G05 PHX @ LAL Game Thread + New Chat

We will continue to test out the new chat for in-game chat. It appears as a bar at the bottom of your screen. You need to be signed into JL Portal in the upper right corner (WordPress, not Disqus). If you just see “Loading…”, it is probably because you are behind a firewall.

1. Use the Chat for in-game reactions, cheering, and spontaneous interactions.

2. Use Disqus for record keeping and game comments.

Game Preview

  • Will the Lakers get their first win? Suns favored by 6.5 pts.
  • Both teams with 2 days rest and coming off crushing defeats (Suns lost to Jazz by 27 pts, Lakers lost to Warriors by 23 pts).
  • Lin coming off an awful 0-6 FG shooting game. Will he bounce back tonight?
  • Ryan Kelly should be coming back from injury. Will he help space the floor for the Lakers?

 

Streams:

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  • real-dsb

    for those who glossed over the instructions above, you have to be signed in to WordPress (upper right corner) to use the Chat (bottom bar below). If you just see “loading…” then it’s probably because you are behind a firewall.

    try to use the chat more to help us test it.

  • Weifang

    Yes, Lakers will win tonight. hohoho

  • real-dsb

    I gave over 2 min head start to the “first” hunters. No takers… slackers. =)

  • Brent will not be happy with 2-min head start, not couting the cache refresh :]
    I purged the cache manually but not fast enough, haha..

  • real-dsb

    if they do, fans in Phoenix will melt down. might have to board up your windows =p

  • Maknusia

    Lets go for a WIN!!!

  • Will ref give more calls to JLin in this game?

    @LakerNation was good to raise the issue 3 days ago.

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/528749736765829120

  • blubell

    Didn’t see this kind of support in HOU.

  • Brent Yen

    This is just wrong, so unethical!!

  • KL

    The chat is working on my laptop but not my mobile phone.

  • KL

    Anyway, I want Jeremy to win. It may take time but he will find a way to win. Jacking up more shots is just part of the picture but is not the whole solution. Let’s see what progress Jeremy has made to solve this complex equation.

  • MoominFloren

    my mobile not working as well, keep loading…..

  • Lam

    I think the allocated number of calls per day was used up by Harden.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Like to call the refs out even at expense of a technical. Come on Scott let them have it.

  • Maknusia

    LOL, as bad as many dislike on Harden’s call. Many NBA FO/coaches would fight for to get such a player.

    He perfected the art of getting calls within the flow of the game and rules! Not many or any could do it. I give credit to JH

  • CaliUSMC

    Sup guys! Lin 16-7 tonight!!! 😀

  • JoeTeam

    wanna see that happen above 15 from now on in. Team now knows, if Lin is sub 10, they lose. Imbalance toward Kobe, they lose in crunch because options are narrowed. Too easy to get stops …

  • JoeTeam

    Candy for diabetics, magnesia. In playoffs, you go into insulin-refs shock. Avoid it at all costs …

  • orLinaryjoe

    20-7, Lin getting open looks from better coordinated offense (other guys giving him more space, ball not sticky, lol)

  • JoeTeam

    It’s slowly leaking out now. All the conjecture was true. Rox did not want Lin to succeed. It was embedded to start, but when they got Harden, it was decided. It only took 5 games for Harden to believe in the solo game, because the embedded divisiveness was there to feed his desires.

  • Lam

    I hope the Lakers win with Lin controlling the team. Never mind the stats, baby steps first.

  • CaliUSMC

    Chat seems to be working on my laptop!

  • JoeTeam

    psalm, input to you or Brent, whomever is configuring, coding … any chance to have chat box tearaway so we can have it on a small part of screen, have the game on, and also be able to post disqus ? Triple threat lol. I like the speed of this new chat config. If you allow triple thread, then people can keep up both in chat and disqus.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina 4 minutes ago
    Byron Scott said he said two words when he saw the beginning of this schedule: “Oh…..followed by a 4 letter word.”

  • Michael

    Why would you do such a thing while I was sleeping…

  • Brent Yen

    This plug in does not allow it, so…need a better one

  • CaliUSMC

    Mods, is there anyway I change my name on chat to my disqus name?

  • JoeTeam

    at min, if you put the public chat box on the lower right then we can have it open and it doesn’t get in way of disqus and I can have 2 windows open. That implies moving Chat (the people) to the lower left. Right now public chat sits right in the middle, blocking my disqus reads and posts.

  • JoeTeam

    bummer then. see blow for any possible re-placement thoughts?

  • Brent Yen

    They follow different system….so…..Not really sure,

  • JoeTeam

    you need to have a jlportal signing to get to chat. do that before the game and you’re gold.

  • Brent Yen

    Can not find one that can be full size, quick, and use wordpress account

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Serena Winters @SerenaWinters 10 minutes ago
    Byron Scott anxious for that win: “We have to play this like it’s Game 7… We have to do that for the rest of the season.”

  • bolero

    I tried not to use that “sticky” word anymore. It reminds me of you know who…

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, what I mean is, can you put the public chat box to the bottom right so when it sticks up, it doesn’t get in the way of the disqus layout, just the sidebar stuff? Put the “Chat” box on the bottom left as that can be mimed. Here, see how I set up my screen. Can you tell what I mean? Nerd yes, 3 windows. Game LP, Disqus, and Chat. Thoughts?

  • Brent Yen

    This I am not sure, need to check with @psalm234:disqus

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Bill Oram @billoram 2 minutes ago
    Scott said he laid into Lakers at practice this morning. “I feel a sense of urgency for our guys,” he said.

  • Brent Yen

    I don understand, so are they having it or not?

  • JoeTeam

    thx! Tearaway would be cool. You can fake it with another window sized to have only chat box, but then if you minimize it on the disqus window, it minimizes on the chat window. My engs use to use juggernaut, and I think we we able to have different windows minimized, etc. Facebook uses this kind of chat layout, a little limited, so I get it if it’s not easily configurable as FB has plenty of resources.

  • Michael

    If you have poor eye sight like me you can use the ZOOM function of your browser to enlarge the chat….just don’t overdo it.
    PS: CTRL-+ + is your friend.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Tks for the tip.

  • Here is LakerNation key of victory

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/529822939688865793

    Keys to Victory:
    Perimeter Defense: The Suns lineup features a collection of guards that can flat out play. The onus will be on the Lakers perimeter defenders to keep these guards out of the paint where they can collapse defenses. Since Kobe continues to expend inordinate amounts of energy on offense, Byron Scott should have the younger guys such as Wes Johnson, Xavier Henry, and Wayne Ellington check Phoenix’s quick guards. Jeremy Lin will also need to bring his A game defensively as he will be matched up with a superb offensive player, be it Dragic, Bledsoe, or Thomas, for the duration of the game.

    Second Unit Play: Depth is one of the major strengths of this Suns team, so I don’t have any illusions about the Lakers second unit faring particularly well. That being said, playing this stacked Suns second unit to a stalemate during stretches in the second and fourth quarters will be a critical part of the Lakers getting that elusive win tonight.

    Three Point Shooting: The Lakers have struggled from beyond the arc this season, shooting just 31.6 percent through their first four games. Three point shooting will be important tonight as Phoenix deploys so many small guards. The Lakers’ bigger wings should be able to get their share of good looks by simply shooting over the smaller defenders. If they are able to make a healthy percentage of these looks early, they will force Suns coach Jeff Hornacek into making tough offense-defense substitution decisions.

  • Maknusia

    lol, game time would decide. But its obviously good to hear that the team has “the sense of urgency” Going for a WIN here

  • TTNN
  • orLinaryjoe

    U got it. Stop my trollist ways.

  • Love Lin

    Believe in urself even when no one else does. If someone tells u that u can’t do it, prove them wrong…Dont stress, take chances, n be urself tonite.. Go Lin~~ Gotta get the 1st win..

  • Maknusia

    LOL…can the game start any sooner?!!!

  • TTNN
  • Rick Johnson

    I thought Lakers got all the calls? At least it seemed that way when JLin was on the Rockets playing the Lakers

  • orLinaryjoe

    So sloooooow

  • Rick Johnson

    All those veggies looks too healthy. ? Source of injuries?

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy….have a Blast!

  • Brent Yen

    LAL did, Lin does not

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • KL

    I think you can edit your WordPress account settings. I managed to keep my name on chat with my disqus name.

  • Maknusia

    He is going for Triple-double today…sugar candy works!

  • CaliUSMC

    He needs animal blood. Not that crap! 😀

  • Grace

    Aha! You’re all here; hiding from the trolls. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    LOL we are not hiding, we dare them to come

  • Grace

    just kidding…

  • Brent Yen

    yep so am I. They better do not come. LOL

  • Grace

    I hope the Lakers have solved some of their problems. They need a win tonight.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…we will have our hands full watching them rather than the game 🙁

  • no, we’re not hiding from trolls, Grace 🙂
    We’re breeding good trolls here.. all mods are undergoing good-trolls transformation.

    Welcome! 😀
    If you have a chance to register (Sign Up at top-right homepage), you can join our chat 🙂
    Note: Currently only on laptops/PCs and not behind firewall :>

  • TTNN

    yeah, you are slow. lol, need to work on that first step…

  • Brent Yen

    It will take time.

  • Brent Yen

    We can just kill the post, and write a new one anyway

  • Grace

    I thought I would help the other site but it’s a losing battle.

  • Grace

    I’m using a Mac with Sophos – I guess not, huh?

  • TTNN
  • CaliUSMC

    Grace the Troll Hunter has arrived.

  • TTNN
  • Grace

    The crowd here accepts you? 🙂

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    Always so mean to me 🙁

  • Grace

    hahaha… I now believe you are not a troll.

  • real-dsb

    Here’s a hack for making the chat bigger. This will make the chat window much larger on the jlinportal home page only.

    1. install Stylish addon for Firefox or Chrome (untested).
    2. go to http://www.jlinportal.com/ and do Stylish > Write New Style For This URL:

    @namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

    @-moz-document url(“http://www.jlinportal.com/”) {

    div#bowob_window {height:550px !important ; left:0px !important }
    div#bowob_receive {width:800px !important ; height:500px !important}
    div.bowob_region {width:800px !important ; height:500px !important }
    div#bowob_send {width:800px !important}
    textarea.bowob_input {width:800px !important}

    }

  • real-dsb

    btw, we are using chat mostly for this in-game. so join us there!

