Charlotte Hornets 2015 Media Day

Finally, the Charlotte Hornets 2015 Media has arrived on Sept 25. Training camp starts the next day on Sept 26 and the first preseason game is only 1 week away on Oct 2 against Orlando Magic. We can’t wait to see Jeremy Lin back on the floor trying to develop chemistry with his new Hornets teammates!

There are 4 teams that kick off the Media Day on Sept 25, followed by the rest of NBA teams on the next day.

It’s unknown if the Media Day will be broadcasted livestream through hornets.com but we shall monitor tomorrow

Media Day:

Friday, September 25: Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic

Link: When does every NBA team start media day, training camp, and preseason?

  • real-dsb

    Why don’t they announce the times? Is it just Hornets or do all teams not announce the times?

  • blubell

    Not first 🙁

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Felt forever but happy that pre-season is around the corner and can’t wait until the season is underway.

    Let’s hope off-season is cut down in the future…off-season is way too long, specially if you’re a team that didn’t make it into the playoff.

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks @psalm234 for the new thread. Did ask for it and didn’t see it until now:-)

    Don’t think I’m able to participate in this event as it will be 1:00am my time here if it’s 11:00am in Charlotte. Hopefully it will be earlier but…. Wondering why we know nothing about the time of Media Day:-(

  • 1mtoldman

    i believe it is incorrect that the “rest of NBA teams” have their media day “on the next day”. (which would be then saturday the 26th?)

    if you follow the link actually you have above (and elsewhere is confirmed addtionally online see below in this post) that the “rest of NBA teams” media day is monday the 28th. (not “on the next day”).

    also: as to the question below about what time and if other teams not announce time, all the “rest…” are at the same time and will be broadcast via nbatv @ 3:00pm e.t. (however some teams for example atl. have announce their own broadcast coverage to begin earlier).

    and at least some of the global games teams (minn. for example) have stated the hours for their media day friday. but as far as i can see so far (7:43 e.t fri). the hornets have not.

    “The vast majority of teams will host media day on Monday. Players can report to their teams no earlier than 11 a.m. local on that day, according to the league. Training camps are scheduled to begin Sept. 29.

    There are exceptions, however. The four teams participating in the NBA Global Games, preseason exhibitions get an early start. The Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic will host their media days on Friday, with training camps opening Saturday.”

    –fox sports, nba

  • 1mtoldman

    see my commentary above for some addtional info. (first reply to first post).

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  • Yascar

    Thanks! If it was around 11:30 I might just decide to wait up for it, but we’re 12 hours ahead and 1:30 is too late. Oh well, should get lots of news from US-based Lin fans in the morning! ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. It’s even worse here. It will be 3:30am! So I just have to let go and see if I can wake up early enough to watch the last part of the coverage:-(

  • Brent Yen

    Not third either….not bad….not….

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    Charlotte Hornets PR ‏@HornetsPR 1h1 hour ago

    The @hornets flagship station @wfnz will be broadcasting live @TWCArena w/ @frankgarcia65 & @FakeYarbs from Noon – 3 pm w/ plenty of guests

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are some more questions / answers from Jeremy’s Reddit session yesterday.

    Q. Why Charlotte?
    >>> Because they were very serious about wanting me and because they gave me the best opportunity to be the player I feel like I can be on the floor. My conversations with Coach Clifford and Coach Silas really persuaded me that they understood my game and how to use me.

    Q. Jeremy, what is your favorite kind of Chinese food?
    >>> My moms Chinese cooking (she makes this awesome pastry, the best fried rice and this amazing carrot dish). But even I can’t turn down a Panda Express meal every once in awhile…it drives my mom insane when I go there to eat though haha

    Q. What’s your favourite spot to eat in NYC?
    >>> Sushi of Gari. My favorite sushi spot in the world. Upper West Side. It’s pretty expensive though but you gotta get the
    Omakase.

    Q. In your video you had a few features from players you never played with. Do other NBA players just know each other or did you just sweet talk them during games?
    >>> You come in contact with so many players in the NBA you end up being boys with a lot of them. I asked DeAndre after playing pick up one day at the Clippers facility.

    Q. Do you edit your own videos? Would you ever do a Muse project like Kobe?
    >>> My friend edits and films my videos. We sit down and write the scripts together. It’s actually a pretty fun process and we
    end up making up a lot of the lines on the fly.

