G82 ORL @ CHA Game Thread

One game after Jeremy Lin was in the total Linsanity zone to power the Hornets to beat the Celtics with a jaw-dropping 21-pts 1st half dominating performance, how would he follow it with a home game against the Orlando Magic?

  • The 19pts/4steals/4rebs/1blk/1asts/10FTs 2nd-quarter by Jeremy Lin to drive 24-1 run might have been a single dominating quarter in Jeremy Lin’s career. In this stretch, the Hornets came back from being down 5 pts (32-37 at 8:08) to take 18pts lead (56-38 at 2:12) in a span of 6 min. JLin had 4 steals in  The Hornets led by 22 pts (63-41) at the end of the 1st half and the Celtics never threatened again.
    • Whether this was helped by the extra scrutiny of the “Too Flagrant Not To Call” viral video on blown non-calls on JLin’s flagrant fouls that could have sent the message to refs to give fair calls or the work of Mr. Lo the massage therapist that has worked wonderfully to treat JLin’s injured elbow/shoulder/ankle, etc., it was a sight to behold to watch how dominating Linsanity can be in the offensive and defensive end. It definitely sparked the whole team to play well and beat the Celtics on their own home-court
    • Will Clifford choose to play hard to win the last game vs Orlando? They have a chance to move up to the 5th seed depending on how Heat, Hornets, Celtics, or Hawks wins

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray JLin can heal his injured elbows and shoulders to be ready for the playoff


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MEMBERS POLL

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  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!! It is ok to not get the 6MOY…..he is supposed to be a starter anyway

  • DX

    2nd,again

  • yeah, 6MOY is just for a scorer off the bench.

    JLin is a starter hidden on the bench capable of leading teams with complete game (pts/asts/rebs + defense) to topple Top teams such as Spurs, Cavs, Raptors while many starting PGs can’t

  • heart

    3rd is Magic!

  • GameWatcher

    Let’s go!

  • Rick Johnson

    The Vertical ‏@TheVertical 13m13 minutes ago

    Sacramento planning Thursday announcement on firing of coach George Karl. @WojVerticalNBA report on @TheVertical.

    https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/720284539612848128

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers should be next.

  • jimmyL

    will** be next

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s happy to be outta there

  • takeme2cruz

    Just like that the season is about over. Wow.

  • I hate to do it, but I want the Hornets to lose so they stay at #6 and avoid facing LeBron if they make it to the 2nd round. I also want the Heat to win so Hornets don’t have to face the Hawks. Hawks scare me more than Heat. But that’s a secondary concern. Main concern is avoiding LeBron if by chance Hornets advance. But you know the thing I want the most? Houston to lose AND Jazz to win! Also, I’m rooting for Warriors to get their 73rd win so I can witness history being made.

  • CJSHYY

    Today what I care the most it’s for King to beat Rox. Just don’t want Rox to make it to playoff.

  • jimmyL

    Harden got 6MOY and became a superstar the following season
    It doesnt make you a bench player permenantly

  • DX

    Hornets barely make the 2nd round so just hope Lin can have good game. If lucky Hornets can face Cavs or Raptors, will be same for Lin since he had good games before.

  • KHuang

    Charlotte usually struggles against bad teams like this.

    That’s because Kemba Walker hogs the ball and sinks the Hornets.

  • Brent Yen

    But Harden has no D….isn’t that the reason Lin stays with bench..? 😛

  • KHuang

    It’s been a LONG season to me.

    The end is soon – and I’m not sure if even Linsanity can save the Hornets from themselves.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I have the mix feeling about this 6MOY for Lin… if he really gets it then I hope he can be like Harden to get his own team next….Haha!

  • Win

    Same here. Too bad Jazzs couldn’t beat the clippers even they have rest all their starter few days ago. Hopefully Rockets lose today and Jazzs win!

  • CJSHYY

    Harden is lucky bc Rox made him a super star but look at most of the winners for 6MOY… not so…

  • cdblue10

    I can’t wait for the playoff…!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    Any schedule for playoff games yet?

  • jimmyL

    I wouldn’t say lucky. He played really well. You don’t become one of the best players in the league by luck. Everyone knew Harden was gonna be good.
    McHale became a starter after and HOF
    Mike Miller started too
    JR is starting now
    GInobili on and off

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Harden played well but Rox set up everything for him to be a super star.

  • Some here! Jazz also have to win in order for Rox to be knocked out. So BOTH things have to happen, unfortunately. But Jazz should be able to beat the Lakers.

  • jimmyL

    The rockets gave him the chance to lead a team and he made it
    kudos to him

  • CJSHYY

    I hope Jazz win tonight. Just hope NBA & ref will not try to help Kobe to win his last game.

  • CJSHYY

    If what he had all belongs to Lin then it’s another story.

  • jimmyL

    the league probavly wants harden to play in the playoffs

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what I am afraid… but Rox sure will get more rating than Jazz.

  • jimmyL

    Harden had a number of big games to start off the season and Lin struggled then
    it happens
    they decided harden is better and hes been really impressive since

  • CJSHYY

    No. When they signed Harden it’s already made the decision. He’s #1 guy in the team.

  • Brent Yen

    Harden has decided Harden is better….

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Even D12 became Lin #2 after Rox… (Thanks to Morey & Harden).

  • CJSHYY

    He sure hates Harden so much….LOL!

    https://twitter.com/ByJayKing/status/720060161281409024

  • deesee5

    Thats the thing I fear… They might rig a happy ending for Kobe.

  • CJSHYY

    NO… That will make Kobe’s agent very happy. smh! Don’t want this to happen….

  • wandertheglobe

    Another coach bite the dirt? Karl will get the ax. Lots of openings this coming off season.

    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/report-kings-will-fire-karl-on-thursday/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • CJSHYY

    Why not wait until after exit interview?

  • wandertheglobe

    Kings may have a chance since it’s going to be George Karl’s last game as coach of Sac.

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so.

  • wandertheglobe

    Divac and Karl don’t want to talk anymore?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think so… nothing to talk about it. LOL!

  • deesee5

    Well it’s a feel good story for Kobes fans. It makes great TV, right? I know a ton of crazy Kobe fans out here. I wouldn’t be surprised if they win. Kobe might go all out on his last game and score big or something.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s home game. But Jazz is fighting for their playoff spot so….

  • Rick Johnson

    Hoopshabit: Why Jeremy Lin Discussion Always Comes Back To Race
    http://hoopshabit.com/2016/04/13/why-jeremy-lin-discussion-comes-back-race/

    More thoughtful article actually adding to the conversation rather than many others just parroting one another. Brings up context of the Asian’s being stereotyped at the Oscars.

  • Rick Johnson

    How do people view Jeff Van Gundy on the Nets with Lin?

    https://twitter.com/HoopsRumors/status/720307427585863680

  • takeme2cruz

    A lot of games but still I feel the season has gone by fast.

    It doesn’t matter because I am looking at the excitement and hope. This is playoff, I think Cliff will use Lin a whole lot more. We all shall see.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    What’s with Sacramento? Someone actually wants McHale as a coach. After Lakers fire Scott we’ll hear rumors of them pursuing Scott too. SMH

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/720304448002609152

  • CJSHYY

    There are more better coaches out there why these three?

  • CJSHYY

    He said some good comments about Lin before…. but I don’t see Lin go to Nets.

  • Rick Johnson

    Probably because they don’t think they can attract good coaches:

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/720304837393403904

  • takeme2cruz

    Very interesting for Eastern Conference, there’s a chance #3 to #6 will end with the same numbers of W-L.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! No wonder….

  • Rick Johnson

    Should make for a competitive playoffs.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so they’re looking for someone to kiss Cousins’ booty

  • takeme2cruz

    Absolutely.

  • Rick Johnson

    McHale is good at that.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Maybe also needs him to get the approval.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Indeed.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lucky for mchale, this time it wont be too hairy

  • This is the best article to discuss of racism factor in the #TooFlagrantNotToCall video
    Kudos to Ben Gibson to thoughtfully tackle the difficult racism on “Why Jeremy Lin Discussion Always Comes Back To Race” instead of brushing it off.

    Let’s give him some props!
    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/720252973364826112

  • cdblue10

    Who will go to the playoff games?

  • cdblue10

    JVG has NY roots same as JLin

  • takeme2cruz

    McHale’s statement shows how much he hates the beard without naming.

  • CJSHYY

    What statement?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the one where he says he liked Curry cause he doesn’t have a stupid beard

  • jimmyL

    I noticed that Lin always has a lot of trouble guarding Oladipo
    This man is gonna be really good

  • jimmyL

    In a way with his dominating play

  • jimmyL

    Oh well, either way it worked for them

  • jimmyL

    And charlotte will be 6th seed because they have done so poorly against those play off teams

  • jimmyL

    Good man but probably not gonna make Lin his first option

  • takeme2cruz

    Kevin McHale: “Do I miss coaching? Depends on who I’m coaching.”

  • Rick Johnson

    More national media exposure.

    Alex KennedyVerified account
    ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    Jeremy Lin fans made a video showing Lin hasn’t gotten the flagrant foul calls he should. @JLin7 is certainly tough:

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/720310646110179328

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/720311410274664451

  • heart

    It’s beginning guys/gals. NBA media bloggers/twitters are taking notice of the issue.

  • CJSHYY

    Let’s RT for AK. He’s always helpful for Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i like the fact that people are beginning to realize just how tough Lin is

  • i don’t have twitter, but someone should post/tweet the NBA’s response to his twitter feed.

  • Rick Johnson

    English version of video us up to 934,242 view
    Chinese version is up to 667,058

    As much as the NBA wants the issue to go away it is snowballing. I find it amusing that the NBA tries to act like they are actively anti-discrimination by threatening to move the All Star game due to the North Carolina law when they deny and fail to recognize, acknowledge discrimination in their own organization.

    Kind of like the person who accuses others of farting to shift blame when they the one that did the farting.

  • xeroid

    I don’t mind them getting sweep by Warriors and also lose the first round draft pick.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good. i want the blind chinese kobe fans to realize what a horrible person kobe is. he is a mentor to melo and i would bet anything the two conspired to injure Lin with vicious hits. the clotheslines and uppercuts aren’t allowed in ANY SPORT and yet these two got away with it

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps they should play Cody with the bench. Lin will get him the ball. He started out really hot the beginning of the season with BF1 and BF1 was better with him. Put Jefferson back with the starters, maybe he can help them not create a big hole to dig out of in the first quarter:

    https://twitter.com/FiveThirtyEight/status/720305522881089541

    https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/720325433464594432

  • heart

    Sports Radio Show hosts are picking up on this:
    https://twitter.com/Kroeger/status/719952763929653249

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Ed Davis made the list too. he needs Lin

  • takeme2cruz

    Hope this will improve in playoff.

