2015 NBA All-Star Week & Feb 19 Trade Deadline

We have 1 week break for the NBA All-Star activities in NY. Jeremy can use the time to recuperate from the cold/gastrointestinal issues well. Historically Jeremy has performed well in the 2nd half of the season in HOU after knowing what role he needs to play to contribute to the team. But we never know if it applies with Lakers tanking situation and lineup shuffling all the time to get good excuse to keep losing in the name of “rebuilding”

Trade Deadline is Feb 19 but it is unlikely Jeremy will be traded because his $6M owed salary and $8.3M cap will be prohibitive for contenders who want to use Lin’s service for 3 months. But if Mitch can swing a surprise deal, many Lin fans would welcome the news for the chance of Jeremy to get more Playing Time.

It’s clear that Lakers do not want to test Linsanity after Kobe’s injury because they prioritize tanking and Lin is definitely Anti-Tanking and will win more games if given more PT. And we have good ideas that Kobe wouldn’t want to risk Linsanity to rise in LA in his absence to hurt his image as the only hero player in LA.

It’s a tough situation but as fans, we can only support Lin to keep playing his best and weigh his options in the Free Agency in July 2015.

Will Jeremy have a chance to play for George Karl in Sacramento Kings? Or join Chandler Parsons in Dallas Mavericks? Or find a role with the Spurs who play beautiful team-ball but not offer much Playing Time with a multitude of PGs (Parker, Joseph, Mills)? I believe Lin will evaluate his options carefully and make the best decision in perhaps 1-2 year contract (2nd year player option) to see if his career can rise again after 3 years of playing with ball-dominant guards who took away his chance to be the main playmaker to fit his game.

I have a small hope (5%) for a trade chance but I’m not going to count on it.

Key NBA dates for 2014-15:

2015

Feb. 13-15 — 2015 NBA All-Star (Brooklyn and New York)

Feb. 19 — 2015 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy has two appearances in All Star week activities. In 2012 it was the Rising Stars game. In 2013 the Skills Challenge.

    Jeremy will be fine. Even if his career ended in April he’s achieved so much more than he ever expected a few years ago. And basketball is not the most important thing in his life.

  • Jeremiah

    JLin-related fantasy #3

    The third fantasy, as I said, is a bit corny. But I use it to make a point. You know how when anybody in the British Royal family gets married, the whole world goes crazy? Well I, for one, DGAS about the Royals. But if Lin resumed dating and eventually decided to tie the knot? Now, that would be like royalty getting married. This whole site would go nuts. It seems like Jeremy has decided to wait for his career to be more on track before starting his own family; he’s waiting for the Return of Linsanity.

    On Dec 22, 2014 I predicted that the Return of Linsanity was imminent. By carefully observing Kobe’s play and stats I realized after the Sacramento game that Kobe’s playing career was over. As I posted previously, to understand why Kobe is done, simply remember the acronym AIM: Aging, Injuries, Mileage. Thirty-six years old is not necessarily too old for a basketball player. And there are other athletes who have recovered from ruptured Achilles tendons. But when you combine Kobe’s age and injury history with his extremely high odometer reading, that’s when you realize that his motor is completely burnt out.

    My prediction of the imminent Return of Linsanity was predicated on a series of 5 dominoes falling: 1) Kobe obviously can’t play anymore 2) Lakers management realizes this and plans for a team without Kobe 3) Kobe retires 4) BS is replaced or reprogrammed into maximizing Lin’s strengths 5) Linsanity reappears. Domino # 1 did fall. Unfortunately, the chain reaction stopped before reaching domino #2 or #3. I didn’t realize it, but domino #3 is nailed into the hardwood: getting Kobe to retire voluntarily would require a multi-megaton explosion. And Lakers FO may prefer to give Kobe one more season to make his slow goodbye, rather than admit his latest contract was a mistake. That being the case, the Lakers current situation is nightmarish for Lin, and it will be just as bad next season. Clearly Lin will go to another team when he becomes a UFA this summer.

    But what about the 29 games that remain after the All-Star break of this season? As I wrote previously in a comment titled “People have short memories,” I think that some contending teams are interested in acquiring Lin for a stronger playoff drive. In fact, in order to get some fun and excitement out of this, I would like to bet against some posters who have argued strongly that Lin will remain a Laker to the end of the season. Specifically, I’d like to see if @JoeTeam and @joyce wardhave the courage of their convictions.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s have a Linsanity trade!! shall we?

  • Brent Yen
  • Jeremiah

    Yes! We’re ready for Linsanity! And we want tacos! Clap, clap, clap!!!

  • deesee5

    Will Lin be the new Pizza Guy? Guess we’ll wait and see..

  • webattorney
  • I had to laugh at the last line betting Lin will sign with whichever team offers him the most money. If Lin can spurn the millions of endorsement during Linsanity, he would have no problem signing for a cheaper contract for a team who gives him a chance to be the main playmaker.

    Hm, actually I hope HOU would offer the most money to Lin thinking it will bring back Asian financial revenue but Lin would decline for less money. It would be EPIC!
    Make it happen, Morey! =)

    Lin won’t command as much as he did three years ago, but here’s betting he signs with whichever team offers him the most money. It’s up to the Rockets whether or not that will be them.

  • Jeremiah

    And if Lin were getting married, wouldn’t it be especially exciting if the bride were one of our own? In that case we’d all be invited to the wedding. I would bring my basketball and become the only person in the whole world to have his basketball signed by Jeremy Lin…twice. Let’s see if I can remember the list of candidates: @IsabeliJane*17, @Sophie Paris, @Lymania, @Moominfloorin, @kittyhead, and @grace. Did I leave anybody out? I remember Lin saying that his future wife would have to be someone who loves God. I hope he’s got some additional requirements such as: She’s very kind and never rude or insulting, she’s very intelligent, she’s really good looking, and she’s pretty tall! We want to root for the next generation as well…

  • webattorney

    You have a point, but will a team allow Lin a chance to be the main playmaker even at a cheap price? I wish we could skip to the end of this year and see what happens. Ironically, it could be PBev out the door because Rockets might get Lin at a cheap price. I feel Rockets have as good chance of getting Lin as any other team, if not greater.

  • That’s also a good point.

    Both HOU and Lakers has diminished Lin’s value to the point that he’s seen as good backup PG in the NBA but not a starter although the playmaker job was taken by Harden and Kobe.

    Will NBA GMs know this and give Lin a chance to be the main playmaker in a PnR system that Linsanity thrived in NY?

    I wish we could be on the wall of these NBA GMs listening to the conversation but I guess we just have to wait until summer 2015. I wonder if there are big markets teams that can take advantage of Lin’s marketing value like HOU did.

    Nate said in twitter that NBA GMs knew Lin’s value but noone really knows until someone makes an offer in July-Aug 2015

  • David Kim

    Lin cheaper than Beverly? Really? LOL

  • That’s also funny LOL

  • webattorney

    Obviously, the chance to be the starting PG PLUS the chance to be a contender will be the two main considerations, not the money. I mean after you made $25 Mill USD, money shouldn’t be the consideration, especially for a Christian guy.

  • Jeremiah

    “…here’s betting he signs with whichever team offers him the most money.”

    That’s a statement that could be said about any professional athlete and it would be true in virtually 100% of the cases. Lin happens to be the exception to the rule and that’s what makes him so interesting to write about. So what does this writer do? He shows absolutely no insight or knowledge about Lin and chooses to be boring by ignoring the truth.

  • yes, Lin lamented the 3 years when he didn’t have a chance to realize his potential in Howard Beck’s article so it’s clear it’s the first priority in his mind regarding free agency.

    And he has proven his priority in his actions by not living a lavish lifestyle or have Lin girlfriends club that are quite expensive to maintain LOL

  • He’s just one of writers who will be pleasantly surprised by the # of clicks he gets from writing about Lin.

    But yes, the last line clearly showed he’s not familiar with Lin’s story of spurning millions of endorsements in NY so money is not a priority for Lin

  • webattorney

    Let’s not be so confident until Lin decides.

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, even if he did go with the highest offer…we will not know if that is purely because of Money or not anyway..

  • Jeremiah

    We will if he chooses Rox or Lakers. Haha.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yeah…LOL

  • Grace Nsns

    Librafree@Librafree
    1h1 hour ago
    Adorable!! #TBT @JLin7 at 8, playing soccer in Palo Alto AYSO Tigers. (credit truqueso IG)

  • true, Lin could totally surprise us by going to HOU which would be totally shocking.

    The best outcome I hope is for Morey to promote Lin & his #7 jersey on Toyota Center billboard then Lin declines politely =>

  • leeda harun

    how come Jeremy is cheaper than Beverly?

  • Good article on the rise of Stephen Curry in 2 years from having potential career-ending ankle-injury in 11-12 to being 2nd voted MVP.

    Curry is one of JLin’s best friends. Perhaps Lin can work out with Curry at Accelerate Basketball facility to hone his skills.

    And who knows if a relationship/marriage could also help Lin’s career the way Curry can balance his marriage with NBA career. Curry has similar faith and humble personality to Lin described in the article.

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/566002093123969024

    Like any good magic show, there is a truth behind the tricks. Curry’s work ethic is routinely lauded by his coaches, and he spends much of his offseason in Charlotte perfecting his craft at a facility — Accelerate Basketball — where outside-the-box techniques are used to make all of his special skills seem routine.

    “It’s working to be more comfortable with my handle, so that when there are situations where you’re being more crafty with things you do on the floor, you’re comfortable,” Curry said. “It’s a lot of lights, sensors and things like that where I can be able to handle the ball and take my mind off actually dribbling and work on it like it’s in a game, where you have to see a defender and you have to make a move and not really like think about the ball.

    “You have to be somewhat creative to begin with, but it hones your skills to that point where you’re not afraid to kind of test it a little bit in the games. It’s all sensory stuff, so that the last thing that I’m thinking about is the ball.”

  • He’s not. Bev has 1.1M salary vs Lin’s $15M for 2015
    It’s just a writer’s speculation for upcoming FA.

  • 1mtoldman

    pau gasol gave up multiple millions just to get out of la.

  • 1mtoldman

    now that the narrative in houston has turned against beverly he will be scrambling just as hard for a spot somewhere in f.a. as lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oops, you went there. Good luck with that.

  • Charlie Sun

    I was thinking the same thing about the similarities of Lin and Parker =)

  • true, if anything this HOU rumor of pursuing Lin could be unsettling to Bev since it’s somewhat a validation of Bev not doing a good job this year.

  • Charlie Sun

    What if the Lakers traded their first round pick to the Suns. The same first round pick that would have been lost to the Suns if the Lakers finished outside the top 5 draft picks. So that means the Suns would lose the pick to the Suns if the Lakers finished outside the Top 5 =O

  • Charlie Sun

    A hop, skip, and a jump from home for JLin

  • Spot

    Depends if Karl wants to continue the tank or start playing. If he wants to compete he needs a PG and lin and cousins could be Stockton and Malone.

    Pop will retire once timmy retires, Dallas could be a possibility, depends how high are on rondo… Best spot i still think it’s Boston. But danny Ainge treat players like morey so i don’t want Jeremy to be used like an assett.

    We will see. Our Jeremy Linovelas continue

  • Arsenium12 .
  • BuzzerBeater

    I know we all wish Jeremy could end up with the Spurs who are the best in the league, but I sadly think its a very unrealistic.

    They have Parker, Mills and a developing Joseph.

  • BuzzerBeater

    “Will Jeremy have a chance to play for George Karl in Sacramento Kings?”

    I want this so hard. Jeremy would fit his offense so well.
    I can feel it happening, the stars are aligning again 😀

  • Charlie Sun
  • Jeremiah

    Yeah there are other examples like D12 and Sessions? (all out of LA LOL) but virtually 100% is valid if there are only say 7 out of 10000 cases.

  • Jeremiah

    I’m a monster I’m a maven
    I know this world is changing
    Never gave in never gave up
    I’m the only thing I’m afraid of

    No matter what you’ll never take that from me
    My reign is as far as your eyes can see… it’s amazing
    So amazing, so amazing
    So amazing, it’s amazing

    I’m a monster I’m a killer
    I know I’m wrong
    I’m a problem
    That will never ever be solved

    They like, oh god, why he go so hard
    Look what he’s been through he deserve an applause

    I’m exhausted barely breathing
    Holding on to what I believe in

    No matter what you’ll never take that from me
    My reign is as far as your eyes can see… it’s amazing
    So amazing, so amazing
    So amazing, it’s amazing

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin was born and raised like most of the Asian family culture and that is respect, discipline and honor. He will continue to play the way he plays as BS assigned him to play and if even you don’t think it was BS, all you need to look at is his teammates, all of them go iso and shoot up out of control for their own stats without committing to team defense.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t care where Lin goes as long as he’s out of the Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    as i pointed out 2 someone below pau gasol gave up multiple millions to get out of la. and revitalized his career by doing so. the poster then noted other examples of nba players taking less money (and he said all of them were to leave la!–could it be the kobe influence?) (but commentators keep talking that the lakers will build around the aged muliply injured kobe, randle and the new free agents they will be able to attract next year when all this years expiring contracts drop)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Unlike Gasol, Lin was traded as he had no control of where he wanted be. Everyone was excited even the owner (Jennie) and Lin himself. But oh well how wrong we all were, Kobe’s ego turned to be a cancer and BS is helping it spreading.

    PS: Only Gasol knew and Nash knew about the cancer.

  • It’s definitely a long shot. It really depends if Pop sees Lin’s potential as a younger Parker (32) and whether Lin is willing to back up Parker for a chance to get a ring.

    This also assumes Pop sees Lin as much better backup than Mills and Joseph that can potentially replace Parker.

    I only wish Pop has interest in Lin and Lin would come for a workout with the Spurs. July seems so far away from now =]

  • Rick Johnson

    Laker fans and commentators are delusional. Those FUTURELAKER tweets are so irritating as if the Lakers have any attraction anymore. Since the CBA the Lakers can’t outspend, fly over the cap and buy any star throughout the league they want anymore. Kobe’s contract will cripple the organization preventing them from attracting FA and Kobe’s poor play and ball hogging will ruin any team they try to build. Not to mention their incompetent coach.

  • Jeremiah

    How many other @livyrlife’s have been driven from the “sanctuary” by unprovoked, rude treatment? I even remember @bluebell getting bullied once and she’s a Mod. It’s high time we expelled the money changers from the Temple.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Right now they only blame on the salary cap because of Kobe contact already took a big trunk of it. But in reality, no star had wanted to sign or to stay with the Lakers because they understand how freak it is to work with Kobe, now added BS.

  • grover chang

    Almost everybody from that rising star game roster are starters or stars except lin, landry, and marshon brooks. So sad three years later the disparity in support between Lin and those other rising stars

  • DLin

    By the way, just to let you know that God blesses devout NBA players, here is a list of devout NBA Christians… Lin is in good company. All NBA All Stars – quite a contrast from the deburchary that is often characterized with sport Athletes. Just goes to show the truly great players need a higher focus to live up to their potential besides money and honeys….

    1.) Dwight Howard
    2.) Stephen Curry
    3.) Chris Paul
    4.) Kevin Durant
    5.) Dwayne Wade
    6.) Nate Robinson
    7.) Richard Jefferson
    8.) Dikembe Mutombo
    9.) Jimmer Fredette
    10.) Hakeem Olajuwon
    13.) AC Green (virgin till 30)
    14.) Amare Stoudemire
    15.) Blake Griffin

    There should be others but can’t think of on top of my head….

  • Brent Yen

    I wonder where are the similarities?

  • orLinaryjoe

    What happened to her? Missed it.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Why pick a fight w/ a mod?

  • Jeremiah

    @Mods, let me draw you guys a picture. I take back what I said in anger about psalm234. I still think very highly of him (and most of the other Mods as well.) psalm seems perfectly and uniquely suited for the position of administering this great JLin fan site. However, in the interest of expedience, he has made a few bad choices. The situation at JLIn Portal is almost identical to the Lakers organization where:

    Jim Buss = psalm
    Mitch K.= Brent Yen or Mak (whatever)
    BS = JoeTeam
    Joyce = Kobe

    You see psalm made the bad choice of letting Kobe run amok with the help of BS. A lot of great fans have been turned away in the process. A sense of fairness and civility needs to be returned and maintained consistently.

    Thanks

  • Brent Yen

    What do you wanna achieve by posting this?

  • webattorney

    I don’t see too many similarities either but . . .

  • Jeremiah

    Because she picked MANY fights with me from behind the scenes using JoeTeam as her muscle. Each time it was unprovoked, each time JoeTeam came back with his nose bloodied, and each time it escalated. I’m sure all the Mods are well aware of this.

  • Brent Yen

    Not that I disagree…I would assume some other non Asian families do the same..?..

  • webattorney

    Being that Jim Buss is not painted in that good light, I don’t know what that means. LoL. I guess being Mitch K is the best. What brought this on? Just curious.

  • 1mtoldman

    theres a history here, im not entirely privy to it all best not to know i think.

  • Jeremiah

    1) Joyce does not have the proper temperament to be a Mod.
    2) Even as a non-mod her posts should often be flagged for rudeness
    3) She sent JoeTeam after me several time for reasons I can only guess at, but they’re not good.
    4) In summary, I’m trying to improve the site for everyone.

  • Are you expressing unhappiness with how Joyce moderates or her posting style?

    I haven’t heard a lot of great fans complained about Joyce. If she made mistakes, she has apologized recently and were received warmly by many members.

    I think she’s a good moderator and I haven’t received complaints from many great fans regarding her moderation.
    She can be passionate and opinionated but so do a lot of fans here.

    PS: Being ‘Jim Buss’ is not exactly a compliment considering how incompetent he’s been running Lakers organization LOL

  • Jeremiah

    You’re enjoying this too much. It’s an analogy. Not everything will apply across the board. Jim Buss and psalm are both the owners. But psalm does have much more wisdom and integrity than Jim Buss. Even so psalm has made some mistakes regarding a couple of the Mods.

  • I have to agree LOL

  • Arsenium12 .
  • ok, I see you equalize the ownership, perhaps Jeanie would be better example than Jim Buss then :]

  • Brent Yen

    I think Joyce is just opinionated…..and I do not think she sent anyone to after you…:P

  • Rick Johnson

    I just learned today that Lauren Holtkamp was going to go to divinity school. Probably one of the refs that calls JLin fairly.

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/lauren-holtkamp-nba-referee-d-league-wnba/

  • orLinaryjoe

    You know this, how?

  • Linja

    What a relief, No game, No pain.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Correction, mods.

  • orLinaryjoe

    And extra time to do other things!

  • Rick Johnson
  • BuzzerBeater

    so that would mean ..Jeremiah=Ronnie Price.

    But seriously, I gotta show my support to Joyce. I think she’s great , she’s open and not afraid to speak her honest opinions even if they may sometimes go against the majority. I like that she doesnt hold back just because she’s a mod.
    Its not like her or JoeTeam abuse their mod power, at least that I’ve seen.

  • Jeremiah

    “unhappiness with how Joyce moderates or her posting style”: Yes both. And I’m sure you agree without me having to elaborate.

    I imagine a lot of fans may have simply withdrawn or gone to the other site. At least there it’s every man for himself.

    If she made mistakes, she has apologized:” Yes she apologized, made the excuse that she is still in mourning, which we are all sympathetic to, and then proceeded to post improperly again. What especially killed me was right after requesting pardon due to her loss she posted the following regarding BS’s divorce:

    “Who freaking cares. Everybody got issues. Get over it.”

    Look, she can post a virtual fart and immediately get 20 up-votes (yes, I admit it. I’m jealous. LOL) but still many posters feel bullied by her and avoid the site. Maybe you should conduct a poll? Otherwise how can you tell. Look at what @disqus_kq1CzK2p0F:disqus wrote to me below. The site is rank with fear. It shouldn’t be that way. Heck, did you ever just ask @bluebell’s opinion?

    PS. Ok good you saw the post below. Do you really prefer to be compared to the diva with two BBs? LOL

  • Jeremiah

    Jeremiah is Jeremy!!! Ha. You must be Price 🙂

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOL I miss the days when we were all so excited for the next game, now we’re relieved there’s none! 🙁

  • Dorothy

    visiting babyLin at NY?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin’s tired, we are too. Nap time!

  • 1mtoldman

    someone else earlier said that.

  • Rick Johnson

    Flaming Hot Cheetos? I don’t think that is on Tim DiFrancesco the Strength & Conditioning Coach healthy diet plan. LOL

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/566040731479846912

  • Jeremiah

    I always respected and supported her too. But she’s so defensive it’s too easy to piss her off. I’ve had like 5 run-ins with JoeTeam and each time it was after I admonished or had some conflict with Joyce.

  • MoominFloren

    That’s why he’s trying to hide it haha

  • Jeremiah

    OK maybe JoeTeam came for his own reasons.

  • Steppen

    I highly doubt Houston want Lin back as a starter. Bench player – yes. Truth is, it’s very tough for Lin to get a starting job at this age where there’s an abundance of good pg. Many teams are not sold on Lin’s “Linsanity” abilities. But again, all he need is just ONE team that looks him in the eyes, welcome him with open arms and say “We want Linsanity 2.0. Let’s make it happen!”

    The Piston is another good squad but they have DJ Augustine, who is having his own “Linsanity” run. DJ is surprising good.

  • Jeremiah

    I’ve had like 5 run-ins with JoeTeam and each time it was after I admonished or had some conflict with Joyce. Or maybe JoeTeam came for his own reasons.

    Not much denial coming from the horses’s mouths though. I think they’re surprised that I knew. But they shouldn’t have been. They’re way easier to figure out than Kobe and BS.

  • BuzzerBeater

    BuzzerBeater is Swaggy P

    being that I also possess a great amount of swag.

  • MoominFloren

    Are we female fans the lakersgirls? Hehe

    Oh NO…. Jeremy never looks at us…….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Home

  • CJSHYY

    NY. He said he will be in ASG.

  • webattorney

    I am amused. I support Joyce’s valuable contributions. Everyone has weak good and bad points.

  • #CheetosGate LOL

    We have Suspect #1 in the Gastrointestinal sickness: Cheetos+Sushi!

  • and not so smooth either LOL
    caught red-handed

  • Steppen

    Well, more money means a bigger contract, which means a bigger role on the team. Generally. Who wants to pay more for “little,” ??? Except the crazies: Houston and L.A.

    Possible: The Grizzlies, Nuggets, Kings, Heat, Pacers, Piston.

  • leeda harun

    hehe….it is time for jeremy to make his own sushi…

  • I think that’s what the problem was LOL
    Sushi & Cheetos don’t agree with him

  • Rick Johnson

    Doing what? Is he in some event?

  • joyce ward

    @disqus_9LKVS0SiuC:disqus let’s be very clear. I hardly post here or anywhere anymore because I am very busy at work. I come here and I see your postings, always trying to stir the pot when somebody disagrees with you. You can’t simply agree to disagree and move on realize other people have other views than yours. No you go on and on trying to prove your point that you are right. The last posting that to stir the pot was when you got mad when Joe Team wouldn’t apologize to you. You ran to Psalm24 like a child demanding that he make Joe Team apologize to you. Nobody has gun to your head to stay here if you don’t like what’s being posted here. There are other sites that you can post on and not come back. Insanity is doing things the same way and expecting things to change. Also if I am not mistaken with your cryptic post, you violated one of the rules on here by attacking other posters, by saying that Psalm 24(Jim Buss), Brent (Mitch), Joe Team (BS) and me (Kobe). I consider that an attack. As I stated before, if you don’t like it here leave. You are just mad because the mods over here will not let you run amuck like the other site…BTW, you should spend better use of your time than trying to stir up drama, where there is none…smh

  • CJSHYY

    No. I guess just like what Young said to show or talk w GMs for future contract… I think so. Let’s why HB’s article show up yesterday just in time for Lin.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If my memory serves me right, JLin only said he would be in NY to visit his bro; didn’t say anything about ASG.

  • joyce ward

    OK, I was talking to a buddy of mine who is a long time Laker fan, and he is thoroughly disgusted with the Lakers F/O, Kobe Worthy and Magic Johnson. He says that Lakers were once a dynasty with the old school brand of basketball, but the NBA has moved on and the Lakers are stuck in the 80’s. He thinks that Magic’s rant to Buss the other day was bring on any superstar. They don’t care if they help the team, but they need a superstar to sell tickets other than Kobe.My buddy believes that the Buss will feel pressured into signing a max contract to Rondo, if he wants. My friend thought that Love might jump ship, but he thinks now that since LBJ has shown him some love he will stay with the Cavaliers.

  • 1mtoldman

    this is what i remember.

  • 1mtoldman

    jeremy doesn’t look at the laker girls either.

  • joyce ward

    What did Young say?

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Lin will be out of Lakers this summer from HB article. Now Kobe will be very happy bc he sure will push Lakers to sign Rondo. That’s good. I’m just so happy Lin can out of Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    i have a feeling kobe will keep
    “coming back” from injuries for an infinite time. announcers on tnt on the last lakers game were projecting a future of kobe, randle and another superstar.

    pretty much all the current roster lakers will be gone either next year or the next. no ones on contract for any length of time.

  • joyce ward

    I think so too. Lin seems to be not worried and just coasting.

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree. I think and have always believed Clarkson and that starting lineup now is trade bait. Lakers will not be that storied franchise as in the 80’s. I predict utter failure in the future with the Lakers. Good thing LA has a football team coming back.

  • Brent Yen

    Why do I feel that suddenly there are just some articles poping out writing about lin in depth?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! From HB’s article… ” “The Rockets remain high on Lin and are expected to be among his chief suitors this summer.” Among… that means more than 2? No wonder Lin looks so clam.

  • joyce ward

    What do you mean?

  • 1mtoldman

    who? rams? is that a done deal? (my son is in st. louis). works for the newspaper there.

  • Brent Yen

    Beck’s article..than Gardner’s…….

  • MoominFloren

    You mean besides HB’s article? What else?

  • Acbc

    I wish I was a bear and I could just hibernate till May.

  • joyce ward

    I think it is St Louis…

  • joyce ward

    So what do you think it means?

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    I feel Lin’s PR team at work

  • joyce ward

    OK, good thing:)

  • Brent Yen

    But haha…who knows….just a guess

  • MoominFloren

    Thx

  • kittyhead

    I remember he said he will go to NY to watch his brother’s games? Last year he also went to NY to visit his two brothers.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think HB helps Lin a lot… still support him. Really like HB.

  • joyce ward

    BTW thanks for having my back with that poster @disqus_9LKVS0SiuC:disqus:)

  • 1mtoldman

    10 steals for chicago tonite against cleveland; accounting for part of clevelands 16 turnovers. lebron has 8 turnovers. this alone pretty much accounting for chicago’s relatively comfortable lead.

  • Brent Yen

    No problem, I believe this is a good site with good and diversed mods/posters..

  • Brent Yen

    Since baby Lin is a shooter….if they can play together……oh..that spacing…..and chemistry

  • joyce ward

    I advocated earlier in the season that he/Young do interview with some of the players, because those two together are really funny..LOL

  • MoominFloren

    Yep…only kids can get his attention

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I thought about that too. PG/SG… that will be great!

  • joyce ward

    I think so too. I think a lot of posters want to do what they do over at the other site. In the back of my mind, I really do believe that looks at what is posted here especially since we donated $4100 to his foundation. Lin is a very humble athlete and would want to know more about the site that donated so much money to his charities. I feel that our site should be where lin’s positives should be accented more than his negative game. Lin get s that all the time form the NBA, but we try to focus on the positives of his games on this site.If lin was to ever venture onto this site, I want our positive and encouraging posts to resonate with him and know that we have his back no matter what and he can feel safe here.

  • JoeTeam

    I’ve been called bs? No big deal, bs has a lot more power and supporters than me lol. Oh well, … going think now. Love y’all…

  • Brent Yen

    Well said…

  • joyce ward

    I think the poster got his feelings hurt, and he is trying to stir some drama up, hoping that I will step down as a moderate. He got the wrong woman, I am not that person.

  • Brent Yen

    repost this article…I do not know who that author is or why they write about Lin.
    The Strange and Badly Misunderstood Career of Jeremy Lin

  • JoeTeam

    Huh? I only disagree or agree genuinely.

  • CJSHYY

    Good to click?

  • Brent Yen

    It is ok…..very long tho

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It is written by Tom Gardner@BornToRunTheNum
    I am a data-obsessed political junkie and baseball fan with a long track record of accurately handicapping races in both fields.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Here is what I meant, most Asian people are still and will always behave the way thousands years old tradition. Asians parents always teach their children about not to be a disgraced or dishonor their family/people/nation .Like the most recent about the Korean air owner’s daughter. How her public apology was and many more.

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah…seems like mainly a political issue writer…

  • Brent Yen

    He is talking about one of the greatest in Kobe…right? LOL
    https://twitter.com/PureSweat/status/566078968441221120

  • Bearness

    I’m not sure why you keep making demands as if the administrators of this site owe you something, but it is really reaching trolling level. You demand Psalm to feature your post. You demand JoeTeam to apologize to you. If someone disagrees with you, you get all upset and won’t let it go. Now, you are claiming you are “trying to improve the site for everyone.” But, you really are not. I come here to read some discussions between Lin fans and hear Lin news. Reading posts like yours is not improving that experience. Psalm and other mods are doing a great job of running this site without your help.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He should just reword it as “Why Tim Duncan is a great offensive player”, otherwise others will use it for other good offensive players but aren’t even “fundamentally sound” or take a lot of “my turn” shots.

  • sport

    What the heck? Rockets want Lin back since when?! No thanks!

  • kittyhead

    But he once said Lin could be a rookie’s backup in NYK last year.Since then I dont follow his twitter. It’s a surprise for me he interviewed Lin and wrote this article.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bull-eye girl.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Another set of brothers in the NBA? Why not..

  • Tey Ling

    Agreed, it is easy to criticise and rant on the negatives, but not easy to bring out the goodness and positives genuinely. We need good vibes in our life, not the negativity.

  • Brent Yen

    I remember that, and I think he said that given how Lin was treated in NBA in general.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Acbc

    Just let it go. You will never win this one. All the mods are friends and have been together for a long time with liked mind thinking. In fact, I’m friends with them so you are not going to convince many to be on your side. The harder you push the more people will rally around them and not you. This site is a private site that can choose who they want to be members. You have the same choice to either accept their guidelines or not. The mods do an amazing job of keeping things civil and keeping the haters out. Don’t bite the hands that feed you.

    Joe team has already apologized to you yet you keep bring it up as a badge of honour. Just let it go or you’re going to keep painting yourself into a corner.

  • kittyhead

    I really hope this is his PR team’s work and look forward Lin could sign with a new agent like Dan Fegan.lol

  • Grace Nsns

    Howard Beck, prob part of PR work.

    Dan Fegan? no way, Lin won’t allow others to take full control of his life.

  • CJSHYY

    I know that but I think he just tried to let NYK to trade back Lin first… I believe he is a big supporter for Lin otherwise Lin will not did the interview w him like friend one on one.

  • CJSHYY

    Right now should open for everything bc just like looking for a job… you can have the interview before you got the offer.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    As of now, Kobe’s people in the media have been spreading the news that it’s Jim Buss who gave Kobe the money but never Kobe/his agent who wanted the big contr

  • Brent Yen

    M……that does not make sense at all…so Kobe was FORCED to take those money?

  • Charlie Sun

    After reading the article, I like how consistent JLin has been when you crunch the numbers. When you look per 36 min, he has been around 15 pts/ 7 assists despite less than ideal circumstances. Imagine if he had a nurturing environment? Easily crack 20/10 and be in All Star consideration. No matter what is thrown at JLin, he remains a solid rock. That is consistency.

  • winner

    Yes, an very fair article about Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    20/10 will be in MVP consideration if on a winning team.

  • sport

    Able to get to the rim?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No but other experts have been complaining that if Kobe wanted another championship he should do something about it. Plus who knew behind close door what his agent was asking the Lakers?

  • Bearness

    Nice summary of Lin’s career timeline. Tell Psalm somebody else did all the work for him already. LOL

  • bolero

    He needs to get himself check for worms. Lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL all the works and then some…

  • CJSHYY

    I really think HB helps Lin a lot …

  • Bearness

    I cannot believe a NBA player just goes to 7-Eleven by himself to pick up Cheetos. That is hilarious and just the kind of thing that makes me like Lin. I don’t think he should be eating that stuff as a pro athlete though. Haha

  • sport

    Maybe Lin can try out this facility as well!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s ok. He burns a million calories anyway.

