Jeremy Lin 2016 Asia Tour Schedule

Jeremy Lin (林書豪) will visit Taiwan June 10-17 and China (June 18-25) as part of his annual Asia tour, his agency said Tuesday.

A. Jeremy Lin Taiwan Tour (June 11-17)

Kaohsiung – June 11-12
Taipei  – June 13-16

He will coach at a basketball camp in Kaohsiung June 11-12
While in Kaohsiung on June 11, Lin will also attend a Christian gathering to share his life experience.

He will be in Taipei June 13-16, when he will take part in a series of activities, including a charity event, a seminar, a fan meet-and-greet, and two promotional events, before heading to China June 17.

B. Jeremy Lin China Tour (June 18-25)

Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin will arrive in Guangzhou, China on June 18 and make multiple appearances in the country. Lin’s consistent play helped lead the Charlotte Hornets to the NBA Playoffs.

Shenzhen – June 18
Guangzhou – June 18-19
Shanghai – June 20-23
Beijing – June 24-25

 

Sources:
Jeremy Lin to visit Taiwan in June, Focus Taiwan News Channel, May 17 2016
adidas takes on summer, with Lillard, Rose, and Lin, headlining offseason tours, SLAM Philiphines, June 3 2016

 

  • DX

    Yes, 1st again!

  • David Kim

    Lin to the BrookLin !!!!

  • psalm234

    I really like what the new Nets FO are trying to do.
    They just hired Zach Weatherford as the director of Player Performance.
    He spent the last 2 years as human performance program manager at the US Naval Special Warfare Command

    Nets name “performance team” headed by SEALs training manager
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/740945604910678016

    https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/740938579938017282

  • real-dsb

    This looks like a detailed Taiwan schedule:

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/740781524044382209

  • DX

    Best clutch shooting teams and players in the Eastern Conference

    Who is a good alternative to Walker? The next choice you might be thinking of outside of Kemba might be Nicolas Batum because of how important he’s been to the team this season, but he’s actually been awful in the clutch. He’s shooting just 25 percent on 48 shots. Marvin Williams (43.4 percent FG, 50 percent 3FG) has been reliable but it’s Linsanity that should be the next option. Jeremy Lin is making 52 percent of those shots and 81 percent from the free throw line.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/best-clutch-shooting-teams-and-players-in-the-eastern-conference/

  • real-dsb

    Knicks reportedly interested in Jordan Clarkson. That might make sense for them since Triangle (which Phil is still sticking to) does not need the PG as the primary distributor. Clarkson is more of a scoring PG than distributor.

    But since Clarkson is a RFA, Lakers would probably match any offer.

    Although my ideal is for Knicks to overspend to pry Clarkson away from the Lakers, that way they won’t go after Lin. =)

    nba.nbcsports.com/2016/06/09/report-knicks-interested-in-lakers-jordan-clarkson/

  • real-dsb

    that was written in March 17, too bad the Hornets coaching staff didn’t read that article.

  • lleepar

    I read elsewhere (don’t remember where) that Clarkson is covered by the Gilbert Arenas provision in the CBA because he’s been in the NBA for such a short time. In that case, the most any other team like the Knicks can offer him is slightly over $5 million, an amount the Lakers would surely match. The Arenas provision is explained here:
    http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q45

  • DX

    Lin did clutch on playoff games 3,4,5. Unfortunately, not get chance for every game.

  • DX

    Good luck for Knicks, Clarkson hasn’t shown any real talent. His stat looks good only mostly because Lakers was tanking.

  • real-dsb

    good tip. I researched more into Clarkson’s situation. Eric Pincus (salary cap expert) wrote:

    “While another franchise can pay him up to $5.9 million in the second year, his salary for the third and fourth seasons could jump significantly to $22.7 million and $23.6 million for a total of $57.8 million — or $14.5 million on average.”
    So other teams could theoretical still offer Clarkson $14.5M/yr despite Gilbert Arenas provision. Sounds a bit like Lin’s RFA situation.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-lakers-benefit-jordan-clarkson-offer-sheet–20151224-story.html

  • real-dsb

    too late though.

  • lleepar
  • lleepar

    Good find. Thanks.

  • real-dsb

    wow, awesome hardcore fans. Got to the airport at 2am to wait for 6am arrival.

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/740975198493515777

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Unbelievable!!! Haha!

  • psalm234

    NBA Regular Season Clutch Stats confirmed JLin is 2nd in Clutch Pts in the Last 5 Min with 2.1
    His 53.6% FG, 40% 3FG, 84.4% FT are also ranked 2nd in the Hornets
    http://stats.nba.com/league/player/#!/clutch/?Season=2015-16&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&sort=PTS&dir=1&CF=GP*GE*10&TeamID=1610612766

  • sws94

    Those games all have something in common. Oh yeah, they were wins!

  • psalm234

    Playoff Clutch Stats showed JLin’s +/- of +4.0 in the Last 5Min was the highest among the Hornets (next highest is +0.3). His 1.0 Clutch Pts is tied 3-way for 3rd

    I think this showed JLin’s defensive abiilty to produce high +/- despited not shooting much at 1.0 FGA in the last 5min

    http://stats.nba.com/league/player/#!/clutch/?Season=2015-16&SeasonType=Playoffs&sort=PTS&dir=1&CF=GP*GE*1&TeamID=1610612766

  • Linzen

    Good find. Knicks’ version of poison pill. 😜

  • donsmacau

    Here’s what Hornet’s fans feel about those games:

    “Wins in the playoffs were because of Big Al and Frank Kaminsky moving to the starting lineup; and of course the wins would have been even more lopsided had Batum been 100%”

    These are the same CHA fans who wished to see JLIN accept his 2nd year option on Kemba’s bench (since that’s flown the coop it’s now MLE) since JLIN essentially had too many flaws in his game to warrant any attention of starting offers in the NBA.

  • PPP

    the 14.5m (the average) is considered as the cap hold while true salary will be 6/6/22/23 while lakers, if match, cap hold and salary will be the same as 6/6/22/23, if I remember correctly. yes same as lin’s poison pill structure.

  • Linzen

    Wow. First thought… don’t mess with Nets. 🙂

  • donsmacau

    Could this be foreshadowing of the same fate that befell his friend and colleague – coming around to get Morey too?

    “Daryl Morey: Sixers ‘Effectively Fired’ Former GM Sam Hinkie”
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/6/9/11894686/daryl-morey-sixers-effectively-fired-former-gm-sam-hinkie

  • lleepar

    According to FlightAware, the flight landed at 5:14 am local time.

  • DX

    Nice, stat. speaks.

  • lleepar

    The Hinkie quote is from Morey’s podcase with Woj.
    I haven’t listened to it, but the contents listed are below:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-vertical-podcast-with-woj–daryl-morey-134312567.html
    00:50: Morey’s childhood fandom of the Cavaliers.
    01:50: The head-coach search and hiring Mike D’Antoni.
    05:15: Why Jeff Van Gundy didn’t get an interview with the Rockets.
    07:22: Working with D’Antoni to build the roster around his style of play.
    09:20: James Harden’s input in the coaching search.
    13:02: Dwight Howard’s future with the Rockets and his relationship with Harden.
    19:00: The criticism that Morey doesn’t value chemistry.
    21:21: Reshaping the roster without bottoming out for a high draft pick.
    25:00: How Morey’s use of analytics has impacted his perception around the league.
    31:37: Former Rockets assistant GM Sam Hinkie’s tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers.
    37:32: The upcoming free-agency period with the skyrocketing salary cap.
    41:34: Morey’s success with high-profile free agents and Houston being a destination for stars.
    44:46: The different approaches to marketing and working with star players.
    47:07: The evolution of the GM job in the NBA.
    51:16: Morey’s preparation for the fast-moving free-agency period.

  • Rick James

    I am hoping he gets paid well. I don’t like him as much as Lin, but clarkson is still half asian, and another brother repping the asian community in the nba is always a god thing.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    林書豪即將抵台 上百位粉絲機場徹夜守候
    http://sports.ettoday.net/news/714218?from=fb_et_sports

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • real-dsb

    Lin coming off the plane.

    Who’s the guy on the right? At first I thought, “What a dork, why is he waving to the crowd and blocking the fan’s view?” =)

    But then I looked closer and looks like he was holding something… maybe a small camera filming for a future video?

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/741039007862161408

  • Rick Johnson

    Is that like a 360 view VR camera?

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • wandertheglobe

    Cool. Dynasty 3 touchdown.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • kittyhead

    Looks like his cousin holding the camera.

  • psalm234

    Glen “Big Baby” Davis hinted that Chris Paul has a big ego in the locker room and dribbles too much.
    It further confirms our thoughts that JLin shouldn’t go to Clippers to deal with another star with huge ego

    https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/741029876812132352

  • kittyhead

    Great to hear this. Hope Knicks get him on a poison contract!Then we see how great Clarkson’s defense is.

  • CJSHYY
  • heart

    Thanks. You put lots of work in identifying the marks. But I can’t stand listening to Morey’s voice, so could you summarize what he said about James Harden’s input in the coach search and Morey’s preparation for FA.

  • CJSHYY
  • sws94

    Very useful info.

  • sws94

    Do some people choose to wear masks or is it for those with sensitivities to airborne pollutants and other irritants? It’s something you don’t see in the states, so I’m curious.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Jamie

    They choose to. Japanese people like to wear them when they are sick and some of them wear them at the airport or embassies because they don’t want foreigners transmitting diseases to them. Taiwan probably got that from them.

  • sws94

    OK, thanks.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • sport

    Deandre Jordan thinking “I should’ve taken Cuban’s offer”

  • Jamie

    Most of the stars have huge egos
    It’s probably hard to find such team. Maybe the nets because they have no star. Still not sure about Lopez and Young, though.
    With Houston, there’s James Harden and possibly Dwight Howard
    Knicks with Melo, KP and maybe Afflalo
    Bulls with Jimmy Butler…ya he’s got a huuuge ego
    Lin should just be one of those guys who make 12+m or 15+ so people will respect him more.
    I think 12m is resonable for Lin’s service now

  • lleepar

    I can’t take the credit for that. I just lifted all of the contents and marks from the podcast web page. I have since listened to it, though.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • martan267

    Wow!! These pics and videos again prove that JLin is a superstar in Asia. The NBA is just really IDIOTIC to not understand how extremely marketable, likable, relatable, and PROFITABLE the JLin brand is. I mean 5am local time and the airport is mobbed by fans. This really reminds me of Linsanity days.

    I can’t help but marvel how savvy JLin and his camp have been in going to CHA to revamp his image and reputation. From the “what will Jeremy’s hair style be this game” to “Jeremy’s ‘Like Mike’ Jordan shrug” to “Jeremy’s a better defender than you think”.

    Thanks CHA for being a great stopping place for JLin. It’s been nice knowing you…

  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA》林書豪抵台狂簽名 笑稱從沒這麼早起
    http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20160610000982-260403

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • HVJoy

    awww… the little fan is so adorable.

  • CJSHYY

    Really cute!!!

  • DrewBear2

    There are superstars with healthy egos, but are not egotists (selfish, conceited, boastful). It’s really about finding a team with “high character players”; a phrase that NBA people throw around so often. Sadly, I don’t think it accurately describes most players.

    Jeremy was paid $15M during his year with the Lakers, yet under the influence of Kobe he didn’t get much respect from the coach and some of his teammates. This season J was paid $2.1M, yet I think he received a lot of respect from most in the Hornets organization.

    Length of contract and total dollars will obviously be an important consideration for Jeremy, but there are other important factors (teammates, coaches, starting/backup role, etc.) for him to weigh. I’m confident he’ll choose wisely.

    I don’t think Lopez & Young have accomplished enough to be too egotistical. Besides, they’re somewhat dependent on how well their point guard plays. Lin should fit in there just fine.

  • spiderman

    Lin has got to be the most time-generous sports professional

  • HY C

    Allen Lu, Lin’s cousin

  • rookie75094

    Except adam silver says….” asian money!!! We don’t need stinking Asian money!!!”

  • zxcvb
  • Arsenium12 .

    What a nice looking child. The haircut and face paint look professionally done.

    Despite the tough years in Houston and LA, support still seems strong for Lin in Taiwan, which is very nice to see.

  • BobbyH

    Money is money is stinky, not mater where it comes from. Besides it
    flows. And business is business is all about money. The only thing that
    money does not have is race discrimination.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Grizzlies also announced recently that J.B. Bickerstaff will be an associate head coach.

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16053143/new-memphis-grizzlies-coach-david-fizdale-adds-jb-bickerstaff-nick-van-exel-staff

  • Jamie

    why

  • kittyhead

    Anyway Conley is very possible to stay. All is good.

  • Jamie

    I hope so but Lin should be paid 10+mil
    Also, I didn’t think he was respected by Clifford. He often doesnt let Lin finish the game even when he plays well.

  • Acbc

    Tell that to the wealthy African Americans who try to move into exclusive neighbourhoods in the dark old days in the 60s and 70s. “There goes the neighbourhood!” Wasn’t just Archie Bunker, it was real.

    Today we still have carding and racial profiling. Affluence hasn’t made that nuch difference in cops stopping African Americans in high end cars. The cops just think it was stolen.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is that Josh Fan also with the samurai hair?

  • JLin fan from Australia

    If this is true, then I expect JLin to get at least 15 millions. Otherwise, it shows disrespect to JLin.
    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/741088357804089344

  • alain gervais

    biker staff was worse on Lin then mchale. I remember Mchale couldn’t coach for a while and he used Lin far worse then mchale had. After mchale came back that trend continued

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • casual bb fan

    Probably more civic consciousness in these part of the world!

  • Chris B.

    You are mistaken. It was Kelvin Sampson who was the lead assistant at the time. He was the one who started with the benching Jeremy late 4th quarters in close games. His claim for the move was for defensive purposes. The whole narrative that Jeremy can’t play defense started with him.

  • alain gervais

    ohh yea your right.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Chris B.

    It happens sometimes. 🙂

  • casual bb fan

    Great post. A so-called leaders are made possible by ‘followers’ for the good or bad. Likewise icons are made by ‘fans’ for the good or bad. No exceptions even for other types of ‘leaders’ such as politicians! Haha

  • alain gervais

    thx

  • casual bb fan

    Max salary not an important consideration for a Lin led team. A ‘workable’ team setting with no divas, so probably no maxed salary players on such team will be the likely destination for Lin this FA. Come to think of it most NBA teams have some sort of maxed salary guys however, if these guys are not divas then it’s fine for Lin to join. Haha

  • pero_square

    lol Jeremy is wearing Joseph’s Fubon Braves(Taiwan SBL team) jersey. That’s cute.

  • casual bb fan

    Memphis is not an appropriate team for Lin to join with or without Conley, too slow n old school type of set up both in the FO n on the floor. Needed a hugh make over to go over the hump.

  • zxcvb

    GMs like Sean Marks will be savvy but from what I’ve been reading, 4yr/60M is very possible even for the Asian guy. The cap jumps again after next season, so there’s even more reason to spend now. Also, the cap floor is 90% of the total cap, so teams might as well “over-spend” on players they want instead of letting it go to waste.

  • zxcvb

    Another reason I love Brooklyn. Lopez, Young, Lin, Bogdanovic, maybe Bazemore? That’s plenty of talent to work with but no super-max divas who demand 20+ shots a game.

  • zxcvb

    All options should be kept open — anywhere Lin can start must be considered. Memphis also offered Lin last year, which shows they have an eye on him. But with Joerger gone and Lin Hater #1 Keith Dumb there, no thanks. Not even if Nets don’t offer.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • casual bb fan

    The most important parameter for a team led by a player of Lin’s caliber is no divas. Only then the 5 on 5 basketball as a team sport will succeed. Cheers!

  • casual bb fan

    Very true, can consider and Lin may just be their catalyst of change. Haha.

  • BobbyH

    You might be right. But still doing business is doing business. You never know what these guys think when doing business but they have to lower their head to hide that agenda to make money.

  • casual bb fan

    Good post. IMO, Morey need to learn a lot about humility before he can progress to be a good GM in any team sport. His so-called analytic is over rated. He is very lucky to have Les as his boss. Could have very be fired when he let Harden has his way when he traded Patterson away just because the later called Harden out.

  • JFirst

    Are you talking about Taiwan? I live in Taiwan but I’ve never heard people say they wear masks bec they don’t want foreigners transmitting diseases to them. It’s usually bec of airborne pollutants or they’re sick (the government encourages people to wear masks in public if they’re sick)

  • JLin fan from Australia

  • Jamie

    I’m talking about Japan. They wear those at the airport because a lot of foreigners come there.

  • Jamie

    Lin Lee/Bazermore Harrison Barnes Young and Lopez
    Still not enough defence from their bigs

  • lleepar

    I’d been assuming that Jeff Teague might be traded to one of those teams looking for a PG, making one less team option for JLin. I’m not sure if this tweet changes that or not. I assume the Sixers Were one of the teams looking at him since the tweet is from CSN Philly.
    https://twitter.com/CSNSixers/status/741093300388691968

  • Ben Johnson

    Sorry for Teague cause I do like the guy but, if true, is positive news with regard to JLin’s free agency

  • real-dsb

    Wow, bad slip. His agent must be furious.

  • real-dsb

    Not that I want Lin to go to MEM, but I’m not worried about Keith Smart. He has no power to disrespect Lin. He’s already proved that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

  • casual bb fan

    Tyson was a DPOY until Lin came along and play the smart way to siphon penetrators to him. No surprise that Knicks no 1 in defensive rate in that 11 games stretch until “The Seive” diva Carmelo came back with the well known sabotage.

  • Ben Johnson

    That ok, with that firepower on offense, JLin will shine to the tune of 18/8-10, and the team will immediately go all in on Jeremy and Lopez, and surround them with the necessary pieces to contend, especially with JLin and Brook locked into relatively reasonable contracts for the next 2 years

  • casual bb fan

    I meant wasn’t until Lin came along. Haha

  • psalm234

    yes, it was such a lapse of judgment.
    It might cost him a lot of $ in the upcoming season.

    Hawks wanted to keep Schroder but now they can’t trade Teague

  • casual bb fan

    Well may be positive or negative news in how we look at current NBA teams with too much politics on most teams. A well managed NBA team will go for a player of Lin’s caliber as their no.1 choice in the guards position this FA.

  • TTNN

    He is not a FA, he will be FA in 2017 summer, thus it is to Hawks interest to trade him.

    I think he kind of think with a summer he will recover, thus he could have a good season next season. Obviously he don’t want to go to 76ers. Won’t hurt him much if he sink his trading price.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, with or without Schroder or Teague Hawks should go after a player of Lin’s caliber as their no. 1 priority in the guards position so as to contend meaningfully as a good to great team. I meant transformed from a good to a great team with a guard af Lin’s caliber.

  • TTNN

    Found a podcast, talking about Hornets, Lin start at 12:00

  • alain gervais

    He may have don’t it to not get traded

  • kittyhead

    WOW I dont like players or teams try to hide their injuries …Do NBA allow this behavior while the Hawks tried to trade him?

  • kittyhead

    Adidas conference live: https://embed.4gtv.tv/page/adidas%20x%20%e6%9e%97%e6%9b%b8%e8%b1%aa2016%20Take%20On%20Summer%e6%b1%ba%e6%88%b0%e5%a4%8f%e6%97%a5%e8%a8%98%e8%80%85%e6%9c%83-00180.html?format=embed&player_autoplay=false

    Not sure if you guys can open the link?

    ========
    http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/sports/20160610/882981/林書豪談自由球員 優先要高興
    2016年06月10日13:30

    NBA台裔之星林書豪今天訪台展開維期8天訪問,中午他在接受包括《蘋果體育》媒體聯訪時提到最矚目,今年暑假成為自由球員的問題,用中回答表示:「大家都知道我今年是個自由球員,對我來說最重要就是要很高興,高興有許多條件,教練喜不喜歡我、球隊的球風、隊友是不是很謙卑,當然還有我是不是先發球員,或不會打很多,這些都會考慮進去。」

    林書豪在今年自由球員市場非常搶手,在Hoopshype.com的自由球員控衛排行榜僅次於灰熊康利(Mike Conley)與國王朗度(Rajon Rondo),對於這個排名,林書豪表示:「我是競爭心很強,他們兩位都是很好的球員,每個排名的看法都不一樣,球隊會怎麼看控衛也不一樣,他們會看自己隊上有什麼球員,有些球隊我適合幫他們,有些球隊可能需要朗度,有些則需要康利,所以我不會在意這個排名。」(蔡裕隆/台北報導)

  • CJSHYY

    I am really more & more worry about Lin will back to Rox…. Bc this time Rox really has a very strong case to get him-MDA!!! I listened to what Morey talked about MDA w Yahoo… it sounds like Morey & Harden are not as powerful as past….

  • alain gervais

    did he say something??

  • CJSHYY

    Who?

  • alain gervais

    Lin??

  • CJSHYY

    From above… coach is what he cares the most… who can get Lin’s favor the most -MDA.

    高興有許多條件,教練喜不喜歡我、球隊的球風、隊友是不是很謙卑,當然還有我是不是先發球員,或不會打很多…..

  • cdblue10

    If they really want to resign Lin the FO needs to make an effort and at least offer him 10mil/yr.

  • alain gervais

    Did Lin say that?

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! You can’t read Chinese? OK. He first talked about coach …. if coaches like me or not, team’s playing style, if my teammates are humble or not, if I am a starter for sure, or will I play a lot, these things I will take into consideration.

  • kittyhead

    But I dont think Harden, Pb fit the term of humble teammates at all…lol

  • alain gervais

    Thx so much. The humble team mate part seem not to be Rox. But i guess 2-3 isn’t bad.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO and after having listened to the broadcast, all these so called basketball writers and pod casters are not well informed enough nor have good enough grasp of a 5 on 5 basketball team game. Heck, most NBA scouts are not good enough an evaluator of good to great basketball talents. A case in point is how can they, so many of them missed out on a unique talent like Lin. LOL. Even after the games have been played an the common denomitor to career for all the players performance is a player of Lin’s unique caliber to making his team mates better even to the extend of sacrificing his own stats. These fellows like most NBA scouts and FOs are still in denials! LOL.

  • alain gervais

    Yea it seems he will go to the Rox given Coach is what i care about the most.

  • CJSHYY

    I know but from what Morey said today they will build roster around to fit MDA’s style …. that sounds good to Lin. Maybe for now to lure him back…. just really think Rox has big chance to get him. smh!

  • casual bb fan

    I meant ‘common denominator to career high year of most Hornets players’

  • Uh-Oh

    I don’t read anywhere coach is what he cares the most. Whether coach likes him or not is ONE of the considerations when he choose the team. All these things he mentioned(coach likes me or not, team’s playing style, humble teammates, starter role, good minutes…) will weigh in, for him to be VERY happy on a team.

  • PPP

    Not impressed esp, AdI Joseph. He doesn’t seem to know the players well even for the Hornets. He did not answer some of the question being asked and seemed not well prepare.

    May be it’s just me because of my lousy English, haha.

  • Uh-Oh

    If he got everything he mentioned above, that sounds like a perfect scenario. Nothing to complain there if everything he wants he has it. You just have to be very careful it’s not another talk-crap fraud this time again. But like others said, humble teammates doesn’t seem to fit the rox.

  • kittyhead

    One reporter asked Lin about D’Antoni being the coach of Rox. Lin doesnt answer the question directly! He said he will get more clear info after the draft. They(who?)will call him after the draft. Now answering the question is too early.

  • PPP

    No, he didn’t say coach is the most, only one of the reasons. Sorry CJSHYY, haha.

  • alain gervais

    CJSHYY • 23 minutes ago

    From above… coach is what he cares the most… who can get Lin’s favor the most -MDA.

    高興有許多條件,教練喜不喜歡我、球隊的球風、隊友是不是很謙卑,當然還有我是不是先發球員,或不會打很多…..

  • CJSHYY

    Just watched the video…. from what he said about draft…. sounds like last year … needs to wait for more infor… so Rox is not #1 choice…. Haha!

  • PPP

    That’s not what the Chinese characters said.

  • alain gervais

    politics… hard to say.

  • TTNN

    no,he said he can’t pick one thing, he will consider everything together….

  • alain gervais

    ok thx

  • alain gervais

    hornets will be gutted this year.

  • CJSHYY

    I know after I watched the video…

  • CJSHYY

    From article seems to be like that but from video it’s not.

  • TTNN

    uh, not sure how you could trust what Morey said though. I don’t think MDA will have a comfortable position, does not look like MDA get all the support a head coach could get. At this moment, HOU is tryig to get assistant coaches for MDA instead of MDA trying to get his own assistant coach, that’s pretty telling.

  • kittyhead

    Not many questions about FA…focus on the event. I think it’s interesting he mentioned the timing of the draft this year, different from last year.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL, MJ’s “he was our most important/significant acquisition” marketing lips service! No thanks to any offer from Hornets, the boat have sailed and I hope Lin give Hornet a miss this time. He already shown them the way to effective and winning 5 on 5 basketball games. Time to move on and be a ‘trial blazer’ and help other team preferably a well managed one. Haha

  • Uh-Oh

    Why translate Taibei as Taipei thus when people pronounce it sounds as 台培 (that’s what I heard he said) rather when it should be 台北。same thing for BeiJing as Peking. So annoyed.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think MDA was hired to get Lin back to Rox. I don’t think Morey will give up any chance to change coach or makes Lin to be a bench again or just a fake starter.

  • PPP

    No idea about what was that kind of injury. Is it career threatening? Possible in a Chinese term? TIA

  • CJSHYY

    I mean just like last year to wait for more infor… so he is still waiting to see some teams to get more clear picture before he makes his decision.

  • alain gervais

    its ok. thanks for the translation

  • PPP

    LOL..so it’s some kind of minor knee injury if he can play through it.

  • kittyhead

    I dont realize the rules clearly. Now he has opted out, so it’s ok for teams to contact him after the draft day, not July 1st? What I mean is the timing is interesting and different from last year. Last year, he always said he needed to wait all the superstars settled down after July 1st and then it was his turn, right?

  • alain gervais

    no they have to wait till july 1

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know about the rule either but I think he has some teams he wants to know more infor… like trade for good players… so he needs to wait after draft to get more infor.

  • PPP

    Smart

  • TTNN

    Not sure where you get the idea MDA was hired to get Lin back, that’s a big strange. Lin is not KD.

  • CJSHYY
  • casual bb fan

    If Morey is true to his analytics Harden is the odd player out in a 7s or less offensive run and gun basketball game. Moreover, Harden is often caught ball watching. He is slow in getting back to defend and heck even slow in getting over the half court line in transition offence when he sense others are ahead of him, how?

  • John Focker

    Harden and PBev fit as antonyms to the term…

  • alain gervais

    would Lin be happy in houston??????? i don’t think so https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/741143554978926592

  • casual bb fan

    The very simple and most important parameter for a MDA offensive and consequential defensive system to work is 7s or less offence. That is good enough reason for MDA/Rockets to have a player of Lin’s unique caliber. There very few guards of this uniqueness who can played both ends of the court in the NBA right!

  • JFirst

    That humble part got me scared (very important, but it made me think of hornets), but he said “starter,” so not hornets. Coach likes me could also be Nets, right?

  • kittyhead

    Look like Nets fit all the terms!

  • alain gervais

    agreed

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Nets is the front runner for Lin’s unique 5 on 5 basketball game and signature. As Atkinson said if they get lucky. Cheers

  • alain gervais

    From everything Lin said Nets are the best fit. I said the only issue was their previous winning record but he didn’t bring that up as an issue

  • casual bb fan

    How to trust Morey, considering the fact that he treats players as assets?

  • cdblue10

    I don’t like Hornets either but offering a decent amount for him will increased his value in FA.

  • Ben Johnson

    It beats the heck out of the Hornets, seriously

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Lin can only be happy in Houston on the proviso that the Rockets owner Les reforms the FO, maybe trade divas for draft picks and have a make over of the rockets press and media outlook. Wishful thinking and btw too many things to ask for the sake of team ball and a new culture for houston fan base. Haha

  • Ben Johnson

    “or will I play a lot”, rules out the Hornets as well

  • Ben Johnson

    Yup, let’s hope for a nice bidding war between the Nets, Rockets, and Sixers, and the Nets come out on top at 15+mil a year for 3+ years

  • DaBoss

    So right. Morey cannot be trusted. Period.

  • hchao

    He said his agent will call him after the draft.

  • Ben Johnson

    I don’t think Harden has a tremendous amount of leverage on that team anymore…he’s gonna have to get with the system or I suspect he’ll be traded…Les won’t put up with that BS for much longer

  • casual bb fans

    Probably after Morey has carried his final task as Rocket GM in trading Harden and Bev for draft picks. Haha!

  • Ben Johnson

    Harden for Ben Simmons and Noel, sign Horford and Barnes…JLin/Barnes/Simmons/Horford/Noel

  • hchao

    When asked about FA, Lin said to be happy at work is most important, and other factors for deciding which team to join incllude: if the coach likes him and trusts him, the system of the team, humble teammates, if he can be a stater and have more minutes to play etc. The divas at Rox and Knicks by no means fit the “humble teammates” category, so I think those two teams are automatically out of the picture.

  • casual bb fan

    Great post. Agree in totality

  • casual bb fsn

    Not to Sixers as Hinkie no more there. The new FO not so naive as Hinkie in not valuing team chemistry. Maybe to Lakers for No 2 picks etc..Laker may lose to change for KD if this is the case though. Haha

  • hchao

    Not to worry–the bearded diva at Rox by no means fits the “humble teammates” criteria.

  • Ben Johnson

    Hmm, Ingram and Randle/ for Harden…JLin/Barnes/Ingram/Randle/Horford or sign Ryan Anderson and go JLin/Barnes/Ingram/Anderson/Horford…Horford is a PF, but would be a nice C in a Dantoni offense

  • casual bb fan

    Haha! ‘Tuck in you tshirt’, “I am the cornerstone n you all are role players’. Anymore to add? How to be humble?

  • zxcvb

    Sounds like the Nets. Old mentor Kenny Atkinson as coach, low-key guys like Lopez and Young as teammates and a vacant starting PG spot that would be his right away.

  • casual bb fan

    Throw in Nick Young to make the salary works. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Perfect matching of his preferences without any trading and make over to embark on besides just adding undervalued pieces from under the rocks, haha. Nets new FO already set.

  • hchao

    Yes, it has always been my thought that Nets is the most probable fit for Lin. Other than that, Lin mentioned last year the NBA player he wanted to play together with most was Anthony Davis. When asked again this time around, Lin said there’s no change in his mind–he still thinks Davis is the best player he wants to play with most. This was not mentioned in the Adidas press conference but reported by a Taiwan local reporter. So, if there’re any trade talks involving Davis, the teams involved may be a possibility for Lin as well.

  • casual bb fan

    Adding Lin will elevate Pelicans to championship contender right away there. Haha

  • hchao

    Haha, not impossible–better trade Harden and Bev, and then Morey bites the dust as well.

  • Rick Johnson

    Rockets not a destination for free agents. Nobody not even Durant Harden’s friend wants to play with him.

    https://twitter.com/IC316/status/741147702755483648

  • casual bb fan

    Haha, that could be the chief reason Morey may not be able to trade Harden to Lakers for no 2 draft picks etc.. as Lakers 1st priority this FA is Durant or Lebron if he decides to jump ship.

  • Ben Johnson

    MDA is gonna have to beg Jeremy to come back, along with a FAT contract

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Lin is very easy to please as a team player. Just no more divas on the team and he will play for the team and for love of the game even at a hefty discount. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Haha Morey will resign ala Hinkie!

  • Rick Johnson

    More chatter of Bulls trading Rose. Opens possibility of Lin to Bulls. Dallas mentioned and Rose and Parsons working out in LA.

    https://twitter.com/sportsmockery/status/741029785678303232

  • Rick Johnson

    Players talk to each other. No matter how Houston FO tries to spin it Harden’s attitude is poison for free agents.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Jeremy Lin says he won’t decide which team he will join until after NBA draft
    https://www.facebook.com/Chinapost/

    National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jeremy Lin said Friday that he will not make a final decision on which team he will join next season until after the upcoming NBA draft later this month.

    During a press conference held in Taipei, Lin, who arrived earlier in the day for an eight-day tour, told reporters that it is still too early for him to decide whether he will stay in the Charlotte Hornets or wear
    another team’s jersey next season, when asked to comment on his future plans.

    “My agent and I agreed that we will have to wait until after the NBA draft to be held on June 23 so that we might have a clearer view about what to do next,” Lin said.

    But he expressed having had an enjoyable season with the Hornets. “For me the most important thing is that I want to be happy when I go to work everyday,” he said. “I was not that happy in my first five seasons in the NBA but I had great fun and a happy time last season,” he noted in fluent mandarin.

    Other than being happy at work, he said there are a lot of things to take into account before making a decision regarding his next move, including considerations about the coaching staff, teammates and whether his future team is competitive enough to win a championship title.

    “Whether I can play as a starter is another thing I have to consider,” he noted. Lin said that he will take all these factors into consideration before making his final decision.

    The 27-year-old Harvard grad is coming off a great season with the Hornets in which he averaged 11.7 points and three assists in the 78 games he played, coming off the bench in most games.

    Lin signed a two-year, US$4.3 million contract with the Hornets last July. He has a US$2.2 million player option for the second season of his two-year deal.

    According to foreign media reports, Lin has declined his player option with the Hornets and will enter free agency as an unrestricted free agent.

    Lin arrived in Taiwan on Saturday morning to a welcoming crowd at Taoyuan International Airport around 6 a.m

  • JLin fan from Australia

  • casual bb fan

    Good job Melody. I suppose it’s pretty clear now as to Lin’s priority this FA. Thank you.

  • Ben Johnson

    Worst case scenario at this point is starting for the Rockets or 6th man with the Spurs…Hornets are not even in the discussion anymore, thankfully

  • JLin fan from Australia

    與韋德衝突 林書豪:場上情緒過了
    http://nba.udn.com/nba/story/6780/1753606

    上季效力NBA黃蜂隊的「豪小子」林書豪今天清晨回到台灣,談起季後賽回憶,他自然是很開心,也期待下一次成績能更好。對於曾和熱火隊主將「閃電俠」韋德(Dwyane Wade)發生衝突,林書豪笑說:「當時場上情緒激動,比賽結束,我們都沒事了。」

    林書豪表示,當時他把手邊的球拍掉,「我是要拍給裁判,但沒想到韋德以為我要拍給他。」雙方都處在高張力的季後賽中,因此韋德非常不滿,雙方似乎有些不開心。豪小子解釋:「其實場上情緒比較激動,後來比賽結束,我們都沒事。」

  • DaBoss

    Many thanks for the info. Good to hear again that starting is an important factor in choosing his next team.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Yes. That’s right. Guess JLin has a pretty good idea which and what teams he is going to but he still wants to wait until the draft is over. Then the negotiation begins among the teams. My guess there are number of teams have already contacted him informally via agents….. but he still wants to wait for their move in the draft and aftermath. Then it becomes clearer which teams he plans to negotiate with.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Of course it is. He always puts this as one of the “priorities.” That’s why I don’t understand fans are so worry about his choice to be 6th man or wants him to be the 6th man. After Lakers, he didn’t have choices but not so after this season. Guess he has already had “offers” this coming season. He just doesn’t want to be burned again. He is more a season player now. That’s why he wants to see the teams move on the draft…. before making THE decision.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    WOW about 100 reporters attended JLin events. Is this as good as right after his Linsanity???

