G56 CHA @CLE Game Thread

This will be a tough game to win as the Cavaliers just lost a game against the Pistons at home and will be motivated to avenge their loss when JLin led the Hornets as the PG to beat them in Charlotte

  1. Will JLin continue to prioritize his defense in order to close out games? With Kemba and Batum providing scoring and playmaking, JLin seemed to prioritize defense with secondary scoring and playmaking in order to garner more playing time.
  2. Will the Cavs game plan against JLin’s penetration that helped beat them in the previous game? Dellavedova might be tasked to guard JLin since he’s quite a good defender and was missing in the last loss.
  3. Will JLin put together good drives and shooting in this big game?

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he continues to play well with his defense, drives and shooting to help the Hornets to win


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 57 vs IND
  • Linzen

    1st 🤗

  • Dorothy

    2nd!

  • Maknusia

    First mod!…wow its been awhile

  • Linzen

    Tie at first. It’s a sign… JLin is going to have a great game! Go Lin GOOOOO!!!

  • Dorothy

    Haha, I refreshed the screen and realized you are the 1st, so I changed mine to 2nd.

  • Michael

    First sleep walker.

  • DX

    TOUGH GAME😦Cavs just lost 1 game and was beat at Charlotte. Must be a loss if Lin not play PG for 35 min.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Believe me, Cleveland scouting report for today game is mainly that bench player JLin.

  • Linzen

    Then it must be a lost, period. 🙁
    Hope Lin still gets 15 & 5.

  • David Kim

    Batum spent much of the summer with French national team teammates Tony Parker and Boris Diaw. He quizzed them on what makes the San Antonio Spurs such consistent winners.

    “Tony told me the best strength of the Spurs is nobody cares which player wins the game. All they care about is, ‘We’re going to win that game in the end.’ ” Batum recalled.

    “We have that mentality. Nobody is worried about numbers. It’s about, ‘Who’s going to win this game? Them or us?’ And that’s why I like this team.”

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article41541693.html#storylink=cpy

    Kemba should read this articles more than 100 times. LOL

  • Dorothy

    If Batum really believe in teamball, will he sign with Hornets this summer? We shall see and find out.

  • David Kim

    I think he really want Lin to stay…but I don’t think Lin will stay.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ….and memorize it even reading backward.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If the money is right I think he will. They treat him very well there.

  • Dorothy

    That is what I feel too.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Batum will sign w Hornets bc no other team will give him max contract & be #1 guy in the team. Like he said… why not?! Ya!

  • Dorothy

    but but how about teamball and winning?

  • CJSHYY

    No matter they play team ball or ISO, Batum can always has the ball in his hand… winning is good but what he got from Hornets it’s good to him so…. These PR talk, it’s not first time from him….

  • Dorothy

    exactly, our Lin would sacrifice money for playing, I doubt Batum would. We shall see.

  • DX

    If Lin get 20+ and another WIN, Lin will be call ”Cavs Nemesis“.

  • CJSHYY

    Batum can get all he wants from court bc he sure agreed to stay…. otherwise he will be like Lin. Hornets take care their own players first…. so why Kemba will always be top choice from coach bc he’s their future not Lin. Not worry. Lin will be fine. I am pretty sure he will not stay w Hornets.

  • t8kit2dMAX

    From the Brooklyn Nets game
    https://youtu.be/DKPkJj136lM

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    There is a few NBA executive with good hearts =)

    How an NBA exec helped fulfill a 6ft 7in woman from China’s American dream
    A chance meeting in Beijing set Chen Yue’s life on a course that would see her become the first Chinese woman to play college basketball in the US

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  • heart

    I like these statements: “Who’s going to win this game? Them or us?” But it’s more important to do what he said. That’s the mentality that Lin has too. Regardless of whom getting the stats, Lin just wants to win.
    I have not heard KW said this at all… Have you? His actions tell me that he’s not on board or there yet…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the remaining schedule for the Hornets. The shaded dates in the “Date” column are back-to-back games. In the “Opponent” column, yellow = away games and blue = home games. Click to enlarge the image.

    Happily for Jeremy, all of the away games are against Eastern Conference teams so there won’t be too much travel. The home and away games are also scheduled in “blocks” that further minimizes travel (less travelling back-and-forth to Charlotte).

    Note that the Hornets have 3 remaining games against the 76ers and Mike D’Antoni (Mar 2, Mar 29 and Apr 1).
    __________

  • grover chang

    Expect Lin to play poorly. Cavs will be sure to play him tight. Don’t want to lose to him again.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Kemba will in charge not Lin but normally the other team will let Kemba shoot & game plan to shut down Lin… smh!

  • heart

    Want to see if Cavs double team KW. If Cliff does not play Lin, I’d think Cavs have to disrupt KW’s shooting somehow.

  • grover chang

    Ditto. Lin will see less then his average playing time. When he does play he will not get to be a pg. He shined to brightly last time.

    Buy while on court he may draw attention away from walker and walker will score a lot.

  • CJSHYY

    I want Cav to do something w Kemba not Lin…. I think Lin will stand in corner 3 a lot. But Kemba will in charge this time… he wants to win this game by himself.

  • heart

    Me too. It’s about time NBA teams focus on the starting PG. Isn’t it? Like Grover said, Cliff probably will have Lin as decoy so KW can ‘score a lot’. I’d think Cliff/Hornets want to prove that KW can also lead team to win against Cavs.

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s Cliff & Kemba will do today. Lin will not have the same game like last time vs Cav. It’s Kemba time.

  • CJSHYY
  • heart

    Yep. That’s probably their objective for today’s game. Want a win against Cavs under KW’s leadership. Last time, Lin w/ one bad ankle and NB just came back from toe injury led Hornets to win against healthy Cavs starters. NB was not shooting well in that game, but at least he played team ball and had assists. Tonight, it’s KW & NB’s turn to lead and they are both healthy. So we’ll see how Cavs game plan against them.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes Cavs will guard him tight but not the same as play poorly.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s the agenda. Wondering if MJ will be there to witness this game live?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so bc it’s not home game.

  • yellowshadow

    cav’s team huddle:
    lebron “TEAM! NO LINSANITY TONIGHT! TIRED OF THAT *beep*!”
    lebron “CLIFF, THATS YOUR MAN! MAKE SURE HE DOESNT EVEN GET THE BALL
    cliff “I GOT YOU”

  • yellowshadow

    if it werent for kemba ball batum and lin would play well off each other

  • Thanks! This is really nice.

    So 14 road games & 13 home games.
    For the home games, I see a lot of them are against teams with losing records so it bodes well for the Hornets to win the majority of their home games. 3 Teams above 0.500 are Pacers, Mavs, Spurs,

  • JLin said Al’s presence definitely helped to draw double-team in the Nets game.
    I’m glad Al is back so the offense will be more balanced and shooters have more space to shoot.

  • Let’s hope Kemba won’t take-over too much on offense that it freezes his teammates.

    A win would be huge to move up the standing to #5-#6

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and just like that the long season will soon end in less than 2 months.

  • steven ko

    delly will take care of Lin tonight

  • Acbc

    Can’t end soon enough for me. I’ll be glad when I don’t have to see this team again.

  • Acbc

    If I was the coach of Cavs, I’d talk up how Lin did this and that last game and how he is such a great player. Clifford and KW would get so riled up that Lin won’t get to touch the ball.

    The best defence against Lin is as always his own coach!

  • spiderman

    Next week should be interesting vs. Philadelphia

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin has a quick first step, Delly has a slow first step. Therefore Lin will blow by Delly.

  • Lefon Jang

    The only way to play him tight is to double team Lin coming off the screen. But that’ll only slow him down, it won’t stop him. If they double team him elsewhere Lin will find the open man.

  • grover chang

    I think they will pull another infamous Miami defense that “ended” linsanity. Basically go Patrick Beverly style and reach in or blocking foul him. And Lin won’t get the call.

  • Lefon Jang

    The infamous Miami defense doesn’t seem to work as well now since Lin has improved on his handle. Delly might try to get under his skin.

  • Lefon Jang

    Quite the contrary, the bench could be the determining factor in winning this game. I’d expect the starter to dig a hole for the bench to cover.

  • Steppen03

    I’m feeling optimistic =)
    Hornets On A Roll! Another Linsanity Prime and Teamball sighting. I haven’t given up on CCliff – So far, it’s been h*** of a ride – far better than previous teams. JL7’s the third wheel and that’s okay. The biggest stat (as stated by PFV) is winning ball games.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I don’t think the Cav will be prioritize stopping Lin since he won’t play much…Instead, they will shift their attention to Kemba since he will be the one that will be expected to score 20 and dominate the ball.

    Maybe that’s a good thing for Lin to not have the Cavs defense too focus on him..and he could come in when they are tired and try to do his thing.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I am a Lin first and whatever team he is in second. I gave up on Cliff long ago but never on Lin. Lin is still fighting and playing hard not just against other teams but also his own coach. That’s why I am rooting for him.

  • sws94

    That’s possible too. The biggest matchup could be Lin vs. Dallevedova and what Al does or if someone else scores. The starters may very well dig the hole. Then in that scenario, Lin is a huge factor. It all depends on how Kemba and Batum do.

  • sws94

    Lin may play a lot. It all depends on matchups. If Dallevedova plays many minutes, so may Lin to match up with him. Lin won’t have the running the offense role from the beginning, but playing time is anyone’s guess at this point.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    that was funny…the ‘Cliff, that’s your man, make sure he doesn’t get the ball’…..lol

  • FrankW

    Wow, an engineering major (IE) at UC Berkeley!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Delly is an Beverly lite. Scrappy, and watch your knees.

  • adele

    I’m with you. This team is not really worthy of Lin. I know his persistence and endurance is amazing. If he is not in the court, I’m not rooting for the Hornets✌️

  • adele

    The Cavs doesn’t worry about Lin because Clifford is on their side by not giving Lin the pg role.

  • adele

    Lol😊

  • adele

    I just care on Lin getting his stats. The rest insignificant.

  • adele

    I’m sure Clifford will help the Cavs by not letting Lin be the proper PG. he will be defending most and stay in the corner and just pas the ball to KW

  • LAJane

    Machiavellian! prolly would work, too. Plus, don’t you think Kemba will try to move heaven and earth to outshine Lin’s Cav-breaking performance! Urk…I feel like I’ll be watching the Kemba-fest through my fingers, like a horror movie you don’t want to see but can’t get away from.

  • adele

    Sad because it stifles our excitement. Early this season I always look forward to the Hornets games but as the maltreatment gets worse, I am not excited anymore. As long as Lin will get his stats and get going (to avoid rust) and stay healthy, that’s all that matters.

  • adele

    Last time they rested Kemba because they thought it’s a sure loss. They didn’t expect Linsanity to happen. Now the Hornets won’t let that happened again. So this is a sure win for the Cavs.

  • adele

    I’m looking forward to a new team signing next season. That’s what I’m excited about.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a table that looks at the “strength of schedule” for the Eastern conference teams, for the remainder of the season. The “strength of schedule” is calculated using “win percentage”; i.e. (games won / games played) expressed as a percentage.

    Looking at the table, the teams that the Atlanta Hawks will play in the remainder of the schedule have won 54% of their games so far this season. The teams that the Boston Celtics will play have won 52% of their games so far this season, and so on.

    The Hornets have one of the easiest schedules (league-wide and in the Eastern conference) looking ONLY at the “strength of schedule”. The Hawks and Pacers are just ahead of the Hornets in the Eastern standings right now.

    See : http://www.playoffstatus.com/nba/easternsosag.html
    __________

  • Rick Johnson
  • Sophie Paris

    Lol good for his hair

  • Rick Johnson

    He will have a green Mohawk next game.

  • Sophie Paris

    Me too. I’m optimistic Lin will play great. 🙂

  • Sophie Paris

    Hahaha

  • Linzen

    With only 2.5 games separating Hornets and the 3rd place, they can realistically fight for that home court advantage… IF they play team ball.