  • nice deflection by Lin over a taller Plumlee to tip the rebound to Hill

    Announcer was smart to give credit to Lin

  • real-dsb

    league pass works tonight, no blackout, hallelujah!

  • real-dsb

    you can customize the width and height numbers for your own screen resolution.

  • Love Lin

    lin 4 3… 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy is gunning! 🙂

  • Lam

    So he’s in the aggressive mode? Can’t look at chat, behind company firewall unfortunately.

  • Love Lin

    another 2 pts.. quite aggressive so far..:)

  • and Linning!

  • Lin to a running Down-HIll for (sorry NO) flush!! 10-9

  • real-dsb

    1q5:48 Lin with a fast break nice pass to Hill for the dunk!

  • Alain Gervais

    how to use chat

  • totally aggressive .. it’s ridiculous!
    Forcing Bledsoe to the bench early with fouls. Isaiah Thomas in

  • real-dsb

    Lin already matched his prev game pts merely halfway through the first qtr!

  • Lam

    10-9?

  • Dorothy

    LOL

  • real-dsb

    log into jlinportal site (wordpress, not disqus)

  • TTNN

    lol,

  • Love Lin

    lol..he read ur mesg.. 🙂

  • yes, right?
    Lin has 6 out of 10

  • real-dsb

    apparently Lin didn’t get the assist for this??? doh, the dunk didn’t count

  • real-dsb

    IT’s in for Bledsoe

  • real-dsb

    1q4:45 NRP = no rim protection. Yet again by the Lakers

  • Finally Davis in with 4:30 left in Q1

  • real-dsb

    1q 3:59 Lin blew by IT for the layup

  • Lin is the only Laker who can consistently score.
    Lin with 8pts out of 13 Laker pts

  • real-dsb

    1q 2m Lin sets screen for Kobe, who curls for the jumper

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Keep it up JLin!!!

  • Lam

    Log in but don’t see the chat window at the bottom of screen.

  • Acbc

    This is like when Harden used to set up screens for LIN. It was unstoppable.

  • Brewkowski

    Just registered and logged in… Using iPad and can’t find chat either…

  • real-dsb

    1q2:40 Lin out, Price in. score is 21-17

  • real-dsb

    doesn’t work for mobile =(

  • Lam

    I’m using a windows pc.

  • Brewkowski

    Ahhhh…

  • Michael

    Hey. Ryan Kelly is in^^

  • Brewkowski

    Is he hurt? Looks like he washed down some pills…

  • real-dsb

    1q0m finally Davis with some RP (rim protection)

  • real-dsb

    i can’t imagine players taking pain pills after a game has started. too slow to act. they would get injection in the locker room.

  • DJSlik

    damn…first time i log in to JLinportal and i check the box score and see J with 8 points on 3/4??!! this is better than the time i got a fortune cookie that said i was going to get lucky and i did.

  • Brewkowski

    Bledsoe with 2 quick fouls… He wasn’t happy about Lin’s layup and shoved him after the basket.

  • real-dsb

    1q0m Kobe the only starter with 4 second team players

  • CaliUSMC

    Tonight’s the night!

  • 3PT Stats in the 1st quarter:
    1-6 for Suns
    2-4 for Lakers (1 each for Kobe/Lin)

    This is a good sign for the Lakers trailing only 2 pts 24-26

  • DJSlik

    he’s on pace for 16 FGAs!!!!!!!!! THAT’S MY DAWWWWG!!!!

  • real-dsb

    1Q for Lin: 8 pts, 3-4 fg, 1-1 3 pt, 1-2 ft, 1 ast, 0 to.

    Great start, already exceeded pts from last game

  • Brewkowski

    Just rewound it… He was limping and had his hand out to receive a couple of Advils.

  • Aggressive Lin with 8pts/1ast no TOs in the 1st quarter.
    3-4FG, 1-1 3FG, 1-2 FT

    Mr. Efficiency!

  • khomphuong2

    After missing his first three shots, @kobebryant rebounds to score 9 in the first quarter. @JLin7 adds 8. pic.twitter.com/9wruEK25Sb— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 5, 2014

  • CaliUSMC

    Nice shot

  • real-dsb

    2Q12m – all second unit, no starters

  • real-dsb

    really? which hand?

    oh wait, nevermind. I was thinking that his hand was injured.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLinNation @jlinnation 2 minutes ago
    Jeremy Lin 1st qtr Highlights.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVNPcGB5VI

  • Brewkowski

    Right

  • sport

    Thanks I missed the 3 point shot. Do you know what happened to Lin’s 2nd assist and why they didn’t count it?

  • cheapjing

    lol. welcome

  • CaliUSMC

    Hills dunk was not counted as continuation.

  • BobbyH

    Missed FT, 6/13. Gosh!

  • real-dsb

    in 1st qtr, apparently Lin was limping and took a couple advils.

  • Love Lin

    he was a beast in Q1.. 🙂

  • Martin Chong

    finally you are here!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Is he injured?

  • Brent Yen

    Please!!!!no!!!!!!

  • sport

    Yes and he was under control, not forcing things and varying the pace not just constant fast breaks.

  • CaliUSMC

    I recruited him 😉

  • Martin Chong

    highlight?! super fast!

  • Q2 8 min left.
    Phoenix bench is supposedly deeper than Laker bench.
    But Davis and Kelly are keeping Lakers close 28-31

  • sport

    Probably just common cold no biggie.

  • Alain Gervais

    not true saw it on the other site. why do you believe their overreaction to everything

  • Love Lin

    ohhhh.. noooo… we need u 4 the win..

  • Dorothy

    How did you do it? Can you also recruit KHuang and alike here?

  • Dorothy

    Welcome.

  • dons

    Davis good, but needs to work on free throws, missing consecutive shots in last game too. Seems like he should be able to improve, as he has soft hands around the rim.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    How come JLin isn’t back in and Kobe did?

  • Mac is okay. I can Chat with Chrome browser. Not too sure with Safari

  • Alain Gervais

    he usually isnt

  • Brewkowski

    I like Davis but he picks up fouls too easily. We need him out there.

  • Michael

    The starting guards of the Suns are not in. So I think BS is waiting.

  • cali7

    Is Bledsoe back?

  • Weifang

    what? what happened???

  • Lam

    I think KHuang enjoys himself too much over there fighting trolls.

  • I think they said Lin didn’t get calls in Game 3-4

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is stepping on something that keeps a certain angle of his right ankle

  • BobbyH

    Lakers needs offensive powers other than Kobe and Lin.

  • CaliUSMC

    x2

  • Dorothy

    lol, but I really appreciate his BB knowledge.

  • real-dsb

    2q 6:40 Lin back in!

  • cheapjing

    hppe he is not hurt

  • cali7

    It is either a piece of trash or just some orange colored thing by his right foot. I think he’s fine.

  • Lam

    Any limping?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very annoying. The streaming keeps on lagging.

  • Q2 6:39 Lin and Kobe back in

  • BuzzerBeater

    JLination is quicker then Jeremy’s first step with their uploads.

  • Brent Yen

    He readjusted that orange many times

  • dons

    Which stream?

  • Weifang

    Lin’s ankle doesn’t look good. He is still limping subtly…. darn

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • @shahanLA 37 seconds ago
    Suns were 1/8 on their 3s before that last wide open look Gerald Green knocked down. Corner 3s. #Lakers 32, #Suns 36

  • still a good sign if Suns is not hitting their 3s

  • BobbyH

    Even if it is semi-serious, Scott won’t let him play.

  • Love Lin

    boozer… gosh.. c’mon…

  • BobbyH

    The bigs just keep missing FG.

  • Lam

    whats happened to Lin? Seem to have dissapeared from the game at least from my gamecast perspective.

  • Alain Gervais

    boozer is terrible on defense

  • real-dsb

    2q3m beautiful drive and drop off ast by Lin

  • Martin Chong

    unbearable lagging!!

  • real-dsb

    no, he’s playing. just got a nice ast

  • real-dsb

    2q3m Lin out for Price

  • Q2 3:36 Lin had to sit with 3 fouls
    He’s having trouble guarding a speedy smaller Isaiah Thomas
    Lin needs to be careful with his fouls

  • Weifang

    Lin to the locker room?

  • Brent Yen

    yes

  • BuzzerBeater

    so so awful, you know you’re bad on defense when even Coach Thibs gives up on you.
    He would always sit Boozer in the 4th quarters for his defense.

  • Dorothy

    What happened to him? His ankle?

  • Weifang

    errrr. Lin looks done for tonight

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like it

  • BobbyH

    These Lakers bigs are terrible in every aspects. Can’t shoot. Can’t defense. Can’t box. Can’t even get a defensive rebound.

  • sport

    No is he sick or are the ankles still bothering him?

  • Dorothy

    Oh, nooooooooooooooo.

  • Weifang

    He is injured, he lost his foot strength, now he is in the locker room

  • real-dsb

    nooooooo

  • Brewkowski

    Makes Asik look good.

  • dons

    Why so difficult to stop layups by tiny Isiah Thomas?

  • Weifang

    he went to the locker room

  • Ttt

    When Jlin was on the bench his +/- went from -10 to -12. Why would it change if he wasn’t even on the floor?

  • Brent Yen

    because of the timming

  • real-dsb

    too fast. once the ball touches the glass, the defender cannot touch the ball (else goaltending)

  • Pete Roces
  • MoominFloren

    Nooooo. hope he is alright…

  • Weifang

    Ankle, his committed fouls because he cannot run full speed now

  • cali7

    Everyone needs to go practice FTs

  • Weifang

    I hate to say this, looked pretty bad so far.

  • JAD2456

    Thomas shot 2 FTs. bec. Lin fouled him.

  • @SerenaWinters
    Not sure what’s going on with Jeremy Lin, but he’s not on the bench. Must’ve gone to the locker room.

  • Ttt

    Lakers are looking awful!

  • Alain Gervais

    boozer is terrible today

  • Ttt

    Thanks for the info!