  • Beidou

    Excellent summary backed up withfacts. Thanks for finding it.

  • Jeremiah

    Joyce, what the heck are you even talking about? When did I ever “stir the pot?” You said the same thing to livyrlife and bluebell. Do you even have a clue which poster you are talking to or do you just say the same things to everyone? I never keep arguing with anyone. That’s not me. And I didn’t run to psalm like a child, I forced your boy JoeTeam to apologize and if you noticed he did it right quick. Nobody has a gun to my head, and even if they did, I don’t run like some people do. But your bullying has made some people withdraw in disgust and that needs to stop. So you consider it an attack for me to compare you four to the Lakers organization? Well that was posted to psalm and he just laughed about it. But I’m sure that even you see the truth and irony in it. By the way, now that we’re talking, could you please, for heaven’s sake, finally realize that the word “wonder” is NOT spelled with an “a?”

    I really don’ t want to continue arguing with you. It’s pointless. You’ve attacked me several times now for absolutely no good reason so I just want to solve the problem. Let’s make a bet. You have asserted many, many times that Lin will remain a Laker until the end of this season. In fact you even barked it in my face once. Down below, I’ve pasted several of your comments to refresh you memory. Now my sauce tells me that Lin WILL be traded by the Feb 19th deadline. Are you willing to bet that he won’t be traded? If the deadline passes, and Lin is still a Laker, then I will permanently ban myself from this site. But if Lin is traded by the 19th, then you will do the equivalent. We’ll know the answer within a week. Do we have a deal?

  • sport

    Houston are bunch of Lin haters! I wouldn’t waste time even meeting with them.

  • Charlie Sun

    Stop playing with my heart by reminding me that JLin is not with the Spurs =P

  • joyce ward

    My take is that the Lakers can’t sell their bs about this team anymore.The season ticket holders are not buying it and are not willing to hang in there anymore. Magic goes to the media with that the Lakers have to sign a superstar in the summer to save the team, trying to put pressure on the F/O to do something. Kobe wants Rondo(no matter that he has been an utter fail with Mavs), just to keep facade that the Lakers’s are the best and that the team is rebuilding and only a season way to be a contending team. Fans, NBA and media outlets are not buying it.

  • Very well said, Joyce.

    I feel that mods and posters here have worked very hard to guard the positive values in this site so if Jeremy Lin visits, he would admire his fans to echo his values.

    There are already so many negatives in the world or Lin haters in social media. I agree 100% that as Lin fans, we shouldn’t focus on any negative aspects but focus more on Lin’s positives including appreciating the positives of other fellow posters.

  • wow.. this is like a complete essay of Lin’s journey.
    We definitely need to bookmark articles like this!
    Good find!

    It deserves endless retweet in twitter!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe JLin did say that he was only allowed to eat food that he liked once in a little while. Not going to worry about this. He deserved to have one after what he wen thru in the last couple games with illness:-) This is his break. He can indulge himself for a change:-) Give him a pass!!!!

  • Thanks!

    Hope your procedure went well? Let us know how we can pray or send good wishes for you.

  • Jeremiah

    By the way, your boy JoeTeam “has friends that know things.” And they also say no trade. “Lin’s cost is prohibitive.” So if Lin is traded, can you take your boy with you? Much obliged.

  • joyce ward

    Don’t even try it. Yada Yada, Yada, that is all I hear you saying You came and attacked me and many of the posters on this site. I don’t buy your act for one minute. I am in the business in weeding out what is phony and what is real. I get paid on my job handsomely for this. So I don’t buy your act for one minute. As I stated before, why stay somewhere your knowledge and opinion is not valued. So please spare me the false provodous. BTW I am not that woman to quit being a moderator because you are all about the drama. Dude your whole card has been checked and peeped, so stop the madness, we are done talking…smh

  • yeah, it’ll be good for Lin to work out with his good friend Steph!

  • possibly quickness is #1

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not yet. It will be on 17 Feb; 16th your time:-) Thanks! For now try not to think too much about it. Pray that my body will take anesthetic better this time: can wake up quickly, no feeling nausea and quick recovery from surgery. Also pray for good outcome that doesn’t need major surgery and further treatment. I know I’m asking too much but well why not? Our God is Rapha; He is a healer!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Magic went public to bash the only son of the team owner who grew and treated him like his own son was the lowest of the low especially when the Lakers gone down hill. Magic should on the other hand to keep this private instead of.

    The Lakers are in a civil war between the newly heir owners and the elite 80′ 90′ 00′ championship who believe they own the young Busses.

    If I could talk to Jim Buss I would tell him to fire them as soon as possible. Even the Bulls after Michael to realize how long does it take to rebuild a team? No team can stay dynasty forever.

    Jim Buss latest biggest mistake was to bring in his enemy’s ally, BS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. Few reporters that I follow begin to mock BS. Lakers can continue to bury their head in the sand; the longer they do, the bigger hole they dig. My prayer is just for JLin to play well and stay healthy for the remaining of the season if he isn’t being traded. Then be free in FA.

  • Acbc

    The harder they try to cover their donkey, the more it stinks. The big lie began when KOBE refused to make the super team work when they mortgaged their future on Howard and NASH. Since then it’s been one bigger lie after another to cover up for Kobe’s donkey. Everyone else in the world can see through it, but only LA continues to drink the coolaid. Everyone is jumping ship including Lin. Lin is a consummate team player and Kobe can’t even get along with him. Who else but a washed up superstar will take the free money from LA to hide Kobe’s ego.

  • Jeremiah

    If I put that into Google translate, which language should I choose? Cause I can’t make heads or tails out of that blurb. Certainly not a yes or no regarding the bet I proposed. I figured as much. I speak logically about the possibility of Lin being traded away from the Laker h-ll hole and you have the audacity to scream in my face that he will remain a Laker till the end of the season for “insurance purposes.”
    Now I ask you to back up your claim so you switch to gibberish?

    I guess you feel threatened or intimidated by me for whatever reason so you attacked me several times and that’s bad enough. But don’t turn around and claim that I attacked you or anyone else. My profile is open so it’s very clear that you’re lying. Ok, I won’t embarrass you any further. Just stop attacking me or sending your boy JT and we’ll get along just fine.

  • joyce ward

    You are truly pathetic..Nobody is buying your act right now…smh…

  • Acbc

    That’s how highly I think of Lin too. When you read that tweet about Duncan and efficient scorers, all I can think of is Lin. The real problem isn’t Lin, it’s the league that keeps pushing him away.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Are you all looking forward to any event from the All Star Weekend?

    I only care about the 3pt contest and Skills Challenge.
    And is it immature of me to wish Beverley sucks at it and gets stuck forever in the passing section? lol

  • james brown

    seems it describes Jeremy Lin’s strength!!!!

  • Acbc

    KOBE coulda, shoulda and woulda won if he’d let NASH run the team. Howard and Gasol would have feasted and KOBE could have cherry picked. They all could’ve rode into the sunset.

    No, KOBE isn’t interested in winning anything if he isn’t the superhero crimestoper. That’s the bottom line.

  • Keith

    Nah. Not really

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t really look forward to any AS event.. now that you mentioned it, I want to see how Beverley.. will FAIL

  • joyce ward

    I don’t care about any event, now that Lin is not involved. There also a lot of fans who feel like the All Starr Game is more that than the subterfuge that is going on with the NBA…just sayin…

  • Jeremiah

    You’re starting the wear my patience down to the bone. I have so much ammunition that if I open up with guns blazing, it won’t be pretty. You calling me pathetic and shaking your head is really asking for it. I already told you. You do you and I’ll do me and the beat goes on. You’re the one that attacked me repeatedly for nothing but vile, vicious reasons. I’m the one who needs to be angry. So just back it up and get out of my face!

  • Acbc

    Wow, you really have issues.

  • Jeremiah

    OK, I just filled a whole page with attacks and insults. But after about 2 sentences the guilty feeling started to grow until by the end of the rant I just felt terrible. This is definitely not something Jeremy would do. Not something anyone decent person would do. Let’s just stop. I’m sorry this even started. Peace out.

  • kittyhead

    I would rather see a movie…yawn

  • Jeremiah

    Do you care to elaborate? And while you’re at, tell us about yours.

  • CJSHYY

    Neither am I. Boring to me.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Guess what? He got away with it because people like MJ and LA media are blaming it on Jim Buss for hiring D’Antoni instead of himself Mr. Bryant.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    In case you’re frustrated about someone or something from this site, it’ll help a lot if you’ll stay away from the site for a few minutes/hours/days to clear your thoughts and feelings.

  • Jeremiah

    Don’t cry Bearness. You can demand that psalm feature your post next time. (not that I ever demanded anything except an apology from JoeTeam for an unprovoked attack.) You don’t know the whole back and forth between JT and I so why do you try to comment?

  • sport

    I also know basketball fans who don’t care for the All Star game. Although I do think the challenges are fun to watch.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…my conclusion after this 3 yrs is, NBA simply is not ready for Lin YET

  • Jeremiah

    Acbc, has anyone asked you to act as spokesman for your “friends?” No? Maybe there is a reason for that. Don’t tell me what to do. If I’m attacked, I respond. You can go quiver in fear or cover your ears. That’s your choice. I’m doing just fine without your advice.

    And FYI, the Mods don’t all see eye-to-eye. They indulge JW for whatever reasons. Why do you say I keep bringing up JT’s apology? I never even mentioned it. Maybe once today in response to Joyce? It was not a spontaneous or sincere apology anyway. It was coerced and therefore lame. Even by JT’s incoherent standards. People with your attitude never get anything accomplished. Everyone says that Lin is a backup, so we must accept it. PFV says Kobe/BS are making Jeremy a better PG so we must accept it because he’s done so much good. And Joyce treats some perfectly nice posters like crap, and no one even says a word for fear of insulting her. And, Acbc, the brave, stay quiet as a mouse EXCEPT to speak up and tell me to what to do. I really admire you!!!

  • JoeTeam

    You are a strong lady who’s served.

  • will do, Mel. Good to see you in great spirit :]
    Will pray for healing and wisdom for the doctors indeed for a successful surgery.

  • bolero

    Joe Lin got injured. not sure what kind.

    http://instagram.com/p/zB0DkCw3zL/

  • JoeTeam

    I can’t stnd the vitriol that comes in waves. We can be consistent in mind.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sad that JLin’s brother is injured.
    https://twitter.com/bolero2010/status/566115868740829184

  • Acbc

    I’d rather have a tooth canal

  • kittyhead

    I hope Lin could sign with a more powerful
    agent in this field. He’s a nice person so
    he needs an agent to play the bad guy role.
    Take Fegan for example, he is strong enough to help Parsons force Morey not to pick up the TO and signed a great contract with Mavs because Fegan also has good relationship with Cuban. I think an agent like Fegan wouldnt allow the Lakers or BS to demote Lin as a rookie’s backup in his contract year.

    Besides, a good agent could help clients by using his own relationship and resources. I remember in an interview, Lowry said Chauncy Billups is his long-time
    mentor and help him to be a better player. That’s because Lowry’s agent also reps Chauncey Billups and introduced Chauncey to mentor Lowry on and off court. And I dont think Lin’s present agents could offer him this kind of resources…

  • Brent Yen

    Like….Laker kiddos?

  • Acbc

    Maybe more that people are fed up with KOBE and his antics. Lin is one of the good guys who has never done anything but right to anyone. So maybe the tide of sympathy is also pushing to open a new dialog on his Laker marginalization.

    Let’s hope that Kobe’s darkness will be contrasted by Lin flame of hope in LA.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nobody here is out to insult somebody, not @awarde:disqus, not @joeteam:disqus, not @psalm234:disqus… differing opinions but not in any way insults.

    The common enemy we have are the Jeremy haters and big doubters.

  • Maknusia

    I think, we should keep this article in our archive. The writer, Tom narrated the story well…starting from NYK to ROX and LAL

  • Maknusia

    Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases

  • Maknusia

    totally…fire it on!

  • Maknusia

    Or could, be they are frustrated the way LAL had been behaving, the least they could do is using Lin and keep the game interesting

  • Acbc

    You have too many anger issues that forces you to take on everyone that don’t agree with you. Too bad. You seem to want to be a good guy but underneath is some unresolved things in your foundation that won’t let the best of you come out. It rages not at us but at some deeper issues. I hope you find some peace soon.

    Looks like I’m going to have to add you to the unread list of people. It pains me to have to deal with such anger because I also had some deep rooted anger issues in my 20s. All I can say is that failure and sadness isn’t what defines who we are. It’s what we hope to be and how we get up each time we fall down that defines who we are. Believe in the good in you at every turn and no matter how hard you fail and other continue to judge you, make yourself get up again and again until you redefine yourself.

  • Jedi

    The Admiral: David Robinson.

  • Jedi

    Are you sure?? That’s pretty drastic man…
    Tooth canals are vicious. I would rather put up with 3 hours of nonsense on TV than anything related to my teeth.

  • Grace Nsns

    Too bad, sounds like serious. When it rains it pours.

  • Acbc

    When you get older you’ll see that not many people will see eye to eye. You accept what you agree with and discard the rest. That’s how you cooperate and get along. You’re problem is that you don’t see that friends are necessary you’re friend just because you think alike.

    Friends are made by feelings and feelings don’t have rational. They are to be treasured not to be conquered. I made that mistake in midlife and lost a dear friend that shocked my foundation. Being a friend has nothing to do with how much you think alike or what you do are similar. We all have opinions and they get stressed by Lin’s situation. We say things in anger and disgust but we also know that’s all it is. We just let it go because it’s just that. Khuang and I don’t agree on things but I still consider him to be a friend because we’ve been talking for along time and many times on different points of view. He is also very strong minded and I’ll never share his views on Asian hate as the root cause of everything.

    The best example of this is my wife of 30 years. She is a strong willed successful business women who bows to no one. We’ve had our share of arguments but that never took away our love for one another. She never lets me forget that I chose her as my soulmate becuase she was equally strong, or maybe stronger than I am. Our life isn’t defined by who won or loss arguments but by how much we loved one another. Challenging each other each day makes us stronger and more respectful of each other.

    When I lost my friend, I may have won my argument, but lost in my heart. It weakened my foundation to know that he wasn’t ever going to be there again for me. Trust me, winning arguments is pointless if you lose their hearts.

  • Brent Yen
  • JoeTeam

    I am looking forward to Valentine’s day 🙂

  • Jedi

    A bit poignant but nonetheless enjoyable. Thanks for finding this.

  • The timing for publication of 3 Lin-related articles has coincided with the beginning of All-Star break.
    These are well-researched articles and must have been prepared in many days or weeks. Too much coincidence?

    Has Lin’s journey made people pause and noticed the oddity of his journey in the NBA in the past 3 years after Linsanity?
    Let’s hope it makes a difference, whatever it might be.

  • CJSHYY

    I think maybe bc like Young said during ASG it’s the period for Players in contract year to talk w GMs…. that’s why so many articles to support Lin.

  • TTNN

    uh, sad, no wonder Jeremy is not going to NY, he said he want to see his brother play…..

    And looks like Joe will miss his last year of playing, if he played well, could land him into a professional career

  • I know, right :] I just need to create a link on that post.
    Thank God for saving hours of work. LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, and if this place that has been created to be a good place has all this emotion, it means we’ve all tripped up. So far I think it’s working, especially given the reason for our aggregation in being Lin fans is all messed up to a weird FO agenda. At lease HOU was trying to win, with political agendas. LAL is not trying to win and they have ego agendas waaaay bigger than Harden. So I take it this site is doing ok given that mess in Lin’s org.

    Next year probably will be better, hopefully. For now, we must be as calm as Lin.

  • Acbc

    Admiration? Is this what it’s all about?

    The purpose of my postings on this site is to add to the collective intelligence of the Lin family. Read a little bit about bee intelligence and how they survive as a specie. The workers go out and gather Intel and come to the nest to do their dance and have absolutely no ego about who’s right or who’s wrong. You keep needing others to agree with you. Your posts have value, but your need for aproval gets in the way of your delivery.

    Read my post to myself that was meant to answer this post as well.

  • JoeTeam

    It was not an unprovoked attack. Stop with the victim reframe. What you did was lament to mods to discipline GoodDayLA and I asked you to stop triangulating and address it with GDLA and flag him if it didn’t abate. I also said you are heading to passive aggressiveness if you keep up the habit of triangulating. You blew up at me and I apologized a day later after all the drama. You said it was past, but obviously it has not passed.

    I stand by my post originally:

    1. it is not healthy to triangulate, especially on boards that have no memory

    2. if you do, you end you in a corner and passive aggressiveness or open aggressiveness will happen, because you do not control anyone here and cannot expect to do so.

    That is all. I only comment because you are retelling the story falsely. I have no emotion on this and am just defending myself, not being defensive. I stand by my apology and the grace that was created for a time, by it.

  • JoeTeam

    and JW also shares a ton of relevant Lin information and how she interprets them. It really improves the peripheral vision for me as a Lin fan.

  • I won’t mind getting a pleasant surprise soon :>

  • Maknusia

    I would rather copy the article here…never trust internet sites…they come and go

    I could do that later when I get some time within next 2 days

  • Maknusia

    lol…i was about to say the same thing!

  • Brent Yen

    I did that already….

  • JoeTeam

    I did not come after you. I kindly advised you to stop triangulating your anger on GoodDayLA at psalm and address GDLA yourself. I cautioned you if you kept up the triangulation, it would turn into passive aggression. Or, as it turns out, it can be both passive and open aggression. Calling on the Mods to help you in your disagreements – well, we discussed that too. Mods will delete both sides and you will be disappointed if you feel you were in the right. So it was – you were angry at psalm because he deleted your posts and mine, escalating on him.

    Just remember something – psalm is in a no win position with trolls. He’s expressed a culture and a set of rules. Mods are following that, and I resigned from being a Mod so my post don’t inadvertently step on his mod policies. I try to uphold the community, and that’s about it.

    Please stop posting false reframes about me, and please stop with the insults.

  • Maknusia

    wow another great article and backed up with numbers!

    we need to grab this as well 🙂

  • Maknusia

    and this need to be tweeted as well

  • JoeTeam

    What are you talking about, Jeremiah?

  • Brent Yen

    We are counting on you. Make a few posts and make them pop! pls

  • Maknusia

    i kinda agree with you now…could be

  • Acbc

    Yeah, my wife is a dentist. I never try to win a fight with her because she may just pull some teeth while I’m asleep. Lol

    The thing about root canals is that the pain will go away soon enough, the ASG is a reminder how cruel the world can be and that pain goes down into the soul, it festers and takes far longer to wipe away.

  • anything special?
    maybe a hidden 4th article on Lin? lol Easter Egg

  • Maknusia

    no wonder you love root canal! lol

    I will ask my wife, if i could get a dentist

  • Brent Yen

    LOL I muted it.

  • Maknusia

    that was 7 hours ago….even I couldnt comprehend why the aggressiveness.

    I would rather have this topic put at rest…cheers

  • sport

    Hope it’s isn’t too serious, would like to see Joe Lin try getting into the NBA as well especially when his parents said he’s a better shooter than JLin. i do wonder why JLin chose the path to be a PG instead a SG since SG can shoot more.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks…and lets give this topic a rest…Happy Valentines

  • Maknusia

    you sleepy bum…will do since its Valentines…Happy Valentines, mate

  • Keith

    I clicked on the link, but it said “This content is currently unavailable” . FML.

  • linspiredinla

    I think he will still go to visit his bro. You have info he is not going?

  • JoeTeam

    I read what you wrote Mak ha ha. Wise …

  • Maknusia

    it went into moderation…lol

  • JoeTeam

    well, even NBA playaz have to take that one back. But your point is good, that Valentine’s Day can be one where you appreciate friends too. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve missed my buddies because some married mean wives, some got greedy, some made money and decided they were too good for anyone, and anyway, it’s hard to keep friends for a long time.

    A buddy once told me when his brother died – sad, now there’s one less person who remembers him when he was a child, going back decades, and that part of him is gone forever. So we need our buds … Happy V day to you and your posse.

  • Jo
  • Maknusia

    exactly….linkedin had helped me get back to lost friends…now we have tons of whatsapp going…even though most of us had relocated.

    Humans need kinship to stay healthy and in peace. I have never hated anyone, when though how hard they try…I just ignore them. Hate is on of worse enemy one could have…it kill you from within…

    Its such a joy…whenever we get a chance to get to gather, old memories lives!

  • JoeTeam

    Hmm … http://www.hamilton.edu/athletics/mens-basketball/roster-detail?id=2552767&

    So he’s 6’1″ 150 lbs. + stats.

    Wonder what his major is … I mean, can he afford to mess around and play in another country or what career he’s going to do. I have a suggestion … Sports and Financial management he he.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, that is why forgiveness is so important.

    One thing though … apathy has been said to be worse than hate. I wonder if it’s true. probably not … lol (that last bit was me being Brent).

  • JoeTeam

    ok by me.

  • Maknusia

    close…i guess…suppression of emotion is not good as well…there is no point holding a grudge against oneself, or another or anything for that matter.

    We live to enjoy life….so why we should bring in negativity in our life..thats the question one need to ask

  • JoeTeam

    He not sure if you guys saw but Toney D got picked up for 10 day contract back from China. Hope he makes the rotations. NOP.

  • Maknusia

    yeah thats interesting…but they are not giving him much play time either around 20min I presume

  • Maknusia

    And then be JL’s agent?!!! 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    to me that’s a good place to learn important skills if he studied business. He’d learn faster than going into a big corp. First start as a gopher for the real management team, and take over in 5 years 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    aw, isn’t that what JLin is getting? Yeah, that’s our year.

  • John Lee

    Reading the recent pro-Lin articles from Howard Beck, Tom Gardner and RadioTru makes me miss wukong, who worked diligently in compiling similar material. I hope she has a great Valentine’s Day, wherever she is.

  • 7iger

    They probably threaten to kill Kobe’s whole family if he didn’t take the big contract LOL

  • Acbc

    She really was a true trooper. Hope all is well with her.

  • 7iger

    Even funnier is Lin to backup Bev again.

  • Guest

    I’m here. Just very low profile. Had some very serious disturbing cyber attacks. Be careful out there. People are crazy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy VaLINtines Day everyone! Sorry I’m lazy to make a card right now, so I hope you don’t mind this

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy VaLINtines Day everyone! Sorry I’m lazy to make a card right now, so I hope you don’t mind THIS for the ladies and THIS for the gents

  • Grace Nsns

    Lakers Nation ‏@LakersNation 13m13 minutes ago
    RUMOR: Lakers ‘expected’ to offer Goran Dragic a four-year, $80 million contract this summer.

    http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-team-plans-to-chase-goran-dragic-with-max-contract/2015/02/13/http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-rumors-team-plans-to-chase-goran-dragic-with-max-contract/2015/02/13/
    According to espn Marc Stein: The Los Angeles Lakers, who have also coveted Dragic for some time, are likewise presumed to be intent on testing the Suns’ resolve when it comes to their Slovenian point guard, since sources say L.A. plans to chase Dragic with an expected max four-year contract offer this summer valued at an estimated $80 million.

  • deesee5

    It’s still Friday the 13th over here. But HVD to you!

  • Rookie75094

    I have seen her post in LG from time to time.

  • Rookie75094

    I would not be surprised if they are haters from cf.

  • lleepar

    I am angry to learn what happened to you, but happy to know you have not completely vanished. You have been dearly missed. Continue to do what you need to do to take care of yourself.

  • KL

    Just watched Linsanity the documentary again. I put that together with some of the recent good articles out there. It is clear to me that Jeremy has had the most unfair, inconsistent treatment you could possibly face. Many good players are marginalised. But no one in the NBA with his talent, youth, exposure and record breaking performance has been treated like this in the past 3 years.

    So Jeremy Lin is not inconsistent. (At least not more than any other NBA player). He has just been given such terrible yo yo treatment all the time. In fact, contrary to that narrative, Jeremy has been ultra-consistent and always found a way to produce. He has never completely faded away despite all that mistreatment. Most people would have withered.

  • FrankW

    And an excellent analyst.

  • FrankW

    TD is ok in by books, hope he does well.

  • FrankW

    I’m with you, I rather dig dirt or change my brake pads.

  • yeah, Morey must have thought Lin will take the money even as a backup.
    I’d like to see Lin come for a visit and politely say.. “No means No, Mr. Morey” hehe..

  • Alaingrvis

    suns spot open

  • glad to hear from you. take care out there

  • Hm, will Dragic be willing to take $20M/yr with the risk of backing up Kobe the PG in his last year or be an SG like he sometimes does in the Suns?
    $20M/yr could be very tough to decline.

  • Rookie75094

    Let’s all welcome dragic to the tragic mess that is the la tankers.

  • CJSHYY

    Dragic is not worthy the 20M per year… but don’t care… What about Rondo? I thought Kobe wants Rondo?

  • Rookie75094

    I hope the tankers pay the max for both… I will sit back and get the popcorn ready. .hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    I think this news it’s from Lakers FO to response back to Rox wants Lin back…. Haha! I like either Dragic or Rondo to Lakers now. If Dragic to Lakers then Lin have more chance to get one more offer from NYK. Not too bad.

  • webattorney

    Let me ask you a question: Do you think Lin himself is partly to blame for his recent struggle or at all, even 1%? Or you think Lin is blameless?

  • I was just thinking since Jeremy has plenty of time to rest this week plus playing Trivia Facts and LOL (League of Legend), maybe fans can have some fun tweeting their game scores (i.e. Trivia Facts level, Candy Crush, etc.) Or send fun pics of favorite food, pets with his jersey/gear, etc

    Who knows if he might enjoy that and reply to your tweets? =)

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/566098669452419073

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so.. plus this season pretty much done for Lin now. So it doesn’t matter after all.

  • webattorney

    Might watch 3 point shooting contest.

  • webattorney

    No Lakers game really matters at this point, that’s true.

  • Rookie75094

    I like to see them both sign with the tankers for the max… so that will wreck the tankers plan for signing any available superstar like kd, love, etc… in honor of valentine. ..it will be like watching the Titanic going down slowly with the lovers (bs&kobe) forever captured in the final embrace going down with the ship…. my heart will fill with joy watching it while enjoying my popcorn. ..hehe

  • CJSHYY

    None… After all this FA rumors… I guess maybe BS will DNP Lin after ASG.

  • Rookie75094

    You can’t blame Jlin for the situation nor for lack of effort in the beginning…. now Jlin is just protecting himself from injury. ..so in my opinion Jlin is blameless and my opinion will not ever be changed regarding that.

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, just a thought… this rumor news also just like last summer Beldoes’ one…. Kept having the news came out all the time… Haha! Right now they even set up the price tag for Lakers FO… I really doubt Dragic is worthy that money… Also don’t believe Lakers FO will pay that money for Dragic? He is not even a super star at all?! From NYK list the price tag for Dragic is 12M?!

  • Rookie75094

    I am currently on candy crush level 414…but don’t have twitter. ..oh well

  • Rookie75094

    Yes I want to see DNP-CD for Jlin at this point. ..keep him healthy.

  • CJSHYY

    I really don’t mind about that now… since his season pretty much done already.

  • Rookie75094

    Hmmm… page not found…. poster remorse…hahaha

  • Arsenium12 .

    This was Toronto on Valentines Day, 2012, when the Knicks were playing the Raptors. TSN is a Canadian sports network.
    __________

  • FrankW
  • nice! I’m at 696 but got bored and switched to the better CC Soda Saga. Have you tried the new one? Much better than the original one.

  • real-dsb

    Lin’s not going to reply to you unless you are a youtube star. So Step 1: become a youtube star. Step 2: invite Lin to cameo in your youtube channel. Step 3: Lin retweets your tweets. LOL

  • real-dsb

    Happy for Dragic that he will be a highly sought after free agent.

  • real-dsb

    so glad to hear from you! yeah, lots of crazy people on the internet. good idea to stay low profile.

  • real-dsb

    Aw, tough news. Must have been relatively serious (like broken bone or torn ligament) to be season ending.

    Looks like he was having a nice season, leading the team with 14.0 ppg, 6.7 apg. 45% fg, 38% 3pt.
    http://www.hamilton.edu/athletics/mens-basketball/statistics

  • GoodDayLA

    It will be quite damning if Doran Dragic becomes a Laker and succeeds. Lin himself says he is a Dragic clone.

    If Dragic succeeds, it means it’s most mental upstair and it’s more of the off court stuff than on court stuff that prohibited Lin from finding a niche in LA.

    I for one highly doubt Dragic ends up in LA ever. If he did though, I’d love to see him stuck with Kobe and how that turns out.

  • lol .. since becoming a Youtube star is hard, what about pretending to be a reporter asking him why he left the locker room early? Or will he go back to HOU lockerroom for $7M/year? hehe..

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe Lakers will give Dragic 20M per year. Kobe wants Rondo & he will get it.

  • webattorney

    i want to see Dragic join Lakers, so I can see how he does with Kobe, etc. Who knows, Lakers might treat a max contract player differently than the way they treated Lin.

  • webattorney

    This Toronto game and Los Angeles Lakers games will be what I remember about the Linsanity. This was just as exciting for me as witnessing LIVE IN PERSON the World Cup hysteria that swept across South Korea when Hiddink took the Korean soccer team to Semi-Finals of the World Cup. The only difference was I knew it was once in a life time thing with the Korean soccer team, i.e., a fluke, but I really thought Lin would go on and average at least 15/7 per game.

  • After 3 years, a beautiful rendition of poetry by Giles Li still rings truer today and touches your soul

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/566347657237372928

  • Jedi

    HOW CAN YOU BE 6’1″ and only 150 lbs?? That’s what I really want to know! He doesn’t even look anorexic!

  • Possibly yes. With long-term contract, they’ll cater to Dragic after he goes down.
    The thing is there’s only so much he can do with BScott system.
    But again, not our problem 😀

  • orLinaryjoe

    Give Kobe anything, but it make him younger or whole again.

  • Rookie75094

    Yes I have but I still intrigued by candy crush…will play it until I am bore of it like you..hehe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Late to see this message. I was wiped out pretty badly yesterday and slept for over 10 hours for a change:-) Hopefully my stamina is better today.

    Presuming this “Guest” in my thread is you wukong. Glad to see you here. Hope things are okay with you.

  • Yascar

    Hi! I used to love your posts and your site. Hope you’re ok.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks @psalm234:disqus!

  • CJSHYY

    If no other big star comes then Lakers sure will back to old days.. FO will do everything Kobe asks them to do. I hope they give Rondo Max contract.

  • HY C

    baby Lin got injured, wonder if JLin is here in east coast with him:
    _http://instagram.com/p/zB0DkCw3zL/

  • haha .. I just found the Saga version is more Linsane with interesting combo and fish explosions :]

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NO free agent would want to play with Kobe Bryant; not even for a year. Kobe is notorious. Ask Shaq and Dwight. Pau Gasol wouldn’t say that but he preferred to play with Chicago at a much less salary despite the change of the head coach. It’s not the head coach and it is Kobe that Gasol wanted to stay away from. Ask any FA and see if they want to play for Byron Scott. The answer is negative! Byron Scott is not the popular and efficient coach in the league!

    It’s too bad that the situation in Lakers is controlled by a degenerated Kobe Bryant and a bunch of ex-Lakers who has tried to take control of the franchise for their personal gains. Let’s try to compare the rebuilding of Boston Celtics and LA Lakers. Can you see the differences there? Boston Celtics are heading in the right direction and they they’re playing tough in almost every game. The Lakers has given up once Kobe got sidelined. It’s because of the coach Byron Scott; he pilots the team to a no win situation.

    MDA is a lot better than Byron Scott.

    Jim Buss has to do something about the team. Either the Buss family gives up and sell the franchise or he should hire a competent coach to put Kobe Bryant under control. Phil Jackson in NY has proved that he’s just human. He won’t be capable to fix the problems in Lakers. MDA should be the one that they rehire because he has had experience in handling the problem.

    After this season, any coach will look competent in comparison to Byron Scott; the shameless worthless coach according to his post interview and his record in the last 5 seasons; this represents what the ex-Lakers have done to the franchise. Lakers need to change. The team hasn’t been efficient and competitive under Byran Scott. Jim Buss should fire Byron Scott before the all-star break or at the end of this season.

