Thursday, February 14, 2013

Make A Difference



Vote here: http://mad.jeremylinfoundation.org/

346 comments:

  1. VOTE HERE: http://mad.jeremylinfoundation.org/

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    1. Did Novak borrow the suit from Yao Ming? It looked big on him.

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    2. Jeremy Lin ‏@JLin7
      BEST event ever for the @jlinfoundation...thx everyone who showed up and contributed! Praise God!! #makingadifference pic.twitter.com/TgAbT7ZF

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    3. Schrempf! Brings back memories watching the Sonics.

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    4. Tyson Chandler! Too bad Shump wasn't there.

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    6. I didn't know he was in good terms with Noah! sweet!

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    7. I heard it's the Harden connection.

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    8. @via, i read it's Parsons' connection but i can't recall which article...

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    9. Oh yeah, I mixed them up, lol.
      Both Joakim and Parsons were former Gators. They hang out together [with others, Taurean Green? Anyway, they're all fr Florida.]

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    10. @kiet, I think so hah! . It would be really good if Novak can be a rocket with Lin too!

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    11. Wow - lots of sponsors and lots of people - even Detlef is there!

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  3. This didn't go unnoticed~

    SI: Ryan Hollins kicks Jeremy Lin while he’s down

    Note: Seen as a Ryan Hollis thing, not an anti-JLin thing.

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    1. "And while he was down Hollins ran up and kicked him. Intentionally. It’s pretty clear.

      Hollins has the reputation of trying cheap shots, but this one is going to cost him. A lot. Likely a suspension but at the very least a healthy fine.

      And deservedly so."

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    2. I hate that bum. Hope he gets suspended.

      Via, thanks again for all you do!

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    3. Glad to do it @k.
      We're all spent from being so angry at what happened w/ Hollis, w/ McHale. [I had a terrible evening and couldn't bear to get back on the board, it was all I can think of, grr!]
      It's a new day for JLin, and us. On with the fight! :)

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    4. Hollins targeting JLin shows how important JLin is to the team. Hollins didn't target Parsons, for example, even though he was one of the main scorers in the game and one of the go to guys on the Rox.

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    5. Surprised LA Times even mentioned the Hollins' kick:

      http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-jeremy-lin-ryan-hollins-20130214,0,3916097.story

      However, don't know how much the writer knows about JLin considering he states JLin is a center. HA.

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    6. RyanHollins is not a great role model. What example is he setting for the kids in his basketball sports camp! What a thug. If there's no penalty for either the 'kick' or for purposefully stepping on Jeremy Lin's ankle and wrist, boycott his restaurant in California - homebeverleyhills. It may be a classy eatery but such a shame the same can't be said for Ryan Hollins.

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    7. *typos everywhere...HolliNs.

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    8. Physical assault is the highest form of flattery?

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    9. Maybe I'm not the best guy to be saying this, but Ryan Hollin's kick would not have hurt anyone.

      It's just like when Christian Laettner tapped the guy on the chest with his foot in college.

      No, a KICK is like when Bruce "Lee" Bowen did a perfect flying side kick to Wally Szcerbiak in a Spurs vs Minnesota game.

      I felt that the flagrant foul penalty was appropriate, and NO MORE. Lin's taken much harder hits that were noncalls, many of them resulting in Lin bleeding. Hollins would have to kick Lin much harder for me to get riled up.

      Hopefully "The Kick" will inspire NBA audiences to boo louder when Lin gets illegally headhunted by refs and opponents.

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    10. @KHuang - agree. Odom's move was mild by open-field sports standards, but yeah, there's the hardwood. The headknocks and eye-pokes under the basket are bad. Hopefully they'll start to avoid the And-1.

      Noticed CP3 uses a mouthguard. Hope JLin does too.

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    11. That kick was a love touch compared to all the other blows Lin endured this season.

      Don't remember Lin getting disrespected by refs/players when he was a Knick.

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    12. @KHuang:

      The kick was intentional. Thats what matters. Its NBA - not MMA. There is simply no excuse for kicking people.

      I dont think the kick landed but you cant really tell what would happened if it had. I practice martial arts and I have seen people getting hurt or injured during practice or even demonstrations where you dont even have the intend to hurt anyone. I have seen little girls send grown man to the ground with bad kicks.

      That guy is a giant. Who knows what his leg weighs. Energy = mass * acceleration

      Depending on the impact (big surface or small surface) and location (stomach or ribs) it could have caused damage. If you dont believe it -> smash your fingertips right in between two ribs. See if it hurts. Now imagine the tip of the foot from a 7 foot guy accelerating into your ribcage. What if it hits your solar-plexus? It can take the air right out of you or even give you a shock.

