G17 TOR @ LAL Game Thread+Chat

Will JLin finish close to double-double again?

And will Byron bench Lin again if he is seen as ineffective in Q4 (struggled in defense, 1 offensive TO, missing 3pt)  to play next to Kobe?

I expect Kobe will continue to play too much ISO-ball again in Q4. But the margin of error for Lin is small so if Lin doesn’t make strong defensive plays or make his shots, Byron will try to find players with hot hands to complement Kobe. The same applied to Boozer who also sat the crunch time.

The solution should be to make Kobe play team-ball like he’s been doing in Q1-Q3, to seek his offense within team flow but there’s no indication Byron sees it as the main problem. Defense knows Kobe will have the ball so until he passes, they will double and triple team Kobe rendering him as ineffective.

But JLin can only focus on his effort so let’s hope he continues to perform well with his drives, shooting and growing chemistry of PnR with Boozer/Davis/Wes/Hill and even with Kobe.


Note: Chat is enabled but if it will be disabled if some users report issues with game thread loading on mobile devices

Let’s go, JLin!Lin_LINE_LetsGo

 

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. For a change, 1st.

  • Jedi

    Arrghhh…haha

  • Yeah!!! .. Aussie struck 1st :>
    Linning tonight, baby!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oi Oi Oi OZ Oi OZ Oi OZ OZ OZ Oi Oi Oi LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry mate! Just happened:-)

  • sport

    22 minutes before game starts, can’t wait! Hope Lin has another double double or triple double game!

  • blubell

    TWC talking about Jeremy benching in the last game. Worthy defending Jeremy.

  • MoominFloren

    Good! Need more from HOF to tell the world the truth

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BS made comment about bonehead play(s) by the Lakers in the second half or 4Q, guess who he benched? McHale all over again.

  • CJSHYY

    What did he say? I am so happy to know about this… Hope tops support Lin to against Scott’s unfair treatment!!!

  • JW
  • Michael

    Congrats! (I need a bigger refresh button….)

  • blubell
  • sws94

    It’s McHale only if Lin is out for whole quarters or halfs and his playing time diminishes and increases according to his whims. Byron Scott is not treating Lin like McHale did.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    Hope so, depends on if guys knock down shots. Lin can get it to them but maybe Lowry’s guys can convert them better.

  • blubell

    Similar to what he said after the last game. TWC is trying to be unbiased so said decision like this must be hard on the coach.

  • sws94

    Scott put Lin back into the Houston game when he had a poor game. He hasn’t been totally unfair to Lin. Like I said in the last game, I think Scott tried something that failed and we have to see how it goes moving forward before saying he isn’t treating Lin fairly. Scott gives him around 30 minutes, that’s been consistent.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think must be something else not that 3Q played too fast or TO… Scott just made some excuse to not let Lin finished the game. Hope he will not do it from now on again. smh!

  • JW

    there was no defense in that 3rd qtr. fast offense is more like Dantoni’s. BS doesn’t like it. Lin seemed to really enjoyed it. I’m sure Lin wish the defense was a bit better though too.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Well, at least there’s one Laker in the picture besides Kobe …

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/539242470219841536

  • TTNN

    was listening into ESPN LA, Ireland and Mike Trudell were discussing about Lin’s bench last game, and they are trying to figure out why is that. Ireland said that, Ellington played for Byron in Cleveland, and Byron trust him, and that’s why Ellington is here, and the bench kind of shown how much trust Byron has there, and he might think with Kobe and Young handling the ball, Ellington might help a little bit on the defense there, since Lin was really good having double double in that game. Then they kind of discussed that, it still does not completely make sense, as for defense, Ed Davis is definitely way better than Hill, and last game, Hill was not doing much things, and yet Davis really make difference, thus if for the defensive purpose, Byron should sub in Davis then.

    Anyway, the conclusion pretty much stay as Byron just trust Ellington.

    Good to hear the radio guy is pretty fair to Lin there. Ireland usually not that friendly to Lin though.

  • Maknusia

    You never know…hope your first would give Lin’s first triple-double or a season high!

  • joyce ward
  • Thanks for the update. That makes sense.

    The logical decision for defensive purpose was to replace Hill with Davis, not Lin with Ellington.
    The reason was because Mo Williams still got easy layup for his 5pts and Thaddeus Young getting fouled while attacking the rim.

    It simply means Byron was not being logical regarding strengthening his defense. Let’s see if he does the same bad experiment tonight.

  • Maknusia

    It was a BAD replacement

  • spiderman

    MAJOR change! lol

  • JW

    or maybe tanking?

  • blubell
  • JW

    they need to keep this quiet. Better than Kobe? Bench Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bringing it up is good enough for me. They must throw BS some bone for his bonehead decision of benching Lin.

  • sws94

    Play with confidence and aggression Jeremy. Last season he dropped 31 on them. He just needs to remember how well he can play against them.

  • JW

    Swaggy P sure has a quick release on his 3s.

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/539243360738099200

  • joyce ward
  • Maknusia

    Hope LAL are up for some defensive plays, else its gonna be an ugly game

    GO Lin!!!!

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Hope this doesnt get repeated today!!!!

    Bryant’s memorable career-best, 81-point performance came on a Sunday
    night at home against Toronto in a 122-104 win Jan. 22, 2006. He made 28
    of 46 shots that night but is a far less efficient player now in the
    twilight of his career.

  • KHuang

    I thought Lin defended very well.

    Zach LaVine simply got hotter than I’ve seen any player ever get against Lin.

    Lin had a hand in LaVine’s face, but LaVine simply made everything.

    I seriously doubt LaVine would play like that against Lin or any opponent ever again.

  • sport

    Noticed Lin loves hanging on the basketball rim before every game. Is it some kind of ritual for him? Kinda like MJ and apple sauce?

  • blubell

    Game #17… Is this Jeremy’s night? 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Wow…..didnt realize it…. Hope Jeremy have blast!!!! give us a memorable night!

  • Lin is guarding Vasquez, not Lowry.
    But Lowry is guarding Lin

  • Great defensive effort by Kobe guarding 2-3 people

  • Maknusia

    thats a tough assignment, GV being 6’6

  • Kobe has been looking for Lin 2 times on 3pt-line.

    2nd pass was too strong but good to see.

  • Maknusia

    Keep taking the 3..it will come!

  • MoominFloren

    Why not Kobe guarding Vas?

  • Maknusia

    Lin is aggressive…thats good

  • Maknusia

    3!!!!!!!!! there you go

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Just keep shooting… Just keep shooting.. Just keep shooting…

  • Great touch.. and bounce on Lin’s 3!!!
    We’ll take it 😀

  • Promo Sports World

    Not watching game yet please hit me with updates as they come — you all are awesome

  • sport

    Lin missed like 3 shots already got he finally got the rattled 3 in!

  • Maknusia

    Kobe with 3 ast!

  • roberlin

    Lakers seem to match up well with Toronto. They don’t seem overmatched.

  • On Kobe’s 3rd attempted to Lin on 3pt line, Lin hit!

    simply marvelous!

  • TTNN

    so far I liked the way Lin plays.

  • sport

    Just be glad Kobe still passed Lin the ball after 3 misses! I thought for sure Kobe will go for an iso instead of a 3 point play for Lin!

  • not quite sure

  • TTNN

    hide Kobe?

  • John Lee

    Dory, that you? 🙂

  • yes, aggressive to look for his shots when open

  • Maknusia

    Probably too slow

  • Maknusia

    Comeon Hill, you can do better than that!

  • sport

    Come on Lin just take the shot instead of passing it!

  • Good job by Kobe finding Nick Young for a 3!

  • sws94

    Lin should have shot it, he drove into traffic.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If I’m Scott I’ma do some nice PnRs with Jeremy and Davis…

    Unfortunately I’m not..

  • he saw Boozer was open ready to pop so a split-second decision

  • blubell

    Jeremy is still in… hmmm..

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, and he is going to the basket….all good

  • MoominFloren

    weird……BS forget to set the time?

  • blubell

    Nevermind… Price in.

  • Maknusia

    LOL, spoke too soon, Price is in…which is fine

  • Promo Sports World

    What is his stat line

  • CaliUSMC

    1/5.. 3pts 1reb

  • Promo Sports World

    Wow 5 shots look at that

  • MoominFloren

    his clock is delayed 1 min today..

  • roberlin

    He looked very off on some of those shots. I like counting made shots rather than focusing just on number of shots taken.

  • Promo Sports World

    Pressing maybe?

  • This was certainly a different dynamics in Q1.
    Lin and Kobe took turns playing PG.

    And Lin didn’t hesitate to take his shots, a bit similar to his role being off-the-ball in Houston as an SG

  • Maknusia

    Come D…pls

  • Great ball movement by the Lakers to get everyone involved.
    Kobe did a great job getting everyone involved

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, and a good shot from Kobe

  • whoa… Kobe’s off-balance turnaround 3! :>

  • roberlin

    uneven quarter for Lin. Shooting seems shaky. Played a minute longer than usual, coming out at the 3 minute mark. Still assume he will come back in at the six minute mark in the second.

  • yes, all shots within the flow of the offense

  • Promo Sports World

    Sounds or reads like Kobe is running pg

  • probably so.
    Byron is predictable with his rotation

    He should have rested Kobe more but Kobe was on a roll so this was ok.

  • sport

    Price’s role = stand there and let Kobe run the offense and be PG. I’d rather Clarkson be in, at least he can hit some 3s and play defense.

  • joyce ward

    How is lin playing defense tonight?

  • but a good pass-1st/shoot-2nd PG in Q1

    Good to see

  • sws94

    Didn’t seem in rhythm so hope he picks it up when he comes back in.

  • sws94

    Getting knocked off of picks a lot.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy knows how to play off the ball so it works

  • joyce ward

    So no help?

  • Vasquez got by him first but got a screen on 2nd shot.
    1 good possession making Lowry give up the ball

    So not so good on taller Vasquez but good on Lowry

  • MoominFloren

    Lin, pls keep shooting & shooting

  • Maknusia

    Nice shot by ellington…keep the lead guys

  • yes, it’s a good experiment since Kobe felt involved in the offense.

  • sport

    Anyone else hate it when Lin gets to the rim, jumps like he’s shooting and passes to the player next to him, only to have a miss? I’d rather he take the shot himself!

  • Lakers played much better defense to prevent paint penetration.
    Maybe just 1 bad posession

  • Maknusia

    so far so good

  • CaliUSMC

    he always does that…. i think he does it more than anyone in the league.. -_-

  • Maknusia

    Looks like we are draining 3s today!

  • Lakers bench playing sharp on O and D!
    Pleasantly shocking :>

  • Maknusia

    keep them longer?!

