Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Q & A and Asia Trip

Forgive me for being slow on these. I'm a little sidetracked here on vaca in Hawaii.

Q and A with Friedman

Taiwan Visit

459 comments:

  1. http://sports.yahoo.com/video/2012-13-rockets-top-10-131152376.html

    2012-2013 Rockets Top 10 plays

    via, can you hyperlink this for me? hehe :>

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    1. via is probably asleep, chan c.

      Let me help her:
      2012-2013 Rockets Top 10 plays

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    2. hi chan c, have you seen THESE? ^^

      [thx psalm!] :)

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    3. Thanks ,psalm! :)

      That was cool, via! Thanks a heap! (it's my eldest who's into Jordans ,so we'll probably have something to negotiate again..hehe...)

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    4. sure, via and chan c. always glad to help :}

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  2. Jeremy Lin - Rocker Step Basketball Move
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOHG6izHO7I

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  3. Glad to hear things are going according to plan, and not letting uncertainties about changing teammates distract him from improving on his weaknesses.

    And it does sound like he has come to better terms with his popularity. From the beginnign he has recognised it as a double edged sword. There is the distraction, but there is also the opportunity to influence.

    Just glad that amidst his rigorous summer training schedule he has left some time for his fans!

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  4. Now I understand why he leave the training in LA.
    He knows that at any time can be trade
    Lin can play more 2 seasons for Houston but he is no longer a Rockets
    This season will be Lin versus McHale

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  5. While many are just excited on his Asian trip , expect the tirades to come...

    more like - He should be training to death... or He should be practicing his 3's .... or He should be worrying about whether he will still be the starting PG... blah blah blah

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    1. LOL, just look two post down.....

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    2. What a preemptive attack! chan c is a prophet :}

      Rose is just showing concern below but others will overreact and write long essays on how Lin should lock himself in the gym 24hrs/day :D

      Good to note that many NBA players go to Asia (Howard to go to China, Harden just back from Phillipines, Harrison Barnes). It's just part of their responsibility to their sponsors and build their brand with Asia fans.

      so chillax, people :D
      Grab a ball and play in the backyard instead.

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  6. For fun, this is Nash's answer to Zach Lowe posing the same question about PnR. Not much different, but Lin's response is much more detailed.

    Zach Lowe: "Here’s a question I love asking point guards: When you run a pick-and-roll and you look over the defense, who concerns you most: your one-on-one defender, the big guy defending your screener, or the other three defenders behind the play?"

    Nash: "It’s actually the big man defending the screener for me. Some point guards are better defensively than others, but even a really good point guard defender can get crushed on pick-and-rolls. That big man defending with them has to be engaged. He has to be mobile. The biggest thing for a big guy guarding pick-and-rolls is to be early — to do your work early, and then your job is easier. That’s the biggest quality."

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    1. Great minds think alike. And it was great hearing Jeremy "talk shop."

      His comments on posture were interesting as well. Didn't seem to hurt him much before, but maybe a less hunched stance will help him slip through screen more easily (and be better for his back/joints).

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  7. I hope Lin does keep training while in China. It is imortant for his career to make these trips , but training hard is necessary as well. I am sure he knows this and is prepared to do his best to work on his skills.

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    1. no worries, Rose :D

      We know from last year that he trains 4-6 hrs/day during his Asia trip.

      If anything, positive support from his Asia fans and giving back to teach kids in BBall camp will spur him to bring his best next season!

      Besides, I'm expecting a Snoopy sequel :p

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    2. I am sure you are right, psalm. Are you in Asia? Will you be lucky enough to see Jeremy while he is on tour? :)

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    3. No, I live in AZ just like KHuang does. So we all just have to watch the festivities on Youtube and rely on our fellow fans in Asia to kindly give the reports :p

      Isabelijane, u got the tickets in the Phillipines?

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    4. Y don't u and khuang meet up? U scared?? Actually, I would be too..

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    5. haha, we were going to during games but opted to wait for you and Etane to have a cup of tea :} That would be epic.

      I'm sure we can sell the pics for some serious money to others here!

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    6. Actually it was khuang who was scared. I recall psalm asking khuang to meet up but khuang refused even though they went to the same game.

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    7. now why would people pay money to see solidz and i having a cup of tea? oh wait you mean sharing the same cup?

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    8. Hey Etane, yoi've openly talked about meeting Solidz75 and others in airport bathroom stalls to do stuff to each other.

