minute report comes out.

    http://official.nba.com/

  • JoeTeam

    More Steph Curry talk after his key 3s tie and win game. More more … ! I like that to me, Lin and Curry are friends and though Lin has not had the supportive system, Lin has show great talent in crunch times over and over.

  • sport

    Lin and Wall has had rivalry since Summer League, so no!

  • grover chang

    LIn and Curry were friends during his time at Golden State

  • JoeTeam

    What do you think are the 3 most important things for Lin to get in FA?

    Me:
    1. FO and Coach committed to him, his style of play
    2. Unknown how the guarantees work, but >30 mins a game
    3. Team with zero divas

    I guess salary is a measuring stick, and I leave that up to management.

    Would love to know other ideas on what’s important.

  • Arsenium12 .

    OK, so it’s not Lin, I guess. I won’t try to delete it….
    __________

    https://twitter.com/ajRAFAEL/status/591307928889589760

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t think that’s JLin. Isn’t ajRafael saying he took a picture of leagueboyy dreaming about JLin’s shoes and shark?

  • Briiick

    If he gets over 10M/year, all of the above are coming true.

  • grover chang
  • jakey

    My playoffs prediction: I want to say Spurs vs Cavs in the finals but most likely going to be GSW vs Cavs and unfortunately Cavs will win it

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope Lin out of there and they are that stupid. The meltdown with Kobe / Rondo / Scott would be epic and good entertainment as long as Lin out of there.

  • Rick Johnson

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    Money Mayweather will soon face a man who has quicker feet, equally quick hands, more powerful punches and stronger will. God bless, Floyd.
    https://twitter.com/RealSkipBayless/status/591668362075308032

  • In-N-Out lifetime all-you-can-eat perk? :]

    Good list. I might add 2 things:
    1. Starter PG
    2. perhaps Eastern Conference team so he can be an All-Star to open up more opportunities (i.e. US National team, etc.)

  • PPP

    I really don’t bother to think what are the most important for him simply I am not smarter than him or had better basketball knowledge than him. Just follow him to whatever team he signs.

    Lin can pick the team he believes is best for him at the time but he has no control of what would happen afterwards. We can only hope for the best.

    1. even FO/coach commitment doesnt mean they will honor it, see Morey (face of the Rockets) / Mitch (More playing time than the Rockets). Coach can be fired in no time even if its MDA.

    2. No team will put it down in black and white for how many minutes you will be played unless you are the franchise player.

    3. See Harden.

    Best is leave it to God…in JLin voice.

  • never underestimate the need for Diva Drama in LA
    100% yes to Rondo/Kobe in LA!

  • TTNN

    That’s Lin’s shoes and shark.

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin has quite a shoe collection. Especially for someone who usually likes to wear flip flops most of the time.

  • Rick Johnson

    These are funny:

    NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 – Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of Houston’s first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks.
    http://www.nba.com/video/channels/originals/2015/04/22/bbops-jason-terry-flop-042115-v2.nba/

  • joyce ward

    This is Kobe talking. When he trying to push his agenda, he gives interviews to Ramona Shellbourne. She will try to say that it is from an insider but it really kobe. When he has to use her,then it means that it is some resistance coming from Mitch/FO. I thought it was very interesting that she went out of her way to say anybody but lin. She didn’t have tio mention lin because they know that he is not coming back. So this tells me that there have been some discussions on bringing lin back.jmo

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  • Rick Johnson

    Can’t believe this guy hasn’t been fired yet. SMH

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/591686114055946241

  • grover chang

    After rondo flopped in the playoffs I was seeing a similar scenario where the Lakers go back to Lin. Once Scott leaving rumors start then I will start getting my hopes up that Lin stays and does well. I still like the idea of linsanity on a big stage, that is where God could use Lin to reach more people.

  • Tina

    Ew

  • Briiick

    Kobe along won’t be this powerful. There must be an ally in the decision making level, who could benefit from the failure of LAL for a few years.

  • guest

    Magic?

  • Tina

    lol. lakers are such a joke

  • webattorney

    Why would Lakers fire BS when he executed Lakers FO’s goal so perfectly?

  • webattorney

    No way Pacman has quicker feet and equally quick hands. I say this as someone who wants Pacman to win.

  • Tina

    he won’t get fired til another 1-2 years. he’s expected to step up now, but i get a feeling he won’t unless they draft a miracle who can lead them to glory.

  • webattorney

    I don’t think one learns all that much from mistakes. But you learn to be more humble and more motivated NOT to make the same mistakes. You will be surprised what qualities come out from you once you have your back to the wall.

  • webattorney

    The refs swallowing their whistle during last moment play is ridiculous. That’s what refs are for.

  • webattorney

    It is a possibility. Just not probable. Nothing is 100%.

  • Rick Johnson

    TWC SportsNetVerified account
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    .@JLin7’s Game Highlight of the Year comes from March where he scored 29 points against the 76ers at Staples.
    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/591693193424416769

  • webattorney

    High probability Lin will get more than 3 Mill. I would say 5 Mill at least. I just don’t see good opening spots for Lin. Lin is a good player but you have to look at the existing players. GMs want to avoid taking risks so they don’t get fired. GMs rather take Rondo, a player who is declining, over Lin, the player whose skills are on the rise, to play it safe. It’s my personal opinion obviously, but I just don’t think Lin’s game has that “wow” factor to persuade GMs and owners. Maybe I am not giving GMs and Owners enough credit to look beyond general media.

  • 1mtoldman

    what he said.

  • webattorney

    Exactly. Scott was brought in to keep Kobe happy and tank to save a draft, etc., NOT to win this year. He will have at least one year or another. Then, he will be gone.

  • joyce ward

    They still will be in rebuilding mode. They’re saying all of this but things will change because Kobe will try to surpass MJ in assists next season

  • Tina

    LOL kobe trying to set all sorts of records before he retires. can’t wait for kobe and BS to be out of Lakers for good. this season was only bearable since lin was there, but i don’t know how i’m going to bear watching lakers next season. torture.

  • webattorney

    Agreed.

  • Tina

    and chipotle. does he already have that? haha

  • 1mtoldman

    carreer: 44/37
    regular season
    41/33
    playoffs
    so a slight drop off…

    however: all the lift to his playoffs numbers are from his time as part timer with okc; with rockets he has yet to hit 40% overall in playoffs in any given year and has declined each year. both in over all and 3 point %.

    the theory that he will get less fta’s (ie “created” fouls called ) in post season is not valid. he gets about the same as regular season.

    so while the significant variable of his fta’s determining team sucess and personal sucess regular season is valid; not so for playoffs.

    his personal and team failure in playoffs appears to be simply a matter of signficant dropoff in shooting %. from regular season to playoffs awa season over season during the playoffs. (during his time with rockets ie. that is to say once he became both starter and “cornerstone”).

  • 1mtoldman

    i think hes already got a lifetime free pass to chipolte. it looks like it anyway whether tru or not.

  • Tina

    hahaha nice!

  • joyce ward

    I really believe that kobe will try to weasel one more contract to get the big payday coming in 2017. LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe already has more assists (and rebounds) than MJ.

  • Tina

    Mother teresa KJFKLDJS! he might since he’d want a piece of that new tv deal salary increase. he’s a greedy man.. no doubt.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too. That’s why he fight so hard now. He doesn’t want to retired $$$ is the big issue for him. smh!

  • joyce ward
  • Tina

    i don’t know enough about the raptors. is this a good idea? any opinions on this?

  • CJSHYY

    Raptors? That coach was talking to him when they vs Raptors… maybe…

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know but they have Lowery already…?

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    So Raptors might try to trade Derozan and Lowery. .and the plot thickens

  • Tina

    wow.. interesting….

  • Brent Yen

    Does not believe it…I have not seen any TOR game in playoff, they seen very under-performing…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
    Kobe has already shown that he is now a 37% FG shooter. That’s when he’s able to take the court at all despite all the pain his body is in. The Lakers want this to be his farewell to the NBA, retirement season. They will not offer him any additional contracts.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kyle Lowry seems to be a very overrated PG.

  • CJSHYY

    Lowry is not playing well in this playoff.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, his stats from the regular season look good, but that must be in part from playing against weak EC teams. Against good teams he seems to disappear.

  • bolero
  • guest

    Morley isn’t bball genius but he sure knows marketing a fair bit. By papackaging Harden the flopping king as the franchise player, he creates the perception that the flopper is an all star who can carry the team to the promised land. Morey’s relentless PR, strategic marketing successfully built the FT flopping of Harden and the NBA condones it. So yeah, maybe therox will advance to the 2nd round but that’s about all Harden and the team could do.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, I didn’t see that until the replay, Curry was knocked completely out of bounds. Weird no-whistle compared to KT’s foul off ball. I was thinking Refs really want a 5th game.

  • 1mtoldman

    lowry has not played well since the all star game; for awhile he set out a lot with an alleged injury; i projected maybe it was because of embarassment.

  • JoeTeam

    I guess so, good answer.

  • 1mtoldman

    oh canada, our home and native land.

  • JoeTeam

    good ones, the I/O thing is s a mist. Wanna see a Lin pic with the heir who I think is about 33 now. You know that story? Sad one but it sounds like the daughter is doing well with her responsibility.

  • 1mtoldman

    i see kobe doing exactly the same thing he did for the past two years…for two more years. i.e. coming back, collapsing again, promising to be back again. lather rinse repeat.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, let’s go for $10m then!

  • 1mtoldman

    i agree that morey isn’t a basketball genius but is a business genius. he is concerned with flipping assets; maximizing profits for alexander (who has taken some hits in recent years otherwise) and hes good at that. i dont think he really cares whether the team wins or not, just maximizing profits (as any good ceo today must do).

  • 1mtoldman

    what he said.

  • JoeTeam

    Imagine all that money going to kids initiatives, really the work and the ‘invisible hand’ doesn’t always work out fairly.

  • 1mtoldman

    has anybody here actually eaten at in n out ? where is it? i spent a lot of time in l.a. and i never seen one. (of course i wasn’t looking).

    i prefer chronic tacos.

  • JoeTeam

    Go Curry, MVP!

  • Briiick

    LAL or NYK can have Lowry.

  • 1mtoldman

    Raymond Felton is starting at point guard for Mavs. Joined by Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler in lineup.

    –tim mcmahon espn.

    fatty felton was the 4th pg now hes starting in the playoffs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Go Mavs!!!

  • JoeTeam

    you gotta go there bro. Brent doesn’t like it, but I like the fries bcuz they are fresh cut from real potatoes, and you can order low salt, no bread, all kinds of special setups (go to the site to get the names of the different combos). And everybody there seems to be happy. Did they say it’s grass fed beef? Not sure.

  • JoeTeam

    wow, did Mavs just concede? Cuban really messed this year up. Parsons, just paying back for all those extended minutes last 3 yrs. You can’t be pretty foreva … gotta stay true like Mr Lin.

  • 1mtoldman

    is this like all over l.a.? im usually either in south bay or santa monica/venice. are they there? where?

  • JoeTeam
  • CJSHYY
  • Yascar

    Well whatever. He’s 32. And Monta might not even stay with Dallas. All this speculation is doing all our heads in. It’s way too early.

  • JoeTeam

    TV analysts are saying Rondo’s stock is really down from his Mavs year. This definitely reads like a paid-for PR piece, it’s so unrealistic.

  • 1mtoldman

    or keep calm and…..

  • CJSHYY

    I know he is not young but still good. If Ellis stays then Mo will have good chance to get the job.

  • 1 Mavs fan got creative with his Rondo jersey :]

    https://twitter.com/NBA_Skits/status/591747108342001664

  • I would like to see JLin offering support to his good buddy Parson in Dallas
    Check out what famous Dallas food to offer
    See how warm the reception in the arena when he gets in the Kiss Cam LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Didn’t see Rondo on the bench? Mav just plays fast break & only down by 1. Hope Mav can win today.

  • 1mtoldman

    speaking of gone where did the rockets lead go? also gonedo

  • 42-36 in 1st quarter is surprising.
    DAL defense is non-existent?
    I’m not watching yet

  • I wonder if he’s ordered to stay at home

  • 1mtoldman

    when i put in my comment the lead was down to 1.

    yeah it looks like first one to 150 wins.

  • 1mtoldman

    follow the jeremy summer means fun rules.

  • 1mtoldman

    parsons be pretty foreva

  • wow.. All-Star games here
    Dallas needs some stops to get a win for sure

  • oh yeah.. it’s very good
    just check out their website for nearest branch
    Chronic Tacos sounds like something I want to try

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mo Williams can definitely help this team. Anyone who can catch up with Jeremy from behind deserves a chance to play. His stock should be about $4m/year.

  • really? I haven’t heard about it.. will check it out

  • yes, he got the in-season free food w/ Chipotle.. now he needs the off-season food w/ In-N-Out LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Just checked and watched the last minutes. Saw the 7-0 run and it’s 44-44 @9:52 2nd qtr.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t like Barea game. A little too isos to me.

  • bolero

    he’s balling though. he’s pushing the pace and leading..

  • Tina

    🙂 🙂 hope he gets it! hahaha he loves himself some chipotle and in-n-out! LOLLL cutie jlin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas leads 52-49.
    Both sides shooting well.

  • Tina

    wow. not watching game, but it will be something if they win without rondo.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ya but he didn’t pass at least 2-3 balls to an open man, little time I watched and he took the shots himself, causing a miss.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc Cuban seems to have history w player not happy or work out not well w Mav…just no needs to show up anymore.

  • bolero

    that’s fine..he’s better than felton though..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Now that Rondo is gone. Ellis will start rolling.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Sure hope so. That will be a wake-up call to Mark Cuban, the baskeball dummy trading away young players and draft choices for nothing.

  • Alain Gervais

    wow rondo must feel like crap right now

  • orLinaryjoe

    Mavs up by 10 after ball poked from Harden

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Monta Ellis is going to make James Harden look frigid.

  • orLinaryjoe

    crappy attitude does that to him

  • bolero

    Barea with 7 assist so far in 2Q.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A big 2nd quarter from Mavericks. Now with the disgusting ballhogger gone for good, they play like a team. 26-9 run!

  • Alain Gervais

    his stock takes another hit

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unbelievable quarter!
    Ellis is really balling. MVP!
    Ellis 20 points
    Harden + D12 20 points.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought people here dont like ellis. they’re always bashing ellis.

  • 1mtoldman

    dallas was already beating the rockets in this series when rondo wasn’t on the floor.

  • 1mtoldman

    barea was leading ppg scorer in fiba.

    barea and harris have got primary minutes and performance in dallas even after rondo came.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They played more like before Rondo came…. So happy for them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis has been the most consistent SG in the league constantly making plays in his 9 years of NBA career. A tough SG that can pass. He is very consistent for his 9 years in the league.

  • 1mtoldman

    tell them not me im the ellis defender on here.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They scored 36 points for each quarter but their defense gets better and holds the Rocket to 23 points in the 2nd quarter.

  • webattorney

    Rockets is going to win this one.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis is number one in the league in making contested shots; better than Nowitzki.

  • 1mtoldman

    key game variables: rockets when win harden gets fta reguar season, (hes not getting them this game so they lose right?)

    but….playoffs has been different, in playoffs harden still gets fta but rockets lose because….harden shoots terrible %…

    this game hes shooting high % so.

    if the one variable holds rockets lose, if the other, they win.

  • Brent Yen

    Not watching it, how so?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unless they can score 72 points in the 2nd half.

  • 1mtoldman

    Updated Mavs plus-minus for series:

    With Rajon Rondo: minus-35 in 37 minutes

    Without Rondo: plus-22 in 80 minutes

    –tim mcmahon

    (note to be fair mcmahon is a certifed roh; doesnt change the stat–the important point here is that rockets were already beating the rockets when rondo wasn’t on the floor and they’ve only continued that this game so far).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban has proved himself no better than James Dolan.

  • Alain Gervais

    he has a chip

  • Alain Gervais

    dirt is just too old. 37 is really old. dallas don’t have the help duncan gets from the spurs

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban made a bonehead decision to trade for Rondo.

    Look at what he gave up for such an unprofessional PG:

    Starting point guard Jameer Nelson,
    Backup wing Jae Crowder (who’d be the only Maverick capable of slowing down James Harden in the playoffs),
    Backup center Brandan Wright,
    a 2015 first-round pick,
    a 2016 second-round pick.

    This must be the craziest trade that help Boston and hurt the Mavericks.
    If you’re Carlisle, you should fire this owner and start looking for a better team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Cuban keeps this up, Mavericks would soon be what the Knicks is.

  • Grace Nsns

    Wow 3pt game! Mavs not that bad, Go Mavs!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    1 point game! Go Mavericks.
    Hope Aminu makes a steal.

  • Alain Gervais

    do you understand business. its risk/reward. rondo was worth the risk. it just didn’t pan out. move on

  • Lisa

    Who could foresee Rondo being so unprofessional?

    He came with a rep of being a competitor and fierce fighter.

    Cuban rolled the dice, unfortunately he crapped out.

    I think Dirk can play a few more year but they’re going to need some serious D to cover/support that guy

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is going to prove you wrong. Whatever team he’s going to play, he will become the cancer.
    He’s finished as a player.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hope Dirk make a 3 pointer. That will be great!
    I bet Rocket is going to foul.

  • Grace Nsns

    the familiar Dirk back

  • Alain Gervais

    i said nothing on rondo doing great on his next team. at the time he was worth it not any more. lakers would be stupid to sign him. james dolan inherited a popular team. cuban build the mass from scratch. give the man credit where its due.

  • Alain Gervais

    2 point game

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas can win by making a 3.
    4 players of Dallas can shoot 3.

  • Alain Gervais

    tie

  • Alain Gervais

    well much better game atleast

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban should bang his block head against the wall.

  • Grace Nsns

    ok at least not as bad as last game.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ouch. Had a chance.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! But lose is lose… only one more game to go. Mav’s D is really bad… Hope they can win at least one game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They need Jeremy to run the offense. They need to buy out Raymond Felton.

  • Alain Gervais

    i can tell if lin goes to mavs you’ll have issue with cuban

  • Grace Nsns

    ….

  • Alain Gervais

    dirk cant defend and tyson is over the hill

  • John Lee

    Rox avoided first round exit thanks to Cuban’s bet on Rondo.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban is too busy acting.

  • Alain Gervais

    probably would still lose. houston got stops mavs didn’t.before the trade it would be the same. also without parson they have no driving player but barea

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He made a big mistake… smh! I just hope they will not get 0-4.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No Dirk will call out Mark Cuban first. The discount of his contract means nothing to the team with Mark Cuban making bonehead decisions.

  • John Lee

    Tough to say, Nelson’s leaps and bounds above Felton.

  • Alain Gervais

    remember in baseball a great player hit the ball 3/10 times

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true. Tyson is not good now. I hate to see Rox won…. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    Why it’s not Rox got Rondo?! smh!

  • Alain Gervais

    rox defense is better but 130 for a parson less mavs is not good. also the offense is very dependent. luckily mavs defense helped them.

  • Lisa

    At the end of the season, I was really high on Lin going to the Mavs.

    With the situation between the Head Coach and Rondo — I’m having second thoughts.

    I know everything you read is here say, we really don’t know the truth but so much is said about the coach being a control freak. That bothers me a bit.

    But yeah, Felton needs to go and I think Jeremy’s better than Harris so I think he can win that starting job.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Then Morey will have all the fun in the world making Mark Cuban look like a clown.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea but thats not saying much

  • John Lee

    How ironic that Rox defense got good with the “Elite defender” gone.

  • Alain Gervais

    ok your getting a bit weird now

  • John Lee

    Weigh in the fact that the Mavs would also be less short-handed with Crowder and Wright. Better chemistry too.

  • Briiick

    Cuban is pissed because he thought he overpaid Parsons to weaken Rox and got Rondo to upgrade Ellis, LOL.

  • Alain Gervais

    its mostly Ariza and his size. the funny part with Ariza rox don’t need bev. he is the physical defender who gets the best guy. a plus being he can actually defend

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After this Rondo trade, Dallas will suck for years unless they get some real good help soon. They don’t have draft choices. Their only hope is to get help from FAs with very limited cap space. Mark Cuban needs a good prayer.

  • Alain Gervais

    tyson is still over the hill though

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Now he doesn’t have Parsons nor Rondo to play against the Rocket in the first round.
    The lesson is owners should stay away from making basketball decisions. Donnie Nelson knows better than his boss.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really want Mavs to win the game but….. Seem like Mavs will be 0-4. Don’t want R to go to second round but….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like WAS and TOR are going to be head to head in 3rd game.

  • Lemonbar808

    I always thought that Cuban was big on “Chemistry” — he really went out on a limb with Rondo

    smhhh Lakers/Kobe want Rondo so bad, I hope they get him. Scott/Kobe/Rondo what a team that will be, probably will have more drama that Young & the Restless

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Watching Spurs and Clippers a little now:-) Hope that Spurs will win the game:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban wants to be an actor.

  • John Lee

    No denying that, the point is all things being equal, Nelson + Crowder + Wright >> Felton + Rondo (whether on or off the court).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Buss family will be dumb enough to give him the contract.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why would Jeremy want to play for the coach who doesn’t believe in pick and roll, 3 pointers, and benched him for Ronnie Price or Jordon Clarkson. Enough is enough, man. Jeremy and Scott don’t fit in a team.

  • JJ Hui

    I really hope SAS win this game! SAS has no drama queen, no prima donna and no super stars! And T. Duncan’s birthday tomorrow, so it will be sweet for them to win this one!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Throughout Jeremy’s career, God has made him offers that he can’t refuse.
    He has to sign his home team GS rather than the Mavericks.
    He was waived and played for Rockets and then waived and played for Knicks.
    He had only one offer after the Linsanity season.
    He was traded to LA.
    Now his next team is going to make an offer that Jeremy couldn’t refuse. What team will it be?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Maybe I shouldn’t watch the game. The teams I root for ends up losing:-)

  • JJ Hui

    LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy has a better shooting % than this.

  • Alain Gervais

    ok that went way over your head

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL
    Let’s agree to disagree.

  • Grace Nsns

    Leonard is HUGE!

  • Alain Gervais

    i guess

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The only defender I know who can stop Jeremy one-on-one.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Raptors lost big in the last min:-) 105 v 99 with 16.9 second left.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I only know that Morey will laugh his head off at Mark Cuban now.

  • Cuban’s mistake was to trade for Rondo although it had high chance to blow up the team chemistry.

    Cuban dissed Morey’s math while Dallas is better in chemistry.
    Who knew Cuban could mess with team chemistry in disastrous way?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like all playoffs round 1 are 3-0 or 2-0 except Spurs vs Clippers. Why???? No fun:-) Should go to 3-4 or something like that:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well seem like Rando is definitely living up to his fame:-)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah well, if Rockets will face the Spurs on the second round, it’ll be fun for me to do some light trolling on Jim Parson’s IG.

  • oh yeah, everyone and every coach knew he’s “mercurial” in the locker room.
    Ray Allen hated him and moved to the Heat.

    Cuban bought a cat in the bag and it turned out to be a wild mountain cat
    He should have known Lin is a better chemist for Dallas :]

  • wait until Spurs is up 3-1 first :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW It’s fun to watch Leonard game:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    Leonard beasting

  • Leonard just clipped the Clippers.
    56-40 Ouch!

  • Lin-2-Leonard sounds good! (if Parker is not there)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, at least Mavs tried and didn’t work. So, they don’t have to make more offers in his FA. Good on the trial:-) Lakers can have him. Would like to see the drama between him, KB and BS. That will be epic!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Somehow I doubt JLin will end up in Spurs:-)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’d say, 4-0.. hahaha

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Never say never. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Announcer: Chris Paul is really struggling; Chris Paul is really struggling

  • hehe.. it’s possible with the way Leonard plays plus shutting down Harden :]

  • I can picture you rocking Lin’s black Spurs jersey if it ever happens!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Despite of TP is 2-9 4 pts, he is +21 second highest in the team after Green +22.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I would, and I wouldn’t mind sharing a photo of that with the world.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I don’t say “never” but use the word “doubt.” Who knows which team JLin will end up with. Hopefully not Lakers or Rox:-)

  • Between Kawhi’s +14 and Duncan’s +18, it’s clear he benefited the most from them :]

  • Grace Nsns

    good to know, I kind of worried about him, I watch TV on and off he looked awful.

  • It’s impressive to see how Kahwi dominated on the offensive end with skills (post-up, footwork, etc.) without forcing things

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He moves within a “flow”. He lets things come into him rather than force it to happen.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. That’s why I’m surprised to see his high +/-.

  • Watch how the Spurs defense didn’t let up even when up 18 pts
    That’s how good Pop managed to instill discipline to his Spurs team

    No wonder Clippers spirit looks broken now

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Really enjoy Spurs game. Don’t think Clippers have a chance to win this game now.

  • I’m loving this Spurs clinic tonight LOL

  • yeah, and he didn’t force to dominate .. he can easily go ISO but still managed to stay in the team flow, finding Parker and other open teammates. Thumbs up to Pop!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Finally, after seeing a lot of ISOs last regular season, watching a team that moves BOTH on defense and offense is refreshing. Basketball is fun again.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Getting chewed out by Pop for going ISO intimidates him more than missing a shot.

  • Such a beautiful team-ball indeed.
    No ego, no diva, just a well-coached team executing teamwork on offense while creating deflections, blocks, steals as a team.

    Clippers is done for the series now. Their body language said they give up already

  • Briiick

    Pop’s army is cold-blooded and consistent.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    21 pts. WOW! That’s lot! 70 vs 49 after 3rd qtr.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Really love to see the team chemistry of two ball hoggers.

  • There’s no sense of urgency for Clippers on defense.
    They just walk around out there.

    Pop would have lit up his Spurs team on blowing defensive assignment even if they’re up 20pts.
    Doc is no Pop in this matter

  • yeah, we all can see Pop chewing up players for walking slower when up 20+pts LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Team defense with helping hands blocking shots. How many blocks shots did SA Spurs made? Incredible. They’re helping hands block those shots.

  • Alain Gervais

    officially a blow out

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If someone as slow as Diaw can slice through your interior defense, it sends a clear message you shouldn’t ignore: Your interior D is just sucky.

  • It’s amazing to see all white Spurs jersey move in unison on defense

  • oh man, Danny Green’s 3 just broke the Clipper’s back!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As of now, is there any other playoff team that blew out an opponent?

  • Diaw just waltzed in there ]

  • no, just the Champ!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When the Spurs make those 3s, it must be a blow out. If not, the game will still be close.
    Today they shot 41% and made 9 3s. That’s almost the winning margin.

  • What surprised me the most is there’s no fighting back

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm, looking at the 130 Rockets-128 Mavericks… it’s safe to assume both teams have no defense. Thoroughly needs a reminder that if they want to survive playoffs, they’ll need to have one.

  • Clipper’s D is simply non-existent

  • Alain Gervais

    its hard when defensively you cant stop nothing

  • Alain Gervais

    the ball movement is making it that way.

  • I got a feeling Jeremy could be watching Spurs somewhere and think,
    “Maybe I would look good in Spurs jersey and have fun playing team-ball”

    “How heavy is that championship ring?” :]

  • they also gave up trying. it’s very sad to see

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He is. I know he is. He’s probably studying the game too, to get pointers to improve his own.

