Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields Share Their Faith and Special Friendship

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For one weekend, Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields were reunited to share the importance of their faith and special moments in their friendship four years after Linsanity happened in 2012, not only to play in the NBA but also to find their true identity in Christ in their lives. Jeremy and Landry came to speak at the SeaCoast Grace Church on the 8/13-8/14 weekend to share about their faith and what it looks like in the NBA.

Friendship Moments Leading Up to the Nets Breakthrough Game

For many Jeremy Lin fans, it brought back sweet memories of how Linsanity happened in the unlikeliest moment when Jeremy was about to be cut by the Knicks before he had a breakthrough in the Nets again with 25 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds on Feb 4, 2012. Before the game, Jeremy was only expecting to have 6 points since his previous career high was only 12 points prior to the Nets game. It was supposed to be Jeremy’s last game but he experienced the overwhelming sense of calm unlike his frequent battle of game-anxiety moments. Landy also shared his perspective as a teammate how tangible the sense of “divine thing” was happening in that game that made him stand back and wonder what on earth was unfolding.

The best friends shared funny anecdotes how Jeremy spent the night at Landry Fields’ couch before the Nets game. They shared a laughter reminiscing about their “close-but-not-that-close-friends” moment when Landry felt bad about only offering a small couch for Jeremy to sleep and felt obligated to offer sharing his California king-size bad. Jeremy politely declined and both breathed a sigh of relief.

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True Friendship and Brothers in Christ

One can’t help appreciating the special relationship that both Jeremy and Landry shared as friends and brothers in Christ. Landy shared his recollection about a Bible verse Romans 8:28 (“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.”) that Jeremy had quoted in one of his post-game interview [mark 21:00]. He can understand how all the afflictions, suffering that Jeremy had to go through culminated in the breakthrough moment of the Nets game.

“All of moments that were a setback for Jeremy was actually a setup for the moment that God was going to work through him, not just for Jeremy’s unbelievably sake but for His glory. And it was so great to be a part of that”

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It was very special to hear Landry explained how he believed God worked through Jeremy in the special moment in the string of Linsanity games after all the bad things Jeremy had to endure. Not because they share the same faith in Christ but more so on the beautiful friendship without any bitter jealousy that we learned some Knicks teammates had expressed toward Jeremy’s success (see “Amare Stoudemire Claims some Knicks were jealous of Lin’s success“) . In the world of “me-first” and “dog-eats-dog world” mentality of NBA players, it was rare to find true friendship that enables one to rejoice unselfishly for another person. It’s one of the true measure of how their faith genuinely impact their characters in such positive ways.

Both of them can banter and joke around about how Landry took Lin’s spots twice by being awarded a Stanford scholarship and drafted by the Knicks without any hints of jealousy. It is the moments like this that feel so special when friends can celebrate each other’s success freely.

Jeremy also shared that Landry was one of the few NBA players who he can talk about Christian faith and was the big reason to give him courage to start a Bible Study group with teammates at the end of the season. He continued this Bible Study tradition when he played for Lakers and the Hornets

At the end of the interview, both played a fun game of Pop-A-Shot in which Jeremy won a close game 12-11.

Landry has battled many injuries and is working hard to come back to play in the NBA. Hopefully, someday Landry can be healthy and play well enough to be reunited in one NBA team, perhaps in the Brooklyn Nets. Their basketball careers were intertwined from their college years to the Linsanity Knicks time and it would be a special sight to behold to be watching these special friends and brothers in Christ to play together again in one team.

 

Tim Pham Summary of the Jeremy and Landry 8/15/16 Interview

Just came back from hearing Jlin speak at church with Landry Fields. Not sure how many of those people were church members or only came to see Lin, but it was very packed! Here are some interesting tidbits that I found interesting. It’s also kind of weird how we get more inside stuff from Lin during these church speaking engagements than anywhere else.

– Landry Fields first heard of Jeremy Lin when he was in HS at Los Alamitos
-Lin says he felt tremendous pressure and anxiety trying to represent for Asians during his GS years.
-He says he spoke to Mike D’antoni since after Linsanity and Dantoni confimed that they were going to “release” Lin but since they had back-to-back-to back games, they had no time and figured they’ll just throw Lin in to give him a shot and that they were going to waive him after.
-Lin’s agent called him before the Nets game and told him he needs to perform bc this could be his last game in the nba
-Lin, who always felt anxious and anxiety before games, felt a supernatural at-ease feeling before nets game and no anxiety whatsover.
-When Lin scored 6 points vs the nets in that break-out game against the nets, he was so happy he socred 6 points, way higher than what he usually scores.
-Landry fields says that as a spectator and witnessing Linsanity, he has never witnessed a team that played more purely. He says it was a representation of the most selflessness he has ever experienced. Fields also says that during the linsanty stretch, he took all the guys aside and look them in the eyes and that he felt the guys would literally die for Lin.
-Lin says the anxiety and anxiouness came back before the Chicago Bulls game sometime after the 2 weeks of linsanity. He says beyond the lakers 38 point game, the toronto buzzer beater or the nets break-out game, this was the moment that was most memorable. The feeling of extreme anxiety, stress and feeling empty, always having to outdo the next performance.
-Lin received so many free stuff during Linsanity stretch, loads of boxes were sent to lin’s apt. Landry fields would come by and try to take some the free stuff.
-Lin was able to lead a bible study at the end of the Knicks season and guys that normally would have made fun of “chrisitanity” actually came out.
-His most difficult time in post-linsanity came against spurs when he was a laker. During that game, Lin was benched and did not even sniff court time. He felt like his career was regressing back to where it all first started pre-linsanity. From bench to the highest peak to falling back down. Says that through that experience, he came out stronger than ever. Learned a lot about himself.

I think i might be missing stuff, but I loved the true friendship between fields and lin. You can tell that without fields with lin during ny days, it wouldn’t have been as great. Also, you can tell the linsanity guys truly valued lin during the stretch, until melo came back.

Having been a lin fan for so long, it really makes me appreciate how strong he is. To overcome obstacles and continually stick to his principles and values. I can’t wait to see what ‘s next in Lin’s story!

  1. Jeremy Lin Only Part

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2. Complete Lin and Landry Interview

Credit to Kimberly Chiu

Note: If the audio is not very clear, please turn up the volume

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Thanks psalm for doing this new thread. It was so wonderful to hear how their friendship was developed because of their faith. I’m so touched by their testimony.

  • Arsenium12 .

    I sent an email to Seacoast Grace Church to see when they were going to upload a complete video of one of the interviews with Jeremy and Landry. They said they weren’t going to do it.

    It’s a general policy they have for their “Summer of Somebodies” series, which includes the interviews with Jeremy and Landry.

  • Derek Kong

    Scola getting owned by Gasol!! Argentina vs. Spain… He worries me..

  • takeme2cruz

    L. Fields got scholarship to Stanford while tried to sell himself but still got rejected.

    Lin’s last hope to be drafted by the Knicks because he had great workout there, Knicks picked L. Fields.

    The rest was history and until today they remain true best friends by actions.

  • psalm234

    I thoroughly enjoy watching and laughing at their stories 🙂
    They certainly share genuine friendship and faith that make them free to cheer for one another’s success.
    It’s different than the short-lasted bromance between Lin and Chander Parsons.

    Landry’s trying to make it back to the NBA after that string of injuries.
    Hoping and praying he can someday play with Jeremy again.
    That would be a special moment

    Landry also posted his honest testimony at John Piper’s website that Jeremy applauded in Sep 2015
    Injury Interrupted My Idolatry
    http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/injury-interrupted-my-idolatry

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/647835099527032832

  • Alaingrvis

    scale cant start with that defense not with bogdanovich starting

  • K. P. Chan

    Psalm: There doesn’t seem to be any more news on Landry coming back, after that report that he was going to play in the summer League. I don’t believe he actually did. Am I right?

  • Click Click

    He doesn’t play defense. Any decent PF or C would destroy Scola offensively, especially a really good center like Gasol.

    Scola is an offensive weapon off the bench that can help with scoring when the team needs a burst of offense.

    That’s why I’ve said since he agreed to sign with the Nets that Booker is the starter and Scola will be the backup at the 4.

  • Click Click

    Now that fans released their personal videos online already, I think they should also release the high quality videos.

    They probably have that policy because testimonies are usually very personal and they don’t want future “somebodies” to be discouraged to share their testimony openly if they know it’s being filmed and will be put online. I think it’s good to release the videos to help spread the good news to non-believers, but it’s this church’s decision.

  • Derek Kong

    I don’t think Lin was invited to his wedding though so don’t know how close they really are.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they are good friend. At that time, Lin went to Asia trip… ?

  • Click Click

    I’m also hoping for and praying for Landry to return to the NBA, but it’s going to be a very tough road. His injury history scares a lot of teams and the fact that he’s still not recovered is very troublesome. Not to mention that the 3 years he played for the Raptors were not particularly good years of basketball performance.

    I think Landry is content with whatever happens. He seems to be genuinely happy and not worried whether or not he can play in the NBA again. Good to see him in high spirit and being positive in trying times.

  • psalm234

    I think he was supposed to play in the summer league of GSW team but perhaps he didn’t join?
    https://twitter.com/BlakeMurphyODC/status/752370230349836288
    https://twitter.com/MWhicker03LANG/status/750841623534137344

    no news yet for any NBA team tryout

    He retweeted one game on Aug 4 but it could just be a workout
    https://twitter.com/milessimon/status/761297136277262337

  • JLin fan from Australia

    So far we only got to watch 1 out of 3 interviews. Anyhow I’m glad to watch the one that is published. It’s an awesome one! I rewatched the 2 versions numerous times:-)

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t know much of details in their private life but base on recent event they remain great friend.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    They are good friends from Knicks days. No doubt about it. JLin was in Asia when Larry married. Of course, he wasn’t able to attend.

  • KHuang

    Luis Scola absolutely plays defense.

    It’s just that Pau Gasol has been the one guy in the entire NBA that Luis Scola cannot guard or score against. They’ve been playing against each other for too long so they know each other’s tendencies, and Gasol is like 6 inches taller than Scola.

    When the Nets play the Spurs next season, Lin will have to drop down defensively to help Scola guard Gasol, But that shouldn’t be a problem since the Spurs guards don’t shoot well enough from outside to punish Lin for playing roaming help defense.

    Decent PFs or Cs have NOT been destroying Scola offensively over the years. That’s why he’s such a winner.

  • KHuang

    The Knicks picking Fields “over” Lin in the draft, that was a rare intelligent move by the Knicks.

    Fields was a star college player. He’d have done more in the NBA if he hadn’t been yanked out of the SF position to make room for Carmelo Anthony being a total bust.

  • Click Click

    He didn’t play defense against Nene either and got destroyed by Nene. I’ve watched every single Argentina game carefully. Scola is just not a good defender.

  • takeme2cruz

    Speaking of Gasol, i still thought Ducan is a Spur and Gasol is still a Bull.

  • blueCypher
  • FrankW

    I think they knew each from college days when Lin used the Stanford bb court during home visits. Also Landry got in the last spot on the Stanford team, else Lin might have been selected.

  • Jamie

    The NBA released a video of top50 assists of the 2015-2016 season
    None of Lin’s made the cut
    that’s just absurd

  • Jamie

    Lin is a better player still though

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    So they keep these interviews’s video for only them to watch?…Why wouldn’t they want to release these videos to the public and post them on their website or youtube channel for extra views etc?

    That’s weird.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I doubt many would want to be too personal if they are being privately filmed anyway.

    So they keep these videos for themselves to watch?

  • TVN

    He’s maybe a 15-20 mpg player until one of McCullough or Bennett can emerge to back up Booker. He’s a high character, good locker-room guy and won’t *itch if he loses minutes like he did in Toronto.

  • Click Click

    Yup, I agree. I’ve said this a few times before, but Scola should not and cannot play for more than 15-18 minutes per game. If he’s playing more than that, there’s a major problem with Booker, CMC, and Bennett made no progress.

    I like Scola a lot, but definitely not as a starter. Booker has way more energy, speed, much better defense, and ability to run with Lin and keep pace with him on both ends of the court. Other than the young guns on the Nets, I don’t see anybody else other than Booker being able to run with Lin and match his energy / intensity, especially not Scola.

  • takeme2cruz

    I could tell just 2 of Lin’s assists should be in the top 10.

    1) Long no look pass to Zeller for easy dunk vs Cavs.

    2) No look pass to Williams fooled cameraman game 5 vs Heat

  • Click Click

    Tonight is the final game in Olympic basketball qualifiers / group play. The last game is between Bog’s Croatia vs. a tough Lithuania team that’s done very well in the Olympics so far. Croatia has to win to advance to the quarterfinals. It starts in 20 minutes from this post (9:30 EST / 6:30 PST).

    Official stream:

    http://stream.nbcolympics.com/mens-basketball-prelims-game-30

    Shady streams:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nbastreams/comments/4xwm34/game_threadmens_olympic_basketball_lithuania_v/

    Box Score:

    http://www.fiba.com/ls/#8092&BKM400B15

  • Rick Johnson

    I think Lin was in China at time of his wedding. I’m sure he was invited.

  • KHuang

    Well, in college Landry Fields was a top prospect who should have been a lottery pick.

    Ed Weiland specifically named Fields as a big time high profile sleeper pick, though Lin was Weiland’s pick as the most underrated of all the sleepers.

  • KHuang

    Probably correct.

  • KHuang

    Nene is a good scorer, he can score on a lot of people.

    Besides, being on a Lin team means that Scola will get all the help defense he needs!

  • Epie

    Thanks for the links. 30 min from Official then to the shady stream 😛

  • Click Click

    Crazy game so far. Croatia and Bog started out really bad. Lithuania couldn’t miss in the 1st Q. Croatia lit on fire in 2nd Q, especially at the 3. Saric is finally having a good game. Halftime now…

    https://i.sli.mg/ym23KZ.png

  • Click Click

    Bog scored 22 pts to lead Croatia to the quarterfinals.

    Croatia plays Serbia next. Argentina plays USA. RIP Argentina.

    Croatia actually came out to play tonight like a team. They got major contribution from Saric, Simon, Bilan, Babic, and a bit from Hezonja. Bog wasn’t left alone to carry the team by himself this time. They couldn’t have won this game with only Bog scoring. They need to keep playing like this the rest of the tournament if they want to medal.

    Bog leads every player with 24.8 PPG and total scoring with 124 points throughout group stage. Absolutely incredible. Never expected Bog to play out of his mind like this in the Olympics.

  • AlexBB

    Not Lin related. Asian dude Joseph School beat the greatest olympian Michael Pelps..this will change perception that Asian cant be best in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7fpcPGOOUI

  • Jamie

    The Japanese get gold in swimming all the time
    China always finishes top 3 too

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    LOL

    That dude better be careful. Harden will get his crew to assault and harass him after the game.

  • psalm234

    The Nets are happy seeing the Olympic numbers:
    Bojan is ranked #1 with 24.1 points/gm
    Scola is ranked #3 with 8rebs/gm

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/765573136704278528
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/765609178064834565

  • psalm234

    Harden reveals his secret to the fan
    “a flop means nobody touched you, he hit me”

    I remember Harden told Lin to feel the hit right before it arrives.

  • Click Click

    HAHA I gotta give Harden credit though. He’s a master flopper. He’s almost as good at flopping and acting as European soccer players. Almost a third of his points come from free throws, so he has to make sure he gets fouls called for him as often as possible.

    I guess if there’s one thing Lin benefited from playing with Harden, it was that Lin learned how to get fouls called for him. Now if only Lin can get those flagrant calls…

  • Click Click

    They’re both playing great at the Olympics. I just hope they play with the same intensity and focus back in the U.S. with the Nets.

  • CJSHYY

    I am happy to see this… good for Lin.

  • Sophie Paris

    Wish we’d see Lin at the Olympics.

  • Sophie Paris

    Without a doubt

  • Click Click

    Me too, but it’s better that he rests and train during the summer, rather than beat up his body at the Olympics.

    Also, I doubt team USA would ever select Lin to play in the Olympics. He’s not black and he doesn’t have the connections to make the team.

    Meanwhile, players like Harrison Barnes, overrated ballhogs, shoot-first PGs, and no defense superstars make the team. If more high profile black PGs like John Wall and Kemba Walker aren’t considered, there’s no way the underrated, dismissed, and “bench player” Lin would be considered for the Olympic roster.

    Olympic attention and medals are nice, but what really defines a professional basketball player, is success in the NBA. Lin is focused on taking his career to the next level by leading the Nets to a winning season and hopefully a playoff appearance.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Brett Yormark is the Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. He oversees the management / control of Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Islanders business operations.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/brettyormark/status/765663479340695552

  • blueCypher

    I want to see the video 🙂

  • psalm234

    Kenny truly feels wanted after being courted early by Sean Marks.
    Thinks Brooklyn can be something special.

    @BrooklynNets
    “This could be really something special.” -Coach Atkinson 🏀 #Nets
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/765665873898119168

  • psalm234

    If Lin gets the numbers by being a starter, I think refs would have to give him more calls out of respect.

    If Lin can get calls on Harden then contain down defensively, that’ll be super-entertaining to watch 🙂

  • KHuang

    The Lin Nets, I think they’re gonna be a 21st century lesser version of the Cousy Russell Celtics:

    seemingly outmatched on individual talent, but they win via unselfish teamwork.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy’s birthday is a week away (Aug. 23). This photo is from a birthday celebration 3 years ago in Shanghai.
    __________

  • takeme2cruz

    Exactly why people say better team will win not better players will. The Nets and the Lakers in 2013-2014 season are example.

  • psalm234

    What a display of sportmanship at the Olympics!

    A 5,000 metre runner stopped mid-race to help a fallen athlete in a true demonstration of sportsmanship at the Rio Olympics.

    New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin fell during the 5,000m heats and accidentally tripped up Abbey D’Agostino of the United States.

    https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/765559592705150978
    https://twitter.com/thenanaaba/status/765662374242181122

  • takeme2cruz

    No I disagree, it’s the American and Christian value NOT Olympic.

  • grover chang

    I hope so. But in this star driven league. Would the NBA allow the Nets to succeed.

  • Acbc

    Americans and Christians don’t have an exclusive on being fair minded and noble people.

    It’s exactly this type of comment that makes everyone else cringe with distain at the very people you hold in high regard.

  • takeme2cruz

    Tune in women volleyball now, it’s great game China vs Brazil.

  • occupatio

    LOL, the best line is when that guy says ‘we boyscouts!’, as in, be honest like we are all boyscouts.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Another joke of the day. Americans on the whole especially the politicians of whatever persuasions are not rarely humanistic in their behaviour/action anymore. This type of showings and perceptions are rare nowadays. If only the believers/theist of whatever persuasion are more inclusive and not be too focus of the religious dogmas, this world will be a better place for all sentient beings.. Haha cheers.

  • Click Click

    Hey now, most Christians don’t have this type of attitude. He does not speak for all Christians or Americans, only himself. Don’t lump us in as the same type of person he is.

    Of course all people are capable of kindness and sportsmanship. However, it’s sad that this is a rare trait in people these days. The majority of people in this world, especially competitive athletes, are very selfish and only care about themselves.

  • Click Click
  • Arsenium12 .

    Yi Jianlian currently plays for Guangdong Southern Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He has also played for the Bucks, Nets, Wizards, and Mavericks. He’s now 28. [via Wikipedia]
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/765735049295605765

  • Click Click

    Yi would be dumb to leave his superstar status in China for a terrible team in LA, where he’ll be a footnote in the NBA once again.

  • zxcvb

    Lin unleashed + healthy Lopez + hardworking role players = playoff team

    People can laugh all they want, but Atkinson knows firsthand that you don’t need big names to win big — his 2014-2015 Hawks won 60 games (!!!). Absolutely no one saw them winning more than 40-45, tops.

    The season can’t get here soon enough.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wrong, I am not even a Christian.

  • KHuang

    Without Lin’s hater coaches to use ref hate as an excuse to yank Lin off the court, not even the worst ref hate can prevent the Nets from winning.

    Lin just has to avoid foul trouble by not reaching for the ball unnecessarily and by using deception to pick ideal times to drive to the rim.

  • takeme2cruz

    They do as they are the first founding Christian nation. You’re right about there are all kinds of Christian and American, the fake hypocrite one. Some might need to look at him/herself. Let start with you first.

  • takeme2cruz

    Media fed so much negative into your head, I don’t blame you for what you’re saying.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! They want China market. smh! I really doubt he will… but who knows maybe w tons of money$$$

  • takeme2cruz

    Why did the NBA ending career Stephan Marbury go to play in China and got himself a status? That superstar status in China is in like D-league, no one cares.

  • Click Click

    I know you’re not. I never said you were a Christian. Most Christians I know don’t have such hatred and resentment that you exude. That’s why I said don’t lump Christians and Americans with people like you.

  • Click Click

    Most people in the U.S. don’t care. Chinese people living in China cares. Obviously Marbury cares too because he now lives there and has a Chiense permanent residence permit / green card. You’re again trying to speak for other people, billions of people, like you always do.

  • Whitman Lam

    Honestly, I would rather have Yi than Luis Scola at this point in their careers.

  • takeme2cruz

    You don’t get the main point as usual. Talents want to compete at the highest level and NBA is the world stage. His fans wanted him to have another opportunity to be his greatest just like what Lin has gone through.

    Marbury took what he could while he still can. He does not want to be jobless.

  • takeme2cruz

    Being a none Christian is always better than a hypocrite one. Exposing hypocrite is not hatred.

  • DX

    Yi has signed with Lakers (1.14M Chinese dollars). He made 16M in China League.

  • Click Click

    Says one of the biggest hypocrites around here.

  • psalm234

    Happy Birthday, Mama Lin! 🎉 🎂 😄
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/765723415806218240

  • takeme2cruz

    That shows how right I am to the people thinking he should remain in China playing w D league n for famous. Look at what yao Minh has made for his career as Chinese bb legend?

  • takeme2cruz

    Look at yourself click. You have so much hate on me when I only had opinion for another NBA player. Hope you had a mirror.

  • takeme2cruz

    Great mom, great and true Christian.

  • Yura

    She’s so cute lol

  • Click Click

    So now you speak for all of Yi’s fans too? How do you know what Yi’s fans want? LOL

    Oh, and Lin was not born, raised, grew up in, taught how to play in China like Yi was. Lin did not have to move to the U.S. to play in the NBA like Yi did. Lin didn’t get drafted (6th overall) like Yi did. Lin is not a 7 footer like Yi. Lin did not fail and give up in the NBA like Yi. Lin didn’t go back to China and play there for 4 years like Yi.

    Trying to say “just like what Lin has gone through” is simply false and ridiculous. The only similarity between Yi and Lin is that they’re both Asians.

  • Click Click

    His wife and kid are living in LA. That’s the reason why he came back.

    ROFL How right you are. Such a joke.

  • takeme2cruz

    Again, you’re missing the point. I was preferring to what they went through and experience to make it in the NBA. They both got signed but rarely had playing minutes. Not their background history.

    I don’t speak for anyone like one pretending to know him best that he should give up the world stage and hide himself playing in China.

  • psalm234

    What she and Papa Lin did to raise the Lin boys right are truly inspiring millions of people. 🤗

    I admire their sacrifice and love to support their kids to pursue their passion & education even when their well-meaning friends said basketball has no future for Asian-Americans 🙌 🎉

  • sport

    Depends on how far Lin takes his team as the starting PG. If Lin becomes MVP and gets into the finals they will consider him.

  • psalm234

    Linfinity said she looks so slim 😄 👍

  • sport

    Michael Pelps is Joseph Schooling’s idol they took a photo 8 years ago when he was just a kid! Michael Pelps record breaking of 23 gold medals definitely influenced a lot of youngsters from around the world. Nice to see Schooling winning SIngapore’s 1st Gold medal in Olympic history.

  • takeme2cruz

    They are the silence majority of Christians in America.

  • Click Click

    You have no point. Lin and Yi did not go through similar things, similar hardships, similar experiences. Not even close.

    Rarely played minutes? Oh man, another good joke. You claim to be a Lin fan too. Lin played plenty and so did Yi. Lin started an entire season for the Rockets, started in half the minutes he played in the NBA, and played near or over 2,000 minutes in each season since Linsanity. 9,874 minutes is rarely playing?

    Yi on the other hand, played plenty too. He was a starter for both the Bucks and Nets until he got injured on both teams. On the Nets, he eventually lost his starter position due to poor performance. He was given more chances to prove himself in Washington and Dallas, but failed in those destinations as well. However, he still played 6,038 total NBA minutes. Once again, not “rarely had playing minutes.”

  • blueCypher

    Yi has not signed yet. Still in discussions.

  • takeme2cruz

    Should I break it down to you about Lin career when he stated as a pro? Yi was about the same before he got no offer n eventually went back to China. Sorry I never thought you would be this slow.

  • Click Click

    You got proven wrong again and again, you resort to insults instead of facts.

    You’re on a roll man. Keep going. I’m truly excited to read more ridiculous nonsense and totally false comments from you.

  • psalm234

    Their words might be few but I’m glad their actions can be loudly felt & seen through Jeremy.

    I still remember how Lin chose the high road to forgive the ESPN writer for yhe racist remark & not to rub it in on Kobe after the win over Lakers in 2012; forgive Melo, Harden, etc.

    Huge positive influence from his parents over the years

  • wandertheglobe

    According to American media, it’s in discussions, Chinese media have already announced the signed deal. His old team, Guangdong Tigers have already announced his release on Chinese Twitter, Weibo.

  • wandertheglobe

    Yi has the athletic talent, but he doesn’t have the grit and dirty work like Scola. That’s why Scola can always find employment in the NBA

  • takeme2cruz

    Haha, no more commenting except characterizing? Good night I can feel your frustration. Hope you don’t lose any sleep.

  • takeme2cruz

    Amen to you Psalm.

  • Click Click

    Huh? No more commenting? What are you even talking about? Right, just more nonsense with no point.

    I have no frustration. You on the other hand, sound extremely frustrated, since you’re furiously typing nonsense, just to try and get a reply in. Lose sleep over someone like you? HAHA another great joke from you. At least you’re making me laugh tonight. Thanks for that, I suppose.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yi is in his prime. If the Lakers truly value him, we’ll be in big surprise. I have seen his game in Olympic and felt his frustration.

  • takeme2cruz

    Good night kid. Btw, Yi and his family know what’s best for his bb career. YOU DON’T.

  • psalm234

    I believe it’s also the true spirit of Olympics despite the shortcoming of corruption, crime and bullying.

    It’s wonderful to see it.

    Sadly, the modern US is trying to shed away any trace of Godly values from its origin but surprisingly many countries still see it as a Christian nation

  • Click Click

    So cute. A self-proclaimed non-Christian saying amen and labeling who true Christians are and aren’t. Great job sucking up to psalm. 😉

  • takeme2cruz

    Let this non Christian forgive you and your hatred. I can’t pray but wish well to your sad Christian soul.

  • freemind

    His real age now should be at least 32 or older. Didn’t they discover that he falsify his age by 3-5 years?

  • Click Click

    Thought you were going to sleep. Gotta get another silly reply in, eh?

    I have no hatred for anyone, not even people like you. I only pity your resentment and hatred for others. It’s not healthy to hold so much negativity inside of you. You should let go of all of that anger and hate. It’s not healthy.

    Oh, and to teach you a little something about Christianity, since you’re so uneducated and ignorant, I don’t need forgiveness from you. I ask forgiveness from Jesus and God, not mankind.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s fine, but please do ask your God for forgiveness. You need it just by reading your comments.

  • Click Click

    More nonsense, repeating the same thing I just said.

    Sorry if I’m keeping you up so late. Don’t lose sleep over me.

  • takeme2cruz

    This comment of yours was exactly when I say a hypocrite Christian:

    I have no hatred for anyone, not even people like you. I only pity your resentment and hatred for others. It’s not healthy to hold so much negativity inside of you. You should let go of all of that anger and hate. It’s not healthy.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes i only agree with you that you need God forgiveness.

  • Click Click

    Another nonsense comment. You’re really disappointing me now.

  • Click Click

    Everybody needs God’s mercy and forgiveness. You wouldn’t know that though. You only know how to point fingers and talk nonsense, pretending like you know what you’re talking about when you don’t have a clue.

  • takeme2cruz

    Haha another desperate reply.

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s sad that the one needed most don’t even know it. Go pray son.

  • Click Click

    Go to sleep man. The quality of your troll attempts, flame baiting, and false comments have gone so far downhill. You’re not even interesting to expose now.

  • Click Click

    This is the one true comment you’ve made in a long time. I do hope you eventually pray to God for forgiveness. Save your wicked soul, my brother.

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s early here in West coast. How can you afford to stay up 2am weekday? Welfare or parents life insurance?

  • psalm234

    Ok, let’s drop it guys.

    We can certainly agree to disagree on opinions. But let’s not get personal with insults and attacks.

    It’s not healthy and we all need some good sleep

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Also interesting…

    The Lakers have reportedly been interested in Jianlian for quite some time. Per Altius Culture, Wang Yiqiong of the People‘s Daily claimed that Los Angeles reached out to the forward prior to the 2015-16 season, but he turned down their offer to stay in China.

    http://breakingnewsone.com/yi-jianlian-latest-news-rumors-speculation-on-free-agent-pf/

  • joy

    Good luck to him. After seeing Lin being mistreated by the Lakers, I hope they really treasure him, not just use him for Asian market only.

  • Click Click

    He’s being used, but he’s also using Lakers. It’s a mutual thing, where both sides benefit.

    This is a “prove it” year for Yi: A second chance to show that he’s finally NBA-ready and can play in the NBA this time around. If Yi plays well, he will get paid a ton more than whatever he’s making in China or LA next year, when the salary cap in the NBA goes up again.

    Also, Byron Scott is no longer there and I don’t think Lakers will purposely try to tank anymore. I don’t think he’ll be mistreated by the Lakers.

