[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.

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1,310 Comments

  1. 1st, Linsanity 2.0 coming near you!

  2. 2nd. Was checking about different messages:-)

  3. 3rd, feel things get better and better.

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

  5. 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

  6. Thanks!

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. That was crazy
    what an ending to an amazing career

  11. 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 )…

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

  13. 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

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

  15. …and definitely me.

  16. Started the game plan against Lin?

  17. 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.

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

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

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

  21. Absolutely.

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

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

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

  25. Exactly. Lin will win.

  26. 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.

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

  28. Thank you KOBE for all the memories!!!!?

  29. 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!

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

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

  32. 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.

  33. 17 th April– hornets vs heat 5.30pm…be ready Lin

  34. 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

  35. They need to put Lee or Batum with Wade

  36. 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…

  37. 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!

  38. 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”.

  39. 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.

  40. The playoff schedule has come out?

  41. Forgive n forget~~ A real class act… 🙂

  42. Yup.the first round…

  43. 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.

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

  45. 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

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

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. Full one now on espn.com

  53. 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! 🙂

  54. who made the original video? I know his/her youtube handle, but does he/she post here, or have twitter handle?

  55. 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)

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

  57. 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.

  58. 50 FGAs is quite impressive indeed.

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

  59. 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…

  60. wow, Kobe still follows Lin on twitter.

  61. gsw 73, steph 403 3s.

  62. not last game …

  63. 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 🙂

  64. This season, lin is very underrated passer and drive.

  65. 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.

  66. and beat cavs …

  67. shhhh … lol

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

  69. lol!

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. They’re 2-2 this season.

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

  74. 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!

  75. 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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  77. 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.

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

  79. 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.

  80. 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!

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

  82. thanKSss

  83. 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.

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

  85. Priority of GSW game over Lakers game?

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

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

  88. 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.

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

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

  91. Great timing indeed.

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

  93. 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.

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

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

  96. 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.

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

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

  99. 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.

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

  101. Why they made it to playoff…? smh!

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

  102. 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
    __________

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

  104. 76ers better give MDA the head coach job or he’s gone https://twitter.com/RichleeMd/status/720591802600943616

  105. Those three should enter the JLP Hall of fame.

  106. Woohooo I am so ready for this.

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

  108. 2.1 here.

  109. 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

  110. Amen brother

  111. Lin next.

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

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

  113. Would u rather have lin in philly or brooklyn

  114. 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.

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

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

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

  118. haha

  119. 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

  120. 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

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

  122. Only NY truly loves him. Haha!

  123. 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.

  124. either one would be great.

  125. “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.

  126. Awsome write up on nyt…kudos!!!

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

  128. Ya this one will have the biggest reach

  129. 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.

  130. This is going to be very very impactful.

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

  132. 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”

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

  134. 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

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

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

  137. 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.”

  138. Let’s see if WSJ comes out its own.

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

  140. 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.

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

  142. Jlin is rank 249 out of 412 players

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

  144. 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.

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

  146. deleted duplicate

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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?

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

  152. Drive, Lin, drive …

  153. 813 and counting…

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

  155. Cross fingers on 76ers or Nets

  156. 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.”

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

  158. 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.

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

  160. Lin is leader and perfect fit for immature young players.

  161. 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.

  162. 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

  163. Exactly

  164. 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.

  165. They wont even listen to Lin

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

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

  168. You dealt with them before?

  169. 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.

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

  171. well it still a puzzle to him why lin!

  172. 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.

  173. 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?

  174. 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!

  175. it is changing and will change given the time

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

  177. KP Chan do post here occasionally

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

  179. 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?

  180. 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.

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

  182. 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.

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

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

    Hopefully the latest video counters that a little bit.

  185. 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.

  186. Oh please.

  187. 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

  188. Oh please?

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

    GO AHEAD, TRY IT. I DARE YOU.

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

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

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

  192. i wonder why?LOL

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

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

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

  197. 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.

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

  199. STUPID FLAME POST by a RACIST HATE TROLL.

    Flagged.

  200. Haha. Yea.

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

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

  203. 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).

