Jeremy Lin 1st Half Offense and Closing Defense Helped the Hornets to Beat the Nets

Jeremy Lin had a quick offensive outburst in the 1st half (10pts/1ast/2reb in 11 min with 3-4 shooting with highest +15) after Kemba got some rest and he had a chance to handle the ball and set up the offense. But he lost his shooting touch and didn’t handle the ball very much in the 2nd half and had few drives blocked by Lopez and rimmed out. He compensated by providing great defense (steal, defensive pressure to cause TOs, rebound) to help the Hornets pull the win 104-96

  • Lin finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 30 min with +10 (2nd highest in team after Batum +13)
  • Kemba played great individually (28pts/3asts in 39 min) but as it frequently happened, he did not involve his teammates much (no passing and launching shots in many offensive possessions). This can work against non-playoff teams like the Nets but it killed the offensive flow by not involving his teammates in passing and shooting.
  • Hopefully it will change so the Hornets to reach the playoff with team-ball and not hero-ball with limited success.

MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 56 vs CLE
  • Barry Allen

    1st ;p Go Lin!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    Yes… first mod and lady 🙂

  • Briiick

    3rd

  • your son’s voltaire

    Second!! the curves on number 2 is WAAAY sexier than boring ol number 1

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL Very strange of getting here this day. Lots of posts didn’t show up unless I refreshed it. My own post will disappear when I click on new comments. Very very annoying.

  • blubell

    I saw psalm’s tweet but it was loading very slow for me. so oh well 🙂

  • blubell

    But you’re not 2nd… lol.

  • leeda harun

    cant wait to read a game report by adele, wukong and travis

  • your son’s voltaire

    woot. look at the size of number 3’s you know what’s!!

  • Barry Allen

    If any team has the foresight to let Lin run their team as the main PG, they will go far.

  • Ben Johnson

    Look, JLin’s season stats are F-ed regardless…his 3pt is too low at this point for him to bring it back to 35-36% for the season…scrutinizing every performance for the remaining 27 games is meaningless, we just need to hope and pray that JLin will find his shot come the playoffs, stays healthy, and that he will somehow dominate and be one of the reasons why the Hornets force a game 7 or move to the 2nd round…having one of Batum, Kemba, or Lee go down wouldn’t be bad either (not like i’m secretly hoping for that though ;D)

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin comes through in big moments. i’m not worried

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    Lin will keep on improving and contribute.

  • Acbc

    Next year with MDA, Lin will have ball in hand and will find his rhythm much easier. It’s always easier when a coach believes in you and allows you to play through hills and valleys.

  • Ben Johnson

    that’s right, and it will be much easier to convince the GM to bring in JLin if JLin is dominating in the playoffs…doesn’t hurt that Ish Smith has been sucking too

  • Ben Johnson

    It is scary and disheartening to realize that JLin is a good 3pt shot away from being one of the top 10 guards (not just point guards) and 25 overall players in the league…fix that jumper man!

  • Yascar

    He was improving his 3 pt steadily for 3 seasons in a row. He just has to keep at it.

  • Alain Gervais

    What do you guys think of Lin to OKC. Sg spot is open. If Lin gets a selfless team i wouldn’t mind him at SG

  • zxcvb

    Nope. Lin just needs a fair chance. His 3pt shot is well over 40% when he plays starting PG.

    Even as starting SG this year, he’s 42%.

  • Alain Gervais

    No his off pass shot is just not good right now. Stats don’t lie

  • zxcvb

    Russ and KD dominate the ball. Brooklyn may be best regardless of who’s coaching.

    They have no decent PGs and no draft picks or trade assets. They’d be forced to play Lin at PG for at least 25mpg.

  • GameWatcher

    The SG experiment is a failure in my opinion …

  • zxcvb

    42% 3pt shooting as starter. Stats don’t lie.

  • Alain Gervais

    Brooklyn is a mess. Not another Lakers.

  • Acbc

    That’s what I think as well. He’s not getting enough plays made for him as backup. As starter his role is clearer and he has time to get into rhythm.

  • Alain Gervais

    His shot is the only thing left to fix. If thats comes he is unstoppable.

  • Linzen

    Looking at the half time warm up, I believe that Lin’s jumper is a mental issue. His form was good, and he was sinking a LOT of his shots… most of them 3-pointers. Hope he can stop thinking and just play more.

  • zxcvb

    Yup. Almost every NBA player (especially “stars”) is the same way.

  • Alain Gervais

    Sample size

  • zxcvb

    Same thing happened in NYK. And Houston. As a starter he’s a great shooter.

  • Alain Gervais

    Sample size. He has to work on his shot.

  • GameWatcher

    Lakers still have the option of tanking. BKLYN does not have any picks left.

  • zxcvb

    Give it up, man. You can’t keep ignoring the evidence every single year.

    Even with erratic touches and ice-outs, his 3pt% improved every year. This season isn’t over either.

  • zxcvb

    Who cares? Lin thrives anywhere there’s an opportunity. He thrived on the Dolan Knicks!

    At least they have a Spurs guy as GM now.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he seems to shoot pretty well when he’s starting at the PG this year

  • Linzen

    He doesn’t even need to be the starting PG (of course that would be nice). All he needs is the ball in his hands like the first half. He can make plays and shoot the ball real well.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. He’s improved enough where regular touches at SG are fine too.

  • james brown

    playoff for JLIN this season will be tremendous and exciting..cliff will change his mind and will play players that can contribute, defensively and offensively, and JLIN potentials defines him for this event!

  • Alain Gervais

    again sample size

  • zxcvb

    It’ll be like Houston. Kemba will play Hero Ball, Lin will do all the dirty work and CHA will lose a winnable series.

    Kemba’s streetball doesn’t work against good teams. That’s why he never beat Lebron in 20 tries. Lin’s teamball does it his first game as a Hornet.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin played 30 minutes so just stay on that course.

  • Alain Gervais

    Sample size not big enough

  • your son’s voltaire

    well, he’s just fixed his shot so he’ll return to better shooting % then ever before

  • John Focker

    Shooting becomes EASIER when one gets to be primary ballhandler, and gets to decide when, where and how to shoot it. Standing in a corner waiting is not the ideal way, unless you’re Novak. 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea i believe that too. It may take till next yea. Hopefully not. Form still looks a bit forced

  • zxcvb

    It is big enough, but if you’re dead-set against reason, then you can’t say for sure either.

    Either I’m right, or you can’t say anything for sure because the sample size is too small.

  • leeda harun

    we have to wait to find out if this GM is smart or just like other Gm.going after max contract player

  • james brown

    not so my friend..kemba i think will be forced to play teamball and batum will compliment Lin and the addition of Lee as a defense man rather than offense will be focal point of their win…Lamb will be somehow put low on the pecking order.

    and the rest of the team will be highly motivated for a TEAMWIN!

    as they say, dream is FREE, but seeing Jlins being apersistent team player, come playoff time, everybody will buy it..

  • Alain Gervais

    Whatever. Like his shooting coach said he doesn’t believe in the form. Its still a bit weird for him

  • John Focker

    …as a Hornet starting PG, not go-stand-in-the-corner whipping boy.

  • zxcvb

    Yep. I’m sure they will go after a “star” but not many PGs to be had. Conley is by far the best PG free agent this summer. And he’ll stay in Memphis…or go to a better contender.

  • zxcvb

    Batum can be “forced” to play teamball. I’ve seen him do it off and on. But Kemba? Never in his career has he done it…it ain’t in him. He’s a chucker streetballer.

  • zxcvb

    NBA teams don’t operate on reason. They operate on pride.

    Kemba is their chosen lottery pick and big contract player…they win or lose with him. Doesn’t matter if Lin gives you a better team, Lin outshining Kemba as a starting PG would make Cho, MJ and Cliff look bad. Not to mention Lin can and will leave CHA at season’s end.

  • adele

    Have lots of pics. My battery is low and have to figure out how to post these pics

  • Acbc

    Lol, just like the photo of the practice this morning. Cliff was pointing to the corner for Lin IMO.

  • kauaiblue

    adele, rosebud? have we gotten their reports?

  • zxcvb

    He’s too classy for this, but I wish Lin would pull an Asik and fake/exaggerate an injury. If they want Kemba to statpad and take the ball out of Lin’s hands, let him play 45mpg while Lin rests.

    No more free lunches where Lin does the dirty work after Kemba statpads. Let them lose, see where Kemba Ball gets them. Actually, we already know. Hornets have been one of the worst teams in sports over the past 5-6 years.

  • kauaiblue

    I would love to see JLin do this… this is the real world… he can play hardball… he has a powerful world backing him up… it wouldn’t be faking… it’s just an injury he needs to nurse…

  • Maknusia

    dont test our patience! lol…..take your time…looking forward and the game recap

  • Maknusia

    lol…Jlin will never do that

  • kauaiblue

    i know… shucks…

  • leeda harun

    He is playing for the audience of one.

  • Lefon Jang

    The whole issue is about the arc of his shots. When they’re high it’s harder to block so he has more time to release. But when the arc is low he risks getting his shots block so he has to rush to get it off. It’s easy to shoot when there’s no one on your face. As Bruce Lee put it “Boards don’t hit back”.

  • Acbc

    Ish IMO is being groomed to backup Lin.

  • blueCypher

    I’m just glad of the possibility of Lin in the playoffs again

  • Brent Yen

    Probably wont be that quick

  • sport

    Lin is now a complete 2 way player. If MDA can give him the reigns, he’d be even more unstoppable then during Linsanity. This time the winning streak will be even crazier!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • james brown

    he’s too hungry for a playoff win and this time they can sustain it because JLIn has experience

  • leeda harun

    Love it.Children are the future. They need a good role model 🙂

  • sport

    Not really a quick release will be much harder to block if you’re shooting lights out like Curry. A quick release will require less space to get a shot up and is more deadly. Right now that’s what Lin needs to do if he wants to compete at Steph’s level.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • kauaiblue

    Agreed. I wouldn’t want my kids follow any of these athletes, especially nba players, except for JLin…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • sport

    didn’t happen in Houston not happening in Charlotte, Hornets will get blown out with Kemba iso.

  • james brown

    huge nets fan but loves JLIN autograph???Adopt JLIN now NETS!!!!

  • sport

    Steph Curry is good role model too.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Arsenium12 .

    O/T Varejao to the Warriors …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/701594131924185088

  • kassiek

    Whenever there’re set plays for Lin as a SG/PG, he scores at will. I still remember how easy he scored in the pre-season games. He is not even considered as the top 3 options of the team on offense and I’m sure that affects his shooting % a lot. I am VERY impressed that he is still fighting and showing his faith through so many different ways. Even sometimes he had the low scoring games, he makes play on both ends of floor that’s fun to watch.

    I’m SOOOO proud of him. This year with Hornets definitely is not a waste of time, he did show he is an elite defender to those people who still saying he cannot defend. We all know what he has been through that’s why I won’t criticize abt his shooting performance. I KNOW he will fix it. GO Lin! 🙂

  • John Focker

    I think pride takes a small percentage in the CHA situation, more like Excel Sports got them by the balls. They got Kemba the 4-yr/48M contract by leveraging on Al’s great season, and got Lamb the 3-yr/21M leveraging on Kemba/Al, and so on.

    But you’re right, it’s become increasingly obvious that contract figures have no direct correlation with performance. Just look at Dragic and Batum (whom CHA will likely offer max) and how much Spurs and GSW players are getting paid.

  • Lefon Jang

    But he’s not shooting lights out. He’s rushing his shots or he doesn’t shoot. He has to figure it out quick. It’s hard to go inside and take a beating nights in and nights out.

  • Joe what do you know

    Wow… The only player left from the previous LBJ Cavs squad finally jumped ship…

  • C Chan

    Hi all, here’s some pics that I would like to share. JLin looks happy during shoot around & chats a little bit with Wayne Ellington. He got a lot of cheers when he first entered the game. He played great both ends during the first half but he didn’t play pg at all during 2nd half & so bad couldn’t buy a bucket, but he played terrific defense throughout the game. It’s not an exciting game but anyway a win is a win. Great to see him on the court.

  • Acbc

    So cute, hope he got Lin’s autograph.

  • Acbc

    Your not crazy, lol

  • blubell

    Thank you for sharing. I hope you had fun!

  • Dorothy

    Thank you. Nice pictures.

  • C Chan

    You’re welcome.

  • heart

    I want to see Nets or any other NBA teams double team on KW to see how he responds. I hardly see that, only w/ Lin. Lin is targeted by most teams and he’s a reserve? Yet his impact is felt more than the starter pg? Lin’s energy is spent on defense for KW’s offense on this Hornets team…

  • Hope

    Jlin D has been stellar. The ankle must be 100%.

  • MEL LIN

    I can see rose and her kids lower right side

  • Hope

    Lin will kill the cavs again.

  • MEL LIN

    not this time he will be watching….maybe he should sit

  • John Focker

    Every player has his use, even players like Beverley and Dellavedova… *wink*

  • webattorney

    Lin as a SG is a waste of his talent. His entire strength as BB player is based on his handling the ball and getting in the rhythm and deciding to set up others or score and go to FT. Without this control, he’s just a backup SG player.

  • Maknusia

    totally

  • rosebud68

    Great to meet you! There were a lot of loyal Lin fans in the house 🙂

  • C Chan

    Great to meet you too!

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .

    Thanks for the pictures. Ellington looks happy to be talking to Lin.

  • sport

    Not surprised, players will try to ride along obvious Championship teams for their chance at a ring! The days of Lebron’s team being Champs are long gone; his aging body doesn’t help either.

  • travis

    one thing i noticed tonight was coach cliff having strong reactions whenever lin made mistakes, but cant really complain he left him in there tonight

  • Briiick

    Cliff is similar to McHale in playing Lin, but is also better.

  • travis

    he was stomping his feet when lin committed the bad foul on lopez

  • sport

    Without starting and with Kemba chucking every shot I doubt it. Lin will probably beast on defense and that’s it. I just hope if Lin takes 10 shots that he’ll at least go 9/10. Seriously Lin really needs to shoot more, in this game even when he gets the steal or rebound he just passes the ball to Kemba. Like he doesn’t even bother taking a fast break for his shot which he would usually do in the past.

  • travis

    i also believe coach cliff anticipates giving lamb low minutes, therefore he lets him do whatever he wants when hes in the game

  • BobbyH

    Probably he got an order from Cliff to do so.

  • heart

    Did you take Cliff’s pic at that moment?

  • travis

    ooo yea sorry i couldnt take pics because my phones battery was out by the 2nd quarter… my badd

  • heart

    Oh sorry, but could you give us more feed back on what you saw if you can or remember. We can only see what is shown on TV.

  • heart

    KW and NB, each made 4 TOs and no reaction from Cliff?

  • travis

    one moment was interesting to me when cliff called lin over during the nets freethrows to tell/correct him on something and lin kinda ignored him and turned his back and walked away lol

  • Great smiles & great pics!
    Thank you for capturing the good moment.

    Glad you can watch a team win & pretty good scoring by Lin in the 1st half

  • travis

    nothing really noticable

  • travis

    kemba was getting his shots up for sure

  • heart

    Thanks. Wow, are we looking at a McHale’s clone in Cliff?

  • travis

    nobody saw me on tv tho on the nets feed? lol i coulda sworn i got on, i was wearing a yao ming jersey

  • heart

    We were focused on watching the players and on court action, but we’ll re-watch to see if we see you.

  • travis

    they actually are pretty similar, but i cant recall mchale ever praising lin the way clifford has at times , but time will tell i guess

  • travis

    bc when i was waiting on line to get in the guy came out and waved at all of us while filming us so i think i mightve gotten on during the break right before tipoff

  • travis

    courtney lee, man he didnt even touch the ball i feel like lol

  • heart

    Glad you went and saw Lin live in action. Sorry, probably everyone was paying attention to the game and posting at the same time like me….

  • heart

    Yep, felt bad for him too. On this game, I think Lee was being used like PJ.

  • heart

    Thank you for the pics.

  • blubell

    Highlights from JUN

  • Beautiful fastbreak GIF by JLin & crisp passing by the Hornets
    We need more of this team-ball

    http://i.imgur.com/9CrGOtk.gif

  • heart

    Thanks Travis for all your replies.

  • LAJane

    Jeremy’s defense is just awesome! He’s quick around the screens, fearless taking the charges, psychic about where the ball is going and getting the rebound, the back-tap, the steal. I’m starting to find it almost as thrilling as his offense. Does. Not. Give. Up.

  • LAJane

    Really sorry to hear this. BUT…at least he’s not like McHale and Scott and take it public with bad-mouthing. That’s a big plus.

  • webattorney

    Kemba does have strengths obviously: his handle is elite and he’s like Messi the flea who can weave here and there but obviously lacks court vision and doesn’t pass. If his shooting was good (it’s improved for sure), he would be a very good SG even with his height. His weakness is his D and not making his teammates better. Kemba is just doing free dancing on BB court.

  • webattorney

    Essentially, this is Lin’s strength and also his weakness.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Ellington and Lin will be teammates again next year on the Nets

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba will want to do it by himself this time. I doubt Lin will have chance to do it like last time.

  • Acbc

    Lol, I always think of Belladonna whenever I hear his name. Interesting that it’s poisonous plant.

  • There is interesting CLUTCH stats that Kemba led the PTS scored in last 2 min with scores within 4 pts (not blowout) among LeBron, Durant, Curry and Reggie Jackson.

    Immediately, it means Kemba has a great scoring ability but the 1st question that comes to mind is whether they produce wins?
    https://twitter.com/rvarner/status/701575930570002432

    Based on NBA Clutch Stats, here is the +/- and W/L record (min 10 games)
    And I also included JLin + Batum for a nice comparison
    http://stats.nba.com/league/player/#!/clutch/?Season=2015-16&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&ClutchTime=Last%202%20Minutes&PointDiff=4&sort=PTS&dir=1&CF=GP*GE*10

    Sorted by +/-
    Curry 3.4
    LeBron 2.4
    JLin 1.2
    RJax 1.0
    Kemba 0.8
    Batum 0.6

    Durant 0.4

    Sorted by W-L
    Curry 13-1
    LeBron 12-8
    Durant 14-9
    RJax 12-9
    JLin 10-8
    Kemba 12-12
    Batum 9-11

    Sorted by PPG
    Curry 3.6
    LeBron 3.2
    Kemba 3.1
    RJax 2.9
    Durant 2.8
    Lin 1.1
    Batum 0.4

    Conclusion: Although Kemba is one talented scorer during clutch time, his W-L (0.500) and +/- (0.8) is not as good
    The Hornets is overly reliant of Kemba during crunch time.
    JLin had slightly better W-L record (10-8) with better +/- (1.2) and Batum is worse in W-L (9-11) and +/- (0.6)

    Even in FGA (shot attempts) per game, Kemba is ranked 1st (1.8) followed by Batum (1.1) and Lin (0.6)

    It confirms that while JLin is slightly more clutch, Kemba and Batum got most opportunities to shoot due to the FO plan to feature them. I think if JLin directs the offense, he can help Kemba and Batum to increase their clutch stats since he will pass to them if they’re open (Batum and Lin have 0.2 ast/gm while Kemba has 0.1/gm).

    Together they can improve the Hornets W-L record. But unfortunately, Kemba is the incumbent PG with long-term contract so he’ll continue to get most chance to create although they might not win as much. That’s the present politics.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kemba hasn’t beat the Cav’s his whole career. JLin does it the first time he starts at PG.

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  • Maknusia

    next time go with powerbank! 😉 Thanks for sharing travis

  • Lefon Jang

    That shows that he’s looking to shoot in the last two minutes. A lot of good players would draw double team and pass the ball for a better shot. But not Kemba, he shoots first.

  • Lefon Jang

    Nice pass from Batum. As much as he turns the ball over he doesn’t hesitate to pass the ball.

  • cdblue10

    I’m late but nice win and great defense by Jeremy

  • CJSHYY

    I know that’s why I think Kemba will try again on Wed.

  • CJSHYY
  • heart

    I think so too. KW wants to be the hero for the last shot. KW even broke up the set up for Daniels to take the last shot in the Kings game that had gone to 2 overtimes. Lin passed to Daniels on that winning shot!

  • your son’s voltaire

    it also means that he shoots too much during crunch time. wonder what his percentage is for those shots..

  • pandaboy99

    Nets fans are definitely open to starting Lin PG. they have no other hopes

  • music to my ears 🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    Numbers don’t lie !

  • Lefon Jang

    When is the last time you see Kemba gets double-teamed? Almost never. They just let him shoot.

  • cdblue10

    Lin Lopez PnR would be a beauty to watch next year,both are on their prime

  • your son’s voltaire

    good defensive strategy.. addition by subtraction 🙂

  • If you check the NBA Stats link, the FG% is the same with Lin at 45.5%
    Batum is at a terrible 9.1%

  • yes, his higher FGA/ast ratio than Lin or Batum proves he has a scorer mentality.
    It’s probably best that he doesn’t pass because he gets high TO rate

    The coaches just need more balance so it won’t be so predictable

  • your son’s voltaire

    numbers sometimes lie (what i would like to believe anyways) 😛

  • Lefon Jang

    True that. Self-check !

  • your son’s voltaire

    i can picture Lin playing well on just about any team except ones with serious ball chuckers

  • Lefon Jang

    The difference between Kemba and Lin is that Kemba has the green light to shoot, Lin doesn’t. So it’s hard for Lin to get into a rhythm when he has to pick his shots.

  • Lefon Jang

    lol depends how you want to see it

  • blubell
  • I would speculate Clifford just read the title of this article =)

  • Lefon Jang

    My gosh his defense is like ‘kamikaze’. At times it seems like he is guarding all five guys, running back and forth across the floor.

