G79 BKN @ CHA Game Thread

With 4 games left, the Hornets is currently at the 6th seed and 1.5 games behind the 3rd seed Atlanta Hawks. The Nets should be a winnable game but the absence of injured Nic Batum would certainly hurt the playoff preparation.

      • Jeremy Lin’s elbow bursitis may have impacted his shooting (2-9). He might be better off resting his swollen elbow but perhaps he would relish more chance playing together with Kemba to develop more chemistry before playoff starts

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin continue to hit his stride and carry the momentum to lead to big wins.


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 80 vs WAS

 

  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!!!

  • Playoff mode is engaged!

  • DX

    2rd, again.

  • Brent Yen

    The focus will be for Lin to best showcase of himself, showing #NoLinNoWin…..

  • Brent Yen

    BTW, just saw your avatar, I play vball too…LOL

  • heart

    3rd is a charm again!

  • Brent Yen

    But you are the 6th……… human of the year….

  • DX

    Great, I play volleyball more after got injury for playing basketball.

  • rookie75094

    Beast mode activated!

  • Batum expects to play.
    This is good to prepare for playoff. Hope Lin can rest his elbow
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/718459464471441408

  • Brent Yen

    This game, theoretically, does not require Lin’s service…..

  • heart

    No one declares so I did, hahaha. Ok. I accept your nomination, the ‘Person of the Year’. Thank you, lol.

  • yes, I kinda want to see how the Hornets will play without Lin
    They should still be able to win it easily

  • Brent Yen

    How about Clifford start Lin and let him to take 10 shots…then sit him for the rest of the game? LOL

  • heart

    It’s NB’s night to pad stats. Lin does not needed for this game. Let KW provides spacing and defense for him. It’s a non-playoff team so they’re both will chewing at the bits for every stat they can get.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Vegas odd Utah -10 vs Clippers who will rest their starters. Rockets are in deeper trouble.

  • Behind-the-scene of Hinkie’s exit.
    It turns out his ego doesn’t let him to be willing to work with Bryan Colangelo so he abruptly resigned.
    Brett Brown might also reportedly stay
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/718118286551093248

  • you know he’s afraid to get fired by you know who 😀

  • cdblue10

    Seeding is not really important at this point because literally spot from 2-7 are almost the same and they can compete against those teams.Yep,I agree he needs to take care of that sore elbow first while preparing for the playoffs

  • I think the Rockets gave up already mentally.
    They just want the season to be over

  • Alain Gervais

    Not importent. Are you serious. Hawks will sweep us. We better hope to get Celtics or Heat

  • heart

    Let it be so. Let Utah in the playoff this year. They were able to defeat GSW, IIRC. So I think they deserve it.

  • cdblue10

    Hawks will sweep the hornets if cliff will implement the Kemba ball no doubt about that… same with Boston,Miami and Raptors

  • cdblue10

    Kemba will be a liability in the playoff because he can’t guard anyone and can’t compete against the guards of opposing teams,he will score but he will bury his team with his isolation plays resulting to a lot of fast breaks and mismatches on the defensive end.

  • pandaboy99
  • CJSHYY
  • TTNN

    Not sure about #1 though, there is still Kemba……

  • cdblue10

    Batum and Hornets can do anything they want off season but the fact that they have 6 players in the free agency ,they will be in the rebuilding process category.

  • CJSHYY

    I think two of them will fight for all star next season….

  • cdblue10

    If they can even compete with 8 spot to be in consideration

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets will host the ASG. They can get one spot for sure.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t know about that but let’s see.

  • CJSHYY

    They already did the PR… it will I think.

  • heart

    Glad someone created the thread for this on Reddit. These videos need to be disseminate/post everywhere to get NBA notice. Next step if all legit/serious venues don’t take up on this. Give these videos to TMZ. Let them have a field day w/ this! SMH!

  • CJSHYY
  • KWC

    I just sent a comment to CNN asking them to consider picking up this story. Not expecting anything of course.

  • Bulldog

    Honestly, I think Kamba could be a great 6th man. He don’t need to warm up and a single dimension player.

  • BobbyH

    In a NBA team, who has the utmost power to dedicate team hiring and playing?

    Owner? Chairman? President? GM? HC? Super star(s)? To me, it is a complex eco-process and each team is different.

    My point is, even if MDA becomes HC of 76ers, would it guarantee a MDA/Lin reunion? We don’t know the power dynamics in 76ers organization. Several pieces have to fall in place.

    1. MDA takes over as HC.
    2. MDA wants Lin.
    3. Bryan agrees to get Lin.
    4. Jeff has to OK getting Lin.
    5. Harris (and the group behind it) has to be OK.

    It looks like MDA/Bryan/Jeff have the Sun experience and they would be more likely to find a Nash-like PG to lead the team. One of the reasons MDA joined 76ers in the middle of season is to have MDA evaluate the talents/dynamics in the team and decide what to do in the off season. But one person has to go, Brown.

    Brown has to go for several reasons:

    a. Brown lost Hinkie’s support.
    b. Does Brown have the credential to turn a team around, especially there is a mandate for that quickly? Would the owner has the patience and trust?
    c. A rebuilding process needs a new leadership, that includes coaches (and PG ;-))
    d. Too many chefs in the kitchens.

    So things might be looking up for MDA/Lin reunion. The things is would the business fully buy it and support it? I think it all comes down to how persuasive and willing MDA is and how open the Colangelo force is to Lin’s hidden talent. The Spurs game and the 18.1 ppg as starters help. But I really hope they watched the Linsanity movie and knew Lin’s christian connection.

  • This is pretty crazy fun story 🙂
    A girl got a Lin-Shu-How tattoo without knowing who he was then became a fan by watching YT videos for the next 2 months.
    Now she offers a ticket to Nets game tonight to Hornets fan because her friend canceled out on her coming from Atlanta to Charlotte?

    One of us who lives in Charlotte should help her out 🙂

    Hornets Fans help! I have no one to go with me to the game vs. the Nets tonight, extra ticket is free! I got an accidental Jeremy Lin tattoo so I *really* need to go to this game! (self.nba)
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4dwknb/hornets_fans_help_i_have_no_one_to_go_with_me_to/
    submitted 3 hours ago * by StarlightSchematic

    I got permission from the mods to post this here. Someone I suggested it with more about my edit in the title to get more attention to it, so that’s what I’m doing because I really really really need to find someone to go with me. I know reposting is annoying but I’m desperate, I’ve seriously been in tears over this.

    I bought the tickets a good while ago and had a friend to go with me. Well he JUST NOW told me he can’t go and I am devastated. It’s so important for me to go to this game for so many reasons and I can’t just go alone. I don’t want to be alone and pathetic watching the game by myself, it just wouldn’t be any fun not having anyone to talk to and experience it with.

    The tickets good seats, and I would give you my extra one for free in exchange for your company. I’m pretty awesome to be around. And if you’re on the route from Atlanta to Charlotte I’d even be willing to pick you up.

    I just can’t miss this game, I don’t think I’ll have another opportunity to go. So if you’re not busy tomorrow and want to go, shoot me a pm : )

    Edit: To give some background on why it’s important that I get to go, about two months ago I accidentally got Jeremy Lin’s name tattooed on my ankle. It was a huge fail, I had no idea who he even was, and who the F gets a random tattoo of someone’s name? Basically someone thought it would be hilarious to give me the wrong Chinese translation of what I actually wanted for the tattoo, and me being impulsive and not double checking I now have Jeremy Lin’s name on my body for the rest of my life. Instead of being too completely mortified I decided to own it and become the guy’s biggest fan, so I’ve literally spent the last two months watching every Jeremy Lin video on Youtube. I swear I’ve watched every game he’s ever played. I figure if I am going to have his name on me forever I should at least see the guy play. He seems like an awesome person and through all this I have become a fan of the Hornets and the NBA in general. Hopefully I can meet him someday so I feel the tattoo is justified. So this, among other reasons, is why I really don’t want to miss it.

    Here is the tattoo

    Edit 2: Regardless of how tonight goes, I have to say that the NBA community, at least from what I have seen here, is awesome. You guys are the best, thank you so much for all your help and tips. I’m definitely going to go to this game no matter what, so if you’re there please come by section 104 and say hi!

  • Sesshie

    Lol I just read the story on reddit and was thinking to share it here.

  • lol .. it’s almost too good to be true 🙂
    too much fun!

  • heart

    I tweeted to https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA and to most major NBA twitters. Hope everyone does the same.

  • Here’s the tattoo pic

  • donsmacau

    Jeff? Is it possible you mean Jerry – the Colangelo Sr.

    Despite a smattering of articles that say Coach Brown’s job is safe – that was said about Sam Hinkie’s job too. I now put at 75% chance that Brown out in favor of MDA by summer.

    JLIN can do everything Nash could do and more if given the opportunity – there is abundant archived evidence that MDA wants JLIN to play for him in the Nash spot.

    We are going to Philadelphia next season to witness JLIN lead as starting point guard a rebuilding Sixers team.

  • gum

    You can contact Lisa Ling by sending her the video. She appears to be very involved in CNN and is also Jeremy Lin’s supporter.

  • heart

    Let’s just pray that BBrown pack his bag and go on his own volition. Saw the video of him getting upset bc Hinkie left, got disgusted w/ his rant. If he’s still dodging bullets for the mastermind behind the tanking, he’s bad news. The losing mentality is strong in his mind. The Coangelos need to clean house. MDA and Coangelos era are next. In any case, why would MDA agree to come to 76rs after Hinkie pulled a fast one by extending BBrown just before Coangelo came on board? Think about it? MDA needs to be HC, period. The owners are getting embarrassed at losing. They want something done now. Coangelos need to play smartly w/ the press to inform fans that it’s about time for change.

  • ok, I asked JLin fans at twitter if they can help to keep her company with a free tix tonight.
    I also asked @jlinforum since he lives at Charlotte
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/718503547243900929

  • sws94

    Rest Lin.

  • sws94

    I think Clifford prefers team ball.

    Clifford, “Our second half against the Knicks was the first time since we got into the playoffs that we we’re ourselves again,” #Hornets.

    — SportsFromMyEyes (@JTyree704) April 8, 2016

  • BobbyH

    I think you need to pay 1 for extra one for free.

  • donsmacau

    All these types of news articles do not help Coach Brown if he wishes to stay with Sixers:

    Almost seems like Brown wants to be fired, or just ignorantly misunderstands who he now works for.

    Sixers Coach Brett Brown Unhappy That Sam Hinkie Resigned
    http://www.slamonline.com/nba/sixers-coach-brett-brown-unhappy-sam-hinkie-resigned/

  • I don’t quite get it. You mean offer to pay ticket even if she offers for free?
    Or the tattoo 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds so weird. Is this real or someone trying to create an internet meme?

  • cdblue10

    Pop will likely do that but not in cliff and Hornets mentality

  • Rick Johnson

    The tattoo.

