Preseason3 LAC @ CHA Game Thread

The 3rd preseason game is about to start in Shenzhen, China.
Michael Jordan himself, who is arguably the greatest player, has come back to China after 11 years to promote NBA Global Games and his own team, Charlotte Hornets.

And it has been an honor that MJ has praised Jeremy skills with his penetration/driving ability plus the shooting/passing/energy/PG savvy. Plus he thinks Jeremy will be their biggest acquisition. Will this bode well to a significant role of how JLin will be used throughout the season? Only time will tell but nonetheless the combination of MJ’s accurate assessment of JLin and his financial impact in Asia can only help JLin’s career.

Jordan made specific mention of Jeremy Lin, who joined in the Hornets from the LA Lakers this summer. Jordan saw it a successful deal, “We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball something,” Jordan said.
Let’s kick back and enjoy Jeremy’s game to help his teammates to get a raucous reception in Shenzhen, China. Let’s hear the roar for Jeremy like never heard before, Shenzhen!


Game link

  • http://goatd.net/122572/watch-los-angeles-clippers-vs-charlotte-hornets 

    • Whitman Lam

      1st ! Good Luck tonight JLin !!! We are proud of YOU !

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Good morning from the red.dot

    • I am The Jason

      This game will cut into my Adult Swim viewing. What should I choose??????

    • orLinaryjoe

      3rd

    • izzykiLL

      Let’s go Jeremy. s/o from the Philippines!

    • blubell
    • Swim with JLin & MJ sighting for sure 🙂
      DVR anything else

    • GoodDayLA

      I should have got this ball streams thing a while ago. Seems better than these very lame NBA packages. If you buy NBA league pass, you should be able to watch all the games. The fact they force you to get NBA TV and black out LP for NBA TV games is really getting ridiculous and makes me not want to follow the NBA.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      MJ said Lin is the biggest acquisition. It actually makes great sense if you don’t put money first.
      The publicity, the excitement that Lin brings into organization, the morale, the positive energy and the harmony that he brings to the team.
      Suddenly millions of people learn how good a coach, Steve Clifford is.
      Of course, we all knew how bad a coach Byron Scott was.

      Kemba Walker becomes a household name in China because he’s a teammate of Jeremy Lin. My bad.

    • blueCypher

      Not only do they black out NBATV games, but national tv games as well. Which generally means the good games

    • JLin Fan from Australia

    • JLin Fan from Australia

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I’m just aware that they give a nickname to Kemba Walker (Sky Walker 天行者)
      I almost think this is a dream team for Jeremy with so many friends and cheers.

    • Yascar

      Ok so I got very little of that but Steve Clifford again saying nice things and knowing Jeremy needs opportunity and the ball in his hands to play well.

      Looks like Jeremy commented on MKG being out and that he might play more shooting guard? Also that he just wants to play aggressive.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Watching Bulls and Wolves battling, one is the old basketball and the other is fast and space, Bull leads 18 after first Q. Remind me of BS.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I enjoy what the Hornets enjoy.

    • Chris B.

      And also they do not archive their games immediately meaning you will have to wait up to 24 hours to watch the games if you missed them. LP really sucks.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I wonder what the Clippers must have been missing now.

    • spiderman

      Players are like “I’m a school kid for halloween”

    • blubell
    • TTNN

      noticed Hansbrough is pretty nice to Lin, pick him up, and check on him when Lin is on the floor. Love it. Hopefully in the future, if somebody hit Lin, Hansbrough will take care of it.

    • CJSHYY

      I like Hansbrough too. I think he’s nice just don’t know about he can be another Ed Davis or not?

    • blueCypher

      Are there videos of the NBA dinner event

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Saw a couple fans that took the vids but didn’t know how to move here:-(

    • blueCypher

      link ?

    • JW

      You think these reporters are thinking “How did I pissed off my boss to be covering Clippers instead of Hornets?”
      http://i.cdn.turner.com/drp/nba/clippers/sites/default/files/styles/main_gallery_photo__480_tall/public/gettyimages-492090254_master.jpg?itok=TyuG7TsR

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      It’s a private fansite. Even if I place the link, you can’t access to it unless you are a member of the site.

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • John Lee

      This is the part that I find intriguing. Ed Davis has never played with Jeremy before they met in LA, and BS tried to keep them apart, but the two somehow managed to establish an on-court chemistry characteristic of long-term teammates.

      KHuang claims that many on the Hornets are leaps and bounds above Ed Davis, and that may be true in terms of athleticism, potential, and even age. However, I think that these new teammates will need more time and practice to reach the same level of chemistry that Jeremy and Ed Davis shared.

    • blubell

      I don’t think they understand each other with only an eye contact just yet. Hope it happens soon 🙂 Looking forward to Linsbrough(?) connection. lol

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Ed Davis really played so well w Lin but I don’t feel the same w Lin’s new teammates have the same connection w him yet.

    • John Lee

      @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus is Ed Weiland 2.0? He called for Lin/Hansbrough at least two years ago, now not only did it happend, but Hansbrough is quite amicable towards Lin. Really looking forward to the duo.

    • Joe what do you know

      That makes me cringe honestly…
      What has Kemba Walker to do with Skywalker? Because they both have “Walker” in their name?
      It’s like dubbing myself “The Wing-Chun Master” simply because I share the same surname as Ip Man…
      These Chinese reporters and their poor understanding of the English language LMAO….

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • John Lee

      Haters in the NBA keep trying to bury Lin’s career, but the massive Chinese market makes it impossible. I hope MJ makes billions by giving Lin a fair shake.

    • TTNN

      I think a lot of it is the willingness. I could totally see Zeller be Ed this season, he is smart, taller, and faster, and he is able to finish at the rim.

      Hansbrough is great in grab the board, and I do think he has not worked with Lin long enough to get that chemistry, but he is getting better, he has no problem receiving the ball, as long as he get used to receiving the ball, he would not hesitate any more, then he should have good opportunity to score.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      HK fans can watch the game on Now TV Channel 635 at 1:30pm Local time today.

    • Joe what do you know

      I only hope the team didn’t eat anything from the stadium sponsor Chef Kang’s. That brand has extremely bad reputation now in Taiwan when it comes to food safety…

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Kemba is a good dancer and he’s very good at dribbling the ball. His TO ratio is absolutely at elite level. Sky Walker can be used to describe someone that walks with grace.

    • TTNN

      Hmm, am I getting it right, looks like Ballstream will start at 9pm PCT, which is 1.5 hr before the game start…… that’d be fun. Who will stay up and watch the game?

    • blueCypher

      Ya, it says 9pm. I wonder if its just gonna be dead air for 1hr and 30mins lol

    • spiderman

      good to know. Would hate to see them with the runs during the game

    • blubell
    • TTNN
    • TTNN

      oh, I thought there might be some other special program before the game…..

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! Really happy for him. Hope next it’s LF.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Yes good for jerome, finally.

    • Joe what do you know

      Well man…. I’m not sure if what you said was what the reporter had in mind when he came up with that report. Unless Kemba already have an existing nickname “Sky Walker” for the reasons you explained, I’m pretty sure he was using a Star Wars reference for an unrelated matter… But hey, I’m not surprised at all considering it seemed to be from Taiwanese media….

    • blueCypher

      Oh there might be ! But for an hour and a half, what could it be

    • blueCypher

      Landry Fields is injured at the moment right

    • blubell
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    • CJSHYY

      Wow! I like the shoes. LOL!

    • Linja

      Is there a link to warch the game?
      Thanxamillion

    • blubell

      Links are provided above in this thread 🙂

    • blubell

      Clever Jeremy… to release the video when he did.
      https://twitter.com/kianainhi808/status/653050348643287040

    • blubell
    • CJSHYY

      Really? Why Walker asked for it? To put in the car? LOL!

    • blubell

      There is a video of Walker asking for it. Yesterday or the day before.

    • Dorothy

      Can we get it too?

    • CJSHYY

      I think so. Check w Adidas.

    • John Lee

      Wow, Lin’s teammates are not only “not jealous”, but they embrace it and have fun with it.

    • Arsenium12 .

      Hornets arriving at the stadium …
      __________
      https://twitter.com/hornets/status/653053712831680516

    • real-dsb

      is Lin Garden’s sign?

    • Uh-Oh

      So he didn’t listen to me and choose the other one. (-。-)

    • John Lee

      Cool, I’ll be able to watch it on bigscreen. Thanks Kwok Wai!

    • John Lee

      This is quite common amongst Chinese fans. Melo’s been nicknamed “sweet melon” because of the spelling similarity. There’s even a photoshop pic circling around with Melo’s face on a cantaloupe.

    • real-dsb

      Very smart. Then they look like a bunch of Lin fans so people won’t think it’s the hornets. =p

    • spiderman

      Next video: How to Fit in the NBA with a cool haircut

    • real-dsb

      TH is a team player, not selfish. Hope it rubs off on everyone!

    • blueCypher

      haha, jlins hair game is wild this year

    • Jo

      Yes

    • TTNN

      I think that’s a rookie haze. Just for fun……

    • John Lee

      Except it’s more classy than BS wacky haze.

    • blubell
    • TTNN

      Nah, it is also a haze for Jeremy too……

    • John Lee

      Fractured anything is potentially serious, less so only because it’s not his shooting hand. However, it’ll still affect his handle.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I guess Hornets will win today.

    • John Lee

      At least no one’s being asked to wear a fake beard or something. LOL

    • John Lee

      Keypoints for upcoming games:

      1) Watch Hornets beat Clippers with heavy Lin involvement.

      2) Watch Maccabi Haifa mop the floor with the Lakers.

      3) Watch the Magic beat the Rox.

    • real-dsb
    • real-dsb

      “Chris Paul fractured his left index finger in practice Saturday and is not expected to play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Hornets.

      The injury is not considered to be serious and Paul will be re-evaluated prior to the Clippers game against the Hornets Wednesday in Shanghai.”

    • real-dsb

      Yeah, even the smallest hairline fracture in left index finger will still take probably 4-6 weeks to heal. Now, CP may be able to just splint and tape it up and not miss any regular season games, but it’s definitely going to make him less effective.

    • Acbc

      More likely due to a fractured ego being upstaged by 2 mil scrub rental.

    • John Lee

      Literally adding insult to injury. 🙂

    • real-dsb

      haha, didn’t think of it that way. you might be right. still hilarious

    • John Lee

      In other news, daddyb…I mean Austin Rivers will also miss the China games due to a mouth injury.

    • ra

      what time is the game

    • TTNN

      it is light hearted, but still hilarious….. very smart move to haze a rookie

      I think Kaminsky will need to carry it to Shanghai, and I’m pretty sure Chinese reporters are going to ask him more about this, and Chinese fans will like Kaminsky more just for carrying a Lin sign around

    • real-dsb

      in 1hr 15min

    • ra

      thanks

    • ra

      i read on the other site that cris paul is not playing. (fractured finger).

    • CJSHYY

      Read from the other side, Rivers is out for both games.

    • real-dsb

      scroll down a few comments, there are more details.

    • real-dsb

      “Austin Rivers is also dealing with a mouth injury he suffered Friday and will likely miss both preseason games in China.”

      http://www.nba.com/clippers/injury-report-chris-paul-out-with-fractured-finger

    • blueCypher

      adam silver, michael jordan, steve ballmer press conference going on soon

    • real-dsb

      Clippers forfeiting the games due to injury?

    • Linja

      THNX. IT WILL BE ON LP.

    • CJSHYY

      So who is their starting PG for tonight?

    • ra

      kance against his old team lol

    • I really like the team’s camaraderie 🙂

    • ra

      probably lance stephenson

    • real-dsb

      according to depth chart, Prigioni?

    • CJSHYY

      What? Lance? I thought he’s SG? vs Kemba? Interesting now. LOL!

    • John Lee

      Kaminsky will have more fans in China than in the US!

    • blueCypher

      check out the press conference on nba.com

    • blueCypher

      haha, nba tv is showing todays earlier bulls game

    • GoodDayLA

      that’s freaking hilarious. +1 for Kemba

    • GoodDayLA

      boost shoes.. legit.

    • blueCypher

      I am interested in what MJ will have to say about the Hornets and Lin

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Newcomer Jeremy Lin targets at being “comfortable” in Hornets
      http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-10/11/c_134702189.htm

      SHENZHEN,
      China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — At the center of media attention in Charlotte Hornets’ preparation for 2015 NBA Global Games here on Saturday, newcomer Jeremy Lin emphasized that one thing that he needs to do now is to feel comfortable in the new team.

      “It’s Ok between the team and me. It’s still a little early as the new season will kick off late this month, so I just need to get comfortable, and have some communication with my teammates and coach,” said Lin.

      In 2012, Lin rose to international fame during his stay in New York Knicks with stunning performance, leading the team to a seven-game winning streak. After a short stay in Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers in the following three seasons, he joined Hornets this summer.

      As for his positioning in the current roster, Lin found it not easy to be fluent as someone in the team got hurt, while coach Steve Clifford’s consistency in tactics gave him much confidence.

      “It’s no different from the beginning that he’s going to rely on me to make a lot of plays and be aggressive. Everything that he said is consistent, that’s fine,” he added.

      In an earlier inteview, Michael Jordan, former NBA superstar and the Hornets’ boss, regarded Lin as the biggest acquisition of the team this summer.

      “Really?” Lin reflected when hearing about his boss’ comment.

      “It’s an honor. But it’s still a little early, and I need to improve day by day from now,” he added.

      Kemba Walker, Hornets’ starting point guard, mentioned what he has learned from Lin during the past several weeks.

      “We push each other to get better every day. Jeremy is a very good player, so I’ve kind of learned some things from him,” said Walker.

      “He is a great pick-and-roll player, and I can definitely learn some things in that aspect from him,” added Walker.

      Also as a newly-recruited player, Nicolas Batum could agree no more to Walker in terms of learning from each other.

      “We see each other in the locker room, and have some talks in the practice. He (Lin) is a great guy, and I have the chance to learn from each other in the past couple of weeks,” said Batum.

      Batum spent the past seven years in Portland Trail Blazers, and met Jeremy Lin (in Houston Rockets) in playoffs. From opponent to friends, Batum thought that it well reflected the business of NBA.

      “This is the NBA. You never know who will play with you next season, and will meet different guys,” commented Batum.

      Hornets will play against Los Angeles Clippers, led by Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, in their first match of NBA Global China Games 2015 here on Sunday, with the second game next Wednesday.

    • blubell
    • John Lee

      The humility on Walker’s and Batum’s part is heart-warming and inspires confidence in the Hornets’ team first philosophy.

    • blubell
    • Phillycheese

      Me too. Tickets never came through.

    • TankLakers

      is there a live stream?

    • GoodDayLA

      who is starting tonight?

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Is media not to ask any questions about Lin?

    • real-dsb

      see links at top of post

    • blueCypher

      There was not enough time for questions . Between translating from chinese to english and then back again, there was only room for a few

    • Maknusia

      I guess it will start 10 to 15min before game time

    • Maknusia

      Thanks @real_dsb:disqus

    • Maknusia

      Oh my…probably, they being cautious during preseason…not to stretch anything

    • John Lee

      Yeah, and the interpreter was a bit disorganized and long-winded, which didn’t help.

    • heart

      Hope one day soon they have automatic translation on screen or something
      innovative to cut down translation time. LIt’s the first time I see two
      owners and the commissioner at the same table conducting A&Q Press
      Conference.

    • Maknusia

      Its game time decision, right…hope he plays…else…wish he recovers soon

    • blueCypher

      Ya, he took so long jeez

    • blueCypher

      It was his press conference haha

    • Maknusia

      yeah…that will be cool….the technology is there…but the integration cost is high…we will definitely see it in future

    • heart

      Why didn’t they wear earpiece to have automatic translation and captions to save time. That’s how usually Kpop entertainers operate at their global fan meetings.

    • TankLakers

      With NBA league pass, would you be able watch the games showing on Fox Sports South, but you live in CA or NY?

    • Maknusia

      Good to see all the positive note from MJ, Coach, fans and the teammates. Go Hornets!!!! Go Lin!

    • TankLakers

      The reason on I asked is because the Hornets schedule shows few NBATV games.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They are good sports.

    • Joe what do you know

      Ask Doraemon for it, it’s call Translation cake… (Honyaku Konnyaku)

    • John Lee

      Not cake, konjac jelly.

    • John Lee

      A fast interpreter with quick typing hands would suffice.

    • Joe what do you know

      Yeah, That!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The way that Lakers lost players like Ed Davis was absolutely unforgivable, given that the team was so much in need of talents. Another tanking year from Byron Scott. Even they might get the draft choice, the player might not even want to play for him because his toxic coaching.

    • blubell

      So D’Antoni is working at NBA TV now or just for this game?

    • John Lee

      Early non-licensed Taiwanese publications referred to them as Translation Ricecakes, misleading many, myself included.

    • blubell
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    • Kwok Wai Lai

      His style of basketball finally skins the old cats alive in playoff games. Whoever is more qualified to give comments of the GSW. Phil Jackson can keep his triangle offense and rest because it’s going to work now in NBA.
      Fancy MDA commenting on Lin’s game in playoff!

    • heart

      Yep, I think the united nation personnel wear ear pieces to hear immediate translation in their own languages. The Kpop entertainers do the same when conducting global fan meetings. The NBA should catch up on this and have immediate translated on-screen captions for tv viewing audience.

    • Alain Gervais

      I’m haif a sleep but i cant wait lol

    • blueCypher

      lol, get some coffee hah

    • blueCypher

      come on lin, no gel man

    • Alain Gervais

      everyone asleep have to be quit lol. so ill tough it out. once the game start ill be wide awake

    • Alain Gervais

      i have nba tv but i also have link if you need it

    • blubell

      Jeremy spiked his hair… hmm… this will be interesting 🙂
      https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/653079631436759041

    • Maknusia

      cool

    • GoodDayLA

      who is starting?

    • Alain Gervais
    • Alain Gervais

      not lin. coach said he won’t change lineup yet

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Gosh that really happens. MDA comments on Jeremy’s game. What more you can ask!!!!

    • GoodDayLA

      got it

    • Maknusia

      oh really! sweet!

    • Maknusia

      Jlin having the mic now!

    • Alain Gervais

      lol lins hair

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      God has prepared well for Jeremy Lin; the coach, the teammates, the team and finally the commentator, MDA!

    • TTNN

      yeah! started!

    • blubell

      Jeremy representing hornets addressing the crowd b4 the game.

    • Maknusia

      I love it! 🙂

    • blubell

      NBA TV announcers praising Jeremy: KEY Player.

    • Maknusia

      Game started! Go Hornets

    • This is historic.
      First game JLin plays in the NBA with Spiky Hair!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Clippers may try to make as many excuses as they want but the Hornets is going to take them seriously and play a good game against them; a serious game. Ask Tyler does he care whom he is playing against. That makes no difference. Go Hornets. Go Jeremy.

    • blubell

      Lets go!

    • LimitedEdition

      Lol Prigioni starts, Kemba better own him

    • Maknusia

      Both sides…TOs…early in the game

    • Maknusia

      nice fast break from Hornets

    • blubell

      Batum and 1

    • real-dsb

      Amazing finish

    • Maknusia

      nice penetration move from KWalker

    • spiderman

      thought just occurred to me….
      maybe Lin got tired of all the dirty swipes to his head.
      so the spiked hair acts as both a cushion & attention

    • Maknusia

      Great defense from Hornets

    • Alain Gervais

      clippers defense is not good

    • LimitedEdition

      Without Paul, Clippers looks bad

    • real-dsb

      And unselfish pass

    • blubell

      It will be loud when Jeremy comes in… I can’t wait!

    • real-dsb

      Marvin Williams unwise foul on redick

    • John Lee

      Whose brick was that?

    • Maknusia

      Clippers leads 12-11

    • real-dsb

      Priginoni never shoots lol

    • grover chang

      Found it harder to root for the pg in front of Lin because of the team politics in the past. But this team seems nicer, including walker. Finding myself hoping the whole team plays well! Go Hornets.

    • blubell

      just made a 3 🙁

    • GoodDayLA

      If Lin does not start in Shanghai, he will not be starting at 2 this season along Kemba. I think he will start in Shanghai though personally even if he is the bench guy regular season.

    • Alain Gervais

      here comes the clippers. hornets offense is stagnate

    • blueCypher

      Yes, I like Walker. I dont get the me-first vibe from him

    • GoodDayLA

      not politics. MJ and others in the team management think he is much better than Lin.

    • real-dsb

      25 jefferson

    • John Lee

      Prigioni is highly underrated.

    • grover chang

      That’s reasonable.

    • blubell
    • TTNN

      lots of TO today

    • Alain Gervais

      could be jet lag

    • GoodDayLA

      I am only interested if Lin finishes games. He’ll come of the bench barring Kemba injury.

      But with a healthy Kemba, will be even finish?

    • Maknusia

      yeah…both teams…probably they are all pumped playing in CN!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Jeremy Lamb is clearly a step slower and he’s definitely not ready yet. He’s an obvious weakness in the Hornet’s defense.

    • real-dsb

      No, announcers were wrong

    • BUZZCITY17

      JLIN IS ABOUT TO COME IN!

    • grover chang

      See a lot of assists for Clippers. CPwho?

    • John Lee

      Redick having a field day.