  • heart

    Guys/gals, I feel little bit sad that tonight will be the last game of the season. It has been a roller coaster year for our man. But it still has been really nice having you all here to chat and share our joy and sorrow of Lin’s journey. My first time posting was here. So wishing that Lin will be Magic tonight and we’ll talk some more in the playoffs. Ok!

  • Rick Johnson

    I would think players would be a little hesitant to make a hard hit on Lin knowing everyone is paying close attention now because players don’t wan’t to be labeled racist. Also refs will be more cognizant of their calls also not wanting to be labelled biased. For now I think they are trying to be on their best behavior. I think this helps Lin because that first playoff Houston vs OKC they seemed to intentionally hard foul him causing him to miss games with a chest contusion. That seems less likely to occur this year.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Lin can team up with Davis on the 76ers. Lin has probably told MDA about how good the chemistry with him is. Davis would probably still be 2nd team as they already have Embiid and Noel but would be a great backup when those players rest.

  • BobbyH

    It is a fair and objective article.

    The last sentence, “Maybe this has nothing to do with race, but with Jeremy Lin, it almost always does.” If you change the context a bit, with 90% NBA players are white and switch the name to John Wall, damn it is something to do with race.

  • heart

    Yep. I’d never forget Selfosa did that to Lin and Durant intentionally touched/nudged Lin in the area where he was hurt.

  • Win

    Gotta mention this again. I smell trouble in Phily. A bunch of immature kids. I am really not sure if I wanna see Lin with the 76ers. I actually prefer the Spurs instead.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/basketball-philadelphia-76ers/nerlens-noel-sued-damage-rental-home-tmz-report

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes, hat off that video creator. Now it’s spreading wider and out of control despite the NBA and elite media like ESPN trying to ignore it. Seem like the public is well aware of what’s going on.

  • Michael

    I shift when I fart to direct the dispersion vector.

  • Rick Johnson

    Talented kids but need leadership and adult supervision. Lin is perfect.

  • NONONO

    76ers needs a leader on and off the court. Lin would fit it perfectly.

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s talented and play off the ball well. Who cares what he does to his rental? The owner now will get pay 10X more than the actual damage.

  • NONONO

    Last game. It dose not matter #5 or 6. Lin is a game changer, not a stats “padder”. Rest Lin for the playoffs.

  • Rick Johnson

    Within a month Noel will be doing bible study with Lin and clean up his act. The team just must support Lin as the leader of the team.

  • Spot

    Embiid is the answer. He and Jeremy will be a joy to watch

  • Rick Johnson

    I remember how Lin would keep in touch with the players sent down to D-league encourage them to develop and come back. That is a leader.

  • Win

    Not only Noel, Okafor too. And you really think players will listen to Lin about the off court issue?

  • Win

    They should. Especially that elbow.

  • NONONO

    If Hornets plays Hawks in the first round. I wonder which team this Atlanta tattoo girl would cheer for.

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/13/jeremy-lin-befriends-girl-who-mistakenly-tattooed-his-name/

  • Rick Johnson

    If he is supported by the team as the leader rather than marginalized by a no character prima dona like Harden. Also these guys are young and have been beaten so often they don’t have big head egos like the Melo’s and Harden’s and Cousin’s. Especially when he’s the floor general and passes to them for easy buckets making them play better.

  • cdblue10

    At the hive posters has no clue why Lamb regressed as a basketball player?The simple answer was Lin,Lamb was playing great basketball when he was playing along with LIn,he just started to regressed when he started to play for himself thinking that he can do it without a great facilitator.

  • Win

    Lol. With that kind of attitude, you think Noel and Okafor will accept Lin is a general and being a good teammate as a team. As Gregg Popovich mentioned, character of the players is very important for a GOOD team.

  • CJSHYY

    NY sure miss Lin a lot…. he’s a Hornets now but this still make it to NYPost. Haha!

  • takeme2cruz

    Total agree. Each time Lamb rebound the ball he went coast to coast unless Kemba was on the floor.

  • Rick Johnson

    Why is she from Atlanta?

  • NONONO

    i think she said she is from Atlanta in the video comments.

  • Win

    And he get lost on defense very often. But his length make up a little bit of his below mediocre defense. And that’s the reason Clifford don’t wanna play him even Hornets gave him a new contract. I have a feeling Hornets might wanna trade Lamb this off season.

  • Michael

    Or was it Atlantis?

  • Rick Johnson

    Young and stupid. Look what happened to Russell with Swaggy as friend and mentor. Team needs high character guys, veteran leadership. Probably why new GM emphasized that in the first press conference. Stuff that doesn’t snow up on a spreadsheet. Flaw in Morey / Hinkie analytics.

  • takeme2cruz

    He might not be a clean person to live with but it has nothing to do with what he does at work.

  • Win

    Agreed!

  • NONONO

    yes. Lamb tried to control the ball and forgot Lin kept passing ball to him whenever he was open.

  • takeme2cruz

    He would take a bad shot over a double team before thinking passing the ball.

  • Win

    Pls check out Rick Johnson replied.

    And here is the video of Popo below.

  • steven ko

    Please tank this game Clifford! 5th seed is the worst seed of all!

  • CJSHYY

    Why?

    Don’t think he wants to tank this game if so he should rest all his key players but NO…

  • steven ko

    as a 5th, you probably have a very long grueling series against the 4th seed and if you happen to get through that series, the #1 seed will be lying in wait…tough road to get to the finals.

  • cdblue10

    they will prolly trade him,and try to persuade Lin with a better contract,but they made a mistake of paying him early.

  • cdblue10

    I remembered when he”s getting alley oopps and crisp passes from Lin w/ his laser shooting and then he took matters into his own hands….stupid player!

  • takeme2cruz

    #8 Detroit holding 2-1 match up with the Cavs this season and they will meet again tonight. Detroit has their bigs can overcome LBJ pulling an offset.

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    Yup. The offer the contract a little bit too early.

  • Rick Johnson

    So looking at the odds, most likely Miami vs Hornets (3 vs 6) and ATL vs BOS (3 vs 4)

    https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/720343315544088576

  • cdblue10

    The weakest team that Hornets can face in the playoff with their standing will be the Celtics,they need to win to carry that mentality and consistency in the playoff.

  • Rick Johnson

    They will have to try for McHale. Hope Cousins punches him.

  • BobbyH

    Sometimes statistics lies. Never say never.

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t lie, just give you the chances. Casinos make a living on statistics.

  • takeme2cruz

    …and most of the times wrong.

  • cdblue10

    Miami is known to be a great team during play off but w/o Bosh and unlikely 100% Wade,I like their chance rather than playing against Atlanta

  • Alain Gervais

    yea i agree but it also is the least likely

  • Win

    LOL! They all knew that they if they do coach the kings, they will all end up with the usual Demarcus Cousin and get fire.

    Once again it prove the character of the players is very important for a team and coaching.

  • Win

    I meant the usual Demarcus Cousin drama.

  • Joe what do you know

    That’s what my colleague said. I do agree. And also if they go through to 2nd round, TOR or IND won’t be as tough as CLE. Might not be a bad thing being 6th seed.

  • cdblue10

    yep

  • NONONO

    How about Lin?

  • Win

    If we do play the heats, the coach have to draw up a plan to get Whiteside in foul trouble early. Otherwise we will get kill on the boards….

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I now really hope Mc gets this job ASAP. LOL!

  • cdblue10

    Cliff needs to play Lin as a starter if they play against Miami since Whiteside will be coming of the bench

  • HVJoy

    Last regular game and I will likely miss it unless American Air offers free WIFI on board.

    I will be thinking about the game and friends here as I fly to CA. If Lin does play, hope he has another great game. Go Lin.

  • LinMad

    Just rest Kemba, Lin, Batum and tank.

  • Win

    Maybe we can use Al to get Whiteside in foul trouble? Whiteside is long but not quite strong enough.

  • Win

    Agreed. And Al too.

  • cdblue10

    If someone can frustrate him since he’s like Cousin’s lite,I think that’s a better strategy.

  • Rick Johnson

    Well if after that video refs are calling JLin’s drives fairly he can get Whiteside in foul trouble. He did that with Bradley.

  • Win

    Lol. True. Then Tyler Hansbrough will be the perfect fit for that job.

  • cdblue10

    Yep…Give him 3-4 hard fouls and he will explode like a volcano…LOL

  • Win

    I am surely hope so. Since the video is snowballing, I think Lin will get the call he deserve.

  • Win
  • takeme2cruz

    Pls check mine above. Young living messy is not bad behavior or criminal. Why do people already convicted that young man for being sued for property damage? $75K for dirty carpet, 1 window screen, rock decoration, roach?

  • takeme2cruz

    …and you want to give them more clicks?

  • JoeTeam

    I want it because harden got max just after that. Just sayin’ … you are probably right.

  • JoeTeam

    that I agree!

  • noob

    Actually to a certain degree I agree with this article. JLin is the XFactor and it all depends on which Jeremy shows up. I realize how he is used within the flow of the game does make a difference but a fair amount of it is all on him

  • cdblue10

    That’s what I’m saying they’re watching the game but they don’t understand the context of the game…lol

  • Win

    Yea. I shouldn’t visit their site anymore.

  • gandychan

    Pay $10 for wifi

  • cdblue10

    With all the inconsistencies of playing time,roles and rotations, Lin still broke records in Charlotte,Give him the DAMN Ball!!!!!

  • zxcvb

    I think Philly will wait until the playoffs are over to replace Brown with MDA. Too much “heat” right now, but once people have moved on to something else, they’ll pull the trigger. At earliest: conference finals or NBA finals.

  • Win

    Lin is a XFactor for sure. But his strength is not about shooting and scoring like many so call NBA Stars. His strength to make people around him better by running a good offense. Taking what the defense give him even if it mean his teammate end up shooting the ball. To me, ATH is writers are just one of those “Box Score’ Fans to me.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the acknowledgement. I will pass the message to the team:-)

  • Win

    Agreed. After all that father and son drama, they need to cool down first. I was actually surprised to see a lot of 76ers fan support Sam Hinkie.

  • Epie

    Before Lin joined Hornets, I’ve never had any interest in Hornets. I’m sure I’m not the only one here. Once Lin leaves Hornets, Lin fans, media attention, and international media coverage will follow Lin and Hornets will be forgotten… Just a thought.

  • Win

    Ok. Then what about Okafor? Is this serious enough?

