Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jeremy In China

  • Jeremy says he is fully recovered and wants to interact with us, his fans, more:

261 comments:

  1. He was teaching some local kids in 'Chang Ping' in bb. Funny thing is that those little kids don't even know who is Jeremy Lin. I wonder what is the purpose of the organiser in arranging this trip.

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    1. I don't think Jeremy cares if the kids know who he is because those who don't know who he is are probably exactly the kind of poor kids who may not even have TV or computer in their family to know about nba, the kind he wants to interact and give love to. He's not out there seeking for attention or fame I am sure.

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    2. Whether the kids know who JLin is, they now know that they are in someone's prayers and not forgotten. Even someone as rich as JLin cannot help all the poor kids in the world, but just by showing up, he likely gave the kids some joy and may even have changed the kids' outlooks. If nothing else, his trip is worth at least this much.

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    3. His mother even rejected media to follow them

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    4. I think it is time mama Lin to retreat a bit and let Jeremy handles all these on his own; he is smart young man with high EQ and IQ, he will do fine by just being Jeremy Lin. She is overly protective to some extend.

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  2. Jeremy doesn't need all the kids to know who he is. He's not there for the publicity or to "put on a show". I would think that he just wants to bring some care for the poor kids. His sponsor also probably supports that school.

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    1. Pure speculation and going off pictures.....my thoughts....

      Someone had to choose the location and set the scene, and I somehow doubt it was Jeremy..... especially in Communist China.

      And bringing some love (in the form of bball, he is a baskeball player) to some poor, boony, less developed area is going to look better. It's not truly boony, considering it's still close enough for plenty of Bejing and Chinese media to follow along, and pass the word to the Chinese with enough money for all our "modern comfort" like Cable TV, internet, NBA league pass, etc etc. Of course the organizer had to consider that, whoever that may have been.

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    2. Ok, maybe I shouls look at different angle: by visiting this impoverish school with the press tagging along, it might be another way for the sponsor to promote charitable work towards community in a fun way.

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    3. It fits Jeremy's profile just well. Low key, lend a helping hand to the underprivileged, nurture bb talent...

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    4. http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2012/08/09/014775350.shtml

      "由於林家媽媽的擔憂媒體採訪會影響到林書豪的狀態,所以本次林書豪北京之行極為神秘,但仍有大批記者聞訊前來採訪,致使主辦方在現場佈置大量安保人員負責維護秩序."

      Mama Lin may have wanted to keep things secret, but the local authorities on the other end...

      [Knowing how enterprising people are, someone will find a way to profit from this.]

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    5. Yes, those poor kids may not even own a computer in their home so of course they probably don't know who Jeremy is. But those are exactly the kind of people Jeremy wants to help out, not to socialize with those rich kids/people who have all the access to know who he is.

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    6. JLin always looks happy & relax around kids. :)

      I suppose fame is indeed a double-edge sword. It expedites things as far as his charitable works are concerned [& allows him access to, say, a B747-400 in China Airlines' simulator center, lol.] But then, there's the baggage of having the media shadowing him, feeding off him too.

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  3. 9 Aug - Beijing Changping
    http://www.hinews.cn/pic/0/13/36/49/13364994_634968.jpg
    http://www.hinews.cn/pic/0/13/36/49/13364990_169615.jpg

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    1. http://www.hinews.cn/news/system/2012/08/09/014775350.shtml

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    2. particularly like the one Jeremy lifted a little girl to put the ball through the net. ;)

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    3. Lin Teacher - Changping [昌平]

      http://www.ctitv.com.tw/news_video_c17v92330.html

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    4. @janelin7 I agree. That was indeed a cute picture. He feels very comfortable around children, very natural. I have no doubt he will make a very good dad one day.

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    5. via wong...Thank you for the wonderful pictures. It makes me glad that I am a fan and supporter of Jeremy. Godspeed Jeremy.

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    6. :) How anyone can not-love this guy is beyond me. [His haters are retarded.]

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  4. 视频:林书豪接肯德基代言 赴上海拍广告

    http://hb.qq.com/a/20120809/000814.htm

    if this report is true, i foresee Jeremy would let the underprivileged kids to devour KFC during his next visit

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  5. For JLin, OKC is the toughest competition in the Western Conference.

    Wonder which team he thought will make the most progress next season [didn't answer.]

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    1. I am dying to see him go against Westbrook.

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    2. As far as I am concerned, the only two athletes in the NBA that can physically go toe to toe with Lin at the point guard position are Russell Westbrook and John Wall.

      I like Russell Westbrook, though his tendency to play with basketball blinders on sometimes gets his team in trouble.

      Neither Westbrook nor Wall are proficient half court setup men the way Lin already is.

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    3. @Khuang,

      What about making a comparison between CP3 and JL7? I like to hear it from you.

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    4. wall is fast and he is fast but he dribbles too high, has trouble making low fluid cuts transitioned into explosions and direction changes..... I don't remember if lin beat him on the those physical tests.

      just going on physically matching up cp3 to lin, cp3 6ft 175. Lin 6 ft 3 and 210 lbs.


      I think a healthy d rose would match best.

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    5. I've been saying this and will continue to say this.

      There are a good number of guys that can beat Lin in an agility competition zig zagging with or without the ball. John Wall is one of them. Kyrie, Rose and Paul are among the others. But man, Lin's initial step is amazing, either off the bounce offensively or to cut off on defense. It's really changing directions where he'll fall behind because he takes him a bit more time to decelerate and accelerate.

      In terms with height and weight, he has no problems matching up with ANY PG or some 2's.

      Lin will get his against Westbrook but I'm more interested to watch how he'll guard.

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    6. Sure, JaneLin7.

      To me, it's simple. Chris Paul can be stopped, Jeremy Lin cannot be stopped.

      Chris Paul's scoring can be shut down by putting an athletic long rangy forward on him (a growing trend in today's NBA). When that happens, Chris Paul's passing disappears because his scoring sucks defenses toward him and creates opportunities for teammates.

      Jeremy Lin, on the other hand, has proven to be utterly unstoppable in the NBA. He can score at will against all but ONE player in the NBA (Lebron James), and he cannot be stopped unless he's doubled or tripled. And even against Lebron, Lin eventually will be able to get enough referee respect to put even Lebron in foul trouble.

      What's so dangerous about Lin is that he's such a threat that teams have to shadow him even when he doesn't have the ball. When you watch a Jeremy Lin game at any level, scrubby looking players are making all these hero plays because teams would rather take their chances with being beaten by scrubs as opposed to letting Lin operate. Lin burns teams that leave him, and he burns teams that guard him.

      As far as other physical prospects go, John Wall has similar athleticism to Lin but is far less fundamentally sound. Derrick Rose tested out as being less athletic than Lin, but I don't consider Derrick Rose a PG because he is actually playing the SG position with few PG duties.

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    7. Wow Khuang, I am a big JLin fan too but I wouldn't go that far saying no one can stop him except Lebron. Guys in the NBA would laugh at your analysis. I am laughing at your analysis. The only things JLin have over the other NBA PGs are brain, vision, and unselfishness. He is very willing to do things for a team win. If he plays one on one with the top ten NBA PGs, he may not beat half of them.

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    8. John Wall's game is very one-dimensional, his strength is driving fast to the rim in transition. He can't shoot from the outside, even mid range is not consistent. Shut him down in transition and he's very guardable in the half court.
      Russell Westbrook, almost the same except he has a jumper.

      JLin used to play that way, attacking the rim on each position... But now he's learning to play smarter basketball. Unlike other young stars, he sees the weakness in his game and knows how to change it. Hopefully he will learn unconventional PG skills like posting up and give-and-go attacks. He's already a good ISO player, now he needs to build on that and learn to play off the ball.

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    9. Well feltball, what's with all the double and triple teams of Lin then?

      What's with Lin being #3 in the NBA in isolation scoring?

      What's with Lin scoring repeatedly against top defenders like Ron Artest, Shawn Marion, and Ricky Rubio?

      Answer those questions, feltball, and I'll laugh at me with you.

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    10. The other team doubled team him to get the ball out of his hand b/c he is a triple threat (shoot, pass, drive). They are playing the way Bball supposed to be play. Making someone else on the Knicks beat them instead of the best option.

      JLin is adequately athletic, hardwoker ( improving his jumpshot every year), and extremely smart. However, he is no where as athelticly talented as some of those other top PGs that's why if he was to play them one on one, he would not dominate them as you had hope, Khuang.

      If he play Russel Westbrook one on one, my money is on westbrook. But in a team environment, JLin is able to use his brain to get his team mates involved and get the best possible shot for that posession.

      He is the Asian Larry Bird. Can't jump that high, is not that fast, but very dedicate to winning.

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    11. Oh BTW, if Larry Bird had play Nique, Dr. J, MJ, Pippen, Rain Man, James Worthy one on one, my money would be on any of the other guys too. If Bird miss one shot he would never get the ball back. They would all drive and dunk on him.