  • heart

    After reading a couple of their print press and heard a couple of interviews, I realize Hinkie’s tactic of using the press to make his case after he’s gone is right out from the book of Morey. Remember how Hou’s propaganda propagate the negativity on Lin. That’s why the Coangelos need to put a stop to it immediately. Refute every crap out of them and thus BBrown needs to go. His unhappiness w/ Hinkie’s departure speaks for itself. He needs to get a grip and both Coangelos need to show him the exit sign.

  • I have that doubt but I also checked she’s a redditor for 1 year and moderator of r/boybands
    https://www.reddit.com/user/StarlightSchematic

    Maybe it can be real?

  • donsmacau

    Which part of the 2nd half?
    The part where JLIN led squad to open an 18 pt lead or…
    …the part where Kemba came in and iso-let the Knicks back into the game?

    The reason Clifford, you looked like yourselves again is because you played the KNicks and not the Raptors or Cavs

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems unlikely but sure could use a Milwaukee over Boston upset or Orlando over Miami. Miami on 2nd of a B2B and Orlando at home so maybe there is a chance. Suns upset Rockets yesterday.

    Would also be nice if Utah upsets Clippers. That would put one more nail in the Rockets coffin. Utah’s magic number is 3 so if they win 3 out of 4 or Rockets lose 3 or combination there-of rockets are out.

  • cdblue10

    There’s is a simple answer for this,MDA and LIN want to redeem themselves that the New York run was not a fluke,with MDA strong relationship with the Colangelo’s he will definitely pursue Lin in off season

  • donsmacau

    I am confident both Mike D’Antoni and JLIN dream of the day when they can prove to the whole world that Linsanity was not a fluke.

    Both MDA and JLIN will work harder than they ever have in their professional lives to ensure that they are prepared with a team that will be compete with the best teams in the East.

  • Arsenium12 .

    There will be an NBA TV triple-header this Sunday, April 10. Here is the line-up :

    Noon : Charlotte Hornets / Washington Wizards
    3:30 PM : Dallas Mavericks / Los Angeles Clippers
    7:00 PM : Golden State Warriors / San Antonio Spurs

    That’s why the Hornets’ game starts so early. The Hornets’ game on Wednesday (against Orlando) will be on ESPN.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s scam, trick or hoax. No normal person would go online to beg any stranger to company with her/him to the game for free.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes could be. I’ve heard of people wanting Chinese Characters tattooed thinking it was some profound words and turns out to be from a Chinese menu. People should probably use Google Translate on stuff before they have it tattooed

  • orLinaryjoe

    specially a girl with a stranger. sure can find one friend to go with.

  • orLinaryjoe

    no, no, no google translate fail for sure

  • Rick Johnson

    At least give you a ballpark indication if it says what you think it says.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, but for tattoo it is permanent.

  • I read the 76ers article about Hinkie’s exit and see the discussion that Brett Brown might stay.
    That might throw a curve to the whole thing. I think he’s seen as a good HC from Spurs pedigree who’s been patient and keep the young core together despite the losing. So there’s a push that he deserves a chance to show if he can win this season.

    Brett Brown’s praise on Lin definitely helps if he stays as a Head Coach.
    But I wonder if MDA would leave if that’s the case.

    Definitely Lin should play for MDA even if it might not be at 76ers.
    MDA and JLin will bring the best out of each other because they’re at the same wavelength.

  • Rick Johnson

    I would think they could write it down on paper or show you in a book a sample before they tattoo it on. Or bring the character yourself and say this is what you want. Never had a tattoo before so don’t know, maybe it’s usually done in a drunken stupor or something.

  • TTNN

    oh, black out again. ;(

  • donsmacau

    As a new GM, Bryan Colangelo has the right and the duty to hire a Head Coach he is comfortable with. Brett Brown was hired by Sam Hinkie and there is no relationship that I am aware of between Bryan and Brett.

    The writing is on the wall that Mike D’Antoni will be the Sixers Head Coach – he was the first employee that Jerry Colangelo hired for the Sixers and he worked for many successful years with Bryan in Pheonix.

    The question in my mind has never been IF? but has always been WHEN? The when becomes increasingly close.

  • 22cents

    Honestly, I think Lin can thrive in whoever the HC trusts him. However, MDA may be the only one who gave Lin a a chance. Lin did great in return. Hoping……………………….

  • That seems fair that Bryan should be able to hire a HC that he’s comfortable.
    Also, Brown’s loyalty seems to be to Hinkie and he sounded angry so it might present a problem.

    Let’s see how things develop. I hope sometime soon after regular season wraps up

  • pandaboy99

    That jlin reddit flagrant foul vid is blowing up, i think it could go viral

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully

  • Rick Johnson

    Rockets 55% chance of missing the playoffs. Please, please. Go Jazz and Mav’s

    http://www.playoffstatus.com/nba/westernstandings.html

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What would you do? For me, the first thing the new GM would do is to let go the head coach associated with the former GM. That will likely happen after the end of the season.

  • Rick Johnson

    More important games against WAS and BOS B2B Sunday & Monday. Batum should rest. Unless he’s fine and just to keep him active and game ready. Even then should limit his minutes.

  • I heard laser can remove it but it’s still $5K a pop so not a good financial decision for sure

  • Tattoo isn’t my thing either. Hairstyles, clothings can express one’s individuality without the permanent nature of tattoo. Also, the wrinkle of old age will ruin it over time so expensive $5K laser surgery has to be done to fix it or be forced to live with it.

  • orLinaryjoe

    sounds pretty permanent to me : )

  • permanent damage in the wallet for sure 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Cheaper to turn tattoo into a nice dragon with lots of scales

  • Rick Johnson

    Blue, black tattoo’s can be removed pretty well with laser. Yellow & red ones are harder because the pigment does’t pick up the laser light as well.

  • heart

    Since KW is on his MIP campaign, we need to continue our campaign for JLin. I tweeted this to major NBA twitters and Hornets PR. Hope you do the same.https://twitter.com/JLUnivFans/status/718243806974488576

  • I just asked Pete Guelli to submit dangerous JLin hits video on behalf of Hornets to help Hornets win in playoff
    If it helps Hornets to win in playoff, they might have more motivation to do it

    @PeteGuelli Can you pls submit to @nba #TooFlagrantNotToCall vid on FF noncalls to @JLin7? May help #Hornets playoff
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/718524133772898304

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’ll get fire if he does.

  • Rick Johnson

    I wonder how much a 30 second TV spot on the local Hornets broadcast would cost? Would be interesting to use a donation website (don’t remember name, like Kickstarter but foe causes) to raise funds to put that video on the TV broadcast. I mean it can’t be outrageous if that local law firm and oral surgeon could do it.

  • Rick Johnson

    If Rockets don’t even make playoffs would Durant even consider going to Houston?

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/717078638831747072

  • pandaboy99

    Front page of reddit now. It’s big time

  • sws94

    They played together before, may be friends. But if Durant is smart…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Leave lung cancer for heart cancer?

  • CJSHYY

    No, KD will not go to Rox no matter they make it to playoff or not…

  • John Focker

    Why would KD wanna play second fiddle to Harden, or Harden to KD…again? Don’t see this happening.

  • noob

    she’s a good looking girl to boot…https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin and Harden played together before, may be friends. But if Lin is smart…
    same conclusion!

  • Win

    No way. I think KD and Westbrook doesn’t like Harden at all.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Calling out all single and ready to mingle guys!!!!!!!

    nope, not me

  • CJSHYY

    KD maybe a little bit better but don’t think he will want to under Harden in Rox.

  • CJSHYY
  • Great research 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    You’re everywhere heart! Heart it!

  • The #TooFlagrantNotToCall video is picking up thread in twitter.
    Please vote on this poll
    https://twitter.com/m_shockley/status/718524832309252096

  • AngryAsianMan also published the #TooFlagrantNotToCall video
    Hopefully mainstream media will pick it up like the “Harden Defensive Juggernaut” video did before

    https://twitter.com/angryasianman/status/718550823349780480

  • Linzen

    Funny story. She wanted “My true north” tattoo, but got Jeremy Lin instead.
    Maybe she got the right tattoo after all. 🙂

  • nice! a LOT of the Asian American community reads his blog.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kobe and melo were the worst. the two of them are very close. kobe is like a mentor to melo. i think the hard fouls on Lin was planned. and it’s no coincidence that both of them were Lin’s jealous former teammates

  • Joe what do you know

    My money is on NO. KD is at the age where players of his status start chasing rings instead of exposure or money. Seeing how dysfunctional Houston is, I believe KD has sufficient wisdom not to be lured into a toxic swamp…

  • Yes, Kobe/Melo/Harden were definitely intentional to “send the message” whatever it might be.
    100% no coincidence they’re jealous former teammates & divas as you said

    Wes Johnson might be accidental but looked bad; still deserving a Flagrant for a dangerous hit on the head in the air

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i thought JAD7534 did an excellent job with his selections for the video. all should have been flagrant fouls. kobe and melo showed their true colors. but i didn’t really think harden’s was intentional. LMA’s probably hurt the most but that was playoff’s atmosphere

  • Good reply from Ronnie Nun, retired ref, to Nathan that JLin fans made their case well
    He said ” I offered that these+all FF’s need review” so I’m not sure if it means he offered to @NBAofficials for them to evaluate

    https://twitter.com/NunnBetterRefs/status/718551628979302400

  • Sundown

    Sorry Psalm, seems the VLC link to games has been broken by Fox Sports (something about a rotating token scheme to prevent sharing of links.)

    I’m hoping one of these works out well:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nbastreams/comments/4dyn72/game_thread_charlotte_hornets_vs_brooklyn_nets/

  • heart

    So glad Former Ref Ronnie Nunn voices his opinion on this. We need to retweet his tweet to the @NBAOfficial, @NBA and all major NBA twitters and writers, including Charlotte’s media bc some these recent horrendous fouls against Lin happen on their watch.

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    Replacing with Heat and Celtic better.

  • blueCypher

    Supposedly less ratings than hornets vs magic

  • blueCypher
  • heart

    Why is Nathan Gotlieb comparing these videos to the 80’s and 90’s? SMH!

  • KWC
  • donsmacau

    Hand checking was allowed back then and very hard contact was commonplace, hard fouls, they cleaned that up in the rules after 90s

  • heart
  • donsmacau

    Latinos show solidarity with JLIN, that is great.

    Jorge Gutierrez only Mexican and not sure how many Puerto Ricans in NBA

  • heart

    Yep. Understand. But that was then but it continues w/ Lin now.

  • donsmacau

    Yes it does, when NBA players see JLIN they just want to smack him above the shoulders

  • heart

    Sick, isn’t it…

  • orLinaryjoe

    DOUBLE PONYTAIL HAIR TWINS. THIS IS REAL LIFE. https://t.co/1ehuA1528e— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 8, 2016

    .

  • blueCypher

    Please rock this during tonights game .. Please

  • orLinaryjoe

    Think he just might

  • blueCypher

    Just troll for the rest of the regular season haha

  • oh wow .. Lin-Hawes-Ponytail-sanity!

  • Acbc

    I’ve known about this type of house cleaning with many VPs with friends and family who have lost jobs simply because their old boss was relieved.

    It’s kind of law of the jungle like how a new alpha lion will kill off all cubs from previous pack leader. Happens all the time.