    Noel isn’t the first Sixers’ forward to have off-the-court issues brought to light by TMZ. The website posted videos in November and December of Okafor’s involvement in at least one altercation outside of a Boston nightclub. Okafor was suspended for two games in December because of the incident and other non-basketball issues, including a reckless driving citation.

  • Win

    Not sure if Hornets will be forgotten but if Lin left then I will not follow them for sure.

  • JE Ballew
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    before Lin joined, nobody even knew what the Hornets were.. cus they were the Bobcats 😀

  • takeme2cruz

    If they intent to fire Brown they would do it as soon as the season over. The rebuild process is already underway.

  • heart

    Former Ref Nunn ruled on the Celtics play where Lin was given an offensive foul. It should have been a ‘defensive’ foul.

    https://twitter.com/NunnBetterRefs/status/720294393140252672

  • some ATH writers can see JLin’s values and contribution like Daniel Coughlin
    Most only see Lin as backup PG to provide sparks.
    Not realizing Lin’s outperforming his $2.3M salary many times over, definitely more values than Lamb’s $7M/year salary

    Charlotte Hornets bench runs wild in Boston against Celtics
    http://www.atthehive.com/2016/4/12/11412592/charlotte-hornets-bench-runs-wild-in-boston

  • Ben Johnson

    How the heck were we able to convert Nunn to a lin fan? G-d bless that man

  • heart

    Thanks @Psalm for creating this blog and allowing Lin fans to aggregate and share. Thank your for your humbleness. Many Thanks to JAD, Jenny & KP Chan again. We can’t thank you enough for your hardwork. We Lin Fans are grateful for helping Lin’s cause. https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/720356169831698433

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That pretty much cover it all. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Finally, the last game in regular season is coming….

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/720220299262894080

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s just objective.

  • aww, don’t make me blush here :]
    I just need to clarify since Nate thought it was me but it’s all hard work by JAD, Jenny & KP (#TeamFlagrant)
    They deserve the full credit for sure.

    So many good Lin fans like JLin Garden club, twitter #GlobalLinFam doing good work out there
    For our forum, all mods and good posters work so hard to make this place a positive environment.

    Hopefully that helps in any way to encourage faithful Lin fans to create something wonderful like the viral Flagrant video if we don’t get distracted by excessive bickering that can kill a forum.

    I’m still amazed by how viral the video gets. 942K views today!!

  • yes, he calls it as it is

  • heart
  • donsmacau

    Archive this comment for Video #2

  • donsmacau

    Mike D’Antoni has been friends and worked with the Colangelo’s since 1980’s – 35 years – they are so close that it’s possible that Coach Brown is not even in the loop on the off-season personnel discussions between MDA & Colangelos.

    Agree, one day soon we will hear that Brett Brown wishes to return to Australia to be closer to family and friends.

  • Rick Johnson

    They should look at college coaches like Boston getting Stevens instead of re-tread NBA player / coaches.

  • donsmacau

    I watched Miami game last night and Joe Johnson had a Linsanity 4th Quarter nearly 20pts he was unstoppable and if they also get Bosh back they would be dangerous.

    If that is the case then only JLIN starting many games would the Hornets have a chance.

  • heart

    Ok guys/gals, this quote is directly from Lin that he wants to start. Once and for all let the debate on this end. Here’s an excerpt quote from today’s article 4/13/2016, “Jeremy Lin believes he is part of “something special” with the Charlotte Hornets”, by Mark Suleymanoy.
    LIN: “Does that mean I don’t want to start or whatever? Everybody wants to start and be the man, me included.”
    http://www.givemesport.com/750840-jeremy-lin-believes-he-is-part-of-something-special-with-the-charlotte-hornets

  • donsmacau

    The Colangelo’s and MDA at the Pheonix Suns were all about accountability and character.

    Sam Hinkie was oblivious and subsequently aloof to the off-court shenanigans of his young players and made Brett Brown do the explaining.

    That won’t happen going forward under new regime.

  • donsmacau

    Beyond me how anyone can claim that JLIN is satisfied on the Bench… there is no quote in existence from JLIN saying that is his preference. Whoever claims JLIN is satisfied with Bench is being patently dishonest.

    This video also from 2 1/2 months ago: 0:42 on Vid

    Reporter: “Do you prefer your role being like a starter or bench for this team?”
    JLIN: “Every player wants to start”
    https://youtu.be/-Pxjj37IvWA

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    Now a must watch.

  • CJSHYY

    Love him or Hate him…. it’s his last game….So tonight will be really Kobe’s show. He can take as many shots as he wants but just let Jazz win the game!!!

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/720322577978163200

  • Rick Johnson

    Only the local Hornets bloggers want him to be satisfied coming off the bench for cheap discount.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s always the case. When does he ever change his goal????!!!! Only “some” fans believe he should remain to be bench player.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop some of his “fans” even in this site said the same thing as well.

  • Joe what do you know

    Just like I said in the game thread, an obvious blocking foul. I really wonder how the ref thinks he can get away with that stupid call.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can’t wait. last game of the season is like clutch time. that’s when Lin is at his best!

  • Rick Johnson

    I guess each has their own opinion. But he plays for God and God didn’t bring him all this way, this whole journey to be a backup PG in some small city.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they don’t believe he will be able to get starting job w high salary.

  • Yascar

    Once and for all as well, I don’t think fans don’t want him to start. We want him to start. We just don’t want him to start for starting’s sake as in Lakers, maybe Sixers aka tanking teams. The man wants to start but he also wants to win. Between having a chance at the playoffs and starting for a 15- win team, I think the choice is debatable, even for Lin. That’s all. For me at least, I have never said I don’t want him to start.

  • donsmacau

    Sixers are not a Tanking Team.
    A tanking team wants to LOSE, tanking team does not hire 2 Colangelos, Mike D’Antoni, free agent veteran Elton Brand then FIRE Sam Hinkie

    Sixers are a RE-Building team who wants to WIN.

  • wandertheglobe

    I find it odd too that out of nowhere he became Lin’s fan.

  • Yascar

    Ok whatever you want to call it. Until last season they were unabashedly tanking. I could throw as many quotes in here about Lin hating to lose and wanting to win. Until recently a lot of the so called fans in here didn’t even want the Hornets to make the playoffs when Lin was bubbling over with excitement about it. Sixers will have to prove to Lin that they can rebuild enough to win.

    And HE will make his decision, not you, me or anyone else in here. He’s not even thinking about it yet. I bet he will surprise us all.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yascar please add melodyting3 in your Twitter so that I can add you in the Team Fragrant group. Thanks!

  • KHuang

    That would be ME, but only because I think Lin is better off not sharing the court with Kemba Walker’s terrible ballhogging.

    Even the worst Lin haters know that Jeremy Lin should be a starter in the NBA based on ability alone.

    For the Asian guy, starting was never about production or ability.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • heart

    See how Lin draws audience, hahaha. Hopefully, the rating is viewers’ audience is as equal or higher than Kobe’s last game of his career. The media has been hyping Kobe’s last game all day…

  • donsmacau

    Until you can show me a quote from JIN that he prefers bench then all the talk about wanting to stay in CHA as bench backup to Kemba is suspect and less relevant than our theory which is backed up by JLIN’s own words.

    If Ishmael Smith can lead 10 wins with a ragtag group of Philly youngsters, then JLIN can lead 35-40 in his first season. Sixers don’t need to prove anything, JLIN is brought in to prove he can lead wins.

    Hornets will miss playoffs next season without Marv and JLIN.

  • zxcvb

    “My time to shine.” – Kemba

  • CJSHYY

    Cody also got hammered a lot….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOL You’ve got it right.

  • Yascar

    I did, thanks!

  • Yascar

    Quote me and tell me where I said I can find a quote that he wants to stay on the bench. Of course that isn’t his goal but his goal is to win too, equal to starting. A team that is not capable of winning is a team that may not get as much consideration as some fans here might think. But J Lin will control his own destiny and has the playoffs to get through yet.

    Until you can show me a quote right now that says he wants to play for the Sixers next season, this conversation is worthless.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Just add you in Team Fragrant. Please check whether you can access to the group.

  • heart

    I presume Mike Laney is a local Hornets fan. If he is, glad he speaks up. Hornets fans have only seen Cody hammered, but now they can compare against Lin’s case who got hammered continually above the shoulders. They didn’t know that Lin has been suffering poor officiating for 4 years+. Hopefully, the NBA have put the refs on notice so they will officiate Lin more fairly from now on. If not, Lin fans will have another video made.

  • donsmacau

    No the conversation is not worthless (worthless perhaps for Hornets first fans who seek to keep JLIN as the perpetual backup to Kemba on CHA bench) — for JLIN fans it is a WORTHY topic of speculation, contemplation & discussion on a JLIN Centric Fan Blog Board.

    JLIN has never said he won’t play for a losing team as long they are not purposefully tanking, with the moves Sixers have made and continue to make – obvious they are no longer tanking.

    JLIN has only ever said that he doesn’t want to play for a Tanking team (e.g. Lakers under Byron Scott)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • heart

    Melody,
    I’ve been posting and keeping track of all Lin’s related videos, articles, twitters regarding Lin’s Flagrant Fouls on the Sticky Note. Please check there if you need info.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sacramento letting Houston into the playoffs?

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/720392580798656515

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya Cody’s nose always looks messed up.

  • Yascar

    I am not a Hornets first fan and I am disappointed that you are calling me as such. This conversation is worthless because you’re putting words into my text that aren’t there. You’ve done it before and you can go on doing it but it doesn’t make it true.

  • CJSHYY

    What? Why they need to help Rox? NBA asked them to do it? smh! I guess NBA wants Rox in the playoff more than Jazz.

  • Oh my GOODNESS. ESPN Tom Haberstroh in-depth analysis on JLin’s lack of calls (no Flagrant in 813 fouls!)
    #TeamFlagrant have arrived. Congrats!!!!

    https://twitter.com/carychowESPN/status/720388443918827520

  • donsmacau

    Nice find, the momentum continues…

  • Yascar

    Congratulations. This is HUGE.

  • I am The Jason

    I did not see this poster anywhere here so enjoy and if it has double enjoy

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/latest-buzz-top-10-moments-year

    Latest Buzz: Top 10 Moments of the Year

    I really like number 1.

  • heart

    So HAPPY to see this!!!! ESPN, now NBA take NOTICE NEXT!!! This should be part of our future evidence to submit to the NBA Officials if need be.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    excellent! but wish he’d used the clip where kobe fouled Lin instead of Wesley

  • KHuang

    Wow.