    • Alain Gervais

      he won’t start come season if he does lin will eat up a lot of his minutes. he just isn’t ready

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Bring in JLin!!!

    • blubell
    • BUZZCITY17

      JLIN ABOUT TO GO SUPER SAIYAN !

    • Maknusia

      its too early to question those…let the team settle down and coach decides with rotations….only then we can evaluate

    • Alain Gervais

      he already did. except the blond hair

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He hasn’t reached that level yet even given him the opportunity. He just needs lots of play time to step up his game. On the contrary, Jeremy Lin would be ready right away. After this game, there will be adjustment.

    • real-dsb

      It was redick. Prigioni has not scored yet

    • Maknusia

      who know…he might color it late in the season

    • blubell

      Jeremy is in!

    • John Lee

      Super Saiyan 4, black hair.

    • Maknusia

      LIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TTNN

      Lin is in

    • cshot

      how i wish there was a stream that works for me

    • Maknusia

      crowd roaring for LIN

    • Maknusia
    • LimitedEdition

      Super Saiyan mode is on!

    • anticipating JLin’s 1st score 🙂

    • John Lee
    • cali7

      Esp when he has the ball

    • Maknusia

      Lin fast brak…first basket!

    • blubell

      Score!

    • BUZZCITY17

      JLIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BUZZCITY17

      JLINNNNNNNNNNN ON FIRE!!!!

    • blubell

      He’s on fire!

    • Nice SWISH!! Go JLin! 4pts…

    • Maknusia

      Lin again
      !

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Loving JLin 4 quick points.

    • LimitedEdition

      YES!

    • GoodDayLA

      LIN HAS IMPROVED CONFIDENCE IN HIS SHOT. AWESOME (because his shot is actually better)

    • Maknusia

      nice teardrop from KW

    • blubell

      Nice. Hornets on a run.

    • BUZZCITY17

      LINS HAIR IS F****** AWESOME

    • Alain Gervais

      this unit has offensive power. still have to work out a few things but the spacing is incredible

    • Maknusia

      aaaaand time out!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin checks in and closes the gap right away.

    • blubell

      So far so good for the hair 😛

    • TTNN

      Well, Kemba/Lin/Batum together, i think chemistry is not enough there yet

    • grover chang

      LIn and Walker make each other better.

    • Alain Gervais

      a little off.

    • TTNN

      Lin definitely doing better defense than Lamb

    • Phillycheese

      Lin with 4 quick points.

    • Maknusia

      CH need to find ways to stop redick

    • AlexBB
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin-Kemba seem to find their niche. They need to blend well with Batum and Zeller.

    • Alain Gervais

      its a little too late jj already hot

    • grover chang

      promising back court.

    • GoodDayLA

      now Lin should kick some tail

    • heart

      I like the line up now. They need to swing the ball and let Lin set up for easy shot. Reddick’s job is to shoot, so whoever is guarding him needs to tire him out.

    • TTNN

      AI got ball kind of far from the rim, not sure whether that got out of his range or not. he is 0-3

    • Maknusia

      surprising headband is not there

    • orLinaryjoe

      Can do with out.

    • blubell

      Gel is holding. .. for now.

    • John Lee

      Kemba 1 Lin 2 Batum 3 please.

    • Phillycheese

      Zeller!

    • Alain Gervais

      ok

    • Maknusia

      the reason one wears the headband is to prevent the sweat mixed with gel flowing into your eyes

    • grover chang

      great option for pic and roll guy

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lin is not really getting the ball right now

    • cali7

      Lin hasn’t touched the ball last 3 possessions

    • grover chang

      Hornets up, doing well without Lin. He will stay ready when needed.

    • TTNN

      4 now

    • BUZZCITY17

      Hornets teammates not letting Lin shine

    • Maknusia

      he is providing the spacing the need

    • BUZZCITY17

      They dont want the Lin to shine

    • Alain Gervais

      3 of them was open . they are playing off lin

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Now 4 no touch.

    • grover chang

      Well Clifford did say play as a team, not play through Lin like MDA. We keep hoping for Linsanity, but that’s the past.

    • GoodDayLA

      yes he is decoy

    • blubell

      No cursing, please.

    • Maknusia

      pls stop that…we all know its not true

    • Phillycheese

      Not a lot of assists.

    • cali7

      Agree. Just letting ppl know who can’t watch.

    • Alain Gervais

      robert annoys me.

    • GoodDayLA

      khuang doesn’t know what he talking about. Roberts is a great shooter. I know from watching him.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Brian Roberts wants Lin’s spot

    • GoodDayLA

      he is a shooter who hits a lot of jumpers

    • Alain Gervais

      robert shoots a lot for a “pg”

    • GoodDayLA

      well it’s LIn’s fault for playing 2or Cliffords

    • Phillycheese

      37 pt in first q. Allstar game defense .

    • GoodDayLA

      that’s his game, jumpers. i seen it for years.

    • grover chang

      cmon brian roberts is just playing. The team ended the quarter up by 9. Clifford knows what Lin brings to the table.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      You are witnessing the development of team chemistry for the Hornets.
      The team effort.

    • LimitedEdition

      Thanks Josh Smith 🙂

    • Roberts is a bit too trigger happy for a PG.
      Even if he makes his shots, he needs to get his teammates involved to set up plays

    • TTNN

      yeah, if Roberts can play back up PG, Lin can start as SG then.

    • grover chang

      cool. thats me. thanks

    • cali7

      This offense is functioning differently than I imagined. Will see how things when the season starts.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He’s not good at making assist. He’s a very good pullup shooter.

    • BUZZCITY17

      does he though? Why isnt Lin playing PG and Roberts playing the 2 since Roberts seems to like to shoot more

    • cshot

      thank you lol. pretty greedy plays for a pg

    • Alain Gervais

      i hate when we get a player who is a scrub trying to be more then he is. thats what robert is. trying to make a name for him self. luckily lamb playing bad will get him on the bench and either move lin back to back up pg or starting sg

    • LAJane

      Me too. None of the game links are working for me. Get sent to other url’s that want me to download stuff ;(

    • John Lee

      Clippers know this is Lin’s home court, and Hornets know Clippers’d be targeting Lin so they’re playing off him.

    • grover chang

      That I actually agree. Roberts seems like a good shooter and Lin is the best passer on the team, but Roberts I think is shorter. so he’s the pg.

    • GoodDayLA

      more of Miami game.

    • heart

      yep, why is Roberts not passing to Lin, not even once since he came in the game.

    • I guess he wants to show his values to his team as a sharpshooter.
      It might work short-term but won’t make a strong case as a PG

    • grover chang

      it is important other teammates get a chance with the ball or effort suffers. Lin is great at recognizing this. Other’s critic Lin for force feeding passes. He was just playing team ball.

    • GoodDayLA

      not his game. he shoots a lot of jumpers and makes a lot

    • GoodDayLA

      what the issue is why is Lin not playing ANY PG?

    • cali7

      Lin finally tocuhed the ball. Missed jumper. Liked seeing the confidence to shoot.

    • cali7

      Nice pass to hawes

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Lin assist

    • grover chang

      Smith is dangerous, big loss for Rockets. Watch clippers comeback with Smith.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lin is the best passer on this team by far

    • cali7

      From the “crafty jeremy lin”

    • blubell

      Crafty JLIN 🙂

    • LimitedEdition

      I don’t like him doing fadeaway when not necessary.

    • Nice give-and-go between Lin & Hawes 🙂
      Announcer: “Great passing ability by JLin!”

    • grover chang

      someone better watch josh smith, He is a game changer.

    • Alain Gervais

      ok i think coach spoke to the team. the passing is better

    • cshot

      very smart team

    • BUZZCITY17

      Everyone on this team tryna get their shine on

    • Phillycheese

      Exactly.

    • cali7

      Better movement after last break.

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Butter fingers. Jlin should have had an assist.

    • Phillycheese

      Lin had a nice dime to Hawes.

    • grover chang

      🙁 bad pass

    • “You see the Spiky Hair? Mr. Boss said he is a great passer”
      That would be a great line lol

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lin brings a different energy to this team.. he makes everyone want to play better

    • cshot

      i love the steve nash probing move lin utilizes

    • sws94

      And use both sides of the court. He plays like an SG that brings the ball up the court.

    • Phillycheese

      Give it a break. Roberts is scoring without missing.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Clifford gotta take Roberts out bring in Batum

    • cali7

      That looked like miscommunication. I thought one of the two bigs under the basket would be there.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Josh Smith adds a new dimension to Clippers. Rox lost big in giving him up to Clippers.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin got a china call!

    • Phillycheese

      Lin with the bucket.

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Join draws Of foul. Then pull up by Lin.

    • blubell

      Lin mid range

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lins jumper is wet

    • Lin ,without hesitation, drained a midrange J!

    • BUZZCITY17

      LIN IS WET TONIGHT!!!!!

    • Steppen03

      It’s more like Roberts is the backup SG and Lin the PG. Lin will run the offense.

    • blubell

      Nice d and the bucket.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin’s new shot is AWESOME

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      JLin for 2

    • They kept giving JLin space to shoot. . He kept making them LOL

    • John Lee

      I’m pretty sick of the trend of making SGs (Harden, Kobe) into primary ballhandlers. Guards like Clarkson and Roberts have no court vision and should just stick to SG.

    • BUZZCITY17

      OMG LIN!!!!

    • cali7

      Loving the confidence.

    • LimitedEdition

      Poor Lance..

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Bank show for Lin.

    • JLin putting on a show! BANK SHOT!

    • BUZZCITY17

      OMG LINSANITY IS BACK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!

    • blubell

      Kemba cheering for Jeremy

    • cali7

      3 jumpers in a row

    • Love Lin

      Lins on fire tonite.. 🙂

    • BUZZCITY17

      LINSANITY IS BACK LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!!!!

    • BUZZCITY17

      LINSANITY IS BACK!!!!!!!!!

    • grover chang

      okay, lets take a “hot” minute.

    • LimitedEdition

      Bank opening on Saturday!

    • The bigger the moment, the more Linsane it gets

    • cali7

      Announcers keep saying lin did well with lakers

    • grover chang

      oooh Lamb and LIn. Interested in this combo.

    • LimitedEdition

      Love that the coach given Lin some extra playing time

    • grover chang

      Griffin 7 ast. This guy is awesome.

    • Alain Gervais

      lamb was being roasted so idk if he had a choice

    • they could be talking about his hair 🙂

    • Briiick

      After Lin tuned his shooting form, he can’t miss.

    • blubell
    • cshot

      saw that 😀 looks good

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Alain Gervais

      his shot looks good overtime he shoot. lol i remember in houston he would shoot and it looked off a lot even when he made it

    • heart

      Who called the time out? Was it Lin? I hope he’s ok.

    • blubell

      Love Kemba’s reaction at the end 🙂

    • Maknusia

      he hit 5-6 FGA = 10pts ;leading scorer

    • Alain Gervais

      lamb having a long long day

    • zxcvb

      Lin is by far the best player on the team but his teammates still don’t want the Asian guy in control. Lin gets the huge lead, his scrub teammates squander it immediately, lol.

      On the bright side, I’m less worried about Kemba (the first and only guy to jump up and cheer Lin on) than I am about scrubs like Brian Roberts, trying to “earn their next contract.” Know your place, Brian.

    • Alain Gervais

      the veterenplay good with lin. but robert shoots way to much for me. he did better in 2nd quarter

    • BUZZCITY17

      Hornets pace slowed down a lot more

    • zxcvb

      Not sure what Clifford is doing. On one hand, Lin isn’t playing much PG at all. On the other hand, it’s just preseason so maybe he wants to see if Lin can play SG (esp. with the MKG injury).

      We’ll see.

    • grover chang

      I don’t think scrub applies well. This team has a lot of talent. Its not like previous years.

    • blubell
    • Alain Gervais

      unknown would be better description. roberts can shoot but id rater he doing if he is open and after lin touches the ball and pass it back to him

    • cali7

      Not sure what he is doing either but there was a big change with Roberts after the break at least which indicates to me that he doesn’t want Roberts to play like that

    • Alain Gervais

      starters not playing good

    • Alain Gervais

      al jeferson seem out of place. lamb even more so

    • grover chang

      Agreed, I like Cliffords goal of sharing the ball, hope he stops habits counter to this goal early and decisively.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Kemba Walker passes aint as smooth as Lin’s

    • BUZZCITY17

      Clifford will slowly realize when the season starts that Lin is just the better overall player

    • Alain Gervais

      lamb won’t start so that should do it

    • BUZZCITY17

      Clifford will realize he needs to start Lin with Kemba.. those 2 will be deadly together

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      So far Lamb and Harrison are very disappointing.

    • Alain Gervais

      i like the lin kemba unit

    • Alain Gervais

      mj is in the house

    • TTNN
    • grover chang

      That’s most other pg. I’ve seen Lin make passes that usually get a lot of Wow reaction from commentators, but for some reason not when Lin does it.

    • real-dsb

      I wasn’t a fan of either

    • TTNN

      Kemba start to cumulate TO when he try to pass

    • Alain Gervais

      he won’t start so its not his fault. when we face clipper he won’t play much

    • LAJane

      well, if he doesn’t already.

    • occupatio

      roberts is such a ball hog. (I’m still 15 minutes behind the live feed)

    • zxcvb

      Another reason Clifford should try playing Lin and Kemba together. Maybe next game.

    • Alain Gervais

      dam

    • grover chang

      wasn’t there a report that Lamb made like 15 threes in scrimmage. Hopefully he picks up a rhythm.

    • blubell

      It gets better.. keep watching 🙂

    • Alain Gervais

      reddick has 20 in a haif

    • occupatio

      these players are clueless. ppl are there to see lin and they dont even entertain the crowd.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Starting Line up

      PG/SG : Lin and Kemba
      SF: Batum
      PF: Zeller
      C: Jefferson

      that should be the starting lineup.. plain and simple

    • spiderman

      lamb is still coping with jet lag

    • Alain Gervais

      10 point lead is gone

    • TTNN

      Batum on JJ now

    • Alain Gervais

      lamb won’t start so he is fighting for a spot

    • blubell
    • blubell

      About time.

    • grover chang

      I thought Walker was suppose to be inefficient. 10 points on 4 shots. He seems to be doing well to me.

    • occupatio

      im seeing that now hehe

    • TTNN

      Kind of disappointed with Lamb though

    • BUZZCITY17

      Walker is a good player.. but he’s a volume shooter.. so he needs someone like Lin to handle the ball

    • GoodDayLA

      ball hogs miss. Roberts was not

    • Whitman Lam

      Yeah, but is Kemba making the teammates around him better? Does he put them in a position to score ?

    • zxcvb

      Lamb is not ready for primetime. He’d be good next to Lin, but he can Kemba lack chemistry.

    • Alain Gervais

      I’ve notice he is trying to play within himself. this team is talented so he doesn’t have to shoot or force shots anymore.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      He’s simply out of sync with the entire team. He’s not in a very good condition.

    • TTNN

      Lamb is -14, smh

    • GoodDayLA

      Clifford is still confused. Or afraid to make tough calls.

    • blubell

      He disappeared.

    • occupatio

      i didnt follow him later, but he was a stupid player on the …rockets or whatever that team he was on .

    • John Lee

      Hornets up by 12 at one point, still up by seven before Lin sat, now lead is all gone.

    • pandaboy99

      I believe Clifford will experiement with this line up during the preseason once he realizes lamb is not up to the challenge

    • TTNN

      4 out of 7, so 7 shots.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Totally out of shape. The air balls from Hornets really disgust me.
      Harrison is a rookie and I can forgive but Lamb is simply unforgivable. How could he start? He is so slow and not in the flow of the game at all.

    • Maknusia

      yeah…that was nice to listen…for a change

    • LimitedEdition

      Al Jefferson is the most worryingly to me, basically is pretty much invisible so far.

    • TankLakers

      I thought it showed on NBATV. Buy,why i only see “Audio” after I sign in?

    • BUZZCITY17

      he doesnt look the same with all that weight loss.. plus this style doesnt suit his game

    • blueCypher

      I find it almost comical that Reddick has like 21 points in the half. Preseason bball ppl, take it with a grain of salt

    • grover chang

      must’ve misread the box score, still good.

    • TTNN

      he don’t get the ball, and when Kemba pass to him, he got it kind of too far out

    • Alain Gervais

      hornets starters assist to turnover ratio is 4 to 6

    • LAJane

      I doubt he’s confused. Don’t forget the politics/diplomacy of it all. Can’t yank chains too soon or unity really falls apart.

    • blubell
    • Briiick

      Hopefully Hornets don’t make the Lakers’ mistake of hole digging 1st unit.

    • occupatio

      great pass by kaminsky

    • After JLin made 3 straight shots in 1 min, he didn’t force to drive & assisted Harrison for 19-ft jumper.
      This is why MJ praised Lin not only on his shooting but can really pass the BBall

    • Guest

      What? Kemba Walker who’s famous for low TO has 3 TOs already? What’s going on? Lamb seems to be very unhappy since he’s traded to the Hornets..why?

    • Keith

      You live in LA? If so, it is black out .

    • Briiick

      Lin’s form is becoming more of a push than throwing overhead, which seems to have more control to me.

    • Alain Gervais

      if this was a real game it would be worse vs lamb

    • John Lee

      Exactly, can’t yank Lamb from starting lineup without giving him a fair shake. If anything, a few more games like this will convince that Lamb’s not ready.

    • occupatio

      was funny when the annoucner said this is lin’s first NBA game in china. ok.

    • Alain Gervais

      starters offense not a well oiled machine and really haven’t been all 3 games

    • LimitedEdition

      How do you know he’s unhappy? He got more play time than previous teams.

    • pandaboy99

      i feel like roberts took so many shots yet lin has more points.. funny.

    • TankLakers

      no, I am in NY

    • John Lee

      Things can’t go too horribly wrong if the boss understands the sports and has got your back. 🙂

    • guest

      My bad but he always looks unhappy…maybe it’s just me

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lamb does seem to sync with the team. His defense is no existent. Harrison is another disappointment.

    • occupatio

      roberts was forcing it. taking the kind of shots that u can have anytime if you want it.

    • Alain Gervais

      starters 4 to 6 bench 6 to 2 assist to tov

    • pandaboy99

      doesnt it always seem like the bigger the game the better lin play, definition of clutch.

    • Maknusia

      yup….i would give him space to settle down…is still early in the season

    • John Lee

      Trying to showcase in front of MJ?

    • We like smart bosses :>

    • occupatio

      i meant to reply to you but replied to myself below hah

    • FrankW

      End of first half:
      57 points
      Hornets starters 26 points
      Hornets bench 31 points

      55 points
      Clippers starters 37 points
      Clippers bench 18 points

    • guest

      roberts is already 29 this yea, kinda hard to have much improvement and change of old habits.

    • John Lee

      Roberts 3/4, Lin 5/6.

    • Briiick

      Yeah, he has elite software.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin helps his teammates to get into sync with the game.
      Brian Roberts just manage to do everything all by himself.

    • blubell

      As long as it is not just a lip service (HOU, LAL)

    • Guest

      So CP3 got himself hurt and can’t play this game? bummer…

    • pandaboy99

      also i think theres pretty good evidence now that lins midrange has significantly improved this offseason

    • Guest

      was late for the game but only missed Jeremy’s 1st 4 pts, so i’m still happy *.*

    • John Lee

      Jimmy Buss never said that he liked Lin, and Jeanie does not run basketball operations. Kupchak’s powers are restricted by Jimmy.

    • Briiick

      I thought LAC was better without CP3 in the playoff last season.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Coach Clifford gets to play lots of his players.

    • occupatio

      that martin guy…omg

    • guest

      well, i wanted to see Jeremy murder CP3. hahaha

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      With Big Al getting older, the Hornets definitely should keep Zeller.

    • Alain Gervais

      big al looks lost in the offense.

    • guest

      what happened?

    • Phillycheese

      It’s exhibition game. So nothing at stake. Prepare for Lin to stink it up.

    • occupatio

      i mean marvin williams. the guy is lost.

    • Maknusia

      Lets not bring the “Asian guy” thingy..pls

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s about quickness and athleticism.

    • guest

      no no no, that “c” word is prohibited…

    • David Kim

      I think Cody Zeller and Lin PNR will be very good.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Both sides play team ball. The Clippers is going to kick the butt of Rox this season!

    • occupatio

      i read his two blog entries in shenzhen. kemba seems very positive and upbeat.

    • Alain Gervais

      we have no choice

    • guest

      ok, i saw no martin…still jetlag? old folks cant overcome it fast enough

    • John Lee

      Refs had money on Rox, game two absolutely fishy, like bad anchovy.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      with no one guarding him.

    • real-dsb

      Lin had a good first half. So much great ball movement when he was playing PG, not so much when he was playing SG. Did a good job on defense against Lance. Lance only scored when Lin was not defending him.

      Hornets need to figure out team defense against Redick. The big man needs to come out to 3 pt line and stop Redick. Give the guard a chance to catch up. If the Clippers roll to basket, so be it. Redick’s a better 3 pt shooter than passer.

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That’s good and fair.

    • Maknusia

      Second Half started

    • Love Lin

      no Lin.. 🙁

    • occupatio

      booya

    • blubell

      waiting for Jeremy 🙂

    • Maknusia

      Ditto!

