Friday, January 25, 2013

Rockets vs Nets Game #46 Pre Game Thread

Finally, a watchable game vs the Hornets! I'd still love to see Harden share the ball at the end. Looking forward to JLin vs DWill tomorrow night!

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  1. It was half a watchable game. When Jeremy handled the ball it was great. When Harden ran the offense it was a train-wreck.

    Harden kept freezing Jeremy out while Jeremy unselfishly kept feeding Harden...says so much about both guys.

    But hey, it was a glimmer of hope in a sea of Rockets idiocy -- even McHale's ineptitude and Harden's selfishness couldn't prevent Jeremy from having a very good all-around game and leading his team to a W.

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    1. I finally got to watch about 10 minutes of a Rocket's game, via Via's streaming link. It was the final quarter and I totally I agree with you all, watching Harden go iso, getting clobbered and his teammates just watching was reallu ugly. One of the reason's I'm not a NBA fan.
      I thought the fans here were hysterical about Harden but I've changed my mind since watching.
      By the way, who's that cool looking NO player who looked like a Vulcan?

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    3. There was one play where Lin was on the top corner flapping his arms down in frustration when Harden was dribbling the clock down in place with his fancy moves

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  2. hope he is not too tired in this game...go Jeremy!

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  3. I really want to say that one of the Hornet commentator has been amazingly annoying. He was the one in that John Wall vs Jeremy's summer league game who said Jeremy could play in Spain League. Till this season, he is still bias against Lin. I am glad that they don't play Hornet forever (Pelican next year).

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  4. http://mi.nba.com/_touch/article.html?url=/news/wolves_rubio_apologizes_to_po_20130125.html

    Just want to post this article here. Didn't yesterday some people here want Lin to complain like Rubio?!

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    1. So what?

      A few people thought he should complain but I dont think anyone said he was supposed to go to the press. In fact - here is what I wrote:

      "I believe that JLin should speak up and show that he feels he needs to be number one PG. He should play his game - he should do what he does best - it doesnt make sense to hire an engineer for car-wash duty.

      It is not just important for him - its also important for the team. What happens right now simply doesnt make sense. Psalm is right. He doesnt have to talk to the press (unless he really wants to put pressure on the coaches or escalte the situation). AND of course - who says Lin hasnt yet talked to his coaches... I sure hope he has."

      Talking to the coach and talking about the coach are two pair of shoes.

      Besides - just because Rubio is apoligizing it doesnt necessarily mean he didnt know what he was doing. You can escalate the situation and then save everyones face by apologizing (yes - white and black folks play that game as well).

      Coach looks good cause he received an apology (demonstration of power), Rubio looks good cause he appears to have taken responsibility for what hes done (ohhhh - what a good kid).

      Anyway - he delivered his message! What goes on behind the scenes... nobody knows. The coach might want to return the favor by benching Rubio - its possible. He might as well have lost the fight (OMG - whats Rubio gonna do next?) in which case he is psychologicly burried. In that case he wont ever bench Rubio again.

      You see how complicating it can sometimes be? Its not as easy as you think.

      BTW: I dont think you can compare Rubios and Lins situation. People dont call Rubio a chink - people dont ignore him or bully him, hes not "exotic", the CAA is not after him, hes not getting benched all the time.

      BTW - some folks here have repeatedly said that getting benched is not disrespectful (LOFs have claimed that it is). If it isnt - why do people get upset when they are being benched? Doesnt it ring a bell?

      In yesterdays game the anouncer even said that you cant know whether JLin is gonna play late in the game - because of McHells sub pattern. He made it sound as if Lin was a scrub...

      Im not totally happy with yesterdays game but I saw some improvements. Harden was holding back a little - letting Lin play his game - at least for a while. Lin also got to play without Harden - for a while. Harden passed to Lin in 4th - he was even setting screens for Lin. The team seemed to have stepped up their effort (playing D).

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    2. Well I think its HOW to bring this about to the press.

      Look at Patterson, even though he named names, he flat out pointed out what the team's problems are.

      And there were adjustments, imo not enough, but at least they started moving the ball more. So did Harden but he can't help but go back to his old ways.