  • Acbc

    All you have to do is look at the difference between Kobe and MJ. Both had massive egos but MJ wanted to win so much more than Kobe ever did. Kobe stepped on anyone that tried to shine brighter than him…case in point was Shaq. MJ on the other hand made Steve Kerr the hero by being the decoy to win the ring.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    成為自由球員的林書豪,對於下一步動向還未透露明確消息,他表示,不論下一季他加入哪隊,要考慮的事情從來就不會只有一件,且會先強化自己的投籃能力。

    10日抵台後,林書豪中午在台北慕軒飯店接受短暫的媒體聯訪時表示,待在黃蜂這一季,每天都相當快樂,「每天練習、打球都非常開心,上班上得很快樂!」

    林書豪提到,不論下一季是不是留在黃蜂,要考慮的事情很多,「教練信不信任你,還是能不能有空間都是要考慮的,教練信任你,就比較沒有壓力,不會擔心比賽容易發生失誤。」

    他指出,如果在球隊沒獲得教練訓練,就會比較緊張,打球會顧慮很多,「每一個動作你都會緊張,當然不可能每一隊都能取得教練的信任。」

    除了思考職業生涯下一站,林書豪也談到,他要再加強自己的投籃能力,去年有修改投籃動作,也反應在他的數據上,「我希望能修正到最好,如果我的投籃、外線能力再提升,會更有機會。」

    原文網址: 下季落腳處思考中 林書豪欲再強化投籃能力 | ET運動雲 | ETtoday東森新聞雲 http://sports.ettoday.net/news/714370#ixzz4BAbcmICY

  • DaBoss

    Exactly. I doubt Jeremy even considers being a 6th man at this point in his career.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    That wasn’t even his goal at all.

  • casual bb fan

    Spurs is not a good landing team for him even as a starter simply because LMA is there. Spurs betted on a wrong horse this time, a discard from Portland! LMA was the main reason Spurs could not execute their ball movement efficiently nor effectively. Probable LMA could be a closet diva. Is he a humble guy? Did he apologise to Lin on that ‘flagrant’ foul? Sorry for saying that for those Spurs fan out here. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Another potentially good team for Lin provided Butler is not a closet diva. Haha

  • Ben Johnson

    I have Bulls as my #2 most wanted destination for JLin behind only the Nets…a JLin/Butler backcourt would dominate on both ends of the court

  • JLin fan from Australia

    林書豪跳脫合約 不在乎自由市場排名
    http://nba.udn.com/nba/story/6780/1753573

    「豪小子」林書豪(Jeremy Lin)今天清晨抵達台灣,馬上馬不停蹄展開行程;除了進行個人訓練之外,中午先在下塌飯店接受專訪,談起投身自由球員市場,他表示:「我不在乎自由球員市場排名。」

    美國籃球網站排名林書豪是控衛自由球員第3名,他笑說:「這個排名是誰決定的?」林書豪說,每支球隊在找球員時,會考量很多適不適合的條件,「比方有些球隊需要朗多(Rajon Rondo);有些球隊需要柯利(Mike Conley),對我來說排行榜只是1、2人決定的,我不是很在乎。」

    林書豪也透露自己雖然從黃蜂隊跳出合約,但未來動向仍未決定。林書豪說:「我說打球快樂很重要,但要選擇球隊會考量很多條件,先發也是、上場時間也是,還有教練喜不喜歡我、是否信任我、隊友會不會謙虛等等。」

    林書豪10日抵達台灣,他陸續進行活動至17日離開、飛往對岸。

  • casual bb fan

    With inclusion of a player of Lin’s caliber Bulls will evolved into a serious championship contender straight away. Haha

  • hchao

    The Yahoo sports channel has technical difficulties, and it’s been switched to this channel:

    (The game has started for almost 25minutes, and now JLin and his younger bro Joseph are going to pick their palyers.)

  • JLin fan from Australia

  • casual bb fan

    Thanks hchao. We appreciate it.

  • kittyhead

    10日抵台後,林書豪中午在台北慕軒飯店接受短暫的媒體聯訪時表示,待在黃蜂這一季,每天都相當快樂,「每天練習、打球都非常開心,上班上得很快樂!」
    After his arrival of Taiwan on June 10th, Lin said he was very happy every day with the Hornets while being shortly interviewed by the joint media at Madison Taipei Hotel . “Every day we practiced and played gladly. I was very happy at work!”

    林書豪提到,不論下一季是不是留在黃蜂,要考慮的事情很多,「教練信不信任你,還是能不能有空間都是要考慮的,教練信任你,就比較沒有壓力,不會擔心比賽容易發生失誤。」
    Lin mentioned he has a lot to think about no matter he would stay with the Hornets or not. “If your coach trusts you or not, there’s any room to play, such things to consider. If your coach trusts you, then there is less pressure. You dont worry about having turnovers easily in games.”

    他指出,如果在球隊沒獲得教練訓練,就會比較緊張,打球會顧慮很多,「每一個動作你都會緊張,當然不可能每一隊都能取得教練的信任。」
    Lin pointed out that if you couldnt have coaches’ trust on the team, you would get more nervous and think too much while playing, and “You get nervous for every movement. Surely it’s impossible to gain coaches’ trust on every team.”

    除了思考職業生涯下一站,林書豪也談到,他要再加強自己的投籃能力,去年有修改投籃動作,也反應在他的數據上,「我希望能修正到最好,如果我的投籃、外線能力再提升,會更有機會。」
    In addition to considering the next stop of his career, Lin also mentioned he wants to enhance his shooting ability. Last year he changed his shooting posture, which reflected on his stats. “I hope to adjust it to the best. I would have more opportunity if my shooting and outside shooting ability could be improved more.”

  • kittyhead
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    Thanks for the great translation Kitty! Really appreciate it!

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • zxcvb

    Very interesting stuff! He and Davis would be deadly…a championship caliber duo. AD doesn’t have the right coach and PG to work with, but he’s as talented as anyone in the NBA.

    But Davis would have to join Lin’s team since I can’t see the Pelicans offering Lin a better deal and situation than the Nets or even teams like the Jazz or Bulls.

  • kittyhead

    My pleasure!

  • kittyhead

    video of the conference interview:

  • kittyhead

    Large photos of da Lin’s brothers’ battle!

    http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20160610005560-260403

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s the guy scheduling to make $15 mil range.

  • takeme2cruz

    Don’t watch the dunk, watch the feet when he decided to go for the dunk on first gear.

  • Jamie

    he also punched Kerr in the face because they didnt agree on something
    OP said team with no ego, and my point was thats difficult

  • Jamie

    That’s a contending team with impeccable perimeter defence but lopez and young need to play defence hard

  • Jamie

    Because Tyson was a good defender to begin with. Even before Lin
    Lopez and Young, not so much

  • hchao

    With the injury-prone Holiday mostly coming off the bench this season, Pelicans need a starting PG with Lin’s caliber. Provided they have enough cap space, it’s not unlikely that Pelicans will be one of Lin’s suitors.

  • DrewBear2

    So which of you here wrote the following “article”? 😉

    “NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin Signs San Antonio Spurs Deal; Linsanity Agrees to Trial Run With LaMarcus Aldridge, Tim Duncan”

    http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/64567/20160608/nba-rumors-jeremy-lin-signs-san-antonio-spurs-deal-linsanity-agrees-to-trial-run-with-lamarcus-aldridge-tim-duncan.htm

  • DrewBear2

    Still receiving fire cupping therapy on that right shoulder.

  • DX

    NBA》林書豪拒談未來動向 預測勇士4:2封王

    3 things are interesting.

    1. Lin said too early to answer questions about next contract. He will discuss with agent until 23 after draft.

    2.Lin guess Warriors 4:2 win.

    3. Lin said he had fun in Hornets last season compare to former years. He will look next team which play with happiness.

    http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20160610004055-260403

  • lleepar

    This would be nice, if true. Any guesses as to the teams?

    RealGM Hornets Forum
    Re: Not In The Face – The Jeremy Lin Thread 3 + 1
    Post#990 » by rallydurham » Today 1:51 pm
    .
    I talked to one of his ex teammates who works in the league. Said lin is gonna have three large offers. Hes not coming back to charlotte
    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=1439539&p=47764165#p47762957

  • DX

    In addition Kemba Walker, Courtney Lee and Nicolas Batum battling it out against Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside, the Michael Jordan team had their own secret weapon – the Linsanity. Despite his contribution to the Charlotte Hornets, however, Lin still found himself getting second-class treatment in the NBA team. Is it time to move on?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Nets, Spurs, Rox.

  • CJSHYY

    Jared Jeffries?

  • CJSHYY

    My guess – Lakers, Rox, Nets or NYK.

  • David Kim

    Someone said ” nets , rox , detroit” in that forum

  • kittyhead

    Ya he said his right shoulder was a little sore.

  • David Kim

    Who is the pg in detroit now?

  • CJSHYY

    Jackson from OKC.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    “Whether I can play as a starter is another thing I have to consider,”

    The only team worth exempting from the starter requirement is Spurs. Knicks have clearly ruled themselves out. Lakers are very unlikely.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Can’t see why Pistons would make a large offer for Lin to back up Reggie Jackson. And I can’t see Lin choosing Detroit over other options.

  • CJSHYY

    But the teams that has high draft pick # only Lakers & 76…

  • David Kim

    Then may be not detroit..

  • David Kim

    I agree

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Good guess.

  • David Kim

    Nets, Rox, sixers

    chicago if Rose gets traded. Or Spurs if they promise lin enough minutes and promise lin to start soon? That will makes lin to consider…

  • CJSHYY

    TP still will be their starter as long as he’s w Spurs.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Teams can trade for better picks. A team may pick a PG even if they don’t have a lottery pick. Lin may not really be waiting for the draft to make a decision but it’s a good excuse not to reveal his answer just yet.

  • David Kim

    Maybe he will change his role as a back up in two years?

  • lleepar

    Because of Jeremy’s history with D’Antoni, I listened to Daryl Morey’s podcast with Woj. I found parts of it very interesting. Nothing (of course) about specific free agents. But I found it interesting to learn that Harden wasn’t really enthusiastic about bringing in first-time head coaches and preferred experienced head coaches. Woj asked him some pretty pointed question about what went wrong last year, and Morey owned up to some bad decisions of his. If you don’t have time to listen to the whole podcast, there’s a menu of the topics covered and some minute marks where the discussion starts.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-vertical-podcast-with-woj–daryl-morey-134312567.html

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If Lin outplays TP and I believe he would, Pop will promote Lin to starter and TP would have to accept it. That’s the huge advantage of Spurs. It is one of the few teams, if not the only one, where the coach has absolute power to do what’s best for winning.

  • lleepar

    I don’t think the Knicks have ruled themselves out. But I’m not sure I’d recommend going back to Dolan & Melo.

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way about NYK. Dolan sure can’t stand if Lin really go to Nets…

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I believe they ruled themselves out by trashing Lin’s D (“gaping”) to the press. You don’t do that to a player you’re hoping to recruit. Not saying that they did anything official.

  • lleepar

    One of the reasons I don’t like the Knicks as a destination for Jeremy is that I think there are divisions within the organization. I suspect Dolan plays them off against the other as a means of controlling his employees. Having said that, I have no clue who actually said anything about Lin’s D (or if the comment was even said within the last year). Was it Melo’s agent? Was it Phil Jackson? It would make a difference. I’m not suggesting the Knicks will be making an offer to JLin, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they do.

  • Arsenium12 .

    “After a strong season …”. Good to see growing positive commentary about Jeremy in the media.

    FYI . NBA owners will have to spend approximately $1.4 BILLION on player salaries this summer. [via Tommy Beer, retweeted by Alex Kennedy.]
    __________
    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/741284890851807233

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The gaping D comment was only recently reported and widely disseminated by several large media corporations. It seemed to be a response to slightly earlier rumors about Linsanity returning to the Knicks. I doubt that it was a stale comment made by Knicks sources a long time ago. In any case, we did not see any attempt by the Knicks to refute or even downplay the very negative comment. Usually when a team is interested in a player, they wine him and dine him and play to his ego. You cannot expect a player to accept your bid after maliciously trashing his game with a lie, no less.

  • DrewBear2

    “For me the most important thing is that I want to be happy when I go to work everyday…Other than being happy at work, he said there are a lot of things to take into account before making a decision regarding his next move…”

    Note well: The Most Important Thing.

    Remember that before he came to Charlotte, Jeremy started in roughly half the games he played over the previous 4 seasons. So although starting is obviously important to him, it’s clearly NOT “the most important thing”. Neither is money.

    That said, I believe the Hornets have practically zero chance in re-signing Jeremy. Many of the people who made last season enjoyable may not return. If MKG is healthy, chances are playing time for Lin will be reduced. And of course although salary is not the most important factor, it’s also not unimportant.

    Just like last season, I think Jeremy will want to talk with the head coach and GM. He’ll know most of them by reputation, but nothing beats direct communication. It’s the people he will work with daily that make all the difference between an enjoyable work environment and a miserable one, so that’s what he’ll examine most carefully before making any decision.

  • DrewBear2

    Right on!

  • DaBoss

    As well as whether he starts.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    As much as Jeremy wants to be open, sincere and transparent, he still needs to be careful and political. A lot of his talk focused on being trusted by the coach and allowed to play through mistakes. He did not get that from Clifford despite earlier promises. Also, in that end of season post about all of his teammates, Lin seemed very enthusiastic about every Hornet except Kemba.

    When Lin says that the coach is the most important consideration and starter role is maybe secondary, I just see that in the context of the Spurs possibility.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The other huge advantage of the Spurs is they are a genuine contender to win the championship which is another factor Lin mentioned.

  • JFirst

    I think that China Post article is a little off. If you watch the video where he talks about this, what he said was the most important thing is being happy at work, and then he enumerates conditions that would make him happy (coach, playing style, team mates and, “of course,” whether he starts.” It’s not like the “most important thing” is that he’s happy and the other stuffs are also important, but not the most or equally important.

    http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/sports/20160610/882981/applesearch/%E3%80%90%E6%9C%89%E7%89%87%E3%80%91%E8%AB%87%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E7%90%83%E5%93%A1%E3%80%80%E6%9E%97%E6%9B%B8%E8%B1%AA%EF%BC%9A%E9%AB%98%E8%88%88%E6%9C%80%E9%87%8D%E8%A6%81

  • lleepar

    I don’t mean for this discussion to go on and on. You and I just have different perspectives about free agency competition as a blood sport. Agents and other competing interests leak sound bites to reporters/bloggers about “what they are hearing” to disparage competitors and promote their own interest. In the meantime, anybody within an organization who actually has to make decisions about who they’ll target is either putting out disinformation to misdirect competing teams, or they are keeping their mouths shut.

  • KHuang

    I personally don’t agree with that.

    If Lin is going to the Spurs, it’ll be on a minimum contract as a 3rd stringer behind Parker and Mills.

  • KHuang

    For now, yes.

    But with Tim Duncan declining, the Spurs will lose their trademark teamwork because Duncan WAS the system.

    Without Duncan, the Spurs are a very pedestrian team that plays lots of isoball. And that will be the Spurs team of next season.

  • KHuang

    If there is a coach out there who absolutely will not let Lin play through standard mistakes that other NBA players are allowed to get away with, it’s Gregg “The Screamer if you’re not a Superstar” Popovich.

  • KHuang

    No, the Knicks are not sneaky or conniving.

    They’re just PLAIN DUMB.

    That’s why they can never win.

  • KHuang

    Totally agree.

    The good thing is that there has been some media backlash against the Knicks LIE that Lin cannot defend.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If that’s all the Spurs are offering, then Lin will not even consider the Spurs. The Spurs had an outstanding regular season but then a terrible playoff run due to an aging back-court. I believe the Spurs care about winning so if they want Lin, it better be for right reason.

  • DrewBear2

    How many of the current 30 NBA head coaches do we think will be much different than Clifford? D’Antoni had no choice but to trust Jeremy 4 years ago. In Houston he’s probably going to let Harden quarterback the offense and might not have the leeway to let Jeremy play through mistakes nearly as much.

    I know we can’t take his public statements too literally, but that also applies to his comments about starting, winning, salary, etc. I think we just need to realize that each of us tend to project our own values & priorities on what he says and what we hope he chooses.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Enter the Lin…

  • DrewBear2

    I thought Pop screams at everyone, superstar or not.

  • KHuang

    My guess:

    1st: Rockets with major interest due to D’Antoni and Les Alexander, likely is the only team negotiating with Lin right now.

    2nd: Nets a very distant 2nd, depending on who they CANNOT get in free agency and then Lin would be a very short term one or two year contract with a team option the 2nd year

    3rd: nobody else, though a “wild card” team like Memphis might step up with a 2 year contract with a team option for the 2nd year if they lose their starter via free agency or trade.

  • JFirst

    Following is an almost verbatim translation of what he said in the video. You can draw your own conclusions what he meant (feel free to comment if you think my translation was wrong, but he is not a native Chinese speaker so his phrasing sounds a little bit ‘strange’ at times)

    Everybody knows I’ll be a free agent at the end of the year [season].
    For me, what is most important is, I have to be happy
    I think whether or not I’m happy [depends] on many conditions
    like whether the coach likes me, the team’s playing style, are my team mates humble [people]?
    And what else … many more
    I think I would consider all of these [when making a decision]
    But the most important
    OK, of course, whether I’d be a starter or whether I’d be playing a lot [of minutes]

  • donsmacau

    Great clarifying post – exactly this.

  • KHuang

    I seriously doubt that he screams at LaMarcus Aldridge.

    Popovich is from the Larry Brown school of coaches that believes in coddling superstars and screaming at role players.

    Duncan is the only exception because Duncan encourages Pop to scream at him in order to keep Duncan’s team together.

  • lleepar

    [7Jeremiah17: “… A lot of his talk focused on being trusted by the coach and allowed to play through mistakes. …”]
    I don’t remember the exact quote or context, but in one of D’Antoni’s recent interviews he talked about an environment where players are not afraid to make mistakes. That suits JLin’s “high risk, high reward” style.

  • KHuang

    Agree –

    but I don’t think the Spurs think Lin is capable of playing in the NBA.

    Gregg Popovich is Larry Brown’s disciple. Brown thought Lin couldn’t play, and Popovich likely thinks the same. Doesn’t matter how badly Lin has torched the Spurs over the years.

  • DrewBear2

    As you say, he’s not a native Chinese speaker. He’s made similar statements in English and doesn’t really sound like he’s saying anything different. We’re all going to place emphasis on different parts of his statements depending on our personal views. We tend to hear what we want to hear.

    Does anyone doubt that he means it when Jeremy says last season was the most enjoyable one for him as a pro? If so, then try to think what made it enjoyable for him and go from there.

  • donsmacau

    As JFirst clarified below, JLIN wants to play “happy” but the path to happiness encompasses many areas associated with playing on a team.

    The gratifying thing for JLIN is despite Hornets/Clifford marginalizing and minimizing JLIN throughout, his increasingly sharpened skillset forced Clifford to continue to play JLIN. That means:

    a) JLIN knows he can find teams which he will be happy to play for (he proved that with CHA) and as a result there will be other teams he could be happy to play for.

    b) JLIN knows his skillset is at a level of talent, proficiency, polished enough that most teams if given a fair chance will not be able to ignore unlike his younger days in the NBA.

  • DrewBear2

    “…anybody within an organization who actually has to make decisions about who they’ll target is either putting out disinformation to misdirect competing teams, or they are keeping their mouths shut.”

    I agree about keeping silence, but do you really believe decision-makers attempt blatant disinformation or that those people would ever fall for such noise? I doubt any of those in power bother to listen to the rumors that we hear publicly.

  • donsmacau

    I heard the same thing as JFirst, and JFirsts translation is precisely what JLIN said.

    To answer your question, It’s like the Chicago Cubs, they haven’t won a World Series in forever is one year where they were close to making the playoffs better than another year where they only won a handful of games?

    Hornets on a relative basis was enjoyable, that’s all – there’s nothing to see there.

  • donsmacau

    Sws94 makes your similar point quite frequently ” we just need to realize that each of us tend to project our own values & priorities on what he says and what we hope he chooses.”. — the speakers of that phrase often should point the phrase at themselves introspectively.

  • sws94

    It’s still hard to gage what his top priority is. Team that has a chance to be in the championship, teammates/coaches combo and then he said the chance to be a stater is a priority as well.

    I’ll agree, in terms of the presentation and order, it does seem him feeling good about where he’ll be and enjoying himself and the team’s chance to win was mentioned before starter considerations. But I think you hit the nail on the head. It’s something we all can relate to. Going to work and getting some satisfaction and enjoyment out of work. Working in toxic environments is something many of us can relate to, and I can understand having no interest in that happening to anyone again.

    It sounds like he’s put the Hornets in his rear view mirror to some extent, but not completely has ruled them out. And there’s absolutely nothing that says what team or coach he’s considering. And I didn’t expect there to be. But it is good to get some kind of info from Lin himself of what he’s considering and his priorities.

  • DaBoss

    Not true.. Most here listen to Jeremy’s words and take them for what they are. Others don’t and then come up with all kinds of crazy theories as to what is “good” for Jeremy.

  • sws94

    Starter or playing minutes sounds like what some of us has been saying. It’s the time on court that matters most, and that’s best obtained through starting.

    And yeah, we are interpreting for sure.

  • sws94

    Lakers because it’s a California team?

  • donsmacau

    Frankly, I haven’t heard a word spoken by JLIN in front of the Taiwan media that is more than his standard platitudes in front of any American media.

    Apart from emphasizing he won’t make any decisions with his agent until post NBA draft — JLIN has illuminated nothing, no revelations, nothing but politically correct rehash of what he’s already said.

    JLIN’s FACEBOOK post to his fans; still has been the most substantive and genuine information JLIN has shared with respect to his desires for Free Agency.

  • DaBoss

    So please no more 6th man as a good option. Jeremy again clearly said starting is important to him.

  • psalm234

    Thank you for providing the almost-verbatim translation.

    For me, what’s different in his criteria of his next team compared to post-Lakers season are:
    1. “my teammates are humble”
    2. of course, whether I’d be a starter or playing a lot of min

    I think condition #1 might rule out Harden since he’s so far away from being humble at the moment and any other teams with super-diva mentality (Melo, CP3, Cousins?, etc.)
    Condition #2 might rule out Hornets since there won’t be a lot of PT with MKG being back and no starter role

    Nets definitely seems to be the strongest contender

  • DaBoss

    Please don’t downplay it. Starting is an important consideration for Jeremy.

  • Rick Johnson

    So draft is 6/23. JLin returns 6/25-26 and FA starts 7/1. Schedule better timed this year than last when he was in China when FA started. Glad he changed up his schedule.

  • donsmacau

    He’s learned his lesson. Last year nobody expected (including JLIN) that such a huge fiasco (DeAndre Jordan/Cuban/DWill) could happen.

    This year, he will be prepared if something unexpected happens.

  • KHuang

    Jeremy Lin is NOT a risky player when his teammates are catching passes and making cuts.

  • DrewBear2

    The thing with the Hornets is that despite all the negatives, he still had his most enjoyable season. He didn’t start. He wasn’t paid well. The coach yelled at him and benched him for no good reason. The list goes on and on.

    So if it was that bad in Charlotte, why did he enjoy the work environment? The obvious answer is that it wasn’t as bad as many here think. The positives far outweighed the negatives. Since every situation will have negatives (nothing in life is perfect), we can try to discern what Jeremy felt were the positives.

    I think it’s all about people. That’s at the top of his priority list. There are other things nearly as important, but if the people are somehow toxic in character, I don’t think he’ll want to risk going through that again.

    Obviously just my opinion, which reflects my own values and priorities. We’re all just trying to guess the fine gradations of Jeremy’s priorities.

  • JFirst

    I think his use of the word 當然 (of course) is very telling when he mentioned starting. It’s like when he was asked before whether he wants to be a starter and he answered something like of he/every one wants to start (sort of why are you even asking this question). He knows he wants to be a starter and, in this case, just remembered that he also has to repeat and get that message across.

    I don’t know whether Jeremy will end up as a starter or a backup. In the end he’ll weigh all these factors and choose – with prayers and God’s guidance – the optimal combination that is likely to make him happy.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets, Lakers, Rockets
    Country Club White Collar Prison, Alcatraz, Rikers Island.

    At the end of the day, you are still in jail

  • donsmacau

    Great point – JLIN was emphasizing STARTING.

    Knowing JLIN’s Chinglished brain, that translation of 當然 could mean as you said, “of course” or “obviously” or “it goes without saying”.

  • DaBoss

    Here we go again.

  • DaBoss

    Thank you.

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, starting is an important consideration for Jeremy. But so is being happy going to work each day. So is winning a championship. It’s not “downplaying” any of those to try and guess which holds the most value for Jeremy.

    Try this simply as a thought exercise. If Jeremy had to choose between repeating his first season with the Rockets (started 82 games) and this past season with the Hornets, which do you think he would pick?

  • JFirst

    The Apple Daily video is a little bit longer than the one posted by Dennis Ginobili in her tweet. Ginobili’s got cut off right before Jeremy talked about how starting is also a very important factor. Maybe you can file the video for future reference

  • DaBoss

    Please just stop.

  • sws94

    Do they fit the criteria of contender? And what is the locker room rep of the players on the Nets team? And another thing is who will they add? I hope it’s the high-character guys Atkinson spoke of.

  • psalm234

    Thank you, I’d have to wait until a Youtube version come out to include it in the Video List on homepage
    Hopefully someone is kind enough to provide the English translation

  • DaBoss

    Yes. Good. TBD. They will be.

  • psalm234

    IMO JLin definitely will want to hear more of how teams envision using him in the right system even if he’s offered a major role as a ball-dominant starter PG

    1.Who will be the athletic big like Ed Davis or ADavis to play PnR with him?
    2.What people say about Nets players character? Or Spurs/Bulls and even Rockets/Knicks? (similar to how he had some insight before coming to the Hornets)

    It’s good that he doesn’t close doors to any teams now but explicitly laid out the ideal condition for his next team

  • sws94

    Yes.

    I’m getting to the point that I just want to see him happy playing basketball. I hope he plays a lot and goes to the playoffs. He’ll choose when the time is ready based on what feels right. Hopefully, it’ll work out really well.

  • JFirst

    Jeremy has millions of fans, why doesn’t he have a group of fans who’s willing to do subtitles of his interviews like other TV/film celebrities. Just asking. I know it’s a lot of work, from doing the translation to adding in the subtitles (including timing to make sure they sync) and uploading the completed video

  • Sesshie

    Being happy at his job includes everything basically, being a starter, playing well, having good relationships with teammates & coaches, the team doing well with the goal of championship that is reachable, etc. So nothing very enlightening here.

  • DrewBear2

    All I know about prison is what I see in movies, but hands down I’d pick the first over the other two. They are no where close to being the same.

  • Sesshie

    Being a starter is an obvious priority. No need to ask the question. I would include an eye roll to the person asking the question lol.

  • Uh-Oh

    He obvious doesn’t get it. Can’t argue with someone who doesn’t get it.

  • DaBoss

    True. He has his own agenda.

  • DrewBear2

    Look at your list. Now remove the first item. That describes this past season with the Hornets, right? Was Jeremy happy? I’m not saying this is enlightening, but it does reveal something about his values.

  • psalm234

    No worries.

    JLin is a smart guy and knows what he needs to do at this point in his career.
    If he chose the Nets and have the right Linsanity ingredients (finishing big, 3pt shooters, good defensive players), I have no doubt he is capable to lead them to the playoff in 1-2 years.

    He simply has the ability to make his teammates better that not many PGs possess.
    His #6 rank in Playoff Net Rating due to mostly his defense speaks for itself.
    His defensive presence is enough to sustain a run.
    If he’s allowed to be the PG to provide efficient team O, his team will surprise the Eastern Conference

    The flashes of offensive Linsanity (Spurs game) and defensive Linsanity (shut out Celtics in Q3) actually scared me in a good way 🙂

    The next team whom Lin chooses will be pleasantly shocked!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Definitely Rox first season. Especially if he can redo it knowing then what he knows now. People don’t seem to remember that was a great season. It was the next season, when he got benched for lowly Beverly, that was really upsetting for him.

  • donsmacau

    From the closing bell in Game 7 – JLIN and the Hornets as a relationship was essentially over apart from mere contractual formalities – get over it and move on.

    Your team has KemBatum and we wish you all the best of luck, you will need it.

  • DaBoss

    You’re right … Not enlightening at all.

  • psalm234

    Thank you, it’s pretty clear if we consider JLin’s 3-4 comments throughout the season that “everyone wants to be a starter”, he consistently stated his goal.

    Even after the playoff, he emphasized the limitation of coming off the bench to not get a lot of PT if they don’t produce right away.

    JLin is smart. He knows starters will get more PT and bigger role that backups don’t
    Yes, let’s hope and pray that JLin and the right team will find each other very soon!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Lin knew that his first two choices, Spurs and Mavs, would not negotiate with him until LMA and DJ made their decisions. That’s why he stayed in Asia so long. He knew there was no need to be back before July 1st.

  • Sesshie

    I think he’s happier than he was with the Rockets and the Lakers, but that’s setting the bar very low lol. And then you compare his relationship with Clifford and BS and McHale… his ex-teammates Melo, Harden, Kobe versus Walker, Batum… do you see a pattern here? That’s JLin being happier in Hornets.

  • donsmacau

    How about being a “free man”? Does freedom have any attractiveness to you?

    I’ll bet freedom looks attractive to JLIN.

  • lleepar
  • DrewBear2

    2012-13 was definitely a successful season, but I’m not sure Jeremy enjoyed it as much as the 2015-16 season. I think he said that he felt a lot of pressure to live up to his contract that year. He also didn’t have those big games against great teams (Spurs, Cavs, Raptors, etc.) or play as well in the playoffs as he did this season.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I don’t think you acknowledge how much Lin disliked being coached by Cliff.

  • donsmacau

    Game 6 was a fitting reward to JLIN from Clifford for winning games 3-5; he struggled but as the most clutch player against elite teams – got no play, no respect for the final 6 minutes with only 5 fouls.

    Game 7 uggh.

    Those 2 games are what JLIN and his fans will forever remember.

  • DrewBear2

    You’re introducing a 4th option that wasn’t on your original list. What you should’ve added to your list was the 11-games of Linsanity with the Knicks. That’s freedom and would obviously have been my choice if you had listed it. But you didn’t.

  • donsmacau

    I was just piggy backing off your original post, “Hornets is that despite all the negatives, he still had his most enjoyable season” THOSE were your words weren’t they?

    If you had implied in those words, Linsanity as well, I don’t believe you would have typed that sentence now would you?

  • DrewBear2

    Ok. Let’s say Lin hated with a burning passion being coached by Cliff. Why did he have so much fun this season? Maybe people need to consider that Clifford wasn’t all that terrible.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    That’s why I said knowing then what he knows now. Lin regrets not having more confidence in himself during his first years in the league. The pressure he felt was due to post-Linsanity circumstances, not really due to how the Rox treated him. Having said that, McHale did treat him really badly. Cliff didn’t bad mouth Lin as much as McHale did. But Cliff marginalized him even more than McHale.

    Lin definitely did have huge games that season. He had a 37(?) point game against the Spurs in the absence of Harden (lost in OT). And he had an amazing 29 point win against the Thunder. Playoffs were bad because he got that huge chest contusion in game 1 but the way this year’s playoffs ended in games 6&7 were very frustrating as well.

  • Jamie

    He doesn’t have to physically be here for that. That probably didn’t affect him much last year.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Yeah it’s all relative.

  • Jamie

    I think Lin wants to start but he probably is willing to accept 6th man role if he doesn’t get any good starting offers.
    I hope he starts for a team that can at least compete for playoffs but if he doesn’t get such offer and ends up on a contending team as a 6th man playing 30+mins, it’s not the end of the world

  • Jamie

    McHale wouldn’t have pulled him in game 6 and 7. McHale trusted Lin more than Clifford did.
    He might have had teammates with better personalities but Clifford did not respect Lin.

  • DaBoss

    Here we go again.

  • Jamie

    Clifford does not respect Lin as a player much. Hope he knows that.
    Lin will make an excellent 6th man but he will try for a starting gig I think

  • DrewBear2

    You quote part of my original post, yet you never answer the question: “So if it was that bad in Charlotte, why did he enjoy the work environment?” Instead you go off on an irrelevancy about comparing prisons.

    I’ll let you have the last word.

  • Jamie

    That’s the truth. If he doesnt get any starting offer, how does he start? enlighten me

  • DaBoss

    Sorry to disappoint you. But he’ll make an excellent starting PG so no worries.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Because you also have to realize how miserable Lin was with McHale and Byron Scott. It’s all relative. Cliff was much better than those two but no where near what MDA was like.

    Put it this way: On a scale of 1-10, MDA was a 10. McHale was a 0, and BS was a -10. Cliff was like a 2.

  • PPP

    If i were lin, i would take:

    Nets for 12m per,
    Knicks 15m per,
    Rox 18m per

    But, Im not Lin, Haha.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I would take:

    Nets for 10m per,

    Spurs 8m per,

    Rox 20m per

  • donsmacau

    By golly you might have a point.

    Perhaps Clifford engineered MKG’s injury so JLIN get a bit of stand-in-the-corner-decoy duty and defensive stopper usage.

    Perhaps Clifford made JLamb (the new $7mill man) play like garbage so JLIN could regain minutes give to JLamb.

    Perhaps Clifford re-engineered MKG’s second injury so JLIN get regain those trash minutes that Clifford took away from JLIN the instant MKG was healthy.

    Perhaps it was a blessing (I don’t know how) that between Kemba and Batum, JLIN got approximately 4 mins/game as the sole playmaker for the bench post-ASG, without any other PGs or PFs on the floor.

    Must have been Clifford that manufactured every injury that allowed JLIN to lead the most important wins of the season – when NO other player could.

  • Sesshie

    McHale was trying to win so he played JLin more when the game was on the line. Clifford was trying to competitively lose, as in not get swept, but not overachieve so it won’t look as bad this upcoming season when JLin won’t be there. Imagine the Hornets reached the second round this year but not make the playoffs next year.

  • DaBoss

    Oh no – nothing less than a billion from the Knicks. lol

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, I missed that “if he can redo” part of your reply. Of course that changes the nature of the thought exercise, which was to try and figure out what made one season fun and another not so fun for Jeremy?

    I’d forgotten about that big game against the Spurs in ’12-13. But I think you’ll agree leading that comeback victory against them this season was way better. Although the teams lost the playoff series both seasons, Jeremy’s performance this season was stellar.

  • DaBoss

    Hmmmmm, hmmmmm … Nope Clifford was pretty terrible.

  • alain gervais

    Knicks are not on the list. Lin said trust is important. It rules out knicks. He has no history with their coach. Also has issues with melo and company so “humble teammates is off

  • alain gervais

    Its interesting Lin said the first 4 years of his career he didn’t enjoy until last year

  • 7Jeremiah17

    There are like 5 teams who need starting PGs and many more who need backup PGs. Besides Conley and Lin (and a very problematic Rondo) who are they going to choose? If Lin gets no offer to start the NBA is really screwed up.

  • Jamie

    Well, you are not Lin.
    He is a good 6th man whether you like it or not

  • Jamie

    yep clifford is a worse coach

  • Jamie

    It is.

  • donsmacau

    I tried my prison analogy which went over most of the Hornet’s fans heads…so here’s another analogy of relativism:

    Rockets = syrup of ipecac (makes ya throw up)
    Lakers = drain cleaner
    Hornets = watery cabbage soup

    None of that is filet mignon — does this analogy work any better?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Whatever Lin was able to accomplish this season is a testament to how great a player he is and how he was ready to shine given some rare opportunities. I don’t think he owes any gratitude to Cliff who used him only when injuries forced him to.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets 33-49 under KemBatum.
    I heard Brian Roberts is available to come back – grab him quick, you’ll need him unless Jorge is your man.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…fine, Cliff was terrible. Lin only started 13 games. He was paid “peanuts”. Why did he have so much fun? You all are still refusing to try and understand what it was about this season that made it fun for Jeremy. If it wasn’t the coach, starting or money, what was it? Winning? Houston won 45 & 54 games when he was there, yet he didn’t enjoy it nearly as much.

  • alain gervais

    Rox has 2-3 of what Lin said he wants. The humble team mate part is not gonna be there. Hornets missing his want or need really to start. Nets are by far the only team that seem to fit everything he said. Like Lin says we will wait for the nba draft.

  • Jamie

    Then again I’m not a Hornets fan so your post is meaningless lol like your other ones

  • Uh-Oh

    Well, you are not Lin.
    He will make excellent starting pg whether you like it or not.