  • real-dsb

    end of half: Thomas destroying the Lakers without Lin, who seems to have gone to the locker room with possibly an ankle injury

  • cali7

    that doesnt bode well

  • Weifang

    I think I saw him walking to the locker room

  • JLinNation posted 1st quarter Lin highlights.
    Let’s hope and pray that Lin can come back strong in the 2nd half

  • DJSlik

    only two assists? what is JLin DOING?

    JK JK. LOL screw assists right now. ATTACK. SHOOT. SHOOT.

  • khomphuong2

    and past 4 games

  • cali7

    and NRP. Suns have 32 pts in the point.

  • let’s hope it’s nothing major

  • khomphuong2

    Jeremy Lin isn't on the bench. A few minutes ago, Gary Vitti was talking to him on the sideline.— janis carr (@janiscarr) November 5, 2014

    Nothing happened to Lin

  • Weifang

    I think in the game, player makes the decision.

  • real-dsb

    wow

  • hopefully just a precaution.

  • Weifang

    When Lin came back in, his walking and running looked awkward.

  • Brewkowski

    Lol… His hands might be worse than Asik’s

  • BuzzerBeater

    Boozer must be the tank commander. So much for helping out on defense.
    On pace to giving up 118+ again 🙁

  • DJSlik

    i been eyeing this place for awhile….just been lazy. i still enjoy the TENSION of jeremylin.net but this place looks roomy… i might stretch out and get comfy! LOL

  • khomphuong2

    Lakers are gonnna stuck w/ boozer as starter for 15 more games, according to Byron.

  • DJSlik

    boozer is such a shell of himself. an outright liability. he needs to be replaced by ed davis or ryan kelly SO BADLY.

  • Pts in the Paint
    Suns 34
    LA 9

    If there is no Rim Protection, it doesn’t matter that Suns shot 2-9 on 3s while Laker is shooting 4-8 (50%). Laker bigs need work together to prevent penetration

  • cali7

    Why would he be talking to Vitti during the game if nothing happened? I hope nothing happened.

  • BobbyH

    Hope Scott is not that stubborn. Otherwise it could be likely to be 0-15.

  • DJSlik

    what’s to stop voltaire’s second cousin’s former roommate from showing up tho? better modding?

  • BuzzerBeater

    Yeah, when everyone’s healthy, Lin-Kobe-Wes-Kelly-Davis should be the starting lineup with Swaggy being the spark off the bench taking most of Wes’ minutes.

  • cali7

    Lakers were all over Mike Brown for going 0-3 or something like that and replaced him immediately. I guess since Scott is new and with new players, they are not slamming him quite yet.

  • real-dsb

    problem is that if Lin’s ankles aren’t 100%, he’s not going to be able to defend IT or attack on offense

  • DJSlik

    with his contract and BS’s favoritism Hill is NOT gonna lose his starting job (that plus he’s been balling relatively well). how bout Lin-Kobe-Wes-Davis-Hill?
    Or why not go bigger and stick wes on the bench? Lin-Kobe-Kelly-Davis-Hill? 2nd unit can be Price-Swagg (Ellington until he gets back)-Wes-Booze-Sacre (but never actually use Sacre unless people get into foul trouble)

  • cali7

    nothing on Lin during halftime report. we will see after commercial

  • DJSlik

    Lakersnation is behind LIn. it’s really cool to see. Even Corey Hansford who is a hater has softened his views.

  • Alain Gervais

    i think he is fine will get it wrapped

  • real-dsb

    if Lin doesn’t start 3rd Q, then you definitely know he’s hurt

  • Michael

    2 Plays where Boozer’s help defense burns Lin instead.
    The first picture Boozer moves before Isaiah is contained and screens Lin instead= =
    The next two pictures are when Lin gets screened and Boozer barely moves his feet to help
    The last two are the same play from another angle and you can see Boozer moving without a purpose (in the wrong direction) actually opening up the lane for the layup. ( Step it up Booz)

  • DJSlik

    🙁 i spoke too soon… damn you refs

  • Grace

    Sophos is anti-virus software.

  • Brent Yen

    And LAL reporter is not doing a good job if that happens

  • real-dsb

    where are these pictures? in your head? =)

  • cali7

    Yes!

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, it was about timming

  • refresh 🙂

  • BuzzerBeater

    Spoiler alert: Jeremy will come with a vengeance in the 3rd quarter and score 13 to pull the Lakers outta this hole.
    Lakers will win by 5.

  • cali7

    Lin is on the floor

  • DJSlik

    where is the buffet? or is that post game meal? JLin needs to get sleeved out like sacre bleu–would be badazz–though mama lin wouldn’t approve.

  • Brent Yen

    LIn is on!

  • real-dsb

    announcers are Bill MacDonald and Stu Lantz (TWC)

  • DJSlik

    who is that guy? he seems to have a fuuqqqqing BRAIN.

  • Barry Allen

    I hope Lin comes out in the 2nd half aggressive like he was in the 1st quarter.

  • Michael

    Dig deep…

  • DJSlik

    man lakers just need to pull out a win to get off the snide.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Does anyone like JLin’s rotation thus far?? Found he was sat around 7-8 mark in 1st qtr and normally didn’t check in until 6-7 mark in 2nd qtr.

  • Lin redeemed his ball-handling TO with a nice midrange J

  • real-dsb

    3q9m nice long 2 by Lin

  • Barry Allen

    Nice shot Lin!

  • My goodness.. An acrobatic layup by Kobe!

  • real-dsb

    reminder for those joining late to join us in the chat (bottom of screen)

  • Barry Allen

    That was a Jordan move lol. The flick up by Kobe.

  • real-dsb

    he was slightly injured in 2Q

  • Barry Allen

    Aww, in and out. Nice cleanup by Wes.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe he got taped up, people saying ankle.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin lost his speed a bit

  • real-dsb

    3q7m Lin ast to Boozer 15 ft. Boozer hot in 2nd half

  • real-dsb

    i’m sure his ankles are hurting him

  • Weifang

    too bad Lin still limping if you look closely.

  • Brent Yen

    sadly yes

  • JoeTeam

    he could be heavily taped.

  • ah, not sure about Anti-Virus .. firewall causes ‘Chat (loading)’
    If you can see it, then it should work

  • real-dsb

    Lin probably won’t be able to drive as his usual self with his presumably injured ankle. Let’s see if he can play a different game (shooting and assists without penetration)

  • Brent Yen

    What was Wes doing, trying to guard the refs?

  • He’s totally lost and useless out there.

  • They know Lin can run the offense well ..plus they trust Kobe’s judgment on Lin.

    Kobe is the best thing that can ever happen to Lin in LA!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is limping and he is still one of the better defenders on the team. LOL

  • real-dsb

    Lakers getting killed on backdoor cuts and alley oops.

  • cali7

    And their failure to make FTs

  • Michael

    So does that mean good perimeter defense?

  • Brent Yen

    No, failed in communication

  • his high FG% should eventually earn him more PT.
    He just needs more PT and easy PnR points with Lin

  • Maknusia

    thats not good at all 🙁

  • real-dsb

    3q4m Lin with a beautiful feed to Davis cutting in the middle of the lane, but Davis lost the ball

  • Kobe with the hops. That’s impressive for a 36 year old.

  • Barry Allen

    Good defense by Lakers on that play.

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah that was a nice jump.

  • real-dsb

    3q3m Kobe triple team, tries to pass, picked off by IT and fast break layup

  • Kobe should not have gone Bruce-Lee there!

    Jumping over court-side seats & kicked the ball in the air then landed awkwardly
    Good thing he was okay

  • Barry Allen

    Keep attacking Jeremy!!!!!

  • Kobe hogging it now. That was a 3 on 1 and he took it himself.

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe! Lin was open 🙁

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. Kobe is in Kobe mode. He needs to be out.

  • real-dsb

    Kobe should save hero ball for 4th Q, Kobe’s not going to last

  • Maknusia

    yeah are at miserable 63% 🙁

  • Barry Allen

    Lin was wide open there too.

  • Brent Yen

    KObe is gassed already

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Making no sense why he is still in. Play already 30 min.

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe 7-23. He’s forcing it a little too much.

  • nodomo

    very gassed. Scott needs to take him out.

  • real-dsb

    i didn’t think of it that way, but i guess Suns at 27% from 3pt currently

  • Weifang

    i am afraid it’s not that simple. He obviously played very cautiously with his ankle.

  • Brent Yen

    Because Lin’s ankle?

  • cali7

    a little? This is a Harden-esque game. Throwing it up for fouls

  • JoeTeam

    krazy kobe taking over in the 3rd.

  • real-dsb

    right, he probably got taped at the half, but I’m pretty sure he was hurting in Q2, that’s why so few minutes after a great Q1.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t think so. I saw the pattern in the past few games.

  • Barry Allen

    Hopefully, Lin wrecks them in the 4th.

  • real-dsb

    I can’t refresh the page, messes up my “new replies”. LOL

  • Q3 3min left Lin rested. 12pts/3asts in 22 min.
    Kobe has ran the offense mostly in Q3 and played 30min so far.

  • Brewkowski

    Except he’s not getting the respect and calls that harden gets

  • John Lee

    Someone wake me when Kobe’s NOT hogging.

  • Maknusia

    We are at 45%, if we can nail couple of 3s, that would give us the lead. FTs are sad

  • Maknusia

    with 4 point deficit, its kinda hard to take Kobe out…looks like they really wanna go for a win here

  • orLinaryjoe

    no offense, down vote

  • blubell

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Actually close to 33 min. What can u expect him to play well in 4th qtr???

  • Maknusia

    nice…lets go 3s!!!

  • Barry Allen

    Hmm, looks like Thomas tripped himself.

  • blubell

    Let’s go Mr. 4th Quarter!

  • real-dsb

    End of Q3: Lin with 12 pts, 4-6 fg, 1-2 3pt, 3-4 ft, 3 ast, 2 to.

    Lakers only down by 4. 4th quarter is Lin time, let’s go Lin and Lakers!

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Maybe Kobe is desperate to get this one ?

  • JoeTeam

    ok, just like many games this year, Lin within reach with 4th coming up. Will he do it, or is team in disarray?

