Friday, August 3, 2012

JLin - Working Hard, Playing Hard

  • This was before he signed with the Rockets. Kenny Atkinson (Knicks Assistant Coach), and Doc Scheppler (JLin's shooting coach) workin him:



Update: 10:50pm PST - Jeremy loves China Airlines.

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  1. It amazes me how much Kenny Atkinson has worked with Lin.

    There are 12-14 other Knicks on the team. Yet Jeremy Lin seemingly had Kenny Atkinson all to himself. And Lin was the guy at the end of the Knicks bench. Weren't other Knick players tapping Atkinson's knowkedge?

    All I know is that Lin has surrounded himself with the best coaches and is a very fundamentally sound player as a result.

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  2. That is right he will show everyone the hard work pays off....seem that his knee is 100%, cannot wait til the season start.

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  3. JLin, a kids jeopardy question
    http://twitter.com/MChoon/status/231534345603665920/photo/1

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  4. Houston Rockets ‏@HoustonRockets
    Tomorrow is the @JLin7 marathon on @NBATV, starting at 10am CST. See interviews and full games & get a taste of what's to come in Houston.
    11:18 AM - 3 Aug 12

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  5. Here is a link where you might see Jlin in action in Taipei, but not sure if it will work for you guys in the US http://hichannel.hinet.net/event/nikelive/#

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  6. Jeremy is going to do well this season, no worse than 16 pt, 6 asst, 4 rbd, 2 stl, .5 blocks a game. He is fixing his dribble which needed to be faster and tighter and it's getting there in that vid he showed. You can see its improving. This kid won't be going no where anytime soon but up. Even if Lin wins the nba championship this year, his haters and negative media types will still discount him and sell him short. Confidence and smarts makes up for a lot and Lin has plenty of both, plus a quick first step so he will have an impact on the nba again this season. I predict Lin will squeak into the playoffs after the team finally gels and take the #1 or 2 seed on a run for their money. I think Lin will earn the silent resort of nba players with his on court ability and the bashing of him belonging in the nba and being a backup scrub will subside by end of season.

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  7. swingline I think you may be underestimating his 2013 production. Jeremy Lin averaged 18.2pts, 7.5 assists, 2 steals a game in his 25 starts. Over half were against playoff teams. This included every single team focused on stopping him especially after the first week of Linsanity hype, he produced despite facing double/triple teams and opposing point guards playing like it was the NBA finals so the unknown Asian American kid wouldn't embarrass them. Those numbers also include when Melo-noma, Amare, and JR Smith basically took over the team and Lin's shots went down under Mike Woodson.
    Lin's basement is 18pts, 7 assists a game. Given that he is a gym rat and obsessively focused on getting better, it's completely realistic that barring injury Jeremy Lin will average in the neighborhood of 20 and 9 for an entire season.

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    1. I think you are right Anon. I think he could actually average 24-25 pts a game w/ 8 asst dominating the ball to be honest if he really wanted stats but I don't know if he can do that and win since we just don't know exactly what his ceiling is yet with a rookie rocket's squad. If he is that amazing of a guard, like a Chris Paul who can clearly dominate games for many years to come, look out. We are a still a small minority of Lin believers who have faith he is that good, but even most Lin supporters think he is still marginal and over-hyped by the crazy and irrational Asian Lin fans.

      I prefer Lin get modest stats and win in Houston as its leader rather get 20/10 and finish as a 10th seed. Media bashers are already conceding Lin will get 20/10 a night on a team that they project will be irrelevant in the NBA. We will see....