  • wow, Hornets has the 2nd easiest schedule for the remaining games.
    This is really good!

    If the current trend continues, Clifford will ride Kemba and Batum to reach the playoff.
    Lin will save his energy as being the 3rd most important player after MKG is out then hopefully he will peak in the playoff where his clutchness will be needed most.

    If Lin can shine by reaching the 2nd round of playoff, there will be multiple offers in the off-season.
    Sounds like a good plan to me =)

  • Whitman Lam

    Hornets will have to compete with the Bulls, Pistons, and Wizards for a 7th or 8th Playoff spot. They only won the tiebreaker vs. Bulls.

  • steven ko

    not sure if Bev can hold Steph Curry to 5 for 23 shooting in the Finals…

  • Linzen

    Sounds like a plan.
    If Clifford ride KW & NB for 40mins a game all the way to playoff, I’d bat that their bodies will break down like Al did couple years ago. Then, our boy will be THE most important player in the team.
    (Note… really not wishing injury on anybody, just common sense)

  • Let’s hope JLin gets to show his clutchness for Game-Winning plays!
    I want LeBron to say, “Lin happened again to us” with a sad face 🙂

  • Yes, if the coaching staff insists on playing heavy minutes on a few stars, naturally the body will break down. Kemba already had his knee drained. It’s not wise but it will benefit JLin to shine when he’s needed most in the playoff.

    It’s too bad really. A good coach will build the bench for a sustainable playoff run like Pop & Kerr in Spurs & GSW.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’ve witnessed it with your own eyes too.

  • Here’s the JLin vs Cavs 2/3 highlights
    Gotta love the announcer saying, “Jeremy Lin .. snaps that rim again!”
    Amazing to see how Irving, JR, MoWill were helpless to stop JLin.

    I would like to imagine MDA showing game highlights to a room full of Front Office people.
    “See what JLin can do with the ball in his hands? We need to make an offer that he can’t refuse” =)
    https://youtu.be/J_lCU7JFFSA?t=2m20s

  • Acbc

    Exactly! Lol 😢

  • Linzen

    Those are the coaches that know team ball. They have 100% confidence that if a couple of players sit, the others would step up.
    GSW & Spurs are like having a big-10 roster now… while Morey is still chasing his stupid big-3! hahaha

  • occupatio

    lol, brilliant

  • occupatio

    the croissant hairdo

  • heart

    Now you make me think. Those smart coaches who had praised Lin in the past knew how to play psychology on their opponents and knew who is the real threat to their team. So they only have to mention Lin’s name to know that he will be stopped by his own coach/team….

  • Linzen

    You’re not being very honest at the interview, Jeremy. wahahaha

  • adele

    Yes but we have to be aware that they have to jack up Kembas stats for next years asg which will be held in Charlotte. I’m pretty sure Kemba will be voted by the coaches.

  • LinMad

    this reminds me of nicklelodeon

  • cdblue10

    I’m excited with this game!!!!

  • That’s why I don’t want JLin to stay in the Hornets past this season.

    I think he knows when MKG is back, there isn’t much PT for him.
    Getting a starting PG offer with the ball in his hands will be better than not having consistent role in the Hornets.

    Lin’s playmaking has been somewhat hidden this season due to not having the ball much and no rolling PnR big men. He can’t afford to have that happen 2 years in a row. People will forget that he can be the main playmaker

  • Mr Chuckles

    Go Bears!

  • Uh-Oh

    You sound like somebody I know.

  • Uh-Oh

    Good bonding time!

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlotte HornetsVerified account
    ‏@hornets
    Let’s do this ✌🏼️ #CHAatCLE
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/702641921081131008

  • adele

    We can only hope but I just don’t want to be frustrated.

  • LinMad

    I predict a very upsetting/disappointing game by the Hornets today

  • DX

    Mostly, just hope Lin can have a good game!

  • LinMad

    oh its that female ref that is fair to Lin. We might win this.

  • CJSHYY

    Cav plays hard & well in D…

  • DX

    I just noticed too. Lin has 10-10 FTs.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lee not involved at all.I predicted this

  • Alain Gervais

    12-4

  • DX

    League Pass is really slow only 7-4 now.

  • Alain Gervais

    12-9

  • Alain Gervais

    Cavs lead

  • cdblue10

    These kind of games where Lin thrives as long as the coach will not guard him.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Finally catch up.

  • LinMad

    I like how its not Kemba ball right now, but when Lin comes in and Kemba is on the same floor, it’s going to be Kemba ball. That’s what I hate about this rotation.

  • Alain Gervais

    It will lose

  • CJSHYY

    Probably not today.

  • LinMad

    Kemba ball will last until he is taken out in the 2nd quarter. Than Lin can really play shackle free unless Cliff gives to go for Batum. There’s always Kemba or Batum babysitting the 2nd unit.

  • Alain Gervais

    15-15

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • cdblue10

    These kind of games where Walker is just a liability.

  • LinMad

    Lin in, it’s time for kemba to shoot as the PG. This is why Kemba should be SG when Lin is in and Lin should be PG.

  • Lefon Jang

    That corner man

  • CJSHYY

    As I thought.

  • Lefon Jang

    The tank owns Cavs

  • LinMad

    Announcer: “Lin checked in awhile ago hasn’t touch the ball yet. (Frank scores a bucket) Who needs him?” lol

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He didn’t get the chance to touch the ball yet.

  • Alain Gervais

    He is not really needed at the moment. He will get his shot soon

  • cdblue10

    Take out that Walker from the court Cliff!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    defensively he is needed

  • Alain Gervais

    Walker plays whole first quarter. You know this already

  • Lefon Jang

    Kyrie has no problem against smaller Kemba

  • cshot

    SG hasn’t gotten to touch the ball lol

  • CJSHYY

    After Kemba is out.

  • heart

    NB keeps looking to pass to Frank instead of Lin even when they switched sides!

  • LinMad

    whole first quarter, and 60% of 2nd qtr.

  • cdblue10

    That’s a sh*tty coaching!!!!!

  • LinMad

    Lee did. Lin nah.

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Jeremy all over that shot” cav announcer on Lin guarding KI

  • heart

    Even when Lin and Kam switched sides, NB kept passing to Frank instead of Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Batum is out.

  • MoominFloren

    I can’t tell what position Lin is playing ….

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! No one passed the ball to Lin.

  • LinMad

    that interior D ….sucks

  • BobbyH

    The never-get-the-ball position, whichever you want to call it.

  • Lefon Jang

    nice give and go

  • Alain Gervais

    Dam so close

  • CJSHYY

    Lin finally got the ball…

  • LinMad

    Lin injured?

  • CJSHYY

    No….

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin holding it too long.

  • CJSHYY

    No one came ….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No one to pass to

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin has to get into the game. Wasn’t included for a while. Kinda zoned out. Time to zone in

  • cdblue10

    Walker is a douche….not giving a chance for Lin to get to play his game,jealousy at it’s finest.His passes were always against Lin flows or not even a chance to get the ball at all.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s not Clifford game

  • LinMad

    Lin looks discouraged. Like, damn, I played 4 minutes and only got to touch the ball once.

  • Jim

    That was a bad TO
    He’s better than this

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin missing some shots at the rim he usually makes.

  • Alain Gervais

    no he doesn’t.

  • DX

    No excuse

  • orLinaryjoe

    Took all of 1 shot.

  • LinMad

    yes he does. He looks discouraged and injured after that shot.

  • heart

    How and where did Lin hurt his ankle or hand?

  • Alain Gervais

    Last game included

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good eyes but it’s been long ago

  • LinMad

    1 shot is not “shots”

  • Alain Gervais

    Odd substitution. Kemba still in

  • orLinaryjoe

    Why Kemba still in?

  • cshot

    hope he’s not hurt

  • Alain Gervais

    Last game included

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kemba still plays on?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Stupid.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc he didn’t score…

  • LinMad

    Kemba hasn’t scored once so he gets to play all of 2nd quarter too.

  • Alain Gervais

    He is fine.. i think

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe he will play all 4Q…LOL!

  • LinMad

    Kemba gets benched, he looked angry like why not leave me in.

  • orLinaryjoe

    No MKG rebs, so sad.

  • Lefon Jang

    iso Al

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff does things that confuse me. Lin and datum with the bench plays great. Why separate them.

  • Acbc

    These guys would complain if Lin just passed it back to the “stars”. Lin can’t win! These fans drive me crazy.

  • cdblue10

    This is a fackin Ewing basketball,no good ball mov’ts.

  • LinMad

    put players on the court that don’t move off the ball when Lin is PG. What is this coach thinking? Really, Frank, Al and Lamb are known to stand a lot.

  • cshot

    why is lamb playing so much? I’m sorry but put batum in instead

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just like in LA

  • LinMad

    setup Lin for failure. Use him to make “favorite” players better only.

  • cdblue10

    Needs to cuddle his star to look like he’s still the best PG on the team

  • cshot

    guys need to move when jlin is pg

  • LinMad

    exactly why he lost the ball the first time.

  • NONONO

    Clifford knows what Lin could do if Kemba was out. But he just cannot let lin play his way.

  • heart

    Is Lin ok w/ his ankle? Anyone?

  • Dorothy

    333333333333

  • Alain Gervais

    3333333

  • Lefon Jang

    here’s that shot!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    good job Lin

  • NONONO

    Wow that is how AL defends?

  • Lefon Jang

    oh don’t get Lin mad, you won’t like it if he’s mad !

  • cdblue10

    Lin is still the best PG on this team!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    we are getting our interior kicked in the butt. Thanks frank and Al.

  • sws94

    Yes, 3 and beautiful drive.

  • cshot

    al and lin are the only pluses in this 2nd unit

  • LinMad

    How many easy buckets has Cavs made ever since Frank and Al came in? They just move into the lane like nothing and score. They don’t even need PnR.

  • Dorothy

    22222222222

  • Lefon Jang

    Lots of energy from Lin now

  • cdblue10

    Lin eat that Cavs !!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh good Lauren Holkamp is ref.

  • heart

    Where’s the defense in the paint?

  • NONONO

    Lamb trys to be pg

  • Promo Sports World

    What’s his stat line

  • LinMad

    Man, screw this interior defense though. KI is just going in and taking what he wants from Al/Frank.

  • golfhacker

    In other words, our interior kicked in the posterior!

  • Alain Gervais

    2-4 5 points 1 assist 1 TOV

  • Promo Sports World

    Thanks my friend

  • cdblue10

    Lamb is crapping on the court and it’s very stinky

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin ft

  • Acbc

    What’s confusing to you? Clifford does everything to make the stars happy and make everyone else bend over so they can step on them.

  • cdblue10

    Thank you ref,I will maryy you!!!!T

  • Lefon Jang

    being aggressive

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Lin having his way and creating havoc” -Cavs

  • LinMad

    so much contact.

  • JJ Hui

    Cleveland commentators were saying Lin too good n penetrate and etc. lots of praise! Yay!

  • Lefon Jang

    Delly is no match for Lin

  • NONONO

    Lamb is learning from KW – no defense

  • Lefon Jang

    and cant make shot

  • cdblue10

    Take out Lamb…

  • JJ Hui

    I Hope KW sits longer!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin getting where he want but so are the cavs

  • LinMad

    what’s making us lose is the offensive rebounds and interior defense. It’s not there.

  • cshot

    cmon lamb. stay on ur man

  • Jim

    Gotta make those FTs

  • orLinaryjoe

    0-3, yeesh

  • cshot

    our defense is atrocious

  • cdblue10

    Lamb is letting the Cavs to have a good flows on their game.He’s not even using his foul when get beat up by the dribble

  • Lefon Jang

    they have to stop going to Al if he’s not kicking the ball back out

  • LinMad

    seriously. Al + Frank = oversized Harden

  • LinMad

    or playing D

  • LinMad

    Al + Frank + Lamb = defense liabilities. I’m surprised we aren’t down even more.

