[ESPN] The New Linsanity: Lack of Calls for Jeremy Lin

ESPN Tom Haberstroh came out with a compelling video chockfull of interesting statistical analysis regarding the curious mystery of Jeremy Lin missing flagrant calls when leading all guards in NBA with 813 fouls in the past 3 seasons without getting a single flagrant foul.

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This statistics backs up the assertion that Jeremy Lin fans presented in the “Too Flagrant Not To Calls” viral video (964K views in just 8 days) that some flagrant fouls did not even get a review from NBA officials.

ESPN Link: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15198725

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Amazingly, Jeremy Lin led all NBA guards with 813 fouls in the past 3 seasons without receiving a single flagrant foul.

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Lin is actually in the Top 3 of receiving all fouls after Kevin Durant and Pau Gasol

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But Lin amazingly led all 3 in the number of drives to the basket with 1528, 300 more than the total drives of Durant and Gasol combined. It would also be interesting to see the ratio of foul/drive for all the guards that might indicate the lack of calls based on the frequency of drives.

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Will NBA Officials be forced to take notice of these astounding statistical evidence that Jeremy Lin has not been getting the benefit of the doubt in the past 3 season?

What could possibly the underlying reasons?

  • Jeremy Lin is seen as an NBA outsider due to race, being undrafted, Harvard pedigree and world-wide popularity especially in Asia. Many think he doesn’t belong in NBA or deserves all the attention creating jealousy.
  • Many times, it seems that some referees refuse to give calls to Lin to prove there is no preferential treatment to an Asian player. Instead of just calling it fairly, they went overboard in showing Lin barely got any calls. If this is true, it is wrong and it needs to be rectified.
  • Will NBA follow the usual way to not admit any guilt to protect the referees but give more favorable calls to Lin after this embarrassing scrutiny of blatant missed flagrant calls?  Only time will tell as JLin and the Hornets will start a playoff series with the Heat.

MEMBERS POLL

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  • heart

    1st, Linsanity 2.0 coming near you!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    2nd. Was checking about different messages:-)

  • DX

    3rd, feel things get better and better.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Quick question: Does anyone know who did the Chinese subtitle for non call vid??

  • heart

    I think it’s W.A. Studio blogger. Woody Allen, from Taiwan. Email him and ask.

    http://woodyallen-studio.blogspot.com/
    https://www.blogger.com/profile/16655205934881743439

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • let me also ask @hc_jadc
    will get back to you later

  • CJSHYY

    I still think Lin have big chance will back to Lakers this summer. 76 maybe…. after the talked from new President.

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/720480394295001088

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop she doesn’t know. We have asked among ourselves and none of us know. That’s why I began to ask and got the info below. We checked and it said W.A. Studio blogger. We were puzzled by this and hence we needed to find out more info about the person who posted this.

  • jimmyL

    That was crazy
    what an ending to an amazing career

  • steven ko

    I think hard playoff fouls will rattle the league’s self-proclaimed MIP. JLin is already used to that his whole career. Wanna see Heat hit them in the gut in game 1 with a 16-0 run to see if the two stars will crumple under the pressure of the playoffs. Looking forward to game. if Clifford wants to win, then he better play (give me something that rhymes )…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin, you are definitely a much better person than me:-)

  • heart

    Did you see Woody Allen’s email address on his profile? He posted the video and also credited/attached the original video below his video. Are we talking about the same video?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av69FviuyZw

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    He played well in the end. Shooting near 50%. Happy ending for him today. Let the new generation begins……

  • takeme2cruz

    …and definitely me.

  • CJSHYY

    Started the game plan against Lin?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It isn’t the issue for him to do it. We need to know who he is as JAD, Jenny and KP were interviewed by a NY reporter and he asked about the info. None of us know and pay attention to who does it. So, we need to know the info and give it to the reporter.

  • takeme2cruz

    Jazz had no reason to play for after the news they are eliminated.

  • steven ko

    Jeremy better practice his mid-range and floaters. ain’t gonna be any layups with Whiteside blanketing the paint.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL He has to because JLin is more a thread to Heats than Kemba:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Absolutely.

  • Ben Johnson

    Spo gameplans against JLin more than any other coach out there…smart dude

  • takeme2cruz

    Practice time is over. Now is schemes, plan and execution .

  • CJSHYY

    Bc he said during Linsanity period. He saw how good Lin played in college game. He knew he’s their biggest threat.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly. Lin will win.

  • heart

    So if we ask him directly to verify if he was the one translated into Chinese and posted the video. Then we can give credit to him for doing so, and ask him if we could provide his info to the reporter as well. I”m also curious about this. Maybe we can get his help in the future too. Please let me know.

  • DX

    If Hornets pass the 1st round, then will face the winner of Raptors & Pacers, right?

  • cdblue10

    Thank you KOBE for all the memories!!!!👌

  • Maknusia

    If only CC can run a dual PG as offensive threat and use the rotation Bigs to protect defensive rims.

    Lets see…it sure be interesting…Jeremy is not going to let this go easily…watchout Heats!

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes. Hoping for a Raptor matchup. Lin always kills Raptors

  • DX

    Yes, it seems 2nd round is easier then 1st one. That will be so great if Hornets go to east final.

  • zxcvb

    I’m less concerned with Lin’s offense than the phantom fouls he’ll get guarding Wade. You know they’re coming. Late whistles after Lin forces a miss. Wade positing Lin up and get FTs for falling down.

  • leeda harun

    17 th April– hornets vs heat 5.30pm…be ready Lin

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the format for the NBA conference playoffs :

    – The first round consists of four match-ups in each conference based on the seedings (1–8, 2–7, 3–6, and 4–5).
    – The four winners advance to the second round with a match-up between the 1–8 and 4–5 winners and a match-up between the 2–7 and 3–6 winners.
    – The two winners advance to the third round, or conference finals.
    – The winner from each conference will advance to the final round, or the NBA finals.

    – All rounds are best-of-seven series.
    – Series are played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, meaning the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while their opponent hosts games 3, 4, and 6, with games 5–7 being played if needed.

    See : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_playoffs

  • cdblue10

    They need to put Lee or Batum with Wade

  • steven ko

    game plan to is to foul Kemba and Jeremy hard to try and rattle them but a certain person will just keep on coming in…

  • heart

    Hornets won by 117 tonight vs Magic, and starting playoff date is 17. Lin’s #. The sign is on the wall y’all! Linsanity 2.0 is coming near you!

  • Acbc

    What purpose does sport serve society? To far too many, sports is relegated to a form of entertainment, a kind of reality TV where survival is about fighting your own tribe to become the top dog. Where winning at all costs means you become the backstabbing lying cheater that manipulates people into becoming your stepping stool to the top.

    This unfortunately is what sports is now. It’s not about being the best you can be. It’s about tanking to get ahead, even though it just means losing just so you can “win” against weaker teams to get pass one extra round; so you can become more famous and make more money. It’s about tanking in order to get the next MJ or Lebron…guess what, Stef Curry wasn’t number one draft choice and neither was MJ.

    Talent is a big component in being great, but character is a gift that sustains and builds upon that talent. An athlete that lacks character will never be sustainable over a career of challenges. This is why people like Morey and Hinkie fail so miserably as GMs, they look at numbers as if they can measure potential. They look at facts as if those facts predict future success. What they fail so badly at is that they have no metric to measure “character”.

    That’s where even some Lin fans fail to see Lin as a great player. Th look at the numbers he produces and regurgitate the propaganda that Ln is inconsistent and is only good as a spark. Lin has lead 3 losing teams into the playoffs. Knicks was dying until Lin. Rockets were a lottery team as well and weren’t expected to make the playoffs until Lin. Lakers never wanted o win, they wanted to lose. Charlotte is making it into the playoffs because of Lin. Lin has played on a lot of really bad teams and yet he keeps making them so much better. They only feel the curse a couple of years later.

    The great ones never fear defeat. They seek the most difficult opponents because these players bring out the best in them. Tanking to “win” is to be a bully and try to beat up only the people they know they can beat. They are cowards that don’t dare to pick on the strongest ones in the crowd.

    When fans say they want Lin to be happy to be a backup on a “winning team”. They are asking Lin to be a coward and a bully so that he can “win” against other second tier players….because that’s what bench players are. Second string players are looked at as weaker players.

    Lin has repeated said he wants to be alpha. There’s nothing wrong with that, if anything Lin is actually fulfilling those important function all athletes perform for our society. It’s their single most important role that actually makes them worth the money they get paid.

    Athletes aren’t paid to be tanking specialists. They are paid to propel the one great one into showing to all of us the superhuman talent within all of us. When Curry shoots the ball from downtown like it was an layup, they break open our resistance to believe in pure magical human potential. Greatness isn’t greatness if there is no one to push that greatness. Spurs vs Heat, GSW vs Cavs. These games only be great contests if they all bring their best to the court…to do that Lin and everyone in the NBA must help push and elevate the one that must stand on top. Every player must always try to be the best they can be in order to create the one super human example of our human potential. They could be a third stringer practicing hard in scrimmage to make the starters improve. They could be second stringers pushing opposing bench players to improve as well as their own starters. Being he best you can be is why greatness needs great character.

    Athletes that don’t seek to be the best become tankers that willingly choose to lose a game in order to meet a weaker opponent. Winning doesn’t equate being the best. This is why “moreyball” is worth BS. Winning by manipulating the system only can make you a perennial second tier team. James Harden is a star not by being the best. He is a manufactured star that can only be the best by supposing his own teammates. To be the best, you have to elevate your own teammates so that when they face a real team like the Spurs or Heat, they can ALL contribute.

    Talent is need for sure, but character makes that athletes to never stop BEING the best. To do that you must earn that through hard work of your own. Harden on the other hand plays no defence and takes all the shots…that’s not being the best. ITS BEING THE WORST.

    Lin wants to be the best he can be. To do that he wants to be the best on his team so that he can face off against the best in the league, night after night. It annoys me to no end to hear Lin fans wanting Lin to accept second best instead so tha he could be “winning”.

  • zxcvb

    That would be smart since Batum isn’t going to be called for fake fouls (reputation/race).

    But I highly doubt Cliff will do that. Either Lee will replace Lin, or Lin will be hung out to dry.

  • DX

    The playoff schedule has come out?

  • Love Lin

    Forgive n forget~~ A real class act… 🙂

  • leeda harun

    Yup.the first round…

  • zxcvb

    My game plan would be to get Lin in foul trouble with Wade post-ups and then watch Kemba shoot them out of it. Also, trap Batum for easy TOs and fastbreak points.

  • DX

    Thank you, need to set up on my phone calendar.

  • DX

    Just found on NBA website:

    (3) Miami Heat vs. (6) Charlotte Hornets

    Game 1 — Sun. April 17, Charlotte at Miami, 5:30 p.m., TNT

    Game 2 — Wed. April 20, Charlotte at Miami, 7 p.m., NBA TV

    Game 3 — Sat. April 23, Miami at Charlotte, 5:30 p.m., TNT

    Game 4 — Mon April 25, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD

    Game 5 * Wed April 27, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

    Game 6 * Fri April 29, Miami at Charlotte, TBD, TBD

    Game 7 * Sun May 1, Charlotte at Miami, TBD, TBD

  • Maknusia

    I guess full schedule would come up later in the day…meanwhile here is the first couple of Heats vs Hornets games

  • Love Lin

    Thx! Was abt 2 find out the schedule.. 🙂

  • LinMad

    where is the ESPN article link on this? This is interesting. If Lin is getting a lot of common foul calls, he should be getting at least 1 flagrant call considering all those hits above his shoulder.

  • Ben Johnson

    Here here brother…to those afraid of Jlin going to the sixers, I say there is nothing to fear because Jlin will take that group of under achievers and propel them to the top or will spend every ounce of himself trying!

  • Phillycheese

    Heat are going to put Winslow on Lin. Winslow is long and quick and has given Lin trouble. They’ll hedge hard with a second defender and Lin better be prepared to shoot the midrange floaters. He should forget the little pivots in the paint because se Miami will be told to not bite on his fakes. As long as he moves the ball and make decisive plays he’ll be fine. If Lin’s three start to fall, it’s all over for the Heat.

    On defense, they should force Dragic to go right, soft hedge and bring another defender in against the screen setter. Force Dragic to find the weakside player, if he can. As for Wade, sag off him and dare him to shoot. Hornets should try to run that old team off the floor. Kemba and Lin both need to push it. I think Cliff was hiding his pace game tomorrow surprise a team in the playoffs.

  • real-dsb

    I am really pleasantly shocked by the response to the Flagrant video. I was expecting the usual response of “Oh, it’s just some Lin fanboy/girl whining, etc”.

    But then I saw it as the top story on reddit NBA (In fact it’s the #3 link Reddit NBA post of all-time!). And then I read the comments, which poured in from fans of all teams across the league all agreeing how it was total BS the hypocrisy that Lin did not get flagrant calls on those, or at least even reviewed.

    That video was extremely well made because it presented the facts and let viewers decide for themselves. And now even mainstream media are picking up on it and agreeing with it (how could anyone not agree after viewing it?) I believe this video could be as impactful as the Harden Defense video in changing mainstream perception. Once again Lin fans recognize the truth way before mainstream.

    This could be great timing for the playoffs if Lin starts getting fair calls.

  • takeme2cruz

    Full one now on espn.com

  • real-dsb
  • Maknusia

    Bravo to ALL Lin fans….including those who voice it out, brought its attention to other medias, made the videos, the translation…as Lin mentioned…he ha the greatest fans out there! 🙂

  • LinMad

    It’s crazy how 4 teams in the East ended up with the same record. That’s how competitive it was in the East.

    3. Heat (48-34)
    4. Hawks (48-34)
    5. Celtics (48-34)
    6. Hornets (48-34)

  • takeme2cruz

    Evan Turner is also 6’7, lin can handle them.

  • CJSHYY

    Just watch what Heat coach talked about Hornets… he looked so unhappy or should I say ….more worry about Hornets… He said more than just Walker… Jeremy Lin no Batum. Haha! He knew Lin is his big problem.

  • real-dsb

    50 FGAs is quite impressive indeed.

    Kobe fell just short of his NBA record 30 FG misses though. LOL.

  • khomphuong2
  • zxcvb

    If only Hornets had won ONE more game. Homecourt and 2nd rd matchup with the Raps. Think of all the times Lin was benched and the Hornets lost a close one…

  • khomphuong2

    wow, Kobe still follows Lin on twitter.

  • JoeTeam

    gsw 73, steph 403 3s.

  • JoeTeam

    not last game …

  • Maknusia

    what if is a never ending twilight zone…what if could also be applied to other teams…I would rather go with;

    it is what it is 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    This season, lin is very underrated passer and drive.

  • JoeTeam

    you got book material here. i’d like lin to play with curry. why not say all 15 are the team, the start is just the start. on gsw, i doesn’t matter all 15 are stars …. ok maybe not macadoo and clark. 13 then. any other team, I’m with you.

  • JoeTeam

    and beat cavs …

  • JoeTeam

    shhhh … lol

  • Steppen03

    Yeah, We got the Heat in the 1st round. YEAH!!!
    Let’s go 6 games and advance. Linsanity Prime!!!

  • Maknusia

    lol!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I only had time to listen after coming home. Yep the reporter asked about Kemba but Shoe brought up JLin. He knows who is the real threat of Hornets. Only Cliff and Hornets don’t see it.

  • CJSHYY

    I think from stats Kemba sure looks good but the real threat it’s Lin bc his game plan it’s the key to help Hornets make it where they are now….Spoelstra seemed not really impressed w Kemba, he said he can score 50 pts… but game set…. Jeremy Lin… Haha! He got it.

  • takeme2cruz

    They’re 2-2 this season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep when I listened to the vid, I know he got it:-) Pray that JLin is ready for their game plan on him.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will be ready bc from his post game interview vs Raptors could tell… he’s ready for playoff that’s why he’s mad his teammates not prepare yet & lose the game. He came here w purpose to make it to playoff & I really hope they can go as deep as possible. Really can’t wait for Sunday to come. Haha!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    To me whatever team JLin is going, as long as HC trusts JLin and allows JLin to play his games and be who he is–the starter, THE PG…. the team can go far into playoffs.

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  • Steppen03

    That’s so true: Home court would be very, very nice. Still, it’s that time: the real Test for the hearts of champions. Face the giants: Heat & Cavs in EC. If we can beat Heat then we will be much more stronger for 2nd round. Honestly, all I can about is JL7 – get couple more games of Linsanity Prime (20pt & 5ast) to end this season then I’ll be totally satisfied.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @hc_jadc did the original vid. She posts here occasionally.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know he is ready for playoffs. More talking about Spoelstra game plan on JLin and that JLin is able to overcome it in all scenario. Not sure how much Cliff and his team will help him. He is pretty much on his own to deal with the situation.

  • I remember 1 winnable game that could have made the Hornets be the 3rd seed.

    Had JLin not be benched in the Cavs 11/27 home game in the 4th quarter while leading 82-79, they could’ve won that game. Cavs went on 16-8 run to win the game 95-90

    But on the other hand, Clifford plugged Lin in for his clutch FTs in at least 2 games with 14 and 22 seconds left to secure the win.

    So there’s good and bad. It is what it is.
    Hopefully there’s a lot of teamball vs the Heat!

  • AlexBB

    It seems unreal that a head coach of opposing team specifically mentioned and worried about a bench role player LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CaliUSMC

    thanKSss

  • John Focker

    I remember AT LEAST 15 winnable games that Kemba threw out the window with heroball, starting with the two losses to Hawks and the first loss to the Bulls (first time Jeremy didn’t close). Sans politics, Hornets should’ve been EC TOP SEED.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Congrats on the nod for vid. Was waiting for this to drop, and Tom, ESPN delivered today!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Priority of GSW game over Lakers game?

  • John Focker

    The Lakers’ game was such a joke, on par with this years’ ASG.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Didn’t watch it, but sure it was setup for Kobe to shoot, shoot, and shoot. At least he hit close to 50%.

  • zxcvb

    In 13 games as starter (only 1 as PG), Lin averaged 17.5p/4.8a/4.0r on 46%/46%/83% shooting.

    As a real starting PG under MDA, he could put up a filthy 50/40/80 next season.

  • bolero

    Spoe always game plan against Lin. Expect a close paint and trap for Lin.

  • bolero
  • Dan Ang

    Dang……there’s no ifs ands or buts about it, Spoelstra had to say what we already know. He game plans for Lin!

  • Dan Ang

    Great timing indeed.

  • Dan Ang

    Oh man, if the Heats can’t shut down Lin, the refs will. Yikes! Thank goodness for the famous video.

  • ViNuyork

    all the time since LInsanity….he is one of the coaches who recognizes JLin’s skill….haha..he mentioned JLIn instead of Batum or the other starters…see C. Cliff…..hope u can use him as more than a bench player now.

  • Jedi

    I was personally rooting for 1-33 FG and a huge loss for Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jeremy Lin Conference Call GMS : Mark Suleymanov
    https://twitter.com/faithforjlin/status/720475908562403330

  • Acbc

    Lin IS THE VERY DISCRIPTION OF CHARACTER. He embodies all the qualities any human being that wants to become great at something.

    This is why Lin’s true potential is inmeasurable. Sure he’s the speed and talent to be a starter, but it’s his glue guy ability to pull the best out of people that makes him dangerous. He is the “coach Lin” and he is also the “Lin express”. One channels and challenges players to remember their inner child to remember what “PLAY” meant as they sought to be the very best. The second is how he carries them into the games like a freight train of people who have felt that positive character to become the very best they can be. Lin repeatedly makes people around him better and they often have career years around him.

    Lin makes people around him to believe in the process of competency that have made them into being a NBA player. That process of wanting to be the best is why they’ve worked so hard to get to the big stage. They always have it within them. A great coach is like any great teacher, they teach that process of self attainment. Once they hop back onto that freight train call the “Lin express”, they suppress that “me first” lack of character that is so pervasive in our world. Lin’s character brings out that willingness to be part of something greater. That’s the true ability Lin has. He creates team chemistry because he sums up the parts together like a magnet or “glue guy”. A team is the ” Sum” of its parts and not the other way around.

  • xeroid

    Did anyone predict before season started that Hornets will win 48 games. I think I predicted around that number.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What would the HORNETS be without Jeremy Lin?
    Let’s count those games against Cleveland, Toronto, San Antonio, NY Knicks and Boston.

  • donsmacau

    The audio distortion on that recording is horrendous.

    Once again JLIN speaks to enjoyment of his time CHA but always comes back to his desire to START.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Lin will back to Lakers this summer unless 76 really comes out w something big player & great for him.

  • CJSHYY

    Why they made it to playoff…? smh!

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/720443663059390464

  • CJSHYY
  • Arsenium12 .

    FYI, here is a selected list of point guard and shooting guard salaries from around the NBA for 2015-16.

    For the complete NBA list of players, see : http://espn.go.com/nba/salaries
    __________

  • Michael

    ESPN’s original projection for Hornets wins this season 34 so it’s close.

  • Rick Johnson

    76ers better give MDA the head coach job or he’s gone https://twitter.com/RichleeMd/status/720591802600943616

  • Michael

    Those three should enter the JLP Hall of fame.

  • Michael

    Woohooo I am so ready for this.

  • Michael

    So in other words, Kemba is a bigger threat to the Hornets?

  • Michael

    2.1 here.

  • cdblue10

    Spo is more scared with Lin than anybody else from the Hornets because he makes everyone involved in the offense and that’s more scary than a single coverage player

  • cdblue10

    Amen brother

  • NONONO

    Lin next.

  • Maknusia

    Hey dont you need to be in some other place?!!!

    sigh…I might be missing the entire series…would onlybe able to catchup reruns….

  • blueCypher

    Would u rather have lin in philly or brooklyn

  • donsmacau

    Philly since the Colangelos are in complete control and have 35 year history of trust and success with MDA. Nobody starts at point guard on a Mike D’Antoni team running a D’Antoni offense over JLIN.

    Nets have a new GM Sean Marks, it’s not clear what relationship Marks has with MDA if any. Russian owner has been opinionated on what key players he wants on the team.

  • khomphuong2
  • cdblue10

    Philly since they have a better chance to be really really good next season

  • blueCypher

    Ya. Although either is looking good. Sean Marks is cut from that Spurs cloth.

  • blueCypher
  • donsmacau

    They’ll just wonder why fans are holding up the 813 area code for Tampa Bay, Florida for a Miami, Florida team

  • blueCypher

    haha

  • heart

    Confirmed. Jerry Coangelo was not happy to find out BBrown’s extension:
    “The first source said Jerry Colangelo, who stepped down as chairman the day Bryan was hired and is now a special adviser to managing owner Josh Harris, didn’t like it when he found out Brown’s two-year extension was a done deal upon joining the franchise Dec. 7. The extension was announced at a new conference with former GM Sam Hinkie and Brown four days later.”
    http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/sports/sixers/moore-what-are-chances-brett-brown-remains-as-coach/article_48f679c3-f8b2-56fd-ac1e-b04a13dad4b7.html

  • donsmacau

    Wow, we’ve now hit the big time.

    I made a comment when someone said the video/letter were worthless that it would be worthwhile if a major newspaper, like the NYTimes, WashingtonPost or LA Times picked it up and now

    One down – NY Times
    add ESPN too

  • blueCypher

    Ya, the story is getting picked up more and more. I did think Huffingtonpost was a big media outlet though

  • CJSHYY

    Only NY truly loves him. Haha!

  • blueCypher

    The first 3 games schedule for this series is so convenient – Sunday Wednesday then Saturday. That’s a good amount of rest in between games.

  • NONONO

    either one would be great.

  • BobbyH

    “It’s not about views. I didn’t get money or anything. I didn’t want attention. I just want Lin to get fair calls.”

    Yep, that is all we want, a fair field to play Lin’s game.

  • rookie75094

    Awsome write up on nyt…kudos!!!

  • Maknusia

    BTW…she needs to file her income tax! lol….Great Fan!!!!

  • blueCypher

    Ya this one will have the biggest reach

  • KL

    I remember watching a program on NBA TV before the season started. I think it was called “Open Court”. It had all these “experts” and their predictions for the season. None of them predicted that Charlotte would make the playoffs. They treated Lin’s acquisition as if it did not make any difference. They were waxing lyrical about Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando and Washington, all teams that Charlotte has finished above.

    Just goes to show how little the “experts” know about Lin and his winning ways.

  • cdblue10

    This is going to be very very impactful.

  • blueCypher

    Yup Hornets were projected to be one of the bottom feeders. Especially more so when MKG went out.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I forgot who said Hornets only will win 20 something or around 20?! Like Lin said in his FB….”No one thought we would make it this far, but we’re here so we might as well keep going lol”

  • BobbyH

    I will be very surprised if there is no coach change at 76ers before FA.

  • heart

    Tom Haberstroh tweeted his own findings.

    Jeremy Lin has been fouled 813 times over the last 3 seasons, none were deemed a flagrant foul. That is not common. https://t.co/NRDk0nSDXf— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 14, 2016

  • NONONO

    i bet those experts’ IQs are the same as their high school GPAs – 2.0 to qualify D I

  • blueCypher

    Although it costs money, they can always buy out the coach / fire him can’t they ?

