Playoff Round 1 Game 7 CHA @ MIA Game Thread

 

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Game 7 is finally here! Would it be the last game for JLin and the Hornets in 2015-16 season? Or would they reach deep inside to play the game of their lives to shock the Heat one more time at their home-court?

Lin shared the verse to should help him to have peace and drive away any anxiety for Game 7. He would need to rediscover that he simply needs to give his best without any worry like the same mentality when he checked into the NJ Nets game in 2012 that gave birth to Linsanity. Just play all out and give his best to God.
Many of us will be praying so hard for him for that needed peace and strength

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray that JLin’s ankle is healed and he is brimming with confidence to solve Heat’s defense on him and be super-aggressive to attack the Heat inside and outside. Play teamball no matter what the outcome will be!


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  • JFirst

    ME first?

  • Marie Simon

    Let’s all pray for Jlin’s success:

    Game 7!! It’s an exciting time but I’d be lying if I tried to act like it isn’t stressful. This might be the biggest game of my life so please pray for clarity of mind for our team, for us to play well, the right purpose to play solely for God’s glory, and a win to advance to the second round!

    So thankful for all your love and support!

  • Briiick

    4 wins predicted.

  • JFirst

    with the not very good news. seems like Batum might play … (don’t know how to link tweet but here’s the message)
    Ira Winderman tweet:
    Steve Clifford says Nicolas Batum is “going to try to warm up,” and “I think he’ll give it a go.” And, “He’s not going to be 100 percent.”

  • Briiick

    He only needs to play a few minutes, doesn’t want to miss the historical game for Hornets.

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA ✔ ‎@NBA
    Charlotte @hornets 6th man supreme Jeremy Lin knocks em down during Game 7 warmups. #HEATvHORNETS #NBAVine
    8:53 AM – 1 May 2016
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/726801712867119104

  • freemind

    If he isn’t feeling good, playing even a few minutes is a very selfish agenda
    I am surprise that as a coach cliff is allowing this call in such an important game. goes to show he has not much of a game plan

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Spencer back could be huge for JLin and the Hornet’s.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Game time decision normally will play, right?

  • DaBoss

    Prayers up for Jeremy and the Hornets. Stay aggressive, focused, determined. No regrets!

  • freemind

    Please play spencer and sit out nic

  • CJSHYY
  • dave lam

    So hype up for this game. Most important match so far. Gooooo Lin. Gooooo Hornets!

  • cdblue10

    Let’s take this!!!!

  • blubell

    Prayer request 21
    Game 7!! It’s an exciting time but I’d be lying if I tried to act like it isn’t stressful. This might be the biggest game of my life so please pray for clarity of mind for our team, for us to play well, the right purpose to play solely for God’s glory, and a win to advance to the second round!

    So thankful for all your love and support!

  • HVJoy

    Yes! And, the Lin’s first R 1G1 win!

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! This might be the biggest game of my life…

  • swijaya

    and hopefully Lin delivers in such biggest moment ..

  • heart

    May God’s will be done. God bless you no matter what Lin!

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    That’s good.

  • DrewBear2

    “…to play solely for God’s glory…”

    Amen.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Briiick

    Hawes is important for pick n roll.

  • swijaya

    Not Batum.

    He has been playing bad, coming back from injury.

  • james brown

    what matters right now is hornets fight to the last. if they play they’re true game, it will be rewarded with a win!

  • GameWatcher

    Lin goes SUPERSAIYAN and wins the game and series!

  • HVJoy

    Go Lin! Go Hornets!

    May Heavens help you and your team in this “do-or-die” Game 7.

  • Love Lin

    Its also the biggest game of our fans’, sooooo proud of him. Lets go! Take the G7 n make to round 2..

  • Win

    Well. I am still mad at Clifford but…

    Go JLin! Go Hornets!

  • Win

    Am I hope someone in Hornets or MJ himself complaints to the highest levels of the league office as well.

    Damn u Heat.

  • Wty

    The good vibe is building.. time is ripe for a tremendous performance by Lin .. Let’s Go!

  • Win

    If Batum is gonna be as slow as game 6, then please sit him.

  • james brown

    hornets just have to play their play..let the ref do their job and just focus on what they can control!

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go!

  • Win

    To me, same plan, use Al on Whitesite, have JLin and Kemba penetrate. You still gotta attack even if you don’t get the call you usually get.

  • Win

    Ooo. I hope Hornets 3s will fall like crazy! JLin, KW, MW, Tank, Hawes, Lee and maybe even Troy.

  • Cycloben

    Refs will rig another game. nba is rigged.

  • adele

    The abc announcers said the X factor for this game is Lee. Smh!

  • kauaiblue

    Let’s go!!

  • CJSHYY

    They have no idea… Hate Rose.

  • kauaiblue

    lol… for the music show?

  • james brown

    maybe he wants to say lin but got the name lee, so he doesn’t want to correct himself.LOL!

  • Win

    Maybe we can have Psycho T tackle Wade hard to make him leave the game with injury. 😛

  • xeroid

    Go Lin, show everyone in NBA that Linsanity is no fluke and real.

  • freemind

    Coach did you made adjustment yet?
    https://twitter.com/nbastats/status/726803544578383872

  • Win

    JVG said Lin gotta play a big role on the offensive end on order to beat the Heat.

  • jimmyL

    they know Lin is going to produce
    Lee is unpredictable because he can be really bad or actually chip in

  • kauaiblue

    Cliford is so dumb… playing right into spo’s hands… run with your young team and tire heat players out!

  • Sophie Paris

    Go hornets!! 🙈
    Would be cool to see a 2nd round

  • adele

    J. Rose is a poor analyst and announcer. No respect for this person

  • HVJoy

    Positive vibes/thinking! We need it.

  • swijaya

    Go LINNING!!!

  • Briiick

    As I was afraid of, Cliff chose to stat pad the stud rather than win.

  • adele

    Only in our dreams. Or if it’s a blow out like the Spurs and thunder

  • kauaiblue

    Prediction: walker is going to play heroball…

  • LINSANITY

    LETS F’NNNN GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HVJoy

    They are predicting a loss for Hornets. Hey, if we must fall, we are going down fighting to the last second!

  • LINSANITY

    GAME 7 LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Chopz

    Woo Hoo! got butterflies, it’s like were all playing the game with him.

  • NONONO

    No Lin No (big game) Win.

  • LINSANITY

    IF LIN DOESNT GO FOR 30 this game HORNETS HAVE NO CHANCE

  • adele

    I think Clifford will choose that road. It’s easier.

  • HVJoy

    Go Li! Go Hornet! Cool the Heat completely!

  • LINSANITY

    LUOL DENG ON FIRE

  • Cycloben

    at least batum is sitting.

  • Win

    Rotating D is good.

  • LINSANITY

    LIN NEEDS TO COME IN RIGHT NOW.. THE OFFENSE IS TOO STAGNANT

  • Win

    Tragic goran u ^#%@^#%@&

  • kauaiblue

    this team suks!

  • freemind

    someone explain if this is a good stat or not ?
    https://twitter.com/nbastats/status/726814738391375872

  • LINSANITY

    IF HORNETS DONT WIN.. LIN WILL BOLT IN FREE AGENCY

  • Win

    Will Hornets get all call at all this game?

  • kauaiblue

    walker trying to be the hero…

  • Win

    If Lin don’t come in around the 7-6 mins mark, I am gonna be piss again.

  • LINSANITY

    TAKE KAMINSKY OUT hes so bad rn

  • Win

    He can’t guard Deng.

  • LINSANITY

    Cliff is one stubborn man.. ill tell you that thats the downfall of him

  • kauaiblue

    kaminshy is stinking the joint up…

  • LINSANITY

    THIS IS GAME 7 CLIFFORD… PUT YOUR BEST PLAYERS IN WTFFFF

  • Win

    Box out Frank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wandertheglobe

    Deng is feasting on Polish sausage

  • LINSANITY

    6 pts in 6 minuets? no offensive flow

  • Cycloben

    lol i want to see how big a hole the starters can dig.

  • KL

    No one is guarding Deng!

  • Win

    Tragic Goran u r a *^#@&#%^53296

  • kauaiblue

    jlin coming in… finally..

  • Sophie Paris

    Where is Jlin

  • Rick Johnson

    Typical starter hole. SMH

  • Win

    Put Lin on Tragic and Lee on Wade!!!!

  • Briiick

    The 1st Cliff unit is digging a hole as usual.

  • kauaiblue

    get kaminsky out of there!

  • LINSANITY

    CLIFFORD IS A DUMAZZZ FOR REAL

  • kauaiblue

    starters are terrible…

  • Win

    3 offensive rebound already. Can our team rebound at all??????

  • kauaiblue

    dumb coach…

  • LINSANITY

    DOES CLIFFORD NOT REALIZE THIS IS GAME FRIGGIN 7.. PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS MAN COME ON!

  • kauaiblue

    this team can’t rebound…

  • wandertheglobe

    Cliff should have start Lin to relief Kemba of ball handling duty. Damn Cliff

  • kauaiblue

    bring in jlin… what the eff are you waiting for?

  • Yuyang Deng

    dumb coach, he is so stubborn, he always think he is right and never make adjustments

  • Cycloben

    this team is hopeless.

  • kauaiblue

    i bet batum comes in… lol

  • Win

    Put Hawes or even psycho T in Cliff. We GOTTA REBOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KL

    If Lin gets going, they can win. Miami are a bit tentative but the Hornets starters are giving them a lot of confidence by playing so badly, especially rebounding so badly.

  • CJSHYY

    Frank couldn’t guard Deng

  • aras

    Team wont win bye charlotte if you cant grab a damn rebound and play with your heart all out you dont deserve to win.

  • james brown

    it was so obvious that starting tank is not working but cliff insist!!!!

  • Cycloben

    clifford is as stupid as a rock.

  • gandychan

    He’s not playing like he wants it at all. I really think we need zeller out there. Hawes is badly missed as a shooting big. He has way more fire than kaminsky. Kaminsky is shrinking in the spotlight.

  • kauaiblue

    usa basketball gonna get crushed in olympics…

  • takeme2cruz

    Why Dennis Rodman is so big for the Bulls?

    His f REBOUNDS.

  • james brown

    put psyco!!!!

  • Win

    Frank!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Start raining the 3s Hornets!

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s out with back spasms.

  • Win

    Heat cant shot 3!

  • kauaiblue

    clifford says they need physicality… this is the softest team… bring in psycho t

  • Cycloben

    lol aat the lack of rebound.

  • Win

    If we are going to let Heat get the offensive rebound like that, we are gonna lose for sure.

  • kauaiblue

    jeff van gundy ragging on jlin… lol

  • james brown

    not playing yet injured????

  • gandychan

    Batum looks way too slow.

  • kauaiblue

    no rebounds, no win…

  • kauaiblue

    ome in jlin!c

  • Win

    It was a gamble. No big deal.

  • Cycloben

    hopefully jeremy already has an offer lined up, because this hornets team sucks.

  • aras

    This is terrible not even a competition GRAB A REBOUND FOR EFFS SAKE YOU SCRUBS

  • Win

    We are losing on rebound only so far.

  • gandychan

    Man. This is over..

  • gandychan

    The energy and effort isn’t there

  • Win

    WTH Is wrong is our reboundning????

  • Cycloben

    jeremy only gets to watch the ball.

  • kauaiblue

    these big men are terrible…. hawes was indeed a relevant factor in the wins…

  • Win

    Heat is not shooting well. But their rebound game is killing us!!!!!!!

  • jimmyL

    Cant give up this man off rebs unacceptable
    they are so gonna lose

  • Win

    5-14 on rebound. sigh…….

  • gandychan

    Seriously, we need to send a message to our bigs. Put in psycho T. Get some frickin rebounds!

  • kauaiblue

    bring in psycho t… you moron of a coach…

  • aras

    bahahahah my god this is hilarious bunch of midgets running around.

  • kauaiblue

    jlin really needs to go to a team with a good coach… last 4 coaches were morons!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Win

    Gotta bring someone in to change the rebounding game.

  • wandertheglobe

    Cliff put Daniels in with Lin please….

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Cool it guys. Only the first half!!

  • Sunn

    Jlin should get his tonight..

  • Win

    Bring Psycho T in to rebound and piss the Heat players off.

  • kauaiblue

    spo is loving clifford’s gameplan!

  • james brown

    jlin a bit too eager yet can even get a decent pass…

  • LINSANITY

    THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING TO WATCH

  • adele

    Clifford is sticking with Kaminsky. So dumb coach!

  • Cycloben

    cliffored playing kemba batum ball.

  • Win

    WTH, Basketball god is on the Heat’s side again?

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin moving faster, better.

  • Cycloben

    more like clifford giving it away

  • Win

    Shut the H*** UP Heat fans, his leg wasn’t set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Batum need to sit.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kaminski only good for on in post one game when Wade was guarding him.

  • Win

    Sit Batum U stupid *#&()@&#* Cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    batum has destroyed it…

  • LINSANITY

    its over guys

  • wandertheglobe

    Batum needs to sit

  • gandychan

    Game over. GG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum shouldn’t be PG. SMH. That’s just TO waiting to happen.

  • LINSANITY

    its over good season

  • Briiick

    Cliff lets Batum handle the ball.

  • kauaiblue

    is he ever going to let jlin go back to qbing this team?

  • Win

    UEYO&#@)* Clifford go with the Point Forward BS again!

  • wandertheglobe

    Why is Batum handling the ball when Lin is in?

  • Win

    Lin And 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s it Lin !!! and one

  • KL

    Batum is absolutely losing the game for the Hornets.

  • Cycloben

    this is going to be a blo2wout

  • Win

    How many time I gotta say this Clifford? POINT FORWARD DON”T WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bulldog

    Bench Batum , Cliff!!

  • Win

    Tragic Goran. RRRRRRRRRR I am piss

  • kauaiblue

    batum really is terrible…

  • kauaiblue

    come on jeremy…

  • Win

    Rebound 7-17. We are not looking good at all.

  • takeme2cruz

    Sit the 1 ankle guy down.

  • jimmyL

    They are gonna lose because Clifford cant coach

  • gandychan

    It’s been fun boys. Our guys just didn’t get up for this game 7. Oh well.

  • LINSANITY

    Batum shouldnt even be on the floor.. BRING IN JEREMY LAMB FOR GOD SAKES

  • Briiick

    Cliff knows Batum ball doesn’t work, but still can’t help trying it out first SMH !

  • Cycloben

    it”s a miracle, jeremy finally touched the ball !!!

  • james brown

    so obvious but hornets can’t see!!!

  • james brown

    so slow yet he wants to bring the ball…

  • Win

    Heat took 10 more shot attempt then Hornets. 22-32. There is no way we can win like this.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Batum is totally stinking up the place… Clifford would like to win but not without his star players. Smh!

  • kauaiblue

    if jlin doesn’t get to play his game, screw it…

  • kauaiblue

    clifford is a gutless moron…

  • james brown

    finally!!!and now kw will be back again..lol!

  • dave lam

    Cliff would have Troy in before Lamb

  • heart

    Just got home, turned on the monitor and saw the slow NB initiating the offense, then like clockwork he turned the ball over. Until Lin got the rock and he scored right away. God have mercy!

    How dumb is Cliff and NB if you want to win, let Lin set up the offense, please, for heaven’s sake!!!

  • BobbyH

    Well, it is going to take a miracle for Hornets to win this game. Big is weak, Batum is slow. Just wait for someone to turn into ISO mode.

    Edit; Only Lin has the full effort and energy on this team on the court. The others play like the are OK if not winning.

  • gandychan

    Batum just doesn’t have the quickness to play defense.

  • Win

    MW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    YESSSS !! get Marvin going.

  • adele

    It’s like I’m watching college basketball here. Clifford is the dumbest of the dumb. Why do you trust Kaminsky in a very important game of their teams life? For once at least Clifford should do something right! But no. He is playing Kaminsky like he is the star of the show. Can’t he understand why nobody would guard Kaminsky? Spo knows that very well. This is a loss and Clifford is always, I repeat always as stupid as he is!

  • Cycloben

    finally a good play initiated by jeremy

  • JJ Hui

    Lin leaves and we can see CC stupidity next year, because he is afraid to get fired by KW and Batum, he is not afraid to fire by Lamb! What a bully. LOL!

  • Win

    FFFFFFFFFFF. Tragic Goran!

  • Win

    Lin 2!!!!!!!!

  • Win

    Let Tragic shot 3. He won’t keep hitting.

  • NONONO

    i would not be upset at all if Hornets loss this one, because Clifford does not give Lin much chance. It is over today, we might know here Lin to go next season next week.

  • aras

    STOP HELPING LIN FFS

  • Cycloben

    kemba is back.

  • Win

    Batum!!!!!!!! Hornets 3 are falling!

  • BobbyH

    Oh No.

  • Win

    Get you hand up Cody!

  • Rick Johnson

    At least he’s sharing PG duties with Lin

  • Cycloben

    kemba iso mode!!!

  • Win

    Wth was that?

  • joyce ward

    I personally think that the NBA wants the Heat to win. Better ratings for the NBA. I think F/O not really sold on giving Batum the max salary, and Cliff is trying to prove that he deserves it. NBA knows that Lin is the X-factor in this game, and they want to neutralize him so that heat can win and go on into the 2nd round. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

  • NONONO

    why KW in again? aiming for losing.

  • JJ Hui

    Lin is open but why MW didnt pass to him?

  • Win

    He passed to MW, MW pass it right back to KW.

  • Win

    Where is the FOUL ON CODY??????????????????

  • I am The Jason

    Take Zeller out. He can’t even jump or put his hands up.

  • Bulldog

    another failed iso from KW.

  • Win

    Batum!!!!!!!!

  • Cycloben

    i think clifford is giving it away

  • Sophie Paris

    Come on it’s game 7!!

  • Win

    Wow. All the calls are favor the Heat.

  • aras

    hahahahaha even mcroberts is scoring

  • kauaiblue

    clifford going wth batum and walker ball… guarantee lose… smh

  • Win

    Cody was foul and they didn’t call it.

  • LINSANITY

    Hornets are not playing desperate enough

  • kauaiblue

    jlin back to standing around watching batum and walker screw it up…

  • Win

    On the other side they call a TOUCH FOUL on Hornets. *#&@)*#&)@*#&)

  • mayo98

    Yah. Imagine, Heat vs Cleveland on EC Finals.

  • gandychan

    I can’t say that Jeremy is playing winning basketball. Taking too many risks. He’s trying to do too much. He needs to play within the system on defense. He’s gambling too much and his timing seems very off. He’s not very focused right now.

  • james brown

    just in awhile and then returned again when they saw its working for lin!

  • HVJoy

    Even the commentator said Heat appeared to “want it more”.

  • vincent

    Cliff decides to go back to the losing strategy in games 1-2…

  • KL

    His offence is fine. Defence not up to his stellar standards yet. Give him some time.

  • Win

    The refs really piss me off. If we are losing on rebound and don’t get the call. We are in big trouble.

  • adele

    It’s not Lins fault!

  • aras

    He is helping waaaay to much on defense 2 threes is because of him helping stop it with that

  • james brown

    what can you do if your teammates are so slow defending!

  • LINSANITY

    Lins out lol

  • LINSANITY

    CLIFFORD TOOK LIN OUT LOL

  • LINSANITY

    its over guys..

  • kauaiblue

    lol… jlin out… gonna be a blowout…

  • aras

    LOL? are u serious? dude he is leaving his man wide open everytime he helps giving the WRONG GUY OPEN THREES his fault

  • Win

    The answer is take Lin out???? LMAO. We are done.

  • Weifang

    decides? no, it’s been like this through the whole season. nothing really changes or cliff makes the same decision all season long.

  • james brown

    lin out and batum stays?!

  • Rick Johnson

    After a whole season Cliff is still so clueless. They won #3 & 4 because Walker, Jefferson and Batum got out of JLin’s way.

  • Cycloben

    what a lloser team

  • kauaiblue

    go heat…

  • kauaiblue

    lee took a jump shot??

  • Win

    Good Cliff, really good. I love the way you disrespect Lin.

  • Weifang

    when Lin plays like this, that means he knows he has very limited touch and PT

  • jimmyL

    lin out great fking lose already

  • cdblue10

    And delivered

  • gandychan

    I think it’s good for Lin to come out for a couple of minutes. He needs to refocus

  • aras

    well he was not good on defense to be honest.

  • kauaiblue

    he should have driven that sheyt… it is reflective of his mentality… hesitant… and no killer instinct…

  • noob

    Just tuned in what happened to Lin?

  • KL

    I hope Lin comes back in the 1st half. Bad for his rhythm if he is held out too long.

  • aras

    he is too hyped right now gambling way too much.

  • Elon Musk

    he cant do layup anymore haha

  • kauaiblue

    clifford needs to change to what worked for 3 straight games…

  • jimmyL

    I hope Lin is not thinking about coming back next season

  • aras

    he scored

  • kauaiblue

    that’s not the point… he shouldve driven in and couldve drawn a foul… there was a trailer if he missed… instead he takes a 10 foot jump shot… if it doesn’t go in, heat get it back easily…

  • james brown

    someone supposed to rotate. clee also do that because nobody can defend the big of miami. anyway why i am arguing with you? it wont help..

  • cdblue10

    Cliff will play his franchise players on this game and forget the player that brought them up to this stage.SMH

  • kauaiblue

    apparently… lol

  • heart

    Lin is a rhythm player. He needs to keep playing. He’s doing well. The offense is stagnant bc of poor defense and poor offense initiation by NB and KW.

  • jimmyL

    This is a bigger insult than Melo’s ridiculous comment and the gate thing

  • james brown

    he’s not good doing such

  • kauaiblue

    exactly… well, they’ll lose…

  • Win

    I said it yesterday, I say in again, not putting Lin back in around the last 2 minutes in game 6 was an insult to Lin.

