G05 PHX@LAL PreGame Thread

Lakers had the worst start at 0-4 after playing 4 games in 5 nights against Western Conference Top teams (Warriors, Clippers, Rockets, Sun). But Lakers has shown glimpses of great ball movement when Lin ran the offense in Game 3 and 4.

It helps that Kobe has publicly announced Lin as the one to run the offense and deny him the ball if necessary.

But if Lakers want to win against Phoenix Suns tomorrow, Lakers need to fix one of their biggest problems: “3PT defense”

Lakers is currently ranked last in allowing Points at 118pts/gm

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/defense-per-game/sort/avgPointsOpponent

 

They’re also ranked in the Bottom 4 in allowing high 3PT% at 43.6%. And they allowed the Suns to shoot at 50% (12-24) in Game 3. This cannot happen again if Lakers want to get their 1st win.

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/defense-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPctOpponent

 

As for JLin running the offense as the PG, here is a nice quote showing the big responsibility of the PG. Lin has his work cut out for him because of his new teammates and lack of practice but I believe he can turn things around in Game 5.

It’s great to see Lin in charge to direct the offense playing with starters today. And @Lakers twitter channel made the appropriate title of who’s in charge of the offense.

Members Only Vote on JLin’s Stats

Guess JLin's stats for Game 5 Phx@LAL
  • real-dsb

    will this be the game that the Lakers get their first win?

  • real-dsb

    Suns favored by 6. That’s the most favorable spread for the Lakers this year (HOU @ LAL started at 6 but increased to 7 by game time).

  • not sure about the Lakers.
    But this could be your ‘first’ win after going 0-4 in the previous posts? lol

  • Byron’s interview today.
    Lakers worked on transition defense. Bigs need to work on PnR defense.
    https://twitter.com/LakersTV/status/529411619994865664

  • JLin’s Post-Practice Interview
    Lakers Practice: Jeremy Lin Talks Frustrations, Spacing

  • JoeTeam

    we’ll take what they give us …

  • TTNN
  • JoeTeam

    The story is firming up: Lin in control, find a way to work with Kobe and the jumpin’ bigs.

    Just need to hear more about D to cut opponents to below 100 and … where are my answering 3s to shut down petulant upstart momentum makers?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So glad to see JLin is a lot more relaxed since the beginning of the season. At least see a little of his “smile.” That’s all good to me:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hopefully this is the first win for JLin and Lakers. Can’t wait to see how they have done to address the “holes” in their system. A tidbit glimpse of JLin’s smile gives me a greater hope of winning this game:-)

    @psalm234:disqus No pregame vote? Will continue my hope for JLin is 16/7:-)

  • Good to see Lin-Hill connection towards the end

  • ok, gotta finish something first so wait within an hour :]

  • ok, done! Vote away :]

  • real-dsb

    Looking at nba team 3pt stats:

    Lakers 3pt% ranking not too bad. #16 at 31.6%. #28 in 3PA with 14.3 per game.
    Allow 4th highest 3pt% 43.6%, and highest 12.8 3PM per game.
    That’s a bad combination.

    Other interesting teams on 3pt stats:
    Houston 2nd in 3PA and 3P%. Allows the lowest 3P% and 3PM. Wow.
    Boston only shooting 19.1% from 3PT. Did Antoine Walker unretire? All you need to know is that Rajon Rondo has the 2nd best 3pt% with 25%. O_O

    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/offense-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/defense-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPctOpponent

  • Brent Yen

    If I can only shoot 19%, I probably will just take long 2s at 35% mark…

  • Brent Yen

    When Hill is willing to dive, good things will happen. When He chose to shoot 18fters.., teams will let him shoot whole day long

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Tks! Happy camper now:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jeremy Lin Is The Jedi Padawan To Kobe Bryant’s Yoda When It Comes To Ball-Hogging
    by Eric Goldschein
    http://www.sportsgrid.com/nba/jeremy-lin-is-the-jedi-padawan-to-kobe-bryants-yoda-when-it-comes-to-ball-hogging/

    If NBA players were Jedi Masters, there’s no doubt that the aging Kobe Bryant would be Yoda — even in his weakened state, he’s still one of the best there is. There aren’t clear cut analogies for every player (is LeBron Darth Vader, or Obi-Wan?), but suffice to say that Jeremy Lin is more padawan trainee than full-fledged Jedi. He’s still learning the ropes.

    So it was great to see Lin, who we know can take over a game with his scoring, has already picked up one of Kobe’s patented moves: Holding onto the ball for way too long, careening backwards as the shot clock expires and… hitting a ridiculous three. Just like they drew it up, no doubt. Here’s the play, from Friday’s game against the Clippers:

    By the way, Kobe was supportive of Lin’s decision after the game, saying “At some point, you’ve got to piss on the fire hydrant.”

    Even if the Lakers suck, we already like this combination of ball-dominant guards a lot better than when Lin was teamed up with James Harden in Houston, and they’d probably agree.

  • real-dsb

    Eric Goldschein’s a pretty entertaining writer.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Honestly I have absolutely no idea what he is talking about in first paragraph:-(

    I only like this last paragraph: “Even if the Lakers suck, we already like this combination of ball-dominant guards a lot better than when Lin was teamed up with James Harden in Houston, and they’d probably agree.”

  • winner

    Let’s hope so. They need this desperately.

  • winner

    Agreed. Kobe embraced Lin and challenge him to be a better player from the start. Whereas
    Harden only cares about himself and his stats. He never really take responsibility when they lost but
    take credit when Rox won.

  • real-dsb

    Star Wars references. A Jedi Padawan is an apprentice. Jedi Masters are the top rank. Yoda is old but still the best.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedi#Rank_structure

  • TTNN

    Seen an Chinese report from a reporter in the GSW game, and he said after game, he went to the locker room, and see Kobe has ice wrapped around his shoulder and also ice his feet. People don’t bother him as he usually is the last to take the interview. But surprisingly, he took the interview immediately, and also he was patient and spend almost 20 min in answering questions.

    I remember when Rockets was lost, James Harden would sneak out of the locker room, and left all his teammates to deal with reporters.

    Such a big difference, and I start to like Kobe a lot, and he is a true leader there to shoulder the blame, and to face the questions.

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe is smart………unlike………..m……

  • Jedi

    I wave my hand across your face and say: You must watch the Star Wars movies.
    And you say: I must watch the Star Wars movies.
    That’s generally how it goes.

