My heart is heavy after the Rockets lost to the Hornets tonight.
Despite stats that may be mistaken for an okay game, Lin was especially out of sync in the game. High turnovers (again), missed threes (1-4), and was blocked four times. I can’t bring myself to talk about his 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals (YAY). He did have a nifty sidestep layup in the first quarter. PEEP IT.
The Houston Rocket’s Big THREE, Jamesy Harden, Chandy Parsons & Jeremy Lin, have developed their own special, little pregame, kinda-racist tradition, by each doing their own Kung-Fu moves before coming together for a totally respectful Asian bow.
Despite it making me a little uncomfortable, I think it’s kinda hilarious/ridiculous/LOL. I fucking love it.
Jeremy Lin got knocked on his ass last night…. AGAIN. And Clyde Drexler (Houston’s announcer) reiterates that Jeremy “has to learn how to fall.”
I just don’t think that’s possible right now; Lin goes to the basket with such momentum that any moderate contact will put him off balance, and ultimately on the ground.
In any case, Lin crossed Ron Artest (I’m not calling him that other “name”) and bolted to the hoop, where he was promptly met by Lakers cheerleader Robert Sacre (who was forced to start without Dwight and Gasol). Lin scooped up a high-arching layup and got hit by Sacre as the ball laid into the hoop.
LOL, Sacre, Lin still hit the shot. Lin laid out on the ground and let out a primal scream as Parsons and Harden came to his aid.