G58 CHA @ATL Game Thread

As the Hornets have notched 4 out of 5 impressive road wins, they will face the 6th straight road home against Atlanta Hawks.

  • Courtney Lee experiment: Unfortunately, Jeremy Lin’s role in the Hornets has become a role player with reduced minutes as the Hornets experimented by giving Courtney Lee more minutes to see what he can do with more minutes. Lee didn’t exactly impress with 7pts/2asts/3rebs/3stls in 39 min with 3-10 shooting and 1-5 3FGM but we should expect the Hornets to give him more minutes in the next few games to see what Lee can give with more PT.
  • Current JLin’s role: There has been fewer minutes & decreasing PnR plays called for JLin even in the Bench Force 1. Oddly, Kemba played more minutes with BF1 for the whole 1st quarter negating the need for JLin’s playmaking. But JLin had few chances to playmake in the 6-7 min in the 2nd quarter combined with fewer min in the 2nd half.
  • What it may mean: The Hornets may assign the ‘versatile’ player role in JLin who can back up in PG/SG/SF, provide team defense and occasional finishing when others are not hot. It’s a sign that the Hornets understand JLin may have other appealing offers in the off-season that he may decline his 2nd year player option. There is no long-term plan with keep JLin as a backup PG unless he agrees to play with similar cheap salary & fewer minutes in a system lacking reliable PnR big men not suitable for his strength.

With 25 games left, JLin and the Hornets may make the most of the remaining time by pursuing playoff experience and occasional chance to contribute in Hornets big wins. It’s a win-win short-term scenario but the reduced minutes and role point to a smaller chance of JLin resigning as a backup PG in the 2nd year player option. Here’s hoping that JLin would get more chances to contribute in big wins to help his Free Agency in the summer as he tries to help the Hornets to reach the playoff. Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he may seize his chance in limited minutes to contribute with his shooting to help the Hornets to win


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  • DX

    1st, can’t believe it.

  • cshot

    2nd!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    first to post in new thread.

  • Meanwhile the marketing role for JLin still goes very strong.
    Hope it translates to a few more big games for JLin in the last 25 games of the regular season
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/703421692249395200

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good that this game is playing very early in my morning. It means I don’t have to watch the game but learn the result when I wake up:-)

  • Bulldog

    From the previous three games, the come back of Al and the join of Courtney Lee obviouly have destroyed the chemistry of the Hornets. On both ends of the court, players seem confused. Al dosen’t leave the low post position during the offense, resulting in crowded lane and no ball move. Marvin William may benefit from it even though he is not a reliable spot shooter. KW and Lin lose the option to cut in besides jump shot.
    Lee is an okay defender, but not a good spot shooter either. His skill set is overlap with J Lamb’s, only better defense.
    Hornets’ FO and Cliff made the wrong decisions, like they have all season. The problem of the Hornets’ back court is that their best playmaker are sitting on the bench or playing without the ball in his hand.
    I don’t understand what’s in Cho’s mind. Are they in the rebuilding phase or trying to be a contender? Or creating false stars unable to bring in wins but able to help them sell the tickets? Lin shall opt out this summer and find a team with right culture. No young talent should waste time in this kind of teams if having choise.

  • Brent Yen

    Missed by 2…..lol

  • David Kim

    One source said that when the 76-year-old Colangelo, who is an old-school basketball guy, first walked through the Sixers’ executive offices, he asked, “Where are all the basketball people?” in reference to all of the analytics folks.

    If Colangelo opts for a general manager, who would he consider?

    One possibility could be his son, Bryan Colangelo. The younger Colangelo, who was general manager of the Raptors and also GM for 11 years with the Suns and his dad, was a finalist for the Nets’ GM job that went to Sean Marks on Feb. 18. Bryan earned two NBA Executive of the Year awards (one with Phoenix and one in Toronto).

    “I know he’d like to do it on his own, (but) he’s been out of the league three years,” the first source said. “While Bryan does have his detractors, you’re talking about blood here.”

    There have also been rumblings about former Hawks GM Danny Ferry, who reached a buyout with Atlanta in June after repeating and discussing a racially insensitive remark about the Heat’s Luol Deng on a recorded conference call. Ferry helped the Hawks win 60 games last season and also had a hand in the successes of the Cavaliers and Spurs over the past decade.

  • freemind

    Lin elevated the status of the team. More awareness of the team here and globally. People pay top money for marketing yet hornet got a top player plus all the intangibles for a low ball bargain.

  • NONONO

    For what reasons Clifford add Kemba to play PG with BF1? It does not help Hornets or Kemba. It only makes Lin less effective and make the games so bored to watch.

  • JoeTeam

    probably filling seats is a factor … if arena seats are empty, count on that as a driving force above playoffs. But also, playoffs bring millions, so somebody out there has a break-even set of numbers.

  • Ttt

    BF1 was out performing the starter in the beginning of the season. They now have Kemba or Batum in with BF1, so they can say it was KW or NB that did well!

  • DaBoss

    Because Kemba is AFRAID … very afraid!

  • cdblue10

    It’s a quiet Sunday

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin!!! Spank the Atlanta pigeons !!

  • Acbc

    Someone in the previous blog said that the Linsanity movie was the worst thing for Lin. I don’t agree. He said that it was like committing career suicide. IMO, it was the 60 minutes I nterview broadcast on national TV, on prime time, that may have caused a backlash. Linsanity the movie wasn’t viewed by any ordinary fans. It’s only the Lin fans that would spend the time to watch his story. The Charlie Rose interview was on a respected news show that exposes hidden stories. Lin’s journey to stardom was of interest then because no one knew how someone can become a instant star like that with a skill set that was so obviously overlooked.

    It’s this interview that made Mchale and Morey so set on destroying Lin. Lin said that he was passed over because of race, ignorance, bias and prejudice. I’m sure those 2 stooges understood that Lin made them look like idiots on national TV. The indictment of the whole system of recruitment, drafting, scouting was under suspicion as well. All the coaches and GMs that passed over Lin became accessory to the crime. Everyone in prime time national TV saw that interview. It made Lin a target.

    IMO, Lin knew what he was doing would come back to bite him. He knew that he was opening a big bad can of worms. Lin dared to pull off that veneer that hid the ugly underbelly of the NBA. It’s a game of insiders, of fake stars and protected assets. It’s pro wrestling pretending to be a sport and GMs, coaches, scouts, refs and everyone involved all protect their own rear end by playing along. Kemba is afraid because he knows Lin is better than him. Clifford and Cho is afraid because he knows his career is on the line if Lin explodes on the next team. MJ is afraid because he’s going to look like a fool for keeping Kemba and not Lin.

  • gum

    I know Lin appeared on 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose but did not know that there was 20/20 also. I enjoy reading your post very much.

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee ‎@penny10654
    thechungfactor(IG) Linsanity! @JLin7

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/704035142428307456

  • Rick Johnson

    Before Kemba would sit first part of 2nd quarter and Lin would be PG. Now Kemba staying on floor longer into 2nd. Cliff going to “ride him like Secretariat”

  • Acbc

    I stand corrected, it was Charlie Rose. Thanks.

  • Rick Johnson

    Starters get in a hole the first quarter, typical.

  • rookie75094

    Lol…ymca bb on a Sunday afternoon

  • 1-10 shooting trailing 4-10 with 6 min left in Q1

    It will be a tough game

  • rookie75094

    It’s a brickfest

  • sws94

    Hornets look pathetic thus far.

  • Rick Johnson

    More Kemba one and out.

  • David Ly

    How are you guys watching? It’s blacked out on NBA League Pass.

  • Alain Gervais

    16-4

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Jlin getting ready to come in

  • The Hornets wish they run PnR to get some easy shots but of course they don’t need it
    4-14 now

  • Lefon Jang

    if it’s blacked out that means it’s on TV. Check your TV

  • Alain Gervais

    he already is in. maybe my feed is faster

  • Rick Johnson

    Watching League Pass via Time Warner Cable.

  • rookie75094

    On my lp on vz fios

  • Win

    So glad to see Lee struggle on D

  • heart

    Note: KW is still at point in w/ 2nd unit and still playing probably for entire 1st qtr.

  • Rick Johnson

    Where are you? I can get it in LP on my phone

  • rookie75094

    Baz more step out of bound on that slam

  • Win

    4 pts. lmfao

  • rookie75094

    Is that a record?

  • heart

    Did Lin just got a bailout shot? I didn’t see; was typing.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin had all ball but foul lol

  • Alain Gervais

    no.

  • Win

    BS foul call on Lin. It should be a jump ball

  • Alain Gervais

    20-4

  • Alain Gervais

    ft

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice drive

  • LinMad

    wth lol just tuned in. starters screwed up?

  • JLin made the smart play to drive & get 2 FTs!

  • Lefon Jang

    Yes!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    3333333!!

  • blubell
  • Win

    Lin!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    3333333

  • LinMad

    333333333333

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin with 5 of Hornets 9 points

  • Alain Gervais

    lol again haif court shot

  • JLin broke the long drought with 5 straight points!!! 9-22

  • blubell
  • 808JL7

    JLin 3333 ties franchise record!!!

  • LinMad

    al missed his favorite spot, hawks cant miss lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Should’ve floated it up instead of giving it to Al

  • blubell
  • Win

    As long as Lin is filling up his stats, I couldn’t care less if Hornets win or lose the game. I actually hope Hornets lose so they they can be out of the playoff picture. That what they should get for jerking Lin.

  • LinMad

    garbage time?

  • sws94

    Lin’s looking good. Al blew a bunny there. He rushed the shot.

  • Look who’s bailing out the Hornets when things don’t work.

    JLin is the Fixer!

  • 808JL7

    Does that mean KW will be chucking 3s to break record in 2nd qtr?

  • LinMad

    i think cliff needs to empower Lin this game as main PG

  • Rick Johnson

    Lamb. 33333!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin being aggressive

  • Lin didn’t get the foul calls

  • Rick Johnson

    BS reach foul on Kaminsky. Hawks already lost control of ball.

  • travis

    al jefferson kills the team

  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    Yup the infamous alfense

  • LinMad

    give lin a big who can pnr

  • travis

    it should be used as a bail out not a go to

  • Win

    Al has been killing the 2nd unit on both ends. He can’t score, cant hit FT and can’t defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin sits

  • aras

    **** these refs

  • rookie75094

    Lol like kw gonna help being back in…smh

  • LinMad

    cliff takes out the only bright spot

  • travis

    wow cliffords awful

  • Win

    I think it is because Lin has 2 foul.

  • LinMad

    how in the world can Cliff even blame Lin when he was the only one scoring buckets and being aggressive? Lin made good passes too but players aren’t making them.

  • ok, Lin scored 5 out of Hornets 12 points

    Then he got benched? What kind of logic is this?

  • rookie75094

    Doesn’t matter…Jlin don’t get that many minutes anyway

  • Win

    Lin has 2 foul, that why he got sub.

  • LinMad

    6 actually, i guess Cliff wants to rest Lin cause this game is over lol

  • I guess his 5 quick points made the rest of the team look bad

  • 808JL7

    Of course take out JLin and bring in KW early. Cliff making sure KW will break 3’s record.

  • aras

    2 fouls

  • LinMad

    when we’re down by this much, it shouldn’t even matter. Keep your best players on the floor.

  • Briiick

    Sitting in front of a TV or PC for too long isn’t healthy. Cliff knows when to give fans a break.

  • Win

    Let Lee, KW and Batum carry Hornets to NBA Final Cliff! They can do it I am sure. LMFAO

  • aras

    Cliff subbed Lin when he got 2 fouls. not the first time. not only on Lin either

  • LinMad

    Hawks doing everything Lin wish he could do with Hornets team. If only Hornets FO/coach knew what type of PG Lin is. That PNR action by Hawks looks like stuff Lin has done on previous teams.

  • Alain Gervais

    kamensky has 2 fouls btw and is still playing

  • sws94

    OK, that’s why he’s out. Thankfully, Lamb is playing well so far.

  • LinMad

    exactly, i dont buy sitting ur best player cause they have 2 fouls when we’re down by so much.

  • noob

    Just tuned into the game. How’d Lin do so far?? So Lin sitting due to foul trouble?

  • LinMad

    due to politics

  • sws94

    Good, has a 3 and is getting to the line.

  • Win

    Cliff have no choice, because Al was so bad at both ends of the floor. Beside Hornets have plenty of Bigs so no biggie on foul trouble on the bigs.

  • Win

    But Cliff is still bias over Lin no matter what the did. It show when he always has Robert handle the PG in the 2nd unit.

  • noob

    Seriously? But he has 2 fouls right? If so that’s why he’s sitting. Too much game left to be risking foul #3

  • rookie75094

    The tank is not as important as Jlin…lol

  • Lin will only play 25 min anyway.
    When he provided sparks, Clifford should ride the hot hands

    But Clifford is Clifford regarding his sub pattern

  • LinMad

    politics, look we are getting blown out and any smart coach wouldn’t care about 2 fouls. There were numerous times KW played with 3 fouls in the first half.

  • LinMad

    the ship is sinking

  • Win

    There is no way Lin should stay in Hornets. Understand Lin’s game? Lmfao!

  • aras

    it all depends on who is hot imo. If lin is hot one game he’ll play. Courtney lee sucks anyway. I can see Lin getting his minutes at the closing lineup.

  • grover chang

    Playoff race too tight to mess around like this. Lin, Tyler, Williams, Daniels, kaminksy would be my five.

  • LinMad

    Lin will get like 14 minutes this game?

  • Win

    If so, I would like to see Hornets get blow out by 20+ points

  • rookie75094

    The hawks sideline reporter has fangs on the lower jaw. ..weird

  • Jim

    foul trouble

  • let’s hope so.
    I looked at this hit-and-miss style of play that Hornets are playing; the ceiling probably would be 1st round of playoff

  • LinMad

    i dont buy that bs

  • LinMad

    KW already has 22 minutes in the first half lol just imagine if Lin had those minutes.

  • Big Al -14 has been a problem defensively

    Too bad JLin gets stuck with him

  • Lefon Jang

    and 1/7 shooting

  • Jim

    picked up 2 fouls too early then Lamb got hot

  • Jim

    whats new

  • Lefon Jang

    actually it’s 1/8 my bad

  • sws94

    He’s not helping. He plays some in the first unit but way too much in the 2nd unit. Whatever the second unit is these days. I guess with Lin.

  • LinMad

    Cliff rather have 2 bad units than one very good one (Lin + BF1) and one decent one (KW+Batum+Al)

  • Win

    Ehhh, ehhhhh, you know, Clifford is nothing but a bald, overweight, dumb, NBA coachwannabe. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • sws94

    He should get a lot. He was playing well. We’ll see in the 2nd half what happens.

  • LinMad

    2 FOULS?! This is good time to put KW in and play him 22 minutes in the first half. – Cliff

  • Dorothy

    PSALM!!!!!!!! YOU MADE ME MISS HALF THE GAME!!!! EHHHR

  • Kemba 1-8 and Batum 0-3 produced 4pts in 21min

    JLin produced 6pts in 8min

  • LinMad

    Don’t you need 6 fouls to be ejected anyways? So why when you’re down so much would you even care about a player who has 2 fouls in the first half but 6 out of 14 pts that the team has made?

  • Jim

    lol and hornets reporters cant stop talking about how good hes been
    yep

  • swijaya

    I will actually play this line up now – Zeller for Kam

  • LinMad

    max contract for KW/Batum

  • heart

    Especially when Hawks key in on KW to trap him, and Cliff still stuck w/ KW as pg? Other NBA teams should take note how to stop KW and shut down Hornets.

  • cshot

    big al needs to go. tyler hansbo is sooooo much better. he’s the pnr big jeremy needs

  • LinMad

    yep, they all trapping KW. If anything, KW needs to be the one sitting or at least getting others involved. Probably even better if KW and Lin were on the same floor to keep the pressure off KW.

  • LinMad

    agreed

  • grover chang

    Liked kaminksy ability to shoot better. Tyler strong enough to handle anything near the rim

  • Jim

    kemba no defense no fouls no contribution

  • xeroid

    The problem with Hornets are when Kemba as PG, he doesn’t make the team better. He passed to peripheral for 3 points, when the balls didn’t drop Charlotte would be in trouble. When Kemba penetrates he doesn’t pass for dunks or look for open players, but go for the rim when opponents were ready for him. So when Kemba is off the team quickly fall double digit behind. Even when he’s on the team barely break even as most other players expect hero ball from Kemba.

  • I agree Clifford is a limited coach but let’s take the high road & avoid the personal attack (bald & overweight)

    The good thing is it increases Lin’s chance to not stay

  • sorry 🙁
    I changed it for the poll but was late to change the game time

  • Alain Gervais

    datum and kemba combine has 5 times more minutes then Lin but had less points then Lin combined

  • heart

    Yep. KW mostly passes when he’s trapped and from outside the arc. Very few times he penetrates in the paint to pass out. Lin does that more often.

  • DX

    Al can play 3rd C, which opposite the weak inside by using his low pose.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba will shoot 30 shots to get to 20 points. Got to keep the streak of 20 point per game alive

  • Win

    Got it. My bad as I am just so piss at Cliff.

  • LinMad

    ^truth, something is wrong here when players are getting 5 times more minutes than Lin but can’t provide more results than Lin.

  • DX

    And some Hornets fan will give Kemba the 1st hammer.

  • Dorothy

    Guys and Gals, I missed the game and just read the forum and realized the game already half way through. Can someone quickly tell me what happened? Same old story? How is our boy doing?

  • Win

    Yup. And Lin sign with another team for 2-3 years @ at least 7-9 mils per year.

  • DX

    Lucky for you!

  • aras

    psalm this team lives and dies by the three. i’d be surprised if they even make the playoffs.

  • TTNN

    wrong, Kemba don’t foul much, if he missed defensively, he will just let it go.

  • LinMad

    Lin scored 6 out of the team’s 14 pts. Gets punished for 2 fouls while KW and Batum get their minutes in and combined they have less points than Lin. KW has 3 times Lin’s minutes.

  • heart

    That’s KW and Hornets objective to get his stats in 20pts+ win or lose. They overlook how many attempts he takes just get those points, win or lose.

  • aras

    Lol my comment got detected as spam for telling the truth about kaminsky? he is not good im sorry.

  • Dorothy

    Thanks, I read that from the stats already. How is the chemistry? No teamball as usual? Our boy shooting ok?

  • LinMad

    What I hate the most about this rotation, Lin has been sitting for a long time. He wont’ get to see the court until the end of 3rd and even then, he will be that corner guy who never gets to touch the ball. It’s a lose-lose situation for Lin. And when Cliff really wants the ball in Lin’s hands it’s like …..ARE U SERIOUS?! Don’t you think he’s a little iced out to do anything now?

  • LinMad

    ur not allowed to use profanity here

  • Hornets shot poorly trailing 4-20 before JLin scored a quick 5 pts (2FT & 3pt)
    But he had 2 fouls so Lin & Al sat while Kemba/Zeller were back in

    Lin provided the spark but Clifford chose not to ride him

  • Dorothy

    Thanks. no wonder you guys are mad.

  • aras

    aaaah ok then.

  • Fair Palmer

    Jeremy scored 6 of 32 points of team score, but only allowed to play 7.5 minutes in the first half!

