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Will Lin win his matchup vs John Wall again? Will Lin perform more PG responsibilities because Kobe is fatigued?

How many TOVs will Kobe have before Lin is asked to resume his playmaking duties?

Let’s go, JLin!


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Let’s go, JLin!
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 Tonight’s new hottie is “JLin Spicy Buffalo Burger!”  :mrgreen:

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Learned to claim my first before plugging post that I would like to post. Good strategy!!!!!!!!
    https://twitter.com/JMichaelCSN/status/540279760396771329

  • CaliUSMC

    HelloO?

  • Someone is ready for the game!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hi r u there????!!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    DId he put Lin and Wall reversed in that tweet?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is but not me:-) Believe I can still watch the first half if I want to but probably not. Need to finish my late assessment. Submit it before going to my followup appointment with oncologist.

  • CaliUSMC

    Wait u beat me? Ugh

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. I did:-) You still can claim to be the first male:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Congrats! Wow I didn’t even see it pop-up

  • Jedi

    Haha, did I teach you that lesson?

  • Jedi

    Actually you can say the same about us. Lots of people already here (in this thread) because of this Jeremy Lin guy.

  • cali7

    Point guard match-ups and comparison of stats are misleading when one of them isn’t getting to be a PG.

  • Brent Yen

    They are kidding right? They said Gortat is poor man’s version of Hill….ppl kept reversing things today…

  • Brent Yen

    Worthy is not happy when Horry talks about the 10 TOVs….LOL

  • anddan

    glad that 10 TOs being mentioned… but Worthy expected less and more precise assists….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    National they have Charles Barkley, local they have R Horry. They are fearless commentators.

  • Brent Yen

    Horry is making way more sense than chuck did so far…LOL

  • anddan

    Young seems to be a chosen piece to showcase along w/ Kobe… also Hill given his score last night

  • cali7

    Horry keeping it real it seems.

  • anddan

    do you think Lin has a choice to keep the ball? and not bring the ball up to 24?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    More like you agree with Horry more than Barkley

  • anddan

    he was “not well” , maybe “ill” last night… thus 10 TOs

  • occupatio

    kobe hesitant to pass it to lin and so botches it when he finally does

  • Lakers seemed to let Lin to do the playmaking first with a tired Kobe.
    Not shooting well to start 0-4 but got 4 assists.

    Lin’s shots are also short, tired legs maybe?

  • Alaingrvis

    yea i see that

  • he’s probably too tired to pass either

  • BuzzerBeater

    b2b! Jeremy’s kryptonite as always >_<

  • oh man, Kobe wasted Lin’s long pass by not making the reverse layup!

  • John Lee

    Yes, but 36 year-old is shooting OK for now so that is not a good justification.

  • Alaingrvis

    0-5

  • Alaingrvis

    atleas wall is 1-4

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    their starters are still on and we already sub.

  • occupatio

    lin’s subbing pattern means he is plays less against 2nd unit defenders

  • JC

    Except the oldest player

  • Alaingrvis

    atleast they cant say he score against the backups

  • Byron is so rigid with his auto-subbing so he won’t get Lin going against 2nd unit defenders first

  • Alaingrvis

    wasn’t last year

  • sws94

    WHy didn’t he dunk? That was such a great pass.

  • occupatio

    lin shooting form has been inconsistent. doesnt look like its going in even on release.

  • probably didn’t have the legs

  • Alaingrvis

    they are short so I’m guessing its his legs

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Love Ed

  • occupatio

    i love ed

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Exactly

  • sws94

    Kobe is out, watch him come back before Lin in the 2nd.

  • Skwo

    Darn I missed the poll. Oh well hopefully Lin exceeds my would be 14/4 prediction

  • Alaingrvis

    thats how its been every game

  • sws94

    He’s fine, he’s just off tonight. Everything is short so far.

  • JT

    Price is a foul machine

  • sws94

    Exactly.

  • Alaingrvis

    lins the pg today so I’m happy. he will turn around the misses

  • Promo Sports World

    Keeping my pattern of not watching the game and following online

  • JT

    we’ll see how long that lasts

  • roberlin

    Lin’s been active and handing out some nice assists. Nice game so far.

  • roberlin

    why?

  • roberlin

    Although BS won’t see it this way, Price just cannot guard John Wall.

  • occupatio

    so he can tell us about it

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe already hesitated when had to pass to Lin…TOV..M…..

  • Alaingrvis

    wall had 1-4 2points then price happens

  • occupatio

    wall is extra confident against price

  • Brent Yen

    Wall is smart to attack the big man side of the “wall”. Hill did not thing but screened Lin

  • linfan

    Lin looking more for his shot tonight. Unfortunately, not going in. But he needs to take a page from Kobe’s book and keep shooting until they do!

  • Alaingrvis

    it will last. the defense isnt doubling kobe

  • occupatio

    this wiz announcing crew is ghetto

  • Price made a good steal then passed to the VIP section?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They live and work around politicians too much.

  • Brent Yen

    Price can not even let Stu finish his praise on him…TOV…M

  • occupatio

    i really hate reporting on twitter trends. its a pathetic attempt to seem hip

  • roberlin

    Nice pass by Price to the seat in the third row, lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • JW

    he was passing to stu

  • roberlin

    Price breaks his scoreless streak, lol.

  • Promo Sports World

    No troll 3 straight wins

  • Promo Sports World

    Seems to be working for the team

  • Promo Sports World

    What does that mean exactly?

  • JT

    where the fudge is lin

  • occupatio

    left leg

  • Kobe’s hurt holding his left knee

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks BS,

  • JW

    just knee bump. walking it off

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kobe sit down like NOW!

  • Promo Sports World

    Is there some analysis unbeknownst to us that says price is a + on the court

  • roberlin

    still no Lin sighting.

  • Promo Sports World

    On bench?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    yes

  • Brent Yen

    WTH…..where is Lin….I am turning off the PC….volleyball time.

  • JT

    good idea

  • JC

    Backup pg ended his scoreless streak so bs play him a bit more

  • roberlin

    Price’s first points in who knows how long apparently means he gets to play the entire second quarter.

  • After Price made his 3, Byron decided to stay with him and bring back starters.
    Lin would need to be effective when he checks in so he can finish games.

  • Weifang

    Lin is benched??? oh right, 0/5 is terrible.

  • JT

    tbh if price was actually a decent player and not on his way out of the league, then I think this would have happened a lot more

  • roberlin

    Thing was, Lin WAS being effective, even though he hadn’t scored.

  • roberlin

    Wow, Lin in for the last 5 minutes of the second.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They missed 9 open 3 and still down only 10

  • Lin’s back in with 4:46 left in Q2

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Yeah…and the ONE turnover is so glaring…bad..LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    80s players generally don’t beleive in Jeremy’s game and Scott is no different. Playing price over jeremy is like that eras rallying cry

  • JT

    yikes, this is bad

  • occupatio

    refs just hate him

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kobe seeing a crime right before him….he will be chucking mode soon…

  • BuzzerBeater

    Linconsistency tbh 🙁

  • JT

    its already happening

  • JC

    Just admit that you are racist bs! This is so obvious

  • IsabeliJane*17

    hehehe so here it is..
    – Hill is riding Kobe’s back.
    – Boozer, no matter how sloppy, believes in Jeremy’s game.
    – Davis wanted to ride along Jeremy but the problem is he is being sent to the other side of the table.

  • occupatio

    officials calling all types of ticky tack against lakers

  • Alaingrvis

    relax please

  • occupatio

    lin looks spaced out instead of focused/intense

  • BuzzerBeater

    I am, just the truth tho

  • occupatio

    its good to see scott actually benched boozer for those two possessions.

  • roberlin

    why doesnt’ Lin drive to the basket? Is there no space for him to drive?