    Brown was hired by Hinkie as its natural he’ll have allegiances with old ways. That little bit of doubt is enough for anyone to lose a powerful position like that.

    Like I’ve been saying since the beginning of the season, Hinkie and a Brown was kept on for this long as a “severance package” to ease their exit. They were simply lame duck GM and coach.

  • heart

    Glad to see beat writer, Diamond Leung, GSW Bay Area News Group posted on his tweet handle.
    https://twitter.com/diamond83/status/718565935469211648

  • blueCypher

    Any good HD links ?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes mouthful!

  • takeme2cruz

    scroll below.

  • takeme2cruz

    Hope this will help fix for fair call on Lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    This is what happens when Hawes dictates the best style to wear.

  • BobbyH

    Cmon’ Lin fans. Go vote.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I did as soon as I saw this in Twitter:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very interesting pregame “handshake” between JLin and Zeller.
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/718577733379485696

  • it’s part of Hawes evil long-term plan 🙂

  • FrankW

    Right elbow looks good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Ellington is 3-3 with 8 pts!

  • LinMadd

    why do we always trail in the first quarter against bad teams?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Who says Nets is an easy game for Hornets starters??? Please raise your hand:-) It’s 12 Hornets v 16:-)

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol, no wonder Zeller keeps dropping Lin’s pass, he couldn’t even do the hand shake right.

  • LinMadd

    Zeller slow with his feet. Lin has to slow it down a little next time.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol Lins hair

  • I have to laugh :)…
    Hope JLin will play samurai style now!

  • LinMad

    i like his hair

  • LinMad

    banged his knee

  • sws94

    So far, Lin is involved in the offense. Nice breakaway. FTs coming.

  • Alain Gervais

    It two pony tails. Two ….lmao

  • oh no :[ .. hope he’s okay

  • Alain Gervais

    What type of style is that???

  • Alain Gervais

    His hair???

  • aras

    no friggin idea….hawes style? pleas stop—…..

  • blueCypher

    It’s the dont-give-a-F-what-you-think hair style

  • LinMad

    Alfalfa 2.0

  • Alain Gervais

    lol like some ones kid did it for Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    lmao

  • sws94

    Probably something Hawes thought of.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lins hair needs to be in Shaqan a fool

  • orLinaryjoe

    samurai x2? lol

  • FrankW

    It will be the Kostya Tszyu killer pigtail.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    omg

  • blueCypher

    haha, its floppin around

  • Alain Gervais

    What?

  • heart

    See Maxxis Tire advertisement on the sideline.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i dunno. kinda speechless 🙂

  • LinMad

    seen it a few times already this season

  • LinMad

    lmao Al wasn’t looking but he caught the ball somehow

  • blueCypher

    Last 2 games, I want more crazy wild hair

  • It’s kinda funny to hear CHA announcers try so hard to praise Kemba every chance they get LOL
    a bit much

  • Linzen

    Can’t watch game. Just looking at the box score… Only 1 pt in 4 minutes… did he even touch the ball?

  • but it’s a campaign… so I understand 🙂

  • sws94

    He’s touching the ball and now running the point.

  • LinMad

    he is but he’s looking to facilitate. Only 1 shot attempt so far.

  • LinMad

    this unit looks lost out there.

  • aras

    what did lin think would happen therE?

  • Alain Gervais

    Al was suppose to be there but he wasn’t

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    how is Jenny Lin doing so far?

  • LinMad

    what’s that ticky tack award for? Most improved player on the Hornets roster or in the entire NBA?

  • Alain Gervais

    This game seem like a end of season just do enough type game.

  • aras

    he should have. still i dislike when lin plays this passive..

  • LinMad

    she’s cooking rice at the moment somewhere in Taiwan.

  • heart

    Al supposed to cut in. He was setting Al up and he didn’t comply.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Linzen

    Jenny? That’s sexist.

    Just kidding! lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Well everyone is. Its basically a day off just do whats early needed to win

  • LinMad

    maybe trying not to get injured before the playoffs

  • aras

    nah walker is going guns blazing i want Lin to do the same.

  • LinMad

    Nice pass to Troy, he seems to hit his 3s when the momentum speeds up

  • Lin will find the open man, Mr Daniels for 333!

  • LinMad

    was going to be another 3 but Batum fouled

  • Took away the 3 and Lin’s 2nd assist 🙁

    illegal screen

  • Alain Gervais

    Who did Lin block?

  • aras

    shh we’ll take it

  • KWC

    So many TOs

  • FrankW

    Donald Sloan

  • sws94

    I really don’t like how the Hornets are playing. The Nets are trying but the Hornets should have built a good lead on this team.

  • DX

    Nic like to pass, but 4TOs in 14 min.

  • sws94

    He’ll get his TOs. Looks rusty.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Batum has 4 tos for just playing 14:23 min.

  • LinMad

    Cliff won’t make adjustments even if Batum gets 9-11 TOs by the end of the game.

  • aras

    Classic nic with the 4 tos magnificent

  • sws94

    Part of a triple double for Batum. That’s fine.

  • LinMad

    and some of us bag on Lin for getting 4 tos for an entire game.

  • LinMad

    This is Troy’s game

  • aras

    anybody who gets 4 tos in a game deserves a bashin. just saying.

  • LinMad

    it has a mind of its own

  • depends if it’s sloppy pass or botched assist
    otherwise Nash got bashed a lot 🙂

  • KJ

    jlin out?

  • aras

    true depends on the situation.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Interesting to see Hornets use JLin pic.
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/718589155169726464

  • FrankW
  • aras

    In all honesty i dont see the Hornets making it through the first round. if they meets the raps they might but other teams i really dont see them beating. if they get homecourt the chances rise up by a lot. But they are good against the raps historically. really dont want them meeting the celtics because brad stevens is a ridiculously good coach. and the celtics have beaten charlotte both times they met….and the game was never in any jeopardy really of who would win.

  • LinMad

    ya i don’t either unless Cliff makes a big change to the lineups. Lin needs to be the point.

  • kauaiblue

    Hows he doing?

  • LinMad

    he can do better next half on the scoring end. Needs to take more shots.

  • aras

    nah dont think its as simple as letting Lin be the point. Charlotte has almost no experience in the playoffs. Fould are harder to get and defense is much tighter. Look at what raps did against them thats what teams will do in the playoffs. Letting Lin be point wont make much difference. however Letting Lin play with walker and batum A LOT more would make a difference, now you have 2 attackers and a facilitator who can attack aswell (talking about batum right now) I dont believe courtney lee will be a threat to anyone in the playoffs. great defender and a good shooter. not going to cut it come playoffs. Charlotte dont have enough firepower in the first unit is what i think. i mean marvin has been playing out of his mind but and he is not even averaging 12 points. hopefully Lin tries the Batum kemba Lin lineup a lot more come playoff. But i dont think he will honestly.

  • Hornets can make it if their 3pt shooting is quite good and more importantly, their defense is very active

    Celtics is the worst matchup evident in their 0-2 losses but Lin played very well against them
    Maybe the Hawks is the 2nd best matchup. Heat is not good with Whiteside in the middle

  • Joe what do you know

    OMG! Seriously!? That’s his new hairdo? Wow!

  • kauaiblue

    Ok, thanks!

  • sws94

    For Lin, yes. But didn’t the Hornets beat the Heat at least once? That’s the game Lin got the FTs. They haven’t won against Boston, that’s why I hope they win the game coming up.

  • Alain Gervais

    Larkin is a terrible PG

  • BobbyH

    Just rest Lin, No need to play in this meaningless role-reduced game. Let Walker have his usual 40 minutes.

  • aras

    Boston is a nightmare matchup…playoffs are different it wont be these cheap fouls more contact is allowed.

  • yes, winning once against BOS will be good

    I’m surprised Isiah Thomas said the Hornets can beat Cavs/Raptors/Celtics

  • This is how defenders will see Lin #DoublePony coming towards them
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/718592145142190084

  • aras

    bahahaha hornets beating the cavs in the playoffs? lebron wont allow it book it.

  • BobbyH

    The hard foul would probably aim at the tail instead of head.

  • Alain Gervais

    So thats where he got his hair

  • LinMad

    Mama Walker approves!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good view. thought it was a twintails earlier. phew!

  • aras

    kemba unleashed

  • sws94

    Lin danced the Euro-step after KW’s finish,.

  • sws94

    He’s playing pretty well tonight.

  • Lin made a funny dance on Kemba’s impressive layup

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    wait a minute! that’s not a double pony. it’s a continuous pony

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • aras

    yep he has. Dont expect lin to do much this game.

  • LinMad

    i think he was doing samurai slashes

  • BobbyH

    Daughter on Mommy Pony?

  • Linzen

    Hope JLin can go meet her… the Jeremy Lin tattoo girl. 🙂
    https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar/status/718595640373194753

  • Alain Gervais

    We are toying with them

  • That was a great ball movement .. Lin-Cody-Frank-Marvin-Kemba 3

  • aras

    ah lin with the im mentally out of this game pass to turnover

  • Alain Gervais

    Batum is there i think

  • Alain Gervais

    lol No look pass failed

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    just 1 long pony starting at top then a loop and pony

  • aras

    to obvious….i hate that everytime the Team blows one of these scrub teams out Lin gets so passive…..this is not the spurs get your damn points my god.

  • sws94

    Lin’s sense of ball movement is really advanced. I don’t care about the bad TO, he’s making it up with really intelligent plays and passes.

  • Alain Gervais

    relax he only got 10 minutes

  • yes, the tap-out to save possession
    keep passing the ball to find open man was beautiful to watch

  • MEL LIN

    jeremy should just go back to sleep. lol he didn’t even bother fixing his hair

  • heart

    Tonight I see lots of passing around/ball movement. Just wish Lin ends up making a basket too. So far, we saw Kam, KW, Daniels, and maybe NB ended up making those 3s baskets.

  • aras

    im not mad dude it’s just one of the parts of his games i dont like -.- its a sport of survival…if you got a chance to put up some points do it.

  • Lefon Jang

    Why play so hard on this scrub game?

  • sport

    Checked stats, Lin with only 11 minutes no wonder the low score, hope he takes more shots. Is he playing PG or Kemba?

  • aras

    get his damn stats

  • Lefon Jang

    they dont mean nothing now. every team is resting their players for the playoff.

  • aras

    he wants to be a starter right? well 3 points and 2 turnovers aint gonna cut it now is it? this is not the spurs

  • HVJoy

    Just got on and the first thing I noticed is Lin’s hair. Double pony tails? Really?

  • sws94

    Nice, smooth finish. 22222

  • LinMad

    he’s not touching the ball that much until KW sits.

  • Alain Gervais

    22222222

  • sport

    Disagree Cliff still stat padding Kemba went 7 of 16.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    said it before and will say it again.. Lin has the cutest fans

  • aras

    meh screw this game the passive Lin showed up tonight time to watch a good game Pacers – Raps here i come

  • Lefon Jang

    Cliff is not a good example.

  • aras

    lol stats is the only thing that matters in this sport….If your not the spurs

  • LinMad

    these no calls on Lin is becoming a normal thing

  • sws94

    Lin should have got that call.