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    3. She's trying to expose double standard by being double standard.

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  5. Go jlin. ...... get a double double tomorrow...

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  6. Didn't Dwill get injured when he bang knees yesterday against the grizzlies?

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  7. The path taken by Jeremy Lin have been full of hurdles and hardships with sprinklings of joyfulness. At the end of the day, I'm glad to know that he have his family and faith to fall back on. And yes, his fans too :)

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    1. yeah! and throughout this roller coaster ride , i have God's promise to cling on too.
      For JLin , - " being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

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  8. Hi all. Please don't take this the wrong way.

    Could future articles posted on this fan site please include the links instead of just doing a cut and paste/reposting. And if quoting from twitter or fan site to at least quote the fan/author or site and put in quotes.

    We're doing a disservice to the authors who have put their heart and soul especially for those who write for a living. By just reposting without crediting the authors and their site links, we're essentially plagiarizing their work and may be breaking copyright laws. Since online medium is the way of the future, we are depriving the authors credit for their work. Some may depend on web views/hits that may or may not take into account their pay rise, future assignments and increasing their profile.

    I'm sure one wouldn't be happy if someone repost their article without the etiquette of linking or crediting the author.

    I do apologize if this post offends anyone. Don't mean to step on anyone's toes. As a fan of the site, I just don't want it to be seen that it promotes plagiarizm and get into trouble. Also, I like the articles written by Jonathan Feigen. It saddens me to see that he isn't properly credited for his hard work.

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    1. Why should that offend anyone? You are absolutely right.

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    2. Sometimes to read certain articles on certain sites, you need to be a member or login to read the articles. In those instances I appreciate the stories being copy/pasted here. Any other time, I have no problem visiting the sites as it makes scrolling through the page much easier. Making clickable hyperlinks is quite easy. Just follow the instructions here:

      http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp

      They even have a "try it yourself" section where you're able to practice making links.

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    3. LOL. I was wondering why some of the posts on here were ridiculously long. Now I understand it was copied and pasted from other blogs.

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    4. I was thinking about the same thing for quite awhile, CJW.

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    5. @willydilly
      Just a friendly reminder I guess in case my wordings may not come across well and get misconstrued.

      @888
      JLin's fans always manage to find insightful articles and hidden gems. I'm extremely grateful for those who have provided the links and tweets. I've got no problems if they do a full cut and paste/reposting. Especially for some sites that requires membership. But don't forget to put in the links though. ;P This way, readers can also click on them to pay homage even after reading the article here for those who choose to do. Hmm..don't think homage is the right word to use here..oh well..

      Thanks for the hyperlink tutorial site. Will give it a go one of these days.

      Let's go Jeremy. FIGHTING!!

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  9. What about links to illegal bootleg streams?

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    1. It is not illegal because it is being broadcasted in Europe and the picture and sound quality is horrible.

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  10. Forgive me if somebody has already posted this but it's hard for me to keep up with the all the posts here. I saw this thread on Clutchfans (apparently this was originally posted by Clutch himself):

    Calvin Murphy: Jeremy Lin Needs The Ball In His Hands

    I am so glad that we have someone in the media like Calvin Murphy to balance the severely lopsided copycat commentary (usually negative) of Lin's game. Can somebody fire SAS and let Murphy take over? Better yet, can somebody make him the new Rockets coach already?

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    1. Actually, he'd be better to replace Sampson, as he is the "Dick Cheney" of the Rockets coaches. Leave McHale to coach the bigs, and Murphy to coach the guards.

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    2. What's funny is how many ClutchFans were almost ready to throw an apoplectic fit that even a former Rocket great like Calvin Murphy is saying what many of them still refuse to admit: the Rockets are misuing Lin as a catch-and-shoot SG instead of as a pg.

      Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

      It's a way of life in America and Houston in particular. :-)

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    3. I was able to watch my one and only post game analysis with Calvin Murphy and his co-host. Can't remember the site although the guy no longer stream it. If you all get the chance, definitely try to catch it. They were definitely on ball. No sugar coating at all and very fair with their reviews in my opinion. Although I wonder if Jeremy Lin took their offer on how to fall with grace. ;) They kinda wince seeing Jeremy falling with a thud as we all.

