The premiere will be the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and @nicksianipar and his lucky guest will get to walk the red carpet on September 19th. Jeremy Lin will be in attendance as well as others!
The JL.n team will also have some guest writers in attendance to report back on the premiere.
Congrats again! And thanks to everyone who participated!
Etane wrote: "And, at 25yo, it is an insult to be labeled as young with potential as Mchell often does with Lin. "he'll be fine"".ReplyDelete
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McHell's "he'll be fine" was just trying to APPEAR to the public that he's cutting Lin some slack. AND that only started *LATE* in the season (with a trade in mind); prior to late March or early April, we all saw that McHale was mean to Jeremy Lin BOTH on and off the court.
It's importantly for Lin's basketball career (since he's fast getting old) that Lin be traded and Morey should be motivated to take a loss on him because it will benefit the Rockets as well.
*important* - not "importantly".... that's what happens when you change the sentence structure and don't change other parts.Delete
Hrmm.. I'm only so so on trading Lin as the best thing for his career.Delete
He's the starting PG of a team that has incredible upside now. If he can be the "leader" that helps take them deep into the playoffs.. that experience alone would push his career future.
The grass may not be greener on the other side. Given Lin's track record in GS/NY/HOU, can be reasonably believe Lin can be used as a the #1 star and go to guy? I think it's much more reasonable for us to think he can put up awesome near all-star caliber numbers on a great team..
Yes, I said all star. If Lin goes 16/10 and the Rockets are on a near 55 game win trajectory.. I see no reason why his name shouldn't pop up in the running.
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Lin DOES NEED to play on a normal team to succeed (a team with a lot of problems as usual - but more NORMAL problems, not a UNIQUE problem). The reason the Rockets aren't normal for Lin - which is why he's been treated like the last season - is because of their unique situation in which Lin took off *AFTER* he was waived by them.Delete
The bridge the Rockets have built between them and Lin is too wide; it's structurally impossible to shorten on a timely basis.
Lin should be a 3rd or 4th option behind Harden, Dwight and Parsons, playing a true PG position, distributing (and shooting when it's best to do so).Delete
Lin needs to be treated like a starting PG who isn't deliberately put in the position to fail - and then do PR spins afterwards.
@Sports Fan, I'm on the same page with you with regards to not trading Lin now because Lin-Howard connection can be a lot more special than Lin-Tyson connection NY.Delete
My projection probably wouldn't be as high as 16 pts/10 asts because that's Chris Paul's territory (16.9 pts/9.7 asts) with higher usage rate than Lin (22.6% vs. 20.8%).
Plus Harden was the main playmaker last season so some assists to Howard would go his way.
Based on Lin's last season stats (13.4/6.1), I would consider a moderate projection of 14pts/8asts because Howard would have finished the majority of Lin's blown assists to Asik and Lin would have more space to shoot due to Howard being an inside threat more than Asik.
Perhaps the Rocket's pace would decrease a bit with Howard's presence. But the biggest question is if Harden insists to stay being a primary maker or he's willing to let Lin play the PG role.
That is a sad projection in an ironic way, Psalm(compared with the last year projection and how terribly wrong it went, in mind). Next year projection will be 8 ppg 4 apg?Delete
How long we will let "circumstances" have its way?
i would like to see what Lin is capable of under a coach that doesn't do whatever in his powers to diminish Lin the way McHale did last season. that being said, i am still very eager to see how this coming season plays out with Lin and the Rockets. will Lin play extremely well with Howard and force McHale's hands? will Lin's jump shots improve dramatically all thanks to McHale's misuse of the PG last season as a spot up shooter? or will McHale be able to find a new weakness in Lin's game and exploit it, all the while, trying to prop up anyone but Lin as his PG of choice? in any case, i do believe Lin will succeed either with the Rockets or a different team since he never stops improving and he competes at the highest level.Delete
Lin was in definitely tougher "circumstances" last season than the upcoming season, Rikki.Delete
Based on how good Lin made Tyson look good in ESPN highlights with his well-timed passes and alley oops, I know Lin would make Howard so good next season. But again no guarantee yet that Lin won't have to defer to Harden as the playmaker.
My best-case scenario for Lin would be to connect with Howard and Harden and making them look good so he will earn the trust to be the main PG. It's imperative for Lin to have big roles in helping the Rockets to advance deep into the playoff. That's when players' worth are being judged just like Nate Robinson, Danny Green last season.
That's why I want Lin to succeed first in Houston so he can show that he can run the offense well in Houston. If he gets 12pts/12asts, that's even better IMO. Getting Houston to advance to NBA Finals would look good in his resume if he wants to be the main star in another team after his current contract runs out (or he gets traded before Feb 2014 or Feb 2015)
Not easy being Lin fans these days but I believe we'll see brighter days with Lin-Howard clicking.
Unless the Rox put Jeremy into their game plan, I don't expect that much (big surprise) of a change.Delete
First I think Jeremy will play less minutes ( u have to assume bev improved his play as well.. And he is seen by the Rox coach as a better defender).
So unless Jeremy improved significantly and noticeably more than bev, it's gonna be tough for Lin to find the time to contribute.
So projection is 8-10 points, 4-6 assists, per game.
If Lin hits his shots or plays more confidently than last year ( with more playing time given because the gap between him and bev has widened) but focal point is still harden and dwight 14-16 points 6-7 assists
If harden gets injured, 18-20 points, 6-8 assists per game.. 3-4 TO
This is based on Rox offense that plays fast. But if the pace slows down, it will be couple of points and assists less.
ztrta: i disagree that mchell was cutting lin some slack. mchell never cuts lin any slack. let me repeat that. mchell NEVER cuts lin any slack.Delete
i think at first mchell doesn't think much of lin as a player but like him as a person. but reporters seem to challenge mchell by keep asking mchell questions regarding lin's usage after just about every game. mchell will always reply with "he's young, he will be fine." then change the topic without answering the reporters question.
disagree with you regarding the timing. I recall making a post regarding the systematic use of "he's young, he will be fine" by mchell much earlier during the past season than you have indicated.
also, agree with sentiment that a trade is best scenario for lin IF he goes to a team that utilizes lin as a traditional guard as well as a team that emphasizes team defense like in NY during linsanity. The team wasn't very talented as a whole. but, the rag tag bunch hardly missed a defensive assignment and were proud of their tenacious defense.Delete
assuming d12 demands jlin feed him the ball, lin could have a good future on the rockets but still is an absurd scenario that lin's usage completely depends on d12. we already know the coach, the gm and the rest of the team is ridiculous. long term solution is if lin can go to another team where he can play pg with the same group of guys for at least a couple of years.
