Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jeremy Lin Back in Action + Li Na, New Asian Star


I think this past game was Jeremy's best shooting game. He looked real comfortable with his jumper.

Also, very interesting that everyone is jumping on the Jimmer Fredette bandwagon. I hear talk of him going in the lottery after last nights game. Amazing if he does, and Jeremy doesn't even get drafted. hmmm....

On a side note, it looks like a new Asian star has been born in tennis player Li Na of China. You need to watch the interview at the end. She is hilarious! Not sure what they think about her tat in China though.





Jeremy's upcoming games:

Friday 7pm Reno vs Bakersfield
Saturday 7pm Reno vs Bakersfield

See link at top right of this post to watch.

97 comments:

  1. Leave that stuff in China. I don't want to hear/see communist propaganda. Keep USA safe,free and soul-clean.

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  2. as opposed to democracy by the barrel of a gun propaganda in the usa? lolz found. how's that patriot act and multiple government sponsored assassinations of the kennedy family working out for you?

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  3. Why all the hate against Asian Americans for embracing one of their own in Jeremy Lin ?

    On the flip side, how perfectly acceptable it is for White people to hype up Jimmer Fredette. After just one game.

    I sense a double standard in society. It's OK to carry the Great White Hope on your shoulders. But not the Great Asian Hope.

    Oh yeah .... and Go ! Go ! Li Na ! Beat that White girl ! Make us proud.

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  4. This is a forum dedicated for JlIN.
    Please keep chinese materials off_limit.
    We want to keep USA american.

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  5. You guys are going to get far in life holding all this China-anxiety inside you.

    Why does everything have to be an Asian vs White thing or Lin vs China thing?

    You'll never get anywhere in life thinking in those terms.

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  6. One of the things that makes this site interesting and unique to me is the tangents we can get on because it's hard to separate being a basketball fan from the Asian American experience. Issues of race, geopolitics (Taiwanese v Chinese) and religion are subcurrents to the threads. I sensed at one point the discussion was going to turn to whether or not Lin's mom is a "Tiger Mother."

    From a basketball perspective, one reason I like the d-league vs. playing (or rather sitting) at Oracle is except for one silly comment, the announcers, even "Eat" and "Disgustin," focus on playing ball.

    Much as I'd like to see him in a W's uniform, to me it would be preferable, given the opportunity and choice, for him to play on another NBA team. All of the items above will surface even more when he returns to the Warriors. You can read it and feel it in the blogsphere of the W's. I have no doubt he will show he has NBA playing ability, but I really feel he will be more accepted for his skills in another venue.

    All that said, back to tangents; I did enjoy the Li Na interview. Quite a character.

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  7. Hey Blackie, Jimmer Fredette is the real thing and has been doing it in legit D1 play for the past two years. Scoring 40+ point 6 times in any league is no fluke and doesn't need any hype. He can score with the best of them, definitely a more prolific scorer than JLin at this point. He's no Adam Morrison because he has handle and can create his shots. He was projected as a 1st rounder but chose to stay for his senior year. He'll be a lottery pick. I'll take him over JLin, and I'm a big JLin fan and Asian.

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  8. I'm not sure if this is a white/asian thing as much as lin and fredette being different kinds of players. Lin is an all-around guard while Fredette is an elite scorer. One of these sells better than the other.

    As I recall, JLin and Harvard got some press beating BC twice. Had he been leading the nation in scoring leading up to the UConn game and torched them in a W, he probably would have gotten similar coverage.

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  9. Like I said, Jimmer Fredette is White. If he was Black, it would not have made big waves, and his fanbase would be the same as any other Black player who scores 40 points and shows skills.
    Yes, he is White, and Mormon. Do they have a right to feel proud for one of their own ... absolutely.

    Just like Asian Americans have a right to feel proud of one of our own.

