Monday, May 13, 2013

Coming Home

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  1. I know we've gone over this before, but when Lin says he wants to go home to the Bay area, I'm assuming he's going to train with Doc Schepler and Sparta gym ... I get the sense that those guys are not the best athletic trainers around.

    If Jeremy wants to take his game to the next level, he needs to get NBA caliber training in the offseason. They might be fine for high school or college players, but this is the big leagues and the other players are hiring the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon and Doctor J. to help them improve.

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    1. Jeremy's slow knee recovery and misusage at the hands of McHale/Morey make his offseason training seem inadequate.

      The truth is, he looked plenty good and strong and fast in the second half whenever he was used properly. His 3pt jumper improved by leaps and bounds (40% in the final 81 games). His court vision improved immensely. His handles were more solid. His mid-range game is still there...Moreyball simply forbid it.

      Doc Schepler had a perfect breakdown of Jeremy's areas for improvement (e.g. adding a two-foot floater). He's plenty good enough and he actually BELIEVES in Jeremy. A lot of these "experts" would treat him like a second-class client.

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    2. Repost from previous thread.

      I'm not as concerned about his shooting because as zxcvb said, he's proven that his shooting was at the high level after the All-Star when he was healthy.

      It's the physical training to protect himself from injuries that has more urgency. I'm glad he put it as #1 priority. He can't make a difference deep in the playoff if he has lingering injuries throughout the season or not have some sort of martial arts training to protect himself during collision.

      Lin's Top 3 wishes in the off-season:

      1. Get healthy, whether it’s my chest or my knees or my back, just things that I’ve been dealing with throughout the season. Lingering injuries that I don’t wanna play through anymore. I want to get rid of them.
      And then the other two:

      2. becoming a better shooter all-around, whether it’s mid-range, threes, different types of shots,

      3. and then also becoming a much better defender - just becoming more explosive, becoming a better athlete, being able to fix little things that’ll help me become a better defender."


      I absolutely agree with health being Top 1 in priority. After being derailed in the playoff for 2 seasons, he needs to find a playing style and training regimen that will protect him lingering injuries. At times, I think his fearless play can put him in bad position to get freak injuries. I think he needs to protect himself against contact in safer mode.

      Perhaps Tim Grover (MJ trainer) can help to design special training for him. Or KHuang can provide reference to several martial arts teachers.

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    4. I don't think Jetemy meant that he needs to find a playing style that is safer. He just wants to recover from all the nagging injuries that he suffered they the season. It must've affected him the way more than we thought.

      I absolutely agree with 2, and Jeremy knows it. It's true Jeremy shot better as the season went on, but as we discussed in the last thread, he needs to get better, get more confident. IMO this is priority number 1 because this is the best way for him to contribute to this team next season. They don't need his playmaking as much as his scoring. If he can consistently make open shots, it will vastly open up his game. U will see.

      And defense.. Obviously he can get better at.

      He also needs to work on his conditioning. He was horrible on back to back games.. And this reds to change if he wants to be a consistent starter.

      He knows he needs to work his butt off as Beverly will be breathing down on his back. Really if Lin can score consistently, all this talk about bev starting will end.

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    5. I'm curious, what big name trainers have other NBA athletes (that aren't superstars) used?

      I think training with "no-name"/hometown trainers is the norm.

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    6. zxcvb,

      What makes you say those clients would treat him like a second client? Lin did work with Payton remember? He should the best help he can.

      I think Lin just wants to be around people he feels comfortable with.

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    7. A tiny observation: JLin sometimes has a tendency to wait until he is angered [then he brings it.] Perhaps he can find a way to access this mindspace without waiting for external cues. Consciously flip himself into an aggressive game state instead of waiting for some gestalt development on the court.

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    8. I think Jeremy enjoys working with people he is comfortable with, even if it's not really what some may perceive as the best trainer for him.he sounds quite comfortable working with Schepler. a good conditioning regimen would work too.maybe he can try biking around Bay Area this summer.I don't think he can bike from his apartment to Toyota Center and back.

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    9. @Isabelijane, very good points. Traffic around TOYOTA CTR is terrible. At least it was terrible every time I went there.

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    10. If it's traffic, he could always use a stationary bike...

      [He seemed to want to maximize his time by doing bball for cardio as well...perhaps this summer they'll design something diff for him.]

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    11. He should take up boxing or kick boxing to improve his cardio and footwork. It also helps upper body strenght, stamina, and quickness. Maybe he can work out with Pacquiao on his trip to the Philipines.

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    12. He should also learn Tai-Ji so he can push his opponents away without even moving his body or hands. LOL Huge plus when facing dirty or physical opponents (oh....day dreaming again)

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    13. Yah biking is very good for the knee. It's also very time consuming. I get about the same work out running 30 mins versus riding 3 hours.