      If I recall, don't the Rockets keep saying that they'll review the tape and see where they go wrong. Are they watching the replay with rose tinted glasses?

      I haven't been keeping up with the Rockets past few games. Did the Coach mention anything about the turnover considering that the worst offender is currently the Beard? Or is it only when it's JLin or the others being the culprit? It's definitely unfair and demoralising for the rest of the team if JHarden keeps getting mollycoddled.

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    4. Thanks to the poster who posted the link yesterday. It was great to hear someone tell it like it is... Something so clear and basic but people seem willfully blind to it. Thank you Calvin Murphy. I am far from a basketball expert and it is just refreshing to hear someone who is an expert confirm everything people here already knew.

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    5. Thanks to the poster who posted the link yesterday. It was great to hear someone tell it like it is... Something so clear and basic but people seem willfully blind to it. Thank you Calvin Murphy. I am far from a basketball expert and it is just refreshing to hear someone who is an expert confirm everything people here already knew.

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    6. Thanks to the poster who posted the link yesterday. It was great to hear someone tell it like it is... Something so clear and basic but people seem willfully blind to it. Thank you Calvin Murphy. I am far from a basketball expert and it is just refreshing to hear someone who is an expert confirm everything people here already knew.

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  11. here's a video trailer of sorts for Linsanity-the movie :)

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/linsanitymovie/linsanity-the-movie

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    1. interview with Jeremy after thursday's practice, says Harden belongs to All-Star and is the leader and best player in the team

      http://www.nba.com/rockets/video/jeremy-lin-01242013

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    2. JLin will say the same thing about just about anyone.

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  12. The problem with this team is most are fighting for a contract. Think about it Harden, Asik, and Lin is pretty much set, the others are all looking out for their futures. That's why they are trying to pat their stats by not setting screens and not passing the ball back. Delfino and Parsons are probably the only ones that are basketball first because Parsons knows that he'll be able to get a contract and Delfino is in the league long enough to know what he's worth. If you ask me, the problem is the power forward position. Your offense and defense ends there.

    Lin's issue with this team is that he relies heavily on the pick and roll which he's not getting. The one thing that he has going is the mid range game which the coaches hate so there goes his fall back when teams take out your driving game.

    Lin needs a reliable floater... forget the 3pt shot. That'll come after a couple of years. He's not a sharp shooter and shouldn't be. A solid floater will keep the defense honest because they don't know if he's going to float it or lay it in.

    The other thing I see in Lin's game is his cross over. He needs to cross and pull up for a in rhythm jump shot. It doesnt need to be a pass or attack the rim. It nice when it's there but when neither is there you can pull up instead of stopping and then looking for someone.

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    1. I agree that Lin has to find other ways to score. For his own sake, he needs to try and find a variety of ways to score. Like I said, 6 FGAs per game is really pitiful. I do believe indirectly that Lin's lack of scoring not enough points is leading Harden to think that he should carry the scoring load. And you can't blame Harden for thinking like this.

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    2. Even Rondo relies on short to mid range jumpers to get his 15 points per game. Let Lin practice 3s during off-season but during this season, he has to take more short jumpers.

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  13. Lin's taking only 6 shots is just way too few, don't you think? Taking 6 shots is going to get you less than 10 points in most games. Except missing some wide open jumpers -- man, he would be good if he could hit more of those -- he did well with his limited FGAs, and he was very good defensively. I think he is playing D more aggressively. PP was great. I actually saw Rockets players help Lin on Hornets' PnRs, but Rockets teammates still are not that good at setting picks.

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    1. True - I definitely saw some improvement and more effort on D. Rox are still not good - except for Lin but he cant do it all by himself.

      I like how they closed the 3rd quarter. TD and Lin (and someone else) were even trying to trap their opponents on the inbound pass from the baseline :)

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    2. The reason I say that Lin needs to score more is because unless he can show he can score, Harden is going to think he needs to carry the scoring load. In some sense, you can't blame Harden for trying to score. First, he's young enough to think more of his own stats and then he thinks he needs to score more because there are not other players who can create own shots. Against really good teams, Harden is not going to be able to score more than 20, no matter what he does, without killing the Rockets team. I also think if Lin focuses on scoring more, easy passes to other Rockets will also open up. In most games, Lin has to shoot more than 10.