  • that’s the problem with Harvard brain.. sometimes too much thinking due to extra CPU processor power :>

  • joyce ward

    I just want lin to get his stats.

  • CaliUSMC

    5.0ghz overclock? :>

  • John Lee

    Price still ZERO stats…

  • Hsc

    They had bench offense training yesterday, I guess its working

  • why not? :]
    At least until 1-2 possessions got outplayed by TOR starters

  • need more cooling fan 😀

  • CaliUSMC

    needs liquid not air :>

  • occupatio

    hill/boozer are terrible about hedging. they always give up the elbow jumper off the pick, and worse, even open lanes. for example to vazques for floater in paint

  • sport

    Unless he gets waived, BS will continue to play his golden boy!

  • roberlin

    Price spaces the floor well, lol.

  • ok, Lakers bench with 2 consecutive TOs

  • JJ Hui

    Anyone knows who is Librafree? This person always has close shots of Lin and he probably Josh Fan?

  • sport

    Yes cause he disappears SMH.

  • occupatio

    why BS doesnt stagger minutes to get lin some minutes with 2nd unit…

  • hm, good thinking.. probably true or his friend

  • Maknusia

    Boozer is in…so the starters would be coming in soon

  • hm, maybe fear of Linsanity?

  • sport

    Lin hasn’t played with 2nd unit at all this regular season! Lin can do so much more leading 2nd unit instead of Kobe.

  • occupatio

    he has preconceived idea that swaggy by himself can be enough.

  • perhaps more PT for his beloved Price

  • JJ Hui

    Ronnie Price still in but 0 scores?

  • occupatio

    price can come in earlier and go out with lin coming back with 2nd unit

  • Maknusia

    Ellington shooting well tonite

  • Maknusia

    Lin is IN

  • I think Byron is just a stickler with his rotation

  • Maknusia

    Oh!!! TO!! ;(

  • CaliUSMC

    wtf was that boozer… goodness..

  • Maknusia

    I do wonder if thats good…especially in a dynamic game as BB

  • Maknusia

    Should have kept Ellington a little longer, he was feelin it

  • Great find by Kobe to Boozer inside after an almost-TO

  • sport

    Kobe with 6 assists wow that’s a first! He must really want a double double after Lin got his last game! Good things happen when Kobe is sharing the ball, team playing much better.

  • Maknusia

    Looks like a double-double for Kobe tonite

  • yes, Byron just likes his rotation, I guess

  • Promo Sports World

    Ok got the game on

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Done with the webinar.Is Landry still with the Raptors?

  • Maknusia

    yes

  • Promo Sports World

    Bench deep on the bench

  • occupatio

    didnt know that. i havent followed raptors this season as i usually do

  • John Lee

    Raptors Bench: Atlantis.

  • Maknusia

    Time for lin to take some shots or drive

  • occupatio

    so hes never fixed his shot…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Thought it’s Marianas Trench?

  • MoominFloren

    Coz Lin had double double last game….I bet he will try 1 alley oop pass this game…..

  • occupatio

    this game, kobe is in boozer’s position at high post. he’s a much better passer than boozer, so it can work well. tired of seeing boozer get the ball there.

  • Kobe with another great pass to Hill inside.
    Lin just got to be ready for an open 3 or quick penetration

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…its all Kobe-Boozer…but it seems to be working..get a WIN!

  • spiderman

    Like his assists

  • occupatio

    lin was really bad at creating a passing lane for hill to hit when he was stuck at baseline. of course he doesnt get the ball. lin has to come MEET the ball.
    he’s so bad at that.

  • cshot

    i hate it when kobe controls everything… sigh jeremy just being forced to bring it up and dump it to kobe

  • Carol Tiu

    Seems like Jeremy turned into ball boy once again in this game.

  • John Lee

    Lin’s got two double-doubles already, while Kobe has none. Looks he’s looking forward to get his first of the season.

  • webattorney

    Kobe passing well and playing unselfishly. He should have been doing this for all the games.

  • sport

    Kobe wants his double double tonight so he’s taking over PG duty.

  • I think Lin’s job is to get open at 3pt line waiting for Kobe to pass to him.
    3 passes in Q1 but not yet in Q2

  • Maknusia

    and he is doing well, credit to him

  • cali7

    For the moment

  • Lin’s 1st assist to Hill

  • Carol Tiu

    Wonder if this is what Mitch and BS talked about.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…like to see get it in there

  • joyce ward

    I want lin to score.

  • Maknusia

    YES!!!

  • MoominFloren

    Just continue to pad stats

  • webattorney

    He had some opportunities; I think he will get more chances.

  • Maknusia

    Comeon Boozer!

  • not quite that bad. Lin got 40% chance to set up plays, if not it will find Kobe

    It can still work IMO

  • webattorney

    I don’t think that was a foul by Lin on Lowry; you can’t play anyone better than that.

  • occupatio

    i dont see the foul.

  • sport

    Me neither, it wasn’t a foul.

  • Brent Yen

    Stopped at a rest area….lol…how is Lin doing?…..Kobe seems only two ast away to be the only one with 30000pts and 6000asts

  • Maknusia

    I think its gonna be a triple-double

  • webattorney

    I mean, the only thing Lin did was touch him with his body.

  • JC

    I remember last season when Kobe passed the ball more the team did really well

  • Carol Tiu

    Kobe only passing to Jeremy as a last resort.

  • MoominFloren

    yes….fill the stat line

  • sport

    Bias refs what else is new.

  • What a great last possession by the Lakers
    Lin missed an off-balance 3 but 2 offensive rebounds before Boozer finished with a putback

    This is great for Lakers to come out pumped in Q3

  • occupatio

    hes not really involved in the offense. kobe is mostly controlling the offense from the highpost.

    and end of 2nd quarter, kobe called his own number asking for high screens.

    lin mostly mmissed the shots he did get

  • cshot

    did lin do something to piss off kobe…? like jeremy is getting absolutely no passes back

  • Alaingrvis

    hope lin gets involves more maybe another single digit game. kobe dominating the ball

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy not playing pg is not a good sign

  • Maknusia

    9pt lead in halftime (LAL 58-49)

  • sport

    Kobe playing for his own stats tonight.

  • occupatio

    its been an embarrassment that valencunias has been shooting point blank shots over hill all night

  • webattorney

    BS should have put Kobe in Boozer’s position for his “Princeton” offense 10 games earlier. Kobe is a real threat to score or pass. Boozer sucks at it.

  • BobbyH

    Looks like Kobe is the PG tonight, making Lin irrelevant,

  • Kobe’s feeling hot so it’s ok to go 70-30 Kobe-Lin

    It’s about the momentum of the game

  • blubell
  • Promo Sports World

    Maybe Jeremy’s game comes off as selfish to dudes or that he shouldn’t be the guy facilitating. Because ever star player wants to take away his of play

  • Carol Tiu

    Kobe wants his DBL-DBL. He’s insecure.

  • blubell
  • Skwo

    Well this game is not exactly the most enjoyable as a Lin fan but it’s working for the Lakers? Let’s see if this kind of play lasts the whole game.

  • occupatio

    boozer’s FG% doesnt reflect how bad he is at bunnies. missed so many shots this season when fed at rim

  • roberlin

    JLin was totally out of the offense in the second quarter. He rushed that last three pointer. Had a lot of time to shoot it.

  • Alaingrvis

    well he didnt play pg soooo

  • webattorney

    From Lakers’ point of view I have no objection to Kobe playing this position or this way. In fact, this is the best Kobe has played so far.

  • occupatio

    and so it begins. reporters already leaking BS’ complaints

  • TTNN

    no, he don’t have time, that was the last second of the shot clock.

  • sport

    Hater tweet, Kobe’s playing PG this game.

  • Carol Tiu

    I saw him look off Jeremy several times, except on that last play because he had no choice.

  • MomentousPetey

    The F is that suppose to mean? He got a double-double on >50% FG!

  • webattorney

    You are correct.

  • MoominFloren

    11 assist = struggle??? That’s why no PG tonight?

  • yes, good he was very aware of the time

  • sws94

    Yeah, an off-game so far. He just doesn’t seem quite in rhythm this game. He usually plays really well against Toronto, at least with Houston and the Knicks he did.

  • roberlin

    was it? Then it was a fine shot.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Why does this sound like a hater tweet?

  • Promo Sports World

    So this is why Kobe is the to pg

  • TTNN

    yeah, because he hit the rim, so they got the rest of the time on the clock as it will start another 24s

  • roberlin

    Kobe taking over point is taking Lin out of the game.

  • MomentousPetey

    In the last dozen or so possesions, he barely touch the ball! The only thing off are his jumpers, which happens to every single bball player

  • MoominFloren

    result of Kobe controlling everything… He’s trying to make Lin become ballboy?!

  • sws94

    He’s right in a way. He’s right Lin is improving. He really missed a good season of development as a PG in Houston.

  • TTNN

    totally.

  • webattorney

    Agree. From Lakers’ perspective, this is good. The only thing is Kobe should look to pass to Lin a little bit more.

  • deesee5

    Insecure? Guy has had countless double-double over his long career. I don’t think he’s insecure.

  • cali7

    I’m disliking Scott more and more. That is some BS from BS.

  • occupatio

    not sure exactly waht this means. he botched that one fast break but lin is the only one who consistently pushes the ball for transition buckets..

    really not sure what this is supposed to mean

  • Promo Sports World

    If he becomes a jump shooter this is a problem but maybe he can pump fake and hit the midrange

  • If Lin is deemed “struggling” while Kobe played PG, what does that make Price with multiple 0-pt games?
    Perhaps hibernation

    Who is this Bill Oram?

  • Maknusia

    If it gives a WIN why not…Lin just needs to figure out how to be a contributor, while not the main facilitator.

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    I am not even Lin defender, and it’s obvious to me.

  • sws94

    If you watch Lin he hesitates, sometimes he forces some things, sometimes he has problems with the dribble and handling off the dribble quickly, things like that. He’s improving, but as PLV has said plenty of times, he is a work in progress. He’s doing well, but he is struggling at times with some PG responsibilities.

  • TTNN

    he need to look for his own shot, rather than only bail out shots. He had some good ones but he passed.

  • deesee5

    Is he really? Maybe that’s why he’s playing pg tonight. Lol

  • Carol Tiu

    He’s insecure about Jeremy, not the dbl-dbl.

  • sport

    Agree he’s gotta stop passing to others when he’s getting to the rim.

  • occupatio

    i kinda skipped the 2nd unit parts (so boring).
    but am i right in saying that they dont really run the offense from the highpost like the 1st unit?

  • sws94

    Lin should be on Lowry, he is a defensive better match up than Wes on him. LIn is plenty strong to take Lowry’s pounding style on offense.