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  10. I'm white and I'm a huge Jeremy Lin fan, don't be such a bigot Blackie. I'm also a Steve Nash fan, and a Ray Allen fan. I get that JLin's background is unique and interesting, but him being Asian isn't the sole factor in how fun he is to watch as a player and as a person. Oh, and any guy dropping 40 would get coverage, it has absolutely nothing to do with him being white, don't be so racist.

    Oh, and Li Na is a great tennis player, she's always been really exciting and exuberant and her success isn't new, this moment has been inevitable and she can win in the finals.

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  11. whoever is good then it is good. no emotion please
    if Jimmer Fredette is good then we enjoy watch he play. just like James ...

    Please on emotion...

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  12. Please NO emotion

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  13. I was confused about what Fredette and Li Na had to do with Jeremy Lin.

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  14. Well obviously this Blog is about Jeremy Lin and the owner is of Asian and perhaps even Chinese descent. We may not all care about Li Na, but he does and he runs this site so whether we like it or not he can post whatever he wants. Hell he could even start posting updates about players in the Chinese Basketball Association.

    As an Asian-American, it is nice to see other people of Asian descent getting noticed in the sports world. At the same time, do I come here for that? absolutely not. It doesn't bother me if he posts off-topic news, as long as he keeps us up to date with Jeremy Lin. Perhaps as people suggested, also enabling forums on this website could help organize those discussions.

    Also maybe a live chat on the side during Jeremy's games would be productive as well?

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  15. Fredette is a young turk with tons of potential.
    He and Jlin are both pretty good in their own respective areas at professional infant stage ;it is very interesting to eye_witness and project their basketball future.
    Very thankful for happy hours and hopes they shower on us.
    I am TOTALLY opposed to bring LiNa into this site; because it is NOT basketball related.

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  16. I watched the video thinking Jeremy Lin was in the crowd but he had no relation to Li Na video, wtf! This is jeremylin.net, a site dedicated to stuff on JLin, can you make another site if you want to discuss other topics?

    Speaking of Fredette and JLin, as a JLin fan, I'm sorry but Fredette is a beast on those 3 pointers. He is not more impressive driving in to the hoop or defense but those far and away 3 pointers are sick. However, the way JLin has been shooting them 3s last game, he may have a chance to show off too.

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  17. Whoever owns this blog can post whatever the heck they want. Thanks for sharing the clip. I never really heard of Li Na but wow, good for her.

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  18. Of course "Whoever owns this blog can post whatever the heck they want",go ahead do it. Citizen_fans have rights to express their opinions either applause or opposition,because this is a public domain.

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  19. Li Na has been in the top 20 on women's tour for years. She's an established player. She reached the semi-finals last year in one of the hardcourt grand slams already - I just can't remember if it was the US Open or the Aussie. The post match interviews this year are getting more attention than any previous tournaments. Kim Clijsters had a really good one with Todd Woodbridge last week.

    Speaking of Clijsters, she is a tough tough opponent for Li. She is superior in almost every aspect of the game. One of the all-time greats in women's game, actually. It's great that finally a Chinese woman makes the final of a slam. But the odds are against her to win.

    Looking forward to tonight's game in Reno. Hope JLin will continue the hot shooting. Let's see lots of asst's too!
    Not looking forward to the commentating though...

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  20. wow... Lin not starting. i bet you the two tool announcers will say what a great move by musselman

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  21. danny green is acie law all over again for lin. dejavu in the dleague. hahaha

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  22. Maybe Coach Musselman benched Lin because Lin was angry at coach about being pulled for last play?

    Maybe he is slightly injured?

    Maybe Lin is getting closer to end of his pre-planned time with Reno and Coach Musselman is trying to establish rotations for playoff run?

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  23. Finally, Lin is put in his place. Benchwarmer in the D-League.

















    lol jk, i'm sure there's a good reason.

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  24. I see the logic. Jeremy will be coming off the bench when he returns to the big club.