  • Promo Sports World

    Too many 3 pointers may need to pump fake and take the mid range jumper

  • not really :] but BS did bring Lin back in with 4.5 min left so that’s pleasantly surprising

  • occupatio

    no space. big man on elbow to receive pass — clogs the lane

  • Alaingrvis

    morelike overreaction. how many times have hesitated slowly only to get going later

  • Singapore BB Fan

    2 camps within Lakers?

  • occupatio

    poor passes by lin but that offense is so predictable. it just invites ppl to jump passing lanes

  • roberlin

    Tough game for Lin so far.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sadly, yes.

  • roberlin

    that’s a fitting end to the first half for Lin. Got blocked. 🙁

  • occupatio

    lin had the shot before pump faking it, i thought

  • Promo Sports World

    Reads like a Lin game that gives BS Kobe and many others to question if he should be getting big minutes

  • occupatio

    the ‘unfocused’ criticism sticks with this game thus far

  • BuzzerBeater

    isnt that inconsistency right there?

    and this is always the case for him on b2b anyway, so its not even like im surprised.

  • occupatio

    buzzer calling it like it is

  • It has been a bad half for him. 0-7
    He would need to seek deep to come out strong in Q3

  • Alaingrvis

    why pump fake idk thinking too much so far

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This offense is too boring and exposed.

  • occupatio

    its not just the shooting. his decision making — looks lost

  • Alaingrvis

    had nothing to do with that.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has to drive the last few games its been all three. did he forget how to drive

  • BuzzerBeater

    thank you, I am a big fan of his, just calling it out like i see it.
    No harm or hate intended.
    Hoping he picks it up in the 2nd half though.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You are watching the game?

  • occupatio

    are you even watching the game?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s why I told you about the offense and you disagree with me.

  • Alaingrvis

    Washington is faster younger then them. they have tpo slow it down. if it gets fat they will get blown out

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t think so.

  • Alaingrvis

    why insult

  • Weifang

    Wall talked to Lin, strange. I have never seen them talking to each other.

  • Alaingrvis

    are you a child

  • occupatio

    if you think that’s an insult, you have some thin skin. i’m telling you — the drive isnt there.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The second unit did very well.

  • Alaingrvis

    then say that rather then th childish do i have eyes question. i agree with you btw. the lakers have to give him space to drive or else when his shots are off he is useless

  • JC

    I thought bs gonna pull a mchale thing

  • Alaingrvis

    very well

  • Weifang

    Wall seemed playing more mature now.

  • Promo Sports World

    Real conversation:
    7 shots is still 7 shots. But his game is not tailored for this offense. And since he is not a key piece BS won’t make adjustments for jeremy. But jeremy is doing himself no favors. He is not getting to the line at all. His “head case” style of ball will not attract positive attention.

    Even if he played the same as yesterday that works better than come across as not being focused.

    Tough game

  • Promo Sports World

    Wall is very different player

  • sws94

    I don’t think he’s playing that bad, he’s missing shots. I think the real problem is he isn’t playing enough minutes to get in to the flow and rests too long. I also think he needs to push the ball up the court. Every tie he goes slow like that the defense is set up, attack the defense in early offense. That’s Lin’s stength.

  • Weifang

    he is not forcing things now.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Offense:
    1- Walk up
    2-Feed to Kobe
    3-Feed to Boozer
    4-Feed to Hill

    So please don’t ask where is the drive.

  • Promo Sports World

    Yeah took him a while but he is very good and has a solid 2 guard in beal

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree they are trying what the rox tried which is make jeremy a three shooter which he isn’t. id like him to take 1-3 threes but thats it. also only shoot threes to get to the rim. thats what he excels at

  • golfhacker

    5. Stand outside 3 pt line.

  • Alaingrvis

    thx for making lin ineffective lakers

  • Promo Sports World

    Lins game is not a priority but he still got 7 shots…too many 3s

  • occupatio

    what i hate is that it creates a mass of people in the same area. and if the defender overplays boozer to hassle the pass, the only thing you can do is to backdoor — which is a very difficult pass to make to boozer in a tight space.
    the spacing in this offense does not capitalize on lin’s driving ability.

  • roberlin

    Scott really has earned the description of being predictable. He really is, and so is his offense.

  • Alaingrvis

    haif his shots last game was threes. this isn’t a good way to play lin.

  • kauaiblue

    What the f happened?

  • kauaiblue

    I gotta stop rushing home from work for this… lol

  • roberlin

    Lakers hit over 50% from three in the first half. No way they keep that up. Could get ugly in the second half for the Lakers.

  • Promo Sports World

    I agree man

  • occupatio

    while the rest of league attempts to create offense with the threat of penetration from perimeter, byron’s offense starts from boozer passing or shooting at the elbow. its so absurd.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because they didn’t have the shot so they passed out to him

  • Weifang

    I feel sorry for you. You should work a little more. That will make you feel better.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe has good game but he does not cover his man very well. He’s too slow to stay in front of them.

  • JT

    wall finally outplayed Lin, took forever, but he’s finally playing like a #1 pick should.

  • Alaingrvis

    beal is too athletic

  • Promo Sports World

    Wall is more of a complete player now but Lin is just having a bad game

  • Alaingrvis

    boozer zero help

  • occupatio

    lol boozer got lucky

  • Alaingrvis

    stop taking threes please

  • roberlin

    ugh

  • occupatio

    it doesnt even look good on release

  • Alaingrvis

    why does he keep shooting it

  • Weifang

    okay, now it’s confirmed, it’s Lin’s bad shooting day. That’s okay

  • roberlin

    coz that’s what Kobe says you do – just keep shooting it. Even if you miss everything.

  • sws94

    Haven’t seen Lin this cold ever. He can’t put a shot into the Pacific tonight.

  • Rick Johnson

    Terrible, if, 3’s not falling he should try to get some closer shots and get his confidence back.

  • occupatio

    because they are giving him the shot and giving space to prevent the drive. you always have to take the open shot.

  • sws94

    Time to take it to the whole and it is time to push the ball down the court, pass everyone and draw fouls. That’s how Lin can get back in the game. But time to stop shooting 3s.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has to be pickier with his shots. he took 2 bad shots so far. he has never done that before

  • occupatio

    cant drive without the shot

  • Promo Sports World

    Needs to be a better way

  • BuzzerBeater

    Did his fans from Taiwan go to the game again? XD

    But really, stop Jeremy, its killing your pretty 3pt FG%

    JK I actually like this, he’s taken to Kobe’s “I’d rather go 0 for 30 then 0 for 7” attitude.
    They’re bound to start falling at some point! lol hopefully

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t even drive just get a 2.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Walking up allows them to set their defense.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe is trying to stop a crime. lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Get Swaggy in there to create some offense

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Gravity in the East is so damaging…need to adjust a little.

  • occupatio

    lol same play in a row. timeout

  • roberlin

    how come this thread doesn’t show up on the home page? I have to click on a link on the recent comments to get here.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    the last 2 plays because Lin pushed the ball.

  • JT

    just gotta make one…it starts with one Lin

  • occupatio

    lin has done a good job not giving wall layups

  • CaliUSMC

    Umm i just started watching…. 0/10 wtfff

  • occupatio

    so obvious wall didnt touch him

  • occupatio

    the new jersey re-play review team is telling the refs they are clueless

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great to be superstar.

  • occupatio

    pure incompetence.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Serious LOL at the LEastern Conference though.
    Lakers are on a back2back with Jeremy having his worst game ever VS the 2nd Eastern seed and could still easily win this game.

  • occupatio

    refs — refuse to lose face. pathetic

  • CaliUSMC

    Has he been missing open looks?

  • Alaingrvis

    yes

  • JW

    so is kobe gonna get flopping call now?

  • occupatio

    been daring him to shoot. and hes missed

  • JW

    that is give back call for wall

  • JT

    when it rains it pours

  • occupatio

    boozer if he misses from FT/elbow area, he neither has time/position to crash the offensive boards, or the speed to make it back for transition defense. just nothing.