      I dont care if its hair pulling, eye scratching, face elbowing or stomach kicking. These guys should pay big time! Its basketball damn it!

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    13. To me, that was just a regular foul but looked really bad cuz of the landing.

      Other notables:

      1) Ref made the right call which doesn't happen more often than not for Lin this year.

      2) You will never see McHell go after the ref to protect his player like D'antoni did after the foul.

      Well, you could argue that D'antoni was trying to get an extra possession. But, that's what coaches have to do to protect his player from rough plays.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQIOJNH9-aE

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    14. @Etane:

      You didnt see the kick?

      Anyway - here is a "good" coach and a "good" team - just for fun:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6mUm-0hlEI

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  4. Boss won~

    Daryl Morey ‏@dmorey
    Thank U @JLin7 & @jlinfoundation 4 a gr8 launch event! While I beat Jeremy 2-1 (11-3,9-11,11-5) - if he practiced he would beat me very soon
    8:25 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

    Jeremy Lin ‏@JLin7
    @dmorey thanks for coming and humbling me on the pingpong table!!
    9:34 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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    1. It's his wrist I tell you. :)

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    2. Lin punked Morey in basketball, and More ping punked Jeremy Lin.

      The punkings are now complete. Revenge is thorough. Balance is restored. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      May Linforce be with you.

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    3. haha, thanks via.

      You can tell Lin didn't try very hard :D

      Very smart Harvard move not to make your boss lose face in public. haha...

      I think I can take either one of them because they're way too tall :D so many high lobs. good serves by Morey, though

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    4. LOL - Im impressed. These guys dont just play ping pong (like children do). They do know how to play table tenis.

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    1. So, Houston is the fastest team in the NBA?

      McHell: Move the ball!

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    2. "Let me draw some coverage first, Coach!"

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    3. LOL but we know Lin just tunes McHell out instead of responding.

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    4. Thought (prayer) bubble: "Lord give me the strength ..."

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    5. Lord give me strength to pop that bubble that McHell is living in.

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  6. ESPN: Houston Rockets interested in acquiring Eric Gordon

    ESPN Insider: Interest growing in Eric Gordon?
    Emptying the notebook with the latest trade talk around the NBA
    By Chris Broussard | ESPN Insider

    With the trade deadline just a week away, there's plenty of talking going on around the league. Most of the discussions will lead to nothing, and much of what you hear as a reporter is not worthy of a full-fledged story. But scuttlebutt is interesting nonetheless and can give you an idea of what teams are thinking and what they might seek to do in the future.

    So here's what I'm hearing. I'm emptying the notebook this week to share what's blowing in the trade winds right now.

    We all know Eric Gordon wanted to sign with Phoenix last summer and many around the league believe he would still rather not be in New Orleans. That's prompted several clubs to call the Hornets about Gordon's availability. Those calls, in turn, led New Orleans to start calling around to gauge Gordon's trade value.

    So would New Orleans trade him?

    I'm told a Gordon trade this season is highly unlikely, with one source with knowledge of the situation telling ESPN.com this week that, as things stand, there's "less than a 10 percent chance'' New Orleans would move Gordon before the deadline. Still, the fact that the Hornets made calls around the league implies that they are at least warming up to the idea of moving him at some point.

    Word is Dallas, Houston and Golden State are among the teams that have inquired about him. Houston envisions playing him alongside James Harden and Jeremy Lin in its fast-paced system, with Harden at small forward.

    Of course, both Houston and Dallas view Gordon as Plan B. Both clubs are saving their max cap room this summer to make a run at the disgruntled one, Dwight Howard. If that falls through, the loser(s) will turn their eyes to Gordon, among others.

    Gordon is only one of the many options Houston would consider if it can't land Howard. Several executives have said the Rockets have interest in Philadelphia's Andrew Bynum, assuming Bynum returns from his knee injury for a significant chunk of the season's second half and plays up to his typical All-Star form. That might be a big assumption, though, with Bynum's recent comments about still suffering pain in his knee.

    Whatever the case, the Rockets aren't expected to be as active next week as they typically are around the deadline because of their desire to save their cap space for the summer. I'm told they're not in play for Zach Randolph, Danny Granger or Pau Gasol, as has been often rumored.

    For all the talk about Indiana trading Granger -- and many execs believe the Pacers would like to do just that -- I'm told by a person close to the situation that the small forward will be going nowhere before the deadline. The Pacers like the thought of sliding All-Star Paul George to the shooting guard position to make room for Granger in the starting lineup. One of Indiana's main concerns is strengthening its bench, and it feels moving current starting two-guard Lance Stephenson into a reserve role will accomplish that.