  • blubell

    I think he is a beat writer.

  • webattorney

    I think the way Princeton system is set up, it’s good Kobe is playing THAT position; he just has to pass to Lin sometimes for open 3s.

  • joyce ward

    He will, just like he did in Houston. I knew Scott saying this was about Kobe wanting the ball in his hands.

  • Jedi

    I’m not really optimistic, but I do remember Jeremy turning it on in the 2nd half of games in H-town a number of times. So there’s still hope for a decent stat line.

  • MomentousPetey

    well it is point guard duty to get into the paint and find the open man

  • sws94

    So far, he doesn’t have it going. He’s not in any type of offensive flow, not scoring or facilitating.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Never trust beat writers 🙂 I’d rather read The Onion rather than these guys hahaha

  • TTNN

    he sometimes pass to a shot that’s not better than his own shots. Which is wrong.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy will never have it easy in the league but only a small few have it easy. Mr Big Shot played for several teams before finding a home so there are many stories for Jeremy to look at including his own.

  • true, there is no passing big man (Boozer) or Kobe in this game to do so.
    Price just tries to penetrate to pass inside or find open 3pt shooters from top of the key

  • sws94

    He has to remember he’s playing Toronto. He has had strong games against them. But maybe he feels like the team has got it going so let the guys that have it working do their thing.

  • MoominFloren

    I agree. But no one can play a perfect game without any mistake, we should instead seeing a player in a total package….

  • TTNN

    more shooter in that line up.

  • occupatio

    what i really dislike about 1st unit offense is how much boozer dominates it with his midrange jumpers. which are not efficient. doesnt work well with lin’s game either

  • cali7

    Where is the follow up? I would like to hear him elucidate to the public on what responsibilities he is referring

  • roberlin

    Yeah, the team was hitting their outside shots, so Lin didn’t really need to contribute.

    BUT – when those shots start clanking the rim the second half, the Lakers are going to need Lin to win the game.

  • Perhaps Kobe switched PG role with Lin in the 1st 3 quarters.
    Then Lin can go ISO in the 4th quarter :]

  • Brent Yen

    Time to hit the road again……let hope a better stat line for Lin in the 2H

  • Alaingrvis

    lets hope this isnt a single digit game for lin. hope he stays aggressive and take every shot he gets

  • deesee5

    It’s just Kobe being Kobe. I ain’t surprised to see him playing like this.

  • sws94

    I hope it is just Byron saying he’s learning on the job and nothing else. Saying he’s improving is somewhat encouraging, because he is.

  • occupatio

    lin had his chances to shoot when playing off the ball. not much more to say about that aside from that last bailout shot.

  • have a safe travel 🙂
    Lin will do just fine

  • Carol Tiu

    He probably thinks kobe is the better one with PG responsibilities.

  • sport

    Lets hope they switch it up in 2nd half with Lin running offense!

  • HY C

    Kobe was not giving the ball to Lin, was he?

    Trying to c if there is interaction btw Lin & Fields. Don’t see any yet.

  • Brent Yen

    Btw…maybe Lin thought that he can close the game if he does not get a double double…..lol

  • occupatio

    lin had his time in houston to improve his offball game. he is supposed to be able to do this.

  • roberlin

    To me, it seems like Lin is still learning the BS offense.

  • joyce ward

    No will play PG all game. Lakers are leading so it is working, I wouldn’t change it. Lin just needs to look for his shot like in the last game when the ball comes to him. Hopefully in halftime he has figured it out.

  • He did 3 times in Q1 to shoot 3s, but not in Q2
    But Lin got a chance to playmake 2-3 times in Q2

  • roberlin

    Yup, shots are starting to clank off the rim. Lakers are going to need Lin.

  • sws94

    Kobe is overpassing now. He passed up 2 good looks from Lin.

  • occupatio

    that ref is a serious lin hater

  • Maknusia

    Thats true…why break the rhythm

  • LW

    4 consecutive misses by Lakers!

  • Promo Sports World

    This is Jeremy bad game I guess geez

  • sport

    JLin really has to start shooting.

  • occupatio

    well terrible choice to use fingerroll over valencunias

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Where is the floater?

  • roberlin

    He just shot the ball! Got blocked.

  • TTNN

    I’m not surprise, after that double double and he got blamed at, that is really enough to mess up his game.

  • occupatio

    if lin is going to get called for ticky-tack fouls, I want to see him seriously hack people when they attack him.

    if you are going to get called for it regardless, then you got to come out and make them pay when they try to score on you. sadly, i doubt he ever does this.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin is taking bad shots today.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Turn up those midrange shots J!

  • Alaingrvis

    what im saying

  • Promo Sports World

    Really hard for me, as an honest bball watcher and player, to see stardom for him. The mental approach has to be better

  • Arsenium12 .

    Tweets from Bill Oram (consolidated) regarding BS’ comments:

    Since Jeremy Lin fans are crazy, here’s chunk of Scott on his PG: “he has to recognize clock, situation, score. The last couple
    things … if we just scored on them, keep running them. Those are the things you have to do as a point guard. And I thought the last game he got away from it after a little while, brought him back, told him about it, went back to it, so he just has to understand the flow of the game a little bit better.”

  • LW

    1-7 looks pretty bad! Non LOF must be yelling ‘take him out’.

  • Maknusia

    He did that, the first 2 games into the season, he called it as well, saying the ref’s are not familiar with his defensive play…but not that much now

  • yes, that’s not good
    being too careful to finesse shots in, maybe

  • sport

    Come on Lin makes some shots! ><"

  • TTNN

    it is not mental, it is really the play style. All a sudden, his playing style is no good. Even he got double double of it.

  • Maknusia

    he is forcing it a little and not letting it go…take a 2pter instead

  • blubell

    He is a hater…

  • Maknusia

    I would ignore him…not worth it

  • Promo Sports World

    It’s not consistent enough but he will get there

  • roberlin

    Kobe clearly going for the triple double.

  • cali7

    Clearly this guy wants the attn. If he said this ti begin with the response would be different.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy getting screened to death

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Yes!

  • webattorney

    Good screen on LIn for an easy shot.

  • BobbyH

    In many instances, Kobe looks to pass, instead of shooting (open shot). This tells that he is onto something.

  • Maknusia

    SHots are not falling, D is not as good…its 3 pt game now smh

  • How come Lin never got help when he was screened?
    Open lane to the rim

  • TTNN

    that’s a moving one though

  • Michael

    How was that not a moving screen ==

  • occupatio

    amazing and-1 by hill

  • roberlin

    the Lakers were playing zone.

  • Great effort and finish!

  • sport

    Nice hustle and teamball!

  • Lin with great steal. And great assist to Boozer! 😀

  • webattorney

    Good pass by Lin there.

  • JC

    Forget the misses, just keep shooting!

  • Maknusia

    finally boozer!

  • Promo Sports World

    Just do the little things tonight

  • blubell

    Go Jeremy!

  • Alaingrvis

    please lin get two shots

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looks like Wes is looking for Jeremy more.

    Wes: Let’s have another alley-oop..

  • sport

    Hill needs to get to the rim more often he got the height and body just lazy.

  • Promo Sports World

    Sounds like coach speak and I’ve heard coaches say that to me but sometimes only the coaches know what they are saying lol

  • John Lee

    So THAT’s what’s going on!

  • sport

    lol I think all fans wants more Alley-opps.

  • cshot

    3 pts a steal, and 2 assists? ahhh lins got to dig himself out :/

  • occupatio

    looks to me kobe has looked off lin in favor of others.

  • Promo Sports World

    Wesley was a lottery pick folks

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s Patrick “James Harden we gotta share the ball” Patterson!

  • Lin for 333333!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So for those ragging about Jeremy’s inconsistencies and other stuff….. that’s a 2 for you

  • Alaingrvis

    a 2

  • blubell

    long 2 🙂

  • webattorney

    A clear foul on Lin.

  • LW

    Kobe will get triple-double tonight!

  • argghhh

  • Kobe joined Lin with a long 2 :]

  • no doubt!
    That much contact and no foul?

  • BobbyH

    Kobe getting into shooting mode once he got 10 assists

  • occupatio

    refs are seriously haters

  • Alaingrvis

    refs strick again

  • Promo Sports World

    Lou Williams a very good player but come on ref

  • Pete Roces

    Im done with watching, NBA refs are biased, Lin will never shine in NBA coz NBA won’t allowed him.

  • Promo Sports World

    Hey BS check Nick on that shot kills momentum

  • webattorney

    I am beginning to agree with you.

  • Kobe with 2 bad decisions

  • webattorney

    Clank.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not strick, but sux.

  • Promo Sports World

    Well shots ain’t falling

  • 7iger

    Kobe get double double may be time for him to jack up shots.

  • Promo Sports World

    That swaggy P shot was totally horrible

  • Lin’s too far back behind 3PT line.

  • Alaingrvis

    shots is not falling today

  • occupatio

    wow some clueless post D by swaggy.

    lin is really frustrated by the officiating. he is mad

  • he got robbed 2FTs

  • BobbyH

    Lin will continue to fight.

  • Alaingrvis

    since his shot is off ill be happy with 10 points today

  • blubell

    Probably not the only thing frustrating him tonight.

  • cshot

    bye lin! that’s it for him today i bet

  • Why would Byron sub Lin with Price?
    Ellington would be more of a 3PT threat

  • Promo Sports World

    Come on

  • sws94

    Me too.

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe dead legs

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not gonna complain about his shots not falling.

    If I want a guy who can just shoot all day, I wouldn’t be here and I’d probably start a stephencurryportal.com

  • sws94

    He needs to rest.

  • 7iger

    His pg of choice

  • blubell

    He is going for 3D tho… lol

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe dead legs with a crazy shot

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Both N.Young and Kobe on the floor not effective.

  • LW

    It seems Kobe and Lakers have lost their cool and are jacking up shots from frustration after misses.

  • 7iger

    Lol Kobe can just fall by himself and get foul call but Lin..

  • MoominFloren

    Kobe is the only PG; Price is ball boy to PG

  • Price is a pristine 0pts/1ast/1TO

  • occupatio

    i have to wonder if the refs get together and have some implicit agreement/consensus about how to deal with lin. its not just a few faces, its so many of them.

  • Bearness

    Haven’t been watching the game. Is Lin’s shot off tonight, or is it Toronto’s D? Has he been driving?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ballboy for Kobe.

  • sport

    Kobe 3 more rebs from a triple double.

  • 7iger

    Kobe is the pg today.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lakers fans are pretty insane with the mvp chants

  • yeah, Lin struggled a bit with shooting but he’s aggressive to get things going.
    Refs robbed his FTs.