    The team will be much better w/o Kobe and Byron Scott.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree but don’t think Busses have the gut to do it. They are still burying their head in the sand.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Are you asking Lin to change a franchise, their management, their coaches. People have tired to give Lin a very tall order. Just try to ask if you’re to blame when you work for a rotten company under contract; under contract, dude!

  • real-dsb

    > “Lin himself says he is a Dragic clone.”

    Well, Lin didn’t exactly say he’s a Dragic clone. He just compared himself to Dragic.

    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2010/07/21/new-warrior-jeremy-lin-draws-the-cameras-says-hes-ready-to-play/

    He thinks the best model for the way his game could develop is Phoenix 6th man Goran Dragic, especially the way Dragic attacks the rim in the pick-and-roll.

    “Neither of us is a freak athlete, but we’re both effective and know how to play the game,” Lin said. “I’m a playmaker,” Lin said. “I’m
    always attacking the rim and have somewhat of a reckless style. I try to be everywhere at once.”

  • Rick Johnson

    It would be in JLin’s best interest to sign a 1 year contract with a team that would use his strengths correctly.

    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/566393783009308672

  • joyce ward

    Not lin related…but watch Mo’Ne Davis put a spin move on Kevin Hart..NBA Allstar celebrity game

    https://twitter.com/NBAAllStar/status/566395832707330048

  • KL

    Sorry for the late reply. Just woke up.

    Your question is actually too theoretical because obviously Lin could have done things differently or played better. So he would be 1% to blame or even more according to your question.

    But Lin is human. Not superhuman. Humans thrive with repetition and support.

    Put another way, if John Wall, Damon Lillard or Kyrie Irving had to deal with all the changes (change in teams, coaches, systems, going to D League repeatedly) and if they were benched the amount of times Lin has, I really think they would not do much better than Lin.

  • HY C

    tweeted to Nathan, Lakers, Jeanie

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    This sounds exactly what Lin is doing

  • 1mtoldman

    how old’s chris mullin; he looks like he could take 4 people out of the stands and beat the current knicks/laker tankers; (it seems melo is going kobe after the a.s. game, rite)? i.e shutting down for the year. thats what i got out of tweets anyway.

  • MoominFloren

    No news……time to post some lovely photos of Lin in Valentine’s Day.

    Will I see Uncle Jeremy this year? – Kiyan

  • MoominFloren

    My favourite Lin photo with kids.

  • Tey Ling

    So quiet, no news on Lin for past 2 days, is it a calm before a storm?

  • Brent Yen

    Like a Linsane trade kind of storm?

  • MoominFloren

    I want to see this Happy Lin on court again

  • Tey Ling

    One never knows….

  • MoominFloren

    Look Who is the real coach

  • linspiredinla

    So happy to find you are well.

  • linspiredinla

    what is LG?

  • linspiredinla

    link doesn’t work.

  • JoeTeam

    Asians – fill in later. I was thin until 25. Want that back lol.

  • Jo
  • linspiredinla

    Swa the video aleady. I am trying to find out how to join LINE.

  • rookie75094

    lakers ground

  • Jo

    download LINE APP
    -> add friends -> offical account recommendations see all
    -> select another country (on the bottom of the list)
    -> Taiwan -> Jeremy Lin

  • Acbc

    Pretty much what I’ve been saying since NYC. When the haters stated to talk about how LIN went after money, I pointed that out about how LIN had left millions on the table during Linsanity. LIN did everything to protect his brand and integrity and yet the media sharks went at him ignoring the fact that Dolannever made a concrete offer to LIN.

    LIN even now will never need to chase the mighty dollar. It’s not in his DNA. All he needs to do is make a call to his agent and he could make money on his trade mark in Asia, but that will never happen.

    Lin needs just one coach to believe in him like MDA did. It’s a know pedagogical fact that a teacher highly influences a student’s report cards. What they think of the student WILL affect the outcomes of that student. The author of “the Goldmine Affect” adds to this powerful association by revealing how effective positive reenforcement is to Olympic gold medal athletes. Thus when I read articles about how great Curey, Teague, Wall or any of the other point guards from his draft year, it makes my blood boil to know that LIN has been deliberately pushed down into the gutters by the people in power. It’s sickening to me to even think of the “all star game” becasue it’s all manufactured stars that has kept LIN looking in from the outside.

  • Yascar

    That doesn’t look like a packed house.

  • HY C

    Kid: then I dunked on him like this…
    Lin: Wow! really?

  • JoeTeam

    TDuncan too.

  • Briiick

    Well said! Jim Buss’s lack of confidence in BB has been exploited by KB. Let’s see how long the big money can stand it.

  • joyce ward

    No worries, after the so “called superstars” after their basketball careers are over will be working for Lin. Lin/LBJ gets it. Lin knows that he is building his brand in China, where the NBA wants to get a secure foothold in. Lin loves playing bballl, but he is not in it for the money like some of the bball players.

  • yeah, it’s good sarcasm :]

  • Briiick

    packed with empty chairs ? LOL.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t even care:-)

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • kittyhead

    As many Dragic’s fans say he is pretty excellent at playing off the ball, I want to know how he will survive when playing with Kobe and in this slow system too.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Him watching a game with Patricia and Josh?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    My personal favorite:

  • Grace Nsns

    think so.

  • Grace Nsns

    So they were having fun in syracuse, cool.

  • MoominFloren

    Cute girl….

  • Yascar

    Yup my sarcasm-meter is a bit low without BS to direct it to at the moment. 🙂

  • Beidou

    Lots of empty seats.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Tey Ling

    Is it just a family gathering in NY or at same time some negotiations on his next nba career move? The plot thickens……..

  • leeda harun

    family holidays is the best:)

  • Tey Ling

    But why NY, coincidentally the venue is where nba key event being held…..

  • Tey Ling

    Translation please….

  • leeda harun

    they went to NY to support Baby lin.

  • wandertheglobe

    worth another listen in these tough times for JLin

  • winner

    Pic of JLin.

  • Steppen

    This article is spot on regarding J.Lin’s basketball career.
    J.Lin IS a more consistent player than people give — even two, three, seasons ago – Just didn’t get a chance to be the “leader” or “main point guard,” with the coach’s full support, e.g. like playing under Mike D’Antoni. If he’s under D’Antoni’s tutelage for the last 2 seasons, his stat would be like 18pt & 8ast. He would’ve been in the same class or consideration as Dragic, Bledsoe, Lowry, and Wall.
    Yes, definitely can see the similarities between Tiger Woods and J.Lin.
    J.Lin just didn’t get his chance for steady development on “one team, one system,” that plays more to his strengths which is the “attacking point guard, co-captain or leader.” And with the comfort of being on one team he can steadily improve on his weaknesses as well.
    I’ve said it from the beginning of the season that he will be averaging 18pt & 8 in LA. And he Did had some 18+ ppg. Jeremy just didn’t get the chance to do it. Because L.A. is worse than Houston.

  • Brent Yen

    Top right: I Love you
    2nd left: THank you for your support, I have the best fans in the world, (This is a can message)
    3rd left: The whole family went to visit my little bro, Joseph. I got te much needed rest and LOBSTER!.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wouldn’t be allowed, would be considered tampering. Unless it’s player to player.

  • MoominFloren

    底迪?! It’s about time to have Chinese leason again 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    底迪 = 弟弟

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin + Byron Scott <<< Lin + MDA.
    It tells you how horrible a coach Byron is.
    None of Byron Scott's players on this Lakers team ever makes it good; not even Kobe the Bryant.
    With a coach like this, it's a team disaster while Byron Scott has been pretending that it's all the players fault not listening to his instructions. Does it occur to you that it may be the coach who has the problem to bring the best effort out of everyone on the team. This is what a coach is for. A coach should exploit your strength and not your weakness.

  • MoominFloren

    It means little bro in Taiwanese? I thought may be he’s chosen the wrong word by typing Di Di……

  • Brent Yen

    it just sounds the same….kind of just became norm chars for using when typing informally…

  • linspiredinla

    Any substance to this post? http://nba.udn.com/nba/story/6780/708468

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    For Goran to be successful, he has to get rid of Kobe and his coach Byron Scott.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just read it and wonder the same thing. Doubt it!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott has given Jeremy a role that he couldn’t be successful in either way. If he did what Byron told him, he wouldn’t be a factor of the game. If he didn’t, Byron would diss him publicly. It is the head coach whose problems in coaching got carried over to all of his players. There is only one solution and that is to fire the head coach ASAP.

  • leeda harun

    I only understand the word ‘buyout’ …lol.I dont think so.Iguess Jeremy will stay until summer.

  • Brent Yen

    Does not seem necessary for Lakers to do so

  • MoominFloren

    I see. Thanks.

    There is such a big difference between Cantonese Chinese, Mainland Chinese & Taiwanese Chinese. It’s funny that a foul word in Cantonese which means superb in Taiwanese…..

  • linspiredinla

    Not so far fetched, perhaps. Maybe JLin initiated it? Scott did say Price will play afer ASG. You guys are probably right. Wonder how it got started?

  • Brent Yen

    haha yes

  • kittyhead

    糗爺 has zero credibility!! He just wrote an article saying Lin will stay until the season is over before this. Actually he is a Lin doubter. Never give his articles clicks!

  • kauaiblue

    Surpised that gatorade did not cash in on this during linsanity

  • kauaiblue

    The kid has good form

  • linspiredinla

    Oh, Thank you for letting me know!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not a chance for Lin to buy out this season!

    This year will give Jeremy the financial security at least for the rest of his basketball career. ($15m)
    After this season, he could choose whatever team to play with for fun or whatever. Note, Jeremy is almost a box draw guarantee for any NBA team.

    Byron Scott is the coach who wanted to bench Jeremy Lin before the season even began. Kobe tried to pretend he liked Jeremy but I knew that he just wanted to drive Lin out of town like what he did to Dwight Howard and Shaq and more.

    But, all Lakers has is one season of Lin’s career. I still has high hope that Dallas will try to recruit Jeremy for their team. For one reason, Jeremy will be very affordable as far as cap management is concerned. The risk is small but the return could be great. Second, there are so many ex-teammates on the Dallas team that team chemistry wouldn’t be a problem for Jeremy and the team. Also Dallas team has one of the better coaches in the league to help Lin make his contribution. Third, Dallas had made investments on 2 point guards which are really replaceable:
    2 Raymond Felton PG 30 6-1 205 North Carolina $3,793,693
    20 Devin Harris PG 31 6-3 192 Wisconsin $3,878,896
    Currently their most productive PG is J J Barea
    5 J.J. Barea PG 30 6-0 185 Northeastern $909,859
    Their white elephant PG is
    9 Rajon Rondo PG 28 6-1 186 Kentucky $12,909,090
    Any GM would pick Jeremy Lin to replace some of their PGs over 30 years old. It makes good sense in cap management.

    Jeremy used to play against Dallas a lot. The Mavericks knew a lot more about Jeremy than any other team. I will be surprised if Jeremy is not a Maverick next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Price won’t sell ticket!
    The FO would get tough and warned Byron Scott.
    After the ASG break, it’s high time to fire the head coach.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • John Lee
  • John Lee

    Word goes around that he had been turned down for an interview with Jeremy, and has been holding grudge since. Not that he was any good at reporting basketball in the first place.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Phoenix is just trying to survive in its playoff race. Any move of this sort is going to affect their chance of having the last berth in the playoff. OKC is catching up and NO is also in reach. That’s really impossible!

  • Tey Ling

    Very plausible , however personally I am rooting for spurs.

  • Tey Ling

    Thanks ……

  • Tey Ling

    Baby Lin does not look injured in the pic above, shall see how long he is in NY, whether it is the whole ASG weekend and beyond. My suspicion is not only visit but some nego by the sideline. Well suspense is trilling, lol.

  • Tey Ling

    IThomas did expressed his interests to be with Lakers, why not ?

  • Tey Ling

    Reporter a parrot? Article is repeating from others.

  • kittyhead

    So maybe Lakers will trade Hill for IT?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Finally someone wrote an open letter to James Dolan and raised a question about his decision on Jeremy Lin.
    https://artrondeau.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/an-open-letter-to-james-dolan/

    II. Regarding Jeremy Lin’s Free Agency
    E. The Knicks made at least four (4) very bad business decisions during the Jeremy Lin free agency:

    (E1) You only gave Lin a “qualifying offer” of 1-year at $1M. This,
    in essence, gave control of the Knicks’ business dealings to your 29
    NBA competitors. They don’t teach that at Harvard B School.
    (E2) You didn’t give Lin a viable way to show the Knicks the
    “loyalty” you reportedly felt that he owed you. Had you offered
    something along the lines of, for example, 4-years at $4M per season,
    Lin could have given the Knicks a “home town discount” to stay with the
    team. Instead, giving Lin the choice between the Knicks 1-year $1M deal
    and the Rockets’ 3-year $25M deal, the Harvard graduate chose the
    latter.
    (E3) You publicly notified everyone that the Knicks would match any
    offer for Lin. This alerted rival Houston Rockets’ owner Les Alexander
    that his initial offer to Lin would need to be restructured into a
    “poison pill” version so that the Knicks would self-destruct if they
    matched it.
    (E4) You let an extremely valuable asset (Lin) get away without getting anything in return.

    F. Lin left the Knicks because their bad business decisions
    essentially forced him to. Those bad decisions were exploited by
    outstanding businessman Les Alexander. According to Rockets’ GM Daryl
    Morey (in quotes I later confirmed with the Rockets’ head of PR), Lin
    had nothing to do with the offer being restructured. He did not ask
    them to do it, nor did he have any say in the matter. As Morey told
    reporters, after the Knicks said they’d match any offer for Lin, Les
    Alexander told Morey to restructure the offer so the Knicks wouldn’t
    match it.

    G. Despite all of that, the Knicks then initiated a negative
    publicity campaign against Lin, falsely accusing him of demanding that
    the Rockets’ restructure the offer and questioning his “lack of
    gratitude” to the Knicks.

    H. Although Lin was basically forced into taking the Rockets’ offer because of the Knicks’ mistakes, numerous reports cite
    people close to you as saying, in essence, that you let Lin go because
    you “…felt betrayed after the Harvard kid took him [Dolan] to school
    after the Knicks gave him his big shot.”

    I. If memory serves, despite the very public “Once a Knick, always a
    Knick” campaign, Jeremy Lin has not received any tribute upon returning
    to MSG, although players who made significantly less of a contribution
    to the team have received tributes upon their return to the Garden and
    “Linsanity” was one of the few bright lights in an otherwise dark
    decade-and-a-half of Knicks’ futility.

    Comment: In answering the questions about the Lin
    free agency (below), please do not point to his play subsequent to
    leaving the Knicks to validate the Knicks’ decision to let him go. As I
    already wrote in November 2012, the intense scrutiny of Lin post-free agency impacted his results.

    Question Set #2:
    (QS2a) In what ways were the ill-fated moves made by the Knicks,
    prior to Les Alexander having the Rockets restructure their offer,
    beneficial to either the Knicks or their shareholders?
    (QS2b) In what ways will having publicly declared that you’d match
    any offer for Lin, reneging on that promise, and then waging a negative
    PR campaign against him benefit the Knicks in trying to sign big-name
    free agents this summer and in the years to come?
    (QS2c) Did you really feel betrayed by Lin, despite the fact that
    the Knicks’ mistakes basically boxed him into a corner? If so, how did
    that affect your decisions?
    (QS2d) Since you stated that you make all the decisions, was it your
    decision to initiate the public character assassination campaign
    against Lin?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It so happens that both Dallas, San Antonio and Houston are in Texas.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not any more when Byron Scott is the coach.

  • kittyhead

    I know some fans who had chatted with him in private and they said he looks down upon Lin and isnt a hardworking reporter at all. I’m not sure if he had been turned down to interveiw Lin but I know another male reporter working for 東森 spoke ill of Lin because Lin’s mom refused to give him an exclusive interview after Lin broke out in NY.

  • MoominFloren

    Love this pic coz you can see these 2 kids (1 big 1 small) were having a good time. Love to see Lin was making this Down’s symdrome kid so happy and tried to communicate with him. That’s a beautiful moment.

  • John Lee

    My guess is that these sports reporters are either hired on low pay, or got the job through backdoors, as they are severely lacking in professionalism and never seem to do any homework at all.

  • John Lee

    I should get my girls in a picture like this! My older one has seen Jeremy play since she was 18 months old.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Then after Kobe, the Lakers would get stuck with a max contract for years to come.

  • TTNN

    No way Lakers would buy out Jeremy. Lin’s contract make it very hard to do that, unless Lin takes 50% pay cut, otherwise Lakers will need to pay more tax to buy out Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jim Buss can silence all his enemies by firing Byron Scott with a good reason and bring in MDA again. Every coach will look like an angel after what Byron Scott did to the Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well spoken for us all.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Among the Texas triangle, Rockets is the least likely; how about Dallas Mavericks or even SA Spurs?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That will never happen.

  • LAJane

    WHAT? So…Shaq wasn’t big enough to demonstrate how the Lakers would treat a big contract player? Nor Gasol? nor Howard? nor Nash? How can anyone imagine that Kobe would treat ANYONE with team spirit or respect, or that the Front Office would protect and value any player more than they did these past names that they were ultimately willing to let be driven out. There is NO ONE Kobe will accept as anything but an accessory handmaiden and he and the FO have demonstrated this over and over and over. How can anyone think Lin isn’t big enough to change that unchangeable dynamic! NO ONE can wrench Kobe out of his neurotic rut, nor the Front Office out of their battered-wife marriage to him. Lin will go. No one great will come. Nothing will change until Kobe is not only out of the game but also eventually no longer an influential meddler from the sidelines.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Please post the linkage for those articles.

  • Charlie Sun

    Happy Valentine’s Day to BS and Kobe. They were made for each other.

  • John Lee
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Strange and Badly Misunderstood Career of Jeremy Lin!

  • kittyhead

    But Lin’s salary is only $6M unpaid, right? If Lakers or Lin wants to buy out his contract, I dont think it’s that difficult since Amare is likely to do this with Knicks and his money is even bigger. However I guess Lakers would rather trade Lin to get something back, rather than buy out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Thanks a lot!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Steve Nash is a basketball star that I admire.
    Kobe Bryant is the one that I despise.
    I his last years of career, Kobe has created huge negativity for Lakers.
    Steve Nash made others play better but Kobe just tries to tell people how good he is while he plays like a donkey.

  • MoominFloren

    Off topic… Anyone played Street Fighters? Love this game when I was young. It’s hilarious to see this in MMA

    https://twitter.com/bleacherreport/status/566466907339882497

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Here is a documentary about Steve Nash & Nowitzki.
    Note that Nash was booed by the fans; he was traded to Dallas from Phoenix and 2 years later he was signed by Phoenix as a free agent from Dallas. Then Steve Nash got better when he got older.

  • John Lee

    Do you realize that you just disclosed your age? 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Haha if I said I played it since I was 8, would it make me sounds younger? :))

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Yuck!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maknusia

    older the wiser….nothing to be shy off 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Older the wiser…. I hope this applies to me lol

    I don’t treat my age as the best kept secret, just shy to admit that I still play street fighter with my friends nowadays at the age of 36!! :))

  • Maknusia

    i do too and still watch cartoons!; 80% of the time when I switch on the TV

  • Tom Gardner
  • Maknusia

    Yes we did, and truly appreciate your article, we had feature that on our previous thread. We are also planning to feature it as a dedicated thread as well.

    Keep up on truthful….we have also tweeted the article on your behalf.

    Welcome Tom…feel free to post here as well…Cheers

  • Maknusia

    Just curious here…did anything happened, that triggered you to write that article…we dont see many writers crediting Lin’s play. Just a handful of writers though

  • Tom Gardner

    Maknusia, thank you for featuring my article and spreading it on social media, I am truly grateful. I am a lifelong Knick fan – or was – dating back to the 1960s and the hallowed championship teams of 1970 and 1973. The disarray of the franchise in this century had been hard to take, but I was a witness to Jeremy’s emergence and utterly transfixed by Linsanity. After Lin left the Knicks I followed him. My blog is mostly about politics and some baseball, but I had never seen a piece anywhere that captured the long view of his unusual career. Of course there were many stories on his career up through Linsanity, but few since. And, of course, most of those were really very limited pieces that did not capture the complexity of the forces at work. So I took that aspect on in my blog.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are just too young:-)

  • CT

    Grateful!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks Tom! Yes we did. Many posters here including me (@melodyting3) have tweeted or retweeted your article. I even posted even your article on Chinese JLin fan websites. Not sure whether you know it or not. Your article has already translated into Chinese now. All JLin fans around the globe enjoy the article.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Finally found the Chinese translation info of your article.
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/566502620802449410

  • Tom Gardner

    Wow! Thank you!

  • Tom Gardner

    Thank you very much!

  • Yascar

    Thank you for the article. It was truly enjoyable, well written and I felt it really captured Jeremy’s journey.

  • Rookie75094

    You just insulted the donkeys comparing them to kobe

  • gum

    The best article on Jeremy Lin I have ever read. Thank you very much.

  • Brent Yen

    Love your writing about lin very much…thanks!

  • bolero

    All I can say is thank you..

  • Tom Gardner, thank you for writing such a complete masterpiece on dissecting common misunderstanding of JLin’s career and solid proof to back it up. It’s so good that I pinned it on @JLinPortal twitter profile page so hopefully many people would learn about it.

    I love how you listed the common misunderstanding in the past 3 years:
    1. Linsanity “only 2-week” period vs playing behind Melo with solid 15p/6.8a
    2. JLin “lost his job to Bev” vs Harden took his PG job and JLin still thrived off-the-bench, with 20p/8a stats in Harden’s absence
    3. JLin “lost his job to Price” vs Lin performing well as starter w/ 14p/6a PER36
    JLin continued off-the-bench for rookie Clarkson due to LA “tanking” strategy

    Finally, the conclusion that JLin is a solid NBA player with 15p/7a in the Top 20 PGs and potentially 18p/9a in an ideal system.

    It’s a long read but it really provided comprehensive history of what happened in the last 3 years (If I may suggest, subheadings would help readers to understand the breakdown of each of this common misconception). But we all love to read this masterpiece anyway.

    I also hope Dallas could be a potential next destination if Cuban and Carlisle like Lin more to replace Rondo. Facing HOU frequently would also be a bonus as Cuban would also relish the chance to best Morey’s HOU math with his DAL emphasis on chemistry =)

    Thank you again for writing such a great work! We will certainly wait for any future article 🙂

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Harden was surprisingly talkative to those Qs..to me at least

  • GoodDayLA

    not a cp3 fan. He’s nut puncher. Talk to Julius Hodges.

  • linspiredinla

    Looks like family went there after all, even tho Joe didn’t play. Wonder what injury was.

  • Brent Yen

    No games and a few good articles about Lin. Past couple of days were good…lol

  • linspiredinla

    Hi Tom, was so impressed with your article that I am posting it daily on Twitter. Daily so more ppl can see it. Thank you for writing a thorough article. You are a league above most sports writers.

  • linspiredinla

    Bravo!

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t like CP3 & why the reporter needs to ask him? Anyway, this PR type talk means nothing at all…

  • Acbc

    The concept of eternal love is romanticized but rarely understood by non believers. As Christians on this board would know, it is God who is eternal Love.

    To most agnostics like myself, that idea was totally foreign because love isn’t something you know, it’s something you feel. So what is eternal love to an agnostics?

    Our first experience of love is as a child when our parents gives us love. As we become older and seek love from our soul mates we carry the strength of that love with us but it is an immature love. Often we stumble because we ask for love and not fall in love. One day you actually fall head over heals in love with your soul mate and you lose that immature love to an undying love. It is then that you learn that You love this person so much, that you would do anything for her and would give her everything to her. It is when you ready to give love instead of asking for love that you are mature in love.

    Finally out of this undying love, you create a new life. It is when you look into your babies eyes that you will grow to appreciate eternal love. When you gaze through his or her eyes you’ll see the lineage of time to the distant future generations of love to come; from his eyes back through yours is the linkage to your own parents and grandparents to the eternal love of your families.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all agnostics and Christians on this board. Wherever you are on your journey of love, I hope you will all grow into eternal Love.

  • Rick Johnson

    Great article, spells out all that we’ve been seeing these past 3 years. Hopefully he will be in a system that utilizes his strengths and all will see what we’ve been seeing these long tormenting years.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • bolero

    I guessed they know that Lin is having a tough time in LA

  • Jedi

    Sometimes we underestimate what these players talk about amongst themselves. I guess since Jeremy has good friends around the league, the word gets around.
    Good to know. I felt that each team was enclosed to a bubble to itself, and I’m glad I’m wrong.

  • In light of Valentine day, this Jubilee Project “Blind Devotion” video shows what an unconditional love is.
    They’ve done some great videos in the past with JLin (i.e. Lost for Words, The Last Pick, Jose)

  • Did Harden say “Jeremy is a Show-Me-Money guy on [00:48]?”

    It was good PC answers to Taiwan reporters with some good wish, I think

  • the good thing about this type of questions is to let NBA stars know that Jeremy is still huge in Taiwan and Asia.
    So they might lean more to be more friendly to JLin to also help their popularity in Asia.

  • George Livingston

    Totally agreed. Melo and CP3 were heard mocking Jeremy in a YouTube video right after LInsanity. These guys only say nice things because it makes them look good. CP3 is a punk, he’s part of the jerk trio- Melo, Kobe, and CP3….all good friends from the Olympics.

  • Happy Valentine, everyone!
    Bon Appetit!

  • gasparthe2

    Behold the lonely Eagle

    encircled

    by a kettle of

    vultures.

    Oh why do I suffer so?

    Oh my, the bitterness that

    I know.

    Where’s the brilliant Golden

    Light

    that’s promised by the Dragon’s

    Flight;

    Oh Brave Eagle,

    is tonight

    the Night?

    May the faint-hearted wolves

    lay bare their mocking teeth

    while you dance to the drumming

    of the athlete’s

    beat.

    Oh, Golden Eagle,

    you know not how to

    retreat!

    Shall we be the fools

    who tie your feet?

    You, Golden Eagle,

    who carries the Cross

    up the mound of sentient Spanish moss

    where the tiger’s sleep?

    Shall we, then, persevere

    in your likeness, Dragon -Eagle-Tiger- Man?

  • GoodDayLA

    Im not sure if the majority of Lin fans comprehend this.

  • GoodDayLA

    honestly most of them dont care to develop their brand in Asia. Harden is thinking about which groupie he can take home tonight.

  • GoodDayLA

    I loved Linsanity because it gave all minority groups and underrepresented groups in America and the world a “F U” moment. It gave me hope to see Lin stick it in racist doubters faces night after night till guys like Jon Barry had to choke on his own words for a month and look like a fool.

    I will always thank Lin for doing that for me. I’m just frustrated because he’s been shoeboxed back into that hole but regardless Lin already let the cat out of the bag.

    We should all be happy big picture.

  • gasparthe2

    Thanks, Tom Gardner, for putting our observations and verdict on paper. May the “Force be with you” 🙂

  • Tom Gardner

    Thank you!

  • Tom Gardner

    Thank you much!

  • Tom Gardner

    Very nice, thanks…

  • Tom Gardner

    Thanks for for tweeting! And the praise, I’m grateful…

  • Tom Gardner

    Hope springs eternal!

  • Tom Gardner

    Thank you very much…

  • gasparthe2

    Yeah, follow him like so many of us Knicks fans did. A sensible heading: The Politics of the Jeremy Lin ‘Misunderstandings” (hehe)

  • Acbc

    Haha, I still watch a lot of Japanese anime. Naruto is probably my favorite. Whenever I get down from Lin’s journey, I’ll wacth some Linsnaity vids and Naruto’s two epic battles against NeJi and Pain. I believe LIN is a Naruto fan as well.

  • Tom Gardner

    Thanks a lot!

  • Tom Gardner

    Thank you very much, psalm234!

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • orLinaryjoe

    “He plays the right…he plays hard…he plays for Bryant Scott…he’s (BS) gotta let him go and play…” I’M all good with what he said. No hatin on him.

  • Martinez

    No really it was just amazing
    didnt give nobody a FU chill
    Asians aren’t underrepresented

  • FrankW

    Was that note to you Joyce?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a musical valentine to Jeremy Lin. It’s a cover of the Kina Grannis song “Valentine.”

    ____________

  • webattorney

    For me, it wasn’t just an Asian-American thing but an Asian-American guy who graduated from a nerdy school and who was over-looked. Also to me, the Linsanity just proved Lin belongs in NBA, not that he will go on to have a great career or become an All-Star. For that, you need luck, etc.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. Just lip service. Nice lip service though.

  • webattorney

    “All I know is I never thought of Godly things or Jesus Christ in the middle of acts of love. Hard to think when the blood has been drained out of your brain.” — Anonymous Agnostic.

    When I do, I know I will have reached the Nirvana state that Buddha talked about.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No worries. Glad to share a great and unbiased article on JLin anyday.

  • Acbc

    To an existentialist, the ultimate experience may be a carnal act of self satisfaction. Is it LOVE? It’s more an act of convenience between two people who need to validate their existence by elevating their blood flow.

    Nirvana is an expanded state of consciousness. The one time I’ve felt it was when I fell so deeply in love with my soulmate that my heart felt it had expanded beyond the edges of eternity. It’s depth was so intense that it was as if every atom in my body had expanded into galaxies of light that her gravity had pulled my soul into oneness..

    I can’t speak for what validates as great experience for existentialists who only exists for sensations. Like the photographs, selfies and social media that reasures us of our existence. For me, that experience of spiritual oneness will nourish my soul forever.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    CP3 played for Byron Scott.

  • joyce ward
  • webattorney

    You talking about Atom, not Adam, right? LoL. Some call it revelation, some call it epiphany. There are many aspects to the senses, not just blood flowing, such as holding your first new born baby. What Buddha attempted is truly a great endeavor.

  • Acbc

    Corrected already.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    A group of JLin Chinese fans always translate good JLin articles/news promptly to share with limited English JLin fans. They have done a very good job. Applaud to them.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My apology to the donkey.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    jlin7: #Repost
    from @joe_linstagram: Proud of the lil bro and blessed to witness his
    senior night!! Sad the injury stopped the breakout year but s/o to
    Hamilton basketball! #linstanation #weoutćheä
    https://scontent-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10953245_441499339340448_5655240957958368309_n.jpg?oh=46133e918ffbd94eb7eb10184615e613&oe=558EE9B5

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Happy Valentine’s Day Jeremy – We Will Love & Support You Forever

  • Brent Yen

    LOL……this is a weird skill challenge contest

  • grover chang

    Wow bev just won the skills challenge. He is the most skilled pg.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….

  • grover chang

    In a weird way I’m happy for the guy. He won’t be as successful as other players but no one could take away the time he win the skill challenge at the all-star game. Kindve cool story for his grandkids.

  • linspiredinla

    What did he have to do?

  • Brent Yen

    Haha…announcers said he is very talented….

  • grover chang

    Dribble, pass through a tire, make a lay up, shoot a three. Whoever did it first, won. Bev went through three rounds. I saw him beat Teague and Jennings.

  • CJSHYY

    Run & shoot 3P.. he was lucky.. bc he was behind then the other guy just couldn’t make the 3P… Lucky for PB.

  • grover chang

    Yeah none of them sounded like they believed what they were saying. Lol!

  • Rick Johnson

    What kind of injury did his little brother have?

  • FrankW

    Other than education, medicine, high tech and food industries,
    Asian are underrepresented pretty much across the board. Upper management
    (bamboo ceiling), entertainment, sports, politics, you name it, are all underrepresented.

  • linspiredinla
  • Brent Yen

    NBA shooters really is at a different level.. I do not think NCAA players or some oversee league’s shooters can shoot that many balls in 1 minutes….with good accuracy

  • Martinez

    They practice

  • Brent Yen

    everyone does..lol

  • Splash Bros & Kyrie are in the final of 3pt-shooters with 23-24 pts. Impressive!

  • Brent Yen

    That is beyond impressive…lol

  • 🙂 he’s a survivor, very much like Lin too
    Not as skilled as the others but he survived

  • that’s video-game impressive 😀

  • So who’s going to win?
    Irving, Curry, Klay Thompson

    I have Irving here but I hope for Curry

  • Martinez

    but they do more and more talented

  • Brent Yen

    I am not sure…I think they just trained more efficiently…

  • Martinez

    korver out? damn

  • Martinez

    College trains you pretty good as well

  • Irving 17
    Curry 27!!!