    The Pacers are, however, open to moving backups Tyler Hansbrough, D.J. Augustin and Gerald Green. I'm told they offered up the names of Hansbrough and Augustin when trying to pry J.J. Redick out of Orlando. But the Magic aren't interested in a move like that. Orlando might yet keep Redick, who wants to stay in Orlando, but only if the sharp-shooting backup settles for less than he might get on the open market this summer. Despite Redick's name being one of the most prominent in trade rumors, some executives are beginning to believe the Magic will not move him.

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    1. The Josh Smith saga
      Many executives around the league believe Atlanta GM Danny Ferry is intent on moving Josh Smith before the deadline. On Wednesday, three opposing GMs told me definitively that Ferry has decided not to re-sign Smith in free agency this summer and is trying hard to move him within the next week.

      The Nets remain one of the most interested teams and with Smith's recent statement that he wants a max deal, some clubs believe Brooklyn's offer of Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks might be the best Atlanta gets. If that's the case, Ferry, who has interest in Brooks but not necessarily Humphries, may not budge and instead might keep Smith for the rest of the season.

      "Danny's a Spur,'' one rival executive said, referring to Ferry's past work in San Antonio's front office. "So he won't give him away, but if someone comes with a good offer, Josh Smith is gone. I don't think Danny takes the Nets' deal. I think someone has to do better than that.''

      In addition to Smith, the Hawks have also had talks about moving Anthony Morrow and Kyle Korver.

      What else I'm hearing
      Phoenix is also among the most active teams in terms of talk. In addition to speaking with the Knicks about a possible Jared Dudley-for-Iman Shumpert trade (that deal is not happening, sources tell me), the Suns have spoken with Utah about Al Jefferson. Those talks haven't gained much traction, though. Clubs calling the Suns have been mostly interested in Dudley, Marcin Gortat and Markieff Morris.

      While most believe the Jazz will trade Paul Millsap instead of Jefferson, one person close to the situation told me he's under the impression that Utah will keep Millsap. The Jazz want to start featuring Derrick Favors for the future, it's hard to envision them re-signing both Jefferson and Millsap, though, so many expect Utah to make some sort of trade. Portland, which could end up moving J.J. Hickson, is one team that likes Millsap.

      Several clubs say that while Boston is not shopping Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, it has made calls to gauge the two players' trade value. But the feeling here is that the Celtics' strong play since Rajon Rondo was injured will lead Boston to try to make one last stand with the two superstars.

      There was one interesting scenario that a few execs mentioned to me involving the Los Angeles Clippers. At the end of the day, it won't happen but it's worth mentioning just for fun. It's the notion that the Clippers might move DeAndre Jordan and Caron Butler before the deadline in an attempt to clear cap space to sign Dwight Howard to a max deal this summer.
      While his time with the Lakers has been a nightmare, Howard loves living in Los Angeles.

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    2. The above move sounds good for the Clippers, who could get a decent return for Jordan, but there are some holes in this scenario. For one, even if they traded those two, the Clippers would still need to deplete their roster even more to clear enough room to sign Howard. They could buy out Grant Hill's deal for next season, renounce free agent-to-be Ronny Turiaf, and opt out of deals with Trey Thompkins and Willie Green and still not have enough room for Howard.

      If they moved Eric Bledsoe, they could get closer to having max room, but remember, they could only get back expiring contracts in any trades they made -- if the plan is to clear room for Howard.

      The Clippers have heard the scuttlebutt about this scenario, but would never consider such a thing without assurances from Howard and his camp that he would leave the extra $30 million the Lakers can offer him on the table and sign down the hall with them. And even if such assurances came, Howard's word lately hasn't exactly been steadfast.

      So while it's fun to consider, the Clippers aren't breaking up their current title contender for a pipe dream.

      And one more thing on the Clippers: You can forget about the idea of Phil Jackson being the club's next coach. Still bothered by Jackson's verbal jabs at the Clippers during his tenure with the Lakers, Clips owner Donald Sterling has let it be known throughout team headquarters he will not pay the Zen Master one penny to coach his team.

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    3. How about Lin for Millsap?

      Send Lin to Utah where they desperately need Lin's skills and where Lin can be mentored by Johm Stockton. Then send Millsap over to Houston where he can be the starting power forward.

      Then watch Utah beat the Rockets into space dust, with Lin alleyoping to Derrick Favors and getting Burks and Hayward wide open shots . . .

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    4. Morey would never let that happen for exactly the reason you mention. That makes the Jazz better, not Houston.

      I promise, Morey really does understand value. The only way he'd trade Lin is if he got more value in return and frankly, we all know that Lin is still undervalued around the league, so that's just not going to happen.

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    5. I just had to put out a DUMB trade proposal,ichael Terry.