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  25. announcers thinks the high altitudes may have effected green's game. lmao! that never occurred to them when lin played his first game in reno

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  26. I think we are seeing Jlin's value at the next level.

    Not primary scoring threat, but has to be able to make outside shot after other options on offense are not open, drive to basket to break down defense, and get occasional steal, rebound, or deflected ball.

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  27. Lin doesn't seem to need many touches of ball on offense, but can help trigger run by forcing turnovers and easy transition baskets.

    He looks very good despite not scoring much.

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  28. no, i expect more out of lin, don't settle for a backup player, mental limits are everything.

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  29. I know Green used to score 20+ points in the University of North Carolina so he wants to shoot, but his shots are so bad they need to bench him. Give JLin the ball more, he knows how to drive the ball in.

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  30. I like how the announcers say how Jeremy Lin improved a lot and have a chance back in the Golden State Warrior lineup if Step Curry is traded. Usually dislike what the announcers have to say about JLin but I see them slowly giving him better and better compliments as they've seen him play.

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  31. JLin can't let those 2 late TO's happen if he wants to be a PG in the NBA. He needs time in Reno to work on his handle, passing, and shooting. He has improved, but it doesn't help his game one bit to go back to the W's anytime soon. Not Feb, not March.

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  32. Jlin played well in many phases of the game,but he still has long way to go at PG.
    I do not see improvement at handle; turnover is number_1 shorcoming;most coacheds' trust of him would vaporize in no times,because of this.

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  33. I start questioning if JLin is belonging to NBA,because of getting traps and turnovers.

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  34. seriously? don't put down other players because jeremy didnt get drafted. Jimmer is a great basketball player. he's not an overnight sensation as he's been leading his team to any amazing season so far. jeremy has heart and hussle, but Jimmer just has flat out talent when it comes to scoring. who knows how he'll transition into the league, but for now, let's just appreciate another prolific scorer.

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  35. Video highlights from Friday's game against Bakersfield:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YrDAaDbxyQ

    Lin had 2 drives to the left that he finished with layups, a spin move left that he finished with the left, and 2 drives to the left that he ended with assists. I think he's shown he can go left if he wants.

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  36. Naysayers will think that Lin not starting or the stat line will suggest he's not NBA caliber, but the highlights (thanks real-dsb) show he's improving. I don't know if Musselman's strategy is getting him used to coming off the bench, or a "message" to him to take better care of the ball, but either is okay with me. When Jeremy does make a turnover he's usually trying to do something with the ball, but has taken it to trouble. Those T/Os just look bad. There's something to learn from Acie, he doesn't do much on the floor but doesn't make a lot of T/Os, especially "dumb" ones. If you aspire to have Lin's career > Acie's career I think you will be right, but first things first. As a coach Musselman > me so I think he will point this out.

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  37. Except for driving into that trap doubleteam on sideline at end of game and turnover off dribble on next play, Lin had a really great game yesterday.

    The subtle things he did, while not being primary offensive option, are likely how he would contribute as back up guard in NBA.

    I think it would take a couple years in NBA for Lin to become savvy veteran and be able to use his basketball IQ to establish himself as legitimate starting guard for right team.

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  38. Yeah, the T/Os glare at you. Better to be less obvious, that's how Acie survives.

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  39. Fredette is a great jumpshooter. Haven't seen much else in the highlights. No great defensive plays, blocks, or strong drives to the hole. But he's really focused on making those jumpshots.

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  40. Checked out Fredette out of curiousity. Nice player. How this relates to Lin is that Jimmer has done his weight work and looks strong in the upper body, something Lin seems to be lacking.

    As for his pro prospects, anyone with that kind of range has a chance. I wonder since he is at BYU if he has done a mission yet.

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  41. wtf, Lin didn't start again? whatever, he came in after a few minutes, and will probably get over 30 mins total, which is still starter minutes.

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  42. I am wondering whether O'Bryant clogs up middle for Lin's drives, so Coach Musselman decided to have him come off the bench?