  • Alaingrvis

    washington has played great defense when has grotat been a blocker. he hasn’t even tested him

  • Alaingrvis

    this is a terrible game all around for lin. except for defense

  • roberlin

    Lin out of the game. Should come back right in time for garbage time.

  • roberlin

    nope, lin still in.

  • Illbe

    What’s the deal? Jeremy won’t push the tempo and drive. Goes to his right and meets three defenders. He better than this );

  • JT

    0 pts….how????

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    out now

  • occupatio

    i pretty much dont even care who wins this.

    that’s it for me. good night

  • JT

    seriously price is so bad, Beverley is even way better than him

  • roberlin

    how? The shots didn’t go in.

  • sws94

    Couldn’t make a shot.

  • sws94

    I think this pace is way too slow. Price pushes more when he brings it up. I don’t know what happened to the Lin the used to push the ball but he needs to reappear.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin needs to start in 4Q when Kobe sits.

  • Dan Cohen

    lin is stinking like a skunk tonight.. 4 of 8 lakers TO.. I think putting in Nick at this point will be better!!!
    SMH. did he catch wesleydisease.

  • sws94

    He started off well in terms of rebounding and assists. I wouldn’t mind if he were facilitating and not scoring but he’s just floating and missing shots and out of the offensive flow.

  • Dan Cohen

    no.. lin doesn’t have it tonight period.. If this continues.. I have no word for it.. tonight it’s his fault.. no more excuses.
    0 -10.. ZERO out of 10. and 4 TOs.. it’s not system.. it’s him tonight.

  • Promo Sports World

    He has lost his game….as his fan I’m pulling for him but being objective it’s hard to see why get gets into these funks like this.

    Much of the moxy is gone. He is playing himself into being a bench player. Houston really screwed him up.

    But talent is talent he just needs to pull it together. Speak to Mo Williams. Or Andre Miller or heck Jarret Jack. Guys who not matter starting or coming off the bench play positive mins.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This unit should play with Lin

  • BuzzerBeater

    came down with a bad case of Price-itis

  • Dan Cohen

    He doesn’t ahve that swagger.
    he is NOT confident enough.
    CONFIDENCE is important.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I didn’t know there are only 3Qs per game.

  • Dan Cohen

    lost confident from yesterdays game where he was not PG.. oh btw, it’s back to back ..surprise..
    BUT BACK TO BACK stinking play.. that is INEXCUSABLE.

  • Dan Cohen

    He doesn’t have it tonight. back to back games remember.
    plus this is back to back BAD games for him.
    just hope lakey win so he is not the scapegoat.

  • Promo Sports World

    To have a career you need that and for the last two years with all the bullying bs and lies he has not channelled that into consistency as a player. As a 5 year pro you can’t be this inconsistent

  • JT

    he can’t have stinkers like this

  • Dan Cohen

    exactly.. Inconsistency in the NBA = bench player. PERIOD.

  • Alaingrvis

    maybe he just missed

  • Promo Sports World

    No way….BS and Kobe are not the best beleive me but he needs to turn on the switch soon

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The game is not over. The lead is manageable.

  • roberlin

    One bad game and you’re consigning Lin to a bench scrub. Overreaction, dude.

  • Promo Sports World

    Of course but that flair, let’s be honest the kid gave us lots of flair, is absent

  • Dan Cohen

    when was the last time he had 0 -10.. .. did kobe every have 0 -10? it’s a question..not a sarrcasm

  • Dan Cohen

    no, it’s 2, (TWO) bad games.. back to back..

  • roberlin

    nah, this game is over, lol.

  • JoeTeam

    relax guys. Not a good day let’s not make it worse.

  • Dan Cohen

    hopefully.. but again.. based on statistics, he never does well on the 2nd back to back game.

  • BuzzerBeater

    I can only hope its a repeat of the Rockets game.
    Where the bench brought them back and during crunch time Coach Scott stuck Jeremy back in there after a terrible game and still came out with the win.

  • Promo Sports World

    No my friend not an overreaction. I watch lots of basketball. He needs to use his motor and play his game. This is a bad team. Play your game don’t become a jump shooter when your not

  • Dan Cohen

    drive

  • Dan Cohen

    bench is good.

  • Alaingrvis

    today

  • roberlin

    overreaction.

  • Promo Sports World

    The inconsistency kills me joeteam…it drives me insane because there is too much talent inside that kid to be up and down like this

  • JT

    this is the stinker of stinkers. he has plenty of 1/11, 2/10, 3/10, games tho lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because they move the ball up and down.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Cut to 5! C’mon bench!

  • roberlin

    we get it. You don’t like it. Now, stop analyzing and just talk about the game.

  • MomentousPetey

    flagged.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin doesn’t have a second on the floor without Kobe.

  • Promo Sports World

    We have watched him for almost 3 years since NYC…its a trend. One that comes out of bad coaching and backstabbing teammates but trend as a basketball watcher you can’t help but notice….I’m pulling for a 16/8 player every night but when I see the same type of stuff play out again at some point it’s something Jeremy must work on

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You’re free to leave then if it’s killing you.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, well I blow it too on occasion and today, I lose my fantasy game because of Lin. Let’s look for other things good to talk about.

  • Dan Cohen

    thank god for nicky young. else will be a blowout..
    now we know that nicky young does make a difference.
    It’s not just lin. If lin was out those times same thing.. lin will make a difference..
    it’s a team that functions on all cylinders to win.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    To those labeling Jeremy as a scrub because his shots are not falling in, you’re free to leave. Good bye.

  • Promo Sports World

    Nick Young is a microwave scorer

  • Promo Sports World

    Ellington and Nick Young are solid shooters…2nd unit speeds up the pace well for them to spot up

  • grover chang

    Lin your in my prayers. Back to back games have never been Lin’s nights. I don’t think any of us should be surprised that he is playing badly in another back to back game.

  • Dan Cohen

    he is PERFECT off the bench.. because off the bench cannot be a rhythm player.. they have to come in and shoot lights out.. and then fade out and come back in. That’s why Lin is not a good bench player..but ppl like harden or ginobi is because they do shoot first and play make 2nd.

  • Promo Sports World

    Nick Young is Vinnie Johnson

  • 717

    Remember after yesterday’s game he tweeted Scripture. IMO that’s a sign he’s very upset with the way this team operates.

  • roberlin

    Little Nicky, lol. Loved that movie.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Have people here really called him that?

  • sws94

    Lin may have to sit this one out. He may be benched tonight. We’ll see.

  • Dan Cohen

    I have a theory why lin is stinking and just shooting.
    Because he has been playing with that mentality for the past 2 games because kobe was PG.. so he try to find his role to FIT IT by shooting 3s..
    IF that is the case.. I have to say:
    HELLO WAKE UP.. your strength is driving in and make something happen (shoot or assist)..not just a plain jump shooter!!!!
    You need motion to get things going.. not post up shooter or stand stale and shoot.
    He lost his confidence after 0 -10.

  • Promo Sports World

    No….but folks get mad if as a fan you voice frustration at the person you want to succeed. Fandom is predicated sometimes on being bi-polar. I am such a fan I admit

  • Dan Cohen

    well, i don’t knw.. I don’t want the game to be close and then have lin do a TO or mess it up tonight.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    See posts below.

  • JoeTeam

    for me and my fantasy game, the sooner he stops averaging down my score, the better lol. Not that I’m rooting against my man. Bad days area bad days, just go to bed early and change it tomorrow.

  • Promo Sports World

    He was trying to play the spot up 2 instead of being a slashing 2. Which if you think about it that’s his game anyway.

  • Dan Cohen

    I didn’t see it,, but they must be trolls or haters who just jump in and post .. I see some ppl say he is lisa ling. smh.

  • roberlin

    looks like Lin is done for the night.

  • sws94

    He needs to use his motor. He brings the ball up too slowly now and looks to set up bad plays rather than just go and use his skills to break down the defense. He doesn’t break down the defense like he used to. He relies on Kobe to do so, and that’s a bad habit to get into.