Etane, I wonder if D12 has the brilliant idea of pitching Lin+Harden as the new and better version of Jameer Nelson+Hedo Turkoglu from his Orlando days. Hedo in his heyday played like Harden although Harden is definitely better. So does Lin compared to Jameer.Delete
But I don't remember who plays more PnR with Howard, Jameer or Hedo.
you mean d12 wants to play like a team? well, certainly in houston, that's a novel idea.Delete
well it wasn't hedo so it has to be jameer. his above the rim passes were awful though way off the mark and probably contributed to d12's back problems.
think the denver audition was d12 making sure jeremy's passes are back friendly.
that could be true about the audition. The only thing favoring Lin's workout with D12 over Harden's was the special place in Aspen with Hakeem while Harden was just between the two of them in Houston.Delete
I wonder what Hakeem really thinks of Lin's PG play since he has played with some great guards like Cassel and arguably Kenny the Jet Smith (they delivered in big time).
Perhaps Hakeem saw enough good things about Lin to talk some sense into utilizing Lin properly. That's the optimist in me talking.
fixed - talk some sense into McHaleDelete
McHale wanted to be perceived (I wrote "APPEAR" in caps) by the media and the public that he was being polite to Lin or cutting Lin a little slack. He did it in a patronizing way. Morey, McHale and Sampson all think most people are stupid.
As to the timing, it was Sampson who kept using "Lin is fine.... this is his first full year, etc" early on when he took over as the head coach in McHale's absence, while patronizing Lin and following the same biased game plan for Lin as McHale had - because I think it came from Morey and they were all united; it seemed obvious to many the whole season. McHale was undaunted in disrespecting Lin in public for much of the middle period (both explicitly and implicitly). It wasn't until late March or so that McHale tried hard to not say anything negative about Lin, using the same canned phrases that Sampson had used (I'm sure with a trade in mind), although his tone and body language were telling.
Morey has the last word on how Lin will be utilized despite what D12 or Dream says.Delete
In public, Morey says he is deferring his GM duties to D12 regarding Lin and Asik.
And, I don't think Morey likes Lin personally. Just a gut feeling.
Oh, because I think Morey doesn't like Lin personally, I doubt Morey is really deferring to anyone regarding Lin.... left this part out.Delete
For anyone interested in face reading (psalm), Morey's chin tells me he is very stubborn and doesn't like to be proven wrong. He will prove to Les that he was right by letting Lin go the first time.Delete
when he talks, you can't see his teeth plus his thin lips tell me he can't be trusted. In addition, he doesn't like to share what he knows. I would hate to be his classmate and gave him my notes, but he gave me nothing in return.
His short and stocky hands/fingers tell me he is very tight lipped. Doesn't reveal or tell you his motives. He is a very good poker player.
He is the type (of poker player) that has nothing, but will continue to raise so the little guy has to fold his hand.
If JLin works on his jumpshot and averages just 1 more 3-pointer per game, he can average 16 ppg. Last season, most of his baskets came from layups in transition. I don't expect that to change, especially as Dwight is a good rebounder to start the break. It's the 3 pointers that will increase Lin's stats.Delete
When Morey said “The reality is James and Dwight want to play with Jeremy and Omer. I've been kicked down to assistant GM" :
Morey wasn't serious about deferring GM duties to Dwight and James. He was just trying to make a point that Asik is no longer up for a trade because Dwight immediately has said that he wanted Asik on the team (perhaps Morey wanted too much for Asik or Asik and Lin were offered as a set in order to entice other teams).
As for Lin: 1) His name was thrown in there with Asik's since the Rockets couldn't trade Lin anyway because of the combination of them having waited too long, the fact that the whole world knew they didn't believe in Lin, and (despite the toxic circumstances) they probably weren't willing to discount 40% for Lin. 2) Since the Rockets and Lin are stuck with each other for now, they were trying to make things less awkward.
Regarding the Lin trade rumors, we can definitely speculate on what's said in the media and how we should interpret it... but now that he'll be sticking around I'm more excited on Lin's potential next year.Delete
I think there's a reasonable growth theory for his stats:
- Jeremy upward trajectory near the end of the season before his injury
- Improved team chemistry with the core returning, should help Jeremy be more efficient as the PG
- Upgrade at the center position with D12.. Imagine D12 flushing all those pretty passes Asik bobbled.
- Jeremy's offseason development - we know he works hard.. I'm hoping for an improved long ball (as ABC mentioned above) and better overall condition compared to the beginning of last year.
Lin will continue to play starter minutes, so don't fret folks - he'll have his chance to shine and prove himself, especially when Harden is off the court. I've watched enough JLin to know he's not shy with the ball at all when he's playing well and confident, so I dont think we need to worry about him being marginalized.. In some ways I think may contribute to even marginalizing himself when he's playing bad.
that was a good analysis, sports fan. i agree.Delete
the only part i'm worrying about is the synergy isolation defense number. hopefully, he will work that out with a kinesiologist and nutritionist.
also, i hope mentally jeremy works out the fatigue issues he's had last season when he wrote in his diary.
"I wrote in my diary: ‘I’m tired and weary and can’t wait for the season to end.’ I went on to write, ‘I haven’t been able to eat or sleep recently. I’m just tossing and turning with anxiety."
ztrta: yup certainly morey never intended to let anyone dictate to him how he should be doing his job. either about whether he should or shouldn't trade lin and asik or whether he should or shouldn't use lin as a pg to feed d12 regardless of what d12 or dream has to say.Delete
alcsd: did you see that ping pong match between morey and lin at that charity event thingy? morey looked like he really really really didn't want to lose to lin.Delete
sports fan, i disagree with you. i think we do need to worry about lin being marginalized. you speak about hypotheticals, things that hasn't happened yet. whereas, based on history, which often repeats itself, houston is very likely to continue to marginalize lin.Delete
lin2improve: sorry for being lazy, but would you be able to compare lin's ppp allowed in isolation between last year and last last year?Delete
It sounds like Sports Fan and lin2improve are either the same troll or from the same camp.
probably different camp. one is irrational the other is unrealistically optimistic.Delete
The "unrealistically optimistic" one keeps peppering with underhanded jabs at Lin.Delete
i find it funny that etane has this smug attitude while judging others as if he has the upperhand in any argument.Delete
supposedly, according to etane, jeremy lin must not consult any experts to help him improve on any facet of his game. instead, it's "rational" to demand a trade where no superstar exists, to languish without seeking advice, and to totally ignore any advanced statistics.
i, for one, believe it's in jeremy lin's best interests to try to create chemistry with his new teammate and to improve his defense.
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1) i never said he shouldn't consult expert - strawman fallacy #1Delete
2) as stated above:
EtaneSeptember 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM
also, agree with sentiment that a trade is best scenario for lin IF he goes to a team that utilizes lin as a traditional guard as well as a team that emphasizes team defense like in NY during linsanity. The team wasn't very talented as a whole. but, the rag tag bunch hardly missed a defensive assignment and were proud of their tenacious defense.
i don't know how you can interpret that as i advocate jeremy NOT developing chemistry with his teammates to improving his defense.
sorry for being smug. actually, i thought i sounded smug when posting what i did as well. however, you have to admit i am right about you being irrational. you just proved it based on your latest post.