  • TTNN
  • Jedi

    Just someone in the starting unit set a pick and roll to the basket already. Please!!
    I don’t know anything about the Princeston, but if this is it, it really sucks unless the Princeston plan is to create chaos for everyone and hope you luck out with a win.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Longer post-practice interview today with Lin:

    https://twitter.com/LakersTV/status/529432941118488576

  • Michael

    I think the writer is being sarcastic and saying that Kobe is mentoring Lin into another ball-hogging point guard, meaning Lin taking a bad shot just that it went in. But if that were the case he chose the wrong starwars character to be Kobe. Maybe it’s just because Kobe is an old athlete and Yoda was an old Jedi master.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the find. Appreciate it! YES! JLin did smile a little toward the end of the interview:-) Expect to see a better game tomolo:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Is Lin starting to use the Kobe one leg out cheetah tail? Or did he always do that?

  • o_o

    20pts/8asts

  • Rick Johnson

    Lake Show Live‏@LakeShowLive
    Never, apparently. RT @garykester: James Harden shot 18 free throws tonight. When are NBA officials going to stop falling for this charade?

    https://twitter.com/LakeShowLive/status/529470503380340738

  • winner

    It so hard for Lin to buy a foul. If they called the obvious foul in the Clipper game, they prolly would’ve won.

  • JoeTeam

    when lin gets a foul, it really hurts … him and the refs.

  • Rick Johnson

    Any you don’t even touch Crawford, just get close enough for the breeze from your hand to touch him and they call a foul. Even when Lin bleeds he doesn’t get a foul.

  • Michael

    Crawford jumps into the air and kicks you like Dwayne Wade for the and-1, meanwhile our dear Violet Palmer calls Lin for an offensive foul when he extends his legs forward shooting a fade-away.

  • Michael

    …..ichael?……(* – -)

  • blubell

    How cute… you guys now complete each other’s sentences. LOL.

  • SamC89

    So the Rockets are now 4-0 but they’ve been really lucky in the teams their playing. However, doesn’t this seem like a repeat of when Lin left the Knicks? They also started 6-0, but then started to fizzle out near the playoffs.

    And then by the next year they were shells of themselves and instead the team Lin was on was excelling.

    Hah! Ok, maybe this post is a bit spiteful for now but just though the parallels were funny. Hope it can come true ;p

  • SamC89

    I think it’s definitely winnable. The Suns aren’t as good as people say they are, but they do have a lot of experience playing together and that’s what makes them dangerous to the Lakers.

  • blubell

    Not sure if this vid was ever posted before but it’s TWC’s Clippers post game report regarding Jeremy and they address you can’t over think..
    Again, I love LA media… Lin-san in the Membrane 🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    When JLin left NYK the first season record 10-0. On fire….but the following season…when the role players felt short changed…that’s when the team imploded.

  • Jedi

    I wouldn’t mind Jeremy ball hogging a little. Just not to the extreme. 12-15 shots a game…not too much to ask right?

  • Brent Yen

    As long as the shots are within the flow….not a problem at all

  • Brent Yen

    ROX will be always a strong team in regular season.

  • JoeTeam

    And both seasons with Lin, they weakened going into the final month. Were it not for Lin, I believe they might have dropped off the first year if not the 2nd too.

  • Brent Yen

    In fact, almost every team is a big threat to LAL. Lin and the Co. need time.

  • Brent Yen

    Ariza is a huge upgrade over Parsons, and also a huge reason why they will still win a lot in regular. Canaan is the new Lin and everyone thinks he can take Lin’s role without problem. So. the ridiculous joke continues…

  • Brent Yen

    Cohesion, man, cohesion……they need time. Without it, PnR is not going to work either.

  • Brent Yen

    #TrollNation

  • One Lin fan tweeted if there’s something to do regarding bad calls on Lin.
    Is there enough bias from specific refs toward Lin that it’s worth keeping track of bad calls?

    Usually bad calls happen against any teams and any big teams (i.e. SAC vs LAL a few years back came to mind with egregious bad calls letting LAL won the playoff game then the series)

    https://twitter.com/beckyrangel/status/529051414044356608
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/529495373975650304

  • Brent Yen

    I think when you google about rigging the game…lots of “LIST” will show about bad refs…

  • yeah, I still can’t believe that famous SAC vs LAL game when the Kings got cheated by the refs with 3-5 bad calls. There had to be some truth to what that gambling referee (Tim Donaghy) said about refs/league gaming bball games

  • Michael

    I feel disturbed. XD

  • blubell

    Represent!

  • Michael

    TrollPortal?

  • Brent Yen

    Jamal Crawford just hit his 15000 th points…a very good player.

  • Basketball_Mountain

    I’ve entered the portal…

  • Alain Gervais

    me two tired of the trolls

  • Basketball_Mountain

    This place is the ‘outer rim’. The trolls haven’t yet found it. In time, though, they will. Sigh.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea. but like the cool kids we will find the new hot spot when all the nerd come

  • Welcome to the safe haven! 🙂

    Some bad trolls already did .. and found their way to the BlackList! :>

  • hey, welcome Alain :> make yourself comfortable here

  • J-Crossover seems to be 5x better than JR Smith .. in scoring and stability
    He can get hot in a hurry and score in a flurry!

  • Alain Gervais

    thx

  • Rick Johnson

    That place is totally infested with trolls. After going there you feel like taking a shower things had gotten so slimy.

  • Alain Gervais

    its gotten worse lately. idk why.

  • Maknusia

    Welcome B_M; no worries, we are ready for them! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Transporter room, beam this guy to delta quadrant…….jk….welcome…

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy doing poorly always brings out the trolls to troll on the Lin fans. They go away when Jeremy does well.

  • Maknusia

    BTW, @psalm234:disqus is the chat channel below working? I see it as “loading” not sure if its my network or the plugin error?

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, I remember we discussed this like 2 years ago at jlnet.

    The fact is, game rigging exist due to bookies

  • Maknusia

    In your sleep?!

  • Mak, I notice it’s not working on mobile browsers (Chrome/Safari) with perpetual ‘loading’ but it works on laptop/PCs. I’ll look into the issue while trying to look for other alternatives (remotely hosted & WP-Integrated)

  • Maknusia

    It was working fine til yesterday on my notebook (Firefox)…hmmm

    BTW, I have sent a private PM to you

  • Brent Yen

    He has insomnia, that,s why lal is 0-4 right now

  • got it. replied

  • Alain Gervais

    no not that.i think since lin left rox. the trolls from there jumped over

  • Rick Johnson

    No Lin fans on KKKluchfans to troll on anymore so they follow them to other sites to troll.

  • blubell
  • Jedi

    My patience runs thin!! LOL
    Turning Sith soon.

  • It’s also the soft schedule (LAL, Utah, BOS, Phi) were non-playoff teams last season.

