G22 SAC @ LAL Game Thread+Chat

On paper, it looks like a winnable game for the Lakers with the Kings coming on the 2nd night of Back-to-Back games plus missing Cousins. But Magic also just gave a stamp of approval for the Lakers to tank to get the Top Draft Pick. So expect Byron to give plenty of time for Kobe to shoot with supposedly defensive-minded starters. How will Jeremy Lin respond with the 2nd team? Will he be a good soldier to get his shots in 19-20 min or will he try to will the 2nd team to beat the Kings?

Let’s go, JLin! Never give up and just give your best! Just play for the Audience of One


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  • HY C

    huh? I’m first?

  • Weifang

    Many are not watching the game

  • Weifang

    Even mods are tanking

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL so much drama in Lakers

  • HY C

    me, neither, but I enjoy everyone’s discussion
    also, it’s too late from east coast, anyway

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL No I was away laughing at the Lakers drama:-)

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin go! Go Kings Go!

  • Weifang

    Be assertive, I’m from east coast too, tough up, just watch the whole game,you gotta leave your mark on east coast.Lol

  • HY C

    Now I surely am glad and thankful that the 4 games I attended from 11/23 ~ 11/30 had Lin as starters, and even witnessed their win against TOR

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m tanking. I have a tank in here.. lol

  • HY C

    I can’t bear to watch that tank commander, ewwww…
    I’d rather have a good night sleep.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s the spirit! 🙂

  • Bearness

    13th!

  • Weifang

    I will watch a little to see how lin does especially two minutes without kobe

  • MoominFloren

    Let’s go Lin!
    Forget about the BS from BS! Attack the basket! Hit the 3s! Run an one man fastbreak and DUNK!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Really?!? LOL

  • Bearness

    Hey, I take what I can get. =P

  • Weifang

    13?i think bs messed up your math

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin, you can score faster than the benching. Just shoot!

  • Alaingrvis

    oh no this is on nba tv

  • Chipdip

    Knicks just lost… pressure is on … LA Losers, bring out your tank commander …

  • Alaingrvis

    watching game on mute

  • orLinaryjoe

    Go Lin! 1 against 9 (own team too!)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ma go read some Hunger Games fanfiction until Jeremy comes in the game.

  • BobbyH

    Lakers Fans (not Kobe fans), what is the point of watching TV live program i.e. TWC if your team is tanking? Watching Kobe keep bricking? Or witness the happening of karma?

  • Linsanity!

  • Alaingrvis

    why

  • Collison just made an easy layup. 4-0

  • Jlinz

    good job kings

  • joyce ward
  • Alaingrvis

    lakers 0 as expected

  • orLinaryjoe

    0-6 w/o Lin!

  • Bearness

    I was, when I posted. =)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Some seats seems to be empty. Boycott?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The shirts are for?

  • Rick Johnson

    As I said, they will leave Price unguarded and open for a 3 all night. Double on Kobe instead.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    2 quick fouls on Hill. They can’t sub.

  • Alaingrvis

    sacramento sucks i have to say it.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAHAHA!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With Kobe chucking up shots, the Kings don’t have to worry.

  • Alaingrvis

    king are missing a lot only reason why its close

  • Bearness

    Cousins missing. Anyway, Lakers should be the last team to think their opponent “sucks”.

  • occupatio

    kobe continues to be very comfortable giving the ball up to price in a way he never was with lin.

    perhaps bc he can expect to get the ball back, esp to re-post, when he passes to price.

  • Alaingrvis

    oohh yea i forgot lol well if its a close competition then their opponent sucks

  • Alaingrvis

    price is scared to shoot

  • Bearness

    This black guy in NYC who died from white cop’s chokehold.

  • joyce ward
  • occupatio

    first rule of any offense is the wide wide open player has to shoot it. if he doesnt, the offense pays the price in some way.

    yet, byron genius, plays someone who doesnt take the open shot for a reason. its unreal.

  • Bearness

    Kobe already 2 for 8.

  • joyce ward
  • occupatio

    price with the massive brick.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Naw, let’s count how many times he doesn’t.

  • Alaingrvis

    price wide open

  • occupatio

    price’s negative impact on the offense is so obvious

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Start opening up the lead now with Gay outscore Kobe but Kobe takes more shots.

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    Good job Kings!

  • Promo Sports World

    It’s a joke

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe 2/8, Price 0/4. Sacramento is lousy, they should be way more ahead than 6.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    lin in.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe stayed in for his stats.
    Gay gets a well deserving rest.

  • occupatio

    note that macdonald said ‘collision OVER JEREMY LIN’

  • JoeTeam

    first o run = assist to Kobe and1

  • occupatio

    someone needs to call him out for this double standard crap for the chinaman

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, not around. Lucky bounce.

  • Jlinz

    bev would hit those shots price….and yes thats an insult

  • Rick Johnson

    Did he mention all the ones Collison shot over Price?

  • occupatio

    rhetorical question?

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • Chipdip

    hate it though… want to see Kobe bricking again and again

  • Alaingrvis

    no

  • JoeTeam

    doesn’t matter, I want Lin to get Box score just so he can enjoy his own day – when Lin is not in, you can see Hill is no longer producing. Team is weaker so just desserts.

  • he’s been trying to be intentional to justify Byron’s move to bench Lin due to defensive liability
    Let’s see if he does it again w/o praising Lin’s good D

  • Rick Johnson

    Collison is 4/5. Who did he score the other 3 over? Didn’t hear any mention of Price’s defensive effect.

  • occupatio

    abdul jabbar was right when he said the scoring record versus MJ is just a DISTRACTION to the team

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Pls, it has nothing to do with R Price. This is about BS and Kobe. Price has been nothing but class and professional.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Scott doesn’t like Lin-Davis connection. He yanks Davis out.

  • joyce ward
  • JoeTeam

    kobe with stupid early clock brick fully covered.

  • occupatio

    macdonald has his own biases against lin. this is not just him toting the company line

    its been this way BEFORE lin got moved to bench

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe is beginning his 30+ shots gAME.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    KOBE IS getting what he wants. He is taking half of the shots.

  • Promo Sports World

    Insane

  • occupatio

    macdonald said ‘collision got jeremy lin to BITE [on the fake]’
    when in fact lin was closing out as he should when he went under the screen
    macdonald is an azz

  • Alaingrvis

    lin is playig pg nd defense very good so far

  • Promo Sports World

    Kobe playing whole quarter is stupid

  • occupatio

    nick young — kobe lite

  • joyce ward

    OK, lin put up some points

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ok Kobe sit the ef down.

  • cali7

    That started again did it? Bs is asking for kobe to get hurt and I don’t know that anyone will care. If lakers are tanking why would they care about kobe playing or not.

