Jeremy Lin Says Steve Clifford Of Charlotte Hornets Understands His Game At A ‘Different Level’

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
Jeremy Lin Says Steve Clifford Of Charlotte Hornets Understands His Game At A ‘Different Level’
Jeremy Lin

One of the most National Basketball Association’s (NBA) recognizable basketball players, Jeremy Lin will be back for Charlotte Hornets. The 27-year-old point guard positioned player suddenly led a winning turnaround with the New York Knicks in 2012 that instantly brought him under public attention and his overnight fame gave birth a worldwide following called “Linsanity.” When his fame was at the peak, he is said to have rejected several endorsement opportunities worth tens of millions of dollars. Let’s see what Lin has shared in a recent conversation with the media outlets.

During the conversation, Lin has expressed that he “is a better player” and he has put everything rightly in the work. As revealed by SFGate and The Charlotte Observer, he believes that the head coach for the Charlotte Hornets, Steve Clifford understands his game well at a different level and he (Lin) is quite sure that Clifford will allow him to perform various things that he is capable of doing for the team.

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“But honestly, if you really dig into the numbers, if you look at my isolation-defense numbers, you will see me leading all point guards in blocks per 48 minutes. People think, ‘Oh man, he’s not that athletic.’ To me, people just see me being Asian and they think a certain thing. That’s not all of it, but that’s part of the story,” Lin said.

Lin was also asked the reason why he often makes comedic videos that attract millions of viewers. In reply, he said that his family members and friends “see him off the court and off camera” and he always makes fun and joke of the people surrounding him. He is always being asked by his close acquaintances that why he does not show ‘this side’ to his global fans and followers.

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Just over a month back, Lin’s younger brother Joseph had signed a deal with a Taiwanese basketball team, Fubon Braves, as confirmed by NBC News. He was quite excited about his brother’s superb selection and he showed off a tad family pride over social media saying that he had hardly imagined two professional basketball players from one family.

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About the author

Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.