2015 Playoffs Round 2

After a tough loss, Spurs exit this season early. The discussion of the playoff and off-season continues here….
As the playoff goes on, the landsacpe of NBA becomes more clear. Spurs show the need of a capable playmaker due to Tony Parker’s injury. Similarly, other teams will be exposed for their own weaknesses. Once we have reached the final, I believe we will see more discussion on “which FA will fit where” from the national medias. NBA season is basically already over for Lin fans, let’s hope Lin gets to play in a better situation for the coming years.

I also wants to remind everyone that there are many websites like to talk about Lin. Most of the articles are not really based on facts, but just biased opinions (I might be biased against them too). Lin will shine in a good situation, we all know that.

  • orLinaryjoe

    1st!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Brent, didn’t see this on home page, just link on old page.

  • Brent Yen

    Weird…let me check

  • orLinaryjoe

    Definitely hoping to see GSW beat the remaining western division, then take it over Lebron.

  • Brent Yen

    Will conley ready to play against GSW?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not sure. Heard he may miss first game. I like to see him play, and GSW still beat them. Big match.

  • Brent Yen

    All 8 playoff teams in the west. 3 teams do not have good PGs….HOU, DAL and NOP. MEM and SAS only got one each and SAS paid the price. So….although PG position seem stacked in the west, there are still more opportunities than ppl have expected.

    About teams in the East, seems like even more teams need a capable PG. Lin should be really a valuable FA piece this summer. I am optimistic.

    Note: Although I follow Lin wherever he goes, I really hope he does not end up in one of his old teams.

  • guest

    May I add except for Conley, all those 8 PGs play so so defense.
    just like you, I am opoptimistic :))

  • Brent Yen

    I just try to avoid debating the rank of PGs..lol….Conley is regarded as one of the better PGs…so…I just pretend he is.

  • guest

    Oh you think he isn’t? Interesting.

  • sport

    It’s quite obvious that Spurs was in need of a PG who could get to the rim and score 3s. Tony Parker was injured, Manu is too old. I truly hope a great coach like Pop will consider signing Lin as starter.

  • JoeTeam

    I thought so too. That would have given better outside looks to, … they got good looks, just the shots weren’t as calm.

  • JoeTeam

    Gas station talk with random fan … geesh, the public narrative. I held my tongue.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    when will the lottery draft occur?…It’ll be funny if the Lakers dropped out of the top 5 pick.
    I’m now rooting for them to lose that pick…

    Althought if they do, Philly would get 2 picks and that would make it more likely they would be able to pick a point guard which would diminish Jeremy leverage in the free agent market since Philly would probably be interested in acquiring Lin.

  • LDZ

    Future of Jeremy Lin

    I think Kwok Wai Lai is right in proposing to start a conversation about the future of Jeremy. As a dedicated fan group, JLin.Portal could and should do something to help JLin figure out what he should be looking at in his FA.

    No doubt, JLin is a special person and an inspiring role model. He is smart and has the talent to become a great NBA player. But he is also only 26. I do not believe he has all the answers. He is learning as he gains experience in the NBA both as a person and a player. He is making decisions just as a 20 some years old young man coming out of college and entering into the real world. He is learning the reality and the darker side of NBA business as he goes along, dealing with the League, Owners, FO, HC, Ref, Superstars, Teammates, Sport Writers, Media Reporters, TV Commentators, Fans, Family, Friends, Support Teams and Sponsors.

    It’s definitely much tougher for him than we can imagine. We can just sit on the side line and say whatever we like. He has to deal with it in his own way and he is trying very hard to adjust to each of the situations he got thrown into the best he can. It’s even tougher since a lot of the situations are beyond his control. Fortunately, he has his strong Christian faith to fall back on. He was able to stay mentally tough to weather all and each of the never-ending difficult NBA situations he faced since graduated from Harvard.

    JLin is a first generation Asian American whose parents immigrated to the US. He was born in the US and brought up in a traditional Chinese family environment. I have no doubt that his characters and mentality are heavily influenced by the traditional Chinese culture instilled by his parents.

    Many people criticized JLin for lack of toughness and aggressiveness and that he was inconsistent. JLin said he had always played in the same toughness and aggressiveness. I believe he was telling the truth. I believe he had always played each game the same way with his heart. But because of his Chinese cultural characters, he would show respect to the authority, be an obedient student, listen to the teacher and follow his instructions, in this case HC Scott. Some of you who are of the older generation would understand and appreciate such characters. JLin would follow the team line and not rebel against the coach, but take it upon himself and try to figure out what to do and how to adjust.

    A case in point is that one game where JLin strictly followed Scott’s instruction and did not foul Mike Conley with some 13 seconds left in the game which ended up with Bryant screaming and rushing up to foul and created a big scene. Personalities like Bryant and Rondo would not have respected their coach’s instruction and do what they felt was right. Ronnie Price would have done the same thing and followed the coach’s instructions. But only Lin would be criticized or thrown under the bus as non-aggressive or inconsistent by the coach.

    So the end result was that JLin was not allowed to play the game to his strengths because of the coach’s decisions and instructions. He ended up standing at the corners a lot and did not even have the chance to shoot and score. That’s why his stats were worse than what they could or should be. Also, when you are not in the flow or in rhythm with the game, or the coach’s decisions are restricting your game, or your teammates are not playing on the same page, you just cannot play or shoot well. That’s why his games could not be anything but inconsistent.

    At the end, he fell into this deep hole and was labelled as not a starter level player but a backup PG at best. From the articles of some of the writers who criticized JLin, you can tell they did not follow JLin’s situation that closely. They just looked at the stats superficially and perpetuated each other’s general impressions and not try to understand what’s behind those stats. Of
    course, there were a few articles which more accurately reflected Lin’s actual situation. But many readers or casual fans would just dismiss the writers as Lin supporters and that their views were biased.

    Lin’s dedicated fans who followed the Lakers closely know that is not the case. JLin will become a great starter player once he can join the right contending team which allows him to fit in and the team plays in the right way. So it is essential that he must go to the right team next season. He has no more time to waste. Let’s do our best to help him find the right team to win the championship next season, as a starter, not as a backup PG.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin will decide his own fate tho.

  • orLinaryjoe

    GSW playing with “pace and space”. Grizzlies lost w/o Conley. Halftime, GSW up by 9.

  • Lemonbar808

    May 19th is the day.

    Byron Scott is repping the Lakers LOL

  • real-dsb

    Good points. I think it would be fun to debate where Lin should end up, but realistically our fan forum would have no impact on Lin’s decision in FA.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he is ok…..pretty much an average player within the top 30 PGs….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have the same issue even after 5 hours of being created:-(

  • real-dsb

    OT: the PacMay fight was a disappointment. Pac couldn’t execute his game plan of volume punching due to May’s defensive game plan. Apparently Pac was boxing with a rotator cuff injury, and Pac at less than 100% did not give him a decent chance to win.

    I’ll give May credit for his skills, but at 5 years past their peaks, May has a distinct advantage because of his fighting style (defensive), whereas Pac’s style is more about speed, which you lose more with age than defensive skills. If this fight took place 5 years ago, it would have been much closer. (Of course, May knew this).

    May is similar to Harden, he is a talented player/boxer, but they are boring as heck to watch. May either holds his opponent, runs away, or covers up like a turtle when he is in trouble. Harden just holds the ball, dances around, then runs into the opponent to pick up a foul.

  • real-dsb

    And also, Max Kellerman was a total A.H. for his condescending and insinuating post fight interview with Pac. I already knew he was a DBag from his sports radio show, but this brought him to a new low.

  • real-dsb

    Go Warriors, all the way!

  • deesee5

    I said the same thing.. Do what it takes to win! Because that’s what matters the most.

  • Charlie S

    In that sense May is a very shrewd businessman. He knew Pacquiao was a threat to his undefeated streak. So he waited. He won based on technicalities and points. In that regard, I can’t be mad at him. He exploited all the rules he could to ensure a victory. It was very boring and definitely not a crowd pleaser, but it ensured him a giant payday and kept his record intact.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed 100% with you.

  • real-dsb

    Yes he is. May is a shrewd businessman and boxer.

    I hope he loses #49 to a no name opponent, that would be hilarious.

  • guest

    Isn’t Max a fan of Lin and he gives Lin props on his radio show?

  • real-dsb

    Is he really? Didn’t know that. What timeframe? Lin as a Laker, Rocket, or Knick?

    I don’t listen to Max’s radio show a lot, but whenever I hear Max, he sounds like a super smug sports radio host that you just want to smack.

  • real-dsb

    FWIW, I found this link from the home page.

  • real-dsb

    I would be okay with Knicks sans Melo or Rockets sans Harden and McHale. =)

  • Tina

    I love max. He keeps things real. I don’t know if he’s a lin fan per say, but he definitely believes he is a good player.

  • orLinaryjoe

    GSW will shut BS. Raining 3s on the most idiotic statement of all. “3 pointers are overated”? Come again. Oh, yes, uptempo Bball so much more fun to watch 2.

  • real-dsb

    Popovich doesn’t like relying on 3s and hack-a-fouling too, but he’s smart enough to know that those are necessary it today’s game and rules.

  • real-dsb

    Byron Scott is irrelevant now. Lin will not return to Lakers.

    I hope the Lakers sign some decent free agents/players so that people will see next year that Scott (and his obsolete coaching philosophy) is the biggest reason for the Lakers failures.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, pace and space. Iso so yesterday too.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Don’t care about Lakers at all after Lin is gone. Kobe and BS can stink another year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, good on you. Just rechecked and it still didn’t show up in my home page as I typed.

  • Tina

    Such a boring fight! Should’ve at least attempted to put on a show

  • ViNuyork

    for those who were disappointed w/ the money-manny fight last nite…..pls. read this— an eye opener…..https://jiodeslate.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/on-the-mayweather-victory-and-why-it-doesnt-matter/

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • orLinaryjoe

    Linless Rockets may be on path to play GSW. Hope to see them winless against the Dubs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Poor Harden. He has to settle for just MBP: Most Bearded Player.

  • Acbc

    Most booed player

  • Charlie S

    So the Clips beat the Spurs, but at what cost? Will CP3 be healthy enough to take down the Rockets?

  • Brent Yen

    GSW will beat either of them anyway…lol

  • sport

    Sadly I think so too.

  • sport

    A Championship would make it PERFECT! I want Curry to get a ring but I don’t want Steve Kerr the Lin hater to win a Championship as coach =/

  • sport

    A sweeping defeat would be GREAT!

  • orLinaryjoe

    If they survive the Clippers of course.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so. But I still hope Clips beat Rox anyway. LOL!

  • sport

    They’re not going to survive the Clippers that’s for sure.

  • Tina

    Clippers will beat the rockets!

  • CJSHYY

    So happy for Curry & also glad to know it’s not Harden. LOL!

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/595016065970786304

  • CJSHYY

    I think & hope Clips beat Rox in 2nd round. Don’t like both teams but hate Rox more than Clips. LOL!

  • joyce ward

    Yay you go Steph!!

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks, that’s great news.

  • JoeTeam

    I want that too, between Harden and CP3, Edward Teach is the less likable.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackbeard

  • JoeTeam

    be like me, let go of the past. Kerr is not a hater anymore unless Lin kicks his butt on the court. He used to be a pundit. Now he has to put his money where his mouth is, so let the past go and live for today. Zen, Buddhist.

  • JoeTeam

    most banal player.

  • Filler-up

    No need to jump the gun as they still need to beat Clips first. That team has given Rox trouble in past.

  • JoeTeam

    Last night I listened to 3 hrs of post fight talk radio driving home from a wedding. The covered boxing is dead, now onto MMA, etc. Everybody has posted this, defense, age, too much hype, no way for another payday like this, all the betting was on Manny so vegas made money big, etc.

    I wish for all you younger folks to know what it was like to watch Ali fight, over the years. He really knew how to put on a great show and fight. Now, I’m sorry we didn’t know, every punch during rope-a-dope laid waste to Ali’s life later and now. I can barely watch any head-hitting sports now. Even kids heading the ball has been touted as unwise for about 15 yrs now. Anyway, those were innocent days, and you’all should watch “When we were Kings” and also look up the stories around the Ali fights. then see if you can see them on youtube. That was boxing. I wanted to box in college, but my parents forbade me and I’m glad they said no.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well, Mayweather’s punches are as soft as cotton, so he doesn’t really have much offensive firepower, so the coward settled for defensive. I have no problem against defensive fighting style, but running around the ring and hugging the opponent 90% of the bout is, well, embarrassing boxing as far as boxing goes.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    At least they got this right. Curry deserves it more, Harden shouldn’t even be part of the MVP talks.

  • JoeTeam

    You must be po’d in the Fils, right IJ? I’m not happy a bit from what I heard … boxing needs to let fighters fight, not hold and run. They used to issue in-fight warnings.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, I know it’s boring now to wait. But talking about what Lin should or shouldn’t do is to me wasted energy because he’s not my friend and I’m not his friend so it’s just talk. And even if we did know him, how many times do we tell our loved ones what they should or shouldn’t do? Western society does not allow that much, unless you want to lose friends.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please comment on what this means. Thanks!
    https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/595060609600753664

  • Tina

    they both gave each other trouble… but if clippers stay focused, i think they will prevail.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • CJSHYY

    Saw today’s game & I really think GSW have good chance to win the title this year. Maybe bc injury… Mem looked like Mav… they need more shooters. That starting PG is really bad in shooting. smh!

  • Brent Yen

    IDK…..It seems to defeat the purpose of a fan forum tho…lol

  • Brent Yen

    PPL can keep talking about defense in playoffs, but teams with more firepower usually win. I meant real firepower, not choke power..

  • Yascar

    Basically, there is a collective bargaining agreement in place and the players through their union appear to be sending out signals that they may opt out and probably renegotiate a new CBA, probably because of the new TV deal that the NBA got.

    What Silver is saying is that if the players do that, the NBA will put back a lot of things for discussion which they had put aside last time – so in veiled speak “don’t threaten me or we’re in for some long heavy discussions.” To be fair, he does say both sides compromised last time.

    For us fans, there is a possibility of a lock out again if they open up a new CBA negotiation.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s what everybody said about the Spurs when they were up 2-1. The Clippers have just beaten the most dangerous playoff team since MJ and the Chicago Bulls.

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah, too bad Spurs can not function normally…..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the explanation. Really appreciate it.

  • Brent Yen

    What will be Lin’s 3FG% next yr? I can not wait to find out

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Spurs did great as normal, just CP3 was not.

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs was not even remotely close to normal IMO. CP3 was not either indeed…lol

  • CJSHYY

    I agree bc why Spurs lose the game bc they didn’t shoot well. Mem had the same problem bc they just don’t have enough good shooters like GSW.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They had the lead almost to the end of game 7. Series could have gone either way.

  • Brent Yen

    That does not mean they performed normally…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why? They had sands in their shoes? SMH.

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe it’s concrete? lol

  • guest

    the Rox have Morey but Clippers have Steve Balmer, hehehe, Clippers will reach the conference finals..

  • guest

    LOL. good one.

    on a serious note, the spurs didn’t function normally during the regular season either..

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said in the last thread, if Parker is not 100%, Spurs are a sitting duck. If you can not scramble the defense, every shots becomes harder, every role player becomes a cone. JMO.

  • Steph Curry plays at such a high level now that it looks like it’s just a video game.

    I’m so glad that one of the good guys in the NBA won the MVP,
    And he’s one of JLin’s best friends!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The free agent class of the coming season is rather weak in PG position

    It seems to me that Jeremy Lin is the top dog of the really free agent class. He is young and have been a starter with playoff experience and has been underused. Any team other than Miami, Phoenix, Detroit and LA Laker should consider Jeremy Lin as their top choice.

    1. Goran Dragic
    Player Option / 6-3 / Team: Miami 16.3 ppg, 4.5 apg, 3.5 rpg
    2. Brandon Knight
    Restricted / 6-3 / Team: Phoenix 17.0 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.9 rpg
    3. Reggie Jackson
    Restricted / 6-3 / Team: Detroit 14.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 4.2 rpg
    4. Rajon Rondo
    Unrestricted / 6-1 / Team: Dallas 8.9 ppg, 7.9 apg, 5.5 rpg
    5. Jeremy Lin
    Unrestricted / 6-3 / Team: LA Lakers 11.2 ppg, 4.6 apg
    The top shot blocker among PGs in NBA per 48 minutes of play time.
    6. Cory Joseph
    Restricted / 6-3 / Team: San Antonio 6.8 ppg, 2.4 apg, 2.4 rpg
    7. Norris Cole
    Restricted / 6-2 / Team: New Orleans 7.6 ppg, 3.4 apg
    8. Maurice Williams (Mo)
    Unrestricted / 6-1 / Team: Charlotte 14.2 ppg, 6.2 apg
    9. Aaron Brooks
    Unrestricted / 6-0 / Team: Chicago 11.6 ppg, 3.2 apg
    10. Jose Juan Barea
    Unrestricted /6-0 / Team: Dallas 7.5 ppg, 3.4 apg
    11. Beno Udrih
    Player Option / 6-3 / Team: Memphis 7.7 ppg, 2.8 apg
    12. Patrick Beverley
    Restricted / 6-1 / Team: Houston 10.1 ppg, 3.4 apg, 4.2 rpg
    13. Sergio Rodriguez
    Unrestricted / 6-3 / Team: Real Madrid (Spain) 10.3 ppg, 5.1 apg
    14. Nate Robinson
    Unrestricted / Point Guard / 5-9 / Team: LA Clippers 5.7 ppg, 2.3 apg
    15. CJ Watson
    Unrestricted / 6-2 / Team: Indiana 10.0 ppg, 3.6 apg
    16. Jameer Nelson
    Player Option / 6-0 / Team: Denver 8.3 ppg, 4.0 apg
    17. Ishmael Smith
    Unrestricted / 6-0 / Team: Philadelphia 6.1 ppg, 3.3 apg
    18. Steve Blake
    Player Option / 6-3 / Team: Portland 4.3 ppg, 3.6 apg
    19. Kirk Hinrich
    Player Option / 6-3 / Team: Chicago 5.7 ppg, 2.2 apg
    20. Raymond Felton
    Player Option / Point Guard / 6-1 / Team: Dallas 3.7 ppg, 1.4 apg
    21. Andre Miller
    Unrestricted / 6-2 / Team: Sacramento 4.4 ppg, 3.5 apg
    22. Will Bynum
    Unrestricted / 6-0 / Team: Washington 3.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg
    23. Matthew Dellavedova
    Restricted / 6-4 / Team: Cleveland 4.8 ppg, 3.0 apg
    24. Shane Larkin
    Unrestricted / 5-11 / Team: New York 6.2 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.3 rpg
    25. Marcelo Huertas
    Unrestricted / 6-3 / Team: FC Barcelona (Spain) 7.3 ppg, 4.5 apg
    26. John Lucas
    Unrestricted / 5-11 / Team: Detroit 4.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg
    27. Ronnie Price
    Unrestricted / 6-2 / Team: LA Lakers 5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg
    28. Sebastian Telfair
    Unrestricted / 5-11 / Team: Oklahoma City 19.8 ppg, 4.5 apg
    29. Donald Sloan
    Unrestricted / 6-3 / Team: Indiana 7.4 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.7 rpg
    30. Toure Murry
    Unrestricted / 6-5 / Team: Washington 1.2 ppg, 0.2 apg
    31. Jorge Gutierrez
    Restricted / 6-3 / Team: Milwaukee 2.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.1 apg
    Please change the ranking as you please. I did!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    40%
    Yeah!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy was not given the go to shoot like Curry has been. I believe Jeremy can shoot at much better than 36.8%

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Houston is not considered a strong contender.

  • cashtext4all.com

    Lin doesn’t really like shooting 3s…He seems to prefer the long mid-range jump shot…sound like it’s something he adopted this year with the Lakers.

    He’s going to have to look for the 3-ball a bit more to add more point to his “point per game”..and his high 3-point percentage may have more to do with the fact he only took them when he was wide open.

    NBA is moving toward an era where guards not only needs to shoot 3s at about a 35% or better clip, but they also need to take enough of them to make a difference.

    If Lin only averaged 0.9 3pt per game and only took 2.4 3point attempt per-game…..that’s a bit low…He’ll need to boost the successful 3point made to 1.5 per game…that may mean an increase of 3point shot attempt.

  • Tina

    according to this, it seems like jlin will be sought after the most. #1-4 already pretty much have their places set. I think many teams who need a pg upgrade will want jlin and P Bev. Very optimistic about jeremy’s FA 🙂

  • guest

    Tony Parker’s 3pts attempts are at a measly 1.3+_ and imo, that hurt his team especially on the playoffs. CP3 clutch 3s saved his team but we dididn’t get to see Parker shoot 3s to clinch the deal for his team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Teams like Dallas would have lots of cap room to sign or not to sign Jeremy. Because Dallas always looks for bargains in the off season rather than paying their players the true value, I really don’t think they would use their cap room on Jeremy after looking at their salary structure.

  • Tina

    yeah, i’ve been thinking that they might pursue P. Bev for bargain price. Especially because they needs a “defensive” specialist. Everyone here knows that P Bev is an overrated defender now, but GMs still think he’s a defense guru. So, i get a sense that Mavs will want Bev to fill in the for the defensive holes (parsons, dirk, ellis) that are in their starting lineup.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well, they might try to make an offer to Cory Joseph who has a much better DRPM than Beverley. Cory is also less injury proned than Beverley.

  • Tina

    i think he take more 3’s in his next team. B Scott didn’t like too many 3’s so that could explain why he didn’t take many of them, especially before the all-star break.

  • Tina

    oh yeah, maybe!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The DRPM of Cory Joseph is 0.96 ranked 7th among all PGs in DRPM.
    The DRPM of Patrick Beverley is -0.06 ranked 22nd among all PGs in DRPM.
    The DRPM of Jeremy is 0.28 ranked 19th among all PGs in DRPM

    Plus, it would take less time for Cory Joseph to adapt to Dallas’ offense.

    DRPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team defensive performance, measured in points allowed per 100 defensive possessions

  • Tina

    wow.. didn’t know cory joseph was such a great defender. is he a good playmaker too? i think mavs need a playmaker badly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Offensively, Cory Joseph passes the eye test.
    His PER for this season is 15.57 but his ORPM is only 0.04.
    Jeremy’s ORPM is 1.37
    Cory Joseph is at the age of 23; a first round 29th pick by SA. He’s a Canadian.
    I definitely rank him above Norris Cole.

  • Tina

    oh i see
    well, still think most teams will pursue jlin before p. bev, cory joseph, or any other pg (considering that #1-4 are set in their destinations). jlin’s defense is pretty good, knows how to set up offense, and is much more proven than some other FA PGs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    JLin is older and more experienced and is quicker. Plus the agent of Jeremy will ask for a higher pay. Cory Joseph is also a really balanced player offensively and defensively. They are PGs with both positive ORPM and DRPM; only 15 PGs in NBA have that.

    That’s why I think Pop would not try to sign Jeremy because they have had Cory Joseph for 3 years already. Cory Joseph is ranked 24th in RPM while Jeremy Lin is ranked 18th in RPM. It will take some arm twisting to get Cory Joseph from the Spurs. Mark Cuban can do it if he wants him badly enough. By the way J J Barea is ranked 23rd in RPM but his defense is not good with a DRPM of -1.96.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    PO’d is an understatement. While I understand that hugging an opponent is considered by a lot as defensive strategy, running around all the time is questionable. Mayweather should have gotten tons of minuses and get sealed with a loss for that alone.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott likes long 2s and doesn’t like 3s. Jeremy just tries not to rub him in the wrong way.

  • guest

    Steph’s shooting from is so fluid that makes other NBA players who are still working on perfecting their shooting techniques/forms look like they’re the d-leaguers..wonder if JLin has to improve his shots this off-season? :((

  • Rick Johnson

    If CP3 is out I don’t think the Clippers can beat the Rockets.

  • Samuli Koivukangas

    nout pek

  • 1mtoldman

    all rite. ill bite.

    its all speculation who will stay and go much less where but that being said…

    first in terms of rankings i would have it: (and this for me is just based strictly on last seasons basic performance numbers)….

    1. dragic
    2. knight
    3. jackson
    4. rondo
    5. williams
    6. lin
    7. beverly
    8. watson
    9. brooks
    10. nelson
    11. sloan
    12. udrih
    13. barea
    14. joseph
    15. cole

    below that i dont consider legit nba material and no one should care about
    note: only considering players in nba last year, i have no way to judge relative value of rodriquez euro only play.

    for comparison here is the hoopshype rankings from which (i assume) this list was “change”-d by original poster:

    dragic/knight/jackson/rondo/beverly/lin/williams/brooks/udrih/rodriguez/robinson/watson/nelson/smith/cole/joseph/blake/barrea

    dragic: im not convinced is going to stay in mia. he did not mesh well at all with dwade; much like lin with kobe.

    most games it had to be either one or the other (dragic or wade) to be on the floor for either one to be effective. wade would only come to life scoring with chalmers as hod-carrier (and if you know what this term means im shocked) similarrly, dragic only would score when wade out.

    sometimes later in the game they would be able to work together but a lot of the time dragic even tho eventually putting up decent and improved numbers over phnx was left “standing in the corner” which was his reason for leaving phnx.

    his brother being there mite be incentive to stay but they could be packaged out again i imagine if someone else wanted him and it appears someones do.

    knight: knight was a disaster for milw (letting him go) phnx (getting him, he almost never played and when did was ineffectieve and phnx went down the drain after giving up dragic/thomas and getting knight) and knight himself (injured and no numbers when not injured).

    so here is unknown, either player or team could just call it (as rondo) a case of “buyers remorse” and move on.

    jackson: jackson did well in det but if brandon jennings is coming back, jackson is back where he doens’t want to be; at least i think so. so. again…uncertain where those guys will be and

    rondo: well as was said of mayweather here “no one likes” rondo.

    all those guys could be moving; maybe only rondo. i would think at least one of the others, most likely jackson

    williams has a lot of game left (witness 51 pt.er) and his stock went up once he got more clear p.t. in charlotte.

    i like udrih; his game and mentallity seems to me similiar to lin with just less athleticism and skill. but he gets the most out of what he’s got and doesn’t hurt you. but the rest of everyone below pbev i wouldn’t see much interest in.

    if people assume dragic, knight, jackson stay put and no one (except kobe) wants rondo now then, that puts as tina notes below

    jlin and old mate pbev in class as most desired to be sure available.

    so yeah i think lin will be desired and certainly shoulnd’t go back somewhere he’s already been treated poorly before. (any place he’s been!) so its surprising to me so many lin fans on here seem to be not only ok with but positive about him going back to one of them (see any and all previous and current lin locations, dont need to name them).

    there are 26 other teams. lin obviously even to the most lin averse fan has a more diverse game than p.bev. who is one dimension and that one dimension largely fabricated; still there was no reason for houston fans to get down on p.bev this year; he performed exactly the same as the year before, just he didn’t have the narrative on his side anymore.

    all that being said; lin is still on the surface and to nba in general a back up until he isn’t always being replaced by someone. (see long list dont need to be named here).

    based solely on his main numbers both last year and this year he is the best non starting pg in the league (previous year along with jackson who this year got his chance, this past year along with thomas and a couple others depending on who counts as a non-starter– thomas seems to have found a way to get his minutes without being a starter)–

    as usual the future is hidden from us for a reason, it is

    unknown.

    nothing ever happens as expected. we will just have to wait and see.

    suppose someone on here will be counting down the days to the draft and free agency and so on.

  • KL

    I am pleasantly surprised at the outpouring of support for Pacquiao despite the loss. Even people who are not boxing fans have learnt about him and support his lifestyle, message and “fighting the right way”.

    God does work in mysterious ways.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree with this post….Not only should Lin stay away from his previous employer who all treated him like shiit, he also should stay away from team who only see him as a 15 minutes bench player at best…That means to PLEASE, stay away from Golden State Warriors.

    I know GSW is a very good team, but reality is Jeremy can only get 15 minute there backing high-minutes guard Curry/Thompson.

    I’m still amusing when I see a Lin fan seriously suggesting Lin should join GSW.

    If Lin offer on the table are only as a back-up, he should pick the team with the weaker starting point guard…Probably a team like Sacramento, Orlando, Milwaukee, Philly, Denver.