  • occupatio

    macdonald is a worthless announcer. guy brings no knowledge to what he says

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe shot that with 5 people around him. 3 lakers wide open on the other side of the court

  • occupatio

    macdonald spews in his pants whenever kobe shoots it

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe shot more than his points, as usual. SMH

  • Lin/Davis is a bad combo for tanking :]

  • Promo Sports World

    Just a joke of a proud franchise

  • Alaingrvis

    without lin his deficiencies will show more

  • joyce ward

    Kings are loading up on Kobe…hmmm

  • ok, Linning time in Q2 w/o Kobe.
    Freeeedom!!

  • Love Lin

    This combo will ruin the commander’s tanking.. lol

  • Pete Roces

    Basketball is a team sport, so why would one selfish player ignoring all his team mates and shoot the ball himself with defenders all over him and regarding by NBA as one the best players…..

  • occupatio

    jumpshots all day. sigh

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe out 7-0 run!!! and the lead

  • Chipdip

    Kobe out, tanking is temporary on hold

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin and Boozer in, 10-0 run. Hmmm.

  • Guest

    its clear the lakers bench really don’t need lin. he never hs the ball

  • JW

    NOOOOO. take them out. they dont know how to tank. /s

  • LOL .. Everyone is free to play basketball with Kobe out
    6-0 run in Q2

  • occupatio

    the rockets, i characterize wathcing them last year as mostly monotonous. but this lakers team, it is just frustrating watching them.

  • kauaiblue

    Does he want to like play at all?

  • If this run continues, Byron has to bring back Kobe early to resume tanking

  • joyce ward

    What is lin doing?

  • BobbyH

    Fisher Lin, even in 2nd unit.

  • occupatio

    he is running the byron offense that is centered on boozer

  • orLinaryjoe

    drawing double teams

  • kauaiblue

    Have no idea… he does not want to get a good contract next year… sigh

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy you need to play basketball and stop thinking come on

  • JW

    i guess maybe all 5 players playing defense works.

  • occupatio

    what kind of team has boozer shooting this much? i cant stop harping on this. drives me mad

  • kauaiblue

    Man, this sux

  • joyce ward

    Has he made any assists or points?

  • Lin’s chatting and smiling with #9 (Sessions) during Hollins FT

    Good to see smiling Lin 😀

  • occupatio

    nick young and kobe are the same. makes no difference which unit lin is on. he’s with boozer and kobe/young

  • orLinaryjoe

    Come on Lin, look to score for your self.

  • blubell
  • Love Lin

    Good 2 see his smiling back.. 🙂 Been waiting 4 a day thou..

  • Alaingrvis

    1st unit need lin more then the bench

  • Jlinz

    Lin hasn’t touched the ball much

  • JW

    i feel young is more with flow of offense though

  • Promo Sports World

    Selfish ugly team of chuckers give me my heartbreak Knicks team of this year

  • occupatio

    he’s a black hole. ball doesnt leave him whenever he touches it. where’s the flow in that?

  • Alaingrvis

    yes he has been the pg for most of it. altough the bench fits price better

  • Freeeeedom!!

  • BenjaminZ

    I dont why Lin wouldnt just look for his ignre the coach

  • khomphuong2

    2 asts. , 0 pnts. w/ 8+ tho

  • JW

    Lin is playing SG. He needs just pop it

  • occupatio

    yeah what could byron do to him ? bench him? give him only 20 minutes?

    theres nothing byron can do that hasnt been done

  • kauaiblue

    Bc he is a good obedient asian boy

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    lin acts like a chump too much of the time

  • Lin doesn’t get his shooting rhythm yet but he should attack the rim to draw a foul more

  • blubell

    Jeremy is still in…

  • blubell

    nice drive!

  • Lin for layup!!! 2pts

  • IsabeliJane*17

    anybody HAPPY now that he attacked the basket aggressively for a layup?

  • Promo Sports World

    Really happy

  • Alaingrvis

    yea he has played pg really well today

  • David Kim

    I think lakers 2nd unit is better than starters. Lol

  • Chipdip

    without Kobe, any unit will be better

  • blubell
  • Great to see! Lin is letting the game come to him 😀

    Of course, Byron will pull him out soon

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Such a waste of talent for Lin to play under BS system.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah Jeremy owes you that

  • Alaingrvis

    i have to say lin is listening to scott weather you like it or not. playing defense. setting up shots for others. he has been involved in a lot of the bench scoring. even if it don’t show

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The 2nd unit is playing against the Kings’ 1st unit.

  • JW

    Sure, but at least prior to his first touch, it was getting other people involve on offense too. it wasnt just young

  • BenjaminZ

    Exactly theres no point listenin to him anymore
    if he really does make Lin a 3rd string then so be it

  • Alaingrvis

    against 1st unit as well

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe back, time to tank again.

  • occupatio

    what annoys me is how the lakers announcers anoint many other PGs as ‘quick’ even tho lin is just as quick as anyone.

    the keyword they give lin is ‘aggressive’, frquently implying that he is someone who lacks aggression but does well when he happens to play that way.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Worthy: Second unit gave them a two point lead, let’s see what the starters do with it…

    Ruin it… lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    As soon as the 1st unit comes in, the Lakers is behind.

  • Alaingrvis

    back to crap in a hurry

  • Yes, Bring out the tank again!

    Time watch Price shoots again. 0-4!

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Spoken truth

  • Rick Johnson

    Said they gave them the offensive boost but they played good/better defense too.

  • Alaingrvis

    mcdonnel forgot to say that

  • LakersPulse.NET just became my good friend 😀

  • takemeback2reaganyears
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Of course, the lead is changed. The Kings start making shots and is ahead for good.

  • Chipdip

    they reported to duty right on time! losing again!

  • blubell

    yup

  • BobbyH

    So the bashing begins.

  • occupatio

    been what im saying

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Our site’s very good friend lol. We should invite him here.

  • SamC89

    As soon as Lin scored the “worst” unit got subbed back in…

  • Tim Pham

    lin must ask for a trade..what is he doing here?

  • Briiick

    LOL, look at Kobe’s fg percentage, what Price does he pay to get this ?

  • blubell
  • dons

    BS loves Price, since he can’t shoot, nor apply any substantive pressure on the other team’s defense. Tank.

  • BenjaminZ

    I wanna strangle Byron Scott im sorry and nick young and ellignton I hate elligton dont take the ball from Lin

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Lantz changed his tune immediately when Jeremy was moved to second unit.

  • occupatio

    it will be funny when scott decides to put lin back into the starting lineup.

    i wonder what he will say to save face?