  204. Who’s DT?

  205. And Rondo is not really a top FA.

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

  207. 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.

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

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

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

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

  212. 🙂

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

  214. Knicks, Lakers, Rockets, those failing teams.

  215. 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.

  216. 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.

  217. Maybe Ellington waiting to see if Lin coming

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

  218. 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?

  219. 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.

  220. 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

  221. 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.

  222. 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,

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

  224. 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.

  225. 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.

  226. [email protected] 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.

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

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

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

  230. 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

  231. Agreed

  232. Why no Batum? Is he out for the playoff?

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

  234. 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.

  235. 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.

  236. 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.

  237. its all just wishful thinking at this point

  238. Dirty players would have hurt his ankles.

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

  240. 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.

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

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

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

  244. And Rondo and Cousins stay there with McHale.

  245. ‘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/

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

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

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

  249. 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.

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

  251. 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.

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

  253. ‘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/

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

  255. 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

  256. 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.

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

  258. 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!

  259. 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

  260. 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….

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

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

  263. 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!

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

  265. 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.

  266. 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….

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

  268. 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…)

  269. Stop LYING.

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

  270. This is hard to prove.

  271. 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.

  272. 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

  273. 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.

  274. The comparison would be hard for Schroeder to ignore.

  275. yes, KP and JAD post here

    We’re thinking of the person who provided Chinese subtitle to the video.
    Melody didn’t know who he/she was but @heart:disqus gave some pointers

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

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

  278. 6MOY is expected. 🙂
    Come on! Lin should be the DPOY for the team too!!!!!!!!!

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

  280. Those phony experts

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

  282. 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.

  283. 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.

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

  285. Dragic is not even on big three picture….?

  286. 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

  287. He’s right.

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

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

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

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

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

  293. CAN’T WAIT!

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

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

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

  296. Should be favorable for Lin.

  297. Ya! That’s good.

  298. 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.

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

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

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

  302. 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.

  303. I hope 0-4 for Rox vs GSW.

  304. 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

  305. They celebrated freedom from Kobe.

  306. 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.

  307. my hero

  308. 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.

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

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

  311. 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

  312. 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

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

  314. 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

  315. And blow out by at least 20pt a game!

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

  317. Would be great

  318. 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.

  319. haha,

  320. Oh, I meant kin beat him well.

  321. @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.

  322. Where is that hornets playoff video , I cannot find it

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

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

  325. Thanks

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

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

  328. OK I will send to him by DM.

  329. 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.

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

  331. 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.

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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

  332. I can pass this massage to jad

  333. 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

  334. Exactly my reaction… Where is Griffin?

  335. 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.”

  336. Richard said she knew already.

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

  338. 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.

  339. LOL

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

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

  342. 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.

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

  344. Sounds like a CF fake Lin fan.

  345. yes, she is aware about it already
    thanks, heart

  346. Plus Lin is anti-gangs/ anti-bullies

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

  348. 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) .

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

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

  351. Count me in.

  352. Count me in too.

  353. 🙂 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!

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

  355. 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

  356. 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 🙂

  357. FRONT PAGE!

  358. Whoa , this thing is reaching …..

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

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

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

  362. wow, Lin got on the front page?!

  363. My gosh! Front page !!!

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

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

  366. haha

  367. Lin reminds me of this scene in 42:

    https://youtu.be/93PKVxXF3i8

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

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

  370. Let’s RT this one.

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

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

  373. That’s because Kobe is yesterday news.

  374. 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 ?

  375. That carmelo uppercut is really annoying

  376. 2 of 6 writers chose the Hornets in 7 games over the Heat:

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

  377. 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

  378. BS asked for D only to Lin….

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

  380. The bigger the game, the better Lin plays.

  381. IF allowed to touch the ball and play PG

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

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

  384. 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

  385. wow, full games. thanks

  386. 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.

  387. You are more than welcome. 🙂

  388. lol. it really was hot garbage

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

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

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

  392. 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.

  393. Outlier

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

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

  396. Congratulations!!!

  397. Chris Bosh is out for the season right ?

  398. 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.