    They have MIA, Spurs and Golden State. It might be 1-2 or 0-3. That the true test if they improved at all or not

  • bolero

    They’re coming…

  • nodomo

    Anyone know if the LinspiredinLA tweet is legit — Kobe on Lin: He’s got so much potential, Bryant told @USATODAYsports . But he’s never had a teammate or an organization push him to be that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, you can find full article here: http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lins-ball-handling-mental-aspects/ Problem of having 2 threads open and people post it in different thread:-)

  • One interesting thing that Lin said during the post-practice interviews was if he figured out what he needs to do.

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/141103linpractice
    [3:51] He said his teammates need him to:
    – Attack and make plays … ALL the time, just to put pressure on the defense
    – On defensive end, be the guy to chase the other PG around, create havoc, pace and pressure

    The way he emphasized “ALL the time” makes me think that previously Lin might not think that they need him to be the PG all the time, perhaps give Kobe chance to do 50-50 or even 40-60 to create (because that’s what star players like Melo and Harden wanted)

    It will be interesting if tomorrow Lin will be more aggressive and seek to create as the PG or attack (off-the-ball next to Kobe) in almost every offensive possession.

  • JoeTeam

    Hmmm … well, Canaan needs some seasoning I think right? He has a nice 3pt shot, but I don’t think he’s ready. I think TJ this year might be more consistent, I dunno. I’m doing fantasy draft now, and to be honest, seeing how these people’s numbers played out all last year, I think you are right it’s a ridiculous joke that somebody makes some notable shots and then he’s a Linplacement …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This seems like consistent of what Kobe said in the interview with USA TODAY:

    “He’s got so much potential,” Bryant told USA TODAY Sports. “He really does. But he’s never had a teammate or an organization push him to be that. I want him to be that, but he’s got to go for it.

    “He’s probably a little shell-shocked by it all, but I think the most shocking thing for him is understanding that we want him to go. I want him to progress and to be a floor general, because he’s capable of doing it.”

    This gives me so much hope of more improvement for Game 5 for a win:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Weclome!

  • Lam

    The Borg? No worries, The federation… I mean moderators will take care of them.

  • That’s great news they’re on the same page on offense with Lin as the floor general :]

    But not wanting to be a party-pooper, I mentioned 3PT defense would be key. If they hold the Suns, to ~30%, they have a chance to win. If not, it will be a close loss even when the offense is clicking. Lakers don’t have many 3pt shooters so it’ll be an uphill climb to counter 3s with lots of 2s 😀

  • cheapjing

    do u have the link please? i want to keep the lovely article!!

  • Alain Gervais

    lin gets if he isnt scoring they will lose. last year there was games where lin didn’t attack the rim at all just gave out assist because his shot was off. this year e ant wait till the fourth to get it going. by that time the game will be over.

  • cheapjing

    oops, just see your link below

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais

    here =http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2014/11/03/klay-thompson-anthony-davis-kobe-bryant-jeremy-lin-demarcus-cousins-western-conference-five-questions-/18427417/

  • yeah, it can be a bit confusing at first but hopefully people learn all pre-game news/topics should go here while ones related to the “Mental Aspect”/ball handling will fit there :>

    I wish I could move comments easily from 1 post to another but it can’t be done (for a good reason not to confuse posters)

  • JoeTeam

    I just love this …!

  • Maknusia

    Welcome @disqus_7qfObA9gSw:disqus Feel free to suggest comment.

    New comers, normally would have better feedback and improvement ideas. 🙂

  • I’m thinking it might be worth creating a Sticky Post/Page with just article links with Kobe’s quotes on Lin, Magic Johnson, etc.

    I need to think how to easily maintain it. Perhaps just a regular post so people can post without long discussion to keep it clean?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good idea. We have so much more info of good quote on JLin in the past week or so for the whole time I root for JLin:-)

  • JoeTeam

    Compare the acbc, psalm/brent edited thread on Lin and his mental / muscle memory tradeoff with the ones elsewhere where it’s all about a passive (new word: platonic) JLin, and I’m happy to be here. I disagreed with that “platonic” label, from a great Lin poster btw, and got ignored.

    What I think some here fathom is that some here actually played competitive ball as a QB, PG, or person who had to make a great save or uplift the team. Some folks here share that, and others read it and allow for it to be real.

    Thanks, site founder(s). Now, do you serve cake too?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. I know. That’s why I open all the most relevant threads in my window browser. Easier for me to monitor what’s going on. I just move from one thread to the other periodically while I work on laptop:-) Tougher for u as u have to do so much more:-(

  • cheapjing

    welcome to this site

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. Kudo to @psalm234:disqus for creating this new site and encouraging positive comments. Sorry don’t know whether @brentyen joins in later or one of the starters. Keep me on toes all the time:-)

  • Maknusia

    yeah, that would work as well. Similar to the facts thread?

    http://www.jlinportal.com/jl-articles-facts/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So true. I was a little bit skeptical earlier when I saw the quote on Twitter. Needed to verify before posting. Was so tired and went to take a long nap. Waking up and read it on the other thread. WOW! Blow my mind away. What Kobe said was so true. Guess it hit JLin more than he expects finally. He probably heard this but didn’t take it “seriously” until now. It becomes only “real” in the past few days. Definitely he suffers PTSD from R more than I think. Hopefully he is finally in the uphill battle from now on with the support of Kobe and Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s ok. They are working hard to “make things work” for a win. That’s the hopeful sign. Unlike JLin’s former teams, he was fighting “ALONE” with dominant players, players, GM, coaches and whole organization plus MEDIA. With the support that he receives from Kobe and Lakers, he will achieve his full potential much faster now. Don’t expect he becomes complete player overnight but improve all the same. He is even more “honest” in his answers with reporters now. Huge improvement to me!

  • khomphuong2

    I hope somehow Je Ballew, Michael Terry & Khuang are able to find this site and join us.

  • cali7

    Kobe hit the nail right on the head. Lin’s never had a teammate or an organization push him to be “all he can be.” He’s always been shackled, repressed, and relegated. Now, Lin’s got Kobe, the Lakers organization, and he’s in LA. He really couldn’t be in a better situation.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe JLin begins to fully comprehend and believe that. He is working hard toward his full ring pg potential as it goes now. Glad that he is an excellent learner because he is definitely on the job training to be “the best” pg.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Connected With Jeremy Lin

  • Maknusia

    With all the positivity from the LAL FO, Coaches and Kobe, hope to see better chemistry within the team.