    • occupatio

      if lin got reached in on like that, i bet no foul call.

    • Maknusia

      Lamb hits a 3!!!!

    • guest

      he just knocked down a 3, so he’s happy for now, i guess

    • occupatio

      lamb’s stroke is really pretty

    • Tommy

      so much for team ball
      clifford is meh
      hes been doing this brian roberts pg shyt for a while
      its prolly gonna stick

    • cali7

      Hornets lost their composure there

    • Alain Gervais

      that sound so wrong lol

    • occupatio

      =P

    • Alain Gervais

      hahahahahahhha

    • occupatio

      al trying to pass to marvin. just a fail to let marvin do anything.

    • occupatio

      when marvin shoots, its not even close

    • John Lee

      With the minute distribution, I’m getting the feeling that Lin may get to close.

    • John Lee

      He’s getting ready for the Shanghai game.

    • blubell

      Jeremy the Closer.

    • cali7

      Walker can’t let prigioni start making shots

    • Alain Gervais

      lamb just cant

    • real-dsb

      Hornets cannot let the guard try to guard Redick without help on the screens!

    • occupatio

      i think al lost too much weight. he doesnt feel like himself LOL

    • cali7

      LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      its the offense. they don’t wanna slow it down.

    • real-dsb

      but he was their best 3 pt shooter last year! O_O

    • occupatio

      smh

    • occupatio

      lamb cannot even come close to keeping up with reddick. and he has height and reach advantage…

    • cali7

      Marvin williams is finally out

    • Alain Gervais

      lin in

    • pandaboy99

      lin comin a little earlier

    • cali7

      The crowd roars for Lin as he checks in

    • real-dsb

      thank for you fouling Crawford, Kemba. Now Lin can come in!

    • John Lee

      Watch D improve. Lamb was beginning to remind me of Harden…’s D.

    • Maknusia

      Roar for Jeremy Lin!!!!

    • BUZZCITY17

      THIS IS THEIR BEST LINEUP ON THE FLOOR RIGHT NOW

    • occupatio

      that clipper logo on the their uniforms is so blah. just amazing

    • TTNN

      now Lin/Kemba/Batum, that’s the starting line up it shoud be

    • GoodDayLA

      no it should be Lin Lam Batum

    • Alain Gervais

      with lin in there a lot of miss matches happens. stoping lin, kemba, baton, and al is difficult.

    • Alain Gervais

      i also notice lin don’t play with all much which is probably a good thing

    • occupatio

      i think TTNN means what the coach would feasibly do.

    • gamer

      that’s right

    • Love Lin

      Lets see how it works well.. Lookin’ 4ward 2 its chemistry..

    • LimitedEdition

      No, should be Lin/Lin/Lin/Lin/Lin

    • GoodDayLA

      coach afraid to win at all costs.

    • Maknusia

      hahaha…LOL

    • BUZZCITY17

      no Lin Kemba and Batum.. Lamb sucks

    • heart

      It could be that if Lam gains confidence and shoots like Reddick.

    • John Lee

      Lamb’s D isn’t quite there.

    • occupatio

      lamb is ok if he doesnt have to act as playmaker. but his defense is horrid.

    • John Lee

      We do want bigs to feed to.

    • Alain Gervais

      good defense

    • LimitedEdition

      It’s easy, just grow longer hair and he could spike his hair to 8ft tall.

    • Redick’s strength is moving w/o the ball to get open.

      Lin just made it hard for Redick to move freely :]

    • Alain Gervais

      i love this line up

    • real-dsb

      not a fan of the Jefferson midrange. the Clippers will give him that

    • real-dsb

      see? layup much better, Al!

    • TTNN

      this line up does look different, better defense, and nice ball movement and player movement

    • Maknusia

      yup….saw that……Lin bring alot to the team

    • Alain Gervais

      who to stop lol what a conundrum

    • Maknusia

      darn…missed it

    • occupatio

      al with the no-leap moves haha

    • real-dsb

      oh no Roberts is in

    • TTNN

      uh, changed line up again

    • blubell

      Nice pass

    • Maknusia

      nice run by lin and that pass!

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      JLin creativity.

    • wow.. Lin found Zeller under the basket, but amazing reverse layup finish by Zeller!

    • real-dsb

      wow, Zeller finishing! I like it!

    • Maknusia

      here it is …here its is…lol….nice to hear that from the commentator…

    • real-dsb

      jordan move

    • Alain Gervais

      he has played well

    • LaoBan watching!

    • occupatio

      announcer is loving lin’s ancestors now

    • John Lee

      Asik would’ve lost the ball.

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Beautiful smile from JLin.

    • pandaboy99

      lin really just needs to initiate the offense.. let roberts bring up the ball but lin call the plays lol

    • sws94

      Yes, nice reverse.

    • How did JLin’s hair still standing?
      That means he didn’t break a sweat?

      I smell an endorsement deal coming lol

    • blubell

      Good to see Jeremy’s teammates finishing… no more blown assists!

    • cali7

      What kind of contract is Roberts on? I would like to see less of him.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s the coach’s call.

    • occupatio

      good things happen when the outlet from defensive rebound goes to lin

    • blubell

      Is it even gel? Permanent gel? 😛

    • spiderman

      theyre literally catching on

    • Alain Gervais

      he is close to not making the team. but i think he will. lamb won’t start so still a lot to see

    • real-dsb

      gel would not stay. wax or pomade

    • Glue-Grease maybe :]

    • LimitedEdition

      He is basically auditioning to play for the CBA team next year

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Big Al is not in game shape and he misses so many shots that he should have made.

    • Maknusia

      Lin at the Line

    • BUZZCITY17

      LOL THE FANS roar at anything Lin does.. its hillarious

    • cali7

      Thanks. I see now why he might be playing the way he is other than that’s his game

    • pandaboy99

      good d by lin on pierce

    • Love Lin

      Cuz he just used up another jar of gel at halftime.. lol

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • occupatio

      its strange how the announcers always say ‘mainland china’ instewad of just ‘china’

    • Joe what do you know

      Politics… Just ignore that part

    • LAJane

      two part epoxy

    • John Lee

      Behave! LOL

    • I know who Zeller reminds me of… An athletic version of DMo!

    • LAJane

      😀

    • real-dsb

      zeller doing everything! taking the charge!

    • occupatio

      i like cody. guy can play. i look forward to seeing him and lin this season

    • TTNN

      he don’t have the post move though

    • Maknusia

      Nice pass again from Lin

    • blubell

      Was that no look pass?

    • real-dsb

      Lin to Zeller again!!

    • occupatio

      holy moly what a pass

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Did the announcer say JLin is undrated?

    • Alain Gervais

      yes it was

    • Alain Gervais

      he is

    • John Lee

      They said underrated.

    • ME Likey!

    • GoodDayLA

      all you had to do was youtube Zeller highlights this summer. Wait till Lin starts throwing Zeller crazy lob dunks.

    • John Lee

      This is why Roberts should stay at 2.

    • Maknusia

      they did

    • and possibly No-Look Reverse Layup by Zeller 🙂

    • blubell

      33333333

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      3333333 jlin

    • Maknusia

      3333333333 for Lin!

    • Another beauty of @JLin7 no-look pass to Zeller who finished w/ reverse layup!

    • Alain Gervais

      lin playing really really well

    • real-dsb

      Toronto game flashback? =) =)

    • BUZZCITY17

      LINSANITYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    • pandaboy99

      god that was beautfiul….

    • Alain Gervais

      lin front of mj

    • Briiick

      3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333for Lin

    • blubell

      Lin for the Win!

    • cshot

      leggooooooo

    • LimitedEdition

      IN YOUR FACE

    • sws94

      He’s having a wonderful game. Glad he made that 3-pointer.

    • @JLin7 went Super-Saiyan draining a long 3!

    • David Kim

      Lin really upgraded his shooting form. i like it….nice 3 points

    • John Lee

      That was a Toronto THREE!

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      JLin got to handle PG the last 2plays. Coach knows.

    • pandaboy99

      lin can go back to charlotte now hes done here in china

    • Tommy

      take that roberts u aint nothing

    • Alain Gervais

      mj watching all of this lol

    • LAJane

      Very nice way to slam the door on the 3rd quarter!

    • yessss…. it’s that long 3 😀

    • Love Lin

      The announcers praised Lin again 4 his crazy performance tonite.. 🙂

    • spiderman

      sensible comments by that commentator:)
      shocking to hear actually

    • Guest

      When Jeremy’s dribbling and running down the shot clock, i had no doubt that he’d drain a big 3!

    • real-dsb

      I was thinking more like 13

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Coach Clifford really let his players play their best. They won’t be afraid of making mistakes. Good coaching. Even Lamb has had his minutes to develop. Preseason is about development and I believe the purpose is achieved.

    • John Lee

      Even-keeled compliments to Lin? Someone pinch me!

    • occupatio

      man im loving this organization. just having tolerable and even enjoyable announcers is such a nice change

    • blubell

      I was thinking… the Toronto three is coming! Lin for the Win!

    • Alain Gervais

      lin not making any mistake though

    • blubell

      pinchy pinchy

    • Love Lin

      pinch pinch, not a dream, we r all watchin’ it.. 🙂

    • Maknusia

      It is kinda scary to hear….its been such a long time since we heard commentators praising Lin

    • Maknusia

      pinch again!

    • 808JLinBuzzzz

      Lots of action!!!

    • blubell

      Beautiful.

    • real-dsb

      just like the play was drawn up! LOL

    • Guest

      Wasn’t Lin who did the steal?

    • BUZZCITY17

      WOW BEAUTIFUL TEAMWORK!!!!

    • What a crazy sequence 😀 What a team play showing unselfishness!

    • Alain Gervais

      team playing team ball today

    • BUZZCITY17

      BEAUTIFUL TEAMWORK WOW!!!!!

    • Briiick

      Dramatic play by Lin !

    • Alain Gervais

      yes

    • Maknusia

      lots of lot of actions… 🙂

    • BUZZCITY17

      THIS HORNETS TEAM WILL MAKE NOISE IN THE EAST! WATCH OUT!

    • LimitedEdition

      Doc in panic mode

    • zxcvb

      Good on Roberts — enough with the selflish scrub ball. He’s playing teamball now and the lead is growing again with Lin at the helm. Great sharing on that last play!

    • cshot

      AWESOME BALL MOVEMENT! holy crap i thought i was watching the spurs

    • blubell
    • occupatio

      hey man good to see you

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Those Hornets passings really mess up the Clippers.

    • sws94

      Lin looks really decisive. That’s what’s good about how he’s playing. He’s trusting his ball handling too.

    • Man, that was a flash of Linsanity with 8-10 passes with everyone touching the ball for the easy finish!

    • Briiick

      They can beat LAC and most western teams as well.

    • real-dsb

      At Q4 11:30, very subtle, but did you notice Lin’s dribbling control in traffic? He was able to suddenly change the height and speed of his dribble. I see his offseason dribbling practice showing up.

    • TTNN

      oh, that was just beautiful!

    • blubell
    • zxcvb

      Hehe, thanks! I’ve been chilling during the summer, but it’s good to have hoops back again!

    • David Kim

      Lin +17, Roberts +18, Zeller +13, Hawes +13
      Lin makes teammates better. LOL

    • real-dsb

      who’s the announcers?

    • occupatio

      yeah i dont really post except for game threads heh

    • Love Lin

      start gettin’ used 2 it, cuz we r gonna hear it a lot fm now on..:)

    • John Lee

      Zeller must LOVE Lin!

    • guest

      boxscore says M Williams

    • blubell

      ZelLin 🙂

    • real-dsb

      arg, Hawes blowing the point blank against Pierce

    • That;s the stuff that JLin should manufacture for his Hair Gel Pomade thing 😀

    • occupatio

      it was a great feed

    • John Lee

      Hawes benefiting from Lin’s long pass, too bad he was fouled.

    • spiderman

      doc rivers taking game seriously

    • Alain Gervais

      lin guarding Crawford amazingly

    • real-dsb

      he’s putting Chris Paul in? jk!

    • LAJane

      Happy to hear this! (would love to notice it, but haven’t figured out how to watch yet, so following the play-by-play)

    • real-dsb

      Lin’s guarded every SG well

    • blubell

      You’re too obsessed with this gel Lindorsement/ lol.

    • spiderman

      miraculously healed!
      j/k

    • Love Lin

      Ohhh..no.. lins got nosebleed..:(

    • blubell

      oh no, nosebleed…

    • Alain Gervais

      that happens a lot to lin

    • real-dsb

      ouch, Lin another bloody nose from josh

    • blubell

      At least he is smiling.

    • real-dsb

      we know the drill, plug the nose with some tissues, take over the game.

    • Maknusia

      Dragon Blood…is out!

    • LAJane

      dragon likes his own blood 🙂

    • sws94

      Usually plays better after he’s cut. And he’s played really well this game.

    • MAn, Lin is still smiLin when getting patched up for the nosebleed..
      This guy is tough!

    • occupatio

      dragon blood sighting

    • real-dsb

      Lin: at least he didn’t touch my hair, then I’d be really mad!

    • Alain Gervais

      lol yep

    • LimitedEdition

      You know what will happen when the dragon blood is unleashed.

    • LAJane

      LOL! Yes!

    • Alain Gervais

      dam 91 to 78

    • Maknusia

      real tough super saiyan

    • John Lee

      Announcers cracked a joke: Lin’s nosebleed plugs can go for a large sum on eBay!

    • guest

      That “read-the-flow” Crawford is -21? hmmm

    • real-dsb

      ay, Hawes reminding too many Asik flashbacks.

    • LAJane

      oh geez. prolly true 😉

    • Maknusia

      nice move by BRoberts

    • GoodDayLA

      he’s no scrub contrary to what KHuang told you. Can really shoot

    • John Lee

      Good, move into SG now.

    • cshot

      lin with the AI crossovers on Pierce

    • Alain Gervais

      of course he can still more like a sg. I’ve notice more lin pg second haif

    • Maknusia

      so far…in the preseason…i’m happy with all the players….it will go a long way team bonding

    • LimitedEdition

      It’s over. 3-0

    • sws94

      He doesn’t like the lack of commitment from his team and he’s getting on the refs already.

    • guest

      his FT is crisp and smooth

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This Clipper team is much better than last year. The Hornets in the East is going to be formidable.

    • occupatio

      ive seen him play backup PG on some teams…always thought he was skilled. he also plays with supreme confidence.

    • GoodDayLA

      Charlotte will win again in Shanghai

    • BUZZCITY17

      This hornets team could contend for a top 4 spot in the East if they play this way all year

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hawes is getting better in game shape.

    • blubell
    • real-dsb

      but Pierce is 37 =(

    • Maknusia

      Everyone has an opinion, i dont think its fair to compare to what we are seeing now being compared to Khuang’s statement…its on different context

    • blubell

      Beautiful pass

    • Alain Gervais

      wowowowowowowow what passing

    • I really like this Lin-Zeller-Hawes triangle connection!

    • Maknusia

      he knows….whenver he sees Jeremy…goes on panic mode

    • LW

      Lin does not disappoint the fans in China!

    • Maknusia

      nice stretch move by JLamb

    • LimitedEdition

      Lol Clippers really want the win, putting the starters back.

    • real-dsb

      As soon as Lin stops guarding Crawford (switched to Prigioni), Crawford scores LOL

    • Maknusia

      do you want to bring BScott run the triangle offense?

    • guest

      Lin’s doing all the intangibles to make his teammates look really good

    • John Lee

      Ping-pong passing, Clifford can coach offense!!!

    • real-dsb

      Hawes??? He stole that move from Kaminsky

    • real-dsb

      Yup, Crawford going crazy now that Lin’s not guarding him.

    • LAJane

      so much for our “getting enough minutes” worries. J and Zeller have top time on floor.

    • pandaboy99

      clifford testing all line ups with lin

    • ah.. the humanity, noo..
      BScott only thought he has a triangle

    • John Lee

      Hornet 99 points already, Papa John’s giving free pizza? LOL

    • LW

      Coach is letting Lin play PG in the 4th while Clippers is bringing back Griffin trying to win.

    • occupatio

      crawford’s rainbow arc again ridiculously nice.

    • John Lee

      Making good of his promise to Lin.

    • Maknusia

      lol…i cant stop laughing just to thinking about it….double lol

    • Maknusia

      JLamb…getting hot

    • Alain Gervais

      lin playing great defense

    • real-dsb

      chuck hayes is still in the league?

    • Maknusia

      Griffin and DJ just left

    • Briiick

      Garbage time now.

    • TTNN

      Lamb’s defense is beyond sad

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • Maknusia

      yup…dont mind if Lin sits

    • LW

      Hornets bench didn’t let up so Clippers conceded.

    • real-dsb

      was that supposed to be an alley for Kaminsky?

    • Alain Gervais

      i think lin done after this

    • John Lee

      Jeremy playing like a 20M guard in front of MJ.

    • real-dsb

      is MJ in the luxury box or courtside?

    • sws94

      Bigs need to improve their touch around the basket. But they are expecting and catching Lin’s passes even if they aren’t finishing as well as they could.

    • Tommy

      sit Lin its scrub time now

    • David Kim

      Lin’s defense is really good. wow…

    • zxcvb

      Lin’s shot went cold after the bloody nose, but whatever.

      Great game by J-Lin, won easily with TEAMBALL.

    • MJ likes it when his words are proven true :]
      Shooting, great passing, bringing energy

    • BUZZCITY17

      He started off 5-6 but finished 1-6

    • Alain Gervais

      also scrub time lin went on cruise mode

    • LAJane

      No surprise to US

    • blubell

      Courtside. He was introduced to the crowd earlier in the game.

    • cshot

      i like jeremy playing with zeller, hawes, and lamb

    • sws94

      Happens. He’s playing well, getting his team mates looks and playing really good defense,.

    • John Lee

      Yeah, last thing he needs is another Kwame.

    • Alain Gervais

      lin done

    • GoodDayLA

      yes & NIC

    • John Lee

      No one better than MJ to debunk Houston’s nasty lies.

    • spiderman

      trying to develop teammates

    • real-dsb

      great game for Lin!

    • Lin and Zeller are tied as Hornets Top Scorer with 16pts

    • Maknusia

      great great game for Lin…

    • wow, 7 Hornets players with 10+ pts

    • LW

      Roberts really has an effective forward launching floater!

    • GoodDayLA

      problem is this rotation & minutes distribution is fake preseason.

    • Maknusia

      7 players with double digit!

    • Maknusia

      its preseason…comeon…nothing is casted now

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The next game is going to be a good game. The Clippers wouldn’t want to lose the next game and got wiped out 2-0 by the Hornets. It’s hard even for the proud Clippers to swallow.

    • Briiick

      Even someone as slick as CP3 can over do it and lose. Team ball wins.

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      After the Hornets shaking off part of their preseason rust, this is going to be a good team.

    • Alain Gervais

      I’m looking at how units play and chemistry. starters had the worst chemistry. needs to be fixed. lin, kemba,big al, and batun lineup shows promise but has ways to go. bench has great chemistry with lin leading the way of course

    • spiderman

      6 players!
      great team-play

    • blueCypher

      To be honest, I don’t think they really care if they lose both games. They are in it for the chip this year

    • John Lee

      When final scores were announced, I noticed how tastefully done the Hornets’ logo is, and how tacky and cheap looking Clippers’ looked.

    • what’s important is JLin aced his audition in front of MJ and made Coach Clifford look like a genius for trusting him. Noone knows the future but JLin is definitely making the most out of it.

      JLin is always ready for the big moment under the spotlight. I think MJ can appreciate this rare quality.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Tyler is going to play next game. The Hornets has depth in the 4 and 5 but very weak at 2.

    • guest

      I hope he wouldn’t hurt his stats too much while doing that in the regular season.

    • John Lee

      Actually, seven.

    • spiderman

      even better

    • Michael

      Performance enhancer?

    • LAJane

      chip or not, nobody likes to lose 🙂

    • Alain Gervais

      marvin may not start. also lamb “won’t ” start

    • guest

      Chris Paul will play and win the Shanghai game, you know him being him. jmo

    • JLin’s team game is definitely contagious.

      Crawford 1-man game was unstoppable but didn’t last long.
      But Lin’s game was contagious that his teammates managed to keep moving the ball to extend the lead w/o him scoring much. Great to see indeed 🙂

    • spiderman

      obviously would like to see more of him with lin

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s just because Jeremy Lamb is out of sync. IT will take a few game and I believe coach Clifford will give Lamb a few more games to get used to it.

    • Alain Gervais

      starting unit of all units looked the worst

    • GoodDayLA

      he will play probably. Hornets will still win

    • Michael

      At least the team is Gel-Lin

    • Alain Gervais

      lin, kemba, batum, and big al unit showed the most promise

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Overall very good game for Hornets – entire team plays really well together. Getting better every game.

      Looking forward to the next game in Shanghai..

    • Briiick

      Being a top scorer and a win, it looked so easy against LAC!

    • blubell

      They were ZelLin tonight 😛

    • Alain Gervais

      lin had few layups but it didn’t matter still got in the paint created shots

    • blubell

      Especially Jeremy 🙂

    • blubell
    • BUZZCITY17

      If the preseason is any indication of how Lin is going to play in the regular season.. watch out world.. we are witnessing Linsanity 2.0 in the making

    • guest

      I hope Hornets GM and HC trust and play Lin to win games and advance to the ECF.
      No politics, no lies, just pure basketball cause.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      and a bleeding nose to go with the win….that’s Linsanity..