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    3. Agree he needs to take more shots EB. You do realize he went to the line 8 times? So not as pitiful as you think. Did you watch the game?

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    4. I dont think shots in which you are fouled count as a field goals attempted. He took 10 shots including the times he got fouled.

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    6. You see 6 FGAs, but don't forget he also had 6-8 FTM-A so at least he got to the line more than usual. This was a road game, too. I don't know how many of those were and-1s but either way, he probably attempted more shots than those 6 (as well as the 3 3PTs attempted).

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    7. jlinfan, lin actually went to the line 4 times and missed 2 out of 8. i think that's probably what you were trying to say. i agree jlin needs to take more shots, but he was aggressive in the game and earned points on the free throw line. otherwise, it would have been a not so well offensive night attempting only 6 shots.

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    8. Dang, everyone beat me to it!

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    9. Regardless of Lin score or not, Harden will always put on his iso-cape and go after his points. That's his style of play. To say that Harden only be Harden because he think that JLin can't score is absurd. If you give Harden the ball 99.99% of the time he will look for his shot first. He only passes the ball if he got no where to go. So yeah it is what it is.

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    10. Of course I watched the game. This game was an exception rather than the rule Lin doesn't get to the line very often most games -- you guys all know it.

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    11. Read what I wrote. I didn't say Harden does not think Lin cannot score, but he knows that he's the best scorer among Rockets' players. As much as I don't like some aspects of Harden's game, he is the best player among Rockets who can get off a shot with 5 to 7 seconds left in the shot clock. Harden is not as good as Melo or Kobe in getting off a decent shot when the time is running out -- because he will lose the ball -- but he's the best in getting off a decent shot almost anywhere on the court. Therefore, Harden knows this is the area he has to contribute in. Also, Harden still plays like a 6th man even though he's playing more than a normal full-time player in that 6th man's role is to make an immediate impact offensively, so he has to realize that he's no longer a 6th man. Harden really is ideal as a 6th man the more I think of it.

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    12. Counting shot attempts on which he got fouled and took FTs, he really attempted 10 shots. He should really attempt 15 shots per game, including whether he gets fouled or not, because according to how they count Field Goal Attempts, shots on which he got fouled do not count as Field Goal Attempts unless he makes the shot. Just wanted to be clearer. This should get him 15+ to 18+ points per game, depending on how efficiently Lin played.

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  15. Yes, my point is if you watched the game, you'd know that Jeremy had a very very strong overall game until the 4th when Harden's pitiful ISO game reappeared. You would have also seen Asiks pitiful game. He complains when JLin throws a bounce pass to his hands(last game), then misses lob passes.

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    1. I noticed that also, he often seen complaining to Lin for his own shortcomings. Lin already work so hard to cook the meal but he wants it on a silver platter

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    2. i think the general assessment of lin's game is that he doesn't attempt many shots. the pelicans game was an exception because it was a strong performance on d and o. if lin can make it to the free throw line more often, even with less field goal attempts it wouldn't be a problem at the end of the day because he's still putting up good amount of points.

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    3. i actually feel bad for asik. i feel he's being forced to be an offensive threat that he's not and maybe never will.

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    4. Poor Asik has hit the rookie wall because he only played 16-18min/game last season. And he still needs to learn to catch the ball from Lin and Harden.

      He's seen better nights with 15-22 pts so there's hope that he can be consistent in 2-3 years. He has come a long way from having no-offensive game last season.

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    5. He should drill on catching so much he develops callouses...Or develop micro barbs on his hand like spiderman.

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  16. This game is in Brooklyn or Houston? If it's in Brooklyn maybe I should take a train to atlantic and try to spot Jeremy!

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    1. to atlantic? how so? just wondering.