  • DX

    Al, Lamb and Kaminsky are bad on D.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oh yay, Kemba back in. 0pts

  • cdblue10

    Frank is playing on the flow of the game but AL can’t even describe his lazy post up games.

  • LinMad

    At least Lin is still in…I’m actually surprised about it.

  • cshot

    fak you lebron

  • cdblue10

    assist

  • DX

    Should give a T to James!!!

  • John Focker

    Here’s hoping Kemba plays 40+ min and gets blown out…

  • Alain Gervais

    JR making tough shots

  • LinMad

    That beautiful play by Lin to MW

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin was all over him

  • LinMad

    Smith can’t miss

  • Dorothy

    Lin out

  • LinMad

    Cliff thinks Lee can do a better job on Smith?

  • cshot

    smith is the streakiest shooter ever

  • Lefon Jang

    Lee’s way of defending JR is push him

  • LinMad

    Man we need MKG

  • orLinaryjoe

    Rebounds, Cavs 25, Hornets 16

  • Alain Gervais

    Give Lin some rest. Smith is hot right now

  • sws94

    Lin did great. JR Is just hot.

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats what i saw

  • Lefon Jang

    zelle’s got to make those chippy

  • Alain Gervais

    Our defense is atrocious, Issue is Lamb let Jr get hot

  • cdblue10

    Smith balance is off now,he got hit on his left ear

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lamb d so bad

  • Alain Gervais

    Its worse then bad

  • LinMad

    Our defense sucks not only on JR. Our bigs aren’t getting enough rebounds or defending drives.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cavs Just having there way

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba crumbles on big stage

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Like nonexist ?

  • LinMad

    *throws in the white towel*

  • Alain Gervais

    Cavs playing angry. Idk what we did to them lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The Asian guy that’s who

  • LinMad

    blame Spencer Hawes

  • Alain Gervais

    the definition of zero lol

  • travis

    smh he shouldnt have subbed lin out in the first place

  • cdblue10

    THis is what Hornets got when their starting PG played with great teams,he will look like an ordinary player which he really is w/o a coach cuddling him.

  • LinMad

    Cliff forgot what Lin can bring to the table. Like what he did in the last Cavs game

  • Jim

    JR kept scoring he wanted to try something new I guess

  • LinMad

    but JR is still hot lol

    It started with Lamb defending JR

  • Rick Johnson

    Cav’s angry for getting beat by Detroit Monday.

  • heart

    they lost yesterday and also lost last time to hornets led by Lin.

  • travis

    courtney lee looks timid as lin was looking confident out there

  • LinMad

    Lin was playmaking something we lack now cause Kemba won’t do it

  • LinMad

    oh that was actually sweet Kemba

  • LinMad

    damn Kemba just lost it

  • Pete Roces

    Kemba just can’t do it, he doesn’t possess PG skill like Lin, He only knows how to shoot.

  • John Focker

    Lin 6 pts 3 asts in 10.5 min, Walker 0 pts 2 asts in 12 min. Yay!!!

  • LinMad

    Kemba can thank Lin for that. It’s funny how Kemba keeps passing to Frank and out of luck Lin ends up with the ball from a miss bucket and passes to kemba for an and 1. When will Kemba start givign Lin some love?

  • LinMad

    he has 6 now.

  • JJ Hui

    KW just not passing to Lin even Lin wide open!whats wrong with his ego? Rather lose than playing team ball? So sick of him!

  • Alain Gervais

    4 assist

  • travis

    hey did lin make any jumpers so far? i just tuned in

  • LinMad

    Prime example why our interior defense is bad. 2 bigs who can’t catch a ball.

  • yellowshadow

    he’s 2/5, 6pts 3 assist in 14 min

    kemba 6pts 4 assist in 18 min

  • LinMad

    Lin got the rebound? They didn’t count it.

  • travis

    do uk how he scored his 6?

  • Jim

    Now hes back in lol

  • Pete Roces

    This team will never go far with a player like kW and a coach like Clifford. Luckily, season will be over soon, on to next chapter, Jeremy!

  • DX

    Not count.

  • Jim

    nope

  • cshot

    thought he had 7?

  • LinMad

    a 3 and a layup with and1

  • Jim

    3 off of dribble and a lay up + FT

  • cdblue10

    Kemba is so obvious with his cunning opposite passes from Lin’s side.

  • Jim

    he missed the and 1

  • BobbyH

    kemba 3 ast

  • heart

    Lin didn’t have many touches but still got 4 assists, 6pts.

  • LinMad

    And Cliff allows it.

  • JJ Hui

    I noticed that too! All the time!

  • LinMad

    ya Lin’s touches compared to Kemba is like 20% of Kemba’s.

  • sws94

    Lin rough start but really played aggressively and well. Some FT woes. Defense good but JR got hot. Kemba atrocious on many counts. Other guys are playing well, Frank is and Marv. Batum is just OK. Lee isn’t bad.

  • cdblue10

    He will passed to opposite side where Lin has no chance at all to make plays and to rec’d the ball in rhytmn.

  • LinMad

    Frank is playing well on one side of the court. He needs to step up his defense and get more rebounds.

  • orLinaryjoe

    MKG sorely missed on rebounds, defense, and some offensive balance.

  • Pete Roces

    imagine what our boy can do if he is the leader of the team….

  • LinMad

    yep

  • cdblue10

    They will stink after this season although they’ll make the playoff this season.

  • sws94

    Yes. MKG was big in the last win.

  • yellowshadow

    no need, we already saw in the last cav game :’)

  • LinMad

    maybe make the playoffs. If coach doesn’t do anything about Lin, then I see them falling off the playoffs. Lin needs more touches.

  • cdblue10

    That’s why Lin always needs the kind of players like MKG to propel his strength

  • Yascar

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153942203973430&id=53844953429&_rdr

    Let’s have a little halftime laugh. Jeremy is such a good sport. 😀

  • cdblue10

    They have no choice,Lin is their top 2 defensive player in the team aside for William

  • golfhacker

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kemba’s agent tells him to ignore Lin.

  • John Focker

    Kemba + Clifford – Lin = Bobcats.

  • LinMad

    not just that MKG is a team player like Lin. Play on both sides. When Frank gets hot on shooting, it’s like he’s a big zero on defense. And he asks for the ball a lot and Kemba seems to feeding him the ball.

  • JJ Hui

    KW not playing well n not playing team ball, do u prefer him to sit or play? I am pretty sick of him already seeing him doing the same act and dragging the Hornets to nowhere! And he seems not aware of it!

  • heart

    I was frustrated watching that. And he would pass to Lin for bailout shots too. He couldn’t score the entire first quarter so now watch out hogging time..

  • cdblue10

    lol

  • LinMad

    I don’t think they surprised him. He closed his eyes like he knew it was coming. You don’t want that stuff in your player’s eyes before a game.

  • orLinaryjoe

    bout time he tried green hair.

  • Acbc

    Give me a break, MKG without Lin would be nothing.

  • cdblue10

    He probably watched a lot of tapes from Harden’s game on how to minimized Lin’s game.

  • LinMad

    Kind of like Ed davis, Tyson Chandler, etc.

  • Acbc

    MKG was nothing before Lin and will be nothing again when lin is gone.

  • Pete Roces

    That’s only an appetizer. He will do much better if he has full support of organization from top to bottom.

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets must use Lin PNR alot more. Kemba isn’t hurting the cavs on iso at all

  • LinMad

    I’m just saying MKG is needed for rebounds, defense and offensive balance. That’s what this team is lacking. It’s sws94 that thinks Lin needs him to be something. Lin only needs the ball in his hands to be something.

  • Pete Roces

    Clifford scratches his head: What is PnR?

  • Promo Sports World

    Easiest play in basketball

  • LinMad

    Lin just needs more touches. Like at least half of what Kemba is getting.

  • LinMad

    For a coach who was mentored by MDA, I wonder if Cliff slept through all his sessions.

  • sport

    When your FO cuddles you and allows you to chuck as many shots as you want of course you won’t care!

  • heart

    If Cliff and Hornets continue to cater to him like Rox did, they will be sorry bc they’re instilling a selfish culture and rearing up a diva. The similarities are there.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff doing a good job of playing both Lin and Lee.

  • Acbc

    Sorry bud, I’m just so sick of everyone else taking Lin’s credit.

  • yellowshadow

    no joke, only reason i knew who MKG was because he lost to MJ on 1 on 1 in 2013. even then i had no idea what position he played, lol

  • DX

    Lin still struggling, saw he missed 3 jumpers in a row during practice now.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin will need to come in early or Game will be over

  • cdblue10

    That’s Walker a big liability on both ends of the floor when faced by good teams.

  • sport

    Cliff knows nothing about PnR. He probably thinks setting 1 screen for Walker iso is PnR.

  • Alain Gervais

    Defense is just terrible

  • LinMad

    so many easy layups. Where is the defense?

  • yellowshadow

    kemba cant guard kyrie…

  • sport

    They might not even make it this season! Not with Kemba’s chuckfest.

  • heart

    Paraphrase: Did you just hear what Stephanie Ready said, KW needs help in the paint bc Irving is the fastest point guard…? She didn’t say this when Lin was leading the Cavs on one bad ankle in the last game.

  • cdblue10

    Lee would be a good partner for Lin,he can be his Shumpert.

  • LinMad

    If Cliff will allow Lin to be PG

  • LinMad

    KI just getting what he wants now

  • yellowshadow

    watch, every time kemba is guarding him and lin’s not there to help, he’ll drive on his butt every time

  • cdblue10

    This is still a long stretches he just need an opportunity

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sloppy weak sauce

  • Alain Gervais

    back and fourth scoring is not what we need right now

  • sport

    By the time Lin’s back the lead will be 20 for Cavs.

  • LinMad

    Cliff isn’t losing it? He should be yelling or something…oh Lin isn’t in so he can’t.

  • sport

    Kemba can’t guard anyone!

  • Alain Gervais

    Like i said starters cant keep up with the cavs

  • Alain Gervais

    Just not enough play making

  • Pete Roces

    Great game by the starters, leads widens for CAVS!

  • LinMad

    This team is too basic when kemba is PG. Grab and shoot, grab and shoot, grab and shoot. When Lin was PG vs Cavs, surprise after surprises

  • cdblue10

    LOL,it’s like a street basketball.

  • cdblue10

    Lin was totally and heavily guarded by Flipp and Zemba on this game.

  • sport

    MKG is great on defense and getting rebounds. Offense was so-so with or without Lin.

  • sport

    He probably assumed they would lose to Cavs anyway. Exactly why I hope Hornets don’t make playoffs unless Kemba is out.

  • KWC

    Where are you guys watching this?

  • LinMad

    Cliff claps at Kemba after that 3.

  • LinMad

    League Pass

  • sport
  • Alain Gervais

    This is a loss

  • yellowshadow

    although i hate the way kemba plays, i do give him kudos for his endurance and stamina. this guy plays almost 40 minutes every night with only very little wear and tear (except that knee out game).

  • cdblue10

    There’s no mov’ts,these are empty stats for Walkoz.

  • LinMad

    we’ll see if he can last all season

  • LinMad

    Predictable pass

  • sport

    Doesn’t play defense or run fast breaks of course he can play 40mins.

  • cdblue10

    If you won’t play defense then you can play more than that

  • cshot

    no lin 3rd quarter?

  • John Focker

    He play close to ZERO defense. When he does play defense (it’s more rare than MewTwo), he starts gasping for air after 25 minutes.

  • Alain Gervais

    13 point game

  • heart

    Hornets teammates are getting cold while watching KW scores.

  • LinMad

    i remember when starters did play defense and Cliff had to sit them sooner.

  • LinMad

    We need to make a push or it’s over.

  • cdblue10

    They’re the one that’s get tired watching him iso-ing all the time.