  • no rhythm.. out with 18 I think

  • Brent Yen

    USA is just really good at building a player when they were still very young. Really good

  • Martinez

    so sad

  • Martinez

    klay is deadly
    kyrie wot win shyt

  • Martinez

    yah well the most developed country
    and its so popular in there they have more opportunity and exposure to things than kids in oother countries

  • Klay got 16 since he went last. too much pressure

    And please edit and don’t use variation of profanities since it will be deleted.
    It breaks Rule 1

    No cursing/swearing or any substitute/variation. Keep the language to PG to be family-friendly. – See more at: http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/#sthash.HbliTeux.dpuf

  • Brent Yen

    Some other countries are catching up I think…USA still dominates….

  • Brent Yen

    It is laughable how announcers talking about Irving. If he really is that player, CAVs would have at least made playoffs b4 LBJ comes

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We all know that Kobe Bryant is a selfish player. We all know that he’s the cause of the sinking of Lakers. While he called the team charmin, he played with the worst stats as SG in the league. He was taking shots at the worst %. He’s banking on his past.
    Sink, the Lakers sink. You see no future with ex-Lakers around you.
    There is no justice in NBA with Kobe and Byron dictating the team to a pathetic record of team losses. None of these two take responsibility for their disastrous output.

  • Martinez

    France and Spain are decent
    Argentina is pretty good too
    but China will catch up they have 1 and a half billion people and they are rich
    They will rise up lol

  • Martinez

    LMAO

  • Brent Yen

    It is about the system…if the whole 1.5 B ppl are learning the game the old way…I guess it is still hard…

  • Martinez

    he was young and hes just a very entertaining player to watch

  • Brent Yen

    He is very good too…but still too overly hyped.

  • Martinez

    what’s the old way

  • Brent Yen

    Like the NBA in the 70’s

  • Martinez

    he is for sure
    hes like AI
    good individuals but wont win anything
    well at least Ai had a big heart

  • Brent Yen

    IDK….I will take Kyrie over AI I think..

  • Martinez

    Kobe also was the cause of 5 rings and the prosperity of the Lakers and the NBA over 15 years

    He was the NBA for a very long time

  • Martinez

    How so? Kyrie isnt nearly as good as AI

  • Martinez

    meh they will get there
    they have no concept of teamball for sure

  • Brent Yen

    I think AI brought a lot of negatives to the sport. He is a great talent, but that is it.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly the reason why LAL can not handle him now…

  • Martinez

    Not sure what PFV is thinking
    He doesnt want Lin to take over wants him to take a step back or in other words play like a scrub such as Price and Beverley..”steady make few mistakes” and play within his limits
    thats the dumbest thing ive heard from him
    Lin can take over and should play his game and try to take over Lin is capable of that
    PFV is talking as if Lin isnt any good and should play like a scrub thats sad

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….why is that dumb? you twisted his words..

  • Martinez

    he made the NBA a lot of money for sure
    He was the reason a lot of people started fllowing the NBA

  • Brent Yen

    Indeed…spreading images of how you can be successful by not practicing and not coachable…..no thank you..lol

  • Martinez

    good thing hes almost done
    but he will be missed
    LAL is secretly happy for sure

  • Martinez

    thats just my interpretation
    he said lin should not try to do too much or force anything just pass the ball around and take a step back
    not surre if thats Lins game
    Lin can take over the game as he did so mnay times in Hou why stop now/

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think he was doubting Lin’s ability. He is talking about Lin working with a perimeter the team is willing to give him…He is not gonna take over tha game for this LAL team.

  • Martinez

    he did practice and the interview was just funny
    people loved his personality but everyone knew you cant look up to AI to be successful he was just so talented he cudve succeeded w/o all that

  • Brent Yen

    If that was the case, he would have played in NBA longer. Not coachable is #1 killer for him…

  • Martinez

    He got old and the game had evolved while AI stayed the same and he cudnt have been as effective anymore he didnt develop his game thruout his career like Bron did his arrogrance was the reason why we loved him but was also his undoing
    the league didnt want him back either just too many problems and at the end of his caareer he was just hurting the image of the NBA

  • Martinez

    Not for LA but Lin on a team should still develop his game instead of goin steady

  • Brent Yen

    He just lack experience due to lack of playing time…He will be fine..

  • Brent Yen

    He still was better than some other players at that time. Exactly the image was the problem, not his game or his age.

  • This is the LaVine’s dunk that made Dr. J’ stunned =)

    https://twitter.com/PickandRollAU/status/566802313478938624

  • announcers went into hype mode for sure

  • Brent Yen

    This is just crazy

  • aesthetically , Lavine’s dunk looked great compared to the others.
    Not quite sure why

  • Brent Yen

    I guess it is like dancing….his dunk seems has better body control

  • true.. it’s like he’s taking off then finishes with authority..
    It’s what makes MJ’s dunk look so great too..

  • grover chang

    Zac lavine getting me off my couch. What an awesome surprise.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes….exactly…some dunkers are fancy in the air but weak at finish. Some were opposite. He is like can do both really well..

  • he totally lived up to the hype 😀

  • grover chang

    The speed. Watch Dominique old dunks, straight forward compared to today but so ferociously hard and fast they are better dunks.

  • Brent Yen

    Dunk contest should just end with LaVine’s dunk this yr…

  • true.. with speed, it also looks so effortless

  • we want to see what he’ll bring against Oladipo in the Final 😀

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • grover chang

    On one hand I agree with you. He can take over, only player that could so he should take over for his team. On the other hand this Princeton offense and the laker bigs cause so much traffic for his game, by forcing things he could make a lot of mistakes because BS and his teammates are stupid.

  • Martinez

    he got worse over the years to the point where the NBA couldnt controll him anymore
    still he had a decent career

  • Brent Yen

    Well…he must have done something good….lol that I am sure

  • Martinez

    oladipo just stop its so awkward

  • LOL gotta love Novak’s sense of humor

    https://twitter.com/stevenovak16/status/566809418147172352

  • JoeTeam

    Exactly the reason y nba had no apeal to many.

  • JoeTeam

    He is missed, ppl just holding onto memories. It’s illusive. All comes too pass …

  • JoeTeam

    I cannot on wii lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • kauaiblue

    I saw steve kerr and luke walton and kerrs family on subway… almost asked him why he always said negative things about jlin… but nyers dont do that… hes a doush

  • Grace Nsns

    http://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/mens-basketball-ends-season-with-win-vs-conn-college

    “Conn. College (7-16, 0-10) ended its season on a 12-game skid. Zuri Pavlin ’17 paced the Camels with 19 points and 14 boards. Pavlin leads the NESCAC with 11.5 rebounds per game. Conn. College held a 35-31 edge on the glass, thanks to 17 offensive rebounds. Bo McKinley ’16 scored 11 points, Sean McNally ’18 had 10 and Isaiah Robinson ’18 added nine.

    The game had a unique start to it as Joseph Lin ’15 — Hamilton’s other senior — took to the court with crutches and a brace on one of his legs. Lin, who is in the top 10 in Division III in assists per game and leads the Continentals in scoring with 14.0 points per game, was injured in a NESCAC game at Bates College last Saturday.

    Hamilton was allowed to win the opening tip and the ball ended up in Donnelly’s hands. Donnelly passed to Kazickas, who handed it to Lin and Lin was allowed to make an uncontested layup for the first basket of the game. McKinley dribbled to the other end of the court for another layup that evened the score. The Continentals then threw away the inbounds pass to the Camels near midcourt on purpose and the game proceeded as normal.

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    Good to hear that Baby Lin got those specials..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You don’t get paid by starting a mutiny against your coach.
    I agree with PFV that Lin should do what the coach asks because it’s the coach who’s ultimately responsible for win or loss. A mutiny in NBA will give Lin such a bad reputation that no other team would sign him ever again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The glory in the past could not outweigh the inept behaviour of Kobe on the court at the present.
    Tom Haberstroh shows you how Kobe Bryant has burned the Lakers.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/71595/mamba-out-of-control

  • JoeTeam

    Does anyone know why they had to have Lin play that ceremonial score? Did he tear a ligament? Sorry I’ve miss the threads.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tom Haberstroh shows us how Kobe hurt the Lakers chance in winning games. Byron Scott just stood and watched Kobe did the childish selfish things on the court. Kobe is soft in missing all those contested shots and being so selfish; just shoot and get over with playing style.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/71595/mamba-out-of-control
    Kobe get paid almost 3 times as Monta Ellis but his contribution is much less than a third of Ellis to his team. Like what I have always said Lakers only has a problem to keep them from rebuilding and that is Kobe Bryant.

  • Brent Yen

    IDK…news I saw did not say what kind of injuries it was

  • JoeTeam

    hmmm, that’s not much higher than Lin gets above the rim am I biased? Maybe 2-3″ which might make a big difference. I’m thinking if Lin wanted to flash a little more, we could see this in a game sometime. But then again, i’ve watched LeVine and he doesn’t go for flash IIRC.

  • Brent Yen

    Sometimes, I feel BS is hired to make sure that rebuilding is not happening for some reason…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The sooner the black mamba retires the better for the Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin just has shorter arms….and smaller hands…

  • BuzzerBeater

    Hee, no I dont think Jeremy could ever do that, but neither can 95% of the NBA. He simply doesnt have the length or kangaroo legs like Lavine who is an athletic freak!

    I wonder if Jeremy can do a quick 360 like Victor though!

  • Acbc

    Fixed

  • Charlie Sun

    A damn shame Joe Lin’s season ends so soon. Based on his instagram message plus the fact he is on crutches, the injury is serious enough to last a few months.

    I really glad I got to see the family pic. That trumps all of the basketball noise.

  • Charlie Sun

    JLin is doing a Houdini act with both of his hands tied and a concrete block tied to his legs. The fact that he is still averaging 15/7 per 36 mins is amazing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wonder if anyone here watch the Nike Hoop Summit. You could see first round lottery picks on the making there.

  • JoeTeam

    ah, yes, the arm length …

  • JoeTeam

    my bad 🙂 wishful thinking. So let’s stick with the standing 2 footed takeoff dunk.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I would rather go here than at the AS in Brooklyn..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • sport

    Can watch AllStar contests here. Can’t believe Patrick Beverley won the skills challenge =/ I thought Lin didn’t take the rising star skills challenge too seriously last time. During Lin’s year it was whoever had the best time, this year it was more like sudden death.

  • sport

    Splash Brothers going head to head on 3 point contest was just awesome! http://youtu.be/e6mgaQ2jig4

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont know i didn’t see it (and dont care to) but it sounded like the fix was in; that the other guy pity bev cause hes having such a hard time and like the proverbial tortoise and the hare he slowed up to give him a chance to catch up. in any event seem more like a joke.

  • 1mtoldman

    well ill repeat what ive said before just my opinion: bs was hired to first part a: keep kobe happy. part b: then when kobe couldn’t do anymore, institute coaching and player personnell decisions that would insure the tank to draft pick once it was clear no chance of making playoffs. so there were two separte parts to the season.

    lin was benched the first time to accomodate kobes need for someone to just get the ….out of the way. that would be ronnie head of the snake price.

    then once kobe had taken himself out of the way with his vanity exceeding his body’s capcity; the snake head was no longer needed and once again

    lin was benched to accomdate the “excuse” for tanking of “developing” jordan “favorite” clark-son.

    again just in my opinion and other lin fans may not see it that way: to me there was never any agenda against lin per se he just happened to be in the way of other agendas and was incidental to, as have been price, young, boozer, davis. pretty much everyone except kobe, randle possibly and whoever “free agents” they fantasize about getting to come in the future.

    no one else is on any kind of long term contract. and entire team probably be turned over in two years. the question is: how long will kobe keep trying to drag his tired old body out there. probably once kobe gone scott will be gone two; kind of package deal.

    but thats’ a question for the lakers and i dont really care about the lakers at all and never did except as affects lin.

    its been a bad situation for him but brief. only a few games (in the overall scheme of things left) and he will be a free agent and next year tho his preceived value has probably declined with continually declining numbers (for the most part)–hopefully still he will have the option at least of choosing

    something he feels will work for him. (tho i dont think he’s going to have that many choices but at least they will be his choices).

    thats what it means to be a “free agent”. (something he’s never really been because of the circumstances of his departure from n.y. ).

  • 1mtoldman

    “We do need to make some changes in the Draft Lottery, which I believe is largely a perception issue,” he said. “We want to ensure that our fans know that our teams do not have an incentive to lose games. … The system isn’t as broken as some may suggest, but it’s going to require a tweak.” adam silver via USA Today Sports –

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • gasparthe2

    The feathers of the NBA have been ruffled somehow by the fans, I can only guess. They should look into “tweaking” the officials/referees as well while they’re at it.

  • gasparthe2

    The All Star show is just that; a happy go lucky get together of players displaying their skills. It can even be funny at times.

  • gasparthe2

    T’hat’s why I like to remark: How can you know what the opposition is thinking? ANS: By what they do.

  • gasparthe2

    Yeah, that’s why the saying goes: “Quit while you’re ahead.”

  • kauaiblue

    Where have u been brent? Lol

  • Keith

    Seriously

  • ViNuyork

    yep, better to be a NON star — steve novak 🙂 – u r so lucky u r der than here in NYC—it’s 10 F here…freeeezing …

  • webattorney

    Curry and Klay elite shooters in every sense. Just so natural shooting.

  • BobbyH

    Observed closely, they shoot the balls with hands well ahead their head. Wondering if it is the same if contested.

  • Keith

    A nice display of sportsmanship at men's hoops win on senior night, a game attended by @JLin7 http://t.co/MGEW13EmNh pic.twitter.com/dMU9gGnGn4— Hamilton College (@HamiltonCollege) February 15, 2015

  • FrankW

    Not watching any of it, isn’t the All Star contests is to show
    off your skills like shadow boxing and speed bag practices which don’t mean all
    that much until you get into the ring?

  • Brent Yen

    It is….called..no hitch …

  • Martinez

    yah they makecontested too
    Curry is a much better shooter than Klay is better form
    Lin can be a very good shooter too hes natural

  • Martinez

    not dissing Lin but PFV is

  • Martinez

    if you are really great then coach will listen to you
    and Lin can listen to bS all he wants but in the end his reps and stats will hurt

  • Arsenium12 .
  • 1mtoldman

    Kobe Bryant: “I want MVP. (note: of the all star game) There’s no shame in feeling that way. Why should there be? I want the world to see me dominate the players that are debated by millions of fans as being on my level. Competing with this spirit is fun to me and it kills me that I’m not able to participate this year. I am a spectator from home. As a fan, I can only hope one player decides to take the game on the same way I do and raise its level from the opening tip. Being passive aggressive in this competition means you’re fine with simply going with the flow and unwilling to disturb the calm waters of the game to accomplish your goals. I see that as a weakness. It’s our nature to compete. Throw the ball up and let’s see who the alpha is. “—“The Players’ Tribune

  • Brent Yen

    M………

  • 1mtoldman

    “Kobe Bryant’s MUSE premieres on Showtime on Feb. 28 at 9 ET/8 C.”

    (quote originally appears on hoopshype attributed to a longer quote on “the players tribune”, as i have referenced….however if you go to the players tribune site it seems perhaps is a preview of–excerpt from–the “muse”.)

  • Yascar

    That quote might be fine if he was playing tennis or something. But basketball is a team sport. You can be alpha all you want but you can’t win by yourself. If he doesn’t already know that I’m even more disappointed in Kobe, if that’s even possible.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol yea wake me up when jlin is back. 😉

  • Acbc

    This Kobe comment is full of half truths. In the context of what the game has evolved into, there is not much room for an ISO game that can’t be overcomed by good team play. Kobe is holding on to a past glory made possible by the “illegal defence” rule. Team defence now can load up on a ball hogging superstar to force his teammates to step up. This was the hard lesson Lebron learned last year when Spurs drained the life out of him by waves of good team play from starters then bench. It forced Lebron to over play and tire until he lost his legs.

    While the game will always be played by individuals of superb skills that will force opponents to our compensate, THE SINGLE DOMINANT SCORER KOBE TALKS ABOUT will no longer be what defines a superstar of the future. Lebron has adjusted somewhat by involving more and more of his teammates.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe’s game is not entertaining. I would want to watch the Spurs play; win or loss.

  • Acbc

    The Lakers and LA fans are so delusional to not see what is happening with the Kobe free fall. First they mortgage their future to buy a team for Kobe to win with only to have Kobe crash it into the rocks by his massive ego. Then they overpay Kobe and screw up their cap. Then, they allow Kobe to overplay until he ends his season 2 years in a row. Then they allow him to use his henchman yes man BS throw players under the bus in order for Kobe to look good.

    The only analogy is like a a football team that only allows a crippled old running back to score by running all plays to set up a one yard run for a touch down in order to make that player the “superhero crime fighter”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LoL Kobe is the crippled running back insisting on carrying the ball in every down.
    Byron Scott is the coach who keeps on calling the same play over and over.
    It is real hard to believe that there is a place where so many fans pay to watch such degenerated basketball games.

  • 1mtoldman

    its also possible this comes from “the interview” playing tomorrow on tv. or is entirely independent.

  • 1mtoldman

    to be fair hes (apparently) referring here specifically to the all star game.

  • grover chang

    Always love to hear someone having faith in God but difficult for me to reconcile his bible carrying stance and his pro gay stance. Is Jordan gay. I know it’s not PC to say anything negative about gay. I believe what God commanded in that you should love your neighbor but that doesn’t mean God said there is no sin. There is forgiveness of sin. In church I struggled how to reconcile verses about sexual orientation, gay acceptance, and loving one another. The best I was told love the sinner not the sin.

  • Rookie75094

    Allstars game… didn’t watch, didn’t care … I hope the nba will open their eyes when they see the low ratings and change the way they treat Jlin to get his fans back to watching the nba with a good feeling about It.. not with the dreaded feeling of worrying what will they do to marginalize him this game. The way it stands right now… I say F the nba… I only watch when Jlin is playing.

  • kauaiblue

    Were ratings bad? Not surprised

  • rookie75094

    I don’t know but I hope it is…hehe

  • MoominFloren

    Didn’t watch as well. But I’m happy for Nowitzki made that alley oop 10 years after his last attempt!!

  • JoeTeam

    Stat bought out. Wonder where he can go.

  • rookie75094

    dallas is the front runner… now we just need Jlin get bought out as well… Linsanity 2.0 in dallas… nice

  • Keith

    Allstars? what’s that?

  • Acbc

    Didn’t watch any of the ASG activities. I actually never any other sports ASGs either. In fact I don’t like the Grammys, Oscars People’s choice, Espys, etc, etc. It’s a total waste of time like sitting down to 3 hours of PR garbage to brainwash us into believing a lie. When I was a kid, I used to watch becasue I was young and impressionable. The veil has been lifted to reveal nothing except more ego boosting.

  • Brent Yen

    I did watch the 3pt contest….ans sadly I saw how PB won skill challenge..

  • grover chang

    the vinsanity pose afterwards was awesome.

  • MoominFloren

    Yes !!

  • Keith

    Hate this guy.

    Russell Westbrook mean muggin’. pic.twitter.com/pQCUJVsC9T— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 16, 2015

  • Maknusia

    youtube was my friend

  • Keith

    Feel bad for Amare.

    The Amar'e Stoudemire era is over in New York. The Knicks and Amar'e reached a buyout agreement tonight, sources tell the NY Daily News.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 16, 2015

  • JoeTeam

    well. that would shake up the fan world. We’d have a team to watch!

  • JoeTeam

    well. when it was pure it was nice, but nowadays I think you are right. Whenever you get this kind of stuff, the pure folks have to go out into the wild and get hungry again. JLin did it right – he cruised it for fun and also promoted for his charity during off hours.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s where I have to go to see it!

  • Maknusia

    wow!

  • Chipdip

    Being gay is not a sin

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I look forward to that photo of Jeremy with your girls.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Totally.

  • Tey Ling

    Buyout agreement – what does it mean?

  • Brent Yen

    Mean Amare agree to leave the team becoming a FA while take less money

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is one thing I real want to tell Kobe Bryant.
    The team is not your problem but you are the problem of the team.
    You want people think that you’re carrying the team. On the contrary, the team is carrying you.

  • Tey Ling

    Wow…he is prepared to leave over 20 mil per season with Knicks to sign for much less with another team? It must be very depressing to play for a tanking team. Mentally have to be strong to remain with the team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dolan is so naive in team building. He thought building up a team is just about sampling basketball stars. He kept on picking up basketball stars around the league. The team played worse and worse. Finally he got the team stuck with lots of long contracts.

    This is what happens to the Lakers too. They just shop for stars and hope they will win them championship. Does it ever occur to them that they need a team to win games on the court. What they really need is a team that plays well together and win games for them. Too many one on one and ISO but at the end of day. They are all losers. Horrible team management for the Knicks and Lakers.

    What is the right way of playing basketball? This is the main issue.

    Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant’s answer is just “Give me the ball and get out of my way.” That doesn’t make very good entertainment.

  • KL

    Just remembering the season so far. Initially it was Kobe taking all the clutch shots in the 4th quarter because it was his “entitlement”. (Just like Harden).They lost a bunch of games because of that.

    Later, it was let Kobe rest whilst the remainder of the team was winning the game. Bring Kobe in at the very end and let him take clutch shots so it looks like he won the game for the team. Epic fail also.

    Then it was bench Jeremy and Boozer and make Kobe the point guard. This also resulted in more losses.

    After that it was just tanking all the way since “the team cannot win without Kobe anyway”.

    The level of delusion is unbelievable. Couldn’t they see that teamball and less Kobe iso would win games? Or maybe it was deliberate. Win with Kobe as the star or don’t win at all. All quite sickening.

    We will need some kind of miracle for the rest of the season. We never know what to expect with Lin’s career.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We never know what to expect from Kobe and Byron.
    But I know for sure that what Kobe and Byron did is absolutely unforgivable.
    It will go down in the history that the first Asian American basketball player is being exploited by their eccentricity.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t find this ASG entertaining at all.
    I still prefer to watch a game played by the Spurs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He figures that playing basketball the right way is more pleasing than taking the money and plays the way that Knicks does. This season is almost over anyway.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    More fizzle than sizzle at All-Star Game
    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25070411/more-fizzle-than-sizzle-and-way-too-many-3-pointers-at-all-star-game
    Tim Duncan, in his 15th All-Star Game, got himself a dunk. Dirk Nowitzki, in his 13th, got one, too — and delighted the crowd by
    posing like Vince Carter in the 2000 dunk contest.
    That stuff was fun.
    The rest of it was garbage.

  • Charlie Sun

    Sure he can score, but does that make him a PG? Solid 1 assist.

  • 1mtoldman

    i liked watching iowa farm boy kyle korver score 20 plus points in an all star game. despite lacking “athleticism” (ie. he’s not black).

  • 1mtoldman

    28 shot and unless something changed 0 assists. just a typical game for westbrook.

  • Rookie75094

    Watching the walking dead was so much better.

  • Dan Cohen

    BS will not like his way of playing pg.. if he was on BS’s team.. he might bench him!!! lol. Oh wait..but then.. he is of the same tone. maybe not..remember irving.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Who is really great? Anyway your statement is questionable?
    Coaches coach and players play. I think this is obvious enough for anyone to understand. Byron Scott is the coach and not a coach. He chooses to listen and not to listen whatever he wants to. The more you Think about “If you are really great then coach will listen to you” , the pot thickens.

  • 7iger

    It is allstats.

  • Acbc

    From age 10, we lived 3 houses down from a kid that everyone knew was gay. Went to elementary school and high school with the little immigrant Greek kid. I felt so sorry for him because of how he must have felt inside. This kid never chosed to be gay, he was borned that way. His life was made ever more difficult by their mis-matched body, mind and spirit by nothing other than how he was born into existence. How he had to exist was not taught to him. His only “original sin” was having been created.

    If you feel so blessed to have escaped being borned a sinner that can NEVER be forgiven, then you should also ask blindly why and how your God chose to create such a “deviant sinner”.

  • Acbc

    Sorry you had to subject yourself to that. It’s like trying to watch a prize fight and a hockey game gets in the way, man that’s annoying.

  • kauaiblue

    How was it?? How glen doing?

  • grover chang

    I know it sounds horrible. But being gay is not unforgivable. We all are sinners, which also sounds horrible. Pride, lust, greed, hate etc…all these things we have done. But God loves us all and would die for us, forgive us, in spite of what we have done as long as we also accept Him. Is that still not a great God, is there anyone on earth who could match that forgiveness and love.

  • xeroid

    He already got pay about $12 million, so there was only $10 million left, the agreement probably gave him $6 million more. He’s risking about$4 million, and if he signed with a contender he gets about $1 or $2 million, so it probably cost him only $2 or $3 million, and after tax that’s only about $1 million. In addition he gains for free agency to showcase himself, more than make up.

  • Acbc

    I’m here eagerly waiting and hoping for any trade news for LIN.

  • Acbc

    Lol, just realized that when you fast read Kobe with Byron ( Scott ), you’d get ” KOBE BYRON “. Ha, the universe knew that they were one and the same person.

    The lakers are Kobe Byron.

  • Acbc

    There are some things that are far more important than money to a real athlete. Stat wants a ring so bad that he will give anything for just a chance at it.

    Steve Nash lost that chance when Kobe scuttled the Lakers super team with Howard and Gasol. Karl Malone also took a chance with Kobe in his last year as a player. History has been repeated over and over again with Kobe being selfish and jealous of anyone taking the limelight from him. Shaq and Kobe could have won more than 3 but Kobe’s ego got in the way.

  • Rookie75094

    Glen is still alive and married to Maggie. .. awsome

  • Cookiemole

    Can anyone point me to a good chinese language jlin forum? Since I like reading about him so much, I just had the sudden idea that perhaps this would be a good way for me to practice my crappy chinese.

  • Dan Cohen

    I have been hearing many lin fans saying reunite with dantoni is good, etc. For those who say they want dantoni as a I coach, I beg to differ, if you care about lin.

    1) if lin goes and reunited with dantoni, and if he does well, he will be labeled as datonis boy.. or only know how to play in 1 system. Doesn’t matter if lin fans here think differently.. it’s what nba and the media thinks. and on the surface, if he does well with dantoni, hey he only knows how to play his system…and ppl did say that all pg plays very well under dantoni because he is a modern day offensive coordinating coach.

    2) if lin goes and reunites with dantoni, and if he doesn’t do well or as well as linsanity era (20+ and 9assists), it’s
    basically the kiss of death for lin’s career as potential starter anywhere because they will think that what happen in NY was a very lucky duration in which everyone came into place.

    3) dantoni tends to use the players extensively and therefore not good for lin as it might create injury.. we all seen that before with kobe too.

    What would be best is to have lin go to a MODERN era coach besides dantoni and see what he can really do as a final verdict. Then after that period IF successful, reunite with dantoni .. else no point. Why reunite with danotini after moder era coach, well by then he probably will be a more seaasoned and developed player and also does make a very good hollywood story.. It’s almos tlike how dantoni and nash was reunited in LA but somehow that did not work out.

    amen.

  • Dan Cohen

    Also point number 4.. if there is another super-star in the team or just another player who already has better stats (for example monte ellis), would dantoni choose lin or monte? Most people will choose monte. So it’s no guarantee that lin will do that well with dantoni..unless lin is the ONLY option to run the point.

  • Acbc

    There is a big difference between personal faith between you and God and institutional faith between you and your church. Paul said God is Love, then live your faith as love.

    Your church as an institution is about control or “guidence”. These “guide lines are only for those who look outside of their personal faith with God to tell them how to live.

    What annoys me the most is when people of faith abandoned their intellect at the doors of their church and willingly accept institutional ideology.

    The Christian church turned this control into “holy wars” in the crusades. The Muslim church has used the same “holy war” as jihad to kill. A small degree of blindness is no excuse to ignorance. All written words are transcribed from another human and historical dates is not all truth. Whatever exists in any holy book are words of another human speaking for God. The book did not zap into reality.

    Trust in love instead of human judgement.

  • Martinez

    player
    u think Lebron listens to coach?
    please

  • Acbc

    Before the advant and popularization of the 3s, the jump shot was designed primarily to shoot over people’s heads. It was and is basically a jump platform shot in which the arms are above the head to maximize the height of that shot. That shot had much more of a flat arc because it was produced mainly with the arms going from back to forward in a linear fashion above the head. This arc was a result of the biomechanics of that shot.

    Since the game has been changed by the 3 pt shot, speed of release and subsequent arc has changed to be more rainbows because of the higher percentages of a higher arc. Guys are shooting from farther away with their arms infront of their sight lines becasue it’s biomechanically more repeatable and therefore less likely to breakdown. The hop step quick release also balances out the necessity to have a higher reach.

  • Martinez

    1) so? whatever works
    2) then thats too bad at that point its on lin for not making it work
    3) Steve Nash was okay

  • Martinez

    how was it garbage? cuz they didnt play teamball? it was all stars it was for fun and everyone played well it was great

  • George Livingston

    1) Agreed. If Jeremy averages, 20+ and 9 assists..who cares. There will ALWAYS be critics of him even if he averaged 50 points a game and 20 assists and won 10 championships.
    2) If Jeremy doesn’t do well with Dantoni and provided he is given full reigns to a system that is suited for him and the support of this coach, then we as fans need to accept him for that. I’ll always remain a fan for what he has accomplished already, but perhaps he isn’t ever going to be the player he is capable of becoming
    3) 3 is a concern that I have as well..not 1 and 2.

  • George Livingston

    Dantoni’s a big fan of Jeremy’s. I doubt this would happen.

  • Dan Cohen

    Never say never.. so if dantoni was still with the lakers and kobe is healthy.. do you think kobe will buy into mda’s system by letting lin run the point? no way. Nash in previous years in LA with kobe playing was the perfect example. Also you have to remember.. mda play lin as the last option during linsanity…until he saw what lin can bring. But dude.. even if MDA allow lin to run, the FO of that organization might not if there is a better star.

  • Dan Cohen

    See that is the difference between what martinez and you wrote in regards to first reason. If he avg 50 pts a gmae and 20 assist and WON 10 champs.. dude.. NO ONE can dispute that he lin is not at least a very good player. Why? because even Nash or any pg under him cannot do that. That also speaks volume in that if you let lin the freedom to play, which many coaches doesn’t, he can put up linsane numbers. If lin does what you said.. dude, I will want mda as the coach IMMEDIATELY. The point I was making is, he might just put up 18 and 8 which any pg whom played under mda can achieved easily..so that is nothing ‘wow’ about it. But if he does even just 20 and 20.. I will be the first to say get dantoni.

  • George Livingston

    Danton can’t get afford to get into a situation similar to New York or the Lakers where the “superstars” basically ran him out of town after refusing to play in his system. Wherever he ends up, Im confidant that he won’t repeat the same mistakes and will ask for carte blanche control to run his system….he’s got one more shot at this or he’s done. I could be wrong, but we’ll see.

    Danton knew very little to nothing about Jeremy before Linsanity broke, but that’s not his fault…it’s the fault of the draft system. Why would anyone expect a coach to play an undrafted player he knows nothing about? Dantoni is a head coach not a scout.

  • George Livingston

    No way can “any” point guard achieve 18/8 in Dantoni’s system….My whole point was that Jeremy will always have his detractors even if he leads a team to a championship. I was exaggerating.

  • Dorothy

    Simplified Chinese or traditional Chinese or both? I think JLin Fan from Australia knows a couple, but there is time difference. So you may have to wait or post again.

  • Dan Cohen

    Ok true, I’ll take that back about ‘ANY’ pg with 18 and 8.. but more like ‘ANY’ pg except for for Darius morris and someone else if I recalled, thrived under mda’s offensive system.. aka elevated their game also..noticably felton and blake and few others). 18 and 8 for lin should be doable with any coach similar to mda’s style. (pnr,etc).. in my opinion anyways, so it’s nothing to wow about for me if he played under mda.. because he did better than 18 and 8. Now if he can do 18 and 8 under another coach, that’s different. My point was if lin reunites with mda, he can make a big statement if his stats are like 25 and 10… 18 and 8 is not a big statement if it’s under mda who naturally elevates pg’s game and everyone in the nba knows that.