    Its gonna be one tough game, since Suns has better roster and they just lost to Jazz.
    Hope LAL learns from Jazz to capitalize on the plays. Still I would give a 50-50 game.
    I think we have a better chance against Hornets.

  • JoeTeam

    thanks, I was hoping to seer his one. “… very easy to dream about, very hard to accomplish” championship. People will rally around Lin, and they will get it done someday.

  • JoeTeam

    and more.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Me 2. So glad finally I was able to watch it. Actually twice now:-)

  • KL

    In terms of Jeremy creating winning patterns or empowering team mates, the process is well underway. Lin helped Davis shine in the preseason and Davis has carried on with the same confidence and efficiency. Lin has helped Hill the last 2 games with lots of open jumpers. Boozer is also getting there.

    At the same time Scott has empowered Price, who is playing better than he has ever played in his career. Kobe is concurrently empowering Lin to be an All Star floor general.

    Now Lin just has to work his magic on Wesley Johnson and Sacre. He’s got his work cut out for him though when it comes to these 2 guys.

    Would be nice to get a win against Phoenix but this process of empowering will take some time before it really bears fruit.

  • JeremyLinthebest

    Huge contrast to how Bryant has dissed the likes of Smush Parker. When you earn his respect, which Derek Fisher did and I think Lin has, Bryant really goes out of the way to express his support. Even Pau Gasol over the past couple of difficult seasons.

  • Maknusia

    Rick, lets not resort to any name calling here, please. Yeah we dislike that site due since they propagate hatred and biasness towards Jeremy.

    Our motto here is: The #1 priority is to have respectful discussion (no personal attacks, no putting down others based on race/gender/background) so even children can read and learn how to have a healthy discussion

    For further readings:-
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/
    http://www.jlinportal.com/guide-use-site/
    Cheers.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, its difficult to comprehend the difficulties his past teammates went thru, compared to Lin, who seems to get a Red Carpet welcome with silver spoon feedings.

    Go Lin!!!

  • Michael

    Please make sure all your limbs are within the field or you may leave somethings behind.

  • JeremyLinthebest

    Sorry if this is not the right thread but I tried to vote on Lin’s stats for tonight’s game, but got the error message that I’m not allowed to vote. I see that only “Members” are allowed to vote. Obviously I have this Disqus account but is there some other Member account that I have to register for?

  • Michael

    Oh no. I believe a lot of my comments are not a good example for children to read.= =

  • Michael

    Always this cohesion word, I would think you are selling glue……or was that adhesion…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Do you join as a member for this site?? Remember that when I first joined, I had to sign up two different sets. This day I can make comments here because of Disqus but if I want to join voting or chatting, I have to sign in to jlinportal account. Maybe that’s happening to you too. Maybe @psalm234 or @brentyen or other IT experts will have a better answer. Sorry!

  • Michael

    Check out the top right hand corner and see if you are logged in like the troll in the picture.

  • JeremyLinthebest

    Ah, I see. All done now, I just voted.

  • JeremyLinthebest

    Thanks! All sorted.

  • Maknusia

    fuerza que une

  • Maknusia

    Naah…You are a benevolent Troll

  • Maknusia

    Great!

    We have 2 logins here.

    One is for the forum and the other is for the DIsqus. Disqus login is generic thru out the internet. Whichever site one visits with Disqus, it auto logins’

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good! Glad that you are able to do so.

  • Maknusia

    Nice to see, that Byron recognized for offense ; that guys need to do better on spacing and PnR
    Defense: no ball watching, transition defense

  • Maknusia
  • Michael

    12-15 not at all .

  • Maknusia

    As the 2nd/3rd scoring option on the team, definitely!

  • 7iger

    I voted 20/8, again. Last time I went with that option and he got 17/9.

  • 7iger

    Careful your mountain may get stuck at the portal door.

  • Thanks! Added to Video Gallery on homepage

  • Thank you for your help and other mods to moderate the sites :]
    @brentyen:disqus was one of the original troublemakers .. uhm, starters to discuss how to create best features for JLin fans (and he still is). Then @blubell and you came to help.

    So we can call you #4 haha..

  • SamC89

    Oh definitely. Also, they are used to playing with each other so they have the advantage.

  • Brent Yen

    Je Ballew was here I think. Have not seen Terry for a while….KH might never move….seems no “Trolls” here for him to fight with LOL

  • 7iger

    I missed the last 2 games and I am happy to be back.

  • Brent Yen

    Resistance is futile…wait….ooops…said the line from the wrong side.

  • Brent Yen

    you missed the better 2. LOL

  • 7iger

    Sadly but thing should only get better from here on. Hope that I am is what the Lakers missing for a win ;). Now, that I am here let’s win this one and on.

  • I am The Jason

    If the Lakers played like they did against the Clippers, I will be happy. I will be even more ecstatic if the Lakers get the win with Lin close to 20 pts. I just hope they can solve the spacing problems that is plaguing this team right now.

  • Weifang

    Put thousands of offense, defense issues aside, the no 1 issue seems being resolved – the color of Lin’s training jersey. lol. Now we should see some wins. Hope to see some consistent set plays, spacing, ball-sharing tonight. I try not to think too much about Hill and especially Johnson, lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Feels like you are running some kind of surveillance package.

  • well, for starters it can be more like JLin Latest Pics or Videos so it’s easier for everyone to post tweets with links to quotes & articles

  • Brent Yen

    Coach Nick did a simple breakdown on what they have done in preseason. Some clever sets, some not so much. Scott abandoned it overnight b4 the 1st regular season game basically. 😛

  • Brent Yen

    Can I just tag them here? @Ja Ballew, @google-42a79ca0601223a9431cccd1c75860da:disqus and @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus

  • Brent Yen

    The Lakers’ roster doesn’t fit

    “Why is Jeremy Lin, whose best skill is unquestionably driving to the basket, taking it to the rack the same amount of times per game as Shelvin Mack, Perry Jones III and Patrick Beverley? And why hasn’t he been more successful at it? Because there’s not enough three-point shooters on the team to adequately space the floor.

    Why is Wesley Johnson, whose best skill is finishing plays at the rim and spotting up for threes, being asked to start pick-and-roll-actions at the wing and create off the dribble? Because there aren’t any other wing players capable of doing so right now.”

  • 7iger

    “JLin poor mid-range jumper and slow release,” you can tell the author is half blind.

  • Brent Yen

    BTW, in terms of training. I get a feel that Lin is always one season behind. LOL When he went to HOU, his strength is to drive and pull up for his own shots. Then he lost the ball…..and had to do C&S. 2yrs later, he practiced so much on C&S, and he ended up on a team that is asking him to initiate the offense…..and do pull up shots AGAIN. LOL Even this transition can take some time.