    Those team above have decent point guard/Shooting guards but not great…Give yourself a chance to get at least 25 minutes every night and some opportunities to finish games depending on how well you’re playing.

  • webattorney

    Look at that cobra-like action on his wrist. Anyway, Lin’s 3 point shooting percentage will not go above 39% during his NBA career. His form just not there for consistency. When you look at Curry’s form, his shooting motion is already in place as he jumps. That leads to stability and quick release. 3 point shots has allowed players who can shoot well to dominate. Kyle Korver, Anderson, etc. — if there were no 3 pointers, they would not be all that effective. Curry’s shooting and movements are an art and ingrained from an early age. I know this from playing tennis; there is no way someone can start tennis at over age of 13 and be top 5 in the world, no matter how great an athlete you are. Curry’s shots are still stable even in the most pressure-filled moments. Anyone can make shots under no pressure.

  • webattorney

    A better boxer under the existing boxing rules won; a better man lost. I picked Clippers and Mayweather to win, and I pick Clippers to prevail over Rockets in 5 or 6, even with CP3 slightly injured. GSW all the way.

  • BobbyH

    Sounds familiar in NBA context, if you include politics rules in it.

  • I hope you’re right about the Clippers over Rockets. I can see it happening with Jordan neutralizing Howard inside so Rockets 3pt shooting is less effective. The other thing is someone has to be able to make life difficult for Harden but I’m not sure who can do that in Clippers.

    GSW looks unstoppable so let’s go, GSW!

  • Brent Yen

    Never say never, wink….:P

  • HoopHabit’s article is better in showing how BScott misused Lin’s strength although it is still concluding Lin as a solid role player that many playoff teams can use his skills as a combo guard.

    As NBA currently values superstars as someone having individual scoring skills who can take over the game, it will be interesting to see if that affects Lin’s off-season training to improve on this aspect and depend on rolling big man in a PnR system.

    The honest truth backed up by stats is JLin can produce All-Star numbers when he is the main ball-handler in PnR system (i.e. HOU w/o Harden 38 pts vs Spurs plus 34pts vs 76ers) but he’s less effective in a one-on-one situation.

    I wonder if it makes sense for Jeremy to improve on individual scoring skills without relying on his big men to pick-and-roll. IMO anything that he can do would still be beneficial in crunch time if he has to score on ISO situations. Thoughts?

    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/595271540221947904

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    “Dallas always looks for bargains in the off season rather than paying their players the true value”

    Sorry KWL but this statement is both illogical and baseless. First of all, you cannot call Bieber’s 3-yr, $45 mil contract a bargain. Second, given the cap structure and a limited number of roster spaces, no team can accumulate only minimum wage players. Teams are not only restricted from exceeding the cap, they are required to meet a minimum salary level. Third, the Mavs cannot force players to accept less than their true market value. If they try to low-ball a player, the player can simply go elsewhere. That’s how it works in a free market system.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course, I have been saying, team ball is one thing. He will be benefited a lot if his can make FGs without being assisted.

  • I wonder what should be his priority on ISO skills.
    Great footwork like Nash is excellent but Curry-like moves with jab-steps would be nice too

  • Brent Yen

    I see tighter handle and pull up shots to be the most beneficial to him. Curry’s game is looking good (Don’t get me wrong, he is really good in shooting) because everyone is overplaying D against him now. Curry pretty much is the story of a overlooked player who found a right situation and shined.

    OTOH, Curry is not the only successful model for a PG that you can follow. You can go with Parker or Nash route…I personally think Lin is more close to Parker in terms of style as of now. So that is why I say better handle might be more beneficial than a particular one on one move.

  • Brent Yen

    We all know why Lin was demoted to the bench. But the way medias are justifying it, seems like defense was the problem. To them, for a Guard to be the key player, This player must able to pour points/assists when given the ball and defense is optional for them (main reason for being a bench). That is the reason how teams justify Lin’s benching by his defense, which is total nonsense. By that definition, lot’s of today’s NBA starting PG should be coming off the bench.

    So while this article reflected some truth, I just dislike the general tone of “Lin is a bench at best because he can not defend”. That been said, the perception is being set already. Nothing Lin can do but to just improve and to try his best every single time he is on the floor.

  • Spot

    Looks like Ty Lawson doesn’t want to be in Denver anymore. Probably he’ll be moved on draft night.

    If D’Antoni goes there it would be foolish to reject an eventual offer from the Nuggets. Denver are after Hezonja on draft night. He’s really really good. With Gallinari and Faried they’re a team with great upside.

  • Brent Yen

    Draft night? you can not moving him until July

  • Spot

    Oh yes, ty lawson can be moved. It’s all over internet.

    Gimme some time to find a link

  • Spot
  • Brent Yen

    I know the situation, just wondering why it will be on draft night

  • rookie75094

    I am actually rooting for cliff paul and the clips in this series…hehe

  • Spot

    To get a pick. Maybe Sacramento could be interested with Karl in charge

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA 2015 rumors: Jeremy Lin – Mike D’ Antoni reunion at Denver?

    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/nba.2015.rumors.jeremy.lin.mike.d.antoni.reunion.at.denver/53133.htm

    With Billy Donovan almost certain of accepting the head coaching duties in Oklahoma City, Denver could be forced to set their eyes on other available coaches in the market.

    They could consider former Thunder coach Scott Brooks or even Mike D’ Antoni to take over though of the two, D’ Antoni is most likely the one immediately available. Brooks, fired after the Thunder failed to make the playoffs, will most likely be another coach that many NBA teams will be pursuing.

    If D’ Antoni does get the nod, could Jeremy Lin be next to join him in Denver?

    Lin is not expected to re-sign with the Lakers after this season, news that came out even during the regular season. It is no secret that Lin has failed to fit in to the system of coach Byron Scott, aggravated ll the more by the fact that he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with resident superstar Kobe Bryant.

    Lin reuniting with D’Antoni in Denver (or any team for that matter) makes a lot of sense. It will be recalled that the two hit it off in New York before which signaled the rise of Lin. So what better way to get your career back on track than with the coach who was responsible for your rise to stardom?

    All that is a possibility but a factor that could come into play is Lin’s hefty contract. Will the Nuggets agree to pay Lin that much of money (roughly averaging $8,374,646 per annum)?

    If there should be obstacles, Lin’s salary could be one of them. He may be forced to take a pay-cut which could be a feasible idea for Lin right now considering his performance lately.

    The immediate need for Lin right now is to re-establish himself and of course stay healthy. Injuries have hampered Linsanity from taking flight but D’ Antoni could help guide the American-Asian back to his fiery form if a reunion in Denver, or anywhere, arises.

    Besides, both have a common goal, to prove the Lakers made a big mistake letting them walk.

  • Brent Yen

    Disagree with the last sentence. LAL have ALREADY proven that they made big mistakes.

  • Rookie75094

    The clips are playing the hustun rockettes. … so I am rooting for the lesser of the 2 evils… hehe

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’m ok with Clips given it to Houston. But wanted to see MVP Curry getting spicy with Harden.

  • orLinaryjoe

    MVP, MVP, MVP! Lol

  • Tina

    Go clippers!!!!

  • Tina

    People always find excuses to justify their argument for Lins “weaknesses.” Lilliard is a horrible defender. Let’s see him get benched for that lol

  • 1mtoldman

    Houston has won only two playoff series in the last 18 seasons, and that includes its series this year against Dallas.

  • 1mtoldman

    ive always thought gallinari was (with dirk now on the downside) the most talented euro in the nba….but he’s always injured.

  • true, it’s a double-standard, especially in RPrice case.
    He can’t score, do good-but-not-great D but still a better option than Lin? Clearly the answer is Kobe doesn’t like playing with Lin since it takes the ball away from Kobe. And still Price can’t make his shots off Kobe.

    It’s really bizzare logic that can only be explained by Kobe’s ego or other superstars ego (Harden & Melo). That’s the common thread

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    opinion and speculation not the same as news or rumors.

  • rookie75094

    I like that stat… now I hope it will be another 180 years before they win another series ..hehe

  • I think Curry tweaked his shooting form in HS sophomore years so it didn’t take as long as childhood age.
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/03/the-summer-vacation-where-stephen-curry-remade-his-jumper/

    I’ve been impressed that Lin has shot career-high 3s this year when BScott doesn’t like 3s and his roles kept changing. I think he can still further improve his 3pt shooting.

    I believe for over 2-3 weeks, he was 50-40-90 club

  • all players continue to improve during off-season,
    JLin shots are good IMO. Doc might work more on consistency, etc.

    Even LeBron added post-move late in Miami after 1st championship IIRC.
    I’ve been impressed with how far JLin improved every year despite the ever-changing role 😀

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234:disqus @brentyen:disqus Don’t understand why this thread doesn’t show up in my front page. Happen for the first time. Any clue???

  • webattorney

    Just contain Harden, and Clippers should be able to win.

  • Hm, it looks like your browser’s cache is not automatically refreshed.

    I just manually refreshed the server cache. I thought it’s automated 15 min after Brent created the thread but apparently not

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It still doesn’t show up after my sleep, this is the second day. Haven’t done anything different from the past but just won’t show up no matter what I do:-(

  • try to close & reopen the browser.
    If it doesn’t work, clear your browser cache.
    Do you know how? What’s your browser type (i.e. Chrome)?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I’ve closed and reopened the browser several times. Not working. How do you clear the brower cache?? Firefox. It does show up in Chrome but not Firefox.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    Arash MarkaziVerified account‏@ArashMarkazi
    Chris Paul will not play tonight.

    https://twitter.com/ArashMarkazi/status/595377988859867136

  • sorry, try this Firefox add-on to hit a button to clear cache
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/clearcache/

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks. I’ve done it but this thread still doesn’t show up:-(

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers has never failed to show us they are going to make mistakes after mistakes by letting Byron Scott, the historic inept coach to run the team with record injuries for his players.

  • Filler-up

    I wish.

  • Filler-up

    But Lin has always played 5 on 5. He will not do as well in iso or 2 on 2 atchups.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s only because Dallas played without Chandler Parsons but with Rajon Rondo. Dallas happened to be in self-destruction mode. No credit would be given to the Rockets.

  • guest

    It’s Morey’s fault to demote Lin. Morley is the Culprit.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What Jeremy has achieved this season is his one-on-one game. His dribbling improves and he could hang on the ball better with his improved dribbling. He doesn’t need a pick to beat his man. His stop and go hesitation move and his bullet hooked pass adds on to his skills in connecting with or without PnR. Linsanity Prime is on its way.

  • Rick Johnson

    Faried and Lin would be a great combination. Way better than Davis and Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With the reputation of being contender, Dallas indeed has the privilege of obtaining services of players like Ellis, Amar’e Stoudemire, Al-Farouq Aminu, J.J. Barea at bargain price. The only exception is spending on Chandler Parsons to get even with Morey.

  • Tina

    Terrible news. Ok, cp3 gets rest and clippers get the next 4 games!

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, I don’t know how modern boxing is scored, but you used to get penalized for locking the aggressive boxer up. Still like Manny…

  • John Lee

    Try Google Chrome just for the heck of it. I used to use Firefox exclusively a few years ago, but it’s not as good as it used to be.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I still can use this but via another thread:-)

  • bolero

    not related but

    Manny Pacquiao needs surgery to fix ‘significant tear’ in right shoulder http://es.pn/1Iatf9A

    and yet one handed Pacman was the aggressor and the other one is running around and fulling Manny’s right arm and punching it. Yup, May knows about the shoulder, it was leaked to him..

  • Maknusia

    My Firefox shows up fine….hmmmm

  • sport

    LMAO Clippers now leading by 4 and Harden picked up his 3 foul lol. Go Clippers and Blake Griffin! Win this without CP3!!

  • sport

    Rockets ref rigging it with a late call, total BS! Clippers were going to be up 6!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not mine. Why?????:-(

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just out of my curiousity: Why PB isn’t in Rox roster??

  • sport

    It was a while back but he had an injury.

  • Barry Allen

    Harden 8 TO in 3 quarters.

  • wandertheglobe

    James Harden has turned the ball over on 42% of his possessions tonight. His TO% in the postseason to this point was 14.8%.— Synergy Sports Tech (@SynergySST) May 5, 2015

  • sport

    101-91 LOL Clippers already won this game!

  • Alain Gervais

    not yet

  • wow.. Rockets must be feeling so bad now with 3 min left

  • Alain Gervais

    its crazy clips have no cp3

  • Before that 3, Harden didn’t have a field goal with 9 min left in Q3 until 3 min left in Q3.
    Hm, did Barnes shut him down?

  • yeah, they should really be concerned

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly for me doc wins the serier with or without cp3. he is way way way better then mchale

  • sport

    Comparing Doc a multi Championship coach with Mchale is insulting!

  • wow, Harden on a triple-double watch: 20pts, 11asts, 8TOs!

    He taketh and he giveth

  • sport

    Clippers got this!

  • McHale’s lack of game adjustment will be exposed when Harden is stopped.
    He doesn’t have much backup plan other than letting Harden do his thing

  • sport

    DJordan made both FTs, the hackaJordan doesn’t work! Clippers extending lead! LOL wow now it’s the HackaHoward but he misses. Yea Clippers won this game already! Bye Bye Rockets!

  • 0-2 on Dwight. welp!
    Dwight needs to step up big time

  • wandertheglobe

    This. RT @SethPartnow: Houston has played from start to finish one of the dumbest games I can recall.— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) May 5, 2015

  • Rookie75094

    This is for the racist haters at cf….. hhahaha hahaha. … the numbers are clear…. the rockettes are exposed by the cliff paul-less clippers……hahaha choke on it cf….hahaha

  • sport

    LMAO Rockets meltdown, Barnes was wide open. Now Clippers just taking time off clock.

  • Harden just had his 9 TOs. Wow!

  • sport

    I’m loving this sweet defeat of Suckets with a CP3less Clippers! Difference between a real team vs a selfish toxic team and dumb coach.

  • Brewkowski

    Redick guarded harden most of the time.

  • Harden’s lack of playmaking is exposed with 9 TOs here and only 6 FTAs (although having 12 assists)
    Plus they are missing another playmaker. The next player with highest assists is Prigioni with 3 assists.

    No wonder they’re interested to get Jeremy Lin back. LOL

  • Brewkowski

    Wide open bc harden was playing his mvp defense.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The Rockets were not playing at their “normal” level. Must be concrete in their shoes.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea its obvious

  • sport

    LOL there’s no way JLin is going back to the toxic Rockets, keep dreaming!

  • that’s even more surprising. maybe Redick didn’t take Harden’s bait

  • kittyhead

    What a wonderful day!! : ) Go Clippers!

  • Barry Allen

    16 point domination win of the Rockets in Game 1 against the Rockets.

    Without CP3.

    Harden 9 TO.

    Looks like the Rockets got lucky in Round 1 with Rondoless Mavs.

  • Alain Gervais

    well idk he may. who know what he willl do but him

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Rockets are a better team than last year base on their record and they also they’ve gone passed to the second round. The Clippers are clearly a better team and they will go to the final.

  • John Lee

    This is Harden’s true color: an un-clutch choke who gets by during regular season with flopping and FTs.

  • Blake Griffin with Triple Double (26pts/14rebs/13asts) just stepped up for CP3 in his absence.
    This is why Clippers might win 4-2 if CP3 is back soon

  • Rookie75094

    With rondo the mavs would have been swept….hehe

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    When will anyone here acknowledge the Clippers are underrated?

  • Alain Gervais

    rockets so harden and bust also howard was dominated by djordan rebounding wise.. first time dwight went up againts a player equally as athletic.

  • CJSHYY

    9TO… if it’s Lin he would get bench of course. smh! But I am so happy for Clippers. Hope Rox loss all 4 games. LOL!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think not getting the MVP award made Harden a bit cranky. Lol.

  • he’s not really a playmaker, just trying to draw fouls and pass to open man off double-team.

    when he only gets 6 FTAs, bad things will happen to Rockets

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! w/o FT Harden just another SG. LOL!

  • all we can go by for now is “best fit”

    I hope that doesn’t mean “save Harden’s 9TOs + Rockets scapegoat” =)

  • John Lee

    They got lucky on Cuban’s blunder trade, and beat a handicapped Mavs team.

  • John Lee

    Harden getting the MVP would’ve made me a bit more than just cranky. 🙂

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Harden thought he had done enough.

  • Rookie75094

    The rockettes had just experience their first josh smith affect….hahaha

  • Rookie75094

    The klutz at cf excuse will be… but..but we don’t have our all world, GOAT defensive player the wolverine beverly…. hehe

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We all need luck for everything. In the end better is still better.

  • John Lee

    …when in fact the opposite is true, if Bev stayed healthy Rox would NOT have reached 2nd spot or cleared Round 1. Addition by substraction at its finest.

  • Rookie75094

    mchale coached a brilliant game…keep it up coach…hehe …. sometimes you help coach the other team…. remember your team is the rockettes not the Clippers

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, Harden just swings his arms wildly at the opponent while holding the ball.

  • John Lee

    In karma I trust, it’ll bite them in the end. I say Warriors vs Clippers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    me too.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    McHale: Hey James, we’re trying to win here. When I see you making all those turnovers I wonder if you’re playing for the other team.

    Harden: STFU!

  • Barry Allen

    Griffin was a monster tonight, huge number of rebounds, points and assists, he even impressed me with his ball handling.

  • John Lee

    McHale doesn’t have the backbone to say that.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I imagine him saying it in a soft, pleading, desperate tone.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    “not my fault”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rookie75094

    That is giving the rockettes too much credit…. should have been kindergarten. … hehe

  • CJSHYY

    I really want to know that did Mc blame Harden for his 9TO?! LOL! I am just so happy tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    Good job, Mc. LOL!

  • John Lee

    Just exactly “WHO” made those turnovers? Call out the name as you did Jeremy’s, you coward.

  • Rookie75094

    Jlin 1 tov… cf racist haters wants to lynch him…. horden 9 tov…. cf chirp,chirp….pathetic haters

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Resting CP3 today was more like Doc River thinking a longer run to the top even with a risk for giving the Rocket game 1. His team responded differently. Great and out coaching McHale.

  • Brewkowski

    Nice seeing redick guarding him so he can’t go left. Also made him shoot an airball with expiring shot clock.

  • CJSHYY

    CF didn’t say anything about Harden’s 9TO?! smh!

  • Rookie75094

    mchale is probably cursing out Morey for trading away his favorite throw under the bus poster boy Jlin….hehe

  • CJSHYY
  • Rookie75094

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the klutzch at cf is blaming Jlin for this loss…hahaha. ..pathetic hater….. if the rockettes lose this serie…I would not be surprise to see the Jim Jones syndrome over at cf…. hehe

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Griffen was out with an infection for quite a stretch towards the end of the season and the Clippers started to free fall in the standings. But as soon as he came back the Clippers seemed unbeatable again. CP3 is a great PG but Griffen may be the Clips MVP.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Griffin is the key. Jordan is also good. In fact, CP3, Griffin & Jordan are the key for their good game.

  • CJSHYY

    CP is also happy for the Clippers won?! LOL!

    https://twitter.com/ChandlerParsons/status/595444046086017025

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Bieber still hates the Rox that much you can just imagine how JLin feels.

  • JJ Hui

    How come PB not playing anymore?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think so too. LOL!

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    You forgot Jamal Crawford.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    McHale is clearly calling out Harden. I’d love to see Harden go Rondo on him.

  • CJSHYY

    Crawford is 6th man. He’s important for bench but the main big three to me it’s CP3, Griffin, & Jordan. I don’t get why Lakers never tried to get a good center?!

  • Rick Johnson

    Swearing he doesn’t have a scapegoat to blame anymore.

  • Arsenium12 .

    LA’s last game was April 15. Since it’s been about 3 weeks (his usual holiday, as I recall), Lin should be getting ready to go back to work.
    _________
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/595450496917241857

  • JJ Hui

    Diva Harden is the boss, same like prima donna KB is the boss, no one dare to do anything to them!

  • Rick Johnson

    Beke
    ‏@BekeGSW
    “Harden improved his defense. He leads the league in defensive win shares”
    https://twitter.com/BekeGSW/status/595450611413360641

  • grover chang

    To be fair, harden has been good in most fourth quarters this year.

  • Rick Johnson

    ESPN Stats & InfoVerified account‏@ESPNStatsInfo
    James Harden’s 8 turnovers are 1 shy of his season high

    https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/595440871572668417

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Harden only looked at the ball not the guy he needed to guard. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    He maybe also waiting for his leg to get fully recover to start the training.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JH had 9 tovs.

  • John Lee

    Playing well in fourth when your team has a large lead due to a dozen shady FTs from flopping does not equal clutch.

  • John Lee

    ESPN in a futile attempt of putting lipstick on a pig.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin may have already begun his training. This pic was taken last week.

  • John Lee

    It’s not for lack of trying, a good center would NEVER come to play with Kobe.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    Synergy Sports Tech
    ‏@SynergySST
    James Harden has turned the ball over on 42% of his possessions tonight. His TO% in the postseason to this point was 14.8%.

    https://twitter.com/SynergySST/status/595437211287453696

  • Rick Johnson

    Still in LA? Not going back to Palo Alto for the summer?

  • John Lee

    Korean BBQ and training not mutually exclusive. 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    I think so that’s why Harden is just a normal SG/PG for Rox tonight. Great job, Doc!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris ‏@haralabob 2h2 hours ago
    This Rockets team and coaching squad is a disgrace.
    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/595429700547321856

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Injured his wrist. Needed surgery.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    There is one happy Rocket tonight. Can you guess who?

  • John Lee

    This guy?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Robert Sha‏@Gadgetomi
    And THAT, folks, is why Harden is not your MVP and never will be. He never shows up when it really matters.

    https://twitter.com/Gadgetomi/status/595444636232978432

  • Rick Johnson
  • John Lee

    Since the Spurs got cheated by the refs, my main joy out of this year’s playoffs now is to witness the prompt demise of the Rox.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’d buy a ticket. Second thought, no, don’t spend any money on anything rockets.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes demise of Rockets, Clippers taking over as LA’s team, Lakers in the basement with Scott / Kobe / Rondo bringing up the geriatric team.

  • wrist injury required surgery so he’s out

  • music to my ears. Go Redick!

  • yes, his ball-handling was visibly excellent in pressured situation

  • Tina

    LOL harden is cute on defense. real cute

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s “MVP” material right there. LOL

  • Tina

    vastly underrated and extremely hated…

  • Briiick

    If Clippers pass the 2nd round, LAL’s investment on Kobe’s last contract becomes a total loss because his fans will be gone.

  • John Lee

    Not that I’m a huge fan of either the Clippers or the Nets, but seriously Lakers and Knicks deserve to continue rotting. One must reap what one sows.

  • sport

    Griffin was no.2 in MVP running last season! He’s definitely more important than CP3.

  • sport

    It was the right decision especially against a dysfunctional team like the Rockets.

  • sport

    Nah Clippers are going to win 4-0, it’s a sweep.

  • sport

    That’s cause the Clippers never made it far in the playoffs or finals! I don’t like CP3, the fake nice guy and flopper but he did step it up against the Spurs. And I do like Blake Griffin.

  • guest

    Yes, Clippers got to sweep the series so that they can rest welll to face off GSW.

  • sport

    Lin’s not that dumb he’s not going back to a team and coach who disrespected him that so much! Remember Jersey Gate?!

  • BobbyH

    This is the first morning that I woke up and being pleasingly surprised since JLin’s 7 games stretch after ASG.

    Rox loss.

    1 down, 3 to go, Clippers.

  • Filler-up

    Right

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    What? One more FA coach for MDA?!

  • 1mtoldman

    haralabos voulgaris i thought was a character on game of thrones.

  • 1mtoldman

    not surprising. remember counting the rondo ruined mavs victory the rockets have only won 2 playoff series in the last 18 years.

  • 1mtoldman

    maybe they were reporting midgame announcing he was approaching his season high?

  • 1mtoldman

    following that old baseball maxim: “keep your eye on the ball”.

  • 1mtoldman

    parsons just likes to comment on everything. he wants attention.

  • 1mtoldman

    clippers are only team to actually have a big 3 that statistically can clearly be put in top 15 players in league.

    and yes clippers and spurs were hottest teams at end of season.

    and clippers spurs series will no doubt prove to be the best series of the playoffs.

    should clippers somehow get past g.s. could be thought of as the finals.

    (no one from east is even worth thinking about for chip)

  • 1mtoldman

    or leave as soon as possible. (howard, pau)

  • 1mtoldman

    i know “dot” is blaming lin for this loss.

  • 1mtoldman

    the what mite be called “harden-fast” rules applying still, if harden gets double digits in fta’s he scores big and the rockets win 80% of the time; less that double digit fta’s not so big and rockets barely a 500. team.

    this game: no double digit ftas, no win.

    the clips were rite in this game at halftime despite shooting uncharacteristically poorly; it was just a matter of them coming back to the mean in the second half great shooting to assure a victory; also:

    have to remember mchale doens’t beleive in game adjustments matter.

    obviously between these 2 factors can account for outcome.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah I am just like you waiting for MDA being offered the job of Denver Nuggets Head Coach.
    Here is looking at the coach search from another angle:

    Which candidates should be eliminated from the Denver Nuggets coaching search?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDc_pwg5eqs

  • orLinaryjoe

    First Harden snubs Curry while even Lebron congratulates Curry. Then Harden shows the world why he is MVP. Chandler then reminds us why Houston is classless. Rockets fans r also disgusted. I lurk on clutchfans, but do not leave any gloating remarks.

    Looking forward to next GSW game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not even a close game.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Maknusia

    Looks lIke DJordon tamed JHarden….

  • Maknusia

    Harden’s TOV was one of the killer in this game….the rest of players, other than DH, were let down…none could handle Clippers tough and roughs

  • Maknusia

    Eye on the ball again…not the player!

  • Rick Johnson

    ESPN only giving Rockets 17.1% chance of making it to the next round.

    https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/595602876401111042

  • Maknusia

    Overall his game has improved compared to last season….but for playoffs, the leader needs to have “that special” mental toughness….to get the rough out of the way and find your feet……this he as the leader need to instill to rest of his teammates…I guess thats where JH lacks…unlike SC and KT had lived up to playoffs toughness as individual and as a team player

  • Maknusia

    I will give them another game a chance :)…..if they fold again…we know for sure

  • Maknusia

    lol…….loss bcoz Lin was not there?!

  • Maknusia

    lol…KM picking on JH?

  • Maknusia

    That would have played some part as well…but I give credit overall to DJ and BG in keeping the rim safe

  • Maknusia

    Yup…he was the MVP of the game

  • Watching a brief clip of Steph Curry’s MVP acceptance speech, I can’t help notice how similar Steph and Jeremy are in their speech and demeanor: always humble, giving credits to teammates, and aspire to be role model to inspire people to live in the moment, work hard and count the blessings every day.

    I’m glad a great role model won the MVP this year, on and off-court! I’d take Curry 100x and never on Harden.
    The Top 10 MVP play this season is also fun to watch.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ49oFHyZ94

  • Rick Johnson

    Lowell CohnVerified account‏@LowellCohn
    Steph Curry never mentioned Mark Jackson at his MVP ceremony. He mentioned everyone else, including high school and college coach

    https://twitter.com/LowellCohn/status/595612268181659649

  • Maknusia

    after clearing your cache…check using below steps

    1) go to the address url
    2) type “about:cache” (without the quote)

    it should return nothing…if there is some cache info…meaning it has not cleared fully

  • CJSHYY

    Why? I thought he likes Mark Jackson?

  • Rick Johnson

    He supported him publicly but I’ve heard he was hard to deal with, didn’t get along with owners, would want his cronies as assistants rather than more qualified assistant coaches. Which is why he isn’t coach anymore despite going to playoffs last year.

  • Maknusia

    Well deserved MVP!

  • Maknusia

    Amen!….I’m happy for him and NBA as a whole…in choosing a right role model

  • Maknusia

    cache problem with FireFox….I’m reposting my message below…if others encounter similar issues

    after clearing your cache…check using below steps

    1) go to the address url
    2) type “about:cache” (without the quote)

    it should return nothing…if there is some cache info…meaning it has not cleared fully. Then proceed with manual deletion

  • CJSHYY

    So happy it’s not Harden. He is not a MVP at all.