  • NONONO

    Cavs will send a thank you note to Clifford for not letting Lin be a threat.

  • LinMad

    maybe he will get all of 4th?

  • JJ Hui

    Exactly! What is that so fun to play, right?

  • your son’s voltaire

    remember when GSW traded away Monta Ellis and the fans got angry? they started to play team ball and Curry became a superstar. the Hornets should really consider trading Kemba if they’re smart

  • gandychan

    i don’t get why dellevedova gets to push off of the screen by Marvin Williams with both hands. Isn’t that a foul?

  • LinMad

    The Cliff treats Kemba and Lin is like night and day.

  • sport

    Walker saying something to Cliff and unhappy about something after Lin came in.

  • golfhacker

    Lin on floor with Kemba, Batum, Kam, and Al, all of whom don’t pass.

  • LinMad

    wth is going on? Batum gets rebound, and goes coast to coast, misses a fancy turnaround jumpshot. Where is the PG?

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff use Lin who just beat cavs a few weeks ago

  • orLinaryjoe

    fifth option

  • heart

    KW plays for the entire 3rd quarter.

  • JJ Hui

    I can smell ‘L’ because both KW n Lin on the floor!

  • cdblue10

    This is what happen when a team mate wants to shooot the ball all the time,other team mates will become impatient to make plays,the tendency is for them to shoot the ball too when they have it.

  • John Focker

    Play Lin to Win, play Walker then take a hike.

  • cdblue10

    boring basketball

  • Alain Gervais

    Well not using Lin pnr will be the dagger

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Disgraceful

  • Alain Gervais

    Its like a team running hard in place. Still a 10-15 point game

  • LinMad

    this is not modern basketball, it’s caveman basketball

  • Weifang

    I blame myself that I keep watching this junky basketball

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I feel so bad for lin

  • cshot

    jr smith be like, “thank god they aren’t passing to lin. i don’t have to move”

  • JJ Hui

    Really?

  • LinMad

    “i just have to focus on shooting”

  • sport

    This team has become the Kemba tour, all other teammates be damn including Batum. Saw few seconds but it’s enough Waste Of Time.

  • Alain Gervais

    that third quarter for cliff was a mess

  • yellowshadow

    i want lin/zeller/williams/lamb/frank! >:(

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Speaking of the real shackles

  • John Focker

    Bobcats…Bobcats…watcha gonna do…watcha gonna do…

  • Alain Gervais

    no Lamb

  • LinMad

    No Cliff, Lin will not be the savior of this team today. Even if you let him be PG for the entire 4th quarter. You’ve walked all over him past few games already.

  • JJ Hui

    So personal glory is more important than winning this game!

  • sport

    Not even basketball it’s just pass the ball to Kemba for iso or bail pass show.

  • LinMad

    no frank, tbh i’d take Hawes over Frank. As long as Hawes sticks to shooting 3s.

  • xeroid

    Kemba may have scored a lot of points in the 3rd quarter, but Hornets were standing still, not gaining anything.

  • yellowshadow
  • John Focker

    I’ve seen streetballers pass way more than this…

  • cdblue10

    This is a big LLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

  • John Focker

    Yoda: “Personal glory leads to big contract, big contract leads to more money, and more money…leads to overblown egos.”

  • Alain Gervais

    This is not going anywhere

  • LinMad

    Ya u saw that, Lin got the rebound from 4 cavs. Only way he gets to shoot.

  • Alain Gervais

    we are running in place

  • heart

    The biggest difference in this game leads by pg KW vs last game led by pg Lin is team ball. No flow of ball movement, double digits for teammates… And right away Stephanie Ready, never fails, couldn’t wait to mention KW double digits scoring.

  • sport

    If you didn’t know you’d think Kemba was doing the retiring show like Kobe with worst shooting.

  • cdblue10

    And Chucker is still playing,geezzz!!!!!

  • NONONO

    Clifford has only one goal today – take the ball away form lin

  • cshot

    GET LIN INVOLVED

  • LinMad

    The icing of Lin is apparent.

  • Alain Gervais

    Ive given up its over this game

  • LinMad

    don’t worry Lin will get himself involved by rebounding the ball from 4 Cavs.

  • sport

    Cliff can also take away the playoff cause it’s not happening.

  • LinMad

    We don’t even have a bench when Kemba is in the game.

  • heart

    Cliff wants Lin plays defense for KW scoring. So far we probably see KW passes to Lin once…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    For those of you thinking winning is more important than Lin’s stats think again. This coach put KW above winning

  • Weifang

    Cavs is determined to win because they limited Irving’s playing time

  • LinMad

    this whole game? Ya i barely saw any passes to Lin

  • JJ Hui

    But Kemba already got the contract from Hornet n can he plays team ball for once to best this Eastern 1st team?

  • LinMad

    Please foul out Kemba.

  • LAJane

    He hates to lose, but he’s fine! The one who has nowhere to go is Kemba who just keeps demonstrating his limitations! I picked a good game to be under the weather – haven’t checked in ’till now. Saved myself more grief.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff earned this loss

  • Pete Roces

    You guys still watching the game?! LOL!

  • cdblue10

    hahaha,i hope they’ll lose by 40 on this game

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin ignored most of the second haif

  • LinMad

    When our big only cares about shooting and our PG only cares about shooting, who’s running the team?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    At some point, you’ll be tired of running without the ball

  • yellowshadow

    *turns off the game*
    why did i expect something from this team?

    poor lin.

  • GameWatcher

    LIke I said, Zeller and especially Kaminsky are not going to cut it as centers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t watch the game, seem like Kemba is going to play over 40 min. Good on Cliff/Hornets for the loss!

  • JJ Hui

    So now its known to Cleveland that Lin’s team ball can beat them but not Kemba

  • Dorothy

    222222222222

  • David Kim

    Kemba and Clifford gotta watch last Cav game more than 100 times. And Lin highlights too.
    LOL

  • Dorothy

    222222222222222222

  • golfhacker

    Only 26 more games left Jeremy, only 26 more games.

  • JJ Hui

    Lin !!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Love when Dorothy posts

  • Alain Gervais

    Take AL out

  • Dorothy

    hehehe

  • gandychan

    need a center who can defend the pnr

  • LINSANITY time, yeah 🙂 hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Poor JLin and bench as I only watched the stat. Now that Kemba is out maybe they can perform better.

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin making a run.

  • LinMad

    Frank and Al doesn’t set up a screen for Lin. They never will.

  • zxcvb

    Lin handling the ball >>>>>>>>>> Kemba on his best day ever against a middle-school team.

  • cdblue10

    thanks Dorothy

  • Lin got the Defensive Play of the Game!

  • Weifang

    sigh, what if they let lin just his game for 25 minutes

  • LinMad

    This is why you give Lin a chance Clifford. Take some notes Hornets FO.

  • Alain Gervais

    Everyone is hot now.

  • JJ Hui

    So KW sit? Why not earlier, Cliff?

  • Alain Gervais

    What a mess. Should of used Lin a Long time ago

  • your son’s voltaire

    lemme guess. kemba is not on the floor?

  • travis

    al jefferson killing the team.

  • gandychan

    hansbrough needs to come in

  • cdblue10

    So that he can’t be blamed with embarassment

  • yellowshadow

    darnit, you guys are making me open the stream again :v

  • cshot

    Jeremy is PISSED

  • KWC

    Spoke too soon, lead is even wider now

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes he is out as I just looked at the stat:-)

  • yes, try Lin-Hansbrough PnR plus more defensive presence than Al

  • LinMad

    its defense issue

  • your son’s voltaire

    pissed Jeremy is beast mode Jeremy

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin should of been first off the bench when starters got it to a 9 point game. Then Lin pnr but no use it when its a 20 point game and everyone is hot. Also Al should play much in this type of game.

  • travis

    its like jeffersons isnt even there on d, and on offense kills the flow

  • JJ Hui

    I wish Cliff sit KW earlier, maybe still had a chance if earlier!

  • cshot

    knocking over the chair and everything! woooooo

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oh no Kemba is back:-(

  • NONONO

    Clifford sit Kemba after the mission accomplished – A loss.

  • your son’s voltaire

    lol. i lost my steam cus of ballstream gone down but the hornets games have become so predictable!

  • KWC

    Well at least he got double digits

  • LinMad

    Did Lin really do that? hahaha he should throw it at cliff next time.

  • cshot

    lol looks who’s back

  • LinMad

    kemba?

  • DX

    Hornets bad D make Cavs like Warriors.

  • Alain Gervais

    good defense by Lin

  • yellowshadow

    *turns off the stream again*

  • JJ Hui

    Yeah what a coach!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    could of had 20-30 points easy. When he does pnr he gets his shot every time

  • cdblue10

    That’s a bad rule,a team can call a time out when a player gets trapped

  • cdblue10

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Jefferson a -26

  • LinMad

    Lin working with the worse lineup ever thanks to Clifford. Stagnant, no defense unit. What you want Lin to do with that? Magically make everyone play defense and set up screens?

  • Promo Sports World

    Yikes

  • LAJane

    J has his double digits and they’re losing big, so I’m not entirely unhappy. Bet Kemba couldn’t be unhappier about falling to the Cavs – not doing as well as Lin big time.

  • Alain Gervais

    why didn’t cliff use the small lineup more

  • LinMad

    Lin thinking right now “Man this coach is preschool”

  • Alain Gervais

    We are trying hard but its been over a while now

  • JJ Hui

    KW hero ball chucking!

  • LinMad

    you can sit Lin now and let KW get all the attention for this loss.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff may wave the white flagg. He probably should before an injury

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cliff calls it a night

  • jeremylin17

    lin gets the ball and cliff calls timeout lol

  • Alain Gervais

    He wants to sub everyone out i think

  • kassiek

    White flag

  • LinMad

    garbage time.

  • jeremylin17

    i know lol but we have to savor all the moments lin gets the ball because he only gets like 5 touches a game

  • cdblue10

    “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”-Albert Einstein.

  • Alain Gervais

    Feel sorry for mo wiliams

  • JJ Hui

    why Kaminsky in this garbage time?

  • travis

    jeremy had 4 assists in limited touches first half, and even less touches 2nd half A+ steve clifford

  • LinMad

    Daniels > Lamb

  • Acbc

    More about insanity is doing the same thing and expecting something different. Lol

  • kassiek

    Daniels best shooter on the team

  • Alain Gervais

    He defense is bad as well but not as tall which makes it worse

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats all he can do though

  • travis

    and its crazy how much kemba fits in the second unit, iso player, microwave scorer, kemba lamb jefferson made for eachother

  • JJ Hui

    But Cliff forgot about him!

  • LinMad

    What is Cliff even thinking by putting Lin in with Al, Frank, Lamb? Are any of them going to setup screens or play defense or move off the ball? You earned this lost. I’m surprised Lin even has 4 assists and double digit points. He created most of his own shots.

  • DX

    After Daniel shot the winning 3, barely get PT.

  • Alain Gervais

    50 percent shooting and 2 to 1 assist/tov. Cant ask for more. Also played good defense. too bad no one else did

  • Acbc

    I hate Cavs but I hate this team worst.

  • kassiek

    he deserves some mins

  • Rzo Vlade

    clifford doesnt trust jlin at pointguard….need to get out of hornets you can see kemba paly all 1st and 3rd quarter.. hornets coaching staff dont trust jlin,,,,,,jlin next time sign on contending team than this garbage team

  • travis

    if you swing the ball around like cavs, by the time the 4th comes around everyone will be ready to shoot, hornets all out of rhythm trying to create on their own

  • golfhacker

    Even Gutierrez has a floater.

  • LinMad

    yep Lin even asked for a screen from Frank or Al, but no one came. So he drove in and made his own basket.

  • Solo

    Yeah, I’ve noticed that several times before, smh !!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    haha…some said Cliff is better than McHale. I think they were twins.