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Lin did not got the respect he deserved from GM and coach last year , I really hope "the coach killer " Howard will make a difference for Lin .Delete
alcsd, those are quite accurate assessments of Morey to not be trusted 100%, secretive of his motives and being a good poker player. I remember how shocked PPat to be traded after believing he had an important role in the Houston team due to multiple praises in Morey's tweets.Delete
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@lin2improve would love to get your thoughts or any technical indicators on lin's defense... anecdotally, i feel it's a bit of a mixed bag right now.Delete
there are possessions were lin plays some serious lock down defense, and get some awesome steals. other times he looks a bit lost and gets blown by or caught cheating.
this might be just the nature of the nba and matchups, but what i'd look forward to is more consistency to his defensive results (notice i didn't write effort, we all know he's trying his best).
yah and about that PPP allowed last year vs previous year. was there a large variance? and, why do you think there's a large variance if there is one?Delete
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I am a straight guy but I cant stop thinking about what it would feel like to cuddle with Jeremy all night long.ReplyDelete
lol! don't get me started!Delete
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Dude.. Sorry to break it to you, but I don't think you are straight. It's like saying I am a straight guy but I cannot stop thinking about bl..ing (kissing) Jeremy all night.Delete
The worst part about it another dude jumps in and talks about it like he knows exactly what you are talking about. Wow...
The only person who has a problem with this is insecure in their own sexuality. My guess though is that you arent into other dudes...but man....those cows in sactoe must get you really fired up.
Let see how long will it take before admin ban this clear of a troll.Delete
actually who am i kidding i am too lazy to do that.Delete
Solidz, I think via mentioned her posts were disappearing due to blogger bugs so it might not get deleted by admin. I think everyone should be able to see "deleted by blog administrator" if that was the case.Delete
and ditto regarding hilter.Delete
alcsd - you held a good fight with a couple of your points including lin's marketability and his effect on teams' salary cap. lots of people didn't get you at first but good medicine is hard to swallow. so just keep ramming your ideas down people's throats.Delete
solidz-glitch does exist as it happened to me before too.Delete
just for the record, the mod might or might not be biased i don't know because she/he doesn't really post anything telling. so my comment above is more about our peer group rather than the forum's overlord.
Most of the guys in the league want to cuddle with lin too since hes a marshmellow. Remember when Ronny Artest punched lin in the face and he did nothing. No one came over to big boy Artest either not even lin's BFF chancellor belieber.Delete
Like you and Solidz has been debuking the cult leader. People were drinking his coolaid for too long.
I am serious about you starting your site.
alcsd. it's cool. i read it before it got deleted. funny how the sexual posts above are not deleted but yours are.Delete
no bug i knew it was coming.Delete
hm, I didn't get to read it before it got deleted. Perhaps the mod thought it might trigger more fights? That's why I thought it might be good to have a policy of what's a no-no (i.e. derogatory remarks, explicit language, etc.) so it's clear to everyone here.Delete
The general guidance is "respect others with language and attitude" so that would be what we have to go by before more detailed policy with examples is provided.
alcsd, why not post more? I remember enjoying your insights on contract matters and your interpretation of people's body language. People watching is one of my hobbies, too :]
lol if i do, who wants to be a mod? i post a lot but lately but can't guarantee i can be consistenly updating stuff.Delete
oh, anyone know how to seo?
sexual posts didn't get deleted is one of the unfairness I see here. I knew this was coming so I am testing the admin here. And sure enough it was deleted.Delete
psalm, all alcsd said was he likes my posts or something to that effect. nothing derogatory like the sexual stuff above or the race card/race baiting in the previous thread.Delete
This site is turning into CF is the reason I don't post anymore.
I am a she.
Perhaps the mod is asleep or away? If I were a mod, I would have deleted 3 posts from 3 trolls above. Those definitely qualify into "not respecting others with language and attitude".Delete
Perhaps we just need a few mods like the RealGM site for the Knicks do.
oh you're a she?Delete
Hey my posts got deleted again... Is there like a automatic delete in this site?!Delete
haha, the famous 'How You Doin' by Joey Tribbiani :}Delete
Are you sleeping in the sofa already, Etane? You wife must not be a big Lin fan to be a frequent reader here. hehe
haha khuang+solidz=delete is the new functionDelete
oh, that was weird. the one I had before with both names got deleted. perhaps a glitch thenDelete
I love friends and dumbass Joey is my favorite on the show.Delete
I am taken so no flirting here :)
I thought you were knew I am a (girly) girl.
Too many are too dense to get your wit.
Hmmm.. here let me try this then..Delete
Hi mod. I love your site. I'm sorry for being a jerk. Khuang is right. He is so smart.
Jlin is a gunner and dunker!!! I see the light!!!!
Too much of a coincidence where the ones I criticize the mod get deleted.Delete
On Lin fan site, it really makes no difference between fangal or fanboy expressing love to Lin. However, line must be drawn to avoid trolls lurking and making unbecoming comments. I was pretty shocked some troll disguise under gay's love for Lin posts were not deleted from the previous threads...Delete
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alcsd, maybe i did know you're a girl some months ago but forgot since you dissapeared for so long haha... would help if you have a hello kitty avatar or something.Delete
lin loves hello kitty. so it's lin relevant. well, at least he likes wearing that big hello kitty head gear.
I like Lin, but more of a little brother. He is too religious. Hope I don't offend anybody with that comment.Delete
lol if i do, who wants to be a mod?Delete
What, you don't like your religious little bro, alcsd?Delete
jk :) I think true religion or faith matters most in how you treat other people respectfully, especially of different faith. That shouldn't be offensive at all. It's people's preference, right?
3.2.1. got deleted LOL
"true" religion also matters in terms of the decisions you make in life.Delete
and, if a couple's faith doesn't match, it could cause incompatibility in terms of life decisions down the road for example should the baby be brought up religious or not could cause a lot of grief and heartache. kinda hard to compromise on issues like these.
lol alcsd. mod must be pulling an all nighter.Delete
oh and via would make an excellent candidate. lets see if we can recruit her.Delete
hitler is untouchable. LOL.Delete
I might have to switch my account from livejournal to google so you can contact me.
please do. hoping to get some brainsstorming session going on.Delete
That was an AMAZING fight by Floyd Mayweather Jr over Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.ReplyDelete
While Mayweather JR has said some very negative things about Jeremy Lin, he is the best boxer of the day due to his technique and talent.
Mayweather's boxing impressed me the way Jeremy Lin's basketball impresses me. Both Lin and Mayweather know how to win in a technically efficient fashion that observers don't always understand.
I'm now a fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr, just like I am of Jeremy Lin!!!
The jlin of boxers is pacquiaoDelete
While jlinisasuperhero is clearly a Lin fans troll but since he mocked Solidz with bestiality, now I'm a jlinisasuperhero fan!!!Delete
it is untrue to fan someone who hates your fan.Delete
I'm a little surprised, KHuang.Delete
Technical superiority in boxing shouldn't absolve his patterns of racially insensitive remarks (as reported by ESPN) against Pacquiao and Lin.