      Sometimes I get irritated at McHale for misunderstanding and misusing Lin. I am happy that McHale whipped Lin into shape, but it's time to move on.

      I figured that McHale could get the power forward he wanted for the point guard whose game irritates him.

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  7. Houston Rockets GM: Another big trade unlikely

    “The Rockets — who signed point guard Jeremy Lin in the summer and traded for Oklahoma City’s James Harden in late October — are on the lookout for another star and have enough salary cap space this summer to add a maximum-salary free agent. At the moment, that appears to be their path of choice.

    “Most likely, it’s not going to be through trade,” Morey told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. "Most likely, it's going to be through the use of our cap room where we have max room this summer.
    “I think (the time between now and the deadline) is going to be quiet. Of course a year ago, if you would’ve said, ‘James Harden – what about him?’ I would’ve said, ‘No way. They won’t trade him.’ You never know. You stay opportunistic. But I would guess that this trade deadline is going to be quiet.”

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    1. Thanks Via.
      Quote from the article
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      If there is a tension, it’s coming from basketball fans. Now that I’ve started the Joy Dunk Club, I have this Google News alert that I get anytime something comes out about Jeremy Lin, and a lot of it is from “the Bleacher Report”.

      And it seems like they have a bone to pick. They hate him! I don’t know if it’s one guy, it seems like it’s multiple sports writers who just want to dispel the illusion of Linsanity.

      It’s like their mission to show he’s a mediocre basketball player. And that’s been supported by popular writers like Stephen A. Smith, the leading force to discredit him.
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      AT least this had been recognized...

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    2. I guess the article did indeed nailed alot of things that we had been musing here since he moved to Houston.

      Glad that they wrote on it.

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    3. Yeah @Maknusia, we're not the only ones seeing how they treat JLin. And we're not overreacting.

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  9. Two related questions for posters. If Harden was not on Rockets (let's assume Martin remained with Rockets), and Lin played more of a PG role, do you think Rockets would have a better record?

    Or let's say Rockets did not trade Martin for Harden, but let's say Mac still doesn't allow Lin to play a true PG role, i.e., Mac's same system is applied, do you think Rockets would have a better record?

    Curious what others think.

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    2. I think it would have been a different brand of ROX. or together with Lamb.

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    3. I think the record would be identical or slightly better with more "stolen" wins against good opponents and easier victories.

      Kevin Martin is a deadly scorer that teams really do defend. For all the talk about Martin being a me first scorer (which he SHOULD BE), he also knows where and when to pass. Teams cover him tightly.

      Last season, Martin was McHale's whipping boy. He was so disdained by Mchale that Martin was shuffled in and out of the starting lineup (which hasn't happened to Lin yet). Martin was benched and screamed at by McHale for not moving the ball (just like Lin) and poor defense (unlike Lin).

      McHale would be hoarse from screaming at his two guards, though it's likely that Kevin Martin would be in the All Star Game. Plus Jeremy Lamb would likely be on the court and we'd be seeing Lin Lamb Martin all on the court at the same time.

      Where Martin and Lamb would show their superiority over a single Harden is against the good teams. Martin can score better than Harden, so teams would defend him just as intensely as they defended Lin. Because Martin moves off the ball and draws defenders toward him, Jeremy Lin was able to penetrate into the center of the court to make plays for people the way Isiah Thomas used to at Indiana. Plus Martin and Lamb both defend WAY BETTER than Harden. The Rockets would then have SOME chance of beating the good teams instead of NO chance.

      With Houston's lottery pick that they didn't give up, they'd draft Nerlens Noel or someone like that. Martin would probably depart Houston, but Jeremy Lamb would simply take his spot and Houston would have had its backcourt of the future.

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    4. The Rockets were 5th in the NBA in offensive efficiency in the preseason, same as they are now. But their defense was better.

      It's true that preseason is different, but research shows there is a correlation to regular season play. Everyone tried to downplay LA's woes in the preseason, but those problems carried through.

      In many ways, Martin and Lin mesh much more easily than Harden. I think their record would be better at this point and Lin would definitely have a much higher PER. Marin and Lin would be having career years. Lin/Harden has more potential, but McHale doesn't seem to be the coach to coax it out of them. If/When it happens, it will be despite him or because he's gone.

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    5. Pity we couldn't see Lin play more without Harden

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    6. Not a pity if coach use jlin right. I don't want him to play without harden, just want him to play his role in his best strength.

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  10. 2013 #NBAAllStar ‏@NBAAllStar
    Behind the scenes! #NBAAllStar with @jlin7
    pic.twitter.com/O8xZ5fdF
    3:01 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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    1. I really hope his wrist doesn't mess up the rest of his season. Wrist injuries(bruising/soreness) are the worst.