    And probably to get pointers how to get away from Kawhi whenever Pop assigns him on man-to-man defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    a lot of teams want to copy spurs way so he has options

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! CP3 got 6 TO? Spurs is good! LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    cant wait for harden to see them. paul rarly turns it over

  • IsabeliJane*17

    When you’re playing against a team with THAT defense, you’re toast.

  • hopefully yes, like ATL

    this is really good for all NBA if Spurs teamball wins another ring.
    they might not win a ring but it will raise JLin’s FA value as a team player

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Spurs took away Clippers’ lobs and nullified their 3 point shooting.. and Doc has no answer.

  • so true, they have no midrange in the Lob City
    HOU might be the next victim

  • wow, noone even smiles on Spurs bench.
    They’re afraid Pop will yell at them LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Judging from this game Green can stop Harden one-on-one as well and no need for Kawhi to expand too much of an effort to defend him.

  • Briiick

    Pop coaches his team like a cold-blooded army.

  • yes, come to think about it, DAL doesn’t have one shutdown defender like Wes Matthews in POR last season. If any team has 1 good defender to shut down Harden, they’ll be toast

  • IsabeliJane*17

    They don’t, thanks to Cuban. I’d say, his risk for getting Rondo didn’t bring any reward. AT ALL. Not a smart risk to take. Didn’t do his homework.

  • Wow, Kahwi scored 32 pts and Diaw is 2nd highest with 15pts.
    The Big 3 only scored a combined 12pts but yet Spurs still won by 27pts (100-73)

    It will be very tough to slow down the Spurs.
    Kahwi has arrived!

  • He was in the Air Force so it’s very fitting!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s like picking your poison: either you load up defending Duncan or risk having the other 4 Spurs on the floor toast you.

  • yeah, Brandan Wright was playing so well. Crowder too.
    Even Danny Ainge would feel bad for bankrupting Cuban! :]

  • sport

    That’s why he has the authority to hold stars accountable, isn’t afraid of anyone! Of course the fact he used to be the GM and has full control of the Spurs helps as well.

  • yeah, Doc is in shock right now. “What just happened?”

  • kittyhead

    I think their defense is doomed to be bad when he offered Parsons the big contract and gave up re-signing Marion.

  • dolphin2k2

    Its because they have to worry about who he will pass it to if they get on him. Spur’s real potency is their ability to pass from guard to big man and make you guard everyone on the floor.

  • Another playoff failure for Chris Paul.
    Coaches know to stuck a taller defender (i.e. Danny Green) on a small 6’0″ CP3 to make him disappear.

    CP3 used to drive strong to the rim in Hornets days but he never did again post-injury
    https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/591815104531955712

  • IsabeliJane*17

    His bench last season had the fighting chance stomping the Rockets starters. Sucks how he just gutted that roster.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If this was Jeremy, people will harp endlessly about the turnovers.

  • Great description of what happened to Spurs vs Clippers game tonight

    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/591813724601618432

  • yup, they’d say he’s passive, shut down easily and only 6’3″ PG LOL

  • dolphin2k2

    HOU’s real danger is the way Smith and DH are playing. Harden will benefit from the defense trying to lock down on them. The 4 – 5 pick and roll play is killing the Mavs.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. Reminded me of this NBA Christmas presser:

  • Keith

    This guy always bite his tongue

  • ra

    who ended up being lakers mvp

  • LAJane

    Expensive lesson on the risks of going for the glitziest toys.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree on Wright. What a waste, for Wright too

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe he is thinking, man I am gonna beat this team, one day

  • Brent Yen

    Any 4-X pnr will kill the Mavs….so….

  • Brent Yen

    I follow some of those accounts. Somehow they use Kobe’s picture with some positive things…..sometimes…..very not convincing, inspiring.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rondo was never glitzy. He just looked “shiny” because Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen’s “shines” reflected on him. When they left the Celtics, those glitz were gone along with them, and Rondo’s true “glitz” is exposed.

  • MJ like?

  • LOL if they don’t recruit me, I better learn how to beat them

  • Rick

    According to fan votes, JLin.
    Because it is Lin, they (TSW) probably don’t want to announce the result? IDK

  • That’s one head-scratcher indeed.
    NBA should conduct Most Hated Teammate (MHT) anonymously by players to see who’s the real villain in the NBA

  • Rick Johnson

    Did Rondo even go to the game to support his team? Was he sitting on the bench in a suit?

  • CJSHYY

    No, didn’t see him. The announcers didn’t talk about him either.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perfect fit for Byron Scott and Kobe’s Lakers

    Rajon Rondo’s game is suddenly outdated, and it could cost him millions in free agency

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rajon-rondos-game-suddenly-outdated-213900295.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=tw

    The Rondo trade turned into a disaster for the Mavs. He didn’t fit with the team’s fast-paced, spread offense and he didn’t jell with Carlisle, with the two fighting during and after a February game over play-calling duties.

    That Rondo couldn’t fit into one of the best offenses in the NBA — one that exemplifies much of what a modern NBA offense looks like — spells trouble for his future. As a free agent this summer, finding an ideal team fit for Rondo is difficult, simply because he plays differently than most successful point guards do in 2015.

    NBA offense has evolved rapidly over the last three years. Just look at the 2011-12 Boston Celtics, which made it to the Eastern Conference Finals (stats via NBA.com/Stats):

    That year — that last year of the Garnett-Pierce-Allen era — the Celtics played at the 22nd slowest pace in the NBA, averaging 92.6 possessions per game. In 2014-15, that would be dead-last in the NBA.

    In 2011-12, 12 teams averaged over 20 three-pointers per game, with the Orlando Magic leading the league in attempts per game with 27. In 2014-15, 19 NBA teams took over 20 three-pointers per game, four of them averaging over 27 per game.

    In 2011-12, 22 teams averaged 24 or more shot attempts from midrange. In 2014-15, nine teams averaged 24 or more shot attempts from midrange.

    In the span of three years, the NBA has realized that fast-paced offense with an abundance of three-pointers and shots at the rim is the most efficient way to score, while teams have begun to ignore less efficient midrange shots.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think Rondo is perfect fit w Kobe bc they both like slower pace on court. Rondo can’t score well that will make Kobe looks great. Lin is not good fit w Kobe bc it will only waste his time & skill.

  • Brent Yen

    Can not wait to see some Lin’s training video, it always gives fans hope for sign of a better new season…

  • Brent Yen

    You mean Lakers? They did not make the playoff….lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You might have to wait for a little while as he probably just resumes his regular training. More eager to hear his plan on June Asian trip:-) Then we can focus on his FA:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Last yr, he had the whole 3 weeks…for resting. I expect more this time…since he got one more free month.

  • I want to see JLin in Dallas for Game 4, supporting his buddy Parsons, offering moral support to new buddies (Carlisle, Cuban) plus taking pics with Brent’s family.

    Who’s with me? :]

  • Brent Yen

    LOL……I am all for it….

  • there we go :>
    Tweet him your kids think JLin is only as tall as your TV.
    So maybe he can surprise your kids in Dallas

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not me:-) Parsons is ruling out for the game I believe.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That can be true. Then we will see more of his “holiday” than training vid:-) Have a feeling that he might have done a new vid with the group:-)

  • that’s why he needs moral support sitting on the bench to recover quickly lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL! Not our JLin though:-) It isn’t in his gene:-)

  • HY C

    somehow I can never forget how CP25 iced him out all the time last season

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….sound like a good idea.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Honestly I’m not sure the idea of the reunion of JLin and CP25 is good idea. I’d rather JLin goes to a new team to have a total fresh start. Obviously I prefer him to go to a team that plays teamball with a coach that believe in him. Preferably to be a starter. Hopefully a coach that doesn’t play favorite games:-)

  • After much delay, I finally counted the tally for the 1st Ever JLin Stats Poll.

    And the Champion is @CJSHYY:disqus with 12 wins!
    @disqus_W4kOOens57:disqus managed to edge out 4 other competitors in the last second to s***** RUNNER-UP #1
    4 other members are tied as RUNNER-UP#2: @moominfloren:discus, @maknusia:disqus, @melody (@JLin Fan from Australia:disqus) and @psalm234:disqus

    Congratulations! I will contact the winner for the prizes. Thanks for your patience. Hopefully we will have more fun voting for JLin’s next team in 2015-16 season

    http://www.jlinportal.com/2014-15-jlin-stats-poll-winners/

  • there were some selfish moments for sure ..but I attributed it to HOU culture to get their own shots first, thanks to their fearless leader

  • true .. a coach with confidence in JLin is high on my list too

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Should add the coach didn’t just pay lip service before he was hired:-) Would like to see the action more than words:-)

  • blubell

    I’m not even runner up? This is a scam! I mean… Congratulations to the winners! 🙂
    So what prize will you give yourself, psalm? lol.

  • 7iger

    JLIN so mean he blocks all the thoughts of any fan girls 😀

  • 7iger

    Yeah! Spurs never disappointed me hehe. Let’s go Spurs another championship.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin is #3 in total number of blocks (32) for PGs in regular season
    (he played less minutes than John Wall and Eric Bledsoe (tied for #1)
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/blocks/sort/blocks/seasontype/2/position/point-guards

    Jeremy is #1 in BLKP48M (Block per 48 minutes) for PGs@0.81
    Eric Bledsoe is #2 @0.77
    John Wall is #3 @0.76
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/blocks/sort/avg48Blocks/seasontype/2/position/point-guards

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    The way Spurs play, the chance is quite high.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Congrats @CJSHYY:disqus! LOL Not bad still made it to #3:-) Seem like my decision to stay @15pts/5asts paid off:-) Guess I only changed a little for a few games paid off:-)

  • KL

    Being team oriented and win oriented can be challenging. You will need time to figure out your team mates and your role on the team. It is so much easier to be selfish and then you will be “consistent” because you will always aim to get your stats. I hope Lin finds a real team soon. July can’t come soon enough.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs really avenge for their first game loss at LA in a spectacular fashion.

    Their first win over the Clipper in OT is just a marginal victory. They won by hecking DeAndre Jordon. People might even call it a lucky win but the win in game 3 is convincing from the beginning to the end. The Clipper had never been in the game at all.

    Let’s see how Doc Rivers can overcome the full court game of the Spurs. Most likely he couldn’t. The Spurs play like a champion now.

    The point is SA Spurs can still improve that the Clippers couldn’t. Tony Parker and Ginobili and Boris Diaw haven’t played at their normally high efficient level yet; specially Boris Diaw. As time goes, Boris Diaw will be in better shape and shed more weight which would help the team a lot.

  • KL

    I can clearly recall the title clinching game 5 for the Spurs last season. Lebron was playing great and the Spurs were falling far behind early on. But the Spurs were so poised and just gradually got back into the game. They Spurs seem to be at odds with the NBA’s philosophy or marketing individual stars. But they are a great team simple as that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs don’t just go out to the free agent market and buy the most expensive big names in the market.

    They brought up their stars from within. They gave up George Hill for Kwahi Leonard and Kwahi unbelievably blossoms into the best defender in the league that could explode offensively any night. That’s no stopping of him. He knows defense as much as any other defender.

    Laker can never be a power house again in modern NBA. They have only the old school coach, old school offense and a degenerated star in Kobe Bryant. May his soul rest in peace but he hasn’t been a factor for 2 years in a row. There is no reason to believe that Kobe can be any better. He probably won’t be able to play half of the regular season again next year.

    This is SA Spurs era because their management has turned to the right direction in the game of basketball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A cold blood assassin on the court. He took J J Redick completely out of his game. Chris Paul was all alone. Very soon he would take on Blake Griffin too. In fact Tiago Splitter has done a great job in defending Griffin that Leonard may spend more time harassing Chris Paul in his spare time.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tiago Splitter really helps the Spurs tonight and makes his present felt in his 17 minutes of the game.
    Incredible defense by the Spurs. The Clippers were simple shut down completely. They were out-rebounded and they were outscored in 3 pointers. I couldn’t recall a game that Jamal Crawford shoot 1-11. The perimeter defense is horrifying.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban eat a humble pie this season. All his decisions on the team backfires. He should just let Donnie Nelson do his job and he can spend more time in his acting career.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers is outdated!
    They can’t buy a championship with their kingsize budget.

  • webattorney

    As expected, Rockets won 3rd game against Mavs even though they were down by 10 at some point. They will probably lose to Spurs in 2nd round because Leonard will be covering Harden like glue. Rockets with an ineffective Harden is not a good enough team that can beat Spurs. I still think Clippers has a chance against Spurs. If they can win the 4th game, it’s a new ball game.

  • webattorney

    What I love about Leonard is not only is he a two-way player but he can raise his game when it counts and doesn’t seek individual stats. He’s really an all-around BB player. Great attitude also.

  • CJSHYY

    Thank You. :)))

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs is the nightmare matchup for HOU, LAC and GSW….lol so GSW much have rooted for HOU to get to WCF

  • Brent Yen

    66 days b4 the FA begins!!!

  • Maknusia

    lol…earlier we were counting down for the season to be over and now for FA to begin….

  • Brent Yen

    Oh I did not notice that TOR are 0-3 now……M…..I guess those HOU produced PGs all are having a bad yr…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Just looking at the final score between Rockets vs Mavericks, are these two teams even aware they’re already in the playoffs? Those scores scream that they’re still in regular season mode. Rockets just lucked out facing the depleted, no bench, and meh defense Mavericks.

    Harden’s 42 points won’t do squat in the second round, especially against the Spurs. Of all the Western conference teams, Rockets has the weakest inside power.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think Lowery played so so after the injury…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I realized you were a sore loser when you didn’t give me credit for guessing that your name is Anna Llebulb…smh. But you are right to call out psalm for his sleight of hand. You just know he will grab first prize next season. Tryin’ to stir the pot…;)

  • Maknusia

    You are not allowed to vote for next season!

  • Maknusia

    That should be at the top of the list…hmmmnot high enough

  • Maknusia

    He suppose to release 3 videos…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Parsons, Dirk and Tyson should all be making the case that Lin has Nash-like qualities and potential.

    But on a side note, Tyson has been looking like he’s 42 instead or only 32.

  • Maknusia

    thats too revealing…

  • Maknusia

    He has all the right things….could be a star in the making!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Hopefully that was CP25 earning less than $1 mil per year. Now that he makes $15 mil/ year maybe he can show some more team spirit.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Great marketing idea!

    Fans, come out and watch the Lakers play. It’s not just a sporting event. It’s like a trip to a museum where you can watch history come alive!

  • Maknusia

    Possible Destinations for Jeremy Lin in Upcoming Free Agency – by Andrew Au

    After a roller coaster season and butting heads with Head Coach Byron Scott, Jeremy Lin is probably looking to take his talents elsewhere this upcoming NBA off-season. We all know that he will probably leave the Lakers more likely than not, but where is he going to go? Where should he go? Obviously it depends on which teams offers him a contract, but we know that he will probably choose a team that he best fits on. There are plenty of possible destinations Jeremy could be headed so lets dive in.

    1.) Houston Rockets – I know what some of you are thinking. Why would be go back to a team that misused him and a coach that didn’t trust him and threw him under the bus multiple times? Well for one, the beginning of Lin’s career didn’t go as well as many had planned. He struggled to fit in with ball dominant James Harden and got lost on offense (and defense) most of the time. But as time went on, Lin started to find his groove with the team, and finding ways to fit in the offense. He started to get more comfortable down the road, and did well coming off the bench for the Rockets.

    Also, the Rockets had stated that they only traded Lin to to the Lakers to free up cap space to sign Chris Bosh in the off-season. It has been rumored that Houston is expected to be among the top suitors for Lin this coming FA. Plus Lin could regain his starting spot back because Patrick Beverly is also going to be a FA and could sign with a different team. I think at this point in Lin’s career, he would want to be on a playoff team and help a team contend for a title.

    2.) Dallas Mavericks– It has been rumored that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban really likes what Lin brings to the table and could try to sign him this off-season. This rumor makes a lot of sense because Lin would fit in nicely in Rick Carlisle’s pick-n-roll offense and will be reunited with his Linsanity buddy C Tyson Chandler and Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons. All signs are showing that Rajon Rondo will be leaving Dallas this off-season, so Lin could slide into that starting point guard position.

    SG Monta Ellis could even bolt from the Mavs this off-season as well, so as long they don’t sign a higher status PG, Lin should be getting the majority of the ball handling. Also it is important to note that Lin played for the Mavs Summer League team back when he a rookie, and tried to sign him afterwards, but he passed for the Golden State Warriors. This is the perfect chance to get Lin back.

    3.) Denver Nuggets– Now this will probably not happen unless the Nuggets hire Mike D’Antoni to be the Head Coach, but sources say that D’Antoni is among the top choices for the Nuggets to hire in the summer. Also it has been said that they could be moving on with their starting PG Ty Lawson so Lin could get that starting spot. D’Antoni can run the pick-n-roll as much as he can with Lin and he could put up big stats and give Denver W’s in the win column. Its a win-win situation for everybody. I honestly don’t think any of this will happen, but you never know in the NBA.

    4.) LA Lakers– Although Lin had mostly a bumpy season with the Lakers, I would not rule out his return to the LakeShow. He started to gain steam after the All-Star break averaging around 15 points and 5 assists per game, getting more comfortable with the team.

    He has also stated that he definitely will consider coming back as he loves the city, fans, and got along very well with his teammates. He has also stated that his relationship with Byron Scott got better as he has trusted him a lot more than the start of the season. Even if Rondo signs with the Lakes in FA, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lin decided to come back.

    5.) NY Knicks– Now this might not be as far fetched as people might think. There has been rumors that the Knicks have attempted to get Lin back in a trade these past few years, but haven’t had the resources to do so. Well now they won’t have to, as they can sign him as a FA. The Knicks are in desperate need of a PG and a play maker and I think that he would do well in Derek Fisher’s triangle offense.

    The Knicks will have a lot of money to spend this off season and I don’t think they will be able to get Rondo or Goran Dragic, so they will have to spend some money to bring Lin back. They could possibly sign Greg Monroe and Anthony-Towns from the draft, and Lin would work tremendously well with both of them in the pick-n-roll. I think even Carmelo would welcome Lin back with open arms. Anthony isn’t getting any younger and he will need someone to take the load of him, and Lin could very much do that. Unless they are able to pry Reggie Jackson away from the Pistons, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Knicks offer Lin a contract and a reunion back to NY.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1. No
    2. Possibly.
    3. Possibly.
    4. Surely, No. Hello Rondo.
    5. Depends.

  • Maknusia
  • Brewkowski

    For such a high scoring and paced game only 10 turnovers by Mavs…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This piece is poorly written, self-contradictory and just plain stupid.

  • Maknusia

    explain please?!

  • Maknusia
  • lleepar
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    1) Poorly written: There are numerous mistakes of grammar and sentence structure throughout. Let’s take the first paragraph as an example:

    …probably…more likely than not (These cannot be used in the same clause.)

    …teams offers… (disagreement between noun and verb)

    …a team that he best fits on. (Wrong to add the preposition “on”)

    … possible destinations Jeremy could be headed… (Left out the prepostion “to”)

    so lets dive in. (left out apostrophe in “let’s”)

    This goes on throughout the piece.

    2) Self contradictory: Being self-contradictory is also very poor writing. He starts out: “We all know that he will probably leave the Lakers more likely than not.”

    But then option # 4 is…LA Lakers.

    3) Just plain stupid: Mavs and especially Nuggets are good possibillities. But after making a good case for the Nuggets he adds,”I honestly don’t think any of this will happen…” Again self-contradictory.

    A return to the Lakers, Rox or Knicks can be virtually ruled out, yet he lists them as 3 of his 5 possible destinations. The arguments he makes for these 3 are simply illogical.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    To be clear, I’m not faulting you for posting this. It’s always interesting to hear other people’s opinions on where J may be heading. It’s just that in a “published article” (as opposed to a blog posting) one expects a minimal level of proof-reading and logical organization of the writing.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Really? LOL!

  • grover chang

    I think the rockets are a wild card. Game 2 harden was limited and they still won. I think all the mvp talk overshadowed the contributions of Terry, Smith, Brewer, and Howard. These are 4 veteran ballers that have raised their game during the playoffs. Harden doesn’t need to carry the rockets. The rockets are championship caliber.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lakers, NYK, GSW, & Rox will be likely to offer Lin. Mav? Not so sure bc if Ellis stays (since no Rondo now) Mo W is good choice for them bc he can shoot 3P well plus cheap.

  • grover chang

    On a team with better help defense I think Lin could be top in steals too.

  • grover chang

    Since Lin has to play back up anyways. I want him behind a legit pg: cp, Teague, Parker, Conley, etc

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It takes two to tango. Even if the Lakers make Lin an offer, I think Lin would prefer just about any other team.
    And if you believe that Kobe has virtually unlimited power over Laker decision making, why would you expect Kobe to want Lin back? Towards the end of the season, Kobe and Lin would cross paths but barely acknowledge each other’s existence.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think Kobe wants Lin back that’s why he & BS tried so hard to give JC unlimited freedom on court. They would rather have JC, Price, & of course Rondo but just not Lin as PG for Lakers.

    But FO wants Lin…. I think they will offer him the contract

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The FO allowed BS to unfairly criticize Lin to the media for almost the entire season.They could have told BS to STFU if they wanted Lin to feel at home. I don’t see any evidence that the FO wants Lin, especially for the upcomimg season during which Kobe will make his farewell tour.

  • joyce ward
  • 1mtoldman

    i saw in slow replay i remember it the most of anything from last nite sports; the play he specifically complained about; howard just picked up i think it was harris like he was a bag of nachos and tossed him with one hand into the first row. nothing was called.

    worth the 25g’s to stand up to that.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, subtle but I think you’re lauding JLin amiright?

  • 1mtoldman

    there is a school of thought on here often expressed that there is conflict between fo or elements of front office and kobe/bs regarding lin and other things. i agree with you i see everyone being pretty much on the same page; or at least no hard evidence to suggest otherwise.

    only thing i disagree with is i dont think it will be kobe farewell tour i think he will do two more seasons just the same as the last two,

    “recover” from injuries pronounce himself set to go, body fail again by mid season or sooner and lather rinse repeat.

    always…one more time.

  • 1mtoldman

    since asg.

  • JoeTeam

    Word out from friends in SD that he had that promise at SDSU, and he’s a really low key great person. Interestingly, he was picked same year as H Barnes. Compare the 2, Barnes is no slouch. Glad KL got his ring and series MVP and now it’s Barnes’ turn for the ring.

  • joyce ward

    ITA, nothing is never what it seems with kobe. People keep saying that he won’t make it past next season. Kobe will do exactly what he did last season. Like you said rinse and repeat of last season

  • 1mtoldman

    only competitive 1st round series; clips/spurs, no surprise.

    most 3 and 0 starts ever since current playoff format.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think it’s fair to say that anyone even remotely involved in the NBA was acutely aware of Linsanity. And in the 3 years since then, Lin has faced the Spurs several times, almost always putting up a great performance. Yet, has anyone ever heard Pop make any comment about Lin one way or the other? I find it very curious that Pop has never given his opinion of Lin. Is no news good news? LOL. Especially now it would be very interesting to hear Pop’s views on Jeremy.

  • joyce ward

    I have a lot of friends that are Clipper fans and they are really POed.LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    one thing thats being pointed out now which i pointed out during the regular season: “lack of depth”, or as i put it: any team with heto turkoglu and big baby davis in their rotation isn’t going too far.

  • 1mtoldman

    “Popovich owns reporters & has them frightened as could be. 4 questions is all he got asked in the post game presser.”

    (see right side tweets here)

    yer rarely likely to get pop to have much of anything to say to reporters about anything. not surprising he wouldn’t have anything to say about lin.

  • JoeTeam

    Gosh, one good game and it all changed. I was scared for SAS after 2nd game because of Parker injury and how hard it was for them to win it. Now it’s swung the other way and I’m sorry I missed the game last night.

  • joyce ward

    True dat. LOL. I wouldn’t mind seeing a lin /davis connection on Clippers. Just sayin

  • joyce ward

    I still think it will be SAS /ATL in the finals

  • JoeTeam

    ok, then officially we are no longer friends 🙂

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This is how I see it: As long as Kobe is still under contract, he gets whatever he wants. But he cannot get things that will affect the Lakers even after he retires. For example, they will not bring in veterans to win Kobe a sixth ring (like that’s even possible) because then the long term future of the Lakers will suffer.

    So there is only conflict between Kobe and FO when the post-Kobe era comes into play. The interests of the 2 entities seperate at that point. The wash cyle scenario you describe is what Kobe would want but the Lakers will not want to continue using $25 mil of cap space on a 25 game player who turns seasons into tankathons. They cannot expect fans to put up with it for more than 2 seasons.

  • joyce ward

    Sorry 🙁 i got lots a love for GSW, but steph can’t do it by himself. Anyway if GSW is in the finals, i will apologize:)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Funny. He doesn’t always seem like such an ogre though. Don’t know why they’re so afraid ask him questions. He’s not going to bite them will he?

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    So more rambling fom jeanie. Is there going to be a justification for bringing in Rondo.?..and the plot thickens

  • Rick Johnson

    By that definition Kobe definitely isn’t tough.

  • Rick Johnson

    As long as JLin goes somewhere else, I hope they bring Rondo in and we’ll get to watch the Lakers self destruct. Kobe / Rondo / Scott what an epic disaster waiting to happen. Once JLin leaves watching the implosion would be the only thing that would interest me in watching another Lakers game.

  • joyce ward

    Mark Cuban publicly complained about Monta Ellis not getting calls on drives, then went to NBA office and watched tape with Silver, others.

  • joyce ward

    Can somebody please do this for lin!!!

  • joyce ward

    ITA

  • 1mtoldman

    cuban’s one of the 400 richest people in the world. probably have to find someone else in that top 400. to get that kind of pull.

    (jeannie buss for example is a measley double digit millionarie, chump change)

    cubans est 3 billion.

  • JoeTeam

    You don’t need to apologize, we’re good. I’m up for anything after JLin you know. TDuncan with another ring wouldn’t hurt, just don’t care about anyone yet on ATL, though I love their helping to rebrand bball away from ISO heaven.

  • JoeTeam

    PS, GSW has good depth in Speights (not doing as well now as early in season), H Barnes, but I’m iffy on Livingston. DLee has been fading.

    Livingston, now there’s a guy who can turn it on, and he holds back and he seems to be more a candidate for “passive ___ male syndrome” than Lin. I’ve seen him make the smart bball play for the team, and I like him. For example, late in a game, he had 4 pts, He was right under the basket for a reverse and he kicks out to Steph for the 3. Great team player. Yet, he needs to establish himself to do more. This series, can’t remember which game prob 2 agao, about end of 3rd quarter, he made a great spin move for an easy and authoritative layup that started a run at NOP. That really helped, and so I see Livingston as more passive than Lin, because when the team needs it, he has it.

  • JoeTeam

    private jets make that trip easy. Brent, Star Trek, NG, warp drive messing with the universe space time fabric. Only you know what I mean lol.

  • 1mtoldman

    nets up big on hawks in new yawk.

    bogdanovic fever!

    and this isnt even the best bogdanovic; in the fiba the other bogdanovic (this one is bojan the croatian, that one was/is bogdan the serb)—was by far the better player, i think the suns have rights to him; and he’s four years younger than the nets bogdanovic, playing in turkey i think currently.

