G26 OKC @ LAL PreGame Thread+Poll

After a tough game for Jeremy in the Pacers game, there are more articles about Jeremy’s frustration of “being capable but not being able to bring that to the team”. It means BScott is NOT running PnR with Lin/Davis and Lin/Boozer enough.

LakerNation acknowledged Lin is the best offensive option at PG position and he can deliver if he keeps his confidence level up. It’s correct. Lin has to keep fighting

As someone who excels with the ball in his hand, Lin has struggled adjusting to playing next to Kobe Bryant. Kobe, who is an extremely ball dominant player, has the highest usage rate of his career.

Though Lin has struggled so far, there is still a lot of time for him to turn everything around. He is still the best offensive option at the point guard position for the Lakers and at times, he has looked like the player who stormed onto the NBA radar in New York.

If Lin can keep his confidence up, he has a good chance of bringing the Lakers exactly what he believes he should be on a nightly basis.


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  • Brent Yen

    hahaha, a whole new day!! Linsanity!!!!!

  • Linsanity!!!!!

  • we need to get everyone to vote Linsanity!!! to see what happens in this game 😀

  • Brent Yen

    Hehehe….OKC LAL will be a very ugly game. OKC is chasing that 6-8th seed now. Will be very motivated, while the LAL are still finding a way to lose the game more

  • GoodDayLA

    Where’s the 2 point option?

  • Brent Yen

    I am tired of hearing this “Lin NEEDs in the right system” thing. Even under Scott’s “system, Lin could do a lot IF Scott let him play Price’s minutes. System makes things easier/harder. Bad politic make things impossible.

  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna happen

  • GoodDayLA

    I applaud all Lin fans, it is quite hard to be one. Amazing actually he has fans at all. He is not playing well lately. Yeah I get the racism, the bogus treatment, and I see all of that. I want Lin to be a super human robot who conquers it all!

  • Brent Yen

    Obviously you do….I do not….:P

  • GoodDayLA

    Can we do a poll where Lin end up next season?

  • GoodDayLA

    Hehe

  • Brent Yen

    According to the last one…before the summer. No one was right LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    Seems Lin really wants to stay in California. But personally I think he is better off out of state. Bad outcomes so far in Cali.

  • GoodDayLA

    I c

  • true. we can only hope Lin finds his Spurs game to make an impact on the game.

  • Alaingrvis

    boston is probably the best trade option for lin. the team is young and fast. as well as a young hungry coach. who is ten times better then scott. also boston is a big market

  • Brent Yen

    His Spurs game was also the reason why he played so less in IND’s game….

  • the way I see it .. Lin’s almost super-human already for not giving up! Most of us would’ve given up in HS already.

    Lin’s already making it to the NBA while we haven’t reached our NBA yet 😀

    Besides .. Lin’s fight to survive is what inspires many Lin fans to fight in our life, too :>
    If he’s only human like us, we can do that too!

  • GoodDayLA

    No chance. Boston don’t want him nor does he want them.

  • Jeremiah

    KD and WB be like, “They got Lin on the roster but they starting Ronnie Price. WTF?”

  • So … not a @GoodDayLA:disqus ? LOL

    But I agree. Lin needs to avoid playing with superstar SGs

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin has NBA talent. Most of us had no talent. Big difference

  • Brent Yen

    He meant the equivalent on what we do

  • GoodDayLA

    I c

  • Brent Yen

    Haha. I do not think only KD and RWB are like that…

  • CJSHYY

    If they tried to trade him then why made him looked so bad now?!

    But I also don’t get why let Clarkson on yesterday?! I know it’s trash time but Young & Boozer both were on?!

  • I’m not saying our goal is the NBA.

    Each of us has talent to get us to our own ‘NBA’ (career goals) with perseverance and hard work. I’m older than him but I can learn much from his journeys

  • GoodDayLA

    Raptors maybe. Maybe only gsw warriors will want him this summer. I suspect his demand won’t be too high.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think there are any one backing them up in the depth chart…is there any?

  • Brent Yen

    He only needs one team……it is not about high or low. It is about good or bad….

  • GoodDayLA

    I can relate. For me, Lin is failing off court. He has the on court ability. He’s a little behind the curve and wet behind the ears. His inner circle of family may lack the savvy and who can he really trust? I guess he turns to scripture.

    Most players with his skill don’t have to fight as hard and are first round picks. Lin has a winner mentality but now at the NBA level, he has to learn to handle workplace discrimination like many minorities have to in the real world. It’s hard to overcome.

  • Isn’t Lowry still in Raptors?
    Not sure if there’ll be many minutes left in GSW

    I’d say system, coaches & a lot of PT (playing time) are the priority
    1. DAL to replace an aging Jameer Nelson. Carlisle is a big believerin Lin. Plus Cuban wants to hurt Morey so bad 😀
    2. Spurs to back up aging Parker. Less PT but Pops would find ways to use him
    3. Detroit. A bad team with athletic bigs needing a good PG. Stan Van Gundy who knew how to use Jameer Nelson in Magic

  • Brent Yen

    He is doing it……he will be fine….

  • GoodDayLA

    Psalm, not to bursts your bubble, but Lin is more likely going to be a career backup and possibly journeyman than NBA starter after this season.

  • GoodDayLA

    I guess

  • Brent Yen

    very possible…..

  • GoodDayLA

    Sadly quite likely, hence why people like Wu kong , a smart cookie, has left this sinking ship.

  • GoodDayLA

    There is no interest in Lin. Houston tried to showcase him last year and nobody wanted him.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think Wu Kong left due to frustration. Must be something else. But it does not matter tho. He is trying his best as an NBA player. Who knows, maybe a chance will come again.

  • GoodDayLA

    Rightt now consistently is his key. Rather see 6 and 6 shooting 3 for 5 every night than 0 points then 20 points.

  • Brent Yen

    Well shooting is the last thing to be expected to be consistent anyway. of course more pts is better

  • GoodDayLA

    I just mean consistent result. Less up and down from him

  • yes, I talked to wukong.
    wukong is doing well but needed to take some time off due to personal reasons.
    When she’s back, I’ll let her explain herself.

  • It’s a possibility but never underestimate the desire of NBA to make money off Lin due to his Asian background.

    At some point in the future, Lin and the Knicks would be a possible reunion not because of nostalgia but because they’re sick of losing and want to make more money.

    It could be 2016 or it could be 2020.

    I can tell I’m more optimistic than you LOL

  • JW

    If Lin looks bad, LAL can easily pick him up on the cheap after this season.

  • no worries, Lin will know how to use his Asian background to his advantage.

    NBA also wants to capitalize financially in Asia.
    Things are not so bleak 🙂 We just have to know the possibility of success to start working toward them

  • At least one positive thing is TWCSN still wants to make money off Lin’s popularity 😀
    #WIN-WIN

    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/544922503726895104

  • CJSHYY

    If so they why Lakers can be so sure Lin will sign w them?

  • CJSHYY

    Even so they should try to show case him not waste 15M on the bench for play only 16 min.

  • Gotta love Nathan’s sense of humor :>

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/544885920567394304

  • CJSHYY

    W his lousy games from Scott’s short min in the past 2 games, I don’t believe this will work… smh!

  • Persevere JLin. We know you’ve been trying everything and that you are drained. Don’t worry. We diehard fans will always support you.

    Continue playing with the right attitude in the eyes of the man upstairs. Rest, recuperate, and refocus in the coming days before the next contest.

    Make the best out of your skills given the circumstances and you should not have any regrets.

    Lets go JLin~ You are an all-star talent and person in our eyes 😀

  • Brent Yen

    I know, I am saying it is hard for any player. Of course some are better some are worse

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • Brent Yen

    Work? in what way? This is for LAL to further push their narrative on Lin, not to help him…

  • Brent Yen

    It is ok to LAL that he do not. Simple as that.

  • rookie75094

    then don’t burst the buble and support Jlin to Dallas.

  • btw, fingercoach is back~~~ so funny

    http://youtu.be/yDyviYNCCNQ

  • JJ Hui

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe Lin is in this situation now? smh!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL yeah! exactly!

  • occupatio

    I think this is a interesting tweet. With regard to those clamoring for Lin to shoot more. While Lin doesnt get picks or sets for him, has diminished minutes and role etc, that’s not the only thing holding him back from like 15 FGA per game.

    https://twitter.com/PhilJackson11/status/530141694054772739

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..it is not like Kobe is getting GOOD SHOT anyway.

  • JW

    Is that the real Phil? Is he saying Kobe is not that special athlete anymore since the shots aren’t going in? Man, even Phil is dissing on Kobe.

  • spiderman

    Kobe has become Cartman

  • Brent Yen

    I guess that is how most NBA figures/medias on social media do. They patronize ppl.

  • IMO A good shot is a MADE shot

    Maybe Phil has a different definition of a good shot.
    Kobe was that athlete that Kobe is no more :]

  • Brent Yen

    I think a good shot is a high percentage shot…make it or not. So…basically all Kobe’s shots are bad shots.

  • Brent Yen
  • true, that’s more accurate.

    There was one especially an egregiously bad low % shot last night with him falling out of bounds but still chucking off-balance shot that clanked. He had no business of taking that shot but he didn’t care.

    It’s tragic

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe TWC do that Lin program for trade purpose?!

  • Alaingrvis
  • hm, maybe.
    Mitch ordered one after talking to TWCSN people?

  • CJSHYY

    Wait.. Where is Lakers?!

  • I guess we need more tweets like this

    https://twitter.com/Cyber_Howie/status/544942387492290561

  • Alaingrvis

    can you imagine what okc will do to the starters lol

  • Good insights from Paul about Ramona Shellbourne’s article on “Kobe Muse” documentary that was postponed from Nov 2014 and Feb 2015. It could be the next motivating factor for Kobe.

  • Brent Yen

    Price will lock down RWB, no problem….

  • it will be brutal for sure :>

  • occupatio

    i actually didnt see the original tweet by bomani guy at first; i was just reading phil’s tweet, which i took to be a general statement, instead of about the lakers per se, or even about lin.

    but as it applies to lin, as i see it, he does not yet have the skill set (outside PnR) to get 15 FGA that are mostly good shots (regardless of whether they go in), and even if there are some transition buckets included.

    nick young can get 15 FGA a game but they are mostly bad shots.

  • occupatio

    before the injury, i would consider an elbow jumper, including fadeaway, a good shot by kobe. nowadays, even his go-to shot is unreliable and should be considered the same as if anyone else did it.

    point is that the definition of a ‘high percentage’ shot can vary for players with special skill sets. dirk’s midrange game for example.

  • Brent Yen

    He can pull up for a three all day LOL with a better FG% than Kobe I think…LOL

  • David Kim

    On Tuesday, Reggie Miller chimed in on the topic on The Dan Patrick Show. Miller was asked whether it was tougher to guard Bryant or Jordan during his playing days with the Indiana Pacers. The future Hall of Famer didn’t hesitate to praise his former rival:

    “Michael Jordan on his worst day is 10 times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day.”

    Jordan >>>>>>Kobe .

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • occupatio

    sure, i was not using the tweet to compare lin and kobe. kobe’s game is not something that anyone should be defending right now.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL that is true. He still can be a positive player tho. He is just not doing it..

  • occupatio

    his power to draw double teams is incredible but he doesnt use it to help the team so all the double teams do is hurt HIS OWN efficiency.

  • occupatio

    Is that Reggie Miller’s best exaggeration, or is he exaggerating 10x more than usual?

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like only EC teams are DTing him….for some weird reason

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • [mark 25:28] Paul had a good point on why Lin struggled during B2B
    He played in such demanding style (energy-wise) that sometimes he has to rest during games.

  • Reggie was a sharp-shooter so he drained one on Kobe there :]

  • occupatio

    lin spent a lot of energy playing D in the last game. i see it almost as pointless, because it is not rewarded by byron and it does not help his stats.