I would have thought you would be battling racists even if they're no 1 in the world. Isn't it being inconsistent here?
Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin, Feb 2012
Mayweather has drawn attention for racially insensitive remarks in the past. Mayweather went on a profanity-filled racist and homophobic rant against Manny Pacquiao in September 2010. In a video posted on UStream, Mayweather told Pacquiao, a Filipino, to "make some sushi rolls and cook some rice." He also said "we're going to cook him with some cats and dogs."
I'm more surprised that Psalm is surprised. Hope you got your eyes opened for good now.Delete
I did notice (and commented at) the tendency to make the enemies of your enemies your allies even they look and sound like trolls (literally!) haha.
I wonder how Khuang will spin this around.Delete
Praising a known racist against Asians ( not just Lin, but paquiao as well), when he is the one vehemently accusing others of being racists.
Do u guys see his hypocrisy?! Of course he will get a pass from many of u.
Now expect bunch of his typical propaganda to justify his point and accuse me and Etane of being racist
Heh heh heh.Delete
I KNEW that my post would irritate many fans on this board.
I can admire Mayweather's technique and denounce his racism, psalm234.
Personally, psalm234, I think Mayweather was AFRAID of fighting Manny Pacquaio. I see technical and physical aspects to Pacquaio's style that Mayweather's camp likely believes were very difficult for Mayweather to defeat. Were they to fight, I'd pick Mayweather in a decision.
Mayweather portrays himself as a racist in order to get boxing fans to pay tons of money for their cultural heros to beat down Mayweather in the ring. It's good business, pandering to people's prejudices so that their cultural heros can make millions of dollars even when they lose to Mayweather! Win win for all but anti Mayweather fans, perhaps.
The reason so many fans on this board dislike me is because I don't blindly support Lin just because he's Asian. I support Lin because he's a GREAT PLAYER, regardless of his color. I like Mayweather's boxing the way I like Lin's basketball skills, and I also think that Mayweather is working his audiences in order to earn money off them.
I'll even irritate the Lin fans that dislike me more by saluting Mayweather's racial pandering. That guy sure knows how to earn money at his hater's expense. I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by, Mayweather's skill based dissection of his athletically superior opponents or his calculated racial flaming of his opponents aimed at riling up hater audiences into throwing money to see their heros beat Mayweather into a bloody pulp!
The way so many basketball fans want Lin to be beaten and humiliated is no different than how boxing fans want to see Mayweather beat down in a ring. There are even no small number of Lin fans that derive pleasure in that regard, and we have a few of those lurking on this site that know exactly who they are.
I was also surprised to watch Mayweather's body language and the stuff he says between the lines. This is a man who I feel truly respects his opponents on a boxing level even if he talks politically incorrect racial drivel in the media to stir up audiences against him. Actually, his refusal to fight Manny Pacquiao is the ultimate respect because it seems to me that Mayweather doesn't think he can beat Pacquiao no matter what he says in the media!
I learned a lot by watching Mayweather fight, and not just about boxing. I'll take some lessons away from Mayweather's skilled pandering of the weaknesses of human nature! Now I understand why so many people, including many Asians, dislike my ability to understand what people are really all about!
With that, I'll leave my critics this juicy tidbit to chew on: I ADMIRE Floyd Mayweather's race based social cunning, just as I admire Jeremy Lin's public proclamations of Christianity that win fans (and I'm not even Christian)!!!
... fire at will, folks ...
Wow... TLDR... Except the first few lines. That is a lot of verbiage to go thru, which I simply will not. But U guys notice how his posts get longer the more wrong he is. It's his typical bs.Delete
My simple question is if he knew it was going to irritate a lot of people here, why willfully post it?
Isn't that the epitome of a troll and baiting?! I would know cause I do it--- hey I'm not afraid to admit it, and u guys hate me for it. But he always act like he is above it all.
The simple fact is he does trolling in a very devious manner. This post about mayweather was a clear example of that.
I really don't think I have to say much. Those who are not naive and can think for themselves should be able to see right thru it..
Look at the passive aggressive way he attacked our best poster on this site and tried to drive her out. That should tell u guys this guy is not what he says he is.. Really pathetic.
your ability to understand peope... lin 's Christianity win fans？Delete
i also saw the mayweather fight last night.Delete
this is an example of how quickness and skill can overcome someone bigger and stronger in canelo.
that's how i want jeremy lin to move on defense, being as fast as a cat with reflexes. I'M NOT SAYING that jeremy lin should drop down to 150 pounds like mayweather. i just want him to improve his defensive numbers.
Jeremy Lin is already as fast and as tough in basketball defense as Mayweather is in boxing defense.Delete
I liken Jeremy Lin's "poor" defensive statistics to that one errant judge yesterday who awarded more points to Canelo than Mayweather. Biased scorekeeping, which Lin fans are sick and tired of, can make any NBA player look incompetent on paper. But the Synergy stats don't reflect at all the actuality of how BRILLIANT Lin is on defense in the NBA.
Offensively, I think of Lin more like Pacquaio than Mayweather. Pacquaio, in his prime, would use that unorthodox southpaw technique to disorient his opponents and would simply outquick and overpower his opponents. Mayweather, lacking Pacquiao's prime speed and even strength, chooses to surgically pick guys apart with his studied boxing technique. In my mind, Pacquiao and Lin overpower their opponents with technical unorthodoxy and brute superior athleticism while a guy like Chris Paul who isn't Lin's equal in speed or strength is a sleight of hand master like Mayweather!
solidz, khuang certainly couldn't just come in a jeremy fan site and start talking about mayweather because 1) boxing is not nba or jeremy related and 2) mayweather has made racist comments in the past.Delete
but, khuang is dying to talk about the match with whoever wants to listen. so, he explained it himself that mayweather isn't really a racist but is just stirring to pot to garner publiciity.
the catch is, he wasn't talking about mayweather. he was really talking about himself. khuang is a smart show man. his first post sets the premise for both controversy and participation in an otherwise totally non-relevant subject matter to this forum.
his posts after that allows him to freely talk about totally irrelevant subject matters without people tellign him to go to a mayweather fansite.
KHuangMay 30, 2013 at 11:40 AMDelete
Anybody who agrees with Mayweather on how his open attacks on Asians are cool and funny - they're racists to me too.
What is "technical unorthodoxy"? You have no idea about boxing, absolutely none. Also, Mayweather is no racist. If Mayweather is a racist, so are some of you who post here that try to act like you're not. There's no way in hell you can compare Lin to Mayweather, or even Pacquiao. If you're going to compare basketball players to Mayweather, it's simply Jordan. As for Pacquiao, I see Derek Rose and a few others. If we want to compare Lin to a boxer, I see him to be more of a Danny Garcia who fought yesterday as the co-main event; however, I don't believe Lin has the knockout power Danny possess which means he wont get his opponents respect during a fight, but he could surprise you with a stinger here and there.Delete
KHuangMay 30, 2013 at 11:40 AMDelete
Anybody who agrees with Mayweather on how his open attacks on Asians are cool and funny - they're racists to me too.