  • Uh-Oh

    And again.

  • Jamie

    You are not Lin either.
    He can be a good starter too.
    I guess you people are not as high on Lin as I am.
    Are you even Lin fans?

  • Sesshie

    Of course. If he gets no offers as starting PG, then the next best job is 6th man. At that point, it’s not a matter of willing or not lol. He can only choose the best job among the offers he received. Let’s hope there are a few starting PG offers on the table so we can forget about the 6th man or glorified bench job.

  • Uh-Oh

    You are not Lin either.
    He can be an excellent starter.
    I guess you people are not as high on Lin as I am.
    Are you even Lin fans?

  • donsmacau

    So that makes you a James Harden fan, Kobe fan or Carmelo fan?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If Lin does not get a good situation this season, I will give up on the NBA.

  • Sesshie

    I can’t say he’s a worse coach in terms of recognizing what JLin could do. He probably knows playing JLin more would get more wins, but it’s just that he had a different agenda other than winning.

  • alain gervais

    Lakers of the three was the worst. Rox was more insulting to Lin but BS killed his image. nearly sent his career down the tubes. Rox started it all. Knicks (as a guy from NY who originally followed Knicks before Lin blew up) have a terrible owner. Who makes bad decision again and again. Its Rox vs the Nets i think. Chicago a dark horse. Maybe mavs to round it out.

  • DaBoss

    Well none of us is Lin. But he has spoken. You have your own agenda which does not jive with his.

  • Uh-Oh

    I am like that girl in the “How to be single” movie, who thought the same about sport like NBA. Personally enjoy skating, swimming, and individual sport better.

  • Jamie

    I mean like in terms of how he treated Lin.
    They could have made conference finals if they were coached better

  • Jamie

    Yep, fingers crossed but im more optimistic than last year

  • Jamie

    I gave up when Lin only got a few votes on the 6th man award thats just stupid
    Even the non Lin fans were saying Lin deserved it this season

  • Jamie

    yes

  • 7Jeremiah17

    MKG got injured during pre-season. When the regular season began, Cliff started PJ instead of Lin and KemBatum started icing Lin out of the offense. Lin tweeted sad Biblical quotes. At that point it was clear this would be a very long, frustrating season. The last two games of the playoffs were just the icing on the cake.

  • DrewBear2

    I gave up on the NBA decades ago. Once Jeremy retires, I’ll probably give up again.

  • Jamie

    You are the only one with agenda LOL

  • Sesshie

    That’s exactly what I meant. I don’t think reaching the conference finals was ever in the Hornets’ objective this year. They were aiming low. First round exit was good for them. Next year they could aim for second round exit. Small improvement. Basically they set a low bar for themselves to meet so the risk of failure is low.

  • DaBoss

    Yes and that’s to support Jeremy in reaching his stated goals.

  • DaBoss

    LOL

  • Uh-Oh

    Wrong movie. It’s the “Train wreck” movie. Lol. Lebrun James was feature in it too.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I don’t think they set a low bar. The were willing to go as far as KemBatum would carry them. But they couldn’t let Lin do the heavy lifting. That would make Kembatum look bad.

  • Sesshie

    Going as far as KemBatum would carry them equals setting a low bar lol.

  • PPP

    after all these years, more money = more trust
    but respect your opinion.

  • PPP

    i don’t mind it, haha

  • PPP

    rox, here i come

  • Uh-Oh

    Is he saying “yes” to admit he’s not as high as the rest of us on Lin?such contradicted mind I don’t understand and don’t want to.
    Whatever.

  • Jamie

    lol you call that supporting

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I know it won’t happen. But hypothetically, if Lin were to return to the Hornets for another season just like this one? I would not pay attention to his games anymore. There would be nothing to look forward to or enjoy. I’m sure many fans feel the same way.

    But after following Lin for years now, I see how ambitious he is. He wants the same things his fans want. He won’t settle.

  • Jamie

    lol the only contradicted mind is yours

  • Uh-Oh

    Record is there for reviewing.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    True

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If he had all 3 of those offers on the table, I think it would be a very difficult choice to make. He may not be willing to rejoin Harden under any circumstances. Who knows.

  • DaBoss

    No he would never admit anything. It’s just that his posts are comical. Dont waste time trying to understand his/her mind.

  • DaBoss

    The truth is he will get starting offers. Sorry to disappoint you.

  • DrewBear2

    Man, I don’t know. I didn’t expect this season to be as fun to watch as it was. You just don’t know how things will work out regardless where Jeremy plays.

  • DaBoss

    Unlike you, yes.

  • PPP

    well, i don’t know. it seems to me that lin hated DM more than harden. in fact, lin will has less pressure by being double teamed when they are both on the court. but defense is more concerned than offense. lins improved defense may help a bit.

    not my first choice but i would not be surprised if lin is back to the rox if they offer him a big big contract + MDA.

  • donsmacau

    82 games plus another 7 = 89 games. I don’t know about the rest of you but I enjoyed 3 playoff games and roughly 12-15 more games. A few games were meh, misuses/underutilizations of JLIN even if the isoballhogs won against bad teams.

    How many games did you actually find “fun to watch as it was” and why?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    For me this season was not fun to watch. Waiting 9 min for Lin to enter the game just to be iced out and then subbed out in the middle of the 2nd Q? Almost never allowed to run the point without Bautm or Kemba babysitting him? This season was totally frustrating from beginning to end.

    Were there a few amazing Linsanity games? Yeah, whenever Batum, Kemba or PJ (in addition to MKG) were injured. I can’t enjoy a season when you have to hope for players to get injured.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I wouldn’t be shocked but I would be surprised.

  • grover chang

    Rocket, Moreys head

  • DaBoss

    Look – I don’t feel the need to play what if games or to over analyze and pick apart what Jeremy said and what he means. It’s clear what he wants and what will lead him to be happy. And I hope for him that everything comes together in the best way possible in this FA.

  • DrewBear2

    I admit I tended to tune out when Jeremy wasn’t on the court and there were certainly frustrating times. But I watched pretty much all the games, including preseason, and enjoyed them for the most part. Just shows how differently we all can experience the same event.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I don’t think Kemba is humble either.

  • DrewBear2

    “I hope for him that everything comes together in the best way possible in this FA.”

    Amen.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Just checked the game log. On Feb. 3rd, Lin started the game in place of Kemba and led the Hornets to their first win against LeBron’s team in 5 years. MJ and Cho were whooping it up and going crazy along with all the fans. What was Lin’s reward? The very next game Lin got only 16 minutes, the lowest of the season. If that doesn’t make you pull your hair out, nothing will.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I told you my answer. It’s all relative. Houston and LA were absolute h*** so CLT was a lot more fun in comparison. Rox had McHale and Harden who were awful. LA had KOBE and Byron who were even worse. CLT had Cliff who didn’t bad mouth him as much and Kemba who was much better than Kobe or Harden.

    If you don’t accept this answer, then what is your explanation?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If I could only choose one, I’d rather get rid of Harden than Morey.

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think NBA allows players to hide their injuries, officially. But in reality, it happens all the time because players and teams don’t want their opponents to know their weakness.

    If the Hawks tried to trade him, the other team would have found out during the physical.

    If the Hawks wanted to keep him, then they would probably leak out the news to decrease his value and demand.

  • real-dsb

    not even 2012 with the Knicks? or maybe that was *too* much pressure and therefore not enjoyable.

  • Acbc

    Lol, you forgot how Rox lost that sixth game when Lilliard scored that last second 3 on Parsons. Mchale the “brilliant” coach who trusted Lin took Lin out for “defensive” reasons. Smh. Lin totally shut Lilliard down for the whole 4th quarter and yet put Parsons and Bev in to take the credit for the win.

    So yeah, Mcahle must have really trusted and respected Lin for sure.

  • real-dsb

    I would do ($23M is the max contract for 6 yr veteran, based on 25% of projected $92M cap):

    Nets $10M+
    any other team $15M+
    Knicks $23M
    Rockets $23M plus GM power (i.e. fire Morey and trade Harden away)

  • Rick Johnson

    Time to unload those Lin bobbleheads.

    https://twitter.com/thehoneybees/status/741371608774758400

  • DrewBear2

    Forget the Knicks and Rockets. For $12M I’d pick Spurs over Nets. Even if he didn’t start right away, there’s a clear path to the starting PG position. Meanwhile he’d be with a perennial championship contender.

  • DrewBear2

    I agree. But Les seems to still believe that Harden is ‘the one’.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps not. But maybe time zone differences impeded communication. Waiting for parties to to convey information an stuff.

  • DX

    Lin should bring them to Asia.

  • real-dsb

    I think it’s better to be in US time during FA. Still faster communication.

  • real-dsb

    $23M x 44 years.

  • donsmacau

    There was a clear path for Patty Mills to the starting position too…so what happens to Mills if you slot JLIN above Mills?

    And then what happens to JLIN if you like some youngster more than JLIN tomorrow?

  • donsmacau

    Right there – the Charlotte Hornets Organization admits JLIN is not coming back

  • CJSHYY

    Interesting. Ric Bucher picked Mem & Jazz for Lin. But Howard Beck picked Rox (bc MDA) & Nets.

    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/741358205108813825

  • DaBoss

    He will get starting offers. Sorry to disappoint you.

  • DX

    Just personal thinking, no sauce.

  • Jamie

    Thats the best case scenerio but well see
    Nobody knows whats gonna happen

  • alain gervais

    Yea its interesting he said that. 2012 was chaotic

  • Jamie

    That’s true but having a chance to talk to the staff and visit cities should help

  • Jamie

    I said he trusted Lin more than McHale
    Learn to read

  • Jamie

    thats called unresonable but okay thats just you

  • Jamie

    yah for you

  • DrewBear2

    “It’s relative” works for something experienced in fairly quick succession. You first taste a sour mango and the next one might be bland, but tastes sweet to a mouth still puckering.

    But a basketball season is a long grind. Jeremy enjoyed it starting from the preseason trip to China, but there were also rough spots here and there. Yet the entire 6+ month experience was enjoyable. He had fun coming to work each day.

    I don’t think he ended each day thinking this is so much better than LA, but it really isn’t that great. I think for the most part he had a good working relationship with the coaches and players he saw each day, which made it fun to come in to work.

    I know exit interview comments are diplomatic in nature, but I think he really sees the Hornets organization as being among the best in the NBA. So relatively speaking, Knicks/Rox/Lakers are in the bottom 20%, while the Hornets are in the top 20% of teams. He knows it’s not going to be easy finding an equally enjoyable situation, much less a better one.

  • real-dsb

    Thanks for the link.

    Skip to 2:00 for comments on Lin. Paraphrased:

    Ric Bucher

    Grizzlies – if Conley leaves. Great fit with Marc Gasol as the nucleus.

    Jazz – heady PG to organize the team. Lin demonstrated during the postseason that he could be the go-to scorer and do a lot of that. Jazz missed that down the stretch.

    Lin’s going to have a number of options to go to. I’d like to see Lin be the starting PG and make his impact that way.

    Howard Beck

    Rockets – D’Antoni. Lin can either play next to Harden or off the bench leading the second unit. Rockets organization is still fond of him.

    Nets – Kenny Atkinson. Not of lot of hope for Nets to contend in the near future, but need to spark the fan base with some excitement.

  • donsmacau

    You see things through your rose-colored glasses and you say the same about us – you will have no success in changing anyone’s mind and obviously your mind won’t change.

    We believe JLIN sees this past season (as do his fans) as “really not that great” but better is around the corner with a team who trusts him with the ball at starting playmaker PG. You feel the opposite, you feel your Hornets did JLIN right – and his next team will do him wrong – We agree to disagree.

  • DrewBear2

    He started the season sleeping on couches and wondering if he was going to be released. 11 games, 19 days of Linsanity followed by 7 losses in 8 games and the eventual D’Antoni resignation. Season trickles to a season-ending injury.

    Chaotic seems right.

  • PETE B

    NBA Rumor Central: Jeremy Lin to join free-agent market
    http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/rumors/post/_/id/38050/nba-rumor-central-jeremy-lin-to-join-free-agent-market
    Jun 7, 2016
    ESPN.com
    Point guard Jeremy Lin signed with the Charlotte Hornets last July and his contract includes a 2016-17 player option worth $2.42 million. To no surprise, Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports Lin will decline the option, so he can become a free agent July 1.

    Lin did not impress enough NBA executives the last few years, which is why he could only get a low-dollar deal as a free agent in 2015. Lin had a comeback season playing for Hornets head coach Steve Clifford in 2015-16 as he provided a significant role off the bench and many times made key baskets late in games.

    Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds during his first season playing with Charlotte and said in April that he would like to re-sign with the Hornets. Charlotte will likely operate as an over-the-cap team in July and can only offer Lin a salary next season worth the $5,628,000 non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

    Lin’s deadline to accept the player option is June 22, which he won’t, so June 23 he will officially join the 2016 free-agent market

  • real-dsb

    this side argument ends here.

  • real-dsb

    oh, so it’s not an opt-out, it’s an opt-in?

  • DrewBear2

    Are those numbers correct? I thought it was $2.2M option for next season. And Hornets “can only offer” Lin the MLE? Why is that?

  • alain gervais

    I think thats the same thing. HE could either opt out or in. Its a players option

  • PPP

    it may be true if their priorities are to re-sign batum and william while do not want to trade lamb and hawes for cap space.

  • donsmacau

    Chaos due to Carmelo sabotaging Linsanity/MDA, a knee injury and a Woodson HC determined to work with Carmelo to undermine Linsanity.

    11 games where JLIN averaged 24.6 pts/9.2 assists, shot 49.7%

  • real-dsb

    opt-out means that by default you are “in”, have to take action to opt-out.

    opt-in means by default you are “out”, have to take action to opt-in.

    The difference is that if it’s opt-in, then the player should just take no action and let the deadline expire. But if it’s opt-out, you might want to opt-out before the deadline just to make sure nothing goes wrong (like someone forgets or messes up the paperwork).

  • real-dsb

    can’t dunk left. 😉

  • JLin fan from Australia

    This is the most complete talk about the criteria of his choice in FA.

  • alain gervais

    FROM This its an OPT-OUT

    Free Agency Explained

    Posted Jun 22 2012 11:19AM

    Free Agent Tracker key

    Free agency for the 2012-13 season begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1, 2012.

    UFA Unrestricted free agent

    RFA Restricted free agent

    * Player option

    ** Team option

    *** Early termination option

    Free agency terminology

    Unrestricted free agent

    An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any team, though some unrestricted free agents have options on their existing contracts that, if exercised, may impact their choices.

    • A team option grants the original team the right to keep a player for another year.

    •A player option grants the player the power to decide whether to stay for another year or become a completely unrestricted free agent.

    (In either case, if the option is refused, the player is completely unrestricted, free to sign with any team.)

    • An early termination option gives the player the right to end a signed contract. The option cannot be exercised before the end of the fourth year of an existing contract. If the player declines to exercise the option, he remains with the original team. If the option is exercised, he is free to sign with any team.

    Restricted free agent

    A restricted free agent can sign an offer sheet with any team, but the player’s original team can retain him by matching the terms of that offer. The original team is said to have the “right of first refusal.”

  • DrewBear2

    Hey! We agree completely. lol

  • alain gervais

    I think your over thinking it a little. ITs an option to leave or stay. Its really that simple

  • exel

    It’s an opt-in. The player needs to notify the league and the team they are exercising their player option. Lin doesn’t have to do anything and keep the Hornets in suspense as whether he’ll opt-in till the very last day, but being the professional Lin is, he’s probably given the Hornets his notice.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Right before the Hornets season, Lin suffered mightily with the Lakers. He was basically getting bullied by Kobe and BS on a daily basis. And the team was purposely trying to lose almost every single game. Lin described how getting DNP-CDed literally brought him to tears. That season was a long grind. By the time it was over, Lin considered giving up bb.

    So yeah, the very next season with the Hornets did feel a lot better. Lin loves to play basketball and playing for the Hornets brought the joy back again. At least they were trying to win, even if they limited his minutes and touches.

    I understand the points you’re making but I disagree. I do believe “he ended each day thinking this is so much better than LA, but it really isn’t that great.” His working relation with Cliff was not as painful as the ones he had McHale and BS but Cliff still was not nearly cooperative enough.

    I actually think the Hornets were a below average team for Lin. If Lin had signed as a backup for the Grizzlies, Bulls or Nets, it might have turned out much better for him (leaving aside the 1 year option issue.) Right now I consider the Hornets to be his worst possible choice. Because we know that Kemba + Cliff are a problem. All the other teams have potential at least.

  • Lin Dunn

    Jlin enjoys CHA b/c of his team mates. But most of them will be FA and will not return.

  • DX

    Lin mentioned coach, team style, teammate, city, winning team, play time, starter.

  • Lin Dunn

    Thanks, and hopefully not in that order of priority.

  • alain gervais

    winning team??? uh oh nets have their first issue. looks like every team is missing one of the thing Lin listed. It will be a tough choice to what matters most

  • zxcvb

    More like non-tanking/mismanaged. Lin knew he could take the Hornets to the playoffs despite a lack of winning history/players. Lin + Lopez +Young + a 3pt shooter is a winning, playoff team. Easy.

    The fact that he mentions city is interesting to me. Never heard that before, didn’t know he had a preference. Another point for Brooklyn/NYC…

  • alain gervais

    He said “winning team” if thats true. Nets are not a winning team

  • zxcvb

    Neither were Charlotte. And he signed with them.

  • alain gervais

    Ok we are talking about this year not last. He we choose what he want. What ever his priorities are will effect what he chooses. If a “winning team” is not as important as the others then he will choose the nets. For me Rox and nets are the closest to what he wants. Rox have Humble teammates issues. Nets have winning team issues. Chicago could have it all depending what they do with Rose. Anyways ill wait and see like Lin will

  • zxcvb

    Last year when he chose Charlotte they were a bad team, but Lin said he thought they could win and make the playoffs. He was right.

    Lin is talking about about a team like Hinkie’s Sixers. Last year, Lin was asked about the Sixers he said he didn’t know about them because “they’re always trying to lose.” Not to mention he just played for a tanking Lakers team with BS benching him to lose.

  • alain gervais

    Ok we are talking about this year not last.

  • zxcvb

    Okay, got it. Just clarifying. Some people think Lin only wants to play for a title contender and has no faith in his own ability. They think he sees a team like the Sixers/Nets in a weak East and says, “No way! I’m a scrub and we’ll lose 60 games if I start!”

  • real-dsb

    that is a huge mic !! LOL

  • alain gervais

    No team is perfect. Every team have their issues. Nets need to get some free agents, We will see what they do. Anyways its 20 days so lets wait and see.. 20 wins to 40 wins. would still miss the playoffs this year

  • real-dsb

    well, it’s just a list of factors that will contribute to his decision. Not a list of dealbreakers.

  • zxcvb

    They have plenty to make the playoffs if Lin joins. Third seed in the East only won 48 games, Lin leading the Nets would easily be that good or better.

    Only one team can win the title. No need to worry about that yet.

  • alain gervais

    No they don’t . basketball is more complex then that. Steph curry had a win share of 13 wins. That would get the nets 33 wins

  • alain gervais

    Yup

  • real-dsb

    Westbrook skipping Olympics. At this rate, Lin may get an invite! LOL.

    But honestly, I can’t blame any athlete for skipping the Olympics this year.

    https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/741395599543533568

  • zxcvb

    Yes, they absolutely do. And that’s not how basketball works, btw. You think Curry would add only 13 wins to the Sixers? Basketball is played on the court, not paper.

  • zxcvb

    BTW, Nash/MDA going to the Suns made a 33 win difference in his first year (his win shares were 10.9 that year). Amare, Marion, Barbosa all there the year before too. I guess Curry is trash according to your logic?

  • alain gervais

    This talk seem redundant to me. You believe what you believe. Im not going to change it . You won’t change minds. 20 days. Just wait and we will see. If Lin chooses Nets i will be happy. Nets need to get some free agents. Good teams have good tendencies. Bad teams bad tendencies. Which is why Lin said he wants winning teams. If he could get all he wants on a winning team he will choose that. If not he will go with the next best choice. We will see soon enough what happens

  • alain gervais

    Was it the exact same team. How old was they. It didn’t just happen out of the blue.

  • zxcvb

    Your logic is horribly poor. You see Curry with 13 win shares and you take that literally. That he can only make a 13-game improvement, so Lin can only make a 3 game improvement or whatever.

    That’s 100% wrong. Not opinion, but fact.

  • alain gervais

    please don’t insult me.

  • alain gervais

    This comment was flagged.

  • zxcvb

    Take you own advice. “No they don’t . basketball is more complex then that.”

    Stop insulting and then whining. Done with your hypocritical, ill-informed posts.

  • alain gervais

    No they don’t is an insult lol

  • alain gervais

    wow

  • zxcvb

    Where was my insult? Saying your logic was poor? Stop crying. Be an adult.

    “FLAGGED.” Embarrassing.

  • heart

    @jfirst:disqus Thanks. That sounds more like it.

  • zxcvb

    You got beaten in a argument, just admit your mistake and move on. Stop whining.

    We all make mistakes. I thought OKC would close the 3-1 series lead.

  • DaBoss

    Some of us have a pretty good idea.

  • alain gervais

    Ok you win move on *sarcasm*

  • Rick James

    i dont want lin to go either…that zika virus thing is scaring away alot of athletes. Horrible timing in my opinion.

  • DaBoss

    Nothing unreasonable about it, but if you wish to interpret it that way be my guest.

  • zxcvb

    “Humble teammates” stands out. Sure doesn’t sound like Houston or the Knicks…

    Even if it’s not the Nets (though that’s where my money is), it would be a surprise team like the Jazz. Humble teammates, good coach, chance to start (though no guarantee depending on Utah’s belief in Exum and his ACL).

  • real-dsb

    this side argument ends here.

  • alain gervais

    Ad hominem (Latin for “to the man” or “to the person”[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a logical fallacy in which an argument is rebutted by attacking the character, motive, or other attribute of the person making the argument, or persons associated with the argument, rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself.[2]

    Ad hominem reasoning is not always fallacious, for example, when it relates to the credibility of statements of fact or when used in certain kinds of moral and practical reasoning.[3]

    Fallacious ad hominem reasoning is normally categorized as an informal fallacy,[4][5][6] more precisely as a genetic fallacy, a subcategory of fallacies of irrelevance.

  • DaBoss

    thank you.

  • zxcvb

    Educate yourself. Ad hominem is attacking the person. That’s the opposite of what I did. “YOU are stupid” is ad hominem. “Your logic is poor” is not.

    Seriously, man. Just stop it. Stop polluting this forum with your whining. Let’s talk Lin and basketball! I’m done. I’m not wasting anymore posts on your whining and flagging comments.

  • heart

    Yep. I believe one of the main reasons he had fun w/ the Hornets was his teammates. They all got along w/ each other and hung out together as a team. There was no drama in the locker reported. One special and rare occurrence was that they had bible study together.

  • alain gervais

    zxcvb alain gervais • 12 minutes ago

    “Your” logic is horribly poor.

    your

    yôr,yo͝or/Submit

    determiner

    1.

    belonging to or associated with the person or people that the speaker is addressing.

    “what is your name?”

    2.

    belonging to or associated with any person in general.

    “the sight is enough to break your heart”

    Educate yourself. Ad hominem is attacking the person. That’s the opposite of what I did. “YOU” are stupid” is ad hominem. “Your” logic is poor” is not.

  • Jamie

    The incompetent coach ruined it though.
    Lin shouldn’t go back unless Clifford is gone

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, I do believe Lin when he said it’s the most fun he’s ever had. No off-court drama (“Ridiculous contract!”) even though he was misused on the court. But now it’s time to find both a good locker room AND a good starting spot.

  • alain gervais

    Cliff is a pretty good coach whether he is best for Lin is the question. Clearly Atkinson and dantoni would be better. although atkinson is a question being a new coach

  • Spot

    It really sounds like the Nets, especially if they sign Marvin Williams.

    Both Williams and Young have Lin’s same agent.

  • zxcvb

    Also, the big cap increases. Why even risk an injury with more competitive basketball when you could get PAID like crazy this summer or next (another increase).

  • Jamie

    He’s a good assistant coach like he was with Houston but his offence is garbage. It’s iso after iso.
    I don’t know about Atkinson he’s new so he’s an unknown.
    MDA is a good coach but if Harden doesn’t buy in, he won’t be any good

  • real-dsb

    this side argument ends here.

  • alain gervais

    That i agree with. He is more of a defensive coach. Clearly

  • Rick James

    doesn’t apply to russell westbrook since hes not a free agent this season. Curry is not going either, don’t blame him for it. Brazil olympics this year is turning into a huge flop already.

  • zxcvb

    That’s a good point. He and Marvin were also close on the Hornets (I think they led the Bible study group). Nets have Young, though, so Marvin would have to play SF if he wanted to start. I don’t know if he can or wants to do that at his age. I think he’s a full-time stretch-4 now.

  • zxcvb

    Next season Westbrook is a free agent. And there’s another cap increase then.

    So you can be sure he wants to avoid any injury between now and then. He already had a couple surgeries already. Another could damage his value.

  • alain gervais

    I just want to know if i can say someone has poor logic and Educate yourself to someone. Just want to know. If i can use it as well since it wasn’t deleted

    zxcvb alain gervais • 23 minutes ago

    Your logic is horribly poor.

    zxcvb • 11 minutes ago

    Educate yourself

  • alain gervais

    Mods help??

  • Rick Johnson

    Next season is a contract season for Russel. If he gets sick or injured and can’t play part of next season or it effects his production it could effect his next contract when he’s a free agent the following year.

  • DaBoss

    uhhhh – whaaat??

  • DrewBear2

    I agree entirely with your first two paragraphs. I agree that we disagree about how he feels about the Hornets. And of course we’ll never know what might’ve happened with other teams last season. Memphis might’ve proved interesting since Conley missed 1/3 of the season.

    In any case, I also hope he gets even more opportunities with this next contract.

  • Jamie

    Lol people will persistently attack you when you say something they don’t agree with. You can never win because the moment you fire back, you are breaking the rules and can possibly get banned. They won’t because they are devoted supporters. You are always at fault when you don’t agree with those people.

  • real-dsb

    no, it’s not okay to insult others. However, returning the insults and continuing the personal attacks does not help.

  • alain gervais

    Been here since the 2013 . So I’ve been here for a while. The site is recently denigrating from what it was a few years ago.

  • alain gervais

    Did i return insult?? Please name some. I will add i have never been banned once. Which is surprising because I’m at battle with others every other day it seems. I know i didn’t break because i never do. Its just surprising the leeway others are given lately. The culture of this board is getting a little toxic to discussion unless you completely agree

  • real-dsb

    If you wish to discuss site moderation, please do so in the proper thread:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/

  • real-dsb

    you can continue this discussion in this thread:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/

  • PETE B

    To ALL Koreans J Lins mother’s family come from a Korean village in China. This has strong conjecture Lin is Korean descendant
    Only DNA analysis and family records can confirm Korean ancestry on mothers side

  • David Kim

    didnt lin say that he will not consider nets during last free agency?
    But many things have been changed coach , GM and etc…

  • PETE B

    did you know Jlins mothers ancestors come from a korean village in China?

  • alain gervais

    Did you just say jeremy is north korean lmao???

  • Rick Johnson

    I think there was a New York paper that mentioned that the Nets had offered him more than the Hornets, something like $3.5mil but wanted multiple years, no player option. He took the smaller Hornets offer so he could opt out after one year.

  • DrewBear2

    It’s hardly “easy” to win 48 games, even in the East. The Hornets needed career-best years from Kemba, Nic & Marvin along with Jeremy’s very significant contributions leading a strong bench performance. They made major changes in their team to go from 33 to 48 wins.

    The Nets are starting from a 21 win season. I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it’s going to be extremely difficult for them to win 48 games next year even with Jeremy starting at PG. Not only will they need career performances from Lopez & Young, they’re going to need a bench that’s as strong as Charlotte’s was this season. They’ll figuratively need to clone Jeremy to also be the backup PG.

  • CJSHYY
  • DaBoss

    Interesting fact. Maybe that explains his stubborness – lol.

  • PETE B

    ancestry is prior to ww2 and korean war but yes

  • alain gervais

    Yea i now i was joking . People migrate so thats not surprising

  • PETE B

    as i understand chinese consider taiwan is china province anyways

  • Briiick

    Even though his teammates are humble, the top brains who had made large bets did enforce nasty agendas on the floor which costed them a lot of winnable games.

  • alain gervais

    On and off.

  • alain gervais

    I will be deleting my account. This site over these last three year has only gotten worse. I deleted may account once during the playoffs. I thought it was become toxic and i feel that way again. Stating an opinion here is like starting a war. Some even take it as a personal insult. I said Lin should choose the nets over sixers because dantoni was an assistant coach and could leave i got attacked for it. Once dantoni left and turns out i was right people just jumped on the nets bandwagon. I just want to be open minded i clearly don’t know what Lin will do. So lets look at all option. This is how i think but some here just don’t even want to think about it. Ive been here since 2013. Ive enjoyed being here for the last 3 year but its just gotten to that point. This is my last post. I will still follow Lin to where ever just won’t post here again. I hope the best to him. Will cheer in silent from now on
    You know its time to leave win even the mods are disappointing.

  • DX

    “winning team” maybe complicate. He may mean wining more games or try to win more. Anyway, not a tank team for sure.

  • DX

    Definitely no order, Lin said all these will be considered.

  • Jamie

    wishful thinking

  • Uh-Oh

    Bye!

  • donsmacau

    Why do certain posters feel the need to announce that they will no longer be posting?
    Certainly there are a few schools of thought on why, probably some similarities between why a Kobe has a farewell tour versus a Tim Duncan that just hangs it up, “Tim Duncan Wants No Kobe-Type Farewell Tour” http://www.basketballinsiders.com/tim-duncan-wants-no-kobe-type-farewell-tour/
    and possibly a bit of this, “Want a pay rise? Threaten to quit your job”
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11370785/Want-a-pay-rise-Threaten-to-quit-your-job.html

    Well, only those who do – know the true reason.

  • sws94

    I hate to see you go but, it isn’t a lot of fun here at all sometimes. It really isn’t. At other times, it’s fine.

    I know that the site’s vision hasn’t been realized. The vision here is to be positive, not for all of us to have the same opinion. Really, it’s not natural for all people to have the same opinion.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Jazz is a so so landing spot for Lin. He will probably start at Utah considering his unique team game and his ability to make his team mate better will help the team optimumly by starting. I am not sure Jazz has good FO or coach as they missed the playoff more often that not even after being in a good position near the end of the regular season.

  • donsmacau

    The site’s vision of positivity was originally directed toward – positive expressions toward JLIN’s dreams and desires for his career and life in basketball. And that has not been realized.

    There are a core group who prefer to dwell on negativity toward JLIN achieving his dreams which he himself articulates in words/posts/videos. These posts serve a purpose, to condition other JLIN fans to become accepting of having JLIN abandon his desires before JLIN himself has expressed that he would like to abandon his dreams.

    And there are those who couch this as alternative opinions – but the real purpose is discord and negativity; that in a nutshell is why this site does not realize it’s vision yet.

  • Acbc

    Al of human decendants coma from a very small gene pool from Africa. Watch the PBS show on ancestry on famous people and soon you’ll realize that a lot of them has multiple DNA in them. We are all inter related in some way. Humans just want to find differences instead of commonality. Whites kill each other by religion, Asians by political and geographical differences. Arabs kill one another by minor religious differences.

    When will we start to see one another as one human race instead.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO that espect of the NBA game (betting) could probably be true and often overlooked in the way it influence game outcomes in many subtle ways by players, FOs, coaches, referees or even blatantly by the ingame officials. Haha. A point in case was the recent ‘demand’ by the bb game official association to discontinue last 2 minutes review. Haha

  • Jamie

    But some people can’t accept that, sadly. I don’t know if they are immature or just culture difference.
    That’s so many fans of the team and reporters got annoyed. To those people, you are entitled to your opinion if and only if they agree with you.

  • donsmacau

    Directly insinuating that cultural differences/immaturity of the many-many-many posters on this board who are of Asian descent, is the reason that we don’t embrace your denigration of a fellow Asian-American is condescending.
    FLAGGED

  • Jamie

    Here we go

  • donsmacau

    Your team sites (HORNETS, LAKERS, ROCKETS) ban posters who express negativity toward their players.

    Consider yourself lucky that you really gotta go out of your way on a JLIN FANSITE before you get a ban hammer.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, the type of people you described is very rare on this site besides some so-called ‘strong character’. Some maybe ‘troll’ or I will classify them as ghost bloggers from other fans’ site or agents ‘paid’ bloggers with specific agenda. But no serious harm done albeit annoying at times. Haha

  • InfiniteWisdom

    it’s looking more and more like brooklyn or bust. what other coach does lin have a relationship with? mda, but rockets are a toxic environment. no way he goes there. hornets were a destination only because of silas and he may be gone. atkinson is perfect. bklyn is a big market with fans that still appreciate the linsanity run, bklyn is diverse with an asian population. they have cap space, need a pg. they also had interest last year. the only question left is who else can they sign to strengthen the roster?

    i think second place would be dallas. not sure if they will resign d-will and parsons. also they are in the dwight sweepstakes. lin/matthews/parsons/dirk/dwight is damn good. cant see how they afford all of them…. no state income tax may help….

  • Jamie

    Funny how you think I’m a fan of those teams, aka false accusation, something you heavily rely on when you don’t agree with someone. Thus, the immaturity.

    Also, I have never expressed any negativity towards Lin. Everyone here is a Lin fan but you think otherwise because you are incapable of accepting diverse opinions.

  • Jamie

    Thus, “some”

  • Jamie

    Dirk will take a pay cut. If Parsons demands too much, they can go for someone else. Like Harrison Barnes, Bazermore, even courtney Lee

  • hchao

    It’s not fact, IT IS 100% FALSE!!!

  • InfiniteWisdom

    yes. but after what happened last year, it doesnt seem like they were too high on lin. dont see how they offer him $10+M a year later. they effectively chose d-will over lin so they may just do the same this year and resign him for $10M

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Dallas Mav

  • Lin Dunn

    Dallas will probably resign their PGs. How about Grizzlies, if Conley leaves for the Spurs.

  • donsmacau

    So Real DBS – are we gonna let these guys pick fights with every poster today and pollute this site with their rantings?

  • Jamie

    I think they were going for Lin until DJ pulled out….they are somewhat high on Lin for sure.
    Cuban is a smart guy I think it’s a possiblity

  • casual bb fan

    Haha far from bust. A player of Lin’s caliber can land up in any of the current NBA teams and even starts in most teams without exceptions if the FOs and owners realise Lins uniqueness and caliber as a 5 on 5 basketballer and can appreciate the winning team game be brings. Heck, Lin is the extension of a great coach on the floor to win some games which seem impropable to win at some stage. Haha.

  • Jamie

    How ironic, you are the one always picking fights and launching all the personal attacks, false accusations and insults…

  • donsmacau

    Tell the truth, you a Kemba lover, Kobe lover, Harden lover or Melo lover?

  • Jamie

    Prime exmaple

  • Uh-Oh

    true.
    Especially the first paragraph.

  • hchao

    It is 1000% false. Please do not spread idiotic rumors such as this! It’s an ill-willed rumor generated in Linsanity days–someone fabricated a screen shot making it seem like originated from a credible Korean media, yet there had never been such a report from any Korean media. To say Lin is x% Korean is as laughable as saying Confucius was Korean. The fact is Lin’s father’s side is 8th generation Taiwanese immigrated from Fujian, China. Lin’s mother was born in Taiwan, and her mother was from Zhejiang, China. Both Lin parents’ ancestors were from southern China–tens of thousands miles away from Korean. There is no such thing as korean village in southern China, period.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha, these ‘some’ are getting smarter and more difficult to pin point. Only their conscience can make the atmosphere here more positive and one of the favourite site for bb fans like yours truly

  • casual bb fan

    Good post but need to be more subtle. Then it would be great and more palatable. Haha

  • hchao

    Spreading 100% false rumors should be taboo in any moderated forum. IMHO, mod should delete posts like this.