    • GoodDayLA

      We’ve seen it before when Lin dominated in Taiwan and nobody cared. Let’s wait and see how Lin and Kemba blend to finish together.

    • John Lee

      You must’ve slept REALLY well, Jeremy did great! 🙂

    • blubell
    • Jedi

      I was rooting for Jeremy to get another assist, but that Zellers and Hawes ping pong basket made me laugh in delight.
      Looking forward to seeing more of that this season!

    • guest

      ok, swing’s right, i’ll take it, hahaha if you’re

    • @JLin7 #7 finished the game with 7 Hornets players in double-digits!

    • John Lee

      Highlights of the game:
      1) Toronto THREE
      2) Ping Pong Pass

    • Alain Gervais

      starters 10 assist to 8 tov bench 12 assist to 6

    • zxcvb

      He needs to be starting PG (and lead playmaker) for that to happen. And it would happen if given the chance.

      But for now, he can be the super 6th man.

    • joyce ward

      Exactly, these are athletes who are very competitive and they hat losing

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      You mean 3?

    • zxcvb

      Will Kemba and Lin start the next game together? Would be worth trying. Clifford says he likes Lamb off the bench, and Lin played well at SG (though annoying for us to watch).

    • LAJane

      And it looks like coach Clifford is actively keeping selfish ball on a short leash.

    • guest

      #7!

    • John Lee

      Suffice to say that he’s the “anti-BS”. LOL

    • LAJane

      It wasn’t that nobody cared. Quite the opposite. They cared enough to squash it.

    • John Lee

      Actually, seven.

    • TTNN

      that Kemba/Lin/Batum/Zellar/Ai line up really looked good both offensive and defensively. Very nice moves too. Too bad, that was too short play time.

    • Great reception but why is that cheerleader walking MJ like a grandpa? lol

    • real-dsb

      no, I think Lin had this planned all along, but he was not spiking it during practice to give his hair a grand entrance

    • John Lee

      Always good to see Kobe take a backseat to Jeremy!

    • blubell
    • guest

      to prevent detail scouting reports for the opponents,maybe. also it’s proven lineup so coach clifford tries other lineups

    • blubell

      Yes where he belongs. Muhahaha.

    • BUZZCITY17

      ANYONE have a highlights video yet?

    • Jedi

      The most dumb thing is why is the #2 guy even trending….

    • It would be worth experimenting that lineup from the beginning to set the tone.
      Interesting to note that Tyler Hansbrough didn’t play today. I wonder why

    • spiderman

      lol

    • GoodDayLA

      ok you’re right

    • BUZZCITY17

      dont worry that lineup will be put into use during regular season

    • blubell
    • John Lee

      Secret weapon tucked away from scouts?

    • blubell
    • BUZZCITY17

      Some nights it going to be Tyler not playing.. some nights its going to be Kaminsky not playing

    • David Kim

      Yes i think thats best line up.

    • Alain Gervais

      lin locked Crawford down 4-12 12 points

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • real-dsb

      Debate the opinion, not the person.

    • LAJane

      LOL. Dude…it’s the middle of the night now. Yeah, well, I’m greedy too 🙂

    • IsabeliJane*17

      What I love about this 2 man play is the MOVEMENT. Hawes is not some big pole who is planted and rooted in the corner.

    • BUZZCITY17

      Lol Austin Rivers signed a bigger contract than Lin this offseason.. ridiculous..

    • John Lee

      Hahaha, the Hornets are THAT deep!

    • Alain Gervais

      most ball playing have major lag and back issues after playing.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Clippers set many mean screens that Hornets could learn from.

    • Briiick

      Lin has guarded Dirk before.

    • LAJane

      lol

    • guest

      With Lin playing PG, any team can go deep into the playoffs.

    • wu kong

      at the end had two bigs screening for Crawford.

    • real-dsb

      prophetic. Josh Smith almost took Lin out of the game!

    • Only 1 complaint for this Shenzhen game ..
      it’s going to be difficult to sleep guessing if the highlight will come out soon or not LOL

    • Alain Gervais

      lol hated that

    • heart

      yep, I saw Reddick & Crawford & Griffin got lots of screens.

    • guest

      you mean that dude who advised Lin to read the game flow not just about shooting?

    • LAJane

      Hahahahahaha

    • TTNN

      yeah, lots of them are moving.

    • John Lee

      So did many others whose name I don’t even recall. With MJ’s blessings this year’s gonna be a turning point for Lin, away from the Rox/Lakers travesty.

    • Alain Gervais

      i have tp sleep . lol but want some after game interviews

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Don’t need to be so doom and gloom. Celebrate the win and JLin is doing well. Enjoy the win:-)

    • TTNN

      He had a powerful dad

    • John Lee

      Touché!!!

    • Briiick

      Indeed, very good chemistry.

    • Michael

      They can’t perform too bad, Clippers players also have their brand.

    • blubell
    • real-dsb

      OKC

    • John Lee

      Ha”s”.

    • Ben Johnson

      Clifford just indicated that they are gonna run more plays for Jeremy to get his shots off screens

    • blubell

      lol.

    • John Lee

      Clifford watched lots of Lin tapes, but coaching and watching from courtside is very different. I bet he’s even more impressed now as Lin performed well under pressure (large “home” crowd and boss MJ present).

    • Alain Gervais

      winning decision

    • Michael

      I must say Ze Lin pass was very nice.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Me wants some highlights… because I’m one foot in into getting myself an NBA league pass just to watch these JLin as a Hornet games.

    • me too :] oh well, I’ll just check in the morning then

    • Alain Gervais

      just a few more minutes

    • John Lee

      Get in line. LOL

    • GoodDayLA

      The NBA TV announcers got 1 thing wrong today. Despite their effusive praise, they said Lin couldn’t sustain Linsanity level of play. They are just wrong about that.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Am watching game via free internet. Can watch archive one pretty quickly from China one.

    • JJ Hui

      It was fun to watch a game without dirty politics!

    • spiderman

      teammates are overwhelmed right now by Lin’s creativity

    • Ben Johnson

      yup…Jeremy is way better now than during Linsanity

    • Michael

      Moved to see so many people up at this hour watching this game (´▽`). Most people would be asleep.

    • Grade: A++

    • LAJane

      now and then 🙂

    • John Lee

      I’m willing to let that slide. They said plenty of positive things and are leaps and bounds above Clyde and Stu.

    • Alain Gervais

      i think he can but it will be different more controlled. so maybe it won’t be insanity but a mature veteran version like he is playing at the moment

    • John Lee

      Actually, “most” people are in China and far from sleeping. 🙂

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Welcome to the other half of the world:-)

    • BallStreams is much better, trust me. Too many blackout dates for LP

    • Alain Gervais

      4 pm right??

    • real-dsb

      It wasn’t Lin’s first NBA game in China?

    • John Lee

      I thought they don’t take new accounts anymore?

    • occupatio

      its 4AM here. and u crazies are also up!

    • orLinaryjoe

      Yes, boooo!

    • I bet he’s impressed w/ JLin’s instinct to make broken plays into such beautiful passing game

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Can I have the HD game downloaded and do some highlight reels like Blaiyan does?

    • BUZZCITY17

      who sleeps these days anyways 😛

    • Michael

      Why is 10 a forehead?? ( ̄ー ̄)

    • I know how u feel now :]

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL it’s 6pm here in Brissie:-)

    • pandaboy99

      Compare that to Byron scotts. “We need less pick and roll..”. oh man Charlotte is like heaven compared to that dumpster fire of a team

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I’d like to do some highlight reels for my viewing pleasure.. can I download the HD game from those free sites?

    • blubell

      No blackout dates for international LP.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      most of East Asia is about 4pm now…so not going to sleep anytime soon…

    • Ben Johnson

      10 is Kemba! 😀

    • hm, not too sure about it. No easy option for sure

    • IsabeliJane*17

      How long is the queue now? hahaha

    • LAJane

      Woot woot! Best bedtime story I’ve had in a long time…sleep happy tonight!

    • Linja

      CAN’T MISS .

    • BUZZCITY17

      Coach Cliff is in love with Linsanity.. Mike D’antoni 2.0

    • JJ Hui

      My time is 3:10am now! Lol!

    • I tip off my hat to you, man :]

    • Whitman Lam

      Because now the Kobe hype is all about …. Will he finally retire ?

    • wu kong

      you can get around blackouts by changing your IP address… to out of market for that game.

    • blubell

      and is there a fast pass line?

    • JJ Hui

      How about me? My time is 3:00am!

    • real-dsb

      I found a good stream today http://www.streamandme.me/
      Try that next time

    • clkor7

      Don’t think they meant any harm. They were most likely refering to the Linsane numbers he was putting up back then. They had heaps of praises today while mentioning of bad situations he was in with previous teams plus they project he’s gonna have a great year!

    • Briiick

      Good news, though it’s late for 3 seasons.

    • LAJane

      erm…old people? Actually, I’ve always needed my 8 hours 🙂 But I’m sure some on-fire devotee is gonna have those highlights done in about another 15 minutes. A Taiwan Lin Garden fanatic?

    • joyce ward

      I think dantoni told him to let lin play his game and he will win games for you.LOL

    • BUZZCITY17

      send us the full interview please

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      No idea. I’ve watched the first couple archive games a little as I missed some of the good quarters of JLin.

    • Alain Gervais

      clippers put deandre and griffin to make sure it wasn’t too much of a blow out

    • Good to have MDA & Silas close to Coach Clifford’s ears.
      MJ’s comment can only help :] Good times indeed after 3 tough years for us & JLin!

    • blubell

      Very impressive play by the hair tonight 😛
      https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/653103874207682561

    • John Lee

      My dirty socks bin is like heaven compared to BS-land.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      I doubt there is one. 🙂

    • LAJane

      sincerely hope so! Recognize the cornucopia of opportunity!

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      For a change this is one of the best announcers that I’ve heard in the past two seasons that I’ve watched. No dissing of JLin at least and giving him credit as he deserves.

    • spiderman

      great nickname

    • real-dsb

      Lin was deceptive once again. He made us think he was going bowl cut/mop top, then went into super saiyan mode for game time!

    • I’m joining you sleep-watching soon :]

    • wu kong
    • LAJane

      LOL LOL

    • blubell

      He actually said he’ll be sporting the headband for the season at media day but i guess headband no longer needed.

    • Ben Johnson

      Jeremy is probably gonna be on soon

      http://www.nba.com/live1/

    • Ben Johnson

      Jeremy is on live

    • Best line from announcer for JLin hair: “All kids in China will want to get the Jeremy Lin Hairstyle soon!” lol

    • LAJane

      Inshallah. From your lips to God’s ears, as they say.

    • BUZZCITY17

      D’antoni live on NBATV

    • wu kong

      after game interview pic

    • real-dsb

      we’re not as IT savvy as you =)

    • Singapore BB Fan

      Quite amazing the “spiky” hair stays up throughout the game…not sure if he re-gel during the break…

    • blubell
    • blubell

      Not a big fan of the translator…

    • guest

      There’s this espn 5thirtyeight predicts that Jeremy’s production will gradually deteriorate..smh

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Yay Jeremy on NBALive interview!

    • JJ Hui

      I am so awake now n probably stsy till morning then go to bed, 3:17 am now!

    • John Lee

      Good thing Jeremy has switched to Mandarin, cuts down on translation time.

    • blubell

      They’re asking him about his hair. lol.

    • GUEST

      YAY

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Two additions to Clippers are going to help them to defeat the Rockets this coming season.
      Pablo Prigioni and Josh Smith.

    • blubell
    • joyce ward

      Hornets almost looking they are already playing at mid-season form. Once they gel they are gonna be something fierce in The Eastern Conference. They have some really good passers.Lin looked great, the whole team played well. Lin is playing solid defense

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Good to know. No complaints for y’ll. You only have to suffer for 2 games. Unlike us, we are suffering for the whole season esp now back to East. It’s even harder to watch the games for me now:-( Why it happens when JLin is going to have a good beyond Linsanity year!!!!!

    • John Lee

      Not to mention that they took away Josh Smith…FROM the Rox! LOL

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Tell me about it. How many restless night I had to suffer since JLin has signed with Hornets.

    • Keith

      So far, @JLin7 1st place in NBA Pulse. #BuzzCity @hornets @HornetsPR #HornetsChina pic.twitter.com/BbD5bmUj7x— Librafree (@Librafree) October 11, 2015

    • John Lee

      If Jeremy gets ballhandling duty whenever he’s on court, Hornets will get between 4th and 6th seed in EC.

    • Jedi

      The HAIR? As opposed to the beard?
      Wow, this rivalry can become interesting!

    • Briiick

      JSmith didn’t get a raise for outshining Haren in the playoff, LOL.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Both were from the Rockets last season.

    • Spot

      Jeremy is really a star player if given permission. He just needs a team who really trust in him and ball in hands to create.

      I didn’t like Hornets when Jeremy wasn’t on floor.

      Kemba is good, good in shooting, good defence but he’s too slow and he’s not creative enough;

      Al wasn’t good at all.

      Clifford. He’s not good. Maybe defensively he could be a good coach but offensively relies too much on players. Several times ball gets sticky and everyone is waiting the ball without moving.

      If Clifford thinks to rely the team on Kemba and Al will fail. Charlotte need ball in Jeremy’s hands. If they don’t they will fail.

      I would’ve preferred some losing games to see if they bounce back. Problem is if they start to lose on games that matter.

      To me this could be a perfect team for D’Antoni.

    • John Lee

      This interpreter, while not great, is already a lot better than the one at the presser.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They got rid of him not sure is because of that.

    • Briiick

      I am pretty sure.

    • real-dsb

      yes, there are places you can download game videos. but they may be delayed, and others will have posted highlights by then.

    • blubell

      I thought he’s the same one?

    • BUZZCITY17

      Eryn Gradwell Wants a PIECE OF JEREMY.. hahaha she wants some Linsanity!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I don’t agree on your comments about Kemba Walker. Lin and Walker played well together. Walker has had a very good game too.

    • blueCypher

      what happened ?

    • blubell
    • BUZZCITY17

      she was checkin our boy out

    • Michael

      VIP coming thru, VIP coming thru….

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Rox is going to regret that! I’m sure. Losing these 2 veterans would be absolutely viral for their postseason games.

    • blueCypher

      when , where ? link ?

    • blubell

      Very Insane Person?

    • guest

      link, pic or vid

    • Michael

      Can you give me yours so I can Ping it….just kidding. ( ̄ー ̄)

    • John Lee

      Blake and Jeremy go back to ASG 2012.

    • Spot

      I watched second half and I didn’t like him.

      But, probably, is Clifford’s playbook who’s not good offensively.

      I too think Jeremy and Kemba can play really good together.

    • BUZZCITY17

      go watch the postgame

    • real-dsb

      I don’t think most of those were against Lin. I only remember one shot by Crawford on Lin near the end of the 4th quarter.

      Lin guarded 3 players: Stephenson, Crawford, Redick.

    • joyce ward

      I think Clifford wants to start lin at SG. He knows that lin could help kemba’s game. It;s the 1-2 punch like the splash brothers.

    • guest

      oh this same girl who intereviewed Lin when he’s on the LAL.

    • LAJane

      Again?! Well, he’ll be ‘splanin’ that a zillion times.

      Funnily enough, it’s growing on me. Maybe it’s not actually the hair…it’s just Jeremy. He looks like a whole other level of confidence and complete comfort in his own skin, and that’s very attractive.

    • JJ Hui

      Jeremy is on live NBA

    • blubell

      How can he forget the alley oop. UnBlakeable 😛

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Ah memories..

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Yeah Lin and the the big men in the Hornets are going to gel pretty soon too. Those Alley Oop dunks would happen often.

    • blueCypher

      I think he’s the same one bro

    • Michael

      You see thru everything.

    • joyce ward

      I am not knocking clifford. I actually think he wants to put lin in starting lineup as a SG

    • Maknusia

      you too! lol….we are crazy lin fan for sure

    • blubell
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Hornets has more depth at PG than SG.

    • LAJane

      LOL

    • real-dsb

      Lin needs to feature Blake in another youtube video. Blake is a funny guy too.

    • joyce ward

      Charlotte Hornets have some really talented players.

    • joyce ward

      Yep, that’s why they want lin at SG

    • Maknusia

      And dont forget the 3s…they wont win playoffs!..sigh

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Well if you scrutinize it, Jeremy is at the depth of both guards.He’s the swingman guard.

    • blueCypher

      I really think Lin + Kaminsky combo is nice.

    • Maknusia

      go go go…go to bed now…when you wake up, hopefully there will be one

    • John Lee

      Tony Parker sounds so sincere, with that smile on his face.

    • LAJane

      I feel bad for you East coasters. Pacific time makes this very doable.

    • blueCypher

      Anyone got the video for this interview ??

    • blubell

    • real-dsb

      thanks! I actually hadn’t seen that video before!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      TP sees himself in Jeremy #GameRecognizesGame

    • John Lee

      I like both Zeller and Kaminsky, hopefully Hansbrough meshes well too.

    • ra

      well it’s almost daylight now. it’s definitely worth staying up.

    • Ben Johnson

      Stupid Rockets and Lakers killed what should have been a very good 3 years, bah

    • Michael

      You have no idea.

    • joyce ward

      I agree,plus he added the earrings.LOL

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      They need more depth than Lin at SG. Lin might have to play too many minutes.

    • Maknusia

      Hornets vs. Clippers – NBA Global Games (Shenzhen, China) Full Highlights

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Well good spot for staying up thru the night to watch this game:-)

    • blubell

      Yeah, I saw this but waiting for a better version 🙂

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      WOW so quick! Thanks brother!

    • IsabeliJane*17

      There’s another video of “The Jeremy Lin and Brake Griffin ASG 2012 Show” wherein Blake goes,”What is your third thought when you were told you will play this game?”. Seems like it was taken down from YouTube.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The Hornets have depth almost in all positions except at SF and SG.

    • Maknusia

      many here been haunting for one….had no choice…need to fulfill the hunger 🙂

    • blubell

      fastfood vs. full course meal? lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      How come it’s B & W???

    • Maknusia

      really?!!! you no JLin fan!

    • John Lee

      Waiting for Christine’s. BTW, just found out that Dawk Ins got canned by Youtube due to copyright infringement.

    • I tip my 2nd hat to you too lol

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      JLin: Thanks to all Shenzhen fans who support us. Glad to see my #1 fan today!
      https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/653129102761717760

    • blubell

      I think it has been a while but there are other channels that are similar to DawkIns or he created a new channel.

    • blubell

      Awwe. Proud mama.

    • steven ko

      you mean she wants Jeremy Linside her?

    • John Lee

      Without his parents’ unreserved support (VERY uncharacteristic of Asian parents towards professional sports), Linsanity would’ve never been. Cheers for Mama Lin!!!

    • guest

      mama *.*

    • Singapore BB Fan

      to avoid copyright issues, I guess….

    • guest

      wonder what’s Jeremy wearing with the chain? the pendant that i gave you? #joke *.*

    • steven ko

      It seems that Brian Roberts has a really nice stroke but he doesn’t create very well. It would make much better use of his catch and shoot skills if Jeremy runs the point and he plays off of Lin. Am I wrong on this?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      OK.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Nothing wrong as long as Jeremy runs the 1.. that’s guaranteed 🙂

    • Michael

      Ah makes sense. Smart.

    • blubell

      She is definitely the unsung hero!

    • blueCypher

      I really think the coaching staff just wants to see how Lin plays as the 2. That is why Roberts is running the point for the time being. I think they believe themselves that Lin is better at 1

    • GoodDayLA

      I think he actually wants to start Lin at PG but knows he might get fired for trying to win.

    • blubell

      What’s going on with Blake’s eyes? lol.
      https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/653093282386280448

    • blubell
    • Michael

      Jetlag. Lin is actually holding him up.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL He enjoyed an itch scratch from JLin:-)

    • blubell

      How nice of Jeremy lol

    • real-dsb

      you are 100% right

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Blake needs some time to get used to the weather in Asia? 🙂

    • blubell

      This is my favorite moment of this game. Jeremy hitting the mid J and teammates, esp. Kemba, cheering and being happy for him.
      https://twitter.com/NBA/status/653091180201144320

    • Singapore BB Fan

      applying Chinese kung-fu pressure points…you can actually immobilize your opponent…

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Is that Batum standing on time of Jeremy jumping?

    • joyce ward

      ANDREW FUNG ‏@andrewjfung 2h2 hours ago
      HORNETS HAIRCUT REPORT: Lin has a huge, AZN mohawk, Hawes has a manbun. Cody Zeller with the floppy,receding hairline cut.

    • blubell

      So deadly. lol.

    • blubell
    • Michael

      Zeller could learn a lot about receding hairlines from Lebron.

    • Michael

      NBA new rule, no martial arts allowed on court.

    • blubell

      Wear a headband.

    • joyce ward

      Yeah Lebron give him a coupon for Hair Club for Men,LOL

    • Singapore BB Fan

      No kidding….I copied this from manga-wiki….Pressure Point Attack (圧力点攻撃) is a technique which, by touching or hitting weakly certain pressure points on an opponent’s body, can incite effects such as paralysis or knock the opponent out. Enough prolonged pressure on the pressure points can also kill the opponent.