      Tonight, there was a pic of Lin holding his wrist while talking to Tyson Chandler and I was like WTF?!

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    2. We will be able to see how well his wrist is during the Skills Challenge.

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    3. Yeah, and I think he knows enough to go easy doing all those foundation activities. [I know you're thinking Melo, DWill, @k. Don't worry yet...] :)

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    1. why do they call Mchale ice box in mandarin? It doesn't even sound like his name? scratch head

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    2. Someone here explained that it may be because McHale freezes JLin onto the bench!

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    3. @wilc
      Thanks. I was head scratching why the fans keep mentioning refrigerator fridge Kobayashi. googletranslate can't compute.

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    4. Lol @mchaleha8er. This issue is global concern

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    5. Another explanation is
      When ppl speak Kelvin Mchale's name in Chinese, they link to a brand that sell
      Fridge. And they think fridge is the best to represent Mchale becoz everytime
      Lin get hot, Mchale bench him.
      Mchale=fridge=cold blood

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    6. I thought it's because McHell is hard on the outside and empty on the inside.

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    7. Or, it's because he's good at keeping Lin's legs fresh.

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    8. What r people saying. I keep asking all these rocket affiliated writers to tell me what Lin did so badly in the 1st half in the sac game to deserve such reaction from McHale - and they cntinue to ignore me ( after initially trying to defend him in their initial tweet back). If the Rox want to develop a relationship with their Asian fan base, it would be best in their interest it address it one way or another.

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    9. The truth is not always mainstream.

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  12. JLIN FOUNDATION GALA
    Lin Foundation gives to underprivileged kids

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  13. WildAid ‏@WildAid
    Honored to have you join Yao & Dikembe today! Big things to come! RT @jlin7: wow...i look like an infant
    http://pic.twitter.com/5RIJXTIq
    4:12 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

    WildAid ‏@WildAid
    RT @voxtaur: Great Day w/ @WildAid & Yao Ming educating kids on conservation & seeing trailer on upcoming documentary
    http://pic.twitter.com/1QzLZXFo
    4:57 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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  14. I just saw a picture of the event and I just thought to myself. How awesome would this be.
    PG- Jeremy Lin
    SG- Stephen Curry
    SF- Chandler Parsons
    PF- David Lee
    C- Tyson Chandler

    And Novak coming for Parsons to drain those threes. Man, I WOULD LOVE to watch a team like that!

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    1. vs the ALL-STAR team!...that would have been awesome! :)

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    2. Bench need more depht. Add Jeffries, Fields, & Douglas

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    3. Haha this team must be full of love. Lin will always get support as all teammates are his real fds

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    4. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Shump about Lin

      "One kid asked me if I've hung out with [Knicks guard] Jeremy Lin," Shumpert said with a laugh. "Of course, I have hung out with Jeremy as much as you can. Man, he's a rock star. He's like Michael Jackson and I'm the other guy, Tito [Jackson]."

      I really like Shump. He is such a team player and so unselfish. I like his attitude so much. Too bad things didn't work out because they would make a great back court pair. They both are so unselfish and team first mentality. Almost all of his Knicks teammates were unselfish and they genuinely loved him as a person and a teammate. It was the perfect storm.

      http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/6-25-2012/New-York-Knicks-guard-Shumpert-comes-back-to-Oak-Park-to-host-youth-camp/

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    5. eh, have we all forgotten Landry Fields? I was wondering why wasn't Fields at the launch...
      Landry Fields is engaged to the woman of his dream

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    6. I think all the players that made it to the launch are scheduled to appear in the all star. Fields, Shumps, and Jeffries are not scheduled to play in the all star. Novak is scheduled to appear in the 3s contest.

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    7. "I always get asked by people what was Iman like in high school," Maloney added. "He was an honor roll student. Iman gave up his study hall to work with special needs kids during their PE class. He was giving back to his community even when he was in high school."

      there are some really good guys in the old knicks team. Tyson chandler and Amare Stoudemire are always supporting other team mates activities as well. Reminds me of what D'Antoni once said during Linsanity when team comraderie was at its highest (before Melo came back)...he said that it's getting sappy, that they are good guys and when a bunch of good guys come together it's just fun to watch.

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    8. I thought so. Tyson Chandler's at the launch party surprised me most as my memory of his flagrant foul on Jeremy last Knicks game still vividly fresh...good to see him showing support for Jeremy's foundation though.

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    9. Kidd mentioned (when they played in Dallas together) that all his years of playing, Tyson is the best teammate he has ever played with. I think he signed with the Knicks was because of Tyson and to mentor Lin.