  • your son’s voltaire

    nice, he thinks just like you!

  • Dr. Lin split 4 Nets defenders for the lefty layup. GIF time
    Successful surgery!
    http://i.imgur.com/pbK1fRU.gif

  • Acbc

    Nice work, appreciate the detail numbers do support our eye test.

  • I get an uneasy feeling Clifford will ask Lin to help replace MKG’s presence to stop LeBron next game.
    It makes me feel queasy (not as queasy as LeBron’s) lol

  • james brown

    look how jlin gto the attention of 4 nets players.

  • your son’s voltaire

    so will Lin if it means LeBron will cover him

  • BKN announcers heaped praise on him on this play

  • james brown

    seems so easy but hard to replicate…

  • heart

    Yep. I said that earlier. Want to see how KW responds when and if he gets double-teamed in the future… We haven’t seen that at all, but we saw Lin got double-teamed, trapped so many times… Teams make defense adjustments on Lin and leave KW alone…

  • Maknusia

    nice switching of hands there, really got all the players confused on whats he gonna do with the ball…thats a smart smart play

  • Yascar

    The interview itself is interesting. Clifford really doesn’t like TOs and said they can’t be a team that makes too many TOs in a game because they are not as good as other top teams. I had to check whether he was referring to Jeremy but I don’t think Jeremy had a TO this game. Cliff also said he loves the spirit of this team and that their greatest asset is being able to make intelligent plays. When someone asked if Batum should be more involved in offense, he said “I don’t know how he can be more involved, he has the ball almost every possession.” Lol

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  • Phillycheese

    We all know that Batum in the pg in the offense. Kemba is the shooting guard.

  • adele

    Sorry for the delay guys. A week ago, I just switched to Iphone6 plus from a samsung note. I don’t like the mechanism of this iphone but anyway, the bottom line is i can’t still upload the photos. I went to bed late last night frustrated on my new iphone. I have to do it the hard way. In our desk top. The pictures are not that good because I don’t know how to operate on this new phone. I should have brought with me a real camera but I was told that the iphone 6 has a better camera and I thought that i can easily upload stuff through my cell phone and I was wrong. I will do it by installment. Please be patient on my shortcomings.

  • adele

    Yesterday, I was a bit late for the signing after their warm up before the game starts. It was only Kemba and Kaminsky who were signing autographs and I don’t want them to sign on my Lin shirt. At the front, I have to discard my poster. That’s another frustration. These are the pics during the warm up.

  • adele

    Probably you can see from here that Rosebud is in the opposite side with her two kids. Too bad that we were not able to meet because the guards are so strict whenever you go around the area. Specially on the courtside. Rosebud sits on the VIP.

  • adele

    As you can see, I was a bit concerned about the ice pack on his back before the game started. I was right behind them When I took this pic. I was so busy and thrilled at the same time I don’t even know what I’m doing and also frustrated with my iphone at the same time

  • yellowshadow

    nets players are all huddling up on lin like “PLZ JOIN OUR TEAM”

  • yellowshadow

    i like it when hornets run lin, batum, lamb, kaminsky, and zeller :v

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the pics! No worries for not getting this done. Any particular things that happened on and off the court that you can share?

  • yellowshadow

    i hope someone can write an article on jlin’s elite defense this season.

    in fact, he was always a great defender stuck on series of teams who play bad defense. gsw first had him because he was a defense specialist!!!!

    its time we dispel this false narrative!!!

  • adele

    I will post a more detailed comment later. I’m catching up for work. I’m here and there and everywhere. lol:)

  • adele

    I still have more pics to upload also.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Yascar
  • John Focker

    This is beyond good! If I wasn’t already married with two kids I’d ask Felicia to marry me. LOL

  • rosebud68

    Sorry I didn’t get to say hi Adele. Hopefully see you next time. Will you be at the Knicks hornets game in April ?

  • Maknusia

    yup…we are greedy…we want more!…Thanks for taking your time to share with us….keep it coming

  • Maknusia

    thats huge…coming from a Nets writter!

  • Dorothy

    Totally understand your frustration. I switched from an android to iPhone 6s plus last Oct and still struggling with it 🙂 but it does give me much much better pictures which I love. Thanks for the pictures.

  • Nice analysis by Greg from Sportige on Lin & Lee impact, urgency of Lin to find his shooting stroke soon before Lee gets comfortable plus what to expect from Cavs game

    Jeremy Lin Better Than Courtney Lee For the Red Hot Charlotte Hornets
    http://sportige.com/charlotte-hornets-jeremy-lin-kemba-walker-courtney-lee-al-jefferson-new-old-92270/

    Courtney Lee made his debut. Some early rumors before the game suggested Clifford might ease him into things and let Jeremy Lin start next to Walker, but Clifford wants Lee in the lineup, regardless of how unfamiliar and uncomfortable he is with the new team. It showed. Lee played bad (5 points in 21 minutes) and the Hornets played bad (-8) during his minutes on the floor. When Lin played? The Hornets were winning by 10 points (second best after Nicolas Batum). Batum finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.

    Lin? Better than the previous game, scoring 11 points in 31 minutes, as Clifford had no choice but to put Lee on the floor for less minutes than planned. Lin did especially well in the second quarter, once again helping the Hornets build a lead the Nets had no chance of coming back from. Lin played the entire fourth quarter as well (came in late in the third for Lee and once again things got better) but while doing well in everything from defense to moving the ball (when he got to get involved) and pushing the tempo, his shooting just wasn’t there.

    And Lin, as we’ve mentioned the word audition two or three times in the last week, has to start making shots. He’s 4-of-18 from the field in the last two games, and while the Hornets are able to live with it as long as he gets to the line and plays his fantastic defense, it’s going to cost him minutes once Lee becomes more comfortable in this offense. Clifford knows Lin is important, but prefers other players for whatever reason. Lin has to force him into keeping his minutes higher than 25 per game, but that won’t happen when he’s shooting below 40% from the field.

    With an eye to the distant future, the Hornets have a long rest before playing the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite what happened in the previous game, don’t get your hopes up. It’s going to be the Walker and Batum show when they play in Cleveland. Lin? So what if the Cavaliers have a problem with him and with someone who can slice through their defense. The Hornets live and die by the shooting form of Walker, and no specific game planning and scouting is going to change it. If it’s working, don’t expect them to change it.

  • DX

    Don’t know what’s going on with Lin’s shooting. Wasn’t falling even during last game’s practice. I like to watch Lin attack the rim, but that spend more energy and higher risk for injury. Must have the middle range jumper and 3s, then make attacking variety and easier.

  • yellowshadow

    his 3pt has actually dipped since ASG. i thought his 3pt was coming around again right up to the indiana pacers game where he shot 2 for 2.

    still, a small sample size and we can only hope for the best.

  • yellowshadow

    truth hurts. byron scott was the finishing blow to the franchise after whiffing on steve nash and dwight howard. there are other things like over-catering to kobe bryant, who was clearly not who he was before injury.

    if kobe accepted a veteran role like vince carter did and lakers had a competent coach ie. MDA still around, jlin would have led that team to 8th seed easy even with that terrible roster.

    instead, they let kobe chuck one of the worst field goal percentage in the league while playing most minutes, most touches, and most shot attempts and hired a coach who doesnt even know how to stop time at crucial junction of games through timeouts and intentional fouling.

    nostalgia and bias clouded their judgment and now they are the laughing stock of the league.

  • yellowshadow

    can jeremy snag the sixth man of the year award? he shouldve won one 2nd season with rockets but ended up playing too much games as starter.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/jeremy-lin-news-hornets-guard-frontrunner-nbas-sixth-man-year-2315156

    if cliff wont put him in the starting line up, i would much rather he get some recognition with this.

  • adele

    It’s ok Rose. I was actually trying to get to Lin during the half time but the ushers and guards are quite strict. I should have known better🤔. I will have a good strategy next time. This is my first time to really get close to Lin. I was a bit overwhelmed. I saw you from the opposite side. We are actually in the corner at the back of hornets bench for easy access when they go inside before and after the games. I saw you left before the final time ended. He was interviewed and would have wanted to get to him after but my husband wanted to leave already. I was a bit frustrated 😟 it’s ok. Next time perhaps. God willing. I’m not sure about April because we are going to Florida for vacation. We are looking at a home game in Charlotte.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Fung brothers and Jeremy …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/701821122140987392

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy and Linette Kim, the wife of the director of the film “Linsanity”, at Harvard.
    _________

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe that’s the problem with some of these non calls. Lin is so fast with the fast break the refs can keep up to see so the opposing teams figure they can take a free swipe.

    https://twitter.com/outsidethenba/status/691063747004256257

    https://twitter.com/dragon_wingz/status/701681118152519680

    https://twitter.com/NunnBetterRefs/status/701774762230554624

  • TTNN

    http://asianplayers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/tumblr_mdo186QJ5K1rw4t5qo1_500.jpg

    So you all think these two girls are not the same person?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Are you saying this is one that got away?

  • grover chang

    They look cute together.

  • Sophie Paris

    Who said no to Lin :p

  • Rick Johnson

    Dartboard Trader ‎@dartboard_trade
    Hey, is Plumlee’s “foot screen” kosher?

    Welp, Lin got a steal later #balldontlie @tradestreetpost @NunnBetterRefs

    https://twitter.com/dartboard_trade/status/701126130909118464

    https://twitter.com/NunnBetterRefs/status/701213720391905281

  • Sophie Paris

    I only can tell the 2 boys are the same lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Not the same girl. The top one has more of an oval face and they have different noses.

  • grover chang

    Well, he was unemployed at the time and got rejected by 30 companies in one single day. That doesn’t look like a good prospect.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol. All the girls don’t look for money. ^^

  • Linzen

    Imagine MDA didn’t resign that summer……….

    Finally, people see how terrible a coach BS is!

  • There is a downside to JLin’s toughness that absorbed & brushed off hits, uppercuts like they’re nothing.
    For FF1, idk what would nudge the refs to make a proper call.

    Lin won’t flop but perhaps some head movement, flailing arms to signal the severity of the hits

  • they might be sisters?

    one website said his ex GF name is Jess
    http://roundmag.tumblr.com/post/52724148239/so-lin-love-jeremy-lins-ex-girlfriend-jess

  • TTNN

    To be fair, that call is really hard to see from behind, and most ref were not as fast as player since that happen in a fast break, and I’m not sure whether ref could review the replay and change the call or not.

    I’m more mad with that Kobe foul.

  • that’s true. Refs might not see it due to bad angle

    Superstars get away with so many bad fouls. So sad

  • jolno
  • Whitman Lam

    LOL! Morey the Trademaster/Salary Dumper got shut out !!!

  • jolno

    Apparently D-Mo’s bad back is too serious for the Pistons’ liking. Morey probably didn’t accurately described D-Mo’s physical condition in hope of getting a first round pick of the unsuspecting Pistons. Now D-Mo and Thornton will have to go back to that dysfunctional “team” called Houston Rockets. It will be so awkward to go back to the team who traded you away!

  • TTNN

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/701847674404925445

    So HOU will need to pay Lux tax and if they can’t go into play-off and still need to pay tax, that will be fun.

  • TTNN
  • Whitman Lam

    Surprise, Surprise, MOREY IS A LIAR !!! But seriously, I feel really bad for D-Mo, because he worked so hard on his game to get out of the D-League, just like Lin did. Now his basketball career is in jeopardy.

  • TTNN

    well, I heard Piston have a really good medical team. Looks like Morey is trying to trick a team with that trade, and try to sell high on D-Mo. A only top 8 protected 1st rd is really a good one though.

  • CJSHYY

    Morey’s statistic didn’t count this one well. LOL!

  • jolno

    Well, it’s hilarious how those “cornerstones” have worked out for the Rockets. Morey might not be able hold onto his GM job much longer. It’s about time for the general public to see how horrible Morey is as a player evaluator. He devalues player character and ended up with a team of stat-padding divers and now he’s reaping what he sow!

  • Whitman Lam

    Marcus Thornton is under contract for 2 more seasons. Is D-Mo an expiring contract this year ? So he won’t be on their salary cap next season ?

  • Linzen

    Morey will be fired soon and he deserves it.
    Feel bad for DMo though.

  • jolno

    I think D-Mo would be a restricted free-agent. The Rockets has his Bird Right and can match all offer sheets. However, considering that the Pistons have seen enough red flags to void the deal, D-Mo might have trouble getting a high enough offer-sheet for the Rockets not to match. Right now I’m more worried about D-Mo’s future in the NBA because bad backs are no joke and he seems to be one of Lin’s true friend when Lin played for the Rockets.

  • sws94

    More of this man being exposed. He has no integrity, humanity or spirituality. I don’t like him whatsoever.

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s what I was thinking. Opposing players might know with these fast breaks that the refs are far back and will see if they might get a way with a cheap shot so do. I’d have to check again that Clippers shot to the nose but might be similar situation, Refs to slow on fast break to see.

  • Rick Johnson

    So maybe Rockets should tank to bottom 14 to retain their own first round draft pick? LOL Karma

    http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/yearly
    Houston Rockets
    First round: 1-14 Own; 15-30 to DEN; DET 9-30
    Second round: 31-45 Own; 46-60 to MIN; NYK (via POR to SAC then removal of protection from NYK)

  • yellowshadow

    i feel bad for dmo, though. the wolf was a good dude.

  • Rick Johnson

    And Stephanie Ready tried to pass it off as incidental contact. I don’t know about her. She’s also too much of a Kemba fan girl.

  • Rick Johnson

    Royce YoungVerified account
    ‏@royceyoung
    How awkward is that Houston locker room right now? “Hey Dwight, sorry we tried to trade you. Same to you Pat. And same to you DMo. And Ty.”
    https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/701864515357405184

  • Rick Johnson
  • Whitman Lam

    Doesn’t matter, at this point, they are all playing to look good for their next team in the summer. Playing just to put up stat numbers, not necessarily to win games …. which is the way Morey likes it.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Bad news for DM, I think he probably will have hard time to get good contract this summer.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good for MDA, he left before the mess got worse. Magic is the biggest whatever of the organization. Had they not ganged up to pressure him to resign, Lin would have been reunited with MDA and who know what happened.

  • yellowshadow

    i love magic johnson, but he would make a poor owner/GM/coach and he’s in my top 5 GOAT.

  • yellowshadow

    The numbers are clear: Jeremy Lin was the best point guard Houston Rocket has had in good 6 years.

    But Houston thought they could do better, and failed… and tried to trade away PBev, who was supposed to be the ultimate complimentary PG to James Harden?

    You only see stuff like this on soap opera. I wonder how hard Morey’s getting his butt chewed by Les Alexander right now for whiffing up on every trades.

  • Joe what do you know

    It’s exhilarating to see CFs crush and burn….

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an excerpt from a story by Sam Amick on the USA Today web site. It might help to explain the tweet.

    See : http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/lakers/2016/02/22/jeanie-buss-kobe-bryant-byron-scott-jim-buss-lakers/80710034/
    __________

    The relationship between Jeanie [Buss] and [Byron] Scott is a distant one at the moment, which is a surprise because of their history. While the nature of her position is such that their basketball and business worlds don’t often collide, Scott is a fellow member of the Lakers family with whom she celebrated three championships during his playing days (1985, 1987, and 1988) and who she has known for decades.

    Yet as was the case in the time that led to the Mike D’Antoni’s resignation as Lakers coach in May 2014, Jeanie revealed that she’s not having any consistent dialogue with the team’s head coach who so many believe could be fired this summer.

    “I haven’t had a conversation with Byron Scott (about the challenges of the Bryant dynamic),” Jeanie said. “I think I’ve talked to him maybe three times since he was hired. And I know he must be extremely busy with such a young group of players (but) I don’t really know if that’s how he feels about it. He hasn’t expressed that to me but yet we really haven’t had too many conversations where that would ever come up.

    “Now certainly when Phil was here (as Lakers coach), we were always talking because we were in relationship. Coaches before that like Pat Riley, and even Del Harris (who) I had a friendship with, he would stop by my office. I don’t know if that’s just the lay of the landscape. Being a head coach in the NBA is a very time-consuming job and so that might be something would be difficult for him to find the time, nor do I talk Xs and Os. Maybe there really wouldn’t be anything I could offer him in terms of support (but) I am supportive of him and that if he did need something, I would make sure that our staff would provide it.”

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin could not say no to his first love, basketball. 😂

  • blubell
  • yellowshadow

    lakers organization chased MDA out of town so they could hire a far inferior coach. if jeanie is trying to get MDA back to the lakers, she better be doing it on her knees.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    on her knees is just too far. Private jet and red carpet would be ok.

  • BobbyH

    Plus Lin signing as starting PG.

  • yellowshadow

    I am led to believe DMO’s back injury is not as bad as we think (I hope it isn’t, he’s one of the few remaining Rockets player I like). The real reason I think Piston did not clear him on physical was because of their 5-game losing streak that have squashed their hopes of the playoff hunt. Better to sign DMO during free agency AND get their draft pick instead of trading away the pick and not make it to the playoffs this season anyways.

    https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/701523207522615296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  • orLinaryjoe

    Top girl has wider jaw/cheek line. Bottom girl has wider cheekbone line.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    A nice way to say BS is a despicable human being and arrogant who had no respect for those who signed paychecks to him.

    And/or BS is also a failure and a coward too scared to face the owner.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Detroit GM should have been fired for that deal.

  • What I love about JLin’s journey is he always perseveres no matter what the future may hold (starting PG, backup PG, 6th Man, etc.) It really doesn’t matter what the label or worldly accomplishment he may attain.

    Most Lin fans definitely want to see him succeed at the highest level; we’ve seen the glimpse of Linsanity but it was cut short in 2012 because it was Melo’s team. That’s okay; that’s what life is about. Obstacles got in the way; we just have to find a way to get better and work around it.

    I wouldn’t say it’s false hope to expect JLin to be a starting PG next season. Hope for the best but always prepare for a contingency plan.
    As you said it’s very much desired, even as a possibility. And I don’t think we need to be afraid to hope in fear of being disappointed if Lin doesn’t get starting PG offers. We should embrace it but be ready if it might not happen. MDA might or might not have a chance to offer JLin a starting PG offer or a chance to compete to become starting PG because he might not have the say in 76ers. It’s unknown if MDA will get a chance to become a HC again.

    But that’s the beauty of it. MDA, JLin, DMo, David Lee and many other NBA players try to pursue their dreams without the luxury of knowing the future. As JLin said on Jan. 11 through FB: “You don’t become great by doing what’s easy or comfortable”

    Some might take it to mean that JLin certainly will pursue a starting PG position or changing his shooting form or even take up the challenge to become shutdown defender, etc. But it’s really immaterial at this point. All we know is JLin is a fighter who will work his hardest to get better in a game that he loves.

    We don’t know what tomorrow holds but we know who holds tomorrow. I simply enjoy and learn from JLin that we can only take life one day at a time. Lin will work his hardest to help the Hornets to succeed this season. And he will make his best decision at the end of season on where God leads him to play.

    Let’s go, JLin! May the Holy Force be with you!

  • Absolutely, hope is what JLin strives for 🙂
    For reference, here’s the original 2010 interview of JLin’s favorite verse on sufferings, perseverance and hope

    Do you have any verses that you turn to?
    Romans 5:3-5 are my favorite verses. It’s maybe not what you’d expect, I guess, because it’s about suffering and having the right perspective in down times. But it helps me put everything back in perspective, because, you know, everyone goes through down times. It gives me a sense of peace.

    “… we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Apostle Paul, Romans 5:3-5

    Link: http://hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2010/09/meet-jeremy-lin-golden-state-warrior

    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/656264414144827392

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s no such thing as putting all eggs in MDA basket. Lin is the one egg and he must choose the one basket where trust and opportunities will help him to become an eagle of the team not a chicken like where he’s right now.

    Fans want to see what’s best for Lin and as of now MDA is the most trusted coach for him as we’ve all seen in the past. Only MDA would rather lose his job than to take the ball away from Lin. If he’s back to coaching, MDA is the best basket where Lin egg must be in if he doesn’t want to deal with another McByron Cliff.

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin would fit in so well with the Spurs. Wonder why they don’t pursue him?

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/700881974471176192

  • LinJa

    I want jlin to Spurs as backup pg. groomed to be next tp or ginobli

  • Acbc

    Hope is looking at a distant mountain range you wish to climb with wide eyes but no plans to make it happen. Faith is knowing you will get to the peak of that mountain. Belief is actively applying the emotional strength to the steps you take each day towards that destination.

    To describe Lin as having false false hope is ridiculous. It’s as ridiculous as believing in breaking the 4 minute mile when people didn’t believe it was possible and that it could even be life threatening. No one dared to believe it so it WAS impossible. Once it was broken, every one else laught at the preposterous notion that it was impossible and many other other athletes broke the 4 minute mile after that.

    Lin has faith that he will one day be a starter, he believes it so much that he takes a step forward towards his destiny each day. Haters can put road blocks in his way, but Lin will walk 100 miles around it if necessary.

    The world is full of talented people who could have, would have have, but let others stop them from being ready for when the opportunity arrives upon their lap. Lin will not fail because he isn’t ready, he will only fail if that opportunity never presents itself. Lin can’t control that. Lin has no false hopes at all, far from it. Lin knows that and believes that when the opportunity arrives, he’ll be ready again like it happened in NYC.

    Those that do not dare to believe, will accept failure before the journey has begun.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Melo thought “Who’s Jimmer?”

  • CJSHYY

    I thought Lin said in Taiwan they did last summer…. Don’t believe Lin will have good chance to do too much w these big four still on the team.