      You and Solidz75 could enjoy each other.

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    9. psalm234, we'll indeed see each other at games at some point this season.

      Etane LYING AGAIN about me missing you at the games is typical troll BS. No wonder eb5attorney and I and several others call him "Butane Etane".

      As for Solidz75, dumb juvenile delinquents like him are why people admonish youngsters to "don't do drugs".

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    10. missing each other at games? you expressly refused psalm's invitation to meet up. what are you scared of?

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    11. Etane, this is another one of yor racist troll schemes.

      psalm234 is one of our nicest Asian Americans here. There's no need fpr anybody to be scared of him, contrary to what you're saying.

      You REALLY hate the Asians here, Etane.

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    12. this is exactly why people would pay good money to watch a good Odd-Couple fight over a cup of tea!

      "Can you pass the cup?" "What, you don't think I can pass, I'm no gunner like u!" "You hate this Asian tea, don't you? You always do" "Arghh, that cup of tea will be traded soon!"

      jk :} KHuang, let's get together during half-time in the next game to get some of those overpriced hot dogs. You can safely tell me juicy bits on Etane and Solidz if you'd like.

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    13. Sounds good, psalm234.

      This season, I will force myself to go to more Suns games. Perhaps we can meet up at a nonRockets game.

      psalm234, what do you think of the upcoming season for the Suns? I think that they're going to be SCARY BAD.

      Last season I accurately predicted that Kendall Marshall would be an utter bust. While Kendall Marshall looked like an All Star as he thoroughly outplayed Patrick Beverley and James Harden, he got absolutely ROASTED by Jeremy Lin when they were matched up.

      Michael Beasley was recently busted for marijuana possession, so I don't think he'll be a Sun anymore. I had this wild notion that the Suns would trade Beasley's contract for Lin, but then I remembered that the Suns don't make smart moves like that. Beasley was largely a nonfactor for the Suns, a leftover from the ill fated Lance Blanks era.

      From what I've seen of Alex Len, I'm not impressed thus far. He is hobbled by injuries, and I'm not seeing true basketball instincts from him. I'm not as utterly dismissive of Len as I was of Kendall Marshall last season, but I don't see Len becoming a rotation contributor this season.

      Eric Bledsoe is supposed to be the next Kevin Johnson. I, and many others here, are not high on Bledsoe's game. I'm not seeing the court vision or gamesmanship that a much more proven guy like Lin has. I don't think Bledsoe is going to have the All World impact the Suns tout him as having, plus the Suns had to give up their glue guy in Jared Dudley to get him. Dudley WILL be missed, though not by Chandler Parsons and especially James Harden who were DESTROYED by Dudley last year.

      I wish Lin were playing for the Suns. He could turn the Suns around singlehandedly. If there's a team that desperately needs Lin's skills, it's Phoenix.

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    14. Forget the sun's games. Please watch more of Lin's games before u comment. And I don't mean highlights or written play by play.

      And psalm, when u guys meet up u need to post some pics. I want to see what a sexy mofo this character is. Ladies just can't resist that Pillsbury Doughboy charm. Right Via?!

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    15. hey! keep me out of your weird 4some..."tea-drinking."
      =P

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    16. hey khuang, pslam just invited your ass to meet up at half time. why do you say maybe lets meet up at a non-rockets game? why at a non-rockets game? why can't you go meet psalm at a rockets game? why do you always disappear when the rockets are playing?

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    17. so, khuang, why don't you just accept psalm's invitation to meet up at a rocket's game?

      why do you spend so much energy trying to change the topic?

      psalm has repeatedly invited you on several occasions where you guys went to the same game. why not just meet up when you guys were already at the same place?

      and, why did you say that you don't want to meet up at a rockets game but its ok to meet up at a non-rockets game?

      c'mon khuang stop evading the questions.

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    19. whoa, things escalated quickly :D

      No hot dogs then, let's get some noodles, KHuang. And Etane, if you're not coming, you can't chime in on the menu.

      And no pics for you Solidz. You and Etane just have to make the meeting in person. I want to ask KHuang what he really thinks of you and Etane beneath all the usual shticks :] And I wish via could grace us with her presence. I'll introduce you to the whole family.

      KHuang, I don't know enough about the new Suns. And I'm not sure I want to spend money to watch the rebuilding Suns if the Rockets is not visiting. Do they really expect Dragic and Bledsoe to play at the same time? The GM might trade Kendall Marshall away soon. I'm somewhat curious about how Jeff Hornacek will do as a coach.