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    12. I've have never seen any NBA guard drive around Jeremy Lin in a 1-on-1 matchup. They always used a screen to get past him, or hit a step back jumper.

      On the other hand, I have seen JLin drive past many NBA guards and get to the hole, without using a screen. The defensive guards that he couldn't get past like Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison, he was able to body up and beat them with his size.

      So I think it's ignorant for critics to say that he would get "eaten alive" by Western conference point guards. Because they will probably more afraid of that matchup than Lin.

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    13. Jeremy Lin tested as faster than every point guard except for John Wall who he's equal to.

      I don't know the stats on Lin's leaping, but he is blocking NBA shots and grabbing rebounds in NBA traffic and shooting over NBA defenders and finishing in the paint over NBA seven footers and dunking in NBA games. It takes an ELITE athlete to do those things, and there are a lot of point guards more heralded than Lin who cannot do those things.

      Jeremy Lin was the deadliest player on the Knicks, and so he got the double teams. If he were less athletic, he'd be single covered and shut down by superior athletes. Instead, Lin has ROASTED everybody except for the Heat when he was fatigued. Without a double team, Lin's matchless athleticism shreds the best NBA individual defenders.

      Here's something to consider. Lin's teammate Iman Shumpert tested out as the best raw athlete in the 2011 draft. Yet Shumpert and other Knicks talked in the media about how impossible it was to stop Lin in practice. Shumpert is an elite athlete even by NBA standards and Lin ate him alive. That, along with Lin's crazy statistical dominance, should clue people in on how overwhelmingly athletic he is.

      1on1 is not the same as 5on5, so I won't predict if Lin would win or lose against the top PGs in 1on1. I wouldn't be surprised if the top 10 pgs could be beaten in 1on1 by some unheralded player who isn't even in.the NBA.

      One guy I would never bet against in 1on1 is the young Larry Bird. That guy was one of the great 1on1 players of all time and was legendary for beating guys in 1on1. Even against Michael Jordan, I wouldn't automatically bet against Larry Bird. Bird was THAT GOOD.

      By the way, my favorite basketball video game is still Dr J vs Larry Bird 1on1. There are some surprisingly realistic aspects to that game that I have yet to see in any basketball video game since.

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    14. I have never ever viewed Larry Bird as "slow" or "unathletic".

      Bird was never athletically tested. But he'd reverse dunk with one hand in games, use his hangtime to shoot over opponents, grab rebounds in traffic (Boston often played him at center against 7 footers on defense), block shots, and do tons of things that required NBA athleticism.

      When Bird got to Boston as a rookie, his black teammates were shocked to find out that Bird could run and jump with them for the whole game. They'd go on their fast breaks and there Bird was right with their fastest players.

      Bird had no problem shooting over or driving past or outrebounding guys like Dr J, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, or Dominique Wilkins. People don't realize that it's impossible to clown those guys the way Bird did unless Bird had unbelievable athleticism.

      I've always seen Bird as a fast strong big man who was bigger than everybody at his position without being all that much slower. Maybe Bird wasn't quick like Isiah Thomas, but his brute size made up for it. Bird overwhelmed people physically for all of his career.

      Thus I'm OK with comparing Jeremy Lin's underrated athleticism to Larry Bird's underrated athleticism.

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    15. Feltball tripping himself up, all in one thread LOL. I'll let you guys find them. Let KHuang lay it down.

      ABC BALLER = I totally agree with u on Wall



      One of my favorite (paraphrased) quotes of Bird were that he himself, felt disrespected when the other teams would stick their stereotypical white bball player to cover Bird. So, he tried to burn them extra bad for not respecting his game.



      PS - Many of these guys are "point guards" like Lin.

      You don't get consistent double/triple teams all game, every game, except if you are extremely good, or extremely bad.

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    16. Let's just say he's not as explosive but one damn good ball player. Wall just doesn't play smart.

      I stand 6'1", Asian, can dunk with ease. Would you consider that athletic?

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    17. Lin's ability to shake off his man and just GO without assistance is identical to the guy I consider the 1980s Jeremy Lin: ex Knicks pg Micheal "Sugar" Ray Richardson.

      Sugar had this one move that nobody could stop. He'd line a guy up on the right side of the court, get by him with a hard crossover to the left, and finish on the left side of the rim with a reverse layup. Jeremy Lin has the same move but more variations.

      NBA personnel managers killed themselves trying to figure out who was a good historical comparison for Lin. I could never understand that since Lin is basically a clone of Sugar, even having a similar statistical presence.

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    18. Thanks so much guys for all your amazing analysis, especially Khuang who speaks with conviction.

      I'm a bandwagon bb fan(the 1st full NBA game watched was that of SPURS and can't-recall-who in 2003) with very little bb knowledge until Jeremy's February runaway breakout. But, being an avid scuba diver, athlete and christian, I am inclined to agree with Khuang more than feltball.

      "To me, it's simple. Chris Paul can be stopped, Jeremy Lin cannot be stopped." YES!!!!

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  6. JLin's 5yr-old fan & his dad on CNN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRVE__G9_m0

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    1. His dad is still a brain-washed knicks fan. How can you be a fan of that team? They have all the advantages in the nba but still they suck. The last time they were any good was in 90's and they still could not get it done.

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      His dad has been a fan his entire life. I guess it's hard to turn your back on 20+ years. :(

      Kid's only 5 yrs old & already miserable.

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    3. I can understand being a fan of a team like the timberwolves who have no built in advantages. So watching them be bad for all those years makes sense. But the Knick s should be winning just like the lakers. Also by continuing to support the Knicks they will never change the way they operate thus the losing will continue.

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    4. Interviewer: "Why do you like him so much?"
      Naim: "He's the best player on the Knicks"

      Out of the mouth of babe :) Even 5-year old can see the truth:)

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    5. @ChuckT

      "Also by continuing to support the Knicks they will never change the way they operate thus the losing will continue."

      - So true. I think even Nyk fans knows this, deep in their hearts. In a way, they are acting as enablers.


      Upset young Lin fan still rooting for Knicks
      http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/23178/upset-young-lin-fan-still-rooting-for-knicks

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    6. Yeah, its funny how a 5-year old can comprehend things that "smart" adults fail to grasp. "They don't like Chinese Lin", "They don't care about fan's feelings." Compare that to the adult media's double-think.... "He was asking for too much money." "He betrayed Dolan's trust."
      Kids see things through the clearest lens.

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  7. idon't know if Jeremy requested or it was simply the sponsor's arrangement, I applaud their decision to visit this poor school instead of some up scale schools in the heart of Beijing city.

    The kids in the school did not even know Jeremy tells a lot about them how unprivileged they are, I bet their parents do not know Jeremy as well. Those Ming gong , literally translated as farmer worker , come from countryside, try to make a better living by doing the dirtiest and harshest labor yet earning the lowest minimum wage, they are treated as second class citizen, for example , they built the buildings for 2008 Beijing Olympic then they were asked to leave Beijing because they simply did not look good as well they crowded the city.

    They do not have the so called city residency certificate, so their kids can not go to the same local public schools as the local city kids, that is why the school is called a farmer workers' kids school.

    I love Jeremy Lin because he is a great human being bears the responsibility to spread love and hope to unprivileged people as he said and he puts it in action whenever he had a chance

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    1. Also his visit definitely brings attention to the school and similar schools. The local government may feel embarrassed and as a result may try to improve the condition hopefully

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    2. Well said. Someone like Michelle Wong simply didn't understand Lin's motives. Lin's not the one who only wants to be associated to the riches. Or she simply didn't understand there are some places in the world where people couldn't afford to go to school, let alone watch nba to know Lin. I am sure Lin's happier to be with these innocent kids than those who do "know who he is".

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    3. I don't see anything wrong with Jeremy Lin sharing his art with impoverished kids.

      I don't see anything wrong with the Chinese government using Lin to draw attention to the less fortunate.

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    4. In 2010, he explained that the reason he had an economics degree with a minor in sociology is because he wants to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids. So it has been his life-long passion to work with underprivileged kids as a pastor someday.

      http://www.asianreporter.com/stories/sports/2012/03-12jeremylin.htm

      He told reporters that religion is a major part of his life and where he saw his eventual destiny.

      "I still want to be a pastor somewhere down the line, that is something that is definitely on my radar," he said. "I have an economics degree with a minor in sociology. The reason I have that is because I want to do a ministry in urban areas and help with underprivileged kids."

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    5. There are impoverished neighborhoods and schools in many countries. China is not a wealthy country. Most Americans seem to think that all Chinese and Asians are rich and go to good schools (Tiger mom stereotype.). Not true.

      So its good that Jeremy Lin goes to China and shows how life really is for those less fortunate. Just like how American kids are shown being spoiled and bratty on TV. But they don't show kids going to run down inner city schools, or schools on Native Indian Reservations who don't even have books.

      JLin cares about all people, not just his fans. If the people don't have internet connections back home, they wouldn't know who Jeremy Lin is. The Chinese media doesn't make a big deal about him, since he is not one of their home-grown national team athletes. Only people with internet access would know.

