Jeremy Lin Focused on Rehab at Fortius Sports Where Steve Nash Consults

Jeremy Lin posted an update on his Instagram account that he and the Nets agreed on a comprehensive rehabilitation program at the Fortius Sport and Health in Vancouver to rebuild his body from the ground up.

It would take most of the season to rebuild each of the muscle, joint, and not just the injured patellar tendon. He can’t wait to get healthy and come back even stronger next season.

Fortius Sports and Health Center

Steve Nash has consulted at the Fortius facility and Toronto Raptors have also used the facility for its Training Camp for three straight years by the end of 2016. Alex McKechnie, a renowned sports physiotherapist, seems to be the bridge between Toronto Raptors as the assistant coach in charge of sports science and a Fortius advisory board member.

Stars like Steve Nash and Trevor Linden offered advice for the facility, which offers a hat trick of sport medicine, science and training facilities and services. CEO Craig Thompson likes to say it’s for athletes of any age or any stage. While financials are closely held, Thompson said it attracts 6,000 users a month.

Fortius hosted the Toronto Raptors for the third straight year in September, as the National Basketball Association team came west again for its training camp. Canada’s only NBA franchise and Fortius were introduced by Alex McKechnie, a renowned sports physiotherapist who sits on Fortius’s advisory board. McKechnie is also currently the Raptors’ assistant coach in charge of sports science.

Bobby Webster, the Raptors’ vice-president of basketball management and strategy, describes Fortius as a “state of the art” facility.

“It’s world class. We love going there and we look forward to going back there in the future,” Webster says.

Possible Steve Nash and Rick Celebrini Connection

There is possibility that Jeremy was introduced to the facility through Steve Nash who has worked closely with the co-founder/BC physiotherapist, Rick Celebrini, to overcome a wonky back during his NBA career. Rick has helped to design grinding physical drills to make sure Nash’s back and body held up to the physical pounding of professional basketball.

Jeremy has participated in several Steve Nash Soccer Charity Tournaments in the past and Nash had a cameo in a fun “Lindorsements” Youtube video so he has strong connection with Steve Nash, a two-time NBA MVP who managed to play 18 seasons until he retired at 41 years old in 2015.

The roots of the program and its methods start with Steve Nash, the retired Canadian basketball legend, and his work with B.C. physiotherapist Rick Celebrini. With the help of Celebrini, Nash, as a young professional player, overcame a wonky back, a condition called spondylolisthesis that causes vertebral slippage. On the court, Nash was one of the best passers and shooters in National Basketball Association history – but it was made possible off-court by careful, grinding physical drills to make sure his back and body held up to the physical pounding of professional basketball.

Early in his career, Nash connected with Celebrini and the two came to work closely together. The key period was when Nash had turned 30. It was 2004, and he was about to join the Phoenix Suns, where his career would really take off. Nash and Celebrini spent the summer working at the University of British Columbia, on the court, in the weight gym, on forested trails and in the ocean. They devised a series of exercises, focused around core strength, that fortified Nash and his back.

Fortius, where Celebrini co-founded the medical-services program, is best known as a place for top-level sports. Canada’s national women’s soccer team has trained there and the Toronto Raptors have staged several training camps at the centre. But Fortius has also strived to welcome as diverse an audience as possible. With KidsMove, Fortius brings the kids into a facility they might not otherwise see.

MVP Workout

After winning 2 MVPs in 2007, Steve Nash shared his two-a-day workout for 6 weeks with Rick Celebrini when he left Dallas to sign with Phoenix in 2004. The main goal was to help him correct and economize his physical movements. Rick said they changed the way Nash ran and especially the way he changed direction. By correcting movement dysfunctions, they were able to prevent injury, optimize the bio-mechanical efficiency of the body and bring about performance enhancement.

It would be interesting to see if Rick will work with Jeremy Lin to also economize his physical movements to prevent injuries.

On PBS’ Charlie Rose Show over the summer, Nash talked about how he designed his game around the natural talents that he possesses. His one-legged running floaters, body-contorting passes and lane-carving penetrations are the result of an analysis of how he could be most effective. However, in order to complete those plays and moves, he needs to possess the balance, quickness and flexibility to perform them. He also had to have the endurance to sustain an intense pace for over 35 minutes a game.


Nash focuses intensely on his cardio-vascular conditioning.
Daniel Banks/Suns.com

In order to create these specific athletic movements, Nash began to work with physiotherapist Rick Celebrini. A former Canadian national and professional soccer player, Celebrini was first recruited by Nash early in his career to help him with his ailing back.

Nash’s congenital back condition, spondylolisthesis, has been well-publicized, but it has been kept at bay due to the technical work that Nash has performed during his summers. After experiencing success with Celebrini early in his career, Nash re-enlisted his help when he left Dallas to sign with Phoenix. During that summer, Nash and Celebrini underwent two-a-day workouts for six weeks in order to help him correct and economize his physical movements.

“We changed the way he ran and especially the way he changed direction,” Celebrini said. “We both recognized that there were ways in which he moved that were a direct result of his weaknesses and past injuries.

“We had to break down those movements and slowly recreate them through repetition. By correcting movement dysfunctions, we are able to prevent injury, optimize the bio-mechanical efficiency of the body and bring about performance enhancement.”

Nash believes that the correctional exercises he performs allows him to persevere through the grinding NBA schedule.

“All of Rick’s philosophies and exercises are about pure movement and moving properly with the right sequence and firing the muscles,” Nash said. “They allow me to prevent injury, sustain fitness and maintain my level of play through all of these games despite having a bad back.”

That’s why at the end of practice, one can find Nash doing footwork and other exercises that help with his body’s mechanics. In addition, the Suns playmaker follows his own workout regimen in the weight room, engineered to enhance his performance on the floor.

“I’m not very explosive,” Nash claimed. “I’m not going to beat too many people in a race, jump over or out-muscle anyone. Instead, I try to use my coordination, balance and momentum to my advantage.”

Nash expects that the training that he undergoes in the weight room translates to results on the court. The All-NBA guard adapted a customized workout routine for his specific goals – one that focuses on the core strength and balance necessary to optimize his game on the court.

Whereas most players take off anywhere between two weeks and a month at the end of the season to allow their bodies to recover, Nash only takes between three and five days off.

“I can’t sit still and since I’m getting older, I don’t want a big hill to climb when I come back,” he said. “And since I like to eat, I don’t want to get fat.”