  • 1mtoldman

    that would be the one luxury i would definitely purchase should i have infinite funds, i hate to fly on commercial airlines.

  • JoeTeam

    If Lin leaves LA, I would be glad because I sort of want to see him carve out his own statement from his values. The LA youtube Asian American crowd are saying good things on youtube, long overdue things to be said actually, so good for them.

    But, they are a little shrill and doing something about it is more important. I suspect the hundreds of thousands of income from youtube revs spin good society changing rhetoric to overtones. Kev Jumba was really genuine, early on, and he’s quieter now and I wonder if he’s on his own journey too. I really like his underlying messages.

    So anyway, I’m just saying, Lin away from LA may be better for his own influences outside of bball, toward the fundamentals of his beliefs and platform. LA is way to rarified, and actually, the Bay Area has sold out that way too. Startups that changed our society are now a gold rush, and why not, SF was in 1849 a gold rush town, a barbary coast thing.

  • JoeTeam

    and if you ever get there, you may love it and have values that say it’s better and safer to fly commercial. The idea of raising kids on private jets also puts your kids in a world they cannot hope to sustain, because the economics of private jets are off the charts not good for society and resource use. The only way I can justify private jets is if some leader or group of leaders need hours to leverage great things, then they should fly private. Hope you are that guy.

    One CEO told me once – I will never fly private jets, because one trip to me is equal to one quarter to half a year of an employee’s salary.

    Also, if you read this, then you see how risky it can be. That and Payne Stewart.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1993-12-17/news/mn-2639_1_top-executives

  • JJ Hui

    Pop put Kawhi to guard Lin and that tells what he thought about Lin, right?

  • JoeTeam

    that’s all a guy like Pop needs to say. Speak softly and carry a big stick, in the form of KL.

  • Tina

    because these reporters ask dumb questions? he’s like the teacher you had who wouldn’t stand for idiocy. these reporters should choose their questions wisely when interviewing anyone. makes them more credible

  • Tina

    For ex: How disappointed were you in today’s loss? This is an example of a really dumb question. why would they even ask that. this is what makes Pop and other coaches/players mad

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Good point!!! So maybe the Spurs will show some interest in Jeremy this summer. Playing for the Spurs is an opportunity and a privilege that many players would take a salary discount for.

  • JJ Hui

    I like Lin to go Spurs because Genobili going to retire next year, Parker is getting old, there is P. Mills but i dont think he is btter than Lin for PG role. Also the most important thing is there is no drama king, no prima donna, no diva, no superstars etc. to babysit, agree?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I see your point. Those are stupid questions and they get asked all the time.

    All I want to know is, will Jeremy be a Spur next season? Please? 😉

  • Tina

    i think no… just doesn’t seem likely at all to me. 🙁

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Absolutely. And Jeremy is the type of player the Spurs want. Very coachable and focused on team wins over personal glory.

  • Emz83

    I wonder if Livingston holds back because of the huge injury he’d suffered early on. If you have a strong stomach you can google YouTube for his name plus the word injury. His leg pretty much snapped.

  • blubell

    What can I say… I like to win. Keep stirring 😛

  • webattorney

    Yeap, When Clippers bench is playing, opponents manage to run up points most of times.

  • webattorney

    Game 2 was against Mavs; that’s not going to work against other teams.

  • CJSHYY

    I like Howard Beck but not Jeanie Buss anymore bc sent lots of tweets to her but they were still not nice to Lin until Howard Beck’s article said Rox wants Lin & Lin has more than one team wants him. smh!

  • Tina

    cuban really looks out for his own players. he’s crazy but really advocates for his players so that’s always good to see

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I like you blubell. So I’m gonna give you a tip that will enable you win it all next season: keep voting Linsanity 😉

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234:disqus I have absolutely no issue of donating the money to JLin Foundation:-)

  • blubell

    Thank you for the tip! So if I don’t win I can just blame it on you. Win win!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It’s a sure thing. But in the worst case I’ll have to reincarnate myself again.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry unlike most JLin fans, one area that I always disagree with which I don’t say is I’ve never bought into the idea that JLin is a backup player. So, I don’t even think that unless it becomes a fact:-) JLin is a starter!!!!!!!

  • grover chang

    I agree 110%. Lin is a starter. I say he is an elite point guard. I just say he is going to play backup point guard because of politics and racism. The rest of the league has seem to say he is a back up. He only started in New York because of desperation. M&M couldn’t manufacture a replacement fast enough.

  • MoominFloren

    Please donate my prize on behalf. Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Pretty bad attendance for playoff.
    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/592043347784683520

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lebron going for the long ball ….
    __________
    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/592027097280872448

  • JoeTeam

    good point … I saw the interview on that locally and yeah. The trainer who came to GSW from I think LAC said it was brutal and it’s great he didn’t lose his leg. They said those kind of injuries, some people lose their legs. So great point.

  • JoeTeam

    what’s incredible …

  • joyce ward

    BTW, ATL lost today to Nets; ) LBJ made a 94 foot one handed shot

  • CJSHYY

    Nets? Wow! That’s pretty bad for playoff.

  • What else? $2.5 In-N-Out Double Meat burger LOL

  • Thank you for your generosity :>
    I’ll donate mine too

  • Thank you for the donation 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Please donate mine too.

  • CJSHYY
  • 1mtoldman

    harden had 40pt game the other nite; looks like curry going for 50 or 60 2nite.

  • dolphin2k2

    The crowd knows the team will not advance.Also, Nets has been mismanaged and performed so poorly after they moved from NJ to Brooklyn, Its hard to get the ppl rooting for the new team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He could be a quarterback.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tim Duncan age 38 $10,361,446 (SA Spurs)
    Paul Pierce age 37 $5,305,000 (Wash Wizards)
    Dirk Nowitzki age 36 $7,974,482 (Dallas Mavericks)
    Kobe Bryant age 36 $23,500,000 (LA Lakers)
    Who would you rather have on your team?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Sign Jeremy and I guarantee that it will be a full house.
    Knicks fans will come here to watch Lin.

  • Tina

    Kobe is a money sucking, soul sucking nightmare!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s a black hole sucking everything in with no return.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Everyone but KB:-) I’ve never disliked a player as much as him:-( Never seen his primetime and have no desire to watch. Sorry I don’t appreciate what he is today and most likely not in the past.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nike Hoop Summit 2015
    The World team dominates the USA team。
    A sign that more import players to NBA from the world.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    wow..amazing King James!

  • Keith

    Kobe was amazing in his primetime

  • POR seemed to be the weakest link in the 1st round of NBA playoff based on the Point Differential

    https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/592201160276082688

  • Ouch :]
    The truth hurts

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They don’t have much talents.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Don’t expect him to say something; expect him to do something. I’ve seen countless times where he immediately called for timeout whenever Jeremy scores or dishes an assist. The most hilarious is a December game when Jeremy was a Rocket,and he did a low bounce pass (I forgot who was the receiver) that was converted to a basket. Pop immediately called a timeout and looked ready to pop a vein in the sidelines. It won’t be surprising if he chewed out TP on that one.

  • Tina

    womp womp womp…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have narrowed down
    to 8 teams for Jeremy Lin. Correct me if you think I’m wrong.

    Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers,
    Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Brooklyn Nets

  • dolphin2k2

    MEM is good and underestimated.

  • Acbc

    Raptors could’ve used Lin for sure. No penetration and bad spacing. The trade for Vasguez made sense financially and personnel wise. Too bad but this playoff series shows how weak the east is.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Raptors played bad this year. Maybe something will happen during off season?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    Yeah, I doubt he’s gonna retire…unless another major injury

  • Maknusia

    ok…got your point!..Sir!: )

  • Maknusia

    Its really tough to say, bcoz we have not really heard from Lin and on the things that happened behind the scene…we are just putting 2 and 2 together waving a possible storyline….

    I’m not gong to jump into any prediction yet, till I hear more.

  • Maknusia

    even during college days…he had good numbers on steals

  • Maknusia

    Jeremiah (The White)….

  • Maknusia

    as long as he gets his minutes…I will go with that 🙂

  • grover chang

    This should have a game like this during all-star weekend. USA vs the World. I think it would be pretty competitive. There are a lot of great foreign players to fill out a roster.

  • webattorney

    I guess Duncan really views BB as a craft which he needs to perfect.

  • webattorney

    The power in his arm is incredible. That was a bullet throw.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers have to be the dumbest team in the league. https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/592402882671980544?s=09

  • JoeTeam

    giving himself and his opponents a higher performance!

  • LAJane

    ..not even a hint of rim…pure splash. If I hadn’t seen this, would find it hard to believe. Sheesh 🙂

  • LAJane

    V glad to know there’s at least one CEO out there conscious enough to be aware of the salary value of the folks who make his own fortune possible. Nobody accomplishes anything alone…no man is an island…etc. Inconvenient, but true.

  • Charlie S

    Sorry but no, just no. We know McHale and BS do not have JLin’s best interests in mind. Both cannot properly utilize his strengths. So those teams should not be mentioned at all. Unless for some reason they would give JLin a max contract. Even then I’d be hesitant.

    The Knicks? Well unless we forgot how the FO treated JLin when he went shopping around for a contract. They proceeded to call JLin greedy when he got the Rockets contract. So no. Not going back there.

    I would be looking for a coach that likes to run a fast pace PnR offense and also wants teamwork like JLin does.

  • Charlie S

    If the Rockets can barely beat a depleted Mavs team… do they really have a chance to go far these playoffs?

  • webattorney

    Yes, they will up their game if forced.

  • Lemonbar808

    I’ve never cared for Kobe Prime nor Kobe now – it’s his character/demeanor/personality that has always just turned me off.

    Would love to see guys like Dirk and Tim and Pierce get another ring.

    Would have loved to see KG get another one too but I think he won’t be around next season =(

  • Grace Nsns

    against SA? lol
    Hopefully SA can finish the series quickly get much needed rest. Today Rivers stepped up big, he’s been bad but got his moment. go spurs!

  • Alain Gervais

    a lot of lakers fans for it. may they get married

  • this is why I won’t mind if Lin gets 1 year chance to play with Duncan to get a ring :]
    The guy is so fundamentally sound and skilled that he doesn’t mind teaching his opponent to get better!

  • and living happily never after lol

  • Lemonbar808

    Deron was also good at talking trash about Lin

    New Jersey wasted a whole lot of $$$$$$$$$$$

  • Lemonbar808

    I have to stop watching playoff games.
    Everyone that I cheer for ends up losing

    JINXED the Spurs =(

  • JoeTeam

    America, developed world, needs more by far because resources are not infinite. Population growth will one day outstrip our ability to scale solutions through systems and tech. It’s scary but I think we’ll be ok for another few generations. Just need people to think ahead, like the older cultures used to do relative to peace with land and natural resources. Guess I’m whimsical because of the drought.

  • webattorney

    Like I said several times on other site before today’s game, I would not be surprised if Clippers end up winning the Series. In fact, before today’s game, I would have bet on Clippers just because the winning would have been more than 100% because Clippers were down by one game.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe no other teams want to give him a try after what happened in Mav…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Same here except Spurs:-) Spurs won big in Game 3.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oh no. Just had a chance to check playoffs. Only realized that Spurs lost the game:-(

  • Acbc

    Reminds me of a lesson from a Kung fu master to his student from “”Zen in the martial arts”. In a small chapter called “lengthen your Line”, Ed Parker gave a lesson to his pupil about how he could do better in the dojo kumite sparring. He drew a line on the floor and ask the student how he could make that line shorter. The student thought of many ways to cut and divide the line to make it shorter, but failed to come up with an answer. Finally the master drew another line next to it that was longer. Parker told the student that “it’s always better to improve and strengthen your own line of knowledge than to cut your opponent’s line”.

    Recently I lost a social match to my nephew and his partner when he was struggling badly on his serve. I stopped him on the change over and told him what he needed to do to serve better. We wound up losing the set and match to him and his partner.

    When Duncan helps his opponent, he is challenging also himself to be better. Unfortunately, the craft of the warrior is lost on the modern day athletes. Winning shouldn’t be the only objective. Winning is only the effect of personal best and pushing for the “ONE” player to embody the greatest of that sport. Each and every player are competitors as well as brethren. They push one another to reach for greatness. This process ensures that each generation pushes the craft to higher and greater results.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Go go Lakers!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Acbc

    Kobe likes us to think that it’s his talent that has won his 5 titles. That’s the difference between Kobe and MJ. Jordan didn’t care that he had to share the limelight nearly as much as Kobe. Steve Kerr helped MJ to win a ring. Kobe chose to chase Shaq out of town. How many more rings could that pair have won? We can only speculate how bright they could have shined together.

    For all of Kobe’s talent, he was his own worst enemy.

  • Grace Nsns

    https://instagram.com/p/18zHHZu9hG/?taken-by=arrogant_wanderlust

    via arrogant_wanderlust IG: 5h ago
    “Got about 8 hrs sleep and I woke up at 8AM. I debated on attending the 9AM service. My body said, “You still need to rest more. Go to the 11AM service.” I ended up doing laundry and watching the Chelsea vs. Arsenal game with my roommates.

    After showering I decided to wear the Harvard t-shirt I got two weekends ago in Cambridge because I love the way new shirts feel haha.
    Ffwd to arriving at church, I was a little late but I decided to stop at the playground and take a picture because I thought the composition looked really good for a picture lol. As I got closer to the entrance I saw @jlin7 walking with his brother and I was like, “Holy! Angelina Jolie! It’s Jeremy Lin!” I felt really bad asking for a picture but I couldn’t help it lol x.x

    Thank you, Jeremy! Appreciate the small gesture of love.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeap. That will be interesting indeed.

  • sport

    Spurs lost Game 4, tied 2-2 with Clippers. If they lose the next game it’s over, winning 2 games in a row is hard. Looks like Spurs aren’t looking too good this year. Might be GSW v Clev for finals.

  • Rick

    Spurs lost game 4.
    Hope Mavs beat Rockets tonoght.

  • Briiick

    Barea is starting over Felton, hopefully this is the final piece to win.

  • 1mtoldman

    also amnu over the ancient jefferson.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looking at Spus vs Clippers game, it is EERILY VERY SIMILAR to a game last season – Spurs vs Mavericks at round 1. Who won?The team with masterful adjustments.

  • JoeTeam

    I wish they would do two straight to keep the oldies moving through

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Oh let them be. Besides it’s just a 10 point lost, meaning they fought really hard. I wouldn’t worry about it.

  • David Kim

    I really don’t like howard. All he does is pushing. LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Ok I will listen to you.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rockets have the weakest inside power. Bogut can take on their inside game on his own. What more if it’s against Randolph/Marc or Black/DJ or Duncan/Splitter. Wouldn’t do squat against the second round teams.

  • 1mtoldman

    that play that got carlilse his 25k fine was really brutal; just took harris by the shirt and flipped him into the bench.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I find it hilarious that Jeremy is the “insert-team-name-here”-killer for majority of the teams in the playoffs.

  • Briiick

    Mavs is leading even though they’ve got 4 fts vs 21 fts of Rox !

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s preposterous differential margin for FTs.

  • 1mtoldman

    rox 1 of 9 on 3’s

  • Briiick

    You meant FTs ?

  • 1mtoldman

    nope.

    im attempting to inject another factor in the rockets trailing.

  • Briiick

    I think Barea’s starting helped Mavs’ 3pt defense.

  • Maknusia

    so far…Mavs been shooting well…..Rox are having hard time hitting

  • Briiick

    It seems that Barea is the right piece replacing Felton, both offensively and defensively.

  • Grace Nsns

    just check back, thought Mavs done, wow! what happened?

  • 1mtoldman

    mavs shots go in basket.
    rockets shots not go in basket.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Up by 16! So happy for Mav. Finally made done 3P shots. Hope they can win this game.

  • Grace Nsns

    ^_^ Go Mavs!

  • Grace Nsns

    beat rox!

  • Grace Nsns

    up by 24 now, hoorey!

  • 1mtoldman

    rockets now 2 of 20 on 3’s.

  • 81-57 DAL leading in the 3rd quarter.
    Sweet!

  • Briiick

    It must have something to do with the defense.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hehe… Rockets composure is not playoff material, especially against a team that plays defense. Mavs defense isn’t even on a bone crushing level. Seriously, zero assists in the the 3rd quarter?

  • Grace Nsns

    but TC 4 fouls already, we need Chandler on court.

  • true, Amare won’t be good in defense playing Center

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Like Smith always lose the composure. LOL!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rockets composure,cool and overall plays crumbling…. hehehe. Seriously, no matter how someone says Rockets is a talented team, if a team like Mavs who suddenly woke up on defense can make them lose their marbles, what more against second round with tighter defense?

  • 1mtoldman

    mchale usual brilliant basketball advice: “lets win this game, lets go!” guy really knows his stuff!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Of all the playoff coaches I’ve heard wired, his is the most useless.

  • 1mtoldman

    amare got some stuff left in the tank.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Head scratching moment there, WHY IN THE WORLD IS JAMES HARDEN GUARDING STAT?

  • 1mtoldman

    if the mavs were hitting even a half way decent ft % they’d already have 100 in 3.

    meanwhile rockets 3 pt. % has fallen below 10%.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JJ Hui

    That is just general advice! I wish one of them ask him how to win it, what is the plan etc, LOL!

  • 1mtoldman

    tim machmahon is roh.

    (should stop beating that dead horse imo).

  • Aminu just spun around Harden for the mean dunk like Harden is a traffic cone!

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    I hate J Smith why he made all these 3P shots in 4 Q? Still 2 more min … Hope Mav win this game.

  • Grace Nsns

    rox’ turn to miss everything, lol Go Mavs!

  • Grace Nsns

    Hahah rox gave up.

  • Grace Nsns

    Finally Chandler made some FTs,

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    So So happy for Mav. Look at Harden’s face…. LOL! I really think if Cuban didn’t make the trade for Rondo they will win more games in this playoff. Hope beat Rox next game too. They need to find a way to beat J Smith.

  • dolphin2k2

    The Mavs won despite some very questionable calls from the ref. It felt like they were playing against the Rox and refs. Great adjustments by RC.

  • joyce ward

    As usual sometimes harden doesn’t show up sometimes .Also it will be interesting to see what the raptors will do. There were rumors that raptors would make roster changes if they lost playoffs series .

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Mavericks’ defense ain’t even bone crushing and they got it against the Rockets. I’ve seen many easy layups the Mavericks did with that horrendous inside defense by the Rockets.

    As I’ve said, they’re the weakest team in the playoffs, considering playoffs is all about defense and inside game.

  • CJSHYY

    Raptors played bad in this playoff series. I really hope they can give Lin the offer…LOL!

  • dolphin2k2

    They will try to out score you and you have to beat them with transition and mid range jumpers. Their 4-5 combo is dangerous. Mavs will need a good PG that can attack to win. JJ showed up tonight as well as great adjustments by RC on the defensive end to beat the Rox.

  • joyce ward

    I would love to see lin with raptors, but we will have to see:)

  • CJSHYY

    I really think Aminu’s D is a lot better than CP. If Mav can find how to beat J. Smith & Rim protect even better then Mav has good chance to beat Rox. Oh! Plus Ref has to be fair…LOL!

    https://twitter.com/dallasmavs/status/592537942201008130

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Let Rockets try outscoring on second round…. IF they can, especially if it’s against Spurs who can take away your first and second scoring options.

  • dolphin2k2

    Didn’t they just signed Kyle Lowry?

  • CJSHYY

    I know they have Lowry already so….

  • Briiick

    Yes. The coach finally gets the lineup right. I think there is a fair chance for Mavs to beat Rox.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I think Aminu has better D than CP. He really did a good job on Harden tonight.

  • Briiick

    That is great. McHale isn’t known for making good adjustment and Haren can’t adjust because he is too top-heavy.

  • CJSHYY

    Aminu is good but J Smith is the trouble for Mav too. Hope Carlisle can have better idea what to do w J Smith.

  • Rick Johnson
  • bolero
  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Nothing new here, just repeating what Klay Thompson’s father Mychal Thompson said.

  • Briiick

    Forcing J Smith to take long 2s works.

  • CJSHYY

    He can shoot 3P well now. Can’t believe this? Rox’s training is really not too bad in 3P.

    Mav’s bench can’t guard J Smith well… really need to find a way to beat him.

  • joyce ward

    They did.but lowery has not played well this season. As i stated before and I also posted a bleacher rumor on here about the raptors situation.

  • kittyhead

    When people say Dragic could get 20M or Rondo could demand 12M per year,I think it’s more resonable for Lin to get 15M per year…no kidding here.

  • Brent Yen

    Whatever Parsons is getting, Lin should have at least get that…

  • Tina

    and rightfully so. in 2016, the max will go up, so 8-10 million will not seem like much. he should get paid around there, especially with all the marketing he brings too. in a year, he will be a good deal, a steal off the market!

  • Yascar

    I think 10m is fair for LIn given the depth of the PG position. Parsons is known to be grossly overpaid.

  • joyce ward
  • 7iger

    Out all of the coaches not just playoff coaches.

  • 7iger

    You are so evil 😀

  • Yascar

    Heck I don’t blame him. I’d be out of that room pronto. Toy or not.

  • kittyhead

    Mitch said “You really have to change the way you think about valuing players,” Kupchak said. “A player today who is a $5 million player may be a $9 million player just a year from now. And that could be hard for a lot of people to wrap their arms around.” And it’s rumored that Pelicans are preparing to offer Anthony Davis five-year deal worth $140 million this summer…That’s 28M per year!! I just feel teams are willing to pay much more from this summer and Lin should get paid more than 10m at least!!

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will get from 10 to 12M per year. I don’t believe Dragic will get 20M per year. At least Heat didn’t want to …. that’s why he is option out for FA.

  • Brent Yen

    28M /Yr? That is too much regulation wise I think..

  • Acbc

    Winners have a mindset. They want the big moments, they want the clutch shots. Being a golf fan, I took note of the comment from the winner of the New Orleans golf event when Justin Rose took inspiration from Curry. Rose attended the game and saw how Curry kept shooting with a positive attitude even though he was cold in the beginning of the game.

    “Following his victory Sunday at the Zurich Classic, Justin Rose gave plenty of the credit to his caddie, Mark Fulcher, and to the Golden State Warriors’ point guard.

    Rose and Fulcher attended Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans NBA Playoffs series on Friday and drew on those experiences over the weekend en route to Rose’s seventh career PGA Tour victory.

    “I felt like I had gone cold in my round [Saturday],” Rose said. “I started off hot, had gone cold and [Fulcher] said, ‘Come on, just remember Steph Curry.’ He went cold, but he kept wanting the ball. He kept shooting threes. He kept believing in himself. That was our mentality.”

    That mentality helped spur Rose to play his final 56 holes at TPC Louisana without a bogey and a whopping 30 holes on Sunday in 10 under. He and CBS Sports’ Peter Kostis in their post-round interview went on to compare Rose’s final birdie putt on the 72nd hole to a buzzer-beating three-pointer.

    “And today, again, we kind of used that analogy,” Rose said. “That’s what great athletes who you look up to do. In big moments, they want the ball. They make big shots and big putts and that’s kind of luckily what I inspired myself today to do.”

    I can’t wait for a coach to afford Lin that chance to shoot through his cold starts. I still remember how Lin made the last 6 points in the last minute of the magical Raptors game during Linsnaity. In the post game, Jeffries pointed out how Lin had struggled all game but came up big when it counted. Jeffries said that that it doesn’t matter how good or bad Lin’s stats were, it only matters when he shows up.

  • Brent Yen

    I am totally fine with Lin hitting about 10 GWS per season…can be more….LOL

  • Acbc

    Why do people even suggest Lin should sign with Houston? Lin couldn’t even be the clutch defensive stopper for them on the last second shot that bounced the Rox from last year’s playoff. Even though Lin totally dominated Lilliard the whole 4th quarter, Lin was taken out for the last second to allow Beverly to make the clutch defensive play.

    Have people forgotten how Mchale took the ball out of Lin’s hands in order to promote Harden? Did people forget that even when Harden was sideline, the last second shot was given to Parsons instead. Rox lost to Philly even though Lin was the hottest player and made 9 3s that game. Mchale gave the last shot to Parsons who bricked the shot.

    The only thing I want Lin to look for is a team and coach that will give him the chance to earn his way to the starter role…eventually. Spurs, Magic, Mavs, Raptors and even Knicks are teams that can use Lin and promote him to start.

  • LAJane

    I have a great story along these lines. I knew a practical joker who got his hands on a pretty real-looking fake snake and was happily terrifying we co-workers by hiding it around our desks. Everybody fell for it, man and woman, leaping backwards with shrieks. We were working under an uber-competent young German woman who was very serious and no-nonsense. Of course she was the target he really wanted to get a rise out of, so when he knew she was due to come in to take petty cash from the safe, he left the safe door cracked just slightly and positioned his snake on the cash. She opened the safe door and…in a FLASH she had grabbed the snake by the neck so fast you almost didn’t see her hand move. It took a half-second for her to realize it wasn’t real. She dropped it, took the cash she needed, and left without a word. Leaving all of us who had witnessed this standing with our mouths open. Ever after, whenever someone has been insanely courageous, or coldly clutch, the phrase “grabbing the snake” has come to my mind,

  • good evil .. if there’s such a thing lol

  • Rookie75094

    Yes ….F the Huston rockettes! !!!!

  • Rookie75094

    Only Jlin haters or doubters would peg him for 2 to 5 / year… F them all… hehe

  • grover chang

    Wow. Like a boss. I would never want to mess with that woman.

  • Rookie75094

    I like Tim McMahon. … hehe

  • grover chang

    LOL. Soft like Charmin. Jk

  • Rookie75094

    Yes…go lakers… go for broke. ..hehe

  • grover chang

    I don’t know who will win the fight. Not a big boxing fan. But in terms of personality in interviews and media I give it to pac. He seems to have more personality them mayweather

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    The Raptors’ collapse means it’s time to blow it up. (Sorry, Kyle) http://t.co/gD3mYEwO7Y http://t.co/V5yRpZkGWW

  • TTNN

    I think that is not a toy, it is a real one, though a pet, still alive. I wouldn’t mess with a snake arround.

  • Acbc

    Kyle Lowrey was injured leading up to playoffs. Don’t really know the extent of how much it affected his play. Questions have to asked about why the Gm made no moves to improve the team with only 2 play makers. I also feel the coach has to answer questions as well on how well he prepares the team on defence. I really didn’t like the fact that Valentunus was taken out most of the season in the forth quarter. It’s too easy to say the youngster is bad defensively but a good coach would bring the kid along to become something other than JUST a bad defensive player. Teaching them and trusting them comes hand in hand. Valentunus was a force on offence all season, Casey needed to let the kid learn to play in clutch situations.

    I didn’t advocate too much for Lin to go to Toronto because of D Casey. His coaching style prejudges his players and set his own mental limits on them. I just didn’t trust Casey to use Lin properly. Given how badly the PGs played in the pkayoff series, Casey may be a bit more open now to change. If the GM goes out and signs Lin on top of that and gives his stamp of approval, I can see Casey making sure that he gives Lin a chance to prove himself.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh….The coaching in TOR is really…….a problem…..He does not seem to have any strong aspect in terms of coaching…

  • Yascar

    I wondered but looking at the video again, I tend to agree. It looks real.