  • A very well-written NYT article conveying the message of concerned Lin fans 🙂

    LOL Best line of the article is:

    Though the group has found the league’s response underwhelming, they have been invigorated by the reaction from other fans and the news media. The video, for instance, inspired a follow-up examination on Wednesday from the ESPN reporter Tom Haberstroh, who noted in his own short video that the 813 fouls that Lin had drawn over the past three seasons represented the highest total for a guard — and the third highest number for any position — without a flagrant foul.

    “That proved it,” Wei said of the report, laughing. “We’re not crazy.”

  • BobbyH

    Let’s see if WSJ comes out its own.

  • BobbyH

    Another good one. “I feel like they think we’re not smart or we don’t know basketball. We know basketball.”

  • KHuang

    I giggle when I watch NBA Open Court.

    I really love those guys, but the NBA game was played under completely different rules back then.

    When “legends” talk smack about how they could easily school players in today’s game, I always shake my head because those stars don’t understand the rule changes.

    I think of it this way: if “dinosaur” coaches like McHale and Scott and Wittman are getting beaten to death for not adapting to modern rules, it would be the same thing for them as players.

  • KHuang

    It was BECAUSE of Lin that the media was crowing that the Hornets would be terrible.

  • rookie75094

    Jlin is rank 249 out of 412 players

  • NONONO

    What happened to Bosh? Is he going to play in the playoffs?

  • Win

    Missed the last game but so glad Lin has a great game once again. So happy that ESPN picked up the story and the 813 video was great and even made it to NYTimes.

  • xeroid

    New York Times Andrew Keh has an article today on Jeremy Lin video ” Too fragrant not to foul”.

  • Rick Johnson

    deleted duplicate

  • KHuang

    When Scottie Pippen said that his Bulls team would easily crush the Warriors in today’s game, I laughed out loud.

    Curry and Thompson literally would have run circles around that SLOW Bulls team which was constructed to be a POWER POST UP team in the 90s. Jordan and Pippen would struggle in today’s game due to all te trapping and pick setting and cutting, though obviously Jordan and Pippen would have been terrific players had they been acclimated to playing today’s rules.

    That said, the Golden State Warriors today would have been utterly crushed in the 90s when post up play and perimeter isolations were made easier due to the illegal defense rule that banned the zones that modern NBA teams use.

  • NONONO

    Thanks to “too frequent to not call” video, the playoffs refs would be under the microscopes on any unfair treatments to Lin. The topic would be brought again and again if bad things happen.

  • KL

    Hinkie probably gave the extension to Brown as a political move as Brown would support him. Hinkie wanted allies in power but he still lost his job. Problem now is that this is the obstacle to D’Antoni being head coach. Colangelo may not want to look vindictive or ruthless by firing Brown so quickly. The plot thickens as Joyce would say.

  • Win

    After all the good things have happened this season (Proved to be a elite defender, Big games against very good team, video of lack of foul call, etc), imagine all of a sudden all the teams wanna sign Lin this season?

  • NONONO

    I wonder the opponent players would think twice before that play hard fouls on Lin.

  • BobbyH

    Drive, Lin, drive …

  • NONONO

    813 and counting…

  • rookie75094

    Lol ” Lincentric” Web site…. is that ath or cf…hehe

  • NONONO

    Cross fingers on 76ers or Nets

  • And this one too 🙂

    “I haven’t filed my tax returns yet,” Kuei said with a sigh. “I spent too much time on the video.”

  • CJSHYY

    I sure hope so bc just in time for Lin. LOL!

  • Win

    No 76ers. I have explained so many times, bunches of immature young kind. I hope Nets or Spurs. If Knicks trade Melo this off season, then I wouldn’t mind seeing Lin back to the Knicks. I mean after all I am a New Yorker. Haha.

  • KL

    Yeah different eras and different games. Curry probably would have struggled a bit with all the hand checking.

  • NONONO

    Lin is leader and perfect fit for immature young players.

  • NONONO

    I wonder some players and refs see Lin’s Harvard degree in wrong ways – We know you are super smart , NBA is not for you.

  • dave lam

    I’m not sure why Philly GM would try for Lin when there’s so many free agents available with Durant topping the list
    It’s not really up to MDA but Coangelo to make the team up. He’s going to pursue the top FA first before Lin

  • jimmyL

    Exactly

  • takeme2cruz

    PG vs SF? Durant will only go to team where he can win championship year 1 or 2 not a rebuilding team from the bottom.

  • jimmyL

    They wont even listen to Lin

  • donsmacau

    They listen to the floor general JLIN or MDA sits them on the bench.

  • takeme2cruz

    So he can be 3rd string PG for the Spurs?

  • takeme2cruz

    You dealt with them before?

  • donsmacau

    Durant is not a point guard.

    Rondo, Teague, Conley won’t put up with the humiliation of playing for the Sixers and would require $20million/yr for the embarrasment.

    So you see it’s not a wide selection period and moreover there is NOBODY that fits the D’Antoni offense better than JLIN in every way.

  • CJSHYY

    You are right. KD will not consider 76 at all.

  • james brown

    well it still a puzzle to him why lin!

  • NONONO

    I like to say this again – Lin’s too many unfair treatments from the NBA refs are something to do with the weak (or none) reactions from his own coaches, teammates or home court fans. I am glad Lin fans toke the actions and used the social media to expose the insane treatments on Lin from NBA refs.

  • hi @real-dsb 🙂 good to see you. Been so busy?

    I don’t think he/she posted here
    but @heart:disqus might give the correct info
    so they try to contact him.

    Maybe there’s DM on Youtube?

  • james brown

    but other thought better to get other FA than LIN? don’t know why they lack faith on lin or just don’t want him to go there, but ok for other big FA!

  • james brown

    it is changing and will change given the time

  • KHuang

    Free agents today only want to join the “super teams” where the responsibility of winning or losing is shared by other players.

  • Maknusia

    KP Chan do post here occasionally

  • jimmyL

    “free agents available with Durant topping the list”
    I’m pretty sure he just meant other PGs

  • Win

    No much good free agents this season. No way KD will go to 76ers. But agreed that they might not go after Lin as one of the poster has mentioned, MDA is number coach for Lin but Lin might not be the number one PG for MDA. Will MDA have the guts to bet on Lin?

  • KHuang

    Immature young team?

    Sounds PERFECT for Lin.

    Just like the minimum age minimum wage Rockets of 12/13 before Howard came – and it took McHale’s full might of working against Lin to hold him to the absolute bottom line of 13 ppg (Lin couldn’t go any lower under McHale as a starter).

    With D’Antoni or a similarly sympathetic coach having Lin as starter, 13 ppg would be vastly eclipsed.

  • KHuang

    MDA indeed wants Lin as his starting PG – but whether the Colangelos do remains to be seen.

  • heart

    After the Flagrant video went viral and started picking up steam, for the first time in the Celtics game, we saw Cliff called a time out to get an explanation from the ref who called a bogus offensive foul on Lin. We’ll see how long that last.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is now 10X better than Lin in Linsanity, it’s no brainer not guts.

  • KHuang

    But the racism against Lin is STRONGER now than during Linsanity.

    Hopefully the latest video counters that a little bit.

  • donsmacau

    Rondo, Conley, Jennings, Teague, Ty Lawson – most of this list looks similar to the type that MDA could not teach to run his offense in the past.

    MDA has met 2 point guards that have run his offense flawlessly, so if he can’t get Nash to unretire then he is going with JLIN.

  • takeme2cruz

    Oh please.

  • Win

    Ehhh. It is actually more like immature young team with lot of players with off-court issue. Such as Noel and Okafor.

    http://www.nj.com/sixers/index.ssf/2015/12/better_late_than_never_sixers_suspend_jahlil_okafo.html

  • KHuang

    Oh please?

    Go ahead and PRETEND that racism is not stronger 813 fouls later.

    GO AHEAD, TRY IT. I DARE YOU.

  • Win

    To you but might not be for MDA. This would be his last shot for NBA coaching.

  • Win

    Agreed. The video surely helps a lot! I hope Lin will get call during playoff.

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t charge anyone with racism without evidence. Are they bias yes but NOT racism.

  • james brown

    i wonder why?LOL

  • Win

    It is a known secret for most of the Asian American.

  • KHuang

    I am the only Lin fan that considers Lin every bit as good a starting SG as he is a starting PG.

    Even if D’Antoni is forced to coach a selfish immature player like Dennis Schroeder,
    having Lin at starting SG would offset Schroeder’s deficiencies.

  • KHuang

    That is THE MOST HATEFUL RACIST INSULT I’ve seen against Asian Americans like Lin and myself on this forum.

    Bias IS racism, and racism IS bias.

    Your post, takeme2cruz, is DESPICABLE.

  • takeme2cruz

    Too bad you feel that way. Not everyone here wanted to be on your “everything racism” wagon.

  • KHuang

    As long as Lin gets calls the same way nonAsian players do, I’m fine.

    For example, if Lin gets bashed but EVERYBODY gets bashed because the refs swallow their whistles, I’m OK with that.

  • Win

    Not everything. But I would say 70%? Why do you think DT get all the votes?

  • KHuang

    STUPID FLAME POST by a RACIST HATE TROLL.

    Flagged.

  • Win

    Haha. Yea.

  • Rick Johnson

    Durant not going to 76ers, Conley will probably stay with Memphis. Rondo got character issues and too old to go with young roster.

  • takeme2cruz

    What? Are you insane? I think you are. Learn how to debate and to respect with the people you disagree, KHuang.

  • KHuang

    NBA players are getting not necessarily younger but certainly DUMBER.

    It’s like that on every team.

    If anything, Lin being there would STABILIZE such youngsters especially in their PED roid rages (a subtle benefit that Lin is currently providing for his Hornets teammates in the guise of his church guidance to teammates).

  • takeme2cruz

    Who’s DT?

  • Win

    And Rondo is not really a top FA.

  • donsmacau

    There will be teams who want Rondo – he is the antithesis of the character the Colangelos/MDA want.

  • KHuang

    NO TROLL.

    You cannot LIE that “racism doesn’t exist for Lin” and expect to get away with flaming people that disagree with your RACIST post.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Win

    I surely hope so if it will be the case if Lin do go to 76ers.

  • takeme2cruz

    You call people who disagree with you a racist, that to me you have no idea what racism really meant.

  • Win

    At least 2nd string. And Tony Parker will retire soon I think.

  • BobbyH

    Hint: Live in NY. Has his tower named after him. Super white, Has a supermodel wife.

  • Win

    🙂

  • james brown

    still, others can’t see the power of MDA now with the sixers!

  • BobbyH

    Knicks, Lakers, Rockets, those failing teams.

  • KHuang

    I’ve got very mixed feelings about this.

    While I would love it if Mike D’Antoni becomes the Sixers head coach and installs Lin as his starting PG or SG, I was also kinda looking forward to Brett Brown coaching Lin.

    I thought Brett Brown did a superb job of coaching the Sixers despite having no talent on his team. He actually managed to win 10 games with a D league PG in Isiah Canaan and a career 12than in Ish Smith. Brown would likely be a very good coach for Jeremy Lin.

    On the other hand, Mike D’Antoni would be the ideal coach for the Sixers. Even if Lin wasn’t there, D’Antoni has a history of turning around bad teams.

  • The dynamics is getting weirder.

    After Bryan Colangelo expressed public support to Brett Brown, he might have to change course if MDA gets a HC offer from Brooklyn Nets.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Ellington waiting to see if Lin coming

    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/720648626884767744

  • takeme2cruz

    I couldn’t figure who’s the NBA player named DT because you jump to politic. DT has more votes beat out mostly white candidates. What’s your point?

  • james brown

    but MDA is still far better than brown because he can surely give jlin the key to their system! brett statement later that he like jlin’s game was a suspect and a RED flag so to speak.

  • yes, I kinda feel bad for Brett Brown after he withstood the 3 tanking years under Hinkie

    But if MDA leaves for the Nets, I’d say JLin will reunite with him there.
    So Colangelo has to make difficult choices soon

  • Win

    I am sure you can figure it out the point. But it is ok even if you don’t because everyone can have different pov.

  • BobbyH

    It is a 50/50. But as the article said, “this is not little league”. Blood shed all the time. Case in point, King’s coach,

  • takeme2cruz

    Reading the article and realizing the headline is a total misled.

  • donsmacau

    Last night the Sixers blew a 25 point lead to a Bulls team who was playing a meaningless game.

    If you consider a superb job a historically awful record of 47-199 over a three year period then every other coach in history is magnificent.

    Of course Sixers were tanking but Coach Brown had many questionable decisions this year while coaching some games that proved the 76ers can do much better with MDA.

  • donsmacau

    My opinion has been this Nets news about MDA is a manufactured excuse that will allow Coach Brown to be fired and replaced by D’Antoni, in other words the Sixers condone this sort of speculation on MDA.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    wow@ Damian Lillard making 4 mil per. I thought he had at least gone through restricted free agency and making much more.

    Is he still under his rookie contract?…Feels like he’s been in the league for a while to still be on a 4mil contract.

  • heart

    Playoffs. Video started w/ showing Lin putting on his jersey.
    http://www.nba.com/playoffs/2016/eastseries3/?ls=iref:nba:scoreboard

  • yes, it’s very possible
    It would look better if Colangelo is forced to choose to not let go of MDA (and secure JLin)

  • yes, the 2-yr extension would still be nice parting gift

  • jimmyL

    Those are good PGs and MDA is not a head coach rn also GM decides who to acquire

    There’s no report or rumour that says MDA is eyeing Lin this off season
    so right now, all that is just wishful thinking, a fantasy

  • jimmyL

    Agreed

  • CJSHYY

    Why no Batum? Is he out for the playoff?

  • CJSHYY

    I believe when Colangelo asked MDA to join 76 that already set the tone that he will be HC one day …..

  • Rick Johnson

    Still framed as a “back-up point guard”. Lets hope that changes after the playoffs:

    2. Who wins the back-up point guard battle?

    Miami has turned rookie back-up point guard Josh Richardson into a dangerous option off the bench. While playing time was initially slow to come by, Richardson was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for March, as he averaged 12 points and 2.0 assists. Meanwhile, behind Walker the Hornets turn to Jeremy Lin, who has shown repeatedly that he remains one of the League’s most explosive offensive players. No matter who wins, this should be a battle worth watching.

  • BobbyH

    If you read these corporate public relation communiqué, you will find that before firing a key senior management, the note will always say great things about that person, saying how great the person is, tremendous accomplishments and contributions being made, but due to [Insert the excuse that is more acceptable by the public], we have to …..

    specially when a new leadership arrives to clean the house.

  • Michael

    So it’s a “new” jersey…as in…new jersey nets…which was the precursor of the Brooklyn Nets. It is all so clear now.

  • jimmyL

    its all just wishful thinking at this point

  • Michael

    Dirty players would have hurt his ankles.

  • Michael

    I spend too much time watching the video, so neither have I.

  • CJSHYY
  • Sesshie

    I have to agree. I don’t think MDA would join a team as an assistant coach, or associate head coach in this case, without knowing that he will transition to the head coach position. Maybe the plan was to let him have access to the team before the fresh start next season. He could evaluate the players and let them familiarize themselves with his system. It will help the front office decide which players to trade/keep and look for certain free agents to fit his system.

  • John Focker

    He was too desperate to come back and coach. Should’ve never taken that job to begin with.

  • John Focker

    You’re on a roll here, no need for meds! LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope Mc takes the King’s coach job.

  • Rick Johnson

    And Rondo and Cousins stay there with McHale.

  • DX

    ‘Charlotte Hornets’ Assistant, Patrick Ewing, Linked to the Sacramento Kings Head Coaching Job’ via FanSided Android

    http://swarmandsting.com/2016/04/14/charlotte-hornets-assistant-patrick-ewing-linked-to-the-sacramento-kings-head-coaching-job/

  • John Focker

    Regardless of whether the statement’s accuracy, it was classless of Pippen to make it, essentially raining on someone’s parade.

  • Rick Johnson

    He must really be desperate to coach to consider that dysfunctional organization.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they both will…. Hope Mc enjoy his new super star Cousins. LOL!

  • Win

    Wow. And he is the first person appear on the video. I am almost 100% sure NBA wanna promote Lin for Asian Market.

    It is going to be very interesting this off season.

  • John Focker

    And/or he thinks he can mentor Cousins to become great.

  • sws94

    He’s not framed as one, he plays as one. Nothing wrong with saying what his role is at present. It’s not saying he’s a backup level talent. It’s saying he’s one of the most explosive offensive players in the league. That’s great.

  • Rick Johnson

    If 76ers don’t grab MDA he’s gone. So many teams looking for new coaches regardless of how Brett Brown is doing.

  • DX

    ‘Charlotte Hornets Round Table Discussion: Regular Season Awards’ via FanSided Android

    http://swarmandsting.com/2016/04/14/charlotte-hornets-round-table-discussion-regular-season-awards/

  • Linzen

    BS is doing such a fantastic job, he should stay for the next 10 years. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha…

  • So that’s why Mavs didn’t sign @JLin7
    Lin signed on but once DeAndre back to LAC, Mavs used cap space 2 sign DWill
    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/720668967820337152

  • DaBoss

    Yes – let’s hope Jeremy is allowed to play the right way so his talent shines during the playoffs. Surely one of the league’s most explosive offensive players will be a starting PG next season.

  • Win

    This is more like it. Really happy that Lin finally have good year!

  • Linzen

    Haven’t posted for a long time… 🙁
    I’m sooooooo proud of the global JLin family for the fragrant foul Youtube video. NBA & NBA refs can’t hide in their lame PR excuses and corporate lines anymore. Hopefully this will translate to more calls for our boy.

    Also very proud of the team marching into playoffs with confidence. Go Lin Go!

  • But this is a good article showing Hornets team chemistry even when they have so many expiring contracts.
    60% of minutes go to players with expiring contracts. Quite impressive.

    They better give more to JLin if they want to advance deep in playoff

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope anyone in China can try to post that video to their media bc so far this video is hot in Taiwan & HK not China yet. To NBA, China is the big market that they care the most….

  • CJSHYY

    If Hornets can go more deeper in playoff then that will benefit to everyone specially to those expiring contract players.

  • Linzen

    Now that the drama series name Kobe farewell tour is finished, China should start to pick some of these up… at least I hope. 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    I sure hope so bc not that many Hornets fans in China. As for Lin ever since he signed w this low salary contract… they don’t pay that much attention on him as usual… smh!

  • yes, it’s definitely a mutual goal. Hope they continue to play together as a team
    Win-Win!

  • DaBoss

    Actually the old Isiah Thomas (Detroit Bad Boys PG, not current player) has said on TV (forget if it was on Open Court or other bball program) has recognized Jeremy as a very good PG (smart, good court vision) and acquisition for CHA. Game recognizes game.

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope they can be a big surprise in Eastern Conference bc Lin’s market has fall a lot not only in USA but Asia too. Like Lin said he needs to do something to post his value up again before season starts….

  • John Focker

    And Mavs got 7th seed, serves them right. Using Jeremy correctly and they would’ve been third in this year’s weakened WC.

  • Linzen

    Oh no, that’s unfortunate!
    But, I read somewhere early in the season that some NBA streaming site picked up all Hornets games for the year. Was that true?
    Or, did JLin got marginalized so much earlier that most fans lost interest? (Sadly, I know I lost interest for a few weeks…)

  • KHuang

    Stop LYING.

    Saying that Lin isn’t affected by racism is the BIGGEST LIE OF ALL.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is hard to prove.

  • CJSHYY

    In China right now they have all 30 teams online. Well, even Hornets do well this season but not that many news on them bc this team just not that popular in Asia.

  • yes, I don’t get why Mavs is so high on an expensive 31-yr old DWill who is past his prime with recurring ankle injuries

    Maybe Mark Cuban liked big-names so much

  • CJSHYY

    I know how you feel…. In fact, right now I saw lots of people talked about NBA in Taiwan I know all only talked about GSW & Curry.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The comparison would be hard for Schroeder to ignore.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    KD would not consider joining any team unless there is strong supporting cast for the team to be a contender!

  • KHuang

    The market for Lin this offseason probably will not be different from last season’s market due to RACIAL issues.

  • Linzen

    6MOY is expected. 🙂
    Come on! Lin should be the DPOY for the team too!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    No way. Lin gonna get a lot of good offers I am sure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Those phony experts

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A lifetime job for the LAKERS. They deserve BS as their coach.

  • CJSHYY

    Cuban wanted to sign DW four years ago but he picked Nets… Well, even Cuban always said nice thing about Lin but don’t believe he really trust him….

    Talk is free but contract needs to pay money.

  • CJSHYY

    I disagree…. I think he will get a good contract but if he & Hornets can go deeper in playoff he maybe will get great contract.

  • Nice pic of JLin as the Big 3 of Hornets in 16 teams who clinched the playoff
    https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/720495977170354177

  • CJSHYY

    Dragic is not even on big three picture….?

  • Rick Johnson

    Tom Moore ‏@tmoore76ers 1h1 hour ago

    #Sixers Brown on offseason priorities: ‘It’s always: What are you doing with your point guard? That’s the most important position.’

    https://twitter.com/tmoore76ers/status/720679025929129984

  • CJSHYY

    He’s right.

  • Linzen

    May be we should forgive the Lakers for what they’d done to our boy….
    .
    .
    NAH, lifetime employment it is! lol

  • Linzen

    Actually, it all starts with the coach. That’s the most important position. wink wink

  • KWC

    No BG for Clips and Rox has…Terrence Jones??

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! So weird … BG is important…. TJ? I thought they want to trade him?

  • dave lam

    Cant wait till Sunday afternoon Go Lin !!!! Gooo Hornets!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    CAN’T WAIT!

  • Linzen

    Our boy’s stat will be off the chart!
    https://twitter.com/SethPartnow/status/720700070669062144

  • Rick Johnson

    Celebrating after the historically worst Laker season? Someone should be giving the mean face on Jimmy Kimmel

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/720697619299835904

  • wandertheglobe

    Should be favorable for Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s good.

  • Rick Johnson
  • zxcvb

    Mixed signals from Colangelo? Sounds like MDA may indeed have serious offers:

    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/04/14/bryan-colangelo-brett-brown-is-the-coach-of-this-team/

    “I told the ownership Brett Brown is the coach of this basketball team going forward. I left no question [to that],” Colangelo told the Breakfast on Broad team.

    “I think Mike D’Antoni might even go away to another job opportunity,” Colangelo said. “There’s speculation on certain jobs in the league and I think Mike’s a perfect candidate for a couple of them, but I hope he’s here because I really think he’s a good basketball coach that can add a lot to what Brett is doing.

    Lin and MDA in Brooklyn is my first choice, reunion in Philly is my second choice, but if MDA stays in Philly another year, then I’m fine with Lin starting for Brown w/ MDA continuing as lead assistant.

  • CJSHYY

    So MDA will not be the HC for 76? If so then I think Lin will likely back to Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    NYT really helps a lot… they got the news from NYT. Haha!

  • CJSHYY

    So the owner likes Brown then? I thought only former GM….

  • Linzen
  • Rick Johnson

    76ers got more tools to build around Lin and improve quickly. Huge cap space, trade-able assets, tons of picks, several bigs. They could rebuild and be good for many years. I don’t think the Nets have that capacity. MDA & 76ers I think would be optimal. Also bringing such a lousy team up would be such a stark contrast Lin will get a lot of credit.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope 0-4 for Rox vs GSW.

  • donsmacau

    There is much noise and speculation surrounding MDA and Brett Brown.

    Ultimately Jerry Colangelo (Father) brought Mike D’Antoni in to be the Head Coach and brought in his son (Bryan new GM). A new GM has the right to determine the Head Coach he wishes to work with. They are positioning themselves to find an excuse to install MDA on the pretext that if we don’t then someone will grab MDA.

    The source who predicted the Sam Hinkie firing also predicts Brown will be fired.
    Reports: Sixers management can’t decide if they want to fire Brett Brown
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/4/14/11430730/sixers-fire-brett-brown-or-not-mike-dantoni-bryan-colangelo-jerry-colangelo

  • takeme2cruz

    They celebrated freedom from Kobe.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess 76 top management don’t want to double pay for coach position…. so MDA either have to wait for 2 more years or out.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    my hero

  • wandertheglobe

    My evil twin wants the Lakers to keep BS for another year so they can be laughing stock, again. Meanwhile, GS is the new showtime team of the NBA.

  • Dan Ang

    That’s exactly who should get the minutes/ball….the expiring contracts. Its audition time on a big stage!

  • takeme2cruz

    The decision to fire Brown is not easy since it will cost the owner millions.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    they will have to handle the situation with care even if they want MDA to take over as the head coach. they will likely wait til mid season of next year to fire Brown once they have some losses to pin on him

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very good insight of how fragrant vid was created.

    Open Season on Jeremy Lin? In Video, Fan Highlights Hard Fouls
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/sports/basketball/jeremy-lin-video-hard-fouls-fan-charlotte-hornets.html?smid=tw-share

  • I am The Jason

    The Mavs got the 6th seed. They will meet OKC in the 1st rd.