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    20. psalm234, don't listen to the two closet gays in Etane and Solidz75 who're LYING about you and I being gay and using hot dogs for sexual purposes.

      We can eat whatever we want at the concessions stands, though the lines are always very long. Do they even serve noodles at halftime?

      Besides, there's always the Ranch99 Market at the Chinese Cultural Center. Szechuan Palace over there serves very good food. The hostess is Taiwanese, and we speak Taiwanese to each other. The real gem is that little Hong Kong restaurant right inside Ranch99. Their "neuro mien" or "goo bah mee" (Taiwanese for "beef noodles") is my favorite!

      Back to the Suns:

      I don't mind spending money on the Suns even of they're rebuilding.

      Sometimes one can get excellent seats for cheap when the Suns are bad or are playing a bad team. Besides, I love watching professional basketball even if the team isn't that good.

      Dragic and Bledsoe can play at the same time. Dragic will be the point guard on offense and guard the shooting guard on defense. Bledsoe is probably not a PG setup man, but he can play a mini Westbrook role as a small penetrating rim attacking guard. The way the Suns are (de)constructed, they might as well throw Dragic and Bledsoe together because nobody else on the team can create his own shot.

      Kendall Marshall is being shopped. He's just not NBA material. I accurately predicted him being an utter bust last summer, and I wrote that drafting him would set the Suns back for years. Marshall's simply not athletic enough to play in the NBA unless he's facing D league talent like Patrick Beverley.

      Jeff Hornacek. I know nothing about him as a coach. I don't think any coach can get these Suns to win games consistently.

      I feel bad for ex coach Lindsey Hunter. I thought he did a good job with the personnel last season. The Suns were organized, crisp, and professional with Hunter in charge. I hope Hunter gets another shot at being a NBA head coach one day.

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    21. Notice how khuang tries to manipulate Psalm into thinking that Etane was trying to insult him as well.



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    22. you frenemies are part of the biggest bromance of all. you can't bear being separated from each other.

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    23. so, khuang, why is it that you won't meet psalm at a rockets game but only at a non-rockets game?

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    24. Well Occupati0, I'll look forward to meeting psalm234 at Rockets games and hopefully even nonRockets games.

      Don't encourage Etane and Solidz75 about being separated from me, though. They've got more than mancrushes on me.

      I am trying to get myself away from Solidz75 who calls me "sexy" and Etane who says he "loves me", but they cannot fight their same sex man romantic gay urges.

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    25. "KHuangAugust 14, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Sounds good, psalm234.

      This season, I will force myself to go to more Suns games. Perhaps we can meet up at a nonRockets game."

      you specifically said meeting up at nonrockets game while refusing to meet psalm when he invited you to meet at rocket games.

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  8. The NBA, A-through-Z: Jeremy Lin
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/nba-z-jeremy-lin-175529097.html

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    1. Thanks, Ulysses. Another rare positive article prompting Houston to use Lin as a playmaker next to Harden.

      The NBA, A-through-Z: Jeremy Lin

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  9. That was a really good interview by Friedman, and really insightful answers by Lin.

    The biggest takeaway from this article was that last summer, his training was completely thrown off by his knee rehab. He didn't have consistent training because some days his knee couldn't do it. And then the surprise Harden trade completely changed Lin's role on the team. So the first half of the regular season really was his summer training.

    This summer, he's been healthy and able to do a lot of training. And he knew way ahead of time the major acquisition of Dwight. So he can prepare physically and mentally for that change. I'm confident that Lin will hit the ground in stride starting in preseason this year, instead of taking half a season.

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    1. I like the way he responded. Basically meant, " WTH, I don even know if I will be a ROx or not. I don care who play next to me any more."

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    2. It's more like Jason u prick, that is such a loaded question. Eff u and ur shitty organization. I will eff u up if I'm not such a nice guy.

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    3. Brent: Exactly!

      Solidz75: Exactly! Lin is a fast learner.

      We can read between the lines really good.

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  10. The defense posture he mentioned is really fundamental. However, I did not realize on TV that he did what he said. I thought his posture was good. Anyway, he found issues and he always deals with it.

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    1. He always leaned forward too much which puts more of his weight on his upper back and calves.

      Fisher looks funny with his butt sticking out all the time but his weight is focused on quad, butt and lower back.

