jlinfan,you are on point man...where do you find all this stuff? This is great respect by Lebron for Lin and shows how confident James and secure he is in his new title that he can offer praise to Lin. James is spot on regarding everything he says in interview. Great video!
LBJ (on JLin) : "He's a really good player." ...... "I think he's really good."Kudos to the man for recognizing one. :)
One thing I like about LeBron: he doesn't trash anyone in the media unless they instigate it (see DeShawn Stevenson).
Lbj is false. Everything he says it's false. And everything he achieved. Good or bad i don't mind what he has to say bout jeremy. He's just looking for new customers in asia.
well if that's the case Lebron is smarter than most people realize. NO question, Lebron status goes up among all Asians when he endorses the only Asian PLayer in the NBA.
Your input is mindless. The dude is the best NBA player in the whole world right now. I'm not a LBJ fan but the dude has mad talent. Just appreciate what he got to say about JLin.
Can someone who mocks jesus have something in common with jeremy?If we talk bout sport game 1 and 2 against celtics tell everything.Free to think what you want. I'm on a lin's fan site and don'twant to talk bout him anymore.Sorry
spotless , can you please give me a link to LBJ mocking Jesus? I'd like to confirm it.
I am Asian, and Lebron's status doesn't go up in my mind for complimenting Lin the way Mike Nice claims. Frankly, I couldn't care less what Lebron James said about anyone. Now if Lebron gets himself a turnaround jumper and a spin move, his status would go up in my eyes!
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When he was with cavs the nike commercial we all are witnesses with arms wide open like the cross, the gospel of king james and pre game ritual. First things that came in my mind.Chapter close. Nevermind
In my post below, I had some nice things to say about LeBron, but I do agree with Spotless mind about a couple of crucial point about him:1. He and the Heats didn't win the championship fair and aquare - It belongs to Celtics (to Thunder with less probability).2. Everything he said about Jeremy thus far in public is disingenuous and done with a good PR for himself in mind. Even his tone of voice and body language are not convincing.
Spotless mind isn't the naive and ignorant one (;~)Ciao! to Spotless.... hello to Italy!
What Mike Nice says is true. Even though not all Asians will think more highly of LeBron for what he said about Lin, no question that there will be some Asians who will have a better impression of LeBron, and no Asians will have worse impression of LeBron for what he said. The bottom line: whether he really believed what he said, LeBron did pretty good in front of Asian audience. Even if he said what he said for business purpose, he will be admired for his tact. I always thought for all the talent LeBron has, he is relatively humble and doesn't act like a jack-ass, even though he did make some dumb decisions. LeBron is playing for the opportunity to become the most successful basketball player ever -- business wise and athletic accomplishment wise. He's got the game and the ability to make everyone around him better to attract top talent. He also will do everything he can to quash any possibility of second coming of Linsanity, so that the media will be focused on him. At the same time, he knows that Chinese/Asian audience holds the key to more money and audience for him, so that he does not mind Lin remaining a decent player to help NBA win over additional market, as long as he shows who's the real King of Court. No NBA player who wants to make money off the Asian market will ever talk badly of Lin -- that's just a dumb business practice. It's similar to non-Black politician talking badly of MLK and try to win Black votes. If I were on LeBron's marketing team, two or three years down the road, I would try to have Lin come over and join his team, so that LeBron will instantly gain additional Asian fans, playing the role of Batman, as in Batman and Robin. LeBron can help Lin win NBA Championship and thereby help Lin become more popular and as a result, LeBron can double, triple his popularity around the world.
Lebron was very gracious in his comments; I wonder if he has been following Jeremy Lin during the preseason. I hope that he does well tonight!
L_Bron is smart enough, careful enough and experienced enough to not trash anyone in public, which is advised by his agents/publicist. It's the same advice given to other superstars (endorsement) players, but some players just can't keep their mouths shut, which is why their publicists make them backtrack.L_Bron was a major part of the deliberate plan to "kill" the Linsanity, along with his best buddy Carm_lo (He and Carm's other pals from Heat's teammates didn't start it, but they helped put the exclamation point to it). In Jeremy's words regarding that infamous game, in which Jeremy's teammates just stood around without making the needed adjustments: "It's so different for me to all of a sudden become the focal point of a team's defense..... I felt like they were all like hawks circling me and staring." His Heat team also helped out both Carm_lo and Wo_dson on purpose by tanking the game 4 of the playoff series in the Garden, which caused the Nits to hail them as heroes for breaking the 11 consecutive playoff game losing streak record (which Carm_lo was a part of the 10th to begin with).Aside from trying to squash the Asian player, L_bron is growing all the time (unlike many players), quadruply as an individual player, team player, as a person, and as a business person.