    Reading comments here eases my frustration a bit. 🙂

  • swijaya

    Cliff rotation is so rigid & stupid. Getting tired of too much Kemba & Batum, plus not enough Lin (& Tyler)

  • Win

    Marvin is keeping the hornets in the game.

  • David Ly

    I’m in the Bay Area so weirdly I’m blacked out.I couldn’t get it on desktop or via PlayStation but was able to get it streaming on my iPhone only without wifi. Weird stuff! League Pass is annoying.

  • Dorothy

    I see, can not outshine KW, no matter what, we got that long ago.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thought the game was over when I woke up:-) Instead it was only half time. Look at the stat, surprise to see JLin played the less time with 6 points.
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/704050113031729152

  • LinMad

    ya he really plays KW/Batum in 1st and 2nd unit. So basically it’s one unit and a bunch of role players/nobodies who have to pick up the pieces with the little time/touches they are given.

  • Win

    Nice D KW

  • LinMad

    he was 6 of 14 points of team before he sat.

  • Win

    Great offense KW and Lee, that what we need to ensure Hornets will get L this game.

  • LinMad

    our PnR defense sucks and our PnR action sucks. That’s something Hornets coaches need to work on.

  • Alain Gervais

    Michale was much better at subbing then Cliff

  • travis

    courtney lee suprisngly mediocre, thought he would bring more

  • Win

    Cliff only know to ride with the hot hands and protect their stars. Nothing else.

  • Dorothy

    I thought the game would not start until 7:00pm ETD. I was tight up with some chores when I checked this site, there were 110 new comments, my heart almost jumped out thinking there got to be some major news about Lin or Hornets. Turned out you guys were discussing game. lol

  • I see the Hornets just relied on read-and-react almost 100% now.
    I barely see any PnR offense anymore. This is pretty bad

  • cshot

    plz let lin play

  • Alain Gervais

    Watch Al be the first sub lol.

  • I thought something was amiss when I didn’t see you “3333333333” when Lin made it in 1st quarter =)

    No worries, I check the next 9 games are at 19:00 ET

  • Win

    Of cause. Al can save the day Cliff…..

  • Dorothy

    lol, thanks

  • Win

    KW is not even trying to defend Teague

  • Win

    And yet Cliff will say nothing about it.

  • Lefon Jang

    wide open shot

  • LinMad

    Hornets is playing ugly basketball like usual.

  • aras

    should put lin in right now come on

  • Lefon Jang

    I see Lin

  • cshot

    nic thinking he’s steph curry with that dumb behind the back pass

  • Lefon Jang

    somebody stops the play to let him in!

  • swijaya

    If Cliff has a brain, he should take Kemba out & play Lin as PG now

  • LinMad

    doesn’t even seem like Lin is coming in the 3rd

  • Jim

    That was annoying
    Lin was kept out for 3mins

  • LinMad

    lol looking at the minutes played on this roster, Lin is the only one with single digit minutes. Everyone else has 10-31 minutes.

  • As expected, there’s a plan to give Lee a lot of min to see what he can do.
    Usually JLin would come in with 4 min left in the 3rd quarter

  • HVJoy

    My frustration is boiling over.

  • Jim

    he was but play never stopped

  • grover chang

    Williams biggest reason hornets even have a chance this game.

  • JLin came in for Lee with 1:30 left in Q3
    Expect to play until 3-4 min into Q4

  • LinMad

    who the h*** is on schroeder? KW? he’s basically allowing him to shoot over him.

  • Win

    Couldn’t agreed more.

  • thanks good to know
    hope Lin has a chance to close

  • adele

    What else is new?

  • Win

    There is no way Lin will close this game unless is a blow out. Cliff will ride with Lee.

  • cshot

    sigh effing kemba gets to play all the freaking time. it pisses me off

  • aras

    just have to say i hate Cliffords 2 fould thing. I mean unless it’s a starter it should not matter. crap rule he has sure way to mess with your players rythm.

  • travis

    hopefully lin has a few min to play pg to open the 4th and hopefully he makes the most of it

  • sws94

    No one is on him.

  • travis

    al jefferson hurts the team in many ways

  • It’s good that Lin got an assist on Al’s shot.
    Al put it down on the floor so it can go either way

  • sws94

    Disagree. Lin has every much a chance to close this game as Lee and just may. Lee is alright, nothing that great.

  • David Ly

    He was at the table at 4:30 mark but no stoppage of play or timeout to get him in.

  • LinMad

    I predict KW opening the 4th quarter while Lin will be corner guy with no touches.

  • sws94

    His penetration set up Al to get the shot in a good position. I think that’s a good call by the scorekeeper.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t believe Kemba is still in. So, he will play 40+ min this game. He is 2-12 with 7 pts. That’s why he is in to pad up the stat.

  • Lefon Jang

    another stupid shot by lamb

  • Win

    KW still in the game. No way Lin can play as PG and I have a feeling he is gonna get sub by Lee very soon.

  • adele

    I’m rooting for Atlanta now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep he should as he is the “savior” for Cliff!!!!!

  • LinMad

    good D by Lin

  • adele

    Nope!

  • JoeTeam

    just checking in … wow how bad team is behind and we are still going with what doesn’t work.

  • Dorothy

    same here

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As long as Kemba and Al in, Atlanta will win the game in no time.

  • Dorothy

    22222222222

  • Lefon Jang

    and 1

  • adele

    Sad but he doesn’t have much of a brain.

  • JoeTeam

    he he Lin time?

  • Lefon Jang

    Big Time Block !!!

  • Win

    Great block!!!!

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222222

  • LinMad

    Lin always getting to the line. Cliff should have used Lin more this game but nah…

  • Lefon Jang

    he’s back…

  • Win

    Lin!!!

  • aras

    WOOO LINNY

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Now that Kemba is out, JLin had 5 pts. Go go JLin!

  • LinMad

    Lin is the difference maker. Good D

  • blubell

    block!

  • Yascar

    Hey where have u been? Lol

  • LinMad

    2222222222222

  • heart

    Cliff wants KW to get his 20pts regardless. He has played the entire 3 quarters. Once and if Lin gets the Hornets back into the game, we can expect Cliff will return KW.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Lin already has mroe points than Kemba and barely got any minutes

  • Win

    No Lin, no win. Case and point!

  • adele

    We will just be content of scraps and pieces. Kemba and Batum left overs. Sigh!

  • LINNING, baby!!!!!

  • LinMad

    Another good D by Lin and Batum

  • travis

    jeremy never fails to amaze

  • Briiick

    Lin made a critical block and shot a 2!

  • aras

    THATS HOW WE Do IT LIN!

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    I checked in just in time for Linsanity Q4 version.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOWOW It’s down to 6 points. 64 v 70. JLin has 11 points. Time up for Hawks!

  • cshot

    THAT BLOCK!

  • “Jeremy Lin! He has been really GOOD in the 4th quarter!”

  • sws94

    Anyone listening to Wilkins? What does he have to say about Lin now?

  • blubell
  • aras

    WHATCHA GOT SCHROEDER???? NUUUUFFING

  • adele

    Yes. Very sad!😟

  • aras

    Big time block

  • blubell
  • HVJoy

    Yes!

  • Win

    Really hope Lin can sigh with the Spurs as Tony Parker back up so that he can play for a REAL coach.

  • NONONO

    i glad I missed the most of game. Clifford is on his mission to devalue Lin.

  • sws94

    Schroeder’s weakness is he brings the ball down too low on his drive. He’s OK, but he’s not there yet.

  • joyce ward

    Who cares about Schroeder(rolls eyes)

  • aras

    yeah he is alright. he’ll get better with time.

  • LinMad

    i like how Lin always gets defensive play of the game

  • sws94

    Thanks. Is he finally given Lin any credit for his play? The last time I listened to him, he lightened up on Lin can’t guard Teague nonsese.

  • David Ly

    Jeremy making a statement on his playing time on both sides.

  • Lefon Jang

    2 pts game !

  • aras

    i mean Lin only played 7 min so not really much to say

  • JoeTeam

    so you implying the block wasn’t a great play?

  • “Wow, only Marvin Williams with more BLOCK shots that Jeremy Lin!”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Bench force 1 worked! it’s 2 points game!!!!!!!!!

  • joyce ward
  • JoeTeam

    hey Joyce! Did you see Curry last night? While Lin is iced, I enjoy his buddy’s game.

  • Win

    where is the pnr for Lin???

  • aras

    no thats not what he means. its just an observation of shcroder

  • No more PnR for the Hornets.
    Just read-and-react

  • LinMad

    Al is in…lol

  • Lefon Jang

    I think Frank should stop shooting

  • JoeTeam

    I asked him.

  • JJ Hui

    Is the Hornets trying to devalue Lin? So that he has no offer or low offer next year ? So that he stay and not leaving?
    When is this SICK rotation going to end with Lin n KW on the same floor?
    BS coach tried to separate Lin n Ed Davis when they played explosively! Whats wrong with all these coaches?
    Even a low IQ one can see why!!!
    Right now when i typed, the score with Atlanta is closing 68-70, it waswide gap of 10 or 12 before KW sat!
    So KW sit the whole 4th please!

  • blubell

    Good D

  • Win

    Cliff sucks. Who no PnR for Lin???????

  • sws94

    Bench looking terrific now.

  • JoeTeam

    what happened, within 2. I’m watching play by play.

  • blubell

    Love Robin 🙂

  • travis

    wow i can smell a kemba walker sub

  • LinMad

    Too much drawing up plays for others and not Lin. Cliff needs to empower Lin on scoring too.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kaminsky missed a three

  • aras

    then send him a private message.

  • JoeTeam

    Is Lin controlling play?

  • blubell
  • Win

    Ball don’t lie!

  • Alain Gervais

    yea he was the pg

  • JoeTeam

    i don’t want to.

  • Alain Gervais

    he passed to lamb who passed to a open kaminsky

  • JoeTeam

    ok, then I’ll trust him

  • Win

    Cliff is so damn stupid! Can’t wait to see him get fire by MJ.

  • cshot

    play the hot hand. not freaking lamb, kaminsky, al….

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Win

    The offensive play he draw is just terrible.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kaminsky with th worse shot in historyok can we stop going thru al

  • TTNN

    there is a run? and sure that’s when Kemba is off court.

  • David Kim

    lin playing lowest min but second highest score in the team.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • aras

    tough break.

  • swijaya

    Plus someone unappreciated plays PG

  • Alain Gervais

    al cant miss that

  • LinMad

    why is Cliff running Alfense at this time?

  • Win

    Al is not in shape. Or just old….

  • Lefon Jang

    yes!

  • blubell

    That’s enough.. move on.

  • LinMad

    good pass but Al can’t convert

  • Al can’t convert Lin’s pass inside *sigh*

  • JoeTeam

    ok, 4.5 mins, play team ball, get Lin involved, CHA wins.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hawks announcer: Jeremy Lin is really carrying the team…

  • Win

    It was a perfect pnr and which made a nice pass to Al. But Al can’t finish. That’s all.

  • Zeller replaced Big Al.
    About time

  • blubell

    222222222222222

  • LinMad

    22222222222222

  • aras

    LETS GO! Wilkins giving him lots of cred!

  • Win

    Where is the block out Batum???

  • JoeTeam

    gives the old chemistry a chance if KW doesn’t take over.

  • sws94

    I think Kemba came in because Clifford wants Lin to attack again.

  • blubell

    Dominique Wilkins praising Lin? Is this real life? lol

  • JoeTeam

    4 mins left, my money is on Lin

  • aras

    Batum is not worth max that is all ladies and gentleman.

  • “Lin has been the STORY here in the 4th quarter. 7 out of his 13pts!”

  • blubell

    Always 🙂

  • Win

    He is worth it. For Hornets only.

  • JoeTeam

    15 pts in 4th for the win! 2 3s and 2 FTs!

  • He remembers fondly now that Lin paid homage to him during Linsanity.
    Love conquers all LOL

  • sws94

    Wow. Thanks.

  • Dorothy

    totally, yes, give him max, Hornets

  • NONONO

    I hope Lin go ahead to grab the ball like that

  • LinMad

    Lin 2nd highest scorer with 2nd lowest minutes on team. Nuff said!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Hornets need this win so Lin can be the hero

  • blubell

    Wow… Zeller missing big FTs again

  • NONONO

    Do not give Clifford any credit

  • LinMad

    wow what’s with this team today? Can’t make FG, can’t make FTs.

  • Only 9% FGM with 4 min left for the season so yeah..

  • aras

    Zeller is shivering

  • Rick Johnson

    I’ve found listening to opponents announcers less frustrating.

  • Win

    Don’t matter. Cliff will some how give the credit to someone else. Lin CAN NOT be a hero in this team.

  • NONONO

    Only way to win in 4 mins is take Kemba out

  • JoeTeam

    sadly yes

    Or. JLin brings them within 1 and KW scores the winning. That’s allowed.

  • LinMad

    yep, never credit for Lin

  • Win

    At least Lin fill up his stats. Good for future signing.

  • travis

    dominique wilkins respects lin nowaday good to see

  • LinMad

    Give ball to Lin, let him shoot and playmake. That’s not hard is it Cliff?

  • David Ly

    What did Wilkins say? I’m on hornets feed.

  • Jim

    Lin 2nd leading scorer
    they still going to Kemba and Batum smh

  • JoeTeam

    ok, they will be down 9 after FTs. Time to change it up please.

  • JoeTeam

    What was that Lin TOV? mistake or great D?

  • LinMad

    Lin is in the Cliff’s doghouse, just imagine if Lin had 30 minutes today. We might have won the game.

  • swijaya

    Cliff is stupidly stubborn …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK believe Hornets will lose the game now.

  • Alain Gervais

    Atlanta defense is just better. and their offense is better.

  • LinMad

    Is Cliff even coaching?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol they are just better

  • Rick Johnson

    Lost momentum when Walker came in displacing Lin at PG.

  • BobbyH

    lol even coaching is better

  • LinMad

    When Lin touches the ball…Cliff: “MOVE IT!”

    When Kemba touches the ball…Cliff shows the bulls hand signal which means attack the basket Kemba. Obviously Cliff doesn’t want Lin to score anymore.

  • swijaya

    Lin 20 min as PG will be huge difference already

  • Win

    I am sure they coaching is better.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    13 points down when the starters return with JLin. Cliff is very very very good in believing his sons (being sarcastic here).

  • Alain Gervais

    their play scheme is getting better shots so yea

  • JoeTeam

    Ah well, it was a good try. What happened to stop Lin’s momentum? I am only seeing play by play. Was it when KW came back?

  • cshot

    only when lin touches the ball

  • Briiick

    Yeah. When 1st unit came in the momentum was lost.

  • Jim

    Bigs so bad
    yes that includes Mw

  • sws94

    No. Lin had touches. It was more on the defensive end.

  • travis

    whenever lin did anything, it was guarenteed he didnt touch the ball the next possession i feel like

  • LinMad

    yes, exactly that but it’s more like coach.

  • Lefon Jang

    free throw

  • JoeTeam

    but no points either right?

  • rookie75094

    Wow al is beasting….the wrong al however…lol

  • heart

    Sick of his micro-managing Lin’s every move. We hardly hear him direct KW

  • sws94

    He made plays, got in the paint, drew fouls.

  • Alain Gervais

    15 points

  • blubell

    15 points

  • JoeTeam

    wish it to be for a win.

  • blubell
  • noob

    Lin limping

  • JJ Hui

    There is a chance Hornets can win this game with KW sitting the whole 4th! But Cliff put back KW in to lose the game!
    Now i just care Lin get his points, Hornets can lose all they want!

  • JoeTeam

    I mean no CHA points so O was a off. It was like night and day on play by play. They got within 2 and then it was gone.

  • LinMad

    garbage time

  • Joe what do you know

    I’ve given up on Clifford. He’s just clueless…..
    Jeremy better get ready to disembark….

  • Lefon Jang

    too little too late…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well Kemba is CLIFF’S SON. What do you expect????!!!!!!!!! We know this for a long long long time!

  • aras

    Lin with 15 points im good. he played a good game. Lee is nothing to look at. Lin keeps playing good and Lee is going to the bench maybe.

  • Lefon Jang

    Great game by Lin tonight

  • Lin with 15pts/1ast/1reb in 20 min is very good.
    Other players won’t be able to produce as much in such limited min

    It’s not his fault that the Hornets doesn’t want to utilize his scoring ability more.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin cannot start or the script would need a rewrite.

  • Briiick

    I find a lot of empty seats near the court.

  • David Kim

    its Cliff’s fault…

  • Rick Johnson

    Schroeder reminds me of the bride of Frankenstein

  • NONONO

    Hornets is not worth for Lin to stay.

  • Win

    The so called 2 stars – KW – 3/15 and Batum 1/6. I don’t think Batum care about to be a star and I actually think he is a good player. It just that Cliff have misused him.

  • it’s definitely the coach’s final decision, although the FO might give some direction

  • grover chang

    Because Lin is the only one that listens

  • LinMad

    Horrible coaching. Give Lin a chance next time. 8 minutes in first half only when Lin was doing well. Then 12 minutes in 2nd half. Meanwhile KW gets 42 minutes?

  • Jim

    Starters lost the game yet Kemba and Batum played nearly 40mins each

  • I am The Jason

    The co-captains combine for 11 pts. Oh well. On to the next.

  • Win

    Lin gotta RUN away from Hornets after this season as early as possible.

  • sws94

    Good game from Lin. If the Hornets didn’t play such a terrible 1st quarter and Lin played more, they could have easily won. And Lin finished the game so we need not get so concerned about Lee taking that away from Lin. Lin is too valuable and clutch in many ways not to be the finisher if MKG isn’t healthy,.

  • NONONO

    Kemba can score without playing any defense, that is why he cannot win big games.

  • aras

    Lin plays well and courtney plays less.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin was closing in on the Hawks. If Zeller, Marvin, Batum, Lamb & Lin they would have pulled it out.

  • swijaya

    Very valid!!!

  • Win

    At least we can see Lin’s highlight. Especially on that monster block on Dennis.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    76 pts that’s not a very well run offense.

  • NONONO

    3/1 is the buyout deadline. i have a dream…

  • JJ Hui

    How many KW points and how many minutes he played compared to Lin?

  • JoeTeam

    JLin decides to block Schr from behind, just like he did to Rose and others.

  • LinMad

    ya why bring KW back in?

  • 🙂 Unfortunately, the Hornets dream to reach the playoff requires JLin badly
    Otherwise, Rich Cho can get fired LOL

  • TTNN

    you can dream, but that looks like a day dream….

  • Joe what do you know

    Batum will only ever be a good supporting cast. He just doesn’t have what it takes to carry a team. And Kemba is there in the same corner with him.

  • swijaya

    Too many minutes for KW, not enough minutes for LIN. Can’t understand why CHA FO cannot see the obvious

  • grover chang

    Batum is totally out of position. Good SF bad SG

  • sws94

    Less, but Lin should have played more. Really, Batum should have played less with Courtney playing the same amount.

  • Win

    Cliff will ride with Lee the next game. Watch.

  • LinMad

    Dear Michael Jordan,

    Please do something about your coach. Cliff is losing your games for you cause of his ego on KW and Batum while kicking Lin to the curb.