  • Brent Yen

    I said the something…..LOL no one listens…JK

  • occupatio

    i dont think he is spending much energy on offense (not much to do) but his expenditure on D is a lot. as much as anyone on the team, i would say. then add to it, he was boxing out pacers bigs!

  • you need to start making Youtube videos like Paul LOL
    Call it Brent’s “Top 10 One-Liners of the game” haha

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I remember MJ how he played with over 100 degree fever.

  • CaliUSMC

    umm… who is wukong?

  • grover chang
  • After listening to why Kings owner/FO fired the 1st coach (Mike Malone) due to coaching philosophy (want uptempo vs currently defensive slow system), I see it’s a further validation on why Lin struggled to play for defensively-minded slow-tempo outdated 80s system under Byron Scott.

    The Kings owner (Vivek) wants George Karl who plays uptempo.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12037707/chris-mullin-not-interested-sacramento-kings-coaching-vacancy-per-sources

    And it also explains why George Karl, Rick Carlisle uptempo coach likes Lin so much who can push the ball as the true engine in their system.

    I see owners firing defensive-minded coaches to be brighter future for offensively-minded players like JLin 😀

    Go Kings! Go George Karl!

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL, looks like Yao standing next to his parents.

  • wukong is a big Lin fan who created JL Facts & Articles.
    You must have seen some of her work :]

  • CaliUSMC

    Wow. I have…. So, she gave up on Lin? ;(

  • I’m pretty sure BScott wants to turn Lin to be Price who stays in the background of Kobe. Kobe is just drunk of power to create a masterpiece in his documentary. I wonder what it will take for him to come back to earth

  • no, there’s a personal reason that I can’t get into. I talked to her.
    She’s still a big Lin fan. When ready, she’ll resurface

  • Rick Johnson
  • Grace

    I was away for a vacation and it’s awful to come back to this scene.

  • Brent Yen

    Just good reason to have another wonderful vacation!!!!

  • Grace

    It’s so sad – I don’t understand why the Lakers won’t invest time to develop JLin. Is it because of Kobe?

  • Brent Yen

    Just some bad politics.

  • Brent Yen

    There is almost no reason for a team to play slow when they can play fast. The more important part is if a fast tempo team can play slow too. The bball 101 tells us it is good when you can have more possessions per game while your opponents does not. So basically LAL are defending themselves…

  • Cookiemole

    There has to be a more efficient way of doing it. He needs to be a on a team where teammates are better coordinated on D. It’s not efficient having your point guard run around guarding several people at once. Of course its going to affect his offense.

  • JW

    I think they screw up saying LinAndBoozer or LinAndDavis
    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/544967756303458305

  • Cookiemole

    I don’t think playing for stats, or recognition by Byron or other human beings is Lin’s end goal. I don’t mind him sticking to his ideals. But I do agree that he should work smarter, not harder.

  • cali7

    Unless you are Byron scott and kobe. It’s painful to watch. Like watching dwight’s attempts in the post much of last season, esp the beginning

  • when Kobe said he wanted to mentor Lin to be a championship PG and told him to be aggressive, Lin didn’t know it would result in him being benched in the MIN game

    Then Kobe wanted to be the PG. I guess Kobe thought he could change to develop other players but couldn’t deal with others succeeding so he relapsed to his old self.

  • Cookiemole

    Well, technically Derek Fisher is a championship PG, so Kobe is being true to his words 😛

  • Sophie Paris

    I can’t wait to see that lol

  • you mean .. Kobe wanted to mentor himself to be a championship PG like DFisher? :]

    Well, mission accomplished then

  • GoodDayLA

    Tweet that back to them #lindavis

  • GoodDayLA

    Easy to explain but too time consuming to do so 🙁

  • GoodDayLA

    Tank, no need to be active

  • GoodDayLA

    Wow

  • Don’t Lakers have to play slow for Kobe’s sake so he can launched 26 shots w/o running too much? :]

  • GoodDayLA

    Bowman I is right on this one.

  • Brent Yen

    That’s why I say “…when they can play fast..”. The thing is, they can NOT. LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin got lakers 1st rd pick for only 7 million. Lin has served his purpose. Lin is just an expiring contract. He has probably failed miserably from management pov

  • sport

    I tweeted #LinANDBoozer

  • Brent Yen

    LOL good job!

  • Grace

    I have the same sentiment as Dave Winer (see below). JLin has big time supporters – not just us.
    https://twitter.com/davewiner/status/542035109172760576

  • jolno

    Here is what Phil Jackson wrote about Kobe 10 years ago:

    “I was at a model in Williston, North Dakota, when the call came
    from Mitch. “You’re not going to believe this,” he said, telling me
    about Kobe and the rape allegations in Colorado. Was I surprised?
    Yes, but not entirely. Kobe can be consumed with surprising anger,
    which he’s displayed toward me and toward his teammates. Yet
    despite our recurring conflicts during our four years together, I
    was genuinely concerned for him, concerned about how this young
    man could, in the soul-consuming NBA world, become a mature
    adult.
    Knowing Kobe, I recognized how easily the whole situation
    might escalate. He rebels against authority. With the new, powerful
    authority figure in his life – the police, the prosecutors, etc –
    I was quite certain he would look for a way to rebel more than
    ever, doing and saying things that would not be in his interest. The
    fact that the alleged incident took place in Colorado heightened
    my level of concern. Here was one state in the Union in which the
    word “no” definitely meant no. I also began to worry about my
    team. Just as we were making the moves to set up a season of great
    promise, along came a scenario that threatened to sabotage our
    hard work. This dark cloud will hang around us all year long, in
    the headlines and, I fear, in the locker room. I have no idea how
    we’ll overcome it, if we’ll overcome it.”
    (The Last Season A Team In Search of its Soul, p10~p11)

    Not surprisingly, Kobe has not really changed after 10 years.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lakers can only play uptempo when both KB and BS are out of NBA for good. JLin will be forever suffered under both. So either both of them are out or JLin is out. Can’t coexist between these two because this pair will do whatever for not letting others outshine KB. Sad that Lakers allows senile aging grumpy old man with an accomplice to do that to other players. Am not waiting to see which one will go out first.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Injury end of his career.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Let’s predict the first 8-10 stat. I will say 0 (Lakers) -30 unless Thunder is really sloppy in scoring, then may be 8-25.

  • JoeTeam

    fixed:

    “but as it applies to lin, as i see it, he does not yet have the skill set (outside PnR) to get 15 FGA that are mostly good shots when he’s doubled or tripled with no teammate movement off the ball.”

  • JoeTeam

    awesome. I think this is Ten Ten, right?

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes that’s my video for tonight!

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea he always ends up jumping around defending 2 or 3 guys while his teammates are too lazy keeping their man…

  • JoeTeam

    thanks, please send her my best and hopefully I can say it online sometime to her 🙂

  • rookie75094

    Yes wait for the Jlin Mavs jersey

  • Sophie Paris

    I want a dog

  • cindystar111

    totally agree. he just need fair treatment/coach.

  • Grace
  • BenjaminZ

    Byron Scott is a clueless coach but I don’t blame him for his lack of intelligence and understanding of the game of basketball.
    Lin just needs to keep working hard. He is free next year.
    Although, I read somewhere that Mitch intended to keep Lin for the rest of his career… hmm interesting

  • I want a dog too.
    But it’s easier to get a hot dog :]

  • Yeah, Brent has to buy it in Dallas! :>

  • yes, I will 🙂

  • MomentousPetey

    #LinANDDavis > #LinANDBoozer >>>>>>>> #PriceANDDavis

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe I will wait for one season due to the previous experiences. However, I will attend games…

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol get me some

  • PFV has an idea about Lin in LA
    1. Lin likes LA
    2. Kobe & BScott doesn’t like LA

    So a trade for Lin is a good idea. Lin plays 2 years in DAL then sign up with LA after Kobe & BScott run out their courses there.

    That’s actually not too bad. For now, the trade is looking better by the day!

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    lol 1 line game reports here we come !

  • Acbc

    It’s ALL one liners with Brent! Lol

  • Acbc

    “Yes sir, linsanity”

  • Rick Johnson

    Funny Bogus Article:

    Jeremy Lin Highest-Paid Basketball player in the World

    http://en.mediamass.net/people/jeremy-lin/highest-paid.html

    The American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $185 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Lin Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Los Angeles Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderlin – US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jeremy) and a fashion line called “Jeremy Lin Seduction”.

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    That 70s retro smoked sunglasses look. Wayfarers and thin ties – back to the 60s!

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy must be really bad at office politics or gets tricked way too easily. Seeing him play bad is bad for the soul man

  • JoeTeam

    Many other phrases you can employ instead of those.

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks trying to copy the Lakers: NYK 11, DAL 23 in 1st Qtr.

  • GoodDayLA

    haha there is truth to that.

  • GoodDayLA

    you assume Dallas wants Lin. Lakers wanted Lin’s draft picks that came with him. They don’t want Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is no moron. Won’t stick around for this garbage.

  • Brent Yen

    I think la wants lin..

  • HY C

    I’m borrowing yours and tweeting it back, hope you don’t mind

  • GoodDayLA

    I think they wanted him to the extent it could work out. I do not think they will go out of their way to keep him. Look at how he is being used currently. It is what it is.

    Actions > words.

    Magic has tweeted the tank. The tank is real. Wanting Westbrook and these other FA’s is real. LA radio has been talking about Westbrook or Durant or BOTH OF THEM for 2 years on ESPN LA. Lin is not a priority. I wish I was lying.

  • GoodDayLA

    the amazing part is out of us left on here arguing, we are truly Lin’s die hard fans. We might disagree on a few things, but really we are the Lin crazies. haha.

  • Dorothy

    I see the same thing on my own kids and some of their friends. They are protected by their first generation immigrant parents plus being influenced by Christianity. They tend to be naive and idealistic.

  • GoodDayLA

    I hope it takes an Indian (or Russian) owner to give a minority player a fair shot in the NBA. I hope Vivek realizes he has more power than he currently uses and starts aiming for Lin to run his team.

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s 3rd street Promenade in Santa Monica in fron of Urban Outfitters:

  • GoodDayLA

    preach sister preach

  • GoodDayLA

    The Lakers front office IS trying I think to give Lin a chance. By carrying only Price Lin and Clarkson, I suspect even the Front Office thought Lin would play more than he has lately. There is only so much they can do. They already tried to make it uncompetitve for Lin to get minutes at PG yet Scott will use either Price or Ellington.

    So even if Lin is clearly better, he still will be benched. The DNP-CD theory rings so true. It’s kind of sad and scary at the same time.

  • sws94

    I have no faith in Scott but I do not think he is going to DNP-CD Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course….

  • Lymania

    Rather I hope one day, GoodDayLA hits zillion jackpot, buy a NBA team and hire me as his secretary!

  • LAJane

    This really did make me actually Laugh Out Loud. 😀

  • Lymania

    Nice photo

  • Lymania

    Where else? Drown in the lake. Lol…

  • Rick Johnson

    2 of 5 have Lin

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account‏@Lakers
    .@eddavis32 dunks, game-winning #Swaggy3’s & @kobebryant’s historic FT’s highlight this week’s Top 5 plays.

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/545035743018487810

  • Brent Yen

    Haha hoops critic is defending Lin from some lin haters think Felton is better for Dallas and ny

  • leeda harun

    for marketing only

  • leeda harun

    I wonder if they DNP-CD Lin they will be the new hated franchise

  • Brent Yen

    I will take it if I am lin..

  • leeda harun

    Don’t be to sure..you have to work for them first before you giving them credit

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    really lucky there’s a web so people can see stats before they opine.

  • JoeTeam

    Wow, you have a drone hehe how did you know?