      In that reloaded training video, Lin's posture is much straighter. Notice his body (upper quad to lower back) moves in a vertical line when he crosses over now.

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    2. Hunchback of Notre Dame: Dam even Jeremaye Lin is referencing me...

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    3. Good point, @Etane. Honestly, I'm not sure why Lin's lateral quickness is so low when his first step is elite. Lateral quickness comes mainly from your glutes, and he has exceptional glute development, especially for an Asian. Hunching over favors your back, but also your quads. Keeping an upright posture engages your glutes, so in theory, forcing him to use his powerful glutes more could lead to nice gains in lateral speed.

      Another fact is that knee injuries in athletes are usually the result of quad dominance and movement patterns that favor initiating movement with the quads rather than the glutes. Lin has had a couple knee injuries in the pros now, at Golden State and New York, and switching to an upright posture may very well save him from future ones.

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    4. "so in theory, forcing him to use his powerful glutes more could lead to nice gains in lateral speed"

      i never thought lin was slower compared to people he's defending in terms of lateral quickness. but, his style of chasing pgs around looks very tiring. his steps are very heavy and change of direction are not smooth.

      his new form looks a lot more relaxed as his whole body is now engaged in change in direction rather than just pivoting his legs and shoulders which causes knee to be more torqued.

      think his new form won't necessarily increase his speed but will increase his durability and endurance.

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  11. For chan c, Ulysses and others who might be interested to post hyperlinks, bookmark this useful site to automatically create hyperlinks:

    http://www.ibdguy.com/makehtml/index.php#link

    You just need to supply the URL link and the title text, then copy-and-paste the result.

    Hope it helps :D

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    1. I find it discouraging because now every media tie ROX's failure with Lin.

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    2. lin didn't do it. his handlers did. (guessing)

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    3. Nope Brent. Lin is barely on the radar now days except for the occasional mentios here and there. Lin will not be blamed for their failure or be credited with their success.

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    4. Nope Solidz. True that Lin won't be credited for the team success but most definitely will be blamed for the failure. Unfortunately, that is pretty much how the game goes. We'll find out for sure once the season unfolded.

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    5. Nope. That would be the case if Lin had a bigger role on this team. I don't expect much in terms of his role this season. He is going to have a shorter leash and even less playing time.

      Lin knows he will be gone sooner than later.

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    6. Yeah I too agree that Lin knows he is no longer a Rockets sooner or later. But will the idiot masses know that Lin have smaller or no role in the team? Many didn't know that Lin's role was significantly smaller last season and still bash Lin relentlessly.

      There are many people out there craving for Lin to fail regardless of anything. There are plenty of people ready to fulfill that craving.

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    7. I think the media's sole focus will be on Howard - not unlike what happened to Lebron the first year he went to the heat. Wade and bosh didn't have as much pressure as LBJ did because of how it all went down. At this point, no one seems to care too much about Lin. A lot of people have already written him off.

      Lin will be nothing but a footnote next year in houston. The only way Lin will stay relevant is if harden goes down with an injury. Good that Jeremy believes in a higher being. That is all he can hope for at this point - a divine intervention.

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  13. [hope this won't turn into a "JLin shouldn't be in Asia" thing...thought this might interest some posters.]

    how stephen curry trains

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    1. OMG, Via!! Jeremy shouldn't be in Asia!!!!

      Why did u show me this!!! Argggggg!!!

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    2. If one really truly cares about how Lin train, one should make the effort, come to Lin directly and convey a compelling argument on how Lin should have train oneself and who knows one could also kick Josh Fan nuts if he is with Lin at the time.

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    3. smh @Solidz =P
      [JLin's having fun with it.]

      @Rikki~ have mercy, Josh Fan is about to get married!
      [JLin seems to be on track with the things he's been working on lately. wonder tho if doc is/ will be a part of his entourage this time...]

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    4. Since Jeremy doesn't do HGH, he needs the rest.

      Seriously people, do you want Jeremy's knee cartilage to grind down to nothing? He's been training like a mad man and now he needs to rest his joints and relax.

      Also, events/trips like these help Jeremy relax mentally. If you don't think mental stress matters, just look at Tiger Woods. Major-less ever since his personal life went sour.

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    5. Bless his family jewel then lol

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    6. @via, i'm getting a bit nosy here...wedding bell for Josh Fan soon? who's that lucky gal? ;>

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    7. not sure if the name/ pic of the lady was ever 公開?

      but here's the ring, and here's JLin and Joseph fooling around/ demonstrating how to propose.