    Q. What’s your favorite part about NBA life? Thank you!
    >>> Everyday I wake up and hoop. Seriously, it’s not even fair. I definitely miss playing games and can’t wait for this season
    to start. I’d also say my second favorite thing is the chip selection on our private planes. Most every team has a plethora of solid options lol

    Q. What’s the worst part about being an NBA Player that your average joe likely wouldn’t know about?
    >>> How much of a toll traveling takes. Sometimes we have to play four games in five nights in four cities in different time
    zones and we’re getting to our hotels at around 2-4am after just finishing up another game. But we as players love playing the game so its totally worth it!

    Q. So, do you think you’ve changed, bro?
    >>> Haha you know whats funny is after we released that video, my Rockets teammates would always say “you’ve changed,
    bro” whenever I would do anything. Pretty cool that they were fans of my youtube videos

    Q. It’s ama season! Jeremy, what’s your favorite pre game dunk that you’ve never unleashed?
    >>> I can only throw down like 2 dunks and they look almost the same. Beggers can’t be choosers. I’ll take any dunk I get lol

    Q. What’s the most important lesson that you have learned by yourself? Not what someone else said, but what have your experiences growing up into an NBA player taught you?
    >>> The most important lesson I learned is that no amount of success or failure will fill the void inside my heart that yearns for
    joy, purpose and fulfillment. Going through the highs of Linsanity and the lows of being cut have reminded me just how important it is to find my true worth in Jesus Christ!

    Q. What is the toughest part/temptation of being a Christian in the NBA? / Have you found a church in Charlotte yet?
    >>> I would say the toughest temptation is dealing with pride because being in the NBA everyone tells you how awesome you are. We have been visiting some churches in the area but haven’t settled on anywhere yet. Thank you for your prayers.

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    Jeremy Lin sign-off : Thanks so much for all your questions. Excited for training camp to start on Saturday!! Definitely won’t be my last time on Reddit … talk soon.

    Reddit : Thanks for doing this! /r/nba welcomes you back anytime!

  • 1mtoldman

    thats today.

  • blueCypher

    This is eastern time right ?

  • golfhacker

    Yes.

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    media day is on (see hornets.com link below) marvin williams 1st up.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the schedule that was distributed! So much for organization.
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  • 1mtoldman

    what is streaming from link(s) below is not the “official” general media on court but whatever Matt&matt come up with for their media day live interviews. via hornets website

    if there is some other online feed of the sked posted here idk.

  • jakey

    Notice how Jeremy didn’t answer the question about Kobe haha

  • 1mtoldman

    jeremy lambs on now; to repeat the sked below posted by lincyclopedia a12 is the official media day general media sked. the charlotte hornets website links here on this site do not have that (i dont know anywhere it is, if someone does please post).

    what charlotte (and boston) team online sites are doing is interviewing players who are not at the general media presentations. so it is unknown when lin will appear on the (hornets and linked here) feed(s).

  • jakey

    This just gave me goosebumps

    Reddit: –]Raptorsveebs7 546 points 19 hours ago 

    When you came to Toronto during he peak of Linsanity it seemed as if there were more Lin fans in the crowd than Raptors fans. How did it feel playing in an atmosphere like that away from home?

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    [–]jeremylin07[S] 1102 points 19 hours ago* 

    I’ll never forget that game. I was shocked because I never knew Toronto had such a strong asian community until that game. It literally felt like a home game except this one courtside fan was just yelling and criticizing me the whole game. If I could go back, I’d probably smile at him after hitting the game-winner lol

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    [–]VANY11A[?] 283 points 19 hours ago 

    When you came to Minnesota the Target Center had record attendance for a Wolves game. The guy in front of me was reading a Harry Potter book the majority of the game, but was pretty pumped to see you play live. I didn’t realize why the Target Center was so packed for a mediocre Wolves game until they called your name and the place blew up with cheers. It was an awesome experience. Good luck in Charlotte.

  • 1mtoldman

    rick bonnell’s twitter has quotes from clifford from the actual “media day schedule”:

    one is:

    Kemba, Nic, Mike and Al are gonna be starters. Then we’ll figure out the (power forward).” — Clifford.

    another:

    Hey, I went over there with Yao.” — Clifford when asked if Jeremy Lin might be distracted during China trip.

  • lleepar

    He did answer one question about Kobe — and that seemed to start it’s own little discussion.
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    [CHI] Joakim Noahnoahsbun 399 points 19 hours ago
    Tell us something we don’t know about Kobe.
    .
    [–]jeremylin07[S] 1666 points 19 hours ago
    People know he flies in a helicopter to and from practice/games, but did you know his helicopter windows are tinted? #truestory
    _____
    .
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/3m982x/hey_rnba_its_jeremy_lin_ask_me_anything/cvd3adr

  • 1mtoldman

    lins on the hornet feed now 2:09 et.