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  43. Can JLin stop getting more than 2 TOs in the first quarter every time? He'll never get back in the starting lineup if he keeps losing the ball so much. His 3 pointers have been good but he doesn't seem comfortable with his drives with tightened defense forcing him to make shots. OBryant needs to stop making TO passes to JLin all the time.

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  44. wtf, JL is on pace for less than 20 mins of playing time?! despite the fact that he is 2 for 3 on 3s, and the rest of the team is 0 for 11?!!

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  45. Very nice pass by JLin at 2:35 3rd quarter showing how he sees the court well. Did anyone notice JLin's right eye seems bruised like he got knocked in the face?

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  46. wtf, why is reno's mascot wheeling around on a segway?!!

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  47. Can someone explain Lin's 5th PF? The whistle was blown before he even touched the player.

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  48. Lin just had two great passes -- a bounce pass for a fast-break dunk and then an alley-oop to Danny Green.

    And 2-4 from 3. He needs to be called up ASAP.

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  49. The referees this game are crazy. They've called random fouls, don't call walks and travels so anything is possible. I didn't see what JLin did but then it could look differently from the referees angle.

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  50. wtf, the officials are wack tonight. JL's gotten quite a few questionable foul calls. Even the two technicals called on the Jam were dubious!

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  51. The game really came together for Lin today. I like his stats. Knowing that you don't play for stats, I think Lin should do whatever he can to achieve comparable performance. Here is what I saw:

    - Confident jump shots. He needs to transfer this back in the NBA

    - Good assist numbers for his minutes (especially his minutes as PG, which was minimal)

    - Good rebound. This will be considered a bonus for any team from their combo or PG

    - Again, he keeps stealing

    - His points are good enough

    - Excellent free throws. Don't think about it. Don't listen to any of the armchair PGs who state the obvious. You know how to shoot from the line - let the muscle memory take over

    - No glaring ventures into obvious traps. Lin plays a very high risk, high reward driving game and he knows it. As he gets access to better and better leagues, this is catching up to him. Also scouting is better so teams are now defending against his penetration drives. He needs to think about this carefully and it will require a change to his playing style.

    Keep it up Jeremy. I think your days with Reno are numbered.

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  52. Yeah, bad foul Byers just swung the ball in his arms and Jlin's fingertip touched his elbow.

    I wish Richardson would take that shot at the end to give the crowd some free gelato. Come on, give the fans what they want !

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  53. JLin needs to work on passing the ball on fast breaks in the lane.
    He needs to develop a pullup jumpshot. He can keep driving into defenders in the paint. If he can stop, step back and take a 12 foot jumper, that would break down the defense.
    The NBA officials won't give him as many foul calls, especially on the road.

    A good point guard needs to have an arsenal of ways to score.

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  54. haha, that alleyoop pass to green was sick near the end of the 4th!

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  55. Much better tonight,pass ball before being double_teamed.Always remember and exercise this rule,it would help your pro career.
    Jlin,thanks for job well done.

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  56. I really believe not starting is a good thing. Coming off the bench is different, a player has to get going much faster. This will be how he plays when he goes back to the Warriors. Didn't watch the game yet but the stat sheet looked fine, except for the t/o's.

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  57. Video highlights from Saturday's game:

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

    Definitely some sweet highlights reels worth looking at from today.

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  58. I think Lin has finally earned these skeptical announcers' respect. They actually praised him for his shooting, rebounding, defense, and defended Lin on some bad officiating.

    He played better than his 5/13 fg shooting would indicate. Bakersfield was playing the drives all night, especially since Reno could not hit from outside. Lin was the only Bighorn who made a 3-ptr, shooting 2/4, while the rest of the team was a mindboggling 0/13!

    Lin had limited minutes due to foul trouble. The officials were calling really ticky tack stuff. It shows something that Musselman let him play with 5 fouls.

    Lin made all of his FTs (4/4).