  • guest

    Mark Jackson said Harden is his choice for MVP when he’s asked ny ESPN. Curry and Warrior teammates reacted rather negatively, Bogut in particular retaliated..so not surprising Curry didn’t thank MJ.

  • Maknusia

    The other place, you might want to check and clear as well is your network cache

  • guest

    I just can’t shake off the funny feeling that Warriors won’t win the championship…KL won DPOY, Spurs lost, Curry won MVP..hope it’s anti jinx as Jeremy isn’t in the playoffs, Spurs’ 1st round exit killed half of the playoffs, and not able to see GSW play in the Finals means this season is what complete disaster for me !!!

  • Maknusia

    If the above fails…another place that you might want to check…is your Java Cache.

    1) Go to your Control Panel
    2) Click Open “Java’ panel
    3) Click on Setting under your General Tab
    4) And then click on “Delete Files”

  • CJSHYY

    What? Mark said so? smh! No wonder Curry would not mention his name at all.

  • sport

    If CP3 plays they will lose Game 2 guaranteed.

  • Rick Johnson

    They were really showing their age:

    https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/595637569586601985

  • Brent Yen

    So I guess they will start to build around KL

  • CJSHYY

    I think so & don’t think they will consider Lin bc Parker still have 2 more years…?

  • Rick Johnson

    Parker was looking slow in the playoffs and kept having injury problems. They would be wise to start looking for a replacement.

  • CJSHYY

    I know but they still respect him no matter what…. backup PG is not their priority target this off season.

  • CJSHYY

    Wizards is good now & hard to say what will happen in 2nd round…?

  • Briiick

    If Parker still starts for 2 more years, they can not play better than this season.

  • Rick Johnson

    Should be. Parker was shooting poorly in the playoffs. Seemed like they were doing better with Mills.

  • Brent Yen

    Parker could not penetrate was the bigger problem…I think

  • Charlie S

    If the Clips can win short-handed on the road, this can be a very short series.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya DeAndre Jordan gives lots of penetrators problems. Probably why when James Harden couldn’t draw fouls he became ineffective.

  • Rick Johnson

    KEVIN DINGVerified account‏@KevinDing
    Popovich and @JMcDonald_SAEN on “what should prove to be the most landscape-altering Spurs offseason in some time”: http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Popovich-says-it-s-time-to-re-tool-6241762.php?t=1e43dca902927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/595666670687035392

    KEVIN DINGVerified account‏@KevinDing
    Pop: “We want to retool a little bit. We want to try to start–not exactly over again–because these last four seasons have been a grind.”
    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/595666761581797376

  • Tina

    Yes, love curry! Great guy

  • Mark Jackson is really toxic in building relationships with people around him. I thought he was good in being inspirational speaker but he treated people badly. Good thing he’s gone.

    JLin should never get close to playing for someone like MJackson if he coaches again

  • With 10 free agents including 3 considering retirement (Duncan, Manu, Matt Bonner) plus the chance to chase LMA & Marc Gasol, everything is up in the air. Even Pop might retire.

    It’ll be interesting to see if RC Buford sees JLin as part of the equation with Parker’s health deteriorating in the past few years. We should know when Lin gets the invite to work out with teams

  • Tina

    hope the stars align for jlin!

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin acts like a Spur. His nice personality, unselfish playing style, up-tempo pace very compatible with the way the Spurs play.

  • sport

    Awesome I didn’t know Bulls won 1st game against the Cavs lol. I hope they get to the finals this time.

  • yes, if Pop is still coaching, he will find ways to leverage Lin’s strength to win as a team.
    No doubt about it. I just hope Duncan would still play 1 more year.

    I just don’t know if it’s 100% fit with Parker’s presence

  • Rick Johnson

    Parker playing less and less minutes and getting injury prone. Actually JLin could maybe learn some things from Parker in a mentor role. Something we had hoped for from Nash that never happened.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for this info. Followed the following one and this thread finally showed up. Thanks!

  • John Lee

    Or just use Google Chrome. 🙂

  • real-dsb

    Wow, I didn’t realize that. Curry even thanked the equipment manager. That is quite shocking, considering how much Steph backed Jackson before and after he was fired.

    I know that Jackson said he thought Harden was MVP, but I didn’t think that one statement would destroy their relationship.

  • real-dsb

    wow, really? but probabilities can change drastically after each win/loss. If the Rockets win game 2, the win probability for Rockets should jump back to ~50%.

  • real-dsb

    ain’t nothing Tony Allen ain’t never seen before

  • real-dsb

    LOL, I had to watch that 7 times before I could find where Harden was coming from… because he was so far away

  • real-dsb

    I love Harden defensive “highlights”

  • real-dsb

    Go Warriors! Jeremy’s probably cheering for them to win it all as well.

    I feel bad for Conley and the Grizzlies though. They have no chance without Conley. And even if Conley plays in game 2, he won’t be anywhere near 100%

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    And Mark Jackson is a pastor. That’s ridiculous!

  • John Lee

    Hoping Jeremy lands with the Spurs (or at least the Mavs). Even if he gets yelled at by Pops, at least the man knows what he’s doing unlike McHale and KoBS, and even Timmy gets yelled at so it’d be the same accountability across the board.

  • yeah, I don’t know what’s up with that.
    He’s supposed to set good examples

  • maybe it could work that way, the only thing is Parker’s contract is still more years with $12M-$15M/year so quite a commitment

  • gamer

    Klay will never be the MVP as long as Curry is the ball handling PG.

  • JoeTeam

    they’re playing well with Conley.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW What’s wrong with GSW? It’s 45 v 57 Memphis @8:20 3rd qtr.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    A perfect suit on someone else does not mean the same on you.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Up and down is part of a long competition. Still lots of time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK. Don’t watch the game. Just checked the score. Surprise to see the “loss.”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s Memphis n Conley not lakers n clarkson.

  • John Lee

    Regardless of whether you consider Spurs to be a good fit for Jeremy, there’s no denying that as far as “coaches” go (and I apply the term loosely here), a player can’t do much worse than playing for BS.

  • Tina

    Memphis can give teams a hard time. their defense is on point

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why lower your option and standard by comparing to BS? There are many others choices for Lin.

  • John Lee

    Asides from D’Antoni going to Denver (which is still up in the air), I don’t see many other choices that are superior to Pops and Carlisle, both of whom have championship experience and know how to use a PG properly.

  • CJSHYY

    I know they seem to be not as aggressive as game1?! Maybe NBA wants them to play more games or what? They just don’t play like they did in game1.

  • CJSHYY

    Conley is shooting well today.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s sad that as talent as Lin and all you could see is 2 teams that might fit him. It’s great if he has great coach but much more important if he has coach who would trusted him.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course it is ok for Curry to shoot an airball…:P

  • Brent Yen

    Or at the very least, willing to reward his performance when he does well

  • CJSHYY

    He’s new MVP so no one cares about his airball … today’s focus all on Conley.

  • Yascar

    Warriors lost. Bummer.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL I know, I know

  • sport

    Warriors vs Grizzlies doesn’t seem as intense compared to Spurs vs Clippers.

  • yes, and he knows it too

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! For today’s game. Somehow I feel GSW wants Mem to win… Curry didn’t seem to be really aggressive to score.. even Kerr’s interview didn’t seem to be upset by the lose?! Well, I am glad Conley played well & Mem at least got one win.

  • John Lee

    You got it backwards, dude. It’s sad that the NBA only has a handful of coaches that 1) is competent, 2) is professional, 3) merit-based accountability, and 4) is color-blind when it comes to talent. These days I’d say half of the coaches don’t have a good idea of what the h3ll they’re doing, and that is neither Jeremy’s nor my fault.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin talked about how Conley can still be effective in a slower pace…Maybe Lin will watch those games later as part of the summer workout? Film sessions!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No I’m not. Your limit of believing is not the same as someone else. Lin has been playing with team with its own franchise player and his poison contract really hurt him in term of getting trade. Now he is in charge of where he wants to play.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is serious business not kindergarten. Reward?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope he reads your input, I don’t think he knows what he’s doing.

  • Brent Yen

    I am not inputting…he is not gonna watch this board. I don’t think you know what you are talking about… 😛

  • orLinaryjoe

    Think the whole MVP presentation thing at the game messed them up. Was thinking why r they doing it at the game, just do it after playoffs. Oh well, a coyple of days b4 next game.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Conley was pretty good tonight. Give him that, even with face mask and all.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he is very average…but he did have a good game….great!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Brent Yen

    So the game will be more interesting….lol

  • Brent Yen

    All that food on the table….

  • Brent Yen

    There is no difference there, just the things used for reward are different….This is a serious world.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not the interesting I was looking for. Wrong direction. Flip the arrow going the other way.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not bad for average. Like an Asian F? Lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..

  • Brent Yen

    Is it just one game or Jeff Teague does not really finish at the rim well?

  • Rick Johnson

    Ike’s Place in Westwood. He’s probably having the Linsanity sandwich.

  • CJSHYY

    Only watched some of 2nd half the game today, he didn’t shoot well.

  • John Lee

    Meritocracy by any other name, same thing.

  • John Lee

    You keep patronizing yet so far I haven’t seen you bring up any other choice that’s superior to mine, or otherwise. If you think Pops and Carlisle to be so ill-fitted for Jeremy, please DO enlighten me and the rest of the forum with stellar alternatives that DO make sense to your unparalled wisdom.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy held him to a zero point game early in his second year with HOU.

  • Tina

    he sure loves to eat 😛

  • Keith

    Not Lin related.

    I don’t usually check my phone bill . But when i check it, look what i have found. AT&T charged me twice of 1 phone call.

    @ATT charged me twice of 1 call. pic.twitter.com/bpUjTWYKcn— kietchayLA (@kietchayla) May 6, 2015

  • gamer

    It interesting to know that players share the playoffs proceeds. Do they get a share from road games too or only home games?

  • John Lee

    And you shouldn’t be expecting anything less from these people. Just be grateful they didn’t charge you three or more times! LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No because I’m not jlin himself and I’m not pretending that I know more than he does in term of what’s best for him. Wherever he goes is where I follow as a basketball fan not anything more.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Coaches would do what’s best for the team not any individual.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You recommended lin to take summer class to study film. He’s not that smart to know that right?

  • K. P. Chan

    Is the MPV voted by a fan ballot? I’ve lost track. It used to be by writers.

    I personally don’t like any votes by writers. The accredited ones do know their stuff. But sometimes I wonder if some of them are as knowledgeable or as objectives as they are purported to be, though certainly many are. I feel that fan votes, as much as they are biased and subjective by definition, is a more accurate measure of the importance and values of the players to their fans, for whom the sport exits in the first place.

    I would say the same thing about peer votes. When recognition and respect are given by one’s peers, they are far more special and gratifying than those bestowed by the so-called experts. We have all seen how ignorant some of them are.

  • John Lee

    So…hoping is a crime now? As are educated guess and preference?

    By your standard this forum shouldn’t even exist, as none of us here is Jeremy Lin.

  • sport

    Splash brothers had a hard time getting into rhythm, shows just how great Mem defense is, no.1 defensive team after all!

  • JoeTeam

    Allen had some key steals, stops.

  • JoeTeam

    Bummer yes

  • JoeTeam

    Is it ok for kt?

  • JoeTeam

    It wasn’t v fun tovwatch unless you like mem. I’m just ok with them. Conley was great, hurt and all.

  • Spot

    I think he’s one of the best

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I sincerely don’t know..My worry is Pop would really go crazy on Lin, specially about turn-overs.

    I’d rather Lin play for a coach that could give him a bit of a leeway when he makes some mistake……

    Pop is a no nonsense guy..a perfectionist and Lin will probably get the full brunt of his anger and yelling and that may not be good for Jeremy’s psyche.

    You really need a very thick skin to play for Pop….I would not be surprised if Kwahi Leonard were to leave this summer after the way he yelled at him and quickly hooked him out of the game after 1 mistake.

  • gamer

    I answer my question: NBA has a pool of money from the playoff series ticket sales, etc for players to share. So it’s both road and home games, and the more games played the higher the shares, obviously.

  • Keith

    I have been on the phone w/ them since 8:05 . It is now 8:30 and still not resolved it as I am typing.

  • orLinaryjoe

    AT&T mo.

  • so 7-game series will benefit not only TV ratings, ticket sales but also players.
    Refs might also benefit so their calls would be adjusted accordingly in tight games

  • joyce ward
  • I think NBA MVP voting is still conducted by sportcasters/broadcasters so it literally is the most-well deserving & well-liked by reporters

    It would be interesting if this also played into aloof Harden vs well-liked Curry

    It certainly is not free of problems but peer voting can also introduce its bias if they want to alienate a player (Europe, overseas, etc.).
    What might help is to have transparency based on available stats of impact to the team.

  • AT&T has been doing it since 15-20 years ago 🙂
    I’m sure it’s a “bug feature” in their system that was never removed

    I ditched it for cheaper phone cards a long time ago, esp. for International calls

  • It’s a bit weird that LAL announces Swaggy is on the trading block as if he’s no longer wanted there.
    They could’ve gone the “let’s see the best offer for our Swaggy” so they have more bargaining power in the trade

    This only confirms the theory that Swaggy has criticized BScott and more importantly Kobe too much that he’s in the “persona non grata” list

  • @K.P.Chan:disqus, this is the wiki info on who can vote for NBA MVPs.
    Since 79-80, sportswriters & broadcasters have the ballots to vote. Since 2010, NBA fans have 1 ballot through online voting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Most_Valuable_Player_Award

    Until the 1979–80 season, the MVP was selected by a vote of NBA players. Since the 1980–81 season, the award is decided by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, each of whom casts a vote for first to fifth place selections. Each first-place vote is worth 10 points; each second-place vote is worth seven; each third-place vote is worth five, fourth-place is worth three and fifth-place is worth one. Starting from 2010, one ballot was cast by fans through online voting. The player with the highest point total wins the award.[2] As of May 2015, the current holder of the award is Stephen Curry.

  • CJSHYY

    So it’s true that they really want him out? Kobe is still in charge then… smh!

  • guest

    Agree. Or any other sport forums.

  • CJSHYY
  • yes, it’s as expected.
    Swaggy was so careless to think that he can get away with saying “Kobe’s injury is a blessing in disguise to other players”. He was DNP-ed for a long time after that errant shot. Down goes Swaggy in LA.

    I guess Kobe doesn’t want Swaggy to clown around to ruin his retirement season

  • guest

    Like at least give players some praise, some recognition words as encouragement when he does well, that a coach can do n should do. A good example is Mchale.

  • The writer proposes a cheaper Bev ($5M/yr) might be the best fit next to Monta for Mavs next season.
    JLin is mentioned but money might be the issue.

    The three most interesting free-agent names for the Mavs after Beverley should be Mo Williams, Aaron Brooks and Jeremy Lin. They aren’t defensive stoppers by a long shot but would fit in offensively.

    Each guy has enough shooting range and off-the-dribble bounce to keep the Mavs’ offense flowing. It’s unclear what kind of money Lin will look for this summer, but Williams and Brooks should be available for under $5 million per year. Brooks constantly slips under the radar of most teams, although his solid play for the Chicago Bulls could drive up his stock.

    https://twitter.com/VytisLasaitis/status/595720954820583426

  • CJSHYY

    I know bc I saw one program from Mav reporters before season end… someone did say PB is good fit w Mav bc they want good D w 3P shooter only. Plus now w Mo William also free… PG is not Mav top concern… Only if Ellis is out then maybe Lin will have more chance to Mav.

  • CJSHYY

    MM said before season end, he got the infor from Lakers… Swaggy is on the trade list this summer. I believe MM & BS has good connection.

  • More news about DAL Donnie Nelson (President of BB Operations) announcing they will look for talents to surround Dirk at the late stage of his career with 11 Mavs players going on Free Agency.

    https://twitter.com/dallasmavs/status/595981805095755777

  • Maknusia

    Looks like JL’s name sells more than SCurry?!! :0)

    Jeremy Lin and MVP Steph Curry — Faith In The Sports Spotlight

    Then this week the devout Christian Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors won the NBA MVP. It’s the highest profile Jesus Christ has had in the NBA since the devout Jeremy Lin lit up the league with Linsanity four years ago. Lin, whose faith directs his life, is a worldwide star who still makes headlines for everything he does — and where he’ll end up next year is an exciting subject for most basketball fans.

    In fact, Lin would fit in well at Golden State, for personal and personnel reasons (thought it’s unlikely he’ll end up there). The MVP and Warriors leader Curry even had a cross and a Bible verse designed into his signature line of basketball shoes from Under Armour. Curry believes, and has proved this year in basketball at least, that he can “do all things things through Christ.

  • CJSHYY

    Plus I didn’t get the feeling that Lin seemed to be interested in Mav that much… when Lakers vs Mav, Lin didn’t even try to showcase for Cuban?!

  • What Nelson and Carlisle said:
    Note: IMO it remains unknown if Lin will be seen as the right talent to help Dirk and DAL to contend for championships

    “It puts our head coach in a difficult position, because when you’re shuffling in new pieces it’s just more challenging,” Nelson said of the Mavs’ yearly roster shakeups. “We’ve had success with Rick and shuffling those pieces. It’s not the preferred way of doing business, but in this age of free agency you have to have talent to win in this league. There’s no question about that. We’ve had pretty good success with getting some young players towards the end of the summer and getting our flexibility. It’s been a strain on our head coach, but he’s handled it like he has with everything and hasn’t complained. He’s made the best with a difficult situation. But, unfortunately, I think those days are here to stay.”

    “That’s a challenge that I accept,” Carlisle proclaimed while addressing his leadership over an ever-changing roster. “It’s a challenge that I enjoy taking on each year. It’s not always going to be like this. It’s not. With Dirk’s situation in this stage of his career, we’ve had to do some creative things to try to keep the team as competitive as possible around him. Going forward, I know that our desire is not to have a locker room full of free agents every year. That said, the guys that we’ve had have been terrific and have been professional. We’ve made the best of it. But again, this is a big summer. And from here, we’ll devise a plan and we’ll move forward.”

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    The writer also said: “Most of the above-mentioned guys are solid backups and not starting-caliber point guards on a roster with championship aspirations. But they could still meet the Mavs’ offensive demands for a season or two.”

  • I think DAL game wasn’t just part of the 6-7 games post-ASB that Lin was allowed to run PnR freely before Byron asked him to clamp it in MEM game since they had 3-game winning streak LOL

    I’m not even sure if Lin would see DAL as a good fit if they retains Monta

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No elite point guard in this league is a defensive stopper, they all are offensive master. This guy suggested to sign Bev just for defense and 3-point shooting so Parsons can have the ball for PnR was lack of wisdom.

  • yup, he didn’t think much of JLin more than solid backups along with Mo Williams, Brooks

    That’s the damage that HOU and Lakers years have done to JLin’s reputation.
    Lin needs to reverse that trend by choosing a role as the main guy with the ball in his hands if it’s available

  • IsabeliJane*17

    A writer who puts Patrick Beverley as the most interesting free agent PG deserves to be kicked in the shins. Seriously?

  • but it was full of wisdom according to Parsons :]
    maybe the guy is Parsons’ buddy

  • orLinaryjoe

    Just read too. You’re quicker.

  • To be accurate, it’s the “Most Discounted FA PG” at $5M/year LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Exactly, he wanted Parsons to run point PnR “a lot”.

  • Maknusia

    probably by a split second… 😉

  • yup, not a whole lot of wisdom in that

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think Lin can be good fit w or w/o Ellis bc even I like the coach but he seems to be the guy wants the PG to be do it in his way not the player who has his own opinion like Kidd, Rondo & Lin. I also remembered Carlisle said something about Lin like…..Lin is someone has his own idea…? when Lin was still in Rox….Look how Rondo end the connection w Mav….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Remember, Lin credited and thanked the Nelsons for giving him the first chance in the NBA while no one else did.

    They would definitely pursue Lin this off season if the price is right, it should be a done deal.

  • CJSHYY

    Plus this could be from PB’s agent to push him on the list… you know it’s FA time….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I didn’t bother reading it upon seeing “Patrick Beverley” and “interesting FA” in one sentence. What the frig?

    It’s gonna be a loooong free agency.

  • GSW and Curry is good but being a Curry backup w/ 20min PT is probably not what JLin has in mind as a good “fit” of his role IMO

  • it’ll be interesting to see how DAL proposes to use Lin.
    If it includes feeding ball-dominant Monta, it might not be to Lin’s best interest or best fit.

  • Maknusia

    true….furthermore with KT there, dont think Lin could get any more playing time.

  • Maknusia
  • CJSHYY

    If they can let Lin be real 6th man that will be OK to me but I doubt… GSW is good team & I think if Lin really go to GSW then he probably will have good chance to get the ring. But also will be bye as ASG or Starter again.

  • yeah, it’s the adverse impact of Lin battling this “backup PG” notion after Harden and Kobe didn’t want him to handle the bal :(l

    Give me MDA all the time. He and Lin need each other at this point in their career. We’ll get double-double regularly next season 🙂

  • Maknusia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If they sign Lin, I hope they will pursue Jimmy Butler instead, he’s much better and worth the money better than Monta.

  • Maknusia
  • orLinaryjoe

    That’s what I though last time when he went to LA. Now “IF” he had landed in GSW, and they got the ring, WOW! Yes, a big IF. They could have used him last nite. The splash brother trio!

  • Rondo is disrespectful to coaches & sulky to his teammates so it’s how he got the “mercurial” name.
    I’m not worried about Lin with Carlisle since they’re both intelligent and want to win, they can figure it out like JKidd and Carlisle did.

    But if MDA is available, it should be #1 priority for Lin since MDA needs Lin to succeed while the same can’t be said for Carlisle.

  • guest

    Your last sentence makes a lot of sense.
    But no no no, no 6th man or back up role for Lin.
    GSW isn’isn’t locked to win Championship more than once and this season isn’tisn’t even 100% locked.

  • maybe we should be sending JLin highlights to 3 DEN writers LOL

  • Maknusia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Morey would love to bring back Lowry, question is does he have anything the Raptors want?

  • 100% agree, Butler’s defense is great and he doesn’t waste possession being a volume shooter like Monta

  • yup, we need a team and a coach who need JLin to succeeed.

    If MDA is available, All-Star numbers is very feasible. Time is ticking since JLin is 27.

  • Maknusia
  • Maknusia

    I didnt realize Lin was nominated for this award!

  • If I were having lunch with JLin, I’d say
    “Bro, you’ll be 27 this year. It could be your last chance in the NBA to be given a chance as an All-Star.
    I beg you to play for Mike D’Antoni if you can!”

    And he’d say, “Tell me something I don’t know already” LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Damage control by the Lakers.

  • Maknusia

    Wish…it happens!

  • Maknusia

    Felt bored…nothing much on JLin yet…

  • just remember, JLin could be Barbosa last night
    14pts but limited in 14 min

    Barbosa was excellent last night but there’s simply not enough PT

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, it would be 14 glorious minutes. Still on the way to a ring. And we wouldn’t be bored outta of minds for Lin news. At least I have Curry with my rice to look forward to, LOL.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agreed..This is it for Jeremy…If not denver/D’Antoni, he needs to go to the team that will give him the most minutes + the chance to compete for the starting point guard job.

    I still believe he’s a guy that could put up 15-7 numbers at the minimum if he’s given the minutes and the space to run the point guard.

  • Brent Yen

    I did not recommend him to do that, I am guess he will do it based on his recent interview….totally different.

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah…change the “would” to “should” and tell that to BS and others

  • Brent Yen

    Everyone will want a more positive atmosphere to work with..

  • Brent Yen

    AT&T is known to do that, and they have the worst customer service. Not that they are rude, just they simply do not know their product well and can not solve problems.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is slightly featured in this…..

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Great!

  • Brent Yen

    The worse thing about being a backup is you will never get recognized defensively. And I think that is one of the aspects that Lin could beat other guards.

  • rookie75094

    Racist hater klutzch in disguise….hehe….. the number is clear….the wolverine is injury prone….hahaha

  • BobbyH

    Would that increase the chance of MDA landing the coach job as they probably need him to recruit Lin if they believe in Linsanity Resurgence?

  • he can definitely do more than 15/7 with enough PT
    Even in the constantly-changing role in LA, his PER36 is already 15.7/6.4
    That’s why Kobe doesn’t want him to hold the ball for too long.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01.html

  • guest

    T-mobile too. They charged us for Internet service which we never request for. But t-mobile customer service is ok so they immediately resolve for you.

  • JJ Hui

    Tq!

  • Rick Johnson

    Ian Chen ‏@TheIanChen 50m50 minutes ago
    Congrats to my tv mom!! “Holy Melrose Place! @ConstanceWu on your Best Actress nom! #CriticsChoice #FreshOffTheBoat ”
    https://twitter.com/TheIanChen/status/596036851653169152

  • CJSHYY
  • so true. Lin desperately needs to shed this backup PG stamp next season

  • hehe .. you must be a big GSW fan like @JoeTeam:disqus then 🙂

  • K. P. Chan

    Great points, Psalm. I agree that voting by accredited writers minimizes subjectivity, as hopefully the decisions are based on stats, facts, and their views of the importance of the player to his team. I was just trying to inject sentimental and judgmental elements into the process. But emotions can cloud one’s judgment.

    Re The Beard vs Curry, I guess we’ll never know if personal likes or dislikes have played into the process. Didn’t we just say the writers were supposed to be objective? Lol!

  • Charlie S

    I hope MDA gets the Nuggets job. And then I hope JLin starts texting MDA nonstop to get to Denver. Denver, San Antonio, or Dallas. Looking to be a good offseason developing.

  • LOL they’re simply shifting personal bias from players to more “objective” writers. I guess there is no perfect world.

    At least the good thing is writers can vote for the well-mannered MVP towards reporters 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Chicago will be a fool to let ABrooks leave the team. Mo Williams doesn’t fit in with Harden. Jeremy shouldn’t backtrack to Houston. That leaves only PBeverley that Clutchfans love so much. They can have Beverley as long as they want.

  • Filler-up

    Best case for Lin would be D’antoni. But what if he still gets benched?

  • Brent Yen

    I guess that just mean Lin’s best case is to be benched..lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Spurs Nation
    ‏@SA_Spurs_Nation
    [BREAKING] Spurs will likely offer Kawhi Leonard a max contract on July 1, could be up to $117,233,535 for 5 years.
    https://twitter.com/SA_Spurs_Nation/status/596028883100639232

  • Brent Yen

    Man…..that’s a lot of money

  • John Lee

    Kobe doesn’t need Swaggy to ruin his retirement season, he does a pretty darn good job on his own.

  • John Lee

    Good to see someone with guts to speak the truth.
    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/596116998976737281

  • CJSHYY

    But FO still has no guts to say it openly that this is his last season. Smh! Hope more voice out there even I don’t think Kobe cares….

  • Grace Nsns

    Clippers took the lead again? O_O

  • Brent Yen

    All Harden….m…..McHale being McHale

  • Alain Gervais

    blake has 30 in a haif my god have mercy

  • Brent Yen

    No mercy please

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    harden struggles always verses clipper and okc. mostly because of the centers. also regular season calls have stopped

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Griffin on pace for 52 points. Harden on pace for a new season high of 10 turnovers.

  • Brent Yen

    LAC have way more ball handlers than HOU have. Harden is taking the consequences of forcing everyone out…

  • Alain Gervais

    shaq on the floor

  • Brent Yen

    I actually expect this pattern goes to the regular season for yrs to come. When Harden drive, just…move, jump straight up, no hands. If he makes it, he makes it.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea

  • Alain Gervais

    this series really shows how much rox miss lin and parsons. also the leaps on defense i thought they made looks like a lie

  • John Lee

    Clippers up by 9 at the half, could steal both home games from Rox…without CP3!

    A sweep doesn’t seem out of the question when CP3 returns.

  • Brent Yen

    nonononono, they just miss P. Bev…..everyone knows it….lol

  • Brent Yen

    Harden can still get hot….we will see…I hope it will be a sweep

  • Alain Gervais

    lol do you think mchale will bring it up. we just cant stop austin rivers lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    PB the peanut butter defense specialist?