  • Acbc

    Jeremy Lin can play under any system when he is allowed to play. He’s done it in the Princeton system in college ( still don’t know what “Princeton system” BS coaches ). LIN had success with Mchale’s “read and react” system whenever Harden was out or had a chance to play.

    What LIN needs is a NBA coach that believes in him and so far only MDA has been the only one willing to do it.

    Like many people have said, LIN will always be judged by haters for any little received fault no matter how unsubstantiated it is in real facts.

    I want LIN to at least have another chance with a known commodity in MDA. D’antoni will at least give LIN a fair shake. None of the other coaches can give us that security. Given the options, many here would agree that MDA is the number one choice as a coach for LIN.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly…stop saying SYSTEM is the problem….The problem is not really bball related at all

  • David Kim

    1)After reaching an agreement with the New York Knicks on a contract buyout, power forward Amar’e Stoudmire is leaning toward signing with the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN’s Ian Begley reports.

    2) I listened some espn mike and mike shows. One of the Mike said Mavs plays better without Rondo.

    Pick and Pop with Dirk. Pick and roll with Tyson and stats.
    Lots of ex-teammates

    if Mavs signs with stat and doesn’t sign another contract with Rondo, Mavs is perfect place to sign for Lin.

  • George Livingston

    It’s true that Dantoni’s system is a point guard friendly system, but Nash was the only one who really put up all-star numbers in his system. Felton had a career 1/2 year (16/8 I believe), but it was a confluence of a career year and the point-guard friendly system. Detractors will criticize Jeremy no matter what….As long as Jeremy wins with 18/8 with Dantoni, they will have a lot less to criticize about. None says stuff about Nash being a product of Danton’s system do they?

  • George Livingston

    Yes..I agree..only concerned MDA might get Jeremy injured is all. Jeremy needs the full-fledged support of his coach to be successful…any job is that way. If you have a good manager, you will be able to do a lot.

  • Dan Cohen

    Actually they did say that too.. there was article on it. But thing is when nash was with dallas.. don nelson was the coach and he also did put up those similar numbers in points.. but his assists went up.. So it’s not like lin’s roller coaster ride. If lin was able to have to those consistently numbers.. they can’t say he is by product. Problem is his linsane stats when he broke out is the basis for many and if it’s not up to par, well you will have ppl saying stuff like that. nash was consistent in a way starting I think his 3rd or 4th year and into when he was with dantoni.

  • George Livingston

    There may have been an article on it, but there is no prevailing narrative saying that Nash “was a product of Dantoni’s system.” If it were so, no way would he have been traded to the Lakers. Nash was a good player before Dantoni, but check out his numbers after he went to Dantoni/the Suns. : http://espn.go.com/nba/player/stats/_/id/592/steve-nash .

  • Brent Yen

    MDA is a lot like Lin perception wise. NBA thinks they have something to offer, but does not think they can bring a team to glory. They constantly became scapegoat to their team too. I think Lin will play 38 minutes under MDA…

  • Brent Yen

    Eliis and Lin…can they coexist?

  • Dan Cohen

    I don’t know what you mean by prevailing narrative, but this twitter pretty much said it. https://twitter.com/michaeljrico/status/530372816559144960. I remember there was an article on it..or was it a forum.. and also somewhere it was saying amare was the by product of dantoni system too. The only noticable thing I see on nash’s stats was his assist number jumped to double digits. that’s it.. and also a few others 3point % shot , etc, but those are eexpected to improved. That is the things.. I noticed most pgs under dantoni has their assists improved.

    Now if you asked me is nash a by product of dantoni system.. well he was good already with another coach.. so I can’t say he is.. If he was inconsistent with another coach. there is an argument for it. That is why for lin, there is always this argument and to shut it all up, he needs to play for a coach besides mda who believe in him and runs pnr and have players buy in. Many teams are running pnr so that is not a problem.. it’s the coach and the players (who can subconsciously say I don’t want no asian kid running this team.. (a bit stereotypical but I can see it happening) so they won’t buy in) that are the 2 obstacles.

  • Dan Cohen

    note that this was in 2014.. so for ppl who are too vocal about lin, don’t just start bashing on this rico guy, it might make matters worst.

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    If we have to bash everyone who said that….we need to recruit more ppl…lol…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Not sure what ‘good’ would mean from Medina …

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/567387236866723840

  • Dan Cohen

    that is the thing, I heard about ellis and lin when they were GSW.. but what exactly happen or anything exactly happened that cause ppl to say this here? Was ellis offended by lin or something.

  • Jeremiah

    My final prophesy: Jeremy Lin has played his last game as a Los Angeles Laker. He will be traded by the deadline to one of the 20 teams still contending for a playoff spot. Enjoy the impending Return of Linsanity, especially those of you who have kept the faith.

  • 1mtoldman

    there are a dozen or more different reports all listing different places stoudamire may or may not be going. none of those reports say the same thing. speculation entirely at this point. i personally would no longer see stoudamire as a signifcant asset. tho bleacher report regards him as “the best unaffiliated talent available at the moment.”

    i still dont understand the mechanics and logistics of a buy out: who initiates it?

    do both sides have to be interested in it or does one side push the other?

    in this case who gave up what?

    and why if this is something doable for stoudamire with a huge contract couldn’t something similar be done for/with lin.

    (the primary desireablility listed for stouadmire is with the buy out he is not longer a “contract albatross”. )

    is the difference between lin and stoudamire that stoudamire and the knicks both desire this and so work something out to mutual benefit where as neither lin or the lakers have any particular vested interest in arranging something?

    yes no–i dont understand the mechanics of all these seeming to me convulouted nba contractual clauses: exemptions, “bird somethings”, etc. etc. etc.

    it seems players move more at the say so of lawyers than coaches, gms, owners or players and has often little or nothing to do with putting a winning product on the court.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think so i dont know anything about lin/ellis in gs but that was long ago and they were different people then; but now ellis is a scorer. just that a scorer. he doesn’t take an inordinate about of shots or require the ball for any inordinate about of time. he seems more a last option than a first option most of the time. and is as much a passer as he is a shooter. 15fga per game 5 assists per game career wise.

    certainly not in the melo/harden/kobe/westbrook class. (those four are in a league of their own)

  • deesee5

    I bet you Lin will stay.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont see it. but always room for prophets. if one keeps prophecying eventually some will stick. i do think its possible he has played his last game for the lakers but that would be because i think it more likely from what has been said about ronnie the head of the snake currently the end of the bench price playing after the as break that he and lin will reverse places for the rest of the season. and that dnp/cd will be lins circumstance for the remainder of his laker time. that the deal once clarkson took over as “development” (to conceal tanking)–that lin would get the games before the as g and price the games after.

    but this is not a prophecy just speculation. that seems to make sense.

  • Rookie75094

    Maybe we should start a petition for the tankers to buy out Jlin just like Amare

  • Rookie75094

    F the Jlin haters. … whoever they are…hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure

  • Dan Cohen

    Time to wake up. It’s 3:50 PM EST or 12:50 PST. It’s president’s day so I forgive you for sleeping in this late.

  • Gigi

    ” Yet, Young also offered a dose of irony, the high-volume shooter suggesting Lin could have become more effective had he adjusted to the team’s needs instead of his own. “I know it’s his contract year, but he could’ve focused on passing a little bit more,” Young said of Lin. ”

    ^ really Nick? Of all people, you are complaining about someone being selfish and not passing? lol

    And Byron can go over his system all he wants with Jeremy, It will still be terrible.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ….but no Regret.

  • 1mtoldman

    ask and it shall be given. seek and ye shall find.

    well heres an article hot off the press seeming to address my question below. it doesnt go into details but as i see it what it is saying would seem to be it would require lin to be the one to initiate this process. that he would be the one with something to gain (according to the article); that to the lakers it doesn’t really matter one way or the other and that to agree to a buy out would be just “the team” (doing) “right by the player”.

    something i dont see the lakers organization these days for the most part inclined towards.

    “Los Angeles Lakers: Buyout A Good Idea For Jeremy Lin?”

    “With the recent news of Amar’e Stoudemire‘s buyout from the New York Knicks, it’s possible that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin could receive the same treatment.

    The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney acknowledges that while the Los Angeles Lakers would love to trade Lin, the market has been underwhelming. It makes sense given his contract’s cap number (around $8 million), and the fact that most teams that could actually use the point guard for a playoff run would have difficulty swinging a trade that works for both parties because of that number

    It doesn’t help that the former star of “Linsanity” has been a poor fit for the Lakers this season, was relegated to the bench behindRonnie Price earlier in the season and is now backing up starterJordan Clarkson.

    Jeremy Lin certainly expected more out of this season, as did the Los Angeles Lakers, and it’s clear that the teams will be going their separate ways in the offseason. It’s fair to wonder where this situation will end up should the Lakers be unsuccessful in finding a trade partner for Lin before the deadline.

    One solution could be to buyout the point guard’s contract, allowing him to sign with a playoff team, and make his case for a new contract through his performance in the playoffs.

    While no such discussions have been reported, it would be worth consideration for both parties.

    For Jeremy Lin, the benefits are quite clear. He would get the opportunity to choose his next team, and would be playing essentially the same role he does now, except with the luxury of doing so for a playoff contender. Teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Miami Heat would certainly be interested given their backup point guard situations.

    The chance to prove that his time with the Lakers was the result of poor fit rather than his ability, and the opportunity to make an impression on teams through becoming an impact player off the bench for a good team once again could have effects on Lin’s financial future.

    For the Lakers, not getting anything for Jeremy Lin could be seen as a setback of sorts, but the reality is that he’s not in the team’s plans going forward. The difference between Lin leaving during this regular season and waiting until free agency to hit is basically nothing for the Lakers; the end result is the same.

    In this case, the team simply does right by the player, allowing him to move on from a situation that isn’t exactly benefiting either party

    It’s true that Jeremy Lin, along with Carlos Boozer and Ed Davis, has helped form one of the more formidable bench units in the NBA. But the minutes that Lin contributes for the Lakers are rather meaningless; the team has been long removed from any type of playoff contention, and any type of momentum he gains with the team likely won’t matter from the Lakers perspective anyways given the writing on the wall.

    If the Lakers do buyout the contract of Jeremy Lin, they could fill his roster spot with a younger player as a tryout for the 2015-16 season. With a few intriguing prospects on their D-League roster, this option could benefit the evaluation of a number of those players (note: guard Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson’s college teammate, would be an intriguing option)

    With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, and the Lakers running out of time to find a suitable deal for Jeremy Lin, a buyout could be a scenario to seriously consider for both parties.”

    –jackson sanders (lake show life)

  • Rookie75094

    You hit it right on the head. .. fifty shades of kobe. .. hehe

  • 1mtoldman

    omg this from the guy with the worst assists to fga ratio in the nba!!!!! smh.

  • Dan Cohen

    no!!! did swaggy really say that??

  • Gigi

    I guess so… just read the Mark Medina article that Arsenium12 posted. At this point, all you can do is laugh.

  • Brent Yen
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    “Just play basketball,” Scott said. “If you have a shot, take it. If you have a drive, take it. If you don’t, pass it.

    That is not game strategy, BS.

  • Brent Yen

    It is just a subtle way of saying Lin was not making good decisions…LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s a disgrace for the tittle of a head coach. Never take responsibility for his failure.

  • guest

    Scott was responding to the last three positive articles about jeremy.

  • FrankW

    “I know it’s his contract year, but he could’ve focused on passing a little bit more,” Young said of Lin.

    The games I’ve seen, all Lin does mostly was passing the ball to Nick. The more he passes the more assists blown, what more could he have done? Has anyone counted all the blown assists blown by Kobe and Young?

    Nick with an assist of 1.0 per game, look who is talking not passing the ball? Lin is passing to Nick and sacrificing his assists stats. At lease make those shots Nick.

    Lin takes 8.2 shots per game 42.6%, Nick 11.5 shots 36.5%, Kobe whopping 20.4 shots 37.3%. If anything Lin should take more shots, but that is not what BS wants. Scott needs to tank.

  • Dan Cohen

    Even as a devil’s advocate, everything you mentioned I can’t argue against except for this:

    “Nick with an assist of 1.0 per game, look who is talking not passing the ball?”
    well in nick’s defense on this statement.. he is a sg..so he doesn’t have to pass.

  • Dan Cohen

    but forgot to say.. “if you take too many shots, you should get others involve instead of your own.”

  • Dan Cohen

    or swaggy, knowing him, might be just joking on this passing irony.

  • Rookie75094

    Let me rephrase… let’s petition Jlin to approach the tankers and request a buy out. … please do it J!!!

  • Rookie75094

    Bs and the tankers are dead to me…. have no interest in listening to them anymore

  • FrankW

    So he shoots lights out even zero percentage shots? Good for tanking then.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • George Livingston

    Nash is widely considered one of the greatest pg to ever play..the fact that you have to quote obscure twitter references and dig up old articles proves my point. Jeremy himself had admitted Dantoni would be the ideal coach to play for. You are too concerned with what the Lin detractors think….once Jeremy averages 18/10 on a winning team, those detractors will still criticize, but the vast majority will change their perception of him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @Jeremy Only Fan Garden (closed group @Facebook)
    http://tieba.baidu.com/f?ie=utf-8&kw=%E6%9E%97%E4%B9%A6%E8%B1%AA http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=%E5%AE%87%E5%AE%99%E6%9E%97
    Another new one just starts not so long ago, can’t remember the group name.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin unrelated post:

    Will be off to my medical procedure soon. Thanks for all the prayers. Will post an update when I’m more alert and feel more humane again:-)

  • Charlie Sun

    Maybe that’s Young’s way of saying pass him the ball EVEN MORE. The Kobe is strong in this one.

  • Charlie Sun

    Remember LINSANITY!

  • JoeTeam

    oh, I get it now – they wanted the family to see him play. Nice team and opposing team.

  • MoominFloren

    Just like what Lin has tweeted…..rest, recover, rebuild, refresh & renew. Stay strong & we are waiting the good news from both you and Lin.

  • TTNN

    http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2015/01/20/assessing-the-lakers-trade-assets/

    this one is fair.

    “2. Jeremy Lin: I don’t necessarily think Lin has gotten the fairest shake in L.A. He’s clearly a better player than Ronnie Price, but lost his starting job for a quarter of the season and is one of the few players who is consistently negatively called out by his head coach. Even when he’s played well, he’s not always closed games and there has been more than one occasion where you have to wonder if the coach simply doesn’t like him (the latest being where Scott intimated he thought Jeremy was soft). When it comes right down to it, Lin should have been starting since day one and likely should have been even more encouraged than he was — and I mean this via actual X’s and O’s and not just talk — to take control of the offense by running more pick and rolls and pushing the pace as much as possible. He is a good player — better than he’s shown, I think — but he has clearly not been given much of the royal jelly that could, potentially, bring out the best in him.

    In saying all that, when evaluating Lin’s potential trade value, two things go against him. The first is his contract. Lin’s cap figure is $8.3 million, but he is actually being paid almost $15 million this season. That salary quirk is how the Rockets were able to pry him loose from the Knicks in free agency and is also a reason why the Rockets had to sweeten their offer to the Lakers with a first round pick in the trade that sent him to Los Angeles this past July. It’s what will also complicate any trade because any team that trades for him will need to be ready to fork over heftier pay checks than his cap hit would imply. For a team like the Lakers (who print money) that’s not a problem. But if you’re a team who doesn’t swim in profits, that might be an issue.

    Second, Lin plays the deepest position in the league and isn’t going to be a better option than the starting point guards a lot of teams already have. This will be especially true when you’re talking about a contending team. So, when you trade for Lin, the odds are you are trading for a backup. In theory, this is fine — he’d be a damn good back up for a lot of teams. But when combining what his salary is with what role he’s likely to play that changes the equation. If you’re a contending team, do you trade a real asset for the right to pay a back up point guard — even a potentially really good one — $7 million over the second half of the season?”

  • Rookie75094

    Gl to you…God bless.

  • Yascar

    Stay strong. Hope it goes well. God bless.

  • linspiredinla

    Hope you are right!

  • KL

    I think we really need to come against that narrative that Lin is inconsistent. More recently, it has been the favoured argument by Lin haters like McHale and Scott.

    Previously the criticism was on Lin’s defense but that narrative has died down somewhat now that advanced stats have helped to debunk that theory. Even earlier, the criticism was focused on his turnovers (and still is to some extent).

    However, inconsistency is the rallying cry of the haters now. That is because it is hard to measure consistency. Is Jeremy more inconsistent than the average NBA player? Are boxscore stats the best way to measure consistency?

    At the same time I acknowledge some inconsistency but I have explanations.

    Firstly, Jeremy has always been the coach on the floor. He plays to win, not for personal stats. When teams adjust to stop Jeremy, he tries very hard to figure out how to overcome the adjustments. That should be the coach’s job but in fact the only coach to do that consistently was D’ Antoni. Lin himself called D’ Antoni a genius who made all sorts of fine adjustments to crack the defense and Lin ran it to perfection. However, with McHale who cannot draw plays and Scott who runs a terrible offensive scheme (and does not enforce it properly at any rate), it has fallen on Lin. Yes, Lin is a bit of an overthinker (by his own admission). However, I can live with Jeremy overthinking a bit, as long as he is just trying to figure out how to win.

    Secondly, the number of changes Lin has had to face is mind boggling. In 3 years he has had 4 coaches, 3 teams, countless role changes. I was initially critical of how Lin started this season, but the fact is that he never practiced with the starters during the preseason / training camp. And it seems every time Lin developed some comfort Scott would shake things up.

    I am not saying that Lin can only thrive in a certain system. But Lin needs a system, and not just chaos. He is a structured, intelligent team player, not a stat-padding iso star or ballhog passing the ball at the end of the shot clock PG.

    We should stand up against this false narrative of inconsistency.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS isn’t bs for nothing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The moment Young called out Kobe, his stats sank. There’s no accident. The coach played a big part in punishing players thru stats. I will give Byron the discredit for ruining the team and dragging down his players with him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS is the only one who defines the conditions of the above.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin is only a poor fit for Kobe and Byron Scott.

  • Yascar

    Completely totally agree!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas must be an ideal place for Jeremy and his ex-teammates. I guess Dallas should consider signing Steve Novak and Landry Fields too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis is a really good player not like Kobe the acting great player. Throughout his careers, you have nothing bad to say about him. His shooting percentage of contested shots is almost twice as good as Kobe this season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t bother to respond to my posting anymore. Let’s agree to disagree.
    The quotation is from Ken Berger. Click the linkage and read it for yourself.
    I agree with Ken that ASG is not a real basketball game and after watching the game, I agree with Ken 100%.

  • Charlie Sun

    We have another stat to help us. Average per 36 minutes. Turns out he is very consistent then.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01.html#per_minute::none

  • Charlie Sun

    Wishing a speedy recovery

  • KL

    Yeah, got upset when I read the latest Mark Medina article where Scott calls Lin inconsistent. Sure that is a good way to sweep all his stunning performances under the carpet and explain the benching.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Plus Amar’e Stoudemire will get a head start in playing for a playoff team with strong support from Tyson Chandler, Norwitzki, Ellis, and not to mention Parsons Chandler too. Amare, Norwitzki, Chandlers and Ellis will make a really explosive offensive team.
    Dallas does have a problem in the depth of their backcourts though.

  • golfhacker

    Stay strong, like always 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    “he never practiced with the starters during the preseason / training camp. And it seems every time Lin developed some comfort Scott would shake things up.”

    this i feel is the key to lin’s “inconsistency” this season. take a look at his performance in simple easily understandable areas like points/assists/shooting% not some complex advanced and arbitrary stuff that probably doesn’t even have any credibility beyond the theoretical.

    lets look at lins bad (ie inconsistent) games.

    well as you say the first four games of the season three of the four were poor. and you give the reason. (he never practiced with the starters….)

    after that until two games before his demotion to backup behind brief head of the snake ronnie price he was a model of consistency (ie. quality performance).

    here are lin’s cumulative numbers for that time: 13.4 pts/4.9 assists/45%
    note: these are not 36 per numbers these are actual per game averages

    then there are the two bad games before his demotion. now i wasn’t watching nba at that time (didn’t have access) and don’t know but the key to these two games is he got reduced minutes; were his minutes reduced because he was bad or was he bad because his minutes were reduced? no matter immediately after that he was demoted and that seems to have been quite a shock because it took him some time to recover and adapt to his new role but eventually he did

    (a similar circumstance occurred with deron williams with the nets)

    anyway after adjusting to his new situation (about ten games) he basically put up quality performance virtually every game until (again) his situation was changed and he suddenly saw his minutes decline dramatically into less than 20 and seeming descending to zero (this after being named player of the week for the lakers!) before he even had time to react to that

    he was suddenly (again as at the start of the season) thrust into a situation of starting two games when price went down with injury and playing with players he was unfamiliar with (as at the start of the season) and (again) he did not play well and (again) two bad games in a row (as before the first demotion) and bam: he’s dnp/cd

    well this time it didn’t take him as long to adjust even tho roughly simultaneously but not entirely so with this shock came the (yet again), demotion behind another player this time jordan clarkson.

    as i said this time lin responded more quickly and prior to the two games final when he was ill and beyond that probably seeing there was really little or no purpose to his time here in la further (i personally expect he will be dnp/cd for the rest of the reasons)–again up until that time in his games as now clarksons backup scored in double figures in 5 of the 7 games and maintained his almost 5 assists pers game (high than anyone other than kobe on the team for the year) despite his continually declining minutes.

    so: with exceptions for which there are clear and understandable reasons almost all related to your second point i have referenced: “every time lin would develop some comfort scott would shake things up”–lin has been consistent. consistently producing solid numbers within the limitations of what he was given.

    by the way his career numbers are still (and am confident will remain so regardless of where he goes further.) superior to anyone who has replaced him be it beverly, price, clarkson or any of the now long forgotten abl’s before. (speaking of consistency).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    As I recalled, Eric Bledsoe made 10 TOs in a game. Nobody called him out for being inconsistent.

  • KL

    Thanks! Great details!

  • Filler-up

    I rellydon’t care what BS has to say about anything. He has shown himself to be a poor judge of talent. He is also a poor coach for allowing the system to be dictated by one player at the expense of the majority of the other players. Also as a man he deserves no respect from me for the way he has treated his players, and not just Lin.

  • Martinez

    Lol yet you still reply to mine
    admit it you dont like it cuz Lin is not involved

  • Filler-up

    Talk about delusional. Lin was passing up shots to get Young untracked. So much for gratitude. Lin should have just held the ball and let te play develop instead of passing out early all the time. Boozer’s comment was sensible.

  • CJSHYY

    Really don’t need to care what BS said bc it’s all BS. smh! Only 29 more games to go now…

  • FrankW

    BS’s coaching record speak volumes. This is the guy brought here to showcase Kobe, manage his time and keep him healthy but ended Kobe’s season instead.

  • 22cents

    BS’s Princeton is “Princeton” to lose games. Simple as that. BS also pointed fingers to his players for “soft”. Bad BS.

  • FrankW

    You were thinking about Kobe or Stephen Curry.

    Eric Bledsoe had two 6 turnovers, three 7 turnovers and one 9 turnovers.
    Kobe had 10 turnovers and one 9 turnovers.
    James Harden had two 7 turnovers, two 8 turnovers and one 9 turnovers.
    Stephen Curry had 10 turnovers and three 6 turnovers, two of which were back-to-back.
    Damian Lillard had four 6 turnovers.
    Kyrie Irving had 8 turnovers.
    John Wall had 7, 8 and 9 turnovers.
    Kyle Lowry had 7 and 9 turnovers.
    Russell Westbrook had five 6 turnovers, two 7 turnovers and one 8 turnovers.

    The list goes on and on and on – it does not matter unless its Jeremy Lin.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Yascar

    Oh dear. Tell it like it is James.

  • JoeTeam

    Get well …. aussies rule.

  • 1mtoldman

    the list going on and on…here’s a nice symetrical one: lebron
    1 9
    2 8
    3 7
    4 6

  • Maknusia

    Rest and get well

  • chan c

    God bless , JLin Fan from Australia.

  • chan c

    very positive despite everything… 🙂

  • chan c

    include Shump in the mix… 🙂

  • chan c

    hmmm… missing JLin???

  • John Lee

    Forget not, the narratives against Lin are NEVER about stats, because stats speak in Lin’s favor.

    Haters gonna hate because it’s what they do, it’s their sole purpose in life. No amount of solid evidence is gonna get in the way of good ol’ hating.

    You might as well talk to a rock.

  • FrankW

    Huh? Lebron’s hair decrease by 9 increments every second?

  • FrankW

    I would then advise my friend Bev to pass it back to Harden with half a second remaining on the shot clock.

  • nodomo

    Ellis and Lin didn’t get along that well in GS. Ellis didn’t like Lin that much and would consistently freeze out Lin whenever they were on the court together. Perhaps Ellis was giving Lin the rookie treatment, but then again, Ellis would pass to other guys and never would pass to Lin.

  • joyce ward

    So Harden not so positive in Bev now.Hmmm Bev needs to be careful,he might be gone if harden wants him to be gone..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Get well soon Mel!

  • We’ll be praying hard for you, Mel!

  • jolno

    Did Lin deliberately leave out Return at the end? Does this mean he is not returning to the Lakers after the trade deadline LOL? I guess one can always dream.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well, Patrick Beverley is NOT an NBA level caliber player either. Doesn’t matter whatever position he may be with the Rockets.

  • I found the last word ‘Remember’ to be the most interesting.

    Remember ‘Linsanity’? Remember this bad taste in the mouth of being marginalized by jealous star or bad system?
    Remember to play for the Audience of One?

    Whatever it is .. I’m glad Jeremy has a plan after reflecting what he has described as the worst experience he played basketball and will remember and learn from it.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Tey Ling

    Lin still in NY or back in LA?

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    Don’t know

  • Tey Ling

    Past 2 seasons they kept saying Bev is a better fit with Harden. So why now the change unless there is a trade.

  • Tey Ling

    Ok….

  • sport

    You forgot the most important part, minutes! One game JLin gets 29 minutes next game he gets less than 20 how can anyone be consistent if their minutes aren’t?! I still believe JLin needs to take more shot attempts they are just way too low if he want to be an allstar! Somewhere around 13 shot attempts per game would be the best not including FTs.

  • james brown

    when the pass is there, he needs to pass the ball to the other player. Princeton is system of passing the ball to the best optional player inside. its not an iso ball where when the ball goes to the SG, he shoots the ball. but as a sg, he seldon pass to other player but to his words himself, if the player is in the RIM, he will pass it there!

  • The answer has always been Kobe.

    If non-Lin fans disagreed, it’s easy to prove. If Kobe was serious about mentoring Lin to be a championship PG, why did he give up after only 10-15 games that Lin/Boozer got benched in Game 21?

    What’s interesting is if Lin’s prepared to be traded by Thursday, Feb 19.
    And Nick Young seemed to hint that Lin could be dropping a few dimes when Kobe was out there.
    Kobe hardly passed Lin on the perimeter. Lin tried to set up Kobe but there was no practice time as Lin said.

    As Dwight said, what Kobe said in public is different than what happened on the floor.

    Let’s hope for a pleasant (but unlikely) surprise trade by Thursday. If Lin blows up in a different team, it would quiet all the LAL critics that it’s Lin’s fault.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • John Lee

    I think that a lot of people underestimate Kobe’s damage. Just imagine…how p*ssed off does a person have to be to walk out on 30M dollars. THIRTY FRE4KING MILLION DOLLARS! It baffles the mind how nasty Kobe is to work with, even for D12 who has superstar halo, and Nash who’s MVP-caliber PG. Kobe is an egomaniac who does not understand neither the concept of team nor basketball being a team sport. His admiration and tribute to MJ begins and ends with making tough shots, never realizing that MJ would never have achieved what he did without the team-play fundamentals laid down by Dean Smith. When it comes down to the basics, Kobe’s not even a good fit for the Globetrotters, who have better team chemistry.

    Kobe Bryant is a pseudo-star AND a disgrace to the sport.

  • That flip-slop :} … is Adidas?

  • yeah, that’s how fed up Dwight Howard with Kobe’s treatment to walk away from that much money.

    The sad part is Kobe was talented enough to be an imperfect MJ’s copycat of individual skills but never his teamwork philosophy that Dean Smith imparted. And he would have to live with constant suspicion for the rest of his life since he’s afraid people will backstab him the same way he did to people.

    His days are numbered and he’s getting more paranoid by the day.

  • John Lee

    Yes, and it’s crystal clear more so now than ever. When Shaq left some people still had doubts, but after D12, Gasol and Nash, Kobe can no longer claim innocence. It’s no coincidence that even Kobe’s buddy Melo didn’t want to come to LA, or LeBron for that matter. NO ONE with any amount of choice would willingly come to LA now, as long as there’s a shred of hint of Kobe’s return to the team.

  • Tey Ling

    What is the similarities between Kobe hold on the Lakers vs Sadam Hussein or Gaddafi hold / rule on their respective countries? Answer: the masses suffers./ suffered.

  • MoominFloren

    @@ Slippers again……

  • Tey Ling

    Slippers are normal gears n Asia. ….very comfortable, we wear almost everywhere including airport.

  • Kianainhi

    Good catch! Didn’t even notice it when I first saw the pic. lol

  • John Lee

    My brother has a pair that I’d say is almost identical. Now I gotta get a pair too!

  • Kianainhi

    Get well soon! Be strong and always think positive.

  • MoominFloren

    Yes they are comfortable, I wear flip flops very often in summer time :))

    It’s funny that Lin always get caught in socks and slippers ………

  • Keith

    @JLin7 large Adidas billboard. pic.twitter.com/s78wIcwCdX— linspiredinla (@linspiredinca) February 17, 2015

  • Tey Ling

    Nick unkind talks on Lin and it is being commented at clutch fans. However Harden unkind comments on Bev, there is no postings at clutchfans. Only logical reason – Lin is News.

  • Tey Ling

    Maybe he has weird toes, ha ha ha…

  • John Lee

    Haven’t read the context in which Young made those comments, but if he was serious then he’s really ungrateful. Lin was the only one being supportive of Young (kept feeding despite countless misses) during the shooting slump.

  • linspiredinla

    Should post this on Twitter for Young to see.

  • cali7

    I didn’t read the article so i could be totally off but that quote unto itself I can see nick young saying it in a sarcastic tone.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wow! Very Impressive.
    It takes me a long time to find out how many TOs Bledsoe made this season.
    Is there a place where you could get the data easily?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Cavaliers is going to hold on him though. He’s one of the few defensive players on the team.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I new nick young and scott drama is fake…..nick young is kobe
    minions why did he got those contracts he will not pull stupid sheet on
    scott when he knows he is staying their for a long time…this scrub is thrash

    he pull that thing so that they can say we did not dnp only jeremy lin we did it also too nick young…lakers are thrash

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Gary Payton Picks Between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan
    Gary Payton, knows both players very well, and decides who is the best ever, the Black Mamba or His Airness.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Days in days out, what Byron Scott did is libeling.
    His post game interview really sucks.
    MDA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Byron Scott as a coach and as a person.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe just doesn’t know when to quit.
    After next season, nobody will like to mention Kobe again.
    He’s a pain in the donkey.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Parsons Chandler, Greg Smith, and Jeremy Lin make a lot of sense.
    What they need is Landry Fields, Steve Novak, Toney Douglas etc.
    It’s just a dream of the reborn of Linsanity.
    If they can use Raymond Felton, Delvin Harris, Jeremy Lin can only be better.
    By the way, Dallas should hire Steve Nash as their assistant coach too.

  • webattorney

    Best wishes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s how Nick got out of Byron Scott’s doghouse.

  • Promo Sports World

    Well folks this 2nd half of the season will be huge for Jeremy getting a nice back-up pg, with starter potential, contract. Whatever minutes provided he has to turn every game into a positive.

    Is it fair no. But it’s never been fair. if his second half resembles his first half I am very concerned about offers. Blaming BS/Kobe means nothing at this point. lead in +/minus every game and net a positive shooting percentage.

  • leeda harun

    for me I want to see his 6 R coming into reality

  • leeda harun

    more like Young. ····say something like…….we need Rondo….the passing PG

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What Lakers need is to get their heads out of sand and look beyond ex-Lakers such as Magic Johnson, Byron Scott. They drag the team to calamity.