      I am a big believer that talent doesn't appear over night. You can improve upon talent but it has to be there from the start. In this internet age, the info is so easy to find, but it seems the casual NBA fan wants to believe Lin is some undeserving and untalented Harvard math major scrub (the media tries to portray it that way) who walked onto the basketball team in college and for some unknown reason lucked into the NBA. Kobe said it best that Lin probably always was who he was and nobody noticed till he made them notice. We all know his high school pedigree. His old coaches say he was a 10 year old prodigy on the court. The fact that Lin never lifted a weight in high school yet still was effective says a lot about his talent level. Few guys don't lift weights and train their bodies while still remaining as effective as he was on the court even at the high school level. I think that is why he got so much better later in college and when he did get to the NBA - his basic talent level carried him through college and the NBA and now he is exploding since he is getting pro level training like many of his peers have had since high school.

      And the most telling thing is that Lin has historically taken teams lacking in talent and made those teams competitive where he gets to be the man. I think this will continue in his NBA career and because of that I do not think Houston will be bad for the entire length of Lin's contract. However, we just don't know if Lin can will his team into the upper echelon or if the best of his talents leading a meager team at the NBA level will lead to mediocre team results. I think that will be the hallmark of Lin's career - he will be able to take modest talent around him (they must be willing to play behind him) and exert his will to win games because that is what he's been doing since he was 10 years old.

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    2. You are right . only one thing to add to it is in 3 years I hope houston go after Tyson hard. I believe lin and Tyson is a good fit. After stayed up late last night to watch the Feb laker 38 points game I'm more convience they both good as a pair.

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    1. JLin's ride

      Volvo [S60, S80, & XC60]
      http://s1.djyimg.com/i6/1207310806121471.jpg

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  9. JLin, Josh, Papa Lin in Nanshan High School gym

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=417801654938847&set=a.135662779819404.35590.132592160126466&type=3&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=417812658271080&set=a.135662779819404.35590.132592160126466&type=1&theater

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    1. JLin at Nanshan High School

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjISful9_fk

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    3. JLin: "Oh my God..."

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

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    4. Taiwan News: Lin Shu Hao shocked, says "Oh my God."

      http://www.nexttv.com.tw/news/realtime/latest/10349660/Oh%20My%20God%EF%BC%81%E3%80%80%E6%9E%97%E4%BE%86%E7%98%8B%E5%9A%87%E5%88%B0%E6%9E%97%E6%9B%B8%E8%B1%AA

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  11. Wow, those videos are crazy. I think Jeremy Lin could run for President of Taiwan right now and he would win by a landslide LOL.

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    1. Taiwan TV dissecting JLin's flight

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtt1WAVruYg

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    2. That's crazy. I'm expecting them to take DNA swabs of the chair he sat in LOL. If he took a dump during the flight, they'll probably save it and bronze it LOL.

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    4. Flight attendants interviewed.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVFNAEI7Woo

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  12. Wow, poor J-Lin. He looks somewhat uncomfortable with all the attention. Probably exhausted too. The entire country is mobbing him and wants a piece of him:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im0OyhN08qE

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    2. oh there it is(regarding my comment below)!! Great post! I think he looked a little tired I mean who wouldn't from a 12 hour flight and jetlag.

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  13. Anyone watch the live Taiwan Jeremy Lin ceremony? It was ridiculous like so many security guards and limos, thousands of fans and girls screaming and chants of "Lin Shu Hao". He was doing a Nike basketball show or something, if he's more popular than superstars in Taiwan, I think he will in itself bring in tons of revenue for the Rockets. In fact, he told the audience to do him a favor and wanted them all to start cheering for the Houston Rockets. The NY Knicks just lost a whole country of viewers, good job Dolan.

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    2. 2:26 Getting mobbed like crazy, bodyguards.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtRyo0NGU5Y

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    3. Merchandising

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtu7yi9-bXE

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    4. Fans line up in Taipei for new Jeremy Lin T-shirts

      http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aALL&ID=201208040006

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  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im0OyhN08qE

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    1. Seems kind of awkward. All those people there going crazy, mobbing him, only to watch him give basketball lessons? lol. Poor J-Lin. Seems like a chore.

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    2. 1:52 Jet Chang
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyDQdF2paaE

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

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  15. wish i were a male and one of the players tutored by him...