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  14. It will be cool if he can learn some more quick moves:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRebD-uH2yM&list=PL47U2ZyqiVF_UBULHSZZY3QP2H6xEyr-n

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  15. When will Jeremy Lin get his smile back?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6v1m9dJ9M

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    1. Landry is Lins' true friend.

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    2. morey:

      We don't need Linsanity in Houston.

      Harden, you move over here to steal the sanity from Lin. Let's name yourself Beardsanity.

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  16. Somewhere out there the Hunchback of Notre Dame is thinking even with a concaved back he would have taken the 75 year old fisher.

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    1. hahahahaha grade 7 butt contusion guy is back.

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    2. Along with Etane and his closet alias k gunner gold owns me.

      Lin only haters always move together.

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  17. Great Q&A ... Summer Lin 2, Doubters 0

    LOL: "Some guys, if you watch their feet carefully, they’ll sell out a lot of times and you can just tell when they don’t want to play defense." What do Haren feet look like I wonder.

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    1. Future Coach Lin: "A great defender like a Tyson Chandler can play multiple types of pick-and-roll defense and do them all well whereas some guys just can’t do any of them well."

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    2. who are these "some guys" he's referring to? heh..

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  18. Well I'm glad to see how happy Jeremy looks on his trip this year compared to last year. Last year he looked overwhelmed and tired, no smile on his face at all. Looks like he's got it figured out this time.

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  20. wow I miss this forum. I have no idea why but I just did.

    Can someone please help translate <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E72c07IsQlc&feature=youtu.be>JEREMY'S PRESS CONFERENCE</a> upon arriving Taiwan? Please don't make fun of his shirt, it looks like a pillow case or a blanket. I have one like that!

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    1. You forgot to add " at the end of the URL

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    2. Hey IsabeliJane I'm going to give translating it a shot although my Mandarin is a little weak. Hopefully someone can help me fill in the blanks haha. Will upload translated version onto Youtube when I'm done.

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    3. Hi Dave.. sure no problem! thanks and appreciate your effort!

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    4. let us know once you uploaded your video, post your link here :)

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    5. Phew... that took a while for a measly two minute video. But time well spent!

      Here ya go, hope you enjoy!
      Go Jeremy's Mandarin!

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    6. wow, same day translation. :)
      thanks!

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    7. You're welcome. :) I drank too much caffine and couldn't sleep... it's 5:30am here -_-;

      If anyone is a native Mandarin speaker please tell me what the (????)s are so I can fix it. Thanks!

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    8. lol, hope you'll be able to recoup the sleep loss. :)

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    9. i think he literally said "training master" though he probably meant trainer.

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    10. thanks very,very,very much Dave! I and Jeremy's pillow case shirt can't thank you enough!

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    11. @Dave T
      (0:11) 媒體朋友也很 (friends in the media as well)
      (0:27) 先會去重量訓練 (I'll start by doing weights?)
      (0:40) 因為我「訓練師」(Because my "trainer")

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    12. ??? <----訓練師 (trainer)

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    13. hi Dave, via, anybody.. can somebody provide the link to the video where he was asked:

      有女朋友嗎?林書豪笑說:「秘密!」
      Have a girlfriend? Jeremy Lin says with a laugh: "Secret!"

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  21. wow! He spoke chinese all the way. :)

    (didn't need an interpreter like last year...)

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    1. He seems to have improved a LOT! I have a feeling he spoke this well in the past, then lost it due to lack of use, but got it back this past year and a half.

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    2. Oh I see... The Harvard kid in him really went to work , huh...

      But , it's really great listening to him talk in the native language , although I only understood - protein and carbohydrates from that presscon vid..hehehe

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    3. like Dave said, there's gotta be some base knowledge tho. :) here he shows his pinyin cheat sheet.

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    4. haha... he really seemed like having a good time.

      'hoping for the vids to be subbed... :)

      Thanks , via. 'really counting on you for updates on this trip :)

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    5. glad to do it, chan c. [counting on Dave on the sub.] =P

      The Looks of JLin. =P

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    6. Thanks for all the updates via! It's great to see him enjoying himself.

      chan c: i uploaded the sub! check the post above for the link.

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    7. yw,Dave. ^^
      yeah, he's so much more relaxed this time.

      here JLin talks about Dwight.

