Thursday, August 2, 2012

Jeremy Lin spending a month in Asia

  • Here is Jeremy's last game as a Rocket. Amazing layup going by all 5 Spurs to tie it up. Also, great D on Kawhi Leonard at the end:

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  1. I applaud for his dedication and commitment to the bb camp and evengelism n congregation on the 1st sept in TWN. Your have not forgotten us in Asia after your rise to stardom.

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  2. I really think Jeremy can be a good post player in his position. There are so many guards that he can punish down low. He would be living on the free throw line all day long. It would relieve some pressure off him. He could learn some crafty post moves from McHale and Olajuwon.

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  3. I love what the top Chinese badminton player talked about his Olympics. He said he's no longer there to win the gold but rather want to help promote the sport and make it more popular through his performance. I think Jeremy's the same way. Classy.

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  4. A couple days in the offseason of Jeremy Lin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc7Rdl0TeHo

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    1. I love the fact that he is training his left-hand penetrations. He should also keep mastering those floaters. He would become unstoppable when he masters that shot just look at tony parker. I don't know about you guys but jeremy seems to more muscular than before. He must have been living in the weight room.

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    2. The key to Tony Parker's floater is having Tim Duncan on the court to suck defenses away.

      Jeremy Lin would be even more unstoppable than Parker if he had Tim Duncan.

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    3. @nephelauxetic He actually weighs 212 lbs now. Gained 12 more lbs of muscle.

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  5. Yes that is classy but I don't like Jeremy being satisfied with just promoting basketball and make it more popular. I want him to strive to lead the rockets to the playoffs (not just 8th or 7th seed). I want him to compete with the best and even teach them a lesson. I want him to play like he has the biggest chip on his shoulder. I want him to strive to win and win and win.

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    1. Of course, that badminton player said so after he's won everything and dominated his field for years. No worry. I am sure that Jeremy knows that he can attract more people to watch and thus promote the sport by his dominant play. But he also knows that if he works hard and gives his 100% effort, he would be okay with whatever the results. I just like that he's so willing to give back to the community. He's really a class act!

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    2. That is why he must focused first on winning. He should approach next season as playoffs or bust.

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    3. At least in my eyes, Jeremy no longer has to prove anything to anybody. He just needs to play his own game and he will be fine. Trust God will have a prefect plan for him and all of us!

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    4. I know that but all I'm saying is that he should not be satisfied by being good. He should strive to become great (I know he will). I only stated what his only goal should be (at least in terms of basketball). If he can lead his team to the playoffs, he will surely silence his so-called doubters

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    5. Jeremy will always have doubters though no matter what he accomplishes. On whether he can lead the team to the playoffs, bball is a 5 man game, one man can only do so much. Even they fail, it will not be a failure by Lin in my opinion. I believe the Rockets can make the playoffs though. No team with Lin on it would stay bad for long.

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    6. Yes, I'm only talking about what should be his mentality (playoff or bust mentality)

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    7. "Playoff or bust" is for journalists writing articles.

      A guy like Kevin Love plays his hardest every night. Yet his hapless Timberwolves can't win. Kevin Love shouldn't be calling himself a "bust" because he has never made the playoffs.

      Lin already lifted the Knicks into the playoffs. Been there, done that.

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    8. Neo sounds like a typical Chinese parent.. ha ha..

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    9. And what does a typical Chinese parent sound like, Etane?

      I am VERY interested in your opinion.

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    10. Like someone who says things like this:

      "I know that but all I'm saying is that he should not be satisfied by being good. He should strive to become great."

      der

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    11. Big deal, Etane.

      I see lots of nonAsian parents sayimg the same thing.

      What's your problem wih Asians, Etane?