  • Lefon Jang

    To a certain extent. At this point it dont matter.

  • LinMad

    i agree

  • Lin just looked at the refs in disbelief after the no-call

  • heart

    Nets commentators are full of it. They kept praising KW and said Lin is no KW but he’s serviceable. SMH!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba got poked in the eyes

  • BobbyH

    KW from Brooklyn.

  • LinMad

    why are they even comparing a bench player with a starter? does that happen to other bench players?

  • heart

    Look how long it takes KW to get back to playing. He always does that to let Refs know he’s hit. Lin should do that. Don’t get up too early. Show them that he’s actually hurt!

  • aras

    lol this is not the first time Lin has done this now is it? where he gets passive. it has happened plenty of times this year…everytime the hornets have a lead big he gets sooo passive its like he is sleeping….like seriously get your effin points. compete play like its a tie in the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    What about their PG?

  • KL

    Lin with great defensive play at the end of the 3rd. Poked the ball away.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They are not high on Lin at all…. I don’t think Nets wants Lin either.

  • Lefon Jang

    You know Hornets has a bigger agenda and that’s to promote Kemba. Why go against the tide and risk pissing off the coach. Playoff is all it matters.

  • sws94

    Lin just an’t get his shot going from game to game.

  • aras

    eeeh im tired of this kemba promoting thing that prevents lin to at least get 10 points…..

  • aras

    switched back to the hornets game and saw Lin bricking a 3 bahaha now im definetly not watching anymore.

  • LinMad

    our interior d takes a hit when Al and Frank are in.

  • Alain Gervais

    22222222and1111

  • sws94

    Almost on the football pass to Lee. Like to see Lin throwing them.

  • LinMad

    aww man it went in Lee’s hands

  • Lin smart cut and finish. 222222
    And-1!

  • Lefon Jang

    Of course Stephanie Ready gave the credit to Al .

  • aras

    well kemba is averaging 21 points this year…Maybe if Lin averages real good numbers next year people wont talk so much`??

  • sws94

    He’s playing well. His jump shots are going to be here and there but he’s doing ok now.

  • Linzen

    hahaha watching the game on LP now… it is at least 2 minutes delay.

  • Lee was upset at himself
    Freebie there

  • Alain Gervais

    It was his credit really

  • KL

    Ready is trying win the MIP award for Kemba all by herself.

  • sws94

    I like Lee. He knew he got a good pass from Lin but I think the defender deflected it just a bit to knock him off.

  • heart

    Nets commentators are a joke. Mentioned Lin’s hair then end w/ daba daba doo….

  • Lefon Jang

    If Lin didn’t cut, would Al get the credit?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol thats actually funny.

  • Alain Gervais

    He isa suppose to

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    LMAO! the Nets called it the Pebbles Flintsone hairdo

  • Lefon Jang

    It’s called basketball IQ

  • Dan Ang

    Lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Or coaching

  • heart

    They’re making fun of him… his hair and his game…saying he’s no KW is a delusional!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s what Fred Flintstone always say.. Yaba daba doooo!

  • I noticed she has changed the tune.
    It makes it easier to know what note she gets from the Front Office

  • Lefon Jang

    oh now you’re on Cliffo’s band wagon now huh!

  • LinMad

    Troy multiple daggers

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • sws94

    Lee finds the hot hand as well. Lin/Lee are a good combo. Daniels on fire. Lin pushing the ball faster now.

  • Troy is feeling it tonight

  • Alain Gervais

    lol thats funny. I think today those kids in the photo below was hanging with the team and they chose to do that hair.

  • Rick Johnson

    This the girl with the tattoo begging someone to go to the game with her?

    https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar/status/718595640373194753

  • LinMad

    would be funny if Lin becomes a Nets season

  • LinMad

    lol if she really is a Lin fan, why would she post this video of Lin losing the ball? Lmao
    https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar/status/718597539289804801

    She probably doesn’t even care about the game just the fact that Lin is next to her

  • Briiick

    Lin isn’t supposed to be unleashed in a blow-out winning game, his fans don’t care too much about it either.

  • LinMad

    I think Hawes has a double pony too but not 100% sure

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin hair is the same as hawes

  • Alain Gervais

    They just stated that

  • LinMad

    u can see it when hawes run

  • Rick Johnson

    She has pretty good seats.

  • aras

    of course not Lin is preserved for special occasions…i mean come on people you want him to be a starter he needs to put up consistent numbers double digits against scrub teams is not much to ask now is it?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    probably cus that play just happened to be the one she recorded. i do that sometimes when watching the games. most of the time i just give up recording and focus on enjoying the game

  • LinMad

    garbage time

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL, matching double pony’s.

  • LinMad

    “don’t call it just because he says Hey” – Hawes on that foul call lmao

  • Rick Johnson

    Kemba going to stat pad? Cliff reckless enough to do it?

  • Alain Gervais

    333333333

  • sws94

    3 falls.

  • LinMad

    WOOOO the twins

  • Lefon Jang

    He should be resting him instead of risking fatigue and injury when the playoff is just around the corner.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin has to finish the game with Lamb out

  • I hope you see that Kemba was super hot so there’s barely any time for Lin to make plays unless Kemba is off the floor.

    Now we see Lin trying to make things happen in 4th quarter

  • 333333 yess

  • sws94

    Some of these TOs are due to Lin’s lack of real chemistry with other players. Ed Davis would have had that pass and dunked it.

  • LinMad

    maybe garbage time too early?

  • aras

    then he should not try to pass them…its on him that turnover

  • Alain Gervais

    Hanbrough don’t play much but it was low I’m guessing it was hit out of Lins hangs. Just not in a good spot

  • heart

    Jorge came in the game, got direction from Cliff, then signaled to Lin w/2 fingers. So he’ll take over as 1 and Lin as a 2.

  • aras

    Lin with 4 turnovers this game. and as said anyone who gets 4 turnover where at least 2 of them could have been avoided deserves some bashing. i dont care if its a damn blowout 4 turnovers is never a good look.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford is a mchale copycat. every player is a point guard on the team except Lin

  • Lefon Jang

    Hornets is setting Kemba up to fail in the playoff by pumping him up so much now.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin got robbed by the refs on that nice 180 turnaround drive in the lane

  • Alain Gervais

    its a walk through game. Not really a serious game

  • LinMad

    Batum got 4 TOs in the first 14 minutes where it mattered. This is garbage time. Lin playign with players he doesn’t play with all the time.

  • aras

    what kind of excuse is that really?

  • aras

    and i bashed him aswell before.

  • heart

    No foul calls tonight for Lin! SMH!

  • Dan Ang

    Yeah, Lin emailed it in. Batum drop by to say hi.

  • Lefon Jang

    That’s a beautiful spin move!

  • Alain Gervais

    Its not like the heat but if you want to ridicule have at it.

  • aras

    4 turnovers is 4 turnovers aint about ridiculing its 4 turnovers. dont care if its the washington generals.

  • kauaiblue

    Jlin should just rest… why he goes all out for this team is beyond baffling…

  • LinMad

    go ahead and bash Lin then.

  • heart

    That was a short minute for Jorge.

  • Lefon Jang

    lets keep it that way…

  • aras

    bashing everyone with 4 turnovers

  • Lefon Jang

    What a game! lol

  • Lin can get better with some TOs especially on easy games but where’s the love on good things that he did today?

    Can’t be too myopic on the bad stuff

  • LinMad

    I’m not going to do it cause Cliff just doesn’t treat Lin the same as Batum. He’s had enough mistreatment. Cliff will sit Lin with 4-5 TOs but if Batum gets 9-11 TOs, he’s still in.

  • sws94

    Lin really showing his pain after the buzzer sounded. Holding and shaking out his elbow. Looks like the shoulder is bothering him too.

  • Dan Ang

    I got 4 turnovers, and I’m heating it up in the microwave now. Wanna bash me too?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum got 4 TO’s early in the game though

  • I wish he would just rest but I understand this game is necessary for the final tune-up before playoff

  • heart

    Why didn’t Cliff let Jorge continue to play and let Lin rest? SMH!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    depends on whether u share them or not..

  • sws94

    Clifford doesn’t believe in resting players. He said pre-game, guys are better off keeping their rhythm and if guys rest too long, they don’t play well early in the playoffs. Said all will play last game Wednesday, maybe with lower minutes. Put Lin is in pain, affecting his game some.

  • LinMad

    ya that was odd. But maybe he wanted Lin to get a few more points.

  • MEL LIN

    lin should just rest when is the next game?

  • takeme2cruz

    Don’t count on her too much.

  • MEL LIN

    because he doesn’t trust jorge. Left Lin just in case

  • Wizards road game in 2 days

  • aras

    nah psalm seriously now Lin seriously needs to stop it with the mentally checking out of games. i mean we met the nets last time when the game was even he did what he can do on a nightly basis….but nooo when its a big lead he has to check out of it why? its not the first time. turnovers wont happen if he plays like its a real game and not some pickup game at the YMCA. i swear everytime the team leads big or its a blowout you can book that lin wont be aggresive. sure he had good stuff this game. but im expecting more. its playoffs soon i want him to be fired up. look at the raps game or any big games why does he step up those games but not against these d-league teams…15 points would be a walk in the park for him. some people are happy with lin playing this way in games like this. im not treat everygame serious.

  • heart

    The next 3 Hornets games:
    Sun, @Washington, 1:00pm
    Tue, @Boston, 7:30pm
    Wed, @Home vs Orlando, 8:00pm

  • noob

    with Lamb out and things looking shaky while Jorge was running the point Clifford didn’t have a choice.

  • aras

    and i laughed at it when he did and even posted about eeeeearly in the thread.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no offense to Hawes but i hope these two don’t end up on the same team next season. don’t wanna see Lin playing mini-me to Hawes ever again.. not really liking the matching hairdos

  • heart

    But it’s 20pts lead and the game is over.

  • sws94

    Lin gutted it out. I don’t know how many minutes he played, Looks like upper 20s, but he had some really nice plays tonight and made a few shots. He’s slightly off on some plays and passes, looks like fatigue and just gutting it out. Lin will probably need to play the next 2 games, definitely Tuesday’s. I guess the rest comes between the last game, that Cliff says the full squad will play with less minutes perhaps, and the first playoff game.

  • zxcvb

    Good all-around game by Lin, playing hurt with usual BS reffing. No calls on 2-3 hacked drives that should be 4-6 FTs instead of 2-3 FGAs. For those who don’t know, Tony Brothers was reffing, and he never calls anything in favor of Lin. Ever. Him and Violet Palmer are disgraces.

    Lin is an elite starter, but off the bench against crap teams? Yawn. Just hope he stays healthy for the playoffs. Kemba Ball will 100% lose it obviously, but hopefully, he gets a chance to shine for 1-2 games.