  • Click Click

    At the Hive podcast talked about Hornets point guards and they brought Lin up about 5 times throughout the podcast.

    http://www.atthehive.com/2016/8/16/12495470/hive-talk-live-kemba-walker-all-star-nba

    The most significant portion starts at 28:13 when the co-host said that Lin was a real asset for Kemba last year, where Lin took some minutes (from Kemba) and let Kemba get some rest. He thinks that the scoring load that Lin took on will be shifted back to Kemba because Sessions isn’t the same type of player Lin is (duh).

  • casial bb fan

    Another great joke of the day. What media. I always take media opinions by whosoever ‘reporter’ with a pinch of salt. Haha cheers

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s yet to be seen. Luis Scola has done for Argentina that Yi didn’t. Remember this!

  • CJSHYY

    What about his contract w China team? End already? Lakers really wants China connection so bad…. w/o Lin they go after Yi Jianlian.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe said Lakers is going to be fine. Kobe said he isn’t coming back. Putting 1 and 1 together what will you get?

  • CJSHYY

    More money he will….$$$

  • norah mackenzie

    hopefully kobe will buzz off into the sunset and let the lakers actually play without him

  • KHuang

    Yi signed with the WRONG TEAM.

    He should’ve joined Lin in Brooklyn.

    The Nets could have used another athletic 7 footer.

  • KHuang

    But I just cannot imagine the Lakers’ horrible backcourt of the 3 Lin race replacements (Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson, DeAngelo Russell) ever passing to Yi or even pretending to play defense when Yi’s out high with them on pick and rolls.

  • KHuang

    Trust me, Luis Scola is absolutely necessary for this young Nets team.

    His veteran savvy, low post scoring ability, defensive intelligence, and underrated ability to run the floor will all be key to the Nets.

  • KHuang

    In the case of Stephon Marbury, he was such a toxic nasty personality that he got banished to China in the prime of his career.

    With Marbury, his problems have never been about his skill level.

    Now that Marbury is in China and CANNOT SPEAK MANDARIN, his typical off court toxicity is blunted by translators.

  • KHuang

    I have said since BEFORE last season that Kobe Bryant never intended to “retire”.

    I figured that he’d do one year of strutting during a retirement tour, soaking up the accolades and MARKETING HIMSELF to starstruck teams like the Knicks who’d offer Bryant much more than a max contract to return.

    Then this season or even next, Bryant would “triumphantly return” to the NBA once his body feels semi decent – and with a contender so that Bryant can “win” a 7th title.

  • KHuang

    There’s no way Bryant returns to the Lakers.

    When Bryant returns, it will be with a starstruck high profile team like Dallas, NY, Golden State, San Antonio, or Cleveland.

  • takeme2cruz

    Great finding click. Wonder why kemba said the opposite in his busy summer confession? He said batum was the one effected his game and everyone else?

    Good for at the hive, unlike the selfish franchise pg.

  • takeme2cruz

    He can’t since he got no offer from the Nets. Lakers have a different coach and they moving to a different direction with no kobe. I wish Yi the best.

  • blueCypher

    Bscott is not with the lakers anymore. This is already a big plus. Yi is getting a trial as a potential 2nd unit guy

  • norah mackenzie

    oh please no – i couldnt see the last season when lin was there in laker land

  • norah mackenzie

    i guess so but the guy is just so annoying –

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    Besides, the Nets have a stacked frontcourt where Yi wouldn’t even be good enough to get on the court.

    Yi would be 3rd string at either the PF or C positions for Brooklyn – and I am not even sure if Yi could beat out the hungry Nets youngsters like Bennett or MacCullogh.

  • KHuang

    Yi will probably outplay ALL of the Lakers big men, maybe even $64 million Mozgov.

  • psalm234

    wow, it’s not 1.1M but $8M/yr for Yi?
    Not bad at all

    @hoopshype
    Lakers signing Yi Jianlian to a one-year, $8 million contract. http://bit.ly/2aV8WVR
    https://twitter.com/hoopshype/status/765939549608546304

  • Win

    Yi need people to translate and explain the team defense to him. He often look lost durintg his time with the Nets. The the language barrier was the main reason he has failed in NBA. I hope he can join the Nets with JLin so he can learn from him.

  • Win

    I really doubt Yi will do good with Lakers, he is surround by a bunch of immature teammate + the language issue. It is going to be a long season for him.

  • CJSHYY

    So he really will be a Lakers next season….

  • psalm234

    yes, it turned out Yi declined Lakers low offer last year in Aug 2015
    Good for him
    http://www.complex.com/sports/2015/08/yi-jianlian-turned-down-lakers

  • psalm234

    I think he might be open to get some PT in a bad Lakers team to get back in the NBA.
    If he posts some numbers, it’ll be easier to join other NBA teams.

    This is essentially like JLin’s 1 yr tryout with the Hornets to bet on himself.
    And $8M/yr is not bad at all since this could be his last chance in the NBA

  • CJSHYY

    For China market, Lakers will try hard to please him.

  • Win

    He will get PT. He did when he was with the Nets which I have watched almost every single game just like JLin. Problem is he seem lost all the time and no communication on team defense. He needs some one who can explain the NBA style on both offense and defense in Chinese to him. Otherwise he will be done in one year……

  • CJSHYY

    His agent is really do his work well. Look what he did for CP- Max.

  • psalm234

    so language was Yi’s main barrier?

    I heard one announcer said during the Olympics praised his talent but said his work ethic needs to match it. I wonder how true was that assessment.

    A lot of analysis in a reddit thread touched on the issues last year
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/2gjqmv/what_happened_to_yi_jianlian/

  • CJSHYY

    I read from Baidu said he’s more quiet person & of course unlike Lin, his English is not good so….As for his work ethic… don’t know anything about it.

  • psalm234

    I do agree the language/culture barrier could be very hard to overcome.
    If he couldn’t grasp what coaches want him to do, he can seem tentative on-court. Hope he can make it work this time

  • takeme2cruz

    That shows how the team wanted to invest in you. 8 mil is not bad.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s #1 guy in China & don’t know how Lakers will treat him this time? Well, he will start I think so he will have lots of playing time…. but not sure can he be top 3 in O for this team or not?

  • Click Click

    Wonder why Marbury didn’t open his big mouth this time on Twitter and criticize Yi and the Lakers for making this obvious marketing signing.

    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/jeremy-lin-brooklyn-nets-stephon-marbury-puppet-asian-market-070116

    Guess he’s scared to bash Yi because he knows how big of a superstar Yi is in China and he’ll be hated there if he said the same things to Yi that he said about Lin.

  • grover chang

    Respect Hornets fans for not being blinded by their own fandom to see reality.

  • CJSHYY

    Marbury still needs his job in China of course he will not criticize Yi. Plus he probably thought if he bad mouth on Lin in NY, he can get more attention….

  • Click Click

    Well, these 2 guys are more fair-minded and logical than a lot of other Hornets fans. Hornets subreddit is a lot less logical and many of the posters there refuse to admit that losing Lin was a big deal. A lot of them actually thinks that Sessions will easily replace Lin.

  • psalm234

    Lakers plan to play Yi as a backup C
    wow, so Lakers want Yi to be Yao? 🤔

    @Mike_Bresnahan
    Lakers hope to play newest acquisition Yi Jianlian at backup center. He’s 28 years old, listed at 6-11. Last played in NBA in 2011-12.
    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/765950667114418180

  • Click Click

    I know.

    It’s just funny to see him afraid to speak out when this time, his comments would be more true if he said it about Yi.

    Lakers signed Yi mainly for marketing reasons. Nets signed Lin for marketing reasons too, but mainly to lead the team to win games. Yi is a 1 year rental, while Lin got a 3 year deal with player option and other benefits. Yi Marbury stays silent.

  • takeme2cruz

    He can be both center and PF.

  • Click Click

    He matched up against other NBA centers in the Olympics. I personally don’t think it’s a good idea for Yi to be a backup C in the NBA for an entire season, but I guess Lakers don’t have better options in that position. I think they are loaded on the PF position.

  • CJSHYY

    I think when Nets signed Lin it’s not for marketing purpose more for his game plan that helped Hornets won the playoff. To be honest, Lin’s Asia market is not as big as everyone thought…

  • psalm234

    Some said playing at F was too fast for Yi in the past

    But Yi will struggle as a C because he simply doesn’t have the bulk to defend most NBA Centers
    I also don’t think it’s a good idea to try to convert Yi to Yao.

  • Click Click

    Well, we don’t know what the exact plans and discussions were between Yormark, Marks, and Prokhorov before free agency started, in regards to the Lin signing.

    I do agree with you that I personally believe Marks and Atkinson went after Lin so hard for mostly basketball reasons. However, Yormark is making a big push in China and Brooklyn to market Lin as much as possible.

  • psalm234

    yes, combo might work if they only play him as a C in a small lineup

  • Click Click

    Yup, Yi doesn’t have the strength, mass, height, and overall size to overpower and out-muscle most good centers in the NBA.

    However, he might be able to hang with other backup Cs in the league. That’s why he’s the backup, I suppose. He’ll be like JHam on the Nets. A backup C who is a bit undersized, but can shoot and stretch the floor, and can also play at the PF position.

  • CJSHYY

    They want China market for sure but that’s not the reason they went after him in July 1st.

    I do hope they can get more deals from China bc I want Lin go back to Linsanity period popularity again in China.

  • takeme2cruz

    IMO, Tarik Black would be better fit as backup center behind Mozgov and Yi should play behind or along side with Julius Randle.

  • CJSHYY

    Only backup?

  • Click Click

    Personally, I couldn’t care less how popular Lin is in China. I just want him to play at his potential and lead the Nets to as many wins as possible. I just want most players, coaches, and NBA fans to finally recognize and admit that Lin is a legit top 15 starting point guard.

    Linsanity-level popularity most likely won’t happen ever again. I don’t think Lin wants that kind of attention anyway. He’s been there, done that.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so w/o NYK media power he probably will not get that again. But I still want him to be the guy to go…. no matter in USA or Asia. Haha!

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    Just a reminder, Spain vs. France is about to start.

    I didn’t realize Australia vs. Lithuania started 3 hours ago and already ended. Australia owned Lithuania. If Croatia can beat Serbia later tonight, they’re gonna have an even more difficult time getting past Australia.

  • Click Click
  • Chrome

    Never think Bateman is dirty like this.

  • Click Click

    Bateman? That’s Batum…

    Speaking of which, Batum is being underutilized again. Hasn’t even taken a shot yet.

    De Colo is looking really good for France. Mirotic is owning France early.

  • Win

    I think so but it is only my opinion. He has the potential to become a athletic stretch fours. But I felt like his NBA time has been surrounded by “me first” players and his English and culture made it much harder for him to fit in. So he didn’t even grow / learn one bit during his time in NBA…..

  • takeme2cruz

    People need to stop thinking team signed an Asian player means for marketing. That’s an insult to his service and BB talents. Yi is in his prime and can become great at the world level. Congratulate him for his hard work to improve his skills and it pays off, Lakers recognized it.

  • takeme2cruz

    Pete probably was the only one, believed there’s chance Lin would resign with the Hornets. He kept 2 for himself.

  • psalm234

    Knowing how NBA is a business, I think it can be a combination of both.
    And there is nothing wrong with it.

    Yi has improved his skills and is good enough to play in the NBA.
    Even the NBC announcer acknowledged he has NBA skills and talent during the Olympics so it’s definitely not just a marketing move.
    But Lakers brass also realizes his presence would help to excite the huge Asian-American market in LA.

    Let’s hope Yi can capitalize on the 1yr deal to have long-term contract in the NBA.
    It can be a Win-Win scenario for Yi and the Lakers.

  • Win

    Agreed. But he really need a full time translator and the coach gotta make sure players willing to at least try to communication with him. When he was with the Wizards, he has been the one got left out the entire season long…..

  • takeme2cruz

    Hope the Hornets and Kemba Walker are watching Batum leading France to compete with Spain.

  • takeme2cruz

    Oh yes, getting more fans to tune in the games is a big plus but why Russian, French or other nationality don’t react like that when one of their citizen joined the NBA? Why us Asian has to have stereotypes on ourselves?

    Lakers signed Yi because they believe he can help the 2nd unit and possible a starter some day. Having more Chinese audience is like buying a new car that comes with free maintenance but you truly love that car and it can help you commuting.

  • psalm234

    One thing that stands out from the stories of Yi Jian (#6 draft pick of 2007) and Anthony Bennet (#1 draft pick of 2013) trying to come back in the NBA in 2016 is JLin’s ability to as an undrafted player to not only survive but thrive in the NBA

    It truly shows how amazing JLin’s survival instinct, talent, work ethic and some divine intervention helped him to stay in the NBA for 6 years in 6 different teams. All these Top 10 draft pick had issues to adapt in the NBA but the undrafted Lin survived & thrived 🎉

    It simply gives me a new appreciation of how difficult it was for Jeremy to make it in the NBA.

  • takeme2cruz

    I think his English now is much better than years ago. Heard that his family lives in CA.

  • psalm234

    The marketing factor is definitely secondary to the basketball skills.

    We know how ruthless the NBA can be. If players don’t produce, they will be out of the NBA very soon.

  • takeme2cruz

    I agree. Yi was out once, he will come back strong this time.

  • Win

    Good to hear that. Hopefully he can prove to people that he belongs to NBA as well.

  • takeme2cruz

    His career has been on the highest up and down roller coaster. He has proven to all the scouters, coaches, owner wrong since his college freshman year.

  • Chrome

    Yes, I typed Batum, but somehow my mobile changed my typing lol.

  • spiderman

    lol will just need to repaint uniform

  • wandertheglobe

    Yes, I was wondering why he would sign with the Lakers for less than what he’s making now in China. He just signed with Guangdong for 5-yr $16M contract last year. $8M is more than I expected, but considering his marketing potential in China, it’s a nice signing for the Lakers.

  • wandertheglobe

    I think Byron Scott didn’t exactly excite A-Lian.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I always thought that Kobe might try to play 1 more year to match Jordan’s 7 NBA rings, but at the end of the day, everyone clearly saw Kobe was washed up by shooting well below 40%FG in 2 consecutive year.

    Also, Kobe simply don’t know how to be a role player…He could had easily played a supportive role during his last 2 years by shooting less, but Kobe’s ego was way too big to take a back seat.

    So I’m not sure whether he could go to a team like Cavs or GS and come off the bench for 15 minutes.

  • psalm234

    Barkley is spot on about the current US Olympics team.
    Aside from DeAndre Jordan, everyone is ball-dominant players

    @ESPNNBA
    Charles Barkley believes Team USA’s problems stem from the roster and its lack of role players.
    https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/766017111701458945

  • psalm234

    Lin#4 Quarterly Subscription Boxes started arriving

    https://twitter.com/chrystland/status/766001289062785024

  • Click Click

    LOL a signed high school yearbook photo. I would hide those instead of distributing them. :p

    Ironic how Calvin and Hobbes is my cousin’s favorite comic as a kid. He loved that series. I never got into it myself.

  • Click Click

    By the way, Yi’s contract is only $1.1M vet’s minimum guaranteed money. The rest are incentives:

    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/766013376946319360

  • Click Click

    Scola is off to a good start against USA, with 6 points in 1st Q. Argentina came out ready to play, but USA caught back up with a huge scoring run to regain the lead late in the 1st Q. KD lit on fire already.

  • CJSHYY

    So this contract was not as good as I thought……

  • KHuang

    Why the excitement?

    Because Russian and French and other nationalities are not turned away from the NBA for BEING ASIAN.

  • KHuang

    Disagree on both Yi and especially the hardnosed Justin Hamilton.

    Yi is 7’1″. That’s more than tall enough to play center in today’s NBA of 65″ centers like Draymond Green.

    Also, the center position is greatly weakened in today’s NBA. Guards today simply want to hog all the shots for themselves.

    There’s nothing soft or mediocre about Justin Hamilton. He’s a big time pro and we’ll all see him excel soon enough.

  • KHuang

    I think Linsanity level popularity is LINEVITABLE and this time won’t go away just because some race hating front office fools decide to eject Lin off their team.

  • KHuang

    $1.1 million is exactly the right money for Yi.

  • Click Click

    Yi is listed as 6’11”. JHam is listed as 7’0″.

    I never said Yi or JHam was soft. Not sure where you got that from.

  • takeme2cruz

    Whoever reported $8 mil was misleading.

  • takeme2cruz

    It makes more sense now, $8 mil will take the Lakers over the cap.

  • Lin Dunn

    Q3 now. KD can point, score and pass.

  • Click Click

    Unless there’s a massive collapse by USA and Argentina lights on fire, USA won this game.

  • psalm234

    JLin is also watching USA-Argentina

    @JLin7 Snapchat 👻 update:Getting a little rio in my life~ 🏀
    #USA v #ARG #Rio2016 #Basketball
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/766042659878084608

  • Lin Dunn

    Love DD’s dunks. Also glad Harrison B drained a 3.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly. So did Yi really take this deal? Why? Try out NBA for last time?

  • Click Click

    Man, that was crazy to see Argentina fans cheering and chanting when Argentina was losing by 20+. They knew it was the end of a great era and sent off Manu, Scola, and the rest of the team with non-stop soccer chanting.

    Argentina didn’t give up all game like France did. They kept fighting and trying to score, but they were simply outmatched by USA. The funny thing is, if KD didn’t go off today and score 27, the game would’ve been much closer.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin wants to see how Scola plays…

  • psalm234

    A wonderful read about Manu Ginobili’s basketball familia
    Good to know Manu,Tyson Chandler & Scola drove minivans 🙂
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/766055843599044608

  • psalm234

    It was a great era of the Argentinian team who upset the US in the 2004 Olympics.
    Chad Lowe wrote a wonderful story about Manu & the tightly-knit Argentinian team who laughed and cried together

  • Click Click

    I know, that article was way too long, but Manu is Lowe’s favorite players, so he went all-out writing that tribute to Manu.

    Manu was very emotional and couldn’t even finish the post-game interview. Hopefully NBC releases that video soon.

  • psalm234

    a great anecdote about Manu’s tenacity in practice LOL

    Ginobili carried no sense of entitlement; he outworked everyone in practice, especially during scrimmages, when he played as if it were Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Toward the end of an early September 2007 pickup game involving Spurs and visiting free agents, Ginobili dove through three players to retrieve a loose ball and flung it to a teammate. That player scored, and Popovich, watching, stopped the scrimmage even though it wasn’t over.

    He gathered everyone and asked them: “What does that play mean to you?” Popovich told them Ginobili wanted to win more than anyone on the floor, and that if the Spurs wished to repeat after their 2007 title, they would all need to play that hard. Popovich walked away, and everyone thought the speech was over. Suddenly, he turned: “And Manu: It’s f***** September. Never do that again in September.”

    “I was honestly scared and afraid for how he would hold up over time,” Popovich said. “I get chills thinking about it now.”

    Duncan laughed at the memory. “Things like that happened with Manu,” he said. “It was like, ‘Manu, dude, calm down. We are just trying to make it out of practice in one piece.'”

  • psalm234

    Manu and JLin have a lot in common in their journeys.
    From being told to stand on the corner but continuing to rebel to play their aggressive games. Pops finally adjusted to Manu, but McHale never adjusted to Lin.

    Ginobili plainly did not fit San Antonio. He played with a high-wire flair that ran against the Spurs’ slow-paced, low-post, defense-first system.

    He shot 3s early in the shot clock, something Popovich didn’t tolerate back then, even if players were open. He bounced passes through the legs of defenders, threaded 50-foot bombs in transition, and gambled for steals on defense. Popovich hated it. “I was so stubborn,” he said. “I had to rein him in. ‘Oh, you can’t turn it over. You can’t shoot those shots.’ All that purist bulls—.” He confided one night to Budenholzer: “I don’t think I can coach him,” Budenholzer remembered.

    Every shot flowed from Duncan’s post game. In practice, the coaches stuck Ginobili in the weakside corner and told him: “You shoot from here, when Timmy passes it to you.”

    “I was so frustrated that first year, waiting in the corner,” Ginobili said. “I wanted the ball, to make decisions. I was 25, and I wanted to take the world by storm. I thought I knew everything.”

    Despite some early bumps, Gregg Popovich knew early on what type of player he had in Manu Ginobili.
    He staged little rebellions every night. The veterans cackled at them. Whenever Ginobili would do something crazy, Willis, Kerr and Danny Ferry, the graybeard benchwarmers, would scream in unison: “He’s a bad man!” During one pregame film session, Popovich showed a clip of Ginobili heaving a high-risk, fast-break pass out of bounds and told him never to try it again, players recall.

    The very next game, he got the ball in a similar situation, wound up for a pass, pulled the ball back and paused to grin at Popovich. The bench went nuts.

  • psalm234

    it’s certainly a very, very long article
    It should be 5 parts

  • Click Click

    Hmm, just found out that there’s a group of Nets fans called Brooklyn Brigade…

    http://www.brooklynbrigade.com/

    They sit in section 114, which is in the corner behind the visitor’s bench at Barclays. Not sure if they’e still an active group though.

  • Click Click

    They just posted the Manu post-game interview:

    http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/manu-ginobili-ive-been-so-lucky

  • Click Click

    Croatia vs. Serbia is about to start. Most likely going to be the only close game in the quarterfinals. Bogdanovic vs. Bogdanovic. Our Bog is way better though. :p

    http://stream.nbcolympics.com/mens-basketball-quarterfinals-game-4

    http://www.fiba.com/ls/#8092&BKM400302

  • psalm234

    Jeremy Lin and Eugene Cho, the founder of OneDay’s Wages global antipoverty movement, will collaborate in the future.
    Great to see him continue making a difference in the social justice matters.

    Exciting news! While I can’t share the specifics yet, Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) and @onedayswages will be partnering together.
    About a year ago, Jeremy reached out after he read my book, Overrated. We talked about, faith, gospel, justice, tenacity, influence, breaking ankles with our crossovers. Eventually, one thing led to another and then dreaming about collaboration for the greater Kingdom.

    I appreciate his heart, his humility, and his commitment to use his platform for Christ. And of course, I’m thrilled for his new chapter as the starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. He’s gonna have a great season. #jeremylin #linsanity #onedayswages #nba #brooklynnets

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/766075478956400640

  • Click Click

    Bojan off to a good start, finally. Good first quarter.

    https://i.sli.mg/dxTK0Z.png

    Buzzer beater 3:

    https://i.sli.mg/hCr41r.png

    https://i.sli.mg/7DCiXO.png

  • KHuang

    Manu’s not even close to being the wildest player from the Argentina national team.

    The wildest guy was Walter Herrmann, the guy I call the “white Dr J” with his outrageous high flying ball palming game that dominated in the NBA.

  • KHuang

    This is the NBA where often the right play is the spectacular one.

  • Martin Chong

    Are you sure KHuang? Can Yi contribute half as Lin did last season for Hornets?LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    Looks like the Nets are setting up offices in China as shown in these job postings.

    https://www.glassdoor.co.in/Jobs/Brooklyn-Nets-Jobs-E653887_P3.htm

  • psalm234

    yes, Mozgov is the overpaid Center so he needs to start

  • KHuang

    oh damn, I LOST!!!

    you win

  • psalm234

    Joe Harris might be the next Kyle Korver who has a similar body type and skillset. He’ll back up Bogdanovic at the 2 or play next to him. JLin can definitely use more 3pt shooters to draw defenders out so he can have more room to drive inside.

    Note: The Nets had Korver, of course, taking him at No. 51 in the 2003 NBA Draft, then selling him to Philly (and Billy King) for $125,000, part of which was used to purchase a really neat copying machine. You’d hope they’ll have better luck with Harris.

    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/766272305257390080

  • takeme2cruz

    When as the team PG, Lin has raised talent level of many players in the past. Nets will have several breakout performance this season from their new signed players.

  • Sinners_Gospel

    Off Topic:
    Indian PV SIndhu reached the final of the Badminton Championship in Rio. She beat Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinal. She had beaten Wang Yihan (WR 2) in the quarters. I’m so happy that she has a chance to win the gold. She is playing against Carolina Marin of Spain tomorrow.

  • KHuang

    Joe Harris is gonna be just fine.

    The Korver comparison is pretty good. If anything, Harris might be a tougher and more creative player than Korver.

    The one thing that Harris cannot do is successfully initiate plays off the dribble.

    I think Joe Harris will be a fine two way teammate for Lin.

  • Click Click
  • Sophie Paris

    Crazy.. poor girl

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a listing of NBA preseason games in “international” locations or with “international” teams :

    Oct 2 — in Houston — Shanghai vs Houston

    Oct 3 — in Madrid — OKC vs Real Madrid
    Oct 5 — in Barcelona B– OKC vs FC Barcelona Lassa

    Oct 9 — in Shanghai — New Orleans vs Houston
    Oct 12 — in Beijing — New Orleans vs Houston

    Oct 10 — in Sacramento — Maccabi Haifa vs Sacramento
    Oct 14 — in Toronto — San Lorenzo de Almagro (Buenos Aires) vs Toronto

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow, yes, looks like their setting up a whole office in Beijing.

  • spiderman

    It looks like Ryan Lochte may have fabricated story of getting robbed according to latest news..

  • Click Click

    No, that’s just the story Brazilian authorities wants you to believe.

    They purposely cut 3+ minutes out of the surveillance footage where the security guard / cop pointed the gun at the swimmers and robbed them. Nothing is done to arrest the security guard / cop who robbed them. Instead, they blame the victims and make them out to be liars.

    I also find it funny how when a Chinese person gets robbed, Brazil and the world couldn’t care less. But when 4 USA swimmers get robbed, they do a full investigation and damage control / blame fest, getting feds involved.

    http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/olympic-hurdler-was-robbed-in-the-most-disgusting-way-on-his-first-night-in-rio/

  • Click Click

    RHJ spending time with Brooklyn kids and basketball players:

    http://www.nba.com/nets/2016/08/17/rondae-hoops-at-grand-army-plaza

    Whitehead and LeVert putting on an event in Coney Island to bring the community closer:

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/15/12489928/as-coney-island-celebrates-isaiah-whitehead-gives-back

    Coach Kenny doing a promo video on the synergy of basketball and Brooklyn / Long Island:

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/766307511750238208

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Anyone here is going to 28 Oct Nets Opening season game? I know 7 (KP, Bob, G, FC, Rich, Chee and me) are going. Anyone else that I don’t know of??? We will plan to meet each other before game. If you are interested in joining this, please let me know. I can include you when I know for sure about the details.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s a long fly but sure be fun.

    Have sign saying you’re from Australia.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    If anyone would like to join JLin’s fan meetings, please let me know. Don’t know when I can go to watch JLin games again after this trip. So, it’s good idea to meet as many JLin’s fans as I can while I’m there:-)

    28 Oct to meet fans in the arena area before game.
    10 Nov to meet fans in LA
    12 Nov to meet fans in Phoenix

    16 Nov to meet fans in SF

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Yes it will take more than a day before arriving in NY:-)

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s so nice of you.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin in another coffee shop …

    One thing that’s struck me about this summer is the relatively small number of photos of Lin with other basketball players at pick-up games. In past years he seemed to make an effort to go to Stanford or elsewhere to play 5-on-5.
    __________

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/766431689493000193

  • sport

    They are serious about building around Lin for 3 years so might as well reap the benefits.

  • lleepar

    I think @HVivn is correct. It’s a Starbucks, and the banner out the window says “Montclair”. It’s not Montclair, CA because there’s no Starbucks there with that view out the window.

    But the Starbucks in Montclair, New Jersey has a building across the street (according to Google Earth street view) with precisely that “X” pattern shields decorating it.

    So if that picture is recent, Jeremy is back East.
    https://twitter.com/HVivn/status/766462955797946368

  • Click Click

    Lin fans are part-time detectives and private investigators. :p

  • casual bb fan

    IMO the Lakers FO signed Yi for the main purpose of repairing the damaged public image of the org. due to the ill treatment of Lin by Kobe and BS. Haha Cheers.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Hilarious! Love our passion and smarts and diligence.

  • ProLin

    wow, you are just going for JLin?

  • TTNN

    well, he did trained with Hawes and Collins in Seattle when he went to TI6 though. Also he trained with Stanford player too.

  • Yura

    Wow you are True JLin fan! You are sooooooooo lucky!!! I’m incredibly jealous I’m dying.

  • Click Click

    USA up by 6 at the half against Spain.

    Refs have been totally out of control, calling 5 technical fouls on the dumbest little things. Spain’s Mirotic has 4 fouls, KD and Cousins both have 3 fouls in 1 half.

    Klay is carrying US with 17 points. Melo has been terrible, going 1 for 6 shooting, 1 for 4 free throws. Ricky Rubio got benched because he was so bad. Ever since he got benched, Spain started coming back.

  • CJSHYY
  • JLin fan from Australia

    Yes. Bonus is I’m able to meet fans along the way + sightseeings……. This is my own gift to self after going thru so much in the past 3 years:-) Always find a reason for traveling:-)

  • takeme2cruz

    Australia scored 14 points total first half?

  • Lin Dunn

    I only watch first half. USA needs more ball movement. Australia and Serbia are playing now. Looks like USA will meet Serbia in finals.

  • K. P. Chan

    Thanks for the update, Psalm.

  • Jamie

    Japan should be disqualified too they stepped on the line

  • Briiick

    “Stein further reported on Wednesday that the Lakers’ offer to Yi would pay him around $8 million this season.”
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/lakers-improved-yi-jianlian/story?id=41514816

  • KHuang

    I think the biggest storyline of the year will be “how are the Nets winning so much ‘despite’ Jeremy Lin?”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A writer called Michael Saenz from Fansided is telling us that Jeremy Lin is not a game changer.
    http://sircharlesincharge.com/2016/08/15/nba-power-rankings/3/
    Granted Lin is not always given the minutes and the ball to change games. Lin is not the starter. Lin wore many hats in the team and has filled many roles that coach Clifford asked him to do. Boy, did he change games. Without him, the Hornets would go down 4 to zero in the playoff. Without him, Hornets would have lost many more games; at least 10 more.

