The Hornets Snatched Game 5 from the Heat 90-88 With Team Effort

In a thrilling Game 5, the Hornets scratched, fought and rallied together to beat the Heat 90-88.

With Kemba struggled with 4-18 shooting, Batum sore ankle made him not effective, Jeremy Lin helped the team effort with his 11pts/7asts/6rebs despite an unusual 3-6 FT shooting by his high standard. Lee struggled with 2-9 shooting but his last 3pt off Lin’s assist won the game.

The last 2 key plays spoke for itself:

  1. Down 87-88, Kemba missed a shot but Lee corralled the offensive rebound, passed to Lin who passed it back to a wide-open Lee who drained the 3pt eventual game-winner
  2. Up 90-88, Kemba blocked Dragic’s 3pt shot and helped the Hornets retain possession.

The Hornets can close the series in Game 6 at home after this monumental win for the franchise.

JLin’s ability as a Point Guard who understands the Heat’s intention to trap him translated to a huge and complete game with 11pts/7asts/6rebs in a game high 35 min (tied with Kemba)

If there is any doubt of JLin’s ability as a Point Guard, this game should erase it. Kenny “The Jet” Smith broke down JLin’s ability to empower Hornets offense during half-time. Lin knew the Heat would trap and prevent him from driving inside so he looked for ways to find his teammates because it would take a great collective team effort to win the game on the road.
That is an excellent Point Guard!

MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Playoff Round 1 Game 6 vs MIA

 

  • blubell

  • Epie

    Good Win!

  • JoeTeam

    Snap!

  • Michael

    First…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    SWEEET

  • Epie

    FWIW: Report that Batum is out for series is inaccurate. Won't matter because Heat will win in 4 or 5.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) April 22, 2016

  • heart

    1. Refs short changed Lin 1pt of his 3 to tie the game 88 vs 88,
    2. Refs discounted CLee fast break basket from DWayde’s goal tending act for 2pts.
    3. Refs tried to rule a Hornets TO to give the possession to Heat, but could not bc the tape clearly showed it was Wade who touched the rock last.
    4. Then Refs added more seconds to the clock from 1.4 to 2.3 secs.
    5. Still Heat couldn’t get the inbound and was in instant shock and didn’t foul Zeller.
    6. Result: Can’t mess w/ fate– Hornets still won w/ FAITH, Team ball and Effort!

  • Michael

    What if he was feeding false information to the Heat….nah

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    7. Refs kept Lin from returning to game and Heats scored right away

  • Michael

    Was that the refs or the scoreboard?

  • blubell
  • heart

    Very true. That was pure intentional. IIRC, the play stopped and Lin was already at the score table. Refs saw that Heat has possession and could take the lead and they did. They didn’t want Lin to prevent it, lol.

  • heart

    Heat Scoreboard keepers. I thought I heard commentators said Refs. Either way they’re on the same side.

  • cdblue10

    They’re waiting for the half time

  • leeda harun

    great win, hornets 🙂

  • sws94

    Wade at the podium sounds defeated.

  • Promo Sports World

    Just a great team win

  • CJSHYY
  • Morlock O

    Nah given his history, he is a really bad journalist.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Video has been removed by user :/

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Marv and Lee at the podium. no Lin. that sucks

  • Maknusia

    nah…its ok…they deserve it as well…let them have the stage

  • BobbyH

    This is team effort. They deserve it.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s OK. These two did good job today.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is tired of the press, dont you think?

  • kauaiblue

    That’s ok, he was on the last 2 games…Marv and Lee did well when it counted…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    haha ok. can’t win em all i guess. i thought Marv deserved it. Lee hit the big shot

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin and Kemba have similar starts except +/-.

  • blubell
  • yes, they need the boost for doing so well so the team chemistry will be even stronger 🙂
    All-the-Way baby to EC Finals, baby!! LOL

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    teamball wins.

  • Me likey Courtney Lee.

    “Courtney, would you go be Lin’s SG in his new team someday?” LOL

  • takeme2cruz

    Good teammate recognition. Yes Lin passed to wide open lee.

  • LinMad
  • kauaiblue

    Exactly. But we all know JLin was the engine again… he was a surgeon, orchestrator, masterfully quarterbacking the team when given the field general duties… like I’ve said many times… JLin is the leader… you follow him, and you WIN…

  • blubell
  • Cycloben

    Jeremy needs to go for the money. No more Asian discounts, because
    there is no guarantee the NBA will treat him well anywhere. So might as
    well get paid. And don’t listen to any of these serpentine coaches and
    GMs.

    It’s all about “SHOW ME THE MONEY”!!!

  • blubell

  • zxcvb

    https://streamable.com/7wrf

    This is such a simple but smart, unselfish play. Lee is a catch and shoot guy. It would have been hard to rebound, dribble upcourt, and turn his body around to shoot. So Lin catches it and gives it right back so Lee can SQUARE UP, step into it, and shoot it properly. BANG!

    No doubt Kemba would have taken it himself. Or at least put on a “move” before passing it. Lin gave it right back to the guy, rewarding him for his effort and having a better 3pt shooter than himself take it.

    That’s UNSELFISH leadership. That’s why Lin is a winner and championship PG if given a true starting PG role.

  • takeme2cruz

    First stage business is still unfinish.

  • Briiick

    Agreed.

  • heart

    Happy for MW got his shooting 3 touch back. He has 17 pts tonight w/ 3/4 3FGM, 7/10 FG total. Good job, Mav!
    Happy for CLee for getting those crucial rebounds and made a winning 3 rom Lin’s pass!

  • jimmyL

    Lets not get too carried away
    Clifford played lin so many minutes because he needed Lin
    Doesn’t mean he respects him now
    Lin still shouldn’t come back next year. He needs a new team and a coach that will play him fair
    If he does come back, he will have a diminished role with MKG returning

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Marv is easily the 2nd best player on the team all season long

  • Dan Ang

    I don’t know about the thumbnail for this thread, Mods! LOL!

  • Nolimitation

    That is a perfect read on a situation that can’t be taught.

  • heart

    We know. Lin is his secret weapon (unsung hero). W/o Lin this series would have been lost already!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no worries. ain’t no way Lin is coming back after getting screwed by the coach all season long

  • sport

    Agree Cliff is desperate to advance and Lin’s his only hope with Kemba not even up to par and Batum injured and disappearing also! Hornets are doing well only cause of Lin. They never started Lin along Batum and Walker this entire season! He’s not staying. They are only trying to prop up Kemba and sign Batum! Lin knows what’s up! Cliff is another snake and liar!

  • zxcvb

    He even points at Lee right before he shoots: “YOU GOT THIS.”

    When teammates believe in you no matter what (Lee was 2-9 this game), it’s so much easier to stay cool and perform well.

  • takeme2cruz

    agree.

  • zxcvb

    No one thinks he’s coming back. Or wants him to. We’re all on the BrookLin train, my friend!

  • kauaiblue

    Why wasn’t jlin in at the end?

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed. I really think if I am MJ I will trade Kemba for someone else this summer.

  • Dan Ang

    JLin, again with the divine touch before dishing it out to a teammate for the game winner. First Daniels now Lee….who’s next?

  • joyce ward
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford put Batum in for the defense lol

  • Cycloben

    MJ has a strange addiction to loser pgs. He is part of the probloem.

  • heart

    No. KW is his pick. MJ will let Lin walk. God has better plan for Lin! Believe it!

  • AL

    true

  • sport

    He’s the reason why Cliff is propping up Kemba as the fake star!

  • kauaiblue

    So, they don’t give their best offensive player the ball, and they take out their best defensive player when it counts…

  • james brown

    that i agree!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Kemba is not helping this team. He can score but needs to take lots of shots. If so there are lots of players can replace him.

  • sport

    First was Novak, then Daniels, then Lee.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    a head scratcher for sure

  • xeroid

    Remember Lin passed to Daniel for the winning 3 , Rockets against Portland, now the same Lin passed to Lee for the winning 3.

  • LinMad

    game analysts/media are freaking out that Hornets are 3-2

  • CJSHYY

    He’s not a star just shooter. In fact, not good all the time.

  • Dan Ang

    Michael Jordan said it himself: “Jeremy Lin is our biggest acquisition!” Done and done!

  • sport

    lol and some fans thinks Lin should “stay”, no way!!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Exactly!

  • zxcvb

    They thought Hawes (with his length) was a better “guarantee” of getting it in. Not a bad idea if Lin weren’t such a great inbounder. Don’t think he’s messed up a single throw-in this season. Or ever, now that I think about it.

    Also, Lin was cold with his FTs so I guess they didn’t want him shooting.

  • jimmyL

    yep i dont trust clifford

  • ty

    He knew what was up.. it takes a legend to spot a future legend

  • jimmyL

    not sure if he meant it
    he did say it in china so

  • kauaiblue

    no way… he’s does a masterful job of navigating his way around media and business… he is a walking pr machine… he should teach a class at harvard business school…

  • blubell
  • jimmyL

    i read it somewhere he wants to come back

  • kauaiblue

    that was wierd… hawes? they just can’t give the credit to jlin…

  • GoJLin!

    So far on this 5 playoff games, JLIN played average 29 min with 14.0 pts, 3.4 asts, 2.8 reb, 0.6 stl and +6.2. better than his regular season states! Pray he can stay healthy and win the games! Yes! GOD is so GOOD!

  • blubell
  • vincent

    do you guys really feel like Lin is gonna leave charlotte? even if they make the ecf?

  • kauaiblue

    of course… batum was stinking it up and he kept playing! at least walker played well last game… i knew he was going to try to chuck it up again and do what he did…

  • sport

    Nope, Lin’s earlier tweet was like a farewell post already.

  • sport

    Doesn’t matter MJ wants to be right about his draft pick.

  • cdblue10

    Yes

  • LinMad

    he tagged the wrong courtney lee on Twitter

  • Michael

    And it’s not just the stats, he is controlling the games when he is in.

  • blubell
  • kauaiblue

    absolutely… he outta there…

  • CJSHYY
  • LinMad

    its possible. I’d say 70% chance if Hornets can’t give him a big contract and decide to give a max to Batum instead.

  • Michael

    Patrick Ewing?

  • John Focker

    Morey’s got one foot out the door… Harden can help him pack.

  • sport

    99% YES! Lin wants to be the man of his team even said “everyone wants start and be the man” something like that.

  • kauaiblue

    absolutely… that is his strength… he controls the game, and gets WINS

  • heart

    See the CROSS as his avatar?

  • cdblue10

    Indeed!!!!

  • jimmyL

    good

  • grover chang

    Love all the props to God. This is how you respond when prayers are answered.

  • Nolimitation

    Business wise, it makes sense. If given an opportunity to lead his own team, its a no brainer, especially entering his prime years.

  • LinMad

    Lin did his job converting everyone to Christianity on this team.

  • jimmyL

    I hope so

  • Michael

    Lol yes sorry was just kidding. Though Ewing is a big dude.

  • LinMad

    yep he controls the tempo, he gets people playing hard, looking for an easy bucket.

  • vincent

    I hope Lin leaves. Can’t imagine Lin and MDA 2.0

  • Hope

    Lin killer every heat momentum either getting to the line or hitting big shot. Linsanity!

  • sport

    That’s just PR talk during pregame in China. You don’t bench their biggest acquisition unless someone is injured the entire season while Batum, Kemba, and even Lee gets 41 min games!

  • DaBoss

    Zeller already a strong Christian – great teammate for Jeremy

  • Linja

    I wish someone would be able to post the post game on the court interview of Courtney LEE.

  • grover chang

    Add Isiah Thomas. He said the same thing preseason on nbatv

  • Michael

    Anybody know what happened to Zellers foot?

  • CJSHYY

    Check Hornets web.

  • james brown

    LOL!!!!

  • GoJLin!

    Thanks God for this WIN, otherwise Clifford will have a real, real, real,.. bad dream tonight!

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will. Bc he’s just a backup already can turn this team to ECF.. what he can do more if he’s a starting PG for the team?

  • heart
  • JFirst

    How many arms do you see in this picture lol

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Why are there 5 hands?

  • Cycloben

    Pure pr move in China. He’s a kemfraud fan through and through.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    He is a Believer….

  • sport

    Would’ve been better if Refs didn’t rob away his 3 pointer for a 2.

  • heart

    About 3/4 of the team is believers.
    Edit: That’s why this is special. Every time Lin sent out prayers, we need to pray for all of them.

  • james brown

    not really, he was a legend before but he’s a businessman now!

  • HVJoy

    :-0 🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Guess JLin has started his Ministry….Pastor-to-be

  • Yuyang Deng

    just like how harden left OKC, why not, Lin said in the linsanity film that his progression is gonna be rotation player, then starting point guard, and then winning a championship

  • GoJLin!

    At least he starts the Bible Study with his teammates!

  • Linja

    Thank you so much !!

  • Maknusia

    Pls adhere the forum rules
    We take the “Be Polite & Be Respectful” rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning.

    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly.

    http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/

  • Michael

    Haha my first thought was Lin’s right leg looks really strange in this photo.

  • HVJoy

    Lin had a team-high assist of 7 in G5!! A great play-maker indeed!

  • Cycloben

    Oh, my bad.

  • jimmyL

    kemfraud?

  • sport

    No Harden should stay, Rockets and racist CF deserves it!! Don’t let that loser ball hog bring his toxic to other teams!

  • orLinaryjoe

    See highlights yet?
    Speed of Lin Highlights!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yup. SpeedOfLin beat you to it

  • JoeTeam

    Dell Curry?

  • orLinaryjoe

    haha, ok

  • sport

    I hope Lin’s ankle is fine after that awkward fall (just watched highlights).

  • Win

    Really luv Kenny’s comment on Lin during the TNT halftime show.

  • LinMad

    2nd round against Raptors, unleash the Lin.

  • sport

    Always a Lin believer even when his other co-host questions him. Kenny is a PG who knows game and Lin’s a legit star!

  • NONONO

    I am so happy for Lin and for all Lin fans. How Lin was treated during the regular season (average 15 mins per games for 10-15 games? Even Roberts toke PG spot before him, sent back to bench right after he led the team beat Cavs) was mush worse than I expected. ( By the way, i lost my job for 7 weeks, then I found a new job after Hornets lost the first two playoffs games. It was not fun.) Lin has never not given up, Lin fans have never given up. We care Lin’s every game, every moment – sometimes just a few mins playtime for a night. Lin did it, we did it – it is great at the end (any win after tonight is just an extra reward ). Thank you psalm234 and any other mod in this board. Your guys are the best MODs in NBA fans game threads.

  • JoeTeam

    almost lost it

  • kauaiblue

    Great post! Psalm and the mods kick azz!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Popo Chung highlights

  • kauaiblue

    Kenny, isiah thomas, and greg anthony have always been good to jlin… they rock!

  • heart

    Thank you for giving us update about your job. I hope you are doing well.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ..and they’re peaceful people, too 🙂

  • sport

    They were best players of the game during crucial moments, they deserve it 🙂 It will make team chemistry and boost everyone’s importance, not just the “go to guys” getting all the glory.

  • Lam

    It ain’t over until the fat lady sings.

  • kauaiblue

    They r very patient with us and they keep this place rockin… not easy to do… they dont ever let their emotions get in the way of the job… kudos baby

  • Cycloben

    Hopfully Jeremy will be beasting with his own team next year.

  • sws94

    We’ll see. No idea.

  • LinMad

    quiets the crowd

  • JoeTeam

    good post. but the double negatives mean we gave up and lin gave up I know what you meant.

  • Hey, congrats on the new job!! 🙂
    We’re happy for you.

    Thank you for having such strong faith like many faithful JLin fans here 🙂
    You got the resolve like JLin inside!

    On behalf of the mods, we thank fans like you who make it worthwhile to share JLin’s journey together. I believe following his story just makes us persevere hard in life just like him 🙂

  • John Focker

    So…the Hornets sent you three consecutive wins as congratulatory gift for your newfound employment, CHEERS!

  • Prof

    Indeed, Lin is half my age, but I often feel I have so much to learn from Lin, not basketball, but as a person facing life.

  • HVJoy

    I agree that we are blessed with the great Moderators and this great fansite to gather as Lin fans.

    Lin is such a superb role model for faith, perseverance and hard work that he inspires so many here and abroad. Let’s celebrate Hornets’ first playoff road win tonight as well as your new job. Hurray!!!

  • TTNN

    That’s not really a defense, it is in bounds, so long guys in.

  • HVJoy

    “Lin has never given up. Lin fans have never given up.”

  • Briiick

    Rox are being eliminated LOL !

  • martan267

    But those 2 baskets were “3” shots. So, CLee was hot when it came to 3 pt shots. JLin was just going with a hot 3pt shooter.

  • It means more prayers might be answered next when more people acknowledge it LOL

  • Win

    With that it will be a perfect night for me.

    🙂

  • BobbyH

    22 pts deficit in Q3. Wait, make it 24.

  • Wow, this picture of JLin celebrating on Lee’s back sums up the total team effort in the WIN!!
    GIDDY UP! LOL
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/725529796868874240

  • steven ko

    Hornets better play like they’re down 3-2 and not up on Friday.

  • Briiick

    I like Double Happiness.

  • Michael

    It’s sad sort of Hakeem was a very classy player then there was Yao but now….

  • Jedi

    Don’t throw out his back or he might need double massages.

  • JoeTeam

    Lee closed out last game too. We know that Lin is the engine of the win, and Lee had the fire to get those Rebs and closers. This is indeed a team effort. Take care of Heat, then TOR, then CLE so I can watch GSW v Charlotte yay!

  • JoeTeam

    I agree!

  • NONONO

    Thank you. It was too close and ugly because i had big loan on the house and car. My wife told me i had to get a dish wash job if i could not find a job in one more week. Does she know dishwasing job would not even pay for … anything? Worse than that would be – did i have any chance to watch more Lin’s games as busboy? By the way, i did 3 summer busboy, no choice and no regret).

  • steven ko

    can Jeremy win his first playoff series on Friday? if so, he may land a max contract next season.

  • Win

    Congrat buddy.

  • Briiick

    I think there could be some fruit-picking effort and a fight in the 7th game.

  • JoeTeam

    awesome share, bro. Yep, the wives know what’s important. We boyz just wanna work and watch Lin (and have fun).

  • John Focker

    I can’t thank you enough times for having the foresight of setting up this well-moderated sanctuary. To be completely honest, at first I thought it was redundant and unnecessary as most of us had already grown accustomed to the old place…until the old place fell prey to racists and haters, who ran unmoderated.

    It was with sadness that I left the old, tainted turf behind, as I met most of you there. But the worse that place deteriorated, the more members moved here for civilized, undisrupted exchange.

    So thank you, thank you for pouring in the time and work and money into maintaining the online community where Lin fans and laugh and cheer together in harmony (well, most of the time). 🙂

  • sws94

    Rockets are getting steamrolled.

  • cdblue10

    Rockets are getting humiliated and not even close

  • LinMad

    Yep Rockets are done.

  • John Focker

    Which one is worse, steamrolled or bulldozed? Anyways I hope Rox get both. LOL

  • JoeTeam

    steph tearing up on the sideline so happy. me too, all Lin nation too.

  • Win

    It is a tough tine all over USA and the world. Hang in there my friend!

  • Joe what do you know

    Should’ve been a white wash. They got away with bad officiating in game 3.

  • Morlock O

    Harden now has 28 points but also -28 haha

  • John Focker

    Serves them right. Now they can take that “Lin cost us the series” and shove it up their…you know what…

  • Rick Johnson

    Can see why Harden’s weren’t happy about him hitting the game winner last game. Now they have to endure this trouncing.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    live by the iso, die by the iso

  • JoeTeam

    yes, a big thanks for keep life and fandom positive. It is worth it to come here.

  • Win

    LMAO.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden is really bad…. smh!

    根據《ESPN》爆料,火箭與勇士第4戰賽後,休息室內傳出激烈爭吵聲浪,證明火箭內鬨嚴重,「魔獸」霍華更在場上遭隊友斥責,與「大鬍子」哈登之間關係越來越糟,這也代表假如今天第5戰輸球遭到淘汰,這1場很可能是霍華替火箭效力最終1戰。

    其實問題並非在霍華身上,而是獨來獨往的哈登,季後賽第2戰賽前,其他火箭球員都坐大巴到場,只有哈登1個人自己跟朋友坐車來,甚至這個系列戰,哈登也很少跟霍華溝通,反而是板凳席與休息室內不斷傳出激烈爭吵跡象,火箭這支球隊早已烏煙瘴氣。

    反正霍華如今幾乎宣告走定了,包含他的前東家魔術,以及公鹿、拓荒者、黃蜂等隊都對他產生拉攏興趣,只是依照目前哈登的「大哥」心態,就算火箭砍了總教練比克斯塔夫或總管莫瑞,球隊問題仍未解決,也不會有什麼其他球星願意加盟火箭。

  • Martin Chong

    Not a Christian myself but a huge Lin’s fan. I love and believe in GOD because of Lin. Still, I’m a Buddhist.

  • Nolimitation

    Ahh the numbers are clear.

  • JoeTeam

    One God named many … people gotta live and let live, all is good.

  • Joe what do you know

    They can get Khloe K to play centre….

  • cshot

    lol honestly, if kemba were to replace harden on the rockets, results would be the same. same type of player (iso heavy and stat padders)

  • Win

    Imagine Hornets some how beat the Spurs and won the final?

    Hehehe……

  • John Focker

    Not center, but perhaps as PG replacing Bev. Makes no difference as Harden rarely passes anyways. Khloe can also defend better than Bev via “distraction methods”.