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    6. I kinda find it hard to believe people think all Asians are rich. Many ignorant Americans I talk to think all of Asia is lots of backwater, dirty, sewage. Mud houses. Sewage canals. Yada yada. Everyone eats dog. u cant even get basic items like chapstick, peanut butter,toothpaste, etc etc. OMG WHAT ARE U GONNA DO WITH NO SOAP, RUNNING WATER, OR DEODORANT.

      Places routinely thought of as nice, upperclass, "civilized", and people more on their level.... are places with lots of White people, Europe,America, Canada. S America - slums. Caribeean again "poor backwater people" Mexico all drugs cartels, and whores. Thailand, PI, China, Asia.... sucky sucky love u long time but ill kill u if u try to surprise me with dog zipper head and sexpats.

      I won't even go into Western views on Africa.

      It wasn't long ago that parents would tell kids with unruly behavior at dinner, "there are starving kids in china.

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    7. I am from Singapore, an island country in SOUTH EAST ASIA. During my overseas exhange programme to the States and Europe, the most amazing question was asked of me : Which part of China or Asia are you from??? I don't blame thembut I patiently pointed out to them of their distorted and misconception of most Asian or our countries. Now looking back at those years, I am proud of my country which has evolved from a slump to a first world country with multi races, languages, culturals and religions and live harmoniosly under a tiny weeny island I call home. We just celebrated 47th year of independance on the 9th Aug.

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    8. I've been following this site dilligently just haven't posted in a very very long time...but just couldn't resist a shout-out to a fellow Singaporean (hello Michelle :)) On a less personal note, I think we need to understand that the church in China is still very much persecuted. It'll be difficult for Jeremy to do much evangelistical work in China, no one will dare do it openly. Even though the church in China is growing most amazingly, they're still pretty much underground, what they call house churches. Just last year there was a crackdown on one of the bigger churches and pastors were interrogated or sent to prison. It's quite obvious which media footage is taiwanese or chinese...apart from the accent and difference in mandarin characters, the China media NEVER reports on Jeremy's faith. They'll attribute his sucess to good upbringing and hardwork but never talk about how he attributes them all to God. The Taiwanese media however, openly discuss it. In Singapore and other parts of the world where we have religious freedom, it's something to be thankful about.

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    9. I am very grateful and appreciative of what I able to enjoy now; freedom in practicing my religion and openly annouce that I am a Christian without any fear of persecution. According to his interview, he is performing a social outreach to improverish children and to promote bb, not to christianity. He do know the political, social and religious structure in China and it will be a deservice to the children if Jeremy Lin good intentions is overlook.

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  8. Cara, I totally understand know Jeremy intention is pure and simple to spread love to the impoverish school kida at personal level. I remember during his interview with Goodtv in Taiwan that giving back to.society and the less previledge is very dear and close to his heart. How can I question the good intention of my brother Christian.

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    1. I don't think you were calling out Lin's motives with the trip to that school.

      Neither of us look at Lin as doing this with any ulterior motives.

      We both said the organizer. It's Communist China. It's USA. It's business. IT's NBA. Somebody was looking out for all the pockets in organizing the details. The big financial picture. To think otherwise is __________________.

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  9. NBA TV had an all day showing of Linsanity games couple days ago. After seeing couple of the games again, I am a firm believer that Jeremy will have a great season with the Rockets. After the first several games teams started to designed special defense strategy against him. It was amazing to watch how well and fast he was learning.

    Hubie Brown, Hall of Fame NBA coach, said in the Dallas game that he is willing to accept the turnovers when Jeremy is leading the team to win.

    With God's lead and protection, Jeremy will do well this season. Stay healthy! Godspeed Jeremy!

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    1. Totally true.

      No risk, no gain.

      The NBA is littered with journeymen who have minimal turnovers and thus minimal impact on the game.

      To me, coming down the court and being unable to get a score is no different from a turnover. It doesn't matter what the reason is, a missed goal is a missed goal.

      Like Hubie Brown, Lin's coach Mike D'Antoni NEVER criticized Lin for his turnovers. Lin was so shocked by D'Antoni's support that he talked about it in the media. Then again, Lin singlehandedly saved Mike D'Antoni's job and the Knicks season before D'Antoni resigned.

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    3. D'Antoni remains a big believer in JLin.

      On JLin's TOs [when he was still Nyk coach]:
      "He’s going to make some mistakes, but his overall game will be good, is good," D’Antoni said. "But I think he has to play a certain way and we’ll try to get to that way, [but] we’re not there. And he’s played 15 or 20 games in the NBA. He’s going to have some nights where it’s not going to be perfect. But he knows how to win. He figures it out as the game goes on."

      On JLin to Houston:
      “For 20 games, he was one of the best in the league and he was dominating from the headlines to even the basketball court,” D’Antoni said in England, where the former Knick coach is assisting Mike Krzyzewski with the U.S. Olympic team. “So you can’t discount that he’ll never be able to do it, because not only did he do it, he did it at the highest level possible.”
      “Houston could find themselves a very, very, very good basketball player,” he said. “At least he’s going to be a good player. The guy’s got quickness and determination, so he’s going to be good. Now it depends on what level, nobody knows that, but I wouldn’t bet against him.”

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    4. I respect D'Antoni for acknowledging his mistake in overlooking JLin.

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  10. They (the NBA players who are mostly African American and Euros now with a few Kevin Loves here and there) don't want some goody two shoes Church Losing, Ivy League attending, Asian American kid (the majority of mainstream Americans generally see that type of Asian Male as incapable, non-threatening, unattractive dork whether Asian born or American born - actually most Americans lump Asians from Asia and Asians born in American as Asians in general without further distinctions. This holds true whether you are in California or North Dakota) kicking their ass on the Court for lack of effort.

    Hence "they" wanna make sure this kid doesn't accidentally go off. Because even though they don't think he is good, they realize he is good enough to get stats if nobody tries against him. ANd they are concerned enough that he might actually be good enough to get decent stats if nobody cares to try against him, that they feel compelled to make sure he is the scrub they think he is by double and tripling him and going at him like he was Michael Jordan in the playoffs. So they got their confirmation bias approved via the Miami game. One bad game will kill poor Lin just as his good games are irrationally magnified because of irrational/unsophisticated Asian fans in the US and abroad alike. Trust me, Mainstream American cannot stand the irrantional Asian Lin loving fanbase whether in the USA or abroad.

    Lin right now to me objectively is a top 10 starting point guard in my opinion. Most people of all races laugh at me when I say that. Maybe like after Paul, Williams, Rondo, Westbrook, Parker. Lin haters will put him after Conley, Collison, Curry, Rubio, etc dropping him down to like #30 and some say he is worse than top flight backup point guards like Eric Maynor putting him like at #50 point guard in the NBA. So it depends on how you look at it.

    I agree with Khuang Lin is good, but I can't agree in his CP3 assessment. CP3 is freakin awesome at bball and I personally think CP3 is the type of North Carolina guy who doesn't think highly of Lin simply because Lin is Asian. But even then, CP3 is freakin awesome based on what I've seen myself. At this time, CP3 is much better than Lin perhaps simply based on their body of work. Keep in mind I actually dislike CP3's personality but I can't hate on the guys bball skills. Lin has a ways to go, in my objective opinion, till he catches up to CP3.

    Lin is actually more fun for me to watch than CP3, drives better to the hole with athleticsm rather than tricks/gear shifting which Paul uses these days, but that doesn't mean CP3 isn't as good.

    Just my 2cents....

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    1. Chris Paul has played for teams that wanted him, unlike Lin who played for teams that refuse to believe in him.

      Then again, Chris Paul wants to be a Knick. We'll see how well Chris Paul does once he takes on Lin's former job as the starting PG for the Knicks.

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    2. I think you are right that CP3 plans on joining the Knicks esp. if the Clippers regress or don't live up to the hype. Stuff can change but it does seem to be the plan. Hence, CP3's obvious lame gag at the Olympics that Carmelo's starting PG was Lin. They all had the master plan set already. CP3 is smart though - if NYK looks like a hot mess and the Clips are elite, he won't go. But if the Clips suck and NYK looks good, CP3 will jump.

      I wouldn't be surprised if they trade Felton (or Kidd)/Amare or some variation of that package for CP3/Trey Tompkins etc...The media will rejoice in fact for NY's foresight in not signing Lin this summer.

      If CP3 lands in NY summer 2013, everyone in NY will forget about Lin and be glad he's gone.

      Carmelo respects CP3 and will gladly defer while CP3 is smart enough to get Carmelo enough touches for Carmelo to be leading scorer often enough while CP3 carries the team and is more or less the man. And for some reason the NY media won't ask the question of who's team is it and the media will call it PaulMelo's team even though it will be plain as day that its CP3's team and Carmelo is nothing more than a scorer who defers when the game is on the line.