Trainers say Nash knows his body better than most athletes.
Barry Gossage/Getty Images/NBAE

The two-time MVP claims that he has basically trained the same he did when he was younger, except when he was younger, he played basketball all summer. Now, he doesn’t play until September.

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111 Comments

  1. GREAT STUFF! Interesting reading on background of Fortius, and where sports science is headed. Was wondering why JLin is there, instead of anyplace here in the US. The connection to Steve Nash makes sense.

    Thanks Psalm for the separate thread. This is good news! Hopefully, it will mean a full recovery for JLin, to resume his basketball power!

    Also, even though Nash was a different type of player. It’s a nice reminder that Nash had his best seasons after turning 30.

    Nash also appeared in an even earlier video. “You’ve Changed Bro”. (@ 2:41, and an outtake @ 3:46)

  2. Two-time NBA MVP @SteveNash credits @CoreVYO and celebrated physiotherapist Dr. Rick Celebrini with extending his basketball career by a decade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJg7oITm9k

  3. Yeah, this is really encouraging.

    Nash basically credited Rick Celebrini who co-founded Fortius to extend his NBA career by a decade through grueling physical drills.

    I think JLin finally heeded the advice from Nash to work with Rick Celebrini to prepare his body better than ever before. Steve Nash played for 18 seasons until he retired at 41 years old in 2015. He also worked with Rick before his move to Phoenix from Dallas where he got his 2 MVPs. This is a great move to maximize Lin’s NBA playing career.

  4. Steve Nash is a business man. He owns fitness centers across Canada. There’s nothing that Fortius can offer that Lin couldn’t get in Brooklyn. With the training facility that the Nets have, they could easily bring in a qualified trainers to train Lin. The stuffs that Forius offer, a lot of them were originated in the U.S. anyway. Beside I thought it’s better that Lin stays close to the team. He’s quite mobile now that he could even show up to some of the home games. After all this is “Lin’s team” isn’t it?

  5. Is lin walking with a limp? i havent seen any video of how hes walking.

  6. I added more details about how Nash worked with Rick Celebrini in 2004 before Nash moved to Phoenix and won his 2 MVPs in 2005

    MVP Workout
    After winning 2 MVPs in 2007, Steve Nash shared his two-a-day workout for 6 weeks with Rick Celebrini when he left Dallas to sign with Phoenix in 2004. The main goal was to help him correct and economize his physical movements. Rick said they changed the way Nash ran and especially the way he changed direction. By correcting movement dysfunctions, they were able to prevent injury, optimize the bio-mechanical efficiency of the body and bring about performance enhancement.

    It would be interesting to see if Rick will work with Jeremy Lin to also economize his physical movements to prevent injuries.
    http://www.nba.com/suns/news/mvpworkout_071107.html

    On PBS’ Charlie Rose Show over the summer, Nash talked about how he designed his game around the natural talents that he possesses. His one-legged running floaters, body-contorting passes and lane-carving penetrations are the result of an analysis of how he could be most effective. However, in order to complete those plays and moves, he needs to possess the balance, quickness and flexibility to perform them. He also had to have the endurance to sustain an intense pace for over 35 minutes a game.

    Nash focuses intensely on his cardio-vascular conditioning.
    Daniel Banks/Suns.com
    In order to create these specific athletic movements, Nash began to work with physiotherapist Rick Celebrini. A former Canadian national and professional soccer player, Celebrini was first recruited by Nash early in his career to help him with his ailing back.

    Nash’s congenital back condition, spondylolisthesis, has been well-publicized, but it has been kept at bay due to the technical work that Nash has performed during his summers. After experiencing success with Celebrini early in his career, Nash re-enlisted his help when he left Dallas to sign with Phoenix. During that summer, Nash and Celebrini underwent two-a-day workouts for six weeks in order to help him correct and economize his physical movements.

    “We changed the way he ran and especially the way he changed direction,” Celebrini said. “We both recognized that there were ways in which he moved that were a direct result of his weaknesses and past injuries.

    “We had to break down those movements and slowly recreate them through repetition. By correcting movement dysfunctions, we are able to prevent injury, optimize the bio-mechanical efficiency of the body and bring about performance enhancement.”

    Nash believes that the correctional exercises he performs allows him to persevere through the grinding NBA schedule.

    “All of Rick’s philosophies and exercises are about pure movement and moving properly with the right sequence and firing the muscles,” Nash said. “They allow me to prevent injury, sustain fitness and maintain my level of play through all of these games despite having a bad back.”

    That’s why at the end of practice, one can find Nash doing footwork and other exercises that help with his body’s mechanics. In addition, the Suns playmaker follows his own workout regimen in the weight room, engineered to enhance his performance on the floor.

    “I’m not very explosive,” Nash claimed. “I’m not going to beat too many people in a race, jump over or out-muscle anyone. Instead, I try to use my coordination, balance and momentum to my advantage.”

    Nash expects that the training that he undergoes in the weight room translates to results on the court. The All-NBA guard adapted a customized workout routine for his specific goals – one that focuses on the core strength and balance necessary to optimize his game on the court.

    Whereas most players take off anywhere between two weeks and a month at the end of the season to allow their bodies to recover, Nash only takes between three and five days off.

    “I can’t sit still and since I’m getting older, I don’t want a big hill to climb when I come back,” he said. “And since I like to eat, I don’t want to get fat.”

    The two-time MVP claims that he has basically trained the same he did when he was younger, except when he was younger, he played basketball all summer. Now, he doesn’t play until September.
    ..

  7. Did not know about Nash owning fitness centers. I don’t know enough to say why JLin can’t accomplish the same in Brooklyn.

    Twitter said this may be because Vancouver is closer to CA, closer to his family for support. Or, maybe Fortius has the most up-to-date equipment for what Lin needs to do? Maybe dedicated environment, without distractions?

    Selfishly, as a fan, I was also disappointed that this implies Lin won’t be traveling with the team, and won’t be courtside. To your point, if this is Lin’s team, he should stay close to the team. Physical presence with the team helps with that.

    On the other hand, JLin says this is a decision made together WITH THE NETS. So, assume that they have explored all scenarios.

    You know, in his prayer request, he alluded to disagreements within his own team. Could be referencing this?

  8. Definitely adds to the hopeful optimism that we all have about JLin’s recovery and his future in basketball! Crossing all fingers!

  9. My best guess is moving to Vancouver might allow JLin to work with Rick Celebrini who has many clients in Vancouver
    http://www.fortiussport.com/OurTeam/TeamMembers/Pages/DrRickCelebrini.aspx

    It is very interesting that the Nets and JLin agree with this arrangement because the main question raised would be why can’t the Nets performance do the same thing.