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    14. "Maybe he can work out with Pacquiao on his trip to the Philipines."
      - Both fans of each other. [Pacquiao was supposed to meet JLin @ NYC Feb last year.] Maybe they can work something out. :)

      JLIN TRAINING WITH JFAN [TAIWAN]

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    15. I'm not sure if Pacquiao can spend some time training Jeremy, with his lawmaker job and training for upcoming fight. maybe Roach can do so. btw off topic, didn't Vince Carter took up boxing as part of his regimen? two years of boxing I think?

      @Brent - judging from his recent Day in a Life video, I think his apartment is quite far away from Toyota Center.

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    16. Jeremy's a whole lot smarter than the average NBA player. If he decides to work with Doc and Sparta...that's probably the right move. Big names aren't always the best way to go.

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    17. I hope it's not inertia. [True, he's very smart. I guess he'd probably know what's best for where he's at...]

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  2. There's growing "insider" buzz about Dwight Howard considering Houston.

    As I've said before, I would love a sign-and-trade that would send Asik & Lin to the Lakers. Houston clears salary to sign another perceived "superstar" and Asik and Lin would be perfect fits in LA. Nash is finally breaking down. Kobe won't be back till midseason (and who knows if he'll be remotely the same). Pau and Asik complement each other perfectly.

    Worst case scenario: Jeremy gets to be the Manu Ginobili of the Lakers next season. Not to mention a possible reunion with D'Antoni. He'd put up the stats he always has sans a ball-hog wing player and fulfill his potential.

    Okay...I'm getting ahead of myself. Don't know if Dwight will have the guts to leave LA for Houston.

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    1. The Rockets don't need to clear salary to sign Howard. They have plenty of cap space. They only have 1 big contract in a league where many teams have 3.

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    2. No, you misread my post. I'm saying they need to clear salary to sign ANOTHER superstar AFTER Howard. Also, Asik and Howard both play the same position (neither can move over to PF), so it make even more sense to package Omer and Jeremy for a "3rd star."

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  3. Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons - Count On Me
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4eCj-nX1Tk

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    1. Great job with video especially the picture selection! And I like the catchy song.

      Just the right friendship with some sprinkle of bromance. lol

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    2. Just a little of advice, there is no bromance, hell Parsons ain't even a real bro. All I see is a leech attaching itself with Lin to increase its own popularity using Lin's global influence and huge fanbase.

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    3. @Rikki, I feel the same way about Parsons.

      Also the Rox FO is encouraging the bromance so that Parsons can ride on Lin's popularity to increase his. And when the Rox finally have another superstar(seriously, Harden isn't a superstar imo), the big three is formed and Lin is sidelined to be a Mario Chalmers type of servicable PG. Who knows, by then we'll be seeing Parsons frequently jawing Lin on the court like how Bosh did to Chalmers.

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    4. oh please keep calm down a bit.

      Parsons said he knew Jeremy Lin after Jeremy was released by GSW and David Lee called Chandler Parsons to take care Jeremy. Jeremy Lin went to Houston in December 2011 Parsons is really a good friend for him. When Jeremy got waive to D-League and released from GSW it's so TOUGH for Jeremy but Chandler Parsons was the one who stayed with him and shared a lot of tough time to each other.

      Many time when Jeremy is on the bench Parsons is the one who pushed Kevin McHale way off and blame his Plans. He always protects Jeremy.

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    5. This jealousy of Parsons has to stop. Parsons is not piggybacking onto Jeremy's fame. He is letting his play do the talking.

      If Jeremy had half as much as confidence as parson's does in his shooting, he would be a much better player.

      Parsons had his own story of being overlooked. He is proving everyone by playing himself into a nice contract and u can't fault him for that. This hatred toward parsons and Beverly here is down right harassing. The only person who deserves hate is McHale (and perhaps Morey as well). Chill da eff out with this ludicrous theories.

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    6. Solidz, I'm not jealous of Parsons neither have i downplayed PB. I can have my own opinion of Parsons, so can u but i wouldn't ask you to stop seeing things your own way.

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    7. I indeed can provide reference to several martial arts teachers, psalm234.

      Probably the best available martial arts instructor for Lin is Lin's biggest broadcasting admirer: the Rockets' own CALVIN MURPHY.

      Murphy was one of the meanest and toughest guys in the league despite being only 5'8". He nearly pummelled a 6'8" power forward into unconsciousness in a 1970s game.

      I'd love Jeremy Lin to get into a Houston gym with Calvin Murphy and work together for about a week.

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    8. Agree with Solidz. I think half the battle is mental. MEM and Heat for the title.

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    9. Well I think that your notion that the Rox front office is "milking the Parson Lin bromance to elevate his popularity" is unfathomably ludicrous. If u are gonna say something like that publically, then be ready to hear criticisms about it.