  • cshot

    if shots arent falling, kemba needs to distribute more and get out of the way. his shot selections today were atrocious

  • Joe what do you know

    Hahaha lol

  • LinMad

    he likes to take contested shots. Lin does not. Lin has higher BBIQ.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Postgame interview: Spo insisted that Wade was fouled in his last attempt. Your view?

  • LinMad

    nope all ball

  • CJSHYY

    My friend said so too. Not only Lee but also Zeller? Wade should get FT to tie the game for OT. But just like GSW vs Rox game, It’s done deal now. So move on… LOL!

  • Joe what do you know

    This is me whenever Kemba drives to the basket for a contested shot…. Or even get blocked…

  • Win

    And a big heart to swing the ball to Lee at the clutch time.

  • Whitman Lam

    And Lee’s missed layup should have been a goal tend. And Lin’s 2 pointer should have been a 3.

  • cshot

    for sure man. no question. that clee 3 would not have happened as well. just another brick from kemba prolly

  • Ben Johnson

    Only the 23rd time a bench player has gone for 11/7/6 in the postseason since 1983…1st time a hornets bench player has done it.

    http://bkref.com/tiny/DTfUx

  • DaBoss

    Our boy Jlin – so great that he’s reviving his NBA career and cred against the same organization that tried so hard to put an end to Linsanity. It wasn’t a fluke – he is THAT GOOD

  • John Focker

    Yet Lin and teammates rose above it all!

  • Joe what do you know

    If the officiating was good all game long until that point then yep, I’d feel sorry for them….

  • Grace

    LOL. Batum reads his tweeter comments:
    https://twitter.com/nicolas88batum/status/725543334689837056

  • Michael

    Maybe but the refs missed a nearly equal amount of calls for both sides.

  • Win

    Even if it was a foul. They missed the goaltending on Lee. If I am NBA then I will handle by mentioned these 2 missed call and case close.

  • sport

    Results would be worse because Kemba’s shooting is even worst than Harden’s.

  • HVJoy

    Well said! I wonder how I could contribute financially for the maintenance of this online community. How does the “inspirational coffee” thing to the right of the site work? Do we have to set up a Paypal account?

  • CJSHYY

    Ido… LOL!

  • John Focker

    Yes, Paypal is how I do it.

  • sport

    Not enough, make past round 2 and get a chance to win against Cavs would be even better.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t say anything to Batum that Ido is Lin’s fan….LOL!

  • HVJoy

    Thank you.

  • rookie75094

    Correction : “utterly humiliated “…paraphrasing the racist Jlin hater clutch.

  • Win

    That’s not very nice. Batum is not 100% and it is not his fault that genius Clifford want to play Batum as POINT FORWARD.

    It is wrong Clifford. Please acknowledge!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    lol someone already tweeted to Batum that he’s a LOF

  • John Focker

    Far classier than some NBA players who start bickering with fans.

  • JoeTeam

    lol, that’s public media for you.

  • Michael

    Oh..well I drink coffee while I read the posts and get inspired every morning, so I guess I’m doing it wrong.

  • JFirst

    Marvin’s

  • wandertheglobe

    Ido Amir got a response from Batum…lol

    I think that man doesn't like me lol https://t.co/iebb244u13— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) April 28, 2016

  • sport

    LOL At least Batum isn’t taking it seriously but he should just play SF not PG.

  • Win

    Wooohoooo,.

    Another history!

  • Ben Johnson

    HAHAHA, you go Ido!

  • Rick Johnson

    Hardwood Paroxysm ‎@HPbasketball
    Eventually, if things don’t change, you’ll have no choice but to point to Harden, but maybe he’ll change by then.
    8:48 PM – 27 Apr 2016

    https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/725532189878685696

    https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/725532095959834625

  • sport

    Officiating favored Heat all game! Even changed 3s to 2s, Heat just doesn’t have it in them with only Wade carrying the team.

  • Ben Johnson

    I find it funny how Cliff is getting a lot of props, or will get a lot of props, if the Hornets advance to the second round, or conference finals, when we all know it’s basically because he relented and gave JLin a little more freedom to operate

  • John Focker

    Agreed, though clearing first round would likely get him 12M or better.

  • kauaiblue

    Just a little… lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks like he wasn’t 100% but then he should defer to ball handling to JLin. Although JLin didn’t look 100% after hurting his ankle either. Played through it but I hope it doesn’t swell up and cause problems later.

  • kauaiblue

    Idos right… lol

  • sport

    Cliff will get what he deserves when Lin leaves for another team. Next season fans will question why their team missed playoffs.

  • Win

    It is really simple. Lin said it, they never talk about offense. With that we can tell how good Clifford is on the offensive end.

    Gotta give it to him on the defensive end though. He actually made Lin looks really good on D too. Lin had always able to defense though!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    It’s in the last 2 minutes so we’ll get an NBA Official review tomorrow.

  • Win

    Yea. I hope Lin ankle will be ok.

  • Grace
  • John Focker

    No more wrong than Clifford during G1 and G2. 🙂

  • james brown

    cliff saw that and good that he took politics out and benched him to cool off.

  • LinMad

    I think Batum is always slow with his feet which is why he isn’t good at facilitating or asking for the ball. He should run faster and catch and shoot like in game 1. I think h is ankle may have still been a problem though cause he looked even slower than he used to be.

  • LinMad

    NO!

  • John Focker

    If she doesn’t keep her mouth shut, it’s gonna backfire on the Heat next game. Refs DO NOT LIKE being called out.

    Personally, I’d like for her to continue p*ing off the refs. LOL

  • Win

    Should counter it using missed goaltending call on Lee layup.

  • Briiick

    Refs also ruled Lin a TO when the ball hit the foot of a Heat player and went out of bound.

  • Win

    Who the heck is Gabrielle Union anyway?

  • HVJoy

    She is an actress and D Wade’s wife.

  • Win

    Good! More favor calls to Hornets.

    Hehe.

  • Grace
  • Win

    Oic. Tks!

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    yep, and he finished 4th on COY voting go figure.

  • LinMad
  • John Focker

    Wade’s DA MAN, has his girl do the talking about the refs so he doesn’t get fined. What an aspiration to young basketball players everywhere!

  • Win

    Lol. Someone already counter it using the missed Goaltending call. Nice!

  • Grace

    she has 3.05 million followers on Twitter….uh…oh..

  • BobbyH

    NBA Official: Please refer to the rule book. You don’t know basketball.

  • GameWatcher

    No blood no foul!?!?

  • Win

    Wow.

  • John Focker

    Six minutes left in 4Q, Rox down by 29. Everyone’s got their champagnes ready???

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Not sure how many were dead…

  • Win

    I got Dunkin Donuts Coffee ready.

    🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Obvious flop….ref knew DWade was going to drop as if a ton of rocks just fell on him…

  • Michael

    I only have nutella

  • Jedi

    After this GS-HOU game is over, Jason Terry will have to sign and put up collateral for everything that comes out of his mouth as nobody will believe his ‘guarantees’ anymore.

  • LOL… this is bad for the wife to complain about the husband’s non-call foul

    Wade got so many calls going his ways throughout the game, it’s not funny 🙂
    Goal-tend on Lee, ticky-tack fouls, etc.

  • Win

    Lol. But more penetrations mean more change you get block. That apply to all attacking PG.

  • james brown

    miami should just accept defeat tonite and play hard the next game for they are playing scared this series and hoping for things they can’t control…officiating has its lapses and benefiting team doesn’t say a word about it…we all know when its against one team, they are speaking in touges all of a sudden!

    stop the blaming, games finished and miami lost the game 5!

  • Epie

    Well, I guess this is actually good for the Hornets. Refs are human too. They will show her who’s in charge. lol

  • cshot

    jeremy spills blood but no foul regardless

  • HVJoy

    That’s why every man MUST get married. According to Socrates, you would become a happy man or a philosopher. 🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Maybe someone make a vid on Wade’s non-call goaltend and flops

  • james brown

    what “guarantees”? can u expound on this?

  • Jedi

    Jason Terry guaranteed the Rox would win Game 5.

  • Michael

    She was a huge Lin fan during Linsanity though.

    https://youtu.be/c5FFlbcBtu0?t=179

  • Rick Johnson

    Dwight playing in garbage time with the scrubs?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Big mistake for Wade to hide behind a woman’s skirt

  • This is hilarious LOL!!!!
    I told Nic it’s ok, he got sore ankle so he won’t get in a tiff with JLin
    hahahaha…

  • CJSHYY

    Rox don’t like him & he hates Harden so…. Well, it will end soon. Last game as a Rox.

  • james brown

    ah ok..thanks.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    You know Heats is done when their players start to complain about their opponents. that include Spo too.

  • John Focker

    So it’s either or, not and. Wise man this Socrates. 🙂

  • Jedi

    I think the Heat should just give up on the series for the sake of Bosh. Don’t tempt the guy no more. Lose the game for your friend and teammate, so that he can live!

  • Michael

    He thought he was playing against the Heat?

  • JJ Hui

    Yay! I saw that too!

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope Hornets don’t lose focus and let the next one get away. Much easier to win one at home than have to go back to Miami.

  • james brown

    too much distraction on them to focus on whats not important..even for spo!

  • wandertheglobe

    What about all the undeserved fouls Wade got throughout his career? Karma!

  • sws94

    That’s great. Love what she said.

  • Perhaps especially made for Mrs. Wade LOL

  • Win

    It is Clifford;s idea. Clifford has been saying that whole season long……

    Again, Clifford, you are wrong on this….

  • It’s been a long and arduous journey, but the tide is turning for Jeremy Lin. National media is finally starting to recognize what Lin fans have been screaming about to deaf ears. I expected Lin to repair his image with Hornets, but this is beyond my expectations. When Lin starts and runs the offense for an entire season, hopefully by next year, people finally won’t be afraid to say that Lin is one of the best PGs. Period!

  • Joe what do you know

    Amen to that sir!

  • Epie

    Well, someone should reply her with that Lin’s TO where the ball was kicked by a Heat player. Not sure if it was Wade or someone else.

  • Maknusia

    I guess the muddy choc would do! lol

  • Joe what do you know

    I have Nespresso….

  • sws94

    The Rockets have Howard playing in garbage time until the end of the game. He needs to get out of there.

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL, Rockets gave up a draft pick to get totally embarrassed by the GSW.

  • zxcvb

    Ido was right! It was only when he let Lin handle the ball that he hit his 2 threes.
    Nic killed them in the first half.

  • Joe what do you know

    Richardson

  • Win

    By GS fire power is no joke. Even without Curry.

  • Jedi
  • Win

    Lol. That is an insult.

  • sws94

    He looks like the clown he is. They lost the game by 34 points.

  • JoeTeam

    nice they gave D12 the last shot, a 3 that he missed. A nice nod.

  • DaBoss

    Don’t think Wade could ever win an argument in their household LOL

  • Jedi

    PLUS he got ZERO points on that guarantee. How can you guarantee and score 0?

  • sws94

    Hilarious!

  • Maknusia

    Truth…..may of us had noticed that…SC is huge for GSW but he is not THE only player that could give a WIN.

    SC takes more shots and things run thru him just because, thats how the players wants it…it was not even Coach’s plan…that shows how united they are…Great Chemistry!

  • Win

    Lol. Harden -27 and D12 -30

    What a corner stones they are for the Rox.

  • sws94

    The Rockets are horrible.

  • Dan Ang

    Curry text JLin: This one’s for you bro!…LOL

  • Win

    On top of that, Bev should really thanks McHale as otherwise he should never make it to NBA as he belongs to the D-League at best.

  • Maknusia

    thats mean! 😉

    At least the second and third bench get some burn! Happy for them

  • steven ko

    can the coach’s son save the Clippers’ season?

  • LinMad

    would be cool if Hornets vs Warriors in the final

  • Win

    0-8 for that big mouth.

    Good for him!

  • CaliUSMC

    I loved her since when I first saw her in Jet Li’s movie. I think she’s fine 😛

  • JoeTeam

    she ‘aight. I’m ok with her complaining, it’s her man she’s backing.

  • Win

    100% Agreed. Spurs and GW are the only teams that play team ball. Hopefully Hornets will be the 3rd that do so.

  • cshot

    love ido, very devout jeremy fan, but needs to becareful with his tweets. you might not want to freaking tag nics twitter when ranting on him. could have some negative effects to jeremy.

  • John Focker

    Not McHale, it was Morey. But he’s busy packing now, no time to talk to Bev. 🙂

  • CaliUSMC

    She’s known for getting kicked out of games by refs. She’s a loud one

  • LinMad

    OKC vs Spurs is going to epic. CHA vs TOR possibly. I think Lin has more fans in Canada than the Raptors do. It will be like playing at home court all the time.

  • Jedi

    Everyone’s a prophet now. They know he’s gone.

  • Win

    Really? I thought McHale was the one keep on praising Bev’s (Dirty) D?

  • LinMad

    agreed, but Batum shouldn’t be reading these comments lol If Lin read all the hate comments about him, he would go crazy. Im glad he blocks that all out.

  • John Focker

    He will become the laughingstock of others…and worse, the target of the refs.

  • LW

    That’s his punishment for not cheering for Harden’s game winner last game!

  • cshot

    lol shows you how focused he is

  • Win

    I say Spurs at game 6.

  • khomphuong2

    since Lin left.

  • grover chang

    What a weird transposition for the two pgs if that happened. Lin, son of the Bay Area playing against GSW. Curry, son of Charlotte playing against the Hornets.

  • sws94

    Bickerstaff seems like a decent guy. It’s sad to see him on the podium holding back tears and his voice cracking.

  • LinMad

    JB lost his voice lol

  • Win

    He got left behind a broken team. It is not on him.

  • LinMad

    i think he lost his voice from screaming

  • John Focker

    I told Nic that Ido meant that he’s a great SF.

    It’s not his fault that Clifford insists on playing him as point forward.

  • Ben Johnson

    Spurs in 5…if Hornets advance and play Raps, Hornets in 6…then Cavs in 5 🙁

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes I do feel for him…. Feel bad for DMo as well….

  • Briiick

    Rox could fire Morey, but they couldn’t get rid of his fool’s gold as easily.

  • JJ Hui

    Haha ! This board is like comic book, reading for relaxation!

  • Mrs. Wade is @disqus_zfp4biW5M2:disqus LOL

  • JJ Hui

    Yeah i saw that, Winslow’s foot.

  • nice!!!
    Gives him something to think about 😀

  • yup, when JLin gets to be PG full-time next season, the NBA better watch out 🙂

  • Phillycheese

    Yep, sat Kemba down and then brought him back in. Good move coach.

  • LinMad

    Rockets out. Hopefully Celtics out tomorrow.

  • Win

    I finally see a guy who have the same pov as I do on Nic.

    🙂

  • zxcvb

    If it means Nic stops trying to hog it when he’s still hobbled, then I’m cool! Batum only hit his shots when he stopped playing PG. He’s not 100% and Lin is a much better PG even when he is healthy.

    The truth is, tonight’s win could have been much easier if they trusted Lin 100% of the time instead of 50%. Batum and Kemba don’t understand that Lin doesn’t want to score 40. He wants 15/10 with 5 others scoring 15+.

  • Phillycheese

    Lee gets the rb, paases out to Lin who has the foresight to give it back to the guy that got the rb, in rhythm to drain th three. Lin always rewards teammates for good plays.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    they have the 6th Man Of The Year for that

  • LinMad

    CFs wish they had Lin as their PG during playoffs

  • Maknusia

    hmmm…that sounds so……

  • Win

    I really hope Pacers can some how beat the Raps. If so, Pacers is gonna be like a piece of cake for the Hornets.

  • Dan Ang

    The whole world is already watching!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    karma for assaulting Lin

  • zxcvb

    Sad thing is that Lin starting at PG could beat the Cavs in 6.

  • Thank you, bro 🙂
    Fellow faithful JLin fans like you are worth it to do something good and positive.
    Together we all did what we could to make our days inspired and positive, helped JLin with his foundation, let him know he’s got a lot of support from good fans.

    It’s really about doing something good, something right.
    Believe me there are days where mods think is it worth all the headaches (not you of course) LOL

  • Phillycheese

    I told you so. Positive vibes overcome.

  • LinMad

    Lin could prove to be a vital part of Hornets rotation, both off the bench and with the starting unit.
    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/10/8/9476629/charlotte-hornets-2015-16-season-previews-jeremy-lin

  • Dan Ang

    Yep, way behind the line. Ball Don’t Lie. Refs try their best to manipulate the game.

  • JoeTeam

    better everyone than CP boo.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    team rocket’s blasting off again!

  • John Focker

    Yes, but Morey has to get Bev from Russia first, then spin the propaganda. McHale’s just Morey’s puppet acting under orders.

  • Glad to know you made it back from Paris safely after watching with Sophie LOL

  • zxcvb

    Morey gets fired this year or next.

  • Win

    I honestly think my grammar will gradually getting better because of this board.

    Tks guys and girls.

    🙂

  • JoeTeam

    that’s worth the price of admission on a banner year by GSW. Would love to see JLin shine v GSW, and of course, I don’t mind if GSW wins again 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    good one!

  • JoeTeam

    a nice spanking by GSW to see if Les will fire Morey. GSW did the job for Lin fans.

  • Win

    Haha. I see.

  • JoeTeam

    you’ve been good!

  • Dan Ang

    Literally “I got your back, bro!”

  • JoeTeam

    this

  • Joe what do you know

    So English isn’t your main language?

  • LW

    will gradually get better

  • Win

    Nope. I am Chinese.

  • Joe what do you know

    Well you had me fooled.

  • JoeTeam

    not me he fell and laid the wet spot for Curry to twist his knee on. I feel bad for D12. He never really got into the Rox offense because Harden didn’t want to play that way team ball to win championships.

  • Win

    Exactly what I meant. Noted and Tks!!!

  • Whose mood resembles JLin’s current mood here? 🙂

    Current mood😁😆
    @JLin7 @hornets Let’s make it another win in Game 6. #EnterTheSwarm #Playoffs2016 📸: BamBamBam.9

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/725551054633472005

  • jimmyL

    he is an idi0t
    always causing trouble annoying people around Lin making him look bad

  • Dan Ang

    These highlight makers have catchy names.

  • Win

    Very kind of you. Tks!!!

  • JoeTeam

    I vote for cake.

  • John Focker

    Don’t you mean “Whose mood doesn’t resemble JLin’s current mood here? :)”

  • Win

    Yea. D12 is pretty close with Lin right? I mean he did appear in the Video Lin had made in the beginning of the season.

  • your English is so good that some people mistakenly thought of some posts as trolling 🙂

    Now that’s a compliment LOL

  • JoeTeam

    the real 6MOY is still winning games.

  • Win

    🙂

  • Hope

    Inside the nba talking about hornets next

  • John Focker

    Icy cold stones…

  • Dan Ang

    Yup, they deserve Most Valuable Mods of the Year!

  • Exactly!! 🙂
    Even the Hornets’ mood is so good that Nic Batum didn’t mind getting a shot fired by Ido LOL

  • JoeTeam

    he’s a big man who love to have fun. Don’t know about his off court life, but he was a good teammate to Lin. Just didn’t want to PnR with him, and I doubt if he has the direct personality to confront Harden. Only he could, being a proven star.

  • John Focker

    Please enjoy an Lincredible Coffee, my treat. 🙂

  • Dan Ang

    That’s what JLin taught us…Resilience! Keep on keeping on!

  • Win

    No PnR? Then I don’t wanna see him play with Lin next season. Haha.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, he’s known for not wanting to come out on PnR. Most of us don’t want D12/Lin combo. They liked each other enough.

  • Joe what do you know

    This Hornets team is starting to look like the early-mid 90s Hornets… Makes me remember all that excitement I had watching NBA playoffs during my high school junior years

  • HVJoy

    It is after 1:30 in the morning here in NY and I am still up, high from the G5 victory (and Rockets defeat). That is how good my current mood is!! Well, it’s time to get some ZZZ’s for the work day… Wish all fellow Lin fans sweet dreams!

  • Win

    Same time zone. I think I am gonna go to sleep too. Good night ya’ll.

  • Dan Ang

    Gorgeous!

  • LOL .. good for you .. Get some zzz
    Jun Liu highlights will be there tomorrow 🙂

  • Dan Ang

    It’s a Win Win situation.

  • spiderman

    Despite the big 3s toward the end, Batum may be the x-factor FOR THE HEAT (like the first two games)

  • JoeTeam

    you too!

  • Dan Ang

    Nic is just having fun!

  • Dan Ang

    Nic is just having fun!

  • Mucho gracias!
    I’ll make sure mods will enjoy the coffee LOL

  • Maknusia

    lol…most of us felt the same hence this forum was born..

    During the early stages…we used to laugh on…where the Mods exceeded the number of members here….people who came here then…used to say…”Hey is every one a Mod here?” double lol

    Being Lin’s fan is fun and uplifting. Good to have you and alike around…makes things livelier

  • Glen Rice and Muggsy Bogues, you mean?
    They got some style although they always ran into MJ’s Bulls 🙂

  • Dan Ang

    That would be Epic!

  • LinMad

    Barkley and Kenny gave some props to Lin on his guard penetration which Heat can’t stop. Kenny praised his ability to pass was the key to the game. Barkley mentioned Kemba/Lin were unstoppable guards and that they got to the line a lot (59 times in the series).

  • LinMad

    Shaq also mentioned Jeremy Lin.