  • 1mtoldman

    4 kwok wai lai who asks below the place imo to go for basketball or any sport player info (stats) is: basketball reference (baseball reference, etc.) thats how i know the lebron expo:

    1 9 turnover game 2 8 turnover games 3 7 turnover games 4 6 turnover games (and that’s just this year and he’s played in only what? ….. 47 games….)

  • 1mtoldman

    gotta love kobe even more after “the interview”. what a guy.

    “Does my nature make me less enjoyable to play with? Of course,” he says. “Of course it does. Is it possible that some top players in the league are intimidated by that? Yes. But do I want to play with those players? Does the Laker organization want those specific players? No. Magic. Jordan. Bird. We all would have been phenomenal teammates. This organization wants players who will carry this franchise to another five or six championships. The player who does that has to be cut from the same cloth. And if they’re not cut from that cloth, they don’t belong here – ”

    oh wait this isn’t from
    “the interview” with ahmad rashad (still exists?) that was supposed to air after the all star game?

    this is from gq (the last interview he gave it says before his season ending injury–which season ending injury would that be, seems a perpetual thing)

    and then of course there the upcoming kobe movie special documentary whatever.

    seems the bean is more visible and self promoting off the court, hopefully he will just stay there (ie. off the court).

  • 1mtoldman

    “Does my nature make me less enjoyable to play with? Of course,” he says. “Of course it does. Is it possible that some top players in the league are intimidated by that? Yes. But do I want to play with those players? Does the Laker organization want those specific players? No. Magic. Jordan. Bird. We all would have been phenomenal teammates. This organization wants players who will carry this franchise to another five or six championships. The player who does that has to be cut from the same cloth. And if they’re not cut from that cloth, they don’t belong here – ” –kobe bryant

  • FrankW
  • FrankW

    Nick is just being Nick, prob doesn’t mean all that much so don’t read into it too much. Jeremy and Nick still friends but Lin should shoot more rather than dishing to Nick all the time.

  • gasparthe2

    Here’s my little poem again…. changed, fixed, and improved 🙂
    I’m so proud of it. Please forgive the repost.

    Behold the lonely Eagle

    encircled

    by a kettle of hungry

    vultures.

    Oh how do I suffer so;

    Oh my, the bitterness that

    I know.

    Where’s the brilliant Golden

    Light

    that’s promised by the Dragon’s

    Flight;

    Oh Brave Eagle,

    is tonight

    the Night?

    May the faint-hearted wolves

    lay bare their mocking teeth

    while you dance to the drumming

    of the athlete’s

    beat.

    Oh, Golden Eagle,

    how you chose not to

    retreat!

    Shall we be the fools

    who tie your feet?

    You,

    who carries the Cross

    up the mound of Spanish moss

    where the tiger’s sleep;

    Shouldn’t we, then, persevere

    in your likeness, Dragon -Eagle-Tiger- Man

    and yield to the prowess

    which you reap?

  • gasparthe2

    Excellent, 1mtoldman! these particulars should reveal cause to our case that Lin’s ‘internal’ may be strong and willing while the ‘external’ circumstances remain detrimental. And yet, one may never know it, as far as our Lin is concerned, since he can, nevertheless, compare with the best of them.

  • Briiick

    Well said. I always thought Kobe is a clueless drag on his team without PJ ordering him what to do.

  • gasparthe2

    Wish you well, good fan from Australia! Lin for the Win!

  • Medina’s article shows Lin is speaking up that adjustments could’ve been made for everyone.
    Translation: Diplomatically while he wished he could do better but BScott & Kobe don’t really use his strength in the system. Plus Kobe didn’t practice with the team plus Lin didn’t play with him in preseason. How can he be expected to play well next to Kobe?

    All GMs need to know this truth, especially in trade, buyout and FA situation.

    “Lakers’ Byron Scott, Jeremy Lin view his struggles differently”

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/567713906148118528

  • Nick Young could really point to the inconvenient truth.
    When Lin shoots (as Kobe demanded) and not pass to Kobe, he got benched.
    It was a trap after all.

    https://twitter.com/JackNieto3/status/567750600310652929

  • GP correctly said MJ is better simply because MJ didn’t setttle for jumpshots unlike Kobe.
    And MJ is the better all-around player because he trusted him teammates more.

  • GoodDayLA

    I dont even care anymore. From my point of view, I think Lin was just naive. Being a seasoned NBA fan and old enough to have learned the hard way myself, he didn’t learn from Houston that the NBA is a protect yourself league.

    Lin came in with the right mindset in LA, but he failed to understand his surroundings. He was in a Darwinian environment of survive or die and he didn’t realize he needed to just go for stats starting with PPG at all costs, even to the teams’ detriment – of course not intentionally but with the “I can score and carry this team myself mentality” which he lacks. On a good team, that teamball mentality is great, but on a lowly Lakers / Kobe team Lin needed that more selfish approach to save himself.

    It’s tough to switch hats. Now months later, complaining or making subtle digs is pointless unless he is trying to get traded by the 19th.

    For me it’s always a little too late. He should have been speaking up during training camp already. Easy for me to say but it’s what I was hoping he’d do all along.

    Speak up for yourself with the team coaches and media and get max PPG. That’s how you survive in the selfish NBA until you’ve made it.

  • GoodDayLA

    I think Lin is mentally burned out. I prefer he not be traded and just coast on the bench till the summer. He needs to decompress from Linsanity and start fresh this summer with the unrestricted status to finally choose.

  • Brent Yen

    He did that in HOU already.

  • GoodDayLA

    He has never been unrestricted till this summer. I think his forgettable play lately has been due to mental burn out more than anything. I dont think a trade will magically fix him right now no matter where he goes.

  • Based on his recent tweet, I think he’s in a good mental state after spending time with family to rest, regroup and most importantly be determined to face the 2nd half, whether there’s trade, buyout or going for FA.

    I think that’s the best mental attitude to have at the moment to keep playing his game no matter what.

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/567414092668092417

  • GoodDayLA

    I hope after the break Lin finally has a mental breakthrough and just plays only for PPG. nobody cares about anything except box scores and fantasy sports.

    Get max PPG and just shoot like crazy.

    Getting PPG is the American way. There is no reverence for teammball or unselfishness in the NBA.

  • It’s easy to forget what happened in the early season. But the main problem is not Lin being naive or too unselfish.

    I remember we were discussing how Lin was smart as a newcomer to lobby working with Kobe as the star of the team. Remember when Lin trusted Kobe to take the shot and not pass to Kobe if he’s open? Max&Marcellus correctly pointed that Lin did that but Kobe later benched him through BScott.

    Realistically, it’s not possible for Lin to go Linsanity mode from the get-go since Kobe is watching every Laker move to make sure he’s the ONLY hero. I had false hope that Kobe can change but he stayed true to his selfish color.

    It’s easy as Lin fans to be Lin-centric on what he could or couldn’t do. But this situation was not any different than Kobe and Dwight as you know.

    The only thing that might have helped Lin this season was to do what Nick Young said, which is too pass to Kobe in last 2-3 min (i.e. MIN game) and not trust Kobe’s words in the process. But Kobe’s ready to say Lin doesn’t have champion heart to take the shots. That’s why I said Kobe set a trap for Lin.

    Kobe is simply not willing to share any glory of winning with any other players (Lin, Howard, Melo, LeBron, etc.)
    It doesn’t matter what Lin or other players can do.

  • unfortunately that’s true in the NBA except for the Spurs and perhaps ATL now.

    BScott is always ready to bench Lin for not passing or scoring enough.
    So score first, pass second mode like Lin has done in the 1st Half should continue.

    Clarkson doesn’t get criticized for not passing at all so I don’t see why Lin shouldn’t do so in BScott tanking system.

  • true, Lin needs to show his true aggressive scorer identity and can’t facilitate too much when teammates not hitting shots.

  • Martinez

    nah youre over exaggerating
    he’s fine hes at peace
    doesnt mean hes gonna go on and stat pad hes not
    hes gonna play within the system, which is the right way
    hes doing fine
    finally understand what Paul is trying to say

  • Martinez

    Lin is playing the right way and on the right track
    hes doing just fine

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    well as someone some people consider a poet/this i will say/its certainly better than the other lin poet/smith a.

  • Brent Yen

    Happy Lunar new year to everyone who observes it!

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Lakers’ TV audience is going into the tank (from the LA Times) …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/latbbolch/status/567786371712966656

  • Yascar

    He know he’s leaving LA. Bless him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a very blessed Lunar Chinese New Year to everyone who observes this special occasion.

    Thanks for your prayers and concerns! Procedure went well except my throat was still hurting:-) Funny one thing I didn’t ask for and suffer from it for the first time. Comparatively from other side-effects that suffered from in the past, this one was just a minor issue. Consider it as good news that I won’t see the specialist in 3-4 weeks as compared to 2 weeks to learn the result. Thanks everyone!

  • GoodDayLA

    I think we are on the same page. I’m not sure what Lin’s future holds but I think he will eventually have a rebound season even if its 5 years from now. For those who can stick it out that long, you deserve more praise than Lin himself for keeping the faith!

  • GoodDayLA

    the jersey color is bluish. A sign? Haha, I’m getting desperate.

  • Yascar

    Same here!

  • Brent Yen

    46 hours to go….

  • Happy Lunar New Year!
    What would you recommend as the best treats/goodies?

  • BobbyH

    Happy Lunar New Year!

    New Year, New Hope. Just believe that the best is yet to come.

  • Brent Yen

    Even some Lin fans stopped watching games….I guess 1.95 is still a surprisingly high number..lol

  • let’s hope for sooner than later after these tough 3 years :]

  • John Lee

    That looks like the Hornets’ color…

  • Glad the procedure went well so you can celebrate the Lunar Year!

  • Charlie Sun

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t believe there is a trade is looming unless it’s a total surprised:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. One major cloud has lifted:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Me 2. Thank God another major hurdle went out of the way. Really hope that I can move on my life beyond cancer cloud now:-)

  • Keep smiLin and prayin’ hard =)
    Happy for you

  • grover chang

    Amen.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Yascar

    One can hope. Although I think that is his personal favorite color.

  • MoominFloren

    Good news. I’m happy for you.

    If Lin is getting traded in the next 45 hours, that will be a double happiness for us :-)) We must have a big celebration in Lunar New Year!!

  • FrankW

    Latest depth chart is now:
    Clarkson
    Price
    Lin
    Nash
    Why bother to watch?

  • John Lee

    Congratulations! Hopefully this is the last one so that you can start the Year of the Ram in good health.

  • linspiredinla

    Where did you get this? True or conjecture?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s the result of Changing from MDA to Byron Scott who claimed to play for championship, my donkey!

  • FrankW

    http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/lal/los-angeles-lakers

    Won’t know for sure till Friday, game day.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy always cheerful with his teammates; perhaps, all but the eccentric Scott and Charmin listed as the worst starting SG in the league.

  • 1mtoldman

    ram, goat, sheep…ive heard it three ways.

  • 1mtoldman

    you can’t tank on the one hand and not expect to tank on the other.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott always holds a double standard. Don’t bet on it!

  • John Lee

    Sure, let’s call it the Year of the Caprids then for the sake of avoiding controversy. 🙂

    By the same token, the Year of the Ox/Bull can now be known as Year of the Bovine.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Serve him right!
    He’s so crazy playing selfish basketball like this.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe wants Rondo because Kobe can take all the shots and Rondo would just pass him the ball and think little about scoring.

  • John Lee

    Mavs already have a number 7 in Aminu, so Lin will stick with number 17 if landing in Dallas. If going with Spurs during FA, they have both numbers open.

  • FrankW

    Not exactly traditional, I’m dreaming of a good slice of Chinese
    Mooncake (double yoke), a la mode (Neapolitan ice cream) dredged in Galliano
    (Italian liqueur). How is that for a sugar high sweet tooth?

  • real-dsb

    at first I read as “to everyone who deserves it” LOL

  • John Lee

    Kobe is insecure and only wants those who won’t outshine him.

  • John Lee

    Lies.

    Kobe would’ve chased Magic, Jordan and Bird out of the team for outshining him, in the same way he drove Shaq, Dwight, Pau and Nash away.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, bad photo choice. Jason Terry’s not even on the Mavs anymore… he’s with Houston!

  • real-dsb

    What do you think he means by “Remember”? All the others seemed to be about forgetting the 1st half and moving forward (rebuild, refresh, renew).

  • real-dsb

    In my opinion, I think Kobe did briefly want to mentor Lin, Dwight, and others. But he doesn’t have the mentorship skill. So after a week, he just gives up on the mentorship idea and just decided to do it all himself.

  • Maknusia

    Good to know that…you take care…gal…and rest! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Theoretically it should be Goat, but then since everything is being commercialize nowadays, anything goes, I guess…lol

  • Maknusia

    Donkey do try hard….but BScott…tries hard the other way

  • Maknusia

    Gong Xi Fa Cai, May the year of Goat being Prosperity to ALL, especially to Jeremy Lin!

  • Tey Ling

    Wishing All Of You And Your Family A Happy Healthy And Prosperous Year of the Goat. And a joyous hearty reunion day today. Gong Xi FA Cai.

  • real-dsb

    I’m pretty sure he was joking with a smile

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, year of the Ram. No goat, no sheep, just good old strong Ram!

  • real-dsb

    Which Lakers players do you think actually respects Scott as a coach? I’m not sure any of them do.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Great timing, wishing you a New Year of Health!

  • Maknusia

    To be fair, based on number (stats) Clarkson does pass. Probably he doesnt try to playmake as much as Lin, but he do pass the ball

  • webattorney

    Good news.

  • BobbyH

    Happy for you. Get strong for the best from Lin.

  • 1mtoldman

    “yang”

  • 1mtoldman

    wow i thiought it was just me! i did the same i was going to write that same comment!
    (now if we could just decide if it should be goat, ram, or sheep. according to my own personal chinese authority it should be settled by using “yang”. that should cover it.

  • Maknusia

    Oh well just forgo that site! 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    “To be fair, based on number (stats) Clarkson does pass. Probably he doesnt try to playmake as much as Lin, but he do pass the ball” –maknusia

    what numbers are you referring to? show me the proof.

    for the season (you cant just count his games as starting point guard; thats too small a sample size) for the season all minutes and games played; clarkson has fewer assists per game than any other point guard in the nba who has played at least 15 minutes a game and played in at least 30 games.

    that to me is pretty overwhelming eveidence that he does not pass.

  • Maknusia

    For the season his min is low (18min), hence I was only referring for his starts.
    http://stats.nba.com/player/#!/203903/tracking/passes/

    You need to go thru the game log…

  • Rick Johnson
  • John Lee

    If Dragic signs with the Lakers, I’ll actually look forward to Kobe’s return next season. It’d be the only way to right karma.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, Dragic will end up being Kobe’s ball caddie and play the archaic slow Princeton offense consisting of a bunch of contested 2 pointers.

  • John Lee

    Hey, it takes a special kind of thick skin to be able to pull off the shameless antics of blame shifting.

    BS’ got BS talent, give credit where it’s due. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson
  • Clarkson does pass but my point was Clarkson never get slammed by BScott for not passing.
    He’s been consistently taking 13-19 FG attempts since starting w/o Byron criticized him for not facilitating for Boozer and big men.

    Lin on the other hand was criticized for his decision-making and not allowed to shoot (only 7-8 FGA average)

    That’s the double-standard that Byron applied for Lin. Rookie is given the green light to shoot as a PG inflating his stats while Lin was not allowed to shoot. And we all know Kobe is more likely controlling BScott’s order so Linsanity has no chance to shine in LA.

  • Pete Roces

    Is Suns a good place for Lin if he’s traded for Dragic?

  • PPP

    Lakers is one of the preferred teams for Dragic but wonder if the Suns want lin. They may prefer Hill +picks. But then, the Lakers may waive or buy out lin? One can hope.

    Dragic is apparently going for money, Lakers, Knicks, Heat. Don’t blame him though.

  • Goran trade talk is heating up.
    It’s unknown if Lakers is interested now or wait until the summer.

    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/567884255713460224

  • Lakers is 1 of 3 Dragic’s destination.

    https://twitter.com/Bballforeverfb/status/567890580778401792

  • Rookie75094

    Come on tankers. .. the tragic dragon wants to play for you… trade Jlin already! !!

  • yes, it’s unknown if the Suns likes Lin because Lin might still walk after the summer.
    And that’s the same reason why the Suns want to trade Dragic.

  • Rookie75094

    FYI tankers. .. may be the suns will throw in his brother as well zorgan… hehe

  • PPP

    Dragic wants a big market team to get him which can pay him the max of 105m for 5 years. Rockets cant and wont pay for that money. Thats why rockets are not included in his list.

  • BobbyH

    Why would Lakers take Dragic if they are tanking? They could try to sign him over FA.

  • yes, money is clearly #1 priority, contender is the lower priority

  • If it happens, it could be a way to kick the tires or hope to retain him.

    But their tanking could be at risk so noone knows if the Lakers will pull the trigger now.

  • PPP

    Don’t think adding Dragic will suddenly make them winning games. Don’t forget they have the tank commander in charge.

  • So the Suns want frontcourt depth while Lakers had an interest in Plumlee besides Dragic.
    Hill’s $9M might be too expensive for the Suns so I wonder if Lin/Davis would work?

    https://twitter.com/LakersSBN/status/567894525282230272

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s latest article on rumored trades. No mention of JLin…

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–suns-determined-to-sign-dragic–barring-blockbuster-trade-offer-195235888.html

  • hm, no mention of Dragic and the Suns either?
    Usually Woj would get the breaking news first

  • John Lee

    Maybe Woj’s tanking this season… LOL

  • Woj has a separate article dedicated to Dragic and Lakes/Knicks/Heat rumor.
    Yess!

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/567897657106128897

  • LOL .. it turns out Woj had a separate article dedicated to Dragic soo… even better news 😀

  • John Lee

    Let’s see if Dragic makes himself useful by pulling a Bosh. 😉

  • According to ESPN NBA Trade Machine, Dragic/Plumlee trade for Lin/Davis work out well.
    Lakers might get -6 wins so it might even support the tanking LOL

    But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This is just for fun :]

  • John Lee

    If this happens, and Hornacek has enough sense, Suns will be aiming for at least 6th place in the West.

  • Acbc

    It defies all logic that Lakers would trade for Dragic IMO. They’ve been talking about get Durant and or Westbrook. Their cap would be blown if they went after Dragic next year. It shouldn’t take a genius too see that Kobe will never allow anyone else to share his limelight. Paying big bucks for another PG to stand around and pass to Kobe just is a waste when Price could do it just fine.until Kobe retires. WHO CARES! Let them down down the toilet.

    NOTHING THE LAKERS HAVE DONE IN THE LAST 4 YEARS MAKES ANY LOGICAL SENSE. SO, I HOPE THEY DO IT AND TRADE FOR DRAGIC AND SHIP LIN OUT. I’LL BE DANCING ON THE FREEZING SNOW COVERED STREETS.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lakers would have to add 1st pick and maybe even 2nd pick for dragic to sign and trade.

  • probably not for long-term.
    The 3-headed backcourt doesn’t give much PT for Lin but since the Suns want to go to the playoff, they will use Lin’s strength to win and not tank. Plus no Kobe/BScott to marginalize Linsanity.

    IMO it will help Lin’s values for the Free Agency in the summer if it happens. The Suns also play fast to Lin’s liking.

  • Promo Sports World

    You don’t want jeremy on Phoenix and you don’t want jeremy on lakers with dragic—-no playing time in either scenario

  • Promo Sports World

    Don’t wont jeremy going to Suns man….that is not a good destination

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Are you nut? When you’re homeless you don’t say no to any shelter. Anywhere is still better than Bryant Scott.

  • I definitely don’t want Lin in the Suns for the long-term due to the crowded backcourt with Isaiah Thomas & Bledsoe.

    But for the final 3 months to use his strength to score and speed in 3-guard system and a chance to play in the playoff, it’s better to increase his value for the FA this summer.

    It’s the lesser of two evil. I think for most Lin fans, anything to change the status quo in Lakers is much better.

  • argh, I just realize the worst possibility is to have Dragic+Clarkson+Lin in Lakers :[
    Lin would get DNP for sure

  • Grace Nsns

    Suns have another rookie PG who’s supposed to be good.
    I don’t think Lakers would trade for Dragic before deadline, picking him up during offseason as a FA would be much better.

  • John Lee

    Doesn’t matter if Lakers get Dragic or Rondo or IT or whoever, it’d make little difference if BS already plays Price and Clarkson ahead of Lin.

  • Promo Sports World

    I’m crazy like a fox

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup that’s the worst scenario….roll the dice with the Suns but no way on the Lakers unless clarkson is included in the deal

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin to pull an injury ala Asik or Nash, and work on his game or fishing or golf, and still get paid.

  • Linja

    That is the Tanking drill. Why would they want to “upgrade” during Tanking drill? To bring Dragic in now would mean sitting him on the bench, just like Lin’s. Lakers cannot afford to win anymore games, otherwise they would have to give a first round draft to the Suns.
    I think Dragic goes somewhere other than LA, if he is to get out of Suns on Feb. 19.
    just saying.

  • John Lee

    BS doesn’t even need Dragic to DNP Lin, not like he hasn’t already done it.

  • kittyhead

    Never say never~ lol Rondo is one example. But Lakers could do a three-way trade and send Lin to the 3rd team,like Kings or Heats, which will be good too.

  • John Lee

    By that logic, Dragic can only go to Miami out of his three preferred destinations, since Knicks are tanking just the same.

  • Linja

    That was mind thought too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I doubt if there is any star PG willing to play for Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant.

  • joyce ward

    OK. Dragic/agents met with Suns today, and it sounds like it didn’t go well. Sounds like Suns are choosing Thomas/Bledsoe over him. Let him to come to the Lakers all he wants, it will be the same story with every PG on Laker team with Kobe. Good luck with that…smh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Signing Eric Bledsoe seems to be the cause of his leaving Phoenix.

  • John Lee

    No PG wants to play for KoBS at this point, star or otherwise. Price just puts up with this BS because he’s got feed the mouths at home, and has no other choice (no team really wants him).

  • John Lee

    If anything, Bledsoe proved that if you throw a tantrum, team will cave in and give you what you want whether you’re worth it or not. Bad trend.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That calls for shameless creativity, making up excuses out of nothing in almost every post game interview.

  • Keith

    新年快樂,身體健康

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ahh so many news. Well with the sources saying the Lakers willing to re-sign Dragic to the max (which is nuts) I can see why thats one of the teams he’s interested in. The suspense is too much.
    I actually do hope Dragic ends up on the Lakers and re-signs with them and their awful situation so Jeremy can be the one that possibly? ends up on the Heat next season.

    Also LOLOL@Rockets and their fans have been so desperate for Dragic and he’s all like “eww no thanks”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I doubt if Kobe really can play another season. If there is a better choice, Dragic will take the money and go to a contender. LA Lakers will never be a contender as long as Byron Scott is the coach.

  • kittyhead

    But I dont think Dragic can decide which team he wants to go. It’s still up to Suns FO.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t think the Lakers will trade for Dragic. Kobe wants Rondo. Lakers will pay Rondo the max to get him, because Rondo doesn’t threaten kobe’s game, because Rondo can’t shoot.

  • BuzzerBeater

    True!
    Its why I dont even care about this season anymore.

    If Jeremy ends up with DNPs, oh well. He can stay healthy, and then run as fast as he can from this org at the end of the season.

  • joyce ward
  • Acbc

    At this point, it doesn’t really matter anyways.. The minutes he gets will be so low that frankly it wouldn’t even matter. He’s better off just biding his time and get paid to sit until end of season. No risk of injuries that way.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So far,just trade rumors around. That’s fine. We Jeremy fans have till February 19. I get the feeling though he may not be traded.

    Also, that new article in the “latest article” box, why in the world is Iggy Azalea mentioned in every sentence or two? Oh wait…

  • ManuGinobilin

    Stylistically, Phoenix is actually one of the best places for Jeremy to play. They run a spread offense with similar spacing as the Linsanity MDA ran.

    All things considered, the Lakers are actually one of the most likely teams to trade for Dragic. Being that:
    – Dragic has some sway in this trade, since he can say he won’t re-sign with certain teams, scaring them off
    – Dragic has already listed NY, LAL, MIA as primary options
    – NY has no assets outside of Tim Hardaway Jr. (Value declining) and Langston Galloway to send to PHO. NY DOES have a VERY HIGH lottery pick this year, but there is NO CHANCE they are trading that. The Knicks will not offer the Suns much – so they are effectively ruled out – especially if they can make a run at Dragic next off-season anyway.
    – The only viable MIA trade is Luol Deng for Dragic straight up; which in a vacuum is a semi-fair trade, but I doubt the Heat would want to give up Deng when the Suns have ZERO leverage.
    – LA’s only viable trades have to include Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black and (Jeremy Lin or Jordan Hill). PHO would not want Boozer/Price/Johnson/Ellington who would have no future on their team, or Young, who’s contract is much too long for them. And while they would want Ed Davis, Ed has a player option next year which he is definitely opting out from. A Laker trade would be centered around Kelly/Black/(Maybe Clarkson – but probably not)/(Lin or Hill).
    – Indiana is a darkhouse candidate, which could offer: George Hill + Pick for Dragic
    – Another darkhorse candidate is Houston, who could offer: Jason Terry/Terrence Jones for Dragic.

    All in all, values of trades are:
    – 1. Dragic for Terrence Jones/Jason Terry (HOU – Most likely the best trade for PHO, but Dragic would probably not commit to HOU, so Morey may or may not offer this deal. If Morey offers this deal however, it is the best deal on the table for PHO and they would do it.)
    – 2a. Dragic for Deng (MIA – Unlikely trade)
    – 2b. Dragic + Green or Filler for Kelly/Black/Clarkson/Lin or Hill/2nd Round Pick (And perhaps LAL improves enough, so that PHO keeps LA’s first round pick this year)
    – 4. George Hill + Mid 1st Round Pick for Dragic
    – 5. Dragic + Green or Filler for Kelly/Black/Lin or Hill/2nd Round Pick

    More things to consider:
    – If you trade for Dragic, you acquire his bird rights, which means a team could go over the cap to re-sign him in the offseason.
    – If HOU wants Dragic, they need to trade for him now. They don’t have the capspace to sign him in the summer, so they need his bird-rights now.
    – Dragic wants to be traded to LA/MIA/NY right now over going their in FA, because if he signs with one of those teams in FA, he will get 4-years of a MAX contract instead of 5. He needs to be traded with his bird rights to get that extra 5th year (15+ million dollars for him).

    In conclusion:
    – If Houston is willing to give up Jones for Dragic, they most likely get him for this season
    – Miami, most likely won’t act on a trade because Deng is too valuable in this trade
    – If Houston and Miami don’t act, the Lakers have (by a sizeable margin) the third best deal on the table if they throw in Jordan Clarkson (young player with upside)
    – Indiana’s mid 1st would be the next most valuable asset after the first listed Lakers trde
    – Lakers have a lowball offer out of the initial 5 scenarios that have a medium-shot of being accepted if the trade drags into the last hours near the deadline

  • kittyhead

    USA TODAY: “According to one of the people, the Suns were given a list of seven teams with which Dragic would be willing to re-sign if traded. The Los Angeles Lakers are known to be on the list, but the Houston Rockets – who have coveted a Dragic return for quite some time now – are not.” Besides Lakers, Knicks and Heats, there are four other teams on the list. I’m curious if there are so many teams that are interested in trading or signing him?

  • Grace Nsns

    Rondo committed to Mavs before he’s traded, unless Mavs gives up on him, he’s not going anywhere. Though Rondo hasn’t looked like a good fit, there is still hope.

  • Grace Nsns

    Dragic wants to be “the one”, he’s not going to play the 2nd or 3rd fiddle for Harden. Plus rox won’t give him the max.

  • Brent Yen

    Just off the internet for few hours, and came back. So many ppl are talking about Dragic……lol One thing is almost certain, teams will pick him over Lin anytime. I hope Lin ended up with a good team. Although as a last pick, there is still hope…… 😛

  • Brent Yen

    If he thinks like that, he is setting himself up for a big disappointment..

  • Keith

    I'd like to say hi to the Lakers fans who think they can steal Goran Dragic for Jordan Hill and a protected future 1st round pick.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 18, 2015

  • kittyhead

    I wonder which team could let Dragic dominate the ball and run the offense like Curry? And he puts Lakers and Knicks on the list, which is kind of funny. Waiting for what will happen on Feb 19th!!

  • joyce ward

    Rondo wants the max money. I don’t think Cuban will give it to him

  • Brent Yen

    Almost none….except the team that has Lin

  • Grace Nsns

    If he makes a perfect fit, I believe Cuban would pay him the max, though it doesn’t look that way yet.

  • kittyhead

    So that’s why he puts Lakers in the list? lol Obviously he wants max money and maybe bet Kobe will retire or couldnt play much next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Plus, Dallas would also want to have Ellis back too.
    Monta Ellis is absolutely a bargain for Dallas now; his next contract has to be an upgrade from this one. Perhaps, Ellis for Dragic!

  • Brent Yen

    To me, he mentioned those teams just for forcing Suns to give a better offer. If he really goes to LA…well…good luck Mr. Dragic.

  • wandertheglobe

    Jones value has declined (and/injury) a lot this year due the DMo’s development into a nice PF for the Rox. Jason Terry is an older (too old) version of IThomas. PHX will not likely take your proposed deal for Dragic. Also, Dragic has already said, he doesn’t intend to resign with HOU. Morey is not likely to give up asset for half a season rental. I think the Lakers have the best chance.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well, Dragic would want to play for the Heats more often than the rest. Playing with Wade for Erik Spoelstra is 1000 times better than playing with Kobe with Byrant Scott for sure.

  • Brent Yen

    No doubt…

  • Tey Ling

    Dragic and Lin as the 2 guards for Lakers for next season as Kobe has health and age limitation. The Lakers version of “splash brothers”!

  • CJSHYY

    I am w you.. when I first read the rumors about Lakers wants him for 80M/4years deal… I knew it’s from his agent…LOL! Lakers will not pay this money for him. Knicks will not do it either bc he is not worthy this price tag either….

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Kobe wants Rondo & I don’t believe Lakers wants to play 20M for Dragic… even HOU said he is not their long team plan… LOL! I guess Dragic asks too much…

  • grover chang

    Why do the lakers want dragic. Wouldn’t he paralyze their cap space for a true max player

  • John Lee

    I thought the same about Bledsoe’s market value, but he got what he wanted. Stranger things have happened in the NBA.

  • CJSHYY

    Bledsoe didn’t get what he asked for but good deal…

    Dragic asks a lot more than Bledsoe… we will see….

  • grover chang

    Why are the suns not high on dragic? I thought dragic was loved by the suns FO. He has been good for them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Heats.

  • grover chang

    Maybe suns should send dragic to the lakers and sabatoge the tanking and the suns keep the lakers pick. Lol

  • CJSHYY

    No way… they will pay 20M for PG….

  • wandertheglobe

    Suns want Dragic, but Dragic doesn’t want to resign w/PHX in the summer. Suns could gamble and trade away IThomas and hope that Dragic will change his mind. But why gamble when they can get something for him now.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too… his agent just name the teams w cap space & also need PG… Their target it’s to get the deal first….

  • PPP

    Dragic asks for the max reminds me what happened to Bredan Jennings who considered himself a max guy. People thought Dragic is the savior or something that really cracks me up.

    I consider him at the same level of Jlin.

  • kittyhead

    Woj: “The Houston Rockets have interest in reacquiring him, but Dragic has privately indicated his fear of Houston trading him in the years after signing him to a deal makes him uneasy about a deal there.
    Until Tuesday night, the Suns had been given hope that moving guard Isaiah Thomas would make Dragic more comfortable with re-signing, but it became clear in a meeting with management that he no longer wants to share a backcourt with Thomas and Eric Bledsoe, league sources said.”
    It looks like Dragic wants to dominate the ball and dont want to share it with another playmaker,like Harden? This will only force Lin to play off the ball again. If Lakers want to make a deal for him, I hope Lin could be traded away too.