  • LAJane

    It’s a little albino boa constrictor. They don’t bite, actually. Their teeth are more like heavy duty velcro so they can hold onto their lunch until they’ve squeezed it to death. A smallish one like this can curl itself around your wrist or arm pretty tight, but otherwise it’s pretty harmless. It really would rather be in a quiet situation – a rowdy boys room would not be it’s idea of fun. It won’t be aggressive, it’ll be looking for a peaceful hideout.

  • LAJane

    …a lesson we learned that day 🙂

  • Charlie S

    To quote Looney Tunes. “I like him. He’s silly”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Jeremiah (the white)…Yes, that was the name. I was Jeremiah (the white). I chose to move in the opposite direction.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Then it is reassuring to know that a great basketball mind like Pop does respect and value Jeremy’s skills. The only problem is if the Spurs just don’t have an opening for a PG this summer. Cause then we won’t see Pop do something and Jeremy also doesn’t really have Pop’s “recommendation letter.”

  • Arsenium12 .

    J.R. Smith suspended 2 games for altercation in game with Celtics.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/27/8504045/jr-smith-suspended-cleveland-cavaliers-nba-playoffs-2015

  • If you happen to see a Lin hater article from LakeShow “Jeremy Lin: Grading His Season with Lakers”, just ignore it. Don’t give it any clicks for money.

    A quick look at NBA Stats clearly contradicts statement like ” A glaring weakness Lin showed was his ball-handling and decision making in the 4th quarter and crunch time.”

    Lin AST/TO in 4th quarter was 2nd and his PTS total was 3rd. Very respectable.
    Compare to Kobe who was LAST in AST/TO although 1st in points.
    Price is just the opposite of Kobe

    Clearly the writer did not use facts to write his poorly written article. It’s more like fiction with hidden agenda to bash Lin.

    Source: http://stats.nba.com/league/player/#!/?sort=AST&dir=1&Period=4&Season=2014-15&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&TeamID=1610612747&CF=GP*GE*20

  • Yascar

    Thanks for the heads up. Isn’t there a fair journalism association of some sort where this sort of blatant hate and disregard of facts can be reported? Jeremy gets so much hate it’s ridiculous. Sad thing is it’s acutally BETTER already in LA versus Houston.

  • If you happen to see a Lin hater article from LakeShow (Scott Asai) “Jeremy Lin: Grading His Season with Lakers”, just ignore it. Don’t give it any clicks for money.

    A quick look at NBA Stats clearly contradicts statement like ” A glaring weakness Lin showed was his ball-handling and decision making in the 4th quarter and crunch time.”

    Lin AST/TO in 4th quarter was 2nd and his PTS total was 3rd. Very respectable.

    Compare to Kobe who was LAST in AST/TO although 1st in points.

    Price is just the opposite of Kobe

    Clearly the writer did not use facts to write his poorly written article. It’s more like fiction with hidden agenda to bash Lin.

    Source: http://stats.nba.com/league/player/#!/?sort=AST&dir=1&Period=4&Season=2014-15&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&TeamID=1610612747&CF=GP*GE*20

  • Tina

    was the writer jacob rude? because he has an agenda out for jeremy lin for whatever reason. actually, MOST of lakeshow writers are pretty bad. no one should give them clicks.

  • sorry I reposted with the right picture..
    It’s just a quick hate piece to generate $$ for clicks.
    It ruins the writer’s reputation over time but people still do it anyway. very sad reality indeed

  • Yascar

    That Valerie Morales is the worst. She puts shame on the word journalist and should not have job as a writer anywhere. I’m absolutely serious.

  • It’s Scott Asai who wrote 2-3 Lin hate pieces (also without facts)

  • Tina

    oh he is a huge lin hater. he bashes lin on twitter too. asian hates asian.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Watching the Mavs vs Rockets game, I’m very convinced Jeremy would fit perfectly with them.
    The Mavs offense would allow Lin to do his thing…If a guy like JJ Barea can look good on it, I’m sure Lin would look even better.

    I’m now believe Lin to the Mavs would offer him the best opportunity to bring back Linsanity.

  • Tina

    lakeshow is filled with dismal journalists who can’t find a better job elsewhere. no wonder they are filled with so much hatred. they are just unhappy with their pathetic lives probably

  • JoeTeam

    I also don’t understand the back to Rox thread. It’s like trying to go back to an old love when nothing has changed. I mean, same Morey, same McHale, same Harden. Only diff is Ariza and Brewer. There will be another PBev.

  • webattorney

    That’s a joke; JR smith should be suspended for the entire post season. He basically punched hard and connected with Chowder’s face. Could have been a serious injury.

  • JoeTeam

    This.

    Salaries are going up because of the new TV deal coming. I think I heard increases in revs go 50% top players, so salary caps are going up. I hope JLin can negotiate in that or maybe he can just do a short deal.

    Ppl say KT is inexpensive compared to what will come and they’ll have to refill Curry’s tank soon through extension.

  • JoeTeam

    what was Meta’s on Harden? Looks similar.

    KO on Love – wow, just looked like the two of them took it too far both equally at fault and the bodies misaligned and Love had no way out. But Kelly was the aggressor in starting the contact from behind.

  • MoominFloren

    I just simply ignore everything related to Lakers, no matter they are talking good or bad about Lin. Lakers is the past, why bother anymore 🙂

  • webattorney

    That was not an accident but a clear backward punch. I guess they wanted to see more blood before imposing more serious penalty. That was really a “thuggish” behavior. I hope someone else slams JR’s face with an elbow.

  • JJ Hui

    How about everyone who knows list all the bad trash cheap journalists here so we won’t give them clicks?

  • webattorney

    Lin was one of the better players in Lakers, no question about it. Now, if all other Lakers players played very well, that would be a different story.

  • JoeTeam

    I think meta’s punch on Harden’s temple was the same, although Meta claimed it was celebration. I agree, it was a punch. So did the league, I’m just not remembering how long meta was suspended.

  • Tina

    i think a lot more than 2 games. around 7?

  • webattorney

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7851983/metta-world-peace-los-angeles-lakers-suspended-7-games-elbow

    7 games. IMO there should have been a big monetary penalty and at least 5 games suspension.

  • CJSHYY

    No need to worry about it. Lots of Lin’s fans already unfollowed LA media after his season end w Lakers. Besides right now no one really cares about Lakers anymore. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    He just hopes w this controversy topic that can bring him more attention. smh!

  • webattorney

    For me, I can live without the Linsanity, as long as Lin plays very well during playoff. I mean if Lin plays well during regular season but Mavs still loses in 1st round of playoff, that’s not that much improvement for Mavs.

  • Tina

    https://twitter.com/GrowingForward/status/592825613947379712

    this is the type of crap he’s been tweeting and blogging about. i don’t follow him, but i came across his tweets one time. he’s so biased. i don’t know what it is about these lakeshow writers. it’s not even about lin half the time that makes them not credible. they’re just not good writers. they simply don’t use sources, just their “opinions,” which are rarely backed up by any evidence. smh

  • CJSHYY

    I know him…. but so what? Look at how many RT he got? I don’t think his opinion really matter… just ignore him.

  • Tina

    yeah of course it doesn’t matter. it’s just unfortunate that anyone can become so-called writers and journalists now-a-days. i’m not angry about the lin hating, more about these “professionals” who deem themselves journalists, while they are undeserved of it.

  • Yascar

    Say it sister!!! Up vote 100x!

  • CJSHYY

    I understand how you feel…. after follows Lin for the past 3 years. I got the lesson ….To some of the writers what they need the most it’s not the truth more click for reading rate. Or someone paid them to write it… so just ignore them. They will die out…. Don’t worry. LOL!

  • Tina

    i hope they do die out! journalism was once respected. there are great writers out there, but reputation is getting tainted with the really bad ones.
    sorry for all the pessimism on my part! i just hate bad writing.

  • CJSHYY

    Not some of them…. Like one guy who used to cover Rox, I guess either Morey or whoever paid him to trash Lin… he did that until Lin finally got traded. But to my surprised, last summer he started to trash Rox on jerseygate?! Haha! Just so fun to read him trash Rox…. LOL! So …. Welcome to sports world. Now I am not mad just consider them like trash only. LOL!

  • John Lee

    I NEVER see anything related to Scott Asai, in fact I don’t remember this guy at all until brought up.

    Because I BLOCKED his Twitter account, as I do of all ignorant haters. Suddenly, Twittersphere is a much cleaner place. 🙂

  • webattorney

    ATL definitely one level below Spurs in terms of teamwork. ATL alternates between selfish and team BB. ATL not going to pose any problem for Western Conf team. Sly LeBron goes to an Eastern Conf team so he can get to Finals more easily.

  • I don’t even respond to the tweets.It’s not worth my time.

    It’s not even analytics, if he knows how to use basic NBA.com stats, he’ll be embarrassed by what he wrote about being clutch. Over time, he’ll simply embarrass himself as a sports writer.

  • John Lee

    Ego always rears its ugly head. It takes years, if not decades, to cultivate the team culture that the Spurs have and for it to become deep rooted. I think Budenholzer did a great job given his time with the team, time will tell whether he can keep it up.

  • I do too 🙂
    But I’ve seen some starting to tweet his poorly researched article.

    Sports writer who ignore basic NBA.com stats probably won’t last long

  • CJSHYY

    I totally agree w you. He is nobody until Lin’s fans started to argue with him?! (That’s exactly what he wants…. attention. ) In fact, he is still nobody so don’t waste time to read his article or follows him on tweet. No needs to care about his opinion at all.

  • John Lee

    What sports writer? All I see is a wannabe who didn’t even bother doing his homework.

  • John Lee

    The world is so saturated with smart people, that a single second dedicated to arguing with 1d10ts is one second too many.

  • webattorney

    It’s funny that every year a team composed of LeBron + Other Players always seem to make it to Finals. Either LeBron is awesome or Eastern Conf really is turrible. Lol

  • John Lee

    Denver Fox 31 has a poll on Nuggets next coach. Currently Scott Brooks is leading.
    http://kdvr.com/2015/04/22/poll-who-should-be-the-denver-nuggets-head-coach/

    I just voted for D’Antoni, let’s go and give him the votes!

  • webattorney

    He’s been drinking too many bottles of “Asai” beer. I am surprised he can afford it given his poor skills as a writer. Lol Even if what he says about being a one trick pony is true, why does that make a player a bad player? Heck, almost every NBA player is one trick pony. Logically, that kind of argument is misleading. For example, you think Ray Allen is NOT a one trick pony player, i.e., catch and shoot player? There are only select few NBA players who can play well in many systems.

  • very true .. not worth wasting our brain cells on ignorant people

    BTW, congrats on placing 2nd on the poll! Strong finish indeed 🙂
    Can I tweet to send Paypal prize?

  • Tina

    hahaha the conspiracies! i won’t lie, i enjoy the drama. also find it strangely kind of exciting to hate on some of these writers. sports world is an interesting place.

  • Tina

    lol yea, i never dare respond to them to give them attention. they’re an embarrassment to society.

  • I believe we have a thread on the Sticky Post but it might not be up-to-date

  • Tina

    exactly. irrelevant until linfans start responding to him. he probably wants that to happen! hahaha!

  • deesee5

    Lebrahhhn is just awesome.

  • Tina
  • deesee5

    She cute. I’d date her 😉

  • webattorney

    How can Kyle Korver shoot above 49% for this season? Unreal.

  • John Lee

    Thank you Psalm, I would like to donate my prize to JLin Foundation please. 🙂

  • Tina

    he cute. i’d date him 😉

  • they’re cute but I’d let someone else date them lol

  • Tina

    LOL

  • guest

    Sai in Taiwanese dialet, Chinese Hokien, means sh*t, so it’s understandable that this clueless f*rt spews only sh”t..hehehe

  • guest

    Then why go back to GSW? Same owner, same racist Kerr

  • CJSHYY

    Brooks? Why him? Ya! Sure will vote for MDA.

  • John Lee

    Every Jeremy fan girl is cute AND smart in my book.

  • guest

    D Williams’ motivation is Linsanity..hehehe

  • CJSHYY

    Do you know how can we repeat to vote on this one?

  • John Lee

    Maybe Jeremy should marry a girl who’s not afraid of them snakes. LOL

  • Maknusia

    Thanks for pointing it out Psalm….this lazy/bias writers!…sigh

  • John Lee

    Haven’t tried clearing cache, but voted from my mobile devices.

    BTW, D’Antoni just edged Melvin Hunt and rised to 2nd.

  • Maknusia

    I think he has seen way too many snakes in his career…obvious reaction! 🙂

  • Rookie75094

    Kyle Korver is not clutch….smh

  • Linja

    If your were the owner of the Lakers, do you let your head coach and manager make business decision?
    I would survey the landscape and dictate the identity of my team. I would sign Lin up for 5-year $40 mil, min. to keep Lin in the team. Lin is good for Lakers business. Manager and HC come and go. Players are the ones play and generate the box office. Lin would stay for a year to mature and be diversified to a more versatile PG, while KB whims out his last year of contract. I would just TELL Mitch and BS to face-up and coach Lin, because he is my player. It is their job to mold and train the Player. It is not their job to pick the player. End of discussion.

  • John Lee

    5 year 60M and Jeremy should think about it, make it 70M and it’s a deal.

  • Linja

    Yea, the more the merrier.

  • Maknusia

    Kyle Korver you mean…he did well on last 2 games…I guess shots were not falling on this game…and he is not a volume shooter as well.

  • John Lee

    Touché! The Black Mamba, the head of the snake, BS, Morey, etc.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Hawks is still a young team. 2-2 now.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It’s not the HC or the GM. The problem is KOBE. Kobe has been getting his way for many years now. If Laker owners were willing to override Kobe and treat Lin decently, this past season was the time to do it. Lin clearly has no interest in a second year of torment by Kobe and his BS puppet no matter how much money they offer him.

  • John Lee

    Kobe has one year left at best, and may very likely barely make it past pre-season (unless he sits it out). Post ASB (and post-Kobe surgery) moves by Lakers indicate that Kobe’s condition is not all rosy.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I agree but Lin cannot just bide his time for one more season. I don’t see why we need to try and force the Laker possibility. There are many other teams that would make better options.

  • Dan Cohen

    maybe you should tweet ..or someone else who is not a mod here (else they will call you bias) tweet with the info and analytics here to him.. and tell him that you just said numbers do lie..but yet, they are also using numbers. I have been way too busy and haven’t visited both sites much and just been watch dallas and roxieorgies game.. but when I saw asai tt.. I have to manually forcefully log in and reply.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Actually I think we can know exactly how Kobe is doing as early as this summer. Use Rondo as a litmus test. If the Lakers really go ahead and acquire Rondo, that will tell us Kobe is still in control and feeling well enough to limp through one last miserable season.

  • John Lee

    We as fans can’t force anything, it’s Jeremy’s call. I prefer D’Antoni’s new team or Spurs/Mavs, but in the absence of any hint, discussing any possibilities just to kill time is not so bad.

  • John Lee

    It’d be a waste of time, as it’s NOT about the numbers. Haters will always shoot the arrow first and then draw the target, no amount of solid stats will turn around a twisted mind.

  • JJ Hui

    Thanks Psalm!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Of course. I’m not saying that I don’t want Lin to waste another year on the Lakers for my sake. I’m giving my take on how I think he sees it. I could say that if J stays with the Lakers then I won’t follow him anymore. But that just seems like a moot point. J would have to be crazy to let BS coach him again.

    I also feel it’s more productive for us to focus our discussion and speculations on the real possibilities and not on the 4 teams that can be ruled out: Lakers, Rox, Knicks and GSW 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Then JR should have 7, to me it’s the same move. Ah well, they gotta give LeBron is team.

  • JoeTeam

    Who said Kerr was a racist? You? GSW owners wanted Lin. That’s clear around here. They just bought a team and didn’t have their feet planted. Not they have, and they’ve proven the are a great FO. Different coach, different confidence level in FO, willing to change out coaching to improve. That’s not the same team as when Lin was here. No Monta either. Big difference.

  • JoeTeam

    Then this suspension is not fair …

  • JoeTeam

    good one! They cute, like puppies. You want them to grow up strong! It’s happening fast.

  • John Lee

    Point taken. Besides the four teams you mentioned, I also think that it’s a bad idea to go to the Sixers. Hinkie seems to be cut out from the same cloth as Morey, and he’s best at losing rather than winning. While I do think Brett Brown may have an upside, he seems to be powerless under the Hinkie regime, and Jeremy doesn’t have the luxury of testing waters with yet another unknown variable.

  • JJ Hui

    Everyone please go to kdvr.com to vote for Mike D’Antoni for Denver’s head coach, so Jeremy can have a chance to play there!
    Kdvr.com
    Sport
    Poll for Denver’s head coach

  • Maknusia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I have voted it when I saw the post earlier:-)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Philly fans are really hard to please. Morey is a snake but he was especially bad for J because he had been the one to cut J prior to Linsanity. If Hinkie is just like Morey but doesn’t have an agenda and especially if he makes Lin an offer, maybe the Sixers are a possibility?

  • thanks.. wow, I’m really privileged to know all JLin Fans are so generous 🙂
    I’ll be sure to tweet @JLin7 to let him know his true fans support him big time!

  • wow.. Scott Brooks is leading 45% to 22% for MDA, possibly due to his OKC recent success

    If not Denver, maybe ORL likes MDA too. we should find a similar poll

  • Charlie S
  • Rick Johnson
  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, good answer.

  • orLinaryjoe

    She is cute, but my wife is cuter 😉

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL It’s 28.04% now. Posted this @Jeremy Only Lin Garden and Twitter. Urge JLin voted for D’Antoni:-)

  • JoeTeam

    That’s too cheap for the raises that are coming, so Lin would prob go for shorter. But you never know how it’s going to shake out.

  • JoeTeam

    shorter as I think salaries and his stock keeps going up.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Too bad Rondo won’t be able to enjoy Jim Carrey’s movies anymore.

  • Interesting ESPN Video “Will Jeremy Lin be back with the Lakers?” speculates Lakers would want pursue Rondo on the cheap due to the recent DAL sulking for 1-2 years then pursue Westbrook who’s FA in 2017.

    I hope Rondo would get 3-4 year deal then if Westbrook comes, they can have another drama

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL @psalm234:disqus You are getting naughty:-)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That makes sense. Lowball Rondo for only 2 years, the second year a team option with no intent to exercise.

    Your hope is a Lin fan’s dream for poetic justice. Not likely to happen. The Lakers are really not as stupid or crazy as they seem.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    As of 9:25 PM, April 27:

    1. Scott Brooks 481 votes
    2. Mike D’Antoni 331 votes
    3.
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    5.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Didn’t watch but apparently DRose had an awful game tonight. 25% FG, 0-7 from 3, 2A and 6TO. +- -7 and a loss.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I used Chrome, Firefox and eternet in my laptop to vote. Then also my mobile. If you find out other method, please share:-)

  • webattorney

    From what I have seen, D. Rose is a shell of his former self. I can’t say he even should be a starting PG. I am 99% sure that with D. Rose as a starting PG for Chicago, Chicago will never win the ring.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lol. Scott Brooks doesn’t stand a chance. And that’s with just a few Lin fans voting.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Once JLin fans from Taiwan picks this up, Scott Brooks will lose big:-)

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    That does not make Lin fans look good. Delete this please.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    C’mon lighten up. It’s funny. It just shows how passionate we are.

  • Acbc

    Lin has passed up a lot of money already in his career. Money is not what drives him. IMO,The only thing that can remotely compel Lin to stay with Lakers is the FO showed some backbone and fire BS and bring back MDA.

  • I’m 100% behind granting Kobe’s wishes before he retires lol
    If Rondo keeps Lakers on the losing end after Kobe retires, Lakers fans will bemoan Kobe’s absence.

    This is the rare chance when I support Kobe’s last wish!

  • Good prediction indeed, Kupchak is too smart to invest long-term in Rondo even if Kobe manages to force his will.
    Rondo might find out noone else wants him when he tries to get long-term contract then take Lakers 2 yr deal.

    His shots are broken and his on-court presence becomes a liability in both offense and defense.

  • Linja

    What a combo it would be ? – Gasol and Lin — Combustible

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL For me I’m just waiting to watch what moves Lakers make in Summer. Thus far, I feel that KB is winning. So, he might continue to stay @Lakers for few more years. Believe he will try to squeeze another 2 yrs big money from Lakers after next year. If that’s the case, we won’t see the eventual demise of Lakers for at least 3 more years:-(

  • good point, anyone can use the link and NBA.stats that his assertion is not supported by facts thus his articles is far from reality.

    IMO the best way to treat ignorant writers is to ignore them and prevent people to click their articles and comment.

  • If Kobe manages to get another 2-3 year deal, Lakers will suffer longer.
    Even long-term Lakers fans have to admit Kobe can no longer play this season.
    And that’s before he tore his labrum which will affect his shooting hand.

    Honestly, I think Kupchak will tell Kobe to play his last season as a retirement journey to preserve his legacy and to thank him for the 5 rings. Kobe will be stubborn but Kupchak will say no more.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    His behavior in the playoffs was so unprofessional. A total lack of respect for the league that made him who he is.

    By getting Rondo for 1 year they indulge Kobe, out-tank everybody, and the next year they’re free of both of them. Ready to sign Durant, WB and use their picks. A perfect plan.

  • Maknusia

    I dont think there is a limit…one could just refresh the page and re-vote

  • Maknusia

    GasoLin

  • Maknusia

    I think he might try to get another 2 yrs deal…unless something happens inbetween

  • John Lee

    I didn’t mention money for money’s sake, but rather a reflection of what kind of weight Jeremy will carry. Bigger salary usually translates to bigger commitment.

  • CJSHYY

    If you listen to what Mitch said during the exit interview, he didn’t even dare to say next season it’s Kobe’s last year so I believe they will give Kobe contract after next season. smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s why I want to see who is more power @Lakers. KB vs retired KB camp???

    Not sure I trust Mitch anymore. He said JLin would play more when he was first traded to Lakers. We knew the results. Mitch just didn’t have any power over KB. Would like to see how wrong I’m about this. Mitch did say he wouldn’t sign vets. So, when I see him to sign Rando, I know whose camp has the final say about Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My feeling is that KB won’t retire no matter what. If he still can walk, he will stay in NBA. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself (money).

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you on don’t trust what Mitch’s promise to Lin. Bc this FO just don’t have guts to say NO to Kobe…. hope Lin will not be fooled by what they said to him for the future in Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I can’t do it. I even closed the site but still couldn’t do after trying these 4:-(

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I just realized. The Bucks were 0-3 and now they forced game 6. Aren’t they like only the 10th team in history to do that?

    I want the Mavs to be the first team ever to go from 0-3 to 4-3. That would be the ultimate way to humiliate McHale and his Chokettes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, I’ll be very surprised if JLin buys into their scheme. Listening to their testimonies that I could find for numerous times, believe JLin and his family are very attuned to what is going on. They may not share with us everything but they are excellent in reading people. I trust they will make the right decision.

    My prayer is just JLin will be offered by many teamball org with coach who believe in JLin. Then JLin can make a decision on which team he wants to join. Believe fitting in and playing time for his more complete games are his top priorities when choosing an org. JLin also shared his goals haven’t changed. So, on top of that he will also view starter and ring as ones of his main reasons to choose a team to play in. Money won’t be his first top priority. That’s why I don’t think JLin will consider highly on those teams only offer him a backup that plays around 10-15 min. JLin likes to have playing time.

  • John Lee

    And also make a huge mockery of Rondo in the process!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Exactly. Celtics get rid of Rondo and they improve drastically. Mavs acquire Rondo and become crappy. Then they bench him and become good again. That’s an experiment repeated 3 times with the same result. So who else wants to take the Rondo challange besides the tanking Lakers?

  • I’m pretty sure it’s Kobe who has the power over Kupchak & owners but Kupchak might do the tough job to say no to long-term deal to Rondo.

    I can see them catering to Kobe for a cheap Rondo deal, they’re not going anywhere as long as Kobe is there anyway.

    It’s quite sad to see how Kobe hijacked the fate of the proud franchise and the owners let him do so

  • it’s Lakers loss for the next 3-4 years if they do so.
    Oh well, incompetence will catch up sooner or later

  • John Lee

    Kobe has control over little Jimmy, who in turn controls Mitch. I think Mitch wants to get rid of Kobe but is powerless.

  • that would explain Jeanie giving them 3year ultimatum to contend for WCF if not she might hold the card to kick out little Jimmy.

    It’s too bad the whole power struggle is being exploited by Kobe masterfully.

  • Maknusia

    hmmm interesting…it was fine with mine

  • Maknusia

    closer now!

  • LOL Parsons still remembered Lillard’s shot over his outstretched hand

    https://twitter.com/ChandlerParsons/status/592918837722361856

  • Maknusia

    Players…normally would not forget those kinda incidents, especially during playoffs

  • Grace Nsns

    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/237591/Chandler-Parsons-May-Need-Microfracture-Surgery

    Chandler Parsons may need to undergo microfracture surgery on his right knee. There remains a possibility that the cartilage damage could be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.

    Parsons would miss the beginning of next season if he undergoes microfracture surgery.

  • true ..

    I still remember after Lin shut down Lillard in the 4th, noone brought up a question why Parsons got assigned to cover Lillard and Harden was directing people on defense.

    Lin hate ran deep in some teams. That’s why Lin should never go back there

  • oh wow.. microfracture surgery could be huge risk.
    Amare came out of it but was never the same in his explosiveness

  • Maknusia

    unfortunately its a high risk sport…hence the handsome payout

  • Grace Nsns

    and TMac right? sounds scary.

  • linspiredinla

    441 for D’Antoni now.

  • JoeTeam

    you got my vote, fwiw.

  • JoeTeam

    He had a nice game this series, really nice to see him back doing well that game.

  • CJSHYY

    But from what Lin said in his exit interview, I feel he really do will consider Lakers….even w whatever happened this season w BS & Kobe. Plus right after his exit interview, his friend AJ who just had vacation w him sent the tweet to Lin & said something like he will not mind Lin wears Lakers Jersey next season?! That’s why I think Lakers FO sure said something to Lin that made him maybe will re-sign w them….

  • CJSHYY

    So, that means CP had really bad injury?!

  • Grace Nsns

    ???? Ty Lawson showed interest to play for Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks.

    http://milehighsports.com/2015/04/27/does-ty-lawson-wish-he-was-playing-in-dallas/

  • IsabeliJane*17

    hahahaha!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know where you come from. My take is that JLin won’t break a bridge with anyone, orgs unnecessarily. He isn’t that kind of person. JLin also said that he hasn’t thought much about his FA. Many things can happen between now and 1 July. That is why I’m waiting to see the moves in the next couple months. It will be very interesting. If KB and BS are still in Lakers, I doubt JLin will choose to return unless no other better teams are being offered. I don’t believe Lakers and
    Sixers are the only teams will make offers. I believe many good teamball orgs with a coach who believe in JLin will be offered.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Based on the previous season of the Lakers, as an owner it’ll be a looooong offseason for me. My days will be filled with reports,charts, graphs, videos, scouting reports, with watching each and every team in the playoffs until Finals. I don’t really believe in micromanagement, but if my franchise is getting worse every year, I don’t mind getting my hands dirty; I’ll do digging.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL I like this guy already. Ain’t afraid to stomp it, like Pop.