  • LinMad

    Cliff doesn’t trust Lin at PG or SG either. He barely gets to touch it, most of his shots are created on his own like when he caught a rebound surrounded by 4 cavs and shot it after. There are no setups for Lin at all. You really think Frank, Al, Lamb will set anything up for Lin?

  • Weifang

    Clifford is dead right. this team has no progress in defense. He is a good observer so far.

  • travis

    if you play him with guys like lin and batum he will be valuable because whenever u try to help on them they will find daniels, if you play him with kemba hes just going to ballwatch and be a nonfactor

  • JJ Hui

    Frank Kaminsky appears selfish, it never change since day one!

  • LinMad

    This is a well deserved lost by Clifford. What was he thinking by not involving more players on offense? This was all Al, Kemba and Frank. All players that Cliff rewarded were those who don’t give enough effort on defense. If Lin was touching the ball more, I bet you more players would have been involved and smoking hot.

  • Weifang

    Only Lin was trying to set up the play with this broken team. He just couldn’t get enough touches to bring team back into the rhythm. It’s so frustrating

  • JJ Hui

    It is not trust issue, it is something else! Lin cannot steal the spot light to hurt others!

  • LinMad

    also he can’t work with a unit that refuses to move off the ball. THe only options he has are: Al (post up), Lamb (probably circling around the perimeter for a pass or just standing still), Frank (standing still at perimeter asking for the ball so he can do some fancy drive move or shoot a 3).

  • travis

    didnt help that big al had weights in his shoes on d

  • Acbc

    Brain dead for sure. Someone should pull the plug on the vegetable and put him out of his misery.

  • John Focker

    He’s both incapable of (tunnel vision) and unwilling to (ego/heroball).

  • travis

    i have a feeling batum prefers playing teamball over isoball and may possibly leave if this continues

  • cdblue10

    The future of Chuckfest contest in Hornets Nation!!!

  • John Focker

    Go Bulls! Go Pistons!

  • John Focker

    Maybe, CHA may offer max to keep him, so it’ll depend on whether he can get max from somewhere else (doubtful).

  • DX

    Just watching Lakers Vs. Memphis, PJ is doing good. Kind wish Lin should move to Memphis.

  • JJ Hui

    We need Tyler H and also give Daniels some minutes too. Why Courtney Lee played so many minutes and he is a starter too when he is so new n not gel with the team yet, he seems timid too!

  • LinMad

    We didn’t beat the Cavs playing like this. We won the Cavs, cause we had synergy and everyone was on the same page thanks to Lin. Kemba killed the team singlehandedly and Cliff allowed it to happen. If he wanted to, he could have fixed this all by asking Kemba to pass it to Lin more and maybe limited Kemba’s minutes. It seem like the entire game, Kemba was babysitting Lin.

  • kassiek

    I thought he changed, he is different from the early season. Not hogging the ball that much, focusing on passing the ball. It seems that he is not a stat-padding guy to me.

  • Weifang

    I think Lin can lead any d-league team to beat this team easily.

  • heart

    I think you meant the entire game KW ignored passing to Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Respect Jefferson but he’s the second to Kemba.

  • JJ Hui

    Also the Jordan shoes i guess, that Kemba endorsed!

  • heart

    AJ slows the game pace. Cavs gave him some baskets, but they won on ball movement and lots of passing. They played a complete game tonight inside and outside game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hey Charlotte, Kemba has never brought you anywhere and he never will as long as he’s your franchise PG.

  • Pete B

    Kemba works for Nike Jordan, End of Story.

  • JJ Hui

    I can feel that too! Batum at least passing to Lin n to others n not chucking like KW!

  • Weifang

    Lin even didn’t do too much last game against Cavs, He just set up the simple play each time and the whole team find a consistent way to get into the team rhythm.

  • BobbyH

    Did Al gain weight? Looked bigger compared to pre-injury.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Here you go again, bending backward trying to find way to discredit Lin or reduce it. LinMad did not mention anything about MKG. He only said Lin lead team ball for everyone.

  • pandaboy99

    Kemba 0-22 vs lebron when starting, lin 1-0 when starting

  • sws94

    He’d be a great “Novak” for Lin. He should play more for sure.

  • Steppen03

    What a game GS Vs Heat – down to the wire!! D-Wade Got Game but Mr.Clutchness Got Shot!

  • sws94

    Yes, he’s not growing out of them. Lin was borderline terrific tonight. Not perfect, but terrific in many ways.

  • Steppen03

    Glad another loss for the Knicks.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Read from LinMad again, you missed HIS point. Lin led the team and that’s why MKG and the rest of the team exploded to their most ability. If you added MKG why not everyone else who also played well? SMH.

  • leeda harun

    Hello guys..i didnt watch the game. Can anyone kindly update Lin stats in this game? T.you

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Then write your own opinion about what you thought of the last game. Stop bending backward replying your opposition view when other comments not even mentioning it, especially stop putting down Lin.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… nuff said…

  • Joe what do you know

    I haven’t watched the game myself yet but I’m not surprised at all to hear that. After all he hasn’t been utilised to his true strength for a while, that is pick and roll game. He was used mostly as spot up perimeter shooter most of the season so a little bit of rust comes his penetration isn’t too big of a deal. Well that is my take anyway

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Let me give you the simplest sample about Lin’s situation, thinking about a kid going all over town trick or treat all night but no one open the door to give him candy.

    * Lin was not the PG and not even a backup PG, NOW his teammates not even pass him the ball in the corner.

  • sws94

    Maybe you’ll see it in the highlights. Even though he rolled his ankle he still had some nice finishes at the rim tonight. Looked like vintage Lin on a few. Where he had problems was on the short jumper which he shot short. But he made one or two later.

  • kauaiblue

    I dont get why they stick with him… hes a so so player… but the thing is he is so uninteresting and has no charisma whatsoever… id rather watch curling than watch walker play … seriously

  • kauaiblue

    But he plays all out defense and the dirty work the “stars” dont want to do bc its too hard…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is much more than just PnR.

  • cdblue10

    It’s easy as like this,Hornets is just the Houston in the East with a diminutive Harden.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s his only way to touch the ball more and minutes on the floor, play D.

  • freemind

    oh yes, did you just say lin carved a historical milestone in hornet franchise 🙂

  • kauaiblue

    Glad i missed the game… i hardly watch anymore… just come here to what yall r saying… i find going out with friends is so much cooler…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So the result proved everything, same team different PG = opposite results.

  • cdblue10

    I ruined my day off,I should have went out dine and drink with my friends too.Hornets is so boring that I can’t even watched them when Lin is not on the floor.

  • Joe what do you know

    Batum is selfless enough to understand the concept of team play. But I feel he’s been coddled into thinking he’s the man thus from time to time, he’ll have occasional heroball moments. I really believe the reason Hornets is in their situation today and not in a better place, has more to do with coaching direction and FO philosophy.

  • Joe what do you know

    I never say he wasn’t. Chill man

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just checking to make sure.

  • sws94

    Totally agree.

  • kauaiblue

    Go out with ur friends… i live in nyc and it was nice outside… good food and drink is so much better even if lin was playing well! But id probably come rushing home if he played pg for real and a starter and did what we know he can do… lol

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… surprised at cliffords and walkers incompetence?

  • CJSHYY
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    not a bad idea at all.

  • Sueki

    Spencer Hawes did good too.

  • zxcvb

    No, it’s not that. Lin’s game is superb as a PG. The problem is that he plays 5m of PG a night.

    Look around the league — everywhere players shine when a “star” gets injured or traded. They didn’t magically become better players overnight. They just got the ball more. More looks, more screens, more rhythm. It makes it so much easier.

    I’ll give you one thing — Lin is not a great backup SG. He’s a great starting PG. But he won’t get that chance with Kemba chucking for stats ahead of him.

  • zxcvb

    Oh, the irony…

  • freemind

    immediately i thought of this “Some of my circumstances haven’t changed, but my perspective has…”

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what was coming?…I don’t get it.

  • heart

    Think of the usual of what KW did and you know the outcome. KW w/ the most shots, played entire first and third quarters IIRC. He’s the only starter in double-digits. Even NB couldn’t get going, but he got 6assist and 9pts. Lin got frozen out, but still managed to score on a drive and a three, 6pts & 4 assists in the first half. Hornets’ inside the paint DEFENSE was atrocious. Cavs played angry and aggressive w/ball movement–a complete game inside and outside. In the second half, Hornets media said Cliff drew a play for him and he got to the basket and made a tough shot. Cavs defense was tight tonight. Lin final score is 10pts, 4assists. He may have hurt his ankle again. Grimaced several times.

  • Joe what do you know

    Before the game began, my colleague was going on about how Hornets is more than likely to win. I told him, not likely. Why? MKG is out, Batum will be put on LBJ. He’ll either have to choose between D or Offence. His D isn’t on the same level as MKG. He has a lazy demeanour and he’s pretty slow. So don’t put hopes on Batum to contain LBJ. Another crucial difference from the previous meeting, Kemba is playing, which means Lin ball will not be featured. That alone will screw things up big time. And voila…. Here we are…

  • blubell
  • sport

    This is exactly why Lin really need to work on his iso moves that way he can still get his even if he’s iced out.

  • Sueki

    you don’t get the point… Harden did great and Carmelo did good for themselves…. not for the team.
    If you are playing a better team like the Cavs you need the whole team to perform.
    The last game Hornet won nobody from the Hornet stood out they all contributed. In this game Kemba did good offensively but he didn’t help the team as the leader.

  • sport

    Yet they are playing as starters. If Cliff didn’t dislike Lamb he would’ve been starting too. But then there’d be no more touches left for Batum.

  • sport

    Lamb is better when given his touches, he can shoot the 3 very well and create his own shots which Daniels can’t.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Exactly. I just think it’s pointless after all we’ve seen to talk about “Lin needs to do this” or “Lin lost his ability to do that.” He’s 100% fine and plays elite, winning basketball when given the chance. But until that chance comes, he really can’t be faulted for playing gritty, unselfish teamball with low stats.

    Even Lebron and Curry couldn’t succeed with Lin’s treatment throughout his career. Expecting Lin to be a literal god of basketball and score 20ppg on 10 FGA after touching the ball once in 8m of game time is ludicrous.

  • CJSHYY
  • sport

    So simple Cliff threw away the game just so Kemba can stat pad. He already assumed they’d lose. Sad how many coaches and team would rather lose than let the Asian guy lead them to victory just sickening!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Did they tricked him and told him if was for something else?i

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets is #8 now so let’s see how many games they want to loss ….

  • sport

    I hope they loss every game with Lin marginalized cause they deserve it

  • zxcvb

    And they’re gonna get burned just like every other team that started an inferior PG over him.

    CHA will be destroyed in the first round, if they even make it. And Lin will certainly leave after his treatment. That alone ruins the Hornets’ playoff chances. And Batum is not going stick with some joke team when another team in a better market will offer him the same salary.

    Charlotte is dead in the water and they don’t even know it. Can you imagine next year’s Hornets team? Kemba taking 25-30 shots per game, shooting his usual 39%? Oh boy.

  • zxcvb

    The lane closes up if he’s not hitting that jumper. And he’s not hitting that jumper if he doesn’t get in rhythm. There’s also the problem of injuries — Lin gets whacked to the floor all the time, often with no call. He can only do what he’s doing. And he’s doing it as well as any 25mpg backup SG in the league.

  • Acbc

    That’s why I really don’t care if they make it or not. This is what we can expect when they do get there. Lin will stand in the corner and touch the ball once in a blue moon. Guys will stand around if he does get the ball, won’t set picks and Lin will have to try to create something by himself.

    ON TOP OF ALL THAT, LIN WILL GET BLAME FOR ANY MISTAKES FOR LOSING THE SERIES. YOU CAN BET ON THAT FOR SURE.

  • sport

    Batum will be very dumb to not realize Kemba is being featured as the franchise player. Unless he’s going for max money and don’t care about getting a ring ever.

