ekpe udoh creepin in the back... hahahajlin with a mohawk? approved.
Nice "get" by the W's. There's still people out there that wonder if Lin is NBA caliber or just a marketing move. West's opinion will be crucial.
Jerry West is saying, "Hi, who are you?" =)The addition of West will hopefully bring on an experienced, reputable coach who can make the Warriors play as a *team* on offense and defense, and be able to develop young players.The previous interview was interesting. I hope that Lin will tweak his form with a coach and not on his own.
There's a rumor that Jeremy Lin will be in Shanghai, China on May 28/29 with the NBA Jam Van. Yao Ming had already flown into Shanghai as well.http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-05/05/content_12447308.htm
I think fans still have to be cautious because things can change on a whim. I have reason to believe that Lin will work his ass off, hopefully, to become a rotation player. Even then, he'll still have obstacles to overcome. Yeah, gotta like that mohawk lol.
Had Jeremy signed with Dallas: global audience and a chance to win a ring.
Here are some pics of Jeremy In China:[img]http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/large/4891724bjw1dhm81x4j4kj.jpg[/img][img]http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/large/4891724bjw1dhmyb7nce3j.jpg[/img][img]http://ww2.sinaimg.cn/large/4891724bjw1dhmwljjrp5j.jpg[/img]
Another pic of Jeremy in China for the NBA Jam Van! http://image.xinmin.cn/2011/05/29/20110529225119644194.jpg
Jeremy posted the picture of him having dinner with Yao Ming on his weibo account!http://ww4.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/7d940fcftw1dhogqz30f3j.jpghttp://weibo.com/jlin7
Also apparently his younger brother will be be a special entry and will be competing at the 2011 Nike All-Asia camp in Dongguan 2 weeks from now!
Is Weibo like the Chinese myspace?
Weibo is supposed to be like the Chinese Twitter, but supposedly better haha but it's basically like a blog website.http://www.thedomains.com/2011/04/07/chinas-sina-goes-with-weibo-com-for-its-twitter-product/
Video interview with Jeremy and a Chinese translator:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rU1bklys1E
Update:Joseph Lin was actually enrolled into the Nike All-Asia camp representing Chinese Taipei (aka Taiwan). Taiwan can give dual citizenship. Perhaps it could also be a hint that if Jeremy plays international ball, and not the USA, it will be with Chinese Taipei since he wouldn't have to give up his U.S. citizenship.
new warriors coach Mark Jackson, sounds like a good defensive minded.coach.http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/warriors_name_mark_jackson_head_coach_060611.html#multimedia
wow, Mark Jackson is now the Warriors new head coach. That was shocking, considering that I don't think he has any head or even assistant coaching experience at any level.I'm not sure how this will turn out for the Warriors, but this may be a good thing for Lin since Jackson is obviously one of the greatest PGs to play the game. So hopefully he can really accelerate Lin's development in the PG skills.Also, Jackson said "We're going to be an up-tempo basketball team that is going to be very exciting, but, first and foremost, we're going to be a defensive-minded team. I'm totally convinced that if you want to win in this league, then you have to defend."Of course, talk is cheap and even Keith Smart said before the season that he would emphasize defense, but that didn't turn out to be true. Hopefully, Jackson will actually prioritize defense. That would also match well with Lin's skill set, which is defense and also an uptempo transition offense.