  • Tina

    hahaha… wow. he must hate denver

  • John Lee

    Not a big fan of Ty Lawson, but he is right in that he’s wayyyyy better than overrated Rondo.

  • John Lee

    Great job, Lin fans! When I first posted the poll, D’Antoni was actually behind Melvin Hunt. Now with all of your help he has overtaken Scott Brooks into top place.

    http://kdvr.com/2015/04/22/poll-who-should-be-the-denver-nuggets-head-coach/

  • Seahawk

    The “intense” power of Lin fans.

  • Seahawk

    I can see Rox might go after him. They were high on him.

  • Tina

    Fact.

    but, aren’t most players wayyyy better than Rondo? 🙂

  • Tina

    yes. although i think teams will end up offering around 7-10 mil, money is really irrelevant to him. well, unless he gets offered less than 5, then that’s just pure disrespectful.
    i hope he can find a team that plays the style that he likes to play – team ball, face-paced, high risk/high reward type plays. most importantly, hope he finds a coach that believes in him – which would be evident by increased playing time! if he’s getting less than 20 min and not closing games, it could end up being another repeat of his last few years 🙁

  • Tina

    this is awesome! almost want this duo to happen just so that we can use this name

  • Tina

    🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Tina

    lol let them!

  • Tina

    aww that’s sweet!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Great job everyone. Just checked it. It’s D’Antoni 536 (40.24%) vs Brooks 486 (36.49%). Brooks only received 5 votes since I’ve found out this poll:-) Believe D’Antoni was 281 or something like that:-) Now that JLin global fans pick this up, it will increase even more significantly in the next few hours:-)

  • Maknusia

    Its all Lin’s fans at work! 🙂 *clap*

  • Maknusia

    The GasoLin duo…burns NBA!!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wonder: Is Gasol the one who doesn’t like JLin?

  • Tina

    how come?

  • John Lee

    Got an awesome ring to it, however I doubt Grizzlies would part with Conley.

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Is he the one who played with KB last season? Remember I saw JLin fans mentioned about him didn’t like JLin. I don’t know the details. Just wondering whether it’s true…

  • BobbyH

    As of 8 am EST, it stands D’Antoni 793 (49.78%) vs Brooks 488 (30.63%).

  • Rookie75094

    frank ibola of nba radio is touting cj McCallum for starting pg after one good game….. what a Jlin hater….smh

  • Rookie75094

    Resistance is futile….hahaha

  • kittyhead

    Several weeks ago, It was reported that Mavs trainer suspected the knee injury resulted from his shoes, so he stopped wearing shoes of the Chinese brand(forget its name) for a while. It seems too late though…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I doubt Denver will be looking at these polls before making a decision…then the fact that it’s being rigged by us Lin supporters makes it unreliable…Would be best to know what true nuggets fan thinks about the coaching situation.

  • joyce ward

    He has always been a lin hater

  • JJ Hui

    Yes! It is beyond our control who they want to hire, but it is no harm done even for fun! You never know but it might help, we are doing good to vote so please no worries!

  • grover chang

    Feel bad for Parson. Hope he comes through. That sounds big.

  • grover chang

    I think it would be a back up role. Just seems to me that we know Lin is all-star caliber pg but the rest of the league just wants him as a back up. Mchale and BS made sure that was the script for Lin. Can’t believe it took an asian to bring a Celtic and a Laker together on something.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think he is fit w Mav’s system. But if he is going to be out of Nuggets… of course he will try every team that available to him.

  • joyce ward

    The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

    Bruce Lee

  • CJSHYY

    I like Lin & D12…. It’s fun…

  • joyce ward

    Me too.It looked like it was Adidas players

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I see.

  • joyce ward

    Since lin is not playing my twitter feed is dead. I suspect so are a lot of the laker media feeds. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I know even the playoff is not that fun to watch anymore to me. Just pick up Spurs & Mav games to watch…

  • CJSHYY
  • joyce ward

    Yeah. Also too I am surprised Parson didn’t do well this year due to injury. Fans seem to be forgiving this year but about next year if he can’t produce

  • JJ Hui

    Lin has smart parents and so Lin will not make decision blindly with himself only!

  • webattorney

    Enter the Dragon? Lol

  • webattorney

    Good thing Parsons got his financial future covered.

  • webattorney

    Gasol too old. Better to develop the combo with a new rising star like A. Davis.

  • webattorney

    Bucks, not Mavs, may do that.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    MDA now has over 50% of the votes. I knew we could do it 🙂

  • JJ Hui

    I think is better dont post what you did 🙂

  • joyce ward

    Yeah. It seems Lowery has become one those players who play well during contract season, then after that nothing. LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If you’re the Nuggets owner trying to make money from tickets and advertising, wouldn’t you be interested to know that MDA + Lin = Linsanity which would bring in tons of new fans and mucho dinero?

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Rondo saved CP’s poor play for him….LOL! I guess more fans focus on Rondo & Carlisle fight than anyone else.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Too bad the Rox and Lakers can’t both get him.

  • wandertheglobe

    Bob says…Damian is the worst def PG in the NBA.

    .@matthewwasinger He dies on screens, he loses his guy for no reason and he can’t keep anyone in front of him. Worst def PG in league— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) April 28, 2015

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I thought only Asian PGs need to play defense.

  • wandertheglobe

    Premium Unleaded?

  • wandertheglobe

    Stranger things have happened, if they can throw $48M at Kobe, giving his friend a max contract is not out of the question. I hope you they’ll do whatever it takes to bring in Rondo. Scott will be gone by mid-season with team of Kobe, Rondo, & JC.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I though you guys were talking about the Gasol brother on the Bulls. Why is Memphis in play?

  • PPP

    Im one of the guys hoping lin would join the mavs. With the news that Parsons may go under microfracture surgery, that option may need to be reconsidered since parsons still has 2 years left for 15mil+ per year. That would hinder the mavs from signing qualitiy players believing he cant play at least the first year and the second year will be very limited. The future is not good for the Mavs.

    My preferred teams for lin would be the Nuggets, Kings, Bucks and Sixers. Not sure about Orlando with Oladipo and Payton occupying the 2 starting spots.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Here is my ranking of all NBA teams in order of best fit for JLin:

    Good fit (Potentially;18 teams)
    1) Nuggets 2) Magic 3) Mavs 4) Spurs
    5) Kings 6) Jazz 7) Hawks 8) Celtics
    9) Nets 10) Bucks 11) Hornets 12) Pacers
    13) Sixers 14) Pistons 15) Trailblazers 16) Heat
    17) Bulls 18) Timberwolves

    Poor fit
    19) Raptors 20) Thunder 21) Cavs 22) Suns
    23) Wizards 24) Grizzlies 25) Clippers 26) Pelicans

    Ruled out
    27) GSW 28) Knicks 29) Rox 30) Lakers

    May need some tweaking here and there 🙂

  • I like the Top 5 in Good Fit category 🙂

    Raptors might be a good fit if Lowry is not there but they made him their star already so yeah, poor fit
    Hawks might be lower in the number due to their commitment to Jeff Teague.

  • Quick recap on which teams were rumored to have interest in Lin around the Feb trade deadline or before he was traded to Lakers from HOU:
    1. Philadelphia 76ers
    2. Houston Rockets
    3. NY Knicks

    Did I miss any teams?

  • sport

    Shoes are definitely important, same with how people blamed Adidas for D Rose’s injuries and downfall.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I believe in a very high chance JLin will end up in Dallas unless money was the issue. Base on hoopshype.com, Lin is #6 available pg this year and the top 5 seem to go nowhere but to stay with their current team. Dragic will opt out and Reily will offer him max. Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson and Patrick Beverley are restricted so they will stay or be traded to another team. Rondo in return to Dallas seems like the impossible. And rank 7 unrestricted Mo Williams is not the type of leading a team pg, he’s more of a scorer.

    Dallas has no more pick or player (Dirt and Chandler are untouchable) to trade for $12 mil Ty Lawson. So Lin will be their best option to sign as he also can easily be fit with their current rosters.

  • Quick recap of Linsanity-like games post ASB & praises from opposing coaches

    Game Pts/Ast
    60 12p/9a vs MIA
    59 23p/8a vs CHA
    58 20p/8a vs OKC Linsanity Train Ran Over BScott Tank!
    57 14p/6a vs MIL Win
    56 8p/3a vs UTA No winners Win
    55 25p/6a vs BOS Full-Blown LINSANITY!! Win -> Brad Stevens: “Jeremy Lin killed us.”
    54 18p/2a vs BKN

    Note: Jeremy only averaged 1TO/game in this 7 games when Pick-and-Roll was allowed. The next game vs MEM Byron asked Jeremy to shut down his PnR

    These games showed Jeremy can play his better-than-Linsanity PnR game with minimal TOs.
    I have a hunch Brad Stevens will invite Jeremy to BOS for a FA workout as Marcus Smart was ineffective and benched in the last game in the playoff

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    So according to ESPN, Lakers will most likely sign Rondo for the next two years before Westbrook is available
    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12777379

  • Dan Cohen

    The REALITY is no matter how we view of Lin or think he is a superstar or whatever, he will just be thought of as a solid backup pg or maybe a 6th man because that is how GMs and the media and nba will think of him. Fans can think of whatever, but it’s the GMs, media and nba who controls how they portrait certain nba players. For example, think of rubio. To me, that guy is always overrated as I see nothing that ‘wows’ me and I don’t see him fitting much in any modern fast pace nba team. But nba wants to portrait him as a star..because the scouts or the media thought so.

    As I have always said, in order to have the media, nba and gms view differently in thinking LIn IS a star (not all gms, btw), Lin has to play lights out in the playoffs and win the championship with him leading, or running the team… or have a strong team work where Lin contributes greatly. And sad to say.. one championship is not enough. He has to show /prove again that he contributed greatly in another championship. Otherwise, he won’t be remembered as great. Haters will hate..and it can shut them up..but the ones who doesn’t know bball or neutral or just standing on the border will change their minds and realized that Lin is a star.

    Plus I know that in the beginning I kept saying I hope Lin can break out with another coach other than MDA..now I have to change that and say go with MDA or whichever coach he fits with to win championships, because he is nearing his prime. I know if lin wins the championship with MDA as the coach, people will say he is mda’s boy..but then no other pg, even nash, can win the championship with MDA, so that is also something that also speaks volume about him.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah maybe the Hawks need to be lowered. The factor I weighed most heavily in the ranking was coach and style of play. Current coach is the main reason why the Raptors and Pelicans are in the poor fit category. But both of those coaches are on shaky ground. If either team gets a more suitable coach then it’s ranking would improve significantly. Clippers are a poor fit because it would mean backing up Chris Paul who’s current backup is the coach’s son. That definitely doesn’t sound good.

    Nets were ranked high on the outside chance that a very troubled franchise would try to recreate Linsanity in NY by acquiring Lin and replacing the current coach.

  • I agree all signs point to a good fit in DAL:
    1. Coach who compliment JLin’s games multiple times
    2. Good fit with players in rosters (Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Amare even Greg Smith)
    3. Play fast like Jameer Nelson that worked so well before bringing in a disaster in Rondo
    4. DAL (and Cuban) was the 1st to give JLin an NBA chance in the summer league
    5. JLin familiarity with DAL coaches

    At least I hope Lin will consider DAL strongly, especially with chances to beat HOU Rockets a few times in the same division.

    But I think Lin would also entertain a possible fit with a good young team like BOS/ORL in the weaker East Conference if they show interest because of higher All-Star possibility and playoff experience.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wide-open option for him when the free agency starts. IMO, Lin should go to team that has best chance to win championship. Bos or Orl are still in developing their young and they still have many picks this coming year.

  • True, Mark Cuban was correct in 2012 to assess JLin can be a star with correct system around him (like Nash with MDA)

    NBA is all about creating ESPN highlights and All-Star numbers to create stars.
    It’s a small window of opportunity for NBA players to play in a peak period as a 27-30 years old.
    JLin should maximize his opportunity to the fullest as the main ball-handling PG.

    If playing in MDA system offers the biggest chance to be an NBA star, JLin should take it.
    There’s nothing wrong with that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Very much like the Lakers have spread out their lies about how good Clarkson was as a pg to justify his starting in their purpose of keeping their 1st pick. Hope they fail.

  • Rick Johnson

    Dwights pretty funny. So over the top though, you wonder if he’s just pretending to be scared. Like this Clutch video, he threw his phone:

    https://youtu.be/bdac3QKmSpI

  • grover chang

    My heart downvotes you. My mind has been agreeing with you. The label for Lin is back up pg. Crazy that the guy who made Lin a backup, Patrick Beverly, will likely not be in the league as long as Lin is hilarious. The only indirect way Lin could be a starter in my eyes is LIn gets a bigger agency and get bigger corporate sponsers with the China angle, then those sponsers pressure Lin’s team to start him for their brand exposure. MDA is not a 100% possibilty of starting LIn. At the end of LInsanity MDA wanted to trade Melo for Deron Williams. Then Dolan fired MDA. I think MDA would bench LIn if a “star” pg was on the team to run his system.

  • grover chang

    Or Cuban trades Parson for Lawson. LOL

  • Dan Cohen

    Your last statement is very true.. That’s why couple months ago I asked if MDA is the coach and he has ty lawson and lin, who will he start.. some say both, but I think that is wishful thinking. Pretty sure Ty will be the starter..unless Ty and mda argues and had bad blood.

  • Charlie S

    All these so called sports “experts” are as good at predicting players and teams as weathermen are at predicting weather. And I think the weathermen do a better job with their predictions too.

    It’s all herd mentality. They just repeat whatever anyone else has already said.

    That being said, I believe there are more coaches than just MDA that can be compatible with JLin’s skillset. Not a lot of coaches, but enough that JLin will land somewhere good.

  • Rick Johnson

    KEVIN DINGVerified account
    ‏@KevinDing
    The Lakers don’t love @RajonRondo. But they also don’t hate him. My column: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2446050-lakers-have-plenty-of-reasons-to-add-rajon-rondo-but-will-proceed-with-caution
    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/593104374462881793

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    People as usual are confused between report and prediction.

  • CJSHYY

    I think if Lin is not stay then they sure will sign him for Kobe. LOL!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Rondo+BS+Kobe = Disaster Awaiting.

  • Oladipo can be the SG but I’m not sure about Payton.
    What’s important is who the coach will be and if Orlando believes Lin can be a star.

  • it’s quite a major injury that is hard to predict if someone can be back 100%. Historically it’s pretty bad

  • BobbyH

    This alone kills the question who is the best NBA player in the past decade.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • adele

    By the way, how many teams are there in the nba? 30? And lf Lin is #20 among the pg’s then he can be a starter in one of the 10 teams who doesn’t have a star pg. Those teams would consider him to start. He will be a strong back up for contender teams though. And I know he is between #15 – #20 among pg’s

  • Rookie75094

    Tha gasol brother were on the Spanish team that make the racist slant eye gesture team picture for the Olympics in China. … they never apologize for it. There was Calderone, and Vazquez (I think) as well… oh and Rubio also.

  • Rookie75094

    Nothing shows up when I click on it

  • deesee5

    Must have been deleted. Anybody know what he said?

  • deesee5

    Are we the only ones saying its a disaster? Are other Laker fans thinking the same way since Rondo did play like crap for Mavs? If Lakers feel the same way we do then they might not sign him..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This also shows up in JLin’s FB link. Apparently it’s a song.
    https://www.facebook.com/jeremylin7/posts/1628486350719300?notif_t=notify_me

  • Charlie S

    Some call it disaster. Others call it fireworks. I’ll get the popcorn ready.

  • Tina

    On Facebook, he put a link to the song, mc Jin – broken. #thekeytohopeistrust

    🙂

  • deesee5

    Agree. Lin will have offers, and then options on what’s best for him. He should have a better season next year.

  • Yascar

    Read the lyrics. Very profound song as we have come to expect from Jeremy.

  • webattorney

    Lin needed close to 17/6 average for the entire season to get a starting job somewhere. That didn’t happen for various reasons. GMs play it safe and have the attitude of “show me first”. Can’t blame them when their jobs are on the line. However, I think Lin has AT LEAST shown that he can play a back-up + replacement starter, so he should get one or two offers.

  • webattorney

    Lin will land “somewhere good”, but as a starter or a back-up?

  • orLinaryjoe

    You mean Rondo will make Kobe look better, a fancier Price replacement.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Slow and boring!
    You wouldn’t call it entertaining basketball。

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody really gives him a hard time; just a bad game and nobody doubts his ability.
    If it happens to Jeremy, all h*** would be broken to tell us how bad a player he is.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rick is more skinny.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My top 8 teams for Jeremy are almost all classified as your good fit except the Pelicans.
    (1) Dallas Mavericks (3),
    (2) Utah
    Jazz (6),
    (3) Sacramento Kings (5),
    (4) Denver
    Nuggets (1),
    (5) Indiana Pacers (12),
    (6) Charlotte
    Hornets (11),
    (7) New Orleans Pelicans (26),
    (8) Brooklyn
    Nets (9)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Over 60%

  • adele

    No matter where and what team Lin is playing, I believe that he will perform his best. As long as the team is not tanking, even if the coach won’t believe in him, miracles happen. That’s why Linsanity happened. Mda did not believe him at all until the star players are injured. If we all believe there will be another Linsanity, then it will happen. I believe the mind and the energy will make it happen. If the so called Lin fans will say he is a back up, other people will take that and spread it like even the fans did not believe he can start. Lets all unite and believe that he can be a starter and a star player. Am I asking too much?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Players that could help the Mavericks in this playoff now.
    Starting point guard Jameer Nelson,
    Backup wing Jae Crowder
    Backup center Brandan Wright,

    Now they are all gone with
    a 2015 first-round pick &
    a 2016 second-round pick for Rondo

    It’s all because the owner made a bonehead decision in getting the slow Rondo.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think Brandan Wright is good. Mav is really bad in rim protect now. smh! Tyson is too old?! They also need 3P shooters. So upset to see Rox win the first round.

  • The blessing in disguise is … Bad Rondo makes Good Lin look even better!

    If Lin goes to Mavs next season, Mavs fans will say
    “Thank goodness for great chemistry with JLin! Just look at Rondo drama in LA”

    Hoping for Sweet Linjustice to be served LOL

  • Tina

    they needed CP for 3-point shooting. i don’t know. mavs just seem so weak against the rockets :/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Rocket is just lucky to have the weakened Mavericks in the first round.
    In fact Dallas has never got back on their feet since the first day it has Rondo.

  • CJSHYY

    Before the Rondo trade, their bench could beat Rox starters but …. smh! dumb move.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The whole team was just shattered after the trade. Now Dallas Mavericks become hopeless for years to come. It is just a nightmare. Mark Cuban’d better do something good soon.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I agree The whole team was just shattered after the trade.

    https://twitter.com/DaAnsahonSports/status/593246421677187073

  • So DAL lost the series to HOU (1-4) as they lost 94-103 in Game 5.

    Lin’s prospect in DAL with Ellis & Barea
    Looking at the boxscore, JJ Barea had 6p/9a as he shot 3/12.
    Monta Ellis & Dirk led scoring with 25pts and 22 pts.

    The good thing is JJ Barea is not the long-term answer at PG position (more like a good backup PG to give sparks off-the-bench) so Lin will be a consideration in the summer. But Ellis might be invited back as he played quite well in the series and in Carlisle’s system.

    I’m not sure how well Ellis/Lin backcourt work well as their time in GSW didn’t work out so well.
    Ellis is too ball-dominant and is still an inefficient volume scorer.

    DAL is still 100x better for Lin than LA
    Oh well, if Lin goes there w/ Ellis, at least it’s 100x better than watching Lin plays under BScott and Kobe’s watchful eyes.

  • I want to see Mavs fans start the “We Want Lin” campaign 😀

  • sport

    Off topic: I remember you guys raised money for JLin’s foundation. Can you let me know what website/method you used to raise that money? I’m trying to do something similar for a cat/pet charity. Also not sure what cat/pet charity is reliable?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think Ellis can play well w Lin as the PG. (So is Lin) He is more ISO than Harden during regular season. I hope he can out of Mav if Lin is really going to Mav… but I think right now no Rondo, Mav maybe will try hard to keep Ellis.

  • Dan Cohen

    rondo killed the mavs in this series.. if no rondolo, mav might still have a chance.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc I saw how good Mav’s bench were before the Rondo trade vs Rox… but too bad, they got Rondo & Rox got lucky w J Smith & Brewer. So …. game over.

  • CJSHYY

    We will know more what’s in Carlisle & Cuban’s mind when their exit interview come…

  • leeda harun

    Elis is a ballhog.I believe Carlisle likes his player more than lin.I prefer lin go some place else. They prefer Ty lawson more than lin

  • JJ Hui

    I am with you, Adele!
    I feel really tired with all those Debbie Downers who always have half empty glass attitude, always think negative and always spread negative rumors. It is not doing any good to anybody! It is dragging down people and doing harm to Jeremy Lin!

    Also negative thinking people always dragging down people with them. Throughout my life i got rid of this kind of people around me because i don’t want to waste my time with them!

  • sport

    Not good, another close game for the Spurs. They really need to take this one!! It’s almost impossible to win two games especially when they’re struggling against the Clippers.

  • sport

    Spurs vs Clippers game is intense!

  • CJSHYY

    If Mav really keeps Ellis then the PG they want just someone who can shoot 3P. Mo Williams maybe will get the job.

  • guest

    I’m with you both Adele and Sport. Successful and smart people know they’they’re the average of the people they spend the most time with. JLin is very smart and God has a special plan for him. We shouldn’t be repeating pessimistic speculations here.
    JLin is a UFA this coming season. He will be a starter on a new team.

  • 74-69 .. looks to be a great game.

    Duncan just finished with a dunk on transition 😀

  • BTW on the JLinFoundation fundraising, we didn’t use special website.
    We just asked people to send directly to JLin Foundation via Paypal or pool the money through JLinPortal.

    There might be a few fundraising website that’s available out there.

  • Clippers made 10-1 run to take 80-77 lead and gained the momentum.
    But Manu drove to the rim & got fouled to quiet the crowd a bit. 2 FTs

    This is how Lin is so much like Manu. They both have the ability to drive the rim to stop or create a momentum.

  • JoeTeam

    and he got pounded going in, and Barnes still acted innocent.

  • sport

    short meltdown towards the end, and Austin Rivers made buzzer beater 2 to tie the game again. Both Green and Leonard doesn’t seem as effective this game. I truly think JLin would made a great contribution to Spurs if he can earn the trust of Pop.

  • good thoughts. we should follow up on DAL exit interview to see what they say about PG need

  • yes, that’s what I’m concerned with

  • sport

    thanks

  • yes, it is 2 different paths that Lin can take: championship or All-Star role as the main PG. Let’s hope Lin make the best decision for his career

  • we know Barnes is very dirty

  • JoeTeam

    love that JJ Redick has 5 fouls wanna see the start to lose people.

  • sport

    Looks like CP3 and Blake wants it more than Spurs, going to be difficult for Spurs to win this series if they lose 3-2. This game most likely determines who wins the series.

  • JoeTeam

    SAS still looking v good.

  • sport

    Diaw getting going for Spurs, go Diaw!

  • sport

    Yes Diaw giving them a huge spark!

  • sport

    Finally Spurs moving the ball alot better after Diaw came in, making every shot now! Go Spurs!!

  • JoeTeam

    and that passing. SAS are scary boring and then you notice the ball is moving and everyone is playing a role and you just watch them score. They have what I call win-at-will capability. The ball just starts moving like magic, doesn’t need any heroes.

  • JoeTeam

    and the zip zip to parker to Duncan for easy layup.

  • sport

    Diaw with the 3 to seal the game! Clippers can’t come back from this, Spurs winning this one for sure! Bye Bye Clippers!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m surprised that the Clippers doesn’t get blown off the court with such a pathetic 3 point shooting.

  • sport

    To be fair Spurs weren’t making alot of 3 pointers this game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unless Clippers can hit 3. They were 1-13 in 3s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not too much just 10 more than the Clippers.–> 30 points.

  • sport

    Holy smokes what a shot by Diaw!

  • Briiick

    But Clippers stole a lot more.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s getting better every day. He’s getting himself in shape.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs are all great shooters. They all can make shots if you let them open.

  • sport

    Oh no, Clippers making a comeback, Spurs lead down to 2! Ouch!

  • JoeTeam

    SAS/LAC have given us 5 great games. GSW/NOP gave us a couple of great games. Didn’t watch LeBon lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Yay, JJ Redick out. Bummer on missed FT.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One possession basketball game. Likely to go OT

  • Grace Nsns

    no OT! go Spurs!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Finish them Spurs. Don’t go OT. Too many players in foul trouble.

  • Grace Nsns

    oh No! 1pt game

  • sport

    Ouch, Spurs might lose this…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Time for big Leonard and Boris Diaw and Duncan

  • Grace Nsns

    Clippers have the possession, feels bad. Please please do something Po

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Stupid big fella makes mistake again. Spurs may just run out of the clock.

  • Grace Nsns

    Jordan goaltending? hahah

  • JoeTeam

    I love it, Griff’s shot was going in.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jordon is so dumb!

  • sport

    Yup Basket Interference! Thank You Deandre Jordon! LOL!!

  • JoeTeam

    just half a sec too soon, maybe not dumb. Too eager to win. Danny Green had such a clean look, it was so short. Karma.

  • Grace Nsns

    Manu back, oh my

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clippers is going to foul.

  • JoeTeam

    dirty Barnes preventing him from running.

  • Grace Nsns

    Green 1st in, good hands

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Does Green miss on purpose?

  • JoeTeam

    tDuncan great smile!

  • sport

    Yay Spurs win!!! Leonard with the crucial rebound!

  • Grace Nsns

    ok got this one

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    bingo Spurs does it again.

  • Grace Nsns

    Yay!

  • JoeTeam

    I love it. Thanks sport for calling it as a great game so I caught the last 15 mins! you da man!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Thanks to the big and dumb Jordon.

  • sport

    So happy!! Woot Woot!

  • sport

    XD yup Thank You Deandre Jordon! Blake’s shot was going in. If it counted Clippers would’ve won.

  • JoeTeam

    he was right there for the rebound and tipped it to KL. Interesting. Wanna see it again.

  • sport

    I was wondering the same thing, whether it was planned.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jordon is a no-brainer and sometimes he just drove CP3 nuts.

  • JoeTeam

    I wouldn’t call him dumb, he’s loving the agony of de-feet.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The lost is on him.
    He knew that.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I am so happy that he made that dumb move… I thought Spurs was going to loss this one… Great! LOL!

  • JoeTeam

    the loss was indeed on him. Maybe one more loss, maybe on CP3 ha ha.

  • JoeTeam

    Pop:

    Timmy, the proverbial can’t jump over a piece of paper, but play of the game was his block and possible 2nd effort strip of Blake. Paraphrase … love Pop’s answers.