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    8. That was fast , Dave. Thanks! :>

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    9. from now on we all have to type in pin yin to commemorate this day jeremy landing in taiwan.

      tah1 mah1 deh3 wo3 yao4 heh1 bo1 ba1 nai3 tsa4.

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    10. @via wong
      "did a bit of polishing with a Taiwanese tutor online too. :)"

      Well, people on the Chinese Baidu Jeremy Lin Forum are speculating that this Taiwanese tutor, who's a lovely young lady and has been spending half an hour each day skyping with JLin to help him with his Mandarin, might have a "secret" relationship with him... ;-)

      In case you are wondering about what the tutor looks like, please refer to the link below and go to the 25th floor:

      http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2531278334

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    11. No offense meant but why would he need a Taiwanese tutor to polish his Mandarin?can't he just practice by conversing with his parents?

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    12. I guess his parent are busy?

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    13. Or maybe that was just an "extra" incentive to make him practice speaking Mandarin harder? Judging by the result, as shown in the press conference today, it seemed to have worked out pretty well... ;)

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    14. Upcoming Headline
      "Howard got a Dream Tutor with Hakeem but Lin got his own Dreamy Tutor" :p

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    15. Via or anyone else, what did Lin say about trade rumors?!

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    16. he said he will remain detached from the rest of the team because there's no point in developing chemistry since he's going to be gone soon anyways.

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    17. How I wish he really said that. And how he wants to pound Morey's face in.

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    18. i was paraphrasing what lin said in the Q&A. i might not captured the essence exactly, but i think i am pretty close in terms of reading between the lines.

      "So for me, the summer is a time when I don’t really think about all that excess stuff. Each and every day is just about: how can I get better every day? I’m not too worried about fitting in because I don’t yet know what that’s going to look like. I won’t have a tangible understanding of what everything will look like until we all get together for training camp. But from a skill standpoint I know very clearly what I need to get better at."

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    19. Etane's JLin-answer was from the edited utube vid. here's another one - 0:17 trade rumors: He wasn't too upset. they edited out the God mentions, maybe saving air time?

      on trade rumors:
      JLin: yeah, that's a good question. I know NBA is a business, and they need to test the market. For me, I play for God, and no matter what team I go to, I should be giving my best. doesn't matter where I play, this is how I should play bball. as for the Rockets, I understand each player must consider trade possibilities, so for me, I'm no longer negatively affected [sad.]

      interviewer: each NBA player can be traded.

      JLin: right. [mumble something.]

      interviewer: even Kareen Abdul-Jabar was rumored [?], so no one is exempt. [?]


      [not sure about translation, maybe someone can correct the mistakes.]
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      reposting this LINK WITH FULL INTERVIEW conveniently chunked down into individual questions.
      [maybe someone might consider making a composite, with sub haha.] =P

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    1. Still patiently waiting for it to hit my country, just hope I'm not dead yet before I'm able to see it.

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    1. Meanwhile in another universe, opposingviews.com is bashing Lin and Rockets for making Harden sucks.

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    2. at least they agree harden sucks.

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    3. Rikki, which article on opposingviews says so? link?

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    4. Livy, I was joking, it is only a joke. Keyword "meanwhile in another UNIVERSE."

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    5. Rikki, in my own universe, i'm hoping to see an article complaining about the Rox marginalize Harden after Lin got traded. ;)

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  24. guys, which interview was this?once he descended on the plane "Have a girlfriend? Jeremy Lin says with a laugh: "Secret!"

    ???

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    1. hmmm...ok, are you the "secret" gal friend, IsabeliJane?

      :P

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    2. uhh... if that was me, I wouldn't ask. :)

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    3. To create diversion?, celebrities love to do that.

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    4. he's not a celebrity, he's a basketball player playing for God for heaven's sake!!! when did he get that "celebrity" complex?? since when did he have a new answer to that question???!!

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    5. Steve Chou's post /link just above might be of help isabeli... :>

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    6. @IsabelJane, haha I was answering to your reply. He certainly is a bball player playing for God. #jk

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    7. Ugh I just started Krav Maga.hope I don't have that feeling of hitting him-literally-when I see him this preseason

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    8. wow, we might finally get to see you on the news headline, IsabeliJane :)

      "Girl gone Krav Marga on Lin to divulge his secret GF!"

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    9. @psalm bahahaha I think I might be using it offensively this October on someone who keeps secrets I don't like.

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    10. here 1:33 talks about female tutor/ rumored gf, from Steve Chou's link above: he talks too openly about her, probably not gf?