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  • Arsenium12 .

    Great interview with Matt & Matt. Lin was smart, upbeat and funny.
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    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/647476496974516224

  • 1mtoldman

    stand behind my previous review; very unprofessional and sloppy; sound and pic bad (and i know its not just my computer cause celtics presentation was fine and much more professional)–lin was funny and fine but those guys are slobs. (sorry). and they never asked him anything about basketball only about his hair and his videos

    fortunate to have paul’s quotes here to get some of the gist of the interview cause not really available elsewhere.

  • golfhacker

    Who cares? It’s media day. What did you want to hear that you haven’t heard already from other interviews? It’s a 3-hour event and they have to interview 10+ players, so there’s not that much time to spend with each player.

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  • jakey

    I just bought JLin’s rookie basketball card from ebay haha. The value should go up greatly after this breakthrough season. I suggest y’all to purchase one and pass it on to your kids ☺

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  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who could forget this?

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  • Whitman Lam

    How much was the card ? Are you planning on getting it autographed?

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  • jakey

    It was only $10. The card has been graded professionally and is inside a case so I probably won’t get it signed.

  • real-dsb

    not sure why they couldn’t have announced that days ago

  • real-dsb

    get the case signed. lol

  • jakey

    Who will be the Serena in Charlotte? Heh

  • jakey

    Lol then put a case over that case ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wonder that too. Making no sense on why the date and time weren’t announced as soon as it was released. PR work needs to have a major overhaul.

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  • real-dsb

    Lin is always good natured and the bigger man

  • blubell

    Mean old Brent at it again 😛

  • real-dsb

    Brent’s past his prime. 😉

  • real-dsb

    that dude has bigger arms than Lin! =)

  • real-dsb

    I’ll answer it for him: “No wonder no one wants to come play for the Lakers.” =)

    Except for rookies and washed up veterans (Artest).

  • Michael

    especially since he is 6ft3

  • 1mtoldman

    who cares? obviously many most all fans here were very excited about this event and wanted to know what happened and what was presented and what was coming forth from this first public opportunity for lin in charlotte. and would and did care that it be something positive.

    what do i want to hear that i haven’t heard before? nothing. what i dont want to hear is: not being able to hear or see a third of the time because the tech is all messed up–multiple posters on line have complained about this.

    i dont want to hear or see lin treated as somewhat a side show act with perhaps not zero questions about basketball but compared to the other players interviewed much less serious time spent on basketball questions.

    (actually in the time i was actually able to hear and see the presentation i stand by my statement that there were no basketball questions of any substance).

    i do not want to hear and see a low budget cheaply organzied poorly presented interview format with shabily dressed yahoos talking fluff.

    compared to the celtics presentation going on at the same time it was night and day.

    celtics had two well dressed attractive professional sports reporters
    on a stylish set giving lots of time to interesting material in a professional manner. with below screen running tweets of previous comments and fan questions.

    the entire hornets stream feed which yes most everyone cared about hearing/seeing was very poorly done. so when the poster above presented the opinion that it was a “smart upbeat and funny” interview.

    i having an entirely different view and experience felt it appropriate to present an alternate view.

  • 1mtoldman

    or 6ft7 with new hair.

  • 1mtoldman

    has there been posted anywhere the actually “presser” media interview with the general media that a sked was listed here for before the event for which lin was supposed to be “on” at 3 (it appeared they followed the espn team player rankings in sked with lin #7 as there)?

    if so i haven’t been able to find it.

    the hornets website lists only those of walker and jefferson and those are both messed up technically with either sound or video (as were the interview feeds they did of players with “mike and mike” from the hornets site earlier).

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  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Al Jefferson had high praise for Jeremy too.
    He also said something like in the early summer he asked the GM to make changes. Then when he heard they signed Jeremy Lin, he told the GM, “ok, you guys did your part. now it’s my turn to do mine.”

  • Acbc

    I also think that what Lin has done off the court has been very good for his “game.” Whether you like it or not, Lin has been very poor at the work place politics and his game has suffered for it. The way teams and the league runs the game is all about popularity and pizzazz. Let them faun over the Lin video and fluff because he’s winning at the game of popularity when he’s associated with the “stars” like Curry, Howard, DJ, and Tyson. The more pr associated with that the better. We all know Lin has the numbers to do the job and shine. All he needs the fans and media to get on side.