  • I agree it’s good to be careful so teammates won’t get some frictions with JLin
    If this was a loss, Batum wouldn’t have taken it so kindly

  • Hope

    Kenny said jlin was the key to the game.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Oh ya! just reminded us of Shaq’s dance

  • CaliUSMC

    Yeah he didnt mention Kemba. Only Lin. The jet knows the truth bruh!!

  • JoeTeam

    amazing how the trolls have faded now that JLin is impacting the playoffs.

  • John Focker

    I’m gonna go get a caramel macchiato for myself right now, CHEERS! LOL

  • JoeTeam

    charles kept inserting Kemba in with the convo.

  • Dan Ang

    Kenny is not “The Jet”

  • CaliUSMC

    The jet: Lin was key.. his ability to penetrate and pass to others

  • CaliUSMC

    Please dont tell me you think its Jason Terry

  • LinMad

    charles thinks highly of Kemba.

  • Dan Ang

    Shaq called it early on….JLin is the X-Factor!

  • Dan Ang

    Excuse me, didn’t know he was the jet too

  • Joe what do you know

    Well I’m not gonna compare the roster back then to today’s Hornets roster cos they’re very different. But in terms of the buzz those 2 Hornets teams created, they are very much on par. Both relatively new team and exciting to watch. I was a Suns fan back then though.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m high on KW when he produces a win, and I am not high on Kemba when he bricks Kobe volume. I’m generally low on Kemba lol.

  • CaliUSMC


    You lose

  • Phillycheese

    Kenny Smith was the original jet. Terry is a clown.

  • cshot

    can someone upload the clip?

  • CaliUSMC

    This Lol

  • Maknusia

    Who? @Brent ??! lol

  • Ben Johnson

    Being called the X-Factor is demeaning…was Jordan called the X-Factor when he played on the Bulls?

  • Dan Ang

    I believe his name is Greg Anthony.

  • Bulldog

    Kenny Smith is my man. Not bias, a sharp analyst.

  • CaliUSMC

    Kenny Smith!

  • haha.. I remember those days 🙂

    Thanks for being so exemplary in being experienced mods.
    You showed us the ropes.

    Please also check your email

  • Dan Ang

    Thank you for that.

  • LinMad

    I don’t think we give Hawes enough credit. He passes to Lin a lot and he does play D. He can also hit that 3/mid range shot. I think he complements Lin very well during the playoffs. He wants the ball in Lin’s hands.

  • Hope

    Kenny is the jet.

  • zxcvb

    Lin is the unquestioned MVP of these 3 wins, but Hawes is the X-factor. His impact doesn’t really show on the boxscore, but his willingness to play teamball “greases the wheels.” Even in limited time, he helps Lin do his thing.

  • CaliUSMC

    Zo and GrandMama man… good times

  • His defense and rebounding have been tremendous.
    Hawes has stepped up big time for sure.
    The chemistry with Lin build throughout the season definitely helped.

    As the official Hair Stylist, he got extra chemistry with JLin’s offensive flow 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    lol, “What’s my name? What’s my name?”

    Those times, that was an Mohammed Ali moment people used to know well. Hope people of this generation know it too, that of respecting people for their beliefs.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, we need a Brent troll once in awhile.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah. he and Cody really space the floor well which opens up the lanes nicely for Lin’s drives

  • JoeTeam

  • I would never forget JVG holding on for his dear life on Zo’s legs LOL

  • cshot

    ur awesome

  • JoeTeam

    he’s got good experience. Clippers before, right?

  • CaliUSMC

    This was the one that was during half time. We’re talking about the post game show. They talked about Lin 15 mins ago.

  • cshot

    yes i meant post game hahaha

  • JoeTeam

    LOL one of the analyst shows … best man-bun team.

  • JoeTeam

    I didn’t get to see that. Post game – Blubell posted as first post on this thread … that prob was not the latest.

  • Dan Ang

    C’mon Ben, wrong comparison. I was going of the media’s narrative, which paints the picture that this is Kemba & Nic’s team. With that in mind, Shaq stated that Lin needs to have a double digit game for the Hornets to win. That tells us Lin is the key for the Hornet’s success. In another word X-Factor.

  • Joe what do you know

    Holy crap I didn’t know about this fight. What happened there? Obviously Zo and Larry didn’t have a good break up?

  • heart

    Post Game Lin interview in locker room: “Keep Believing”!
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2016/04/28/1461815068701-160427-lin.m4v-480698

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, though he never did well for them. Got injured and then fell out of the rotation.

    He was in Philly before Hinkie’s purge and played in Cleveland before Lebron. He’s a good stretch 5 who can pass, but he doesn’t get to play with Lin much because Clifford loves Al.

  • JoeTeam

    easy, and now I see psalm has this in the masthead post. lol.

  • Joe what do you know

    Truly good old times. I remember the first time I got my Reebok Pump and was pressing the h*** out of that little orange basketball inflator before pressing the other button to deflate. Rinse and repeat, lol!!!

  • CaliUSMC

    I don’t know about you, but I think every kid at my school including me had a Hornets Starter jacket.. Best logo of the 90s!

  • zxcvb

    Don’t forget “Benny The Jet” from The Sandlot!

  • John Focker

    Hahaha, I remember those “more chiefs than indians” days vividly as if yesterday! I love the tight group that we have here, made up of fans all around the world.

    We’ve made it through three-plus years of anticipation, it’s been a long ride but we’re getting very close to seeing Linsanity for 82 games a year real soon. Getting my credit card ready for LP for the first time since 12-13 season.

  • CaliUSMC

    I’ll never forget Wendy Peffercorn

  • Michael

    Indeed.

  • Michael

    Haha I remember that one, Jet Li dancing was the hilarious.

  • Joe what do you know

    Amen to that! Hornets’ team colours and logos were all the hype back then. Here in Australia even Target was selling their gears. Orlando Magic products were pretty hip back then as well.

  • heart

    Post Game Cliff: http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2016/04/28/1461815068701-160427-lin.m4v-480698
    Lots of praises for MW and CLee…They deserved tonight. BUT when Lin carried or won the game we hardly hear Cliff give Lin due credit. Cliff has always been very stingy w/ giving Lin praises when he truly deserved it. It’s very predictable that Cliff would mention Lin’s name in passing or include other names along w/ Lin’s.

  • Dan Ang

    Yeah, you don’t talk about The Greatest That Ever Did It like that.

  • wow, JLin shared how much pain a lot of guys were pushing through (Batum, Zeller, Marv, Kemba, etc.). Praised Lee as a warrior, just not for the offensive rebound and the 3 but also 2 straight games guarding Wade and JJ for 40min. All the guys are icing, resting, recuperating.

    Happy for Lin and his Hornets teammates who battled together and stole a big W on the road!

    It just dawned on me that all these imperfect offense brought the teammates closer together to survive the hard-fought battles and Lin/Lee/Zeller thanked God. Those Bible Study group definitely brought them closer together!

  • JoeTeam

    and when I heard Lin say that, I take back all I said about Lee’s poor shooting. Yep, he’s tired playing tough D, and he came up big 2 games in a row during endgame.

  • Michael

    At least he didn’t call him The Voice.

  • blubell

    Highlights from JUN LIU

  • oh you, big THANK YOU 🙂

  • yes, it’s definitely a thankless job .. blanketing JJ, Dieng, DWade with jab-step when they’re about to shoot without fouling

    I want Lee to be an SG next to Lin as a PG in his next team!
    He’s a perfect defense + 3 SG 🙂 Better than Shump, I think

  • JoeTeam

    He’s longer than Shump, and I think emotionally more even. Shump can get v intense and seems he then starts to underperform key moments.

  • blubell
  • true.. Lee is very even-keel, fundamentally sound, perhaps a bit taller than Shump

    Besides, who doesn’t like a “Lin-Lee” backcourt?

  • blubell
  • Cycloben

    Hah, I didn’t think of that. That is pretty funny.

  • Another delicious food for thought

    April 27, 2016 is the date when Lin’s NBA team advanced further in the playoff with great teamwork while the Morey-constructed Rockets team hit the self-destruct button.
    Harden had 35pts with -27 in a 33pt loss not playing much defense as usual.

    I’m just glad the team built on selfishness finally succumbed to failure because basketball is supposed to be a team sport, not for individual glory

    At least, the Rockets have beautiful fishing vacation in Cancun courtesy of @NBAOnTNT 🙂

    @NBAonTNT
    The Rockets are fishin’ in Cancun.
    https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/725566211107348480

  • JoeTeam

    I think from now on in, healthy vibes ahead, Lin has made it. This playoffs, he’s shown if he’s relied on, he will deliver. And yet, during the year, he’ll just do his job when needed. Now onto some team that needs him every game 🙂

  • JLin’s No Look Pass was so good that it faked the cameraman!
    https://twitter.com/jlinnation/status/725566580801728512

  • JoeTeam

    life is a team sport.

  • JoeTeam

    now we got this, bedtime lol.

  • Number of the Day = 6%

    That’s the % of playoff series where a team was down 0-2 w/o home-court advantage and ended up winning the series. JLin had a chance to be instrumental to write another chapter of Hornets franchise history.

    It’s eerily similar to how the Hornets only scored 7pts in the 1st quarter of the Spurs game who was up by 23pts but Lin 27pts/7rebs/2asts/1stl performance led the improbable comeback

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/722965371993620480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • Michael

    No wonder they do Bible study while getting treatment on the tables, that’s half the team.

  • khomphuong2
  • khomphuong2
  • Singapore BB Fan

    haha failed…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    You mean it wasn’t Cliff’s game plan….shucks!

  • It’s amazing how many acknowledgment JLin received from shining in the playoff.
    Greg Anthony, Isiah Thomas, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, even a Movie Director who worked with Baron (Davis?)

  • Maknusia

    playoffs always counts for greater recognition…hope somewhat the perception changes as well

  • Morlock O

    the statistic is not that accurate, you also need to factor this being the first round and hornets being 6th seed…

    what is the percentage of teams coming back from 0-2 being a 6th seed and in the first round of playoffs?

    I think percentage will be a lot higher…

  • Rick Johnson

    Assist of the Night: Jeremy Lin
    Jeremy Lin finds Marvin Williams in transition with a no look pass for an easy lay-in.

    http://www.nba.com/video/channels/top_plays/2016/04/27/20160427-aotn.nba/

  • yes, it further validated Jeremy’s decision to sign a 1 yr deal w/ player option with the Hornets in hope of having a playoff appearance is paying off big time 🙂

    Now the basketball analysts, HOF are dissecting his masterful game and increased his FA value to seek a starting PG offers in the off-season

    JLin bet on himself and is winning despite limited role and minutes 🙂
    His talent allowed him to rise to the top!

  • As bad as Harden treated Lin in Houston, Lin showed he learned a thing or two about how to signal refs that he got hit. It’s masterful!

    [mark 5:22]

  • JE Ballew

    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/charlotte-hornets-team-stats. The shooting stats speak volumes for Walker and Lin.

  • zxcvb

    Another obvious point that eludes 99% of “experts” and fans:
    https://twitter.com/briankoppelman/status/725516707176013829

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope they can close it Friday so they can get at least 3 days rest / recuperation before the next round starts.

  • [mark 6:27] JLin’s biggest shot of the game “Jeremy Lin Quieted the Crowd”

    With the crowd were after DWade jumper made the Heat lead 88-85, JLin rose to the moment and drained a long 2 with his foot on the 3pt-line. He ran back with his face brimming full of confidence.

    JLin is simply not afraid of the big moment or big roaring crowd.
    The greater the moment, the more he rises to the occasion.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    You know…Alex lived to regret for releasing JLin twice….

  • Cycloben

    Just watched the game again. Man, the refs really wanted to give the game to the Heat. They gave Jeremy a 2 instead of a 3 and missed a goal tend.

  • [mark 7:55] After the game ended, Jeremy pulled back Coach Silas who was walking away with quite a force to tell him something. I wonder what was so important

    See pic

  • Cycloben

    Carmelo will never take the Knicks far.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    oh man! you scrutinized everyone in the vid…..you are serious.

  • John Focker

    Les is a great guy, but he made the mistake of hiring Morey…

  • John Focker

    It’s all a matter of perspective. For players chasing the trophy, Melo’s a loser through and through. But for those chasing the fat contracts (a great many of them), Melo’s the ultimate winner. No one has earned more money than Melo by achieving so little. Maybe Dragic is a distant second.

  • Maknusia

    true…”cream rises to the top” but it was just wrong narrative and perception and Coaches not trusting him to give him minutes. All Lin needed was constant minutes to prove his ability.

    McHale gave him minutes but it was in bit and pieces…Lin is a rhythmic guy he needs constant minutes to get his ( his= team) going

  • DaBoss

    Nope

  • John Focker

    Same thing last game, gave Lin two TOs late in the game that should’ve been Heat defensive fouls.

  • THIS is a commendable response from a Hornets fan.
    Acknowledged JLin’s contribution, wished he’d stay next year but understand why most Lin fans want him to be the man in another team.

    Lin’s full potential as a PG is too large to ignore to stay hidden (who wouldn’t want to see Lin dishes no-look pass 2-3 times in a game?) and come back in a limited role with 18-22min role with MKG back next year. Plus Clifford doesn’t full trust him as much as MDA and Kenny Atkinson would. This year, we will root for the Hornets hard but I believe JLin will make the right decision for his career in July.

    For now, let’s go to Round 2 and beyond! 🙂

    I have to say i’ve become a big fan of this guy. He’s a top class teammate and underrated player. He’s just a really good player plain and simple, and a consummate professional that any team would be lucky to have. Honestly what is there not to like about Jeremy Lin?

    I really hope he stays. I’ve seen that many on Lin forums want him gone which I understand. He’s underpaid pretty severely and they want him to be the man.

    I just think he’s found a good situation. The Kemba-Lin backcourt is awesome to watch. Plus with another year of them learning to play off of each other they will be that much better in tandem. Remember, Lebron and Wade didn’t mesh instantly either, it takes time to have two guys gel when they both need the ball.

    We need to be prepared with a solid offer this summer to get him to stay. If he walks, then so be it but he definitely won me over as a fan either way.
    – Flip Murray

  • LeonadoTH

    Listen how Lee praised God… Jeremy has a lot of great teammates.

  • yup, still amazing how he managed to perform without much rhythm and minutes. If he handles the ball as the PG, I can see he’ll average 8-11 assists easily

  • morningdew

    Agree! Keep up your great work.

  • Cycloben

    lool, they also extended the clock, but for some reason the Heat did not foul .

  • Cycloben

    Yeah, he seems much smarter and classier than your typical Rockets or alakers fan.

  • Maknusia

    thats the reason many Lin fans kinda like Hornets and want him to stay…provided he get a bigger role and pay

  • Maknusia

    totally…easily 🙂

  • John Focker

    Overall I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how classy and basketball savvy the average Charlotte fans are. I remember when Melo gave Lin the uppercut, a lady can be heard saying “Don’t you be hurtin’ Lin now…”.

    Gotta love her!

  • morningdew

    Lee’s secret for clutch rebounding: a secret 3rd hand….

  • morningdew

    shortly after the final buzz [7:54] instead of charging to his teammates, Lin went full on stretching to grab his assistant coach Stephen Silas…. any thoughts?

  • Maknusia

    Hey everybody,

    Sorry if I am spamming you guys but there is definitely power in prayer!! So let’s keep this thing going (promise to keep my updates really short). I’ve been humbled and overwhelmed by how many of you have been faithfully praying. Thank you so much!

    Praise God for Game 4!! It was a big-time win for us and I remember just feeling soooo grateful to God after the game ended.

    Please pray for our team tonight as we play game 5. Miami is an extremely difficult place to play so prayer for our health, supernatural energy, our readiness to play and a great individual and team performance that results in a win! Also prayer for humility to trust God wholeheartedly no matter what the result of the game is.

    Thanks!!

    Copyright © 2016 Jeremy Lin Foundation, All rights reserved.
    You are receiving this email because you opted to receive prayer requests from Jeremy Lin.

  • Maknusia

    should have posted much earlier…just that was too buzy and didnt read my emails…sorry about that

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s ok. This has posted on the game thread:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • KL

    Not able to watch the game but followed the live boxscore and just watched the replay. Awesome!!! 4 observations:-

    1. The spin move on Dragic was amazing! It is not just the spin but putting the defender off balance. Did Lin learn that from Wade?

    2. All the dimes were incredible. They were trapping Lin and he just broke them apart.

    3. I don’t think I have ever seen Spoelstra look so frustrated and scared. He can’t figure out Jeremy Lin!

    4. Khuang is right. Jeremy’s cuts off the ball are elite. Like J.J. Redick. It is tiring out the Heat.

  • Acbc

    Tomorrw

  • KHuang

    Lin’s off the ball cuts are still destroying the Heat.

    When he’s on the court, the Heat are defending him so hard that they get mentally and physically worn out. Doesn’t matter if he has the ball or not.

    Lin’s completely dominant on offense WITHOUT the ball, and it is withering Miami’s game on both ends of the court.

  • KHuang

    Great players like Lin CREATE their situation.

    He really isn’t playing any differently for Charlotte than he did for the previous 8 pro teams he played for (D league teams count too).

    It’s more about teams adjusting to Lin than it is about Lin adjusting to them.

  • KHuang

    OK jlinportal, it’s DICTIONARY TIME:

    “Team effort” on the Hornets means “Lin goes one man beast getting everyone involved despite Walker and Batum playing worse and worse every game”.

  • xeroid

    And you didn’t mention the phantom turnover on replay obvious kick off bound by a Miami player.

  • KHuang

    WAITAMINUTE.

    Is this the same “Flip Murray” who was sort of like a Troy Daniels in the 2000s but actually got minutes?

    Flip Murray was a terrific scoring guard who I thought was one of the most underrated players I had ever seen. He came into the NBA unheralded but started scoring big right away, 20+ scoring in multiple games (not Linsanity though). He kinda drifted through the NBA because he was undersized at SG in an era of tall SGs, but I thought he had no problems competing against anybody.

    I don’t remember if Murray played for Charlotte, but I remember that he essentially got on the court with the Sonics. At least that’s how I remember it, as it was about 15 years ago.

  • Sueki

    we don’t need experts on this…. just common sense 🙂

  • LW

    So be it? He doesn’t realize Hornets will become like last year when Lin leaves.

  • webattorney

    Wow, if you are correct, it’s some compliment from a former NBA player.

  • webattorney

    Me too.

  • webattorney

    At least two bad calls against Lin. And maybe one good call for Lin.

  • webattorney

    That’s why it’s better to suck during regular season but come up big during playoff.

  • webattorney

    But no one said Lin is a starter yet.

  • webattorney

    Wow, that’s a compliment.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…good to hear that…especially those are vocal…we need more

  • Maknusia

    oh was it…I thought that was Game 3….anyways…we spamming anything about Lin is good! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    comeon.. its a team game…everyone contributes…but I agree Lin is Beasting!

  • Maknusia

    He pretty much fooled everyone…except MW! Perfect Instinct and Chemistry there

  • Maknusia

    no dispute there…he runs the most!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    OK here is the crude translation from Uncle Google

    According to “ESPN” broke the news, Rockets and Warriors fourth war after the game, the lounge voices heard a heated argument, proof rocket serious internal strife, “Warcraft” Howard were teammates on the pitch more rap, and “bearded” Harden’s the relationship between getting worse, it also means that if today was eliminated losing Game 5, which is likely to be one field for the rockets Howard 1 final battle.

    In fact, the problem is not in the body of Howard, but the loner Harden, a second war before the playoffs, the other Rockets players have to take the bus to the scene, only one person Harden own car with friends, and even this series war, Harden and rarely communicate with Howard, but the bench and rest indoor heated argument signs continue to spread, the rocket team had pandemonium.

    Anyway, Howard declared now almost gone already, including his former club Magic, Bucks and Pioneers, wasps and other teams are interested in him to win, but in accordance with the current “Big Brother” mentality Harden, even if the Rockets cut Head coach Bickerstaff or manifold Murray, team problem is not resolved, there will not be any other players willing to join the Rockets.

  • Linsurance

    Incoming Kemba hate storm

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin had an prayer request from G3-5. The request sent out around my 5am here.

  • Martin Chong

    Not that great really, he let his lapdogs bullied Lin at will.

  • donsmacau

    Kemba pity storm is more accurate.

  • donsmacau

    Desperate times seek desperate measures

    “Chris Bosh, Heat break silence on treatment — potential return”
    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article74347252.html
    Chris Bosh’s wife, Adrienne, started a new movement on Twitter called #BringBoshBack
    The 11-time All-Star, who isn’t seeing eye-to-eye with the Heat in terms of treatment and recovery, bemoaned on Snapchat that he’s missing the game
    Bosh flew home on the team plane Monday and talked strategy with point guard Goran Dragic

  • John Focker

    He does a good job on charity work. Looking beyond basketball here.

  • donsmacau

    What strikes me as a symptom of what JLIN faced in CHA all season is HIGHLIGHTED in this message….
    …. it took for JLIN to lead this team to 3 straight PLAYOFF wins before a Hornet fan would acknowledge the importance of JLIN to this team – frankly that is ridiculous completely ignoring JLIN leadership of his bench & play against eltie teams instrumental in winning at least 12 regular season games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PFV’s report

  • karen sy

    exactly…great post.

  • spiderman

    If only Clifford respected Lin as much as Spoelstra does

  • sws94

    In all honesty, I’m just flat out looking at the joy in Lin, how hard he’s work to get where he is and what he is accomplishing this playoffs, with a group of players he seems to genuinely like and I feel a team spirit and sense of belonging I’ve not felt he’s had on other teams since the original Linsanity Knicks. And that was only until Anthony came back. This is the happiest I’ve seen him.