  • I would agree that DNPs would be better than playing Lin for 10-15min destroying his stats.
    I sure hope Lin ‘remembers’ this BScott/Kobe treatment next season and destroy them on-court =]

  • let’s see if Lakers will bite.
    Financial-wise, it doesn’t make sense to get Dragic now but with multiple interested teams and flipping assets (Plumlee/Hill), maybe Lakers will pull a deal.
    I just hope no trade if Lin stays

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo doesn’t want Kobe and his Lakers. The team is in a can of worms with so many ex-Lakers trying to feed on the franchise. The management has no foreseeable directions to get out of the slump they have been digging themselves into. Hiring Byrant Scott is an assurance of the team getting into a black hole of frustrations and despair. No FA would want to get into that.

    The least enjoyable experience of a basketball player is to play with Kobe Bryant. Let him eat up the franchise and FAs can go somewhere else playing to win games rather than watching Kobe shooting jump shots.

  • yes, 6th sounds good!

  • On another news, it’s good that Adidas still believes in Lin

    Adidas presents Sport 15 , a new advertising campaign that aims to inspire and motivate athletes from around the world to reach the highest level. The German company will release throughout 2015 a series of motivational videos which will be featuring major sports stars in different ways:

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/567943521635831808

    Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers ‘NBA’), Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah (Chicago Bulls ‘NBA’), Jeremy Lin (Los Angeles Lakers ‘NBA’), Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota Timberwolves ‘NBA’), Virat Kohli (player Cricket Indian Premier League) Simona Halep (tennis ‘Romania’), Dan Carter (Crusaders ‘Super Rugby’), Sonny Bill Williams (Rugby League and Rugby Union), Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona ‘LFP’), Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez (Real Madrid ‘LFP’), Cesar Cielo (Brazilian swimmer), Yulia Lipnitskaya (Russian figure skater on ice), Richie McCaw (Rugby Union ‘New Zealand’), John Wall (Washington Wizards’ NBA ‘), Octavious Freeman (Athletics’ USA ‘), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers’ Canada ‘), Demarco Murray (Dallas Cowboys’ NFL ‘), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City, USA), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich’ Bundesliga ‘)

    “Sport 15 is more than a campaign. Sport 15 is a long term investment for our brand “Eric Liedtke.

    The campaign will have a major presence in social networks, where the athletes themselves will be raising the promotional videos for 30 to 60 seconds to celebrate the sport throughout the year. The videos are based on the idea that everything happens in sport in small moments and every moment is a new opportunity to excel. ‘This is not written, Take advantage of it! “. Eric Liedtke (Global Brands), argues that Adidas has more experience than their competitors in various sports, leading them to know better than anyone athletes.

    Poster Design: ADIDAS Sport 15

    Have also been designed for the occasion a series of posters which are represented the faces of athletes grayscale on flat backgrounds created based own shapes and flags of different clubs and countries that belong colors.

  • It’s always good when Rockets “It’s just math” management got dissed by NBA players.
    It would force them to change how they treat players like humans, not assets.

    https://twitter.com/TheHoChen/status/567937624955949056
    https://twitter.com/TheHoChen/status/567938821695750144

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Here is a rundown of the needs of Lakers
    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25072248/your-nba-trade-deadline-team-by-team-trade-needs-guide
    LOS ANGELES LAKERS
    NEED: Yes.
    DON’T
    NEED: Anything that’s going to help them win enough games to lose their pick (top-five protected against trade to Phoenix). They also are overstocked at power forward, though they should sell high on Ed Davis.
    They also do not need anyone else with a stupid nickname.

    Fancy trading Nick Young and Ed Davis.

  • Eric Pincus explained the Lakers might benefit from having more spending power if they acquire Dragic now and retain him in the summer. So IMO it might still happen by giving Lakers incentive to trade now but Suns and Lakers might still not come into agreement on what to give up

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/567910633254965248

  • Tey Ling

    Lakers is in same league with Houston in treating players unjustly, just look what has happened to Lin.

  • John Lee

    Dragic made LA, NY and Miami his three “preferred” destinations, either for leverage purpose or ability to afford max contract. The other four play second fiddle and are less likely.

  • Tey Ling

    It is not what Dragic says, it is a writer’s view, assumptions. Furthermore I believe Dragic knows a team cannot win with ISO.

  • yes, the only difference is Rockets treatment comes from the Front Office (Morey flipping players as assets) while Kobe is the culprit to alienate any players (Howard, Lin, Sessions, Shaq, etc.) deemed as threat to his fame in LA

    Huge ego can be so ugly in treating other people.

  • John Lee

    It depends on the Suns FO as much as what the other teams are willing/able to offer.

  • Tey Ling

    Kobe is selfish but it is the FO that allows Kobe and BS to run away with it at the expense of all other players in the team.

  • true, all in the name of money and so-called preserving Jerry Buss’s legacy by his children.
    Their greed will cost Lakers to be irrelevant for a few years until Kobe is gone.

  • Brent Yen
  • Tey Ling

    A joke to say Bev is a best FA guard.

  • Tey Ling

    More like the Buss family “owes” a gratitude to Kobe for his 5 rings legacy.

  • Grace Nsns

    Hahah, Beverley screws rox by changing to this BDA Sports.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome news if JLin is off Lakers from the snake mouth of KB and BS:-)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wow, BDA have really BAD handlers if they think Rondo and Beverley are their best guards.

    Seriously? Rondo and Beverley are 2 of the best guards they have?

  • John Lee

    A pawn to marginalize Lin, Bev’s outlived his usefulness and welcome in Houston. Pretty obvious by the way Harden dissed him.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not really sure what is Bev’s usefulness in the court, except probably something like chewed chewing gum used to cover a hole in a car’s tire, to not to let too much air out. Use him to cover the team’s inept and embarrassing backcourt.

  • John Lee

    Really depends on who you talk to. Ask Westbrook and you might find some answers. 😉

  • Acbc

    I consider Jlin better.

  • Dan Cohen

    No. Not sure if you are being a bit satirical. That is wishful thinking. Dragic got 20 and 6 last year because he was given mostly the ball to run the offense. He has teammates buying in, he has FO backing him, he has everything working for him as they try to make him like nash. They set more than 1 picks for him. Without picks and playing off the ball, his stats I predict is no better than lins ‘starter’ stats. If he comes of the bench with lin’s minutes, he will have lins’ similar stats. One thing distinguish him vs lin is that he doesn’t hesitate much to shoot. Lin does.

    Also with BS as the coach, if you run that infamous PO, he will have to pass the ball to boozer first or to any post player…that is if no picks has been set. If a pick has been set, it might be a bit different but with the way lakers are playing, the players aren’t at the right position and opp will see that the only option after the pick is him driving in to score and you wil have a lot of ppl block his shots.

    Plus what makes you think lin will be playing alongside with dragic if he does come to lakies. Lin might be a 3rd string and they might play clarkie instead of lin alongside with dragic… esp if BS is still the coach.

    Also 4th point is kobe. HE WILL BE THE PG..not dragic. I lost hope in these wishful thinking already as I do realize in reality the media, FO and nba thinks lin is a solid back up pg.

  • Dan Cohen

    Since there is no NEW stuff or comments for like 6 hours (besides replies), here is something:
    Dr. Joseph Kaempf.. lin should hire this guy instead of doc scheppler as a shooting coach.

    He is Klay’s shooting coach.

  • Rookie75094

    Hey Brent I just downvoted the tweet not you…wojo you hack!

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Dan Cohen

    but if you notice..over the years, lin is becoming more hestiant to shoot… not sure did he got this ‘disease’ from houston..and got worst with the lakers.. what was he waiting for??

  • joyce ward
  • golfhacker

    Lin would never “fire” anybody even to help his basketball career. He is too nice. Plus, basketball and money are not what motivates him (i.e. serving God). Not a knock on him, but that is just how he is.

  • 7iger

    LOL sorry, have to laugh at this one. Yes, I am laughing with you not at you.

  • 7iger

    If Dragic to Lakers and Lin isn’t trade. I’m sure Lin will get even less minutes or DNP.

  • 22cents

    Since when Beverley became one of the 3 best “FA”???? Ha Ha

  • 22cents

    That is the reason why I hate KB. He has never been a team player to play a game. For a player, KB is one of the top players. For a team player, he is one of the worst.

  • 7iger

    All the NBA best FA must been dead.

  • 7iger

    We got back 22 cents when Bev is one of the best FA.

  • Rzo Vlade

    dragic want morey to trade for him with valuable asset then leave rox after this…he want to screw rockets just for payback…..dragic hates runs deep

  • gasparthe2

    Lin is truly an extraordinary BB player. He has performed exceptionally well not only during the Linsanity days, but in Houston and Los Angeles as well (and I mean better than their selected PGs) despite the circumstances leading to him being marginalized. A free Lin (that is, Free to lead like an elite Linsanity point guard) can prove to be Linsane!

    That is why I sneer at the Haters who have the impudence to declare that they hate the Fans more than Lin himself. Phooey!

    I suggest that when these phony Lin fans sit and watch a Lin game with their fellow Lin haters, they shouldn’t wuss out, but instead take a stand defending their worthy PG; or withdraw to a Clutch Fan type of site where they can spew their insecurities and assist the Lin Hate media disseminate anti Lin Shyite.

    I’m not mad. I understand that the extreme sides collide in this world, but I don’t believe that the two conflicting sides must remain fixed forever! No siree.

    Sooner or later there will be a BREAK! And the doodoo side shall drop into the bowl with the other clay like brown stuff and the winning side shall hook up into a NEW endeavor that it may begin anew the whole show at a HIGER level!

    And that’s why I’m normally a happy guy 🙂

    Go Lin!

    [Oh… and Fun to You, other “Lin Fan” site moderator. I’m grateful that you’ve finally banned me from your hate infested forum]

    I thank you.

  • Brent Yen

    What did you say that got you banned?

  • Rookie75094

    Wojo ….. you are dead to me from now on. …tweets to the hand…. tweets to the hand..you dead hack!!!

  • Brent Yen

    27 hours to go

  • gasparthe2

    I engaged a bona fide TROLL in a beefy dirty face off. The details were presented HERE afterwards as I apologized to the site.

  • Brent Yen

    He is a good source for FACTs….not really a good one for opinions…

  • Brent Yen

    M….ok….anyway….now you can save some time, one less site to post…LOL

  • gasparthe2

    Thanx, Brent Yen, for your sincere concern.

  • It looks like Celtics is emerging as the dark horse to acquire Dragic due to its wealth of draft picks and good GM relationship between Danny Ainge and Ryan McDonough.

    Lakers might stop this trade scenario since Suns asks for Top 5-pick because Dragic expressed interest to play for the Lakers already so waiting for FA in July is not very costly.

    Sources told Shelburne that the Suns are prepared to discuss a Dragic deal with the Lakers this week if L.A. is willing to remove the top-five protection on that draft pick. The Lakers, sources said, also rejected that proposal.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/568076628854755328

  • This Celtics factor makes the Dragic trade to Lakers up in the air.
    But it could also be a negotiation ploy by the Suns.
    It’s a poker match to see who blinks first

  • if Lin goes to Suns in the unlikely scenario for 3 months, I might have to buy some tickets and break the bank a little.
    Not sure this is good for me LOL

  • cindystar111

    what’s so great about dragic the lakers want him instead of lin? lin’s younger and can produce more if given the same opportunity. i am kind of shocked the lakers/kobe/bs dare to treat lin so unfairly when there are a lot of asian americans in LA, 20%+ of the total population, right? don’t they need LA asian american’s market and viewership/ratings?

  • welcome 🙂 yes, it’s always wise not to dwell on any negativity so it won’t affect our mental health. If you give too much attention to it, it will breed and spread like wild fire.

    I would also encourage you to not hash out details on many other sites here so we avoid badmouthing and just focus more on the positives and ignore the hate. Thanks for doing so in your previous post.

  • PPP

    You may want to watch a couple of games first to see how they use Lin before you spend your hard earned money.

  • the answer is simple … Kobe

    Dragic is just the next in line to audition to play the role of Robin (side-kick) next to Batman (Kobe the self-professed crime-fighter) without threatening to steal Lakers fans adoration for Kobe.

    Shaq, Sessions, Dwight, Lin were all threatening to steal/share the fame so they’re out.

  • that’s a wise advice. After all of this HOU/LAL experience, we can’t be too careful

  • It looks like Lin was not mentioned in any of the LAL-Suns trade scenario

    Sources say the Lakers have presented several variations of offers – some built around the expiring contract of Steve Nash and a draft pick owed to them from Houston, others centered around big man Jordan Hill and every variation in between.

    The Suns don’t seem overly interested in any of those scenarios, but to be fair the Suns were holding out hope they could sway Dragic into staying in Phoenix long term.

    With the deadline approaching quickly, the Suns are back at the table with several teams and the Lakers at least on the surface seem ready to move if the Suns want to make a deal.

  • 7iger

    None JLin related:

    Texas high school basketball fans flash ‘WHITE POWER’ signs

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-high-school-basketball-fans-flash-white-power-signs-article-1.2119254

  • So far, I haven’t seen Lin’s name being discussed in any previous LAL/Suns trade scenario.
    The Suns seem to be interested in a big man and Top-5 protected draft pick which Lakers wouldn’t give up.

    Do others see the same thing?
    Lin can still be included in the trade package as a surprise but at this point I don’t think the trade will happen.

    My guess is Dragic traded to BOS and Lakers will pursue interested Dragic in the summer.

  • Just to help us relax, here’s a funny Melo lol

    https://twitter.com/Tri_Offense/status/568095026820964353

  • perhaps Lin doesn’t need to fire Doc as a shooting coach and simply uses other shooting coach as a consultant.
    I’d like to see that happen. Getting multitude of counselors is actually recommended in the Bible so hopefully Lin does something different this offseason

  • GoodDayLA

    I dont think there is enough interest in Lin. He is viewed as a non difference maker who is just a limited backup. And he comes with a high price tag and fan baggage less and less teams will want to deal with.

    Still some team hopefully is smart enough to low ball him and get a steal at backup guard this summer.

  • GoodDayLA

    this is not a personal attack on you at all. I actually feel the same way as you do. but I think this is a naive comment based on assumptions that align with us and don’t align to anyone else who is not Asian and/or not a Lin fan.

    From a non Lin fan or non Asian fans perspective, the comment above is just fodder to attack Lin fans as baseless and unknowledgeable.

  • GoodDayLA

    I cannot imagine Dragic will end up in LA. Maybe Kobe thinks he can more easily push around talented European players while maintaining their performance levels rather than American players (Lin is AMERICAN 1st).

  • I think it’s a valid question regarding Lin’s combo of BB skill/marketing skill which appealed to LA.
    Lin was traded to LA partly because of the large Asian-American presence in LA which will help ticket sales.
    It was deemed as a win-win in the 1 year rental without a long-term commitment.

    I’d imagine FO says, “Well, we tried bringing in Lin to help Kobe but Kobe didn’t like Lin calling him out being one-man show in Game 10 so it’s a failed experiment”

  • GoodDayLA

    good points. Unfortunately I believe they think Lin is lacking in ability more than chemistry with Kobe. D12/Kobe did NOT get along but they still desperately tried to keep D12.

    With Lin, they’ve already waived the white flag a while ago.

  • the only upside for Dragic in LA is ironically the fact that he doesn’t have a large fanbase like Lin. Plus his playing style is not as flashy as Lin.

    Dragic’s effective to score and pass but he won’t get “MVP chants” like Lin does. As long as Kobe is not jealous of Dragic’s fame, it might work. Or at least Dragic is gullible enough to think he will withstand Kobe’s treatment for 1 last year with $20M/yr

  • you know what’s funny though .. Kobe did use the term “championship” with both Dwight and Lin (i.e. “Follow me if you want a ring”, “mentor into a championship PG”, etc.) so even Kobe at some point considered both important piece to get championships.

    But yes, Lakers wanted to keep D12 more than Lin. And they should since D12 is a premium rare center (Top 5 or Top 3) while Lin is arguably only Top 15-20 at this point in his career. D12 is seen as a franchise player while Lin is only a good role player that can be replaced by many good PGs in the league. Nothing wrong with that based on their resume. It’s just reflection of the current situation.

  • cindystar111

    it’s funny they cater to a player that’s over the hill and drive a valuable player like lin away like this. lin can be one of the stars of their future.

  • unfortunately, the star (albeit old and flickering) in the NBA gets to call the shots.
    The ownership has enabled Kobe to have such power so it’s really the Lakers’ loss.
    Lin will bloom somewhere else

  • Reggie Jackson’s rumor is resurfacing again

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/568116345382047745

  • and someone does the trade scenario Lin/Davis for Jackson/Perkins

    https://twitter.com/DrewGarrisonSBN/status/568115709903015937

  • Woj reported Lakers is out of the running in Dragic trade
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/568117833449791489

  • cindystar111

    well if you really feel the same way as i do, you shouldn’t be afraid to say so just because a non lin fan or non asian fan might think your comment is baseless and unknowledgeable. and what’s so baseless and unknowledgeable about the question?

  • cindystar111

    yeah, it’s their loss. just find it really disrespectful they don’t care about local fan’s feeling.

  • Rick Johnson

    Teams with assets to trade.

  • Brent Yen

    I want to see goron play for Rox or lakers

  • grover chang

    I’m starting to wonder in this PG rich league where does LIn stand. Does anyone want Lin on their team? They keep talking about these other pg. Do other teams even like LIn?

  • ManuGinobilin

    PHO probably doesn’t want Lin, but in a Dragic trade (Dragic makes 7.5 MIL), the Lakers would have to make salaries match up, which means LAL would have to include either Jordan Hill (9 MIL) or Jeremy Lin (8.3 MIL).

    Along with Hill/Lin, PHO would ideally want the protections off the Lakers’ pick this year (not gonna happen), and young prospects (Clarkson, Kelly, Black). The Lakers obviously would not prefer to include Clarkson, but depending on the market for Dragic, they may have to if they want a trade now (or they can just choose not to offer Clarkson and stop all offers).

    Either way, all potential LAL offers have to include Hill/Lin – and it’s a matter of preference whether PHO who would want more. So there is a CHANCE here that Jeremy escapes LA. The chance is probably not the greatest though. Lin is either getting traded to PHO, or he’s going to be stuck on the Lakers for the rest of the year barring a buyout.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin will be the last pick….for now

  • Brent Yen

    I just had PHO for lunch……..

  • ManuGinobilin

    Lin (even at his production levels right now) is a good rotation NBA player (20-25 minutes on virtually any-team AT LEAST).

    There’s nothing to be worried about with the people who are afraid Lin won’t be in the league in the next upcoming years.

    Most likely, he will get a few offers to be a 6th man in the offseason from playoff teams.

  • grover chang

    This is getting depressing. Now Lin is being seen as a bench player. He deserves better. LIn is a great person, great teammate, and superior player to many of the guys who are starting. At the very least Lin is starting point guard material.

  • LAJane

    Patience and persistence seem to figure very heavily in Lin’s karma. They are the highest and most enduring of virtues, save Compassion, and Lin is becoming master of all three. All actions have their ripening and their fruit, so yeah last pick…FOR NOW.

  • Charlie Sun

    Soon begins the Year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat. Or should I say the Year of the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). Foreshadowing for JLin? Could be an exciting year to come =D

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LOL…..Makes me hungry.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In my opinion, The Suns want to trade Dragic by his request to team that they can get the most from. However teams won’t give up the most unless they can get his commitment to sign and trade. That will bring us the question how much is Dragic worth? Is he worth the max? Who else have the cap and the will to do it?

    Wondering if Kobe is also working behind the scene with the Lakers front office to push for this trade? We all shall find out soon in less than 24 hrs.

  • yeah, we get to see how Goran plays Lin’s role when the ball is taken away from his hands!
    Kobe and Harden are the PGs after all

  • Brent Yen

    It has happened with Bledsoe tho….lol

  • 7iger
  • blubell
  • cali7

    So dragic wants to leave the suns because his role changed. Lin’s role always changes.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Lakers want another PG to join and be tortured by KB/BS, and no PG likes to be tortured by them.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    Lin hates PHO. He hates soup in general. Can’t eat fast with hot soup.

  • wandertheglobe

    Funny….I say Lakers should give PHX Lin, Hill for Dragic & Plumlee. Wishful thinking, sadly, I’ll be surprised if Lin get traded.

    "The Lakers gave Phoenix 2 firsts and 2 seconds for me. What are they giving them for you?" Arash Markazi

  • Rick Johnson

    Smoke screen? Ellington on the trade block?

    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/568154929480617984

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick Johnson
  • and here we are.. wanting Lin to be traded in Goran’s place so he’s away from BScott and Kobe 🙂
    Anything but KB and BS for now!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .
  • hm, perhaps Lin knows Kupchak’s phone is busy trying to advertise Lin :]

    Lin, going once… twice…. and …

  • hm, so Jordan and Ellington are being held out for possible deal?

  • Rick Johnson

    He doesn’t think he’d be standing in the corner on the Lakers with Kobe hogging the ball?

    https://twitter.com/usatodaynba/status/568160808603152384

  • I think this can be solved by shoot more to cut down on TOs and only pass to Davis/Boozer/Black around the rim

    https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/568161196043419648

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So their $5 billions TV rating got to the worst ever since BS and TW Sports downed play Jeremy and N Young to promote Rice Jordan Clarkson.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-clippers-ratings-20150218-story.html

  • grover chang

    what does this mean? Did they just run back and forth on the court again? SMH

  • grover chang

    Funny, but true statement Psalm.

  • LOL .. Lin should follow suit, “I don’t feel comfortable with my situation. Not having Davis with PnR a lot, standing on the perimeter, not scoring. Basically, not winning ya’ know?”

  • let’s hope Lin thinks the same way :]

  • probably to tire legs again so the tank is going strong

  • wow, Lin even refused to talk about FA with his family and agent?
    He must’ve gotten fed up with all the questions and speculation and just wait to see if he’s traded first.

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/568164211118837760

  • linspiredinla
  • linspiredinla

    Good for him!

  • TTNN

    also don’t pass to Young till he is out of his slump. Don’t pass to Boozer in transition, he can’t even lay up there. Wes is way better in transition. Don’t pass to Hill if he don’t roll.

  • TTNN

    Good luck, Houston is trying to get him….

  • TTNN

    why is that? strange

  • Acbc

    One of the latest teaching methods in kids tennis is called “Progressive Tennis”. It’s actually very modern pedagogy borrowed from early childhood education. The word “progressive” is not just for how new and wonderful the method is. It’s for the progression or step by step in advancing the kids learning.

    HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO LIN?

    What we want kids to do is take positive steps up to the next level by making it fun and easy. WE USE A PEDAGOY CALLED “END PROCESS TEACHING” TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS SUCCEED. we adapt our games so that the kids CAN SUCCEED. We build confidence and affirm their self belief, ONE STEP UP AT A TIME. All children enter the the stairs at the bottom and we help them climb their own steps to success.

    Lin was an instant success because he had the skills to take a underachieving and injured team on a brilliant 8 game winning streak. ALL THE STATS FROM THAT 25 GAME RUN TELLS A STORY OF A PLAYER ALREADY HIGH UP ON THOSE STAIRS. By all accounts, lin should have been “developed” as a talent from that step up.

    WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO LIN IN THE LAST 3 YEARS IS EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF “PROGRESSIVE TEACHING”. Instead of helping an aset to improve and get better up the steps of success, Lin has been pushed down step by step by “REGRESSIVE TEACHING”.

    In end progress teaching, we find a step up that is only slightly above the reaches of the student. This helps them slowly climb the stairs to the top. LIN HAS BEEN TREATED EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE WAY. EVERY MISTAKE BECOMES THE NEXT STEP DOWN. no matter how good a game he has, Mchale and Scott will highlight mistakes as evidence of where Lin should be. Break him down mentally, marginalized his playtime and keep changing his role. Each time Lin has a bad game, they’d push Lin down further down those steps.

    It’s a method used by a lot of people to created bamboo ceilings. It’s a sad reality that the NBA is a minority league that practices reverse predjudice because of convenience and self serving. Dr King would be rolling in hiss grave.

  • Promo Sports World

    If you’re Jeremy I think your done with the nonsense…the team nonsense. The crazy fan expectations and even his up and down performance at times….he is the type of guy who loves basketball but I wonder how the last 4 years in the league has weighed on him

  • Promo Sports World

    Also he won’t be traded because at this point in his career he is viewed as an overpaid backup….this will all change next year when he the new narrative becomes he is underpaid overachiever….

  • 1mtoldman

    lin has been seen as a bench player by everyone but lin fans since he “lost” his starting job in houston.

    its nothing new. however further “losing” his starting job not once but twice with the lakers, (to a journeyman and a rookie) and with reduced presence, impact, points, minutes has further cemented the beleif with again actually pretty much everyone but the posters on this site–(and that “everyone” would include the consensus of posters on the “other lin fan site” people came here from and many still post on) that lin is at best at best a marginal bench player in the league.

    what other organizations actually think (assuming lin remains on the lakers bench with declining minutes for the rest of the year) once he becomes a free agent remains to be seen.

  • 1mtoldman

    lakers stint has done more to harm lins preceived value than time in houston did. remains to be seen what opportunities he will get in free agency however it would seem from the current trajectory and general consensus of commentary and declining numbers in basic overall production that it will probably be a case of starting all over again.

    which might not be a bad thing.

  • linspiredinla

    Per Serena Winters Jeremy Lin’s goals for end of season: “Play better, play more, be a big part of this team. I want our team to grow & close (games).”

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought we werent’ allowed to use name calling; you or some other moderator told me i wasn’t allowed to say l.a. tankers; how are you allowed to call dragic a “goron”.

  • I think you’re saying .. don’t pass except to Davis/Black who can make them consistently :]

  • 1mtoldman

    not phonow?

  • 1mtoldman

    wow lin haters are right. lin really is delusional. (at least in the last 3)–either this is just p.r. cliched response (one hopes) or jeremy doesn’t get the goals of the organization at this point: lose games. clear space for the next reluctant soon to be former star playing alongside the already mostly failed kobe.

  • 1mtoldman

    have to start all over again. which after this lakers unfortunate interlude might not be a bad thing.

  • linspiredinla

    Per Serena Winters: What’d the All-Star break do for Jeremy Lin: “regaining that passion (for basketball).”

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s telling that even as a bench player the media can’t leave Jeremy Lin alone.

  • 1mtoldman

    show me somewhere that a player complaining about his situation has served him well in the long run or even had any effect on what happened.

    regardless of how much they are paid professional athletes are just high paid slaves to ownership.

    and as to people who think lin should ignore bs instructions and play as he wants on the court. really?

    only a kobe or a lebron can do that. anyone else and it means even less minutes and even worse abuse.

    you dont not do what the coach tells u in the nba anymore than you do in high school. yer getting paid to be a professional and a professional does what the coach tells them period.

    challenge the coach and yer out of the game.

  • 1mtoldman

    thats cause he wasnt having to spend time with the tankers. once he gets back there they’ll suck all the life and passion out of him. actually bs already has done that to everyone apparently with his return to drill sgt. routine to insure all players are exhausted and have no legs left to accidentally win a game in the 4th quarter.

  • Promo Sports World

    Microphones and recorders make you sometimes say silly things

  • Rookie75094

    That not name calling… Brent just misspelled his first name. Rorgan to rorgon…now I usually misspelled his last name dragic to tragic… hehe

  • it’s just PR.
    What else Lin can say after expressing his displeasure that BScott didn’t make the correct adjustment?

    It’s like saying “I want to do the right thing but it’s up to the coaches to help make it happen by giving me roles, PnR with Davis that hasn’t happened yet, etc.”

    Perfect set up to let the media see what new thing BScott will fail next.

  • I know .. I was saying that in jest :] Of course Lin can’t say that w/o getting slammed.
    Lin is doing well saying all the right things to help the team .. but it’s up to BScott how he uses Lin.

  • Acbc

    Beautifully put.

  • LAJane

    I don’t know that it’s so strange. I’ll say it again – he’s no dummy – he’s aware of the larger environment and future positioning, but he has always been very oriented to RESULTS IN THE MOMENT. The Melo/Knicks ejection cut off continuity in proving the durability of his skills, and Houston and LA for similar political reasons have both gone out of their way to justify themselves by devaluing him. As a result he has never had the kind of bully pulpit that “stars” can use to try to shape their fates. Until FA arrives, he is still at the mercy of his “owners”. A lot of rumor and maneuvering is going on at present, plus as has been pointed out there seems few un-filled point guard slots available. What does it serve him to spin-cycle his energies in discussing endless ‘what-ifs’…its just negative and demoralizing and takes away from focusing on playing his best now. The result of this discipline is that his stats look very good…even amazing considering his yanked and yo-yo’d roles and PT. This has served him better for future bargaining than any amount of anxious sniffing around. He will continue to control what he can in the moment at hand, and will deal with his options when they get closer to actually coming into play.

    And BTW, just because he wants to focus on playing basketball until the real moment for bargaining arrives does not mean that his agent is not continuing to do his own behind-the-scenes maneuvering. But that is certainly not anything that we’re going to hear about at this point. Maybe not even until it goes down. Look how out-of-the-blue the Lakers deal appeared. We just don’t know. Annoying, but true.

  • Paul gave a good reminder of Mar 1 buyout, although I’m not sure what’s the incentive for Lakers to do so

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/568173176884236288

  • linspiredinla

    I guess starting where is the question. I think that why he doesn’t want to address FA with family or agent. Further distraction from playing his game.

  • linspiredinla

    How does that work?

  • 1mtoldman

    interesting editorial by brendan gilbert where he suggests among other things the lakers are not sufficiently dedicated to tanking:

    “for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the Lakers have been kind of weird when asked about tanking. On multiple occasions, the Lakers front office has come out and publicly condemned it, saying essentially that tanking doesn’t work because cosmic forces and karma will ultimately work against you. Or something like that.

    Put simply, that line of thinking is ridiculous. Maybe it’s the Lakers pride and devotion to doing things the “Lakers way” that prevents them from fully embracing tanking. Whatever their reasoning may be, the Lakers need to fully get aboard team tank, like yesterday.

    This is because fans will be ready to riot if the Lakers pick goes to the Suns due to the front office’s refusal to do what’s clearly in the best interest of the franchise.”

    so to prove faithful to this end he suggests three moves:

    1. “shop players who have trade value hard”

    (players he puts in this category are: Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Jeremy Lin, Wayne Ellington, and Wesley Johnson.):

    “even if all that can be fetched is a second round pick this year or a pick in the distant future, the Lakers should pull the trigger.What’s the point of hanging on to the players listed above when their contracts expire at the end of the year anyway?”

    2. waive untradeable players:

    (its interesting to note he does not put lin here rather only boozer–who can’t be traded per league rules–and price and then goes on about the undesirability of ronnie price which makes him untradeable and b.s’s “bizarre” affinity” towards him)

    3. bring up d-leaguer’s (who might be entertaining at least) to fill the roster spots.

    sounds good to me. but i dont imagine its something that could happen. a measure of decorum needs to be maintained an outer varnish of anti-tank to the reality of the major tanking already in place.

  • pandaboy99

    He probably saw his brother play his last competitive game in college and probably put into perspective that he needs to value his own mins on the court.

  • yes, dealing with BScott is tough for sure.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah everybody how does that work; i keep asking. oh someone please explain (and dont just direct us the above and i to an external link). splain it here lucy.

  • Rick Johnson

    Tiring them out in practice again so they won’t have legs for the game. Been working for tanking all season.

  • 1mtoldman

    got it and i just misspelled lakers to tankers; typo or auto correct.

  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    want to make sure no one is too “soft” to play for a tough organization like the tankers. oh that was an auto correct and or typo that last word. not a name calling.

  • Contract buyout is just a process where a team and player divorce each other to go separate ways.

    Amare just warmed up to the idea of a buyout so Knicks freed him and he can play for a contender like Dallas
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/knicks/2015/02/16/amare-stoudemire-contract-buyout/23481313/

    Basically the team agrees to let go of the player w/ the guaranteed contract as a favor for the player w/ guaranteed contract

    Here’s a good explanation:
    http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q67

    67. What is a contract buyout?

    Sometimes players and teams decide to divorce each other. They do this by mutually agreeing that:

    The team will waive the player

    If the player clears waivers, the player’s guaranteed salary will be reduced or eliminated (see question number 64)

    In contracts signed or extended under the previous CBA, the payment schedule for the remaining salary may be shortened or lengthened (see question number 65)

    Optionally the team’s set-off rights (see question number 66) may be waived

    After the player clears waivers, he and his former team are free to go their separate ways. There is a quid-pro-quo between the player and team regarding contractual obligation and salary — in exchange for gaining his freedom, the player agrees to give the team a break on the remaining salary he is owed.