  • These are basically what JLin does in his defensive hustle
    Basically the opposite of what James Harden does 😀

    According to the NBA, the following will be counted through a combination of SportVU tracking and video analysis performed at the Secaucus replay center:

    Deflections – Defensive player touches the ball on a non-shot attempt
    Loose Balls Recovered – Player gains sole possession of a live ball not in the control of either team
    Contested 2’s – Defensive player closes out and raises a hand to contest a 2 point shot prior to its release
    Contested 3’s – Defensive player closes out and raises a hand to contest a 3 point shot prior to its release
    Charges Drawn – Defensive player draws a charge
    Screen Assists – Offensive player sets a screen for a teammate that directly leads to a made field goal by that teammate

  • Linzen

    And blow out by at least 20pt a game!

  • jimmyL

    Do any of Lin’s teammates listen to Lin, ever?

  • jimmyL

    Would be great

  • jimmyL

    If the NBA shrugs off the non-calls, that’s fine I expect them to do that.
    They should also lift the ban on Donald Sterling, he did not do anything wrong
    He didn’t treat his players badly or anything, he paid them very well. What the refs did to Lin was way worse than what Sterling might have said in private, which should stay that way.
    Funny how Sterling gets the boot for saying something in private and that’s labelled racist and all that nonsense while Lin getting bodied every night but those who are “supposedly” fighting against racism and yet treating Lin like an outsider.

  • blueCypher

    haha,

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    Oh, I meant kin beat him well.

  • heart

    @Psalm, Melody, just saw this in the comment section of the video. “Dear Ms. Kuei, We would like to interview you about this video. Would you please give me a call at 415-468-2626 ext. 7324?” I think she’s legit. Check her website–http://www.ktsf.com/en/angelina-wong/ Angelina Wong KTSF TV wants to interview JAD.

  • blueCypher

    Where is that hornets playoff video , I cannot find it

  • CJSHYY

    It’s legit. That’s local Chinese TV station. I live in bay area.

  • heart
  • heart

    Could you email or tweet to Psalm, Melody or JAD about this to let them know? Anyone?

  • blueCypher

    Thanks

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t have their email but I can try to send this to Richard. He knows this lady.

  • heart

    Please do. The more news the more awareness, especially in the Chinese community.

  • CJSHYY

    OK I will send to him by DM.

  • donsmacau

    Two parts of the same system.

    Black voices, though they don’t own the majority of NBA teams yet, are the TRUE economic superpower 75% of players and increasing the refs, coaches, front office executives, tv announcers, even cheerleaders have made tremendous advances in Black personnel in last couple decades.

    Blacks don’t want to play for Sterling – consequently receives lifetime ban, forced to sell Clippers.
    Blacks players foul JLIN – no repercussions because they control the NBA and JLIN is just a temporary interloper on their turf.

    Encourage people to go watch the movie “42”, the parallels between what JLIN faced from his High School years to the NBA today with what #42 faced are startling.

  • Loretta Tang

    Please check spelling (flagrant not fragrant fouls) in many postings. Thinking about sweet revenge too much? Haha.

  • David Kim

    No guarantees for Brown as changes continue for Sixers

    Bryan Colangelo

    The NBA-worst Sixers have hired former NBA executive of the year Bryan Colangelo as their general manager. (NATHAN DENETTE / AP)

    Tom Moore

    Of Calkins Media

    Bryan Colangelo called the upcoming offseason as “a summer of change.”

    During his introductory news conference Sunday, Colangelo, the 76ers’ new president of basketball operations, talked about how there could be “a lot of movement in the area of management, and possibly, coaches, again, too.”

    While Colangelo praised Sixers head coach Brett Brown for Brown’s coaching passion and feel for the game and said Brown “deserves an opportunity to coach this basketball team and see this process through,” there are no guarantees going forward.

    Yes, Colangelo said he’s looking forward to meeting with Brown and discussing a number of basketball topics with the Sixers’ three-year coach. But a league source noted Colangelo essentially cleaned house when he took over as Raptors general manager in 2006.

    Promoted stories from SportsChatter.com

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    Sam Mitchell stayed as coach until Colangelo fired him 17 games into the 2008-09 season. Mitchell was named NBA Coach of the Year and Colangelo earned NBA Executive of the Year honors in 2006-07.

    76ers fall to Bulls 115-105, finish season with 72 losses

    76ers fall to Bulls 115-105, finish season with 72 losses

    “I don’t think anybody survives, (except) maybe some low-level analytics people,” the source said. “I’m not sure the scouts make it.”

    The source called it “50-50” that Brown is the head coach to start the 2016-17 campaign, but believes there’s only a 20 percent chance Brown finishes next season in that capacity.

    The source expects associate head coach Mike D’Antoni, who was hired by ex-Sixers chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo in December, to succeed Brown.

    Another NBA source said, “I think the chances are good (Brown is the coach to start next season),” though “if things go really bad, maybe (Bryan Colangelo will) make a change in the middle of the year.”

    The first source said Jerry Colangelo, who stepped down as chairman the day Bryan was hired and is now a special adviser to managing owner Josh Harris, didn’t like it when he found out Brown’s two-year extension was a done deal upon joining the franchise Dec. 7. The extension was announced at a new conference with former GM Sam Hinkie and Brown four days later.

    Brown has three years left on his contract — 2016-17 under his original deal and the two-year extension with the Sixers, who ended the 2015-16 season Wednesday night against the Bulls in Chicago.

    In a 1-on-1 interview two days before Hinkie’s resignation, Brown said he couldn’t imagine a scenario in which he doesn’t return next fall to coach the Sixers.

    Brown cited “the relationship and trust I have with (owners) Josh Harris and David Blitzer.”

    “The ongoing communication we’ve had now for four or five months on the direction of the club, the direction of the program, my role in all of this and the extension that they provided me just gets me so excited and motivated to jump into next year, which I think is going to be extremely different, given our mindset of free agents, given our mindset of being far more aggressive on how we try to grow this. We feel like we’ve paid our dues these previous three years. As a staff, as an organization, we’re excited to turn this around.”

    Asked what grade he would give himself for this season, Brown replied, “I personally feel this was the most challenging year, given the ages and the volume of injuries that we have had and the infrequent number of times we have won. That’s my judgment of how I review myself. There’s always things you wish you did or could’ve done. You have buyer’s remorse (quite a bit).”

    The jury is still out on Brown as a bench coach. While he’s endured rosters heavy on players light on talent and experience en route to nearly 200 losses, the Sixers have struggled to score following timeouts and on set plays. The team’s overmatched personnel has something to do with that.

    Brown and his staff are regarded as being good at helping to turn raw, young players into solid pros. But how would Bryan Colangelo react if the Sixers are able to acquire a potential star via the draft and perhaps another via free agency or trade (which won’t be easy)?

    This should be an interesting offseason — perhaps in more ways than one.

    Copyright © 2016, The Morning Call

  • 热情的lychee

    I can pass this massage to jad

  • zxcvb

    Another option for Lin if an MDA reunion doesn’t pan out. Lin has raved about Atkinson, who worked tirelessly with him and supported him when he was a 15th man on the Knicks.

    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/720355465419358208

  • Joe what do you know

    Exactly my reaction… Where is Griffin?

  • zxcvb

    Internal controversy. Jerry Colangelo always wanted MDA to replace Brown. But ownership wants to give Brown a chance. Bryan caught in between since he doesn’t want more bad press but Brown is not “his guy.”

  • CJSHYY

    Richard said she knew already.

  • heart

    Please do. Thank you. Tell her to scroll down the comment section and she will see it.

  • donsmacau

    It’s all a kabuki masquerade theater put on for the masses to placate those concerned about the optics.

    Jerry Colangelo – Italian (Godfather)
    Bryan Colangelo – Italian (Heir to Godfather)
    Mike D’Antoni – Italian (Capo)

    Loyalty to the familia is paramount. Nobody disrespects the wishes of la Cosa Nostra (Mafia), (Mob) whatever you want to call it.

  • jimmyL

    LOL

  • Epie

    I feel bad for the people who have to clean the locker room.

  • BobbyH

    LOL. That’s so true. One down, one to go – BS.

  • LinMad

    This guy went a little too far…lmao

    Jorge • an hour ago

    Warning to those who abuse and bully Jeremy Lin. Players, referees, NBA officials…If Lin continues to be racially discriminated, Chinese Mafia or Asian gangs may retaliate. It’s real. In the US, there are so many Asian gangs such as ABZ, TRG, The triads, the tongs, etc. The heat is on. One of these days, even popular players who hit Lin like Anthony, Kobe, Harden may be found dead.

  • BobbyH

    Seriously, this could be a criminal charge on the poster. Be careful of your words.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like a CF fake Lin fan.

  • yes, she is aware about it already
    thanks, heart

  • spiderman

    Plus Lin is anti-gangs/ anti-bullies

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I was on the way to work and just saw this message. Glad that psalm has known and done so.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Linzen

    Totally, Jeremy can end up getting 5 or 6 at the end of each game (sample stats in the article were like 0.25 ~ 1.50) .

  • It certainly has the danger of flaming Lin fans as crazed, illogical fans

  • John Focker

    Am I the only one who feels like sending some gifts to Ms. Kuei and her associates in producing the video?

  • BobbyH

    Count me in.

  • Rick Johnson

    Count me in too.

  • 🙂 Let me tell her, Jenny and KP

    Melody and some of us are preparing to send a response letter to respectfully disagree with NBA official answer. Even Tom Haberstroh from ESPN provides data to support how uncommon JLin led all guards with 813 fouls without getting even 1 Flagrant Foul.

    They might still say nothing changes for past FFs but they’ll know fans will scrutinize how MIA vs CHA playoff series will go 🙂

    Round 2!

  • Rick Johnson

    Any idea statistically how many flagrant fouls someone with 813 fouls should get?

  • Tom Haberstroh didn’t elaborate but the fact that JLin is leading all NBA guards in the past 3 seasons in fouls w/o getting FF is definitely an anomaly

  • It’s amazing that JLin’s article gets the New York Times headline but Kobe’s last game is only a foot note.
    http://www.nytimes.com/
    See the pic 🙂

  • Epie

    FRONT PAGE!

  • blueCypher

    Whoa , this thing is reaching …..

  • zxcvb

    Will Lin get some fair calls in the playoffs? Wade will look to whine and flop his way to the line.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow, Lin upstaging Kobe again. Nothing on the GSW’s 73 win season at all.

  • Rick Johnson

    Probably from auto spelling checkers. Especially on the smartphone keyboards.

  • wow, Lin got on the front page?!

  • BobbyH

    My gosh! Front page !!!

  • blueCypher

    Honestly, I think it’s mostly because this story is very juicy for them ….

  • heh, someone can volunteer to do her taxes for her… it’s probably too late now though.

  • blueCypher

    haha

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin reminds me of this scene in 42:

    https://youtu.be/93PKVxXF3i8

  • perhaps NY media wants more stories with the #ReturnOfLinsanity #MDALinConnection #Nets

  • blueCypher
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL I would love to have one myself:-) Then I can make an effort to watch JLin games from DU:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Let’s RT this one.

  • Rick Johnson

    Also includes Carmelo in the video. He probably annoyed with all the attention NY gives Lin even after Melo got rid of him.

  • CJSHYY

    I think more bc NYT has been always nice to Lin since Howard Beck covered NYK….

  • Phillycheese

    That’s because Kobe is yesterday news.

  • blueCypher

    A picture with Lin in it is in front page of http://espn.go.com/nba/ for an arcticle about upset potential

    Anyone with espn insider care to share it ?

  • blueCypher

    That carmelo uppercut is really annoying

  • Rick Johnson

    2 of 6 writers chose the Hornets in 7 games over the Heat:

    https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/720771579232190464

  • Rick Johnson

    Isn’t Byron Scott supposed to be a defensive coach? How come after two years Clarkson never worked on defense?

    Mike Trudell ✔ ‎@LakersReporter
    Clarkson: “I was horrible on the defensive end this year. That’s somewhere I have to make strides. I’ve never really worked on defense.”
    2:36 PM – 14 Apr 2016
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/720727348694265856

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    BS asked for D only to Lin….

  • CJSHYY

    They predict Heat in 7? I think not….Hornets have good chance will win.

  • Rick Johnson

    The bigger the game, the better Lin plays.

  • spiderman

    IF allowed to touch the ball and play PG

  • zxcvb

    Lin in the season opener against Miami: 17p in 27m. Hit 3 jumpers, got a bloody nose and 2-3 bad no-calls.

  • zxcvb

    Homecourt is HUGE. Charlotte was 18-23 on the road.

  • Win

    Just a FYI, this youtube channel have most of the 2015-2016 Hornets season game but of cause except the nothing special normal came back win against the spurs. But they have most of the good games like the one Lin against the Cavaliers

    Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYvm4YkcxS9DjdAYA-8drgg

  • blueCypher

    wow, full games. thanks

  • Win

    He will. Clifford is smart enough to tell Lin is rising and he wants to win. Even local hornets like Lin very very much except the bias blogger.

  • Win

    You are more than welcome. 🙂

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol. it really was hot garbage

  • BobbyH

    Thanks. I will definitely re-watch games vs Spurs, Heat, Raptors and Boston.

  • Win

    Lol. He is right on. It is like a regular season ASG.

  • Win

    Too bad. Spurs game wasn’t included. I think NBA block that game because that game was to0 normal.

  • Win

    Here my thoughts about Byron Scott, the only season BS can coach the Lakers next season is only because he has sacrificed everything these 2 season to protect Kobe UNDER THE ORDER FROM THE front office and owner.

    Therefore he deserve another chance.

  • BobbyH

    Outlier

  • Win

    Yea. But some how that game wasn’t in his channel. I wanna re-watch that game too.

  • BobbyH

    Congrats to JAD. The YouTube video views exceeds 1M. The Chinese version is catching up at 868K.

  • Win

    Congratulations!!!

  • blueCypher

    Chris Bosh is out for the season right ?

  • Rick Johnson

    Houston Chronicle

    Video documents beating Jeremy Lin routinely takes on the court
    http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Video-documents-beating-Jeremy-Lin-takes-on-the-7249290.php

    I won’t bother reading the comments as I can already imagine what Houston fans have to say.

  • Win

    Yup.

  • Rick Johnson

    They can let him go, he’ll still collect his pay like he coached next year as he has a contract. (I think 3 but maybe 4 yrs)

  • blueCypher

    No Bosh. Whiteside is starting

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • MorlockO

    yes but you just need to win 1 road game

    Hornets are tremendous in home games..

  • John Focker

    I’ve always gotten the vibe that NY media hates Melo, and even more so after Linsanity got run out of town.

  • John Focker

    Tom is very smart, he let the VERY CONVINCING numbers do the talking (without lengthy narratives), and lets the viewers draw their own conclusion from those numbers.

  • John Focker

    Thanks for being the messenger, Psalm. JAD, Jenny and KP took precious time to support our boy, and while not all of us were able to help out, we could certainly express our gratitude. I was thinking along the lines of gift certificates (for a shopping spree) or passes/trips to amusement parks (Disney World, Universal Studios, etc.), but willing to go with anything the trio prefers. They’re our new heros amongst Lin fan circles and deserve our best.

  • GoJLin!

    Not too late, the deadline is April 18th; plus it is very easy to file the 6 months extension!

  • Maknusia

    Everyone entitle to their opinion…and normally we are biased as well.

    As Kerr said…its difficult comparison

    For example, if you actually put the teams in a hypothetical game, my guess is the Bulls would be called for a million hand-check fouls, and we would be called for a million illegal defenses when we overloaded the strong side,” Kerr said. “So the game would take, like, six hours because the refs would be calling stuff all game. It’s kind of hard to get past that. Now, they wouldn’t call traveling in either era.”

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15123546/scottie-pippen-predicts-1995-96-chicago-bulls-sweep-golden-state-warriors

  • CJSHYY

    They really don’t like each other…. don’t know who will go first?

    https://twitter.com/StevePopper/status/720770011464351744

  • John Focker

    Dolan sees Melo like his own son, so take a wild guess. smh

  • sport

    Brown is also BS, “I like JLin I really do”. He’s only say good things about Lin to keep his job which tells me he doesn’t like him! Also same excuse can be used on BS since he’s tanked 2 years for the Lakers. Any coach hired for tanking or willing to go through with it, is NOT a good coach; that’s loser mentality. I can bet if Lin does get coached by Brown he will be no different from other previous hater coaches who’s mistreated Lin! It’s MDA or no one.

  • Rick Johnson

    Phil trying to get fired so he can join Jeannie in LA. If he quits now I wonder if he gets paid next year? I would think not. If he’s fired Knicks still have to pay him next year.

  • linfan

    I can get most of these on League Pass replay – but the game I missed, the last one against Boston, is not here and it was blacked out on LP because I am in the Celtics broadcast area (NESN). Even the replay is blacked out, so I can’t even watch it after the fact.

  • takeme2cruz

    Offer jlin max, that would guarantee.

  • sport

    Complete agree with you, Brown is another Hater trying to hide that fact by saying good things about Lin to save his job just like BS.

  • CJSHYY

    This is the reporter who wrote the article from NYT.

    https://twitter.com/andrewkeh/status/720772228846063616

  • NYTimes Deputy Media Editor also tweeted that a stay-at-home mom just want Lin to get fair calls 👍
    https://twitter.com/ennisnyt/status/720773086497398784

  • John Focker

    I’m LOVING how NY media picked this up and having Lin’s back!

    Such a stark difference from toxic Houston media (minus Chris Baldwin and Calvin Murphy) and spineless LA media.

  • Rick Johnson

    If he’s back hope its on the Nets and not pathological Knicks , Dolan and Melo

  • Lam

    Just wondering, are the three of the fans regular posters here or/and the other site?

  • John Focker

    If the Colangelos somehow lost the battle to Sixers’ owner Harris on the HC issue, then D’Antoni/Lin reunion in Brooklyn would be the next best thing.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. NY media is powerful. So happy they report about this just in time before playoff…. I believe now more people will watch how these NBA ref to Lin’s call…..

  • joyce ward

    This video is sweeping the world. I saw it on an English broadcast. I think this is a wake up call for the NBA refs who thought that they were untouchable. I t clearly shows the discrimination that has been leveled against Lin. NBA player’s Association and Adam Silver will soon have to address it. They probably hoping it will go away, but the numbers are too staggering. The refs are going to be under a microscope during the playoffs.

  • John Focker

    Pippen’s a Hall of Famer, making a unprovable hypothetical statement in his own favor at a time when his record is about to be broken is a display of being immature, classless, and childishly jealous.

    But sure, everyone’s entitled to his opinion, as they do have the freedom to make themselves look bad in the public eye. It’s not illegal to look like a fool.

  • John Focker

    NY media’s sharp, and NY fans are savvy. It’s utterly unfortunate that Knicks fans got stuck with Dolan, much in the same fashion as the Lakers fans being stuck with Jimmy Buss (hopefully Jeanie kicks him out).

    BTW, I believe LA media is affected by a severe case of BS overdose.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! NY media really love Lin & they hope he can come back….

  • Brent Yen

    YES ma’am!

  • JAD and KP post and visit here, not quite sure about Jenny

    I have no info on other sites

  • Maybe some New Yorkers would love JLin to play with the Nets! 😄🎉

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if NY media will cover much of the playoffs since no NY team is in it? If they cover CHA vs MIA it will have Stat and Lin invovled. They may touch on what Stat said previously about Melo jealous and not wanting Lin in NY in context of current video and Melo on it clobbering Lin.

  • blueCypher

    Indeed 🙂

  • heart

    What did the English broadcast say and did they show any clips of the video?

  • Yesss this is the tip of the avalanche 😄 👍
    NBA can’t ignore this

    NYTimes frontpage w Kobe last game as a footnote. I don’t think the magnitude of the coverage has sink in yet for Lin fans 😎🎉

  • John Focker

    You got a point there. With Stat and Lin in the ring, it’s literally a field day (series) for NY media and press.

  • BobbyH

    Not just playoff. Hope it carries into next season. We are on watch.

  • JJ Hui

    Good timing video right before the playoff! We will open our eyes on those dirty referees!

  • BobbyH

    For one, #77

  • kauaiblue

    Yup.

  • JJ Hui

    Still going strong and rolling!!

  • BobbyH

    Hope it carries into China mainland. It is quiet there.

  • kauaiblue

    Thats right baby… that video only captured like .01% of the bad and terrible calls he gets…

  • kauaiblue

    Good.

  • kauaiblue

    They gotta step it up.

  • JJ Hui

    Really? I live in US and i dont know anything there! Lol!

  • JJ Hui

    Would you mind to give a little details instead of keeping us hanging midair?

  • kauaiblue

    Excellent post.

  • heart

    @Psalm, did JAD contact Angline Wong to get her spread the news in the Chinese community and abroad? The more people the better, especially bloggers and news media in China and Taiwan.

  • heart

    His name is Karl Lane? Is it correct?

  • BobbyH

    Karl Lane

  • ViNuyork

    me :)…I would be dancing from d’ Brooklyn Bridge towards d’ Barclays Center to watch his first game…wouldn’t that be serendipity–JLIN’s linsanity break out game against d Nets (2/4/12)

  • John Focker

    The only fair and impartial NBA referee that I’m aware of is the second-year #7 (gasp!) Lauren Holtkamp. She will give Jeremy calls where appropriate, and NOT give star calls even to Chris Paul when there’s none.

    Respect!

  • joyce ward

    What are you talking about?

  • JJ Hui

    The English broadcast! What did they say? What they show?

  • joyce ward

    They were just showing the video, and saying wow at the number of blows lin was getting. Then they gave the NBA ref’s political answer and that was it. They did say that it looked very suspicious.

  • james brown

    can we keep a list of those refs who gave lin unfavorable call/non call if possible and also make a note of it and send it to those who can do a write ups on this? #suggest

  • rookie75094

    You do notice she wears number 7 right?…she may be a Jlin fan…awsome!!!

  • She has some reservation about it due to some unexpected privacy issues so she has to think it through.
    Are you on twitter? We can DM

  • kauaiblue

    I plan on blowing out my credit cards on season tix if he goes to nets!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! That is great news! Can’t be happier.

  • Would you consider being a season ticket holder with group of friends if he goes to Brooklyn? 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe we do have the list. Maybe can find it somewhere in a thread/sticker.

  • LOL, that’s the spirit .. Get extra so you can get your money back when Linsanity hits NY!

  • Rick Johnson

    How about that Violet Palmer. She’s a piece of work. Haven’t seen her anymore though. She retired or forced out?

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… didnt think of that!

  • joyce ward

    The players give her a real hard time when she’s calling a game. There was one game when she called a legit foul on CP3 that the Clippers ended up losing in the final minutes of the game. He told her that perhaps she was not suited to be a referee in the NBA because she didn’t know what she was doing. She threw him out of the game in the final minutes and he had to pay a fine. LOL

  • kauaiblue

    Good! Azzhole…

  • joyce ward

    Yeah CP3 definitely a diva. That is why the Clippers will never when a championship with him as PG. He always chokes in the clutch.

  • LinMad

    holy cow it made it to ny times

  • joyce ward

    Yep, this might get lin the 6 MOY trophy…LOL

  • rookie75094

    I hope he always choke the ” clutch “…. hehe

  • james brown

    arrogance!

  • kauaiblue

    Being one of 2 female refs is gotta be tough on an already tough job… shes got my support!

  • ViNuyork

    yep– i’m done wasting my hard earned $$ in MSG…..bye Dolan n Melo–lost total respect with Melo after viewing d video where he gave Jlin an upper cut…he was NOT even going after the ball…%^&^%

  • ViNuyork

    see you there then :)….

  • Warren
  • joyce ward

    I am very sad about George Karl getting fired from the Kings. He was once a good and well respected coach. At Sacramento, you had an owner that catered to Marcus Cousin’s ego, and then they added Rondo to the mix, which they knew would surely implode, Now no coach wants to go to that hostile environment to coach those players. LOL

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, you know it has to be.

  • BobbyH

    Maybe except the lovely K.M.

  • kauaiblue

    Ok!

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be such an entertaining circus with Cousins / Rondo / McHale. I think it will come to fist fights. Would be another Latrell Sprewell choking the coach.

  • LinMad

    i bet you Byron Scott would love to coach for them

  • kauaiblue

    Mchale with thos 2 would be awesome! Mchale has no shame…

  • JoeTeam

    Yes Sir! Marcie style (Charlie Brown).

  • LinMad
  • JoeTeam

    We’ve generally liked Lauren. I saw her ref the GSW Min game, and I think she called a block on Steph. NJ vid review reversed it because steph got his feet set just in time. I was bummed she didn’t get that one right, as we’ve seen her be fair.

  • blueCypher

    They took a chance on the ticking time bomb that is Rondo. It didn’t work out. Their summer will be interesting. Seth Curry had a good string of games late in the season. Will they make him their PG? I would be surprised if they resigned Rondo. I think he is empty calories. He puts up the assists stats but he cannot shoot at all.