    This is the first time ESPN has ever done something positive about Lin.

  • KHuang

    The Kobe foul is in there.

  • cdblue10

    20 mins to game time

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ahh. my bad. i wasn’t really paying attention til the end lol

  • Michael

    Next day “Sorry Tom you are fired”

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    20 minutes = 20 points

  • cdblue10

    Good enough but not satisfied…lol

  • Michael

    You ruined my sandwich lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that would be 20 points from free throws..

  • kauaiblue

    Atta boy, jlin… swing ur ___ around…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Team Fragrant Task Force will take this in note.

  • Acbc

    Yeah, it worked so well that when Lin left, this is what Harden is leading them down the road to!

  • cdblue10

    Wohooooo….refs are also Lin fans now?….hmnnnn

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    can i join Team Fragrant? i smell lovely too! just kidding lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • LOL .. “Tom, you committed a Linconceivable flagrant!”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • zxcvb
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great! Thanks! I will inform the team to look it there when they are ready to write and do another vid.

  • Ben Johnson

    Its HAPPENING!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    was gonna post the exact same thing! OMG!

  • Ben Johnson

    Mda and Jlin sitting in a tree, w-i-n-n-i-n-g

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the reminder! Thanks for keeping all updates there. We will need all these when we are ready to do the next piece. For your info: I’ve informed the group.

  • noob

    ok- a lot of detractors have been arguing that when you look at his drive numbers and foul called percentage JLin sits at the average but this is a pretty strong argument put forth here by an ESPN guy

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Great news! More are coming.

  • David Ly

    Jeremey with the start!

  • CJSHYY
  • cdblue10

    3333333333333

  • Alain Gervais

    333333

  • cdblue10

    Hmnnnn???!

  • LinMad

    Lin is starting? So we actually trying to win this?

  • LinMad

    that was actually pretty by Kemba

  • great drive by Kemba in transition w/ spin move

  • Alain Gervais

    Our bigs is terrible. Avoid hawks at all cost

  • yes.. teams with big men will make the Hornets life hard

  • LinMad

    if we win this we play Hawks?

  • Alain Gervais

    No heat i think

  • Great teamball so far.
    Everyone is touching the ball

    Just need better D

  • LinMad

    so that’s why Lin is starting lol

  • Alain Gervais

    More like impossible

  • cdblue10

    Kemba is playing w/in the flow?Am I dreaming????hmnnnn

  • Great penetration by JLin… even better delivery to Lee who hit and open 3!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Its tough though Lin has a hard time with miami. But team has a hard time against scoring bigs. Lin will have to find a way

  • he wants to win 🙂

  • cdblue10

    Hope this will carry to the playoffs

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • cdblue10

    222222

  • LinMad

    aww he stepped on line

  • Alain Gervais

    33333333

  • I can’t believe I’m seeing Lin playing PG and Kemba plays SG
    Pinch me!

  • cdblue10

    Wow Lin 333333

  • Alain Gervais

    Game almost over lol

  • LinMad

    3333333333333

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • LinMad

    from Kemba, that’s rare!

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff been saving that for the playoffs?

  • Nitron

    Great team ball so far

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb in. good to see. Lin rest so he can play with the bench

  • zxcvb

    Lin is completely different as a starter — he’s a Top 5 PG.

  • Yascar

    Ssshhhhh don’t jinx it lol

  • Kemba and Lin play like dual PG now .. Excellent!

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe that’s the formula for playoff..?

  • LinMad

    Lamb refused to pass to Kemba lol he thikn he’s point guard

  • NONONO

    Lin got hot hands and then benched?

  • Alain Gervais

    He has to play with the bench.

  • LinMad

    Someone has to PG for 2nd qtr

  • zxcvb

    First time since preseason. Won’t last though. Kemba wants his personal glory in the playoffs. This game is meaningless, so he’s probably just trying to stay healthy.

  • It’s a blowout 😀

    They probably want to stagger

  • xeroid

    Come on, he needs a break.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it’s cool. he’s got his 8 points already. gotta give the other guys a chance too!

  • Alain Gervais

    They will hang around. Hornets just never blow out people unless lin goes ham

  • Maybe he’ll behave since he wants to win in playoff.
    Let’s hope so

    To think this comes in Game 82 :[

  • LinMad

    lets win a championship ring

  • zxcvb

    His jumper is elite when he touches the ball regularly. Doc knows what he’s doing. Too bad Cliff doesn’t!

  • David Ly

    Lin is going to start 2nd quarter to play as PG.

  • LAJane

    Pinch me too! How did this happen!? Never mind….very happy about it. GO LIN!

  • zxcvb

    I think it’ll happen once when they’re down 2-0 or 3-1. And then back to Kemba Ball.

  • LinMad

    he better cause last time Cliff didn’t manage Lin that well. Played him like 30 minutes straight with no break

  • LinMad

    I’m liking Al when he dunks.

  • BobbyH

    Is this guy’s source reliable?

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin blow them out the 2nd quarter then rest for garbage time the 2nd half.

  • zxcvb

    Nah, showcase for MDA/Philly/Brooklyn! He won’t be allowed to shine in the playoffs anyway.

  • Rick Johnson

    Think that was because Batum was injured early in 2nd half.

  • The Hornets look unstoppable with this combo of starters + bench

    Kemba+ Lin then Kemba+Al
    We’ll see Lin+Lee in 2nd quarter?

  • NONONO

    Clifford , please rest KW for the playoffs too.

  • BobbyH

    Yes Sir. Just an expression. Statistics changes per circumstances. Characters don’t.

  • Rick Johnson

    Good block Lamb !

  • LinMad

    Kaminisky blew it!

  • LinMad

    is Batum out for rest of season?

  • KWC

    KW passing a lot today.

  • BobbyH

    Clifford, please play Kema non-stop.

  • noob

    Really liked Kemba’s play in the 1st quarter. Was getting teammates involved and not forcing anything. And it was amazing seeing JLin and Kemba sharing PG duties

  • Rick Johnson

    Sprained ankle. supposed to be minor should ready for playoffs.

  • LinMad

    he’s playing more like a point guard today but i think he will shoot a lot later.

  • cshot

    am i dreaming? kemba playing teamball? and cliff resting lin so he can lead 2nd unit?

  • What JLin did right to start the game is to not waste possession
    – Find open teammate w/ wide-open shots
    – Make open shots
    – apply so much pressure

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami blowing out boston 33-11

  • cshot

    nahthey said he was fine

  • LinMad

    and the fact that Lin started too. I wanted this all season but it’s only being done when playoffs coming.

  • cshot

    ajhhhh… i dont want them to be 5th seed …

  • KWC

    BOS still upset about that loss.

  • JLin 8pts/2asts/3rebs +13 in ONLY 8 min
    3-4 shooting, perfect 2-2 from 3pt-land

    His starter stats is looking GOOOOD 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    Wait if they lose and we win who do we face

  • Rick Johnson

    Good teams will quickly shut the Hornets down if Kemba plays that way. May have worked with weak teams in the league.

  • Ben Johnson

    After tonight and 13 games of starting, his starter numbers will look ELITE

  • cdblue10

    Al is peaking up in the right time

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop when Batum is out. When Batum is back, JLin will be back to bench.

  • cdblue10

    Wow Al and Lamb connection

  • Good for our #HiddenStarter campaign later 😀

  • noob

    Al with the great pass

  • cdblue10

    Now Lin to Al ..dunkfest !!!

  • LinMad

    we outplaying them

  • LinMad

    Al is on fire

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin whipped the Celtics so bad they still haven’t recovered. They are still in a stupor MIA 35 BOS 13

  • LOL … Lin with a smart penetration and timely pass to Big Al’s DUNK!

  • Alain Gervais

    looks like we will face the hawks

  • cdblue10

    Is it Miami?It should be Miami right?

  • noob

    So at this rate the hornets will get the 5th seed and play Atlanta in round 1

  • Rick Johnson
  • DX

    Heats 33-13 Celtic. WoW

  • Alain Gervais

    Miami is the 3rd seed and is up by 20 on boston

  • cdblue10

    That’s tough either way..,

  • As #4 vs #5?

  • Alain Gervais

    i think heat is better then the hawks. Our big will have to step up.

  • Ben Johnson

    Its good in that the travel between cities will be super easy, no jet lag

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets guards have trouble with Whiteside.

  • Big Al’s post-move will be HUGE in the playoff if he can keep it up

    But if it’s Heat, Whiteside will be tough

  • Alain Gervais

    Yup heat are always hard on Lin

  • cdblue10

    I guessed so too.Hawks is just a handful and they already have a taste to play in the Conference final so that’s tough

  • Alain Gervais

    lol jump ball

  • cdblue10

    Lin is playing it lightly

  • LinMad

    that reaction from the girl sitting in the crowd

  • Alain Gervais

    yes

  • zxcvb

    Should have dunked it!

  • zxcvb

    Setting up other guys, get them going before playoffs.

  • cdblue10

    That’s a good strategy,building up their confidence

  • zxcvb

    Lamb especially needs to find himself. Totally lost of late.

  • Rick Johnson

    Actually might work out. If Lin keeps playing like this and schools Teague and Schroeder like he did Isiah Thomas Lin will be a top PG target in free agency.

  • cshot

    seeing too much of lamb for my liking

  • zxcvb

    Kings conceding their game with 3rd stringers. Have to settle for GSW blowout sweep of Rox.

  • NONONO

    it is messy

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb is just awful defensively

  • LinMad

    maybe we tanking now to play against Miami

  • Alain Gervais

    Daniels will have to take his minutes

  • zxcvb

    Miami is dangerous in the playoffs. Spo, Wade, refs on their side.

    ATL or slumping BOS is better. Without homecourt, I don’t see CHA beating anyone.

  • noob

    Should give it some serious thought

  • cdblue10

    He’s just lost,I hope this game will get him going but in playoff coaches usually used 8-9 players only

  • DX

    Why? that’s the worst.

  • Coach Lin gave approval to Troy’s big 3 with butt-slap 🙂

  • jimmyL

    Lamb probably won’t play at all in the playoffs

  • cdblue10

    I hope they’ll pull an upset in the playoff,it’s a slim chance but possible..

  • cshot

    need more of lin and troy together in the 2nd unit

  • cshot

    honestly, i hope it turns out that way. much rather have troy out there with lin

  • jimmyL

    Hawks bigs are just so much better than the Hornets

  • LinMad

    Kemba shooting more now but bricking them all

  • NONONO

    Hornets can get into second round if Lin starts as pg. But Clifford will take a harder route and risk the chance.

  • LinMad

    can we even play against BOS first round?