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    12. I can't speak for all Asians, but many Asians I know eat too much. All they do is eat. Chinese food is great and all, but food with all that grease and MSG can't be all that healthy. Another thing, Asians gamble too much. When they are out, they are usually playing pai gao at casinos. When they are at home, they are usually playing mah jong. Are most Asians adrenaline junkies? Another thing, Asians love "face". This shows how status driven they are and even those that aren't well off has to drive nice cars and wear name brand clothing. Oh, and Asians are practically alcoholics as they drink too much. Every occasion is an excuse for them to drink which is OK as many cultures enjoy to booze it up once in awhile. But, with Asians, they don't hold their alcohol too well. Their whole face gets bright red after only a few bears. That's embarrassing! Anyways, I have tons more problems with Asians. Don't get me started about Asian Americans who had hard time assimilating within Western Cultures, so they grew up with a chip on their shoulder. Those people are unsightly, simply embarrassing. Probably lots of those people here on this site think Jeremy will avenge them each time he schools a gui-lo or oh-lan on the courts. Get a life!

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    13. That's too bad Etane. It's too bad you didn't meet Asians that are not like what you describe.

      It's like when you grow up and all you meet are ghetto black guys who don't care about school, smoke weed all the time, lazy, blah blah blah...but in reality not all black people are like that. It's just in that scenario, in that situation, that's all you see, therefore it creates a psychological picture of how black people are.

      So I believe that this is how you see Asians because of what you have experienced in your life.

      Unless, I could be wrong and your just racist.

      One thing I do disagree with is that it's not only Asians who do the things you describe above. Every ethnicity does the same thing in some form or another.

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    14. Dude, it's obvious that Etane's tongue was firmly planted in his cheeks when he wrote his post. people need to learn to laugh a bit. way too many tight a$$es on here.

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    15. Way to come on this board, calling people tigt a$$es.

      Etane really believes all that stuff he posts.

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    16. Racists like Etane spread lies and hatred about Asians so that other fools like fighton1999 can learn how to be racist.

      Stereotyping Asian parents the way Eyane did is overt racism.

      All the other hate filled racist garbage he wrote is designed to belittle Asians.

      I won't let this evil racism gp unchallenged.

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    17. look i have no idea who etane is but you seriously believe that he meant everything said? really? you know this guy personally? oh well, whatever floats your boat, i guess. oops, is that a racist comment too? mentioning "boat" in this forum?

      dude.. this is a jeremy lin board about basketball. honestly, i thoroughly enjoy your posts about baskeball - you know what you're talking about. we're on here because we're fans of jlin, some as far back as his harvard days. but your other posts... say what you need to say, but you do open yourself up for people to mess with you, that's all i'm saying. for all we know, and based on what i can tell, etane is pulling your chain and having a great time doing it.

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    18. Thanks for disagreeing with me fairly, fighton1999. I respect you and won't lump you in the same racist category as Etaine.

      Etaine and I have a race war going on. He thinks that Asians should just sit there meekly while he flames us with ugly racial slurs.

      It's not acceptable for a racist like Etaine to come spewing hate against Asians and not expect to get called out. Had Etaine come onto an Anglo American board and started spewing similar garbage, people would be going after him. It doesn't matter what racial group you're from, racism is WRONG.

      Racism is a hugely important topic with Jeremy Lin. It's why he gwts so overlooked, targeted, and hated. We Asian Americans deal with it daily, so it's not like we can just turn our heads and ignore it on this board.

      Etaine can pull my chain all he wants. But I enjoy seeing him run like a PUNK when I go after him.

      C'mon Etaine. Bring it on, racist.

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    19. Woo, I am so afraid of your internet threats, Bruce Huang. Watah!! you going to do to me??

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    20. Actually, you should be grateful you don't know me in real life. Many a racist like you has fallen to me, physically and otherwise.

      In the end, you only hurt your racist cause by showing your evil true colors. Right now you are KICKING YOUR OWN BUTT.

      I don't have to do anything except call you out. You're pulling your own chain, racist.

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    21. Etane, are you talking about the Americans way of living life???? cause everything you said feels like the Americans'style of living life, besides, difference is they don't play mahjon and pai gao u mentioned. If Asians like to drink too much like you said, can you please explain to me why so many drunk drive car accidents are cause by the non-asians? Mostly by the young-american kids? and not to mention the drug abuse, the child abuse, sexual abuse..etc of the american parents to their kids...
      well, not to put a culture war thing or racist war thing with you, but what you had doing up there is silly and not impress . If you are also a jlin fan, welcome to the site then and why can't we build a good jeremy lin fan site with respect to anybody?!