    PHILLY!!! MDA!!! Let’s see what happens. That’s the REAL action. Not this garbage treadmill team that relegates Lin to backup Derek Fisher duties. All while racist refs let teams punch and rake Lin all night…

  • well, it’s definitely a tendency that eventually JLin would need to fix

    But again, it doesn’t eliminate the good things that he did tonight to run the offense while Kemba was out.
    He still tried penetrate, 180-degree spin, shoot open 3s and most importantly play through the elbow bursitis that affected his shooting in last game vs the Knicks (2-9 shooting)

    We have to take into account the context.
    Otherwise it’s too much to expect JLin to play all out when Kemba is hot and his elbow was swollen in the size of tennis ball.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, getting 4 TO’s early in a game is twice as bad cus that limits what you can do offensively. and besides, Lin’s TO’s are completely different.. they’re the kind of TO’s where he’s being aggressive and trying to get guys open looks. and i think he had 1 or 2 TO’s due to bad officiating

  • heart

    Saw a black and blue mark on Lin’s right shoulder. Let’s pray for Lin’s health. Playoffs will be more physical.

  • HVJoy

    Lin looks good despite the funny hairdo. From behind, Hawes’s pony tail looks like an add-on hair piece. 🙂

  • aras

    True he is injured. but this is not the first time is it psalm? where Lin just looks like he does not care. man i wish i was Lins personal coach. how i would torture him with training everytime i saw him playing like hes sleepwalking. i guarantee you he would not be passive ever again.

  • HVJoy

    2W and 1L?

  • aras

    the pass to hans and the no looker were bad turnovers.

  • yes, I believe when Lin put up numbers as starter, refs would give him more calls
    As that’s what NBA refs do for the stars who can put up numbers and control the game

    It’s a temporary short-term season which is not ideal but definitely much better than the Lakers tanking season.
    Let’s hope for win-win scenario to take the Hornets deep in playoff.

    If the Hornets struggle to reach playoff next season, people will eventually realize JLin’s contribution.

    The Return of LINSANITY!
    (in playoff as Howard Beck called it) lol

  • heart

    It’s 20pts+ lead. Clifford needs to give some time for the bench players and give them some confidence. Never know what will happen in the playoffs.

  • Alain Gervais

    NBA needs to cut their season by like 30 games.

  • noob

    Magic beat the Heat. SO where does that leave the Hornets now in the standings?

  • heart

    I know for sure Cliff wants to win against Celtics, but Brad Stevens has out coached Cliff many times already. If Lin allows the freedom and is not badly hurt, I think Hornets can win. But as always it’s a big IF.
    Edit: Also Washington is fighting for a playoff spot. It’s not a guarantee win for Hornets.

  • gum

    I believe Sunday game is at 12pm instead of 1:00 pm.

  • come on now, you sound like a sadistic coach 🙂
    Lin is human; he’s imperfect but as long as he’s working toward it, that’s all we can expect from him, right?

    Think of how this game compared to previous games against easy teams.
    I think he tried more and didn’t lose concentration a lot in spite of injuries, playing behind Kemba, no-calls

    Now think of 3 good things that Lin did in this game; it’ll help to make you feel better as a Lin fan 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    Yup

  • aras

    again garbage time or not 4 turnovers are never good whats the problem here? Lin had 4 turnovers where 2 could have been avoided. Batum is a turnover machine we can be up by 50 and i’d still say hey Lin got 4 turnovers not good. you know why? because i want him to get better. nobody is immune to criticism.

  • heart

    Thanks. You’re right. Hornets calendar is wrong.

  • zxcvb

    The NBA is so crooked and nothing ever gets fixed. They need to learn from baseball which does an outstanding job with fairness, officiating and PEDs.

    The only way I see Hornets advancing past round one is getting homecourt advantage, and Kemba shooting so poorly in 2-3 games that Lin is actually allowed to play his game for 20+ minutes.

    I doubt that’ll happen, though. Teams know to let Kemba shoot, make or miss, because is doesn’t affect the game. Double Lin, double Batum, even double Jefferson. That’s what matters.

  • wow, JLin is like a gladiator with bumps, bruises and tennis-ball elbow bursitis

    Hope he has time to recuperate before playoff where it really counts.

  • Alain Gervais

    If we can escape the hawks first round and get boston. We could have a deep run. Hawks will beat us i think

  • HVJoy

    Wonder if Lin’s elbow is alright now. I hope it heals completely, and he may get some rest before the playoffs.

  • heart

    Me too. Saw that black & blue bruise showed up on his shoulder which means it’s healing. But he needs no movement/rest, medicine, and sleep to heal faster

  • Rick Johnson

    Tied at 46 – 33 but Heat have tie breaker so Charlotte still 6th and Heat 5th. But Heat play Pistons and Celtics on the road so two potential losses there. Key is that the Hornets need to beat the Celtics on Monday to have chance at home court advantage in playoffs.

  • JJ Hui

    He doesn’t need to do better for anyone! Swallow your ego. Lin is elite in his own right!
    Where are you on NBA level? Jeez!

  • aras

    lol psalm im not mad. i just know Lin can do better. all in all he had a decent game. hopefully he brings his A-game come playoffs.

  • heart

    You and I pray for him to heal fast. If two or three agree in prayers, God hears and will answer our prayers.

  • aras

    what does ego have to do with anything? because i expect Lin to do better because he is better? i guess we are just different kind of fans.

  • JJ Hui

    I say it for you, you just want to tell people YOU ARE BETTER THAN LIN! why are you not in NBA?

  • Yascar
  • sws94

    Boston is more dangerous to the Hornets than the Hawks are IMO. Both are dangerous. But at least the Hornets beat the Hawks this season.

  • Alain Gervais

    Really?? well when i think of bosons pieces i think well come on. IO may be under valuing them

  • Briiick

    I like the two horns.

  • HVJoy

    He may look better with just the top pony tail. I would remove the bottom one. 🙂

  • Yascar

    I agree. Either is going to be tough. They need their A-game to win a series.

  • sws94

    Mental fatigue and he’s playing in a lot of discomfort.

    Lin is not looking to be a scorer as much as I think his fans want to see. But I think Lin loves distributing and being part of great offensive sets with exceptional ball movement more than scoring. I also think he loves playing defense.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Given tonight’s results, here are the probabilities of finishing in 3rd — 4th — 5th — 6th place in the East :

    Celtics — 44% — 27% — 20% — 9%
    Hawks — 32% — 30% — 29% — 9%
    Heat — 13% — 24% — 23% — 39%
    Hornets — 5% — 14% — 32% — 49%

    These are from http://www.playoffstatus.com. Having won tonight, the Hornets are guaranteed at least 6th spot.

  • aras

    not the first time Lin has done this so fatigue is out for me. if he loves distributing 4 turnovers and 3 assists aaaaah not gonna cut it. i know Lin loves distributin but i know he loves scoring aswell and he can score. its the nets.. theeeee nets. i mean come on. i could prob score 10 on them on 10 shots. Lin could get 15 and barely break a sweat probably.

  • aras

    oh yeah im better than Lin damn right i am!

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like the seeding will not change from now on

  • heart

    I’m still a little annoyed that Cliff didn’t let Lin rest in garbage time w/ 20pts+ lead. He let NB & KW rested. Lin needs to heal too. Sorry to be harping on this. It seems like Cliff usually does the opposite of what we see should be done. Doesn’t he know he needs a healthy Lin to stay competitive in the playoffs?

  • JJ Hui

    Of course we are different kind of fan! You are the kind who LIVES INSIDE LIN’S BODY!

  • Brent Yen

    If the season is bad for Lin…I am all for just 10 games….

  • Arsenium12 .

    I think you’ll find the Boston game is actually on Monday. That’s what ESPN says anyway.

  • aras

    bahahaha what does that mean tho? lives inside lins body?

  • guest

    When we are very ill and could not contribute much at work we would and should call in sick.
    When an NBA player is injured with bruises every where, he should just rest.
    With burises all over his body and swollen elbow, low back spasm, Lin should rest and get himself ready for the playoffs.
    Post season is bigger than less significant regular season last 3 games, imo.

  • JJ Hui

    So which team you play?

  • aras

    uuuh uuuh The Seattle Sonics!

  • DX

    Why Lin got 4TOs and Lee has 0? There was 1 pass which Lee touched then out of border.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ah, that confirms it’s in fact a double pony. at the beginning i thought he was running around with a little girl’s twin tails, then a samurai, and now it’s clearly a double pony

  • Brent Yen

    that is Lin’s TOV by definition, you can not have a tov without gaining possession of the ball 1st

  • JJ Hui

    All the commentators already praised Lin a very good player! They said he is very crafty, very creative, very tough, very strong, very good court vision, very good PnR player, he already proven when given he can play in a high level, Spurs, Cav. Pop, Tony Parker, Tim Duncun all praise Lin. Lin doesn’t need to please you, swallow your ego!

  • Whitman Lam

    I don’t think the Hornets could have won this game, or the Knicks game without Lin leading the offense. There were times where the Knicks and Nets made runs and almost tied the game in the 2nd half. Hornets put the game out of reach with Lin on the floor.

  • Rick Johnson

    BOS play at ATL tomorrow. Both will be on 2nd game on a B2B but ATL will be at home. ATL is 26-14 at home and BOS is 20-20 on the road. I think here is where BOS could lose one. Key is Hornets also got to beat BOS Monday on the road to pass them as well as games they should win WAS & ORL. JLin usually plays his best game when the game is the biggest so hopefully we get another Linsanity against BOS.

  • aras

    Lin to the spurs peeps book it then all the stats go out the window and you can see Lin playing beautiful basketball in a spurs unifrom aaaaah the dream.

    LIN 4 Spurs 2016/17 Season BOOK IT!

  • aras

    again what does ego have to do with it? plenty of people have said Lin is a backup player a role player and nothing more. They use Stats to prove it thats why Lins stats are important. and enough with the Ego stuff. you are using it wrong.

  • zxcvb

    Noooo. Not yet. Needs a chance to play 30+mpg as a real PG.

  • aras

    true that would be the dream! i think it might happen this off season hopefully he gets a starting gig somewhere! but if spurs are intrested that would be awesome!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, if he wins on the Spurs he won’t get credit because they are already good. People will just say he’s lucky to be on that team. Bringing PHI from the basement to the playoffs is more JLin’s style. Brought little Palo Alto to the state championship. brought lowly Harvard up in college BB ranks, will bring lowly 76ers up.

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s growing it out. Got to do something with the hair. He’s slicked it down before too.

  • K

    Hornet is milking Lin with no consideration for his physical health or future.

  • JJ Hui

    Uuuuh uuuh too old !!!

  • Rick Johnson
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    spurs, warriors, or sixers (if MDA becomes the head coach). anything else would be another wasted year

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • aras

    uuuuuh im Gary Payton

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Anyone remembers how many games Lakers won last season?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson
  • DX

    21

  • guest

    Another quote from the article by Jerry Stephens speaks on Silas’ relationship to players such as Jeremy Lin, “Those who work with Silas describe a curiosity about the game that compels him to formulate new ideas, whether it’s a new concept in transition or a practice drill he picked up from Nelson he introduces to Steve Clifford. Jeremy Lin has name-checked Silas as a factor in both his development and in Lin landing in Charlotte as a free agent last summer.”

  • JJ Hui

    Uuuh wrong!