      I have no problem people reacting to my post that way. We don't need to hold hands together and sing kumbaya with every opinion that rises from here.

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    10. LoL, i don't expect to hold hnds with any posters here with the exception of via and a few others.


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    11. I definitely like Parsons and Beverley.

      I definitely dislike Morey and McHale. They've killed and will kill Lin's confidence, whatever resilience that's left.

      The Rockets (the owner, specifically) acquired Lin as the starting PG. They have NOT USED Lin as the PG, nor even as a PG most of the time. Therefore they should trade Lin; maybe they will soon, while he's still barely young enough to develop faster.

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    12. One thing that I admire about Parsons is his work ethic and confidence in his ability. You can tell by how he plays to shoot with confidence and if it doesn't work, he slashes to the basket.

      Contrast that with Landry Fields who sometimes can disappear. Solidz is right that Parsons would be a good influence for Jeremy to play with confidence and fire all the time.

      Anyone who is comfortable with himself enough to do wink-wink bromance with his friend plus having a girlfriend has enough confidence in himself.

      Garcia also had kissed the back of Lin's head. Are we going to suspect him to be leech to gain popularity?

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    13. I remember when Lin signed with Houston, the person who came to show him around with parsons. Parson probably shares Lin's sense of being overlooked although obviously Lin has overcome much more.

      When parson doesn't pass Lin the ball or some times plays like he is a pg slashing to the rim, I don't blame parsons for that. That is strictly on coaching.

      The way this coaching staff has marginalized Lin's role on offense is down right criminal. It's not bev. It's not parsons. It's not harden. It's McHale and Morey. The former who doesn't really care about Lin's potential enough to cater the offense to Lin's playmaking abilities, a trait we all agree is his best attribute. And the latter who took Lin away out iof desperation with all the empty promises only to pull the rug out when the opportunity rose to get harden, who needs the ball to play. These two should be the object of ire of every Lin fan. Parson's I'd like to believe is in Lin's corner,but not at the expense of diminishing his game.

      So stop faulting parsons and bev for what they are trying to do like Jeremy is doing - and that is to prove to the world that they belong and blame these two buffoons who have stymied Lin's road to stardom.

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    14. Having confidence in his shooting definitely is a plus point of Parsons and i wouldn't take that away from him. My feeling about his friendship with Lin isn't genuine has nothing to do with his on court performance but only his demeanour.

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    15. Interesting quote from George Karl-

      "Not starting doesn't mean a thing. The guys who finish the game are the guys who are most important. They are the ones who coaches are going to cater the game to and structure the game around."

      When u see Lin starting and not finishing games, think about this..

      Also i recommend reading this article where i got this quote.. on Grantland titled, "Mis education of JR smith" a really fascinating article that contrast well with how Lin came up. Also talks about how he struggled with the coach who thought to marginalize his game.

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    16. I like PB and TD too. I feel their genuineness.

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    17. I'm confident that Parson's and Lin's friendship is sincere. Also, Lin's not the kind of guy who would nurture a fraudulent friendship. No need to make stuff up.

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    18. No vested interests to make up stuff. I have my opinion not to trust Parsons. I as a Lin fan want the best for Lin. Parsons imo isn't genuine.

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    19. We don't have to hold hands and sing kumbaya, we can sing "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky..." Just picturing it in my head, such a lovely scene!

      I know what Rikki and livyrlife are talking about. It's not you want to make stuff up or you want to think that way, it's your instinct and your feelings that tell you about it. And you know, you can't control these things.

      We can give them more time for this "friendship" to grow even more stronger. At least, Parson was the first to shout out to Lin, when he returned back to Rocket again, and I believe he definitely help makes Lin feels much better, getting familiar with Houston and the team again.


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    20. You have zero evidence for your opinions. Your speculation is completely unfounded. And to Lydia's point... I would hate to see a world where we judged others in such harsh ways based on our instincts.

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    21. I guess Lydia should just speak for Lydia then. Well, it's harsh or not, I don't know, but it's one of human's feature that sometimes just get it. And after all, it's some of those signs and actions that you perceive that give you that feelings. Everybody see n perceive things differently, so can't say there's zero evidence or whatsoever though...It's opinion after all. No wrong or right. It's either you agree or disagree.

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    22. Perhaps we're operating on a diff set of standards here...We can agree to disagree. ^^

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    23. I agree with Rikki M. Lin stop latching onto the whitest white guy on every team man. I should have seen this as a big indicator of a lack of self confidence and demise from linsanity. Parsons thinks you're a joke, created the racist pregame routine and is ultimately looking out for himself (which is smart on his part). A LOT of Asian guys lack self confidence, this bromance stuff and the guy that believes Tyler Hansborough is a god are all obvious tells.

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    24. Solidz and his bikini had summoned @grade7 butt contusion out of the Abyss...