  • Yascar

    Didn’t hear this in the post game. Is there a new interview?

    https://twitter.com/bsimmons25/status/701895780718739456

  • BobbyH

    Totally agree. Lin will keep fighting for his dreams while some so-called fans already gave up.

  • DX

    Jeremy Lin postgame interview #‎Hornets VS Nets

  • BobbyH

    As opposed to “He is a player that When he is holding the ball, he will try to navigate and try his very best to shoot. If it is not possible, then pass the ball next to him, regardless of the color of the uniform.”

  • TheRealTruth

    Even if they did, I think he also took role as important part of signing with Charlotte. With Patty Mills and Ginobili already on the team, perhaps he wasn’t sure about his playing time. There was also a report that the Warriors had some interest, but ultimately he was looking for a more defined role and that’s what was made clear in his discussion with Coach Clifford.

  • Pete Roces

    The most vocal one among these fans whose name starts with S. He is preaching everywhere to convince that Lin should be contend to be a backup in NBA. What kind of Lin fan is that? smh…

  • Yascar

    I agree with this but I also believe that “success” to Jeremy is evolving. I’m sure he is still striving and working to be a starter but is viewing the world in a wider lens. His entire testimony over the summer was about redefining success, not just through the world’s eyes but through God, and his success is measured by how much and how well he loves.

    I will never see Jeremy as a failure if he never becomes a starter again. He exceeded expectations the first time he stepped on an NBA court and he continues to break barriers every day. Twenty years from now, I hope he looks back at his career and is happy about it, not necessarily because he became a starter, all star or a champion, but most of all because he was true to himself, and did it his way.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what I thought… I like Spurs but I don’t think Lin will get that important role as we wish in Spurs bc there are too many starts before him for coach to consider….

  • yes, so this is what he jokingly said to the reporter
    Anthony joked with The Post: “I thought you were telling me we were about to sign someone.”

    It’s a joke but still it means he doesn’t think much of Jimmer
    https://dailyknicks.com/2016/02/21/carmelo-anthony-not-excited-about-expected-jimmer-fredette-signing/

  • BobbyH

    Well said. At the end, it is one and only oneself defines his own success. Playing with higher purpose will elevate his games. The journey is just starting.

  • CJSHYY

    Too be honest, I watched King’s games but I really can’t recall any good play from Jimmer when he’s w King? I don’t blame Melo for this one. But I think NY media really don’t like Melo…. LOL!

  • Acbc

    “Success” by human definition is often about fame, glory, wealth and power. Lin’s redefinition of succes is that of glorifying his God. If you look at this definition as his true goal in life, he would exponentially glorify his God by being a team leader and gain the largest platform to present his message.

    When people accept Lin’s role as a backup, I will continue to argue that Lin will not ever be content to accept such a minor stage to glorify his God.

  • [2:38] Interesting answers by JLin
    Reporter: “Are you happier here?”
    JLin: “I’m happier in general .. I’m a happier person, in general too .. Yeah, I’m happier here”

    About the hairstyle reflecting that, Lin said he doesn’t really care what people say about it. He’s going to do what he wants to do (with his brother & friends). And about the 6th Man of the Year chance, he’s also not too concerned about it.

    It’s good that JLin seems to know what he needs to do on-court and off-court now. He’s not worried about the next shots that he’ll make next time. I think he knows defense is his calling card to get PT to help the team and any additional offense will come and help.

  • zxcvb

    Charlotte’s approach to Lin has changed. They want him long-term…but as insurance for Kemba.

    They’ve marginalized him even more on the court, but they also praise him after the game. It’s almost unprecedented to hear Clifford and Kemba say anything good about Lin after a game. And when his stats aren’t big, they never say anything at all about his defense or passing. Past two games are a clear shift.

    Unfortunately for them, Lin ain’t coming back unless he has zero decent offers elsewhere. And then Kemba reverts to the mean next season (as he always does). Even this season, he can’t win a game without being bailed out by Lin, Batum and others. The man needs 2 OTs to beat Utah. Lin beat Cleveland by 9 in regulation.

  • some NY media sure resented Lin for pushing away JLin 🙂

    Jimmer had big problems with his defense so it’ll be interesting how it will play out.
    He can’t afford to lose his shooting since he’s not like JLin that can contributed with drives, FTs, defense

  • CJSHYY

    I agree… some NY media sure resented Lin for pushing away JLin 🙂

  • Yascar

    Minor by whose definition? God’s? He is not a starter at the moment but I think everything he does off and on the court widens his platform to glorify his God. It does not stop him from doing his foundation work, his testimonies and his faith journey. He does it by his life and his example everyday. He doesn’t need to be starter or a leader of a team to be a good teacher and a faith leader.

  • zxcvb

    Seems pretty depressed about his basketball treatment as always. At the same time, I’m sure he’s still grateful and happy for what he has.

    At the end of the day, Lin is living the NBA dream. Playing basketball for a living, making tons of money, inspiring lots of kids. Gotta enjoy each day even as he plots his “escape” from Charlotte.

  • CJSHYY

    Even Ginobili goes… there’s one more PG before Lin… He just fill the position for Cory Joseph.

  • Linzen

    Amen to this. No matter what struggles he is going through, I’m sure he is living his life to the fullest.
    And for us fans, twenty years from now, I’m sure we will all look back at his career and be happy that we’re all there… witnessing and supporting this fine young man playing basketball, and living his life for the God he loves.

  • Lin’s attitude towards challenges reminds me of MJ’s stubbornness to work to get better on what people claim to be a weakness so they can be a complete player.

    I get the sense of quiet confidence from Lin that “I might not have the ball in my hands much this year since this is Kemba’s team but I know how to utilize my defense and other skills to help this team to win”

    He knew that his defense and scrappiness in this game was the closest thing to what MKG provided before he got injured again to help the Hornets to win so he’ll be needed to close out most games.
    It reminds me of his time in HOU after the ASB when he knew what he needed to do to play a lot to help his team to win.

  • adele

    Hi guys, here’s the second batch of the pictures I took last night. To me, it was a night of contradictions. I felt thrilled, excited, happy, sad, disappointed all rolled into one. Thrilled to see Lin in person, excited to watch the game and how it’s going to be for Lin, happy that I will be able to meet some fellow Lin fans. but then I was sad that I wasn’t able to get a signature for my Lin jersey, and disappointed that Lin did not start as previously twitted and how Lin was treated by the coach. During the first half, It was so exciting to watch specially during the last few minutes of the first quarter, going into the second quarter where Lin played as a PG. He was really allowed to play as a real PG for the second unit since Kemba was not in the game and specially that Roberts is not there anymore. He was rockin’. I was so excited watching the 10 points on the first half and told myself “maybe Lin will get 20 points tonight”. They were winning by two digits already. Then after the half time break, Kemba and the other starters came in and the lead was 4 points and Clifford inserted Lin into the line up. It was a very disappointing play for Lin. It’s all about Kemba and Batum. Lin is not allowed to play PG, but we all know that he is there for his stellar defense. He did very well defensively and I’m still in awe how he became much better in defense. But sad to say that Clifford is not very fair in the way he treats Lin. When I was in the back observing how Clifford treats Lin, he is like a boss who doesn’t treat his subordinates fairly. He chastised Lin for every mistake he made and never on Kemba and Batum. I saw in my own eyes when Kemba made a very bad turn over in the first quarter and looked at Clifford, it’s like you’re fine. But as Travis said, he stomped his feet and showed an irritated face whenever Lin made a mistake. I was as frustrated as Lin (because after that one free throw that made his 11 point that night) he never made a basket anymore. He made 5 shot attempts and I know it became a mental disappointment for him. But despite the disappointment (because I think we all know how he was treated at this point by this coach) I was really looking forward to meet him. But then he was interview by Sarah Kustok by the Brooklyn Nets. Rosebud and her sons left a few seconds before the final time. I stayed and took some more pictures and had I waited, I could have meet and have his signature. Oh well, better luck next time. It was still a fun night. I met a Hornets fan from England who just came to every game for the Hornets. He even said that when he was at the Knicks game against the Hornets, the Knicks fan boo’ed him. He felt bad for Lin that night and even how he was treated last night by the coach. Enjoy the pics.

  • Acbc

    The world is full of greed, jealousy, and power hungry men who wouldn’t think twice about stepping on anyone else to get ahead. Lin is one of those being stepped on.

    I believe that Lin’s destiny is to be part of the change of that attitude. “I believe that the rising tide, will raise all ships”. The world needs a new hero. A man who stands against all the negative attitude that is the zeitgeist of our times. Lin’s success will be like he was able to creat in NYC when his leadership made everyone around him play better than they themselves could ever imagine.

    It’s a big dream that requires a big stage. It’s a worthy dream that can only happen when he can control his own destiny and not as a last option like the way Clifford has buried Lin.

  • Linzen

    To me, I thought GSW winning the championship last year changes the landscape of NBA. Now, coaches and GMs’ are scrambling to copy and TRY to play teamball. But the stars mentality and ISO basketball is so prevalent that changes don’t come easy. Those “stars” still don’t want to give up their stats and glory for winning.
    With GSW playing to break CHI record now, I think teams will be even more committed to teamball next year. That means there will be more opportunities for our boy.

  • Lefon Jang

    Was that Lin and Lee talking? Looks like LIn was explaining something to Lee.

  • adele

    Yes, he is the only one who gives Lee advise since its his first time to play with the team. The other players doesn’t really care. He was giving him some kind of instructions every time there’s a time out. Lin is such a great team mate.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so if Spurs & Pops were that high on Lin… Lin will be in Spurs right now not Hornets.

  • BobbyH

    Sometimes I am wondering what type of persons will hate on Lin so much that they spend a chunk of their precious life to go to Lin’s fan sites (including this one and the other heavily infected one) to either directly attack Lin and his loyal fans or indirectly and intelligently spit out false and negative narratives in very subtle maneuvers.

    We come here to spend our good time because we support Lin and we are fans and that’s what fans do. But haters?

    I can only come to 2 conclusions:

    1. It is personal – being race, insecurity, jealousy or something that we can’t understand unless revealed.

    2. Hired mercenary – to purposely demote, undermine, badmouth, press down, critique in all possible ways as small as possible.

    The first ones are easy to spot and defend. But the second ones, you never know where it will come from as he or she wears masks (masks that keep changing) that are not easy to recognize.

    Well, I know, I know, too much X-Files conspiracy theory. BTW, it will air in 30 minutes.

  • Lefon Jang

    Even though Lee is there to take his minutes away, Lin is still willing to show him the route. My utmost respect for JLin. Btw Troy Daniels was looking right at you when you snapped that pic!

  • sws94

    I don’t know if Pop and company are. But Ginobili retiring would leave a huge void. Lin’s already proven he can do the “Ginobili role” real well. That’s what’s great about his playing on various teams and 2 positions, starting and from the bench. Versatility. He does the PG great, he does a Ginobili role really well which isn’t the typical SG.

  • Acbc

    As it so often happens, once Lin gets them the lead and score too many points, KW and Cliff must freeze him out the second half.

  • yellowshadow

    damn you cliff! reading about his biased reactions make me shake like a salt shaker in anger!!!

    i hope they LOSE to cleaveland as cliff continues to abuse and misuse my jeremy to expose people to the fact that it was jeremy’s team ball that allowed hornets to beat the #1 seed in ecf!!!

  • adele

    Yes. so frustrating that he gives the ball to Kemba all the time and won’t come back to Lin unless the other players are trapped.

  • yellowshadow

    lin’s such a good teammate ;_; i remember on houston rockets he would keep in contact with all the players who got sent to the d-league! everyone except diva superstars all love lin!!

  • adele

    I’m not even aware. 🙂 I was so busy clicking my camera. lol

  • CJSHYY

    I think if Lin wants to be 6th man role he will take the GSW job rather than Spurs. But I believe he still wants to be a starter…. We will see soon this July.

  • adele

    Yes. But you know, when you are there watching him play, you have a lot of mixed emotions. You don’t care about the coach anymore. At this point, I just hope that some other team will value him as a significant role player in their team and hope Lin will really get out of this team next season.

  • Linzen

    Thank you for the report, Adele!
    It’s sad (but somewhat expected after these many games) to hear that coach treats Lin unfairly. Please tell me he ignored coaches “stomping”, maybe even scream back at him like big Al. 🙂
    May I ask… how well does he interact with KW & NB? Are they friendly as Lin’s video projected to be?

  • golfhacker

    Don’t worry. The Truth Is Out There.

  • sws94

    I don’t know what Lin would decide but I like the Spurs role better. I think he’d play a bigger part and get more minutes. Ginobili got in the mid 20s due to his age, I think Lin probably would get in the high 20s to 30 minutes a night. But, I don’t know if the Spurs have any interest in Lin or how what direction they would go in post-Duncan and Ginobili.

  • BobbyH

    Good one. The truth that only believers will believe.

  • adele

    No. He is not friendly to both of them, but pretty much civil. He is very friendly with Marvin, Cody, Jeremy Lamb, Troy and some fun with Kaminsky. He is very nice to Lee because I think he feels for him since he is new to the team.

  • yellowshadow

    melo doesnt care about anyone who’s not one of their good old boys. its a classic case of reverse segregation…

    he was wrong on jeremy, he was wrong on porzingis, and i hope jimmer does well to prove him wrong (but not good enough to overshadow jeremy ;D)

  • Linzen

    funny we like all of those guys too… except maybe not 100% Frank. lol

  • yellowshadow

    batum in general seems like a very stoic guy who just doesnt show a lot of emotion. i dont think ive ever really seen him get excited or pissed off in general.

  • Linzen

    hmmm may be Lin is showing him the wrong ways so that he can keep the minutes… hahaha… I am so evil.

  • adele

    lol. Lin is a very sincere person.

  • CJSHYY

    I think from Lin talked about GSW role to NY media can tell that sure it’s an important option for him last summer… I believe that will be a real 6th man role for him also good chance to get the ring. Well, it’s history. He seems to be not really worry about his FA this summer so I guess he’s pretty clam about it. Can’t wait for July to come….

  • sws94

    He seems calm. Can’t see how GSW doesn’t get a ring this year. But, it’s done like you said. I go game by game until there are no games left in Lin’s season. And when it’s July then it’s about possibilities.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for sharing this and pics. I have suspected this from the beginning and it’s confirmed what it was. That was why I have equated Cliff = KM = BS in a sense except he looked nicer in interview (I refused to watch his interviews after first few games but just a couple times when I wanted to hear what he said about JLin) and only one good thing Cliff didn’t really throw players under the bus.

  • Linzen

    Lee, that’s the corner you stand at. Yup, that’s right, I used to stand there too.

  • adele

    Yes. that’s the only positive about Cliff. But still he is very sneaky and not fair.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wow Adele, so emotional reading your report. I can’t wait for this season over soon even I hate to miss watching Lin games.

    Lin will do his best and whatever to get this team to go far but when he’s gone, Clifford and the Hornets will go back to where they used to be before Lin.

  • adele

    Yes. Just like what’s happening to Knicks, Rockets and Lakers now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes he is very good politician; good in fooling general public. I can smell such people from way before many and yet still many denied even after the persons were exposed.

    One story: I was back in Malaysia after 8 years studying in US. Remember a friend told me US had elected Clinton to be the new president. He showed me a pic from local newspaper. When I saw him, I told my friends I didn’t like him. He was a womanizer…. I knew nothing about Clinton except a blur pic but my first impression was he was a womanizer. Can’t remember how long later he was exposed.

    This is only one example. I trust my own instinct that God has given to me:-) Thank God for that!

  • travis

    imo, lin has greater potential then both of them.

  • Acbc

    Coaching is like hoping. You can Hope a player will play well, you can hope the team will win a championship. But hope not backed up by faith and belief is empty hope.

    I’ve long studied how to fight choking by athletes. A player that hopes to win without faith and self belief will choke. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to. How does one arrive at that faith and self belief? It comes from the foundation of a positive family life from parents that builds character and confidence. Without this foundation, a sustain attack on the player’s psyche will create cracks on the strength of that foundation. It’s then that fear starts to eat away at confidence and self belief.

    Good coaching starts from the same type of foundation. A team culture builds empty hope without faith and belief in their players will open them up to easy sustain attacks to their psyche. Teams that fail or choke is set up by the culture of empty hope.

    The Hornets as a team work from such empty hopes. Clifford doesn’t trust or believe in anyone but their 2-3 stars. That failure sets up the players to fulfill the distrust and play down to their coaches exoectations. Failure becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

  • Linzen

    Exactly!
    I know Lin doesn’t like losing, but I see a 3 game losing streak coming their way.

  • grover chang

    After awhile I question if there is something Lin does. Why does every coach give the feeling he does not like Lin but grudgingly plays him or lose.

    Is he the laxative of NBA basketball? You hate having to use it, but it’s effective and necessary or you will be butthurt.

  • Dorothy

    Thanks for sharing. I sensed it after pre-season. It is ok, Lin will leave Hornets and Hornets will resume back to what they were. We will have one more team to watch and laugh at next season.

  • yellowshadow

    tp and ginobli were lucky… not only were they talented, but they played along a superstar who shared the ball and played outstanding defense and a coach who enforced team basketball… polished them up to become hall of famers…

  • Rick Johnson
  • Dorothy

    Not surprised at all. Sensed it long ago, but thanks for confirming it for me.

  • yellowshadow

    good coaching is also looking out for your players too!

    popovich will chew out tony parker or anyone on the team, but he will never let anyone else talk crap about his players!

    he is stern, but quick to shower compliments when they do well. this is why his players bought into his system and why they are so eager to please him!

    2014 revenge championship would’ve never happened if pop never established such relationship! those guys got that trophy for pop! and they made it a point to show the world that their coach’s system is the best in the world!

  • golfhacker

    Thanks for the report!

  • heart

    Thank you so much for the pictures and your detailed report Adele. We really appreciate your effort. My heart is sad for Lin. There’s no more doubt of what most of us here have long been suspected about Cliff. Some may not agree bc Cliff hides it so well. With your account confirming Travis’ account, we are looking at another McHale’s clone in my book. The difference is Cliff craftily does it behind the camera while McHale does it in front of the camera.

  • Barry Allen

    Well said.

    Haters who go to player’s fansites to troll are really ones to be pitied. Most of them are probably mentally unsound.

    This is augmented by the fact that Lin is such a nice dude. So people with a beef against him that troll Lin sites are pretty pathetic.

    Consequently, it is common for these trolls to justify their ridiculous actions with some insane reason like ‘I hate the player because of his fans. so I am wasting my life going to the player’s fansite.

    Newflash: You’re still a pathetic loser if you do that.

  • Barry Allen

    Sounds like he’s happy in general but has not really found the happiness he deserves. Hopefully he will soon.

  • spiderman

    Lol

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I believe the reason coaches likes to rag on Lin is because he’s a nice guy who will not talk back when he’s being criticized, even if the criticism isn’t fair…..He;s the type of guy who will simply take it and move on and try to do better.

    Look at Jefferson and how he lashed out when Cliff tried to chide him in public in front of his teammates…Not saying Lin should do that, but Lin has the personality that bullies likes, so bully coaches like Clifford who wants to unleash their frustration will do it against Lin as oppose to unleashing it on Kemba or Batum or Jefferson.

    Also, to be totally fair, Clifford has also been a bit unfair to Lamb and also chides him all the time, so it’s not just Lin..At least, Lin is still playing good minutes, although Clifford refuses to let him play enough at PG…In the second quarter, Lin ran the second unit very well and scored 10 point playing PG, BUT at the start of the 4th quarter, Cliff kept Kemba in and Lin wasn’t able to duplicate his second quarter performance.

    What is true is that there are definitely certain players that he would not dare rag on in public during the game…Kemba and Batum are the 2….Hornets needs to re-sign Batum, so Clifford will continue to ignore his many turn-overs.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Still they all come from the same species.

  • heart

    I was going to add that abuse is abuse whether it’s physical (outwardly) or mental (inwardly). Both of them have abused Lin.

  • sws94

    He went most ballistic on PJ that I saw. I have a different take on Cliff yelling at Lin and it isn’t a negative one. I think he expects more out of Lin because he’s well, smart and capable.

    btw, PJ responded well after coach yelled at him. In coaching, some guys you can yell at and get results. Others, you coddle. There’s stuff that goes on in practice, film sessions, with other coaches that we don’t see so the whole picture isn’t quite there. All just my opinion.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed! That is what I believe because of my academic backgrounds:-)

  • sport

    You kidding right? McHale always thew underhanded comments about Lin and said the most stupid things! He hated Lin as a person and as basketball player!

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is what Jeremy uses when he wears his hair in a “mohawk”. It’s a water-resistant STYLING GLUE.
    __________

  • sws94

    Basketball player, I’m not sure he understood Lin as a person. He would call him a nice kid. But he didn’t seem to like Lin’s game.

  • kauaiblue

    Golden state and spirs and maybe atlanter are the only teams i watch…

  • John Focker

    Hornets are very good at sinking. Bobcats under Kemba sunk to 18L and 23L during 2011-2013 seasons. Here’s hoping they sink further after Lin’s departure.

  • Acbc

    Lin asked MDA if he should ship his car to NYC but was told to hold off on it.

    Lin hasn’t bought a house or anything so he may be happier but I don’t think he’s about to put any roots down anytime soon.

  • Yascar

    I don’t know what it really is with Cliff, but I have often wondered whether it’s tough love, knowing Jeremy works hard to improve.

  • adele

    Yes. They don’t deserve Lin.

  • adele

    Yes. And when he was interviewed, he was not smiling. He used to be very cheerful and smiling.