    Lin had 2 TOs in the first half, but none in the second half. He finished with a solid 2.5 A/TO ratio. I don't think Bakersfield applied any traps, but I would think that if they felt they could force Lin into turnovers with traps, they would've done it.

    Lin once again showed he can go left: 1) spun left, drew a double team, and passed to the open man 2) drove left and finished with left layup 3) drove left and had a nice assist for a layup.

    Lin showed a sweet stepback move off a drive. Unfortunately, he didn't convert it, but if he can get that down, that would be deadly.

    Lin played good defense on all sorts of players: a smaller, quicker guard in Wise, as well as defended against 6'11" Zeller who tried to back Lin down.

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  59. it should have been one turnover for lin.
    Patty O bryant got doubled, Lin went to cut to the basket but O Bryant, thinking hed stay out on the perimeter threw it out of bounds.

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  60. also a good job playing with 5 fouls

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  61. teams will soon find out that they can't really post up against him on mismatches. he's deceptively strong. remember when he ripped the ball out of amare's hands with just his right hand and then again from randolph on the same play? two big men from new york.

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  62. "it should have been one turnover for lin.
    Patty O bryant got doubled, Lin went to cut to the basket but O Bryant, thinking hed stay out on the perimeter threw it out of bounds."

    oh good catch. the scorer gave JL the TO for that? o bryant threw a bad pass, JL couldn't even touch that ball.

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  63. I usually hate it when fans get on the refs that make calls against their team/player (see: Warrior fans on Facebook), but man some of the calls against Lin were nuts like the one where the whistle clearly blew before he even got close enough to touch the opponent. Crazy.

    Pretty good game for Lin tonight. 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists. His outside shot is looking better and better. His drive and layup with his left hand was smooth, and he completed his first alley-oop which was pretty cool. It was nice to see him yuck it up with Green when they came back from the break too.

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  64. My read of why Jeremy is banched is this: Because he needed to the trained in the point guard position, so instead of been a 2 guard starter with Sloan. He choose to take the PG of the 2nd unit.

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  65. There is a huge difference in turnover. Undue TO credit from teammate bad_passing is kind of pain in the butt, it won't last long.I would not complain too much about Patty O bryant's desperate pass,enough is enough.
    Habitually bing double_teamed and resuling TO is a deadly business.Coach,scout,GM,repoter and
    fan will NOT forget/forgive it easily.It's absolutely necessary to debug these before moving up to NBA.By the way, Lin was showing signs of life during last game.
    Remember an athelete is as good as his next game;not his yesterday glories.

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  66. A Li Na story today that seems somewhat related to the JLin situation. Li became flustered during her match and eventually lost. Her complaint was that her Chinese compatriots were distracting her with too much unwarranted cheering. Both Li and Lin will have to learn to play through such antics.

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  67. lin always seems to get in trouble under the basket at least 2 or 3 times a game, not knowing what to do with the ball. I really think part of this is due to his teammates just standing around. in the nba someone would get open so lin could find them.

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  68. "lin always seems to get in trouble under the basket at least 2 or 3 times a game, not knowing what to do with the ball. I really think part of this is due to his teammates just standing around. in the nba someone would get open so lin could find them."

    I think the key is to get rid of the ball before he gets too deep under the basket. If he can't find a seam in the defense, he should take one dribble ahead and then pass it before the defense collapses on him. He gets in trouble when he takes more than one dribble into a crowd of defenders.

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  69. "Li became flustered during her match and eventually lost. Her complaint was that her Chinese compatriots were distracting her with too much unwarranted cheering. Both Li and Lin will have to learn to play through such antics."

    The Chinese bandwagon fans didn't know how to cheer. They were cheering when Li Na was serving the ball, something that takes absolute silence and concentration.

    Real tennis fans know when to be quiet and when to make noise. Just like basketball fans. Athletes need to focus just like everybody else. They can't just tune out the whole crowd, especially when the noise is in such close quarters.