    Any yet he is doing it again. Nice Cliff. U *&&#@%#

  • BobbyH

    Insult is an Insult. Big or small, it is all perspective.

  • adele

    The best move according to Clifford? Take out Lin! I can just laugh.

  • Basil

    i notice the abc announcers undercutting his contributions by focusing on negative–unlike other announcers earlier in the series. hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but it makes you wonder how much integrity the game has when even the announcers seem to be responding to the heat going to “high levels” to complain about officiating for lin.

  • Weifang

    Yes, Cliff is very consistent. And that’s Lin’s job description anyway

  • Tim Pham

    don’t let these couple playoff games fool you….lin only played bc of circumstances. if mkg was here all season, lin would be lucky to have 15 mins…lin needs to re think this in the off season

  • Weifang

    They don’t care, Lin helps them make the history already.

  • jimmyL

    Lin looks upset on the bench

  • cdblue10

    True and it’s sad

  • Win

    Agreed. I said that yesterday as well.

  • Goldblossom88

    Honestly i rather lin come back in when batum sits so they can do his running game

  • kauaiblue

    jlin gotta go to nets or mda…

  • Briiick

    True. Cliff is a pretty consistent below average coach, securing his job only by stat-padding the stud well.

  • kauaiblue

    forget this team… go heat!

  • Win

    Lee can’t even stop the ball.

  • aras

    FRANK YOU SCRUB

  • cdblue10

    The momentum is on Heat’s side now.

  • cdblue10

    Stupid baldy

  • kauaiblue

    ha ha… lol… your stars can’t get it done, clifford…

  • Win

    Nice Cliff. You are a moron. Period.

  • kauaiblue

    this is so boring… i may go out…

  • james brown

    no heart!!!

  • gandychan

    Lin should come back into the game now

  • Briiick

    Cliff has determined to stat-pad his studs and is going to humiliated by Heat.

  • ViNuyork

    LOL

  • gandychan

    Lee is playing with resolve.

  • Tim Pham

    oh great now lin is guaranteed less than 20 mins this game.

  • kauaiblue

    the 2 million dollar man got you 3 playoff wins, clifford… next year, you aint got sheyt…

  • Win

    I am sick of this Coach. Thank you a rehab season for Lin. See you no more.

  • kauaiblue

    jlin, get outta charlotte!

  • adele

    They don’t want Lin to have a big contract next year.

  • adele

    Clifford pet

  • aras

    Nice got it down to 4 pts keep the momentum up

  • kauaiblue

    well, this is the glass half full view… they win, we see jlin dominate in round 2… if they lose, well, it just proves clifford is dumb and can’t win with walker and batum ball…

  • james brown

    now cliff will hang more with lee ,kw and batum..

  • cdblue10

    Deng walked

  • HVJoy

    3:27 2Q Lin plays 9 min. so far. 🙁

  • Promo Sports World

    Lee playing well

  • kauaiblue

    dragic destroying walker…

  • ViNuyork

    JLin should beast out when he is in—maybe Cliff would let him in…or maybe Cliff realllly wanna loose this game

  • cdblue10

    Walker has been Tragicized on this game

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    What happened to “positively” supporting JLin on this forum? So much name-calling! Honestly, Lee and Batum are doing well so far. Lin was doing OK except his help-defense led to some Muami shots that looked really bad for the eye-test.

  • BobbyH

    Even if Horents gets into 2nd round, Lin’s role will be like this game.

  • NONONO

    KW is killing Hornets

  • swijaya

    Cliff has no balls to replace KW

  • Cycloben

    oh well , at least this season is over.

  • I am The Jason

    Charlotte let Miami tell them how to play basketball. The Heat scared the Hornets away from the 3 pt line. Its sad. If Charlotte just play to their identity, they can win this series.

  • kauaiblue

    well, then they will lose!

  • heart

    So Cliff sees KW gets torched by Dragic and let him have a field day instead of inserting Lin in the game. Lin has been sitting for almost the entire 2Q.

  • Win

    I can’t say no more beside Cliff is a dumb A%% biggest Jerk I have ever seen.

  • kauaiblue

    he is gutless…

  • james brown

    now kw do more TO , yet cliff still love his player!!!

  • joyce ward

    Cliff knows lin not coming back next year. He knows lin will get paid. Lee/Batum are the one that Cliff wants them to sign and right now they have not lived up to their contracts.

  • Tim Pham

    barring a miracle and lin gets to have some time, this season was okay. moments where lin was able to shine, some where he was regulated to background player, better than the last season for sure but definitely not the “ideal” place for lin if he’s going to be continued to be used this way. mkg is back next year, and lin’s role will diminish more.

  • Promo Sports World

    cliff is going with the squad who plays good D

    Jeremy made some lapses on D

    And when your not the alpha on the team you can’t do that especially Jeremy

  • NONONO

    Hornets has not won any big game without Lin. Please give us a single reason to sit him now?

  • adele

    It was very telling before the game starts that j Rose said that Lee is the X factor of this game. He must have known Clifford’s strategy.

  • Briiick

    neither has Cliff.

  • cdblue10

    Heat just finished this off to finished my misery on this team

  • aras

    thank you finally someone gets it

  • kauaiblue

    i don’t know about you guys… but i think im going for heat, as long as jlin is standing around watching walker and batum screw it up…

  • Tim Pham

    me too

  • HVJoy

    2:28 2Q Lin had played only 9 min. Sigh.

  • xeroid

    Well, one positive is Lee is scoring. We know that when Kemba is doing poorly, the team may be doing better.

  • takeme2cruz

    Hornets will not play those they can’t or won’t keep next season

  • Win

    Too bad that JLin is having so much chemistry with his teammate. Cliff you really know how to coach. I can’t wait till seeing you end up like Mchale and BS.

  • heart

    Nope. It’s not Lin’s D. KW’s D and everyone else is losing the game.

  • kauaiblue

    walker is getting torched by dragic…

  • kauaiblue

    Go heat!

  • guest

    We want Hornets to win regardless to get Jeremy to the 2nd round in playoffs for the first time in his NBA career.

  • takeme2cruz

    Go Heat

  • KL

    Kemba was never able to guard Dragic. Clifford is just being stupid.

  • sk

    I just want the Hornets to win. Why would you guys not want at least 4 more games where you can watch Jeremy play?

  • Chopz

    Still no lin. Im irritated, light em up heat.

  • kauaiblue

    batum and walker stinking it up…

  • kauaiblue

    not like this…

  • NONONO

    Starters big a big hole in first quarter, now digging a second one.

  • guest

    They are just looking off open teammates and taking contested shots. How many open shots due to playmaking or passing have Hornets had?

  • kauaiblue

    dwade is the man…

  • takeme2cruz

    Yeahhhh wade

  • heart

    No time out? Cliff is so bad!

  • Win

    Nope. Not with the way Clifford disrespected Lin.

  • Tim Pham

    im’ actually whatevers.

  • BobbyH

    Who is the ABC announcer? Taking every chance to diss Lin,

  • Briiick

    This is going to be another 5 for 20 game for KW.

  • Chopz

    Kemba a joke, and they sit lin?

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff going back to what they lost with in games 1 & 2.

  • kauaiblue

    heh heh… hornets suk… jlin got his good playoff run, and hes out next year…

  • Cycloben

    wade is awesome!!!

  • kauaiblue

    dragic destroyed walker…

  • HVJoy

    Clifford is not playing to win, benching his best playmaker for most of 2Q.

  • kauaiblue

    dragic will go back to sukking next round…

  • james brown

    im out now..cliff not clever to know whats good for him and the team…hornets lost to me with the way they playing! bye..see you on jlin’s new team next season!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Walker can’t guard Dragic, Lee can’t guard Wade. Lin on the bench. Cliff is just so infuriating.

  • xeroid

    All I can say is Hornets deserve to lose if they insist Kemba Walker ball.

  • LINSANITY

    LOL Lin only 10 minutes in a game 7 with your season on the line… something wrong with Clifford.. hes thinking about that Game 6 too much

  • kauaiblue

    he is sooooo dumb… jlin makes the game dynamic and everyone get in on the action…

  • joyce ward
  • Cycloben

    drqagic looks like an al star againwst kemba

  • aras

    getting kiiiiiiiiiiiilled killed killed killeeeeed byeeeeee now playoffs

  • NONONO

    It is okey to rest Lin and let KW enjoys what he does the best – ISO. I cannot wait the season is over and go watch Nets games

  • takeme2cruz

    So people only saw lin help double team caused open 3 but can’t see how Walker defense?

  • LinJa

    Hornets lose in every game with batum. Coincidence?

  • jimmyL

    Clifford needs to go
    he is messed up in the head

  • Sunn

    This is ridiculous. .

  • gandychan

    Good season guys. See you next season. Wish things ended differently for Lin this year, but it was still a good year overall. It’s ok that we lost today.

  • LinMad

    anyone know why Lin only got 9 minutes?

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin not held to the same standards

    Cliff will ride and die with kemba

  • kauaiblue

    batum really screwed the momentum up…

  • jimmyL

    Lin 2/3 5points
    rewarded with a benching clifford is an imbecile

  • CJSHYY

    I want to know too.

  • KL

    Right now the Hornets deserve to lose. Lin has been used and discarded just like that. This is ridiculous.

  • BobbyH

    Cliff thinks he played bad defense.

  • Briiick

    He outscored KW.

  • kauaiblue

    go heat… blow up hornets…

  • CJSHYY

    What’s going on w these lousy Hornets team?

  • jimmyL

    Hope Lin gets him double digits then let the heat blow them out
    So done with this idiotic coach

  • CJSHYY

    NO. Maybe Lin will show up in 2nd half.

  • kauaiblue

    have no idea… he was getting it going with 2 beautiful drives… clifford is playing into spo’s hands…

  • kauaiblue

    and die…

  • jimmyL

    He did show up just wasn’t allowed to play

  • joyce ward

    Lin is not going to be there next year. Lin is going to get paid anyway. Everybody in the sports world watching this game and wandering why lin is not in. So ilin is a win win regardless how this game turns out.

  • Win

    If Hornets lose, I am not even gonna watch anymore NBA playoff game.

    So that what you will get NBA.

  • LinJa

    Batum didn’t want to ruin the chemistry, but he destroyed it.

  • Promo Sports World

    Just get 10-12 points Jeremy

    Cliff went with his guys —- many coaches do that

  • Rick Johnson
  • kauaiblue

    if clifford continues with this crep, then go heat!

  • jimmyL

    It’s all on Clifford

  • Tim Pham

    what sucks is that there are no guarantees lin will have any better role in any other nba team. it sucks. this is going to be his 6th team in like 7 years? I really don’t know what to say or even think. it sucks.

  • Promo Sports World

    Agreed

  • Chopz

    And people think lin should play behind kemba who can’t guard anybody in the nba. Win or lose, done with this team next year.

  • heart

    Something is weird going on…Cliff lets Heat go on a run for the entire 2Q w/o calling a time out to insert Lin. He only called a timeout when Lin helped w/ defense? Dragic torches KW over and over, yet stubborn Cliff allows him to…

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • adele

    I will just watch and observe players on this game. I don’t care about hornets. At least my consolation is that Lin can just sit there and relax. Lin should just think what team he will join next season.

  • LinMad

    If I’m Cliff, I’m playing Lin, Lee and Marvin more. They are all 50-100% FGM

  • joyce ward

    Not during a play off.

  • kauaiblue

    story of the last 2 games… oh, and the first 2…

  • jimmyL

    Clifford did Lin so dirty
    Someone should drive down and beat his azz

  • HVJoy

    Clifford is playing politics as usual, not playing for a win.

    He benched his best playmaker for > 7.5 minutes in 2Q. Lin played only 9 min. in 1st half. Batum, injured, had 16 min.

  • Win

    Lee? Can even stop one on one fast break by Tragic Goran. And Lee allow Tragic Goran to go to the left. SMH.

  • kauaiblue

    Right, just get your average… 14 and you’re good… next year will be better… on another team…

  • LinMad

    lol who cares after this season Lin is gone

  • gandychan

    Dragic looks fast today. He’s playing like he wants it.

  • takeme2cruz

    Does $2 mil bench guy need an exit interview? Hope not, lin needs to clean up his locker and fly home in CA asap.

  • BobbyH

    There will be offers. Just wait and see.

  • KL

    Kemba and Batum are allowed to suck on defence. Everyone else is accountable. One slightly less than perfect moment on defence and you are out. If you are on the floor, you better play defence cause Kemba and Batum sure don’t need to.

  • jimmyL

    Who knows

  • Win

    I said it yesterday. Clifford has been disrespectful to Lin after Game 3, 4 & 5.

  • joyce ward

    Dragic always plays well against walker…(Rolls eyes)

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is his scapegoat

  • aras

    Who is this team? bunch of D-league scrubs with no heart who dont deserve to get past first round. screw each and everyone of these heartless D-leaguers

  • kauaiblue

    im with you james… jordan and clifford and go down with walker and batum… lol

  • DX

    According to what Cliff did, don’t even know he want to win or not.

  • LinJa

    What guard doesn’t look fast playing against walker?

  • Win

    There is really no place for Asian in the NBA…..

  • LinMad

    Lin is 2nd lowest minutes on team. Something definitely fishy going on. I think Cliff DID blame last game on Jeremy Lin even though Lin scored 8 pts on 23 minutes. This coach is bias. He doesn’t take in the fact that Lin helped get 3 of our only wins in this series.

  • kauaiblue

    good to go through the ups and downs with yall… jlin did what he needed to do this year… next year, we will be at courtside seats rooting him on bc we will not be able to resist blowing our bank accounts watching him kick hornets’ azz!

  • kauaiblue

    any tweets about his not being in the game?

  • guest

    Besides the Lakers, this team has to be the worst for Lin when it comes to starters always being behind when Lin comes in. All season, Lin’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by the Hornets media giving accolades to other Teammates. The national media has noticed Lin and so have other coaches and teams for next season. That’s all that matters. Hornets can still come back in the 2nd half if Clifford is ordered to go through Lin per Jordan’s orders!

  • takeme2cruz

    This game is over not because the 12 point behind but how it’s played by this dumb coach.

  • Briiick

    Is Dragic a generic name for other NBA starting PGs ?

  • HVJoy

    Cheer up, Win. Let’s think positively.

    Perhaps Clifford us trying to “save Lin’s legs for the 2nd half”. Smh.

  • kauaiblue

    heat are not playing that great either… it’s terrible coaching and playing by their “stars.”

  • takeme2cruz

    What Cliff does is exactly how Jordan wanted.

  • Tim Pham

    khuang has been right all along.. i’m just glad lin was able to have lucky chances to display that he still has talent and hopefully it changed his narrative a bit this season. got to shine in a bit in the playoffs…hopefully this is the first step of something greater

  • Win

    Hi Brother (Alain Gervais) How come I can not reply your post?

  • kauaiblue

    I like your positive thinking, but i highly doubt it!

  • LinMad

    We started losing ever since Cliff decided to inject Batum back in when he isn’t 100%. That’s on Cliff. Should have ran what was working all along.

  • KHuang

    What was I right about?

  • Tim Pham

    khaung is a genius: says if batum plays, likely hornets lose.

  • guest

    I’m not sure about that. Clifford doesn’t feel the pressure of Jordan on his back for away games. Cliff has used Lin very differently for home games and I don’t think it’s just for the Lin fans.

  • kauaiblue

    no, he’s playing against walker who is like 5 inches shorter and also can’t play defense… or offense except very occasionally…

  • LinMad

    i already knew this since Game 5 when we only won by 2. He hurt us badly.

  • KHuang

    That’s not genius.

    EVERYBODY knows that.

    Thanks for the shoutout, though.

  • Elon Musk

    lol

  • Win

    KHuang pretty much said there is no place for Asian in the NBA. If i am not mistaking.

  • heart

    MJ/Cho/Cliff, Lin gave you the biggest discount that anyone has and ever will give your franchise history. He led your team to the playoffs, now in a pivotal moment of game 7, you glue him to the bench to let your chosen players get the national spotlight on them, yet they’re stinking up the joint for you? No pity on you and karma will get you once Lin leave your team!

  • KHuang

    I don’t remember if I wrote that.

    Probably I did, I dunno.

  • CJSHYY

    But Hornets played even worst so Heat looked good.

  • LinMad

    we’ll know next season. I think next season has to be Jeremy Lin’s season or he’ll forever be mistreated/limited role player.

  • Win

    U didn’t wrote like that. You sounded like it about Lin FA post.

  • swijaya

    First half went so bad, but Cliff is going to repeat the exact same rotations in the second half.
    So sad ….

  • Tim Pham

    haha true. but still want to give you credit since you have made so many correct observations

  • Briiick

    I bet KW is MJ’s agenda, and Batum is Cliff’s.

  • HVJoy

    I must think positively, otherwise, I would have turned off the TV and go out for a walk!

  • Tim Pham

    khuang, can you please give us a first half analysis? lol

  • KHuang

    Oh, that.

    I’d prefer not to believe we are not watching Lin’s final NBA game right now.

  • Win

    Sorry If I was wrong. I have been reading so much posts lately.

    LOL.

  • KHuang

    No Lin no win

  • Win

    Same here. But I don’t know now. I hope you are wrong too. LOL.

  • LinMad

    9 minutes though for a player who is so so crucial to this team. What was Cliff doing up all night? Reading ATH comments about how Lin is the reason we lost the game last time?

  • Darin Tanaka

    The only way I see the Hornets coming back is if they give Lin the ball and get out of the way. There is no way this is happening so this game is over. It’s been a fun season.

  • KHuang

    You’re not wrong about me

  • morningdew

    This is the reality unfortunately, bigger contract means bigger responsibility when playoff fate is on the line. A 2 mil guy will take only the share of a 2 mil role… much to our liking, but that is the hard cold fact.

  • kauaiblue

    so true…

  • Yuyang Deng

    No Lin, No Win, I hope Lin is pissed and leave Charlotte no doubt

  • Win

    I just wanna kick Clifford butt now. Thats it.

  • kauaiblue

    Go heat! destroy hornets!

  • KHuang

    It’s happening right now.

  • joyce ward

    I’m telling you this game i not about benching lin, but this game is about the Heat/Cavaliers in the EC finals. That’s it in a nutshell.

  • adele

    Not entirely true. He was given a big contract in rockets.

  • KHuang

    Well, benching Lin is THE KEY to the Heat advancing.

  • LinMad

    If Lin was the reason we lost the game last time, Lin is the difference maker. Period. Play him 24 minutes straight now.

  • kauaiblue

    Heat look terrible though!

  • zxcvb

    Fair officiating so far. Just bad coaching by Cliff. Won’t bench Kemba and won’t play Lin.

  • kauaiblue

    Dragic has one single decent game, and he is like the best player in the nba according to announcers… smh

  • Win

    Yea. Genius Clifford is da man!

  • jimmyL

    people want to physically hurt him so he knows the pain

  • guest

    Besides Lin, Hornets idea of offense. Dribble, dribble, dribble around perimeter and shoot. Or pass once around the perimeter and shoot. Kemba passes only for bail outs or to reset offense to get ball back. Not to play make.

  • LinMad

    How dare they let Dragic get hot.

  • adele

    How can they blame Lin when he is not playing in the crunch time?

  • webattorney

    After today, no more time spent on watching NBA games. Lol For this year. Maybe if Curry returns and GSW meets Spurs for Finals. That will be good.

  • Win

    Yea. Cliff, Lin is the problem. You $&#*$&)Q#

  • LinMad

    highlights on Kemba’s mistakes….that’s not the spotlight Cliff/MJ/Cho wanted.

  • Rick Johnson

    Moe no defense Kemba and injured Batum. Just great.

  • kauaiblue

    walker being destroyed by slow mo dragic…

  • heart

    The MAIN reason Lin gave 2M to Hornets was in exchange for a bigger role and minutes. Hornets have not kept their promise!

  • webattorney

    Single great game. He has close to 20 points in 1st half.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly. they have to neutralize lin because the heat can’t stop lin once he gets in the zone. Lin makes the rest of his teammates weapons against the opponent.

  • kauaiblue

    heh heh… no lin, no win… not even close…

  • LINSANITY

    BENCH KEMBA RIGHT NOW!

  • LinMad

    Kemba single handedly losing the game.

  • Promo Sports World

    Batum threw a major wrench into things and created a situation where Jeremy takes a hit and Cliff sided with the tired Jeremy narrative …. It’s the reality

    I hope Jeremy did enough to get out of being a “backup”

    Interesting to see if Bk steps up not sure

  • Cycloben

    bam in yo face hornets!!!

  • LINSANITY

    COACH NEEDS TO BENCH KEMBA.. LIN HASNT PLAYED 12 straight minutes wtf is wrong with you coach

  • Win

    Someone gotta put a body on Whiteside.

  • kauaiblue

    lol! go heat!

  • zxcvb

    Game over. Benching Lin for any reason is always a bad idea.

    Charlotte hasn’t won a single big game without this season. Not one.

    BROOK-LIN, BABY. That’s all I care about. Hornets are irrelevant without Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Okay, Kemba / Batum / Jeffeson to start. Gets them out of JLin’s way when he comes in. To late to win but JLin will be able to play his game.

  • Cycloben

    that alley oop was so satisfying

  • Win

    No no no. You are wrong. Our starter were good. Good enough to win.

    Lin is our problem.

  • HVJoy

    Hornets seems contented to be in the Playoffs. Now the team just want to promote their designated “star” players.

    Lin, no matter how crucial he was for preventing Hornets from a R1 sweep, he is not in the team’s plan for next season. He will not get any “love” from the coach to shine!!!

  • ViNuyork

    game OVER…thanx Spo– now we can go eat out….

  • LinMad

    shackling Lin when he helps everyone when he’s on the court is stupid. Lin’s on/off rating is clear as day but Clifford is not doing anything about it.