  • Briiick

    The network view rating of LAL is already down 10% from the same period last season when Kobe only played 6 games, and last season was at the historical low. I think Kobe/Scott are breaking last season’s low record, and are going to break this season’s record in next season.

  • Briiick

    and bench Kobe.

  • JoeTeam

    GSW streak ends at 16. Quick, trade for Lin!

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  • Lymania

    Pouty lips and bare shoulder, who doesn’t like a lin like this? !

  • Promo Sports World

    Trying to be nice man

  • Lymania

    thought he say let it go as the song let it go.

  • Lymania

    .

  • Lymania

    If they say Felton is good at eating more burgers than Jeremy, then I wholeheartedly agree.

  • blubell
  • golfhacker

    Has to burn off the Chipotle.

  • CJSHYY

    Did anyone saw TWC program on Lin today? Just read this from LA Times.. Really unhappy…

    It wasn’t a pretty sight when Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer lost their starting jobs.

    Lin was crushed, immediately requesting a sit-down with Lakers Coach Byron Scott and morosely calling the demotion “one the toughest situations I’ve been in.”

    Boozer went the other direction, angrily ditching a postgame interview session with reporters and subsequently bending the ear of Lakers General ManagerMitch Kupchak about Scott’s decision.Lakers’ tank runs dry in blowout loss at Indiana, 110-91

    Their on-court contributions have also been at opposite extremes since the change.

    Boozer has improved radically, averaging 15.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 54.2% and earning praise from Scott.

    Lin has slumped badly, averaging six points and 4.6 assists while shooting an abysmal 28.6%.

    Even Scott didn’t have an answer for Lin’s inconsistency, which hit another low Monday when he missed all six of his shots in a 110-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

    “I don’t know. He’s just been up and down,” Scott said. “Sometimes he has nights like this.”

    Lin, 26, feels more and more like a one-year rental for the Lakers. Hailed as a possible solution to their point guard woes when he was acquired in July, a lot would have to happen for him to return after becoming a free agent next July.

    The Lakers knew they weren’t acquiring a defensive stopper from Houston but were willing to put up with Lin’s weaknesses as long as he looked OK on offense. He hasn’t.CAPTIONEd Davis, C.J. Watson

    Darron Cummings / Associated Press

    Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson, right, puts up a shot in front of Lakers forward Ed Davis during the second half of the Lakers’ 110-91 loss Monday.CAPTIONKobe Bryant

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    Lakers star Kobe Bryant dribbles the ball during a 110-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.CAPTIONC.J. Watson

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    Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Watson puts up a shot during a 110-91 win over the Lakers on Monday.CAPTIONKobe Bryant

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    Lakers star Kobe Bryant gestures while looking for a referee to make a foul call during the second half of a 110-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.CAPTIONKobe Bryant

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    Lakers star Kobe Bryant directs his teammates during a 110-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

    “This is one of those games where you kind of wish you had it back,” Lin said after Monday’s loss. “My regret isn’t with my effort. My regret is with the performance, whether it’s hitting shots, making plays, all those things.”

    Not that his replacement is doing better on offense. Ronnie Price is averaging 2.4 points and 2.8 assists since joining the starting lineup. Price’s defense is superior to Lin’s, though.

    Despite paying Lin $14.9 million this season, the Lakers aren’t completely bereft if he doesn’t pan out. They also acquired Houston’s 2015 first-round pick in the trade.

    Boozer not blamed

    Despite his initial outburst, Boozer answered his benching with a boon.

    “That’s exactly how you want him to respond,” Scott said. “After a game or so, it seemed like he just said, ‘OK, this is how it’s going to be. I’m going to roll with it.’

    “He’s doing those [little] things better, especially on the defensive end. Making that change helped. It helped us. It helped him.”

    Boozer has been outplaying Ed Davis, who is averaging 6.4 points and 5.4 rebounds since replacing Boozer in the Lakers’ lineup.Five takeaways from the Lakers’ loss to the Indiana Pacers

    “Getting minutes in this league is a very precious thing,” Scott said. “Once they’re taken away from you, or a position is taken away, sometimes it takes guys a little bit to realize that, hey, man, I’ve got to get my act together and start playing a little better.”

    Scott said he would not reevaluate the starting lineup for at least 10 more games.

  • Acbc

    Whatever soul you have left, maybe you should consider not following someone who constantly disappoint you.

    Yes Asians tend to want to work selflessly. That’s a cultural differnce that not many Americas can understand but choose to use to deliberately keep us down. How asians choose to think is set in their ideals of family passed down from great philosophers like Confucius. Americans can learn a thing or two about shared responsibility and filial duty. Instead what we Americans value is “selfishness and greed”. Everyone wants a piece of their own and they care who they step on to get it. Look at the political impass in congress and it totally reflects the “me first” attitude of this society we live in.

    Asians aren’t weak, we just tend to see the bigger picture better becasue we don’t think linearly. We think in relations. Americans want to look at the parts and find the solution in that part as if that one part can explain every thing. Which is why we blame the poor for not trying. Asians don’t see the world this way. We seek solutions that have interrelated solutions.

  • Acbc

    If you are saying that their Christian values are keeping them back, then you are insulting your own country’s basic principals and constitution. The only naïveté is your brainwashed mind to believe that getting your own is the only true measure of a person’s dignity and self worth. It’s funny how Americans all fall for the old time values of God and country, then conveniently forget it as you step on everyone in your way….just like KOBE.

  • JoeTeam

    you’re rockin’ you aren’t allowed to go on vacation or get tired. Same as JLin.

  • JoeTeam

    Sorry, Dorothy, but having naive and idealistic kids is your issue, isn’t it? Or, maybe it’s not an issue and maybe being naive, trusting, and idealistic will propel them to change the world before it’s time for their own inner voice to say it’s impossible so why try.

    I’m a parent and and I had good parents. No one is 100% perfect, but anyway, if you say that and sigh, it’s something to think about.

  • Acbc

    Just went off the deep end again. Lol

  • JoeTeam

    tell it like it is and people will speak back to you.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….Actually, I am not sure….Lin can eat 6 in and out burgers at once…WTH

  • JoeTeam

    F=MA

    or

    Bend with the wind like the Dao says.

    or

    Sun Tze that all westerners worship without the Asian culture to inform them what it really means. Just after they read Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    My head just blew up and all it took was Jeremy having a bad game to think about all this on a forum.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope he does like Sacramento and announce he’s firing the coach and wants to put in place a modern high tempo coach: https://twitter.com/ESPNLA710/status/545075725519179777?s=09

  • Acbc

    I guess I’m getting too old to bend. I might just snap instead.

  • JoeTeam

    or he can always announce a trade of Lin to Sac ha ha I dunno any trade stuff …

  • Brent Yen

    Acbsanity!!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe about the trade rumor…

  • JoeTeam

    it’s a BS article. Times changed bro.

  • JoeTeam

    and maybe that’s why 0-6 lol.

  • Brent Yen

    You just did one….LOL

  • JoeTeam

    The beauty of wind flowing through tall grasses will give you respite.

  • Brent Yen

    I just ate 2!! oh yay!!

  • CJSHYY

    What did you mean by Times changed…? Lakers is going to trade Lin?

  • JoeTeam

    this is really going to hurt the $. Something is going to be done before this all falls to future 2016 ad rev numbers. There is a whole biz team who will start on BSc and Kobe soon, if the viewership stays down.

  • JoeTeam

    LA Times lol. They were at some point respectable journalists. I’m shocked (mockingly like at the end of Casablanca) in reading this under their banner.

  • Lymania

    You must have not seen Felton’s famous burger pic! Haha

  • CJSHYY

    I believe someone asked him to write about this article but don’t know who? Coach or FO? So TWC talked about Lin’s stats maybe not good then… Anyone watched the show?

  • Brent Yen

    No…and I DO NOT WANT TO SEE IT….lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…….well said

  • Acbc

    I’m a slow learner sensei.

  • Rick Johnson

    Which trade rumor? Woz listed active trading teams and Lakers weren’t on the list.

  • Lymania

    Why? First time when I try chipotle, I wasn’t impressed with it, but I found it really good the other day when I was so hungry.

  • JoeTeam

    Just a guy or gal trying to get a new thought in. Only it’s too simplistic. Booz is feasting with Lin’s help and no ball-hog competition in not playing with Kobe or Hill. Davis’ and Hill’s numbers have gone down without Lin. This write doesn’t know bball. Just reading box scores and typing out whatever.

    Check this out:

    http://www.bing.com/news/topicview?q=11+trillion+gallons+water

    Notice how many people are syndicating this ?

    Now read this:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/12/16/nasa-says-it-would-take-11-trillion-gallons-of-water-to-end-californias-drought/

    That kid on the byline is doing himself a disservice writing so poorly, inserting snarky comments in his article. Journalism has been destroyed by the web, and so, cannot get too bummed about an article you read.

  • Lymania

    Oh. Nvm my below comment. I somehow read it as “need to cut off the chipotle” my bad.

  • Acbc

    The only thing that snapped tonight was my patience. Lol

  • Lymania

    So many voted for Linsanity! This makes me feel bad for voting 15 pts.

  • CJSHYY

    No, Mike B is always the reporter for Lakers.. So weird, after TWC’s program he wrote this article? No one watched the TWC program anymore?

  • CJSHYY

    Just guess… otherwise why he’s talking on the radio show for what? It’s trade period now. That’s the subject everyone wants to know…

  • Acbc

    Don’t be, Brent is such a bully. I’ve been voting Linsnaity becuase of him for a while, besides 15 pts may just be already Linsnaity bordering on insanity judging by how BS and KOBE have been treating Lin.

  • Lymania

    I want the PRIZE!. I know he got the ability to put on Linsanity numbers everynight but it just won’t easily happen now giving the situation he is in now. So…
    And brent is such a “good” bully in getting you guys to listen to him! Haha

  • Brent Yen

    I am good but not bully….

  • yeah, that would be super-wise to observe coach and player egos after all these years LOL

  • Brent Yen

    I just choosed to walk away for few hours and here “you” happened….LOL good job

  • You want to change vote?
    I’ll delete yours so you can revote 😀

  • Brent Yen

    Cheating!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    You should feel very bad….LOL Linsanity all the way!!!

  • I thought you want more Linsanity votes? haha

  • Brent Yen

    Yes I do….so I bullied above…

  • JoeTeam

    I didn’t watch – what do you mean, that this writer is normally bball smart and writes well? He’s probably just paying back a favor for the insider info. Your question is right – who’s agenda is this, FO or BSc. If that’s what you mean, I unnerstan …

  • you’ve been playing with the dark force of Kobe Brent, haven’t you?

  • JoeTeam

    lol, the prize might just be a Chiplote …

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..The force has awaken!

  • Acbc

    Channelling the dark side like KOBE?

  • Brent Yen

    No…I have shield….whatever empire does is no match to USS Enterprise. hehehe

  • CJSHYY

    His writing is OK but what I care the most it’s he is not someone who will say some rumor news .. So I really want to know it’s from FO or BS…& TWC just happened to have the show on Lin today then this article.. & tomorrow Mitch is going to talk in radio show….?!

    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/544922503726895104

  • Brent Yen

    THis is not a show…right? just some random tweet pic

  • Brent Yen

    hehehe

  • CJSHYY

    Really? I thought they are going to talk about Lin?! No…

  • Acbc

    Okay, now your telling me that you’re an agent of Shield!

  • Brent Yen

    Level 10 access…

  • Acbc

    Pays to be a mod, lol

  • Brent Yen

    FWIW, Agent May is a follower of Lin on twitter too..

  • Acbc

    Don’t want to mess with her, she’s one tough mama.

  • Lymania

    No! I want to Keep it! i see through you! You induce me to change it because you afraid I will be the winner again! So you need to pay no prize!