    I wonder if JLin sought advice from Steve Nash and managed to convince the Nets that he wants to follow the same drills that Celebrini designed to prepare Nash for his 2 MVPs and 11 more seasons with Phoenix Suns. As he said, rebuild his body in his video from the ground up.

    Perhaps after 1.5 season of injuries, JLin wanted to seek experts with proven track record to help him stay healthy and prolong his NBA career. I think it’s a very good sign since I have many doubts with the new Nets performance team after so many injuries.

    Perhaps some Nets performance team should also go to Vancouver to learn from the experts.

  10. what what was written is basically speculation that Nash recommends it to Lin? How about Lin sought out Nash? Or maybe no nash at all.

  11. Just like linthezone said above, great stuff psalm234!

  12. While I wouldn’t say speculation meaning conjecture without firm evidence, I wouldn’t say it is 100% certainty either. That’s why we can only say there is possibility in the article.

    That being said, knowing that Nash has a long history with the co-founder of the Fortius facility, counsels for Fortius, and has good relationship with JLin, there is good possibility that JLin at least talks to Nash about it before Nets and JLin agree to committ most of the season staying in Vancouver.

    Hopefully we hear more about it how the arrangement came about. IMO it’s quite a huge deal because JLin already has the Nets performance team and Josh Fan as his personal trainer to help him during his recovery. Lin must have high confidence about what he’ll do at Fortius before committing to it.

  13. It’s not what you know, but how you apply it. I feel the Nets trainers are new in the Basketball athletics. I’m really glad Lin went to Canada especially if he will be working on his body mechanics, efficiency, conditioning, & flexibility. This is exactly what Lin needs. Hopefully he’ll throw in some ball handling to give him that extra boost of confidence with the ball and off dribble shooting.

  14. Honestly I think he’s in Vancouver because he’s seeing someone who lives in Vancouver. Why else would he be there if not for a girl? Like Lefon Jang said above, there’s nothing that Fortius can offer that Lin couldn’t get in Brooklyn. It’s the Brooklyn Nets! If they can’t provide it, I’m sure the Nets have affiliates in New York that could. And if not New York, then surely there are other elite training/rehab centers around the country. If he wants to be closer to his parents, didn’t he train at Sparta in Menlo Park in the Bay Area during the lockout in 2011?

    Jeremy went to Vancouver two years ago (I think it was mentioned on this site then?). Jeremy follows someone on Instagram who lives in Vancouver. I know that she went to New York in October last year and in September this year. I also know that when she lived in Toronto from July 2016-September 2017, she went to the Nets games vs. the Raptors. And even though Jeremy was injured last year and didn’t go to a lot of away games, he went to both games in Toronto.

  15. There’s nothing special about Fortius. What it has is a Celebrini who was made famous by Steve Nash. Celebrini was a soccer player and Nash came from a background of soccer family. Having Lin there would be a plus for the facility of course. But I do believe that Celibrini is an upgrade from whoever Lin was training with during the off season. Lin could probably benefit from Celibrini’s training if he goes to Vancouver every off season. And Lin would have to transform his game to be more finesse and less explosive.

  16. There you go! I think you definitely have a point there. The plot thickens!!!

  17. jlin7One Step At A Time

    IMO, artistically speaking, this is a fantastic pic of JLin. Nice.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BcLgtUInvu8/?taken-by=jlin7

  18. Have you seen this? Not very clear, but he said he could bend his knee and walk.
    @ 0:39: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7SP-oAGxjM

  19. The Nets’ medical staff and the affiliated surgeons seem to be top-notch.

    I’m not so sure about the Nets training staff either. They all have impressive resumes, but. like you said, none come from basketball experience.

    It’s a small world – I wonder if Joseph Tsai, being of Canadian citizenship, could have added knowledge, and offered advice?

  20. Okay, that’s not fair! You seem to have inside information. PIC or LINK or IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. I don’t know Jeremy or the girl (or any of their family and/or friends) personally. You just have to be resourceful. 🙂

  22. I agree. At this point, JLin is at a crossroads with his basketball future. I think anything he can do to recover 100%, and to prolong his career, is definitely worth doing.

    “As he said, rebuild his body in his video from the ground up.” Haha, Lin’s going to turn into a robot, and shoot like the AI robots from his Tencent appearance.

    Having said this. Given his long relationship with Nash, it does make me wonder why JLin didn’t consult with Nash sooner.

    Or, maybe, aside from minor banged-up injuries, he hasn’t really been injury prone. So, he thought he would escape problems. But then finally got a wake-up call.

    In hindsight, if he could have gone to Celebrini two summers ago, maybe at least his hamstring injuries could have been prevented. (Not sure if it would have prevented the patella rupture.)

  23. Fair enough. Always fun when fans do good detective work.

  24. Like I said above, I think that JLin knows that his basketball career is at stake.

    I don’t think he would take this step lightly either. Especially when it looks like this will take him away from being with the team physically.

    And even Josh, who has been married since 2014. If it turns out that Josh is also joining him at Fortius the entire season, it’s quite a sacrifice on his part too.

    So, yeah, I totally agree. This is a very serious commitment indeed.

  25. I posted above, that, in retrospect, he probably should have done this 2 summers ago. But, who knew?

    Have you seen this video yet? I think JLin is finally listening to us tiger fans. He says he is looking to change his game. Starts @ 3:58:

  26. Welcome to Fortius. If they are successful in helping JLin overcome this injury, what a real boost this would be to Fortius’ reputation! Good Luck to JLin!
    https://twitter.com/PopoChung7/status/936808864799789057

  27. What, you don’t think he could find a girlfriend in Brooklyn or California? He has to go all the way to Toronto or Vancouver?
    Okay, okay, just kidding.

  28. Wow, professional basketball isn’t just fun and games. I know they make millions, but the discipline and the hardwork that’s required to play at a high level is really something else.

  29. Now that the secret is out, I wonder how many fans will conveniently “bump into” JLin.
    Hey, at least he’s in Vancouver. Great Chinese food. Great seafood. If he’s allowed by his regimen to enjoy.

  30. Josh Fan is there, too? Wow, it won’t be easy for the marriage unless the wife also goes there.

    But it would be good for Josh to learn the core workout from Celebrini so he can help maintain the continuity past this season. Let’s hope this can really helps Lin to play in the NBA until 41 or more like Nash did.