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    25. No, there actually is zero evidence. If I think Asians are idiots because my instinct tells me that, that's not evidence... that's my emotions.

      And by the way, I see this opinion as really insulting to Jeremy Lin. To have this opinion you then have to subscribe to the believe that Jeremy is clueless.

      Ridiculous.

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    26. Lin grade 7, what white guy did Lin latch onto in his previous teams? You sound racist, seriously.

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    27. Nah.....he is just having level 7 butt and brain contusions. Not a racist at all, do not insult racist please.

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    28. Notice, I mention everybody perceive differently from signs and actions...
      I'll say this again. For you, it's zero evidence, for others, they can take it as evidence, because that's how they perceive it. I just take into account of views from others. Of course, I'll admit it can be irrational and wrong sometimes{and vice versa}judging base on that.

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  4. I'd say 2 years with the lakers as sixth man to improve under D'antoni and steve nash. Then back in the bay area with Lee and Steph curry....

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    1. idk, I like what D'Antoni did for Jeremy's career, but I wish Jeremy would play for another coach this time. someone like George Karl, Frank Vogel, or Lionel Hollins.

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    2. Just the time to get a ring isabel ... Then it would be good to go back in bay area with Mark Jackson

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    3. No. Please just no, thank you.

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    1. fangirling moment: pics are cute, but not much fun for me. I can't see the HUNDREDS OF MOLES spread all over his face and neck from those pics.that's my favorite feature of him - HIS.MOLES.I will probably cry if I won't be able to see his moles anymore.played the video several times because of full view of his moles.


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    2. oh yeah via. thank you so much for making my day more... interesting. any interview of his showing his twin moles near his right ear or showing his neck full of moles is enough to make me grin like crazy. Dots (my personal nickname for him). the moles on the neck... are challenging though lol

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    3. Isabeli, why you want to concentrate on his moles? you know the first thing you should notice should be his lips, right? Don't you think they are sexy? Don't you want to kiss them? I know I do.

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    4. Here,Via, my song to you
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_7iRVtxui8
      "I can't stop loving you".

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    5. @Lydia - here's my ranking of my favorite Jeremy parts:

      1. MOLES
      2. Back
      3. Hands
      4. LIPS & Eyes
      5. Ears

      I find his moles quite interesting and tempting.I have no exact idea why but they just do. they make me want to play connect the dots from his face down to his neck.I won't miss the lips though, he has some moles near his lips lol.

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    6. Stop Isabeli.Stop. Stop triggering me to picture these scene...not right, not right...^o^

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    7. And I thought I was perverted. I got nothing on u too.

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    8. Oops...I sincerely Sorry for starting all this sensatory talk here.=p

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    9. @Lydia - I love Dots' moles.... I wonder what picture I will form when I play "connect Jeremy's dots" lol...

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    10. Dots is my personal nickname for Jeremy

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  6. Somewhat off topic, but my suggestion to the site owner is to implement a better commenting system this offseason. Every thread is going well past 200 posts, and it's unmanageable with the "Load More" button.

    And I don't mean the old-fashioned phpBB or vBulletin style forums that are used by 90% of internet forums, including realgm, clutchfans, etc. Those are even worse user experiences. They typically only display 10-20 posts per page, so even more clicks.

    What I suggest is to implement a modern commenting/threading system that includes voting (thumbs up/down). Good examples are Reddit, chron.com, sfgate.com. You can check out Disqus, which is used by CNN and supposedly free and works with Blogger. The voting will help raise the quality posts, and put the trolling posts at the bottom. This would help differentiate this website from all the other internet forums.

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    1. Interesting idea. :)

      Caveat: This is a fan site.
      Popular posts does not necessarily = quality posts.
      Unpopular opinions [SOME of which might be pertinent but perceived to be harsh] will be drowned out in the bottom.

      It's uncharacteristic for a thread to get to 600+ posts anyhow. [JLinfan#1 must have been busy.] :)
      As long as you can limit the posts to 200 or so, it's not so bad.

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    2. Setting all this up and then moderating it is all very time consuming.

      Perhaps you can contact JLinfan#1 directly (using is contact email) and offer to help out?

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    3. Of course as this is a fan site, it's also perfectly acceptable that posts be skewed towards a certain viewpoint, I suppose.

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    5. Just turning off the load button would be a huge improvement. I'd rather load everything than have to press that button so many times. The posts are all text, no images, so it makes little difference in loading time.

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    6. I guess via and I did something that makes everyone kept "load more"....

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    7. [shhh, let's blame psalm for encouraging us.]

      Hey that's 5 days worth of links, comments and "heated discussions" though... :)

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    8. If no personal attacks were fired at people, most threads would be under 200.

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    9. And all those discussions about christian.....sigh...

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    10. Don't summon Tigerous, lol.
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      Christianity is, after all, a part of JLin/ Linsanity though..