      The most awesome thing would be if the Rockets are magically a Western Contender after one season together and in the 2013-2014 season, somehow the Knicks w/ PaulMelo face off against the Rockets in the Finals. That would make for a great corny movie and we all know which team would win.

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    3. Chris Paul has been given all the chances to succeed.

      Jeremy Lin has had every chance to succeed taken away from him. That includes Houston that dumped him once already.

      Their situations could not be more opposite. Yet here's Jeremy Lin coming on strong as far as on court production goes.

      I admire Chris Paul making the best of his magnificent career. But I am far more impressed by Jeremy Lin who has faced the most difficult road to the NBA I have ever seen a player face.

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    4. I believe CP.will.end up in NY KNICKS, eventually. Melo has repeatedly dropping hints even after the FA started in July 1. What does that show us? Very clearly, even LIN return to KNICKS this season, he will end up to be traded off in order to get CP for the 2013-14 season. So, I am wandering what will happen to the 3 PG currently on KNICKS team!

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    5. I don't think Chris Paul is going to NY. This is some pipe dream the knicks fans talk about after losing Lin.

      The only reason why he did not sign with the clips is because he will get more money if he signs with them as a free agent. He can get the most money from clips.

      Also CP3 might become king of LA once Kobe is done. He will not give that up.

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    6. On some level, I want to believe Jlin is a once in a lifetime talent too, and that he is truly a top 10 NBA talent kind of guy.

      To make it that far to the actual NBA with his odds, the guy probably had to be way better than most other bench warmer guards everyone tries to make him out to be, just to make it that far as someone who doesn't look the part. When Lin was doing well, coaches and scouts were probably adjusting what they saw to their expectations of Lin by only noticing that Lin was holding his own, rather than acknowledge he wasa little better than his competition. That's because they were expecting him to get owned on the court.

      Because their expectations of him were so low, they never saw it coming. Coach Smart, Mchale, even Dantoni never gave the guy a real chance.

      Smart believed Lin was subpar from the start and wanted to break Lin and watch him crumble. I'm pretty sure Smart was like WTF, why did the idiot owner give me Lin as my backup PG when my job is on the line and they want me to win games? How do I do that with this Harvard scrub who can't even make it in the D League?

      To be fair, I think Smart gave Lin an honest shot at first but pretty much was looking for any excuse to pull Lin from the rotation. When Lin didn't immediately perform on day 1 and showed some rookie nerves during training camp, Smart confirmed that Lin sucked as he thought but was probably forced by management to play Lin a few minutes in games here and there to start the season.

      Smart then tried to set Lin up in practice, putting some strange Jordan Rules action on Lin in which they did not call any defensive fouls for Lin during practice games so Lin remained a scrub at all times as teammates were free to hack him. Smart's comments in the media indicated he thought Lin was subpar without actually saying it directly. GSW Teammates followed Smart's lead to clown Lin and made fun of Lin's shot and probably a lot more than that behind his back. Of course they clowned on Lin's haircut and sense of style, but I'm hoping that had nothing to do with his race.

      No GSW teammates believed in Lin on the Court or wanted him to do well or would give him the freakin ball as the PG, save for maybe Curry and D Wright, the only 2 guys on the court who passed to Lin without much hesitation.

      That kind of hazing, particularly by Smart, is pathetic and shows that Smart is a short-sighted dumb jock of a coach. I am shocked he is still in the NBA as a head coach and that the Kings gave this guy an extension. Even if Smart isn't subconsciously racist, he is also killing Jimmer's game the same way he tried to kill Lin. Luckily Lin is way more talented than Jimmer so he did not break and eventually performed above even Smart's zero level expectations toward the end of the season. Smart couldn't take being wrong about Lin so he kept Lin benched till the last 5 games of the year.

      While Jimmer is crumbling, Lin exceled beyong all our expectations. I think that makes clear how good either Jlin is at BBALL and/or how mentally tough Lin is. Perhaps it the combo of both. That's why it won't be surprising for me if Jlin continues to do well in the NBA for the next several years.

      The biggest bunch of BS from any NBA expert or coach or scout who tries to justify LINSANITY is how everyone tries to pretend Jlin magically got a special set of skills, or did some magical training which made his game blossom, somewhere/sometime during the lockout. The more reasonable answer is simply that nobody ever gave him a fair shot to play the game until Dantoni was flat on his butt about to be fired and had no other options at all. And luckily by that time, Jlin was so fed up with the BS as well that he decided to go down in flames playing his game or die trying.

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    7. I agree with all of you except ChuckT.


      It's obvious CP3 has wisely, lined up everything correctly for himself. He wasn't doing a Dwight or a Lebron. But he is going to get his.

      CP3 doesn't care about "king of LA" the guy wished he could have stayed in NO (if only they were ran right). It's only a might anyway. He'd still have to contend with many stars.

      BUT IF HE DID

      In NY, he could easily overshadow Deron And Joe Johnson. If CP3 was the savior of NYK. EVERYONE WOULD STRAIGHT CHOKE ON HIM EVERYDAY. MELONOMA? LINSANITY? Jay-Z? Think about CP3 bringing the championship to the Knicks, validating Dolan, and making everyone forget all about the little chink in the armor.

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    8. I don't doubt that Lin was always meant to be at least a good player... but i almost want thank those teams doing him wrong.

      Maybe he was meant to be a great/phenomenal/player/superstar, regardless of the hate, but that extra chip just adds to his dedication and game.

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    9. Jeremy Lin IS an elite talent, swinglinezigzag.

      If he were any color other than Asian doing the things he did, the whole NBA would be rightfully celebrating him.

      Here's a California State high school champion who should've been a McDonald's All American. He sets records at Harvard and explodes against elite NCAA teams. He goes to summer league, outplays the #1 pick, and lights it up in preseason. He amasses more gaudy stats as a rookie, continues the trend as a sophomore, and has a historic start that no NBA player has ever equalled.

      Any player doing the things Jeremy Lin did would be called UNBELIEVABLE. But because Lin is Asian, people are like "Nahhhh, Raymond Felton will punk him".

      I'm not joking when I say that if I watched a nonChinese guy do the things Lin does on an NBA court, I'd be like "Is his name Larry or Magic or Air or Lebron?"

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    10. CP is an excellant player and definately wil overshadow every other stars in NY, forget about Melo, Amare or even the Broklyn Nets. He wil be the saviour and the King of NY especially with al the media hype and spotlight. But JLIN will still be part of an extraordinary story that shines, brighter that the light of Time Square.

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    11. Chris Paul will not be in a Knicks uniform anytime soon. They have too much salary tied up in their Big 3 of Melo, Amare, and Chandler, for the next 3-years. They have no tradeable assets, and my the time they have capspace for a big signing, Paul will be an aging player on the decline.

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    12. can knicks trade stat to houston?

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    13. Aging overpaid player on the decline you say? Sounds like the perfect Knick player.

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  11. Smart is not smart at all. Jeremy wil not hold grudges, he even went over and embraced him on the 15th Feb game against King and Smart flattened by Knicks in that game. Jeremy Lin show him what kind of PG he is, not a fluke and definately not a player that you can overlook and shrugg off.

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    1. Sources: Howard to Lakers

      http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8252042/sources-dwight-howard-los-angeles-lakers-four-team-deal-complete

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    2. Nash, Kobe , Metta, Gasol & D12.
      [Sigh]

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    3. This is not a bad thing. Trust me, Dwight Howard doesn't want to play with Lin anymore than Carmelo did. It would have been disaster if Howard landed on Houston. He would have been a sulking clown.

      Lin will just have to be the real deal, an elite guard talent, capable of leading the Rockets to wins immeditely with a few of the rookies and/or Asik and other potential Free Agents they might get like Delfino.

      If Lin is as advertised, and one of the draft picks turns out to be an All Star type guy and Asik turns out to be a force, Houston will do some damage and attract some FA's. I'm giving Lin till yr 3 of his contract to turn this team into a true NBA contender. This year will hopefully just be interesting to watch as the team makes positive strides.

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    4. Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine
      Ran into Carlos Delfino today. He didn't want to go into specifics on eve of huge USA game but said he WILL sign w/NBA team after Olympics
      3:21 PM - 9 Aug 12

      Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine
      Houston, I'm told, actively chasing Delfino, who's at 15+ ppg on 49% shooting at OLY. Celts want him but can't afford him, Doc Rivers says
      3:23 PM - 9 Aug 12

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    5. Maybe the Rockets pissed off Delfino when they amnestied his Argentine teammate Luis Scola. Hopefully they can land some more FA veterans.... They already missed out on Andrei Kirilenko who I predict will have a breakout season with Minnesota.

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    6. Taking a look at the elite defensive skill set of Omer Asik

      http://www.nba.com/rockets/news/film-session-omer-asik

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    7. Not worried about Asik's defense. His ability to score and rebound is deeply in question. He has no post moves, and he tips the ball to himself instead of going up strong for rebounds.

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    8. He suck on offense. Terrible FT shooter.
      It's up to Mchale now, I suppose.