  • cdblue10

    I hope for an upset it’s a slim chance but possible

  • zxcvb

    They can go to the ECF with Lin in Kemba’s place. But instead, he’ll stand in the corner for Kemba Ball.

  • cdblue10

    That’s what I am afraid of,if he can manage Kemba time to 8mins per Q,they will have a chance.

  • zxcvb

    Not if they lose, I don’t think.

  • Rick Johnson

    I didn’t think the Hornets could beat the Celtics in Boston and 2nd game of a B2B especially since they’ve never beat them all season. But things seem to be clicking for Lin now.

  • steven ko

    Can’t believe this! why are they trying to win? Celts are tanking to avoid the Hawks since they match up better against the Heat. There’s no home court at stake here! Not sure if Hornets match up better against the Heat or the Hawks though?

  • blueCypher

    Nooooo, what are they doing . Avoid the Cleveland bracket lol 🙂

  • cdblue10

    He’s already in the playoff mode and he plays better when the game is on the line.

  • cshot

    honestly i think they would have a harder time against the Heat. Heat this season have been very dangerous

  • LinMad

    pick your poison basically.

  • Alain Gervais

    If we lose we face miami

  • blueCypher

    I think so too. Hawks are the easiest

  • blueCypher

    miami is 3rd seed ?

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • grover chang

    Whiteside, Wade, Dragic, Joe Johnson. The team is stacked.

  • Alain Gervais

    up by 23 on celtics

  • blueCypher

    I see, they own the tiebreaker over Hawks

  • Alain Gervais

    yups

  • blueCypher

    I still think Raptors in round 2 is easier than Cavs in round 2

  • zxcvb

    I forgot about Joe! He’s been a secret weapon for them. Very clutch.

  • Rick Johnson

    More like he’ll be coaching the little league basketball camp.

    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/720414002157723648

  • zxcvb
  • steven ko

    Even Stephanie Ready thinks Hornets should lose this game to avoid the Cavs…

  • NONONO

    I think Hornets would match better with Hawks. They lost to Hawks only 3 pts in first two games (kw missed the final shots in both games).

  • Alain Gervais

    16 wins. lol last earth won 21 and tanked the last 15

  • Alain Gervais

    lol ha

  • blueCypher

    I see, they wanna tank some more … ok then

  • Alain Gervais

    Play the heat

  • LinMad

    Hawks play at a very fast pace. I think they will kill our bigs.

  • kauaiblue

    Doesn’t matter… clifford is playing walker ball… jlin is out next year, clifford did his job getting into playoffs, so everything from now is just icing on the cake… now, if he wakes up and gives jlin the keys, they will go to the finals…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Personally I don’t care much of that organization. Whatever!

  • I am The Jason

    SMH. This organization is letting the league pass them by.

  • cdblue10

    He is still thinking to coach…..LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    I want JLin to play well against the Hawks. Teams have been so hot for Teague and Schroeder I want JLin to blow them out of the water. Would greatly increase his free agency market value.

  • blueCypher

    Wade and Spo are battle tested, and bosh

  • cshot

    agree

  • Alain Gervais

    Rather take fave cavs and heat later on after some confidence in the playoffs

  • John Focker

    To worry about that bridge, Hornets have to first get there…

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba rested

  • Arsenium12 .

    via ESPN — Heat 62, Celtics 38 (halftime)

    Boston’s lackluster effort exemplified late in first half as draft lust Justise Winslow hauls in two offensive rebounds then drills a corner 3-pointer as boos rain down.

    Celtics and Heat trending towards first-round series that will open in Miami as Boston is set to plunge to the No. 6 seed.

  • blueCypher

    Oh, you dont mind cavs in round 2

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin too relax

  • cdblue10

    I think they heard you Alain,they need to drop this game

  • blubell

    222222

  • blueCypher

    I get it, I just think the teams in 3-6 are essentially on the same level so hornets can beat any one of them

  • LinMad

    good assist

  • Lin “STRAIGHT to the rim all season long!”
    “Doesn’t take no for an answer”

  • jolno

    That is IF the Hornets can even get past the first round. It’s not like the Hornets have any sort of championship aspiration with Clifford seemingly allow Kemba ball to happen most of the time. As it stands now, I will be surprised if they win more than two games in the first round unless something drastically changes.

  • blueCypher

    lol, stephanie ready making the case on air to drop to stay at 6

  • cdblue10

    I can’t blamed her

  • LinMad

    Cliff wants to win this?

  • blueCypher

    yup, i completely agree. its about the path

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin being trapped and making the right pass

  • steven ko

    Stephanie Ready talking about staying in 6th again!

  • blueCypher

    raptors in round 2 > cavs in round 2

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol are we tanking for the 6th spot

  • Lin delivered the ball to Frank inside who got fouled.
    2 FTAs but we won’t see the assist in the boxscore :[

  • cdblue10

    Looks like it

  • LinMad

    at least we look less like we’re tanking. Celtics are tanking for sure.

  • blueCypher

    i just believe playoff positioning is important

  • JJ Hui

    Stephenie Ready is so annoying! She said Jeremy Lin starting tonight, then said traditionally he is not a starter.
    Does she need to include the second sentence? Super annoying! I am changing feed, cannot stand her big fat mouth!

  • steven ko

    Stephanie Ready loves the 6th seed and believes that Pacers have a shot against the Raptors! Let the tanking begin! Get the anti-tank weaponry (Lin) out of there Clifford!

  • Alain Gervais

    Frank and Lamb taking shots like what the h***

  • LinMad

    Cliff calls timeout to say “good job keep tanking.”

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb is really bad. Just not a fan of his game

  • cdblue10

    Are we still going to watch this game?we already know the result…Magic will win this.

  • blueCypher

    haha, probably

  • blueCypher

    they have to make a decision and by 4th quarter

  • cshot

    get jeremy lamb outta there plz. i really dont like watching his game

  • LinMad

    no keep him in for tanking

  • zxcvb

    Game getting boring with Frank and Lamb playing like dummies. Maybe Lin will be allowed to take over. Or maybe Kemba resting means Cliff wants to tank the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    Full tank is on lmao

  • cdblue10

    Hahahahaha,we’re tanking this

  • zxcvb

    That’s why they call him “Frank the Tank”

  • LinMad

    Lamb didn’t get the message. Why he score for.

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • Bring out the tank!

    (Refresh)

  • zxcvb

    Jorge in for Lin? Guess they really are tanking. Don’t know why. Playing MIA is not better than playing ATL.

  • cshot

    gutierrez?/ lolololol

  • LinMad

    BENCH LAMB. WHY HE SCORING FOR?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Cliff is planning to lose the game as he plays all the 3rd squard.

  • blueCypher

    guitierrez lol = tank confirmed

  • noob

    Tank!?!

  • cdblue10

    Al didn’t get the memo,he’ll get bench…lol

  • LinMad

    we are not tanking hard enough.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • zxcvb

    If Lin is done for the night, then a nice short game.

    Got his %s up, hit 3 jumpers. Stayed healthy for possible MDA reunion.

  • LinMad

    bench Al and Lamb

  • Alain Gervais

    If orlando cant beat this squad then they need to leave the nba

  • blueCypher

    Although one thing about the Heat though, Whiteside’s length bothers Lin going to the hoop it seems

  • cdblue10

    After this t/o it’s going to be a full tank mode

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i’ll believe it when they insert kemba back into the game

  • David Kim

    Maybe they dont wanna play with cavs on 2nd round?

  • Alain Gervais

    We are 1-3 with the hawks. Our bigs cant deal with them.

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats a kilelr as well.

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Leave lamb. he will help the tank

  • LinMad

    Cliff needs to point at Frank the Tank and say “What’s his nickname? DO IT!”

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Man, I’d like them to avoid Miami Heat. Whiteside has the ability to neutralize Lin’s drive to the basket.

  • NONONO

    Would this be the Lamb’s final game of the season?

  • LinMad

    lol if audience don’t know we’re tanking.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff after he learned the heat was up by 20 on the celtics= Bring in the tanks

  • zxcvb

    Lin did great against Whiteside in the season opener. 17p in 27m.

    He has to have his jumper working, and for that, he needs touches instead of standing in the corner.

  • cdblue10

    He’ll be back to Houston

  • blueCypher

    celtics are making a comeback

  • Ben Johnson

    Where’s byron the tank commander when u really need him, hehe

  • heart

    What’s going on now? Are Hornets playing to win or lose? Who are they aiming to play against? Heat is winning against Celtis; Hawks is tight vs Washington.

  • LinMad

    No one wants to play Cavs in 2nd round if they do beat Hawks

  • Alain Gervais

    We are 2-2 vs the heat. We also miss the cavs in the second round. I get the thinking

  • cdblue10

    Exactly

  • Ben Johnson

    Jlin may struggle in first round but then he’ll dominate the raps

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaaha,the foul,these refs are awful,it’s not even 2 minutes in 4 Q yet and they are reviewing

  • zxcvb

    Different squad though. Without Bosh (more ball movement) and with JJ, Miami is much tougher. Josh Richardson also emerged (shooting 48% on 3). This is a big mistake, IMO.

    Thinking about 2nd rd already? LOL. Win one game in the 1st rd before you do that!

  • yeah, everyone will understand 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff to refs= we are tanking help us out

  • David Kim

    I think there is chance that hornets go to eastern final if they dont play with cavs in 2nd round.

  • LinMad

    they working to help us tank

  • Alain Gervais

    Will Lin come lol? Or full tank

  • jimmyL

    Lamb so trash

  • Alain Gervais

    Haif tank or full tank?

  • cdblue10

    Jordan:I’m giving you my Jordan 1’s…Lol!!!

  • If the Hornets lose & secure #6 seed, they’ll meet the #3 Heat and avoid Cavs in 2nd round

  • Alain Gervais

    Im watching orlando feed and they have no idea we are tanking lmao

  • noob

    they need to go all in

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hansbrough hasn’t played.

  • zxcvb

    He can do great if he gets the ball. Jumper looked great tonight and he had a good game against Whiteside in the season opener (17p in 27m).

  • cdblue10

    Hahaha,that’s sad.

  • Alain Gervais

    I have to say. quite a savvy move by Cliff haif way through a game

  • Rick Johnson

    Boston catching back up. Only 4 behind now. What if Hornets lose and Boston wins?

  • Alain Gervais

    Dam we cant full tank

  • cdblue10

    What???LOL

  • LOL

    Obviously trying hard to lose but ain’t easy againt Orlando.

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahahahahah

  • Alain Gervais

    Full tank

  • xeroid

    Hey, don’t be limited. If Hornets need to go all the way, bring Cav second round.