  • golfhacker

    I respect your view and everyone else’s. I’m just saying you really didn’t miss anything at his media day. The other players on the team don’t have many or any viral YouTube videos or “crazy” hair, so of course there’s nothing to talk to them about except basketball. Jeremy has brought about the attention on non-basketball stuff himself, so you have to expect comments about that stuff.

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  • takemeback2reaganyears

    20 lbs less later.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Mike D’Antoni announced as guest clinician for Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic (Oct. 25). Also, notice the avatar on Harvard Basketball’s twitter feed (Jeremy and Tommy Amaker) …
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    https://twitter.com/hoopsatharvard/status/644570941041836033

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  • Brent Yen

    10 more at the end of the season I assume

  • gum

    Technical assistance requested: I have a premium account on Ballstreams.com. I would like to watch an NBA game on my Samsung TV. What is the next step?

  • Brent Yen

    Use your imagination? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I used iPhone + APPLE TV solution the most
    But depending on your TV, you may able to set up a DLNA server on your PC and stream to your TV too

  • gum

    Someone suggested Roku, but I find there are different kinds of service. If so which one should I order?

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure about roku, but as long as it can add ballstream as a “channel” it should be good

  • FSW

    Works on my roku as a add on channel look on Internet how to set it up

  • Brent Yen

    What type of the roku you have? the stick or that box? does it even matter in terms of functionality?

  • FSW

    I have a box but it shouldn’t matter if it is a stick both should have some functions

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Players of Charlotte Hornet and their ESPN NBARank:
    X. Al Jefferson
    X. Nicolas Batum
    X. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
    X. Kemba Walker
    X. Cody Zeller
    X. Frank Kaminsky III
    X. Jeremy Lin

    224. Marvin William
    272. Spencer Hawes
    300. Jeremy Lamb
    302. Tyler Hansbrough
    310. Troy Daniels
    320. Brian Roberts
    332. P.J. Hairston

  • gum

    There are several types of Roku and also the stick….I am not sure which one is the best in streaming.
    Thank you for your response.

  • gum

    I am reading about what DLNA is on google….It is like a foreign language to me since I am from a different generation! Thank you for your response….

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  • sport

    First time hearing a head coach saying JLin can be a starter!

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  • sport

    Are rookie cards most valuable? What about the card released for his breakout team? Also what specific brand would be the best?

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    http://www.nba.com/hornets/buzz-getting-closer-
    “Al Jefferson, the veteran big man, is convinced there is enough talent to have an interesting season. He hopes Jeremy Lin brings back the magic and talent he showed while with the Knicks.”

  • TTNN

    hay, anyone posted this? it has the full interview when Lin was at the blogger table

    https://www.periscope.tv/BringBackTheBuz/1DXxywkzWPRGM

  • jakey

    I don’t think rookie cards are the most valuable but it shows when the player started.(but some rookie cards are $$$) The prices vary according to the brand too( panini, upper deck, topps etc.). I think they will release JLin cards in a Hornets next year. I have JLin cards in a Houston and Lakers uniforms but it’s not worth much haha.

  • blubell

    I think so.. buried deep down the thread but thanks for bringing it up again.

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin becomes famous again, on Reddit AMA
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/jeremy-lin-reddit-ama-1.3242989

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  • Infini

    Wow, that’s a huge endorsement!

  • Infini

    Maybe Google will sponsor him next 😉

  • Infini

    But even I can’t turn down a Panda Express meal every once in awhile…

    Welp… at least we know Jeremy has some flaws 😉

  • Brent Yen

    There was a coach said he is a fan of Lin too…lol

  • blubell

    Thats bunch of BS 😛

  • Phillycheese

    He wearing Roots. Canadian branded sweatshirts.

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    I think you can also add the channel on Apple TV… But may need to jailbreak it… Instructions are on the ballstream.com>My Devices

  • One interesting comment about ‘no mutual interest’ with DAL.
    My guess is Parsons as designated Point Forward plus low-pay probably won’t mutually benefit JLin.

    https://twitter.com/dnorwood90/status/647493610976452608

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so. All these Mav wants Lin all from that ESPN reporter none from Lin or Mav … Well, I am glad Lin didn’t go to Mav bc w CP wants to in charge the ball like LBJ.. smh! Really can’t wait to see how DW fight w him. LOL!

  • thanks, this is a very complete interview .. very fancy with live tweets as he spoke!

  • maybe the mods can update the post with these highly upvoted links

  • blubell

    Rick posted it earlier so I featured his comment.