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  70. somebody mentioned rubio on this board. about how he is able to read the defense and make a decision in a split second on a drive. this unique ability is also seen in kidd and magic johnson. these guys are what you can call TRUE point guards. it's not easy to acquire these skills. will lin ever acquire it? who knows, but he is a smart kid and learns quick. and he does show this kind of "vision" on the defensive end which tells me if he works hard at it on the offensive end, he will succeed. but right now, what we are seeing is a shooting guard's mentality going to the hoop but with an indecision of whether he should pass it first. if he wasn't learning the point guard position right now, i doubt he would get into as much trouble or trapped when driving as he is now.. same thing goes to curry. a lot of people forget that curry is trying to transition into a point guard. it's killing his stats but he is still a premiere shooting guard. trading curry based on his stats right now would be the dumbest thing for the warriors to do. i hope the warriors organization would wise up. put monta in curry's or even lin's shoes right now. monta's stock would plummet too.

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  71. with that being said, if lin weren't trying to transition into playing the point guard full time, but instead played his natural position as a shooting guard, who knows how much his value would have going up while playing for the warriors. i would think it would have skyrocketed. but i feel lin is working on this future in the league as a point guard. there is more value in that but he has to put in twice the work. also, it might not be such a great thing right now as he is a rooking fighting for a spot on the roster.

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  72. Shouldn't mix other crap with JLin. Good for the lady on her success and it indeed was a funny interview, however as an Asian American, it kinda bothers me that many Asians blindly support other Asian athletes irrespective of the sport or how good they are.

    I honestly don't care about this woman winning, she is doing it for China, representing China. I am an Asian American, in a match between her an an American, I'd support the American, not the Chinese.

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  73. why would it bother you? and aren't you also "blindly supporting" the american players over the chinese players just because you are "american" or because you live in america? point is, people can support whoever they want regardless of whatever. an asian american may relate better to asian players no matter where they came from. good for them. you, also as asian american, would rather support an american over a chinese player for whatever reason. nothing is wrong with that. that's great for you. but the real problem is people who stereotype others who may want to support a race based on their own race. there is no rule that says you should or should not support someone just because you are an "asian american".

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  74. it's kind of like saying you have to buy an american car because you are now an "asian american". which is ridiculous

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  75. Bring LiNa_china onto this forum is obviously controversial,unfriendly and even insulting for some Lin supporters.Please keep this site fun to participate; and dedicated for Lin.

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  76. Li Na is an underdog in a sport that generally favors Europeans. Nobody expected her to be this good because of her race. Just like Venus and Serena Williams and Tiger Woods when they first came out.

    A lot of Americans cheer for Roger Federer and David Beckham. Are they American ? No. It's because they are great athletes, and sports icons. They inspire us to play and live with passion.

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  77. c'mon people! asian americans should NOT be against chinese or any other asian race not from america. not everything american is great you know. get that out of your brainwashed heads!

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  78. This "Blackie Chan" guy is completely idiot for keep bring up LiNa at Lin's forum. They are unrelated subjects. If you talk about LiNa,go to place where it belongs.Please don't spoil good times we have here.
    Very appreciative for rejoicer Lin is radiating on us.

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  79. no January 30, 2011 8:54 PM, YOU are the idiot. why is bringing up li na "spoiling" anything? why do you hate china so much?

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  80. All good chinese left China,and went overseas.
    My ancestors left China for reasons like human right,justice,honesty,tidiness...
    If you guys are so gravitating to China,settling there would be an option.

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  81. OK, NO MORE talk about Li Na ......... Everybody happy now ???

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  82. Get ready Lin fans, his time is coming. The W's are happy they won tonight but Acie Law is hiding his injury. Smart of course is going to cover for him but it is obvious his wrist and knee are not okay. He cannot go to his right without losing the ball. He dribbles once right handed then switches back. Maybe the rest will help him and I don't wish him bad luck. Just watching Law tells me he's not right.