    ‘oh, lin finally learned some PG responsibilities.’ [translation: kobe is getting annoyed he is getting too doubletriple teamed to chuck]

  • Briiick

    Yeah, Kobrick’s FG tanks because of that.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Crows will turn white before that even happens.

  • MoominFloren

    Just check the box score….Kobe 27.3% FG….Price 0%….hahaha

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They all have their own meeting to set their own agendas before game.

  • occupatio

    byron will be eating crow soon enough, whether black or white

  • dons

    Maybe Sacramento needs to built up their PG depth. He’d be closer to Palo Alto, and stay in California, until he gets the starting nod. Anything is better than the Lakers’ awful team play.

  • Promo Sports World

    This ain’t pro ball …. Give me the sixers they may be bad but they try to win as a team

  • JW

    Everything working according to BS plan. HAHAHAHA

  • joyce ward

    Oh, Kobe will ask for lin back in tjhe starting line up. Scott will have asome sort of far fetched excuse.LOL

  • BenjaminZ

    I think they will just fake an injury

  • orLinaryjoe

    “No Laker defense with starters…”

  • Alaingrvis

    starters are the worst unit

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The first unit gives up what the 2nd unit has done for them. Good lineup change Byron. Tank Commander, Hi Hi Sir.

  • Alaingrvis

    ha irony

  • Jlinz

    hate to say it but the tanking is just a joke. Lakers are just incompetent with BS as coach and Kobe on the team

  • Chipdip

    Love it!!!! Kobe and the 1st unit! great defence! just great!!!!

  • JW

    Good thing starters are better defenders

  • Rick Johnson

    And Price put in with starters to improve the defense. SMH Scott totally clueless.

  • BenjaminZ

    LOLOLOL LAkers self destructionnn

  • BobbyH

    Nah, Lin is not in tank unit.

  • BenjaminZ

    Hey did Lin wear I can’t breathe shirt?

  • dons

    End of game: Kobe/Price -20, Lin/Young +20. What would that tell you … BS plan is to fall behind with starting unit, and expect second unit to try to reverse.

  • blubell

    Jeremy: +8
    Price: -15

  • orLinaryjoe

    Boozer too.

  • blubell

    yes

  • Love Lin

    Everyone sees that, only BScott chooses 2 be blinded..

  • occupatio

    lalalalalallalala

  • Alaingrvis

    they look worse then the bench at defending. and that is what we call irony

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    +/- for the first team of Lakers are in double digit but negative.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe 3/12 now. 25 FG%

  • Chipdip

    Kobe is the real King tonight! King of disaster!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Watching this boring game outside of Jeremy makes me hungry. All those food commercials!

  • blubell

    Fergie? lol

  • David Kim

    They gotta swap starters and 2nd units. Let the 2nd unit starts. LOL

  • occupatio

    its my LA chant. also the sound i make when my brain feels fried from the pure nonsense i see

  • JW

    I think LAL put it in the locker room for them, so probabaly.

  • BobbyH

    I can’t breathe playing to lose.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The lakers are shooting 35% now.

  • Alaingrvis

    stop it I’m dieting don’t make me think of food lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Offensive drought” w/o Lin, lol

  • blubell

    No offense either…

  • cali7

    First unit bringing down the percentage?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s shooting @25%

  • occupatio

    macdonald typical cliches — ‘lakers gone ice cold’

    it has nothing to do with hot or cold. the shots they take are simply BAD shots

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Eat salad. I’ma go get a Big Mac with large fries and Mcflurry lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wah! The Lakers is giving up and is behind by 10 points.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Seriously Ed Davis… stop making the starting unit look a bit better

  • MoominFloren

    backcourt starter combined 18.75 % FG……..I think I can play NBA too!

  • joyce ward
  • JW

    Kobe gonna bench Price soon for not passing it to him twice.

  • occupatio

    kobe doesnt even try to rush back. thats whats even more embarrassing than losing the ball

  • Jlinz

    ed davis is the only reason the starting unit isn’t down 20

  • occupatio

    lalalalallalalalalalalallalala

  • Rick Johnson

    Truth

  • orLinaryjoe

    “2nd unit was the best thing for the Lakers”- Worthy

  • Alaingrvis

    wait for the third quarter . remember they had a 2 point lead before they messed it up

  • Jlinz

    if BS was a good coach, he would bench Kobe this game…

    but…h*** would freeze over first before that happens

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Kings back court scored 26 points. The Lakers’ back court scored 11.

  • orLinaryjoe

    He would fire himself

  • Alaingrvis

    i have to say this will not last long. lin will start sooner or later.kobe may demand it himself

  • Rick Johnson

    Should have followed that by “since the starters came back” or more specifically “since Price and Kobe came back”

  • Jlinz

    so true

  • Pete Roces

    Not worth a second of my time to watch LA’s starters play, have better things to do…like posting something here.

  • occupatio

    you are a wise man. im slow to catch on.
    lalallaalalalaa

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • orLinaryjoe

    Come on LIN! Go get some points for your fans. All worth the benching!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Price will not get those assists without Ed Davis. Forcing these two to play like how it was with Jeremy and Ed.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What a glorious scene in +/-, the double digit negative belongs to the starters, and the 2nd unit on the average is +7.
    The first unit on the average is -15.

  • joyce ward

    I think he will in the second half.

  • Alaingrvis

    both ronnie and kobe make each other look worse then they are. price forces doubles on kobe which makes him mis more then usual of which he missed a lot anyways. kobe forces price to shoot which is comical how wide open he is

  • Chipdip

    I cheered for the Kings when the Losers’ first unit is on

  • occupatio

    lol. the hashtag

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hashtag for the win. Davis seems stubborn to me, like how Jeremy is

  • BenjaminZ

    ridiculous cant believe they made our boy wear that stupid shirt

  • Briiick

    Since kobe’s fg percentage tanks to 30%, Scott better acts quickly to find some poorer shooting players to compliment him in the first unit.

  • sws94

    Nope. Lin and Davis would be great. Scott is a failure, this lineup is sorry.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He found a journeyman called Ronnie the Price with 0%.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Anyone has mama Lin’s ph#. She needs say “Lin, go get some!”

  • blubell

    Uh oh, will he be benched? lol

  • sws94

    When he gives it to Young he never gets it back. Young looks to shoot or sometimes pass it to Boozer or Sacre. He’s going to have to start looking Young off sometimes.