      Tyson said that all other players outside of the team that he is playing for are his enemies so it makes sense that he supports Felton. I like his attitude if I am his teammates.

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    10. I meant teammate and not teammates.

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    11. Linsanity = all those guys and their team spirit.

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    12. That lineup makes me moist.

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    13. Check the 13mins mark. "It's big when you know your team has your back".

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    14. @JaneLin7:

      Its a question of honor that you play hard for your team - even if it means that you play hard against your friends. As long as people dont pull hair, scratch your eyes or kick you in the stomach (not just hard fouls but evil fouls) things that happen on the court should stay on the court.

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  15. JLIN ON ESPN RADIO
    discusses the Rockets' season so far and the All Star festivities.

    ESPN Radio ‏@espnradio
    Jeremy Lin shakes hands with Dr. Jack Ramsay during his visit with us here in Houston... http://pic.twitter.com/K1xeNNvS
    3:19 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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    1. Nothing special and nothing worth listening to. He is on CP3 jock straps as well in this interview.

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    2. Tim Hardaway doesn't like to mention guys that he had trouble playing against.

      Hardaway had a ROUGH time against big point guards like Magic, Penny, and Kidd.

      Lin would give Tim Hardaway even more trouble than Jason Kidd did. As great as Hardaway was with the UTEP two step, that would not have been enough to get by Jeremy Lin. And forget about Hardaway trying to stop Lin.

      I feel that Jeremy Lin and James Harden are a better backcourt than Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond of Run TMC, particularly when Harden chooses to play defense.

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    3. Well, Tim gives Nellie cred for bringing Lin into the NBA.

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  17. Houston Rockets ‏@HoustonRockets
    The Rockets have recalled Terrence Jones (@TerrenceJones1) and Greg Smith (@Ju_Smith4) from the @rgvvipers.
    11:13 a.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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  18. THE JOY DUNK CLUB EP 05: The Dunk
    [After CLIPPERS game]

    Guest Panelists:
    Phil Yu [Angry Asian Man]
    Jerry Ma [Epic Proportions]

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  19. LINSANITY DOCUMENTARY

    2,013 backers

    $163,706
    pledged of $117,000 goal

    LAST 14 HOURS TO GO

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    1. So how do they know where to send your stuff if there's no address you needed to provide when you pledged? Are they going to base it on your credit card?

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    2. I thought kickstarter would route the pledge to Amazon Payment with CC that will only be charged if the fundraising amount is reached. Not sure if Amazon Payment will work with overseas CC.

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    1. He really did! Remember Morris said he can hear Lin play the piano.
      Thanks for the vid, via!
      By the way, I'm from hk too. Haha

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    2. I like that he plays by keys AND by notes...

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    3. Hey @Cas ^^

      @Isabel~ This guy... :)

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    4. @via - this guy would make me smile everyday lol. and Landry's engaged. not dissing on Elaine, but I like Robyn (Chandler's girl) more.I think Robyn is more sexy in a modest way.

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    5. @via - Landry really goes for girls ranking high in the 'hotness' scale. I've seen a picture of his ex from Stanford. a real pretty brunette.not surprised that his dream girl is a blonde hottie.

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    6. LANDRY'S EX VS NEW [Elaine Alden] <- Sexy pic, not nude [Parent's discretion.]

      DLEE'S GF [Sabina Gadecki] who went to Taiwan with him is nice...

      PARSONS' GF [Robyn Crowley.]

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    8. Lol naughty via posting Elaine sexy pic :p

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    9. @via - I thought Elaine doesn't do NUDE

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    10. She's hot and sounds like a good girl to landry. I hope they last!

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    11. LOL work firewall blocked that one. NSFW I guess.

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    12. @Isabel~ I was warning parents the pic I linked was sexy, but not nude. [NSFW still, I guess...]

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    13. I keep guessing what does NSFW stand for...@_@
      I hate it when people use initials and I can't guess what it mean!!

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    14. thanks both Via and Willy. and I LOL at the answer like that's it?! why would some body want to do initials for that? can they just type it out?! it's not too long.

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    15. Playing the piano is jeremy's therapy for his sore wrist...I could not even play it with perfect pair of wrists...SAD but im so proud of jeremy the musician

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  21. Here is an excerpt from the article written last year. This was the reason why Lowry wanted out of Houston. It was a toxic relationship so someone had to go. Rockets organization chose McHale so Lowry got traded.

    In the previous three games, they had trailed by 16, 18 and 23 points in the fourth quarter, with the collapse coming to a boil when Rockets coach Kevin McHale and guard and captain Kyle Lowry argued during a timeout in Denver to the point that players and coaches got between them.

    With Lowry out of the game and standing outside a huddle, McHale grabbed Lowry and pulled him back toward the group, angering Lowry who shouted back at McHale.