    • blubell

      You know what else is deadly? Jeremy’s spiky hair lol.
      https://twitter.com/nickdenning/status/653084587468451840

    • blubell
    • blubell

      Rules are meant to be bent and broken.

    • blubell
    • IsabeliJane*17

      For what? 3 point shoot out? H-O-R-S-E?

    • blubell

      To back up Jeremy at PG because he will be the starting PG in the All-Star, duh. LOL.

    • Michael

      Is that what they are teaching in schools nowadays?

    • good aggressive move showing off his strength to nudge off defender who was trying to crowd jlin

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • Michael

      Did Clifford release some gas? Looks like Lin smells something fishy.

    • blubell

      Yes, at the school of hard knocks.

    • KL

      I really enjoyed watching a live game on a Sunday afternoon for once. : )

      Anyway I am really happy with all 3 games so far. I don’t see Big Al or Batum whining about not getting enough of the ball. Jeremy seems unstoppable. Getting consistent minutes and into rhythm. And the team seems to be playing well of him. Once they learn to expect his passes he should easily get at least 6 high quality assists a game.

    • blubell

      I think this is when he got the bloody nose.

    • Michael

      You win,

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yep That’s very true. The only turnover he had was the miscommunication between the two players under the basket. The person didn’t anticipate the pass from him.

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • blubell
    • blubell

      Doc must have said something funny to Jeremy.

    • blubell

    • LW

      The only reason Clifford plays Roberts at 1 and Lin at 2 is because Roberts is too small to play 2. Lin is always at his best when he gets to initiate the offense. If Clifford can see this, he should let Lin play 2 on defense and 1 on offense and Roberts can bring the ball up-court.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

    • clkor7

      She’s pretty hot but I think she has a boyfriend not that that really matters lol but our boy is too religious to hit that.

    • KL

      They are definitely playing teamball. So many guys in double figures. They actually made it look easy to beat the Heat and the Clippers.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Yes indeed. Really like the team. Only in the first half, Roberts ball was a little bit sticky but it was corrected pretty fast. That was great! It’s so different from what I’ve watched in the last two seasons. Teamball is definitely more fun to watch than isos.

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL You are still up???? Too pumped to sleep?

    • JLin Fan from Australia

    • JLin Fan from Australia

    • John Lee

      Actually, it’s called 點穴.

    • Acbc

      Don’t insult your dirty socks unless they’ve been kicking BS cow pies. Lol

    • John Lee

      Dawkins comes through! Wish he had included that spectacular ping pong pass sequence under the basket that Lin initiated, though it wasn’t an assist.

    • John Lee

      I think you’re right, just found FreeDawkins. 🙂

    • John Lee

      I remember him saying as much, that Jeremy reminds him of his early days.

    • John Lee

      Yeah, teasing him with cookies.

    • John Lee

      I was listening while reading comments here, there was another guy whose English is better. Maybe offscreen.

    • John Lee

      Imagine what Jeremy and Harden could’ve accomplished if it wasn’t for stupid Morey and McHale.

    • John Lee

      There was another guy offscreen with a more Americanized accent.

    • John Lee

      And joined the rank of Patrick “James we gotta share the ball” Patterson.

    • John Lee

      God’s willing. 🙂

      Heard that A LOT when I was in Egypt.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • John Lee

      Ever heard of the Great Wall? End of the queue is around that corner. LOL

    • John Lee

      Comedic effect?

    • blubell

      I’m pretty sure Christine will 🙂

    • John Lee

      The elusive dragon blood, restores health to full bar. LOL

    • blubell

      I was about to but wanted to check in last time 🙂 I guess I’m going to the afternoon church service. lol.

    • John Lee

      That’s right! Poor Prigioni getting kicked around, and he ain’t even Asian!

    • blubell

      Thanks. Featured 😉

    • John Lee

      It’s team play like this, reminiscent of the 80’s 3 on 2, that I really enjoy watching.

      Here’s the clip, courtesy of JLinNation, from a different angle.
      https://youtu.be/5_B7hC9T5xI

    • blubell
    • JLin Fan from Australia

      LOL Ok. Am going to bed early tonight as I’m going to have a long day tomorrow:-) Will probably stay for another 2 hours and off to bed:-)

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Ah typical of some men to protect their hair…

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Based on highlights below, the plays I like are:

      1. That JLin-Hawes 2-man game at 0:40.
      2. That bounce pass at 2:08 and backdoor pass at 2:18 to Zeller.

      Since the J-Ed has been disbanded, I’ll look forward to the J-Zeller this season.

    • IsabeliJane*17

      Based on highlight, the plays I like are:

      1. That JLin-Hawes 2-man game at 0:40.
      2. That bounce pass at 2:08 and backdoor pass at 2:18 to Zeller.

      Since the J-Ed has been disbanded, I’ll look forward to the J-Zeller this season.

    • JJ Hui

      Jlin n Walker played in NY Knicks during Linsanity time!

    • John Lee

      The preseason trend continues: Jeremy gets tops minutes of the team, three games in a row.

    • grover chang

      Not LED anymore, now ZELLIN? We need to figure a name for those two.

    • grover chang

      Blake should just come to the Hornets and play with Lin. Be nice to play with a laid back pg ;-).

    • grover chang

      I’m not sure if it is so much Clifford as it is his roster. He recognized they had a shortage of playmakers so he wanted Lin and Batum (last year of contract). He convinced Lin he knew what Lin could do on the court in the proper environment. I think he understands the offense just no one to execute it as good as Lin. MDA is an offensive genius but he was losing badly in New York before Lin. Didn’t have the right players for the offense. Maybe they played slow last year because he just fitted the offense to his roster.

    • grover chang

      gotta give some props to old Kobe. Not even playing well, sometimes not even playing and always in the top 3 of NBA pulse. Kobe will go down as one of the greats. For his own psych I do hope he stays healthy and has a good final season. Could’ve been special if he had let Lin control the offense.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Is there anyone who is still badmouthing Kemba Walker? You are not welcome here.
      Kemba is a great teammate. I’m happy for Jeremy.

    • grover chang

      I think Clifford needs to work something where Lin gets Al Jefferson some easy baskets from time to time. This new offense doesn’t suit his skill set. Important to have Lin get Al the ball in some QUICK post ups near the basket so Al Jefferson stays engaged with the team. He seems like a good guy too.

    • grover chang

      Like sabonis, should’ve come over in their prime.

    • grover chang

      nice gig

    • grover chang

      Universal consensus agrees with you. The media was rough on clippers when they unveiled the new logo. Billionaires can’t be perfect at everything.

    • grover chang

      I actually like roberts as a shooter. another poster had a great idea. roberts plays 1 and Lin as 2 on defense but switch roles on offense: Lin as 1 and Roberts as 2.

    • guest

      If Clifford is serious about running more plays for Jeremy to get his shots off screens, we will be seeing Jeremy FG% level Curry’s and the Hornets are legit championship contenders.

    • John Lee

      Now we know why Windows Phone and Windows 8’s Modern UI tiles were so godawful ugly: Ballmer’s sense of aesthetics, or the lack thereof.

    • CJSHYY

      Really thanks Lin’s Garden. LOL!

    • grover chang

      I suspect a lot of teams are going to experience that. Demoralizing when the Asian led 2nd Unit is killing your team.

    • Phillycheese

      No, that was Henry Walker not Kemba.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I like this video better though you have to watch the NBA League Pass advertisement first.
      http://www.nba.com/hornets/video

    • webattorney

      It would really help Hornets if the coach told them to pass to Lin after the rebound on fast breaks. That’s where he is most dangerous because he can fire a pass down court, go all the way himself or drive and dish for EASY shots.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The play was defended by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordon. They just couldn’t defend this kind of passing.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Never have seen someone with so much fun nose bleeding.

    • guest

      Was the crowd’s roar for MJ louder than for Jeremy?
      I thought I heard the crowd just roared everytime the Hornets’ player scored. Can’t really tell if Jeremy received the loudest applause…

    • Alain Gervais

      yep

    • guest

      Understandbly. MJ is GOAT.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Prigioni has been so underrated and Josh Smith played so incredibly well for the Rockets
      Rockets giving up these two to the Clippers, will be their biggest mistake this coming season.

    • Curious

      Or you can just get an adblock and only watch the videos that you want.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      LOL ditto We all love it.

    • CJSHYY

      True. But w/o Lin, the media will be all about Clippers not Hornets.

    • grover chang

      LOL, I think if Clifford really wanted to be honest he would just tell the team:
      1) Always pass the ball to Lin.
      2) Wait for him to pass the ball back to you
      3) If open shoot the ball, If covered go back to step 1.

    • guest

      Indeed. Hornets are really lucky to have signed Jeremy at such a cheap contract.

    • guest

      Veterans like Spencer Hawes are smart to recognize the Lincredible impact if they gel with Jeremy on and off court.

    • sport

      For those who missed the game can rewatch it here. http://nbahd.com/

    • Alain Gervais

      never beed to be 2nd to mj lol

    • guest

      just checked wikipedia and found out that Hawes is same age as Jeremy…lol

    • Acbc

      In all team dynamics with liked mind athletes who wants to win a title, leadership is won on the floor and not by coaches or dictates. Clifford doesn’t need to tell people to do these things. A true team leader leads by example of talent, skill and selflessness. Lin can make it happen on his own if the team from the top down wants to win as a team. The real problem is that Lin has been on teams with egos that want to win only for their own glory. Melo, Harden and Kobe don’t care about team wins only that they are the fake leaders.

    • sport

      Is this like JLin’s mohawk?

    • Brent Yen

      Lin kept passing, and the team started to pass after the 2nd timeout….I guess they know….lol

    • Alain Gervais

      Jeremy -11 Jeremy +23 which Jeremy is which????

    • guest

      Even somebody like me who only started watching NBA understand after Linsanity understand the recipe of winning basketball — pass the ball and play teamball.
      GSW didn’t win the championship by pure luck, right Master Yen?

    • guest

      POC
      Lamb -11; Lin +23

    • CJSHYY

      Lamb couldn’t guard JJ. If Lin really becomes starting SG, can Lin guard JJ? Lin is not tall enough?

    • Alain Gervais

      a 30 point difference on the same team

    • Alain Gervais

      jj is 6’4…. lin 6’3

    • Brent Yen

      Well….you have 80’s and 90’s hero ball dominating ppl’s mind……LOL

    • guest

      Jeremy has defense on most SGs…Harden has the victim of Jeremy’s elite defense hahaha

    • Brent Yen

      Lin was guarding JJ for the past few seasons…I do not think Lin had troubles guarding him at all

    • Acbc

      Lin is also so lucky to finally find a team of players that wants to win as a team instead of having fake anointed super stars like Melo, Harden and Kobe.

      Lin got paid a “ridiculous” and it was money full of thorns. He declared before free agency that he wanted something different. He went for substance instead of money. Was it luck, not IMO.

      I keep reminding people that the max contract means nothing to Lin. He wants to win because that’s far more important than fame or power or even money. The real truth is that by winning, he’ll command so much encirclement money that it will make a max contract seem like chump change. 20mil is nothing compared to 100mil in endorsements.

      Andre Agassi signed with Adidas/ Head rackets because they gave his foundation money for his charter schools. Once Lin wins big, he can then can command money for all his charity’s.

    • CJSHYY

      But SG normally is taller than Lin & it’s even more hard to guard. That’s why Lamb got lots of blame for not be able to guard JJ. Not sure if Lin moves to starting SG then…..?!

    • Brent Yen

      Lamb’s failure was not about height…it is about effort and IQ

    • guest

      those are BS..hahaha

    • Alain Gervais

      lins defensive technique was on point today. i think for his foot speed against pg its a bit slow but against sg its pretty quick

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! So you think Lin will be OK to guard most of the starting SG? What do you think why coach wanted Lin to be SG in 1st half?

    • CJSHYY

      Good. Somehow I got the feeling that coach wants Lin to be SG….?

    • Brent Yen

      I think that is the only vacant minutes that Lin can take so far….given the roaster…

    • grover chang

      idk, clippers set a lot of screens. I recall JJ and Paul getting open shots away from Lin with all the screens clippers use.

    • Alain Gervais

      idk if it want but the wanted to see if he could do it and he has shown he can

    • Brent Yen

      Well….that will happen to most wing defenders anyway….it is all relatively speaking

    • gamer

      to roast peanuts or chicken? =P

    • Brent Yen

      They were actually playing faster than 2000’s…..but I guess the medias back then was more focused on a few stars…unlike now. So…some kind of confirmation bias was formed.

    • grover chang

      Another byproduct of winning is that Lin will have more opportunity to share his relationship with God to others. As a Christian this is important to him.

    • Brent Yen

      man…this is a serious dilemma…..

    • gamer

      easy, just roast both…;P

    • Brent Yen

      At least ppl will stop saying his religious way is a sign of weak nonsense.

    • Brent Yen

      LOL….noted…will do…I just roasted some peanuts, no kidding..

    • gamer

      enjoy…

    • sws94

      Doesn’t have to be either or. But the ball should run through Lin a little more. Lin could also initiate the offense more. Alternate between Roberts or Lin bringing it up. It gives the opponents defense different looks and wouldn’t disrupt their flow much.

    • guest

      Although Jeremy has led the Hornets to win 3 preseason games, I’m still starving for the real game…just can’t wait for the regualr to start but it will be a >3week wait…:((

    • KHuang

      Lamb chop vs Asian Linvasion

    • Brent Yen

      That is for making beverages….still thanks 😛

    • KHuang

      Lamb “too short” to guard Lin…

      …that’s for all the folks that keep insisting that Lin is too short” to stop the NBA shooting guards that Lin’s been stopping for the last 3 seasons

    • Brent Yen

      LOL yeah

    • KHuang

      Zeller playing better with Lin than Davis ever did.

      The same goes for any of Charlotte’s big men, just like I predicted this summer.

      There are a lot of big men better than Ed Davis.

    • KHuang

      Regular season will look BETTER than the team does right now.

    • guest
    • guest

      I like Ed Davis but he doesn’t look big to me though

    • grover chang

      i thought you were high on Lamb.

    • Brent Yen

      Lamb chop sounds positive/delicious to me…LOL

    • grover chang

      uh, Brent U have breakfast yet? Most of your comments are related to food. LOL

    • Brent Yen

      11:37 pm here…LOL to early for that

    • your son’s voltaire

      how bout Linguine?

    • John Lee

      Lin was borderline competent guarding an aging Dirk, just saying.

    • Arsenium12 .

      A longer series of highlights (5 min 26 sec) …
      __________

    • sport

      Rewatching the game right now, turns out Chris Paul injured his hand so couldn’t play since it’s just preseason.

    • CJSHYY

      This vision is longer & more clear. Thanks.

    • Acbc

      Haha, it’s science really. The ball is always faster than the human. It’s only the human ego that is bigger than the hoop.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Hawes is a very good passing big man. maybe it’s because he’s a poor isolation player, don’t know but notice how when he receives a pass down low, he immediately passes it back to the Lin and proceed to get into position for a better shot. he seems to know exactly what to do while playing with a pass-first point guard like Lin. Hawes/Zeller/Lin is a good trio

      notice also how they guys are more alert and active when playing with Lin. they know that if they get themselves free, Lin will someone get them the ball

    • John Lee

      Yeah, this time even the refs won’t be able to save them. The Knicks also had a good year before sinking even deeper, and you know how history repeats itself.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Whitman Lam

      Did they say whether or not Chris Paul will play the next game in Shanghai?

    • blubell
    • sport

      Nope but I won’t be surprised if he sits out again to let it heal since preseason games don’t matter.

    • John Lee

      The title was literally translated “high light”, as in “intense beam”. LOL

    • grover chang

      Now he is just trolling us!

    • LW

      Remember Chris Baldwin from culture map who always defended Lin in Houston? Always enjoyed his beautiful writing and was wondering if he still writes about Lin. Nothing recent, but found a piece back in February that he talked about Lin being traded to Lakers:

      “The fact that Lin’s been completely misused this season by the one coach in the NBA who is more clueless than Kevin McHale cannot change one simple truth. This Rockets team would be much better off if it had the type of scoring, playmaking, ability to get to the rim and improved 3-point shooting that Lin provides to go along with Harden’s undeniable brilliance.”

      His assessment of Lin’s skills is exactly what Clifford and MJ are saying about Lin right now. Really admire this guy! Hope he writes about Lin again!

      http://houston.culturemap.com/news/sports/02-20-15-jeremy-lin-trade-failure-still-haunts-rockets-dumb-disrespect-fuels-moreys-trade-deadline-blunders/

    • GoodDayLA

      Keep the spike and drop all bowl cuts

    • blubell

      Kemba and Batum seem like the biggest cheerleaders of the team. I love this team more and more.

    • GoodDayLA

      I prefer zeller tyler (if he learns to make a bank shot) hawes w/ lin. I think al needs more time with lin to gel.

      Lin barely has played with starters. How do they expect him to close games with them?

    • blubell

      He’s enjoying life 🙂

    • GoodDayLA

      Then ask clifford why lin is benched

    • blubell

      Jeremy will disagree 😛

    • Ttt

      Jlin is 6’6 with the hair!

    • JAD2456

      Lin’s highlight from GD

      http://youtu.be/Phxut1SuO3M

    • GoodDayLA

      Badmouth? No. But lin should be starting at pg & kemba off bench

    • orLinaryjoe

      GD. 2nd. Missed by split second.
      https://youtu.be/Phxut1SuO3M

    • blubell

      So many highlights video this time around. Good problem to have 🙂

    • GoodDayLA

      Well he got stuck with kemba. Lin’s drives will free up Al for so many chippies around the basket. Al knows it too

    • LW

      Nice! This is almost a Lin highlight video.

    • GoodDayLA

      No headband!

    • GoodDayLA

      This team could use mkg on reddicks of the nba. But i agree the big must help on the screen otheriwse even mkg would be useless

    • GoodDayLA

      Well khuang is right 99.9999% of the time

    • Phillycheese

      The stadium was too big, could not feel the noise level through the tv.

    • Phillycheese

      JLin looked under control the whole game. Didn’t get too hyped at all.

    • GoodDayLA

      The problem will always be lin being best at PG. we will see if lin can play well enough to create a PG issue. I dont think he should change teams again. I think this is the right team for the next 5-6 years.

      If the team believes in lin, they can move a lot of players to build around the new core. Having 2 starting PGs is a waste of resources. If the team does go all in on Walker, then Lin should probably move again this summer.

    • Weifang

      Doc didn’t double team Lin probably due to the preseason. Then you will get burned like this no matter what team you are. Would be curious to see what Doc would do next.

    • orLinaryjoe

      The fans are new to this NBA cheering thing. Think home games will be fun.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      Great game from JLin….My only concern is he’s playing too much shooting guard and that has to do mainly because of Roberts emergence and he’s had a good at PG.

      I had hoped Lin would play all the PG minutes when Kemba is taking a rest…but now, it looks like some of those minutes will go to Roberts and Lin may take some of Lamb minutes at shooting guard.

    • orLinaryjoe

      They will put effort next game. Don’t want to go home empty handed.

    • orLinaryjoe

      Not for me. It was a good mix. ISO 3pter was sic by Lin. Good ball movement and pts across team.

    • blubell

      NBA Cares: Jeremy Lin in Shenzhen

    • orLinaryjoe

      Gotta give credit to Cho/MJ/Clifford. Showing the right way to deconstruct and putting a great team together. No max, and no tanking required.

    • CJSHYY

      I believe Clippers will win next game. It’s oversea preseason game so both teams will get one win one loss I think.

    • Arsenium12 .

      The Hornets have arrived in Shanghai (local times) :

      Shenzhen, China (SZX) —- departed —- Oct. 11 at 7:19PM
      Shanghai, China (PVG) —- arrived —- Oct. 11 at 10:19PM

    • Weifang

      For me, it’s simple, not letting Lin play PG is a crime no matter how good Lin can play at 2. That’s it.

    • orLinaryjoe

      They may. Not because of the script tho.

    • spiderman

      kid is sporting a bowl cut too

    • orLinaryjoe

      Like Lin w/o trying. Bet the kid was sporting that b4 Lin.

    • CJSHYY
    • CJSHYY

      From the past, that’s the way it was for these oversea games. Happy ending for everyone. LOL!

    • KHuang

      I prefer Lin at SG on this particular Charlotte team.

      Only Lin can cut well enough off the ball as a SG to open up the court for the entire team.

      Lin at PG would mean that opponents could gang up on him more easily on defense because the only player who can space the court as a SG is Jeremy Lamb who is talented and fundamentally sound but still learning the NBA.

      Also, Lin has easier defensive matchups at SG than PG.

    • KHuang

      Let Doc double Lin.

      All that does is open up the court for other Hornets to go into beast mode.

    • orLinaryjoe

      That’s only fair right?

    • KHuang

      JJ Redick, since the All Star Break last season, has been THE BEST shooting guard in the entire NBA.

      Finally after 10 years, the player who the Orlando Magic thought was going to be the next Ray Allen is playing like it.

      There was a stretch of games last season where Redick was AVERAGING 25 ppg. I think it was Lin that came in and held Redick to like 12. On the other forum, Lin was heavily criticized for his defense even though Lin basically held Redick to HALF his average in that streak!