    It’s a team game, yesterday was a team win, and Lin has been absolutely essential in all 3 of the Hornets wins. I truly hope they win Friday night in front of their home crowd and if they do, I feel good for both Lin and the Hornets. I LIKE this Hornets team and group of guys. And this has been an almost magical run for them this season and playoffs so far.

  • Thank you! Much appreciated.

  • sws94

    Thanks psalm. All I want to say is Lin seems happier on this team than any other team that I’ve seen him on. I will not be happy to have to see him do it all over again and maybe get the type of relationships he’s built on the Hornets somewhere else if he for career/business reasons chooses to do so. I think Clifford trusts him, just uses him differently than what we’d like to see. This is the closest to a rebirth of Linsanity in the media for his game that I’ve seen. This is a more mature Linsanity right now on a bigger stage because it is the playoffs. This is an incredible time right now. Really, I’d wish we’d relax and enjoy it more without so much looking beyond it. Right now is incredible. It’ll be a fleeting few more games, however many more are left. This is a highpoint in his season and perhaps career thus far.

  • sws94

    I’m glad you made this point. We aren’t all eager to see him leave. It’s the guys on the team and really what he’s showing in his enthusiasm that some of us are appreciating now.

  • CJSHYY
  • noob

    So Shaq thinks that was a foul on wade at the end of the game…hmm

  • spiderman

    Wrong photo – should include Harden

  • CJSHYY

    Harden always run fast w lose… LOL!

  • KL

    I actually do recall a Flip Murray with the Sonics. Never watched him play but I recall the name cause he stepped up when Shawn Kemp was injured if I recall correctly.

  • 1mtoldman

    re: flip murray (below)

    in his first 11 games playing starter minutes after being basically unused and bounced around previously in a short time of nba exposure ronald “flip” murray scored exactly 263 points. (or 23.9 points per game)

    in his first 11 games as a starter after being basically unused and bounced around previously in a short time of nba exposure jeremy “linsanity” lin scored exactly 263 points. (or 23.9 points per game)

    after that initial run murray never did much of anything else; the next 2 games he shot 20% from the field, was relegated to reduced minutes after that and never returned to favor really thru a journeyman career ending in turkey or some such place.

    he was never much of a shooter after those first 11 games (when he shot just above 50% as lin did); ending up with a career fg% just over 400 and hitting under 400 on 7 separate occasions. but he would generally put up double digit scoring on the rare occasion he was given meaningful minutes.

    and yes he did put in a few games with charlotte in 2009-2010

  • KL

    Thanks for this research. I was wondering if this was the same Flip Murray guy after I saw the name below. I am so glad Lin did not end up like him. Lin’s mental strength and faith has kept him relevant in the NBA despite being moved around a lot.

  • CJSHYY

    They need to change their starting lineup.

    https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/725686304118329344

  • sws94

    Guys, I’m going to not read much more of the forum today. I’m not into next season at all. I’m into this season, the post-season and what Lin is doing, feeling his joy and accomplishments and that finally, the media is seeing and feeling the magic of him. I know we still want to speculate here about next season and what more he’ll do and since I don’t share looking beyond now, I’ll just get frustrated if I stay here. Nothing is wrong with seeing beyond, it’s just I’m not there with you. I’m with Lin and him on the Hornets and supporting his efforts to get the team into the next round. And I’m glad we’re all witnessing Lin having this wonderful playoff run and it looks like it is set to continue. Hoping for a win Friday, some rest, and then on to the next round.

  • 🙂 I just like to understand the nuances of the game to appreciate the big picture hehe

  • kittyhead

    I dont care about those statistics at all only if the Hornets get the final win at home!! Beat the Heat! Beat the Heat!

  • yes, they need double dose of Bible Study+massages before Friday 🙂

  • kittyhead

    The joy is beyond expression. It’s so swweeeettttt!! : )

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Robin is such a big Lin’s supporter.

    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/725490030534361088

  • KL

    Don’t click on the Fox Sports article entitled “Jeremy Lin is quietly dominating the NBA playoffs”. They praise Lin but strongly emphasise that he is a bench player because he is inconsistent and inefficient! Absolute rubbish. Misleading title and they should eat their words someday soon.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Will not click it bc I never read NC local news. LOL!

  • David Kim

    If lin comes to nets, he will talk about lin more.. Yes he is a lin’s big supporter.

  • Michael

    Well if his original starting lineup was -30 then -23 is an improvement? Staying positive and sarcastic..lol.

  • that’s okay, it’s understandable it’s hard for Lin fans who want Lin to stay there, especially if Lin can help them advance to Round 3 or even the Conference Finals 🙂

    If it happens, MJ could offer JLin a starting position with the Hornets. That would be a good problem to have. Lin and his family would have to decide and pray hard if 76ers, Nets and (gasp) other NBA teams offer him a chance to start hehehe…

    For now, the best common ground is to root hard for Lin and the Hornets success.
    It’s very hard to advance to Round 2 of playoff as we know very well. It will be Lin’s 1st and this is his best playoff performance even when not playing his full strength as the PG. I fully enjoy JLin’s post-game interview where he shared his joy fighting the battle with his teammates all season long.

    People have a hard time believing JLin can be sincere in loving his teammates but still said people don’t become great by doing the easy things. But I have the confidence Lin lives in the present and can decide his future in the off-season. I choose to enjoy the present and fully trust whatever decision JLin will decide in the off-season

    Let’s enjoy the possibility of Game 6 and Round 2 vs Raptors/Pacers 🙂

  • webattorney

    It was a foul, but refs rarely call fouls in those situations with the game clock about to expire.

  • CJSHYY

    So Batum should stay w bench? LOL!

  • webattorney

    From 007 guy no less. Lol

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s a foul but game over now. LOL!

  • [2:52] Kenny Smith: “I thought the key of the game was Jeremy’s ability to pass out of the penetration and allow other guys to get going; and get opportunities going. I thought it was great throughout the game”

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t agree more….

  • Good Chuck said they haven’t talked about Marvin Williams (17pts/8rebs in 7-10 shooting) who played fantastic in Game 5.
    He’s right. I’m so glad Marvin had a great game as it’s definitely the fulfillment of JLin’s prayer request for great performance for his teammates to bring a Win

  • sws94

    I love the relationships on the Hornets. The Heat lack the locker room chemistry of the Hornets, same with the Kings, same with the Bulls and other teams. On the Hornets, we have a bunch of guys going to bible study. I haven’t heard of them going out to strip clubs like on a team that just got eliminated. Or someone making some ridiculous guarantee and ending up with his foot in his mouth. I treasure this stuff right now for Lin after having to deal with the lack of chemistry and the primadonnas on his previous teams and truly think he values it. I guess I just really wanted to point that out.

    I think for NBA players you play hard, hard, hard all year just to make the playoffs. It’s a higher-level stage and reveals the real winners. And I think Lin is cementing this now. Next season, who knows? But the regular season is a grind and you hope you stay healthy during it and the post-season if there is one for you. That’s why I’m so appreciative and rather emotional that LIn can have this now and he’s doing so well. And he’s remaining relatively healthy. He deserves it. And for how long it lasts, I feel great for him.

  • 22cents

    This team happens to be superstar-less team. NY, LA, Houston has you know who. The problem with these superstar is that they have been the center for so long. Almost everybody is catering them. Even in the NBA. They do not know what the meaning of layoff,. They do not know what it is meant to wait for an opportunity. They do not know what the crushing feeling when received a pink slip at the night X’mas. In other words, these superstars are spoiled children. Team work? Forget it. It is always “Me Me Me” instead of “WE”

    All of these is a part of our boy JLIn’s life. When one encounters so much adversity in his career, break or stand. If one stands, he usually know what the meaning life is. Usually more humble and more appreciated.

    I like one of the guys in this forum said (sorry forgot the name ^_^). These superstars make themselves superstar but Lin makes everybody around him a superstar.

  • spiderman

    Haters chew their same vomit and never learn

  • Win

    Wow. Robin was so right about freedom. Actually, Clifford kinda gave freedom on the entire offensive end as he has no plays at all. Lol.

    Good team win. Clifford also show he was yelling a the score table for not letting Lin sub in for the final 2-3 mins. No one can stop Lin play now. Lin will average at least 25-30 mins going forward. Hope Hornets can advise to NBA finally.

    Go Lin Go Hornet!

  • wu kong

    fun with stats… man buns rule the series! https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/725702164237017088

  • wu kong
  • yes, JLin’s post-game interview really spoke of his heart that player 1-15 was so united and he was very thankful. After 3 teams with selfish divas like Melo, Harden and Kobe, we can certainly appreciate JLin’s joy

    Gone were the days Melo questioned his ridiculous contract, Harden got so mad at Lin after the game that he reportedly had to be restrained, Kobe targeted JLin during practice to taunt him that it made everyone uncomfortable.
    Compared to that, these current teammates are heaven-sent with Lee/Zeller/Marvin Williams thanking God and many more are unselfish and attend Bible Study group.

    What’s more amazing is to see how JLin’s prayer request were answered with an amazing team performance to steal an unlikely Game 5 road win. I’d like to expound more on that later because it brought this team closer after some of them struggled in previous games. I believe it can carry them higher to Round 2.

    Game 6 is still not a guarantee so they have to keep defending, fighting and believing because Heat and Wade will be desperate enough to dig deep to have 1 more great playoff game to extend to Game 7.

  • 22cents

    I was amazed that Lin made a quick decision to pass to Lee for the 3pt shot. After a few rewinding, Lee happened to be the “least guarded” guy and had the best chance to nail that shot. And Lee did that.

    Lin’s decision making is ridiculously quick.

  • takeme2cruz

    It shows this coach hasn’t max out the potential of this team.

  • spiderman

    Finally someone (Kenny Smith) states the obvious.

  • donsmacau

    As Tina said, “i am glad you are into the “joy of now.” Some are looking ahead. to each their own”

  • Win

    He actually was right about the number. The Vegas betting line for Hornets come back and win the series when Hornets down 0-2 was 1 to 60 or 70 something.

  • spiderman

    Shaquille is not the same with his glasses

  • Win

    LOLOL.

  • It’s the elephant in the room noone wants to talk about.
    Basketball-wise, that’s a real problem to give momentum consistently to opponents.
    It’s amazing Hornets are leading 3-2 despite new lineup getting -23
    What’s the previous starting lineup?

    Lin simply needs to start to get Hornets with strong momentum to start the game.
    I hope MJ will give the green light since Cliff won’t do it himself.

    But if Lin starts, it also signifies MJ shift of thinking that he is committed to offer a starting position to JLin. This will be interesting. I don’t think it will happen until the Hornets are cornered (Game 7 or down 0-3 in next series). Or it may not happen at all since MJ/Cho/Cliff don’t see Lin as a long-term Hornets player beyond the backup PG, which would be a travesty to JLin’s PG talent.

  • Win

    Lol. Tire of debating?

  • Win

    Noted. Sir!

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    I think he actually look better with glasses. Haha.

    But Kenny Smith is DA MAN last night. Love his comment.

    Charles mentioned Marvin William and he is well reserved. Pretty much everyone weren’t shooting well last night except MW. So Lin and MW have won game 5 for the Hornets!

    Starting to love this team now, well at least all JLin teammates.

  • kauaiblue

    Got it… thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    I think only change will make it’s Batum back to starting lineup that’s it. They got used to Lin would come in to be the saver for them. Nothing will change. From game 4 & 5 can tell… Kemba still ISO no matter what….Just hope Lin gets his min & shots to have big impact for the game.

  • jimmyL

    Everyone’s enjoying their success now and also looking forward to the future since Lin is playing so well this is different than last year where Lin didn’t make a good case for the off season. There’s nothing wrong with that.
    You can be happy about the now and the future. They don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Lin’s success now will lead to a brighter future anyways especially this offseason

  • Win

    I also have a feeling NBA WILL NOT ALLOW Lin not playing in this playoff run. Hornets playoff games should have draw a lot of viewer in the Asian which NBA hoping to see all these years.

  • JoeTeam

    I just scroll past the speculation. I love the commentary and facts about the playoffs. This is what we all have been waiting for, JLin making and impact on a series that matter. In season, that would be a tough few games, or a winning streak, or a run-up to playoffs. That’s when JLin matters, and now is that time!

  • JoeTeam

    the guarantee just made GSW play better.

    Seeing Steph so happy says it all – he cried not for himself, but for the team.

  • Win

    I thought I just saw a twitter link about Tragic Goran is talking BS on Lin again?

  • Sesshie

    Hornets have their appointed stars and stars come with some ego, but not to the extent of the likes of what JLin was used to (ie: Melo, Harden, and Kobe), so it’s still manageable. I think JLin makes the extra effort to will more team chemistry. Before the start of the playoffs, he even wrote a little message introducing each of his teammates in his point of view, hoping the team can rally together. He gave lots of praise to Kemba, while also emphasizing that defense starts with Kemba and himself. As long as they’re winning, his teammates will go with the flow.

  • Sesshie

    If this was fiction, the Hornets had been tricking their opponents all along. They were purposely playing below their max power all season and saving their not-so-secret weapon on the bench waiting to be unleashed in the finals.

  • Brent Yen

    He has to be smarter for that 15mil per

  • Brent Yen

    Clearly a foul to me…..

  • JoeTeam

    it’s telling that he said this is his best team since high school.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s all Bosh told him on the airplane? They need to do more homework. LOL!

  • Briiick

    Harden needs to take more shots next season.

  • BobbyH

    Didn’t he say the same thing last year?

  • CJSHYY

    I like that & so happy Hornets beat Heat. Hope end this series on Friday.

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/725699491177857025

  • Briiick

    because he goes left sometimes.

  • Win

    Tragic Goran……

  • JoeTeam

    why wouldn’t a Lin fan allow Lin to be loved by his teammates? This summer’s K and role discussions need to leave CHA open given the team’s reliance on him now when it matters.

  • JoeTeam

    looked like on Heat fan into another, and that separation froze them for that 1 sec.

  • Give a Happy Birthday shoutout to the one and the only Original Man-Bun and JLin’s Personal Hair Stylist, Spencer Hawes!
    His plays have been tremendous to be a big man PnR partner with Lin, much improved defense, rebounding in the series!
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/725682013433401345

  • JoeTeam

    Playoff 1: injury
    Playoff 2: injury/role
    Playoff 3: LAL LOL
    Playoff 4: Lin was made for this

    Enjoy the ride. Post on FB to all your friends to watch this game 6. Hopefully it will ignite casual fans for Round 2, and who knows how Lin and team will do with more trust in the new style of play.

  • CJSHYY
  • Not only JLin’s No-Look Pass to Marvin Williams received “Assist of the Night”, it was #4 in Top 5 NBA Plays!
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/725616822997815296

  • JoeTeam

    LinMad, did you bet CHA?

  • Win

    Wow. Just noticed refs missed another call as the ball touched Richardson before out of bound..SMH.

  • Brent Yen

    disagree….but….at least CLT is not that bad

  • Phillycheese

    See the joy in his play, his interactions with teammates and fans. Ignore the rest. Stick around please.

  • donsmacau

    And to think it only took the 85th game of the season for the Hornets to buy in the right way:

    “I compare this team to my high school team, in terms of guys totally buying in. We didn’t have a superstar in high school, but we were able to have success just playing team basketball and doing it the right way,” Lin said.

  • donsmacau

    Hawes just solid solid complement to JLIN. Hawes always looking to make the extra pass, using his bbIQ to make good decisions, good D and boards.

    Cody always hustling, but wish he could make those point blank shots – regardless his energy makes up for his missed layups.

  • Phillycheese

    I agree it is hard to take sometimes. But the cream always rises. The playoffs are the biggest stage. Sometimes the blinders are on so tight only the loudest message can get through.

  • Phillycheese

    Just a screen handle from RealGM.

  • Phillycheese

    Reminded me of the final shot in this year’s final four.

  • JoeTeam

    they were struggling with the culture of ISO that comes up from kids playing un-coached bball in the streets. Only, if you look at USA soccer, where all the kids are coached from age 4, USA has less creativity for individual playmaking. So it’s a balance.

  • wu kong

    this commentary on Harden is everything. This is what so many of us have said From NY with Melo, Rockets with HArden and of course LA with Kobe. How on earth did JLin get saddled with the three biggest ego maniacs in the NBA?!?! Team ball is everything. Being a leader means making the their players feel invested and part of the team. If you have to say out loud I am the cornerstone you most definitely are not in fact the cornerstone. Finally it is not just the crazy LOF’s saying this. we all knew we were not crazy but it sure feels good to hear it from others…. https://youtu.be/4dNLWMgp35M

  • JoeTeam

    yep, that was so obvious, no ball squirts out like that unless it’s kicked or off the leg (a bone at that, it doesn’t go that fast with just thigh muscle contact).

  • DrewBear2

    Perfect. Let him keep believing that.

  • occupatio

    first, wade said the same thing, so im pretty sure this is something that the coaching staff taught the team in their game plan, that lin mostly goes right. in other words, its not Tragic’s original idea.

    second, what is really ironic here is that Tragic is the one-sided player: he can only go left, and if he goes right, he does not drive all the way but stops and shoots or stops and passes.

  • Phillycheese

    Bible study, a massage and a happy ending ….. 🙂

  • occupatio

    harden was so mad at lin that he had to be restrained? i never heard of that. some reporter said that? or what?

  • JoeTeam

    Up top so it’s not lost:

    Steph’s joy at GSW win (pure laughter joy) shows he cried for the team, not for himself (on injury).

    It’s all posted here: JLin off-ball cuts, penetration and feeds, getting to the rim himself, FTs, hard D albeit run by MW (Cliff and MW said), stats … Lin has taken over the series.

    Rightfully so, Mr. Crunchtime, Clutch.

    Let’s enjoy also the bandwagoning. Help that by posting these snippets in FB too, as most of the people on FB sort of react by saying … Jeremy, really?

  • spiderman

    These commentators are slower than the sloth on zootopia, but better late than never

  • JoeTeam

    Well. I’m for JLin being valued by his organization if that helps.

  • heart

    Notice Lin Fans! Guys/gals. Bustin’ Loose, Radio show, Frank Garcia & Mark Yarbro, are on Live now. http://wfnz.com/audio-on-demand/

    Listen to see if these guys reveal some more clues…

    Yesterday, Frank Garcia revealed the behind the scenes of Cliff’s reactions/treatment of Lin on the sideline in live game observation in their show Hour 2 and Hour 3. But the 4/27/2016 podcast links of Hour 2 and Hour 3 have been dubbed over w/ Prime Time show now. Just saw on the side bar of the screen: Bustin’ Loose show is a Flagship of the Charlotte Hornets. NO Wonder…

  • spiderman

    Let their ignorance continue

  • Chuck captured the essence of Harden’s self-serving statement:
    We got to upgrade OUR roster? … I’m not sure I want to play WITH him
    Because it’s not fun… When you play with the GSW, you feel like part of a team, everyone is moving (thinking) like I’m going to get the ball
    Same thing with San Antonio. Two of the best teams. OKC can be like that if they trust each other more
    But James Harden is not fun to play with. I’m not sure I want to go to practice watching him go dribble-dribble-dribble, come to the basket or shoot 3s. What am I standing here for?
    Trevor Ariza used to be the best 3p shooter but now he’s one of the worst. I don’t believe that
    He can never get in rhythm so he’s surprised when he gets the ball
    James Harden needs to look in the mirror and said, ‘How can I get better?’ …”

  • JoeTeam

    some very key plays by Lin were going left or finishing reverse left. Scouting report has so far not adjusted, so I just enjoy the misunderstanding. It seems that if you are crouching tiger, hidden dragon, it does take the opponent some time before they get through the layers of denial and understanding, so I think CHA have a good chance to win Friday because JLin will just show us more plays that remind us of what we’ve noted in the past, but others will say … wow!.

  • occupatio

    LOL. khuang with the ‘dictionary time’.

  • Phillycheese

    Harden wants to improve the team next year. WEll he better think about areas he needs to improve on first. Self-awareness is not his strong suit.

  • yes, Hawes is the best PnR big in the Hornets due to his ability to pass and high BB IQ.
    He lacks athleticism like Ed Davis to finish strong but he finds other ways to score with runner, 3pt shots and some post-moves

    He’s been huge in this series despite being quiet in points

  • Absolutely true. Hornets stars ego are microscopic compared to Melo/Harden/Kobe so that’s why they can play more team-ball.
    It’s not as good as GSW or SAS but that’s the high standard

    People underestimate JLin’s hearts and leadership to look out for his teammates.
    But he truly cares for them so that’s why they trust him and he helps them to believe in playing together as a team by speaking kind words and encouraging them.

    I mean, which NBA player voluntarily post glowing review in Reddit of his teammates? JLin is one of kind indeed. He has a really high Emotional Intelligence in networking and relating with people.

  • wu kong

    last one on the Rockets but this is pretty good. commentator says start over. get rid of everyone… https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/725723042475814912

  • Briiick

    He needs to take more shots and get more $$$ from his fans LOL.

  • takeme2cruz

    lol, self-awareness.

  • John Focker

    Very simple, really. More clubbing and shooting, less practice and less passing. Preferably throw in “less D” in there, if that’s even possible at all. And voila, an even better basketball player!

  • noob

    Holy crap! Bev is due 6 million next year?? And the fans in Houston were complaining about JLin????

  • David Kim

    Lin efficient rating

  • Hahaha… It’s the hard truth about playmaking of course but we’re also being truthful and kind when we say the big W happened with team effort.

    Lee’s offensive rebound and making 3 off Lin’s assist; Kemba block on Dragic; Batum’s 3 off Lin’s assist. We’re getting a strong pattern that Lin just made his teammates go.