  • The bench didn’t get the memo to tank LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s why BS is forcing it. The thing is Davis doesn’t want to tank lol

  • occupatio

    frustration-inducing lakers versus freethrow snoozefest rockets of last year. tough comparison, cant say which is obviously worse. different flavors of vomit. but im leaning towards lakers on this one. byron gives them that edge

  • Briiick

    Scott better sticks with it for 15 games

  • MoominFloren

    hahaha…..it’s worth to spend a few seconds to check the box score…..seeing Kobe FG% makes me laugh

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Fat chance. BS would rather eat nails than play Boozer as starter lol

  • Kobe: “You dared to outscore me? Go there find your pal, Lin!” LOL

  • There’s still Sacre 😀
    A more reliable tanker, not by choice haha..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Despite playing more minutes (about 5 minutes), the starters only scored 4 more points than the 2nd unit.

  • MoominFloren

    Not bad idea….hahahaha

  • Alaingrvis

    rockets offense which was like street ball was a lot better then this slow frigid offense. and don’t get me started on defense

  • MoominFloren

    yes…..keep your promise coach

  • joyce ward
  • Alaingrvis

    just lin would help kobe and davis

  • JW

    Kinda wonder what BS gonna say in the locker room. Starters, give Kobe the ball more. Bench, start playing like bench players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s see what happen after the notorious 3rd Q. Wanna make a prediction!

  • Kobe 4-13
    Price 0-4

    I can’t further emphasize how awesome to look at these numbers 😀

  • occupatio

    probably some silliness about ‘lakers pride’

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    funny

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Guys! You’re doing great. We’re about to get our lottery pick this season.

  • SamC89

    The best part of the Lin benching is that the Lakers are even worse. Maybe it’s a reverse psychology ploy? Heh, let Kobe realize how much he needs Lin? Ok, maybe I’m too optimistic.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Alaingrvis

    or the players he selected

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s the dismal offense that caused the problem. Byron just doesn’t get it.
    When you’re hungry, Byron recommends you to drink distill water.

  • SamC89

    Houston is worse. Lakers are just incompetent. Also, there’s a feeling that upper management wants to keep Lin so they are trying to devalue him a bit.

    With the Rockets, both M&M had a grudge against Lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • MoominFloren

    I guess this is my very first time having so much fun to watch Lin’s team’s losing ^.^

  • cali7

    The ultimate karma would be if kobe had a season ending injury before reaching mj’s record. I apologize to all bc I actually believed kobe ans kept saying this would be good for lin. Instead he has revealed himself to be without integrity and a hypocrite.

  • cali7

    LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    1 on 5 in exact. The 4 other Lakers are strolling.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Jlinz

    they both *****ing suck and just like i wanted Lin to leave Houston I also want him to leave LA…..he had been disrespected more than enough…

    happy?

  • BenjaminZ

    I’m disgusted by this whole team
    Lin should start
    FO needs to do somethig

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You will much more fun with this hilarious new lineup.

  • occupatio

    watching houston lose was more enjoyable bc they were capable of winning but were so harden.
    watching lakers lose is like watching lemmings fall down a cliff in slow motion

  • MoominFloren

    Kobe: No one can stop me! Not even 5!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After the 3rd Q, Lakers fans will want Boozer play for them. Boo! Boo! Boo!

  • dons

    Worthy’s comment: “Sometimes there is a reason players are open”. Scott surely has not figured this out, nor Price.

  • Pete Roces

    No way, LA is tanking!

  • BenjaminZ

    If I were a starting PG in the NBA I would REFUSE to defend Ronnie Price because he wouldnt deserve me playing any defense on him him starting is a disgrace to the sport of basketball as a whole. It is an insult to this wonderful sport and league so many people fought to build and develop.

  • MoominFloren

    Forget about Houston. I enjoy the moment now…hehe

  • dons

    No, Lin does not need Kobe. 1st group with Lin and Davis do not need Kobe. The 2nd group if any needs Kobe to play against 2nd team of opponent, to raise his shooting %

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1. Opponents don’t consider you a threat
    2. Opponent’s defensive lapse
    3. You can’t really shoot so they don’t pass the ball to you

    Yup, I’ll go with first and third.

  • Watching starters losing big time (-11 to -16) while bench (+3 to +8) is winning is pure bliss 😀

    Lin and Swaggy with the highest +8

  • occupatio

    stu is trashing the scott lineup is his own way

  • JW

    starters so awful on offense since they figure kobe gonna get everything

  • blubell

    Linsane Swag 🙂

  • Swag-Lin :>

  • joyce ward
  • occupatio

    macdonald ejaculated when price got that steal

  • JC

    The only ones need kobe to win are the opposing players

  • cheapjing

    picture worth a thousand words

  • BenjaminZ

    Wesley back off let them lose jesus

  • blubell
  • Love Lin

    sooo ridiculous.. 1 on 5 street bball games?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Making half a comeback with Wesley JOhnson hitting 3s.

  • JC

    LOL ‘different flavors of vomit’

  • Rick Johnson

    Why didn’t he say Collison shot that 3 over Price?

  • occupatio

    lalalala

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    10 points up The Kings. You’re the emperor tonight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    hahahahaha

  • joyce ward
  • Alaingrvis

    because price name is only remember when he does good. while lin is only remembered when he does bad

  • blubell
  • you know, we should make a defensive lowlights video on Price to destroy Byron’s lies

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Did you notice that the Kings’ back court is shooting over 50%

  • Mike Trudell sees through the Lin-justice

  • Alaingrvis

    say it like it is mcky d’s

  • BuzzerBeater

    Expose them Trudell, expose!

  • Alaingrvis

    price playing great defense

  • cali7

    I feel bad for price. He is just a pawn and his weaknesses shine brighter.

  • blubell

    Linequity?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Kings are back. The momentum swing back to the Emperor.

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin shouldn’t sacrifice his body for this terrible team.

  • blubell
  • Byron sacrificed him

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Poor Ronnie. He’s just made a basket and he was pulled out of the game.
    What kind of coach is it?

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    eff kobe

  • Alaingrvis

    he makes when lin comes in

  • JW

    adds to lin +-

  • blubell

    lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Damn! This lineup of the Lakers looks so familiar.
    Scott you’re cheating. You’re supposed to stick with your new lineup for 10-15 games.
    You, SOB. You’re a big liar!

  • occupatio

    lol

  • Alaingrvis

    yea first adjustment all year

  • blubell
  • JW

    at least he wasnot shooting that turn around with 2 guys on him

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    so price has doubled lin’s playing time already

  • Carol Tiu

    BS desperately wants to show he has no double standard, but we know better.

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott finally finds his best lineup!

  • JW

    finally stu giving lin credit for defense

  • Great defensive play by Lin causing Gay to have TO!

  • cali7

    Temporary lapse

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy forced Gay to turn it over.. if they didn’t credit him….

  • blubell

    Surprisingly, they did.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If they didn’t they deserve a palm in the face.

  • BenjaminZ

    FK you ng scrub!