  • kauaiblue

    are they trying to lose?

  • heart

    lol. Thanks for the laugh!

  • LinMad

    damn this is harder than i thought. Maybe Miami saw that we were leading by a lot and was like, We gotta tank harder.

  • zxcvb

    Hopefully, Al, Lamb and Troy pull this out anyway. Or maybe Orlando rests its starters too.

  • Alain Gervais

    Im going to watch heat game his may backfire

  • Alain Gervais

    You don’t here that tank behind you move out the way

  • cdblue10

    Prolly heat is tanking too…LOL

  • John Focker

    Clifford keeping close eye on Celtics-Heat game on the side, will decide whether to beat Magic based on that game’s result.

  • donsmacau

    Because Hansbrough has no Tank mode.

    only a Psycho Mode and Super Psycho mode … he won’t work here

  • noob

    Troy Daniels with the great play there. Deftly turning the ball over without making it look too obvious

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats so cruel

  • John Focker

    Only Frank has Tank mode! LOL

    Jeremy has Super Saiyan mode.

  • steven ko

    you guys aren’t gonna believe this but Boston is trying again! they really want to avoid the Hawks and really want to play Miami in the 1st round since they match up so well against the Heat. crazy strategy going on right now between the Hornets and Celtics!

  • Alain Gervais

    go heat!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Change to heat game

  • Ben Johnson

    Wackiest final day ever!

  • zxcvb

    I hate all this pathetic in-game tanking/maneuvering. Embarrassing for the league.

  • Alain Gervais

    Heat win then Lin ,kemba, and Lee run to check in

  • This is to remind Lin fans that 1 game tank to secure #6 seed & avoid Cavs in possible Round 2 is desirable 🙂

    Hornets lead is cut to 7pts (86-79) after 3rd quarter
    If they lose to get #6 seed, it is more desirable? #1GameTank

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/720426297759928320

  • cdblue10

    The gamblers are scratching their heads at this time

  • LinMad

    good acting skills by Kemba/Al complaining about the clearpath

  • noob

    Need to really slow this game down then

  • steven ko

    a game of chicken going on right now between coach Clifford and Coach Stevens

  • heart

    MIA 67 vs Celts 61 also is w/in 6pts MIA

  • cshot

    wow full tank mode activated. that was not very smooth from gutierrez. coughed up the ball and gave up on purpose haha

  • Ben Johnson

    True, didnt some asian teams get disqualified in the olympics for trying to game the system by tanking?

  • NONONO

    really tank????

  • grover chang

    Wait. Who do hornets want to play. I’m confused.

  • Alain Gervais

    I think we will tank no matter what happens. We don’t want cavs second round

  • KWC

    You know it is a tank when TH is in so early.

  • Ben Johnson

    Heat, no bosh and banged up dwade

  • Yascar

    I bet the Celtics are trolling the Hornets.

  • Alain Gervais

    I think avoiding cavs second round is the goal.

  • zxcvb

    I think I heard something about that. Pretty lame stuff…typical for the NBA though.

  • Alain Gervais

    You mean bosh

  • zxcvb

    There won’t be any second round.

  • Alain Gervais

    this is a bit tricky

  • takeme2cruz

    Feel bad for Jazz, Sac is a disgrace org.

  • LinMad

    Cliff needs to use up all his timeouts to see if Celtics are winning or losing

  • cshot

    lol this is embarrassing.

  • cshot

    i agree

  • takeme2cruz

    No it’s not when you intent to lose.

  • cdblue10

    Magic is trolling the Hornets…lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Now ATL losing too? They also tanking? I’m so confused who will play who.

  • Alain Gervais

    Will orlando really lose to our third stringers

  • steven ko

    Boston wants the Heat very badly in round 1!

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff: “Tyler we’re trying to lose here”

  • cdblue10

    We want the heat too…

  • zxcvb

    GO PSYCHO Ts (Troy and Tyler).

  • Alain Gervais

    fight boston heat

  • So this is the Hornets tanking lineup:
    Gutierrez/Harrison/Daniels/Hansbrough/Hawes

    Who’s the tank commander? 😀

  • cshot

    i understand the point of tanking to get a better seeding, but its an embarrassment to sports. sigh, the inner athlete in me hates it but i guess ill swallow if it puts jeremy in a better position.

  • cdblue10

    Yep they need to be penalized for that

  • kauaiblue

    so, who do we want hornets to play?

  • LinMad

    Cliff should just command Tyler to start pushing and punching the Magics. We need to give them 2 flagrants and 6 common fouls.

  • cdblue10

    LOLLOLLOL

  • kauaiblue

    scott!

  • Alain Gervais

    daniels is too good put Lamb in there

  • zxcvb

    Me? Atlanta. MIA is too tough in the playoffs w/ Wade and JJ. Boston has Stevens, the best coach in the East. Atlanta doesn’t have that superstar who gets superstar calls.

  • blueCypher

    yo , the celtics can win their game vs the heat

  • Alain Gervais

    Makes you relies how good of a tank artist BS was

  • kauaiblue

    i agree, and jlin doesn’t usually play well against them… so, do we want hornets to win against orlando tonight?

  • blueCypher

    if celtics wins what happens

  • noob

    Wouldn’t it be better to be 6th seed no matter what?

  • LinMad

    Heat. ATL will kill our bigs. Cavs will kill us in 2nd round.

  • cshot

    i want them to play the Hawks as well. Hawks is less sporadic. You don’t know what you’ll get from the Heat, and Whiteside seems to give Lin trouble

  • That’d be Psycho-Tank 🙂

    LOL

  • zxcvb

    Lin does very well against the Celtics (and solid against the Heat/Whiteside), but playoffs are totally different. Especially with inevitable Kemba Ball hogging, Lin freeze-outs.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol we are not tanking good enough

  • cdblue10

    Hornets still need to stay in 6th,if they got lucky passing 1st round,they will avoid CLE

  • kauaiblue

    oh, yeah… right… my enthusiasm just got deflated with the thought of walker iso ball… lol

  • see the full scenario above in the article.
    If Hornets lose, they’ll be #6 regardless of other teams

  • John Focker

    Heat and Hornets both tanking…Celtics trolling Hornets…

    Will we see triple OTs today? LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Dang Cliff went all the way down to Aaron Harrison and still can’t lose a game.

  • zxcvb

    BTW, I think Fournier would be a good SG next to Lin in an MDA offense. He’s a restricted FA and ORL won’t pay much to keep him with Oladipo and Hezonja also at SG.

  • Where’s Scott when we need him 😀

  • LinMad

    keep fouling Tyler!

  • zxcvb

    It’s coming…we all know it is… ugh. The MDA situation will be much more exciting than the playoffs.

  • blueCypher

    just lose, that is the only scenario you can control haha

  • cdblue10

    I think it’s a soft back court,he needs a tall defensive minded player that can shoot 3 and run with him.

  • LW

    I guess unlike Lakers, the Hornets are not good at tanking!

  • noob

    But the Heat should want to win. They could get the 3rd seed and avoid the cavs in the 2nd round

  • blueCypher

    they are terrible at it 🙂

  • zxcvb

    Fournier is 6-7. He can shoot very well and run.

  • LinMad

    these 3rd stringers should have got the memo. Why else would they be closing the game?

  • blueCypher

    Celtics are within 4 now

  • Yes, Lee will be good

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Orlando is really bad. They can’t even win the 3rd stringer.

  • Rick Johnson

    Queen City Hoops
    ‏@QCHblog
    If the Celtics end up winning and the Hawks continue losing, Charlotte still plays MIA in a 3-6 matchup. My head is hurting.
    https://twitter.com/QCHblog/status/720428709551980545

  • cdblue10

    He will be a disadvantage against the elite 2’s from opposing teAm

  • zxcvb

    No to Lee! Watching him this year…he’s selfish.

  • cshot

    Tyler Hansb doesnt want to lose lol

  • LW

    Yeah, a terrible tank team!

  • Alain Gervais

    omg whats all these scenarios

  • steven ko

    Now or never guys! Give the tanking order now Clifford! Let’s see if their energy starts to drop to close this game out.

  • zxcvb

    Not next to Lin. Lin doesn’t need a star SG. Better if his SG is NOT a star. No ego.

    Not many 3&D SGs available. Danny Green would be good, but he’s locked up!

  • Alain Gervais

    No we are winning nooooooooooo

  • Rick Johnson

    MIA vs BOS all tied up now. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    Up by 13

  • cdblue10

    Covington is good enough for me,he’s matured enough for next season

  • noob

    Ok these 3rd stringers are too good

  • Alain Gervais

    up by 14

  • Epie

    Yes Tyler! I wanted to see that!

  • Alain Gervais

    lmao we have no one else.

  • zxcvb

    He’s a SF/PF, but yeah, I like him as a MDA/Lin complement.

  • donsmacau

    Sixers Nik Stauskas has been playing great lately at SG, also Covington could play some.

    If they get Simmons, Ingram or both then they need some playing time next to JLIN at SG

  • LW

    I think a few of Hornets players are going to get season highs tonight!

  • Alain Gervais

    looks like we win

  • heart

    No matter what, I’d like to let this group of guys win the game. I think they want to see when they play for once.

  • zxcvb

    Playing for a 10 win team in blowouts makes it hard to gauge. Lin can make anyone look good, but I’d rather have someone more proven. I do like Covington…but he’s a SF/PF.

    I’m also thinking about Brooklyn, who is apparently interested in MDA as well.

  • cshot

    spencer with a step back 3 LOL

  • grover chang

    Psycho T 8 points in 8 minutes.

  • John Focker

    Rox leading by 36, will Jazz just give up, or will they vent frustration on Lakers?

  • Rick Johnson

    Celtics winning now 72-69

  • cdblue10

    I can see him capable playing as 2 and his long too.

  • blueCypher

    Hornets quit messing around and jus lose this game already 🙂

  • noob

    Go Celtics

  • donsmacau

    The whole Brooklyn thing, I’m convinced is just a ploy to fire Brown and install MDA in Philly

  • Guest

    Rockets can be dangerous in the playoffs. They will win a couple of games, the refs will make it interesting.

  • LW

    Does Clifford look mad?

  • grover chang

    Why not. Give Kobe a parting gift.

  • jimmyL

    Damn rockets vs warriors first round
    Some beardsanity vs slpash bros

  • zxcvb

    Possibly! Sounds like a Colangelo/MDA style move.

  • Alain Gervais

    Celtics up by 5

  • KWC

    Coach probably doesn’t care about win or loss. Just wants to give 3rd stringers some significant play time.