    Bless Kemba’s heart and Batum’s but they tried his best but they’re not as good as JLin in playmaking; perhaps scoring. I can’t remember seeing them make no-look passes or quarterback passes that rallied the team.

    It’s pretty scary to think Lin being a part-time playmaker can help the Hornets take 3-2 lead against a formidable Heat team with trapping defense and athletic big man that’s supposedly Lin’s weakness. Phew!

  • BobbyH

    A National TV humiliation, especially by these commentators. Harden deserves it. well deserves it.

    “Upgrade OUR roster?” Just listen to the background when Harden said that.

  • heart

    This blogger, A.S. Chin, has been known to be Lin critique or not a Lin fan. He’s now just aware of Lin’s FF video? FWIW, better late than never…
    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/725716261221466112
    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/725715762128687104

  • BobbyH

    Alex can pay $1M/yr to Khuang and he would do a better job than Morey.

  • 22cents

    That is why Houston deserves to lose. They just can not see the talent. Their eyes are unbelievable biased.

  • TTNN

    I was not able to find out on this page, but on itune for WFNZ sports radio, yesterday there was a interview with Hornets TV play-by-play voice Eric Collins, that is a great one. At the beginning, Eric was ask what he thinks is the most important factor for the turn around, and Eric said, defense of course is one of the factor, but he think Jeremy Lin is the biggest. And he talked a lot of great stuff about Lin which is nice to hear.

    One thing that I don’t really take radio host too much as they are not with team, but guys like Collines travel with the team, and thus has lots of time and chances would communicate with coaches and players, thus I’d take their POV more than radio host though.

  • heart

    This is what most Charlotte bloggers/ media think Lin will re-sign w/ them if $$$ offer is close. And this guy, A.S. Chin said Cliff had put Lin a position to succeed is so far from the truth!!! God please help Lin to make the right decision for upcoming FA.
    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/725718957966036992

  • CJSHYY

    They can say whatever they want now but I don’t believe Lin will return.

  • takeme2cruz

    …not until he’s desperate need then Cliff put him the position to succeed.

  • DX

    Has NBA set the time for game 6 yet?

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, I think it’s Lin put Cliff to look as a good coach in public eyes this season.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Fast Break: How Jeremy Lin is fueling Charlotte’s ad hoc offense

    Some snippets:

    “Over the last couple of games, Lin has consistently attacked Miami’s perimeter defense, getting into the paint with relative ease. His tenacity has put real pressure on Miami and opened the floor for his teammates. According to NBA.com, the Hornets are scoring 109 points per 100 possessions when he is on the floor, which unsurprisingly is the highest offensive rating of any player on Charlotte’s roster.

    Miami’s pick-and-roll defenders have not been unable to keep Lin out of the middle of the floor the last two games. Neither Hassan Whiteside nor Amar’e Stoudemire proved up to the task of corralling Lin out on the perimeter or forcing him to either sideline. He’s been scoring comfortably at the rim with either on the floor. He is a big reason why Charlotte is scoring .98 points per possession in the pick-and-roll.

    Lin made Whiteside look positively statuesque; freezing him with a hesitation dribble the few times Whiteside wasn’t rendered obsolete by the initial drive. Stoudemire has never been known for his defensive acumen so his inability to stop Lin shouldn’t come as a surprise. Lin was feasting at the basket when he was the designated rim protector.”…

    http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/charlotte-hornets/jeremy-lin-is-fueling-ad-hoc-offense/

    The part about him not being starter will change next season.

  • BobbyH

    Only the guys in the locker room know it.

  • takeme2cruz

    kind of strange, not yet.

  • CJSHYY

    YA! That’s why when reporters asked Frank how Kemba saved the game in game 4… Frank directly talked about Lin instead.

  • 22cents

    Never says never. The decision will be on his own and his team.

    However, I would say that the chance of returning is really minimal if it is not none.

    I think Lin would say if CHA gets a legitimate center or PF. Will they?

    My bet is that Lin’s goal now is to get a ring because he has shown us what is capable of ( we have already know what he is able to. But gush, those LOH……….)

    Will any team take a chance on him as the central piece?

  • heart

    I just email the show asking to correct the links. Maybe you should too. Saw on the side of the screen that WFNZ is a flagship of Charlotte Hornets. No wonder they might not want the public, especially Lin/Lin fans to be aware Cliff’s treatment of Lin bc they have hope to re-sign him for cheap again, IMO….

  • KHuang

    Now THAT is a major insult to Morey!

  • Hornets fans simply do not understand that $$ is not important for JLin.
    JLin wants to start, not for his ego but to be trusted as a playmaker with regular min because that’s who he is.

    Staying for 6th Man will not fulfill JLin’s potential to be a great PG and his desire is to be the best that he can be. If Isiah Thomas, Kenny Smith can see JLin’s strength, perhaps more NBA fans would be able to see JLin as a brilliant playmaker that he is.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Plan for 4 or 5 PST

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Lin is inconsistent and inefficient, then what about Kemba the Walker and Nick Batum. They are at least equally or even more inconsistent and inefficient.

  • Does anyone have a link on JLin’s quote on “People don’t become great by doing the easy things”?

    I’d like to add his quote/link to JLin Special News Links. Thank you!
    http://www.jlinportal.com/special-jeremy-lin-news-links/

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/724686389153910784

  • @disqus_dVLDET9zJ7:disqus , I love your latest chart on Games 1-5 ON/Off Court Net ratings
    Lin and Hawes are definitely killing it.

    https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/725702164237017088

  • heart

    But those in the media still have not voice out that Lin is a starting caliber pg. I have not heard anyone in the media liberate his ‘backup’ label yet. They kept referring to it. IMO, bc this League is a good ‘old-boy’ network. They listen to the org. owners/coaches/management narrative or appraisal of the players. The org’s media is an extension of these folks. Until they tell the media Lin’s true worth, it’s going to take a miracle to change their mind. That’s why I dislike McHale, BS, and Cliff bc of their false and deliberate suppression of Lin’s value, skills and ability. Having said that, I believe in miracle!

  • DaBoss

    Improve the team?? Tough to do since no one wants to play with him LOL

  • fungch1218

    In regular season, Lin didn’t have the ball on his hand, even came off the bench. Since ASW, he played with Big AI who demanded the ball in the post.
    Lin has opportunity to score because of Batum’s injury.

  • BobbyH

    Still one game to win. Hornets was lucky to win game 5. KW/Batum almost let Heat steal this game. But hey, it is a gutty win by the team, a total team effort that everyone contributes in different way. A rare credit goes to Cliff that he benched KW for a short period time when KW went solo mode. Cliff really wants to win this.

    Still can’t let down. One game to close it. Hope they move the ball more in game 6, not reverting to game 1 and 2.

  • jolno

    I think Terry just wanted to end his season at game 5 and it’s hard to fault him for it since he got his championship rings with the Mavs already LOL. I mean, judging by Houston’s players’ reactions to Harden’s potential game winner tells you all you need to know about their desire to extend the series!

  • Michael

    Is this what he means?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have watched the game several times. Clifford kept on switching between Kemba, Lin, Batum in order to find the playmaking combination that worked. The truth was none of them really worked. It was a low scoring game. The team won it with gritty defense and team work. The game winning shot of Courtney Lee reviewed that Lin had absolutely no intention to shoot the ball. It seemed like something that Lee and Lin practiced a 1000 times. Lee simply shot the ball without thinking. Luckily he didn’t think. He just missed his layup that could give the team the lead in the last minute.

    It seemed like that the Heat would take the game with Dwyane Wade and Richardson got hot in the last few minutes and they seemed to win the game for the the Heat. On the contrary, they all missed crucial shots at the clutch in the last minute. Team ball prevailed over hero ball.

  • Win

    Agreed. Hornets end up to be the best choice for JLin. So happy for him.

  • That recognition as a hidden starter will come when JLin keeps coming up with great wins to finish off the Heat in the playoff series and the next round.

    These NBA players like to see JLin bringing it every game to publicly declare he can not only start but to be a star.

    Kenny is buying in since he’s a guard who he appreciates what JLin can do, Shaq is getting there; Chuck is coming around.

    That’s why playoff is great because great players will step up in big moments.
    They want to see what JLin can do in Game 6 and Round 2 when the stakes are higher

  • heart

    They don’t understand or don’t want to admit Lin’s true worth. Even though Cliff has tied Lin’s hands almost the entire season, Lin still found ways to succeed. Lin even garnered teammates trust as time went on. Remember in the beginning of the season, the bigs didn’t even pass to him. Now we see the bigs like playing w/him. Notice almost any players playing w/Lin eventually end up w/ big $, or get famous!

  • fungch1218

    In this respect, HOU treated Lin better

    CHA 15-16

    26.4mins per game, FGA 9.3 Ast. 3.0, PPG 11.9

    HOU 13-14
    29mins per game, FGA 9.4, Ast. 4.2, PPG 12.4

  • Sesshie

    JLin is a backup PG by definition during this season on the Hornets. They refer to it probably as respect to the Hornets and Kemba. If he gets a starting job for next season, the backup term goes away.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree Lin was no intention to take that shot even it was from Kemba passed to Lee then Lin…. Well, so happy Lee finally made it. Bc before that he’s 1-8???

  • webattorney

    I thought it was a good play by Lee (intentionally I am not sure) to try to score with more than 24 secs left in the game, so Hornets would get the ball back for one last shot.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Oh how fickle the media can be,
    A loser now was last years near MVP.
    Jlin has the right plan,
    play for yourself, loved ones and your fans;
    most of all do it for god,
    work out, and get a killer bod.

    Thank you.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I only look at the 3 games that Hornets won. Each of them Lin seemed to play more than 30 minutes.

  • Win

    Actually, Lin wasn’t gonna shoot the last shot. But Lin also didn’t meant to have Lee taking the shot. Instead, after he passed the ball to Lee, he point the MW which was right next to Lee. So I think he actually thought MW will take the last shot and it make sense as MW was hot last night.

  • webattorney

    More PT but a lot more hate on Lin also.

  • Michael

    Lin waited a split second for JJ? I think to step towards him before passing to Lee who was more open plus the early pass gave the Hornets a 2 for 1 with 28 seconds on the shot clock, couldn’t ask for better execution.

  • DaBoss

    Killer bod – LOL

  • fungch1218

    It might not last in next reg. season.

  • heart

    hahaha, you have great sense of humor! Yep, Lin is resting in corner 3 for the KW show that have not materialized in wins since he’s been there, until a ‘hero’ comes a long…(know that song?) To be continued…

  • TTNN

    No wonder they start to have more coverage of Hornets now.

    To be honest, I don’t think that’s a big deal, and as far as i hear, I don’t get that strong impression of wrong treatment of Cliff to Lin. It is pretty strong that they are saying coach trust Lee, which we all know already, that’s nothing new.

    BTW, they said coach don’t yell at Lee or Marvin is simply not true. Coach yell at everyone, and he was constantly at the court site yelling. and I have seen him chewing a lot of different people, and it is not a strange thing coach speak more to their PG, he do that to Kemba and Lin.

    So, I don’t think that’s a big deal.

  • Win

    Agreed. Lin has been able to go left in the very early stage of his career. Lin actually said it himself that his % going left is higher compare to the % going to the right.

    🙂

  • fungch1218

    I see the Nets have a shot. Kenny was the Knicks Assistant Coach who flew to CA to practice with Lin during 2012 summer. The Nets want a SF too. They may offer Batum a max.

  • Phoenix Rising

    God is tough to rhyme with… 😛

  • takeme2cruz

    Lee was more open than Lin and that’s his job, give it to the SG to shoot.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I saw Lin point at someone… I thought Lin means KW?

  • kauaiblue

    6th man? coming back? they are delusional…

  • CJSHYY
  • Briiick

    So true LOL. People have been wondering how Cliff and KW improve themselves this season.

  • kauaiblue

    Really? where??

  • Nicely done 🙂 Are you in the music/entertainment industry?
    Someone can make rap music with this lyrics

    And give the title: “Do It for God, Get a Killer Bod” LOL

  • BobbyH

    So it is 8 pm EST.

  • TTNN

    For that play, Lee was really good to pass the ball to Lin after he got the rebound, and left the offense organization to Lin. That’s trust we don’t see at the beginning of this series, when Lee always try to do something himself.

    And Lin see Lee’s opportunity and he just pass the ball right back without hesitation, that is a trust to Lee too, and Lee of course take the opportunity to shoot it.

    That’s the togetherness of this team and trust of this team is building. that’s the advantage of playing with players with high BBall IQ.

  • Win

    Yup. Lin was pointing at MW’s direction.

  • heart

    I watch Hawks game. Their game plan scheme and rotation are similar to Spurs. Their players get similar 20 minutes+ even starters, no higher than 30+. Lin is a rhythm player who needs to play longer than 30+. I hope Atkinson is more like MDA than Pop. That’s my only fear.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! But not sure it’s TNT or NBA TV?

  • BobbyH

    ESPN

  • Michael

    I wonder if Lin’s competitiveness reminds Chuck of his old teammate Kevin Johnson.

  • CJSHYY

    I see. Thanks.

  • Michael

    Mod.

  • Win

    As I said, Lin was pointing at MW’s direction so It seen Lin, as a floor general gave up his shot for a better shot but maybe it was really for MW instead of Lee.

    But glad Lee made it. Lee defense was huge too! The goaltending was a BS though.

  • Thank you, Game clock is updated now
    It’s 1 day 6 hours from now

  • LOL
    Do it for Mod OR Get a Killer Mod?

  • fungch1218

    It’s Playoffs. Not appropriate to discuss this with Hornets fans.
    The Nets fans want Conley and KD, which is unrealistic.

  • Win

    Can’t wait. 🙂

  • wu kong

    thanks! 🙂

  • Michael
  • orLinaryjoe

    HAHA!

  • Jedi

    At least 50 shots per game!

  • Michael

    Truth, peace out, unless Clutch is your mod?

  • wandertheglobe

    Collins didn’t even vote for JLin 6MOY.

  • Win

    Great post from realgm.

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    Re: Not In The Face – The Jeremy Lin Thread 3 + 1

    Post#42 » by Flip Murray » Today 4:37 am

    I have to say i’ve become a big fan of this guy. He’s a top class teammate and underrated player. He’s just a really good player plain and simple, and a consummate professional that any team would be lucky to have. Honestly what is there not to like about Jeremy Lin?

    I really hope he stays. I’ve seen that many on Lin forums want him gone which I understand. He’s underpaid pretty severely and they want him to be the man.

    I just think he’s found a good situation. The Kemba-Lin backcourt is awesome to watch. Plus with another year of them learning to play off of each other they will be that much better in tandem. Remember, Lebron and Wade didn’t mesh instantly either, it takes time to have two guys gel when they both need the ball.

    We need to be prepared with a solid offer this summer to get him to stay. If he walks, then so be it but he definitely won me over as a fan either way.

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  • Win

    Ooop. I am sorry as Mod has already posted this.

    Please delete it if needed. Thank you.

  • wandertheglobe

    Since, they are winning, I doubt that Cliff or MJ is going rock to rock the boat and start JLin. Lin will get over 30 minutes per game, but not starting.

  • wandertheglobe

    May be Miami doesn’t want Bosh to play so they can collect on an insurance policy?

  • DaBoss

    Don’t worry heart – Kenny Atkinson knows Lin’s true value. With the way he’s been playing in the playoffs no one in the media will be surprised when he gets his next gig as a starting point guard and then they’ll start backpedaling on their opinions of Jeremy just like they’re doing now

  • heart

    Nope. Don’t want Lin to be KW permanent backup so that KW and everyone else get credits. Lin is being used and abused not only for his talents but also for pay. He’s being paid pennies comparing to those fake ‘stars’. God help place Lin in a better situation and be the captain of his own team, please.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Lin is too good just been a backup or 6th man.

  • Win

    But about whether if Lin should stay or go. But about more more Hornets Fan becoming a Lin fans.

    🙂

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    I meant not about.

  • TTNN

    that was Dell

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s ok, he speaks from a Hornets fan and they want to keep him even with more money.

  • occupatio

    the Heat RealGM board is still obsessed about the officiating. Eg., they posted this cherrypicked screenshot that suggests that Lin didn’t deserve the foul call on his drive. so the miami media seems to be perpetuating this story too.

    hence, whenever lin got a call, the miami crowd would go crazy like some conspiracy was foisted on them.

    https://twitter.com/DukieLang/status/725499216932552705/

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    McHale is gone from NBA for good.
    Byron Scott is done for.
    Lin is a rising star after these two bad coaches are gone.

  • swijaya

    It is just human nature…

    When you win, everything is fair, hence the opposite.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, game over. I think now they are more upset about Wade didn’t get the final foul to tie the game in game 5. LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin rises while all of his ex-teammates in his glorious days sinks.
    What does this tell you?
    Linsanity is no fluke.

  • occupatio

    well if you took a different screenshot of the same play at a different moment in time, it would look different. its misleading.

  • K

    Let Heat live in the past.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Among all the winning playoff games of the Hornets, Lin has been the top 3 in +/-.

  • takeme2cruz

    Correct call.

  • Briiick

    51

  • Michael

    They can’t be serious about this, it’s such an old trick for players to stick their hands in such a position that makes it look like the other guy is hooking your arm instead. If the refs caught this good for them.

  • Michael

    Absolutely

  • Whitman Lam

    Dragic is clearly holding onto Lin’s elbow, trying to slow him down after getting beat off the dribble. Instead of criticizing the refs, why not criticize their own Heat team for not being able to stay in front of their man. Even Rockets fans don’t blame the refs every time a player drives past Har_en’s “Defense”.

  • Briiick

    KW is a SG too short to deserve Lin’s service.

  • Grace

    Mostly positive comments from ESPN First Take.
    Skip Bayless: Hornets coaching staff gets a little driven crazy by Jeremy Lin. (at 8:00)
    https://youtu.be/c-EKCb_V1a0

  • occupatio

    i consider dragic a dirty player. he throws his elbows at ppl’s faces constantly on offense (one time smacking lin in the face, back in houston days). and generally doing stuff like grabbing that he hopes refs dont notice.

  • Michael

    Have to apologize, Stephen A. gave fair props to Lin here.

  • JoeTeam

    so funny the continued false narratives … this I see in life as well. That is why I love data that inspires action, but ya not as blindly as how Morey does it. The EQ and wisdom Q is very important when added to fact basis in making choices.

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t think Step A even watch the series to know what he’s talking about.

  • occupatio

    wade’s wife and SAS and Skip are all saying that wade should get the call because of his reputation and legacy. um, ok. thats exactly the sense of entitlement to stars and unfairness that is wrong with NBA officiating.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe, but the way he said it to me was just a guy in a no win situation saying he had to try. So, I don’t fault him at all for his announcement – it goes without saying that they have to try and he was just saying that in a different way. People I think misunderstood his tone of acceptance and yet, willingness to try.

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, and it should have been a Goal Tend on Wade’s block of Lee’s layup. +2 pts Charlotte still wins.

  • Grace

    he only watched second half of the game

  • occupatio

    indeed, i would not say lin was in ‘attack mode’ as SAS said. he was in passing mode, not ‘attack’ mode in the usual sense.

  • Grace

    he did but always had to lump JLin with Kemba

  • JoeTeam

    not sure if you know but Skip is heading to Fox next year. Talk radio said he passed up ESPN $5m / yr offer to stay. Maybe I heard the number wrong, it might have been a multiyear offer dunno.

  • Grace
  • occupatio

    thats not what ‘attack mode’ usually means. SAS didnt watch the game entirely. hes just talking out of his behind.

  • CJSHYY

    So no more Skip in First Take? Well, I think Skip still loves Lin. SAS gets better w Lin now. But in love w KW. Good go ahead. LOL!

  • JoeTeam

    you are right because JLin cannot elevate to the basket in play flow. That’s a foul. It’s not like JLin is trying to life Dragic in the play. People are so biases or unthinking.

  • occupatio

    SAS calling out dragic for not being to go right or shoot right. LOL, I love it.

    many miami fans have roasted dragic for his high paying contract. i guess its also bc chalmers has performed better on that team, and in the playoffs in the past.

  • JoeTeam

    Skip will spread the word to Fox. Fox will find some counterpoint guy to make more money, until it makes more money to pile on (like with Kobe). We should get ready for continued point counterpoint because of money being made.

  • Win

    Agreed. Shocked to hear good thing from him about Lin.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s a lot from Ste A. but still not a fair one.

  • CJSHYY

    Dragic has no D compare to Chalmers, I really think Chalmers is better fit than Dragic for Heat team. Don’t get why they traded him?

  • Whitman Lam

    Oh look. Dragic got outplayed by a rookie in Josh Richardson … Losing his starting job to a Rookie ! Oh wait, No, that’s not going to happen because Dragic is not Jeremy Lin, Heat management will stand by Dragic no matter how bad he plays.

  • occupatio

    the dragic acquisition only makes sense as a preparation for when wade retires. but with wade, dragic is a bad fit.

    and in general, dragic can only put up consistent stats if gets to run in transition. but any PG worth his salt can put up pts if he gets to run a lot. hes not a half court player.

  • occupatio

    richardson has been a great 3 PT shooter, and his on-ball D is tenacious. spo playing him more than dragic has been justified.

  • ra

    d wade should be suspended for bumping the ref at the end. did anyone see that.

  • Grace
  • takeme2cruz

    No, when you win from 0-2, that’s everybody remembers.