  • Win

    Rich Cho should be the first one get fire for jerking Lin to the Hornets just for marketing purpose!

  • blubell

    Short highlights vid

  • swijaya

    Should be Cliff for such poor coaching & rotation

  • sws94

    You said Lin wouldn’t finish. Why be pessimistic? When Lin plays with aggression and makes a difference, he finishes. And sometimes when he doesn’t. Lee isn’t anything special offensively or defensively so don’t know why you think Cliff will go with Lee. The only one he might finish over Lin is MKG, but still Cliff worked Lin in when MKG was playing.

  • LinMad

    42 minutes 9 points compared to 20 minutes 15 points with few touches. Imagine if Lin never needed to play with KW on the court. He would be touching the ball a lot more with his limited minutes. Since Lin is playing with KW a lot, Lin deserves more minutes per game. At least 30.

  • They know Lin might not stay for the long-term so they decided to test-drive Lee for now

    (unless they get desperate like this game, then they call Lin’s number)

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba walker 2 times lins minutes yet 6 less points the him

  • I am The Jason

    Apparently it will stay a dream. Charlotte is not getting rid of Lin.

  • blubell

    Block!

  • TTNN

    this is quick

  • Alain Gervais

    not gonna include Datums numbers. its just overkill at this point

  • LinMad

    a little too late though and it was counter productive when Cliff brought KW back in after Lin was closing the gap as PG. Once KW came back to be PG, things fell apart again.

  • blubell

    Yup!

  • Win

    Unfortunately, I don’t think is all on Cliff, he might be part of it but the front office ( = MJ) are actually part of it too. They don’t wanna another PG to shine except KW.

  • LinMad

    max contracts

  • aras

    True but i just cant see Cliff benching Batum. They will give batum the max and make him a franchise player probably. Anywhere else he wouldn’t get near max but hey this is charlotte.

  • Alain Gervais

    averaging 37 minutes and only getting 14 point per game is atrocious

  • Joe what do you know

    Caught a bit of 1st half before heading off to work. The most bearable part was the first 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter… The 1st quarter was just disastrous….

  • grover chang

    Lin in, AL out of BF1, then could’ve won.

  • Joe what do you know

    Im scratching my head and losing my hair. The Hornets must be nuts to offer Batum a max for his performance this season. It was good occasionally…. But a max!? Com’on!!

  • blubell
  • james brown

    if you are in a game, there’s no more FO but more with Coach and coaching staff. i know that sometimes coach too is carried away by the game, but the reason there is a staff of the coach is to keep on reminding him to focus on whats at hand…cliff carries them from victory to defeat and for as long as the coach always depend on a wishlist, consequence of LOSS will be often!

  • Ttt

    TRUTH!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    That won’t do anything

  • You know what I love about it?
    Lin winning the indirect duel against Schroder (8pts/3a/2r) in the virtual battle of “Who’s the better PG for 76ers?” =)

    If someone asks if Lin is better than Schroder, they should just show this HUGE BLOCK clip!

  • LinMad

    more like “Rotation”

  • Alain Gervais

    24 games left. Lin is a free agent

  • james brown

    when coach isl stubborn, the only consolation with JLIN is his playing aggressive and confident of his personal contribution to the team!

  • They might sell more Lin bobble-head dolls =)
    Time is running out to cash in on JLin

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My prediction on Kemba playing time was right. He played 41:36 min. Let’s see how long he can go on before his body breaking down. Not wishing him any injury but it’s going to happen if he continues to play huge minutes like this. No body even the ones who use drugs can sustain this kind of abuse for long.

  • LinMad

    I think it actually does cause I remember earlier in the season when Lin was getting 12-14 minutes per game, we all made noise and Hornets magically gave Lin more minutes. We started to see Lin get more minutes than Lamb cause before right after Lamb signed that contract with Hornets, Lamb was getting more minutes than Lin.

  • james brown

    with few games remaining, battle is lost and what remains is the casualties of war!

  • Win

    I wish. But I don’t think Cliff trust Lin that much unless he is desperate. Like the previous game, Lee got 39 mins for doing NOTHING SPECIAL!

  • Linzen

    I agree! He’s not ready to coach this game. Hack, he’s not ready to coach, period!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL It’s so predictable! Sound familiar??????!!!! It’s always the players and not him.

  • Alain Gervais

    That wasn’t the tweets. Lamb was playing horrible defense. Lin had more fan pull with rox yet he still got benched.

  • aras

    it is what it is

  • yup, the Hornets probably knows it’s too expensive to keep Lin as a backup PG

  • LinMad

    Rockets is different than Hornets. I think Lin’s popularity has more impact on the Hornets small market.

  • cshot

    will just make us lin fans seem even more crazy. will give us and lin a bad image

  • james brown

    hope more abandon their justification of cliffs actions on court to see that even after the first regular game, he was so stubborn and not a real coach who stands after his words!

  • Alain Gervais

    Its a waste of time but do as you will

  • LinMad

    the max contract they wanted to give Batum should be out of the plan.

  • Translation: “We are still not ready to use JLin to win” =)

    We’ll wait until Kemba and Batum are ready to snap out of their 4-21 shooting

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • selflin

    Batum wont stay, he is french and wants to win championships

  • sws94

    Speedy recovery indeed. Terrible news.

  • heart

    Oh no, God’s speed Novak. Sad to hear.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    The approach isn’t going to be effective. The best thing to say is perhaps Lin given more time and touches can help them win. “mistreated” won’t get a response in my opinion.

  • Briiick

    Cliff is playing KW long minutes to indirectly reduce Lin’s opportunity to handle to ball and shine, similar to what McHale had done. However, he may not get enough wins to stay afloat by doing this.

  • BobbyH

    Don’t worry. 41 minutes = 30 minutes when played with no defense.

  • cshot

    stupid lol. kemba and nic can have off nights too. so if thats the case, play with the guys that ARE READY and HOT (cough cough jeremy lin) -______-

  • james brown

    sometimes its hard for other to understand that momentum carries the break, and if it did stopped, the break is gone because it changes the scenario and who was the culprit, the scenario changer….

    i though that cliff carries the principle that if you’re hot and the 5 players playing is clicking, he will stick with it, did he, or by any chance at a given time, he immediately inserted his favorite player even he’s not playing well and contributing enough to seal a win..

    “NO Kemba, No win” (meaning their win MUST have KW as an ingredient!- Coaching Staff!

  • BobbyH

    I don’t think the coach himself was ready.

  • sws94

    In one stretch, Al was doing ok. Problem is his defense more than his Alfense. Lin got him the ball fine on PnR, Al didn’t finish. But Al is usually good at finishing, he’s still not in game shape.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Please no…that makes Lin fan look bitter..please stop…When the season is over, Lin will opt out and find another team…No reason to sound annoying.

    Let’s just enjoy this good game by Lin and let’s pray he can continue to play well despite the low minutes…No need to complaint to the Hornet PR people..it’s not like it’s going to accomplish anything.

    If anything, it will make them hate Lin more.

  • sws94

    I think not. And call me crazy but this is one time where I saw that Lin at PG was doing fine, but not attacking as much. He was mostly trying to get Lamb going and succeeding. As off-guard, Lin was super aggressive, attacking, scoring or drawing fouls. So, it a way, Lin was doing more at off-guard than PG in terms of his own scoring and assisting stats.

  • james brown

    “NO Kemba, No win” (meaning their win MUST have KW as an ingredient!- Coaching Staff!

  • yes, the right approach is simply to point out how clutch Lin can be.
    But it’s unfortunate that the Hornets doesn’t use him more.

    Let the Hornets fan wonder about the same thing

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Cliff, the starters esp Kemba & Nic aren’t ready and yet he still plays them big minutes. Who is not ready coach????? It’s YYYYOOOOOUUUUUU You don’t walk on what you preach!!!!!!!!!! That’s all I can say about this coach, org and most players esp his favorite sons.

  • Briiick

    Fans: we told you Cliff you have to learn from every night, you can’t get the team to show up by playing KW 40+ minutes per game for 3 seasons.

  • DaBoss

    The fact at this point in the season Kemba continues to play big minutes just underscores his fear of being exposed as backup pg material while Lin is the true starting caliber pg.

  • sws94

    I’m all for enjoying a good game too. Hear hear. Lin was 4Q Lin and too little too late but he had WIlkins praising him. That’s a big deal!

  • Acbc

    Exactly

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Some of them are on the Hornets board. Really good game from Lin. And he has the most blocks on the team after Marvin!

  • james brown

    cliff’s doing the mchale -Lin/Pbev interchange and competition in Lin/Lee every other game..who among the two convince cliff whose the right closer will be the closer..Yet cliff minds already set for LEE, in the end!

    LOL!

  • sws94

    Is he angry? The team had a dreadful start. But he could have made earlier adjustments. Cliff has to look in the mirror sometimes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • james brown

    with FO’s blessing for such rotation!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Too much for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • james brown

    not in hornets where they are fair and just playing their starters well!

    LOL!

  • sws94

    I’d prefer benching Batum. Lin, in my opinion, was attacking more from off-guard than PG so I didn’t mind Kemba playing PG. And Lin had touches so Kemba wasn’t that bad this game.

  • james brown

    good to know, hope his staff remind him that too!!!!

  • LinMad

    Cavs, Hawks, we can’t beat these teams unless Lin is PG for majority of game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    NOPNOPNOPNOPNOP with ballhog Kemba. At least Batum shares the ball with JLin. NOPNOPNOPNOP Kemba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KHuang

    Lin’s been outplaying Schroeder for YEARS.

    Only in the NBA is Schroeder more valued than Lin.

    Dennis Schroeder is a slower, smaller, less skilled Jeremy Lin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree…Complete waste of time for us to go complain to them in mass….I just hope Lin fan can simply enjoy this game and be happy.

    Frankly, I don’t even care whether the Hornets wins or lose…as long as Lin shoots well boost his statistics…He did that tonight, so I’m happy…That’s all she should concern ourselves with so that Lin can find a new team next year.

  • KHuang

    Kemba 3-15 and you don’t mind???

  • LinMad

    Sitting out Lin for 2 fouls was a big mistake. Substituting Lin back in the 3rd very late was also a big mistake. Then bringing in KW again when the momentum was turning was another big mistake.

  • KHuang

    The real “mistake” was that Clifford thought he could boost Walker and Batum’s stats if Lin was put alongside them.

    Instead, it had the reverse effect because Lin went off as Walker and Batum crumbled further.

  • DaBoss

    I’m done with Clifford. His word means nothing. I trust Jeremy to be savvy enough to see through Clifford. His actions tell the true story of what he thinks of Jeremy and his game.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s just playing out the season, enjoying his game within the game.

    Lin’s just trying to maximize his production as his days as a Charlotte Hornet come to a merciful close.

  • Briiick

    Thank you ! It’s the truth that most Hornets’ fans know but are afraid to speak up.

  • your son’s voltaire

    just saw the boxscores. looks like a good game! 😀

  • james brown

    during this stretch,(just for such argument, because we cannot do anything about it but harp) putting KW in the bench can provide Jlin enough maneuver to make the deficit less by holding more on to the ball as a PG, than just waiting if KW will pass. but knowing KW, he will seldom pass that’s why sometimes Jlin was caught off guard when the ball was passed to him by KW…

  • NONONO

    i did not watch fist 3 qs. Hornets had only 4 pts before Lin was subbed. When was Lin subbed mins in first q?

  • LinMad

    I think it was in the 2 minutes, then he was taken out at like 9 minutes in the 2nd qtr. Cause of 2 fouls…

  • heart

    Bravo! Like your commentating throughout the game, very on point today!

  • LinMad

    I knew taking Lin out for 2 fouls was a bad idea. Any smart coach would have left Lin in longer. Being down by that much and taking out the only guy who is scoring and actually trying to play defense was a bad idea. The reason Lin gets fouls is because he’s actually trying on defense. Cliff only does the 2 foul thing on players he don’t care about. He won’t pull KW for 3 fouls in the first half. I’ve seen it happen a few times this season. The rule only applies to his non favorite players.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Batum only got 6 shots. so even Batum is getting iced out by Kemba now. lol

  • aras

    Clifford is not a good in game adjuster he is quite bad at it. I mean he will never go away from is usual patterns no matter how bad it is going. I mean Lin with 2 fouls is nothing unless he is a starter let him play he was contributing in a big way in those 7 mins. Walker does not respect him that is obvious and thats cliffs fault. Its your job as a coach to hold guys accountable no matter if they are the star of the team or the bench. It always starts with the star of the team always. But he never does to be honest.

  • DaBoss

    Yes – he needs to do what he can with what playing time he’s allowed and then move on as fast as he can from this sorry organization!

  • LinMad

    Oh ya and that W we got last game before ATL was pure luck. Don’t think so highly of KW+Batum to the fact that you’re giving them 40+ minutes even when they suck. This coach is not fair at all and is only making adjustments that will improve KW/Batum’s output as a player.

  • your son’s voltaire

    a small pg that does nothing but score can’t even score

  • NONONO

    Wow. I wish Lin had not played in 1 q at all.

  • james brown

    that’s making team involved rather than making himself involved…

    we know JLIn as a PG makes his teammates believed they can produce and so doing will later get what is his when the time comes..

    But in hornets JLin learned it the hard way that he will never be able to reach his stats as a PG because he will always play as a SG so he becomes aggressive offensively a such..Cliff make it a point to make KW the PG even with the bench unit because it becomes obvious to them that even on a short stint, JLIN can turn the tide around to JLin’s advantage of being a PG to the detriment of outshining the obvious…

  • sws94

    How it affected Lin specific, not his game overall. Because when he came in, Lin went on the attack and played to get to the rim. When Lin was PGing, he was quarterbacking and starting things in motion, but attacking less.

  • james brown

    that the truth,and when Cliff mentioned he wants to play Batum as a SG just to avoid playing with DEFENSE, that is his philosophy by letting his offensive player plays with LESS D!

  • LinMad

    ya Lin is obviously not happy with the opportunity here but he’s handling it well by being happy and playing for god.

  • james brown

    no they are salivating on it as we speak…LOL!

  • james brown

    “HIS”!!!!

  • KHuang

    When Lin quarterbacks and runs Clifford’s plays, I never call it “attacking less”.

  • sws94

    I don’t think Lin is that unhappy. I’m not saying he’s coming back to the Hornets next season but I think he likes most of the guys on the team, gets to interact with Silas and probably his dad, and is making the best out of his stay in Charlotte.

  • adele

    Yes but if you observe the game, Kemba is not even running. He is very lazy. He walks while dribbling the ball.

  • adele

    True.

  • KHuang

    Lin outscored both Batum and Walker put together.

  • adele

    Yes. It’s ok that Lin will just play less minutes for this team. I don’t think they can make the play offfs

  • james brown

    dear LinMad,

    don’t worry , it’s on me!

    Happy viewing…LOL!

    MJ.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    One thing to keep me sanity is counting the season is over:-)
    Last regular season game: 13 April
    Game left: 24
    Weeks left: 6 + 1 days
    Days left: 45

  • adele

    That’s what they have. Kemba offense.

  • Joe what do you know

    Well… Clifford is letting Lin stat padding his minutes. What a considerate coach *wink wink*

  • NONONO

    Hornets thought KW was hero and never realized he was the problem.

  • Yascar

    I agree but they’ll have to sell it to him big time now. I don’t think they’re doing enough to make him stay. They are too focused on hoping that Batum will.

    If Jeremy gets a starting job offer in a team that’s at least play-off capable, he will definitely go and he should imo. Not sure about starting offers in long-term rebuilds though.

  • Ben Johnson

    when’s the first day that JLin can sign with another team?

  • Steppen03

    I don’t think he’s that unhappy too but certainly not too thrilled about limited treatment, not being able to affect the game more when he knows he can. It’s like playing good but doesnt care about winning.

  • adele

    Let them have Batum. Lin should stay out of this organization fast.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That I’ve no idea. Anyone knows??? I would like to know how his contract works:-) Then I can look forward for the day:-)

  • sws94

    Fair enough. And he shouldn’t be.

  • adele

    They need Kembas stats.

  • Alain Gervais

    july 1st although you cant actually sign until july 8. Lin may wait for the big fish to fall

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What does this mean??? Any interpretation on this????
    https://twitter.com/EthanJSkolnick/status/704088013740089345

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • adele

    True. In the court, the coach rules.

  • sws94

    Does Batum look worth it to you? He doesn’t to me. I like Frank. The more I see him, the more I like him. I can see Kemba because when he scores, he really scores and he does so when it matters. But Batum has a way of shrinking that I find unimpressive. Lin is the opposite. He steps up, way, way up when it’s most important. They may want to at least focus on Lin more for their sakes. Not that I want him to stay there, but if I were a Hornets fans, I would scream to make Lin a priority and pay him too. And play him.

  • Ben Johnson

    JLin is gonna release one he!! of a book after his career is all said and done

  • Ben Johnson

    um, if JLin gets any starting opportunity this off season, he needs to take it and never look back

  • adele

    I’ve been saying that all this time when Cliff started PJ who is a sophomore instead of Lin.

  • KHuang

    It means BUSINESS AS USUAL in the NBA.

    Teammates hating on a star player, that is not limited to Lin alone.

  • sws94

    In the locker room and in the media. I’ve said a lot of times, NYC is not the most enlightened cities regarding the progress of Asians. And some guys might have been the usual jealousies.

  • KHuang

    July 1, which is when the Hornets will rush to sign a less producing more expensive veteran free agent point guard so that they can say to Lin “Whoops, we don’t have minutes for you, why don’t you opt out and find a new team?”

  • Yascar

    He’ll have to formally opt out of his player option to hit free agency. I think his current team can still sign him on another contract if he opts out, assuming they want to.

    I think he can opt out after the last game is played this season and before July 1.

  • adele

    And yet in the pre season games when they are in China MJ said Lin is their great acquisition? How can you not start Lin after that announcement?

  • james brown

    that’s for sure and that book will be the sequel of Linsanity the movie!

  • adele

    Yeah right!😉

  • Joe what do you know

    Amare’s statement only confirms that there were bad blood in the locker room. Nothing we don’t already know…. The very obvious ones were JR and Melo.

  • adele

    Maybe he is talking about Carmelo not being happy during Linsanity.

  • james brown

    but he can advance the notice so other team can prepare to offer their contract later and test the water so to speak…some players even call it early when they will opt like what did chandler of houston did.

  • Yascar

    I don’t know Ben. I would put teams like Sixers and Lakers and maybe Suns and Nets in long term rebuild category. Unless they have a decent roster and an outstanding coach, it means about 15-20 wins a year. He can’t do it all by himself. We all talk about JLin’s dreams but he’s also been absolutely consistent about hating to lose. I think it’s maybe 60-40 for teams like that.

  • sws94

    JR Smith was just as bad. Probably more too.

  • was the commentator saying “you hardly ever hear him make a play like that”? lin’s had some pretty awesome blocks on star players. but lin fans all know this (awesome blocks on DRose when he was good, Draymond Green, others), but it’s unfortunate commentators don’t know. hopefully, lin’s good D reputation will start to improve.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • james brown

    you LIKE cliff so MUCH!!!!

    you’re a CLIFF fan!