  • webattorney

    No, it was going out until D Jordan touched the ball with his finger. He gave his finger to Spurs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If he didn’t touch it, the ball would go in by itself. It’s breathtaking that he just pushed down for a goal-tend.

  • webattorney

    It was going out. I saw it several times on TNT replay. Without D Jordan, Clippers wouldn’t have been this close any way.

  • Rick

    There is a line between Tip-In & Goaltending.
    Not dumb, just too eager to win the game

  • CJSHYY

    I know that’s why I thought Spurs was going to loss… LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    D(umb) Jordan is going to stick with him the rest of this season.
    He is going to have nightmare after nightmares of taking FTs and getting called for GT.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    To summarise the game:
    T(errific) Duncan and D(umb) Jordon.
    Game is won by the Spurs.

    Doc Rivers said,” The Spurs got every loose ball. The Clippers was 1-14 on 3Ps.”
    Indeed I’m surprised that this is even a close game. The Spurs made 10 more 3 pointers. How can you overcome that!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Next game is going to be a riot with the Spurs getting the home court advantage.
    I’m sure it would be like the third game.
    The Spurs would roar right after the tipoff and blow out the Clippers out before the Clippers get used to the court.

  • CJSHYY
  • Keith

    Pretty sure Darryl Jacobs still think Scott Asai can’t drive .

  • Duncan is still the best Power Forward at 39!

    https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/593297166313066496

  • It’s simply amazing how Duncan can block Griffin with his right hand while checking DeAndre Jordan with his left.
    I had to pause a few times to see what actually happened!

    https://twitter.com/JimmySpencerNBA/status/593287826646630400

  • Tina

    cute duncan. this one’s probably my favorite though:

    https://vine.co/v/OYPlemtnjta

    LOL adorable!

  • check this out. Griffin actually got rejected by Duncan TWICE! lol

    https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/593286828033253376

  • Tina

    duncan is great, but lots of contact on that play by green

  • I think Griffin tried to draw a foul as he leaned his shoulder forward but Green’s hand-check and him wisely leaning back was not enough for the ref to call a foul with playoff intensity.

    It might be considered great team defense as Green let the big man behind him to make a play.

  • So DAL might pursue LMA .. and DeAndre Jordan

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/593264803029856256

  • haha …Duncan and JLin would’ve been great teammates! LOL
    They both have nerdy & adorable qualities!

  • Tina

    you’re probably right. if it wasn’t the playoffs and 4th quarter, it would’ve been called a foul. i suppose we will find out tomorrow when they do the officiating reviews for any bad calls. blake does like to force fouls. sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t :/

  • Tina

    yeah! its too bad duncan is nearing retirement though! although unlikely at this point, i would love to see jlin in spurs. all their players seem to have good personalities and jlin would fit right in with them in terms of personality and teamwork.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hehe wonder who the opposing team’s defense will double or triple team – Jeremy or Duncan.

  • adele

    Thats why they have the same agent.

  • sport

    How many times have we seen Deandre Jordan do something stupid at buzzer beating moments?

  • sport

    Yes it was, every possession counted, felt like a finals match.

  • Dan Cohen

    You know.. Based on watching the Spurs vs the Clippers, I think either team will get destroyed by the roxiesorgies.

    Both of these teams are not predated on the 3 ball and few 3 point shots. The rox are. The only other team who is also predated on the 3 ball is GSW. The 3 ball is important.. it’s like 3 to 1 RewardtoRisk vs 2 to 1 RewardtoRisk (like trading). You get only 30% 3s in and you will be able to break even with some other team getting 45% 2s in. But the rox are not a 30% 3s..it’s a 35% 3s teams.. which can breakeven with a 52% 2s teams, which are most teams. Couple that with FT and some 2s, roxiesorgies have the edge compare to Spurs and the Clippers. PLUS, they now have one thing where morey thought it’s pointless and that is chemistry… and vets.. they all seem to know whose role is whose. In the past, I felt it was harden trying to prove he is the man of this team and not LIn. Now that he proves it.. he is more at ease. Plus all the players including pablo can hit the 3.. in fact I think that is what they are all testing and scrimmaging on. (lin was also going crazy with the 3 ball and practicing it when he was with the roxies)

    Only thing that is stopping them is harden going all out with strippers on this long rest…but then you have josh s – dh12 connection,which then you will need dh12 or Josh to foul out of the game early. Sorry to say.. there is no revenge for lin…and parsona.

  • Dan Cohen

    Oh did I say.. that if clippers plays, than dh12 will be in the paint blocking left and right.. who is capable of shooting 3s in the clippers. The spurs is all duncan now. Parker is not wowwing anymore.

  • livyrlife

    You mean Josh Smith + Dwight Howard connection is better than either those of Spurs or Clippers? Well, we can agree to disagree. But one thing I’m certain is that I don’t live to seek revenge on my enemies(not even one in my life though) by witnessing their failures. Instead, I want to see them progress, improve and that propels me to do even better and get ahead of them. lol.
    So it’s ok if the Rox win the second round by having D12 swatting all the shots, H13 flopping to the FTs countlessly while Jeremy is improving and ultimately wins a few rings :))

  • Dan Cohen

    and what if jeremy doesn’t ultimately win a few rings even though he improves? You have to remember.. at this stage, he has to again prove himself that he is a starter or a 6th man.

  • Acbc

    Your comment would be well received on Clutchfan.

  • Acbc

    Makes you want to beolieve in ki energy and the power of the force.

  • CJSHYY

    I love Spurs but I really do worry if they vs Rox. Bc Rox really do have lots of good shooters. Even J Smith can shoot well in 3P?! Why Rox is so lucky to have J Smith & Brewer not Rondo? Clippers is much younger team & also have lots of dirty play…. I do hope no matter which team vs Rox, hope Rox will have more shooting off night in 2nd round.

  • CJSHYY

    I didn’t know Jordan is also a FA? To tell the truth, Tyson is really not that good to protect rim now. Jordan is better choice now.

  • BobbyH

    3s alone won’t decide the game. The playoff games are dynamic and intense that any factor can impact the outcome. One can do well in one series, but not necessary the next one.

    Watched last night game, Spurs down 14 points in 2Q, but they came back. What was the main factor triggering it? Coach and defense. Spurs still has the edge over Rox, IMO.

  • Dan Cohen

    except for the very last paragraph

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Dan Cohen

    true.. like game 4.. you live by the 3 and die by it.. but problem is..if the 3s aren’t falling, they will resort to james hardens foul drawing and js and dh lobbies.

    Plus, I think if Dirk didn’t have a bad night, this game is very down to the wire.

    And if rondo wasnsn’t starting the 1st two games, it might be win 1 lose 1..

    And if felton wasn’t starting in game 3.. (what was rick thinking). they might’ve had a chance because it was only 2 points loss.

    This series could’ve gone to 7 games.. if it wasn’t for the last 2 blunders decisions.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Lin has placed 5th in voting for the Joe Dumars Trophy. The annual award reflects the ideals of sportsmanship — ethical behavior, fair play and integrity — in amateur and professional basketball, a key focus of the league’s NBA Cares program. The trophy is named for former Detroit Pistons guard and Hall of Famer Joe Dumars, the award’s first recipient, in 1995-96.

    Each team nominated one of its players for the award. The six divisional winners from among 30 team nominees were selected by NBA executives and Collins and Bob Lanier, a Hall of Fame center. As a divisional winner, the NBA will make a $5,000 donation to Jeremy Lin’s charity of choice: Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees.

    Below are the voting totals for the 2014-15 NBA Sportsmanship Award:
    __________

  • Dan Cohen

    http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12783830/houston-rockets-apologize-dallas-mavericks-harsh-tweet

    Now you know why I said revenge would’ve been sweet… houston has no class.. it trickled from the employees.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! This is the tweet MM was talking about it… not surprised. Rox is no class org. smh! I really hope they will loss big in 2nd round.

  • Dan Cohen

    well 2nd seed was suppose to beat the 7 seed right? .. again if it wasn’t for my previous points.. this game would’ve been anyones.. and into game 7.

  • webattorney

    If Tim Duncan is the best PF in history, does that mean Spurs plays without a true Center? Is Tim Duncan the best PF RIGHT NOW over A Davis, the Brow?

  • JW

    It’s nice that LAL did select him.

  • CJSHYY

    If Mav didn’t make the trade for Rondo then they would do a better job in this playoff. Cuban should just let Morey to get Rondo instead.

  • webattorney

    I disagree. I think Rockets will have an easier time against Clippers. You neutralize Harden, you win against Rockets. I feel Spurs have the personnel to do so. Rockets definitely got better. Also, I do understand their decision to let Lin go and let everything flow pretty much through Harden, not that they don’t need a better back-up over Priogioni. They basically need someone to cover for Harden for 6 to 10 minutes at the max.

    For myself, I want to see Lin back with Knicks and start.

  • Dan Cohen

    but don’t forget josh and dh12 lob city…

  • webattorney

    Yeah, Harden does that well like CP3. Scoop pass. But I think they can get Dwight into a foul trouble and neutralize him that way. I still think either Spurs or Clippers will win against Rockets though.

  • webattorney

    Yes, a really bad move by Cuban. Not that they would have advanced to 2nd round even then.

  • Dan Cohen

    hopefully. But remember that Game 2 it was josh and dh12 that made the difference. and rick wasn’t prepare for that.

  • webattorney

    Every team has some weaknesses, but I just feel Spurs or Clippers plays better. Also, Rockets weak defending against Guards. Even with a lousy coaching, Rockets a threat, so that shows you that they really improved. Wish Lin would have stayed with Rockets one more year and got more playoff experience. Of course, no way do I envision Rockets winning the whole thing.

  • webattorney

    Given Lin’s playing style and current age (he will be 27 in August), how many years do you think Lin will have until his skills start to go downward? I feel like Lin has 3 or 4 years at max which will be his “peak” years in terms of skill.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s why I don’t think Rick is good enough to beat Rox bc he knew Smith’s trouble for them since game 2 but still didn’t make any adjustment to against him?!

  • CJSHYY

    Just found out…. McHale, a close friend of Carlisle from their playing days with the Boston Celtics….

    I doubt Carlisle will like Lin? They both like the player who didn’t have too many idea or opinion just did as I ask…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He plays both PF and C.

  • adele

    Lets see. Anything can happen. Its just an injury away.

  • adele

    Yes and dont forget their attitude. Josh was waived before because he is toxic in the locker room.

  • Dan Cohen

    but doesn’t seem like it in this rox team.. what is toxic in one team is a perfume in another. Maybe because he want to be the guy in the hawks..so he is trying too hard..but once in roxies.. he knows he is not hte guy..and has to be behind james harden… so everyone know their roles.

  • Charlie S

    Tiago Splitter is their center

  • Charlie S

    In terms of physical speed, 3 to 4 years. But other skills will improve. As the floor general, mental aspects of his game will only get better. Recognition of defenses, awareness of teammate positions, etc.

  • Charlie S

    That’s experience right there. Many years fine-tuning his craft.

  • joyce ward

    Chandler Parsons: “I’m officially shifting into GM mode. I have great relationships with a lot of guys out there.”

  • webattorney

    Tiago seems to have reached his talent level and is not getting better. Lol

  • webattorney

    I see.

  • webattorney

    Maybe he has a future as a GM.

  • Brent Yen

    I expect his shooting to become better which compensates the athleticism loss.

  • Wandais38 .

    I don’t know why guys like Chandler don’t seem to get that saying something like this, would put off his current teammates? He helped recruit Dwight and look where he ended up. he just seems thirsty for attention, when his focus should probably be getting physically ready for next season.

  • CJSHYY

    CP is always act like CP. I am curious… will he asks Lin to Mav?

  • CJSHYY

    Not sure they will need new PG or not?!

    http://espn.go.com/blog/marc-stein/post/_/id/3786/summer-scoop-dallas-mavericks

    Ellis’ future, by contrast, is far more complicated.

    Word is he’s not looking to leave Dallas, where he remade his reputation with last season’s strong showing before this season’s ups and downs, but Ellis also has the ability to opt out and become a free agent after playing for the (relative) bargain price of $8 million (and change) in each of the past two seasons.‎

    Passing on the opportunity to test the market and see if he can land a more lucrative annual salary might be hard to resist. The Mavs themselves, according to our own Tim MacMahon, are working through their own conflicted feelings about Ellis’ future with the club.

    It’s too early, then, to definitively forecast whether the Mavs will have a completely new starting backcourt next season. Or just half-new.


    Undaunted by any previous whiffs, sources say that the Mavs have already identified at least two prime targets they intend to pursue in July: Dallas nativeLaMarcus Aldridge and former Texas A&M center DeAndre‎ Jordan.

  • Rick Johnson
  • rookie75094

    haha… slap him down before he becomes a laker…hehe

  • Rick Johnson
  • adele

    Yes it depends on every situation but an attitude and personality won’t change overnight. Once you have it, it will surface once circumstances will call for it.

  • Tyson is getting older for sure …
    Jordan is super-athletic but sometimes his decision-making has mixed results. Maybe he’s tired of Clippers and will go to Dallas

  • hehe.. The Big Fundamental has mastered the technique and the power of gravity force for sure 😀

  • hm, very true .. maybe they will meet in the same agent office and casually talk things over the summer

  • you and I will be watching in glee LOL

  • absolutely, let’s hope Duncan postpone his retirement!
    If Lin has a ring in mind, Duncan can still help get it in his 40s

  • yeah, Blake has improved so much from being 1-dimensional but at times he still force things to happen

  • I have the same thought .. he’ll no longer be relying on his quickness to get to the rim and his blocking ability but rely more on shooting & hopefully Nash-like footwork to get off shots

    The fact that his 3PT has reached career-high in his less-than-ideal role in LA is super impressive!

  • Parsons is in recruiting mode for DAL now.
    No doubt he will at least bring up Lin’s name since he gets a lot of breakaway dunks in HOU

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/593477667967602688
    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/593470824373481473

  • so … are you fully satisfied with how Rondo played out of his way in DAL and rolled out the welcoming mat to JLin (and other PGs)? lol

  • Brent Yen

    I expect his handle to be much better too. You can always beat your man with some help. After all, bball should be played like a team sport.

  • Rick Johnson

    Howard BeckVerified account
    ‏@HowardBeck Howard Beck retweeted LeBrown James
    It’s not the money. It’s the message. When your teammates vote to deny you a playoff share, that’s saying something.
    https://twitter.com/HowardBeck/status/593518540923146240

  • CJSHYY

    So Mav don’t need to pay Rondo the money?!

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    from reports i have seen this is incorrect.

    the players did not “vote” to deny rondo a share; they were “simply given a list which did not linclude rondo”, and no one objected.

    ie. the decision was made by management.

  • 1mtoldman

    the technical explanation appears to be he “left the team” at the time of his injury. (because of the injury).

    the other example that is cited is….hmm. lamar odom? some laker bad boy before.

    not sure.

    but yeah it does seem odd.

    but then the whole thing…ive never seen anything like it where the coach just says…he gone.

    without any kind of official annoucement; i would think there could be legal issues here but perhaps both parties just want it to be over.

  • 1mtoldman

    you notice parsons also says he wants the offense to be centered more around him…and other things.

    parsons being parsons overall.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think maybe sort of like Lamar Odom… Cuban just asked him to leave w his money. Don’t need to show up anymore. No wonder I didn’t hear the announcers talked about Rondo that much in playoff game.

  • CJSHYY

    Damage control.

  • Grace Nsns

    doubt it, pretty boy promoted benching Lin to allow himself more touch back in rox time.

  • no doubt Parsons’ motive is self-serving
    But it might help Lin’s bargaining power if Parsons manages to persuade Cuban to pursue Lin

  • that part I’m not so sure about but we can definitely see Parsons does things to help Parsons first.

  • bolero

    6 Ridiculous Myths We Need to Stop Spreading About Asian Men
    http://mic.com/articles/116626/6-dating-myths-about-asian-men-that-just-need-to-go

  • John Lee

    Oh the irony of posting this up!

  • wow .. that’s definitely poor taste by the guy.
    1 wrong tweet and he’s looking for a job now

    https://twitter.com/SportsNation/status/593246878516551680

  • Arsenium12 .

    jlin7 2 hours ago (from Instagram)
    #UncontrolYourself … what should I name my alter ego?? #threestripes
    __________

    https://instagram.com/p/2E5WuUuP7m/

  • deesee5

    Lol! I saw that tweet. I was like daaaaam cold blooded!

  • deesee5

    Yeah. A better team mate can help Parsons play better.

  • so this is the exact amount Rondo is denied but the PR damage will cost him more in future salary.

    https://twitter.com/PeterVecsey1/status/593580628479746048

  • Joyce would disagree with it 🙂

  • Sophie Paris

    Linsanity isn’t it? ^^

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He doesn’t deserve to get paid on his $12m contract this year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A sheer negative value in the team.
    Rondo completely sucks. After the Celtics got rid of him, they picked up momentum to the playoff.
    From the moment Rondo joined Mavericks, the team went down on their record.
    Rondo simply refused to listen to the coach.
    He’s simply unprofessional.
    Only Lakers would want to get him because it takes one to know one.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban would offer Ellis a contract. I hope it will be at least $12m per year for 3 years.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should go for $30m for 3 years with the last year as player option.

  • JoeTeam

    we get one more tomorrow!

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, let’s disagree and have a party. Doesn’t matter, we’re onto tomorrow’s game!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With Terrific Duncan and Boris Diaw, Splitter won’t get many minutes in a game. But he’s still a very capable center. The Spurs simply has too many good players and that doesn’t make him anything less.

  • JoeTeam

    poor younger gen … all these trite fast food pieces drowning out real thought and artistry in writing, journalistic or otherwise.

    I’d say anyone can sit down to write a top 10 blurb, means nothing.

  • JoeTeam

    All depends in joints. I had a bad spell in my early 30s then my knees recovered, then someone jumped on my MCL and it was over from there.

    The range you are talking about is Timmy Duncan vs (name your bad knee injury).

  • 1mtoldman

    so is this the sophie alter ego?

  • joyce ward

    I definitely disagree. I don’t know why people buy into these myths. I thank God that I had a mother who who taught us to look at the heart of a person and not the color of their skin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Today Atlanta makes a death sentence to hero ball, Broklyn Nets.
    Houston will be the next to fall.
    Clippers and Spurs so far have played better than any other teams in the playoff. This is certainly the best series so far. No team in NBA could play these 2 teams easy.

  • sport

    Just like their franchise, no class what so ever!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I recalled there was a game that Jordan caught a rebound and the 24 s clock buzzer was on. Jordon simply held the ball thinking the quarter is finished while CP3 yelling and jumping to ask him to dunk the ball. Jordon didn’t know what to do and wait for the quarter to end. From then on, I know dumb Jordon would come back to haunt the Clippers again and again.

  • joyce ward

    This is so off the topic of lin, but this about a mother who caught her son throwing bricks at policemen in Baltimore and how she responded when she caught her son throwing bricks at the policemen..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What exactly she responded then?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When will be the earliest date that Jeremy’s agent could start the negotiation with teams.interested in signing him?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe it starts on 1 July.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Do we really have to wait that long?

  • JoeTeam

    Joyce, I feel this lady. I mean, it’s really hard to know how hard to intervene. PC rules say you never hit a child. But he was throwing rocks at cops, and the country is in turmoil over situations where just running away there is escalating voilence. So, she’s right to be scared for her son.

    It’s a family call about slapping your grown kid in this situation (a mother’s slap, not with a stick), but it’s really heartwarming to see what she said after, that she cares about the issue but she was not going to have her son throw rocks at police because of what can happen to him. That is such a hard thing to have to fathom, just how much to you step in and discipline a 16 hr old. The risk is high, because they can just shut down on you for 2 years and be out and in a life of their own. It’s a testament to her family that she give tough love and probably her son won’t run away. I know people close to me if you even whisper the truth about their addictive behavior, they blow up at you and withdraw. That’s not a strong community might as well get new friends.

    When we were kids, my parents disciplined us hard. I had to kneel for hours in prayer for my dad’s open heart surgery. It hurt my six yr old knees. I was locked in the bathroom at 7 until I could come out knowing all the multiplication tables. When I wanted to quit, my coaches made me run more. When I wanted accolades, my dad said I could do better.

    I think bringing up kids with discipline is a good thing for society, because people who want to change things for the better need some of that ability to take pain to make it good. It’s hard to change things for the better. I often wish I had been in the military, just so my habits were stronger to do the little things right.

    There you go, I’m with you. Back to Lin – he’s very disciplined, and I bet his knees hurt whenever he carries his yoke for the better. He can take it, he’s the man. And you’ve been a strong one here too, and I accept your tough love style because you know, it doesn’t hurt to face reality once in awhile.

  • joyce ward

    he let her son that it was not alright to throw bricks at police officers and that was not alright to participate in the violence in Baltimore right now. She is being called the mother of the year because of her disappointment of her son’s involvement of the violence in Baltimore

  • Briiick

    so does Kobe.

  • joyce ward

    Ita agree. I grew up with a mother not different from this woman. My mother was always about truth and transparency.

  • joyce ward

    You know what frustrates me about lin fans is that you really don’t listen to lin about his destiny tract. Lin is very transparent in his message for GOD’S will in his life.Many times lin fans have their own agenda for his life. That is why he said his true fans have his back.

  • Tina

    for example?

  • JoeTeam

    Wow, KLove out for 4-6 mos. Things can happen, be careful out there.

  • Tina

    this is classless, but i don’t know if it warranted him being fired over it…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, I loved this story. Mom did her job well enough that the son knew he was in trouble. This kid is still reachable. The ones that don’t give a s*** about their parents that reflect lack of parenting.

  • orLinaryjoe

    They will go out guns blazing as the whole town is burning.

  • joyce ward

    Such as predicting where lin will be playing next vear. lin already knows that God and that is why lin is not concerned God has mapped out his destiny tract.Lin totally trust God.So fans speculating on where he lands is merely entertainment at best.Not throwing shade.continue to speculate because it is fun

  • Tina

    she’s pretty amazing

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    May have rumors for the next couple months but don’t think we know for sure who will make an offer until 1 July.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Fanatics. That’s why we’re here. The power of Lin fans. Love it, hate it, we’re passionate, and time passes slow with no Lin games (or me waiting for the next Warriors game).

  • Tina

    yeah i only asked for an example because i was wondering what happened…

    i agree with you. As far as Jlin, himself, is concerned, it’s not about where his fans want him to go, but where God will draw out his path for him.
    But, as far as we, as fans, go, we are bored waiting for FA, so all we can do is speculate for fun! we make up theories and what not even though we all know that what we say really doesn’t matter. lol.. Don’t be frustrated! i think its funny that people act like they are coaches who know exactly what lin needs to fix to be better. i don’t take it seriously; its all for fun

  • joyce ward

    She did an interview today with CBS morning show which she stated that many of her son’s friends had died and that shewas trying to save her son from a premature death like her son”s friends

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Those fans “enjoy” to know better than JLin, let them be. Just check out at times here to see whether there is anymore “rumors” and what happens to other players in the mean time. Glad that we have exact 2 months now to speculate:-)

    Hope that we will know his Asia trip date soon. I know JLin won’t say much in the mean time until we know for fact which team he will sign up.

    In the mean time just enjoy his occasional glimpse of outings with fans:-) Obviously that is the time he goes out for meals:-)

  • joyce ward

    Like I said I get it:)

  • Tina

    and tbh, wherever lin chooses to go next season, i will still follow him as a fan. EVEN if he stays with lakers, i can almost guarantee that MOST of his fans will respect his decision, whatever it may be.

  • joyce ward

    That is good because some lin fans have stated that if lin stays with Lakers that they won”t be hi sfans anymore

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why Doc Rivers Lost Game 5: Clippers vs Spurs

  • Tina

    eh. then so be it. their loss.

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Global impact player….sounds good,,,and bad at the same time to me…lol

  • Tina

    his food pictures make me hungry..

  • joyce ward

    Not to me. You and I both know that if push came to shove that Lin would be offered a corporate job before Lebrons

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yeah…for sure…

  • Tina

    what does this even mean lol… global impact? basically, most popular player internationally?

  • Tina

    ahh! this game. i’m still angry about this one >:[

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. Esp now that I can’t eat nor enjoy much of those fast food anymore:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I will follow where he goes. Just hope that if he decides to stay in Lakers, KB and BS are gone from Lakers for good:-) Otherwise, I will have to suffer more misery seasons until those two are gone:-(

  • Tina

    omg! if they are gone, i’d BEG for lin to stay. that way, i can still go watch him in the games…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it will be 100% guarantee but not sure if those twos are there. Interesting to witness for the first time what JLin will choose this time:-)

  • Tina

    well just to be clear, i know what it means. I’m just saying, it sounds like a silly award.
    there’s mvp, best defense, best rookie, etc, then a global impact (?). odd

  • joyce ward

    I live in LA this is big deal in LA where they” motto any publicity is viewed as good.

  • CJSHYY

    Not at all….So what he is the only Asian but that just show he has his position in NBA. So happy for Lin. Ya!!!

  • Tina

    i don’t think he won? just using his picture, i think…

  • Brent Yen

    Lin can use all the advantages he has…..not really a problem. Just saying this award seems implied that is his only value…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A very good mother to prevent bad things from happening before it’s too late.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is what parents should do. You just have to go all out to prove the point before it’s too late.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Clippers beat themselves.

  • Tina

    yeah. i suppose so

  • bolero

    mother instinct first. It doesn’t matter what’s going on, she have to keep her son safe..

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I just read the whole article… he just nominated only not got the award yet.

  • CJSHYY

    Not silly to me bc NBA tried so hard to be global brand name…. good idea!!!

  • CJSHYY

    I think so & I believe NBA cares a lot too. I hope Lin can get it.

  • Tina

    he probably will because he has immense global impact. no doubt about that

  • She’s a single mom with 5 girls and 1 boy. And she cares enough to not let her son join the riots and end up dead.
    Sometimes love must be tough. Tough Loving Mom of the Year!

  • blubell

    Finally!

    From Quarterly…
    “We just wanted to give you a quick update regarding your Jeremy Lin box. We’re adding the finishing touches and it will be ready to ship next week! You’ll see a charge soon and an email with tracking confirmation after that.

    Without revealing too much, we wanted to give you guys a special teaser to hold you over until the boxes arrive. Jeremy has picked out one of his favorite books and added personal annotations. We hope you love this box as much as we did putting it all together!”

  • Acbc

    People mistake discipline with punishments. There is A HUGE DIFFERENCE. Discipline implies care and reasoning. Punishment is simply application of pain.

    Punishment comes in many forms. Physical punishment can heal as long as it’s not life threatening. Psychological punishment however can leave scares for a life time. Which is worst?

    With youngsters, sometimes corporal punishment is necessary if the consequences are life threatening. We may like to think we can reason with young kids, but the fear of pain due to running into traffic, or playing with a gun is a necessary reminder of how much more pain awaits them should they disobey your orders.

    The point is that we have overestimated kids ability to reason and evaluate painful results of undisciplined actions. Sometimes they need to be shown how physically painful life can be if we aren’t careful.

    Child protection from harm comes in many forms. Physical harm is sometimes less powerful than psychological harm. A child uncared for by drug addict parents suffers life long traumas. But a loving poor mom like this particular mom is applying painful discipline to teach the child that life can be extremely painful and that it could lead to death. It’s not so much what the punishment is by why it was doled out.