  • wu kong

    the comment that a superstar deserves calls makes me just scream… come on! star calls!?!? UGH that is what is wrong with the NBA. stop the fake star stuff. ugh. this is the very reason that Jlin has not had FF called… he is considered a no one. A REP CALL??!? these need to stop. the very idea that there is an argument that a how dare a non starter ( cody Zeller) get a call like that over the all mighty Dwayne wade. UGH UGH AHHAAAHHHHHAAA!!!

    CAll fouls but not because a player is a “star”

  • takeme2cruz

    At the mean time, what did Cliff tell team for game tomorrow?

  • wu kong

    EXACTLY~!!!

  • KJ, maybe the fierce on-court persona. Chuck probably likes more meanness in KJ than the Nash-like calm demeanor seen in Lin. But if JLin can keep dishing and scoring, I’m sure Chuck would say as it is.

    Meanwhile KJ off-court stories has been horrible with those harassment, ya know :[

  • heart

    Understand. But as KW permanent backup w/ Cliff’s constant misuse. No thanks. Hornets $ offer won’t be any higher than the designated ‘stars’ on the team.
    $ is not Lin’s high priority any way. He wants to be the leader of his own team w/ a coach who values and trusts him, and allows him the freedom to reach his full potential. Staying w/ this team and Cliff as the executor for this Hornets franchise will not allow Lin to do so, IMO.
    After hearing yesterday’s radio show clip, I’m more certain than ever that if it’s not for Lin’s faith, character and talents, this season would have been another big disappointment. I truly his FAITH has been carrying him through tough times when dealing w/ Cliff throughout the season.
    Last season, Hornets FO/Cho and Cliff recruited and hailed Lance Stephenson as the missing piece and savior. They paid him big $ and started him. Compare Lance to Lin who gets paid pennies, relegates to be a bench player, and gets little or none recognition, etc. So much for knowing Lin’s game, per Cliff…

  • Whitman Lam

    When nobody expected you to make the playoffs, and then you come back and beat the Miami Heat after being down 0-2, everyone remembers that.

  • Grace

    he’s keeping the same starting line up ….sigh

  • JoeTeam

    yes, and if CHA resets, they will win Friday. Home fans, more busta-moves from Lin, and hopefully fair calls.

  • Michael

    Arrr..I didn’t follow him after the NBA except he became mayor? or something, didn’t know that.

  • SAS: “Give some love to Jeremy Lin who was on attack mode all night long” [mark 0:33]

    Kudos to SAS recognition of JLin’s playmaking!

  • CJSHYY

    Really? So Batum still come off the bench?

  • takeme2cruz

    Yeah but at least he showed desperate to insert Lin in at 7 min mark yesterday game.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes, NOBODY.

  • takeme2cruz
  • JoeTeam

    Fine ! (both meanings … you count, JLin scores)

  • CJSHYY

    He can keep doing this the whole summer…LOL!

  • Whitman Lam

    NBA verticality rule applies here. Cody Zeller had his hands straight up, and was jumping pretty much straight up, with a little bit of forward momentum. Wade was totally jumping forward into Zeller hoping to draw the foul. It’s a 50/50 call even for superstars like James Harden, who’s game revolves around getting Free Throws from those calls.

  • takeme2cruz

    have not seen it.

  • wu kong

    not going to happen b/c he is a supersta’

  • Grace

    yup

  • wandertheglobe

    Both him and Dell.

  • Interesting 🙂 Did Whiteside just willingly declare himself as a “Man-Child”?

  • yes, look it up .. and it went way back so he might’ve led a double-life
    so sad .. I kinda liked his game

  • takeme2cruz

    haha, good catch.

  • yes, unless MJ vetoes, Lin would still come off the bench.
    Lin is still seen as a catalyst in a limited role

    IMO Time is running out for the Hornets to woo Lin to stay next season
    He has made it known repeatedly his desire to start this season.
    Noone can blame him to get bigger role and consistent minutes somewhere else if he truly believes himself as a starter

  • KHuang

    wu kong, you’re scaring me

  • takeme2cruz

    Yesterday I had a little flashback nightmare when I saw Cliff sub Batum in for Lin at 25 sec left to play. I thought that was game 6 in Portland when Lillard made a long 3 to win game after Lin was taken out for Bev. Good thing they got away with tough no call on Wade.

  • wu kong

    JLin on the pulse ESPN 730 audio link will be available later for replay here: http://espn730.com/common/page.php?pt=thepulse&id=66

  • wu kong
  • @disqus_dVLDET9zJ7:disqus , 22 cents mentioned a great quote by someone in this forum (BTW who?)
    “These superstars make themselves superstar but @JLin7 makes everybody around him a superstar.…”

    Is it easy to do ON-OFF Rating for each of his teammate to see if each performs better with JLin on-court? I think it would provide validation that JLin helps his teammates play better with him on-court

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/725733767805947904

  • KHuang

    Chalmers used to be the guy that Wade and Bosh and Lebron and Miami fans constantly dumped on.

    Now he’s gone – and he’s probably laughing.

  • wu kong
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  • heart

    SAS: Lin is a “spark plug.” “He (Lin) is no star.” “Kemba is no joke”??? Don’t care for SAS commentaries. He is a JOKE and a JOKER! Don’t be calling my name ,’heart’, all the time in your commentaries, lol! What you have said about Lin have come back and bite you. Don’t be changing your tune to make yourself look good! Actually what you said in today’s clip revealed your heart that you do NOT want Lin to be a star! That’s what I sense! And my sense is usually correct!

  • wu kong
  • wu kong
  • David Kim

    how about this line up?
    kemba, lin, lee, batum and Cody

    too small…?

  • Win

    A little. But it will works again the smaller team I think.

    Perfect line up even those 100% it will not happen now nor in the future.

    Lin, Lee, Batum, MW, Cody or AL.

  • CJSHYY

    I somehow feel like Hornets probably paid him to say positive on Kemba & Batum. PR starts early for next year’s ASG. He even went to game 4 in NC. I believe Batum will stay bc he kept saying that’s a good pick.

  • David Kim

    how about kemba lin batum MW and Cody..?

  • David Kim

    i like that line up but i dont think kemba will come off the bench…

  • Grace

    Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke to handle Friday’s 8 p.m. Heat-Hornets broadcast for ESPN.

  • Win

    Yup. 100% it will not happen unless KW is injury. But we need KW in this series too IMO. So everyone please stay healthy.

  • Briiick

    These are super stat padders, not super stars.

  • heart

    Yep. One has to understand that Media is a ‘paid’ mouthpiece. They’re obligate to the one who pays them? … Only Rare ones w/core conviction and the ones who work independently for themselves can speak truth if and when they choose to, IMO.

  • Closing out a playoff series won’t be easy.
    This would be the 1st chance JLin gets to be mentally and physically ready to close out a playoff opponent.

    Heat will give it everything they got. The Hornets need to remind themselves not to take it lightly. They have to show up and play all out.
    Batum and Lee (and Al?) would be able to share their playoff experience

  • LinMad

    Kemba, Lin, Batum together? That is not a good lineup. If you watched all season, you would know that with Kemba and Batum on the floor, it pushes Lin away from ball handling and also he becomes 4th-5th option to shoot. He becomes a statue basically. Batum is also slow so there will be a lot of plays for him that the coach will draw up but since Batum can’t beat his defender, a different play will have to be made which wastes time on the clock. Not saying Batum is bad, but he is not ideal for a team like Miami who are very physical and fast.

    I prefer Lin, Kemba, Lee, Hawes and Cody. Why Hawes? He actually gets the rebounds, he is a willing passer to Lin and set screens for him. I also think Hawes is good when playing at a face pace. He can hit outside shots and mid range shots.

  • Grace

    Zach Lowe is not a JLin fan but gave him props here : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15419858/the-heat-handle-hornets-bag-tricks

  • takeme2cruz

    Mike Breen, the original Linsanity play by play.

  • David Kim

    yes i agree with you..for lin starting should be with kemba and batum because coach would not bench kemba and batum…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    You know Heats is in trouble is when they are disputing a final shot to get even. In the beginning of this series Heats never thought Hornets was able to level at 2-2. so now they are Really DESPERATE.

  • JoeTeam

    he will be suspended for the summer after Friday lol.

  • CJSHYY
  • Singapore BB Fan

    it’s do or die for the Heats. so expect a rough and physical game esp from Hassan “Crybaby” Whiteside

  • LinMad

    I guess star calls = fair calls and non-star calls = not fair. This is why now that Lin is getting fair calls, they want to compare Lin to Lebron and James Harden. Everyone knows that James Harden is a big flopper. Lin does not flop, he gets hit and the refs call it. James Harden gets ticky tack calls.

  • Linfan78

    I don’t know if anybody posted this but on first take they talked about Jeremy Lin today.

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    I hope Lamb, Danniels, Gutierrez, Tyler, Harrison will play 5 min each tomorrow.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so. Tomorrow sure will be a very tense game. Cliff will use his normal 8 men rotation only again.

  • JoeTeam

    you’re saying you want 20 pts into last 5 minutes. Probably not, probably 2.5 mins if they get up by 20.

  • JoeTeam

    JLin, KW – attack the paint and get Dragic, HW into foul trouble. Wade is too smart.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey, I just wanna no… did you bet on CHA with the odds at 1-80. Hope you did, I’m not a betting man.

  • LinMad

    he also called him a spark plug but not a star. Idc cause that was his opinion during Linsanity. That Lin is no star.

  • jimmyL

    nah id rather Lin get his

  • LinMad

  • JoeTeam

    Good point, closing out a series is like making your final FTs in a double OT. You gotta focus, and closing out a series goes beyond indiv play and into team focus. Fingers crossed. Friday will be one of the best playoff games we’ll see, not just Lin fanning but in terms of competition and reasons to try on both sides. GSW spanking HOU has zero to negative stakes.

  • wu kong

    sorry. the preferential star treatment makes me batty.

  • Win

    Lol. Yea. 30 pts blow out!

  • LinMad

    next game is the biggest game! They need to win it so they don’t have to fly to Miami for game 7

  • real-dsb

    I like how after Lin hurt his ankle, Kemba stayed next to Lin the whole time as Lin tightened his laces until he knew Lin was okay.

  • JoeTeam

    aw, 2 richly paid guys thanking each other for bringing big money. Sorry, I’m a guy who really lost faith in media commentators and reporters. I yearn for the day where our opinions are not swayed by people paid to do either point-counterpoint or biased reporting. That is, I wish media has a revenue model to support proper editorial staff to do their jobs.

  • JoeTeam

    That was touching.

  • JoeTeam

    one of the biggest in the playoffs this season.

  • takeme2cruz

    Hope.

  • Michael

    Ankle looks okay ^^ yes!

  • CJSHYY

    Some of their comments were paid by someone asked them to say it… I think what SAS said to Lin during Linsanity period probably the same. Well, that’s why they changed their opinion all the time depends on money in the account or not..

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lin has Master Lo to fix his ankle

  • Win

    Classy as always.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, and SAS didn’t not the vitriol he had against JLin during and after Linsanity. He was there to make money for himself and ESPN. It was the opposite of love for sports, the way Roone Arledge built up ABC Sports (The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat).

    I like the Shaq, real JET, Charles, and forgot the other guy. That show is more balanced and they chide each other, but not the players as much as SAS does.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol

  • real-dsb

    What an incredible game! My notes about Game 5:

    1. As Zach Lowe wrote, the Hornets defense only allowed 89 OffRtg (points per 100 possessions) to the Heat in Games 3-5. That was really the biggest difference. MIA OffRtg in each game: 147, 127, 88, 95, 92.

    2. Although Lin’s point total was modest in Game 5, Lin had just as much impact as Game 3-4. In Games 3-4, Lin’s penetrations wrecked the Heat, and they were determined to protect the paint (which they didn’t actually accomplish). In their attempt to protect the paint, they gave Hornets 3 ptrs finally.

    3. This was the most effective I’ve ever seen Lin defeat double teams and traps. He saw the traps coming and passed the ball to the cutters (credit to the teammates for making the cuts too). That is the key to being an elite level player, when even the double teams are ineffective against you.

    4. Oh, and Lin had the 2nd most minutes on the team. Not bad for the 11th highest paid player on the team. =)

    This is the kind of basketball that we were all hoping would happen when Lin signed with the Hornets. To do this on the playoffs stage is better than regular season. Hearing national television analysts recognizing Lin’s impact is just awesome.

    This series is far from over though, let’s go Hornets and close it out in Game 6!

  • Win

    One thing for sure, if Lin is somehow stay with the Hornets, please have someone fire Stephanie Ready, Her voice annoys me, her look annoys me and her comments annoys me. She has been very very annoying!!!!!!!!!

  • gandychan

    Noooooo! Hawes is out with a knee sprain… He has really contributed with his size, defense, and rebounding. Nooooo!

  • real-dsb

    you must have frightened KHuang because he was only typing lower case. LOL

  • real-dsb

    no need to apologize, SA Smith talks garbage, controversy, or whatever gets views

  • Michael

    Spark plugs are called Starters in Taiwan I think.

  • real-dsb

    Do It for Mod?
    or Get a Killer Mod?

  • Grace

    JLin ESPN 730 radio interview: http://espn730.com/page.php?page_id=66
    He said he had grown gray hairs from this series. 🙂

  • Yes, it’s the little things like this that shows team chemistry.
    The whole team fought together and managed to get an unforgettable win on the road by stepping up in the 4th quarter.

    For me, it’s also a validation of answered prayers since JLin asked for health, great individual/team performance.

    My heart skipped a beat when Lin hurt his ankle but was relieved when he can play.

  • real-dsb

    If a team could 100% guarantee Lin starting PG, he’d play for minimum.

  • Thanks. Great technical breakdown and recognition by Lowe of JLin’s contribution.

  • Michael

    I think at that moment a lot of peoples hearts were in sync globally.

  • Joe what do you know

    Firing seems very unlikely. But at least need to tone her bias comments down.

  • Hans

    Watched the whole game last night. Soooo gratifying. I love how though Jeremy’s shot wasn’t falling he was still making the perfect plays to orchestrate the offense. His uncanny ability to penetrate and draw foul is just a beautiful thing to watch. Though Kemba iso really bothered me, I am glad he was very willing to share the ball with Jeremy and allowed things to happen. a few things I will keep an eye on are 1) fatigue, main cause of low FG% and injury, 2) over-penetrate, heats big is gonna trap him hard to the sideline, and 3) Aggressive!!!!!!!!! If he plays like he doesn’t care (Linsanity mode) and the refs call fouls fairly, we are gonna have a time of our lives!!!

  • Lin is always classy to take the high road with Whiteside’s comment.
    That’s why he keeps making more friends around the league.

    @jlai4747: Lin declines comment on Whiteside flopping comment, instead praises Whiteside’s accomplishments since they were D-league teammates #Class

    https://twitter.com/jlai4747/status/725779218336899073

  • Win

    Fire is a little to mean I guess. Maybe just transfer her into some other TV station pls?

  • Hope

    Classy

  • Joe what do you know

    They were teammates in D-League!!?

  • gandychan

    No one else is concerned that Hawes is injured? Probably out for the next game with a sprained knee!!!

  • real-dsb

    Well, if you look at Lin’s shot heat map, he does score more often from the right half of the court.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/shooting/2016/

    But that doesn’t mean that he can’t go left or finish with the left.

  • Win

    Only a little. Hawks has been playing well and so chemistry. But I Al is more important in the Hornets vs Heat series.

  • real-dsb

    I need to pace myself better on defense so I can score more points on offense.

  • real-dsb

    hawes had the team high plus/minus.

  • I am a little concerned because Hawes set the best screen to make cuts to the rim and can finish the best as a rolling big man off Lin’s passes. He played an average of 14min in Game 3-5 win +24 in Game 3-5

    But collectively, with Marvin and Zeller resurgence being more involved hopefully they can cover Hawes’ contribution

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t know, really? that’s a lot of injured or semi-injured players: Batum, Hawes, Zeller, Lin.

  • That’s funny.

    Interesting comment on MJ that the GOAT was so into the game, gave advice and lobbied the refs.

    Perhaps MJ presence helped to influence the refs calls?
    That would be AWESOME competitive advantage 😀

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, Lin’s Reno Bighorns team was quite an accomplished team: Lin, Danny Green, Donald Sloan, Whiteside.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s game 4. History. Just move on. No needs to talk about it anymore. Game 6 is the most important game now.

  • real-dsb

    and Steve Novak

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, he can shoot from anywhere, and it is true he can get there with the left or the right hand.

  • morningdew

    In G3 or 4, Lin had a baseline drive that forced a foul from the HEAT defender, Ms Ready blamed Lin for missing the wide-open AL… I have no doubt of her basketball credential, but a 2 free throw in this situation is not a bad option, since a baseline pass or maybe bounce-pass to big Al may lead to TO in that narrow space.

    I have no problem with the play-by-play Eric. He is all good with due excitement and mostly even fairness, sounds like a avid basketball fan in general. Ms Ready’s judgemental and reluctance to give Jlin due respect and fairness may reflect an overall bias existing among certain basketball coaches, as they have seen many players going through, but Jlin as a rare breed.

  • JoeTeam

    the pass to Batum almost went out of bounds. Batum made the 3.

  • sws94

    Clifford basically said he knows the starting lineup will be down but then he looks at all 48 minutes and the subs will pick things up. He says the bench is winning the games for them. From the practice interview today.

  • heart

    Hornets Practice 4/28/2016–
    Lin said he’s friends w/ Whiteside and Whiteside was in D-league w/ him. He texted KW after he signed w/ Hornets.
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/2016/04/28/1461871778114-160428-Lin.m4v-482168/

  • FrankW

    That was the second foul that put Dwyane Wade on the bench early on. JLintel mentioned it was the turning point of the game.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin & Whiteside followed each other on tweet. Well, I think they probably already talked over behind the door. Fans maybe more upset than players themselves.

  • CJSHYY

    Glad to see this from Hornets fan….

    https://twitter.com/HornetsSwarm/status/725533319161614336

  • FrankW

    She is all right. From her interview with Lin regarding the 38 year old punk Jason Terry (Rockets game), looks like she had the hots on Jeremy. Ha, ha.

  • Win

    They named JLin and KW Slash Brother.

    I like it!

  • 7iger

    Smith is a hater he seen to love only black players.

  • Briiick

    It’s the first time his team goes this deep in the playoffs.

  • Win

    Yea. Gotta give credit to Batum on that one. As Dell Curry said, catch and shoot shooter need to be prepare and plastic catching the bad pass.

    🙂

  • sws94

    Kemba: I love playing with Jeremy, we feed off of each other, he’s just a great playmaker, a great playmaker, he plays hard, great competitor, he’s willing to do whatever it takes for the team to win. Everybody’s getting a chance to witness that in these playoffs. I’m happy for him.

    from today’s practice interview

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! That’s true. If they can beat Heat then they have good chance to vs Cav in ECF.

  • David Kim
  • CJSHYY

    Repeat twice about this? a great playmaker. Good to see KW say so bc w/o Lin they’re already out of this series. W Lin needs to think over good game plan… even w grey hair now? They should thank him. LOL!

  • Briiick

    He drives explosive players away from exposing his fool’s gold.

  • JoeTeam

    give here some views:

  • Great to hear that.
    If they keep winning like this, perhaps Kemba would demand JLin to start next to him next season in hopes JLin will stay 😀

  • heart

    Hornets Practice 4/28/2016–
    Around mark 4:10, reporters asked Cliff about Lin. Can’t hear well bc of background noise… Something about pairing w/ KW and signing Lin in off-season.http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/2016/04/28/1461871778114-160428-Lin.m4v-482168/

  • vincent

    I’m a little concerned about Hawes’s injury. He has good chemistry with Jlin. sure he’s bad at finishing around the rim, but he can knock down the 3 and set good screens for JL. Also he and Lin are notorious for the give and go pass. No one else is willing to give and go as Hawes is with Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Both want to be starting PG so no chance they both can start.

  • Spot

    Kemba’s redemption LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    The question or answer? pairing w/ KW and signing Lin in off-season

  • Linfan78

    I agree he is a Lin hater even though he gave Lin props today. And I do think he is biased toward black basketball players too. But to be fair I don’t really watch first take a lot or listen to his radio show enough to know. Btw I am mixed black.

  • JoeTeam

    the cliff interview at 5:10 ,,, he knows JLin can guard both 1 and 2. By implication, we know KW cannot guard a tall SG, so there you go. Cliff doesn’t miss that:

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2016/04/28/1461871243577-160428-Coach.m4v-482150

  • sws94

    Where is Lin’s gray hair? haven’t seen it yet.

  • The best case scenario for the Hornets is both Kemba and Lin want to be dual PG. But I can only see they’re willing to do so if they reach the EC Finals.

    It’ll be interesting to see how far they can the Hornets team this year

  • Only Hawes is close enough to as JLin Hair Stylist to see it 🙂
    http://www.interbasket.net/news/wp-content/uploads/Jeremy-Lin-with-the-mini-ponytail.jpg

  • LinMad

    what happened to Hawes? What did he injure? I wanted to see more Hawes/Lin passes

  • takeme2cruz
  • CJSHYY

    Probably just joking….

  • dave lam

    Was listening to last nights game on NBA radio and it was a Heat broadcast.
    They had nasty things to say about Lin.
    Like he has getting all the ref calls once he drives get into the paint
    How good of an actor he was for drawing fouls. etc
    What a competitor Lin is!

  • CJSHYY

    For this playoff, Lin is willing to play more SG. But next season I don’t think so.

  • CJSHYY

    If they can beat Heat then I think they will vs Cav in ECF.