    LOL

  • Joe what do you know

    Yeah…. JR is the polar opposite of JLin in terms of background and philosophy…. I can understand that…

  • JoeTeam

    read that way to me, but I didn’t see the court play. It was like … whaaaa … I just read in the line above …

  • adele

    Yes but it was really Carmelo who is the cause of D’Antoni’s resignation from the Knicks and for Dolan not Match the contract with Rockets.

  • JoeTeam

    I hope the agents are making up his DVD. I hope this time it works better than his college recruiting tapes.

  • adele

    Lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So JLin will opt out after season and then wait for free agency on1 July to find a new team before signing on 12 July. Am I getting the time frame right?

  • JoeTeam

    I do enjoy that ha ha.

  • Yascar

    My take exactly. Batum is a good player but not a max player. It would be a mistake to put all their eggs in with him.

    Jeremy is versatile, capable, the consummate professional. And I’m willing to bet they get more marketing dollars with him on the team than they actually pay the kid (rumors on the Maxxis deal put that to at least $3M). They need to woo him more if they want him to stay.

  • JoeTeam

    that was ridiculous of Carmelo lol.

  • sws94

    Yes, because he is the “star”.

  • Yascar

    Oh goody I know this one. Starts with a C, ends with an O right? 😁

  • sws94

    I meant Marvin not Frank. I’m on the fence about Frank.

  • Yascar

    From what I understand, yes.

  • james brown

    but unfortunately some here gave cliff the benefit of the doubt, until their doubt became exasperation and some begins to get angry (LOL)????

    But i guess stubbornness, Reserving the slot for KMG and wanting to highlight KW and Batum says it all!

  • Yascar

    Oh yes of course. I’m never sure whether there is an actual rule or date for when they declare what they are doing with their player option.

  • sws94

    Well, in terms of driving to the basket, in this game he did it more as off-guard. That’s not always the case.

  • Rick Johnson

    When do players have to state whether they are going to opt out of their next year contract?

  • james brown

    yeah, MW was to me on the very first game WT****??? but after several game later, he grew on me and did like what he can offer on the role he was given, but as a starter, i’m not high on him unless he’s with JLIN!

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  • Rick Johnson

    Why do you take a player out after only 2 fouls if he’s not a starter, hasn’t been a closer?

  • james brown

    maybe they are thinking, we will not highlight him on this season but focus more on Batum , but will renegotiate and will offer JLIN 10Mil/yr for 3 years and hornets say….jeremy can’t resist that offer!

  • sws94

    It’s not cool of Cliff to want so much discipline from players not named Batum and Walker. I understand he’s probably protecting himself, but if it is affecting wins and losses, he needs to make the right move. He did a bit earlier in the season when sitting one or the other, but that starting unit didn’t have it and he really just stayed with the same rotations.

  • Yascar

    Could be. But the fact that he took 2M this year should tell them he cares less about money than he does about playing time and utilization. I mean that’s all he talked about when he signed with them.

  • sws94

    He has leadership qualities and mostly really plays hard and smart. He’s not the most talented player but he’s a really solid team mate. And her really seems to like Jeremy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOWOWOW

    More Amar'e on Lin: "A lot of times you gotta enjoy someone else's success. And that wasn’t the case for us during that stretch."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) February 29, 2016

  • Arsenium12 .

    Amare might also be talking about people like Mike Woodson …

  • james brown

    team did declared that they were waiving their option with PJ even as early as when they signed Lamb to a good contract, so i guess, they already asked Jlin about his option and hornets knew all along so they can plan ahead…as if Jlin will be surprised that he will opt after this season!

  • james brown

    teams maybe knew now Jlin will opt and talks (stealth way) are now starting (feelers) but knowing Jlin, we will never know his decision until the fat lady sings!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • HVJoy

    besides Melo and JR

  • your son’s voltaire

    the truth is out there

  • heart

    As I said before, the truth will eventually be revealed… Still glad Amar’e has revealed the truth even though it’s 4yrs later… Thanks Amar’e.

  • james brown

    they are mindless and senseless because they don’t even understood their own words if they will listen to it..what’s important for them is their agenda and political moves….

  • Ben Johnson

    The J-Files

  • Phillycheese

    They could try to keep Lin, but they have nothing to offer. Keeping Kemba is their only play, but it may prove to be a losing hand.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Amare’s career is almost over so he’s not afraid to let it out now. i’m sure Howard will come out and say the same thing soon, too about Harden and the rockets

  • Ben Johnson

    Yup, if he had stood up like a man and told the truth while it was happening, I would have given him props

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No doubt JLin will opt out as he won’t get paid for 2+ millions for this org. It’s a known fact. Just weather Hornets will sign him more next season is a question when JLin first signed in July 2015. Now the we only have 24 more games to go, I don’t want him to sign with Hornets. I have enough of Hornets. Having said that, it’s JLin’s decision. If he stays as benchwarmer, then I will support him everything else but watching the live games except a glimpse here and there even when I can to know what’s going on on the court.

  • your son’s voltaire

    coming out with it now serves 2 purposes.. 1) point the fingers at Melo/coach/FO for his own misuse, 2) he’s got nothing to lose now

    but, it’s better than nothing

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the confirmation!

  • Phillycheese

    JR Smith definitely as he cam eout with that statement. Carmelo too. Tyson probably was not 100% behind but he had no choice since Lin made him look good. Amare was cool with Lin and I think Landry, Novak, Shump, and the others were happy as well. Remember JR and Carmelo were Denver teammates and he only joined NYK from PRC with Melo’s urging.

  • your son’s voltaire

    kobe/melo/harden/jackson/bledsoe/kemba are the some of the most selfish players/people i know

  • heart
  • james brown
  • blubell
  • sport

    Who are also jealous and intimidated by the Asian guy!

  • Ben Johnson

    Kemba isn’t that selfish, he’s just not a point guard

  • james brown

    good that he included himself as the jealous co player during that time!

  • heart

    Yes, I’d prefer him spoke up then, but at least he spoke up now. We haven’t heard from anyone else yet from that Linsanity Knicks team, except for MDA who resigned on principle and still spoke highly of Lin to this day.

  • james brown

    and now being intimaded by what Jeremy can do to his job!

  • sport

    Chucking 15-30 shots per game and this game only making 3 out of 15 shots, while leaving nothing for teammates is not selfish?!! You kidding?!!

  • your son’s voltaire

    he wants to be a star so bad that he’s hurting the team

  • David Kim

    Melo and Smith weren’t pleased with that

  • sport

    Lin’s like “Whatever I got mines finally tonight, Walker can continue to chuck for all I care. I’m out of here by end of season. See Ya!”

  • Ben Johnson

    he doesn’t have enough court vision to see the open players…his tunnel vision shouldn’t be confused with selfishness

  • sport

    Amare’s talking about everyone on the Linsanity team, JR Smith, Melo, Amare, Chandler. Everyone not named Fields, Novak, and Jefferies were jealous of Lin!

  • KHuang

    No, Walker IS that selfish AND he’s not a good point guard.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    I am not sure, but I’d imagine that it coincides with free agent day.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer:
    Amar’e Stoudemire had this interesting comment on Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure: “If he stayed it would’ve been cool. But everyone wasn’t a fan of him being the new star. So he didn’t stay long. But Jeremy was a great, great guy. Great teammate. He put the work in and we’re proud of him to have his moment. A lot of times you gotta enjoy someone’s success. And that wasn’t the case for us during that stretch.”

  • sport

    Not about court vision!! Batum doesn’t have it either yet he doesn’t chuck aimlessly when he’s off, dude only took 6 shots today! Meanwhile Walker was off but took chucked 15 shots while only making 3!! Lin and Williams would also be in single digits if they weren’t shooting well today!

  • JoeTeam

    On highlights, WTH? 4-20 1 min left in the first Q … is Cliff asleep at the wheel? He should have made massive adjustments! You guys have tons of patience to watch that whole game.

  • KHuang

    Personally, I don’t care that Carmelo Anthony or JR Smith or any of those loser Knicks disliked Lin.

    But I care very much that owner James Dolan was OFFENDED by Lin’s success.

    Had Dolan not been such a creepshow, Linsanity would still be going strong in NY.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s great that Amare came out with it because it shines a light on what Lin has been dealing with throughout his career and more importantly, RIGHT NOW as we speack

  • KHuang

    Actually, it’s FUN to watch the selfish defenseless Hornets starters GOING DOWN!

  • Joe what do you know

    Who can say no to that sexy shiny hairless scalp? 😏

  • Ben Johnson

    his “moment” should have been a long career in NY averaging 16/8 and the Knicks being a yearly top 4 playoff team

  • your son’s voltaire

    dolan is dolan, can’t really expect much from him. i’m more disappointed with Les Alexander for allowing the same thing to happen to Lin in Houston

  • JoeTeam

    guess so. I have more fun watching Curry beat Westy.

  • KHuang

    If Lin were the NYK starter, he’d average more like 22/6.

  • Acbc

    Couldn’t agree with you more!

    Crash and burn baby!

  • KHuang

    I forgive Les Alexander because at least Les Alexander paid Lin $25 million.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i actually think the Knicks team right now is a very good fit for Lin, minus Melo

  • Ben Johnson

    I would enjoy it but I really want the Hornots to make the playoffs so that JLin can show off his skills…

  • KHuang

    That was a wildass game.

    I couldn’t believe how SOFT the defense was on Curry.

    They just let him go wherever he wanted without even putting a body on him.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i had higher expectation for him, though. that’s why it’s so disappointing

  • KHuang

    If the Knicks had a REAL coach, Melo and Lin could easily coexist and dominate together.

  • Acbc

    Yes, and he chewed out Morey to get Lin.

  • Joe what do you know

    This version sounds like nobody was happy for Lin. Greatly differs from Ethan Stolnick’s tweet. Such is the power of Chinese whisper….

  • KHuang

    Yes, but at least Les let Lin start an entire season and made sure Lin averaged nearly 30 minutes off the bench.

    And then Les mercifully traded Lin off the Rockets after Daryl Morey had insulted Lin with Jerseygate.

    I wouldn’t mind Lin going back to the Rockets, but only as a starter under a strong head coach who’ll not allow James Harden to hog the ball into losses.

  • BobbyH

    So MDA is not a real coach? I am wondering which coach can survive under Melo/CAA influence.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s a star league

  • Charlie Sun

    In a perfect world, it would be fun to see JLin leading a team with some great teammates he’s had over the years. Guys like Amar’e, Novak, Landry, Dwight, Ed Davis, FKIII. Did I miss anyone?

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, how can you be soft when the guy can launch at mid-court, break your ankles with behind the back moves, and get a shot off quicker than you can raise your arms (Adams). Amazing guy. I did yell at the tv with the many Barnes, KT, Barbosa, Speights, DGreen bricks, though, esp at the rim. Last night was the Steph Curry Magic show, very much a great watch. It was a team effort to win, great plays by all, but the scoring game was mostly Steph.

    Oh, and being soft on hime … Westy was being HARD bodying him up in the air and landing on his ankle. That was a career breaking play, and lucky for steph, really lucky.

  • james brown

    he said “everybody”

  • KHuang

    As far as the Knicks were concerned, NO, Mike D’Antoni was not a real coach.

    He QUIT on Lin.

    At the least, D’Antoni should have stayed the course and screamed at Anthony for the rest of the season!

  • Ben Johnson

    Scratch of Dwight…I liked Carlos Delfino, TJones, and DMo

  • Rick Johnson

    https://twitter.com/NotoriousOHM/status/704101109669826560

    Amar’e Stoudemire had this interesting comment on Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure: “If he stayed it would’ve been cool. But everyone wasn’t a fan of him being the new star. So he didn’t stay long. But Jeremy was a great, great guy. Great teammate. He put the work in and we’re proud of him to have his moment. A lot of times you gotta enjoy someone’s success. And that wasn’t the case for us during that stretch.”

  • sport

    Nope Walker went 3-15 in 30 minutes.

  • JoeTeam

    Novak maybe, Amare too injured. ED ok. FK maybe still out. Include DMo lol.

  • JoeTeam

    I meant the score, it was atrocious even in 1st Q.

  • KHuang

    When I talk about “soft”, I’m not talking about hits or rough fouls.

    I’m talking about playing hard fundamental full court defense.

    OKC let Curry walk the ball upcourt, and they didn’t even come out to meet him defensively until he was well within shooting range.

    With a guy like Curry, you gotta get into him full court and make him work relentlessly. That’s how Lin plays Curry, and that’s why Curry doesn’t score against Lin like Curry does against the rest of the NBA.

  • 22cents

    Even Hornets were in the playoff, I am not sure Lin will be given too much chance.

    We will see.

  • JoeTeam

    I guess in watching Curry enough, if they do that, he will pay back and let the others score. I read an article where it’s pretty much a no win situation where if you don’t press him at mid-court, you lose to his raining 3s. If you do that, people start getting open on ridiculous space.

    Curry just creates so much space for his team mates. It’s really interesting to watch.

    I agree on Lin’s D. He can recover because of his work ethic and smarts. I would venture to guess very few people can play the kind of D you mention except guys like Lin. Livingston? Jimmy Butler?

  • KHuang

    Any team that plays the Warriors should have one objective:

    clamp down on Curry and Thompson with double teams and dare the other players to win the game.

    I’ll take any of the Warriors 40% shooters trying to win the game over deadly Curry or Thompson.

  • Joe what do you know

    That’s why I have respect for Swaggy to call it as it is…. His career wasn’t done at that point, yet he had the guts to spill the beans….

  • sws94

    Agree. I’m not sure about more minor guys like Barron Davis. Not sure Woodson thought his game was as good as his numbers and he to me looked to prop Anthony back up and bring Lin down as the guy who has a lot to learn.

  • sws94

    That means not everyone. Some were, some weren’t.

  • sws94

    That was the underside of Linsanity. How some reacted, a lot had the Mayweather attitude.

  • Joe what do you know

    Scratch Dwight. I don’t think he ever was that helpful to Lin. Insert Tyson instead. Ed and Frank is only fringe players on JLin centric team… I’d probably take Greg Smith over Ed….

  • Rick Johnson

    Then Green would usually kill you.

  • sws94

    I like both. I liked Ed’s chemistry with Lin. They loved playing together.

  • 22cents

    “But everyone wasn’t a fan of him being the new star“……………….
    This statement is still true at the moment.

  • Rick Johnson

    SAS was Melo’s stealth mouthpiece.

  • KHuang

    To slow down Curry, you need to play an UNSELFISH athletic point guard against him.

    That point guard has to be unconcerned with saving energy on offense for his own stats. It’s defend Curry at all costs, knowing that one’s own offense will be sacrificed in the process.

    Another guy other than Lin who really took it to Curry was the poor man’s Jeremy Lin, Matthew “Minimum Wage” Dellavedova.

    Minimum wage badly outplayed Curry MVP until Delly physically broke down in the Finals from having no backup PG to himself due to Kyrie Irving being predictably out of service.

  • Rick Johnson

    Been true at Houston, LA, and I’m suspecting Charlotte too.

  • KHuang

    Better Green than Curry or Thompson.

    Besides, Green has been in one of his regular shooting slumps and just got in a screaming argument with Kerr and the coaches over not shooting enough.

    And I don’t know why opponents don’t post Green up and bash him to death in the post. If they do that, Green would have less energy left on offense.

  • Joe what do you know

    I guess I prefer Greg for his power plays. Ed seems so skinny to me…. Greg is the bulldog while Ed is the hound…

  • Ben Johnson

    Can’t imagine all the players were happy about JLin being the MVP in the team’s lone victory against Lebron

  • Briiick

    Cliff has learned fast from McHale, but he could be following his foot steps too because the ballhog may outlast him by resting in the defense end.

  • sws94

    Good touch for Ed. Greg was injured a lot. But when he was on with Lin they were terrific.

  • KHuang

    Great Lin teammates:

    Knicks: Iman Shumpert, Jared Jeffries, Toney Douglas

    Rockets: Francisco Garcia, Omer Asik, Donatas Motiejeiunas, Jordan Hamilton, Toney Douglas, Terrence Jones, Troy Daniels, Greg Smith, Kevin Martin (I know Martin HATED Lin, but Martin dominated with Lin in a way that Martin never has with any other team)

    Lakers: Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Nick Young (ESPECALLY Nick Young), Ed Davis, Jabari Brown, Wesley Johnson

    Hornets: the entire team other than Kemba Walker.

  • KHuang

    If Cliff learned from McHale, then Cliff won’t last just like McHale didn’t last.

  • sws94

    Martin thought Lin was an international player. Why? Lin didn’t play that much international ball, unlike say Batum, or Beverley who did a lot of it.

  • KHuang

    Absolutely I’d take the hulking Greg Smith over Ed Davis.

    If I were starting a team for Lin, Greg Smith might be my starting center.

  • sws94

    Isn’t he injury prone? That was his main problem.

  • KHuang

    That didn’t really bother me.

    Martin’s refusal to ever pass to Lin bothered me.

    It actually bothered the Houston coaches too, though getting James Harden was far worse.

  • KHuang

    Not really.

    Smith was a raw athlete, albeit a fleet footed and high jumping and super strong raw athlete.

    Lin took him and made Greg Smith look like a NBA player.

  • KHuang

    It doesn’t matter what the players think if the COACH maintains order by emphasizing EXECUTION.

  • aras

    Ok all i have to say about this amare speaking out about all the crap that Lin went through. Unacceptable for an organization to treat their player this way just unnacceptable. im not asian so i cant relate to how Lin is feeling or felt during that time or his time in this league. But i have the most respect for him as a player. He has as much heart and passion as any player i have seen. but it’s a disgrace to the sport Men used to play not a bunch of whiny that is now in this game.

  • sws94

    When they got a chance to play together. Or got the ball if they were on the court together.

  • KHuang

    Great post.

    You couldn’t have described the situation any better.

  • KHuang

    Remember that Clippers game when James Harden was injured?

    Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik, and Greg Smith took turns BEATING UP Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.

    That was the biggest beatdown of the Clippers in their prime that I had ever seen.

  • sws94

    Bravo.

  • grover chang

    LOL. “Hornets: the entire team other than Kemba Walker.”

  • james brown

    next thing we read..

    hornets was NOT ready for a new star and a franchise player, because EVERYBODY was not comfortable to go all out for a 1 year rental player! everybody was not a fan! – BATUM (speaking when asked how was Jlin as a teammates now he signed with Spurs.)

    LOL!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah, the New York adage, “if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.”

    For Jeremy Lin’s case, “if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere; unless there are people unhappy for you.”

  • KHuang

    I also can think of some guys that I hope Lin will team up with:

    Guards: Jerryd Bayless, Jimmer Fredette

    Forwards: Andrew Nicholson, Jae Crowder (I said in 2012 that those two would be very good in the NBA, and I was right)

    Centers: Roy Hibbert, Hassan Whiteside

  • KHuang

    Lin IS making it anywhere!

    doesn’t matter how much his teammates and coaches and franchises hate him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    He IS, even though there are huge, chunky, fat road blocks using external forces to stop him.

  • your son’s voltaire

    and then when asked to clarify, Batum says “they weren’t ready for me to be the star franchise player.. who’d you think i was talking about?”