  • blubell

    We’re all desperate 🙂

  • Brewkowski

    Yep…

  • Weifang

    absolutely, he is risking his body for it

  • Michael

    Yes we are..and welcome back^^

  • Barry Allen

    Where is Lin? Kobe still in and no Lin?

  • blubell

    welcome back??

  • cali7

    Bledsoe still out?

  • Maknusia

    Probably getting a little rest for his ankle?

  • Maknusia

    Knowing Kobe, he would have demanded to come in…he wants a WIN!

  • real-dsb

    probably resting Lin’s ankle, bring him in a little later

  • Weifang

    Lin may not even be able to come back in the game

  • Brewkowski

    Lakers expend so much energy trying to score, whereas their opponent seems to score efficiently and effortlessly.

  • Byron is playing with fire now.
    Kobe has played 35 min with 9 min left in Q3

  • blubell

    Why not?

  • Barry Allen

    Lakers playing Rains of Castamere. lol

  • Brent Yen

    Princeton fail

  • Maknusia

    Kobe gonna go full swing here

  • Suns is about to pull away with tired Kobe leading the offense. 89-81

  • blubell
  • Barry Allen

    Kobe 9-27 now.

  • John Lee

    In other words, BS pushing for 0-5 start.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep Another 2 digits win for Suns.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t understand BS and his rotation anymore.

  • Briiick

    Looks like coaches think alike. Scott is going to let Kobe play 40 mins a game like D’antoni did to wise him up or wear him down.

  • real-dsb

    I think Lin is hurting, so Byron has to keep playing Kobe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin’s rotation is even worse in Lakers than R.

  • John Lee

    Just now? I haven’t gotten it since pre-season. LOL

  • cali7

    46 Suns vs. 17 Lakers bench points

  • Barry Allen

    Why is Lin not in the game? He’s 4-6 from the field.

  • John Lee

    Such a paradox…

  • orLinaryjoe

    put in lIn!

  • real-dsb

    i’m guessing his ankle is hurting

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is always out in around 7 mark on 1st or 3rd and doesn’t go in until around 7 in 2nd and 4th.

  • Alain Gervais

    wow scott really

  • cali7

    bledsoe is still out, that’s interesting

  • real-dsb

    gotta pause the game. will watch later. see you in the post game

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No Ice in his leg or anything.

  • blubell

    as long as Kobe gets his stats…

  • Maknusia

    if you are waiting to coming, then there wont be ice

  • cali7

    Lin is still on the bench. If he were injured, no one has said anything.

  • blubell

    Lin in

  • LW

    Kobe 11-30. Teams don’t win like this. The espn article about Kobe might be accurate after all.

  • Barry Allen

    Hope he comes in aggressive and strong!

  • Lin in with 5 min left in Q4.
    Drew offensive foul from Dragic
    91-95

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sit out for almost 20 minutes??? Forget it. JLin won’t find his rythm. BS’ rotation is worse than M.

  • Love Lin

    crucial man in..~~

  • Barry Allen

    Lin enters and draws the fouls right away!

  • Lin 2 Fts cut the lead to 93-97

  • Terrible miss by Kobe. He needs to convert that especially late in the 4th.

  • 2 more Lin FTs 95-98

  • blubell

    Jeremy attacking and attacking

  • Barry Allen

    Yes Lin playing aggressive another foul!

  • Maknusia

    Lin Mode is ON

  • blubell

    Let’s go!

  • phew .. Lin landed on Morris
    2 FTs 97-98

  • Maknusia

    ComeOn Lets get this ONE!!!
    we sound more desperate than Kobe!

  • cali7

    phew indeed

  • Lam

    jeremy lin uses up Hardens foul quota for tomorrow.

  • Wow I get on Wes Johnson but that looked like good D.

  • Barry Allen

    At least Lin’s are real fouls, not flailing his hands at the defender and flopping.

  • blubell

    Kobe has to accept 4Q is Jeremy time 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Lets not start the mocking game with Harden If anyone to blame, than its on the Ref who is calling the foul

  • Brewkowski

    Bledsoe is not moving or doing much. But that’s ok.

  • Maknusia

    Sooner or later he will, bcoz he facts (numbers) speaks

  • Maknusia

    oh man..5pt deficit now /;(

  • Brent Yen

    WTH was that screen by Hill…….

  • Alain Gervais

    the centers getting blown by on the regular

  • Bad shot by Lin but was kind of offense has Wes Johnson posting up 20 feet away from the basket?? That whole offensive series was discombobulated.

  • Dorothy

    So glad to see you here. Welcome.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Still can’t believe with BS rotation on JLin. Making no sense to me.

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, that was a terrible screen and Hill was too slow.

  • LW

    The marquee on Taiwan TV news says ‘Lin may be traded after Lakers 0-4 start’

  • JoeTeam

    v weak screen on that one.

  • cali7

    I doubt that

  • Michael

    There was a screen???

  • Brewkowski

    Weak

  • khomphuong2

    I don’t think so. Some Lakers fans said Lakers probably are gonna trade Hill.

  • John Lee

    Taiwan media is a joke, not unlike National Inquirer.

  • Michael

    Hey no knocking Taiwan media even though you are completely accurate XD. Jkding

  • John Lee

    Au contraire, I’m giving “credit” where it’s due. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Kobe hero game again.

  • dons

    No teammate handy to pass to …

  • CaliUSMC

    He’s making them atleast

  • JoeTeam

    it’s his team, I don’t mind if he can win it for them.

  • BS went what he thought was the lineup to cut the lead in Q3 but never could take the lead.
    He played Kobe for too long

  • Alain Gervais

    kobe not passing to a wide open lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    no kobe to lin. there it goes

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop close loss again. A comfort of blowup loss.

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe lost the game tonight, in so many ways. Lin did great.

  • CaliUSMC

    No sharing by Kobe.. Lin stat pad time.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah and surprisingly he has 3-6 on 3pt

  • Kobe went one on 5 and missed his shot. Suns pass the ball around and found the open man. Fundamental basketall.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Happened repeatedly.

  • Ttt

    Kobe lost it for them! Too much hero ball!

  • dons

    Kobe had no intention of looking for Lin down the stretch, though Lin was wide open on so many occasions … and Lin was fresher

  • Love Lin

    sad n desperate.. the whole atmosphere wont be good in the locker room after the 5th lost..:(

  • Brewkowski

    Can’t piis on the hydrant if Kobe is in front of it

  • John Lee

    Lakers 16 asts vs. Suns 28. ‘Nuff said.

  • Dorothy

    lol

  • We saw this similar Loss before.
    Kobe shot 14-37FG for 39 pts in 44 min
    The rest of starters only shot a combined 35 FG attempts.

    One-man Kobe show simply won’t win games.

  • Alain Gervais

    not enoughball movement. we lost this one the same way we lost the clippers. iso kobe

  • John Lee

    Fundamental: Basketball is a team sport. Let’s start with the basics, Kobe: What color is the basketball?

  • Barry Allen

    Kobe 44 mins,14-37 FG (37.5%), 1 AST.

  • JoeTeam

    Raiders – Lakers watch …

  • khomphuong2

    Wow

    @dartboard_trade @JokingChris101 @IdoAmir kobe demanded Lin get in the game. Wow— NIX (@NIX1331_) November 5, 2014

  • Brewkowski

    My two favorite teams. Lol.

  • Ttt

    Kobe had more shots totals then the rest of starters. 37 to 35 smh

  • cali7

    Post game will comment on it

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My take for 5 watching 5 games:
    1. Don’t like BS’ rotation on JLin.
    2. Too much of Kobe hero balls and play too many minutes.

  • JoeTeam

    if only he demanded it 2 minutes earlier.

  • CaliUSMC

    He basically said Price is worthless Lol

  • Maknusia

    Lin need to figure out how to take the ball away from Kobe as well. Thats part of the process where kobe said, he need to be assertive. else Kobe is gonna run over everyone and take his shot.

  • Brewkowski

    Needed a decoy to get better spacing

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like the continuation battle of Kobe on JLin and BS on Price. Maybe that’s the strange rotation on JLin. Well, the loss was on BS then on this game.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin was great wished he play pg and not sg today. still could of won. this team went all iso today.lin was doing it as well. but if kobe would of pass it to lin for the three just once today. well its ok lin did his part atleast. this team is too much kobe 25 shot ok but 35 god dammm. we wont win if every time theres 2 minutes left kobe gets tunnel vision. killing the teams rhythm

  • John Lee

    In other words, Lin should Anakyn his Kobewan.

  • JoeTeam

    Pretty hard to do on that last play … so many plays where Kobe pushed it 2-3 on 1, missed, and transition points at the other end. They might as well practice 4 man D while Kobe goes 1 on 3 at the other end.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hmmm,
    Kobe 14-37 FGM 3-7 3PM 44MIN
    Lin 4-8 FGM 1-2 3PM 27MIN

  • cali7

    this loss was on BS, no question. Unless Lin is injured, there is no reason why he should be sitting when Kobe is out there for 40+ minutes

  • JoeTeam

    lol … I want them to bust through.

  • Hmm… maybe those rumors about no free agents wanting to play with Kobe weren’t rumors? Lakers couldn’t sign anyone this off season. Gasol couldn’t wait to GTFO of LA. Not to mention D12 back in 2013.

  • khomphuong2

    Lin took advil before game.

  • John Lee

    BS is treading dangerously close down Mike Brown’s path.

    Good thing George Karl hasn’t been picked up by anyone.

  • Cavs have George Karl #1 on their speed dial. Lakers better not snooze.

  • JoeTeam

    I’ve played on bad ankles for almost a decade, and with a nice tape or brace, you warm up and it’s ok. Just hard to move when you aren’t in the game, because you think about the pressure. In the game, it’s like nothing.

  • Until Kobe and Byron are tired of losing with Kobe one-man show, we’ll continue to see similar losses.
    Lakers can win this game if Kobe was rested in early Q4 and Lin was given the chance to run the offense so the rest of teammates can score.

    Oh well, they will learn sooner or later.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin Stat Line (5games) – 29mins – 10.8pts / 5asts / 2.6rebs / 0.4stls / 3.4tos / 4.2fouls

  • JoeTeam

    he’s had 2 great games out of 5. Step by step.

  • cali7

    I saw that. The question is whether he is injured.