    Let’s hope Lin turn it on in the 4th quarter

  • Weifang

    so today, after the “adjustment” from last embarrassing game. Lin is no long controlling the offense. I have very bad feeling about this game. It’s Kobe’s “redemption” game. What a circus show. I hope they lose again.

  • sws94

    I hope Lin has a Mr. 4th quarter in him. He needs to take it to the hole and get to the foul line.

  • CJSHYY

    They called all the time… means nothing.. smh!

  • MoominFloren

    no… I bet at least 5 min for him, not reaching Lin’s PT rule

  • Yascar

    Here we go. They’re gonna lose this one methinks.

  • Carol Tiu

    That’s his goal today.

  • Michael

    Just another Lin foul

  • Alaingrvis

    hasnt been all year

  • 7iger

    Yeah but he got the pg title.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too.

  • ok, Price hit a 3.
    Lin might be back at 5 min left in Q4

  • sws94

    I hope so, can’t say I’m feeling much from him tonight. Best moment was the steal but there was a no-call at the other end.

  • Alaingrvis

    get fouls these refs lol

  • roberlin

    Or he might not be back at all. Lol.

  • blubell

    or not at all lol

  • MoominFloren

    Let’s hope they lose it again….Sorry I’m bad

  • Promo Sports World

    Yeah but Lou just destroyed him on offense

  • roberlin

    I said it first!

  • let’s see the bond between Byron and Price :]

  • IsabeliJane*17

    OPEN… if he wasn’t able to hit that..well…

  • occupatio

    lin said he doesnt play well when mad. hope he channels it well in 4th

  • blubell

    😛

  • cshot

    yep price hit his first 3 in like forever, and that will earn him the rest of the minutes of this game lol.. damn it

  • sport

    Hope Lin can at least get 15 points this game.

  • cshot

    very not likely

  • CJSHYY

    Looks like not going to happen today… ?!

  • roberlin

    How’s he going to get 10 points in 3 minutes of play in the fourth?

  • occupatio

    hehehehe

  • He wasn’t able to before that.
    His 3PT avg is 14.8%, maybe 15% now

  • LW

    Lin is just INCONSISTENT again.

  • Skwo

    I think BS definitely changed up the offensive scheme this game. No more running through Lin. BS was not happy with Lin’s 3rd quarter last game and it’s translating to this game. Shout out to my dad, who’s probably reading these comments, who told me Lin could either go for 20/10 or not do so good depending on how much weight BS’s comments had.

  • blubell

    because he is Mr. 4th quarter. duh. LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Your dad checks in here?

  • webattorney

    A shout out to all Irvine Lin fans who are watching this game.

  • occupatio

    AND HERE WE GO AGAIN. worthless unit to start the 4th quarter and will play 6 minutes

  • Alaingrvis

    ok this looks bad

  • webattorney

    Son, I told you. 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Another loss… unless somebody officiates this offense other than Kobe or this unit shoot 3s the whole day.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lou Williams going off

  • occupatio

    if the raptors had a clue, they would only guard swaggy

  • sport

    Exactly why Young loss the ball.

  • sws94

    You’re right. He has to start doing it as a Laker.

  • JT

    really like how lin is still shooting. Will definitely be beneficial long term, even though he’s off today

  • Promo Sports World

    Swaggy and JR Smith coaches nightmare

  • LW

    Lakers lost in the 3rd Q again!

  • 7iger

    Will BS wait til his regular sub pattern to put in starters?

  • joyce ward

    LOL, I wander what will be the excuse tonight.LOL

  • khomphuong2

    NO interaction between Lin and Lakers .

  • Just for the note, the game got away from the Lakers when Kobe made 2 bad decisions in Q3:
    1. to shoot 3pt early in shotclock, giving TOR a quick 3
    2. passed in traffic inside when Lin was open outside, TO, giving another quick TOR transition points

    So Kobe stopped passing and led to easy TOR points

  • occupatio

    i thought they stopped giving that ball swinging motion as a shooting foul.

  • sport

    Price with the dumb foul! BS seriously can’t see the reason for their loss is the 2nd unit?!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Not enough pace lol

  • yes, he’s very predictable

  • occupatio

    it wasnt. stop hating

  • webattorney

    Except for sending and receiving checks.

  • Promo Sports World

    Swaggy shot was bad too

  • Alaingrvis

    starters have to come back early if scott is smart

  • joyce ward

    What do You mean?

  • John Lee

    Ronnie Price the defensive specialist! Lakers down by 5. Basketball intangibles to you and I are the basketball “invisibles” to BS.

  • sport

    Nick Young the only one scoring for 2nd unit.

  • spiderman

    a big IF

  • Alaingrvis

    he wont

  • 7iger

    His last name is Scott not smart.

  • BobbyH

    What else. bad shooting from Lin.

  • Carol Tiu

    LOL

  • sport

    Timeout, cant BS put the starters back in now?

  • MoominFloren

    BS: LIn…..he’s not distributing well, his shoot is not falling. Lin is struggling as PG. Oops I forget Kobe is the PG tonight….

  • webattorney

    Will Kobe start to jack up shots now or pass?

  • LW

    Lin is ineffective tonight, so the starters are not any better.

  • Alaingrvis

    nope

  • anddan

    is it only me… LIN being freezed… and instructed to pass to 24 all the time… ??? what is the deal?

  • occupatio

    he will shoot. no doubt

  • well, a crime has been committed soooo …

  • MoominFloren

    Come on, you know the answer well

  • Promo Sports World

    And here is when the game is lost

  • JT

    LOL

  • John Lee

    Lin not allowed to outshine Kobe, PERIOD. Four game streak has to be stopped.

  • occupatio

    what matters is actually what kobe does to lin. and he has mostly looked off lin, even when hes open.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Go find some “effective” player you can go hug then.

    Don’t mind the door hitting you on your way out.

  • sws94

    Here’s where Scott fails. Bring in Lin now.

  • Sacre just went Kareem skyhook there

  • Carol Tiu

    Certainly not Kobe’s 11 assists!

  • anddan

    bone head plays?

  • Sacre-Abdul Jabbar!

  • webattorney

    BS should just leave the 2nd Unit and see how they do.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Working his behind off…

  • Promo Sports World

    Nice and cold

  • occupatio

    sacre gets all types of calls tonight

  • roberlin

    Is Lin even going to come back in?

  • occupatio

    white boy refs heh

  • 717

    Need OT for Lin to fix his stats.

  • Promo Sports World

    No

  • anddan

    KOBE is made to look good this game at all cost…

  • Lowry just burned Price there

  • Promo Sports World

    Back at this nonsens

  • 7iger

    I guess, bs going McHale

  • anddan

    correction… all the games

  • sport

    Starters not coming back in at all?!

  • Promo Sports World

    I promised not to get mad anymore so I won’t but its sad and unnecessary

  • John Lee

    Lowry and Vasquez LOVING Price!

  • anddan

    even if he is back.. doubt if he is allowed to do anything…

  • Carol Tiu

    Maybe BS will bring Jeremy back at 3:45.

  • occupatio

    well, we will see when the commercial ends. this is the time lin normally gets subbed in. 6min mark

  • webattorney

    I think not this game.

  • HY C

    Lin is going to be benched the whole 4Q again?

  • occupatio

    if not, then BS is making a statement. would be a d*ck move

  • Promo Sports World

    I say yes come on in and shoot

  • blubell

    BS benching them so it doesn’t look like he’s just benching Jeremy? lol

  • Weifang

    Lin’s double double is killing himself.

  • John Lee

    Let it tank, let it tank, can’t hold it back anymore… SING IT!!!

  • Soo.. the goal is to get Kobe his triple-double, 2 more rebs

  • sport

    Past 6 min mark already only 5 minutes and 28 seconds left!!

  • HY C

    Nvm, he is back

  • Promo Sports World

    Not in damn

  • occupatio

    had to wait for a break in game for sub to come in

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Elsa???

  • Lin is back in with 5:28

  • roberlin

    he’s in

  • Promo Sports World

    In ok

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s in.What’re you talking about?

  • sport

    Lin only getting 29 minutes again SMH!

  • Alaingrvis

    give him credit he could actually justify a bench today

  • Promo Sports World

    Had Lin wide open

  • MoominFloren

    Are u surprised?

  • anddan

    Young plays PG?!

  • Mamba thinks Lin’s no crime-fighter :]

  • Promo Sports World

    Selfish play by Kobe and bad play by young

  • joyce ward

    I disagree

  • Weifang

    Kobe’s double double? what a coincidence. Lol

  • 7iger

    Kobe really try hard to get triple double tonight

  • blubell

    Kobe is really fighting for rebound to get 3D

  • sport

    No Kobe’s 1 more rebound from Triple Double!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Byron.. you’re not coaching the Spurs who has great ballhandlers in EVERY position on the floor.

  • We might see Kobe shooting long 3 to get a long rebound here

  • Promo Sports World

    Would hate to play with Kobe #teamshaq

  • Promo Sports World

    Anyone going to say that bad play by young

  • IsabeliJane*17

    No. Just because his shots ain’t falling merits benching.

  • Promo Sports World

    Let’s blame Lin

  • Boozer with a costly TO

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Seriously?

  • roberlin

    kobe going into ball hog mode/

  • occupatio

    thats boozer passing from high post. scott lol

  • Promo Sports World

    No not really just noticing the BS

  • anddan

    he is permitted…

  • sport

    Will Kobe get that 10 rebound for his triple double?

  • Great play by Kobe.
    Not getting the ref’s call so pulled one move from his arsenal and drained it.

  • Promo Sports World

    U need the Lakers to lose playing everything through Kobe ball

  • Alaingrvis

    hope fully lin get atleast 2 points

  • sport

    Kobe playing well together, Lakers will most likely win.

  • Lin is doing everything right as a PG now.
    Clock management, feed Kobe and wait for his chances.

    Too aggressive and he’ll get benched

  • Alaingrvis

    i doubt it though

  • joyce ward

    Other words his being Derek Fisher’s number.LOL

  • anddan

    lol… = not a usual PG

  • Carol Tiu

    I’m sure they’ll make sure he gets his 3D

  • Weifang

    he will.

  • anddan

    they are arguing for Young’s foul?!

  • webattorney

    How as that a foul on Young?

  • occupatio

    wow these refs

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How was that a foul? I don’t get it…

  • occupatio

    lowry been really working it tonight tho

  • 7iger

    Bs call

  • Refs are robbing the Lakers blind in that horrible Lowry call.
    I think it’s the Vegas factor

  • webattorney

    Even worse than a foul on Lin.

  • MoominFloren

    Are lakers playing in the home court??? These ref are really BAD

  • anddan

    Kobe is not passing to Lin

  • What’s the Vegas line that these refs are betting?