  • yup, in hindsight Lin really dodged a bullet not to be a scapegoat to bail Parsons out.
    Way too much ego in Mavs compared to low-key Hornets that we’re slowly realizing.

    Hornets definitely fits JLin’s personality more.

    Another interesting comment in the interview was JLin praising the high-character guys in Hornets so they don’t have to worry about issues (I can see him flashing back to Kobe & Harden ego-related issues LOL)

  • problem is jeremy alone cannot bring it back himself. teammates (and coaches) need to facilitate this. or else its saying i hope he succeeds, but dont expect me to adjust to make it happen. getting my own/my interests come first

    Hope the guys in the locker room have high enough character to make personal sacrifices for the sake of winning

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! So far I really like Hornets’ fans or media. They don’t trash Lin like Rox. Since they don’t have really big ego guys in th team so it’s much better. Even they don’t have big media cover like NYK or Lakers. But when they are good these media will start to report more about this team. Can’t wait for season to start.

  • blubell

    He mentioned other players but I just posted his comment about Jeremy. Unfortunately, the link no longer works and can’t see what he said in its entirety 🙁

  • thanks for posting or else we would have lost the quote

    i just wonder if al himself will do his part in facilitating jlin’s success (which invariably leads to team success).

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  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah my favorite time of the year, seeing Akira Sendoh….er, Jeremy Lin.. in action again.

  • John Lee

    I see you know your Slam Dunk… 🙂

    The new hair is an excellent match for Sendoh.

  • John Lee

    Rox culture is one of disrespect from Front Office, so much so that not only T-Mac and Francis were bitten, but even Hakeem The Dream fell victim to it.

    One can only count on karma to bite. Knicks had a good year after Lin departed, and then things went deep south, same thing will happen to Rox. And the Lakers…it’s become the senior home of the have beens.

  • real-dsb

    Batum had a very disappointing Eurobasket tournament. Maybe need to lower expectations for Batum this year.

    http://www.si.com/nba/2015/09/21/fiba-eurobasket-2015-pau-gasol-tony-parker-dirk-nowitzki-olympics-bulls-spurs-mavericks

    Add Nicolas Batum’s name next to Parker’s on the list of EuroBasket disappointments. After a confounding season in Portland, the 26-year-old Batum was traded to Charlotte, where he will look to make the most of a fresh start as he enters a contract year. EuroBasket didn’t offer a ton in the way of immediate hope for Hornets fans: Batum averaged 9.1 points (on 35.3% shooting) and 3.6 rebounds,
    he registered nearly as many turnovers as assists, and he hit just six of his 35 three-point attempts. His most memorable failing, going 0 for 3 from the free-throw line with a chance to tie Spain late in overtime, underscored ongoing concerns about the mental state of his game. Charlotte coach Steve Clifford is counting on Batum to space the court with his shooting, make plays off the dribble, and remain engaged on both ends throughout games. At EuroBasket, Batum graded out as “needs improvement” in all three categories.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In other words not at NBA level during off season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy has been working on his dribbling since Lakers days. He has made obvious improvement in this area. Also, he appears more confident in handling the ball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s time for a change to have the coach’s confidence in playing him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Seems that players in Charlotte has shared the win first attitude to games next season and they’re more ready to play team ball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a game that Charlotte should remember. They were simply blown away by the Cavaliers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is an ugly game; totally outclassed by Cavaliers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Me too. It seems that Mavericks have not really bought in Lin’s game. Look at the decisions that Mark Cuban has made since their lone championship. The release of Tyson Chandler. The trade that they brought in Rhondo. It’s totally disastrous. Those aren’t good basketball decisions. They are so high on Wes Matthews whom I think could be a total bust together with Parsons Chandler. Another dismal season despite they did recruit some young rookies that has shown promises in Summer League.

    Jeremy has made the right decision to fit in a situation similar to Linsanity with no star players dominating the team and a good coach of modern basketball plus some hardworking teammates.

  • Phillycheese

    He mentioned this specifically when talking about Troy Daniels. One can apply to all other players on the floor with him.

  • TTNN

    Lin did say there was mutual interest throughout the majority of the free agency, I think that’s the main reason Lin waited that long. But Lin never feel he was needed I guess from Mav, I think when D.J changed his mind, Lin also lost his interest there too. That will be another tanking team, and don’t really respect his game, so understandable there is no mutual interest.