  31. haha ,, you’re saying JLin goes to Vancouver for love?

    Now that’s a new theory 🙂 I’m not certain which girl you referred to but if that’s the second perk going to Vancouver, it’s good for JLin.

    Rebuild his body from the ground up plus a new GF? Why not? :}

  32. More details from Coach Atkinson (per NYPost). It’s a collaboration between SM, KA, Nets performance team, Fortius, and Jeremy’s group.

    As coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed Friday, this was a mutual decision between Lin and the organization.

    “It was a collaborative effort between [general manager] Sean [Marks] and I, and our performance team, and the group in Vancouver, which is respected throughout the world for their knowhow,” Atkinson said. “And Jeremy’s group too. It was a collaborative decision.”

    Apparently, both Marks and Lin have ties to Fortius, which is described as “an integrated athlete development center strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance” on their website.

    Steve Nash, a friend of Lin’s, has helped develop some of the center’s programs.

    Atkinson went on to emphasize the Nets are closely monitoring Lin’s progress and remaining in touch with him, as well as the trainers in Canada.

    “We are on top of it daily,” he said.
    https://nypost.com/2017/12/01/jeremy-lin-going-out-of-the-country-to-recover/

  33. @JLin7 (Weibo): 在溫哥華的生活:康復訓練,煮飯,練球……我的掂勺技術怎麼樣有在溫哥華的麼?
    Living in Vancouver: Rehabilitating, cooking, practicing …..
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/936841162823835648

  34. Pure speculation of course! I have no actual proof that he has a girlfriend – I’m just an invested fan like all of you. Maybe it’s all really just a coincidence and I’m just overthinking things. Who really knows?! We should just ask Jeremy to be sure.

  35. This is the kind of “conspiracy theory” this fan likes.
    🙂

  36. This is very nice reporting by the New York Post. They jumped on the story right away, did a little more research, and got comments from Kenny. Good information about the Nets’ position.

    Confirms a lot of your well-founded conjecture!

  37. HaHaHa. Reminds me of the Get into Harvard video, where he’s studying and practicing dribbling. That pan-toss is impressive.

    Good to see him in good spirits! Can’t be easy to accept that he’s once again living in a new city, after settling into Brooklyn.

  38. Yes, that fan video of JLin in the Burnaby convenience store, also had Josh going in the door behind JLin.
    It could be just temporary, to help JLin settle in and get acclimated. But, I think it makes sense, like you said, that Josh learn enough to at least help JLin past this season.
    Play till 41?! If only! We fans would grow old with him!

  39. The Mavs kicked Nash out because Mark Cuban said that Nash’s style of play meant that he’d have a short playing career.

    Of course, Nash went back to the Suns and was successful for many years, though I still believe he was a better player in Dallas.

    The critical difference between Nash and Lin is that Nash was never the prime focus of opposing defenses and was never tasked with guarding the opposition’s best perimeter scorer like Lin is. Also Nash never got officiated unfairly with taking all those brutal hits every single game like Lin has been. So while Lin runs and jumps higher and faster than Nash ever did, Lin’s also the most physically beat up player in NBA history. Lin’s situation is not comparable to Nash’s for these reasons.

    I am also concerned that the very injured Greivis Vasquez used to play for the Toronto Raptors and thus was connected to Fortis. Even with Fortis, Vasquez never recovered from his injuries. Now Lin is a far superior athlete over Vasquez, so hopefully Lin’s more like Nash and less like Vasquez.

  40. Perhaps Jeremy was able to sell working with Rick Celebrini as a way to bring cutting-edge training information into the Nets’ organization. Otherwise, I can’t imagine that Nets training staff would be happy to have a player decide to rehab somewhere else. It doesn’t seem to be a “vote of confidence” for them, and sets a precedent.

    Anyway, good for Jeremy for going after what he wanted.

  41. Unless there is a GF, which would make it easier 🙂

    But he goes to the convenience store by himself so I’m not so sure there is a GF. Maybe a stealth one lol

  42. Maybe 1 reporter will do so. So far he goes to convenience stores by himself so unless there is a stealth GF, there is probably no GF yet. It would be good for him, I think

  43. You know, that Brian Lewis article telling us that KA, SM, Nets performance team have the buy in. It might indicate that Sean Marks as the GM approves there is a lot of learning to be done by the Nets performance team.

    After all they are new and there has been a lot of injuries so more knowledge about how to prevent injuries by economizing body movement would be good for them.

    Kenny said there is also daily update so there’s someone in the Nets performance team who monitors the development in daily basis.

  44. Like you, we were saying that there could be some agreement about Nets staff learning from Celebrini.

    After weighing all the pros and cons, he must feel that this is the right path to follow for his basketball career. We were discussing how this must have been a difficult decision for Jeremy. Because this commitment meant moving yet again to a new city for a year, after having settled in Brooklyn.

    Unless Josh Fan, or his family, will live with him for some time. (Or, unless, he does have a girlfriend there!) He will be kind of isolated there. Because this also means that he won’t be traveling with the team, or sitting courtside with them. There is the danger of “out of sight, out of mind” with the team.

    From the Nets perspective. I’m guessing that they don’t really have the right expertise with such a serious injury recovery. None of their resumes reflect any basketball experiences. And it could be they don’t have the time. I imagine their first focus and effort would have to be on the current active players.

    I hope he is getting good advice. And, yes, very glad that JLin is looking towards the future, and doing what’s best for himself!

  45. A GF would sure help with moral support! And it would be about time, wouldn’t it?! I’m sure Mama Lin thinks so!

  46. Good point. I agree with the buy-in by the Nets.

    I missed that. Daily contact has to be with the Nets performance team, and/or Sean Marks. I don’t think Kenny or the coaches would have a whole lot of time. As much as Kenny may want to, on a personal level.

  47. Another fan who “bumped into” Jeremy. Just kidding. It’s not a surprise that JLin is an inspiration to a lot of fans.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BcL4auyjgES/

  48. We just have to hope the best. NBA is lacking while Lin is away. Only positive thing (from a personal point of view) is that I am not awake during the nights anymore to watch Nets’ games. Still would have preformed to see Lin’s games.

  49. a gf does not necessary mean she will help out.

    I know some asian gf where the guy even when sick end up having to adjust to that asian gf and get stuff for her. It’s the traditional Asian girl who will do that instead of the current ABC type of females. Even if the girl is from China, sometimes they don’t ‘help’ their BF.