ztrta, totally agree with you. L-Bron is saying good things about Jeremy just for himself, possibly he doesn't want people from Asia think he is a selfish and jealousy guy like Melo too. Obviously he did help Melo win that Knicks game 4 by losing on purpose because they all belong to CAA and are best friends. In NBA, connections and relationship with superstars are very important. That's why I feel lin should not all depend on himself in this league. He has to build some connections with some powerful players who can protect him and defend for him. NBA is just like mafia family.Look at all USA dream players, they play and live like a family. Lin is the first Asian American and broke out suddenly. He has no roots in NBA which made him hard to compete with others. He has to do everything by himself and esaily becomes the target of everybody. That's totally not right to me but I heard a lot of PGs wanted to shut down Ricky rubio too because he is learning on the fly.
Kobe wouldn't do what he did to Rubio to other black players on purpose (at least these years), because he knows it will be retaliated by his own people. It is known that he targets Europeans and now Asians (since Yao).If the NBA officiating is fair and if they actually enforce the rules that are in place, it wouldn't be so bad. But there is corruption whenever big money or power is involved; combine the two factors, and the corruption scale is through the roof. Oh, only if we could see through God's eyes! Yikes!!!Also, the NBA needs to crack down on steroids and other PEDrugs use. It's very obvious that many players are taking them, yet the NBA's drug testing policy is a world joke. Stern has been caving into the team owners on that aspect, which is one of the many reasons he's lasted so long as the commissioner. It's not fair to players that don't cheat with PEDs.I don't know much about what are considered PED or not (other than HGH and steroids), but I think a certain non-drug nutritional things (which shouldn't be considered a PED anyway) should be allowed, if it's not too complicated.... and maybe steroid can be allowed for rehabbing (medical) purpose *only* on a temporary basis, when a player is not playing.
Jeremy have friends. True friends. People who's been in the team and believers too. Curry, d-lee, Landry etc I'm happy jeremy got these ones.
Spotless, I don't care what anyone else says, a far as Bron's latest comment about Jeremy is concerned, we are both Spotlessly Spot On (KHuang too) to think it's pure gold ($$$) phoniness and facade. He didn't sound or appear a half way sincere. I know that I'm not born yesterday (;~D). But 'Bron's words about Jeremy are neither important or unimportant. Reporters are always trying to put the top or famous players in an awkward spot, but he answered him "correctly". 'Bron is not dumb. Now they will move on to less smart people so they can sell the "He hates JLin" story. Many (not all) black players DO dislike JLin. Just leave them alone already.
Whether it's a genuine compliment to Jeremy or not, I am waiting to see LeBron and his teammates play against with the Rockets without any dirty tricks (fake flops, cheap shots, hard fouls). That will confirm LeBron's sincerity.
On a side note...... SNovak displays the great shooting form.SNovak shown with the same *best* shooting form that SNash demonstrated in the youtube video. In today's HoopsWorld news - see at the top (one of the moving images) and also scroll down a bit: http://www.hoopsworld.com/#panel1-4
Thanks to JLin for rediscovering Novak! :>
Lebron was touring and playing pre-season games in China, he only says these things about JLin to get more attention for himself. That's all.
Absolutely! Which is fine by itself and it's a normal and rational human behavior......but he definitely can't stand the Asian Jeremy, along with other big names like Carm_lo (mostly), Wade, CPaul, DeronW, Westbrook, DRose and whonot.But no one should mind AS LONG AS as everything is up and up, fair and enforced properly - but they are NOT!
Wow, the Mavericks just picked up Eddie Curry off of waivers. How are they able to do that, they had a much better W/L record than most teams that need a big man and have the salary cap space? Looks like the Western Conference is getting tougher as we speak.
i still remember him being called a baby shaq and tyson the next kg lol hes only 29 maybe its finally going to happen.
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I like Kobe more! When Kobe says something nice about Lin I can feel it. Sorry, lebron, nothing againsting him, but he is a good actor to Me. I don't feel that sincere.
Will the Magic rookie Andrew Nicholson play against the Rockets?Definitely want to check him out!!
I don't understand these comments about Lebron not being sincere. You really have to manufacture your interpretation to pull that off. He said something that I thought was particularly poignant: "The hype had to be built on something." Exactly.
I agree, Lebron didn't say his contract was "insane" like someone else or seemed like he was trying to cater to the Asian market. He's been there 10 times and he only said Lin was a good player and he'll do good in Houston, which he is without a doubt. Don't hate on Lebron, he's got a ring, he's unselfish with the ball, dominant defensively, offensively unlike Melo.