    Lin has games to back him up, Michael, you must have your head in sand not to see this.
    29 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds +9 against Spurs
    35 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds +11 against Raptors
    25 points, 5 assists, 7 rebound +8 against Celtics
    24 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds +3 against Cavaliers
    26 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds +23 against Knicks
    20 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds +5 against Kings.
    Mind you that Jeremy Lin wasn’t the number 1 option for the Hornets.

  • norah mackenzie

    the wave of negative reporting abt jeremy lin means that they are worried otherwise why so much press coverage. i dont know abt stats myself but with my own eyes i saw matches that it was won with him being there – kw or nb were not available – kings/spurs/chavs/ i mean really?

  • psalm234

    @linfinity88
    Ava’s mom shares a post about Jeremy and Ava’s friendship to express her thanks to @JLin7. https://www.facebook.com/teamavabright/posts/1798843186997212
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/766818450429743104

  • psalm234

    What a touching story on how Jeremy wrote a card to Ava last year to befriend and encourage her through her illness.

    It must be difficult for Ava’s mom when her child has serious illness but she chose to be grateful for each day in the past 8 years with her. 😢 🙏

    Hug your kids dearly, parents

    ..Perhaps, we have come this far, for such a time as this.

    One year ago, Jeremy Lin sent Ava a card. He had heard of her story through a friend of ours and his response was to sit down and write out an encouragement to her. In November, after she had relapsed, he invited her to a game where they met face to face for the first time. Since then, they have kept in touch. I will always remember her hunched over her little pink laptop, typing away with two fingers, intent on writing to Jeremy but struggling with her limited spelling from missing so much school. I can imagine Jeremy, typing away on his own device after a busy day, tired but intent on responding to Ava’s questions and many emoticons. Because, honestly, the girl types two sentences and then fills the rest up with different smiley faces. 🙂

    Last week, Jeremy stopped by for a visit. He and a few of his family/friends sat with us for a while. Ava and Gwen tried to stump him with (corny) jokes, and Jude just sat around in his Jordan jersey (he’s so passive aggressive). When I came back to the table after stepping away, I saw Mike laughing with these men who chose to lean into our lives when we were probably the most scraped up we had ever been. I can’t tell you why Jeremy decided to befriend Ava but I can guess it was in obedience to God. And perhaps it was all orchestrated for that moment when Ava and Mike would create a special memory together with one of their favorite basketball players during our most fragile season of life.
    Perhaps it was for such a time as this.

    We go back to Seattle on the 22nd to see how well Ava has responded to this treatment. Yesterday we traveled to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for a second opinion regarding transplant. The reason we are considering transferring hospitals is because if we are embarking on the end of life for Ava, we want to be close to home. We spent hours discussing Ava’s case in Wisconsin and the verdict came out the same. It is unlikely Ava is curable. But we can try; we can go down swinging if we choose.

    So it is here. It looks like we are heading into the final chapters of this story. Of course, our stories continue into eternity as we anticipate life forever with God. But, I won’t lie; right now, there is fear and sorrow. There is unmistakable turmoil. We desperately throw down every anchor we have and pray that God will hold us still during the storm.

    Yet there is also joy as we see Ava live with abandon and courage, delight and wonder. And there is all of you, entering the Throne Room with us, pouring out prayers for Ava, reaching into our lives with your kindness and love. These days have been filled with incredible moments thanks to all of you.

    The next few posts will express our gratitude to all who have jumped into the arena as we fought cancer the last two years. In anticipation of this, I asked permission to share about Jeremy and Ava’s friendship in order to thank him.
    The response was this: Yes, but please direct the focus to God.

    I could not have asked for a more suitable permission.

    Thank You, Father, for 8 years with Ava Bright. Thank You for almost one year of life after relapse. Thank You for every person who spoke into our lives. Thank You for every prayer uttered on Ava’s behalf. Thank You for every gift of love offered to bring Ava joy. Thank You for every day we woke up to her smiles and for every night we’ve fallen asleep to her breaths. Thank You for being near. Thank You that death does not win. Thank You that love will.
    And thank You for preparing our faiths for what is to come.
    ..
    For such a time as this.

    https://www.facebook.com/teamavabright/posts/1798843186997212

  • Lin Dunn

    Wave of negative reports re: Jlin?? Where???

  • norah mackenzie

    there are some articles slowly creeping up esp from christian post/fansided etc – it will happen

  • Acbc

    We are but mayflies and our time isn’t measured by length but by devotion.
    Time is an invention of man. Those that are faithful live outside of that finite time. They don’t exist in temporal time; they LIVE in infinity.

    Don’t ask God why I only can exist only so few years; ask instead to live forever in infinite time.

  • grover chang

    What a beautiful family. Praying for healing. Glad Lin could bring some joy into that poor little girls day.

    Everyday we should see where God has given us a chance to love another person.

  • grover chang

    I agree. Negative on Nets in general. But must reports I here is Lin is a significant loss for Hornets and nice pick up for Nets. In general analyst are not saying Lin is some star but at least now a solid NBA player.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO cancer is a form of abnormal mutation of cells. Hopefully Ava cells can revert back to normal mutation through her will/institution to live longer and hurray she is cured and can live a normal life. Haha cheers .

  • Click Click

    Jeremy Lin blog post: Off-season Training

    http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/off-season-training

    Yooo,
    It’s been a little bit since my last blog post, but for this entry I wanted to focus a little on my summer training, since that’s what has occupied the majority of my time since I signed with the Brooklyn Nets (s/o to all the Nets fans…past and present). The off-season is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. Since I was young, I’ve always loved challenges and I always give myself different goals during the off-season to work on. There’s a unique and exciting type of fulfillment or enjoyment that I get from just getting in the gym and working with no one else there but my brother and trainer. It’s the process of setting goals, working hard, going through the daily grind and hopefully seeing the results at the end of the process.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0141/8642/files/jeremy_at_brooklyn_training_large.jpg?4280816078142638340

    So this summer, my number 1 priority by far is my jump shot. Working on all types of jump shots: catch-and-shoot 3’s, off-the-dribble 3’s, mid-range jumpers, iso jumpers. I’ve always had a knack for attacking the rim, finishing or getting to the free throw line, but if I am able to really consistently hit shots from the outside, it would take my game to a whole new level. I’ve changed my form, brought my release lower and made the motion smoother in hopes of making it more consistent, creating a quicker release and using less energy so on nights when I’m tired I can still shoot it well. I’ve also been working on my floaters and change of pace game because as I get older, I will rely less and less on my athleticism.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0141/8642/files/jeremy_workout_large.jpg?852446136648971612

    My typical training schedule consists of lifting, shooting workouts, skills workouts and scrimmaging. I typically start slow with basic movements and slowly build from there: nail down the technique, work on it at a slow pace, work on it at a fast pace, add a defender and then try to implement it into real-game situations. I have a team of people (trainer, strength coach and shooting coach) who meet with me to break down/analyze all my performance and advanced stats from last year to compile a comprehensive program specifically for my game.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpiYcMwUkAIk-Pa.jpg

    And of course, we watch film on the offense the Brooklyn Nets will use and incorporate that into the workouts, as well as defensive drills to continue trying to improve on that side of the ball. I could go on and on about training, but don’t want to bore everyone so I’ll end the post here. Thanks for reading!!

  • Click Click

    Lin’s last paragraph is very important…

    And of course, we watch film on the offense the Brooklyn Nets will use and incorporate that into the workouts, as well as defensive drills to continue trying to improve on that side of the ball.

    This means that he knows what Kenny’s offense will most likely look like. Which also means Lin’s had conversations with Kenny about how to implement the offense and defense he’ll be running. Kenny must be feeding Lin a lot of information to help him prepare early to become the quarterback of Kenny’s offense.

  • Click Click

    Kenny Atkinson interview:

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=17352848

    At around the 27 minute mark, Kenny talks about how he won’t be rigid with his system and that other coaches make the mistake of wanting to push their system onto the team, instead of creating a system to fit the players on the team.

    Basically, Kenny is going to customize his system to fit the strengths of the Nets players, taking bits and pieces from offenses and defenses of teams around the league, and amalgamate it all into 1 system. Training camp is going to be so important and interesting because that’s where Kenny and his coaching staff will finally be able to see what system the team will implement.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an interesting interview with Kenny Atkinson from about a month ago. Even then he was connecting with the players and trying to build trust. The best way to build trust, he said, was to get them in the gym and work with them.

    I set the video to start playing when Atkinson is talking about building trust …
    __________
    https://youtu.be/mPlpo134VMo?t=140

  • KHuang

    Eventually it all degenerates into “Linball”:

    5 opponents focused exclusively on stopping Lin, Lin’s 4 teammates left unguarded.

  • Click Click

    Come on, we all know that this never happens. No team focuses their entire defense on just 1 player. Not even against LeBron, Steph, and other superstars, let alone Lin.

    The only time a defense collapses on Lin is when he drives to the basket and most of their players are around the rim. Even then, I’ve never seen the entire team collapse on Lin. The most I’ve ever seen was 4 players try to stop him (they failed) and that was only on 1 play. That was in the last Hornets vs. Celtics game last season, where Lin went nuts on them and outscored the Celtics 19-13 in the 2nd quarter… by himself.

    Teams also don’t trap Lin unless they have to, like during game 5 and 6 of the playoffs against the Heat. When they trap Lin, they put 2 people on him, not 5. Again, no team in their right mind would ever put 5 players onto 1 single player. It’s simply a ridiculous statement. There is no such thing as “Linball.”

  • Click Click

    Man, the new Lin t-shirt are expensive. Wonder if adidas know that BrookLin is already being trademarked and whether or not LinkedIn will do anything about it. Also, it’s funny that Brook-Lin t-shirts haven’t popped up yet. Only Brook-Linsanity…

    https://i.sli.mg/u6nHOH.png

    https://i.sli.mg/VbyyJH.png

  • Alaingrvis
  • Alaingrvis

    Lin would win that court case.

  • Alaingrvis

    all they need is a brook lopes and lin shirt with both their faces saying brook – Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has improved quite a lot in his dribbling and crossovers. After a whole season with the Lakers, Lin really has improved tremendously in his one one one games that he did not rely on his teammates as much. In NBA, you need that to survive.
    Lin’s long passes are great but his teammates blew their layups that could have increased his stats in assists.

  • Lin Dunn

    I agree, haven’t seen all 5 guys guarding one player yet. I don’t wish that on Lin either, imagine the injury risk.

  • Lin Dunn

    Do you know any vids highlights on Jlin’s crossovers?

  • Lin Dunn

    What court case? I know he filed for a patent, but that is not a court case???

  • Alaingrvis

    If someone filed copyright to the name brook-Lin

  • Lin Dunn

    Sorry, I mean copy right to Brook-Lin not a patent. I guess they got around it b/c it is spelled BrookLin not Brook-Lin. But Jlin has the copy right to Linsanity.

  • Click Click

    There’s a difference between Brook-Lin and BrookLin.

    Brook-Lin trademark was filed by psalm and transferred to Lin. BrookLin trademark was filed by LinkedIn and is now being used on adidas t-shirts. There could be issues between LinkedIn and adidas if LinkedIn makes a trademark claim against adidas for selling t-shirts with BrookLin on it.

  • takeme2cruz

    If his dribbling was so bad, other team would not need to send 2 or 3 defenders to trap him.

  • Lin Dunn

    How does Linkedlin expedite the copyright to BrookLin so fast, or is the copyright pending like Jlin’s Brook-Lin .

  • Click Click

    It’s not a copyright, it’s a trademark.

    Trademarks usually take a while after a person or company files for rights to it, for it to be approved. I’m not sure if either Brook-Lin or BrookLin has been approved by the USPTO yet.

    http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:yaaym4.2.1

  • Sophie Paris

    Mmh not of a fan of those designs

  • Click Click

    Lin celebrating his mom’s birthday with some dim sum!

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/767088010533810176

    3 more days until Lin’s own birthday lol

  • Click Click
  • Sophie Paris

    Happy b-day mom

  • sport

    Not bad but it has definitely improve last season where teams could trap him as much. In the past Lin would have to pick up his dribble he doesn’t do that anymore. Of course it still can’t compare to Steph Curry who has amazing dribbling skills. Better dribbling will help let get open easier and get past defenders.

  • KHuang

    The Lakers forced Lin to change the wobbly corkscrewed jump shooting form he learned from Doc Scheppler.

    During the latter half of the Lakers season, Lin went back to the NBA 80s shooting form that he learned from his father. See, Lin’s father watched Jordan and Bird and taught Jeremy accordingly.

    Last sesson, Lin really tried to nail down that shot form. It really kicked in late last season.

    When Lin is hitting from outside, he becomes the NBA’s toughest player to guard.

  • KHuang

    Completely disagree.

    On every single team Lin has played on since high school, opponents have gameplanned primarily for Lin.

    Whenever Lin gets the ball, the entire defense shifts to guard him. Usually Lin’s teammates are able to break free for cuts because the opposition never cares about them when Lin has the ball. Doesn’t matter if Lin’s teammates are max contract superstars like Kobe or Harden or Melo or Howard.

  • KHuang

    5 guys may not be on the ball, but Lin routinely gets 3 guys on him with 2 defenders waiting in the wings to pick off Lin’s bailout passes or to impede Lin when he cracks the high double and triple teams off the dribble.

    C’mon, you’ve seen plays practically EVERY GAME when Lin goes by 5 committed defenders for the score or assist!!!

  • psalm234

    @linfinity88
    That awesome alley oop dunk by JLin from BabyLin in the swimming pool!! #linstanation 💪💪🏀🏀😂😂
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/767131643328946176

  • KHuang

    The notion that “Lin can’t dribble” is an UTTER MYTH spewed by clueless racist sportswriters and dumb NBA scouts who don’t know the game.

    After 5 seasons of sustained scouting and dedicated 5 man traps designed specifically to impede Lin, opponents are less capable of stopping Lin’s dribble than ever before.

  • Lin Dunn

    Why are people talking about trading Brook Lopez. Then there is an article like this one.

    http://www.isportstimes.com/articles/13193/20160820/nba-rumors-jeremy-lin-losing-starting-job-to-ricky-rubio.htm

  • BobbyH

    I guess those are the Nets doubters. Wait until mid season and this kind of talks will disappear.

  • Lin Dunn

    Thanks. The article does not make sense, b/c many writers rank Towns higher than Brook Lopez as centers, and they rank Jlin higher than Rubio as PG.

  • guest
  • Lin Dunn

    Thanks

  • guest
  • guest

    Lin Dunn,

    To your earlier post of never seeing 5 guys on one player and prophetically not wishing that on anyone due to potential injuries. Also supports KHuang’s observation about Lin, “5 guys may not be on the ball, but Lin routinely gets 3 guys on him with 2 defenders waiting in the wings to pick off Lin’s bailout passes or to impede Lin when he cracks the high double and triple teams off the dribble.

    C’mon, you’ve seen plays practically EVERY GAME when Lin goes by 5 committed defenders for the score or assist!!!”

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5vWO9CB6Zw&w=560&h=315%5D

  • guest

    actually meant this quote from KHuang,
    “On every single team Lin has played on since high school, opponents have gameplanned primarily for Lin.

    Whenever Lin gets the ball, the entire defense shifts to guard him. Usually Lin’s teammates are able to break free for cuts because the opposition never cares about them when Lin has the ball. Doesn’t matter if Lin’s teammates are max contract superstars like Kobe or Harden or Melo or Howard.

    The focus of all 5 defenders on Lin whenever Lin gets the ball is why every single Lin team can be filled with scrubs but still win. And it happens not just in the NBA, but at college and high school too.”

  • guest

    haha, one of Lin’s best plays ever!

  • Lin Dunn

    I agree one of his best play unfortunately that was followed with nose bleed.

  • Click Click
  • Click Click
  • heart

    Thank you for refuting Mazzeo’s data. Appreciate you are always on top of things.

  • Rick James

    you work very hard defending all day, the whole year. I hope Jeremy is paying you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    Rick James

  • grover chang

    he seemed to dribble it higher and away in New York. The past few years he will lower his dribble considerably in traffic. I agree with you his dribbling seems closer and tighter when dribbling around the key then before. Helped keep his turnovers down. Lin is always working hard to improve, even if the changes seem minor.

  • norah mackenzie

    does anyone hear any rumours abt rubio coming in to replace jeremy lin?

  • Click Click

    lol

  • SeaKing33

    So was Joey the guy arguing with you admit he was wrong? Lol

  • Geoffrey
  • Click Click

    Nobody was really wrong. Mazzeo didn’t provide his source of information in his article or his first tweet, so I had to ask him on Twitter. He told me where to find it, so I did and posted it on that NetsDaily thread.

    It’s an obscure stat that nobody really looks at or uses to determine how good a shooter or point guard a player is, but Mazzeo used it because Lin specifically talked about working on his jump shots.

    Since Mazzeo’s Twitter picture is him behind Kyle Lowry for some reason, I decided to compare Lin’s and Lowry’s career jump shot numbers. Lowry’s jump shot is only 1% better than Lin’s, yet Lowry made the Team USA team, is a 2-time all-star, and is considered by most pundits and critics to be a much better point guard and scorer than Lin.

    Point is, jump shot stats mean very little and is not a good stat to use to determine how good of a shooter or scorer a player is. Mazzeo also didn’t put Lin’s jump shot stats into perspective and compare it with other point guards. He used it as if to say Lin is working on his jumpers because his stats were bad in that category.

  • sport

    Never said Lin can’t dribble but in the past he had the bad habit of picking up his dribble especially inside the lane or when trapped. This past season you can definitely tell he’s improved his handling, crossover, and dribbling skills when pressured or dribbling against two defenders where he no longer picks up the ball. Or in short his one on one skills which are much needed in the NBA to succeed.

  • norah mackenzie

    dont ask – i get nervous reading all sorts of trade news –

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are just too many Lin haters who is trying every possible way against Jeremy but this is just a joke.

  • Sophie Paris

    Wth? Haters really !!
    Lame hahaha

  • Lin Dunn

    There are multiple so called speculating that Nets should trade

  • Lin Dunn

    There is also this latest, about trading Brook for Bledsoe or Tyson. This does not make sense for the Nets. Brook is a top 10 center in the league, Suns may want him. Bledsoe may have better numbers but he is plague with injuries. If he goes to the Nets there is not guarantee that he will be healthy. Why would Nets want to trade Brook away for a PG who is plague with injuries, and leave the center position empty. Who will be protect rim and score?

    http://www.morningnewsusa.com/nba-trade-rumors-brook-lopez-eric-bledsoe-makes-sense-nets-suns-2398912.html

  • norah mackenzie

    dont ask me – there are so many stories i get nervous enough – lol

  • Acbc

    Good job putting numbers in his face.

  • KHuang

    Those rumors are just made up garbage.

  • KHuang

    Just let the meaningless trade rumors fly.

    Real rumors are reported by Hoopshype or NBA.com or by important people like Adrian Wojranowski

  • KHuang

    You should thank Click Click for defending Lin.

    I hope you are paying Click Click for his time.

    Sincerely,
    KHuang

  • KHuang

    Because everybody except us Lin fans have written off the Nets season.

    Even Nets fans believe that the Nets will win less than 20 games and be worse than last season.

    Thus, the mentality is that everybody on the Nets can be traded for pennies on the dollar.

  • KHuang

    Regardless of how you or I see it (actually the same), everybody knows that Lin is one of the handful of players in the NBA that DISTORTS the way opponents play against him.

    Lin’s such an athletic force on both ends of the court, opponents have to shift their entire game plans to deal with him. And it doesn’t matter what top team Lin is playing against, nobody truly can slow Lin down other than his own hater coach.

    Typically players who can distort games like this are superstars that win and win. That would be Lin indeed!

  • KHuang

    The entire universe outside us Lin fans believes that Ricky Rubio is some sort of top 10 superstar.

    So when nonLin fan pundits dream up of a cockamine lopsided trade that sends Rubio to Brooklyn, that’s supposed to “help” the Nets because “Rubio is so much better than Lin”.

  • KHuang

    By the way, the Nets ALREADY have the best center from Minnesota!

    That wouldn’t be prized rookie Karl Anthony Towns who for all of his hype was completely unable to help the Wolves win more.

    The best center from tbe Wolves and is already on the Nets is JUSTIN HAMILTON who also played for the Wolves but wasn’t even offered a minimum contract by the Wolves despite having a far more developed skillset and a far more rugged game than Towns!

    The best players get kicked off bad teams and get picked up by the best teams.

  • spiderman

    Ignorance goes very deep…

    Glad Lin has chosen not to keep abreast of all the nonsense. He said he doesn’t care anymore

  • KHuang

    Another dumbass rumor.

    The Suns have an EPIC BUST in Eric Bledsoe who has done nothing other than lose games and get injured.

    Meanwhile Tyson Chandler is starting to really decline physically. Bust Bledsoe and fellow Suns backcourt bust and Lakers bust race replacement Ronnie Price all froze Chandler out of the Suns offense while playing zero defense to help Chandler. So of course Suns fans would want to dump the battered old nonproducing Tyson Chandler for the highly producing younger better Brook Lopez.

    With the abysmally stupid way the Suns run their franchise, I seriously doubt they’d want Lopez or any other Nets player and ESPECIALLY not Lin who badly whups Price, Bledsoe, and Knight in matchups.

  • spiderman

    It’s funny how they try to downplay Lin’s impact while simultaneously trying everything to sabotage Net’s & Lin’s success. Haters are afraid

  • Briiick

    I heard a rumor about Rubio replacing Harden.

  • KHuang

    The worst defender in the NBA (Harden) traded for the worst offender (Rubio) in the NBA.

    Would be a fair trade, actually.

  • james brown

    LOL!!!

  • norah mackenzie

    thanks but sometimes it gets upsetting to read –

  • KHuang

    It’s AMUSING to me – just like the ongoing hatred of Lin in the media is AMUSING!

  • Click Click
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They are so scared that Lin will break out early in the season with quite a decent team of players who are mostly underrated.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bledsoe from time to time made close to 10 TOs in a game and nobody gives a damn. If if were Lin, you could hear a lot from the media.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why would anyone drum up a story with a downhill Rubio versus a star on the rise in Jeremy?

  • Acbc

    I’m so tired of the negative Lin articles coming out that are nothing more than click baits. This is my very long response to this trend. So be warned, this is a very long post.

    My expectations of the coming season are very optimistic and here is the reasons why. If Lin actually gets to be the PG all season with the full trust of his coach, Lin will build chemistry between him and his teammates to the point that they will reach Linsanity mode.

    Anyone that has played sports at any reasonable level would know the feeling of having played in “the Zone”. It’s a rare feeling of complete control and extraordinary sensory perception. Countless books have tried to unravel the mystery of this zone but few have come up with ways to make it repeatable. Linsanity was explained by doubters as one of those zones and Lin was “lucky” to have ridden for 2 weeks. (Of course these same doubters would give John Wall numerous chances, year after years to prove that his good games are the “real” John Wall and not some lucky streak bench player like Lin.)

    We’ve all seen it and some of us have actually felt it. It’s a feeling that you just can’t miss, like you’re in the Matrix sparring room with Neo and Orpheus. You feel like time can be slowed down. That’s what it feels like when you enter the zone.

    While many believe that Lin did enter a zone during Linsanity, I’m less inclined to believe that Lin managed to be in a zone that long, frankly no one ever does. IMO, Lin did play with total abandoned and with a nothing to lose attitude during the Nets game against Dwil. Even his own younger brother said so in the film that Lin was doing things he’d never see him do. I’ve felt what it was like playing in the zone feeling that out of the body experience of doing things at levels so much higher than ever before.

    What happens after that game was that Lin’s team style of play created an opportunity for chemistry to happen and going on a winning streak after slumping for so long made it easy for everyone to buy in. Landry Fields revealed recently how the team’s mindset was so different than any other team he’s ever played on. Landry even said that the players entrusted their faith in his leadership so much that they would go into the line of danger for Lin. Why was this mindset so important in that winning streak?

    A human being in the zone is no different than a team being in the zone, just like the way Lin and the Knicks did. A team has 5 players functioning separately together doing specific duties. A human body has also 5 components with 2 legs, 2 arms and a brain. A boxer could have a great right, a southpaw pitcher can have a great left arm, a high jumper could have a pair of strong legs and a soccer player can have a great right foot. Putting them all together would make a bunch of talented athletes that may be the best component piece of a machine, but combining it together into a team with chemistry is how you make something special.

    The 2012 Knicks were talented but were 5 different pieces with great individual skills that just didn’t mesh together, like having uncoordinated 2 left feet. Lin became the brain that put that chemistry that pulled the team together.

    When Lin has ball in hand and is directing traffic on the team, he is then able to learn to use his teammates properly. Chemistry must come from trial and error and that’s where Lin may have more turnovers than other PGs at first. It’s like learning to dribble without looking at the ball. At first, you must feel for it and sometimes guess where the ball will be. After a while you don’t even think about it and KNOW where the ball is at all times. Anyone that has played basketball will know what an advantage it is to dribble without having to look at the ball.

    Being PG is the same way. If you have to think about what your teammates are doing, it’s just too slow and you basically telegraph your intentions to your opponents. A QB that looks at his receivers will get intercepted, a QB that “looks off” the defenders will never allow opponents to get a read on him. This is how proprioception on a team level helps to make ordinary players into extraordinary teammates. This is why Lin always seems to get his teammates to play above themselves.

    Proprioception is the ability for our body to feel where every part of our body is at all times. It’s this ability that allows us to feel where our arms and hands need to be juggling 5 things in the air, without looking at the hands. It’s this ability that allows Stef Curry to dribble with his left hand while concentrating on making a delicate floater with his right arm, a task that requires exquisite feel and body control.

    By now at least some of you have seen the ball handling workout video from Stef Curry. The training of one arm dribbling and other arm shooting floaters. This is one of the amazing things our body does that we take for granted. Our body has the ability to perform complex tasks by feel while the other parts of the body is doing other things, walking while texting is an example. A rock drummer like Phil Collins does something even more complicated using his feet to pound the bass drum while the hands drum out the beat all the while singing the song at the same time.

    An athlete in the zone unleashes the full capacity of that proprioception body control. To understand the complexity of how our body reacts, do this parlour trick with a friend. Ask your friend to hold his thumb and index finger almost touching in front of him at hip level. Meanwhile hold a business card just between your friends two outstretch fingers. Make sure your friend isn’t touching the card. Tell your friend to try to catch the business card once he sees you release the card. Your friend will probably never catch the business card unless your friend cheats and closes his fingers prior to you releasing it. This parlour trick is relevant because it will show you how slow the human brain is to activate muscles because by the time the eye sees the release, relays the info to the brain that fires the message to the fingers to close, it’s already way too late. The business card has already gone through the slot between the 2 fingers literally in a blink of an eye. To play sports well, the upper brain must never try to tell the body what to do by verbal commands.

    Complex actions are never performed by the upper brain one command at a time. If you do, you’d wind up being too slow just like trying to catch the business card. A jump shot is a complex series of muscle activation that seemingly is controlled by the upper brain but is in fact a trained set of muscle memories that must sequentially be timed perfectly to make a Stef Curry 3. The jump the twisting of the torso, the arching of the back the roll of the forearm and the flick of the wrist, all must be fired so fast that there is no time to check if one part is on time or in proper position. This why you need 10,000 hours of training to make a new complex action to take hold.

    When athletes say that they need to just get out of their own way, they mean exactly this. The upper brain tries to get in the way of our lower brain training by insisting on telling the body what to do, instead all it does is impedes the flow of the firing sequences of signals that have been well rehearsed over 10,000 hours. When people choke, it’s because the upper brain is recognizing the importance of an event and doubts the body’s ability to perform properly.

    Conversely, when an athlete gets into a zone, they shut the upper brain down by absolute faith and self belief. Once the bell rings or the starter pistol goes off, the upper brain is in peace and quiet and let’s the relay of messages flow unimpeded.

    It’s been known for sometime now that kids learn by watching and mimicking movements. It’s become also known that top athletes use visualization as a technique to improve performance. When the learning and execution of complex actions is enhanced by mental imaging, it’s obvious to us that complex actions must then be initiated by imagining it, like playing a movie of the action. Shooting a basketball then should be initiated by visualization and not by upper brain commands.

    Now you can fully appreciate the difficulty Lin had to implement his new shot form in game situations. Part of the learning process is to implement the visualization of seeing the ball go into the hoop. It’s very easy in practice because there are no other competing thought noises to distract your brain. In game situations, there are so many that it can easily distract that process. Not only is Lin fighting the many road blocks set in front of him by his coach, GM and owner, he also has to battle fan criticism, media scrutiny and his own personal doubts and fears. Yet, Lin keeps getting better despite never having been put into a situation to succeed. IMO, I honestly believe that since Linsanity, Lin was never allowed to succeed and forced artificially into losing situations by coaches, GMs and owners for their own agendas and reasons. Almost all players are supported and built up by their own clubs. Lin on the other hand has been deliberately torn down bit by bit by Houston and Lakers.

    When Melo went down during Linsanity, it turned out to be the key catalyst for the Knicks to go into a zone as a team. Lin did his magic by infusing the team with chemistry and everyone bought into the flow of the game. Once Melo returned, he threw a wrench into that flow.

    When I was a teen and started to play local tournaments, I did pretty well. I was given some coaching that helped to develop a heavy topspin forehand and a nasty put away. I worked so hard on that stroke that it eventually got pretty good. My next tournament, I went with great expectations looking to show off my new stroke. I lost first round badly. This was a case of a body not playing with good chemistry. The brain tried so hard to make something happen specifically for that one stroke. I wasn’t playing the game, I was showing off.