  50. Here are some (recent) demographic notes about Vancouver, British Columbia :

    Forty-three per cent of Metro Vancouver residents have an Asian heritage, which is a much higher proportion than any other major city outside the continent of Asia.

    Based on Statistics Canada reports, the number of those with Asian roots in Metro Vancouver will continue to grow at a faster rate than the non-Asian population.

    Around the globe, the only major cities outside Asia {*with more than 1.2 million residents} that come close to Metro Vancouver for their portion of residents with Asian backgrounds are San Francisco (33 per cent Asian), London, England (21 per cent), Metro Toronto (35 per cent), Calgary (23 per cent) and Sydney, Australia (19 per cent).

    See : http://vancouversun.com/life/vancouver-is-most-asian-city-outside-asia-what-are-the-ramifications

  51. when i was there (vancouver, actually vcitoria aka vancouver island) over a decade ago the locals were already complaining about “the chinese taking over”.

    probably once upon a time the native canadians (“american indians” to you) did more than complain about “the english and french taking over”.

    but yeah its good someone pointed out one obvious reason “why vancouver?”–because its the most asian city in the west.

    just to note: everywhere everyone complains about “immigrants”; ignoring the fact that with a few exceptions the people complaining are just the previous “immigrants”.

  52. I for one would like to give any possible GF the privacy we can. Think about it, who’d want to be hounded like that? If we truly want Lin to be happy, it’s best to just leave any possible romance alone so that Lin can have a decent chance of finding a high character partner and not some high maintenance glory seeker.

  53. Lol this girl (is she is indeed his girlfriend) works at a nightclub in Vancouver.

  54. I don’t know how to post photos on this site, but I found this on weibo: http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/731ec51egy1fm1z5s13ixj20qn0tgmzi.jpg

    I think the girl next to him is his girlfriend. Again, it could just be a stranger or they could be just friends, but I the girl I’m talking about is short and has long hair.

  55. From this pic? Could be an assistant or a number of things. I think Lin’s hyper-focused on getting back on the basketball floor and staying on it, but not only that, playing at his highest level. That’s why he’s in Vancouver. I don’t think he’s there because he has a girlfriend in that city.

  56. Cheering for lil bro Joe and learning Chinese:

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/937382953562259457

  57. An interesting website(ManGamesLost.com) tracks the number of NBA Games Missed Due to Injury per NBA teams. It requires membership but from the main chart, it is clear that the Nets sit on the lower-tier teams suffering a lot of injuries. The worst team are NO Pelicans and Phoenix Suns

    GS Warriors stayed relatively healthy. Steve Nash consulted for them in the past few seasons so perhaps his drills devised by Fortius co-founder (Rick Celebrini) might be one factor working well for them?

    https://www.mangameslost.com/category/nba/

    Today’s NBA Injury Data Summary: The New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns are the most injured teams in the NBA to this point of the season. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons have been the healthiest so far. The Houston Rockets…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc4e2dd1494cefd7a12e59d4eaf255b3fe80c31a863a7989e79bfa93a27dc430.jpg

  58. I agree. It can’t be easy to have private relationships be followed by the media.

    If Lin is comfortable with any potential GFs in public, there should be a lot of more pictures by the media and Lin fans. Too much Linterest lol

  59. true statement. Knowing JLin and his family, they probably be very careful in approaching any potential relationships, especially a romantic one.

  60. https://nypost.com/2017/12/01/jeremy-lin-going-out-of-the-country-to-recover/

    “The Nets and I have decided on a really comprehensive rehab program that will have me out here for most of the season,” Lin, who suffered a ruptured patellar tendon on opening night, said in the video. “The goal is to rebuild my body from the ground up, each and every muscle and joint.”

    As coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed Friday, this was a mutual decision between Lin and the organization.

    “It was a collaborative effort between [general manager] Sean [Marks] and I, and our performance team, and the group in Vancouver, which is respected throughout the world for their knowhow,” Atkinson said. “And Jeremy’s group too. It was a collaborative decision.”

    Apparently, both Marks and Lin have ties to Fortius, which is described as “an integrated athlete development center strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance” on their website.

    Steve Nash, a friend of Lin’s, has helped develop some of the center’s programs.

    Atkinson went on to emphasize the Nets are closely monitoring Lin’s progress and remaining in touch with him, as well as the trainers in Canada.

    “We are on top of it daily,” he said.

  61. It turns out Sean Marks is indeed a close friend of Steve Nash. There were teammates when Sean Marks played for Phoenix Suns for 2 seasons (2006-2008).

    I would imagine Lin, Nash, and Sean Marks had conversation and made a mutual decision to rebuild Lin’s body at Fortius. And perhaps to create collaboration between Fortius and the young Nets performance team in the future.

    Even further back in 2007, Sean Marks’ wife attended the Steve Nash Celebrity Roast to raise some money for the Steve Nash Foundation. Sean and Steve had become friends during Sean’s stint at Phoenix. That was back in the days when the couple and their four sons were living in California. As you might imagine, becoming the General Manager of the Nets would radically reshape all their lives.

    http://www.playerwives.com/nba/san-antonio-spurs/sean-marks-wife-jennifer-marks/

  62. Good find. Was completely not aware of this connection. The NBA is a small world after all, especially with players and coaches changing teams.

    Very very interesting how this decision to rehab in Canada came about. Could just be the perfect meeting of minds of all the parties involved. In any case, we all seem to feel this is a good move, for both JLin & the Nets!

  63. The below is lazy journalism, or attempt to bait and generate clicks. NO INDICATION of trying to get Nets comments first. The New York Post has done the best job so far.
    Come on, Psalm and JLinPortal has come up with better researched background to the story!

    Nonetheless, some in New York media are using Lin’s move to disparage the Nets’ performance team. Which may, or may not, be deserved.

    Don’t know if the Nets care about the public relations hit or not. But, IMO, the Nets need to be more transparent with this. Sean Marks should make some kind of formal statement about what’s happened.