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    9. 15 and 10 for Asik. He is their number one low post option. Even if he sucks offensively, I expect the ball to go to him often, especially when he uses his size to seal off a defender or for a lob play. I don't expect the rockets to give the other young big men too many shots even if they are more skilled offensively, because Asik is the relative veteran on the team.

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    10. With the system they will be using, and the other players on the team, they don't need asik to be putting up monster numbers beyond what he will get on put backs, pick and rolls, lobs (maybe.....), Dishes, a couple free throws, and the odd little post move or close-mid range jumper.

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    11. Basically he will never really be needed to create offense for himself.

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    12. I have no idea what Omer Asik can do.

      Chicago under Tom Thibodeau is like this: Set 4 screens for Derrick Rose. Rose gets ball, tries to score. Referees bail Rose out if he fails to score.

      Whenever a guy joins a new NBA team, gis role is redefined. Marcin Gortat went from being Dwight Howard's backup to being a scoring starting center after being traded to the Suns.

      Omer Asik has a pure point guard in Jeremy Lin who'll get him the ball. If Asik can't learn to make the best of that, it'll be on Asik and not Lin.

      I still want Darko Milicic, even if I sound like a broken record. Darko is better than Asik on both ends, and we'd see the REAL Darko with Lin feeding him the ball.

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    13. but the rockets went into the asik move fr his defense, not his post moves. he has lin. exactly. he has lin. Asia doesn't need to create anything for himself, that's not his role. pick and rolls. dishes. lobs. Pop outs. cuts. will all come within the flow of the offense. and he will get get putbacks on his own.


      I'm actually more curious about asik "great defense," and possibly how much of that was due to coach TT and his genius defensive systems.

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    14. Asik already has the physical tools to be a great defender, he's super fast and nimble for a 7-footer, and he has long arms to block shots. But on the offensive side, he has clumsy hands, can't finish hook shots or make free throws when he is fouled.
      And other teams might intentionally foul him because he's such a terrible FT shooter. He's even worse than Deandre Jordan or Andris Biedrens, and that flaw has severely exposed their teams in tight games.

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    15. I'd like to see him outside the beast that is Chicago Bull Defense. He's got the tools, but he's one of the highest paid on the rockets.... And the "veteran." Let's see if he can be captain of the defense, Playing 30 mpg at least, without all the type of support and people he had in Chicago.

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    16. notable FAs available:

      http://sulia.com/channel/basketball/f/d2119071-095a-4fe5-9d10-7719984441eb/?source=twitter

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  13. Welp. That's that. Jeremy will be leading the Young Guns next year...and I can live with that. In fact, I can learn to love it.

    We all saw what JL did with Tyson, Novak, Walker and Fields/Shumpert. I half-expect Morey and Alexander to be "disappointed" with how many games they end up winning this season (thus screwing up their draft position).

    I expect early growing pains as the Rockets find their chemistry and their rooks make rookie mistakes. But I foresee great things for JL and the youngsters by season's end and in the longterm future.

    The next 2-3 years belong to the Lakers and Heat, anyway. Might as well develop young talents (e.g. Lamb and Motiejunas) and find a superstar big man that actually wants to play in Houston.

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    1. Given how poorly teams draft, having a low draft pick is not a death sentence.

      There's more and more parity nowadays between low picks and high picks. For example, there is a strong likelihood that Lin's Houston rookie teammate Jeremy Lamb is going to turn out as the best guard of his class and maybe even the best player. Lamb was not drafted #1 or anything like that.

      Besides, #1 picks like Dwight Howard usually pout their way to other teams and leave a wake of destruction in their path.

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    2. yup, I agree. Whilst I'ld hate to see the Rockets losing games due to inexperience, I think it's easier for Jeremy to lead a team without superstar players. My concerns though:
      1) experience still counts for a lot. look at how all the major NBA players even Kobe have learnt to up their game through playing and how Jeremy has learnt to get around double and triple teams. The young players in the Rockets will have a hunger to succeed no doubt as underdogs, but the inexperience will really set them back
      2) will Jeremy be able to focus on improving himself while trying to help and fill in the deficiencies of his other team mates?
      3) rookies/young players can be arrogant or have egos too...look at Machado. In fact, they can be immature and diffcult to coach. Will such things pull Jeremy down?
      4) Jeremy learnt quite a bit from senior players like Tyson and Jeffries too. With so few veterans in the Rockets, will he lose out on some tips or even just observing other players in practice to improve his game?
      5) someone mentioned that it's better to be a scrub in a winning team than a good player easily forgotten in a losing one (eg John Wall in the wizards). Will Jeremy fade out into obscurity this way?
      Although I have great confidence in Jeremy, these are just some of the reasons why I'm not overly ok with having no big men in the rockets team.

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    3. Jeremy Lamb

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSYjDkZvGM
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLYaomTZs_U
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR7hIV1x8Lg
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9WGB1fL4rY

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    4. 2012 NBA Summer League: Top Rookies

      http://nbadraft.net/2012-nba-summer-league-top-rookies

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    5. Rockets fans seems to be less enthusiastic of the team signing on LIN. He was labeled as unproven repeatedly by sports commentators and by going to a young and inexperience team like Rockets, there are pros and cons especially if the young players have huge egos and unable to mesh well on and off the court. Well, Jeremy has to bring out all his charms and EQ to makes thia team work; for everyone in the league is watching him like a hawk. They.will staxks all the blame on him if the team loose in games. Jeremy can't carry the team all by himself, the coaches and management got to step up and come forward to make his team a success. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

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    6. I'd rather have rookies than cancerous veterans like Melo and Howard.

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    7. Even if the Rockets win too much to get a great draft #, They will show the potential of needing maybe one or two key players while having oodles of cap space and lots of trade assets to target players.

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    8. Lin was being blamed for Knick losses even though he was the lowest paid player on the team and singlehandedly saved the season.

      It's not as Lin even cares.

      Now Dwight Howard blowing up the Magic? That indeed is when fans should feel justified in blaming one player.

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  15. J.A. AdandeVerified ‏@jadande
    Howard a Laker. Bynum will re-sign in Philly. Denver saves $15 million in 2014-15. Only team this wasn't a no-brainer for is...Orlando
    7:36 PM - 9 Aug 12

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      I'm retracting my Bynum re-signing with 76ers tweet. Original source clarifies to say "not sure"
      8:27 PM - 9 Aug 12

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    2. I don't like the deal......... I think there were better proposed deals before today.

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    3. i don't like the deal FOR ORLANDO

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    4. If this deal really goes down, its like suicide for Orlando Magic, giving away their most valuable asset for bit pieces and low draft picks. And still holding onto their own bad contracts. The Magic have been ripped off.

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    5. Magic Should've Done Better

      http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/08/10/magic-shouldve-done-better-in-howard-deal/

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    6. If some of the priors trade rumors were true, they were all better than this crap.

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    7. I thought the Magic did just fine in this trade.

      There is a legitimate concern among NBA officials about creating "superteams", especially in one's own division. It does no good to "improve" one's own team but then make a division rival so strong that you can't beat them anyway.

      Fortunately for the Magic, they drafted Andrew Nicholson who's going to be a lot better in the NBA than anybody realizes. He's so talented and so skilled on both ends of the court that I consider him a far better prospect than #1 overall pick Anthony Davis who I feel will struggle in the NBA.

      In Huang's world, the Houston Rockets would have drafted Jeremy Lamb, Andrew Nicholson, and Jae Crowder. Put those guys with Lin and you'd have the Houston Rockets starting lineup for the next 5 years.

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    8. Huang, sorry for a couple of your last name typos .

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    9. I'm not surprised how this Dwight Howard thing transpired. The current trend of "Super teams" going to the big cities just goes on.
      I wouldn't be surprised if Orlando gets "lucky" by getting the #1 Draft pick next year, the NBA is all about the money and underhanded tactics. The NBA makes more money when the best players are bunched up in big city markets.

      Hopefully, Jeremy Lin will become a superstar player deserving of his own "Super team" in a few years.

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    11. SI: Dwight Howard trade analysis

      http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2012/08/10/dwight-howard-trade-lakers-magic-sixers-nuggets/

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  16. 9 Aug - JLin press con [新聞發布會]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcyzV23WCNM

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      [Working for me.]

      Will try for another copy.

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    2. press con recap

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2BiSNtkzjM

      http://www.nexttv.com.tw/news/realtime/latest/10358412

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    3. Sina report on press con

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK17qOeALtk

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  17. There is a lot of negativity and pessimism around Houston now, for missing out on Dwight/Bynum. That's because they don't know how good Lin's going to lead the team. Even Lin himself probably doesn't know. ;-)

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    1. They had better not be turning their frustrations on JLin...

      [We over here though know he'll come through.]