  • Lymania

    Hahahah Brent, not gonna work on me! Not gonna work here…

  • Lymania

    A chipotle card like Jlin has? Really???? That will be super awesome! Thanks to the mods in advance for this awesome prize!

  • MoominFloren

    I hope there is one but nothing so far…….

  • CJSHYY

    It’s BS for this talk indeed. LOL!

  • Briiick

    It looks like a scapegoating article to me. Who is responsible for LAL’s losing record and record breaking low TV view ? Who needs to shift the blame ?

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks. Based on your view, I’d say tomorrow will be telling and it’ll be fun to discuss what Mitch signals.

  • JoeTeam

    oops, sorry Psalm … is that a lifetime card? jk. Hey, Lymania … remember, I’m not a Mod lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Mitch will ony say what he wants other teams to hear..LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Once again proving Gene Roddenberry >>>> George Lucas.

  • JoeTeam

    Brent, TOS or what any of the others? I am TOS, then NGEN and after that, it got too TV. Then I just LOVE Firefly. Dummies canceled it before it got enough to go cult. Movie was just too rushed.

  • Brent Yen

    I think more ppl like TNG. I like TOS. Actually I like them pretty equally. I probably watched Voyager and TNG more time because that is what TV is showing mostly nowadays.

  • Brent Yen

    and ppl think Asian is weak….give me a break…

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    TNG helped survive my Jeremy Lin years. Remind me to tell you sometime. TOS … what marvel in ideas. Some bad ones like Lin games lol. Yes, both are good, and way better than Star Wars. Lucas – give me THX1138. Fav Sci Fi = Microcosmic God by James Blish. Blade Runner, Outland.

    There you go, on a low scoring lull as we await the next set incoming.

  • JoeTeam

    Ming Na!

  • Brent Yen

    HI all, below is an official APP for supporting JLin. Lin’s cousin Allen hopes that we can spread the info of this APP out.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jlin/id939195479
    Info on Jeremy Lin Garden
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=365012217003827&set=gm.759073370852611&type=1

  • MoominFloren

    Such as ?
    “We suck, definitely not tanking.”
    “We’ll continue to dig ourselves a big hole early in the game……”
    “Since Kobe will be staying with us until 2016, we only expect big fish to join us after he retired i.e. we will not spend a penny in FA next year. “

  • it’s okay :> so you don’t feel that bad to change vote LOL

  • I will try to get JLin’s Chipotle wrapper for the prize :]

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m confident that Lin ‘s not going to save Byron and the Lakers from destruction,

    I believe. BS is all set in using everyone possible way to make Kobe look good. However Lakers’ win-loss record is the one and only thing reflecting Byron’s achievement this season; that isn’t too much. This is a fair measurement. Don’t mind his silly pretentious hypocritical comments. He’s not going to turn this season and the next season around.

    As soon as Kobe picks up his career ending injury, they myth of the Black Mamba will be finished. Then Scott wouldn’t last too long w/o Kobe. Yes serve him right. He’s without a clue at the end of his career breaking all records of the Lakers on the down side. He’s not going to have more than 27 wins this season with Clarkson, Ronnie Price or even Kobe as his PG.

    The fact is before Jeremy stepped on the court in regular season, Byron Scott had already made up his mind to bench Jeremy. All the rest is just excuse. Everybody knows it. Read below.

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/24/byron-scott-says-lakers-may-need-to-trade-for-point-guard-for-now-ronnie-price-starts-jeremy-lin-off-bench/

    Don’t think Jeremy would be destroyed by Byron. He couldn’t. All Jeremy needs is a few good games once in a long while to remind people of his real potential. All Jeremy needs is to keep healthy. His days will come. There is nothing Byron Scott can do to hurt Jeremy that he hasn’t done already.

    However, all Byron has done will eventually come back to haunt him on his way to a record disastrous season in
    Lakers history. He’s not said to tank. But his record is a tanking record. Aint nobody can save him; not even Kobe could. Byron Scott will get what he deserves. He reaps what he sows. This season reflects exactly the level of his coaching.

    Jeremy will have a long season to learn. He will recover. Nothing can hurt him more than now. The darkest moment will soon be over.

  • Downloaded. Very useful app!

  • MoominFloren

    Aww…..How about Android?!

  • MoominFloren

    Why quit posting, Kwok?

  • KL

    Why does this have to be your last post? You can talk to the mods if you have concerns.

  • KL

    I am going to confidently predict a comeback game for Lin against OKC.

    I have had to reluctantly accept that Scott and Kobe are worse than McHale and Harden. McHale’s faults were covered up by an efficient system and a strong roster. Harden’s ball hogging and low FG% chucking were covered up with his free throws. Scott and Kobe have nothing but a freakishly bizarre spiral of death.

    No point blaming Lin for the team losing or even his inconsistency. Scott and Kobe are simply that bad. I just have a feeling in my gut that things will improve later in the season. When Lin is closer to free agency and when the team knows where it will land in the standings. I hope I am right.

  • JoeTeam

    Stick around. It ain’t that bad.

  • Maknusia

    Hey Folks, Howzit going?

    Whatever happens, I dont wanna dwell too much in to. We are here to support Lin, so Im just going to tick to that.

    BTW, NYK is still a possible near future…who knows…lolz

    https://twitter.com/MySportsLegion/status/544543927756681216/photo/1

  • Acbc

    So funny

  • Brent Yen

    Just go buy an iPhone…..lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So I’m seeing a lot of Westbrook-for-Lin stuff. LOL ok.. Westbrook to LA? If you want that, better get Serge Ibaka as well, to cover Westbrook’s non-existent-to-ugly-to-mediocre defense.

    I never bought that stuff that Westbrook defends. Hello he struggled mightily with Ibaka out with an injury last playoffs (Ibaka covers both Westbrook and KD’s defensive lapses so they can shoot all day). The older Tony Parker,Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan were practically toying with the guy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #LinBoozerANDDavis

  • livyrlife

    IIRC, Jeremy didn’t play particularly well against OKC mainly because of Ibaka. Do you think Jeremy will play well in this game with Lakers so weak in protecting the paint and getting offensive rebounds?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I have no problem with Jeremy vs Westbrook, plus Thunder just lost one of their one-on-one defenders in Thabo Sefolosha. I have a BIG issue with the rest of the Lakers, from the rest of the team and the coaching staff. I don’t have issue with FO yet, but I won’t be surprised if sooner they’ll be added to my “LA disappointment” list.

  • 7iger

    No Android no click and no up vote.

  • livyrlife

    I think you will have the FO added to you list before long. My gut feeling is that Jeremy will be traded by 19 February 2015. Fingers crossed!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s ok. I don’t get why NBA offices are so high on top draft picks anyway, and I have no interest in knowing why either. Logically, why would I put my team and my odds of winning a championship in the hands of a rookie? It’s like NBA offices are trying to get the biggest eggs because they’re expecting big chickens out of them.

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88‏@linfinity88

    “@Nicole_Choi1: Just casually Christmas shopping with Jeremy Lintherealachoi made me do it… http://instagram.com/p/wtC0qvFuOI/

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/545238378145251328

  • livyrlife

    Unlike you, I followed NBA only after the birth of Linsanity. Not interested if Jeremy is out of the NBA unless the league shows me the fairness. No shame in even saying that I no longer voting for All-Star as I think the NBA has conned fans in the Asia their All-Star votes for Jeremy the past seasons.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I didn’t vote in ASG because I’d rather have Jeremy get some extra time to spend with his loved ones than play in some exhibition game.

  • MoominFloren

    Samsung got my love now…….but I may back to use my old iPhone just for Lin….hehe

  • Brent Yen

    More times, it was like you picked a top pick and u somehow had to make sure he succeed to make ur pick a correct one. So not really they are high on those picks…

  • 7iger

    You are on the roll here I think I like it more when you snap out of your patience hehe.

  • KHuang

    OKC is a team that has historically been badly burned by Lin.

    In the last two seasons, OKC has prioritized defending Lin. They were the very first team to literally turn their backs on defending James Harden so that they could load up on Lin. After all, OKC knows how ineffective James Harden actually is better than anybody in the NBA does.

    OKC does what I call the “pyramid” defense that has one guy defending Lin closely up top, two wing defenders following the defender closely behind, and two big men abandoning their men to play Lin’s passing lanes on both Lin’s left and right sides.

    OKC also blitzes Lin if a screen is set. Even when the Rockets threw double high screens, OKC defenders would simply ignore the screens and gang up on Lin. This worked in HOU and will work against LA because Lin’s teammates don’t cut when he has the ball.

    I don’t expect Lin to have a big scoring game at all against OKC, given their defensive tactics over the last two seasons.

    Now if Lin were playing for a modern NBA offense like what the Blazers or Mavs or Suns or Spurs do, OKC’s high blitzing triple teams would be SHREDDED by Lin find guys for backdoor layups and wide open perimeter shots.

  • livyrlife

    Is this tweet a fair statement? Brent or anyone please.

    “A tweet from a guy to TWC about Lin

    “His overall offensive awareness is not there in Princeston Offense. Being at the right spot and at the right time. Being able to play along with others in proper movement. Remember, it’a not D’antoni pick and roll, some 3s and 7sec system. Also, he’s overall defensive ability is still questionable. Not as a one-on-one defender but an overall team defense. Like Boozer, this is why he is demoted. Price may not be offensively skillful compare to Lin but his ability to move at the proper spots on Priceston offense is much better than Lin is. Lin has of course better “individual” offensive skills than Price. Still, he is inconsistent in his offence.”

    Can’t totally disagreed his comment, I do notice Lin was not there yet in terms of being at the right spot and at the right time with proper movement from this offence system point of view.
    Lin, like he said himself, is still not confortable with this Offense System. Even if Lin decide to leave LA after this season, I still wish him can learn as much as he could about cutting and moving without ball. That would bring a tremendous depth into his skill set that he already have.”

  • Dorothy

    I am just a fan. My question is if Price is so good at D in Princeton, then why the starter are always behind so much in the first quarter? BB is something very objective. You actually have scores to decide which team plays better unlike say art, music…etc. Why I smell the same PR going on like Htown to blame Lin?

  • Dorothy

    Lin never had a fair share. I was so upset after reading the interview with BS by a LA times reporter. In the interview, BS stressed the importance of play time for a player. BS always controls Lin’s playing time tightly. Therefore, it is safe to say that he was lying when he said he was a big fan of Lin and he deliverly trying to fail Lin. I can not believe after 2 years in Htown, here are are again. BS blames everything on Lin and reporters are buying into it. Again, I have to say Lin and his family were too naive to trust all the bs throwing at them.

  • Brent Yen

    Price is not GOOD on D and starters have almost league minimum fire power

  • Brent Yen

    This is just crazy, let hope Lin can keep his health. Whatever else are secondary
    https://twitter.com/TheWhistle/status/545254799256481793

  • Dorothy

    Brent, you know, at this point, I am fine with Lin gets hurt and leave NBA for good. He has a lot of fans will follow him no matter what he decides to do afterwards. I don’t think he is happy now with all the politics going on. I want him to be happy with whatever he does. He does not need to work for money for the rest of his life, so do something we can see his smiles often.

  • Well said, Kwok!

    Agree 100% that Byron would reap what he sowed just like Keith Smart once did in GSW.
    If the Lakers is not tanking, then he’s done much worse with the Lakers and a healthy Kobe than MDA last year.

    And why the last posting? Did your words get censored by Disqus?
    Sometime Disqus just put our posts in pending randomly, even the mods’s posts.
    Just let one of the mods know to approve it like @disqus_zDgJ5zJRLn:disqus requested yesterday

  • Brent Yen

    It is not fine at all. This is not all about money. Life needs purpose and drives too. He is doing the thing he loves now. If he gets injured, it is not fine, but it will be what it will be. As long as Lin still loves the game and playing it to his best. nothing else matters

  • Dorothy

    And I will never watch a NBA game except to watch Rox, Knicks and Lakers implodes.