  • webattorney

    Refs giving foul to Hill to compensate for a bad call.

  • anddan

    their refs are not for them

  • occupatio

    makeup call?

  • webattorney

    Yeah.

  • anddan

    announcer: good foul!

  • Promo Sports World

    Fish

  • 7iger

    Anything Kobe does looking good.

  • webattorney

    Young is mad. Good shot by him.

  • JT

    lin isn’t gonna get the chance to take a single shot is he..

  • Great pass by Kobe to find the open Swaggy for a 3

  • roberlin

    Lin’s being benched while he’s on the floor, lol.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s being floored

  • roberlin

    lol

  • occupatio

    just goes to show how hard it is to average like 15 pts per game. for every game like this by lin, he’s got to make up the lost difference in other games.

  • sport

    Lin being frozen out by teammates =/

  • BobbyH

    I am afraid starting from this game, this will be the norm.

  • Promo Sports World

    Swaggy and Kobe all the Love and Glory

  • it’s okay .. he’s playing good defense not letting his man score.
    Like Price, you know..

    Hope he’s ready for his chance to shoot

  • roberlin

    So reminiscent of those awful Houston days.

  • JT

    if its gonna be like this, i hope the lakers lose

  • webattorney

    Agree.

  • occupatio

    lin hides. he doesnt always make himself available for the pass.

  • Promo Sports World

    Welcome back to H-Town….as soon as clarkson gets minutes Jeremy is losing his….I’m not a believer in LA

  • BobbyH

    The work of Kobe and BS.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Clarkson is not even getting a burn

  • I hope the Lakers win
    Because Lin’s on the floor during crunch time in a win

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    I don’t fully trust any team except Spurs with Pops. Carlisle and Karl next best.

  • occupatio

    what a cool play by raptors. so simple too

  • Promo Sports World

    As soon as he can get minutes you will see…again I’m not a believer in LA doing anything for Lin

  • sport

    Can this game go to OT?

  • MoominFloren

    Me not.. That will make them believe it’s good to have Jeremy Fisher Lin

  • Alaingrvis

    lowry gets those calls

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ll believe it if he can even see a minute on the floor.

  • roberlin

    kobe going to hero-ball this team to a loss.

  • JT

    kobe and young will get all the glory, and a lakers win means nothing in the long run. a lakers loss would mean a possibility of change to their offense

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Game ovah.

  • Weifang

    I noticed Lin is playing really slow today, I mean really slow. Great work from BS

  • anddan

    dare to say what me thinking… wish LAL…

  • Sit back, ladies & gents
    Let’s just enjoy the Kobe show, Win or Lose.

    And if Lin gets a rebound, let’s hope he drains it

  • roberlin

    Lin out for his “bad” defense.

  • anddan

    taking LIN out…!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s out hehehe

  • blubell

    BS

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe iso

  • ok, Price is in for defense.
    He might get burned by Lowry here

  • John Lee

    Let’s enjoy the loss then.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lowry shoot a 3!

  • Carol Tiu

    Bricked both FTs lol

  • JT

    please lose Lakers

  • blubell

    Lin in

  • sport

    Kobe hero ball for the win or OT.

  • 7iger

    No chance getting past that flying shoes

  • blubell

    OT

  • OT

  • sport

    Knew it, OT!

  • anddan

    kobe-ball: the best result >>> tie

  • occupatio

    wow these refs.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sheesh Lakers are BAD at OT without Jeremy leading the offense.

  • roberlin

    Kobe zero-ball to OT.

  • Promo Sports World

    Not a believer in LA….joke a team right now….Dwight is a fool but he isn’t lying about LA

  • JT

    OT = Kobe show?

  • anddan

    Kobe will get triple double

  • ok, Kobe needs 1 rebound for a triple-double.
    Kobe show will continue.

    Let’s hope Lin gets his chance on offense

  • 7iger

    Hate this McHale jr.

  • occupatio

    well, i guess even kobe doesnt get the benefit of some calls

  • blubell

    Jr.? haha

  • sport

    Now Kobe will get his triple double of the game and be the hero lol.

  • MoominFloren

    Mr Clutch, it’s your time now!

  • Alaingrvis

    now lin can get some points

  • spiderman

    The great Kobe choked

  • anddan

    Price could have been called foul… so refs there acting in a rather curious way

  • BobbyH

    But but, wasn’t Lin told to be aggressive and assertive?

  • Carol Tiu

    No way they’re giving him the ball now.

  • sport

    Kobe hasn’t been getting calls cause he complains too much and he’s a lame duck in the game, retiring soon.

  • Michael

    Kobe: Yeah I know. I got this.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin always non existent in the fourth

  • Good to see Lin talk to his teammates before the jumpball

  • occupatio

    ed davis should be in this game

  • Alaingrvis

    its kobe i know

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is NO basketball.

  • Kobe with a bad shot but got the call

  • Dan Cohen

    WT.. I just got back from a bar..without knowing what is going on and saw lin is 2-10 and 2 assists??!! and 29 minutes!!! what??
    what happened.

  • sport

    Raptor starters going to foul out first! Lakers can take this!

  • roberlin

    Over/under – zero shots for any Laker besides Kobe.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe needs to retire.

  • MoominFloren

    He can get a rebound and made a reverse driving and 1…..I hope

  • Promo Sports World

    Karma

  • sport

    Kobe PG of the game is what happened. Lin missed shots in 1st quarter didn’t come back until 5:28 4th quarter.

  • JT

    I remember Mr. 4th Quarter. Haven’t seen any in LA, but I saw more of that even in Houston…..Hope for another portland game OT game, but I don’t think he’s gonna get a chance to shoot =(

  • Weifang

    Lin goes to Hollywood, I never thought it could become real.

  • occupatio

    what was kobe mad at lin about? not going past him on the wing?

  • roberlin

    KObe is going to take every shot in OT, book it. Lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    told him to drive

  • 7iger

    Doubt Kobe will pass much now.

  • Dan Cohen

    oh I c.. because lin has a d-d the other night..so they also have to show kobe can do d-d too..
    lol..
    j/k…but conspiracy theory maybe.

  • 717

    Kobe able to play 41 min no problem

  • Skwo

    If Lin got as many calls as Lowry then Lin would drive

  • Weifang

    I never doubt it for a sec.

  • Carol Tiu

    I think kobe and BS got too much into his head now, so he won’t be doing that less he gets a shorter leash.

  • sport

    Obviously, except Kobe will get his T-D if he gets 1 more rebound.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Tonight game, the Raptors vs the Kobes.

  • occupatio

    kobe got good look at basket. cant blame him for taking it

  • Dan Cohen

    how many career t-d does kobe have?

  • Weifang

    haha, look how slow Lin was…

  • Carol Tiu

    ISO brick.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This OT is soooo slow.

  • LAJane

    I find it impossible to read the tea leaves here. Press and FO have been good to Jeremy. We speculated Mitch was showing up to push BS into properly using him after Friday’s mess-up. Apparently not? We thought some of his teammates were getting with him ’cause they got that he was helping them shine. But tonight they’re supposedly looking him off? Do they think they got stuff done all by themselves, or has some internal political dynamic poisoned the well? For sure BS and Kobe did not like the negative attention from the Timberwolves loss. Making Jeremy pay? Really have no idea what the heck is going on…convoluted mess.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ???

  • Michael

    That was one funny shot Wes XD.

  • blubell

    Jeremy made similar 3 earlier too 🙂

  • Lin knew Wes Wild Shot well :>

  • JT

    0 shots by Lin so far in OT…unbelievable.

  • John Lee

    Just how BS likes it!

  • Michael

    My reaction was completely different. Guess I’m biased like the refs.

  • sport

    Game Over, Lakers win!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Who cares about triple-doubles? Right mentality should be care for the rings

  • LAJane

    Not so much j/k…I think he’s that childish. Surprising how insecure some very accomplished people can still be.

  • blubell

    finally. Jeremy scores!

  • 2pt layup by Lin, YEAH!!!!!

  • Maknusia

    nice!…Go Lin

  • roberlin

    A score by Lin!!

  • roberlin

    Nice one man fast break.

  • A nail in the coff-LIN!

  • occupatio

    i just knew lin was going to take it himself

  • Maknusia

    Long overdue!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Anybody who says Jeremy is sucky this game…you’re free to make your argument now. He just shot a 2 on fast break

  • sport

    Spoke too soon. 2 points! Lin did some intangiles, got some rebounds in OT! And 1 assist!

  • webattorney

    Defender thought Lin would pass.

  • Alaingrvis

    yes he got the point i wanted

  • John Lee

    Redeeming himself in OT!

  • occupatio

    once he ran with it, i knew he was shooting it himself. too much argh bottled up inside

  • roberlin

    J/k.

  • Michael

    As the mods would say, what’s your point?

  • sport

    Can Lin shoot a 3 for 10 points?

  • Alaingrvis

    his ppg

  • Maknusia

    One more rebound…Kobe gets his Triple-Double

  • LAJane

    Yes. Yes. and YES

  • roberlin

    Kobe got it. Woo hoo.

  • Lin is playing exactly like he needs to play in OT
    Play safely, feed Kobe, distributed the ball, managed the clock and make his layup

  • 7iger

    Young should has pass to the big man

  • JC

    Grats Kobe for triple double

  • Maknusia

    Another 3 from Lin would nice

  • sport

    Can’t be too risky in OT, gotta slow down and make right pass and shots.

  • occupatio

    swaggy should have passed it

  • roberlin

    Lin’s got some FTs

  • Lowry fouled Lin, 2FT! YEAH

  • we’ll take them, baby!

  • sport

    Thank You for the FTs for Lin, Lowry!

  • Maknusia

    I still stand by my earlier request…one more three!!!

  • blubell

    perfect from the line 🙂

  • Lin drained the 2 freebies!

  • 7iger

    He try to help Lin padding his stats

  • sport

    LOL anything to help his PPG average!

  • occupatio

    lowry was going for steal. not foul

  • Arsenium12 .

    Apparently, it’s the 20th triple-double of his career. (via Mike Trudell on twitter).

  • MoominFloren

    Mr Clutch

  • 2 more freebies!!!!!

  • sport

    Yay Lin will get his 11 point game!! LOL 6 points in OT!

  • blubell

    10 points!

  • Maknusia

    I’m happy now!!!!

  • Mr. CLUTCH!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BIGGGGGG FTs

  • roberlin

    CLUTCH FREE THROWS!

  • sport

    Keep Fouling Lin so he can get 15 points LMAO!

  • Chipdip

    never never count Lin out! never

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Raptors, that’s what you get for trying to steal the ball from Jeremy

  • BobbyH

    Why BS looked so upset?

  • webattorney

    Lin has best FT % on Lakers, so it’s good for him.