  • sport

    Playoffs will be no different and for sure Hornets won’t make it with the way they’re playing.

  • sport

    Telling you, Cliff copied Rockets and Mchale’s marginalize Lin and to promote a fake star handbook to a tee!

  • kauaiblue

    Hope they dont even make it so jlin can rest his ankle and hire me to fix his shooting!

  • sport

    Should be heal his ankle and work on his new shooting form. Is there even any doubt Lin will go to the team that has MDA?

  • kauaiblue

    Probably the 2 most boring players in the nba… coupled with with the most boring style of play = not gonna watch… boring

  • kauaiblue

    I really hope so… j have not bought a jersey since knicks 17… i had a wierd feeling that jlin would get screwed in houston and even lakers… i almost bought a hornets jersey when i was at charlotte airport but luckily they didnt have it… but if he goes to an mda team, i will buy one and give mda the benefit of the doubt…

  • freemind

    ever wonder why he was snubbed out of AS ? per SI summary

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    NO please sit this time.

  • cdblue10

    Rest that ankle for 10 games Jeremy,we need you in Brooklyn next year

  • kauaiblue

    Yeah, why is he so stubborn? Is it stupidity? Lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah when Lin does not have his normal defensive night, the whole team d collapsed with him.

  • cdblue10

    LOL.This coach!!!!!!!

  • sport

    Yes both Kemba and Batum are boring. At least Batum isn’t as much of a shot chucker although he did play very selfish beginning of the season.

  • kauaiblue

    I feel u sport…

  • freemind

    the fact that they don’t want to talk about the last win makes me think that deep down they wished that game could be erased off record.

  • sport

    Nope, was there even an article? Doesn’t take a genius to know Kemba and Harden are not stars. Funny to see which team would be dumb enough to sign Harden after Rockets. He’s an over glorified 6th man because he can’t defend a fly.

  • cdblue10

    Nope he is just a good follower of
    John Wooden’s wisdom.

    “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

    “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”

  • sport

    Yes cause Lin’s defense wasn’t there so we lost. it wasn’t because of our offense or a certain someone chucking all the shots and icing out teammates.

  • grover chang

    Finish watching the game. What a chore. Anyone else having a sense of deja vu watching Lin on this team.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • kauaiblue

    Wooden is awesome yo…

  • cdblue10

    hahahahaha!!!!

  • heart

    There might be a ‘trust issue’ w/this Hornets team too like Rox. See how it turned out for Dwight. He is 2nd to Harden. So be wise w/ your choices Nick.

  • travis

    so nice watching the spurs play lol

  • travis

    they are always in the game no matter how well their stars are doing

  • james brown

    i hope that by this time we have enough samples to say that Hornets just want JLIN as a rental and will not expect to be with them next year UNLESS , JLIN accepts his role and his discounted pay to play what they wanted him to do inside the court..”just like what MDA had said previous to his first win with NYK…DON’t do MUCH!” but after..MDA said “JLIN will play as a secretariat”.

    Unless a team recognizes how he can MAX Jlin, no team will benifit Jlin’s time with them but will just see the glimpse of what they will not have in the future.

    JLIN will leave Hornets come FA this summer and hope new team will use him as per their contract and agreement!

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  • freemind

    and in addition limiting what he can do on court ie not pg role, suppressing his stats, in the effort to “devalue” him so he receive limited offer and $$ , hoping in the end to corner an acceptance to the original deal of 2nd year at 2mil 🙁 cheap insurance, cheap publicity, cheap labor ..mj is after all a shrewd businessman.

  • John Focker

    Post of the day!

  • heart

    KW?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    55 games and you’re still wondering.

    It didn’t take long for lin to play like a secretariat under MDA and Lin played as a TRUE PG.

  • John Focker

    That was precisely my thought!

  • aras

    Did not see the game. so how did Lin play?

  • LinJa

    meh, but not bad defense, mostly playing SG like 90% of the time. sad. comments tell the whole story. oh he also got, DPOTG…the mini-mini scoring spurt plus strong def play in 3 consecutive plays was awesome, jlin imposed his will just tiny bit.

  • LinJa

    This game infuriates me. Considering the hornet’s only version that could actually beat the cavs was lin playing pg but cliff chose to repeat the same mistakes and other past coaches …umm for like I dunno, 10 years! This is beyond insanity, its stupidity. which one is beyond insanity? stupidity beyond insanity or insanity is beyond stupidity? either way its beyond both. I did however expected the game to turn out this way.

    On other Lin things, regardless what happens or what position he plays, he needs to pad his stats to at least 15pts ppg and 4ast. I was expecting his traditional post ASG performance. Injury and limited inconsistent role is not helping at all.

    Bright spotlight, Lin was he only hornets that was difference maker to beat the cavs in the past since LBJ came to the NBA.

  • LinJa

    edit: If I was the coach of any NBA team playing against the hornets, I’d talk up Lin… ….

    result: hornets would always lose.

  • LinJa

    Lin will get his someday…no, Lin will get his right team, coach and his someday. This lost proves to me that, 1. Lin is keeping his promise to kemba to alleviate pressure, so Lin is only regular saiyan, when kemba is not there, he goes SSJ3. yes! 2. Clifford and MJ are committed to their star, KW. Understandable plan. But they will forever be stuck with almost playoff(without lin).

  • yellowshadow

    man, lin’s footwork and positioning has improved leaps and bounds… i love how he dribbles into the paint with his defender trailing behind him, but the defender can’t get to him because jeremy’s bodying him away while facing the helper defender in front of him <3

  • Acbc

    Pretty much, lol

  • Acbc

    Reminds me of how the Knicks and Dolan wants to erase Linsanity, but the fans won’t let them.

  • Maknusia

    I’m waiting for the God mode…SSJG

  • Maknusia

    you got it…right!

  • CJSHYY

    Cav commentators seemed to be high on Lin. Good to hear that…

  • Acbc

    2 months ago I said that Clifford was just too unintelligent a coach to ever understand Lin’s game. It’s not that he distrusts Lin that he won’t let him lead the team, it’s that politics and his limited linear thinking can’t comprehend the complexity of Lin’s “spacial intelligence” and the immense speed of Lin’s internal processor. It’s like asking someone from the 15th century to understand Einsteins theory of relativity. How can someone who thought the world was flat begin to think in terms of time and space in the forth dimension when they can’t barely understand that the earth is round and that people won’t fall of the ends of the world?

    Clifford adds one star’s stat to a second star’s and maybe a third star’s stats and expect a championship. That’s how stupid he thinks. He can’t see how Lin can make non star’s into multiple functioning cogs in a powerful machine. Think about it, Lin led the team with only 24 points and yet involved so many teammates that all added to a winning score, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LEDGER OF OFFENCE AND DEFENCE. When people play with joy and team participation, they feel an inate inner need to support one another on defence as well. Clifford complains about lack of team defence intensity but he can’t think beyond the simpleton mathematics of his 3 star system.

  • I’m glad some smart Hornets fans knew that Lin at PG makes the team better in the offensive flow, better ball movement AND defense. And to beat good teams in playoff, the Hornets need unselfishness to share the ball in every game but it’s not happening now.

    Too bad noone in the coaching staff and FO is brave enough to say, “Enough! We need to let Lin orchestrate the offense to get to the playoff!” Their window of retaining Lin as a PG is closing fast.

    Without a doubt
    Lin had a lot to do with it. When he is at PG he makes the team better, not just scoring but flow of the offense AND his defense. In his first shift Lin made a few good shots and had a team leading 4 assists. If Clifford had let him continue he would have had many more. Walker can make some steals but he is not particularly good on D and he uses much of his energy on offense. We lost this game on account of D. Scoring isn’t enough.

    The effort level and hustle wasn’t even close to the last time we played them.
    Obviously missing MKG has a lot to do with it. But there is an obvious difference when the ball is being moved and shared. Pace being set that gets everyone going and into the game. With Kemba and Al, there is no pace to the game. There isn’t much facilitation. We can beat enough teams to make the playoffs with the way we run things. But to beat good playoff teams in this league, you have to play inspired and as a team both defensively and offensively. I just don’t see this on a regular basis if the ball isn’t being shared unselfishless every single game. Every time we see this team flow and passing. It’s like hallelujah! It’s happening. Then we go back to the same cr** that puts a damper on both our offense and our defense.

    – Everyone gets a notch higher if they are all actively involved in the game and ball is shared!

  • LinMad

    Just watch the first half where Lin got to play PG a bit and got 4 assists, then watch the 2nd half and see how he barely touched the ball (looked like players were icing him on purpose). And when he finally got to shoot in the 4th, he made 2 buckets quickly. At that time it was already too late. We were down by too much.

  • LinMad

    KW’s iso is so discouraging to the rest of the team.

  • I think Clifford and the coaches knew the elephant the room that JLin as PG is better than Kemba in playing a winning teamball. But they will continue to avoid talking about it by saying, “Well, we missed MKG”

    Al’s defense definitely is a real problem but the inconsistency of unselfish ball movement in the offense is very tiring.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    before the game even started, I posted here saying I predict that today’s game will be an upset/disappointment for the Hornets. And it was. I should have bet a few thousand dollars like I usually do.

  • LinMad

    What is Lin on this team?

    Lin isn’t a starting PG, not a backup PG and not even a backup SG. The amount of touches he gets is so low you can’t even claim Lin is any of these. What do the Hornets have planned for Lin? Marketing purposes only? Defense for the franchise player (Kemba)? Is Lin the whipping boy now?

  • Maknusia

    now we know the culprit! the reason for the lost….kiddin 😉

  • zxcvb

    He plays DW: “dirty worker.”

    When Kemba is healthy, he never gets to play his game offensively. He’s just there for defense and spacing (stats show Kemba shoots much better with Lin). When Kemba is injured or cold, then Lin is allowed to play his game and get the win. He does all the dirty work as Kemba and Batum get all the glory (while slacking on defense).

    The Hornets want Lin long-term…but only as their backup and injury insurance. The fact that Lin plays 25mpg while Lamb, who got a nice extension, rides the bench, tells me they do value him. They just don’t think he can be a real starting PG. Meanwhile, a career 39% shooter who can’t pass or defend has earned their 100% support!

  • zxcvb

    From what I’ve seen, MJ lets Cho and Clifford make all the decisions now. So the fault is on them. Charlotte is in for a rude awakening when Lin leaves and all they have is the same streetballer who’s never taken them anywhere.

  • zxcvb

    I honestly don’t think so anymore. If anyone there thinks Lin should be starting, it’s probably MJ.

    He’s seen Kemba stink it up year after year, and then Lin brought him to his feet shouting with joy by FINALLY beating Lebron. Not to mention MJ loves making tons of $$$ and Lin’s China trip surely made an impression.

    Unfortunately, after MJ made bad moves in his first few years as owner, Clifford has said that MJ gives him and Cho complete autonomy now. Stephen Silas had to lobby Cliff to look at Lin in the offseason.

  • Joe what do you know

    I’m…. Sorry for your loss….lol

  • JJ Hui

    Yeah, why defend and do the dirty work to make someone else look good?
    It kills motivation and made players mad!
    Cliff is not that smart!

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think that matters. Kemba doesn’t sell (m)any shoes and Lin is a waaay bigger fish.

    Even marginalized, he’s still a top endorsement earner. Outside of the superstars like Lebron, KD, Curry, Lin makes as much as anyone in endorsements and could make more if he sold out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Walker can’t win a game against Cavaliers.
    The only way that Hornets can win is to make Walker a sitter.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PFV’s comment; I like it.

  • kauaiblue

    Kw going to being the value down… no one even knows kw signed with jordan so who cares? Jordan shoes sell themselves… dont need kw…

  • sport

    What window? They never even opened the window! From day one they just focused on starting Batum at SG even though he’s SF and is a horrible ball handler. They never even tried to start Lin for a long period of time with both Batuma and Walker; only when one of them is injured.