  • Dorothy

    The point is whether Lin is happy under this toxic environment ALL THE TIME.

  • Brent Yen

    He is strong, environment might be toxic but not his mind.

  • Dorothy

    Like going to work everyday. I believe a lot of people love what they are doing, but the people surrounding them make them exhausted and at the end they have to leave the job the love.

  • Brent Yen

    Even if that is the case, at least they leave by their own terms..not because of things like injuries.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly

  • No, surrender would be exactly what Lin haters want.

    Lin’s journey is not about happiness or money. Lin’s goals is about persevering and never giving up in pursuing his dreams. He’s living his dreams to play in the NBA and playing for God to inspire and reach out many people who struggle in their own lives. That’s what he said he aspires to do and he should keep pursuing the noble goals despite not knowing the results. It’s about learning through the journey, not the results.

    I would never forget a message of someone in Manila who almost took her life but didn’t when she heard about Lin’s story. Basketball is just a game but the story of Lin perseverance has and will continue to inspire millions of people in real life. That’s what matters the most to bring true happiness and joy.

    Byron and Kobe will pass soon. But I hope Lin will never give up. Some things in life is worth fighting for.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly. It is not like I will fault him if he gives up tho. Not like I could have done even remotely as good as he did if I was him.

  • KHuang

    COMPLETELY UNFAIR.

    This tweeter is totally clueless about the Princeton offense or what Lin’s role on defense is.

    The Lakers don’t run the Princeton. They run Kobe’s outdated isolation game. When Kobe’s in the game, he tries to avoid Lin because Lin keeps showing Bryant up. But Kobe will pass to Price because Price is not Asian.

    And that this tweeter would idiotically claim that Price was better than Lin defensively just throws all rational analysis out the window.

    Disregard this fool tweet and move on.

  • Dorothy

    OK, I hear you. You bring tears in my eyes.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…well we fans are frustrated for sure. I hear you.

  • It’s a good time to remember again how MJ overcame challenges

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/528796909763575808

  • KHuang

    It’s not naive for any NBA player to believe his coach at face value.

    Now that Coach Scott has made clear his intention to eliminate Lin because of his race, Lin is well aware of what’s happening and is taking the proper steps to protect himself on and off the court.

  • Brent Yen

    This is the most ridiculous assessment I have ever seen….Lin was just being polite and subtle. When he say system, he meant Kobe and half of the rest of the team.

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Westbrook and Rondo have plays run for them and also are given adequate minutes. Lin does not have what those guys have.

    If Westbrook and Rondo were as race hated as Lin was, those two would perform far worse than Lin does under Lin’s conditions.

  • Brent Yen

    All elites know it. Lin knows it too.

  • ok, don’t shed your tears too long now :]
    Let’s go, JLin!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..well….Apple rules…LOL

  • KHuang

    Actually, it’s best for Lin NOT to overcome challenges the way MJ did.

    I have a client who knew people in the Chicago firm from which Jordan allegedly got his PEDs. Suffice it to say that that Jordan was heavily involved.

    I used to marvel at how Michael Jorda. jumped higher and ran faster in his 30s than he did in his 20s as a spry rookie. But now, I don’t anymore.

    Lin is PED free and I hope it stays that way.

  • Brent Yen

    Really? PED?

  • Hm, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case.

    I always admire MJ’s mental strength but not some of his ways to intimidate and bully others. PED would be a definite no-no in that list

  • KHuang

    REALLY REALLY REALLY.

    Not just Jordan.

    That’s what my client told me, and his friend worked at the outfit that supplied those PEDs to pro athletes.

    I even now believe that Jordan’s Washington stint was for him to see how effective he’d be without the PEDs without tarnishing his Bulls image.

  • Brent Yen

    At least he did not take it in Olympics…LOL

  • KHuang

    There is an official validated report out there somewhere that the University of North Carolina discovered that Michael Jordan’s body responded to PEDs “four times better” than other basketball player’s bodies did.

    Everybody knows that the NCAA is rife with PED abuse, even at Division III levels.

    Take away the PEDs from pro sports and Jeremy Lin would look a heck of a lot more DOMINANT.

  • KHuang

    Olympic testing really isn’t that stringent.

    Besides, Jordan took those PEDs at UNC and the NBA for years. PEDs are cycled on a schedule to avoid bad effects.

    My client’s friend told him that his firm had no fear of drug testing. That’s because they had medications that would make PEDs invisible to modern drug testing.

  • KHuang

    I wrote for the last two seasons that the 2014 NBA draft was “wildly overrated”.

    Nowadays, the draft has become so messed up that there’s actually better talent in the 2nd round than in the 1st!

  • That’s very surprising but it would’ve explained the super-human abilities.

    It would be nice to have a non-steroid NBA competition like body-builders do so we can see what non-PED performanceof some stars look like

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hey guys, don’t get too down. Lin has been relatively healthy this year, and his career will continue. Just another bus stop on a long trip. He needs to do the same, and not get down on himself. Go team Lin!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin has a lot of good ppl who will give him good advices. Really no need to worry too much.

  • orLinaryjoe

    No. Persistence is key. Never back away and never give up. Water eventually erodes the rock and carves the Grand Canyon. He is still in the NBA. Still getting paid. Still getting clicks (shame on them for using his name!). He is still living his dream.

  • Lymania

    Installed! Good that it’s free, because I only got 91 cent left on my card. Which also makes me mad why all the apps have to cost like .99, 2.99, 1.99 instead of round it up to whole number. Now my 91 cents can’t buy anything not even .99app.

  • Lymania

    Switch back to iPhone! If stupid tech people like me and my mom can use iPhone that just proved it’s the best phone out there!

  • Rick Johnson

    How about Dwight Howard? He looks like he’s on PED. I also wonder about LeBron. Was all that weight loss really from low carb diet or did he go clean and stop taking PED’s and why he isn’t as good anymore.

  • Lymania

    Another nice photo! She looks a little like lin’s sis in law.

  • Acbc

    It doesn’t surprise me at all. Kids were popping half dozen Pseudophed before middle school inter scholastic games. It’s a sad reflection on our societies willingness to “channel the dark side” in order to win.

  • Lymania

    That’s really messed up! Melo be like WTH.

  • Lymania

    Of course we like it for your respectful and genuine critical view of jlin. Why not?!

  • I think it’s true.

    Lin’s recent comments have been more open with the media about not having his strength being utilized (“capable but not being able to bring it to the team”). I think his team has been giving him some advice about how to voice out his displeasure in a positive way that he still wants to help the team.

    As a result, more LA media (LG, Mark Medina and others) picked up on it so they in turn can ask coaches why Lin/Davis PnR not being utilized more. Not there yet but it’s good to give the bone to the dogs who can pick up and run with it

    So Lin must have been getting good advice from his team.

  • Lymania

    Wow! So great! Lin is being so relax and fun here with this fan here!

  • TTNN

    somehow I feel Lin was too open recently. Sometimes he could leave certain things unsaid. Mark Medina is willing to dig on anything, so not necessary doing good for Lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I can dream. I watched that game last night. Curry was off in his shooting. Played 39 mins, 9/25 fga, 1/10 3pts. Everyone can have bad nights. Lin doesn’t get that kind of minutes.

  • CJSHYY

    I think we should not keep saying Lin & Davis PnR too much bc that will become a good excuse to keep Lin in 2nd unit bc they maybe will move Boozer back to starting lineup…

  • JoeTeam

    I can’t bear to watch a Lin friend do so well when he’s in the slow lane, so this year I just see GSW highlights until Lin can get on the same journey. Tells me for me it’s still not about big money sports … ho hum, where is our inspiration lol.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! MM is nice to Lin but sometimes his question will bring in more trouble or idea for coach to trash Lin…

  • there are certainly pros vs cons when being open.

    some people want him to be more open not to be passive in being unfairly benched. But it can also backfire if not handled properly.

    I think so far the reporters have been fair to report “I am capable but frustrated not being able to bring to the team”. It’s quite neutral to discuss whether Lin’s PnR strength is not being utilized properly or whether Lin is struggling with his skills. I think the key is to have media starting to discuss it and not just conclude ‘Lin is struggling and being inconsistent’

    I’ve talked to my friend who is a huge Laker fan and he only mentioned Lin needs to be more consistent w/o elaborating much on why. So I think more neutral media coverage is good to discuss how to bring Lin’s strength to the table. It might apply a little pressure to Byron to start using Lin properly

  • Brent Yen

    If they round it up u would have less than 91c by now…lol even worse..

  • It’s a tough proposition indeed.

    With Kobe playing PG as a starter, there’s not much Lin can do as a starter anyway except playing longer min waiting for Kobe.

    What we want is Lin to play as a starter playing PG but it might have to wait until Kobe’s health deteriorates further. He’s been gassed lately so let’s see when it will happen

  • CJSHYY

    I think after 10 more games they maybe will move both Lin & Boozer back to starting lineup… But got the feeling Scott tried everything he could to stop Lin back to starting lineup… Kobe will not go away anytime soon. This is really the most difficult period for Lin indeed. smh!

  • I think so too.

    The starters with Price/Davis has not been working out so far but of course they can’t say Kobe fighting crime-alone there is not working out.

    They will try to spin it that Lin/Boozer have been playing better defense so they’re ready to lessen the pressure from Kobe.

    Let’s hope Lin will get more PT and stats to make an attractive trade offer!
    Either that or Kobe admits his health doesn’t allow him to play PG since he wants to play 3-4 more years

  • Acbc

    Yes sir! Life isn’t about the end result, it’s about the process of becoming. It doesn’t matter what one pursues, to be better Christian each day, to be a better father each day, to be the best worker everyday or to be the best basketball player you could be each and everyday.

    This is why sports is mandatory requirement in all the best private schools. Sports teaches many competive and self-actualization skills that’s needed in the adult world. Team building skills and social interaction relations help kids become better workers. Play also helps to build a fertile foundation for creativity. Stress and risk management is also a big part of playing sports. All these benefits of sports builds someone of great character ( if they’ve been already been taught the moral values to withstand the peer pressures to cheat in order to win ).

    Lin’s presence in the pro game serves many purposes. Many people would have quit in high school, I did! The fact that he perseveres and “triumphs” by defying the odds and roadblocks thrown in his way is truly inspirational. How does one so young have such grace and compassion? I’m not in his shoes and I can’t stand the way he’s been treated. I’ve had to take breaks from following him because it’s just too hard on my psyche and yet he perseveres on. There are people that think lin is weak. It makes me LOL I can’t even imagine what it would take to with stand ALL the BS he’s had to endure and still plays hard each game. Lin is powerful like the water gently lapping the shores but it’s an endless tide of massive strength that will engulf the beach.

  • Acbc

    Just more regurgitated BS from BS

  • Rick Johnson

    With the starters repeatedly shown to be offensively impotent I could see them putting Boozer back with the starters to improve offense. Then Davis will be back with Lin. Davis on the inside and Young/Ellington on the outside all willing to spread the floor, run and push the pace would be good.

  • Acbc

    So true, we are finally seeing John Wall develop into a PG with ALL THE PATIENCE AND CODDLING while Lin has been marginalized since the same draft.

    The fact that lin has survived the daily BS while continuing to improve is beyond miraculous. None of those guys could have survive the constant mental beat down.

  • Dorothy

    No, I don’t think BS will allow Lin to play with David at any cost.

  • CJSHYY

    Ido & I all don’t think Lin will be traded… But I still want to know what Mitch is going to say today in radio interview… IMO, Mitch probably just going to clear the air that they are not going to make any trade…?! Can’t listen to the radio show so someone pl post it.. LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe might want Boozer back when he gets tired of getting blown out in the first quarter by 20 points every game. With the Thunder it might be 30 points this Friday.