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  16. 西門町會

    http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/sports/20120804/135800/

    http://instagram.com/p/N5673dFNqF/

    http://lockerz.com/s/231094195

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    1. Longer 西門町[Ximending] interview
      Nerd handshake live

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLks9Z1zpck

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  17. chance upon this:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/04/nyregion/spike-lee-to-stick-with-his-knicks.html?pagewanted=all

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  18. For Jeremy Lin, the off court pressure is harder to handle than the on court pressure.

    Jeremy Lin needs to work on his "defense" while he's over there in Asia.

    The guy is getting mobbed on and off the court.

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    1. not only he is getting mobbed but he's probably be "whacked"...mr lee said of mr lin: “He might get whacked.” There’s that cackle again. “Not personal. Just basketball.”

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  19. JLin & Jet Chang next to each other

    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/375575_432781866759841_225853560_n.jpg

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  20. As a black man I have to say sorry for all these black clowns like Melo Jr Smith and Stackhouse. Black players should celebrate Jlin rise. More money for him means the NBA gets more fans around the world. Look at how much money T-mac made just by being a teammate of Yao.

    Also why hate on another person of color getting money. Chris rock said he has never heard so many people hating on someone getting paid. This is why I am so happy that Jlin is in Houston. He will now have a coach owner and GM that believe in him.

    To me as a black person Jlin reminds me of has happened to Black QB's in the NFL. Warren moon Never got his chance to play QB until he was 28. He was passed over his whole life just like Lin. Once he got his chance he proved all the haters wrong. Just like Lin will.

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    1. You're a black man? Oh ok, then I am, too.

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    2. Carmelo Addresses Selfish Label, Believes It Began During Linsanity

      http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/222791/Carmelo_Addresses_Selfish_Label_Believes_It_Began_During_Linsanity

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    3. Haha, I wonder what the reaction would be like if Jeremy started dating Black and white women. Then other NBA players will be insanely jealous that he's taking "their" women and dominating "their" women. He might get flagrant fouled on every possession.

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    5. What a difference a couple of weeks [& JR, Stackhouse, Machado] make.
      Melo once said 'ridiculous,' then furiously backpedals.
      Now he is comfortable enough to invoke Linsanity unprovoked, blaming it for his 'selfish' tag.

      The taboo has lost its sting. It's being normalized.

      This really sucks.

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  22. Nerd handshake

    http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-08-04T115644Z_56087908_GM2E8841IU901_RTRMADP_3_TAIWAN.JPG

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  23. JLin 3 Pointer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5x3l38MZtk

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    1. The fans are hilarious, screaming after the made shot . No wonder JLin loves the fans in Taiwan!

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    2. Lol
      Silly Taiwanese media aside, the way the Taiwanese fans celebrate him is rather touching...at least a welcome respite from the irrational vitriol stateside.

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  24. NBA ‏@NBA
    Join @NBATV all day, back to the height of Linsanity: 11:30am vs. UTA, 2pm vs. WAS, 4:30pm vs. LAL, 7pm vs. MIN, 9pm vs. TOR, 11pm vs DAL.
    11:45 AM - 4 Aug 12

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  25. Pics of 西門町event

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151153612293799.507577.286487218798&type=1

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  26. Jlin needs to throw in some Mandarin lesson to his ipod. He is a reverse Yao Ming, except he understands some Mandarin.

    With his personality as seen in his you tube videos, he is going to earn off the court than from his contract.

    He is a great role model for the States and overseas.

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    1. IIRC, he took some Chinese [Mandarin] classes at Harvard.

      Reading from a prepared script here, fr his Warrior days:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Ix13uf1EY

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  27. Video coverage of Jeremy Lin's basketball clinic in Taiwan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngYzX6SkKWc

    Another Live Interview in Taiwan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IS_WGtxXHc

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  28. I thought Lin said David Lee was going to Taiwan with him .

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    1. I believe that's when he goes back to Taiwan again at the end of August after the trip to China.