  • Alain Gervais

    agreed. should be a cap on cap

  • John Lee

    People at the old turf almost bit my head off for posting an article stating such. Then the 35 FGA happens.

  • blubell

    both close games.

  • Alain Gervais

    on kobe’s shots

  • khomphuong2

    He should be sitting if he was sick

  • JoeTeam

    People use to say you pop a few ibuprofens before skiing, any sport and it all feels better. I used to do that … it’s not a big deal. You just keep the swelling down and joints feel good all day.

  • cali7

    I disagree. Not if he is sick. He is dressed to play and sitting on the bench, he’s ready to play

  • nodomo

    This game was probably the most disappointing loss of the 5 losses so far. Scott and Kobe were both desperate and Scott rode Kobe too long. Kobe missed layups, free throws, etc. There were 6-8 easy points that should have been easy but due to Kobe fatigue they missed out.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, and both had the Kobe poison/candy ying/yang problem. They are close to figuring it out, but this game, Kobe was out of control. This one didn’t need figuring out. Kobe has to reign himself in. I’m going to have to ask joyce, can he?

  • lol very true. Kobe wanted that 40pts

  • cali7

    BS – felt Kobe battled; talked about going full tilt; Kobe wanted to finish it out because 5 days off

  • blubell

    Byron Scott: "From what I saw, a lot of guys are pissed off. That is good. I would be upset if they were in there having a good time."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina)

  • JoeTeam

    okay, BS … then you lose all those games. At least on this team, you get the feeling who’s making the mistakes. On Rox, you just felt the system was set up to be mediocre.

  • Yup, teamball win over Hero-ball 90% of the time.
    BS and Kobe need to go back to fundamentals

  • JoeTeam

    … on 45 shots

  • blubell

    Byron said in next 3 games, Kobe won't be "playing 44 minutes."— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina)

  • cali7

    BS – guys are pissed off; played hard for the most part; more FTs

  • John Lee

    Intriguing… Pissed off about or at?

  • JoeTeam

    a deal perhaps? Ok, you can have your game. Now can we have ours?

  • Alain Gervais

    losing

  • cali7

    BS – not surprised Kobe went for 39; BS says scoring balance was decent because others in double digits; just made mistake last couple minutes they can’t make

  • JT

    so ez to defend Kobe. Have all the players on the perimeter help out on Kobe when he makes his move. You don’t have to worry about leaving the shooters open because Kobe never passes

  • True. With 3-4 min rest in early Q4, Kobe would be fresh enough and the rest of Lakers would be more engaged in offense.

    Bad coaching in letting Kobe play 44 min.

  • blubell

    Scott says the bench production was "disappointing" tonight.— Bob Garcia IV (@bgarcia90) November 5, 2014

  • JoeTeam

    didn’t the announcers say they used only 3?

  • Michael

    So Ed Davis is a starter?

  • blubell

    That is what we keep telling ourselves… so… yes

  • cali7

    I find this response most alarming. Scoring balance was not decent at all.

  • blubell

    Byron Scott isn't about moral victories even tho he says team is improving: "It doesn't mean anything when you don't win games."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters)

  • orLinaryjoe

    wishing that, and kobe passing to lin

  • cali7

    Congratulations, Byron Scott, you’ve made a record for the worst start in Lakers history 0-5 (I actually haven’t confirmed if this is true)

  • JoeTeam

    this isn’t about to abate, I’m afraid.

  • Alain Gervais

    was true before the game

  • Alain Gervais

    Davis didn’t score today he usaully do. still as the schedule gets easier
    they should beat the bad teams with iso kobe but. if they want palyoff
    we need to say hey kobe lin gets 30 percent of the plays with 2 minutes
    left

  • Maknusia

    I’m pretty sure next few days, tons of questions would be thrown on the topic of keeping KObe’s mins within 30-40!

  • Briiick

    Sounds like it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    To me making no sense of BS not using JLin on 4th qtr. Look at when JLin was in for 4th qtr thus far in all those 5 games. Then we see what happen to the loss.

  • Michael

    Haven’t felt the disturbance in the force for a while.

  • cali7

    One would hope that they could beat bad teams without Kobe going for 39 and taking nearly half the FGA

  • Maknusia

    Totally agree on that, BS should have rested Kobe early on Q4

  • JoeTeam

    that’s not enough. Lin should get PG, and he calls it as they give it. Kobe always there as key option. That’s how they go deeper. Look at SAS … we have no idea who is going to score, we just know they will.

  • Alain Gervais

    one upside they did get lin easier shots. but still this teams rhythm is terrible. everything is slowed down. lin used to get a ton of fast break points. none anymore

  • JT

    not so fast…get ONE win first against a bad team

  • cali7

    Lin – couldn’t break through in the end, why not? “I don’t know; they hit some shots”

  • Alain Gervais

    we havnt faced a bad team yet

  • blubell

    Highlights from Blaiyan

  • Rick Johnson

    BS should have rested Kobe more in the 3rd quarter and let Jeremy lead the bench those minutes.

  • Briiick

    Lin wasn’t on the driver’s seat for the last few minutes.

  • JT

    Lakers interior defense is terrible, PGs are drooling at the thought of being able to get into the paint. Boozer and Hill can’t do anything about it, so they just push and shove

  • cali7

    Lin – need to focus more on defense; offense is easy, will come with time

  • Alain Gervais

    yea pg are small why are they able to push off hill so easily. he plays soft

  • blubell

    Sorry, the disturbance was taking a vacation in San Diego for couple of days 🙂

  • nodomo

    Isaiah Thomas was literally drooling throughout the game

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I wonder if JLin is better off playing with the faster and younger players. It was such a pain watching the game wasted away. Don’t think they following JLin’s play….can’t win by standing and watching the play…

  • Brent Yen

    He was pretty focused, if you ask me.

  • blubell

    I just hope his ankle and tailbone are ok. Good thing we have few days off before the next game.

  • Maknusia

    If there is One?! LOL…couldnt resist

    As we predicted this may not be the Winning game with current rotation.

    I think we have better chance against Hornets!

  • blubell

    Darn… hope it isn’t serious…

  • joyce ward

    Hey Joe Team, I think it will be an intervention of Scott and Mitch appealing to kobe that he might get inured again if he keeps playing these many minutes. I think the rest of the players want lin to lead the team, because with lin he gets everybody involved. I am sure there will questions raised tonight on how kobe played.I think kobe will settle down if he has a slight injury scare. Now it is up to Scott, not Lin to take the ball out of Kobe’s hands.

  • cali7

    Topic – Lin: Worthy says JLIn is a work in progress, 2 guard trying to be a PG; effort is there but doesn’t think he has freed his mind up; thinking a lot; be in attack mode; ball needs to move more; he dribble a lot and sometimes goes to TOs; not developed that killer instinct; compares to Linsanity

    Mychael Thompson: Lin being worn down by playing top PGs; thinks Scott should maybe change up his defensive assignments to make it easier a bit

  • cali7

    Yes, he plays better with faster, younger players because they run

  • JoeTeam

    That is true, Lin should get some rest from only D horse.
    Notice how Lin got them to 1, and then Kobe lost it? should have rode Lin’s horse to the win, it’s that mentally fragile to change horses in last 2 mins.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ugh, well the good news is the Lakers’ next game is in 4 days, he’s got time to heal.

  • JT

    probably from his sprained ankles earlier in the year…if he’s not careful they will become a chronic problem

  • JoeTeam

    he got the team to within 1 with 2 great plays drawing fouls, hit all 4.

  • Dorothy

    I start to think maybe Lin family should fly in a master in that sort of injury from Taiwan, if ppl know what I am talking about.

  • sport

    What are you smoking, Lin needs to focus on offense! Something is not right when your 2nd option is taking less than 10 shot attempts!

  • cali7

    Lin should. Yes. It’s frustrating. Kobe has not relinquished enough control yet.

  • JoeTeam

    Hi Joyce, I’m glad you’re here tonight. I thought Kobe lost the game for LAL in so many ways. This is what you wrote about, that Lin is going to have to learn how to play with Kobe. Kobe went krazy, sister … what do you think?

  • sport

    It’s true, announcers said it!

  • blubell
  • cali7

    I should clarify – This is Lin’s response to a question about what is more important to win or some question like that

  • nodomo

    another thing that bugged me about this game. I get it if you are just a bad FT shooter (eg Dwight). But if you are a 70% FT shooter and you keep missing the front end of a free throw, you are just not concentrating. Kobe & boozer kept missing FTs all night long.

  • blubell
  • Michael

    Whew!!! But that makes sense. His bionic legs do need to cool down after games.

  • blubell

    Speaking from experience?

  • sport

    Those 5/6 point games really took a toll on his stats. That’s why he needs to stay consistent posting around 20 points per game.

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview – he sounds really frustrated.

  • sport

    His teammates are the one who need to work on defense. How hard is it to run to a guy and put a hand up?

  • BuzzerBeater

    While totally true that the offense still needs lots of work, they’ve still managed to end with 111, 104, 106 their last 3 games which should be enough to win.
    Its their defense that’s pitiful, allowing 118, 127, 112. I blame Boozer for everything.

  • joyce ward

    james worthy always says the same thing, well mychal thompson has always been a lin hater.

  • blubell

    BS post game

  • cali7

    apparently very hard

  • blubell

    Awww… Hill..
    Can someone translate?

  • Brent Yen

    Lin did pretty good with the minutes he got. If he was sicked or injured, then he actually played great today.

  • Alain Gervais

    still the biggest issue for the lakers. getting boozer and hill to play d. they are bad defender but are even worse at pnr. kobe made a shot only to have a layup from the suns. the defense by the bigs are terrible

  • blubell

    PFV – short.

  • cali7

    Kobe did come over after that collision I think, but Hill was there and Kobe kinda stopped

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe too tired to walk.

  • JoeTeam

    scoring balance ok, but shooting balance NOT. That is a goldmine, Scotty!

  • Rick Johnson

    Davis plays good defense, good rim protector, good PnR and fights for offensive rebounds. Boozer does none of those. BS should replace Boozer with Davis.

  • blubell
  • cali7

    For one game, Scott should try to put in Davis instead of Boozer. Do we have to lose 15 games before this happens.