  • Brent Yen

    Doc did say Lin can be quicker, but his current release time is no where near “painfully slow”. This is what eye test can do to you.

  • Maknusia

    Carlos Boozer: ‘We’ve Got To Do A Better Job Of Helping Our Guards Out’

    The Western Conference is stacked from top to bottom with talented point guards. Some squads in the conference are so stacked at the position that their backups could easily start for other teams in the league.

    Over the past few years, opposing point guards have caused a lot of problems for the Los Angeles Lakers. Players like Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Tony Parker, Ty Lawson, Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Mike Conley have all had dominant performances against Los Angeles in years past.

    After an 0-4 start to the season, veteran forward Carlos Boozer believes the team’s defense needs to be much improved in terms of containing opposing point guards. Boozer wants the Lakers’ floor generals to accept the challenge, but also says the team’s bigs need to step up to help out Jeremy Lin, Jordan Clarkson and Ronnie Price, via Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

  • Maknusia

    Lakers stumble through NBA’s toughest first-week schedule

    Of the 30 teams in the NBA, the Lakers are the only franchise to have already played four games — and they played them in the first five daysof the season, with two back-to-back sets.

    Also, all four games have been against playoff-caliber opponents, teams whose combined record was 10-2 before Monday. The Lakers opened the season at home against the Houston Rockets (currently 3-0) and played the next night on the road against the Phoenix Suns (2-1). They played the Clippers (2-1) on Friday and at the Golden State Warriors (3-0) Saturday.

    The Lakers will pick right back up on Tuesday with a rematch against the Suns at Staples Center.

    The team will finally get a break after that, with no games until they host the Charlotte Hornets (1-2) on Sunday.

    “We’ve got four days before our next game after tomorrow. Wednesday will be a big-time film session,” Coach Byron Scott said after practice Monday. “Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we’re going to get after it and start going over the things and reinforce our principles.

    “It’s a window of opportunity where we can work on a bunch of things, clean up a bunch of things but also add a few things.”

    Eventually the Lakers’ schedule normalizes, with just 16 sets of games on back-to-back nights remaining, and no extended trips — their longest is five games, and there’s only one of those. The team also benefits this season from playing only three games each against the San Antonio Spurs,Oklahoma City Thunder and Rockets.

  • Brent Yen

    PPL are putting so much focus on how many STAR PGs are there in WC. I think they are all very good guards. Lin is very good too tho……if you do not know it

  • Maknusia

    thanks for the enlightenment 😉

  • Brent Yen

    Great! like I said, right now it is time for collecting data like what F1 teams do in practice session. Then….kills the bugs one by one tru the film session and the practices after it.

  • Brent Yen

    shoot!!! @maknusia:disqus is trolling!!

  • Maknusia

    dont know that word!!! need to look up… troller?

  • Lin seemed to be fast enough to pull that big 3 over CP3 :]
    Maybe the writer skipped watching that clip too.

  • 7iger

    Don’t think you can ever reach @Je Ballew with the “a” after the J.

  • Maknusia
  • 7iger

    Just went to check JLindotnet and so many trolls there. The mod try to clean them up but they are coming right back. TrollHunter got ban and come right back as TrollHunterReturn and now, there is Voltair’e_Father just to name a few.

    Might be little too late and too much works for a lone mod to keep that place clean.

  • Brent Yen

    He has a daddy now? lol….oh wow….this is getting better and better

  • Maknusia

    Family invasion!

  • 7iger

    His mom might come in next then his sister, grandpa, grandma and so on..

  • Brent Yen

    oh right! @Je Ballew

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya that site is a mess. If they can they should block certain IP addresses so the are less likely to come back.

  • Maknusia

    But then at times its fun to read his post 🙂
    As long as a troll dont attack or call names on another poster, I’m fine.

  • Maknusia

    No wonder!…i was just wondering why do the post count was way much lower than the norm

  • 7iger

    If not attacking other people or names calling then not a troll.

  • 7iger

    Also due to some people moved to this site.

  • Maknusia

    we do gobbledygook

  • 7iger

    Fake trolls doing that.

  • Maknusia

    @disqus_HmSLGZ4iV2:disqus being named as fake troll!

  • khomphuong2

    Thought Voltair doesn’t have any parents. I guess his/ her parents did not do a good job raising him/her

  • Brent Yen

    We will leave this on JLNET…..forget about them…..let it go….

  • Brent Yen

    Small things hurt. That is why I emphasize the execution…..video breakdown is a great way to learn the game. Enjoy..

  • khomphuong2

    ESPN First Take: Kobe Bryant says Jeremy Lin needs to toughen up *FULL https://t.co/kI7GVk136P— CJCA (@CJStock_Sport) November 4, 2014

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe needs to soft down…..

  • blubell

    Good to hear Skip recognizing Jeremy’s defense and clutchness.

  • Weifang

    I like this analysis except the comment “great block by Jordan” which was a foul. lol

  • Brent Yen

    That is true, I also disagree that Kobe put all this in public. But it is what it is, Lin has to take it.

  • Brent Yen

    His tone is always like that, he just don’t want to discuss what was not called or was called.. Coach NIck was different tho, Nick will say it was an uncalled foul.

  • blubell

    I agree with Skip and not everyone has to act like Kobe to be tough.

  • SAS: “The best thing that can ever happen to Jeremy Lin is Kobe Bryant”

    That I can agree. If Kobe is Lin’s biggest supporter in LA, we can start talking about how the kind of contract (length and size) that LAL will offer Lin next year (if Lin performs well).

    Thanks for posting this!

    Note: SAS is wrong about Bev running Lin of out HOU. It’s clearly Harden whose skillset is redundant with Lin being a dominant ball-handler

  • Alain Gervais

    i agree with kobe. didnt need to make it public but hey its kobe deal with it

  • Alain Gervais

    kobe is he last old school player in the nba. player today are soft.if lin can capture some of it its a huge gift. still pissed nash disappeared

  • Rick Johnson

    Unless he’s with the starters or unless Jeremy plays some minutes with the second team Kelly isn’t going to help Lin open the driving lanes. Seems like they should take Boozer and Johnson out and put in Davis and Kelly with the starters. Guess we’ll have to see how good Kelly’s shooting is, if it’s rusty or not.

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account‏@Lakers
    Kelly on his return: “It’s a read offense so I’m pretty familiar with it. I’m gonna be there to space the floor, unclog it.”