    Once the Knicks got rid of MDA and installed Woodson, that brain pretty much decided that showcasing Melo was his primary objective and everything else must revolve around that objective. Like me and my forehand, the Knicks no longer were playing the game, they were showcasing their star player instead.

    When a team flows with chemistry, the players play the possessions as a unit initiating and reacting to what’s given to them by their opponents. The play naturally flow to its natural conclusions, like water flowing around obstacles. A great QB will take what opponents will give them instead of fighting it to specifically make it flow against the grain to land in one player’s hands. When a team plays in the flow, it’s much easier for them to reach the elusive zone as a team when everything clicks, everyone feels positive, energized, involved and confident. That’s a recipe for success. That’s Linsanity. I fully expect Lin to put the Nets into a zone and make all the doubters eat their words. I can’t wait.

  • zxcvb

    I’m loving all the negative Lin articles now that Lin is FINALLY getting his fair shot. It’ll just make his doubters and detractors look even more racist and ridiculous this season. He’s always elite when used as a real PG, but instead of getting that chance once a month, he’ll get that chance every game.

    I’m laughing with every prediction of Lin averaging 14/4 “at most” or Nets winning 20 games “tops.” Even if everything goes horribly wrong and Lin averages only 17/6 and the Nets win only 30 games, that would still shock the world who think both of those benchmarks are impossible.

  • grover chang

    I always love your posts from a coaches perspective. He is the best coach during the game and he is on the court, not on the sideline.

    Besides chemistry, Lin is smarter then everyone else. Lebron’s dunks are demoralizing because now you know you are playing against someone who is playing over the rim. Lin’s no look passes are demoralizing because now you know you are playing against someone who is playing over the whole court.

  • Click Click

    Lin still getting his (video) game on. DotA 2 LAN party…

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/767553484082196480

    With all of the money Lin has, I don’t know why he hasn’t built a gaming room with bigger monitors and gaming PCs. They’re using little gaming laptops to play DotA for hours a day.

  • Yura

    Too humble!

  • TTNN

    I believe that’s in his parent’s house, limited space there I guess.

  • takeme2cruz

    Amazingly, people who knew it’s nothing but click bait on lin negative article didn’t hesitate to give it a click. Smh.

  • Rick Johnson

    They should build a gaming room in the HSS Training center. Players could bond, team building playing video games.

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s called smart and responsibility.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Joke of the day. Haha cheers.

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah i guess amusing sd be a better word then – thank god i havent bitten my nails too much then

  • norah mackenzie

    he just signed his new contract right? can he get chucked out or traded? and for rubio – weirder and weirder

  • KHuang

    Lin’s always the fastest player on the court, mentally and physically.

    That by itself is a major mismatch problem, sort of like Michael Jordan’s leaping ability or Lebron James’ bulk off the dribble or Shaquille O’Neal using his size inside or Magic Johnson being at least 5 inches taller than anybody that guarded him.

    Because Lin’s the fastest player, opponents are exclusively focused on gameplanning against him. But he’s so quick on both ends of the court, that blinding speed is still too much for opponents to handle. The kind of elite quickness Lin has, that’s not something that opposing coaches and players have been able to counter.

  • KHuang

    Bledsoe absolutely stinks.

    If he were Asian, people would be saying “Asians can’t stay healthy in the league and can’t win games”.

    Bledsoe’s inability to physically compete in the NBA is exactly what haters WISH that Lin actually was.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Nets’ training facility has a 3,000 square foot players’ lounge with :

    – kitchen,
    – barbershop,
    – NBA arcade games
    – wall-mounted TVs, and
    – custom-made couches to accommodate the players’ height.

    See : http://www.nba.com/nets/2016/02/17/nets-unveil-hss-training-center/

  • Acbc

    Thanks

  • Acbc

    We both see that Lin’s quickness of mind and body is what makes him so great. I also agree with you that he is the best of all PGs in the league for that elite combo of brain speed and physical quickness. What makes him even more elite is that he is so mentally tough and always brings it when the going gets tough.

  • heart

    Thanks. Your post is always interesting to read. Yep, John Wall has had ample of opportunity to develop for 6 or 7 seasons on the same team w/ full support from his org/coaches/teammates. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I have not heard Wall breaking any records or led his team to make any historical wins once.

  • lleepar

    According to Doc Scheppler, Lin was working out in Brooklyn for a while. So he has been taking to time bond with his teammates in the gym.
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/767764510690144256 https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/767764657427845120

  • KHuang

    Smartest, fastest, toughest player at any position in the NBA.

  • Click Click

    Brett Yormark in China making deals and promoting Lin:

  • Click Click

    Right, because it’s not smart and irresponsible to invest a few thousand dollars into a game you love and play for hours a day when you’re a multi-millionaire. Great logic as always.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, most of the players on the Nets are pretty young and I’m sure they’d have fun playing video games at HSS after practices. Good idea man.

  • blueCypher

    Gotta insert those yi questions.

  • Click Click

    Well, it is fair, considering Yi was the Nets’ first Asian player and he’s much more popular in China than Lin. It got a bit ridiculous though with how many Yi questions the interviewer asked. More than half of this interview was about Yormark himself and Yi.

    I like Yormark though. He seems like a very humble, logical, intelligent individual who is careful and precise with his words. He also seems to really want Lin to succeed for everyone’s sake, unlike previous executives of teams Lin has played for. You don’t see many CEOs or top executives who are this hands on with trying to establish a global market and brand for his company.

  • Click Click

    Speaking of Yi, he signed with the Lakers just now….

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/767864822213988353

  • james brown

    hanging onto his FAITH makes the burden light and easy that MAKES his determination and will last so he can achieve what others can’t!

  • blueCypher

    Ya he had follow up yi questions haha

    I do hope yi finds a niche and stay in the nba. He is only 28 years old

  • Click Click

    A lot of people claim that’s not his real age and that he’s 31 or 32.

    I do hope for Yi’s success. It’s messed up how Lin has been the lone Asian in the NBA since Yi left (I don’t really count Clarkson as Asian).

  • takeme2cruz

    Wish he signed with the Nets. I think Mark missed this high character player but Good Luck to Yi anyway.

  • heart

    Bad interviewer=Too many Yi’s questions. Focus Too much on the past, not enough of the future. Good interviewee=Yormark’s answers sound sincere and intelligent.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe they want Nets to sign Yi that’s why questions on Yi …. (since they didn’t know Yi was going to sign w Lakers….)

  • norah mackenzie

    i hope yi does well at the lakers

  • Steppen03

    Haters will hate, very unfortunately… They can’t be turned. But it’s alright – they’re entitled to what they believed. However, they can’t be called “the experts” in these predictions no more… And Lin, is just ONE “minor” player in the NBA… We all can be wrong about a lot of things…. So, deep down I have accepted these “so-called experts” because they’re humans and they can make mistakes. It’s just bad business if you’re keeping up with bad judgements time after time. #GoNets: Top 5 EC. JL 23pt & 8ast.

  • norah mackenzie

    I know that this is from 2014 but i think worth mentioning – in the voting for western conference – backcourt – jeremy lin was 4th after curry, bryant and chris paul – jeremy lin had 628,818 votes and the 5th was james harden with 470,381 – i know it is the “past” but at least there is something positive.

  • CJSHYY
  • norah mackenzie

    can anyone explain to me why harden played in the all star game even though he had fewer votes? did i miss my maths class

  • heart

    I sensed that Yormark couldn’t wait to talk about Lin. He even mentioned Lin first. Not impressed w/ the interviewer, he delayed talking about Lin until the end and he still had to interject Yi while talking about Lin, smh! I felt like he’s less enthusiastic talking about Lin than Yi. Yormark’s intelligent answers made up for that interview.

  • takeme2cruz

    Voted in by coaches.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s also Alex’s birthday too. Haha!

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/767915040146063361

  • sport

    It’s only a 1 year deal right? I’m sure if he does well, he will be on their radar next off season. Though it’d be a waste. I think his main barrier is really language, can’t communicate or understand coach’s instructions as well. If he was on the same team as Lin at least Lin would be able to communicate with him if he didn’t understand something.

  • sport

    Clarkson is mix and doesn’t “look” Asian, he won’t get as much obvious discrimination compared to Lin.

  • norah mackenzie

    so the coaches choose the players they want no matter what the votes actually say? ok that explains a lot thanks

  • TTNN

    I don’t think from marketing point of view, Yi will help the team much, since Nets had Yi before, thus hard to think Nets fans would like that move, definitely not the price Lakers are giving, if 8M is real.

  • sport

    Please we all know Cliff didn’t let Lin start regularly was to not outshine Kemba and to convince Batum to sign.

  • Rocky
  • occupatio

    im glad nets didnt get yi. it would look like a marketing gimmick for the china market to have two chinese guys on the team. there’s already enough of that chatter, how the nets got lin mostly for marketing purposes and not for basketball reasons.

  • norah mackenzie

    actually am glad that lin is nowhere near the lakers –

  • occupatio

    i’m not sure how the details work out but on the face of it, 7 mil in bonuses violates the contract rules which stipulate that incentives can only be 15% of the base salary. c***’s FAQ on CBA rules makes this very clear.

    so some creativity or loophole has been devised to get around the 15% ceiling. or that report is flat out wrong.

  • KHuang

    I don’t think Yi could even beat out the 3 players ahead of him at both center and PF.

  • occupatio

    which is why his signing would be ridiculous and seen as a gimmick.

  • KHuang

    Yi is the anti Jeremy Lin.

    Where Lin has been abused and discriminated against, Yi has been coddled and coveted despite not producing.

    The sole difference for this is because the Chinese government doesn’t allow their NBA players to be openly trashed in the media by their own franchises.

    The Chinese government will not let Yi become the NBA’s race punching bag the way Lin still is.

  • KHuang

    high character, LOW SKILLS

    Yi better show more skill if he’s to convince me he’s worthy of a NBA contract.

  • KHuang

    I seriously doubt Lin would be chosen by the coaches as an All Star reserve even if Lin played well enough to deserve it.

    Lin would make it to the All Star Game either as a voted in starter or as a commissioner’s pick or as an injury replacement.

    Too many coaches are angry at Lin for burning them badly over the years after they all claimed that Lin couldn’t play in the NBA because of his race.

  • TTNN

    According to CBA, “Minimum salary contracts cannot contain bonuses of any kind.”

    So I don’t get how Yi could get vet minimum and then with that high bonus. Also likely incentive is limited to 15% of the salary. So just don’t see Yi get vets minimum….

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah thought as much. but at least he got votes

  • Jamie

    Good for him then
    but how do you know?
    the Chinese government might try to protect him
    but they are never in any position to demand anything
    No matter what that idyot trump says, China is not a smart negotiator
    the government is just a bunch of spineless people they cannot take advantage of anyone let along the US
    I highly doubt they can demand such thing

  • lleepar
  • Arsenium12 .

    Sean Marks was born August 23, 1975.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/dbearak/status/768096813509447680

  • DX

    Happy birthday to Lin! Didn’t know Kobe’s birthday is same day with Lin’s.

  • 22cents

    CBA? Did I miss something? Mind to give us a clue?

  • takeme2cruz

    Fans vote for starters on both teams, coaches vote reserves.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s good but dangerously scary by the involvement of the Chinese government.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick James

    well lin is american, hard as that is for you to understand lol

  • Rick James

    I guess when he saw the kind of $$$ that Lin was making, and the kind of money he could have been making if he worked harder, he got jelly and decided to give nba one more shot.

  • Sophie Paris

    Never watched him play but good luck to him!

  • Alaingrvis
  • HVJoy

    “NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include

    actor TONY BILL, who was born in 1940;
    former basketball player KOBE BRYANT, who was born in 1978;
    actor SCOTT CAAN, who was born in 1976;
    actress BARBARA EDEN, who was born in 1934;
    Hall of Fame football player SONNY JURGENSEN, who was born in 1934;
    basketball player JEREMY LIN, who was born in 1988;
    actress SHELLEY LONG, who was born in 1949;
    former dancer for the New York City Ballet PATRICIA MCBRIDE, who was born in 1942;
    actress VERA MILES, who was born in 1930;
    actor JAY MOHR, who was born in 1970;
    first woman and first Hispanic U.S. Surgeon General ANTONIA NOVELLO, who was born in 1944;
    political comedian MARK RUSSELL, who was born in 1932;
    actor RICHARD SANDERS, who was born in 1940; and
    singer and actor RICK SPRINGFIELD, who was born in 1949.”

    http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/8/23/august-23-birthdays-kobe-bryant-jeremy-lin-rick-springfield

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    This is just too weird lol

  • Click Click

    Lin doesn’t say anything about his birthday on his birthday, he just congratulates Yi on the signing (a day late):

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/768140816527130624

  • Click Click
  • HVJoy

    It’s payback time for little brother and Mama Lin? 😀

  • CJSHYY
  • lleepar

    JLin said on his Facebook page:
    “Hahahhaha ok ok hilarious and well-executed!! I had it coming…
    ‪#‎warhasbeenwaged‬ ‪#‎vengeancewillbemine‬”

  • psalm234

    It’s nice that NBA.com congratulated Lin on his birthday & posted his Top 10 Plays from 2015-16
    I don’t remember they did it in 2015. Being a starter in NY market after a strong season does make a difference

    @NBAcom
    Happy 28th Birthday to @BrooklynNets guard @JLin7!

    Relive his top 10 plays from ’15-16: http://on.nba.com/2bzuKaj
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/768122655358713857

  • spiderman

    Kobe ruins the list

  • CJSHYY

    Let’s all RT it.

  • Linja

    He looks stiff as a 28-year old, Or, really how old is this guy?

  • Click Click

    Got my tickets last week. Can’t wait!

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s the borough and Lin since no Brook Lopez photo.

  • psalm234

    congrats!
    The first home game vs the Knicks and is almost the 5-yr anniversary of the Feb 2 2012 Nets game 🙂

    Hope you get in touch with other Lin fans who will also go there.
    Here is the link that @Parent of Lots of Kids posted on the group tickets
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-group-tix-brook-lin-nets-games/#comment-2838495452

  • psalm234

    JLin’s cheat days with at least 3 In-N-Out burgers are certainly different than normal people’s cheat days lol

    https://twitter.com/leagueboyy/status/768160682579595264

  • takeme2cruz

    That long hair is gone?

  • CJSHYY

    Hope so. Haha!

  • takeme2cruz

    Or is it an old one? People were wearing jacket, does not look like this time in CA.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, part of the reason why I chose that game. I mainly chose to go to that game because I’m figuring that it will take the Nets at least 1-2 months, or by January or February to gel and play good basketball.

    Tickets are very expensive for that game. Not as bad as Warriors and Cavs, but it’s up there. It’s actually on par, if not more expensive than the Nov. 9 game at MSG, which is the only nationally broadcasted Nets game on ESPN. I want to go to that game too.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! But did he have earring last birthday?

  • takeme2cruz

    He always does. Photo below with cream on his face more like the most recent one with long hair.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! You are right. I am in bay area now it’s not cold at all….

  • psalm234

    I guess it’s an old pic to remind Lin of their cheat day

  • psalm234

    1 Inspirational Video to make your day 🙂

    Happy 28th Birthday, @JLin7!
    “When it’s time to shine, #bethebrightest!” Wang Deshun
    80yr old artist/runway model
    https://youtu.be/HX4saxIfPYw

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    Learned it when JLin was traded to Lakers but it went thru my memory bank in preseason. Don’t even want to do anything with him and BS. Try to delete that awful season from my mind esp now that JLin is in Nets. Can’t wait for the season to begin. So glad that I’m going to witness this first hand for the change–close but not too close because of the seat:-)

  • CJSHYY
  • freemind

    This must be the original unphotoshop photo. He has a hole in his tights LOL

  • BobbyH

    Did NBA do that to every player?

  • AL

    Psalm, as I read, I had some ideas that I believe come from Holy Spirit re Jlin’s survival&thrive of NBA.

    On reflection, It is truly amazing how Jlin’s story is different to those “promising stars” against odds and human wisdom.

    Really, lets give all glory to God at time of this. Lets put God first and foremost and try not to exalt Jlin too much otherwise some would worship him rather than Him. which Jlin wouldn’t like to see (he is Christian first anything else second.). I speak this from my own experience as numerous times Jlin became my idol and source of happiness and sole evidence that God is out there, rather than having a personal relationship with God.
    I think JLIN’s whole career (also his own intention) is meant as a display of God’s faithfulness and that He really exists, a vessel to further His Kingdom used by God Himself. It is not how good Jlin is, all his perseverance and talent etc are from God.

    Romans 9:15
    For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”

    1 Cor 1:31
    Therefore, as the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the LORD.

    Only blessings and kudos to all you have done, Psalm 🙂

  • sport

    Yup Lakers FO is messed up and are becoming more like the Knicks.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so…. Last year only saw for Kobe. No Lin.

  • zxcvb

    Now that Lin is a starter again, they’re trying to cash in.

  • grover chang

    I went for Lin’s top 10 but had to stay for Lebron and Westbrook top 10 plays. Those were insane.

  • Steppen03

    That’s good! Wang Deshun’s really inspiring…

  • takeme2cruz

    Comment like that makes the NBA can’t win no matter what they do.

  • KHuang

    Well, GOOD THEN!!!

    The NBA is an ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS, and Lin is the biggest entertainer and topmost draw in the league!

  • KHuang

    3 little In and Out Burgers is a normal meal for me, though usually I only eat one because I cannot stand the cardboard flavor of their burgers and fries.

  • KHuang

    What kind of TROLL POST is this?

    Are you accusing me of NOT BEING AMERICAN, Rick James?

    ANSWER, TROLL.

  • KHuang

    The Chinese government has been documented as protecting Yao and their other players.

    When Houston media wrote a racist hate article about Yao before Yao’s first NBA game, the Rockets were bombarded by angry telephone calls from not just Chinese fans but from the CHINESE EMBASSY. The Rockets quickly apologized and yanked the racist piece out of the media.

    The Chinese government cannot demand the NBA to play its players, but it can prevent Yi Jianlian from becoming a race laughinstock in the American media like Lin has been made out to be.

  • KHuang

    RICK JAMES!!!

    YOU DIRTY RACIST TROLL.

    I’m calling you out on this forum.

    You said that I “don’t understand being American”. OH REALLY?

    What gives you the troll right to flame me as “unAmerican” just because I have an Asian American screen name? Me who was born and raised in American and am thus 100% American?!!

    I’m sick of y’all race hate trolls accusing Asian Americans like me of “not being American”. It’s racist trolls like you that hate people like me for being Asian. Stop LYING that I’m not a US citizen.

    ANSWER Rick James, you DIRTY RACIST.

    Admininistration, could you not delete this? He came at me with the racism, now I get a chance to go back at him.

  • takeme2cruz

    I would show some appreciation instead of accusing them for after the money. The NBA is always after the money, promoting lin is just one of many.

  • KHuang

    Promoting a business and promoting Lin, they are both POSITIVE.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes but it sounds bad when you accused someone is after the money for asking fans to join them wishing happy birthday.

  • KHuang

    RICK JAMES!!!

    You accused me of “not being American!”

    I’m calling you out.

    Explain why my Asian screenname makes me “not American”.

    You want to be racist against me for being Asian, I’ll come after you.

  • KHuang

    No it doesn’t sound bad.

    Businesses do it all the time.

    I’m HAPPY to spend my money on the NBA for being Lin’s SHOWCASE.

    See, my friend, I’m a professional entertainer similar to Lin but on a much smaller scale. Birthdays are $$$ in the entertainment industry!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes it is. Nba wishes lin happy birthday and fan reacted it’s about the money. That’s bad

  • KHuang

    It’s GOOD.

    The NBA is ALL ABOUT MONEY – and so are birthdays!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Their website generate money whoever they promote or write news about. Lin is the nba system, he and fans should respond with grateful.

    You don’t call out people greedy for wishing you birthday.

  • KHuang

    Greedy is not necessarily negative!

  • takeme2cruz

    No? Good thing I don’t know your birthday.

  • KHuang

    i’d get you something for my birthday!

    i like u

  • Yura

    SO LUCKY

  • Yura

    Haha! Look at that face expression. Love it.

  • Yura

    R u drunk

  • joy

    I don’t know if Lin wants to be called the biggest entertainer, the truth is he isn’t. The best title for him is a great player.

  • psalm234

    AL, I share the same sentiments with what you shared in regards to God’s plan in good times and bad times for JLin :]

    It’s so true that God showed He’s the source of comfort and strength in JLin’s journeys. Through his ups and downs, many people can find solace and find hope beyond this life from daily struggles. Hopefully people will see that God can be there for them just like He has always been there for Lin. So it’s not about placing their hope on Lin since he’s also human and not perfect but it’s who he always counts on, God.

    I just heard a gut-wrenching story from a Louisiana woman who called a radio station. She and her husband just lost her house and life savings due to the flood but she shared she chose to give the glory to God even in bad times because He’s always there for them. She didn’t want to just give the glory in good times.
    It’s very convicting since I’m not sure I can remotely do so in the same situation. The same faith was also displayed by the mom of the 8-year old girl with cancer (Ava Bright) whom Lin befriended. Among tears, she still tries to rely on God and thank Him for the precious 8 years so far. It’s just so hard to hear but yet so admirable to find strength when we’re weak 🙁

    But I do try to give thanks (though I fail so many times) for the problems that I have because they make me go down on my knees to pray for His wisdom and strength more often. Otherwise, I rely on my own strength and lose the joy and peace inside.

    Thank you for your words of encouragement and the Scripture. May the Lord’s peace and wisdom always be with you.

    2 Corinthians 12:9-11
    But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
    That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  • psalm234

    amen, brother.
    JLin’s fortitude does come from his deep faith preventing him to not quit as he shared in the JJ Redick’s podcast

  • TTNN

    I think NBA.com did it every year, and for every NBA player.

  • psalm234

    lol #humoroftheday

    @NOTNBATonight
    REPORT: Derrick Rose has been randomly drug tested 17 times since his comments today, “We have a chance to win every game.”
    https://twitter.com/NOTNBATonight/status/768243580557197312

  • norah mackenzie

    i didnt know that phil jackson and that lakers woman were together together did you know that?

  • sport

    I thought everyone knew? 🤔

  • joy

    So happy for you. Hope you get to take a picture with Lin!

  • joy

    Haha~ finally! But how come the cake is only on the half of the face? How I wish the cream is colorful and full of the whole face! Little brother was just too nice to his older brother.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    @Spot Are you and your family ok? Pray for all earthquake victims and their families.

  • norah mackenzie

    i am so slow then – LOL

  • Arsenium12 .

    As I understand it, “likely bonuses” are bonuses that he’s likely to receive based on past performance.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/768191408284983296

  • Arsenium12 .

    Birthday wishes from AJ Rafael
    __________

    https://twitter.com/ajRAFAEL/status/768140890158215169

  • Jamie

    There is nothing wrong with that
    protecting him to that extent is not even that ridiculous
    if there are racist articles about Lin, more asian people will complain too

  • AL

    Psalm, Im beyond happy seeing your reply. So true. Many times we shout gloriously and confidently jubilantly when times are good. But in times are bad we often tend to be quiet and doubt and hide the faith. This happens in my church and many more. Christ is always there and there is always a purpose for us to see and learn. God is always a good God otherwise heaven is concept so brittle. I share the sentiment with you when I heard the song forgiveness by matt west. a story about a mom who forgives the young man who killed her daughter and pleads to have the sentence shortened and later takes him as her own. It is incredible.

    We are pursuing God not by feelings but Faith alone that he is all good.

    the righteous will live by faith
    Habakuk 2:4 i believe.
    God bless you brother im so glad here is headed by a Christian having Holy Spirit working from within 🙂 👍👍🙏🙏🙌🙌👆

  • KHuang

    What?!!

    EVERY single player in the NBA is an “entertainer”. The NBA, it’s all about entertainment!

    Why is being an “entertainer” negative?

    The ideal is for Lin to be a great player AND a great entertainer. They are not opposite. In fact, for Lin to be a great entertainer he HAS to be a great player.

    I’m a pro entertainer myself, and I’m proud of making my living that way! SO IS LIN!

  • HVJoy

    “Former Laker Jeremy Lin Congratulates Yi Jianlian On Signing With L.A.”

    “Lin is one of the few Asian players in the league history that has been able to stand the test of time.
    Lin’s road to success in the NBA has by no means been an easy one as it took some time before he was able to prove himself.”

    http://www.lakersnation.com/former-laker-jeremy-lin-congratulates-yi-jianlian-on-signing-with-l-a/2016/08/23/

  • HVJoy
  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    It’s 1 thing when delusional fans make these types of statements, but it’s another for a player to do it.

    DRose seriously thinks he’s on a superteam and he’s not even trolling. He probably thinks it’s 2010/2011 or something…

  • Click Click

    Picture with Lin will be near impossible lol. I’m not sitting courtside or near the court. This is the cheapest ticket and it’s up in the nosebleed section. I’m going for the Nets vs. Knicks experience, not to meet Lin. :p

  • Click Click

    We should e-mail Funko and request them to produce a Nets Lin figure and keychain…

    contact@funko.com

  • takeme2cruz

    Revisiting this shows how badly Lin was treated, worse he got pulled out right after a great play bailing out 2 ball dominate starters, Kemba and Batum. The breakdown was clear even for a non-Mandarin speaker:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcs4ElaFbJQ

  • Rick James

    happy birthday to my man jlin! Keep working hard and reach the top!!

  • takeme2cruz

    Can he reach the top if he plays backup for Kemba or Parker as you wished?

  • Icelander

    The bigger the Nets business with Lin – the better Lin will be off himself!

  • Click Click

    I can’t believe my fellow Taiwanese people have devolved to into this…

  • KHuang

    You know how you said that I “wasn’t American” because of my Asian screen name?

    Explain yourself, Rick James.

    Don’t chicken out. Tell this forum why I am “NOT AMERICAN”.

  • KHuang

    Agree – I am NOT COMPLAINING!

    The Chinese government SHOULD protect its players against NBA racism, especially when the Chinese Government is paying part of the way for their players to play in the NBA.

  • KHuang

    Nah, it’s not scary.

    There’s nothing wrong with the Chinese government allowing the NBA to make money off its players but demanding that the NBA also not hold up Chinese nationals as laughingstocks in the racist US media.

    That’s just FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICE.

  • KHuang

    Derrick Rose’s statement is no big deal.

    This is the NBA where anybody can beat anybody.

    Look at how the last place 76ers easily defeated the Cavs in a midseason game last season.

    Also, “We have a chance to lose every game” applies too!

  • Geoffrey

    Here’s another great video at church from Cypress, CA that hasn’t been posted yet:

  • KHuang

    Great play, typical of Lin’s clutch play.

    Lin froze 3 Washington defenders and picked two Washington players off each other.

  • takeme2cruz

    Amazing how the media reported, French National does not scream ‘Allahu Akbar’.

  • Rick James

    living in your own soap box must be fun khuang. I know you miss dd, but don’t make me his substitute please and thanks!

  • KHuang

    TROLL FLAGGED.

    You trolls think you can just strut onto this CLEAN forum and fire racist insults at Asians, accusing them of “not being American”?

    YOU SHOULD BE BANNED, just like your idol dd was.

    You asked for this, Rick James. You flame Asians, you get retaliated against. You picked THE WRONG GUY to race taunt and bully, now you’re gonna feel what it feels like to be the VICTIM.

    It’s race hate trolls like you that go out of their way to make life miserable for Asians, Lin included.

    We’ll fight some more later, you dirty Asian hating racist.

  • KHuang

    Honestly, the good natured quip at the “Derrick Rose has been randomly drug tested 17 times” interests me far more than what Rose actually said.

    After all, I seem to recall Rose as the guy saying that “over half the NBA is on drugs” or something like that.

  • Click Click

    Just block him like I have, KHuang. I already warned psalm and this forum about Rick James a while back, but they refuse to ban him. Nothing you can do but to just ignore him. Here’s proof of him being a fake Lin fan:

    https://sli.mg/a/MdeP1c

  • Rick James

    lol, im an asian myself, and to be honest I have no idea what you are talking about…the race taunting lol what??

  • Click Click

    It’s not just what DRose said this time. It’s this combined with him saying the Knicks are a superteam this upcoming year, which is just ridiculous. Most players keep their mouths shut about how many wins or losses they think their team will have.

  • takeme2cruz

    Rick James and I have endless of disagreements but no one should be banned for different opinions. Everyone needs to calm down.

  • Rick James

    lol what?? banned for what? I haven’t been here consistently in weeks/months

  • takeme2cruz

    I have no idea either. But psalm is very fair and doesn’t take side.

  • joy

    I didn’t mean ‘entertainer’ is negative and it’s true Lin enjoys playing bball and I’m sure he likes seeing people having fun watch ball games too. But he IS absolutely NOT the biggest entertainer. I’ve just giving my opinion. That’s all.

  • joy

    I see. Hope it’s one of unforgettable Lin games. Don’t forget to make some signs. lol

  • joy

    I can’t believe it either. This is insane!

  • Linja

    so what was the event? election ?

  • joy

    They’re playing pokemon go!

  • joy

    Boy, Sean Marks looks like a giant in the picture.
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/768474738997989377

  • Yura

    All these people are so into this stupid game. This is all mind control.

  • Brewkowski

    Why does the media and officials always say it’s not terrorist related? Screaming Allahu Akbar should be a freakin giveaway.

  • Click Click

    Yup. They’re testing how far people will go and what people will do in this augmented reality and in a virtual reality game. Now they know the answer.

    Hivemind stampeding across traffic, stopping in the middle of a road, stepping onto a minefield, walking off cliffs, invading people’s homes, etc. People are already way too glued to their phones. This game takes it to a whole new level.

  • Click Click

    They’re pushing an agenda and narrative. If they admit that allowing hundreds of thousands of “refugees” and “migrants” into Europe and America can result in terrorist attacks, rapes, stabbings, etc., then those who are still asleep and believe everything the media tells them will revolt and vote out these globalist scumbag sellout politicians who let this all happen. So they keep denying it’s Islamic terrorism, hoping people remain stupid and brainwashed… until it’s too late and the entire country and this world is in total chaos and are taken over by these evil cockroaches.