  • sport

    11 Baby!

  • LAJane

    SO HAPPY for that gift…but really, why would they foul the guy who can make FTs.

  • blubell

    6 pts in OT

  • orLinaryjoe

    another 2 freebie! YES!

  • This was getting to be more like 76ers game in 2012 where Lin made about 10FTs to close the game 😀

  • 7iger

    Lin padding his stats

  • occupatio

    bill mcdonald is an azz. he singled out lin again for those missed free throws earlier, and pinned the loss on him. jesus

  • sport

    Of course, Lakers needed to defend the 3, they allowed Raptors to cut it to 5 points!

  • Chipdip

    He is upset the raptors foul Jeremy instead of Kobe

  • Maknusia

    lol…you dont want the game to slipaway now

  • cshot

    the PADDING i like it!!!

  • Carol Tiu

    Will Jeremy get his 15 pts? lol

  • LAJane

    He so does not want Mr. Clutch to show up.

  • roberlin

    that was a stupid foul.

  • sport

    Lakers Win!

  • JT

    i love these FTs

  • webattorney

    Lin fouled like a sissy.

  • occupatio

    lol lin being so stupid

  • Lin with the bad foul on Lowry but.. it’s okayyy :>

  • BuzzerBeater

    what’d he do? Im not watching

  • LW

    Headline: Kobe leads Lakers to a rare win with triple-double perfomance!

  • occupatio

    lowry played a great game

  • Lakers is undefeated ….. 3-0 against the Eastern teams 😀

  • orLinaryjoe

    Dam, gotta do it right! Not like that!

  • blubell

    I feel bad for Fields

  • Maknusia

    fields coming in now?!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Did we win?

  • webattorney

    That was a funny foul. 🙂 Little pat on the arm.

  • roberlin

    well, it started off really badly, ended pretty well. Nice comeback for Lin in OT.

  • Alaingrvis

    so happy lin with 6 points when it counted

  • CaliUSMC

    I give lin a C-. Good team win.

  • Maknusia

    yes yes yes!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What do you want him to do? Make Lowry bleed? Foul him in the head hard bordering on flagrant?

  • sport

    Did Lin’s FT% go back up to 90 after this game?

  • BuzzerBeater

    lol its crazy! even against the TOP seed in the East, dang the Leastern Conference is THAT bad.

    This is great, this win was unexpected, it makes up for the loss against Minny which shouldve been a win. I’ll take it XD

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I know but wasn’t sure. lol

  • John Lee

    Worst team in the West (per BS) beats best team in the East as Lakers remain undefeated vs. EC.

  • Chipdip

    I did not watch the game, just saw that he was 10 for 28 though

  • webattorney

    C+. Just missed some shots.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Bear hug him. Don’t have to hurt him. Just needs a hug! 🙂

  • Worthy jogging around the announcer booth to celebrate the WIN 😀
    3 times.. He’s funny!

  • Alaingrvis

    the east suck lets be honest

  • MoominFloren

    6 pts in OT! Love it

  • Maknusia

    This is a HUGE win!….

  • occupatio

    lin was 3 for 11 tonight. ouch

  • roberlin

    Lakers would be playoff contenders in the east.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well he doesn’t want to bear hug the guy. That doesn’t make him soft or something.

  • sws94

    Happens sometimes. He bounces back with an 8-11 and he’s fine.

  • joyce ward

    I ain’t even mad, at least shot.

  • 7iger

    Lol worthy so happy he run around like a kid.

  • MomentousPetey

    Stu Lantz shud stfu sometimes…smh

  • blubell

    I can’t believe they did that to Fields….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is still un-determined role.

  • roberlin

    better than how it started

  • Chipdip

    Damx the Lakers beat my hometown team! … well… a win for Jeremy is worth it… Toronto can beat others later 😉

  • webattorney

    Hold his arm. Tie him up. You look at that foul and tell me that was a good foul. Everyone agrees with me.

  • kauaiblue

    How did he do?

  • sws94

    The FTs were clutch. It’ll help Byron have faith in him. Did good things defensively too except for the dumb foul at the end of the game.

  • I actually gave him a B- since he delivered in the end.
    Didn’t shoot well but didn’t get too over-aggressive in the 4th Q and OT.

    Basically be Price who can score and ice the game 😀
    Being a safe PG with good clock management and keep Kobe happy

  • Chipdip

    Just an off night but he fought hard… I think

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Everyone goes thru a shooting clump, I’m fine with it…since he remained aggressive and a factor at OT

  • yup,. against #1 Eastern Team

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t care how he fouls him.FYI there is only one agreeing with you here.

  • JC

    he did good at the crunch time though

  • joyce ward

    It’s about time you showed up here…welcome.LOL

  • webattorney

    OrdinaryJoe agrees with me. Show me if anyone agrees with you.

  • MoominFloren

    Doesn’t matter. He scored in OT is more important

  • orLinaryjoe

    Glad he took that last drive instead of giving up and passing.

  • webattorney

    Agreed.

  • 717

    Picked up 6 pts and 1 a in OT. Now Lin just needs to ask to be traded to get the F away from the Kobe show.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Two upvotes. Seriously? That’s YOUR argument? Who is agreed on or something.

  • LW

    Fireworks in the Staples Center!

  • John Lee

    Yes, and we should be thankful. 🙂

  • sport

    Knowing Lin he’d rather have a the win than meaningless stats. They need to win all those eastern road games to have hope for playoffs.

  • webattorney

    Get another person to agree with you. You looked at the video, seriously?

  • Maknusia

    A winnable game against MIN would have put us 2 wins back to back! sigh

    anyways, I will take this win! And the win on next game as well. Thats definitely a winnable game

  • JT

    they have no hope left

  • Alaingrvis

    lol yea probably

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t need anyone to agree with me.I’m not a scaredy cat like you who can’t stand on HIS own feet to defend HIS own argument on HIS own without anyone else “backing” him up

  • Maknusia

    clap clap

  • orLinaryjoe

    just saying it was not smart play. Either go all in, or let him go at that point. not worth arguing about.

  • JC

    If Kobe plays every game like tonight(passing more)lakers will be a playoff team

  • Chipdip

    A from me… a win is A …;-)

  • Maknusia

    All of us are!!!!

  • webattorney

    Yeap. Either don’t foul, or make sure Lowry doesn’t make the shot. A bad foul.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, got to give credit to Kobe

  • 717

    Hope ended when they lost to the depleted TankingWolves and benched Lin.

  • Chipdip

    Bingo!

  • Maknusia

    C+ to B- from me

  • webattorney

    You are the one who is getting too sensitive. You are letting your bias show like the refs. It’s an obvious observation.

  • Jedi

    Well…he needed overtime to salvage a stat line that looks okay on paper. But I’m satisfied cos it won’t be a topic of discussion by the announcers now for the next game. Or at least they won’t keep harping on it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    correction.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The argument here is saying Jeremy fouls like a girl, not even complaining about the play.Tell that to your friend Mr. Macho webattorney here.

  • Maknusia

    So is this a new formula, Kobe running the offense?!!!

  • webattorney

    I said Lin fouled like a sissy, not Lin is a sissy. He did on that play, so just accept it and move on.

  • orLinaryjoe

    haha. that’s the way to look at it!

  • anddan

    the script before the game: Kobe to look good and in complete control …. Lin is to be contained… all to justify the last game…

  • sport

    60+ games left, still time but Lakers need to chase back some wins.

  • Carol Tiu

    Meanwhile what happens to Jeremy?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Damage already done.

  • LAJane

    I’d be happy to give him credit if he just didn’t seem to look Jeremy off so often. LOF here 🙂

  • khomphuong2

    When the dude who didn't chip in grabs the last slice of pizza. RT pic.twitter.com/uOWU04Patc— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) December 1, 2014

  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL bias over who, Mr. Macho webattorney?

  • TTNN

    count the assist

  • webattorney

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Just admit you were wrong and move on.

  • anddan

    feel that they are trying to feature only Bryant and Young in this game

  • Maknusia

    unfortunately thats how NBA is, its not only Jeremy.

    Yeah, I felt bad as well. Imagine how fans for LFields would have felt?! Urgh…dont want to be there

  • 717

    + assist on 3 pointer

  • sport

    Nick Young had 2 single digit games before bouncing back. Lin needs to keep shooting 12-15 FGAs.

  • webattorney

    You are using a wrong example to make a point. Use a better example.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL you wish.

  • LAJane

    Sadly, I think so too.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ok so you’re saying my point is stupid?That’s good reason enough.

  • sport

    Lin struggles when he’s not the PG, wonder what he can do to over come that this season especially playing with Kobe.

  • blubell
  • Jedi

    So does that mean that they will count it as he played in this game, but has 0 stats?
    Man…that’s just wrong. How is he gonna get a new contract with that kind of average?

  • BuzzerBeater

    I only watched the 1st half.
    I know it was all Kobe running the offense, but honestly I’ll take it if it means getting others involved over him hogging it all to himself infinitely chucking bricks. And to his credit, he made some wonderful passes.
    Today JLin’s shot just wasnt there, but it happens. He’s been shooting great this season, he was due for an off night.
    Next game if Kobe’s still playing PG, Im sure JLin’s shot will be on and if it gets Jeremy 20+ points Im happy 😛

  • orLinaryjoe

    Woot! Jlin dominated 4th with 9 of the 20 points in 4th, even w/ kobe! Cheers!

  • blubell

    Assist to Wes’ 3 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Hope it’s only for today…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bad shooting night for Lin but still 11 pts and a W? We love it.

  • blubell

    Why couldn’t they just bring in someone else who has already played like Stu mentioned?

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Young was shooting well today. I guess it’s only Kobe.

  • Maknusia

    I didnt get the feel…I saw Kobe played within the flow and not force passing. Although the rebounds, was a known fact, he is going for the stat.

    End if the day, if the formula works and gets a win, why not.

    Jeremy just needs to figure out how remain relevant and be aggressive. Cuts, spacing, defense, driving and killer shots

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Tell that to your friend webattorney who is saying I’m stupid. Too bad.. wrong move.

  • JC

    I didn’t watch the game, it only shows Kobe more willing to pass tonight, but did he handle the ball all the time? Of course I would be glad if Kobe plays off the ball and still willing to pass, Lin should awalys be given the key to be the pg and direct the offense.

  • Maknusia

    Next game is definitely a winnable game…

  • roberlin

    This game to me shows why Lin fans need to always root for the Lakers to win, no matter how badly Lin is getting treated (benched, iced out, etc). When Lakers LOSE, the miscues by Lin get magnified. When they win, they don’t. Lol.

    If they had won the Minnesota game, the focus would have been on Lin’s double-double, instead of being benched at the end of the game. Because they lost, Lin’s double-double got lost in focusing on all the Laker negatives.