      JLin's probably just teasing when he said "secret." :)

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  25. I just wanted to take the time to wish our moderator JLinfan#1 a happy vacation in Hawaii.

    Thank you for providing this forum for Lin fans like me to participate.

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    1. Yeah because no other forum would tolerate your delusional thoughts about Lin and basketball. U should thank the mod.

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    2. Show some respect to the moderator, troll.

      You don't like what you read here because you're a LOH, LEAVE.

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    3. Ummm... I don't KISS ASS like u do.

      I come here to LAUGH at your delusions.

      U keep on. Entertain me, TROLL!

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    4. OK, I think I will.

      You as a Lin hater have been calling him foul names and hating on his fans.

      You want to see Lin fail, Solidz75.

      But Lin will keep punking your hater ass.

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    5. "Thank you for providing this forum for Lin fans like me to participate."

      Yah, jlinfan created this forum specifically for khuang.

      Self grandiosity running rampant.

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    6. Butane Etane, you've been one of the most disrespectful flame trolls on this forum.

      Repeatedly you've written about how stupid Lin's fans are.

      You've also flamed management because you don't respect their website and are here specifically to abuse your privileges.

      Stupid trolls like you and Solidz75 are trying to attract Lin's enemies to this forum.

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    7. I think many others start to get tired of the old routine taking a lot of real-estate here.

      Perhaps do a George Coztanza's method of doing the opposite. Start praising one another like crazy :]

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    8. More self grandiosity!!

      thinking me being disrespectful to you is equivalent to me disrespecting the whole forum!!

      Khuang, when will you let it go that you are NOT this forum? You are NOT a leader here. You are NOT an expert. You are NOT an authority. You are just one of many participants here!!

      And, a very false positive participant at that to perpetually call other participants here as lin haters!

      Now let some air out of that balloon head of yours and start acting like a normal person and not an ass kissing self gradioso.

      No on likes an ass kisser especially one that keeps pretending to be a know it all and fighting imaginary racists who attack you because of your asian screen name.

      Pathetic!!

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    9. Shut up Butane Etane, you racist troll.

      You've been hurling curses and racial epithets and taunts of this board and the moderators from the very first day you posted that Asians are "druggies" among other things.

      You've also called this board "stupid" and "delusional", especially when Lin is praised.

      Racist, you serve a valuable purpose here. Your flaming, Etane, shows that racism against Asians is still very much alive and needs to be STAMPED OUT.

      That's why I'm having fun DESTROYING your punk troll Asian hating ass.

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    10. Nobody is more sick of Solidz75's and Etane's race based hatred of Lin and Lin's Asian fans than I am.

      I post a compliment to Administration, and these two trolls try to curse it into a flame war. That's because Etane and Solidz75 HATE ADMINISTRATION.

      These two trolls should be BANNED.

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    11. I don't understand your logic, Khuang. Not sure about Etane, but I never ever implied that I hate the moderator ( and knowing your typical made up lies, I'm sure he never did either).

      I just complimented him/her on having a forum for delusional thinkers like u who would be laughed out of other basketball forums and u equate my impression of you as an insult to the entire forum and the jlin fanbase.

      Seriously, who do u think u are? U r NOT this forum. U r NOT a brilliant basketball mind. U do NOT represent the entire jlin fanbase (thank god!), and u r NOT Jeremy Lin. Understood?!

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    12. "I post a compliment to Administration, and these two trolls try to curse it into a flame war. That's because Etane and Solidz75 HATE ADMINISTRATION."

      Does khuang have an honest, forthright bone in his body?

      All he can do is make up things about his opponents being gay and racist. Not only that, he can only hide behind other forum members and tries to get the admin to fight his fights for him.

      I know everyone would love to have a friend like khuang like they need a hole in their head.

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    13. He lies because he wants to deceive the admin to go against us. Just like how he blatantly includes other posters as the target of our criticisms when in fact it's solely about him.

      Pathetic.

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  26. Daryl Morey ‏@dmorey
    Blurry action photo of the day. @JLin7, @JHarden13, & @patbev21 will get a few assists throwing it up this year! pic.twitter.com/3StkiWS1dV

    Morey subconsciously listed DHoward's order of preference for players who will assist him?

    Perhaps the story of Dwight requesting Lin and Asik to stay has a lot of truth in it. He's afraid Harden will go Kobe on him.

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    1. Speaking of Omer Asik, I wonder what he's thinking.

