without sounding like a typical fanboy I would've rather have Lin play backup PG than Bell. Charlie Bell just looks confused when he has the ball on offense. He'll try to post up, terminate his dribble and get stuck. I like the way Lin always looks to penetrate and shoot/pass. Hopefully the Coaching staff will give Lin more opportunities to grow as a player and earn his minutes, his teammate's trust and respect
There were a few minutes where Conley sat and Acie Law was playing point. Lin could have matched up against Law, or give a breather to Carney who was clearly being beaten by OJ Mayo.There were chances where Lin could play some decent minutes, particularly with Golden State up by 18.
I don't know if I'm alone in saying this, but shouldn't the Asian Warrior fans tone it down every time Jeremy touches the ball? If I were Jeremy Lin, I would be distracted from all the cheering. It would just make the situation more nerve-racking and intimidating. I'm Chinese, and of course I'm a fan of his, but the excessive cheering is just too much.
I agree, the game was going well for Smart, so unless he got a huge lead, there was no need to throw in Lin to temper with the flow/chemistry of the game. Lin is well suited to be a fire off the bench; it wasn't necessary to sub him tonight. Personally I was waiting and hoping to see Lin coming in, but it was very understandable in Smart's decision.
hey blackie great that u are a fan of J.lin,too.nice game u had in hong kong~ support.
It was good that Smart didn't put in Lin for 1-5 useless minutes. Especially at home.But it was annoying how he was talking up Lin and saying Reggie wasn't fitting in as backup PG...only to use him as a backup PG anyway. I think Smart has been doing a good job overall, but this game was won by luck. Memphis played very, very sloppy and Monta hit some low% shots in crunch time.
Regarding the cheering and support: I'm sure that J. Lin places enough pressure on himself without the extra pressure from the home crowd. On the other hand, the home crowd is giving him positive attention, not jeers or boos. I can see however J. Lin prefers to be treated like any other basketball player. So fans, let's support him, calm down and let's cheer him when he's playing well so that he does NOT become a novelty for GSW org. and fans.
If fans do not cool it, Smart will play Lin more on the road, where he can learn without the idiotic noise levels. Are these fans dumb, or just low IQ (for Asians)? Get over it!
Hellooo everyone, it's not that JLin is Asian, it's that he is a hometown boy. Did you happen to see the Palo Alto High sweatshirts in the crowd on Asian appreciation night? The Warriors program couldn't ask for a better marketing scenario in JLin. He's been overlooked his entire career and to have the opportunity to play for his home team, what more could you ask for. Consider if he was laying somewhere else. Do you think he would garner the same noise and applause because he is Asian?
Why do you assume that the only people cheering are Asians ?If you were watching the game, you will notice that the cheers are coming from all ethnicities: Asian, Black, White, Hispanic, Pacific Islander etc.It's a herd mentality. Most of them are screaming just because others are doing it. Most of them don't even know what they are screaming about.They are applauding whenever Jeremy Lin shows up. Which means they are not cheering for his performance as an athlete ... but as a curiosity. As a player, Lin deserves better than this.
did i miss something? lin didn't even touch the ball tonight. so complaining about cheering now.. well, you are too late for that. besides, people can cheer to their heart's contempt. they paid for the tickets didn't they? and who's to say they are all asians? assuming they are asians and calling them dumb.. now that is just plain stupid, racists (if you are not asian)and self-hating (if you are asian). and if you are asian, why feel so damn embarrassed? where are your pride?! besides, there are a lot of groups of people who have reasons to cheer for lin.. asians (obviously), minorities, christians, locals, dubs fans, underdog fans, fans of great success stories, band-wagoners.. et cetera. i say cheer on! if he truely is great as we all hope, he will overcome this and become even tougher. smart played ellis too many minutes as usual. he was great tonight but i thought he could've used a little more rest as he made some sloppy plays early in the 4th quarter. i felt, had he played lin as backup pg vs memphis, they would not have lost the huge lead and end up fighting for the game at the end. putting lin in instead of bell in these situations would be much better defensively, and for the development of a future pg star. bell on the other hand is on his way out and he has very little to offer at this moment in his career.
What's more annoying than fans cheering for Lin? Fans complaining about other fans cheering for Lin. And what's the most annoying thing? Asian fans complaining about other Asian fans cheering for Lin. Thank you!
Jeremy Lin is not trying to make history as the first Asian American to touch a basketball. He's trying to be the best player that he can be.The people who are cheering like crazy idiots don't realize that they are sabotaging his development and career. And if they don't care about Lin's success as a player, then they aren't really fans. Just insecure people trying to find a reason to feel good about themselves.Yes, the noise does affect him. Just like it does every other rookie player in the NBA. Even John Wall doesn't get treated this way in Washington.
You guys are making Lin overrated. He's a bench player who has yet to develop. Development also comes with practices...not just games. You guys are acting like he'll never grow if he doesn't play in a game. Trust me, he's growing every day when he goes to "work." When he's ready, Smart will play him more. But with his inconsistent offense and his "I'm too scared to take a jumper attitude," the Warriors are only going to use Ellis since he's practically the only offensive power they have with Curry out. Thank goodness Dorell Wright is playing well but I dont know how long that will last.
Just let the kid play ball.