    But there’s a twist, which needed an arbitrator’s ruling to resolve. As detailed in question number 64, on January 10 all contracts become guaranteed for the remainder of that season. Although compensation protection ensures the player is paid after he is waived, the compensation protection does not kick-in if the player is waived after January 10, because the player does not lose any salary. Even though the team and player can mutually agree to reduce or eliminate the player’s compensation protection, he is still owed his full salary if waived after January 10.

    This was challenged by John Starks during the 1999-2000 season. Starks had been traded to the Bulls, and wanted to sever ties with the team after January 10. The arbitrator ruled that in the last season of a player’s contract a team and player can choose to eliminate the protection that kicks-in on January 10. Starks and the Bulls were therefore free to walk away from each other with no money owed.

    The Voluntarily Retired List (see question number 79) can also be utilized when the player wishes to end his employment with his team. However, since the player is not free to sign with another team, it is typically utilized when the player really intends to retire, and not when the parties are simply seeking a divorce.

  • John Lee

    Lin is not lacking in skills, if anything he’s skillful to the point of making Kobe feel threatened. Also, Lakers didn’t try desperately to keep Pau, does that mean Pau is lacking in skills? The argument of using how hard a team is trying to keep a player as the only yardstick for the player’s performance is weak.

  • linspiredinla

    So how can Jeremy get out of this? Is there hope for him? I casn understand him not wanting to discuss FA with anyone.

  • jolno

    This is why Dragic has been such a loser throughout his career. He basically choked at the end of the season for the Rockets to miss the playoffs at his last year there and he did not lead the Suns to the playoffs in the previous two seasons.

    Dragic is more interested in how to make his stat line look better rather than actually winning the game. Right now the Suns are barely hanging onto the last playoffs spot and all he wants is being traded away rather than trying to win games for the Suns to get into the playoffs. I guess Dragic can go to the Celtics or Lakers to pad his stats and miss playoffs entirely for the rest of his career since that’s all he cares about.

  • MoominFloren

    Kung Hei Fat Choi from HK!
    Wishing ALLin fans have a flourishing Year of the Goat!

  • Rick Johnson
  • jolno

    During Linsanity, Jeremy Lin’s Chinese name is often written as (pun):
    零輸豪 which roughly translates to the hero who has zero loss.

    Now stuck in Lakers’ tanking run, I guess Jeremy’s last name might need to be changed to Lien with the following Chinese characters:
    連輸好 which roughly translates to consecutive losses are GOOD lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Unrelated to JLin: Pefect storm (high tide and cyclone) in Queensland
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/26346937/cyclone-marcia-to-grow-hit-land/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a prosperous CNY from Brisbane!

  • MoominFloren

    “連輸好 ….. Keep losing is good” – BS

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Very creative! That’s exactly what’s going on @Lakers:-)

  • MoominFloren

    This applies to Lakers fans as well :))

    https://twitter.com/gator_fan1/status/568179513206693888

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • GoodDayLA

    I think that much is pretty obvious. The Laker’s tradeable parts are garbage except for Lin. And Lin being used as garbage looks like 6 million dollar garbage.

    If I did not follow Lin closely and just checked boxscores or read Lakers media reports and Bleacher Report, I would think Lin sucks too.

  • GoodDayLA

    Say Lin agrees to give up 4 mill, that’s 4 mill dollar reason for Lakers to do it. I am also 100% sure Lin will not agree to any buyout. He is going to get his money. He will not give it up even if the Spurs are waiting for him to be 6th man tomorrow.

  • CJSHYY

    Nor surprised… Lakers didn’t want to trade Lin bc if they did then they wouldn’t limit his playing time & even made him a bench.

  • GoodDayLA

    the season will continue as the last 20 games have. Lin is just providing lip service for now. The exact same 20 games we saw before break will continue post break. Luckily it’s only another 2.5 months.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is not a 6 year old kid. He’s a 26 year old man.

    I agree with all you say otherwise but for the part that MDA quit trying to keep ball in Lin’s hands. I think MDA quit for completely different reasons the least of which had to do with Lin.

  • Grace Nsns

    Another storm? take care and stay safe.

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s actually a very good response from Lin. Bravo to Lin. Just sit on bench for 29 games and get that last 6 million.

  • GoodDayLA

    I always like your posts because you make sense and speak logically.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Let me count again:-)
    < 1 day to trade deadline
    11 days to buyout
    56 days/8 weeks to end of season
    Less than 4.5 months to free agency
    These are the date I'm looking forward to esp the last two if nothing happens in the first 2:-)

  • John Lee

    What precisely would make you think Lin “sucks”? His shooting percentages are all decent, 3PT%, FT%, ASTS and STLS all higher than Dragic, and PER is average.

    I’m not appreciative of your regular underhanded dogging of Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    For 20 million per for 5 years, he will feel much more comfortable and willing to stand on that corner. That’s what he is really saying. LOL.

  • GoodDayLA

    if this was Lin, Jlin would be raked across the coals in the media and everyone online would call him CH}NK. But Dragic? It’s totally fine to whine and complain. Even his own team hasn’t said a negative word about him or the situation.

  • GoodDayLA

    Karl wanting Dragic.

  • John Lee

    Actually, 零 is pronounced Ling, not Lin. Although sadly many Chinese speakers are unable to tell the two (-n and -ng) apart. Even news anchors, who are supposed to enunciate well, mix up 盆 for 朋 (朋友: friend), 因 for 應, 沉 for 成. It bothers me to no end.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep this is the cyclone season. Weird weather for the past couple months. Supposedly we should suffer the hot hot summer but after the record hottest month in November and quite a number of very hot days in December, weather wasn’t too bad since then. We had a lot more rains in Jan and Feb. Humidity is more uncomfy to deal with. Yep we will have more rains in the next couple days. So far so good; only had periodically heavy rain; believe cyclone shoud be landed in the coast soon and moves southward to Brisbane, Gold Coast and to New South Wales.

    I’m okay. Just stay home and rest since my medical procedure on Tuesday:-)

    Enjoyed part of reunion dinner last night and will join family new year dinner Sat (over 30 people altogether).

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • GoodDayLA

    There is no way in he|| Lin is resigning in LA. I think the Lakers know this.

    So I assume if Lin is not traded, it’s just that Lin w/ his contract is simply untradeable.

  • MoominFloren

    That will drive you crazy if you hear I speak Mandarin

  • John Lee

    It’s NOT “Lin w/ his contract” is untradable, it’s the “poison pill” third year.

  • I think Lin’s smart enough not to forgo $4M out of the $6M owed.

    But if Lin really wants to play for a contender, maybe $1-1.5M discount will do.
    I bet he won’t like the moving around & adjustment part

  • John Lee

    But you’re not a news anchor, unless you are one. 🙂

    Imagine if CNN or BBC or any other major (or minor) news network having a news anchor who can’t enunciate the words correctly on a regular basis (it doesn’t happen).

  • CJSHYY

    I think the teams are interested in Lin that can just sign him this summer why need to get him now? Rox maybe will need him for playoff but they can’t get him now so….

  • gasparthe2

    I prefer “fakers” myself.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Brad Stevens is the coach of the Boston Celtics, the team which is rebuilding after the last diastrous season. Before you know it, Boston is racing for a playoff berth this year. It’ highly likely that they might go to playoff this season. Currently they’re 5-5 in the last 10 games but they’re also 4-1 in the last five games. The Celtics is only 1.5 game away from Charlotte and Miami, the teams holding the playoff berth now but the Celtics is catching up really quickly.

    Brooklyn is the team just ahead of the Celtics by 0.5 game but his recent record is much worse that the Celtics. I have confidence that Boston will get ahead of the Miami team and the Charlotte team soon. The Boston team is having a 4- won loss record.

    Good news for Celtics and bad news for Lakers.

  • Linja

    Faith at work.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL If you hear my Mandarin, you will get fedup too. Only had less than 6 yrs of Chinese education (learned from Hakka speaking teachers) and was lousy in languages. Could do well in all subjects except languages (Mandarin, Malay, English). They dragged my avg down significantly. Otherwise I could be top 1-3 in my whole grade of over 200 people:-)

    Mixed with lots of Taiwan people when I studied in US. I could easily get away for saying I came from Tai Nan. Some friends kept on asking me which part of Taiwan I came from even though I have told them so many times I wasn’t from Taiwan. So, in one occasion I was fedup and told them I came from Tai Nan. Funny they all believed me:-) This day people still have a hard time to pinpoint where I came from:-)

  • Charlie Sun

    According to BS

    Rest Kobe
    Recover Kobe
    Rebuild Kobe
    Refresh Kobe
    Renew Kobe
    Remember everything Kobe says

    Bad is good! Forward to the bottom!


    Wait, RK… rk… rick? Rick Carlisle? Is this a sign?!

  • joyce ward

    Let me real clear on this, Lakers are not going to pay out a higher salary than kobe’s because kobe is not going to let it happen. This is Kobe’s team, and he is the one that gets the most money. The reason why Lakers did not pull the plug on Dragic was because kobe would not let them. Kobe wants the F/O to make the Rondo deal. I will bet money that the Lakers will sign Kobe two more years after this contract.

  • 1mtoldman

    i can forsee kobe (from his recent media blitzes) dragging out this “ill be back” recovering after another season ending injury for a good long time.

    not really a concern for lin fans because lin will be outta dere after another what is it now less than 30 games.

    as to dragic. smh. does anyone know that dragics carreer numbers (points, assists, rebounds, steals, turnovers) are almost identical to lins?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe’s body is falling apart and he doesn’t stand a chance next season against any team in the league. No other team in NBA would want Kobe. This franchise will definitely not giving him the benefit of doubt after this season. Kobe is losing to Father Nature. Nobody wants to play with him in this league if they really have the choice. Kobe is finished and that is what is scaring him and giving him many wet dreams.

  • GoodDayLA

    If they sign Kobe for 2 more years after this, the Lakers will sadly become the laughing stock of the NBA for a few years.

    I believe in summer 2016, they will go after 3 BIG BIG BIG stars. The salary cap doubles then so this is what the Lakers are waiting for. I do not believe they will resign Kobe in summer 2016 because they will be begging the new age stars to take over the Lakers. If the new stars bite, Kobe will be forced into retirement or will have to change jerseys.

    Regardless, it will be interesting!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • GoodDayLA

    I think Jlin will find his minutes reduced in the 2nd half with the Lakers. Which is fine so he can avoid injury and have a strong free agency.

  • Grace Nsns

    Great to know, wish you a speedy recovery. we’re having a big dinner too, happy Goat New Year!

  • Grace Nsns

    Hopefully he can get plenty of quality minutes. He even wished for being allowed to close games, praying.

  • 1mtoldman

    i would seem consistent with what bs has said about price playing again after the break that price and lin would simply reverse situations. ie. lin got his chance to get his minutes to back up jordan (favorite) clark-son while the head of the snake was dnp/cd; and after the break lin will get the dnp/c and the price is right the backup minutes.

    none of these players matter in the lakers future plans anyway so they dont really care.

    and of course everyone now knows the point is to lose games. not a desireable situation for someone like lin to be playing in anyway.

  • 1mtoldman

    there has been extensive discussion on line: goat, ram or sheep?

    what is your choice?

    i was told actually it should be and would cover all: yang

    (not the same yang as yin/yang)

  • John Lee

    Not all of my Mandarin-speaking friends have perfect enunciation, and that’s alright. But I feel that professionals whose craft includes decent enunciation as a basic requirement should be held to a higher standard.

    Same thing is happening to American English as well. Too often we see “definAtely” and “nucular”, examples of erroneous pronunciation leading to misspelling in the written language. Even George Bush, a former POTUS, can’t say the word nuclear properly.

  • joyce ward

    I disagree. With Jim the father, that might have been true, because he was not hesitant on pulling the plug on a player when his time was up with the Lakers. He gave them a nice little severance pay to go. These are Jim buss kids, and they have not minded this business very well, so we will see.

  • John Lee

    For Lin’s sake, GOAT! LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    whats a potus i see it all the time and dont know what it is like i dont know where all these other wierd things like “bae” and “uber” came from and why they suddenly exist. or what they mean. im sure the intranet is responsible.

  • 1mtoldman

    hakka, mandarin, cantonese, malay (bahasa malaysia), english….its quite common for even entirely formally uneducated asians to speak or at least understand multiple languages and or dialects. because they deal with multiple language speaking peoples.

    americans only speak american english. everyone else is a “darn foreigner”.

  • John Lee

    POTUS = President of the United States. FLOTUS = First Lady of the United States. SECSTATE = well, you know. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    any tips on bae or uber?

  • joyce ward

    Wouldn’t it be funny, if Harden is trying to recruit lin to come back the Rockets. I was at the last Rockets game when they played LA and Lin/Harden were talking to each other evey time there was a break on court. The conversations always seemed very deep. The last game against the Rockets, Lin was talking to Chris finch a lot and he also hugged Mchale before the game and Mchale actually seemed very glad that he did, he rubbed lin’s head.

  • John Lee

    In what context? They can mean a number of things.

  • Linja

    Is it a word- Re-break ?

  • John Lee

    Could it be that they finally see how Bev actually DOES NOT stack up to Jeremy? If Harden’s recent dissing on Bev, after Bev won the skills contest no less, is any indication.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Acbc

    Only with a mind of a 6 year old would someone think that my post is comparing a 26 year old man to a child.

    It’s about a way of creating progress or destroying progress. It’s extremely rare to see people go to such lengths to tear someone else down.

    Kind of like how you keep sporadically make derogatory remarks about LIN. Trolls will always take opportunities to put LIN down on a lower step.

  • joyce ward

    I think Bev got too big for his britches and try to challenge harden. You don’t bite the and that feeds you. Also I suspect that Les found out his business ties in China were not as strong as he thought they were. I think Yao Ming is being passive aggressive about his business dealings with Les. Just some thoughts

  • linspiredinla

    I guess Jeremy speaking “mandarin” should bother you then. His accents are pretty bad.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I learned these by reading all Tom Clancy’s Jack related series. Really enjoyed his writing. Was rather sad when I learned about his death few months after his death.

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL It doesn’t bother me at all; may bother some. JLin’s Mandarin is pretty good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What if Boston Celtics is going to playoff and Lakers going to the cellar of the league?
    Kobe will lose all his Laker fans!

  • linspiredinla

    No, his Mandarin is far from good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good. Continue to drop and see what Busses will do to their tankers: KB and BS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sick BS!

  • John Lee

    Well if Bev’s head and ego really got overblown, it would’ve been due to the Unholy Trinity’s own doing. One reaps what one sows. 🙂

    I’m surprised Les didn’t see business backlash from Asian sponsors coming, it was so evident that mistreatment of Lin would have repercussions.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    To me, it sounds pretty good. My standard is pretty low because of my own “accent.”

  • John Lee

    Jeanie must be snickering as Jim gets ready to relinquish control over basketball operations.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This is kinda heartwarming and cute though. Dog finally got his home.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy is not a news anchor, and also not raised in Taiwan, so he gets two free passes. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson
  • joyce ward

    I totally agree.

  • ManuGinobilin

    A “contract buyout,” refers to a player agreeing to be let out of their NBA contract ahead of schedule.

    The main reason a player would want this is because they no longer want to be on that team. However, the NBA is a business, so teams aren’t just going to allow a player to get paid their full contract while they leave – and so thusly, in order for the player to get out of their contract, they have to give up a part of their guaranteed money.

    For example, Amare Stoudemire just got a buyout from the Knicks.

    Amare wanted to leave the Knicks because they were tanking, he’s only got a few years left in the league and needs to make an impact on a good team (so he could potentially earn a good contract next year), and he’s ringless and wants a ring (so he went to Dallas).

    On the flip side, the Knicks didn’t mind giving Amare a buyout, because Amare is actually still a functional player (so losing him means their tank is even stronger), and Amare only had one year left on a huge 20+ MIL contract which was untradeable (so they had no potential assets to gain by keeping him).

    Since there were incentives on both ends for a buyout, Amare and the Knicks agreed to it, and Amare gave back 2-3 MIL (don’t remember the exact number) of his 20+ MIL contract, in exchange for his freedom.

    With that in mind, Lin being bought out is a real possibility, and to be quite honest, I think the Lakers FO would agree to it, because it is pretty close to the Amare scenario.

    Let’s consider that:
    – The Lakers are tanking, they need to be as horrible as possible to retain their Top-5 Protected 1st Round Pick that was given to Phoenix
    – Jeremy Lin doesn’t help the tank
    – The Lakers would be worse if Jeremy Lin got bought-out, and they filled his spot with a D-League PG
    – Jeremy Lin has no future in LA, so there’s no reason for LA to keep him in order to re-sign him in the offseason
    – If bought out, Jeremy could join a playoff team as a 6th man (If a team is a playoff caliber team, they probably already have a good Starting PG/A tanking team probably wouldn’t want Lin who could hurt their tanking chances)
    – By going on a team that actually wants to use him, Lin would probably perform better than he has and up his value for the off-season

    With those things said, a buyout makes sense.

    Now just because something makes sense though, it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. As things stand currently, I think the Lakers know Lin won’t return next off-season, so they are trying to trade him (in a market that doesn’t really want him), so that they can get ANY kind of return. When this inevitably fails, THEN they would be open to a buyout, BUT I’m not sure Jeremy wants one, because, Lin would have to move away from his family mid-way in the season to be thrown in a whirlwind of a new team.

    I really think that is the deterring factor that would stop a buyout. I don’t think Lin giving up 1-2 Million would really be straw that breaks the chances of a buyout. During Linsanity (and after), Lin had tons of opportunity to make $ with advertisements and chose not to. I highly doubt money would be a motivating factor for him to stay in LA; however, I do think staying close to his FAMILY and already being too emotionally burnt out to start another hectic journey would be.

  • joyce ward

    Interesting, but what does it all mean?

  • Tey Ling

    Keong Hee Huat Cai , this is the Hokkien greetings of a happy new year ….

  • 1mtoldman

    tank to the top. “knowledgeable” nba fans know its the only way: (repeating quote below for columnist brendan gilbert)

    “for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, the Lakers have been kind of weird when asked about tanking. On multiple occasions, the Lakers front office has come out and publicly condemned it, saying essentially that tanking doesn’t work because cosmic forces and karma will ultimately work against you. Or something like that.

    Put simply, that line of thinking is ridiculous. Maybe it’s the Lakers pride and devotion to doing things the “Lakers way” that prevents them from fully embracing tanking. Whatever their reasoning may be, the Lakers need to fully get aboard team tank, like yesterday.

    This is because fans will be ready to riot if the Lakers pick goes to the Suns due to the front office’s refusal to do what’s clearly in the best interest of the franchise.”

    gilbert goes on to suggest: a. trading all tradable exppiring contracts (lin included)
    b. waiving all non tradeable contracts (boozer by rule, price by talent)
    c. bringing up d leaguers to fill the holes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe JLin only wants his agents call him when there is such trade is looming. Since he hasn’t heard from them, that means no trade is imminent. JLin also said in his interview that anything can still happen before deadline.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For some reason, “Sometimes players and teams decide to divorce each other” this scenario played in my head.

    Amar’e: I want a “divorce”.
    Knicks FO/Amare’s agent: What reason?
    Amar’e: Irreconcilable differences

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are good. I can’t even say that in my own dialect:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    wow can we get it on here in english lettering versions of hookien, hakka, mandarin, and cantonese? (i think maybe they already have been). am familiar with cantonese and mandarin and jlin fan from aussieland said she spent six years with hakka teachers so….

  • 1mtoldman

    when the going gets tough the tough get going (no charmin here) all the way to the bottom to save that draft pick to get back to the top.

    or so goes the thinking. all aboard the tank train tank train. get on board. got to suffer a little now to gain for the future.

  • Rookie75094

    A dollar short and a day late… smh

  • Chipdip

    You are right… not funny at all by BS.

  • Brent Yen

    Kind of weird that I ate Sushi for new yr eve……

  • linspiredinla

    Lakers: Byron Scott ‘unaware’ of any imminent moves team would make after talking to GM Mitch Kupchak (ESPN)

  • JoeTeam

    Celebrating Lin family in ny, I guess.

  • linspiredinla

    Jeremy Lin — Wed 2/18/15 practice interview from http://Lakers.com
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/teams/lakers/2015/02/18/150218Lin1mov-3522341 …This is the most complete interview.

  • Acbc

    Call me delusional but to me LIN is GOAT. Whenever I get down, I’ll watch the Knicks Linsanity games and marvel at how LIN was able to win with only 2 very good players who couldn’t do a thing until LIN found their sweet spot. Stat was also out for a couple of games too so that left only Chandler. LIN made Chandler looked like an offensive juggernaut. LIN was able to make rookies and bench players play up to their best potential. Only the GOATs like MJ, Gretzgy, Orr can do that.

  • JoeTeam

    hehe, can’t wait for summer.

  • FrankW

    Sushi good anytime, I had tamale. Will have couple of a huge Chinese multicourse meals next week.

  • 1mtoldman

    after just watching youtube video of george carlin on the use of euphemisms came across this new one to me, in report of an interview with morey disciple/lookalike hinkie.

    tanking was referred to as: “not prioritizing winning”.

  • JoeTeam

    Shhhh, no passive aggressive … just passive resistive lol.

  • linspiredinla

    Oh, OK. Are you from Taiwan? Mandarin was my native language, that’s why I mentioned the accent part.

  • 1mtoldman

    “What Duffy has been able to do is create a demand on the market for Dragic now, rather than waiting for free agency, with the intent to drive up the trade cost to acquire him, thus escalating the commitment to retain his services this summer. The message is clear: If you intend to trade for Dragic, be prepared to pay him.” —-ESPN.com –

  • Joe what do you know

    What is your dialect?

  • JoeTeam

    Delintional

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Translation: you will not know until we want you to know.

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks!

  • GoodDayLA

    Joyce, Lin must not go back there. It’s just a bad look and we all know it. I do think they also miss what he brings now that he is gone, not the fans or media, but the guys like Harden who realize Lin did help spread the floor and create some offense for himself and others. Mchale may even realize it to a certain degree too.

    but without Lin, they are still winning and doing ok even without D12.

  • GoodDayLA

    this may all be true

  • GoodDayLA

    If they are dumb enough to keep Kobe past next season, we as Lakers fans are in for some HARSH years. I honestly don’t think Jim Buss is as dumb as people think.

    He pulled of the CP3 trade and that would have put the Lakers in strong position. Imagine D12, Cp3, and Kobe. It would have been pretty good. Jim and Mitch tried to set that up and it just didn’t happen.

    I think Jim is waiting to pick up big names this summer and try again in 2016 when they will have a 90+ million cap and a completely free and clear roster to get Durant Westbrook Lebron etc etc.

    And I do not think they will strike out and at the last minute, Jim’s job will be safe.

    Just my take, no facts. Just from me watching this stuff. We’ll see.

    I do think whatever they are doing the past few years though have been horrible. So perhaps they are as bad as we fear they are.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Foo Chow

  • GoodDayLA

    well when I say contract that’s what I mean.

  • LAJane

    Kobe/Scott, two sociopathic peas in a pod.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Am not a Hakka but a Foo Chow.

  • LAJane

    Eeww…rubbed Lin’s head. eeeww again (shudder).

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah just stay pat and go to free agency and hope someone likes him. He is smart enough to know the landscape can change overnight and that he will not be the first domino to fall so it’s out of his hands where he actually ends up landing.

    If Lebron Love etc opt out and moved etc. Lin would have to deal with finding a contract in the aftermath of those changes to the NBA landscape. He gets it.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • GoodDayLA

    TWC Sports cannot be happy with the Lakers. There is just no way they are happy.

  • GoodDayLA

    Scott is not who I thought he was. Disappointing.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • LAJane

    If they’re yanked around by Harden the way the Lakers are yanked around by Kobe, it has less to do with whether they realized Lin’s talents then or now but whether Harden has changed his mind. Beware stars with changing minds…I’ve come to think of them as trick exploding cigars.

  • winner

    Happy Lunar New Year for those who celebrate it. May this new year be a great start for JLin’s successful NBA career. Wish that he will go to a team that value his skills and talents with a coach who believes in him. Cheers! Pic of JLin:

  • LAJane

    Certainly could know it if they put the easily available numbers up side by side. Don’t want to do that. It would spoil the narrative that shiniest and most expensive is best. If they were in real estate, they’d be buying trophy bridges to nowhere right and left.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin should go to Atlanta and become the 6th man. Not sure how Asian guy in Atlanta will be embraced but off the bench, who cares. I think Lin can help that team be a top bench. And with no big names to deal with, it’s his type of ideal situation. He can’t play with big star types or at least I fear that is an issue.

  • GoodDayLA

    There’s a strong chance Dragic really will be traded tomorrow. But I don’t think Lin will be involved in any trades. Most of the deals will happen tomorrow between 10-12AM EST.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin dutifully stood in the corner and look where that got him. So Dragic can complain because he is not Asian and Lin cannot because he is Asian?

    A lot of people said Lin could not complain in Houston and should just deal with standing in the corner and shutting up. I guess Lin was never 3rd team all NBA.

  • kittyhead

    I only see haters use 零/零輸豪/0 to insult Lin in Taiwan…Thay use those words with bad intention.

  • LAJane

    The problem/reason for this is that the US is so darned big. From one ocean to the other and only two bordering nations – Canada and Mexico. Americans have never regularly had contact with the number of other cultures/speakers that every other nation does. China’s big but it’s a dozen nations all within it’s own borders, plus neighbors with Mongolia, Russia, Korea, Burma, India, etc. Everybody else lives in a noisy, cross-border way. On the other hand, small-minded, murderous xenophobia seems to still persist everywhere in humans in general, so we’re language-challenged but pretty run-of-the-mill where mean behavior is concerned.

  • CJSHYY
  • linspiredinla

    Lakers: Byron Scott ‘unaware’ of any imminent moves team would make after talking to GM Mitch Kupchak (ESPN) http://ift.tt/15vXaoe

  • LAJane

    I’m with you on this. I love words and hate to hear them mangled. “Even George Bush”? ESPECIALLY him…but it got to the point of comic relief, like the famous “Spoonerism” malaprops. You can find some of them on the Slate website under the title “W’s greatest hits” 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Tom, I thought of you, Item 7. I only wish he said 2012.

    Letterman:

    Top Ten Surprising Facts About Landmarks

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    10. It took 1,500 men 3 years to dig the Grand Canyon

    9. Niagara Falls was a gift from France

    8. The most popular souvenir at the Taj Mahal gift shop is the “Taj Mahat”

    7. Madison Square Garden was the home to a professional basketball team from 1968-2008

    6. The Rockefeller Center ice skating rink does not admit people from St. Louis

    5. During the mid-80’s, Grant’s Tomb was briefly renamed Trump Grant’s Tomb

    4. Two-thirds of the way up the Eiffel Tower is a cinnabon

    3. The spire atop Big Ben is a snooze button

    2. The Vatican has a “man cave”

    1. Statue of Liberty? Lesbian

  • LAJane

    🙂

  • John Lee

    I was born in Taiwan, but left when I was nine.

  • John Lee

    I’m sure you know the difference between “Lin W/ his contract” and “Lin’s contract”, the former being inclusive of the person.

  • John Lee

    Jim’s job is only safe IF, and according to his own words:
    1) Lakers reach WC Finals next season, or
    2) Jim DOES NOT keep his own words of Lakers becoming contenders in three years (2015-16 season being the last year).

    One can bet Jeanie is going to hold him to those words, as she tweeted them a couple of months ago as a reminder.

  • linspiredinla

    I posted a more complete one.

  • John Lee

    TWC itself isn’t so innocent of the crime, allowing Stu to trash Lin and all.

  • John Lee

    You could’ve just stopped at UNAWARE, period. 😉

  • linspiredinla

    Bravo to you, to be able to discern subtle differences in pronounciation.

  • Jedi

    Well a hint of their madness was when they sent Beverley over to promote stuff in China.
    They seriously thought that sending the guy who took over Jeremy’s spot would work…

    But I am beginning to come around to the idea that generally NBA people are pretty condescending (and unintelligent). As in they do things and expect no one to notice or care, or say things and expect everyone to believe them even if it’s contrary to their actions.

  • John Lee

    BS is unaware of anything and everything that is non-Kobe, the sport of basketball included.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Below? Or can you post it again.

  • John Lee

    They pretty much think they can get away with murder and the Asians are going to take it laying down. Seems like they’re learning their lesson now.

  • John Lee

    Always got a knuckle on my head from my mom when I made mistakes, seems to have done the trick. 🙂

  • John Lee

    And not even to mention Dan Quayle spelling potatoE. LOL

  • Acbc

    Basically, he needs someone to make it possible for him to climb up a new flight of steps. Divine intervention made linsanity, but he was always prepared for it…he worked his butt to be ready for it. It will take another such opportunity to open up for him again. Lin just needs to keeps working hard on his own game and doing whatever he can to be ready. It’s not fair but that’s his personal cross that he is made to bear.

    This is why we all want MDA to find a coaching job somewhere this season. At least he believes in LIN.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha, love your reaction to that. Just like my son: ewwww

  • linspiredinla

    http://Lakers.com
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/vide… …This is the most complete interview.

  • linspiredinla

    I have given up a large part of my Mandarin since coming to US. But the accent part, I still get.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Dragic talks about his situation with the Suns’ 3 point guards lineup:”It’s just different. Standing in the corner, it’s not my game. I see that we’re not going the right direction. That’s why I take action and try to put myself in a better position.”

    Standing in the corner. Sounds familiar to Lin fans?

  • CJSHYY

    If so then why he asked to trade to Rox?! Haha! I guess it’s more money issue than the game itself…

  • Dorothy

    Did he ask to trade to Rox? I thought he asked for Knicks, LAL and Heat. No Rox.

  • CJSHYY

    But I read Rox too… Also check this…

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/568117833449791489

  • Dorothy

    Yes, Suns are looking at the teams not on Dragic’s list. I am sure he is loving it, lol.

  • Kianainhi

    TWC Sportsnet Miller talking about Goran. He said Goran is a complete player & a master of P&R taught by Nash. Also said JC can learn a lot from Nash. My first thought was when did Lakers play P&R? Ding chimed in about the trade deadline. Didn’t catch his entire mention but did catch “trade deadline”.

  • CJSHYY

    TWC’s always so BS. Miller is #1 on the list… smh! Don’t really cares what he said bc lots of time he was wrong w what FO thought… smh!

  • Brent Yen

    There is no reason to meet Dragic’s demand at this point I guess

  • CJSHYY

    Plus no matter who comes to Lakers as PG next to Kobe… the result is the same… none factor. Even Nash it’s the same…

  • LOL winning vs tanking is quite irreconcilable!

  • CJSHYY

    I also believe Lakers & NYK don’t need Dragic right now bc both teams are tanking… why need him?

  • kittyhead

    So that’s why he wants to be traded to Lakers and stays on the bench in almost the entire Q4 while Kobe plays so-called point guard. lol

  • Brent Yen

    Needs or not, I do not think Dragic will opt to go with this 2 teams…He wants to win

  • IsabeliJane*17

    At least it’s not because of “psychological incapacity” 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    It means….it is all in your hands now…I will finish my 29 gms left as good as I can

  • Brent Yen

    The minutes get better quality when Lin is on the floor!

  • CJSHYY

    I think what Dragic wants it’s money. I don’t believe these two teams will pay him 20M per year.

  • Brent Yen

    Then it is even more unlikely for him to go

  • anddan

    happy CNY to all LIN believers! may the year of ram brings Lin much deserved fortune & joy + peace to us all…

  • CJSHYY

    I think so… if like all these rumors said Lakers really wants to get Dragic for so long then why not gets him & contact Sun? They want to trade him now…? I really think all these Dragic rumors most from his agent just like last summer’s Bledsoe story.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • John Lee

    Zoran trying to piggyback on Goran won’t end well. Look at what happened with J.R./Chris in NY.

    Zoran sure got a loud mouth for someone who can’t make the league on his own merits.

  • Brent Yen

    What exactly can Zoran do?

  • Brent Yen

    Agreed….I would love to see Dragic playing for LAL tho