      We'll get by. :)

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    11. via, for the post counts sake only. :P

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    12. hey hey, via .. let's not shift the blame here on the 1000 posts :D (*cough* Brent) I never said go for it, only for 500

      oh yeah, I can definitely do without discussions on Christianity trolling or JLin needing sexual liberation while his faith played a positive role to sustain him in his career.

      But I couldn't just stand on sideline with derogatory trolling comments. Even for good discussion with Etane, I'd like to shift that to my blog so it doesn't hijack the space here. I don't feel it's fair for everyone else here. I apologize for that again.

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    13. oh yeah, until we get new format, perhaps JLinFan#1 can change the blogger setting to allow for more characters before "Load More" appears.

      Of course, then we could hit 800-1000 posts regularly then JLinFan#1 is back to square 0.

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    14. Yes. It's all Brent and Via and Psalm and Etane and Solidz's fault. I totally have nothing to do with this, I believe. Usually, it's under 300 comments.

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    15. Lydia, you won't get away this easy....*evil smile*

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    16. It's via's fault. She has to always post these useful links we would've never found otherwise, esp the swimsuit photos of gsw cheerleaders.. Now that's what I'm talking about.

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    17. Yeah, useful links like those gsw cheerleaders...[I don't want to know...]

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    18. Can I get link to Houston Rox cheerleaders via?

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    19. Not that u've done this part, the next logical step would be to show pics of u and Lydia in bikinis. Let's do this.

      In return I will ask Jlinfan#1 to promote it as the "girls of Jeremylin.net" and have a permanant link on the front page to attracti new posters. Woo Hoo!

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    20. You know damn well the front page link is reserved for YOUR bikini pics, smh.
      [@HARDENSIDE and @7grade butt contusion are waiting...]

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    21. I m afraid it's not going to attract more posters but scare them away if I post, better not do it. Hahaha...but I look forward for what via said though. Hahaha!

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    22. Come on, Via . U guys really want to attract more female posters to this site?

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    23. Ok I can't vouch for the mental health of those females who would be, but hey, JLinfan#1'll take it. =P

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    24. Come on Via. A pic of me in a speedo?! Fuggehduhbout it. It's game over!

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    25. Before the entire board come down on me for entertaining the equivalent of the Apocalypse-- Hey, I thought it was a bikini?!

      [Yeah yeah, no one gets your speedo pics for free...] =P
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      [I hope this convo is not offending our Christian friends haha...it's the offseason, I ask for your patience.] =P

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    27. most of the rockets girls' favorite is chandler parsons... then a few with james harden, and a co-captain said jeremy lin is her favorite. one liked greg smith.

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    29. oh, to explain: I posted @andrew's cheerleader co-captain up there to save you gentlemen the tedious work of going through pages of annoying pics.

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    30. For a sec there, I thought u actually posted a pic of urself in bikini and then had second thoughts and erased the posts.. At least that what it looks like. haha.

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    31. What bikini?
      =P

      [smh...I'm going to get banned along with Solidz...]

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    1. That shows me how easily any player in the NBA can get exposed to their tendencies and weakness.

      It's hard to become a Star or an All-Star player in the NBA. You can't rely on your talent and skills. You need the whole team and coaching staff to support you and create the offensive system that will help you beat opponent defensive schemes to be able to succeed.

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  8. [So JLin's prolly headed home...]

    Cxxxx Kxxxxxxx ‏@Cxxxxxxxx
    Just shook Jeremy Lin's hand at the JFK airport
    6:26 AM - 14 May 13

    May12 NYC
    Table with J. Lin and Momofuku founder Dave Chang (@ PH-D at Dream Downtown w/ 10 others)
    http://4sq.com/10P3u50

    Jeremy Lin and Dave Chang rolling thru what's gooddddd (at @AvenueNy w/ 12 others)
    http://4sq.com/11uLDIh

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    2. only 5 months to go! one only has to look to the offseason improvement lin made from gsw to nyk to gauge how much better he will be next season :)

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  9. The only priority I see Lin needing to work on is the same priority I wrote about in January 2012: mastering the spin dribble half pivot.

    Everybody here knows that Lin can spin dribble. He roasted Derek Fisher in February 2012, and Jrue Holiday and Damian Lillard fell victim too.

    What I'd like to see is Lin using his body and off hand to shield the ball as he's dribbling. Also, I'd like Lin to be able to reverse direction against traps especially if teammates are not making their cuts. And all of us here believe that Lin could be a post up guard using his superior size and weight to batter opponents inside.

    As much as I like Lin, I myself can get frustrated when Lin plows into a trap headfirst and either forces a bad shot or throws the ball away to nobody because he can't reverse his momentum. I would prefer that Lin be able to gracefully reverse his direction with a simple spin dribble and dribble away from the trap. Keep in mind that this kind of skill often takes a few seasons for even NBA stars to learn.

