Earlier this month was the 11th anniversary of Interbasket, a website I founded as an outlet to my then-growing interest in international basketball. Continue reading “From a small basketball website to courtside seats at Madison Square Garden”
You know Chandler Parsons, right? In addition to being an NBA player for the Houston Rockets and Jeremy Lin’s bestie, Parsons also looks like the 6-foot 10 inch member of One Direction. Continue reading “Chandler Parsons is shirtless, models for Buffalo”
What’s the best part about a shirtless Chandler Parson come-hither stare at Jeremy Lin as he walks out of the shower? The moment Jeremy notices Chandy and is momentarily thrown off.
Whether you think it’s gay or you feel the need to label it a bromance, it’s all in good fun. Clearly the two have a playful friendship.
What do I find the most interesting as an experienced researcher on the Jeremy Lin-Chandler Parsons bromance? I’m glad I made you ask.
What makes me LOL the most about these Parsons-Lin pics and gifs are when Parsons takes the joking around too far; crosses a line that clearly makes Lin feel uncomfortable. BEST.
Chandler Parsons is becoming a semi-star in the NBA – Chandy makes for a great complimentary player to James Harden; he rebounds, defends, cuts, passes, shoots the three, and uses both hands effectively.
In the following GIF, Chandler shows his ability to use his right hand on Jeremy Lin: Continue reading “Chandler Parsons is right handed for Jeremy Lin”
After a couple subpar games by Jeremy Lin, he came back with an aggressive approach against the Dallas Mavericks – like a Lion in the year of the Snake!
No longer suffering from the flu and a sprained ankle that he had to deal with over the last week – Jeremy did a lot of good catching up; his shots all seemed to be going in and his passes all seemed like they ended up in an assist. It helps that Chandy Parsons was having a career night, Omer Asik was actually making layups and not just throwing them up there and crossing his big ass fingers, and James Harden seemed cool with taking a back seat as his teammates ran all over the Mavs 136-103.
The Rockets were actually down three at half, but used a 15-0 run to start the third quarter and eventually end up outscoring Dallas by 27 points in that period.
Lin ended the game with 21 points, 9 assists and lots of brotherly hugs for his bestie, Chandler Parsons, who ended with 32 points on a ridiculous 12-13 from the floor (including 6-7 from three). BESTIES FOREVER!
[Update: As I was looking for postgame interviews, I found out that Lin may have been sick during today’s game. Someone on the internet mentioned that Lin was a “shivering, sweaty mess” on the bench.” and another source mentioned that Kevin McHale said “Jeremy was sick tonight.”]
Jeremy Lin played terribly tonight. It seemed as if he came into the game unmotivated. No passion. Played poor, uninspired defense. Cocky, even.
It showed even before he was benched by coach McHale, and Patrick Beverly picking up his slack with energy and on-the-ball defense just emphasized how how bad Lin was playing.
Even James Harden was visibly bugged by Lin tonight. He pushed Lin in a manner that said “PICK IT UP”. After Harden and Beverly nearly stole the ball at the end of the third quarter- the two exchanged high-fives as if they were in the playoffs, not in a regular season game against the Washington Wizards.
Lin’s effort not only wasted an amazing game by Chandler Parsons, but these are the type of games that the Houston Rockets will look back on and say “That’s one we let slip away because of our effort.”
I rarely ever blame any one player for losing a game, and I won’t say it this time, but Lin, the starting point guard didn’t show up today offensively AND defensively, and the Wizards won the game by three points.
Omer Asik decided to come to the huddle shirtess when the Houston Rockets took on the Washington Wizards.
Other than Chandy Parsons, who is sneaking a quick glance at his fourth nipple, no one can stand to look at the jerseyless Turkish center. In fact Carlos Delfino and Jeremy Lin have to cover their faces with towels.
Oh, what a game. Houston started out fast with Chandy and Jeremy putting up big numbers in the first quarter. Houston would lose their focus before ultimately ending the game on a high note.
With Chandy sidelined by a injured ankle that he sustained in the thrd quarter, Beardy and Jeremy Lin rekindled their friendship and together, they dropped 75 points on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 122-119 win.