    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2012/04/lowry-mchale-rift-not-an-issue-four-game-losing-skid-is/

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    1. Glad to know McHale is an equal opportunity PG offender, on top of avoiding the Lin crow.

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    2. No matter how much players hate their coaches, they still have to act professionally and join the team in huddled and such.

      McHale may have screamed at Lowry, but he WANTED LOWRY BACK on the team because Lowry produces mightily!

      Trading Lowry was Les's decision, not Morey's or McHale's. Les does not brook mutiny, which also probably factored into trading Kevin Martin who refused to pass to Lin.

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    3. @alcsd~ "With Lowry out of the game and standing outside a huddle, McHale grabbed Lowry and pulled him back toward the group, angering Lowry who shouted back at McHale."

      - Both [McHale and Lowry] downplayed the incident in the next few days, but Lowry confirmed he needed to be restrained.

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    4. Lowry was so broken and battered after all the abuse he got so off course he had to be restrained in the heat of the moment. Lowry is not mentally tough like Lin so he fought the battle differently than Lin.

      LOL at Morey given the company line and PC answer. After Dragic agreed to sign with the Suns and instead of keeping Lowry, he traded him to Toronto. If Knicks had matched the offer, Rockets would have been without a PG going into the season. Thus, they value McHale a great deal.

      "General manager Daryl Morey, however, believes Lowry and McHale can succeed with the Rockets, especially with a second season together that includes the offseason and training camp that they did not have last season because of the NBA lockout.

      “I think Kyle and coach McHale are both winners and both competitive guys,” Morey said. “I don’t anticipate any issues going forward.”

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    5. Doesn't Harden also refuse to join the team huddles?

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    6. Lin is such a nice guy and (I hate to say it) respectful. What does it mean for McHale? If McHale/JLin doesnt work out -> no PG in the league will want to play for/with McHale.

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  22. Now I can afford to come back on this board after days of resisting to read and post. I just didn't want to be stressed out and decided to spare myself from agony. :>

    This Making a Difference vid reminded me yet again that I have come to like Lin not only for his bball skills , but moreso for his big heart and character.

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    1. very true :D enough stress for a while

      There are definitely things more important than basketball!

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    2. @jc , I'm 100% with you on that buddy. :)

      @psalm , Definitely. Jeremy Lin transcends basketball.

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  23. Jason Friedman ‏@JasonCFriedman
    . @ChandlerParsons when asked about spending last night w/ @JLin7 (at charity event) "It was great. He's the best Valentine I've ever had"

    Is this a jab to Parsons' GF? Man, I can imagine the GF would be outraged unless she was standing next to Parsons.

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    1. It was a joke. No gf would ever be outraged by that comment unless it was mock outrage because she was playing along.

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    2. hahaha maybe she was there also?

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    3. idk MT, any GF would feel a little threatened with any bromance precedence like this or this (check out 2 other guys freaking out LOL)

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    4. I might not be outrage, but i ll definitely ask, what do you mean, am I not your best valentine ever? And waiting for a satisfied answer. ^_^. Even though it's a joke but I think any gf who heard that will wonder.

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    5. lydia, I've lived long enough to know that's true for 99% of women (1% is unconscious) :D

      I can guarantee those two guys in the pic will also wonder :D
      But I gotta applaud Parsons for being secure in his manhood and bromance-hood.

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    6. lol I just noticed only TD is not impressed in the pic. ("I've seen it before in NY")

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    7. In some of these pics, Parsons creap me out the same way Beiber does.

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    8. Hah, the more they play up the bromance, the more charming they are to ladies ... witness Landry :-)

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    9. @ Etane, you just jealous! haha...

      @ Joe, true! you have good observation!

      @psalm, unconscious, haha...btw, what you recommend the other day is hilarious. I also like to watch some of wongfuproduction and kevjumba's videos too!

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    10. Check out Lin's response to Parsons' comment on him being the best Valentine. :)

      Mark 2:13
      http://www.nba.com/rockets/video/2013/02/15/ZOOM0001MOV-2387098

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    11. Lydia: I am very envious in a way. Hypothetically, suppose I am rich and famous because I am good at singing or basketball, I'd probably be an azzhole and live a very unfulfilling life unlike Lin and Bieber are.

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    12. Joe: oh so Lin's objective is to form a boy band with all his bball buddies...

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    13. Where is TD btw? Didnt he go to the event?