  • grover chang

    Then trade Irving for Lin and cleveland finally gets their championship.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I wished Lin would get rid of the hearings….It makes him appear too feminine.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Personally I like this bobble head very much. I’ll have this parked next to my Charlie Brown-cuddling-Snoopy bobble head.

  • leeda harun

    missed the game. Happy to know that lin had good stats

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Carmelo doesn’t know how to play politics SNEAKILY and PROPERLY.

  • leeda harun

    It is not easy. His faith,hardwork, perseverance and family support helped him a lot.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Very interesting to hear that…Amr’e says that many weren’t happy that Lin was being crowned the star…Does that include him too or is he talking about other players?

    Sound like he’s also saying that he wasn’t a fan too and sees nothing wrong with that.

  • Weifang

    many NBA stars act like kindergarten kids.

  • yeah, this one is very endearing 🙂

  • Maknusia

    But Green had been going really well…this season he had couple of double doubles and triple doubles.

    There were many games where the opponent clamped down KT and SC, the bench and Green came to rescue

  • grover chang

    B-I-N-G-O !!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Same goes for the GMs. Their marketing politics are so bad, makes me wonder how they got the job. The simplest principles which actually work, they don’t do it; instead they prefer to make something look “complicated” to make them look smart. ie, marketing and showing off KW more whose presence doesn’t bring much to the team, game and money wise.

  • travis

    nah in the rest of his answer he said lin was a great great guy and that it wouldve been cool if he came back

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Joe what do you know

    I didn’t know Martin had any special sentiment towards Lin. Are there any stories between them that leads to him hating Lin?

  • leeda harun

    It was so much fun at that time. Till now no one can deny it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • james brown

    LOL!

  • james brown

    yeah..martin hates when he was traded and he did attributed that to Jlin’s promotion! that’s why when he has games against JLIn, pls watch how he tries his best to humiliate jlin..but on the contrary, the opposite always happens..LOL!

  • Weifang

    job security

  • KHuang

    I know that Martin called Lin an “international player” (which Lin ISN’T) and that Martin didn’t want to play on Lin’s Rockets team.

  • Weifang

    it’s still true that so the real problem is Lin himself being too good for the league, no team can handle someone like him because they aint see one in the past.

  • heart

    No, he’s alluding to others. You can guess who they are.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! NY media just can’t get enough of this news…. LOL!

  • Joe what do you know

    I see. That’s a shame. His style of play would’ve complimented Lin’s skill set really well I think…

  • ViNuyork

    haha–obviously Melo and JR…small minds….been inside MSG during linsanity and witnessed how d’ crowd was into JLin …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Stoudemire rips into Carmelo, Knicks for lack of leadership
    http://nypost.com/2016/02/28/stoudemire-rips-into-carmelo-knicks-for-lack-of-leadership/

    Amar’e Stoudemire, playing at the Garden for the first time since his Knicks buyout last February, unleashed a series of shots at his former running mate Carmelo Anthony.

    Stoudemire, now starting for the Heat in the wake of Chris Bosh’s blood-clot issue, made references to Anthony undermining Jeremy Lin and also not being “a complete player” or the leader to get the Knicks out of their morass.

    Stoudemire, who signed as a free agent with the Heat for the minimum contract over the summer, talked about his heady times as a Knick and regretted the club not re-signing Lin, pointing to in-team jealousies.

    “If he stayed, it would’ve been cool,’’ Stoudemire said. “But everyone wasn’t a fan of him being a new star. So he didn’t stay long. Jeremy was a great, great guy, great with teammates, worked hard. He put the work in. We were proud of him having his moment. A lot of times you got to enjoy somebody else’s success. That wasn’t the case for us during that stretch. You got to enjoy that and let that player enjoy himself and cherish those moments. He was becoming a star and I didn’t think everyone was pleased with that.’’

    Stoudemire didn’t name names but it was clear whom he meant. Anthony had trouble hiding his envy during “Linsanity.’’

    When asked specifically about Anthony’s travails, Stoudemire added: “It’s tough man. You get involved in this situation, you have to take ownership of it. Ownership has to be make sure you make the right decisions for your team and teammates. You have to become a complete player to bring your team out of a rut. And everyone can’t do it. It’s not always easy.’’

    Anthony joined Stoudemire five years ago this month and the two never clicked on or off the court. Part of the problem was Stoudemire’s chronic knee injuries he’s still managing, but he’s still ticking. As he spoke to reporters in the visitor’s locker room, he was prone on the carpet in his customary black leg-sleeve contraptions.

    Stoudemire contended the Knicks’ culture has reversed since his early days with the team— no offense, Phil Jackson.

    “It’s been a lot going on,’’ Stoudemire said. “And it hasn’t really been great over the years. It’s hard for me to watch from the outside looking in because I was so involved in creating a positive atmosphere
    with the Knicks and it’s going the opposite way. Hopefully it can turn out well in their future.’’

    The former $100 million man had no issues with the triangle offense but others did, he suggested. “I truly bought into it,’’ Stoudemire said. “Maybe three-quarters of the team thought it was great. But if you don’t have a full team that buys into a system, it’s never going to pan out.’’

    Stoudemire didn’t play in the first three Heat-Knicks meetings. He sat out one game with the flu and didn’t even make the Heat’s previous trip to MSG on Nov. 27. He admitted it was awkward finding his way through the maze to the other locker room.

    After being out of the rotation, he has started the past 15 games, even before the Bosh crisis.

    “The plan was always big picture,’’ Miami coach Erik Spoelstra. “Whether or not starting, we wanted to bring him along and progress with him with his conditioning and get him used to how we do things.’’

    “I have mixed emotions,’’ Stoudemire said. “I don’t’ want to beat them too bad but then I do.’’

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • HVJoy

    We fans’ suspicion that Melo was jealous of Linsanity is finally confirmed by a reliable source!

  • JoeTeam

    I know you are saying it’s Lin so I’ll AGREE!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Joy Jeng ‏@Loveforlife0323 4m4 minutes ago

    nickheffner15:No words to even describe. Just a boy & his idol. Thank u @JLin7, great game today! Thanks again for 📷

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/704138593309097984

  • Rick Johnson

    That video made me airsick.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think without good play from Curry and KT to stretch the floor, others can make it work. Buttttt … DGreen is generally a good passer so if others are open, the ball can swing through him inside.

  • Bulldog

    Finally someone spoke it up to the public. The hard cold truth is that Lin being a new star is unacceptable, everything else Amar’e said is just sugar coating on the ugly truth.
    I saw KW on the court in the 4th Q in Atlanta, I knew the Hornests was doomed.

  • HVJoy

    So glad that Amar’e spoke the truth.

    Lin looked good with that Linsanity haircut. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t think he said “many”. He said not everyone. Most likely Melo and JR.

  • David Kim

    Haha

  • John Focker

    True, and even some kindergarten kids behave better than this.

  • JoeTeam

    well, that confirms my belief that JLin should be on GSW then.

  • GoJLin!

    No, Amr’e like LIN; Amar’e Stoudemire said “If he stayed it would’ve been cool. … Jeremy was a great, great guy. Great teammate. He put the work in and we’re proud of him to have his moment.”; Thanks Amar’e speaks the truth, and JLIN, we’re proud of you too!

  • Bulldog

    Lin was an undrafted player. He was digged out from the corner of the bench the day before being waived. He faced a losing game with a bunch of injured teammates. He has gotten the most points in the first five start in the NBA history and led the broken team to win(Over McHale’s pal Larry Bird, Byron Scott’s mentor Magic Johnson and Cliff’s boss Micheal Jordan). He is making all GMs look bad and stupid.
    All the wiered things happen to him for the same reason, all GMs want to prove they were right about Lin regarding to not pick him.

  • Joe what do you know

    Little gold man statue for him. He deserves it!!

  • Bulldog

    New York has two sinking teams in basketball. All NY sports journalists must be excited with the comments, finally they’ve gotten something attractive to put on papers.

  • Bulldog

    Dominique Wilkins is one of the worst among them.

  • golfhacker

    Should be interesting when CHA visits NYK on April 6 🙂

  • KHuang

    I love the way Lin’s jump shot looks.

    It seems that he’s gotten rid of that ugly Doc Scheppler hitch in his jump shot.

    Lin’s corrected his footwork and is turned more to the left. He’s bending his knees, is going up for his shot in one smooth motion instead of his standard jackknifing, and is getting a lovely rotation on the ball. This is the way Lin shot when he had that 19 PER with the Lakers last season.

    I just hope Lin STICKS with this shooting form.

    Lin is a GREAT shooter when he’s shooting naturally like he did this game.

  • Alain Gervais

    after hearing the amare quote. Lin need to reunite with dantoni as quickly as possible

  • John Focker

    Linsanity was like Christmas for NY press. Every article with Jeremy’s name and/or the term Linsanity got mad clicks and made Knicks fans temporarily forget the team’s decades-long decadence.

  • In only 6 days, they will meet again on March 5 road game in Philadelphia.

    It’s the 2nd night of back-to-back game after Phx game at home.
    Perhaps the Hornets will let JLin have more PT to perform well vs 76ers after all sacrifice JLin made playing hurt in multiple roles for them

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin hasn’t gotten a real shot since Linsanity . Ive tried to not be paranoid but I’m kinda starting to. He is clearly being treated different based on his race. As a black guy this is disappointing but i played ball when i was younger. White kids was treated slightly different. The whole white man can jump idea. Asians clearly are treated much worse.

  • CJSHYY

    NYK fans really don’t like this team now….LOL!

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/704152454112346113

  • Tim Pham

    Yes, anyone that denies this is probably someone who has never dealt with racism in their lives, ie, people that go, ” oh, there’s a black president, there isn’t racism anymore”. It is a black and white society, asians are never talked about unless we are used as a scapegoat like the nypd officer. It’s happening outside of sports too. Asians do the dirty work, rarely reach CEO status. Asian males are perhaps at the bottom.

  • John Focker

    This is one of the reasons the original Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle film was so popular, it demonstreates how Asians (and African Americans as well, the part about the professor in jail) are treated, and mocks the stereotype cast upon Asians in the U.S.

  • John Focker

    Not even a dent on Dolan’s thick skin.

  • LinMad

    lol abort franchise

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks fans getting fed up with their pathetic team. But as long as they keep paying for tickets to watch Dolan doesn’t care.

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea i agree Ive notice this with even music. I listen to kpop a bit and the fact that psy was the one who got famous shows you how people in the west views asian males. It wouldn’t be jay pay or tae yang or g dragon who are leagues more talented . The odd fat asian guys is the most famous kpop singer here. The more talented guys will likely never get a chance in mainstream america because they don’t fit the stereotype

  • Tim Pham

    NEWSFLASH: KHUANG HAS BEEN RIGHT FOREVER! This is not just Melo. It’s almost the entire league! No one will admit it but the nba players ( even the scrubs) don’t like seeing an asian guy with the limelight. They will always view the asian guy as lesser. Everywhere from your local 24 hour fitness, adult rec league to the NBA, it’s the same! Go on twitter and just search lin sometimes or read comments on his ig or fb, it’s always ” what a scrub” , ” why is he in the nba” or some racist thing. The fact that lin has persisted this long makes me even more proud to be a lin fan. He has accomplished more than what anyone could hope for him. I have come to realization that lin will never be a star in this league, h***, i don’t even think he will ever be a starter. Ronnie Price, Pat Bev, etc. the list continues…This is just life in the US society today. Asian males can only play the roles of subservient tech nerd. they are not to be movie stars, leaders, ceos, or athletes. I hope lin inspires more asian males to fight as much as they can against theses stereotypes. the end.

  • Alain Gervais

    i have ignored him before but its kinda undeniable at this point

  • KHuang

    C’mon, you haven’t ignored me.

    You and I always have GREAT discussions!

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea but i was always hoping you were wrong. i always believed talent rises no matter what but we have learned this is not always true

  • KHuang

    Dolan is BRAIN FRIED from too much life in NYC as a cocaine alcohol partier.

  • KHuang

    Hey, I’m hoping I’m wrong too.

    Besides, Lin’s talent IS rising as we watch.

    But what happens to Lin next is not up to Lin. It’s up to the older generation males (mainly white males from the Vietnam War era) that have to figure out if Lin is actually a NBA player or not.

  • blubell
  • Tim Pham

    I guess talent does rise to the top, and that what is happening with lin, hence why is he still in the league and getting minutes, but to be an all-star, those players need consistent minutes, teammates that pass them the ball, coaches that draw them plays, don’t yank their minutes, etc.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Not surprised…Knicks fan are very frustrated….Melo is dropping big numbers but still losing.

    He had a chance to win with Lin but didn’t want him around and wanted to win under his own term…well, your term is not working.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    Follow dantoni where ever he is. Lin cant spent every year trying to win over a new coach. Its too time consuming. He is already 27

  • KHuang

    It’s not Lin’s call.

    I personally believe that Lin won’t get another NBA contract, and I got roasted pretty good on this forum for it.

  • KHuang

    Hopefully I’m NOT RIGHT that Lin is playing on his LAST NBA CONTRACT.

  • KHuang

    What’s great about basketball is that even if a player is as race marginalized as Lin, basketball still allows truly great players like Lin to SHINE.

  • John Focker

    We’re stressed out after four years of Lin’s mistreatment, imagine what it must be like for Knicks fans who put up with two decades of cr*p.

  • Alain Gervais

    He will Im pretty sure obviously i have no idea. Do you want Lin to go to china and be the better version of stephen marbury??

  • KHuang

    As a former Knicks fan who’s put up with Knicks garbage for far longer than that, I only wish ill on the Knicks organization.

  • KHuang

    Only if the NBA won’t have him – which is looking like it’s going to be the case.

    I would prefer Lin stay in the NBA, but the NBA won’t have Lin no matter how much he produces.

  • John Focker

    And Byron Scott said: “I like Jeremy Lin. I really do.”

    I only see lips moving…

  • CJSHYY

    KP is no Linsanity. Melo no needs to be so upset….

  • Alain Gervais

    hope your wrong. He will find a place to start and average 18 and 8 for the rest of his career lol

  • John Focker

    Case in point: KHuang, ladies and gentlemen. LOL

  • KHuang

    Lin doesn’t need to start to average those numbers, as we have repeatedly seen.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ian Begley ‏@IanBegley
    Ian Begley Retweeted Alex Kennedy
    Carmelo Anthony: “You’re home. You don’t want to hear that.”
    https://twitter.com/IanBegley/status/704156446896873472

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats true he hasn’t even gotten consistent six man minutes or usage

  • KHuang

    Everybody knows that Carmelo Anthony IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.

    He and his CAA handlers made it very clear that they were jealous of Lin and wanted Lin off the Knicks.

  • KHuang

    HEE HEE!

  • Promo Sports World

    The Amare quote/statement came out of left field…so interesting

    I do believe Jeremy will be in the league 5-7 additional years. His play is respected but no one wants to take a chance. I say this best on this season Media narrative on Jeremy…”contributor, better defender, does the little things.” Now one could argue this is the way the league will only allow itself to view Jeremy’s game. But it’s a view that gaurantees a spot.

    My Knicks are pathetic and Phil Jackson is fools gold wrapped in 60 million. Trade melo to Boston for picks.

    Jeremy to BK or Sixers….

  • Rick Johnson

    Ian Begley ‏@IanBegley
    On the Amar’e/Jeremy Lin quotes, Carmelo Anthony’s reaction was basically: why are we talking about something from four years ago?
    https://twitter.com/IanBegley/status/704161787978108929

  • grover chang

    Thank you amare. Did not need to say any of these nice things about Lin. He seemed alright to me four years ago but have an even higher perception of him now.

  • John Focker

    Timely display of character. Even Tyson has taken jabs at Jeremy after he was traded to HOU, but Amare does not cave in to Anthony’s “Mean Boys” bullying culture.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I really think Amare did it on purpose bc he could just PR talk about Lin…. Melo sure hates Amare now bc since he’s out of NYK, never said anything good about Melo. LOL!

  • zxcvb

    Love Amare for those comments. He’ll probably burn a lot of bridges because of his honesty, but I guess he just DGAF at this stage of his career. Every agency/player/coach friendly with Melo is going to be furious.

    I hope these comments catch on with the 24/7 sports media, and we shine a light on some of Lin’s obvious mistreatment, which continues to this day. Knicks are always a great and deserving subject for bashing anyway.

  • kittyhead

    I rarely watch their games, but surprisingly know they’re still giving Melo the ball and iso and let him brick after brick after I was watching about 5 mins of the Q4 and changed my channel to Oscars. lol

  • zxcvb

    Because the same problems still exist, Melo! With you, with Lin’s treatment and with race in general!

  • zxcvb

    “I’m not a racist. I have black friends.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • John Focker

    News reports like this damages the league’s image (beyond whatever that’s already been done) and Silver may have to get some rose-colored paint. Hopefully this works to Lin’s favor in the offseason.

  • JoeTeam

    Great bball:

  • CJSHYY

    He will not back to NYK anymore so no needs to care about NYK. LOL!

  • kittyhead

    That’s a gift from god of basketball. It’s a shame it’s never been truly cherished in the NBA.

  • sws94

    Amare is an LOF!!!! 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Does Lin use ankle braces? Curry used to have a lot of problems with his ankles but that seems to have improved: https://youtu.be/LLYjPdz7XMo

  • cdblue10

    Nice game Jeremy!!!Nice lose Hornets,just continue marginalizing Lin and you won’t even sniff the playoff!

  • Joe what do you know

    I think the fact that Lin was brought up in a wealthy environment also played a part here….. Asian, wealthy upbringing, good neighbourhood…. It’s pretty stereotypical imagine of Taiwanese migrants post 1980…

  • sport

    Cliff copied Rocket’s playbook to marginalize Lin and hype a fake star to a tee except Walker is worst than Harden. He will be fired even sooner than Mchale.

  • sport

    OKC is known for their non existent defense. Why do you think both Lamb and Harden are horrible on defense? OKC. Other teammates who doesn’t get shots have less movitation to work on defense just to make the 2 stars shine.

  • Joe what do you know

    KP isn’t Asian. KP was drafted in lottery. KP phenomenon wasn’t on the same level as Linsanity….

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jun Liu highlights

  • sport

    Maybe MDA was given an option to either get fired or resign so he chose to resign. You never know behind close doors.

  • sport

    Not really most Asians are working class citizens, certainly not as well off as JLin’s parents unless your parents were doctors, lawyers, etc.

  • Martin Chong

    That doesn’t sound bad actually

  • sport

    With all this benching I’m sure Lin’s been working hard on his new shooting form. It would be nice if he could have as fast release and accuracy as Curry which is what he’s trying to achieve. It’s much better than his old form where the arc and jump was way too high, creating slow release and quick tiring of legs.

  • spiderman

    Another well deserved loss for Clifford

  • Joe what do you know

    That’s why I specified Taiwanese migrants post 1980s. There were a flux of emigrants from Taiwan during that time. And most of them had to be pretty well off or have good connection to be able to migrate to USA….

    And I am pretty sure some black players from less fortunate background will see this wealthy migrant kid as a threat to the core value they grew up believing in… That’s just my take…

  • Lefon Jang

    I hope all this does not distract Lin.