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    1. My main priority for Lin: mid-range pull-up jumper. Lin could add 5 ppg to his scoring average.

      Right now his main role on offense is to take the open 3 pointer when the ball rotates to him off another player's iso. I happen to think that his role - and the Rockets offense with it - will change when the Rockets get a guy who can actually score consistently in the low post. But assuming no major changes, instead of taking a low percentage 3 point shot, he should use his quick first step, speed, dribbling ability, height etc. to penetrate when the ball comes out to him, and when someone steps up to stop the penetration, he can nail the jumper in their face. And when they start defending the pull-up jumper, he can blow right past them to get into the lane. Not saying to never take the 3 point shot, because you have to keep the defenders honest. But if he could exchange a 3 point shot that he makes 40%-45% of the time for a pull-up jumper that he makes 70% of the time, that would be a more efficient offensive player. Plus, a missed 3 pointer often results in a long rebound that can lead to a transition opportunity for the other team. A missed pull-up jumper going towards the basket would give Lin a better chance to follow his own shot, get his own rebound and putback, or give Asik a chance to crash the boards.

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    2. That assume Rox do get a low-post guy. I don think the perimeter game will change much. It will just transform their drive and kick game to mix of drive and kick and low post inside-out. In the end, PG, SG and SF on the team still need to knock down those open 3s.......The only difference is their offense will be more diversified (don have to do drive and kick or ISO every time).

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    3. To KHuang's point, I think he is already pretty good at it, he just did not chose to do it for some reason. Maybe he just rely on his 1st step too much.

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    4. I should also add that a better spin half pivot would allow Lin to elevate for leaning midrange jump shots and one handed floaters going either right or left.

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    5. I'm not a big fan of that stop and half pivot move, it works on rookies and smaller guards, but it won't work on a veteran defender or shotblocking big man.
      If Jeremy is going to do something like that during a game, he should pump fake the shot, then lean in for an up and under. If he misses the scoop shot, at least he can draw some body contact and maybe get FT's.

      Also, he needs to work on his floaters and shots near the basket ... too often he tries to finesse the ball into the rim without using glass. When you're running full speed at point blank range, it's better to bank the shot in off glass. It has a higher percentage of going in.

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    6. It's NOT a stop move, ABC baller.

      Jeremy Lin would do that while keeping the dribble alive.

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    7. Unknown - I love the pullup jumper as you can see GSW use it to keep the game in reach when they are down. Seems like Rox banned it first half of season and let it be used 2nd half. Not sure with full training camp and new personnel this fall now the offense will form, but I'm a big fan of the midrange as it keeps the shooting hot when the defense tightens up against 3's and paint.

      ABC on the glass, wasn't Curry's left-handed glass last game nice? His little left hand wiggle was nice to see knowing how much his ankle was injured. We need to see Lin back to that kind of 3-eyeglasses or Bruce Lee bow with team mate after a big alley oop. Not enough of that this season. He was clouded with team problems all season, so we didn't see as much joy.

      That's what I'd like to see next season - more joy all around from Lin to teammates to us.

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    8. Lin needs to spend the off season with Greg Smith and Terrence Jones doing nothing but pick and roll all summer long.

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  10. I would like to see more Lin-Asik pick and pop plays, we've seen that Omer Asik can hit the midrange jumper in half court sets, when he shoots in rhythm.
    When Omer is not looking to roll to the basket, he can set better stationary picks that get Jeremy more open in the paint.

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    1. For a 58% FT shooter, I wonder this will be effective or not. For only few possessions, it might be ok.

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  11. It feels really good not having to load more, many thanks to JLinFan#1

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    1. ah, now you're trying to be on the good side of JLinFan#1 :D

      but yes, my poor fingers thank him very much!

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    2. I only have good sides lol, via will shake her head again :P

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    3. Evil Brent! It's mostly your fault and you now act like a good citizen here!

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    4. Nonono, it was psalm234's encouragements and hater's doing. lol

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    5. via, thanks for the compliment....lol

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    6. It's official. So bad...


      smh.

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  12. I'm catching up on exit interviews and I thought Mchale's comments on a some players' minutes were interesting. I know there have been games where Lin was the hot hand but didn't get to stay in the game and was subbed out when he normally got subbed out. Is it a conditioning issue with him? Lin and Asik were subbed out more than any of the starting 5. Lin with his normal, middle to end of 1st rest and middle to end of 3rd qtr rest.

    http://www.csnhouston.com/video_content_type/season-review-look-back-mchale

    I also caught up on Lin's 8 min exit interview. Anyone know why his meeting went so long?

    I'm also curious to see what the offense is going to look like next season. Will they implement any set plays?

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    1. Well at least we know it's not the NBA level athleticism and size that is screwing up Lin on his left handed layups....looks like it was more about lack of right foot takeoff power more than anything on that particular play...