  • TTNN

    I feel the most interesting part was his laughing when asked about locker room chemistry. He said he dealt with it last season, and also thought they were asking about Hornets’ last season. Hmm, obviously last season there is locker room issue there in Lakers, and I don’t know how big an issue Lance was last season, very interesting that Hornets media and players never talk about it, but I remember once Rick Bonnell once tweeted that nobody likes Hawes’s two year deal, sounds like Hornets want to get rid of Lance that much, they’d rather take on a deal they don’t really like.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Is this Big Al? He sure looks slim. Hope that he gets his strength back/

  • 1mtoldman

    thanks for putting up a real good interview as featured comment.

  • 1mtoldman

    i frankly dont understand the enthusiasm seemingly everywhere for batum; like he’s going to be the savior.

    he had a very bad season last year, supposedly due to injury but…. as you say he was “turribul” (as charles barkely mite say) in eurobasket basically disappeared until the last game and then (yes) not only blew the 3 free throws in a row but had a couple turnovers as well in the last minute.

    the closer yes was gobert fouling out and king pau slamming down 3 dunks for the last 6 spanish points but batum was a major fail.

    plus they’re asking him to play a position he’s never played; now i guess the postions have changed and 2 an 3 are viewed interchaneably as “wings” but im not so sure.

    i guess the enthusiasm is based on previous to last year his all round game of piling up both assists and rebounds, but uh there just seems to be unmerited expectations here. im not saying hes a bad player or a negative just as you say that expectations are too high but more curiously, why are they that high in the first place?

  • 1mtoldman

    #7 too.

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    only a few of us know the real jeremy role model here. most reference dragon ball z or something else.

    both #7 in yer program, #7 in yer heart.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I agree. This player has been in a slum. He needs help and good coaching.
    Well, this is the place and there are players helping out too. Hope that they find good team chemistry and get their game going.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    While I’m not that familiar with Batum’s game, I always wondered whether the Hornets were over-rating Batum and boosting him too much….It feels like they expect him to be a big star and carry the team….

    There were a similar sense about Lance stevenson but at least Lance was coming off a much better year than Batum when the Hornets signed him.

    On top of that Batum will be playing shooting guard when he’s a 3…..On the other hand, if Batum is not the player the Hornets expect him to be, maybe Jeremy could move fully into that 2guard spot as a starter and also handle the ball alongside Walker.

    At the least, Lin may get more minutes at shooting guard that we may expect.

  • 1mtoldman

    its entirely and increasingly possible both chandler and matthews wont even be a go till later in the season, dirk looked pretty much played out (as parker) in eurobasket (unlike king pau!)–and even with rondo dallas was using a major rotating point guard system with no one really getting any extended time, i think thats part of what rondo was unhappy about (not that im siding with rondo in anything) btw in espn ratings rondo dropped from 37 last year to like 237 this year!

  • 1mtoldman

    low key i think thats the “key” thing.

    charlotte is in some ways barely in the nba. probably the least known team in the league.

    its a place to both lye low and fly high (like the hair).

  • 1mtoldman

    bringing in the panda’s friend shows how ridiculous things are in la. preseason polls have them like one of bottom 3 teams again (i think they will keep their pick which is probably the idea).

    and yet delusional (or diversionary) laker brass and players taking playoffs. lmao.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I don’t know why Batum had a bad year w Portland last season? I remembered he used to be not that bad in the past? Hornets paid high salary for him so they do expect more from him.

  • TTNN

    You guys listen to coach Clifford’s and Kemba’s interview on Hornets team site? Couple of things I noticed, 1) Sounds like coach like Marvin a lot. And looks like he will get to start over Zeller. 2) Coach Clifford is the only coach after NY said Lin need/could be Linsanity, which I like. I really hate those old days McHale/BS say Lin don’t need to be Linsanity, 3) Coach start to praise Kaminsky, but strength is still his problem, he said Kaminsky will need 3-4 years, which, I feel strange since Kaminsky is not young, 3-4 yrs sounds kind of long. I thought he was drafted as people think he could contribute immediately. Looks to me coach would use Marvin over Kaminsky for sure.

    Kemba’s interview, very interesting that reporter asking his what is his anticipated his 3pt% or what his shooting %, he don’t even want to say he need to improve that, he said he don’t have a number. And about his game, he was talking about if he could hit that shot…… hmmmm, not sure whether he will buy in if coach want him to pass the ball, or improve his shot selection, or shoot less.

    AI sounds excited about Batum’s entry pass, and happy Lin signed, I do think those two will help AI the most.