  • cali7

    A whole 8 shots.

  • cali7

    Why did you take so many shots? Just being aggressive says Kobe

  • JT

    he didn’t really take many shots

  • Michael

    Hahah yeah. 1 or 2 more shots is soooo much more aggresive.

  • JoeTeam

    don’t forget all the fouls … those are really attempts.

  • blubell

    10 FTA

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    What nonsense is Scott saying?LOL

  • cali7

    Does it count in FGA?

  • JT

    he’s so confused… =(

  • sport

    Yea maybe Lin can take more if Kobe didn’t chuck the game away. Kobe just doesn’t get it when it comes to team basketball and wonders why his team is losing.

  • Alain Gervais

    10 ft dont count as shots

  • Brent Yen

    M…..by taking away energy from others…nice.

  • Brewkowski

    That was Cooper, not Thompson that said that about Lin…

    Worthy’s tone was more harsh then Cooper’s

  • blubell

    If only he lets Jeremy do his thing in the 4th….

  • Brent Yen

    So…can I assume the def of aggressiveness that KOBE thinks, is to take 20+ shots?

  • blubell

    He hogs energy too?

  • sport

    BS must really want to break the record of most losses cause any coach would’ve started Davis over Boozer by now! Price is such a scrub, can’t score, can’t defend, and I have no clue why Lakers didn’t get a better backup PG.

  • blubell

    Nope

  • JoeTeam

    Dorian Grey.

  • cali7

    NBA.com says he is 4-8

  • JT

    vintage kobe bryant…when his team is losing he shoots more, he’s been doing it his whole career

  • JoeTeam

    37 FGA + 6 times to the line.

  • Brent Yen

    No wonder he never reached MJ’s level

  • sport

    was that Markieff or Marcus? He purposely went under to break Lin’s fall if not Lin might’ve gotten seriously injured. Announcers praise him for sportsmanship.

  • blubell

    I think Kobe meant Jeremy is attacking and driving to the rim to take shots.

  • joyce ward
  • JoeTeam

    He’s just riffing the party line and hustling outta there to go talk gently to Kobe. Meanwhile, on this team, Lin can talk truth and Scott will listen. He strikes me like an intelligent man.

  • JoeTeam

    I think it was Marcus, and the announcers did not remind people they really liked each other on HOU.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe scored 39 pts on 37 shots, Lin scored 18 pts on 8 shots. Em, who should be taking more shots?

    https://twitter.com/briancmahoney/status/529877531445706752

  • cali7

    Possibly, but Lin should be taking at least 10 FGA, shots, not free throws (but in addition to free throws); he was fairly efficient considering his minutes and shot attempts

  • blubell

    Hmmm…

  • Brent Yen

    He needs to be soft as cotton

  • Rick Johnson

    He needs someone like Phil Jackson who told Michael Jordan to stop shooting so much and trust his teammates.

  • JoeTeam

    No, but the intent to try is there, so you add them up if you want to talk about his aggressiveness. But really, 13 to Kobe’s 43 is just an imbalance that Scotty has to fix. Those other FGAs should have gone to open men, not Lin. I’m happy with Lin trying 13 times. I would have love to see more assist and more from David, Ellington, Hill, Booz … if so, then they have the confidence to win crunch, and also, Phx would have been scared.

  • cali7

    About time. Also, gave Bledsoe 2 fouls early in the game. Bledsoe wasn’t happy. Lin shut down his man, IT’s man needed to shut him down, or get help doing it.

  • sport

    Kobe’s knees were tired for sure. Boozer I’m not sure, he can’t even make simple shots at the rim just ugly.

  • JT

    If Kobe was actually efficient, it wouldn’t be as much of a problem….except he’s not. And he’s going to keep on doing it.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kobe is not good in maths….

  • blubell

    TWC post game

  • JoeTeam

    He is the problem today, because he won’t let the team lose together to win together.

  • JoeTeam

    awesome! Bleds got pretty frustrated at Lin and hooked him a good one under the rim.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    First it was the dog pissing ….now they have to be donkeys….

  • Alain Gervais

    he was a issue but the big poblem hill and boozer pnr defense

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Kobe post game interview.

  • Barry Allen

    Why does Worthy keep saying he’s a 2 guard trying to be a point guard?

    He’s a point guard and has been a point guard.

  • joyce ward

    He is absolutely delusional. If he trust his team mates that could have won.

  • TTNN

    So, I thought when Lin was in NY, people were complaining him as a score first guard that not look for passing. Somehow that stuck with Lin, and always looks for pass, and somehow both Lakers and Rockets wanted him score.

    That really messed up his mind I guess.

  • cali7

    Agreed. Don’t know if Scott will fix it.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe he can’t with Kobewan.

  • joyce ward

    Scoot needs to take them out. Put in Kelly/Davis as starters and sit Hill/Boozer on the bench when thet lousy defense as they did today.

  • cali7

    Announcers don’t know the back stories like we do.

  • DJSlik

    jeremy had a good overall defensive game.

  • cali7

    On the other end either Markieff or Marcus went down and Lin helped him up too at some point in the game

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    Yes, did you notice how much brawn and effort Krazy Kobe did, to falling scoring spread, in the 3rd? And then now effortlessly Lin brought them back to within 1 point coming in with just over 5 mins left? My new words … Kobe needs to trust this team to lose a few as a team so they can win as a team. Right now, Kobe is losing the game all by himself … FTs and all.

  • Alain Gervais

    combo gaurd to be exact. idk the passes havent been there. easy assist arent there. byron has to fix it

  • cali7

    Noticed that too. No taps after FTs

  • Brent Yen

    Well in a sense, if not fouled it would be counted as FGA

  • sport

    Yes I saw that too, that was Marcus.

  • Brent Yen

    Said it, Kobe needs to be fixed somehow

  • LAJane

    Whoever’s announcing in the highlights above comments and then repeats for emphasis what great sportsmanship is was for him to soften that fall. Considering that Lin has come away actually bloodied so often, I was really surprised and impressed to see that.

  • joyce ward

    Oh I get it. Kobe is definitely the cog in the middle of the wheel, and ho they fixed that should be interesting.

  • cheapjing

    is Lin’s ankle ok?

  • John Lee

    I thought it was a tie before the game, but now it’s a new record.

  • cali7

    One of those looked borderline. Ha. As long as he gets the call.

  • blubell

    I believe so. see below posts.

  • John Lee

    No one gave a chyt while Lin was in Houston. Hill’s alright.

  • Brent Yen

    Seems ok. Plus no game until sunday.

  • Alain Gervais

    the first haif last game the offense was better. this game was alot better then last games second haif but still the offense was running with a limp today. not smooth at all. the first haif last game was spurs like.hope they figure it out.

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  • spiderman

    Nice point about developing a killer instinct but what nonsense is Worthy bluring about Lin being a “2 guard trying to be a point guard?”

  • Thanks! Added to Video Gallery on homepage

  • blubell

    I guess Jeremy is helping Hill become a better big 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    More importantly, when Lin was in the D was better too.

  • cali7

    I’m ALLIN for Kelly and Davis. At least to try it out.

  • Alain Gervais

    lakers d or suns

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks, you are my LAL guide. I heard rom USMC/James that you are exMilitary Master Seargent. Thanks for making my life easier, serving our country!

  • cheapjing

    thanks. i am at work and cant read all messages below yet. will catch up tonite

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nathan Gottlieb @zukovka 16 minutes ago
    New York, US
    …why in a close game Lin on bench forever, Price on floor, not scoring. Am I gonna hear McFail excuse: Price D better than Lin’s. ??????

  • Brent Yen

    LAKER D

  • DJSlik

    Such a pity. they could’ve had this one. too many times he came down and ran that play where he just passes it to boozer on the high post, sets a screen for kobe, and then sits in the corner. kobe was a black hole tonight–pure volume scoring. had kobe just shot 30 times and jeremy 15 it would’ve been a win. much better performance for jeremy than GSW. jeremy got a lot of FTs down the stretch so gotta give him credit for aggression late. he still has to look for his shot MORE. more more more. shoot shoot shoot.

  • JoeTeam

    if you mean the one where he pulled the harden arms-to-the-sky, I loved that one 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    That kiddo is cute! in your profile pic

  • Alain Gervais

    with the way boozer and hill played pnr. it didnt matter

  • cali7

    That’s the one. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88‏@linfinity88 Protected Tweets
    lakersscene: After a tough loss, jlin7 still found some time to sign some autographs for fans. http://instagram.com/p/vAixuLqE5c/

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/529892582432591872

  • DJSlik

    if hill would’ve finished that DUNK it would’ve been assist of the night….well next to IT oop to gerald green–my goodness.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ido Amir @IdoAmir 17 minutes ago
    Anybody else finds it strange @kobebryant works so hard to build @JLin7’s confidence, & Byron Scott just shoots it down with ease? @Lakers

  • joyce ward

    Hey folks this is what a rebuild team looks like. Kobe knows this and he is just trying to go with the flow. I think as the team plays more together, they will start to build on that chemistry. Tonight should have been a game they should have won, if Scott had went with Lin to weaponize the whole team instead of the iso Kobe. Scott knows what lin brings to the table. lin came in the 4th quarter and right away, got the team within 1, for kobe to loose it on his iso plays, and missed shots.Seems like the other players are behind lin, and they want to play teamball.

  • Alain Gervais

    seem Scott wanted price on the smaller thomas. lins has issues with small guards

  • JoeTeam

    Lin pulled the team back effortlessly.

  • cali7

    My bad. Worthy’s tone was that

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Paul Villarreal @CNM_JLin_Vids 20 minutes ago
    I have seen no member of the LA media say that any exchange occurred between Kobe and Lin in the 4th quarter.

  • JT

    thats what i thought until Dragic came in and Lin stayed on the bench

  • JoeTeam

    love reading this.

  • joyce ward

    which is true.Thomas is like 5’11 or 6’1 so is Price, which makes sense to me. Unfortunately for Scott , Thomas was killing him

  • JoeTeam

    aw, c’mon, show a little more spirit here Brent lol.

  • khomphuong2

    Yeah. That was what I thought. Lin held bledsoe almost scoreless.