  • guest

    Coach Silas could be looking for a head coaching job after this season. Perfect place for Lin if MDA doesn’t pan out.

  • Rick Johnson

    Does this make the Wizards easier or harder to beat Sunday?

    https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/718619979143372802

  • aras

    uuuh uuuh the los angeles fakers!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Seem like Lakers is breaking another record this season. It’s 16-63 with 3 more games to go. Can’t be happier with this outcome!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I expect Hornets to win this game even before this. If they lose for whatever reason but JLin has good stat, I have no issue:-) Only JLin won’t be too happy about this:-) Am happy JLin meets one of his goals–go to playoffs.

    Expect him to be starter and ASG next seasons:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets need to win out to have chance at getting home court advantage in the playoffs. Hornets are good at home so that is a definite factor to get to the second round.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lin IG 2歲小朋友還很喜歡這個頭髮😆謝謝S.Hawes 和他一起綁 ‪#‎雙馬尾‬#我的頭髮很有樂趣#熱愛生活#媽媽對我不高興#我做我想做的
    jlin7S/o to my ‪#‎flowbro‬ @spenceneedle for rockin the ‪#‎doubleponytail‬ with me!! ‪#‎havingfunwithmyhair‬ ‪#‎lovinglife‬ ‪#‎momsmadatme‬#idowhatiwant
    https://instagram.com/p/BD9g9s7OP17/

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • MEL LIN

    I feel bad for KW; the organization is really trying hard to promote him and trying to get attention. They want their franchise player to be recognized but unfortunately he doesn’t possessed the start power quality like Jlin.

  • Epie

    I love how Al argues for Lin when Cliff looks the other way.

  • Rick Johnson

    Unfortunately they don’t have the tie breakers so they need to win out.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It means little to me when the player isn’t JLin. Only few players that I really like and enjoy and Kemba isn’t one of them.

  • heart

    Why feel bad for him? He likes the attention. Hornets like the attention. Lin always brings the attention to whichever team he’s on. KW is benefiting from Lin’s popularity and Hornets are cashing in on the marketing side. I’ve been hearing all kinds of praises from opponents’ commentators for KW. Where do you think they get the info from? It may be fed straight out from Hornets talking points. Similarly to what Rox did for Harden, IMO.

  • CJSHYY

    This promote only made me feel even more off on him. It’s over to me.

  • MEL LIN

    He is a good basketball player no doubt, but he doesn’t have the look. Good example is Michael Jordan; first glance you know he is a star.

  • Acbc

    Aras is aras is aras.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly… Kemba’s D is more & more like Harden now. LOL!

  • blueCypher

    Hawks, Celtics, Heat all own the tiebreakers over hornets ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Common Utah!!!! Please win the game over Clippers! I really want you to be in playoffs:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Go Mavs!!!! You only have less than 10s to go. You can win the game!!!!

  • heart

    Dallas won! Dallas, 103vs93

  • heart

    Jazz 92 vs 88 w/ 2:13… Hope Jazz pull through.

  • John Focker

    I could care less about his look, what bothers me is his lack of court vision, playmaking skills, and the ardent desire to win. He’s content with just hogging the small market team with personal stats, wins be damned.

  • sws94

    Ian Eagle is a big fan of Lin. I’ve heard him on the radio plenty of times. He likes Lin.

  • sws94

    And when Eagle’s sidekick said Lin was serviceable Ian said he’s more than serviceable. Ian likes Lin’s game and knows when Lin plays well, he plays really well.

  • Rick Johnson

    This reddit post really makes sense. Never though of that:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4dx190/jeremy_lin_too_flagrant_not_to_call/d1v63ik

    [–]riskhunter99 167 points 10 hours ago

    NBA teams are already instructed to hack him when he drives because more often then not he’ll turn over the ball and you wont get called for the arm hit.

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    [–]eclecticfeel 145 points 9 hours ago

    The true reason why Lin goes off on Spurs

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    [–]Spursloofawah 134 points 9 hours ago

    Damn, that actually makes a lot of sense. If you play him clean he does well. Go figure.

    permalinkparent

  • heart

    Keep the campaign going guys/gals. The Angryasianman blog posted this.
    http://blog.angryasianman.com/2016/04/ouch-when-it-hurts-to-be-jeremy-lin.html

  • TTNN

    OT with 50 sec left, tie at 99

  • TTNN

    uggg, Jazz, lost.

  • CJSHYY

    I know.. what’s w Clippers? smh!

  • heart

    Saw that 3. Sad!

  • Rick Johnson

    Darn. Giving Houston an opening.

  • I am The Jason

    To a shorthanded Clipper team too. If Utah make the playoffs they are going to get steamed roll by the Warriors.

  • Rick Johnson

    Magic number for Utah is 3. They got to win their last 3 or Houston lose their last 3 or some combination of Utah wins and Houston losses. Houston has an easy schedule compared to Utah though.

  • heart

    FYI. Another article bringing attention to Lin’s Flagrant fouls.
    https://www.good.is/articles/jeremy-lin-flagrant-fouls

  • CJSHYY

    So Rox still have chance?

  • Rick Johnson

    Never heard of Good Magazine but the more media attention the better:

    https://twitter.com/good/status/718617651166052356

  • Marie Simon

    Done even retweeted to Hornets & NBA ESPN, this really sucks!

  • JoeTeam

    Jazz are 1 game ahead of HOU now. they just have to win same number as HOU. Clips were going to be a loss. They have 2 good chances, and then HOU just has to lose one.

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, I want jazz to come in. Hou last year was boring, except when Harden lost the last game on an ISO. That was cool.

  • CJSHYY

    Clipper should loss to Jazz today. smh!

  • JoeTeam

    I didn’t see it but I saw the post about the shot. oh well.

  • Rick Johnson

    Magic number is 3 so clinch if:

    Jazz win 0 and Rockets lose 3
    Jazz win 1 and Rockets lose 2
    Jazz win 2 and Rockets lose 1
    Jazz win 3 and Rockets lose 0

  • JoeTeam

    Saw half of this and decided I’ve seen this before, no need to watch again. NBA should watch it until the remember the rules.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, good one. 3 it is.

  • Rick Johnson

    Remaining schedule

    Rockets vs Lakers
    Rockets @ Timberwolves
    Rockets vs Kings

    Jazz @ Nuggets
    Jazz vs Mavericks
    Jazz @ Lakers

    Doesn’t look like Rockets likely to lose to those teams unless maybe Wolves have a great game.

    Jazz may have a hard time beating Mav’s but perhaps Mav’s rest their players for playoffs and Cuban wants to give the finger to Morey and have the Mav’s let the Jazz win.

  • BobbyH

    Mav has to win the game vs Clippers first to have the luxury to do so.

    If Rockets can lose to Sun, Rockets can lose to these 3 teams. We shall see.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes my thoughts too. Clippers seem to be resting players though. Pitty Utah couldn’t beat the Clippers 2nd string.

  • The Youtube video is now at 118,823 views, it looks like it’s picking up with the additional media coverage. A major victory would be if espn or nba or si picked it up.

  • Yascar

    Agree, that would be epic.

    There’s a Chinese translation for it right? If the Chinese/Taiwanese media can get behind it, NBA global might also take more notice.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Dan Ang

    It’s happening!…It’s like Black Twitter, but Jeremy Lin.

  • heart

    My Speculation: So Cliff told him to dive for the ball. SMH! Seen him dived in the last game and tonight’s game. And Cliff kept him playing on the floor almost the entire 4th quarter in tonight’s game w/ injured elbow, shoulder, ankles, back…while resting both NB & KW. See that’s why I’m still annoyed after this game. Lin posted this video to warn us. He’s injured and the Coach doesn’t care about his health! This action implies to me that the less effective Lin, the less he can shine and cannot overshadow KW/NB in the playoffs, IMO. God help Lin!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So glad that Chinese media has translated the non fragrant foul calls letter.
    http://www.dongtw.com/nba/nba-news/20160409/000287283.html

  • grover chang

    Amen

  • heart

    But they didn’t interpret the whole letter nor posted the whole video including Kobe and Melo fouls. The flagrant fouls from those two need to be exposed.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can anyone do the whole translation??? I’ve asked fans around but no one responded few days ago. If this whole thing can be translated to Chinese, then can send this to China and Taiwan NBA……

  • kauaiblue

    Ive clicked that like 20 times…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jun Liu highlights …
    __________

  • Amen, sista!

  • dave lam

    Not sure why board wants Rockets not to make the playoffs. A lot of Rockets fans want Rockets to not make playoffs so can try to get a lottery pick. Also don’t want their team to be humiliated by GSW in the first round.
    Rockets have a poor season already why not encourage them to make playoffs and then get sweep by GSW in the first round and miss out on a lottery pick

  • Guest

    And the beard cooked by Curry

  • Rick Johnson

    I kind of think he was joking about that. He will continue to dive on the floor because he’s s good aggressive player that wants to win.

  • Rick Johnson

    I’d be even happier if they lose their draft pick to the 76ers despite all the tranking and JLin uses that player to beat them over the head with.

  • Rick Johnson

    I want whatever is most likely for them to fire Morey.

  • I think most fans want swift justice to Daryl Morey as the main culprit of Diva-Ball+No-Defense system

    If the Rockets doesn’t make playoff, Leslie Alexander promised changes will happen.
    Will Morey get fired? Maybe …

  • ha.. great minds think alike!

  • zxcvb

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/09/mike-dantoni-cant-say-enough-good-things-about-porzingis/

    D’Antoni could be in line for bigger things in Philadelphia now that his former Phoenix boss, Bryan Colangelo, is about to be named general manager, but D’Antoni declined to discuss it, other than saying he has been thrilled working with head coach Brett Brown.

    MDA with the ambiguous, political answer. Things may be brewing already…

  • adele

    You’re right. I’m annoyed with this coach more and more

  • Rick Johnson
  • Spot

    This time both Colangelo and MDA avoided the rebuilding thing.

    With the right pieces they could already do great things next year.

  • Spot

    Morey is a dead man walking. Hinkie is there already, in my opinion.

  • zxcvb

    I think both hurt/help equally. Missing playoffs entirely…versus getting humiliated by 20-30pt losses on national television. Both could be “final straws” if Les hasn’t already made up his mind.

  • I’m glad to see excellent ball movement involving Lin-Kemba-Batum-Frank-Al

    This unselfish team-ball will be great tune-up to how they will play in the playoff.
    If they keep playing this way, they can shock their opponent in Round 1

  • zxcvb

    So easy to fix that situation in a heartbeat (with room to grow in the future).

    – Sign Lin as starting PG to run MDA’s system with Noel and Embiid.
    – Draft Ingram/Simmons with their own pick.
    – Trade Okafor to BOS/PHO for a Top 5 pick.
    – Sign a wing like Fournier to space the floor alongside Covington/Ingram.
    – Bring over Dario Saric from Europe.

    That is an exciting playoff team right away and they still have lottery picks and assets left for the future.

  • Spot

    Simmons could not bond well with Lin. Ingram is the right choice.

    Gallinari could play for Philadelphia too, his father was MDA’s roommate in Milan.