  • Dorothy

    We shall see. I hope Lin can play with David, but I believe BS and Kobe both know how lethal that could be, so……

  • Acbc

    Hehe, when I take my breaks from the site, it’s becuase the things coming out of my mouth is not nice. You don’t want to be around when I snap. It isn’t pretty.

    I always wondered if you have cats?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Acbc

    hey Brent, you are just as insane as me to vote for Linsanity. We are the definition of insanity to continue to do the same thing and expect a different result! Lol

  • CJSHYY

    So only to clear the air about tank..?! No trade news?

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for the update…

  • JoeTeam

    I’m not ok with Lin or anyone getting hurt for a game of youth. I mean, you really pay for it every day in your 40s. Just see how McHale walks, all the NFL concussion stories …

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I see Lin being polite and subtle a lot when he’s really saying the opposite to bball players, coaches, and owners across the league. He has to play elegantly for his future role in the NBA. Cannot attack his coach or owners with Boozer style.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes to comments below – Price is really not good. If I watch tonight, I will enjoy Price being bettered by OKC because each play like that will make BSc feel anxiety for his non-bball/winning decision making.

  • JoeTeam

    great things to watch for thank you.

  • JoeTeam

    Big K, 4 years right?

  • JoeTeam

    To my shopping posse: look at the deal I snagged!

  • JW
  • That’s really good point.

    So Kobe/Boozer will anchor the 1st unit while Lin/Davis will anchor the 2nd unit + Swaggy of course.
    that would be good for Lin’s numbers in the 2nd unit.

    And in case Kobe’s minutes going down later, Lin/Davis would be one of the strongest offensive weapon (other than Lin/Boozer)

  • 7iger

    I used to have one for a while about 10 years ago. I don’t really like pets that much.

  • 7iger

    Yeah, like he going to comes out and say yes we are tanking.

  • Thanks! Is there an interview link?

  • Mitch is a smart GM indeed.

    Lakers might not believe in tanking (publicly) and always tries to win to avoid losing mentality. But he also wants to lose enough in order to get Top 5 Draft Pick from being given to the Suns. He did so by choosing Byron Scott to spoil Kobe.

    So:

    1. Plan A (Byron/Kobe to lose enough games)
    he’s counting on BScott’s losing record to try to get enough losses to get that Top 5 Pick.
    And keep Kobe happy in the process by breaking all kinds of records

    2. Plan B (Kobe out, Lin-led exciting offense to invite FAs to come to LA)
    If Kobe is out, Lin-led offense might be exciting enough to a lot of games to attract FAs to come to LA. They might lose Top 5 Draft Pick but hopefully FAs will see LA as a good destination with Kobe out of the picture. The biggest question is will Kobe be around in 2016?

    The biggest question for me is will Mitch try to trade Lin to get some values before Feb 2015?
    Lin could still be a Laker in 2 years after Kobe retires.

  • Interesting story about Magic always picking the underdogs in 5th grade.
    It shows how good he was and it might explain why he endorsed Lin as the Lakers starter.

    https://twitter.com/EricPMusselman/status/545319680702181377

  • JW

    Hearing that just makes me think that he is a ballhog, He probably expect his teammate always rely on him to score. Unless the next sentence is that he was alway passing the ball to the teammate to shoot.

  • Candy

    “Mitch Kupchak: Lakers Coaches, Players Told ‘To Win As Many Games Possible’”

    “Unfortunately, even if the Lakers fail to make the playoffs come April,
    the team could still lose their pick in the 2015 NBA draft to the
    Phoenix Suns as a result of the Steve Nash from 2012.”

    “As the Cleveland Cavaliers showed in last year’s NBA draft lottery, any
    team in the lottery can land the top pick or make their way into the top
    five. Tanking may improve the Lakers’ odds, but it by no means will
    guarantee they’ll hold onto their pick.”

    http://www.lakersnation.com/mitch-kupchak-lakers-coaches-players-told-to-win-as-many-games-possible/2014/12/17/

  • Grace
  • BobbyH

    Is 17M worth the tanking plan, getting the top 5 draft (not necessarily guaranteed)? After 2 years, Lakers still need to find a coach,

  • BobbyH

    Hope this piss Lin off.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Mark Medina: Scott said he’s increasing Kobe’s practice regiment bc he thinks his stamina has gotten better. Two weeks ago, Byron scaled back.

    Not good news!!!!

  • JW

    Need to know how the question was asked then.

    How’s he gonna give u more when your systems is crap and not utilizing ur players to their greatest abilities.

  • Briiick

    BS is BS, the preferred coach of tanking teams.

  • I like this!

    This will stoke Lin’s fire and he will be determined to show what he can do on court.
    Time to have the NJ Nets 2012 pre-game mentality.

    If he’s gonna get benched after 20 min, Jeremy might as well show what he can do on-court.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS is practicing his name sake bs again.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, if Lin will be put down, go down with a fight.

  • knibb

    It’s kind of hard to give sitting on the bench.

    Me on Byron Scott: “If you know how to coach a professional basketball team then get off your a$$, shut your mouth and get the job done”.

  • BobbyH

    If Lakers is not for tanking, why we still hear lots of BS?

  • My reply on Byron’s hypocrisy in the BOS game.

    @MarkG_Medina Hm,when Lin got a lot 2 give in the BOS game (14pts in 19min), why did he get benched in the 4th quarter? #Benched4Giving2Much

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/545328663487451136

  • Briiick

    Don’t think so. Lin was doing the right thing to tell the truth in a politically correct way. He can afford to dare BS bench him completely which is better than playing the BS style which lowers his stats. BS is running into another losing streak by marginalizing Lin to pad Kobme, before he is kicked out of LA by angry fans.

  • BS is just being his usual BS self? LOL

  • JW
  • Father Time and Chronos will win! :]

  • Rick Johnson

    Also is good because when Lin’s shot is off he can still PnR with Davis and get to the rim or kick out. If you look at first Linsanity game with Nets his shot was awful, I think he only hit 1 or none. But he was still able to drive, score at the rim or get assists. Got his confidence up and shot came later.

  • JC

    Love the jlin app btw, but still I come to this site almost every day, it’s addictive man:)

  • JC

    There’s only 19 minutes to shine!!! Linsanity please!

  • JC

    If you’re going to tank, tank it with some dignity! Don’t go out and make historical records while tanking, like down almost by 40 pts before half time! It’s embarrasing!

  • KHuang

    Byron Scott won’t allow Lin on the court for 19 min

  • Grace
  • JC

    How about you BS starting giving something to the team, how about you ask kobe start giving something to the TEAM!!? I think jlin had sacrifice enough for this bs team, stop asking for more from him, he already gave up half of his playing time to bs pg.

  • Let’s do it, Mitch!

    Lin/Davis for Rondo works.
    Only -2 wins for the Lakers to justify more tanking

  • Rick Johnson

    Podcast Link:
    Mitch Kupchak, Lakers
    Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak discusses his team’s outlook, the L.A.’s struggles, Nick Young and the future of the team.
    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=12042375

  • Briiick

    You have seen no real record yet regarding KO/BS’s tanking ability.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Briiick

    Yeah, Kobe needs a named brand who can’t steal his shots to tank with him.

  • Thanks much, Rick!

  • BobbyH

    Would Celtics be interested in Lin as he is also on an expiring contract? Nothing to gain from the trade, from Celtics view. How about Celtics’s coach? A Lin believer?

  • Rick Johnson

    lakerscommunity
    2 minutes ago
    The players serving up some lunch at the Holiday Party for Kids. #LakersHoliday

    http://instagram.com/p/wuVtxOO88t/?modal=true

  • agree 100%. Back then, his shots were not as good but he was always able to drive to the rim and do PnR. That’s his bread-and-butter

    He just needs the ball in his hands to get his shooting rhythm down

  • Brent Yen

    No…

  • KHuang

    Byron Scott takes away Lin’s touches, minutes, and plays.

    Then he crows about Lin not performing.

    Once Scott DNP CDs Lin for good (possibly starting with this game), the Lakers will have to kick Lin off the team if they don’t want Lin to kill the rotation players so badly in practice that they cannot perform in games.

  • Brent Yen

    So the question for that Byron answer was “Lin said he has much more to give, what do you…….” No wonder Scott answered it this way…

  • TTNN

    just listen to his interview, about Lin, basically he is conflict himself as get his teammates involved and also be aggressive and look for his own shots. So what exactly is Byron want Lin to do?

  • Brent Yen

    Easy, he wants Lin to have 8-0 (FGM-FGA) game every day

  • [mark 0:55]
    Reporter: “Coach, Jeremy Lin said he had a lot more to give this team. that said, what would you like Jeremy to do more of?”

    BScott: “Well, give it… (laugh). If he got a lot more to give to us, then give it to us then (laugh), ya know?
    (turned serious) Just like today, just be smart when he’s out there playing.

    Our last conversation was basically
    You got to understand who you’re playing with, you got to get those guys involved because he’s been always been ball-dominant.
    ..but he got to also understand in this offense, you got to get other guys involved in the offense .. and still be able to take the shots that are available to you
    and being aggressive is not a bad thing, ya know..as far as I’m concerned

    today in practice I told him .. Why are you hesitating on those shots? Shoot the ball.
    So it’s a matter for him to go out tomorrow (or Friday) when we play and..
    start having that frame of mind of ‘Just go out there being aggressive to get his teammates involved and get himself involved’ …”

  • jolno

    BS wants Lin to play worse than Ronnie the magnificent who is now shooting a marvelous .190 FG% 0.154 3P% as the starting point guard for the Lakers lol.

  • Job713

    Was Kobe there too? Where was Nash?

  • JoeTeam

    sort of reminds me when you are talking to a boss about getting a project done, and he gives you all these conflicting hurdles to not say yes, and none of it makes sense. In the end, you realize it’s a bias of some sort, and you are saddened when you realize this boss is going nowhere with you, for you.

  • I heard the emphasis of “ball-dominant” that Byron doesn’t like.

    He clearly thinks Lin’s hogging the ball? In his version, Ronnie Price style of always passing to other guys would be perfect. And only take shots when he is wide-open.

    Byron quickly turns into McHale where he doesn’t recognize good things that Lin bring to facilitate, just because Lin is not Ronnie Price. Very concerning indeed!

  • JoeTeam

    fixed:

    “if the got a lot more to give, then I need to give him minutes then.”

  • like I said.. Byron turned to McHale quickly.
    No praises on good things to facilitate bench, just criticism of being ball-dominant.

    A good coach will tailor to his player’s strength, not turning all his best PG to Ronnie Price

  • JoeTeam

    memo to team owners: please remove this unproductive coach from my life or free Lin so I don’t have to see his face in my community anymore.

  • spiderman

    I’m sure Price is scoring and getting others involved.

    Scott is a dummy.

  • that’s trully bizzare.
    Ronnie Price shouldn’t even be a 2nd-string PG in the NBA with that horrendous stats but Byron likes him spear-heading the defense.

    No wonder the starters have been outscored so much in the past 4 games.
    Noone cares to guard Price and he still missed!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin should answer.: Shoot the ball? Coach….I was benched for 19p 11a performance, remember?”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Being aggressive means playing hard which has nothing to do with playing smart. Jeremy Lin basically said he has lots to offer but the system was just too stupid for success.

  • Rick Johnson

    lakerscommunity
    26 minutes ago
    It’s Jenga time with @jlin7 and Wayne Ellington overseeing the fun. #LakersHoliday

    http://instagram.com/p/wuZS8nO8x7/

  • Sophie Paris

    I won’t use iphone not even for Lin…. XD

  • Sophie Paris

    You got my vote 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    lakerscommunity
    1 hour ago
    The Holiday Party for Kids got a special visit from@KobeBryant! #LakersHoliday

    http://instagram.com/p/wuT4p6O858/?modal=true

  • Rick Johnson

    Los Angeles LakersVerified account‏@Lakers
    #SwaggyClause is making his list and checking it twice at the #LakersHoliday Party For Kids.