  • Yes, I’m not sure why Gary Vitti was with him a lot.
    Hopefully we’ll hear more about it

  • Brent Yen

    Lin did great, as far as I am concerned.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    PCheung @PPcheung08 29 minutes ago
    @IdoAmir @kobebryant BS has said a lot of things not truth e.g. starting pg will play 30+ mins. I will no longer trust what he said.

  • spiderman

    Lin was wide open for the 3. Kobe forces too many shots

  • Alain Gervais

    bledsoe mostly

  • JoeTeam

    Now, how ’bout the blame Kobe party? heh heh.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ido Amir @IdoAmir 26 minutes ago
    Keys to @Lakers loss: (1) PLAY LIN STARTER MINUTES (2) SIT BOOZER (3) MORE ED DAVIS (4) MAKE FTs. What is so hard to understand, Byron?

  • Alain Gervais

    rellax he has on all 5 games or close. today price was in to gaurd thomas. game was there for the win

  • Brent Yen

    Not really blame him…he did what he thought is right.

  • JT

    he obviously believes Price’s defense is better than Lins though

  • KL

    I am sure there are some positives to be gleaned from this loss.

    Kobe shot 14 for 37 (37.8%) and yet the Lakers only lost by 6 points.

    Kobe needs to be more efficient. From everything I’ve read Kobe will always keep shooting to get himself back into a game. It’s a slippery slope. Ironically Kobe is likely to shoot less when he is shooting well.

    Lin needs to empower everyone else and ease the pressure on Kobe and when Kobe becomes more efficient, the whole team should improve.

    Defence is another story altogether though…

  • LAJane

    Well, it’s really tiring to bogart the ball so much, lol.

    Urrrmm…I’m trying hard not to be a Kobe anti-fan. He’s that tormenting case of being both a talent and a liability. Jeremy seems to genuinely value his mentorship, and has certainly been helped by Kobe’s validation, but we know he ” really HATES to lose” and Kobe’s also clearly part of that. Really dunno if the old dog can really learn new tricks, even when he thinks he wants to.

  • I saw the tweet about Ronnie Price saying players need to hold each other’s accountable. It’s good but the biggest question is who’s gonna hold Kobe accountable when the coach can’t or won’t?

  • joyce ward

    Never mind, he rambles a lot…LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    still boozer and hill cost this game. even when kobe scored they got either a foul or a lay or both

  • spiderman

    Byron Scott has been RIGIDLY disappointing

  • JoeTeam

    maybe he meant the porous D

  • Alain Gervais

    lin has guarded all the opposing gaurds just not isiah who lin has always struggled guarding

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Roy C. @RoyC68 46 minutes ago
    It’s scary that B Scott might be worse than K Mchale. Can’t manage Kobe & Lin’s minutes. Old man gets 44 mins vs. 27 minutes for Lin? Lol.

  • JoeTeam

    or not I hope …

  • Brent Yen

    I don’t think Lin had problem with IT. Medias made it up mostly, about Lin can not guard smaller guards.

  • Alain Gervais

    still dont think that was the issue

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    he got in foul trouble guarding him

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes 8 minutes ago
    Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek: “If Kobe is going to get his points, make him take a lot of shots. That’s what happens.”

    LOL I even know this one in Game 1.

  • Brent Yen

    Because the PnR coverage was wrong.

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly would rather price foul out

  • spiderman

    Magic Johnson needs to set him straight (was a great player but this nonsense…)

  • JoeTeam

    The difference between Kobe and Harden is that Kobe is for real, trying to win, trying to be a team but cannot help himself because of intensity. As far as I’m concerned, as long as he embraces Lin, gives Lin a shot at leading the court PG play, then I’m good with Kobe but hate his iso losses. But really, if he can win it, and Lin has a game like today, I’m glad. I was never glad when Harden got the cred for wins, because I felt he did not earn that team or his leadership of it. It was given to him, and he partied before key games to squander away Lin’s team too.

    Kobe earned his team, and yet, look at how fragile he is. Opponents know how to beat the old man, and so, if he can let his youngsters win for him, that would be great. Or let them take him to the brink, and he can win it.

  • blubell

    The real season starts when Kobe surpasses MJ’s pts.

  • JoeTeam

    how close are we?

  • Brent Yen

    IT can not overpower Lin at all, he was actually overpowered by Lin a lot of times.

  • Rick Johnson

    Jenny‏@Jen2Jenny
    JLin took Advil from trainer (vs. Suns)

    https://twitter.com/Jen2Jenny/status/529896699549188097

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If Kobe asked JLin to check in in last 5 min on 4th qtr is true, then my suspicion of the battle of Kobe wants JLin to be pg and BS wants Price confirm. Otherwise, how do u explain the rotation of JLin thus far? He sat out about 10-15 minutes playing time in between each qtr. That’s the fact I saw it repeatedly in 5 games. Tonight’s game is the worst.

  • Alain Gervais

    obvious but price got like 3 fouls in the fourth if it was lin he would of fouled out

  • JT

    500 pts i think =(

  • spiderman

    His shooting percentage is what opposing teams rely on. Kobe is being outsmarted

  • blubell

    Not sure but I heard he’ll reach it before Christmas if he avg. about 20-25ppg

  • Alain Gervais

    dont think that is true. like kobe ask lin to come in as soon as bledsoe comes in

  • JoeTeam

    I guess so.

  • JoeTeam

    then that is why Lin is hear. If Kobe gets back on track, he will stick around for Kareem’s.

  • JoeTeam

    close …

  • blubell

    but for what?

  • JT

    by then the team will be 1-17

  • Rick Johnson

    SMH

    Nate DuncanVerified account‏@NateDuncanNBA
    Only 8 of Kobe’s 37 shots were uncontested. Shot 5-8 on those, 9-29 on contested shots. http://stats.nba.com/game/#!/0021400056/playertracking/ … cc: @traread

    https://twitter.com/NateDuncanNBA/status/529895471339171841

  • Brent Yen

    I guess for anti- inflammatory purposes.

  • DJSlik

    LOL thx man….my daughter.

  • Rick Johnson

    Some speculated he was sick. Might be why he sat so much of 3rd and 4th quarter. Or could be for pain somewhere, maybe ankles still bothering him?

  • blubell

    Will that one win be against the Sixers. lol

  • JoeTeam

    ok, nice game. Great game for Jeremy. He has the magic … he can bring the team back at will … all he needs are:

    1. 2 more mins from coach
    2. take it easy on his joints first 3 quarters
    3. just a little more variety from Kobe so he can fire up the rest of the team
    4. bench – need that to firm up so the spread is uphill.

    Night all. Thanks to all the mods and psalm for this place. (I’m noted as mod, but I’ve done nothing. I guess I’m 2nd unit when the trolls get bad lol).

  • JT

    Kobe needs to shoot off screens more, i’m tired of seeing these isos that he NEVER passes out of. He says he wants to shoot out of screens, well…i want to see it

  • DJSlik

    and that was before he fell right on his coccyx! helluva rebound tho.

  • JT

    probably haha

  • JoeTeam

    or kick out to open men because he has 3 guys on him on many of those. Lin always dishes … see that one to booz that the announcers said was luck? it was a great release.

  • DJSlik

    heellz yes. PLEASE get the F-it attitude! like as in F-it, i’m gonna shoot the ball myself–you don’t NEED 37 shots!!!

  • blubell

    Strong 2nd unit is a must… just look at the Lakser 🙁

  • LAJane

    Nice balancing comment. Thanks for the reminder that Kobe’s for real. Probably right about his instinctive intensity. He’s been cultivating that intensity for a very long time…of course it’s deeply embedded in his muscle memory and in his gut emotion. That kind of deep lizard-brain conditioning is very, very hard to unwind, no matter what your intellect tries to impose. We’ll see if he can moderate it…or if Scott and everyone else just have to figure out how to work with it.

  • DJSlik

    what?? what’s the speculation?

  • JoeTeam

    People say to pop ibuprofens when you are going to do something very athletic. Feels good doing it, feels good after. read about it. I use to take multiple 500 mgs before games. It’s like ice, to keep the swelling down and pain away. Helped out so I didn’t have to ice as much after too.

  • blubell

    It better be with rosters full of rookies and sophomores.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Serena Winters @SerenaWinters 2 minutes ago
    Jeremy Lin was asked about Kobe “giving his all” tonight: “I give my all & I know a lot of guys in the locker room give their all too.”

  • Alain Gervais

    the idea kobe ask for lin to be put back in. its a lie scot just wanted price on thomas

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, Linspeak from HOU days, but with a louder voice I like.

  • JoeTeam

    you’d think with injuries like he’s had, he would mature to the next phase in life. Hard to change, though. v hard.

  • cali7

    Would like proof on this also

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ido Amir @IdoAmir 28 minutes ago
    @JLin7 KEEP BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH @kobebryant and KEEP PLAYING YOUR BRAND OF BB. No more, no less. We support you!

    Ido Amir @IdoAmir 7 minutes ago
    @BrentYen 🙂 but look at his mood… he played only 27min, and if not for Kobe, BScott would have kept him on the bench entire 4th. Not good

  • Brent Yen

    yeah, like “WT_, you are not the only one to give it all.”

  • JAD2456

    Should it be Keys to “win”, instead of loss?

  • could be .. but unbalanced offense definitely lost this game

  • BuzzerBeater

    where are we getting this info that Kobe demanded Lin back in the game?

  • Brent Yen

    I am wondering the same thing.

  • Alain Gervais

    stop with this fake drama kobe didnt ask lin back in.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    The person who saw someone (reporter or someone in the game) tweet it earlier and still tried to find the tweet.

  • JoeTeam

    Scott = balance scoring
    psalm = unbalanced offense

    Psalm for coach.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is conflicted. Kobe gives out great BB advice but Jeremy doesn’t necessarily agree with Kobe’s approach to the game.

  • Video of Lin popping Advil by JLinNation.
    Headache? Fever? Inflammation?

  • blubell

    How can we make this happen 🙂

  • you’re welcoming people and reminding people to be polite and respectful so that’s a lot of thing! :]

  • blubell

    Should we have a post game thread now?

  • Rick Johnson

    Okay, I’ve seen this show before. Lakers keep losing then Kobe has to sit out a game. Lin leads, the whole team is energized and Lin scores 38 and they start winning with 6 players in double digits.