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    2. He will return to TWN on 27-30 Aug for basketball cam for the kids and follow by Christian fellowship on the 2 Sept.

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  29. Landry Fields might join him, too.

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  30. http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/the-back-pack

    I am hoping lin will upgrade his gear. dump the knee brace for just knee padding. braces seems to cause more harm than good. upgrade the hyperfuse low shoes. maybe get some lower body paddings if he does not mind the extra weight.

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    1. @me,

      Ideally, he wouldn't wear anything on his knees. The brace is worn to stabilize his knee. Pads don't do much. He isn't playing volleyball. And the Hyperdunk Lows are great. There my regular bball shoes, too. I prefer low cut sneakers and I'm guessing Jeremy feels the same.

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    2. ricky rubio tore his acl when he made knee on knee contact with kobe. seeing how lin likes to drive into the paint, I think he needs get pads at least for his knee and the rest of his body if he doesn't mind the weight.

      blake griffin wore the same shoes and he's been plagued with knee problems. I'm not sure if it's the hyperfuse or zoom air that's the issue. or possibly just the way they play or train or recuperate. but I think lin should at least think about trying out other shoes.

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    3. TL:DR? ----- braces help prevent sprain/torn ligaments, and pads prevent breaks and bruising.

      ME: While Rubio tore it during knee-on-knee contact, it's the actual movement that the contact caused which tore the ligament. Padding may reduce the impact lessening the movement, but you still have to consider:

      The pads aren't extremely thick, I wouldn't imagine more than a generous inch. That inch will stick out inviting contact, adding additional angles the knee can be forced. That impact momentum is all still going to transfer to the upper and lower leg. It's that gross movement, not the actual impact (for the most part), tearing the ligament.





      I think it's less the shoes and more Blake's game and the target on his back that highly predispose him to injury.

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  31. Wow watching some of the Taiwan news...JLin's popularity is insane, last time I saw this much coverage was when Lady Gaga had her concert there...He's being treated like a foreign dignitary, I mean police motorcades? More than 300 reporters at his press conference (about to happen at this writing)? Lol jeez...If he manages to pull an upset and lead Rockets to a championship win, he'll be worshipped in Taiwan...I wonder if he's going to get the same level of attention in China...

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    1. Hahahaha gotta love Jeremy...He walks in all goofy lookin' and shy...Wow he looks beat or what?! Someone get him some 5hr energy!

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    2. Wow way to glorify God Jeremy...He said it was God that made that last shot for him in the Raptors game because he was really bad at it and its the only shot he's made from the top of the key...Lol love how he sort of deflected questions about Melo...

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  32. on the training video (up top), I was pretty impressed with his two handed dunk at the end. i didn't know he could do that. he's never done it in an nba game, and i doubt he could do that before his first training with sparta.

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    1. ah, got it. thanks. through sparta, he was supposed to have increased his vertical significantly, so he must be even better now.

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  34. Jlin can easily dunk two handed. I'm sure he can probably even do an alley-oop dunk too if he wanted too (as a matter of fact, I've seen Monta Ellis throw him a ball and Jlin barely jumped and did a two handed dunk). I think he doesn't want to risk injury so he usually "barely" dunks in games. Again, his athleticism is underrated..he's a much better athlete than Nash whom I've never seen dunk.

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    2. A lot of the guards can dunk, but choose not to dunk.

      Nash can dunk, or used to dunk relatively easy.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmL3G0LW-Do



      Nothing special, but a walk up baby left hander still a dunk.

      Jason Kidd used to dunk as well.


      It's definitely an injury or fatigue thing. Allen Iverson cut his dunks for the same reason.

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  35. 1 Hour Press Conference in Taiwan:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG8G3unuH6g

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    1. Thanks very much.
      I've searching everywhere all day for this.

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    2. That guy is so fit he sweats even when he's sitting down.