Not surprised at all. i knew he said something like this in the past.
But u r right, Etane. He just wants to come here and show off how much he knows (actuslly he doesnt know) about boxing. Really he is digging his own grave..
It is possible that Khuang just set up a trap for someone who may overreact and thus would be banned by mod. beware！Delete
lol solidz: actually the real quote went like this.Delete
KHuangMay 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Anybody who agrees with Etane on how his open attacks on Asians are cool and funny - they're racists to me too.
just changed from my name to mayweather's to make a point.
Or to him you are the racist and mayweather is not.
Indeed, Mayweather's attack on Jeremy Lin WAS racist.Delete
Mayweather had no money to make off Jeremy Lin, unlike Pacquiao who would make millions from Mayweather's trash talking.
I do feel that anybody who agreed with Mayweather's flaming of Lin IS a racist. More than ever, especially since Lin has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in the NBA no matter what his haters on this forum say. We've got members of this forum who say the same things that Mayweather says about Lin, and I usually end up disagreeing with them.
In my mind, Pacquiao was wise not to make a buck off Mayweather's racially based money grubbing. Some fights are just not worth the money, and I applaud Pacquiao for standing true to his ideals.
This is all very interesting in light of the ongoing race based flaming fired at Lin and Lin's Asian fans. At least in American pro sports, there is a lot going on that will eventually improve the perceptions of Asians in the sports entertainment arena!
atomic is right.Delete
saying that lin is the same as mayweather is just overenthusiasm.
khuang saying he admires mayweather for being racist against asians is just too weird for me to comment on.
think khuang is saying it's ok to admire mayweather for being a racist because mayweather makes money from making racist remarks.Delete
welcome to reality distortion zone.
It's amusing to see you guys not understanding what I'm writing.Delete
It's even funnier to see people trying to twist what I wrote into personal attacks.
I'm really enjoying this.
For me, this thread has been a bit of a social experiment to poke and prod those who constantly DENOUNCE Lin as being an inferior talent especially because of his race.Delete
The clumsy have fallen for my trap, hook line and sinker!
your whole existence is a social experiment.Delete
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I think Etane summed it up correctly that khuang is saying it's ok to admire mayweather for being a racist because mayweather makes money from making racist remarks.Delete
I would think as someone who fights racism his whole life, it would be abhorrent for someone to make money off making real racist comments. It's not a reason to be a fan of them. It's like saying Jody Arias is pure evil for torturing and murdering his boyfriend but we can be a fan because she brilliantly devised marketing plan to get rich by selling T-shirts off the crime. I believe this is the reality distortion zone that Etane referred to.
I understand your admiration of Mayweather's technique and perhaps you posted things for shock values but in the process you really are contradicting your old statement about fighting racism.
But let's take the positives. If you can admire Mayweather's technique to make money as a real racist, I'm sure you can admire the non-racists like Etane and Solidz due to Etane's wits and technique for Asian-Americans to take power of the c**** word as African-Americans did with to take back the n***** word. Also, Solidz' technique and creative banters even with words you disagree with.
I really don't want Etane and Solidz to have to make millions off their suspected racism (which they're not really racists) before you become a fan of them.
Do you see how confusing this logic is? Or perhaps like you said you just said things for shock values, which will undermine your next attempt to fight racism.
wow, psalm, with your post above, i can almost excuse your excusing of that racist's trolling for the past year and a half.Delete
well, my goal is only to try to bridge understanding and promoting peace, that's all. I do like all three of you a bit as weird as it sounds :]Delete
and I didn't ignore anything like the others here didn't either. We tried but it's just hard to get in a word when the three of you were fighting all the time :DDelete
psalm, a very cogent take on what KHuang did. Now, I do agree that Mayweather says controversial stuff just to inflame and build up interest, so he can make more money and attention. I have a feeling that he does this to inflame his opponent also, so the opponents will not be as effective in their fights with him. I wishes that his future opponents would engage in the same tactic, as an example, call out Mayweather along the same lines, so Mayweather would be inflamed enough to come out of his defense-counter-attack style of fighting. As great as Mayweather is as a defensive-counter-puncher, I personally admire a fighter who can win by knock outs in most of his fights. Specifically, I would take a fighter who has a record of 50 wins and 5 losses, but 40 knock outs in his 50 wins over a fighter with 50 wins and one loss but with only 15 knock-out wins. That is just my preference because I want to be entertained rather than admire his defensive skills.Delete
What I find hilarious is when someone attempts to compare Lin's performance on BB court to Mayweather's achievements in the ring. Hilarious because Mayweather's boxing skills have been demonstrated over a very long career against all kinds of opponents for many years. You cannot seriously compare what Lin has done during the Linsanity to what Mayweather has done, and I say this even though I don't like Mayweather.
Making this kind of outrageous comparison does a disservice to what Lin has achieved.Delete
EVERYTHING is fine and dandy as long as you make money out of it, KHuang will applaud and respect that. So if you're a murder for hire, or drug dealer, or a pimp, or a whore who feel not confident enough and nobody appreciate what you do and you want a little bit of credit and compliment, just come here and look for KHuang cause he will shower you with praises.Delete
Mayweather is a racist against asians. He gets away because he is black.Delete
That Jeremy Lin comment was completely unprovoked and that paquiao comment cannot be construed in any other way other than racism. If an Asian person said something to that effect of go park my car and used fried chicken remark to a blsckab, no way can u get away with it as a shock value remark. U guys are giving mayweather too much credit. We are not talking about him as a boxer but an individual.
No matter what the case I don't have any problem with the comparison however unsuitable it is. It is the sheer hypocrisy that Etane has pointed out.
He had been hounding us nonstop distorting our words as being racist - how Lin has to fight racism how he has to fight racism. Then he says he loves mayweather only for the fact that he is great at his craft all while acknowledging then excusing the racist comments mayweather has said.
Now I know he realized he effed up because he tried to back track with long drawn post to justify why he feels that way while egging people on.
And people are not buying it, he turns even more devious saying that this was a social experiment.
He is just to spin and spin his way out if this and even his usual supporters a like psalm are calling him out.
I'd have a new found respect for him if he just came out and said yeah you are right. I just got excited about the win. And just admitted it was wrong to praise mayweather on this site. But of course, him being the way he would never admit to the error if his ways.
Whatever, I'm done with this topic. Let's move on.