  • bolero
  • Grace Nsns

    Hudson’s pretty good today, he needs more minutes.
    TJ got crushed again, still too young and soft.

  • Alain Gervais

    this is what i said

  • orLinaryjoe

    Pile it on!

  • bolero

    someone missed Lin and Parson. lol

  • John Lee

    The Rox deserve nothing less than a sweep for being such ingrates.

    Last playoffs Jeremy got them the only two wins, and it could’ve been 3 wins (or even pass to 2nd round) if McHale didn’t pull Jeremy out with 0.9 sec left in 4th. Instead, it’s “Jeremy cost us the series”.

    It’s so hard for me to figure out whether I hate the Rox or Lakers more.

  • Brent Yen

    Be positive, we just love other teams more…lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Basically a must win game for the Rox. McHale’s job may be on the line. The choking reflex is becoming too intense for Harden to resist. The tension at halftime is overwhelming. Soon all the Rox players and coaches will be at each other’s throats. A total meltdown. I love to stir this pot 🙂

  • bolero

    both

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..in the period of zero Lin news, I guess watching LAC beating their opponent in 2nd rd is a good entertainment…

  • John Lee

    Poor Harden, I can relate as I find it equally difficult to contain my gag reflex in the presence of ballhogging SGs.

  • bolero

    I love Clips for now…lol

  • John Lee

    I’ll consider it if they SWEEP the Rox. Still upset over DeAndre no-calls on Jeremy.

  • Brent Yen

    Eventually RIvers will have a good game….because HOU might opt to double Blake I assume.

  • John Lee

    Just odd, Klay’s so much better than his dad, while Austin is so much worse than his.

  • CJSHYY

    When Harden can’t get the as many FT as regular season… Rox looks bad in O…. LOL!

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe refs will help HOU a game or 2?

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t look like it. its getting worse

  • Alain Gervais

    brewer is a huge flop. my god if lin was on this team he would annoy me

  • Joe what do you know

    If anyone likes to troll CF now is the time…

  • Brent Yen

    We only troll our own……:P

  • John Lee

    They are not worthy of our precious time.

  • Maknusia

    wow…strong comeback for the Clippers on Q2…41pts!

  • Rick Johnson

    Rockets playing better without Harden.

  • John Lee

    Looks like an all-star compared to Daddyball.

  • John Lee

    Rox also got help from Austin Rivers.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You mean watching Rox lose. If McHale is replaced, Rox can move up from a “ruled out” team to a top 10 good fit team.

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • JJ Hui

    Jeremiah, what happened to Harden? I dint watch the first half! Please update me, thank you in advance.

  • Grace Nsns

    lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not worth it. We’re classy fans. Usually that is, just don’t stir the Hornets nest.

  • John Lee

    McHale just signed a 3-year contract extension in December 2014.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Four fouls and 6 turnovers. McHale must have felt like no other choice but to bench the beard. Harden is probably seething!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    NBA refs are so efup.

  • JJ Hui

    Ha, last game 7 TO? Serve MH right! He thrown Jeremy under the bus last time and said Lin helping the other team! Now JH helping LAL!
    LOL!

  • John Lee

    I first noticed it in ’89…when I started watching the NBA.

  • Briiick

    Kobe couldn’t carry his team the year PJ left.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not sure it’s the same since then or worse now. This happens when you don’t hold them accountable.

  • John Lee

    I remember in 1990 during a Lakers game (vs Sonics iirc) Tony Smith got smacked behind the head, lost his dribble and fell to the floor…no foul called. That’s when I smelled serious bs.

  • Briiick

    It seems that LAC will need Haren to win in the 4th quarter.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yep. Last game was actually 9 TO. Hope to see double digits tonight!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Sound likes Lin got wack in the head by Jason Kidd 3 years ago in Dallas.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Another fantom call

  • John Lee

    I thought it was hair-pulling?

  • John Lee

    Jeremy, the inventor of no-touch phantom fouls, should file for patent infringement.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Haha that’s even worse.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Redick is not a primetime shooter so far.

  • John Lee

    Nor are Crawford and Daddyball. Crawford chucking the W away with 5/19 FG 1/8 3PT.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Another dumb play by Redick

  • John Lee

    That should’ve been a flagrant-2, could’ve resulted in neckbone injury.

    This is why I don’t think Jeremy should play for Kidd.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I know. Rox looked great in regular season. But they may get swept by the Clips w/o cp3. Also very dangerous for McHale to call out Harden like that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Briiick

    Rox got more than twice of the FTs of LAC. No wonder NBA has been losing audience.

  • MoominFloren

    24 vs 56 FTs. That’s ridiculous!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Clips can just keep it close, Harden is likely to choke.

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    The ref tried to help Rox to get this win for them in home game. smh!

  • MoominFloren

    NO. Jeremy is a starter!! Really hate the “play off the bench” talk

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Feel the same way. smh!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Too bad daddyball hadn’t fouled out already. Ruined everyone’s evening!

  • MoominFloren

    “Thank you the HONEST refs for giving us 64 fts” said Morey, Mchale & Harden

  • Barry Allen

    “No thanks needed, we had money on the Rockets.” said the refs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Because the Lakers were tanking, this season was truly horrific. Otherwise the Rox and Lakers are equally sh’ itty. JMO.

  • Barry Allen

    Rockets are 1st team in NBA postseason history to win a game despite missing at least 20 free throw attempts and 20 3-point attempts (Elias)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 7, 2015

  • gamer

    Clippers had 39 fg made, 5 more than Rockets’, one 3pt fg > Rockets, yet Clippers lost the game bcuz of FTs. Rockets 64FTs compared to Clippers’ 32.
    Ridiculous

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    Looks like NBA tried to help Rox to get one won for their home game. smh! No wonder Harden is not a MVP. W/O FT, he is just another SG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Trudell deleted his tweet. Wonder saying Houston could use JLin could have been construed at tampering so he erased it?

  • MoominFloren

    Maybe just because they could win with the help from refs so that Lin is not even needed?

  • Maknusia

    the rules allows it…getting FTs is valuable as well

  • Maknusia

    yeah it doesnt seem to be fair…one team getting more calls then the other…sometimes..its how the players sell it as well

  • Maknusia

    better not…since they won

  • Maknusia

    thats much better

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I think Lin may be willing to take a bit less to play for D’Antoni again….That’s the only way I see him going to a team that pays him on the cheap….I also believe his comment about money not being a factor had more to do with sacrificing money to play for a team that would give him starter minutes.

    I seriously doubt he’ll sacrifice money and than be relegated as a bench player.

    At least with D’Antoni, he’ll get the minutes + a coach that would trust him as a starter…..The other team/coaches would probably try to sell him into being a bench guy playing 15 minute per game.

    The Warriors will probably tell Jeremy that he should consider himself lucky that they’re even considering him as a free-agent target…and that he should take their 3-4Mil contract and be grateful that he’ll be playing on the same team as Curry/Thompson.

    Of course, Jeremy Lin should tell them to go pound sand and go to the team that offers him the most money…UNLESS its D’Antoni and Denver who may not to pay jeremy 8-10Mil per year.

    Even with Denver/D’Antoni, Jeremy should take a 1 year contract so that if he does well, he would be able to opt out to sign a new and bigger contract.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Taking a pay cut for a job is an insult to the competence of Jeremy Lin. He is worth every cent that he earns. He is a professional. Take a Rondo and what he did for the Mavericks. Take a look at Jeremy Lin. Compare Rondo and Carlisle with Byron Scott and Jeremy. Tell me who should take a pay cut and didn’t. Rondo earned $12m for his last few years. Jeremy earned an average of $8m and he has been improving every year.

    If taking a pay cut is the condition to land a job, forget it! We can all see basketball players going to have a big raise in their salary for years to come. Suggesting Jeremy to take a pay cut is not a fan of Jeremy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Talking about inconsistency, why didn’t anyone tell us the truth that so far in the playoff Harden is inconsistent.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why didn’t people call them out about consistency? Those inconsistent talks really apply to Jeremy unfairly and inconsistently.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I am getting sick and tired of hearing from those illogical and crazy suggestion telling us that Jeremy should take a pay cut to join MDA. We all know that Jeremy would do well under MDA. They should give Jeremy a pay raise rather than a pay cut to acquire Jeremy.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Question:
    Which team is Jlin cheering on to win it all this year?

  • Filler-up

    You mean LAC.

  • My impression is also that players generally demand a pay raise in their second contract. JLin is entering his prime. He has improved every year. He earned 8 million before his improvement. According to the way things generally work in the NBA, I don’t see how a new team could justify paying less for an improved JLin who is entering his prime.

    Of course this is unless the team offering reasons that JLin wasn’t worth 8 million in the first place. I would be weary of a team which holds this opinion of JLin. Such a team likely won’t be convinced JLin as a starter won’t commit to JLin as a starter. Like in Lakers and to a certain extent in Houston, they will ‘give him a chance to prove himself’, which by the way is rubbish. It is an indirect way of saying “as a starting point, you are a bench player, but by our grace we shall grant you the chance to prove you are a starter.” So offering less money would on the basis that JLin wasn’t worth 8 million or on the basis that JLin is still not ‘proven’ himself are telling warning signs as to how dedicated a franchise is in running JLin as a starting point guard.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    小錢仔細,大錢揮霍;省小錢花大錢

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jimmy Butler of the Bulls wins “Most improved player” award …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/EthanJSkolnick/status/596343328372723713

  • 7iger

    Shaqtin a fool Karma?

  • Maknusia

    During his appearance on ESPN Radio Los Angeles, Mychal Thompson, who is also the father of All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson, thinks Lin would be a nice acquisition for the Warriors. Not only does his up-tempo style fit well into Steve Kerr’s run-and-gun philosophy, but he could also bring a different dynamic to the team.

    Thompson has no doubt Lin can make a big impact with the Warriors despite coming off the bench because of his versatility in playing both guard positions and ability to create shot opportunities for himself and his teammates.

    Lin has been one of the better scoring point guards in the NBA, especially when attacking the rim and the Warriors would thrive having a dynamic sixth-man like Lin to keep their offense afloat. Golden State will have enough room to sign Lin this offseason; however, renewing their ties with the Asian-American star would depend on the player’s asking price.

    According to Thompson, he thinks Lin still values him at $10 million per year – a price tag the Warriors could not afford. Landing a deal with a championship contender and his home team would require Lin to lower the value of his contract just a little bit, making it a short and hopefully sweet deal for everybody.

    http://en.yibada.com/articles/31324/20150506/nba-news-rumors-jeremy-lin-perfect-complement-to-warriors-stars-stephen-curry-klay-thompson-%E2%80%93-mychal-thompson.htm

  • Maknusia
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Mychal Thompson wants a good backup guard so that his son will not be ridden like Secretariat. He’d like to see his son play less MPG so that he can have a healthy and successful career for many seasons to come.

    But for Jeremy, GSW has very little to offer. Besides another hostile coach, Jeremy would have to backup the Splash brothers. One hits 94 out of 100 threes; the other scores 37 points in a quarter. That’s a very tough act to follow! No one would want to be their back-up. Not only would Lin’s minutes be limited, but you can be sure that Jeremy would never be on the court at crunch time. Can you imagine how frustrating that would be? Whenever the game was on the line, especially during playoffs, Jeremy would be on the bench. There are only a few alternatives worse than GSW.

  • Dorothy

    I hear you, but if one looks at how Spurs is willing to pay Leonard max on July 1 and not putting up any excuse to ask him for a discount, one should think that when team really wants a player, they will be willing to pay for his value. On the opposite, Lin should give discount only when he is a recognized all star like Dirk did to DAL. This is the only way he can tell whether the team is genuinely wants him or just mouth service. just my 2 cents.

  • Charlie S

    Money aside, he needs to go to a team that will allow him to showcase his talents. A 1 or 2 year deal is ideal for that. A short commitment to get his name cleared and finally shut up those critics. Then he can go for a big long term contract. It may involve a short term cut. But in the long run it will pay off.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    As for getting playing time, there’s no worse team Lin could join than GSW….

    I’d even say that Jeremy would be better serve staying with the Lakers and back-up Clarkson/Kobe instead of going to GSW and back-up Curry/Thompson.

    And on top of that, I’ve heard Kerr had publicly said things not so nice about Jeremy…

    I seriously pray Jeremy is not tempted on signing with GWS…I truly pray that doesn’t happen.

    .There’s really no benefit going there…No money and no playing time…Jeremy Lin will have to give GSW a discount to play for them which means he’ll have to sacrifice money so to play home and a chance to win a ring, which in my opinion is not enough if your butt is stuck on the bench for the most part.

    I would also lose respect for Lin if he were to do that..Playing for GSW at this point of Lin’s career would mean you have given up in proving yourself as a quality NBA player in the league…All those who mocked Lin as nothing but a scrub bench player would be proven right.

  • Tina

    7-10 million. Nothing less. Less than 5 mil is insulting

  • Tina

    maybe warriors?

  • webattorney

    5-7 it will be.

  • yes, as usual Kobe doesn’t want to share credit even when ruining his own retirement 🙂

  • Unfortunately, it’s always ABJ in HOU
    I agree he should never go back there

  • Brent Yen

    Agreed, except I do not think going to GSW will proven those haters right. He will still be a quality NBA player, he just will kiss his starting job good bye.

  • Brent Yen

    We do not know if they will really offer that much money yet tho.

  • dave lam

    maybe we can do a poll and see what people think Jlin will sign for . How much $$ per year , which team, how many years.etc

  • Brent Yen

    We can have it right b4 FA starts I think….NBA landscape will be more relevant at that time..

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea still a long time to wait… ><

  • Brent Yen

    This summer sucks. No Spurs to watch…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL If NBA fan like you has such a problem, imagine me as an only JLin fan, it’s much much worse. Tried to watch other playoff games butd they just couldn’t keep my attention for long. The most I could stand was when it was close game, probably a couple possessions, watched until another timeout or hack… I stopped watching for any of those reasons or no reason. Only reason is there is no JLin:-)

    Reading about JLin to cut his worth and be a beachwarmer in his FA is even worse than watching playoffs itself. Just don’t understand why some fans have such a low opinion on JLin like his doubters and haters.

  • I know how you feel.

    It’s still fun to watch the Spurs played teamball but it’s not the same when JLin is not playing.
    There’s a lot of diverse fans wanting Jeremy to do well but in different ways.

    I’m confident Jeremy knows what he wants when he wanted to get the best “fit” knowing he’ll at the peak age of 27. I took it to mean that he’ll want the best chance to achieve his original goal to be an All-Star.
    I believe he is smart enough to know which path will help him to realize his dream to be an All-Star.

  • yeah, tell me about it 🙁
    Too bad the good guys got hurt and injured, otherwise they can still go to the Finals

  • Charlie S

    Every team will offer him a max contract =P

  • 1mtoldman

    u have the countdown to some things on the side here but isn’t the lottery may 19th also?

    isn’t that important?

    and then when is the actual draft? cause thats later.

    i think the lottery is 19th may which is only as your calendar for conference finals puts it less that 12 days away.

    how many days till the draft itself?

    its really useless the way people put up these mock drafts when really no idea who the first what 6 places will be, ie. why do they say so an so will take so and so when u dont know yet the draft order at the top. (thats what the tanking % ppb’s are for).

    anyway should add to calendar imo:

    a. lottery
    b. draft

    cause as pointed out here previously by others thats when deals really begin, and that more than any playoffs acitivity is what could affect lin f.a. the most.

    imo.
    (that last for sp).

  • 1mtoldman

    its more theyre just trying to give a more realistic assesment of the reality of lin’s general perception. (not just doubters/haters).

    trying to provide a “fair and balanced” view of whats what.

    not necesarily “their” opinion.

    (at least in some cases i think trying to give benefit of doubt).

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure about how important Lottery is, Lin wise.

  • Barry Allen

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/12843463/quit-hacking-us

    Kevin McHale has fix for discrepancy in free throws: Stop fouling us

    “James gets fouled and he doesn’t get calls,” McHale said. “He attacks the rim he doesn’t get every call. I heard them saying we shot too many free throws, well quit hacking us. You shoot a lot of free throws when you decide you get in the penalty and start hacking everybody. Yeah, you end up shooting a lot of free throws when you put in your backup, backup center to just grab guys, that just happens.”

  • 1mtoldman

    all rite lets go at it another way: dont you want to see if their hardly tanked position fails to get them their pick anyway? (lakers). dont enquiring lin fan minds want to know? doesn’t that in itself make the lottery important “lin wise”.

  • Brent Yen

    IDK….lol maybe. I see LAL and HOU the past….but maybe it is just me. It does have some relations as you said…lol

  • sport

    Lin made the mistake last time signing with the GSW his rookie year, he’s not going to make the same mistake twice! With both Curry and Thompson being efficient scorers, he will only be a backup PG. That doesn’t fit with his goal of becoming an All-Star, then Championship!

  • sport

    7-10 Mil is still too little.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. JLin’s goals hasn’t changed. He said it numerous times even in the past season. That’s why I dislike to read pieces about what JLin would want and like that are against JLin’s goals. Maybe I’m the minority but I still believe the better outcome of this FA beyond my imagination. God hasn’t brought JLin thus far for being a benchwarmer in his prime playtime.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    FA starts in 54 days. It’s still such a long time to go.

    In the mean time, JLin please provide us the time frame of your Asia trip:-) Looking forward to this more than playoffs, rumors, etc.

  • MoominFloren

    I remember I read somewhere that he will go to Taiwan in late June for Tag Heuer endorsement tour……anyone knows the details? coz I’m going there at about time as well 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Still waiting for the info.

  • Dan Cohen

    insult

  • orLinaryjoe

    Really? Backing up Ronnie price, and Kobe is better? Got me there. Go to a team where they play both side of the court and play in the run and gun style, while winning, possible ring would be horrible. Guess being a mistreated big fish in a small pond would be better than a respected smaller fish in a big pond is better. Oh wait, Kobe is the big fish. Even JC is bigger fish. Give Lin some credit in his skills. Yes his time would be shared. Like it was so fantastic this year in LA. I’m waiting for someone to share what negativity Kerr has said about Lin lately.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Don’t get me started on coach comparison between BS and Kerr. Really, back to LA? I have faith in Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I’m pretty sure your comment was meant to be in response to ZSS.com whose reply to me is just below. Because to me it’s clear that GSW is a bad option but not in comparison to the tanking, Kobe-glorifying Lakers. Lakers are dead last. Lin is better off playing in Europe than on the Lakers.

    But regarding Kerr, for 3 years following Linsanity he consistently trashed Lin’s game while he was a color commentator for TNT. I heard it with my own ears. Using Google you can confirm the following 3 anti-Lin statements: 1) Kerr argued strongly that Fat Felton was a far better PG than Lin. 2) Kerr argued passionately that starting Bev over Lin was justified. 3) When Lin got his $24mil contract from the Rox following Linsanity, Kerr taunted Lin with, “You’re gonna get $24 mil?!? For what exactly?”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    So you were talking to me after all 🙂 In my previous posts I’ve always made it clear that the Lakers were a nightmare and will be until Kobe retires. GSW is a better option than the Lakers but still a very poor option.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not at first. My comment got flagged the first time. Disqus on this site is way sensitive. Was responding to more of the topic that Warriors as the worst option.
    Main Points of criteria Lin would look for as “fit”:
    1. Team play style has to be fast team oriented play.
    2. Team with good ball movement.
    3. Team without king egos. Yes the splash Bros are focal points, but very humble friends with Lin. Especially Curry.
    4. Decent coach. Kerr can coach 10000x better than BS or Mchale. Guy worked under Pops.
    5. Home coming!
    6. Fans
    7. Least favorite, playtime.
    8. Money. Have not gotten a offer, so let’s see. GSW is wise with money. Certainly nobody occupying cap space like has been Kobe.

    Ok, not all ideal, but not the worst. Worth waiting to see.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Can’t help myself and laugh with JLin’s Chinese greetings for Mother’s Day.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, and I understand Cantonese only. Good to see Lin have fun with mom.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    To me the most important criteria are:
    1) Coach
    2) Role (starter, major minutes)
    3) Teammates (no ISO-loving ball hogs or punks)
    4) High paced team play

    Joining the GSW would also be the antithesis of Linsanity where he turned a ragtag losing team into a playoff team. GSW is already a contender. If they win the chip this year it would be especially anticlimactic for Lin to join them. He won’t get any credit for helping them win again the next year. And if they don’t repeat guess who’ll get the blame?
    If the goal is to get a ring it would be much better to join the Spurs. At least they have more need for a great guard and he’d get more PT. Plus I trust pop mor than Kerr.

  • Jedi

    Hahaha

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Basically JLin started to say he heard that his fans don’t believe he can speak Chinese. Why we can’t believe he can speak. So, he speaks Chinese to influence us. He loves his family dearly, his father–林繼明, sis-in-law, Josh and his younger brother and mom–吳信信. He isn’t very healthy for he has gained 5-6 Ibs recently. He is glad that he doesn’t have to drink the soup that his mother has prepared. He can speak Chinese rap with no problem. He can use Chinese from the beginning to the end. I still don’t satisfy with improvement and continue to learn. I speak Chinese for the reason of celebrating Mother’s Day. Ya–We did it (JLin jumps to celebrate).

  • orLinaryjoe

    I can respect that. I am a GSW fan, if not obvious. So I am biased to see him here.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Thanks so much for translation. I understood maybe every other ten words He said. Must be hanging out too much with MC Jin to be rapping.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Watched it again. Makes more sense now. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good. I tried to stay as close as I could with what JLin was saying.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Well, at least you can see him play 2x a season. More if you’re willing to travel to LA. Maybe in his twilight years he will return home to GSW. For now he has to fulfill his density (to quote Marty McFly’s dad)

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Tom Thibodeau’s Relationship with Bulls Beyond Repair? – ESPN First Take

  • Keith

    You are quick.

  • MoominFloren

    Wakaka
    Lin’s so excited at the end :)) Guess how many takes he needed?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Guess numerous times. That was why he was so high when it was done:-)

  • LOL .. must be a lot
    He’s so relieved towards the end!

  • thank you 🙂 I need to brush up my Chinese badly

  • I’m on the same boat here 🙂
    I guess we should expect JLin releasing a Chinese rap music video next? lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We are all wrong. JLin answered to his fans in the thread that there was no NG. He managed to get it done the first time. WOW!

  • oh wow .. so it’s true he’s been hanging around MC Jin for too long then to master the rap 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL So funny that many Taiwanese fans have a hard time to understand his Chinese as well. Don’t feel too bad about it. I have no prob. Mainly it is because I’m used to half glass Chinese and other languages for I’m one of them:-)

  • Perhaps someone will add sound-effects and make it into a cool Chinese rap video ala MC Jin =)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I’m impressed that he did rap in Mandarin. I can’t even do that:-)

  • JLin is a man with many talent.
    “JLin The Lintertainer!” hehe

  • off-topic: This hilarious Pacquiao meme unfortunately has some truth in it.
    It may be Photoshopped?

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/959/693/455.jpg

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes he has become more comfy with selfies in Chinese FB and LINE. He did more on those Chinese ones in the past season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Dorothy

    Impressive

  • orLinaryjoe

    Antithesis is a great word, but no. Lin has moved on from Linsanity And has matured. Linsanity did not occur with one man, no mattered how great he was. It was just the right scenario where he was a catalyst to ignite a team of abled players, fueled by a willing coach, and teat captain Lin. It was fun and unexpected to watch, but in the end ran out of gas, no ring. Lin is a competitor with team spirit. He is better and more focused than before. We would like to see Linsanity happen again for our own reasons, but Lin has his own.

  • orLinaryjoe

    The obvious path is not always the right one to forfill his density, lol.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL LOL LOL

  • JJ Hui

    Just curious, where you originally from?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Was born in Malaysia. My Mandarin was taught by Hakka teachers for less than 6 years. When I first went to US to study over 30 years ago, Taiwanese friends couldn’t understand my Hakka Mandarin well. Learned Mandarin from them but was still with accent:-)

  • Charlie S

    With John Wall’s injury, I am reminded to be thankful JLin made it this season without serious injuries.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • thanks, I feel better. But I do need to brush up my conversation skills 🙂

  • yes, we better get ready for the Linsanity Prime storm after this tough time in the desert. If Lin was a stock, I’d have loaded up now .. hehe

  • deesee5

    I remember. With that said, I can’t see Lin going there, or be even used right if he somehow ends up there.

  • Dan Cohen

    on the other hand as we’re waiting for linanews…

    So do you want pacman to have a rematchie with floydy?

    I say no. Because if pacman loses again.. it doesn’t look good on himIf
    pacman wins, it’s like ok.. we’re even but maybe floydy said he was
    hurt too. And other people will say pacman is a sorely losie even if he winsie.

    So it’s one and done with. And I don’t want to see another chasing in boxing.

    That’s why I say, someone beat floyd up in his last fight and then manny go
    beat that someone who beat floyd up and then all can speculate what will
    really happen if manny wasn’t hurt.

    But seriously, even thought I sorta did want manny to win, mw found the loophole in the boxing scoring system.. so props to him. But his defense is part of it…. even if running around.. which you see in rocky 3 against mr. T because 2 punches from mr T will knock rocky out. So that is similar to Rocky running around trying make mr. t tired. and then counter punch mr t. That is no difference, is that mw doesn’t make it lok as good as rocky.
    And he was able to keep manny from getting to him and keeping him at bay. There is a reason why he is 48-0..by using this tactic and also getting money. boxing is not fighting.. else go see ufc?

    Thing is if Manny did what mw did.. runnming around.. will others then say manny is a chicken? when manny was doing defense? haters will say it.. just like how mw haters will say he runs around.

  • Dan Cohen

    excuse my horrible grammar and misspelling.. slow computer causes this..as I typed faster than it can respond to me.

  • I see the following dance of “I will give a rematch, then no since he’s a sore loser” by FM. I have to agree this is a perfect set up to build another rematch.

    FM doesn’t like Manny but he’s a smart promoter of himself (I once read an article about it). Money is the #1 priority here.

    He will give a rematch eventually after things get heated up properly. I’m not sure about Manny’s strategy. I think the boxing outcome is only secondary to the serious money being generated here.

    Nothing wrong with that, as far as boxing fans are fully aware of it 🙂

  • Dan Cohen

    why doesn’t fm like manny? cause he is phillipino?
    well, fm is arrogant so he doesn’t like many people anyways.. no pun intended.

  • Maknusia

    That doesnt mean he is a hater. From analytical point of view, some of his view may not be the truth but it is valid under the circumstances.

  • Maknusia

    These boxing agents are big timers, they tend to create the drama and pay it well with all the hype…to cash as much as possible. Its been the same since Ali’s days as well

  • Hm, it seems Parsons is quite well-connected since he did predict LeBron would’ve left the Heat and went to the Cavs

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/08/chandler-parsons-ready-to-recruit-free-agents-to-mavericks

    And Parsons knows free agents. Not only did he help lure Howard, he said, WHILE THE 2014 NBA FINALS WERE STILL HAPPENING, LeBron James would leave the Heat – and predicted the Cavaliers as his destination. Nobody saw that coming back then.

  • This is the clip. Wow, “I can’t see him in the Lakers, I see him going to the Cavs”

    Parsons knew LeBron won’t play next to Kobe LOL

  • yup, it’s been following the same pattern for a long time!

  • coz Manny doesn’t look like Justin Bieber? lol
    I wonder how much is personal dislike & how much is a recreated drama to make things exciting to watch

  • It’s interesting to watch Parsons talk about his relationship with JLin in June 2014.
    I actually never watched this clip before


    “He’s such a genuine person, it’s very rare to see that”
    “I knew him before the fame, I sound like a crazy boyfriend now” LOL
    He didn’t change one bit after the whole Linsanity thing.
    He signed that $25M contract and stayed on my couch that night in HOU

    https://youtu.be/_6GkQnhBQho?t=5m40s

  • This is really powerful.
    Don’t be dying to finish things that we forget to live

    https://twitter.com/WinnifredSavill/status/596731307226304512

  • I just realized Mama Lin is OK with JLin wearing earrings in the Chinese rap video. Good for them!
    And it’s great to see them starring in the same rap video LOL

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    So Lakers fired D LEAGUE coach. hmm

  • Brent Yen

    He seems did better than BS did

  • They keep firing the wrong people

  • proof that even in the NBA, it’s about who you know
    not about who’s responsible for the worst franchise record

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….so true

  • So .. ” post-playoff-loss Duncan has confined himself to a padded room to meditate and levitate.” =)

    https://twitter.com/BR_NBA/status/596710504183242752

  • joyce ward

    Yeah he did. LOL

  • joyce ward

    Yep

  • ihb

    It makes for fun reading.