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    2. Oh...thanks. I stop checking their schedule because of losing streak. Atlantic is the train stop where the nets play at barclays center:)

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  17. His first step is so fast, why not stop and pop sometimes. Teams now know that once he gets pass a defender, he's going to attack the rim which is why players are collapsing on d and he's getting foul hard. By stopping and popping a few times will get defenders guessing. I'm thinking a healthy mix of jumpers, floaters, passing, and flat out attack at the rim. Getting his rhythm going will make threes much easier.

    He should think to himself that he has to get 2 bucks a quarter the rest is just bonus. THink about it, 4pts a quarter will get you 16pts. Once he gets the 4pts, he can then looks to distribute more and not worry about not contributing in playing "aggressive" which I think is bull because of the system. It simply hard to play the way he wants in this system.

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    2. Jerm wasn't feeling it. He looked not comfortable shooting Js. He was squirming right before he missed those two FTs.

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  18. You might say that the whole reason why Houston won last night is because the other team was expecting Harden iso but instead got Lin team ball, so their defense couldn't adjust. That's why PPat and crew got a lot of open looks while the NOH was trying to stop the running game. This also explains why Lin's FGA is lower than what some of you were expecting. Lin passes to the open man instead of forcing up a shot, he takes what the defense gives him.

    OTOH, I saw Harden, in Q4, dribble into 3 defenders and tosses up a jumper. Delfino was waving his arms like crazy cuz he was left wide open. Harden made the shot, but Delfino still raises his arms after the shot to demonstrate to Harden "WTF!".

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    1. Taking what the defense gives him and playing within the flow is Jlin's forte. Sometimes I wish JLin can be a bit selfish and destruct the flow a little.

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    2. One thing about selfish players is that they tend to always rise to the top. However not all selfish players can ascend to the top and may backfires sometimes. Harden is walking a fine line. If Harden can be selfish and still help his team win and somehow contribute to playing team ball then I suppose I can give him a pass. Otherwise, he's just playing with fire.

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    3. I shouldn't say help "his" team win but "the" team instead.

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    4. If someone of Lin's caliber wasn't on this team, Harden can iso all he wants, and I wouldn't care. Harden has some hard core fans who like his iso game. And, good for Houston if that's the kind of team and fans that they want.

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    5. Unfortunately some fans just don't have a grey area. I just hope, and everyone here on this site already have been hammering at it, that McHale will do a better job at balancing these two talents.

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  19. Thats when harden will respond with im the man!

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  20. Someone asked in clutchfan why harden have fewer turnovers in the second half... Its because he stopped passing.

    People say lin defer but harden goes and ask for the ball 8 out of 10 times.

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  21. Hi All: Just joined after reading this blog, CF, Posting&Toasting since Lisanity game 2. Seen every game since 2/4/12. Caught some GSW news on JLin earlier, but had my iso-NBA bball force field ON then. I've played bball, soccer, rugby, former 2 for decades with my boyz. Just wanted to say hi and to note: in soccer, if you don't have 7 players on the field who can see 3 seconds into the future, you lose all the time b/c you are playing kickball. Similar in rugby. In bball, I think it's maybe half to 1.5 sec ahead in the NBA, so that's something to consider in BBIQ. If you don't have 3 people on the court with that ability, or one who stops all play, you end up with iso ball. Hope that starts some other kinds of viewing, b/c soccer is not about the score, but what could have been when a fan is sublime with someone like Babeto … it's not about the score, but the winning pass that is 3 seconds in coming. More later … shout out to JLinFan#1, Torocan on CF, via, khuang, kenoshi, racha, eb, is-Jane, JLy, JLee, and too many but hey, ack and hello.

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    1. Thanks, Racha. Enjoyed your spirited debate with others. Have no idea where people really are at over a beer, but this is a community and worth joining.

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    3. Yep, a lot debates indeed. There are a lot of good posters here. Some may hate my guts but they're still good posters because they love JLin.