  • CJSHYY

    Good or bad from Houston?

  • JoeTeam

    too bad Reggie Miller already voted no-Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Whitman Lam

    1 million views and counting! The NBA’S dirty secret exposed for all to see.

  • Pete B

    After you play for Byron Scott you cherish every win you get

  • KHuang

    George Karl is just fine.

    He’s getting paid whether he coaches or not!

  • sws94

    Mr. 50 shots.

  • sws94

    One of the worse.

  • james brown

    he liked cousins very much, he truly do!!!lol

  • JoeTeam

    very nice to see these varieties of JLin news on this site, esp the growing ref controversy. Kudos to the 3 who put that social news initiative together, it drove one news cycle and let’s hope it adds sequels as news outlets tend to promote.

  • JoeTeam

    I could not figure it out why they tanked. Like who cares in the middle there with 4 teams same record. Yeah, I know they wanted to avoid CLE, but so what, JLin beat them soundly. Any given day, and CHA have some very good ball movement, GSW style, when Lin has the team on some runs. We’ve seen it a lot last 2 weeks.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    First paragraph:
    “Last month, Lin confirmed that he would decline his player option worth $2.42 million for the 2016-17 season, so he can join the free agent market in July. Since Hornets don’t own his Bird
    Rights, they would have to essentially use their cap room to sign the point guard to a fresh contract.”

    First time I heard this. Anyone remembers seeing this news???

  • JJ Hui
  • Joe what do you know

    First time for me too. All I know is Lin doesn’t talk contracts or future plans until his season is over.

  • JJ Hui
  • Sundown

    Just briefly recapping the other articles, nothing new.

  • John Focker

    Every ref makes mistakes, sometimes on close calls, but those are alright as long as they’re neither intentional nor blatantly wrong.

  • John Focker

    It’s been long established that CP’s prima donna. Just being classless and behaving like a spoiled brat when things deviate slightly from what they want.

  • John Focker

    She’s the exact opposite of Lauren, ‘nuf said. I hope she gets out of officiating.

  • sport

    Bias Lin hater ref no clue where she went.

  • John Focker

    It’s real easy, make a very short list of refs who are fair, and take those names out of the entire refs’ roster. Voilà!

  • John Focker

    Kings are currently the Knicks of the Western Conference.

  • I just finished adding 7 game schedule of Hornets vs Heat.

    I just realized Game 1 is only 2 days and 14 hours away. Better set your alarm clock 🙂
    I’ll publish a new thread to discuss the Matchup tomorrow

  • It’s been 14 years since the Hornets won a playoff game.
    That’s the year MJ played in his first year as a Washington Wizard

    https://twitter.com/SteveReedAP/status/720747077362429957

  • Fun Fact: Only Courtney Lee in the Hornets team has a Finals experience
    Guess with which team?
    Answer at the bottom

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The last time the Charlotte Hornets won an NBA playoff game Michael Jordan was in his first season with the Washington Wizards.

    Yes, it’s been that long.

    The Jordan-owned Hornets look to put an end to that 14-year drought when they face the third-seeded Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs beginning Sunday.

    “We have a really good team that can make some noise in the playoffs and give those guys a challenge,” point guard Kemba Walker said. “I think we’re capable of playing with them and capable of beating them too.”

    Charlotte was swept in the first round by the LeBron James-led Heat two years ago. They were also lost 4-0 to the Orlando Magic in 2009-10. In all, they’ve lost 10 straight postseason games, leaving the city thirsty for a playoff victory.

    The franchise hasn’t won a playoff series — or a playoff game — since reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals in the 2001-02 season.

    The Heat and Hornets split their four-game season series with each team winning on the other’s court once, making for what could be the most competitive and intriguing matchup of the NBA’s first round tilts.

    “We’ve had good games against them,” coach Steve Clifford said. “The playoffs are different. (Dwyane) Wade will be a different player. Joe Johnson will be a different player. Obviously, they’re big.”

    The last time the two teams met in the postseason the Hornets were hot, but quickly quieted by James and the Heat.

    It didn’t help that Charlotte’s best player at the time, center Al Jefferson, injured his foot in the first game and was a shell of himself by the end of the series, eventually forced to sit out the fourth and deciding game.

    Jefferson said he doesn’t view it as unfinished business.

    “I just look at it like I was hurt and now I’m back in the playoffs and feeling great,” said Jefferson, who had 26 points in Wednesday night’s regular season finale. “I was hurt earlier but now I’m back and my rhythm is back. To be where we were two years ago against that team, we just happy to be there. I’m just happy to be in the postseason against anybody.”

    Jefferson acknowledged the Hornets didn’t have the firepower to knock off the Heat two years ago when they were basically the Walker and Jefferson show.

    With the Hornets finishing 11th in scoring this season and ninth in defense, he thinks they stand a better chance this time around with their balance.

    “We’re going in to win it and I’m pretty sure they’re going in to win it too,” Jefferson said. “It’s going to be a good series. They’ve had some injuries, losing a star player in (Chris) Bosh and they’ve made some moves. It’s going to be exciting playoff basketball.”

    Clearly Miami isn’t the same team it was with James, but they still have more playoff experience than the Hornets, who have had only one player (Courtney Lee) who has played in an NBA Finals.

    “It’s going to be tough,” Walker said. “D-Wade, Joe Johnson, Amare… you know, guys who’ve been through the wars and know what it takes to win in the playoffs. But I know coach and the rest of the coaching staff are going to come up with an unbelievable game plan.”

    Answer: Courtney Lee went to the 2008-09 NBA Finals as a rookie with Dwight Howard-led Orlando Magic who lost 1-4 to the Lakers in the Finals. He averaged 8.9pts/1.3asts and played in all 21 playoff games

  • Hornets could not have asked for a better playoff matchup than Heat, @scott_fowler says.
    https://twitter.com/mikepersinger/status/720717092685799425

  • Michael

    Other place as in flat, horizontal and fluffy?

  • Michael

    McHale will never dare to get in Cousins face if he didn’t dare do it to Harden.

  • Michael

    For players not deemed star or superstars she is consistently inconsistent and it’s not only against Lin.

  • Michael

    One cool thing I noticed is that many articles online post even more photos of Lin getting mugged, that they dug up.

  • Michael

    If you only compared rosters maybe, but I don’t think the coaches are evenly matched up.

  • Michael

    I would like to see your tap dancing video.

  • Michael

    If I can save enough money see you next season.

  • Phillycheese

    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/04/14/hornets-full-of-expiring-contracts-pulling-together/

    Has anyone read this. Looks like Lin had no options after the Dallas debacle.

  • Phillycheese

    I think Stevens and Bud are better coaches than Spo, and I think majority of people would agree with that sentiment. So, even though your comment might be accurate, the disparity would be worse given the othe options. Lue and Casey might be worse than Cliff, but they were never an option to play against us.

  • Phillycheese

    That Morningnewsusa was a rip off of the NBC Sports article that talks about the number of expiring contracts on the Hornets team and how they managed to pull together despite this.

    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/04/14/hornets-full-of-expiring-contracts-pulling-together/

    I’ve never heard Lin say he will opt out.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • freemind

    The news trickling in on Hornet playoff has zero mention of Lin. Only Nic KW Al Lee mentioned in most . The AP news one was a click bait using Lin picture in news with zero mention. what gives ?

  • Lam

    They did mention lin in the espn preview of hornets vs miami. ” who will win the backup pg battle?”

  • donsmacau

    Lin explained the situation with Mavs back in pre-season. 1:14 on the video if you understand Chinese.
    http://www.jlinportal.com/candid-interview-jeremy-lin/
    Retrospectively, as a JLIN fan, I’m grateful to Cho for acquiring JLIN this season, although JLIN gives credit to Clifford for convincing JLIN to join, perhaps Cho brought the idea to Clifford first – of course Clifford recalled all the praise Mike D’Antoni had about JLIN when he was his assistant coach. But ultimately it’s possible that JLIN would have been out of the NBA had not been for Cho.

    NBA is a business and JLIN’s continuing dream/desire is to START while Cho’s desire is to see JLIN remain forever on Hornets bench as backup to Kemba. Those two desires cannot co-exist, thus we must say thank you to Cho and the Hornets for the opportunity but JLIN must and will move on to grasp his childhood dream.

  • cdblue10

    no game yet???let’s start the playoff shall we…

  • LW

    This Mercury News post is lazy journalism. It just quotes everything from NY Times and adds nothing at all!

  • blueCypher

    I know huh. Love playoff basketball. Also can’t wait for the warriors game tomorrow. Curry is gonna be fun to watch

  • blueCypher
  • CJSHYY

    Really need to thank this reporter.

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/720718161184731142

  • CJSHYY

    This show is popular & Skip likes Lin so why not?

  • blueCypher

    It’s really picking up steam. Wonder what loudmouth Stephen A has to say about it.

  • blueCypher
  • blueCypher
  • CJSHYY

    Well, Last time when Skip talked about Lin vs Spurs… he didn’t say anything.

  • CJSHYY

    NYT really opened the door for this subject now.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Stephen A, avoid talking about JLin

  • CJSHYY
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  • heart
  • CJSHYY

    In fact, I think he agreed everything Skip by mm… just didn’t comment anything… he’s not in the show today. LOL!

  • real-dsb

    Another ESPN article about the video posted Friday 7:59AM ET. Mostly a recap of the NYT article, but still good for visiblity.

  • DX

    ‘Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lin For Sixth Man of the Year?’ via FanSided Android

    http://swarmandsting.com/?p=40549

  • Watch ESPN First Take – “Why Doesn’t Jeremy Lin Get More Flagrant Foul Calls ?”

  • Skip said, “I found this to be absolutely OUTRAGEOUS!
    I want to applaud these fans for putting together this powerful video. (well over 1M hits, I hope it goes o 5M hits)
    This needs to be KNOWN.
    – this needs to get to the highest level in the NBA;
    – the referees need to at least think about this; to undo the subliminal view they have of Jeremy Lin “The Tough Kid”

    I don’t know what else they have in the mind of the referees
    If you watch the video, the stars are the ones fouling him, starting with KOBE clotheslining Jeremy Lin…

  • CJSHYY

    Love Skip. This show is very popular & I believe these Ref will not ignore Lin’s foul anymore. Really thank these fans & NYT to make this finally know by more people.

  • heart

    Thanks for the video. Almost everything they say is good, but I feel like Jared Dudley and Skip are still tapering their answers regarding Lin’s bb skills/talents. They’ve not been watching him play apparently. Skip did mention that Lin lit up in the Spurs game, but probably he had to research about it and bc Spurs is his favorite team. Anyhow, I pray that Lin will explode in the playoffs and get more calls after this viral video. One thing, I do appreciate is that they praise us fans whom have Lin’s back, instead of putting us down like some bloggers in Houston.

  • takeme2cruz

    The most important thing about the video and her letter to the league was how professional it presented. That’s why major news outlets are now reporting.

  • takeme2cruz

    Most of the non-flagrant were non-called foul.

  • Tey Ling

    Where is the loud mouth Stephen A Smith ? Too embarrassed to give his mighty NBA knowledge on JLin flagrant foul calls, hence conveniently absent?…

  • takeme2cruz

    Notice the show avoided to show those flagrant fouls committed by superstars.

  • Tey Ling

    More like shitstars instead of superstars. What a disgrace !

  • That’s very odd.
    Skip talked about Kobe clotheslining Lin but not show the right clips of horrendous FF

    Is it copyright issues or to protect the stars, weird?
    Someone should ask in Youtube video

  • BobbyH

    Doesn’t matter. That will intrigue more people to watch the full length of the video.

  • BobbyH

    For ESPN to have this to support the video, this is quite as big as NYT front page. NBA can’t avoid addressing it anymore. As Skip said, this is a powerful video.

    And I love the part that both agree all fouls in question are flagrant fouls. No question about it.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! The message is out.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. I don’t think NBA will say anything about it but sure will change…. look at vs Celtics game, they gave him more calls….

  • BobbyH

    I don’t worry about the playoff calls. I kind of concern about next season when all dust are settled and people are easy to forget. We need to keep watching and making notes.

  • deesee5

    Trying to protect Kobe perhaps? He just came out of a feel good story and to show that clip would put a dent on Kobes feel good story right now.

  • deesee5

    Perhaps I should also add they are trying to protect those said superstars image. They are viewed as heros, and bring a lot of money to the league cuz people wanna watch them..

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    has Stephan A comment on the issue yet?

  • CJSHYY

    He’s not on today.

  • takeme2cruz

    Back to playoff for a moment, Hornets vs Heat has the lowest odd -4.5, that’s how close this match up is.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    oh i see. the troll was hiding lol!

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Even if Stephan A. was on he would not say much. He try to avoid talking about Jlin.

  • heart
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    real talk!

  • vincent

    Skip has always been fair with Lin even when jeremy hasnt played his best he seems to always be a strong supporter of his. Glad stephen a wasnt there to comment on the video

  • Guest

    Wrong title.
    It should be “Why Jeremy Lin NEVER GETS ANY Flagrant Foul Call?”

  • CJSHYY

    In fact, SAS doesn’t talk bad about Lin anymore… he just no comments on Lin …. all Let Skip do the talking.

  • DX

    Like this gentleman, he did choose Lin over Kobe back to 1st Linsanity game vs. Lakers.

  • takeme2cruz

    There’s no truer words than that.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Justin Verrier
    ESPN Staff Writer
    “Nicolas Batum (ankle) says he’s ready to play Sunday against the Heat. Batum had missed 3 of the Hornets’ past 6 games.”

  • CJSHYY

    Finally news about him…. Good to know he will play.

  • spiderman

    Would not want hear anything he had to say.
    Among the most not-so-bright in the sporting news world

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i had hoped that he doesn’t return too soon. the offense runs a lot smoother when Lin’s usage is high and that happens only when one of batum or kemba are out

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    We need everyone.

  • grover chang

    Felt skip was dancing around the cause of this injustice but he still spitted it out and said maybe because he is Asian. Thank you.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not really. not when having everyone means Lin’s usage becomes awful again

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    It’s the playoff. I think we do

  • grover chang

    I wouldn’t say strong supporter but he seems open minded and fair with Lin. When Lin is good or bad he acknowledge it.

  • heart

    Listen live 610AM –http://wfnz.com/listen-live/
    They’re talking about Hornets playoff. Cliff and Lin will be on at 3pm soon. I think.

  • Rick Johnson
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not when they’re being used incorrectly, playoffs or not. there’s a thing called addition by subtraction. when one of batum or kemba is out, the whole team benefit from a high usage Lin. that trumps everything

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m not sure if I would agree with Dudley on Lin being the primary scorer for the second unit, Al is. I hope Lin will get his touches in the playoff and the Hornets will distribute their offense a bit more rather than either going to Al or Kemball.

  • Rick Johnson

    Playoffs use tighter rotations. Everyone that plays gets big minutes.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    understood. but more minutes isn’t the issue. there’s no difference between standing in the corner for 20 minute versus standing in the corner for 30 minutes. it’s all about usage.

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes, it’s all about getting the touches and having the offense run through him.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is what many people here have said since last season:

    https://twitter.com/LakersPulse/status/720727662763909120

  • Rick Johnson

    @kc1nyk ‏@kc1nyk 2h2 hours ago
    #Lakers PG-SG Jordan Clarkson had the 5th worst defensive rating among qualifying players. Lou and Kobe ranked worse, D’Angelo 15th worst.
    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/721023367126597632

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i took a lot of heat last year when i said that he’s best used coming off the bench as the 6th man since his size and skills set doesn’t really allow him to play either the PG nor the SG effectively to help the team win. last year, he was scoring a lot as a PG but the team was suffering because he couldn’t guard much faster PG’s and he can’t get teammates involved since he’s not a very good floor general. not to mention, by playing Clarkson at PG last year, it took the ball out of Lin’s hands so everyone was isolating instead of team play

  • takeme2cruz

    This season one lie has finally disappeared, Lin is a defensive liability.

  • donsmacau

    When the Hornets need a win against an elite opponent, then JLIN is the primary scorer for the entire team.

  • takeme2cruz

    Time is tune in. Scroll below for link @ heart comment.

  • donsmacau

    Skip Bayless likely knew of the existence of the video/letter prior to today as it was already trending and views 900k+.
    But Skip didn’t say anything until today, neither did the NYTimes until recently.

    What that indicates is that initially most in the industry were simply content to brush the video off as another instance where the “basketball UN-KNOWLEDGABLE, JLIN fanatics” once again were over-reacting to a perceived slight to their favorite player.

    It wasn’t until ESPN’s own Haberstroh’s statistical analysis proving that JLIN recvd by far fewest Flagrants/Foul of any player in the NBA that Skip finally said, “Hold on here there may actually be facts behind the whining”.

    What does that tell us?

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes I remember those games. Announcer would be praising him because he was scoring but failed to mention that team was falling further and further behind and he’d have a big minus +/-.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin joins at 4 ET

  • heart

    Just heard them say Lin will come on at 4pm and Cliff at 5pm.

  • takeme2cruz

    yes me too.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    unfortunately, the media loves anyone who scores a lot because it’s easy to talk about and easy for casual fans to understand. usually, they’re not in tune with what’s really happening on the courts

  • takeme2cruz

    Stu is the Lakers talking point, in fact the entire broadcast too.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i think there’s a reason behind all of that. like Stu, there’s Clyde in houston and there’s Ready in charlotte. these people are trying to get a coaching gig by brow-nosing the head coaches who happens to be standing right in front of them during games. lol

  • Linzen

    Thanks Psalm! Good find!
    Please make this the feature comment so that nobody misses this. They should be rewarded with the view/click.

    Also, my hugh respect to Dudley. He is so fair and articulate. Both gentlemen do a good job!

  • Linzen

    You the man Brandon!

    And, you the Lady, Heart! :)))

  • fungch1218

    If Lin waited, he would go to Brooklyn or Denver.
    He would have bigger role, but miss the Playoffs.

  • takeme2cruz

    Very interesting record about the Hornets since 2004-05 season. Only twice in playoff and got swept both times by the Magics and Heat (0-8). Our Lin is famous at record breaker, take game 1 will give them their first win in 11 years.

  • CJSHYY
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  • Tux

    This First Take suppose to talk about the flagrant foul, yet ESPN decided to show none of them? Common Disney, you can do better.

  • CJSHYY

    This just tell you how much he’s afraid of hornets…. Hope Hornets can really be Warriors of East to the final vs Real Warriors. Haha!

  • sws94

    Maybe put this one in a new thread psalm. Some thoughts from Lin on his team.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4ey6k1/playoffs_here_we_come/

    Playoffs are right around the corner and a lot of people, including you guys, have noticed we have a really special team here. Having had a wide range of experiences playing basketball my whole life, I’ve always believed that basketball is the most fun when everyone buys in and plays for each other. That’s what has helped our team this season and it has also made playing on the court really enjoyable. So this post is dedicated to my teammates.

    For us, it all started on our preseason trip to China. We really bonded there and clicked as a group off the court and I think it has carried onto the court. So what I thought I would do is talk a little bit about each teammate.

    Jorge Gutiérrez: He just joined the team, so I haven’t been able to spend as much time with him, but Jorge is slowly getting more comfortable around the team. He played ball at Cal so we’ve talked about how awesome California is. He’s also talked about how when he’s done playing, he wants to spend time working with underprivileged children in Mexico…gotta respect that!!

    Tyler Hansbrough: I call him T-Hans or Psycho T. I think he has the best one-liners of anyone on the team. When I first met him, I didn’t know what to expect, but this dude works really, really hard and has the most hilarious and unexpected one-liners. He’s also the one person on the team I’d never want to fight.

    Al Jefferson: Funniest person on the team and candidate for funniest teammate I’ve ever had. When Al talks or laughs, everybody listens, partially because he’s going to say something hilarious and partially because he talks hella loud. I sit right in front of him on the bus, so when he talks, I need to turn my music volume all the way up. Al is also the most generous person ever and has a great heart! Many people say they want to win, but Al genuinely just wants to win. He has sacrificed so much for our team and been all-in for the team.

    Frank Kaminsky: Man…this rookie is so crazy. You never know what he’s going to say or do. He’s always keeping us on our toes and doing unexpected things (i.e. the dance-off in China). Tank (his nickname) is going to be a great player because he’s just so skilled. He’s also the team’s designated Chipotle runner as well as Al’s personal Jimmy John’s courier. His locker is next to mine, so needless to say, I’ve lost quite a few brain cells having so many conversations with him in the locker room.

    Aaron Harrison: We call him Twin. I’m not sure if Twin spoke the first 4 weeks of training camp, but since then he has started opening up. I also think he’s going to be really good because he works hard, he pays attention and tries to constantly learn. We don’t often scrimmage because of our game schedule, but recently Aaron has been playing well in scrimmages and picking up a ton of tricks just from watching certain guys during the games. I’ve been impressed by how much he has learned. Sometimes I make fun of Twin, but he just looks at me awkwardly and doesn’t say anything, so I don’t make fun of him that much anymore lol.

    Troy Daniels: If Al wasn’t on the team, this dude would be the funniest dude. Me and Troy go back to Houston when he made the game-winning shot in a playoff game right after getting called up from the D-League. Whenever Troy gets subbed into the game, he scores right away. It’s unbelievable. The thing I’m most impressed with about Troy is his confidence in his own shot. He never ever gets down on himself or stops shooting, so I’ve learned a lot just by watching his mindset and how he approaches basketball. On behalf of the human population, we also would like to thank Troy for recently using Invisalign. We all know he needs it…

    Nic Batum: Slick Nic. If Nic and Twin were put in the same room, it would be complete silence. Nic barely ever talked early on, but after he got comfortable, I started realizing how funny he is. Obviously on the court, he has enjoyed an unbelievable breakout year and he’s so fun to play with because he can make plays in so many different ways. He is the most laid back person ever. Sometimes, he shows up to practice on a Segway lol. He’s on the other side of me in the locker room, so when I’m sick of having childish conversations with Tank, I turn to the other side and have refined conversations with Nic.

    Cody Zeller: This dude runs and jumps like a gazelle. It’s crazy. He’s also wildly popular in Indiana and very calm and stable. When Coach gets on Cody it’s the funniest thing, because Cody has no expression, response or anything. He just sits there and we’re all wondering what Cody is thinking. But then he just comes out and plays super hard. Cody loves sandwiches like me, so on the road, I always ask him where the best and nearest sandwich spots are.

    Marvin Williams: We call him Marv. He will be tied with Jared Jeffries for the best teammate I have ever had. He’s the most genuinely nice and polite person ever, seriously. He says “sir” a lot when talking to us, he always asks us about our families and takes care of everyone. He gives his per diem (which adds up to a lot of money) to Twin just out of generosity. In my opinion, Marv is the voice of our team and our glue guy. He also anchors our D.

    Kemba Walker: Kemba is the most down-to-earth dude. I was really impressed when I first met him and he has totally handled his well-deserved success this season with such grace. When we’re all hanging out, you would never know he is our star player. First off, he’s like 6-12 inches shorter than everybody. Secondly, he always wears a backpack as big as him, so he looks like a middle schooler on the first day of school…it’s hilarious! He plays with everything he has every night and has carried us on his back for many games.

    Courtney Lee: CLee. I’ve known him since Houston, where we first originated our handshake. Courtney has been a huge, huge addition for us since MKG has been hurt. Courtney and I love talking trash and starting shooting competitions with each other, and he’s always been a great guy on and off the court. I was excited when we got him after the trade deadline.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Mike. I feel bad for him because he has had some bad luck with injuries, but this guy works incredibly hard and plays soooo hard. People would knock him for his jumper in the past, but if you knew anything about basketball, you would realize how good MKG really is defensively AND offensively. I love playing with this guy and we established a good on-court connection early on since he was always cutting for open layups. He’s gonna come back strong and be an absolute beast.

    Jeremy Lamb: We call him JLamb. He gets my vote for best dancer on the team. JLamb is really laid back and has that California personality even though he’s not from there. He’s so talented and will be a big time player. For the first part of the season, JLamb and I were playing really well off each other, and he has really helped take some pressure off of me and the second unit. He’s also a bball junkie, so you might see him at the arena getting shots up late at night.

    Spencer Hawes: Spence or the Needle are his nicknames. We often talk about how awesome the West Coast is and Spence is also a huge foodie, so we always talk about restaurants at the cities we go to. My favorite food is sushi so Spence has been someone I can talk to about sushi, since a lot of my teammates don’t eat raw fish. We’ve enjoyed some nice meals on the road, and of course, he is my hair mentor.

    Hopefully that helps you guys get to know us a little bit better as a team. I think we have a really special group and we are ready to give the playoffs our all. Thank you for rooting for us all year! #BuzzCity

  • Derek Kong
  • Spot

    Big heart Jeremy.

    Go and beat them all, Hornets!

  • heart

    When asked Lin what he thinks of Cliff, Lin replied: Cliff works hard… That’s it…

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! That’s the truth & that’s all he can do to make up his so so skill in coach.