  399. Yup.

  400. 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)

  401. No Bosh. Whiteside is starting

  402. yes but you just need to win 1 road game

    Hornets are tremendous in home games..

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

  404. 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.

  405. 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.

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

  407. 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

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

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

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

  410. 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.

  411. 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.

  412. 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.

  413. Offer jlin max, that would guarantee.

  414. 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.

  415. This is the reporter who wrote the article from NYT.

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

  416. 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

  417. 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.

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

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

  420. 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.

  421. 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…..

  422. 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.

  423. 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.

  424. 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.

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

  426. YES ma’am!

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

    I have no info on other sites

  428. Maybe some New Yorkers would love JLin to play with the Nets! ??

  429. 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.

  430. Indeed 🙂

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

  432. 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 ??

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

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

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

  436. For one, #77

  437. Yup.

  438. Still going strong and rolling!!

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

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

  441. Good.

  442. They gotta step it up.

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

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

  445. Excellent post.

  446. @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.

  447. His name is Karl Lane? Is it correct?

  448. Karl Lane

  449. 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)

  450. 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!

  451. What are you talking about?

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

  453. 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.

  454. 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

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

  456. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  463. Lol… didnt think of that!

  464. 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

  465. Good! Azzhole…

  466. 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.

  467. holy cow it made it to ny times

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

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

  470. arrogance!

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

  472. 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…%^&^%

  473. see you there then :)….

  474. 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

  475. Yeah, you know it has to be.

  476. Maybe except the lovely K.M.

  477. Ok!

  478. 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.

  479. i bet you Byron Scott would love to coach for them

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

  481. Yes Sir! Marcie style (Charlie Brown).

  482. 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.

  483. 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.

  484. Good or bad from Houston?

  485. too bad Reggie Miller already voted no-Lin.

  486. 1 million views and counting! The NBA’S dirty secret exposed for all to see.

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

  488. George Karl is just fine.

    He’s getting paid whether he coaches or not!

  489. Mr. 50 shots.

  490. One of the worse.

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

  492. 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.

  493. 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.

  494. 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???

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

  496. Just briefly recapping the other articles, nothing new.

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

  498. 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.

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

  500. Bias Lin hater ref no clue where she went.

  501. 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!

  502. Kings are currently the Knicks of the Western Conference.

  503. 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

  504. 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

  505. 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

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

  507. Other place as in flat, horizontal and fluffy?

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

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

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

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

  512. I would like to see your tap dancing video.

  513. If I can save enough money see you next season.

  514. 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.

  515. 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.

  516. 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.

  517. 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 ?

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

  519. 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.

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

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

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

  523. Really need to thank this reporter.

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

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

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

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

  527. NYT really opened the door for this subject now.

  528. Stephen A, avoid talking about JLin

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

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

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

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

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

  533. 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…

  534. 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.

  535. 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.

  536. 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.

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

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

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

  540. More like shitstars instead of superstars. What a disgrace !

  541. 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

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

  543. 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.

  544. Ya! The message is out.

  545. 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….

  546. 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.

  547. 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.

  548. 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..

  549. has Stephan A comment on the issue yet?

  550. He’s not on today.

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

  552. oh i see. the troll was hiding lol!

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

  554. real talk!

  555. 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

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

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

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

  559. There’s no truer words than that.

  560. 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.”

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

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

  563. 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

  564. We need everyone.

  565. 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.

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

  567. It’s the playoff. I think we do

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

  569. 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.

  570. 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

  571. 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.

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

  573. 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.

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

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

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

  576. @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

  577. 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

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

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

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

  581. 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?

  582. 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 +/-.

  583. Lin joins at 4 ET

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

  585. yes me too.

  586. 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

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

  588. 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

  589. 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!

  590. You the man Brandon!

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

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

  592. 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.

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

  594. 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!

  595. 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

  596. Big heart Jeremy.

    Go and beat them all, Hornets!

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

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

  599. 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

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

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

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

  603. 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.

  604. 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.

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

  606. 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.

  607. 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.

  608. 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.