  • JT

    then Kobe comes back and they start losing again LOL

  • blubell

    Linsanity?

  • it must be very frustrating to be 0-5 in that locker room.

    That Hornets game seems like a must-win now.
    They’re 1-2 with 2 more games before Friday matchup with Lakers.

  • JoeTeam

    Raiders win Sunday? Trolling, ok, sorry.

  • Brent Yen

    Price got burnt on the very 1st possession by IT…

  • JoeTeam

    20 more years, with more Asians in the game. Ha ha.

  • LAJane

    His injuries…my God!!! The psychology of that is kind of interesting though. As a dancer, having had a few gnarly injuries myself, when you love your skill enough then you can get involved with an amazing degree of discipline and persistence. You can’t really bring the dead back to life, but short of that, a really clear mind-body connection can seem to produce miracles. And the truth is…he is a young man. Not even 40 yet. Old for a contact sport, but still a young man. I didn’t slow down on working through my injuries until I was in my 50’s. I was still holding my own with dancers 20 years younger than me, but the writing was on the wall. Kobe’s still in the prime of life, a star, a money-maker. “Maturing to the next phase” has got to feel kind of unreal…I imagine.

  • Kpkafle

    I think he got hammered on the head by Bledsoe in the 1st quarter after he faked him out.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    2q 6:40 Lin back in!
    Lin in with 5 min left in Q4.
    Drew offensive foul from Dragic
    91-95

  • that’s true. That could be it!

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Bledsoe and IT show no respect to Lin at all. I dislike both a lot. But they are very good players.

  • Brent Yen

    Just 5 games? no….I think it takes more games. However, some coaches got fired within 5 games.

  • Some light-hearted Mannequin prank on Lin and other NBA players.
    I’ll also add it in the JLin Video Sticky Post

  • LAJane

    So… to try a mash-up of all his recent metaphors…perhaps a donkey with a F-it attitude pissing on a fire hydrant?

  • JoeTeam

    Hey thanks for sharing your dancing experience. I knew a gal once who had to quit in her 20s because of a drop and broken rib – ballet.

    Yes, Kobe is young relative to maybe 10 more years of amateur play. Maybe 20. But I know he can’t keep up with the young bigs … he’s got to face facts and let the team win for him. It’s his experience and brain that can do it for them now.

    As I said 2 posts tonight, if Kobe will let this team lose as a team, it can win as a team. Today, he tried to will a win, and in the end, he lost it for them. I say this because I feel Lin effortlessly closed the gap coming in just over 5 mins left, with 2 left on the clock. In 3 mins, Lin closed what, 6-7 points? For sure 4 on those 2 plays.

    Ah well, as joyce says, this is a work in progress and I hope in 10 games, it will gel. Or 20.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Side news
    Alex Kennedy: LeBron James has a negative +/- in every game this season. His -31 +/-
    through 3 games is his worst start to a season since his rookie year.

    For this I don’t feel too bad now for JLin:-) At least JLin is playing a much dominant player Kobe.

  • blubell

    Doesn’t sound particularly empowered. lol

  • Barry Allen

    That was a really fake reaction by Dwight.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea

  • Alain Gervais

    lin not really playing pg yet. seem to be all iso for him

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is supposed to attack without screen I guess.

  • real-dsb

    san diego, you must have been miserable =p

  • blubell

    Is this it?

  • blubell

    But he was also trying to be nice to the kid.

  • John Lee

    Then coach gets fired, déjà vu.

  • blubell

    Haha, why do you say that? It was nice.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin was going to say oh sh*t.

  • LAJane

    No, no…McHale’s dismissiveness of Jeremy bordered on contempt in my mind, and Scott is not remotely in that ballpark. But both of them seem to have very opaque thought processes. No one seems to have any idea why he uses Price so much…and he isn’t sayin’. Leaves lots of theories to erupt in the weeds.

  • CaliUSMC

    What makes you say that?

  • John Lee

    Kobe – 37 FGAs in one game.
    Lin – 37 FGAs in FIVE games combined.

  • Brent Yen

    Body languages.

  • Brent Yen

    Seems balanced.? lol

  • CaliUSMC

    I missed that foul by Bledsoe. Totally uncalled for. Glad he got the death stare by Lin though.

  • real-dsb

    It was #11, Markieff.

    But Lin probably couldn’t tell the difference and thought he was helping up Marcus, his former Houston teammate. LOL

  • blubell

    Same can be said of Westbrook.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea

  • Brent Yen

    Those guards thinks they are way better, and get angry when Lin did something good.

  • blubell

    And they go off when Jeremy’s not on the floor, make it look like they’ve scored on him.

  • JAD2456

    He made two shots and two FTs, actually 6 pts in total.

  • blubell

    I’ve posted the vid below. Bledsoe pushed Jeremy intentionally. Uncalled for indeed.

  • real-dsb

    Lin closed out the game. McHale would have benched Lin the entire 4th.

  • Alain Gervais

    you are over reading it lol if this was 20 years ago it would be alot worse. bball is physical. players too soft as it is

  • LAJane

    Doesn’t, does it…hahaha

    Maybe Kobe’s got a few personas that don’t know one-another. The budding mentor enthusiastically throws out empowering-sounding exhortations while the veteran star on the other planet iso’s away diligently. In psych-lingo I think it’s called “compartmentalization”.

  • LAJane

    It’s Japanese algebra

  • Alain Gervais

    no dont see it

  • real-dsb

    I personally don’t think Kobe is trying to surpass MJ pts as fast as possible. Barring injury, Kobe will pass him this season with ease. Kobe is only 500 pts shy of MJ. He only needs to average 10 pts over 50 games.

    Kobe doesn’t care about stats anymore. He proved that in 2011-12 when he could have beat out Durant for the scoring title if he scored 38 pts in the last game against the Kings, but he chose to sit out to rest for the playoffs.
    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7858868/los-angeles-lakers-kobe-bryant-sits-allows-oklahoma-city-thunder-kevin-durant-win-scoring-title

  • real-dsb

    of course it feels good, but it’s not good for your body to take anti-inflammatories long term.

  • real-dsb

    never heard of anything like that. =p

  • yeah, he was rubbing his mouth that got swiped hard by Bledsoe.
    Not sure if it caused headache. Could be pain on the mouth

  • real-dsb

    was being sarcastic, SD is one of the nicest places in the country

  • Brent Yen

    I know the differences….it is not about physicality AT ALL. And I have said this since Lin went to HOU

  • LAJane

    If you use stuff, you gotta know it’ll get dinged up. 🙂

    I’ll light a candle for “jelling”. Or is it “gelling”? Whatever…it needs a candle.

  • John Lee

    Exactly what BS said, doesn’t get any more balanced than this. *sigh*

  • 311

    He did that right in front of the ref, too. Guess he missed it as well.

  • 311

    I think a lot of players know they can get away with it so they get in their cheap shots.

  • 311

    This is probably true for high dosage. Aspirin is anti-inflammatory and doctors have certain people take those everyday (but at low dosage) to reduce heart attacks I think.

  • real-dsb

    The reason for taking aspirin daily to reduce heart attacks is for its property of thinning blood, not for anti-inflammatory. Doctors (and patients) would rather patients not suffer a heart attack (which is often fatal) compared to the less fatal, longer term, harmful effects of aspirin.

  • 311

    Sorry, I should have worded that better. I was using aspirin as an example of where an anti-inflammatory that’s used long-term that’s “good” for the body for certain people. Yes you’re right that it’s probably still not good to do this but it’s the lesser of two evils as you alluded to and regular, healthy people like Jeremy shouldn’t take them regularly like vitamins.

  • 7iger

    Not all FT were result of FGA. Some FT were result of PHX was in the penalty for example the one that Lin jumped to get rebound and Morries went under him.

  • 7iger

    I would too. They want him run the team but give him no ball and sit on the bench for too long.

  • 7iger

    43.59.59

  • JoeTeam

    Ah, yes, you are completely right, sorry. Just making the point that J was a little more aggressive than 8FGAs. Thanks.

  • 7iger

    No need to apologize I knew what you’re saying just wanted to point it out in case other people didn’t think of it.

  • Michael

    My experience? Air cast.

  • sport

    The balance BS wants is Kobe doing all the scoring on offense and everyone else just focus on defense! It’s “balanced” but is not teamball and certainly not fun to watch! At this point, the fact that BS hasn’t gotten fired is pretty evident that Lakers maybe Mitch and Jim Buss want to tank for that no.1 draft pick. They need that no.1 draft pick to rebuild Lakers around that player like every other team.

  • sport

    No one cares about +/-! They only care about high PPG and Lebron has scored tons of those!

  • sport

    Bledsoe sucks, barely played a full season and thinks he’s worth max money! IT the midjet is crap too and refs thinks he’s the reincarnation of the hall of fame player just cause of his name!

  • sport

    Lets not wish ill on any player. There are many ball hogs in the league and Lin needs to learn to speak up to Kobe. Out of all the ball hogs he’s played with, Kobe is the only one willing to communicate and Lin just needs to convince him and tell him what the correct way to teamball is! Same with all the selfish players on the team who aren’t communicating on defense nor offense.

  • sport

    If that was Nick Young or any other player a fight would’ve started.

  • sport

    I don’t think the entire team agrees with Kobe’s approach at all! Lin and all those players needs to communicate and tell him to stop hogging the ball on offense!

  • sport

    This was cleared up long time ago, a reporter I think Kevin Ding? Asked about it and it was because of Lin’s ankles bothering him!

  • sport

    That’s cause a scoring title for a year doesn’t matter but surpassing MJ’s legacy has always been something Kobe tried to do! Why do you think he’s so desperate for that 6th ring just to tie with MJ! For someone who has played under Phil for so many years it amazes me how Kobe never learned to play basketball as a team! Sorry to break the news Kobe but you sorry Axx can never surpass the legend who made the Jordan brand and basketball the big deal that it is today!

  • sport

    Kobe wants Lin to join in on his shot chucking mentality and ignore teammates. How I wish Lin would understand the importance of his own stats.

  • sport

    Again that was not an undercut by Morris, he did it on purpose to cushion Lin’s fall but got the foul for it.