  • JW

    lin pllaying too fast again. /s

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Carol Tiu

    I wish he’d stop doing that for this team, just save himself for his next team.

  • Nice patience by Lin to find Boozer!

  • Lin/Davis for the SLAM!!!

  • JW

    lin pushing the ball down just so much more exciting

  • blubell

    Jeremy to Davis. Alley ooooop!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy and Davis – instant connection

    Price and Davis – finding a cellphone reception underground

  • Linstant Connection! :p

  • JoeTeam

    you and lin …

  • orLinaryjoe

    Jlin +15, Price -15

  • Love Lin

    Alley-oops 2 Davis by Lin.. Sweettt~~~

  • blubell
  • BenjaminZ

    Young is a scrub

  • IsabeliJane*17

    destiny.kismet… lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin Davis Ally Oop, Okay bench Davis, too much of that.

  • Jlinz

    davis benched lmao

  • Cookiemole

    If I’m not mistaken, this is the only unit that is net positive for the season

  • joyce ward
  • Davis with the slam, of course Byron benched him right away

  • dons

    Uh-oh, Lin’s group starting to score and control. Scott better swap in the starting group … surely Price will enter soon to relieve Lin.

  • JW

    now go sit down

  • orLinaryjoe

    Cosmic karma

  • Carol Tiu

    YES!

  • Jlinz

    c’mon Lin u need to hit that

  • occupatio

    damn i wish lin had that 3

  • JoeTeam

    J J J … not many more open 3s on this team. Convert baby!

  • Alaingrvis

    he is cold for obvious reasons

  • That would have been huge if Lin hits that 3!

  • Rick Johnson

    Dang, what’s with Jeremy’s 3’s. Kobe rarely passes it out, when he does he has to make those.

  • blubell
  • JW

    would not have been mad if kobe took it in himself

  • dons

    Don’t want him to get hurt, save for the playoffs.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    that was quick…

  • Lin doesn’t have any shooting rhythm now.
    Hope he gets it soon

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow what acceleration!!!

  • joyce ward
  • BuzzerBeater

    Scott panicked, that lineup was slowing down the tank.

  • JoeTeam

    kobe is really a bad player now … he has some moves and shots, that’s all.

  • Great drive to the rim!
    What an acceleration 😀

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Kings were surprised with that speed. Jeremy the coyote, because coyotes are faster than roadrunners.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    lin and his late game FTs. smh

  • Alaingrvis

    lin has to get rhythm its hard though

  • Boozer looked to find Lin in that transition.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy holding on to a steal reminds me of Manu a lot…

  • Papa Lin must really love Sacre’s hook shot!

  • occupatio

    what do you mean?

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A big 3rd Q with 32 points from the Lakers.

  • joyce ward
  • Rick Johnson

    Dang, Lin still only has 3 points?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin played great defense. The shooting % of the Kings are down.

  • dons

    BS will re-insert Price at start 4Q, The Closer, out of respect for his high-level play making and defense? Any brains would bench Price the rest of game, and give Lakers a chance to win.

  • Alaingrvis

    still having a big effect

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How Manu holds on to steal even if Pop was screaming “no!no!no!” on the sidelines. I think I saw BS going “no!no!no!” from the sidelines too lol.

    Bad for tanking.

  • he doesn’t have any shooting rhythm at all now.
    Hope he keeps attacking the rim

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Amen!

  • joyce ward
  • Lin is a foul-magnet

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe out, time to take the lead again.

  • Alaingrvis

    i can’t believe he got that call

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin must have caused 4 to 5 TOs of the Kings.

  • Jlinz

    i remember Linsanity when Lin used to DOMINATE collison

  • Lin needs to do a Hack-A-Collison! LOL
    0-4 FTs

  • BenjaminZ

    YES young

  • Rick Johnson

    Collison getting tired guarding Lin, missing FT’s

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Collison started missing shots since Lin checked in.

  • Wow .. Collison 1-6 FTs

  • Good to see Lin and Boozer try to find each other!
    #Anti-TankerCoalition

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Another hashtag for the win.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin chewing out Kobe for not getting back. Nothing to lose, can’t get benched any more.

  • JW

    talkng about lin yelling back at kobe for not getting back in defense

  • joyce ward
  • blubell
  • Thanks, I’m going strong with #AntiTanker theme now 😀

  • JoeTeam

    so. let’s see of Lin goes out at 6 or stays. Game is close. Prob sits. Boo.

  • BenjaminZ

    LIN ATTACK THE RIM

  • Tim Pham

    too little too late and it wont matter.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    *shudders* They’re going to play against THE Spurs next…

  • Tim Pham

    scott is gonna pull lin soon, if not now. waste of time watching..

  • JW

    yea. lin needs to get all his frustration out however way he can

  • Funny thing is Lin is playing D.
    Byron might do the crazy thing and let him stay until 3 min mark

  • JW

    with the lack of kobe bench needs to proof themselves now

  • Lin’s passing is so contagious that Nick Young even pass to Boozer!

  • MoominFloren

    wow

  • blubell

    So many blown assists…

  • JW

    wow. lin so rusty on his shots

  • Alaingrvis

    we know why

  • Man, Lin and Boozer FTs got affected since benched

  • JW

    bench got another 1 or 2 minutes left. better get going.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Jeremy still in…

  • blubell

    nevermind.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, game over.

  • JW

    game over for lin. oh well it was fun while he was in

  • Rick Johnson

    No Price, Ellington in.

  • very interesting

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think the ideal situation is Lakers lost this game.

  • JW

    wow boozer still in?

  • blubell

    BScott has said he won’t tinker with Ellington’s minutes. what is this huh? lol.

  • JW

    so whining dooes work

  • Jlinz

    davis best player on the starters and of course he’s benched.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Yeah doing through a slump right now, his FTs have been affected as well 🙁
    Hopefully he gets over it soon.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He made Jeremy look good so…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Makes no sense

  • Jlinz

    can’t have that

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He hurt his leg (leg pain)

  • BuzzerBeater

    Tank Commander in Chief Scott is ruthless.

  • MoominFloren

    Lin is out…Go Kings Go

  • Jlinz

    notice price came in for Lin but boozer stayed in…

  • Alaingrvis

    without lin this a blow out hopefully they lose

  • blubell

    Jeremy is poison lol.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Needs no cheering. They are in tank mode.

  • BenjaminZ

    Not even watching anymore
    Lin needs to know when to turn it on thye needed his scoring but he decided to distribute instead

  • Alaingrvis

    evens as a starter price got a max of 26 minutes .today less then lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    lol
    You’re just like poison
    Slowly moving through my system
    Breaking all of my defenses with time – Beyonce Knowles

  • Lin tried to drive first but couldn’t find his shooting rhythm.
    Then decided to do multiple strong drives to the rim. But even his FT shooting rhythm is affected.
    Not his night. But he needs to find his HOU scorer-off-the-bench mentality back

  • occupatio

    lakers need to lose this. eff byron

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Thanks to the second unit, this game got close..