  • 7iger
  • 1mtoldman

    hmm. look at all the pg.’s who didint” westbrook, wall, cp, lowrey, jennings, knight, g.hill, collison, rubio, holiday, rondo, kemba walker, rose, calderon; in fact it would not be a stretch to say that from beginning of season to now there is almost more top level nba points guards with serious injuries at some point than not.

  • cali7

    Fyi I just got charged for the quarterly box so it is finally ready!

  • Rick Johnson

    Every coach that’s been good this season has done better than Byron Scott.

  • one of the few rare times when we’re happy when we’re finally charged LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep JLin’s fans are very excited about receiving the gift as there is JLin’s very own signature of his high school’s days pic:-) Too bad I can’t order one:-(

  • oh, they don’t ship to Australia?

  • 1mtoldman

    if you physically attack a fan you get fine 25$k but if you verbally attack a fan and she turns out to be james hardens mother u get fine 50$k.

    what is the lesson here? (this is not a trick question, i dont know the answer, just curious what others think)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    ONLY US JLin fans can get involved.

  • 1mtoldman

    why dont u get an extra one (or someone who can order if you can’t) and send her one–(tho anytime i try to send anything overseas it never gets there, usually just an empty box arrives).

  • Acbc

    “Cats in the cradle”. Harry Chapin

    “my son’s moved away
    Called him up just the other day
    I said, “I’d like to see you if you don’t mind”
    He said, “I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time”

    “You see, my new job’s a hassle and the kid’s got the flu
    But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad
    It’s been sure nice talking to you”

    And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
    He’d grown up just like me
    My boy was just like me

    Yeah, and the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
    Little boy blue and the man in the moon
    “When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when
    But we’ll get together then, dad, we’re gonna have a good time then”

    It’s funny that we know how to mortgage our money to live in our homes, but we can’t learn to mortgage our time to live.

  • joyce ward
  • 1mtoldman

    its interesting you pointed this out to me a long time ago. i was not aware of it at all.

  • joyce ward

    Wow Nick is having a bad year

  • 1mtoldman

    c iggy and kobe have something more in common than low shooting %.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not worth it. The shipping is too expensive to make this exercise worthwhile. Few JLin fans in Taiwan are able to get involved via contact in US. They will get the “gifts” when someone goes to US or the person returns to Taiwan. The chance of happening is much higher and easier. Unlike here. Very JLin fans here will visit US:-(

  • joyce ward

    This is the second accusation l think, because he had an accusation while he was with the Sixers

  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Is it true?

  • 1mtoldman

    i never take anything in or out of any coutnry cause im always afraid of dont know how to deal with customs things; tho many countries now have relaxed rules on that and dont even require you to fill out declaration forms.

    still im paranoid.

  • Tina

    hard to tell. this woman might just be eyeing his money. i hope its not true

  • hm, that’s too bad. I can get another order but like you said it will be too expensive to send there :[

  • joyce ward

    Don’t know, but he was accused when he was with the Sixers and the case was dropped. This might be the same case

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just read the article. Sound fishy but never know. We aren’t the persons involve.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So this one happened when NY was still with Sixers?

  • For those interested in NBA Drafts, here’s the list of those getting invited to NBA Draft Combine in mid-May. More top college players decline so they don’t drop in the picks by giving too much information

    https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/596786225689796608

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know if it is the same woman

  • Tina

    that is true. this sort of thing happens a lot though. there was also an incident in korea, where two girls schemed and accused a celebrity of similar thing to get money from him. he didn’t budge. investigation showed the girls were lying, so they’re in jail now.

    lesson is: be careful who you decide to hook up with! especially those with money/fame…

  • 1mtoldman

    i think its the same case you told me about before.

  • Charlie S

    They found a suit tall enough for him?!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No. It isn’t bad at all. Learn what you can bring and not to. Always declare when you bring stuffs. Haven’t encountered any problem thus far even with the very strict Australia custom checking here.

  • 1mtoldman

    i just dont want to do any extra waiting.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No worries. Just take good pics when you receive the shipment and do show and tell here is sufficient for oversea fans:-)

  • joyce ward
  • Tina

    i saw this. and matt barnes got fined $50,000 for yelling profanities at james harden’s mom. crazy. pushing is lesser fine than yelling i guess. either way, both were in the wrong

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not bad for me. 95% of the time custom personnel just asked qs and let me go without checking:-) Maybe extra 5-10 min depending on the line:-) Maybe I have a very clean record. Sometimes I even went strict thru after immigration:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont know immigratin people hate me. even trying to get back in the u.s. i have a hard time. one guy was really abusive next to last time tried to ask me all these trick questions. and ridiculous questions. like accusing me oif being a terrorist or something. i dont know. maybe is just me.

    i dont resonate well with authority i guess.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, that’s very true but some celebrities aren’t too clean themselves. Who knows!

    Learned in my college days that I needed to be very careful when I counselled with a person alone. Took all precautions to protect myself. Still exercise this now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. Guess they have a certain profile and/or blacklist. Learned long time ago that just being honest about everything and don’t give any reason of doubt. Once you establish that record, it becomes so much easier. I used to travel overseas at least one or twice per year. I had all the clean records in every country I’ve travelled to. That helps heap:-) Maybe I’m female and look very ordinary with a “respectful” job that receive a trust:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Very interesting. NY isn’t in a good place now no matter what.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have absolutely no idea what all these are about:-( Can anyone explain a little???

  • 1mtoldman

    well its a long article and not worth reading all of but:

    1. tanking is to get better chance at top draft picks

    2. lottery determining order of pick is in may

    3. draft is in june

    4. prior to lottery nba “invites” players projected to go high in draft to a “workout” session for teams to evaluate BUT

    5. increasingly players allready projected to go high dont want to risk diminishing their precieved “value” by not performing well or risking undisclosed injuries or weakness show up so they decline invitation.

    about half the top half dozen picks wont show up.

    “the general reasoning was that these players have nothing to gain by coming to Chicago and can only hurt their stock by submitting themselves to measurements, athletic testing, interviews and especially the NBA physical examination, which has uncovered a litany of issues in the past that has caused prospects to slip in the draft.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So draft in June is when teams make their choice of whom they will choose.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes. lottery in may determines order of picks (thats what the tanking/ppb’s are for)

    but actual choosing of players in draft is in june, may 19 is lottery not sure when in june may 25th is draft.

    as i have tried to point out to a mod the lottery/draft are significant in terms of where lin might go because actual moving of players altering landscape for free agents begins with the draft as teams shift their priorities and swap picks etc.

    that flurry of activity intiates the off-season movements of players.

  • 1mtoldman

    i would think yelling would not demand the larger fine if it was personal.

  • Great SI Article covering the importance of NBA moms.
    No Mama Lin yet but wait until next year!

    https://twitter.com/SI_LeeJenkins/status/596816736675987456

  • 1mtoldman

    plenty of tickets available on stubhub for tonites game at staples. la people head on down boo harden.

  • CJSHYY

    For the playoff team’s players….Hope next year Lin will be on the playoff team.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Just for fun.

    Chris Paul is playing tonight

    So here is a CF fan joking about Kevin McHale

    I can just hear K Mchale now….”Guys, CP3 is playing tonight….so we’ve got to play harder. Our adjustment this game will be to play harder. And if that doesn’t work by halftime….we’ll have to play harder in the second half.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the explanation. Really appreciate it!

  • sport

    Tied point game between Bulls and Cavs, lets go Bulls lets go! Bulls haven’t been to the finals in so long this is their best chance!

  • sport

    Wow Cav and Bulls making almost every shot, intense game!

  • 1mtoldman

    lebron 3-13, shumpert 1-6, noah 0-7, butler 1-9, brooks 1-5.

    not everybody making almost every shot.

  • sport

    There were some short sequences where they went back and forth and most of those shots weren’t made by the players you listed above. Dunleavy got to the rim easily for his shots.

  • 1mtoldman

    actully mostly 2nd unite players making the shots thats prolly when u wathcing, deladenova, smith, mirotic, gibson.

  • webattorney

    Kyrie Irving shot over 41% this year. He has a good shooting stroke. If he played tougher D, he would be a great player. Lol Rose’s shooting is really bad. LeBron gets so many calls in his favor.

  • webattorney

    Of course, moms become more important when there are no dads living with them.

  • sport

    Both Dunleavy and Rose carrying the team up by 1 point at half time. Finals should be Clippers x Bulls!

  • sport

    Rose can’t miss! Step back jumper right in front of Lebron’s face! The MVP is back! Bulls taking this!

  • deesee5

    You mean GSW and Bulls?

  • JJ Hui

    Wow! Chicago Rose is soooooo clutch! Wow! Happy for them!

  • sport

    OMG D Rose at the Buzzer to win the game with a 3 pointer! Bulls lead series 2-1!! Finals here we come baby! Been too long since Michael Jordan!

  • 1mtoldman

    derrick rose to the occasion

  • CJSHYY

    I know I thought it’s going to be OT… Rose did good today.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    This game was really tight, and was thinking the same thing which was going to OT. But, wow, I guess only the last 3 seconds counted

  • sport

    He showed up BIG time, the MVP is back. Always said D Rose is more athletic and better than Lebron! Now he finally got to prove it! Lebron just got lucky cause D Rose was injured too many times! Lebron relies on overrated stars while D Rose is the only superstar on the team with allstar help from Gasol! Gotta thank Irving for chucking up all those misses and poor defense.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Sure, no doubt, Rose is the MVP of this game.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Now Rockets vs Clippers

  • sport

    Time to switch hats and root for the Clippers! Go Blake Griffin!

  • CJSHYY

    I didn’t watch the game until the last one min… just got home. JR also made the big 3P shot but… no more OT for Cav.

  • sport

    JR bailed Lebron out with his 3s but it wasn’t enough =) Like how DRose is so loved by his teammates and they play teamball! Can’t say the same for Cavs and Lebron.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin on Bulls vs Cavaliers game:-)
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/596867480607334401

  • sport

    D Rose Buzzer beater! Just need to win 2 more games to seal a series victory. 🙂 Showing Lebron why true superstars don’t switch teams after losing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnG9rDBbLV8

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    1st qtr, Rockets down by 9 (24 : 33)

  • CJSHYY

    He finally watched the playoff game… he said in Chinese newspaper here that he will not watch the game…?!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really??!!! Any link?

  • sport

    Not even worried, Clippers totally got this!

  • CJSHYY

    That was when season just end he got the interview w Chinese newspaper here… maybe only means 1st round?! Glad he’s back now. LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Didn’t see that news:-) Probably what he meant that he hasn’t had the time nor energy to watch any playoffs game at the time:-)

  • orLinaryjoe

    Saw that. He may have overshot, but banked it in. True clutch, not in Houston.

  • sport

    LMAO Clippers up by 11! LOL not worried, going to watch something else. Boring series against the selfish Rockets.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s 64 Clippers vs 57 Rox at half time.

  • Brewkowski

    I thought the same thing the last game when clips were up big in third. Then found out later they lost?!

  • John Lee

    Refs cheated. Clips 32 FTAs Rox 64 FTAs.

  • Brewkowski

    Yeah that’s what I thought happened. Then I saw McHale say something like they got the free throws because clips were hacking therm.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haren back to playoff form.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Clips 99, Rockets 76, end 3rd quarter

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wow 18-0 run and it is 99 v 76 Rox! bye-bye Rox:-)

  • JJ Hui

    I really hope LAC kicks them out this 2nd round!

  • Briiick

    LOL, LAC could beat Rox in Houston without CP3, what do you expect them to do in their home court with CP3 ? Yeah a blowout.

  • CJSHYY

    Got to give Rivers the credit. He was shooting well tonight. So happy for Clippers.

  • kittyhead

    Another wonderful day!! : ) 2 more games and Clippers win the series!! Go Clippers!!
    Btw who guarded Rivers and let him break out?

  • John Lee

    Should’ve kept his mouth shut after getting a freebie instead of rubbing it in.

  • rookie75094

    Klutzch is on suicide watch….quick someone check on the poor racist hater…the final score is clear….hahaha

  • orLinaryjoe

    They r cursing Har en big time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please refrain from name calling. Thanks!

  • Lam

    Sure’s a happy place over there. They deserve it.

  • CJSHYY

    Just read from thread – I have grown to HATE JAMES FRAUDEN….Fun… Also more fans to complain about why Mc didn’t do anything in 3Q when Clippers got 20 something points?!

  • guest

    my mandarin tutor just told me he’s clearer than Jay Chou, and once he got “T”, “X” and “SH” right, his mandarin is close to perfect..LOL

  • guest

    whomever har en guarding has a field day. nice

  • Keith

    KKKlutch is gonna blame Lin .

  • John Lee

    Give credit to the correct player: James No-D Harden.

  • dolphin2k2

    Maybe just from ESPN highlights.

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back, found out my prediction of A. Rivers came true…..lol

  • Briiick

    True, I almost forgot the theorem.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Seems like Lin realizes he has so many fans on internet and he tries to reach them all!

  • Charlie S

    The Rockets are so lucky to have played against a more dysfunctional team in the first round (the Mavs). Otherwise they would have been blown out like what we are seeing now. McHale probably gets another year just because it wasn’t a first round exit this time.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, another role player SG scores a near career high against the Rockets. Didn’t have to watch the highlights to know who was guarding (I use that term loosely) Austin Rivers. Congrats to Austin for his game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like JLin is very active in FB (Chinese, English, US…), Line, WeChat, Instagram, Twitter… lately. Good for him:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Brand-building…nice

  • leeda harun

    There is still whatsapp and telegram 🙂

  • leeda harun

    and he is having fun. Family bonding and he eats a lot too..lol

  • Maknusia

    good for him…at least he has some time to catch up on social activities

  • Maknusia

    lol…because he burns alot as well…else he would have been fat by now…all good 🙂

  • Maknusia

    double lol…kinda expected as well

  • Maknusia

    If clippers play the same intensity that they had with Spurs…they are going to go a long way!

  • Maknusia

    Good to see that…similar scenario was not repeated…..Most likely those Refs been warned about FTs

  • Maknusia

    Sweet!…haven’t watch the game yet…will be downloading later

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    From what I heard in the last few minutes of 3rd qtr til 4th qtr, the announcers did mention that this game and next game would have the same refs. My assumption from that is that Houston home games refs are different from Clippers home games.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for mentioning it. That’s right. He was guided by JH. When he was guided by bench player, Rivers didn’t score as easily:-)

  • Tina

    https://twitter.com/ABaptist27/status/596900890033938432

    CP3 tells Doc, “This is the one time you can be dad and not just coach.”

    I die. so cute.

  • John Lee

    McHale got a 3-year extension before the season started.

  • John Lee

    It’s an established fact that Hardisty is a racist.

  • 1mtoldman

    the “harden-fast” rules stil apply: forget about hacka whoever or even who harden is not guarding; what matters is:

    how many free throws did harden get?

    when harden gets double digit fta’s the rockets win 80% of the time,
    and harden scores 25 and up

    when harden doesn’t get double digit fta’s the rockets are barely a above 500 team.

    you want to know the outcome of a rockets game, just check harden fta’s #; it will almost always correspond to outcome.

    10 or more rockets win
    less than 10 rockets lose.

  • Filler-up

    Houston is too one-dimensional. Doc is thinking what a break after the Spurs.

  • Filler-up

    Bye Bye. It’ll be over soon.

  • Filler-up

    Goota give him credit. He called it.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Harden was the one who guarded Rivers through most of the game. LOL!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sign of a good coach, unlike Morey. But then again, not hard. That was a good one.

  • K. P. Chan

    Also remember all the booing and shaming by fans in spite of the win, may have driven Floyd insane with jealousy and hatred. He may be lashing out because he cannot understand why people hate him so.

    Manny deserves adulation because he fights for God and country. That’s something Mayweather cannot relate to in his lifetime.

  • orLinaryjoe

    This is one of the few times I enjoy reading clutchfans. (Just read. Behaved, no posting).

  • BobbyH

    If a theorem is proven more than once, it should be a fact, right? Or should we say it is a phenomenon?

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    hahaha

  • BobbyH

    LOL. Feel like an article is due soon.

  • Maknusia

    and pretty sure there is a mention of Jeremy! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Here are the top-3 most intriguing landing spots for Jeremy Lin:

    Philadelphia 76ers – The Sixers have been trying to acquire the 26-year old Lin since last summer, offering the Houston Rockets a trade proposal for the former Harvard baller before he was eventually shipped to the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has always been fan of Lin dating back to his time as an assistant general manager under Rockets honcho Daryl Morey and it won’t be shocking if Hinkie would make another attempt to acquire Lin this time around, as he knows that the Asian-American star would fit perfectly into their up-tempo offensive system.

    Houston Rockets – Despite using Lin and his $8 million expiring contract to clear up cap space for a max player, the Rockets must not have forgotten the tangibles Lin brought to table during his two-year stay with team. Although he lost his starting job to Patrick Beverley in the second year of the three-year, $25 million contract, Lin proved that he was a valuable piece of the team’s second unit, averaging 12.5 points and 4.1 assists in 28.9 minutes per game in his final year with the Rockets.

    Prior to his trade to the Lakers, Lin thought the Rockets’ run-and-gun style is tailor-made for him because it featured a lot of pick-and-roll and fastbreak plays. The Rockets, on the other hand, missed Lin’s ability to create scoring opportunities and orchestrate plays, especially when Beverley went down with a season-ending wrist injury. Having Lin back would bolster their guard rotation, alleviating James Harden from his playmaking duties.

    Denver Nuggets – The Nuggets’ chance of signing Lin would hinge on the presence of Mike D’Antoni on the bench. The Nuggets’ head coaching post has remained vacant since firing Brian Shaw from his duty. D’Antoni, the man credited for Lin’s breakout stint in New York, has been mentioned as one of the top candidates for the job.

    Hiring D’Antoni as their next bench tactician would mean they need to give him the right personnel for his high-octane system. Unsurprisingly, Lin should top the list of free-agency targets for the Nuggets because he just knows how his former coach system’s works.

  • Maknusia

    Basketball star Jeremy Lin raps in Chinese to celebrate upcoming Mother’s Day

    The renowned American basketball player Jeremy Lin has taken the internet by storm after he uploaded a Chinese rap video to his Facebook page yesterday afternoon in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day.

    The video was titled “I heard you don’t believe I can speak Mandarin.” In the video, Jeremy can be seen rapping in Chinese to background music. At the end of the video his mother makes a brief appearance as he says Happy Mother’s Day to her.

    The video reportedly gained over 40,000 likes in less than an hour, with most web users commenting that he was very sweet and kind to his mother.

    Here are the Chinese lyrics:

    听说你们不相信我会说中文 ,
    干什么, 你不相信我用中文,
    那听一下让我慢慢影响你們.
    我爱我家人嫂嫂雅雅, 还有林继明,
    沒有忘记弟弟妈妈,她叫吴信信.
    我最近不健康, 变很胖, 加五六磅,
    最好处不需要喝…妈妈煮的汤.
    中文绕舌(或老师), 让我告诉你, 沒问题
    从头到尾只要用中文…哪里哪里
    我不满意, 还要进步, 中文继续学,
    可是这周末的目的, 庆祝母亲节!!
    Yeah! We did it!!

    A fan named Popo Chung translated the lyrics into English:

    I heard that you don’t believe I can speak Mandarin,
    Why you don’t believe I can use Chinese.
    Listen to me. Let me gradually persuade you.
    I love my family: sister-in-law, Yaya (Joshua Lin, elder brother) and Lin Gie-ming (dad),
    Don’t forget younger bro and mom, her name is Wu Xin-xin (Shirley Lin).
    Recently I become unhealthier, fatter, and gained five to six pounds.
    The best matter is that I don’t need to eat my mom’s soup.
    Chinese RAP (or teacher), let me tell you, it’s no problem.
    From beginning to end, just say Mandarin 哪里哪里.
    I am unsatisfied and gonna make more progress. I’ll continue to study Mandarin.
    But the objective of this weekend is to celebrate Mother’s Day!!
    Yeah! We did it!!

    http://shanghaiist.com/2015/05/09/jeremy_lin_raps_in_chinese.php

  • webattorney

    Their OP is so sad that his hero, Harden, is failing them. Lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    So true. Not sure who to hate more, their coach, gm, egotistical players, their fans… Ok, it’s the whole package. Second to last team Lin should join in FA.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    I couldn’t make out Doc’s reply. Can anyone understand what he said?

  • Rick Johnson

    Alex KennedyVerified account
    ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    At one point last night, L.A. scored 23 unanswered points vs. HOU. That’s the most unanswered points by any team in the last 2 postseasons.

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/597121994094686208

  • Rick Johnson

    Zach Lowe
    ‏@ZachLowe_NBA
    The type of defense HOU played last night — transition, half-court, whatever — is winning you 0 playoff games against elite teams.

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/597040860946165762

  • JoeTeam

    Enjoying the results on Houston’s false elite. Let’s move on to a really fun game ahead in gsw v mem. kt and curry will not both have another off night, and Conley may have a letdown after having a pumped night due to sitting out a couple.

    Great bball tonight.

    Oh, and I’m for chi because of roses comeback and mirotic.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. I was watching the game just slightly before the run. It was so much fun to see Rox was taken out:-) No adjustments by KM. I hope to see the same in the next 2 games:-)

  • orLinaryjoe

    Flame on, human torch! Light it up!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW 85 (WAS) vs 66 (Hawks) after 3rd qtr. Wall was out for the playoffs; yet Hawks still collapse.

  • joyce ward

    My statement of Spurs/Hawks was not on fleek like last year when I predicted that the Spurs would win against the Heat. This year I am riding with Paul.

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/597176267834798080

  • Filler-up

    Atlanta is not the real deal.

  • John Lee

    You mean failing them AGAIN…and this time with no scapegoat.

  • joyce ward

    Nope they are not. GSW gotta bring it home.GO GSW

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    Paul Pierce just like Rose yesterday. He made the great shot & won the game.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think GSW very likely will win the ring this season.

  • JW

    I think rose was more of a prayer. Pierce knew he got it since he has a smaller guy on him.

  • CJSHYY

    Both took the difficult shot & made it. Great shot but also luck…I thought OT would happen but they both got the win.

  • JW

    Sure. Tough shot in term of end of game. Just saying Pierce can hit that 9 out of 10 times. Rose shot he maybe get 4 out of 10.

  • CJSHYY

    Did not hear any news about Fields this FA? Hope he can be w Lin at the same team again.

  • Briiick

    It’s not Haren’s business though.

  • Briiick

    LOL, Morey has sold Haren & KM for the next 3 seasons to Houston fans.

  • Briiick

    If they can’t stand it now, how about the next 3 seasons ?

  • sport

    Can’t compare Pierce has much more experience under his belt with rings to prove it. Wow if Nets beat Hawks that would be a surprise upset! If Hawks tie the next game it will be a long series for them.

  • sport

    GSW are being blown out by Grizzlies as we speak lol no they are not winning a ring! I’m happy cause I don’t like Steve Kerr. https://www.google.com/#q=NBA

  • sport

    So which team are you rooting for? Wow this Playoff has been full of surprises. Grizzlies will beat GSW for sure that is one large blow out right now! Now I’m not sure who will end at the finals but I definitely rooting for DRose and the Bulls!

  • sport

    Wall is just an overrated PG with flashy dunks, can’t compare to Paul Pierce!

  • sport

    Chi-Town for the Champ! D Rose to prove he’s better than Lebum all along and take his rightful place! He was always more athletic with those crazy dunks, just had too many injuries.

  • sport

    One word EXPOSED.

  • Bearness

    It will be Grizzles vs Clippers in Western Conference Finals.

  • Briiick

    Yeah, LAL will become the biggest loser in LA having paid KB the highest and then lost all fans to LAC.

  • sport

    Saw few seconds of it, Clippers had a big lead, no defense, already knew Clippers would win, so boring, didn’t even bother watching.

  • sport

    Yes it’s obvious now.

  • sport

    Yes! More teams for Lin to sign to!

  • sport

    Exactly why he wasn’t worried when Chris Paul was out.

  • sport

    Nah Clippers vs Bulls for Finals. Unless Clippers lose to Grizzlies.

  • joyce ward

    GSW

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    GSW lost?! oh well…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    GSW shoots too many 3’s and jump shot

  • CJSHYY

    GSW had bad shooting day… even in 4Q got so many chance to FT but they missed some of the FT?! Hope next game they will back to normal level.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Mem just had better shooting day w good D.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I watched the game & couldn’t believe how bad they played today?! I don’t like Kerr but I thought he is good adjustment on the game but not today… looked bad for GSW.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Nice!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Allen Wayne

    Basketball God frowned on Steven Kerr tonight, loving it.

  • John Lee

    Kerr exposed on being rookie coach who got lucky with a good squad.

  • JoeTeam

    Kerr – some humility
    Play Lee
    Do not Play Barbosa
    Calm DGreen down
    Have a fatherly talk with Steph and tell him MVP is nothing, they remember rings more
    Do a vulcan mind meld with KT to get hime to smile a bit
    Run plays to mo buckets
    Get Livinston fired up. He made a difference in his 9 mins

    In other words, coach the team man, time to earn it.

  • JoeTeam

    To all those who think JLin isn’t needed at GSW, just look at last 2 games. JLin is mentally much tougher than all of them: Steph, KT too moody, Barbosa freelancing and broken ankles by Conley, Bogut getting blasted by Gasol (hehe, Lin handled Pau), Dgreen running around lane violations and why gov in traffic when they almost pulled even? Lin would be such a great add …

  • blubell
  • joyce ward
  • John Lee

    Lin once held Conley scoreless, ’nuff said.

  • blubell
  • blubell

  • Brent Yen

    The point is not if lin is needed by gsw tho…it is the other way around

  • Keith

    Not Lin related .

    Tattoo guy acted tough toward an Asian guy, but got KOed in 20 sec.

  • Keith

    Hope everyone is safe in Philippines

    Super Typhoon Noul makes landfall in northeastern Philippines

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/10/asia/philippines-typhoon-noul/index.html

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for letting us know, Pray for Philippines and its people.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Was out whole day with my sis’ family and later siblings to celebrate Mother’s Day:-) Just got back. Wasn’t able to watch games except following the scores and result. Couldn’t believe GSW was so far behind when I checked during half time. Haven’t seen their games. It doesn’t look good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    51 days to FA. Seem like things are going to be getting even more interesting each day leading up to FA:-)

  • John Lee

    I’ll be back in LA during summer break, will be sure to enjoy the news reveal with my family…and fellow Lin fans right here.

  • Yascar

    Thanks Keith. I’m in Manila and it’s calm here but the north is beginning to feel the typhoon now.

  • JoeTeam

    You mean GSW need Lin? Yep. Lin needs GSW? Only so much as being home and having a great run yep.

  • sport

    Once the blow out was done you pretty much knew GSW wasn’t coming back cause Grizzlies’ the no.1 defensive team in the league.

  • sport

    Doesn’t matter GSW is the worst place to be for a PG looking to be a starter and having minutes! With Curry and Thompson taking all most of the minutes there will be non left for other guards! Not to mention another hater coach in Steve Kerr! It’s not just about the team but the coach as well!

  • sport

    Too many 3s and not enough inside plays.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe, my name is ___Team, so I hanker for Lin to come in his 29 mins right about now to beat Gasol, Conley, and that big mouth First Team All Defense. It riles me to see that strutting when it’s great play sure. Has nothing to do with excellence as far as life goes, because in real life when you strut, the bear eats you. Or, the village that made you great lets you go out alone next time and you get eaten next time. Kids can’t be learning from that, it just makes life and society harder because we all have to be graceful to one another for this to work.

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so….

  • webattorney

    That was funny. Glad the obnoxious guy lost. Would have felt the same way even if races were reversed.

  • webattorney

    I love MEM players’ attitudes. Glad they are giving GSW all it can handle. Love teams like Clippers and MEM when they take it to so-called “great” teams.