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/529720070298030080

  • I give Kobe the benefit of the doubt because this “toughen up challenge” comment followed a series of comments:
    – “Run the offense, don’t give the ball to me. we can bicker like me and DFisher”,
    – “part of making Jeremy a championship-caliber PG”

    IMO Kobe being Kobe he truly believes Lin needs empowerment publicly so his words can be held accountable (by the media) that he truly empowers Lin.
    And he proved that in the Clippers game by affirming Lin’s decision to take the big shot 3.

    Lin is tough inside (tougher than Howard) and I believe he will step up to Kobe’s challenge because Kobe truly believes in him. We don’t know what the ceiling is but I like Kobe is lighting up the fire inside Lin that HOU has been trying to put out in 2 years with the ‘role-player’ brainwashing.

  • yeah, it’s his first game back so he might not be out there many minutes.

    Only if he’s shooting hot in 3s that he might still play at the end of the game to create more spacing for starters to operate.

  • Dorothy

    It makes me wondering about my parenting style. I feel my kids are more like Lin, polite, nice, intellect…etc, they do not have the “careless” spirit PBev possesses.

  • Brent Yen

    Although I am against it. Let’s hope Lin just shoots….no passing, and see how teams will do like this…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    you mean “toughness”? LOL

  • 28pts/1ast? LOL
    Nah, we see Lin looking to pass to Hill to pop in practice so more like 25pts, 5asts (all Lin-Hill) ;>

  • orLinaryjoe

    There is some truth about 3’s opening up the paint. Chicken or the egg scenario.

  • Dorothy

    I think they are tough inside, but they care about how they behave outside and how others view them and they tend to react accordingly So, I think “careless” maybe more of what I feel PBev is. In Asia, it is a virtue the way Lin behaves and highly admired, but guess not in NBA.

  • real-dsb

    still never going to read/listen to anything that Bayless or Smith say

  • ok, we heard Lin talked in the post-practice interview about the difficulty to find proper spacing with 2 bigs that like to pop (shoot midrange Js) than roll to the basket. Also learning how he and Kobe like to be to create spacing.

    So if defense is drawn out to challenge the Hill and Boozer taking midrange Js, who’s going to attack the rim? Lin/Kobe/Wes?

    Or will they try put Davis in the middle as the conventional big man to get rebounds and 2nd-chance opportunity on offense?

  • Brent Yen

    even @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus is backing it?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Excited about tonights game. Can’t wait to see their growth since the last game. They’re losing, but still exciting.

  • Brent Yen

    As long as they are tough inside, I don’t see any problems.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL, that is the spirit!

  • orLinaryjoe

    How else can we explain why we keep coming back. Work is progress before our eyes!

  • real-dsb

    I hope his return will help. we’ll see

  • blubell

    I really only listened to what Bayless said. I zone out on Smith…

  • Keep the Linning parenting style, Dorothy :>

    especially if your kids are more likely to be drafted in Harvard than in the NBA . . haha

    BTW, Bev is out with hamstring injury in the past 2 games due to his “rabid commitment to play on-the-ball defense”

  • On offense, I’m hopeful for Lin be the floor general 75% of the time resulting in an even better ball movement.

    On defense, I want to see the bigs (Hill and Boozer) to take a page from Ronnie Price to throw a shoe at the 3pt shooters for better perimeter defense 😀

    http://youtu.be/2QN_u7f-8Rs?t=26s

  • Brent Yen

    I wonder how many shoes can you bring in to a game.

  • blubell

    Element of surprise?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hill and Boozer= 4 shoes!

  • blubell

    Jeremy has the inner toughness to take it 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    that’s 8 to 12 per game! darn it

  • Two of course.

    Unless you’re LeBron James :>
    http://www.hypun.com/lollibs/meme_thumb_l/12055590.jpg

  • orLinaryjoe

    lol

  • blubell

    @LakersReporter: Related to Dragic’s production decreasing: Isaiah Thomas is 2nd among bench players (Jamal Crawford) w/ team-high 18.7 points per game.

  • blubell

    @LakersReporter: Goran Dragic off to a very slow statistical start splitting time with Bledsoe/Thomas. Just 12.7P, 1.3A and 4.0R (20.3, 5.9, 3.2 last year).

  • I do get the sense they try to polarize their opinions for rating and entertainment values.

    It’s a show of hyperbole of course.
    I love it when Cuban put them in their place. 😀

    “You don’t ever use facts, you don’t ever use substance.”
    “First of all, you have the presumption that people care what you say. They don’t.”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-cuban-first-take-2012-6#ixzz3I8QjUHKA

    But people still love controversy anyway …

  • I’m thankful Jeremy is not in Phoenix competing for time with 4 other PGs

  • Weifang

    They will still lose lots games for sure. I don’t have much confidence in in this starting lineup. I think any other teams can simply double Lin and Kobe, then they will get an easy win.

  • orLinaryjoe

    We’re gonna have to rate their defense every night by shoes. 9 outta10 shoe nite would be awesome!

  • orLinaryjoe

    If they make offensive improvements, i.e. Boozer and Hill will have big nites. Still learning each others preferences.

  • 7iger

    Weird, now my original post is going into “waiting to be approved by JLinportal” mode.

  • real-dsb

    Though the final score was a blowout, the Sixers were only down by 6 points to the Rockets with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Rockets are 4-0, but the 4 teams they beat only have 2 wins *combined*.

  • 7iger

    My early post about trolls in jlinnet was detected as a spam. Are those trolls name already banned in here or did I got flag from trolls? =)

  • Brent Yen

    I do not understand…..

  • real-dsb

    Today is the last day for free trial of NBA League Pass. Please let the NBA gods be kind to me and actually work today (no blackouts)

  • 7iger

    We were talk about those trolls in jlinnet earlier but now when I went back to my earlier post it said “waiting to be approved by jlinportal.” When I click on the notify icon it has a red banner said my post is detected as a spam.

  • Brent Yen

    I see nothing in the queue tho….

  • Weifang

    I do hope so. I have no doubt they will improve. I am just afraid that may take too long with this starting lineup.

  • real-dsb

    Exactly. BTW, I banned Bayless and Smith (for myself) well before Lin even entered the league. I’m not going to listen to people who only take extreme positions to get ratings (even if they’re pro-Lin)

  • 7iger

    Don’t know may be disqus acting up on me or now I am officially a spammer LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Need to ask @psalm234:disqus to check it

  • real-dsb

    You are fine, I just marked that one post because I didn’t want to encourage more bashing of other sites.

  • 7iger

    Just wondering nothing important bout the post anyways.

  • 7iger

    Oh okay just was wondering. But I didn’t see it as a bashing though.

  • Brent Yen

    He meant the following comments …I think. ANyway try not to trigger it at all.