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  83. china sucks but then so does america where 2/3 of the people are overweight. talk about human rights. this country takes everything for itself and screws the rest of the world. you don't think the big corporates here are corrupt? companies like Nike open factories in vietnam and pay the workers a fraction of a dollar. and you pay $100 for a pair of their shoes. we bomb innocent civilians the middle east so that we can continue driving our suv's. americans go to 3rd world countries and screw women for $2 or bring them back as "wives" where they get used and beaten up. i'm not saying one country is better than the other but li na is a person, she isn't china. kodos to her for overcoming the odds and playing great tennis.

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  84. keith smart is so full of it. he ran out of excuses and started babbling like an idiot. then he tried to take credit for a win even with monta's poor shooting night. what keith doesn't know, is that with deron williams' injury, the jazz played a very crafty defender in earl watson. you apply a little defense on monta and he melts like butter.

    “It rained today. Why did it rain? Blame it on the rain. I don’t know why,” Smart said. “But I think that’s why you try to formulate a basketball team so you don’t rely on one particular player.”

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  85. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot5a2sHKenY

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  86. Pacers fired their coach O'Brien for not playing and developing the young guys and irregular rotation. Wow this sounds very familiar.

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  87. Saw a funny post on Warriorsworld.com It said bring back Jeremy Lin for 2 reasons;

    1) Acie Law is hurt

    2) It's Chinese New Year, time for another Asian Heritage Night

    lol

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  88. lol Maybe that's the reason why JLin's minutes are down and he is not in the starting line-up for Reno. Musselman knows Lin will be gone by Chinese new year.

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  90. i'm a mainland chinese, too, and i've only read this post above without reading any previous ones. but i'm feeling pretty embarrassing about what this guy said and how he said it.

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  91. Musselman knows that any NBA player who was sent down to the D-league can be gone the next day. JLin is doing wonders for this Reno team, but he's not a permanent solution.
    Yes, it's the D-League but coach Musselman still wants to win in the playoffs. And he can't build the team around a player on loan from Golden State.

    As for coach Smart. He will keep playing AC Law, injury or no injury. He doesn't seem to care about the health or well being of his players. Remember when he put David Lee in the game, when his elbow was still bleeding. Running the risk of injuring the Warriors most valuable free agent signee. Smart only cares about his own record and winning.

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  92. "lin always seems to get in trouble under the basket at least 2 or 3 times a game, not knowing what to do with the ball."

    I can't seem to recall if Lin uses a jump stop at the end of his drives. If not, he absolutely needs to add the jump stop his repertoire. That would allow him to land and then pass the ball, rather than having to pass in mid-air.

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  93. Congratulation for diligent effort,Lin made quite improvemrnt in multiple facets of the game,since played in dleague.Yet there are still two major rough surfaces left:
    1)being double_teamed trap;
    2)"always seems to get in trouble under the basket at least 2 or 3 times a game, not knowing what to do with the ball."
    When they are completely deburred, then he is ready for NBA stage.I am thrilled to eye_witness triumph of will; proud of you!

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  94. For the subject of Li Na to come up is surprising.. . .but what's even MORE surprising is that the subject of Li Na would piss people off like crazy?!.. . . .

    'got some twisted angry minds in here 'yo.

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  95. Just wondering if the Lakers stikk have interest in JLin

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=18645

    Don't get me wrong, would love to see him on the Warriors, I'm just not sure what their plan is.

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  96. "still" not "stikk....damn thumbs.

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  97. here's my take on the backlash against this Li Na post:

    most of the readers here are NBA fans, many who have zero interest in women's tennis.

    many JL fans are Taiwanese or Taiwanese Americans who resent mainland Chinese.

    many JL fans are Asian American who resent non-American Asians.

    i think the writer was testing the waters to see if he could increase the popularity of this blog by either expanding JL fans beyond JL, and also drawing in other fans (like Li Na fans) to JL.

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