  • sport

    Was watching Curry’s highlights for the game and I was so worried when Westbrook did that hard foul on him. Glad he came back in the end. Hope it didn’t cause any serious injuries. Curry needs to stay healthy to have 3 peat championships next year (unlike Lebron) and to beat MJ & Bulls winning record.

  • your son’s voltaire

    was just thinking how awesome it would be if Lin were to sign with ATL next season. i mean, if they were entertaining offers for Schroder then, why not get someone better for much cheaper to replace him? ATL has a good system, coach, and disciplined players. they also have Kenny Atkinson as the assistant coach who was with Lin on the NYK

  • sport

    ATL who’s already a contender will have their own set of star players already so no. They will not let Lin in to be the main ball handling PG! Lin should reunite with MDA to lead the 76ers.

  • KHuang

    Because if it wasn’t for Carmelo’s ONGOING JEALOUSY, the pitifully struggling Knicks wouldn’t have ejected the best player their franchise had ever seen.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s parents went BANKRUPT for a while.

  • KHuang

    That would be awesome.

    Lin would be the IDEAL player for Atlanta because he has two related skills that none of the Hawks have: Lin can draw a doubleteam, plus Lin can shut down anybody.

  • KHuang

    Of course it won’t – nothing has ever distracted Lin!

  • KHuang

    Michael Jordan’s parents were solid middle class, yet nobody viewed Jordan as a bratty rich kid the way Lin is viewed.

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee ‏@penny10654 12m12 minutes ago

    flintstone14:Got to catch up w/my guy @JLin7 this weekend.I use 2 have this rookie bringing me Starbucks #Linsanity

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/704192132014190592

  • KHuang

    Actually, Atlanta’s players don’t have it in them to be selfish ballhogs.

    Lin would do great with Atlanta if the Hawks would have him.

  • sport

    It will only encourage him to prove he’s a star player!

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlie Bell on GSW 2010-11

  • I know you fear that racism will drive JLin out of NBA, Khuang.
    But judging from the multiple offers last season as backup PGs (Memphis, GSW and possibly Nets), I think JLin would still get NBA offers.

    The question is would anyone offer a chance to compete for starting PGs.
    I hope MDA has that pull with 76ers or if he becomes a Head Coach.
    MDA and JLin need each other to shock the NBA again.

  • sport

    Except those players will turn selfish when the teammates is Lin. Atlanta already plays at a higher level, they won’t let Lin shine over their current lineup.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i kinda feel like STAT is using Lin to get at Melo and NYK FO for his own treatment

  • KHuang

    Believe it or not, I don’t think that would be the case.

    Atlanta’s players have all been team first players throughout their careers, even with other teams.

    There’s nobody on that team that has a history of ballhogging. In fact, part of Atlanta’s problem is that they don’t have any ball dominant players that can crack a tough defense in crunchtime.

    Even if those players wanted to turn selfish, they don’t have the game skills to do so!

  • KHuang

    Amare Stoudemire had the rarest privilege of playing with the two greatest point guards of the modern era: Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin.

    Stoudemire knew that NY had something SUPER SPECIAL in Jeremy Lin.

    Now Stoudemire is lamenting that jealousy broke the Knicks apart.

  • Amare’s main criticism was definitely on someone (Melo) didn’t buy into the triangle offense last season.
    He wanted to point the main problem to Melo for all the losing.
    And Lin’s example was used as 1 of his arguments, which definitely helped to make his case.


    According to Stoudemire, one of the problems, at least last season, was that the team did not completely buy in to the triangle offense, which the Knicks installed when Phil Jackson took over as team president.

    “I think maybe three-fourths of the team thought it was great,” said Stoudemire, who counted himself among those who liked it. “But if you don’t have a full team that buys into a system, it’s never going to pan out.”

    Stoudemire implied that internal disharmony wounded the Knicks in the final years of his tenure. He suggested, for example, that the Knicks did not make a greater effort to re-sign Jeremy Lin after the 2011-12 season because of antagonism in the locker room. His comments aligned with a narrative that players, most importantly Anthony, were uncomfortable with the attention paid to Lin during his breakout season.

    “If he stayed, it would have been cool, but everyone wasn’t a fan of him being the new star, so he didn’t stay long,” Stoudemire said of Lin, heaping praise on his work ethic. “A lot of times, you’ve got to enjoy someone else’s success, and that wasn’t the case for us during that stretch. You’ve got to enjoy that. You’ve got to let that player enjoy himself and cherish those moments. But he was becoming a star, and I don’t think everyone was pleased with that.”

    Each time Stoudemire was asked about Anthony, his response alluded to the popular notions of Anthony’s shortcomings.

    For example, when Stoudemire was asked if he felt sympathy for Anthony, who has expressed frustration with losing, he said: “When you get involved in a situation, you have to take ownership of it. You have to make sure you make the right decisions for your team and teammates. You have to become a complete player in order to bring your team out of a rut. Everyone can’t do it. It’s not always easy.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/29/sports/basketball/amare-stoudemire-laments-knicks-decline-then-helps-sustain-it.html

  • Acbc

    Lol, white kids have almost no chance to make it to the NBA now. The numbers are decrease year by year. There are less than 20% of non blacks now in the league.

  • KHuang

    Lin doesn’t get enough touches or plays to shoot like Curry does.

  • Acbc

    Oh please, Dov fixed that flying right elbow in his old form. It’s looking good because of Doc.

  • KHuang

    NO NO NO.

    Doc had Lin doing that crippled looking right hip check that was causing Lin’s shots to corkscrew to the side.

  • Melo probably felt very threatened about sharing the NY spotlight with a non-drafted Lin .
    Plus his young son, Kiyan, adored JLin. Jealousy was abound in driving JLin out.

    Here’s a pic of Kiyan and Lil CP3 at 2013 All-Star
    https://twitter.com/TheAlice_Chen/status/303029377082466304
    https://twitter.com/zoewhite8823/status/303522288257617920

  • Joe what do you know

    Well…. MJ isn’t Asian to begin with… And I didn’t say bratty rich kid was JLin’s image. It was more so that “he belongs to a desk job with other Asian geeks so what da heck is he doing trying to out-shine me in MY WORLD”….. Gosh…. All I’m saying is that JLin was perceived as ASIAN+WEALTHY BACKGROUND+NICE NEIGHBOURHOOD…. All these factors mixed together and you have a very unfavourable perception in a professional sport dominated by African American athletes and a culture of prejudice and stereotyping….

  • I know some Lin fans might feel like losing hope among his reduced minutes and stories of Melo’s jealousy driving out JLin.
    But check out this UberFacts quote about the power of hope.
    “How much hope a person has predicts achievement better than intelligence, grades or personality”

    Never lose hope. Noone can take away the historic Linsanity happened to give hope for millions of people (i.e. even one who contemplated her suicide but didn’t after hearing his story in 2012)

    Despite the existing NBA powers who want to prevent JLin to be a star, the same Divine Lintervention that created Linsanity miracle can happen again. Even if it doesn’t, JLin’s perseverance still inspires millions of people off-court in the things that really matter in real lives through JLin Foundation and his charity work.

    That’s the true Linsanity!
    How much hope do you have?
    https://twitter.com/UberFacts/status/704128231713153024

  • Joe what do you know

    They might have been. But I doubt average people will dig that deep into his family history. All they see is the superficial surface, which is what JLin appears to be….

  • Acbc

    We will never agree on this subject. Unfortunately for you, Lin breaks the tie between us in my favour.

  • Acbc

    The fact remains that GSW has the record in wins as well as the title from last year. IMO, it was curry that broke down Delli becuase of the energy he had to expend to cover him. The one left standing is Curry.

    Lebron gets taken down by a team effort that wears him out. No matter how great a player is, you need the team to back you up. The difference between GSW and Cavs or any other team in the league is that they have guys that play as a team and they have the legs to run other teams down.

    It would require a team that can buy a strong bench that can rotate enough fresh legs to run down Curry. They’d need at least 3 capable defensive guards to rotate and n like hockey players in short shifts or do it. Only then can they guard Curry the way that you describe. With the top heavy 3 star system in place in the league, no team can afford to spend money on bench strength.

  • james brown

    hardaway is one bit of a diva too? or a diva in the making, plus teague will not allow a “JLIN” to get his kingdom…it will not happen if its with a fellow black/white but JLIN is not black as i know of and seems seen differently in the NBA?

  • JLin post-game interview
    Interview with Jeremy Lin after this afternoon’s game: “We just weren’t able to make stops […] in a game that close, you have to make every little play.”
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/704097094122885121

  • spiderman

    Lol

  • your son’s voltaire

    the league is full of diva’s in the making. i trust ALT’s coaches and system to put the diva’s in their places

  • JoeTeam

    that ankle step looked v risky you are right.

  • JoeTeam

    ok! I won’t then.

  • JoeTeam

    wait until that kid grows up … heh heh good luck ‘splaining yourself on that, Melo.

  • JoeTeam
  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin Made Redundant With the Charlotte Hornets Picking Kemba Walker Over Everyone Else

    By- Greg

    The Charlotte Hornets have made their choice. Not just about who is going to be their point guard at every possible moment, but who is the player they want their style to be modeled after. Kemba Walker has taken over this team for better or worse, while Jeremy Lin, who was brought over to help change things into something that doesn’t look like half of the other NBA teams, has been brushed aside, losing minutes as we speak and half the time or more playing out of position.

    For now, the Hornets don’t feel like they might be making a mistake. The turning point is clear for everyone. The Hornets played their best game of basketball this season on February 3, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers by nine points, with Walker not playing, taking a rest because of a knee problem. Lin had one of those games in which he shows why he’s such an exciting player, such a smart passer and playmaker and when given the creative freedom and control to lead a team, the results are fantastic.

    But Walker returned, and it was if all of Lin’s good work previously has been erased and counted for nothing. The Hornets put the ball in Walker’s hands and hope for the best. For the most part over the last month, he’s delivered. It’s stupid basketball. Isolations and wasting time with useless dribbling. But it gets the job done, because the Hornets play pretty good defense recently and players do get open, and with Walker or Batum having the ball in their hands so much, they’re going to pick up some nice assist numbers, like they did in the win against the Indiana Pacers.

    The addition of Courtney Lee to cover up for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finishing his season is the final nail in the coffin of Lin having a shot at being someone meaningful for the Hornets this season or the next. Charlotte don’t care. They’ve won six of their last eight games, and although their win against the Pacers wasn’t pretty, and was basically one team shooting not as worse as the other one in a battle of bricking the ball, the playoffs look closer and closer.

    Lin? It seems the latest demotion has once again hit his confidence. His minutes have changed and now it seems he can be thankful for 25. He’s playing shooting guard most of the time which is simply wasting away his talent and the best point guard the team has, and his +/- over the last couple of games is -29. He didn’t play too badly, didn’t do anything special too. Just blending in with whatever it is that’s happening on the court instead of leading and changing.

    Against the Hawks this Sunday afternoon, it’s not going to be different. The Walker-Lee-Batum trio sets the tone and gets the minutes and positions they’re comfortable in. Lin is just a bench player to fill the time at this point, which seems to be what the Hornets want. All this change and progress feels a lot like the Houston Rockets scenario which began with great promise, and now the Rockets are trying to figure out how to win with the monster they’ve created in James Harden. The Hornets don’t have that ego to handle, but Walker is the same mold of player, and in this league, without doing something a little bit more special, which the Hornets have the personnel for, making the playoffs is the best you’re going to get.

  • Barry Allen

    He’s just a fan of winning team basketball.

  • adele

    Very true. But what I’ve been hoping is at least give Lin the chance to start instead of PJ since at the pre season, MJ is complimenting Lin. And Clifford said Lin can start at some point during Lins signing. At least they should have been consistent to what they’re portraying Lin in their talks. But their actions with regards to Lins treatment in the court is different. They know that Lin is one year rental. What I’m really mad about is that they are taking advantage of his goodness. Just because he is humble and good natured and will not say anything bad even if they are not true to their words. They started PJ because they know that he cannot outshine Kemba. Plus they want to lowball Lin in the next season. That’s why at the very start of the season, I know that this organization is not good. Very sneaky, deceiving and political. Lin I think is aware of that after the first few games when he Twitter “surrender”. They are using him mostly for marketing and money making as much as possible while making sweet talks in the media once in a while hoping Lin would fall for it just like when he surprisingly and naively signed in this cheap and dumb organization.

  • james brown

    hope it will be just in case Jlin finds the hawk his new home.

  • adele

    This is the same exact words I would have said. Thank you for sharing.

  • adele

    That’s why we never cease to follow him. I don’t know with some others but I will always follow Lin. He never cease to amaze me and inspire me. He is an inspiration to a lot of people. That’s why even if his stats is not the same as curry, we still love him like a star on top of every player out there.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Greg really said what I have observed. That’s how I feel about JLin situation as well.

  • Brent Yen

    HEHE

  • your son’s voltaire

    wait, on second thought I don’t want Lin going to ATL because of Dominique Wilkins

  • Phillycheese

    I’ve read that the reason Chhris Webber did not really promote the series on the Michigan Fab Five was because he was not brought up in the ghetto and did not see eye to eye on Jalen Rose’s view of the world.

  • cdblue10

    There were only 2 players that didn’t like Lin during that time and they start to say ridiculous thing about the contract that was offered to him from Houston and it came from their mouth first hand and finally NYK didn’t match that offer.Anthony and Smith collude with each other to that premise.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m so exhilarated that Batum and Walker scored 11 points in 81 minutes of playtime. Give them a max contract. The Hornets deserves that. Another game like this, the Hornets will be outta playoff race because Detroit actually tied with Hornets and Bulls for the last playoff berth, 11 games behind the Cavaliers. Another game like this, the Hornets are goners.

  • sport

    Good! Hornets do not deserve playoffs! If Walker goes to playoffs it will just give Hornets more support that he’s a “star” just like what Rockets did with Harden. We all know it’s because of Lin’s hard work that they even stood a chance!

  • sport

    They are not even going to make playoffs and it serves them right!

  • KHuang

    Wilkins would adore Lin if Lin joined his Hawks.

  • Maknusia

    But I want playoffs, moreover its good for Lin’s portfolio….by adding Lin, he would also be a contributor to bring the team to a playoffs. It carries some weight going into free agency come summer

  • KHuang

    Lin’s not “playing out of position”.

    He has successfully played SG all his life, including right now.

    It so happens that Lin can play PG, SG, and even reserve SF all equally well.

    Since before Linsanity, I’ve always thought of Lin as just a “guard”.

  • KHuang

    When a NBA team scores under 80 points, it’s offense that’s the problem and not the defense.

    Similarly, Lin had more points by himself in the first quarter than the entire Hornets starters did put together before he entered the game.

  • sport

    Except they will continue to marginalize him if they do make playoffs without giving any credit to Lin just like Rockets but worst minutes and role.

  • Maknusia

    I dont care if Hornets gives the credit or not….it will still be as part of Jeremy’s BB portfolio and when free agency begins, the scouters do look at these experience and contribution as well

  • Maknusia

    BTW…not sure if this video was posted after the Indiana games…just in cased it had slipped.

    Obviously I dont understand what they are saying but it seems a good breakdown of plays and bad defense….

    林書豪Jeremy Lin豪防守老馬馴溜馬 第一節2016/2/27

  • KHuang

    Aww, that’s so cute how Kiyan Anthony is BABYSITTING Jeremy Lin!

  • noob

    Just watched the highlights with the ATL announcers and once again that stereotype bias against Lin shows up. When Lin makes the block against Schoeder the ATL announcer says “Wow! Lin with a big time block! You hardly ever see Jeremy make plays like that.”….. umm really? FYI Lin is second on the team this season in blocked shots.

  • Not surprised to hear that at all. All the attention was on Lin and they felt threatened.

  • Credit to Lin, he’s still able to put up numbers when not used properly and when he is having a below par shooting season for his standards.

  • Phillycheese

    More like top three in blocks for PGs.

  • Phillycheese

    Basketball is a team sport. The measure of success are wins and losses and not individual’s performance. I know some are hoping Lin’s team loses. But that is very selfish and I hope the team makes the playoffs because Lin will shine.

  • Phillycheese

    Why does Amare bring up Lin now? He was making a dig at Melo and the best way to get the most effect was to use Lin. If his purpose was sincere he should have spoken up when Lin was a free agent in NYK. I think JR was even more jealous than Melo since Lin earned more than him. I’m not sure Tyson backed Lin much either since his comments afterwards were a dig at Lin. So I don’t think it was all Melo. The guys that ddefinitely had Lin’s back from what I’ve seen were Jeffries, Novak, Landry, Shump and possibly Jerome. Bibby and Harrelson were always joyful when Lin was on the court. and despite taking his spot Toney always seemed to get along with Lin.

  • Phillycheese

    Atlanta will never allow the PG spot to be a competition. Teague has been there too long and Denis is next in line. Milwaukee would be a good spot for Lin – laid back mid western city, exPG for coach, athletic bigs that can P&R and defend. It be kinda cold for a Cali kid though.

  • Phillycheese

    Woodson didn’t think much of Lin, but had to play him because Lin got him wins. Woodson was smart enuff that he had to please Melo so did not openly support Lin.

  • sws94

    I think he is a PG minded guard. At any position he can facilitate however, it all depends on the system and floor dynamics.

  • sws94

    Not so sure about that. He might be another Clyde Drexler.

  • sws94

    I’m with you on everything but Lin to a team that doesn’t have a long-term coach and the next worse position in the East to the team that is rebuilding and is a bottom-dweller in the East. Lin does not like losing or putting up good games for a losing cause.

  • redking79

    Amare can bring up Lin now because they’re both not in NY anymore. What Amare is saying is definitely a dig at Melo, and there was no way he could’ve brought it up until they weren’t teammates anymore.

    I think you’re right about JR Smith, based on what he said about Lin’s contract, there seemed to be jealously. Tyson Chandler said what he did because he was a “company man” while under contract with the Knicks. Despite that and the hard fouls, I think he is Lin’s friend. Remember he showed up to Lin’s charity events in Houston.

  • sws94

    Totally different. KP is a fantastic player however and has a bright future if he stays healthy. He will take the star mantle from Anthony. Lin just happened to turn the whole city into something magical like no other player I can remember at the Garden (that wasn’t on the visiting team). P will probably have the better overall career.

  • David Kim

    I agree. He couldn’t say it because he was still in New York. I think melo and smith were jealous about Lin but not Tyson.

  • Acbc

    IMO, it takes time for a team to devolve like the Knicks have. Knicks did make the playoffs the year after Lin left. I’ve always said that coach Lin helps his teammates to find their ideal play patterns. Lin leaves a natural flow in the team that will remain for a while but after a period of time, they’ll revert back to their old ways.

    Amar is making these comments now because he’s almost out of the game so he doesn’t care what happens politically anymore. I don’t think it’s just a dig at Melo. Even the most blind Knicks fan knows that they need a real PG to run the team. He is stating the obvious that Lin was the best thing that happened to the team for years and “certain” people were too jealous to allow it to continue.

    Stat could have been easily talking about Rox as well and just substituted the names. The story has remained the same every where Lin goes. Without the correlative examples of Houston, La and Charlette, Amar could be said to be spewing sour grapes. I think his comments were in response to pointed questions from reporters and he was only telling it as it was. When Knicks fans are chanting for the Heats, something is just not right in Gothum.