      While Olajuwon and McHale are fawning over Dwight Howard with the private workouts, Omer Asik is being left out of the coaching fold.

      Alienating Omer Asik is not a smart move for the Houston Rockets, on many levels.

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    2. They really should trade him for Omer's sake and their own. His inflated value will never be higher -- trade him and one of their young PFs for a decent backup C and a proven starting PF.

      This is what makes me think Morey is actually being somewhat honest when he says that Dwight and Harden "won't let him" move Jeremy or Omer. Dwight wants a high quality backup and Harden wants a no-drama PG.

      I still think Omer will be moved at the deadline. Just makes too much sense.

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    3. My feeling is it will have to be a package deal with Lin. At least morey will sell it that way.

      I think that is the only way a team will take Lin at this point with what is perceived as an inflated salary.

      Big men are sought after commodity. Asik has raised value last season. Morey will find a way to u load him with Lin.

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    4. true, zxcvb. The key is what Howard really wants. I can also believe more that he was being genuine wanting Lin and Asik there, to his benefit of course to win championships.

      But I don't think Omer will get moved unless Morey gets an All-Star PF in return that he can't refuse.

      Dwight really wants to save his back by having Asik and ensure a pass-first PG in Lin to prevent reliving Kobe scenario with Harden.

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  27. So morey is doing yet another AMA on Reddit this Friday. We should flood the thread with Lin questions..dick..

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    1. You're just trying to flood this forum with CURSEWORDS, troll.

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    2. If u have the balls khuang why don't u go on it and write how u think Jeremy Lin is the best pg in the league. How he is a gunner. How he is the best defensive player on the team and its the rest of the team who doesn't play defense, and how NBA is biased against Lin, etc etc.

      It's really easy toregister . Just provide a screen name and create a pass word. No email, no nothing.

      Let see u talk about your brilliant assessment of Lin and the NBA with a binafide NBA gm since u act so like a brilliant NBA mind.

      I'd have more respect for you if you put up, but we both know u will cower before the masses.

      maybe I will just copy and paste one of your typical posts and see how many downvotes I can get.

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    3. wanna see how khuang react against REAL racist remarks. knowing him, he will only kowtow to his white masters just like how he's kissing the moderators ass.

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    4. Of course, he will call out a fellow Asian as being aracist like he's a KKK member, but when real racism comes his way in his life from a different race, I bet he just takes it with a stupid smile on his face.

      But having said that, reddit members are much better behaved than clutchfan, with little tolerance for racism.

      This would be a perfect opportunity to share his brilliant NBA analysis.

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    5. wow you're making it easier for khuang to widen his boyish charm appeal.

      khuang, solidz is giving you good advice. think you should take it. solidz been fighting real Lin Only Haters and racists on other forums as long as you've been hating on fellow asians here on jlin.net. so, he's got experience with more forums.

      redditt is an excellent "soft landing" for you to test how others will be receiving your brand of basketball analysis.

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    6. Oh it is on like donkey kong, lets flood that asshole with Lin questions. Wondering if we'll see Michael Terry too there lol.

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    7. the problem with houston and ilk is they classify those who are saying good things about lin as people who are lin only fans rather than those who want to see rockets win.

      so, houston's problem is not as easy to correct if their brain dysfunction cannot be fixed first.

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    8. I doubt he will answer any tough questions but if there are enough Lin questions he won't be able to ignore them and will have to respond.

      I will say something like IMO Lin is the best defender on the team and I'm sick and tired of Harden's laziness bringing everyone including Lin down. How do hope to address this this upcoming year?

      Or Lin is a gunner but not being used like one. He shot 40% from the field in the second half. Why don't u use him like a gunner?

      Do u guys think these questions are fair representation of what khuang would ask?

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    9. no. not at all. khuang has no guts to ask those type of questions on a non-jlin.net forum.

      more likely, khuang will only kiss morey's ass and tell him he's running the team perfectly and he approves of the way lin was used last year and it's up to lin to improve his efficiency with the limited number of minutes and fga he will have during the coming season.

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    1. Nice. Harden and Nash with cameos.. He's changed bro.

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    2. Oh BTW thanks Via ( for posting this before me)!!!!!!!

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  29. While the overt joke is about fame changing him, the embedded message is that he's improved himself -- training with Nash, getting healthy, even the left hand skills. It gets the message across without being in your face about it. Entertaining vid, but also brilliant PR.

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