  • Win

    No more NBA for me until Lin find a team that trust him with the Key.

  • LINSANITY

    JORDAN LOOOKS PISSED

  • kauaiblue

    go heat! im going for them throughout the playoffs… actually, i don’t really care… lol… nba suks!

  • BobbyH

    KW makes Dragic like an all-star.

  • heart

    I have a feeling there’s something really fishy and weird about what we’re watching right now… Cliff still has not insert Lin in the game since 2Q. No time out called and no adjustment…

  • Win

    MJ. That what you get when you and the front office wanna down play Lin.

  • kauaiblue

    walker making dragic look like an offensive and defensive genius!

  • DX

    Dragic is doing what Lin should do now.

  • LinMad

    MJ should have slammed his hammer down on Cliff. I wouldn’t have extended Cliff’s contract so early.

  • takeme2cruz

    Do what I do to feel better and not angry, root for the HEAT. Lol

  • kauaiblue

    wouldn’t doubt there is something fishy going on… they don’t want jlin to do well…

  • Cycloben

    jeremy getting dnp-cd

  • Win

    Whoever disagreed on Clifford has been disrespected to Lin, I will say this.

    YOU ARE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    Well, here is a sneak peak of what Hornets will look like next season.

  • Win

    MJ is part of this. Lets be real here.

  • kauaiblue

    Heat killin em… heh heh…

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • kauaiblue

    miracle run by jlin later?

  • swijaya

    Hahaha … Cliff is really riding Kemba & Batum, despite Lin gave the 3 wins
    Possibly too late now to recover, Cliff is just too damn stubborn!!!

  • BobbyH

    Dragic is against KW.

  • LinMad

    nah the hole is too deep.

  • Cycloben

    lol that was what I wrote a while back

  • guest

    This is BS (Byron Scott level)!!

  • Win

    Good Cliff. Keep on sitting Lin, you will be fine. And we will be fine too.

  • noob

    Wow Kemba stinks today when will Cliff go to Lin?

  • Promo Sports World

    10-12 points please

  • Win

    Clifford is not even bother to try now. LOL. Good.

  • takeme2cruz

    Batum did mess up the winning momentum.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    just tuned in. what did cliftard do to Lin?

  • LinMad

    Cliff is resting Lin for free agency when he runs out of Charlotte.

  • heart

    Cliff is giving this game away. No doubt about it. No one is this dumb not to call a time out to insert your best player long time ago, not after 16pts down….

  • Cycloben

    lol at the kemba drive

  • LinMad

    blamed him for last game’s loss and decided to not play him like the 3 other times we won.

  • kauaiblue

    there you go, cliford… heh heh…

  • takeme2cruz

    Timeout Cliff? To do what? Lol

  • kauaiblue

    no lin, you get destroyed…

  • Cycloben

    Jeremy got DNP’d

  • PPP

    LMAO, stick to the game plan, cliff. Haha

  • kauaiblue

    he will say to walker and batum; “shoot more!” “don’t worry about defense”

  • Win

    What a stupid A$$ baldy. Ehh, Ehh, you know; like Pat Riley once said, YOU ARE A MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • noob

    Clifford is a 21 point deficit and your point guard stinking it up on both ends enough for you to put Lin in?

  • DX

    It’s good, Lin just keep health and no need to fight for this helpless coach.

  • Sophie Paris

    Most boring game 7 I’ve ever seen. And where’s Lin smh

  • takeme2cruz

    Stick to that game-plan.

  • Cycloben

    blowout

  • Mr Chuckles

    This is all on Clifford

  • Tim Pham

    if lin gets to come back in i hope he just takes every shot

  • kauaiblue

    exactly… it is soooo boring…

  • KL

    Clifford content to lose the game and series this way. He gets to keep his job for the next couple of years.

  • guest

    End of game interview, Spo, “We came up with a full game plan on how to try and stop Lin,, I guess we didn’t need it since he didn’t play much…”

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i just hope all the clifford/kemba defenders are happy!

  • sunn023

    omg

  • heart

    16pts deficit deep then Cliff called a time out? Nope. Cliff/Hornets are giving this game away… No matter how well Lin does, he will find excuse to bench him, especially in the 4th…

  • webattorney

    Game is over whether Lin returns or not. Coach of the Year. Lol

  • kauaiblue

    actually, i hope he just rests the rest of this game… and well see heat destroy hornets…

  • LinMad

    Lin is probably going to be the pass to Batum boy.

  • Yuyang Deng

    Lin Must be so pissed off right now, he fought his heart out to get the team to where it is now, and just to lose like this is freaking unacceptable!!!!

  • JJ Hui

    Lin needs to leave this charlottes ASAP! Toxic Clifford! Clifford is that bad, when i see him talk i feel like throwing out, this is that bad and that is how i feel now!!!!

  • sunn023

    cliff takes the crown for the stupidest coach from byron scott

  • KHuang

    I wonder if Lin will even be allowed back into the game.

  • Win

    Post game interview: Our team wasn’t ready, we got beat on the board and Dragic and Wade were very good.

  • webattorney

    90% on Cliff. A blow out even when Heat is not playing well.

  • Steppen03

    Fellas,
    CCLIFF IS LOST!!! Out- coached AGAIN!

  • takeme2cruz

    does not matter anymore. hope not.

  • DX

    Cliff would rather to lose win than win with Lin.

  • ViNuyork

    reallly what is wrong with this $%^&^ coach….this line up is being embarrassed on national tv and he is stil sticking with them…they look lost n pitiful…pls. do NOT go in JLin…stop saving that coach

  • Win

    Ohhh. And our starter played well and good enough to win…

    NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Howan Cheung

    No, I strongly dislike the Heat players, dirty playing whiners

  • webattorney

    Hope not. What for?

  • John Focker

    Clifford is so nice, protecting Lin’s body and saving it for the offseason FA.

  • joyce ward

    Something fishy is going on. Somebody said that Adam Sliver was at the game.

  • LinMad

    how did Cliff even end up 4th COY?

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    JLin should just sit. No point of playing now

  • jolno

    This is fitting as Lin’s last game as a Hornet. Not allowed to do much and the Hornets lose big as a result of relying Batum, Walker, and Big Al. Well, onto his next team and hopefully this time Lin can finally be allowed to play his game.

  • ViNuyork

    positive outlook 🙂

  • spiderman

    cant risk a comeback
    hole is too deep anyhow

    Clifford is heats all-star defender

  • noob

    What did Lin do to deserve this?

  • LINSANITY

    Batum keeps taking these contested 3’s such bad shots

  • DX

    Kemba 25 min. 2-10, 4 pts.
    Lin 10 min. 2-4, 5 pts.

  • Cycloben

    kemba making drwagic look elite, lol.

  • SHINYDONUT

    Lin’s biggest contribution to these playoffs was drawing fouls on everyone and getting them out of rhythm while riding the bench. Heat knew this and hence the constant complaining. Look at Dragic beasting this and last game. What’s the difference? He’s not in foul trouble. On the bright side, Kemba being exposed as the lousy PG that he is.

  • guest

    Cliff, “we are losing this game because of rebounds?”, so let’s just keep the exact same players in the game losing the rebound game.

  • vincent

    no lin no win

  • grover chang

    Is this Hornet’s preview of next season? The team minus Lin.

  • John Focker

    Ballin’ while Asian.

  • Chopz

    Exactly. I woke up from my slumber for this? What a start to the day. Brook-Lin ny here we come.

  • LinMad

    when 3rd quarter almost ends and you look at the box score and see Lin with 9 minutes 5 pts and 50% FGM, you have to shake your head in disgust at how Cliff shackled him down. Everyone else is in double figure minutes already besides Lin.

  • Win

    Of cause, let Batum come off a screen and shot a 3. It will work…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba can’t even defend dragic LMAO

  • takeme2cruz

    KW will win the jump ball

  • vincent

    coach cliff secretly works for Spoelstra

  • k.smith

    What happened? They were down 8 at the half.

  • swijaya

    I wonder if CHA actually would have won game 3-5, if not for Batum injury …

  • LinMad

    no adjustments.

  • Howan Cheung

    come on, this game is such an letdown

  • HVJoy

    Fellow Lin fans, I am so disgusted by the Hornets coaching and Lin benching in this G7.

    I am turning off the game and go out for a walk. See you all later.

  • adele

    BrookLin all the way! But any team where he is the face of the franchise. I’m fed up with these NBA politics

  • KHuang

    Lin allowed back in to protect Walker.

  • Cycloben

    i waanna see hornets crushed by 50!!!

  • LinMad

    Batum is looking silly out there. He fumbles the ball too much.

  • vincent

    screw the hornets this is absolutely embarassing

  • swijaya

    Should have sat KW, instead of Lee

  • kauaiblue

    lol! walker getting his azz handed to him by slow mo dragic…

  • LinMad

    sit Lin, let Batum and Kemba finish what they started.

  • JJ Hui

    No rebounds by the big?

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin gave up. Why kill myself for this?

  • BobbyH

    Totally agree.

  • kauaiblue

    i agree with linmad… jlin, just sit or coast… give this game to walker and batum…

  • noob

    Well you certainly can’t put any of the blame for this one on Lin. He wasn’t even given a chance

  • Chopz

    Hehehe, you said it, not me.

  • kauaiblue

    exactly.

  • Win

    Lin should pretend he is hurt. And go back to the locker room.

  • guest

    That shot of Jordan was when he realized, Clifford will never win him a Championship!!

  • Mr Chuckles

    People will certainly try though.

  • Whitman Lam

    Why isn’t it a jump ball when Lin grabs the ball in Dragic’s hands ?

  • I am The Jason

    I can’t watch this game anymore. I guess we can now officially start the Lin to Brooklyn thread.

  • jimmyL

    MJ was a great player(still like AI better) but he’s awful beyond that lol

  • adele

    They need somebody to be blamed. They will put Lin in and they will blame the loss to him. That’s where Clifford get smart. Oh he his very smart on this.

  • DX

    This 7 game is a joke, Cliff seems already giving up.

  • Promo Sports World

    Hornets as a team franchise were not ready and choked

    Miami is a warrior franchise

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    freakin kemba letting dragic look like a GOD out there

  • kauaiblue

    jlin gave them a great 3 game run… awesome!

  • Bearness

    I don’t think he gave up. He wasn’t given the chance to begin with. Unbelievable. Cliff totally forgot who got them back in the series.

  • heart

    I rather Lin sit for the rest of the game. Cliff let the scores down to 20+ then sub Lin in??? What an embarrassment! Cliff has lost this game once he sat Lin after 1Q.

  • Win

    So now we all know about one thing. A bald coach doesn’t mean he is a smart coach.

  • kauaiblue

    slow mo dragic looks lightning fast against walker…

  • ViNuyork

    JLin -go back to d bench n chill….don’t get embarrassed and lower your $$ for FA

  • Darin Tanaka

    How was that not a moving screen on Whiteside?

  • Tim Pham

    game tells all.when game matters most..they worry about appeasing their so called “stars”

  • k.smith

    Did Miami adjust to Lin, and is that why coach gave Lin lesser minutes last game and this game?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that pissed me off more than anything this game

  • LinMad

    Hornets FO notes –
    Batum maybe 10 mln only now
    Lin, we need to sign him for 23 mln.

  • spiderman

    will not win another playoff game without Lin
    so be it

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    this game confirms everything true Lin fans have been saying for ages. SIGH

  • zxcvb

    Without Lin, Hornets are worse than the Sixers. Holy moly, these guys stink.

  • Bearness

    I knew Hornets weren’t winning another one in Miami, but this is really shameful. Kemba ball and no rebounding. Hornets big men have no guts. Batum is hogging too, but at least I feel like he is trying to make things happen.

  • BobbyH

    Too late. They already lost 20 before Lin came in.

  • Promo Sports World

    Perception of lack of D

  • LinMad

    no, Cliff decided Lin was to be blamed last game so he shackled him down this game.

  • PPP

    Lin, dont attack the rim for your fans sake.

  • Mr Chuckles

    See look, you give it to Lin and he immediately scores.

  • Win

    There is (#@_(* way Lin come back with the Hornets.

    Extremely disrespectful from Clifford, Front office, and MJ.

  • aras

    HAHAHAH i went out for like 20 mins and this is what happens…Woooow Lin get of this team seriously Nets next year with a LEGIT Tough players.

  • Cycloben

    jeremy bam!!! go for the contract!!!

  • LinMad

    I feel like Cliff thought Kemba would have another crazy night. And it punched him in the face.

  • LINSANITY

    LIN AND WADE GOING AT IT LOL

  • Cycloben

    jeremy needs to get his now!!!

  • JJ Hui

    Lin looked mad! I am with him!

  • Chopz

    Phi-Lin-delphia or Brook-Lin, decisions, decisions.

  • DX

    Stop shooting!!! Kemba

  • Cycloben

    airball, l9ol!!!

  • Mr Chuckles

    Why is KW even in the game?

  • Win

    Airball vs a made 3. LMAO.

  • Rick Johnson

    Get Walker off the court, he’s got nothing left in the tank.

  • LinMad

    Kemba is trash.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    did Clifford just yell at Lin?

  • Steppen03

    CCliff’s Great Defense Schemes…haha.
    Move on – I will let JL7’s team to handle business next season.

  • John Focker

    I’m giving a finger to the Hornets, guess which one? A team that is still playing more politics than ball in G6 AND G7 after leading series 3-2 DOES NOT want to win. And a team that does not want to win…is NOT A LEGIT BASKETBALL TEAM.

    ABCDE_G the Hornets, I’m done here ’till FA.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford is rabbit dropping

  • k.smith

    I thought Lin loved playing for the hornets? If he likes it that much and they offer a respectable contract, he should stay.

  • joyce ward

    Lin ain’t staying after this bs game.

  • LinMad

    not with Cliff.

  • kauaiblue

    no fuking way…

  • Weifang

    See, this is NBA…hmmm I am speechless

  • Mr Chuckles

    Unbelievable. Zeller with OF.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin is very upset

  • Cycloben

    lol at the refs still cheating

  • LinMad

    lol refs rigged, should just let them play when they’re down 24 pts. Don’t got to rub it in with your poor officiating.

  • Win

    All the calls favor the Heat. BS.

  • Rick Johnson

    25 points ahead and the refs still cheating? They that afraid of Lin?

  • webattorney

    To sws: I was right that Cliff’s not playing Lin during last 2 or 3 minutes the last game was telling AND NOT situational.

  • Whitman Lam

    Refs trying to put this game away for the Heat, so they can party on South Beach.

  • noob

    This game shows you how much of a role politics and agendas play in a game. Kemba is the guy that the hornets committed to as the face of the franchise. So it doesn’t matter what the play is like on the court

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the Refs aren’t even pretending to cheat now

  • joyce ward

    This game is rigged. Adam Silver is there. That’s why lin is back in because it looked to obvious in what they were doing. LOL

  • LinMad

    Cliff brought Lin in too late.

  • Cycloben

    i am done with the season after this game.

  • noob

    Yes he decided he’s going to win or lose without Lin

  • John Focker

    You left out the /s switch.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Batum so slow

  • rookie75094

    This is actually good…this will ensure Jlin won’t be back with the bugs.

  • zxcvb

    Batum and Kemba are trash. My God.

  • webattorney

    That’s what I saw clearly. If you value a player, you don’t do that to a player WHEN LOGICALLY, Lin should have been on court.

  • Rick Johnson

    Why is Lee playing PG now. WTF?

  • Win

    Lol. Cody pass to Lee instead of Lin after the rebound.

  • Mr Chuckles

    See, Kemba, not that hard to guard Goran.

  • John Focker

    THIS game is rigged? I say so was the last one! smh

  • webattorney

    If Lin returns to Hornets, I will be sorely disappointed.

  • DX

    Lee is so selfish!

  • Win

    This (#*@_(* team is a Joke. Clifford is a joke, front office is a joke. MJ is a joke.

  • LinMad

    we’re not going to cut the lead by taking ill advised shots like that.

  • zxcvb

    Lee still trying to statpad.

  • guest

    WTF Lee point guard.

  • zxcvb

    Nice defense on Dragic by Lin…if only they had that earlier.

  • vincent

    i hate this team

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Hornets just can’t score

  • Promo Sports World

    Frank’s shots have been atrocious

  • DX

    Keminsky is too soft inside.

  • JJ Hui

    SHAME ON YOU, Clifford!!!

  • John Focker

    But no no no no no, then the Hornets would have a shot at winning. Surely can’t have THAT!

  • zxcvb

    Refs taking away Lin’s made jumper and then no call on the leaner.

  • joyce ward

    I think lin is going to end up in Brooklyn Yall they are not trying to cut the lead, that’s why they have not given lin the ball. LOL.

  • KWC

    Kaminsky is so bad at rebounding

  • gandychan

    Safe to say, you can’t come back from a 30 point deficit.

  • vincent

    you can tell lin is really frustrated

  • kauaiblue

    nba is terrible… im done… no league pass next year… ive already deleted the app on my phone and computer…

  • refs definitely favored the Heat

  • LinMad

    3rd stringers now pls

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    What happened? Hornets overcame the odds and won fames 2,3,5. How did they lose an important game like game 6 at home? And then this meltdown??????

  • LINSANITY

    I TOLD YALL man.. as soon as this game went to Game 7 it was over.. no Way Hornets was winning this game

  • Cycloben

    dragic ccareer high against kemba, lol

  • kauaiblue

    can anyone here spread in china that nba is racist toward asians and that it has a terrible product?

  • LinMad

    cause Wade got in his face and the refs are too and the damn coach is stupid

  • zxcvb

    More like ANGRY. He did nothing wrong. He’s been the only good Hornet. Everyone else is pure trash.

  • Whitman Lam

    But Kemba wants to jack up shots.

  • kauaiblue

    no lin, no win…

  • gandychan

    No. I think he’s just trying to get the team going. It worked in the first half, but he’s gotta trust in the ball movement and team play.

  • zxcvb

    I want to see Lin taking a part shot at Cliff.

    “It’s hard to watch a lead go form 6 to 26 while you’re on the bench.”

  • LinMad

    How you going to put Lin in with a 24 pt deficit and still don’t give him the ball as much?

  • Bearness

    Only one that can really stop Lin is Cliff, and he has done it.

  • Win

    Agreed. I won’t spend anymore time on this BS. I am a very busy man and yet I have spent so much time on the Hornets because of Lin. But is the same old story. Disrespect all around Lin.

    Freaking BS!

  • JJ Hui

    Why pay? there are free link online!

  • kauaiblue

    what did wade do? ive never seen jlin get pizzed like that at a player…

  • Guezt

    Why is Lin still playing? Trying to blame him for the loss? Just stay healthy and din not get injured

  • LinMad

    i already removed my credit card from it so it won’t renew.

  • John Focker

    Guys, I’m so happy I found Star Trek Timelines and Marvel’s Puzzle Quest to help me unwind……from this BULLS**T!!

  • aras

    even if they give Lin the ball he wont cut a 30 pt lead down in the playoffs. the game is done this team is done. Lin should leave might as well prove to the world your a starter rather than getting beat in the first round of playoffs. He had 3 great games and cliff acted like a little bi*** and caved in on batums wishes. screw this team.

  • Tim Pham

    cheap shot screen.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    I think as the coach, you have to give the starters a chance to find their shots and Cliff did that. He waited too long to play desperate and change things up.

  • takeme2cruz

    Game of Thrones continues tonight.

  • Promo Sports World

    I knew as well

    Needed game 6

    Cliff panicked

  • jimmyL

    nah hes pissed at clifford

  • Tim Pham

    but more likely due to be pissed at being benched

  • LinMad

    lowest minute guy always gets blamed on this team lol. Like last game, 23 minutes and Lin was the one who got blamed even though he had 8 pts and other guys with 35+ minutes had 0 pts and 2 pts.

  • Promo Sports World

    He gambled and lost in

  • SHINYDONUT

    Lin not drawing fouls on Dragic, that’s what happened. People who said he was trash don’t see he’s equally capable of having a Linsanity-type game, especially when you have Kemba guarding you. Cliff just wasn’t smart enough to know Lin’s contribution

  • takeme2cruz

    Wrong starters.

  • Bulldog

    Kemba Walker digged a 30 pts hole for others to full. Lin, protect yourself from injury and move on.

  • kauaiblue

    it’s wierd… i still have hope as long as jlin is in there and controls the game…

  • KL

    If this game convinces Lin to leave this team, then this is a great game.

  • Win

    There only one thing I wanna say, if there no place for Asian in the NBA, then we all Asian won’t have any place for NBA neither.

  • LinMad

    If Hornets fans and coach didn’t blame Lin for the loss last game, CLiff would have played Lin more 1st half to get in the rhythm and would have put him in a lot sooner too in the 2nd half. But nah, he was pulled out after 9 minutes and put in after a 24 pt deficit.

  • adele

    He wants Lin to be blamed for the loss.

  • BobbyH

    That’s some positive thinking.

  • Illbe

    I said Game 6 showed that the league had tapped Miami on the shoulder to move on …now look; I see refs have made sure they did their best to insure this outcome. Clifford has a low BB IQ. Period.

  • heart

    After Game 4, Heat complained to the ‘highest level of the NBA levels’ that Lin and KW got favorable ref calls since then Heat has been getting all the calls and Cliff has been playing politics. He pulled Lin after 1Q and just reinserted Lin in 3Q after Heat went on a long run for 20pts+. Starters dig a deeper hole w/o Lin in the entire 2Q.

  • BobbyH

    Can’t wait. You know nothing Cliff.

  • Cycloben

    lol at the hornet starters statpadding

  • LinMad

    Lin only one playing good defense

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i hope every Lin fan stop watching the rest of the playoffs after this game to show them what an impact we can have

  • noob

    Wow Kemba so bad

  • Promo Sports World

    Kemba forgot to trust his teammates

  • vincent

    Please Mda be announced as head coach now!