  • real-dsb

    This is pretty amazing, I didn’t know the NBA released detailed Last 2 Minutes reports, and even video clips!

    http://official.nba.com/nba-last-two-minute-reports-archive/

  • CJSHYY

    It’s Heat Feet of course they wanted to spread the bad news on Lin…

  • real-dsb

    Just means that Lin has finally gotten respect (at least this series). That’s what all home teams complain about the other teams stars.

  • stam

    This may be a good thing for Lin. People think twice about breathing on harden as much because he’s untouchable. Maybe lin can reap those benefits as well.

  • yes, personally .. I think JLin appreciates Cliff using his SG skills and some PG skill but those comments on coaches are frustrated with Lin’s decision-making at times show me that he’s not the perfect coach for JLin who can appreciate the risk/reward approach that JLin has in the long-term

    No doubt MDA and Kenny would have more faith in JLin’s playmaking style

  • CJSHYY

    Well, just listen to Cliff’s interview today. When asked about to resign Lin this summer… He said I hope so… sounds no hope to me. LOL! But I like what he said about how good Lin can be 1 & 2 in O & D. Sounds like he still wants to use him more for SG bc Kemba’s PG position is untouchable.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wow from all angles.

  • John Focker

    Haha, maybe Gabrielle Union should complain some more? LOL

  • Grace

    They’re saying Wade wasn’t fouled & Hornets are Warriors of the East.
    Truehoop podcast, http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=15420846
    Brain Windhorst, Tom Haberstroh, Justin Verrier and Big Wos on Heat collapse fallout, Chris Bosh’s future and Buzz City.

  • stam

    I feel like she was very high on lin early in the season but I think she was told to be negative on lin because…. You guys can fill it in because it would all just be speculation

  • That is pretty cool!

  • takeme2cruz

    There will be no makeup call in game 6 now.

  • takeme2cruz
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There was no mistake but one which is in favour of the Heat.

  • stam

    I give him credit for that but I still feel like he has multiple reservatuons regarding lin. Maybe it is cause of his race. He calls Kemba his brother. Also he noted how Kemba the star is huge in the series… Ignoring or not knowing the fact that he shot 22 percent in the last game. Skip recognized that Kemba shot 4/18 yesterday and said it was up to Lin(said his name first) and his teammates to contribute which shows that he watched the game and realized lin a huge factor for the wind.

  • bahahahah!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The last 2 minutes report didn’t show the foul.

  • morningdew

    Lee got wade’s arm there in his final shot attempt, not Zeller. But NBA report does not address that.

  • LinMad

    that was the wrestling move I talked about yesterday lol. I can’t believe how many people didn’t see this.

  • DrewBear2

    Flop.

  • Linfan78

    From the angle I saw I thought it was a foul but I guess it wasn’t if I saw another angle. But the nba thinks it was wasn’t a foul.

  • wait, they don’t? Did you see the second page?

    “Lee (CHA) makes contact with the ball during Wade’s (MIA) upward shooting motion, which makes his subsequent, minor arm contact with Wade incidental. Lee then makes contact with Wade’s arm again at about 00:04.9, however, Wade has already lost possession of the ball.”

  • LinMad

    flop-offs.

  • morningdew

    thanks, I did not scroll down for the second page… you are as good as a professional

  • yep, thanks! i did find that explanation to be helpful. i wonder what all the Heat fans would think if they saw it.

  • morningdew

    Da Silver is doing some cool stuff to the league. I love it!!! Good material for education purpose, for fans and public alike

  • On Zeller and Lee’s supposed foul on Wade in the final seconds of the game, from the NBA official report:

    “Zeller (CHA) comes towards Wade (MIA) from across the restricted area, planting his foot and jumping vertically to defend Wade’s shot. Zeller absorbs contact when it occurs and, while his arms are not completely vertical, multiple angles confirm they do not make contact with Wade. Therefore, Zeller maintains a legal guarding position as he attempts to defend the shot.”

    “Lee (CHA) makes contact with the ball during Wade’s (MIA) upward shooting motion, which makes his subsequent, minor arm contact with Wade incidental. Lee then makes contact with Wade’s arm again at about 00:04.9, however, Wade has already lost possession of the ball.”

    source: http://official.nba.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/04/Hornets-90-Heat-88.pdf

    h/t to real-dsb and morningdew

  • I posted two quotes above so other Lin fans can see, in case they miss it. It’s useful to see the official report about those fouls.

  • JoeTeam

    awesome given NBA said JLin had a foul in another report. Fair I’d say lol. Now as for Heat players, keep whining so you distract yourselves. Keep talking about it.

  • Win

    Hopefully. Slash Brother!

  • JJ Hui

    As long as KW is the PG, he can ice out Lin anytime and look the other side and pass the ball, only Lin is a PG then he can have controll of the ball. You dont want to depend on other people and that might waste another year, if there is a long term contract, Lin’s peak is over.
    So Lin has to be the starting PG to do the job and not risk his youth!l

  • LinMad

    I like the different angles. He did lose the ball already after the first motion.

  • JoeTeam

    cool stuff!

    2 Incorrect Non-Calls INC are for the benefit of MIA, so they should stop whining.

  • wu kong

    he has serious anger management issues… https://youtu.be/AHTgHNzwZ40

  • LinMad

    I like Slash Brothers cause Jeremy Lin has samurai hair. We just need Kemba to grow his hair out long now.

  • stam

    She blamed lin for not passing but the foul made such a huge impact on the game for putting dwade on the bench. I think the second commentator mentioned that and realized what a better play that was than to get an assist.

  • takeme2cruz

    I think he and Cousins are time-bomb waiting to explode.

  • Martin Chong

    Slash what? Lin, Lee, lamp, batum, we have tsunami 4 here!

  • gandychan

    Ughhh! Gutted! Hawes out with an MCL sprain. Out for at least 1 week. Nooooooo!!!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Put Tyler in notice.

  • Michael

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=15420846&s=espn
    At the 16:00 min mark Kemba Walker “I just care about the points”..hmm

  • Michael

    Ooops sorry I reposted this, listen to the part at 16:00 and you’ll hear a snippet about the mindset of KW.

  • freemind

    and the Mrs made such a fool of herself.

  • DrewBear2

    Courtney got all ball. Too bad we can’t get the multi-angle, ultra-slo-mo shots of the flagrant fouls against Jeremy.

  • FrankW

    No foul call if Lin was on the receiving end.

  • real-dsb

    bad news, hope he recovers soon.

  • real-dsb

    I can see why MIA fans upset though. If that were Lin, we’d all be super mad about it too.

  • real-dsb

    olynk too

  • wu kong

    handshakes at the end are the best … haha she is sooo southern. Even I think she is southern so that is saying something!

  • CJSHYY
  • real-dsb

    If Lin were still with Rockets, he’d show up for media session. All class.

  • wu kong

    Whitesides has many of these terrible anger management issue tantrums.

  • heart

    Succinct! McHale, BS did and now Cliff is doing:
    https://twitter.com/wetheridge/status/725754034552987648

  • CJSHYY

    Harden always disappeared when lose the game. Now he even didn’t take the team bus to the game….Why Alex allowed him to behave like this?!

  • freemind

    I was wondering too after I read this news . Looks like something changed and the message out to media includes Lin in the Hornet picture. hmmm http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article74523722.html

  • steven ko

    Kemba, please take note on Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless: Goran Dragic has no right hand. He cannot go right to save his life!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Someone on the podcast said that Dwight Howard is interested in the Hornets. Ha ha.

  • linfan

    I would like to watch that Turner sports video about JLin above, but when I click on it, it just turns black. Anybody know why it does that or what I can do about it?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it does that to me also when im on firefox. but every other browser works

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Harden is Alex’s boss….:(

  • KL

    I am worried about the loss of Hawes. I used to hate on him but when I realised how much he contributed to teamball, on both ends, I have really grown to appreciate him. Hope he comes back soon.

  • CJSHYY
  • Michael

    Someone on the Hornets radio said he had been cancer free for 14 years so please don’t come to the Hornets.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    In other words, Mr. Wade flopped! and Mrs Wade barking up the wrong tree…damn!

  • JoeTeam

    Steph hawes

  • JoeTeam

    Hope he gets mad Friday v not Lin.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Losers look for Excuses….Winners search for own weakness….

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Had that disgusting look like Kobe after fouling JLin

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Inconsistent judging by Ref…Jason Terry did the same to JLin

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Great reply….over to you Spo!

  • ESPN TrueHoop Podcasts had interesting Jeremy Lin discussion regarding the potential to be the perfect Nets
    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=15420846

    [1:02:47] Jeremy Lin as the perfect Net with large Chinese/Taiwanese fanbase in NY plus global fans based on twitter mentions
    – “He might be a perfect Net being a big deal with large NY fanbase and abroad, provide some excitement and fan interest, give you reasonable performance, a guy with some upside that have not been tapped into. He might fit into what they need him to be”

    [1:31] They discussed about Delladova/Cory Joseph/Jeremy Lin as a high-level backup with estimated $10-12M/yr next year with 20% extra cap, -> estimated $10M due to JLin’s currency in NY

    [1:18] They joked about Jeremy #SamuraiBun is also popular in Brooklyn hipsters so it might hint something to the Brooklyn Nets

    NBA after all is an entertainment business so it’s good to know how JLin makes business & basketball sense for different NBA teams

  • Singapore BB Fan

    from the horse’s mouth….bids getting higher..

  • zxcvb

    And none of those guys are particular Lin fans. I think Lin is really setting himself up for a starting gig.

    Even if the Nets don’t fully believe in Lin, he’s still the perfect starting PG for next season. And if Marks/Atkinson gives him a fair chance, Lin will be their elite starting PG for the next 6 years.

  • DrewBear2

    Did Jeremy reject an offer from Brooklyn last summer before he accepted the Hornets’ offer? If so, does anyone recall the details?

  • kauaiblue

    NBA has a bad product… this atlanta and boston game is so boring… so mediocre play… and these are supposed to be the good teams?

  • Whitman Lam

    Harden running what’s left of the Rockets team into the ground like Melo on the NY Knicks.

  • From Business/Basketball/Media perspective, Brooklyn might offer the best chance to tap JLin’s full PG potential as a TrueHoop guy mentioned.

    He needs to be in the right system to make him a star so with adoring NY fans and media, his role will be featured a lot. What I like about MDA and Kenny Atkinson as a coach is, they need JLin to bring them success in a new HC coach as much as JLin needs them to give him the right role of PnR playmaker and surround him with the right players.

    This could be the one and last chance JLin gets to be a starting PG with a supporting system. It will be an interesting summer, especially if JLin continues to shine with the Hornets in the playoff in Round 2 or even the EC Finals.

  • Whitman Lam

    Did they say if Hawes was injured in practice, or last night’s game ?

  • Whitman Lam

    Hansbrough has no jumpshot or defense. I think Cliff might just play longer minutes for Marvin or Batum next to Zeller.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree none of these hosts sound really know Lin that much or passion like Robin. They talked about him more on marketing point of view… not BB skill. Well, it’s good to get any PR chance…

  • kauaiblue

    btw, jlin’s elbow looks better…

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, I did a double-take when I heard that. I’d like to read the whole article that guy wrote. I also don’t know anything about the reporter and have no idea what kind of reputation he has. Regardless what Kemba may have said about shooting percentage, the fact is he has improved.

  • DrewBear2

    “Spencer Hawes underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which revealed a sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee… He suffered the injury during the Hornets win in Game 5 last night in Miami.”

  • DrewBear2

    and Frank.

  • Whitman Lam

    Now we just need to worry about his ankle.

  • Whitman Lam

    Curry had the same injury, and he’s expected to be out for a minimum 2 weeks. Hopefully it’s not serious, Hornets need Hawes, their best passing big man.

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, forgot about Frank.

  • Briiick

    They both drive good players out of their teams to eliminate any possible internal competition.

  • yes, I couldn’t find the article but at the time it was under the old GM and coach and Lin’s team asked for $5M. No detail if it was a backup PG since Jarret Jack and Donald Sloan (?) were still there

    In hindsight, Hornets is better to offer playoff chance so JLin can increase his FA value as we currently are watching.

  • sws94

    Batum doesn’t look like he can play long minutes now. Unless he improves a lot by tomorrow night. Has to be Frank.

  • Briiick

    and Morey created the mess.

  • DrewBear2

    I couldn’t find the article either. My recollection was it locked him up for 2 or 3 years (more $) vs the 2 year with player option for the 2nd year that he accepted from the Hornets. No doubt he made the right choice.

  • I agree 100%. Hopefully JLin will see it the same way 🙂
    He’d always be expendable in Kemba’s team

  • Win

    Not sure if anyone has posted this yet. Game 5 Post game interview by Asian media. 🙂

  • kauaiblue

    isiah thomas, the self proclaimed all star, sukking the pooch again…

  • freemind

    The Nets were interested in Lin last summer, offering him a multi-year
    contract, based on the Mini-MLE, league sources.tell NetsDaily. That
    would have meant a starting salary of $3.4 million

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/4/18/11451310/is-lin-in-play-now-that-atkinson-is-nets-coach

  • freemind

    Lin instantly transition to mandarin without hesitation and he’s actually very good.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, so southern knows southern … is she a good egg? I saw here twitter stream and I think she would have fun here fanning it away. Love her energy for this.

  • CJSHYY

    How come Lin didn’t look happy to me?

  • JoeTeam

    she’s a lin fan, so she ‘aight.

  • sws94

    Probably just tired. He has to do a lot more interviews than most as he does them for the American press and then the Asian press. I think Batum does some for the French press but not as often.

  • John Focker

    IIRC, Deron Williams was still there when the offer was made. Lin playing one or two spots BEHIND his first major Linsanity victim was a VERY BAD idea. Deron Williams signed with Mavs AFTER Lin signed with Hornets.

  • JoeTeam

    needs enunciate so I can hear him, but he’s so cool. Lucky younger gen, so many people in US who speak Mandarin now. Did you know that Mira Sorvino was studied Chinese in college (I think Asian language major). Romy and Michelle’s high school Reunion.

  • freemind

    Jeremy Lin/ Charlotte hornets were top 8 Google search yesterday . Not exactly surprise the marketers are trying to capitalized on Lin.

  • Maknusia

    should be some plugin is not compatible with the video

  • Sophie Paris

    Still no news on when game starts tomorrow

  • Win

    8pm Eastern Standard Time

  • Sophie Paris

    He concentrates lol

  • Win

    I think is 2 AM for u again.

  • Win

    3-11…..

  • DrewBear2

    34-25 at the half?!!! Must be an ugly game.

  • sws94

    It’s ugly. And rather boring.

  • John Focker

    ESPN’s sudden change of tune from animosity and neglect towards Lin, to the current Lin-friendly tune and high-frequency reporting may be indicative of either the league promoting Lin or ESPN benefiting in some way that’s unknown to us, or both.

  • LinMad

    if Hornets make it to round 2…I’m 80% sure they will make it to ECF

  • freemind

    yea their revenue from banner ad and pop up must have increased 10 folds lol

  • Sophie Paris

    Red he could get like 100M/5years deal next year. :O He probably will stay in CHA I also red he hopes the group stays the same for some years.

  • sport

    Isiah Thomas another midget PG and Lin hater who’s overrated.

  • John Focker

    2AM still fresh for a long Friday night… LOL

  • Sophie Paris

    Ok thank you 🙂 On a friday night it’s all right the later the better lol

  • JoeTeam

    LInteresting…

  • JoeTeam

    Staff mtg … I know, let’s do a Lin piece. They’re trending.

  • sws94

    For Batum, right?

  • freemind

    Slow news day so decided to find out who’s been googling Jeremy Lin?

    1) chart shows Jeremy Lin holds up on his own when compared to Hornets mid 2015-2016
    2) by USA regions -Hawaii
    3) by city – His hometown
    4) worldwide – Singapore

  • Jedi

    Technically you are right, although we need to remember what happened when Jeremy was PG and that other guy was SG in Houston. It’s just whoever has the higher pay check gets the ball.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No worries. JLin studies his opponents well before they play. So, he knows for a long long long time:-)

  • LinMad

    nice to know he’s still being followed all over

  • Jedi

    Maybe she tried to hit on Jeremy and Jeremy didn’t pay her any attention. LOL #spreadrumors

  • kauaiblue

    he’s a worldwide superstar!

  • Jedi

    To be honest, even though I have been laughing at him, I hope this isn’t the legacy everyone remembers him by. He said a real dumb thing and he’s too old to back it up…but he’s had a fairly decent career overall.

  • LinMad

    Celtics will be eliminated

  • LW

    [0:59] Jeremy Lin might be the best player in this playoff series.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    will be in 3:03 min with 12 points deficient:-)

  • steven ko

    Wrong bracket

  • steven ko

    What about Kemba? He keeps letting Dragic go left

  • John Focker

    Mel, Hornets will play the winner of Raptors/Pacers series if the defeat Miami again tomorrow.

  • spiderman

    …still this “backup” nonsense

    …$10M would be an Asian discount

  • takeme2cruz

    is now

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I just realized. Haven’t gotten my mind to change it yet:-)

  • takeme2cruz

    We fans have the right to say our opinion the way we feel and believe. IT of Boston is a player has no respect for his colleague deserved elimination like last season. He’s a punk to pick on Lin who has no control of his passion and genuinely love fans who voted for him all-star. Time to go fishing IT.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • takeme2cruz

    psalm, can you please update us how many more hours till game 6? (jk)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes IT is going fishing now:-) I have no like of his kind.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOLOL Less than 23 hours to go if my math is still good enough:-) Good for me. I can finish my today at ease and then go to sleep. Wake up in the morning. Plenty time for me to get household done. Then I might be able to enjoy the game in peace:-)

  • John Focker

    Actually, just under 21 hours.

  • takeme2cruz

    Exactly, he was so too busy to be jealous of Lin and forget to take care of his own business. lol

  • takeme2cruz

    torture, torture.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Opps you are right again:-) My mind is really not in the right place this afternoon. Better take a nap:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If he is as classy and humble as JLin, maybe he will gain more fans. JLin is really classy including on how he responded to Whiteside rages……. No wonder I continue to root for him…… despite of wanting to give up at times for not wanting to witness more “abuses” and “lies” …..

  • takeme2cruz

    Can you please change “…I continue to WE continue……..?” hahaha thank you.

  • jimmyL

    How can he pick on Lin lol He is smaller and way weaker than Lin
    Lin can bully him all day

  • donsmacau

    Kemba Keeps Klimbing 2016 Playoffs

    Field Goals Missed
    1.Kevin Durant ▪ OKC74
    2.Kemba Walker ▪ CHO68
    3.DeMar DeRozan ▪ TOR62
    4.Damian Lillard ▪ POR60
    5.James Harden ▪ HOU59

    Field Goal Attempts
    1. Kevin Durant ▪ OKC 117
    2. Kemba Walker ▪ CHO 107
    3. James Harden ▪ HOU 100
    4. Russell Westbrook ▪ OKC 95
    Isaiah Thomas ▪ BOS 95

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t want to speak out for others. I only speak for myself:-)

  • kauaiblue

    Loser list

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Kemba has more FGA than JH!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s something! Why JLin always has a ballhog/heroball player in the team:-(

    My prayer for JLin is God, please no more ballhog/heroball teammate in his next team:-)

  • donsmacau

    Imagine if Kobe’s Lakers and Carmelo’s Knicks made the playoffs too.

    The list would be a who’s who of JLINs former ballhog teammates
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/NBA_2016.html

  • adele

    No way!

  • adele

    I don’t want to watch another season with Kemba and Clifford. Enough!

  • John Focker

    Dang it, I feel like I could use a nap right now too! 🙂

  • james brown

    my voting up for this post means i am thinking the same way!

  • Michael

    He will only catch small fish, unlike Lin and J.Jeffries Lol.

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  • jimmyL

    He’s a decent player for his size and he was like the last pic
    wasnt expected to go this far
    he made it

  • Steppen03

    It’s fine. No hate… Midget is kind of harsh. I’d never call ppl that no matter unless it’s really bad. BB is still just a game – that we all love and enjoy but it’s not serious life issues.
    IT, junior is a really good baller – nonetheless. Celtics will not be where they are if not for IT, junior.

    NOW, to all the doubters and haters – I just gonna tell them this – Let JL7’s character & game speak for itself. They may try but they will find out the truth: JL7 can handle ’em.

  • james brown

    look at how a writer wrote his piece regarding jlin plays.
    from: “NBA Playoffs: Charlotte Hornets’ Jeremy Lin Dominates The Court!” by TANYA
    “Now, Lin isn’t a point guard that is seen typically because he does not involve his teammates a lot. Instead, he uses their screens and space to make his own way into the paint and once he gets there, he invites confrontation from a much
    larger player and then usually ends up winning.”

    and see here how he had quoted doc Scheppler :
    “However, Scheppler also praised Lin and said that he is really invested in setting up his teammates and getting them in a position where they can score easily. Plus, Scheppler said that he is also happy with Lin’s shot selections as well as defense.”

    compare what a blind writer see and what a professional basketball trainer perspective……sometimes, studying and research (including viewing how the subject of your write ups work )are necessary for one to make a proper conclusion.

    may i add this sort of added quote regarding jlin shooting form and habit:
    “Scheppler said, “Jeremy has had a habit since high school of kicking his feet forward when he shoots instead of letting them flow forward naturally. That’s something I want to correct.”

    He also added that currently Lin does not seem to trust his shot anymore. Hence, it has been a frustrating year for him in terms of that. Plus, Lin is a rhythm shooter and hence, sometimes such shooters if they don’t actually see the ball going in, they lose confidence in themselves and stop doing it.