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    4. It's hard to hate people online because you are getting such narrow views of a person. I wouldn't sweat it. It's not even important to be right on any one point, because the team and community move ahead with new understanding every time. Oh, to discuss bball, I had an afterthought ... imagine in iso, how many seconds each of the other 9 can predict. Except for the first step left or right (and with each, you are weighted one way), isn't it clear everyone else can predict up to 3 seconds in advance? That's a lifetime of time in team ball on a small court. That's why I think iso ball is boring. You are just witnessing the cat/mouse game of that first step, and you know 80% which side it is. That JLin Rapters buzzer beater was nice, b/c he showed Iso, the team showed cleared lanes, and he pulled up for an unexpected 3. Nice, for everyone to get that amazing surprise.

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    5. Nice line: "It's not even important to be right on any one point, because the team and community move ahead with new understanding every time."

      Yeah, even playing ISO ball in and of itself has it's technicalities. It's boring for 4 but exciting for 1--it just doesn't add up. JLin has the knack of using ISOs at the right time.

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    6. Welcome to the forum jTeamW1. Hope you enjoy the conversation back on forth involving Lin and basketball in general.

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    7. JLy: I've got tickets for the GSW/Rockets 2/12 game with the homies. Hope Rockets get a good streak going to it's hard to root for one or other. I feel I will root for Lin, just so Joe Lacob will remember him in future trade talk. It'd be nice for Lin to be back on home ground, state tax rate and all. Fan sites won't be so polar, methinks.

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    8. welcome @jTeamW1! I'm sure you'll enjoy lively discussion here.

      And make sure you share your 2/12 game experience with us :)
      I got a feeling it will be a high-scoring game back and forth between GSW/HOU. It'll be great watching Lin and best friends (Curry and Lee) go back and forth with each other.

      As for the state tax rate, isn't Houston better without any state tax? But it's interesting idea to see if GSW would be in the running for Lin's service in 2-3 years.

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    9. psalms: Yep, CA is up to 13% for some now. So HOU is better domicile for our hero, but you know, it's not about the tax as my tax acctg says. It's about earning!

      Sure will try to share - we opted for nose bleed seats so we can party loud. If it works, we'll do more and it'll unite us guys. All v accomplished asian americans, on our own like Lin in our working worlds. We're trying for some community. Don't know if the venue allows telephoto cameras. If so, I'll take some nice pics and vid.

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    10. BTW, LOL, stub hub tickets dropped about 10-15% during the losing streak. I bought too soon :-) Y'all in Houston are lucky with ticket prices. GSW is always sold out, they say, hence no accountability during bad years.

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    11. ok, we'll look forward to great pics and story :)

      And I think it's great that Lin story can aspire and give a sense of identify for asian-americans but even greater is how it can unite many other non-Asian Americans, underdogs, Asians in this forum who simply appreciate the Linsanity underdog story and his ongoing journey.

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    12. +1 ... for everyone who strives ...

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  22. Oh, I should also mention thanks for teaching me about Trolls here and on CF. I'm a techie who helped in SV on all this tech, but I had no idea it had evolved to the Star Trek TOS: Wolf in the Fold level online. See wikipedia summary on that. I've since seen some real trolls in my life, people who jack other people just to get their emotional juice. Sad, but true. If you troll me, I will prob give it 1 go and then focus on the other 8B people in this world. Life is short, and this JLin thing for me is about finding metaphors to live better. KHuang, I loved your post about how you've faced adversity and would like to teach JLin a thing or 2. I suspect he has all the support, but in a Christian community sense. I read in his moves a lot of Christian and old school Chinese value approach, and that is good for it is him. But, the real world is about adjusting to many types of people, and your post on that shows you, and I love when a person is real and shares philosophy as we all learn faster, better. For JLin, he wanted to Be Still this week, and look where others moved.

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  23. If they play the same way today, expect jlin to have 4+ steals... Its that simple

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  24. Jlin is a late bloomer because he didnt get "special" treatment throughout life. He had to learn evrything from no professionals. So i consider him a success regardless of where he ends up.

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    1. From a basketball standpoint I don't think he's a late bloomer. JLin's strengths are just overlooked and not highly touted in this league. It's disappointing but what can we do.