  • cdblue10

    Yep,smart ploy from the Colangelos

  • noob

    Bad job coaching. Should have pulled his starters much earlier

  • Alain Gervais

    Way more smash then beard.

  • John Focker

    Refs sure made it interesting last playoffs, except for the Clippers.

  • CJSHYY

    So Heat wants to loss like Hornets too? LOL!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    So Rockets going to playoff while Jazz is out?

  • Alain Gervais

    Playoffs on saterday. nice little rest

  • Yascar

    Agree, it’s kind of nice to see the fight in them.

  • cdblue10

    I like him too

  • KWC

    Maybe Morey promised Kings to give them Bev.

  • noob

    Doesn’t make sense

  • heart

    She’s annoying. Lin is not on the top of her list for sure.

  • Rick Johnson

    Utah eliminated. They going to let Kobe score 80 now?

  • Alain Gervais

    so if boston wins and atlanta and heat lose we stay at the 6th seed. the brackets stays the same basically

  • grover chang

    3 pointers vs flopping 2 FTS.

  • blueCypher

    who holds the tie breaker ?

  • Epie

    lol harden with almost 30 FGA

  • donsmacau

    Rockets LOSE their lottery pick – no chance at Simmons or Ingram

  • cdblue10

    It’s all about proper strategy

  • zxcvb

    I honestly think Kobe will take 40 shots tonight. 18-41 or something. Or 14-33 with lots of FTs.

  • Yascar

    Rockets

  • cdblue10

    Magic can’t even win against the 3rd stringer

  • steven ko

    boston should now lose to get the heat in round 1

  • james brown

    look at lamb worth 7mil playing scrub time while the 2mil player being preserved for tank purposes

  • Rick Johnson

    I think so. If Boston wins we don’t have to tank this game to retain 6th seed and play Miami.

  • KWC

    Conspiracy theory. NBA wants Kobe to win big in his last game. But if Jazz still has a chance for playoff they will fight hard. So SAC is made to concede so Jazz is eliminated.

  • zxcvb

    I think Kings just gave up. Total mess of a season. Karl/Cousins failed like everyone predicted.

    Also, players and agents don’t want to risk injury on final day. I would have been fine with Lin being rested today.

  • John Focker

    Entirely possible in this corrupt league. Still think 1998 Jazz were defeated more by league/refs than the Bulls.

  • heart

    117 vs 103. Our man’s number guys/gals 117. Linsanity 2.0 here we come in the playoff!

  • cdblue10

    Here you go guys,the final game of regular season!!!!

  • zxcvb

    Not the playoffs…Kemba Ball during the playoffs.

    Linsanity 2.0 will require MDA reunion in Philly or Brooklyn. But it’s looking promising every day!

  • CJSHYY

    So we are in #5 or #6 now?

  • zxcvb

    Against OKC or Clips, yes. But not against the Warriors or Spurs. Will be an ugly sweep.

  • james brown

    its playing NOT TO LOSE instead of playing to win, which is not good for one’s team maturity. you have to believe on your own strength to rely on opponents weakness!

    good win by hornets today even it was an obvious tank, because the 3rd string players deserved to feel the win too!

  • heart

    Shall I say Playoffs and beyond. The sign is on the wall 117!

  • grover chang

    Lol. Pistons vs cavs in OT. IDIOTS

  • NONONO

    so, what does it look like now for #3-#6 Boston, Miami, Atl and Cha?

  • guest

    Heat, Hawks, Celtics, Hornets

  • blueCypher

    It looks like Hornets will remain 6th

  • John Focker

    Can’t tell yet, Heat-Celtics game too close (5pts).

  • CJSHYY

    VS Alt or Heat?

  • blueCypher

    Thats the part i dont know i think heat

  • CJSHYY

    Heat didn’t want to win…

  • zxcvb

    Hornets have no tiebreakers against anyone. Thanks, Kemba Ball! Couldn’t beat the top teams w/o Lin leading.

    If CHA had homecourt, they could advance. But on the road, it’s a loooong shot. 10%, I’d say.

  • Alain Gervais

    ..?

  • NONONO

    what if Heat loss?

  • zxcvb

    Hornets are 18-23 on the road. Bad, bad omen no matter whom they face.

    Homecourt was so important, but CHA didn’t have a single tiebreaker against ATL, MIA, BOS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just checked. They are playing their starters. Wonder what is going on:-)

  • Check out the chart.

    I guess the only way Hornets stay at #6 is if Hawks lose & Celtics win
    https://twitter.com/awaytoworthy/status/720435047178858496

  • GameWatcher

    Nah, we have Daniel to shoot a few last minute 3 pts and champion is easy.

  • cdblue10

    Now I’m confused

  • CJSHYY

    So far looks like that way

  • blueCypher

    lol, im so confused. i just see colors

  • Alain Gervais
  • yup 2 min left BOS leads 7pts & Hawks trailing 13pts

  • Maknusia

    Howdy Folks… had to be away due to family emergency….

    Looks like Lin is finishing the season strong…love it!….Are we there yet?! 🙂

    Hoping to see Lin and Hornets go deep into playoffs…Go Lin…Go Buzzanity

  • zxcvb

    Hawks tanking to avoid CHA and play BOS is pretty telling. Puts them in the CLE bracket too.

  • Alain Gervais

    He didn’t we tanked the second haif but won

  • CJSHYY

    So Heat doesn’t want to face Hornets? LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    Meaning he didn’t finish. He sat after 5 minutes the second haif

  • noob

    what do you make of JLin and Kemba truly sharing PG duties while both on the floor tonight?

  • Maknusia

    Current standing

  • Rick Johnson

    So looks like the only way to avoid Cav’s is through MIA in the first round.

  • This could be JLin’s chance to have his team beat the Heat in the playoff :]

  • cdblue10

    It’s hard to evaluate since it’s against a weak team and just for 1 game but it looks good.

  • it might be a tune-up for the first 3 quarters in the playoff .. before Kemba plays heroball in the 4th quarter 🙂

    It’s great to see! Hope they’re serious about it

  • noob

    going to anyways

  • blueCypher

    its miami vs charlotte

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • Maknusia

    really…I thought CC was giving the starters a break and get some of the bench players some workouts

  • cdblue10

    Who’ s against who?

  • blueCypher

    3-6 , miami has no bosh

  • zxcvb

    Meaningless, unfortunately. The other 81 games are a better judge.

    Kemba Ball will take over in the playoffs and Lin will stand around watching Walker and Batum.

  • Alain Gervais

    They got joe johnson

  • james brown

    then its JLIN FACING his monster!

  • kauaiblue

    i have a feeling that they will turn to jlin in the 4th…

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin always has a hard time vs miami

  • kauaiblue

    and he will slay it!

  • KWC

    So we have 4 teams with exact same records.

  • blueCypher

    thats true,

  • kauaiblue

    i know… i was hoping atlanta…

  • blueCypher

    then this is his time to dispel that perception

  • james brown

    its will be different now i guess, for everybody wants to go and win…stats now is less important provided team wins! #my take

  • cdblue10

    Actually he had a more difficult time against Atlanta this season…IMO

  • vincent

    Noooo lins gonna have to play the heat

  • heart

    Celtics won 98 vs 88 Heat

  • james brown

    PERFECT time!

  • Alain Gervais

    No thats not true someone posted the stats below.

  • you mean in the last 14-22 seconds? They sure had a lot of practice in regular season LOL

    But yes, I hope so.
    Lin and Kemba dual PG will be very effective in not wasting offensive possessions

  • Maknusia

    should be 5th placing v s 4th placing….versus Heat…then?!

  • james brown

    its now or never for cliff!

  • David Kim

    Tim Reynolds
    Tim Reynolds – Verified account ‏@ByTimReynolds

    The Miami Heat are the Southeast Division champions and the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Will play Charlotte in 1st round.

  • I am The Jason

    Heat vs Hornets first round showdown. Can’t believe Miami, Atl, Charlotte, and Boston have 48 wins each.

  • blueCypher

    This is how its meant to be, charlotte won their game today

  • cdblue10

    Either way it’s a tough choice,i’m just glad I can see Lin in the playoff…Let’s GO!!!

  • GameWatcher

    Jeremy better spend the time to practice his jump shots, Whiteside is a no joke blocker, Wade has advantage in size but may fade off in the series in the the playoff.

  • zxcvb

    Had a very good game against them in the season opener. It’s about his usage, not his matchups.

  • CJSHYY

    All 4 teams got the same record so now who is #3?

  • Maknusia

    things might change…lets see

  • heart

    Heat

  • CJSHYY

    What about Hornets?

  • heart

    6th; Hornets vs MIA

  • zxcvb

    MIA over CHA in 6.

    Lin will be unleashed in 1 game and do enough dirty work in another. Kemba Ball loses it, though. Then Lin leaves for PHI to reunite with MDA or possibly “reunite” with Kenny Atkinson in Brooklyn.

  • Alain Gervais

    If we didn’t lost to washing ton we would lol

  • cdblue10

    It’s just came out,yep it’s gonna be the Heat

  • ViNuyork

    oh no…I hope Spo won’t game plan JLin….

  • DaBoss

    Is nba.com lists CHA #5

  • Alain Gervais

    Its wrong

  • blueCypher

    of course he will, this is the playoffs. they gameplan for everybody

  • cdblue10

    For sure he will since he know that Kemba can be just a single coverage

  • kauaiblue

    yeah, let’s get it on!!

  • takeme2cruz

    i see 6

  • heart

    I’ve been saying all along that the seeding has already been determined after Hornets dropped to 6th. Hornets have stayed at 6th ’til the playoff. Just pray that Linsanity 2.0 will be unleashed in the playoffs and beyond!

  • takeme2cruz

    Hornets 2-2 vs Heat and 1-3 vs Celtics or Hawks.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t worry about Heat that much bc they don’t have that many good shooters.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    #3 Heats #4 Hawks #5 Celtics #6 Hornets is the result. So it’s Heats v Hornets!!!
    http://www.nba.com/standings/team_record_comparison/conferenceNew_Std_Cnf.html?ls=iref:nba:gnav

  • zxcvb

    Throw that out the window. It’s like Bulls versus Lebron. Bulls often beat Lebron in the regular season, even 3-4 wins. But in the playoffs, Lebron’s Heat and Cavs always triumph.

    Early season results with different starters/rotation players also makes it hard to read.

  • takeme2cruz

    #8 beat #1 Cavs tonight, anything can happen in playoff.

  • jimmyL

    he makes 3s too

  • zxcvb

    Joe Johnson and Josh Richardson have been huge for their 3pt shooting!