    One thing that Lin was talking about he was talking to coach about how he will be used, which is good that is not like in Rockets and Lakers, lots of surprise, and coaches were trying to suppress his usage there,and at least that’s not the feeling in Hornets yet.

    Lin has always been asked to play off ball in all three teams. But Hornets was asked him to be offball as a 2, vs. he was asked to be off ball as 1, I do think that’s a big difference. But, anyway, we have to see their preseason games in real situation. Also, we will have to see their real games. Remember Lakers totally changed their play style as soon as the season opened. They played nothing like what they did in preseason.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Cuban really bought what CP told him..? Their future PG is not that important at all bc CP will handle the ball more next season?! smh! That’s why they don’t need any playmaker for this team bc CP can do everything…. smh! Tyson & Ellis used to be Cuban’s favor but not anymore…. Anyway, SO Glad no need to see Lin in the same team w CP.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, and Ryota Miyagi was also #7, though his hair style is not as cool as Sendoh’s.

    I wonder whether Jeremy read Slam Dunk as a kid…

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Can’t believe Lakers will become so bad after they hired BS?! Since no one wanted to come so they only can high Panda’s friend in….

  • CJSHYY

    Do you think Kemba will get along well w Lin? He & Lance or Mo William didn’t get along.

  • Acbc

    The problem was, BS didn’t say what kind of fan he was. Maybe he meant, he was a fan of rickshaw drivers or fast Chinese takeout delivery.

  • TTNN

    I don’t know. Obviously Lin came in with a better attitude and mentality. Lance was “born ready”, Mo was previous all star and wanted to start and also don’t have a training camp with Kemba. Also he is short too so could not really play at the 2.

    Kind of feel that Lin will be asked what they were hoping Lance could do, so basically Lin and Batum will split that job. However, I’m not sure whether Kemba will buy in, and we will have to wait and see. At this moment, everything is on paper, player will all say yeah, sure. But when they put into game situation, whether they really do that, that will be a big question.

  • David Kim

    I think
    Kemba + Lin >>> Kemba + Batum
    Better backcourt

  • KL

    But Lin + Batum >>> Kemba + Batum

  • TTNN

    I think he was used as a PF, and he is not used to that position,

    I thought he might play PF better than SG though. We will see.

  • TTNN

    yes. Do hope Batum play some back up SF min, so Lin/Lamb/Batum/Zeller/Hawes would be a really fun line up

  • KL

    And Lin-Kaminsky too. I am hoping Kaminsky can be a better version of D-Mo in Houston.

  • KL

    Thanks for summarizing these points. I have always felt that the coach makes the biggest difference to a player’s success.

    Errant team mates ought to be reined in by good coaches. GMs may set the general direction but cannot micromanage the plays and minutes.

    It also seems to be that the NBA really has 2 tracks with their coaching. One track has “real coaches” who have a proven career in coaching. The other track has guys who have connections, like former players.

  • TTNN

    I don’t know. I liked D-Mo way more. D-Mo came to the league at 19, with better footwork, 3 pts shoot reputation too, and it still took him more than a year to gain weight and strength to play.

    Kaminsky is older, maybe better 3 point but that’s college 3pt, you don’t know how that translate into NBA yet. And I need to see him play in real NBA game not just summer league. And it is not like he had a super great summer league either.

  • TTNN

    D. Williams, I think at that time they know they got a chance to get D.Williams.

  • TTNN

  • David Kim

    I agree with it but I dont think hornets will bench Kemba. There is chance batum will be benched or moved to sf if batum keeps struggling in starting SG.

  • GoodDayLA

    There is only 1 thing lin can do: ball out. Cant even afford a bad game where coach supposedly will empower you each and every game to play your way.

    Ball out and let the rest take its course. If Lin fails to ball out, thats all she wrote.

    Big season ahead for Lin.

    A benched 6th man cannot recreate Linsanity. So Clifford is all talk. And Lin is all too gullible.

    But maybe the stars align and Lin is forced into a big role again. We will see.

    Regardless its Lin’s job this season to play lights out every game if he really is put in a position to succeed.

  • Yascar

    Thanks for sharing. Good interview. Both basketball and non basketball stuff.

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t agree more… LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    I think Kemba is the key. Bc Lance failed in Hornets all due to poor fit w Kemba. Hornets picked Kemba instead of Lance….

  • Arsenium12 .
  • TTNN

    hard to pick Lance with 17% 3pt shooting, 30% is better than 17%.

  • Yascar

    Am I right in thinking there will be media availability at noon Charlotte time today and tomorrow? I seem to recall reading that from somewhere but can’t find the link now.