  • 717

    Silence is golden

  • Dan Cohen

    lol

    I think it is time Jeremy gets a hot girlfriend, like how Eva langolier turned tony Parker into a mega star

    henry would posted that..

    I have to say I have to agree.. he is so tight up.. he needs to relief himself. LOL.

  • JoeTeam

    Hill had a weak night too, by the box score. Still working out on west coast, so just watching box scores. What’s the game flow like tonight?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The point of this is?

  • cali7

    Hill done too?

  • probably so. Lin just didn’t have it tonight so let’s hope for the best for the Lakers.
    Lin will get his game back next one

  • Dan Cohen

    lol.. it’s a joke..
    but there is a trend..
    nicky with that iggy too. and nick went off.

  • Promo Sports World

    I realized with some you can’t have a barbershop conversation about basketball. It’s cool I will not post anything but praise on here out of respect to the mod but to call legit basketball insight trolling is what gives us Lin fans a bad reputation

  • 717

    Ban first. Ask questions later. (jk)

  • JoeTeam

    do you enjoy amplifying misfortunes? Honestly, your posts read that way, sort of stilted and no common thread except the many posts on a bad day. Like IJ7 said, consider going where that has more fertile ground.

  • roberlin

    no flow by starting unit. Second unit played well together. Lin out of synch since the beginning of the game.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t know, just watching box scores and reading what bball there is here.

  • roberlin

    Hill not in the line-up either. Maybe he’s done, too.

  • Promo Sports World

    Sacre’s game while soft has improved

  • Promo Sports World

    Wall’s jumper still a work in progress. But his assist has greatly improved. Helps to have finishing bigs and Bradley Beal as your backcourt mate

  • JoeTeam

    Honestly, if I’m the PG and my team leader in Kobe is yelling for a well and saying to the press “control has to flow through me” I’d be a little lost right now as a number 2 number 1 number what. So mental lapses whatever. I hope the 3 other bad days for other players on my fantasy will work themselves out.

    Seriously, some people here have no clue how up and down all the players are. They should play fantasy to see for themselves how only say 10 people in the league deliver monster stats every game. I would say those tend to be Anthony Davis, Blake G, Tim D, etc etc. Those guys have very set roles. Much easier also for F, C to get monster stats consistently to because it’s their job to vacuum rebs and take high % scores at the rim.

  • sws94

    The second unit plays FASTER. the first unit is too slow.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Just a 4pt game! for the sweet love of swaggy p, pull this one out Lakers!

  • sws94

    Who do they play on Friday? The stupid thing is, Lin has had strong games against Washington on Washington’s floor.

  • JoeTeam

    Hill and Kobe are not in 2nd unit. Bummer on that team achilles heel.

  • sws94

    Collapse happens without Lin. Late TO by Kobe. Wasn’t meant to be tonight.

  • JT

    game over

  • Dan Cohen

    that’s because I’m superstitious.. everytime he is stinking.. I start venting and getting frustrated online and then he comes back strong.. If I kept it inside.. he will keep stinking like the first 10 games of the season or something… Notice that..With the roxieorge game… I got so frustrated I started to vent the first time this year..and voila..lakers came back winning!. I did the same when he went off in the 4th qtr and another game in OT. If he does well, it should be status quo.. if he is stinking I have to change it up to break the status quo by venting online.

  • Promo Sports World

    Could’ve had 4 straight

  • Alaingrvis

    no the wizard are too fast and athletic

  • Promo Sports World

    Wizards the number 2 seed out East is a joke but I like their mix of vet and young talent

  • BuzzerBeater

    aaand thats game.
    Well at least we can expect a solid game from him next time, he always bounces back strong after having a rough game.

  • Dan Cohen

    if lin got 10 points.. that would’ve been good. now trollers will say he is the scapegoat.. just like how they said wesley was in the past .

  • Promo Sports World

    Where is Nene?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Is this some teenage hormonal thing going on? You’re in the wrong site if that’s it.

  • Celtics.
    Yeah, too bad but it happens.

  • JoeTeam

    can you vent somewhere else? I’m ok with you posting but venting is sort of pointless given we all gotta get through the day.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This kind of performance from Lin was what BS has been waiting for. Expect starting lineup change any day now.

  • Illbe

    ISO game isn’t going to cut it…sad

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy had a bad game…but he didn’t get enough minutes for all that….wiz got talent

  • golfhacker

    They are unselfish.

  • Alaingrvis

    idk that would of been worse

  • sws94

    Kobe just gave the ball straight to Washington. He’s not infallible down the stretch.

  • roberlin

    You may be right but I hope you’re wrong.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Wouldnt even mind, the bench personnel fits him better and they’re more fun to watch!

  • JW

    Should’ve let the 2nd unit keep playing. they were doing it today. Kobe trying to do his thing again instead of what got them back.

    Lin just wasn’t in it today after the back to back. I don’t have a problem for BS to sit Lin since 2nd unit were successful.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Thisclose. 🙂

  • roberlin

    He’s always fallible down the stretch, lol.

  • 717

    Keep digging yourself a into a deeper hole. You’re beyond clueless.

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe % down the stretch of games is putrid…give me Paul Peirce any day

  • sws94

    Is that what you want? I don’t see how this type of post is helpful. Maybe Byron just goes kid had a tough shooting night, I believe in him, and he’s out there Friday. Why don’t we just wait and see and cool it with the doomsaying.

  • Dan Cohen

    oh well tonight.. didn’t help. no magic well.. he just didn’t have it. period…

  • roberlin

    No way. No one should accept Ronnie Price starting over Lin. Makes sense only in bizarro world. And I guess the Lakers are just that.

  • Alaingrvis

    well was against Washington’s bench

  • sws94

    I thought Lin played OK in the first quarter. I think this long layoff between bringing him back in the 2nd takes him out of games.

  • Promo Sports World

    2-3 3pointers a game should be Jeremy’s goal unless he is on fire like last years sixer game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It does not matter if it’s what I want or not, it’s a fact and it all started since the preseason.

  • Alaingrvis

    not gonna work its the same every game. he was just off

  • Dan Cohen

    that’s the thing.. it’s a statistical trend that he stinks back to back.. he didn’t even play that much yesterday no??
    But dude..didn’t expect 0-10!

  • Yes, I understand BS couldn’t bring Lin back because Lin had a bad night.

    What I want to see is will BS design some plays to get Lin involved in the game if similar things happen.

  • roberlin

    I don’t trust B.S. on this one.

  • JW

    at least the shots were falling better for Lakers’ 2nd unit.

  • 717

    Lol. Oh thatclose.

  • Dan Cohen

    let’s see what BS has to say about lin in the post game interview.

  • Alaingrvis

    the way he has been used the last 3 games have been bad. just like rox the only difference rox had the mind to bench him early if he was off

  • JoeTeam

    saw the box then … 0-5. I want him to take some of that sponsor money and hire a personal sports psychologist for this very time: starting cold, on the bench with no responsibilities, visualize what his return to the court looks like. It will do wonders. I’ve had work with a sports psychologist, and you really learn something every meeting.

  • it’s bad % all right.
    But credit Lin for keep shooting them out to break out of the slump :]
    Too bad it didn’t fall in for him tonight.

  • Promo Sports World

    I really beleive he came out tonight as the teams 2 guard and Kobe switched it up last minute and said you run point

  • Dan Cohen

    i would be speechless.

  • Alaingrvis

    what terrible game

  • 311
  • BuzzerBeater

    relax

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Today game will be one to justify that decision. It is not who’s better but who’s fit to play with Kobe super iso.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol ha

  • ok, no more ‘Food’ Hottie :[
    The original Girl Hottie worked better yesterday!

  • JoeTeam

    See my post below … lin is going to have to add a sports psychologist because his coach won’t do it, and prayer isn’t going to be specific enough on what he can do in-game to adjust to the sum of his day.

  • Alaingrvis

    not really he was the pg but the style was all threes still which i don’t get

  • nicely done! lol

  • roberlin

    I thought last night was bad. lol. I’ll take last night over tonight!