  • Rick Johnson

    Bulls if Rose traded. Lin / Butler backcourt would be best in the East.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha cute n thought provoking post. Ghost bloggers from Kobe stable may not like it.

  • Uh-Oh

    You can go too when it really really really isn’t that much fun here. I remember you said to taking a long vacation but never did.

  • sws94

    I’ll stay here just to annoy you. Man, take the personal stuff somewhere else.

  • hchao

    It is 1000% false. Please do not spread idiotic rumors such as this! It’s an ill-willed rumor generated in Linsanity days–someone fabricated a screen shot making it seem like originated from a credible Korean media, yet there had never been such a report from any Korean media. To say Lin is x% Korean is as laughable as saying Confucius was Korean. The fact is Lin’s father’s side is 8th generation Taiwanese immigrated from Fujian, China. Lin’s mother was born in Taiwan, and her mother was from Zhejiang, China. Both Lin parents’ ancestors were from southern China–tens of thousands miles away from Korean. There is no such thing as korean village in southern China, period.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    memphis is a TERRIBLE spot for lin. horrible offense. new coach. and jb bickerstaff is an assisstant. DO NOT WANT! if lin doesnt sign with bklyn i’ll be personally disappointed. hopefully they can sign bazemore or crabbe. even fournier… or maybe lee can follow lin to bklyn…

  • DaBoss

    Sadly I believe you are correct.

  • Rick Johnson
  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Clifford is only a so so coach considering that he misused a player of Lin’s caliber at crucial moment of the game not to mention he opted not to start Lin, arguably the best team player on the Hornets. That mistake in not starting Lin after he showed Hornets how to play 5 on 5 basketball effectively and efficiently should have gotten him the sack from any FO worth it’s salt. Haha.

  • DaBoss

    Sorry – my apologies. Just thought he was trying to post an interesting tidbit.

  • Rick Johnson
  • PPP

    You are a bit over reacted IMHO. As I always said, ignore those who you think you are being attacked and dont response what ever they posted. Only interact with those you think they rational. Keep your mind in peace and enjoy by following Lins journey.

    Hope you will return.

  • DaBoss

    Not true. I know firsthand how you do the same thing and also continue arguments forever and a day when people don’t agree with you.

  • donsmacau

    Fact:
    “I’m thinking of leaving Lin forums.” – sws94 – 34 days ago

  • Uh-Oh

    Hahahaha.
    Well, worth it or not, her decision. He gives what she wants I bet.

  • Uh-Oh

    Hahahahahaha. Please stay. I love you to stay to annoy me.

  • casual bb fan

    Defensive coach wouldn’t get blownout by Heats in the playoff games. Defensive coaches are overrated in the NBA. IMO in a 5 on 5 basketball game the right offensive flow will generate the right defensive flow as you can see time n time again in the court with Lin directing the plays and adjusting the pace and scheme on the go. That’s how the 11 Linsanity games before Carmelo came back had the no1 defensive rating. Haha

  • Jamie

    I know thats you

  • Uh-Oh

    And what I said is personal? I just give you suggestion. You are the one who complain at times it’s really really isn’t that much fun here. Record is up there.

  • Jamie

    lol “positive” thats funny

  • zxcvb

    Brooklyn is the only place where I’m confident Lin will be used properly due to coach, teammates, GM and current situation (lack of draft picks).

    But if not the Nets, then I’d look closely at Utah. They have a great humble core and a smart coach but no decent PGs. Front office likes Exum despite a poor rookie season, but Exum is coming off ACL surgery and may not be a quality PG even if healthy. Utah also seems like a nice environment for a quiet Christian guy like Lin.

    I’d rather have Lin gamble on a new team then trust two old teams who have already done major damage to his career. Houston and Knicks are worst-case scenarios, best used for $$$ leverage.

  • casual bb fan

    The Olympics have lost its ideals. Professionals should not be allowed to participate. Too many doubtful an unsavoury character in professional sports for drug use and other forms of cheating.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    not convinced they have a good culture over there… butler and hoiberg not exactly on the same page… lin needs to start over on a low expectations team like he did this year, only difference is bklyn needs a starting pg. bklyn needs to make moves in the off season and their underachieving team should make the playoffs again.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    utah aint bad but 1.) they are in the west. utah with lin are still a fringe playoff team 6-8 seed at best
    2.) will hayward be the focal point of the offense? will he be point forward? he has a player option the year after next so this season coming up will effectively be a contract year…

    does the front office and coach snyder value lin? i think atkinson knows what lin can bring…

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    There are flaws with any team Lin could go to. Bulls the only team with All Star level player that plays both ends of the court and not known as a ball hog. Unless Spurs in play.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. IMO, your kindself could be or may not be, (my bad then) one of the ‘some’ but ‘rare’ lin’s fan on this positive site. There are others though slightly more positive but but also slightly more ‘negative’ but subtly posting those negatively as a supposed opinion. LOL

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, except tanking teams and divas infested teams most other NBA teams are decent and only chemistry can made any NBA team a winning and great TEAM. Forget about analytics, it’s overated. HAHA.

  • DaBoss

    Warriors win despite horrible refs. On to B2B championships!

  • Steppen03

    WOOHOO!!!
    WARRIORS, baby!!!

  • Uh-Oh

    True. Very true. The immature laugh at other immature. Now that’s funny.

  • zxcvb

    Brooklyn is the goal, but you gotta have a Plan B and Plan C.

  • psalm234

    GSW defense stepped up big time tonight & Curry/Klay (38/25 pts) helped to break NBA Finals 3s records with 17
    Cavs made a mistake not resting LeBron/Kyrie/JR in the 4th quarter (46, 43, 43 min)

    The only thing is JLin’s 4-2 prediction might be off if GSW can close it out in Game 5 in Oakland
    GSW defense and depth are simply too much for the Cavs

  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    I can personally testify JLin’s biceps are as big as tree branches in person

    You somehow feel the need to start lifting weights after taking a picture with him :]

  • Arsenium12 .
  • casual bb fan

    Probably but the ball is round. For Cavs to turnaround the series LeBron must not only play efficiently but smartly to get his out-matched team mates to play on another level like what a player of Lin’s unique 5 on 5 basketball talent can in making his team mate better. Haha

  • psalm234

    Coach Lin demonstrated dribbling in the camp
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/741451167478095872

  • Jedi

    It’s summer man…people are bored and hot, and forgot to put their knives away after cutting the watermelon.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s a picture from the camp and an article from a Taiwanese site : http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1726005
    __________

  • Briiick

    LBJ is a natural team player, but he made a mistake in surrounding himself with stat padders.

  • Uh-Oh

    Niceeeee

  • Uh-Oh

    Not too late. Go for it.
    Your wife will be very happy to see the linfulence on you.

  • Uh-Oh

    I am chilly here. Still put on my sweater.

  • sport

    Bulls are a mess, even Noah was complaining about them not being able to build a competitive team. Don’t forget the fan base who loved explosive star players like MJ and D Rose, no way they would accept Lin as the leader of the team.

  • psalm234

    I can see JLin’s man-bun is looking better. Made him look like a warrior (no pun intended)

    Day 2 #AsiaTour
    1 Let’s meet KOPA👑
    2 Meeting w the coaches for camp🏀
    3 Dont hit him w the behind the back doe..
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/741484137014403073

  • casual bb fan

    How not to be perceived as in a mess if no glue guy in team to cultivate n build chemistry? The bull is in serious need of a unique 5 on 5 basketballer like Lin. Haha

  • sport

    Doesn’t matter, not convinced by their team culture or FO to make Lin their leader.

  • Jamie

    He was too unselfish tonight
    DIdn’t have confidence in himself

  • Jamie

    Haha that’s some really outdated and weird English but yah, some people need to be more accepting of others’ opinions. Everyone here is a Lin fan but not everyone thinks Lin is the greatest player to ever play the game. I don’t think those people understand that.

  • Jamie

    Lin would not be the leader of the team there. They still have Butler and he’s got a huge ego.
    I think the bulls fans will accept Lin as one of the core guys if he performs.

  • DaBoss

    Well he certainly needs to keep his composure to do that. Reverting to bullying opposing players when he’s under pressure is not a good look.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    the fact that butler can’t “buy in” to what hoiberg is trying to do over there is a major red flag. i never saw butler as a super humble guy either. as bad as rose is after all the injuries, butler “took over” the team like harden did to lin… when rose came back, there was no real effort put into trying to play together. butler seemed to like being the alpha dog and now rose is seemingly on his way out…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    im sorry but the media would spin it to seem like rose was traded so lin can be starter. there is NO WAY a bball city like chitown will support lin. at the slightest sign of trouble they will crucify him with “we traded rose for this?” chicago is also a sports media capital. i do NOT want lin’s name tarnished by this drama that doesnt need to happen…. stay away from chicago….

  • grover chang

    Always felt Lin was like a poor man’s Lebron. Lebron is essentially the real point guard and could not do it for the whole game everyday. He needs someone like Lin to run the show while he gets rest on the bench. Best chance for Cleveland to win a championship would be having Lin back up Lebron.

  • kittyhead

    Same opinions with you here….

  • wandertheglobe

    Dennis Leebow, Steel Magnate / Cavs Superfan, Has a Leg Up On Life http://wp.me/p3LRnW-2bbJ via @thebiglead

  • psalm234

    God willing, we’ll see JLin making these incredible assists in nightly basis next season .. until early June
    https://twitter.com/HornetsGIFs/status/741371382748086272

  • kittyhead

    The angle calculating is just so precise!

  • casual bb fan

    Being unselfish is not enough if you don’t have a good understanding of your team mates tendencies and talent what more your opponent’s. With the players he has at his disposal, LeBron need to suddenly think ala Jason Kidd to have a chance against GSW.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO LeBron is like a poor man’s Lin in bbiq whereas Lin is like a poor man’s LeBron in bbphysique. You put them together and you have another MJ. Haha

  • JFirst

    Oww…he wants to go to the night market but it’s raining in Kaohsiung. Excited to hear his testimony tonight (hope we get a video).

    Not related to Jlin, but saw this on that site: Ayesha returning a Cavs T-shirt at the game tonight
    http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1726041

  • casual bb fan

    One more thing. LeBron + Lin is equivalent to MJ + coaching mind on the court. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Lin is a unique leader with smart bbiq followers/fans or team mates (including players and FO alike). Eventhough some of these followers are annoying at times but rarely. Haha

  • Briiick

    LBJ’s legacy was gone the moment he was fooled by stat padders. Stat padders without any winning talent can fool a lot of fans with their useless stats (even fooled LBJ). Any team trying to build with them is never going to touch the ring.

  • casual bb fan

    Correct, correct, correct. IMO, LBJ at least needs another young Wade to contend meaningfully and need not slug it out every game to win consistently. Haha

  • spiderman

    They’re two different players. I prefer Lin over LeBron. He’s a more exciting player who doesn’t regularly resort to flopping or traveling

  • spiderman

    Lol

  • casual bb fan

    Correct, that’s why LeBron is a poor man’s Lin in bbiq. LeBron needs to ‘evolve’ his game both the mental approach and physiquewise too since he is over his prime physically to be a more complete player.

  • Bulldog

    Anywhere but Houston, playing aloneside James Harden is destructive. MDA won’t last two seasons.

  • Rick James

    put lin on the cavs, and they beat GSW.

  • casual bb fan

    Thanks and no thanks for your backed handed ‘compliment’ of my English. Haha. There are many Linique like players in the NBA past and present and all have their opportunity to shine. Lin just has his two weeks to shine short circuited by the return of a diva in NYC. Not easy nor lucky for him so far with so many divas in the NBA made worse by inept FOs and incompetent coaches to date in every stops since. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    May not be the case straight away. Need time to build team chemistry and learn the tendencies and talent level of the team members and test team plays and strategies out there on the court. Haha

  • vincent

    if Lin does end up in Houston do you think he would start? or would harden and morey make sure he would come off the bench?

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Houston will not sign Lin and play him from the bench this time around. If ever Les have Lin in mind to play for Rockets then most probably Morey will be on the way out pretty soon and Harden will be traded unless he cooperate and play team ball. Changing Harden attitude is the hard part and Les will know it the hard way like trying to accommodate RW. Haha

  • hchao

    I think if Lin does end up @Rox, MDA and LIN would make sure he would be a starter. Yesterday someone posted WOJ’s podcast interview with Morey. (Presumably that post didn’t get much attention. ) In the interview when asked about roster and this year’s FA, Morey said that MDA has a specific set of focus on the kind of guys who would play well for him, and that does help in going out for FAs on who fits well. It sounded like MDA is going to have the final say on FA and rosters, and if that’s the case, for sure MDA will pursue Lin for a starter PG position.

    WOJ’s podcast with Morey: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-vertical-podcast-with-woj–daryl-morey-134312567.html

  • takeme2cruz

    Interesting development

  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA》豪小子入境隨俗 立蛋為訓練營揭幕(影音)
    http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1725996

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Live streaming on JLin’s testimony in Taiwan:

  • lleepar

    That was me (the one who posted the podcast link yesterday). Like you, I also got the impression that MDA was going to have a large say in who would be sought for the roster. Not only that, I got the impression that MDA may have been Harden’s choice for coach out of those interviewed, although it was not said that directly. But I can’t help but think if Harden was consulted on the coaching choice, that MDA also would talk with him about the free agents. Further, Harden must know that signing MDA would bring Jeremy into the discussion. The podcast contains a lot of interesting stuff. I hope more will listen to it because it could impact Jeremy and his choices in a few weeks.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    JLin’s Prayer request 22:

    Sup everyone,

    I’m in Asia for my Asia tour and tonight I have, what I consider, possibly the most important event of the trip. Please pray for me to speak with love, to be empowered by Christ and for everyone who listens to have a soft heart to hear God’s love and respond by giving their lives to Him.

    Thanks!!

  • KHuang

    Absolutely Lin would start.

    Owner Les Alexander is sick and tired of Beverley slowpoke ball.

  • KHuang

    Lin is the best passer in the NBA I’ve seen.

    I rank him up there with Bob Cousy (himself a great Lin admirer).

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy at a Dragon Boat festival …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/741561760981733376

  • JLin fan from Australia

    All needs to listen to JLin’s testimony esp tiger fans:-) Hope you will learn how to appreciate JLin more-

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Singapore BB Fan

    Fear instilled by ex coaches… psychological impairment

  • hchao

    Actually that’s Lin’s bball camp opening ceremony. Precisely speaking, Dragon Boat Festival was two days ago. Traditionally people eat rice dumplings and do egg balance on Dragon Boat Festival.

  • Acbc

    Totally agreed. No one better since Nash.

  • spiderman

    Who’s next to him?

  • donsmacau

    Keep in mind this is taken from JLIN’s proselytizing sermon and out of context, but some revealing comments nevertheless.

    “Man, I treat people the right way
    I work extremely hard
    I do defensive slides when my trainer gets married
    I take care of my body
    I don’t party before games
    I sacrifice for my team
    I do all the right things
    So why can’t it be me that has a break out year?
    Why can’t I start?
    Why am I so heavily criticized as a basketball player?
    Why do so many other players that I feel like don’t deserve it, why do they get what i want?…

    …But it’s not like all my circumstances [at CHA] were exactly as I wanted
    I still wasn’t a starting point guard…
    And I got eliminated from the 1st round of the playoffs for the 4th time”

    Distillation of the thoughts JLIN emphasizes in his sermon; apologies to Christians for secularizing JLIN’s words.

    Next season, JLIN on his new team begins to correct the injustices he’s been a victim of in prior seasons.

  • hchao

    Thanks for posting the podcast. I don’t usually follow WOJ’s podcast unless there’s something really interesting, and this one certainly is. Yes indeed Harden’s input was important on the final coach selection: Morey said that when told they had come down to the final three on the coach selection, Harden expressed he’d prefer S.O. with more expereince, and MDA was someone he had worked with successfully in the past–I guess it must mean the Olympics. I don’t know if MDA would have talked to Harden about Lin’s FA, but Harden is not even remotely close to Lin’s “humble teammate” criteria. As a matter of fact, Harden is quite the opposite, so this would make future development very interesting. There is other interesting stuff in the podcast: Morey admitted that he screwed up this last season, for example.

  • donsmacau

    Harden is lazy, his off the court conduct is as a partier at strip clubs, he dates celebrities – but Harden is also relatively intelligent as NBA basketball players go. Harden knows, even though he didn’t lift a finger on defense, that for the team to have any chance of winning he had to work very hard on offense.

    When JLIN was on the team, he knew JLIN could take the pressure off of Harden to score 60% of the teams points – Harden and JLIN at one point were a devastating duo.

    If MDA could convince Harden to treat JLIN as a backcourt PARTNER, then I’m far more concerned with Morey and can’t see JLIN return if Morey is GM.

  • Chipdip

    Come on! Next season will be a fun one for Lin. Stay.

  • hchao

    In Lin’s first couple of games as a starter with Harden at Rox, the two were pretty dynamic duo. Morey is largely to blame for Harden’s diva behaviors afterwards. Starting with Lin, every single FA Rox signed (to play with Harden) has his stats quickly deteriorate. Morey is certainly a big problem, and Lin is too smart to ignore this.

  • lleepar

    I have my own doubts about Harden. But he has shown some respect for Jeremy in the past. Also, it seems Les Alexander has given some fairly blunt messages to Daryl Morey about his future. I’m not sure what Harden has heard from the owner. Surely Les can’t be pleased when the face of his franchise was almost the grand “Shaq’tn a Fool” prize winner. Harden’s contract runs through 2017-2018, but that last year is a team option. He may have been given the message to stop ISO’ing, start playing team ball, and start showing some defense.
    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2014/11/harden-jeremy-lin-handles-criticism-like-a-warrior/
    Now I’m wondering who had the idea for a Jeremy Lin tribute his first game back to Houston as a Laker.
    http://houston.culturemap.com/news/sports/11-20-14-jeremy-lin-unnerved-by-houston-rockets-being-nice-to-him-surprise-video-tribute-classy/#slide=0

  • DrewBear2

    Good job with the transcription. Yes, it’s only a small part of his sermon, but you nailed it word for word.

    You also acknowledge that it’s taken out of context (text in bold is your emphasis). The broader context of this section of his message was to point out the dangers of envy. He was envious of Steph’s ability & LeBron’s size & strength. He envied other players who he felt got what he deserved without making the sacrifices he had made. Fear and envy robbed him of joy and peace his first few years in the NBA.

    I’m sure what Jeremy talks about here is still a work in progress for him. But what it reveals is that he recognizes that he can’t be ruled by fear and envy. I don’t think that lessens his drive towards excellence in basketball. I think it simply affects his attitude and approach to this coming off-season and the seasons to follow.

    In terms of what is often debated here, I’m not sure it tells us anything more than what he’s already stated in recent months. He has all the same external goals that are common to NBA players in general: good contract, starting position, coach’s trust, championship, etc. We can list the top 5 or 10, but it still doesn’t tell us which are more important to him and to what degree.

    Ultimately, however, all the basketball stuff that we discuss here is only his platform for a greater calling; one that Jeremy will pursue long after his playing days are over.

  • webattorney

    No matter what, Lin is living a dream life even for a Harvard graduate. He’s doing something that no Harvard graduate has ever done; in addition, he has really helped the Harvard brand name. Anyone can become envious of others once you go down that road. Even Mark Zuckerberg can say “Why do I look so geeky?” Besides the fact that he encountered some “failures” in his career and persevered actually gives him a greater ability to connect. When it comes to Missionary effect, one Lin is worth 100 pastors.

    Besides, for the most part, the way his career went in NBA was mostly outside his control, so he didn’t do too shabbily. He should be proud of himself. Now, only if he could use more finger action when he shoots! Lol

  • webattorney

    Lin to Rockets then! Lol So, KHuang, you think there is a good chance that Lin will end up in Rockets? It amazes me that Les is NOT sick and tired of Morey.

  • DX

    Excellent speech.

  • Rick James

    I watched the entire sermon and that portion you quoted was what Lin said was his thoughts in the past. How he felt envious of other players, of how skilled and talented they were but not appreciating everything he has. He said he had found peace and contentment in the current season because he learned to slow down and just trust/believe in the teachings of god.

    He did say at one point of his sermon, that he didn’t get everything he wanted like starting, but with everything he said in his sermon, I would have to say that right now the chances of Lin sticking with hornets or going to different team is 50/50.

  • sws94

    Thanks. I don’t know about staying with the Hornets, but I’ve sensed Lin going from the types of thoughts of questioning himself, to being more at peace with his abilities and using those abilities in the most positive way possible going forward. For that, he’d like to find the best situation possible. That’s where things get more cloudy, as to what that situation is.

    I’ve seen translation of Lin’s words. They are subtly difference, but some of the differences make a big difference. So, here, those who don’t know the language are at a disadvantage.

  • Rick James

    you can watch the video for yourself, its pretty long but his sermon is pretty much all in english.

  • sws94

    There’s more to come as well. I’m not sure Lin as at the middle of his playing career yet. I view this as year 5 of his full-time basketball career.

    I’m positive on Lin. I don’t really have a numbers goal or position goal, more a time on court and being a significant part of a win goal. It works for me. Others MMV.

  • sws94

    Oh, ok. I assumed it was in Mandarin. OK, will do.

  • donsmacau

    Regardless of the number of times JLIN actually says that Starting is important to JLIN; there are detractors who minimize and discount those comments as “every player says that”.

    At some point people need to look at the weight of continued evidence coming out of JLIN’s mouth that, by golly, Starting really is important to JLIN and likely very close to the top of the list.

    Why? Because he might leave the coach, or humble teammates, or championship off the “important list” but he rarely if ever leaves off STARTING..

  • donsmacau

    You are close to completely losing the meaning/intention of the snippets I took from JLIN’s sermon.

    JLIN is far from expressing despair or wallowing in his misfortune, you’ve lost the context. Please go back and watch the entire sermon.

  • webattorney

    You are close to completely going bonkers on people. Calm down. No need to get all riled up. It’s just a game.

  • webattorney

    I pay attention to what he does and the way he plays, rather than what he says, especially during sermons. In the end, Lin will make a decision that’s best for him, and his fans will act accordingly. For myself, I want him to start so I can watch him play more, but I rather see him play a backup (25+ minutes) at a very good team rather than start on a bad team, so I can watch him play in playoff games. And no, I don’t consider Hornets a very good team with a chance to make a deep run in playoff.

  • donsmacau

    You misunderstand JLIN’s quote, though I warned you that it’s being taken out of context- then you pontificate that JLIN’s not grateful for “living a dream life” — no, you’re the one who is riled up.

  • grover chang

    Lin seems to be reaping the fruits of not being envious this season. The best sermon I heard on why we are commanded to not envy pointed out.

    1. Envy makes you not appreciate the blessings God has given you (look on the positive side)
    2. Envy makes you do things the wrong way because you want what others have. (Play politics, short cuts, cheat, or selfish)
    3. Envy makes you hypercritical of others flaws (hater mentality)
    4. Envy destroys potential relationships ( this year without Envy Lin enjoyed his teammates more)
    5. Others success hopefully creates inspiration to be better, not envy and eventual hate.

  • sws94

    Roger M. sounds really helpful to Lin.

  • webattorney

    I am just making a general statement that is tangent to your point specific to a portion of his testimony. My tangential point is that there is no need for anyone to get envious because we all have different strengths and different roles to play, especially someone like Lin who has so many good things going on in his life. My point is that Lin has to say that kind of things (sincere nevertheless) in testimonies to show that he once felt envious but now he has seen the light. That’s the way testimonies go.

    But again, your reaction is to get riled up. Lol

  • grover chang

    I’m never a hundred percent MDA want’s Lin over any other point guard. He was willing to trade melo for Deron Williams. MDA got lucky with Nash and Lin. I think MDA would follow the media line of thinking of who is a good point guard. Would not be surprised if MDA chose Conley over Lin, given chance.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Maknusia

    yeah…no wonder Jeremy had been sticking on to him….looks like Lin is opening up to Roger and trust him. Good mentor, i deem

  • sws94

    Yeah, that’s it. A mentor role, not just an agent.

  • sws94

    Not surprised at anything in the NBA. I hope MDA is high on Lin. But, Lin can do well with other coaches, they just have to recognize and trust Lin when it matters to a larger degree than what we’ve seen thusfar.

  • Maknusia

    lol…i thought the same as well….but waited patiently just to see him smile…lol…then realized it was in english…sweet!

  • donsmacau

    JLIN relinquished fear and envy through JESUS CHRIST, embraced what he had and not what he did not have – that was the point of his entire sermon.

    JLIN did not relinquish fear and envy through Steve Clifford/Hornets teammates or any other earthly endeavor but ONLY through Jesus.

  • webattorney

    KHuang, so do you think Lin has just as good chance to go back to Rockets and start rather than join other teams? That seems to be what you are implying, if I am not mistaken? If so, I agree with you. At this point, I would say there is about 50% or slightly more that he will stay with Hornets or go to Rockets.

  • sws94

    Wow, Lin used to get angry at haters. Then he looked at his fanbase and said, wow!, this is what I have.

  • webattorney

    Yes, I got that and agree. And that was the intent of his testimony and the way most testimonies go.

  • Maknusia

    lol…I bet

  • Maknusia

    The way I see, there is no hate feeling between Lin and Harden, they are cool with each other

  • David Kim

    i think lin will be happy in Nets as much as staying in hornets…
    i think there is little chance that he will stay in hornets…

  • Maknusia

    yup…I wont blame wholly….its the coach’s responsibility to ensure every single player play the role with fairness and cohesively

  • webattorney

    Although it’s a coach’s job, most NBA coaches are careful not to step on or disagree with their franchise players. Therefore, I blame Harden himself for not being more willing to share the ball. We all saw that they could be devastating duo for the first 2 games; then, something happened.

  • sws94

    I’m very happy to hear this testimony. It’s the one most profoundly honest thing that Jeremy shares with his fans and anyone interested in this journey/story. And I’ll say now, that when we focus on some aspect of his basketball playing, and I do this too, we all do this, we skip past some of the blessings he has. He is tall, he does play in the NBA, he has a loyal if not a little crazy fanbase. But one thing I’ve pointed out, and this really isn’t to pat myself on the back but it’s bolstered in what Lin is saying, he’s been healthy. He was able to play most games last season. He was able to perform on a high level in many games—and make a difference.

    Appreciating that is not settling, as some have accused me of doing. It’s acknowledging his gifts and without that fundamental aspect, Lin could do nothing. Any player could end up as the player he spoke of who couldn’t hold a basketball but his faith guided him to stillness, not bitterness. So, I don’t hold bitterness that undeserved basketball players have some position or whatever I’d love to see Lin have. I just wait to see him play, and feel great when he’s happy on the court and making a difference. And that’s the basic thing, having Lin make a difference, not a position (starter, whatever). It’s not that I don’t desire or think he’s worth or deserves starting or high playing time or a leadership role, I unequivocally do. It’s that I appreciate he’s been healthy and hope and pray that he stays that way throughout his career. And I know if he plays enough minutes, he’ll make a difference.

    So, I’m glad to see him get more at peace with his envy and fears that we all carry with us, to a closer place of stillness. Actually, when I see Curry, I see inner stillness guiding an ultra-confident player. I think Lin’s style is different, but I think he plays from the calm place, not an angry place a la Cousins or Kobe or someone like that. And even though Lin is intense and animated, he’s really calm within.

  • Maknusia

    At that age everyone gets cocky…been there done that…everyone needs a good coach/mentor

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Jeremy played against the Portland team in playoff for the Rockets. The Rockets lost but please looked at the starting lineup for the Trailblazers: Dillard, LMA, Nick Batum, Wes Matthews, Lopez.
    This was a mighty strong lineup. I would say if Portland could keep this starting lineup, they would be a contender right now.

  • Maknusia

    one word….please stay! …ooops that was two…

    sorry if we had failed you…we do try indeed…..some fans are just way tooooooooo passionate…..but they are fans as well as any of us

  • sws94

    It’s a journey. Lin’s doing great.

  • Rick James

    I would have been ok with hornets but they seem fixed on paying a player like batum the max. I can confidently say that they have no idea what they are doing. Batum, a player who has never been an all-star, all defense, not even close to mvp. They want to pay someone like that the max…they are insane. No room for Lin on an insane team.

  • Michael

    I apologize. I know you are having a serious discussion, but the quote ” relinquish fear and envy through Steve Clifford….”. made me laugh, thanks for that.

  • Rick James

    you are not a religious or spiritual person Don. Thats fine though, not everyone is. The fact is, fear and envy are a part of human nature…you can’t relinquish it through anybody but yourself and your own faith. It is always there though, and won’t completely go away. Lin is saying that he is trying to not let it control him, and by doing that he feels happier in his life.

  • Michael

    Yeah sadly his unselfishness is not contagious because his teammates are immune to it.

  • Ben Johnson

    JLin has a 1% chance to stay with the Hornets, the most they can pay him is $8mil, which is a joke, and the most minutes they can offer him is 20-22mins/game, which is even more of a joke…there is no doubt that if JLin were to take on a backup role with another team, it would either be on a superior team (like the Clippers), or on a decent team that can give him a 6th man role…I see a 50% chance he gets a starter job on a multiyear contract worth $12mil+/yr (Rockets, Nets, Sixers, Bulls, Dallas, Kings, Utah), a 25% chance he gets a one year contract for a placeholder starter position, a 20% chance he gets a 6th man role on a decent-good team (Spurs, Pacers, etc.), and a 5% chance of a pure backup PG offer on a playoff-contending team (Clippers, Cavs, Hornets, etc.)

  • sws94

    I don’t think we can give any percentage of what team Lin will go to and it certainly seems higher than 1 percent to the Hornets. Did you hear his testimony? It was all about going through the process of giving up envy and jealousy for stillness through his relationship with God and Jesus Christ and what factors led to him enjoying his season with the Hornets. It wasn’t about stats so much at all. Nor was it particularly about what we discuss so much here.. I’d say, coaches and team mates will matter a lot. And we don’t know the inner-buzz on them is with any team. We’re outsiders and he’s very much an insider.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets sticks with Walker. Of course, they have signed him for many years just like MKG. They even put up $21M for 3 years of Jeremy Lamb’s service and congratulating themselves for the contract. Well it’s their teams and I’m glad Jeremy would leave them.

  • sws94

    I think Lamb could be traded. They made that contract when Lamb was playing very well. That changed, and Lamb hardly saw any competitive time at all on the floor. In the playoffs, he was used mostly garbage time.

  • DX

    No offense, remember Khuang was insisting Lin won’t receive any offer from NBA. 😉

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin simply beat him out fair and square for his minutes. Lamb is still a good asset but Lin has been better.

  • DaBoss

    Yep. You’re right about Jeremy’s chances of staying with the Hornets. He’s not looking to play backup to Kemba all over again. He’s said he wants to move to the next level and be the best player he can be. And that’s not going to happen playing behind Walker. Or playing for a coach that doesn’t really trust him. Let’s hope that all the pieces come together in the best way possible for him in FA.

  • HVJoy
  • DrewBear2

    I understand that this forum sticks mostly to basketball talk, but I don’t think you can get a clear reading of Jeremy’s career priorities without considering his faith. I agree the character of the people he will work with matters a lot to him.

  • DrewBear2

    He’s obviously still involved with advising Lin, but didn’t he switch to someone else as lead agent? This was a few years ago, so I’m not sure if things have changed yet again: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/21003/jeremy-lin-switches-agents

  • sws94

    The one thing I didn’t hear from Lin which is my own bias, was an importance of going deep into the playoffs. It came as another factor going forward rather than a highest priority. Really, the highest priority in his testimony was feeling good about the overall situation on the team, coaches/teammates both, not just one, and being happy playing.

    So, that’s the big event. Lin is clear and terrific in his testimonies or sermons, if you will.

  • DaBoss

    Yes . So let’s hope everything comes together in the best way possible for him.

  • sws94

    Biggest problem with Clifford is the severe overrating and fawning all over Batum. Batum is a good player but not what Cliff makes him out to be IMO. Agree with you about the league as well.

  • DrewBear2

    He did mention that it was the 4th time his team didn’t make it past the first round of the playoffs. It’s difficult to weigh the tradeoffs when you start with 10-20 possibilities. It’ll become much easier once solid offers come his way and he can choose between that more limited number.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Guess what the Rockets would have been if Morey got things his way. Rockets would have Chris Bosh and Morey would be fired.

  • DrewBear2

    I listened to most of the Morey/Woj interview. It does seem likely that the entire league is going to act insane next month. Batum isn’t the only non-All Star caliber player who may get a max contract. The flip side to this seemingly irrational behavior is that Jeremy should also benefit. It’s not called “stupid money” without reason.

  • TTNN

    They made that contract when Lamb has not even played a single min in regular season yet.

  • Rick James

    hopefully lin takes advantage of this stupid money and doesn’t hold back because of where he is as a person in terms of spiritual growth.

  • Rick James

    lol morey, a true joke of a GM, doesn’t understand the simple fact that analytics are only good to evaluate certain players who are put in the proper position. Others who are not used correctly are left to rot. Fortunately, competent GM’s like the one leading GSW can see past the charade and evaluate players on their merit.

  • Rick Johnson

    linspiredinca ‏@linspiredinca 40m40 minutes ago
    @JLin7 on growing out his hair: mom “You’re such a handsome young man, why do you want to have hair like a girl?”
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/741710846041038848

  • sws94

    Almost, just checked. It was Nov 2, so I think 2 games were played. It was before some type of deadline. I still think he could be traded. It all depends on who they keep, get, and confidence they have in him I’d guess.

  • sws94

    I agree on one hand. But on the other hand spiritual growth is essential and if that’s his guiding light in life, that’s where he’d stay true to himself. Doesn’t seem he finds joy in money even if it is “stupid money”.

  • Uh-Oh

    Mom asked a good question and mom knows the best.

  • Uh-Oh

    That’s two words.

  • DaBoss

    Lol! Gotta love Momma Lin!

  • Maknusia

    my bad…I was kicked out of class 🙁

  • DrewBear2

    Belated thanks for posting the podcast link originally. And thanks to hchao for reminding me to listen by re-posting.

    I’m almost done listening to all of it, but here are some things that struck me about Morey’s comments:
    • kept harping on the excellence of their 10-year record
    • kept repeating “top 5 player” (Harden)

    Les also hammered these two points during D’Antoni’s press intro. It just sounds like the top of the organization believe they are on the right track and simply need a break or two to win a championship. I think they’re delusional.

    Les bought the team July 1993 and the Rockets won championships his first 2 seasons as owner (93-94 and 94-95). In the 21 seasons that followed, they’ve never made it back to the Finals. Maybe that initial instantaneous success caused Les to think he knew it all about basketball.

  • DrewBear2

    He’s publicly said money is not the most important thing. I believe him. It’s a factor, just not the #1 factor. He’ll be happy with whatever portion of “stupid money” comes his way.

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin’s friend, KOPA from Palo Alto.

  • Maknusia

    and his trainer as well

  • Uh-Oh

    You not Asian!

  • lleepar

    Morey’s analytics mentality caused Woj to ask him about the perception (and I’m paraphrasing) that he doesn’t value team chemistry; that he just creates a team by the numbers. In fact, a lot of Woj’s questions were pretty pointed.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-vertical-podcast-with-woj–daryl-morey-134312567.html

  • TTNN

    Lamb was injured thus wasn’t playing in the first 2 games.

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  • Jamie

    He should be an assistant taking over analytics. I don’t think he has played organized ball at competitive level. There are certain things he doesn’t understand

  • Jamie

    lol once Trump gets elected guys like him will be so uncomfortable

  • donsmacau

    True I am not a religious person for I do not subscribe to any faith-based religion though I am highly versed in the 3 major Abrahamic faiths.

    However, you are mistaken when you say that I am not a spiritual person. It is difficult for any follower of a faith-based religion to understand how a non-religious person can view themselves as spiritual and to explain how a person of reason rather than faith can be spiritual would not be appropriate on a JLIN fansite.