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/545335538056589312

  • Sophie Paris

    Santa is Swaggy this year

  • MomentousPetey

    Yessir! Shut it down!

  • CJSHYY

    The above conversation it’s from Scott to reporters?!

  • CJSHYY

    ball-dominant? When? smh!

  • Jeremiah

    Here’s my take on the situation. Kobe is too old and damaged to play decent defense. On offense he still wants to lead the league in points so he takes a ton of contested shots resulting in a 38% FG%. By playing such poor defense for so many minutes and taking so many shots with such poor efficiency, Kobe creates an insurmountable deficit that no team can overcome. How do the Lakers save face and deflect criticism away from Kobe, despite a terrible record? They have Jeremy Lin fulfill the role of scapegoat. If Lin plays too well for this agenda, then limit his minutes and eventually bench him. If he scores too much tell him to facilitate more. If he then facilitates too much then tell him to be more aggressive. No matter which advice he carries out, he’s doing the wrong thing and needs to be criticized and benched.

    The solution: Lin has to get the F away from Kobe and BS as soon as he possibly can.

  • MoominFloren

    BS !?÷#&%¿
    My Santa wish this year is either Lin trade or BS got fired

  • yes

  • Dorothy

    Why do I feel sick when seeing Kobe’s face now, even he is smiling?

  • CJSHYY

    Celtics likes their new PG Smart & they don’t need Lin or Rondo.. too bad.

  • Brent Yen

    In Linsanity, his team mates get it. Know how do make them self available. Not HOU or LAL were able to do that….hence bad for Lin

  • Briiick

    Lakers TV rating is at 2.25 now compared to 3.14 during the same period last season, and last season was an all time historical low.

  • Carol Tiu

    Because you know it’s all fake.

  • we probably need to tweet it to @JeanieBuss because it matters a lot to Lakers FO

    Any source?

  • Briiick

    So Ko/BS are going to break last season’s lowest record in TV rating this season, and break this season’s record in next season. The FO/Buss’s must have thought that Kobe could keep the audience while tanking, but fans have other better choices.

  • Briiick
  • CJSHYY

    I read somewhere said it’s from LA Times… I think Jeanie knew already… I think it’s good news in someway bc why they keep Kobe for 2 more years all bc the rating but now he is the king of the team but failed to pull up the rating… Maybe they will not extend hi s contract after 2016.

  • Briiick

    I heard they told Kobe/BS that no contracts after next season. That’s why you saw the “Charmin” gate.

  • KHuang

    Here’s my take:

    Byron Scott doesn’t like Asians taking spots in the NBA away from African American players.

    Thus far, Lin has enraged Scott by excelling. The better Lin plays, the more Scott benches him.

    So possibly starting with this game, Lin might be a DNP-CD for the rest of the season.

  • According to my calculation, @Lakers bench has carried the starters to 3Wins -1 Loss record in the past 4 games

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/545369212722499584

  • KHuang

    Ronnie Price is more ball dominant than Lin is.

    At least Lin produces. Price doesn’t.

    The only explanation for Scott’s hatred for Lin is RACISM.

  • Vote Jeremy Lin #NBABallot
    for giving the best +25 to lead bench 2 outscore opponents to 3W-1L in last 4 gms
    #CanGiveSoMuchMore

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/545370794520350720

  • KHuang

    No wonder Scott is so angry at Lin.

    The bench is outplaying the starters, just like in Houston.

    Whatever side Lin’s on, that’s the stronger unit. Kobe Bryant HATES THAT.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Well said…

  • KHuang

    Because Kobe smiles when Lin’s not doing well.

    When Lin does well, Kobe gets angry because Lin’s OUTPLAYING him.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe that until Kobe is really out of Lakers… Scott tried so hard to push Lin to bench & even out of Lakers IMO.. I guess if Lakers didn’t sign Lin or no one comes next summer… it’s very likely they have to sign Kobe…

  • KHuang

    Total LIES by Byron Scott.

    I seriously doubt Scott has had any conversation with Lin at all.

    Byron Scott has been angry with Lin for excelling all season long.

    We Lin fans see through Scott’s media lies.

  • Rick Johnson

    What’s with these photographers? Keep cutting off the best part.

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/545372196776849409

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Pl vote everyday. http://www.nba.com/allstar/

  • CJSHYY

    How come I only see Young not Lin from Lakers tweet? Not even show Lin w Ellington for Lakers community service one?! smh!

  • The bench literally carried the starters.

    It must have pained BScott to realize how his precious Price got spear-headed by the opponents so much on defense. Plus Kobe as PG is a tragedy to put him last place in the NBA at +/-

    Letting Lin and Boozer play w/o Kobe seemed to work out well.

  • KHuang

    All the good players on the Lakers are bunched up in the 2nd unit.

  • Rick Johnson

    This is from the Lakerscene Intagram, seems like it’s part of the Lakers as it says Shot/curated by the @LakersDigital department:

    http://instagram.com/lakersscene/

  • Dorothy

    Agreed. How immature and insecure he is. We thought he should act much better than Haren after all he is a true super star. How wrong were we.

  • I believe time will be our friend and Kobe will stop playing PG.
    I’m just not sure if it’s 2015 or 2016

  • Rick Johnson
  • cheapjing

    they should know already

  • sws94

    The stuff about him being ball-dominant bothers me, I don’t find him that ball-dominant. Maybe he can be less hesitant but some of that may be not wanting to turn it over and not really being as comfortable in the system as other guys are. I don’t know. I think he should look for his shot and don’t worry about other guys sometimes more.

  • sws94

    Nick Young said JLin has to relax, play out of his head, don’t worry about shots falling or if he’s coming out of the game, just play like he’s been playing all of his life.

  • CJSHYY

    From his interview? Did reporter ask Young or he was saying this by himself?

  • JC

    How many times can you vote?

  • Grace

    What a nice smile! JLin looks good here.

  • LAJane

    It’s a great community. isn’t it! (plus props to our mods!)

  • Briiick

    I voted too.

  • Rick Johnson

    joey_ramirez
    3 hours ago · Los Angeles Lakers Training Facility
    Jeremy Lin plays Santa Clause at the #Lakers’ annual Holiday Party for Kids. #LakersHoliday #LinSantaty

    http://instagram.com/p/wuZLVji0hY/

  • CJSHYY

    one. You can also vote by tweet, FB..

  • Lymania

    But what do I do with 91c? Can’t buy anything at all and can’t take it out!

  • Rick Johnson

    Hard to hear/understand, reporter says “How does Jeremy become more ………”
    At 2:30
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/video/141217YoungPractice

  • Lymania

    Ahh..the white sofa chair looks really great! I really like it!

  • Lymania

    Will they catch you of you use different email address?

  • Lymania

    Swaggy has a cheerful smile.

  • Lymania

    I rather BS got fired and hire more decent coach.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess it’s MM again?! Haha! Thanks.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know.

  • JC

    Definitely props to the mods for monitoring the site.

  • CJSHYY

    I want to know what do you think about this Mike B article from last night? In the beginning, I thought just from his own opinion but today saw Scott & Young both all talked about this 2nd unit & Boozer … I started to believe maybe what Mike said it’s really from FO then? If so they seem to not happy w Lin’s performance at all. http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20141217-story.html?track=rss

  • Rick Johnson
  • Briiick

    Because he is soft toward opponent players and tough at defeating his teammates.

  • Rick Johnson

    Jena Roscoe‏@JenaOpHOPE
    Lakers Basketball Player Jeremy Lin w/ Operation HOPE Youth @ Holiday Party in LA Today! BRAVO! @OperationHOPECA
    https://twitter.com/JenaOpHOPE/status/545386286878834688

  • Carol Tiu

    I went to the other site yesterday and it still gets as crazy as ever over there, some things that will never happen here. Makes me appreciate our site here more than ever. Thanks to Psalm and all the mods for providing Lin fans with a safe haven.

  • Acbc

    This is classic misinformation. Double speak with half truths sound bites. Paul would rip this to shreds in analysis.

  • Linja

    The color of BS.
    Did ya hear, “Ronnie spear-headed the defense….” and doing much better… Why, then, every game since Ronnie started,
    the starters fell behind right out of the gate? The color of BS.

  • Linja

    BS, the color of BS.

  • Linja

    In the interview, BS separated Lin from the team, by saying …if Lin has more to give, then give it to us. If the coach does not include you as part of the team, you know where you belong. Color of BS.

  • Acbc

    Most times, it’s because these types of bosses are over their heads. Scott is hired for no other reason than to be a yes man for KOBE. In that sense, he’s very much like Mchale. They are deliberately hired to be puppets and talking heads for their bosses. Scott answers to KOBE and Mchale answers to Morey.

    They are known enough by credentials that ordinary people will just accept what comes out of their mouths as facts without investing anytime to really anaylize it.

    This truth was explained by Nobel lauriet winner Daniel Kahneman about our inbred early hunter gatherer survival instinct to quickly take key known facts we already knew and quickly make assumptions to escape danger. We have a much slower cognitive brain that kicks in later to analyse events later when we are in a relative safe situation.

    In today’s 15 second sound bites news. Information isn’t really about truths as much as getting attention to whatever you are “selling”, be it news or opinions. You have seen how kids all talk this way. Internet chatter is full of insinuations and opinions because no one would reflect back to you your own need to at least feel as if you actually exist. You won’t matter, if no one responds to you!

  • Linja

    And, inferior complex. Lin has better understanding of BS’s own offense.

  • CJSHYY
  • Linja

    This looks great. We know Lin is in whose hand.

  • GoodDayLA

    this is about right. LA gave Lin a chance to shine. He failed miserably as a starter, whether or not you care to blame Kobe, Scott etc for his woes. Bottom line, the result is not good. Sure the result with Price is not good either but Price is a 3rd string career role player!

    If people on here want to compare Lin to Price, we’ve all lost already. The results matter and the result is that Lin and Price both stink next to Kobe and can’t get it done. Sure, perhaps no guard in the entire NBA can get it done playing with Kobe, but the Lakers will keep searching for one that does or just completely overwhelms Kobe. I think LA believes Russell Westbrook is that guy.

  • Linja

    That quote is evident that BS does not include Lin as part of the team, it is Lin and us. enough said.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin will not go to the Celtics unless the Lakers give up picks. And if that is what it is, Lin is just fodder to fill in so the Boston Celtics can get picks and then dump Lin when the summer comes. Lin would be DNP-CD for real.

  • GoodDayLA

    YOu are so missing the boat. Lin will be traded along with DRAFT PICKS to Boston. Lin would only be traded to sit on the bench till May and then get DNP-CD for the next 5 months! Then he would hit free agency.

  • CJSHYY

    I know Kobe name RW but I doubt he will come to play next to Kobe. Rondo is possible free now but I guess Lakers didn’t want him plus his asking price it’s too high. Max contract…

    Do you think what Mike said it’s really from FO or just his own opinion?

  • GoodDayLA

    I love this quote. Scott is RIGHT. Lin needs to play the dangerous game of going all out or keeping his mouth shut. He is just pissing his boss off with these quotes.

    Put up or shut up is what Scott is saying. Lin needs to go full rogue and play OUT of the context Scott wants. Get the stats, shoot high percentage, build up leads and get BENCHED for it till Lakers fans and Worthy keep screaming for more Lin.

    It is almost an impossible task but that is what Lin must do.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • GoodDayLA

    NBA players don’t practice during the season Khuang. Some bench guys do those 3 on 3 and sure, there are some mild scrimmages here and there, but it’s not like high school or college.

