I had a super duper great weekend in Charlotte, NC!! There were a few things getting me down in my personal life, but weekends like the last one I had, are the kind that put a smile on your face again and help motivate you for the upcoming week! The best ending or should I say beginning to my week was the Rockets v. Bobcats game. I had been looking forward to this game since the beginning of NBA season!!! But due to financial constraints I had to make a responsible adult decision (sometimes I hate being a responsible adult) between paying bills/saving money or splurging on an NBA ticket. So I decided that paying bills were more important than getting to see Jeremy Lin play basketball (believe me…it took me a while to come to this rational decision because I almost decided that my groceries were not that important and that I would eat my mom’s cooking for a month if I had to).
How I Got My Ticket!!
Well thanks to an amazing Lin Lady and friend….I did not have to make that decision!! *Pause For A Second* I just want to take a moment to gush about this wonderful person. She was one of my first followers on this blog and then we became Facebook friends. We talk EVERY DAY…EVERY DAY, despite our geographic and time zone differences. We have NEVER met but when she heard about my dilemma, she took the initiative to buy a ticket for me (and took the time to make sure it was near the Rockets’ bench) and surprised me with it. I was so happy to finally hear her voice on the phone (after conversing for almost a year) and to hear her surprise for me that I was in tears!! She had help from a few other Lin Ladies and I want to thank them also.
The even more amazing thing is…she is not the the only Lin Lady who has a heart of gold. I have NEVER met any of my Lin Ladies in person, but you all are so meaningful to me between sending me gifts and sending me emails checking up on me…I feel like this bond that Jeremy created between us, is what makes this blog so different from so many other sport’s blogs. So I just wanted to thank each of you for supporting me and my Jeremy Lin addiction!!
Final Score: HOU 100 and CHA 94
This game was really intense to watch, especially during the 4th quarter. During the first 3 quarters, CHA was leading by sometimes 10 pts. Now I love me some Rockets but if there was one team who could beat the Rockets and I still leave with a smile on my face …that would be the Bobcats. I always have split-team personality disorder when I’m watching them play live. And I was so happy that Kemba Walker had his career high of 35pts in this game and I know it was a tough loss. So basically by the end of the evening…I cheered whenever someone made a basket, whether they were Rockets or Bobcats. My only disappointment of the night was Lin not playing well and I wonder if he was more hurt during his fall in the 1st quarter, than he showed, because McHale benched him most of the 2nd and 4th quarter. Also he wasn’t smiling when he walked back to the locker rooms…even after the win.
Side note: I always thought that the Rockets were a good looking team…but DAMN are they a good looking team!! Jeremy is just as good looking in person as he is in the pics and his arms are super defined. Like I don’t think pics do them justice. Like he has arms that beg you to just grease them all day. Like…seriously. Chandler is still a cutie pie but he is too skinny in my opinion. I tired to catch some bromance shots, but I think they are on to us because they usually weren’t benched at the same time and if they were, they sat one seat apart from each other. Though in the 4th quarter they did sit next to each other and I saw them whispering and giggling to themselves And I think I have developed another crush…on Delfino. This man is smoldering!! Like he needs to be a model with his looks! I always thought that Morris was cute…and he looks even cuter in person….and those lips…ugh! So basically…I just want to be locked up in the Rockets’ locker room. Someone please…make this happen for me…please…
Top 5 Scorers:
1) Harden: 29 pts, 7 rbds, 7 assts
2) Morris: 21 pts, 8 rbds, 2 assts
3) Delfino: 16 pts, 3 rbds, 1 assts
4) Parsons: 14 pts, 7 rbds, 5 assts
5) Beverly: 10 pts, 3 rbds, 2 assts –> I really like him as Jeremy’s back up PG and he is just as quick on his feet in person, as he is on TV. Very glad to see a newbie playing well and making it into the Top 5!
My Video Highlights
OK, I apologize in advance for the poor quality of my videos. Between my camera phone, my shortness, other people’s heads and having to sneak video in…this was the best I could do with videos.
I think it was funny at 0:48 where the guy said that “we” all came out for Lin. Well I guess he wasn’t all wrong since my t-shirt was blaring about my JLin love and the Asian family in front of me also had their Jeremy Lin t-shirts on lol.
CP is so cute at 0:13 when he was hanging off of the rim!
That was how close my seats were!!
Parsons scored but later Lin was going in for a basket when he was easily blocked by a Bobcats player.
At least he made his free throws. Overall, just not a very productive game for Lin, but we all have our up days and down days.
Ugh…I hate how my voice sounds on video and I think it’s hilarious how everyone is calling for Jeremy but he ignores everyone…including me At least I got a hand tap from Aldrich.
LMAO…I’m laughing at myself. I am calling out all their names like I know them LOL. I did get a hand tap from Morris though! And yes, I had to turn the video off so that I could began to freak out and tell everyone around me, who would listen, that he almost touched my hand. Yes…I was that annoying fan that no one wants to sit next to LOL.
Like his fingers almost greeted mine…his hands reached out for a second for my outstretched hands…and I couldn’t breath. I was freaking shaking, I could barely type to the other Lin Ladies about the amazing thing that didn’t happen…but was supposed to.
This is what I want to do to Jeremy Lin!! Why won’t he let me?! Why couldn’t he look at me or just reach out 2 inches more?! Just 2 inches more!!! That’s all I freaking ask!! I’ve waited for over a year and I can’t even get a hand tap!!
OMG…OMG…he gave his head towel away!! The one that was filled with his sweat and odor and hopefully skin and hair particles!! OMG he gave it away….to the kid boy next to me!!! I wanted to freaking offer that little boy some money or candy or whatever for that towel but he ran back to his mommy too fast and I was afraid that if I ran after him, it would seem like I was trying to attack him especially because my face looked like this…
Why didn’t he give his head towel to me?! WHY?! Do you not see my shirt?! Do you know not how much I love you?!
My Picture Gallery
I really hoped everyone enjoyed my insider report of the Rockets v. Bobcats game. Maybe one day, I will be able to get even closer or hopefully a backstage pass or locker room view…or something. Until that day comes, I will continue to try my best to cover Jeremy Lin news and updates from NC!!