NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    is that him sprinting to the far side of the court?
     


  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Yup, that's him. He'll single handedly drive John Wall out of Washington if they don't get rid of him. You can see the frustration in him in that gif and in this vid.


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  3. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I was reading up on Jeremy Lin and there was some interesting things like


    - a lot of NBA teams City/Stadiums would set up an "Asian Heritage" night around his initial appearances even on road games (like toronto and LA)

    -he doesn't really know how to speak chinese (either his native Taiwanese tongue or Mandarin)


    it must be weird and a ton of pressure dealing with that... I understand the logic (especially revenue/exposure wise) having an "asian night" when he's visiting but still its kind of patronizing too.

    its nice to see ethnic support in large sporting events happening organically.... I remember being to Yankee Stadium when Pedro Martinez was in his prime... I saw two games there when he was in his Prime there and there were whole sections of Dominican Rebublic flags and rabid fans that where cheering his every pitch like a world cup soccer match... normally combative yankee fans were silent and in awe around those pockets of ethnic pride.
     


  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I know barely anyone watches the game but why change it?

     
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  5. indesertum

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    two of my good friends grew up together with him. one of them went to school with me and we'd go watch the harvard games against us. dude is pretty humble. he can speak mandarin it just has a thick american accent and is a bit awkward. he used to own my high school in basketball. it was kind of shameful.

    it's weird seeing him on tv, much less doing well
     


  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    is Lin Taiwanese? or American of taiwanese descent?

    I'm a doubter for now. need a more than 2 game sample size, especially when Amare was out and Melo barely played in one of those games
     


  7. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think it's a good sign that they won w/o those two and the Jazz is actually a decent/playoff bound team right now.
     


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    He is Taiwanese, speaks some mandarin, won state (beat Mater Dei with Drew Gordon and Taylor King (Duke recruit)
     


  10. Kid Nickels

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    actually no he's not... he's as American as I (and presumably you) am (are).
     
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  11. yjeezle

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    according to the articles he was born in the states.
     


  12. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    exactly... which makes him an American. Not to nit-pick the subject but the Taiwanese news is going apeshit about him recently... and I am pretty well versed in the subject given I lived there (Taiwan) for almost 4 years, my fiancee is Taiwanese and I speak Mandarin better than he does. And please do not associate Taiwan with China... if so then we are all English (British)... catch my drift?

    ok... sorry about the soapbox but this shit about Taiwan drives me crazy .... back to the bball... GO CAVS!! :lol: (vs. Heat)
     
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  13. foodguy

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    AAAARGH! too bad. class act. at this age, i'm afraid that's it, though.
     


  14. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    that's a serious "game over" at this point...
     


  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Yup, felt bad for Chauncey, definitely career ending injury for him in his age.
     


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