  • sport

    That’s where you’re wrong! Their decisions are exactly why Kemba’s being featured! Kemba is MJ’s chosen golden boy and why he gets to do whatever he wants! Both Cho and Cliff are yes man only.

  • sport

    No this game was not lost on D but lost on offense when only 1 guy does all of the shooting and never passes to his open teammate unless it’s a bail out shot.

  • love his hesitation dribbles. and 2:24, good footwork to shield the ball from the hedge

  • Acbc

    Exactly. MJ opened a pop up store in Toronto during the weekend of the allstar game. People lined up for almost 2 days for a chance to pick up some limited edition Jordan shoes. It was crazy cold and yet they stood around the block for a chance to buy out the store. KW doesn’t exist on the consumer consciousness. In fact, it may even bring down the value of his name brand by having a no name athlete be enforced by MJ.

  • Acbc

    Wooden is my favorite bball coach of all time.

  • james brown

    well its not for you but to those who always say lets wait till enough sample size game is there to say Cliff’s reneged on some of his promises to JLIN on their oral agreement. i got your point but i was hoping response from THEM.

    MDA is a quick learner and can spot a pure gold, unlike other coaches who has an EGO as big as the earth!

  • Acbc

    As if he doesn’t get dumped on enough already, lol

  • james brown

    well hornets CAN TRY, but JLIn is not that DUMB to stay for that kind of bargain again and such treatment , i believe!

  • james brown

    less prone for ball to be stolen.

  • james brown

    after JLIN tried to impose, Cliff immediately inserted KW?

  • KL

    I am a little worried that Lin will settle and stay in Charlotte next year. I should give him the benefit of the doubt. But as far as rehabiliting his reputation, this has been a fairly good move by Lin. We just have to trust God for the next phase.

  • Dorothy

    Well…
    “Jordan Clarkson says he’s the most underrated player in the NBA”
    http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/2/23/11102674/la-lakers-jordan-clarkson-underrated-players-tribune

  • Dorothy

    No, he will not if he has any other descend offers.
    When asked whether he is happy, he repeated saying he is happier. What does that mean? To me, it means he is not happy, but comparing Lakers and Rockets days, he is happier at Hornets. Lin is still searching for his home at NBA for sure.

  • yellowshadow

    whats with all these young lakers eggheads and their pride? simply a decent player playing on a bad team ie. okafor on 76ers…

  • yellowshadow

    i hope he gets the sixth man of the year award and ship himself out to 76ers with his eternal basketball mate MDA

  • yellowshadow

    that match with jlin as the main facilitator will be the last time charlotte beats lebron’s cavaliers….

  • KL

    I think he is a real candidate for that award. Honestly, I think Lin will do well anywhere as long as he gets to be the primary playmaker. He can excel in almost any system.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s an insightful interview with Sean Marks, new GM of the Nets.

    He talks about his plans for the Nets and about his development as a member of the Spurs’ front-office, working with Gregg Popovich and R.C.Buford.

    Wojnarowski’s relaxed and informed manner as an interviewer really marks him as an insider …

    See : http://art19.com/shows/vertical/episodes/26c7007d-7336-4db4-94a0-ce10714a0978/embed?theme=light-orange

  • this is the #1 priority for JLin to rest his ankle.
    His drives and defense were less effective after he reinjured it
    But we know he’s very stubborn so we’re better off hoping & praying for a miracle healing instead

    @linspiredinca
    @JLin7 vs @cavs! Rest your ankle for next game!

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/702687650566647810

  • JT

    i just don’t understand how lin had better stats next to the ball hog Harden than next to Kemba Kemba must be a cancer.

  • Maknusia

    TP a wise man indeed…a champion!

  • heart

    Exactly! When KW didn’t get his scores in the first quarter, I gave warning to watch out KW’s shooting is coming. And like clock work, KW went on ball hogging mode and focused on his own scoring. While doing that, he’s oblivious that he was actually helping the opponents by cooling down his teammates and got them out of rhythm. OTH, in the last game, Lin tried to get everyone involved first while scoring only when needed in the flow of the game. Thus, down the stretch, everyone was keyed in and involved in pulling out the win.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin’s 30% pg next to Harden and 100% when Harden rests.

    Lin 0% pg next KW but when KW rests lin 30% next to Batum, Lamb….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This guy is so ungrateful to la, they inflated him in the expense of j lin and now he thought he’s a real deal?

  • David Kim

    Nets and joe Johnson talking buy out now.
    I think nets is in right direction .

  • Lefon Jang

    I don’t think Tony Parker was ever used as a SG or a corner man!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Serve the Hornets right.
    Now the team is at the verge of falling out of contention for a playoff spot.
    Losing one more game, the Pistons is going to replace the Hornets is the playoff race.
    In this game, the minutes of Lee and Lin are reversed. Lin played 25 and Lee played 30 minutes. Also Steve Clifford constantly switching players to find the right combination of players and he failed badly. Lin did not rebound the ball as well. Lee did collect 5 rebounds. The role of Lin seemed to change in defense.
    In this game, the worst +/- starter is Courtney Lee -21 and the worst +/- bench player is big Al and -24. Lin got to play with both in the game.

  • Acbc

    Why would you doubt the intelligence of a Harvard grad and the smartest player in the NBA. I have no doubt that Lin will sign with any team that has MDA as coach next season.

  • Briiick

    That was for Lin’s 1st season in Rox. In the 2nd season, McHale won’t let Lin handle the ball even in the 2nd unit, unless he was desperate to stop a losing streak.

  • heart

    Agree. Parker was not demoted to the bench for no reason nor used for decoy and defense only. He didn’t have to constantly switching back and forth, not knowing what his role and minutes will be. His starter status was always assured. There’s a comfort in knowing that. And he was playing w/ talented players front and back court, w/ no-ego, humble bigs in Duncan and Robinson. Having said that, I do like Parker, but his situation was and is far better than Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Is this his first or second season with the Hornets?

  • Whitman Lam

    There is almost ZERO defense when Al Jefferson and Frank Kaminsky are your big man anchors. Despite being terrible on offense, I miss Spencer Hawes.

  • Rick Johnson

    I remember some Lin as SG next to Beverley, Brooks and Toney Douglas games.

  • Rick Johnson

    If they had hired Marks earlier he might have traded Johnson by the trade deadline and got something for him.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    82 games in season, we look at total average.

  • adele

    Kembas helper

  • adele

    Sad. Really hope Lin will exercise his player option next season and sign elsewhere. Clifford and Kemba is not the right coach and team mate. Hornets is not a match team for him also.

  • adele

    But fans will just talk and the decisions are with Clifford

  • adele

    Lol😳

  • adele

    Yes right Clifford!😡

  • Rick Johnson

    Then Lin wouldn’t be PG of 100% when Harden rests.

  • adele

    I hate this Hornets team even though I have a jersey but it was a gift. So can’t complain. I won’t buy a Hornets jersey.

  • LAJane

    Yup. And that behind-the-back against a pressuring defender at 2:49 was almost too fast to see. So effective and so pretty! My mantra: love this guy!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The Houston system was actually better for Lin than the curent system…When Hrden was taken a rest, he got more involved to do PnR and they ran a lot.

    Here in Charlotte, Lin plays a lot off the ball, even when Kemba is resting( which is very little) Batum tend to get more touches.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin looked fine to me…Players twist their ankles all the time and keep playing…Lin can not take a week off every time he tweaks his ankle a bit…He’s a man that plays in the NBA….By now, most players are probably playing through nagging issues..most players aren’t 100% healthy.

  • Joe what do you know

    LMAO!! Kobe virus is spreading amongst Lakers….

  • Joe what do you know

    Probably the wrong word to use here…. Benefit of doubt sounds like something you give when JUDGING a person. I don’t think we need to judge Lin on his career choices. As fans, we either go along with the ride or get off the bus when it’s our stop.

  • Joe what do you know

    I wonder when are we likely to hear any rumours regarding any season awards. Really want to see Lin at least being talked about as 6MOTY candidate…

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • adele

    You’re right. That’s why it’s painful to watch these Hornets games with Kemba Iso ball and stat padding.

  • Linzen

    Excellent! With Lopez, Young, Bogdanovic and Ellington, NY is ready for the Return of the King, I mean Linsanity!

  • GameWatcher

    The pitfall of paying max to a non max player.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Suspected Harden had something to do with it when McHales wife tweeted “the Kardashian curse is real”

  • CJSHYY

    Only Harden can make Morey & Alex did that …. smh! Hope Harden & Morey stay together forever.

  • Linzen

    What the…?!!! If you are underrated, what should we call Jeremy Lin???!!!
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/702995515659698182

  • Linzen

    This is why our boy SHOULD NEVER go back to Rockets.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    JohnWall more like overrated lol 😉

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In season 1 Lin was the starter in all 82 games. He was the PG when Harden sits. He was not a closer in small number of games.

  • I think the Rockets just sealed their fate to not win rings in the next 7-8 years by catering to Harden.
    Which FAs would want to come to the Rockets knowing that they can get easily traded if Harden doesn’t like them?

    The Rockets will be at their best if Harden is happy. They just have to find a way to please him without allowing him to cause destruction around him.
    Again, easier said than done.

  • Dorothy

    Everyone says they are underrated in interview, except Lin lol

  • grover chang

    I don’t get it. Why does Harden have so much influence. I have never heard someone outside of Houston say they love watching Harden play. My point has always been he is boring to watch. Zzzzzzz

  • grover chang

    Lin ain’t underrated. He is discriminated.

  • LAJane

    So much for Morey being the boss of anything…he’s not the GM, Harden is. More like he’s Harden’s valet.

    Also think this author isn’t a great thinker: a star player is valuable and should be protected like any valuable asset, but since when has the highest salary been the proof of talent or even value. There are a zillion examples not just in basketball but everywhere in life of people who have been promoted and paid way above their level of competence. If they think Harden can competently fill every shoe – player, coach, GM, owner – then go ahead and walk that plank. The fall is already getting interesting.

  • grover chang

    A common post during Lin rocket days was McHale playing checkers and Lin was playing chess.

  • grover chang

    Some said McHale was playing tic TAC toe.

  • blubell
  • jolno

    This is why Lin will continue to be yelled at by Clifford while Kemba will continue to hog the ball to his heart’s fullest content. Clifford does not want to get fired like McHale so he must turn a blind eye to everything Kemba does on the court. Job security >>>>>>>>>>> Everything else. Well, once Lin’s gone we will see how long Clifford can survive the constant losing with Kemba-iso ball. McHale sure didn’t last long once his team started losing and its “superstar” blamed everyone else except himself.

  • LinJa

    Batum terrible clutch stats followed by Kemba.
    https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive/status/703006475006951426?s=17

  • John Focker

    I don’t know about that, Kemba’s clutch shot stat might be 7.8%!

  • Joe what do you know

    Jeremy Lin? Who is Jeremy Lin??

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin has been bailing out the Hornets even games he’s not playing well. Lin is Mr. 4th Q.

  • Rick Johnson

    Even with his shooting slump Lin is still clutch:

    https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive/status/703007289041666048

  • LinJa

    Lin has the winning record lol

  • Linzen

    sadly, they’ll still offer him a max contract.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow, with W-L record Lin was the only one on top 8 except newly Lee.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I just miss JLin Q & A in his Facebook:-(

  • leeda harun

    oh dear, I hope other Lin fans can update the q & a

  • leeda harun

    Well if you are greedy than everything is never enough.

  • leeda harun

    Ooh…. Jeremy lin is an everyday basketball player living his dream. 🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    Spencer Hawes 100% he da man!

  • leeda harun

    The funny thing is with this stats still the organization is blind. Politics and favoritism is more important than winning.

  • Michael

    For Lin is clutch time for some it’s crutch..

  • Michael

    Channelling his inner Harden.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just finished reading myself:-) Won’t have time to copy and paste.