    High-end athletes often need every motivation; and none have faced more adversity than JLIN so for that reason alone – I support JLIN’s embrace of Christianity as a basketball player.

  • donsmacau

    My feeling on odds are similar to yours.
    65% chance Nets as a starter
    20% chance Sixers as a starter
    15% chance elsewhere (13% as a starter)

  • JLin fan from Australia

    回顧人生最大遺憾 林書豪:沒能好好享受球季
    http://sports.ettoday.net/news/714957#ixzz4BJEjGWPX

    台裔控衛林書豪11日在高雄鳳山體育館與滿場5000多名球迷分享這一季以來的突破,他表示有時會回過頭思考,人生最大的遺憾是什麼,不是沒投進的一球或失去的友誼,而是在NBA前5年,沒有好好享受球季,在NBA打滾6季後,他發現是恐懼和嫉妒讓他無法享受。

    林書豪回想起上季開始前,他在球隊練習賽前2場打得很出色,但第3戰表現很糟糕,他很緊張打給經紀人蒙哥馬利(Roger Montgomery),擔心黃蜂教練團是否還會喜歡自己,結果經紀人建議他,列出一張恐懼清單,並從聖經中去尋找戰勝恐懼的方法。

    豪小子坦言自己很害怕失敗、害怕數據表現很差、害怕教練團不喜歡自己、害怕整個籃球生涯很平庸,「前3個賽季,我是完美主義者,我很在乎要成為偉大球員。」

    最終他在詩篇46:10,「你們要休息,要知道我是神」中找到真正的平安,他體認到真正的平安是從神而來,「我去年球季的故事,是在我心裡學習安靜、休息,享受球季。」

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  • JLin fan from Australia

    〈NBA〉林書豪分享自身經驗 在湖人時狂嗑冰炫風解悶https://tw.sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-%E6%9E%97%E6%9B%B8%E8%B1%AA%E5%88%86%E4%BA%AB%E8%87%AA%E8%BA%AB%E7%B6%93%E9%A9%97-%E5%9C%A8%E6%B9%96%E4%BA%BA%E6%99%82%E7%8B%82%E5%97%91%E5%86%B0%E7%82%AB%E9%A2%A8%E8%A7%A3%E6%82%B6-132319690.html

    NBA夏洛特黃蜂隊亞裔後衛林書豪今天(11日)晚間在高雄鳳山體育館舉行「不斷突破的豪生命」─林書豪生命經驗分享會,整場活動他妙語如珠,用簡單的故事和自身經驗,和現場約5000位球迷一起心靈成長。

    這是林書豪首次在高雄舉行佈道分享會,他一身休閒裝扮、頂著小馬尾登場,首先他提到,很多人跟他說,他在過去這個球季看起來很高興,和黃蜂隊友有很多打招呼方式,他笑著表示:「2015-16球季我最引人注目的是髮型,這代表我很享受這個球季。」

    林書豪問現場球迷喜歡他這個留著小馬尾的髮型嗎?死忠豪迷立刻給予歡呼回應,他接著說:「但我媽媽跟我說:『你這麼帥一個男生,為什麼要留女孩子的髮型?』你們可以幫我跟母親說我的髮型很帥嗎?」此話一出,再度逗樂所有球迷。

    林書豪表示,有時他想人生中最大遺憾是什麼,他想到的答案是自己在NBA生涯前五個球季沒能好好享受,他說:「經歷六個球季,我回頭看,發現有兩個東西影響我:害怕恐懼和嫉妒。」

    林書豪回憶道,當他面臨打不好或球隊輸球,他會很氣惱,然後就開車去速食吃冰炫風,「我會把所有口味冰炫風混在一起吃,告訴你們,效力洛杉磯湖人隊時,我吃了非常多冰炫風。」

    林書豪繼續說:「披上休士頓火箭戰袍時,我有點強迫症,球隊有三個廁所,我每次都會挑一個去,只要輸球,下一場我就換另一間洗手間,老實說,那段時間我活在恐懼中。」

    林書豪透過把他害怕的清單列出來後,從聖經經文找到幫助自己的力量,找回平靜的心,「當我把害怕恐懼和嫉妒從我心中慢慢推離,我才慢慢享受NBA球季,這不代表他們已經不在我身體裡,但我進步很多了。找到內心平靜後,當我遇到狀況不好時,我不再怨天尤人,而是環顧四周,發現我身邊還有很多美好事物,例如每個晚上都來為球隊加油的萬名球迷。」

  • Lin Dunn

    Being a Christian does not mean Lin is going to let others take advantage of him even though he does not place high priority on money. I think he knows his worth and will ask for it. He is free to tithe to church or even give away 90% of his earnings to the poor / charity, and that is a separate issue.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    FYI: Just read the title and not the content itself. Interesting:-)
    https://twitter.com/TTOTambz/status/740645174364278784

  • sws94
  • zxcvb

    As usual, Lin’s testimony speech was a great listen, even for non-religious types like myself! Very honest, funny and inspiring.

    Sad to hear about Landry Fields not being able to shake his injuries. Glad to hear he’s happy in spite of it and I’m sure someone as nice, funny and intelligent as Fields (a Stanford grad_ can make a great career as a coach or analyst. Maybe he can be a scout or assistant for the Nets! Marks is hiring so many young people (including 26yo Ronald Nored as HC of the D-League team).

  • DaBoss

    Jeremy made no mention of basketball priorities in his message. It was his testimony. He talked about his experiences in the NBA and how he overcame fear, envy, comparing himself to others and came to have peace in his life through trusting God and being grateful for all he has been blessed with and that true contentment comes from having a relationship with Jesus. The only priority here was to share his testimony and call others to Christ.

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s nice that Fields was able to get a 3-yr, $19 million contract from the Raptors when he left the Knicks. That will make retirement easier.

    For some detail on the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring, see : http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ball-dont-lie/raptors-offer-landry-fields-three-20-million-deal-043335409–nba.html

  • zxcvb

    Definitely. He can thank Bryan Colangelo for that.

    Landry had a great career ahead of him if not for injuries. He was an all-around player (even shot 39% from 3 his rookie year) before his elbow injury hit. Playing alongside Lin would have been great for both of them. They had perfect chemistry — cuts, transition alley-oops, kick-out 3s.

  • takeme2cruz

    Maybe you missed when he said the word championship.

  • Rick Johnson

    Tru School Sports ‏@TruSchoolSports 3h3 hours ago
    The Importance of the Charlotte Hornets keeping Jeremy Lin:
    https://twitter.com/TruSchoolSports/status/741722608522170368

  • lleepar

    As I read some of the Hornet’s sites, there are a few posters who share this guy’s perspective. Then there are the opposites who think that maxing out Batum will solve their problems and any ol’ backup point guard they can get will do. Hope that guy will have a backhoe, because he’s going to have to be the one to dig the starters out of the holes they create when the coach finally lets him play.

  • hchao

    Good point, DrewBear2. Warriors adopted MDA-pioneered fast ball, but they also built the team from ground up with very good team chemistry. They are also equally good on offense and defense. Harden is no match against the Splash brothers, and if he does not improve his defense significantly, he will never be. I think Les and Morey know their defense problems, but I’m not sure if they realize that Harden is the weak spot and they need to do something about it. Morrey defended criticism that he does not value team chemistry. First thing I’d like to see is the bearded drop his limo-to-work habbit, haha.

  • sws94

    During the playoffs, Clifford said that sometimes the team is designed to have the bench win the game. Really strange comment. And one he should have utilized in game 7 of the playoffs. Lin will leave a big hole on the Hornets. They’ll find out.

  • sws94

    Totally agree. It contained a good deal of basketball talk however and what he valued in his career now.

  • lleepar

    Game 7 sealed it for me. The starters were circling the drain, and Cliff just ran them into the ground as they were losing the game. He had a guy on his bench that has been known to turn games around and the coach wouldn’t even let him try. I don’t want Jeremy playing for a coach that quits on the team.

    I’m not even sure how many games those starters can win on their own. But after they max out Batum, they’re not going to be able to do much upgrading of the bench Jeremy leaves behind.

  • DrewBear2

    I listened to that podcast on a phone app and saw the previous one was an interview with the Warriors’ GM. Listen to that if you get a chance. I know these guys do such interviews mostly for PR, but it’s an interesting contrast. Although I’ve lived in the Bay Area most my life, I hated the Warriors as a kid because of Rick Barry. Now I cheer for them because of Steph.

    I agree the Warriors targeted team chemistry from the beginning. It’s not an easy thing to build and even there it took years. Same goes for individual character; it’s something that’s built over a lifetime. I’m very skeptical that Harden can turn 180º on habits developed over his lifetime. It can happen, but it’s a tough task.

  • DX

    This highlights provides again which Lin should play PG.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL..very good analogy of the nx backup pg role for Hornets. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Hornets will need a max contract guy like Durant to fill the gapping hole left by Lin. Haha

  • sws94

    Right, they rely on the bench whose key ingredient is Lin. They had a game where they scored 7, 7, in the first quarter and won because of Lin. And Cliff sits Lin in a game 7 to go with a guy that didn’t really help win one game in the playoffs? That’s beyond incompetent, it’s a disgrace. And they think without the leader of the bailout bench they’ll get by next year? How? Who can they pick at the salary Lin had or an MLE that provides Lin’s leadership and ability to contribute so much in bench and clutch play with the starters?

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. They need 3more players on the court (the refs!) to bail them out. Lol

  • donsmacau

    Hornets Fan
    Summer 2015: Signing FA JLIN? He’s an overrated scrub and should play behind Brian Roberts
    Summer 2016: JLIN’s more important than Batum and we need to keep him at all cost.

    Good Luck Hornets, you’re gonna need it next season without JLIN and Marv.

  • casual bb fan

    Great post. Lin’s fans are very divest groups all over the world. He is one of the most recognised sporting icon not only due to his persuasion but his humility, humbleness and mature personality. A classy guy. A potential mother in law dream. Haha

  • Lin Dunn

    They are good friends. I think a couple of yrs ago some Taiwan interviewers asked Lin a hypothetical question. Lin is in a life boat with 2 seats. Fields and Parsons are both in the water. Since there is only space for one who will Lin save? Lin asked may I be the one in the water so both of them can use the life boat. The interviewers said no, you must choose one. Lin then said, I will choose Parsons, since Fields is my brother in Christ and I know I will see him in heaven some day.

  • casual bb fan

    Landry Field was a high bbiq sort of player ideal to be team mates for players like Lin for 5 on 5 basketball game.

  • sws94

    I agree with him, I like what he has to say in that vid. He said if Lin isn’t signed, he’ll come back and make a rant video. I’m glad he was able to see how important Lin was to the team in the playoffs, the best Hornet in the playoffs.

  • casual bb fan

    Morey is the worst that can happen to bb FO management as a professional sport. No human factor in evaluating talents! The drafting of RW was case on point. Anyways analytics in team sports is over rated. Haha

  • lleepar

    Don’t know who he is, but those of you who have twitter accounts and agree with him might want to give him a few retweets.

  • casual bb fan

    Portland as a team is a good team but as individual players are all over rated. None of the players deserve a max as individual player. If Portland FO just takes 75% of the cap space and distribute it evenly for the 5 starters it will be a fair share for their talent and contribution as a team. Haha

  • sws94

    I made a big thing about pointing out Lin’s importance in the playoffs on RealGM. A few regulars there were trying to downplay it. I don’t really care if they like Lin or not, or if they want him back, but how could anyone watch those games and not say Lin wasn’t one of the top performers and hugely responsible for all 3 wins? It’s good to hear a Hornets fan talk about Lin’s big performance. And I also agree with him about Batum.

  • KHuang

    Actually, signing Durant would not help at all.

    The Hornets are losing the NBA’s best defensive guard and most explosive player off the dribble and most unselfish passer in Jeremy Lin.

    Durant would not solve Charlotte’s inability to defend the perimeter or crack hard defenses next season without Lin.

    Now if Charlotte somehow signed Russell Westbrook, that would be better than signing Durant but still would not generate anywhere as many wins as Lin would. That’s because Westbrook can’t defend like Lin, can’t split traps like Lin, and isn’t unselfish like Lin.

  • donsmacau

    The guy thinks Kemba is their best player.

    Kemba is primarily a selfish, isohero-baller who needs to be moderated by a point forward like Batum. Kemba cannot win games against elite teams who play him tight – often disappears against tough teams. Kemba can score at times (especially against “bad” teams) and is only “clutch” against some of the worst teams. Kemba does NOT make his teammates better, a score first shooting guard in a point guard body, routinely abused on the defensive end against larger guards.

  • KHuang

    Coach Clifford was terrified of Lin outplaying the starters again and making the starters feel like they were losing their own team to Lin.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO the chances of Lin FA teams are as follows.
    50% Nets as starter
    25% Rockets as starter
    10% Sixers as starter
    10% Pacers as starter
    5% anyother team as starter
    A special 5% as starter for Hornets with 5% chance of KW being traded. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    I am very positive that Lin will not take another backup role (99.99% chance of starting) unless he got up on the wrong side of the bed that morning. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    IMO the way Lin played especially in the pre season and the early season games he was the best player for the Hornets at anytime on the floor due to his smart play and all round game. Haha

  • lleepar

    Next year, Kemba probably will be their best player. (I don’t want to argue whether he is this year or not. So I won’t.) But that’s the root of their problem. He’s a short SG who is playing PG because he doesn’t have the length to guard other SG’s. That’s shaky foundation to build on. Therefore, they have to have someone like MKG (who won’t add much to the scoring) to compensate for the defense deficit. Then they have to max out someone in the front court to take over the point duties to compensate for Kemba really being a SG type shooter. Then they have no rescue bench. All that’s shaky enough. I doubt they make the playoffs.

    But one more lengthy injury, and they’ll be in the division basement because they don’t have someone like Jeremy who can fill the voids. I know they “like” Jeremy. They think he’s “nice to have” as a backup. But they really don’t value him. They’ll pay anybody else, but not Jeremy. They’ll let him sit on the bench beside Lamb, while offering him less than Lamb to do so. Thanks, but no thanks.

  • Acbc

    There is no logical progression to your argument. You presume that his “stillness and peace” is the key to his acceptance of his place in the NBA. That is deriving a conclusion based upon your own reasoning and understanding.

    Lin’s journey is a struggle derived from his God given talent which he continues to honour by putting all of his energies and effort to maximize. With one foot in reality and one foot in heaven, Lin’s spiritual trials are the balancing act all Christians have to deal with. Lin’s battles are just at a much more visible and full of lurking enemies. The jealousy and envy he talks about is part of that human struggle all Christians deal with everyday.

    If you try understand that faith struggle, you’d know that it’s about surrendering your will over to God and accepting His will in whatever unfolds on your journey through life. For an athlete whose been making his own destiny, this must be the most difficult surrendering of control to undergo.

    Lin’s testimony is all about faith and trust and not about peace or stillness. It’s about trusting God and believing in his will be done. It’s about Lin doing everything within the circle he can control and that is his drive to be the best he can be and to hour the gift he was given. There is no settling from Lin. There is only acceptance that God will place him in a role that serves His purpose and not Lin’s own ego.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha IMO you may not be the ‘prefered’ type of Lin fan on a Lin fan site. Lin could very well be a pastor(a good one) and basketball happens to be his coincidence sort of ‘professional’ sport he loves to take part in and you happens to be into basketball and you are one of his fans due to his exploit on the court. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Great post, very educational and reflective of the real world of professional sports. Haha

  • LinMadd

    he wasn’t mistreated in LA too? lol

  • casual bb fan

    Great post n very educational in interpreting the ‘achievements’ Lin gained this season in Hornets jersey.

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha, very cut post. Keep it up.

  • casual bb fan

    I meant cute. Sorry

  • BobbyH

    Three coaches to pick, Cliff, MDA and Atkinson, which you think Lin will choose? Nah, Hornets is just a stepping stone. Cho/Cliff know it.

  • casual bb fan

    Great advice folks to a lin basketball fan site just like Lin testimony to his Christian fellowship audience.

  • LinMadd

    cooking staff not cookie staff

  • hchao

    Walker and Batum were both injured. Using Lin on G7 would “risk” Hornets moving up to round 2, and that wouldn’t do any good to their injured franchise players–actually Lin would benefit the most if that happened. IMO, that’s why Lin was not used on G7.

  • PPP

    did he really say that? if so, he lost all of my respects which does not have much in the first place, haha.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Lin was the best Hornets throughout his tenure in all facades of Hornets team game except the iso parts where he was literally hiden away on a misconceived notion that Lin will consider to return next season if unleashed as the starting pg. Still 5%chance of Lin returning to Charlotte if the 5% chance of KW being traded materialise this off season during the draft. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Good analysis of the current scenerio of Hornets as a team without a player of Lin’s caliber. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Haha if that is true Hornets FO is either a bunch of ‘nut case’ or incompetence. That would be sad. Good luck Hornets fan base.

  • casual bb fan

    Signing Durant would mean letting Batum walk and signing another Lin lite ball handler/playmaker. Haha

  • HVJoy

    True.
    And it is fun to watch this collection of Lin’s great assists.

  • DrewBear2

    There’s more than one way to build a successful basketball franchise. Below is a rough outline of how the Warriors built their roster towards winning their first championship in 40 years. As you scan the 6-year timeline, imagine what series of moves teams like the Nets and 76ers would need to make.

    2009 Steph was selected with the 7th overall pick. Monta Ellis lead scoring.
    Won 26 games. Missed playoffs. Coach Don Nelson.

    2010 David Lee acquired via trade. Jeremy was signed to his rookie contract, but played minimal minutes over 29 games. Monta Ellis again lead scoring.
    Won 36 games. Missed playoffs. Coach Keith Smart.

    2011 Klay was the 11th pick. Steph injured most of season. Bogut acquired via trade involving Monta.
    Won 23 games. Missed playoffs. Coach Mark Jackson, the 3rd coach in 3 years.

    2012 Harrison Barnes was the 7th pick, Ezili was the 30th pick and Draymond was the 35th pick (2nd round). Steph, Klay & Harrison all starters.
    Won 47 games. Lost 2nd round playoffs. Coach Mark Jackson.

    2013 Iguodala acquired via trade. Signed Speights. Steph, Klay, Iggy & Bogut in the starting group.
    Won 51 games. Lost 1st round playoffs. Coach Mark Jackson fired at end of season.

    2014 Signed Barbosa. Hired Coach Steve Kerr. Starting 5: Steph, Klay, Bogut, Harrison & Draymond. Bench: Iggy, Livingston, Speights.
    Won 67 games. Won NBA Championship.

  • DrewBear2

    Every once in a while I also like to watch the Linsanity highlight series. You can break it up into the individual games if you don’t have 1.5 hrs. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjcBV09eY1gFtrfvg-DtEsTsQXVVINS8m

  • Jamie

    Sign Lin, Bazermore, Harrison Barnes, maybe Eric Gordon/Henderson bring em off the bench maybe david Lee too

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I just hope Lin take game 7 of the Miami playoff series into consideration…Clifford will never allowed Lin to break out of the bench role he gave him…

    Clifford did not have it in him to allow Lin to to be the reason why the Hornets were able to defeat Miami and move on into the second round…Even with an ice-cold Kemba and half-injured Batum, he still rolled with them and got blown out of the water.

    Lin should remember that…At the very least, bench players expect that if they can play well enough, there’s always the possibility that they could be rewarded with an increase role….at least, we know that is not possible for Lin in Charlotte.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, the problem with Harden started after the joint photoshoot when Jeremy playfully count down the shot clock when Harden was dribbling/pounding the ball. Harden was was guilty conscious and such an immature person. Haha

  • HVJoy

    Nice! A complete collection of Linsanity games in chronological order!

    Thank you!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    next year Kemba’s game will suffer immensely without Lin’s help on defense, unselfish plays on offense, and drawing the double team. i guarantee it

  • JLin fan from Australia

    mmmh Another interesting development!
    https://twitter.com/latbbolch/status/741843093494726656

  • grover chang

    Sadly I like the Lin Laker assists better. Lin to ed davis. Lin to Johnson for high flying dunks. Lin for young 3 pt and dunks. Lin to boozer, who just knew where to be for outlet pass. Boozer was a Smart vet. Lin/davis/Johnson/ young/ boozer is entertaining line up. Too bad BS wasn’t a real coach.

  • grover chang

    Winners reward production, even if it comes from the bench. Like Kerr with AI last year in the finals. Cliff doesn’t have a winning mentality.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Housekeeping

  • 22cents

    What is his tweet?

  • kittyhead

    Not sure what Magic said, but see the tweets. Maybe this is cross the line.
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/741851245040652288
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/741843010036502528

  • Rocky

    Totally agree. I posted the same speculation earlier. It was clear that Hornets did not want to move up to round 2. Clifford was not upset during G7 post game. The only person who was upset by G7 outcome was Lin.

  • sws94

    That’s clear enough in his message. For some, it’s universal. His journey has aspects that many of us deal with which is envy and jealousy and some other things he mentioned. So whether you work it out through Christ/God or your own spirituality, it’s relatable. And surrendering is my life work, if not in the same manner it is for Lin. I’m very spiritual.

    I don’t believe in settling. However you go to the path to your highest work, you go even if it is in a place that will make you get their an alternative way. I don’t advocate for Lin or anyone to settle in any way in anything they do nor do I think that Lin settles or is going to settle however he moves forward with whatever he does.

  • BB Fan

    Wheneven Lin starts and plays starter mins, Lin repeatedly outplayed many max-contract players through out his career so IMO, Lin should receive a Max Contract offer. Anything less than that is a short change and disrespect to Lin.

  • hchao

    LA Times says: “Johnson is often critical of the Lakers and other teams on his Twitter feed. The franchise appeared to want to create distance from his wide-ranging opinions to eliminate conflict-of-interest issues, among other things.” Here’s Magic’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/magicjohnson. I don’t know which of his recent tweets caused this action, but he seems to be a Curry fan–he has nine tweets just for Warriors-Cav G4 alone. Quite an active and opinionated NBA Hall-Of-Famer on social media.

  • DaBoss

    Amazing. It wasn’t even about that but okay.

  • Rick James

    if lin was given the keys in game 7 and hornets managed to move to round 2, it would have caused alot of problems for the hornets organization. Lin’s role was to be a $2M backup on a 1 year contract. With kembas injury (which I am 100% sure the hornets knew about before hand) and the game 6 loss, they made the choice to lose on purpose. Otherwise, in the offseason with Lin being a UFA, it would have been complete chaos. They didn’t want to open that box, and I don’t blame them either.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire
  • Jedi

    Nice!

  • Michael

    Hope they watch Kyrie in the finals and see the negative impact of his style of play despite raw stats, that’s the same thing Kemba does.

  • kittyhead

    “critical of Lakers”…No wonder.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Good summary of last 6 years of JLin’s testimony:

    過去六年在NBA學的生命功課 林書豪經歷神、見證神、分享神的恩典
    http://www.ct.org.tw/1285167#ixzz4BMaWJ5ge

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA》教會孩童天真要電話號碼 林書豪妙回http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1727152
    〔記者卓佳萍/綜合報導〕林書豪11日晚間結束鳳山佈道大會,今天又起一大早,前往大寮地區的飛揚協會,跟來自鄰近旗山、梓官、鳳山跟九曲堂的近400位大、小教友,分享互動。
    林書豪以自身經歷,鼓勵弱勢孩童,要懂得轉變負面能量。他重申這球季是NBA6年來最開心的1季,關鍵就是體會放下、取捨,然後享受、擁抱。
    至於面對現場許多小朋友提出的艱澀難題,林書豪幽默面對。像是電話號碼,他掏口袋說,「我沒有手機喔。」至於有沒有交往對象,林書豪笑說,「耶,你幾歲,你的父母在哪裡。」
    小朋友問起他跟黃蜂隊友沃克,誰比較強,林書豪表示兩個人球風不同,「他是很好的得分型球員,我則有其他強項,兩人一起團隊合作表現會更好,我很享受和他一塊打球。」
    還有小球迷力挺林書豪,這季很常被打手和碰撞時,裁判卻沒吹判犯規,林書豪板起臉說,「對呀,這是個很好的說法,那我不用回答。」
    從打籃球開始,林書豪遭遇很多困難,他坦言先禱告,將負面情緒傾倒在上帝面前,然後家人安慰鼓勵,得到力量,走出人生低谷。
    林書豪相信未來一定要比過去更好,努力摘取每一天,「先預備好每一天會發生的事情,不只是打球而已,還有面對家人、朋友很多事情,如果人生唯一只有打球成功的話,那這段人生其實很失敗。」

  • Phillycheese

    If he was employed with Lakers they could have charged him with tampering in KD’s free agency, as no one can approach a player still under contract with his team. Hence why D’Antoni did not comment on Lin’s free agency.

  • KHuang

    You have to include 2012 Linsanity.

    After Joe Lacob watched Linsanity break out and realized that he was right all along in believing in Lin’s NBA potential, Lacob CLEANED HOUSE by demoting GM Larry Riley and firing Coach Keith Smart (actually fired Smart before Linsanity because Smart refused to play Lin the way Lacob wanted.)

  • KHuang

    If Byron Scott wasn’t so racist against Lin and wasn’t so commited to having Kobe Bryant “beat” Lin (which Bryant COULDN’T), the Lakers bench could have started and easily won 50 games in the tough Western Conference.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS is only good at BS. You can’t find one worse than that; even McHale still looks better than BS. They all got what they deserved.

  • KHuang

    Kemba’s not truly a “SG” capable of running 2 guard play cuts and screens and defense.

    He’s nothing but an iso chucker.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are going to be lots of excuses for a dismal season next year for the Hornets. The team was so afraid that Lin would take them into the second round of playoff.

  • donsmacau

    「他(Kemba)是很好的得分型球員,我則有其他強項」
    「Kemba scores, I (JLIN) have other specialties」

    Special Point Guard strengths like leading wins over elite teams, playmaking, passing repertoire, breaking down defenses, creating easy shots for teammates, making good decisions, pick & roll, motivating/inspiring teammates to play defense, scoring etc..

  • freemind

    Lin -Ed chemistry chemistry all day long

  • Illbe

    It’s a good to hear how much Jeremy has matured in Christ; his sermon spoke to me. Fear is real and we all have it. Envy’s roots are in fear as well. He has shared the answer to fear’s control. The Bible says, “Perfect LOVE cast out fear…” “God is LOVE” 1 John 4:8,18

  • grover chang

    Totally agree. 50 wins may even be a conservative estimate.

  • sws94

    I think Lin’s role developed to be the x-factor which gave Clifford the ultimate “flexibility” to utilize Lin however he felt. Yes, he played a combo role off the bench, but he played had a lot of different ways he was utilized. In all fairness, Clifford went to him when key guys were out. The problem was, he didn’t go to him enough when they were healthy and Lin was tearing it up.

  • HVJoy

    I miss the LED chemistry especially.

  • HVJoy

    Listening to Lin’s testimonial talk in Taiwan, I wonder if he considers BS the worst coach in his basketball career.

    “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” Lin has become a better BB player despite the adverse treatment at Lakers by BS as well as Kobe.

  • DrewBear2

    I’ve only recently started reading about Lacob and the Warriors organization, so didn’t know about the details of those earlier years. I did know that signing Jeremy his rookie year was one of the player decisions prompted by the ownership group, but that seemed mostly based on PR motivations rather than pure basketball reasons. I can believe Lacob was pissed he missed Linsanity by a few months, but it didn’t sound like Mark Jackson would’ve played Lin any more than Smart.

    The current Warrior GM was interviewed by Woj on The Vertical podcast recently and told the story of being utterly dumbfounded when he heard Lacob predict a championship within 5 years. He wasn’t involved with the Warriors when Lacob’s group bought the team, but it was clear the guy had every intent of winning a championship from the very beginning. Then again, you could probably say that of every ownership group.

  • DX

    Jeremy Lin encourages young players to improve 3-point shooting

    http://m.focustaiwan.tw/news/aeas/201606120020.aspx

  • DX

    Clippers Free Agency: Will Jeremy Lin leave the Hornets?

    Elsewhere, given the limited amount of notable free agent point guards, Lin could easily get closer to $10 million.

    http://clipperholics.com/2016/06/12/clippers-free-agency-will-jeremy-lin-leave-the-hornets/

  • Rick Johnson

    Not sure if posted earlier but more good news. https://twitter.com/LakersSBN/status/741793524014682112

    So Kobe, Scott, Dave Miller all gone. Perhaps JLin would consider Lakers?

  • sport

    Knowing Lakers they will go all out for KD this off season.

  • DrewBear2

    Which team has enough salary cap to do this? Nets?

    I started with the Warriors for obvious reasons, but now I’m hunting down a team who won by signing a bunch of free agents. It took Cuban 11 years before the Mavs won a championship, same with the Heat’s owner, but they went on to win 3 championships. Otherwise, the other teams to win this century are the Spurs (20 year build) and old franchises like the Lakers, Celtics & Pistons.

    Sports teams have always been a rich man’s toy. Owners were successful in other ventures, so they always assume they can succeed with their team. But it really isn’t as simple as hire this coach and sign A, B & C players = championship.

    Edit: It took the Spurs current ownership group 6 years to win their first championship. They already had David Robinson to start with.

  • DrewBear2

    I really don’t think the Clippers are a good destination for Jeremy. CP3 is part of the LeBron/Melo ‘gang’ and won’t show much respect for someone like Lin. I don’t know much about Blake, but he sounds like a mess right now.

    I didn’t bother reading much of the linked blog post since it’s just a Clipper fan opining.

  • lleepar

    Looking at the teams who might have cap space to offer JLin a decent contract, some of it depends on whether they’re also chasing a player they’re going to max out. According to Pincus’s tweet, Charlotte could offer Batum almost $26M for five years (twice what Kemba and MKG will make a year for the next three years).

    Would Batum stay if Charlotte offers less per year and another team coughs up the $26M for four years? That sort of uncertainty is going to have to play out on some other teams before they offer Jeremy a contract.
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/741762319072387072

  • DX

    ‘Charlotte Hornets: Jeremy Lin’s Many Factors to Consider in Free Agency’ via @fansided

    It will be interesting to see where Jeremy signs this off-season. The Charlotte Hornets will surely make their best attempt at re-signing Lin. The team seems to check off all of the factors on his list to consider this summer.

    http://swarmandsting.com/?p=41673

  • DX

    Only they want to start Lin. Maybe JC or Russell will be traded.

  • DrewBear2

    I always assumed most teams who might have interest in Jeremy will wait for other dominoes to fall before tendering an offer. My hope was there would at least be 1 or 2 teams who wanted to build around him as one of their key players. Those teams would make their pitches sooner and possibly have presentations more appealing to Jeremy.

    It just seems like forever to us, but really most of these deals are going to happen very quickly (5-10 days?). Think about all the drama that happened last year, yet Lin signed on July 9th.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is a definition of clean house. Lakers are now talking start it over.

  • Jamie

    All hypothetical and this is still for making the playoffs first.
    The nets aren’t gonna win a ship right away.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wouldn’t hurt if lin just has another team interested.

  • DrewBear2

    Yup, I get we’re all hypothesizing. I just think some folks are way too optimistic in predicting how long it would take for some of these teams to go from cellar to championship. I did like your Lin/Baze/Barnes idea, just not sure Nets or anyone could afford them all.

  • DrewBear2

    I thought I responded to this, but it didn’t go through. Apologies if this is a repeat.
    ==================

    I’m fairly certain the Lakers expect to win a championship within the next 5 years, which would sync with what Durant is looking for in his max contract timeframe. But the Lakers will need other pieces to go with KD. We know Jeremy could help the Lakers win; the question is what does ownership/GM/coach believe and can they convince Durant?

  • Rick Johnson

    Check of all the factors? What about starting and playing time?

  • I am The Jason

    Time Warner see the youth revolution of the Lakers and not wanting some dinosaur criticizing them like Byron has done during his recent media tour.

  • lleepar

    Oh, he’d get guaranteed playing time. It’s guaranteed that Clifford would put him in when the starters have dug themselves into a hole, and take him out as soon as the score is close again. That is, unless the purpose is to lose the playoff series. Then Clifford will keep Jeremy on the bench in the deciding game and just let the starters keep digging their hole deeper.

  • donsmacau

    Considering how rare championships are in the NBA for any team – it’s a red herring issue.
    Just as an example in the last 20 years there have only been THREE tams not named SAS, GSW, MIA, CHI, LAL who have won a championship.

    Nobody is guaranteeing JLIN leads his team to a Championship with any certainty. What is likely is what JLIN did this past season, take a cellar-dweller to the playoffs. Before you say CHA wasn’t that bad, go back and refresh what the NBA sportswriters were saying about CHA before the season began.

  • DrewBear2

    They should have decided this 3 seasons ago. Instead they chose to stick with Kobe. Maybe Jerry Buss told his 6 kids this is what he wanted for the team? In any case, this marks the end of the Kobe-era and we’ll see if the Buss kids can continue their dad’s 30+ year run.

  • DrewBear2

    Which is more rare for a player, a championship ring or a starting position? Jeremy has started in 183 of the 369 games he’s played in the NBA. I doubt a championship ring is a “red herring issue” for him.

  • takeme2cruz

    They probably thought grandfather clock doesn’t apply to kobe

  • Jamie

    I agree. Even if they are able to sign them, it’s still just a team that can make the playoffs. Awful bench is gonna cost them games.

  • Jamie

    No team is dumb enough to offer batum Max. well unless they are really desperate like the Hornets.

  • Rick Johnson

    Only way they can get players to Charlotte is to either trade, draft or overpay. Otherwise Charlotte not a FA destination.

  • DX

    Exactly, just want to see who will bury the hole next season after Lin left.

  • JoeTeam

    NBA news: Green suspended for Game 5.

    The economics run the show. In this case, every business element of NBA wants 6 or 7 games. Even Coach Nick said it was good for biz to go to 6 7 games, but he felt GSW would win in 5.

    Guess LeBron can manhandle Curry, slam Green horizontally to the ground and walk over him, etc and all. Very interesting … meanwhile, Charles B and Dr J here talkin’ about old school days:

    http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2016/06/10/20160610-gt-dr-j-interview.nba/

  • DrewBear2

    I’m not sure I buy into the conspiracy theory. But if that is even remotely the case, I see a high probability this tactic could backfire. Kerr will use this to motivate the team and Draymond himself will definitely fan the flames.

  • psalm234

    yes, I was not surprised NBA suspended Green when GSW was up 3-1 to make it 6 or 7 game series
    It was a lesser offense than his groin kick foul against Steven Adams in the OKC series being down 1-2 and needing a win on the road

    The color of NBA is certainly green for money

  • JoeTeam

    … it’s just v interesting the choices made by refs and NBA, esp. since vid don’t lie (JLin, LeBron traveling and roughhousing everyone, whining no Ts, etc.) What I am talking about is how LeBron gets away with so much unsportsmanlike conduct … in soccer, he’d be outed already.

  • KHuang

    Lin GONE

  • KHuang

    Actually, there are several incredibly stupid teams that want to pay Batum as if he is the best player in the entire NBA.

  • KHuang

    No way – that team has a serious logjam at iso selfish guard with Williams, Clarkson, Russell, and Young.

  • DrewBear2

    I’m sure we could rattle off the names, but there’s a short list of superstars that basically have a license to kill. I’ve hated that about the NBA for a very long time. This suspension is different. I’m not saying it’s totally impossible; I just have my doubts.

  • KHuang

    With the Lakers’ inability to recognize and reward team play, the only thing coming to the Lakers is more losses.

  • KHuang

    Lakers should get rid of both those selfish defenseless iso guards and start over with Lin.

  • donsmacau

    To start and lead his own team is achievable NOW – right now that window is OPEN.

    To win a championship only is blessed on 15 players PER YEAR and oftentimes most of those same players are on the SAME elite teams who have won before. That means 286 NBA players did NOT win this season.

    You’ve got your assessment of JLIN’s priorities bassackwards. He’ll have time for a championship when he’s 32yo if he hasn’t led his own team to one by then.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • DrewBear2

    That video reminded me that I quit watching NBA basketball around when Dr. J retired. I couldn’t stand the trash-talking Magic/Bird rivalry and didn’t really care for Jordan much either.