Solidz75 is one of the few guys keeping it real here. Mayweather is racist against Asians and no one cares. He also went on racial tirade with Pacquiao which was labeled as harmless trash talk but if the roles were reversed and Pacman had some 'harmless' racial ribbing of his own, he would have picked up a lot more flak and deemed a racist. Though I feel the marginalization of asians in general makes it ok not just for a Black man but for EVERYONE.Delete
Is it possible for a racist fighter to evolve into a fan of racist due to his excitment ？Delete
KHuang is trying to signal/ repackage his image as a logical, disinterested connoisseur of athletic skills [look, I can separate these aspects of x, I do not get involved emotionally. Nothing personal, just business. Just like I insist my bid to be the priest of JLin's fans is really just disinterested admiration/ defensse of his abilities that my vast knowledge affords me and not a desperate bid to feed any personal/ emotional needs on my part.]Delete
Look how I don't care how you think of me. I'm so ccontrarian and unpredictable!
And let me now pre-call your [reasonable] reactions, look how prescient and in control I am.
I do hope his supporters can now see how long he's been contemptuous of your naivete, as he is of this entire board, who he does not hesitate to fool into fighting his personal fights.
since we're talking about boxing, via just delivered the coup de grace KO punch.Delete
I hope Khuang continues to post though and not be cowered.Delete
psalm234, you're the only one on this discussion who I'll directly address.Delete
Here's how it is: I can admire and even be a fan of Floyd Mayweather's boxing technique while also denouncing him as an anti Asian racist who said erroneous things about Jeremy Lin and Manny Pacquiao. Just because I like Mayweather's boxing doesn't mean that I blindly support everything he says or believes in.
Similarly, Lin's appeal to me is basketball based and not racially related. It offends me when haters use Lin's race and even faith to trash his game by proclaiming that he'll fail off the Rockets and out of the NBA together, but I'm not a fan of Lin because he's Asian. I'm a fan of Lin because he's GREAT in basketball, and frankly I don't care about what he does in his personal life.
I like Mayweather's boxing style and I like Lin's basketball style. I don't like Mayweather's racism and have zero opinion of Lin's personal life. It's that simple, psalm234.
eb5attorney, I am not the "weak Asian" that Etane and Solidz75 like to call Lin.Delete
Only Administration can ban me on this forum. Should they ever do so, I'd respect their opinion and still think of this forum positively.
I'm a Lin fan who is very aware that the same racist forces that are trying to knock Lin out of Houston and out of the NBA altogether are active on this forum. While I'm no social crusader, it does irritate me that racism against Lin gets in the way of his basketball performances and also attacks the fans that believe in him despite the DELUSIONAL cacophony of doubters.
take it to a mayweather forum.Delete
but, like eba said, don't stop talking about basketball.
and, no one called you a "weak" asian. quote me right. i called you a self hating asian. if you're asian at all.Delete
that pretty much sums it up via. KHuang saw an opportunity to establish his position as a true unbiased supporter of Lin's but his execution this time also reaffirms his image as someone who is devious and is a hypocrite (which doesn't help his cause as someone who is supposedly "unbiased"). haha.Delete
but i disagree with your statement that anyone who supports KHuang is as naive as you suggest. i'm pretty sure people saw through some of KHuang's posts (especially this one). even so, i feel this place needs someone like KHuang to unite Lin's fans and weed out the haters (although he does get a bit carried away sometimes).
we've all been subjected to hatred and bullying attacks over and over on sites like realgm (GS and NYK boards), clutchfans, and many many others where all of the fans, moderators, and owners (CF) are against us.
KHuang isn't even half as bad and this is a Lin's site (it's jeremylin.net for heaven's sake!). we allow a lot of haters and trolls spewing crap here, but we persecute one of our own for fear of being seen as LOFs or whatever bs the haters say to diminish Lin's basketball skills. this really irks me as it's akin to many Asians trying so hard to please everybody and gain acceptability in America.
sure, KHuang. I understand what you meant.Delete
But I'd just be careful to phrase it because it can send a confusing message. "I'm now a fan of Mayweather" and "Although I still denounce Mayweather's racism, I do admire his boxing skills" have different connotation and interpretation.
We can only use words and emoticons in this forum so perception is very important. If it were me, I'd be careful to preface my statement as clear as possible so I won't be misunderstood. ok, peace out :]
blake you brought up a good point. most khuang supporters are not naive and know what khuang is up to.Delete
however, maybe i missed something but when was the last time khuang weeded out a hater?
only people i've seen him try to weed out are people who either disagrees with khuang (to put it lightly).
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psalm, like i said above, khuang had to phrase his first few posts in the matter in which he did to try to make his mayweather posts relevant to this forum.Delete
had he came in here and just said "i am a fan of mayweather the boxer but i am not a fan of his politics" then we'd be like "why don't you go to a mayweather forum instead of sullying jeremylin.net with how you have this nuanced love/hate relationship with someone most here generally rather not talk about."
well said, Blake. We as Lin fans just need to learn to get along with a mesh of personalities with their own quirks.Delete
Be quick to forgive the past sins and focus on the good qualities others bring.
Be quick to listen and be slow to anger.
We can't waste time and energy fighting one of our own more so than the real haters. I hope KHuang, Etane and Solidz would open a new chapter to respectfully disagree or agree. A lot of times it's the name-calling and belittling that rise disrespect, animosity and finally hate.
I'm exactly as you said I am, Blake.Delete
"Devious"? I am honored that you call me that. Asian American males in America often MUST be that way to survive the kind of withering racism that Jeremy Lin has overcome.
"Hypocritical"? For those people who view the world in an "us vs them" sense, HECK YEAH. For those who don't view things as strictly black and white, I guess that depends on who's viewing me.
psalm234, I'll explain some more aspects about how I feel about both Mayweather and Lin when we meet up in person. Just name the time and place and I'll do my best to meet up with you!
@Blake~ I guess I'd rather they are naive bcos the alternative depresses me: that they are willing to sacrifice other people for the sake of 'harmony'. That's a steep, steep trade-off as far as personal integrity is concerned...Delete
-I hope KHuang, Etane and Solidz would open a new chapter to respectfully disagree or agree. A lot of times it's the name-calling and belittling that rise disrespect, animosity and finally hate.Delete
dude he just made up the story that solidz and i called khuang and jeremylin "weak asian".
khuang doesn't know the meaning of respectfully disagree. he always degenerate into personal attack mode.
blake, this is what you call "weeding out the haters"? sorry but i think you're naive.
As expected, the typical Christian love here welcomes Khuang back with open arms while my harmless period post makes it seem like I am the worst poster ever to grace this website.Delete
No.. I stand by my belief that Khuang is either a deliberate troll or delusional Lin fan - someone I'd never associate with here or in real life. As FFL most appropriately pointed out before, I feel that he makes Lin fans look bad. I cringed at his comments when I first came to this site and nothing has changed. All I see are naive posters who empower him, which is really pathetic to see.
What you have to ask yourself is if he really has his great basketball knowledge and wanted to share with the world how great Lin is, he could totally share his views in other forums where he could use his long years of basketball experience to "debunk" haters claims. But i guarantee you he will never be a person to step up when it matters.