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin hasn’t touched the ball.

  • guest

    MDA offense, 8 sec or less. Walker & Cliffraud offense, burn the clock down when trailing by 30pts.

  • Job713

    lol, its not like i paid to watch this POS game.

  • JJ Hui

    Referees and Clifford are giving Miami this game by design!

  • kauaiblue

    lol

  • Win

    Sit you butt down Clifford, walking around doesn’t make you look like you are actually using your head.

  • LinMad

    Kemba can’t shoot, Batum can’t defend. What else you need to know? Get them out already.

  • kauaiblue

    walker and batum cannot get it done…

  • Cycloben

    Miami 3rd string beating the hornets.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    true. i only watch free streams after ballstream died

  • cdblue10

    Hornets,Clifford Batum and Walker are GARBAGE!!!!!

  • kauaiblue

    why are they still in there?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    kemba & batum are the worst defenders in the league

  • KL

    This game, (just like game 1 and 2 where Lin was marginalised), is a clear illustration of next season’s Hornets when Lin has left.

  • Job713

    why are they even still playing this game ?

  • John Focker

    Get them BOTH the max, and then crash and burn worse than 2014-2016 Lakers.

  • LinMad
  • zxcvb

    Cliff’s face LOL. “Hmm, benching the Asian guy didn’t work!”

  • DaBoss

    A preview of what Hornets will look like next year when Jeremy leaves

  • Cycloben

    pawd away jeremy!!!

  • John Focker

    Kemba and Batum up to the challenge next season…to break franchise record of 23 straight losses.

  • cdblue10

    Everyone needs to tweet that Lin didn’t use right this game…Pls everybody needs to do it .

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hornets 27% field goal. really? that’s what happens when you go iso-Kemba LOL

  • Win

    Get over 10 pts is the goal for Lin!

  • LinMad

    get your stats Lin, it’s already a loss.

  • I am The Jason

    I like basketball to much for one coach to dictate how I should enjoy the game. I’m just glad Lin is a free agent this summer.

  • kauaiblue

    iso walker!

  • Promo Sports World

    2 more baskets please

  • kauaiblue

    what a total waste of a game and time…

  • KWC

    Just play for stats now

  • Cycloben

    pad awaY JEREMY

  • kauaiblue

    jlin shooting outside shots… good…

  • heart

    NBA wants Heat to face Cavs. No doubt about it! This is rigged and window dressing! Shame!

  • spiderman

    A DIRTY LEAGUE
    Too bad most don’t realize NBA = WWE

  • kauaiblue

    nba suks…

  • gandychan

    Why does wade feel threatened by Lin to give him a cheap shot?

  • LinMad

    Lin already tied with Walker with 14 minutes less.

  • zxcvb

    Blame Cliff, not the NBA.

  • zxcvb

    Pathetic race-based coaching. Lin gave up 2 buckets? Really???? THAT’S your reason for the insta-bench???

    Kemba, Lee, Batum, Frank gave up 41523542354325432543 buckets!!!!! But you can only bench the Asian guy.

  • LinMad

    wht happened though? i missed it

  • Win

    I can say enough how the baldy has disrespected Lin.

    I starting to question if there any coach and front office will have trust in Lin?

    If Lin is not playing over 30 mins next season, I will give up NBA.

    NFL is much better guys!

  • Tim Pham

    lin is just a 9th man on this team honestly.

  • kauaiblue

    i think its a racial thing… i really do… no need to do that… jlin didn’t do anything and he is the most sportsmanlike player out there… mfukker… i despise wade…

  • spiderman

    talented but feels a need to resort to cheap shots

  • gandychan

    Wade gave him a deliberate hard shoulder screen.

  • Tim Pham

    sadly i don’t think he will have that opportunity.

  • Whitman Lam

    His wife Gabrielle thinks Lin is cute.

  • Goldblossom88

    JVG just said Heat will win over toronto too! totally rigged

  • GameWatcher

    You guys are counting Kaminsky and Zeller are expected to win the game. Not going to happen.

  • zxcvb

    Brooklyn…

  • Weifang

    Lin really figured out how to break Heat’s defense. If let him lead, it would be an easy win.

  • takeme2cruz

    Kaminsky, KW, Batum = 8-36

  • joyce ward

    Nope this was an NBA inside job. This was all about the Heat/Cavs in EC finals, because it makes for better ratings.

  • Win

    Then NFL it is. Or even MLB.

  • Job713

    PEDS can do that you. See him cry like a baby during the national anthem ?

  • Tim Pham

    cant take it when an asian guy tries to show emotion

  • kauaiblue

    mlb is better but boring… nfl better but also boring… soccer is the way to go…

  • guest

    You have the best post up player in NBA but you go with posting up Kaminsky. It would have been at least less painful to see Alfense than Kamfense in the post.

  • MEL LIN

    jeremy lin is not the person to blame. He barely playing.

  • xeroid

    I have to watch san Antonio for what good team basketball is.

  • John Focker

    Hornets’ cornerstones!!!

  • BobbyH

    Lin got s 2?

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup that’s what it was

  • gandychan

    Wades face kinda looks like he uses.

  • DaBoss

    Exactly – this loss is squarely on the shoulders of Clifford … and starters

  • JJ Hui

    Let them lose all the way, when Lin not there i wont even watch their game!

  • takeme2cruz

    2 first picks and a max contract.

  • Win

    Not easy but will have a much much bigger chance to win.

  • LINSANITY

    Lol Lins done for the night

  • Bulldog

    FO and Cliff want to see what KW can do in the playoff intensity. Now they know, Lin is apparently not in their lomg term plan, so he plays insignificant minutes. Good season for Lin. I look forward to see where he lands.

  • heart

    Yes, NBA want Lebron/Cavs vs Wade/Heat. No doubt about this. Other teams are window dressing and are playing props for them, so they can advance to the next round w/o being too obvious.

  • LINSANITY

    The only guy thats played well for you gets benched lol

  • kauaiblue

    good, hes out… go heat!

  • takeme2cruz

    Thank you, Lin rests.

  • gandychan

    So Lin’s season is over

  • Tim Pham

    eff this coach.threatened to have lin score double figures

  • vincent

    hahahah Lin’s out for the night…. unbelievable unfreakingbelievable

  • Win

    Lin is out. Good.

  • spiderman

    Wish all of China, Taiwan and Asia boycott NBA…
    But not going to happen

  • Promo Sports World

    Damn Jeremy gets no love on a blowout Jesus

  • kauaiblue

    walker is still out there… lol

  • kauaiblue

    walker going to end up 3-25

  • Promo Sports World

    Why is kemba out there

  • Job713

    You know he uses. Anytime an announcer marvels at the athletic performance of an older player = using PEDS.

  • Win

    Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • heart

    Exactly! They know just hinted. Just can’t say it outright…

  • LINSANITY

    Live and Die by the Walker

  • sk

    They are really the worst.

  • MEL LIN

    haha yes walker is playing 48 mins tonight lol

  • KWC

    Lin looks so sad

  • vincent

    kemba will get his points heat will stop caring about guarding him. no way for a comeback now

  • guest

    Wow, Lin out now because Cliffraud reeaally, truly believes this 5 won it for them post all-star break.

  • LinMad

    ummmmmmmmmmm ok Cliff

  • Weifang

    trust me, it would be an easy win. I know I cannot prove it. but trust me on this one.

  • John Focker

    Clifford is not gonna give up until Silver fully sees Walker’s potential: 3-30.

  • LINSANITY

    Marvin Williams been horrible all series.. 3 scoreless games like this guy just ruined his FA value

  • KWC

    So we know for sure Lin will be healthy for FA.

  • Cycloben

    cliffie is a great coach. starters still padding awaY

  • DX

    Enough for this coach, hope Lin leave ASAP. Even be a backup in Spurs or Warriors, at least can play for win.

  • KHuang

    Lin FINISHED

  • MEL LIN

    I don’t they wanted to win this game. that’s why they can’t let Lin play or else they will win

  • LINSANITY

    The lineup for the Hornets now is basically what the Future hornets going to look like

  • LINSANITY

    Batum is gone in FA.. Lin is gone in FA you can book that

  • John Focker

    Had Round 2 stolen from him after he fought so hard to get the Hornets to the doorstep.

  • kauaiblue

    lol… jlin gonna crush these chumps next year…

  • Promo Sports World

    D12 to hornets will happen

  • Ttt

    Hope he announces soon that he is opting out!

  • DaBoss

    Clifford such a coward – can’t have Jeremy scoring more than Kemba – smh

  • Win

    Very very very disrespectful from the entire Hornets organization.

    As I said earlier in the season, Lin is only a promotion tool for the 2 pre season game in China.

  • guest

    Charlotte does not like the narrative that Lin was the x-factor in the success of this season and playoff wins.

  • John Focker

    Alright guys, place your bets…Sixers or Nets?

  • Cycloben

    kemba still padding away lol

  • kauaiblue

    awesome! let the train wreck begin…

  • Promo Sports World

    Really don’t see it

    Wish bk

  • zxcvb

    Walker and Frank: 5-28. THE FUTURE.

  • BobbyH

    Not yet. Wait for some development in 76ers

  • zxcvb

    Trying to and failing.

  • John Focker

    Good and appropriate summary of the Hornets season…Cliff Notes!!!

  • LinMad

    Philippines too. They are big NBA fans. or Kobe at least.

  • John Focker

    Da Futcha!

  • DaBoss

    Media better not attach Jeremy’s name at all to this sorry loss

  • Win

    Disrespected!

  • kassiek

    IT’S REALLY UGLY LOL

  • zxcvb

    Welp, on to Brooklyn!

    Lin was the clear MVP for all 3 Charlotte wins, and even the media had to give him props every night.

    That’s a big win for him, though Lin is such a team player, I feel bad he didn’t have a chance to win this one. Had to watch his incompetent teammates and coach lose it…

  • Win

    God I wanna curse so freaking bad.

  • vincent

    Lin should go to 76ers. no he must go to 76ers we dont even know if kenny will play Lin like we want him to.. mda has proven to do so

  • KL

    Khuang was spot on. He said that Hornets lose if Batum plays. Absolutely correct. Batum with +/- of -26.

  • kauaiblue

    how do we get the word out? another viral video?

  • LINSANITY

    When Lin takes 10 or more shots and plays over 30 minutes.. Hornets are 3-0 this series… ANY COINCIDENCE? I think not

  • KL

    At least Dragic got to be a star for 1 night cause Kemba was guarding him. Dragic can go back to being overpaid after this game.

  • xeroid

    H***, kemba continue to play in garbage minutes and continue to miss.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no matter how hard you play, you can’t win with ISO cus there’s only 1 good iso player on the team and he’s playing like garbage

  • Illbe

    Went over play by play…WOW!! You know they were in trouble when Lee is the main scorer. Lin looks good this game. but not allowed to have the ball. The rest of the team couldn’t buy a bucket. Game 6 was their only hope…SAD ;(

  • vincent

    Lin and noels= unstoppable

  • Tim Pham

    lin haters are funny….says lin is a scrub yet places blame on lin when they lose..if he’s a scrub why does he hold so much weight on if team wins or loses? lol ..he’s just a 2mill scrub after all

  • Whitman Lam

    And Charlotte will sign him to a max contract next season. SMH.

  • This game proves that Cliff doesn’t recognize Lin was the key of the Game 3-5 wins.
    He deserves this 25+pts blowout.

    On the positive, there’s 99.999% chance JLin will move to another team because this coach doesn’t really believe in him.

  • steven ko

    way to make your ABC debut Hornets! Jeremy now 1-2 in elimination games

  • LinMad

    The captain sank the ship and the lifeboats.

  • Chipdip

    Lin MUST leave this team

  • Win

    I am way behind all my work loads for watching the Hornets because of Lin this season. I am so regretted.

  • kauaiblue

    aren’t there viruses?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol. why is Khuang getting all the credit? me and donsmacau said it before anyone did and we got hammered for it

  • swijaya

    If Batum was not injured, for Lin to step up …
    There will not be game 5 onwards!!

  • Illbe

    This is the Hornets that frustrated us all season

  • kauaiblue

    not next year… i will watch carefully how he is treated before buying anything remotely close to nba…

  • John Focker

    My mother could and did predict this, and she doesn’t understand one tenth as much as KHuang.

  • xeroid

    Np, Brooklyn. New York appreciates Linsanity.

  • heart

    Did you see Lin’s face? He looked upset and not smiling. He knows what’s up. Cliff subbed him out after 3-4min of play in 3Q? I rather Lin sit out this entire EMBARRASSING RIGGED game! Take a last look guys and gals. This is the last time we see Lin in Hornets uniform!

  • BobbyH

    They should attach who shot less than 30%

    Correction: up now, someone is shooting less than 20%

  • vincent

    if Lin isn’t a starting point guard next year im gonna stop watching the nba

  • MEL LIN

    19 mins 9 points

  • guest

    Great players can get you into the playoffs but it takes a Great coach to lead the great players to a CHAMPIONSHIP. Clifford is not a Championship caliber coach.

  • LinMad

    he will. Why would he stay knowing he has a coach that doesn’t believe in him? 9 pts in 19 minutes and can’t leave him in for garbage time cause KW is 9 pts 36 mins

  • Weifang

    Finally, it’s all over 🙂 we move on

  • zxcvb

    Once Lin was benched early, I knew the game was over.

    Kemba, Batum…these are weak, weak players. Totally incapable of beating top teams. Only one guy on this team can do that, but you have to give him the ball and PLAY HIM.

  • Ttt

    He’s staying! Only the Hornets are dumb enough to give him max money!

  • Cycloben

    kemba taking a breather, lol

  • Illbe

    I just hope he doesn’t stay

  • MEL LIN

    Cliff is a dog. Walker guarding and sucking bad but still playing

  • John Focker

    Lin’s furious, he WILL get his next year. Can’t wait to see Lin vs. Hornets next season!!!

  • zxcvb

    It’s hard work sucking so much.

  • MEL LIN

    he is coming back in to make 2 more points so he can top Lin

  • guest

    Not going to let Lin stat pad, of course can’t outshine all of Organization.

  • BobbyH

    And Lin vs Heat

  • Win

    Disrespected from top to bottom from the entire Hornets organization!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Good to see that Lin is sitting on the bench. At least coach is preventing a Lin injury.

  • JoeTeam

    I watched the game with friends. It was rigged, like they wanted to lose. Weird. Only MJ and JLin look mad. Everyone else happily losing. Esp Kemba, bricking.

    Good bye CHA, JLin may you make a wise choice. You did it well, you won 3 key games for CHA.

  • Tim Pham

    i’m all for lin leaving but with rockets, lakers, and now hornets, how can i be so sure that there is a team/coach willing to give lin a bigger role than now? i’m so not optimistic

  • kauaiblue

    pour it on heat!

  • Illbe

    Low BB IQ

  • John Focker

    The captain aimed for the iceberg, then rammed against it over and over.

  • MEL LIN

    true I agree

  • Win

    MJ is one of them behind it. Be real man!

  • He will show Cliff and other NBA coaches what happens when a coach has faith in him

    Cliff deserves this blowout loss

  • kauaiblue

    atkingson and mda are the only real hope, but we won’t know even about them…

  • Cycloben

    loll good one

  • Tim Pham

    poor lamb. getting screwed this year too

  • Promo Sports World

    Not big time at all

    Good players on great teams

    Avg chuckers on good teams (see hornets)

  • Bulldog

    The Hornets and KW are the nex Rox and Harden.Steve Clifford won’t last 20 games next season like McHale did.

  • Win

    At least he got his $$$

  • Promo Sports World

    Got paid

  • John Focker

    And the media there would mutilate any foul play like this.

  • guest

    Lamb is a shooter, that’s it.

  • zxcvb

    Cliff is definitely getting fired next season once they miss the playoffs.

  • LinMad

    well he can leave the NBA and we can start a boycott campaign against the NBA. If China, Taiwan, Philippines are onboard we can give them a piece of our minds then Lin can play for CBA.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Hornets are Rox Redux

  • Win

    Middle Toe to all Hornets!

  • Tim Pham

    sadly i dont think theres enough asians that they care

  • MEL LIN

    highlights please =)

  • dave lam

    I just got home. Reading this forum makes me not turn on the game.
    Well it was a great run. See you guys next season with whichever team Lun signs up with next year
    Have a good summer everyone!

  • LinMad

    they care, i’m sure of it. If China alone started to rebel against the NBA, that’s enough damage. China are big basketball fans.

  • Win

    Especially to the moron Hornets. Yeah Lin is the problem you jack #&@)&)@!

  • steven ko

    finger?

  • Promo Sports World

    Damn

    This was unexpected man

    A horrible choke if there was ever was one

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin’s buddy Dorell Wright is playing for the Heat.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree with you, he’s the owner and has a big say.

    I’m just saying, you watch the TV, and who cares? Lin and MJ. Everyone else happily just doing what they did to lose games 1, 2, and 6. Weird, to specifically do what doesn’t work to prove it doesn’t work.

  • vincent

    do u guys feel like lin did enough this playoffs and season to warrant a starting spot?

  • Win

    Toe. And I wish I am really able to do that.

  • Promo Sports World

    Not sure

    A better contract yes but starting is tenuous

  • steven ko

    but he has a guaranteed contract thanks to…

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    This is an embarrassing loss for the Hornets. Very sad to see the season end like this for JLin. Competition is hard. When it’s good, it’s sooo good. When it’s bad, you just feel terrible. JLin is tougher than all of us. He’ll get back up. He’ll get back on the horse. He’s a true competitor.

    So many questions for Clifford, like what WAS your game plan for today? WHY did you stick with Kemba so long in a game 7 when it was clear that he did not have it.

  • Michael

    No. Doesn’t seem to matter what he does. He deserved a starting spot for years.

  • John Focker

    Nah, finger doesn’t have the stink that the Hornets deserve.

  • kauaiblue

    absolutely.. he had more national good exposure than the last 3 years combined… let’s hope that people have a long memory…

  • LinMad

    yes, on Hornets, Nets and 76ers. Not sure if better teams

  • Win

    Lin has been able to start. But I don’t know about all these bias racist owner, front office and coaches will give a fair chance to Lin.

  • Promo Sports World

    Didn’t adjust

  • kauaiblue

    heh heh… hornets getting what they deserve…

  • LINSANITY

    Still shocked Jeremy Lamb got 0 meaningful minutes this game

  • John Focker

    Didn’t want to!

  • Tim Pham

    lin showed this year that he has what it takes..defense was superb, carried team to wins in the playoffs, lowered tos, just needs to improve his outside j and he will be a complete player.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Live by the ISO, die by the ISO
    Kemba 3-16
    Tank 3-13
    Batum 3-9

  • wandertheglobe

    This one is on Cliff.

  • DaBoss

    WHY did you limit the minutes/touches of the one player that kept you in the series??

  • joyce ward

    Wade probably was talking to lin about joinng the heat next year..LOL

  • Tim Pham

    LOL. what kind of 2 mill player has so many big games this year, leads them in the playoffs 3 times etc? HAHAHA

  • Michael

    Lol nice one.

  • Win

    To my NBA, you guys are awesome. You guys have showed me exactly how we Asian American has been treated.

    Thank you (_#*@_(#*_(@*#_(#_&%$#*^476#8!

  • Prof

    My season is over. It has been good reading all of you on this site. It is a good season for JLin. Feel bad that it ends this way. I think this games decides for JLin on what to do next. I am sure he will make the best decision. See you guys next season.

  • LinMad

    at least they can’t blame Lin this game for his limited role and not enough impact. That’s what I thought last game too but I was wrong, they don’t even care about Lin’s limited role. They don’t see how Cliff treats Lin sometimes.

  • John Focker

    Wade never liked Dragic with the max contract…and then bringing his brother Zoran in.

  • steven ko

    Deagic finally made Pat Riley proud!

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    True! It was pretty obvious that Lin’s minutes and roles were minimized today. I don’t buy the theory that Clifford was trying to throw the game. Why Clifford, why???

  • wandertheglobe

    Cliff is the anti-Kerr, he’s set on his way and will not change.

  • Chipdip

    true… (even though very depressed Lin will not move to the next round) Hate the Hornets

  • LinMad

    It seems like a lot of black superstars in the NBA hates Jeremy Lin. It’s got to be a race issue. Didn’t think Wade would give Lin a cheap shot. NBA loves non-classy players.

  • John Focker

    More like what they asked for.

  • DaBoss

    JVG saying Jeremy will get a huge bump in pay next year …

  • heart

    The moment that Cliff glued Lin to the bench after only 9min of play time and only to return him in 3Q after the deficit loomed to 20pts+, you should know something is up and it’s intentional!

  • LINSANITY

    Look at Miami Heats pathetic fan base .. cant even stay till the end of the game for a Game 7

  • guest

    Clifford, “we are losing due to rebounds, so I am going to only let Zeller play 17minutes when he is leading the team with 7 rebounds in 17minutes…because I was Coach of the Month.”

  • swijaya

    Cliff was actually forced to adjust by playing more Lin in game 3-5 due to Batum’s injury.
    Else could not imagine that Lin would have such luxury of playing his game ….

    Wishing Lin … all the very best …. to be a starter next season

  • Sophie Paris

    Too bad they lost… But No lin no win… Cliff was dumb very bad coaching…

  • Win

    Well, there only 2 good things out of this season.

    First is Lin is gonna get a better offer for sure.

    Second is I get to know all the passionate fellow Lin fans in the forum.

    🙂

  • kauaiblue

    i never saw jlin jawing like that to another player… wonder what he did or said… i like that fire from jlin… don’t take that sheyt…

  • John Focker

    If Cliff tried to make this even more obvious, he wouldn’t have been able to.