  • donsmacau

    Totally agree with JLIN on Marv – exactly what I say, Marv is the glue guy on starters and when he leaves to FA look out.
    MKG is a genuine guy and a shame his injuries
    Frank and lost brain cells? Possible Frank and JLIN have Atheism/Christianity conversations. Frank and JLIN have highest IQ on the team.
    Kemba gets the same politically correct words – A+ PC comment JLIN
    Wish CLee had brought back the Chandler Parsons Buddhist bow greeting

  • donsmacau

    JLIN outthinks Clifford in practices and in games on the floor or sitting on the bench.

  • heart

    Lin rates his own defense skill: Above Average. Agree!

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA OfficialVerified account
    ‏@NBAOfficial
    NBA response to NY Times article re: Jeremy Lin at http://nba.com/official
    https://twitter.com/NBAOfficial/status/721064923380510720

  • heart

    Host: Asking Lin if he is aware of the viral video. Also said your fan is incredible…
    Lin: “I have some of the best fans in the world.” He was frustrated w/ ref in the middle of the season and decided not to talk to ref any more and just focused on his play.

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA Response to New York Times Story on Flagrant Fouls and Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin

    April 15, 2016

    After reviewing our extensive officiating database, we have found no data that suggests Jeremy Lin is disadvantaged by our officiating staff. NBA referees use a set of criteria (available here) provided by the league office in determining whether a foul should be called flagrant. Following the game, contact that is deemed flagrant by referees and other hard contact (whether called or not) is reviewed by NBA Basketball Operations. As part of that review, Basketball Operations uses that same set of criteria, multiple video angles and enhancements, and its comparable database to calibrate its judgment. When deemed appropriate, a foul can be upgraded or downgraded and applicable penalties can be assessed. While some of the plays in the video involved hard contact, none was subsequently deemed a Flagrant Foul given the full circumstances, angles and comparables from past games.

    With respect to the data, over the last three seasons, Mr. Lin ranked 21st among all players in number of drives to the basket with 1,537. While he has not drawn a flagrant foul in that time, neither have other guards known for their driving ability like Reggie Jackson (2,031 drives), Tony Parker (1,974), Tyreke Evans (1,969), Ty Lawson (1,891), Kyrie Irving (1,649) or Victor Oladipo (1,544). Conversely, Mr. Lin has drawn more common fouls on those drives than any of those previously listed players and has drawn fouls at the seventh-highest rate among the 23 players with more than 1,500 drives.

    Furthermore, given the infrequency of flagrant fouls (roughly 1 per every 500 foul calls), it is not statistically significant that none of Mr. Lin’s 814 fouls drawn were deemed flagrant.

  • LinMad

    wow they really did their research to counter but I heard Lin is #1 in drives for his position

  • Alain Gervais

    With respect to the data, over the last three seasons, Mr. Lin ranked 21st among all players in number of drives to the basket with 1,537. While he has not drawn a flagrant foul in that time, neither have other guards known for their driving ability like Reggie Jackson (2,031 drives), Tony Parker (1,974), Tyreke Evans (1,969), Ty Lawson (1,891), Kyrie Irving (1,649) or Victor Oladipo (1,544). Conversely, Mr. Lin has drawn more common fouls on those drives than any of those previously listed players and has drawn fouls at the seventh-highest rate among the 23 players with more than 1,500 drives.

    Furthermore, given the infrequency of flagrant fouls (roughly 1 per every 500 foul calls), it is not statistically significant that none of Mr. Lin’s 814 fouls drawn were deemed flagrant.

  • heart

    Finally, the NBA has officially responded to the viral video:

    https://twitter.com/NBAOfficial/status/721064923380510720

    NBA Response to New York Times Story on Flagrant Fouls and Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin
    April 15, 2016
    After reviewing our extensive officiating database, we have found no data that suggests Jeremy Lin is disadvantaged by our
    officiating staff. NBA referees use a set of criteria (available here) provided by the league office in determining whether a foul should be called flagrant. Following the game, contact that is deemed flagrant by referees and other hard contact (whether called or not) is reviewed by NBA Basketball Operations. As part of that review, Basketball Operations uses that same set of criteria, multiple video angles and enhancements, and its comparable database to calibrate its judgment. When deemed appropriate, a foul can be upgraded or downgraded and applicable penalties can be assessed. While some of the plays in the
    video involved hard contact, none was subsequently deemed a Flagrant Foul given the full circumstances, angles and comparables from past games.

    With respect to the data, over the last three seasons, Mr. Lin ranked 21st among all players in number of drives to the basket with 1,537. While he has not drawn a flagrant foul in that time, neither have other guards known for their driving ability like Reggie Jackson (2,031 drives), Tony Parker (1,974), Tyreke Evans (1,969), Ty Lawson (1,891), Kyrie Irving (1,649) or Victor Oladipo (1,544). Conversely, Mr. Lin has drawn more common fouls on those drives than any of those previously
    listed players and has drawn fouls at the seventh-highest rate among the 23 players with more than 1,500 drives.

    Furthermore, given the infrequency of flagrant fouls (roughly 1 per every 500 foul calls), it is not statistically significant that none of Mr. Lin’s 814 fouls drawn were deemed flagrant.

  • zxcvb

    More laughable BS. They didn’t address any of the plays in the video. Just said that flagrant fouls are rare, so it’s
    perfectly fine to punch Lin. What’s next? NFL players committing double-murders are rare so OJ must be innocent?

    NBA is going full-court press to avoid wrongdoing. Meanwhile, they’re busy putting ads on uniforms. Adam Silver should be ashamed of himself. It really is a racist circus of a league.

  • donsmacau

    The NBA has selectively used research to counter the NYTimes article.

    I believe what the NBA has done is create a specious deflection using as examples the following players who do not drive looking for and expecting contact, just like Kemba Walker – thus they did not get even common fouls called.
    Reggie Jackson
    Tony Parker
    Tyreke Evans
    Ty Lawson
    Kyrie Irving
    Victor Oladipo

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Furious when reading this. Second letter is about ready to launch now.

  • donsmacau

    Deceptive and misleading use of statistical data on the part of the NBA.

  • takeme2cruz

    What else would anyone expect from the monopoly?

  • Alain Gervais

    agree

  • heart

    The host is furious and is saying Kobe’s foul is Flagrant 2. Melo’s uppercut is flagrant foul!

  • Alain Gervais

    NBA letter is insulting. Bring up that he get a ton of common fouls calls from drives had Zero to do with anything

  • Alain Gervais

    NBA basically did the classic bait and switch move

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • zxcvb

    It’s very simple:

    Dear NBA,

    What about the ACTUAL plays in the video? Were those flagrant? Ronnie Nunn, former 19yr NBA ref and Director of Officials says definitely. Are you calling him a liar or incompetent?

  • heart

    Get some strong lawyer language in the response to the NBA. They are trying hard to sweep this under the carpet. Everyone is saying it’s obvious flagrant fouls committed by these players except the NBA??? Furious!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Seem like the NBA is very concern about NY Times story. Hope they didn’t buy it by posting an article in response.

  • heart

    2016 NBA Playoff Officials – Round One
    April 15, 2016
    The following Officials will be assigned to games in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs:
    Bennie Adams, Mark Ayotte, Tony Brothers, Tony Brown, Mike Callahan, James Capers, Derrick Collins, Sean Corbin, Danny Crawford, Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Brian Forte, Scott Foster, Pat Fraher, Ron Garretson, John Goble, David Guthrie, Bill Kennedy, Courtney Kirkland, Eric Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Ed Malloy, Ken Mauer, Monty McCutchen, Rodney Mott, Jason Phillips, Leroy Richardson, Michael Smith, Bill Spooner, Derrick Stafford, Josh Tiven, Tom Washington, James Williams, Sean
    Wright, Zach Zarba, Gary Zielinski
    The following Officials will be assigned as Alternates in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs:
    Brent Barnaky, Matt Boland, Nick Buchert, Kevin Scott, Leon Wood
    * Referee assignments are posted at approximately 9:00am ET each game day.
    http://official.nba.com/

  • donsmacau

    Ultimately the NBA was able to force the owner of a $2Billion dollar team to sell the team and receive a ban for life from the NBA for a private comment he made denigrating his girlfriend when she associated with Blacks like Magic Johnson.

    Should not surprise any of us that the NBA will do whatever they wish to protect the biggest Black NBA stars in the league from any criticism whatsover on the attacks they make on Asian-American JLIN.

  • zxcvb

    They’re making it worse by continuing to deny. Draws even more attention and anger and debate.

    Either way, there will be a much greater focus on Lin’s fouls during the playoffs. Which is good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Any lawyer here can address this particular piece of garbage NBA letter??? Our second letter is more responding on what we received from NBA earlier. Believe we should write a different letter to respond to this one.

  • heart

    Like I said, the first mistake of hindering redemption is denial!

  • zxcvb

    Tony Brothers is notoriously biased. At least Violet Palmer isn’t there.

  • takeme2cruz

    Absolutely, they are so arrogant to think the public is too dumb to see what they see.

  • CJSHYY

    NBA will never say they are wrong… They want to keep the authority power to Ref. Just like so many cases in USA when you had argument w police no matter what you will not win on court but they will give you compensation in civil case.

  • Alain Gervais

    I have to say i have never been prouder of Lin fans. You guys did an amazing job. NBA giving a corporate respond actually is a good thing. Shows how worried they are

  • Alain Gervais

    Charlette has given Lin a lot of great media. Really shows you how bad LAL and Rox was for Lin. Charlotte media has been better then NY days. Back then i would here 50/50 hate/love type of media. Now its all praise

  • CJSHYY

    I was surprised they will do that bc I thought they will not say anything but I think NYT & today First Take it’s really powerful…. So they had to say something….

  • Alain Gervais

    If you read it by responding they probably made it worse. Their response is ridiculous. Facts they use while they are fact have zero to do with the woulds in the vid

  • heart

    A while ago, after we saw how Kobe clothe lined Lin, we were talking about making a video or and writing letter to send to the NBA. That was when @Parentsoflotsofkids or Parentof8thgrader offered to write a letter to the NBA if we gather evidence. She said she is an attorney. But we have not heard from her since then. (Don’t know if I spell her handle names) correctly).

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    I know. They just tried to focus on something else… Well, Like I said, this just like when you had argument w Police in USA, Police will win every time but they will give you compensation in return in civil case. I think that’s NBA will do for Lin… Now I know why he all the sudden got so many calls vs Celtics game.

  • Alain Gervais

    yep

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wow, amazed at response. They could’ve and should’ve just released a general statement to the effect that, they are human, some calls may be missed, and promise to do better. Nope, not gonna do it.
    Maybe good to ask about the technicalities of what constitute a flagrant, and what those examples were missing? just a thought.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. I kept on waiting but nothing came out. Anyway Team Fragrant is addressing this now. Our second letter may change a little due to this.

  • @justsayno2hardensiso:disqus, are you in the Justice system?

    Perhaps you can help with the response letter language to show our respectful disagreement plus how contradictory the former NBA referee assessment with NBA dismissal. Basically they did not even acknowledge our assertion that at least a single review of Flagrant Foul is even needed.

  • grover chang

    “Mr. Lin has drawn more common fouls on those drives than any of those previously listed players and has drawn fouls at the seventh-highest rate among the 23 players with more than 1,500 drives.”

    I.E. other players like to hit Lin a lot.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They did it in their response letter but after that ESPN 813 fouls. NYT and then First Talk came out….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can you reach this person via his email?

  • JJ Hui

  • Loretta Tang

    how can I contact you directly?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, but they should have left it general. It’s the other stuff they said that will infuriate fans. I think they just dug the hole deeper.

  • Epie

    I rarely read anything to the end… but I did.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, good that this came out before we launch the letter. We are about ready to release it. Maybe it will be a day or 2 delay because of this.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Are you able to help in this?? If yes, please follow us @melodyting3 and @JLinPortal in Twitter. One of us can add you in Team Fragrant Task Force group.

  • grover chang

    I was thinking the road to the finals was like a video game where each stage the boss gets tougher. Heat #3, raptors #2, cavalier #1, then GSW #73.

  • Alain Gervais

    Playoffs are right around the corner and a lot of people, including you guys, have noticed we have a really special team here. Having had a wide range of experiences playing basketball my whole life, I’ve always believed that basketball is the most fun when everyone buys in and plays for each other. That’s what has helped our team this season and it has also made playing on the court really enjoyable. So this post is dedicated to my teammates.

    For us, it all started on our preseason trip to China. We really bonded there and clicked as a group off the court and I think it has carried onto the court. So what I thought I would do is talk a little bit about each teammate.

    Jorge Gutiérrez: He just joined the team, so I haven’t been able to spend as much time with him, but Jorge is slowly getting more comfortable around the team. He played ball at Cal so we’ve talked about how awesome California is. He’s also talked about how when he’s done playing, he wants to spend time working with underprivileged children in Mexico…gotta respect that!!

    Tyler Hansbrough: I call him T-Hans or Psycho T. I think he has the best one-liners of anyone on the team. When I first met him, I didn’t know what to expect, but this dude works really, really hard and has the most hilarious and unexpected one-liners. He’s also the one person on the team I’d never want to fight.

    Al Jefferson: Funniest person on the team and candidate for funniest teammate I’ve ever had. When Al talks or laughs, everybody listens, partially because he’s going to say something hilarious and partially because he talks hella loud. I sit right in front of him on the bus, so when he talks, I need to turn my music volume all the way up. Al is also the most generous person ever and has a great heart! Many people say they want to win, but Al genuinely just wants to win. He has sacrificed so much for our team and been all-in for the team.

    Frank Kaminsky: Man…this rookie is so crazy. You never know what he’s going to say or do. He’s always keeping us on our toes and doing unexpected things (i.e. the dance-off in China). Tank (his nickname) is going to be a great player because he’s just so skilled. He’s also the team’s designated Chipotle runner as well as Al’s personal Jimmy John’s courier. His locker is next to mine, so needless to say, I’ve lost quite a few brain cells having so many conversations with him in the locker room.

    Aaron Harrison: We call him Twin. I’m not sure if Twin spoke the first 4 weeks of training camp, but since then he has started opening up. I also think he’s going to be really good because he works hard, he pays attention and tries to constantly learn. We don’t often scrimmage because of our game schedule, but recently Aaron has been playing well in scrimmages and picking up a ton of tricks just from watching certain guys during the games. I’ve been impressed by how much he has learned. Sometimes I make fun of Twin, but he just looks at me awkwardly and doesn’t say anything, so I don’t make fun of him that much anymore lol.

    Troy Daniels: If Al wasn’t on the team, this dude would be the funniest dude. Me and Troy go back to Houston when he made the game-winning shot in a playoff game right after getting called up from the D-League. Whenever Troy gets subbed into the game, he scores right away. It’s unbelievable. The thing I’m most impressed with about Troy is his confidence in his own shot. He never ever gets down on himself or stops shooting, so I’ve learned a lot just by watching his mindset and how he approaches basketball. On behalf of the human population, we also would like to thank Troy for recently using Invisalign. We all know he needs it…

    Nic Batum: Slick Nic. If Nic and Twin were put in the same room, it would be complete silence. Nic barely ever talked early on, but after he got comfortable, I started realizing how funny he is. Obviously on the court, he has enjoyed an unbelievable breakout year and he’s so fun to play with because he can make plays in so many different ways. He is the most laid back person ever. Sometimes, he shows up to practice on a Segway lol. He’s on the other side of me in the locker room, so when I’m sick of having childish conversations with Tank, I turn to the other side and have refined conversations with Nic.

    Cody Zeller: This dude runs and jumps like a gazelle. It’s crazy. He’s also wildly popular in Indiana and very calm and stable. When Coach gets on Cody it’s the funniest thing, because Cody has no expression, response or anything. He just sits there and we’re all wondering what Cody is thinking. But then he just comes out and plays super hard. Cody loves sandwiches like me, so on the road, I always ask him where the best and nearest sandwich spots are.

    Marvin Williams: We call him Marv. He will be tied with Jared Jeffries for the best teammate I have ever had. He’s the most genuinely nice and polite person ever, seriously. He says “sir” a lot when talking to us, he always asks us about our families and takes care of everyone. He gives his per diem (which adds up to a lot of money) to Twin just out of generosity. In my opinion, Marv is the voice of our team and our glue guy. He also anchors our D.

    Kemba Walker: Kemba is the most down-to-earth dude. I was really impressed when I first met him and he has totally handled his well-deserved success this season with such grace. When we’re all hanging out, you would never know he is our star player. First off, he’s like 6-12 inches shorter than everybody. Secondly, he always wears a backpack as big as him, so he looks like a middle schooler on the first day of school…it’s hilarious! He plays with everything he has every night and has carried us on his back for many games.

    Courtney Lee: CLee. I’ve known him since Houston, where we first originated our handshake. Courtney has been a huge, huge addition for us since MKG has been hurt. Courtney and I love talking trash and starting shooting competitions with each other, and he’s always been a great guy on and off the court. I was excited when we got him after the trade deadline.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Mike. I feel bad for him because he has had some bad luck with injuries, but this guy works incredibly hard and plays soooo hard. People would knock him for his jumper in the past, but if you knew anything about basketball, you would realize how good MKG really is defensively AND offensively. I love playing with this guy and we established a good on-court connection early on since he was always cutting for open layups. He’s gonna come back strong and be an absolute beast.

    Jeremy Lamb: We call him JLamb. He gets my vote for best dancer on the team. JLamb is really laid back and has that California personality even though he’s not from there. He’s so talented and will be a big time player. For the first part of the season, JLamb and I were playing really well off each other, and he has really helped take some pressure off of me and the second unit. He’s also a bball junkie, so you might see him at the arena getting shots up late at night.

    Spencer Hawes: Spence or the Needle are his nicknames. We often talk about how awesome the West Coast is and Spence is also a huge foodie, so we always talk about restaurants at the cities we go to. My favorite food is sushi so Spence has been someone I can talk to about sushi, since a lot of my teammates don’t eat raw fish. We’ve enjoyed some nice meals on the road, and of course, he is my hair mentor.

    Hopefully that helps you guys get to know us a little bit better as a team. I think we have a really special group and we are ready to give the playoffs our all. Thank you for rooting for us all year! #BuzzCity

  • Alain Gervais

    Pablo did a great job on around the horn

  • donsmacau

    What are the great media?
    Rich Bonnell?
    The Atthehive Hornets mouthpiece writers?

    We have one radio announcer who gave a decently fair interview then said Hornets are a better situation than JLIN could expect in the NBA … uuhh what?

    So there aren’t many examples of “great media” if your are comparing “horrendous media” of the other markets to here on a relative basis – it’s better but not “great”

  • heart

    That guy, Granderson, is full of it! He basically dismissed the whole video and talked about traveling video…Bias on display and he does not even realized it himself!!!!
    Edit: Actually, I think they all were trying hard to skirt around the issue.

  • wow.. JLin never gave individual tidbits on his teammate. Love it!

    Here’s my favorites of the funniest or the most meaningful ones:

    Marvin Williams: We call him Marv. He will be tied with Jared Jeffries for the best teammate I have ever had He’s the most genuinely nice and polite person ever, seriously. He says “sir” a lot when talking to us, he always asks us about our families and takes care of everyone. He gives his per diem (which adds up to a lot of money) to Twin just out of generosity. In my opinion, Marv is the voice of our team and our glue guy. He also anchors our D.

    Spencer Hawes: Spence or the Needle are his nicknames. We often talk about how awesome the West Coast is and Spence is also a huge foodie, so we always talk about restaurants at the cities we go to. My favorite food is sushi so Spence has been someone I can talk to about sushi, since a lot of my teammates don’t eat raw fish. We’ve enjoyed some nice meals on the road, and of course, he is my hair mentor.

    Frank Kaminsky: Man…this rookie is so crazy. You never know what he’s going to say or do. He’s always keeping us on our toes and doing unexpected things (i.e. the dance-off in China). Tank (his nickname) is going to be a great player because he’s just so skilled. He’s also the team’s designated Chipotle runner as well as Al’s personal Jimmy John’s courier. His locker is next to mine, so needless to say, I’ve lost quite a few brain cells having so many conversations with him in the locker room.

    Aaron Harrison: We call him Twin. I’m not sure if Twin spoke the first 4 weeks of training camp, but since then he has started opening up. I also think he’s going to be really good because he works hard, he pays attention and tries to constantly learn. We don’t often scrimmage because of our game schedule, but recently Aaron has been playing well in scrimmages and picking up a ton of tricks just from watching certain guys during the games. I’ve been impressed by how much he has learned. Sometimes I make fun of Twin, but he just looks at me awkwardly and doesn’t say anything, so I don’t make fun of him that much anymore lol.

    Troy Daniels: If Al wasn’t on the team, this dude would be the funniest dude. Me and Troy go back to Houston when he made the game-winning shot in a playoff game right after getting called up from the D-League. Whenever Troy gets subbed into the game, he scores right away. It’s unbelievable. The thing I’m most impressed with about Troy is his confidence in his own shot. He never ever gets down on himself or stops shooting, so I’ve learned a lot just by watching his mindset and how he approaches basketball. On behalf of the human population, we also would like to thank Troy for recently using Invisalign. We all know he needs it…

  • Alain Gervais

    yea that was out of nowhere. He basically just laughed it off. He was the most dismissive of the panel

  • heart
  • Epie

    Ummm… LOL
    “James Harden Named Western Conference Player of the Month”

    http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/james-harden-named-western-conference-player-month

  • heart
  • Linzen

    This is awesome!
    I like Marv even more now! 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    I hope from now on Lin gets as many FT as Harden…

    https://twitter.com/andrewkeh/status/721071239553499141

  • CJSHYY

    What a joke! smh!

  • heart
  • LinMad

    Do you guys see any refs that were unfair to Lin on this list? Karl Lane isn’t on it. I heard he was unfair to Lin.

    2016 NBA Playoff Officials – Round One

    April 15, 2016

    The following Officials will be assigned to games in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs:

    Bennie Adams, Mark Ayotte, Tony Brothers, Tony Brown, Mike Callahan, James Capers, Derrick Collins, Sean Corbin, Danny Crawford, Marc Davis, Kane Fitzgerald, Brian Forte, Scott Foster, Pat Fraher, Ron Garretson, John Goble, David Guthrie, Bill Kennedy, Courtney Kirkland, Eric Lewis, Mark Lindsay, Ed Malloy, Ken Mauer, Monty McCutchen, Rodney Mott, Jason Phillips, Leroy Richardson, Michael Smith, Bill Spooner, Derrick Stafford, Josh Tiven, Tom Washington, James Williams, Sean Wright, Zach Zarba, Gary Zielinski

    The following Officials will be assigned as Alternates in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs:

    Brent Barnaky, Matt Boland, Nick Buchert, Kevin Scott, Leon Wood

  • LinMad

    the dagger!

  • Epie

    This made me laugh : Tyler Hansbrough: He’s also the one person on the
    team I’d never want to fight.

  • LinMad

    wow nice! this made my day. I find it so funny how he was labeled “weak” “soft” last season.

  • JoeTeam

    So good to listen to … JAD did such a good thing for all of us, JLin. Loved what they said about tough kid not being protected. That is the safest bias to go after to get people to change.

  • I am The Jason

    This Jeremy Lin Flagrant video could surpass 2 million views by Monday. 1.2 million and counting.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, I’ll watch it 3 more times then.

  • heart

    Melody,
    Use this line of response… This is what they’re doing. They’re confusing the issue by bunching up other stats along w/ Lin’s stats.

    https://twitter.com/huanggla/status/721085765690736640

  • Hrpuff

    Yes, perhaps it’s time to crowdsource research against the NBA claims

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I thought it was written by you and didn’t read it until I went to source and finally see that this was written by JLin himself:-) Good stuffs!

  • wandertheglobe

    Sarah Spain and Pablo made their point. The black and hispanic guys are still not buying it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK. I will copy and post for the persons to work on second response letter. Wonder whether you are interested t join the team?? You can follow me @melodyting3 in Twitter or let me know your Twitter handle. This way I can add you in the task group. We consider every input before making final decision.

  • blueCypher
  • From NBA response:

    “Furthermore, given the infrequency of flagrant fouls (roughly 1 per every 500 foul calls), it is not statistically significant that none of Mr. Lin’s 814 fouls drawn were deemed flagrant.”

    Make sure y’all know the difference between statistically significant and significant. ‘Statistically significant’ means that the outcome wasn’t easily due to chance. I think the NBA’s right about that. If flagrant fouls are only 1 per 500 foul calls, then it’s not a big deal (statistically significant) that none of Lin’s 814 fouls were flagrant. If that’s the frequency of fouls, then it’s not surprising that someone could get 814 fouls and not get a flagrant.

    But his not getting a flagrant foul can still be SIGNIFICANT. It’s significant that he got no flagrant fouls, given his being clotheslined by Kobe, etc.

  • LinMad

    right. Anyone who watched that video that JAD posted would disagree with the NBA that those hard fouls were not flagrant 1/2. So in one season, NBA may have missed 2-4 flagrant calls. Especially that Kobe and Carmelo one. However, they are trying to cover it up by saying they are “superstars” and they get different treatment.