And he can continue to spread his hypocrisy and propaganda any way possible, but as long as he doesn't responds to my post, we shouldn't have any issues. I tried that our for two threads and he couldn't stop baiting me.
This is the best I could do before I am inevitably banned the mod here for not embracing khuang's delusions. But hey what da hell..
yah psalm, meet up with him and take some pictures. since khuang and jt were insinuating i am a white man who's here to hate on asians and jeremy as well as pick up on asian honeys here, we need to see just how asian khuang really is.Delete
Blake, you also touched on something important here.Delete
I can't speak for other Asian Americans on this issue, but I can speak for myself:
I UNABASHEDLY express my TOTAL admiration for Jeremy Lin.
I'm not afraid of what nonAsians think of that, and I'm definitely not afraid of LOHs coming at me in waves to flame me for my viewpoint. I think Jeremy Lin is a truly GREAT player with Hall of Fame Talent and is one of the best NBA guards I've ever seen, and nobody is going to change my viewpoint.
If I saw a white or black or Hispanic or Martian NBA player doing the things Jeremy Lin was doing, I would proclaim him a great player no different than if Jeremy Lin were Asian. Heck, I've celebrated tons of nonAsian NBA players who Jeremy Lin could thoroughly outplay. I'm not going to restrain my admiration for Lin's skills just because I'm afraid of what nonAsians would think of me admiring an Asian player.
I loved Jason Kidd's game and celebrated him as one of the best point guards I've ever seen play the game. I also call him "Ason" the way his rookie Mavs teammates did because he couldn't shoot. Now here comes a player in Lin identical to Kidd in athleticism and stature, only he can SCORE. Plus he's a good person. OF COURSE I adore Lin!!!
The last thing I'll ever do is decrease my vocal support of Lin's game in order to not offend the LOHs who want to stamp out shows of admiration for the NBA's best young guard.
I can't stop LOHs and their supporters fromDelete
burn baby burn.
can you name a single person on this forum who is trying to change your "view point" that jeremy is a talented hall of fame caliber point guard?Delete
you're the only one downgrading him as a one dimensional gunner who needs mchell's guidance for perpetual development who can only aspire to be as good as shane battier and can only shine in international competition.
honestly, other than blake, does anyone here really believe khuang is here defending us and lin from LOHs?Delete
i never see him defending ANY forum member here. i only see him USING forum members to attack others.
Why are people so feeble minded to ask someone else to defend Lin against LOJ's?!Delete
My god it's one thing if you are in clutchfans, but here?!
U have so many people who will back u up. SMH.
i've been lurking awhile here, i'll give my two cents at the risk of being flamed.Delete
i think there are different perceptions of what is a LOH.. super hardcore lin fans have less of a variance for anyone who questions lin's skills.. to them, their connection is deep and personal, so comments (however slight) can ignite passionate responses.
now you may say that is dellusional, or unreasonable... but as we all know we're on a lin fan board, so i expect us all to gravitate a bit closer to the hardcore/crazy spectrum :)
ok, so now i'm being called "naive". and the argument someone used to support this? well, it's just someone's own opinion of KHuang, so therefore i'm naive. ok..Delete
sports fan, first of all apologies for calling you delusional. i just have no faith in the houston organization in them giving lin a fair chance. i will believe lin will get a fair shake when i see it. so my emotion got the better of me.Delete
however, the disagreement you see here has very little to do with our difference in perceptions regarding lin's playing abilities. it has to do with a single individual here attacking others. half the people here do not condone that person's actions. the other half think his behavior is perfectly acceptable.
but, that person likes to say the reason why people attack him is because of his unwavering support for jeremy lin and for defending jeremy fans from LOH. so, that is the only relevancy to jeremy lin in regards to our disagreement. otherwise, this has nothing to do with jeremy lin.
via, i don't see anyone sacrificing anyone for the sake of "harmony" as you sayDelete
blake, you back up your claim that khuang has weeded out haters in the past rather than attacking individuals with difference in view point while hiding behind jeremy's namesake, then i will eat my words when calling you naive.Delete
as you see immediately above you, khuang claims solidz and i called jeremy "weak asian". his modus operandi is to label anyone he doesn't like as LOH or racists and tries to incite the rest of the forum to do the fighting for him. the evidence is on top.
if you're willing, here's more evidence at the very last post of this thread:
so, please prove to me that you're not naive. i will eat my words. if you can't prove you're not naive, please be cordial enough and admit you're naive.
etane - clear as day now, thanks for clarifying.Delete
i love all lin fans.. hope we can all unite in harmony and give him some positive juju for this season!
you guys should play some 1-1 and settle it on the court :) to me, the debating aspect of the dialogue is fine, let's just keep it clean and not personal :)
on the topic of weak asians and playing 1-1.. here's some comedic relief to lighten the mood:Delete
Etane, this was my original mention about KHuang regarding "weeding out haters"..Delete
"even so, i feel this place needs someone like KHuang to unite Lin's fans and weed out the haters (although he does get a bit carried away sometimes)."
this does not imply that he has successfully weeded out any haters (perhaps he sucks at it). and it certainly does not imply that you are the hater. nor does it imply that KHuang is always right when attacking a fellow member. and incidentally, it does not imply that i'm 100% behind KHuang or even 50%.
you can call me "naive" if you like, but i'm not going to dig up the past just to prove a point i'm not even trying to make.
Sports Fan, that was actually very hilarious. and the alley-oop was impressive.Delete
blake, with that post, you're no longer naive but purely disingenuous.Delete
first you imply this forum needs khuang to weed out haters. then you imply you do not imply anything at all.
Etane, why should i prove to you that KHuang has successfully weeded out any haters when that's not what i implied? why does that even automatically make me "disingenuous"? what am i next?Delete
anyway, i didn't assume anything negative about you. wish you wouldn't do the same.
I can't wait for the season to start. This forum needs something to unite it. I think people are nervous about what will happen to Lin this season at the hands of the Houston hierarchy. Everyone is snapping at each other. With the exception of a few obvious trolls, all of us here like Lin (even if we annoy the crap out of each other). Can we please hang on to that commonality and stop the attacks? This site's creator was kind enough to provide us a place to contemplate, lament, commiserate and celebrate Lin's trials and successes. Come guys! Jeremy needs our support. And thank you, creator, for maintaining this forum!ReplyDelete
A wise approach. But as I said before, once the preseason starts, I am sure posts will be about BB and Lin's performance.Delete
Rose, you know that Jeremy Lin has UNIVERSAL APPEAL.Delete
As you've eloquently stated yourself, he's not just an Asian or even American hero. He's a truly inspirational and talented person who is greatly admired (and loathed) by a lot of people from different walks of life.
This Lin fansite is a convergence point for many of those fans, and it is inevitable that social conflict occurs. Throw in a few virulently anti Lin trolls and the fighting can get vicious.
