A San Jose women unhappy with the way Charlotte Hornets’ guard Jeremy lin was being treated by NBA refs has had a six-and-a-half-minute video that she posted to You-Tube go viral.
According to a New York Times story, Hsiu-Chen Kuei would wait until her husband and three sons went to bed, then she would splice together specific clips of Lin being whacked, clotheslined and tumbling to the floor without a flagrant foul ever being called.
She did this for six nights — about three hours each night — using a video-edting program called Final Cut Pro. She called the video “Jeremy Lin: Too Flagrant Not to Call,” and on April 5 uploaded it to YouTube, the Times story said.
Lin, who went to Palo Alto High and then to Harvard, is Kuei’s favorite player.
The point of the video is that Lin is the victim of excessive physicality by opponents, and isn’t being protected by the league or NBA officials. It has attracted close to 1 million views, as well as over 1,000 comments world-wide, including stories from media outlets in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The NBA is feeling the heat and responded with a statement, the Times said. It’s backing the league officials, encouraging unhappy fans to read the rules about different fouls.
“I’m just happy that people are noticing this,” Kuei told the Times. “It’s not about views. I didn’t get money or anything. I didn’t want attention. I just want Lin to get fair calls.”