  • leeda harun

    for me the coaching staffs nowdays only care about their job position.If they care about players surely the outcome is different.More winning, more chemistry and players are happy.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he gets the kind of praises a coach would normally praise thier backup players even if he’s dominating the game like the one vs Cleveland

  • kauaiblue

    Thank you! That makes me so mad… stupid clifford is a bully double standard bad coach… jlin olease speak up…

  • Whitman Lam

    They are usually just racist.

  • adele

    I guess Clifford is such a politic-centered person. Last night, I saw a coach who really wants to win at all costs but at the same time caters to his stars to make him feel good in the FO. It’s all self preservation for Cliff. He knows or everybody knows in the team who are the favored ones.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed.

  • kauaiblue

    More reason to support our boy… why yell at a 2 mill player u play 30 munutes? Stupid coach…

  • kauaiblue

    What a weak coach and man… why does jordan allow this crep?

  • kauaiblue

    I think this post is totally off.

  • adele

    Yes. We all dream of the time when a coach like D’Antoni will treat him like a winner and a star and not as a helper and a sub par player.

  • leeda harun

    or people that have nothing better to do with their lives.

  • adele

    Very true about Clifford with Lee but I’m not sure about mchale better than Clifford. They are of the same breed toward Lin.

  • your son’s voltaire

    there are people who go through great lengths to try and dispel the notion that racism exists in the world. i know a lot of people who get really pissed whenever someone brings up racism being an issue. it’s very personal to them i guess..

  • Whitman Lam

    Watching the Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat game, end of the 4th quarter, Monta Ellis 1-13 FG, George Hill 0-6 FG.

  • your son’s voltaire

    coaching is hoping. so true. especially when the coach can’t really coach at all, they hope that the “star players” would carry them with their isolation game. these coaches don’t know a thing about pnr, team ball, or running an offense

  • Whitman Lam

    And are racists who target specific groups of people for their trolling.

  • Steppen03

    It’s Nice to see the Lakers getting blow out by 20 to a team that the Hornets just beat!

    Predictions:
    EC:
    #2 -Raptors
    #3 -Pacers
    #4 -Heat
    #5 -Hornets

  • leeda harun

    It is hard to be consistent

  • adele

    I think as a deep-rooted Lin fan reflects the kind of person you are inside. Smart and coupled with a good heart and spirit.

  • John Focker

    If no MDA, I think coaches that are capable of (and perhaps willing to) using Jeremy correctly are (in no particular order):

    – George Karl
    – Brad Stevens
    – Rick Carlisle
    – Pops

    Anyone else I missed?

  • your son’s voltaire

    excellent post. i came to the same conclusion (#1 and #2 combined) while trying to figure out what drives some people to troll these places. and i’ve figured it would be best to just ignore them as they got a lot of issues themselves to sort out

  • Rick Johnson

    Atlanta and Indiana just lost. If Charlotte can beat Cleveland again Wednesday they could move up to #5 in the Eastern Conference.

  • Rick Johnson

    He needs it for the Cav’s.

  • John Focker

    Hornets under Kemba has trouble beating the sinking Suns and Jazz, forget the Cavs game unless Lin is at the helm.

  • Rick Johnson

    Well hopefully Cliff learned something on how to beat them last time. But I’m not optimistic, Cliff seems pretty rigid and doesn’t change even when what he’s doing isn’t working.

  • John Focker

    More Rox drama: 3-way trade with Pistons and Sixers voided.

    Pistons Void Donatas Motiejunas Trade With Rockets
    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/240947/Pistons-Void-Donatas-Motiejunas-Trade-With-Rockets

    The Detroit Pistons have voided their trade for Donatas Motiejunas with the Houston Rockets.

    The Pistons traded Joel Anthony and a future first round pick for Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton.

    The pick was top-8 protected.

    Motiejunas will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. Motiejunas has been limited to just 14 games this season due to a back injury.

    The trade also included the Philadelphia 76ers receiving Anthony. The 76ers waived JaKarr Sampson as part of the deal and he’s subsequently signed with the Denver Nuggets.

  • John Focker

    The Lin Hornets beat Cavs. Now that Kemba returned we’re talking about the Bobcats again. Doesn’t matter what Clifford does unless it’s limiting Kemba’s minutes to under 25 and no Batum PG, and we KNOW that’s not happening.

    I’ll actually be glad to see Kemba-led Bobcats lose to Cavs, whom in all likelihood swore to get revenge. Kemba’s gonna look bad in the loss, MARK IT.

  • sws94

    Cliff isn’t probably going to use that game as a blueprint. And no MKG either meaning someone who would get out and run. It’ll be a different game with Al running with the 2nd unit partially.

  • Rick Johnson

    Have to have good court vision to be a sports television cameraman.

    https://twitter.com/adamsmoot/status/701970176342945792

  • TTNN

    So are you saying coach is expecting less from Kemba, because he is not capable, so coach is satisfied with what he is doing?

  • TTNN

    oh, gosh, no, McHale totally don’t like Lin, for sure.

  • your son’s voltaire

    cameraman struggling to keep the camera on dragic

  • TTNN

    In another interview, when reporter ask him to give some recommendations about CLT, he said he himself hasn’t explore the city yet, that’s pretty telling. He is not really willing to take that city as home.

  • Acbc

    You have no idea how God views Lin’s role either. There are many roles to take as a part of His master plan. The most powerful is that of the one on one. However, there is no denial that Lin’s impact on the global scale began with Linsanity. The value of his ministry on that scale cannot be denied. Many of us gathered together because of Linsanity so the magnitude of the stage makes an impact.

    What if Lin never had Linsanity? Would the world have been aware of Lin’s powerful testimonies? I doubt that. Foundational work needs a bright light at the top of that pyramid to bring attention to the message as well. Those that seek to silence or mute Lin’s impact do injustice the powerful ministry of his talent and dedication.

  • sport

    Cavs will mark Lin for sure after he handed them the loss last time. Cavs will be ready for Hornets and win. All the better to prove who’s the best player on the team and it’s not Walker no matter how much he chucks up shots with extremely low efficiency. Once Lin and Batum leaves Hornets will be the same as last season.

  • Rick Johnson

    After losing to Detroit today they will be hungry for a win Wednesday.

  • @JLin7 (IG): the flow was real last night lol @spenceneedle #BuzzCity
    https://twitter.com/jt894/status/701961072278839296

  • Yascar

    He certainly expects Kemba to score, not sure about anything else.
    I don’t like that Jeremy is yelled at a lot either and in that respect Cliff could definitely be better, but I’m just not sure that he actually hates Jeremy. He plays him a lot – sometimes more than many purported 6th men and more than almost any other 2 mill player. There have been games when everybody on this board thought Jeremy would be pulled for a mistake, but he wasn’t. In the McHale days, that was a certainty. With Scott, there were days when we weren’t even sure he would play at all. And then the constant bad mouthing from those coaches.
    Cliff is certainly not ideal but for once, I don’t believe that he plays Jeremy just to marginalize him on court and to hate on him out of it. He’s just not smart enough to use his players optimally.

  • heart

    I noticed that too. We can always tell by his smile and/or body language. We have not seen him talking to Cliff as friendly like before. Being berated w/ negative vibes and languages each time for every little mistake can wear on your emotions and psyche. Thank God Lin is strong in his faith and is able forgive and tune out.

  • sws94

    Didn’t say anything about Kemba and I’m not really thinking of him. Just Lin is capable of playing at whatever standard Cliff thinks he can reach. I think Cliff responds stronger to fouling than TOs, yelling don’t foul on almost all possessions.

  • JJ Hui

    Cliff is another person after contract extention, unbelievable!

    I thought he was so sincere during the media day in Charlotte and i thought Lin found a second MDA! But after contract extension, not anymore!

  • sws94

    I agree. Cliff leaves much to be desired as a coach but he will use Lin in the most crucial parts of the game. Sometimes after mistakes, sometimes not when he’s playing that well. And, really, Lin delivers more often than not. Part of a coach’s job is to get his strongest players to perform when it counts. Of course, part of this is just giving Jeremy the opportunity to do what he’s done for years when his number is called.

  • JJ Hui

    Asian American in NBA is hard to swallow for a lot of people!

  • heart

    Yep. Perhaps it’s a directive from FO to change their plan/direction, we’re certain now that Cliff is a ‘yes’ man. If not, then he’s a very pretentious man. The 180 degree change in treatment from Cliff to Lin is what concerned me. Remember, how giddy Lin was when he talked about Cliff in preseason? None of that now. Isn’t this remind us how McHale treated Lin after preseason too?

  • John Focker

    Is Jeremy trying to do a Nash hair?

  • james brown

    pj is different compare to KW and batum…adele mentioned that when KW made a bad play, it seems ok with cliff but every turn that JLIN makes Cliff seemed to erupt..so JLIn and others are treated the same while KW and Batum were being passed on without any problem. that’s her assessment and it saddened her because there seems an unfair treatment going on.

    excerpts here:”But sad to say that Clifford is not very fair in the way he treats Lin.
    When I was in the back observing how Clifford treats Lin, he is like a
    boss who doesn’t treat his subordinates fairly. He chastised Lin for
    every mistake he made and never on Kemba and Batum. I saw in my own eyes
    when Kemba made a very bad turn over in the first quarter and looked at
    Clifford, it’s like you’re fine. But as Travis said, he stomped his
    feet and showed an irritated face whenever Lin made a mistake. I was as
    frustrated as Lin (because after that one free throw that made his 11
    point that night) he never made a basket anymore.”

  • bolero

    nah. Lin talked back to Mchale too and Harden..when he was pissed. there’s a video of that somewhere..

  • james brown

    it has to be a dilemma and a balancing act with regards to cliffs thinking..need to put priority to his preferred players first then comes the time that cliff needs for a saviour for the game, his first choice is JLIN, for almost all the time as we have seen in the past games with the hornets

  • Yascar

    No I don’t, neither do you and neither does Lin. No, I don’t believe he would have his platform now without Linsanity. But Linsanity is in the past and to his credit, he took that time with both hands, and he is a much different player and person from that time.

    But I don’t accept the idea that he can only continue and be successful and impactful in his faith journey by being a starter of a team. Kids look up to him, the youth are inspired by him, his integrity speaks for itself. He is a brighter star, stronger instrument of God than that. I certainly hope he fulfills all his dreams, whatever they may be, but I don’t for one second think that his journey will mean less or that he’ll be less successful from here on end because his coach hated him, the team owner prioritized someone else, he’s not allowed to play PG etc.

    God has worked in very mysterious ways in Lin’s life, each and every time. I will support him every step of the way, whether the next steps he takes are what I expect of him or not.

  • Rick Johnson

    Like Arizona States “Curtain of Distraction”

    https://youtu.be/Q5_6TM908UQ

  • heart

    Next season, hopefully we’ll be celebrating Linsanity instead of lamenting about Lin’s coach. God help us!

  • Acbc

    They’ll blame it on missing MKG instead. Trust me, there’s no limits to their delusion.

  • Rick Johnson

    When Lin leaves next year and they revert to the Bobcats they will still be scratching their heads trying to figure out why they regressed.

  • blubell

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    None:-)

  • sport

    Not “role player” but a “starting PG” Lin’s a star PG and top5 if used properly!

  • sport

    This or the next will be Duncan’s last season. Pop already signed LaMarcus Aldridge as his replacement with K Leonard as the main guard. Not sure who the 3rd star player will be for the new generation though.

  • Acbc

    You can choose to believe that Lin’s journey can be whatever others make of it for him. You can also choose to believe that Lin can make a powerful contribution with the platform he has now. You however cannot deny that Linsanity was a bright light that illuminated his message. You cannot also deny that Lin’s message could be equally as bright if he can achieve his personal goal to be a starter as he has said many times already.

    Like I said, Lin has readied himself for that opportunity again should it happens for him. I also will never judge him a failure if that opportunity doesn’t ever present itself. Lin’s success is based purely on his own dedication to be the best he can be. That’s all anyone could ever ask of him.

    Just becuase Lin says he has redefined success for himself doesn’t mean that he accepts his role as a backup or 6th man. IMO, it just means he accepts and trusts his destiny to his God and focus on the things he can control; and that’s his own continued best effort. To be successful for Lin as I interpret it is to place his trust in his God to put him into whatever capacity His will desires and not what he himself desires. To glorify his God, Lin pushes himself to be the best he can be at every capacity that allows him to impact others.

    What it comes down to is that you and I want what’s best for Lin and his service to his God. I happen to believe that he can do the most in that capacity as a starter. And I will never agree with anyone who thinks Lin is better off as a backup role player. That’s just my opinion.

  • sport

    Gino’s a 6th man role, Lin’s goal has always been starting PG. Also I don’t think Pop and Spurs are that high on him. If not they would’ve made an offer last off season. Out of the lists mentioned, Spurs were definitely not one of the teams who contacted him.

  • sws94

    LMA can do some of what Duncan did, but Tim is irreplaceable. K Leonard is one of the games best players. There is no Ginobili and aren’t a lot around the league. Lin can do a lot of what Ginobili did even at 3 inches shorter. Lin could be great on that team.

  • sport

    Except Lin doesn’t want to be backup or 6th man so there’s no way he will rejoin a team who have mistreated him in the past. Remember how he wrote in his diary how much he regretted signing with the Warriors? Also Lin’s competitive and I’m sure he hopes to lead his own team to face Curry one day.

  • sport

    Except they have enough PGs already and Lin already said countless times that he wants to start! Why do you keep bringing up backup or 6th man roles that have been roles forced upon Lin during to marginalization? Lin should not settle for less than a starter role next season and he won’t so long as MDA is still with 76ers.

  • Rick Johnson

    Since I heard from a reliable source the lakers are using Byron to lose til they secure their pending top 3 pick! Makes sense , he will lose

    https://twitter.com/larryflashj/status/702005239667249152

  • sport

    Did you watch the highlights? Nets announcers said Lin doesn’t handle going left as well! Goes to show there’s so much bias and ill-informed people! Lin has already proven since Rockets that he can go left just fine!

  • TheRealTruth

    I also notice that some people like to bring up that Jordan Clarkson is Asian-American on other basketball forums, but it almost seems trivial. There have been many part-Asians in the NBA but most people don’t know or even care. What’s interesting to me is that Clarkson has never openly discussed being Asian-American either. Ya he talks about Filipino national team, but that’s only for Filipinos.

    At least Jeremy Lin has been active in these type of discussions and this is why I think it’s important.

  • Rick Johnson

    Scott gone bring in Luke Walton and JLin?

  • sport

    It’s simple because Clarkson has darker skin tone so his “Asian American” background isn’t as apparent as Lin’s.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    In my opinion backup role player is what some will say and what he so often rises above.

    Why so specific as starter? Have other great players shone as 6th men.

    Lin has already shone on this team as a 6th man. And the first game of Linsanity was Lin playing from the bench.

    I think in Linsanity Novak was elevated to 3-point shooting star and he was from the bench while Jefferies, also from the bench was defensive star and PnR player with Lin. I have a hard time remembering or caring who started or not. I know that Lin was phenomenal and a bunch of players played great with him. Some started, some didn’t. Couldn’t care less which ones started or not. They ALL were part of the magic that was the NY Linsanity run.

    Someone like Iguodala is a huge part of GSW, defensively and offensively. Plays off the bench. He was MVP in the finals.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13271090/andre-iguodala-golden-state-warriors-remain-bench-next-season

    excerpt: Andre Iguodala became the first player to earn NBA Finals MVP honors without starting every game, and Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that when next season begins, Iguodala most likely will be in the same spot — on the bench.

    Lin will have enough spot starts to create Linsanity. He’s done so at least half of the 11 games he started this season I remember. Linsanity, in my interpretation, takes form as PnR guard for DMA, huge creator and scorer and presence on the Hornets and a few 30 plus games, PnR player with Ed Davis on an abysmal team with a meglomaniac star, and in so many ways on the Hornets that are more varied and includes stellar defense. Just like Lin, Linsanity has transformed into something that has the same essence, but varied in how it is applied over a different time period. So instead of games strung together that featured big stats, it is some big stats and some periodic games where Lin just was the difference that resulting in him being the difference maker WINNING games.

    I have true flexibility in terms of what Linsanity will be next. I’m exciting in the mystery of its manifestation.

    And in the NBA, you can start for a period of time, go to the bench for a period of time. But if you shine, you will shine from when you enter the game and in big spots. Lin does that.

  • CJSHYY

    What about Nash & Lin?

  • sws94

    Because they had Ginobili. Ginobili is out now after surgery. He plays a huge role on the team and is one of the biggest stars on the team even at his age. He’s 38 and has had a lot of health issues. When he retires, maybe this season or next, he leaves a void. The Spurs didn’t need to think of replacing his function when he played. Now they may. I don’t know if they like Lin or not but if they do, he can fit that role quite well. And what position he plays is up to Lin. If he wants what you say, PG, then he won’t take it. If he’s excited by a chance to go deep in the playoffs and play for Pop, if that opportunity actually presents itself, he just may. This is totally my hypothetical. I’m not saying this will happen. Just my idea of someone that could do what Gino did.

  • sws94

    That’s not quite what they said. They said he’s not as good with his non-dominant hand but has the quickness to slip through defenders and finish. And they said repeatedly how strong his defense was and how well he played. I don’t see how you can call them biased. They actually were very fair and complimentary towards Lin. Ian Eagle is NOT anti-Jeremy Lin.

  • Acbc

    Lol, this is so true to all players. It’s very hard to become consistent. Backup players don’t ever get the opportunity to work it through, especially with Lin. With coaches demands for perfection, Lin has to be on whenever he steps on the court. This is especially aggravating when his own fans adds to weight to that of his own expectations. Lin just can’t get a break it seems.

  • Tim is a quiet champ who doesn’t need the fanfare and adulation from fans.
    Kobe might have to go a withdrawal from all the cheers and attention, then takes 2 years before attempting a comeback ala MJ.

    Besides Tim Duncan can still play at a high-level for the next 2 years if he still have the joy of playing.
    Who needs farewell now? 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    very nice seats, adele! So glad you got there and so close. Yes, Lin was great on D. Championship, like Kawai Leonard.

  • JoeTeam

    Hope faith love … abide by these 3.

  • sport

    Really hope finals will be Spurs vs GSW that would be way more fun than Cavs.

  • I think sonofvoltaire suggested Lin wants to do Shikamaru (Naruto character) hairstyle

    It’s possible since they have almost have the same hairstyle & jutsu here (refresh for pics)
    Lin’s going to write a history of bringing anime to the NBA to create NBAnime!

  • oh, Kobe wants to be MJ so much that he’ll want to experience the comeback too!
    In a way Kobe craves more attention so it will be more painful for him to retire

  • Rick Johnson

    It has to be a Western Conference vs an Eastern Conference. GSW can meet the Spurs in the Western finals.

  • Based on @y@yoursonsvoltair:disqus suggestion of Lin’s final hairstyle, it might be Shikamaru from Naruto.
    Here’s the similar hairstyle & jutsu that Lin demonstrated with his fans in Asia

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/702015715784544256

  • Rick Johnson

    On Max & Marcellus they were talking about stars talking behind the scenes about how D’Angelo Russell having a cocky attitude even though he hadn’t proven it on the floor yet. That star FA may not want to play with him. It is why Scott has been trying to bring his ego down a notch.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Russell & Randle both are not good & don’t think Lakers wants to keep them both.

  • Rick Johnson

    Rumors were that Russell was available for trade.

  • james brown

    last year with JLIN, randle and clarkson where playing only for themselves and among themselves when ever they are on the floor together..they just passed with each other and playing almost all position, PG SG PF SF and c for randle..LOL! i think it was good for him that BS puts a leash on him but i guess he too is a slow learner, and maybe because BS wasn’t consistent because he allowed clarkson later to do whatever he wanted to do with the ball.

    Now, russell seems to big a head too to be controlled?

  • CJSHYY

    I know but no one wants him….

  • james brown

    they were but no takers

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, Detroit looks a lot better since they acquired Tobias Harris from Orlando. That kid can tear it up on offense and defense.

  • yellowshadow

    you forgot celtics,

    my prediction:
    1. cav
    2. raptors
    3. celtics
    4. hawks
    5. hornets
    6. pacers
    7. heat
    8. bulls

    pacers are overrated, which was evident with healthy hornet roster routing them before ASG. heat will slide with bosh’s blood clot problem and dragic playing tragic basketball. hawks will be my bet for #4 seed before all this is over.

  • Yascar

    You and I are not that far apart. I still hope and pray he becomes a starter again, and I would not wish for him to “settle” for becoming a back up. I actually think he will choose to leave Charlotte at the end of the season, although I think there is a lot of season left and he is probably not even thinking about it.

    But I don’t think there is any shame either if he chooses the 6th man role in the future for whatever reason that he feels is best for him. He has touched so many lives already and as someone else said, the story is just beginning.

  • John Focker

    That’d be the only way that equates a D’Antoni reunion, Lin playing for coach Nash!!!

  • John Focker

    Should’ve drafted Okafor and dumped Randle. Then again, should’ve also dumped Kobe and not hired BS, a long series of horrible decisions, one after another…after another.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Dragic has actually picked it up and playing very well during the past 2 month..he’s now shooting 47%FG,

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    As much as a Lin fan I am, I don’t think it is fair to limit Kemba minutes to under 25…We all must admit that Kemba has been shooting very well…He’s having his best year of his career so far and limiting him to 25 minutes is a bit bias.

    Lin, on the other hand, is having his worst year as for shooting%…Although I believe Kemba is playing too much minute, I don’t believe his minutes to drop below 30, nor do I believe he should lose his starting spot to Lin…

    Kemba should be averaging about 31-32mpg and Clifford should increase Lin minute at PG.