    • KHuang

      It’ll take A LOT of ref cheating for that to happen.

      The refs had better hit Lin with phantom calls, though the refs would get booed out of China if that happened.

    • KHuang

      A healthy Chris Paul AND Austin Rivers would have made NO DIFFERENCE.

    • joyce ward

      I agree, and Clifford wants start lin with kemba like I said before his own version of the splash brothers

    • Acbc

      Agreed, lin is just the kind of player who welcomes the double team so that his mates gets easy points. Lin is just the kinda guy with vision and read to unload the ball just as the double team commits allowing easy spacing for his team.

      Go Lin.

    • joyce ward

      I agree. Clifford knows lin is good at PG, but he wants to enhance his shooting skills. Also, I think Clifford is going to utilize lin a lot between the starters and the bench.

    • Acbc

      Haha, nothing is ever good enough for tiger fans. Lol

    • Rick Johnson

      Didn’t the Rockets beat the Pacers twice in the overseas game?

    • CJSHYY

      I know that’s the odd one. Pacers was supposed to win in Manila.

    • LAJane

      These guys really are amazing fans!

    • LAJane

      “corrected pretty fast” Thank you, Clifford. At last a real coach!

    • sport

      Zeller can jump higher and is more athletic. He reacts very fast to Lin’s plays.

    • sport

      Lin keeps getting a bloody nose :/ Love the Lin x Hawes x Zeller trio already!

    • Rick Johnson

      linspiredinca
      ‏@linspiredinca
      @JLin7 in Shanghai!
      https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/653297000079687680

    • Acbc

      Don’t wake up the dragon!….or Michael

    • Linja
    • zxcvb

      As long as he gets consistent touches, SG is fine with me. The problem is when Lin goes 3-5 straight possessions without even touching the ball. That should never happen.

    • Acbc

      My wife loves lamb chops too, give me porterhouse with mushrooms on top. Yum yum.!

    • JW

      Cody Zeller post game mentioned Lin a couple times. Smart guy. He may be the new Ed Davis.

      Hornets Postgame | Cody Zeller – 10/11/15 http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2015/10/11/1444586417022-POSTGAME-Zeller-101115.mp4-52545 via @hornets

    • sport

      He looks skinny on screen but he could jump so high and is actually quite athletic I was surprised.

    • Acbc

      It’s about active balance and manipulation of ground force. What we like to call “chi”. Too many athlete don’t learn the suppleness of core control to manipulate the subtle angles of multiple body parts while actively shifting them to adjust to opposing forces. Dead weight lift is easy. A live opponent with skill will use your body angles in such a way as too force you off balance. The battle is unseen but felt.

    • JW

      guy is already 7′. really no need to jump so high and twist his ankle. But looks like he has pretty good hands so will work great for Lin to do P&R either down low or up top.

    • Acbc

      It isn’t a one way street. The offence always has the edge when 2 equally talented athletes meet. Lin gets a lot of grief from bias writers for defence but they’ll never say that about the SG defending against Lin. It’s a give and take of who can score more or who can negate more. I suspect that over a course of a game, Lin will make his opposing SG work so hard that he’ll have nothing left for the end of the game.

      A game isn’t won just on scoring, it’s on fitness, determination intangibles like being clutch when it counts.

    • zxcvb

      I’m very impressed by his skill level. He made a couple nice reverse layups, a couple nice passes and he’s backing up his talk about hitting 3s (albeit on limited tries).

      He’s kinda like Asik without stone hands.

    • Acbc

      I still remember how JR Smith was caught passing too much during Linsanity. Lol. That is true leadership.

    • CJSHYY

      Just check he’s #4 pick in 2013!!!

    • zxcvb

      I really hope Clifford starts Kemba and Lin together on Wednesday. Walker and Lamb haven’t shown any chemistry and Lamb falls asleep on defense. You can stagger Lin and Walker’s minutes so that one of them is on the court at all times.

      1st Half: Lin and Kemba play together for the first 8m of the 1Q. Lin then goes to the bench while Kemba finishes the 1Q. Then Lin comes back at the start of the 2Q until Kemba subs in for Lin with 4-6m left in the 2Q.

      2nd Half: Lin and Kemba play together for the first 6m of the 3Q. Lin then goes to the bench while Kemba finishes the 3Q. Then Lin comes back at the start of the 4Q and plays the entire quarter. Kemba checks in with 6-8M left and closes the game with Lin.

      This means Kemba plays 34-38mpg and Lin plays 32-34mpg in close games. However, there are always blowout wins and losses with extended garbage time, in which case Kemba’s 4Q minutes may go down if Lin’s “2nd unit” destroys weak East teams by mid-4Q, which he regularly will.

    • I am The Jason

      Just watched the replay. Again I am impressed with JLin performance. I would like to see him play PG but for this team, him playing at the 2 works. He seems to be getting the other bench players more involved than Roberts. If that is the case, Lin will average about 30 min a game. Lin is the Hornets best creator. The ball move so much better when he was on the floor.

    • webattorney

      Zeller got a lot more variety of offensive moves than Asik. Lol

    • webattorney

      It always seems as if Lin is playing SG role by default, not because Lin is better as a SG. For me, the most exciting moments of the game came when Lin played as a PG, i.e., receiving an outlet pass on fast breaks and pushing the ball.

    • KHuang

      Opponents cannot do the OKC style pyramid style defense on Lin when he is a SG.

      The “pyramid” is what I call OKC and formerly LAC’s defense of Lin that has the PG on Lin up high, two defenders on either side of the PG defender both focused on Lin, and the backline two defenders waiting on the baselines to pick off Lin’s bailout passes.

    • JW

      another video with chinese announcers. ok quality but some extra highlights of hockey assists.

    • zxcvb

      Don’t undersell Asik! He had more skills than McHale let him show. I saw flashes of his passing and jumper when playing with Lin.

    • bolero
    • Weifang

      I don’t have any confidence that Hornets can go into beast mode. We’ll see.

    • Weifang

      I don’t agree, I think when Lin gets doubled, it’s not up to him, but up to his teammates to understand where the gap he just created. Lin has the ability to find them. But so far this new team has no idea what Lin can open up.

    • zxcvb

      It’s early but Big Al doesn’t fit with the “new look” Hornets. Make or miss, Hawes and Williams seem comfortable and “in the flow.” But Jefferson doesn’t seem to know what his role is anymore. The last thing Charlotte wants to do with all their depth is slow the game down and let the opposing team catch its breath. Al’s post-up game is not what they want.

      If they don’t trade Jefferson, they may need to bench him like GSW with David Lee. Big stats or not, he’s not going to help the team’s progress going forward.

    • CJSHYY
    • Weifang

      If Lin can score 30 pts every game as a SG, I may not watch his game anymore. That’s why I won’t watch Harden’s game at all. It’s lin’s ability to control the game in very subtle way makes him so unique, I don’t see any other NBA player who is able to calculate the game like what Lin does.

    • JW

      i think Jordan had Al’s numbers yesterday so Al couldn’t do his post ups. He tried to do the short jumper but they were short. Sounds like from the announcers that is not the norm. If he was able to get those to drop, he would’ve been double digit scorer and be more effective w/ his post ups.

      I think it’s too early to write off Al. It’s his contract season so he will have to prove himself. Hopefully that’s not to the detriment of the team, but I think he’s smart enough to play the team ball.

    • blueCypher

      Does anyone have his halftime interview with the chinese reporter ?

    • blubell
    • CJSHYY

      Not playing again? Wow! That’s good for Hornets.

    • It’s only preseason but Lin-Hawes-Zeller connection is nothing short than impressive.
      Here’s the ping-pong ball connection that’s worth watching over and over again.

      https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/653314855378780161

    • Briiick

      Amazing teamwork, natural to them.

    • zxcvb

      Perfect teamball. Lin didn’t even get an assist, but that’s what I love to see.

      Walker / Lin / Batum / Zeller / Hawes. I’d love to see that starting lineup for the next game.

    • zxcvb

      I think it would be better for the Hornets to test themselves against a proper Clippers team. Kemba and Lamb would have been slaughtered if CP3 were healthy last night. DJ is useless w/o Paul.

    • CJSHYY

      I really think what MJ talked about Lin to Chinese reporter it’s really a big endorsement for Lin. No matter it’s for business or BB game. It’s a win win for both. Lin helps to promote Hornets & MJ’s talk for people to see more valuable about Lin. I like it.

      https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/653346012774440960

    • CJSHYY

      I agree. I think he will play otherwise Clippers really didn’t get the promotion they came here for…

    • zxcvb

      He can definitely still play, but it’s to the detriment of the team. He’s a slow, methodical post-up player. Only Memphis plays like that successfully. Maybe the Mavs could use Al? He’s an expiring and they badly need offense.

    • Briiick

      I have watched it twice!

    • zxcvb

      While I don’t really trust MJ’s comments (talk is cheap!), such “greed” can only help Lin’s case. If MJ sees all the money to be made by putting Lin center stage, then he may want to pump up Lin’s role/stats.

    • zxcvb

      If he’s hurt at all, I think he should sit. The Clips have too much riding on this season. Even 1-2 games can mean the difference between 2nd seed and 6th seed in the West.

    • CJSHYY

      I know talk is cheap but since it’s from MJ that do mean something. Like coach talked about Lin for whole summer but no one really cares about small market team coach said…. This time it’s from MJ, it do make a different. It’s good for Lin.

    • Michael

      So you are saying trade him for Marc Gasol (wink wink)

    • Arsenium12 .

    • CJSHYY

      This is old news not yesterday.

    • your son’s voltaire

      i have yet to see any team able to stop Lin at the PG position. though, i’ve seen his own team able to stop him

    • GoodDayLA

      that was easily the play of the game. The only thing that really impressed me yesterday and it didn’t really involve Lin though he got it started by making the simple play before him

    • GoodDayLA

      Al fits. Wait till he plays with Lin. but I agree he is expendable if necessary to improve other areas or get a taller defensive big

    • your son’s voltaire

      i hear u. but it’s in his blood to get everyone involved in the offense so you won’t lose that regardless

    • spiderman

      Stephenson stumbled several times in this game…. great D by Lin

      Lin continues to embarrass Priogioni since Priogioni’s time in NY

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I will only believe it if MJ renews Coach Clifford’s contract.

    • your son’s voltaire

      i think Al fits in a way that benefits Al most. for instance, he’ll receive a nice pass from Lin and proceeds to look for his own shot. like a 1-2 punch. whereas with Hawes, you see him receive the pass and instinctively look to either pass it back, pass it to the open man, or look for his own shot.. the ball never stops.. 1-2-3 punch

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordon were caught in air and appeared so helpless.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Give them the excuse of losing more preseason games.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Big Al is is a real pro and he would adjust to get his game going. The coach would help him.
      30 years old does mean he couldn’t play.

    • I believe this is what MJ also sees when he said, “Lin brings energy to the team”

      His unselfishness to always look for the open man first (or take the open shots if necessary) was very evident yesterday. And it’s very contagious.

      His teammates moved faster to get open; then looks to set up the next open one. Very fun to watch 🙂
      To me, that’s the whole Linsanity basketball is about. Not one person taking over the game but all 5 players working beautifully together.

      I believe @disqus_zDgJ5zJRLn:disqus often shares it eloquently

    • lleepar

      What we have in the tweet is a Bonnell assumption. I don’t think Paul came right out and told him he’d not play the next game.
      .
      He may sit. Or, he may just be hinting that the opposition should not prepare for him … so that the Hornets will have a surprise when Paul is announced as a starter just before the game.

    • GoodDayLA

      nba teams dont like doing this for whatever reason. you never see any team stagger like that.

      what you posted makes a whole h*** of a lot of sense. I completely agree.

      BUt never in the NBA do you see this. Never.

    • Acbc

      Now I know how Lin feels when he got that endorcement from MJ, lol.

      Thanks for the shout out Psalms

    • your son’s voltaire

      well it’s a player’s league. the league loves stars so everything else comes secondary, even winning. you got guys like Harden, Melo, and Kobe hogging the ball, minutes, and disrupting the flow of the game just so that they can put up individual numbers and the coaches are fine with it cus they think the “stars” will save them

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin is not the best drilbber or fancy but he seldom misses chances like seeing the Hawes mismatch and throwing the lob to him against Pierce. And only role players like the Hawes caliber get in position to make those plays and catch the ball. All star teammates just dont get in position to accept those passes. But talented “role player” teammates seem to thrive with Lin. It’s like a broken record.

      Now will Cho insult all Lin fans and if this team gets hot, trade Al Jefferson and bait for a real “star” like Melo or Harden all over? This time, I really dont think so.

    • sport

      If Hornets can get far into the playoffs or even finals they will be noticed and their market grow. It’s all about winning multiple Championships.

    • sport

      This would be their best starting lineup for the season, lets hope that happens!

    • KHuang

      Lin would’ve beaten the healthy Clippers anyway.

    • Big Al really wanted to stay & retire as a Hornet based on the story of him treating his teammates before 1st preseason game in Miami.

      With time, I think he’ll make to midrange jumpers so he’ll make pick-and-pop work well.
      He can’t post-up so much to clog the lanes.

      He seems to be a really good vet. This season will be exciting to watch!
      Kemba was great in getting up & cheering for Lin so loudly 🙂

    • John Lee

      Which is why it’s so stupid to not let Lin play PG. It’s like not playing Joe Montana at quarterback.

    • KHuang

      Nah, consider trading Jefferson for a true rim protector in Roy Hibbert of the Lakers!

    • John Lee

      And he did it with the lowly Lakers early last season, except the refs cheated by not calling the sixth foul on DeAndre.

    • sport

      But it would’ve made things tougher for the game. Chris Paul is their main PG and get things going. Not to mention it would’ve been more entertaining.

    • KHuang

      That’s what I’m afraid of.

      Lin, other than a growing Lamb, doesn’t have the backcourt help he’d need as a PG.

    • KHuang

      Even if they don’t start together, they can spend time on the court together as Lin siphons defenses away from Walker.

    • GoodDayLA

      Lin at PG thrives with a big 2 who is a catch and shoot guy like Klay THompson. THis team has one kind of in Lamb but Lamb is still unproven.

      So with this roster missing dead eye shooter wings, Lin might as well play 2. Not ideal and not maxing out 100% of Lin’s ability to win, but it’s probably better than forcing him to play PG without a SG partner unless Lamb or Hairston or someone else steps up or Hornets trade for one.

    • KHuang

      Totally right.

      In today’s NBA, all the early entry shooting guards have not learned to move off the ball as 2 guards in halfcourt sets.

      The classic 2 guard who moves off the ball and spaces the court is a dying breed in today’s fundamentally unsound game.

    • grover chang

      I like kemba and Al. They seem supportive of the new team. Losing last year was not fun. I don’t see why Clifford can’t make some quick set plays for Jefferson, especially if there is a mismatch. Would be a travesty to waste his skill set. Guys like Jefferson are starting to have a monopoly on post moves since no one else can do them. If Lin could get Asik the ball near the post early in the shot clock then Al should be no problem. I like Al. Really hope Clifford introduces a few wrinkles to get a quick post play for a easy 2 points for Al.

    • Acbc

      That’s good analysis. Team competition is about match ups and who does what to whom. A true team player like Al will use himself as a negation to Jordan instead of trying to attack him. By doing without doing, he makes the game about 4 on 4.

      I agree with many other posters that Al needs Lin to actively lead him to play the “new way”. Lin made Butterfingers Asik look pretty awesome. Al is more than capable of it.

    • KHuang

      I have total confidence that they can.

      Guys like Hansbrough, Lamb, and Kaminsky are beast mode players. Hansbrough in particularly has totally dominated games like an All Star would.

      On a Jeremy Lin team, ANYBODY can be a star if they are smart enough to play off him!

    • your son’s voltaire

      that’s a nice lineup. i’d go with that throughout the season

    • grover chang

      I would not wish that on my worst enemy, so would not wish that for Al. That would be torture.

    • Acbc

      So true!

    • KHuang

      No, this team does seem to understand.

      Unlike Lin’s prior teams which were coached by outdated 80s iso coaches that refused to pass the ball to Lin even if it cost them games, this scrambling screening cutting Hornets team is coached by a savvy modern day master of team basketball in Steve Clifford.

    • John Lee

      Troy Daniels, maybe? I always though Lin/Harden was the backcourt to beat since three years ago, too bad Morey’s more focused on saving face than winning big, or else he would’ve beat the splash brothers to the punch.

    • Michael

      I really hope MJ doesn’t revert to his old ways and use inner circle guys …….ie. Patrick Ewing.

    • your son’s voltaire

      he doesn’t need a whole lot of help in the back court. almost every guard in the league can make open 3’s so once Lin starts to distribute and guys are in their place, the floor will open up. Kemba can make the open 3’s with Lin distributing. i’d much rather he play with Kemba than Roberts cus Roberts is a more trigger happy than Kemba is, plus Roberts can’t really defend anyone

    • Michael

      I was just about to go to bed, you just had to bring that Melo Harden thing up. ヽ(`Д´)ノ no sweet dreams…

    • Acbc

      Totally agree. Let’s not fall into the Morey school of bad people skills. Build from within and add pieces within the team concept. I think lance Stephenson was a lesson learned.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      MJ said lin is going to be….

      It’s lin needs to show this season that MJ was right.

    • KHuang

      Well, that’s not quite the greatest example.

      When Joe Montana was playing, opponents feared his backup Steve Young much more.

      What opponents would do was deliberately go easy on Montana because Montana playing well meant that Steve Young wouldn’t be in the game.

      This is what a former NFL player said about competing against Montana and Young.

      In today’s NBA, the most similar example to this was Ronnie Price or Jordan Clarkson or Patrick Beverley playing ahead of Jeremy Lin.

    • joyce ward

      Yeah they were.Watch Jordan become after all that money and be a bust much like Lance Stephenson.LOL

    • KHuang

      No, not wimpy little Troy Daniels who lacks the size and athleticism to make 2 guard backdoor cuts and flare cuts and flex options at the NBA level.

    • John Lee

      Point conceded, Brett Favre (or Wayne Gretzky for hockey) if you must. You get the idea. 🙂

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Normally lin would get the assist but because of A Jordan, give aj the credit not giving up.

    • KHuang

      It IS a HUGE endorsement.

      Very few guys get Jordan’s approval.

      This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Jordan saying something positive about a new incoming player of his.

      Jordan’s stamp of approval resonates through the NBA like no one else’s does.

      I think Jordan’s approval will get a lot more people to believe that Lin actually can play in the NBA.

    • Acbc

      Amazing how you can insult 5 people without even trying. That really takes a lot of talent. You’re definitely an all star with your super ability.

    • LW
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Agree. Big Al deserves better than that.

    • CJSHYY

      I think “It IS a HUGE endorsement.” indeed.

    • takemeback2reaganyears

      Now whatever BS and McHale said about lin mean garbage.

    • John Lee

      If anything, it’ll be a bullet-proof counter when haters attack. LOL

    • blubell

    • John Lee

      To be bluntly honest, I was a bit disappointed by the pressers. The questions were boring and lacked depth.

    • your son’s voltaire

      your AIRness has approved your HAIRness

    • blubell

      I agree. Very commonplace. Nothing special.

    • Linja

      the wrong hair. don’t fool me.

    • John Lee

      The lowly Lakers catch a break with the Maccabi Haifa. Magic staging comeback leading by 4 after trailing Rox by as much as 19 points.

    • JW

      who is this Haifa Maccabi Haifa that Lakers is playing? They had to find someone outside of NBA so LAL has a chance to win?

    • John Lee

      An Israeli basketball team. And yes. 🙂

    • AlexBB

      Actually I feel that Lin had a good but not a great game. His shooting was cold in 4th Q. Otherwise he would have more than 20 pts and blow out Clippers. Is this fair as I am not expert on BB??

    • Acbc

      Thanks for the explanation. This formation is ideal against the MDA offence with Lin high.

      It’s why I feel Melo deliberately helped Heat make Lin look bad against the pressure from Wade and Lebron. Without wing help for outlets, Lin was served up on a plate by Melo and Woodson to change offence to run through him.

    • KHuang

      Lin’s a GREAT dribbler.

      When he’s sticking to basics and not doing that illegal palming garbage he learned from “the Professor”, he doesn’t turn the ball over and can get by anyone.

      I wrote all summer that Lin training with a nonNBA trick dribbler like “the Professor” was a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME. This is one of the few times I totally disagree wrh Lin.

    • KHuang

      ACBC, he probably learned it from ME.

      I put down players all the time.

      And I sheepishly have to admit that I didn’t really see anything wrong about his post.

    • joyce ward

      That’s so sad.LOL

    • KHuang

      Michael Jordlin

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! NBA arranged these teams for NYK & Lakers bc that’s for sure win game. LOL!

    • KHuang

      Real Madrid came in and whupped a NBA team this season.

      Of course, Real Madrid had a starting lineup of ex NBA players like Jan Vesely who I’d be recommending to Charlotte if they didn’t have beasts like Kaminsky and Hansbrough and Hawes and Zeller.

      Some of these international teams have amazing players. I mean, some team from Brazil called “Flamengo” came into Suns preseason and nearly beat the Suns in Phoenix. That’s because Flamengo had ex Charlotte Bobcats superstar Walter Herrmann who did his standard Dr J high flying imitation for 20 points.