  • This is a follow up from my previous post. I think that the Alex Haberstroh video might distract from the better argument. The complaint should not be that Lin went 814 fouls without getting a flagrant.

    The complaint should be that THOSE FOULS (those in the video!) were not called flagrant, and THOSE NONCALLS (those in the video!) were not called a foul. Furthermore, these are OTHER INSTANCES of such cases beyond the video.

    So, I’m thankful for the Alex Haberstroh tweet/video for helping w/the publicity, but I think that his weaker argument might distract from the stronger case that Lin fans have.

  • heart

    Basically, they’re trying to obfuscate the issue to not deal w/ the obvious as to why these flagrant fouls were overlooked. They keep on insisting that those weren’t flagrant fouls, but the video shows otherwise. Even on today’s First Take, Skip and Dudley said those were flagrant fouls. They need to follow their own rule. Ido Amir tweets mention the definition of flagrant foul. Even Ref Nunn gives some clarifications on this IIRC.

  • heart

    No. I think it helps. The league use other stats to confuse the issue IMO.

  • KWC

    I don’t think the “statistically insignificant” argument stands. This is not about the random chance when a flagrant will or will not happen. This is about when something that at the very least deserve a flagrant review did happen and they did not even look it. It is a judgement problem, not a statistical chance problem.

    Maybe the chance of getting something that warrants a flagrant review is statistically rare. But when it does happen, the a priori probability is 1.

  • LinMad

    Maybe the NBA needs to add Lin to their superstar list since his fandom is big enough and probably the most organized/passionate (especially if you include China/Taiwan). Even Kobe fans had trouble dealing with Lin fans last season. Lakersnation was pretty much Linnation last season. I think the hate that Kobe had on Lin was because of Lin’s fandom and not really Lin himself.

    If Lin was considered a superstar, Lin can get more superstar calls like Harden, etc. and there won’t be anymore of that BS where they say “It’s okay that Harden, Kobe, Carmelo fouls Lin hard cause they are superstars and get superstar treatment”. Cause I bet you Lin fans are pretty much the gate keepers to China/Taiwan’s billions of dollars. Also I think if Lin got superstar treatment it would only be fair. There will still be discrimination/bias from the refs but at least because he is a superstar, he will be treated fairly unlike how it is now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes we know. It’s already included in our second letter.

  • grover chang

    Above all other sports except figure skating, NBA refs have been the most infamous for being rigged. Their response just confirms the doubters suspicion.

  • LinMad

    I’d say it’s up there with boxing.

  • grover chang

    Awesome

  • JoeTeam

    love that word obfuscate. People do that all the time. It takes a clear mind to navigate these things that make the world dysfunctional.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    sweet! needs a new hair mentor though..

  • LinMad

    NBA needs to fire some refs and their communications director. This isn’t going to end well. They should have just said that they will investigate the refs this off season and that would have been a better response than “those weren’t flagrant fouls”. Anyone watching the video already knows they should have been flagrant calls.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    what did Pablo say? thought he was pro-Lin.. he did an amazing interview with Lin’s shooting coach a year ago

  • JoeTeam

    I’m mad like you bro … yep, the skip jared commentary was great.

  • JoeTeam

    I will stay this, I am not aware of any player, curry too, who has a highlight reel for every game. So good bring a Lin fan.

  • jimmyL

    Those are the people who banned donald sterling for not being a big fan of black ppl hmmmm

  • JoeTeam

    I can easily refute their stats. Lying with stats is easy. Telling the truth with stats is also easy.

    It depends on the sampling you do and the size. For example, if you look at a sample size of these clips in the video, it is significantly statistically significant. That is, every sample clip of flagrant fouls were called. If you go for every flagrant foul called, then you have a sample size that is 100% calls. Now go for other players with flagrant over a set time span. I bet Lin is statistically significant to non-calls.

    There is also a different way to eval zero one parameter values. It’s not 1 out of 500, but more, occurrences of zero and ones and so on.

    Such bsers with stats. The good news is, even FDA approval people are bad at stats, so this could be an innocent kind of incompetence.

  • Michael

    If all fouls were equal then the NBA may have a point. Out of the 841 remove the fouls that do not require reviewing (meaning unequivocally ordinary fouls). It will be obvious that there is something outrageously wrong. They are also overlooking the number of fouls that are not even called. All fouls are not equal, isn’t that the reason there are flagrant fouls in the first place?
    (╯°益°)╯彡┻━┻

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, turn on the statisticians globally and these PR mavens will have to bow down to brains.

  • JJ Hui

    This from Ido Amir

  • blueCypher
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Very interesting. It’s like one year in Hornets memory…. I am even more sure he will leave.

    MW is my favor from this team. He’s good hope he can be Lin’s teammate again.

  • LinMad

    This why I love him, his first tweet at the top lol

  • kauaiblue

    What a BS response! This is gonna create more ill will and more controversy. Stupid! By the way, i winder if anyone will verify this info. These 0layers listed have not been subjected to such flagrant hits as jlin…

  • heart

    Looks much better!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can’t tell if it’s still long on the top

  • CJSHYY

    Looks good.

  • blueCypher

    Is this an old pic though. I thought he had a pact with friends and family to have it long

  • heart

    That’s a very good point. Let’s pay attention from now on to those players and see if they get flagrant foul call for them?

  • CJSHYY

    He said he will have new haircut for playoff….

  • orLinaryjoe

    Maybe still long on the top and tied back in man bun. He did mention about shaving the sides.

  • blueCypher

    Ya. I just thought it would involve long hair hah

  • wandertheglobe

    Looks like he’ll have a pony tail for the playoff.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Someone suggested on the other site, that fans wear #813 shirts to the playoffs. I like that idea!

  • Michael

    Looked at youtube Tony Parker 2014/6/8 took a shot to the stomach from MArio Chalmers, immediate call and review. Seems like the only time Lin gets reviews is when they are trying to figure out if he stepped on the 3pt line or not.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? I hope not. I like short hair….LOL!

  • MEL LIN

    good one. I agree

  • Dan Ang

    SAS wishes Lin would just go away, because Lin been contradicting everything SAS has said about him. A threat to his credibility.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    pretty much this. whenever they go to the tapes on a play involving Lin, i automatically expect them to take a point off

  • Dan Ang

    Nice!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He said he would shave the sides and keep the long.

  • LinMad

    I’m happy that the video has 1.2 million views already but I’m more happy that the Chinese/Taiwanese version has 965k views already and was posted 4 days after the original one. That means it’s spreading faster/going viral in China/Taiwan.

  • CJSHYY

    What? Oh!

  • blueCypher

    Anyone have the Lin interview on charlotte sports radio from today ?

  • heart
  • JoeTeam

    http://official.nba.com/nba-response-new-york-times-story-jeremy-lin/

    This is so funny … we could probably get some of them fired if we start to respond with examples like Harden in the mix. They are going to lose a losing battle. Calling wu kong and TTNN! Fingercoach Ten Ten should finger-wag the videos what will now continue to come forth.

    Joyce Ward can just tell them to take it somewhere else, she’s not buying it. KHuang can write about the … ahem, bias. Brent can just tweet his 5 words, maybe 20,000 times through a bot.

  • Grace

    what did Pablo Torre say about the fouls?

  • Epie

    Kobe actually could have killed Lin with that blow. Hard to watch.

  • Or even better #813 Sharpie tattoo on the forehead 😀

  • orLinaryjoe

    That would be cheaper!

  • noob

    To refute the NBA response, why don’t we ask fans if they can find any instances of flagrant fouls that were not called on the listed players- Reggie Jackson, Tony Parker, Tyreke Evans, Ty Lawson, and Kyrie Irving. If they can find instances on par with what we’ve seen with Jeremy then we as fans would have nothing to say. I have the feeling no such instances exist.

  • JoeTeam

    Let’s crowdsource some real data analysis tied to video.

    These NBA responses are lies, and it will be easy to refute with people-power.

    For example as a plan:

    Take 100% of flagrants for past 3 years:

    1. by name, % of flagrant to total calls avg to number of drives (if that matters at all). If we want to do std dev, I suggest dividing up the 3 yrs by blocks of 10 games, and you get good svgs and sample sizes for std dev.

    2. then we know JLin has zero, so that a comparison.

    3. then we take a sampling of guards with base minutes, and see who else has flagrants and no flagrants, and see who is in Lin’s camp.

    Then,

    We can look at every video of every foul, as a crowdsource, of a limited set of players, and identify how many could have been flagrants and how many would not have been.

    I bet we come up with JLin being in an unjust category. So what if we find 1-3 others being treated unfairly. What we are trying to do is point out injustice and to make the game safer, so you don’t get clotheslined going into the paint.

    Somebody out there who is a statistician can design this better. I bet we have at least 1000 volunteers around the world.

    I will put in time in evenings after everyone is in bed to crank. I’m pretty good with databases, excel, and basic stats. We can also take the NBA rules on flagrant and set up 100% video review and decide if other players have flagrants missed, and just how many of JLin’s fouls are flagrants, if the vid is available on NBA Stats. The problem there is, if there is no foul called, no vid. So don’t know how to overcome that except from what people have in their DVRs and what they remember.

  • JoeTeam

    yes see below, crowdsource and this will be both exhaustive and statistically irrefutable. We just need a statistician to design the work.

  • Let’s not be #DazedAndConfused by NBAOfficial tactic of bringing up unrelated # of fouls by other players.
    They should focus on why they avoided the simple question
    “Why did refs not see these #headblow fouls need the FF review?”

    I posed these 2 tweets + the contradiction with former refs Ronnie Nunn statement that the Flagrant Foul need review

    @NBAOfficial Wait, why u avoid this simple question:
    “Why did refs not see these #headblow fouls need FF review?”

    @NBAOfficial NBA fans are #smartenough to read #headblow fouls meet NBA own FF rules #ifreviewed
    #whynoreviewforLin
    ?

    @NunnBetterRefs Ronnie Nunn
    ps-The video is clear; Lin fans made their case in a well-written note. I offered that these+all FF’s need review
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/721099354233122816
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/721100745550868480

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/721090245979021312

  • JoeTeam

    v efficient response.

    Let us organize a statistics tour de force too, Psalm, because there is power in the thousands of hours available and the few stat brains that sit in our corner of the world. I hate people who lie with statistics. It’s just marketing and when called that, I love them. But stats should not lie.

  • JoeTeam, let’s not get distracted by # of flagrant fouls by other players.
    That’s what NBA Officials want us to do to fall in their trap.

    We should keep the focus that Lin fans want those Flagrant Fouls with headshots to at least be reviewed according to their own rules. NBA is trying to avoid that question.
    I’d like the response letter to focus on this issue.

  • ViNuyork

    can someone create a response with all the statistics or something to dispute the NBA’s response and we will all sign…i’m good with that… IDO AMIR would be d 1st one to sign –haha…lav that guy…he would fight for Jlin ’til d end…

  • LinMad
  • LinMad

    yep, you can see the neck move back

  • JoeTeam

    it’s a simple thing to disprove once and for all. I agree with your simple approach, but it’s great to shut down liars too.

  • heart

    Thank you Psalm. Very succinct response.

  • LinMad

    NBA says Hornets’ Jeremy Lin is not disadvantaged by officials
    http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/15/nba-jeremy-lin-officiating-response

  • Joe what do you know

    I concede that some of the other fouls in video might deemed to be non-flagrant(like the one with Wes Johnson) but man… This one, this one is definitely a big F. It’s a flagrant if you see it from the bench, from the TV, or from the bloody moon. It’s only not a flagrant if you choose not to see it at all…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL He did what he has promised. Just waiting to see his new hairstyle.

  • NONONO

    just saw this on Lin’s reddit account – “Al is also the most generous person ever and has a great heart! Many people SAY they want to win, but Al genuinely just WANTs to win. He has sacrificed so much for our team and been all-in for the team.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I live in both internet worlds but physically in DU. I’m actually member of most JLin fan sites but due to my time and energy, I spend more on Twitter & here and JOLG somewhat. The rest I have to let go.

  • spiderman

    Linstructor effect

  • NONONO

    ” In my opinion, Marv is the voice of our team and our glue guy. He also anchors our D.” WOW

  • David Kim

    Good job Psalm…

  • KHuang

    That’s just fine with me, as the NBA is doing DAMAGE CONTROL.

    So far, the NBA seems to have drastically curbed its bad reffing of Lin. I’m sure they are no longer instructing their refs to abuse Lin like in the past.

    Let’s see what the NBA does going forward. If the dirty fouling continues, the resulting outcry will make the NBA a LAUGHINGSTOCK.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so that’s the way they do. From now on Lin probably will get more calls to compensation what they did to him.

  • LinMad

    ESPN podcast about J Lin’s too flagrant not to call video at 9:20 minute mark. They also said that Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat will be an upset cause they think Hornets have a good chance.

  • CJSHYY

    Also got the feeling… these reporters maybe got the note or call from NBA…. that’s it.

  • CJSHYY

    I also think Hornets will beat Heat. From his interview right after the news on vs Hornets, Spoelstra was very unhappy or worry vs Hornets for first round.

  • BobbyH

    NBA Official is adding fuel to the fire. Now more people will watch the video and render their own opinions. Just look at the like/dislike ratio with overwhelming 11630:212.

    Fans with common sense know this is not right, Rules or not, with or without statistics.

    I understand that NBA is trying to protect these so called stars in the video, and maybe the refs. But fact is fact, the video exposes what really happened on the court. Everyone has his own angle and opinions, but just think about this, if you were Lin, would you rather to be hit like that with UNNECESSARY and EXCESSIVE force? Don’t tell me it is part of the game. The safety of the players on the court always comes first. NBA misses the whole point of the issue. All we want is fair calls from now on to protect players including Lin.

    And tell me Anthony’s WWE undercut swipe move is not flagrant? So from now on everyone can do undercut swipe towards the head of whoever drive? This is ridiculously stupid PR.

  • LinMad

    Who would have known that there were playoff teams that feared the Hornets this season.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! From his interview, I think he’s more worry about Lin than Kemba.

  • LinMad

    Yep and I don’t believe most of the voters are even Lin fans/biased. They see the video and know that it is flagrant.

  • LinMad

    i don’t know anything about DU or JOLG. Are those the Chinese fan sites?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    DU=Down Under (Australia/New Zealand) JOLG=Jeremy Only Lin Garden. Sorry I’m too lazy to spell out:-) Plan to leave the house over 2 hours ago but kept on postponing because of JLin and NBA “crazy” letter.

  • NBA dismissive response is so appalling that NBA fans can see through their ignorance.

    This will have more NBA fans be interested to see how JLin was officiated in the playoff.
    More eyes on the refs now!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/lXiRJmgaEq7QJ8fF6/giphy.gif

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • kauaiblue

    Nice job, psalm!

  • Steppen03

    Me Toooo!!!
    I’m SO proud to be a part of JLin fanbase. Thanks to All!

  • Something I noticed after seeing this clip over and over again…

    after Lin goes to the floor, both Batum and Zeller kind of just walk around, but Kemba is the one running from the other side to go help Lin up. I do appreciate that.

  • heart

    Psalm, Melody, I wonder if the NBA Chinese website has this letter translated and posted in Chinese on their website. Ask Brent or someone living in Taiwan or China to check it. If not, a suggestion is to post their reply on You Tube and refute their every point so more viewers all over the world can see.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin also comments on vid and refs.

  • Epie
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good suggestion. I really need to leave the house. Psalm if you have time, can you do something about it. Otherwise, just have to wait until I have time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • NONONO

    NBA is trying to protect themselves from questioning by a stay home mom.

  • swijaya

    Lin posted to r/CharlotteHornets about his team mates.
    Some of the comments are just downright funny (& cool)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4ey6k1/playoffs_here_we_come/

  • Sundown

    Thanks for link; sent complaint email.

  • blueCypher

    Cool. Thanks for this

  • LinMad

    I think this is all that really matters. That the NBA knows about this. Whether they will admit or not, I think it doesn’t really matter cause I know they will make changes behind the scenes.

  • swijaya

    Playoffs here we come … (self.CharlotteHornets)

    Playoffs are right around the corner and a lot of people, including you guys, have noticed we have a really special team here. Having had a wide range of experiences playing basketball my whole life, I’ve always believed that basketball is the most fun when everyone buys in and plays for each other. That’s what has helped our team this season and it has also made playing on the court really enjoyable. So this post is dedicated to my teammates.

    For us, it all started on our preseason trip to China. We really bonded there and clicked as a group off the court and I think it has carried onto the court. So what I thought I would do is talk a little bit about each teammate.

    Jorge Gutiérrez: He just joined the team, so I haven’t been able to spend as much time with him, but Jorge is slowly getting more comfortable around the team. He played ball at Cal so we’ve talked about how awesome California is. He’s also talked about how when he’s done playing, he wants to spend time working with underprivileged children in Mexico…gotta respect that!!

    Tyler Hansbrough: I call him T-Hans or Psycho T. I think he has the best one-liners of anyone on the team. When I first met him, I didn’t know what to expect, but this dude works really, really hard and has the most hilarious and unexpected one-liners. He’s also the one person on the team I’d never want to fight.

    Al Jefferson: Funniest person on the team and candidate for funniest teammate I’ve ever had. When Al talks or laughs, everybody listens, partially because he’s going to say something hilarious and partially because he talks hella loud. I sit right in front of him on the bus, so when he talks, I need to turn my music volume all the way up. Al is also the most generous person ever and has a great heart! Many people say they want to win, but Al genuinely just wants to win. He has sacrificed so much for our team and been all-in for the team.

    Frank Kaminsky: Man…this rookie is so crazy. You never know what he’s going to say or do. He’s always keeping us on our toes and doing unexpected things (i.e. the dance-off in China). Tank (his nickname) is going to be a great player because he’s just so skilled. He’s also the team’s designated Chipotle runner as well as Al’s personal Jimmy John’s courier. His locker is next to mine, so needless to say, I’ve lost quite a few brain cells having so many conversations with him in the locker room.

    Aaron Harrison: We call him Twin. I’m not sure if Twin spoke the first 4 weeks of training camp, but since then he has started opening up. I also think he’s going to be really good because he works hard, he pays attention and tries to constantly learn. We don’t often scrimmage because of our game schedule, but recently Aaron has been playing well in scrimmages and picking up a ton of tricks just from watching certain guys during the games. I’ve been impressed by how much he has learned. Sometimes I make fun of Twin, but he just looks at me awkwardly and doesn’t say anything, so I don’t make fun of him that much anymore lol.

    Troy Daniels: If Al wasn’t on the team, this dude would be the funniest dude. Me and Troy go back to Houston when he made the game-winning shot in a playoff game right after getting called up from the D-League. Whenever Troy gets subbed into the game, he scores right away. It’s unbelievable. The thing I’m most impressed with about Troy is his confidence in his own shot. He never ever gets down on himself or stops shooting, so I’ve learned a lot just by watching his mindset and how he approaches basketball. On behalf of the human population, we also would like to thank Troy for recently using Invisalign. We all know he needs it…

    Nic Batum: Slick Nic. If Nic and Twin were put in the same room, it would be complete silence. Nic barely ever talked early on, but after he got comfortable, I started realizing how funny he is. Obviously on the court, he has enjoyed an unbelievable breakout year and he’s so fun to play with because he can make plays in so many different ways. He is the most laid back person ever. Sometimes, he shows up to practice on a Segway lol. He’s on the other side of me in the locker room, so when I’m sick of having childish conversations with Tank, I turn to the other side and have refined conversations with Nic.

    Cody Zeller: This dude runs and jumps like a gazelle. It’s crazy. He’s also wildly popular in Indiana and very calm and stable. When Coach gets on Cody it’s the funniest thing, because Cody has no expression, response or anything. He just sits there and we’re all wondering what Cody is thinking. But then he just comes out and plays super hard. Cody loves sandwiches like me, so on the road, I always ask him where the best and nearest sandwich spots are.

    Marvin Williams: We call him Marv. He will be tied with Jared Jeffries for the best teammate I have ever had. He’s the most genuinely nice and polite person ever, seriously. He says “sir” a lot when talking to us, he always asks us about our families and takes care of everyone. He gives his per diem (which adds up to a lot of money) to Twin just out of generosity. In my opinion, Marv is the voice of our team and our glue guy. He also anchors our D.

    Kemba Walker: Kemba is the most down-to-earth dude. I was really impressed when I first met him and he has totally handled his well-deserved success this season with such grace. When we’re all hanging out, you would never know he is our star player. First off, he’s like 6-12 inches shorter than everybody. Secondly, he always wears a backpack as big as him, so he looks like a middle schooler on the first day of school…it’s hilarious! He plays with everything he has every night and has carried us on his back for many games.

    Courtney Lee: CLee. I’ve known him since Houston, where we first originated our handshake. Courtney has been a huge, huge addition for us since MKG has been hurt. Courtney and I love talking trash and starting shooting competitions with each other, and he’s always been a great guy on and off the court. I was excited when we got him after the trade deadline.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Mike. I feel bad for him because he has had some bad luck with injuries, but this guy works incredibly hard and plays soooo hard. People would knock him for his jumper in the past, but if you knew anything about basketball, you would realize how good MKG really is defensively AND offensively. I love playing with this guy and we established a good on-court connection early on since he was always cutting for open layups. He’s gonna come back strong and be an absolute beast.

    Jeremy Lamb: We call him JLamb. He gets my vote for best dancer on the team. JLamb is really laid back and has that California personality even though he’s not from there. He’s so talented and will be a big time player. For the first part of the season, JLamb and I were playing really well off each other, and he has really helped take some pressure off of me and the second unit. He’s also a bball junkie, so you might see him at the arena getting shots up late at night.

    Spencer Hawes: Spence or the Needle are his nicknames. We often talk about how awesome the West Coast is and Spence is also a huge foodie, so we always talk about restaurants at the cities we go to. My favorite food is sushi so Spence has been someone I can talk to about sushi, since a lot of my teammates don’t eat raw fish. We’ve enjoyed some nice meals on the road, and of course, he is my hair mentor.

    Hopefully that helps you guys get to know us a little bit better as a team. I think we have a really special group and we are ready to give the playoffs our all. Thank you for rooting for us all year! #BuzzCity

  • Steppen03

    We have a great group of guys on the Hornets team. Let’s go on a real tear, Hornets! Run over the Heat in 6 games. We Believe!

  • LinMad

    I hope they make the finals lol I honestly think they have a chance to beat Heat and Raptors in 2nd round. Cavs will depend on the refs not being biased.

  • Steppen03

    If they can reach the Cavs then that’s the gift from Santa for me. =)

  • CaliUSMC

    Really cool. Thanks

  • zxcvb

    If Kemba is willing to share the ball with Lin, and if Cliff is willing to let Lin play ahead of friggin’ Lee, then they have a chance. Otherwise, it could get ugly.

  • CaliUSMC

  • CaliUSMC

    SAS said some pretty good things about Lin as of late.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    and beat them. For sure JLin > delly

  • NONONO

    People are more focusing on NBA official than refs. i guess NBA officials are the bigger problems

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Second letter to NBA is almost ready. Any volunteer to do translation to Chinese??

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Martin Chong

    Me. timemutefilms@gmail. com

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Do you have twitter account? Please add me @melodyting3.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can we vote on the 2nd letter? just my opinion, but i think the first letter and video had so much impact that a second one isn’t necessary and may even worsen things. your thoughts?

  • blueCypher

    His hair is different from the instagram pic in this one

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We have discussed this in our task force and decided to go ahead with changes. You will be proud when you see the letter….

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    alright. i believe in Lin and fans. let’s go Lin!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We are very rational people and just not “crazy” JLin fans:-) I’m pleased with the letter. The group is doing a fantastic job.

  • no worries. We have some good capable people here to create a letter that expresses our disappointment respectfully and focus on requesting NBA to adhere to its own rules to at least do a review for potential FF.

    They might not change their tone to show public admission of guilt but they will know so many NBA fans are watching what they will do next. This will not only benefit JLin but other players who might receive headblows from any players, especially those receiving star treatment.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think they will change but sure will make some adjustment on Lin’s call in the future. As for star treatment that will continue bc NBA needs stars to make money. Hope Lin will back to his star status soon. Haha!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i wish a Chinese company like Maxxis Tires who currently sponsor the NBA would come out and state their displeasure with the NBA’s treatment of Lin. that would be something. i wonder if anyone have contact with them..

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i wonder if this is his way of saying goodbye to his teammates since he plans to change team next season

  • noob

    Wilbon and Kornheiser from PTI also said to book it the Hornets will beat the Heat

  • heart

    Ask Joy Jeng if she could do it. She translated the last letter.

  • noob

    How about some people with accounts on forums for say for example the Spurs or Cavs go and ask the fans if they can specifically point to any non calls on flagrant fouls for their players

  • kauaiblue

    Good one!

  • LinMad

    i thought officials are the same thing as refs

  • Dan Ang

    JLInportal.
    Where
    amazing
    happens.

  • Grace
  • Dan Ang

    When will NPR and Wall Street Journal pick this up?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Let me ask her.

  • takeme2cruz

    Through the heart of the arrogant organization.