  • JoeTeam

    you gave him Lindigestion.

  • Girl Hottie + McFlurry for Friday game! :>

  • MomentousPetey

    No, their actually not a joke

  • Alaingrvis

    to see lin miss driving to the paint ok but all those threes was just why

  • JoeTeam

    so glad I missed it. Sorry you had to see it.

  • Dorothy

    Just got home, did not watch the game. Was horrified by Lin stats. Something must be happening at Lakers either BS, Kobe ro FO and effect Lin’s performance. I do not think he just had an off day. He was never like this before. Lin must know something that we do not.

  • Promo Sports World

    Felt good out of the hand? Love it when guys say that

  • Dan Cohen

    I’m not digging myself into any hole. I’m explaining why I’m venting. You ARE beyond clueless to what I’m saying. read between the lines.

  • Alaingrvis

    maaaan

  • JoeTeam

    You are right, he’s never had a shooting day like today.

  • Carol Tiu

    Of course he won’t. We’re not talking about kobe here.

  • 717

    No food hottie no girl hottie no hotties at all.

  • JoeTeam

    Did he have good looks? Was his form bad? Off the charts statistically for him.

  • Alaingrvis

    is gortat aa shot blocker anyways

  • Alaingrvis

    it was short so tired legs back to back. still how did we go from lin driving at howard but not gortat

  • Illbe

    They’re messing with his head again: PG, No SG; PG, but slow it down not so fast; control. Jeremy aims to follow what he’s told even if it changes his game and it shows. More than a back to back excuse…he wasn’t himself. Did he drive at all?

  • MomentousPetey

    had a few good looks, just not going in

  • rookie75094

    I am eagerly await to buy a Jlin Mavs jersey and will be the first in line to get mavs season tk

  • Dorothy

    Had enough with TX.

  • 311

    I wonder if there will be a Lin interview tonight.

  • Alaingrvis

    the style has change to this be role of all three shots

  • JoeTeam

    why not, ask him what’s wrong and see how he plays it.

  • rookie75094

    Nope…did not see a single drive to the bsdket

  • Dan Cohen

    sigh.. Sorry for annoying you joe.. no sarcasm intended. I was hoping someone will ‘vent’ with me in a way. Didn’t know you will take it that seriously.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This season started with Lin run the offense to feed Kobe once past half court. What’s next? Starting lineup is the only thing left to do for BS.

  • Alaingrvis

    he will probably say it was the worse game if his career ill agree

  • Dan Cohen

    well, it’s back to back.. tell me when was the last time he did marvelous on the 2nd back to back game?

  • JoeTeam

    yes. I saw a few weeks ago kobe giving Lin the slow down sign when all he was doing was bringing it up calling a play. What a lousy way to play, this Kobe led team.

  • Alaingrvis

    his role has changed the last few games. he used to drive and a lot of mid range with a few threes.now its all threes

  • JoeTeam

    You are actually wrong – Lin did great on a b2b just within the last 10 days.

  • Dorothy

    I know what you are saying, but he was never this bad even for back 2 back game b/4. Like Lin sad, he does not play well when he is mad, so….

  • Dan Cohen

    anything atrocious about him?? if so I don’t want to hear it.. If they say something as to why lin was perform not as good. I will listen to the reason.

  • JoeTeam

    yep. Worst I’ve ever seen by the numbers (didn’t watch the game was deciding to avoid the frustration)

  • 311

    There wasn’t an interview last night and he did worse tonight.

  • Dan Cohen

    good point.. also might be because kobe was playing pg for last 2 games too much. But still dude.. if you are good, you should be able to swtich up immediately ..there might be a lag..but not for 4 qtrs!!? or 3 excuse me.

  • rookie75094

    Deja vu. .. with Houston except no drives just 3 pts shots

  • 311

    Good point, he was so hot from midrange, I wonder why he stopped shooting those.

  • JoeTeam

    don’t troll me please. I don’t take you seriously.

  • Dan Cohen

    really? which games?

  • Dan Cohen

    And I was hoping he will be 50-40-90.. wow.. what is he now!?

  • rookie75094

    Had enough with the BS bs and kobe bs

  • JoeTeam

    look them up if you are ignorant. It’s not my job to educate you.

  • Alaingrvis

    at this rate 12-13 ppg very average.

  • 311

    So far Worthy just mention he was 0/10 on b2b so Kobe feels the need to put team on back. Interviewing Scott right now and he just said he had a bad game. Not making a big deal about it. Pretty fair. Nobody is dumping on him…yet.

  • Alaingrvis

    he is better then this has gotten a lot better but the way they use him. the threes all the time. its like i have this extra arm lol no one else has but i tie it behind my back and never use it

  • Briiick

    Two seasons of retirement show are just too much for any fan I am afraid. Fortunately Lin can get out by the end of the season.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe killed ball movement and everything the bench did to keep the game close once he entered.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL. retirement show! Brilliant post.

  • Promo Sports World

    As someone rightfully pointed out to me below—relax. So I’m going to relax and see what December brings.

    Heck what the next game brings. Starting or not Jeremy needs to play his game of ball. It’s what got him his contract and place in the NBA. Improving as a shooter was needed but to become a jump shooter soley is not what he is. So let’s chalk this up to confusion, pressure and a bad release.

  • Alaingrvis

    no he didn’t kobe kept it close as well as the bench

  • Dan Cohen

    Um.. No JoeTeam. YOU are wrong. You should look them up yourself if you say withing the last 10 day.
    His average is 6 points on the 2nd back to back games. I did the work for you. Next time do your research before you call people ignorant. Anything BELOW 20 points is NOT great. If you say they are great, I’m disappointed in you.

  • 311

    Interview with Scott, he surprisingly doesn’t seem mad or anything. Even jokes with reporters a bit about Nick Young. Did not throw Jeremy under bus. Kind of accepted that this was a B2B so people weren’t playing their best. Said Jeremy did well last night, but just having a bad night tonight. They don’t need him to be great every night he says. These were answers to questions that reporters asked him.

  • sws94

    Shake it off, get ready for Rondo and Boston. I think Rondo is a tougher matchup than Wall. Lin played good defense on Wall but that’ll get lost in the 0 for 10 tonight.

  • Dan Cohen

    exactly

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They were behind by 6 when Kobe entered with more than 5 min to play. the rest was history.

  • sws94

    I think he was happy with Lin’s defense. Every player has a nightmare shooting night. Kobe’s had tons of them. Scott probably has had his own as well.

  • Dan Cohen

    thank god this is not houston.

  • sws94

    Kobe had a really good game until the last 2 or 3 minutes.

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe has 20 in the half. he did all the scoring

  • Alaingrvis

    agree

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I was talking about the final minutes in game.

  • Alaingrvis

    waiting for lin to get on a groove but it never seems to happen

  • Dan Cohen

    I’m not…. a troller never talks stats.. I just talk stats to you in the post above and proved that you were wrong not me.. yet I don’t call ppl names. If you notice.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oh no, just read box score…yikes! Uggg. Missed the game, what happened? 0/10?

  • 717

    Yes I will spend hours pouring over your crap and reading between the lines for some deeper understanding of your crap.

  • Alaingrvis

    oh yea the last 3-5 minutes kobe was bad

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin has been the crunch time kind of guy according to stat last season.

  • BuzzerBeater

    This is what happens when you miss a game.
    Thanks a lot orLinaryjoe, smh.

  • Dan Cohen

    won’t be see it this season.. you know who wil have the ball in crunchy time.

  • Alaingrvis

    lin three point field goal down to 33 percent . fg down to 44 percent. ppg down to 11.8. very sub par year so far. is he the few players who keep improving but his stats don’t show it.

  • CJSHYY

    I think these reporters tried to get Scott to blame Lin for his poor game & maybe would say something about lineup change….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s true.