  • DaBoss

    yes I see it now at #6

  • Maknusia

    lol…you peeped faster than they could update

  • CJSHYY

    I know. Somehow I feel Heat & Hawks all don’t want to face Hornets…. So I think Hornets will play well. Hope this team can go deeper in playoff.

  • steven ko

    hornets vs heat!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That was when Hornets won and before the other 3 results came in.

  • takeme2cruz

    does not mean anything but still the best source if compare.

  • jimmyL

    so the hornets won for nothing because they lost so many games against those teams
    they wont get past the Heat

  • blueCypher

    Haha, these 4 teams are literally equal to each other. In terms of record

  • Maknusia

    YUp…pretty much confirmed…its Heat vs Hornets

  • CJSHYY

    But ball will be in Wade’s hand a lot not these two in playoff.

  • DaBoss

    Can’t trust the NBA – lol!

  • takeme2cruz

    tough match up but not mission impossible..

  • ViNuyork

    he usually focus on him often…started during LInsanity

  • NONONO

    it does not matter which team Hornets would compete, it only matters if Lin would play PG.

  • Lam

    Sheesh, What’s all this Kobe c@##$# on ESPN today or even the whole season? You don’t see Maradona or Pele given this kind of send off.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s his last game tonight.

  • Brent Yen

    thankfully

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! He sure gave Lakers a lot. (Both good & bad.) LOL!

  • Lam

    Give him a testimonial match after the season is over. That should be sufficient. Why harp on him the whole season? He’s already washed out as a BB player for the past few years.

  • NONONO

    We will see fewer uncalled flagrant faults on Lin because of Kobe’s absent.

  • NONONO

    i celebrate it tonight for that reason.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Is anyone having a hard time to access Twitter?

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. I can’t get in.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like I’m not the only one. Guess same issue by using my mobile as well.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think it’s twitter’s problem.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep I checked both. Normally I did things in my laptop but after a while I would use my mobile to check whether it was my issue or provider.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I also expect at least one Linsanity game from Lin but we of course would love to get more than 1 game where Lin goes off.

  • Alain Gervais

    Kobe has 11 shots with 3 minute left in the 1st. It has come to this

  • CJSHYY

    Well, that just match what MWP said around 40 shots…. LOL! Lots of people paid tons of money to see him take the shots.

  • GoJLin!

    Golden State Warriors are on the brink of making more history this season. If they beat the Memphis Grizzlies tonight then they get their No. 73 win to best the 1995-96 Bulls. End of 1stQ they are 37 to 23, Go Curry!

  • GoJLin!

    Penny Lee Retweeted

    Jeremy Lin ‏@JLin7 9m9 minutes ago

    Thank you Jesus, my teammates/coaches and the best fans for an amazing season!!! #BuzzCity #playoffs2016

  • blueCypher

    Curry = best shooter of all time

  • cdblue10

    No doubt

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, he & JLIN are good friend, I like his personality too, and his daughter is so cute on Lin’s video!

  • Briiick

    unless….

  • JJ Hui
  • blueCypher

    yup, and it’s not even close to the 2nd . he is that good

  • CJSHYY

    This tweet sounds like good bye for me.

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/720447642954833920

  • cdblue10

    Me too…It’s sounds like a farewell message

  • takeme2cruz

    Why expose his hidden message?

  • cdblue10

    Lol,my apologies…we ,Lin fans are pretty good at that

  • vincent

    even though Kobe was a jerk to Lin I still have respect for Kobe and am sad that he’s retiring

  • CJSHYY

    Before Lin, I only know two players from NBA MJ & Kobe. Even he’s mean to Lin when they were in Lakers but I still think no one can replace Kobe’s position in Lakers. Love him or Hate him… He’s Kobe.

  • sport

    If Hornets face Heat, Lin will have a tough time due to their defense and bigs. Eirk Spoelstra knows how make things tough for Lin. If they don’t give Lin full control as PG they won’t get past them. Looks like Hornets 1st round exit is sealed.

  • kauaiblue

    Well, then he will have more summer to enjoy and rest…

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true. Spoelstra always tried tough for Lin but I am confident in Lin bc after 4 years training. He’s not that player who just played few real NBA games. Somehow I feel no matter it’s Heat or Hawks all tried to loss on purpose today bc they don’t want to face Hornets. LIN, LOL!

  • kauaiblue

    Go somewhere else jlim!

  • CJSHYY

    He will & starts….

  • sport

    I don’t doubt Lin having that ability but the team and coach won’t allow him to.

  • CJSHYY

    They will bc this is the only chance they can go deeper in playoff.

  • BobbyH

    The image of him trying to decapitate Lin will be the only thing I will remember about him, not matter what kind of achievement he had.

  • DaBoss

    Respect what he accomplished in his career, but hard for me to respect the way he went about it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    So King tomorrow…

  • Brewkowski

    Lin always come through especially when we’re not expecting him to do so. Only people to stop him are his teammates and Clifford.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Dan Ang

    You’re forgetting that we have “in rhythm” Lin; gelling Hornets; deep bench (although not consistent); Non-Flagrant Foul Video; and new hair do. So I say Hornets in 7

  • Whitman Lam

    The way to beat the Heat is to push the ball and score in transition. If Clifford goes with his old school half court offense, Miami will just sit back and pick off passes and bother shooters with their length.

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin needs to prove that he can produce in the playoffs. That’s how he can maximize his next contract.

  • zxcvb

    Lin needs to be given a chance to produce. He had that epic game against Portland when Harden was cold and they let him handle the ball. MDA already knows what he can do. And if his next coach isn’t MDA, then it doesn’t matter what he does off the bench.

  • CJSHYY
  • james brown

    MDA IS NOW a hot potato

  • zxcvb

    This Laker game is such a circus. I’m not a big Kobe fan, but it’s fun watching him chuck his way to 50. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this. In MJ’s final game he only shot 15 times in 28m.

  • zxcvb

    Colangelo and MDA’s agent putting some pressure on the Sixers.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? MJ only took 15 shots? Kobe will try to get his record high today for this season but only way to do it it’s by took more than 40 shots…LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Just check, Kobe already took 40 shots w 7 more min to go in 4Q. Looks like he will really go for 50 something today.

  • new thread on ESPN Haberstroh’s video
    http://www.jlinportal.com/espn-the-new-linsanity-lack-of-calls-for-jeremy-lin/

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

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

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

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/720469070148190209

  • zxcvb

    His final season, MJ averaged 20p/6r/4a/1.5s on 44.5% FG as a 39-40 year-old!

  • Steppen03

    I LOVE JL7 facing the Heat in the 1st Round!! Nothing better than facing them in the first round.
    #1) never forget the Heat pressing JL7 during Linsanity – It’s Revenge Time or “moment of truth”
    #2) When the “stars” (KW & NB) faltered they still get JL7. It’s Now Or Never, Do Or Die. CCliff, your move – make it wise ?
    #3) Coming out and make a Statement !! Boost of confidence.

  • CJSHYY

    MJ is better player than Kobe.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Isn’t Scott is Thunder’s HC???

  • DX

    This isn’t right.Any player should put himself beyond team.

  • DaBoss

    No – fired last year. Billy Donovan replaced him as head coach of OKC.

  • jimmyL

    its his last game why not

  • jimmyL

    they havent missed a play off
    harden is 29+ppg 7+apg and 6+rpg
    conference finals last season
    id say great accomplishment by a great player

  • steven ko

    in his last game kobe shot his career average on fg%, 3 pt fg%, and ft%

  • John Focker

    Well said. He’s placed himself above the team and killed it for two years in a row, why would the last game even matter.

  • John Focker

    And…he strikes again!

  • Maknusia

    there is no comparison here! They are far apart

  • Maknusia

    CC gotta learn to use dual PG offense and bigs to cover the rim for defense

  • Michael

    The Lakers decided that it would be the Showtime Kobe once he announced his retirement, and basically ignored developing young players, which will probably set the team back even more. Such a mess…

  • Michael

    He could imitate Jordan and comeback from retirement and take the Lakers to 3 Championships in a row…I need my meds.

  • Michael

    He could make a comeback and lead the Lakers to a 3 peat like MJ…you never know.

  • Michael

    This reminds me of my interview test, if A sits beside B but never sits beside C….head hurts.

  • Maknusia

    A B C

  • Lam

    Its ridiculous, one whole year to say goodbye. In a proper sports team, Kobe would be playing on the bench or probably traded to Philly or some bottom dweller. That’s what happens to most great soccer players when they are passed their prime, brutal but out of necessity. Lakers seems to be a semi entertainment/sports team.

  • John Focker

    The biggest beneficiary is LeBron James, now off the hook for The Decision, which is tragically dwarfed in comparison to the Lakers’ entire tanking year for farewell tour.

  • Lam

    Good timing the video and article! Hopefully the refs will be fairer to Lin in the play-offs . Maybe now he will get to the line after being fouled by an opponent’s nose.

  • Steppen03

    I’m Super-pumped that the GS Warriors Got the Record, folks =) !!! Now, Let’s handle another important business, Sweep the Rox in the first round. Let’s Go, Champs!

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  • Michael

    So you are the dude who took my job…arrrr.

  • Michael

    I don’t have a problem with the last game. Just all the games before that.

  • Brewkowski

    I want Lin to start. However, I “think” sixers made an offer to Lin last year as a potential starter but he chose against it bc he didn’t want to go into a situation like Lakers which he just left.

    But you’re right, sixers situation now looks significantly different now with the changes to the front office. Lin can easily lead those young horses to wins and possibly playoffs. He is that good.

  • jimmyL

    for 2 years?
    how about 20 years

  • John Focker

    It’s your prerogative to exaggerate, I’m strictly speaking numbers here, 21-61 and 17-65 don’t lie and don’t look good.

  • jimmyL

    He had real bad teams

  • John Focker

    Yes, but why? Why wouldn’t top FAs wanna go to LA? Why did D12 and Pau leave?

    Think about it.

  • jimmyL

    They would have if Kobe was in his prime
    Kobe was still a great player one of the greatest to ever play the game

  • John Focker

    Kobe fans just don’t get it. NO ONE is questioning him as a player, the problem is him being a leader.

    And a leader Kobe is NOT, other than in stats.

  • sport

    They always have to add that sentence just clarify that he is bench player on the team and “starter role” is only temporary. Hornets is not special at all, if not for Lin they wouldn’t even make the playoffs.

  • jimmyL

    He’s a jerk he admits it himself
    He still has 5 rings and 2 without shaq and he was definitely the leader of that team
    He’s just harsh

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