  • Maknusia

    lol…I think he is taking multiple avatar! 😉

  • Maknusia

    he is running out of gel?

  • Maknusia

    maybe…but Lin had his sides shaved or trimmed short…unlike Shikamaru has at full length

  • Maknusia

    lolz…that worked!

  • Maknusia

    Joico…work a deal with JLin!

  • KL

    There are real stars and then there are fake stars. How do we tell the difference?

    Any decent player given support, opportunity and a system catered to his strengths would appear to do well.

    To me, it is about the substance or the heart and soul of the player. I also believe that true substance can only be measured against adversity.

    Adversity comes in many forms.

    Adversity is about pressure. When the pressure was up, Harden choked. 2 seasons ago he had maybe 1 good game out of 6 games against Portland. Last season, he had to be benched in crunch time so that the team could win against the Clippers. Yet Lin carried the Rockets to their only 2 wins against Portland when he was allowed to play.

    Advesity is not just pressure. It also includes being marginalised. We have seen guys like Ty Lawson and Lance Stephenson completely crumble when put in the same situation as Lin.

    So Lin is definitely a true star in every sense of the word. Looking forward to the playoffs and next season (Some advice for Lin though – teams that are always wheeling and dealing are usually not good organisations.)

  • Brewkowski

    Thank you Adele for your game summary and pics. It’s nice getting the first hand account but sad to hear that Lin is still not being appreciated for what he brings to the team.

    Like McHale and Byron, they’d play Lin bc they want to win but if they had another player that can do what Lin does, they would replace Lin in a heartbeat.

    I wonder why coaches treat Lin this way? Unless the other players (other than NB and KW) were also getting the feet stomping, screwed up face and yelling treatment also…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • yellowshadow

    just a rumor tho

  • Greg’s article on 8 potential destinations of Jeremy Lin Free Agency Musings, If he Ever Leaves the Charlotte Hornets
    https://twitter.com/Sportige/status/702156680944082945

  • Rick Johnson

    Did his sweat band fall off? How does he keep the hair out of his eyes?

  • No head-band; just purely hair-gel, I think
    That’s why the slick-back style works not to cover his face

  • true, .. it could be a middle-phase or something else.
    Lin gave a shout-out to Spencer Hawes, the hair stylist, for the flowing hair lol

  • golfhacker

    I hope MDA stays in Philly and becomes their head coach. And then they sign Jeremy to be their starting PG. The Sixers have a young team who would benefit from Jeremy’s unselfish play and a coach (MDA) who knows how to utilize the skill set of his players. Anywhere else would be a waste of Jeremy’s potential.

  • just such a long hair that it’s hard to keep down, I think.
    Man, no wonder Lin’s hairstyle has become the NBA talk .. so many things can happen lol

  • There’s a rumor that the Suns might offer MDA a HC job for next season.
    But Nash already rejected the idea. Plus the GM and owner are pretty bad in the Suns.
    I think 76ers would be a better option that the Suns if they stopped tanking.

    Noone knows if 76ers will ask Brett Brown to leave peacefully so MDA can take over.
    It all depends on 76ers ownership which is still a great unknown at this point.

  • CJSHYY
  • Lefon Jang

    Looks good! Personally I like to see him open up his left shoulder a bit more so his shooting arm is directly over his head instead of to the side.

  • orLinaryjoe

    No worries. Byron loses easily. A born gift at losing.

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, he’s still turning his body sideways to get the shot off. Not easy to repeat during an actual game. The elite NBA shooters just need to be facing straight towards the basket, and they can put it in. That is much more repeatable in game situations.

  • Lefon Jang

    What I mean is he should open his shoulder even more to almost 45 degree to the shooting path. See Kobe on the free throw line. His shoulder and his feet are 45 degree open to the left. So when he brings his arm up it’s directly over his head. If the shoulder is too square than the arm goes to the side.

  • blubell
  • Whitman Lam

    Interesting observation. I guess everyone has a different style. I think if it works, just go for it.

  • Lefon Jang

    That’s true. It’s all about repetition.

  • John Focker

    Plus the Suns have already invested in Bledsoe, so no room for Jeremy.

  • DX

    Let’s keep more patience on Lin’s shooting. This is special season, not only he is changing the style but too much energy add on D.

  • golfhacker

    We don’t ever really see Jeremy’s entire practice session. All people seem to video are his 3 point shots. Does he practice midrange shots, floaters? I think he would be better off working on a stop and pop midrange shot (easier and in closer) than jacking up 3 pointers over and over again. Jeremy is basically a “two-trick” pony as far as scoring is concerned – drive for layup or heave a 3 pointer. Let’s face it his role is shooting guard on this team. He is too predictable and no one goes for his pump fakes anymore.

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlotte Hornets PR ‎@HornetsPR
    INJURY REPORT: @hornets
    Hawes (back) and MKG (R shoulder) are OUT. #CHAatCLE
    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/702201306161639424

  • Lefon Jang

    Midrange shot is almost a lost art. Michael Jordan made a living on his midrange shots in the later part of his career. NBA players nowadays prefer the 3s. Why shoot 2 when you can get 3 right?

  • golfhacker

    Yes, Jordan became unstoppable when he developed his midrange game. If Jeremy was a “pure” shooter (and making jump shots consistently), I’d be ok with him jacking up 3s. It’s clear his form is out of whack, so he should take shots closer to the basket and make it easier on himself.

  • cdblue10

    New York is the best place for Lin and their’s is no other city loved him other than NY

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Yes NYC. I believe JLin will end his career in the New York City. Linsanity ends in no better place than where it all started.

  • Acbc

    There is one commonality that almost all athletes share and that is they all tend to have their superstitions. Tennis players don’t step on lines, hockey players don’t shave and almost all players will eat the same foods once they get on a roll.

    Why and how it happens is not an exact science. It’s is never the less a human factor that becomes a crutch of psychological hope that the “flying finger of fate” can be on their side on that day. That’s the power of hope, faith and self belief. The separation between winner and loser at an elite level often comes down to thousandth of a second, a last second 3 like Lilliard’s nail that killed the Rockets, or a Hail Mary that put the Packers into the conference finals.

    No where is this power of the mind so evident as it is in Golf. The game has a built in element of chance because of shifting winds, luck of the draw where you can go out just as the storm blows in, or a bounce left or right can put you into birdie range or into a divot. One constant is that leaders have to deal with more foot prints and divots around the hole more than anyone else. Often an important putt can hinge on a perfect putt being pushed off line by such chance factors.

    Tiger Woods have been making more of these types of important putts than anyone. There’s a slow motion video of Tiger’s putt to get into a playoff against Rocko Mediate in the 2008 US Open. The ball was hopping up and down on the rough surface of the green as it approached the cup. Anyone of those imperfections could have pushed that ball off line and the ball would have lipped out. As Tiger has done so often in his prime, he was able to will that ball into the cup.

    When Tiger lost to journeyman Y.E. yang in the 2009 PGA championship, we can argue that the golf gods had already abandoned him. His personal world was about to implode and karma was about to bite him on course as well. Tiger putted terribly in the final round as nothing fell for him. The dagger was a 75 ft chip for eagle by Yang that was like a punishment from the golf gods against the once indomitable leader of golf who has won almost all his titles when he had the lead going into the final round.

    The power of the human psyche is a powerful force that athletes use to force their destiny upon the events of the game they play. The great ones often seem to have the power to make things happen by using the sheer power of ” the force”.

    When a coach disturbs that human psyche with doubt, distrust and negativity, it gets in the way of that “force”. This was evident in the way MDA gave Lin the nod of confidence when he had the last shot against the Raptors during Linsanity. Lin was able to free flow without hesitation and buried the 3 for the win. In stark contrast is how Mchale handled the last shot Lin had against the Spurs in that 38 pt game Lin had the first year with Houston. Mchale turned away from Lin and transferred his own doubts to Lin instead. MDA lent Lin his positive vibes while Mchale pushed his doubts onto Lin. The results was that Lin messed up the play against Parker and made a turnover while MDA pushed Lin forward and helped him to believe in himself to make the dagger 3 to win.

  • DX

    But the GM and Melo doesn’t.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wow, he can’t miss. Keeps on going, lol. Keep on burning that into the muscle memory.

  • DX

    Hawes still? Maybe he is too sad for the trading.

  • cdblue10

    It doesn’t necessarily the Knicks, Nets is a good destination.Young,Lin and Lopez is a good core to start,they need some shooters and a defensive minded guards and PF that can shoot 3’s

  • cdblue10

    Exactly!!!!!

  • DX

    Yes, Nets need Lin if they want to be in playoff

  • Lefon Jang

    It has a lot to do in the position he’s in. As a corner man he doesn’t have much options. He gets the ball usually when the shot-clock is winding down, so he has to fire that 3. If he’s the primary ball handler than he has more options in his shot selection. Kemba actually shoots quite a few midrange. Now Jordan even though he was not a PG but he handled the ball a lot.

  • cdblue10

    Tony Allen,Galanari and JJ Reddick are available on free agency,they can also get Novak for a minimum vet contract

  • golfhacker

    Fair point. I agree he is playing out of position and frankly, not on the proper team.

  • Lefon Jang

    I think Tiger Woods just had too many girl friends !

  • heart

    Guys/gals, here is the link that gives us clearer ideas of what’s going on behind the scene. The radio interviewer asks about Cliff’s decision making process w/ Cho & MJ.
    At mark 1:15, Cliff pushed to get Lance to be the “third-to-go-type player” w/ AJ and KW.
    At mark 3:06, Cliff has “been involved in everything” since the day he got on the team.
    Mark 3:10, he said, “Frankly, I deal a lot directly w/ Michael.”
    IMO, the 180 degree change of direction from preseason to not allow Lin to run the offense in 2nd unit as pg is answered in this radio clip.
    https://soundcloud.com/wfnz-610-am/steve-clifford-expectations-were-too-high-for-lance-4-20

  • DX

    Don’t know what’s the GM and HC thinking?

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets Wire
    ‏@WireHornets
    hornets: @jlin7 still working hard after practice http://basketball.fastyellowcheetah.com/site/charlotte-hornets/871444/ … #Hornets
    https://twitter.com/WireHornets/status/702214104170168322

  • Dorothy

    Clifford sure is guilty. I never doubt about it. Shame on him.

  • Uh-Oh

    Hahahaha~~
    He shouldn’t marry in the first place if he wants that many gfs.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ever heard of McHale dealing a lot direct with Alexander or BS with the Busses? NO.

    I don’t think this guy even has any respect to Cho, so to him Lin would be meant nothing.

  • heart

    Yep, we have his own words on the tape now. No more doubt.

  • yellowshadow

    bledsoe only played 63% of the games in past 3 seasons and have never made it to the playoffs with the suns. he averages career 11.6pts/4.3ast .

    why that organization thinks he’s the savior is beyond me.

    if lin put up those career numbers as starter haters would be screaming that he’s the worst player the world has ever seen *rolls eyes*

  • heart

    So his change about face on Lin is him w/ MJ’s approval.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Absolutely to protect KW at all cost including lying to Lin face.

  • Lefon Jang

    “…every guy that can’t shoot 3 they have no way of creating spacing for the team…” Very strong message!

  • yellowshadow

    i hope he can work on his floaters more. this is how tony parker is still relevant even after his lower extremities nagging injury robbed a lot of his explosion.

    if he can work on floater, it will make him unstoppable in the paint.

    lots of times he gets offensive charge because he doesnt stop his momentum.

  • Dorothy

    My question to Clifford, why bother lied and signed Lin if his love for Kemba is sooooooo strong?

  • heart

    Probably after seeing how well Lin does in preseason that could threaten KW’s spot. They don’t want to lose face and have to answer to fans/media. Also, their objective probably has been to keep Lin as a “backup” not really to help him resurrect his starter status, IMO.

  • JJ Hui

    And BS coach too!

  • JJ Hui

    And the name BS too!

  • Dorothy

    yep, that is the only reason I can think of. Lin and his inexperienced agent must have learned a huge lesson this time. Really can not think of anything Lin has not faced throughout his 6 years with NBA. Hopefully no one and nothing can fool them again.

  • heart

    Scroll up to hear the radio clip I just posted. It answers the behind-the-scene maneuvers and lots of our questions about Cliff.

  • JJ Hui

    Tq which one?

  • heart

    Yep. May God protect and guide them for the next season contract. And may we see victory in hands!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If he’s honest he would answer Kemba failed since day one we drafted him.

  • Sesshie

    Who knows? Maybe he believed the artificial benching of JLin by other teams and thought JLin could stabilize their bench unit but not good enough to be a starter. For the fourth year straight after 2012, I’m counting down to the end of the season to see if JLin could find himself in a team that could utilize him as a starting PG.

  • heart

    Go to the Top of the page on this thread. REFRESH.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ….and when Kemba took a day off (he picked game vs the Cavs, how smart?) the real Linsanity has shown again.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I have more respect about BS than this coach Clifford. At least with BS he would tell you who he is without showing 2 faces.

  • heart

    Yep. I re-watched the games that KW or NB took a day off, Lin led the whole team played team ball and won. Cav-KW out, Kings-NB out–> this game KW tried to be the hero and broke Daniels’ first final shot. He caused 2OTs until the final winning shot which was passed from Lin to Daniels for 3 to secure the win.

  • Linzen

    Just my opinion, but I think Clifford under estimated Lin, period. He probably thought Lin would come in as a supporting piece to KW and NB. He would be there to run some PNR and shoot some 3’s to “take pressure off” the two stars. Nothing special…
    But he doesn’t know Jeremy is the true leader and star of the team. Just look at the rapid rise of BF1. The most important thing is that fans loved the BF1. And, the media was talking about them… not the starters. That’s when Clifford started jerking Jeremy’s role and minutes around.
    Now, I think he is in a love hate relationship with Lin. He needs Jeremy’s D&O to win. But, he cannot play him too much to outshine the “stars”

    … hahaha good luck coach.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Exactly. Clifford betrayed JLin.

  • your son’s voltaire

    clifford is so narrow minded. most players in the league can shoot the 3 ball. but not every player can create their own shots or else they’d all be Curry. i mean, look at Troy Daniels, Steve Novak, Jimmer Fredette for example. the most important thing is being able to dribble penetrate because not only does that creates shots for yourself, it opens up the whole court which in turn, creates shots for EVERYBODY

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Harden did similar stuff and guess what! Linsanity reload!!

  • your son’s voltaire

    i wish Lin would just ignore clifford from now on and focus on his own stats. putting so much efforts into defense isn’t gonna get him anywhere. once he’s playing for his next team, he’s gonna have to prove himself all over again cus they’re just gonna say he sucks at defense without stats to back it up. the only thing that matters in this league are offensive STATS

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I don’t respect BS and neither do I respect Clifford. Like you said BS less cunning.

  • heart

    Then we have to question his integrity. Lin conveyed to us that Cliff sold him on PnRs, playing his brand of bb, knowing his game, allowing him to play through mistakes and starting besides KW or gave him hope to resurrect his starter status… Remember the time prior to regular season, Cliff expressed to the media about Lin that he can be starter in this league or something to that fact IIRC.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s fine if he underestimated Lin. but when it’s clear that Lin makes the whole team much better and gets them WINS, he should adjust but he isn’t because he’s a weak coach

  • Linzen

    Oh I no longer question his integrity!

  • Sesshie

    That was before he got his coaching contract extended. Maybe it came with some sort of instruction by the big boss.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Spineless coach

  • Linzen

    I don’t doubt he is a weak coach from very early in the season…
    Remember one game when he screamed at big Al about a defensive play? What did Al do? He bark right back at Clifford and threw a tantrum! The next day, clifford said they are all good as is nothing happened. I don’t think Pop (even BS just to cover the whole spectrum) would accept that.

  • your son’s voltaire

    yes, i remember that. very weak coach indeed

  • Linzen

    Maybe it’s one of the conditions, “babysit stars until they are no longer with the team.” 🙂

  • BobbyH

    The thing is Lin is fighting for more PT with his D. Do you think Cliff will play him more than 20 mins if Lin just goes for stats without D effort? Just look at Lamb. More PT means more chances to score, even though he is usually the 5th option on the court.

  • Linzen

    Yup, big Al just scored a basket in the paint. I agree that Clifford just handled the whole thing badly. That’s why I think he is incompetent.
    Don’t scream at the player when they win the game for you. But if you do, just don’t back down like a wimp right away. That’s weak. And that sends a whole different message to the team.

  • PPP

    Bucks should be the ideal team for lin if kidd commits to him. Great potential to go deep in the playoff. Their only weakness is the 3pt fg.

    Cant say the same with Nets or Sixers, teams are too weak in terms of the roster.

    Lin wants to win and he is no longer young.

  • LAJane

    I honestly think it’s not at all accurate to call Lin or his agents “inexperienced”. Half the fan-talk on all the sites is speculation and hopeful scenarios about where Lin could go and be free to do all the things we want for him…and we’re the ones with zero experience at it. Everything we know is bits and pieces we’ve dug out of media scraps, and our own attempts to “read the tea leaves.” The true realities of the behind-the-scenes deal-making and chess-playing are a closed book to us, and to most of the media as well. Unlike us, Lin and his agents have years of actual trench warfare in this treacherous business, looking for the best possible options using information we do not have. The reality is sometimes your options are in fact very limited – few slots available, competing “star” egomaniacs, coaches under the thumb of incompetent management, or with reputations masking old-school or just plain poor skills, etc, etc. I have complete faith in Jeremy and his agents, especially the big one up above.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin was obviously not promised to play ahead of Kemba as the PG, but it looks like Lin was at least promised to play the back-up minutes at PG which is currently not enough.

    Kemba needed to shoot at his career average for Lin to have any chance of displacing him and it is not happening at the moment…Kemba is having his best shooting year while Lin is having a down year as for shooting %….So I don’t think we can make a strong case for starting Lin ahead of Kemba.

    But we can ask for a bit more time at PG for Lin…Kemba is playing close to 40mpg and that is limiting any time for Lin at PG.

  • blubell

    Well said, esp. the last sentence 🙂

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s a catch 22 for Lin. if he plays defense and gets to play 20-25 minutes, he’s still not allowed to play his game and his scoring suffers. but if he just says to h with it all and plays his own game, he will get yanked. at this point, i think there’s really nothing else to lose. besides, it’s hard to yank someone who is scoring 20+ points a game and lead the team to wins, no?

  • BobbyH

    Not really. Up to this point in the season, Cliff will live and die with Walker/Batum. How could Lin score 20 if he rarely touch the ball.

  • Linzen

    Amen. I like the big agent up above!

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s why i suggest that he plays his game.. not deferring to kw/nb all the time. most nba players don’t follow the plans and usually break plays. it works for them if they score and it might change the coaches’ view. they love star players who can score no matter how they do it

  • Lefon Jang

    Well we don’t really want him to be benched with less than 30 games to go. I think he is playing well and getting decent minutes with his offense and his defense. If he can continue with his strong play for the rest of the season and into the playoff it would really open up his options come next year. And if his shots start to fall then we are talking a different ball game! But in the mean time he has to position himself for a better future.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i would say that it’s a low possibility that he will be benched if he reduced his defense a bit and started playing his own game because if Linsanity happens, it will be very difficult for a coach to stop it. and we know that he will still be miles better than half the team in terms of defense. remember, Linsanity happened because Lin started to play his own game and took control of his own destiny

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin needs to play for him if he wants Charlotte to win. period. he can save them from them

  • Lefon Jang

    Linsanity happened because he was given the opportunity to play his own game. It’s different now. But I see he’s getting closer to getting his own gig again.

  • your son’s voltaire

    disagreed. it happened because he took control of the game. MDA was at the cusp of getting fired, his players were injured, he had nothing to lose and put Lin in the game

  • Briiick

    After Lin leaves, no one cares about Cliff and his talks anymore.

  • heart

    Will see if teams game plan against KW to double team him? We have not seen that at all. We see teams adjust, game plan and double team Lin all the time.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That kind of minutes starts piling up and it could be dangerous to the health of a basketball player. I figure Clifford would continuously use Kemba and Kemba with high minutes. Batum got hurt in a long stretch after then Lin also got hurt too and the team was in trouble and got into a losing streak until MKG came back. Now MKG is out. This team needs healthy players to succeed specially Lin’s health.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I figure Lin will be sought after this season.
    There are teams who will offer Lin a bigger role than in Charlotte.
    When Lin is gone, the Charlotte will fall back to ground zero. The lack of depth in Hornets will cost them in the future.

  • heart

    Yep. Whichever team Lin is a part of usually gets national attention from the media/NBA/fans at large. Hornets players need to smart up, they want to play well w/Lin. Daniels got NBA attention after Lin passed him that winning shot in Rox playoff game.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i realized you are content with the way Lin is being used. thats good if you dont believe in his basketball abilities. but a lot us of beleive in him and will support him no matter what

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure.

  • the current role is actually not that bad for Lin to post some stats.

    Lin’s getting PT by providing defense, some playmaking + offense. Had Lin not miss some bunnies in the 2nd half (or get blocked by Lopez), he’d have 17-19pts instead of 11pts. That’s why he said he missed some shots that he usually will make but he’s not worried about it.

    I think he’s confident that he gets his PT through his defense. Then he’ll provide more offense when he doesn’t have to worry about being yanked.

    Lin knows his playmaking is reduced to 20% with Kemba/Batum being the featured playmakers but he knows he has enough to contribute with the rest of his offense & strong D. He just needs to wait for the right opportunity when his playmaking is needed more

  • adele

    Yes. But he is still doing the right thing. Help his new team mates and being a friend to the under dog team mates. Amazing!

  • adele

    Very true because people always look at the hard prints and not much on intangibles.