  • 311

    I think you’re right. I was expecting Scott to pull him earlier than he did but he left them in there so that was good to see. Reporters mentioned something about that too, asking if he left him in there to try to work things out since it seemed like he was trying everything he could. I don’t remember what Scott said though but he didn’t say anything bad about Lin, which also surprised me.

    Man, he had that beautiful strip on Wall’s fastbreak, but was then called for a foul. Put that in the bad call video file.

  • Dan Cohen

    he should try to just drive in and shoot instead of shooting 3s to get his rhythm going.
    I don’t know what was he thinking.

  • Byron sounded fair about Lin after the game and understand it’s basketball. And players have off-nights.
    Good to see he didn’t throw Lin under the bus like a certain coach could.

    https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/status/540333254893531136

  • JoeTeam

    Like I said, look it up. I could be wrong and it might have been 3 weeks. In any case, you are wrong, Lin does have back to back good games and within a short time ago. Specifically, the game he was at home where he didn’t play well, and the next day, on the road, he played v well. I remember PFV said that disproves the false narrative about his b2b and home vs road.

  • 311

    Usually I would say that’s the case but tonight the reporter prefaced question saying that it seemed that Lin was trying his best out there to get something going but shots just weren’t going in. I think that puts things in a better light.

  • kauaiblue

    Byron had plenty of slumps when he played… he suffered from self doubt even in his prime… he had to hire tony robbims to get him out

  • Alaingrvis

    it was fine before where he didn’t drive a lot but there was a lot of midrange shots and diversity in his shots . now it worse then the drive all the time way of playing because he axels at driving so theres a good chance it works for him. he isn’t a three shooter so i just don’t get it

  • CJSHYY

    Good. I think Lin just had bad game… it’s B2B so…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Perhaps he is saving the points for the next one, when I do watch.

  • sport

    I just checked the stats. So was Kobe PG again today? If so ever since Kobe became PG Lin’s game has suffered alot! This is crazy Lin has always done well against John Wall and Wizards!

  • Alaingrvis

    nope

  • Alaingrvis

    lin was pg

  • roberlin

    not so much this game.

  • JoeTeam

    really? do tell.

  • roberlin

    Bill Clinton hired Tony Robbins, lol.

  • JoeTeam

    No you didn’t … you just said it. There’s no proof. Within the last 2 weeks, PFV refuted your false narrative about b2b games. He’s more knowledgeable than me, so take it up with him

  • JoeTeam

    Shallow Hal hired Tony Robbins in an elevator lol.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Guys who don’t play defense are the only ones consistent on offense even on B2B.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin was the pg to guard JWall that’s all.

  • Alaingrvis

    he was the pg.

  • 311

    Hmm, tonight Worthy saying it’s OK to not have a good offensive game but you got to bring the defense and to at least slow down Wall and Beal down. Not really recognizing his good D tonight. He says Lin has to find a way to bring something to the table and not have no effect on the game.

    Horry just talking about Lin’s shot mechanics, saying all his shots were short so that’s a sign of not getting enough rest the night before. Saying the assistant coaches need to help him with that and for him to look at film to check out shot selection.

    Hope I got the details right, they talk faster than I can type lol.

  • roberlin

    good point.

  • kauaiblue

    Yes, in 1988 and 89, he had his best years but he was always kind of an outsider bc he was seen to hve kicked out norm nixon… he was always a headcase bc i think that played on his mind…

  • Alaingrvis

    this is twice where his shots was short in back to backs

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks.

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • 311

    Yeah, we kinda expected it but never thought it would be this bad though.

  • Promo Sports World

    Mechanics seemed out of wack

  • JoeTeam

    I need Tony Robbins some days 🙂

  • sport

    That’s the issue and bias! All starters has played with 2nd unit besides JLin during regular season!

  • Alaingrvis

    he has to work on this. he was better last year in back to backs

  • JoeTeam

    Ok everyone, have a better night. Trolls in charge, you are great.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    up to the movement he passed half court.

  • roberlin

    Yep.

    After giving it a lot of thought, here’s my analysis for Lin’s game tonight –

    He just didn’t have it tonight. Move on to the next game.

    The end. Lol.

  • sport

    So Lin was playing like he was in Houston? Bring ball up, pass to Kobe, and hide at corner? He really has to figure out how to play well even when someone else is handling the ball, move around like Green on Spurs. The positive side I checked and he took 10 FGAs which is alot better than just 5! In fact if he took 10 last game his points would’ve looked alot better! He needs to take at least 12 FGAs per game!

  • CJSHYY

    Like before Kobe was a full time PG?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yep

  • 311

    I’m sure there were more games than that but yeah, I think he had good looks tonight but just didn’t go down. No airballs so that is good. 🙂

    Anyway, the whole team seems surprisingly OK with the loss so I’m looking to the next game.

  • sws94

    You know, guys miss shots. Girls too when they play basketball. Lin missed his shots tonight. He played pretty well in some other facets like defense.

  • Alaingrvis

    not really he settled for a three because it was open

  • sws94

    I guess Worthy missed that Lin contained Wall tonight. Wall only had one layup where he scored on Lin and Lin fouled him.

  • sws94

    I think because he noticed Lin’s effort and defense tonight. Plus Lin didn’t really play out of control, he just missed shots and made a few bad passes.

  • sws94

    Traveling from west to east you lose 3 hours.

  • BuzzerBeater

    OT but it looks like the Sixers might get their 1st win tonight :O

  • Brent Yen

    Came back to this stat line….what happened?

  • 311

    OK, Lin interview wasn’t too long but good news is that he didn’t seem too down. He wasn’t happy about his game and criticized himself but felt that he got good looks tonight, just wasn’t going for him. I think the reporter (John Ireland I believe) saying that he felt he did well despite his shots not going in.

    Coach Miller a bit more critical on Lin. Talking about his positioning in terms of guarding against Wall’s PnR.

  • roberlin

    Lin just didn’t have it tonight.

  • beidou

    When John Wall scored 18/13 a couple games ago, he was featured on EDPN. When Jeremy scored 18/11, he was reprimanded by his coach, he was taken off his PG role. He ran too fast for the old timers. Put yourself in his shoes, how demoralized you would be. I think this is a silent protest from Jeremy. Do you remember there was one protest a few games ago?

  • sws94

    He needs some monster scoring games badly. I’m wondering if he can get them with Kobe at his side. He is well overdue for 27+ points and getting hot from 3s. His year is underwhelming but he was moving in a good direction up to and including the MInny game. So, hope he gets that back but scores more in a few games stretch.

  • Brent Yen

    OK…that happens…..next game!

  • Alaingrvis

    no lin was the pg

  • sws94

    I thought he had a decent groove up to the Minny game and a few games before then. The last 3 games, no, he hasn’t had particularly good games.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The bigs and Kobe were posting as they crowded the paint, there’s no lane to drive.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    When comes to Lin Miller has no love.

  • sws94

    The you know what with “Coach” Miller. Lin contained Wall, Wall didn’t go off at all. Nobody plays perfect defense, not even Tony Allen.

  • roberlin

    exactly.

  • 311

    Yeah, I thought his defense for the most part was good. But there was one instance where he and Hill switched and Lin was on Gortat but then he switched back and I think he didn’t tell Hill and that left Gortat completely open under the basket for an easy pass and score. I’ve seen this many times this season actually. Their rotations still bad though it’s gotten better lately.

  • Brent Yen

    I have watched the 1st stint. 5 misses.

  • Brent Yen

    Not even Wall can guard Wall

  • roberlin

    I thought his first quarter was pretty good. Racked up some nice assists. Then it sort of fell off from that point on.

    With a game like this, you just gotta move on. No analysis. The best closers in baseball have that sort of attitude. Blow one game, forget it, move on to the next. Dwelling on a bad game is a recipe for disaster.

    I hope Lin and Lin fans just move on. Boston up next.

  • roberlin

    4 assists, though.