  • Phoenix Rising

    All I want is Lin to get his own team… the importance of this has never been more obvious than this series.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford dumb to the end

  • Michael

    See you @Prof:disqus

  • LINSANITY

    Clifford got outcoached badly..

  • kauaiblue

    lol… they knew they would have to rely on jlin… just goes to show more and more that his race has everything to do with his poor treatment… the money, the flagrant fouls, the lack of credit from the coach… it’s disgusting…

  • DaBoss

    Yes we want that more than the $$

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i just hope Lin picks a good coach this time

  • joyce ward

    This one is on the NBA and Cliff selling out.

  • Win

    Yeah but it was from the beginning of the season though.

  • Goldblossom88

    JVG just said Jeremy will get bigger pay; go Brooklyn!

  • John Focker

    At least he’s “consistent”. *eyes rolling*

  • Job713

    Well, that’s it for this season. Following Lin as a fan in the NBA is mentally exhausting. I’ve spent too much time here and the other forums since the summer after Linsanity. This summer, I’m going to take a breather from all things Lin, spend more time with friends and family, go fishing, get some sleep. I’ll tune back in October. Enjoy the rest of the summer and the NBA season my fellow Lin Fans!

  • BobbyH

    So who is going to vote a player all-star shooting 3/16 in his most critical game in his life?

  • Chopz

    Van gundy just said something like he thinks Lin will get a huge pay increase next year.

  • NONONO

    I feel like Cliff punished Lin for something.

  • JoeTeam

    hey joyce, it was good to see Lin get pissed at Wade. That hit was a preemptive hit to intimidate Lin. Didn’t work.

    Cliff was really stupid today. He deserves the bed he makes every morning. He showed his stupidity.

  • gandychan

    I truly think lamb would have been useful in game 6. Really missed Hawes in game 6 too.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good. Lin survived this nightmare

  • Cycloben

    lol at clifford congrat’ing Spo. he gave it away

  • guest

    Ok, the season is over for me and I can concentrate on other things now. lol

  • Win

    You too buddy.

    But for me is no Lin = no NBA playoff season. I couldn’t care less.

  • takeme2cruz

    Good, Lin is not sticking around.

  • joyce ward

    Fans on twitter not fooled by this game. They are telling Lin to opt out…LOL

  • gandychan

    Lin didn’t shake anyone’s hand?

  • John Focker

    Yeah, for delaying Hornets’ team vacation by a week.

  • JoeTeam

    have a good summer.

  • LINSANITY

    nope why would he?

  • jimmyL

    God, Dragic’s accent is annoying his english deffs got worse since he left Phoenix

  • John Focker

    True fighter doesn’t shake hands with cheaters…

  • LinMad

    he did just not anywhere near Wade lol

  • NONONO

    I am happy the miserable season is over. I cannot wait Lin to start a game anywhere (even go back to LA) except Hornets.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin stopped Dragic. Kemba panicked.

  • BobbyH

    Which fans group?

  • kassiek

    Now I’m actually happy because there’s no way that Lin will stay for next season.

  • KHuang

    Because Clifford cannot have Lin overpowering Walker and Batum.

  • LINSANITY

    Why would you want Lin to go back to that Lakers franchise.. stop it

  • gandychan

    I didn’t see him greet any of the heat players. It’s kinda like Lin isn’t part of the wade brotherhood.

  • Michael

    It’s one thing when Lin shows flashes of brilliance during the regular season when he gets to dictate the game, doing that for 3 games in the playoffs ( thanks to Batum ) is on another level.

  • jimmyL

    MJ can’t manage no team lol so clueless

  • JoeTeam

    because of Luke.

  • LinMad

    yep its better to have an unhappy Lin during offseason cause that means he will consider all his options.

  • Win

    MJ, front office and Clifford disrespected Lin. Period.

  • NONONO

    because Scott’s gone

  • Tim Pham

    of course …he’s not black

  • joyce ward
  • John Focker

    Two positive notes:
    1) Batum left the series long enough for Lin to have a chance to shine.
    2) Lin finished the season healthy in preparation for FA.

  • LINSANITY

    So? its not like Luke is going to start Lin over Clarkson or Russell

  • LINSANITY

    So what? it doesnt change anything he will get treated like a scrub over there

  • jimmyL

    Okay its just clifford but yah MJ is a horrible owner
    the worst kind because he thinks he knows whats good so he tries to interfere

  • heart

    Lin: 19:29min/ 9pts 4/8FGM, 2 Steals. Last game in Hornets uniform, Rd 1, Game 7 @ Heat vs Hornets, 5/1/2016.

  • Win

    Not just Clifford. You really believe MJ has nothing to do about Lin? Come on….

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    It was a good season. overall, with a lot of mini Linsanity moments and games.

    JLin showed his skills and value. VanGundy is right – JLin will get an increase this off season but that’s not too difficult when you’re only getting paid 2 millinon.

    JLin stayed healthy and uninjured -which is a HUGE blessing. Every where he goes, he builds a new fan base. And he’s done so in Charlotte.

    Thanks Jeremy for a very entertaining season!

  • BobbyH

    Yep, if Batum played, the series ended at game 4. No Lin’s 3 games brilliance. This we need to appreciate.

  • zxcvb

    Should be 5-9 with the BS “moving screen” by Cody on his made jumper.

  • joyce ward

    All of the fan groups.Mostly people in Charlotte.

  • Phoenix Rising

    + 2nd playoff Lin has been healthy, and he has shown what he can do. Big time player!

  • NONONO

    They said MJ got Clifford to save Hornets. They did not see Lin toke a huge pay cut to help Hornets make playoffs. He would have helped them make to the second round, but Clifford did not want to give him any chance.

  • John Focker

    But the Jeanie/Jimmy tug-o-war not over.

  • jimmyL

    Had Batum not got injured, Lin wouldn’t have had the chance to have big games
    Lin proved he can be huge in the post season too
    thats a big plus
    he will get paid and thats all that matters
    forget the incompetent coach

  • Goldblossom88

    ref rigging again

  • Win

    I finally can say good bye to the jerk like ATH, S. Ready and the entire Hornets organization for good.

  • JoeTeam

    I read an article last night where Luke was praising present team, so no I am not naive.
    I am just saying why people think LA is an option.

    Honestly, I believe JLin will figure it out. He’s proven himself this year and this series. I wonder why CHA decided to lose this series ha ha.

  • HVJoy

    Do you?

  • kassiek

    I would say Clifford already decided to let Lin go.
    That’s why Lin is not allowed to shine in this playoff.

  • KHuang

    NOT bizarre.

    Predictable.

    Cannot have Lin outplaying Walker and Batum.

  • JoeTeam

    that was a very bad call.

  • Tim Pham

    lin’s path has never been the stereotypical nba path. his journey hasn’t been like anyone’s journey. it sucks that he hasn’t found a home yet but I will stick with lin through ups and downs. maybe lin’s path is really the road less traveled. I have no doubt lin is hungry and will be back better than ever. work on that jumpshot and it’s game over for the league.

  • xeroid

    Not so bizarre, Clifford was forced to use Lin with Batum injured for game 3, 4, and 5. With Batum back in game 6 and 7, Lin was back to stand in corner.

  • gandychan

    Why does everyone think there is a conspiracy to hold Lin down within the hornets franchise? I don’t think it’s a conscious decision. I think they really do think they are playing their best hand.

  • jimmyL

    Well, they brought him in as a bench player
    MJ probably told Clifford to play Kemba a lot but i doubt he told him to limit Lin
    MJ wants to win

  • KHuang

    That was the case early in the regular season too, but unending injuries forced Clifford to play Lin.

  • Win

    Disrespectful!!!!!!!!!

    All Asian fans should know about this. VERY VERY VERY DISRESPECTFUL FROM THE ENTIRE NBA!

  • Whitman Lam

    Heat were setting those kinds of screens, and even tripping and shoving defenders all series.

  • Chopz

    Its a wonder Lin did as well as he did in the first 5 games with the way he is misused and disrespected.

    You can’t expect him to do what he did in games 3,4,5 all the time when you’re giving the other team a headstart and by the time he comes in, its impossible to keep working miracles.

  • Tim Pham

    no way kemba does this well next year without lin.

  • John Focker

    Sucking up to the top pay player =/= playing their best hand.

    And Lin has been held back every time he beats a tough opponent: 35pts win over Raptors, win over Cavs in Kemba’s absence, win over Spurs coming back from 21pt deficit.

  • KHuang

    Because when the starters play as badly as they do with Lin playing as well as he has been, punishing Lin by benching him shows the HATEFUL agenda toward Lin.

  • jimmyL

    well its not really up to LIn
    he has the player option lol

  • MEL LIN

    against a midget he should dominate help me god

  • LinMad

    what? The fact Cliff didn’t play Lin longer or that NBA favors black players?

  • Win

    They brought as a promotional tool for the 2 pre season game in China.

    Cho (Asian) knows business.

  • zxcvb

    He’s going to be crushed by every team over .500. As usual.

  • kassiek

    Lin–> Winner; Clifford–> Loser

  • zxcvb

    I really want Lin to take a shot at Clifford, either tonight or in the exit interview. Lin is too classy to be explicit, but he can say something like: “I’m looking for a coach I really trust and who lets me play my game.”

  • heart

    He’s been letting Lin go since Day 1 of the regular season, not just now. He only used Lin to win games and prop up Hornets chosen players. It’s officially over today. He won’t have anyone like Lin ever again to help him win critical games. Karma will get him and Hornets for not keeping their promises to Lin!

  • Whitman Lam

    Get schooled by every point guard taller than him.

  • LinMad

    Kemba’s size really showed today. He’s small and got blocked so many times. Yet Hornets fans think Cliff takes Lin out for size.

  • polarity

    Let’s hope he gets to a team with a coach who will really use him and teammates who would work with him, and not hate on him. Some of you guys may not be a big fan of Kemba, but he is probably the only #1 option on teams that’s Lin had played on, who did not hate on him at all. (at least from what I am seeing so far).

  • Win

    Both. African American is the biggest market in USA.

    That why you see all the rapper in da game. And their music as well.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Maybe including Lin. 😛

  • Epie

    Cliff is stubborn and would rather stay with his game plan even if it doesn’t work. One of the reasons why Cliff doesn’t respect Lin is because Lin changes his game plan on the floor. I’ve seen Cliff getting annoyed by it and sometimes bench him for that even when Lin’s hot.

  • Chopz

    So in other words, everybody.

  • zxcvb

    Embarrassing Failure for the Hornets, Mission Accomplished for Lin.

    Lin successfully shined in the playoffs against his “kyptonite” team, starring in ALL THREE Hornets wins. He got national praise from all corners, and now Atkinson and MDA are both with teams who need a starting PG in a weak market.

    ONTO FREE AGENCY. That’s where the real drama is.

  • takeme2cruz

    Clifford’s latest lie, “..the max Batum will play is 7 min in each half”.

  • grover chang

    Injuries opened the door to Linsanity. Injuries gave Lin the chance to win games during the regular season. Injury to Batum allowed Lin to win three playoff games this year. The last two games everyone was healthy enough to play.

  • KHuang

    That’s how it’s been since Lin stomped Walker in college, yes.

  • polarity

    If Clifford played Lin earlier, the Hornets Team FG% probably would have been higher. You can see how eager Lin was to score once he got off the bench. Maybe that’s why Wade had pushed him to break him down mentally and stop him from the possibility of getting hot.

  • Bearness

    I don’t think they will even make playoffs next year.

  • Chopz

    Exactly. We can all smell the stink in the air.

  • jimmyL

    i dont think anyone hated anyone on this team just a dumb coach

  • zxcvb

    Maybe?

  • Win

    I am too piss to even type. So long guys!

  • John Focker

    …and that continued into the NBA. Stomping on Walker with 21pts while with the Lakers was what got Kobe pissed at Lin for stealing his thunder.

  • grover chang

    I actually saw Wade’s push as respect/fear. He knew who was Hornets most dangerous player. I’m proud Lin did not back down.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    I agree that JLin is a special player and person, but I can’t accept that EVERY single coach and team that he’s been part of would exert so much energy and time and focus to keep Lin down. Yes, there are stereotypes, biases, prejudices (conscious or subconscious) working against Lin but enough with these official conspiracies allegedly bought into and executed by all the past teams and coaches and front offices. Like I tell my kids, “stop whining, and move on!”

  • gandychan

    But every team will ride with their top dollar guys. They benched lamb this entire series despite him making $7 per season. Only popovich has the balls to bench his stars when they aren’t playing well.

  • alain gervais

    can you respond to me?

  • Epie

    maybe

  • alain gervais

    Thx I’m sorry my bisque was acting up.

  • zxcvb

    What conspiracies? People are just stating the obvious. They’re not going to trust the undrafted Asian guy on a cheap 1yr contract. Stop concern-trolling.

  • KHuang

    Anybody here feeling SATISFIED like I am?

    Lin played superbly all season, and I thought he was superb today too.

    All season long, I’ve looked at Lin as the game within the game. As long as Lin maximizes his minutes in whatever few touches and plays he gets, I’m satisfied. Lin did that again, so I am pleased.

    Benching Lin was Clifford’s decision, not Lin’s. Like I’ve said all season to critics of Lin who bash him for not doing enough, IT’S NOT LIN’S CALL.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is not whining, and he will move on.

  • xeroid

    May be not a conspiracy, just poor coaching. Let’s just look at the facts in this series. Lin was not used as point guard in game 1 and 2, and Charlotte lost. With Batum injured Lin put up numbers, points and assists to win game 3, 4, and 5. Look at the plus and minus. Lin was side lined in game 6 and 7, sure Kemba put up the numbers in game 6, but the team lost. Overall Lin was responsible for all 3 wins, while Kemba partly responsible for 1 win and 4 losses.

  • KHuang

    Groan.

    You just don’t get how anti-Asian the NBA is.

  • John Focker

    NOT every single coach. D’Antoni stood up for Lin, and Melo kicked him out. McHale was strictly acting under Morey’s orders. BS…Equal Opportunity career destroyer/Tank Commander Supreme.

    Clifford…hanging on to Kemba to keep his job. The man said as much himself.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Of course, Lin moves on. That’s his game. I meant his fans – us.

  • zxcvb

    I’m happy as a Lin fan. He was the MVP in all 3 wins and Kemba/Cliff got exposed. I’m just p*ssed as a basketball fan who was robbed of an epic Game 7 because of Cliff’s laughably misguided benching of Lin.

  • takeme2cruz

    Agree with you but satisfied? Yes I am because I was rooting for the Heat since 2nd half.

  • xeroid

    That’s why San Antonio is a top team, and Hornets will not make the playoff next year.

  • kassiek

    Lin gave his 100%.
    I’m so proud of my man

  • Mr Chuckles

    I can’t wait for Lin to return as a starter somewhere else and crush this joke of a team with a joke for a coach.

  • John Focker

    So…you’re denying the fans here the grieving process? LOL

  • Goldblossom88

    At least he was recognized by National media, The 3-5 playoffs were fun games to watch

  • joyce ward

    Lamb was horrible all season. They should have benched him. Look we all saw the this whole series, and if they wanted to win, they would have put the ball in lin’s hands when they were stinking up the court. Lin was responsible for the 3 wins they had. So please don’t come n here and try spit in people’s faces and try to call it rain.Bye

  • JJ Hui

    This is my opinion, Cliff is afraid to get fire by KW! It is sad that he has to go this brown nosing route in order to keep his job! That means he has low self worth! That means he is not a skillful coach, he is old school and I am not surprise he does not know how to use a computer! LOL!

  • Phoenix Rising

    Will only be satisfied after outcome of summer. Am always proud of Jeremy.

  • takeme2cruz

    Fans will never move on because that’s what fans do, they talk about what they believe.

  • John Focker

    He already destroyed Kemba’s Hornets last year…with Kobe and the sorry Lakers. Not that I’d mind seeing it again and again from now on.

  • zxcvb

    Lin with the current Nets or Sixers squad would blowout this trash team by 20.

  • grover chang

    Who are you kidding? You will be back. We will all be back. 🙂

  • Phoenix Rising
  • Chopz

    Satisfied because he definitely won’t be coming back after this blatant outright mistreatment.

  • kauaiblue

    you go, skip!

  • joyce ward

    Yep, they both did. Cliff left batum/walker out there to dry. They will never be All-Stars.

  • alain gervais

    The anger and betrayal i have and feel is through the roof. How can a player do so much only to be treated like throw away meat. Cliff would get fired if it was any other player. Let this happen to wade or even fdragic people would bring it up/. They would say Spo didn’t play tragic and He was the reason they won all the game they’ve won. Today no one brought up Lin not being in the game. He is almost voiceless out there. I was shocked by Cliffs choice and happy they got blown out. This happen is great news for Lin. HE saw what basically happened all season. Lin plays great wins them a game only to play 15 minutes the next game. He is looked at like he doesn’t matter. Hope lin took today as a blessing in disguise

  • jimmyL

    Lin didnt get bashed
    People gave him credit and hes going to get paid
    so Lin pretty much used the hornets to get a bigger contract
    im happy for him but still scrw clifford

  • alain gervais

    Thank you too much

  • ViNuyork

    yep—can’t wait for FA—-really curious on who will pay him big n give him a starting role…i’m reallly rooting for BROOKLIN so we can move from MSG –been wasting my $ to Dolan

  • JoeTeam

    I wanted to finish my steak, and some adzes came and interrupted my meal.

  • Chopz

    His heart Skip’s a beat for Lin.

  • John Focker

    One word: Politics.

  • JoeTeam

    u me hi 5

  • kauaiblue

    Im with you KHuang… Jlin tore it up when given the opportunity… had a lot of national attention that he was instrumental in some key wins… this while clifford was trying to stifle him yet use him to win games… our boy is a strong mfukker… he will be a giant next year…

  • Cycloben

    lol at the heat complainin’ and the refs riggin’

  • George Livingston

    Anyone here Van Gundy trash Jeremy on two defensive plays. I don’t even think they were even that bad…Is he biased..I haven’t been able to watch the whole series. Also, I loved it when Jeremy get into it with Wayde!

  • KHuang

    Good point.

    Cliff was trying to showcase them, but it BACKFIRED.

  • JoeTeam

    do you think cliff was trying to prove a point to FO?

    i am getting my bball brain sooth from gsw now.

  • alain gervais

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/726858995852566528
    Exactly he “trusted” the starters including datum no matter how bad they do but doesn’t trust Lin no math how well he does

  • kauaiblue

    i loved when he was jawing with that punk…

  • LinMad

    Kemba didn’t do much to deserve that many minutes of bricking. I mean all the games he’s done well during the series led to a loss except that one with Lin 21 pts.

  • jimmyL

    he is fair

  • KHuang

    Lin still GOT HIS.

  • George Livingston

    I missed the cheap shot…was it bad?

  • gandychan

    I’ve gotta give it to skip. He believes in Lin

  • Whitman Lam

    He just know what’s going on. Sees the problem with giving Batum more touches and minutes coming off of injury than Lin.

  • grover chang

    thanks for the laugh

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no PV, that’s what BAD coaches do

  • John Focker

    3:44 AM in Hong Kong, gotta check out. Hopefully some good FA news real soon for Jeremy.

  • jimmyL

    lol you calling wade a punk?
    hes an extremely dirty player(also why hes one of the greatest) but hes still a future HOFer LOL

  • zxcvb

    And yet it didn’t really work. They won the series because Cliff benched Lin in both games.

    Last game, his defense could have allowed Kemba’s buckets to eke out a win. Tonight, his offense could have taken over the game like it did in the 3 wins. But Cliff stupidly benched him with his race-goggles. Asian guy leaves a bad 3pt shooter open? BENCH. Kemba gets torched 5 times on simple 1-on-1 layups? Good effort!

  • KWC

    Can they even do anything before 7/1?

  • takeme2cruz

    Cliff wasn’t playing the best guys.

  • xeroid

    Well Clifford this time doesn’t have the excuse of 5 fouls.

  • kauaiblue

    i didn’t see it either initially… i don’t think they replayed it… but jlin was pizzed… i liked how he was jawing back… wade the moron didn’t know what to make of it…

  • heart

    How long have you been following Lin? We’re not whining. We’re pointing out truths when we see it. When you see something is odd you have to speak up. Yes, not everyone is the same, but I am sure if this happens to your kids you’d speak up immediately and find ways to resolve it!

  • Win

    Asian….

  • joyce ward
  • kauaiblue

    yes, i am… why?

  • alain gervais

    Terrible coaching. ITs not like datum was doing anything this series. If datum never got hurt we would of been swept and Cliff would of been content

  • Win

    Tks Phoenix, Skip.

  • George Livingston

    I saw the part where he was pissed…and I got pumped up and decided to watch the rest of the disastrous game.

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe MJ used this game for tried out his future lineup not really wanted Lin to help them won the game. Smh! Finally end of this Hornets lousy org. No more…

  • gandychan

    Golden state is ballin. They play way too smart. They are gonna sweep portland

  • jimmyL

    That’s just wrong

  • kauaiblue

    im glad that clifford got crushed, absolutely crushed with his favored group in…lol

  • JJ Hui

    You just have to cross out all the junk quickly and repeatedly many times. Usually it wont download as long as you dont and you cross them out.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford did Lin WRONG

  • kauaiblue

    no, it’s not, why you say that?

  • takeme2cruz

    Clifford’s sympathizer.

  • heart

    Go to bed and sleep off this unforgettable game. Talk to you soon.

  • LinMad

    philippines, china, taiwan UNITE for LIN!

  • jimmyL

    Lucky you! Hong Kong is one of the best places

  • steven ko

    whatever happened to the Win with Kemba campaign?

  • Goldblossom88

    He gave Jeremy props when guarding Wade in game 6

  • JJ Hui

    All people smarter than the old school dumb coach!