Oh Please. Reading articles is a good way to acquire information, but don't start spreading things that aren't facts. I don't agree with the "I'm too scared to take a jumper attitude" assumption. Just because Ellis jokingly said it in practice doesn't mean people should take it as an indication that he IS too scared. Since when was he even given the chance to display this? He has only played in 2 games (less than 15mins total.. and not to mention in garbage time). Some drafted rookies who are known for their "pure-shooting" skills take a whole year and even with lots of minutes are still not developed. And don't get me started on his alleged "inconsistent offense". Besides, when you assume things like this about Lin, aren't you doing the very same that made it such an uphill clime for him?Nobody is over-rating Lin. If anything, they are under-rating him. Cheering like "crazy idiots" could mean sabotaging his development, then again it could mean toughening him up. Who knows. All I know is that you are calling people idiots when you are the one assuming things. Stop fearing, relax, and have fun as he shows us what he can really do when given the chance.
"Besides, when you assume things like this about Lin, aren't you doing the very same that made it such an uphill clime for him?"I think that everyone is assuming something at one point or another. I think the other guy was assuming Jeremy is still growing and you're assuming he deserves to play. As for me, I don't give a damn about who plays as long as the Warriors win. But I really hope Curry comes back because Ellis/Curry combo would spread the floor more than Ellis/Lin would.
That being said..I am a fan of Jeremy Lin and I really hope he gets better and more comfortable. But for now, I would rather have Curry back. I really think Jeremy will be a great player if he works at it. It's just hard because I don't have all the confidence that he can carry the team just yet.
Other reasons to be optimistic about JL getting his chance:1) It seems like Curry's ankle is gonna limit keep him out for at least another game. Maybe more (good move, no reason to risk the season).2) Warriors have four road games in five days (Sunday-thursday). JL will have to fill in at least a little.
In the recent Laker game, I thought Derek Fisher was a punk for pushing Jeremy, but I guess Jeremy was blocking Fisher's field of vision, so I can understand. Plus, Fisher probably felt Jeremy was "Showing him Up" by walking in front of him.
not a big fan of fisher but you can see clearly that jeremy put his arm in fisher's chest firsthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2o5mUlOSgg
I don't understand when people say Jeremy was a "weak offense". He obviously can drive, is very quick (quickest person on the team except for Monte), and he's a magician with assists. How would you compare his game with Magic's? he was known for assists too. Now I know in his big drive in the Clippers game he lost the ball, but I don't think he ever lost the ball in the Lakers game. That means he's obviously improving, namely with his ball security. And he's always been good with assists, so that in itself makes him an offensive force. Just like how Blake Griffin missed almost all his dunks on Fri., I might improve too and become the electrifying Superstar people come to Clippers games to watch.
Yikes, I can't believe how many typos I had.
It's great that some of you are Warrior's fans and all but I think Lin comes first on a blog site with the "jeremylin.net" domain name ;) That being said, I rather he gets all the minutes he can handle while putting up impressive numbers even if his team sucks. Chances are if Lin is successful, then the Warriors are successful. But if the Warriors are successful, it's not guaranteed that Lin will become successful too. Picture Curry coming back.. Lin will have to fight with Bell for garbage minutes. Don't get me wrong, I like Curry and I hope him well, but I'm rooting for Lin first so that's quite a dilemma. As for the Dubs, they can rot for all I care ;). Go Lakers.
Yes, Lin punked Fisher. But we all know Fisher and Kobe plays dirty. Fisher even said it last year, he tries get rookies out of rhyme before they can blossom. It was apparent that he and Kobe (or someone else?) tried to full court trap Lin multiple times during the Dubs vs. Lakers game.
Hey why wasn't Jeremy allowed to suit-up in the Rockets game? Does that mean he was wearing street-clothes while sitting on the bench? I didn't watch the game and I never caught the reason why.
There's no prove that the loud cheers negatively affects Lin's performance. It may in fact helps him play better, just as most players play better with the home crowd.
Fisher's image is overrated. He's portrayed as this "perfect man" when in reality, he's the dirtiest, unethical, steroid looking person you'll ever find. Since he can't keep up with most point guards, he uses dirty methods in order to stay on the same level. His off-the-court image is good though nontheless(President of Players Association), but yea.
What's with the bright orange sneakers? Bleh
blackie chan, is that you from SLAC?
Yeah, it's me.I just feel the need to jump in when haterz criticize my peeps.
just don't cheer for jlin every time he touches the ball. he aint a circus freak. hes a pro baller and he can play. cheer when he goes in and let him make you cheer -- like when he played against the lakes. he was great. if reggie buries that nice dish from jlin, dubs go from 24 down to 11 down with jlin at the helm and then maybe we got a qb controversy on your hands... last thing smart needs is jlin leading a 24pt comeback... why else would you sit him with 5 fouls? ... save him for garbage time? so ...just let him play... he's a point guard ... did you see the flow change in the lakes game? that's the jlin effect ... and PLEASE cheer when he deserves it (cause that's what he would want. no pro wants to be cheered for dribbling or holding a basketball. treat Jeremy like what he is ... A PRO!)
meh this whole cheering thing will die down. it's a novelty for now, sure. and it will go up in large asian markets. i don't think it's necessary to tell people to cheer less or something...it'll sort itself out.