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  6. Bb is not a one man game, Rockets young players and veterans has to buy into the new team, the system and train hard on Pick n roll with Jeremy as the playmaker on court. The team has to strike a balance in the ability in winning games and the thirst of winning games. Right now the Rockets is very raw and most of the players still lack of experience in the league, so is up to the FO and the coaches to accept the reality that playoff might be not plausible for this season. They need to invest more time and adequate training and what Is the best game plan to win games and eventually the playoff as their next goal.

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  7. Look like he has been working on his left hand!!!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc7Rdl0TeHo

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    1. Video shows him working w/ Atkinson still. Wonder if Jeremy hired him for the off season or if this was prior to him getting traded.

      Can't wait to see the result of his hard work.

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    2. Thanks for the link. Every time I see him doing his off season training. I feel like it's a motivational message to all of us to always never give up,and that it takes hard work, dedication, and discipline to achieve your goals and dreams.

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    3. I agree @Etymology. His videos are always so inspiring for both kids and adults

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    4. All NBA players work this hard in the offsason, not just Lin.

      I will never fully grasp how hard NBA players work at their games. Guys like Lin have a capacity for work that a mete mortal like me could never understand.

      Every offseason, NBA veterans grind themselves to maintain conditioning and add moves. They work just as hard as Lin does, even the players earning minimum wage.

      When a NBA veteran chooses to retire, I think of all the offseason hours of running and training and weightlifting that they walk away from.

      I get so impressed when guys like Baron Davis fight so hard to return from serious injury, knowing they have to go through all that conditioning again AND THEN SOME.

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    5. @JV I thought that was Doc Scheppler, no?

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  8. I worry about Lin's training, it seems like he's bulking up and adding weight. That could put more stress on his knees and make him slower on the court. There are a lot of quick point guards he would have to chase around screens. Lin needs to be light on his feet.

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    1. It looks like some of the exercises he's doing are specifically for strengthening his knees' lateral ability which will add durability to his knee ligaments.

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    2. I'm sure they take into account, the weight/speed ratio. I'm not an expert in this, but all professional sports trainers take into consideration all the physical aspects in a person's body and determines the best suitable training for an individual to achieve their goals without negating other physical aspects of an athlete.

      The added weight could mean more muscle mass in the quads, hamstrings, and calves, therefore, despite the obvious general weight gain. Lin is move explosive and can jump higher due to more fast twitching muscle fibers in his legs from his training.

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    3. It's only natural that he puts on weight when lifting to get stronger. Most likely because his genes allow it.

      For me personally I have to work 5x harder to put on weight and maintain.

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    4. Unknown, are you intaking 0.7 - 1.0 lbs of protein per body weight?

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    5. Correction "per lb. of body weight"

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    6. Yep. Did the whole protein thing. Ate a bunch. Lifted hard. I'm just one of those guys with a very fast metabolism, low bodyfat and super lean.

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    7. Yep. Did the whole protein thing. Ate a bunch. Lifted hard. I'm just one of those guys with a very fast metabolism, low bodyfat and super lean.

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    8. wait till you hit 38 - no work needed to gain weight.

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    9. believe me i was one of those high metabolism guys and totally took advantage of it in college and post college. however, by the time 35 came around, mr. high metabolism decided to leave abruptly but didn't tell me so i kept on eating.

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    10. ABC, doing power cleans and front squats and deadlifts will make Lin be way more explosive and faster. Well he's not doing power cleans in the videos but I wish he was...I assume he's doing plyo training too and you can see some one legged hop expercises he's working on. Lin seems less interested training his vertical than improving his lateral abilities based on the vids we see, in my opinion. Functional strength is key for Lin which is smart and will translate on the court when you see him a step quicker than the next guy and wonder why that is when it isn't readily apparent.

      His training, based on the sets, reps, and weight, is specifically geared to make him faster and more explosive in his movements on the court. Why else do you think he is doing this?

      Some people thinkin lifting heavy leg weights is bad for the knees and back long term, but to say he will be slower on the court? No way...he is training the way he is for the exact opposite reason.