    “If Brooklyn’s Performance Team is so highly regarded, why is Lin rehabilitating in Vancouver?” – Steve Lichtenstein. CBS local
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/12/04/brooklyn-nets-nba-standings-rondae-hollis-jefferson-spencer-dinwiddie/

    “In a telling move, Lin decided to conduct his rehab at a private facility away from the team” – Steve Bondy, Daily News

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/fun-heroic-tales-ex-knicks-nets-trainer-timmy-walsh-article-1.3672675?utm_content=buffer646df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDNSports+Twitter

  64. jlin7 Im learning to be grateful for everything!! Highlight of my morning was me goin about my business in a town I had never been to in a foreign country and I run into a fan rockin my Harvard jersey (and lifting like a beast)! I asked @hankfittraining if I could take a pic and he said “ya hold up lemme finish my set” LOL. You guys inspiring me, I hope I never take it for granted 我有最好的粉絲! #sunlightinmyish #globalsupport #fanlove #curlsforthegirls ??
    https://twitter.com/PopoChung7/status/938191200040841216

  65. Steve Bondy’s article pointed out the Nets suffered a lot of injuries after the previous long-time trainer, Tim Walsh, left. He might be a friend and the criticism might be valid.

    It’s hard to say if having an experienced trainer in Tim Walsh would help to prevent injuries to JLin and DLo but it sure makes one wonder.

    What’s done is in the past and I’m just happy Lin goes to Fortius to train with a proven method in Nash’s old physiotherapist. TBH, I have more hope on what’s proven whether it’s doctors or training method.

    Marks promoted Walsh’s former assistant, Lloyd Beckett, to head trainer. But more important to the hierarchy, Marks hired a former member of the Navy SEALS, Zach Weatherford, to be the head of the performance team. The organization’s emphasis was placed on rest, to the point that Marks was singled out by former commissioner David Stern for taking that trend too far.

    If the new direction was meant to prevent injuries, the moves backfired. In the two seasons since Walsh’s departure, the Nets have been pummeled by debilitating problems involving their two best players, Jeremy Lin and D’Angelo Russell, along with several injuries to other key players. They also have the worst record in the NBA since Walsh left and, in a telling move, Lin decided to conduct his rehab at a private facility away from the team.

  66. K, if you still don’t believe me that Jeremy has a girlfriend (and that she’s likely the reason he is rehabbing in Vancovuer), this is a photo of the girlfriend’s brother with Jeremy. The hashtag #pickinguppackages = picking up his girlfriend at their house! And I’m only uploading this because the brother’s account is public (as of now) and several of Jeremy’s fans have already re-posted the photo on Instagram already.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbdebfb50c7905182a9b47f1f3db5990cb4069f4054f6c77889474c81ebabd49.jpg

  67. @linthezone:disqus @sws94:disqus @lefonjang:disqus

  68. Also, someone asked on this guy’s Instagram why Jeremy Lin was at his house and I commented that he was there to pick up the sister. A few minutes later my comment was deleted!

  69. just WoW!

  70. Lin is now rebuilding his body based on a different philosophy in body training for basketball. Lin is now the first to experiment this for the team. There is nothing to lose since Lin has had enough of that body training which didn’t work too well for him and his teammates. Things needs to change for the better.

  71. Lin is the most explosive player on the court and is known for his explosive first step. Now he needs to learn to move like Steve Nash to prolong his career. He can pick up more moves from Steve Nash too; one of the best mentor in the profession. What could be wrong?

  72. Anyone thinks this is really pure coincidence?

    I still don’t understand why Harvard Basketball hasn’t retired his jersey number. Who else has brought so much worldwide attention to the program?

    Apparently, the Harvard jersey is a hot item:

    DeMarre Carroll would like one:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/32942e3cf7067994d6409fc22471a941d16fa023c008abc25bed8e6a22948e01.jpg

    AJ Rafael chimed in:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d62cef076ace83fc70d7a860170ca314f30d4c6b9dab15811867822b9c76e3d5.jpg

  73. Some injuries just cannot be avoided. Like landing on someone else’s foot. Or banging knees. Especially since basketball has become such a physical game. But I would think stuff like hamstrings maybe could be prevented? Here’s where experience with basketball players could have helped.

    Not a doctor, so, just my two cents worth.

    Anyway, agreed. Lin appears to be on the right path! There’s no better testimonial than Steve Nash himself.

  74. We can infer that teams who are winning despite injuries probably have more depth?

    Freak stuff happens. Just never know. GSW just lost Curry for awhile. McCaw in concussion protocol. Draymond out tonight. Pachulia left game tonight with shoulder soreness. Will that slow GSW down? Probably not, they have so much depth. They added Casspi and Nick Young this year and improved their bench even more.

    The Nets have managed to win a few more games than last year. Even with these injuries. Speaks to everyone stepping up.

  75. Some accidents certainly can’t be avoided but whether they result in the same injuries for different athletes and teams are worth pondering.

    Some athletes picked up yoga, ballet to improve flexibilities and prevent injuries. If I understand Rick Celebrini’s main concept of economizing movement to help prevent injuries, it sounds very similar to the Suns medical team concept of strengthening the whole body, not just the injured part to prevent one body part to be stronger than the other increasing risk for injuries. I like this concept of strengthening the whole body and improving flexibility to minimize injury risk, although it’s not possible to eliminate it.

    Mak probably can chime in more on this since he has professional expertise.

    I forgot which NFL player just walked away from potential torn ACL a few years ago because it looked so horrible but later I read he had practiced ballet/yoga in his offseason training. So I came away impressed 🙂

    Can’t wait to learn more about what Lin will share about the Fortius training.

  76. yes, Harvard should retire his #4 because of the historic achievement of Linsanity and how it put Harvard on the map of college basketball plus helping with recruiting.

  77. I agree. It would be 1.5 lost season so Lin needs to do whatever is necessary to ensure that his 3rd year with the Nets would be a good one.

    The young Nets performance team can benefit greatly from the expertise that made Steve Nash played until he was 41 years old

  78. Fan took picture with @JLin7 at Metropolis at Metrotown.
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/939115924388331520

  79. What’s the point when The most important thing Lin can do is rehab and come back stronger without any more injuries? It’s not like he’d get to train or play basketball with the team.

    Next year would be a make or break it season for Lin, his career is at stake here. With these injuries and medicore scoring, no team will offer him a starting role outside of Nets. If he breaks down again next year it’s over.

    In terms of movement and flexibility, prolonged career, Lin can learn a lot from Nash. So what better way then to rebuild the same way Nash did before winning his MVPs.

    There’s no need to ask if Nets or NY can povide the same things. If they could their PGs wouldn’t be dropping like flies year after year especially with the new performance team.