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    2. I won't be surprised if people start blaming Lin for not being able to get the big names into the Rockets. Some irrational people may think that it's because Jeremy is in the Rockets that's why other bigs who think he's overhyped won't join. frankly, I won't be suprised if some of Jeremy's own Houston teammates resent him for taking all the attention. It's ugly human nature, sigh

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    3. Being a Lin fan, I would rather they don't get Dwight so that Lin can truly run his own team and continue his development. I also don't want Dwight's selfish act affect Lin like Melo did. But I understand Rockets fans' frustration. They want a more proven star.

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    4. Experience.has to be accumulated over time not grow out of tree. No one is a born with it, skills has to be sharpened repeatedly to become a deadly weapon on court. If the Rockets fan ezpected a breakout season with the youngsters they have now; they are being unrealistic and and unreasonable indeed.

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    5. JLin is not going to attract any big names to Houston, partly because he is not a proven superstar, but mostly because its Houston, a small market team that doesn't get enough national exposure.

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    6. I hope everything work out well for Jeremy; he has gone thru trial and turbulance in order to get into NBA and he still will have tonnes of obstacles ahead of him. Of course, I believe God has a perfect plan for him whether in the league or his future down the road after he is done playing bb. One of his motto : "As long as I did my best, I am okay with the outcome".

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    7. If I were a Rockets season ticket holder, I'd be satisfied in getting Igoudala or Bynum, if a DHoward trade wasn't possible. But it looks like the Rockets GM was on a get Howard or else get nobody track of mind. So now they end up getting nobody in a trade.... And they have to live with the consequences. And so they waived Luis Scola for nothing.

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    8. Is there any candidate left for the Rockets now that D12, Bynum are out of reach?

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    9. SoCal is a good role player, but he's unlikely to be the kinda of player the Rockets need or could use to get to the next level. He was also getting paid 10 mil a year. They've got tons of young talent all with tremendous upside they need to develop or at least showcase for trades too. 20? 25? Man roster at the moment.


      Would have been nice is sola got parlayed into something, but at his age, salary, etcetc, would have been hard getting something they needed or don't already have.

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    10. Al Jefferson or Josh Smith have been mentioned, but they're not worth it.

      They'd have to trade Kevin Martin to get those guys and Jeremy doesn't need an elite big man to succeed. Anyone who can catch-and-dunk is fine...JL will elevate their game.

      Jeremy does, however, need a quality outside shooter to space the floor and be a scoring threat when he's double-teamed. That, he MUST have.

      Martin had a disappointing season last year, but he's still a very good shooter who's healthy and primed for a "comeback" year (he's playing for his next contract).

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    11. Rockets need a double digit rebounding man inside. The Knicks had Rudiments Chandler to crash the board for offensive rebounds. He also vacuumed in other teams misses to lead the fast break for Jeremy. Remember when Chandler was out and Stat and Melo couldn't grab rebounds against Milwaukee?

      Omer Asik is a great defender, but an average rebounder, and an even worse outlet passer.

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    12. It's easy.

      Let's get this player:

      1) 7'1", 275 lbs

      2) Has been among the league leaders in defensive rating, particularly blocks.

      3) Can score inside against anyone, particularly against big name centers like Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol

      4) Gets unfairly benched and criticized for low rebounding figures even though he's playing besides the NBA's leading rebounder who benefits from all the blockouts and doesn't get covered by centers.

      5) Such a cerebral passer that he easily grasped the triangle offense despite playing for a hapless coach with lottery busts stinking up the game beside him.

      6) Is a tough enforcer. Houston fans remember this player from tussling with Dikembe Mutombo. This player cleanly blocked Mt Mutombo's shot, Mutombo got angry and waved his finger, and the player smiled and laughed.

      7) Fiercely loyal to his team if they show support for him.

      8) Capable of scoring and rebounding in double figures on any given night against any opponent. Ask the Spurs, Lakers, and Thunder.

      9) Has never played with a real point guard in his entire life, and was benched by his coach last season. Has only once played for a team that wanted him.

      10) This player has been amnestied, so he comes CHEAP - like 2nd round rookie payscale cheap.


      This player would help Houston more than any free agent left on the market.

      Jeremy Lin would transform this player into a STAR, given that this player was getting it done without ever having been passed the ball by a starting caliber point guard.

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    13. LOL I KNOW WHO UR TRYING TO GET AT...... AND ONLY FOR CHEAP CHEAP. NONE OF THIS B.S. " KWAME BROWN TYPE BID AGAINST YOURSELF FOR 8 MIL FOR A YEAR contract" for ur homey dark



      Asik is not an "average" rebounder. Far from it. You look at his minutes and he gets it done.

      5.3 boards in 15 minutes a game is pretty good.

      Asik is not afraid to do the dirty work.

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    14. Kwame Brown is not who I'm writing about.

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    15. KHuang, Darko certainly has potential and I don't know enough about his game but he's been in 5 teams for almost 9 years. What's preventing him to truly realize his potential?

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    16. I know. I'm talking about giving that kind of a vcontract to ur homey darko

      Where the rockets (warriors) outbid only themselves to give that guy a truly ridiculous contract.

      Don't give ur homey Darko a GSW "Kwame brown type bid against only urself for 8 mil (or whatever outrageous non market determined price)"

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    17. What a coincidence, the Miami Heat are in talks to sign Darko. If this is true, he would most likely choose the Heat over the Rockets because Miami has a better chance at a Championship ring.

      The best season of Darko's career was probably with the Memphis Grizzlies, he had Mike Conley in his prime as point guard, Marc Gasol as low post scorer, with OJ Mayo and Rudy Gay on the wing.
      Still, he didn't put up spectacular numbers. He was a decent rebounder, but he didn't have the footwork or soft touch around the rim to score down low.

      These problems have never been fixed. I don't think Coach McHale can change his game.

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    18. hopefully they don't tiey their cap up trying to bid on dark just to pry him from the heat.

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    19. Darko would be so cheap to get, it would be like getting a minimum wage player.

      The Rockets still need some veteran frontcourt depth, Darko or not.

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    20. Psalm234, Darko's problem is that he has played for a string of BAD coaches.

      First it was Larry Brown (the same Larry Brown who says Lin is a backup at best) who refused to play Darko even when his Pistons teammates were begging Brown to give him minutes. Then it was Flip Saunders who notably is a bad coach for youngsters with his phonebook sized playbook and inability to develop players (i.e. John Wall). Darko had a promising start in Orlando as Dwight Howard's power forward, but then Otis Smith traded him away. Darko had Marc Iavaroni in Memphis, who lasted all of one season (and Darko was injured). In NY, Darko had DAntoni who refused to play him the way he refused to play Lin at first. Then Darko had Kurt Rambis in MN who believed in his game but was hopeless as a coach, then Adelman who never gave him a chance.

      With all that horrible coaching and bad teams, Darko is an utter mess. The closest he came to being properly coached was in MN, and then the Wolves coaching staff and team was so bad that it made no difference. Even so, Darko had some great games and put up impressive numbers.

      Kevin Durant wasn't kidding when he called Darko Milicic "one of the best centers in the league" after a 21 point 10 rebound outburst against OKC.

      Jeremy Lin could easily turn Darko around. Lin would use Darko in the pick and roll. Unlike anybody Lin has ever played with, Darko is a capable passing center who can score with his back to the basket. As good as Tyson Chandler looked with Lin, Darko would look even better. Jeremy Lin would LOVE playing with Darko.

      Darko is a tough enforcer who would protect Lin on the court. When players come headhunting for bounties on Lin, Darko would be delighted to retaliate. There's no scarier enforcer in the NBA than Darko.

      I strongly feel that Darko Milicic would easily beat out Omer Asik for the starting center position on the Rockets. Jeremy Lin needs a guy like Darko who can really defend the paint but still make plays on offense.

      I have watched Darko for years because I think he's a terrific player who's been horribly misused. Jeremy Lin started out his career being horribly misused too.

      I don't see Darko coming to Houston, which is unfortunate because he's exactly what Houston and especially Jeremy Lin needs.

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    21. Teams interested in Darko: Heat, Bulls, Celtics. Rockets quiet.

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    22. Lakers acquire Howard, what’s next for Rockets

      http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2012/08/lakers-acquire-howard-what-next-for-rockets/

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    23. I agree that Darko would be a good fit for the Rockets, but who knows how the bidding will go..........

      Darko: Sign with the Heat and probably get to at least the Finals, and have a good chance to win it all.....while very likely starting over Joel Anthony.

      Or get paid out by Houston, and have a good chance at making the playoffs.

      It's only a tough choice if Houston is willing to throw out the cash to entice him away from the Heat.

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    24. If the Heat get Darko, Miami will have the top 4 picks of the 2003 draft!

      Darko will do well in Miami being surrounded by champions again.

      Plus, Darko will be coached by the Heat's secret weapon: assistant coach Bob McAdoo who is a Hall of Fame player. McAdoo has had a huge role in developing Miami's players.

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    25. So, all that's left..... what is the magic $$$ number for Darko to get bought away from a starting spot (a starting spot that looks like a great fit) on one of the most heavily favored teams, the 2012 champion Heat.... and go to a projected bottom seed or lottery team Rockets.