  • MoominFloren

    C’mon Kings. Got to win this

  • Brent Yen

    I don think he had that mentality b4

  • BenjaminZ

    Yah I know but man this is frustratinf

  • sws94

    This is what I was concerned with. 3 points. yikes.

  • blubell

    or
    With a taste of your lips, I’m on a ride
    You’re toxic, I’m slippin’ under
    With a taste of a poison paradise
    I’m addicted to you, don’t you know that you’re toxic

    Britney Spears – Toxic

  • Rick Johnson

    Collison got that 3 but Ellington is better than Price.

  • Lakers will get Collison-ed here

  • roberlin

    It’s still a semi win for Lin – the fact that Price isn’t finishing the game, and ended up playing fewer minutes than Lin.

  • I want Kobe to shoot it 🙂
    Be a hero, Kobe!

  • Ellington starts at PG next game?

  • I’m so happy to watch Kobe shooting 😀

  • roberlin

    Lol. I don’t think so.

  • blubell

    and DC scoring 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    I wan’t overtime. They will have to put Lin back in.

  • blubell

    BScott is “coach”… who knows lol

  • Good idea! Overtime!!

  • Brent Yen

    Going 2 for 1 for Kings?

  • JW

    battle of 2 crappy teams. who will tank better.

  • BenjaminZ

    Lin should demand to be put back in or just go back to lovker

  • Alaingrvis

    1 team is missing a key player

  • Alaingrvis

    the other benched one

  • blubell

    Obviously Lakers with BScott

  • JW

    but other team got kobe

  • JW

    and price is in for final seconds

  • Rick Johnson

    Bench won this but unfortunately makes Scott look good.

  • blubell

    OT?

  • MoominFloren

    what ?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Nope!

  • blubell
  • roberlin

    BUT – good news is that the new starting line-up with Price in it is looking like an utter failure, regardless if they win this game or not.

  • Alaingrvis

    he had to change his lineup to win. atlas it looks like he isn’t tanking like magic asked

  • SamC89

    Hilarious. You really can’t make this up. Guess they can finish with him in there to “prove” a point.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Collison shoots a 3 over Price’s head and ties it up.

  • roberlin

    yup, exactly. Scott actually made ADJUSTMENTS in this game!

  • JW

    BS figure there is a chance to win, better put price in

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOL poetic justice

  • occupatio

    damn

  • Jlinz

    booo

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kobe is their god!

  • Rick Johnson

    Kings are bad without Cousins..

  • Brent Yen

    Haha this is one of the worst 15.6 secs possession I have seem….

  • roberlin

    JLin looked really happy with the win! That’s what matters.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t like the result.
    Lin and Boozer brouight this team back.
    The Lakers deserved to lose.

  • BenjaminZ

    Boozer kept shooting

  • joyce ward

    That is all the Lakers wanted for Kobe to be the hero..smh

  • JW

    Magic is pissed. Such a clear order and BS cannot even do it.

  • Lin looked genuinely happy his team won.
    Or maybe he is happy he got 22 min while Price got 20 min

  • Love Lin

    How come I dont feel happy at all 4 the win? but look at Lins smile, this boy is really happy 4 his team win. What a pure smile n simple boy!

  • blubell

    He is a winner. Of course he likes winning… Anti-tanking! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    They will get a few gms and lose a lot …

  • BenjaminZ

    Kings are so bad soo bad
    Rudy gay is just like Kobe

  • roberlin

    If Lin is happy for the win, then it’s all good.

  • Alaingrvis

    prediction. lin will start sooner or later

  • occupatio

    what a chump

  • roberlin

    BOTH.

  • grover chang

    If Lin is happy then I’m happy. Go Lin. Great effort that’s all you could ask. Keep practicing. Keep working. Never give up.

  • BuzzerBeater

    This was my fault y’all. I was rooting for a close Laker win cuz I want the Kings to drop below the Pelicans who I like.

    I promise to root for a loss next game again.
    With the exception of his shooting slump, Jeremy did great though and he helped get the Lakers back in it, at the same time Price looked awful again. A good outcome.

  • BenjaminZ

    Does look like Lin is gonna start soon

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I hate you.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    No need to do so. They will play Spurs next.

  • roberlin

    Or he’s at least going to start getting more minutes than Price, at first anyway.

  • I think Kings just ran out of energy in the 2nd night of back-to-back.
    24-37 FT (65%) also killed them.

    Byron deflected the “Tanking” talk for 1 game

  • Alaingrvis

    sooner or later clipper and spurs coming up sooo lol leave price in so i can laugh

  • JoeTeam

    voted cutest couple on campus …

  • roberlin

    ? Lin’s a chump for enjoying winning?

  • No hate please :]

  • JoeTeam

    plenty of that. Had Kobe not passed to Jordan under the basket, game would have been lost.

  • blubell

    win win

  • MoominFloren

    He’s happy for not eating Mcflurry tonight

  • Jeremiah

    Why start Price but then give him less minutes than Lin?

  • BenjaminZ

    here comes another 10game losing streak

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The 2nd unit saves the day for the Lakers in the 3rd Q; a big 3rd Q.
    Boozer really played well.

  • JoeTeam

    seriously, had Kobe not passed to Jordan under the basket, LAL would have lost this game. You know the play I mean.

  • BuzzerBeater

    lol this is true, the starting tanking crew will take care of the loss on their own.

  • roberlin

    Because BS started to realize during the game how much a liability Price was on offense.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin and Boozer still in positive.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has caused so many TOs and he’s only credited with 1 steal.
    The game is won by LIn’s big defense on Collison.

  • blubell
  • BuzzerBeater

    c’mon just a little

  • BenjaminZ

    I can eat more late night pizza w/ Mcflurry

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, it’s the 2nd unit who did the job.

  • Jeremiah

    Yeah but we all know staring Price is pure BS!

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    the way they guard price is a the reason he should never start or even be a back up. its a shame he is out there

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    OK I only hate you a little.

  • roberlin

    The fact that Price got less minutes than Lin is a clear admission by Scott that any benefits of Price’s “defense” is outweighed by the liability that he is on offense.

  • Rick Johnson

    After chewing out Kobe for not getting back on defense and arguing with ref instead he will end up on the Defenders.