  609. 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

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

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

  612. What else would anyone expect from the monopoly?

  613. agree

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

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

  616. NBA basically did the classic bait and switch move

  617. 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?

  618. 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!!!

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

  620. 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/

  621. 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.

  622. 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.

  623. 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.

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

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

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

  627. 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.

  628. 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

  629. 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

  630. 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….

  631. 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

  632. 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).

  633. 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.

  634. yep

  635. 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.

  636. 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.

  637. @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.

  638. “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.

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

  640. Can you reach this person via his email?

  641. how can I contact you directly?

  642. 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.

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

  644. 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.

  645. 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.

  646. 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.

  647. 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

  648. Pablo did a great job on around the horn

  649. 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”

  650. 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.

  651. 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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

  656. What a joke! smh!

  657. 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

  658. the dagger!

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

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

  661. 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.

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

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

  664. 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

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

  666. 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!

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

  668. 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.

  669. 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.

  670. 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.

  671. 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.

  672. 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.

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

  674. 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.

  675. 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.

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

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

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

  679. Awesome

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

  681. sweet! needs a new hair mentor though..

  682. 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.

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

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

  685. 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.

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

  687. 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.

  688. 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┻━┻

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

  690. This from Ido Amir

  691. 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.

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

  693. 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…

  694. Looks much better!

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

  696. Looks good.

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

  698. 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?

  699. He said he will have new haircut for playoff….

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

  701. Ya. I just thought it would involve long hair hah

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

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

  704. 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.

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

  706. good one. I agree

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

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

  709. Nice!

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

  711. 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.

  712. What? Oh!

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

  714. 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.

  715. what did Pablo Torre say about the fouls?

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

  717. Or even better #813 Sharpie tattoo on the forehead 😀

  718. That would be cheaper!

  719. 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.

  720. 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.

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

  722. 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

  723. 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.

  724. 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.

  725. 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…

  726. yep, you can see the neck move back

  727. 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.

  728. Thank you Psalm. Very succinct response.

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

  730. 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…

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

  732. 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.”

  733. 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.

  734. Linstructor effect

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

  736. Good job Psalm…

  737. 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.

  738. 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.

  739. 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.

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

  741. 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.

  742. 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.

  743. Who would have known that there were playoff teams that feared the Hornets this season.

  744. Haha! From his interview, I think he’s more worry about Lin than Kemba.

  745. 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.

  746. i don’t know anything about DU or JOLG. Are those the Chinese fan sites?

  747. 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.

  748. 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

  749. Nice job, psalm!

  750. Me Toooo!!!
    I’m SO proud to be a part of JLin fanbase. Thanks to All!

  751. 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.

  752. 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.

  753. JLin also comments on vid and refs.

  754. 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.

  755. NBA is trying to protect themselves from questioning by a stay home mom.

  756. 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/

  757. Thanks for link; sent complaint email.

  758. Cool. Thanks for this

  759. 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.

  760. 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

  761. 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!

  762. 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.

  763. If they can reach the Cavs then that’s the gift from Santa for me. =)

  764. Really cool. Thanks

  765. 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.

  766. SAS said some pretty good things about Lin as of late.

  767. and beat them. For sure JLin > delly

  768. People are more focusing on NBA official than refs. i guess NBA officials are the bigger problems

  769. Second letter to NBA is almost ready. Any volunteer to do translation to Chinese??

  770. Do you have twitter account? Please add me @melodyting3.

  771. 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?

  772. His hair is different from the instagram pic in this one

  773. We have discussed this in our task force and decided to go ahead with changes. You will be proud when you see the letter….

  774. alright. i believe in Lin and fans. let’s go Lin!

  775. We are very rational people and just not “crazy” JLin fans:-) I’m pleased with the letter. The group is doing a fantastic job.

  776. 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.

  777. 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!

  778. 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..