  80. JLin is inspired to to get back to being as explosive and bouncy like he was when I was young ??
    Rehab must be going quite well at Fortius

    jlin7 #MotivationMonday – Dream, set goals then chase them relentlessly!! Gonna set one of my rehab goals to get back to being as explosive and bouncy like I was when I was young lol?? Get lost in your goals instead of where youre at now #deceptivelyathleticforlife #kembastillhellashort #butuconnwon @_kw15 (?: @arronmollet22)
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/940337305423831040

  81. Great News!

    Yes, since he’s being so publicly hopeful, rehab must be going well!

    “Kembastillhellashort” – That JLin, always ragging on his teammates! He was ragging on RHJ on Instagram recently too. Good thing his teammates have a sense of humor, for him to be so comfortable doing that. LOL.

    chapGreat road win for us..Appreciate you guys for believing in me.
    jlin7I didnt believe in you
    [email protected] damn ? it’s cool i know you were hacked ??
    [email protected] lolll you know you my guy

  82. Ironically enough. In 2017, BOTH Palo Alto High and Harvard have new gyms and murals of JLin up. So, they should BOTH retire his jersey!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/848b98fdf1b4bb402cc84cad608601a07293056a1c698d7f0b56cce7d72b7cb1.jpg

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BXqsTVbg46h/?taken-by=laurenkerrart

  83. I posted this in the game thread. Someone asked me to repost it here. Anyhow, apparently JLin is taking a break from the rehab in Canada and flying back to N.Y. Rumor has it that he may appear in Nets home game vs Pacers coming Sunday night.

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/941857286804316161

  84. THANKS HCHAO!

  85. posted this in game-thread.
    Looks like REHAB GOING WELL!

    All the JLin activities at Barclays tonight. Signing autographs. Returning to the bench courtside. Talking to teammates.

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/942564103112892416

    https://twitter.com/PopoChung7/status/942559767733592064

  86. JLin provided more rehab-related update from his 12/18/17 Reddit Q&A with fans

    [–]laybron22 105 points 2 days ago
    Hey man, hows your recovery going?

    [–]OFFICIAL REDDIT BK NETSBklyn_Nets [S] 193 points 2 days ago
    Everything is going smoothly. I do my rehab split between Brooklyn and Vancouver. The Nets and Fortius have collaborated on a rehab plan that’s been amazing for me!!

    [–]pagereader 70 points 2 days ago
    Injuries have been a concern for you these past few years. Once you recover, are you going to change your basketball style for safety or stick to what you’ve been doing?

    [–]OFFICIAL REDDIT BK NETSBklyn_Nets [S] 129 points 2 days ago
    I have been super on top of my sleep and nutrition for quite some time, but the one thing I am doing is rebuilding my body from the ground up. Every joint and muscle, as well as tweaking a lot of my movement patterns to become even more efficient, healthy and explosive. It’s a daunting endeavor but I have the time and the willingness to take this challenge head on! It’s been super fun so far.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GoNets/comments/7knkf8/i_am_jeremy_lin_ama/

  87. Jeremy Lin embraces his creative side in adidas’ newest ad campaign http://uproxx.it/2knhjfo
    creativity as “the combination of instinctual and spontaneous” and “the expression of feeling free #killerspinmove

    Note: JLin’s appearance at [00:32] “It’s not about borders, ..”
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/943631233803620352

  88. More on rehab. From Dec.19th interview on Nets official site, confirming commuting between Brooklyn and Vancouver.

    “As he splits his time between workouts in Brooklyn and Vancouver….”

    “Just keep on this plan,” said Lin. “We’re not really putting any time or target date on any of the milestones for rehab really. It’s more just listening to the body, seeing how everything progresses. I have a year to do it, so there’s no rush. And then I just can’t wait to come back and hopefully be a better version of myself.”

    http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2017/12/19/as-nets-make-progress-jeremy-lin-takes-note

  89. More progress on that knee! Every little bit is a good sign!

    https://twitter.com/PopoChung7/status/945810690106785793

  90. Can’t tell when this was posted by Lin? Because he talks about on the way to Vancouver again. But he was just in Vancouver on Christmas Day. When did he come back to NYC, and then have to be back to Vancouver again? Too much traveling back and forth? Hmmmmm?

  91. To start 2018 on a hopeful note! (I posted to game thread too.)

    Jimmy Graham, (current tight-end for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL)
    “@JLin7 my thoughts go out to you brother. I know what your going thru. Message me if u have any questions about the long road back. – 8:25 AM – 19 Oct 2017”

    “Graham tore his patellar tendon, one of the most severe knee injuries an athlete can suffer…..he came back from the injury without missing a beat…..Graham firmly re-established himself as one of the league’s better tight ends….Now (at 31) one year further removed from surgery, Graham is just about at full health…. ” – SB Nation – August 3, 2017

    Granted, it’s a different sport. But still, it’s a sport where athleticism is required.

    Graham’s message was heartwarming and most encouraging! To take the trouble to reach out to JLin. HOPE JLIN saw the tweet, and has contacted Graham!

    https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/status/921034550033002496

    https://www.sbnation.com/2017/8/3/16013830/jimmy-graham-comeback-contract-nfl-free-agency-seahawks

  92. Jeremy Lin’s injury is troubling for all Lin fans. I’m sure all Lin fans feel the same that that he has to do something extra to make sure he remains healthy from now on. So how else besides working with Nash in Vancouver can Lin help himself to become stronger?

    Bball is a full contact sport with lots of mid air collisions that results in “freak” injuries. The league needs to protect players from these types of contacts. I agree that a rule needed to be made to stop Harden fouls where he initiated contacts. But rim attackers get hacked routinely and severely punished.

    “Proprioception refers to the body’s ability to sense movement within joints and joint position. This ability enables us to know where our limbs are in space without having to look. It is important in all everyday movements but especially so in complicated sporting movements, where precise coordination is essential. This coordinated movement is a result of the normal functioning of the proprioceptive system.
    What is the Proprioceptive System?
    The proprioceptive system is made up of receptor nerves that are positioned in the muscles, joints and ligaments around joints. The receptors can sense tension and stretch and pass this information to the brain where it is processed. The brain then responds by signalling to muscles to contract or relax in order to produce the desired movement.

    This system is subconscious, and we don’t have to think about the movements or the corrections to movement. Sometimes the reactions take place so fast they are termed reflexive.

    Following injury to joints and ligaments the receptors are also damaged, which means the information that is usually sent to the brain is impaired. As a consequence the joint feels odd or just doesn’t feel right.