Lebron James is a Champion. Nothing else needs to be said anymore. He has a ring that people like Barkley, Malone, Stockton, Ewing, Marino, Barry Bonds do not have. Lebron has been reborn.
Championship is a team achievement. Lebron didn't win a championship. The Miami Heat did. You could say Lebron won Finals MVP, now this is an individual award.
Getting back to Jeremy Lin...I hope he doesn't cry to media that his knee is bothering him or that he's not 100% if he starts having bad games....that will be the easy excuse and very tempting to say if he doesn't get his numbers back to Linsanity days. Jeremy has a license to shoot 20 times a game on this weak Rockets team...he should be pulling the trigger and not passing all the time. This is the NBA - guys who get paid the most are expected to shoot the ball and take responsibility for the losses...Jeremy will be blamed if/when rockets start losing so he might as well start casting away...right now he's letting parsons, martin, delfino launch shot after shot after shot...not smart business by Lin...he should know how NBA works he's not a roookie. He has 1 year license to shoot so you better take advantage of it.
Jeremy Lin is not playing this game to pad his individual stats. He is playing to win games.Also he never cried to the media about his knee injury. He didn't give out any excuse and just told what it was.I really don't think you know what basketball game is let alone tell Lin how nba works lol.
I agree with you Mike Nice. This is preseason for god sake; take as many shots needed to get out of shooting fun. Everyone has been saying preseason games are not important -- and I agree -- so I think he should pull the trigger.
wow, I really hope you guys are not serious about thinking JLin should shoot all the time to prove he's a good player. There is a reason he plays the Point Guard position to set up the offense through his teammates or himself.As Cara said, he is not into padding his own stats but more into winning games. Read his post-game comments to understand what he's looking to achieve from playing in the preaseason games. Winning in NBA is more than just scoring the most points. Otherwise Melo would have won the NBA championship instead of LeBron. Watch what the player do on offense and defense.Watch for defense, hustle, deflections, steals that lead to fast break and easy points. Watch how the ball movement on the offense. Is it stagnant? Is it more free-flowing when Jeremy directs the offense? Does he pass the ball in such a way to his teammate can score with ease? That's the beauty of basketball being played as a team. If you don't think what JLin does as a PG matter, just watch how his teammates got beaten by 20 points in the Dallas preseason game. It was a horrible offensive flow.
I disagree wth Mike Nice.Jeremy Lin doesn't have to prove anything to anyone. He just has to put his head down and PLAY. The Rockets are winning in preseason, having seemingly picked up right where Lin's Knicks underr Woodson left off. Lin will get ample opportunities to work on his jumper in real gamrs.
I remember how starstruck JLin was in their first meeting. He kept staring at him, it was kinda funny. Hopefully this time around he gives him the Kobe treatment.
First off, I despise LeBron James because of his mockery of Christianity. With that being said, it seems that a lot of you folks are forgetting that LeBron James praised Lin's play during the season last year. And yeah sure, LeBron James' playing the same tough perimeter defense that he plays against EVERYONE was a plot to squash the Asian player instead of, you know, trying to win a basketball game. What did you want, for LeBron to let Lin win on purpose or something? Why? If Lin couldn't play any better against the Heat's best in the NBA perimeter defense (and no point guard can ... you saw what the Heat did to Russell Westbrook) then that was on him. Seriously, is everytime everyone plays well against Lin and challenges him the way that they do against EVERY OTHER GOOD NBA PLAYER and doing what they have to do in order to win games going to be depicted as anti-Asian bigotry? Is this stuff going to continue all season long? Throughout Lin's entire career?
I'm Asian, but I totally agree with you this time "Lin Fan Unlnown". Lebron should be trying to demolish Lin. A champion like Lebron needs no additional motivation to destroy opponents like Lin. There is no anti Asian conspiracy here. And if there is, SO WHAT? Lin's already proven himself in the NBA and will get to take on all comers. Lin is more than capable of handling anything thrown at him on a NBA court. I hope Lebron tries to destroy Lin next season!
You two strange weirdo bedfellows are twisting and taking out of context my words. I was only talking about that one infamous game where the Lin's sabotaging "superstar" teammates were colluding with their pals from the Heat to box JLin out (one sophomore player against 3 steroid-looking veterans) as if *HE* was the highly paid Carm_lo, while at the SAME TIME they called JLin a D-leaguer still (this per SASmith in one of a few articles I've read by him).And to KHuang,Stop frequently ending your posts with words of encouragements to goon/hater/enemy players to take Lin down, sort of speak. It's been scaring and creeping me out for some time with a concern for JLin's safety.If you're just talking about a healthy war-like competition (which you DON'T SOUND LIKE), don't worry, they have done that against JLin all last season and they well do it again this season, without your constant pep talk meant for their ears.