  • CJSHYY
  • Brent Yen

    He knows…good

  • Brent Yen

    I know…haha not bad

  • BuzzerBeater

    Great attitude!
    I did think it was a good sign (in a weird way) that he kept shooting, unlike other nights, like vs GSW that he was 0 for 4. That’s him being too way too hesitant and it drives me nuts. But tonight he got the looks so he took the shots, as he should have.

  • Dan Cohen

    No..again, you are wrong… 10 games is within about 3 weeks.. again, you have to look it up.. not me, because I Just told you 6 points average BACK TO BACK.

    Also without even looking at the stats and research, I can immediately say you are wrong because you say ‘great’. A great game is over 20points and over 8 assists. He hasn’t have those b2b games since linsanity days. Btw, B2B means yesterday and then today.. there is no rest in between.

  • 311

    Totally agree, glad he kept shooting.

  • Maknusia

    Had to miss today’s game. Its an expected loss anyways.
    Lets move to next game.
    Its a winnable game against Celtics, I trust Jeremy will make a blast comeback!

  • sws94

    That’s true. Mariano Rivera blew saves in the World series but if he got back, he did his job and closed the door.

  • 311

    The last one I remember is from January of this year when he played a B2B against Dallas and Spurs and won both games without Harden (injured) getting 18/8. I’m sure there were more games but I remember this because we talked about this a couple weeks ago. 🙂

  • sws94

    No, he wasn’t. Kobe plays on the low block or high one side up top and Lin plays mostly at the top of the key or the other side high up. And Lin got the ball back plenty tonight from Kobe until Kobe realized Lin was cold. But still Lin got touches, he just missed shots.

  • Acbc

    I totally agree. LIN is so confused right now about what his role is.

    The thing that best defines what a good coach does is the ability to set up a situation that allows a player to play without having to think about it. An athlete enters “the zone” when they do everything by instinct where their upper brain never interferes with how the body executes. A great coach will make that happen for all his players. So far this year, Lins been asked to push the pace, slow down, be aggressive, be under control. The only thing consistent is that he has to defer to Kobe.

  • 717

    Kobe is now only 99 points away from passing MJ. That’s the only good news I could think of.

  • Bearness

    I guess I picked a good game to miss…

  • Brent Yen

    so…3 more games! or 2? LOL

  • roberlin

    it was a really bad game. Picked a perfect game to miss.

  • khomphuong2

    Will never see KKKlutchfan tweeting something like this. That’s why I still think Lin is in better situation w Lakers.

    Come back stronger the next game @JLin7— Lakers Facts (@LakerFacts) December 4, 2014

  • Promo Sports World

    16/7 against Boston….

  • khomphuong2

    Great to finally meet @JLin7. (Thanks, @phillipjung!) pic.twitter.com/WfyEeuYix8— Justin Fung (@justinfung) December 4, 2014

  • Brent Yen

    NOOOOO! Linsanity!!!

  • roberlin

    I’ll be happy with some Linsan, let alone Linsanity.

  • khomphuong2

    Hanging out with my bro jlin7 after the game. Great guy! #116 http://t.co/RAyplcWTq4— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) December 4, 2014

  • Maknusia

    Just Lin would do as well

  • blubell

    As long as it is not L…

  • Brent Yen

    L O L

  • blubell

    I missed it too. I agree, he will have a great comeback game. He usually does.

  • Brent Yen

    Good support! fake or not….very good

  • Promo Sports World

    NYC is crazy right now. Lots of sad young men in the streets. I participated in a small protest this evening while following tonight’s game with you guy’s.

    Being a fan of a team or someone can be a great escape. That’s why I want the kid to do so well. His play lit up my City in a way that hadn’t seen since the 96 yanks.

    We could use some of that Linsanity now.

  • Promo Sports World

    All off-season Ive said 16/7 as his avg. that’s going to be my poll number each and every game

  • Dan Cohen

    Nice.. BUT he better does..another lower than 4-10 is disastrous… what will they say next if he does. …but usually 1 game of rest, he’s fine..UNLESS kobe is the pg again.

  • LAJane

    Easy to imagine him being down, but his short post-game interview didn’t sound like that. Didn’t beat himself up as he so often does. I’m VERY HAPPY about that. The more even-keel he becomes through the ups and downs the more confidence I have in his success. I don’t think it’s in his DNA to protest his situation by withholding his energy in a game. He kept putting up shots – participating and not shrinking back. And he looks genuinely comfortable in the post-game fan pix.

  • kauaiblue

    Ur probably right. ..lol

  • kauaiblue

    What happened

  • blubell

    I listened to the ESPNLA. The announcers (Ireland and Michael Thompson ?) were very fair. They said Jeremy just had a bad game and it was good that he kept shooting which shows he was being aggressive. Also because he is a smart Harvard guy he will figure it out and do well next time 🙂

    The post game show hosted by A Martinez (?) was a different story. So many people called in and spewed their hate for Jeremy. They said he was weak, lacked confidence, no BB IQ, he should play the Fisher role, back up PG at best, worse defender, blah blah blah. What haters usually say. The host was just agreeing with all these haters and said Jeremy only plays well only when he finds himself in an ideal situation. Martinez is the same guy who said Jeremy wasn’t “getting it done as a PG.” He is a huge Kobe supporter and believes he should handle the ball instead of Jeremy. There were couple of people who supported Jeremy and criticized Kobe’s style of play but mostly a lot of hate for Jeremy.

    I’m not too worried. I believe Jeremy will bounce back, especially so after hearing his interview. Go Jeremy!

  • MomentousPetey

    Coach Miller is a bs’er (no pun intended)

  • Dan Cohen

    not a surprise there.. on lin.net.. someone posted a nba stream live of the game.. I click on it and watch..and on the side chat window.. it’s like full of teenagers or immature ppl .. when lin got that 3 pt shot blck by wall at the end of 1st half, they kept saying lisa ling miss or lisa ling or something..and then someone say ‘I cannot be any more racist at this time’.. and some say wt- a pump fake for what!!’.

    man..I’m wondering if jackie robinson had a bad game and what happens. wow. Martinez is a chicken.. what? you want him to argue with ppl.

    LA is like NY.. it can be tough.. remember that blake missed the shot and everyone was going after him and his pretty wife.. I was like wt-.

  • Dan Cohen

    so no, seriously, IT IS UP to lin to get it back up. Us fans can’t do anything but support..but if he still not getting shots in… support does nothing, So it’s all on him and his nba career.

  • blubell
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  • Promo Sports World

    The cop who killed Eric Garner not indicted on any charge. Pretty crazy decision since the death was capture on film

  • blubell
  • Guest

    They are sad for what? And where did you protested? Is it 14 street? That’s where I heard the sounds from a crowd that sound like some kind of “protesting sound”. Was somewhere up the floor, so don’t know what’s going on and didn’t hear it clearly. So was wondering.

  • blubell

    I read this as “He knows God” lol.

  • dons

    Is the box score correct? KB 29 pts, -30 +/-

  • Dan Cohen

    whoo ouch ah.. who is he talking aboiut.

  • Guest

    I see. Hope he will got his justice.

  • LAJane

    Yeah, but sort of no. When Jeremy plays very well, BS finds things to say that diminish it. When he has an off night then BS feels comfortable enough to be a bit generous. He doesn’t exactly throw him under the bus, so it’s true he’s not as bad as McHale, but he still gives with one hand and takes away with the other. I don’t feel very secure in BS’s genuine fairness towards Jeremy.

  • Guest

    He kinda looks like 50cent, but better looking than 50cent.

  • JC

    Kobe wouldn’t allow it

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Pretty supportive to me…at least

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Love this mentality. Dropping some anvils, Coach Karl?

    "Find me a team that wants me and I'll be back in the gym tomorrow. My main goal is to win a championship." –@CoachKarl22 on #OffTheDribble— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) December 3, 2014

  • SamC89

    Those haters were just waiting for a chance to say this. When Lin does well the next game (like he was in all the previous games) they’ll scurry and hide in the dark.

  • blubell

    Make the Lakers want him!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What’s up with the crucifix? Not that I find it wrong, I have one too.