      Biscayane (SP?) Bay or the Smog Coast.

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    26. @KHuang,

      If you think Darko is anything more than a third string big, then you're on something. And he certainly isn't better than Asik. Asik was one of the league's best defenders last season. Chicago only allowed 92 pts per 100 possessions when Asik was on the floor, which was one of the best in the League. In contrast, Minnesota allowed 108 points per 100 possessions when Darko was on the floor. Worse yet, they only scored 92 pts per 100 possessions, which made Darko a -18. And it's been that way most of the years he's been in the League. That isn't a lack of coaching. That's sucking. The only thing he brings to the table is his 7'0" 250 lb. body. That's it. No skills. Zero instincts and IQ. And a lot of sucking.

      Then again, you're the guy who thinks Anthony Davis isn't very good....

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    27. Edit:

      I got the numbers wrong. Darko had an Offensive Rating of 88 and a Defensive Rating of 106. In any event, that's BAD. There's a reason Nikola Pekovic took his starting job "by force," to quote you.

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    28. @KHuang,

      I do agree that idiot Larry Brown ruined Darko, though. If Darko had gone to a different team, things might have been different. I think it's too late now, though.

      In a lot of ways, Jeremy was fortunate the Warriors let him go. It allowed him to gain back the confidence and swagger that he needs to succeed.

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    29. All of those are good points, TVN.

      Darko played for the Wolves, Asik played for the Bulls. BIG DIFFERENCE in quality of teammates and coaching staff. And don't believe that Darko is a bad defender - he routinely shut guys down in his first one and a half seasons in MN before Adelman took over.

      I don't exactly know what happened in MN with Rick Adelman, but Nicola Pekovic was a horrible player for Coach Kurt Rambis and was largely benched behind Darko. Then Rick Adelman came in and Nicola Pekovic fit his system while Darko was benched.

      I don't deny that Darko has not played well, nor do I think that he's suddenly going to turn his career around. But I do see a lot of game in him when I watch him play, just as I did with Lin.

      Just because a coach chooses to bench Lin or Darko doesn't mean that those guys can't play. I've watched Darko for many years and will never not believe that he could become a solid starting NBA center if he had a real team to play on. Darko has had enough good games despite the horrible situations to have convinced me in his ability, just like Lin did in Golden State.

      I remain totally unconvinced by Anthony Davis's extremely NBA unready game. But TVN, I would truly welcome your insight as to why Davis is not going to become the bust that I think he's going to be.

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  18. stat looking for lin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G-2rBfkLiY

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    1. That was a nice little shout out/joke

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    2. Amare is a good guy.
      Now that's what a true friend would do.

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    3. :) @ Metta

      "I'm Linsanity all day. [You were?] Yeah, no question."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaQweB_w9Ko

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  19. Guys,
    Have you seen this youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iclMp_5RGaM . Steven A gets taken to town on Jlin. I really like this Marcellus Wiley Wile guy and Max Kellerman- these guys know their basketball. Also, I really like the fact they explain clearly what really happened with Jlin going to Houston.

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    1. Marcellus and Max are great. I listen to them on the radio or podcast. They were just giving it to SAS with facts after facts. Like always SAS just started speaking louder to cover up. SAS is such a loser.

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    2. DESTROYED. it was like kicking a dead dog easy.

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    3. This video exposed SAS for the moron he is. He was torn apart...his arguments were so baseless it was ridiculous. Do people actually watch this guy..my intelligence was insulted listening to him....seriously. My 4 year old could make better points.

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    4. I address him Mr S, you know SSS, he is one. I don't want to be sinned with words

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    5. ESPN must have gotten more heat from Asian American Coalitions and individual Lin fans than I realized re. SAS's obvious "I don't believe in Lin because dood's an Asian dork and Asian dorks cannot play basketball" statements for the last several months.

      I feel ESPN did this because they got a lot of heat and realized Asian American Coalitions and Lin fans needed to see their positions expressed a bit on tv. ESPN picked the right guys in Max and Marcellus to do it. It was literally 3 on 1 and ESPN set that up on purpose to make SAS look like the bumbling idiot. I do think SAS expected one of those 2 guys to support his take and ESPN prolly told Max and Marcellus to sandbag SAS and catch him off guard.

      At least SAS just came out and said in a nice way at the end what he always really wants to say about Lin but is afraid to do since he doesn't want to be called an outright racist either. "Felton is better than Lin because Lin is a dorky Asian guy. Yeah I know Lin is from California born and raised, but to me he's Jackie Chan all the same. Lin cannot jump like an elite NBA athlete, don't all you people see that? Lin's lateral agility is not as fast at the best NBA guards, don't you see that like I do? Lin scores the ball too much and this is not a team designed for him to shine because we all know the NBA is a scorer's league these days. Don't he know that? The guy who can put the ball in the bucket gets the NBA glory so how dare Lin try to jack up all the shots instead of Carmelo!?
      Lin's game is not pretty like the typical NBA guard, don't he know that? Don't the rest of you all see that except for ME? What the hell is going on? If this guy wasn't Asian, he'd be Matt Maloney, Tyler Hansborough's Brother or something, for crying out loud! He's a JJ Reddick who can't shoot as well, don't all of you see that?! Doug Gottlieb thinks he is better than Lin for crying out loud and that Lin only gained stardom cause he is freaking Asian so why can't I say it too!?"

      America might not believe this, but a lot of Asian AMericans I know think Lin is overhyped and overrated and a flash in the pan. "Lin is a scrub" they say. I ask why? They say "well linsanity lasted 5 games and then he sucked". I say how did he suck? They say "everyone knows he did." I say how about some facts or evidence of him sucking? They say "miami game." I say what about after? They say "I stopped caring after cause it's obvious he sucks." And therefore, to most people including many Asian Americans, Jeremy Lin sucks and always will suck unless he is the second coming of Michael Jordan.

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    6. The mainstream media is a very powerful force, even among the Asian American community. There is no sense of loyalty or connection to Jeremy Lin in the NBA, because in their minds it's "Racist" to support another Asian person.
      I know because my sister is among those who told me Jeremy Lin sucks. I told her, he suffered a knee injury and isn't even in the game, so how can anyone prove it ?

      Of course, my sister is rather ignorant to these issues. She watches every big box Hollywood movie religiously, Twilight, Hunger Games, Marvel Comic movies, you name it. She saw nothing wrong with "The Last Airbender".

      It's very difficult to explain to these people why the media overlooks the positive and amplifies every negative about Jeremy Lin. Compare that to how they praise Tim Tebow.

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    7. self Hating Asians................ how about the non Asian dating female Asians.......



      AND WOW. HAD NO IDEA SAS WENT THAT FAR WITH IT..........

      The following text is just hypothetical and for discussion only. lets flip the script.

      what about Jim brown can't be a gd doctor cuz he's just a jock black guy. jockey black guy that's it. he's always gonna be snoop dog to me. I know he went to Harvard..... grew up farming in north Dakota..... but he's snoop dog, Tracy Morgan, he's kunta. how dare he try to be such a good doctor. he should be sweeping and letting the real doctors operate.....

      I'm not goin g to finish writing that

      unfortunately (FORTUNATELY) trying to be racist and think of hypothetical racist crap like that gives me a headache and makes me feel sick.

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    9. Asian American not really into sports? Because of the discrimination they were facing growing up? Or maybe is a universal idendification of Chinese are alike: academic excellent outplay atlethic? That's what the notion I got from my parents. Ypu can't survive financially for being a pro sport person and you needs to have a back up career once retired or injured after ypu are done in sport. Maybe some Asian American do not resonant with all the hype about Jeremy Lin or his risen from obscurity but his story is a shared sentiments in Asia: one can excel in both, hard work and persistant and enjoy every.stages/ process in achiving your dreams and goals. We do not need a over hype Jeremy Lin but a Jeremy Lin that enjoy the bb and showcase his skills and perseverance on court and his humility and down to earth personality and sometimes a bit of dorkiness.

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    11. I don't have TV in my house, don't watch modern movies, and don't follow the media.

      The result is that I'm blissfully (brutally) unaware of how to act like an emasculated Asian asexual media stereotype or religiously rejected ethnic heathen lower life form.

      It amuses me to see the shocked reactions when I stand up for myself in a way that stereotype addled racists don't expect out of an Asian American man. What really shocks them is that when they come at me, I go at them EVEN HARDER. I will gladly go after his racist bandwagoners too no matter how many people come after me.

      Most Asian Americans consider me some sort of violent freak and criticize me for defending myself. 100% of the time, I turn on them with the same force I use to vanquish my racial enemies.

      On this board, everybody has seen me eagerly take the fight right at racists. It works for me on this board and in real life too. Lin does the same thing in basketball.

      LEARN FROM ME AND LIN. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself, no matter your color.

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    12. @ABC Baller

      "It's very difficult to explain to these people why the media overlooks the positive and amplifies every negative about Jeremy Lin."