  • LW

    So Russell Westbrook and Isaiah Thomas are actually efficient because they are on the Field Goal Attempts but not on the top Field Goals Missed list.

  • DrewBear2

    Is there agreement between Jeremy’s personal shooting coach and the Hornets’ shooting coach on the changes in his form?

  • Steppen03

    I’m with you on this. At the start of season I predicted that they can go Top 4 and that means they can hang with anyone in East. Of course, they’ll need Lin & Kemba’s leadership. If JL7 & Hornets can reach ECF – It will be our wildest dream. No doubt, if Rockets can get there last season, I believe JL7 can.

  • james brown

    what do they mean when they say “high level back up”? meaning nets will pay jlin 10-12mil just to be a back up, for whom?

    i guess if i am really interested in acquiring jlin, i may offer him 16/18/20mil for 2 to 3 years with no trade clause and player option 3rd year…to lure him and a contract that states the value of being a starter.

    of course you can see that i am a follower of jlin!!!!LOL!

  • james brown

    previous interview between the two states that doc tries to tweak his shooting form by a faster release and jlin agrees on this because he (jeremy) said it will benefit him in the long run.

    jlin kicking when shooting is new to me too, thats why i added that quote..

    while the no confidence and trusting of jlin on his shooting even it doesn’t fall, was a long time problem doc had seem to see from jlin…and sometimes evident on his recent games too..how to correct it, psychological it seems?

  • sport

    excited for tomorrow’s game, hope Lin gets more minutes and continues to be allowed to play as PG. Also Cliff will stop doing his political games.

  • james brown
  • james brown
  • DrewBear2

    Confidence is definitely mental. I was more wondering if he was receiving conflicting advice on the purely mechanical aspects of the shooting form. The Hornets have hired him and may want him to shoot a certain way. Scheppler, on the other hand, has been hired by Jeremy and may have a different opinion on what’s best for Jeremy. If the coaches he works with every day are asking him to shoot in a way that’s different from his personal shooting coach, it might add to the already difficult task. But maybe the team allows each player to decide on that part of their training.

  • heart

    @Psalm or mods, please remove or block this spamer permanently from our site. This spammer is harassing me and spam my post.

  • John Focker

    Also worth noting that on top of Kemba shooting more than all the other guards on the list, PG or SG, he has far less assists on average.

    Kemba 3.4
    Westbrook 11.2
    Lillard 4.8
    “Selfish” Harden 7.6

    Speaks volumes of the Hornets starting point guard.

  • sws94
  • http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15422283/dwyane-wade-miami-heat-fouled-end-game-5-nba-rules

    I thought espn should have said a LITTLE bit more from the report. It wasn’t JUST that Lee’s contact w/Wade was minor, but that the major contact that came later was AFTER Wade had lost control of the ball. I wonder if ESPN left that fact out purposely, to keep people fuming about the no foul call. Who knows.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ugh, boston out. but they pretty much lost the series when Avery Bradley got injured in the first game. IT and his pal Maywheather are thugs. Brad Stevens is a genius and took this awful team as far as he can. anyone got the link to the JLin Foundation?

    Robin Lundberg talks about Lin on his podcast today. he thinks Lin is the game changer in the series – agreed. http://espn.go.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=15418766&s=la

  • CJSHYY

    I really like Robin. Haha!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good because he talks about how he did the Knicks pregames right before Linsanity

  • Maknusia

    I have removed the spammer, but I dont think its a person…its a robot that randomly post its advertisement on various site and as replies at times. we had been removing this robot continuously for the past 2 months or so but they do always appear on different username, IP, email…

  • CJSHYY

    Robin always w passion when talked about Lin… Too bad, why NYK boss it’s Dolan? smh!

  • heart

    Thanks. I read in Disquus that if you tag them as SPAM, Disquus can catch it right away…

  • Yes, Mak is right.
    This robot keeps using different accounts and IP addresses so Disqus also has problems to prevent them from coming back.

    For now, we block and mark as SPAM until Disqus comes up with ways to prevent them coming back

  • james brown
  • james brown
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah, the way Linsanity ended because of Dolan and Melo leaves such a sour taste in Lin fan’s mouths

  • stam

    Lin destroys IT everytime. I have no idea why IT would say such cry baby things.

  • stam

    Yep. I hope he’s ok!

  • John Focker

    I’d laugh if it wasn’t so sad…Morey deserves to rot in basketball h***.

  • james brown
  • Steppen03

    Game 6: Jeremy Lin 30+ pts & KW 20 pts = Can we FEEL it… Let’s Go!

  • Rick Johnson

    A lot of interest from California. Maybe with Kobe and Scott gone, Russel traded and Walton as coach Lin will to back to the Lakers.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope Walton wouldn’t be drawn into that toxic mess. At lease Lakers don’t have a Prima Dona star like Melo and Harden. Especially watching first hand how poor the team chemistry is.

    https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/725611122649260033

  • Ben Johnson

    “shortly after receiving permission from the team, Luke Walton issued a statement that he has no intention of ruining his career and losing his sanity by taking on job where he would essentially be Harden’s babysitter and fluffer”

  • Time to smile with the latest ShaqTin’ A Fool Time 🙂
    https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/725890154179633153

  • CJSHYY

    Bosh wants to play in game 6 but Heat said no….

    〔體育中心/綜合報導〕熱火與黃蜂第五戰賽前,本季飽受血栓問題困擾的明星前鋒波許(Chris Bosh)向球隊喊話,希望可以上場比賽,但熱火球團依然決定讓他無限期停賽,最終熱火輸球,讓黃蜂率先聽牌,第6戰可能為熱火本季最後一場比賽。

    波許上個月向球隊表示自己身體已經康復,隨時可以上場比賽,第5戰賽前波許在社群網站放上自己練球影片,希望可以回到場上幫助球隊,波許的妻子Adrienne也在推特上轉發並標註「Bring Bosh Back」,但熱火不願冒風險,球團表示:「目前波許仍無限期停賽,我們理解他在場上的競爭力、想上場比賽的企圖心,但這似乎不太安全,所以他只需要扮演場邊引導的角色。」

    最終熱火輸掉第5戰,目前以2:3落後給黃蜂,下一戰將於明日(30日)回到黃蜂主場舉行。

  • james brown
  • Rick Johnson

    Same thing when he was on the Rockets. I think it is the highest vote getter that is on the court. They don’t keep the camera on him if he’s on the bench.

  • Rick Johnson

    Two out of 5 are Rockets players.

  • CJSHYY

    This was not the first time TNT did this… smh!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    was the player cam on Lin when both Lin and Kemba shared the floor? since Lin doesn’t start the game, i can see why they had the cam on Kemba

  • james brown

    nice read although 1 game late report!
    https://jhaposts.com/2016/04/27/jeremy-lin-has-the-x-factor/

  • I remember it was on Lin when he checked in the 1st quarter.
    @real_dsb:disqus commented about it

    I didn’t check again after the 1st quarter. It was too confusing to follow player cam and action cam

  • james brown
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i know what you mean. the tnt cams were hard to watch. i had one browser opened with the player cam, one with the action cam, and another with the forum game thread. and then i also had my iphone streaming the tnt game which had the normal watchable view but it had a 5-10 seconds delay. hard to keep track of what’s going on

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    wow. good for her! and what a game to witness near courtside

  • Rick Johnson

    From what I saw it was mostly on Lin once he was on the court.

  • Rick Johnson

    Also for me there was a several second delay from the player cam and what I was watching on TV. So if Jeremy made a great play I could then look at the player cam and see it again.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Jeremy has been very creative with the bible study he revived with the Hornets. Heard they had 100% team attendance before the playoffs.

    https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/725519196352876544

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    for those who haven’t seen this, it’s the TNT post game show. good recap of game 5. liked how they talked a lot about Lin. not so much that Shaq said Lin is only playing offense..
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/video/inside-nba-hornets-defeat-heat-062901724.html

  • james brown

    this is the reason why heat can’t or don’t know how to guard JLIN!!!
    https://twitter.com/jlinnation/status/725560225659412480

  • LinMad

    lol Lin has been working on his left since Houston right?

  • Rick Johnson

    Interesting, either

    1. If he knows he’s always goes right then why can’t he guard him?

    2. Maybe he can’t guard him because he hasn’t noticed that he goes left too.

    Either way makes him look foolish.

  • james brown

    this is the proof that if you don’t watch the tape and relies on your ego, you will never learn anything!

  • LinMad

    Dragic hasn’t improved for the past 3 years. Lin has.

  • james brown

    good point there!

  • Grace

    hahahaha…. JLin’s brother thought she’s weird.

  • Steppen03

    Anything is possible, at least in Hornets case. They DO have the talents – just need to trust one another and play team ball. Chemistry, team ball >> hero ball. I ALWAYS Felt JL7’s talent is greater than Harden’s. If 2015 Rockets can go the distance so can this Hornets team. JLin has to be fully unleashed.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this guy deserves all the bashing from his own fans. way overpaid and getting destroyed

  • spiderman

    …so his team – “we” – including Whiteside, know but they STILL can’t guard him.

    Sorry excuse for not being able to guard an elite player who is effective in both attacking the basket and setting up his teammates, 2 things Dragic is UNABLE to do.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if this is where JLin got his hair style from? Even has similar earrings.

    https://youtu.be/tLeSUsTprdk

  • Michael

    And you can’t guard him which makes you …..awesome?

  • spiderman

    Optimistic about Lin.
    Not so optimistic about Clifford, who seems to have a way of digging holes

  • Yahoo Ball Don’t Lie predicted Jeremy Lin’s Top 5 pay raiser in July via excellent playoffs.
    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/725874809490444288

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Where can you watch the cam stuff??…Is it online and on who will the cam be during the next game?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    tattoo is next

  • Michael

    Maybe it’s me…no no just kidding mercy….

  • DaBoss

    Don’t tell that to Mama Lin lol

  • Maknusia

    —> Blacklisted!

  • steven ko

    we do know someone who always go left and can only go left sadly after all these years in the league!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    even Lin’s left is better than this guys’ strong side

  • Lam

    Shhhhh…….don’t let Dragic know.

  • Maknusia

    Thats good…keep that thinking…lol 😉

  • james brown

    LOL!!!

  • Lam

    And these people are the same ones who predicted Hornets wont make it to the playoffs.
    Miami have veteran players and coach, its not a done deal yet, the Hornets are going to have the battle of their lives tomorrow,

  • Michael

    The Blacklist!!

  • Michael

    Lin DNP due to spatula injuries.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I hope not….I already don’t like the 2 black earrings.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hair style is quite distinctive. May be come his trademark just as the beard has become Harden’s trademark. Harden’s beard kind of makes him stand out, kind of like a basketball caricature.

  • Rick Johnson

    You can go to this website: http://www.nba.com/tntovertime/

    But it’s only when the game is on TNT. Next game is on ESPN so won’t work for that game.

  • Bulldog

    We knew Micheal Jordan always did 15-foot fade away jump shots too. Pathetic losers of Miami.

  • John Focker

    Well Dragic gets 16M to 19M progressively in the next few years, I don’t see how he’s any better than Lin. So under new salary cap Lin should get at least 15M if based on merit alone.

  • Epie

    These Heat players need to grow up. All the post game responses from them are unprofessional, just like middle school kids.

  • adele

    One of the reasons why I don’t like Lin to go stay in this hornets team

  • Rick Johnson

    Bleacher Report: 3 Reasons the Charlotte Hornets Have the Miami Heat on Verge of Collapse
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2636464-3-reasons-the-charlotte-hornets-have-the-miami-heat-on-verge-of-collapse

    Pretty interesting read on adjustments Charlotte made in games 3 & 4. Talks about the effect of the big size lineup change. Though it seems to me the most effective lineup is Lin / Hawes / Zeller.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hair style is GQ approved:

    GQ: Jeremy Lin’s Mini Man Bun Might Give Him Jordan’s Basketball Powers
    http://www.gq.com/story/jeremy-lin-mj-shrug-hair-powers

    The Charlotte guard hit ’em with the Jordan shrug after banking in a three.

    A few months ago, I talked to Jeremy Lin about his funky hair experiment. The Charlotte guard said that when he has a good game, he is unlikely to wear that hairstyle again because he is not superstitious. “Regardless of how I play, I just like changing it up all the time,” he said. “No real superstition. I just do whatever.”

    But THEN, last week, Lin led the Hornets to their first playoff win in 14 years over the Miami Heat. It was essentially a Linsanity throwback. And again last night, he and Kemba Walker combined for 55 points for their second playoff victory, evening the series at 2-2 over a more experienced Miami squad.

    The common denominator in both wins? Lin had his hair slicked back into the mini man bun, his best hairstyle. In fact, the hair may have even blessed him with Michael Jordan–like basketball powers, as evidenced when the cosmos guided in this wayward three. Afterward, Lin did something incredible: He hit his boss/team owner with his own MJ shrug.

    Does the mini man bun imbue Lin with Samson-esque strength? (And bravery?) Or does it merely make him smooth and more aerodynamic, like a wet otter? Either way, it’s incredible stuff, and I hope he wears his hair like that forever.

  • james brown

    big line up starters still dug holes that the bench always filled up wasting so much energy and efforts. the true reason why they fight to the last was because they let one player play with little freedom.

    first quarter starters gives away so much cushion. bench led by jeremy get it back and make a big space of breather only bein squandered by the starters again late 2nd and early 3rd. facts as happened game 3 and 4 and little in game 5!

    too much credit to a coach who is slow to react and adjust!

    bleacher report always reports a bleacher type of write-ups, NO SENSE and FACTS not correct!!!

  • LFW

    Jeremy shouldn’t get anything less than $15m per, and incrementally upwards the following seasons.
    No more silly Asian Discount please!

  • wu kong

    serious ( ignorant white girl ) question… so I think of the samurai topknot as Japanese… and I thought there was some anger issues between Chinese and Japanese… I know JLin is Taiwanese heritage does that have something to do with this being OK or is my first assumption that Chinese and Japanese have issues wrong? or am I just waaay off base with my understanding of Chinese /Japanese relations?

  • Brewkowski

    this

  • wu kong
  • webattorney

    Some Taiwanese don’t view Japanese with that much antagonism. This is because Taiwan is bullied by China also. Japan’s history does not make it popular in China or Korea, but in Taiwan it’s little different. IMO. Lin being an American and Christian probably does not have any antagonism towards Japanese.

  • webattorney

    Cool.

  • Kwok Wai Lai
  • cdblue10

    That’s going to be an additional angel for Hornets!!!!!Go JLin!!!!!!

  • wu kong

    ahhh… got it… thanks.

  • kittyhead

    a Massage session—>Guess this means Master Lo’s treatment.LOL

  • cshot

    dragic says lin only goes right in new practice interview. such a clueless moron. still cant guard jeremy even if he does go right

  • wu kong

    let him keep on believe that myth and jlin will keep on torching him.

  • Brewkowski

    Japan colonized Taiwan for about 50 years in early 1900s.

    As time goes by, many of the bitter hatred becomes softer thru generations. Like S. Koreans vs N. Koreans, U.S. vs Japan (Pearl Harbor and nukes), the Confederate South vs the Union, Germans vs Jews.

    But fashion crosses almost all barriers. Like Chinese characters tattooed on non-Chinese speakers. Natty dreads and rapper style clothing in the burbs.

  • DrewBear2

    It’s not a question of who is “better”. It’s a question of convincing the people with money that you are worth a certain salary. “Based on merit alone” is a utopian concept.

  • Phillycheese

    Shaq was saying Heat needed to attack Lin defensively. The thing is they can’t.

  • Brewkowski

    Lol, I can’t even watch the game and read postings from this site at the same time.

  • Brewkowski

    The 3 “rookies” are prima donnas.

  • David Kim

    Let him guard only right side LOL

  • Rocky

    Not sure if Jeremy is aware of the similarity on the Samurai Topknot. Believe that he does not put much thought on his hair style, let alone the potential meaning behind. It seems to be a “whatever” to get over for him.

  • noob

    Bible study and massage session? That’s one way to get everyone to show up!

  • Win

    Tragic Goran……

  • Win

    Congrat Batum!

    But, Nic night not have enough sleep last night?

  • Phillycheese

    Get ready to do it all over again. BTW who are the refs tonight?

  • Brewkowski

    And the other reason for me is the way Clifford misuses him – stand in corner defending SG and as 3rd, 4th or 5th option when on the floor. And I really hate Clifford’s hissy fits on the sideline with Lin.

  • Phillycheese

    No wonder they can’t stop Lin, They’re still looking for him in the wrong side.

  • BobbyH

    Monty McCutchen

    Bill Spooner

    Tom Washington

  • Briiick

    That means Lin wasn’t using all of his skills yet.

  • Martin Chong

    Well, not hard to guess. Batum will score BIG tonight. Bye Heats, don’t be sad.

  • Briiick

    Lin did not have to go left, yet.

  • CJSHYY
  • DrewBear2

    Charlotte Observer needs to upgrade their audio set up. That video clip was terrible. It’s not just Whiteside who’s been flustered, Dragic is having problems with both Jeremy and Kemba on both ends of the floor.

    Justin Thomas of ESPN 730 mentioned in a podcast yesterday that Jeremy was the last guy on the practice floor. He was shooting 3s.

  • pistolpete

    It’s too bad Hawes is not playing tonight as he plays well with Lin. Cody is hurt also but I think he’s playing. Will Psycho T see some playing time? I don’t have a good feeling about this one because the Hornets struggle against good teams when both Kemba and Batum play. The reason for this of course is that it limits Lin’s touches and you wind up with bad shots such as jumpers by Zeller, awkward drives by Kaminsky, rushed shots by Kemba and Nick, etc. Basically a lot of wasted possessions. They are playing at home however so they have a chance to pull it off and they will if Lin gets enough playing time and touches. Playing him 35 minutes standing in the corner will not get it done.

  • CJSHYY

    I doubt Cliff will put Psycho on bc he doesn’t seem to trust him. I think Lin will play big min as this is very important game tonight.

  • Win

    If Matthew Dellavedova getting 10 mils, Lin has to be at least 15 mil per year.

  • pistolpete

    He can play big minutes but if he stands in the corner while Kemba and Batum pass to each other the Hornets lose.

  • orLinaryjoe

    He will play with a natural boost of adrenaline and pain masking endorphins!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, one generation removed along with his beliefs.

  • heart

    Tonight’s refs: Miami @ Charlotte, Monty McCutchen, Bill Spooner, Tom Washington, Alternate Eric Lewis.
    1) #22 Bill Spooner, was in two clips of the viral video– He officiated in the game where Melo uppercut Lin’s neck, and LeMarcus Aldridge arm snapped Lin’s head backwards on a layup (Rockets playoff). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tSwCHZybSk

    2) #13 Monty McCutchen– He officiated in the game where Isaiah Thomas pushed Lin off in front of ref, but no offensive foul was called. https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video/CXAJjtKUMAAkpVe.mp4. This article: http://thebiglead.com/2015/05/03/did-monty-mccutchen-purposely-start-the-clock-early-during-the-final-play-of-spurs-vs-clippers/

    3) Alternate, #42 Eric Lewis– He officiated in Celtics game where Khris Middleton hit Lin’s face, but only common foul was called. https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/714172976971689984

  • orLinaryjoe

    I thought they started the Cam on Kemba first half, then switched to cam on Lin. I was watching the action cam tho.

  • new Game 6 thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/playoff-round-1-game-6-mia-cha-game-thread/

    After the Hornets managed to shock the Heat by snatching an improbable Game 5 win on their home turf to lead 3-2 in the series, would the Hornets be able to close the series with a Game 6 win at home?
    1. Closing a playoff series is very difficult because the cornered team will throw their best shot to and Dwayne Wade will use his championship experience and rally his teammates to try to steal the game so they can go back to Miami for Game 7
    2. The Hornets seemed quite focused on their defensive effort that managed to keep the Heat under 90 pts for 3 straight wins.
    3. This is a good start but will the starters dig another hole that makes it hard for JLin and the bench to retake the lead? It has become an alarming trend.
    4.The current starter lineup (Kemba/Lee/Marvin/Al/Frank) is the 3rd WORST in +/- with -7.7 in 3 games. On the flip side, the Kemba/Lin/Lee/Zeller/Kaminsky lineup has the highest +/- with +11 in only 1 game. That should be something that Coach Clifford should consider to win Game 6

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/726082912341237760

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray that JLin continues to be super-aggressive to attack the Heat inside and drain his midrange jumpers and 3s and helps the Hornets to play teamball to close the series 3-2
    http://i1.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_And1.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • grover chang

    Agreed on the minutes vs usage. Big minutes standing in the corner are a waste. Gone are the days that Lins defense was enough. He is needed on the offense plan too against playoff teams.

  • Thanks, @disqus_XDhtc6HOJp:disqus
    Maybe you can repost in the new thread?
    Hopefully these refs will get direct order to shape up regarding their call with JLin

    Let’s see if that’s true

  • Michael

    My grandparents and the elder folk of my family basically grew up in a Japanese system in Taiwan, seems like they always want to watch sumo wrestling when there is an NBA game on, lol. Now as they got older they have a hard time understanding mandarin, but not Japanese. So it’s different for different groups. The families of my friends who suffered during the war in mainland China, some do have issues with Japan though.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes

  • CaliUSMC

    I’m from Atlanta and trust me I been watching Terry since his days in Atlanta. But I still think he’s a clown.

  • John Focker

    Turned out heart’s on the dot, refs DID take Lin out of the game.

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  • noob

    Kemba is horrible today. At what point are they going to put Lin in?