  • cdblue10

    There is no difference with his role in Houston and with this current team,at least in Houston he was allowed to play his game when game was on the line ,we just hate Houston so much because of the fan base and the direct insults coming from his coach but at least Mchale doesn’t lied,he just chosen Harden to be the franchise player.And I absolutely agree with the last statement.

  • adele

    If you are known for your defense, you will always be a second class player. A journey man and even just a helper to the so called stars.

  • steven ko

    Like to get you guys opinion as to why Jeremy has been so poor this year on his catch and shoot opportunities. Is it extra energy spent on defense? A lack of rhythm from inconsistent touches on offense? Most guys in the league have to play off the ball. With most teams, the offense usually revolves around two guys touching the ball the most on offense (e.g. OKC, Clippers (Blake and CP3), Chicago (DRose and JButler), etc.) so to make it in this league, C & S skills are vital since most players have to play off the ball. Hope JLin can pick up his shooting percentage before season’s end…

  • adele

    To help Kemba

  • Yascar

    Well said. I’ve also been misinterpreted to mean I want Lin to settle in a back up role. That’s not true at all. It appears you have to hate the Hornets and if you don’t, you don’t want Lin to succeed, no in between. I don’t know that much about the business of basketball but I know it’s not that black or white.

    Lin is not in an ideal situation but I’m not sure that exists in the NBA. Charlotte appears to have been his best option last summer and he’s committed to the team this season, for better or worse. Let the drama begin in the summer.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nobody here asked you to bog down in Cliff isn’t treating Lin well. Just stop calling out fans here what they think because you have different opinions then cried that us mistaken that you not choosing to be negative.

  • Joe what do you know

    My guess is you are self-employed or freelancing? It’s hard to come to a conclusion of any possibility that you might be working in a corporate system, with the things you’re wanting JLin to do…

  • HOU is more evil than CHO because McHale and the HOU media NEVER gave credit to JLin’s defense & contribution. I would never forget how McHale didn’t say anything after JLin gave a string of shutdown D games to make Tony Parker, Jrue Holiday, Conley look really bad. Clifford is better in this case by praising JLin’s defense. The media would follow the coach’s assessment.There were praised earlier but soon they disappeared because only Harden was supposed to be praised.

    People quickly forget how HOU didn’t acknowledge JLin’s defense and contribution because Harden wants PBev to start next to him so no credit can be made for JLin’s defense because it made people questioned the decision to start PBev for his defense. The main reason was because Harden didn’t want to share the spotlight with JLin even when JLin would pass the ball to Harden. Harden was simply jealous of JLin and coaches followed along to ruin JLin’s reputation.

    I would never forget that so that’s why I’m 100% opposed of JLin going back to HOU.

    “Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?”

    Never go back to a jealous co-worker & a boss who never believes in your potential.
    It’s like Cinderella wanting to go back to her evil step-mom and step-sisters just because they offered some shelter =D

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin has committed but the coach has not. In fact he went back on his own words. Many here understand that this summer if he goes free agency, his defensive stats won’t show to other GMs, only his off the bench and inconsistent minutes/points will. If he does not play for himself too, he won’t get better hope than where he at now.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just look at the last 5 winning straight games alone, Lin was the reason they won.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because you set a very low standard for Lin that’s why.

  • heart

    Basically lots of changes that he has to overcome– 1) Changed to NEW shooting form/style over the summer; 2) Needs adjustment period and in-game repetitions for muscle memory; 2) Constant changes in role & minutes; 3) Spends lots of energy on Defense; 4) Plays out-of-position, mostly SG, sometimes SF/PF; 5) Does not get many touches/-passes from PG particularly; 6) Does not receive screens nor set plays; 7) Gets treated like a kid on court, constant micromanaging, yelling; no autonomy to play his game, no PnRs, no support, injury….?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ….and the list goes on and one….

  • Linzen

    I absolutely want Lin to go out and shoot the ball 35 times like AD. But I know that he is playing for God (not even Charlotte), and he is ALWAYS playing the right way. So yeah, he is not going to go out and play for Lin. And he is not going to chase stats. This may hurt his stock in the Summer. But that’s just the way he is and that’s the boy we root for.

  • Linzen

    It still angers me to think that HOU is the one who put the “poor defender” label on Lin. They wanted to pump up Harden, fine. There was absolutely NO NEED to put down Lin. Absolutely NONE.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We all root for Lin even he only plays 1 min. But rooting is one thing and supporting the obstacle coach always in his way is another.

  • Joe what do you know

    I’m amazed at how people are so forgetful. I’m wondering why there are people saying Houston days are better than this year for JLin. If you compare objectively, you have to take in to consideration that Houston days are immediately after NYK Linsanity period where general perception across the mass population of Lin is that “he is good and can do all those things”. Therefore these kind of perception will affect his role when he first went to Houston. Fans want to see him on the court so of course he’ll legitimately get more opportunity from the coach. What I’m talking about is not due to his skills and ability but the demand and perception of casting Lin as one of the main roles on the team. With more opportunities comes better stats, so I’m not gonna go into details on that.

    Looking at present, he just escaped the dreadful Lakers year and perception of him outside we die hard Lin fans are much lower than his Linsanity days. So the demand and acceptance of him being the main core of a team, as a result, is not there. Kudos to Charlotte, he is getting a pretty good role on the team in relation to his general perception of “being a backup to Ronnie Head of Snake Price”. So to say that Houson was treating Lin better than Charlotte is right now, is incomprehensible.

    Just to stress again, the opinion I wrote in this paragraph about Lin is my impression on the “general public perception” of him. Not my own. I still see that Hornets can put more of their trust in Lin and thus give him a more important role hereforwards. But I just can’t stand seeing ppl forget how dreadful those Houston days were to Lin. Especially their fan base and media….

  • I would agree that that the 4 biggest changes are:
    1. Not handling the ball as PG. He’s a rhythm shooter so it affects him very much
    2. Inconsistent PT.
    3. NEW shooting form/style
    4. Expended energy on defense

    The perplexing question is why his shooting stats is a lot better when he started in 11 games (41.5% 3FG)?
    I’d say No 1 and 2 play the biggest part here.

    All of this point to valuable feedback for JLin to choose a new team next season:
    1. Who will let him handle the ball as PG?
    2. Who will give him consistent PT?

    Then we might have a good stats close to his starter stats (17.8pts/4.8asts with 45.6 FGM% & 41.5 3FGM% in 35MPG)

  • Yascar

    His reputation took a battering in Houston and LA. He’s actually gone a long way in repairing that at Charlotte, with or without the coach. I don’t think Lin will ever not play for the team and just pad his stats. But this is his journey, and we’ll see.

  • yes, McHale can easily praise JLin’s defense but the whole org kowtow-ed to Harden’s demand.

    Wasn’t there 1 incident when Harden got so mad to Lin he threw a chair in his direction that teammates had to stop him? We never got a lot of detail but there were tweets about it

  • Linzen

    I would never support the coach who alienates/limits our boy.
    I’m just looking at this from Lin’s perspective. He always plays ball the right way. He always respects his coach (even BS and McHale). So, no matter how bad I want him to go F-it mode and chuck the ball, I’m just afraid he won’t do it.

  • cdblue10

    As I said there was no difference between Houston and Charlotte, my point was he was allowed to play his game when game was on the line and the mistreatment on Lin was really obvious but if you compare games to games, Lin was more practically used in Houston than this team,Lin just improved his game to the next level where Clifford was force and left no choice to used him to win games.This is only my observations and nothing to do or whatsoever that I want him to go back in that team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Here is what you’re missing, Lin was traded to LA, not on his own will. Even that he was a starter at first…

    In Charlotte, he sacrificed and took a pay cut with the hope and promises that he will be playing his styles of basketball and will be allowed to play through his mistakes…..all that were taken 180 on the first game of the season.

  • Linzen

    Really??? I didn’t know this!
    It must had happened when they played 1-on-1. hahaha…. Lin scored too many points on him :)))))

  • Jim

    never was a fan of clifford but why is everyone going off on him now?
    missed about a week of basketball

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He won’t because he couldn’t and not allowed to. When got the rebound then hand it to KW or Batum then quick run to the corner? I can’t support that kind of treatment.

  • LinMad

    I read @adele’s observations and I can understand what she is saying cause I do see Cliff yelling and treating Lin unfairly compared to his “favorite” players. Even though I haven’t been to a game this season, I can see it on TV. I’ve seen Cliff punch the air because of Lin’s mistake. I’ve seen smoke coming out his ears too. It’s weird how critical he is on Lin but when Batum gets 11 TOs or Kemba shoots the team to a lost, it’s all okay. If anything, Cliff should be happy that Lin plays defense well last game and was a be factor in winning the game. Everyone else was so focused on the offense end of the court, Lin was doing his thing on the other end.

  • PPP

    Its ineteresting that there are some die hard lin fans want lin to play selfish in order to pad the stats to get a better contract next season while lin himself wants to play team ball to help his team to win games and get into the playoff this season and leave the future to gods hand.

  • LinMad

    It’s just how it is when you see your favorite player get kicked over and over again every season.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Glad you pointed that out. Cliff did not keep his promises. At least JLin was paid handsomely in Houston and Lakers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s what he thought this is where he would repair his reputation. But wow run to the corner definitely not the journey he wanted.

  • PPP

    Leave it to god, as lin said. God has a plan, haha.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Where were you all this time?

  • Pete Roces

    I don’t even watch hornets play before Lin join the team.

  • Jim

    away

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I see. You probably didn’t notice how dissatisfied the fans were with Cliff as to his treatment of JLin right after Preseason.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Here it is….”has nothing to do with the coach”.

  • cdblue10

    I hate Houston as I hate Charlotte but if you compare games between his tenure with Houston and Charlotte…Houston actually let him play more practically compare to this team.

  • Linzen

    Of course. That sucks! I don’t like it one bit either. Hope you know that from my past posts.
    But let’s say, hypothetically, Lin was allowed to do whatever for one game (actually that happened in the CAVS game), what would he do? I think he would play the “right way” beautifully, score and assist to help the team, but still within the system.
    That’s what I’m trying to get at… not supporting the coach at all.

  • LinMad

    we’ve been on him for quite awhile.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes he did played a lot of PG position even with Harden on the floor. His assists and PPG were better in Houston.

  • yes, people tend to forget bad things and only remember the good parts from the past.

    I’m a simple person with simple logic.
    2012 JLin created Linsanity in NY by having the ball in his hands in MDA system
    2013-14 Harden Diva-ball took the ball from JLin. Even worse, McHale/media never praised JLin’s D so Bev can start so Harden doesn’t share spotlight with Lin.
    2014-15 Kobe took the ball from JLin since he can’t shoot and despised Lin & Boozer criticizing his diva game.
    2015-16 Lin came to the Hornets as Kemba’s backup. Not ideal but so far he got 11 starting games to impress NBA teams that he can start. Clifford delivered some promise but not other (PnR + play through mistakes) so it’s 60-40

    My conclusion is JLin needs to find a place that will give the ball in his hands like in 2012 (MDA or others) to reach his full potential. Hornets is a bit better than Rockets & Lakers but far from the Knicks.

    I have no problem acknowledging there are some positives in the Hornets but it still doesn’t suit Lin’s strength as a PG with great court-vision who needs the ball in his hands. If there is a starting PG in a non-tanking team with a coach who believes in him, he should take it. Even the Hornets fans would understand that. All NBA players want to start.

    Am I being too simple?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Haha like an old school head master waiting to jump at you …

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Yascar

    His reputation is being repaired as we speak. He’s actually being recognized for his defense, the very reason why he was benched in both Hou and LA. He’s seen as a valuable player. He used to run to the corner in both these teams too but he had a coach, media and fans who bad mouthed him all the way. We’ll never know if all of this happened if he had gone to another team but he chose this team with eyes wide open. He’s been through tougher challenges before. Jeremy will be fine.

  • Linzen

    It shows that Cliff is a weak coach. He CANNOT correct anyone like KW, NB, AL,… on his team. You know the team will go nowhere with a coach like this.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin has never started in a single game with Batum and KW. Thanks for injuries. Lin started all 82 games in his first season there in Houston and until the chess injury in playoff.

    Not that people forget bad things in the past psalm234, the current problem is just there happening.

  • Joe what do you know

    No. Psalm, you said things exactly the way I see it. Thanks!! Hornets is not ideal, but at the end of the day, better than Rockets.

  • sws94

    He started the Philly game with both on the court. And, he wasn’t utilized well in that lineup.

  • cdblue10

    Prolly we’re the only two people see that,but if we’re just talking about plain basketball w/o outside circumstances definitely he had a better spot compare to Charlotte.

  • yes, I understand HOU had to rely on Lin on the playoff but also to a limit (Lin benched in the final play of Lilard’s shot over Parsons). Still there were no praises from McHale so that was pretty bad since HOU fans still blamed Lin for 1-2 games. They didn’t remember Harden didn’t play well at all going to the hookah bar in Portland during playoff.

    McHale might be a bit better in utilizing JLin but worse in giving praises/credit to Lin
    Clifford might be worse in giving PT and consistent role to JLin but he praised him and gave a little more chances to shine (Cavs & Raptors game)

    Both are not ideal but personally I’d give Clifford 60-40 advantage over McHale.
    I don’t like how McHale always called him a kid, meteoric Linsanity phenomenon, ranting Lin wanting to score 28pts/10TOs, etc.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You really believe the excuse they benched him in Houston and LA because of his D?

    BTW, his reputation is nowhere near called repairing.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ok 1 out of what?

  • Thanks, we share the same perspective =)
    I begin to doubt myself if I’m the only one thinking that way.

    Seems like Lin fans can gravitate to the extreme side. I begin to wonder why some wants to go back to HOU and why some hates the Hornets so much =)
    For me, the Hornets is just a nice stepping-stone when JLin can also experiment with his hairstyle lol

  • sws94

    Doesn’t matter, you said none. He did that one.

  • sws94

    He’s established he’s a great defensive player in Charlotte. I don’t know the future. It’s full of possibilities.

  • cdblue10

    He just came off from an injury at that time but he played better basketball as the season goes on.

  • go above and see adele’s “featured comment” report of what she saw in the game. and that got people moving to report seeing similar things. but i think the post from adele was a bit spark.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Congratulation

  • sws94

    Meh.

  • true, Lin should see what his best offers are available in the off-season.

    If no NBA team want to offer starting PG with the ball in his hands (not Knicks triangle offense who doesn’t need PG), then the Hornets would be a nice backup plan.

    Sadly, if noone wants to offer Lin starting PG chance, I think NBA definitely has serious discrimination issue. There’s no way JLin’s starting stats can’t compete with Ish Smith/Larkin and even DRose’s stats.

  • Yascar

    His reputation is better than it’s been in the last 2-3 years. It’s not fully repaired I agree but he’s in a better position this summer than he was in the last one.

    The defense was the excuse. Now that excuse is no longer valid. He’s repaired that part going forward.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As a fan when I see how JLin is treated in Hornets, I just want to leave Hornets when the season is over. Having said that I still respect JLin to choose team that he thinks best for him. Personally I don’t want to see him to return to Rox. If he chooses to stay in Hornets, I will probably not watch games except highlights at times. There are few coaches that I may want him to play for but who knows what happens in few months time. Not going to worry that until the season is over.

  • sws94

    Knicks need a PG. But that triangle thing won’t work. Lin/Portzinges would be a great tandem.

  • Jim

    not like this

  • martan267

    Yep- Clifford has NO integrity to question. ZIP. NADA.

    As anyone that has mistreated/lied/deceived JLin, he will get bitten by Karma and he will get his just desserts.

    Coach Smart- fired.
    Coach Woodson- fired.
    Coach McHale- fired.
    Coach BS- reviled and disrespected by sports writers and his own team (soon to be fired in the future).

    What do you think will happen to Coach Clifford?

  • Yascar

    Extreme is the way I would say it as well. If your opinion is in between, it’s almost like you’re a hater which is so untrue.

    I actually agree with your points.

    But you know what we’re all guessing here right? The truth is out there and we’re all in for the ride.

  • Jim

    Yah, lin is on a short leash but now theres more anger

  • Jim

    I see. Thank you

  • David Kim

    The 76ers were prepared to make major changes to their roster to get a coveted point guard at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

    The team offered packages that included some combination of shooting guard Nik Stauskas, point guard Ish Smith, a player with an expiring guaranteed contract and a 2016 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for point guard Dennis Schroder, according to multiple league sources.

    Former Sixer JaKarr Sampson was said to be player with the expiring contract in the deal. According to NBA rules, Smith could not have been part of a multi-player deal since he had been acquired by the Sixers fewer than 60 days before. But he could have been traded alone in a second deal.

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20160224_Sources__Sixers_came_close_to_big_trade_with_Hawks.html#MTW8VtUE387Kz5ti.99

    that means sixers is not that high on ish smith?
    i think lin is better than Dennis Schroder.

  • Joe what do you know

    Whether Lin was traded to LA or not wasn’t even close to the main focus. It’s the expectation on him when he first joint a team, the development of his role within that team, and how team fans and media of the city react to those development thereafter. All these are indications of whether Lin was being appreciated or not. Lakers by far, on average, was his lowest of low career point. The fans there didn’t really appreciate him, although not as bad as Houston fans. The LA media is constantly moving their camera away from Lin’s good performance to cover Kobe despite knowing basketball fans will all puke seeing how bad Kobe was. You can see clearly that Lin was emotionally drained and taken a pretty nasty hit on his self confidence. It was so evident that I can hardly believe any Lin fans would’ve missed that vibe.

    Yes, Hornets is no ideal. There were promises that weren’t being honoured. But can we see Lin as frustrated as he was back in LA? Being on starting position first then gets replaced by a 4th string washed up journeyman is better than his current situation? To me that’s an ultimate defamation towards Lin.

  • Good assessment of Hornets system. Not strong in PnR with weak big men doesn’t fully take advantage of Lin’s PnR strength. Clifford just doesn’t trust Hansbrough. It’s not an ideal system for JLin’s PnR as you said.

    With Kobe, he made a 180 degree turnaround from being a mentor to hating Lin after Game 10 when Lin & Boozer criticized him after GSW game then there’s no more warmth. Then Game 20 came the benching time. I had to admire JLin’s bravery to speak his mind. If he stayed silent, Kobe would’ve taken him under his wing in the Dark empire. JLin refused to step over to join the Dark side 🙂

  • David Kim

    so you will choose Dennis over lin if you are GM?

  • Joe what do you know

    What is “more practically”? There was Harden trying to prove his supremacy in his first “Alpha year”. There was McHale putting a very tight lease on Lin, pulling him off the court as soon as he makes a mistake or not deferring to Harden…. These are all I can think of on top of my head

  • heart

    You should scroll down to listen to Cliff’s own words on the WFZN 610 radio show interview and judge for yourself.

  • I’ve read some articles that Ish might not be a long-term PG solution.
    His Feb stats (10.8p/6.42 with 36.3% FGM, 9.1% 3FGM) is getting worse than Jan (15.5p/8.1a with 39% FG, 27% 3FG)

    So not surprising if they tried to get Schroder. Good thing they didn’t get him.
    It would be harder for Lin be recruited with Schroder being there.

    Ish Smith Game log
    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/gamelog/_/id/4305/ish-smith

  • Linzen

    I always think the turn point was when they both scored the same points in a game, but JLin were picked as the player of the game. Too bad I cannot remember what game.

  • Joe what do you know

    There are some extreme ones. And there are the mobs will join in as long as there are blood to be spilled. This is what modern Internet forum is like I’m afraid. I just like to keep my own emotion in check. Hats off to you for moderating this site. I can just switch off if I find this site becoming too obnoxious, but you have to run it so….

  • cdblue10

    I’m pretty aware of that and I’ve seen all the games but if you tell me that he’s treated better in terms of basketball sense on this team then we probably have nothing to talk about.Lin is just playing more on this team due to injuries and also Clifford didn’t expect him to improved his defense tremendously this season that he has no choice to insert him on critical games.Then tell me,if the players on this team are healthy can he have a playing time of 20-28 mins.?

  • james brown

    i just like to reiterate this because it send a true message for JLIN and his followers:

    “I have no problem acknowledging there are some positives in the Hornets but it still doesn’t suit Lin’s strength as a PG with great court-vision who needs the ball in his hands. If there is a starting PG in a non-tanking team with a coach who believes in him, he should take it. Even the Hornets fans (even JLIN’s own fans..if i may add) would understand that. All NBA players want to start.

    Am I being too simple?”

    and my answer to your question is Yes, for Jlin just want to Play because he loves playing good basketball!

  • David Kim

    I hope this is wrong if MDA decides to stay at sixers. Dennis for Max?? LOL whose idea is this?

    Atlanta ultimately decided to keep Schroder, their standout backup. However, a source expects the Sixers and Hawks to revisit trade talks for him during the NBA draft on June 23.

    Schroder is signed to the end of the 2016-17 season. The Hawks have the option to offer him a qualifying offer for $3.8 million in 2017-18. A source said that the Sixers are prepared to sign him a maximum-salary deal.

    Only 22, the Sixers believe he can lead them at a high level well into the future. The third-year veteran out of Germany is one of the league’s top up-and-coming talents. He has improved to the point that the Hawks considered trading starting point guard Jeff Teague to make room for Schroder.

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20160224_Sources__Sixers_came_close_to_big_trade_with_Hawks.html#MTW8VtUE387Kz5ti.99

  • That might be a contributing factor but knowing Kobe history, he always took it personally when someone dares to criticize him so he will make their life miserable (Smush, Shaq, Howard)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    5 years smarter.

