2014-15 Lakers Season: What Happened to Jeremy Lin Timeline

This post will capture important events of what happened in Jeremy Lin’s 2014-15 Season so we can look at the big picture of why Lin’s Laker season started somewhat promising with Kobe’s approval but quickly deteriorated when he and a few other players dared to call out Kobe’s selfish plays.

Table of Contents
    1. Revenge on Boozer/Lin’s One-Man Show Critique –  “End of the Bench!”
      11/17/14 PostGame 10 vs GSW. Boozer and Lin bravely called out Kobe’s one-man show. 3 things wrong with the team right now: “Communication, trust and effort.”

Game 20 vs BOS. Lin was inexplicably benched in the 4th quarter after being hot in the 3rd quarter In Progress
Game 21 vs NOP. Lin and Boozer were benched (as planned) In Progress

    1. Kobe’s Wrath on Nick Young’s “Kobe’s Injury Blessing to Others” – “DNP-ed!”

In Progress


TIMELINE


1. Revenge on Boozer/Lin’s One-Man Show Critique –  “End of the Bench!”

1A. 17 Nov 2014 PostGame 10 vs GSW. Boozer and Lin bravely called out Kobe’s one-man show

Said Jeremy Lin: “The game of basketball is … we’ve got to do it together. It can’t be … if I go into a game concerned about myself, then in some ways that’s detrimental to the team.

Lin later added, “There’s so many things wrong right now. At the top of the list, I would say communication, trust and effort.”

Said Carlos Boozer: “A lot of times we run a set, but Kobe is extremely aggressive. And then we try to hit the glass, get it off the glass. We’ve got to find a balance. It can’t be lopsided. We’ve got to find a balance.”

Gary Payton: Kobe’s Mentality Hurting the Lakers

 

1B. Game 21. The benching of Boozer and Lin (partly due to Kobe criticism)

Benching Lin and Boozer in Game 21 after both dared to call out Kobe for one-man show in Game 10 vs GSW


2. Kobe’s Wrath on Nick Young’s “Kobe’s Injury Blessing to Others” – “DNP-ed!”

Benching Nick Young after he dared to speak the truth about Kobe’s injury being a blessing for other players after Game 45 vs HOU. Nick’s ankle sprain was a weak excuse.