  779. i wonder if this is his way of saying goodbye to his teammates since he plans to change team next season

  780. Wilbon and Kornheiser from PTI also said to book it the Hornets will beat the Heat

  781. Ask Joy Jeng if she could do it. She translated the last letter.

  782. 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

  783. Good one!

  784. i thought officials are the same thing as refs

  785. JLInportal.
    Where
    amazing
    happens.

  786. When will NPR and Wall Street Journal pick this up?

  787. Ok. Let me ask her.

  788. Through the heart of the arrogant organization.

  789. Don’t underestimate the intellectual level of Lin fans.

  790. 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??

  791. As I’m a clueless stat person, is this stat seems valid in what it has shown????

  792. I’m hoping someone here would know. 🙂

  793. Last time Psalm was the one that asked her IIRC. Tweet Psalm. I’ll email him too.

  794. 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

  795. 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.

  796. 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:-)

  797. Humm… USA Today jumps on the boat. Who is next? BTW, I already voted.

  798. 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:-)

  799. voted! i’m pretty sure it’s going to end up like the video. 99%+ up 1% down.

  800. Voted

  801. Where is the poll for voting?

  802. 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.

  803. at the end of the article

  804. probably good efficiency too. Me, I think with so many fans around the world, the data can been exhaustively mined in no time.

  805. Keep voting. Give them clicks.

  806. Voted.

  807. ..

  808. Suggest: Tweet Luvsic to verify w/ him directly. Ask him to explain in plain terms.

  809. vid is private?

  810. voted! Hope this pressure from media and fans will push NBA to treat Lin fairly.

  811. 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.

  812. Ok I just asked ? ?

  813. Fairness and flagrant fouls called and reviewed is all we ask for!

  814. “Please sign in to view this video”? Am logged in to jlinportal, but still get this message.

  815. Confusing terminology. Officials can mean refs or executives.

  816. Another person from JOLG fan also volunteer to assist. He has done lots of translations for Chinese fans. He is really good!

  817. Done!

  818. Yes sir! Done

  819. Where is jlin’s agent?

  820. 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.

  821. 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.

  822. 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.

  823. Good point. Agreed.

  824. 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

  825. 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.

  826. 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.

  827. NBA’s excuses for lack of calls for Jlin: Dumb … and Dumber.

  828. I hope and it is not very high that this Sunday TNT pregame show will have some discussion about this too flagrant.

  829. As hard as to win in Miami,I’m going to be optimistic that Hornets will take this series in 5.

  830. agree but 6 for me.

  831. I bet NBA is going to send a memo to TV announcers in playoff games not to talk about this flagrant fouls video.

  832. Man…I’m too excited with this series,I think Hornets are more hungrier than Miami.

  833. Me too, they need to steal game 1 to get all the confidence.

  834. I have a feeling that this off season will be pretty crazy for Lin.

  835. Crazy about what?

  836. 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.

  837. To NBA, case closed.

  838. the issue about the too flagrant call will probably continue throughout off season. I don’t know how that will affect Lin’s FA.

  839. 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.

  840. 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!!

  841. ding! we knew NBA was not using stats right.

  842. 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?

  843. Fact of the matter is, he doesn’t get lots of regular foul calls either, which would water down the statistics as well.

  844. Opps didn’t know that. Guess it’s.

  845. 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

  846. unless the statistics are refuted, which I believe it can be.

  847. 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.

  848. I’ve also seen Batum and Zeller help Lin up. It’s great to see them helping each other out.

  849. 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….

  850. 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

  851. I think like the NFL concussions thing, it will take time to be accepted.

  852. 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.

  853. If you haven’t seen JLin Handshakes video, this is pretty cool!

    Jeremy Lin Handshakes – 4/15/16
    #JudoChop #Indiana2Step #GameWinner #TheTank #TheLambWhip #TheBigAlephant
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/721198841437880321

  854. https://youtu.be/B0A6COweNVM

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

  855. 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.

  856. LOL, sometimes you can win in traffic court.

  857. 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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  860. Oh! Not traffic case. Like Police beat you or…when he’s on duty….more severe….

  861. 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

  862. 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.

  863. 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.

  864. 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…

  865. 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

  866. yeah, but what’s your opinion on how the NBA handled the whole Too Flagrant Not To Call situation?