  • james brown

    stepping stone is the right term for it..and JLIN knew that he needs Hornets to get to where he is going.

  • james brown

    well Jlin mentioned that houston best suited his game rather than lakers and even before FA of this season

  • Linzen

    Schroder is just a bigger Walker. A speedy chucker.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You can’t ignore the most important fact that Lin was traded there mainly for the first pick from Houston. Of course they hope Lin’s service would workout for LA too but Kobe is just as bad as Harden.

    LA did not promise Lin anything and in fact they paid him $15m so no one can’t really be angry at LA. They took the risk on the trade but didn’t workout. That’s the end.

  • Lin is definitely better than Schroder

    If you look at the starter vs reserve stats for him, his shooting % went down when matched against mostly starters
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/schrode01/splits/2016/

    Lin stats are significantly better as starters than as reserve.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/splits/2016/

    Schroder would make a perfect Lin backup

  • Joe what do you know

    I’ve said in my opening and subsequent posts. It’s the overall experience I’m focusing on. Not purely on basketball side of things. I’ve also said, Houston situation was coming off a ride on Linsanity. Charlotte situation was straight after disfunctional Lakers year. Different starting point in terms of general perception of JLin. That would more or less affect how willing a coach or FO put their trust in a player INITIALLY.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You should focus on the problem of current situation not the past.

  • 🙂 it’s definitely not easy .. At times I wonder if it’s worth the time & effort but hopefully it slowly brings some positive influence

  • your son’s voltaire

    certain players can get by as a definsive player but not Lin cus as we have all seen it before, the nba isnt exactly fair to him. even if he plays excellent defense on this team, it all gets erased next season and people / coaches / gm / analysts will go right back to bashing Lin’s defense

  • TTNN

    You forgot Lin was starter because “he is the only one healthy” in Lin’s word.

    Price was starting in preseason, and Price was injured thus can’t play on opening night……

  • TTNN

    You guys forgot games when Lin was playing 14 min as a starter……

  • Linzen

    I see. I guess I don’t know him at all… never followed him… and never liked him. 🙂

  • your son’s voltaire

    im neither but i am successful in the corporate world even though ive faced lots of discrimination. why else do u think i suggest Lin take control of his own destiny? dont be satisfied being someone else’s doormat especially when you are as talented as you are. if you let them step on you, then they will continue to do it

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Price played 27 min first game, 30 min second game and on and on.

  • sws94

    He had an existing contract for $15m. Lin negotiated his contract to what it is now.

    I think LA’s treatment of a lot of players was despicable. Lin wasn’t the only one but it was very disrespectful. I totally disagree that Lin is being mistreated here nor do I think he was promised anything. He’s not being utilized to the best of his abilities here, but he’s not mistreated. And no, I don’t think Clifford yells at him or mistreats him. I’ve heard Clifford say great job Jeremy more than I’ve heard anything negative from him. Clifford is hard on Lamb and was hard on PJ. And he had a very famous going ballistic on Big Al early in the season. Lin isn’t singled out badly from Clifford.

    As for Kemba and Batum, they can get Cliff fired. Everyone should remember that some players you practically don’t go after publicly unless you’re Pop because the big players can get coaches fired and do.

  • Sophie Paris

    I leave it to Lin ^^

  • A lot of times is the limited communication in the Internet forums.
    Then as fans we have different expectations so when it’s not met, we’re bound to be disappointed

    I think as long as fans trust & support JLin will do his best for his own career, I think we’ll be okay.
    As fans, we’re not privy to the internal decision (i.e. why no Mavs, bad options in Memphis, Nets, etc.) so it’s hard for us to get complete information to decide what might be best.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he should reduce his efforts on defense a bit and it would still be a significant contribution on the defensive end. focus more on offense and running the team his way will help his stats and the team win more games

  • sws94

    And sat for whole 4th quarters.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We are not discussing game by game. We speak by the season and location.

  • I don’t blame you .. If you read the Colorodo rape story in wiki, your blood might be boiling
    Without basketball, he will be known as a predator. But that’s the world that we live now :[

  • cdblue10

    My stance is very clear,I hope he won’t come back on this team next year and I don’t want to see him in Houston either.Need to find a team where he can utilized his game better.And I’m a greedy fan I want to see him steering his own team not a role player and not a back up player.

  • ok, thank you.

    Perhaps I will feature it temporarily so Lin fans might fight less =)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

  • exel

    If I’m the Sixers GM, I would probably pick Shroder over Lin. Shroder’s age is the big factor here, because Shroder, Okafor, Embiid, Noels, and whoever they get with their low lottery pick this year, will all enter their prime at the same time. And by then you know who are the ones you keep and who are the ones you get rid of. They’ll be able to develop that core for a few years. Jeremy will be 31-32 by the time that happens.

  • cdblue10

    I’m a very simple fan,I just want him to steer his own team as a PG,not a back up player nor a role player.

  • sws94

    That’s cherry picking and I don’t see Cliff yelling here anyway. There are plenty times Lin has been complimented by Clifford during a game as well. If you look at the Lin highlights you can see it. Especially defensive plays.

  • Joe what do you know

    Then we do share the same wish for Lin. Just know, I don’t want him to end his career in the current situation but I do see this as a part of the process. 90% of NBA players went through it. Our difference lie in our patience I guess

  • heart

    Thank you for this site Psalm. I truly appreciate it.

  • Yascar

    The move to go after Schroeder might mean they are more committed to a long rebuild than in a win-now mode, depending on how they ultimately utilize him. Interesting times for the Sixers.

  • you’re welcome. Managing this site makes me appreciate my vacation days even more LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    “Of course everybody wants to start” Jeremy Lin

  • Yascar

    In that case, I’m simpler than you. I just want him to be happy, whatever that means for him.

  • Yascar

    Funnily enough, I think that was the game against the Hornets. The avatar Jeremy uses and this site uses on Twitter is I think from a pic in that game that is photoshopped with him in Hornets uniform.

  • cdblue10

    Different perspective but still a fan.For me,I hope and pray that I’ll be more happier as a fan,he’ll be more happier as a player and find a team that he can call it as a home.

  • your son’s voltaire

    agreed. and i would like for him to take control of his own destiny. never let someone else dictate it

  • your son’s voltaire

    i guess that is very personal to each individual and how they interpret what God planned for them. God gives them the tools but it is really up to that person to carry out God’s plans. my guess, but i dunno, really

  • sport

    I hope he discusses this with MDA. Quite frankly adding Lin will make them instant contenders and MDA should be aware of this to push for signing Lin to max!

  • Uh-Oh

    Yep. Yep. Yep. Until you try your best then you can say leave it to God. Or leave it to fate.

  • sport

    Because only high stats can show he’s a star and starting PG. Averaging 10-12 PPG isn’t much to rave out and most GM don’t look at stats close enough just the scoring. Also what teamball? When was the last team that played “real” teamball where Lin was on? Only high scoring PPG will give no excuse for coach and GM to not treat him as a starter. Certainly you wouldn’t bench someone averaging 20+ for the season.

  • your son’s voltaire

    a person will never be happy if they don’t try their best

  • Linzen

    Really???!!! That would be super awesome!

  • leeda harun

    so basically lin =ginobili type of player

  • sport

    Dude stop with the Ginobili role! No one wants to be 6th man when he can be the starting PG! Not to mention Gino was benched because Parker was a better PG! There’s no doubt that Lin is by far miles better than the starting PGs who are cuddled and allowed to chuck countless times with 40+ minutes!

  • leeda harun

    Maybe MDA is happy in Sixers.

  • sws94

    That’s my opinion. I’m no stopping with it. I think if starting PG is not available for a team Lin is happy with, this is the next best alternative. And I think it is more stable than starting PG. It’s not backup, it’s alternative starter in my opinion.

  • sws94

    That’s how a lot in the NBA view him in my opinion. Houston and Charlotte already have used him as such.

  • Alain Gervais

    He already has the Ginobli role. Although it hasn’t been consistent. Its not really a leap to say You want him in Ginobli role when he currently has that position. Starting PG is still the goal. Always hope for the best. Prepare for the worst which is the Ginobli role. If he is stuck in that role id hope it was more consistent. MKG coming back mean there is no chance Lin comes back. Unless Cliff changes his mind which we never had enough games to see if it would happen. Anyways starting still the top priority

  • Uh-Oh

    No one wants to be a back up. I firmly believe that. No one will be happy as a back up if they have the capabilities as a star! Who wants to be a back up singer, or a sport player when they can step up front to the stage and let people see their talent and shine? No one. I firmly believe that.
    I truly hope what you hope too.

  • your son’s voltaire

    not to mention, Ginobili is a SG and he gets to play his role as a SG off the bench without being limited. although Lin can play as a SG, he’s at his best as a PG and the team would be much better off with him at the PG

  • leeda harun

    If LIN get the sixth man award only than I guess he is a sixth man /back up pg.

  • Rick Johnson

    Pete Guelli
    ‏@PeteGuelli
    These are 2 of the cooler giveaways we have done. March 4 & 12. Need to keep that home court advantage going.
    https://twitter.com/PeteGuelli/status/702294569103175681

  • Alain Gervais

    I think he will finish Regardless. He is too good for a team not to use him. Small lineups is the new thing thx to spurs and GSW. Lin will close if given a full chance to Compete. The difference between me and you is i expect him to finish and play the ignoble role good. It isn’t a goal. Starting is.

  • leeda harun

    Nice gifts 🙂

  • TTNN

    yeah, for the season when Lin started training camp and coach said he haven’t watch Lin’s game tape yet……

  • leeda harun

    The real issue is that in the nba there is starters and benches or there a star player and role player and there is pg and back up pg..lol

  • sws94

    Lin is not in any real category here. If you ask most NBA fans, Lin is a role player. But at times he looks like an all-star. So they say when he does, it’s Linsanity for that game. So Lin is a role player that is a star player when he plays on the Linsanity level.

    These games mostly happen in spot starts but it can happen from the bench as well.

    I’m beyond caring what he’s called or what others say. I don’t need him to be a star. I think he’s a strong, impact player and I love what he brings to the game when he’s in his flow. That’s all that matters.

  • leeda harun

    He can plan and work the plan but in the end only God know what is best for him. That is why he is always grateful and thankful to God

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin is far from being used like Ginobili. and even if you’re not looking at positions, everyone else is.. fans, coaches, et cetera. on paper, when a lineup is set, the players usually end up guarding his respective position. so point about you not caring about position is moot

  • sport

    Not looking at other positions other than starting is selling JLin short. If JLin’s goal is to be starting PG then why even think it’s ok for him to take roles that are unfairly pushed on him? After these past seasons it’s obvious Lin will continue to be pushed aside as bench player to not outshine the “stars”. This is exactly why Lin shouldn’t take any less than a starting PG role next season!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    EXCELLENT POINT.

  • Yascar

    My daughter would love the stuffed Hornet thing. As for me, I like the JLin bobblehead. 😀

  • Knowing JLin, he probably knew he can supply the defense after missing MKG to win 1st.

    I’d love for him to run the offense more. Hopefully as his shooting gets even better, Clifford will give more chances to run teamball to close the games.
    I love JLin’s confidence at the moment. He’ll have more great games, I think

  • sport

    Stuff Hornet looks kinda of creepy and sinister. O.o

  • your son’s voltaire

    if Lin was playing for an established system, for a genius coach like Pop, and with teammates like Duncun, Parker, Green, et cetera, then yea, i wouldn’t mind for him to play SG for THEM. but the hornets are the exact opposite LOL

  • your son’s voltaire

    but those eyes.. how can anyone resist?

  • leeda harun

    I dont know about Pop but i think he doesnt like lin

  • your son’s voltaire

    maybe, maybe not. but i do think Pop is fair and will value a player for the contribution he brings to the team. even so, we’ve all seen how all of Lin’s previous coaches have heaped praises on Lin before stabbing him in the back..

  • your son’s voltaire

    you opinion that you’re not selling Lin short. our opinion that you are selling LIn short. we believe he’s much more than a backup SG

  • leeda harun

    Nah..pop didnt try hard enough to get him and pop get jimmer instead.i guess pop like european players more

  • your son’s voltaire

    probably because they didn’t think they could have afforded Lin since they’ve already signed LMA and then got Davis West on the cheap. like a lot of other teams, no one expected Lin to sign with charlotte for peanuts

  • james brown

    then you also believe that hornets coach cater batum and KW because he knew that he can be fired by these two players and practicing double standards then.

  • Yascar
  • leeda harun

    No. Lin in his fifth year. surely pop the genius knew what is best for his team.. Now and the future.

  • sws94

    No. I think he will because of that condition. I don’t believe he should cater to anyone. But that’s not the realities of professional sports.

  • james brown

    then you are also cherry picking those times that cliffs compliment JLIN? selecting is cherrypicking too..just accept that cliff’s like to give JLIn advices (somewhat in a disgust just like in the video above) on court whenever he doesn’t comply to cliffs play or an error while cliff doesn’t do that to other player named KW and Batum, and Also Cliff sometimes praise JLIN when he has good games, especially on defense.

  • your son’s voltaire

    people are disagreeing with your so called bullet points because to them, it’s flawed. you put out opinions as if they’re facts and expect people to believe them as such. you argue that people don’t respect your opinion but you’re doing the exact same thing. what’s more, people are trying to point out to you the flaws of your thinking but you disregard everything

  • sws94

    I said all my opinions. Enough.

  • Uh-Oh

    Hmm…think only he knows what’s best for him, what does he wants. The way God should comes in, is when he is about to losing faith, then God comes in and give him the faith and hope he needed to continue whatever he’s doing, or what he’s wishing for. God is like a very close companion(who won’t judge) who he can disclose his deep feelings and worries to. (Pray) God to me won’t help you anything, but to keep you faith and the strength to go on when you are about to losing it.

  • your son’s voltaire

    so do you think Lin would be better as a backup SG like Ginobili if he was on a team like the Spurs or on a team like the Hornets? you still haven’t answered this..

  • sws94

    Enough.

  • your son’s voltaire

    what? you posted your bullet points, and i simply replied with a question relating to it. i would like your opinion. why do you never answer but only post your own opinion when convenient?

  • james brown

    then he cater , plain and simple for the reason you stated above..why it is so hard for you to accept a simple things like this? if it is a yes then its a yes and if its a no then say so…

    Not believing it should happen is not the same as accepting that cliff does and practice it too and its called double standard..you put one standard with a selective subjects and differently treat the other subject on the different stands.

  • sws94

    That’s balanced James. I argued against LIn being singled out and treated worse in the whole team. Batum and KW aren’t like Lin in the pecking order. We know there’s one. So, we see it in play. Lin gets decent treatment overall. I think Lamb and PJ had it far worse if Kemba and KW have it much better. So he’s in the middle.

  • Uh-Oh

    I think he just discuss the other possibilities he sees possible if no starting role offer. If he can starts that will be great, if he can’t, hey let’s look at other opportunities, think maybe that’s what he’s trying to discuss.

  • sws94

    It’s not Lin is badly treated specific. That’s the slant going on here that I disagree with. If people want to say KW and Batum are treated better, that’s true (to our knowledge). And I don’t agree with Cliff doing that (and it is certainly not unique to Cliff). But I don’t see how Lin is so badly treated vs. anyone who isn’t KW or Batum.

    Double standards are league-wise. So is it practical if Lin leaves Charlotte he may not get it elsewhere? Has he not gotten it elsewhere?

  • sws94

    I say enough because of the assigning my intentions and this personal nonsense that happens way too much on this forum. I’m on many forums and none of this happens in other forums. So, I’m saying enough now. I’ve had enough of it. I posted the opinion, we’ve discussed it enough.

  • Uh-Oh

    Hahaha~~~
    Neither.
    Thank you!

  • your son’s voltaire

    but i would like your opinion on whether you think Lin would be better as a backup SG like Ginobili if he was on a team like the Spurs or on a team like the Hornets..

  • your son’s voltaire

    yes, but please answer the question..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not the questionnnnn.

  • Uh-Oh

    Sws94: not until you got my name right!
    Haha~~~

  • sws94

    Spurs are way better than Hornets. Spurs.

  • your son’s voltaire

    thank you

  • Jim

    too long

  • your son’s voltaire

    here is another question. do you think Ginobili would be a HOF’er if he was playing the same role Lin is on the Hornets?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ginobili a hall of fame caliber player because of his earlier career as a starter then a true 6th man. Lin with current Ginobili is career suicidal.

  • Jim

    I wouldnt call Wall a scoring PG or score-first he is a true PG, very good at finding teammates and playmaking
    good team player also

  • cdblue10

    Do you believe that Lin can be an Ginobli like player or possibly better if given the key to play,he started with most points on NBA when he was given a chance.

  • sport

    Not if you hate bugs; those big eyes, antenna and mouth that looks like it’s skimming something…😓

  • sws94

    Tandem. Give Lin a Stoudemire in the same system for 3 years to go with Lin as Nash to feed him and play off of him, he’ll be very successful. But that’s different than what Ginobili was doing.

    Ginobili infused the team with another starter-level slashing presence and kept the level of play more consistent to when there’s a drop-off sometimes when the bench comes in. The NBA is starting to look at starter-level guys coming off the bench to make the team more powerful like GSW and SA.

    That opens up an opportunity for Lin. The first one is more competitive with being a starting facilitating PG. The second one there is less competition to be a combo guard that plays that Ginobili role even if he does it differently. Remember, Lin said he wanted to get the mindset of Ginobili to come in and play well off of the bench. So, he opens up flexibility by doing that. More flexibility by Lin, more opportunity for him.

    Either way, Lin wins. But he needs a good complementary player next to him which he doesn’t really have now.

  • cdblue10

    Thanks for the fair reply.

  • sws94

    Can’t answer that. Ginobili is an institution where he is and that’s where I’ve watched him play for what seems like 13 or 14 years or so. I saw a few international games and he was spectacular so I don’t know how GMs/coaches would have used him were he not on SA.

  • sws94

    Glad you found it fair.

  • sport

    “Remember, Lin said he wanted to get the mindset of Ginobili to come in and play well off of the bench.” You do realize that was PR talk right? What was Lin suppose to say after being benched? That he hates it and wants to start instead? Lin was trying to say something positive and find a way to help his team even when miss-utilized! Lin will take what’s thrown at him when he has no choice but make no mistake that he’d settle for those roles long term! You can also bet that he will have an opt-out clause for his next team as well just in case they pull the same crap as Rockets, Lakers, and Hornets!

  • yellowshadow

    dennis schroeder was being groomed as the next starting pg after teague leaves. this is why atlanta was shopping him out, because they felt schroeder was ready for the role – so i dont really schroeder moving.

    ish smith has had a “breakout” season i guess, but the numbers are still abysmal and the entire league knows him as a hard working journey man. maybe a second string PG at best, third string if any organization had a choice.

    i can quite easily see MDA whispering in the organization’s ears to grab jlin after this season ends.

  • your son’s voltaire

    but isn’t Ginobili a HOF’er caliber player? wouldn’t he be much better than Lin if had the same role Lin has right now on the Hornets??

  • heart

    Here you go:
    At mark 1:15, Cliff pushed to get Lance to be the “third-to-go-type player” w/AJ &KW.
    At mark 3:06, Cliff has “been involved in everything” since the day he got on the team.
    Mark 3:10, he said, “Frankly, I deal a lot directly w/ Michael.”
    IMO, the 180 degree change of direction from preseason to not allow Lin to run the offense in 2nd unit as pg is answered in this radio clip. https://soundcloud.com/wfnz-610-am/steve-clifford-expectations-were-too-high-for-lance-4-20

  • sws94

    Again, I can’t answer that. He’s taller, might be used differently. I don’t know if he would even have the same role. Lin is used more at PG than GIno would be. The roles are similar, the playing styles aren’t the same. But some of what they do overlaps.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i don’t understand. if Ginobili is taller and is a HOF’er caliber player as you said, wouldn’t he be much better than Lin if he had the same role Lin has right now on the Hornets?? please answer in a way that a dummy like myself would understand!

  • cdblue10

    I know one when I see one,but with the current hornets team and the previous teams that he played for he wasn’t given a fair chance and I don’t think it’s fair to say that Lin is just a good to be a back up role player like other says.We haven’t seen Lin’s ceiling yet and I don’t even know if I can still see that to happen but as a fan and a long fan of basketball I know he can be a great player if given the chance.

  • james brown

    my statement doesn’t speak of ill treatment but defining what happens when cliff open his mouth and act on it..you mentioned to me you are not keen on reading much if its not specified, but why are you doing it to my reply to you..lets stick to our discussion and leave other with them..i just want to read clearly on your point so i can understand you better, thats it…

    ….but standard treatment and sub standard are not equal or the same, isn’t it and there goes the positive and negative enforcement to come with..i don’t agree also that cliff should do that, but what can we do? and if double standard are the default in NBA , they vehemently denies it for sure but to say that it is the NORM , then what to expect?.However,

    i believe that there are still a team who has balanced treatment with its players and hope JLIn find that team later on with his life..

    if you are getting shortchanged somewhere and stopped trying to find a better place, then you deserved that condition. One needs to initiate things for things to change and need not to wait for the guava to drop into our mouth without doing anything even its just an ARM Length distance.

  • sws94

    What do you mean by backup? Because I don’t like the term. In hockey you have 4 lines. Some basketball players coming off the bench are more rotational players that lead when some or all of the first group are off yet play with the first group while some in that group sit. Not everyone in the first group stays in the crucial parts of the game, that’s true for the Hornets and other teams. So it can be misleading to think backup is something inferior to starter. Sometimes it is, but not always.

  • james brown

    agree…because its the politics of this team..pecking order are already in place and we cannot change it how much we try unless some inside events turn it around and blessed JLIn with the promotion..