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s a former nba power forward.

  • Click Click

    If I was sitting closer to the court where the lights shine and cameras point to, I’d probably make signs.

  • norah mackenzie

    does anyone know if any of his friends or team mates wished jeremy for his birthday on social media?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    to lleh

  • Acbc

    This fear laced comment is so wrong in so many levels. Sure there is bound to be a bad apple in every barrel. Look at all the immigrants that have ever come to america. Vietnamese refugees have their drug gangs, Jamaicans, Russians, Italians, even Taiwan has their own mob that is considered one of the worst. Irish immigrants have been here forever and they still get exclusion to certain circles.

    When you make blanket statements like these, I wonder if you are a trump supporter that wants to build a wall round the borders to keep everyone out, including your own race. Chinese aren’t exactly well liked and just like the past, you can be easily interned just like the Japanese and Italians were. They lost everything because of fear and you are fanning that fear.

  • Arsenium12 .

    From Sean Kilpatrick of the Nets, sent Aug 23.
    __________

    https://twitter.com/SeanKilpatrick/status/768074176821428225

  • KHuang

    You trolls can claim
    whatever ethnicity you claim to be.

    IT DOESN’T MATTER.

    Like I said, don’t chicken out on me. Tell me why I am “not American”, you RACIST.

  • KHuang

    Rick James said that I’m “not American”.

    Americans like me, particularly Asian Americans, find that TOTALLY INSULTING.

    We’re still grappling with the racism that insists that “Jeremy Lin is not American”. That’s been one of the hallmarks of all racist trolls that hate Lin and regard Lin as “the enemy”.

    Why should Rick James get away with LYING that I’m not American? Explain that, takeme2cruz.

  • Yura

    I can’t understand what these people are saying but I wonder if this video is authentic? I still can’t believe there are this many people playing Pokemon. I don’t know anyone irl who are into this except teenagers, none of my coworkers, friends or family. We’ve talked about it and tried it but never got into the game.

  • KHuang

    I won’t block him.

    I’ll face his anti Asian American racism HEAD ON.

  • KHuang

    You should be banned for TROLL LYING about Asian Americans like me “not being American”.

    Any race hate troll who despises Asians can stroll onto a Lin discussion board and fire the racial insults that you fire. But then you’ve gotta take the RETALIATION too.

    Rick James, I intend to keep going after you. That’s the AMERICAN WAY to not back down from racists. You’ll find out just how “American” I am, you despicable race troll.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Much ado over a virtual children game! However it did show the child within the teenager playing the game. IMO all these computer games have an implicit purpose in collecting personal data etc for future reference/mind control/ marketing etc!! Haha cheers.

  • KHuang

    I enjoyed Rose’s “superteam” comment.

    Now it’s on him and the Knicks to SHOW that they are indeed a “superteam”, even if people like me have serious doubts.

  • KHuang

    well, he IS the most popular guy in the entire entertainment based NBA…

  • Jamie

    He is
    That’s the dude who called blacklivesmatter an evil organization
    and criticized obama with harsh words like all his fellow trump supporters

  • spiderman

    28 a kid?
    How old is Kilpatrick?

  • Click Click

    It’s not a fear-laced comment like you’re suggesting. It’s a reality-based comment. That’s the problem right now, most people are not living in reality and are not facing the facts. They are programmed and brainwashed by the liberal mass media and entertainment industry. Many people are still asleep while those that are in control of the U.S. and this world have already accomplished much of their evil goals.

    Terrorist attack after terrorist attack around the world, and some people like you still refuse to admit the truth. You remain ignorant and blind to the fact that radical Islamists aren’t actually that radical. Their religion is not of peace, but of death and destruction. The terrorists are actually following the Koran and Hadith teachings more accurately and directly than the peaceful Muslims. None of those groups you’ve named have a singular goal of killing people who don’t believe in their religion. Nice try.

    This will get you started on learning more about the “religion of peace:”

    https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/violence.aspx

    Brainwashed individuals actually think it’s wrong to want to keep out ILLEGAL immigrants and have secure boarders… which is contrary to the history of every sovereign nation in this world.

    Do you realize who actually rounded up the Japanese and threw them into internment camps? FDR, one of the Democrat’s most heroic Presidents in history.

    http://www.ushistory.org/us/51e.asp

    Do you know that the Democrat party was the party which was against abolishing slavery? Did you know that Democrat leaders were also leaders of the KKK? You and most liberals don’t know and don’t care about this fact because the media and education system brainwashed you to think that Republicans are the evil white racists, when the opposite is true. You and so many others really need to learn more about history before posting your political ideology.

    http://russp.us/racism.htm

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/when_erasing_symbols_of_slavery_dont_forget_the_democratic_party.html

    http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan

    https://i.sli.mg/FdqTAx.jpg

  • Click Click

    26

  • Jamie

    You are the one pushing an agenda here
    You’ve gone too far with the insults like all the other trump worshippers
    so much hatred
    refugees or illegal immigrats from any country and religion can be murders, rapists and such not just muslims not all of them are terrorists
    we can not blindly let the so called syrian refugees in and those who do come in need to go through thorough screening but no need to label it on all muslims there are tons of good muslims out there trying to do good

  • takeme2cruz

    enjoy being a kid again on your birthday.

  • spiderman

    Kilpatrick’s an old-timer

  • Click Click

    Old enough to be Lin’s dad.

  • takeme2cruz

    make sense, this might be something else

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    It’s everybody’s birthdays these past few days…

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/768798505213108224

  • HVJoy

    The Pokemon Go craze is real, according to national and local media. This is a July 28 report from NYC: http://www.techinsider.io/pokemon-go-chansey-nyc-central-park-2016-7

    People stand, sit, and hang out for hours around the Grand Army Plaza statue waiting for the next great Pokémon to pop up.

    http://static2.techinsider.io/image/5791d57288e4a794048b9f9c-2400/central-park-pokemon-go.jpg

  • Click Click
  • SeaKing33

    Anyone find any descent Lin gear? I asp remember Lin saying he doesn’t really like the term “Linsanity”, so I don’t want to buy a shirt that says that word but everything related to him seems to use that.

  • Yura

    Thanks. This is something we Asians need to stop doing. Following every trend! We are worse than other races. If there’s a trend, we are the first to be on that. I know Koreans are pretty bad, same with Chinese.

  • Click Click

    http://www.jlin7.com/collections/jeremy-lin-gear

    He still uses “Linsanity” on his own gear description, even if it’s not on the actual gear.

    I want a black ClimaCOOL or ClimaLITE t-shirt with the JLin logo on it, but non exists.

  • Click Click

    I agree. Asians aren’t the only people susceptible to marketing techniques, but Asians seem to be the most fervent in having to have the latest and greatest. Cars, clothes, technology, music, movies, video games, etc. Americans, Europeans, and Asians always have to one up their friends and family. Our society is so materialistic and vain.

  • Sophie Paris

    It’s Linsane ^^

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Steppen03

    Thanks, Click_
    Didn’t realized that about Rick James.
    That throws me off – Talking about Lin’s stat on the Hou & LA where he’s not fully supported. Even as a decent Lin fan you suppose to know this. JL7 can play a whole lot better than that … And yeah, I don’t expect 25pt & 10 but 22pt & 7 is a realistic, more than you think.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Arsenium12 .

    To find out more about San Francisco City Impact, see : http://www.sfcityimpact.com/
    __________
    https://twitter.com/sfcityimpact/status/768955519428136960

  • Yura

    I strongly believe in the illuminati. Seems like we both have very similar opinions about the world. Yes, they are testing us. They tell us to jump off the cliff, and we are doing just that.

  • lleepar
  • Click Click

    Summer of silly Lin YouTube videos continues…

  • Click Click

    ESPN realized how wrong they were about their ridiculous 20-62 prediction of the Nets record a month ago, so they’re now bumping up the Nets up to 28.8 wins, up by 9 wins…

    http://insider2text.xyz/articles/3daa3d277535fb91

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/26/12655032/new-espn-projection-has-brooklyn-nets-at-29-wins-up-nine-from-summer

    They still have Nets as 2nd to last in Eastern Conference.

    Their 20-win prediction a month ago:

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17131133/2016-summer-forecast-east-standings

    Wonder if CBS is going to do the same with their prediction that Nets will have the 29th worst starting lineup…

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/ranking-all-30-nba-starting-lineups-hint-warriors-are-pretty-good/

  • blueCypher

    Haha. That Jay Chou video. What. Is. Going. On 🙂

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  • CJSHYY

    Jay’s MV?

  • Click Click

    “The powers that be,” the “Illuminati,” “globalist elites,” “Luciferian / Satanists,” whatever you want to call these filth of the earth scum, they are definitely real. We’ve been programmed and indoctrinated at birth to not question these things or think critically about who controls this world and why things are the way it is.

    People are shamed into not believing in conspiracies and mocked for thinking outside the box as being “crazies,” “wackos,” “tin foil hat” “nutjobs,” when the evidence is everywhere around us, as long as you’re not too lazy, ignorant, or stupid to seek out the truth. This is how they keep people from exposing them and remain in the prison they’ve built for us psychologically. They’ve spent decades, countless amount of money perfecting their system of indoctrination and mind control.

    This is the famous speech from one of the last true President who was brave enough to challenge the Federal Reserve and the CIA. He was assassinated for telling the truth, warning Americans and this world of secret societies and the conspiracies they’ve been concocting against us all:

  • blueCypher
  • joy

    Haha! This is a fun MV. Lin could have dressed like them and dance a bit more. Hope he’ll be in JJ’s video next time.

  • Click Click

    Lin’s Nets name and number t-shirts are finally available. Problem is, they’re super expensive and Nets store is trying to rip people off. They’re charging $32 for a cotton t-shirt, not even Climacool or Climalite polyester performance shirts…

    http://www.netsstore.com/lin-road-name-and-number-tee/CC3014.html

    http://www.netsstore.com/nets-jeremy-lin-home-replica-tee/CC3018.html

    Meanwhile, Modell’s is selling the black version for $25 (which is still too much for a cotton tee), $7 cheaper than Nets store…

    https://www.modells.com/product/brooklyn_nets_adult_jeremy_lin_name_and_number_t-shirt-3720a00573nrn6n.do

  • Lin Dunn

    Ice cream commercial?

  • norah mackenzie

    i saw the video – it is like a trainwreck – but so funny anyway

  • Brewkowski

    I don’t get it. Stopped less than midway.

  • psalm234

    Espn backpedaling

    @NetsDaily New ESPN projection has Brooklyn Nets at 29 wins, up nine from summer

    @kpelton Hey, to be clear that earlier 20-win projection was based on the average of responses from ESPN’s summer forecast panel.

    https://twitter.com/netsdaily/status/769021790978969600
    https://twitter.com/kpelton/status/769175082337865729

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After the personal biases against Jeremy Lin and company getting the better of those idiotic sport writers, these writers chicken out in their bold predictions. After all, they begin to see the odd against their trash talk, which is not good.

  • Rick James

    very embarrasing. I am getting upset that Lin is getting too hollywood for his own good. He needs to keep focus on basketball and forget all these other things. Lin is losing his hunger after he got his big cheque $$$!!

  • lleepar
  • HVJoy

    it’s very entertaining for me. I don’t believe making this MV would distract Lin from his career goal.

    Also, it may add to his marketing appeal, as Jay Chou is a mega star in Chinese-speaking markets.

    I am sure you do not work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, but you expect Lin to “focus on basketball” all the time? Relax. Let Lin have some fun.

  • HVJoy

    He is cute, but not as adorable as the real #7 of Nets. 🙂

  • spiderman

    ESPN should start their own basketball team called the ESPN-backpeddlers

  • Lin Dunn

    I don’t mind Lin making vids of any kind during off seasons. Jlin’s brand and Jay Chou’s brand do note exactly match. IMO Jlin does not need Jay Chou to add to his marketing appeals. Besides, Jay Chou appeals to a very different kind of audience, unless you are just talking about .Chinese speaking.

  • Steppen03

    Rick James,
    Why do you think JL7 was inconsistent in Hou & LA ?? and on Hornets, too ?? Why do you think his potential 2-3 seasons ago or even now will only be 14-16 pt & 5ast ?? please tell me…
    Being skeptical is one thing but being double-standard is another. What happened to Dragic’s stat playing along with Wade ?? How about IThomas on the Suns Vs on Celtics ?? How about Lowry’s under McHale ??
    Why others gotten a pass and not JL7 ?? Don’t even have to be a fan to know these things…
    Please, people. I’m sick of hearing what’s JL7 “can’t do” when he didn’t even get his chance to be the captain like all the rest of the starting point guards in the league.

  • Jamie

    the green hornet guy?

  • Jamie

    He is just having fun in the off season
    It’s not even that bad
    having more endorsements does help

  • Click Click

    I keep saying this, but I love Greivis’ attitude and outlook on everything. I really believe he’s going to be one of Lin’s best buddies on the court and off. He’s been doing a lot of positive promotions and interviews on the Nets and himself the past month.

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/26/12661328/greivis-vasquez-nets-a-great-great-great-work-atmosphere

    http://www.testudotimes.com/maryland-terps-basketball/2016/8/26/12646700/greivis-vasquez-brooklyn-nets-interview

    People on NetsDaily were concerned about Greivis’ health and recovery. I tried telling them he was fine…

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/20/12565882/bigger-role-on-and-off-court-for-randy-foye?&_ga=1.123983630.541548765.1467624264#390310061

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Enjoyed watching this. This was made in 1 day when he was in Taiwan. What a fun JLin had and I have fun watching it.

  • zxcvb

    I think Vasquez has the right attitude, but I also think BKN is just a 1-year stop for him. He sees this year the way Lin saw his year in CHA — a “rehabilitation” year. He probably wants one more chance to start (just like Lin) and will leave if he does well. I think/hope LeVert can become a good backup/6th man next season.

  • lleepar

    Apparently. According to his short bio in iMBD, he was in the Green Hornet. He played GH’s sidekick Kato.

    Jay Chou (born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and director. Chou was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to schoolteacher parents, Yeh Hui-Mei, who taught fine arts, and Chou Yao-Chung, a biomedical researcher. In 2000, Chou released his first album, titled Jay (2000), under the record company Alfa Music. Since then, his music has gained recognition throughout Asia, most notably in regions such as Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and in western Asian communities such as in the United States and Australia. He has sold more than 30 million albums since his debut. Chou continues to write songs for other artists, work on his album and went on to win numerous awards in the music industry. In 2003, he was the cover story of Time magazine (Asia version), titled New King of Asian Pop, acknowledging his influence on popular culture. He has since held five world tours, performing in cities around the world to more than 10 million people. Chou debuted his acting career and made his film debut in Initial D (2005), and also since ventured into many movie projects. He made his Hollywood debut in 2011 with The Green Hornet (2011), starring alongside Seth Rogen and Christoph Waltz. Chou also manages his own record and management company JVR Music.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1727100/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

  • takeme2cruz

    If he was fine, he would be playing in Rio.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes, everyone wants to be a starter.

  • Click Click

    Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, and so many others also decided to not go to Rio. They’re fine too.

  • takeme2cruz

    They didn’t drop out like Vasquez did.

  • Click Click

    They also played for the last few months of the season and were still in shape to go to Rio without having to recondition themselves like Vasquez did.

  • takeme2cruz

    Chris Paul and Curry were injured during playoff. Curry forced to come back early as the team was losing without him. WestBrook was personal and rest. They didn’t go to Rio.

    Vasquez announced through the Nets that after consulting with the team and the medical staff, the best course of action for him and his career is to sit out the Olympics this summer. Venezuea due to recovery from an ankle injury he suffered during the 2015-16 season.

  • Rick Johnson

    Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
    Nets Coney Island shop loaded with Lin jerseys
    2:19 PM – 26 Aug 2016

    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/769283147393556481

  • lleepar

    You may be right. We really can’t know why Jeremy decided to do a video with Chou. It may have been just for kicks (and he is absolutely entitled to do that), or it may have involved a business opportunity or investment in Chou’s rather significant organization. Whatever the reasons, Jeremy’s very brief involvement in the actual filming of the video apparently happened while he was in Taiwan last June, before he signed any contract with the Nets.

  • zxcvb

    Even if no one offers him a starting gig, he’ll want to leave for a backup role with more potential minutes (e.g. an oft-injured starting PG).

  • Rick James

    lin was the best player on rockets. They could have won championship if they kept lin starting and moved harden to the bench as 6th man. LA was a huge mess. Lin is inconsistent as any other basketball player who has good and bad days. Dragic sucks. IThomas sucks. We all know there is a racial element to teams passing on Lin. Unless a player is black then they have to work harder in the nba to prove themselves. Fans are guilty of dumb labelling as well, they think automatically that black players are better than everyone else. I would bet that a prime lin vs prime jordan would be a competitive match, but most other people would only laugh at that suggestion. Either way, our boy Lin finally is getting his shot as a starter on a team. He will prove his mettle this season.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s a generally balanced article from Hoops Hype discussing Jeremy’s prospects for the coming season …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/769263248386338816

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  • takeme2cruz

    Agree.

  • KHuang

    What, are you angry that Lin as an Asian is “not American”?

  • KHuang

    won’t prevent Harden from getting his ankles broken

  • Click Click

    Lin is packing and cleaning, probably getting ready to move to Brooklyn. He looks so depressed and frustrated…

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/769319800308805632

  • Click Click
  • Brewkowski

    It’s almost too late. The Tipping point is close at hand.

  • occupatio

    what teams would fit that profile for vasquez?

  • blueCypher

    He is a multi-millionaire . Simply hire to get this done for you

  • Briiick

    Hornets ?

  • norah mackenzie

    and he designed this? and pple actually paid him to do that? wow – that is a really ugly shoe

  • norah mackenzie

    i didnt but still ewww

  • Lin Dunn

    He can do it. Baby Lin packed and left for Taiwan.

  • Lin Dunn

    Balanced article with some aweful followup posts.

  • CJSHYY

    Really ugly. Who wants to pay the money for this ugly shoe?

  • KHuang

    Like your hatred of Asian Americans (you say that they are “not American”), your misguided hater notion that “Lin is inconsistent” has been THOROUGHLY DEBUNKED by stats and video.

    There are a ton of articles that show that Lin haters like you have no clue what you are talking about.

  • spiderman

    It’s called – The Flopper.
    Helps you flop better in real game situations

  • occupatio

    kemba is not injury prone, and barely missed any games last year. so playing behind him is not going to get you many opportunities.

    jennings, himself coming off a major injury, is playing behind rose and thus has a decent chance to move up to starter,. but that gig ends in one year, for both rose and jennings.

  • Click Click

    Players usually don’t designed their own shoes, but they do give input with what they want in their signature shoes. If it doesn’t look the way they want, perform they want, or feel the way they want, they usually have a say in changing these factors before they go into production.

  • Click Click

    You’d be surprised lol

  • Click Click

    I’d be surprised if Lin doesn’t hire a moving company to move the big items for him.

    I think Lin just hates having to clean, wash his huge pile of clothes, fold it all, and pack everything over and over and over, every year.

    That’s why Lin said that having stability was a very important factor in his decision of where to sign this year. He won’t have to deal with moving for another 2-3 years after this.

  • Rocky

    So, Lin should practice the basketball 52 x 7 x 24? BTW, what’s that to do with big check?

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Oh yeah, he did it. He’s so satisfied…

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/769335730808041472

  • Steppen03

    What you’re talking about… It’s behind the scene of making Jay’s music video. I enjoyed it! Jay & JL7 obviously enjoyed it! Can’t be more happy for Lin when he’s having a good time…

  • Steppen03

    What ???
    Embarrassing? What were you watching? A behind the scene making of music video is ….
    Gosh, please stop.

  • Steppen03

    The first two sentences quickly exposes you as a FAKE JL7 fan!
    First, JL7 was not the “best” player on the Rockets – according to most loyal Lin fans. Second, Harden was …. Haha, funny… You sound so FAKE!
    I’m no Harden fan but he’s an elite player. Give me a break! Third, Dragic and IT sucks ?? Oh, please. I don’t think they’re better than Lin but they ain’t no backups in the league. They are legit starters. I don’t have to put others down to bring JL7 up. JL7’s games speak for themselves.

  • Steppen03

    All I see is two nice, humble, artistic human beings working together. What’s wrong with that ?? People are analyzing too much here. The world is not black or white.

  • norah mackenzie

    i know – but seriously jeremy cannot dance – but god bless him he does try. jay chou is really good though

  • norah mackenzie

    so harden must have said – black/kanye west inspired and priced it at big bucks? ewww – i hope it is slip proof

  • norah mackenzie

    now now maybe harden will actually try and “defend ” this season?

  • norah mackenzie

    try and guess the price? $500 or $1000 – for bettr looking shoes i can get for half the price

  • zxcvb

    Suns. Knicks. Grizz. Kings. Anywhere the starting PG has injury/age concerns.

  • Lin Dunn

    I am the one who is happy that Jlin was having fun with J Chou in this vid. Not sure where is the over analysis? ?? “The world is not black or white”??? That is a very reasonable statement, how is that relevant here? Jlin’s brand and J Chou brand is very different. They are both nice and humble. But one is an entertainer who can make use of his “art”, the other is an elite athlete. Jlin is many thing but his artistic side is not cultivated enough at this point to command multi million dollar endorsement from watch companies or Addidas.

  • KHuang

    Agree –

    Even people who aren’t multimillionaires would hire.

    Or better yet, don’t even “move”. Just get all new stuff out there in Brooklyn, leave everything else at home. Lin at IKEA!

  • KHuang

    If he wasn’t fine, the Nets wouldn’t be anticipating him for training camp.

  • lleepar
  • KHuang

    I work in pro entertainment.

    In that field, “work” IS “fun”!

  • rookie75094

    I think he does the cleaning as an act of self sacrifice.

  • Acbc

    Lol, when the average is 0, it also means that your own opinion is also zero. Don’t pretend that it’s others instead.

  • Lin Dunn

    Hope J Chou has lots of WORK, FUN and earns a lot of money. As for Jlin, that video comes across as FUN.

  • blueCypher

    Lol

  • KHuang

    Superb article on Justin Hamilton on Netsdaily.

    I regard Justin Hamilton as the “Jeremy Lin of centers”.

    He’s been a totally dominant player in his entire pro career, so much so that it’s impossible to envision anybody doing better in the same number of minutes. Like Lin, Hamilton has no weaknesses.

    I think the thing that makes Hamilton so deadly is his athleticism. He has guard quickness and ballet like coordination in a 7 foot strong center body. I’ve compared Hamilton to Hall of Fame great Bob McAdoo whose game is absolutely identical to Hamilton’s, but Hamilton is at least 3 inches taller than McAdoo was. Had McAdoo played in the modern era, he would not have produced more than Hamilton has in Hamilton’s limited minutes.

    I’d like to see Hamilton start for this reason: he is the only Net who at power forward won’t be terrorized by opposing “battleship” max contract power forwards like Blake Griffin or Serge Ibaka or LaMarcus Aldridge or Anthony Davis. Hamilton would go right at those guys, score over them, block their shots, rebound against them, push them around in the paint.

  • Click Click

    So this is how you become cool like Jeremy… the Boxfish app being demonstrated by Lin:

  • psalm234

    Jeremy Lin heads to Brooklyn, after dropping music video
    https://twitter.com/netsdaily/status/769364239026970624

  • spiderman

    Clips show a highly intelligent player with great skills, surprising quickness and nice shooting touch. Will match well with Lin as Lin will elevate Hamiltons play even further

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a link to the article and a quote :

    See : http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/27/12636896/justin-hamilton-is-the-prototypical-diamond-in-rough-hopeful-for-marks-and-nets

    If he [Hamilton] can stretch the floor and hit the three at an efficient rate, it will open things up for Lin in particular. Lin will have more space to operate when he’s driving. Hamilton and Lopez will be allowed to wander around the paint or out near the perimeter. Increasingly, it looks like Hamilton and Lopez will have the green light to do anything on the offensive end… including shoot three-pointers.

  • Yura

    This is going to be an interesting season. Nets will be the underdog. I cannot wait for Nets vs Hornets!!

  • Yura

    I think he needs a girlfriend to help with all that hahaha.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Jeremy Lin Foundation and “Team Esface” are putting on a basketball workshop today in East Palo Alto (EPA). See : http://www.teamesface.com/epahoopfest/

    They have worked together in previous years …
    __________

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is Jeremy’s tweet after last years workshop …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/641013753543180288

  • Click Click
  • Click Click
  • Click Click

  • Click Click

    Lin says that he used to play with anger and a chip on his shoulder. He had the Stanford coach’s face on his computer throughout his career at Harvard to motivate him. Also said that whenever he plays in Utah (against the Jazz), they are very racist towards him.

  • Michael

    Lin having some fun in Jay’s latest MV – Turkish Ice Cream
    https://youtu.be/kOriLqPD7PI

  • lleepar

    This video of an actual Turkish ice cream vendor gives a context to the Chou/Lin video …
    https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/769341640670584832

  • sport

    Last time I checked girlfriend doesn’t equal maid. Even then with his kind of money future wife shouldn’t have to do chores just hire a cleaner to stop by once in a while.

  • sport

    Hope that’s not the final product but truth be told Adidas has some ugly shoes even for Lin’s. I never even saw Lin’s Dragon Pack shoes actually available for purchase which were really the only cool looking ones. Adidas is really best at apparel, Nike has the best shoes. Adidas really needs to hire better designers. I hope Adidas are going to release a signature shoe for Lin because once Linsanity 2.0 hits this season they will sell like hot cakes.

  • Rick Johnson

    Must have been Trent Johnson who was coach of Stanford at that time.

  • Click Click

    Of course this guy has to say that nobody in the NBA drafted Lin as his main excuse to not giving Lin a scholarship. He can’t admit he was one of the first to not want Lin due to Lin’s race. Lin’ high school achievements more than warranted a scholarship from Stanford and other Pac-10 (before it became Pac-12) colleges.

    Trent Johnson is just another racist that’s so prevalent throughout the NCAA and NBA. Oh, and he looks like a black Voldemort.

  • Click Click

    Yura clearly said “I think he needs a girlfriend to HELP with all that.” It’s what couples do for each other. They HELP each other with chores.

  • Click Click

    To be fair, the “blackout” or “triple black” version wasn’t the first leaked image of his shoes. Not that the red, black, and white colorway of the Rockets are that much better…

    http://theshoegame.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/adidas-james-harden-signature-shoe-e1471880085620.jpg

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah not very inspiring – it reminds me of harden’s beard tbh – yikes – btw i wish that they had asked harden to shave his beard as part of his new extension –

  • norah mackenzie

    the guy is busy deflecting the fact that he made the mistake by not using lin for stanford. how can anyone judge after 1 lousy game when lin was winning all the way from high school. he sd have just admitted that he made a mistake but now doubling down so not helping

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an interview with Baron Davis from a couple of years ago. It covers his basketball career and, for a few minutes, his time with the Knicks and Linsanity. I’m passing it along because I can’t recall anyone ever referring to it.

    Follow this link (Linsanity comments start at 50-minute mark) : http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=10856622

  • Steppen03

    Yup!
    I don’t mind the Hornets, Rox, NYK making the cut to the playoffs – they might even be quite good. I just want JL7’s team to be on par or even better. It’s not about his past teams but what JL7’s team can be. I’ve argued with 3 people on YouTube about the Rox and Hornets position last season just before the season started. They said Lawson was the key to Hou’s championship run. They said they laughed their as@ off when I said Lawson was no different to Lin playing along side Harden. Lawson was the “elite” pg while playing on the Nuggets. I did my prediction for Hornets – Top 5 EC and they said it’s crazy because of Magic, Bucks, Wizards, Bulls, etc…
    Well, this season it’s the same for me – Top 5 EC for the Nets.

  • martan267

    What kind of an excuse is this!?!? What California high school player of the year is not that good!?!? Ridiculous argument. Asinine excuse. So you just ignore everything that JLin accomplished during his high school career.

  • BobbyH

    Well, I don’t agree the part that Davis said Knicks without Melo with Lin as the best player on the team won’t go to playoff. And he emphasizes that all players on the team would agree to that and 7 games winning streak was more of Lin being fresh and everybody tired from lockout and tense schedule and Lin getting hot. There were two variables after the 7 Linsanity games: Melo coming back and DA left.

    We will never knew that, didn’t we? Without Melo, and if DA stayed, things could be different.

    But this indeed shows that not every player on the team is a fan of Linsanity.

  • norah mackenzie

    baron davis is probably bitter as heck and it reflects that during this podcast. disappointed in him

  • Yura

    What the h*** is that… it’s almost as if the designers are mocking Harden lol

  • Yura

    Agreed

  • Yura

    this is even uglier. Even we can design better than that!

  • sport

    Baron Davis is bitter cause Lin started over him during Linsanity. Obviously many players on the team were jealous of Lin during his break out on the Knicks.

  • sport

    LOL that was fun, never heard of Turkish ice cream before until now.

  • KHuang

    In practice, Baron Davis got DESTROYED by Lin.

    Davis shouldn’t feel bad – LOTS of players get destroyed by Lin in practices.

    I also don’t think that Baron Davis in his All Star prime was better than Lin now.

  • KHuang

    Prediction:

    Knicks (7th or 8th seed) vs Nets (1st or 2nd seed) in the playoffs.

    Knicks will be “heavily favored” to “sweep” the higher seeded Nets 4-0.

    Nets EASILY win, 4-1 or 4-2.

  • norah mackenzie

    well it seems that the list of pple who didn’t like linsanity grows longer – so far amare/melo/jr smith/baron davis. my observations – is it that hard for pple to at least be happy for the guy.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w you. Lin took over Baron Davis job… don’t think he like it at all.