      By the way, Herrmann is a guy that Charlotte should bring back. He’s so good, he’d legitimately challenge even Jeremy Lin for the title of being the “best player” on this team!

    • CJSHYY

      I know Madrid team is good but not these two teams vs NYK & Lakers.

    • Acbc

      Whah? The game is won on many levels. Scoring is just equally important as passing, setting picks, defending or just wearing down an opponent. Lin just needs to do his job as his coach wants him to do. To single out one aspect as the only thing worthy of him is kinda selfish. That’s what guys like Kobe and Harden does.

    • Acbc

      So you’ve answered your own questions about how Lin is being misused. Good passing requires all 5 players playing without the ball. That means setting picks, creating spaces by getting out of passing lanes and making yourself an easy target. Team concept is based upon all guys playing on the same page. Assists aren’t a credit to the passer as much as the receiver making himself an easy target. That great ping pong passing last game is about teammates playing well off ball and moving well.

    • your son’s voltaire

      Lin’s low dribble training with the other guy (not “the Professor”) looked like it helped a lot

    • John Lee

      Jimmy Buss and Kobe insist on this travesty.

    • CJSHYY

      Is this end of Russell dream w Lakers? W Russell, they lose more from the beginning even JC is more SG than PG but he’s sure better than Russell.

      https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/653408117535805440

    • Arsenium12 .

      NBA Fan Appreciation Day will be held on Tuesday (local time) in Shanghai. The Hornets will participate. It will be held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center (SOSC) which was opened in 2011. It includes an arena, swimming center, and outdoor pools. The arena at the SOSC was designed following “NBA standards” so seating for 18,000 spectators was required. Here is a view of the exterior.

      See : http://www.designboom.com/architecture/gmp-architekten-shanghai-oriental-sports-center-now-complete/
      __________

    • Alain Gervais

      idk why but I’ve completely moved on from lakers.

    • CJSHYY

      For fun only. LOL!

    • John Lee

      To think that they wasted an entire season for Russell…I wonder who made THAT draft decision.

    • joyce ward

      OK, I have watched the Hornets/Clippers game like five times and here is what I see from the bench:

      -The bigs are very athletic ,no clumsiness, they have high IQ’s for the game, they can pass, they can shoot, they do ok screens but need ti beef it up. They are always where they are suppose to be.
      -I notice that when Lin is playing PG, players are cutting, moving, looking to receive a pass. when is not playing PG, it looks a jumbled mess and the players become ball hawks.
      -The bigs are always looking to pass the ball to lin. I noticed in 3rd/4th quarter lin was getting the ball more often(he was the SG).
      _Also the bench was playing against some former All Stars: Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, just to name a few and the bench was killing them with their ball movement, their speed and their youth. Some of Hornets bigs are good passers and shooters>Also Blake and DJ looked out of sorts because the ball movement was so fast, they didn’t know how to defend it so they would just foul. Josh Smith did that a couple of times.Also the reason why Lance Stephenson was stumbling so much he was looking for a foul(LOL)
      -I also liked that Clifford was walking the sideline watching the plays and correcting the players on the spot.
      -They have some stuff to work on, but once they get it down, the Hornets will be Spurs of the east.

    • CJSHYY

      BS & Mitch. I guess they will move him to bench sooner or later.

    • Acbc

      Thanks, good observations.

    • CJSHYY

      I agree when Lin played PG they did better w PnR. But they still need more time to play together. Somehow they’re just not smooth yet. But after read Kemba’s blog I think coach & Lin’s teammates seem to willing play the PnR for their game. Sounds good to me.

      From Kemba’s blog post today:

      “We’ve got things working on the pick-and-roll early. I’d like to think of myself as a good pick-and-roll player, and J-Lin is really good at the pick-and-roll, as well as Brian (Roberts). We want to get better at it every night and try to make the best plays possible. If we don’t have a shot, then we have to try to find the open man. That’s what we’ve been doing. That’s where those assists that I was talking about earlier help out too.”

    • joyce ward

      They will get it. The bench bigs have a high IQ for the game. It’s about getting into rhythm which will come as they practice more.

    • CJSHYY

      I agree. What do you think about 1st unit? If Lamb is not OK for starting SG, who will replace him?

    • grover chang

      Impress with the dedication. I didn’t get to watch the game. But happy your obs confirmed my feelings since Linsanity, that bigs love LIn. They have a symbiotic chemistry on the court, helping each other.

    • Acbc

      True leadership leads by example. “Coach Lin” is the best teammate because he takes the ego out of leadership and make his teammates feel their own sense of accomplishment for picking it up. You just can’t teach any other way better than just like that.

    • zxcvb

      Neither are quality starters. Lakers will go after Westbrook or Kyrie or whomever ASAP.

    • Acbc

      The blind leading the blind. The Lakers are a ship of fools.

    • grover chang

      Feels so good to hear Kemba talk about basketball and how he could contribute to the whole team being better. Lin’s previous two guard running mates were too focused on being “the best player in the NBA.” *roll eyes*

    • joyce ward

      You see the 1st unit to me, doesn’t have any chemistry. They are excellent individual players, but mashing together is not so smooth in my opinion. They didn’t look like team. Ball movement was not fluid.

    • zxcvb

      Agreed. His “J-Kidd” handles are great — strong and solid, not fancy. But he should lay off the fancy stuff. Even the best fancy dribblers get their pockets picked constantly (Harden, Curry, Irving).

    • CJSHYY

      Talk about him, harden is injured.

      knee contusion.

      http://www.rotoworld.com/recent/nba/1597/james-harden

    • joyce ward

      Exactly, that is why the bench likes playing with him. Even when he was playing SG he was making plays. I think Kemba wants Lin in that starting lineup with him because Lin will make him a better player.

    • CJSHYY

      I think Lin is the one who showed them the game plan about PnR from training camp…

    • CJSHYY

      That’s exactly what I thought…

    • John Lee

      I doubt Mitch’s THIS dumb, I see other cooks in the kitchen.

    • Acbc

      I’d like to think that as well. Let’s hope he lets the coach know as well to push for more unselfish help from Lin to smooth out the wrinkles on the first unit.

    • John Lee

      Exactly, feeding trade baits.

    • joyce ward

      When has Kyrie or Westbrook lead their team to win an NBA championship? never. They will continually overpay ego players that will never get them to a championship.

    • joyce ward

      I think Clifford knows what excellent versatility he brings to the table.He knows lin has that high bball IQ.He knows that lin could play all 5 positions if he had the height. I watched lin body up DWade and Lance Stephenson and he held his own.They couldn’t move. Clifford likes the way lin plays defense. I think Clifford will do right by lin because he was a d’antoni assistant coach.

    • joyce ward

      Lamb’s defense is none. He is a pure shooter, but he can’t defend a knat. That is Clifford’s dilemma .

    • John Lee

      I think any decent coach who does not have ethnic bias would appreciate Lin, the problem is that those are few in today’s league.

    • CJSHYY

      Lamb’s D just like Harden. OKC product. LOL!

    • zxcvb

      I agree, though Westbrook is better than Kyrie. Lakers will end up chasing the big names when Clarkson and Russell disappoint.

    • CJSHYY

      Kobe?

    • John Lee

      My thoughts exactly. Roberts and Daniels can’t defend either. Come to think of it, not many SGs in the league are known for good D. Sign of the times?

    • John Lee

      I’m thinking Jimmy Buss, he’s the dumbest of them all. BS has no real say.

    • CJSHYY

      I also think MJ sure approval what coach allowed Lin to do on court bc he do care about this team next season’s record. I read he always watched the game on court side? when they played in home game.

    • joyce ward

      I agree. I will give Clifford the benefit of the doubt because he was an assistant coach for d’antoni and I know they are still very close.

    • John Lee

      Yeah, this and the fact that Lin’s been lied to many times over the past three years. If someone’s only paying lip service, he’s now able to identify it, and he chose Clifford.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I totally agree w you on Jimmy Buss, he’s the dumbest of them all. He’s really not smart at all. LOL!

    • orLinaryjoe

      Sorry, how do you know what the professor and Lin worked on?

    • John Lee

      Much to the 76rs delight. No way they’d thought Lakers would pass on Okafor.

    • joyce ward

      Also off -topic, no shade, isn’t it odd that kemba is all about lin and not Batum. They are actually starters. Like I said no shade, just curious.

    • spiderman

      Stephenson may be attempting the drunken master technique

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I really have no idea why they didn’t pick Okafor? They were so lucky to get #2 pick why Russell? I know he’s still very young but he’s really not that good to me.

    • orLinaryjoe

      5 times impressed!

    • John Lee

      Just a guess, Batum’s natural position is SF, and after Kidd-Gilchrist is out for the season Batum’s place is cemented. No more of the Batum playing SG non-sense.

    • John Lee

      Maybe Lakers are banking too much on Randle, who in my opinion is inferior to Okafor.

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Arsenium12 .
    • blubell
    • grover chang

      LOL, sign says they welcome his new haircut too. Well Shanghai has the reputation of being stylish and fashionable.

    • spiderman

      Wonder what Lin has done specifically…

    • blubell
    • linlinlin

      Just in case you were wondering the Global Games are being broadcast in 215 countries and territories in 15 languages. #HornetsChina— Pete Guelli (@PeteGuelli) October 12, 2015

    • blubell
    • blubell

      The bowl cut or the gelled spiky hair? LOL.

    • Pete Guelli: EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Charlotte @Hornets

      I also wonder why. Perhaps something to do to provide special gifts & experience for teammates.
      Probably paying for an exquisite meal at an excellent restaurant?
      I read he won’t expect them to eat too ‘exotic’ dish so I guess no chicken feet LOL

    • John Lee

      Hasma for dessert. LOL

    • spiderman

      Lol… Tour of Great Wall perhaps…

    • John Lee

      Looks like the alien mother ship in the original V television series!

    • Very true. It’s a travesty not to utilize JLin biggest strength as a playmaker.

      But I understand it’s not PC to “unseat” Kemba as the PG so the best way for Clifford is to pair them up as PG/SG, then dual-PG for this season. Then winning will take care of the rest.

      As Lin fans, it’s definitely best to root for what’s best for the team & JLin. At this point dual-PG would be the best case scenario. I really like how Kemba cheered for Lin by getting up the bench. There’s hope for dual-PG like the Suns did with Dragic/Bledsoe before Isaiah Thomas came.

    • blubell

      Hmmm. I didn’t know Mercedes-Bentz made alien mothership.

    • spiderman

      We have lost Lin …
      Will be replaced by an alien imposter

    • lol… Not quite the “Airness” here since I’ve been grounded for years, not much vertical leap 🙂
      But you do illustrate & disect Lin’s infectious teamwork known as Linsanity the best way I’ve seen

    • blubell
    • joyce ward

      OK, thanks:)

    • blubell
    • blubell
    • Briiick

      Yeah, I can’t agree more ! Lin is the best teammate for the BIGs.

    • blubell
    • GoodDayLA

      certain bigs love Lin. I think the bigs on this Charlotte team play with him unlike Jordan “Kobes only friend” Hill.

    • GoodDayLA

      Clarkson has looked very good and is a lot more athletic.

    • John Lee

      Thanks psalm, I get it and agree with you that there’s a time and a way to induce changes. So far I’m cool with what I’ve seen of the Hornets, and my comment was more about the last three years of non-sense.

      Clifford is handling the situation as well as anyone could hope for, and the compliment from MJ was the unexpected icing on the cake. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hornets turn into a very Spurs-like team in term of organization culture.

    • Linja

      I read somewhere they are all 1st round drafts, except of course J Lin, – and B. Roberts. ?

    • GoodDayLA

      Micah Lancaster was Kyrie Irvings exclusive trainer for a while

    • GoodDayLA

      there is truth to that re lin harden

    • blubell
    • wandertheglobe

      Too far from Shanghai, no time for that….

    • blueCypher

      Is this from Shanghai ?

    • blubell
    • blubell

      I belive so.

    • blueCypher

      haha, is he going to style his hair like that for the game

    • blubell

      The spiky hair held up so well last night and it looked great so he should keep it 🙂

    • Michael

      Would love to be invaded by “V”

    • Rick Johnson

      Reddick was going off all over Lamb. But to be honest he was going off on everyone. Wonder if MKG could have contained him?

    • Rick Johnson

      This is good for public appearances. Looks like how they had it in the Fresh off the Boat picture. He should have spikes for games though like war paint.

    • Michael

      Mixed feelings….hope he has some ice-o on it.

    • Michael

      I thought they said Russell’s had Magic-esque qualities.

    • Michael

      What? Is it “the Professor” from and-1?

    • blubell
    • real-dsb

      love their comment, basically, “no commentary needed”

    • real-dsb

      Chris Paul said that if it were regular season, he would have played. But obviously no point for him to play through an injury like that in the preseason.

    • blubell
    • Keith

      Lin’s Highlight-Chinese Version

    • real-dsb

      I’d like to see Al take less midrange jumpers. The other team is obviously giving him that shot because it’s still better than a layup or 3. I understand that he doesn’t want to set up 5 ft from basket to avoid clogging the lane. But when he catches it at 15 ft, I’d like to see him:
      1) look for a cutter
      2) try to back it in to 5 ft and then post move (for up to 5-7 seconds, then pass it out)
      3) an occasional midrange jumper to keep the defense honest

    • Acbc

      Disappearing magic perhaps!?

    • real-dsb
    • real-dsb

      the spike is his “game face”. it gives him extra powers. He can’t spike it all the time.

    • real-dsb

      word is that he will not.

    • ZcodeSportSystem.com

      I would like yo see Lin see a bit more time at the point guard position on Wednesday.

    • Acbc

      BBC coverage style, understated without verbal diarrhea .

    • Acbc

      Translation, fans in China not important enough for me to risk season. Lol

    • Rick Johnson
    • Acbc

      Nice but Lin is more wind style Naruto sooooo….it should be a “RASSINGA” tomahawk slam. Lol

    • real-dsb

      My game notes. I’m going to be truthful (positive and negative).

      – Awesome game for Lin, but keep in mind that Chris Paul was out.

      – Q1 breakaway. Lin should have dunked it.

      – Defense: Lin rotated between defending Stephenson, Crawford, and Redick (all SGs). He defended Stephenson and Crawford extremely well. I don’t think they scored while Lin was guarding them at all, except for Crawford at the very end of 4th quarter. Redick was super hot, so he did score on Lin a few times, but that was due to the screens that he was getting from Blake and DeAndre, and Hornets were not helping on screens, so nothing Lin could do. Basically, Lin proved that he could guard SGs no problem.

      – Q3 Lin pushed the ball through 3 defenders on a fast break and found Zeller for the assist.

      – Q4 I didn’t like Lin forcing the ball into traffic. He jumped into traffic and ended up with a bloody nose from Josh Smith. I prefer Lin to stay on the ground and draw fouls that way.

      – Lin was able to shoot over Stephenson, who was a top defender. So that shows he is fully capable to playing at SG position.

      – So much good ball movement with Lin was playing PG. Much less when the offense wasn’t running through Lin.

      – Q4 11:30 I did notice that Lin showed improved dribbling skills. He was able to suddenly change the height and speed of his dribble. That will help him avoid turnovers when in trouble in traffic. I was impressed.

    • Acbc

      I agree. Ascension has a natural flow to it. In sports or even in business, it’s necessary for participants to work it by themselves without coaches being bossy. Leadership and respect must be earned for guys to follow. When a player gets chosen like Harden is by M&M, it creates jealousy and dysfunction.

      I think Lin fans that push for Lin agendas do him a disservice by disrupting that process. Just trust Lin and let Lin earn his dues.

    • Acbc

      Chris Paul’s type of leadership renders others dependant on his own skills. When you lead by commands, you teach without self knowledge of why things are done the way they are done. They aren’t expected to think beyond the plays and schemes and operate like machines in reaction to sequences of events. This makes his presence a necessity because no one else is allowed to think for themselves.

      As compared to how Lin leads where players learn by self reasoning because he makes them respect their own mental process. They become flexible by internalizing the whys and how’s of schemes and plays. Lin teaches people how to learn and adapt by themselves for themselves in the context of the team schemes. Like a true leader, Lin teaches others to surpass himself so that in the event he becomes injured, they have the wits to continue.

      Players on old teams like Knicks would retain those ingrain patterns for a while until old habits and greed reverts them back.

    • LAJane

      I’d take the chicken feet ahead of the scorpion kebab!

    • steven ko

      You have to forgive Lin for not dunking. He had just gotten into the game and would have pulled his hamstring or something had he tried to dunk. He just wasn’t warmed up yet. I thought Josh Smith had a couple of “dirty” plays on Lin. Hope Lin will get more calls this year now that MJ is his boss and has come out in support of him. Maybe this “black” league has a place for this Asian dude after all. Have a good night fam…

    • LAJane

      What steven ko said…plus, I just feel like Jeremy would deliberately not do the flashy dunking right now. He is serving his ultimate goal by using his excellent diplomatic instincts. He intends to GET IT DONE on the court in ways that tighten the bromances for the killer team-ball wins. His ambition is making the playoffs, and tight, willing team-ball is the only way they’ll get there. That Lin-Hawes-Zeller ping-pong kind of play is both his pleasure and his agenda. Flash is great (that 3 that slammed the door on the 3rd quarter was pretty thrilling). WINNING is better.

    • Singapore BB Fan

      excellent comment…right priority

    • JLin Fan from Australia

      Report of JLin fan on Shenzhen game. I like point 3 the best as we couldn’t see this on streaming.
      1.场面火爆:本以为提前半个小时坐地铁到大运站不会迟到。谁知下了地铁,排队上公交,一路车水马龙,到了体育场附近更是人头涌动,车子开开停停。。。。。一路小跑,找到位置时,已经到了开场前书豪的讲话,好险啊!
      2.深圳球迷很给力,让书豪赚足面子。之前看接机的球迷那么寥寥无几,生怕书豪受到冷落,在球队、老板、主席面前丢掉面子。。。。。从开场发言,到上场,只要
      一触球,偌大体育场欢声雷动;所到之处都是掌声和镁光,除了乔老板中场露面,震天动地外,书豪是当之无愧最受欢迎的球星。
      3.教练与书豪频繁的互动。在场边观战,看的最清楚,全场教练利用各种机会不停与书豪沟通,比如罚篮时候,比如暂停,都见到教练把书豪叫到面前指指点点,面授机宜。
      4.NBA巨头的露面。除了神一样的乔老板之外,还有几位传奇来到现场,奥托姆博、老库里。。。。。。以及主席肖华,最意外的还是书豪的恩师——德.丹东尼作为解说也来了。
      5.各种剧情齐备的演出:在中国球迷面前的第一场演出,在乔老板、NBA主席、传奇巨星面前的注视下,书豪高光表现:第一次投篮命中,只有1次失误,投中压哨3分,不看人妙传,远程导弹长传,犀利突破,血战到底。。。。。。重要的是,球队胜利,最高的胜负值,教练、球迷、媒体一致点赞!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I love your conclusion: Flash is great but winning is better.
      There is no point to rile your opposition if you are not ready to deal with it properly.
      Keep it low key and get the job done first.
      Jeremy controlled the flow of game first and organized his teammates on the offense and defense before making flashy plays like dunking. Clippers did the Alley Oop dunk but the Hornets just worked so much harder and determined to get the team together and beat them on the scoreboard. Way to go, Jeremy!

    • JLin Fan from Australia
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That just relieves the pain but the problem lingers. The overuse of some muscle without rest would lead to further damages.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Exactly. The Hornets is working on the team chemistry and making plays to coordinate their strength to play together at the next level. That’s what a preseason game is about. Winning is an appetizer though.

      Big Al is getting there and his shots just barely missed the hoop. He would get back in game shape soon. He is leaner and moves quicker and instead of working on his one on one move, he had been working on making plays too, not to mention the other players on the roster.

      From the last game, we knew who is NBA ready and who isn’t. Harrison would take at least another season.

      They didn’t play Hairston last game at all who was placed at the 30th starting SF in as many teams in NBA. It wasn’t fair because he isn’t supposed to start as SF for the Hornets. I saw it as a deliberated effort from the media to diss the Hornets.

      Read this.

      Ranking all 30 NBA small forwards.

      Hornets’ SF was ranked the 30th because they skipped Nick Batum in the ranking and selected to place Hairston in his place. Hairston was far from being qualified as a starting SF in NBA.
      http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/153844616/nba-small-forward-rankings-lebron-james-durant

    • David Kim

      Clippers beat writer for the Orange County register:

      Dan Woike
      Dan Woike – Verified account ‏@DanWoikeSports

      Clippers have given up 85 points in three quarters – and it feels like all of them have been scored or assisted by Jeremy Lin.
      12:11 AM – 11 Oct 2015

    • Acbc

      Man, is this comment for real? It says a lot when opposing writers say as much.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      It’s a camouflage.

      There isn’t any other SFs on the team that coach Clifford can use to start. The depth of PF is much better than the depth of SF in Charlotte Hornets.

      Nic Batum has to double up in SG and SF too if Jeremy Lamb fails to step in as the starting SG too. So I would think soon or later, Coach Clifford has to move Zeller to the SF position. The Hornets is loaded up in the PF position and the team needs more depth in SF. Hairston is not good enough as a starting SF.

