2019 UPDATE: |
Well, Jeremy Lin finally got the start - and certainly showed what he is capable of. On this tanking team where wins are not much of a concern or priority as opposed to development, there might not be another opportunity this season.
But Jeremy Lin continues to play hard and well on both ends of the floor regardless.
In a grueling season where back-to-backs and every-other-day games have become the norm, it is more important for Jeremy Lin to remain healthy.
I'm glad that Jeremy Lin had a great game, and the team won. With the recent minor ankle and back strains (it happens to all at some point), it is more important for him to remain healthy for the long-term. That game,
and quite a few others, is just a sample of what Jeremy is capable of when healthy.
He deserves more minutes, and we'd all like to see him get more minutes - but on a team that is competing, wants to win and utilizes Lin well rather than play for development or tanking reasons.
As J-Lin said, he still has "plenty of gas left in his tank".
Woot! Joseph Lin dropping a career high 40 points. "Super Lin Bros." indeed. Good luck to Fubon, and hope that they can win it all this season. Unfortunately for Jeremy, he is given limited and sporadic minutes on a tanking team - which is never conducive. Nonetheless, he's managed to be efficient anyway despite it.
Jeremy Lin, as well as Mama and Papa Lin, wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving! (in his latest video). They are the modern-day "Mama's & The Papa's" heheh. I think Joseph Lin is doing well with Fubon. Jeremy might post up another picture
of his cute nephew stuffing his "helium cheeks" with some turk-ay heh.
J-Lin's recent production of 26 in 25 is more than efficient. Given his limited minutes as well as a seemingly restricted role, Jeremy Lin is doing quite well. And he appears to be quite healthy now. I've always said he'll be better than before - refining and improving
all facets of his game. Lin's defense has always been solid, and he usually is going to play hard regardless of his restricted role.
As fans, we want Jeremy Lin off this tanking team and it might happen. But at the same time, he deserves more minutes and a larger role now that he's healthy and at form almost. It's a wait-and-see.
Vince - 25K Jeremy - 5K Total: 30K. Yep - it checks out heh.
Congrats to Jeremy Lin on the 5,000 points milestone. His career has been rife with obstacles and difficulties, but Jeremy Lin has perservered through them.
Tanking and development go together it seems, but playing hard on both ends of the floor (including defense) seems to be something that does not register or seems to be a difficult concept for a lot. It might be a losing season,
but absolutely no excuse not to at their salary. Otherwise, perhaps the team should be playing against G-Leaguers instead (except for J-Lin).
Fans might need to compile another "Too Flagrant Not To Call" video. Every season, there is always a few dirty players. But Jeremy Lin has always been targeted for his race (by some unscrupulous, dirty individuals - they might be suited for more violent sports out there).
Good luck to brother Joseph Lin on his new season with Fubon! Also, wishing Yuta Watanabe well as well - if he ever gets any playing time.
It's certainly another tanking situation unfortunately, and Jeremy Lin is evidently not a priority. His situation has always been a difficult one, going from one tanking situation to another
and suffering injuries as well. By now, we all know a lot of Jeremy's predicament as well as the mistreatment has to do with his race. But he's never one to make an excuse out of it. He always has
that calm and humble demeanor, never speaking out or against (while most of us would, even if we knew we were better). That's the inspiration of Jeremy Lin.
Let's face it however. Lin is going to continue to perservere (whatever limited minutes given), and make the most of it. He is always going to be the consummate team player, as well as the difference maker or game changer when given the chance. But at this point, Lin just has to remain healthy and work his way back to becoming 100%.
More candid thoughts from Jeremy Lin on a podcast. Transcript of the interview can be read as well:
Freakonomics - Interview With Jeremy Lin
The limited minutes or minute restrictions, not getting enough minutes at a time, etc. It can all be disconcerting, and the immediate reaction would be "Another Wasted Year...". It could most likely be that Jeremy Lin has not fully recovered yet, and is slowly building up.
However, Jeremy could already be ready but is being just used as a body to rest and mentor the inexperienced youngsters (hopefully, that's the worst-case scenario). We believe that Jeremy Lin could still lead a team as well as start, but he's probably at a point in his career where that might not be possible anymore.
Jeremy seems to be set up pretty well in terms of life after basketball - his business ventures, his E-sports team, his Foundation, and his popularity in Asia. Life is just beginning for Jeremy.
The new season is just around the corner, and the Hawks are a very young and inexperienced team - so not much is expected of them. But pray tell that they don't intend to tank.
Jeremy Lin is just grateful that he's playing again after missing out on the game for two seasons. We should just pray and wish for Jeremy Lin to stay healthy, and to become better than ever. I do think he'll certainly be a better version than before.
We wish Jeremy Lin all the best, and to be healthy for the entire season. And I believe he'll be healthy, and he might even be a better version than before. At this point, Jeremy wants to just play and have fun. I can't imagine after being away from the game for awhile.
Jeremy Lin seemed to have a busy summer. Other than recuperating and working hard in getting back to full health / strength, he was involved with his Asian tour and filming "Dunk of China" - amusing, that fat guy nearly knocked Jeremy out in one of the scenes heh. J-Lin also is involved with his e-sports team "Team VGJ". Pray tell that I ever get into "DOTA" and compete against them heh. For now, I'm just a WoW'er.
I don't want to get into hidden agendas and what the intentions are, but you never know. This could just be a temporary year for Jeremy Lin - but continue to support Lin and the team he is on.
I heard and found about Jeremy Lin when he participated in Summer League years ago. Since then, I became a fan. But before that, he was already an accomplished and skilled basketball player with a lot of potential, helping the teams that he was on win. Regardless, he went unnoticed or went under the radar mostly because of his race. Whether you've been a fan since Jeremy's Palo Alto and Harvard days, or became a fan when Linsanity occurred,
it shouldn't matter. In the end, we support Jeremy Lin through both the good moments as well as the rough ones.
And what is important is that through all the adversities and obstacles, he always retains a positive spirit. Jeremy Lin is certainly a person I respect as both an NBA player and an individual. He is also an intriguing individual as well, outside of basketball.
It's good to know that there are fan sites out there for interesting thoughts. This is a personal fan page just to convey my thoughts and other interesting things as well.
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In an earlier life, Randall used to work with Jeremy. Waah! muhaha
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In the spirit of Fan Appreciation Week (8/4/14-8/8/14): |
Jeremy must be thinkin', "Ugh! is it my ass or am I just hungry?" muhaha
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