  • webattorney

    I want GSW to lose because of Kerr. Lol

  • webattorney

    Like I said, real games begin in playoff games; in NBA you can skip regular season entirely and just watch 4th quarters of playoff games. These regular season records don’t mean a thing, and home court advantage is meaningless. Predicted Clippers would win and that Rockets has no chance against either Spurs and Clippers primarily because Rockets are so Harden-centric that if you can manage to limit Harden to less than 25 points, you have a very good chance to win. Rockets is a very disjointed team. This is why even if CP3 doesn’t play all that well (CP3 plays decently to well most of times), CP3’s presence on the court helps Clippers so much because he’s so good at utilizing his teammates’ strengths and is basically a player-coach on the court.

  • Brent Yen

    The difference of regular season and playoff is like the effort differences those police detectives (in any crime drama) put to find a regular killer and a cop killer.

  • Brent Yen

    I hope it will happen in playoff, one day…

  • 1mtoldman

    u r correct that if you manage to limit to harden to less than 25 point you have a very good chance to win; the further and more significant variable there is: limit harden to single digit fta’s, you will limit him to less than 25 points and u have almost 50% chance of winning; but if harden gets double digit fta’s; the rockets win 80% of the time.

    so not only are the rockets “harden-centric”; harden is “ft-centric”. “a foul creating machine” to quote rick carlisle.

  • 1mtoldman

    how far north? im not hearing yesterday from phil. luzon contacts. i thought was only far north but maybe is disrupting communications further south.

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha. Good one. Does that mean Austin Rivers is really good? Lol

  • 1mtoldman

    its nothing new. anyone i know in philippines has had all their stuff blown away at least once. you just (if you survive) clean up and start over.

    the reason that last big storm awhile back had so many deaths and so long to clean up was because was in a very remote area minimally populated and with no infrastructure nor anyone there any one cared about (until international media got involved).

    and hey almost everyone in the catholic philippines prays. all the time.

  • webattorney

    Maybe time to change his game to make it more suitable for playoff games.

  • webattorney

    Actually, I am all for Lin joining GSW and play for 15 to 18 minutes per game, mainly because I don’t there are many teams where he can play more. But I don’t trust Kerr guy to treat Lin fairly.

  • sport

    Every other playoff game seems boring now after the intense Spurs vs Clippers.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    linspiredinca
    ‏@linspiredinca
    She told me to ignore everyone else & pursue my NBA dream. Actually she was the 1st who ever told me I could make it.
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/597504118312148992

  • blubell

    Dear Mom…
    Jeremy’s message to mom starts @ 4:47

  • Acbc

    They may need him, but the really big question is will they appreciate him. With Kerr at the helm, his slant on things could get ugly like Mchale. Houston need Lin too…but you know that he’ll be the butt of all the negative comments again.

  • sport

    I’m so mad, Refs rigged the game, gave Cavs free time out with that video review!!!

  • JoeTeam

    if kerr loses this series, he’s gonna have to take a hard look at this own attitude. He has a great team, and 2 games in a row is on him.

  • JoeTeam

    that free time out was ridiculous. Running out of time was a great pressure point. Go Soccer!

  • Yascar

    Far north. Isabela, Batanes, Ilocos area. It’s a super typhoon so could be disrupting communications. Monday morning here in Manila and not feeling it here at all but there’s definitely disruption in those areas.

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    That goal by Messi was really amazing!

  • John Lee

    An axiom.

    Cases in point: Corey Brewer 51 pts on 19/30, Austin Rivers 25 pts on 10/13.

  • John Lee

    Playoffs have a different level of intensity, so holding Conley scoreless would be kind of difficult. However, a team-defense-minded team led by Jeremy should be capable of containing him to single digit scoring.

  • John Lee

    That’s bollocks. D12 had 21 FTAs alone, but even when you take ALL THOSE away, Rox still had 43 FTAs (11 more than Clips). Harden alone had 15, clearly a case of league not wanting Rox to be swept for the sake of money and marketing (Harden as MVP runner-up being swept wouldn’t look so good).

  • John Lee

    It wasn’t so obvious during regular season, but playoff games are what really show what coaches are made of.

  • John Lee

    Hahaha on McHale’s comment about not hacking, DeAndre Jordan got 14 FTAs in the 1st Q alone. The irony.

  • JoeTeam

    they paid all that money to watch DJ miss FTs. They gotta chance the rule a little. All McHale can do, copy Pop.

  • Brent Yen

    Jamal Crawford got way too many called than he really deserved..

  • rookie75094

    corey brewer got block by the rim and then fould a 3 pts shooter….hahahah…7-0 clipper run

  • rookie75094

    I don’t mind as long as it is against to rockettes

  • Brent Yen

    No arguments there….lol

  • JoeTeam

    even harden is out of rhythm. This hack stuff makes the game a game of horse.

  • Brent Yen

    I think it will work if you are leading and you are a team like Spurs. Not good for free flowing teams or ISO teams…

  • JoeTeam

    yep, Spurs need rest along the way.

  • Brent Yen

    They do not need “rhythm” to generate a good shot either. They just miss shots. Typical teams miss shots PLUS they lost the flow…

  • JoeTeam

    I’m learning even after lin is partying … I like it!

  • Briiick

    McHale is lost.

  • Brent Yen

    JMO…..lol

  • Brent Yen

    I feel Brewer is a good piece if he is playing with Lin

  • Brent Yen

    HOU hitting panic mode I guess

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahahahahaha

  • rookie75094

    I am getting my popcorn ready to enjoy the coming epic meltdown chernebyl magnitude at cf…… some one should call the paramedic to cf for the upcoming mass suicide…hahahah

  • Brent Yen

    Just got the fried chicken for myself…

  • rookie75094

    extra butter popcorn for me…hehe

  • Yascar

    Just saw the box score. Hou in meltdown. What the heck is going on with them?! Not that I’m complaining…

  • Brent Yen

    It is always Matt Barnes…..I hate it, and of course Miller loves it..

  • Brent Yen

    HOU is missing Lin, CP25 and D-MO…

  • rookie75094

    it’s call the messing with Jlin effect…hahhaha

  • rookie75094

    the hacka Jordan backfired….hahaha

  • rookie75094

    rockettes killer…. Austin Rivers

  • rookie75094

    cornerstone harden is wishing he got his role players back….hahaha

  • Charlie S

    Rocket still a work in progress

    http://i.imgur.com/O0mb6HX.gif

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Rox are in foul trouble. Total meltdown. Keep going Clippers. Crush, kill, destroy!

  • JoeTeam

    Hey man, opinions are how we learn wisdom. Data goes so far … box score.

  • rookie75094

    nice… I like

  • John Lee

    Would’ve been a sweep if it wasn’t for those cheating refs.

  • rookie75094

    even the cf serve has crash and burned…. perhaps it is clutch the hater smashed it himself…haha

  • JoeTeam

    he has no clue …

  • rookie75094

    McHale is praying…. please Lord stop punish me … I am sorry for hating on Jlin….. hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Why do Hack a something again when you clearly does not want to play anymore….should speed up the game instead..lol

  • rookie75094

    the rockettes logo onm that would be perfect…hehe… where are the photoshop experts?

  • rookie75094

    they enjoy pain and suffering…haha

  • rookie75094

    while the rockettes play hack a Jordan….clutch the number is clear guy is playing hack a server…hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Someone got too many practice FT shots in the game, he is starting to be good at it…lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    1) McHale can’t do in game adjustments so the hack is still on.
    2) Each Rox player wants to foul out quickly and relieve his own suffering.

  • Brent Yen

    I like the second point! LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Some said Nick Johnson is the future, will be much better than Lin. He has a long long way to go for that..

  • rookie75094

    clips up by 24 end of third… I want to see a 70 points blow out

  • rookie75094

    most of those some are haters from cf

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just got back and checked the score. WOW! Rox is really having trouble with Clippers. Great news:-) One more game and they are out of round 2. Go Clippers even though I’ve never liked the team. If I have to choose between Clippers and Rox, Clippers is the team.

  • rookie75094

    howard got ejected…hit the road jack…haha

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    McHale thought of a way to turn the momentum around. Only it didn’t work.

  • rookie75094

    36 points to go for a 70 points blowout…yes!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like Blake Griffin is still not the playmaker ppl tried to sell, yet.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Howard got ejected from the game @9:52 4th qtr. “Rox got very frustrated” announcer said:-)

  • rookie75094

    there only a few true playmaker in the nba…. and Jlin is one of them

  • rookie75094

    the wntire 4th quarter is garbage time now.

  • John Lee

    They’re frustrated? Imagine the Clippers who got the sweep stolen from them!

  • rookie75094

    the rockettes sitting on the bench wishing they have lost to the mavs so they don’t have to endure this humiliation on national tv…haha

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They should just forfeit the last game.

  • Brent Yen

    It never worked….nothing worked for him anyway. Basically he never worked……

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Expect another great post-game interview from McHale.

  • BobbyH

    Thank you. Learn one more word.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL even with that, Clippers cook Rox with ease in the next 3 games:-)

  • Brent Yen

    We just need to play harder, I know..lol

  • rookie75094

    Jlinportal is the penhouse compared to the outhouse that is cf

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    D12 opts out. Harden demands a trade. And McHale?…Fired!

  • I am The Jason

    The basketball gods are delivering today. Rockets are losing this game and it serves them right. All that Hack A Jordan got them no where. The NBA should do something about that. It makes the game unbearable to watch and hearing the Reggie Miller agreeing with the tactic just further infuriate me.

  • Brent Yen

    I want them all stay!!!

  • Acbc

    Haha, the only thing they are clutching is their “Depends” as they run from their runs.

  • rookie75094

    sample thread titles from cf….

    Morey’s theory is a **** ( 1 2)

    Patricker

    Today 10:18 PM
    by RoxBeliever

    24
    827

    Is this actually worse than a 1st round exit?

    TheRealist137

    Today 10:18 PM
    by dmoneybangbang

    14
    111

    Fire Kevin McHale

    rlambs26

    Today 10:18 PM
    by pippendagimp

    5
    24

    “Who are you and what did you do with Joey Dorsey?”
    ( 1 2 3 4 5 … Last
    Page)

    Clutch

    Today 10:18 PM
    by Snow Villiers

    205
    27,494

    Morey Built This Team – It’s On Him ( 1 2 3 4 5 … Last
    Page)

    dwhite

    Today 10:18 PM
    by leebigez

    144
    5,033

    I’m not angry, I’m dissapointed thread.

    DreamShook

    Today 10:18 PM
    by ksny15

    10
    178

    We were lucky

    deshen

    Today 10:17 PM
    by Downtown Sniper

    12
    406

    Official Fire McHale Thread ( 1 2 3 4 5 … Last
    Page)

    FTW Rockets FTW

    Today 10:17 PM
    by slapyomoma

    11,480
    902,100

    Protest this team! ( 1 2)

    Amel

    Today 10:17 PM
    by thesimp

    31
    644

    Dwight Howard has a player option next year…
    ( 1 2)

    astros123

    Today 10:17 PM
    by LosPollosHermanos

    35
    1,197

    Things to work on for next season

    Kim

    Today 10:15 PM
    by CCorn

    3
    59

    Face it, folks, the Clippers are just better at NBA
    than the Rockets are ( 1 2 3 4 5 … Last
    Page)

    Carl Herrera

    Today 10:15 PM
    by sugrlndkid

    203
    12,400

    Sacrifice Game 5 to end Mchales coaching Career

    Beardaholic13

    Today 10:15 PM
    by HouStu_Rocket

    13
    349

    Poll:
    What do you consider a
    successful season for the Rockets ( 1 2 3)

    blahblehblah

    Today 10:13 PM
    by RESINator

    45
    2,212

    Time to head on over to the Texans forum…

  • Brent Yen

    As far as I am enjoying this, please never bring things on CF here….please, please please..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Wow the Rox are really embarrassing themselves.

  • Acbc

    No no, I want to hear his famous lumberjack analogy.

  • rookie75094

    the rockettes just got mercily killed by the final buzzer…hehe

  • Brent Yen

    LOL, stay tuned then…

  • rookie75094

    now that the rockettes got killed in the game…. their killing in the press begins… starting with TNT…hehe

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    The Rockets should learn some Japanese Algebra so as to defeat the Clippers LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Sorry to dissappoint you Mel, but we will only get to enjoy 1 more game like this one. And that’s assuming the Rox show up to be humiliated in front of their home crowd.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not McHale. I really look forward to him getting the boot.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I am so happy to see Harden’s face & Mc…. LOL! Rox is really bad today… haha!

  • John Lee

    Refs might rig it again like in Game 2 to save Rox some face.

  • Rick Johnson
  • John Lee

    Nonononono, the Rox deserve to continue to burn by keeping Morey, McHale and Harden for eternity.

  • John Lee

    You lost me at “McHale thought”…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    But McHale is so stupid he is going to keep trying to commit fouls on Jordan.

  • Brent Yen

    Will JC ref that game….lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I guess I’m influenced by so many comments insisting that Lin may return to Houston. McHale being fired is a minimum requirement.

  • CJSHYY

    What did TNT say about Rox?

  • Acbc

    The Rcokets will get blown up good by TNT. M&M at lost for words without JLin scapegoat. Howard to opt out of final year. Woohoo, things are only going to be getting worst for Morey. Karma is a beach.

  • Acbc

    You mean they miss the JLin X-cuse factor. I seem to recall Lin was the reason they lost last year…..not.

  • Briiick

    Being blown out once, twice, the 3rd time and likely the 4th time in the 2nd round is 10X more humiliating than losing in the 1st round with a good fight. They need to kill a few scapegoats to feed their fans, LOL.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Got this from another side… what a shame! smh!

    Postgame interview

    Both K. McHale and J. Harden suggesting that they aren’t getting any calls after the Clippers complained after game 2

  • Dan Cohen

    lets’ celebrate AFTER roxieorgies are really done… no jinxing.

  • Dan Cohen

    If jordan got 20 of that 28 fga.. game would prolly be over by then..
    so jordan will prolly go back to practice his ft now.. .like how dh12 did.

  • Dan Cohen

    tha’ts what I”m afraid of..
    So cp3 and company should be aware and improvise.

  • Dan Cohen

    i watch replays.. so surprise hack a jordan was SO early in the game when it was almost like tied. Guess mchale doesn’t want t o lose this game really bad..

  • yes, let’s not bring other site threads here.

  • yes, I agree with Brent. Let’s not bring other site threads here.

    Morey and McHale would have to live with their chosen system if it fails flat

  • yes, Mayweather only cares about himself so deep down he has jealousy of how much more well liked Manny in real life is although he has a better boxing record

  • I agree. He must’ve heard something from the players

  • Good Rocket fan appreciate JLin and Parsons

    https://twitter.com/WhoIsYoda/status/597586979635662849

  • DJSlik

    he’s like a lot of ABTs who grew up in a household speaking mandarin–great accent, horrible vocabulary.

  • Keith

    McHale blamed Lin for the loss in his post game interview.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Rox really played so bad tonight.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisPalmerNBA/status/597605814019448832

  • CJSHYY

    Glad Lin is not in Rox now otherwise they will blame him for the big lose. I think D12 will not stay w Rox after next season.

  • CJSHYY
  • Grace Nsns

    Clippers found a way to guard Harden with hands up or on back, lol

  • CJSHYY

    Like I said w/o FT, Harden is just another SG only. LOL!

  • I agree. D12 can see that Harden doesn’t really make him better
    Harden’s playoff inefficiency is getting more exposed

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops. The last 3 games:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin is celebrating:-)
    @JLin7 (LINE):希望大家都有一個很棒的週末,我知道我媽媽很開心!
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/597664227113865216

  • John Lee

    You must’ve missed WALL-E. LOL
    (See bow area)

  • real-dsb

    Wow, Clippers humiliated the Rockets. McHale trying to emulate Pops with the hack-a-center, but failing miserably.

    Warriors in a tight spot though, gotta get their outside shooting touch back.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a feeling that Clippers and Grizzlies are going to be in Conference Final. Clippers is pretty much seals it after Game 4. Have to wait to see about Grizzlies at Game 4. If Grizzlies win the game, then it’s pretty much seal it as well.

  • KL

    Well, it really seems that the Rockets were fortunate to have met the aging and dysfunctional (Rondo) Mavericks. Now Harden’s lack of leadership and mental strength are really exposed.

    Morey once called Harden the most underrated player ever during a radio interview. That was meant to underline Morey’s ability to unearth talent.

    But Morey backed the wrong horse. Sure Harden is talented (I even respect his ability to get free throws) but he was never a leader and probably will never be one.

  • Maknusia

    I wont be surprised…if Clippers keep the same momentum they had with Spurs…they would go into finals

  • BobbyH

    Well, I did watch the movie. Just missed the name of the ship. LNOL.

  • BobbyH

    Image if Morey backed the right guy and build around him. Just too bad ego and politics got in the way.

  • KL

    Honestly Harden and Lin backcourt could have been unstoppable. Sigh… So many what ifs.

  • Maknusia

    JH doesnt seem to know how to adjust his game when the opponents tough up on him

  • Maknusia

    He had been spoiled to rely too much on his FTs..and obviously McHale is no help!

  • Maknusia

    lol…at least that would be a record!

  • Maknusia

    yeah…thats what I thought, when they first got JH and for couple of games…they were superb. If only they had another coach!…sigh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Didn’t Morey say that HARDEN is unstoppable? The problem is J Harden stops himself very often.

  • KL

    I have always blamed McHale more than Morey. Morey is the one who broke his promises (i.e. Lin and Asik) but McHale could have made things work and held Harden accountable.

  • Maknusia

    Some are recognizing a little too late!…

    <<
    Lin, with all the negativity hurled onto him by several pundits, could have made a major impact in the series and saved the day for the Rockets, if only he were given another chance to play a crucial role with a title contender.

    The Rockets, who is expected to pursue Lin again this offseason, know this fact very well and are paying a high price of pulling off an off-season blunder last off-season.
    >>

  • Filler-up

    It worked. Just that Rox offense did not deliver and then they couldn’t defend either.

  • John Lee

    “A is for Axiom, your home sweet home. B is for Buy N Large, your very best friend.”

    How did you escape the brainwashing? LOL

  • Maknusia

    How often do you guys get this kinda hurricane?

  • 1mtoldman

    really is it a surprise to anyone (here) that rockets lose? it shouldn’t surprise anyone (anywhere).

    whats the stat? 18 years only 2 series playoff wins, and thats including the freebie they got courtesy of
    the great rondo combustion. (has that been used as a big bang title?)

    however the harden rules did not apply in this past game: he did get his fta’s and rockets till got buried.

    the thing i find ironic is that mchale was criticizing hack a whoever saying: well if they dont want us to get so many free throws stop fouling us intentionally; then he turns around and does the same thing (of course it doesn’t work).

    re. smh.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not surprised with the loss but was surprised to witness the games were over in the mid 3rd qtr in playoff games. Should be closer games:-)

  • MoominFloren

    In game adjustment is overrated lol

  • Bearness

    What surprised me the most from rise of Clippers is how well Austin Rivers has been playing. Really did not see that one coming.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Philly may go after Lin afterall. Would be very interesting to see how he does there with the 2 big centers that could be use in pick n roll…Sixers will must likely draft a point guard so I wonder how this would mean if they also get jeremy…Maybe a 2 point guard back-court.

  • kittyhead

    When you play against Harden, it’s just normal. lol

  • BobbyH

    Of 30 NBA teams, out of 450+ elite NBA players, who can deliver the clutch shots, like leBron and Rose did in the past 2 games in that series? How many, given the opportunity can do that, with skill, talent and mental strength (and of course with coach/team players support) ?

    As some posters suggested here, only the playoff games (esp. in 4Q)
    worth watching. That’s where all the tension build up and all the
    attentions, highlights and spotlights gathering in that specific moments
    when the games/series are on the line.

    Some players step up in playoff (Rose, Rivers, Paul …), some disappeared (you know who, Leonard, Parker …). It is just too bad that we as Lin fans, won’t get a chance to see how Lin will perform.

    Nerveless, this year playoff series are getting more intense and interesting as it goes deep.

    A side note, I enjoy the failure to lunch, per Rockets.

  • JJ Hui

    Thanks and that ‘s interesting! Please email me prairiehui@ gmail.com
    if possible so we can have some little privacy 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hurry up! Byron Scott is awaiting. By the way, Byron can use your prayer too.

  • Maknusia

    JH been playing well during regular season and had proved compared to previous seasons…hence I thought he will stepup during playoffs…looks like he is still the same when it comes to playoff…when things gets rough…he hides…Mchale as usual doesnt know how to adjust and play defense.

    The team been build on being too depended on a single player…sigh

  • Maknusia

    True…and I always felt, not much difference between Asik and Howard….they bring the same to the plate (end of the day). They could have easily maintained the same team with CP, OA and JL/JH as the backcourt duo

  • Maknusia

    lol…very true

  • KL

    I have already commented on Harden’s lack of leadership and mental strength. Kobe is not much better. The stats have shown that Kobe is not that clutch despite the hype. He was probably protected by Phil Jackson’s coaching during critical games.

    Also Kobe’s “leadership” seems to be just bullying everyone to pander to him. Again, protected by a great coach in Phil Jackson and great team mates. No denying Kobe is talented but his mental strength and poor leadership was really exposed this season once his physical skills diminished.

  • Kwok Wai Lai
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Hands up, no foul, please shoot!

  • it was surprising since he had the same problem last year with Wes Matthews. I guess he’s too heavily dependent on his FT-baiting techniques and never developed skills to counter tough D

  • 7iger

    They also miss the solely scapegoat

  • gasparthe2nd

    Dear Leslie and Daryl and Kevin and James

    so why is Dwight Howard so pissed off Again?

    Too bad that your coach has no tact has no grit;

    guess he just can’t compete against the truly elite.

    Hurrah to the Clippers, Doc Rivers and them

    as the pitiful rockets get blown out again.

    And for this, K. McHale, you besmirch the good LIN?

    You’ll be sober in Houston

    for there’ll be no champagne.

  • sport

    Sixers are the worst team to be on! They are the forever tanking team with a GM who’ve learned under Morey! No Thanks!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He played well in game 3 but in game 2 he literally fell flat on his face causing a turnover at a critical moment. May well have cost us the sweep of the Rox. If it were Lin, all focus would be on his game 2 performance.

  • Briiick

    Morey has to find another big scapegoat for Haren after Lin left, he has found one.

  • webattorney

    As much as I like Lin to play a lot of minutes, with 2 seconds left, I think the ball should go to a player who can create enough spacing and get off a good shot quickly; and that’s not Lin. Lin probably will find the best shooter though.

  • webattorney

    Pundits at TNT predicted Rockets would win, and I said “no way, they don’t know how to recognize good teams even when they played BB at the highest level.”

  • Brent Yen

    He is just out of moves….I think it is actually ok for him to do it. HOU D was not working anyway…

  • sport

    Don’t feel sorry for Dwight at all, never said anything when Lin got unfairly benched for that Scrub! He also refused to place PnR and never spoke up regarding Hogden’s ball hogging ways.

  • sport

    Parker was coming back from an injury, he’s shone up countless times for playoffs. As for Leonard not sure what happened, he disappeared after that 30+ game. Either Clippers shut him down or he didn’t know when to take over.

  • BobbyH

    Is this the area he can improve on? Creating his own shots, not relying on PnR?

  • gasparthe2nd

    Yeap, the rockettes really made some baaaaaaad choices. They are now reaping what they sowed 🙂

  • Charlie S

    Wanna hear a good joke? Flashback to Dec 2014.

    https://twitter.com/dmorey/status/547806347182751744

  • BobbyH

    Yes, one and only adjustment he did in the series, hack a Jordon.

  • Rick Johnson

    Richard Yao
    ‏@PeteStopTire
    @CNM_JLin_Vids @TheHerd says Rox players don’t like Harden.. and McHale has coached himself out of a job.. Truth is hard to hide
    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/597849438527205376

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    Great dig, Charlie S … you can’t make this stuff up!

  • Rick Johnson

    Rockets really blew it when JLin was there. They had so much talent and could have gone far if used property by a competent coach. If Harden played SG instead of SG/defacto PG, JLin ran the point and they did PnR with JLin and Howard as well as still had Parsons they would have been really good that year.

    Now I bet Dwight’s camp is going to start making noise, either ask to be traded or force McHale out or he’d going to opt out of his player option.

  • JoeTeam

    Yesterday’s Rox LAC game: watched the futile 1Q hack-a-thon. Thought … this is ridiculous. You don’t employ that until the game shapes up because you end up getting your own peeps in foul trouble too early. Then sporadically watched until Clips started their move. Came back later to see blowout results. So, to me, it’s ALL on McHale. He went with a horse game, and LAC played bball. McHale just is a bad coach, and Morey is now exposed. Y’all should hear the local talk radio here about Billy Bean dismantling the A’s. They call him the ‘look at me’ manager, who has to do stuff to prove to the world he’s right. Morey might have done a lot of that who knows.

    Anyway, LAC through Rox. I like Ariza, Brewer a few others. Hope GSW do better tonight. Hope WAS can survive without Wall. They are saying he can come back on re-eval? Hope so, to me he’s a good egg.

  • 1mtoldman

    “I never thought I would say this, but I think the Clippers can win the NBA Championship.” –earvin “magic” johnson

  • JoeTeam

    We’ll see what Kerr is made of tonight. I think yes, Curry is in a slump and DGreen is not thinking right, but Kerr has been riding the easy train too long. If GSW doesn’t win tonight, it’s on him. To many coaching things he needs to do to get this team back on track. It’s not physical, GSW has the ability as a team and skills to win the series and championship.

  • GoodDayLA

    Obviously you did not watch the game. Harden casually guarded Rivers with no energy or pressure. Rivers has always been a bust so Harden treated Rivers like one.

    But Harden slacked off so much and gave Rivers free reign that Rivers got confident after making 1 or 2 shots. Now Rivers is so confident he is also using his speed to blow past Harden for layups. Harden is like a statute who cannot guard anyone.

    The Rockets try to hide him on Blake Griffin and Blake is destroying Harden.

    Coach Doc is brilliant in exposing Harden’s bad defense. Doc is the best in the NBA at doing it to Harden. but you have to have the horses to do it and the Clippers are stacked. There is nowhere Houston can hide Harden on defense.

    Harden created the Austin Rivers monster. It is all on Harden.

  • CJSHYY

    I think GSW have better back court than Clippers but they don’t have good PF & C like Clippers so if these two teams vs each other…. Clippers maybe will win if Curry & Thompson don’t have good shooting day.

  • GoodDayLA

    The Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies are the 2 best teams left.

    It is obvious at this point the Warriors cannot beat the Grizzlies. It will be 3-1 after tonight.

    Grizzlies probably win it in 6.

  • 1mtoldman

    espn bpi has it chances to win it all

    clips 41%
    warriors 24%
    cavs 16%
    griz 7%

  • GoodDayLA

    I disagree. Because even with Jlin there, Harden does not play defense – PERIOD.

    Who would Harden guard? No matter Parsons, or Dmo, or Lin there, Harden simply cannot guard other scoring NBA wing players.

    Mchale attempted to hide Harden on Blake Griffin and Harden got destroyed.

    I am glad Jlin is off the team of the Rockets. Lin would just look like another loser on this poorly constructed squad that is inherently flawed because James Harden is a bulky jump shooter with no other bag of tricks and is unable to play any lick of defense.

  • GoodDayLA

    Now that we know what the Rockets are, it is clear the Rockets can never beat the Clippers, Spurs, or Golden State Warriors.
    I am happy knowing this certainty. It is not a guess, I am certain.

    James Harden is really bad on defense. The jokes about him are not exaggerations.

    Harden tries to hide by guarding other team’s non scoring SF or PF when he is exposed guarding other guards. Against teams like Clippers, Spurs, Warriors, where all 5 can score, there is no hiding Harden anywhere on defense.

    And that’s why the Rockets are doomed as constructed.

    Harden will consistently lead his team to about 55 wins every near for the next 6 years and score 25 PPG, but they will always lose in the early rounds.

    It’s wonderful to know the Rockets are just going to be a non contending playoff team. It’s the fate of any team with James Harden on it playing significant minutes.