  • heart

    IMO, Melo was the ‘head of the snake’ puking w/ envy against Lin w/ his ‘Ridiculous’ contract comment. IIRC, JR also suggested about ‘locker room’ unhappiness if Lin were to resign w/ Knicks around that time of Lin’s FA.

  • Acbc

    Like the way they let Lin shine last night? Woohoo! 20 minutes of PT while the useless starters played double what Lin played. They were fighting for a playoff berth against a good conference team and chose to handcuff their best player of the game. Can we say “Houston versus Portland”? Lol

  • sws94

    The Knicks fans were chanting for the Heat? That’s good to hear.

  • sws94

    I’m sorry but you’ll never know when Lin will be needed to step up. The Rockets didn’t treat Lin well yet he was absolutely needed to step up game 5 against Portland and he did. If he’s on the floor there’s always a possibility that he’ll do well. He’s not so shut out that he doesn’t play at all. If he’s in the playoffs, chances are, he’ll be big at least in one game and he’ll play at least 4 provided he’s healthy. What if you were a Lamb fan? There’s much more a chance he doesn’t play much than Lin. Or Daniels? He may hardly play at all.

    And really he does what he does and observant people will notice. Not everyone and that’s nothing new.

  • KHuang

    That’s because Wilkins hardly sees Lin play, period.

    Besides, that wasn’t even the biggest block Lin did against the Hawks.

    When Lin spiked Josh Smith and Smth’s shot in that Hawks Rockets game 2012, Wilkins probably wasn’t commenting on that game.

  • Michael

    There was another veteran in Melo’s corner, Baron Davis.

  • Phillycheese

    No one is forcing you to watch.

  • adele

    Sorry. Lin doesn’t need anymore to add from this team.

  • Acbc

    Lol, I guess you must be really happy about Houston…oops, Hornets winning without Lin. Make Lin do the dirty work is okay? I’m not. I couldn’t care less what happens to them.

    I haven’t watched their games for a while. There’s a lot of people just watching highlights now, like me. I watch GSW or Raptors games instead because this team is just depressing.

  • adele

    Correct! So no play offs for Hornets and let Lin enjoy his break and get ready for a new signing season.

  • adele

    He can add a lot in his portfolio but if he is marginalized his portfolio will not be brought into the court. I’m sorry but I’m being very protective about injuries and that will definitely hinder any team if he is hurt.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hoping them to lose and expecting them to lose are not the same.

  • heart

    Scouters choose what they want to see in Lin’s portfolio. If they did such a good job, Lin would have been drafted and been a starter pg leading a team by now. Does not matter what Lin can add to his portfolio anymore. He has proven himself many times. Lin just needs support and opportunity.

  • Brent Yen

    I even skip highlight sometimes…LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What Amar said is still happening to Lin, don’t pretend that it’s not. Clifford and Kemba are much worse than Woodson and Melo.

  • Brent Yen

    and you came back from the sleep…

  • Dorothy

    Can I put it this way, Woodson and Melo intention is very obvious, Clifford and Kemba is more subtle for fans don’t follow Lin closely?

  • Acbc

    Lin can play SG very well but as PG is when he can use his full brain speed and multidimensional imagination to make his teammates better.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Their intentions are very well the same accept Lin had most of pro-Lin media behind him during Linsanity unlike Houston, LA and now Charlotte.

    Melo and Woodson tried to stop the fire while Kemba and Cliff prevented the fire to start, JMO.

  • Brent Yen

    woooohoooo!

  • Acbc

    Me too, especially the “lowlights”! Lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Anyone here still think Schroder is better than Lin?

    That block was monster and you don’t see that from a PG (btw he’s Asian). Only PF like LBJ could do that.

  • noob

    before I would have said you all are nuts that there is no ill will toward JLin, but lately I too have been witnessing things and have to agree with you all to a certain extent. I don’t think there is intentional slighting of Lin- but there is a lot of subtle things that show up. In the Indiana game Stephanie Ready was heaping praise on KW for 2 easy passes he made for scores. Then shortly there after, Lin made that very difficult pass to Lamb downcourt for a score and she didn’t say a thing. Only after Dell said something about that play did Stephanie say “yes”

  • Dorothy

    Yes, totally.
    I remember someone on this site said Kemba is humble and nice, I never believed it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Her biases are not hard to spot, yours was just a small size sample. I wish Dell would do more of the analyst than Ready.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes and so was Melo, in fact Melo said many good things to the media about Lin during Linsanity too.

  • heart

    Some of us here have been pointing out her biased commentaries towards Lin. Notice how she would always be ready w/praises for anything KW or NB did, but never would bring up Lin’s good play until her colleagues mention it. We spotted her biases since Day 1.

  • KHuang

    This freezout anti Lin stuff in the NBA has been going on for the last 6 seasons.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I love this quote:

    twitter.com/chankpc/status/703235385749540864

  • Dorothy

    Yep, I remember that. Now look back I think he and Woodson might conspire to get rid of MDA so that Melo helped Woodson to be the head coach and Woodson helped Melo to marginalize Lin and eventually chase Lin out of NY.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Things are slowly connected.

  • I wish NBA fans would be smart enough to know Scroder’s starter stats were worse than his reserve stats. So he struggled playing against starters. But JLin stats is the opposite.

    JLin’s starter stats are much better than his reserve stats because he got a chance to handle the ball more.
    If there are 76ers rumors to give Scroder max contract, we should tweet these stats to expose the truth.

    It’s sad that so many NBA powers want to maintain the narrative that JLin is just a backup PG due to politics.

  • Linzen

    I guess I’m not very wise. I still watch all the games… sometimes with a VERY HIGH blood pressure.

  • David Kim

    the most popular comments from article “Stoudemire Comments on Why Jeremy Lin Left ” on Knicks bleacher report.

    How many likes? LOL

  • Acbc

    I almost gagged one game when she went off about a pass from Batum to Lin about how “this is Hronets basketball”…..waaah? Reminiscent of 3 stooges saying how no one cares who scores on the Rox when Beverley gave up an open layup to Lin. That was a double bagger. Lol. Kemba and Harden passing? Delusional flat earth comments.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    and how many of them really know that Lin mostly plays spot up shooter with Kemba unlike Schroder who got to play the PG without Jeff Teague on the floor?

  • grover chang

    Tyson feasted on Lin’s play making. I doubt he was jealous. He probably wishes he had LIn in Phoenix right now. His current pg don’t know how to pass like Lin. After Nash retired, no PG passes like Lin in the league.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I have to thank Amar and I don’t care what his motive was but because of him we relive Linsanity again.

    Linsanity was real and his true fans still believe it will happen again…..somewhere else other than Charlotte.

  • KHuang

    Jeremy Lin is bigger, stronger, faster, and more proven than Dennis Schroeder.

    But because Lin is Asian, NBA front offices think Schroeder is badly outplaying Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t believe all NBA front offices.

  • JFirst

    Jeremy listens to Bieber’s songs, if I remember it right (from his last Facebook interview)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You know fans with his posters all over bedroom, tattoo, etc…..but it might be a bad example.

  • JFirst

    Someone posted a video of that and media reports talked about it, including the closing paragraph on the New York Times article on Amare: “Anthony played a game-high 41 minutes and scored a team-high 25 points. But it was not enough. He dropped his head and put his hands on his hips as a “Let’s go Heat!” chant filled the arena with less than a minute to play.”

  • KHuang

    Other site is DONE.

    Racists have completely taken over.

    Dan Cohen, get your nonracist butt over here with us onto this beautifully moderated forum!

  • KHuang

    Who, then?

    I see NO EVIDENCE of that.

  • Weifang

    hehe, you havn’t watched Lin’s game for a long time, have you?

  • KHuang

    And since that is the case, shouldn’t NBA teams be looking at Lin as a terrific potential shooting guard who is averaging nearly 20 points as a starting SG for this Charlotte team?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not yet and I won’t put the entire NBA FOs are.

  • JoeTeam

    Careful, you will be banned there. JK. We need Ten Ten.

  • Let’s not comment about other forums inner workings here out of respect for them.

    And let’s leave someone else’s rear-end in peace =)

  • KHuang

    yes, I shall leave Dan’s rear end in peace!

  • KHuang

    LIKE I CARE.

    about being banned.

    Ten ten, yes he would be terrific here. So would a lot of other guys.

  • KHuang

    If you are right, that’ll be THE FIRST front office that regards Lin as an actual NBA player.

  • KHuang

    NBA front offices don’t even think Lin is good enough to be an 12th man, let alone a rotation backup.

  • sws94

    Could be that it was eating at him or to expose people he feels need to be exposed. That’s still more reason than timing though.

  • golfhacker

    I actually started to watch the other team’s feeds because her praises for Kemba make me want to throw up.

  • Uh-Oh

    Your phone needs charge.

  • Do you know that JLin’s 3P% in Feb is 38.1% (highest % since Nov)
    but his FG% is at 39% (lowest % since Nov)?

    (refresh for pic)

  • heart

    Another revelation about Amar’e’s comment that I see is the fact that he’s actually validated Lin is becoming a “star”. Whether he meant basketball or personality or both, we know one thing that impediments have been placed in Lin’s every step of the way to achieve his full potential after Linsanity 1.0. That’s really sad to see… Barring any future events/injury, we still have hope that Linsanity 2.0 will happen somehow according to God’s timing. If not, it will be ashamed and karma will get those who intentionally impede Lin’s path…

  • BTW Kemba’s Feb 3P% is a bit lower than JLin at 37.7%

    It tells me that even without the ball in his hands much, JLin has been very efficient in taking his 3s.

  • adele

    And that’s more hurting. It will leave Lin in the cold.

  • dave lam

    Amare looking after himself too. He was playing with Melo without much success. Then Lin comes along and he loves it cause he can pick and roll like the old days with Nash Fits his game.
    Jealously happens in all pro sports
    Better players accept it move on and become team players
    Jealous players never improve

  • David Kim

    LOL

  • TTNN

    uh, sample size, he took the least 3FGA in Feb too.

  • KHuang

    What I loved about Lin’s game is that he played totally under control and with great patience despite being deliberately frozen out.

    It would be understandable if Lin got anxious on his rare possessions. But Lin has taken his toxic situation in stride and is playing his own game within the game. I felt that Lin “won” despite his bad +/- that was artificially dragged down by Walker and Batum’s terrible selfish play.

    Lin is making good clean possessions with unselfish teamball. He’s running exactly the same pace as a low minute low usage bench player as he would be as a high minute high usage starter.

    If Lin plays like he did last game for the rest of his career, I will be totally pleased even if he is only allowed to play about 20 minutes per game.

  • KHuang

    People are just saying they hate Lin AND his fans, that’s all.

  • TTNN

    no, I don’t think JR, Tyson were more jealous, it is obviously they are trying to kiss up to Melo, especially Tyson. What Tyson said is really out of the reality and he was the most benefited person out of Linsanity. But the timing there, obviously he could see who is in charge, thus he need to say things to pick side and he selected Melo’s side.

    that makes me question about his integrity, but on the other hand, it is also understandable, that’s why Lin is still a friend with Tyson, and yeah, Tyson still get traded or dumped by knicks, even he was trying to kiss up Melo. So he got what he deserved.

    Same with JR. And JR got dumped too.

  • noob

    actually I’ve been watching almost every game since the start of Linsanity

  • noob

    yeah I also remember earlier in the season Dell and Eric were selecting player of the game and were ready to give it to Lin who was the high scorer, and Stephanie said something like “shouldn’t we wait until more game has been played?” or something like that

  • heart

    You’re correct. That very comment cemented my suspicion of her biases from Day 1.

  • Part of it was the 9-day All-Star Break and a 29-day Feb month.
    Plus playing the 2nd least Min/Game at 23.9 (Nov was 22.5mpg)

    In a way, JLin’s back to his limited min like in Nov.
    But interestingly, his 3pt shot selection ratio in Feb dropped to 26% vs 33% in Nov.
    So he chose to drive inside more in Feb.

    And he drew more FTs with his drives in Feb than in Nov as indicated by the FTA/FGA ratio (44% in Feb vs 36% in Nov).

    So I’m glad JLin is definitely more aggressive to attack inside and be rewarded with more FTs in Feb, although he played similar limited min as in Nov. He would need it as the Hornets approaches playoff time. Clifford would have no choice but to play him more knowing he can draw FTs in crunch time.

  • Rick Johnson

    Me too. The opposing announcers are more accurate and call it as they see it with no Charlotte agenda. Stephanie Ready is like a Kemba, Batum cheerleader, just gets annoying. Atlanta announcers were accurately observing that JLin was carrying the team.

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  • grover chang

    We have already seen Jeremy best people as nice Jeremy. I would be fearful of going against righteous anger Jeremy. People would burn in his wake.

  • Linzen

    Amen. But I hope he can bring some of this righteous anger to some of his racially discriminating coaches, teammates and FO people…

  • Yascar

    Good man.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Not Everyone On The Charlotte Hornets Is Thrilled With Linsanity Too!!!

  • Uh-Oh

    What’s the joke?

  • H

    NBA needs diversity too.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Stereotyping Asian kids….in America?!

  • Uh-Oh

    I wish I am the Asian they thought I am. Smart, and good at math.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Let’s start with Hornets…

  • Ray Lam

    Just shows that some of these announcers don’t do their due diligence. They love to ASSume.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Not any Asian…

  • Uh-Oh

    For being good at math and smart?
    Well, keep stereotyping then. Lol!
    Ok, this kind of joke is so outdated!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    More towards child labour

  • Ray Lam

    Nice post! I totally forgot about the 60 minutes interview.

  • KHuang

    GO LIN!!!

  • kauaiblue

    What happened?

  • Linzen

    Sad thing is they thought they are diverse.
    European player – good
    African player – sure
    Australian player – no problem
    Asian player – NOOOOOOOOO

  • KHuang

    Oh, I see.

    Actually, I LIKED the joke!

    Nothing wrong with a bunch of Asian kids held up as bankers!

  • KHuang

    And yet I actually liked Chris Rock’s skit with the Asian kids posing as bankers!

    I saw no racism there.

  • wu kong

    the assumption is that all Asians are smart, book smart… and what goes with that is weak physically… just like the stereotype of black being physically gifted and mentally incompetent. both are WRONG!

    All stereotypes attempt to boil people down to one specific thing… when in fact people are an amalgamation of MANY things. Guess what there are dumb Asians , there are smart blondes, there are smart athletic tall Asians that can not only drive cars but fly jet airplanes and they are women to boot.

  • Robin Lundberg ESPN Radio:
    31:31 “Tyson Chandler and @jlin7 had impeccable chemistry with the high pick and roll game”
    “I also know melo wasn’t happy with that situation.. a player on that team told me Melo was actively jealous and destructive to Lin”
    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=14869728
    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/704378319790190592

  • grover chang

    Lin overall fg percentage has been dropping as well as his ts%. It’s a little disturbing. Some how if he just played pg all the time I think his fg percentage would go back up to its peak during linsanity.

  • Linzen

    I like Robin. 🙂

  • I think the stereotyping is the problem.
    It becomes clear if African-Americans were boxed in a skit as NBA players for fun. There would be more uproar if that’s the case.

    The message for diversity should be no matter what color of the skin, people can do things well.
    A skit involving orange or green kids would be better to drive down the point =)

  • grover chang

    In politics you tag onto the person you think will carry you up with them. I guess Cliff and ready feel like that person is Walker.

  • KHuang

    I still liked Chris Rock’s skit.

    In fact, he put more Asians on a TV screen for a big audience than American has done in a LONG time.

    Maybe Chris Rock could’ve had one Asian boy, one white girl, one black teenager, and one Middle Eastern kid.

    I dunno.

  • H

    how many percentage of NBA players should be Asian?

  • I agree. Chris Rock can pull a funny skit with a diverse group of kids.
    That would be more unifying than just poking fun at 1 stereotype.

    He missed the boat to drive down a point.

  • KHuang

    I vividly remember when white European guards were seen as “too unathletic” to compete in the NBA.

    But then guys like Sarunas Marciulionis came in and showed right away that they could compete, albeit nowhere near a Lin level.

    The anti Asian racism against Lin that still is going on in the NBA, I’ve never seen so much ongoing resistance toward a productive NBA player due to his race.

  • KHuang

    Well, I “forgive” Chris Rock.

    I think he genuinely was trying to HELP the Asian American community by using his entertainment clout to bring up three Asian kids with him.

    Nobody else but Chris Rock would dare bring up a bunch of Asian kids on the world television screen, so he deserves credit.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin’s fans are very smart people. trust their opinions

  • KHuang

    A cutesy little joke where Chris Rock brought up three Asian kids posing as “bankers”, that’s what happened.

  • kauaiblue

    Hmmm… well, i guess thats better than bank robbers!

  • KHuang

    I always thought that Carmelo Anthony’s dislike of Lin was more because Lin forced Anthony to play much harder winning teamball than Anthony was accustomed to, not because Anthony disliked Lin’s race.

    At least Coach Mike Woodson had the good sense to play the hardworking Jeremy Lin and the slacking Carmelo Anthony just enough such that they could bust their buns to easily win games in the first half and then sit out entire fourth quarters lazily!!!

  • KHuang

    Perhaps, but I as an Asian American didn’t see any stereotyping with Chris Rock’s skit.

    There are many Asian American bankers, and so seeing three Asian kids posing as bankers doesn’t bother me.

    I’d have the same exact nonreaction if there were three white kids or three black kids or 1 girl and two boys or whatever.

  • Acbc

    Not saying anything about wisdom at all. It’s more about strength of constitution IMO. Lol, my stomach aches, blood pressure boils and face turns red. Haha

    I’m glad that you watch the games and sacrifice “your eyes only” for the rest of us. I salute your bravery and thank you in advance for your service to us.

  • Jealousy was Melo’s main problem as Robin stated one player told him in 2012 that he was angry Melo made things difficult in the locker-room.

    I don’t know if race played a big part in the jealousy but JLin’s undrafted status and bench player definitely riled up Melo at the time. Robin said he got better over the years by mentoring Porzingis but again, Porzingis was the #4 draft pick and Melo had the incentive not to be blamed the 2nd time as the bad guy in driving out JLin in 2012.

  • Spot

    Glad the truth is coming out.

  • Rick Johnson

    The “Jeremy, Jeremy” chants and “MVP, MVP” chants in MSG probably rubbed Melo the wrong way.

  • Spot

    Well done Jeremy. Even if I’m not Asian, this must stop.

  • Linzen

    There are seven continents. So let’s says 14%.
    Hahaha, sorry I don’t know. I think it would be dangerous to put an arbitrary number to it.
    Like Chris Rock was saying last night, all they ask for was a fair opportunity.
    So, all I ask is that teams can keep an open mind and colour blind eyes when they give Jeremy (or any asian player for that matter) a fair opportunity to proof himself. And when his numbers justify it, give him a fair chance to start. Don’t cook up some lame excuses to demote him to backup, or putting him at SG, or cutting his minutes to 20 a game…

  • Uh-Oh

    May be Chris Rock is trying to do something here to raise people’s awareness about how stupidly they are when they make “stereotype comments” such as these.
    These people just lack comes sense to realize that each individual is different. Either race, stereotype is annoying.