      I expect big things from Lin within the role he's given as I think he'll become a lot better these next few summers.

      Not sure he should be running with HS players but hey to each his own!


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    2. Wow you are pretty observant. Didn't see him miss that second layup with his left hand. How embarrassing.

      Not sure if one summer will allow him to get comfortable enough to go with his left when he hasn't been doing it all his life.

      I am actually excited to see how he improves over the summer. Could he turn himself into a consistent, confident spot up shooter?

      Just hope he doesn't pull off a Landry fields.

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    3. Lin will become a lot better, but probably not till he hits 27-28 yrs old will we really see it come together again like during Linsanity (unless he miraculously lands on another team this summer as the main offensive guard option).

      He is now training how most NBA players were training in High School. Seriously, he had to hit the books and study and do academic and extracurricular school stuff that sucked up too much of his time. NBA prospects at age 13-14 are already preparing for the NBA like a full time job with high level trainers. Lin really only got that after he left college.

      I believe with basketball being a full time job for him now and with real trainers working him over now, you will see Lin's skill set and abilities skyrocket over the next few years.

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    4. Nobody ever mentions this but since Asians generally live longer and sexually mature later than Blacks or Whites, wouldn't it be fair to consider Jeremy a couple of years younger than 24 when comparing him other players? I swear when I was in sixth grade I had a classmate who grew a full beard like Harden.

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    5. Yeah I agree with Phil. I also believe that Lin will achieve his sexual maturity in about 3 years. Good news, Lydia!

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    6. Thanks for inform me that.
      {yea, right. o_o}

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    7. But joking aside, it must be difficult being so self-disciplined. [What with women throwing themselves at him all the time.] :)

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    8. Yeah. I know what he goes thru. It is hard indeed.

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    9. I wonder how Solidz knows。 oh, wait, He talks to Jeremy day in and day out...

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    10. I'm getting annoyed with Dots' Harvard tank top.... it's too loose on him that his chest is actually falling out!

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    11. The Jesuit High School basketball team played against some stellar competition on its way to the Class 5A state title this season, but nothing like they faced Tuesday afternoon at the Tiger Palace - Jeremy Lin, point guard for the Houston Rockets.

      Jesuit alumnus Nick Plasencia '06, a friend of Lin's from when they attended Harvard from 2006-10, helped arrange a pickup game at Jesuit in which several seniors from the Tigers' state championship team participated.

      more photos:

      http://www.jesuittampa.org/news-and-calendar/announcements.aspx?feedid=971

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    1. Lin's dribbling drills aren't difficult enough...his handle would really improve with some more advanced 2 ball and even 3 ball drills. I'm sure he does some hard stuff in private training sessions...

      Also Lin's handle is serviceable enough as it is...he isn't a showman with the ball, not his game so it's probably a waste of time to hone his dribbling too much further.

      Improved shooting will make the most tremendous difference for him. Perfect the shot, then perfect some go to moves to get off pet shots in pet spots on the floor...that's what the best players do in the NBA.

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  15. BBALLBREAKDOWN's coach Nick just said Rox should move Lin away for PB because PB is a better player down the stretch. One more doubter added....lol

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    1. Who da eff is coach nick and why should we care about what he says?

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    2. He did the break down for many games on youtube. I think it is worth watching.

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    3. I realized "eff" is solidz's favorite word.

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    4. Don't know. So many wanna be YouTube bloggers out there. So freakig rampant. Even if he had said Jeremy was awesome, wouldn't care. I don't know what thia dude's credentials are but the fact that he's making such knee jerk comments after one season makes him no better than all of these sensationalistic media pundits out there. It's one thing for fans to go crazy, but a dude who considers himself a "coach" says these presumptive statements has already lost credibility in my eyes.

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    5. No effing way lydia.. that' a ur favorite.

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    6. ANything short of LInsanity this season and people were ready to tear him to shreds.

      I give Lin a B overall for how he performed. He could have done better but he did fight very hard to keep his role in tact the best he could. He showed many flashes of brilliance for every time he looked like SAS's "marginal" scrub bench warmer.

      Getting hurt in the playoffs and running a week later against HS kids in open gym while missing wide open left hand layups against 17 yr olds is a bad look though...Even if he's just taking a 1-2 week break before hard training he'd be better off doing some non-contact drills or resting completely

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    7. I give Lin a solid C like how he rated himself. But good thing is he has shown me enough for me to believe where his potential is.. To be able to see those moments despite being marginalized the way he was this year was truly gratifying.

      I just think he needs to be a better shooter. The games where he excelled he was just making his shots confidently. I think if he gets that confidence back and not worry too much about what McHale is forcing him to do or pleasing his teammates, he will be great. But can't discount the role the coaching staff played in tearing away his confidence. Dicks.