Harden had a career high 46 points and Lin added 29 points, including two big three-pointers that gave the Rockets their first lead in the game, and another that pushed the Rockets ahead by six with under a minute to play.
Houston was down 14 points with about 7 minutes remaining, but rode Beardy down the stretch. Beardy, who hit a half-court shot like a free throw to end the third quarter, was unstoppable in the fourth; driving into the lane and hitting big jumpers against his former team.
Not a lot of players make me stand up and shout at the screen, but James Harden is one of those players. Always in complete control, it’s almost as if Beardy has the ball on a string and constantly putting players on their heels before either blowing by them or stepping back for a relaxed jumpshot.
The BFFs did more than score. Lin passed for 8 assists and grabbed 6 rebounds. Harden grabbed 8 rebounds and passed for 6 assists. [boxscore] Continue reading “SUPER! Beardy and Jeremy score 75 in win over Thunder”
Just surfing the internet and happened across Jeremy Lin’s and Chandler Parsons’ Twitter pages today. Some pretty clear cut evidence that the two are gay.
Here, on Chandler Parsons’ Twitter homepage is a pic of Chandy and Jeremy during their pregame karate ritual. Where’s Beardy, Chandy? Just cropped that third wheel out, huh?
Then, I wandered over to Jeremy’s Twitter, and on his Twitter homepage, he has the following quote about Chandler Parsons – “to know Him is to want to know Him more“
Wow guys, stop flaunting your homosexuality. Everyone (in the United States) knows that two dudes can’t be this close without being gay. Like, tone it down. You’re making gay guys all excited and all the idiots uncomfortable – that’s exactly the opposite of how America works.
Oh, so many things to say. Let’s just leave it at “Jeremy Lin raises his stick and is about to give it to a smiling Chandler Parsons from behind.” to know Him is to want to know Him more!
It’s probably, no it is, the best thing to happen during NBA all-star weekend. I truly believe that.
God, did the NBA All-Star weekend suck. It’s sucked for about 15 years now. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin gives it to Chandler Parsons from behind”
The Rockets were having a blast on the bench during last night’s three-lebration – led by Jeremy Lin getting low with his playful three-point jam.
LOL LOL KEWT I could watch this all day. Jeremy looks like a 12-year old, 24-year old, 6-3 kid! And look at Chandy Parsons, all keeled over and LOL so harden, trying to catch his breath.
In a blowout win over the Utah Jazz, Lin and company had a blast watching the bench players hit three after three after three. James Anderson. Donatas Motiejūnas. Marcus Morris. Boom. Pow. Pow.
At one point the Rocket’s lead hit 50 points. Eeek. LOL that Jeremy Lin is so playful and goofy.
Listen, I’m going to make a joke here, and I want everyone to know that I love Jeremy Lin, but maybe Jeremy Lin could use those “three glasses” when he’s actually on the court?
Seriously though, you’re shooting 29% from behind the arc – it couldn’t hurt.
And look at Chandy Parsons – what’s wrong with that dude’s shoulders?
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.
Admirable effort by Sacre, but he was highlight reel in all the wrong ways last night. Earlier, Harden dunked on Sacre’s bald head (+1) and later Beardy McPoints passed the ball between Sacre’s legs to Marcus Morris for the “easy two”. LOL. Five straight wins for the Rockets. Boom. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin crosses Ron Artest, hit by Robert Sacre (Video)”
Another boxscore stuffer for Jeremy tonight: 19 points, 5 assist, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Act now and we’ll include SEVEN TURNOVERS!
Lin got off to a slow start and was benched five minutes into the game, but he teamed with Beardy (31 points), Sultry Eyes Bromance (20 points) and that Kool Kat Delfino (19 points) to eventually overwhelm their opposition. You want to play “who can score more” against the highest scoring NBA team in the league? YOU WILL LOSE (probably).
Lin has been shooting at a much higher clip as of late, and in tonight’s game, he continued that pattern; shooting 7-13 overall and 2-6 from three. All this against the Los Angeles Lakers – it feels so sweet! Good night. Continue reading “JLIN has 19p, 6r, 5a, 4s vs. Lakers (Video Highlights)”
Awwwwwwwwww this is cute LOL OMG Chandler Parsons imitates Jeremy Lin’s nervous ticks on the bench.