  867. Apropos!

  868. Lol, Obama loves bball!

  869. I voted!

  870. 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

  871. Voted!

  872. Lol

  873. 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.

  874. 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.

  875. good timing indeed!

  876. 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.

  877. 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

  878. 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!

  879. Thanks!

  880. If Hornets get to finals it would be like Palo Alto High against Mater Dei (David vs Goliath)

  881. 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/

  882. Another possible landing in Denver???!!! Anyone who knows about Denver, please provide insights on this. Thanks in advance!
    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/721214160579768320

  883. Thanks! Would like to join this task force?? Jack just began to work on this now.

  884. you mean specifically these instructional videos?

  885. No, i don’t.??

  886. 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 [email protected] or twitter if you’d like to join the effort to give ideas

  887. 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.

  888. They already have Mudiay

  889. LOLOL Would like to bring @real-dsb to Team Fragrant:-) Please invite him as you know more about how to do this:-)

  890. 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/

  891. Would be so awesome. NBA would look so much like fools. Use their own examples against them.

  892. Yes!

  893. Oops! Is he good?

  894. 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

  895. You may want to create a post of what you want and posters here can share the link and/or info with you.

  896. they should win by default cause this ring is epic

  897. 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/

  898. 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

  899. Obama thinks it was a flagrant too lol

  900. OK. Probably they need the vet pg:-)

  901. I wanna see CHA v GSW, with hometown like you lol

  902. let them beat lebron that would be great.

  903. 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:-(

  904. Then more people will say JLin fans are crazy:-)

  905. Great work folks! If you show me the answer to NBA I’ll send it too.

  906. wouid be nice if ver 2 included more than 6 clips.

  907. to be Mudiay’s backup…no thanks.

  908. Not to be a backup obviously.

  909. 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.

  910. 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.

  911. 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.

  912. They better blow their whistle when Lebron holds Lin.

  913. Does anyone remember where I can find LBJ held JLin vid clip?

  914. IMO bulls and hornets have the best looking logos. I could see hornet fans buying replicas of this ring it looks so nice.

  915. 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.

  916. Great Melody!

  917. 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.

  918. Compares NBA Official’s own flagrant foul example videos to Lin’s fouls.

    https://twitter.com/jlinposts/status/721270290051784704

  919. what is he actually studying? Plays that the Heat will be calling?

  920. lemme join….i’ll send it too…d more …d better 🙂

  921. One huge problem, they may not understand it. lol.

  922. Yeah. I’m so rational, it’s crazy… and well done Australia ( or Melody ),

  923. 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.

  924. 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.

  925. Thanks! This is the one I was looking for.

  926. 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)

  927. The “tough kid” nonsense is part of the problem.
    They’d never refer to a white or black 27 year old as a “kid”

  928. Good job?

  929. Yeah, that part is true.

  930. 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.

  931. It doesn’t matter what ppl say.

  932. They need a DAMAGE CONTROL SPECIALIST! ASAP

  933. 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.

  934. 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.

  935. 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.”

  936. I agree w you. I believe they will give more calls for Lin from now on.

  937. 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.

  938. 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.

  939. 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…

  940. 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.

  941. Don’t forget this one

  942. 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

  943. 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

  944. Where is the article; last time I read it, it was 4th behind Mike Conley, Rondo and Jordon Clarkson. It was ridiculous.

  945. 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

  946. I’ll believe when it happens

  947. They already did in vs Celtics.

  948. 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.

  949. Sorry I feel asleep, the date was March 16 2014.

  950. 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?

  951. This is a very cool read Lin’s teammates and their interactions! Thanks for sharing!

  952. I mean they compensated to him for FT. Flagrant maybe in the future if that happens.

  953. It’s a v different thing for JLin to get 10 FTs in a half. Change is gonna come …

  954. The KEY is really the accuracy of the calls……not the number of it…. 😛

  955. 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

  956. Engineering – temperature excursions. It’ll oscillate and dampen. Just don’t keep fiddling with the dial.

  957. Ya! I think so.

  958. yep, and thanks for keeping it in mind.

  959. 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.

  960. 1st playoff game starts. Lowry missed 2 FTs.