  • grover chang

    April 6, Knicks better be good by then. If they could chant GO HEAT at MSG, I could see them chanting “Jeremy” again when Hornets come to town.

  • Spot

    Problem is not Melo in here. Melo was defending his money and his interests.

    We are talking about an organization who sacked D’Antoni after a 9-1 run just because they lost couple od games; let a player choose his favorite coach and let go away FOR NOTHING the best player they had in a long time without even trying to keep him for the first 2 years when they had to pay him 5 mln!

    The Knicks are a joke. Melo was and still is smart cause he’s earning 20+ mln dollars per year.

  • Spot

    Stats don’t say nothing. The majority of the times Jeremy must shoot or orchestrate something in less than 10 seconds.

    Kemba got the ball when he wants and shoots what he wants. Still Jeremy has better percentage. That’s amazing.

    So Hornets are a joke too, like the Knicks, the Lakers and the Rockets and their so called stars and their useless GMs.

  • Melo and CAA had influence over Dolan so he was behind MDA getting fired if you listen to Robin’s commentary.

    Then when JLin would agree to $5M/yr with the Knicks but told to find a different contract out there, Melo would’ve exerted the same influence to scapegoat JLin as “greedy”.

    The biggest proof was when Melo broke the unwritten rule of calling another player’s contract as ‘ridiculous’.

    Sady, Melo is all about self-preservation to protect his money and fame in NY.
    That’s why Amare didn’t feel sorry when Melo complained about the losing ways because he brought it to himself.

    So yeah, the Knicks catered to a diva and paid the price. The same happens with the Lakers and Rockets but the NBA owners just don’t learn.

  • Rick Johnson

    Me too. Would be more relevant if JLin breaks out and gets to be a star though. Then it would be a bigger story because NYK let Melo make them miss out on an All Star. Now it’s like he’s just a backup.

  • your son’s voltaire

    here is an interesting article that went under the radar (at least for me) during Linsanity that pretty much said Melo ran Lin and MDA out of NY. i truly believe that the whole Rockets signing and blaming Lin for it was all cooked up by Dolan and Melo’s Agents..

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1375878-carmelo-anthony-reportedly-jealous-of-linsanity-ran-jeremy-lin-out-of-new-york

  • Spot

    At least Knicks will have James and Paul with Melo next summer; Lakers will have Durant; but Rockets and Hornets will still be trash for years to come…

  • Uh-Oh

    Its on purpose asking three Asian kids instead of one white one black one Asian.
    They do that not to show there are many Asian bankers or accountants.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re going too fast too sure.

  • The numbers show that Lin knows what he must do to survive.
    He attacked more in Feb and get a lot of FTs but he chose to shoot his 3PT wisely and with more efficiency than in Nov when he also got low PT.

    The Hornets sadly chose not to utilize JLin more to reach the playoff because it can reflect badly on their Kemba-centric system. Many times winning is not the #1 priority but ego is.

  • Linzen

    I like your thinking. But considering how Hornets are icing Jeremy out right now… I don’t know man. 🙁
    It is still a month away… a lot can happen then.

  • Spot

    MJ can’t stand people who doesn’t wears Nike. They think Kemba’s contract is a bargain too so Jeremy is not needed.

    We’ve seen this so many times. My hope and prayers are for MDA to stay in Philly and pnr Lin and Embiid cause they are the same, both religious, both happy persons.

  • Spot

    You will see in 2017.

  • sws94

    I have a hard time taking an assertion seriously that MJ doesn’t like people who don’t wear Nike sneakers.

  • ViNuyork

    Amare S. latest interview validated this article…t’was always been Melo’s jealousy-Melo was overshadowed….MSG was rocking during LInsanity-..I personally witnessed it during the lakers game…. Melo won’t have a problem with KP right now…went to some knicks game this season and MSG right now with KP is nothing compared to Linsanity….we just went there to watch Jlin with the Hornets…won’t waste my $$ anymore with the knicks

  • Rick Johnson

    I wish D’Antoni had the guts to bench Melo during that losing stretch after Linsanity. If he was going to end up leaving anyways might as well to show why the Knicks were losing.

  • your son’s voltaire

    you Knicks fans got the best and worst of Linsanity

  • your son’s voltaire

    i feel the same but coaches know it’s a star player’s league and benching one would only be suicidal to his coaching career

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Next free agency signing is summer 2016

  • Yascar

    Undrafted, Harvard grad, smart, middle class, Christian, Asian and proud of all of the above. Jeremy just went against the grain on every category in the NBA. And a lot of people, particularly the faux star Melo, just find that really hard to accept. Even now, a comment or a tweet from Jeremy would inevitably get a “you s…k” reply for no apparent reason except that it gives some sad person out there the satisfaction of having told Jeremy Lin that he is mediocre and will never amount to anything. Well they can tell him he s..ks for the rest of his life and it simply isn’t true. Jeremy has already achieved more than his haters ever will.

  • Rick Johnson

    If he was going to leave anyway why not? What would happen? They’d fire him? Still getting paid either way.

  • sws94

    Lin’s more likeable. More personality, more charismatic, more articulate, more dynamic to watch. He took over and Melo may actually have been scared of where this Linsanity could go. Also Lin had a bunch of guys liking him so Melo had to split the rankings. He used whatever remaining star power he thought he had to oust D’Antoni.

  • your son’s voltaire

    MDA still wanted to coach and if he benched Melo, he’d have a very difficult time finding a head coaching gig elsewhere. Larry Brown knows first hand what going up against a star player did for his career

  • John Focker

    Precisely, in addition to jealousy, Melo felt genuinely threatened by Lin’s rise to prominence.

  • Acbc

    IMO, MDA was trying to bench Melo but was told not to. He gave them an ultimatum to choose his way or no way. The Knicks like Lakers said “no way” you’ll bench my stars. MDA lost his gambit and resigned.

  • sws94

    He was going to at the least reduce his playing time and change his role while playing. Melo was too much of a ball stopper in the freer more open flow of the offense and didn’t pass enough. Melo made a half-hearted attempt in 3 games I can remember but then started sulking and outright quit on D’Antoni.

  • Dan Ang

    Yeah its pretty old…Azn-Americans aren’t athletic, only excel at academics, bad drivers, men have small members, blah blah blah…not only are Asian Americans invisible but also OK to use them as punching bags.

  • your son’s voltaire

    pretty much this. he didn’t just not buy into the system, he sabotaged it

  • Yascar

    Yes, time will only tell how it all pans out. Whether people get their just desserts and the good guys win out in the end. But it’s business at the end of the day, and people naturally choose to side with the stereotypical star than the breakout Asian kid. They think it’s safer that way.

    When I think about how far he’s come though, I do think Jeremy has done an incredible job with his life and his career.

  • And amazingly, Melo vs Amare feud continues on twitter
    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Berman/status/704432674375639049

  • ViNuyork

    Jlin will always be one of us- nuyrkers ….we still cheer for him when ever he comes to play in MSG–he will always have his followings….

  • your son’s voltaire

    IT IS SO ON!

  • Joe what do you know

    Just take a look at NBA 2K16 My Career storyline by Spike Lee. That’s about the only version of underdog story the majority of NBA community would accept….

  • kauaiblue

    Carmelo anthony is dumber than i thought… which was pretty dumb…

  • kauaiblue

    That woulda been cool… hope he says something now!

  • kauaiblue

    You saw Knicks v. lakers?? please describe what it was like… in detail please!!

  • LinMad

    hollywood is pretty racist. I am ashamed it’s from California. The jokes at the Oscars were really corny and offensive. I didn’t even laugh at the black jokes. It was awkward all around, not just for Asian jokes but black jokes too. Chris Rock’s material was bad. Also at the end, they played that “FIGHT THE POWER” song and I was thinking “damn, they are really trolling black people”. I think the theme that day was to get back at those black people who were protesting the Oscars. However, it kept going and going and sometimes I felt they went too far with it.

  • Acbc

    I remember that and I also think they sabotaged Lin and set him up to take the fall against the Heat. Word was Lebron and Wade were fighting to be the one to guard Lin. Melo probably knew all about it IMO.

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlotte playing 3rd worst team in the NBA tomorrow at home. Should be a blowout. Kemba will go back to scoring a bunch, pad his stats and Charlotte will go back to touting their superstar. Fools gold.

  • Joe what do you know

    I generally hate reality TV shows like The Real HousewIves and Kardashians etc. But this one is getting interesting….

  • Maknusia

    hahaha you found it

  • Joe what do you know

    I say let nature takes its course. Karma always comes around…..

  • Maknusia

    your points are justified and I respect and understand your opinion

  • adele

    Likewise. I know that the bottom line is we both care for Lin. But I care about him as a person first not just as a basketball player.

  • Rick Johnson

    That would irritate Melo so much. LOL

  • Pete B

    Not if Linsanity keeps rolling tho

  • Pete B

    Melo went into an inexplicable ‘shooting slump ‘ right after Linsanity the when Woodson became head coach it went away
    Rumors on knicks online and realgm said Melo had elbow injury!?!

  • Michael

    I never left. Been sleep watching here for weeks.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    With Kemba and Cliff, who knows what will happen in Game 59. A win game may lose because of isos. I’m that pessimistic with this org now:-(

  • John Focker

    Last time they met it was the Hornets who were getting blown out. Do NOT underestimate Kemba “the Abyss” Walker.

    “Cornerstone” material indeed…

  • Michael

    Melo is just playing it smarter, but anytime anyone peels off that layer of false coolness, he always shows that self centered true self.

  • KHuang

    Since I’m from Phoenix, I have had the misfortune of watching the Suns predictably fall apart.

    I really dislike the new coach, Earl Watson. He is causing the Suns to fall apart even more than they already have.

    It should be an easy blowout victory for the Hornets with Lin playing well under 20 minutes.

  • KHuang

    Look here, a Lin hater (Anthony) vs a Lin fan (Stoudemire).

    Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire should troll it out on the other forum, though I doubt Anthony would be able to withstand grizzled NBA veteran forum members like ME.

  • John Focker

    Not unlike the Rockets, I think the Suns should flush it starting with the GM.

  • KHuang

    They’ve gotta get rid of their weak selfish defenseless frail
    overpaid backcourt in Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.

    Those two are at the heart of why Phoenix has been so bad.

    Jeremy Lin as the new Suns starter could easily singlehandedly turn that underachieving Suns
    team around.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Alejandro Inarritu, in accepting his Best Director Oscar for “The Revenant”, said :

    … so what a great opportunity for our generation to really liberate ourselves of all prejudice and this tribal thinking and make sure for once and forever, the color of your skin becomes as irrelevant as the length of our hair.”

    See Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund : http://aaldef.org/blog/emil-guillermo-oscarssowhite-oscars-so-long-dull-and-out-of-focus-1.html

  • grover chang

    LOL. Pacer lose. Hornets now 6th place.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LOL even it meant nothing, just one lose could bring them to 9th.

  • KHuang

    By the way, one mistaken narrative that I keep hearing about Lin is that he is “slow”.

    Even among Lin fans, I read them complaining that he doesn’t move fast enough sometimes.

    The thing that people don’t realize is that Lin is so fundamentally sound that he is able to make decisions smoothly and without rushing.

    Most of today’s NBA guards, including some of the “stars”, are not fundamentally sound. They don’t make the right decisions, and so they are constantly scrambling. That’s not so for Lin who rarely plays in a panic.

    Obviously, Lin still has elite speed that allows him to physically blow past anyone in the NBA off the dribble. But Lin has learned to pick his spots in a way that gets his team going.

  • Acbc

    Chris Rock told a joke about how the academy was racist. “It’s not the neck swinging from a tree type of racism anymore…its sorority racism. Rock’s punch line was “we like you, we really do, but your not “Cappa enough” ” Kinda like BS’s I like Jeremy, I really do comment….but sorry your not black enough, lol.

    I once played on a local old timer softball team in my 40s to try and get to know my neighbours. I was told by 2 teams the same sorority excuse. “We like you and you played great, but, you don’t fit in socially in our group”. I was one of the best players on both teams, but I wasn’t “Cappa”.

    Minorities gets labeled with all sorts of slander. They don’t want us to live next to them and yet they complain about how we getto ourselves together into little Chinatown, or Koreatown, or Greektown, or little Italy. As a country that prides itself in being a melting pot of races, there’s parts of that pot no one wants any part of. What choice do I have but to socialize with my own if I’m not “Cappa” enough?

  • KHuang

    Younger generation Americans are nowhere near as prejudiced as the Americans of our generation.

    Besides, there are always people like my BFF in real life JE Ballew who is an older American white male but comes from a totaly nonracist background. JE in real life has faced his share of professional and personal discrimination in his life and thus can fully relate to you and me and Lin.

    By the way, the kinds of Americans you faced who rejected you for your race are people that often don’t get along with other Americans of any color!

  • Maknusia

    The ego inNBA is too high

  • Acbc

    It’s a lot more subtle now but at least it’s not life threatening. Lol

  • Marie Simon

    I just hope and wish with all those news out there that JLin will finally be given a chance the second time around to be a starter and to prove to the entire world that he isn’t a fluke, mediocre, slow, defenseless as portrayed by those biased medias.

  • John Focker

    Yeah, and it was the GM got those two there in the first place. Like you previously mentioned, never should’ve brought Knight in. IMHO, once Knight was in, the one to get rid of was Bledsoe, not Dragic. Somehow I felt that McDonough was sticking it to Hornacek, maybe even run him out of town.

    These dumb GMs always trying to wow the wrong players: Melo, Bledsoe, Batum, etc. when the REAL difference makers are kicked out of the way.

  • KHuang

    Today, overt racism against Asian Americans is more about overtly bypassing and ignoring Asians than targeting them for insults and physical violence.

    I’ll take the halycon quiet of being ignored over the sturm and drang of beating racist attackers into a pulp, especially physically.

  • John Focker

    Get in line, NY media loves to grind the axe with Melo. LOL

  • KHuang

    The instant Robert Sarver signed Eric Bledsoe to that bloated max contract, I wrote on these forums that the move would set the Suns back for YEARS.

    Then getting Knight just made it worse.

    The Suns are DOOMED for years to come.

  • KHuang

    I’d CUT the line to get a piece of Anthony!

  • John Focker

    Now same thing’s gonna happened to Hornets (in addition to Kemba Walker) if Batum decides to stay in CHA for max. Though I get the feeling that he does not enjoy playing with Walker and prefers to go somewhere else if offered the same money.

  • MorlockO

    Biggest impact I think is Al Jefferson… his 20 minutes a game sucks the energy from everyone on defense…

  • CJSHYY
  • LinMad

    its also the offense, their is less off ball movement when Al is on the floor. I’m also tired of seeing Alfense.

  • rookie75094

    The rockettes got beat again….yeah….evil will always get karma.

  • Joe what do you know

    Truth….

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Hope they will not make it to playoff this season.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s just so hard to pick between Melo and Kemba, one is ball stopper while the other is ball-hogger and neither is ball defender.

  • LinMad

    Funny how every team Lin left, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers are struggling so much this season. And the team Lin joined that didn’t make the playoffs last season is in good shape (although it is very competitive in the East).

  • Joe what do you know

    How can you snub Harden. He at least deserves a nomination….

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ouch, maybe Melo is a hot subject.

  • kauaiblue

    JE seems like a cool dude… just out of curiosoty, whay kind of discrimination did he face? If you and he dont mind sharing…

  • your son’s voltaire

    my vote goes to kobe!

  • Since it’s getting too long to follow this Amare vs Melo ongoing drama, here’s a new thread
    Amare vs Melo Feud; Insinuated Melo Not a Fan of Lin Becoming a Star
    http://www.jlinportal.com/amare-vs-melo-feud-insinuated-melo-not-a-fan-of-lin-becoming-a-star/

    Out of the blue, Amare confirmed what many NY fans suspected that Carmelo Anthony was not a fan of Jeremy Lin becoming a star in New York in 2012.

    Stoudemire played four and a half seasons with the Knicks, and his time overlapped with former fan favorite Lin. Although he did not mention any names, Stoudemire said not every Knick was thrilled with Lin’s exploding popularity back then. “If he stayed, it would’ve been cool,” Stoudemire said of Lin, who played one season in New York from 2011-12.

    “But everyone wasn’t a fan of him being the new star, so he didn’t stay long. But Jeremy was a great, great guy. Great teammate. He worked hard. He put the work in, and we’re proud of him to have his moment. “I truly bought into it. I thought it was great. Maybe three-fourths of the team thought it was great. But if you don’t have a full team that buys into a system, it’s never going to pan out.” Amar’e Stoudemire on Knicks’ triangle offense

    A lot of times, you gotta enjoy someone’s success,” he continued. “And that wasn’t the case for us during that stretch. … You got to enjoy that. You got to let that player enjoy himself and cherish those moments. He was becoming a star, and I don’t think everybody was pleased with that.”

    A day later, Carmelo Anthony tweets about ‘petty feelings of others’ a day after Amar’e says not all Knicks were fans of Lin.

    What’s interesting from Melo’s response was he did not explicitly say he was happy for Jeremy Lin for becoming a star in 2012, which would reject the assertion that he drove Lin out of NY. It further confirmed NBA fans suspicion that Melo was the reason that Lin didn’t stay long in NY.

  • Joe what do you know

    I don’t care who wins out in the end. I just want to hear their acceptance speech…. “Thank you SO MUCH Director Byron! I wouldn’t have done it without you…. I have to thank the Busses from Lakers Pictures for allowing this project to go ahead….. Thanks to all the fans out there for supporting Titanic II”

  • Mr Chuckles

    Seriously. Why can’t he be one of the starters again?

  • james brown

    selfishness is Melo’s problem. Already having it all, he doesn’t want to share or even, carmelo wants more, and JLIN was on his way!

  • Phillycheese

    I like watching Lin play. Am I happy he only got 21 min? No, but its not worth causing a tantrum. You’re taking this way too personnally. Lin is being marginalised, not you or me.

  • Sueki

    HAHAHAHA…….. best observation.

  • DaBoss

    You can bet Melo instigated it

  • Acbc

    I’m a LOF. I’m invested emotionally to his situation BECAUSE that’s what BEING A FAN means. It upsets me too much to watch him suffer the indignities of misuse and marginalization. If you don’t feel for him, then that’s on you.

    When I see a car crash on a highway, I don’t slow down to see mangle flesh and twisted wreckage like the rubberneckers that feed on their purient curiosity. I’d look away and drive as quickly from the scene if I could. Lin is on a train wreck now.

  • ViNuyork

    Haha…that was 4 yrs ago….lemme see what I can recall…..I equate that night to like watching a rock concert. We were always on our feet screaming and dancing—so many JLIN standing ovations…MSG was rocking and loud …It was so packed. Many fans were wearing Lin’s shirt and so many carrying posters with funny Lin puns 🙂 I recall Melo did not play that night…he was injured ….JLin was so energized and having so much fun . His teammates were so much involved too. Those in the bench were always on their feet just like the crowd. We felt so lucky to be there coz we got our tickets prior to linsanity. Maybe If I’ll find some pix we took that time, I’ll try to share.