    I find today’s NBA mostly disgusting. It’s only players like Jeremy & Steph who catch my interest. I also liked classy guys like David Robinson & Tim Duncan, but not really enough to become a Spurs fan or tune in again.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    Those old school teams would have been CRUSHED in the modern era.

    Modern NBA teams defend so much harder than old school teams do. Even on bad defensive teams like Lin’s Hornets starters, there is far more trapping and scrambling. Old school teams would struggle against the constant trapping and the higher halfcourt pace of today’s game.

    Today’s “dominant” player isn’t an unstoppable scorer who can win entire series by himself off a single favorable matchup. It’s actually a team first guy like Tim Duncan, Draymond Green, or Jeremy Lin.

  • lleepar
  • JoeTeam

    Well, watch the play – LeBron slammed Draymond to the ground … he could have given DG a concussion. It even looked like a classic judo slam … you trip a guys leg and lever his upper body to slam him down horizontally or to the head. Could have been a head slam easily. So, to me it’s business, not sportsmanlike conduct enforcement. Anyway, we agree about the calls, being for stars. Soccer is cleaner in that way, lol even with ref scandals.

  • JoeTeam

    I loved that vid, thanks for watching and commenting.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, a friend last night was surprised I didn’t like Kobe. I just said I stopped watching after Magic. Kept friends friends lol.

  • Rick James

    pretty sad for knicks, if the nets get lin it would be bad for knicks in terms of bad publicity and a ton of fans hating on their organization. Some fans would probably ditch knicks and watch the nets instead…especially if nets start rekking the east and make the playoffs.

    It would be like Derek Jeter leaving yankees and joining the Mets..all h*** would break loose

  • KHuang

    I enjoyed watching the 80s, but the ILLEGAL DEFENSE rule was something that I and a lot of people hated.

    What really enraged me about that rule is that people like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were allowed by the refs to roam free defensively while their opponents were whistled for zone violations constantly. It prevented parity in the sport because it was flat out CHEATING.

    While I’m complaining about zones, I might as well complain about the other rule I hate: the 3 second lane violation. Star players like Tim Duncan regularly stand at least 6 seconds in the lane (10 seconds and over is NORMAL for Duncan) while nonstars are routinely whistled. Just do away with the rule, take the refs out of the game even further.

  • KHuang

    Jeremy Lin would be the “logical” and “basketball” choice, but the arrogant clueless Phil Jackson loser Knicks don’t want Lin for RACIAL reasons.

  • DrewBear2

    So let’s say about 100 players won a championship ring in the past 10 years. A lot of the starters each season have been starters for a while, so I don’t know how to easily calculate the total number over the past 10 years. But I’m guessing it’s at least 500. More importantly, it’s a position Jeremy has achieved for half of his career.

    Yet you want to believe that he would choose a starting position (which is never guaranteed even within a season) on a losing team over a backup role (which could turn into a starting role) on a contending team. Ok. It doesn’t make sense to me, but ok.

  • Jamie

    I’m done

  • DrewBear2

    The amount of stupid money circulating the world today is stupefying.

  • DrewBear2

    Man, I don’t even want to think about Kobe…bad for my blood pressure. I leave the room during commercial breaks because I don’t want to chance seeing one of his. It doesn’t really bring any comfort, but I’m often reminded of this Bible verse: “Why does the way of the wicked prosper?”

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some wonderful photos. Whoever the photographer is they have a very good eye.

  • donsmacau

    First of all, let’s stop with the “losing team” pejorative – the Hornets were a losing team 33-49 anchored by Kemba & Big Al with the majority of analysts predicting they’d win 20-30 games. JLIN will take his next “losing team” to the playoffs just as he did his last season… and yes he will choose starter over a contender’s bench.

    Sure, JLIN’s been a starter but as you Hornet’s fans love to point out, “if JLIN was starting caliber, then why hasn’t he remained a STARTER. JLIN will not be offered a starting job” — so if you Hornets fans are to be believed, well then if somewhere out of the blue a starting job is offered that’s like a unicorn popping out of heaven’s chance so JLIN better jump all over it.

    And if you wish to take that position, JLIN has a much better chance at eventually participating on a championship team than his snowball’s chance of ever starting again. It’s essentially saying JLIN will NEVER get a starting offer – then out of the other side of Hornet’s fans’ mouths they say take the bench offer instead – even if you do get the once in a blue moon offer.

    Just sit back and watch, JLIN’s choice is less than a month away now. He’s the best he’s ever been and Atkinson is not Morey/McHale/BScott or Clifford.

  • JoeTeam

    I feel what you feel. There is no karma, at least to the end of anyone’s life. Peace with that is empowering

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is another photo from Day 2 of the basketball camp.
    __________

  • sport

    Who cares about the Knicks they are never getting a Champion so long as Dolan is owner. All i care is whether Lin gets to start and be the leader of his own team.

  • webattorney

    I think LeBro will be viewed as even wimpier now. No way did that deserve a suspension or have been reviewed. I thought what LeBro did was more disrespectful. I would have retaliated even worse than Draymond did. Lol

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I used to like LeBron, even after the Announcement. To me he’s a traveling whining King.

  • 22cents

    Knicks who? Never heard of them. ^_^

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • DX

    So true, sometime just too obvious.

  • adele

    Lol

  • casual bb fan

    My choice for this FA is Lin to reunite with MDA in Houston on the proviso that Les trade Harden(very likely uf he wants Lin) for draft picks and some good players with potential to be great and some veterans. A good trade partner will be with the Suns for Booker, Tyson, Teletovic and the Suns no.4 picks and Lakers picks in the Nash trade(still available?). The Suns can have Bev if they so wish for his overrated defence. Haha

  • Acbc

    Lacob’s son played against Lin in highschool so they knew who Lin was and how good he was as a player. Watch the Linsnaity movie and you’ll hear how he actually went against his own advisors and signed Lin because he watched Lin play against his own son in highschool.

  • hchao

    No way for Knicks–when the media was trying to link the reunion of Lin and Knicks after Nicks’s new coach hire, they allowed some clueless writer to write BS comments on Lin’s defense. In their dreams Knicks want to get Lin’s service ever again, haha.

  • Ben Johnson

    Congrats to the Pens and Sid Crosby, my favorite hockey player…reminds me a lot of Jeremy in his demeanor, his leadership, and his will to win…

  • Acbc

    What you fail to realize is the hard work it takes to be a good Christian. God doesn’t grant you peace and “stillness” by merely believing in Him. It takes hard work and dedication to evolve as a Christian. This peace you seem to think is a forever gift from God doesn’t exist. Everyday, good Christians must battle the temptations if the world, the negativity of life, the jealousy and envy of wanting what others have. There is no magic pill you swallow like in the matrix that makes you forget all that. It’s a constant daily battle to become a better person and to build more faith and trust in God.

    Lin’s testimony represents that battle on a mega stage of massive money and power on a scale full of temptations with drugs and women. For Lin to stand firm in his faith and trust in his God to guide his every move, that is as a Christian a super human feat.

  • JFirst

    This guy’s first comment was: Don’t tell me Jeremy Lin ….
    And “I like Rondo.”
    Me: I hope you get Rondo

  • sport

    Both Harden and Morey would have to go. Even without Harden there’s no guarantee that Morey won’t use his power to sabotage Lin like last time. Not to mention Rockets are a toxic organization and their fans are racist no thank you.

  • DrewBear2

    Cool. I watched the movie a while ago, but don’t recall that part. I’ll watch it again one of these days.

  • Ben Johnson

    If things go south for the Rox, Morey will be the first to go, not MDA and not JLin

  • hchao

    Can’t agree with you more.

  • sport

    Tell that to Mchale. Coaches are always used as scapegoats.

  • sport

    The King as fallen with the rise of The Baby-Faced Assassin 😏

  • Ben Johnson

    Not this time around, trust me

  • DrewBear2

    Here’s the closest I’ve found so far to a relatively quick cellar-dweller-to-championship story. Cast of characters: NJ Nets, Jason Kidd and, drumroll please…Byron Scott.

    2000 selected Kenyon Martin with the first overall pick.
    *Won 26 games. Missed playoffs. Coach Byron Scott.

    2001 (actually in offseason) traded point guard Stephon Marbury to the Phoenix Suns, for Jason Kidd (#2 pick in 1994, already 3x All Star, 1x All NBA 1st team)
    *Won 52 games. Made it to Finals, where they were swept by Shaq/Kobe Lakers. Coach Byron Scott.

    2002 (again in offseason) traded 2 starters for Dikembe Mutombo.
    *Won 49 games. Made it to Finals, where they lost to the Spurs in 6 games. Coach Byron Scott.

    2003 signed Kidd to 6-year, $99M contract. BS fired midway through the season.
    *Won 47 games. Lost 2nd round playoffs in 7. Coach Lawrence Frank.

    2004 traded All Star Kenyon Martin. Acquired All-Star Vince Carter.
    *Won 42 games. Swept in 1st round playoffs. Coach Lawrence Frank.

    I could go on, but suffice to say the Nets to this day have never made it back to the Finals. This turnaround story is intriguing because Jeremy shares some traits with Kidd, who twice quarterbacked a fairly nondescript roster to the Finals. It’s definitely within the realm of possibility for Jeremy to do something similar.

  • casual bb fan

    It’s about time for Rockets to have a make over in team philosophy as well as a change in culture for both its media and the fans base to be more professional. No more cornerstones n overhyped big three + role players. All team members are important for a team to play meaningful 5 on 5 basketball games to win consistently. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Just replace John Wall with Lin and the Wizards will not only made it the the playoff and but go far at least to the ECF with their existing roster every year, Haha. Every NBA scouts was aware that Lin punk Wall in the summer league of 2010 and continues to do so since then in the NBA and yet he was undrafted that year!!

  • sport

    John Wall is good with blocks and flashy dunks that’s about it.

  • casual bb fan

    We can discount/cross out Knicks as next team simply knowing that Dolan is still the owner and Melo is not tradable. Hihi

  • sport

    Not if Morey is still the GM. If Rockets were that serious they would’ve hired a new GM to work with MDA and trade Harden. I just don’t see Les being able to build a Championship team. Unlike GSW, Houston is more of a football city their market is just too small. And seriously who wants to live in Houston?

  • kittyhead

    Hope Knicks get Rondo or Clarkson!They don’t deserve Lin`s service.

  • casual bb fan

    True, however Wall is nowhere near Lin bbiq. Hihi

  • sport

    They will cause of Dolan and Melo. They are not interested in Lin only the Knicks fans are. Lin even asked if they were interested last season and they said no.

  • casual bb fan

    From the look of the recent press conference welcoming MDA on board , Morey is a lame duck GM, don’t we think so? Hihi

  • casual bb fan

    Lin is a classy bloke in forgiving his fellow humans and probably tried to get Dolan and Melo to take back the brickbats they threw at Lin in the RFA of 2012. Hihi

  • hchao
  • hchao

    Charles Barkley: LeBron James deserved to be punched in the groin
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/06/charles-barkley-lebron-james-groin-draymond-green-step-over-nba-finals

    Barkley said via Bleacher Report:
    “When a guy steps over you, you have a moral obligation to punch him in the balls. Because that’s really disrespectful to step over a guy. You’re supposed to pop him in his junk if he steps over you like that.”

  • John Focker

    Where did you say he hit you?

  • John Focker

    I can’t kick others in the groin…

  • DrewBear2

    Hope this image shows up (Sorry for the amateur editing. Click to enlarge). Lin & Wall have only played one season each when they started all 82 games (not the same season). These are their per-36 stats.

  • DaBoss

    Lol – c”mon LeBron – you call this the high road??

  • DrewBear2

    LOL…Barkley is a blowhard, but he does have his entertaining moments. Problem in this case for Green was he should’ve known Lebron was going to incite a reaction from him. He should’ve kept in mind that he was on the verge of suspension. I know it’s tough to back down in the heat of battle, but in this specific case that would’ve been the wiser route. He could’ve said pretty much anything (yo mama…), just don’t even give the semblance of striking out with your arm like he did…twice.

  • casual bb fan

    Comparable stats, however, Wall was the 1st/2nd option and point guard for Wizards whereas Lin was the 3rd/4th option and an ‘off guard’ for the Rockets then. Haha

  • hchao

    Cry, baby cry!

  • DaBoss

    Well I guess desperate times call for desperate measures lol

  • Casual bb fant

    One more thing. Lin brings more intangible to the floor in a 5 on 5 Basketball game like chemistry, making your team mates better, cohesive offence and Defence, better game flow and most importantly your glue guy on and of the floor. Haha

  • Rick James

    im also a little concerned. No matter what we fans think about lin, most other people do not share the same thoughts. They think Lin is a stop gap, or a backup scrub, nothing more. What I worry about with the nets or any other team giving him a starting pg spot, is that they give lin a 3 year contract, let him play 1 year out, then in the following year send him to the bench while getting their “REAL” pg, someone like bledsoe, teague, dennis schroder etc.

  • Casual bob fan

    I thought Rockets won 2 championships!

  • Rick James

    indeed, this is the problem with nba teams. They will give their franchise star 30 plus minutes a game, regardless of whether they are stinking it up or not. On the other hand, if a bench/role player is stinking it up, there is no mercy and he gets much less minutes. Being the franchise player you get alot of benefits, but at the same time you also have more responsibilities.

  • Casual bob fan

    Unfortunately that is the case for the unappreciative fans(a minority) and inept FOs( a majority) of the so-called overhyped superstar NBA league. If not, how to explain that a player of Lin’s caliber and uniqueness was not well sought after in the last FA and have to give a hefty discount to play for a bottom feeding Hornets team and in the process helped them immeasurably. Rockets was the most inept FO and guilty of not recognising the uniqueness of Lin’s 5 on 5 Basketball game and even did the most improbable of trading away a unique player at a big loss to Les. Come to think of it Morey is a nut case. Haha.

  • JoeTeam

    Steph is an alien with his translucent eyes and impossible shots.

  • Casual bb fan

    My previous post was in response to your post. Those players you mentioned are nowhere near Lin’s worth as a 5 on 5 Basketball game

  • Casual bb fan

    Unconsciously or otherwise a player of Lin’s caliber and uniqueness will be the defactor face of the francise wherever he went whether those distractors like it or not. IMO Lin may not be comfortable in the beginning but has since been cool about it. Lin is a team 1st player and wouldn’t want to be the #1 guy nor 1st option on or off the court. He always give credit to the team.

  • hchao

    Kevin Love’s comment on LBJ’s groin:
    https://twitter.com/diamond83/status/742173869927079937

    Kevin Love: Stepovers are ‘looked at as a form of disrespect’

    In the wake of Warriors forward Draymond Green’s Flagrant 1 foul and automatic suspension for hitting Cavaliers star LeBron James in the groin, James’s teammate, Kevin Love, said the move is viewed as a sign of “disrespect.”

    “You don’t see it too much,” Love told reporters on Sunday, according to Diamond Leung of The Mercury News. “But, yeah, I think it is looked at as a form of disrespect.”

  • DaBoss

    Oh Kevin, you’re in for it now!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    This is why I’m not as optimistic as many Lin fan on here that he will get a $10M+ contract along with the chance to start….

    One major problem Lin has is the fact that his main-line statistics doesn’t look that great…He only shot 41FG% and 33% 3PTFG….Those aren’t great numbers and I think this numbers could be used to downplay Lin, eventhough his per36 stats were his best since his Knicks’s days.

    Biggest mistake Lin made was to change his shooting mechanics…always shot about 43-44%FG…This year, he went down to 41%….with the Lakers, he was at 42% but you could excuse him for that because it was under Byron Scott and no floor-spacing

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    this is not the way the league views it…..If you ask other fans and probably most NBA operatives around the league, I wouldn’t be surprised if a strong majority views guys like Teague and Schroder in much higher regard than Lin.

  • sport

    I hope GSW wins Monday even without Green with Curry and Klay raining on the Cavs.

  • sport

    Morey could just be sulking for not being able to pick the “puppet coach” he wanted. If he was really lame duck he would be fired by now for off season.

  • sport

    Now it’s too late. Lin was looking for a 1 year rental place so it didn’t matter but now there’s no way he will consider Knicks.

  • real-dsb

    humble superstar

  • sport

    With Kevin Love being benched with minimum minutes he’s as good as gone. The minute Lebron started controlling the team with a puppet coach he was never going to win a Championship with the Cavs.

  • real-dsb

    look how happy Lin is when no one’s whacking him in the head! lol

  • real-dsb

    Acbc is right. Lacob was the only believer in Lin in the Warriors front office. Lacob was a true believer in Lin’s bball potential, not just for Lin’s marketing potential.

    I also agree with you that I doubt Mark Jackson would have played Lin more than Keith Smart.

  • real-dsb

    I respect Kevin Love for speaking the truth here. LeBron is the one who is chickening out and claiming that he was just trying to get back to the play. Obviously, LeBron chose to step over Draymond to incite him.

  • real-dsb

    Exactly. Draymond already received notice from the league that the next flagrant would result in suspension. You can’t just make an obvious strike of an opponent’s groin with your arm. At least do something less obvious like tangle up arms and pull your opponent down.

  • real-dsb

    The crazy part is that I found out about the Orlando shooting from Lin’s tweet. I read Google News, but their algorithm failed to include the Orlando shooting in World or U.S. news category. Never trust robots.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. IMO, only the Ghost bloggers or agents planted ‘fans’ with vested interest in most sb nations sites were of such misconceptions. Some are even posting in Lin’s fan site annoyingly at times but generally quite positive of Lin uniqueness as a professional basketballers with a tinch of negativity whenever there was a chance to post in such a manner. I believe its OK as differing opinions are needed for more lively banter. Haha

  • real-dsb

    I never even knew that Magic had an honorary title of VP.

  • casual bb fan

    Haha, Morey influence is waning and the writing is on the wall so to speak.

  • John Focker

    Decisions, decisions…

  • casua bb fan

    On hindsight for the Hornets , Lin may appears to be looking for a 1 year rental place but he always leave his trademark of unselfish team play and some superb performances in beating elite teams. He always excite knowledgeable fans and non-divas team mates alike with his high bbiq.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO if Lebron did not win this year he will opt out. Haha

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jedi

    Great pic!!

  • Jedi

    Should have just poked him in the bu** with a kancho.

  • Jedi

    Problem with super teams is that once you are on it, you become average or less because there’s not enough possessions to go around. And looking up there…CP3 is gonna be mad if Melo takes his pass and holds it, losing his assist. Not to mention Lebron will want to share PG duties with CP3, but CP3 loves to dribble dribble etc.
    BUT the team’s internal combustion will be madly entertaining.

  • David Kim

    trying to make a super team is not good for the league…thats one of the reason that i dont like Lebron..

  • Steppen03

    The Warriors will Win game 5 at Oracle. They’re pretty invincible there. The Cavs is not as strong as OKC. With Green out this game will be more interesting…. for Warriors. The Splash Bros. will shouldered more but for ONE game you’ll see other guys step up to the challenge. SC30 & Iggy will handle the ball more and they’ll be more than capable. Warriors 115 Cavs 99

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some nice photos from Jeremy’s trip …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/742200861221212160

  • David Kim

    Dennis Ginobili ‏@manu77728 Jun 9
    Jeremy Lin said still early to talk about reunited with MDA in Houston. After the draft free agnecy’ll be clearer.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA》籃球生涯高低起伏 林書豪最感謝四位貴人
    http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1727894

    〔記者卓佳萍/綜合報導〕NBA台裔球星林書豪上週末短暫停留高雄,他上週六中午抽空參加公益活動,除了與孩童互動之外,他接受孩童們發問,回顧自己的NBA過去六年來的點點滴滴。

    林書豪特別感謝籃球生涯,4位對他影響最深的教練,「一個是我最小的時候,5歲到12歲的教練,接著是我高中教練,他也是我很要好的朋友,每週都打電話聯絡,他每場比賽都會看,然後給我建議。」另外兩位則是「林來瘋」時期的教練丹東尼和始終相挺的訓練員范振書亞(Josh Fan)。

    聊到進入NBA前後的心境,林書豪認為學生時代沒這麼多責任和壓力,但成為NBA球員,心態得成熟,懂得照顧家人、跟粉絲相處,壓力和責任增加許多。他覺得如果退休,「永遠會喜歡這項籃球運動,但如果太老,不能跑得快、不能跳得高,那我會很挫折,可能就不太會打太多時間,但我未來一定會教自己的小孩。」

    是否曾出現想放棄的念頭,林書豪認為在美國長大,亞洲人打球環境很艱辛,很多人都不看好他能在籃球上有什麼成就,他鼓勵小朋友,

    「我小時候也沒有想過可以打NBA,只是我沒有放棄,有時候我快放棄,我會禱告,上帝會給我力氣,難過的時候,我會依靠我的家人,然後撐過來。」林書豪鼓勵孩童,「你們要去追你們的夢想,然後希望你們長大的時候,到27歲可以回你的家鄉,跟別的小朋友講,幫他們,激勵他們。」

    TFT為台灣而教協會的孩童專注聆聽,熱情為林書豪鼓掌,活動尾聲義大遊樂世界特別準備禮物讓孩子們有獎徵答,由林書豪即興出題。

    其中一題林書豪俏皮問孩子們,他和吉祥物「大義」誰比較帥,小朋友搶著回答大喊林書豪,大義瞬間搥胸頓足,林書豪則拍肩安慰大義,讓現場歡笑不斷!

    因此林書豪最後講,下午要訓練,沒辦法一同逛義大世界時,小朋友都感到好遺憾,大喊:「啊,為什麼不跟我們一起玩。」

    TFT為台灣而教協會理事長劉安婷表示,之前在美國讀書時,跟林書豪有些共同朋友,很希望能透過像他這種典範,給偏鄉學子更多的努力和動力,所以很感謝義联集團和林書豪團隊,有這次機會,鼓勵孩童。

  • David Kim

    no Atkinson??

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Nop according to the article:-(

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA》林書豪低調做公益 自掏腰包請弱勢學童共遊高雄
    http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1727880

    〔記者卓佳萍/高雄報導〕林書豪微笑走近孩童、彎腰逐一擊掌,上周六(6/11)林書豪特別在籃球訓練營的中午休息時間,跟「TFT為台灣而教」的偏鄉地區學童,一同與義联集團在義大皇家酒店共度愉快的午茶時光。

    林書豪連續6年回台,即便行程滿檔,仍會抽空積極安排許多非公開的公益活動,今年由於訓練營首次移師高雄,熱心公益的林書豪當然希望藉機關懷更多南部的弱勢學童。

    高雄在地企業-義联集團一聽到他的想法便第一時間表達願意加入!。義联集團經營管理委員會執行長林宗慶:「非常歡迎林書豪個人訓練營到義守大學舉辦,而且很高興可以一同為南台灣貢獻心力,攜手做公益。」

    林書豪11日邀請TFT為台灣而教協會的小朋友到義大世界一日遊,林書豪自掏腰包,協助交通、住宿,讓這群小小貴賓,上午先參觀籃球訓練營,中午與義联集團合作,讓小朋友在義大皇家酒店享用自助餐,再到義大遊樂世界暢遊。義大遊樂世界也出動吉祥物大義穿上鋼鐵裝與小朋友開心互動。

    午茶同樂會時,林書豪和TFT為台灣而教協會小朋友近距離接觸,林書豪坐在小朋友前面,認真回覆每一個問題,但孩童專業發問,一開始可讓林書豪哭笑不得,之後他話匣子一開,開心暢談個人經歷。

    被問到季後賽輸給熱火隊心情時,林書豪翻白眼開玩笑回答,「一開始會哭,你為什麼要問這問題。」他說,「當然很生氣自己、很難過,不過現在距離已經有四、五週了,我心情可以,已經開始準備下一個球季。」全場立刻開心鼓掌。也有小朋友問到如何變高、變壯、長肌肉?林書豪摸了摸孩童二頭肌,叮嚀吃得健康最重要,不能吃太多糖果,要均衡飲食

  • casual bb fan

    That is not super team right? Did Spain beat them ?

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • BobbyH

    LOL. Hope they are smart enough to make it happen.

  • kittyhead

    http://www.nownews.com/n/2016/06/13/2133045

    台裔NBA球員「豪小子」林書豪今日(13日)來到台大綜合體育館向台大學生們分享自己的各種人生經驗,也替現場學生提問一一解答展現親和一面,有趣的是,林書豪在分享會的過程當中一點也不隱藏對湖人生涯的厭惡,更表示那段不愉快的記憶已經從腦中徹底抹除。

    「我覺得自己好像在休士頓打完球之後就到夏洛特了,中間那段完全沒有印象。」林書豪笑說。

    當與主持人聊到2015-16賽季時,林書豪直說這是6年NBA生涯以來「最快樂一季」,總體來說也是非常成功的一個賽季,因為黃蜂本季在各家電視台的季前預測裡大多都在12、13名,但是他們成功闖進季後賽不說,還與強權邁阿密熱火鏖戰到第7場比賽。

    而整個賽季下來,林書豪最滿意自己的是防守能力上取得顯著提升,進攻方面則表示由於本季是改變投籃姿勢的第一年,所以還在適應當中,能夠在訓練時做到位,可是到了比賽中有壓力時,常會用成以前的投籃姿勢,畢竟想改變使用超過20年的投籃方式是一件不容易的事,希望未來會越來越適應,提升自己的命中率。

    「聯盟中一些好的射手,他們的出手點都比較靠前,像是Stephen Curry、Klay Thompson、Damian Lillard或是Kevin Durant,我以前的出手點都很後面。」林書豪說。

    生涯從紐約發跡、歷經休士頓、洛杉磯再輾轉來到夏洛特,林書豪認為自己從不斷轉隊的過程中成為了一個更好的人,每個地方都能學到不同的東西,聲稱在湖人時期從Kobe Bryant身上學到保養身體和訓練的方法令他非常受用,而這時林書豪也不免被主持人調侃:「我以為你都不記得了。」,林書豪只能尷尬地笑說僅記得其中一些,逗得現場的學生們無不大笑。

    除了展現幽默一面,林書豪也在今日的分享會中對即將要畢業出社會的學生們提供了一些自己的人生經驗,他叮嚀這些社會新鮮人要保持信念,不要害怕面對困難和挑戰,因為這些困難和挑戰恰恰就是幫助你更上一層樓的最重要原因。
    ===

    Lin seems to hate the Lakers most…hahaha

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    Most of the time, “super” teams aren’t that “super”.

    Typically, a super team in the NBA is high on selfish isoball and very low on teamwork fundamentals.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    Actually, Draymond Green initiated the dirtiness via a moving pick that should have been called as an offensive foul.

  • KHuang

    Wall’s not Lin’s equal in toughness or strength either.

  • KHuang

    If any nonAsian had Lin’s stats, that player would be a $12 million a year player at the very MINIMUM.

  • Rick James

    thats the problem, lins stats going by per numbers puts him at #40th best pg in the league. http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/statistics/_/position/pg

    Problem is because Lin only shoots 9 FGA per game, while other starting pg’s take somewhere around 15-16fga per game. Lin also needs to improve his shot this offseason, bring his efficiency back up.

  • CJSHYY

    From Alex, maybe due to raining?? Not many students showed up….

    艾力克斯 Alex started a Q&A.Like Page
    48 mins · Taipei, Taiwan
    Linsanity林來瘋。今晚又主持一年一次的林書豪座談會,好好玩好好笑學到好多,他中文越來越厲害了,明年就不需要我了!你們有來嗎,覺得好玩嗎?Linsanity in da house. Interviewed Jeremy Lin 林書豪 at his annual meet n’ greet. Great laffs, great insight , and always a great time with Jeremy. His Chinese is getting so good I don’t think he’s gonna need me next year. Did you guys come, was it fun? ‪#‎jeremylin‬ ‪#‎linsanity‬

  • kittyhead

    But I read one reporter wrote 2000 students came in the gym. That’s a lot already.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I saw from the picture above lots of empty seats???

  • CJSHYY

    Saw the report you mention…

    〔記者卓佳萍/台北報導〕台灣大學今天晚上在台大體育館主辦林書豪校園分享會,現場湧進2000位台大、台科大等校學生,林書豪主講,「第十節:籃球高級」。
    林書豪大約7點30分現身,他回到父親林繼明母校,父親以前是修機械工程,林書豪則是念經濟系,林書豪表示,好像沒有遺傳到爸爸、媽媽工程系的基因,他高中想讀工程,但覺得太難了。
    談到哈佛校園生活,林書豪表示,哈佛滿好玩的,但功課壓力也是很重,他在大三的時候才想過是否能夠挑戰NBA,直到大學快要畢業時,他才全心投入準備選秀會,他表示,確實有球探專程來看他打球。
    正逢畢業季,林書豪給予畢業生祝福,他表示,他花了六年才找到打球的樂趣,「成功急不得,應該聆聽自己內心的聲音。」

  • joy

    Not surprise he said that. It’s a nightmare to Lin fans as well.

  • CJSHYY

    One step closer to Rox?? NO…..

  • joy

    I wonder what makes Green choose the same number as LeBron. Maybe LeBron once was his role model. If so, he must regret it now!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    “Your logic is horribly poor.” Ok, that was harsh. Instead, he should have said, “I don’t agree with your logic.” But that’s far from the most rude comments that are posted on this forum. You and zxcvb are both great, long time posters. The FA will start in another couple of weeks and you shouldn’t miss out on that because one comment went over the line. The mod did step in and put an end to it.

    On the other hand there are a couple of posters who are too militant and argumentative (d_____ and t_____).Everyone should support your case for the mods to rein them in more often. And you could try to avoid them as you probably already do. We need to realize that the mods are volunteers and it’s hard for them do achieve perfection.

  • Jamie

    CP3 is a pass first PG
    One of the best
    He’s definitely not selfish like big baby said

  • Jamie

    He’s not gonna say oh yah I stepped over him because I was annoyed. That’s not chickening out.

  • Jamie

    Michael Jordan probably

  • psalm234

    It’s good that Lin didn’t mention Atkinson.
    If he did, he would lose his bargaining power with the Nets 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Oh my …that was a real slap on LAL’s face! lolz

  • Maknusia

    Lin playing dirty!!!!! hahaha

  • Maknusia

    Not sure if this had been posted…just in case

    0160613 林书豪旋风袭台 Jeremy Lin arrived Taiwan

  • DrewBear2

    Lin’s stats were from ’12-13 and Wall’s from ’13-14. Yet the following season Jeremy was demoted to the bench, while Wall continued to be rewarded with the starting position.

    We can debate if it was Harden, Mchale or Morey who was most responsible for marginalizing Jeremy, but the fact remains that it’s the character of the people in a given organization that matters most. I think Houston was the only option for Jeremy in ’12. This year he knows more about the people around the league and he’ll have more options.

  • psalm234

    Google Translate

    NBA / Lin jokes On the Lakers no memory
    Taiwan-born NBA player “ho boy” Jeremy Lin today (13 May) to National Taiwan University Gymnasium to share their various experiences in life to Taiwan college students, but also for on-site student questions answered their questions show affinity and side, interestingly, Jeremy Lin in the sharing session the process is not hidden disgust Lakers career, also said that part of unpleasant memory has been completely erased from the brain.

    “I feel like I can kick the ball after Houston to Charlotte in the middle period of no impression.” Lin says with a laugh.

    When the 2015-16 season to talk with the host, Lin said it was a straight six-year NBA career, since “the happiest season,” Overall, a very successful season, the Hornets this season because of all the stations in the pre-season forecast most are in the name of 12, 13, but they succeeded in the playoffs do not say, but also with the power to fight the Miami Heat game 7.

    The entire season down, Jeremy Lin is the most satisfied with their ability to achieve significant upgrade on defense, the offensive has said since the shooting season is to change the posture of the first year, so still getting them, bit can do in training, but to the game when there is pressure, often with a previous shooting position, after all, we want to change the use of more than 20 years of shooting mode is not an easy thing, I hope the future will be more adapted to enhance their hit rate.

    “Some good shooters in the league, they are more forward point of the shot, such as Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Damian Lillard or Kevin Durant, I’ve shot very point behind.” Lin said.

    Career fortune from New York, after Houston, Los Angeles and then removed to Charlotte, Lin thinks he has become a better person from the process of continuous transfer team, each place can learn different things, claiming Lakers Kobe Bryant during learned from the maintenance of the body and body training methods made him very welcome, but this time can not help but be Jeremy Lin ridicule Moderator: “I thought you do not remember,” Jeremy Lin can only remember one embarrassed smile Some, scene amused students all laughed.

    In addition to show the humorous side, Lin is also in today’s share would be about to graduate students with a community of some of their own life experience, he exhorted them to keep the faith Young people, do not be afraid to face the difficulties and challenges, as these difficulties and challenges is precisely the most important reason is to help you to the next level.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I’ll bet you a beer Love is fed up with Lebron and will not be his teammate next season. I would have said Love is leaving the Cavs but LeBron may leave too. Haha.

  • Maknusia

    Jeremey Lin 2016 adidas take on summer @ Taipei adidas 101 court

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Good thinking psalm. Besides, that would ruin the Surprise.

    OTOH, is he really going to sign with the… Rockets?!? OMG!!!

  • DrewBear2

    There may be some very significant consequences this off-season if Lebron opts out or Love is traded.

  • DrewBear2

    Despite the terrible overall experience in L.A., I’m glad Jeremy was able to pick up training concepts from Kobe. He probably hasn’t spent much time with Jordan, but that guy was also one of the best in maintaining his body.

  • Maknusia

    do you @psalm234:disqus to invite CF here? ;0) hahahaha….or we migrate over?!!!

    Jeez…cant put that into my imagination

  • HVJoy

    This is the translation by a bi-lingual friend:

    “I felt as if I finished the Houston seasons and went directly to Charlotte, I had no memory of what happened in-between at all.” Lin said with a laugh.

  • takeme2cruz

    MDA gave up millions of dollars and HC job because he refused to take the ball out of Lin’s hands. That’s the trust Lin would never get from anyone else including Atkinson.

  • Rocky

    Maybe the event had not started in the picture? Students were chatting and checking phones.

  • takeme2cruz

    The only advantage the so call “super team” would have over another team is “super ref calls”.

  • JFirst

    For those who don’t read Chinese:

    Aside from not remembering anything from his Lakers days, this is what Jeremy said at the event with college students:

    – Charlotte (as everyone has heard from the umpteenth time) is his happiest time in the NBA. It was overall a successful season because the majoirty were predicting that the Hornets would end up 12th or 13th in rankings. However, not only did they make it to the playoffs, but they played seven games against the Miami Heat.

    – What he found most satisfactory in the past season: raising his defensive skills. As for his offense, he’s still adapting to the change in his shooting form. He does it well during pratice, but during actual games, under pressure, he usually ended up resorting to his old form. It’s not easy to change something you got used to for more than 20 years. He hopes he could become more used to his new form and increase his efficiency.

    – He felt that through all the changes he’s been through – from New York to Houston, LA and Charlotte – he’s become a better person. He’s learned different things from each stop. With the Lakers, he learned from Kobe how to take care of his body and how to train better. Host then teased him, saying: “I thought you don’t remember anything [from your Lakers days]?”

    – His advice to the graduating students: Don’t be afraid of hardships and challenges because these would help you rise to the next level.

    In another Liberty Times story, Lin on Saturday gave a group of children from remote areas a treat, first inviting them to watch his basketball camp in the morning and then to buffet lunch at E-Da Royal Hotel and later on to play at E-Da Theme Park. He also spent time talking to the kids during their afternoon tea break. One of the kids asked him how he felt after losing to the Heat, Lin rolled his eyes and joked: “I felt like crying at first. Why are you asking me this question?” He added: “Of course, I felt angry at myself, very sad, but it’s been four or five weeks, I’m feeling better. I’m already preparing for the next season.” Another kid asked how he became so tall, strong and muscular. He touched the kid’s biceps and said eating healthy is very important. Don’t eat too much candy and eat a balanced diet.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The NBA should have suspended Green immediately after his second kick to Adams’ groin causing him to suffer a testicular contusion. That was a no-brainer unless the NBA believes in allowing no holds barred street fighting to determine playoff outcomes. Adams had been dominating Green up to that point and the finals might have been OKC vs Cavs if Green were properly punished for his dirty play.