  • blubell

    Don’t care about the haters. I’m just little irked by the host.

  • John Lee

    Won’t happen till Kobe’s out of the picture.

  • blubell

    It is just a cross not a crucifix.

  • blubell

    Wishful thinking… *sigh*

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t agree more… I think as long as Kobe is a Lakers no one can change coach. Kobe & Scott were talking to media about Kobe maybe will sign the extend contract w Lakers in 2016… ?! Don’t know why they needed to start the movement so early?!

    Kobe only wants Scott, they both talk or text to each other everyday.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Cross or Crucifix, doesn’t really matter to me.

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers Facts always nice to Lin. True support… LOL!

  • John Lee

    It’d be interesting to see whether the Lakers still decides to keep Kobe in 2016, assuming he doesn’t run himself into the ground playing extended minutes.

  • Brent Yen

    Good to know. I followed very few on tweeter.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, Everyone no needs to be too upset about Lin’s shooting off day bc Jennings from Pistons also shooting off today too. He was 0-11 for 1 point vs Rondo (who got 2 points). Boston won.

  • sport

    I was trying to rewatch the Piston game just now and it was just heck boring! I did notice a huge issue of JLin being isolated on the offense. After half court he passes to Kobe who almost never passes to him neither does his teammates! He needs to learn how to ignore Kobe and other teammates and just go for his shots. There was a shot where he got all the way to the rim and could’ve made an easy layup but made the unnecessary extra pass to Boozer who misses as always! The way i see it most guys like Nick Young have to never pass back out after receiving a pass and just look for their own shots inorder to score. JLin needs do the same. I couldn’t even count how many airballs and bricks the Lakers had against a team like the Pistons SMH. Lin can diss out assists but sadly his teammates can’t do the same for him and only looks to score on their own. This offense by BS has no flow what so ever.

  • sport

    So long as Dolan is the owner and Melo is the franchise player, JLin won’t be back in NYC :/

  • sport

    They’re kidding right? It’s questionable whether Kobe can still play all of this year!

  • sport

    ESPN are all hater of JLin, not surprised! They barely gave him highlights in their recap even when he scored 30 points last season!

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true they talked about this before the game w media… It’s weird why talked about this now? Looks to me Kobe still wants to play after 2016.

  • TTNN

    to me, the reporter was basically asking whether the coach’s recent move/talk messed up Lin or not, but the coach was saying, no, he just sucked today, has nothing to do with his benching him when Lin got double double. That’s just basketball……

    supportive?

  • CJSHYY

    Well, w this news. Who will come? So maybe Lakers have no choice but sign Kobe again in 2016?! LOL!

    Really weird why talked about this now? Put pressure on Lakers?!

  • Brent Yen

    I don read it that way…But I guess it makes sense too. LOL

  • khomphuong2

    When Lin has bad games like this, I see some Lin fans bash Lin more than Lin’s haters .

  • Michael

    Sounds like one of those hostage situations you see in the movies

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If there is a way for that,count me in…but ..

  • Michael

    Scott always supports you.

  • Michael

    Yeah, but the host isn’t sending out invitations, so what does he expect.

  • TTNN

    lol, yeah.somehow I feel Byron still want to put Lin into second team. Just that really hard to start Price.

  • spiderman

    and don’t forgot Kobe’s off-shooting this season. All the greats, even Michael Jordan have had off shooting nights, and that will continue to be the case.

  • spiderman

    True dat.
    Wonder how they could live such a hateful existence. Must live really sad lives

  • blubell

    Boring party anyways…

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  • IsabeliJane*17

    Short flight?

  • JoeTeam

    anybody hear him in LALALA?

  • JoeTeam

    I thought the 2nd question was what you said. but the first was more how he felt about J’s night. Cool vid. He’s still backing Kobe ball which is messing up the team.

  • JoeTeam

    no milestone. He will continue to play the kind of bball that made many Lin fans run away from bball since before he was in the league.

  • JoeTeam

    wall is fast and long. so v hard to guard. Is he harder to guard than CPaul?

  • JoeTeam

    by your definition you are right. But I know you are wrong because of what you continue to post here.

    Like IJ7 wrote to you specifically, don’t let the door hit you on the way out (respectfully). Goodbye.

  • Brent Yen

    I know…I know…..sad…

  • BOS PreGame Thread+Poll is open

    Let’s skip the PostGame & look forward to the next game on Friday
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g20-lal-bos-pregame-threadpoll/

    Lin will rest, regroup and come back strong like we know he does after a bad game!

  • deesee5

    Well support does something. It helps with his confidence. It helps motivate him. I’m pretty sure Lin knows he’s got fans that support him. Also if he feels down, fan support can make him feel up again too.

  • deesee5

    I wouldn’t say “won’t allow it”, more like hog the ball, and stat pad.

  • real-dsb

    Right. Just like the wishful thinking that Harden would stop playing selfish ball after he got his all-star selection.

  • Carol Tiu

    Yeah, I think you’re right. Just turn a blind ear towards whatever BS says about him looking too much for his own shot blah blah. Kobe’s the coach anyway and if kobe tells him to shoot it, he should shoot it.

  • Carol Tiu

    I don’t think kobe would want him.

  • Carol Tiu

    What party? They lost.

  • deesee5

    Better support over in Laker land it seems like…

  • real-dsb

    LOL Kobe missed more shots than Lin =p

  • JoeTeam

    so nice to wish innocently …

  • JoeTeam

    too bad we grew up, Toto it’s not Kansas anymore.

  • real-dsb

    Lin’s previous worst 0fer was 0-6. In the past, Lin might have lost confidence and stopped shooting, but he kept his confidence today. I’m pretty sure Lin would have made a FG if he had 30 mins instead of 21.

    Kobe did not have 0-10. But he did have 1-14, 2-16, 3-21, 5-25 (missed 20 FGAs).

    http://bkref.com/tiny/fWhlS

  • Carol Tiu

    Sounded pretty defensive to me, idk.

  • Dan Cohen

    but he is jenning.. lin should be bettter than him. =D

  • JJ Hui

    Probably this kind of hate attitude damage the internal health of the body!

  • Dan Cohen

    Nah.. no one knows who Lin was.. and he got that far before linsanity broke out. So us fans supporting him doesn’t really do much…unless. it’s taboo to say. Why? He is playing for god. If god supports him..that’s all it matters to him.. not us. he appreciates us.. him getting his confidence back has to do with god.. not us fans.

  • Dan Cohen

    Dude.. how old are you? Do you understand what I”m saying? How am I twisting the micro quoting? Go look it up.. the FACT is the BEST back to back games THIS SEASON WHICH YOU STATED.. is ONLY 12 pts 4 as and 15 pts 4 assists. THAT is not a great game. You can say I’m looking at stats..but that’s not true because THAT IS THE ONLY decent back to back games. The others is much lower than that. Doesn’t matter if I watch or not. Again you are making ASSumptions.. how do you know that I didn’t watch his game. I watched pretty much all of his last 2 years..and even some laker games this year. I know his D is underrated. But when you say GREAT.. dude.. that’s lebron’s level. Its not great.. it’s good.
    I don’t know about you.. seems like you have low expectation of what great is and standards. Mine is quite high. I have high standards.

    And you quote me on micro quoting whatever cr-p that is.. so are you.. You are micro quoting IJ7. She’s a female so that quote that I put on from Henry Would is most offending to her. And I also picked Henry Would because he said shyt that doesn’t make sense.

  • Dan Cohen

    There is proof.. again I’m using your words “look them up if you are ignorant. It’s not my job to educate you.”.. But I will be nice.. nba.com..jlin stats. gamelog.. there..far enough for you.

    Sorry, but I watch games and look at number. and based it on my conclusion…anything else like everything here are interpretations or opinions regardless of what pfv said.

  • JoeTeam

    good work, lol.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m 12.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I just worry about Jeremy’s intensity about basketball. Does he want to be a basketball player as much as he once was?