  • khomphuong2

    pic.twitter.com/LqkpIA0wmk— Angry Asian Man (@angryasianman) December 10, 2014

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly. both Ellington and lin had a better defensive night

  • BenjaminZ

    You know…Collison didnt guard Ronnie price at all tn he cudnt even convert those freebies…I’m happy

  • Rick Johnson

    Price -13. Worst Laker

  • BenjaminZ

    I can’t breath under Byron Scott

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy makes me sigh.

  • blubell

    Swoon?

  • BenjaminZ

    LOL then I will visit the Lakers HQ with an AK47

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Breathless sigh with a loud exhale like “hayyyy..”

    Go on, go on.. leave me breathless – The Corrs

  • roberlin

    I don’t think Scott is going to re-start Lin anytime soon. But, I think we’ll see Lin’s minutes go up while Ronnie’s minutes go down.

  • Rick Johnson

    Not only that, Collison could rest on defense to save energy for offense. After he had to guard Lin he expended energy and was missing free throws.

  • blubell
  • BenjaminZ

    Luving it

  • I wonder why Ed Davis got benched in Q4?

    I bet it’s because Davis outscored Kobe 5-2 in that 18-7 run in Q2! LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    he is slow so i expect a slow transition to the obvious. boozer look good off the bench. lin and davis hoping to meet again lol

  • blubell
  • Chipdip

    Your fault. Lakers’ win makes me so down…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s part of the #AntiTankCoalition. Nick Young is on the verge of joining lol

  • blubell

    BScott is so transparent… smh. lol

  • roberlin

    That’s because with Price in the line-up, the Lakers were essentially playing four against five while on offense. Even clueless Byron finally figured that out and put in Lin to make it five versus five.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Boozer talked w Mitch do make a different. Plus Boozer got more points than Davis.

  • I’m listening … LOL

  • roberlin

    Yes, Byron does everything really slowly!

  • BuzzerBeater

    Oooh I didnt know the Lakers did this too, great to see!

    I wonder if Silver is fining them, he said yesterday he wants the players to respect the league’s attire rules referring to these shirts.

    I hope he isnt, not that it matters because these players have enough money but still.

  • blubell

    Byron and Kobe sitting on a tree… nm. lol

  • BenjaminZ

    whynt u shoot ur head

  • IsabeliJane*17

    A little privacy please… lol

  • BenjaminZ

    Looks like Byron is slightly scared of Boozer
    Lin needs to speak up too

  • ok, continue the non-breathing sessions :]

  • I thought about that too. Mitch asked Byron to make Boozer a little happy to avoid mutiny.
    And Boozer played well today

  • grover chang

    Who wouldn’t? The guy has an eight pack.

  • blubell

    And he wants everyone to feel it.. lol

  • Byron “I don’t massage egos” Scott :]

  • Alaingrvis

    i have to say i like boozer. he seem very cool

  • joyce ward

    Lin needs to figure out when to score for himself. That is what frustrates me so much about him. He would have at least 8 points more if he had made that 3 or made his free throws..smh

  • SamC89

    Boozer is going to retire soon. Lin still has a long career ahead of him. He still has to think of the future. What Lin can do is look to score.

  • blubell

    He’s in a shooting slump he needs to get out of…

  • Alaingrvis

    well he is playing pg a lot better. he is out of rhythm for obvious reason. scoring for lin is easy so i like his focus on defense and getting people shots

  • roberlin

    Instead of following Laker wins and losses, I’m going to follow Lin wins and losses.

    A W for Lin tonight. Even though Lakers won the game, Lin got more minutes than Price, Price didn’t play in the fourth except as a defensive replacement, and Lin played well, stat line notwithstanding. This game totally exposed Price for the utter liability he is on the court.

    Not a blow-out win, but a Lin win nonetheless.

  • Yes, Wes Johnson did for the first 15 gms and he broke through the slump.
    Hope Lin will do it soon

  • joyce ward

    Whatever….

  • BuzzerBeater

    I cant get mad on missed jumpshots, players go through slumps and unfortunately he’s going through one right now after starting the season red hot. It’ll come back.
    I do however want him to call for picks strictly with the intention on getting to rim and scoring himself! I dont care if Scott wants him to just get others involved, get your own Jeremy.

    Thats also how players get over slumps usually, by getting to the basket. He needs to do that. Rebel a little, what can he lose at this point.

  • Alaingrvis

    he is in a slump because he plays so little. as i said before. lin is terrible off the bench because he is a rhythm player

  • Lin definitely needs to break through his shooting slump soon.
    Not sure what it will take to do so. Maybe winning will get him to relax and rediscover his shooting rhythm.

    I also like to see him drive to the rim 3-4 times before he starts shooting 3s

  • blubell

    At least refs called this foul unlike the Clippers game..
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/542566061053190145

  • Alaingrvis

    his slump started after benching soo

  • BuzzerBeater

    I shake my head too but for different reasons.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I agree but I understand for him. The mentally roller coaster and the changing roles could effect him greatly.

  • joyce ward

    That is why he needs to learn how to stay in rhythm in this league if he wants to be a starter.

  • grover chang

    I think two more games and his shooting will be back. Changing your place in rotation upsets a players rhythm. He will get use to the rotation and the ball goes in the basket.

  • true.. it had to affect his confidence. Maybe he can learn from Boozer how to stay focused to tune out Byron

  • Alaingrvis

    lin wants his back

  • Rick Johnson

    Swaggy: “bench doing their job, starters got to pick up their so slack”

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s the Jeremy attitude..

  • Guest

    Llike his attitude!

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    did he say that

  • joyce ward

    You know what, I love lin. but he has been there before and this should be very familiar with him.It happened in Houston. lin needs to get focused and play his game no matter what.

  • MoominFloren

    Like his attitude. Stay positive keep fighting

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ironically, Ronnie didnt guard Collison at all either lolz

  • k.smith

    Good of Lin to wear that shirt.

  • blubell

    He’s been doing that all his life. Nothing new 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Said it jokingly but really meant it.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    no he is a rhythm player the long 10 minutes playing time after sitting for long period is effecting him. his confidence is there

  • joyce ward

    You see that is the point I am trying to make. Starters in this league have to be confident about their game no matter what. I don’t think it has to do with his confidence,it has more to do with lin pouting when things don’t go his way. His mother said that when he didn’t get his way he would beat his head against the wall until he got his way.

  • CJSHYY

    Did Lin have post game interview?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I think he played hard and focused today but he’s a lone whenever he wanted to drive to the basket. The offense seemed very clear for him as seen play after play after play. When Kobe was on the floor with him, he fed the ball the Boozer then screened to free Kobe to get the pass from Boozer or find Boozer or N Young and the ball never gone back to him. Yes unfortunately he missed couple wide open 3s.