    Now LeBron is frustrated and instead of losing with good sportsmanship he’s allowed to behave like a thug, grabbing and throwing Curry around like a rag doll. The NBA doesn’t seem to realize that the vast majority of fans want to see a fair, well officiated game. Not a close match at any cost by allowing really dirty play. Curry is a great player and many are rooting for him to win again. But I think it’s only fitting that Green is not even allowed in the building to celebrate the victory that he badly tarnished.

  • JFirst

    Bits and pieces from the Liberty Times story:

    – Jeremy said his high school coach is also a very good friend. They talk on the phone every week. His ex-coach watches all his games and gives him advice afterward.

    – Asked if he ever thought of giving up, Jeremy said: “When I was little, I never thought I’d make it to the NBA, but I never gave up. At times I almost gave up, then I’d pray and God would give me strength. When I’m sad, I rely on my family and they’d help me make it through.” He advised the kids [this is his charity event with children from remote areas] to pursue their dreams and “when you grow up, when you reach 27, you should go back to your hometown and talk to [share your experience with] the children, help them, encourage them.”

    – Jeremy said he’ll always love basketball, but when he’s old and can no longer run fast, jump high, he’d feel very frustrated, so he wouldn’t play as much, but he’d surely teach his own kid to play.

    Coaching really doesn’t seem to be part of his future plans. Pity …

  • JFirst

    He’s not allowed inside the building during the game, but he’s allowed to join the celebrations, according to the NBA

  • sws94

    I so wonder what Jordan has expressed to Lin. Part of Jordan has to see Lin’s ability to step up in big games and like that. I wonder if Jordan has given him any advice on just things to recognize in the game.

  • sws94

    He does dribble a lot. He is one of the best pass-first PGs however.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Well, if they win it without him, he’s going to feel dispensable and that’s gotta sting.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Lin gets asked that question countless times. He answers the way he does because it would sound bad to admit he learned nothing from Kobe. That season with the Lakers was a total loss and there is no point in sugar-coating it.

  • heart

    If GSW wins w/o Green, then they deserve the ring all the more. I hope Steph & Klay dominate tonight. Thumbs down for dirty plays and thuggish behaviors from Green & Lebron.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Gotta love the splash bros, but it’s so much easier for me to root for GSW now that Green has been suspended. He had to be punished for what he did and better late than never. Go GSW!

  • DaBoss

    Lebron further tarnished his legacy. Green may or may not learn his lesson. Hope the Warriors close it out tonight. #StrengthinNumbers

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Between the flopping, the anemic showing this finals, and the attempted bullying of Curry (and Green), Lebron’s stock has hit an all time low. If the Warriors win tonight, and I think they will, we can expect seismic activity surrounding LeBron and the Cavs.

  • DaBoss

    Yep – wouldn’t be surprised by yet another bush league move by Lebron

  • 7Jeremiah17

    And don’t forget the whining. LeBron is a shameless whiner. He whines to the refs. He whines to the press about not getting calls. He complains about his teammates. If only his “friends” were on his team. The guy has no pride.

  • DaBoss

    LeBron’s desperation is showing. Tonight’s game will be closely officiated. The Cavs aren’t going to be able to get away with the way they’ve been playing.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Nope, not in front of the GSW home crowd. I’d love to see GSW have a record setting blowout.

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, that’s probably why his first answer essentially threw it out as a lost year in his memory. But even terrible experiences can help you grow in certain ways. The attitude you take in reflection can affect your spiritual & psychological health, so it’s best he handles it with grace rather than bitterness.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Well the thing is, the NBA didn’t suspend Green against OKC because they wanted the series to continue as long as it could. AND, they did suspend Green this time for a lesser offense for the same reason. They want this series to continue as long as possible.

  • DrewBear2

    Remember during the preseason China trip when Jordan was quoted as saying that Jeremy was the most important acquisition for the Hornets? I’ve always wondered if he was misquoted or was talking about Lamb because he never referred to that again. Someone must’ve asked Jeremy about Jordan during this current Asia trip. But you’re right that the mental aspect of the game would be one of the topics to quiz MJ on if you had the chance.

  • DaBoss

    show me the $$$$! LOL

  • DrewBear2

    So all the writers and bloggers are holding on to their “what-if-Lebron-opts-out?” articles until the Finals are over? Could the Knicks afford him? LeBron/Melo/Rondo?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    You’re probably right. The thing is, OKC won the next two games anyway so it’s hard to tell what effect a 1 game suspension on Green would have had on the final outcome. I think some fans will lose interest when officiating isn’t transparent and rigging becomes too obvious.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I think Lebron can go to whichever team he wants. Every team would do whatever it takes to make room for him. Well, maybe with the exception of the Warriors? Why fix what’s not broken especially if it puts you into luxury tax?

  • JoeTeam

    Let’s estimate per game:

    20k fans x 200/ticket = $4m gate
    Food at avg $15/beer and $18/hot dog = let’s guess 20k fans x $20 = $500k
    Parking say 8k cars x $40 = 320k

    So, just the venue generates $5-8m if you add in everything.

    Now to TV revs.

    Each game therefore is tens of millions to the league, owners, venues.

  • JoeTeam

    I would guess LeBron will be able to whine without a T, travel without a TOV, and push Steph and others around without a foul.

    GSW can still win it, because they have some fire about LeBron now and you know how Steph does it when he internalizes press-work against his team. Ayesha has spoken lol …

  • JoeTeam

    yes! record setting blowout to indicate it’s not wise to keep whining and working the back channels …

  • JoeTeam

    good point.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I think it’s also the “intangibles.” If the whole season ends anti-climatically, enthusiasm for the NBA as a whole would suffer.

  • DaBoss

    Gotta love Ayesha! lol

  • DX

    Jeremy Lin says starting role a factor in free agency; Down to the Knicks or Nets?

    “To be happy, I need to consider a few things. Of course I am going to consider who is coaching the team, the team’s style, the players on the team and their chance of winning, as well as the on-court time I have and if I have a chance to start.”

    http://www.sportsrageous.com/nba/jeremy-lin-says-starting-role-a-factor-in-free-agency-down-to-the-knicks-or-nets/27487/

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  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LeBron used to do that and more; he grabbed and held.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    but equal in speed and quickness.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Great, that gives the Spurs more cap space to sign Lin. We’re down to only 3 possible teams: Nets, Spurs and the long-shot Rox.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NBA rigging

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    KD would stay in OKA if he cares for a championship

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I could tell I was getting bored and Game 3 spanking was a wake up call so that was good for the sport. I only wish this series were so far 4 close games. Tonight should be exciting. I sort of want this go close out in ORCL, so tonight or game 7 all ok by me, and if it goes to Game 7, everyone is happy except Steph’s knees and unspecified post-season surgery they are hinting about.

  • TTNN

    Mavericks?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Game 3 sucked. I don’t mind blowouts so long as GSW is on the winning end.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    It’s kinda funny. Everyone seems to accept this strange notion that JLin “always surprises” us with his choice of teams. The truth is that he never does.

    Lets start from the beginning. After doing well in summer league, Lin had a few teams to choose from. Is it a surprise that he chose GSW, to play for his favorite team and be close to his family? Nope.

    When GSW cut him he was picked up by the Rox. When the Rox cut him he was picked up by the Knicks. Those moves were out of his control.

    After Linsanity with the Knicks, everyone including Lin expected him to stay in NY. But Dolan, Melo and the Knicks wanted to get rid of him. Lin signed with the Rox not because he chose them but because they really wanted him. The Rox were the only team to offer him a contract and they offered a pretty nice one at that. So again, no surprise in Lin’s decision making.

    Lin was then stuck on the Rox for 3 years. When they suddenly dealt him to the Lakers after 2 seasons, it was just as much a surprise to Lin as it was to us. Again, it was out of his control.

    Finally, last summer, Lin had his first UFA and this is when the idea of Lin making surprise moves really took hold. But the truth is, Lin fully intended to choose teams we expected or would recognize as a good choice. His first choice was Spurs and his second choice was Mavs. His good friend Parsons was like a de facto GM to Cuban and Lin probably went into the off-season knowing the Mavs were a safe landing spot. Serious negotiations with the Mavs definitely took place and would have finalized if the DJ situation had not blown up. Because it had been reported by Woj, a lot or Lin’s other logical choices were taken off the table. At that point, Lin was scrambling to get one of his 3rd, 4th, 5th or even 6th choices.

    It’s not like Lin woke up one fine July morning and said let’s choose some obscure team just for the heck of it and called the Hornets FO. It was just the opposite. Lin was in a bind and suddenly Cliff called him saying all the right things so Lin accepted their offer.

    But if you insist on expecting a surprise this FA, the surprise may be that there ain’t no surprise.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, Rockets would be a better choice for Lin. MDA is a better coach for Lin, however a Spurs without DMA would be OK to consider. Haha.

  • casual bb dan

    A Good deduction of what probably happened to Lins landing on teams so far in his NBA career. Haha.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    MDA is better for Lin than Pop or Atkinson? I think all 3 can be great for Lin. Perhaps MDA is best. But Pop is good because he has the authority to control even superstars. DMA=LMA? LMA has conceded that this is Kahwi’s team and I think Pop can rein him in.

  • Lin Dunn

    So where will he end up this time?

  • casual bb fan

    Sorry it’s LMA. IMO he’s probably a closet diva, a high risk to a better team game for a bloke like Lin. haha

  • Lin Dunn

    Only 3? Actually one will do if it is the right one. Lin please don’t go to Rox.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Sixers, Mavs, and Bulls might also be good teams to land on with starting positions too. But I think there is just so much more mutual interest in the first 3 choices that I really doubt it would get that far. Nets should be salivating to get Lin. Even less likely:

    Jazz and Kings (very problematic with DMC).

    Any other team would be a surprise.

  • Lin Dunn

    How do you know there is mutual interest with Spurs. I like Lin being a Spur, and earn a ring eventually.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Last summer:

    Lin also fielded interest from several teams, including Dallas, Memphis, Indiana, Chicago, San Antonio and the Clippers, according to a league source.

    http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2015/07/01/nba-free-agency-lakers-reach-out-to-jeremy-lin/

  • DaBoss

    Well, maybe not so much that Jlin surprises us with his choices. Just that surprising and unexpected things keep happening with regards to where he ends up. Lin has said he attributes that to God’s perfect plan and timing. Can’t wait to see what happens this FA!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    That I can agree with. I just hope God feels that Lin and his long suffering fans have wandered in the wilderness long enough. Otherwise some of us may not make it to see the promised land.

  • DaBoss

    LOL

  • adele

    NETS!

  • DX

    Don’t think Lin fans said JLin “always surprise” us, at least not most. Just can’t expect what the next team will be since there are so many unknown and unexpected things. So there may be a dark horse come out like Hornets last year.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I really don’t want to see Harden w Lin every game next season. Please no Rox.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Now you say that 🙂 There have been a lot of posts claiming that nobody knows what Lin is thinking and Lin is too unpredictable for us to guess which team he’ll end up on. Lin is not capricious at all. He seems to always want exactly what his (tiger) fans want: Glory (even if not for himself.)

  • DrewBear2

    Don’t Bulls still have Rose and Mavs Deron Williams?

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. You have very ‘cute’ expectation .

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Yep, it’s assuming they trade Rose or DWill doesn’t opt-in or re-sign.

  • donsmacau

    Great post the DeAJ mess caught JLIN and all his fans by complete surprise – that was an exception, not the rule.

    JLIN knows what he wants & needs and JLIN’s fans know what he wants.- Starting Job and there are only a few teams that can give it to him. There will be no DeAJ fiasco this season and he will go to one of those teams.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I hope you have 2 X chromosomes.

  • donsmacau

    Add Detroit to the list of suitors – for backup. JLIN entertains nothing but starter job offers but any added interest boots JLIN’s value.

    Can the Detroit Pistons afford Jeremy Lin?
    http://pistonpowered.com/2016/06/13/can-detroit-pistons-afford-jeremy-lin/
    “The Pistons can’t offer him a starting spot. But then again, there aren’t many teams that can. To be a full-time NBA starter, Lin might have to sign with a team at the bottom of the standings, like the Nets or the 76ers. As for the rest of Lin’s considerations, Detroit’s not a bad fit: Stan Van Gundy is a well-respected coach, Lin’s strength running the pick-and-roll would fit well in his system, and the Pistons, if healthy, are a projected playoff team for the forseeable future.”

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. Your wish may come true one way or another.

  • casual bb fan

    Pelican could be the most enticing team for Lin this FA. They have a game in China this summer right! Haha.

  • sws94

    I didn’t say, nor do I think, what you state, what you are basically guessing I think. I’m not tackling the Christian aspects of Lin’s message, I just made a comment I guess 5 people who liked it related to, and it was 2 days ago.

    And fyi, everyday non-Christians battle negativity of life, jealousy and envy of wanting what others have just like Christians. That’s universal for many people. And if you think I believe in magic-pills, then I don’t know what to tell you. Because it is the opposite of what I believe.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The most important criterion for Lin (even more than starting) is how much he trusts the coach. That’s why Nets, Spurs and Rox are top 3. I don’t know if he has any previous relationship with Pelican’s coach. And it’s also not obvious he would start.

  • takeme2cruz

    Too late, they gave a wrong PG max contract.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO all those team would have better season just by having Lin on their roster. I won’t be surprised if anyone of those teams is still competing for the championship now. Haha

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I think it’s unlikely but if Lin chooses Rox, we have to assume he knows what he’s doing. He will talk to Les, Morey and MDA before making a decision.

  • DX

    Hope Lin can join a team and help a team which making like Warriors did.

    How the Golden State Warriors Created the Blueprint of a Champion

  • DrewBear2

    Even something that is partly “expected”, like LeBron abandoning the Cavs, could lead to a series of unexpected moves. Trades could trigger many other moves and suddenly the landscape is very different than we see it today.

    There’s a countdown timer ticking near the top of this site. I don’t know when LeBron’s player option window opens, but I assume he’ll at least wait a decent interval if they lose tonight. And what happens if Timmy and Manu opt out?

  • casual bb fan

    Sorry. I will leave you to your faith and dreams. Wishing you all the best. Cheers

  • 7Jeremiah17

    LOL

  • casual bb fan

    But one thing is quite expected if Lebron opted out. He will remain in the east. Haha

  • DrewBear2

    I listened to Woj’s interview of Atkinson again today. At one point he talked about learning from great players and mentioned Melo, Jeremy and Teague. I’d rank them Pop-Atkinson-MDA, but agree any of them would be great for Lin.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, every team in the NBA is 5 years behind time in starting a point guard of Lin’s caliber and uniqueness in a 5 on 5 basketball game played as a team sport. Haha

  • zxcvb

    Detroit definitely needs a 6th man (no bench and they still played CLE close in 3 games), but this is Lin’s time to shine as a starter. Every offer helps his leverage, but it won’t come down to Detroit. Worst case scenario is MDA reunion in Houston. Hard to see the Nets not offering though, even if the dollar amount is not big.

  • zxcvb

    Last summer taught us the importance of ASSISTANT coaches. Lin said Stephen Silas was the main reason he came to Charlotte — Silas recruited him and Lin trusted him because they were close in GSW.

    Who else was Lin’s assistant coach and close to him? Kenny Atkinson.

  • zxcvb

    Spurs are definitely “Plan C” for me.

    Plan A: Starting for the Nets
    Plan B: Starting for another team
    Plan C: 6th man for the Spurs w/ chance to start later on.

  • casual bb fan

    The worst case scenerio of a reunion with MDA in Houston could well turn up being the best case scenerio on the proviso that Harden is traded for draft picks and other complementary pieces for MDA to run his 7s or less offence etc.. haha.

  • zxcvb

    No way Harden will be traded though — Les specifically said that he believes in Harden as a superstar even after this season’s implosion. Morey, on the other hand, is a lameduck. If they fire him in the coming weeks, then I’m sort of okay with Lin returning.

    Much rather have Lin in Brooklyn no matter what, but if Morey’s gone, I’d trust Lin’s choice to return.

  • casual bb fan

    I would not underestimate Les. IMO Les will embark on a total revamp of his franchise ie gets Morey, the lameduck GM walk the plank, make over Houston media n gives Rockets fan base a cultural shock. Reform is coming for the Rockets franchise after this year debacle starting with Les choice of HC. Haha

  • DrewBear2

    Morey and his entire staff are working hard on the draft, free agency, trades, etc. right now. This summer is not the right time to make radical changes in the front office. Brooklyn hired Sean Marks in February.

    I also believe Les still thinks Harden is the foundation for his franchise. Too bad for him.

  • zxcvb

    Les overruling Morey’s choice of JVG as coach spoke volumes. Morey barely spoke at MDA’s press conference instead of his usual windbaggery. It’s similar to what happened in Philly with Hinkie. Take away a GM’s power and then let him quit (don’t need to pay his salary that way).

    Might not be THIS summer, but Morey’s time is coming to an end — by next summer.

  • zxcvb

    I think Les sees the failure of Morey’s “All-Harden” offense. Can’t just be one ballhandler, esp. when that ballhandler is a selfish guy like Harden. But he’s not going to dump Harden just yet — he’ll at least give him one more season.

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  • takeme2cruz

    Agree, maybe not even one full season if Harden is a completely no change and team is losing because of his playing style.

  • DrewBear2

    Morey is definitely on a short leash, but he’s been there for 10 years. His job rides on the moves he makes this summer and how the team does in the first half of next season. Hinkie’s whole journey in Philly lasted 3 years. Very different.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    前進台大校園 林書豪開講分享經驗 (Have a small section of JLin that he shared his experiences in Taiwan Uni last night.
    https://video.udn.com/news/507172

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  • JFirst

    that argument scares me. looks like Silas is staying put in hornets

  • DrewBear2

    I think he’s still in the running for a job with the Warriors. Wait a week or so.

  • JFirst

    last tweet i read that someone posted here warriors are looking at two other candidates, which the tweet said could mean Silas is out of the running

  • donsmacau

    Silas is another one of those politically correct type of answers from JLIN. Silas with Hornets sounds plausible but in actuality is a small peripheral reason for CHA.
    Cho/Hornets were willing to accept JLIN’s offer of 1st year player exemption option and though they were a losing team, they were not actively tanking – these are the overwhelming majority reason CHA was chosen.

  • lleepar
  • casual bb fan

    My prediction is Harden will be traded for draft picks and complementary pieces this summer. Hardens has too many flaws. Les cannot afford another incident of his so-called franchise player coming into training camp in bad shape again! Haha

  • Jamie

    Marvin is good but not THAT good
    Lin performed better

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Do you understand Mandarin??? JLin didn’t talk who performed better. He was asked which player impressed him the most. JLin replied: Marvin Williams because he is the heart and soul of Hornets…….

  • takeme2cruz

    Like Green of the Warriors.

  • DrewBear2

    Hornets were the best of mediocre choices, but it turned out a blessing in disguise. Jeremy enjoyed the season more than any other, was given just enough opportunity to showcase his talents and was only obligated to stay one season. We still have to wait and see, but it’s very possible that the $2.1M this year + his next contract will average out nicely for him over this stretch of his career.

  • casual bb fan

    Good observations , you hit the nail right on the head there. Haha

  • CaliUSMC

    Congrats Adam Silver.. #RIGGED

  • casual bb fan

    Good observations , you hit the nail right on the head there. Haha

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Portland Trail Blazers were granted permission to speak to Stephen Silas, as well, in late May. But I don’t know if anything came of it.

    See : http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/05/trail_blazers_granted_permission_to_interview_step.html

  • Jamie

    The Cavs beat them fair and square
    Draymond Green deserved the suspension for repeatedly hitting other players in their groin area

  • DaBoss

    No worries. Warriors will be back – they got this.

  • aras

    Man Kyrie irving….that dude is a monster…and not enough can be said about lebron people can say whatever about his demeanor or whatever, dude is in the top 5 ever in my book he is just something else.

  • sws94

    LeBron is the best overall player I’ve watched. Kyrie can score. He’s not really a 2-way player, doesn’t really run an offense, but he has high ball-handling skills and scoring capabilities.

  • Jamie

    So? I was just talking in general
    People keep saying how great Marvin was and how he should be the priority this offseason over Lin
    I just think Lin performed better than Marvin

  • aras

    agree with all of what you said. but i’ll add that Kyrie steps up when it counts, plenty of star players dont. this guy has straight up been balling carrying the teams scoring load when needed. he got my respect this game long time ago i saw a performance like that both lebron and kyrie. and i really dont think People appreciate Lebrons greatness. This is a guy who has carried a team to the finals more than once. GSW is the better team than cleveland they are stacked. but if kyrie can pull another one of these gems and lebron like wise on home court. h*** you dont know what can happen.

  • casual bb fan

    Meaning his Lakers tenure was a lost season and forgettable experience. It’s the common feeling of most Lakers the last 2 seasons in the shadow of bullies KBBS. It was a shame that the inept Lakers FO and owners let the two jokers spoil the franchise reputation. Haha.

  • sws94

    I agree. In fact, that to me distinguishes greatness in players and not stats. Stepping up when it counts. Kyrie is one of the best PGs in the game now.

    LeBron rebounds, defends, facilitates, plays many minutes, and really, does he ever get hurt? He misses so few games.

  • casual bb fan

    But but Marvin did his dissappearing act in the stat department during most part of the playoffs. However he played hard on the defensive end. Haha

  • JLin fan from Australia

    《航運股》華航辦公益圓夢日
    http://ww2.money-link.com.tw/RealtimeNews/NewsContent.aspx?SN=2747392001&PU=0010
    JLin’s charity event this morning:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BGnuLqkj3rP/

    【時報記者施蒔穎台北報導】華航(2610)今(14)日於修護工廠舉辦「2016 華航公益圓夢日」,邀請美國職籃NBA明星後衛林書豪(Jeremy Lin)擔任公益活動特別嘉賓,首度在華航最新777波音彩繪機上與桃園市國小學童開心互動,以寓教於樂的方式培養每位小朋友學習英文的樂趣,同時也一圓踏上飛機的夢想。

    今年是華航繼2013年以來,第4次與林書豪合作推廣公益,場地首度移至飛機客艙內,與83位來自桃園市溪海國小、山豐國小、竹圍國小、海湖國小的小學生見面,林書豪現身教導大家搭機時常用的英文單字,配合救生衣教學示範影片,一同操作穿戴救生衣,最後也教導小朋友使用英文進行點餐。

    全球第一架華航與波音聯名的777彩繪機自5月16日交機後,獨特的機身彩繪獲得國內外一致好評,活動現場展示華航777-300ER客機歷年來獲獎實績。

    華航自2011年起由員工自發性組成志工團隊,除寒暑假外每月前往桃園市鄰近學校,教授各年級小朋友航空英語及分享飛行常識,以關懷弱勢、培育國家人才,培養體壇潛力新秀,以及發揚台灣在地品牌為使命,以實際行動回饋社會。

  • aras

    Kyrie is up there with the top PG for sure. h*** he’s probably the most clutch one of them all. Lebron is a freak of nature we’ll never see another one like him tbh, Not only that he is a Gym Rat and takes care of his body so well thats prob why he never gets hurt lol. Nothing but respect for the greatness that is LBJ win or lose.

  • Jamie

    He’s like Iverson kind of

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  • aras

    bam thats what i was thinking of the whole game i was like holy crap am i watching game one 76ers against lakers or is it GSW cleveland. the dude has been balling all series.

  • Jamie

    Yep, he’s a baller. Performs when it counts. Still don’t get why people here bash him so much.

  • sport

    Planned lost. Lebron and Kyrie taking most of the shots boring iso basketball it’s like the other teammates don’t exist.

  • sport

    Except the suspension was for the “fight” with Lebron where Lebron was the one being disrespectful walk over him like that.

  • sws94

    The position he plays. But watch him play in big games and he impresses.

  • Jamie

    other players didnt have it and Bron&Kyrie were on fire

  • sport

    Of course Les is going to praise Harden, they have to make him look “valuable” since he already paid so much for the fake star. Wishful thinking of Harden being traded, that would mean they chosen Dwight over Harden.

  • Jamie

    He had been warned after what he did to Adams
    Also, he still started the fight.
    So if someone is being disrespectful to you, you are allowed to start a fight?
    I don’t think that’s the message league wants to send to the world

  • casual bb fan

    The only way to beat the Warriors is to out pace and out score them. Without Green GSW could not out pace the Cavs. Another key strategy was the Cav took high risk plays and went for the home runs and throw caution to the wind despite high turnovers in the 1st quarter. Haha

  • Jamie

    Still beat the Warriors. GSW can’t beat the Cavs either if their 3s arent falling

  • sport

    That’s usually the excuse for selfish iso ball.

  • Jamie

    but it worked

  • sport

    1 game but it’s not a Championship winning team that’s for sure. Same reason why OKC is out.

  • takeme2cruz

    Everyone disappeared except Lin when he was allowed to play in those 3 games.

  • casual bb fan

    Agree. The Warrior is a high pace 3 points shooting team with good ball handlers to pick up the pace in all areas of the court and out gun the opponents consistently. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    That’s not the main feature on this win. The Cav took the risk to play at a faster pace and Lebron and Kyrie were their end points of the plays to take the shots most of the time. Without Green high energy defence Warriors were wornout after 2 quarters.! Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. Lin is a tenacious and determined player, the never give up type. He represents the rare basketballers, those having the bbiq and array of necessary bb skill set to win a seemingly difficult to win matchup and game. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    I didn’t notice anybody bashing him. What I did come across was bloggers complaining that he was not capable of leading a team as their franchise player and not a pass 1st point guard. I notice he matured a lot the past 2 season with the pressure of his shoulder obviously. Haha

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  • casual bb fan

    Lol. Like a catch 22 situation with Morey’s 2 cornerstones. Haha

  • casual bb fan

    Harden stop ball movement rather then up the pace, the prerequisite of MDA offence and consequential ‘defence’ arising out of the offensive flow. It’s like ‘taichi’ Haha.

  • Acbc

    Any Lin fan should probably choose to be a fan of Stef Curry and the GSW.

    I’m not so much a GSW fan than against LeBron and everything he represents in the NBA. He is after all the prototype of the superstar ideal that the league wants to promote while others with far more merit (Tim Duncan) gets no ink at all. The selfishness, arrogance, entitlement Lebron and his super friends get is why Lin isn’t allowed to shine. Lebron and the NBA is the reason why Harden exists, Melo exists, Cousins exists…. HOW CAN I IN ALL CONSCIENCE BE A FAN OF SOMEONE WHO INTENTIONALLY STEPS ON THE DREAMS OF OUR MAN LIN?

    And besides, Stef Curry has been friends with Lin since their rookie years. GSW plays much closer to team ball like the Spurs, a style that would help change the current Lebron ” 3 superstar ” system that artificially jack up egos and stats for those chosen few.

    I personally hope that Lebron and his record of finals failure continues and make all rebuilding teams choose another way. The huge payroll that these super teams is representitive of the economic model of the country with the top 1% making more while the second tier and subs gets less and less.

  • casual bb fan

    Great post. Your model players have set the ball rolling by taking hefty discounts so that other members of their teams can have a fair share. Haha

  • zxcvb

    ???? That has nothing to do with Lin’s situation. Curry is just as big a part of superstar culture as Lebron is.

    Lin’s obstacles are the result of being a lone Asian in a sea of black and white players. Teams don’t give him proper minutes and touches because they’re not used to seeing an Asian baller that isn’t a physical freak. The ball is always taken out of his hands by ball-dominant wings.

    Lebron is actually one of the most unselfish superstars ever. His problem is trying to play GM. Firing Blatt, getting “stars” like Love and Kyrie who put up big stats but struggle to beat top teams with all-around play (tonight w/o Draymond being a semi-exception).

  • zxcvb

    Kyrie had a career game tonight without Green and Bogut to play defense, but more often than now he loses games while getting empty stats for himself. Just look what he did before Lebron arrived. Couldn’t even lead his team out of the cellar, much less make the playoffs.

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  • sws94

    LBJ has some unfortunate antics on the court but he is unselfish to almost a fault as a player and lot less tougher to deal with than Kobe or Jordan or even Shaq were to deal with. This particular team doesn’t have the skill to play the team ball LBJ is capable of playing. We saw him score 41 and take 25 or so shots tonight, but how often is LeBron the player with less points than Kyrie or Love? He likes to get them going, JR, Tristan Thomas, he passes a lot when he could try to score. His defensive hustle and effort and overall play is superb, he handles the ball, he runs the team, he rebounds, he plays close to 40 minutes and he plays close to 82 games a season. He’s one of the greatest ever if not the greatest ever player. He earns the “hype” by his performances, he’s a truly outstanding player. If the Cavs lose it isn’t because of LeBron, he’s actually why they got as far as they did.

    He lets himself down with flopping, whining, stepping over people and other stupidness, so he isn’t in the league of Tim Duncan as a sportsman. But as a player, he’s tops. And, you’re right. He should not try to get his player or fire his coaches, but Magic Johnson and others I liked (as players) got coaches fired. That unfortunately is the reality of the NBA.

    Won’t get into Lin other than he has to deal with the NBA entertainment culture of superstars. But, he had his superstar run early and there’s more to come. I don’t know the form it’ll come, but if he’s healthy, it’ll come. The NBA can’t stop it.

  • Barry Allen

    Lebron is very talented, but his personality doesn’t seem that great. Like when he made fun of Dirk being sick during the playoffs, the constant flops and then stepping over people. And he always wants to stack his team and then give up on them and not build it up.

    Curry on the other hand, seems like a decent guy.

  • DaBoss

    The content of LeBron’s character is questionable. And that matters a lot. Curry is solid.

  • Barry Allen

    It’s hard to not see that some of the adversity Lin goes through is not due to racial stereotyping. There are just too many coincidences for it to be by chance.

    1. constantly getting hit without refs calling fouls.
    2. scoring a ton of points and/or leading his team to the win and getting benched with limited minutes next game
    3. being pulled out of games after just a couple (or even 1) mistake while other players get a free pass
    4. being pulled out of games while he has the hot hand
    5. not being played in the 4th quarter much although he had a great performance for 3 quarters
    6. not having enough plays drawn for him
    7. having bench scrubs (Price, Clarkson, Beverley) play over him even though he puts in great performances
    8. being erroneously called for bad defense
    9. announces are continually surprised at Lin’s quickness although they have seen it countless times before
    10. Salary descrepancies: Lin $2.1 mil … $Beverley 6.5 mil
    11. being called inconsistent even when perceived ‘stars’ around him are even less consistent.

  • Barry Allen

    t’s mostly because of Lebron’s personality and not his lack of skill. Lebron’s need to stack teams, his constant floppage, the decision fiasco, laughing at Dirk while he was sick, taking the ‘high road’ when stepping over Green etc.

  • hchao

    Yesterday Lin met with college students at NTU’s (National Taiwan University) gym in Taipei. The meeting was hosted by Taiwan entertainer/celebrity Alex Niu–a UCLA grad. The first half for about 33-34 minutes was an interview, and the rest was a Q&A session. It was mostly conducted in Mandarin Chinese. During the interview, Alex often corrected Lin with Chinese and taught Lin Chinese words in a funny way whenever Lin said some word(s) in English. Alex joked it was like teaching his son. Whenever Lin had to use English to express some more complicated thoughts, Alex acted as a translator. Afterwards, Alex joked that Lin’s Chinese had improved greatly and perhaps next year he would dump Alex and no longer need Alex to be the host. It’s fun to watch.

    https://youtu.be/Qfcx1D-Qsbs

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  • KHuang

    I’d be a fan of Lebron James if he had the fundamentals to fit into a standard SF role in a traditional halfcourt offense instead of just doing his ugly isoball.

  • KHuang

    If Lebron James had better fundamentals, he’d have won more with less effort.

  • KHuang

    Kyrie Irving is the NBA’s biggest hot or cold player.

    Most of the time, he’s not blazing hot. Usually the Cavs win in spite of him.

    But when he gets hot, he’s almost Linsanity hot.

  • KHuang

    Lebron James doesn’t even crack my top 10 list:

    Tim Duncan
    Wilt Chamberlain
    Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    Larry Bird
    Michael Jordan
    young Dr J
    Hakeem Olajuwon
    Shaquille O’Neal
    Magic Johnson
    Isiah Thomas

  • Brent Yen

    TOP 10 are
    ….LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LIN LOL

  • Jedi

    The message the league wants to send to the world is that ‘we want more money so we must extend this series’. Now everyone who forgot or was too young for the Suns vs Spurs series back in the mid 2000’s can have their own rigged game to remember.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I agree. It’s now obvious that the superstar players earning literally billions of dollars from endorsement deals are the ones with all the power. Melo, Lebron and Wade did conspire to sabotage Lin in that infamous Linsanity game against the Heat. Can’t fault Heat players for wanting to win, but the betrayal by Melo, his Knicks teammate, was just despicable.

    It really is the banana boat crew: Wade, Lebron, CP3 and Melo (refused to embark) that represents the powerful clique that does not want to accept Lin as one of their own. All of them have also tried to bully Lin on the court at various times and it’s no coincidence that two of the most vicious flagrant fouls against Lin were committed by Melo and Kobe.

  • BB Fan

    Should?
    You such a hopeless fangirl of Curry shamelessly using Jeremy fansite to promote Curry.
    GTFO.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    This needs to be flagged and deleted ASAP.

  • BB Fan

    You’re just acbc disgused to be 7Jeremiah17.
    All your posts should be flagged and deleted too, fangirl.

  • BB Fan

    i have better things to do.
    not gonna argued with you why you’re not acbc…blah blah blah

  • 7Jeremiah17

    You’re not even worthy of a response. Mods are volunteers and not always on duty. Lets see how long it take to ban/delete you.

  • Rick James

    good post, also true. Put Lin on the cavs, and they sweep GSW already.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I knew there was something off about you. Alain got all upset that I was “rude” to you. smh.

  • Rick James

    i never understood all the curry love here. I think LBJ is the better player personally…but this site is about lin. Put lin on cavs, cavs are champions. Put lin on OKC, OKC are champions. Put Lin on spurs, spurs are champions.

  • Jamie

    Green has been doing this over and over again. It’s about time he was punished. NBA wants to fix the series but Green still deserved the suspension

  • Jamie

    That’s LeBron being a b—- nothint to do with Kyrie

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I think Curry is also far from 100% healthy and had a hard time guarding him.

  • Jamie

    They still can’t outgun the OKC if DUrant and Russell arent being selfish

  • Jamie

    That’s kyrie’s job to score he cant play make anyways.
    It’s on LeBron to move the ball

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Just to clarify, Lin knows as well as we do that an assistant coach is irrelevant if the Head Coach is not favorable. The main reason Lin chose Charlotte is because he trusted Cliff. Lin knew Silas from his GSW days and probably grilled Silas to try and verify what Cliff was promising him: lots of minutes and PnRs, uptempo, etc. The fact that Silas vouched for Cliff made Lin even more willing to trust what Cliff was promising. Now that we know Cliff was lying through his teeth, does Lin still trust Silas and keep in touch with him? (Rhetorical question)

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Talk about the NBA being rigged. I was hoping the Rox would miss the playoffs which might have gotten Morey fired. Rox were fighting with the Jazz for the last playoff spot. It came down to the last day of the season. If the Rox lost and the Jazz won, the Rox would be out.

    But who did the Jazz face in that final game? The last place Lakers with Kobe playing the last game of his career. Kobe scored 60 points. How many shots did Kobe take? Not 30, not 40 but 50 friggin’ shots! And the crappy Lakers still won! Didn’t that game mean more to the Jazz?

    Kobe has often said that he’s a storyteller. He loves to tell stories. After the game, he was “shocked” at how many points he managed to score. It was just “unbelievable” he said. But his teammates all just kept encouraging him to shoot. If that doesn’t sound as scripted as professional wrestling I don’t what does.