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    8. At the first glance, I thought you gave him a Solid z. lol

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    9. I have no effing idea what the post at May 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm is saying.

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    10. Brent, lol.. That's as funny as that poster from yesterday who posted that Nate Robinson should keep "growing".. Ouch..

      Yes Lin gets a z for zeffort.

      Lydia.. See? u love that word..

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    11. Coach Nick had a breakdown in his bball wisdom...which there isn't any.

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    12. Coach Nick thinks that Pau Gasol isn't a good player.

      Since that's the case, it's hard to take Coach Nick's praise or criticism of Lin seriously.

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    13. Coach Nick made a whole video entitled, "Why Jeremy Lin Can Be the Next Steve Nash."

      He judges based on what he sees in a given game, and a misused and injured Lin didn't impress him. I can understand that -- with Harden Hero Ball you don't need Jeremy...Beverley seems adequate in that system.

      Also, he reiterated his support of Lin during a recent postgame ("People want Beverly, but I don't know...I still like Lin"). And he also said that Beverley didn't look any good to him until the playoffs.

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    14. Like I said I couldn't care less what this fool has to say. If he vacillates that much, that's another knock on him.

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    15. That's like saying Jody Meeks is better for the Lakers than Pau Gasol when they are both playing as spot up shooters. When their role is limited to giving the ball to Harden, standing in the corner and shooting 3's ... every guard in the NBA and D-League can do that for minimal salary.

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    16. I think his breakdown was OK, just ignore how he values players.

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    17. coach Nick's first Jeremy Lin video was in 2010 after summer league.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr8NsjbLQnY

      He break down three players, DeMar DeRozan, Matt Bouldin, and Jeremy Lin. When I saw it last year, his conclusion was that DeRozan would definitely have impact, Bouldin should be in a NBA team, and Jeremy Lin could be in D-league or play oversea. Interestingly, if you check it now, he actually re-edited it, and saying Jeremy Lin was in Golden State, and deleted his over sea player comment. I guess he lost credit with me for sure.

      But, his analysis still worth looking, he just change his opinion all the time, so just take it as a reference, but don't count on it. As Brent said, ignore how he values players, but breakdown games was okay.

      BTW, if you listened to this video towards the end, he already changed his tone and saying Beverley might not take over Lin's starter position yet.....

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    18. And people say I'm bipolar..

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  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqH6Ve9G5oY

    Dec. 17 against the Knicks. Man, what a good game. That was supposed to be his turning point. It was nice to watch and hear those announcers too.

    I got the feeling that McHale let Lin play more of his style for that game? He seemed to be more "the point guard" that game.

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    1. Great game. :)

      We thought things would change with McHale and JLin after that game. [Morey was there too.] But no. :/

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  17. Man, the Knicks could sure use a playmaker right now.


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    1. They got Felton, a much better version of Lin.... LOL

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    2. Ron Artest is flooding my Twitter with "Brian Shaw is bringing triangle concepts in Pacers offense"

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    3. Pablo S. Torre @PabloTorre
      Over the last 178 minutes of playoff basketball, Jason Kidd has the same number of points that I do. (I am not a basketball player.)
      6:52 PM - 14 May 13

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    4. Rob Perez ‏@World_Wide_Wob
      NYK Owner James Dolan was so bored, he fell asleep during the Pacers vs Knicks game:
      http://pic.twitter.com/m2CDLOymlM
      8:02 PM - 14 May 13

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    5. Did JR Smith Miss? ‏@DidJRSmithMiss
      Recap: yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, no, yes, yes, no, yes, yes, no, no, yes, no, yes, no.

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  18. where is Jlinfan#1's season recap of Lin? really want to read something positive about Jeremy here.

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    2. You're starting again...[call psalm.] =P

      Tonight though: As Curry goes, the Warriors go...

      ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo
      Harrison Barnes is 1st player in NBA history to score 25 Pts in consecutive playoff games after never scoring 25 in any career game. (Elias)
      8:49 PM - 14 May 13

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  20. Most Tattooed NBA Teams
    HOUSTON ROCKETS 60%

    They forgot to count THIS, lol.
    [Yeah, GSW.]

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    1. Hey via, i accidentally pressed on your name and your profile pic came up. Your hot!

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    2. ok I somewhat resemble her, and her style [w/c is why the icon -> use for a diff forum] but that's not me.

      [Also, would like those boots.] =P

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    3. Do we have a love connection here?

      Jeremylin.net.. A place u can talk about Lin and also pick up hot Asian chicks...

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    4. Hey don't put ideas into JLinfan#1's head... =P

      [Hi JLinfan#1, just kidding...]

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  21. Glad to see the Knicks struggling for obvious reasons.

    It is my hope by the the end if next season that the Knicks regret letting an all star caliber pg go for nothing.

    Better late than never....

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