  • guest

    Clifford & Hornets (except Hornets fans, which I thought were great to Jeremy) did exactly what McHale & Rockets did to Jeremy Lin in my opinion. Both equally mistreated him, especially in the play offs. Golden State and Knicks were fair to him for the most part.

  • zxcvb

    Guys like MJ do NOT take losses like this lightly. Cliff and Kemba should be scared as h***. They are not safe.

    Cliff is fired for sure after next season (once they miss the playoffs). Kemba will be dangled for a trade, but without Lin and Batum, his stats will revert to the mean. Not much value.

  • alain gervais

    I feel like i need a walk outside. Im that pissed. once Lin was taken out i muted the game knowing this game is over. I was hoping it was a short rest. After the score was 4 point deficit , He would put Lin in. We know thats not been cliff all season

  • LinMad

    That’s it, I want to see Lin start for Nets next season. They will build him up to superstar status. Unlike any of the other franchises. New York loves Lin.

  • John Focker

    5M Lin was benched for 670K Bev, 15M(!) Lin was benched for 1.3M Ronnie Price and then 507K Jordan Clarkson.

    The defense rests.

  • Win

    Agreed. But should be MJ, Clifford and entire front office.

  • jimmyL

    Wade is still a great player even though
    He is extremely dirty and he is one of the biggest jerks in the NBA
    Punk is someone like patrick beverley

  • DaBoss

    and the U.S. in general … but I know you know that already

  • zxcvb

    They need him more than anyone.

    No draft picks. Losing lots of $$$. Still in the shadow of the Knicks. A coach that they want to see succeed right away to look smart. Lin’s relationship with Atkinson is perfect to hit the ground running.

  • steven ko

    time for dim sum?

  • polarity

    I think Hornets is one of the team that actually welcomed Lin in. The coach just don’t play him at the right time, like this one. You would think after so many bricks, block by Whiteside, and how tired Walked looked, the coach would put Lin and switch the rotation around with a different style play. Lin is so much more happy with this team compare to his last two. This team actually plays team ball most of the time compare to LA, and HOU. Yes, Walker does shoot a lot, but remember, he is Hornet’s #1 option. He is expected to do so. He also treats Lin way better than Harden and Kobe. This is from my point of views from looking at his numbers and a few games that I had watched. Most of the time I only watched highlight from Jun Liu on Youtube. You guys may have a different opinion, since most of you probably watch more than I do.

  • Win

    MJ, front office and Clifford disrespected Lin BIG BIG BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phoenix Rising

    At least I am not visiting any other sites this time around… Am worried my head will explode!

  • jimmyL

    Nah MJ is not good at managing a team
    He doesn’t see real talent he loves NC players and Kemba walker

  • kauaiblue

    dirty player and the behavior he exhibited toward jlin warrants punk… wade is merely a basketball player, entertainer… nothing special…

  • HVJoy

    Again and again, from Houston to KA to Charlotte, Lin’s own coaches are the ruthless murderers of Linsanity!

    🙁

  • alain gervais

    I kinda wanna know what hornets forum think

  • Michael

    You can always rise from the ashes again.

  • jimmyL

    lol okay

  • Goldblossom88

    Me too Nets!!

  • JJ Hui

    His lier truth face shown since after the preseason!

  • KHuang

    Wade PUNK

  • zxcvb

    That’s what they said about Lance, lol. Behind the scenes buzz was that Kemba was close to being traded this year, but was given a chance to make a playoff run. He and Al are both Excel Sports clients.

  • Phoenix Rising

    lol, you s#*k

  • Win

    Haha. Early Tea (早茶)!

  • John Focker

    Right, which is why Hornets gave Kemba 48M after consecutive loss records 18L and 23L between 2012-2014

  • Chopz

    I think most of us were worried deep down inside that if Lin continued to do well and the hornets kept winning, he might stay. Well i say: worry no more.

  • polarity

    That’s true, I never thought of it that way. But yea, I am also proud that Lin did not back down.

  • alain gervais

    lol i just got that

  • zxcvb

    Ha! I don’t think Lin was coming back no matter what, but now worriers can be 100% sure instead of 99%.

  • LinMad

    Yep today reminded us all of what the Hornets FO/Coach was to Lin during regular season.

  • alain gervais

    This might of been the best ending. For Lin to be a starter

  • jimmyL

    well hope he stays and gets clifford fired and the hornets another lotter pick that MJ is gonna waste on another underwhelming Taheer

  • JJ Hui

    Gosh! You have to respect Lin’s mother and everybody’s mother and you have a mother carried you before you were born! Shame on you!

  • polarity

    No matter what team he goes to, I hope the coach know how to use him, and pair up with a capable big man to run PnR, and better 3 pts shooter on the outside.

  • zxcvb

    48M is nothing under the new cap. Players who make more get traded all the time.

  • LinMad

    MJ will have to enjoy this moment for awhile cause hornets won’t make playoffs for another 5+ years.

  • grover chang

    Thank you Skip, you were high on Lin during Linsanity and open minded throughout Lin’s career. I don’t expect him to be a cheerleader every season with Lin, last season especially. But thankful he gives Lin credit when he does create some noise in the NBA.

  • This disappointing Game 7 is a clear validation that Cliff does not have much faith in JLin.
    How can you go away from the main reason (Lin/Kemba penetration) of 3 straight wins in Game 3-5?
    It makes no sense at all.

    Spo definitely have more faith in stopping JLin than Cliff trusting JLin with the ball in his hands.
    Sad but true!

  • Phoenix Rising

    Haha.. Still smiling. Thanks pal!

  • zxcvb

    Batum coming back was also a death knell. Anything that reduces Lin’s touches is a huge negative.

  • Darin Tanaka

    it’s been a great season for Lin. There were some ups and downs with his jumpshot for sure but overall he had a very good season on both ends of the floor. I hope he can find a team that truly believes in him as a player. The Hornets are not it as when MKG comes back next season there will be very little minutes for him. Based on this series Clifford still views Lin as expendable.

    He had a no serious injuries. Upped his game and value. It will be an interesting off season for him for sure.

  • steven ko
  • JoeTeam

    He even said it after the 2 wins in CHA … they 2 combined are necessary. He’s weird.

  • zxcvb

    Get blocked with Walk. Win with Lin.

  • polarity

    As hard as Walker tried to play O and D, Dragic was walking all over him. Let along the shooting slum Walker had. It was like no one else on the Hornets had confidence to move forward. I think the Heat fans cheer and Whiteside’s blocks did a number on them. Lin never seems to do good playing in Miami. I was surprised and happy that he did what he did in the Miami home game in this series.

  • JoeTeam

    bball GSW 28-11 2 mins left in 1st.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t think that it had anything to do with Cliff’s faith in lin. I think it was more about office politics. I actually think this game was rigged for Heat to win because Heat/Cavs match up for EC finals brings more ratings. Wade vs Lebrons team.

  • guest

    Clifford is the reason why Hornets lost. Can’t blame this series on the players at all.

  • polarity

    You are on point about about Pat B. He’s the PG punker, only thing he is good for. First West Brook, then Curry.

  • LinMad

    yep, Cliff needs to be held accountable for his failures

  • HVJoy

    haha. That’s what I am doing now despite the rain.

    I turned off the game after halftime as Lin only played 9 min in the 1st half.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL Kemba rejected big time on midrange. When was the last time you saw a player get rejected doing a midrange? Stupid choices, terrible mindset.

  • alain gervais

    no matter how bad walker did on defense he played. Lin has played get defense on Tragic and he gets bench. Yep its just fair treatment out there. Cliff deserve the blow out. I am happy for the heat.

  • polarity

    He probably didn’t expect J Lin to Jaw back. I am happy that J Lin actually jawed back and Lee had to held him down and push him away from Wade.

  • adele

    BrookLin all the way.

  • Michael

    All true, but I’m greedy.

  • polarity

    Was it me, or did I see quite a few goal tendings….

  • JoeTeam

    I think that too, but how does it work? I mean, MJ would have to have some concessions to do that, … I can’t fathom what has to be traded verbally for this to go so badly for Lin and bball fans.

    Wade was very dirty.

  • Even if it’s true that refs and FO plays a part, he can ask Kemba and Lin to keep penetrating.
    I don’t see Cliff ran more plays through them to cut the deficit

    Combined with recent news that coaches are frustrated with Lin’s aggressive nature of attacking the rim that at times can result in offensive foul, I begin to see the pattern that Cliff doesn’t really trust Lin’s real values to bring teamball outweigh the risk.

    Cliff just doesn’t see it

  • kauaiblue

    what a joke…

  • JJ Hui

    He needs to stay with his game plan so KW wont fired him! He worry his job more than Lin of course. He will lie or do anything to keep his job, because he knows he is old and not smart like the youngster anymore! He might not even know how to use computer!

  • JoeTeam

    GSW 1Q 37-17 no Steph

    I believe in team ball again, and rightful competition.

    Whatever happened in Heat v Hornets series, it was not bball. It was weird.

  • LinMad

    Kemba looked like 4 feet today.

  • alain gervais

    Kemba is short. It happens. How many time did white side block Lin?

  • kauaiblue

    he is actually 5 feet tall… lol

  • LinMad

    ya he looked a foot shorter cause he kept getting blocked. Even on his high arcing shots.

  • JoeTeam

    CLee, JLin showed up to play, let’s say the positive!

  • Michael

    Aren’t Wade, Chris Paul, Lebron and…..ding ding ding Melo, like brothers.

  • kauaiblue

    I think this season really showed the racial prejudice against Asian (AMERICANS) that exists in American society at large… hope people in Asia can see this and boycotts this sheyt…

  • adele

    I hope most people saw the kind of coach Clifford is not just in this game 7.

  • yes, where it’s Cliff or FO decision, they stubbornly stuck to the losing lineup with bottom rank in Net points.
    I couldn’t fathom why they value FO decision over the chance to win in the 1st round of playoff.

    They certainly deserved the embarrassing blowout loss.

  • LinMad

    it was team bball for 3 games. The other 4 losses were iso ball

  • kauaiblue

    Yet, he kept shooting these types of shots… and clifford allowed it…

  • grover chang

    Sometimes its difficult to admit there is discrimination. To do so is admit people think less of you for the way you look, that your children’s future is limited, and there is a moment of helplessness that you/we could not make our lives better.

    Lin’s life challenges all asian-americans to face this ugly truth by him trying to break through a seemingly impossible barrier where we have faced discrimination. Sports. With Lin on a regular basis you see discrimination practiced.

    Lin brings out the ugly truth but he also shows the hope. He does not ignore the hate, he does not embrace it, he returns it with love and never quits, never gives up, and continues to succeed.

    I like your advice for your kids, but don’t ignore the ugly truth either. The honesty will make the strong of heart grow stronger.

  • LinMad

    seriously, we should boycott. I’m already thinking of moving out of America and live in Asia for the rest of my life. I’m planning to buy a house there.

  • Michael

    Nerf ball maybe.

  • I’m glad that Lin is furious why he’s not trusted more in Game 7 after playing a big part in Game 3-5 wins.

    I can’t see him coming back at all. He values how much his coach has faith in him.
    This is a deal-breaker

  • kauaiblue

    That doesn’t sound bad… i have a couple of friends who moved to hong kong and are loving it…

  • Win

    Agreed brother. I am so piss……

  • Whitman Lam

    Lakers might become a better team after hiring Luke Walton. I think they have too many selfish players though.

  • xeroid

    The one Lin shot blocked by Whiteside last game was goal tending, if you watch Lin’s offensive and defensive video, the ball was on the way down.

  • LinMad

    Ya there are actually a lot of Asian American friends that I know that have decided to move to Asia too.

  • kauaiblue

    They stayed there… the racism against Asians, particularly Asian men and unattractive Asian women, in America is despicable…

  • kittyhead

    I don’t understand why they are so obssessed with Batum??Obviously he’s injured and didn’t do well. But still insisted playing him a lot…

  • adele

    I’ve heard the Conley will be a free agent and the Knicks is getting him. That means Memphis will go after Lin also next season if that’s the case. Remember Lins dad said Memphis offered Lin last season and very interested in him? But Lin did not accept because he will be a back up and it’s 3 years. I don’t mind if Lin will go to Memphis as a starter pg there also. He will pair up with Gasol and Zbo. I like GasolLin. 👍 but still BrookLin is much better.

  • Win

    MJ is one of them. He knew it all along on what Lin role would be. Lin is just a promotional tool for the pre season game in China. Maybe an direct order from NBA as well.

    Bottom line, Most team owner, coaches, refs disrespected Asian and yet NBA is dying to open up the Asian market for $.
    @@@@ them all!

  • alain gervais

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he left and so did Lin

  • Michael

    The culture there was destroyed, it’s going to take a firm hand (coach or veteran) to rebuild what BS and Kobe laid to waste.

  • grover chang

    hmm. I do get the feeling its easier for Lin to start in a small market team then a larger market.

  • alain gervais

    Memphis would have to speed up their offense. Anyways the more bidders the better

  • adele

    I don’t mind GasolLin pair up.

  • LinMad

    Ya, I remember I went to a southern state for vacation and some random person called me a Ch*** out of no where. I mean it’s not the only reason I want to move out of America. It’s the gun violence too. I dont’ see myself raising up a family here if I ever have children cause of gun violence, bullying, racism, etc. In Asia, most countries ban guns. In Singapore, you can’t even spit your gum on the floor.

  • gandychan

    But zbo and gasol are aging. Brooklyn has younger stars.

  • alain gervais

    Hornets did all this to Bow down to Batum. I will literally laugh out loud if Both Lin an datum leave in free agency. Preferably each to different team

  • Michael

    Lol if those two had his back nobody would dare to pull that flagrant OOXX on him.

  • adele

    It’s a nice name GasolLin don’t you think? But BrookLin is much better. It’s like a match made in heavens name.

  • Michael

    What if they run out of gas. Never fear we have GasolLin…

  • adele

    This season is over for Lin. We need to move on now. This is history.

  • GameWatcher

    Mem pace is too slow and is gear to Gasol and ZBo. I don’t like Conley’s role for Lin.

  • alain gervais

    gasolin= gasoline lmao fire fire fore lmao. BrookLin is my fav. Again i am bias given i was born and raised in brooklyn

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t believe I woke up with only about 3 hours sleep to follow the game. Glad that this is the last to watch JLin with this org. As soon as the game was over, I unfollowed all Hornets related twitter accounts. Can’t believe I still kept so many of them. I’m so disgust with Cliff/Hornets right now I don’t even want to watch any Hornets related faces………….

  • LinMad

    same. They decided to kiss Batum’s butt cheek and forgot they had another butt cheek to kiss.

  • Chopz

    Or they could go Z-bo-Lin down the lanes for some strikes, 300.

  • alain gervais

    We think alike

  • adele

    Lol. They will not that’s why you have GasolLin there.

  • kauaiblue

    The South is the worst… just look at how popular trump is… america is in big trouble…

  • cdblue10

    BS …BS….BS ….BS!!!!!!!!

  • alain gervais

    The jorden crying face is very warranted today.

  • adele

    I need to divert my mind from the game and move on. But I still like BrookLin than GasolLin

  • Hope

    The only chance in this game was to sit kw behind and start Lin. The dumber has no clue.

  • Nolimitation

    I dont understand this thinking. Lin has never been affected by either market and has proven it. If your talking about NY and LA, CAA and Melo, Kobe and BS ran him out of town. When was the last time a player help the knicks win anything?

  • Chopz

    Stoopid is, stoopid does.

  • alain gervais
  • Michael

    Yup need to clear the air, and wipe my monitor after watching that…

  • LinMad

    At least Lin was praised by the media for his awesome games in Game 3-5. The only games where we won.

  • LinMad

    omg they did him wrong/right

  • Michael

    Well Melo did help the Knicks win a high draft pick so…does that count.

  • DaBoss

    Let’s unfollow on Twitter all things Hornets en masse

  • Briiick

    I am glad I stopped watching the game after the half time.

  • Briiick

    What are hornets ?

  • xeroid

    Lin and Lopez PnR action.

  • adele

    Lol. Like the strike there!

  • DaBoss

    LOL

  • noob

    Its a case of politics and agenda taking precedence over on court performance. Kemba is the face of the franchise and the guy they have locked in as PG on the team. You could see early in the season that there was no way they were ever going to create an awkward position to make Kemba uncomfortable. Early in the season when Clifford went with Lin and kept Kemba on the bench in that Knicks game, I’m sure the folks upstairs made it clear to Clifford that it wouldn’t happen again. So for the whole season that’s the way it has been. The only time they have given Lin big roles in games is when injuries force them to. Truth be told, if Batum hadn’t turned his ankle in game 2 of this Miami series we would have never seen this performance by Lin because Clifford wouldn’t have given him the opportunity

  • Chopz

    Lets put on our yellowjackets and buzz outta charlotte.

  • adele

    Yes and Mark Gasol is way much better than Al Jefferson and Tyson Chandler combined

  • alain gervais

    https://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/thewiremj.jpg
    Jordan why didn’t cliff play Lin more in these last two games. Even after he won you three games for the first time in 15 years???
    Jordan- ………………………
    Jordan are you there?
    Jordan- I’m sorry i was thinking about my main man Kemba.

  • freemind

    Already did …that was the 1st thing

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well, this playoff series mirrors what happened in Houston 3 years ago against Portland
    -there’s the isolating ball hogger destroying team chemistry
    -there’s the overhyped SF playing as a PG
    -there’s the dumb coach who enables the ballhogs and then blames Lin
    -and best of all, Lin saved both teams in all of the wins

  • Guest

    Glad that he only played 19 minutes, nobody can blame him for today’sl loss. No hard feeling that the hornets elected to play Walker/Batumand Lee. They made the choice and will take the blame.

  • joyce ward
  • LinMad

    put one on Kemba getting block

  • BobbyH

    You meant wired?

  • zxcvb

    “I bet on Kemba instead of Lin.” :'(

  • Chopz

    Saw a clip of jordan talking to pippen during the game earlier. Maybe mj was asking pippen if he should fire clifford : )

  • LinMad

    I honestly feel like MJ was the reason why we won game 3-5 cause he told Clifford to play Lin more after seeing him perform well at homecourt.

    When Lin had his bad game in Game 6, Clifford decided to go against MJ’s orders and play Kemba more cause he saw that Kemba scored 36 pts in Game 6. Which was fool’s gold that Cliff fell for.

  • alain gervais

    Mj looked pissed.

  • freemind

    he had his chance in the first two games and brought the team to a loss. have anyone notice that he never really show up in big games. If recall correctly, all games he sat out bc of injury and Lin started were winning games.

  • zxcvb

    I think they’re called the Bobcats now.

  • Win

    STRONGLY DISAGREED. MJ knew it all along, Lin was brought it as a promotional tool for the 2 pre season game.

    DO NOT MAKE NJ LIKE A INNOCENT ONE!!!!!!!

    DISRESPECTED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM!!!!!

  • heart

    Who did Heat complained to the NBA at the highest levels? Who’s at the top of the NBA level? Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner? SAS said Pat Riley believes in Goran Dragic in the recent First Take segment. Today, we kept hearing JVG praising Dragic. The other night, we kept hearing Mike Brent praising KW. Today, Cliff let starters dig a very deeper hole without calling a timeout and making no adjustment after the timeout. Cliff played Lin 9min and didn’t re-insert him until 3Q w/ a ballooning 20pts+ deficit. Then Lin was subbed out after only 3 mins of PT in 3Q and Lin did not return to the floor again. If this is not rigged, then I don’t know what is? Connect the dots.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    MJ is high on Kemba. i would suspect he wanted Kemba to shine in this game

  • LinMad

    ya I wonder why. I don’t thikn it was because they lost. I think cause of something else, like why isn’t this stupid coach subbing Kemba already.

  • LinMad

    I would agree with you but all season long, I noticed that when MJ at home court side and he sees Lin do well, the next game Lin gets a bigger chance. And every time Lin does well, he’s waiting to pat Lin’s butt. But as soon as he does poorly, it’s like Cliff returns to his original game plan. I feel that Cliff puls the plug on Lin too soon while MJ probably wants to see him fight to the end. Also I think MJ was genuine when he said Lin was the biggest acquisition during off season.

    I don’t know though, KW is signed with the Jordan brand so I can also see why MJ might want to go with Kemba.

  • zxcvb

    Honestly, that complaining didn’t affect the games. Lin still got most of his calls.

    It was Cliff benching Lin in both games that ruined it. He should have been in there for defense in Game 6 (only he got stops on Wade that night) and played 40m today with him coming out sharp and attacking.

  • Win

    Come on you guys. Don’t be naive. If MJ WANNA DO SOMETHING ABOUT LIN’S ROLE, HE IS MORE THAN CAPABLE TO.

    BUT HE WANTS CLIFF TO POST FRANK INSTEAD.

    MJ IS AS GUILTY AS CLIFFORD AND THE FRONT OFFICE!

    AS I SAID, DISRESPECTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • freemind

    I imagine the PR/marketing and city having such a blast with this BrookLin pair

  • cdblue10

    If Hornets will not make the playoff next season expect Kemba to be traded and Cliff to lose his job.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Quite frankly, I don’t think Clifford has the balls. And MJ is too much of an Alpha to let that happen.

  • KHuang

    Naw, it’s just the basketball world is conditioned to think that starters do everything and bench player do nothing.

  • zxcvb

    If? No chance they make it whatsoever.

  • alain gervais

    BrookLin has two meaning

    BrookLin= brooklyn

    BrookLin= brooklopez and Jeremy Lin lmao

  • occupatio

    yep. u said it.

    frank is his man. he drafted him.

  • joyce ward
  • Win

    MJ CAN TELL CLIFFORD TO POST FRANK BUT HE DIDN’T TELL CLIFFORD TO PLAY LIN.