  • 7iger

    Cool with me.

  • Weifang

    I imagine LP will tell you all blackouts for you long time ago. No?

  • real-dsb

    Better idea: Lin throws his shoes at his teammates who don’t run the play properly. (jk!)

  • thanks for the heads-up anyway :]
    the mods will be more ready now

  • Brent Yen

    He will need a lot of shoes..

  • khomphuong2

    Mine is deleted. Sad.

  • I am The Jason

    Not a problem. I am sure there is a footlocker near by.

  • Brent Yen

    Adidas needs to step up then…lol

  • 7iger

    Didn’t get to read yours yet =)

  • real-dsb

    Not exactly. They just have a blanket policy. It’s up to you to figure out (or find out the hard way) that a game is blacked out.

    “Blackouts take place when a game is televised locally in your area via a regional sports network or an over-the-air station. If a game is blacked out on NBA LEAGUE PASS in your local area, you should tune to your local station to see the game. Games will also be blacked out when they are appearing on national television. This applies to games being televised on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. You may view these games simply by switching to the designated channel.”

  • real-dsb

    if you can’t get inside your opponent’s head, the next best thing is to get inside his shoes

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t need to. JLin received tons of shoes (piles of shoes) in offseason from Adidas. He just needs to bring all of them so that he can throw them to the ones don’t run the play properly:-) lol mean of me.

  • 🙂 Good strategy.
    I shall coin the term “Shoe LIN-filtration” strategy.
    we should co-author a book about it

  • real-dsb

    So after the preseason uproar about Byron’s comments about Lin coming off the bench, seems now that there is no more debate. Price is healthy but still coming off the bench. Lin is starting and closing games, and it seems that Bryon is committing in having Lin in there to work out the Lakers’ teamwork and chemistry.

    I said during preseason that I wasn’t going to get wrapped up in
    speculating and arguing over Bryon’s media comments, I would just wait
    for regular season and see what his actual *actions* are. Looks like Byron made the right decision. Price is in his 10th season as a journeyman veteran backup PG. He’s a good backup PG, but no potential as Lakers PG of the future, so there’s no point for him to start and take minutes (in game and practice) away from someone could be a cornerstone Lakers PG in the future.

  • I have the same line of thought but I’d venture to say it is actually Kobe’s decision that managed to override Byron’s decision (Or Kobe changed his mind from liking Ronnie in TC to liking Jeremy now). After all, it’s Kobe who approved the hiring of Byron.

    This is the quick interesting timeline from Google Headline News:

    Oct 27
    Steve Nash Injury Creates Opportunities For Jeremy Lin, Ronnie Price
    BScott: “I’m pretty happy with Ronnie”

    Oct 30
    – Scott, Bryant push Lin to take charge of Laker offense
    Kobe Bryant tells Jeremy Lin ‘to run the offense’

    Nov 1

    Kobe Bryant Praises Jeremy Lin, Warns Lakers Not to Be ‘Chumps and Pushovers’

    Nov 3

    Kobe Bryant thinks Jeremy Lin just needs to ‘mark his territory’

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree with Kobe rules over BS for JLin to be a starter. Having said that I’m still a little angst about after 15-20 games when JLin is still having issues with starters. Wondering what happens then. Does the starters line up change including JLin?? Atm I stay away from that thought but concentrate on one game at a time. Just pray that JLin/starters improve huge to win Game 5!

  • real-dsb

    How did the Jazz beat the Suns by 27 pts? Seems like fast break points as well as pts in the paint. Not sure why Suns were not able to run with Jazz though, they have a lot of young fast players. Holding Dragic, Bledsoe, and Thomas to 10 pts apiece is impressive.

    Well, Lin should be able to push the Lakers for fast break points. Not sure the Lakers can dominate inside though. My prediction: Lin with 13 pts, 6 ast. Suns win by 9, 105-96.

  • Rick Johnson

    Laker’s fans know basketball.

    LakersPulse.NET‏@LakersPulse
    @ajstarting5 Hill might be traded and Lin is absolutely a keeper. He is a legitimate NBA starter. Just struggled early

    https://twitter.com/LakersPulse/status/529457554209144832

  • It was the 2nd game of Back-to-Back games after beating Spurs the previous night.
    I’m sure fatigue and emotional letdown after the huge win vs Spurs played a factor.

    My biggest concern is still with Lakers 3PT defense but I just saw Suns struggled with their 3PT vs Spurs (2-18 or 11%) and vs Utah (7-31 or 22%) after hitting 50% vs Lakers (16-32)

    So there’s hope for Lakers to pull a win :>

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Hope the coach will make some adjustment to the starting 5. Kobe, Lin, Ed Davis will be nice…

  • real-dsb

    Ah thanks, that explains a lot. Well then, the Suns having 2 days rest and probably eager to redeem themselves after a humiliating loss to the Jazz… I’m going to have to update my prediction to Suns win by 14, 110-96

  • JoeTeam

    … Enter the Dragon portal …

  • JoeTeam

    I just passed up a LOT of higher numbered PGs for JLin. Hope the bball goal for him this year comes true and we have many games like v Clips. Season won’t be fun without Lin on my team heh heh.

  • Brent Yen

    No, you should be happy, just focus on things here. 😛

  • JoeTeam

    Joyce would agree with you bro.

  • Brent Yen

    Where is @awarde:disqus anyway? lol

  • Brent Yen

    How many here will go to the game tonight?

  • LOL .. but it has some truth :>

  • Hope you win your Fantasy BB league!

  • JoeTeam

    taking a break I imagine.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin will win it for me, I trust.

  • Lam

    what a change from clutchfans!

  • winner

    Go Jeremy! Bring the first win for LAL tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    you are a winner.

  • Rick Johnson

    Price and JLin together? How does that work. JLin plays more with the second unit?

    Librafree‏@Librafree
    after Monday’s practice, Coach Scott talked with @JLin7 and Price to figure out the best way to play together.

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/529566455545602049

  • Rick Johnson
  • real-dsb

    man, byron likes to jack up his shorts! =p

    on the other hand, Lin’s shorts are way too long. are those capris?

  • real-dsb

    I think Price at PG, Lin at SG. If Kobe also, then he’s at SF.

  • winner

    Is Lin’s nick name, I gave him from the Linsanity era.

  • JoeTeam

    nice … he’s going to win a championship if he’s healthy. He impacts the game that much …

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t participate in the last game thread, how did the new chat work out?
    Which chat are we using tonight?
    Time to create the game thread?

  • KL

    Sounds good. I would like that lineup especially if the other team has quick guards like Phoenix. Offensively Kobe would have no problem scoring over most SFs. Defensively Price can help defend the guards and free up Lin and Kobe for offence a bit more.