    Tonight, because of the win, we can focus on Lin’s strong OT performance, and we’ll forget his silly foul of Lowry at the end and his shaky start.

  • Dan Cohen

    told you…when lin fans from taiwan come and see him..he doesn’t play well.
    Just like when young’s wife watch him, young didn’t do well.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You’re jumping ahead to the future. Iggy’s a girlfriend for now. 🙂

  • JC

    Kobe’s not playing as a pg tonight did he?

  • Maknusia

    very true…thats how tings are…win is always nice and brushes off all the other problems.

  • Dan Cohen

    suxs.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… thanks! I lurk a lot… i was wondering where u went!

  • blubell

    We said that about MIN game… so…

  • Briiick

    Kobe had a tremendous game tonight. He played the point most of the time as he used to do with Nash, and made good decisions rather than forced things. I think Kobe at his age can still make great impact as long as he sticks to Only One Role at a time, PG or SG.

  • roberlin

    exactly.

  • Jedi

    Lol…you did say that, and I was thinking about it as I watched the game.

  • BuzzerBeater

    But this is an Eastern team! Lakers eat them for lunch!

  • Dan Cohen

    If this was houston, they still talk about his stupidity.. But this is LA so it’s good.

  • Alaingrvis

    can a guys miss some shots it happens. still got 11 which is a good sign

  • orLinaryjoe

    Agree. He still getting major minutes, and played through 4th even though he was having bad shooting nite. Needs to remain calm and be proactive.

  • blubell

    Jeremy has been averaging over 2 steals in the last 4 games.

  • BuzzerBeater

    fans from Taiwan went to see him today?

  • Dan Cohen

    uhoh..based on this game will how will the line up change now.

  • Maknusia

    I dont even want to remember Houston!

  • blubell

    Haha. Let’s hope so!

  • Chipdip

    Zero Turn over…Zero!!!!!

  • sws94

    So, we see Byron went back to Lin. He did it late, as usual, but he did it. And he stuck with Lin in OT and it paid off for him with the clutch FTs. Lakers boards are saying LIn was good in OT (except for the stupid foul at the end of the game).

  • Alaingrvis

    got to be happy with scott with staying with lin. today was one of those days subbing ellington in would make sense. but he didnt. i give him credit. we all know and remember bev playing overtime while lin was the starter

  • John Lee

    Nah, Lin clutch in OT and got the win vs top East team.

  • Maknusia

    really, I thought he had one TO…hmmm

  • TTNN

    exactly!

  • joyce ward

    Good win for the team’s morale. We all knew was going to be the Kobe show after lin’s double. double. I am happy for Kobe, he will get his props in from the media, but he just showed that no “superstar” player is coming to LA to play with him. I also noticed that Scott put lin back in OT. Anyway glad lin got his points.

  • sws94

    I’d rather him make 2 or 3 and play more decisively. The 0 TOs didn’t show him having a strong game. He got his stats in OT and 4 free points (he nailed them, but they were free points).

  • sws94

    Lin played most, if not all, of the OT. He was there at the end of regulation too. It looked like Byron may not put Lin back in but he put him back in around 5 minutes I think.

  • Dan Cohen

    but kobe was the main thing.. that kept them in the gam

  • Dan Cohen

    he pull him out during regulation near the end of the game today too..what was that about.

  • joyce ward

    Because I think he was getting done on defense.

  • blubell

    So what will Kobe do after Jeremy gets a 3D? Lol. Scary thought.

  • Yascar

    I don’t know. Considering how it started, it’s not so bad. He could’ve ended up with 5/1/2 tonight in a loss. I’ll take this stat line. I just hope he gets it together for the road. And I’m so glad he stayed aggressive till the very end.

  • LAJane

    There’s no figuring out how to remain relevant because the dynamic of his teammates is so completely inconsistent – include him sometimes, sometimes not. I think the best he can do is as orLinaryjoe says below: “remain calm and be proactive”. Keep his emotions in control and keep his own aggressiveness up front. I think at this point all other factors are unreliable and uncontrollable.

  • JW

    Felt asleep for 2nd half. Good to see it was a win.

    Lin has 2nd highest minutes after Kobe. Did he play the whole OT? Sounded like he contributed some other way.

    7 players in double digits, but probably more Kobe today though.

  • John Lee

    Yes but the point being Lin redeemed himself and did pull through in OT, and does not merit a demotion.

  • Maknusia

    80pt game is coming then! lol

  • joyce ward

    I think lin was in foul trouble. The one thing about Scott he doesn’t care if you foul opposite team to stop a play.

  • blubell

    Like I said… scary…

  • JW

    He had 4 fouls total. so foul trouble should not be the case.

  • Carol Tiu

    Jeremy was his ball boy tonight, just like Price, Fisher, etc…

  • roberlin

    pulled for defense

  • Dan Cohen

    yes.like during the roxieorgie game

  • Dan Cohen

    tell them to stop coming.lol

  • Carol Tiu

    Kobe and BS seemed bent on putting Jeremy on his place after that fiasco vs Twolves.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Question: what happened to Fields that he’s buried way deep to the bench? Injury? Lowry can’t feed him good passes? Really low on the pecking order?

  • joyce ward

    somebody above said pulled for defense, when lowry scored a layup. he put price in and then Lowry?Vasquez was serving him on a platter, and quickly put lin back in.

  • LAJane

    allegedly. (yikes, I’m slipping towards the dark side…)

  • BuzzerBeater

    Never recovered from his elbow and his confidence is non-existent 🙁

    Makes me sad to say it but after his contract is over this year, that’s the end for him in the NBA.

  • Chipdip

    The Lakers now has the exact record with the Knicks 4-14. This is the turning point for the Lakers to go up and smoke the Knicks behind…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Aww that’s bad.. really bad.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Good win. We have to remember, we’re all Lincentric, but the team is Kobecentric. As long as Lin gets his minutes, some good stats, and not blame for losses, I’m good.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, they have to at least top them.

  • Acbc

    Lol, my joke prediction came true. LIN had to keep his scoring down so that he could help the Lakers win in OT.

    I’ll give Kobe another 8 games to improve his attitude and play as a team instead of his own agenda. Even though the team won, LIN lost IMO. Kobe and the Lakers are playing a dangerous game of dare with Lin. He can walk at the end of the year if kobe doesn’t play nice. Lakers will lose LIN if they aren’t careful.

  • LAJane

    Thanks for the reminder. (breathe…)

  • Chipdip

    yes… that’ll be sweet. Even sweeter is the Lakers gets to playoff and beat the Rockets.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Like gelato sweet

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hilarious locker room interview of Swaggy with Jordan Hill video bombing…

  • Maknusia

    extremely slim…getting into playoffs

  • Yascar

    Yeah I feel sad about that. Makes me feel a little thankful that at least Jeremy is still swinging and relevant. It could have been much worse I guess.

  • orLinaryjoe

    gotta dream big

  • BuzzerBeater

    Not able to watch so I hope JLination uploads it, the Swaggy/Hill interview from a few games ago made me LOL

  • Maknusia

    we all do as well…Playoff it is!

  • joyce ward

    Really Kobe, somebody get him an inhaler…LOL

    https://twitter.com/OnlyTheNBA/status/539296152890642432

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The interview got hilarious when Swaggy was asked about how he feels that his parents already met Iggy’s parents..

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    because he’s not handling the ball much……but it’s always good to have a big zero in TO column

  • joyce ward

    I am glad Lin got his stats, that is all I care about. I hope he keeps shooting.

  • sport

    Maybe he can become a scout just like Jared Jefferies.

  • JoeTeam

    where Fields is at from Stanford and where Lin is at from not accepted by Stanford is why I feel lucky that Lin is in the league doing great even with good guys like fields who then don’t do as well.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    me too bummed I missed OT. Anybody know where one can watch replays?

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Now I don’t know Lin can stay in LA or not after what Scott said today… BTW, did that reporter ask him by himself only? I didn’t see any other reporter tweet anything like this before the game?

  • CJSHYY

    So from now on he will be PG not Lin?

  • Carol Tiu

    I guess that means playing under the radar all season long 🙁

  • orLinaryjoe

    I missed this part. What was the tweet?

  • blubell
  • sport

    Lin last to be interviewed today?

  • MoominFloren

    Aw……he’s now expecting a Jeremy Fisher Lin…..

  • joyce ward

    Also, this a very positive lin site and all constructive criticism is welcome. If you are a half empty person who only sees the negative, please don’t bring your drama here, because all it does is take away all of the positive energy from this site, Remember your words frame your world, so you need to reflect back on what kind of picture you are framing with your words. not directed at anybody, just a food for thought. I myself had a reflection moment on my own words.❤ ❤

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I like how he played his position – constantly on the move to find his shots and athletic. Complimented Jeremy’s game in every way possible.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I guess. He’s up next.

  • JJ Hui

    I already predicted Kobe didn’t like Lin steals his spotlight! Lin’s double double is not sitting well with Kobe! It is James Hogden situation, jeolousy!

  • blubell

    “Positively Bringing Together JLin Fans” is our motto/vision here 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    yep, he was so good with J during Linsanity. Hope he gets another contract and works his way back to relevance because he can really cut and alley oop, take the corner shots.

  • Alaingrvis

    relax.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Naw. He needs to keep on doing what he is doing. Stops and steals. Shoots when he gets opportunity. Pass when it is there.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t care, just as lin is a starter and gets his stats, because kobe’s body will eventually break down on him.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Exactly☺ ☺ ☺

  • JoeTeam

    great post! yes, once you say something nasty to someone in real life, it’s never unsaid. That’s why so many people here come back and have multiple identities, not because they are banned forever, but because they are unable to admit their down cycles, embarrassment, etc.

  • JJ Hui

    That is true! He is getting old!

  • Alaingrvis

    sometime things dont go your way. its how you react to it that matters. lin was missing but kept going and played smart

  • John Lee

    As if fans couldn’t tell. LOL

    The writing has been on the wall for well over a decade, so zero need to spell it out now.

  • joyce ward

    That is exactly why no “superstar player” will be coming to the Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    Haha…..weak…

  • CJSHYY

    OMG, he finally said it…

  • Maknusia

    you are back!…..

  • John Lee

    So he’s like a moody, jealous wife? Kobe needs to practice on his metaphors…

    But hey, at least now he’s honest.

  • Brent Yen

    Just moved all the stuff into the house and this is the 1st thing I see. I just lost every respect I have to Kobe.

  • joyce ward
  • blubell

    LOL. A diva.

  • grover chang

    LOL. That’s Big Game James. My favorite player from the Lakers showtime era.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    I cant see the tweet right now…what did he say?