  • webattorney

    I am sure Charlottes security guards appreciated his mentioning them. Yeah, he definitely looks more comfortable. That Southern hospitality.

  • webattorney

    I saw D Mo play several games with Hornets, and frankly, I didn’t think the team gained anything by playing Kemba over D Mo.

  • KL

    I wonder if there is any chance that Lin will start at the 2, with MKG playing at the 4? Small lineup I know but it is all a matter of rotation.

  • webattorney

    Tx for your summary because I didn’t see the interviews. For Clifford, Lin needs to become again the Linsanity player for Charlottes to make the playoff and do well; that’s the difference.

  • webattorney

    I do sort of agree with you in that the 6th man cannot become the Linsanity. If he wants that from Lin, he has to be willing to start Lin. For Clifford to say that Lin needs to reach the Linsanity level without being willing to start Lin is at best disingenuous or plain naive. Yeap, both Clifford and Lin might be acting too gullible right now — I agree with you on this also.

  • webattorney

    Right now, it makes more sense to think there is less than 2% chance that Lin will start unless someone gets injured.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some background info on Hornets training camp. See : http://wfnz.com/2015/09/24/hornets-set-to-open-training-camp-on-saturday-september-26-at-time-warner-cable-arena/
    __________

    The Charlotte Hornets will hold their 2015 Training Camp from Saturday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Novant Health Training Center inside Time Warner Cable Arena.

    The Hornets are scheduled to have two practices on Saturday, Sept. 26, Sunday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 29 and one practice on Monday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 30. Hornets players and coaches will be available for interviews following practice. There will be no media availability following the evening practice sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. A complete training camp schedule is below.

    2015 HORNETS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

    Saturday, Sept. 26 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Media should arrive by 12:00 p.m.
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. No media availability

    Sunday, Sept. 27 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Media should arrive by 12:00 p.m.
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. No media availability

    Monday, Sept. 28 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Media should arrive by 1:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 29 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Media should arrive by 12:00 p.m.
    5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. No media availability

    Wednesday, Sept. 30 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Media should arrive by 1:00 p.m.

    The Hornets are scheduled to begin a regular practice schedule on Oct. 1 with practices beginning at 10:30 a.m. Media arrival time will be communicated the day prior to practice.

  • webattorney

    It’s hard to tell he has made obvious improvement in dribbling from the video. I think you have to wait until you see him play in games to say this.

  • GoodDayLA

    For the last time when Lin was signed, GM Rich Cho issued a press release and said Lin would be a backup guard playing off the bench.

    Stop your crazy talk.

  • GoodDayLA

    Exactly. I see it the same. Im hoping Cho secretly plans to trade Kemba away if Lin delivers. Otherwise Lin will just be shackled yet again. At least he can opt out at end of season.

  • GoodDayLA

    I watched the video. Lin says dallas lost interest in him. Not that lin lost interest in dallas.

  • David Kim

    I bought one team nba league pass through nba.com. anyone knows how to watch nba league pass through samsung smart tv?

  • thanks, @arsenium12:disqus
    I’ll go ahead to create the Training Camp thread

  • new thread on Sept 26-30 Training Camp
    http://www.jlinportal.com/hornets-2015-training-camp-sept-26-30/

    Credit to @arsenium12:disqus , here is the information of Hornets 5-day Training Camp (Sept 26-30)

    See :Hornets Set To Open Training Camp On Saturday, September 26 At Time Warner Cable Arena

    The Charlotte Hornets will hold their 2015 Training Camp from Saturday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Novant Health Training Center inside Time Warner Cable Arena.

  • GoodDayLA

    Exactly

  • steven ko

    where’s John Ireland and the very hot looking Kristine Leahy?

  • real-dsb

    Lin tweeted a very personal article by Landry Fields.

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/647835099527032832

  • linspiredinla

    Do you have a link to coach Clifford talking about Linsanity? I heard part about Lin can have opportunity to be starter like he was in NY, but nothing that he needs/could be Linsanity.

  • TTNN

    I think you mixed up D-Mo with Mo Williams. D-Mo in Rockets.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ve watched the anime countless times in 3 different languages and read the manga once. Seeing that hairstyle I was like, “Sendoh?”

    Jersey number?Check.
    Easygoing? Check.
    Loves fishing?Check.
    Basketball skills? Check.
    Point guard? Check.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lots of similarities as well, even if Sendoh is listed as SF/PG. Jeremy can play the forward as well (McHale, thanks to you…)

    #1 in my heart 😉

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