  • your son’s voltaire

    PG, SG, SF, Backup.. these are all terms the NBA uses

  • sws94

    Yes, they are. But what happens on the court shows different ways the positions are utilized.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ish Smith is way better than Kendall Marshall.
    However, 76er needs Lin more than any PG they have.
    I do think Lin can thrive and turn some teams around. Top of my list is Nets and Pelicans. Could you imagine Lin PnR with Anthony Davis or Nerlens Noel. Timberwolves could use Lin instead of Rubio.
    76ers is still using their old coach who has never proved anything in NBA.. They should just fire him and let MDA does his job.

  • your son’s voltaire

    this doesn’t exactly answer the question. please also answer whether you think Ginobili would be a HOF’er if he was playing the same role Lin is on the Hornets. thank you in advance! btw, i only ask because you brought up the whole Lin in the Ginobili role so these are questions that immediately came up

  • cdblue10

    Rotational and back up players are the same thing in basketball terms ,although Ginobli is the first player to come out with the best sixth man role that can be consider as unique and considered as important as the starters but Lin’s situation in Hornets is totally different,I don’t even know what really his role is.

  • james brown

    that’s why the 2nd year option was signed by Jlin with Hornets..looking for a place he can call home.

  • your son’s voltaire

    but does the labels a player gets affect how he is used by the coaches who give them these labels?

  • yellowshadow

    before anyone reads any further, let me get on record in saying lin is at his prime age for basketball so he will continue to improve before hitting his peak at 29-30.

    if we were to stop the tapes RIGHT NOW and compare the two players, ginobli is simply the better player.

    lin has faster top speed and plays better defense
    lin and ginobli have comparable first steps and basketball iq
    ginobli has higher vertical (still dunks on centers at age 38)
    ginobli has better handles right now than lin (you routinely see him using shamgod moves)
    ginobli shoots at a better clip than lin right now

    it is hard to play the what if game — ginobli’s been with same NBA organization all his career with arguably the best PF of all time who shares the ball, PG who ALWAYS shows up at the playoffs and shares the ball, and top 3 best coach of all time who emphasizes sharing the ball. his role is well-defined and he is comfortable with it – something lin would know nothing about.

    lin has been suffering from being a journey man and a victim of diva superstar snubs, cant find himself in an established system or even in a team where a coach knows what the word, “rotation” means.

    ginobli is hella dirty player though, lol. those “veteran” moves, man.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Ginobili certainly has those savvy veteran moves lol

  • sws94

    It’s a very poor man’s Ginobili role. A homeless man’s GInobili role. He’s supposed to be 2nd unit PG but that seems like a limited times these days that he is.

  • sws94

    I think it varies with coaches. Clifford likes to use Lin more off-ball and 3rd facilitator. He says Lin is another facilitator or PnR creator yet Lin is on the weak side of the court more often than not and facilitates out of tipped balls or broken plays.

  • sws94

    Great post 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88 ‎@linfinity88
    @JLin7 (LINE) Back to work, start preparing for 3 consecutive road trip!! I’m beginning to feel homesick.
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/702316673194336256

  • james brown

    being branded a journeyman while finding a home is better than staying a house that you can be sure yours..

    and if he find Hornets as his home even with his predicament as i see and analyze, then so be it, but for as long as he hasn’t say that that is his home, he will opt out if he believes its not for him not minding what other may say.

    Traveling/constant Journey/changing one place after another is as not bad as it may seem if you enjoy the process (bad and good) while doing it!

  • james brown

    they can call it scrappy player…looking and waiting for scraps..LOL!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The “IF” game wouldn’t have started without the nonsense about Lin is fit to replace the 20 mpg, off the bench to finish his career.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Caption: “Where should I go next?”

  • your son’s voltaire

    or trying to justify Lin coming off the bench by bringing up Ginobili being successful doing so. but then he refuses to admit that if the two players switched roles and teams, then the results for both players would be vastly different

  • your son’s voltaire

    you brought up the whole comparison..

  • your son’s voltaire

    i just simply want your opinion on how Lin would do if had Ginobili’s role on the Spurs. how is that so hard to understand?

    look, you brought up the whole comparison. you’ve made me curious and the more you skirt the question, the more curious i am. i’ll ask again next time if you’re too tired to answer right now

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What? I think you’ve never read your own posts.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No Lin action night so it’s good to watch Rockets got beaten by Jazz….even still early.

  • Arsenium12 .

    If you want to watch some beautiful basketball, here are highlights of the 1990 NBA All Star game, with Hubie Brown as the analyst. …
    __________

  • your son’s voltaire

    of course it’s hypothetical. and it’s just your opinion on the hypothetical question that i’m asking about. and no, i’m not asking whether or not you “hope” he does well. please try again

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He got upset because your question put him in the corner.

  • Maknusia

    Jazz is playing good team ball…but its still close…JH seem to be hot lately

  • sws94

    Can you please advise about takemeback2reaganyears. It always comes down to this one upmanship and I don’t think it does this board any good.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s fine. then at least admit that you brought up the comparison with Ginobili being successful coming off the bench and that your goal for Lin was to do the same but you refuse to admit that the results for both would be different had they swapped roles and teams. done

  • Maknusia

    ok guys…enough…it has run its due course… to @yoursonsvoltair:disqus ; @takemeback2reaganyears:disqus ; @sws94:disqus

  • Maknusia

    I have made my comments below…the discussion had ran its course….else I will be deleting future replies and possible ban

  • your son’s voltaire

    does this mean i can’t ask sws94 about his opinions?

  • Maknusia

    you can and he had answered….so move on

  • cdblue10

    These players play hard even in exhibition games compares todays basketball players.

  • your son’s voltaire

    hmm. he hasn’t given me his sincere opinion on the hypothetical scenario where Lin and Ginobili were to swap roles and teams. i was just curious cus he brought up the comparison. but if that’s too much to ask, i’ll stop

  • Maknusia

    Talking about Wall, he just got another triple double beating Pelicans
    16 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists

  • sws94

    I don’t know is the answer. I responded more than once. That is my sincere opinion. I don’t want to make anything up, that’s my sincere opinion.

  • Maknusia

    to me had answered to his ability….but it seems to be you are pushing the limits to a point trying to ridicule his opinion

  • your son’s voltaire

    i’m not. it’s just a simple question. and he hasn’t given me his opinion so how can i ridicule it? i

  • your son’s voltaire

    there isn’t a right or wrong answer. it’s your opinion on the hypothetical scenario that i’m asking..

  • Maknusia

    That was one of those game…if Kobe had put his ego aside and let Lin run the offense, they could have reached much much farther

  • sws94

    You see what I’m dealing with? In most Lin discussions on forums I participate in we state our ideas, agree or not, have a few responses and it’s done. This goes on and on and they are so relentless in wanting something different than from how I respond.

  • your son’s voltaire

    look, i’m not even disagreeing with you. i’m just asking a simple question. if you like, you can just say “I don’t want to answer it”. but don’t say that you’ve answer it because you haven’t

  • takemeback2reaganyears
  • your son’s voltaire

    he’s a championship SG. let’s get that straight

  • sws94

    I’m fine if you delete that whole discussion now. I’ll go back to just posting “safe” comments here.

  • yellowshadow

    he and beal are a good combination.

    shame harden can’t do the same.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Too short to guard another PG, how is he gonna play D against SG? lol

  • sws94

    Good for Wall. He’s really doing well. Now get him some billboards! lol.

  • your son’s voltaire

    forget D when you can score 20+ points a game. look at the championship PG in houston! lol

  • yellowshadow

    wow! more people are speaking out!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I forgot, those media only love to talk about how many points you scored.

  • kauaiblue

    I will always despise houston the most.

  • kauaiblue

    Good.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and he’s not just a fan. He has large followers.

  • sws94

    Oh good, I’ll stay then.

  • kauaiblue

    I have that much influence over you… lol

  • Rick Johnson
  • yellowshadow

    lol!

    i hope utah beats them! houston’s on a good run right now though…

  • Dorothy

    I know what you are saying and wish I could agree with you, but from the past experiences with the little pieces we collected, it eventually proofed we were right. I am afraid we are right again.

  • Briiick

    Isn’t it called stat padding ?

  • your son’s voltaire

    maybe. but imo, i think he’s pro-Lin but doesn’t think too highly of Lin’s basketball skills. that’s fine with me, though

  • kauaiblue

    Ok, fair enough.

  • james brown

    stability do come in only when you say to yourself, this is where i want to be with joy and contentment in your heart…

    Doubt do come in always if you just force things just to settle and because you need to settle…finding is where looking starts!

  • LAJane

    Wow is that entertaining 😀

  • John Focker

    D12 should be nominated for the Razzies!

  • John Focker

    Had he grown another 4-5 inches…

  • rookie75094

    I love watching beverly shooting bricks…hehe

  • LAJane

    Why is this so much more fun than the guys we have to watch these days? Well..apart from the shorts 🙂 Proper athletic attire, if you ask me. What happened that guys became so prudish. Anyway…lotta stars out there and they’re passing the ball around like crazy.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s a serious PICK and roll by Howard

  • Utah leading 98-92 with 4 min left, Utah has a chance to win here

  • your son’s voltaire

    hey psalm234, am i correct to expect a new thread soon? 😀

  • maybe tomorrow 🙂

  • yellowshadow

    jlin cant play with this guy, his bbiq is too low

  • your son’s voltaire

    ok. here’s looking out for #2! being 2nd that is, sorry if it came the out wrong way!

  • Thank you. Yes, I think it also went for a bit too long.

  • yellowshadow

    “we don’t need jlin! pbev shoots 3s better and he can defend”
    “screw chandler parsons! ariza is better for us anyways”
    “harden and howard are the cornerstone of the franchise!”

    how fast those hater’s narratives fell apart…

  • rookie75094

    Jazz up by 4…20 secs left…yeah..

  • Rick Johnson

    Utah would knock them out of #8 place. LOL

  • yellowshadow

    feel so good 😀

  • kauaiblue

    Rox is the worst, worse than lakers and knicks and hornets…

  • rookie75094

    Dirty beverly mess with Hayward at the ft line….smh

  • Joe what do you know

    In terms of obnoxious fans, yeah….

  • He thought it was smart.. pulling down Hayward’s arm as he made his practice stroke.
    Dirty play

  • Maknusia

    you dont like the “real” shorts?! hmmm lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Bad FT to miss Hayward. Some max contract player.

  • kauaiblue

    In terms of org, teammates, coachies, pretty much everything… fans r the worst…

  • John Focker

    I would seriously celebrate if Rox missed the playoffs, leading to Morey’s dismissal.

  • Acbc

    I know you get frustrated with certain posters ( as I do ). Just a friendly suggestion, just fold and move on and if you need to respond do it by a new thread or to another poster instead. I’ve found it useful for my own sanity.

  • rookie75094

    beverly with another brick…lol

  • rookie75094

    Blind squirrel gets a nut sometimes

  • Mr Chuckles

    Why does he have a lot of followers?

  • rookie75094

    Jazz up 3…11 secs…huge offensive rebound by favors

  • yellowshadow

    game over!

  • rookie75094

    Yes!!!! rockettes lose!!

  • yellowshadow

    mwhaha! get off my playoff spot you losers!

  • rookie75094

    And the jazz knocked the rockettes out of the 8th spot…yeah.

  • BobbyH

    16-30 FGM/FGA with 42 points and team loss. That’s the vindication of hero ball.

  • CJSHYY

    So happy to see Rox lose this one. This team is really sick. Harden took 30 shots!!! smh! Hope they will not make it to playoff.

  • Utah won 117-114 in OT vs the Rockets

    This Rockets team was so Harden-heavy with imbalanced offense.
    30 FGAs while Ariza had the next highest shot attempt at 10 FGA.
    This Harden Rockets team will not work.

    He tried to share the ball towards the end but they’re pretty cold by then

  • yellowshadow

    4 assist/5 TO by lord harden! no d as usual! no boxing out!

    one has to wonder why jazz is not better… they got length and athleticism.

  • james brown

    that works for harden because now he can say to the world his reason for not sharing much the ball, no one among his teammates can score.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jazz picks up 1 W on Rockets means more than the record shows.

  • Maknusia

    As in many NBA team…they tend to think could will their way by just utilizing their “star” player…..

  • BobbyH

    Sounds familiar? Isn’t that what Hornet has been looking for? Right pieces to compensate their short PG?

    Now that they found a gem that can score and defend, they purposely hide the gem on the bench and get it out when needed as long as it doesn’t outshine.

  • Thankfully that old excuse is running out because people see what GSW and Spurs can do with teamwork =)

    Harden can actually pass but he’d rather score.
    Then he got tired in OT and passed to others =)

  • I’m so glad GSW and Spurs are annihilating this hero-ball myth =)

  • yellowshadow

    i think JB told harden stop the iso ball nonsense at the OT because the jet, pbev, and ariza got more shots.

    meanwhile, clutchfans idiots are calling him an idiot when he has done more to get teamwork going than mchale.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not until somebody knocks off the Cavaliers.

  • Maknusia

    I think in next 4-5 years…we can see the change on teamball…smallball….Assists playing bigger role in games and not relying on Bigs and volume shooters

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cheer for Utah. They finally beat the degenerating Rockets. Dwight Howards is not going to get younger. Harden is horrible on defense.

  • PPP

    Ugh…utah definitely needs a facilitating pg…not sure how bad exum’s injury.

  • well, I think the Cavs has to prove they can win the title 1st since the Spurs and GSW won in the last 2 years.

    Plus LeBron’s team only won 2 out of the last 5 Finals. (1 with the help of Ray Allen’s clutch 3)
    I think the championship trend has already shifted to team-ball.
    Even Iggy won the Finals MVP as a bench player last year.

  • John Focker

    Let’s hope you’re correct, and Mike D’Antoni becomes hot-cake of the league again. 🙂

  • steven ko

    Can believe Hayward scored 28 pts on 7 shots! That’s ridiculous!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Harden with a record 42 pts and still a loss.

  • John Focker

    No wonder they weren’t duped by Charlotte who was going after Hayward with Kemba, despite the 52pt “super” stat-padding performance.

  • They really need a PG
    Shelvin Mack is okay but 2asts & 6TOs tonight.

  • Michael

    The Pick and Nooooo

  • JoeTeam

    He has some hot nights.

  • PPP

    Im ok with the TOs since he just joined the team and i think its his first game? But he is not a floor general like lin is and has much less skills.

  • LAJane

    🙂 Is that what they call those giant pants now…”real” shorts? Possibly the only reason they haven’t gone whole hog with the hip hop style is that if they wore them down around their butts so they could show off their underwear labels they’d be in too much danger of getting them scraped off on hard screens.

  • Michael

    Too many manufactured stars vs real stars = =. Really miss those games.

  • JoeTeam

    How crazy is this … CHA at number 7. Dial down the Kemba ISO and they might be mid-pack that that would make 2nd round pretty nice for JLin. He’s never made it to 2nd round, right? This 2nd half could be fun, with GSW trying for what, 74. I think they can do it.

  • yellowshadow

    maybe jazz is harden’s weakness? lol. back in january:

  • Maknusia

    yup…the trend is definitely changing…

  • yellowshadow

    hayward is an all rounder any team would want. he got lots of ridicule for his last contract being overpriced, but i thought it was aptly priced.

  • Maknusia

    lol…WHAT?!!! you passed to me?!!!! why?!!!

  • the team-ball trend would be so good for JLin’s career =)

  • he literally took 34% of the Rockets shot attempt (30-87) & froze them out

    It’s the anti-GSW and anti-Spurs..
    I’m bewildered why people can’t see this won’t win championships
    It’s a team sport after all

  • Maknusia

    nope…not the current pants…I meant the 80s/90s shorts…the real shorts

  • Maknusia

    hope it comes sooner….

  • Brewkowski

    In an earlier cavs vs spurs game, did you see the clip showing lbj’s grimace/reaction when kleonard checks back into the game? that was classic. hope to see that face when Lin checks back in to shut him down tomorrow.

  • that’s a better future indeed!

    Mak, if you have twitter or IM, please let me know so we have backup communication. You can send to jlinportal@gmail.com
    Thanks!

  • Maknusia

    everyone wants a hero to an extend forgot the real meaning/definition of a Hero

    : a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
    : a person who is greatly admired
    : a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities
    : a person of extreme admiration and devotion

    merriam-webster

  • Maknusia

    lol I dont 🙁 no social media for me…only email

  • Maknusia

    or maybe hangouts?

  • Maknusia

    lol at the title…nothing new from the article…just recapping on Chris Baldwin’s article…but I liked the title

    The Rockets are missing Jeremy Lin so so bad, and here’s why

    http://www.sportsrageous.com/nba/the-rockets-are-missing-jeremy-lin-so-so-bad-and-heres-why/8858/

  • orLinaryjoe

    The headline was Harden scoring record, blah, blah, blah…then I read about the lost. That was the problem. All fluff and no substance.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Post snagged by disqus.

  • Maknusia

    you must have been nutty…lemme check

  • Maknusia

    got it….retype Harden’s name correctly please

  • orLinaryjoe

    Rated G or PG 13, lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    Afraid it will not be so, as long as people are attracted to the shiny, the new, the expensive, the gaudy,…

  • Maknusia

    lol…you know the rulez here 😉

  • orLinaryjoe

    Forget it. Harden has no D, lol.

  • Maknusia

    Interesting comments from Rox current interim Coach JBB, back in Dec 21st 2015.
    I guess somehow I had missed this article previously…oh ya I remember…was away for Christmas! 😉

    Jeremy Lin’s only trip to Houston this season allowed at least one of his fans to see him in action, even if Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff admitted that he hoped Lin would struggle much more than he has through most of this season.

    “I love Jeremy,” said Bickerstaff. “He was one of my favorites I ever coached. His attitude was always good. He was always about the right things. He never got caught up in Linsanity. He wanted to help the team win.That was the only thing that mattered to him. Every time I see him having success, I’m happy for him. I’m proud of him. He found a great fit in Charlotte.”

    Hornets coach Steve Clifford has cited Lin’s competitiveness, with Bickerstaff saying the Rockets saw that in his brief, first stint with the team.

    “That was one of the things that stood out to all of us, how competitive he was, to the point he came to the coaches and asked for more floor time in practice to prove that he could do the things he knew he was capable of doing,” Bickerstaff said. “He is ultra-competitive. We had some practices with him and James (Harden) and Pat (Beverley) where they were going heads up and they were getting into it and he didn’t back down. That’s his personality. That’s his makeup.”

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2015/12/rockets-interim-coach-j-b-bickerstaff-is-a-big-fan-of-jeremy-lin/

  • Uh-Oh

    Sure! Where you like to meet up?
    In the park or your house?

  • Rick Johnson

    That article just kind of ripped off Baldwin’s article.

  • Uh-Oh

    I need google to find out what this means.
    I m too old for this new slang.

  • Uh-Oh

    No social media is fine! I am glad at least you have a phone. So what’s your phone number?

  • Maknusia

    which country’s?!…I have multiple…sigh…due to my travels

  • Maknusia

    017007017

  • Uh-Oh

    Here’s mine: 022002022. Call me maybe.
    Btw, you missed my call.

  • Uh-Oh

    Whichever, I ll fly over to see you! I got wings. Don’t worry.

  • Maknusia

    oops…thought some spam call!

    Long days, longer nights
    You keep startin’ fights think you always right
    Call you up to tell you I ain’t comin’ home tonight
    Say you wanna leave me, it’s just talkin’ but I know you might
    Now get along, now get along, now go
    You sing along, now every song you know
    You play your part, I’m playin’ mine
    You breakin hearts, ain’t breakin’ mine

    MAC MILLER – Missed Calls

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOWOWOWOW Lost my words:-)

  • Maknusia

    yeah…i know…lost of words as well!

  • LAJane

    Oh…haha…those shorts were my era. Since I hadn’t watched basketball for decades until Lin, I hadn’t even seen the long style. Was like…huh? They looked sorta like sports burkas 🙂 Why does the new basketball generation want to be so tented up? Oh well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know how hard JLin is working and improving his games. I have never doubted it at all. He can go far far more than he is currently allowed to. Despite of all the junks that have thrown his way since Linsanity, I haven’t lost to believe that God has a plan for him. In due time he will shine. If Cliff and Hornets don’t treasure him, God will open a door for him. JLin is a much much more complete player now. Can’t wait to see what might happen in the next few months.

  • Maknusia

    I think that was intentional…he was just frustrated that no one is moving…in addition to come up and help him out…

    this video truly shows the chemistry they have…sigh…such a good team being wasted…everything is wrong from top to bottom!

  • yellowshadow

    JB’s been trying to get houston to play some team ball, which was evident during OT last night when pbev, ariza, and terry had the ball in their hands majority of the time.

    meanwhile, clutchfans haters were blaming him for bad coaching…

  • Maknusia

    Amen!

  • Maknusia

    grrrrrrrrr…wait till you sleep tonite!

  • Phillycheese

    Lin never played with Randle who was out for the whole year with injury.

  • DX

    Server down?

  • not that I know of
    Were there glitches?

  • new CAVS game thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g56-cha-cle-game-thread/

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

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

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

  • Maknusia

    nope…things were just quiet….perhaps a storm is coming? 😉

  • ok, that works =)

  • yeah, I saw that lol
    But Lin shouldn’t be tasked to guard Lebron alone, maybe with help D
    Hopefully there’ll be a huge Win with Lin playing a big part!

  • DX

    Just test since no post in 8 hours.

  • oh yeah, like Mak said… a quiet before the storm 🙂

  • Jim

    that doesnt say much
    just that he is doing pretty much whatever he wants