      Read this. Ranking all 30 NBA small forwards
      http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/153844616/nba-small-forward-rankings-lebron-james-durant

      Jeremy Lamb might not be ready as SG for the Hornets. The Hornets signed a new SG Damien Wilkins as soon as MKG got hurt. Coach Clifford would figure something out about their SF/SG dilemma.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin practiced on the fling-a-link pass to Hawes before the game with Coach Silas.

    • grover chang

      Spurs like.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is a funny article: It’s late at night, and you’re up watching preseason basketball, what in the world is wrong with you?
      Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers late night game thread
      http://www.atthehive.com/2015/10/11/9496007/charlotte-hornets-vs-los-angeles-clippers-late-night-gamethread

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Bravo!

    • David Kim

      Yes

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Doc Rivers doesn’t like to go to China for their preseason games against the lowly Hornets, much less than being swept by the team. I guess he would like to play the Spurs instead. However, he has to face it; his team is in serious danger being swept by the lowly Hornets in the preseason double header, it’s a team with Jeremy Lin. The Hornets is very much like the home team and the Clippers has to play two road games in the double header. Doc is having a bad taste in his mouth right now; the worst that he can stomach in the preseason. Should you play CP3 or let him rest?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Is it a coincidence that the global game in China with Jeremy Lin on one of the team?

      Who else could have guessed that the Hornets would sign Jeremy with their Mid level exception; a very low contract?
      Last time it was Indiana, which was considered an elite team at the time and which got swept by the Rockets with Jeremy.
      Now it’s the Clippers turn.

    • CJSHYY

      Hornets agreed to come to China for these oversea games was back to Feb, they didn’t know they will sign Lin this summer. But thanks to Lin, Hornets got the biggest reward for this trip. W/O Lin, all the focus will be on Clippers not Hornets.

    • Phillycheese

      Seriously, what hair products does he use to make it stand straight even after an entire BBall game?

    • Phillycheese

      Strange how things work out?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      That’s exactly what I feels. Nobody could have guessed; nobody?. Well, I believe in God. Who else?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Is it true?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I guess the League wants to get MJ to China. The best way is to put his team there? There is a pleasant surprise though, MJ’s team has Jeremy on it! Much better than Kobe to the China solo!

    • David Kim

      Yes. You can check it from his twitter.

    • KL

      2 questions have made me think a bit.

      The first is that Clifford has been giving Lin a lot of minutes (relatively). At first I was worried that he was “testing” Jeremy like any of the guys trying to find a rotation spot. However, he gave Jeremy a rest after the Clippers game was wrapped up.

      So it could simply be that he wanted to WIN and Jeremy was integral to winning. Add on the fact that Jeremy as a true sixth man would need to work with various lineups, and exposing Jeremy to the whole roster would be good. Another bonus point, if Clifford knew that Jeremy had been yanked around for the past 3 years and needed consistent playing time to develop rhythm and confidence, and gave him that playing time this preseason, then Clifford is a genius.

      Secondly, there seems to be a clear delineation when Jeremy is playing PG or SG. With the 2 earlier coaches I would believe that it was random. With Clifford and this team, I am not so sure. There seems to be no confusion with the team and the switch seems to take effect for long stretches. It could be a deliberate adjustment to keep their opponents off guard. It definitely seemed to have worked. Miami has great pick and roll defense. Clippers have great rim protection. Both teams could have made things hard for Jeremy but the Hornets won comfortably. Clifford could be smarter than we give him credit for.

      Lastly, I think Lin will play with Kemba. I am not sure as a starter or otherwise. That means plenty of minutes. They could also swop roles as PG or SG at a word from the coach. Very interesting…

    • KHuang

      Clifford’s mentality is very simple when it comes to Lin.

      Clifford feels that Lin is best placed to lead the team to wins by coming off the bench with Charlotte’s supertalented young athletic veterans.

    • KHuang

      Actually, A LOT of people including me were saying things like “Lin will GET HIS”.

      Lin is a GREAT PLAYER with predictable excellence.

    • KHuang

      It is true, on and off the court.

    • KHuang

      Chris Paul and Austin Rivers being in would have MADE NO DIFFERENCE.

      Lin historically has whupped the tar out of both of them!!!

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      The League may have to ban this.

    • KHuang

      Better to save leg energy for chasing JJ Redick than for wasting energy on a simple 2pt play.

    • KHuang

      Let CP3 rest.

      Lin beats on Paul in a way nobody else in the NBA can.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Who else but the tank commander?

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Heaven forbidden there is a dumb choice that the Lakers will take before Okafor.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Randle is not smooth at all in his plays.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      I have watched this a dozen time and still haven’t got tired of it.

    • Kwok Wai Lai

      This is more than a hockey assist. The commentator coined the term ping pong assist.

    • Rick Johnson
    • Kwok Wai Lai

      Lin-Zeller-Hawes becomes such a formidable combination!

    • blueCypher

      This is not the real skip bayless

    • grover chang

      Could you win MVP as a bench player?

    • KL

      Don’t disagree with your point. Though I am just trying to figure out Clifford’s plans. Reading people is one of my pet peeves.

      Defensively I noticed that Lin did a better job guarding Redick compared to Lamb. Lin was just quicker and more alert and was able to bother Redick more.

      Also good call on the starters WITHOUT LIN. They are struggling. Batum in particular looks like he really needs Lin on the floor with him.

    • Tiuniasing
    • John Lee

      Yet the question is a valid one. 🙂

    • Arsenium12 .

      Here’s a small map that shows the location of the Hornets’ hotel, the Mercedes Benz arena, and the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, the site of NBA Fan Appreciation Day. It’s less than 10 miles (16 km) from their hotel to the Oriental Sports Center. The river shown is the Huangpo.

      Apparently, the NBA is actually involved in management of the Mercedes Benz arena. One of their partners is AEG, a conglomerate that is involved with about 100 facilities world-wide (i.e either owning, operating, or providing consulting services). Some of the better known venues are : Staples Center (Los Angeles), Barclays Center (Brooklyn), and O2 Arena (London).

      See : http://www.mercedes-benzarena.com/index.php/about-us/our-management
      See : http://aegworldwide.com/facilities/facilities
      __________

    • CJSHYY

      Ya! 1st unit looked not that good & I believe if w Lin on court w them. They will all get more easy shots.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! I want to know about that too? Guess not maybe only 6th man.

    • Arsenium12 .
    • Arsenium12 .

      Lin seems really relaxed and at ease in this video. It was done after practice in Shanghai. See : http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2015/10/12/1444662240473-lin-post-practice-shanghai-101215.mp4-53510

    • JW
    • JW
    • Brent Yen

      Thanks!

    • webattorney

      Agree he should have dunked that one. If his legs get tired from doing one dunk . . . what can I say?

    • Brent Yen

      His pace was wrong, so he probably did not wanna force it…

    • webattorney

      Good observations. Gotta hand it to you for watching the game 5 times. I only watched Lin’s highlights 2 times.

    • spiderman

      Cautiously optimistic (as we have learned to be), but Clifford does seem genuine about winning and wanting to use Lin effectively. Looking to be an exciting season with The Hair

    • KHuang

      But they won’t make those easy shots even if Lin set them up on every play.

      Clifford obviously has considere that too,
      for Lin’s sake!

    • KHuang

      If Lin can lead this seemingly lowly Hornets teams to 50-60 games won, he’d totally deserve it.

    • KHuang

      Like I wrote this summer, you can pretty throw any combination of Hornets players out there with Lin and they’ll do great.

    • JW
    • KHuang

      Lamb has the knowledge and athleticism to easily guard the NBA’s best shooting guard in JJ Redick, but Lamb doesn’t yet have the DISCIPLINE because he’s still doing that lazy defensive basketball that he learned at OKC from Durant and Westbrook.

      Lamb needs to play with Lin and absorb Lin’s intensity. Clifford knows this and has openly spoke about demoting Lamb if it weren’t for the Hornets having nobody close to a starting SG other than Lin who’s desperately needed for the bench.

      All summer long on this site, I taunted Clifford’s outrageous claim that “Batum would be the first or second option”. I wrote that Clifford would find out the hard way that Batum was a stationary player who could occasionally drive to the basket as a 3 and not do much else. I also wrote that Batum would be actually guarded for the first time in his career since he no longer had Aldridge and Lillard and Matthews protecting him.

      So Batum’s lukewarm play not only comes as no surprise to me, I actually consider it an improvement over the MISERY Batum would have had if MKG hadn’t gone down and Batum was left to play 2 guard despite having no dribbling or shooting or cutting skills!

    • KHuang

      Michael Jordan is ALMOST as popular as Lin is!!!

    • KHuang

      Ugh.

      It looks like Lin had another great practice.

      As long as the Hornets keep winning, Lin’s smiles shouldn’t adversely affect team chemistry too badly.

    • JW

      So far so good that Lin found a team that might work out well for him. Will see when the season starts if anything changes.

    • CJSHYY

      Haha! Really have to thank these China’s fans. They are doing a great job.

    • KHuang

      Question:

      Which teams will give Lin his most formidable challenges?

      My picks are:

      1) Memphis.
      They’re a solid team that just added a key player in Matt Barnes. Barnes is a modern day Shane Battier in that Barnes doesn’t put up much stats but gets the entire team to play hardnosed playoff intensity basketball. Barnes often guards Lin, and that helps coordinate defenses against Lin’s teams.

      2) Atlanta.
      This was a tough team last year, albeit one that Lin and Kobe easily beat last year. They have a solid team from top to bottom and an excellent PG in Jeff Teague. I regard them as the strongest competiton to Lin’s Hornets in the weakened Eastern Conference this season.

      3) Chicago
      Lin traditionally has played extremely well against Chicago because nobody can guard him. Still, Lin’s teams have lost badly to the Bulls mainly because Lin’s teammates always have gotten selfish against the bonecrushing Bulls defense. This year will be different, but the underrated backcourt of Hinrich and Brooks is deadlier than the starting backcourt of Rose and Butler.

      4) Houston
      If James Harden goes down, Houston will be more competitive with Brewer starting and Lawson leading. Houston has significant veteran firepower, especially in the frontcourt.

      5) Golden State.
      Last year’s champions are still the team to beat. This Warriors teams would likely beat down the Hornets starts so badly in the 1st quarter that it would be garbage time the instant Lin entered the game!

    • TTNN

      It is very cool that the reporters picked up the Zeller/Lin chemistry pretty quick, and looks like all players want to be part of it. Not like in LAL, when it is obvious Lin/Ed chemistry is shown in preseason, no team member/coach want to admit it, or even face it. Kind of happy AI also buys in and sounds happy to play with Batum and Lin

    • GoodDayLA

      Cavs, spurs, warriors, okc, toronto

    • TTNN

      not AI? I thought he was talking about AI though.

    • spiderman

      Haven’t seen other teams yet, but very interested in a match-up with Lakers.

      It would be great to see Hornets embarrass BS and Lin-haters

    • JW

      Yea, I thought that too at first. But coach said Good basketball player that people didn’t know. I think it might’ve been the continuation from Cody’s interview on the previous night.

    • TTNN

      I have the same feeling, it does feels like coach want Lin to steady the ship when starters are not there, and yet, he also want Lin to blend in with the starters to contribute, when he might play a minor role and leave the stage to Batum, but help to boost the offense and defense.

      It was pretty obvious in the Clipper game, when the game is on the line, the team is loosing, coach sub Lin in with starters, and immediately the flow changed, it went much faster and ball moves quicker, and Batum start to be more active, and looks like coach don’t want that line up to be scouted too much, and they only played like 2-3 min.

      Yet, Lin has been playing with all the players, and trying to build up chemistry with every big. I really like that arrangement, even Lin might not start, but he is playing a key role to glue the whole team together, and smooth transition from 1st team to second team, and give opponent no break, and potentially harder punch in second team.

      Some guy went to Hornets early team practice saying that Lin switch teams during scrimmage so he is playing with both 1st and second team plenty.

    • TTNN

      but…. I thought he meant people don’t know he is a good player other than post game too……

    • JW

      You missed LAL since u got memphis as #1:

      Lakers draw comparisons to Grizzlies after rout over non-NBA team

      http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-20151012-story.html

    • CJSHYY

      In Lakers, due to Kobe & BS, Lin couldn’t do it too well. smh! But In Hornets, they want to win of course coach wants to find the best team up on court. Plus these teammates seem to be more easy going have no big ego guy in the team.

    • TTNN

      now looks back, Hornets could have use Barnes instead of let him go. I think maybe Barnes don’t want to play here.

      regarding Houston, I don’t think Harden’s injury is something too severe, only a bruise, and does not look back looking back to the play. On the other hand, I do have concern about that team chemistry, and Lawson is no Jeremy Lin, either pair up with James, or not pair up is not a good solution. I don’t think McHale could handle that many big heads, and I do anticipate more potential problem this season. I don’t think this team is better than last season.

      Golden state, we are trying to play their game, and I hope Hornets utilize their advantage in length inside, and beat them that way. Zeller, Hawes will need to be fully utilized, and AI in offense will be useful. Defensively, I hope coach will be brave enough to sit Kemba, match up Lin/Batum/Marvins should be good for splash bro.

    • TTNN

      come on, LA times needs to be postie sometimes….. give them a break.

    • joyce ward

      My group for pure basketball play: Spurs,Golden State,Memphis Grizzles
      My list for bad ref calls: Cavs, Rockets
      My list is short because lin already know the tendencies of the west players. I think is a much better player than the guards in the east. I think this year Lin will finally be able to show his skill set.

    • wandertheglobe

      10 miles in Shanghai traffic could be a while, think LA traffic on steroid.

    • joyce ward

      They are such frauds.LOL

    • JW

      OK. I made the change to the original post. I listened again louder and it looks like it is Al.

    • TTNN

      Lin usually defend James pretty well. Defend James don’t need that superior speed and no need of height advantage, one just need to have good foot speed and smart read on his movement. As long as you defend use your foot than hand, you will not give him that cheap call, and Harden is not that strong in push people around, he use his craftiness to bait people.

    • CJSHYY
    • joyce ward

      LOL

    • CJSHYY
    • joyce ward

      Lin always plays well against LBJ with those skills you just mentioned. When lin gets the better of him, he starts taking cheap shots which the ref won’t call.

    • JW

      The guy might lose his LAL media pass now.

    • JJ Hui

      Thanks! My bad, i didnt know so many Walkers in nba!

    • blueCypher

      haha, i died when i saw this

    • joyce ward

      Everybody taking a cheap shot at the Lakers because they know the Lakers are full of it. LOL

    • sws94

      Teams with good rim protectors like Anthony Davis and long trapping defenders like Iggy and K Leonard. Also teams that play PnR well like Miami. But, since Lin is jump shooting more and playing the 2 more, some of this is offset.

    • spiderman

      They are slow. They deserve the Lakers

    • JJ Hui

      Hahaha! Love it!

    • KHuang

      I don’t think those will bother Lin at all.

      Anthony Davis’s Pelicans have never even come close to stopping Lin despite their incredible talent. Davis is a LAZY AND CLUELESS defensive player who’s usually in the wrong spot, and NOP’s perimeter players are selfish scorers who have no clue on defense. And with Charlotte’s bench bombers, Davis will be pulled even further out of position.

      As far as the Spurs go, I’ve always considered Tim Duncan the primary defender on Lin since Leonard and those other guys rely on Duncan covering the rim behind them. But with Duncan declining, Lin should have no problem doing whatever he wants against Leonard.

    • JW

      One thing that made me think it was not Al is because I would think Al think himself as a franchise player. Having coach call him good basketball player probably would not sit well w/ Al.

    • KHuang

      Joyce Ward, great post.

      I also have a question for you.

      Is there any team that though weak could cause a problem for the Hornets or even Lin specifically because of a single bad matchup?

      If I had to pick one, it would be Milwaukee with backup PG Jerryd Bayless. Bayless historically has played well against Lin and has caused 4th quarter problems for the entire NBA.

      Bayless is the only player in the entire NBA that has me concerned when Lin plays him.

    • joyce ward

      I agree. Clifford likes batum’s game, but Clifford also realizes that Lin/Batum playing together knocks teams off balance.

    • Alt-Alt

      At the end of their careers, who will be more viewed as more successful in their respective fields?

      Neil Degrasse Tyson or Jeremy Lin?

    • blubell
    • TTNN

      I mean James Harden here. 🙂 I don’t think Lin will get assignment to against LBJ though.

    • joyce ward

      I think lin was never given an opportunity to succeed in the positions he’s played. Now he has a coach that actually sits with him to watch film and breakdown his plays, lin is going to play on another level with the likes of Bayless.

    • KHuang

      I think – no, KNOW – that you are RIGHT.

    • Alain Gervais

      models are important. to see people who look like you succeed is important to young kids who are dreaming of being in the nba and they have a real figure who did it. also parents would more likely invest in it when those icons are there

    • sws94

      You are under-rating Leonard by a huge margin. He disrupts really top players with his on-ball pressure and length and quickness. He definitely had Lin struggling last season, more so than Tony Allen. And Davis is one of the top shot blockers in the league and altered or blocked a bunch of Lin’s shots on drives last season. These two are two of the best defenders in the league, cause a lot of top players to struggle, and I think it is a complement to Lin that the opposing coach would top defender on him to try to break his rhythm or get the ball out of his hands.

    • KHuang

      Watch Leonard’s production DECLINE this year as Duncan fades.

      Then watch Davis get burned defensively again for his nearly league worst team defensive rating despite him and Asik “protecting” the laint.

    • joyce ward

      Also, I agree with you that lin will be getting lots of minutes with both units to steady the ship to win. Clifford even said the last press conference is that he puts lin in and let him play his game(in my D’antoni voice). LOL

    • blueCypher

      What even is this from ?

    • CJSHYY
    • blueCypher

      Damn, i don’t think i can watch it

    • blueCypher

      I gues someone will upload this to youtube

    • joyce ward

      i gotta say although Duncan and Parker are aging, there is still Leonard. Pop watches lin and when lin was killing Parker’s game, he sent in Leonard to disrupt lin’s game with his long arms and Anthony Davis does the same thing. Now that Clifford is coaching Lin maybe he can suggest some things to do. That’s why i picked Spurs that lin would be challenged with his game.

    • CJSHYY

      Normally for China only I guess.

    • joyce ward

      Yes MJ , collect those coins. LOL

    • joyce ward

      I think he will in mismatches. Which I think Clifford will use a lot to keep from scouting his players tenencies

    • blueCypher

      A part of me wanted Lin to surprise this season low-key under the radar. This china trip didnt help with that haha. But then again he is still underrated and underpaid. Plus his confidence is high, so that only helps his game.

    • Alain Gervais

      lin will never be under the radar. I’m actually surprise how houston and lal kept lin under the radar. if hornets when and lin plays well i bet he gets the attention given he is clearly the biggest name in the hornets

    • CJSHYY

      In Hou w Harden, Lin couldn’t be too popular. In Lakers, only Kobe can shine so no room for Lin again. smh! But w Hornets, as long as Lin can play well & win the games… they will let him shine.

    • KHuang

      He’s getting attention now, indeed.

      This offseason, Lin has made a concerted calculated effort to MARKET HIMSELF.

      Since Lin by his own admission was so negatively regarded by the media, Lin’s gone out and taken concrete steps to openly combat the media negativity.

      It is SKILLFUL MARKETING by Lin’s advertising team.

    • CJSHYY

      I think these China games do help Lin a lot. W MJ endorsement, it’s really good for Lin. He needs it now.

    • KHuang

      Lin as an Asian American might be deliberately kept out of the radar by the American media, but NBA opponents KNOW EXACTLY who Lin is and how dangerous Lin is.

      That’s why Lin draws not just the best defenders, but double and triple teams.

    • blueCypher

      He did have some early season -shine with the lakers

    • KHuang

      I cannot overemphasize how important Michael Jordan’s approval is to Lin in the eyes of the American public.

    • KHuang

      Midseason shine too as Lin’s Laker bench was the best in the entire NBA and was outperforming a lot of starting lineups. That caused a lot of embarrassment for the Lakers and especially Byron Scott.

      Then there was late season shine too with that 19 PER and RAPM and string of multiple Linsanity level games.

    • CJSHYY

      Not only the American public but also Asia too. All the sudden, Lin became more valuable again. Good to see this.

    • Rick Johnson

      Hope to see some pictures of Yao and Jeremy

      https://twitter.com/NBA/status/653601535746830336

    • KHuang

      I want Jordan to pull Lin into his private gym for 1-on-1 trashtalking and tutoring.

      Even if Jordan did nothing but hit fadeaway jumpers over Lin and talk the legendary Jordan smack, that would be invaluable to Lin’s development!

    • blueCypher

      I dont see Jordan doing this until well into the regular season, if everything goes well haha

    • Rick Johnson

      Nice timing with the Fresh off the Boat appearance too.

    • blueCypher

      I didnt realize Cody Zeller was 4th pick in the 2013 draft. Lin + Zeller and Lin + Kaminsky in the future would be fun to watch

    • blueCypher

      holy h***, yao ming got FAT 🙂

    • Rick Johnson

      Seems like there a a lot of high picks that don’t seem to pan out but then when they get to play with JLin suddenly their skills come out. Ed Davis was first round 13th overall and languished for years until JLin brought out his game.