    All parents say that “this is going to hurt me more than you” when they give out straps. We laugh but it’s true. A loving parent hates to hurt their child. They love them so much that any pain inflicted upon them hurts. It hurts doubly that it has to come from them.

    On a personal note, my mom stopped giving me straps once I stopped crying. It was probably when I was about 12 or 13. She never gave me the straps again, she cried instead because maybe she felt helpless in disciplining me. The truth was, it hurt me far more than any physical pain she ever applied to me for my boyish trouble making. All the love she gave me tugged so hard at my soul when I saw her tears. It was probably the worst punishment I ever received.

  • Keith

    That old fart is amazing.

  • Brent Yen
  • Filler-up

    So God’s going to pick his next team? Hmmm.

  • Alain Gervais

    lets ignore that bev is 5

  • joyce ward

    Not saying that at all, but if you listen to lin , his always says that everything will workout based on his faith. Now you may not like it or understand it, but after all it’s not your destiny track or your faith walk.hmm

  • Yascar

    That they have rated Rondo higher than J is the first offense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Judgement of talent is dubious at large.

    Here are the centers taken in the first round of the 2013 NBA draft:
    5. Alex Len
    6. Nerlens Noel
    12. Steven Adams
    16. Lucas Nogueira
    21. Gorgui Dieng
    22. Mason Plumlee
    27. Rudy Gobert
    5 years from now, who would still be playing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    (3) Dragic, Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Rondo, all stayed on a team for years.

    This is something that Jeremy didn’t have.
    However, the career earning of JLin is only second to Rondo. I would say this is fair.
    Now Jeremy is grossly underrated.

    Let’s see how good these players are according to RPM

    Player Rank RPM DRPM RPM
    Goran Dragic 33rd (as SG) 1.74 -2.12 -0.38
    Brando Knight 53th -0.64 -1.86 -2.50
    Reggie Jackson 22nd 2.26 -1.10 1.16
    Rajon Rondo 69th -3.66 0.45 -3.21
    Patrick Beverley 39th -1.43 -0.06 -1.49
    Jeremy Lin 18th 1.37 0.28 1.65

    Jeremy Lin is the best player of the top 6 according to RPM

    How accurate is RPM in measuring PG
    Stephen Curry is ranked #1 by RPM
    Chris Paul is ranked #2 by RPM
    Russell Westbrook is ranked #3 by RPM

  • Charlie S

    Yea playoffs have to finish. And then a little rest time before FA starts.

  • kittyhead

    I really dislike him…Pray Lin wont play with him anymore…

  • Brewkowski

    He was awful last game.

  • webattorney

    Just won’t watch Lakers games. That’s all.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The top 10 players in the league according to RPM
    1 Stephen Curry, PG
    2 James Harden, SG
    3 Anthony Davis, PF
    4 Kawhi Leonard, SF
    5 LeBron James, SF
    6 Chris Paul, PG
    7 Russell Westbrook, PG
    8 Draymond Green, SF
    9 Khris Middleton, SG
    10 DeMarcus Cousins, C
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/RPM
    This definitely passes the eye test.

  • Sophie Paris

    Sophinsanity yes

  • Dirk said he didn’t regret the Rondo trade because DAL needed to gamble but they will see what happens this summer.

    I predict this lost gamble will prove to be beneficial to increase Lin’s FA values because DAL will emphasize chemistry and fast-pace style in their future PG that’s sorely lacking in Rondo and ruined the team chemistry.

    Lin is the anti-Rondo in playing style & team chemistry.

    http://www.hngn.com/articles/88452/20150429/dallas-mavericks-news-dirk-nowitzki-regret-rajon-rondo-trade.htm
    Despite the turmoil and the early exit from the playoffs, Nowitzki doesn’t regret the organization making the trade.
    “We had to do it,” Nowitzki said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “I thought Cubes (owner Mark Cuban) and Donnie (Nelson, general manager) did everything to put us in a position to win. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll see what happens this summer.

    “If you can get a player like Rondo, I think you go for it every time. I don’t think anybody is looking at that now. It was a deal that was there and that we went for. It just didn’t pan out for both sides and both sides moved on. Mark and Donnie always try to make this team better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s a gamble, and sometimes it doesn’t.”

    Both Rondo and the Mavericks appear ready to move on from each other. If that does happen, then his time in a Mavericks uniform ended unceremoniously: a poor performance in Game 1, a benching in Game 2 and then a deactivation – because of a back injury, supposedly – in Games 3, 4 and 5.

  • This clip shows Duncan’s kindness to a hurting Lin.
    If Lin ends up in Spurs to play next to Duncan, I will not be against it.

    http://images.plurk.com/1MXImQEHV65pp7RDWBh6ua.gif

    https://twitter.com/championjlin/status/593667902756102145

  • yeah, maybe there was a history already

  • Charlie S

    I still can’t believe Dragic could get a max contract. Then again, I can. His ego seems to command that attention.

  • JJ Hui

    We’ll celebrate from night till morning if Jlin goes to Spurs or go to DAntoni’s team! LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    I doubt any team will give Dragic Max contract bc he couldn’t help or take his team to playoff.

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Scott Brooks is not really a good coach…..I guess OKC will become better

  • SilverScreen came out with an article concluding JLin is a backup PG
    But it was missing the fact that JLin proved he can be Top 5 PG in PER post ASB w/ fewer minutes than 37 other PGs (credit to Gadgetomi numbers)

    So the best way is to wait until next season when JLin can run PnR and play more min.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/593856233855025152

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/593856625443606528

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/593858416872853504

  • joyce ward

    Woj claims that Brooks will be a hot ticket item for some teams

  • Brent Yen

    Nice job

  • Brent Yen

    There are definitely some coaches who are worse than he is. lol…..I already know one or two….

  • dolphin2k2

    I doubt okc will be much better with the new coach. They went all the way to the finals with Brooks. The problem is not the coach but the way the team is constructed a la LAC.

  • Brent Yen

    The construction is not perfect. But given the construction, they are just under achieving…two are separate matters. BS went to Finals too….so did Mike Brown….

  • linspiredinla

    Somehow, I never get this type of updates from Quarterly. Was this sent via e-mail, or something else? Quarterly assured me that I am on their list to receive updates, yet I have to keep asking them about status of the box. Thank you.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    like minds meet: kobe says harden is mvp.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…I guess Curry is soft to him too

  • 1mtoldman

    curry is reported to have once again hit a massive amount of consecutive 3’s in practice; 44 this this time.

  • 1mtoldman

    speaking of draft (was anyone?) as i read it the lakers have a 1 in 6 chance (more or less) of failing to hold that top five pick!

    i have some history with “sportscards”; a 1 in 6 “insert” is about the easiest insert you can get, i mean its ridiculous how easy it is to pull a 1 in 6.

    it would be ironic to say the least if the lakers work so hard to tank and still lose the pick.

    am i missing something here? isn’t it a very real possibility that they will not hold the pick?

    also: why do “mock drafts” keep looking as if the lakers will get the 4th pick because they are 4th worst record, but thats not really a parallel issue right?

    i mean isn’t it just as likely they get the #1 pick as the #4.?

    as i understand it the #5 is their most possible destination. #4 not likely at all. either myself or the prognosticators dont understand how the odds work.

    any help here appreicated.

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe Lin will break that record next yr? lol

  • 1mtoldman

    some long time commentators and former players think curry can be the greatest pure shooter of all time.

  • JoeTeam

    great post acbc! I just came back from a meeting with child care advocates and all this and what is in the news is very topical. Our society needs to give children, youth a better path. And by that, I don’t mean our kids but the kids and families of those who are struggle against mental health issues, addictions, abuse, etc. Families under those conditions have the odds stacked against them in raising children who can break the cycle of impairment, poverty, and then … crime seems not such a bad choice. Yes, nice post. Things to think about.

  • Brent Yen

    He can be….But I think more young kids will come in and shoot better. Shooting is evolving…

  • JoeTeam

    two for sure.

  • JoeTeam

    Timmy and his kids, on Letterman. Let’s have that again this year!

  • 1mtoldman

    i should have qualified: thus far.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Exactly 2 months to FA. Thus far we haven’t heard much about more credible JLin’s next home. To me, I’m more eager to know the exact date of his next Asia trip. My assumption from his previous talk is June. Much prefer this and get this done before FA begins:-) This gives me something to look forward to:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    melo marching in baltimore.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Wow!

  • 1mtoldman

    bulls are so far ahead they put in hinrich

  • 1mtoldman

    hes from baltimore.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I see.

  • webattorney

    At least doing something productive.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, it does. Where does Lin come in RPM wise?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    To reinforce anarchists?

  • 1mtoldman

    81-38.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Productive? Without basketball he would be a gangster. Melo has no mother like this mother of the year:

  • JoeTeam

    how did that happen, it’s crazy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just saw the result. Pretty bad. What is going on?

  • 1mtoldman

    also two different bucks beat the crap out of mike dunleavy. he looks pretty beat up now. first buck got ejected and flagrant 2. waiting decision on 2nd.

  • Alain Gervais

    wow racist much

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ???

  • Rick

    wow
    How does that happen?

  • 1mtoldman

    84-38 dunleavy not yet hospitalized.

  • Alain Gervais

    You just stereotyped the h*** out of him. Melo is no where were a thug. you are just saying that because he is black if he wasn’t that word wouldn’t come out. If he was a thug he would still be one with or with out basketball look at jr smith.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Never watched their games. Going to check in now.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Everyone learns something new everyday:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnaoVV46hk4

  • Alain Gervais

    so stand near a man and it makes you one. also he grew up in that nieborhood. he probably know some of those type of people. me being black and living for some time in the “hood” i know some thugs so am i a thug? has he been arrested for any gang activity? has he been arrested for anything?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Stop being a moron, I’m not in court. I said without bb he would be a gangster today.

  • Alain Gervais

    your just racist be proud of it

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes I am a racist, does it change your life? Think for yourself and stop blaming racism, sick of it.

    Black’s ancestors must be very pissed today if they see morons misused real racism which they were suffering.

  • Alain Gervais

    thug
    [ THəg ]
    NOUN
    a violent person, especially a criminal.
    synonyms: ruffian · hooligan · vandal · hoodlum · gangster · villain ·
    More
    historical
    a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    English changes everyday. Gay used to be meant happy.

  • Alain Gervais

    now you wanna talk about the spectrum of racism yet you called a man a thug for no reason but the fact he is black. I’m sorry your too ignorant to have a detailed conversation about racism how its change and how it has not. i find it funny you talk about what lin faces yet are completely ignorant on others facing racism. your too ignorant to revise both lin not being drafted and blacks being shot dead by a cop while unarmed come from the same place. but i digress educating ignorance isn’t my job bye racist

  • JoeTeam
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Looting, burning, throwing rocks to the police, destroying the community…..calling thugs would be generous. Say that to Obama, he called them thug too.

  • Alain Gervais

    sure should call lin a number of derogatory names or just say thing like he is weak are anything based on steretypes you guys would rightfully so correct me. why i hate when people say lin lacks toughness clearly based on race but you cant see you calling a man who is a millionaire, has a wife, has a child, and has never been in trouble with the law a thug as being racist or if you don’t like that word because it don’t come to par with lynching a man, you are clearly stereotyping him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    like global warming changed to climate change. words keep on changing when they need to lie and mislead to people like you.

  • Alain Gervais

    so now we are on the protester or rioters to be exact. change the subject why don’t you. did it say melo was joining the rioter? did i argue that rioter wasn’t a thug? again I’m really not in to politics i don’t wish to talk about what to call rioter or not. melo is not a thug. a man who cares only about money maybe but who can blame him.

  • Alain Gervais

    thug has never change in meaning it is the same when applied to al capone or any of his hooligans to the gang members of blood or crips today.

  • Alain Gervais

    cant wait

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There were no protesters but looters. He’s there to join the hood to destroy his home town.

    You’re not into politic? Stop calling others for their opinion a racist. You know nothing about being racist so stop pretending to be one.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who do you think burning, looting, throwing rock at the police? The guy/gals next door? Wow you’re so lost.

  • 1mtoldman

    unless its your own wedding your priorities are wrong, even then….

  • Alain Gervais

    so we are off melo anyways you left what i was talking about which was melo ill take that as a forfeit so I’m out

  • Alain Gervais

    bye melo is no thug I’m off

  • Alain Gervais

    if manny wins ooh the worst mistake of his life

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You constantly changed the subject not me. And PLEASE STOP ABUSING THE WORD RACISM.

    GO LEARN AMERICA HISTORY TO KNOW WHAT REAL RACISM MEAN. Anyone disagree with you is NOT a RACIST.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He would still in a gang had it not for the NBA. He’s now joining his old thugs.

  • Alain Gervais

    semantics

  • Alain Gervais

    your still a racist

  • 1mtoldman

    bucks now down by 50 beleive it or not have been 3 worse point differential loses in playoffs historically according to espn.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I respect the word and never misused it. The word Racism is like the word Holocaust in honor of real victims. NOT YOU and THUGS.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha … the fight of the century. I don’t want to date myself, but I got to see Ali v Frazier and Norton. He was a great boxer, Mr Ali.

  • JoeTeam

    why a mistake? I wanna see him quiet that mayw. I don’t see anyone better than Casius Cla, Mo Ali.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @disqus_7rEfgulIUD:disqus and @takemeback2reaganyears:disqus Please respect no name calling in this site. Thanks! I delete all comments.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    His brain is twisted.

  • JoeTeam

    can’t wait for the articles to come out. Weird.

  • 1mtoldman

    everybody hates reggie miller as an announcer. (or so it seems from all online stream comments i see).

  • CJSHYY

    Why? I thought they played well vs Bulls in the past 2 games? Didn’t watch the game.

  • 1mtoldman

    if its any consulation they did win overwhelmingly their two bouts with mike dunleavy; even tho the greek freak got ejected for the first one; then tag teamed in mcw for the second. (i think he only got a technical not even a flagrant, but imo should have got a flagrant 1).

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Sorry that you don’t like the exchange about the so important and reality topic of today in America but please, demanding to delete other people’s opinions is kind of extreme. Do what I do all the time, skip the reading.

  • Alain Gervais

    thank you i was like I’m not used to this on this site. sty on basketball just basketball.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I don’t mind the exchanges until it starts to do the name callings. It’s a no-no in this site. As @psalm234:disqus stated for numerous times now, if it’s unrelated NBA topics, please do it in respect and no name call. Best do it in other Off-topic:Latest News thread. Thanks.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s not about used to or not used to, you don’t call other racist.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Please share a picture for someone aka me who can’t get a box because of distance. Thanks a lot!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! You can discuss the matter but can do it in another thread. Off-topic: Latest News but still need to observe the rules.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I didn’t start the topic but it’s worth talking about. Baltimore is still under fire and dividing. I bet Lin is now concerning too. This might be a none story in Australia and to you.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I understand. I read the news. It’s very important. Happen here in Australia too. I experience it all the times. It’s worth the discussion but do it respectfully and no name calling. Start the topic @ http://www.jlinportal.com/off-topic-latest-news/ @psalm234:disqus creates this thread for this specific reason. It also sets the rules when the sensitive is being discussed. Please read the guidelines. Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t worry. Will see what’s in the box as soon as it is received by JLin fans:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW 26 all in first qtr for both Spurs and Clippers. Going to be extremely close game. CP3 is 0-6 and 0 pts. He played 12 min.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    SMH, Didn’t know you experienced your community being burned down too in Aust. Again, I didn’t start the topic and I’ve never called anyone a racist. However, you need to loosen up a little, not all comments would please anyone. Lin is out fishing and not in active at the moment, to keep this site aive at the mean time, we should be able to discuss what important to our life.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wow! So many made 3s from Spurs. 66.7% made and Clippers is 0%. It’s 32 vs 38 with 8:29 left in 2nd qtr.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs is going to win the game with all those 3s.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Refs really want Clippers to win. So many fathom calls on Spurs. Crazy!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The league wants a long series but the Spurs has too much depth for the Clippers to handle.

  • 1mtoldman

    griffith/paul 2 of 12 for 6 points, clips 0 of 7 on 3’s. only thing keeping them in the game 2x’s as many fta.

    must be those fathom calls.

    tho i can’t really fathom that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know but it’s really crazy. Spurs aren’t even touching and receiving a foul while Clippers go all physical receive none. Thank goodness they are still in lead.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Duncan got 3 fouls now and only in 2nd qtr. Refs really want to hand Clippers a win. Let’s see how Spurs are going to cope without Duncan now.

  • sport

    Crap I didn’t know there was game today!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s 47 vs 42 now. Once Spurs led for 12 pts. Then Spurs receive all calls from refs. Refs manage to stop Spurs momentum. All those refs deserve to be fired.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    Wow tied game at half time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Clippers with the major helps from refs, it’s 51 all in half time.

  • sport

    Refs always rigging the games against Spurs.

  • 1mtoldman

    i commented often about clips “lack of depth”: “Spurs bench has outscored Clippers bench 21-3 this game, and outscored them by 101 points in the first 5 games of the series (221-120” espn

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry for my ignorance. Why???!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs can not buy a bucket…lol oooops

  • sport

    Belinelli’s hot hand saving the Spurs!

  • Rick

    Did not follow. But Mike Woodson is now a clippers assistant coach?

  • sport

    Mills with the 3, finally Spurs tied the game!

  • Acbc

    Haha, this is like the chicken and the egg question. This is just like the fight between Phil Jackson and Jerry Krause. Krause was so jealous of PJax that he blew up the Bulls to prove it. Even when MJ told Kause that he would retire if Phil is fired, Krause decided to let Phil go. Krause was saying what Morey wants to say, the coach doesn’t matter if the players are there.

    For sure the GM can help make the team better by drafting and acquiring good players and managing the cap. So does every other personal on the team. The same can be said of how Kobe chased Shaq and and anyone else out of LA who dares to outshine him. The trouble with selfish people like these is that they refuse to care about the team and only about themselves.

  • JoeTeam

    not yet, close game.

  • JoeTeam

    tough stretches.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Splitter is another Jordon in FTs

  • Acbc

    Haha, not surprised that someone with a call handle “silverscreen” would do nothing but reflect what’s been said by other’s opinions instead of facts. What’s behind the silver screen? Brainless empty space!

  • JoeTeam

    that hackathon backfired. Didn’t extend the lead and got ppl in foul trouble (TD).

  • sport

    Big time shot by Belinelli!

  • blubell

    It was sent via email.

  • sport

    OMG! Basket Interference!

  • JoeTeam

    Looks like they called it right on review. Bummer SAS-ball didn’t show up, and the hack was too early in the game and didn’t payoff.

  • Acbc

    Curry stroke is so unlike the old days before the end of the illegal defence rule was eliminated. The midrange game is a thing of the past. Only the bigs and power forwards still use the old shooting form in order to have a higher reach above the outreach arms of the defensive bigs.

    Thus the form that has been developed by the youngsters is to optimize quick release instead of height. This form has inherent efficiency standards that takes advantage of the way the ball can follow the curve of the back as it rolls the arm on a single plane that matches the arc of the flight needed to send the ball into the hoop.

    It’s like I always said, it’s the kids that create the new way to play and NEVER the coaches. The only thing the best coaches do is to be the best reverse engineers to recognize these changes and apply the new principle to help the rest of their team and to hone that special talent.

    The next generation will see that Curry CAN BE PERFECT FROM THE 3s. They will believe it and expect it. That’s how sports and athletes elevate the future. The greats set the standard for those to follow.

  • sport

    Game 7 here we come.

  • JoeTeam

    yep. it’s in LA right? Big sports Sat.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It is the refs stole Spurs game away on 2nd qtr that goes for 7th game.

  • sport

    Yup Clippers home court.

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs had no answer to CP3 tho…..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Crawford’s travelling was so clear and was not called.

  • JoeTeam

    KL did ok, just had a few key scores.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Leonard disappeared in this game.

  • Brent Yen

    That was so ridiculous that you do not even feel mad any more…lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    CP3 didn’t show up until late 3th qtr I believe.

  • Brent Yen

    They did not go with him early anyway.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes Leonard didn’t show up as well.

  • Briiick

    The good part out of a 7-game win for Spurs is that they will be 100% facing Rox and destroy them like they did last season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop he was like 0-10 or 0-11 before he began to make basket.

  • JoeTeam

    that I wanna see next week!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green played such a bad game, the Spurs was still close. Patty Mills should take more shots.

  • Brent Yen

    I know….I meant Play was called for CP3 more….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Dislike Clippers game. They are quite “dirty” in their games.

  • JoeTeam

    he did ok in fourth on D against CP3, except for that hot streak early on in 2nd half.

  • Brent Yen

    Last yr, it was Parker doing the damage breaking down the D and Mills providing firepower. Mills seems could not do both

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s right. His D on CP3 was very good just couldn’t make basket. I should make myself clear.

  • Brent Yen

    Overall I feel POP did not show up…LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Green, Leonard, Manu and Parker didn’t have a good game, how could the Spurs win?

  • Brent Yen

    Key is Parker…if you have to pick

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I don’t know enough about plays:-) You are more right on this.

  • CJSHYY

    Parker just didn’t show up in this playoff so it’s hard for Spurs to win. I am worry even Spurs do win vs Clippers in first round they probably will have hard time to beat Rox. Bc Rox just have too many shooters. Please let Rox loss in 2nd round. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One characteristic for this series is when the road team was at the clutch, it won the game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    That CP3/Crawford using higher than usual horn screens….POP never adjusted to it…I wonder why….CP3 literally was only effective with that play….

  • dolphin2k2

    Parker, Manu, and Green has not play well at all this series. KL has played too selfishly these pass two games. Diaw is the engine of the SPURs playing well. He can score and and pass at the right time.

  • JoeTeam

    3x. And the feed to Davis for the slam when that got SAS in react mode. 8 easy pts there on end run.

  • Meanwhile, Jeremy is enjoying much deserved rest awaiting which team would wish to have his service in the playoff next season

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/594010833903980544

  • guest

    Who knows Pop might be too aware of the rigged refs that he did not want to make adjustments that drop clues for Doc to game plan the next game

  • Tina

    do you think spurs have a better chance at beating rox or clippers?

  • Brent Yen

    Could be…

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs I think…

  • guest

    love it! Jeremy is looking sooo good in this pic 😉

  • Tina

    hmm maybe?
    even though rockets are 2nd seed, i don’t think they’re that good… i think both the clippers or spurs can beat them. i think warriors will win the western conference though..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps God wants to give LA to the Clipper.
    Chris Paul could be a Laker but heaven forbidden he’s playing for the Clipper.
    Laker has no cure for that.
    The Clipper has a better coach and better players. What do the Laker has?
    Kobe the Bryant who has chased all other good players out of town.
    Now with what’s left in Laker, LA could only be a doom city or Clipper town.

  • Brent Yen

    I would not bet against SPurs tho…lol

  • Tina

    i wouldn’t either. actually, if i were betting real money, i would bet that spurs will win. they don’t lose two games in a row. but, i’m rooting for the clippers. i’m probably a lone wolf amongst jlin fans. lol

    i still think warriors can beat spurs in a 7 game series.. it’ll be fun to watch for sure

  • Brent Yen

    I am not really against LAC…Just do not see them a contender.

  • Tina

    i see many faults in their team. biggest one is their bench. they are absolutely horrible. LAC has great starters (one of the best starting 5 imo), but DJ’s FTs are really killing the team. So, yeah, i don’t see them going all the way, but crazy things have happened, so i’m hoping for a little bit of that “craziness.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • I learned that sometimes you can only do so much to try to educate people to learn based on facts, not some prejudiced assumptions 🙂
    But it’s okay. I do charity work from time to time hehe

  • thank for your support!
    at least we tried to help some people to use facts to make informed opinions 🙂 it’s up to them if they refuse to learn

  • Off-Topic: I snapped a picture of a beautiful Arizona sunset earlier today
    (@jlin_fan_from_australia:disqus, I thought you might like it)

    Too bad the Suns doesn’t like JLin so there’s small chance they are interested in him this summer.
    On the other hand, I save some money by not buying season tickets LOL

  • he does look happy not having to see BScott every day lol

  • sport

    Was waiting for Leonard to take over and contribute more on offense but it didn’t happen.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wow! Such a beautiful sunset! Thanks I really like it!

  • guest

    Nice photo. Looks like an oil painting. Passionate sky.

  • thanks, we have it in AZ all the time but only brief of moment at sunset.
    I tried to invite JLin to bike to this sunset in AZ LOL

  • glad you like it :] I know you like traveling and taking pics

  • If Clippers is advancing deep in the playoff, Lakers will hit the panic button soon since ticket-holders will shift allegiance in droves.

    Now I see positives whether Spurs or Clippers win the series :]

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Of course!

  • Yascar

    So he’s in LA. Two days ago he tweeted he was home. LA is “home”?

  • Tina

    he must have only been there for the weekend…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Of course I’m. Slow down in taking pics since I have cancer:-( Hopefully I will pick it up again soon:-)

  • Keith

    I live in LA ,but never bump into Lin for the past 6 months when Lin was w/ Lakers except that one time in Lincoln Heights. FML

  • Tina

    i feel ya 🙁 only saw him at a lakers game… from a distance… hahaha

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Glad you can see this. Indeed it will. Can’t wait to see how Busses are going to deal with this shift. Maybe the domino effect will begin sooner than later:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I think bc his brother is in LA now. I got the feeling he will stay in LA for a while.

  • Brewkowski

    I’m in OC and went to both preseason games and he was out for both of them due to injury or sickness. buzzkill.

  • pero_square

    Made my blood pressure rise reading this. Too early in the morning for that. This article was neither fair or impartial and filled with back-handed compliments. This guy is clearly a doubter if not a hater.

  • dolphin2k2

    BS and MB went to the finals in the Leaster conference. Brooks got them to the western finals.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah, sunset…

  • I tried to have a conversation on how to make reasonable projection based on facts/stats but it’s futile when the underlying assumption is “Lin will never be great”. So the best way is to ignore them since logic is replaced by bias. Only time will tell.

    It’s not worth our time so I won’t advertise the link

  • JJ Hui

    Awesome warm sunset color!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .

    Steve Nash travelled to Cuba with others from the NBA to give Cuban players “clinics, camps and court refurbishments.” One other thing he did was to give paris of shoes that his kids have outgrown to children he met in the streets. One is shown below.

    You can see more pictures of the trip here : http://www.theplayerstribune.com/steve-nash-cuba-trip/
    __________

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if he will be in Las Vegas to watch Pacquiao? I bet Manny would get him good seats.

  • okay .. “Best of NBA Pal” explains a lot of things about what they have in common
    Go Pacquiao!

  • Arsenium12 .

    The NBA “Executive of the Year” award is voted on by a “panel of fellow team basketball executives throughout the NBA.”
    __________

  • Sophie Paris

    Why do they have to put a pic of Lin with glasses lol

  • bolero

    oops..lol

  • Rick Johnson

    SportsFights
    ‏@SportsFights_
    the difference between them is unreal
    https://twitter.com/SportsFights_/status/594256937035931648

  • Rick Johnson

    Guess you don’t get much respect from other GM’s for rolling over and just doing whatever Kobe wants despite it being detriment to the team.