  • BobbyH

    A circus with a crown with fault ego and falling curtain onto him.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Laughing all the way to the bank.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    You know what they say. When there is too much money at stake, corruption is inevitable. And if we follow the money, the shoe companies seem like entities of interest. Did the Rox make the playoffs instead of the Jazz because Adidas is paying Harden $0.2 Billion to endorse them? Lebron is reported to have a $1 Billion dollar deal from Nike. I don’t know how much Curry is getting from Under Armour, and I don’t even know which brand Kobe hawked.

  • donsmacau

    Nice interview, finally had chance to listen-my takeaways:

    1. Outlined why STARTING is preferred due to longer coach’s leash, stable minutes, instead of bench scrub.
    2. New shot looks precise in the gym but in the heat of games, still muddling his 3’s by mixing in his old shot mechanic. Can’t fix years of muscle memory quickly but that’s the only thing he’s working on this summer – his most important focus.
    3. Interesting comments on how he trains with Joseph. Handicaps himself when playing 1-on-1 against Joe, but Joe is a better shooter and can beat JLIN from outside.
    4. JLIN says he did learn some defensive concepts from Clifford – will help JLIN become a better on floor coach.
    5. Marv impressed-good leader, hard worker, compassionate player – too bad for CHA both JLIN & Marv gone.
    6. Eats a lunch 4x’s bigger than normal human meal on game nights and won’t eat again until after the game, doesn’t want sluggish full stomach when he plays. Loves midnight snack of steak and eggs (my favorite too, the meal of champions!)
    7. Happiness playing in CHA came from faith in Christ – NOT from Hornets/Clifford/Teammates that opens the door for happiness on his new team because Jesus will follow JLIN to his next city; sorry Hornets fans it wasn’t anything about you that made him happy – it was God.

  • aras

    he has been averaging like 30 points this series. he is not your typical point guard that gets other people going. he is like iverson an assassin and a sharpshooter. they have lebron james for playmaking not kyrie. and lol that cleveland team with byron scott you are talking about?

  • Jamie

    LeBron is too unselfish if anything and that hurts the team sometimes.
    How are these guys intentionally stepping on Lin’s dreams? LOL Lin had to go through at lot but LeBron and his friends aren’t why he isn’t allowed to shine they barely have anything to do with each other. You don’t have to blame everything you don’t like for Lin’s situation. It’s all coaches and GMs smh.
    Curry is part of that SUperstar group too if anything. Stop promoting the guy and making double standards.

  • james brown

    it was all true regarding number 7. JLIN opt to choose to be happy and content not because of his hornets teammates/Hornets fans/coaches, deserved to be trusted, but because he TRUSTED his CREATOR MORE!

  • DX

    ‘Charlotte Hornets: Possible Replacements for Jeremy Lin in Free Agency’ via @fansided

    Jeremy Lin was only paid $2.1 million this past season in the first season of a two-year deal that included a player option for the next season. As expected Lin opted out and will hit free agency with many suitors and opportunities that the Hornets may not be able to match financially or in the way of a starting position.

    Jeremy was an incredibly important part of the team during the regular season and playoffs, but it may be time to start evaluating his possible replacements now that the offseason is progressing.

    http://swarmandsting.com/2016/06/14/charlotte-hornets-possible-replacements-jeremy-lin-free-agency/

  • Uh-Oh

    who? who? Miss the fun. Ahh

  • sws94

    There are less and less typical PGs emerging in the current games. The position is changing. Even Curry shoots/scores a lot and looks to someone else, D Green, to do at least some of the facilitating. He puts up a good 20 shots or so a game, not the 14-15 a pass-first PG usually puts up.

    And we saw Westbrook. He’s a scorer. Yes, he’ll get assists, but that doesn’t even mean that he’s a good distributor. He has the ball in his hands and he’s good at drawing defenses and has gotten better at dishing from that. But he still puts up a lot of shots and doesn’t really know how to execute offense when he needs to.

    PG now means good ball-handler that handles the ball and the ball goes through him a lot, but not necessarily running the offense. Offenses are now going to the Draymond Green, LeBron James and really Batum types to facilitate. There are still PGs that facilitate, but some of the highest rated ones don’t do much of it.

  • DX

    Chicago Bulls: Looking At Jeremy Lin

    In the right situation, Lin can certainly flourish. He has the ability to put up big numbers offensively, and still do his part on defense as well. He has the mentality of a fighter, and never gives up on the hustle; and this is true whether starting or coming off the bench.

    He can be a leader if needed, but also understands how to be productive as a backup, a trait that is not so commonly found.

    And given that he no longer has the nation’s attention as he once did in New York, it is more than likely that he would agree to a reasonable salary. The Bulls could use some help at point guard, and if they can figure it out without spending too much to boot, that would be ideal.

    https://hoopshabit.com/2016/06/14/chicago-bulls-looking-jeremy-lin/

  • sws94

    This reads similar to other places that want Lin. Yes, he can help us but let’s try not to pay him but so much.

    No. Pay him.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks

  • Maknusia

    ;;;)

  • KHuang

    With NBA players, I don’t care about personality.

    I do care about EXECUTION.

    The Cavs isoball scheme is unlikely to beat Golden State’s team game.

  • KHuang

    my bad x 10!!!

  • DrewBear2

    “In 2013, Nike retained Curry’s matching rights, analogous to how NBA restricted free agency works. They still could have signed Curry, regardless of his preferences. According to a Sept. 16, 2015, report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell, “Nike failed to match a deal worth less than $4 million a year.””

    The inference is Curry’s UA deal was less than $40M for 10 years. Excellent (but very long) back story here: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15047018/how-nike-lost-stephen-curry-armour

  • sws94

    None of these players have the high level of facilitating, rebounding, scoring, playing effective defense on multiple positions 2-way player that LeBron has. That’s why he’s tops with me. In so many aspects of the game, he performs on a very high level.

  • KHuang

    Completely disagree, 10x over.

  • KHuang

    If Lin was not Asian, none of these articles would write things like “Let’s see if we can get him for a discount”.

  • sws94

    GSW has more depth and a better starting lineup. They are the better team.

    It’s true they play more teamball, but they can ISO as well. ISO is OK in small doses. But when the Cavs tried teamball, it wasn’t working. LeBron needed to score. That’s what happened last year as well. Love hasn’t been a positive, the Cavs weren’t all that productive, so, they needed to do some ISO. Lin would help with teamball to an extent on this team. His effectiveness would depend on minutes, involvement, touches, the key ingredients for Lin’s effectiveness IMO. And of course, that others would execute his on-floor instructions.

  • DrewBear2

    Almost all of these “articles” are really more accurately described as fan fantasies. We really do not know how the decision makers value Jeremy. We’ll find out soon.

  • DX

    The Bulls only have a projected max cap space of $23 million to pursue top free agents, although it would be enough to pay Lin somewhere above $10 million per year, which he likely deserves after posting decent numbers for the Hornets this season.

    But the more enticing part is the chance to play the lead role in running Fred Hoiberg’s offense as the Bulls are likely to move on from Rose.

    “Lin hasn’t been able to secure himself serious first team action and he probably wouldn’t do that in Chicago either,” Coughlin noted.

    “However, injuries are real and if he signed with the Bulls, it seems likely that he could be penciled in as a starter for at least a dozen games in the upcoming season. Whether he gets a chance to do that or not this season, next year there will hopefully be no Rose and Lin will either get his shot at running a team as the primary point guard or he will still be working as a capable backup.”

    While the Bulls seem a possible option for Lin, there are certainly other destinations where he could establish himself as a bona fide starting PG. Teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets are also in desperate need of a quality point guard, with both teams lacking a talented playmaker.

    But if there is very little window for Lin to become a starter, teams like the Bulls and Pistons should be few of the other considerable free agency destinations.

    Read more: http://en.yibada.com/articles/131815/20160614/jeremy-lin-free-agency-bulls-pistons-appear-new-potential-destination.htm#ixzz4BZffXLa6

  • sws94

    I saw most of them play. But that’s fine, we all have our favorites. My favorites of that group are Magic, Isiah, Hakeem and Bird. But tops is Duncan. Maybe Bird next. MJ was something of an ISO baller and some of these guys like Shaq and Wilt had problems at the FT line.

  • DX

    If Lin was not Asian, he will be drafted at beginning. But there will be no Linsanity for sure.

  • DrewBear2

    This age-old comparison of great athletes from different eras is like arguing who would win in a fight between two comic book superheroes. Since ultimately we can never know the answers, everyone is right in their own minds.

  • DrewBear2

    If Lin was not Asian, Lin wouldn’t be Lin and this site would not exist.

  • lleepar

    Sacramento Kings would seem like an ideal landing spot for JLin because it’s so close to home. But apparently, that’s all it has going for it. I’m not sure its a good fit.
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/742736703530602496
    http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/242231/Rajon-Rondo-Critical-Of-Tension-Kings-Played-Under

  • KHuang

    But Lin IS Asian.

    And there are tons of nonAsian players with less stats and game than Asian Lin who are paid much better and get to start over Lin.

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    Nobody is more pessimistic than I am about how NBA front offices feel about the hated Asian guy.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Interesting. It’s even worse than I could have imagined:

    “THE SNEAKER BUSINESS exists parallel to the basketball business, except not completely. Estimates peg total sneaker sales somewhere north of $20 billion annually, and rising. The total worth of NBA basketball is harder to gauge, but the $2.15 billion sale of the traditionally ignoble Los Angeles Clippers speaks to its riches. Both basketball and basketball shoes are massive operations, deriving their dollars from the consumer’s obsession with winners. More specifically, with cool winners. Football can be ugly and popular. Baseball can be slow and profitable. The NBA needs physical charisma, individuals with moves so graceful viewers ache to imitate them.”

    So can JLin’s unfair treatment by the NBA be explained by companies thinking he wouldn’t sell a lot of sneakers? 🙂

  • KHuang

    If there were a nonAsian player with Lin’s exact same game, that player would have made multiple All Star teams and would be called “Jason Kidd with a better jump shot”.

  • grover chang

    Wanted your opinion on Love. Why does he look so bad on offense and defense?

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, I realize Lin is Asian. I got your point the first time around. I was just ribbing this nonsensical “if Lin was not Asian” theme.

    Racial bias is and was and ever will be. Black athletes went through this decades ago. It wasn’t fair then and it’s not fair now for Jeremy. There are many practical ways to fight such injustice. Whining repeatedly about it is not one of them.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    #7 was so obvious to anyone closely following Lin’s saga. Yet there must have been thousands of posts claiming that Lin was thrilled to be playing under Cliff and next to Kemba. As soon as pre-season ended, Lin was crushed to learn that Cliff’s promises were worthless and that KemBatum were very selfish players. Lin would finally have to give up playing his style of basketball and focus almost entirely on defense. That’s something both the Rox and Lakers had tried to force on him but he resisted. With the Hornets he finally “surrendered” as he wrote on twitter. And then he made the best of it through his faith.

  • DrewBear2

    I’m an old fart and am generally cynical about how things work in this world. But I don’t sense this hatred of Asians among basketball’s executive ranks. I agree many didn’t think Lin was capable of playing in the NBA when he entered the league, but five full seasons later I don’t think that’s at all debatable.

    I can’t really discuss the money issues since these contracts are simply insane in my mind. Disparity in pay exists in all walks of life. Who “deserves” what can be endlessly debated and I’ll let others do that.

  • DrewBear2

    Aiya! The NBA is such a hot mess of @#$%^&*; there is no rational explanation of what goes on in those twisted minds. They insist that China is valuable market, yet they do what they do. I’d pull my hair out in frustration if I had any hair left. 🙂

    But wasn’t it interesting how much fear Nike instills in the players? They wield so much power in various aspects of the business of sports that few athletes can say anything even remotely critical without risking retribution of some sort.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    LeBron is too unselfish because he realized that passing to teammates can help his team win? Right. Do you believe all the cliches that the sports media churn out? I haven’t seen any evidence that Lebron cares about anyone but himself. He knows what he’s supposed to say, but when the slightest adversity sets in he reveals his true character. If you don’t see any difference between the way Lebron and Curry comport themselves, that’s your limitation. You are in no position to order Acbc or anyone else from “promoting the guy.”

    “How are these guys intentionally stepping on Lin’s dreams?” What does it take for you to see the evidence that Lebron’s good friend Melo drove Lin off the Knicks? You don’t think that was a major factor in snuffing out Linsanity? You’re ability to judge things properly is just too flawed for you to comment.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is on scheduled to make the most money in his career. One thing he did was to fight for justice by not whining.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Once you’re talking about offering players billions of dollars, that’s obviously significant power. Do they also have the power to rig which teams make the playoffs? Or which players should be put into a position to succeed? That’s clearly Lin’s concern.

  • JoeTeam

    Nice post – GSW team play and JLin team play are the reasons why many people like me have returned to watching bball. Vs a soccer game, you can go to bathroom breaks and the drama happens every other night. If it were hero ball across the league, it wouldn’t be interesting, because most of what we face requires team skills. If you go ISO in most situations, you are likely to get rejected. I mean, now many of us are on a mountain top where it’s solo do or die? Most of us have to wend our way through many team influences from family to work, and play, so why not learn how the team game is played when watching sports …

  • JoeTeam

    Lebron definitely played well last night, but his complaining attitude is not something I’d like to see on my team. It’d be a bear to be on the same team as him, always claiming to be the boss …

  • JoeTeam

    last night ISO by LeBron and KI worked. With Bogut and Green out, GSW didn’t have the seasoned experience. Mo Buckets was not good enough on D, and Fez has been iffy this series. I thought Barnes underplayed his potential last night, but Iggy and KT did great. Something is off with Steph, he’s getting beat too easily by KI. It might be his knees, there was an article alluding to off-season surgery not sure if that was just click-bait.

    Lebron scoring 41 – no big deal. Steph scored 38 2 games ago.

  • DrewBear2

    I absolutely agree that Jeremy’s relationship with God is ultimately the source of the peace and joy he experienced last season. That said, he wasn’t just blowing smoke when he said all the appreciative things he’s said repeatedly about his teammates and, to a much lesser extent, the coaching staff. I won’t name them individually, but as a whole the people he dealt with daily were of higher character (generally speaking) than you normally find in the league.

    Everything we often talk about here (starting, money/contract, coach, teammates, etc.) are ALL subordinate to Jeremy’s relationship with God. Even if you are not a Believer, please remember that Jeremy will bring all the aspects of his upcoming decision to prayer. He’s going to do his best to sense God’s will for this next career move. That may mean subjugating his own wants and desires.

  • JoeTeam

    the game last night I hope sealed in their minds they can iso like crazy. Next game, let GSW D improve and the team game rule!

  • JoeTeam

    you gotta admit, LeBron is pretty ‘me me me’ He tends to talk without humility and when they showed game 5 pre game, he was saying to his team “follow me, follow me”. I’ve never heard a captain do that in any team game. It’s always about “let’s go, let’s win this together everybody give to the team.”

  • sws94

    What other team did Lin do a paragraph writeup on each team mate? It was a combination of Lin’s spiritual growth and the situation/friendship with teammates in Charlotte. And that doesn’t mean it will automatically transfer to the next team. Some of it may, but it’ll take a different form/dynamic.

  • JoeTeam

    really, his shot and Coach Nick are having a field day.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s got some impressive handles.

  • sws94

    Cavs can’t play next game like last night. Love needs to contribute more, as does Smith past the 1st quarter and guys like Frye off of the bench.

  • JoeTeam

    this – but where is JLin lol.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think Love has D worth talking about, so Love has to score more if he’s to make that floor time useful.

  • DX

    Don’t understand why put Jeremy Lin in the article. Maybe just for entertainment.

    NBA Rumors: Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Seeks Jeremy Lin Hiatus

    http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/64675/20160614/nba-rumors-golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-seeks-jeremy-lin-hiatus-draymond-green-klay-thompson-panic.htm

  • JoeTeam

    nice share. enjoyed the steph interview q&A

  • sws94

    He’s really weak on D. He’s an offensive player, not a 2-way player.

  • DaBoss

    Disagree somewhat. Racism is based in hatred and whether it’s blatant or subtle, overt or covert, conscious or unconscious, its effects are still the same. Why do you think Jeremy’s been unfairly held back all these years? Lin fans understand racism and we see its effects continuing to play out in his career on a constant basis. Many in the NBA are still skeptical of Lin or don’t believe in his worth even after he’s proven his ability over and over ad nauseum.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, and I think when he’s on the court, Cavs have no chance because his O is hot or not, but for sure his D is not. Hope Love plays a lot.

  • sws94

    Yes, some is hatred.

    I think a good deal is based in fear. We want to keep our group elevated so we won’t allow other groups in. When other groups prove they can do as well or better what some in one group does, they find ways to keep that other group out.

    Lin has all of the buzz words like he’s deceptively good in this or that, he doesn’t do that often (stuff like blocks which he does often, or slick cross-over move), or lacks certain physical attributes but is smart. The qualifiers are ways racism is put in action.

  • sws94

    I’m not really rooting for either team. But I wanted it to be competitive.

    Thing with GSW is they are better defensively too. Klay is a great defensive player, Iggy is outstanding and Green is excellent. That’s 3 key great defenders. Bogut is big and has a presence at the rim.

    LeBron is outstanding defensively but he has to pick his time to really turn the defense on, Kyrie and Love aren’t strong defender, JR Smith is OK, the better defenders come off of the bench. For GSW it is Iggy off the bench but he starts against LeBron and plays over 30 minutes. GSW is the better team. And they run better sets, Cavs are much more stagnant. GSW runs better defensive schemes as well.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully Bulls will trade Rose for a PnR big clearing the way for Lin to be a starter. Perhaps Rose for Noel, or even Rose for Dwight Howard to give Howard 1 year for chance go revive his career away from Harden. Howard got to stop wanting to post up though, He should be a rebounder, shot blocking, PnR big.

  • DaBoss

    Yes, fear can certainly result in hatred. But an unreasonable sense of entitlement also does.

  • psalm234

    A writer just thought, “How many hits I would get if I put Curry and Jeremy Lin together in an article?”

    It was such a bad writing by a lazy writer. He insinuated Linsanity couldn’t handle the pressure from the teams and fans so that’s why he went to the Hornets. Nothing about Harden’s and Kobe’s presence and the bad/tanking Lakers system by BScott.
    And it was JLin’s daring drives and passing that earned him ‘Linsanity’, not the ‘incredible’ 3pt shooting.

    Pretty much like Stephen Curry today, Jeremy Lin was the life of the hardwood court in his days with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks. His incredible three-point shots kept his teams alive in crucial games, thereby earning him the moniker Linsanity. However, Linsanity eventually died down due to much pressure from the teams and fans – factors that led Jeremy Lin to opt for a quiet and smaller town as his next NBA destination.

  • chunkychen

    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/lebron-james-college-scholarships-akron-university-cavaliers-i-promise-081315

    Sure, I’m a Cleveland-homer, and I was pretty pissed off at Lebron for leaving the first time, but when was the last time you saw something like this? Granted that the man is a billionaire or something, but still.

  • sws94

    Entitlement may be the biggest factor.

  • donsmacau

    Appears JLIN learned much about just getting along in the NBA this season; these learnings he will take to his next team and in all likelihood have a “happy” season again.

    JLIN learned better how to deal with teammates and coaches and not let things get to him by placing his trust in God and to make lemonade from lemons.

    Please don’t be misled, there were plenty of issues which were unfavorable to JLIN in CHA; but through God, he didn’t let those get to him like he did previous seasons.

    The relative difference between players on CHA/LAL/HOU might be like life under King George III/Stalin/Mao but ultimately not a big enough difference to write home about apart from the religious aspect.

  • donsmacau

    Obviously some don’t believe enough in the absolute power of the Grace of God.“that doesn’t mean it will automatically transfer to the next team.”

    Another ASSUMPTION based on no evidence because JLIN never said that: “It was a combination of Lin’s spiritual growth and the situation/friendship with teammates in Charlotte.” Just God.

    JLIN evolves with Christ, to answer your question – JLIN probably does paragraphs for his next team, as his happiness with his new team aligns with faith in Christ.

  • DaBoss

    Yes.

  • donsmacau

    Hoiberg’s a decent coach and if they wish to replace Rose with JLIN – Bulls could be a viable option. Butler wants to win above all else; he is like JLIN, theyre are first in the Gym and last to go home and will do anything (and the little unselfish things) for their team – JLIN and Butler would have a chance to be outstanding together

  • DrewBear2

    What percentage of the people in control of ownership groups are white? I don’t know, but I’m guessing it’s still very high. Why would subconscious or subtle racism apply only to one non-white race and not another?

    I agree that racism is based on hatred. That’s why I don’t see quite that level of emotional intensity leveled against Asians in general or Jeremy in particular; at least not among owners or management. I concede it’s probably not uncommon among players, but that goes beyond race and involves things like religion and economic background.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s interesting to hear about Butler. I thought some folks here consider him a diva of sorts.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    How do you make the best of a bad situation? You try to accentuate and appreciate whatever is positive. So Lin made a point of praising his teammates. But as far as I can tell, Lin also liked all of his past teammates from previous teams with only a few exceptions. Go down the rosters: Lin liked Swaggy, Ellington, Boozer, Hill, Ed Davis, Wes etc. He loved all of those guys. The only exceptions were Kobe, maybe Harden, Melo, JR, & Monta. The real problems were the coaches: McHale and BS treated him really badly. Relatively speaking Cliff treated him better. And when the coach treats you better your teammate will also give you more respect.

    If you read the Reddit posting by Lin, Marvin Williams seems to be the only Hornet that he called a great teammate. He is especially lukewarm about Kemba. So I don’t believe Lin has any preference for returning to the Hornets based on teammates.

    As far as Lin using prayer to decide: I know that he does that because last year he spoke of using prayer to make his decision about Charlotte. To me that means he tries to understand which choice God wants him to make when it’s hard to decide based on available criteria.

  • DrewBear2

    Are you guys talking about entitlement as in “we deserve this because slavery took away so much from our people and Asians are undeserving newcomers who need to suffer first”? Sort of like how black people sometimes resent Asians and Hispanics for “stealing” THEIR jobs?

  • sws94

    I’m saying it was a combination of spiritual growth and situation/friendship with teammates. I’m not representing Lin, that’s what I think.

    And it’s just as big an assumption that it will be carried to the next team, and not due to where Lin is, just because.

    And I don’t believe Lin disliked where he was and thought his situation bad either. I think he enjoyed the season and his teammates, most of the media, and the whole environment there. Could things have been better? Things always can be better. Or a lot worse.

  • donsmacau

    It’s up to the subjectivity of each individual as to whether what JLIN has suffered compares to other “non-whites” The NBA is a black industry despite the dearth of current black ownership. A minority like Asians have no power compared with the Black and Whites in the NBA and comparing Asians to Blacks in the NBA is pointless.

    – Flagrant fouls – Tom Haberstroh’s take, JLIN 813 fouls without a flagrant
    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15198725
    – Woodson, McHale, BScott and Clifford treatment of JLIN
    – Undrafted
    – Unscholarshipped

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Hmm. Before reading your link I thought you were referring to his returning to Cleveland to try and win a title for the city. That of course is just him acting out his superhero fantasy: best player on the planet.

    If you made 1.5 Billion and you gave away 41 million as a charitable tax deduction, that’s not very impressive. Tithing would be closer to 150 million. Making that well publicized gesture also improved his brand so he could make even more money from endorsements.

    By comparison, guys like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have pledged to give away virtually all of their vast fortunes.

  • sws94

    Entitlement of the group that is established in some area or another. That’s a human thing. I feel all groups are capable of doing this.

  • donsmacau

    Everyone has opinions and makes assumptions, nothing wrong with that.
    In this case, JLIN just 24 hours ago said it was faith in Christ and made NO mention of a “combination of spiritual growth and situation”

  • sws94

    Depends on how you define black industry. But now we’re going off into places that perhaps it’s best not to.

  • sws94

    Fine, it’s my observations. Almost all of your posts are your observations and slants on things. It’s what we do. I never say I’m representing Lin or Lin thinks what I’m saying. I just give my observations.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Why would they accept whites and Hispanics but not this one Asian guy? If Lin wasn’t a Harvard grad and a religious Christian and Linsanity hadn’t been such a huge deal, I don’t think Lin would have had such a difficult path.

  • donsmacau

    Here’s an example of how badly Jimmy Butler wants to win. You rarely hear superstars take this position:

    Jimmy Butler calls out Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg for being too nice”
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/12/jimmy-butler-calls-out-bulls-coach-fred-hoiberg-for-being-too-nice

    “Jimmy Butler said after the game that he believes Hoiberg’s laid-back attitude is hurting the team…“I believe in the guys in this locker room, yeah. But I also believe in … we probably have to be coached a lot harder at times. I’m sorry. I know Fred’s a laid-back guy, and I respect him for that. But when guys aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do, you’ve got to get on guys. Myself included. You’ve gotta do what you’re supposed to do when you’re out there playing basketball.”

    That is the kind of talk that makes me respect a player.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Les Alexander, owner of the Rox, is white and he wanted Lin to be the face of his franchise after Linsanity. But since then, Lin’s reputation has been severely damaged by other NBA actors.

  • Rick James

    I can not believed mods banned the poster on the whims of 7Jeremiah17 who to me seems like a much bigger troll and definitely not a sincere poster here. He joined this site only a few months ago, and now he has clout and respect?? lol !! His post here is all drivel

    “Any Lin Fan should be a fan of Steph Curry”. I am one of the biggest lin fans around and I despise Steph Curry..all he knows is how to shoot and if someone gets in his head (which is not that hard) then he completely dissapears.

    then the drivel about harden melo, and my personal favorite “HOW CAN I IN ALL CONSCIENCE BE A FAN OF SOMEONE WHO INTENTIONALLY STEPS ON THE DREAMS OF OUR MAN LIN?”

    that line itself is total BS! You can spin it both ways, how can you support steph curry with his god like 3 point shooting? It represents a new era in the NBA where only naturally gifted shooters get a real shot to shine and others are thrown away. This is the REAL threat to Lin more than anything else isn’t it?? Lin isn’t a gifted 3pt shooter and likely never will be, so curry is intentionally stepping on Lin’s dreams isn’t he?

    His final delusional paragraph of how the current nba model of lebron and Co. representing the 1% is a huge joke. The fact is, even on the warriors there is the 1% model with curry, draymond and klay getting paid $$$$$$$ where everyone else earning peanuts. The bigger joke is that the entire NBA IS THE ONE PERCENT!!

    Get ur dumb post outta here.

  • donsmacau

    Don’t make assumptions about my posts.
    As often as possible I support my hypothesis about what I believe with respect to JLIN with evidence, verbatim quotes and videos. While detractors take the quotes I post and discount them as not representative of JLIN e.g. “all players say they want to start, it means nothing”

    Do you support your posts with evidence as I do?

  • sws94

    I’m not continuing this.

  • sws94

    Gates and Buffet didn’t do it at the age of 31. Whatever LeBron gives back is fine. And that may not be the only charity and cause he gives to.

  • psalm234

    Bobby Marks of the Yahoo Vertical on ESPN Charlotte:
    “I do think Jeremy Lin is the odd man out for Charlotte, I just don’t think they can bring everyone back” – Marks

    https://twitter.com/ESPNCharlotte/status/742807432833998849

  • sws94

    Different posters.

  • DaBoss

    I don’t know if you’re a person of color, but those who are usually have a certain level of understanding of racism in America. It would take too long to give you an answer to your question about subtle/unconscious racism. There’s a lot of history behind racism in America – and the kind of racism aimed particularly at Asians.

  • DrewBear2

    I signed up for his prayer mailing list some time ago. Just my personal impression, but I think he genuinely seeks to know God’s will regardless the quality of available data. He doesn’t only resort to prayer when he’s in a tough spot and needs help from God to help him decide.

  • Rick James

    I can not believed mods banned the poster on the whims of 7Jeremiah17 who to me seems like a much bigger troll and definitely not a sincere poster here. He joined this site only a few months ago, in May 2016, and now he has clout and respect?? lol!! His post here is all drivel

    “Any Lin Fan should be a fan of Steph Curry”. I am one of the biggest lin fans around and I despise Steph Curry..all he knows is how to shoot and if someone gets in his head (which is not that hard) then he completely dissapears.

    then the drivel about harden melo, and my personal favorite “HOW CAN I IN ALL CONSCIENCE BE A FAN OF SOMEONE WHO INTENTIONALLY STEPS ON THE DREAMS OF OUR MAN LIN?”

    that line itself is total BS! You can spin it both ways, how can you support steph curry with his god like 3 point shooting? It represents a new era in the NBA where only naturally gifted shooters get a real shot to shine and others are thrown away. This is the REAL threat to Lin more than anything else isn’t it?? Lin isn’t a gifted 3pt shooter and likely never will be, so curry is intentionally stepping on Lin’s dreams isn’t he?

    His final delusional paragraph of how the current nba model of lebron and Co. representing the 1% is a huge joke. The fact is, even on the warriors there is the 1% model with curry, draymond and klay getting paid $$$$$$$ where everyone else earning peanuts. The bigger joke is that the entire NBA IS THE ONE PERCENT!!

    Get ur dumb post outta here. For the truth about 7Jeremiah17, refer to bible passage Revelation 12: The woman and the big red snake.

  • Rick James

    FIXED!

  • DrewBear2

    True. So in Lin’s case other players would feel a sense of entitlement, but not management. And except for a handful of edge cases, it’s still rich white guys deciding who to hire.

  • psalm234

    “The Bulls reportedly want Andrew Wiggins from Minnesota in any deal involving Jimmy Butler.”
    Possible Coach Thibs & Jimmy Butler reunion?

    At any rate, both Bulls and Wolves are not ideal Lin destination as long as Rose and Rubio are there.
    Note: Coach Thibs has the Harvard tie with JLin.
    https://twitter.com/MySportsLegion/status/742775778178392068

  • DrewBear2

    I’m a first-generation immigrant of Chinese descent, similar to Jeremy’s parents. I grew up in the SF Bay Area, so definitely didn’t see the same level of discrimination others may have. But I understand enough about racism in America to be able to sense when it exists and to what degree. As always, just one opinion.

  • DrewBear2

    Interesting. It almost sounds like he’s calling out Rose. I’ll have to watch one of the Hornets v Bulls games again before my NBA access expires.

  • Rick James

    This is a Lin site, and imo should be restricted to mostly lin talk. Even if the content itself is about something else, it should more than just relate tangentially to Lin. The fact that 7Jeramiah17 wrote a post about curry and only touched on Lin just enough to bash Lebron James as his true agenda, really rubbed me the wrong way.

    Curry is a great shooter, and when hes on fire he is incredibly clutch, moreso than even LBJ. On the other hand, curry is NOT as talented as lebron james in terms of basketball skills. LBJ is a monster on both sides of the court, WHEN he is in the right mindset. I recalled last nights match when there were 3 guys rolling to the cavs rim, on a transition basket and only LBJ there for protection. Its an impossible to stop situation for most players, but LBJ STILL blocked shaun livingston and caused him to miss…a 3 on 1 fast paced sure fire basket!!

    The fact is, the cavs are not a good team like the GSW. Not even close to as good as they are. It was proven by how badly GSW lost at their home court when draymond green was suspended for a day. Without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, I can say with a straight face, that GSW is still good enough to be a top 5 seed in the west. Without LBJ, the cavs don’t even make it to the playoffs in the east. I think that Lin would be a great fit on the cavs if he were to go there. He could really push cavs over the edge and win them a championship ring. My eyes, Lin is one of the crucial missing pieces that the cavs are missing to form a true dynasty of a team, and if Lin is given an opportunity to go there, he should take it, if only to boost his own brand, get his ring and solidify himself as a starter in the league.

  • these comments help me not waste my time and provide undeserved clicks.

    thanks!

  • David Kim

    pslam! Whats you guess for lin’s next team??

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Jamie

    Says you? lol
    Melo might have run Lin out
    what does that have anything to do with LeBron or CP3? You are just imagining things Your imagination knows no limits LOL

    LeBron does pass a lot and he wants to win
    That’s what he wants and everyone knows it
    Thats his true nature if you wanna go on and imagine things go ahead but dont enforce your imagination on others
    Curry and LeBron act differently but both are great players and teammates
    maybe you dont see that because thats your limitation

  • Uh-Oh

    “This a Lin site, and imo should be restricted to mostly lin talk. Even if the content itself is about something else, it should more than just relate tangentially to Lin. The fact that 7Jeramiah17 wrote a post about curry and only touched on Lin just enough to bash Lebron James as his true agenda, really rubbed me the wrong way”

    And yet, you did the same thing above wrote two lengthy paragraphs about curry.

  • Uh-Oh

    “He joined this site only a few months ago, in May 2016, and now he has clout and respect?? lol!! His post here is all drivel” at least from what I see longer and earlier than you.and that’s silly to relate respect towards the number of posts and time.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree with what you wrote … I’ve been watching Coach Nick and I see a lot of things Cavs do wrong through his eyes that I would miss on my own. May we have great bball and may the better team win!

  • Jamie

    Couldn’t agree more and it’s getting better for Lin now. People gave him credit last season. Things are looking up. Also, Lin benefit from being Asian as well. Extended media coverage.

  • Jamie

    If he was black, sure he might have gotten more. But if he was white, same thing.

  • Jamie

    Not even a billionaire
    he wants to give back to the society because he grew up poor too

  • Jamie

    lol 1.5bil thats a lie
    his net worth is only 267mil
    hes trying to do good for the society you just hating like the lin haters hating on Lin

  • JoeTeam

    I love bball talk, esp when it comes to fair play that Lin and Steph embody, so for me I’m missing the bball talk here. Team moves, opinions on who what how much is way over my pay grade … just too many unknown variables. Yep, we should tie it to JLin if possible, but great bball talk is all tied into JLin esp when it comes to attitudes that are for the Lin game or opposite of it.

    I would not like to see Lin play with LeBron. LeBron is more team play than Melo, Harden, or Kobe, but he does say a lot of ‘me’ and ‘follow me’ so that to me is a red flag. Leave that to Delly lol. Hope Lin has a great team next year. He can make his own – CHA seemed to have a good team spirit in spite of the KW ISO game, so maybe Lin can create his own version of GSW if his new team highlights his play and relies on his team attitude.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    http://www.si.com/nba/2016/05/17/lebron-james-nike-deal-contract-one-billion

    “LeBron James’s Nike deal may be worth more than $1 billion”

  • Jamie

    Great post.
    Curry is a great shooter but he is not a complete player like LeBron is
    he changed the game now that all everyone does is make 3s
    That’s not very entertaining

  • Rick James

    1st paragraph about jeremiah manipulation of mods even though he is a new poster, 2nd mostly about lebron james, 3rd paragraph about how much better a team warriors has then cavs, 4th paragraph about LIN and how he would make an impact on cavs.

  • Jamie

    So? has he got the money yet?

  • sws94

    Curry makes them off of dribble moves, great handles moves. He also can drive well to the bucket and dish. HIs bread and butter is the quick-release 3 pointer and sometimes far beyond the arc, but he does a little more. He isn’t the 2-way player LeBron is. Nor is he the physical freak of nature LeBron is. It was never a doubt in my mind that LeBron is the best player in the game overall.

  • sws94

    He’s been here awhile. On and off. He’s not a new poster.

  • Rick James

    click on his profile: join date may 2016. Literally 1 month lol.

  • sws94

    His profile may be new. He’s had various iterations of posting here. And usually using the name Jeremiah.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    How many times have you been banned under how many different aliases? You think I don’t recognize you by your sour trollish posts? Jamie aka Jeremy aka James aka Jim aka Frank aka etc etc etc.

  • Jamie

    Yep.
    I still enjoy watching Curry more because LeBron is not a great shooter but I respect his game and his charity work. Don’t get the hate and how he’s stepping on Lin’s dreams when 2 literally have interaction

  • Jamie

    I think we can conclude that both Curry and LeBron are great players. They both have flaws too in their game.
    I always saw Lin as a good scorer. He makes a good score first PG who can also make plays but he developed his game and he became more pass first. I still enjoy watching him score more though