    HE IS GUILTY AS HECK AS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chopz

    Anybody see that new gangster movie starring Jeremy Lin? Its called “Straight Outta Charlotte”.

  • Win

    BATUM WENT OT HE PODIUM AND TALK ABOUT FUTURE.

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cdblue10

    And I absolutely agree

  • cdblue10

    Now we know the reason…

  • Win

    CLIFFORD IS GUILTY, MJ IS GUILTY, FRONT OFFICE IS GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    about what future? Future of Hornets?

  • freemind

    well his sulking helped

  • cdblue10

    Future HALL OF SHAME

  • LinMad

    wait did he sound like he was signing with Hornets again?

  • Marie Simon

    Hornets downfall is upcoming. Sayonara Clifford!!

  • Win

    KEEP ON SCRATCH YOUR CHEST, ARM, HEAD, ETC CLIFFORD. YOU LOOKS MAD GOOD OUT THERE YOU MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LinMad

    what adjustments did you do for Goran Dragic Cliff? You left Kemba in there on Dragic. That’s why he was hot.

  • LinMad

    Cliff continues to kiss Batum’s butt and protect him to this very day.

  • Win

    Maybe all we need is a Asian owner. Honestly, there are many many rich Asian Business man and corporation out there, can they buy one of the NBA TEAM?????????????

  • occupatio

    in addition to the typical disappointment over this game, this also means i have 0 interest in following any more of the playoffs. thats a shame.

  • Win

    STRONGLY AGREED. I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SPURS, GW, OR CAVS. I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Bc he will be their #1 guy next season.

  • BobbyH

    Great post. Just keep fighting.

  • vincent

    it seems like no one is about MDA and Lin reunion..

  • occupatio

    i missed this game, but from the outcome and the comments here, it looks like its not worth watcing. ill just wait for highlights instead of watching something that will just make me mad.

  • LinMad

    i wouldn’t mind it.

  • Win

    FOR ALL THE DIRTY TRICK MJ, CLIFFORD AND THE FRONT OFFICE HAVE DID TO LIN. I HOPE GOD WILL PUNISH YOUR XXXs!

  • kauaiblue

    Don’t even bother with highlights, bro…

  • CJSHYY

    No need to watch it. It’s bad & boring. But true color from Hornets. That’s what they will do next season. LOL!

  • Linfan78

    Did anybody see d wade and j Lin talking with each other? Why was that?

  • Win

    33 PTS BLOW OUT LOST, CONSIDER THAT ONE OF THE PUNISHMENT FROM THE GOD (MJ, CLIFFORD, ENTIRE FRONT OFFICE)

  • LinMad

    weren’t’ u protecting Cliff/Hornets a few days ago on his coaching decisions? You really changed your mind quickly

  • LinMad

    on the court during the game?

  • freemind

    does Indian count?

  • Win

    Wasnt protecting. But it wasn’t Kemba ball in the 4th qtr. KW have no choice on that game. But CLIFFORD SHOULD SUB LIN BACK IN AROUND THE 2 MINS MARK!

  • heart
  • occupatio

    haha so true.

  • Win

    AND THAT WAS AN INSULT TO LIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wandertheglobe

    Time for Siu Yeh 宵夜

  • Phoenix Rising

    Wade acting like a punk… Unnecessary hard foul. Who does that when the game is out of reach. Lin must really be important to Wade..

  • Briiick

    I think it is the opposite.

  • Linfan78

    Yes

  • occupatio

    well, i’ll be laffing when i see how bad charlotte will be next year with their kemba batum cornerstones. they can upgrade the rest of the roster all they want, but a team led by kemba will never go anywhere.

  • Linfan78

    I’m glad Lin stood up for himself.

  • aras

    If lin does leave for the nets for a starting Job it will be his last chance to show the nba he is a starter. I hope it works out and he gets a shot but if it does not work out i hope Lin finds a good team and stays for a couple of years.

  • Win

    WHAT I SAID ON GAME 6. AND I AM STICKING TO MY COMMENT.

    Honestly once Lin was sub by WK (@ 6:47 and was down by 9), the Hornets starting to catch up because KW got hot. I will let KW play ISO up to either during (90-86) or (90-88) when Heat call a time out. I would then sub Lin back in so that we have another scorer and play maker on the floor with KW.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Noooo! Not the Kings!!!

  • Briiick

    His drafted star can pad but can’t win.

  • BobbyH

    2016 Heat vs Hornets playoff series MVP: drum …..

    Steve Clifford

  • freemind

    lol. 76ers has a part Indonesian owner tho

  • Acbc

    We all need to recognize that Lin win is not the same as team win. All Lin can ever do is win against himself and be the best he can be each time out. Lin never fails me at that respect. What he’s given he gives back with interest.

  • Win

    Agreed on part of the play under a basketball pov is not protecting. I have said it all alone the CLIFFORD HAS BEEN DOWN PLAY LIN SUCCESS BUT I WAS HOPING IT WAS A ORDER FROM THE FRONT OFFICE.

    BUT AFTER GAME 6, I HAVE LEARNED THAT CLIFFORD IS ALSO ONE OF THEM THAT DISRESPECTED LIN BY NOT PLAYING HIM IN THE LAST 2 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DX

    Lin would like to stay a team as always , but see these teams Rockets, Lakers, Hornets. how can he stay?

  • Steppen03

    CCliff was once again Out-Matched by Coach Spo…
    I’m Sad… I’m Pissed… But it’s Not Unexpected. “Win with KW & NB, Lost with KW & NB” -CCliff’s style. It’s embarrassing the ways Game 6 (winnable but fumble in final minutes) & Game 7 (the most lopsided defeat) went down. Clearly, can’t depend on KW on back-to-back games – he’s tired, spent. No Lin, No Win…
    At least, JL7 got 5 strong games (G3, G4, G5, G6, G7) – to add to his resume.

  • LinMad

    Truth hurts.

    Every game Batum played on for this series we either lost or almost lost (won by 2 points only but that’s because Batum got limited minutes).

  • adele

    Good one!

  • LinMad

    fixed for you

    Win with KW & Lin, Lost with KW & NB

  • Win

    MIDDLE TOE TO MJ, CLIFFORD, HORNETS, REFS AND NBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BobbyH

    See if he can get a 3 to 4 years contract as starter. That is his prime and only shot to fulfill his dream.

  • Win

    MORE I HAVE SAID!

    The Hornets vs Heat series have finally made me realized a very important fact about Clifford, the front office and even MJ.

    The true is they doesn’t believe in Lin’s offense and he has no respect to Lin at all and here are why.

    1) A lot of Hornets fans probably will argue that Cliff do trust Lin as he did played Lin a lot and even during clutch times during the regular season. But it was largely because of Lin’s defense so I gotta say Cliff do trust Lin on his defense which is a really good thing as now we can finally shut the haters up on how they have been accusing Lin is a defensive liability based on absolutely nothing except McHale’s stupid comments on Lin defense.

    Secondly, it was because of the injuries. I CAN NOT imagine what would Lin’s playing time look like if MKG and Batum were healthy all season long.

    And finally, I guess we all can tell that Cliff is the type that love to leave the hot hands or the group that are working on the floor. And obviously the lineups with Lin were working most of the time and therefore Lin usually will be on the floor regardless the lineup.

    And all of the above have explained why Lin did get his playing time under Clifford which is greatly because of Lin’s defense. and the injuries of other players. However, that doesn’t mean Clifford trust Lin on the offensive end nor respect his game.

    2) We have seen how Clifford has down play constantly Lin’s performance until he crossed the line right after the huge win on the Spurs. A made up radio interview pop up from no where and Clifford comment on Lin has changed dramatically.

    Honestly, at first I thought it was a direct order from the front office or even MJ himself to down play Lin’s performance so that Lin won’t outshined KW as the front office are promoting him. But lately I have been thinking different because (3)

    3) As one of the video talk show host have mentioned, Clifford constantly annoyed by the way Lin has handled the ball the way he ran the offensive. It is actually very easy to tell as we have seen Clifford yelling and screaming at Lin all the time. However, we rarely see this happen to KW and Batum no matter how bad they have played.

    This is exactly what double standard is. And like Gregg Popovich has said, you can treat each player differently but the standard must be apply to all the players even if they are star or franchise player. Just imagine yourself being treated like that, do you still want to play with a coach like that next year?

    4) A lot of medias, NBA fans, Hornets fans and fellow Lin’s fan can tell that Lin was a major factor in game 3 and game 4 victory and was also a huge part on game 5 as well. But what have happened in game 6 was really made me gave up on Clifford.

    – Strategy wise: Lin was sub by KW (@ 6:47 and was down by 9), the Hornets were starting to catch up because KW got hot and because of that, Cliff has keep the same group on floor which I believe it was a right move. However, he should have sub Lin back in when Jefferson picked up an offensive @ 2:12 and the score was 90-86 or at least sub to Lin back in during a time out by Heat @ 1:33, the score was 90-88. Putting Lin back into the game benefit the offensive side as you are putting a 2nd threat, a player who can create, drive and pass into the game. It was true that Lin didn’t have a good night on the offensive end, but at least he can draw some defensive attention away from KW to make it easier for KW or any other players on the floor to score.

    – Respect wise: How dare Clifford benched a player who had save the playoff season for the Hornets by having 3 bigs game in a row??? That just doesn’t make stand right to me. If it wasn’t because of Lin, the result may have be the same as what Rick Bonnell has predicted which end in game 4 or game 5. This is VERY VERY DISRESPECTFUL AND UNFORGIVABLE.

    5) Conclusion: Personally, I love the Hornets rosters as I believe Lin is getting along really well with every single player. And he is enjoying playing with his teammates, they also show chemistry on the court and surprised many sport writers by not only to able to made the playoff, they also have a 4-way tie record from seed 3-6. Honestly, I was hoping the front office, MJ and Clifford able to find a way to have Lin, KW and Batum co-existing because of the success.

    However, what we have seen from Clifford and the FO is they simply doesn’t believe in Lin at all. Lin has been treated as what Clifford has described during a interview; a life time bench player, a 2nd / 3rd tier player. Oh and please don’t tell me it is all on Clifford, I am sure if MJ wants Clifford to put a bigger role for Lin, he is more than capable to do it but MJ DID NOT DO A THING about it.

    So based on the above, I DO NOT wish to see Lin to resign with the Hornets regardless the chemistry and friendships with the current rosters. It is not his teammates fault but instead it is all on the front office, MJ and Clifford.

  • Briiick

    Well done !

  • Acbc

    Pathetic

  • LinMad

    Sure ….use “ankle injury” as an excuse for Batum’s bad performance. If you ain’t 100%, stay rested.

  • Spot

    Hopefully this will be last game with Hornets.

    Hope and pray JLin will have a team who believe in him next season.

  • Win

    As long as they are willing to give a fair chance to Lin. Yes.

  • BobbyH

    There were so many plays that Batum got the ball and slowed down while Lin was way ahead waiting for the ball. His come back really hurt the pace.

  • Chipdip

    Jeremy needs to have his own team.

  • Spot

    Deserves.

  • Win

    100% Agreed!

  • Nolimitation

    Yea I mean the GMs and the coaches of the league surely did see what he did from game 3-5. I hope it comes down to either the nets or 76ers. If the league does see him as a backup again , then I hope he goes to a contender like the Spurs. No way should he be a so call backup for the hornets or a lottery team.

  • LinMad

    strange how they praised Batum…29 minutes 10 points. What about Lin’s 9 points on 19 minutes.

  • Chipdip

    Not even have to be stars. Jeremy can get a team of “no name” players to perform well

  • BobbyH

    They can continue to live in their dream. Lin is a goner.

  • Win

    I honestly CAN NOT IMAGINE what I WOULD DO IF LIN SIGN WITH HORNETS NEXT SEASON.

  • BobbyH

    Don’t worry. It won’t happen. Lin is not that naive.

  • Win

    THIS IS SO ME RIGHT NOW!

  • LinMad

    In the last two games, Lin was treated by the coach like a $2M player. That’s the biggest problem.

  • Win

    I hope. I just wish Lin knows that MJ, Clifford and the front office are all part of it.

    DISRESPECT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Acbc

    I’m giving them a full bouquet of fingers on my right hand….still not enough. Need both hands! Lol

  • LinMad

    lol someone tried to ask Dragic a question in spanish. Is Dragic even spanish?

  • Chipdip

    Lin, no no no… sign with another team. Which one? I have no idea now.

  • No worries.. With Lin, it’s all about trust

    I always remember how he reacted after being lied to by the Stanford coach about scholarship

    Diepenbrock said Lin and his mother were so turned off by what happened, that when a Stanford assistant tried calling Lin later on to get him to walk-on, he never returned the calls.

    “Come on, coach, I can’t play for somebody I can’t trust,” Diepenbrock recalled Lin saying.

    http://www.ruleoftree.com/2012/2/11/2792341/why-didnt-jeremy-lin-go-to-stanford

  • webattorney

    Lin needs to listen to Ido this time.

  • Win

    Yeah. I can reply you now. It is all fixed.

    🙂

  • Win

    Hopefully. Finger crossed.

  • Sophie Paris

    That’s what I’m afraid of he loves this team. 🙊

  • MomentousPetey

    sws is very quiet….hmmmmm

  • Win

    More me now.

  • occupatio

    hes thinking up a way to talk about how sensible cliff is and how lin should play more like kemba.

  • Check this out.
    Rick Bonnel is trying to tell Hornets something important

    @rick_bonnell
    Kemba Walker had his shot blocked 23 times in this series by 7 different Heat players.
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/726879709821284354

  • MomentousPetey

    LOL exactly

  • swijaya

    Haha .. I need a short sleep now (4am+)

  • HVJoy

    You are not alone. Same here.

  • occupatio

    doesnt mean much. except to say that kemba shot a lot.

  • BobbyH

    What a feast.

  • Nolimitation

    Its gonna be a long 2 months. Free agency usually starts around July?

  • zxcvb

    Means he was forcing it instead of setting up other guys.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t believe Cliff and Hornets and even Kemba care about this fact.

  • CJSHYY

    Finally one tweet from this guy I like. LOL!

  • Briiick

    Tried padding hard.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly. He said he didn’t care about shooting % but only pts.

  • Win

    Me on this.

  • occupatio

    i dont think bonnell is ‘trying to say anything’. what should be clear by now is that 1. he knows little about what goes on in the organization and 2. he is not insightful about bball. no reason to even tune in to this guy, even if u follow the hornets.

  • zxcvb

    July 1st is the first day you can commit. We’ll probably start hearing lots of things a week or two before.

  • webattorney

    Glad Lin won’t be blamed for this loss.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not even worry about this possibility at all. To me it’s 0.0000000000000000000000% for JLin to resign this pathetic org.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t care about Bonnell. I’m just saying getting blocked that much is not a good thing.

  • Win

    SWS is busy and mentioned earlier that wasn’t able to watch the game.

  • occupatio

    whiteside and wade make a lot of blocks. meaningless stats.

    if the point is to talk about kemba forcing it, or he is not a good finisher, then there ARE stats for that instead of pointing to this. this is meaningless.

  • Steppen03

    What are you talking about???
    Lin was in there the 2nd half of 3rd with -20+ pts, then it balloons to 30pts before JL7 come out. It’s a LOST cause – can’t expect JL7 to rescue with -20 against this Heat defense. No one can do that! With -20pt I don’t mind if JL7 sat out the entire game – I’m ALREADY pissed – it’s a Lost Cause.

  • zxcvb

    “I still thought at halftime, we were fine,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said.

    Dear God. How clueless can he be? Down 12 and getting torched at will by Dragic killing a totally bricking Kemba? And that’s fine? Clifford is officially a lame duck coach. Lin is 100% gone, so that sinks their playoff chances alone. But when Batum leaves (and he will after this loss), Hornets will be a 25-30 win team, tops.

  • guest

    Clifford never bought into Lin’s game except for a change of pace off the bench player. Cliff’s supposedly defensive oriented mindset hated Lin’s in the paint turnovers (or non-foul calls) that lead to fast breaks and points by the other team due to lack of transition defense.

  • Win

    Listening to Clifford BS post game interview. And me is like this now!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Does anyone remember JLin praised Cliff throughout this season???? Not talking about when he was first signed and before preseason game and/or repeat what he said when he first signed during the season.

  • Win

    I can’t wait to see Hornets will end up being a lottery team next season.

  • I am The Jason
  • zxcvb

    Not really. All he said was: “He works really hard.” LOL. That’s all the praise he’s had. I’m sure it’s true that Cliff works hard. He just has no idea what he’s doing offensively. Doesn’t get the relationship between offense and defense and how they affect each other.

  • Win

    Clifford on Batum, He such as good player. Our offense is a lot better when he is in da game.

    ^#@(*#^(^@#(*^@(^(*)*#*@^ CLIFFORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TTNN

    also he is too short.

  • heart

    Lin stopped saying that Cliff knows his game after about 10 games in the season. After that whenever he praises Cliff it’d be for Cliff’s work ethics…

  • 22cents

    Ha Ha

    I thought this beast is play with Nunchaku!

    Ha Ha

  • That came a few tweets after commented Dragic dominated Kemba and he’s never seen Kemba played worse in a big game.

    3-4 years from now, the Hornets will realize that Kemba had huge heart but had limitations because of his size and being a volume scorer. They will look longingly to this season when JLin helped them to go to playoff.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOLOL ONly for some who said/believed how brilliant he was and defended him at all cost….. not to me for almost whole season.

  • occupatio

    i remember back in the days of Bench Force 1 (remember them?), cliff would get all flustered and annoyed when reporters would even suggest that they were outplaying the starters and totally dismissed it out of hand. then,inexplicably, that unit was dismantled mid-season, and now in the playoffs you see how lin is treated like a nobody unless batum is absent. the writing was on the wall back then. lin is just a bench guy to him. lee, in clifford’s mind, is a starter. totally different category of player. doesnt matter what lin does, hes just a bench player for cliff and not part of core rotation.

  • Win

    God Clifford you really is a ******* moron.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Exactly 60 days from now.

  • Briiick

    Cliff meant he thought KW could still shoot out of the low percentage.

  • TTNN

    Clifford really had a shade on him, he deserve what he get.

  • HVJoy

    For Lin and for us fans, this may be the only silver lining of this forgettable last R1 game.

  • guest

    Clifford played Zeller only 17 minutes and he led the team in rebounds with 7. Cliff complains about losing this game to rebounds but doesn’t make ANY adjustments except putting in 3rd stringers at 7 minute mark of 4th quarter. Clifford is the reason why Hornets lost the series.

  • zxcvb

    Truth. Lin was allowed to shine for 3 games and he won all three as MVP of his team. Against his traditional “kryptonite” team to boot. Then Game 6 and 7 he was benched to watch Kliff, Kemba and Kaminsky make fools of themselves.

  • occupatio

    i dont need to see blocking stats to know kemba is short.

  • Win

    Keep scratching you Moron Clifford!

  • occupatio

    you mean blinders on?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL Don’t have to wait long. They will long JLin even in preseason 2016-2017.

  • zxcvb

    Zeller also got benched last game when he was the only player having a legit good game. 4/5, 2 blocks. But no, it has to be the awful, choking, lousy “franchise” players, Kemba and Kaminsky out there. Total scrubs, those two.

  • Win

    So piss not. I gotta have a mango creamed bar from Trader Joe right away to clam me down.

  • TTNN

    I thought he stopped when Cliff started PJ.

  • webattorney

    Why didn’t Cliff play Zeller more? Injury? Frank plays one lousy quarter well, and Frank is given all kinds of PT.

  • webattorney

    I was also puzzled over this.

  • guest

    Lin needs a coach that believes in him. I really believe the Lin teams for last year of Rockets and this year with Hornets could have gone to conference finals…if it wasn’t for the poor coaching by McHale and Clifford.

  • webattorney

    He’s a role player. Our offense is unchanged when he is in da game.

  • zxcvb

    They just want to pump up “their guys.” Lee is also Clifford’s “guy” from his Orlando days. Bad coaches all have this same trait in common — “my guys, right or wrong.”

    All great coaches, Pop, Carlisle, Stevens, will sit their “stars” if necessary. Whatever works and whoever gets it done will play.

  • webattorney

    I thought Zeller was his guy also.

  • CJSHYY

    So he continued to use their future lineup to loss more in 3Q? LOL!

  • Win

    Cuz he heard MK and Ewing said “POST FRANK”

  • occupatio

    it was really surprising to see how slow batum was when hes in the game. yet cliff still keeps going to him. crazy.

    ive never understood cliff’s love for batum. he so overrates him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! That’s what I thought. That’s why JLin had a huge struggle for a while there until he made at peace with the situation and did his best when he was still with Hornets. Another proof for me that JLin knows very well with his status in this org. I follow JLin wherever and whichever team he signs next. Pray that he will find his “home” finally in this FA.

  • vincent

    the rockets never would have beaten the spurs especially with the way they were playing then. Howver, I could see hornets make ecf if they got thru heat and let lin play his game

  • HVJoy

    Well said!

  • zxcvb

    Bad news: this summer is Lin’s last chance.
    Good news: this summer is by far Lin’s best chance.

    Atkinson/Brooklyn and Philly/MDA are both on the table. Even Joerger/Memphis could be great from what I’ve seen.

  • webattorney

    Maybe Cliff likes Frenchy guys.

  • Briiick

    Batum is Cliff’s guy while KW is MJ’s.

  • zxcvb

    MJ drafted him, I think. Frank is probably Cliff’s draft pick. The guy he wanted.

  • webattorney

    Only issue is whether Lin will get a starting gig or bench gig. Or dare I say it: No gig?

  • occupatio

    IMO, cliff finds it amazing that batum can do things that kemba cannot do. but instead of seeing this as indicative of kemba’s shortcomings, this makes batum a incredible player instead. oh look, kemba can’t do that!