  • Rick

    let me just say this: Manny is a lot more than how he

  • 1mtoldman

    in this cornah representing kobe bryant, floyd maaayweather.

    and in this cornah representing jerrremy liiiiin, manny “pac-man” paaaaacquaiioooo.

  • 1mtoldman

    back to the hover hand after a recent switch to “stands with hands in pockets”.

  • 1mtoldman

    well they didn’t put any pic of kobe.

  • 1mtoldman

    red sails in the sunset.

  • CJSHYY

    Where is NYK & Mav?

  • 1mtoldman

    exactly 2 months till free agency.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    you made me Manny’s fan, no choice.

  • JoeTeam

    CA sunlight off flowers, random curbside in Palo Alto. My lawyer spotted this attny client privileged ha ha.

  • guest

    Haha. That’s true. Good catch.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Funny. Yea, mine says 32. I wish.

  • 1mtoldman

    i was referring to the joy jeng below as the “stands with hands in pockets”; i kind of like that approach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That tells you Kobe has no friend.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Foxy foxy foxy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Haters call us Lin Only Fans.
    I kind of like it.
    Yes, I’m。

  • Sophie Paris

    Pac for me thanks

  • Sophie Paris

    Lakers got a vote lol

  • Sophie Paris

    They preferred Biebs lol

  • Brent Yen

    I never have problems with that term….we just choose to avoid name callings in general…so….abandoned that on this site.

  • Sophie Paris

    @JLin7 Dota 2 Gamer Life with @notryanhiga who desperately needs a haircut hahaha #narutopiece #dattebayo pic.twitter.com/9mXgxPnk8v— Penny Lee (@penny10654) 1 Mai 2015

  • Rick

    Somehow, the last word was cut off:

    I mean, Manny is a lot more than how he looks.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought it was agreed here when lin was bfhc that quote “messy hair” was “sexy”.

  • Rick Johnson

    But I think “Lin Fan” is more accurate. We can still be fans of the team and his teammates if they play well and unselfishly. We were fans of Shumpert, T Chandler, Jeffries, Novac & Stat because they played unselfish team ball. “Lin only” seems to indicate we hate all other players.

  • 1mtoldman

    is this the new sophie or the alter ego sophie?

  • Sophie Paris

    Jlin likes short hair

  • 1mtoldman

    its meant to imply that “lin only” fans aren’t fans of basketball generally and there for not knowledgeable.

    ie. that they dont care about/know about basketball only lin. hence “lin only”.

    so yes it initiates as a derogatory term but its not a big deal and more in the reception of the receiver over time,

    its sort of expanded to anyone who especially likes someone or especially dislikes someone; ie.
    (loh) someone who only hates lin (more accurately perhaps lins fans!) and then:
    i refer to the guy on here (can’t remember handle) who really really doesn’t like rondo as roh.

  • 1mtoldman

    notice youve taught me to use initials!

  • yes, I also don’t like the part how Lin haters use the term to encourage other NBA fans join them to alienate & bash Lin fans.

    I also like Spurs, Duncan because they represent unselfish teamball concept that Lin strives for.
    I’d like other teamball fans to grow to appreciate JLin and join us

    I refuse to be boxed in my Lin haters

  • Sophie Paris

    And I’m impressed and proud ;D

  • 1mtoldman

    aww tysp

  • Sophie Paris

    lol I like that tysp

  • Sophie Paris

    Idk which one you’d like?

  • 1mtoldman

    igae

  • Sophie Paris

    Alter ego it is jfu

  • 1mtoldman

    tmf

  • 1mtoldman

    if anybody cares and not following atl put up 36 on nets in first Q and up 13. if they could keep that up for the rest of the game they still wouldn’t equal the point differential the bulls put on the bucks last game.

  • lol … let the fight begin!

  • man, I thought it was one long pause :]

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes I’m watching this game to fell asleep… 6pts lead now

  • 1mtoldman

    hey sophie before u go to sleep whats
    dae? i see it all the time dont have a clue:

    dead ardvarrks extension
    dont accesorize europeans
    deeply american energy
    did amy elope

    ????

  • MoominFloren

    Maybe Kupchak voted for himself ???Or someone’s really appreacited lakers’ tanking effort :))

  • Sophie Paris

    Does anybody else or does anyone else I think.

    This game is a blow out .. disappointing…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Even the Palo Alto police like Jeremy Lin (via linspiredinca) …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/PaloAltoPolice/status/594284023939080192

  • MoominFloren

    So Lin is in Las Vegas now…..we will see him supporting Manny tomorrow. First row?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Why she sent the tweet to Palo Alto Police?

  • Brent Yen

    Wow…this is great!! more Lin supporters…

  • Tina

    He’s in Vegas now?

  • MoominFloren

    I think so. Ryan lives in Vegas

  • JoeTeam

    And we also like kl, Duncan, anyone playing tan ball and trying to stand for the good.

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh that’s good detective work. They’ve been mutually supportive of each other, I would think JLin would go to the fight.

  • MoominFloren

    Hehe no detective work done indeed. I’ve followed Ryan before following Lin….love his works, really funny. He always shoots video at home and the background looks familiar to me :))

  • Tina

    Oh I didn’t know that! Must be there to support manny!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They have zero point; the similarity between NYK and Dallas Mav is they were destroyed by trades from their owners.
    The others have at least 1 point.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Clippers should thank Byron Scott. MDA at least got a win from the Clippers in style. Byron Scott was swept by the Clippers with Kobe Bryant and his head of snake.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How could any basketball player stand working for the pretender with his arms folded on the sideline?
    Nobody understand Byron Scott more than Andy Kamenetzky. Here is an extract about the Byronanity time:
    http://www.lakersnation.com/what-byron-scott-and-jeremy-lin-can-learn-from-each-other/2015/03/31/

    Scott takes tremendous pride in being an old school cat, which is why he’s treated Ronnie Price, a
    career-third string journeyman, as a more valuable commodity than Lin, the younger, more talented player.

    At the risk of sounding crude or misogynous, Scott considers Price tough and Lin a p—-. And more than any other single factor, I think that speaks to Scott’s generally dismissive attitude towards Lin.

    He regards Lin as the embodiment of a direction in basketball he doesn’t much care for. Scott appears to disdain anything that melds progressive thinking and hoops. He’s openly disdainful toward analytics.
    He insisted three-pointers don’t win championships, despite serious evidence to the contrary. There’s the disinclination to establish games through the use of pick-and-roll, which happens to double as Lin’s
    specialty. To say the least, the NBA has become a pick-and-roll dominated league, but Scott’s basketball universe still revolves around iso, postups, long two’s, and this particular season, Kobe.

    Scott’s explanation that pick-and-roll encourages “standing around” is confusing on its best day. (I’ve rarely seen less ball and player movement than whatever the h*** system the Lakers ran this season.) But more importantly, it represents a willingness to let Lin flounder, and I imagine reflects a lack of
    respect for Lin.

    Since the All-Star break, Scott has for whatever reason relented, and Lin’s responded with consistently strong play. Had Scott been more flexible earlier, Lin could have been better showcased for a deadline
    deal, which would have landed even more desperately needed assets, or simply solidified himself as part of the Lakers’ core as they (fingers crossed) successfully rebuild.

    Instead, Scott largely — and in my mind, pointlessly — wasted Lin.

    In a vacuum, this is trivial. It ain’t the first time a coach mismanaged a player, nor will it be the last. But this particular waste is troubling because it seems to reflect inflexibility fueled by aesthetics. Had Scott deemed Lin worthier of his respect, he might have bent more. And were Scott simply more in tune with the modern NBA, he’d have been more eager to capitalize on Lin’s strengths in the first place. …

    As I’ve continually reiterated this season, among my many issues with Byron as a coach, zero involve wins or losses. But his mindset concerns me, and this clash with Lin reflects what I worry is a general unwillingness to utilize unfamiliar weapons. I’m not saying Byron should become a slave to analytics. It would just be nice if he appeared less resistant to change. And unless Scott starts willfully bending
    more towards the modern NBA, his experience with Lin feels like a template for issues throughout his tenure as coach of the Lakers.

    But even acknowledging Scott’s stubbornness, Lin’s struggle without pick-and-roll as a security blanket speaks to limitations the guard must overcome to get the most of his career. His season has reminded me of three seasons ago when Ramon Sessions arrived mid-season to theoretically goose a stagnant Laker offense. Like Lin, Sessions is a pick-and-roll specialist, and given the green light, can orchestrate a reasonably dynamic offense, particularly when surrounded by the likes of Kobe, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. And for a couple of months, Sessions played like a conquering hero. But as the season progressed, whether because a) Sessions’ limitations exposed themselves (particularly under the playoffs’ bright lights), b) Kobe began distrusting Sessions and took the ball out of his hands, c) Mike Brown enabled Kobe, or d) all of the above… Sessions steadily evolved into an off-ball player, which ain’t his game in the slightest.

    As a result, Sessions failed to make his hoped impact, and his L.A. stay proved short-lived.

    This season, without the ball in his hands, Lin often suffered the same visibly uncomfortable fate as Sessions. But here’s the difference: Even under these circumstances, Lin is a much better player than Sessions. He’s a better shooter. He’s a better natural scorer. He’s been gifted with physicality the diminutive Sessions can’t possibly match. (Lin’s most underrated quality as a player is unquestionably his physical strength.)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Life has never been fair.

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA News & Rumors: Jeremy Lin Would Be Ideal Free-Agency Target For Golden State Warriors

    http://en.yibada.com/articles/30245/20150430/nba-news-rumors-jeremy-lin-would-be-ideal-free-agency-target-for-golden-state-warriors.htm#ixzz3Yxfh3VQu
    The Golden State Warriors have become the latest team being linked to point guard Jeremy Lin as his potential free-agency destination next summer, joining the Houston Rockets, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets in the fray.
    The Warriors, who are enjoying their best run in recent memory after cruising to the best record of the regular-season and punching their way to the Western Conference semis playoffs, will have a chance to retool their lineup this offseason with several expiring contracts giving them a significant cap space.

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    In an interview with , Mychal Thompson brought up the idea of Lin returning to his Bay Area roots and joining the team that picked him up after he went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft. With Leandro Barbosa and Brandon Rush hitting the market after their playoff campaign, Thompson believed the 26-year old Lin would be an ideal free-agency target for the Warriors because of the skills-set he brings to the table.
    Averaging at least 11 points and 4 dimes per game, Lin was able to dodge a nightmarish free-agency after putting up a stronger output in the second half of what turned out to be a forgetful season for the Los Angeles Lakers.
    According to Thompson, Lin’s ability to thrive in a run-and-gun offense and play both guard positions would make him a perfect complement to an already dynamic duo of his son Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The former Lakers star thinks Lin would add depth to the Warriors, giving them an instant firepower off the bench and a reliable insurance to either Curry or Thompson.
    Several months ago, Warriors owner Joe Lacob admitted that he regretted letting Lin walk away, adding that he would be open to have Lin playing again for his Warriors if the right time comes.
    For the Warriors to get Lin, they have to contend with several suitors that have also shown interest in adding the polarizing Asian-American star. The Rockets have been mentioned several times as the front runner to regain Lin’s service, while the Sixers and Nuggets are other potential destinations because they are capable of giving Lin a chance to start again.

    Read more: http://en.yibada.com/articles/30245/20150430/nba-news-rumors-jeremy-lin-would-be-ideal-free-agency-target-for-golden-state-warriors.htm#ixzz3Yxg8gU2l

  • Rick Johnson
  • guest

    I hate daryl morey for demoting JLin to the bench and now almost every team thinks they have the right to offer JLin a bench player role to help provide spark off the bench. The most recent rumor is GSW.

    I REPEAT : JLin is a legit NBA Starter. He is better than any existing PG in the entire NBA in making plays.

    Given the support of the team and coaches, he CAN put up elite FG%.

    Teams that want to win championship got to give the ball to JLin, let him be the starting PG. Period.

  • Acbc

    More garbage media looking for hits. These brainwashing memes with the subtext that Lin is JUST a bench player is truly annoying. Lin is a starter with a starter mentality. Why would he entertain going into a situation where he will be a bench player behind the splash brothers. Lin is about to come into his prime. He has the freedom to join any team he will give him a chance to start. GSW with Steve Kerr in charge will never promote Lin to start.

    GSW WILL FOREVER MAKE LIN BE VIEWED AS A BENCH PLAYER.

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin really go to GSW then he sure can’t be a starter bc of Curry. But I guess they probably hope he is like real 6th man in that team to form big three. I really don’t know it’s good idea for Lin to GSW or not bc maybe it’s more easy to get the ring but on the other hand, I don’t know he can really fit in well w backcourt like Curry & Thompson already played so well?

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you on Morey… smh! But nothing can really change now… I still believe he will start bc he wants to & he will pick up the team to do so next season unless they really get a ring like GSW.

  • KL

    I am going to assume that the team that really wants Lin will not announce it, to avoid alerting the competition. So far with all the rumours about Golden State and Houston, I will therefore assume that Lin will not be going to either of these 2 teams.

  • guest

    Mavs won the championship in 2011. Heat, with Lebron as the leader won only two rings after that. So even if GSW win the championship this season, it isn’t a lock that the team will dominate again next season as other teams will regroup, rebuild and emerge stronger.

    Lin has to be a starter next season, otherwise, he will only achieve one goals, plays in the league, but will never be voted into All-Star, win rings. I bet after his retirement, he’d regret over his decision to be a backup PG.

    Lin has to join a team as a starter next season, doesn’t matter if the team has less than uber talents. As long as Lin leads the team to the playoffs and has outstanding stats, voted to All-Star, his team will attract good players in the subsequent seasons and be legit championship contenders. Only then, Lin fulfills his goals.

  • guest

    I agree.

    These teams just want Lin fans not to “hate” them so that they can expand their brands beyond the Americas.

  • 1mtoldman

    43-34-46

    no those are not nikki minjaj measurements they are sequentially:

    # of baskets atl scored last nite
    # of assists on baskets atl scored last nite

    # of american dollars owed to joe johnson/deron williams by nets NEXT SEASON!

    (good luck unloading those contracts).

  • 1mtoldman

    so now we’ve got a. hover hand b. not hover hand c. stands with hands in pockets d. stands with hands at side.

    (still got those same ugly pants tho smh).

  • 1mtoldman

    he must be in the front row

  • 1mtoldman

    viva las vegas

  • 1mtoldman

    who’s ryan?

  • 1mtoldman

    my detective work notes the (friendly variety) resident troll (rt to sp) is back. probably been underground for awhile.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, it’s FA so no one can tell what’s going to happen… only can wait.

  • Acbc

    After reading the article about how there is less than 20% non black players in the NBA, Lin has a bigger role to play than just finding a way to become a starter just for himself. Lin needs to break the general perception that black athletes are more athletic. It’s a matter of convenience that all the experts ignore that Lin had tested as quick and fast as John Wall at the rookies camp for the summer league in his draft year. It has come to a point when the NBA needs to address the reverse predjudice that exists for non black players.

    Lin is a starter that is more than capable of carrying a team. It’s not like he hasn’t done it yet! Lin did I it in NYC but somehow the league continues to ignore that fact and instead promote the nonsense that Lin is a fluke.

    The reverse prejudice is the big elephant that no one wants to talk about. While John Wall has been allowed to grow into a star role by a media that views Walls many bad games as “growing pains”. Lin has been judged negatively by the same media that every time he has those same growing pain games that he is just a fluke.

    For the last 3 years the experts and media has been trying desperately to bury Linsanity as a fluke. They don’t want to admit that they were all wrong to not give Lin the credits he was due for winning the player of the year as a highschool baller. These same experts kept ignoring Lins stats as he kept beating down big name players in college like Kempba Walker of UConn and later, John a Wall.

    Lin fans must guard against this type of propaganda to take hold in their own minds. Linsnaity was not a fluke! Lin is not just a starter…he is an impact player that turned around a dysfunctional team and turned the Knicks into a playoff team.

    DONT LET THESE SO CALL EXPERTS REWRITE HISTORY BY ACCEPTING THAT LIN IS A BENCH PLAYER AND THAT LINSANITY WAS A FLUKE.

  • MoominFloren

    He’s a youtuber with over 14 millions followers. A very funny guy. If you need a laugh, you can watch the followings:

    How to sing like your favourite artists,
    How to act like your favourite actors,
    Most annoying people in the internet,
    Draw my life &
    Daily life of a basketballer (feat JLin)

    All these are my favourites.

  • MoominFloren

    46M for those who combined with 25 pts & 10 asts last night?!?

    3 years for 25M is such a great deal!

  • Filler-up

    That would be the smart thing. Come in under the radar.

  • Filler-up

    I thought Ryan Higa was based in LA.

  • Filler-up

    I hate all sorts of generalisations. We should not refer to ourselves as such. Why use the label given to us by haters.

  • Filler-up

    Phil Jackson should be way up on that list. Anyone that can get rid of Amare’s contract should be in contention. If Knicks had kept Lin, they would not have been in the penalty since anyone can be taken off the salary cap.

  • KL

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I do respect John Wall, but the difference in the way the NBA treats Wall and Lin is simply astonishing.

  • Filler-up

    What hoverhands. He has his hand firmly cupped on her shoulder. That girl is pretty hot.

  • Rick

    Lin in Vegas to support Manny or what?

  • Charlie S

    If the Spurs lose, the silver lining could be that loss sparks the FO to go get younger blood for the team. Someone like a JLin.

    Kind of like when the Mavs got Rondo. The silver lining in that deal was that it opened the door for JLin to be in the conversation after Rondo failed spectacularly.

    That being said, I still want the Spurs to win.

  • Charlie S

    I’m a basketball fan. Those dismissing Lin don’t understand basketball.

  • Charlie S

    Kupchak got more points than RC Buford…

  • MoominFloren

    He moved to Vegas since college, used to be in LA making videos with Kevjumba and other guys.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I like idea of Lin with GSW, even off bench. Fans here in bay area respect him ALOT. A true home coming. A ring to go with that would be phenomenal. Warriors are wise with their money and still in position to add pieces wisely. No tanking required.

  • Acbc

    It’s a dangling carrot that Lin may win a ring with GSW. The truth is that Lin will never be remember for “winning” the ring, just as Robert Horry isn’t remembered for winning 8 rings as a backup.

    Steve Nash, Stockton, Malone and many others haven’t won a ring, but they are recognized as great legends. Horry isn’t and never will be a legend.

    Lin is too young to give in to the pressure by others to accept being second best and the 6th man is being second best.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin of course will make the right “fit” decision. Starting with the wrong team is worse than playing off the bench for the right team. Would you mind if he came off the bench for say, the Spurs? Lin mind is focused on the right thing. Give him a team that will use him properly, play his game, give him decent minutes, a team centered coach, no drama queen team mates, then consider the money.

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly has to build his brand back up. the media has destroyed it. id prefer a team like rox over gsw because curry will always start while rox have no pg.

  • Acbc

    Do you honestly think Lin will get a chance to start anytime soon with GSWs? The answer is a big fat no.

    Kerr will be saying idiotic things like Mchale when Lin wins games for them. Things like “Lin is playing great because he has found his perfect role coming off bench”; “he feels less pressure”.

    If Lin fans want Lin to ever lead a team again, going to GSW would be a death nail to those dreams. The experts and GMs are already saying these dumb things about Lin already. If Lin himself decides to accept that role for himself, Lin will never ever be given a chance by anyone else to lead a team again.

    Lin isn’t like Harden, BTW. Morey wanted Harden to succeed just as John Wall and every other PGs that Lin killed during LINSANITY. They’ve been trying desperately to push Lin down. If Lin accepts that by himself, he can kiss his starter role goodbye forever.

  • Alain Gervais

    if i had the choice between rox and gsw id go with rox. no way lin ever start in front of curry

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, in the current situation it’s a trade off. Be second fiddle on a contending team or top guy on a weaker team. Seems like the Mavericks might not even be that strong going forward. Dirk is in decline, Rondo cost them draft picks and good bench players. I haven’t been following Boston so not sure of their future prospects for getting better but sounds like they have a good coach. Denver would be exciting with Farrier and MD but I don’t know if they have that much other players.

  • wow it turns out Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner, is a big fan of Manny!

    https://twitter.com/danrafaelespn/status/594249720614129666

  • this is a foolish move by Mayweather
    it will come back to bite him big time since media will pounce on him, especially if he loses

  • I’d vote on potential All-Star on a weaker team.

    Lin is 27 and it’s time for him to test where his peak can be.
    Otherwise, he’ll be 29-30 after playing backup then people will no longer give him a chance other than role players.

    Not having MDA and Lin reunion during Lin’s peak would be quite a big loss for Lin fans, I think.
    I believe they’re still texting so there’s hope 🙂

    If Lin becomes an All-Star, most haters will change their tune “He’s just a one-time All-Star!” LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Or it might be a ploy to draw more ratings. More women will tune in wanting him to lose.

  • Rick Johnson

    Good point. Which weaker team do you think he’d have the best chance of going deep in the playoffs?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Would you open a new thread to discuss the prospect of Jeremy Lin for the next season.
    Which team would most likely to make offer to Jeremy?

    My recent study tells me that it’s rather unlikely that Dallas would sign Jeremy Lin next season. If they ever make an offer, it would be much less than $8m/year because Dallas has a history trying to sign free agents at bargain prices; most of them are even at veteran minimum. The contract to sign Chandler Parsons is an exception which is probably a vendetta against Daryl Morey and the Rocket.

    Let’s look at the salary structure of Dallas Mavericks.

    Players that will opt out or their contract will be expired next season (2015-16)
    (arranged in the order of possibility of coming back):
    J.J. Barea (age 31) $1,302,578 cap hit of $909,859
    Al-Farouq Aminu (age 25) $981,084
    Monta Ellis (age 30) $8,360,000
    Tyson Chandler (age 33) $14,596,887
    Charlie Villanueva (age 31) $1,316,809 cap hit of $915,243
    Richard Jefferson (age 35) $1,448,490
    Greg Smith (age 25) $948,163
    Amar’e Stoudemire (age 33) $485,670
    Rajon Rondo (age 30) $12,909,090

    The locked up cap space for the next season is $31,367,423.
    Players with locked up contracts:
    Chandler Parsons (age 27) $15,361,500
    Dirk Nowitzki (age 37) $8,333,334
    Raymond Felton (age 31) $3,793,693
    Devin Harris (age 33) $3,878,896

    What can be sure is that Dallas will have a busy season to sign free agents with the core of Rick Carlisle, Dirk Norwitzki & Chandler Parsons.

  • Rick Johnson
  • webattorney

    Don’t like Mayweather, but can’t deny he’s a great defensive boxer. He boxes and wins like Chelsea wins in soccer games: boring but effective. Even if Manny loses, he’s a greater boxer to me given how he fought during his career.

  • 1mtoldman

    “Mayweather has been arrested or cited in cases involving five different women.

    He has pleaded guilty to both battery and misdemeanor domestic assault, and harassment.

    Asked about the incidents, Mayweather has often responded with “no pictures,” suggesting that the lack of public photographic evidence means nothing happened.”–jack andrarde boston.com

    the assumption being made was not that mayweather was “afraid of women” but that he was banning women reporters who in the past had pushed him with questions about his history of domestic abuse cases.

    however: mayweather camp has denied that anyone was denied credentials for any reason and tho nichols has not responded; beadle has tweeted most recently that tho she had been told her credentials were pulled that now she was informed that hbo had been able to get them “re-approved”.

    the bigger issue here (as tweeted above by ramona s.) is mayweather’s hisotry of domesitc assault abuse and harrassment charges and convictions (some later “overturned”).

    obviously the difference between mayweather and manny is like the difference between oh say kobe and lin and explains why the “tale of the tape” lists kobe vs. lin as symbols of each of the fighters.

    (to say nothing of mayweathers previous racist dismissles of linsanity).

  • 1mtoldman

    i didn’t know chelsea clinton was a soccer star.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I hope you’re right about Lin not going to either GSW or Rox…Both team only want him to play 15-20 minutes per game.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    You’re 100% right…It’s bizarre that some Lin fan are still hoping he picks GSW as his destination even-though it’s obvious he’ll only play 15 minute at the most per game…

    Lin will also have to compete with guys like Livingston for guard minutes off the bench…I just hope he’s smart enough to not go there to be water-boy for Curry and Thompson.

    I’d rather see Lin play on a team that may be bad but allows him to pad his stats than play for a team like GSW with not much playing time to do anything.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m surprised none of these beautiful women aren’t asking Lin out on a date..or are they?

  • Alain Gervais

    i don’t know anyone who like mayweather

  • bolero

    Bieber, 5 cents..lol

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree with the “pressured” comment.

    I get the sense that many team will try to pressure him into accepting he’s simply a bench player and he should reject any team that would entertain offering him starting minutes.

    This is why you’re hearing team like the Rockets and GSW already putting the words out that they’d like to have Lin. They are hoping to dissuade any team from offering starting job so they can have Lin on the bench for cheap.

    As you can see, Thompson father has come out publicly stating that GSW would be interested….That is simply to put pressure on Lin to accept the bench role to play with a great team like GSW.

    I just hope doesn’t fall for the glitz of GSW…He’ll be nothing but an after-though there…It’s all about Curry and Thompson on this team and everybody else is simply their supporting cast.

  • Acbc

    As much as I don’t trust Cuban to actually believe in Lin, I also think that he hates Morey enough to sign Lin to stick it to him. If Lin succeeds, Mark Cuban will have proof that Morey is really a moron and that his vaulted analytics system is totally flawed.

    The way the season ended, there is a possibility that mavs will need a starting PG.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Did I say anywhere Lin will start With GSW? Fans will love him here. Lin himself is not so worried about this start business as much as getting a fair shake. Fueled by Fan power, Lin will excell. Houston’s smaller market and non believing fans was what killed him. He needs a rowdy crowd. Hear the GSW fan base?

    Crazy talk about Lin kissing NBA goodbye If he accepts bench role. It what he does with it. If he takes a starter role on bad team, bad coach, smaller market, not playing his game, then that will be worse. Seen that movie. Want to see Linsanity 2.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Your supporters and the friends you keep define you.

  • Alain Gervais

    chelsea is a team in the premier league who dominates every year. premier league is a british soccer league

  • guest

    GSW fans roar for even the third stringers on the bench. Didn’t Li n get the loudest cheering whenever he touched the ball during his rookie stint on the team yet GSW Stoll cut him on the back of lame excuses that show no sign of trust in his talents and abilities. Lin won’t be able to realise his full potentials playing backup to Curry and maybe SL, both of whom are much inferior to Lin in playmaking.

  • webattorney

    Chelsea doesn’t “dominate every year”; just one of top 4 year in and out.

  • orLinaryjoe

    And the rockets cut him too. Now let him go for Biggers hopes of Carmelo The second time. No shame in being second to Curry. Guy shoots lights out. Apples to Pears.

    Just saying, it would be worth considering. Just not sure GSW’s priorities is on PG. He’ll have to see what is on the table.

  • guest

    I like Curry( much more than Landry Fields, Steve Novak) but IMHO, itit’s a shame for us Lin fans and Lin himself who is a much superior PG to play backup to Curry.
    No doubt Curry shoots light out but we should not deny Lin any opportunity to be the main playmaker.

  • guest

    That pair of pants is nice. Me likes.lol