    They need a SG, but maybe Stauskas could do great things with Jeremy. And if Embiid is ready to play, sky’s the limit.

  • zxcvb

    I agree, but I’m just being realistic. If Philly doesn’t get the top pick, they’re going to take Best Player Available, which will be Simmons if Ingram is #1.

    I also don’t think it’s necessary to draft Dunn, but I doubt ownership will have full confidence in Lin and MDA. Even if they reunite it’ll be: “We’ll give you one season to prove yourself while we rebuild, but otherwise…”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can leopard really change its spots? Well, I’m holding wait and see. We will find out soon.

    lolololol If I’m not mistaken, I got it right with JLin poll 11pts/3asts:-) Have you checked the polls for all those games?

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy Lin playing through racial bias: Video shows refs biased against Hornets guard

    http://www.sportsrageous.com/nba/jeremy-lin-playing-through-racial-bias-video-shows-refs-biased-against-hornets-guard/16026/

  • haha.. good job!
    Not yet, I haven’t updated poll results for a while. Been super-duper busy
    I’ll do it after we finish regular season 🙂

  • Steppen03

    Can’t blame the Clippers – they were playing backups… Utah didn’t handle their business.

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No problem. That’s ok. Just want to tease you about this:-)

  • Steppen03

    Sweet … Fantastic story, Holland. If I’m a female too I’d follow in your footstep. Keep on supporting JL7 and hopes that you’ll meet him one day soon.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This article has translated the whole letter but no vid backup.
    书豪屡遭恶犯却没哨? 球迷致信萧华:NBA在虐待他
    http://sports.163.com/16/0409/10/BK723T9V00051CA1.html#p=9CGNNOQK4TM10005

  • Steppen03

    No, not the Spurs unless it’s a starting gig to replace TP. How about Pelicans or Nuggets ??

  • LinMad

    this is catching fire. i love it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Full Chinese translation letter in tradition Chinese. Fans can send this to all parties now.
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/718717278167040002

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Glad to see more people are picking this up. Hopefully this gives some pressure to NBA to do something about it. Sad to see that I’ve heard nothing from NBA thus far.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just realized that this is his left elbow not the injured right elbow. So, both JLin’s elbows are suffering from pain. Can’t believe it. Good to know that Master Lo is with him now. Hopefully Master Lo can help JLin to recover faster.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes both Taiwan and China media begin to report this whole letter or partial letter, pics and vids. Great job everyone! JLin Asia fans are actively involving in getting letter to Silver to NBA and tweet the letter + vid.

  • Holly Christensen

    It was very much real, I did find someone to go with me and had a great time.

  • Holly Christensen

    It is real, the post was supposed to just be about finding someone to go to the game with me and I added the tattoo story to explain why I wanted to go so bad. I did find someone to go with me and had a great time. But yes, the tattoo is very real.

  • ViNuyork

    if all of us here can post it on social media…it would help…i posted it on fb..twitter n etc….

  • ViNuyork

    been posting all your postings on social media…..we can help in our own lil way

  • JE Ballew

    If the NBA does not address the flagrant foul issue with Lin, can another avenue be pursued?

  • TK Wong

    Petition corporate sponsors of NBA and the Hornets.

  • TK Wong

    Petition corporate sponsors of NBA and the Hornets

  • JE Ballew

    Ty

  • K

    The focus should be safty of the players. Not do sure to address it as a racial issue, or Jeremy issue. Sure it happens to others.. No?

  • JE Ballew

    Both.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree…accusing the NBA, the refs and the players who have committed these flagrant fouls of racism will not play well in the media and will not be of any benefit to Lin himself..In fact, it could have the opposite effect.

    I just hope you guys are careful about this….This is the main reason Rockets fans gave to justify their hate on Lin..the fact that too many Lin fan would throw the racist label at every turn or at anyone who critics Lin’s game.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…put it this way,…even if it is a race issues (which I think it is)…for this to work…like you said,,,,better frame it like a player issue 1st..

  • K

    In addition, promote sportsmanship. Discourage dirty behavior.

  • cdblue10

    I have no problem w/ the video… whatever people will perceived it.The fact that one of the respectable referee said that these non call and overt foul to Lin is concerning was a powerful voice, enough for the referees to be fair for their calls ,not doing anything for this concern will put a certain player’s health at risk.Great job for the fans that care enough for Jeremy Lin.

  • BobbyH

    I agree that Lin fans should be careful about this. But the letter is oblivious to making it a pure racial issue. The letter emphasizes the importance of the safety of a NBA player, which happens to be Lin. I believe any NBA layers experienced this too, It is just Lin has power fans to support and exemplify the issue(s).

    The media can take it any way, focusing on the safety of NBA players, the integrity of NBA refs or the racial implication.

    Given this stage of career of Lin, i would say let the public decide for themselves. The more publicity the better because RACE is indeed a touchy issue in US and no one can downplay it and because Lin is indeed the victim.

  • Loretta Tang

    Here is an article about referee-development with reference to Jeremy:

    http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/ian_thomsen/09/19/former-referee-delaney-focused-on-improving-the-craft/

    (in the last section)

    Last season, while working a Lakers’ game, Williams found himself identifying with guard Jeremy Lin. “He makes a hard drive to the hole, he gets fouled, and I’m the referee,” says Williams. “I say to him, ‘That’s the Jeremy Lin I remember: He’s aggressive.’ And he smiles back at me.

    “I said that to him because I could see it: I could see that his confidence has been so shaken. Because we are all human. We all have the same insecurities that everybody else has. The difference is that we’re on this stage with national TV, and we’re in these jobs where everybody gets to chime in on our performances.”

    The admission of weakness leads to strength. …………

  • takeme2cruz

    Great found.

  • donsmacau

    Jeremy please eat Steaks and drink Bak Kut Teh type soups 肉骨茶 for every meal – that will help rebuild all of your injuries.
    Jeremy if your DOTA aggravates the bruise on your elbow and shoulder (gamers tennis elbow) lay off for a while.

    JLIN came up hurt early in his first drive to the hoop favoring his ankle again. Dell was right – “ankle will have problem for the rest of the season”

  • Brent Yen

    What is the prediction on Lin’s stat in playoff!!

  • BobbyH

    Hairsanitiy! We shall see a breakthrough of hair style design!

  • Brent Yen

    One style for every playoff game…..and 16 wins later…..wooohoooo

  • donsmacau

    Against MIA, ATL or BOS

    Gm 1 – season ave. LOSS
    Gm 2 – season ave. LOSS
    Gm 3 – season ave. LOSS
    Gm 4 – very good as Clifford allows JLIN primary playmaking in desperation. WIN
    Gm 5 – season ave. Kemba once again playmaker LOSS

    My Gm 4 scenario is wishful, most likely a tough playoff opponent will neutralize Hornets superstars EVERY game will Sweep 0-4. JLIN will not be relied on by Cliff to save this playoffs.

  • donsmacau

    Resiliency – JLIN picture is next to the word “resiliency” in the dictionary
    – Everything he had to put up with in HS, NCAA, Rockets
    – Refuse to be demoralized by BScott & Kobe
    – Opt-out clause in Hornets contract

  • BobbyH

    Agree except I will copy Gme 4 to Gme 3 and Gm2 to Gm5 and Gm5 to Gm6

  • donsmacau

    I hope you are correct.

    Clifford did go to JLIN in Spurs game

  • If Big Al is healthy and Lin continues to get screens that he recently got, my guess is 15pts/5asts.
    If it’s vs the Celtics in 1st round, it will be more.

    JLin’s April average is 12.2pts/4asts with impressive 42.1% 3FGM although lower 37.5% FGM due elbow bursitis.
    I hope Master Lo can have magic massage to fix his elbow/shoulder very soon.
    Hopefully Master Lo stays for 2 months 😀

  • heart

    Usually after two straight losses, Cliff is anxious to get a win. Only then, he would unleash Lin for certain stretches. If it’s a close game, he’ll let Lin close out w/ the core players. Like clockwork, if Lin and the bench extend a large lead and the win is certain, Cliff would take Lin off the floor to allow KW /NB pad stats, be the player of the game, and/or get credit for the win. Then the next game, KW/NB would try to carry the game on their own but cannot, then Cliff is there to recycle the pattern… Just watch out for it…

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like the only 2 problems Lin has this season is shooting %age and CLifford….LOL….will not be the issues next season anyway! LOL

  • If the Hornets don’t unleash JLin to help play teamball, I also agree this is the conservative scenario.

    But if Kemba behaves not to play hero-ball and we see more of excellent ball moment in some plays where all 5 players touch the ball, the Hornets can win 4-2 or 4-3 in the 1st round.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…maybe Lin will still go hairsanity on the bench and Hornets will advance…LOL

  • #BurstOfLinsanity in this playoff, then #UnleashedLinsanity next season!!
    Oh yeahhh 🙂

  • No doubt! Cliff better wants Linning to win it in crunch time 😀

  • Let the MDA as Head Coach rumor begin!

    @basketballtalk Report: Luke Walton, Mike D’Antoni among Suns’ targets for coaching vacancy http://dlvr.it/L1D7SV
    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/718820159855529985

  • heart

    In the Instagram video Lin said, “when your coach tell you to dive for the ball, don’t do it, don’t do it man…!” That tells me that Cliff has told his team to do exactly just that. Lin does not allude to something that is not true, even when he’s joking. Yes, Lin will continue to be active and aggressive on court because he wants to win. He doesn’t let fear of injury hold him back. That’s why I like MKG unselfishness. MKG did that and he got injured twice. So I want Lin to be smart about this and not end up injured like MKG. God’s speedy recovery for MKG. I pray that God forbid this to happen to Lin.

  • This is Suns HC vacancy with interim coach Earl Watson getting support.
    But if MDA name is involved, there might be more urgency to make him HC for 76ers because the Colangelos don’t want him to leave

  • donsmacau

    The likelihood of MDA returning to Pheonix Suns with owner Sarver will be near zero.

    MDA will be Sixers new HC

  • That’s my hope too. More urgency to make MDA a Head Coach in 76ers.
    Brett Brown is feeling unsettled after Hinkie’s departure; he is a good guy but might have to go in house-cleaning

  • @Loveforlife0323
    I have made a Chinese translation (traditional, 中文繁體) of the letter from Lin fans to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver~
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/718717278167040002

  • heart

    @Psalm, Wish Joy Jeng also include/attach the video w/ the letter. Could you email her and suggest that? Thanks.

  • got it.. thanks! Hope Joy can distribute it to the right channels
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/718832761885184000

  • heart

    Thank you very much @Psalm. Hope fans in China and Taiwan get their media to post this letter and video on their sites and to get the word out to the China NBA website too.

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks, psalm!

  • cdblue10

    16p/5reb/6assist/1.5 steal/2 to/

  • cdblue10

    They’ll get sweep if Kemba will play a lot of minutes like the regular season.

  • Brent Yen

    THis is a very specific stat line…LOL

  • When I posted last night, it was 118,823 views. Now it’s 324,934 views. Lots of views!