  • real-dsb

    > Yesterday’s Rox LAC game: watched the futile 1Q hack-a-thon. Thought
    … this is ridiculous. You don’t employ that until the game shapes up
    because you end up getting your own peeps in foul trouble too early.

    Yeah, seriously. It’s like when a dumb person tries to act smart by using a big word that that don’t actually understand, but they use it wrong and make themselves look even dumber. For example, “Game 7 will be the penultimate game in the series.”

    McHale was probably thinking, “Gee, all these smart coaches like Pops use hack-a-center. Maybe if I use hack-a-center, I’ll be smart too. Wait, I know, I’ll top them by starting the hacking at the beginning of the game! I am a genius. Muhahaha…”

  • real-dsb

    Pivotal game for the Warriors tonight.

    I believe that their 3pt shooting will return to norm tonight. I heard on the radio that they were something like 8 for 34 on open 3s (according to SportVU) the past 2 games (less than 25%). Whereas they were over 40% during the season on open 3s.

    So it’s not like they’re not getting open looks, they just haven’t been falling the past 2 games. Which then makes them play too tight and start to force the issue, giving up turnovers. They need to be patient and stick to their strengths: don’t force dribbles into traffic, giving up turnovers. Patiently pass the ball, and take the catch and shoot 3s.

    Go Warriors!

  • real-dsb

    Lakers rumored to plan to offer Jimmy Butler max contract:
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/11/report-lakers-preparing-to-offer-jimmy-butler-max-contract

    “For their sake, I hope the Lakers have a backup plan. Butler wants to stay in Chicago, and the Bulls want to keep him. If the Lakers sign him to an offer sheet, they’d almost certainly just be tying up their cap space for a few days until the Bulls match –
    all while other free agents sign elsewhere.”

    LOL, that would be funny if the all the big free agents spurned the Lakers max offers. Why would Butler want to go to the Lakers when they already have Kobe at SG? He’d have to play out of position at SF and defer to Kobe.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    If the sixers are offering Lin the starting job, he should take it and put it upon himself to help them win…At least, there won’t be ball-dominant player there…They have 2 young budding centers and will probably add a shooting/small forward top rookie.

    It’s not like Lin will get plenty of great offer that will guaranty him 30minute per game..unless you believe he should take a bench job with probably 15 minute at best.

  • Finally, JLin started to resume Off-season training to shed that 5-6 lbs!
    All tiger fans can relax now 😀

    JLin fans can start hitting the gym too now. Who’s up for it?

    Note: FB 6-second video can’t be found on twitter yet

  • Charlie S

    Training for FA =)

  • where did you hear about this?

  • Even though it’s a simple video (with a relatively easy drill, although it might be more difficult, depending on how hard he is pounding that ball), it’s pretty exciting to see!

    I wonder why he (and other athletes) train long sleeve. It always feels cooler and more comfortable in short sleeve. Maybe the long sleeve can be protection during a game, but for drills?

    (More practically, I wonder if I have any reason to practice in long sleeve instead of my regular shorts/t-shirt.)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Clippers teach you how to avoid fouls on JH:-)
    https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/NBA/M.1431334395.A.F81.html

  • as far as I read long-sleeve is supposedly provide better recovery or prevent injuries.

    Not sure if NBA players like LeBron, KD just feel comfortable or more confident in it

    Here is one interesting explanation about it:

    Arm Sleeves
    http://www.eastbay.com/knowledgebase/default.cfm?article=knowledgebase_basketball_compression_recovery_clothing&cm_sp=Knowledgebase-_-Articlefeed-_-compressionrocoveryclothing
    Basketball arm sleeves are more than just a fashion statement. Especially beneficial to players recovering from an arm injury, compression arm sleeves support and warm the arm’s muscles. The compression fit reduces muscle vibration to help prevent injuries or aggravation of current injuries – especially those relating to the bicep, elbow, or forearm. Compression arm sleeves can boost your shooting confidence and offer protection to help you stay in the game.

  • emz

    might be related to

    1) sweat/weightloss

    2) proprioception – like the black tape you’re seeing alot of players wear and tape, the sensation on the arms helps the body have feedback on how it’s navigating through space, and thus helps with balance and giving feedback on how much force you’re expending at any time.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yep, McHale was just blabbering without saying anything. Harden tried to look cool, calm and collected but either that sports coat didn’t fit right or he was involuntarily arching his back like a cat. Really pathetic but they have only themselves to blame.

  • I hope he will release a similar video to his off-season training 2 years ago to drum up interest in FA 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like Lin goes back to training mode, hard work long summer begins

  • This is JLin explaining his training methods in 2014
    I hope he plans something new similar to SCurry’s workout that helped him to achieve MVP level

  • yes, I hope he chooses something new similar to SCurry workout with Accelerate Basketball to get even better.
    Plus make a media splash for the FA

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Kawhi doesn’t accept the Spurs generous max offer, then you’ll know something was fishy.

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    He gets it, maybe not tru Accelerate Basketball…but he will get it done

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I really wanted to see the Rox suffer the humiliation of getting swept too. But that questionable win they eked out in game 2? It may be another one of those NBA “blessings in disguise.” Because now they may have to face their final disgraceful blowout in front of their home crowd. That could be the straw that causes all heck to break loose. Have the popcorn ready for that one…

  • thanks for the replies! Hmm… probably not enough reason for me to go long-sleeve, haha. Maybe if I were a professional athlete…

  • Brent Yen

    It is very comfortable to me…..especially if you are not young anymore…lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Kurtis Stryker I had better handles in grade 9
    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 1. this was warmup 2. id cook you and your broke handles lol

  • I agree. Every off-season he proved that he had the desire, talent and work ethic to improve (i.e. 3PT, left-hand, defense) and he delivered. He seemed to know what’s expected from him

    I can’t wait to hear what he sets his goals for this off-season.
    I mean besides picking the right coach/team LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Probably JLin will say the same in the past couple years; maybe added in a couple more items:-)

  • LOL .. JLin shot him down!
    Too funny!

  • Brent Yen

    The most impressive part about this 3 yrs is that you can see a clear improvement in every year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I know. Glad that JLin responded to this self-righteous person. JLin knows better of what he needs to work on than any of his fans:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He even improved in the season. That’s even more impressive to me:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Yes ma’am!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Game 4: Atlanta Hawks 65 vs Washington Wizards 55 @ half time

  • Brent Yen

    His training seems very typical, but I do not understand why Curry did not bulk up given how much work he put in? He got in trouble a lot of times when his defenders were physically bullying him…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL! That’s the only reason I let JLin be JLin. He knows what he is doing; not me:-) BB definitely isn’t my strength:-)

  • I guessed the Hawks would win this to tie the series 2-2.
    With John Wall out, Hawks underestimated the Wizards and lost the last game to trail 1-2
    They won’t make the same mistake in this game

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t know nor watch the games:-) Just check the scores to see who is winning:-) Only game I watched a little from time to time was Spurs vs Clippers and Clippers vs Rox. Also a glimpse of Mavs vs Rox.

  • I don’t have time to watch it either 🙂
    Just read some articles about the series

    I’d probably make time to see the next game when Clippers close out the Rockets.
    I want to see what else McHale can do to avoid the embarrassment.
    Maybe a close loss (10pt) will do since they will keep him for another 3 years *muahaha*

  • absolutely ,, plus the progress happened when they kept changing his roles.
    That shows how tough minded he is when his confidence can be easily shaken

  • he had recovered from ankle injuries and surgeries that was almost career-ending.

    My guess is they don’t want him to stress it by bulking up so he went the route to improve speed & agility.
    Such is the NBA situation nowadays when All-Stars just need to play offense and not much D

  • so you’re saying it made you feel youthful? LOL

  • hey, Brent said it’s good when you’re not so young anymore 🙂
    so give it a try, it might make you feel 5 years younger! hehe

  • Briiick

    Every NBA team should watch this: hands up or behind.

  • JoeTeam

    Lol, good analogy. Mc hale is not the best mind in bball. An inside bruiser in his time, I’ll give him that.

  • JoeTeam

    Resistance is futile, mua

  • JoeTeam

    Time for you or psalm to interview doc

  • JoeTeam

    What Lin went thru, he’dbe good for gsw tonight. They need a touch minded robust comeback at mem grindhouse

  • JoeTeam

    Jerry west said on local tv steph is a low effort guy in that he does everything smoothly and without contact. I think Lin is a better blend fir example Lin could intimidate gridhouse Allen and Conley.

  • JoeTeam

    Jerry west likes his low effort style

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think you can be a #1 option on a team without any contact…..#3 maybe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I had time sometimes to watch the games if I wanted to watch it. However, I just don’t have the motivation to watch when there is no JLin:-)

  • JoeTeam

    Well, you can see they need lins toughness in going in and getting the fouls. Tonight is the test. If steph fails right, it’s like last year when the very thing you are calling out, his lack of strength against a bruiser, was more exposed.

  • real-dsb

    Curry *DID* bulk up. Look up his rookie year pictures. =)

  • JoeTeam

    Come to thinkof it, all the mvp fans saying steph is doubled … they don’t have memories of how well Lin came to deal with that. All in a day’s work for our boy just back in the office.

  • Brent Yen

    Everyone does, if compared to their rookie yr…lol

  • JoeTeam

    ADavis … stork to trex

  • Acbc

    None of us are. Armchair athletes talk a lot about what it takes but they are in those armchairs for a reason.

    What a lot of us see is that Lin keeps improving and keeps working. That’s all we can ever ask of him. The best we can ever do for Lin is to trust and believe in him.

  • Acbc

    I’ve had my doubts about the GSWs for a while in regards to their playoff aspirations. I guess I’m old school that way. To me, it’s like football a bit. A team that wins by the passing game or deep threats can only go so far. At some point you need to control the clock and pound the rock to punish your opponents.

    The game of basket ball has changed but it still comes down to making the pressure shots and trading baskets to make your opponents sweat. A team that can make the easier shots in the last minute has the advantage. The 3 is a tactic to spread the floor not the other way around.

    Until someone comes along that has the skills and the guts to match in clutch situations, the old adage that if you live by the 3, you’ll die by the 3 will continue to apply.

  • John Lee

    Such an important fundamental yet lost on more than half of the teams.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree 100%.

  • orLinaryjoe

    GSW boys r back!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like GSW is back to track:-) Don’t watch the game but the scores. It’s 61 GSW vs 44 Grizzlies @ half time.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Despite score, actually a pretty good game. Defense on both sides.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok I might watch the second half:-)

  • LAJane

    “…blabbering without saying anything.” Could equally be describing BS. Big credit to Lin for managing to sharpen his skills on two such dull tools.

  • Maknusia

    You could download and watch it later

  • Maknusia

    anyways, expected GSW come all out in this game

  • Maknusia

    I buy that as well, after watching how they matched up against Spurs

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin also paid tribute to his mom in a Facebook post where he wrote, “Happy Mothers Day to my mom!!! She gave me everything she had and raised me with love. She told me to ignore everyone else and pursue my dream of making the NBA.

    Actually she was the first one who ever told me I could make it. Thanks for getting dunked on by me last year too lol. Love you Mom!! ‪#‎shirshir ‪#‎empowered.”
    http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/83894/20150511/jeremy-lin-raps-chinese-mothers-day-linsanity-los-angeles-lakers.htm

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s what you call thrash talking…. literally

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m JLin only fan. If there is no JLin, I have very little motivation to watch any games at all. I only tried to watch game when JLin was playing. As soon as he was subbed out, I was gone:-)

  • Acbc

    The question is will they give John Wall the Lin treatment for being “soft”.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! It’s 82 GSW vs 64 Grizzlies after 3rd qtr. Another blowup game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    GSW got game 4 with 101 vs 84. So it’s 2-2.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Every series in Round 2 is 2-2 except LAC vs ROX 3-1.

  • JoeTeam

    GSW prob was not 3s … just shooting even 2s wrong. And they didnt’ adjust inside D until Q4 game 3. This day it worked, we’ll see tomorrow. I give today to Kerr.

  • Acbc

    Humans believe what they can achieve and thus results tend to reflect that belief. That’s why when the 4 minute mile was finally broken, many others followed the very next year to repeat just that.

    While Curry may have the physical ability to shoot 3s better than anyone ever could, the big question is whether he believes he could do it at crunch time. Will he succumbed to the same old general belief that no one can shoot better than 40% 3s.

    It will take someone very special to break that milestone. It’s a matter of time that someone will and we will all look back and say, there’s nothing to it! Until then and even afte then, the game will have to be played the right way, with court spacing that depends on rim attack as well as perimeter shooting.

  • Acbc

    This is why I believe Lin is so special. He has the ability like Lebron to attack the rim and implode defences. He has the visions to take advantage of defences reacting to his attacks and setting up easy shots.

    Most teams need coaches to recognize these trends and counters. Lin is the once in a generation player that can do it in real time better than most coaches can.

    When Lin won the regular season game against Portland taking away an easy score at the rim from Lilliard at the last minute, it showed how great his mind is to make adjustments better than any coach. Lilliard was Beverley’s man and easily escaped him to be set for an easy score at the rim. Lin left his own man instead and made the correct play to save the game.

    It took Kerr a game to figure that out probably after a film session. Lin did it on the fly! You could bet that if Mchale left Lin in the last .5 second of game 6 of last post season game against Portland, Lilliard would never have even caught that ball. Lin would have been smart enough to know that no one else was going to get the pass.

    Lin is a transformative player that can take a weak team and make them great. He just needs a chance to prove it.

    THE WARRIORS NEED LIN, LIN DOESNT NEED THE WARRIORS. all Lin needs is a chance to lead a rag tag team to prove that linsnaity was no fluke.

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    The post game said the whole team watched the entire game 3, so yep. I was blaming Kerr for the last 2 losses because he was coasting on hubris all season, full of his own lucky circumstances. His D adjustment Q4 game 3 helped. Today, Bogut stepped up, KT played about the same as Game 3, Curry stepped up and the halftime analysis was great to show Curry holding out on the hero ball looking for the better shot, in the paint or with someone set for catch and shoot.

    I agree, Warriors need Lin because they don’t have a tough guy to turn tough games around on the court. I was thinking, DLee is tough, why sit him the whole game 3 while playing Fetus (totally scared). Mo Buckets (Speights) did ok, but Fetus was a bad call by Kerr. And man was Babosa a nightmare in game 3. Lin deserves to be on that team. If so, he would still get 30 mins I’m sure of it. Curry is a special talent and we can’t forget he still had ankles that were fragile. Also, can’t expect Bogut to be healthy forever, so that team is an injury from being unsteady. I heard on local new that KT gets down on himself in bad games, and we saw it in this series. And, when you see Iggy so good on D, Lin is to me as good (not as long) but he can make FTs, 3s and create offense. Iggy is best on a fast break slam, and we here all cringe when he has a wide open 3 that he can’t pass up.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
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  • nah, we all know he’s the #1 draft pick who fits the prototypical next NBA star so there will be unlimited chances

  • he can definitely play a long time without much contact.
    I think the almost career-ending ankle surgery might be a decisive factor

  • Rick Johnson

    What team is it best to do that from? Dallas? Philadelphia? Nets? Boston? Denver?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can view JLin Q&A here. All are in Chinese. Few have been translated by @linspiredinca which I have posted down below.
    http://www.weibo.com/adidasbasketball?from=feed&loc=at&nick=adidasBasketball

  • Brent Yen

    Someone asked who he knows and have good relations among PGs in Adidas family. Lin said Mike Conley….M…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    When asked which team JLin wanted to play the most, JLin answered: I would become FA in July. Before that I also didn’t know the answer.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Which team Mike Conley is in??

  • Brent Yen

    MEM

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • kittyhead

    Wow this surprised me. Thought it would be Lillard.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for so many infor from his Q&A today.

  • CJSHYY

    I also thought it’s Lillard?

  • real-dsb

    All true, but this GSW team’s strength is outside shooting and defense. So yes, they will live and die by the 3. Difference between NBA and NFL is that NBA playoffs are 7 game series, so GSW should live more often than die by the 3. But they’re not just a 3 pt shooting team, they’re also an excellent defensive team, so that’s why I think they are legitimate championship contenders. But yes, being a 3 pt shooting team will have bad days.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The best reporting of Jeremy Lin this season comes from Serena Winters:

    Byron Scott Evaluates Jeremy Lin As A Point Guard This Season
    http://www.lakersnation.com/byron-scott-evaluates-jeremy-lin-as-a-point-guard-this-season/2015/04/14/

    The one thing about him, the kid takes criticism,” Scott said of Lin. “You can jump on him about things and he takes it with a grain of salt and tries to get better, that’s the one thing I do love about him, he doesn’t pout about it. Just goes out there and tries to implement the things that you give him and try to become a better basketball player.”

  • Maknusia

    That been posted a month ago 🙂

  • adele

    Thats what I’ve been dreaming of. And Linsanity will be forever be in basketball history.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Most importantly shoes that don’t slip when Jeremy explodes on his first step.

  • JLin was answering Weibo Q&A with his faithful Lion King blanket.
    This guy is loyal to his blanket and friends indeed!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/597998506763096066

  • blubell

    Yay for loyalty! Be there with him until the end 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    blowout loss at home court for the grizz. gs has no chance? gs not built for the playoffs? where are all those people now? calling on for example: someone who write herein js 14 hours ago: : “ It is obvious at this point the Warriors cannot beat the Grizzlies. It will be 3-1 after tonight.” re.

  • kittyhead

    Wonder if anyone has received Lin’s quarterly box? A few days ago my credit card was already charged but the status still shows ‘ready to ship.’ I think the box should be delivered last Friday, right?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The truth doesn’t change.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Denver Nuggets may be the team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t think any young player wants to play with Kobe on their team and Byron as the coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    McHale won no championship as a coach.

  • Barry Allen

    http://streamable.com/4ite

    …………….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I have seen that but I also saw that the box hasn’t shipped yet.

  • Amen, Sista! 😀

  • Rick Johnson

    NOOOOOO !!

    Red & Orange Report‏@RedOrangeReport

    .@MrJoshua dropped a mini-bomb on today’s show on the possibility of Jeremy Lin reuniting with the #Rockets in July:
    http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/05/11/podcast-whats-wrong-with-the-rockets/

    https://twitter.com/RedOrangeReport/status/597956586460422144

  • Maknusia

    truth!

  • Maknusia

    nasty!!! 🙂

  • BobbyH

    “How can people not hate that team? Especially when every game break is Optima and State Farm commercials?” Not that I agree, but coming from CF, that’s priceless.

    Can’t wait next year it is all Adidas and TAG Heuer.

  • Maknusia

    Such a nice guy…

    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 hahahah we takin it too far. just messin around with kurtis. its all love

  • this is sweet to hear, although JLin shouldn’t go back there

    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/598169383962185728

  • hehe .. gotta be able to dish it back 😀

  • Dorothy

    I will un-follow Lin if he has other choices but chooses to go back to Rox, not that I am any important, but I can not tolerate any more misuse of Lin, just saying….

  • JLin might unfollow himself if he goes back to the Rockets 🙂
    Only if Morey/McHale/Harden leaves, I would approve .. hehe

  • joyce ward
  • Maknusia

    lol…i know…end of the day…we would still follow him…its his choice…his career

  • Maknusia

    anyways, its still kinda early…gotta wait till July to see some real news

  • Alain Gervais

    where ever lin goes I’m ok

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t put too much into him not going back to rox because it could happen. always knew it could happen.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Depending on who the new coach is, the Pelicans may become an excellent destination for Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Read my hips: Jeremy Lin will NOT “reunite with the Rockets” unless McHale is replaced. That’s non-negotiable and a no-brainer.

  • Tina

    Thibs is most likely going to be pursued.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin will do what he wants

  • Alain Gervais

    if lin went back to rox i would look at it as redemption. really hated how it ended.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yes he will. And he does not want to play for McHale ever again. Got it? Good!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not bad.

  • Alain Gervais

    idk what he wants. if he goes back it don’t matter mchale won’t last long if rox lose tomorrow. although more seems inlove with mchale

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You don’t have to be a mind reader to know that JLin will never play for McHale or BS again. Of course if McHale is replaced, the Rox are no longer ruled out. (Not speaking for myself. JMO of how Lin sees things.)

  • Tina

    it’s actually a REALLY good replacement if you ask me. but, i’m not too sure if Lin will be pursued by Pelicans. i guess it’s a possibility. i would love to see a Lin/Davis combo

  • orLinaryjoe

    Any news or rumors is good news. Jlin is wanted and needed by multiple teams. raises his value and options. Prefer not the Rox though.

  • Alain Gervais

    watching the rox games i have to say harden is not at fault. he is pretty efficient this series also shooting 12 times is pretty good. problem is last year while they had the talent he didn’t pass, this year he as matured but the talent around him has depleted. its mostly mchale and mores fault.

  • Charlie S

    What happens when you pamper someone to the point that everyone bends over backwards for you? You get a James Harden. Let’s look at things from his perspective. Coach McHale probably has never confronted you on your mistakes. You’ve almost made MVP. As a result? You don’t grow. You don’t change. You don’t adapt. Everyone around you has convinced you that you are the best. Why change then? The best is the best… Until you are exposed. You are at a lost for words to explain your sub-par performance. It doesn’t make sense. How can my best not be working?

    JLin is the perfect foil. He is constantly criticized and hammered in the public. Always something wrong. As a result? He changes. He adapts. He builds his arsenal. I bet you when all is said and done, JLin will be a better all around player than Harden (I’d argue he already is better). Unless Harden decides to really work on his craft, he’ll always be a one trick pony.

  • Alain Gervais

    while i wouldn’t blame this series on harden he will get all the blame. he is the superstar as he said in the offseason.

  • Charlie S

    I blame the GM and coach way more than Harden

  • Charlie S

    If I was JLin’s agent, all this rumor and buzz is good. The more teams that express interest, the better deal JLin can get. And if I was JLin, I’d do what the Knicks, Rockets, and LA Lakers did to him. Sweet talk those 3 teams to gin up more interest. Then kick them to the curb.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully it will be another beat-down by the Clippers tonight and Mchale will finally be fired. They will have to make some drastic changes or Howard will walk. Easiest change to make is to blame and fire the coach.

  • Rick Johnson

    Josh (JR) Reese‏@MrJoshua
    @drbrucehirsch @PeteStopTire @JLinPortal @Augustus9901 @RedOrangeReport @JLin7 Ty Lawson, said Lin would be a great pickup if it happened

    https://twitter.com/MrJoshua/status/598188932061237250

  • Rick Johnson

    Every coach that has been fired this season is way better than Byron Scott. SMH

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yep, let’s see the offers.

  • orLinaryjoe

    GSW made adjustments last night. Let’s see how McHale overcomes sticky ball tonight.

  • Brent Yen

    Just play harder

  • Charlie S

    Hack more?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I’ll have my popcorn ready. I figure the Clippers have a chance to win it all. But they need CP3 to be fully healthy. If they can knock off the Rox tonight, Paul can get plenty of rest before facing GSW/Grizz who may go to a game 7. I also remember Harden getting in Cp3’s face during a regular season game when Griffin was out. (Around the same time he kicked Lebron in the groin. Guy’s got anger issues.) So Clippers really want this.
    The Rox also don’t want to be humiliated, especially in front of their home crowd. But what can they do? Hack DJ again? You think McHale has any answers? lol

  • Charlie S
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s what I mean by not bad. A REALLY good replacement for the Pelicans but will he try to pursue Lin?

  • GoodDayLA

    i like that haha

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    But the Lakers want to tank. When you want to tank, BS is the Man.

  • there is always a chance for sure .. but knowing how Jerseygate unraveled and JLin responded publicly against it, I hope it’s less than 1% chance

    At the end of the day, we’ll still support JLin for sure. But it might take some time for Lin fans to overcome the shock of Lin finding Rockets as the best fit in his peak age. At best, he’ll be used as Harden’s backup and scapegoat. Not much a career there.

    Man, I’m not gonna be happy watching McHale frequently again if it ever happens

  • GoodDayLA

    more troubling than Harden’s offense is his unfixable defense and lack of defensive effort. He has been exposed by Doc Rivers, who has the personnel to expose Harden.

    Look at all the highlights from Gm4 – Harden is trailing every play or simply standing there like a statue doing nothing and not guarding anyone at all.

    I boggles my mind this guy is the star of the team.

    This is why they are failing and I do not feel sorry for them at all.

    Houston is a top 10 NBA team, but they will never crack the top 2-3 tier because they simply are not that good among the top teams.

  • GoodDayLA

    James Harden is a fake superstar. He is a regular season superstar. Even on this pro Lin site, I have been mocked for saying Jlin is a better overall player and the one to build around at the guard spot, specifically over Harden.

    I may never win that argument among the masses of basketball fans, but the supposed insanity of my beliefs are becoming less and less ridiculous.

  • GoodDayLA

    He seems likeable but didn’t seem like he got great results or really put an imprint on that team.

  • GoodDayLA

    Byron Scott carried out the front office orders. He almost did it perfectly.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha. Sounds like BS Strategy as well.

  • GoodDayLA

    I disagree. Tyreke, Cole, Gordon, Holiday. Seriously?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hack harder?

  • GoodDayLA

    If Lin returns to the Rockets, I will probably cry inside. Haha.

  • GoodDayLA

    Jeremy should not return to the Rockets PERIOD. If he does, SMH.

  • GoodDayLA

    yes that would be the ONLY way.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I considered the Pelicans a very poor fit because of their coach. A new coach like MDA could try to bring in his own favorite PG. Besides some of those players have health issues.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The Rox owner really believed in Lin but M&M conspired against him. Once M&M have crashed and burned (imminent) I don’t see why not.

  • GoodDayLA

    because Harden is still there. You think a new coach will let Lin lead from the PG spot and make Harden into a JJ Redick? Not happening.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    First of all, a disciplinarian coach like Pop or Carlisle could very well force Harden to share the playmaking duties. It was already clear 3 years ago that a Harden/Lin backcourt could be amazing. I actually believe that if egos were not an issue, the best NBA teams would all have dual PGs (or combo guards). It’s so much harder to defend against an offense that can initiate from two different foci. And that’s why I don’t rule out teams for Lin just because they already have a star PG. It all depends on the coach. The Suns, for example, were doing very well with 3 quality PGs until the egos rebelled.
    Second, Harden is not quite at Kobe’s level yet. He can still be tamed. He doesn’t play D because he thinks he can get away with having a Bev do it for him. Either he’s now learned that he needs a real PG to share the playmaking or a strong coach will force him to accept it . Anyone can play D if they make and effort instead of saving all their energy for offense.

  • Brent Yen

    Phil Jackson said you need at least 2 ball handlers for NBA defense. Harden is feeling it right now

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    “Even on this pro Lin site, I have been mocked for saying Jlin is a better overall player and the one to build around at the guard spot, specifically over Harden.”
    I really doubt this ever happened on this site. You tend to exaggerate. Harden can and would play D if he were held accountable. The Rox’s M&M have turned him into a monster. But no matter what, Harden is an extremely talented BB player. No one can take that away from him.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    (defense=offense) Yep, Harden is feeling it and the Rox are feeling it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Are they going to tank again next year? Are they going to tank the whole duration of this 4 year contract?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The way I see it, they will definitely tank again next year because Kobe is coming back. A guard who shoots only 37% but monopolizes all the offensive possessions forces you to tank. But I also believe next year is Kobe’s last. As soon as next season ends and Kobe retires, that’s when BS will be fired. The Lakers will then be able to attract free agents again and get back to winning.

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Haren is top heavy as a guard. Taking away his contact-seeking FTs (LAC showed you how in the last game) he is less effective than an average SG in NBA.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    By insisting on being the “only guard” on offense, Harden is his own worst enemy. At least during the playoffs it doesn’t work. But if Harden allowed a real PG to co-exist with him, he could be very productive even under playoff conditions.

  • Alain Gervais

    this shows you how good lin is. last year lin blew up to win game 5 for rox. also they barley loss the following game. not to mention the assist lin got from the three whatever his face made. atleast three game lin almost won last year for rox. this year outside of harden and dwight who can contribute to the game like that. the answer no one.

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris
    ‏@haralabob
    This is about as classy as it gets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuYrKUqZCyk&feature=youtu.be … Monty Williams interview after being fired.
    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/598219194631520256

  • Briiick
  • I fully expect after HOU gets eliminated, Chris Baldwin from Houston Culture Map will write an article of how Lin’s presence was sorely missed in HOU team this year.