  • BobbyH

    Don’t underestimate the intellectual level of Lin fans.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Joy doesn’t follow me in Twitter. Can’t DM her so I wrote a message to her. Not sure she will catch. Can you help to pass the message to her??

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As I’m a clueless stat person, is this stat seems valid in what it has shown????

  • Grace

    I’m hoping someone here would know. 🙂

  • heart

    Last time Psalm was the one that asked her IIRC. Tweet Psalm. I’ll email him too.

  • Grace

    USA Today is polling people if they think JLin should get the flagrant foul calls. Please vote at http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/jeremy-lin-nba-flagrant-fouls-response-video-fan

  • BobbyH

    Interpretation of statistic inference. In short, NBA uses a tight confidence level (90% above) to suggest that Lin not getting flagrant fouls is in par with league average (1 in 500). But with 70% confidence level, the idea is statistically denied (rejected).

    Usually in engineering field, higher confidence level (90% and above) is used to control tolerance/error level (as in the case of AUTO industry developing a new car). But in the field of social science, using 70% confidence level in their research is quite popular.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. @psalm234:disqus two persons can assist in translating the letter: @martinchong:disqus and Joy Cheng. You are the only one can help to contact her:-)

  • BobbyH

    Humm… USA Today jumps on the boat. Who is next? BTW, I already voted.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can you speak a little more plain English how to apply in JLin case??? I want to see how we can include this in our second letter to NBA:-)

  • LinMad

    voted! i’m pretty sure it’s going to end up like the video. 99%+ up 1% down.

  • cdblue10

    Voted

  • heart

    Where is the poll for voting?

  • BobbyH

    I am more of a junior statistic level. But I think the tweet (with detail statistic calculations) is enough to debunk their point. Just include the link or maybe ask the guy to help or authorize it.

    That guy is apparently a Lin fan.

  • Grace

    at the end of the article

  • JoeTeam

    probably good efficiency too. Me, I think with so many fans around the world, the data can been exhaustively mined in no time.

  • Epie
  • BobbyH

    Keep voting. Give them clicks.

  • CJSHYY

    Voted.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ..

  • heart

    Suggest: Tweet Luvsic to verify w/ him directly. Ask him to explain in plain terms.

  • LinMad

    vid is private?

  • sport

    voted! Hope this pressure from media and fans will push NBA to treat Lin fairly.

  • BobbyH

    Some of the missed-calls are not obvious from the angles of camera. Too make a strong case, I would suggest trim to obvious ones.

  • Ok I just asked 😀 👍

  • sport

    Fairness and flagrant fouls called and reviewed is all we ask for!

  • LAJane

    “Please sign in to view this video”? Am logged in to jlinportal, but still get this message.

  • real-dsb

    Confusing terminology. Officials can mean refs or executives.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another person from JOLG fan also volunteer to assist. He has done lots of translations for Chinese fans. He is really good!

  • Linzen

    Done!

  • Linzen

    Yes sir! Done

  • K

    Where is jlin’s agent?

  • takeme2cruz

    Hitting the head can cause career ending or even worse life. This needs to be addressed by the league before it get out of hand.

    At least in the NFL they have helmet protection.

  • heart

    JustinNamSports published his own interpretations of the viral video. He clarifies definition of FF and shows his own examples for comparison. He evaluates each plays. Very clear and concise… He poses good questions.

  • real-dsb

    I agree with psalm and others that arguing the statistical significance derails the real issue. I mean, the nba could simply just do a makeup flagrant call, then not give him another one for 3 years.

    The real explanation we should be hounding the NBA for is the exact reason Lin’s hard fouls were not deemed flagrant, and why the other players got flagrants. I read the WordPress flagrant document, and Lin’s fouls certainly fell around flagrant category.

    The real goal is for Lin to receive a fair flagrant foul call EVERY SINGLE time he is flagrantly fouled. Not just once to satisfy some statistical averages.

  • BobbyH

    Good point. Agreed.

  • CJSHYY

    I think what NBA said these PGs didn’t get flagrant… That’s misleading statement bc none of them had been hit like Lin in the video of course they would not get any flagrant.

    https://twitter.com/andrewkeh/status/721071602386006016

  • real-dsb

    I want the NBA to explain why the other players in the JAD video received flagrants.

    If NBA claims that none of Lin’s hard fouls qualified for even Flagrant 1, then all the other examples should not have either.

  • LinMad

    Very good analysis. Refs should have at least reviewed these fouls. Ignoring it even though he’s bleeding or even though his head whipped back is wrong.

  • DaBoss

    NBA’s excuses for lack of calls for Jlin: Dumb … and Dumber.

  • takeme2cruz

    I hope and it is not very high that this Sunday TNT pregame show will have some discussion about this too flagrant.

  • cdblue10

    As hard as to win in Miami,I’m going to be optimistic that Hornets will take this series in 5.

  • takeme2cruz

    agree but 6 for me.

  • BobbyH

    I bet NBA is going to send a memo to TV announcers in playoff games not to talk about this flagrant fouls video.

  • cdblue10

    Man…I’m too excited with this series,I think Hornets are more hungrier than Miami.

  • takeme2cruz

    Me too, they need to steal game 1 to get all the confidence.

  • LinMad

    I have a feeling that this off season will be pretty crazy for Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Crazy about what?

  • LinMad

    I just hope all players on Hornets have a good game and not be too nervous cause it’s playoffs. I know Lin is probably most experienced with playoffs.

  • CJSHYY

    To NBA, case closed.

  • LinMad

    the issue about the too flagrant call will probably continue throughout off season. I don’t know how that will affect Lin’s FA.

  • CJSHYY

    I think what NBA wants it’s to stop talking about this… so I don’t think it will continue to summer. This shouldn’t affect his FA.

  • Ben Johnson

    If the NBA wants to use stats against us, we need to demand the rate of
    flagrant fouls solely on drives to the basket…not ticky tack fouls on
    the perimeter, intentional fouls, fouls in the post, and who knows what
    other fouls they considered, maybe they even considered offensive fouls
    in their equation!!

  • JoeTeam

    ding! we knew NBA was not using stats right.

  • heart

    Agree.
    1) Why didn’t those fouls hitting Lin’s above the shoulders and severe blow to his head were Not even review for FF?
    2) Why were those examples shown in the video that did not receive much severity were given flagrant fouls?

  • Barry Allen

    Fact of the matter is, he doesn’t get lots of regular foul calls either, which would water down the statistics as well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Opps didn’t know that. Guess it’s.

  • JoeTeam

    JLFOz …

    Say you have 100 readings and the average value is 15 and that bounces around. Then the standard deviation indicates how much that number bounces around. The Range is the high – low. So, say you have a data set that is over 100 measurements, the avg is 15, the standard deviation is 4, and the range is say 15 (if min = 10 and max = 25). That describes a data set, especially if you know the shape of the distribution of values. If it is normal and random, it’s like a bell curve and the numbers above describe the data set pretty well.

    From that you can do lots of statistical tests.

    Well, usually, people say with a % of confidence some number is outside of statistical expected norm for that value. For example, someone says that to a 95% confidence, 1.96 x Std Deviation is the +/- from the mean (avg). So, in that case, the 95% probability that a number is not different from the average is 1.96 x 4 = 7.84. So any number from 15-7.84 to 15+7.84 means the number is not statistically outside the average, so you have to say it’s the same number to the 95% confidence level. So, for the data set above, you would say measurements of 7.16 to 22.84 are 95% confidence the same measurement as the average. If you get a number of 24, then you know that measurement is statistically significant (different than the 15 value that is average).

    So, if you go down to 75% confidence, that number is 1.15x Std Dev. That means 1.15 x 4 = 4.6. So, if you measure between 10.4 to 19.6, it is 75% confidence that it’s the same as the average of 15. Now you can see a measurement 20 would be statistically different than the average of 15, to the 75% confidence interval.

    So, NBA was tricking people and OP here made a nice point. The sample set would have to get to over 3500 fouls to get enough sample size to get standard deviation to be meaningful, I think. I didn’t really follow his entire post but got the gist.

    It’s been a while since I had to grind out stats, so OP just did good logic and he’s making sense.

    Read this for fun, esp. page 4:
    http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~bpower6/stat101/Confidence%20Intervals.pdf

  • JoeTeam

    unless the statistics are refuted, which I believe it can be.

  • JoeTeam

    I respectfully disagree. My boss taught me a long time ago, you use the framework people give you to prove your point. What you are doing is calling out obfuscation of the core issue, which is fine. It actually is more argumentative. But if you use someone’s own framework to show them where they’ve made a mistake, that’s the fastest way to resolve conflict. If you call them out on a smoke screen, then you risk raising defenses.

    I dunno, I’m just going to watch how this plays out. I don’t believe the issue will rest, though, because Lin fans have amassed a lot of data and lin fans don’t like it when people use false narratives to lie about Lin’s situation.

  • JFirst

    I’ve also seen Batum and Zeller help Lin up. It’s great to see them helping each other out.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, I think it can but to NBA this case is closed. In fact, I really think they should do better PR statement on this case but maybe they want to keep their authority power so…. I never believe they will say they’re wrong… but I think from now on they will be more careful on Lin’s call….

  • joyce ward

    The way I see it is that the NBA refs are like the Police. They will never admit any wrong doing and they close ranks because they have been given so much power, now it is being questioned. Lin fans did a good job by keeping this in the news. Now that all of the media has it now, the NBA refs are in a corner, so they pull out some bogus data, which their own rule book states what a flagrant foul is. They were hoping this would go away, but it’s not, so they will be careful on how they treat lin for for the playoffs because they know everybody is watching. I suspect that tlin will have some fair game calls for the rest of the playoffs. It started with the last game of the season, lin got a lot of calls in the last game. Also NBA knows that China is watching too. I am sure Adam Silver, the owners, and the head of the NBA refs have already discussed this.. This has brought embarrassment to the NBA. I suspect next season will get some flagrant call playbacks during the game.LOL

  • JoeTeam

    I think like the NFL concussions thing, it will take time to be accepted.

  • JoeTeam

    Joyce, great analogy. You are right – hard to admit mistakes when the culture is to have to be in control.

    Agree with you issue will not go away, and the solution will be better training after they start to say so many players are not getting the calls they should. Nunn is doing a good job when he podcasts with Coach Nick – he’s been fair on criticizing the officiating even before this case.

  • If you haven’t seen JLin Handshakes video, this is pretty cool!

    Jeremy Lin Handshakes – 4/15/16
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    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/721198841437880321

  • Barry Allen

    https://youtu.be/B0A6COweNVM

    ESPN First Take – Why Doesn’t Jeremy Lin Get More Flagrant Foul Calls ?

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly like what I thought….No matter what Police did even on tape you always lose the case on court. – Not Guilty! But they will compensate to you in civil case.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL, sometimes you can win in traffic court.

  • heart

    They are using the tactic of answer the question with a question. Don’t fall into their trap. They’re avoiding the real issue. We just need to ask the obvious questions: 1) Why were those blows to Lin’s heads NOT reviewed for flagrant fouls according to their rule; 2) Why were they just called common fouls or NO foul calls? Why weren’t the same rule applied to Lin as to those who received the flagrant fouls in the video samples?

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  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Not traffic case. Like Police beat you or…when he’s on duty….more severe….

  • Grace

    This is timely. White House AAPI tweeted this for their 6th month anniversary. JLin’s video was from last year.
    https://twitter.com/WhiteHouseAAPI/status/721011173861122049

  • JoeTeam

    unfortunately, heart, there are many examples of uncalled fouls or unjust calling of plays. That’s true for soccer too, and the best is in rugby where they have a video center that calls down to the field.

    The real way to put this to rest is the framework the NBA gave us. Yes, I get it, just call them on changing the subject. But if you want to gain their understanding, you must use their framework.

  • JoeTeam

    I know, I know, I’m not trying to kid about that serious topic. I’m just saying cynically that one can win in traffic court because the stakes are lower for them. Even that is hard.

  • heart

    Lin can always build great chemistry w/ any teammates if they’re willing. And these Hornets teammates are willing. Happy for him and them. That’s special! Life time friendship there…

  • Ben Johnson

    I really hope so…you gotta think that JLin would be even more aggressive going to the basket if he knew that no one was hunting for his head like they usually do

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah, but what’s your opinion on how the NBA handled the whole Too Flagrant Not To Call situation?

  • heart

    Apropos!

  • JoeTeam

    Lol, Obama loves bball!

  • JJ Hui

    I voted!

  • Ben Johnson

    this team will be in serious trouble next year when JLin signs with MDA next season and there’s no one left to hold the team together

  • JJ Hui

    Voted!

  • Yascar

    Lol

  • JoeTeam

    Similar to the JLin flagrant situation, Adam Silver on TV saying now that NBA is against discrimination against LGBT community, but still will not cancel NC ASG. What a progressive league in word, but in practice, it is dragging. That’s not very exciting, esp in how hard they came down on Sterling, which was a strong leadership thing by Sterling. Guess it’s year 2 and he’s locked in more in the sand, dunno.

    Ah well, playoffs time.

  • heart

    Whatever works to get our points across to them and to protect Lin from getting hurt. I’m all for it. If one way doesn’t work, we’ll use another way. I’m glad at least they know that everyone is watching the referees now. The NBA management is protecting the ref’s reputation right now. We’ll see how the refs respond on the floor.

  • real-dsb

    good timing indeed!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson
  • real-dsb

    We should have a dedicated/sticky thread to track flagrant fouls (of any player) in the playoffs, and also list hard fouls on Lin that should have been flagrant. Then it will be easy to promote on social media and keep the pressure on the NBA. Don’t let this just blow over until Lin gets fair calls.

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be nice for JLin to get this. Though I wan’t my home town GSW to top off a record season with a Championship:

    https://twitter.com/NBA/status/721138578789691392

  • CJSHYY

    Even I am in bay area & not even a fan for Hornets but I hope they get it. Haha! I really think they can have chance to get Eastern Final. But really not sure they can beat GSW…..LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • heart
  • Rick Johnson

    If Hornets get to finals it would be like Palo Alto High against Mater Dei (David vs Goliath)

  • real-dsb

    JAD or someone should match up these NBA flagrant foul examples with the Lin fouls and post the video.

    http://videorulebook.nba.com/rule/flagrant-foul-penalty-1/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another possible landing in Denver???!!! Anyone who knows about Denver, please provide insights on this. Thanks in advance!
    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/721214160579768320

  • real-dsb
  • real-dsb
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Would like to join this task force?? Jack just began to work on this now.

  • real-dsb

    you mean specifically these instructional videos?

  • Martin Chong

    No, i don’t.😥😥

  • Brilliant idea, @real_dsb:disqus!

    When we match Lin’s flagrant example to NBA own examples, they will be so mild compared to Kobe’s decapitating arm-swing to head FF and Melo’s uppercut!

    I will relay them to the team.
    Contact me at jlinportal@gmail.com or twitter if you’d like to join the effort to give ideas

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jack is planning to work on JLin non call fragrant with other players….. we are getting ideas on how this vid wants to be viewed. If you can join this task group, it’s a lot easier to share your ideas.

  • Rick Johnson

    They already have Mudiay

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOL Would like to bring @real-dsb to Team Fragrant:-) Please invite him as you know more about how to do this:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Esquire: Is Jeremy Lin Getting Hacked in the NBA on Account of His Ethnicity?

    http://www.esquire.com/sports/videos/a43998/lin-fragrant-foul-video/

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be so awesome. NBA would look so much like fools. Use their own examples against them.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops! Is he good?

  • supjackjack

    yes I am starting to populate some clips to make a follow up video. Including NBA official response, media response, Lin’s non-call vs clips of similar FF1 / FF2 that were actually called for other players

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You may want to create a post of what you want and posters here can share the link and/or info with you.

  • LinMad

    they should win by default cause this ring is epic

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s their rookie first year like Russel. #7 overall draft pick. Like Russel he’s been developing:

    https://milehighsports.com/the-development-of-emmanuel-mudiay/

  • supjackjack

    great idea! is there anyway someone can help me come up a list of what clip correspond with Lin’s no foul call clip to be included? I am doing research on the same FF1 / FF2 that are acutally called for other players. Want to include it all as a powerful follow up vid

  • LinMad

    Obama thinks it was a flagrant too lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK. Probably they need the vet pg:-)

  • JoeTeam

    I wanna see CHA v GSW, with hometown like you lol

  • JoeTeam

    let them beat lebron that would be great.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin has done it so he may do it again:-) Sadly he isn’t treated as the important one in Hornets. So, the chance is minus:-(

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Then more people will say JLin fans are crazy:-)

  • Spot

    Great work folks! If you show me the answer to NBA I’ll send it too.

  • LinMad

    wouid be nice if ver 2 included more than 6 clips.

  • kittyhead

    to be Mudiay’s backup…no thanks.

  • LinMad
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not to be a backup obviously.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Soon. Hopefully the letter will be done tomorrow, USA time. I might miss the launching time again but that’s okay. Y’ll can do it for me until I’m free to do so.

  • Phillycheese

    Lin just needs to wind up and smack someone next time they go for his head. Take the fine but send a message. I’m gonna hurt you.

  • LinMad

    no, he doesn’t need to do that. It’s not his character and he doesn’t need to touch anyone. He already have millions of fans that will bring it up if it still happens. NBA Refs will learn sooner or later from the top management. I think top management is pissed.

    They can’t handle the bad publicity and if this continues, I would be more afraid of losing the millions of Chinese basketball fans and what they could have had if Lin was treated fairly. NBA has been looking to grow in the East for awhile now. If they don’t handle this issue properly, the gate will close on them for good.

  • LinMad

    They better blow their whistle when Lebron holds Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Does anyone remember where I can find LBJ held JLin vid clip?

  • grover chang

    IMO bulls and hornets have the best looking logos. I could see hornet fans buying replicas of this ring it looks so nice.

  • grover chang

    Justin says Lin should be more angry about his flagrant fouls. This is a common criticism of Lin’s personality. I don’t think Lin’s patience is a manifestation of his personality but of his obedience and faith. God said turn the other cheek and He will take care of those who try to harm you. This biblical principle is contrary to common sense.

    However, they say God works in mysterious ways. If Lin complained or hit back maybe he would be hit less like most would hope. Lin did not do that and now we have a video that points to a larger issue in the NBA, with fairness and race. Because Lin took the high road and turned the other cheek all the egg is on the NBAs face, Kobe’s, Melo’s, Harden etc and not on Lins. Of course I pray the end result is still that Lin does not get hit anymore but I trust
    God sees Lin’s faith and is always looking out for him.

  • Michael
  • Spot

    Great Melody!

  • steven ko

    Nice 1st take below by Jared Dudley and Skip Bayless. Dudley makes a great point: if you get hit hard, stay down so refs can review the foul. Hope Jeremy heeds his advice in these playoffs. Don’t get up right away after a hard foul.

  • real-dsb

    Compares NBA Official’s own flagrant foul example videos to Lin’s fouls.

    https://twitter.com/jlinposts/status/721270290051784704

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what is he actually studying? Plays that the Heat will be calling?

  • ViNuyork

    lemme join….i’ll send it too…d more …d better 🙂

  • Michael

    One huge problem, they may not understand it. lol.

  • Michael

    Yeah. I’m so rational, it’s crazy… and well done Australia ( or Melody ),

  • Phillycheese

    They started Mudiay the whole year in rookie season. No way they are going to back off that. Lin in Denver would be a backup PG or maybe start at SG.

  • Phillycheese

    If Lin doesn’t protect himself who will? The refs have shown they do not. His teammates at too “nice” unless Psycho T is unleashed. Cody gets nailed quite a bit as well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! This is the one I was looking for.

  • spiderman

    HILARIOUS
    BRILLIANT
    Easily see Carmelo’s (One arm swing, contact to head), Kobe’s & Harden’s (contact to head), and Contact to opponents face (AT LIN’S EVERY GAME)

  • spiderman

    The “tough kid” nonsense is part of the problem.
    They’d never refer to a white or black 27 year old as a “kid”

  • David Kim

    Good job👍

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, that part is true.

  • 1mtoldman

    special guest appearance out of retirement here just 4u. no. he is statistically by far one of the worst starting point guards wait let me check that…. yes make that (confirmed) statistically this season the worst starting point guard in the league. cant shoot at all. one of those “athletic” guys who isn’t really a basketball player. will be another wesley johnson in that sense.

    its all on potential here, he never played college basketball, went strait to china where he got injured and mostly just sat on the bench.

    his rookie season as i say he was terrible. he’s sort of the second coming of elfrid payton. now payton did show some improvement second year but so far mudiay has done nothing.

    whether the whatever the team in denver is called are committed to him down the road regardless or not is a separate issue im just addressing your question: is mudiay good? the answer is no.

    p.s. melody if you want what in my opinion is the quickest check of is this player good or not go to (if you can find it) the stat: points per shot.

    you will find at the bottom of the list: dead last , emanueal mudiay also in the bottom dozen: ish smith, derrick rose, kobe, monta ellis, rondo, and all three of kobe’s disciples in l.a.: randle, russel and clarkson.

  • JoeTeam

    It doesn’t matter what ppl say.

  • Loretta Tang

    They need a DAMAGE CONTROL SPECIALIST! ASAP

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I haven’t thought of going to stat. I was too caught up with JLin’s stuffs today–NBA statement on non fragrant call vid.

  • cdblue10

    That magnitude of that video is very impactful to the extent that most of the big media outlets had picked it up and wrote their own piece.Message has already been sent and a lot of fans are already aware of JLin’s situation,as fans we all already contributed in our own way,IMO and this is just my opinion making another one and answering back the NBA would just a deterrent on JLin’s situation in the playoffs,remember…calls during this time are more tighter but the good thing is the REFS will be reminded every time Lin got touched,hacked or help upon by opponents.As what JAD said”I just want him to have a fair calls” and almost a million fans have viewed it and gave their own takes on the video,let’s not make this a personal war against the refs and the NBA because at the end it’s JLIN career will get the receiving end.

  • ViNuyork
  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Loretta Tang

    Here is an observation from a lawyer”s point of view:

    “Obviously, the Association is never going to admit officially that their officials are treating one player differently from others (it would be bad for business because it would expose them up to liability). Think about the NFL and concussions. Both are big $ generating institutions.

    However, the fans’ message has been received. Maybe something will change but only over time. Now, the public watching the games are educated. The media is covering it. So that in itself is a victory. Hopefully, Jeremy has a bunch more games this postseason like he did in Boston last week.”

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you. I believe they will give more calls for Lin from now on.

  • heart

    Yep. That’s the secular view. They want Lin to fight or holler back at the perpetrators when they see injustice. It’s human nature. But Lin is different. He’s living out his faith. We see and understand his reason. (If you know what I mean). His actions show us the maturity level of his faith. He’s showing love to his ‘opponents’ (shall we say) by doing good to them. His actions and theirs are a big contrast. God said do good to those who ‘despise’ you. That’s very hard to do, yet Lin is a living example, a bright spot in the basket ball world. That’s one of the main reasons I support him and pray for him.

  • CJSHYY

    This is from Yahoo article about FA, Lin was #2 in the list for PG market.

    Jeremy Lin, Charlotte Hornets (player option)

    Playoff games: 10

    View gallery

    .Jeremy Lin has played a crucial role for the Hornets. (AP)

    The last time Lin was in the playoffs was 2013-14, when he averaged 11.3 points per game for the Houston Rockets. The big question: Can Jeremy Lin’s stellar regular season carry over to the postseason? Because of a shallow point guard market, a strong playoff showing could push Lin toward a big payday in July.

  • heart

    Good comparisons. They’re not applying their own rule to Lin! So the real question is WHY? You and I know the answer to that question…

  • Loretta Tang

    repost this link: http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/ian_thomsen/09/19/former-referee-delaney-focused-on-improving-the-craft/

    Perhaps, NBA officials are indeed trying to improve their craft. Human are not perfect. So there is always a chance for error, hopefully only a small acceptable chance. Continuing official development and quality control is essential. They must enforce the Rules to ensure fair play and safety.

  • KWC

    Don’t forget this one

  • Illbe

    Has anyone posted this? Gracious Jeremy being kind to his newest fan!

    http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2016/04/12/jeremy-lin-charlotte-hornets-girl-tattoo-accident

  • Illbe

    Have you seen this GREAT analysis of Kobe’s career? I think you will all agree. “He took the words right out of my mouth!” http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Fox-Sports-Jason-Whitlock-Rips-Kobe-Bryant-7250706.php

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Where is the article; last time I read it, it was 4th behind Mike Conley, Rondo and Jordon Clarkson. It was ridiculous.

  • rookie75094

    Don’t care and don’t like whitlock. .. a racist Jlin hater.
    .sorry reply to wrong message… this is meant for the message above from sfgate

  • CJSHYY
  • real-dsb

    I’ll believe when it happens

  • CJSHYY

    They already did in vs Celtics.

  • JJ Hui
  • real-dsb

    You’re probably right, but you can’t contain the zeal/overzealousness of the legions of Lin fans. I gave up a couple years ago.

  • Michael

    Sorry I feel asleep, the date was March 16 2014.

  • real-dsb

    I mean when Lin gets a flagrant foul called for him. I know he got 10 FTs against celtics, but those were just common fouls right?