  • lleepar

    Nets Daily has just put up an article asking whether Jeremy will finally get flagrant foul calls next season.
    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/29/12690160/will-jeremy-lin-finally-get-flagrant-calls-this-season

  • heart

    Read and save this article: “Kenny Atkinson: Roster, not system, will dictate Brooklyn Nets’ offense, defense”, By Net Income @NetsDaily on August 23, 2016,10:00a. It’s filled w/ good info about Coach Atkinson’s coaching philosophy. http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/8/23/12603444/kenny-atkinson-roster-not-system-will-dictate-brooklyn-nets-offense

  • heart

    We can safely assumed that BDavis is Melo’s friend, and he was among one of the Knicks teammates who didn’t want to acknowledge Lin’s talents. After five seasons past, BDavis is still repeating the false narrative/sentiment that the media and some jealous haters labeled Lin as the ‘flash in the pan’/ ‘one-week-wonder’ player, instead of recognizing Lin’s true talents which had helped and propelled the Knicks to the playoff during the Linsanity era. BDavis has revealed his true self to us. We now know the truth.

  • Michael

    Show me the list of all the players of the year who didn’t accept one single offer, cause he wasn’t good enough. And the fact that he based his decision on one game, speaks even more about his ability to evaluate talent. He did get one thing right though, not playing for him was one of the best things that could’ve happened for Lin 😛

  • Michael

    Yes, I was surprised at how agile he is for his size.

  • Michael

    I think it’s supposed to mimic his beard, if you look at the mouth of the shoe…..they look like my sneakers that I left outside for over a year though 😛

  • Michael

    What are they called anyways? Euro-flops, which actually sounds quite comfortable. The color is…ugh though.

  • Michael

    They predicted 34 wins for Charlotte last year, turned out it was 34 losses and 48 wins. Sure hope these people aren’t into gambling.

  • Michael

    Agreed and the MV was shot in 1 day. It’s not like this is how he spent his whole summer. ….Can’t wait for this upcoming season. Are we there yet, = =

  • Sophie Paris

    Very kpopish. Funny to see Jlin with Jay, I bet he would have done it just to get ice cream lol

  • HVJoy

    I hear you. It has been a long summer without NBA games indeed! 🙁

    The MV generated a lot of attention from the national media in the past 3 days. This one is from the Washington Post:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/26/jeremy-lin-dances-plays-piano-in-taiwanese-pop-stars-bizarre-music-video/

    On Lin’s popularity in China, a surprised Marvin Williams was quoted.
    “When we went to China … I’ve never seen anything like that. It was literally the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen,” Charlotte’s Marvin Williams, a then-teammate of Lin’s, said ahead of the 2015-16 season (via NBA.com).
    “When we landed and the door opened, there were instantly people rushing onto the place with cameras trying to find him. It was crazy.”

  • KHuang

    Unlike today’s NBA coaches and analysts who I think mistakenly think that having big men shoot 3 pointers opens up the court for guards and forward to drive easily to the rim, I think it’s Hamilton’s post up skills that will open things up for Lin.

    I don’t want a return to Lakers basketball where Boozer and Hill and Sacre and Kelly all floated around at the 3 point line and midrange, all afraid to drive the ball inside because they knew they’d get their shots blocked down low. That resulted in the opposing big men ganging up on Lin on the perimeter and forcing Lin to make wild kamikaze dashes at the rim just to get past the high double and triple teams.

    If Hamilton and Lopez are down low as big men acting like big men, that’ll peel defenders off Lin up high while also giving Lin two elite inside scoring big men to pass to if opposing shot blockers come over to help Lin’s defenders after Lin’s gotten into the paint.

    I’m hoping that the 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nets reverse the trend of centerless smallball by featuring two elite 7 foot scorers who overpower smaller guys on both ends of the court and use their length to defend the perimeter smoothly without stepping all the way out to the 3 point line.

  • KHuang

    OF COURSE he’ll get flagrant foul calls.

    Nothing happens on NBA courts without the NBA’s approval.

    Before every game, the NBA sends its representatives to tell the refs which players to abuse and which teams to give the advantage to. Until now, it’s been “Bash Lin, it’s what the fans want to see”.

    But ever since the Lin fan video outcry that made the NBA into a national laughing stock, the NBA has officiated Lin fairly.

    Now that Lin is the face of Brooklyn and isn’t an unwanted player who his own team is trying to eject, any missed flagrant calls will be hotly contested by Nets management. But I don’t think many calls will be missed simply because the NBA doesn’t like it when they’re taunted in the media for beating up Lin.

  • KHuang

    Jealousy is part of ALL basketball teams, at any level.

    The trick is not letting that jealousy poison a team’s management from breaking up a team like Linsanity that was WINNING.

    In the case of the Knicks, owner James Dolan is the typical old school New Yorker that hates Asians. So even if the Knick players and coaches and CAA all wanted Lin back, Lin would have been race ejected anyway.

  • Yura

    Is there a link? I would love to see anyone get destroyed by Lin! I only saw the one with Harden

  • KHuang

    I have no problem with Baron Davis being bitter over Jeremy Lin.

    If a player like Davis gets outplayed by a better younger player like Lin, Davis losing his job to that younger player is a natural healthy outcome that’s good for the game. And one day, an athletically declining and aging Lin himself will be outplayed by a better younger player and lose his job the exact same way.

    This is the NBA which is the most cutthroat league in basketball, and it’s GOOD FOR THE GAME.

  • KHuang

    This was formally reported in the media, though I don’t have the link.

    What happened in Knick practices is that after Linsanity broke out, Baron Davis was ready to come back.

    So D’Antoni and the Knicks ran scrimmages, Lin on one side and Davis on the other. And the Knicks were shocked to discover that young spry Lin outplayed the aging hobbled Davis.

    Mike Woodson, when he came back as coach, wanted to DNP CD Lin. So did Woodson’s mentor Larry Brown who wasn’t affiliated with the Knicks but said that “Lin is a career backup at best, he has no chance of being good enough to start in the NBA” But that would’ve meant career suicide for Woodson, so Lin started and DOMINATED. Of course, Davis got his starting job back as soon as Lin went down with the knee injury.

    The thing is that Baron Davis wasn’t even brought back the next season after Lin was ejected off the Knicks. For once, the Knicks did something right in not bringing back Baron Davis who had enjoyed a glorious career and was ready for retirement. Too bad it didn’t apply to Marcus Camby, Rasheed Wallace, Jason Kidd, and other washed up Knick players who were Lin’s race replacements.

  • KHuang

    Well, the NBA is a BUSINESS.

    And that’s a GOOD thing.

    Otherwise we’d have been “treated” to the horrific sight of “Baron Davis DNP-injured” the season after Linsanity.

    Not even Carmelo Anthony’s friendship could have brought back the aging hobbled Davis who was almost as useless athetically as Kobe Bryant in his final 4 seasons.

  • lleepar
  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s a picture of the family during Steve’s time in Toronto. Always nice to see kids who are healthy and happy.

    Steve attended Marquette University, in Milwaukee.
    __________

  • Acbc

    It’s just bias that has been used by all coaches and GMs against Lin. When ever Lin has a bad game, it’s because that’s his true level. When ever John Wall has a bad game, it’s rookie learning curve. Whenever Lin has great games it’s a fluke and beyond the limits of his talent. Whenever John Wall has a good game, it’s because he’s the number 1 draft choice.

    It’s just idiotic logic of bias and racial discrimination.

  • rookie75094

    I watch the movie ” now you see me 2″ last night… Jay Chou is in it.

  • Jamie

    he got calls in the playoffs
    it was good to see

  • Click Click

    Bucks doing Novak a solid here. They could’ve tossed him to the curb, but decided to give him another year, since he was injured last year and only played 19 total minutes for them…

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2016/08/29/steve-novak-signs-deal-return-bucks/89558240/

    Also good to see Novak work hard during the offseason at their facility to give them a reason to resign him.

    Too bad Bucks also signed Jason Terry. Wish that dirty bum would retired and leave the NBA already. Can’t stand the guy for pushing and tripping Lin last year.

  • Whitman Lam

    Wonderful guy, “Novakaine” ! I wish that Landry Fields could stay in the NBA.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Landry cheering the signing of Steve Novak. Nice to see old teammates sticking together …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/landryfields/status/770373198768541696

  • KHuang

    The Bucks signed Novak to improve their abysmal 3 pt shooting, but it’s not going to work.

    The Bucks have two slow PGs in Michael Carter Williams and Matthew Dellavedova who are not quickfooted enough to beat opposing PGs off the dribble. And because of that, the Bucks aren’t able to cause defenses to collapse on dribble penetrators which then opens up scoring all over the court. The Bucks don’t even have their lone perimeter driving threat from the last two seasons, Jerryd Bayless who’s like a slower Jeremy Lin.

    Now if the Bucks post up Khris Middleton, Novak might get some residual open looks from opposing defenders help defending against Middleton and the ensuing defensive rotations that would leave Novak open. But as we Lin fans know all too well, Novak doesn’t have any ability to create his own shot from anywhere on the court.

    At least Novak’s unsung skill makes him a perfect fit for the slowfooted but rugged Bucks: DEFENSE. Novak is a solid, perhaps elite defender. Like the rest of the Bucks who defend hard but have trouble scoring, Steve Novak would actually fit right in!

  • KHuang

    I wrote that Lin fans WANT Terry to play.

    Lin has historically beaten Terry badly in games, which is why Terry gets frustrated being unable to make anything work against Lin.

    I’m all for Lin outplaying Terry MORE.

  • Yura

    Thanks for the info! Appreciate the insight.

  • Yura

    His kids look half asian lol. Cute family

  • Yura

    Yes that’s why Terry gets so aggressive and violent. Frustrated…to be outplayed by an ASIAN, that’s probably what’s going through his head.

  • blueCypher

    Good for Novak. Nets might have a younger version of him in Joe Harris 🙂

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah terry is just another frustrated guy – he probably thought he wd be staying on with the rockets forever though

  • norah mackenzie

    never – jeremy lin is asian and can never age!!! LOL I refuse to allow it – heh

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    My internet is slow..Was Davis dismissive of Linsanity?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agreed…That will eventually happen to everyone….A younger guy will eventually come along and will take your spot because you’re getting older and losing athleticism.

    If Lin remains a starter long enough, he’ll eventually go through it like every older starter.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I disagree with that..Davis, in his prime, was a total freak of nature with explosive athleticism.

  • KHuang

    Given that the Bucks have zero perimeter penetration from
    MCW and Delly, Lin fans get to see a lot more of Terry than Terry would like!

  • KHuang

    It would take a lot for Joe Harris to become as elite a defensive player as Novak is.

  • KHuang

    Jason Terry is merely the latest Lin race replacement on the Rockets who turned out not to have enough game to help the Rockets win the way they did with Lin.

    Once the original Lin race replacement Patrick Beverley washes out of not just the Rockets but the NBA entirely (whoever gets him next is going to suddenly realize that Beverley can’t shoot, can’t pass, can’t dribble, and REALLY cannot defend), then the string of Lin race replacements being total failures in Houston will come to a merciful end.

  • norah mackenzie

    i can hardly wait for beverly to buzz off – he is just another harden groupie. interesting that after so much talk nobody wants to go to houston to work with harden esp since he is so “good” at defense. LOL – it is like a merry go around there –

  • Click Click

    Lin is supposedly back in Brooklyn…

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/770639974194671616

  • Arsenium12 .

    Looks like Jeremy is helping to promote a new film called “Snakehead” …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/briflys/status/770109337872306176

  • HY C

    I thought Novak’s weakness is his defense, no?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy is involved with a number of “rewards” for the film Snakehead. They include :

    – a signed Nets jerseys for 5 people who donate $500 toward the film (those have been taken).
    – 2 Nets tickets and a meet & greet with Jeremy for each of 2 people who donate $1,500 or more (those have been taken).
    – Nets tickets and a meeting with Jeremy for each of 2 people who donate $5,000 or more (those are still available).

    Go here and scroll down (look to the right for “Pledges”) : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arowanafilms/snakehead
    __________

  • takeme2cruz

    ESPN summer forecast 1st time all-star. Surprisingly Lin got 1 vote from them (bottom in PG position). Kemba got 16.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17338585/2016-summer-forecast-most-likely-first-all-stars

  • Yura

    When I’m bored, I watch Hardens infamous defensive Shaqtin a fool videos. Makes me 😂

  • Click Click

    LOL Lin’s not a morning guy. I can relate…

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/770691493140979712

  • Michael

    Haha yeah, Can’t leave him around sweets.

  • Michael

    He’s a smart defender, he will probably not rack up a lot of stats, but he’s always in the right position for himself and his teammates. Have to check but I believe the Knicks defensive rating was highest Pre All star game with him on the court. (the offensive rating was amazing too). I mean if he had Hardenesque defense I doubt they’d be able to accomplish that.

    PS: I only selected line-ups that played longer than 8 minutes on the court together.

  • Steppen03

    Will not go that far … #1 or #2 ?? If they are 1 or 2 – Nets will be the favorite over NYK. Cavs, Raptors, Celtics, Pacers ?? I’m fine with Nets at 4th or 5th.

  • psalm234

    @Sportige
    Jeremy Lin’s point guard “personality”, according to Partnow’s MBTI.Interesting stuff.
    More: http://imgur.com/a/a7vQo
    https://twitter.com/Sportige/status/770677809643655168

  • Sinners_Gospel

    He played a lot of off ball last season and not many threes. Thats a pretty good way of depicting PG’s

  • lleepar

    The site shows charts for 78 point guards that played over 500 minutes last season. I’m not sure if Jeremy’s stats are being judged by only those minutes he played point guard, or whether the stats reflect all the minutes he played.

    But the charts are interesting, if only for comparison purposes. It helps to read the “Intro” first to get a feel for what they are trying to show. Following is how they calculated the values for the four items measured.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8268f3eafd19fc6c48f4ee31dfd10b736251f5b656a30d47e2039a455bdd556.jpg

  • Click Click

    I’m rooting for Tebow to make it to the MLB. He has the same high character and work ethic as Lin. Was also hated for his outspoken Christianity.

    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/770726075022401536

  • Rick Johnson

    I wish they were working on Linsanity 2.0

  • occupatio

    saying novak is an elite defender is madness.

  • takeme2cruz

    The hate to Tim Tebow from the media was worse than Lin ever had.

  • joy

    Is there any reason why the media hate him so much?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Snakehead?! head of snake!

  • Yura

    It’s the Media. Media hates Christianity. 🙁

  • Yura

    Do you follow other Asian baseball players like Suzuki, Choo, Oh?

  • Yura

    Do you sometimes wonder if Lin MAY or MAY NOT be a part of the illuminati? Did you ever look at his symbol? It looks like the all seeing eye. Idk. He seems like a perfect candidate for illuminati to chase after, to use as a puppet. He’s a devote Christian. I just hope he doesn’t lose his way and become ‘bad’ like all those celebrities.

  • blueCypher

    He gets tons of hate but he gets tons of attention as well. Dude attracted so much media for a “showcase”

  • Michael

    Jealous of his popularity, and feeling he gets special treatment. Both of which they feel he is undeserving of. For example this gentleman https://youtu.be/gTSdFWAb9q8

  • Click Click

    Only Chien-Ming Wang and that’s mainly because he played for the Yankees (my favorite team) and was the team’s best pitcher for 2 and a half years until he was injured.

  • norah mackenzie

    there are so many of them lol

  • Click Click

    He gets attention because he still has a lot of fans and because sports media wants him to fail. He gets attention because he’s a freak of nature and extremely gifted athletically. Like Lin, any article or show that mentions Tebow will get clicks and views. Tebow is great for ratings, great for attention, great for generating $$$, just like Lin.

    Tebow won the Heisman, won the national championship twice in college, and performed well in the NFL. He helped the Broncos come back from a terrible start in the 2011 season and led them to the playoffs. He’s been smeared by media 24/7 and treated way more unfairly than Lin by NFL teams (and we all know how unfairly Lin’s been treated).

    Here are Tebow’s stats:

    http://www.nfl.com/player/timtebow/497135/careerstats

    The NFL allows criminals, rapists, drug and alcohol abusers, cheaters, and unpatriotic scrubs who are way worse than Tebow to stay in the league for years, but they got rid of Tebow ASAP.

  • Click Click

    NBA 2K disrespecting and underrating Lin (and the Nets) as usual…

    https://i.imgur.com/kci8wXG.jpg

    Kemba got a very high rating, but the rest of the Hornets didn’t.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrJc4PjWgAA4oMC.jpg

  • JFirst

    Rooting for Wang too, although I don’t understand baseball at all … hahaha

  • JFirst

    I can totally relate. I used to ask prospective assistants: Are you a morning person coz I’m not. You’ll be doing the morning daily reports

  • takeme2cruz

    His devotion to Christianity.

  • KHuang

    Whoa, Tebow is good enough athletically to shift from the NFL to MLB?

    I don’t care what anybody says, that is some FREAKISH ATHLETICISM Tebow’s got there.

  • KHuang

    I definitely wouldn’t say worse, but Tebow didn’t have ASIAN AMERICAN FANS fighting back against the media like Lin does.

  • KHuang

    ABSOLUTELY NOT, it’s his strength.

  • KHuang

    But it’s TRUE – and STATISTICALLY PROVEN.

    It’s madness on your part to pretend Novak cannot defend, especially since Truehoop wrote a very detailed article about how exactly he gets those elite defensive numbers.

  • KHuang

    I would not say Amare Stoudemire disliked Linsanity.

    He’s actually been Lin’s biggest Knick supporter on and off the court.

  • KHuang

    And Lin ISN’T a total freak of nature with explosive athleticism, likely more so than the smaller and slower and frailer Davis?

    I’ve watched far more Baron Davis than I’ve watched Lin. There is so much Lin does that All Star Davis could never do, like singlehandedly beating the Spurs from 23 down or effectively guarding 6’9″ athletic forwards among other things.

    I’ll take Lin over Baron Davis’s All Star prime ANYDAY.

  • KHuang

    The mostly white media believes that only blacks can rule in athletics.

  • KHuang

    Whoever gets Beverley after Houston, they’re gonna be stunned at how bad his game is.

  • Click Click

    Adidas hoodie ad featuring Lin:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrKgP7MUMAAX928.jpg

  • joy

    Can you imagine when Lin has his own daughter?
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/770794669659688960

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah i guess

  • norah mackenzie

    beverly is an embarassment and that is enough. there was the match between the rockets and the warriors and he just pulled the ball from klay thompson – wtf? nobody does that

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m also rooting to Tebow because he’s a Christian and the liberal media can’t stand Tebow because of it.

    He did pretty well in batting practice and was hitting a lot of powerful Home Runs…But during live pitching, he was okay..wasn’t hitting too many HR’s.

  • norah mackenzie

    so many articles abt jeremy lin popping up all over the place – is it good or nerve wracking

  • BobbyH

    Is she holding Oxford dictionary? LOL!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy visiting “Facebook Building 23” in Menlo Park, apparently from yesterday. There was a number of pictures with fans.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/770816168567242752

  • CaliUSMC
  • CJSHYY

    Season will begin soon…. really can’t wait… Haha!
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/770992086837448705

  • Click Click
  • CaliUSMC

    Thanks mang <3

  • grover chang

    Score! Lin is now considered an adequate starter. Hahaha

  • Yura

    I’m so sad that I can’t watch any of the games live except the Saturday ones :/ I hate my life! And my 9-6 job!

  • Yura

    I wonder what shoes he’s wearing.

  • Alaingrvis

    im in college classes end at 7:40 on monday and Wednesday and 8:40 on tuesdays and thurday. Also looking for a weekend job. I hope i will be able to watch most of the games. Haven’t missed 1 game in 4 years. Even the preseason games

  • Yura

    Are you EST? I’m PST and I’m still at work when the game starts. I’m going to try and watch it discreetly.

  • Alaingrvis

    East. I m in florida for college. Its going to be interesting how i manage watching all the games this season

  • takeme2cruz

    Consider yourself lucky having a job.

  • Whitman Lam

    They already made a movie about this, it’s called “Revenge of the Green Dragons”, starring Kev Jumba and Harry Shum Jr.

  • Lin Dunn

    Oh well, enjoy the Sat games then. Give us some reports.

  • Lin Dunn

    Nah, probably Einstein’s theory on relativity.

  • Yura

    Didnt know people needed to give reports to be on this site. I’m here to gain info. That a problem?

  • Click Click

    Tebow signed a multi-year deal with adidas. Would be cool if Lin and Tebow did some promotions together…

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17423864/tim-tebow-signs-apparel-deal-adidas

    Supposedly, 5-6 MLB teams are interested in signing Tebow.

    https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/770723366084816896

    Tebow would be giving up millions of dollars to try and make it to the MLB.

    http://amylawrence.radio.cbssports.com/2016/08/31/tebow-scout-he-would-be-giving-up-millions-to-play-baseball/?cid=twitter_CBSSportsRadio

    “Everyone is talking about this is a PR stunt for his agency, as well as Tim Tebow,” Ward said. “Tim would be giving up millions of dollars as an ESPN analyst for college football. He makes millions of dollars as an analyst. He’d be giving all of that up. It’s a giant pay cut. Say he signs at a max of $100,000 and then he’s making $2,000 for six months next summer. That’s not ideal. That’s a definite pay cut by a ton. So I don’t believe this was a PR stunt. I do believe that Tim actually wants to do this.”

    One of the best first baseman of our generation, Mark Teixeira, was flattered his swing was compared to Tebow’s.

    http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/94591/mark-teixeira-flattered-by-tim-tebow-comparison

  • HVJoy

    Preseason starts on Oct. 6 — in 36 days!
    2016-2017 season starts on Oct. 26 — in 56 days!
    http://www.nba.com/nets/schedule

    I’ve hungered for your “game” a long lonely time,
    and, time goes by so slowly…

  • occupatio

    the shape shows him not being ‘on ball’ so its surely his total numbers.

  • Michael

    Right now anything but Harden’s will do lol.

  • Michael

    One of the best in the paint defensive guards in the league….gets an F for INS D?

  • Lin Dunn

    I mean if you go to live games, let us know your experience.

  • KHuang

    Lin had “trouble [defending] against Dwayne Wade in the playoffs”, according to the artlcle?

    Can somebody explain how that allegedly happened?

  • KHuang

    Another dumb racist video game that hates Lin with no basis in real life stats or video.

  • KHuang

    Lin has always come into NBA training camp as the most well conditioned guard in the NBA in full midseason form.

    But Lin’s teammates? Other than Bojan Bogdanovic, none of them appear to be even close to Lin’s level of conditioning. Doesn’t matter that the Nets staff is working hard with those players.

    Training camp will be a real physical shock for all of Lin’s teammates. They’ll find themselves working much harder than they ever have in their entire lives, including the veterans.

    And then once training camp is over, the actual games start. Most of Lin’s teammates, even the veterans, will be playing far more minutes than they’re accustomed to. The young players will take it the hardest, as none of them have any longstanding NBA experience in getting through an entire season as rotation regulars. A lot of conditioning in the NBA doesn’t happen unless players get actual consistent minutes in regulation games.

    For the Nets to win, the entire team has to get into better shape. And they WILL, just like all of Lin’s teams in the NBA have always done.

  • takeme2cruz

    Exactly but I can understand how the media work, they go extra miles to protect league super-star even twisted the truth.

  • KHuang

    It’s all about MEDIA RACISM AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS, not just Lin.

    Same racist crap as always.

  • Yura

    Oh! I totally misunderstood you. I was like what reports.. Sorry

  • spiderman

    I always find it amusing when someone accuses Lin of slacking off (or having too much fun) in the off-season

  • 1mtoldman

    if you want the wait to feel even worse you could note that the actual nba preseason overall starts oct 1 and that there are 23 nba pre season games before the nets (and lin) play even 1.

  • 1mtoldman

    big upgrade from the traditional. ” career bench player”.

  • spiderman

    Great observation:

    “Can somebody explain how Lin gets “beat” when he’s DELIBERATELY letting guys go past him so that he can strip them or swat them…”

  • norah mackenzie

    did these pple actually see the playoffs ? i remember things differently

  • blueCypher

    Millions of dollars as an analyst on TV ? Really, I guess so.

  • norah mackenzie

    it is more his general attitude tbh – he thinks that saying yes to harden is the most important thing – he is “loyal” but what about the team? zip – i think the rockets made their biggest mistake by getting harden and extending his contract – cos the guy may have the skills but not the locker room touch – judging from what i see from him

  • zxcvb

    Not only that, but it’s extremely important to rest your body in the offseason, especially if you don’t do PEDs (and you know a lot of NBA “stars” use HGH and steroids).

  • zxcvb

    That Wade comment is really laughable. Lin wasn’t even on Wade very much (it was Lee when Batum wasn’t playing), and when he was, he did better than his “defensive stopper” teammates. It was Courtney “3 & D” Lee who kept getting torched in the clutch.

    While Lin will get beat off the dribble, like all point guards…”

    If that happens to “all point guards,” then why mention it? If anything, Lin’s combination of strength and speed makes him one of the toughest PGs to get past. You need to run him through hard screens (often multiple screens) to get the necessary separation.

  • occupatio

    wade comment was obviously confirmation bias. viewer expects wade to burn lin, and when wade scores, there’s the ‘evidence’, nevermind that lin didnt make it easy for him. and it’s not as if it even happened many times.

  • occupatio

    as for the writer saying lin gets beaten off the dribble ‘like all point guards’, i dont actually think that was underhanded criticism. it’s due to how the writer worked out the sentence. he needed to find a way to introduce lin recovering well on defense, so he plugged in why someone would need to recover, hence he opened with that comment. you can quibble with his writing style, but it’s not much more than that IMO.

  • occupatio

    yes, hilarious. actually i think that ‘INS’ refers to inside scoring, so for a guard that would be dribble penetration. i dont play the game so im not 100% sure.

    kemba got a 85 or 86 score. that game is so ridiculous.

  • leryeo

    I am boycotting NBA 2K17 this year!

    Look at the ratings for Jeremy and tell me this is a joke!

    His rating from last year is still the same despite the excellent season he had. Furthermore I don’t really want to play the game if they never update his hairstyles in game (they do this with most black players in the game for some reason) or his ratings in a accurate manner.

    All I want to do is play as Jeremy but in a accurate fashion both in terms of his play style and his appearance. Hopefully this will happen before Jeremy retires. Here’s to wishful thinking.

  • KHuang

    Excellent post.

  • KHuang

    Another excellent post.

  • KHuang

    Lin is the only NBA player I’ve ever seen who NEVER GIVES UP ON A PLAY.

    He’s always dialed in on a play, never takes a play off.

    Too many times, people mistakenly think that Lin gets “beaten” off the dribble. But then he uses that elite quickness to chase down the ballhandler and almost always gets the stop.

    Since Linsanity, I’ve been saying that Lin is the best defensive guard I’ve ever seen in my decades of watching the NBA. He is THE ultimate perimeter defensive pit bull of the NBA.

  • Alaingrvis

    The rating is expected.based on last year. If Lin plays well it will go up on its own

  • Sophie Paris

    I work day time and watch games at nights. But often I just fell asleep… lol

  • spiderman

    How dare he take a rest — especially in the offseason!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jericho Middle School, in Jericho, NY, on Long Island, would like Jeremy to help kick-off their anti-bullying campaign.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/JerichoMS/status/771366081936166912

  • Whitman Lam

    LOL, Luis Scola an F on 3-pointers.

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, Lin gave up all of TWO (2) made baskets by Dwayne Wade in the Heat vs. Hornets series.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lin will play well. Ahh can’t wait I miss his game

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol

  • Alaingrvis

    Hope i can watch all games now i am in college but yea i cant wait

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is a post today from Jeremy on Facebook :

    This past year, I got the chance to meet Ava Lee — an 8 year old from Chicago who was diagnosed with Leukemia twice and is fighting for her life every day. The funny thing about this whole situation is that people think I’m the one who’s making a difference in her life. Yes, I invited them to our Bulls game, spent time meeting the family afterwards, sent hilarious emails throughout the year, visited her in Seattle and prayed for her and her family. But whenever someone asks me about her, the only thing I really talk about is how much Ava has impacted me. I’m not just saying this to say this. Trust me, I’m not one to jump at typing long blog type entries and since graduating from college I’ve gone out of my way to avoid anything related to Microsoft Word (thank God my office is the gym).

    But I couldn’t stay silent on this topic. I love hanging out with Ava and we’re probably not too far off in maturity level haha. In fact the other day, she brought out a “doctors kit” to play with and inside were real hospital tools. For those who don’t know, I’m DEATHLY afraid of needles, so while she was nonchalantly playing “doctor” with her kit, I was trying my hardest not to look knowing if I spotted anything that reminded me of needles, I’d freak out…foreal. Ava is legit the sweetest, purest-hearted little girl I've ever met…I can’t emphasize this enough. Whether it's her natural smile, adorable emails, surprisingly difficult jokes or hospitality (when we visited in Seattle, she gave me a full menu of options and prepared any food/drink I requested), everyone who meets her instantly feels her personality and joy. I struggle with joy because I let my circumstances weigh me down too often, but interacting with Ava reminds me what pure joy looks like.

    Ava also encourages me with perspective. These days, my complaints at the end of the day are new blisters from five on five, an email that rubbed me the wrong way, a workout where I shot poorly or a cloudy day when Palo Alto should be blue skies and sunny. But when I pray for Ava, when I read Esther's blog (Ava's mom) or when I come across a picture on my phone of her, everything changes. Ava and her family don't have the luxuries of time, comfort or certainty. Every passing moment must be cherished. Every day can't be wasted. Everything they do must have an eternal, heavenly perspective. Because they're staring death in the eye and tomorrow isn't guaranteed. The refining fire God has put them through is 100x hotter than the one I'm going through, which is why I'm constantly inspired. Ava encourages me with childlike faith and strength to persevere. Esther's blogs make me think of life in a brand new way. It's like some of David's psalms. They start with the rawest emotions of venting, anger or please, but end in renewed strength and hope in Jesus.