    What are the Benefits?
    Once a joint has been damaged, or a ligament has been torn or partially torn, there will be a deficit in the proprioceptive ability of the individual. This can leave the person prone to re-injury, or decrease their coordination during sport. Proprioceptive ability can be trained through specific exercises and, in the case of the injured athlete, the improvement can compensate for the loss caused by injury. This has the effect of decreasing the chances of re-injury. Proprioception also helps speed an athlete’s return to competition following injury. The exercises should be initiated as soon as possible following injury.”

    The loss of proprioception also accumulates from injuries and our body loses touch of the injured parts even though they may have fully healed. Professional athletes can start to get repeated injuries due to loss of proprioception.
    A road side test for drunk driving used to be testing if the driver could close their eyes and touch their nose. Impairment from injuries can have a similar affect. I suspect that my closed eye test is probably not as accurate as when I was younger and not done as quickly either.
    The good news is that health science has become increasingly aware of how our body uses proprioceptors to walk, to dance, to juggle and to dribble while running and looking ahead to make split second decisions. We now have ways to retrain those receptors and train them as we build and train muscles for endurance or fine twitch activities. Let’s hope the Nets performance team uses these techniques to help Lin’s body to be more precise and faster in adjustments for all sorts of freak contacts in the future.
    My own lost of proprioception due to age and injuries has been a struggle. Not being able to do things I used to be able to do was very frustrating. But now I have hope again that I can rebuild some of those receptor nerve endings by learning to do simple tricks like juggling. This was something I recently learned from a PBS series about how one can improve their brain activities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redesign_My_Brain. Todd Anderson
    In one episode, he found that learning to juggle improved his neuro plasticity and proprioception. This is how I’m retraining my body again with yoga and tai chi movements. Lin however may need to train more specifically for his balance and proprioception to know where his feet are at all times. IMO, figure skating with precise angles and edges to create figures will rebuild his lower body awareness. Jumps like single or double twists in the air will require him to build up awareness of his precise landing points on ice in action. Or Lin can just learn to roll and throw a balance ball with his feet on his back!

    IMO, Lin’s repeated injuries has roots in his lost proprioceptors that inevitably comes with multiple injuries. Rebuilding and repair his bones, ligaments alone doesn’t repair the neuro receptors that makes his body awareness know exactly where his feet and body should be in motion. Lin must rebuild his neuro receptors again to know how to use his body again.

  93. One of the training devises that pros use is gloves that are slippery. This forces players to use extra sensory awareness for dribbling. This is another words a proprioception training for hands to build awareness of where they need to be with far more precision than with fingertips sending back messages via existing proprioceptors.

    The suggestion for Lin to learn skating is also such and exercise. Not having easy traction means that you need precision to be at the exact centre of active balance. When Lin got injured, his centre of balance was contorted by outside forces. A body with well trained proprioceptors can instantly make body corrections to create contortions to find an exact landing point or fall line that aliviates injuries (like in judo).

    Activating the neuro receptors in body with challenges will create new and faster reaction times for muscles. This is what researchers are suggesting for better recovery.

  94. To dribble correctly, you need highly acute and well developed proprioceptors. This is because basketball requires the eyes to look forward and not at the act of dribbling. You need to know where your hands are at all times while running and dribbling.

    STroke victims often find it hard to relearn walking partly because they’ve lost proprioceptors that feel the ground. Walking is a very complex movement that requires active balance. You must unbalance yourself to move forward. That act of faith requires that your other leg knows exactly where it is in space to then plant it in the right place to continue that teetering active balance motion.

    The idea of using gloves that are slippery to dribble is to impair that sensory system and challenge it to be reliant on accuracy of proprioception instead of feel.

    A multi skill sport such as basketball requires layers upon layers of proprioception skills. Injuries disables some of those neuro receptors as surely as physical breaks of bones and ligaments.

  95. JLin has progressed to practicing free throws – more knees-bending!

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/948350963978354688

  96. Wow, this looked like a lot of research!
    Wonder if this concept has been widely used in rehab or not.
    Thanks for interesting reading.

  97. Is anyone from this forum attending this Lin Bobblehead give-away?

    I’m glad the Nets are still promoting this. But it must be kind of weird to want Taiwanese fans to go to the game, knowing he’s out for the season.

    Hope JLin will be back in NYC to at least meet the fans in person..

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/948226383171411968

  98. It’s relatively new concept but is slowly filtering down to applications now.

  99. Nice. Is the ball actually going in?

  100. #kembastillhellashort
    lol

  101. Hmmmm, it doesn’t look like it went it. A little rusty. 🙂

  102. Hope this kind of research will get through to Lin and his team. At least to study and evaluate how this could help Lin. Every new advance can only help!

  103. Thanks to @Hudson777 for posting the first episode of series by Sports Illustrated on JLin rehab progress in the regular thread.

    I am re-posting the You-Tube video here. Easier to track the whole series here, I think. This way, not lost in game threads.

  104. Also Posted in “Progressing Young Nets” thread:

    Greg Logan – Newsday:
    “Many pro athletes struggle to come back from an injury such as Lin’s, but he hopes to defy that trend. History is not really something that is super-appealing to me right now,” he said. “I don’t want to get caught up in someone else’s journey. I feel like I am ready to take on this thing, and when I get healthy, I will be a new me.” “I’m finding Fortius and the Nets talk all the time,” Lin said. “They have calls, and we have strength coaches texting back and forth and sending videos. We have Nets people coming out and visiting. We have more staff members coming out there at All-Star break. So there’s a big-time collaboration.”

    https://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/jeremy-lin-nets-injury-update-1.16505946

  105. Posted by Arsenium12 .
    Featured Comment on “Progressing Young Nets” thread:

    Jeremy talking about communication with the Nets during his rehab :

    “That’s been the thing that I’ve been absolutely blown away with,” Lin said. “I feel like a diva with how much they’re communicating and every little thing gets passed on to every single person down the line, and everyone in Brooklyn knows, and everyone in Vancouver knows every little thing that happens, every milestone that we pass or whatever it is.”

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/959671484179517440

  106. Also posted in “Progressing Young Nets” thread:

    YES Network video of JLin’s interview about his rehab, on you-tube

  107. Rehab progressing well! JLIN LOOKING GOOD! See two linked videos, from 3-6-2018, pre-game at Warriors:

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/971198954032345088

    https://twitter.com/poormanscommish/status/971183957034254336

  108. One more video on JLin shooting baskets, from 3-6-2018, by Lin fan Popo Chung, posted by BbfanNets in 01-21-2018 game thread (I think when the music starts, this vid includes JLin’s own instagram post.)

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