      The reasons guys like Kobe and Nash stay skinny and you don't see them lifting heavy anymore (well Nash might have never lifted heavy) as they get old is their body can no longer withstand heavy lifting and recover like Lin can since he is younger. When Lin hits 30, don't expect to see him still doing this routine. His body won't be able to handle the heavy lifting and recover esp with the mileage and future wear and tear on his joints compounded with age.

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    11. That's a good observation, Swing. Lin's youth makes these extreme workouts possible. It looks like the type of workout NFL running backs would do, strength and explosive speed. Which I thought he already had quickness, but that he needs to control his speed to avoid turnovers.

      It's possible to build muscle without gaining weight, or even losing weight at the same time. By burning off body fat and replacing with lean muscle. Lin looks big, but he's not chiseled, not as much definition in his muscles as say Chris Paul or Lebron.

      I can't wait to see JLin shirtless on the cover of Men's Health magazine , with ripped shoulders, arms, chest and abs. Not being gay here, but that magazine will be flying off the shelf.

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  9. Nice article from SI goes more in detail how Rocket's deal went down.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1203304/1/index.htm

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    1. Thanks Rio! Good one. I'll post it.

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  10. " Lin celebrated the Rockets' initial offer by treating 15 friends and relatives to steak and lobster the next night at Scott's Seafood, a restaurant back home in Palo Alto, Calif. The following night was dinner with coaches at Sundance, a local steakhouse. As Lin feasted, Houston only grew hungrier. After they traded starting point guard Kyle Lowry to Toronto and lost backup Goran Dragic to Phoenix as a free agent, the Rockets were stuck with 10 forwards, no true center and nobody to run the offense. Alexander told Morey, "We should be more aggressive."

    The Rockets raised the offer to Lin to $25.1 million, including a $14.9 million "poison pill" in the third and final year, which would send the Knicks deeper into the luxury tax, where they have taken up permanent residence. "Poison pill?" former Knicks guard Landry Fields mused to the MSG Network. "That's a Tic Tac for James Dolan." But New York's billionaire owner found it hard to swallow, having also declined to match an offer sheet from Toronto for Fields. "This was the best structure to give us the best shot," Morey says now. "They seemed to get upset at us.""

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  11. JLIN arrived Twn this morning at 4:55 am (Twn time) , estatic

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    1. Hmmm... I wonder if there are crowds,of screaming girls like they do for Justin Bieber, Sac Effron, etc. He's quite the male sex symbol over there in Taiwan.

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    2. haha...i would love to be one of the crowds to scream!!!

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    3. JLin arrives in Taiwan [Mandarin]
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnP_E8Ycsv4

      1:04 A brief message from JLin

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    4. JLin loves China Airlines
      http://twitter.com/Amoeba79/status/231568866327797760/photo/1

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    5. The fans are in order and respectfully in order unfortunately he was waived thru the VIP lounge not the usual arrival hall. But knowing his fans were at he arrival lounge waiting for him since 2am, he recorded a short message from te VIP lounge to his fans and apologize for not able to meet them personally but looking forward for the evening meet the fans session and at thw Nike Nite around 1930hrs.

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  12. Yeah, he seems to go to great lengths to avoid fans and the media, often taking the back door in and out. Come on JLin, here's your chance to build up your fan base.

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  13. He was tired after a 12 hrs flight, proceeded to the hotel for a short rest but that did not give him an excuse to skip his training; she started around 10:30 and just finished at 3pm. ABC Baller, he did not use the back door but face his fans crowded outside the school with smile and waves.

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    1. wow Michelle, you are so current with Jeremy's whereabouts and schedules. appreciate your updates and if possible, more please...

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  14. He will be meeting 12 special selected and 13 VIP fans in one of the NIKE specialty shop (sponsor of another event later of the day) at downtown of Taipei then 7:30 hlwill follow by an appreance as the guest of honor at Basketball Nite just across the street under a temporary basketball court, just for the event.

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  15. Jeremy meeting fans in Taipei: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InlVqLH9v2U&feature=player_embedded#t=0s

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