    Of course many HOU fans would react strongly and choose to keep McHale for 3 more years.
    Like a clockwork

  • The couple who Linvited JLin to their wedding received a nice surprise!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/598142945162698752

  • The first article to observe Harden’s playoff disappearance just arrived

    https://twitter.com/Grantland33/status/598126983961186305

  • Rick Johnson

    To me it seems like if the Rockets get blown out they will be in danger of losing Howard and they will have to do some drastic measures to prove to his camp that they are working to be a contender. Blaming McHale and firing him seems like the first easiest thing to do. Then they will try to improve through trades and FA. I’m not sure how many picks they have left as they traded at least one away with Lin and I think some to 76ers.

  • GoodDayLA

    I disagree with a lot of these “expert” analysis. Maybe because we watched every single game of the Rockets the last 2 years prior to this season, I think we all know Harden’s game better than these experts who have watched like 10 in the last 3 years.

    There’s a reason Ricky Rubio is not in the playoffs. You can only showboat against lame ducks like Rubio. This is the playoffs. There are no cream puffs like Ricky to take to school.

    Also the stupid writer makes fun of JJ Redick, who has done a truly phenomenal job of guarding Harden in tandem with Matt Barnes.

  • GoodDayLA

    I am kind of shocked the Raptors are keeping Dwyane Casey around. He is not really the problem but usually someone is scapegoated. That team needs more talent.

  • GoodDayLA

    I posted here all the time that people were debating the wrong issue. Most Lin fans here and elsewhere got so heated always debating Beverly vs. Lin. I constantly told people here the debate was Lin vs.Harden and that anyone who debated Lin vs. Beverly was totally lost. Over half the posters here told me I had it wrong and many continue to do so.

    Then those same posters try to tell me it’s not a Lin Harden issue because Harden is a 2 guard so there is no problem. Oh my how clueless those posters are.

    You too seem to think Harden can exist with Lin by playing 2 guard. I think you are a thinker and if you really thought about it, you would probably revise your beliefs and statements.

    You are also misguided to think Harden can play defense if held accountable. No, Harden is too top heavy and sluggish. He lacks the physical ability to play good perimeter defense and he is too small and undersized and not strong enough to guard PF’s like he thinks he can do. It’s not for lack of effort, it’s a lack of ability to play NBA defense for Harden.

  • Brent Yen

    IMO…it should not be a debate at all, Lin vs Harden or PB……ppl are simply just debating based on a false logic….so it is irrlevent who you are comparing Lin to

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree with you in theory, but like you said ego’s get in the way when you talk about the 2 guard setup. Also, as many Lin fans note, sometimes you want the PG to have the ball 95% of the time. Let them double the PG and then play 4 on 3. That’s how CP3 plays it.

    Harden doesn’t play D because he is incapable even if he tried. That is why he doesn’t try, so no to look a fool on defense trying to cover quick guards.

  • GoodDayLA

    this is true. CLippers have Blake Griffin handling the balll with CP3 lol.

  • I think the writer might be using sarcasm to challenge Harden if he can win.
    He dissed Harden indirectly in the final statement

    “I need someone to root against. James Harden has all the pieces: the stupid offense, the stupid defense, the stupid celebration, the stupid gimmick. All I need him to do is win.”

  • Their plan to surround Harden with the right role players kept failing in the playoff.

    Morey must be panicking if HOU lost the series in embarrassing manner. Yes, McHale might have to go before Morey gets into hot water

    I wonder how many more playoff losses before Rocket fans start questioning Harden’s toughness in the playoff

  • Cookiemole

    They would have to fire Morey too for me to go along with this. He’s s sly puppet master who’s made life difficult for Lin in lots of subtle ways.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Another coach is fired. 3 or 4 so far. How come not KM or BS????!!!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m rooting for another embarrassed loss of HOU in Game 5. Somehow I doubt it will. This will be a closed game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL KB–such a “clutch” player from the bottom:-)

  • Brent Yen
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Now I see what you’re referring to. And you’re raising many different issues at once. People compare Lin to Bev or Price because they are the ones who unfairly “took” away his starting spot even though it’s obvious that Lin is vastly superior to them.

    Harden (and ironically Kobe too) are SGs that don’t want a PG on the floor with them. For them, the “PG” is there to bring the ball up, pass the ball to them, and then run into the corner to space the floor and wait for a 3 that almost never arrives. And of course they are also there to guard the speedy PGs of the opposing team. You could say that Harden (and Kobe) play both PG and SG on offense and basically “no guard” on defense. Kobe has been allowed to play like that for almost 20 seasons now. Harden is still young enough to be coached out of such a selfish and inefficient comfort zone.

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be great if they get blown out again in Houston in front of the Houston fans and Les in the front row. Would love it. Morey going to get another angry phone call and the phone slammed down.

  • I hope so too .. That way they don’t have to fire McHale, thus giving hollow promises for another year

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, I don’t care as long as JLin isn’t with them:-) Firing KM, DM is one of my most satisfactorily news that I’m waiting for. So hope for the loss for HOU. Clippers please do your best:-) Never like this team until now:-)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    In a perfect world, I would agree with you. And it would certainly be even better if Morey were gone too. But very hypothetically, if McHale were replaced with MDA, would you still say Lin shouldn’t play for Rox? There are many GMs who are just as slimy as Morey. Kupcake didn’t lift a finger to protect Lin from Kobe/BS. I see McHale’s attitude toward Lin as more malicious than Morey. Morey is just slimy and arrogant.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Playing alongside Harden may not be optimal but if we accept only perfection we end up saying there is no good team for Lin.
    A coach like Pop doesn’t let egos get in the way. And ideally, if everyone is pulling their share of the defensive load, Harden and Lin would each play only 30 MPG allowing them to stagger their minutes.

  • Brent Yen

    Bull is collapsing in a weird way….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What do u mean?

  • Brent Yen

    They played like HOU…lol

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK:-) Checked in after seeing your message. Haven’t spent time to watch it thus far. It’s half time now. So, I might watch a little here and there.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like there is another close game with Cav vs Bulls. It’s 57 vs 61 @4:55 3rd qtr. However, Noah and Gibson are in foul trouble (4).

  • Briiick

    Too bad, Morey signed Haren for his padding skill, he doesn’t know how to win either.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s a good idea. If I were Harden I would show up clean shaven tonight to try and psych out the Clippers. And if it doesn’t work at least it will help disguise him from the angry mob of Houston fans.

  • FrankW

    If you think Jeremy Lin in Taiwan going nuts then check this
    out. Kpop boy group EXO-K in Mexico with a very nice rendition of Sabor a Mi
    (Eydie Gorme & Trio Los Panchos cover).

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Houston better play like Houston. I bet several beers on them losing tonight (by another blowout. ) I haven’t anticipated a game this much since opening game of the season.

  • Briiick

    He is too selfish to allow that and besides, Morey won’t let anyone to take the spotlight from his $80M gamble.

  • Morey might be surprised to learn about the bad analytics number by Harden in the playoff.
    By now, he must have had enough sample size to see the ugly truth

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Pretty intense game between Clippers and Rox. 12 Clippers 22.2% vs 14 Rox 46.2% @5:35 1st qtr. Clippers had so many opportunities to shoot but didn’t get in. Not looking good if this continues.

  • CJSHYY

    I know maybe bc Smith back to starting lineup… but I guess Doc will make some adjustment. Really nervous now.

  • Go Clippers! hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Guess Rox is going all out to save face. Hopefully Clippers are able to hold on their own and get a better shooting %.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yeah!!!! Go Clippers. At least they are holding on their own now:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I hope so & really hope JJ can shoot better …. I want Rox to end this playoff today. LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Me 2. DJ needs to stay out of fouling trouble. Refs are going out on him. He had 2 in 1st qtr. Not very good. This is very physical game. Fight is going to be sooner or later when one team has a major lead:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I sure hope Ref will not try to help Rox to win this one?! Bc Harden & Mc were complaining about they didn’t get the foul after game 2?! smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, 2 big men are getting 2 fouls now: DJ and Davis. Refs definitely want to help Rox to win unless Clippers are able to help themselves to have many runs. Otherwise, we may have to see Game 6.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    22 Clippers vs 27 Rox after 1st qtr.

  • knibb

    Funny how you mentioned Chris Baldwin. I’ve been checking on him for the past few days anticipating a scathing article targeting M&M. See what happens after tonight.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How many Lion King blankets does this dude have?!?!?! I thought he gave a signed blanket to a fan.

  • I checked. He might be on vacation since his last article was on April.
    If not after tonight, it’s after Game 6

  • this one must the original since it looked ancient 😀

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    48 Clippers vs 63 Rox at half time. Doesn’t look good on Clippers after DJ was out because of third foul.

  • John Lee

    Daddyball back to his usual self (1-5). Should’ve never let go of Farmar for this.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a feeling that Clippers are throwing this game away so that they can win the series in home court. As the announcers said Clippers don’t seem in a hurry to play the game. Clippers are losing 20 pts @8:20 3rd qtr:-(

  • Maknusia

    yeah…looks like its Rox game tonite

  • Maknusia

    NBA Free-Agency Rumors: Jeremy Lin to Brooklyn Nets Isn’t Far-Fetched Scenario

    According to International Business Times writer Greg Price, there are four more teams to look out for as potential landing spots for the 26-year old Lin. The Detroit Pistons, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets and the Brooklyn Nets may all need to find a suitable backup at the point guard slot, and he believed that Lin would be perfect for that job.

    “Several teams will be in need of point guards this summer, especially those unwilling to pay their own unrestricted free agents. There’s the Detroit Pistons who face a difficult situation with Brandon Jennings, the Denver Nuggets who could lose Jameer Nelson as Ty Lawson’s backup if he opts-out, the Charlotte Hornets could let Mo Williams walk, and the Brooklyn Nets might watch Deron Williams exercise his opt-out clause,” Price stated.

    However, Lin stressed that he’s going to look for the best case scenario for his career. Many analysts think the former Harvard standout wants to get another opportunity to start again.

    From these options, the Nets appear the most appealing situation to Lin. It is because Deron Williams’ future with the team is currently hanging in the balance. If the Nets decide to part ways with Williams and his multi-million contract, the Nets will have a significant cap space to spend for some few upgrades.

    Lin, with his ability to orchestrate pick-and-roll plays and finish off the fast break, would be a nice acquisition for the Nets and head coach Lionel Hollins, who is known for running most of his plays off the high pick. Moreover, the Nets could offer more than a backup slot. In fact, Lin might have a shot at starting again for the reason that they don’t have much depth behind Jarret Jack.

    For now, he has all the luxury in the world to think what will be his next move, but the Nets will be certainly up there on his priority list

  • Maknusia

    Clippers has started to make they run…lets see

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. Still 14 pts behind. Hope they can pull closer.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Too bad. Clippers lost the game.

  • John Lee

    Daddyball, Crawford, Barnes, Redick.

  • Acbc

    I’m so tired of these so call experts opinions that Lin is a backup option. They are a bunch of lazy yes men parroting the party line of baseless opinions.

    Lin should just keep signing 1 year deals until he can sign with whatever team MDA will eventually coach or luck or divine intervention puts him into a situation with a coach that wants to win more than playing politics. I can’t wait to hear these experts eat their words again.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I just turned my ears off on those scripts and focus on what JLin says about his own FA. Won’t know what will be on the table until 1 July. Trust JLin will make his very best decision on what are being offered.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    48 days to FA. Still waiting for JLin news on Asia trip.

  • JoeTeam

    hehe, JLin if you want to break stereotypes, don’t honor your parents, be mean, act selfish, shoulda flunked out at Harvard, get into fights on the court, cheat more, be selfish all the time like the divas, etc.

    It’s a losing cause, but JLin will break on big one – that an Asian dude can monster in the NBA. That’s good enuff …

    (just doing the friendly JLINPortal-style troll dance here, don’t hate me …)

  • JoeTeam

    Taj Gibson’s ejection for kicking Deladova … nothing compared to any soccer game played across the US. Delly incited it. Should have been double tech. (Beckham did get redcarded in the world cup over less than what Delly did)

  • MoominFloren

    Guess I’m too old for this……don’t even know who they are…..

  • They didn’t seem to have the urgency to close out the game in HOU.
    Clippers should be focused on Game 6 since they don’t want to go back to HOU.
    Bad shooting night

  • my finger was close to the ‘Spam’ button 🙂

    one day JLin will break the stereotype as the NBA World Commissioner!

  • this is interesting. I didn’t know K-Pop is so popular in Mexico?
    wow

  • Maknusia

    I agree..I year deal would be a better option for the next season

  • real-dsb

    don’t forget about playing the piano too 😉

  • real-dsb

    what is “Leverage”?

  • real-dsb

    need more energy

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jarret Jack was great in GS and then he disappeared in the Nets offense. The coach has a lot to do with the output of a player. Jarret Jack is a good example. Is Lionel Hollins the coach for Jeremy Lin? I doubt it.

    Anyway the Nets GM is not exactly the one that gives you confidence. The expensive payroll underachieves by and large. A rebuilding is sorely needed there. They don’t have draft rights until next year and they are not the team who can recruit undrafted talents. No thanks for Jeremy Lin until they change their GM and coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy tells us that he can achieve with his Asian mind set. He can do well without being mean, selfish, disrespectful and deceitful. Jeremy aims to break stereotypes of others and not his. He remains what he is. That is his way of breaking stereotypes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should let his agent do the work of being his agent; i.e. work his butt off to get on a team that can better use his talent. In the meantime, Lin should work on his dribbling and his one one one movement against good defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The truth that Jeremy Lin has been receiving inconsistent coaching and being blamed for the losses that Byron Scott led the whole team into. Lakers last season is much better than the record shown. It is the coach who stands in the way of winning basketball games.

    Nonetheless, Jeremy has improved as always as a professional basketball player and has excelled at the end despite all kinds of shackles and inconsistent roles demanded from BS. There were so many hats that BS wanted from Jeremy. Before Jeremy adjusted BS would start with his alienation again and again. Jeremy has done more than any Laker player could. He led the whole team in RPM and yet the only consistent treatment he got from coach Scott is the inconsistent coaching and the shuffling of Jeremy in and out of numerous lineups.

    Never has been said enough about this. Never! All those unfairness.

  • 1mtoldman

    but just a few days till lottery which will be time to laugh at the lakers tanking efforts should the very real 16% chance of lakers falling below 5th pick in draft eventuate.

  • 1mtoldman

    cant win em all

  • 1mtoldman

    whose daddyball? (btw) wheres a mod to call u on “name calling”.

    this game points up the previously refereneced by myself and other lack of depth of clips; check the shooting % of everybody but the big 3.

  • knibb

    I’ve never heard of these guys but out of curiosity I asked my daughter and she not only heard of them she is fan too. Apparently there is also a EXO-M group (according to her) that sings Mandarin songs. generation gap…

  • Barry Allen

    I guess he was playing the wrong game.

  • Doc playing his son, Austin?
    I guess Austin has played well the past 2 games but just didn’t have it in this game with 3-11 shooting (8pts). It’s a proud daddyball but Doc got worried when Austin fell on his hip hard. Good thing he’s okay.

    I think the rest of Clippers other than Griffin/CP3 will bring their A game in Game 6.

  • 1mtoldman

    the nets are pretty much as big a mess between owners/management/coaching/players as the lakers.

    basically it was the brook lopez f.a. show tour that got them into the playoffs.

    if you looked at the 7 players they put on the floor they had 7 scorers and no team.

    so the thing about scorers is sometimes they score and sometimes they dont.

    but im not projecting anything about whats or wheres good or bad for jlin just adding some thoughts on the dysfunctional nature of the nets.

  • This championship route with Cavs is interesting but I still don’t like another year to “audition”.
    It gives the feeling of being a journeyman. I prefer an All-Star with a young team route

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/598562220965044224

    https://twitter.com/Augustus9901/status/598228294404800512

  • Charlie S

    I don’t think winning a championship as a backup will translate to starter job. It just cements the image that he is a backup.

  • I agree. It’s a trap to be branded as a perennial backup PG who lacked the skills to be a starter.
    Very dangerous

  • BobbyH

    If you are presented with 2 offers, which one would you pick? Suppose money and length of the contract are not the issues.

    1. A champion contender, such as Spurs, GS, Cavs …, a solid backup job with potential starter job (but no guaranteed).

    2. A rebuilding team, like 76ers, Celtics, Nuggets, …, but with a coach that would appreciate what you bring to the table and will utilize your strength to maximum and let you drive the offense like a NFL quarterback.

    Which would you pick?

  • Briiick

    As long as the contract is no smaller than that of a starting PG, I feel ok with it.

  • K. P. Chan

    I sense that some fans are torn between seeing Lin as a backup on a contending team and being a starter on an up and coming team. Putting all emotions aside, there are pros and cons.

    But in my heart I want him to be a starter on any team, contending or not. There’s something very liberating about seeing him taking charge and letting it all hang out. Playoff and championship aspirations matter, but if I have my druthers, I would like to see him playing his brand of basketball and to take charge again.

  • K. P. Chan

    Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. I was there once over 20 years ago when I also visited Singapore. I remember the Chinese dialect in Singapore having its origin in Hakka. Hence, the same in Malaysia. Is that so?

    Btw, Michelle Yeoh is one of my very favorite actresses of all-time. I think I am in love with her. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    What ever team that let him start.
    If not available, then any team that will give him more minutes.
    If still not available, then a team that may win a ring is nice.
    If still still not available, then…just play bball and hopefully can play it with joy.

  • bolero

    Interview: Jeremy Lin on ‘Breaking Down Stereotypes,’ Dunking on His Mom, and New York vs. Houston vs. LA

    http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/interview-jeremy-lin-breaking-down-stereotypes-dunking-his-mom-and-new-york-vs-houston-vs-

  • nodomo

    Definitely #2. You get playing time and if you help turn the team around, you get all the credit. Look at james harden when he came to the rockets. Lin has already said he wants to be a starter.

  • So there’s a rumor that Mike D’Antoni is a coaching candidate for the Pelicans
    As much as I like Lin/Davis possibility, I’d want to see what happens with Jrue Holiday

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/598620115689545728

  • webattorney

    On Cavs, Kyrie and LeBron will be PGs, so Lin isn’t going to be handling the ball all that much.

  • #2 because it supports JLin’s long goal to be an All-Star, then eventually be a champion.
    And with his peak age of 27-28, this is his best chance.

    Jeremy has said he wanted something better than Linsanity.
    And it won’t happen by being a backup PG.

    The only thing is would someone give him a chance to produce better-than-Linsanity as a starter PG in a PnR system?
    We just have to wait & see.

  • linspiredinla

    Hi KP, can you post this on Tweeter? It’s well thought out. I believe this is what JLin wants. Goal #1 is be a starting PG, then to win a championship. Thanks!

  • PPP

    If still not availabe, then be a coach….lol

  • BobbyH

    Worse case scenario, I believe many teams would love to have a powerful offense weapon coming from the bench.

  • BobbyH

    A short term prospect can possibly get you a ring. But I would prefer a long term route that:

    1. Repair the false narrative that Lin is a backup PG material at best.
    2. Show what a true NBA quarterback can do, PnR is only one of the tricks Lin is capable of. I do believe those 3 years in the Rox and Lakers pit holes make Lin stronger and smarter.
    3. Take the long but correct route to show that he can lead a bottom and rebuilding team to a championship contender. Lead the team to top 4 in the league, then all these accolades like good states, All-Star, MVP would come eventually.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin’s prayer request #8 (Newest one that I’ve received about 3 hours ago but I just read it)

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    Jeremy’s Prayer Requests 8

    1. Praise God for helping me
    through this past season. Also thank God for all you prayer warriors.
    This was the first year that I’ve sent out prayer requests and it is
    something I plan on continuing because I feel SO blessed to have people
    willing to pray and support me spiritually!

    2. Praise for rest and
    rejuvenation physically, mentally, and spiritually during the first 3-4
    weeks of the off-season that I took off from basketball. In many ways, I
    feel burnt out from the season so please pray that I continue to regain
    passion and joy in all aspects of life.

    3. Prayer for patience and
    love. It’s been increasingly difficult to deal with the frustrations of
    life, as I feel like I’m faster to reach my patience limit (another
    by-product of feeling burnt out), mostly because the season took a lot
    out of me.

    4. Prayer for the upcoming
    Asia trip in June. I’m very excited to see my fans and we have lots
    of exciting things we hope to do on the trip, but prayer that Christ’s
    name would be glorified through everything we do and that souls would be
    touched and saved.

    5. Prayer for free agency.
    This is a huge summer for me, and I would appreciate prayer that God
    would speak clearly to me and be over every step of the process . That I
    would be able to clearly hear His voice and discern where He wants me
    to play next year.

    P.S. Thank you for those that have sent encouraging responses to
    my prayer request emails. Please keep in mind this is not sent from
    my personal email account. My team collects the encouraging messages and
    passes them along to me, but I am unable to respond directly. Thank you
    for understanding.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Everyone please read JLin’s prayer request #8. Then we will get what JLin’s trying to tell us:-)

  • FrankW

    That song is over 50 years old, good music is ageless.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Definitely #2.
    It would be interesting to set up a pool for Lin fans here.

  • JoeTeam

    Or I’m watching the wrong one lol

  • JoeTeam

    That’s for his dating side … wished I had that b4

  • JoeTeam

    Lin can figure out the back conundrum!

  • JoeTeam

    I see warriors lol

  • JoeTeam

    Two if whole fo and coaching area aligned.

  • joyce ward

    I miss lin so much in these playoff series that it has become utter boredom. The only saving grace is the GSW

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Guess most of us experience the same JLin’s effects. I’m glad that JLin confirmed he will go to Asia in June.

  • Maknusia
  • Maknusia

    Los Angeles Lakers: Is It Smart To Pursue Jimmy Butler?

    http://hoopshabit.com/2015/05/13/los-angeles-lakers-smart-pursue-jimmy-butler/

  • Maknusia

    Nothing to do with Jlin…..

  • Maknusia

    The first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA, Jeremy Lin unexpectedly rose to global media stardom in 2012 when he helped lead the New York Knicks to wins in each of his first seven games and “Linsanity” was born. Since then, he has played for the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, established a nonprofit foundation, and served as the subject of a documentary film.

    In an interview with Asia Blog, Lin reflected on his first five seasons in the NBA and how his Asian American background has impacted his career.

    If you could go back to your first couple of seasons, what advice would you give yourself about playing in the NBA?

    If I could give advice to myself, I would tell myself, number one, to have fun and enjoy each moment. Playing in the NBA was always a dream of mine, but when I finally made it, I was so obsessed with holding on to it, making the most of it and rising the ranks that I didn’t take enough time to cherish each day. That’s what I try to do more of these days. I would say number two would be to be confident and believe in yourself because I feel like it took me a while to get to that point after getting into the NBA.

    When you first rose to stardom in 2012, much was made about you being the first Chinese and Taiwanese American NBA player. Why do you think that seemed like such a big deal to people, and do you think it continues to shape your career today?

    I think it was a big deal because in many ways it was groundbreaking for people to see an Asian American in the NBA. People didn’t expect me to succeed. I think it is definitely still a big part of me and my career to this day, the most obvious being how unbelievable and devoted my fan base is through the highs and lows of my career. Many people see me as much more than a basketball player and I hope I can use this platform to glorify Christ as well as break down stereotypes of Asians.

    Are there any questions related to your heritage that you’ve grown tired of answering over the years?

    I’m very proud of who I am and my heritage so I have no issues answering questions about it. Early on it was frustrating when I felt like no one cared about my basketball play and only about my ethnicity, but as I get older I appreciate the fact that I have a unique voice and perspective. I hope to eventually be a strong voice to the world on behalf of Asian Americans.

    You’ve spent time in Taiwan over the last few summers. What are some of your favorite memories from your time there?

    My favorite times will always be hanging out with my family and friends and enjoying the sights and foods of Asia. We really enjoy going to the night market because it allows us to feel the pulse and energy of the city.

    You’ve played in three different major sports markets. What are the things you liked most (and least) about living and playing in New York, Houston, and LA?

    In New York, my favorite thing is how energetic the fans are. I had a harder time dealing with how hectic and fast-paced the city could be at times. It was an adjustment from the low-key suburbs of California.

    In Houston, my favorite thing is the diversity of restaurants everywhere. I love to eat. My least favorite thing was losing in the first round of playoffs two years in a row.

    In Los Angeles, my favorite thing was being able to enjoy the city with family and friends. My least favorite thing was the disappointment and unmet expectations of our team last season.

    In the past year, you’ve dunked on your mom and posed as an Adidas employee (see below). Of all the pranks you’ve ever played, which one(s) are you proudest of, and why?

    Definitely the Adidas employee prank was my proudest prank. It was one of my most elaborate pranks and I had to do it in another language. It was challenging but we made it work. Most of the other pranks I’m in my natural state and very comfortable, but the Adidas employee one had me pretty nervous.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Last year, Lin helped Rockets to win 2 games by simply dominating the games and pulled together his teammates but credit had never been given to him at all. Now with Lin gone, Rockets stepped into the 2nd round by overwhelming the crippled Mavericks without Chandler Parsons and with Rondo. When it meets real challenge, Harden simply disappeared.

    None has been mentioned how inconsistent Harden was in the playoff.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has had enough from dysfunctional teams. Time to move on.

  • Dorothy

    I am not buying it for my kids, I do not want to be reminded of Lin’s ill treatment from LAL.

  • sport

    Lin x Davis is such a far-fetched dream unless Mike’D becomes coach and asks to sign Lin as PG!

  • sport

    Why would you even consider Lin being a backup for any team when he’s a starter?

  • Maknusia

    Grizzlies vs Warriors might be another close game similar to Hawks vs Wizards! Both teams keeping it close

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…you have a point….but i look it as any other color and not related to LAL

  • sport

    Now I know where Lin got the towel over head habit, Curry does it too.

  • Maknusia

    lol…its done by many players in many sports as well…just to keep the body warmth 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Chef Curry cooking it up! Lin can cook too!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Maknusia

    yup…with 6 steals!!!

  • orLinaryjoe

    6 steals and 6 3pts.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…interestingly…all the team matchups are at 3-2 in the series

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Also with 5 tovs:-)

  • JoeTeam

    scouting his new team ha ha …

  • true, I don’t like Cavs at all.
    We’ll end up counting how many minutes JLin will play every game
    We got enough of that the past 2 seasons :[

  • yes, I wholeheartedly agree. Beautifully said!

    As JLin fans, we just want to see him be the main creator again, playing the beautiful team game like we know he could 🙂

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Since it is gabe_cheng’s tweet, client mtg means gabe_cheng’s client

  • JoeTeam

    the modern tweet sentence, the bane of good writing, could be a run-on. I read it that Lin and he watched GSW win, dunno.

  • Brent Yen

    Totally…

  • AJ Rafael played NBA 2K game with JLin.
    AJ played w/ Lakers team while JLin randomly hit Kings.

    If JLin ends up going to the Kings, that would be very ironic. I still like MDA more than George Karl, though.

    https://twitter.com/ajRAFAEL/status/598738569109250048

  • Seahawk

    So basically do you want Lin to be Norris Cole or Ricky Rubio?

    I’d pick Rubio.
    The big 3 in Miami Heat took all the credits, and Cole will still be a backup.

  • Grace Nsns

    This one? looks like a mobile ad guy.

    http://www.imediaconnection.com/profiles/iMedia_PC_Bio.aspx?ID=42017#bios
    Gabriel’s Bio

    Gabriel Cheng is currently forging a path to the future of
    mobile advertising as VP of mobile strategy at M&C Saatchi Mobile. Through
    his strategic leadership, the agency has helped clients across a range of
    industries overcome the mobile challenges facing them in the digital space.

    Cheng is recognized as a mobile
    media thought leader in the advertising industry as a regular contributor to
    trade publications and conferences, an advisor to ad-tech start-ups, and a
    member of the 4A’s mobile strategic task force. He has earned the distinction of
    being one of AdWeek’s Top 10 Digital Media Buyers (30 and Under), and his work
    has received numerous awards, including a Silver Mobile Lion at Cannes.

  • orLinaryjoe

    2nd round proving to be good bball. Everyone stil