  • winner

    No doubt about it…. some day.

  • Acbc

    You should have seen the hot pants we used to wear in the late 60s.

  • We can’t use the old chat anymore since it slows down the site so much that it prevents user access to the site.

    The Chat was working well in the last game thread but fans were a bit discouraged so not much cheering was going on.

    Do you see ‘Chat (Loading…)’ on the bottom right of the browser?
    I’m trying to fix it now.

    If you can create the Game Thread, that would be very helpful.
    Thanks you.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    She is here and just not making any post.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Completely off topic, but the other on reddit, someone posted their awful experience of meeting Swaggy P.
    “Ran into Nick Young’s broken down Ferrari. Couldn’t have been more of a douche. Rejected little kid’s autograph requests then called me Alladin (I’m brown) and sent his thug entourage to threaten me.”
    He posted a pic of Swaggy with his blue broken down Ferrari.
    I dont even know much about Nick but I was heartbroken to read this lol
    Thats always my biggest fear of of meeting a celebrity I like, that they turn out to be jerks D:

  • real-dsb

    If the new chat was fast, then that’s all we need. I should be on tonight, and I prefer chat over disqus for in-game, so I will personally guarantee lots of cheering (or booing), or least a lot of nonsense!

    sure, I will create the game thread. I don’t know anything about the new chat, so I assume that you will add that part.

  • JoeTeam

    link? probably better if it comes from someone with rep in a stable community you know how this goes these days …

  • real-dsb

    Did he literally mean “ran into” as in “hit” Nick Young’s Ferrari? If so, I can see why Nick would not be in a good mood. LOL

  • Acbc

    If Randle was still healthy, I could see Scott having LIN come off bench as originally hinted. The second unit with LIN, Davis, Randle, Clarkson, Young, Xavier would kill most teams. They probably would beat the stating unit! If Scott was trying to reduce Kobe’s playtime, he’d split the times between first unit and second evenly and develop the next generation of Lakers to reach their potentials. This was actually a winning strategy for the team for the second unit to win their games for them.

  • BuzzerBeater

    http://www.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/comments/2l0f67/ran_into_nick_youngs_broken_down_ferrari_couldnt/

    I believe him, he got a pic of Nick and Nick’s gf is a racist rude girl herself. Birds of a feather.

  • JoeTeam

    Brutal … I hope JLin can affect his swag towards life a bit. Not livin’ to be cutting on people. Yep, I know it’s a drain to always have to say no, but these guys make more than your avg person.

  • JoeTeam

    Good one!

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOL! the plot twist, and the little kid whose autograph Nick rejected turns out to be the guy’s son XD

  • BuzzerBeater

    JLin’s already working on humbling Nick down by refusing to call him Swaggy P XD

  • JoeTeam

    btw, was that you an l.net telling peeps to come over? I can’t make heads or tails of that site now given the lack of genuine fan discussion of any kind. I hope some of the great posters do visit. Well done. I should make a statement like JoyceW did, but I don’t want to be rude given how hard those mods worked all these years. WuKong posted a doozy today, asking clearly if trolling was allowed for clicks. (Brent, I know, it’s the past don hit me.)

  • JoeTeam

    That was loud and clear … no need for a nickname until you do a Lisanity or 2.

  • kauaiblue

    Hey guys! So this is where yall went…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome! Yes most of us are here now:-)

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks!

  • chris wizo

    gonna see some good spacing tonite i bet

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hope u enjoy the site here. It’s much more peaceful and “fun” with few are trolling Linterestingly:-)

  • ha, you found us :> welcome!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Pray and hope the fruit of hardwork. This was what they have worked on in the practice since Game 4.

  • BuzzerBeater

    It was me, sorry if you guys now get an influx of trolls lol but the few sane posters that are left there are having meltdowns and I had to let them know.
    I appreciate the owner’s work all these years but things are unbearable now and I’d hate for genuine Lin fans left there to think there’s no place to discuss him without all the negativity from the trolls.

  • ok, quick question.

    For JLP members (not using Disqus but site account) who are not on phones (Android/iPhone) and not behind a firewall, who can see the Chat on the Bottom right corner?

    I see ‘Chat (loading…)’ and am suspecting firewall to be the main reason.
    Thank you

  • chris wizo

    yep with JLin & Kobes work ethic the Lakers will be in the lab grinding everyday. It is a pleasure to watch it unfold.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did the refresh and was able to type the message again.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I’m. Very intriguing of this Lakers this season. Just like reading mystery story with so many twists within the story.

  • Dorothy

    Welcome.

  • ok, I think it’s the firewall preventing access for some laptops/PCs from work.
    Maknusia had the same issues before.
    Thanks for checking!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Saw HY C joined in but haven’t seen anyone else on the chat.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Does it happen even when you refresh the thread? I was clear after I did the refresh.

  • Dorothy

    I don’t know it is my laptop or not. The chat blocked some of this disqus conversation.

  • real-dsb

    same for me (loading…) behind firewall. I will mention this in the game thread.

  • kauai and other newcomers, please use this “How to Use This Site” to learn how the site works.
    It’s the red button on homepage but I thought it would be faster to point you this way.

    http://www.jlinportal.com/guide-use-site/

    For now, you’re fine with using Disqus accounts to comment in this thread or next Game Thread. For Chat and voting, you may register later with a site account (click Sign-Up button on top-right on homepage) since it’s not connected to Disqus 3rd-party account.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it works perfectly after I refresh the thread. Give it a try and see whether it’s working for everyone.

  • kauaiblue

    Ok

  • yeah, this one has lots of limitation (bottom corner, not working on mobile browsers) so it’s ok for now.
    But we need to find one with WP account integration a remotely hosted server

  • yes, it’s work server protection issues. It’s okay :>

  • real-dsb

    i thought this one has WP integration?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. No idea about all these IT issues.

  • Weifang

    Sounds terrible. beg the NBA gods then.

  • real-dsb

    game thread is up! you “first” hunters have 1 minute before I sabotage the first. =p

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g05-phx-lal-game-thread-new-chat/

  • real-dsb

    @psalm234 the caching seems to refresh much faster now!

  • yes, this one does. I meant a similar one like this but works well with most devices

  • Maknusia

    Correct, I read it will be limited minutes, more likely to get extended minutes for the weekend game

  • LAJane

    Wu Kong just helped point the portal out with a post on the other site, which has gotten awfully smoggy…so I just found you. Glad to be here and seeing familiar names, great posters.

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN – 16/7! LETS GO!

  • Maknusia