Keep in mind, Rose, that the fighting you see on this forum is EMBLEMATIC of the struggles Asian Americans like Jeremy Lin faces as he goes through life. The fighting you see on this forum is exactly the kind of stuff that Jeremy Lin overcame on his way to the NBA and is currently dealing with as a member of the Houston Rockets.
The cool thing is that Lin WILL overcome all the negativity and fulfill his glorious NBA potential. He's not going to fail out of the Rockets or the NBA like the LOHs insist.
So don't worry. Lin can handle the adversity, and so can this forum.
no it's not emblematic of what jeremy is facing in real life. jeremy faces real racism. khuang suffers from self loathing.Delete
Etane hit it out of the park with that one..Delete
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Thanks for the perspective, Rose. I agreed we should be thankful for the chance to have a place to share and chat about our favorite player!Delete
Personal note - I've been following Lin since that Wall Street Journal article during his time at Harvard. There's been some rough patches, but what I think most of us have learned is not to doubt his abilities and have faith that there is a plan for him.
Good to see him de-stressing...ReplyDelete
JLIN @ GRAND.
and stressing IsabeliJane at the same time :]Delete
I'm sure she'll care enough to respect his masculine prerogative as a 25 year old man, psalm. :)Delete
of course ;}Delete
why is my handle name dragged here when I'm at peace? :DDelete
lol seriously he can party, I understand that, it's off season and he's currently single.I'm sure once he gets in our relationship (ehem,ehem..) it will be lessened or scraped altogether.
oh and the body language in the first pic says,"oh really?uhm, ok" lol
@IsabeliJane lol! i like the "de-stressing" it makes it sound like.....Delete
@MXMoua sounds like what? what??? whaaaaaat????? tell me!!! :DDelete
@IsabeliJane i'll leave it there since you won't tell me how you knew he is into Asian American and Korean girls lol.Delete
Where is this? The Grand in San Francisco?Delete
@isabelijane...hahaha... i like your comment on the first pic...exactly what i thought...it seems like he doesn't want to talk to her...Delete
@Sports Fan - yup, in SF. been there?Delete
@MXMoua - fair enough. lol
@karen sy - yeah looks like it. I don't know if the girls behind him are bar tour girls, ledge dancers on a break, or party goers.
No new info, but super cheerful articleReplyDelete
some might appreciate...
With Dwight Howard around, Linsanity is Bound for All-Star Success Next Season
The author got it right where he said harden is a gunner and not lin.Delete
i agree with the author. i don't see how Lin can possibly not make the All-Star this coming season. just watch any of the Rockets games last season and imagine Howard in place of Asik. how many assists Lin could have had, how many good picks and rolls leading to easy baskets for both Lin and Howard could have had, how much more confident Lin would have been leading to more minutes and leading roles, and how many more games could have been won?Delete
that's assuming lin's job next season is not the same as last season's which was to bring the ball pass the half court line and hand it off to harden.Delete
I think the Lin Howard connection will need to be so dominant that it overpowers McHale's sabotage attempts. Any attempts to sit Lin in the 4th or pull Lin out when he's hot has to look so absurd that McHale just can't do it without looking like he's trying to lose on purpose.Delete
Plus like Etane says, Harden needs to play SG not PG. I think last year Morey forced the artificial inflation of Harden to elite status at the cost of the team, but it worked in a sense. People think Harden is elite (I don't) and it played a big part of landing Howard. Hopefully that artificial inflation project is over and Harden is told to play SG this year, not PG.
If all that happens, I think Lin will be an all star this year! :)
It will be tough to beat out kobe and cp3 for fans' selection onto all star team. lin came in third even after a masterfully destroyed first half orchestrated by the houston organization. however, that second spot will be hard to over come. i mean, kobe is kobe. he's going to get his votes even if he is injured and doesn't play for the whole first half.Delete
and, even with good to great #s next season, you're going to have doubters who claim lin improved only because he has d12 to throw the ball to. even the author sorta insinuates that lin's success is predicated on how great of a offensive center Tyson Chandler is.
Author forgot to mention it's Tyson's success is owed to Lin not the other way around.
All Star voting is fickle and doesn't necessarily reflect the actuality of high level performance in NBA games.Delete
What I do know is that Lin will open up the season in fine form and make the right plays on both ends of the court in an efficient manner. The stats might not show it, but Lin's impact will be greatly felt in the NBA.
thanks for sharing, via.. nice article for once.Delete
yes agreed all star voting is fickle.. lin was pretty darn close last year.. a little bump in stats and a hot team would improve his chances greatly.. i'm sure there's tons of fringe lin fans in the woodwork that just need a nudge.
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Hakeem with Dwight: Dwight as Roll ManReplyDelete
he needs to work on his 10fter and free throws.Delete
and who is that guy under the basket. he looks like he's about 4ft tall.Delete
Thanks, via. It was a smart move by Houston Rockets to recruit Hakeem who has worked with LeBron, Amare, etc so he must have known their weaknesses.Delete
Looking back, this was shot in 2011 session when Lin was just a rookie with no playing time, can't shoot well, and had the dishonor of getting sent to the D-League 3 times. But he has come far by making the most of his God-given opportunities and now he has a chance to create a special connection with Dwight who is arguably the best center when healthy.
So I'm getting ready to purchase the LeaguePass, however crummy the streaming can be *sigh*. I wish there are other options.
oh it's from 2011? no wonder there was no evidence of his bad back.Delete
Grr, just noticed.Delete
Hakeem posted it couple of days ago, for whatever reason...
Dwight's a goofball and so's Jeremy. I think they'll get along well.Delete
Howard's version of the Dream ShakeDelete
yah in a larry bird interview that i think psalm posted before, bird stated that he wants kobe on his team if he wants to win or he wants lbj on his team if he wants to have fun.Delete
both d12 and lin are in the have fun camp.
remember his advice to the young basketball players in taiwan? he said something tantamount to "the most important advice i can give you regarding basketball is to have fun."
He should remember that himself. Do what u preach Jeremy... Instead of shying away from opportunities..Delete
Yeah Kobe's only cares about winning, nothing else matters, like friendship or fun. He's all about the destination not the journey. Lin and Howard care about the journey too.Delete
Now that I think about it, I'm really glad those Lin to the Lakers rumors didn't come true. Kobe would have made Lin miserable.
lol dave you're right... but at the same time.... before the d12 trade i would say for sure that reuniting lin with d'antoni as well as playing with d12 in LA and having nash mentor lin would have been a good thing.Delete
Umm ... Yeah right .. Kobe doesn't care about the journey...yup. Is this one of your insightful posts?Delete
And who are you of all oeople to call Kobe not fun.
bird did it... lolDelete
nice vid, those guys look like midgets around D12.. funny that his layups look so forced (almost seems like he's avoiding the rim/a dunk)..Delete
didn't know he has a step back jumper.. hope he doesn't use it though (he should be pounding inside and dunking!)
Jeremy Lin News & Update: With Dwight Howard around, Linsanity is Bound for All-Star Success Next SeasonReplyDelete