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  36. Taiwanese press are too conservative in the questions they raised vs the harsher and aggressiveness of theirs US counterparts. We want to know what his actual thought about the 'aftermath' of him leaving KNICKS to ROCKETS. Maybe it will be a difficult position for him to re-encounter the whole experience and he just want to put it behind him but for us, fans in Asia that adore and concern about him would like to put in into a record in order to shut the NY media down. We hope the some unscrupulous media will show some professionalism in their writings about Jeremy whether for now or in the future.

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    1. There is plenty of celebrity gossip press in Taiwan. They don't want to tear down their ONE guy representing against everyone else, not yet at least..... and this Melodrama isn't the kind of thing they would care about anyway.

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    2. This is true and Lin will probably just give a politically answer as he already did during the Rockets press conference. He said something along the lines of "I've had no problems with them and we text each other now and then"..."I've wanted to play for NY and I'll say that going to my grave, but I'm also excited about Houston...".

      Taiwanese fans could care less with who he plays for and who he plays with, as long as Lin is getting his. They will quickly forget about him playing in NY, just as fast as they are buying up his new Rockets gear.

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    3. Overall it's a pretty sad showing for the Taiwanese media. 300+ reporters and there was barely any questions worthy of an educated adult. It was like a Q&A session at a fan club. The opportunity of a final question was given to a guy that wanted to know Jeremy's plans for father's day? I'm pretty sure to the Lin family, father's day is celebrated on the second Sunday in June.....
      I really couldn't stand that female ETTV reporter that went to the post game press conferences in NYC. Now they fill the whole room with reporters just like her!

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    4. With all the nastiness fired at Lin by the US media because of his Asian ethnicity, I prefer the Taiwanese media asking supportive questions that illustrate Lin positively as a PERSON and not another incorrect negative Asian male stereotype.

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    5. As dumb and annoying the Taiwanese media were, at least they love and supported him. Which is 1000x better than the racist US media.

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    6. Maybe I haven't been keeping up as much as some of you have - But I don't know what racist US media you guys are referring to?

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    7. to be fair, US media is professional in general. only a few such as SAS is biased and racist.

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  37. For us in Asia especially Taiwan, Jeremy tug our heart strings without question. He resilience, humility, humour and of course his faith in the Lord (to Christian's brothers and sisters) finally he does not conform to the stereotyping of media and bb league for his race. To us, he is person that handle himself by using his head but the way he handles others he use his heart.

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  38. OMG I'm so sick of Yi Jianlian. did you see how he played in the olympics? He got all the talent in the world but he wasted it. The guy has no heart at all, and lazy as f*ck under the basket. All he want to do is shot jumper all day. The only way he's going to have a good game if all his jumper goes in.

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    1. I agree. I almost get angry when watching him play. A 7 footer who is always shooting 18 footers is difficult to watch, unless your name is Dirk. To make it worse he shows no effort.

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    2. Yi is a stiff. Always has been, always will be.

      Everything he does is sloooowwww. His feet are slow, his jumper is slow, his reactions are slow.

      He's not even worth the effort I put into writing this post, but I'm feeling generous today.

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    3. Yi has huge problems when players play physical against him. That has always been his problem, even during his China days. He's not slow or a stiff, actually people rave around his athleticism for his size. His problem is his bball IQ, but that's China's problem all together. They're simply too robotic and predictable and that's due to the Chinese development system.

      With that said, the talent level for both China and Taiwan/Chinese Taipei are the reasons why Jeremy shouldn't waste his time playing for either. Taiwan does not have the size to compete at a international level.They might be able to win in Asia competition, but against the world not even Lin can help those teams.

      Jeremy should just stay politically correct whenever he's asked about playing for those National Teams and say "I will consider it" but never having to actually play.

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    4. Get Yi a coach like Adrian Dantley who'll teach him how to play small forward on both ends of the court.

      If he's going to drift outside on offense, at least Yi should have the technical tools to get things done.

      20 years ago, a seven foot small forward like Thurl Bailey or Brad Sellers was common. Yi could be one of those kinds of guys if people stopped typecasting him as a power player due to his height.