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  25. Found some interesting stuff on Kevin McHale. McHale was the VP of Basketball Operations for the Timberwolves for 15 years but wasn't too successful. As a coach, he's not a good X and O coach either =>

    "McHale's first order of business has been to simplify the playbook. Wittman was a hands-on coach who liked to control the game. Not McHale. He has asked his players to pick up the tempo and, when they can't run, try to identify mismatches and exploit them every time down the floor. He said Al Jefferson attracts defenders "like bees to honey" and would like to see more of the half-court offense flow through him."

    "I do not think he wanted this job," Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen said.

    "But the Timberwolves are, unequivocally, McHale's mess: He drafted, acquired and signed each player on the roster, which is why owner Glen Taylor, after back-to-back blowout losses to the Nets and Clippers earlier this month, ended McHale's near 14-year run as team vice president and shipped him down to the sideline."

    "McHale hates travel. He doesn't like late nights or the beating it puts on his body. And he's not, at least according to Nuggets guard Anthony Carter, who played for McHale in 2005, "a very good X's and O's coach.""

    McHale keeps it simple in return to Timberwolves sideline

    "Because McHale will get the heck out of the way. He's a cheery sort, save for this column, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey will be allowed the opportunity to run his Rockets the way he sees fit without any confrontation. Neither party, in this instance, likes that sort of thing. Dwane Casey is the better coach, we know that, but Morey doesn't want any interference. McHale won't be flagged for interference."

    The Rockets hire Kevin McHale, as they should

    "How could a team filled with this much talent and depth have a fall from grace this devastating? This is a roster that doesn't necessarily have any holes. Do they have a solid starting lineup? Absolutely. Does their bench produce on a consistent basis? The Rockets' second unit is among the best in the entire Association. Is their a defensive presence in the middle? Both Marcus Camby and Samuel Dalembert possess a knack for altering shots. So, why did the Rockets miss the biggest stage in the realm of basketball? They weren't focused and became complacent thanks to coach McHale."

    Houston Rockets: Is It Time for Kevin McHale to Step Aside?

    Not A Fan Of Kevin McHale As Rockets Coach

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    1. McHell must do really well during interviews for his GM/coaching jobs.

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    2. I guess being a Celtic's all time great goes a long way.

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    3. Ralph Sampson is still trying to get an interview.

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  26. JLin making a differnce!! Inspiring others. Giving back. Forgiving to those who have not accepted him. Playing with passion. Man on a mission.

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  27. Uh-oh. Just saw @dmorey's tweet saying McHale should be coach of the year. My hope for him being gone next year just got crushed a bit. I'm dreading another year of his stupid rotations and offensive schemes.

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    1. From the excerpt I posted earlier, I strongly believe even if the Rockets missed the playoffs this season McHale will continue to be the coach. McHale has a four-year contract and the final year is a team option.

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    2. Daryl Morey ‏@dmorey
      McHale 4 Coach of Year: Rockets on 45 win pace&R least experienced team ever (~2000 min/plyr b4 season). Next 9 (~3000 min/plyr) win 30 gms
      10:43 a.m. - Feb 15, 2013

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    3. "One of the key factors in the Rockets' decision to hire Kevin McHale was his willingness to accept an assistant coach that the front office appointed."

      "Rockets owner Leslie Alexander and general manager Daryl Morey chose McHale over finalists Dwane Casey and Lawrence Frank after several conversations with McHale on Thursday, most about the structure of the coaching staff."

      McHale agrees to four-year deal to coach Rockets

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    4. The articles I've came across provides me with an inkling that Sampson is the one in charge of defense. Sampson, post collegiate career, was under the tutelage of Scott Skiles who has been a "notoriously hard-nosed defensive coach."

      Scott Skiles, Milwaukee Bucks agree to ‘part ways’ effective immediately

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    5. Poor Jeremy. He's being sandwiched by McHale and Sampson, on both offense and defense, that he's turning into fluff.

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    6. Disappointing. Morey is Republican. Maybe he thinks fire and brimstone is the best teaching method. As a libertarian, that's not what the research shows. :)

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  29. Howard Chen ‏@ho_chenCSN
    Jeremy Lin says his hand's still sore, but that won't hold him back for the skills competition. #NBAAllStar #RedNation
    10:30 a.m. - Feb 15

    JLIN [asked about the hand]: It's good, it's good. I haven't tried to dribble or do anything yet, but I'd probably do that during warm-up tomorrow and test it out, and see what it's like. But it's just a bruise. It's mostly about getting the swelling down, which it is gone now.

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  30. Stuart Scott ‏@StuartScott
    @JLin7 Had a good time at your fund raising event. Cool hangin w you & Ur boys. Our next gig??... TV commercial producers!
    9:28 p.m. - Feb 14, 2013

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  31. [Very brief appearance of JLin/Yao/Mutombo]

    About the JLin/Yao/Mutombo Commercial
    1:58 - JLin/Yao/Mutombo

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