    Today, during my Chipotle (surprise) lunch, my trainer talked about how he's spent every morning since Seattle praying for Ava and re-evaluating his heart/attitude for the day. Ava's touching so many people's lives and God is working even in the "valley." And it's why she's impacted me more than she knows and done way more for me than I've done for her.

    But at the end of the day, this isn’t about me, nor is it about Ava. Our calling and our lives are all to point to the one true Savior. No one knows how the story will end, but Ava and her family are fighting. And every day they fight, Jesus’ glory is revealed. Every obstacle they overcome impacts His kingdom. If there’s one thing I’ve observed, it’s that the Lee family has been brought to their knees and felt the realest feeling of defeat and fear. But God not once left them, He picks them up when they fall, He gives them strength when they are weak. That is life, that is God. And Ava is filled with God, which is why I can’t stay silent.

    See : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1817447195156547&id=1456505354584068

  • Michael

    = = if that was for inside scoring it’s ridiculous indeed.

  • Michael

    Imagine what would happen if spiderman ever took a rest.

  • Michael

    Lin-da?

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Jeremy is a very good writer. The story of Ava and her family is truly inspiring. Here’s an inspiring book on the subject of pain- “Where is God When It Hurts?” by Philip Yancey.

  • Yura

    Hahaha

  • Arsenium12 .

    A new haircut for Jeremy, in honour of his newborn nephew. Follow the Instagram link. …
    ____________________
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ1rgW_hi-g/?taken-by=jlin7

  • Arsenium12 .

    The new haircut …
    __________

  • grover chang

    If Tebow loves football so much, why didn’t he just play another position. He has the athleticism to play and learn a new position. I don’t understand why he stomps off and tries to play baseball just because he can’t play quarterback. Smacks of me that he has to be the center of attention and not a role player. I don’t believe his Christianity turned people off, it was his whoring for fame that did him in. .

  • Click Click

    Maybe because he’s actually good at being a QB and not other positions in football? Maybe because the NFL doesn’t want him in the league and would’ve tried their best to make him fail at any position they said he would’ve been good at?

    You don’t win the Heisman, 2 national championships, and lead your team from being down 1-4 games to a playoff appearance and win AS THE QB, if you suck like ESPN, the media, and NFL would want fans to believe. It’s not about the attention, it’s about what’s fair and unfair, what’s right and what’s wrong. Tebow deserved to be in the NFL as a QB more than at least half of the scrub QBs in the league, but they hated him and his fans, so they smeared the crap out of Tebow and drove him out.

  • Click Click

    Lin is very wise beyond his years. I’m pretty sure Lin knows these Bible verses very well:

    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NASB – I usually use KJV, but NASB is easier to understand for most people)

    7 Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me—to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2012:7-10&version=NASB

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it ain’t even accurate based on last year

  • martan267

    NBA.com is doing team evaluations, calling it 30 Teams 30 Days. The Brooklyn Nets will be featured on Sept 3rd. Here is the link to schedule of the evaluations:

    http://www.nba.com/news/30-teams-30-days-2016-17-schedule/index.html

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ask Derrick Rose who saw his shot swatted away.

  • KHuang

    They should let ME kick off the anti bullying campaign.

    When I was a race hated kid who was fist fighting constantly against 3 or more opponents at a time, only ONE thing worked: cracking racists upside the head and loudly trash talking them as I did it.

    Hmmm, maybe I would NOT be the best anti bullying coach…

  • KHuang

    Lin swatted Rose’s MVP career away on that single play.

    Rose said after the game that he heard a pop in his knee when Lin was blocking his shot.

    Rose hasn’t been the same since that Chicago game in which MVP Rose needed 30 shots to score 30 points against an undrafted Asian nobody.

  • Rick James

    what a heart breaking story. Hopefully Ava has a full recovery.

  • KHuang

    Lin, the NBA’s new CLEAN FAMILY SUPERSTAR

    He’s unintentionally creating a higher standard for professional athletes to follow.

  • KHuang

    The Nets will be trashed, for sure.

    It’ll be “Lin’s fault” that the Nets are projected to be a bad team.

    Every American media publication sings this same tired tune year after year after year after year after year after year.

  • heart

    The NBA sets up the Nets w/ such a hard schedule for this coming season before the All-Star break. It’s not even funny… What do you think, Khuang? We know Lin will do his best, but this is a whole new roster w/ new coach…

  • martan267

    That’s what I’m looking to see on how they will portray Lin. Here are a couple of thoughts on what they may say:
    1. Lin is new and improved and will do well statistically, but really can’t do a whole much of anything with a team of old guys and young scrubs. Also the brand new coach and GM don’t know how to evaluate and get talent. Nets will be last or 2nd to last in their division and the whole Eastern Conference.

    2. Lin won’t be able to handle being a starter, because he’s been a backup this whole time and wasn’t effective as a starter in the past. But, he has “star-like” qualities which may lead to a few wins. Same prediction of last or next to last for the team.

    I’d be happily surprised if it’s better than these two types of evaluation. Which could happen if NBA wants to help out the Nets team and garner more Chinese fans worldwide, which would help the NBA as a whole.

    If this was an ESPN evaluation, hand down Lin would be trashed.

  • Joe what do you know

    Wow… Seriously? Inside scoring a “C+”? He should AT LEAST get a “B+” for it. Perimeter D should be a solid B if not B+. Rebound should be a C to C-, Playmaking should definitely be an A- to A… His overall should be at least 79….

  • KHuang

    Difficult?

    It will be Lin’s Nets with their devastatingly unselfish fluid offense and swarming defense and two starting lineups that’s the “difficult” part of the schedule for the NBA to play against!

  • KHuang

    It’ll be the same old same old:

    1) Lin is not athletic
    2) Lin cannot defend
    3) Lin cannot shoot
    4) Lin cannot pass
    5) Lin can’t start
    6) Lin can’t stay healthy
    7) Lin is inconsistent
    8) So-and-so player will murder Lin
    9) It’s not Lin, it’s the rest of the Nets that are playing well despite Lin
    10) Lin can’t start for a winning team

    hoark, cough, burp, etc….

  • heart

    Lots of Away games… but Anything is Possible. Just hope that whenever the losing or winning streak happens, the Nets will push on to get better and “surprise the league” like you said.

  • KHuang

    There are only two ways opponents can beat the Nets:

    1) Overwhelming superstar talent gets into a shooter’s zone and simply hit crazy athletic shots against the Nets’ swarming doubleteaming attacking defense

    2) The Nets get so physically and mentally tired from competing hard and winning, they have games where they drag with empty minds and lifeless bodies.

    The Nets aren’t going to beat themselves the way almost every NBA team does.

  • Click Click

    Another 2K17 screenshot of Lin:

    https://i.sli.mg/N7T0tg.png

    Not much has changed from years ago. 2K still disrespecting and underrating Lin…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    They have Scola with an higher rating than Booker…Very interesting.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the text from nba [dot] com report on the Nets.

    To see the accompanying video clips go here : http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/shaun_powell/09/03/30-teams-in-30-days-brooklyn-nets/index.html
    __________

    Today’s team: Brooklyn Nets
    2015-16 record: 21-61

    Who’s gone: F Thaddeus Young, G Jarrett Jack, G Wayne Ellington, F/C Willie Reed

    Who’s new: G Isaiah Whitehead (via Draft); F Anthony Bennett, F Trevor Booker, G Randy Foye, C Justin Hamilton, G Jeremy Lin, F Luis Scola, G Greivis Vasquez (via free agency); G Caris LeVert

    The lowdown: After winning 49 and then 44 games following their move to Brooklyn, the Nets crashed the last two seasons, bottoming out at 21 wins in 2015-16.

    Strap in, this will take a while. The Nets are embarking on a somewhat lengthy and potentially painful process of rebuilding with few assets at their disposal. That’s like building a house with a shortage of studs. And speaking of which, the Nets don’t have any, if you haven’t noticed. Unless you count Brook Lopez.

    It’s very possible the Nets are in worse shape than any other NBA franchise. They lack a true franchise player, they aren’t carrying any young talent with huge upside, their amount of trade material is thin and they don’t own their No. 1 pick outright until 2019. Yet this is the punishment for the mistakes of ownership and management, for mortgaging the future in exchange for putting a winning product in Brooklyn.

    That strategy was unnecessary. The move from New Jersey to Brooklyn, where there are enough well-heeled residents to afford the ticket prices, had a built-in honeymoon period. The Nets could have used this time to sell the arrival of basketball, instead of winning, while stockpiling high draft picks and clearing salary cap space. Instead, they chose to rush and build a team around former All-Star Deron Williams (who was starting to fade) and boom, this is where they’ve crashed landed.

    The unenviable task of creating a battleship from scrap metal belongs to new GM Sean Marks (who comes from the San Antonio Spurs factory) and new coach Kenny Atkinson (a highly-regarded former Atlanta Hawks assistant coach and a Huntington, New York native). The duo is young and energetic and bold, but not miracle workers.

    Marks had an interesting first summer in town. He flipped one of the few assets on the roster, Young, for a first-round pick from Indiana. Remember, in their haste to be a big player in town, the Nets lost their pick to the Celtics in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade of 2013. Boston can also swap first-rounders with Brooklyn next season and own the Nets’ 2018 pick outright.

    So Marks wanted an infusion of youth and used the Pacers’ pick on LeVert, the No. 20 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He’s a shooting guard who can get rotation minutes as a rookie and playing time is up for grabs with all of the impact veterans gone. The Nets have cleansed themselves of all reminders of a grand plan gone bad, with the exception of Lopez, who is still a very functional player.

    But then Marks threw a combined $125 million at Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe, two free agents who haven’t proven themselves as solid players. The ploy backfired when the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers, respectively, matched the offers anyway. Either Marks was being borderline reckless with the Nets’ ample cash, or bold. Maybe a bit of both.

    He did manage to get Lin for a reasonable price, and the one-time New York Knicks cult hero returns, albeit with a little less shine. Lin isn’t the talent who took the city and the Knicks by storm a few years ago. Since then, he has fallen into a backup-level point guard who occasionally delivers starter-like flashes. Lin is a smart buy, an energetic overachiever who is beloved by fans and will undoubtedly bring some buzz to an arena that needs it.

    Other than Lin, the Nets also grabbed Trevor Booker and Anthony Bennett from the discount bin. Booker is a rugged forward who brings toughness and leadership, while Bennett is a former No. 1 overall pick turned bust who, if nothing else, will get the chance to salvage his career. It’s not like he’ll face plenty of challenges for minutes.

    But that’s the advantage Marks holds. Since everyone knows the Nets will struggle initially, he can take chances and rummage through dozens of long-shot players, hoping for a diamond in the rough to help inflate the number of team assets. With the draft being out of the question for another two years, Marks must be creative in the hunt for talent.

    What he didn’t do was trade Lopez, one of the better scoring centers (20.6 points) who could help a number of teams. And Lopez will remain in Brooklyn unless and until Marks is blown away by an offer.

    Maybe the Celtics can send back those remaining Brooklyn draft picks?

  • martan267

    Wow. I didn’t think my prediction on what they would say would be almost spot on. Below is what I had stated that they might write up in the evaluation:

    1. Lin is new and improved and will do well statistically, but really can’t do a whole much of anything with a team of old guys and young scrubs. Also the brand new coach and GM don’t know how to evaluate and get talent. Nets will be last or 2nd to last in their division and the whole Eastern Conference.

    2. Lin won’t be able to handle being a starter, because he’s been a backup this whole time and wasn’t effective as a starter in the past. But, he has “star-like” qualities which may lead to a few wins. Same prediction of last or next to last for the team.

    Gee- we Lin fans have seen the same malarkey articles so many times we already know what they would write before they do…

  • takeme2cruz

    Add another media who will eat worms the end of this season. Funny thing is they’d be nowhere to be found.

  • norah mackenzie

    ho hum – who cares really what all these pple think. the more they underestimate the nets the better. the media are always so keen to tear jeremy lin down – all the time. perhaps they sd focus on more important things like post jeremy lin esp – every team that jeremy left/ was traded from are in shambles. the knicks didnt want him – where are they? still with melo still on the fringes of “greatness” – having pple like rose/noah not going to help them – esp since rose’s trial is coming up with all the crappiness that will come out then. same with the rockets – with notorious ball hog aka harden being the “superstar”who gets coaches fired and nobody willing to come to houston- what have the rockets achieved but losing so many players it is funny as heck. and the lakers – enough said. so nothing new there

  • KHuang

    NBA.com trashed Lin just like I predicted earlier.

    Same old race based hate that has no basis in basketball reality, 6 years in a row.

    Usually in these hate articles, Lin is the only player that gets trashed with wrong information. It’s STRICTLY ABOUT RACE.

  • KHuang

    This is why I called Lin in 2012 “COACH KILLAH”!

  • KHuang

    Jeremy Lin is the only NBA player who gets blamed in the media for a bad season BEFORE the season even starts and then gets blamed for a bad season AFTER he propels his team to tons of victories and statistically dominant play.

  • KHuang

    We’ve been dealing with this same old tired media race based “Lin is going to ruin the season” hate rerun for the last 6 seasons.

    It’s even worse than “The Christmas Story” reruns.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A detail summary.

  • KHuang

    The “hoark cough burp” part is the most realistic “analysis” that the race based American media haters do.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The media seem to forget that Lin could create really open shots for Brook Lopez, Bojan Bogdanovic, Anthony Hamilton, Justin Hamilton, Luis Scola. Randy Foye, and Anthony Bennett. Looking forward to vast improvements of 3 points shooting next season.

  • Click Click

    Just another no-name writer who has no clue what he’s talking about. Just another negative Lin / Nets article for me to bookmark in the haters folder. Thanks for posting.

  • Jamie

    http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/rankings/
    Lin is ranked 36th among all guards in the fantasy ranking

  • Jamie

    Who’s Anthony Hamilton

  • deesee5

    Probably alot of people think he’s overrated

  • KHuang

    Anthony Hamilton is a terrific pop music star.

    I think I performed a song of his called “Point of All Things” for a R&B pro event earlier this year. I am pretty sure he’s the singer and composer of that song, at least off the top of my head.

  • KHuang

    There are so many positives that Lin brings to a team:

    1) elite helping defense, especially in the post

    2) relentless concentration

    3) fundamentally sound playrunning, people call it “unselfishness”

    4) siphons multiple defenders toward himself

    5) physically and mentally toughest player in the NBA as far as withstanding adversity goes

    6) nurtures his teammates, especially young players

    7) utter professionalism – never late, never rebellious, always supportive, competes in all drills

    8) huge marketing profile, brings tons of positive attention

  • norah mackenzie

    to dismiss jeremy lin like that – by that logic i cd say the same of carmelo – who once he started wearing the knicks uniform suddenly forgot that he was meant to win a championship ring and said openly that an olympic gold medal was good enough.

  • norah mackenzie

    they are just jealous because jeremy was in a jay chou music video – and has a better hairstyle than they do probably. heh

  • norah mackenzie

    maybe this ” reporter” sd keep his bias out of his ” reporting”

  • zxcvb

    Must have been a brain freeze! “Justin Anthony Hamilton” is the guy’s full name and that’s what the Spanish commentators refer to him as.

  • zxcvb

    I’m having a good laugh at all these “projections.” Last year, the media experts all agreed that the Blazers would be the 2nd worst team in the league and Houston would be a title contender. How did that work out?

    Lin always deals with the same race-based BS, but now he finally has a chance to expose them over a full season. I’m already imagining the excuses and backtracking from the media a few months from now.

  • norah mackenzie

    james harden is no 2??? no wonder it is fantasy. he is higher than curry??? do they include “defense” as well or just scoring

  • norah mackenzie

    i think that both marks and atkinson sd print out these type of articles and make sure everyone reads it – if it isnt enough to make pple angry and motivated – no need for sports psychologists for sure. if it makes me angry i can imagine how the guys in the article will be feeling

  • vincent

    i wonder how lin is fitting into kenny’s system. hes been back for a couple dayas now but we havent heard anything about him or the team in general…

  • Jamie

    This is fantasy ranking
    purely stats and individual production
    nothing to do with how the team will do
    No.36 on this list is not that bad
    the more selfish you are the higher ur ranking is generally

  • norah mackenzie

    i think the more the media disses on the nets and on lin esp the more motivated the latter will be. someone sd point out that the knicks is trying to distract from the whole rose issue going to trial. heh

  • Jamie

    this is for fantasy basketball
    Harden is very selfish of course he’s gonna ranked very high
    its not even a surprise

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s individual stats are going to be great now that he has the ball in his hands. If they can’t see that, then they are truly ridiculous. Even Ish Smith averaged 16/8 as a starter for the Sixers. If the Nets are going to be so terrible, then Lin will at least be able to statpad. It makes no sense, *especially* from a fantasy standpoint.

    If anything, I understand people not picking Brooklyn to win more than 30 games. But stat-wise, just playing 34mpg with 15 FGA is going to boost any PG’s stats, especially a talent like Lin who has already shown he plays like a star when given those minutes and touches.

  • norah mackenzie

    they sd have a separate basketball team for harden then. i wonder if he realises that playing means sharing with his team mates

  • norah mackenzie

    i think houston is just done for – they destroyed themselves – and hopefully will continue to do so. not a single major player is going there – their reputation also took a hit after the bosh debacle and the firing of mchale – tbh harden has not helped the rockets – they are still the same team and cannot advance further into the nba finals. ( i am biased )

  • takeme2cruz

    Piece of cake comparing to the systems of Clifford, BS and McHale.

  • vincent

    even though mchale was a terrible coach it seemed like outside of MDA he was the best fit for Lin given the stats lin had under him. obviously mchale never gave lin a chance unless he really had to and the absence of pat beverley for half the season gave lin a bigger opportunity

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Patrick Beverley is such a trash. He’s incredibly ineffective on the court.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The fact is Houston is nearly the 2nd worst team in the West. Blazers took its position.

  • zxcvb

    Kenny said in an interview that he’s not a “system guy.” He adapts to the talent he has and will implement multiple styles to best suit his players. Needless to say there will be a lot of BrookLin pick-and-roll, but there’s tons of other action they can run that Lin would be just as good at.

    Lin is a much more complete player now than in 2012. His game goes far beyond high PnR (in fact, he’s arguably better in a motion offense like the Spurs). He just needs big minutes and touches, and now he’s getting them!

  • Jamie

    doesnt matter
    fantasy wise hes great

  • Jamie

    still a huge jump from last year
    and Lin is underrated Lin might be the pick of the year
    because a lot of ppl still will overlook him

  • Jamie

    McHale at least played Lin when team needed him and he knew it
    Clifford didnt, like playoffs gm1,6 and 7

  • takeme2cruz

    1,2, 6 n 7.

  • BobbyH

    4Q in game 5

  • norah mackenzie

    I just hope that kenny lets him do things his way – nervous fan here

  • spiderman

    Kenny Atkinson’s approach sounds like a Bruce Lee quote

  • Click Click

    LOL best fit? No, McHale was the guy who made Lin into the bench player and shooting guard the league thinks of him as. McHale was the hater who constantly maligned Lin in front of the Houston media, creating a negative view of Lin to the fans, GMs, and other coaches. McHale only started Lin that first year because he had to. He couldn’t wait to bench Lin the next year.

  • KHuang

    Mchale only started Lin the 1st season because Beverley was unproven.

    Then the next season, McHale started the unproven Bev anyway but discovered the team could not win without Lin.

    McHale’s sole goal was to phase Lin off the team, even if it cost wins.

    Clifford too.

  • KHuang

    Not really.

    McHale’s Rockets starters were utterly wrecked by the Blazers.

    Lin had a better series against Portland than he did against the Heat, but the media was so wrapped up in hate that they openly refused to acknowledge Lin’s MVP level performances in the Portland playoffs.

  • KHuang

    Given that Lin typically shoots like 45 and 45 as a starter, Lin with 15 attempts would automatically be at about 14 ppg.

    Then superimpose Lin getting to the line post bash video and Lin likely will average 20 ppg or more.

  • takeme2cruz

    Just like Kemba and Clifford, Harden wanted the ball to himself as the team pg, mchale executed his wishes. Neither Beverley or Lee were better stater than lin. All in for ball hog Kemba.

  • takeme2cruz

    Based on action, Clifford was no better than Mchale.

  • takeme2cruz

    McHale benched lin final play game 6 costed them the series. Clifford did the same game 6 and 7.

  • heart

    This is an interesting article talking about the offense scheme from Chris Fleming which the Nets might or will be utilizing in the upcoming season: “What to expect from Chris Fleming’s offense?” By Anthony Puccio @APooch, Sep 4, 2016, 2:35p: http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/4/12790642/chris-fleming?utm_campaign=netsdaily&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

  • Jamie

    Yeah he did and he played more too against Portland

  • Jamie

    my bad forgot about game 2 as well

  • lleepar

    1) Make the ball see you (move and present a target or you won’t get the ball).

    This first rule (of eight rules) alone should make Jeremy’s job easier. His team mates will be responsible for moving getting themselves in position to receive passes — or they won’t get the ball.

  • psalm234

    Nice poster of Jeremy Lin

    ‏@jain0517 ^__^ thank you Lin fan Donny Yu
    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/772310410020081664

  • norah mackenzie

    mchale never liked jeremy from the start it was obvious. coaches are meant to advise not tear down their players. mchale did that to jeremy all the time.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This was tweeted by Infinity88 who said it was taken in Palo Alto yesterday. It was shot in the gym at Doc Scheppler’s school (Pinewood). Lin looks a bit bigger than last season (arms / shoulders) but that’s just an impression.
    __________

  • Alaingrvis

    Reminds me of his Rox days. He got smaller for the lakers season. IDK why just looked smaller

  • joy
  • KHuang

    You conveniently “forget” that McHale benched Lin to the point where the Rockets went out in 6 while the Hornets went out in 7.

    Thus the Rockets had a shorter playoff series than the Hornets due to Lin’s benching.

    So NO, McHale didn’t play Lin “more”.

  • norah mackenzie

    this is so good btw – though i do miss the mohawk style

  • KHuang

    Lin looks the same to me.

    He started in the NBA listed at 200 lbs. Big point guards like John Wall and Westbrook are listed at 190 lbs.

    There is no way Lin’s still at his rookie playing weight.

    I’ve said since 2013 that Lin is 215 lbs.

  • norah mackenzie

    well he was a bit better at least he praised lin more than mchale – but we sd look at the big picture – after the lakers i think his season with the hornets was his “healing time” which he did so well – and he was ready to move on from there to the nets. for whatever it is worth it was a necessary stop not only for him but for his fans i think.

  • norah mackenzie

    doesn’t he look skinnier though – i thought in charlotte he looked bulked up

  • KHuang

    ALL players in the NBA gain weight as the season progresses.

    The travel, the stress, the team meals – players put on weight as the season runs along

    When PF Jason Maxiell was in the NBA, he talked about this.

    So in Lin’s case, he starts the season slim but gains weight as he goes along.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are the details for Jeremy’s interview.
    Announcement : http://festival.newyorker.com/event/jeremy-lin-talks-vinson-cunningham/
    Theatre info : http://svatheatre.com/about/the-theatre/
    __________

    SUN., OCT. 9 — 4:30 P.M. — 90 MINUTES
    Jeremy Lin talks with Vinson Cunningham
    Restart the Linsanity!

    TICKETS — $45 ON SALE SEPT. 9
    Mastercard Stage at SVA Theatre 2
    333 West 23rd Street, New York

    Jeremy Lin is the current starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. After graduating from Harvard, where he played on the Harvard Crimson basketball team, he played for the Golden State Warriors, the New York Knicks, the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Charlotte Hornets.

    Vinson Cunningham joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2016, and writes about art, culture, politics, and sports. He previously served as a staff assistant at the Obama White House.

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah!

  • norah mackenzie

    true dat i kind of forgot

  • Alaingrvis

    yea it could be the shirt

  • Jamie

    So did Clifford and LIn averaged more minutes with the Rockets in that series
    so YES, McHale did play him more and Clifford unfairly benched him more(4 games) where as McHale did 2 so yah Lin DID play more under McHale.
    Facts.
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201404200HOU.html

  • Jamie

    He was bigger in NY
    then he toned down a little it seems to get more speed

  • blueCypher

    Very cool.

  • grover chang

    It was reported that’s what Lin would tell Melo in practice while MDA was the coach. Melo did not take it well. Reports started to say linsanity was making Lin ego too big.

    I find Lin correction of Melo as a pg just telling his teammates how the offense works. Melo has basically become lazy. He moves and ran when a nugget and Olympics. He performs well then. While a Knick he doesn’t run and they lose.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Where’s the Knicks’s version of Jeremy Lin?…Would be nice to have it on there since it was Lin at his best.

  • blueCypher

    Is this a recent picture ? I’m assuming it is

  • norah mackenzie

    the thing is that melo is simply out of shape – no excuses but he doesnt want to be told to shape up – if your “superstar” doesnt want to make an effort then naturally the rest of the team won’t bother either

  • Sophie Paris

    Good. I like buying new jerseys every year haha

  • Michael

    Benching Lin for whatever reason is one thing, buy what I will always remember is how McHale played Lin in garbage time, instead of Bev, instead of Machado. That was one of the most disrespectful things a coach could do to a player. So even if he did play him more minutes….I find it hard to use PT as a quantifier as to which coach treated Lin better, or less badly.rather.

  • Jamie

    comparing playoff minutes now which were not garbage time
    garbage time was clutch for Lin to stat pad that makes clifford even worse than mchale
    w/o garbage time Lin still didnt play less under McHale than Clifford
    Lin often came in early when team was down
    with Clifford not so much

  • KHuang

    I love how NBA scouts look at this buffed out Lin and stupidly assume that Lin is “weaker and slower” than all other players.

  • KHuang

    Kobe Bryant was constantly learning from Lin too.

    Because Bryant rarely practiced with the Lakers, Bryant rarely knew what the opposition was up to. After all, Kobe never sat through film sessions or even knew what his own teammates were capable of.

    So Bryant picked Lin’s mind on the Lakers bench for info on opponents. And Lin freely gave it, just as a good team player should do.

    Some people would see it as Bryant taking advantage of Lin, especially since Bryant regarded Lin as the ENEMY. But ultimately it had the reverse effect of making Lin even better at reading opponent schemes.

  • Steppen03

    Clifford is better than McHale. Period!
    JL7 in Rox: $25M player, starter playing behind a bench player.
    JL7 in Hornets: $2M player, bench player playing ahead of Lamb “bigger contract” and playing along starters occasionally which shouldn’t even happened on other teams.
    Clifford is not perfect. He have to showcase the stars on team: KW & NB. KW is no ballhog – like Harden; he’s tried his best to take over games. You can’t expect him to pass to JL7 when his reputation as a leader/savior is on the line. He have to grab the glory – as an individual first.
    JL7 playing as SG is not always well as planned when teammates won’t pass him the ball. So, it’s not entirely Clifford’s fault not to play him. Plus, JL7 is only a one year rental Vs Hou’s.
    Houston: JL7 should have every right to succeed as a starting PG.
    Hornets: every right to perform as a good backup.

  • KHuang

    Playing off the ball is the hardest working job in the NBA.

    It’s constant running and jostling and fighting through picks and wrestling, no letup.

    Today’s young NBA players rarely know how to play off the ball, so everybody wants to be a ball dominant low efficiency point guard.

  • KHuang

    The only real negative impact McHale had was limiting Lin’s minutes and touches.

    Lin’s TOO GOOD for any hater coach to drag him down.

  • KHuang

    Good post.

    My post is good too.

  • KHuang

    all TRUE.

    BUT

    PJ Hairston earned less than Lin but played ahead of Lin.

  • HY C
  • norah mackenzie

    yeah the 2 coaches mchale and scott both sacked!!

  • zxcvb

    All this talk about his shot, but everything fixes itself when he gets regular minutes and touches. He was 45% from 3 last year when he started but shaky when he came off the bench. Those days are over.

    As a full-time true starting PG, there’s zero chance he doesn’t shoot at least 38% from 3pt range and I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t shoot 40% (unless he takes 5+ attempts per game).

  • Jamie

    Lin is actually pretty tough

  • Jamie

    Not really
    and KW and NB ARE ballhogs lol
    must be a charlotte fan

  • Arsenium12 .

    A short promo for Jeremy’s New Yorker interview …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/773006963772841985

  • HVJoy

    Like the title to the festival.newyorker.com promo:

    Jeremy Lin talks with Vinson Cunningham
    Restart the Linsanity!

  • KHuang

    Yes – TOUGHEST guy in the entire NBA.

    Nobody takes more illegal punishment than Lin does, and nobody has been more abused than Lin has been by hater coaches.

  • Jamie

    He doesnt play off the ball anymore
    doubt he will take that many 3’s
    he is not a 3 specialist

  • CJSHYY
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree here..playing off the ball meant he had to do more catch n shoot…As a PG, there could be a bit less…although getting 31-33mpg means he may average more 3 PT attempts than last year.

  • Jamie

    true but i dont think he likes taking 3’s off the dribble all that much
    he prefers attacking the rim and taking midrange
    also i think he will get more than 33mins

  • Jamie

    and he still gets up everytime
    a lot of his game is underrated because hes not of certain skin color

  • heart

    I would think staying slim and fit is better for the ankle. As long as Lin stays healthy and agile w/o any health issues, he will do just fine, IMO.

  • Arsenium12 .

    An article about Jrue Holiday mentioned that the New Orleans Pelicans will open their training camp on September 24. They are playing games outside of North America (in China, against the Rockets).

    Based on that, and NBA practice in the last few years, training camps for NBA teams playing just in North America should open around September 26.

  • Rick James

    I don’t!