  • Yascar

    He answered a lot. I can’t compile it yet but will try and cut and paste a few here. Stay tuned. 😀

  • Michael

    In the end Kemba wins, not the game…not the game I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game, but we’re talking about ______.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Any question about his ankle?

  • Yascar

    Not that I saw on first pass. Let me have a look again.

  • Yascar

    Screen shot of JLin FB Q&A. I’m scrolling from the top so this is the end of the Q&A.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks.

  • Yascar

    2nd pic – about 3 or 4 more to go.

  • Yascar

    3rd pic

  • Yascar

    4th pic

  • Yascar

    Just checking… are you guys seeing the pics clearly? Sorry I haven’t got time to cut and paste the actual text.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    by your phone? you ‘re good.

  • leeda harun

    thank you so much.

  • Yascar

    Ok thanks, several more to go. Nothing about the ankle though. If only I’d gone on FB 20 mins earlier I would have asked. Oh well.

  • Yascar

    5th pic

  • CJSHYY

    So happy to see the report about Harden came out … Finally more people to know how bad he’s now. LOL!

  • Yascar

    6th pic

  • heart

    @Yascar Thank you Yascar for posting Lin’s Q&A. Very nice of you!

  • John Focker

    Stupid Hornets should look at Joe Johnson and Goran Dragic before committing to Batum max.

    Max has become a lazy excuse for incompetent GMs to not have to build a team with sophisticated effort. Instead of starting from getting a competitive coaching staff to carefully assembling a team of players with good chemistry, they just sign a semi-decent player and statpad his way to stardom, and then pat themselves on the back.

    The Spurs way may take a few years, but once the infrastructure is well laid, it will stay up for at least 15 to 20 years. In other words, the league has become shortsighted. The IRONY of it all is, teams who think they’re taking the shortcut are actually taking the longer route. Case in point, Knicks and Sixers.

  • Yascar

    You’re welcome. More to come actually. He answered more than I initally thought.

  • heart

    Thanks again. Good to know. Looking forward to them. Hopefully we can know more about what’s he going through.

  • Yascar

    7th pic

  • Yascar

    He answered many fun questions rather that basketball ones. I really wish I’d caught on he was having it, I’d literally just logged off a PM with my friend when he started.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thank you.

  • leeda harun

    I think he is tired of the bb questions.

  • Yascar

    8th pic

  • Yascar

    Probably, seems to be in a good mood though. His sense of humor is in fine form.

  • heart

    Thanks again. Lin is such a down to earth person and honest. I hope his ankle is fine today.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you had a vote for Linfans of the week I would voted for Yascar today. lol Thanks for his awesome works.

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha…true

  • leeda harun

    I agree. 🙂

  • Yascar

    Haha thanks. Let me finish the job then. Some 5 or 6 more. 😀 It’s my pleasure.

  • BobbyH

    Smart players will pass to Howard so he can get traded and out of that s*t hole.

  • Yascar

    So do I. There’s a video of Hornets practice today which I saw earlier. He seems to be running and cutting ok so hopefully he’s fine.

  • sport

    Please, Mchale allowed Harden to do everything he wanted to and even marginalize Lin to keep his job just like Cliff. Harden is an ungrateful diva who got his him fired afterwards. If Cliff thinks tailoring to Kemba will allow him to keep his job he’s in for a surprise; only championships and great playoff runs keep coaches safe. But worst than McHale, Cliff won’t even make it to playoffs.

  • sport

    Those who love Harden are Morey supporters or racist.

  • Yascar

    Lol just figured out how to post multiple pics. This should have the last 9.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks Yascar…u r the best!

  • Yascar

    Last three. Hope this isn’t a repost. My favorite question is what he would like to be remembered for. 😀

  • LinMad

    some of the fans are blind too cause they still want Batum at max

  • Joe what do you know

    We can ignore Lee’s W-L record cos those got nothing to do with Hornets since he’s just traded. In other word, Lin is the most clutch player for Hornets as stats shows. (We can also ignore Spencer cos he’s just Spencer…)

  • Yascar

    @takemeback2reaganyears he was asked about his ankle two times but he’d already logged off by then so he didn’t answer. It was about the 3rd or 4th question after he logged off.

  • Uh-Oh

    Yep…gotta agree with bamboo chopstick. Glad you pick this one! Medal is long lasting but bamboo is much better in picking up food..and authentic!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please let me know when you are coming over to Australia and which city…. I will probably try my best to meet you in person, JLin:-)

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, if you don’t win, you get fired. Doesn’t matter how the star wants to be treated, you have to make sure the team wins with the star. MJ tried to keep the start close, and Steph stepped up to back him through the turmoil. In the end, it looks like Steph stepped up 100 miles overnight, but the coaching has to be a part of it.

  • heart

    My top 3 answers from Lin in quotations:
    1) “I want to be a man after God’s heart.”–Q. How he wants to be remembered;
    2) “Believing is the first step!”–Q. About making playoffs;
    3) “My goal is to enjoy this season more than any other season…which is more dependent on my mental approach and my relationship w/ God.”–Q. Goal to accomplish by end of season.

  • yellowshadow

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/dolan-angry-carmelo-anthony-knicks-loss-source-article-1.2541881
    “No one is feeling the hurt more than Anthony, who is on the verge of missing the playoffs for a third straight season. Following Monday’s loss, he appeared as down as he’s been in more than two years when he addressed reporters, saying, “My mood? Yeah I need to go home and just relax. Decompress a little bit.”

    how odd it is that lin went by 3 superstars mistreatment in carmelo, harden, and kobe and all three of them are on the verge of missing the playoffs?

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe is not on the verge, he’s been out for a long time.

  • leeda harun

    Rocket won over blazers. So still early to say that team going to miss playoff

  • DX

    Thunder lost to Pelican tonight. Start SG Andre Roberson has 7 0s (0 points, 0 rebound, 0 assit, 0 steal, 0 block, 0 foul, 0 TO) in 21 minutes. WOW

  • Whitman Lam

    They actually have a lychee flavor Ice cream called “Linsanity”. It was made by Ben and Jerry’s. It was supposed to have crumpled fortune cookie pieces too, but people complained that was racist.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    One of my favorites of JLin’s Q&A is:
    Stephanie Germer: Where is one place you want to travel to someday and why? smile emoticon
    Jeremy Lin: Australia … I love animals and the ocean.

    My comment to JLin: I live in Australia and have lived in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Perth. Have visited most Australia cities and attractions. My suggestion for you places to visit that will satisfy your “love” is southeast Queensland (Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast plus islands like North Stradbroke, Fraser….), Sydney and surrounding areas, Perth and surrounding areas. All these places provide beautiful beaches and various Australia icon animals like Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies….. smile emoticon

  • John Focker

    That’s GOTTA be a record!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thank you.

  • DX

    Yes, last time happened on 32 years ago.

  • John Focker

    Starting SG or player on ANY position?

  • sport

    Hurt?! If he cared about winning Championship he would’ve teamed up with his buddy Lebron and play as no.2 option. Instead he went for the money.

  • blubell
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  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The record should be he was still allowed to play 21 minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Hornets is at the verge of being eliminated in the playoff race by Pistons or Wizards. This is the ideal situation for Lin. There is no room for coach Clifford to maneuver the lineup without using his best players to win. There is no margin for any error.
    So it’s either Linsanity or loss.
    Courtney Lee just can’t replace Jeremy in the game. He merely eats up Lamb’s minutes. Plus there is no chemistry between Lee and Lin at all. Lin and Lamb, the Jeremies, seem to work fine. Lee of course adds to the depth of the team but starting him obviously didn’t help the team win at all.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Phillycheese

    For beach and animals – go to Melbourne, and hang out at St Kilda’s then head down to Phillip Island for the cute little fairy penguins.

  • Michael

    Hooseir…daddy

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    hehehehe Not really impressed about those. I’d prefer Tasmania for those items. It offers more in Tasmania than Melbourne:-)

  • BobbyH

    Sounds like a role player of Rox. Why bother if the ball-hogger does all the show.

  • David Kim

    I want to go in with an open mind,” Marks said. “I obviously have a short list already, and there’s going to be some attributes that I’m looking for, obviously coming from and having the opportunity to sit with Pop on the bench for a year, communicating is a huge, huge part of this for me, and looking at somebody who can communicate on many different levels, who can be relevant with his players, with his staff, with the media, you name it. And I don’t know if there’s anybody else better than Pop. It’s my job to try and find some who can try and do that.”

    Nets new GM trying to hire a coach like Pop.
    Marks !! If you are looking a starting PG like Parker, It’s “Jeremy Lin”.

  • cdblue10

    Today is a must win situation,is he going to be marginalized or used properly to win today?

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I think he going to hire one of the Spurs coaching staff.

  • yellowshadow

    becky hammon? we can only hope.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I think she need more time with the Spurs but it can happen. We’ll see

  • yellowshadow

    pacers dont match up well against us so i think we will be ok.

    lin freezes monta ellis and george hill so as long as paul george doesnt go ham its a wrap.

    jordan hill also cant guard the paint as we’ve seen in lin’s lakers days so lin can penetrate all day lol

    probably the only road win we can have in this stretch.

  • DX

    Any start position and over 16 minutes.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a note about the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse where the Hornets practiced …

    It’s located on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis. When it was built in 1928, it was the largest basketball arena in the United States, and it retained that distinction until 1950. It is the sixth-oldest college basketball arena still in use, and it is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

    Here are a couple of photos. The earlier one is from 1947. Click to enlarge the photos.
    __________

  • Whitman Lam

    Even PJ Hairston had better chemistry with Lin than Lee.

  • adele

    Marginalized.

  • new Pacers game thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g57-cha-ind-game-thread/

    It’s too bad that Jeremy Lin’s ankle was injured again in the 1st quarter in the Cavs game since it would have affect to his drives and defense for a while.

    1. Would Big Al continue to be a weakness in defending the paint for the 2nd unit? On offense, it doesn’t seem like there was much PnR rather than dumping the ball to Al inside to use his post-moves.

    2. Will JLin have to rely on his drive and 1-1 moves to score since the ball seemed to not move around as much and he didn’t have enough touches as a PG? The Hornets need to be consistent in facilitating ball movement and trust JLin to orchestrate the offense when he’s on the floor. Otherwise, this team might barely make the playoff with inefficient offense and will be one-and-done.

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he continues to play well with his defense, drives and shooting to help the Hornets to win

  • grover chang

    LOL. The last few days your posts have been cynical. The hornets really beat you down. You are not alone by the way. I have little hope Lin will ever be treated as he deserves.

  • LAJane

    Cool old photo. Not that I’m crazy about the Bobcat/Hornets any more 🙂 but I always find history fascinating. Unexpected that Charlotte has such historic bball roots. ….and that game was packed to the rafters!

  • kauaiblue

    Doesnt matter what he does, he is marginialized.

  • Dorothy

    Marginalized. McHale at least knows Lin could win games for him when McHale was desperate. I don’t think Clifford even knows that. He does not trust Lin in offense, his love for Kemba is too big for him to see the truth.

  • Steppen03

    After much thoughts, I think you’re wrong about McHale regarding Lin’s role. To McHale, these are true: #1) Lin > PBev in offense & pg duties. #2) PBev > Lin in defense and 3-pt shooting. We have forgotten that there’s No one else besides Lin on Rox and he was the highest paid pg. If there’s a Kemba on the Rox – Lin would have been 3rd string pg behind PBev, around 10-12 mpg. Forget about the 1st year – Lin Have the start because of Les and contract. Besides MDA – CCliff is the fairest to Lin.

  • adele

    I’m sorry. It’s tough to watch him being treated this way.

  • grover chang

    Agreed. He deserves better. I believe God will take care of him.

  • adele

    I know. I just wish Lin will rest his ankle and avoid further injury to be strong next season so that I can enjoy watching the Hornets imploding.