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    2. I just had lunch with a guy in biz, and his daughter played in the Palo Alto area. They had combines together when JLin was in high school that senior year. He said back then, no one could touch him. That's a pretty high standard, regional or state. HE said it was clear why they won the state championship. So, I mean ... he's been at a high level for a long time. Does anyone know if he was 6"3" by senior year, or did he keep growing in college?

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    3. Lin is a product of having smart and loving parents. His parents did all the leg work finding the right coaches and such.

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    4. Probably said it in the wrong way. What im trying to say is that other prospects had better opportunities in terms of coaching and tricks of the trade. Hes learning it on thefly while hes a pro. Better school better program kinna thing.

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    5. I think JLin grew a foot in one summer, perhaps he was already 6'3 in his senior year in HS. I think he was like 5'3 or something as a freshman. Not sure though.

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    6. Jli, life is about learning. However, sometimes, people shut off their learning and start forming ideologies.

      In Houston, it's obvious who should be the teacher and who should be the student. Age is nothing but a number. It's all about ability.

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    7. According to the Lin's animation on his High School years, he's over 6ft as a senior. BTW, very funny Taiwanese animation :)

      Jeremy Lin blossomed at Palo Alto High School. He entered as a 5'3" freshman but was more than 6 feet tall by his senior year.

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    8. lol, the two skeletons at the harvard gym and the 1636 championship banner.

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    1. I was looking for Blaiyan's highlights here earlier but I got impatient and went straight to youtube to find it.

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    2. They weren't up until a few hours ago. I didn't check my subscription stream until a few hours after that.

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    3. Yeah, I noticed there's not much JLin Rockets vs Hornet vids.

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    4. And if you read Blaiyan's Hornets vid description, the poor guy was sick but still found time to upload the video. Kudos to him!

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    5. I really liked Lin blocking out Brook Lopez to get the rebound lol. Lin is leading by example. I like it.

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    6. Appreciate the JLin highlights uploaders' efforts (links to their YouTube channels if you wish to subscribe or access their highlights directly):
      geraldd39lin
      Blaiyan
      footwearfoot

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  26. I am a little bit skeptical about tonights game. I just don't trust McHale. HOWEVER, I expect Lin to have a decent game, I think ball movement is going to be there. My question is more about the post. Can Asik and Patterson bring it on tonight. If they can, Rockets will win. If they don't it will be close either win or lose.

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    1. jp: Coaching yesterday was like watching a guy cross thin ice. Had no idea what was coming, and neglected things support your mistrust as much as the ball handling in Q1. It's amazing - yesterday was almost a rerun of commentary after the 38pt Spurs game. Maybe 2 swings won't lead to a 3rd, but a base hit.

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    2. 'as much as ball handling was good' in Q1. I mean to say we've been down this road before, and I hope the coaches stay consistent this time around, because the turnaround yesterday we've seen before once this season.

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  27. Hi everyone, do u mind posting streaming links for this game? Tnx in advance :)

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  28. Rockets is not a good team. They don't have an offensive big to score constantly (mainly Pick and Roll). Lin should have more assists last game and other games. Hardin is too iso and it's very boring(predictable) to watch same game plan every night. He is very good but can he be that good every game? (We saw that last two weeks, Sometimes there were no calls when he drove). Their defense is not good most of the times (especially Harden against 3 pointers). They were pretty good most of the times last night thus they won. Lin is improving BUT he has to develop his long range shootings to be a threat. Their bench should be utilized more. Delfino is quiet good so far. They will have trouble to make playoffs if they keep the same old way. For a quick fix -- decrease turnovers, make free throws,contest those shots!!!

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  29. Rockets is not a good team. They don't have an offensive big to score constantly (mainly Pick and Roll). Lin should have more assists last game and other games. Hardin is too iso and it's very boring(predictable) to watch same game plan every night. He is very good but can he be that good every game? (We saw that last two weeks, Sometimes there were no calls when he drove). Their defense is not good most of the times (especially Harden against 3 pointers). They were pretty good most of the times last night thus they won. Lin is improving BUT he has to develop his long range shootings to be a threat. Their bench should be utilized more. Delfino is quiet good so far. They will have trouble to make playoffs if they keep the same old way. For a quick fix -- decrease turnovers, make free throws,contest those shots!!!

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