  • Yura

    Agreed. He looked bigger in Charlotte

  • Yura

    I don’t have any.. My first will be the Nets lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m rest assure that Atkinson will both Greivis Vasquez and Jeremy on the floor. This will be a very potent combination with 2 playmakers on the floor at the same time. Of course Jeremy will play off the ball and cut to the basket and shoot 3s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Watching him posting up on Patty Mills, I could believe that.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Greivis Vasquez and Jeremy Lin could a very deadly combination.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    People often ignore the team that Jeremy played against for Rockets is a terrific team with Aldridge, Batum, Lillard, Wesley Matthews and Lopez. Four of them are playing with close to a max contract now.

  • Lin Dunn

    Not sure about McHale, but there is always some kind of need for tank commanders.

  • Lin Dunn

    I prefer Vasquez leads the second unit, and let RJH cut and shoot.

  • Steppen03

    He have to whether he likes it or not. But I think he likes it … if he “can” – meaning he’s very good at it. It’s good for his overall game. He don’t shoot much because it’s higher risk but once he has it under control more things will open up for him. He needs to be very good at the 3pt shot – in order to be a real threat. I never view him as inconsistent – just nervousness. He will get there on the Nets – where he’ll be comfortable.

  • KHuang

    The Vasquez Lin combo will likely be the strongest lineup especially in the 4th.

    When Lin is off the ball and is cutting, it wreaks havoc on defenses that cannot athletically chase him off the ball.

    That’s critical because even if defenses are sagging off Vasquez because he’s not hitting from outside, Lin’s cutting will still prevent defenses from closing down the passing and driving lanes.

    Atkinson might be faced with the issue of the Nets being more effective with Lin at 2 than at 1.

  • KHuang

    Lin will play A TON off the ball and will take – and make – a lot of 3s.

  • KHuang

    But RHJ doesn’t know how to execute the cuts that are needed to shoot the ball effectively.

  • Click Click

    So while watching the Yankees game just now, YES Network showed a commercial for the Nets. They used Brook and Lin in the ad. First time I’ve seen it. Looks pretty cool.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol, only the Hornets had never planned lin as their starter. Rockets and Lakers did start him first games in regular season and better money too.

  • Click Click

    Here it is!

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Can’t watch YES from CA…..

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy is the cover story for NBA Hoop magazine (Issue 533).
    ___________

    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/773467888011255808

  • norah mackenzie

    i hope the rockets lose to the pelicans – hah do you think harden will actually do defense this season?

  • KHuang

    Even if Harden suddenly gave up his scoring and focused completely on defense and finally got in shape, he COULDN’T play defense on the Rockets.

    With the NBA’s worst defensive and offensive point guard in Patrick Beverley starting beside him, the Rockets have a gigantic weak link on both ends of the floor.

    Beverley cannot guard his man, and so that forces other Rockets out of their assignments to help defend his man (Lin got the entire blame for that, even though Lin was the only Rocket who really tried to play that helping defense).

    And then on offense where Beverley is too unathletic to dribble penetrate or shoot over opponents or initiate any kind of basketball play, it allows opponents to rest defensively against him. This also causes Harden to hog the ball in order to create any offense, thus allowing the other defenders to rest. This is why opponents typically were able to score wildly against the Rockets.

    Mike D’Antoni coaches far more defense than the hater media realizes, but it won’t show this season unless he benches Patrick Beverley completely out of the rotation and demands that James Harden get in better shape and play more defense.

  • norah mackenzie

    somehow when i see beverly i dont see a basketball player but just a bobblehead who does what harden wants him to do.

  • norah mackenzie

    but seriously harden and his ” defense” will be interesting to laugh at for sure.

  • Jamie

    not as much as he used to

  • Jamie

    shots come and go
    some nights younjust dont have it
    even guys like curry, miller and ray allen had off nights
    everyone is inconsistent to some extent
    Lin is a pretty good shooter he can be a .378-.390 3p shooter
    to get to that .400 itll take more time
    he changed his form a few years ago
    shouldn’t expect him to shoot over 40% from beyond the arc right away
    not being nervous is part of being consistent too

  • Jamie

    but hes also the only quality PG because we dont know if Vazquez will stay healthy enough and he’s coming off the bench
    Lin wouldnt be playing off the ball like he did in Houston and Charlotte as much
    He is the primary ball handler
    if not I will have no faith in Kenny Atkinson

  • Yura

    Is Harden just pure lazy or is he just really bad at defending

  • KHuang

    Both EQUALLY.

    The thing is that even if Harden played defense as hard as he could, he’d STILL get lit up because Patrick Beverley is even more of a defensive liability than Harden when they are on the court together stinking up games.

  • KHuang

    It’s easier to slide mediocre players over to play the one than find big strong quick elite athletes who can break free of any kind of offball trap the way Lin does so effortlessly, even Lin’s most hardcore fans don’t realize how ELITE that is.

  • CJSHYY
  • LinMadd

    which teammate is this one? I need to learn the faces. All I know is Brook Lopez and a Levert and some other ones that were at the press conference.

  • Click Click

    I don’t think that’s a teammate. Most likely a trainer or something.

  • Click Click
  • spiderman

    Lol
    Was rooting for Murray…
    I recall that Michael Chang coaches Nishikori

  • Click Click

    Michael Chang was my first favorite Asian American athlete / sports star.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yep. two asian brains are better than one. lol. they got the strategy advantage department covered
    here is the replay.

    http://www.espn.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2875473/

  • Jamie

    its cool that Lin can do all that
    but he said he likes to have the ball in his hand so why not let him
    now that hes the best guard on the team for the first time since NY

  • KHuang

    Because the Nets might not have anybody who’s fleet footed and explosive enough to cut off the ball well enough to pull double and triple teams of Lin.

    For Lin to crack double and triple teams, his players have to get to open spots and then PUNISH opponents for abandoning them on defense.

    But if the Nets use clueless players at the 2, the Nets offense will grind to a painful halt as the traps engulf Lin and Lin can neither drive nor pass.

  • KHuang

    The Lakers started Lin only because injuries knocked out Steve Nash and Ronnie Price.

    The Rockets started Lin the entire first season only because Patrick Beverley wasn’t yet “established” as a NBA point guard and the Rockets didn’t yet trust Beverley to start with Harden.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    It was JLin’s high school teammate–Kheaton Scott.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    NBA AM: Beau Beech Finally Gets His NBA Chancehttp://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-beau-beech-finally-gets-his-nba-chance/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    section that talked about JLin:

    “I know it definitely can be done,” Beech said. “I’m sure if I ask Tyler how he did it, he’d just say hard
    work. Jeremy Lin on our team is another great example. It seems almost half of the league at this point has played all over the world. I know that nobody wants to go through the whole D-League process; you can ask Tyler and Jeremy and I’m sure they’d agree. But look at where it’s gotten them now. It’s made them stronger and made them better basketball players and they understood what it was going to take to where they are now.

    “I’m just going to stick to my plan and pick the brain of those guys on our team. Jeremy is on our team and he’s a great guy. He’s very open in a sense of he wants to be a good teammate and he is a good teammate.”

  • Arsenium12 .

    There is a small mistake with the link in the above story.

    This link works : http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-beau-beech-finally-gets-his-nba-chance/

    Nice quote about Jeremy. Beau Beech sounds like a “high character” guy, too.

  • Jamie

    dont compare himself to Lin lol
    hes nowhere near Lin’s talent level
    and Tyler is meh he just got lucky with the money but hes not a proven player like Lin is
    this guy needs to chill

  • takeme2cruz

    Jeremy is an absolute living example about hard work, fighting stereotypes then proven them wrong. Tyler on the other hand, got totally lucky without proven and even worse has always been 3rd string backup….nothing more. Tyler will prove them wrong by paying him too much.

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s not comparing himself to Lin. He’s using Lin as a great example.

  • Click Click

    Happy for Tebow, but sucks it’s the Mets lol…

    https://twitter.com/Mets/status/773853460831752192

  • Click Click

    Still hatin’ on other players for no damn reason.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s not hate, that’s an opinion with facts. Tyler’s basketball career has been EXACTLY what I described.

  • Sophie Paris

    Nets one is coolest. 😉 I have Lakers Hornets and Nets. Lol. Need NYC doh

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’ve been following the Tebow news and I’m surprised he didn’t sign with Atlanta Braves…I thought it was all but done deal with Tebow and Braves.

  • Rick James

    the crazy thing about kei nishikori is that he is average height at 5’9. Compare that to the tennis chamions who are all 6’2-6’4 and you can see how impressive his accomplishments are. Had he been a few inches taller, he could be dominating the top of tennis.

  • lleepar
  • Click Click

    FYI That’s not Yormark’s real Twitter account. This is his real account:

    https://twitter.com/brettyormark

  • Click Click

    I’m surprised the Marlins wasn’t interested in Tebow.

  • Click Click

    LOL you’re saying the exact things a Lin hater would say against Lin, except you said it against Tyler Johnson. Such a hypocrite.

    Find any post I’ve made where I’ve hated on writers who criticized Lin. Guarantee you can’t. Calling out Lin’s haters is not hating on them.

  • Click Click

    LOL Lin really hates all aspects of moving…

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/773987156662464512

  • Click Click

    In case anyone is looking to buy a Lin t-shirt or other Nets / Lin products, Fansedge is having a 20% off regular priced items right now. Gotta order $40 or more for the 20% off to kick in. Lin’s black t-shirt is $22.40 after the discount, so it’s a pretty good deal…

    http://www.fansedge.com/Brooklyn_Nets_T-Shirts/adidas_Jeremy_Lin_Brooklyn_Nets_Black_Net_Number_T-Shirt

    http://www.fansedge.com/Brooklyn_Nets_Merchandise

  • Arsenium12 .

    I wonder if Jeremy has considered using an interior decorator. Save himself the drudgery. By the way, this photo was taken at Ikea.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/774076348415434752

  • KHuang

    I predicted it!!!

    Lin at IKEA!!!

  • KHuang

    Hopefully Beau Beech will become a Steve Novak imitator, especially on DEFENSE where Novak is far better statistically than anybody realizes.

  • KHuang

    but Jamie is still right about the wildly differing talent levels.

  • takeme2cruz

    How dared you compare Lin and the unproven Tyler? Lin has led teams and win big games whIle the injured prone and unproven Tyler was still sitting on the bench. Lin saved the Knicks season and gave the Hornets their first playoff wins in 14 years. What have Tyler ever done?

    Tyler makes $50 mil with poison pill with no criticism while lin got all the attacks of $24 mil.

    Shame on you attacking me with hates for bring out facts. Why don’t you challenge me what I was wrong about Tyler instead?

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s right that they are but it was Beech’s intension.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What will Lin haters do now that JLin is the starting PG again in NBA? In fact the star of the team, Brooklyn Nets. Lin will take the league by storm now. Lin haters never fight fair. They are going to invent someone in the team to replace JEREMY; last time, Jordon Clarkson, and before that Patrick Beverley.

  • Alaingrvis

    It will be up to Lin. The opportunity is there

  • lleepar

    Oh, Good Grief! What has this guy been smoking?

    Top Playmaker: Greivis Vasquez
    “One could make an argument that Jeremy Lin is a superior playmaker over Greivis Vasquez, but Vasquez has always been a player who has made the most of his opportunities and created for his teammates. Over the course of his career, his 7.3 assists per 36 minutes are a long way from Lin’s 5.9. Additionally, Vasquez could be fairly deemed a “pass-first” point guard, while many would argue the opposite of Lin. In all likelihood, the two will share the backcourt during the game’s key moments. In Charlotte, Lin had his fair share of moments playing alongside Kemba Walker, and that is something that was both a result of head coach Steve Clifford seeing limitations in Lin’s playmaking abilities as well as his belief that Lin could pay major dividends playing off of the ball and being featured as more of a finisher.”

    — Moke Hamilton for Basketball Insiders [froma longer article about the Nets]
    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/brooklyn-nets-2016-17-season-preview/

  • BobbyH

    Is it new? Always doubters from different angles to validate their own belief. But again, if given the same opportunities, would his favorite player deliver?

    Yet, this season is a very important one for Lin to prove all these doubter/haters wrong. Just wait to see those late on the wagon.

  • spiderman

    It seems Lin can deliver all-star performances, play a central role in playoff victories, (and hopefully) win a championship…
    but haters will hate, so really not worth any effort to change their minds.

  • Click Click

    You clearly don’t know how to read. I never compared Lin to TJ. I said the things you’re saying about TJ are the same things Lin’s haters say against Lin. You’re just making stuff up as usual.

    You’re comparing TJ’s contract in a historic year of salary cap increase to Lin’s contract 4 years ago. It’s not even a fair comparison, yet you’re here trying to use TJ’s contract against him because you’re a TJ hater and hater of many other players.

  • Click Click

    Yet another clueless hater who can’t handle the fact that an Asian is going to start and lead an NBA team…

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/FTFpulljcV0/hqdefault.jpg

  • Click Click

    Haters will keep hating. That’s what they do.

    It doesn’t matter what they think or say this year because Lin finally has a coach that believes in him and will allow Lin to play his game. He won’t be yoyo’d around as starter and bench, nor PG and SG positions. Lin will finally have the opportunity to have the ball in his hands and be the distributor of the ball.

  • lleepar

    A lot of those times Jeremy was playing alongside of Kemba was because Batum was either injured or on the bench for a rest. Batum was christened as the primary playmaker and distributor on the team. Why? Because Clifford saw the limitations in Kemba’s (not Jeremy’s) ability to create and distribute to others. That’s why Lin was sent in when Batum was out — because of Lin’s recognized playmaking abilities.

    That’s why Jeremy’s loss to Charlotte is really going to devastate them if Batum goes down with injuries for any significant time. But the Hornets had Batum’s Bird rights, not Jeremy’s. So finances dictated who they could bring back. Sheesh! Don’t these writers watch these teams at all?

  • Sophie Paris

    At Ikea with slippers. Sacré Lin :p

  • Alaingrvis

    This is a bit weird but whatever. Just guesses. The season will start soon.

  • Jamie

    looks a little downsy too

  • takeme2cruz

    To you it’s the same hate if attacking lin or tyler, that’s COMPARISON.

    what’s wrong with your commonsense? Can you see the attacks on lin were all lies while what I said about Tyler was so true about his career?

    50 mil is still more than twice of 24 mil. I don’t hate Tyler, just can’t stand the lie that he earned 50 mil, especially from you.

  • takeme2cruz

    I made a comment to reply to lin fan from Australia. You attacked me personally without reason, look who’s the real hater and hypocrite here?

  • Yura

    Even if Batum does NOT go down with injuries, they will still suffer. If they think they even have ANY chance to cut the top 10 in eastern conference, they are seriously delusional.

  • Yura

    He will thrive with the Nets. He’s better than ever. His confidence has improved tremendously since his Linsanity days. He is a better defender, playmaker, passer, everything.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin’s attempt at blending in. No one will ever notice him, lol.

  • KL

    When it comes to Jeremy Lin, what is the difference between a starter level player who occasionally has bad games or mediocre stretches and a backup level player who occasionally plays at starter level? The answer: Bias.

  • Click Click

    Where did I attack you personally? I said you’re a hater, which you are. That’s not attacking you personally, that’s just stating facts. Quit playing your victim card, when you’re the one who has been attacking other players for no reason.

  • Click Click

    It’s pointless arguing with you. I said you’re saying the same things against TJ that Lin’s haters say against Lin. That’s not comparing Lin with TJ. You can’t seem to get that through you head.

    Common sense? What are you even talking about? You said that TJ got lucky he’s where he is today, which is not a fact. It’s just your opinion, which isn’t even true, about someone you hate because he got an offer similar to Lin’s, but 1 year longer. Beau Beech was just saying that he’s drawing inspiration from the hard work that TJ and Lin put into their career to get where they are today. You then came out of nowhere with you ridiculous attacks against TJ.

    Who cares if $50M is double $24M? Again, you totally ignore the fact that Lin’s 3-year contract was 4 years ago when the salary cap was much lower. It makes absolutely no sense to compare Lin’s contract from 4 years ago to TJ’s contract this year.

    Oh, and I never said TJ earned a $50M contract. You’re once against making crap up. Everyone knows it was an overpay because Marks needed Miami to not match, yet they did anyway. You just hate that a white kid got more money than Lin did 4 years ago and now you’re talking trash about TJ because of your weird jealousy against a player you don’t even know personally, nor has Lin even played with.

    You can’t seem to understand or just refuse to admit that you’re in the wrong for bashing TJ for no reason, just like you bash other players Lin played with.

  • norah mackenzie

    haters will always hate but calling them out on it makes it fun tbh. if pple have the guts they sd just admit that they dislike lin for everything else : asian/christian/too good looking (lol)/his hair styles/ being from california/highly educated etc but calling him a “bad player” probably eases their “conscience” and makes it acceptable to them. haters sd just admit their dislike and be brave enough to say so – not all this waffling abt his stats. if he was so “bad’ why has he done well esp in charlotte – ?

  • norah mackenzie

    everytime i see jordan clarkson – he just reminds me of a scared little rabbit somehow. i guess playing with kobe is not that easy – only time will tell how clarkson will perform

  • norah mackenzie

    i have seen those slippers before i think. ikea?? really?

  • Click Click
  • takeme2cruz

    Reading your longgg nonsense defensive response and calling me pointless to argue with shows you’re true hypocrite.

    Called me a hater but started the fight also shows you a mentally issue.

  • takeme2cruz

    I have no problem with haters as long as they don’t make up lies. They lied about lin so they can put him on the bench started with his former coaches like Mchale, BS and Clifford while ignored backups like Tyler and Cabbie deserving max contract like they’ve done great things for their teams.

  • norah mackenzie

    i know that this may be off topic but when looking at this pic of yao and jeremy lin – when the new season starts it will be historic as it will be the first time that an asian american will be a starting pg and basically the boss on it. that is truly amazing – to put it in every context of the past few years since he first started out – first asian american – from california etc – just a pioneer on so many levels – so yeah i am thrilled abt yao but happy for jeremy lin as well

  • occupatio

    Well put.

  • norah mackenzie

    when batum and mkg and kemba were out for medical reasons etc – and now that jlin is no longer there who will be relied on the run the game on court. that wd be interesting – marvin? zeller? frank? somehow i doubt that – the team needed lin to be the center imho.

  • Arsenium12 .

    It looks like Jeremy went out for dinner at Yakiniku Futago, a Japanese restaurant in New York city (37 W 17th St).

    Here are a couple of reviews :
    http://www.villagevoice.com/restaurants/yakiniku-futago-brings-authentic-japanese-barbecue-to-nyc-7671653
    http://gothamist.com/2015/09/15/yakiniku_futago.php#photo-1
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    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/774470906731114500

  • spiderman

    Never trust a guy with tattoo-sleeves. j/k

  • KHuang

    More race based wrong information as usual.

  • KHuang

    The lies will ESCALATE.

  • KHuang

    Time is ALREADY telling how Clarkson is performing.

    He was one of the big reasons the Lakers have been losing like crazy since his incredibly selfish and defenseless rookie year.

    Lin has hammered this poor spoiled kid repeatedly in matchups. That will only continue, and the gulf between the two will only WIDEN.

  • KHuang

    Bird rights or not, if I was Charlotte’s owner I’d have traded Walker Batum in midseason and started Lin and Lamb and Hansbrough.

    And then my Lin led team would’ve advanced to the Finals over the Heat and Cavs and Raptors.

  • KHuang

    Unless Kenny Atkinson goes race psycho and replaces Lin in the starting lineup with an undeserving D leaguer like Whitehead, this will be the first season ever when Lin didn’t have his minutes and role handed to a useless player strictly because of RACE.

  • Lin Dunn

    A 6ft 3 inches Asian guy in Brooklyn Net territory, he will be noticed.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is what I had great concern about, hater lied to put down lin.

  • KHuang

    When Lin succeeds big and the Nets win this upcoming season, the haters will be like “It’s not Lin, it’s all the other nonAsian guys that are carrying Lin. Imagine how good the Nets would be with a nonAsian starting point guard”.

  • norah mackenzie

    i never understood kemba’s attraction tbh – i just felt that it was not a restful presence on the court – too much abt him and not abt the team. Just stating an opinion – everytime he came in they wd lose or lose more points in a few games –

  • norah mackenzie

    i think they kept failing to make it to the playoffs for years till the last season – what was the difference? one player i think

  • norah mackenzie

    maybe that is why clarkson looks so terrified all the time –

  • Alaingrvis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLVjVKTAReQ basketball breakdown on Russel Westbrook. Lin ranked 12 in the league in finishing around the basket. westbrooke 18

  • sport

    Lin was no.2 at the rank in shots per minute behind Lebron few seasons ago! Pretty sure he will be back up there this season with his PG starting role!

  • sport

    Never was a yao fan, Jeremy Lin is different because he’s Asian American and like the rest in US who can speak English.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree

  • takeme2cruz

    He ranked 2nd behind lbj in 2nd season wit the Rockets. Lin was more involved with the offense than when he’s under Clifford.

  • sport

    Of course, Lin’s minutes and role was much smaller with Hornets and it’s so obvious Cliff copied what Mchale did to him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Haters always want to replace Lin on the team. If Greivis Vasquez is that good, he would deserve a better contract. In the off season he will have teams making big offers to him. His game is limited but with Lin on his side, he probably shines with his playmaking capability passing the ball to Lin cutting to the basket or Bojan Bogdanovic shooting 3s or Lopez scoring in various ways.
    Recently these same haters are also trying to make a fuss over Randy Foye who is way over his prime.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Every time you see Lin on Dennis Schroder, you could see frustration on Dennis ‘s face.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yao too big

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Players in Nets competing for minutes
    Greivis Vasquez, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Randy Foye, Trevor Booker, Luis Scola, Justin Hamilton.
    The only bona fide stars in Nets are Brook-Lin.
    The role players will make the Nets so much better too! Now you have 9 players on the court that could really play for the team. Also, I’m not discounting Joe Harris either but he has to prove himself that he deserves more minutes.
    This Nets definitely can score with the firepower they are having.

  • Yura

    Agreed!

  • BobbyH

    Agreed. Also they have to go to where the ball should be, not waiting for the ball to come. Those who understand mos to this and Lin’s play will benefit most.

  • Yura

    Yes yes yes. I have butterflies in my stomach every time I think about it 😀

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin: Keys To Building A Sustainable Linsanity
    http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/04/jeremy-lin-sustainable-linsanity/
    Here is a fun fact: in the 33 games that Lin has started in which Carmelo Anthony (Knicks), James Harden (Rockets), or Kemba Walker (Hornets) were out of the lineup, he averaged 20.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game on 48 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc.
    Moreover, his teams went 23-10 during those contests.

  • Lin Dunn

    Generally agree, but anyone heard anything about Anthony Bennett’s progress? I won’t count on him so soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I actually count him out in the rotation at the beginning. He needs to beat out Scola and Booker for his minutes.

  • takeme2cruz

    Excellent finding.

  • takeme2cruz

    I am not discounting any Net either.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is an article proclaiming that 3 PGs are likely to break out next season; Gorge Hill, De Angelo Russel and Dennis Schroder. They have all played against Jeremy but none of them enjoyed any success at all.

  • 1mtoldman

    a more interesting and wider sample would be to note games thru the entirety of lins career where he has played at least 28 minutes per game. ie. been given something approximating “starter” minutes whether starting or not.

    those numbers are quite good. and consistent (as opposed to the label of “inconsistent”).

    i have them and would probably have posted them here but i have been told by who seems to be the primary poster here these days that quote: “no one cares if you post here… yer nothing special”. so not being a glutton for punishment i have avoided posting again after voluntarily removing myself once before.

    still when some credible poster with some history here credible as well offers something i feel i might (despite my..oh wait this was actually another veteran poster quote “lack of basketball acumen” in questioning the annointment of rhj as the greatest thing since oh i dont know mkg) be able to add something to the discussion ..well i do occasionally make a note of addenda.

    you (or anyone) can find the results themselves and they would put lin where lin fans have always known he belongs in ratings vis a vis other point guards and lin dismissers have well dismissed the possibility of.

    and no small sample that rather the equivalent of more than two full seasons of nba games.

    this season will give lin perhaps for the first chance at a full season of that opportunity without the presence of a primary blackhole (melo, harden, kobe).

    i believe depending on where one resides that its only about two weeks till beginning of preseason.

    exciting times.

  • 1mtoldman

    also need to actually be able to hold onto the ball and not fumble it away as many of lins “big men” targets in the past have been prone to (notice the many whose only success despite the “hands of stone” came with lin and who after parlaying that into a significant contract were unable to acheive any further success).

  • 1mtoldman

    international player expert david “dubi” pick reports: ” Brooklyn, I’m hearing, invited Tibor Pleiss to camp. Nets assistant Chris Fleming is coach of the German national-team. “

  • norah mackenzie

    i think you sd post whatever you like – i wd be very interested in reading your opinions

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only time in Lin’s career since Rockets to get the minutes he needs to shine.

  • takeme2cruz

    Great post but I believe the Hornets didn’t want to keep lin in fear he would outshine outplayed Kemba if lin is not closely controlled. That’s why they ignored lin in the summer.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Interesting social note, from Ian Begley (ESPN)

    … Jeremy Lin, Iman Shumpert, Chris Copeland, Jared Jeffries and Jeremy Tyler all reconnected at Marquee on Saturday night.
    Lin, Shumpert and Jeffries were in New York during Lin’s remarkable run in 2012. Copeland played in New York and Tyler played for the Knicks in 2013-14.

    All of the players, and Jeffries, who is an executive with the Nuggets, are close.

  • Sophie Paris

    Nice

  • KHuang

    This is what we will see out of Lin this coming season, EVERY GAME.

  • KHuang

    I hope I’m NOT the guy your talking about, as I agree with everything you wrote ESPECIALLY your opinion that RHJ isn’t that great.

    Personally, I dislike players like RHJ (and MKG) that have no skills, are statistically shown to play bad defense, can’t stay healthy, and cannot play fundamentally sound team basketball.

    I view RHJ as THE weak link on the team and nobody can convince me otherwise.

  • KHuang

    I have counted him out from BEFORE when he was drafted #1.

    Even in a best case scenario, he just doesn’t have NBA hops or foot speed.

    The only way he survives in the NBA is by being a burly tough F-C banger in the Kwame Brown mode whose sole job is to set picks, crash the boards, and offer defensive resistance.

    While I don’t mind the Nets using a minimum contract on him given that he’ll likely play a minimum role, I strongly feel that the Nets would have better off using that salary slot on a point guard like Jimmer Fredette who at least has repeatedly proven that he can defend and especially score for a winning effort at the NBA level.

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    Bennett, even with all the training, lacks the coordination and court sense and savvy and athleticism and hops to be anything more than a nonscoring picksetter that requires no skill.

    Anthony Bennett is an exact clone of another wildly overrated 6’8″ bust forward who was drafted in the first round solely because he went to UK: Daniel Orton who was drafted in the first round the year Lin went undrafted.

    While fans were crowing that Orton was going to be an All Star, I was writing that Orton would wash out of even the D League. And indeed, that happened to Orton and it’s happened to Bennett too.

  • KHuang

    That was more because Lin played with 4 guys that couldn’t score.

  • KHuang

    I wasn’t a Yao fan because I thought he lacked basketball instincts.

    Even when he was dominating, Houston could never truly win with him because Yao just didn’t have a feel for the game.

  • KHuang

    Every time I see Lin MURDERING Schroeder, I see a big strong burly fast guy bullying a little wimpy smaller guy.

  • KHuang

    He better look terrified –

    he LOSES LIKE CRAZY and even Luke Walton cannot change that.

  • KHuang

    The only time Lin won’t have his starting role and minutes handed to an undeserving D leaguer, and the only time Lin won’t get punished for playing well.

  • KHuang

    Pleiss signed with a team in Turkey instead.

    He took the guaranteed European contract over the Nets unguaranteed training camp offer.

  • guest

    The new Lin/Nets fans will really be talking about his “Defense” and his ability to be a LEADER on both sides of the ball. When he is allowed to take the lead, you can see him being very vocal and pointing to where his teammates need to be, calling out plays to look out for, help defense for all other positions (not just helping the center), and energizing the team on both sides of the ball. I’ve always considered Lin an All-Star, but come October, everyone will be talking about LIN!

  • Jamie

    didnt know he and shumpert were close

  • blueCypher

    No pics or it didnt happen 🙂
    How does this guy know

  • occupatio

    they arent. shumpert said things about lin when lin left ny that indicated shumpert was jealous. at the very least, it suggested what lin got was undeserved. thats water under the bridge now, so long ago, but im doubtful they are close.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Arsenium12 .

    Yes, I wondered about that as well. Jeremy might have been out with Jeffries and they ran into the others at the club.

  • Jamie

    thought so too
    but whatever hes a scrub compared to Lin

  • vincent

    Kenny’s offense seems more spurs like so hopefully Lin can average at least 15 and 7 a game.

  • occupatio

    yeah he is ineffectual on both sides of the court. his defense never became as good as advertised.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Not happy. It isn’t available where I live:-( Hopefully someone will translate into youtube soon.

  • Rick James

    not close, but probably buddies. Im pretty sure JR smith and Lin aren’t friends though.

  • zxcvb

    That’ll be no problem. He could average 15/7 in Byron Scott’s “offense” if he had starter’s mpg. Heck, Ish Smith averaged 15/7 as a starter for the Sixers!

    18/7 should be the baseline (even if you believe the Nets won’t win much). I’m expecting 20/8 if he stays healthy.

  • DX

    Lin gave mark 65-70 of 100 to his Rockets’ seasons. 20-40 for Lakers season.

  • HVJoy

  • JLin fan from Australia

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Thanks! Didn’t see this until now. Yes I managed to watch couple times now.

  • norah mackenzie

    and he has been arrested for DUI which cd mean he may miss games – shumpert that is – the same guy who was in the kanye west video where he was naked with his gf – for that he sd be suspended – ewww – lol

  • KHuang

    20 5 5

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  • Jamie

    only hype