      Asian/ AA men bear the brunt of some really insidious negative stereotyping out there.
      People who are not subject to this crap [incl A/ AA women] might not be able to be sensitive to all its nuances.

      [Then there are those who just couldn't be bothered to seriously understand this thing, since it's not them getting the shaft. They can afford not to care.]

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    13. jlinis . . . I watched the video. I was impressed with the arguments made by other guys. Giving a benefit of doubt to SAS, what he says in the video is that where you have Melo and Amare on the team, Felton is more suitable PG for Knicks because even though Felton is not as good scorer as JLin, Felton will "defer" to Melo and Amare and will not take too many shots. In other words, Felton will kiss their butts. I sort of agree with the premise that JLin and Melo do not fit very well for whatever reasons; I just cannot envision them mixing well and winning together. If I had a choice of putting together a team for the purpose of going to NBA Finals, I would not make Melo a centerpiece: Any team with Melo as the centerpiece is not going to get the job done. I see JLin playing very, very well with someone like Durant. In fact, if you take Harden out and put JLin with OKC, I think OKC will be a better team.

      At the same time, I am not saying I think JLin will break through the top 5 PGs throughout his career, because I would still like to whether he can improve fast enough in Houston. I am pretty sure SAS would have said that Larry Bird was overrated also. The guy thinks only those players who are super good on one-on-one skills can become NBA stars. But some players like Magic, Bird and Rondo, they are not super one-on-one players (all relative), but they certainly make other players around them better. Also, these guys are mentally tough, like JLin. If SAS knew how tough JLin really is or must be to make this far in NBA, he would change his mind. SAS thinks he can convince the audience by raising his voice and be entertaining, but he needs to improve the substance of his arguments. SAS is a loud mouthed black preacher who is in love with the sound of his own voice.

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    14. Why does the media find it hard to believe that people are fans of Jeremy Lin because of his character? Or that he is a role model for Asian people.
      Do they really expect us to be in awe of these NBA superstars like Lebron, Carmelo, and now DHoward that they shove down our throats constantly? Why is it wrong for Asian children to have a role model who is Asian like them ? This is yet another thing that they want to deprive from us, our dignity.

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    15. JLIN sticks out like sore thumbs among these bb players which we read about their private life splash across.the paper (nothing fantastic to flaunt about). For us in Asia, we look up to JLIN for being one od the rare gem in world that dominates by bxxxx & caucasians, furthermore we adore his humility and down to earth personality; I would want my offsprings and other youngsters to have someone like JLIN to look up to. I do impress

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    16. I do impress and admire the bb skills posses by Kobe, LeBron, Melo, Kidd but off the court, I don't know them well enough to comments about their characters. On the other hand as a newbie in the league, JLIN shows maturiry, graciousness and humility with all the hype surrounding him.

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    18. According to SAS, Lin is only better than Felton at scoring. It's obvious Lin is better at everything compared to Felton.

      J Lin would play well with KD. J Lin would play well anywhere that actually tries to play as a team. I can't ever imagine KD doing any of the nonsense of Melo.

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    19. Like Eric astutely said on this forum, Jeremy Lin played very well with a motivated Carmelo Anthony.

      The Knicks under Woodson played fabulously well. Anthony and Lin coexisted harmoniously and the Knicks blew people away. I really was looking forward to seeing that again next season.

      I strongly believe that had the Knicks matched Houston and brought Lin back, Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith would have been on their best behavior. Lin would continue to dominate, and he'd force his way into the starting lineup even with the 3 other point guards.

      In the NBA, guys can play well on the same team even if they hate each other. Watching Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman pass the ball to each other has always been a jarring experience for me that I'll never get over, given that those two basically beat each other up for years until they got on the same team.

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    20. Melo was motivated to get his numbers.

      "Oh linsanity? I'm gonna sulk on the bench in a win cuz they love him more, he's scoring more, and I know I don't ever pass, but he got more assists! How dare he win the game for us. I'm gonna tank and get mike d out. Don't worry about the effed up sound bites u get from me, I will deny and spin them all. Great woodsons in, Lin is marginalized by the new system, AND he's injured I gotta really turn it up now....I gotta get my 40 points in black hole ISo Melo style and then skirt responsibility Losing that way, since im unwilling to add new facets to my supposed all nba top five game and do what we need to win.... even though I am supposed to be THE LEADER.

      Pipped and roman had their moments, but those guys r legends. They for the most part went all out. They wanted to win so bad they passed to each other. Melo..... Compared to them.... No way. Pipped going point forward moving the ball, and you knew roman cared less about scoring. They produced. People knew their rolls and filled them, they weren't always happy, but they made it work. They Wanted to make it work. Hah and Phil Jackson managing zen versus Woodsons clowning.


      To be sure, yes, roman had his issues, pipped sulked some. Coming from all nba top fifty legends with multiple rings and an almost never ending commitment to the work needed to win...... Theyve earned a bit more right/privilege to bitch.... And hell it worked for them. Their production and sacrifice outweighed their bitching by far.... All for rings.

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    21. ***Skirt responsibility and losing that way when it matters.... Playoffs.***


      iSo black hole ball hasn't been winning any championships lately.

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  20. Seriously i don't know what to expect from the Rockets this season, and so do you. But one thing i'm sure, Jeremy didn't end up in Houston by mistake. Looking back at his journey, every thing happened for a reason, indeed a blessing in disguise. Who would of thought from Harvard, undrafted, Warriors 15th man to Linsanity. This dude is destined for greatness. It's all written through his path, that he walked with God.

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  21. Lin's situation with the Rockets isn't too bad. It's only a 3-year deal, so if the Houston becomes a dead end lottery team like a Portland or Charlotte, he can leave in free agency after 3-years, and he'll only be 26 years old.

    It might seem like a waste to be on a non-playoff team for a few years, but he needs the opportunity to develop as a point guard. We all agreed last year that his game was problematic. He wasn't a great outside shooter, he wasn't as fast going to his left, he was throwing dangerous passes, he was indecisive on help defense.

    These problems can only be fixed with real experience, and that's what he will get on the Rockets team where he is the main player. In 3-years he will develop into an MVP level player, and then he can play for whatever team he wants .... instead of whatever team wants to give him a chance. He controls his own destiny.

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    1. Jeremy Lin seemed pretty polished to me last season.

      I don't expect him to be a perfect player, especially since he lead NY to two win streaks last season. In the history of the NBA, there has been no such thing as a perfect player.

      Jeremy Lin has more than enough point guard skill and polish to be an All Star. As long as his coach deploys him properly and his teammates come to play, he'll be an All Star for years to come.

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    2. He needs to play full season games and gain.experience to polish and sharpen his skill in plays and lead a team on the court. Even with less media hype and exposure, he can concentrates fully in playing bb rather than spending time to deal with media. We were captivate and joined the bandwagon of all the Linsanidty hype but ovelook that what Jeremy Lin is all about; he wanted to play bb and having fun doing it.

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  22. Jeremy Lin to coach basketball camp in Dongguan

    http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20120811000022&cid=1104&MainCatID=0&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=490e6


    "He says he now trains for six hours a day even while he is traveling."

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    1. what's jeremy doing between 11th and 18th?

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    2. He'll be meeting up with Yao Ming.
      Will be busy with 'endorsement activities.'

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    3. :)

      oh on the 18th if plans don't change, Guangzhou.
      [All arranged by Geely-Volvo.]

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  23. JLin arrives in Shanghai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn6NOlQYT4A&sns=tw

    http://sports.online.sh.cn/sports/gb/content/2012-08/11/content_5499427.htm

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    1. Dream Rebuilder Fellowship Event in Beijing
      [for child survivors of the Sichuan earthquake]

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC68ishQw1w

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    2. Dream Rebuilder Fellowship Event

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGp6JiNGD8I
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVQOVDGCeeU

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    3. It feels very controlled, only 50 fans greet him at Shanghai airport ? Everyone is well behaved and not scrambling to get his autograph.
      All the media questions are simple and non-religious/political. Compared to how the media treated him in New York, this is kindergarten.

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    4. It's communist China... of course everything is controlled. Their culture is robotic, reserved, and controlled, nothing like the West.

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    5. Have you ever traveled to China or interacted with Chinese citizens living in China?

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  25. Hi , I am from China and I think you got a good sense of humor and very creative imagination.

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  26. He must living in the cave. 井底之蛙 .

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  27. I am a Chinese; my dad's originated from Guandzhou 'Mei Xian'but we never forgotten our roots by learning 'Han Wen' and caligraphy is a must in a our household. By learning English is to broaden our knowledge and a tool that give us an edge in our works. I am glad the insight my dad had; never stray far from our origin but accept the facts that the world I am living is multi ethnics, cultural, religions and beliefs. Proud to be a Singaporean Chineae not Chinese Singaporen for I love my country and appreciate my root.

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    1. In your opinion, what's the different between Singaporean Chinese and Chinese Singaporean? Almost 80% of Singapore population are Chinese(mainly 4th - 7th generation). If your parents comes directly from China and you were born in Singapore that means you are second generation right?

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