    Fwiw, I agree w/others below who said that we should not be framing this as a race issue, but as a JLin issue. I think that unbiased non-JLin fans will go ahead and make the inference themselves. Those who are already biased will not believe claims to racism anyway. So, I don’t see a whole lot added by “saying” it’s racist.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Agreed. No need to.

  • cdblue10

    I’ll be a little bit conservative.15 pts would be easy for him.

  • Michael

    And another team with a superstar doesn’t make it to the playoffs. That was unthinkable not so long ago. Even for second tier stars. Something is off.

  • Michael

    So you mean the ball is possessed?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i would have just sent the video alone and let it do the all talking but that’s just me. people tend to believe something more when they do their own digging than being told about it

  • I agree. when JLin fans are too aggressive, insisting that it’s racism, then that will make people want to believe it’s not racism.

    tbh, i’m not sure it’s racism myself. i think that it might be another reason. Also, there’s also a possibility that jlin’s just gotten bad luck w/referees. as the article below illustrates, it’s hard to be a ref, and lots of people get unfair calls.

    However, although I think it’s possible, I do not think it’s likely, and I think that JLin gets ENOUGH bad calls that it’s worth bringing to people’s attention.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s a little bit of everything all rolled up into one.. racism (undenyable), superstar non-calls (kobe/melo/harden), and the fact that Lin drives so often and so fast that it’s sometimes difficult to make the correct calls immediatey

  • i think it’s a good point. these are a number of different clips, each with different referees, some of whom might be racist and others of whom might not be.

  • kauaiblue

    Race is ALWAYS a relevant factor…

  • Michael

    Personally I like criticizing people, but I’m not good at it.

  • sws94

    I think that’s practical. Making it about the league, fairness, safety with a lot of Lin samples is different than only Lin but it’s already out there. I think the letter is well-intentioned and well done and we’ll see how it is received. There is a big danger of “playing the race card” which I think you’re getting at.

  • JoeTeam

    17 pts, 3 A, 4 reb, 1 s, 2 tov

  • JoeTeam

    I think more because it’s win or go home for team and him.

  • JoeTeam

    airbags for JLin …

  • Michael

    Yeah really no need to bring race into it…..it’s already there.

  • Michael

    16pts, 5 ast,, 1.1 steal, 2to, TS% = 42.35%, and 3 hairstyles.

  • blueCypher

    I really hope this video doesn’t somehow have a negative impact on Jeremy Lin

  • donsmacau

    Like things aren’t bad enough with JLIN’s uncalled flagrants as it is?

    Negative impact is when things can get worse – JLIN gets NO calls in his favor (but maybe 1 per season) so your concern is misplaced.

    Additional obvious non-calls will remind the NBA that unfair treatment of JLIN is a persisting issue – that’s helpful not a hindrance.

  • JoeTeam

    the ball movement was amazing … didn’t notice kw in any part of that just sayin’

  • grover chang

    I get the feeling Lin has finally wore kemba down. He realizes things are better for everyone by sharing the ball.

    Walker may also be motivated that there are no more individual awards to gain at this point. I think kemba starts running the plays and the Hornets will win their playoff series.

  • I think there’s more positives than negatives.

    Without it, the status quo is JLin will continue to receive egregious hits to the head causing concussion in the long-term.
    Plus he would get more TOs and fewer FTs as a result of it. His effectiveness would be greatly reduced.

    A Spurs fan in reddit offered a new perspective that the reason JLin can go off on Spurs is because Spurs play cleanly.
    If NBA tightens how people can get away with hits w/o repercussion, JLin can go off on other teams just like he did against the Spurs.

    Other benefit is I see a lot of non-Lin fans in reddit sympathize on him after watching the gruesome hits (i.e. “that’s crazy. I don’t even like him”. “something needs to be done”). All eyes will be locked in to what refs will do the next time JLin gets hard foul

  • sws94

    I don’t think so. I think Lin only 20-25 percent of his time on court with the Hornets is “scoring mode” Lin. From my observations Lin likes to get team mates going, Al, Daniels, Lee, whomever, especially when others are making shots and Lin will shoot sparingly. When nobody gets going, then Lin tends to look for his shot. There are times when he looks to shoot, but most of the time he doesn’t that much.

    His playoff numbers for his career are around 9 PPG but that doesn’t tell the story. Stats don’t tell the story. Lin will make big plays, shots, passes, and when he gets points they tend to be at crucial times in the game. I think we’ll see Lin less at PG and Kemba playing 40 minutes at PG, so Lin as pick-his-spots Lin is what we’ll probably see more of than Lin making a bunch of shots. however, there may be a game where Lin scores 20 plus as the big scorer as there was in game 6 against Portland and if going into OT Lin scores half or more of the OT points.

    TOs may be higher due to the lack of calls players get, and that holds true for Batum as well at least with some of his passes. I don’t worry so much about that. Lin will matter and be a big part of the wins the Hornets get IMO even if his stats aren’t that great.

  • blueCypher

    Agreed 🙂

  • ViNuyork

    yep, read comments on reddit too and JLin got a lot of non JLIN fans outraged and cursing upon viewing d video…hope from so much views on this video, NBA will do something with the blind/non-seeing refs

  • wandertheglobe

    Luke is waiting for Kerr to retire. If this rumor is true, MDA in PHX with Lin?

    Report: Luke Walton, Mike D’Antoni among Suns’ targets for coaching vacancy

  • Acbc

    Do you even live in the US? Lol. Racial tension is always an issue here.

  • donsmacau

    Mike D’Antoni left Pheonix because of the Owner – Sarver who is stilll owner.
    Of course the NBA is a business so conceivably anything can happen. But there was bad blood between the two men and sniping back and forth – less than zero chance MDA returns to Suns.

    MDA – “It really burned that we had four straight years of competing at the highest level, yet, in the end, (management’s) attitude was like we didn’t win a championship so we didn’t do nothing,” D’Antoni told Post columnist Peter Vecsey. “That really burned me more than anything!”
    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/sports/article_80e32f68-f0d0-5a1e-8f06-df40d1ae37e7.html

  • blueCypher

    I was thinking that too. The same ownership that let him go wants him back ?

  • donsmacau

    Yes, but it’s too late.

    The Colangelos and MDA came within 2 games of the NBA Finals and were stopped by Spurs in playoffs twice have FULL confidence in their friend Mike D’Antoni – he will be Sixers next Head Coach and very soon.

  • Darin Tanaka

    Sorry man I think your trying to ignore the obvious. It’s SO obvious that it’s a race issue. It’s been happening to Lin his entire career for it to be just a coincidence. People are going to believe it’s not racism because other Asians are claiming racism? That makes no sense.

    I encourage everyone to make this a race issue as it’s the only way anything can be accomplished once everyone understands what’s really happening and not beating around the bush.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Dan Ang

    LINSANITY…post flagrant foul video.

  • blueCypher

    I imagine he would be after making the WCF last year. This year has been disastrous for them

  • Yes, I live in the US.

  • “People are going to believe it’s not racism because other Asians are claiming racism? That makes no sense.”

    Yep, I agree that doesn’t make sense.

  • I did spend a year in Canada… maybe that threw me off.

  • I did spend a year in Canada though.

  • aras

    maybe im a bit harsh i dont know i dont think i am to be honest. i know Lin can do better than this if i did not i would not bother.

  • aras

    aaah pelicans got jrue holiday and nuggets got mudiay. however i can see Lin on the pelicans to be honest. jrue and Lin fighting for the starting pg spot. Jrue is injured a lot aswell so i think Lin would be a good fit there tbh.

  • aras

    the point here is that the people who are labeling lin as a bench player is heard waaaay louder than those who arent. the only way for lin to shut them up is to have a breakout season shut them up for good. he is capable of it otherwise i would not bother.

  • aras

    abc as easy as 123

  • aras

    prove it!

  • aras

    so peeps how do you think Lin will fare in the playoffs? playing more with batum and kemba? Going full jordan and carrying the team to the final?

  • ViNuyork

    karma— slowly n surely– d morey empire is crumbling rt. infront of his face… JLin keep believing in your faith and you will be rewarded by something way powerful than human :),…next–harden

  • new Wizards game thread. Can’t wait for regular season to be over! 3 more games
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g80-cha-was-game-thread/

    With 3 games left, the Hornets is still at the 6th seed and 1 gamesbehind the 3rd seed Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards game is an interesting game against a team who missed the playoff but will only play for pride.

    1. Jeremy’s elbow received a timely treatment from Mr. Lo who hopefully will help to treat injured shoulder and all kinds of bumps and bruises before the rigorous playoff round will begin.

    2. There were glimpses of teamball in 3-4 plays in the Nets game that’s very encouraging to see. The Hornets will only have a chance to advance in 2nd round of playoff by playing unselfish teamball to give them open shots and strong defense. Heroball will continue to be their demise by creating inefficient offense and lackadaisical effort in defense because teammates are not very involved in the game.

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin continue to hit his stride and carry the momentum to lead to big wins.
    http://i0.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_LetsGo.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • LinMad

    its funny how everyone who mistreated Lin is getting heat/punished after a year or 2 of Lin leaving their team. McHale got fired, Harden being called out as a bad defender/Rockets not making playoffs?, Byron Scott and the Lakers tanking again, Kobe retiring, Carmelo (Stoudemire incident), Dolan and the Knicks were suppose to make a run this season but couldn’t (even with Porzingis), etc.

  • sws94

    I’m expected modest stats, Kemba mostly playing PG, but Lin coming up big in big moments (plays, passes, defense, rebounds, etc., coming up big in OT). He may have more TOs than usual because of more contact allowed during the POs and defenses trying to get the ball out of his hands. Especially if the Hornets play Atlanta or Miami. I keeping my expectations modest and if he breaks out, *great*, and he may have a big game of 20 points plus 7 or so assists, that wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  • sws94

    That’s my preferred team for Lin. I’m just not sure of the coach. He and AD would be solid together. Lin would play a lot I think, hopefully as starter but could work off the bench as well.

  • sws94

    Tough love kinda?

  • LinMad

    I don’t think Cliff will allow Lin to go full jordan. I also dont think Lin can carry the team to the final by himself. He needs the right pieces and the bigs on this team are not that good with PnRs or rebounds/interior D. I see Cliff using Lin for penetrating and playing making in the 4th quarter where it really matters. He will be defending a lot like Lee will in the first 3 quarters.

  • ViNuyork

    isn’t that what they call divine lintervention 🙂 ? …JLIn did not retaliate after all his mistreatments but he let his strong faith do it for him 🙂 :)…nobody should mess with something up above, rt ?

  • Seahawk

    And it exposes some dirty players too. You know who…haha

  • Rick Johnson

    Great to hear you had a great time and welcome to the forum.

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  • Glad you can enjoy the game, Holly 🙂
    I hope you can meet JLin because your story is quite amazing.

    If you attend game time early, usually the best chance to meet JLin is to wait next to the seats close to the tunnel before the shoot-around but usually he is very focused on game preparation so he just sign stuff without talking much.

    The best way to meet him is to attend a special Q&A session after the game (watch twitters for special events) because there might be more interaction with fans

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    First, jazz beat la, and rox lose in sac

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