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe: “You know the saying happy wife happy life? The same thing goes around here. If I’m upset, everybody’s going to have a bad day.”

  • blubell
  • Carol Tiu

    I think it’s not Jeremy’s dbl-dbl per se, but how people were turning against him (Kobe) and BS, and favoring Jeremy.

  • joyce ward

    A very true and sad statement, because is that what they do in their real life?

  • Brent Yen

    Yes Ma’am

  • JoeTeam

    that’s what I said, which is why LAL loses. Kobe has to get his emotions under control. His energy spreads.

  • Maknusia

    I’m not surprised, thats typical of Kobe. Old veteran as he is, it happens.

  • CJSHYY

    Joyce, did you see this before?

  • Acbc

    Batman also killed then joker.

  • JoeTeam

    how much respect did you have for him? Me, very little. Just admire some of his moves. He’s not a team player, and he has no problem having a bad household.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Lin always gives great interviews…

  • Brent Yen

    I respect that 5 rings…ha….and that is pretty much it.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm… isn’t it getting colder there? He’s just wearing that shirt going to Detroit?

  • blubell
  • Jedi

    I laughed.

  • grover chang

    I still like how Lin responded today. The one consistency is he always is thinking how could I contribute for a win. Poor shooting, but good defense, no turnovers, and clutch free throws. And most importantly a win. Thank God for a win.

  • Brent Yen

    Well…..just one win and now he wants to show that toughness…

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Kobe can be a great PG, is a super SG. He did the point with Nash before so there is no surprise here. The problem is how long can Kobe resist the temptation to play both PG and SG ? That has been proven to be bad for the last 3 seasons.

  • JoeTeam

    well. you’ve hear the saying ‘two-faced”? heh heh. Thanks for always keeping it real, I have faith in any community you stand by, for.

  • blubell

    player coach of the year 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I spot dad.. I mean Mr Gie Ming…

  • joyce ward

    Sorry, not a Nick Young fan. I think he is probable very nice and respect his game,, but I live in LA and he wants that Hollywood Shine

  • Jedi

    Maybe he’s being REALLY accurate.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess the bottom line is he needs to have production too.

  • blubell

    yes. photobombing 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    sweet, right outta the locker room given the shirt nice guy Lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looks like he went straight to Staples after church service.

  • Alaingrvis

    nick young was Hilarius today in the interviews

  • joyce ward

    Exactly.

  • blubell

    Late service then.

  • joyce ward

    nope

  • JJ Hui

    So, that means Kobe will be the point guard from now on? He forgotten it was him who lost most of the games by throwing bricks and iso and everyone not happy after losing those winnable games!

  • JoeTeam

    oh, yes. I forgot about those given it’s Kobe. Almost a senior citizen ha ha.

  • HY C

    at least my trip to LA to watch the 4 home games is not a total disappointment ^_^
    uploading vids onto Instagram (hyca73) now…

    I had a lower level seat today than the past 3 games, and could see a little bit more clearly:
    – regarding interactions with the coaches: I didn’t see much of him with HC (except for the time when BS was disagreeing with the ref, and Lin tried to calm him down)
    – AS Eyen talked to Lin more than HC
    – AS Madsen greeted JLin when he was out at around 3 min mark in 1Q (felt like he was comforting him, even though I know it’s the usual time he is pulled out), another time is when JLin had a wonderful assist (forgot which Q)
    – got to admit Kobe did fight very hard
    – Lin was instructing teammates this and that, but I felt O still went thru Kobe a lot

    – I was expecting Lin would meet or talk to Fields or PPat, but didn’t see it
    – after the game, he went to TOR bench, but only talked to a guy in suit, then got interviewed (on TV or something)

  • blubell

    Where is mom? 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Congrat! You even got a bonus OT time!

  • KHuang

    Great post, Administration.

    It’s nice to be able to come onto this site and read truthful unbiased commentary about Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    Is it worth the time to watch the game in my DVR?

  • KHuang

    No, Bryant cannot be a great or even a decent PG.

    He lacks unselfishness and team fundamentals.

  • grover chang

    Really. I think they are tired of losing. Maybe the Lakers hit rock bottom after the wolves lost. So no they are playing better defense and Kobe is ready to pass rather then shoot. Because shooting just gave them a 3-13 record.

  • blubell

    Thanks for sharing!
    I thought I saw Jeremy and Fields shook hands on the court right after the game ended….

  • blubell

    Maybe just the OT.

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks, so happy you saw a Lin win and him contributing to 9 pts in OT. Did you feel a surge with Lin/for Lin as OT developed? On TV, every time Lin makes a 3, I hear cheering and oohhh when he misses, so do fans in Staples have that energy for him?

  • KHuang

    Lin had a typical Jason Kidd type of game!

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    I’m so tired of haters INVENTING wrongs that Lin and Lin fans allegedly do.

    This is a clean site devoid of such fools, and I like this place!

  • grover chang

    Kobe really likes using a lot of metaphors now that he is old. “Fire Hydrants. Happy Wife.” Kobe must be thinking a lot while he gets to skip practice.

  • grover chang

    Lin sounds like a seasoned vet now. Very calm and self aware.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    In the ladies’ room 🙂

  • JJ Hui

    Wow, Kobe is really self center!

  • Alaingrvis

    cold in cali

  • grover chang

    I think that is Lin’s aim too, but win at the same time. Set the tempo, shoot at his spots, help on defense, get loose 50/50 balls. Come out smelling like a productive, efficient pg that could help a team win and not be the star. I don’t think Lin could ever be the star on a team, always breeds too much jealousy and drama. Maybe he has come to realize that too.

  • Alaingrvis

    how

  • Alaingrvis

    he basicallly said lin plays better mad he plays better calm

  • grover chang

    I like to add 1 Win at the end as the “bottom line.”

  • blubell

    I guess he didn’t hear Kobe’s happy wife commment. lol
    https://twitter.com/bgarcia90/status/539307269385891840

  • blubell

    of course. makes all the difference 🙂

  • HY C

    yes, fans did do that, but LAL fans are still mostly Kobe’s fans, and NYoung is also a fan favorite. Both of them got very load cheers.

  • joyce ward

    Anybody think that Lin will stay with the Lakers after this season?

  • cali7

    Is the “he” referring to kobe or is kobe talking about lin?

  • Glad you got to enjoy Lin’s clutch FTs in OT and a big win for the Lakers in the final game :>
    Too bad Lin didn’t have a good shooting night but he gave his best and helped Lakers win

  • Alaingrvis

    could be isnt quoted right

  • Alaingrvis

    likly

  • grover chang

    i think there is a good chance. Scott has maybe given clues that he doesn’t trust Lin, but Lin is starting and playing a lot of minutes. Off the court Lin is very happy with his life. I could see him staying because of the city and he gets to start.

  • sws94

    Depends on how things go, Joyce. It’s still relatively early in the season. I don’t think he should for more than 2 years if the Lakers want him and he decides to stay.

  • sws94

    Scott isn’t standing on solid ground. This team is underperforming under his coaching.

  • too early to tell as Lin is still not finding his role with the Lakers.

    If LA makes him a good offer after Lin performing even better with some Linsanity games towards the end of the season, maybe.

  • 717

    No! He has to get away from Kobe.

  • sws94

    Kobe was really mad tonight. Lin can’t get as mad as Kobe gets.

  • CaliUSMC

    hmmm RIP BETH

  • grover chang

    True. It really seems pretty simple on how Scott could make this team better. He seems to blind to see it it. We’ve discussed those point to death in the past.

  • sws94

    We have not seen a Linsanity game. A few Linsanity quarters, but not a whole game yet. I’m still waiting for that 30 point game. Highest scoring game is only 21 and highest assist are 11 or 12 I believe? Those are nice numbers but when Lin gets on a roll where he hits 7-10 3 pointers, goes to the line for 11-12 FTs and hits a few drives, and does some good things in crunch time, that’ll be his Linsanity game and the Lakers fans will go, wow, this guy is really good.

  • joyce ward

    I think that will just offer him only 2 years because lin is one og the best free agents point guards in 2015. Lin justs needs to keep his stats

  • CJSHYY

    I used to but not anymore… Just read this from Chinese news said Lin went to high 5 Kobe after he made the shot twice today but Kobe just ignored him?! Anyone saw that? I didn’t …

  • sws94

    Unless they go for Dragic. But Dragic is pretty blah so far this season.

  • sport

    Actually he said Kobe plays better mad, Lin plays worst when he’s mad.

  • Carol Tiu

    That’s really sad. I believe otherwise though about him being the star on a team 🙂

  • yup, the closest one was the Clippers game that Lakers lost due to ref bad call.

    Unfortunately, Linsanity games can only come when Kobe is resting so we have to wait and see. Kobe is too dominant to let anyone take over to take big shots in crunch time.

  • joyce ward

    I agree, and I think he is slowly becoming a fan favorite. Also as i posted earlier that lin had tied to play bball the NBA way, and they are not ready for him. I think Lin will approach them with his next contract with the business side of things. Lin is really making his brand known in China and Adidas is working with him on becoming the face of Adidas in China. Also lin bought shares in the internet sports network. I think will sell that aspect of his game also.

  • sport

    Really want Lin to have his own team and be the franchise player. During Linsanity he was the go to guy with both Amare and Melo out and took crunch time shots. He won’t be able to do that with Kobe still around. Hope a team offers him a max contract.

  • joyce ward

    Somebody went to the game tonight and they didn’t report that.

  • joyce ward

    Dragic is not a franchise player and he doesn’t bring any marketing aspects to the Lakers. Lakers are about business.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m convinced the LAL losses are mounting in part due to Kobe being unable to control his emotions and putting too much negative pressure on people. Basically, Coach Nick called it out – you play mad, and you lose.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/36753/woody-melo-has-to-control-his-emotions

    Coach Nick on meltdowns:

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks! Must have been exciting … have a save trip home.

  • JJ Hui

    He is so self center and childish to say something like this! The more i know about him the more i dont like him!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I just saw JLin went to Kobe and Kobe sort of going to the other way, too quick for me to make out whether Kobe did eventually acknowledge it or not for the screen just changed to do the repeat. Best if the in game fans saw this or not. Maybe soon we will find some fans webcam so that this can be verified or not.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m glad you like it!

  • JJ Hui

    Check what he said about the happy wife happy life!

  • sws94

    OK.

  • bolero

    saw that , on another camera angle, it seems he didn;t noticed Lin..

  • real-dsb

    Byron deserves some credit for that.

  • BobbyH

    The thing is would Lakers wants Lin? If so, the FO should fire BS and have a new coach that can control Kobe and play Lin’s strength. Otherwise, I don’t see LA is the future for Lin.

  • JJ Hui

    .? Who? Who is Beth?