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    5. He's not fast enough to be a small forward. so far he's the top rebounder by far in the olympic. if only he could stick it in the pain and put more effort. smh

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    6. think he needs to have the ball farther away from the basket and be allowed to drive.

      http://i.minus.com/ibwO8j5z6pTMIC.gif

      and he's a decent 3 point shooter.

      this kind of style would compliment lin's game so well.

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    7. The sooner people realize Yi isn't s power forward but more like a Keith Van Horn like small forward, the better his career will be

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  39. "Kenny Atkinson: New York Knicks Assistant Coach Heading To Atlanta"

    http://bucketsoverbroadway.com/2012/08/06/kenny-atkinson-new-york-knicks-assistant-coach-heading-to-atlanta/

    Check out the best line. LOL
    "Atkinson was always regarded as the Knicks’ best advocate for young, developing players, but the Knicks don’t really have many young players anymore, so a “player development coach” might not be necessary."

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    1. I share your sentiments of the 'senior citizens' club in KNICKS. they are dead set of going after the Championship this season and the club gather all veterans as woodson wish for. Hope KNICKS get what they have bargain for, by trading all the young players on the team. I pity Shump but hope he can growth under, eh who is the veteran SG on the team?

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    3. Yes, don't you get the feeling that the Knicks try to recreate the formula from Dallas Mavericks 2011 championship team with a lot of veteran players to surround Melo? Think about it. They already have the same two players in Chandler and JKidd and Melo will be the new Dirk Nowitzi as the main scorer.

      Dolan will want to have championship or bust with this 2-year plan. Unfortunately, IMHO this will not work since:
      1. JKidd is too old and really in his last legs (and made more jump shots in night clubs than on-court. see his technique at goo.gl/A75dy )
      2. Dallas had a deeper bench,
      3. Melo and Amare never can play together,
      4. and Melo and JR "me-first" mentality will not recreate the team-first chemistry that the Mavericks 2011 team had.
      5. Rick Carlisle is also a better coach than Woodson considering their playoff record. (.515 vs .353). Yikes!

      I expect the Knicks 2012 team will only win the first round of playoff if they did not meet the Heat or suffer many injuries and traded Amare+Shump+Novak for Chris Paul. At least that's what I expect from a running Broadway show that the Knicks really is. They need to sell those $1K tickets. What a sad story for this great franchise!

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  40. "The decision for Atkinson to leave could have something to do with the Knicks decision not to match Lin’s offer, but it very well could have more to do with owner James Dolan.
    Dolan once wanted Atkinson removed from the coaching staff because he believed he was talking to the media, but former Knicks president Donnie Walsh insisted that Atkinson stay. Later on, Dolan would not allow Atkinson out of his contract to the join the Portland Trail Blazers."

    1. Is it possible that Kenny is not a CAA guy, just like Lin? 2. This again proves Dolan is a spoiled jerk, who probably wants everyone working for him to be his puppet or obedient puppy. No independent thinking is allowed.

    I can never understand why anyone would stick with such an owner and his team.

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    1. Poor Nyk fans who'll be facing years of having this clown & his FO drag a once-great franchise through the desert, right along with their hopes & memories. [Sure, he's the owner, but the Nyk is also NY history. It's sad that they'd have to feel supporting this clown's corp interest = supporting the Nyk. Look at Spike.]

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  42. I wonder if the NBA will use Jeremy Lin to promote the value of education. They tried to with Grant Hill, but Hill was never seen as being "cool" or popular. But Lin is extremely popular and could be very influential. The Houston area in particular has a large population that could benefit from that message, as well as any charity work and leadership. Lin could be to Houston what David Robinson was to San Antonio.

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    1. He's ideal.
      & He can get some program/ collaboration going on with Arne Duncan too.

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  43. Lin pokes fun at 'thorough' Taiwan media

    http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2012/08/06/350022/Lin-pokes.htm

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