  • zxcvb

    Brooklyn would be 99% starting with their situation. Philly…no guarantee unless MDA is head coach, not just lead assistant. Memphis is only on the table if Conley leaves, so that’s a 50/50 bet at worst.

  • webattorney

    I think Cliff under impression that all Frenchy players are good like Parker.

  • webattorney

    What says you KHuang? Is a starting gig offer from Nets possible?

  • zxcvb

    Good point. Forgot about that.

  • zxcvb

    “I agree.” -KHuang

  • vincent

    It would be cool to see Lin start for the spurs also, but don’t see it unless tony parker retires

  • webattorney

    Come on KHuang. I need your prediction.

  • guest

    Quite a conundrum…I think it will be his time. He will have a place on an NBA team regardless and will only need to be playing before he makes it. It might not be the timeline we Lin fan’s want, but I think he will be a starter before his career ends in the NBA.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the info. I can’t recall to hear that. Good!

  • webattorney

    Zero chance whether Parker there or not.

  • I am The Jason

    People see Batum as a Jack or all trades kind of player. I did not see it this series and the media are talking about him being a max player. Again I don’t see it.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s a sign a coach only thinks a player as a benchwarmer

  • zxcvb

    They’re desperate to keep him. Lin is 100% gone no matter what so they happily benched him.

  • occupatio

    as everyone has noted, lin fits into the team culture of spurs.

    but i can see the organization avoiding lin because he brings so much attention that can become distracting to the rest of the team.

  • TTNN

    Market price won’t always equivalent to their true value.

  • zxcvb

    Jacksh*t at all trades, master of none.

  • occupatio

    he’s a poor man’s iguodala, but without the defense. thats a big difference.

  • xeroid

    He doesn’t have to start, Pop will play him when he shows his stuff.

  • Win

    The only ex teammate I wanna see to play with Lin next season is Marvin Williams. Just a thought.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    SAME

  • I think the media was curious to capture JLin’s extreme close-up after he wasn’t played much after coming up huge in 3 Hornets wins
    https://twitter.com/KennyDucey/status/726849900827316227

  • vincent

    Lin with ed davis or tyson chandler and steve novak would be cool as well

  • I believe Cliff is a company man

  • occupatio

    the heat were coached to not foul batum when he shoots the 3, and without those easy FTs like in the regular season, what does batum have left for offense? hes too slow to get to the paint, and a good defensive team is not going to give easy passing lanes like in the regular season. and his shot selection is awful awful inefficient difficult jump shots, been like that even when he was healthy. and on defense, slow, and poor at closing out.

    its not just the injury slowing him down. batum does not have strengths in his game that translate well into playoff basketball if you rely so much on him.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ed davis

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum was always slow

  • occupatio

    that is so strange.

  • LinMad

    Two intelligent BB players. I heard Chris Bosh knows how to code.
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/726866703993303041

  • LinMad

    RESPECKT!!!!!

  • spiderman

    He’s saying Kemba is a hobbit … turning into gollum

  • Win

    Agreed. But I was only referring ex teammates from the Hornets.

  • Win

    No way, he is too dumb to be one and his EQ is not high enough.

  • LinMad

    whats stranger is that they are trying to make it viral and people have mixed feelings about it. Like they want to see Lin opt out of Hornets and others are just making fun of it.

  • LimitedEdition

    MY GOD, Walker is so horrible in the playoff. If not for Lin great performance overall, the Hornets would already got swept by the Heats.

  • Win

    Now I really want to see Hornets give Batum a max contract.

  • spiderman

    Media has a tendency to show Lin after Hornets losses, and of showing Kemba after wins

  • gandychan

    Good to see bosh give respect to Lin. Unlike Wade who has disrespected Lin along with Lebron and Chris Paul since the Linsanity run.

  • HVJoy

    “Darn it, I hate losing. There is nothing I could do from the bench. We are doomed…”

    I feel really bad for Lin.

  • LinMad

    they target Lin cause he’s the only Asian in the league. It happened to the first black player in the league when every BB player was white.

  • Win

    Cuz Medias can tell that Lin was mistreated in game 6 & 7. And wanna see how JLin react about it.

  • LinMad

    lol, observing him this season, i’d put a cap at $12 mln for Batum. If you want my honest opinion, he would get $8 mln. What makes Batum any different than Al Jefferson? They both dont fit the fast pace basketball that Hornets succeed in. But they might go slow next season when Lin is gone.

  • Win

    Max 5 years+ contract. Give it to him Hornets!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really??? I will give him 4.3 millions for 2 seasons:-)

  • alain gervais

    he is already getting 15. given the increase its already at 20 million to match this years contract

  • Win

    Why? The more & and longer contract the better. So that hey can stuck with him forever.

  • LinMad

    5 years 200 million. I dont care how much they spend on Batum. It’s going to doom their organization.

  • LinMad

    NBA should have a China team and Lin should lead it.

  • Win

    Comment from realgm on Clifford.

    I think this has always been the #1 complaint with Cliff is that he rarely makes big in-game adjustments. But, that same stubbornness is part of what makes him great. Players always know their role and always know when and where they minutes are coming. He believes in the process rather than feeling his way thru rotations in the middle of a game.

    He’s a great coach and we are lucky to have him.

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep him pls….

  • LinMad

    except for Lin. He can have a 19 minute game one day and then 35 minute game the next day. He could be SG one game or PG one game or just statue of Linberty one game.

  • Win

    Haha. Yeah. Under Clifford, Hornets is the lottery team next year.

  • Win

    Wait wait wait, but you gotta know, Lin is an ASIAN…..

  • Briiick

    So is Batum.

  • LinMad

    fool’s gold

  • occupatio

    i think thats a good comment. very accurate about cliff. the roles are indeed very clear.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is how much I value him but Cliff/Hornets??? I don’t care!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • occupatio

    ie, unlike mchale who would just start randomly throwing guys into the game hoping to get a ‘spark’

  • Win

    OMG, is there no one else beside us Lin fans and normal NBA fans that can tell HORNETS has disrespected JLin big time in this playoff series???????? SMH

  • BobbyH

    Yep, the role is pretty much clear, KW/Batum offensive assignment, the others defense.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good riddance to awful coaches and ball hogs
    JLin, PLEASE find a good coach this time. #1 priority

  • Robin Lundberg is always good to ask the obvious question of Cliff’s blunder in not playing Lin
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/726843636076412928

  • wu kong

    Series ON OFF net Ratings Swing…. https://twitter.com/monkeyes2/status/726889046241361920

  • Win

    Really? You only played a player who won you game 3 and 4 and has played a big part on Game 5 less than 20 mins on game 7 and benched him on the clutch time on game 6?

    That what a smart coach should do?

    LMAO.

  • sport

    Why did Lin only get 19mins?! What was Hornets and Cliff thinking?! Oh well finally good riddance to this awful coach and team who’s no different from Rockets!

  • Win

    To whoever think Clifford is a good coach, smart coach, etc. YOU ARE ALL DREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He is good to certain players, I give you that.

  • sport

    Good to the designated “stars” everyone else be damned.

  • Win

    He fail to adjusted, play Batum when he is clearly not 100%, disrespected the player whom won you game 3, 4 and a big part of game 5 victory, benched him on game 6 clutch time.

    Good coach? You gotta be kidding me.

    He is only slight better than McHale and BS.

  • Win

    You see, I never blame any Hornets player but I have been bashing Clifford , FO or even MJ a lot.

    It the Coach and front office who should manage their players and they have FAIL to do that.

  • wu kong
  • sport

    That’s cause Frank was a high draft pick by Hornets and MJ and will be given minutes.

  • Win

    The only best thing that Clifford have been doing is scratching his chest and his arm during most of the post game interviews.

    Because that was hilarious!

  • sport

    Don’t waste time complaining too much, what’s done is done. Lin showed what he could do when given the minutes. Moving on to off season and the next team.

  • jimmyL

    yah so i wouldnt call Wade a punk so disrespectful

  • Win

    Keep scratching Cliff, keep on scratching. You will be fine.

  • I am The Jason
  • Win

    I like.

    🙂

  • Briiick

    A few stat padders leaving dirty work to the rest.

  • grover chang

    Bosh is a considerate human being. At the height of linsanity he said in an interview Lin should be careful of the medua because they will later try to tear him down.

    Bosh warned Love that it would be difficult for him to play with James and he would have to make big sacrifices like he did when in the same position. Bosh makes thoughtful statements for other players benefit. I pray it’s safe for him to play again.

  • Briiick

    If Lin doesn’t get $10+M and a starting PG role I say bye bye to NBA.

  • aras

    yup no more teams like charlotte or stuff like that go to a legit contender. but next season if he gets starters role. shoot for the stars and get yours for once.

  • grover chang

    Sadly, love Chandler and Novak but I think they are too old now.

  • grover chang

    I think batum was suppose to be like Pippen. They kept talking like he would do all the things Pippen did for MJ. I think MJ got this one wrong.

  • grover chang

    Totally agree. Lost opportunities.

  • Win

    Clifford = It is ok that you are stupid, but the real problem is a stupid person think that they are smart…

  • LinMad

    We need to trend #StartLinORLoseLin

  • Steppen03

    Honestly, I don’t believe that JL7 has only one season, one shot to prove ppl wrong. He’s still developing, not a finish product… But yeah, I agree this coming season will be his biggest one yet. If he’s offered a starting job – It will Certainly be his breakthrough. No Doubts. Look, even in Hou, LA, Hornets, he’s managed to be decent. With a starting role, he’ll be three times better = 25pt & 8ast (armed with a better shooting stroke).

  • Briiick

    Hornets love the losers and can’t wait to overpay them.

  • Steppen03

    More like $15M-$18M per. But money is not the issue – It’s the promotion, personnel and culture.

  • occupatio

    wow the batum numbers are terrible. confirms what i saw in the games, but its even worse than i thought.

  • occupatio

    didnt say it was effective but it accurately depicts what cliff does and why he does it.

  • LinMad

    which is why I believe Brooklyn is a good destination for Lin. New York media <3 Lin. There is a lot of Asians there too. And the coach is smart.

  • zxcvb

    I’ll say 4yr/48M with Brooklyn or Philly. Lin won’t be greedy but he needs a large enough number to show that they’re serious. Anything less than that and there will be questions about whether he’s there to start or backup.

  • occupatio

    i think KHuang said something like lin wont even get a contract this summer. confirm?

  • jimmyL

    nah still 15+m

  • alain gervais
  • Now the Heat writer says Kemba being blocked 23 times by 7 players is key stat of the series
    https://twitter.com/IraHeatBeat/status/726890857790603264

  • zxcvb

    But they have Kemba! That dude is a BEAST against the Sixers.

  • sport

    Alot of money will be on the table with the new tv deal, truthfully many players will be getting way more than 48M. NBA is realistic, more money they’re willing to pay, the more it shows they’re serious about making that player their franchise player. As we can all see, Hornets 2Mil for Lin put in him in a position where he barely got 15 mins when MKG and everyone was healthy.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they wanted to catch how sad he’s bc he wanted to win but…. smh!

  • Briiick

    A gambler loses all ?

  • Elon Musk

    @robinlundberg @nycfinest23 net ratings for series… @Jlin was not the problem. Was their only hope. pic.twitter.com/Zdp0FKBYDm— g (@monkeyes2) May 1, 2016

  • jimmyL

    But he left toronto where he was king for bron

  • Elon Musk

    how do you share twitter link?

  • Win

    Well. He did really stick to what have won him game 3 and game 4. Instead he played Batum big minutes in game 6 and game 7. To me he has made a big adjustment once Batum is back.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s too short.

  • zxcvb

    I agree, but I’m being realistic. Lin will not get a fair deal ever. Even if/when he beasts as a starter next year, people will say that Lin should take less because of his Asian endorsements.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Batum & Lee both stay the rest gone.

  • aras

    dude 25, 8 he’ll be averagin hall of fame numbers. realistically if he is a starter i’d be happy if he averaged 18/7 would be awesome and those are real good numbers if he could average them

  • sport

    Too short, horrible shooting efficiency, only gets his points by chucking 30 shots for 30 points.

  • jimmyL

    He’s pessimistic

  • Win

    The big adjustment Clifford has made between game 3/4/5 to game 6/7 is.

    – Play Batum more even he is not 100%

    – Play Lin less as his game won’t work all the time. Spo knows nothing about Lin.

    keep on scratching your chest Clifford. Keep scratching like you really want it.

  • zxcvb

    This loss was so awful and embarrassing, I don’t see Batum staying. He can get the same amount elsewhere for a much better team.

  • sport

    Either Batum is very mediocre or he’s been saving his energy and preventing injuries for his next team.

  • Win

    I am ok with less money as long as Lin really going to have the key to run the offense as a PG.

  • sport

    Many similar coaches who just follow FO orders and don’t care about winning Mchale, BS, Cliff, list goes on.

  • Briiick

    MJ isn’t going to pay him much more than KW.

  • CJSHYY
  • Singapore BB Fan

    Friends, the series is finally over. IMO it’s a Blessing in disguise. Hope JLin has no more doubts of leaving Charlotte. I believe better things are waiting for him next season. And we don’t have to put up with this organisation anymore.

    JLin, Clear Your Locker, Get Outta of Charlotte And Don’t Look Back.

    Thank you for the beautiful 3 Wins. It’s a testimony of God’s grace.

  • jimmyL

    WILL**

  • zxcvb

    None of us really care about the money, but it’s a sign of commitment, respect. Small contract means they can easily trade you or bury you on the bench with no consequences. It needs to be big enough so that they’re pressured to play you.

  • wu kong

    hi. That’s me!

  • sport

    Truly think Lin needs to work on his 3 point shooting during off season, he barely made any this season nor during playoffs. Having a consistent 3 point shooting is very important if not his getting to the rim offense will become predictable.

  • zxcvb

    Batum got exposed. He looks slow and ineffectual even when healthy. Team lost badly with him playing. They only looked good when Lin was leading.

  • sport

    Also glad Lin stayed healthy with no injuries. He showed he could carrying his team to 3 straight wins which is heck difficult in the NBA! Too bad Cliff just had to show his fake stars and bench Lin. Hornets could’ve gone to round 2 and further.

  • zxcvb

    46% in 13 games as a starter. His shot is fine. Just needs touches and rhythm.

  • gandychan

    It’s the dunning-Kruger effect. The more incompetent you are, the more likely you are to think you are smarter.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Only Clifford stay.

  • LinMad

    ya if we did make it to round 2 or ECF, Lin might have re-signed with the Charlotte and still be treated the same way as a limited bench role player the rest of his career. It’s a blessing that he will review his options this season and take more careful consideration.

  • Win

    You mean u r G / Monkeyes2?

  • wu kong

    yep

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Yes, which I was worried of.

  • zxcvb

    Worst thing would have been an injury, so I’m calming down and happy.

    Lin BEASTED for 3 wins — all with him as the star — against his toughest rival. That’s a big triumph going into free agency. He had the national spotlight and delivered.

  • Win

    🙂

    I thank you for point our the fact to all the NBA fans.

    Cheer!

  • wu kong

    🙂
    cheers!

  • DaBoss

    Yes – I was feeling awful for Jeremy. He said on FB that this might be the biggest game of his life. I’m sure he thought he’d be contributing a lot, but Clifford shackled him to the bench yet again. There should be no doubt in his mind that he must go. One door is closed, but another will surely open. He will be on to bigger and better things. Thank God.

  • CJSHYY

    Read his replied can tell… I think Batum will likely get Max & stay.

  • zxcvb

    He wouldn’t have resigned, but I do think there was a serious chance of injury.

    Playing that hard for a mediocre team means Lin would have had to attack like a madman…which could lead to bad falls. I’m just glad he didn’t hurt himself seriously in Game 5 on that cutting layup attempt (which led to FTs and a sore ankle).

  • CJSHYY
  • Michael

    Then he’ll have to practice 2 things
    A. Take a shot and sit on the bench for 10 minutes and then take the second shot.
    B. Take a shot run up and down the court several times and then stand in the corner and take the second shot.
    This will drastically improve his current 3pt% situation

  • jimmyL

    Yah and midrange too just shooting in general
    he’s not gonna have his athleticism forever
    need to have a consistent jumper

  • CJSHYY
  • LinMad

    I think Brooklyn fans are really happy that Clifford did that to Lin the last game. They know they have a higher chance now to get Lin.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Exposed!!

  • Michael

    What if I suspect that I am dumb, then am | smart to think that or am I plain dumb.

  • alain gervais

    Hornets put all their eggs in the basket this year. Welp they focused on some eggs more then others. And the golden egg gets away lol

  • Win

    More dumb move by Clifford.

    Hawes really is the only one that can draw Whiteside away from the basket because he is a center that can shot 3s. He was available but yet he earn a DNP from Clifford.

    keep scratching Cliff, Keep scratching.

  • Linzen

    Just finished watching the game on PVR.
    Can someone please tell me what on earth is the coach thinking? 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

    Not even 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jeremy looked so sad! 😩

  • Michael

    Wasn’t it more like CNP (could not play lol) because he injured his knee or something. Best screener on the team.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    excellent post. Lin has no problem with his jumpers. the problem is Kemba running the offense; nobody gets good clean looks

  • Michael

    Yeah only dirty looks.

  • pandaboy99

    Screw the results. Mission accomplished guys. Lin is getting a “huge bump in pay” like van gundy said.

  • Win
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    clifford did him DIRTY

  • Win

    Nothing can cover up how dumb Clifford is in this playoff series. Sorry.

  • zxcvb

    I’m mad because I love hoops, but from a Lin fan’s perspective — Mission Accomplished indeed.

    – Lin shined in the playoffs for 3 straight wins (against the Heat no less)
    – With Lin on the bench, Hornets looked worse than the Sixers.
    – Atkinson got hired in Brooklyn; Hinkie got fired in Philly; Memphis possibly losing Conley. Options.

  • Win
  • Yes, Lin’s shooting is ok as indicated by 46% 3FG when he started.

    He just needs more PT & a coach who believes in him

  • heart

    Suppressing Lin’s value for upcoming FA? No one is that dumb to play a scorer, play maker, defense specialist for only 19min in a pivotal game 7 to move to 2nd round. Think about it? It smelled fishy from the get-go when Cliff sat Lin at 9min mark and didn’t return him until 3Q w/ a big deficit 20pts+.

  • zxcvb

    Somehow Batum was both dressed and exposed. Impressive, max contract stuff.

  • Michael

    Cheers…hic !

  • occupatio

    i think batum stays bc no other coach will put that much minutes, trust and responsibilities on batum.

  • Win

    Another thing is Hawes has earned a DNP and meanwhile we are getting kill on the board.

    keep scratching Cliff, Keep scratching.

  • CJSHYY
  • zxcvb

    Bosh is the only Heat player I like. Sad to see him suffer health issues; blood clots can be life-threatening.

  • Plus Cliff looked incompetent not knowing JLin was the main reason for the 3 wins 😂😂

    Spo is somewhere chuckling at Cliff’s blunder

  • LinMad

    Game 1, 2 and 7 were the worse games of the series and they were games where Lin had limited role/minutes to do his thing. They were also games where Batum played heavy minutes. We were blown in those 3 games when Lin was on the bench for long periods of time without any adjustments from Clifford. I’d say Lin was also shackled in Game 6. He was shackled by:
    1. Batum at the start killing the momentum.
    2. Cliff at the end when Lin was benched in the last 7 minutes when Whiteside fouled out. Should have exploited that.

  • spiderman

    Still low

  • zxcvb

    I can only imagine Spo’s glee watching Lin go to the bench. Especially after Lin came in looking sharp.

  • Amen 🙏
    Maybe God allowed Cliff bias to show up because He saw Lin might be swayed to stay as a backup PG

    Message was delivered that Cliff has no faith in Lin

    #blessingindisguise

  • Michael

    Yup, I was being sarcastic as that is the stupidest 3point training plan ever, but you have to practice the shots you take in games and that is all the teams have given him so far.

  • Win

    We are getting kill on the board and yet he played Frank 31 mins.

    On the other hand zeller had only 17 mins and Al had 19 mins. Hawes is a DNP.

    Talk about adjustment on getting more rebound????

    keep scratching Cliff, Keep scratching.

  • Michael

    I stand corrected ….

  • Hope

    Another irrelevant team/coach out of the way. Jlin+mda or ny next year.

  • kauaiblue

    Hey jordan, give batum a max k!

  • kauaiblue

    If jlin goes to brooklin, i will buy season tix!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    batum the great point guard and defender

  • LinMad

    Brooklyn FO would bank if Lin signs.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    how much are season tix?

  • Win

    Lin haters are very active in the social media. SMH.

  • Win

    At least 5+ years max. Pls….

  • Win

    He is one of the TRUE POINT FORWARD IN DA NBA: Per Clifford.

  • CJSHYY

    About what? He plays good today just don’t have playing time.

  • Win

    What else you expect from Bais Haters?

  • CJSHYY

    He will give Batum max. Good for Batum. But they will not make it to playoff next season.

  • Win

    Clifford deserve another contract extension for making it to the playoff. He should get another guaranteed 5 years extension from the Hornets.

  • spiderman

    Agree.
    I doubt they would bench a 20M player. But they’re racist enough not too offer him that.

    I laughed at all the hero praise of Dragic earlier.

  • CJSHYY

    Who cares these dumb haters… we are no longer need to care anything about Hornets anymore.

  • LinMad

    i don’t see that much activity from the haters. More like …Lin should get out of Charlotte tweets

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he should get Kerr type money

  • Win

    Agreed. Brother.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Or more on why Lin didn’t play more….

  • NONONO

    Lin did better than anyone expected in limited role and time. It is good season for Lin. It could have been much better for Lin and Hornets. But Hornets were satisfied the results and Lin did not, Lin needs to go to other team for better future.

  • CJSHYY

    I am sister. LOL!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he’s the next Magic Johnson but greater!