  • joyce ward

    You see just as he called out Kobe for not getting back on the play defensively, he needs to call them out for ball hogging

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I wished he could but the last thing he would want to do is to make more enemy for himself especially he’s just lost his starting job. This is the coach and his staffs responsibility to set the identity and the agenda of the team. It’s a total chaos and confusion internally now I think.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    and defense!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin forced the Kings to play Collison long minutes.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This gonna be a long season for Lin and fans, Price was in doubt about his new starting role but still there’s a long shot for Lin to get his old job back as now Kobe will be the new man taking over crunch time.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe did that since game 1 so nothing really surprised me at all. In Lakers, the last 3 min always Kobe in charge as PG.

  • Christina

    Ever since Jeremy mentioned that he actively plays video games and he even plays that right before game time to try to concentrate, I began to worry. I work with children, every time we notice children cannot concentrate, the parents confirm 100 % they interact with video games or watch too much TV. A lot of research articles are written on this subject and doctors have been telling parents that. I remember one of the earlier Jeremy videos covering what he did on the game day, he practiced in the morning and in the afternoon he played a little piano/keyboard and had quiet time reading Bible before taking a nap. I really think gaining strength and peace from God is the right focus, rather than occupying by video games and social life right before game time. This has been in my heart to let him know to get away from video games, at least for a little while. But do not know where to send the note to.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not when Ellington is the shooting guard and Lin and Price were both on the bench.

  • Alaingrvis

    unless they play team shooting terribly the whole game. they can’t have the starters shoot like they did today. spurs up next. with the starters it will be a long day

  • Alaingrvis

    they won because kings missed a lot . only team who miss more then them

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s good enough for BS to justify his stupid moves.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I know what you tried to say.. Haha! I really think Lin sometimes it’s too stubborn. I believe if he can have a little bit like CP in deal w issue he has …..then he probably will go more smoothly in NBA. Never really like CP, but I think he finally made it in Mav’s 1st unit now. Hope to see Lin soon.

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree.. Like I said he needs to play his game no matter what system or ISO player next to him.. too bad, he still not there yet..

  • spiderman

    This bench, with the exception of Davis, is BETTER than the starting line-up. Obviously would be better with a line-up that included a healthy Randle, Henry and Kelly. But it is what it is.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc both Lin & Price shooting bad & what Scott wanted it’s points so he used Ellington instead.

  • joyce ward

    Notice how kobe is the hero. He won this game all buy himself. I am so sick of this laker political games…smh

  • I actually noticed interesting dynamics of Lin and Boozer seeking out Kobe more initially, then later Kobe tried to find Boozer/Lin more.

    If Kobe is happy and Lin continues with his strong D plus back scoring, Lin might be back to start in 10 games.
    Price simply isn’t good enough to free up Kobe to score. And Kobe likes his points

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what he wants… I guess maybe he is really in bad shape for his body so he just wants to take this now..?!

  • yes, Lakers only won because Kings missed horribly.
    Tired legs, I’m sure on B2B

  • BenjaminZ

    I HATE BYRON SCOTT

  • Just for the record. Lakers didn’t actually win this game.
    Kings missed more than Lakers esp. down the stretch.

    24-37 FT (65%) is horrible for the Kings. 13 missed FTs in a 3pt loss is a lot.
    Lakers didn’t fare too well either at 17-25 (68%)

    But anyway, a win is good for team spirits so hopefully Lin relaxes more and rediscover his shooting rhythm.
    Great overall D by Lin to force a lot of TOs (6?)

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    but hey, didn’t you say LAL would be Sac? Good call if true.

  • CJSHYY

    So is this for real? Kobe is going to retired in 2016?!

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/542558430234296320

  • JoeTeam

    seeing his petulant face during the game … man, I don’t even get to use that word with the kiddies often.

  • SamC89

    Seems like the FO wants to force it at least.

  • I’m not sure I called anything :]

  • CJSHYY

    That’s how I feel… Finally! Great!

  • SamC89

    His attitude is different than when he got unfairly demoted in Houston. I’m hoping it’s because the front office (Jeanie maybe?) talked to him about it. Also we see that they seem to be forcing Kobe to retire in 2016.

  • MoominFloren

    His smiled like a kid in front of a candy house 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    batters have slumps too. As they say, gotta shoot out of it under pressure. Look at swaggy … he came back hot, got into a slump, and keeps chucking it up. I like Nick, not sure I would rely on him but he’s fun.

  • hm, I’m not sure about pouting.
    From his body language during the last post-game interview, he sounded more distant/lost than discontent enough to start pouting to get his ways.

    If he’s pouting, I don’t think he’d have played defense that hard, taking charge, etc. I can tell he tried to impress Byron with his D while trying to facilitate just like what Byron asked him to do.

  • JoeTeam

    that might be true, and I was there disappointed at his missed open looks tonight. However, I did see 3 guys collapse on him when he beet the perimeter, and I saw only one play set up for him (I think his first missed 3 from the left elbow). On the other hand, it was clear the team was very happy with his role, which is to take it safely past half court, call the play, and get it started. It’s just that this team does not kick out … they try to press it themselves, or they go … ok, I can’t make this so get it to Kobe. Lin just has to stand way back on the corner and start D. It’s like a 4 person offense with one try, then to Kobe for a 1 person offense.

    In that offense, Joyce, it’s very hard to play or shoot out of a slump. He will, though, he will.

  • Jlinz

    won’t matter, he won’t be in LA in 2016

  • CJSHYY

    Who is He? Lin?

  • BuzzerBeater

    Ouch, another slap in the face to poor Wiggins lol

  • Jlinz

    yes

  • real-dsb

    There’s no way that Kobe will play 82 games this year. Given his age, past injuries, and minutes.

    In the games that Kobe doesn’t play, I hope that Lin takes over and has some Linsanity games!

  • sport

    This bench an beat the Lakers starters any day!

  • sport

    Well if Nick Young can be happy just getting his stats from the bench and staying away form Kobe the ball hog chucker, why can’t Lin? Make the best out of the situation.

  • sport

    Nick’s full of confidence in himself and not afraid of chucking up shot, 12-15 should be the average for great shooters so long as players don’t chuck 20-30 such as Kobe and Harden. Nick took 13 field goal attempts and that’s very reasonable!

  • sport

    That’s is an issue, he need to learn how to shoot whenever he’s on the court. How is he suppose to shoot out of a slump without on 5 shots he should really take note of what Nick Young does, continuing shooting even when he misses!

  • sport

    Boozer is cool and fun teammate, but his game not so much probably due to his age.

  • sport

    BS knows that defense crap is just an excuse to bench the Asian Guy!

  • BenjaminZ

    Lol yah Bulls paid so much not to play him like this man is a reject

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I’m enjoying his shots. The 3rd game he was back, he was really having a hard time.