  • LW

    This is a very cool read Lin’s teammates and their interactions! Thanks for sharing!

  • CJSHYY

    I mean they compensated to him for FT. Flagrant maybe in the future if that happens.

  • JoeTeam

    It’s a v different thing for JLin to get 10 FTs in a half. Change is gonna come …

  • Brent Yen

    The KEY is really the accuracy of the calls……not the number of it…. 😛

  • David Kim

    Another article about the fouls.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/jeremy-lin-nba-flagrant-fouls-response-video-fan

    Poll result in the article

    Thank you for voting!
    Yes, he should be getting those flagrant fouls calls. 91.28% (7,523 votes)

    No, the league is right. 8.72% (719 votes)

    Total Votes: 8,242

  • JoeTeam

    Engineering – temperature excursions. It’ll oscillate and dampen. Just don’t keep fiddling with the dial.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, and thanks for keeping it in mind.

  • Phillycheese

    Kobe – what a piece of work. Here was a guy giving his teammates crap last year for celebrating an o/t win over the hated Celtics, then goes off and has a champaigne bath after the worst season in team history. Kobe, architect of the 2 worst seasons in Lakers history. Let that sink in for a bit.

  • Rick Johnson
  • DX

    1st playoff game starts. Lowry missed 2 FTs.

  • DX

    Doubt Raptors can get into ECF.

  • Rick Johnson

    No Rondo and Clarkson in the playoffs so JLin has a big opportunity to improve his stock.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets could have used a player like Bismack Biyombo wonder why they let him go? There was talk they were pursing another player that they didn’t get. Wonder if they let Biyombo go because they were planning on getting Ed Davis?

  • Michael

    The Key man

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlotte Hornets ‏@hornets 3m3 minutes ago

    Miami bound ✈️ #EnterTheSwarm

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/721394382314815489

  • CJSHYY

    Raptors back court didn’t shoot well today. I hope Lin can have good game tomorrow.

  • DX

    Bigger game, he plays better as always. Go! Lin!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He’s.

  • jimmyL

    Bismack is pure trash on the other end they wanted to improve their offense

  • CJSHYY

    They need a good C not another PF.

  • blueCypher
  • JoeTeam

    It’s going to fun to see what JLin and HW have for each other in the series!

  • Alain Gervais

    ellis on indiana is terrible defensively. I hope indiana beat toronto. If we get to the second round and face indiana we would sweep them

  • jimmyL

    Except they wont. Toronto is good

  • CJSHYY

    I want Pacers to win too. Raptors didn’t shoot well today so Pacers maybe have good chance to beat them.

  • CJSHYY

    This hair style…. smh!

  • DX

    Feel if Hornets can pass 1st round, will be easier to pass 2nd whatever face Pacers or Raptors.

  • blueCypher

    Haha. Let’s see what he is gonna go with tomorrow

  • donsmacau

    It is more aerodynamic and certainly lighter. Barbershop took off nearly 2 lbs of hair.

  • CJSHYY

    From ESPN said if you win the first game then 77% you will win this series…..So I hope Pacers can win today.

  • DX

    Will be easily win if Pacers has Lin since they have good bigs.

  • Grace

    that hair style is cringe-worthy….sigh…

  • CJSHYY

    Larry Bird? Their president don’t like Lin.

  • DX

    Who is Bird? That’s why they stay the bottom of playoff teams.

  • CJSHYY

    Their President.

  • blueCypher

    I really doubt that is the style he’s gonna go with in the game

  • DX

    Just don’t care if he dones’t care Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    almost game time!

  • blueCypher

    Can’t wait for that game. Warriors going to be fun

  • CJSHYY

    Pacers win now, Raptors back court can’t shoot well today.

  • jimmyL

    Pacers dont have good bigs thats their biggest problem

  • JoeTeam

    NBA jersey sponsorships … get your jerseys before you have to pay to advertise for these companies. But then again, I just want a JLin jersey that I can hold onto.

    Another funny thought … so, what happens to all the exclusive shoe deals? Adidas on Steph’s jersey? Underarmor on JLin’s? Lawyers are gonna clean up … and we the fans will be the source of all that money amping up. We at least deserve some better officiating lol.

  • Grace

    fingers crossed 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Good, Hornets match up better against the Pacers.

  • cdblue10

    Lawson became a garbage after playing in Houston

  • blueCypher

    Lowry is disappointing again so far in the playoffs. It looks like #2-7 is really wide open in the east

  • jimmyL

    lets go raptors

  • blueCypher

    Haha. What a fail that was. And he was being sold as their savior PG next to Harden

  • Grace

    I thought the sponsor patches will only be on the players’ jerseys – not on the ones they will sell to fans.

  • jolno

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/fga_game.html

    It’s really not surprising that Kobe occupies so many spots in the single game leaderboard for field goal attempts. With another 28 misses in his final game, Kobe finishes his career with 14481 field goal misses. While Harden also breaks the single season most turnovers record, I doubt any one will be able to break Kobe’s record because it takes lots of chucking to miss so many shots. I wonder if there will be another “superstar” like Kobe who’s allowed to chuck to his heart’s content. The game has evolved with a strong emphasis on efficiency and 3 point shooting thanks to Curry so Kobe’s record probably won’t be broken anytime soon.

  • Ben Johnson

    History will show that JLin was the most effective PG that Harden ever played next to

  • Alain Gervais

    Larry bird is one of the greatest ball players ever by the way

  • JoeTeam

    ah, sorry, I was just guessing. Then let’s muse on how they will solve the underarmor, adidas, nike thing. very interesting.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s why I want GSW to sweep them … don’t want any surprises and just want that 1 guy hero ball, numbers Morey system to be disproven for the sake of guys that play team ball, like JLin and all the kids being well coached.

  • Alain Gervais

    Paul George showing he is a star. Lowry falling apart.

  • Ben Johnson

    Why do the Raps suck so much in the playoffs? Lowry is awful

  • Alain Gervais

    peyton manning syndrom

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s why I was speculating they were dumping Biyombo and targeting Ed Davis. Good shot blocker & re-bounder but also good PnR partner for Lin on the offensive end.

  • noob

    mental

  • DX

    Always feel Lin better than Lowry, not only technically but mentally.

  • DX

    Raptors is losing.

  • Rick Johnson

    Good better matchup for Hornets.

  • jimmyL

    Lowry is a top 5 PG now
    He’s the whole reason why the Raptors got so good

  • LinMad

    Are playoff games on league pass?

  • Ben Johnson

    Toronto has lost 7 playoff games in a row, almost as bad as the Hornets 😀

  • CJSHYY

    From the schedule it’s ESPN, TNT, NBA TV & ABC. GSW vs Rox it’s on ABC in 12:30pm

  • CJSHYY

    Raptors lose. Next for GSW to beat Rox.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol no its all on public tv in the us

  • LinMad

    does anyone know if Kemba is any good during playoffs?

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Lin always beats Lowry when allowed to play the point in their matchup.

  • donsmacau

    0-4 in playoffs against Miami Heat 2 seasons ago
    0-25 against Lebron teams

  • Epie

    like 10 passes in 24 sec

  • CJSHYY

    I know both teams play so fast. I hope Rox loss big today.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL, can’t help but post this –
    Pbev on Step:

    No chance. Hope he doesn’t go RW on Steph. JLin was so much better, and JLin is even better now. Show ’em, GSW. Expose those ppl. Time out by Rox after 2.5 mins.

  • Ben Johnson

    Harden and PBev start out a combined 0-5

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I hope this is not the hairstyle Lin will be going with for the playoff.

    Also, did he get a fade and cut some of the hair?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol bev being bev trying to fight curry

  • Rick Johnson

    Haha Berverley T’d up

  • Alain Gervais

    Harden Let curry get a wide open three

  • kauaiblue

    rox are despicable… when aldridget slammed jlin to the ground, no one came to help… howard was like 2 feet away… parsons came like 5 minutes later to kinda see how he was doing…

  • Ben Johnson

    The rout is on, haha

  • Ben Johnson

    Just hope PBev doesn’t get dirty

  • Rick Johnson

    No mercy rule, run up the score on the Rockets. Beat them by 50. break some NBA playoff record for a…. whipping.

  • kauaiblue

    rox are disgusting…gsw crush them… they have the worst players… alexander is stupid…

  • jimmyL

    He’s a billionaire..a very successful businessman and he liked Lin so much he wrote a letter when they traded him….

  • blueCypher

    Rockets would be LUCKY to get one game in this series

  • CJSHYY

    I hope not. Don’t want to see their dirty play.

  • jimmyL

    they wont
    they have nothing outside of Harden

  • kauaiblue

    he didn’t like him that much… lol

  • jimmyL

    he liked him a lot

  • kauaiblue

    he got rid of him!

  • jimmyL

    Morey traded him hes the GM

  • Joe what do you know

    Lol. Good start of my day seeing Rockets getting stomped.

  • kauaiblue

    owner calls the shots…

  • Vincent Lee

    Is there a link to said letter?

  • jimmyL

    He let Morey do the trade Morey convinced him doesnt mean he doesnt like Lin
    it was all business, although they didnt land bosh, they still went to the conference finals that year

  • JoeTeam

    as I posted earlier, bev on curry. It’s so gratifying. He tried to RW curry, and curry shoved him off. Double T. Bev is much dirtier than delly. Every score Curry has on Bev today is my feeling of justice for how Lin was treated.

  • kauaiblue

    AGREED.

  • Grace

    I would like to read the content of the letter, too. Anyone knows where it is?

  • jimmyL

    Please, Delly is a decent player Bev is a scrub

  • kauaiblue

    i never heard of one… if there is one, it was for pr reasons…

  • jimmyL

    was a social media post

  • jimmyL

    Les is the one who ordered Morey to bring Lin back LOL

  • blueCypher

    Honestly, that is all Bev can really do against Curry. To play roughhouse. He can only play up that reputation that he has. Cause in reality he does not have the game to even disrupt Curry.

  • kauaiblue

    he got rid of him twice… lol

  • jimmyL

    Morey did
    not Les, you don’t know how it works LOL

  • kauaiblue

    owner calls the shots…

  • kauaiblue

    alexander’s team is disgusting…

  • jimmyL

    the very important ones not which player to acquire off of waivers or who to cut

  • CJSHYY

    GSW bench are not that good.

  • jimmyL

    “In 2008, Alexander was listed by Forbes magazine as the best owner in the NBA”

  • blueCypher

    Actually I think they have one of the best , if not the best bench in the leauge

  • kauaiblue

    alexander “let morey do the trade.” i.e. owner calls the shots…

  • kauaiblue

    so what?

  • steven ko

    PBev trying to be a force!

  • jimmyL

    So you are wrong lol you are just hating because Lin didn’t have success there. Get over it.

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • jimmyL

    the important ones
    so what if he let the trade go? it was a the right business decision

  • kauaiblue

    dhoward = mental midget…

  • kauaiblue

    alexander’s nba team is a classless organization…

  • I am The Jason

    Curry scored 16 pts in the 1st qtr compared to the Rockets 15 pts. That’s just beautiful.

  • jimmyL

    lol says who?
    Yao Ming and the whole China disagree with you

  • kauaiblue

    dhoward iq low… he swats the ball out of the park…he goaltends number 1… even if it were a block, he doesn’t have the sense to keep it in bounds…

  • rookie75094

    China hates the rockettes. ..there was a poll.

  • steven ko

    harden can’t go right! it’s a predictable step back J every time he goes right

  • jimmyL

    On reddit? yah right.
    Reddit is probably banned in China.

  • rookie75094

    I think it was espn…but don’t quote me on it.

  • jimmyL
  • Ben Johnson

    Harden can’t defend a mule

  • Grace

    In terms of making money, maybe, but in term of treating humans, definitely questionable.

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • rookie75094

    24 pts lead…go warriors. ..stomp the Huston rockettes.!!!

  • KWC

    Curry makes it look so easy.

  • blueCypher

    Curry = best shooter of all time. Just that good

  • CJSHYY

    They force him to go right which he can’t so shoot bad.

    Curry is a lot more big star Than him now.

  • kauaiblue

    agreed. take him over anyone… he’s revolutionized bball…

  • grover chang

    Rockets are so over powered by warriors. I don’t think even Lin would make a difference.

  • kauaiblue

    give jlin the keys, and he will find a way…

  • blueCypher

    The range and accuracy plus the quickness of his release is insane

  • kauaiblue

    unbelievable… ive never seen anything like it before!

  • rookie75094

    The “number is clear” hater is probably curling up in a ball and suckling his thumb right about now…hahaha

  • KWC

    Harden disappears once again.

  • blueCypher

    I told my friends he’s gonna score 40 in 3 quarters. Looks like it

  • rookie75094

    Looks who is being ” utterly humiliated “…. hahaha

  • LinMad

    Harden being schooled

  • CJSHYY

    This game is so good to see Hatden looks like a fool on court.

  • LinMad

    is curry injured?

  • CJSHYY

    Curry is so good now. Really the best in the league .

  • LinMad

    Curry was walking very slowly

  • jimmyL

    They treated Yao like a King even though he was useless half the season and so injury prone
    They didnt treat Lin like a superstar because he wasnt one then

  • rookie75094

    Must be tired from scoring…hehe

  • blueCypher

    They said he turned his ankle

  • Joe what do you know

    Must be from that steal on Harden. Looks like he turned it while trying to avoid a body contact with Harden

  • LinMad

    nope he twisted ankle

  • kauaiblue

    this is not a good argument… whether they treated yao well is irrelevant… they treat several players well… they treated jlin and other players like utter garbage…

  • real-dsb

    wow, Harden got called for offensive for initiating the contact like he should be.

  • LinMad

    Maybe refs are no longer giving superstar calls thanks to Lin video?

  • real-dsb

    I wish, but I doubt it.

  • blueCypher

    Nah, stars will get star calls still. That’s how it’s been and will be

  • blueCypher

    This series is over , barring major injury to Curry

  • real-dsb

    hope Curry’s ankle is okay.

  • real-dsb

    maybe they won’t need him in the second half

  • jimmyL

    not utter garbage they made a tribute vid when he came back
    just because they didnt treat Lin like how u wanted them to doesnt mean they were treat humans like garbage they did right by a lot of players too

  • blueCypher

    They should be able to hold the lead without him. He should rest for game 2

  • Grace

    If you treat ONE person well and treat 10 or more people badly, that is questionable.

  • jimmyL

    who else did they treat badly?

  • Grace

    The Rockets are stats/analytics first and people after.

  • Alain Gervais

    nope

  • sws94

    So far, horrible. He can get better and there are more games to play but so far he’s not showing he can play well in the playoffs.

  • sws94

    Clutch is beyond hope. That team could so use Lin now. But he’s gone and was way underappreciated with them. Let them be embarrassed and Morey fired. And Harden eat humble pie.

  • kauaiblue

    jeremy lin, among others…

  • sws94

    It would be a less embarrassing showing. Sure, GSW looks unbeatable, but the Rockets look pathetic.

  • blueCypher

    I’m now rewatching the Force Awakens 🙂

  • jimmyL

    Thats a lot of teams nowadays and only under current GM Daryl Morey

  • kauaiblue

    isiah thomas is another player who is a shmuck…

  • jimmyL

    such as?
    They didnt treat Lin like a star doesnt mean he was treated like utter garbage

  • rookie75094

    I hope the final score will be 132-66 Warriors.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden today so far. 4 pts, 4 TO & 4 fouls in half time

  • real-dsb

    I like how Curry stood up to Beverley’s antics. It sends a message to the refs to watch out for dirty play, because Curry isn’t the type to just react to nothing.

  • Grace

    Remember the jersey-gate scandal? That’s a slap to the face.

  • kauaiblue

    not surprising…

  • kauaiblue

    agreed.

  • grover chang

    Lol . triple double the Harden way.

  • rookie75094

    Nice triple singles…hahaha

  • Grace

    they didn’t dispute the wrong notion that Lin is a bad defender despite all of their stats

  • I am The Jason

    This Warriors/Rockets game is laughable. The Rockets score 33 pts in the first half. GS did that in the 1st qtr. Also Harden has as many fouls as he does pts……4.

  • grover chang

    ESPN just called him humble. Smh. This is the same guy whining about more people voted for Lin in the all-star game then him. Yeah the same Lin who smacked his team around a week ago.

  • kauaiblue

    lol… exactly… espn and nba are a joke…

  • CJSHYY

    So happy Ref didn’t help him today so far.

  • grover chang

    Agreed. Stars still get calls. Just that Harden star is fading.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blueCypher

    He’s ready …..

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • rookie75094

    Lol…cf haters are preparing themselves for the abuse in the game thread…hahaha

  • kauaiblue

    did curry tweak his ankle again?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes but he is ok and is expected to play.

  • kauaiblue

    he came out again… hopefully, he just rests…

  • grover chang

    Thank you rockets for making the playoffs. We have another series to be interested in other then the hornets.

  • grover chang

    Crazy move.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops! Didn’t watch the game just what’s presented in Twitter:-)

  • rookie75094

    And lose their draft pick in the process…hehe

  • kauaiblue

    lol… it just happened!

  • kauaiblue

    what’s on klay thompson’s shoulder?

  • blueCypher

    haha. I forgot about that

  • LinMad

    a scar?

  • kauaiblue

    wow, looks huge!

  • KWC

    Warriors look beatable without Curry

  • Alain Gervais

    some one scratched him earlier in the game

  • Alain Gervais

    yup.

  • CJSHYY

    GSW didn’t force Harden to right in 2 half. He shoot better now.

  • rookie75094

    Must be the “wolverine ” claws…lol… that pbev scrub is not worthy of the nickname.

  • LinMad

    really? It already looked like its scabbing

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • LinMad

    is Curry resting because of his ankle?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    It looked recent. someone needs to cut their nails

  • Alain Gervais

    Went to the locker room

  • rookie75094

    No worries. ..Hogden

  • grover chang

    His incredible shots from the three are like a confidence boost, a safety net for the team. Without them the unlimited confidence is gone.

  • blueCypher

    This is the interview from yesterday right ?

  • rookie75094

    Yes

  • blueCypher

    Makes complete sense. You insert the gifted transcendental savant in the lineup and the teams points per shot increases

  • kauaiblue

    what happened? my tv froze. it is commercial now.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Specially their bench are not that good.

  • LinMad

    mine froze too and went to commercial.

  • Epie

    Tech. Issues.

  • blueCypher

    I cannot wait for tomorrow’s game

  • blueCypher

    Curry didn’t even play most of 3rd quarter.

  • kauaiblue

    not that i want jlin to be a backup, but he would fit real well with gsw right now.

  • Whitman Lam

    Curry is most of their offense. Bogut is most of their defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    Its feels like it taking forever

  • Whitman Lam

    I wish Lin would stand up for himself whenever a dirty player tries to “punk” him.

  • xeroid

    Harden and Howard each has 5 turnovers. Both team started slow with 0-6 and 2 TO in first 2 1/2 minutes before Curry’s 3. Warrior seems beatable without Curry, or someone guarding Curry close to affect his shots. Lin would be the perfect candidate to do the job.

  • LinMad

    that’s what I was thinking too when Curry twisted his ankle

  • real-dsb

    his head?

  • LinMad

    Jason Terry is pushing like usual

  • LinMad

    LMAO hahahaha

  • LinMad

    Draymond Green did that cause Jason Terry pushed him I think

  • Epie

    Someone should make a vid of him pushing players.

  • LinMad

    That was an elbow to the face. Should have been flagrant.

  • Epie

    Rox Thugs

  • LinMad

    someone threw something on the court…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Posted here without checking. Thought it was a new one instead it was the old one.

  • grover chang

    I was taught immediately put your hands up on defense. At least the left hand at all times since most opponents shot right handed. I don’t know why players don’t immediately raise their left hand when Curry gets the ball. His release is too fast to react.

    HANDS DOWN. MAN DOWN

  • kauaiblue

    classless organization…

  • kauaiblue

    classless individual…

  • CJSHYY

    Why Thompson is still on court?

  • real-dsb

    coach heard you

  • CJSHYY

    He seems to ljke Green more than Thompson now.

  • cdblue10

    Remember when Jlin and the TRASHKETS blowing this team up,now the story is just the opposite

  • Ben Johnson

    hmm, interesting, would look really funny but could be more effective…it would definitely impact your movement leaving your hands straight up at all times though

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like Warrior has the easiest First Round in playoffs schedule.

  • grover chang

    In high school you see hands immediately go up often. We did drills on keeping hands up and moving side to side with quick short steps. Will see it as well in college, especially when zone defense is called.

    I never see it in the NBA. I guess they are too cool to look like funny crabs. Same goes with skyhook. Effective skill but not cool enough for NBA.

  • CJSHYY

    Warrior improved a lot. Right now if Curry is healthy I don’t think any team can beat GSW. But when Lin was in Rox first year, they could beat GSW no problem. Not anymore.

  • I am The Jason

    Curry only played 3 minutes in the 2nd half and still the leading scorer of the game.

  • grover chang

    I recall those games. That was with Marc Jackson. The shoe was on the other foot. Back then the rockets were killing warriors with threes to the point Jackson ordered his players to get pushy so rockets would not set a record for threes in a game.

    Who knows maybe it was after Lin and the rockets embarrassed them is when warriors FO started to think we should play more like the rockets and really let it fly. LOL

  • takeme2cruz

    Classic speech before war.

  • rookie75094

    Hogden didn’t get a ft in the game…yeah

  • CJSHYY

    I know. Ref finally fair ….LOL!

  • I am The Jason

    1/2 of his game was neutered.

  • rookie75094

    Hogden really have to earn the points now….hehe

  • could be defense vs Heat offense ..
    or even Hornets offense
    We’ll find out tomorrow 🙂

    My guess is how to attack Whiteside!

  • grover chang

    Wow that is amazing. You think it was more refs tired of harden “boy who cried wolf” routine or self discipline of warriors to not reach and push harden to his right.

  • cdblue10

    There is a possibility that GSW take that as a pattern and incorporate their play books in Rockets expense,to be successful you need a willing Center to provide screens to free up your shooters and penetrators and the players should be constantly moving to get the best shot.

  • rookie75094

    Lol…the kkklutch haters are blaming the loss on brewer…now that Jlin is not there anymore…hahaha

  • Playoff Round 1 Game 1 thread is open one day early so we can start discussing the matchup
    http://www.jlinportal.com/playoff-round-1-game-1-cha-mia-game-thread/

    The 1st game of Playoff is finally here for Jeremy Lin and the Hornets. The NBA analyst predicts a potential upset because the Hornets and the Heat share the same regular season record but since the Heat holds the home-court advantage the HoopHabit experts are still split, 23 percent have the Hornets and the upset, the remaining 77 percent have the Heat.

    – In 04/16 post-practice interview, JLin expressed the need for the Hornets to attack the paint despite the Heat having the best shotblocker in the league in Hassan Whiteside. It would have to start with Al Jefferson and also the guards. It’s understandable because it would open up more space for 3pt shooters if the Heat worries about protecting the paint.

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin can solve the trapping defense of Miami Heat and helps the Hornets to play teamball to pull an upset on a road game.
    http://www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_And1.jpg

  • cdblue10

    I’m wondering how good is LIN now if he was given the opportunity to grow as a player in TRASHLANDS.

  • grover chang

    That use to be the rockets. Asik screen and rebound. Lin and Harden penetrate. Rockets didn’t have great shooters but they could shoot. I think rockets best team was before they traded Patterson mid season in Lins first year.

  • grover chang

    Pathetic. Unless Harden changes or they traded harden they won’t improve. I would want Howard over harden at this point.

  • heart

    Agree w/ Lin on this assessment. That was not employed by Cliff in one game they played Heat. IIRC he told Hornets to avoid the paint.

  • cdblue10

    At that time they just need a PF or an athletic SF/PF to become a complete team.Weird community to alienate their own players,they’re just a scumbag team.

  • kauaiblue

    his head would be on his neck… lol

  • sws94

    I think he’ll break through Spo’s traps and defenses schemes but it may not be until game 3.

  • Martin Chong

    No Twitter me…

  • Martin Chong

    Me no Twitter haha.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, no game. That’s all Bev has. NBA highlights show Bev shoulder bumping Steph before the game, and Steph just laughed. Ah … now we hope his ankle tweak gets ok and we sweep so GSW can rest a week.

  • JoeTeam

    I think Delly overdoes the hurting others … I like him, since St Marys. But he’s dirty sometimes. Just a scrapper who loses control sometimes in the hunt.

  • Geesurn Li

    How about #813 w 0?!

  • Geesurn Li

    Hi! any new link for your video that you want to share?!

  • Geesurn Li

    To those last updated 3 comments which can be seen w/o registration, all are fare comments!

  • jimmyL

    Bev does it intentionally

  • JoeTeam

    so did Delly when he tried the calf kick like the one that got Beckham kicked out of England v I think Arg in World Cup. Delly is to me just say 30% better than bev, dunno where 0 and 100% lie. Just saying relative to bev. When he wants to scrap, he really does dangerous plays.

  • JJ Hui

    Go ESPN and search this link, you should be able to find it.

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