  • GoodDayLA

    agree

  • Arsenium12 .
  • kauaiblue

    Google “walmart jeremy lin. ” hilarious!

  • GoodDayLA

    I think Lin failed his test. Maybe the test was unfair but he failed it.

    That is why he was benched. Byron Scott was never high on Lin. I think Bryon lied to get the job. He probably in fact dislikes Lin’s game. I do think Byron understands Lin’s game but he doesn’t believe catering his team to Lin will help him keep his job.

    Apparently losign a lot and treating Kobe as god will help Scott keep his job. So I cannot blame Scott.

    I think Lin is going through Linsanity withdrawal. He knows now he can do that if given a chance. before, he was just happy to play 20 minutes and score 6 points and get 4 assists. But now Lin’s expectations for himself are so much higher that he is mentally disappoinnted every night and thus isn’t playing quite right.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin fan: “wha? NO Lin for Dallas? Why don’t the Mavs want Lin!”

  • Rick Johnson

    Houston too. Not happy with defensive player of the year Beverley?

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/545416186906034176

  • GoodDayLA

    They never REALLY liked Beverly. And Scott probably hates what Ronnie brings.

    But they all hate Lin a lot more.

    So once Lin is gone, they go after what they really want.

    NBA circles basically have decided Lin is a scrub and Lin is not playing well enough on the court to cause eyebrows to raise.

  • GoodDayLA

    Damn I hate Khuang’s pessimism of Lin’s future career, but darn it, I think Khuang is absolutely right.

    #DNPCD

  • GoodDayLA

    I’ve talked to a lot of friends and even family about Lin. They all say he looks like crap on the floor most of the time. These people are your average NBA fans and are local Lakers fans who watch games and go to them sometimes.

    For Lin to do well, it is not about +/- or any of that. Right now, he has to play like he did against Boston. Make shots. Hit open men when it’s there, otherwise just score and fly up the court on breaks and LOOK good doing it.

    He played a great game against Boston. 19 min? whatever, just play like that and people will ask questions.

    Just score and forget about defense and fake it on defense on this fake team. The advanced stats are only for Lin fans. Nobody else cares.

    Once Lin figures that out, he will be able to survive the season.

    If that leads to DNP-CD, Scott can explain why a guy who shoots 60% and dominates the eye test is benched.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Ellis always in charge the ball like Kobe.. passing first PG maybe good for him then… He got the ring do help…

  • Lymania

    Ah, great photo! Arsenium! ^_^

  • sport

    Yes Price will lock him down by standing there bumping into him right at the start and injuring himself!

  • Lymania

    Haha I just saw your wonder, well, my guess is the photographer must be a female, thus, her only focus point is on Lin. Haha

  • nodomo

    It’s been tough being a Lin supporter, and my friends with average NBA interest also think Lin is a scrub. It doesn’t help when articles come out like the recent LA Times article describing Lin’s demotion & struggles.

    I agree — Lin just needs to score, dish assists, and forget about defense. It will be hard for any coach to bench a 12-16 ppg guy. Just look at Nick Young – he doesn’t play a lick of defense but is praised and valued on the team.

  • Lymania

    Already did. Someone posted below already. You are late on this. Haha

  • Lymania

    Khuang is pessimistic? Really? No way! He sound optimistic most of the time if not all the time!

  • Lymania

    Your guess is not right for all the lin fans, at least not for me. No. I prefer he stays in LA with a better coach!

  • kauaiblue

    Oh sheyt! Ok well… i got a good laugh out of it… keith olbermann had a hilarious segment… ok, lets go jlin!! Get outta ur funky slump!

  • GoodDayLA

    exactly my friend. Exactly, we are in complete agreement and understanding.

  • leeda harun

    well I don’t want Jeremy to be a Mav because that team is already stacked with point guards

  • Briiick

    Yeah Kobe plays like that in recent years and that is why I am not his fan.

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe way is the American way. Kobe has not shot 60% in ages now btw.

  • GoodDayLA

    My fear is Lin has no where to go. I suspect Warriors will always let him be 12th man, but other than that no place else I fear.

  • leeda harun

    then we have to wait patiently

  • Linja

    Bet Rondo wants to be on a contending team, won’t you?

  • CJSHYY

    What Celtics wants just like Lin? How come Lakers didn’t show up in the list to get Rondo? “The Celtics are seeking a package that includes a 2015 first-round draft pick, a young player and expiring contracts, sources said.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–celtics-rajon-rondo-212808679.html

  • orLinaryjoe

    Key words heard from BS is that “Jeremy is hesitant to shoot.” That speaks volumns. Also Lakers will not change their offensive scheme to fit “ball dominant” Lin.

  • Dorothy

    Can someone pla tell me what the fans reaction is about Kobe and BS treatment to Lin? Is Kobe still well like there now?

  • TTNN

    I don’t think Lakers will be active in trading market, they have nothing to offer. And they don’t want to take back anything after next summer unless it is top tier player, and not team will trade top tier player for nothing. So forget about it.

    Only team that really really want Lin and willing to give up picks might get Lin, and no team would want to give up anything if they could just simply sign Lin during off season, so Lin will stay in Lakers till the end of the season, don’t dream about what Mitch could do now. They could do nothing, and most importantly, they don’t want to do anything. To them, the highest priority is keep their cap flexibility during summer.

  • JoeTeam

    sw – how bout we watch the Price bbq on Friday ha ha.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess they don’t want Rondo otherwise they will do it. I think Rondo’s price tag it’s too high… he wants Max contract.. Lakers didn’t want to pay him that much.

  • JoeTeam

    God help the west, it’s not good news for modern man (get my drift, @psalm lol?)

  • JoeTeam

    Duncan missed a game sealer, now they are down 2 to Grizz. There are heroes and goats elsewhere in life …

  • GoodDayLA

    lol seriously? Come on. nobody except US on here and other Lin sites care about Lin treatment at all. Most Lakers fans think Lin seriously stinks. Kobe is still loved by LA Laker fans.

  • JoeTeam

    Duncan fade-away way fade clanking make — 3OT!!!

  • Dorothy

    China???

  • GoodDayLA

    I think you overrate China when it comes to the NBA.

  • Rick Johnson
  • leeda harun

    aren’t the NBA said that jeremy is above average point guard? they alwayd change their opinion

  • Rick Johnson
  • GoodDayLA

    Lin, Randle, 1st rd pick for Rondo makes a lot of sense. Rondo is an expiring contract in May. It preserves cap flexibility. And the ROndo and Kobe experiments gets 5 months of trial time.

    I think the Celtics would trade Rondo for 1 st rd pick, Lin and Randle. Lin would just be a DNP-CD in Boston.

    I dont think the Lakers are willing to give up Randle and the 1st round. Lin? Sure they’d do it in a heartbeat.

  • Acbc

    Hi Psalms234
    Got a post under moderation again. Can you please fix it again thanks.

  • Dorothy

    understood, but that is the market Kobe and Lakers try to dominant.

  • GoodDayLA

    I’m sure but I think you are smart enough to know that marginalizing Lin doesn’t mean Lakers and Kobe will be affected. We’d like to think that but probably has no effect at all.

  • CJSHYY

    So when Celtics’ GM joking w Scott about let’s have breakfast it’s true then.. Haha! I believe Boston will like Lin for Rondo since both are expired contract… Too bad, Lakers didn’t show up in the list.

  • Dorothy

    That is why I asked the question and hope someone there can shed some light.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Arsenium12 .

    Whatever the storms swirling around him, Jeremy’s able to smile …

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/545442450324459520

  • blubell
  • I think Kobe fanbase in China would still support him although someone can help verify.

    As for Lin fans, I think @jlin_fan_from_australia:disqus said Taiwan fans don’t like it one bit.
    But not too sure about China.

    What matters the most would be Kobe merchandise sales there which might take a while to get affected.
    I think Kobe is fully aware of Lin’s popularity in Asia so that’s why he’s careful not to say anything bad directly to him.
    He just needs BScott to do his bidding when he wanted to play PG

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • GoodDayLA

    he’s jumping against a 50 year old skills coach….

  • GoodDayLA

    apparently you think all of Lin’s fans are in China? haha.

  • That’s the truth. When Lin can consistently scores 10-12 pts in 19-20 min while Price scores 0-2 pts, media would start pestering Byron with questions.

    Byron has a hidden agenda to ask Lin to facilitate his teammates and be aggressive when the shots are there.
    When he didn’t affirm Lin doing things well in the BOS game, we pretty much know what he said means nothing.

    Lin shouldn’t trust BScott to stay in the background as a traditional non-scoring PG. He should be true to himself in the BOS and Spurs game.

  • GoodDayLA

    I think it dont matter one iota what Lin fans in USA or China or Taiwan think. Not one bit.

  • GoodDayLA

    If Rondo gels with Kobe, the resign Rondo. If not, he is free to leave in the summer.

  • CJSHYY
  • GoodDayLA

    now that’s a post I can agree with!

  • That’s another good way to do it.
    Swaggy knows Lin is sometimes overthinking what Byron asked him to do.
    Just play ball and make shots so BScott has to eventually keep him on the floor.

  • Lymania

    Well, from my reading of some chinese fan sites in the past, I know there are many chinese kobe fans as well there are also many chinese lin fans. kobe is being around longer than jlin, so his fan base in China is also pretty huge. So you definitely will find some of his Chinese fans bashing lin equally badly like some of US lin bashers. If you are asking about what are the Chinese lin fans reactions, then they are definetly feel as bad as us here, but if you are asking about kobe’s Chinese fans, i think you might find a little disappointment. I may be wrong for I didn’t follow the Chinese fans recently, just in the past. Nevertheless, I believe kobe still has many fans in China. It’s a big market with millions people. Definetly some will dislike him, but definetly there is also good amounts of people that still like him. I think you can apply the same to lin. As long as there is still good amounts of people that support lin in China, then I think we don’t need to worry how many likes Kobe still gets. 🙂 plus, hey a player can be bad to his teammates, his coach his whatever, but if he shows nice side to his fans and knows how to do Pr off the court, I think fans will still buy it.

  • GoodDayLA

    Not surprised. It’s obvious the Lakers are over humoring the Lin experiment. I really don’t believe Lin gets that.

  • CJSHYY

    From the list… King, Knicks, Lakers, & Rox… all had the rumor news wanted to get Rondo before.. Ya! Not surprised to see Celtics contact these teams for the trade.. the request from them sounds just match Lin & Lakers well… but I guess Lakers didn’t take it or whatever reason bc Mav & Hou are two teams seem to be the front runners.

  • If you’ve seen how TWCSN tries to market Lin next to Kobe in Friday matchup against OKC, it does matter to market Lin properly for TV ratings and merchandise (Taiwan fans raided Lakers gift store).

    And I’ve been noticing how Kobe talked to reporters about Lin.
    I think Kobe knows Lin’s values in Asia will only help his own popularity in Asia.

    Lin’s marketability is being used properly by Lakers and TWCSN.
    But if Lin’s numbers and min keep going down, Lakers FO will start to get worried. How much? I don’t know.

    That’s why I like many tweets of not buying Lin’s Lakers jerseys for Christmas.

  • err.. if BOS wanted to trade for Lin, I’m pretty sure they want to test if Lin is a keeper or not at same point :]
    It wouldn’t be logical for BOS to get rid of Rondo and not test-drive Lin at all

  • That’s why I just LOL at this baseless “Price spear-headed defense”
    If yes, how come he didn’t get many minutes and had been outscored as starters

  • awesome! Every vote counts to let NBA knows Lin fanbase is strong

  • I think so too. “Ball-dominant” seems to be a code-word for taking shots away from Kobe

    Swaggy had a good advice to not overthink things and simply be aggressive and facilitate like his usual self in BOS and Spurs games

  • Hm, so Dallas is the forefront leader to get Rondo because Carlisle needs a floor-leader and shot-creator.
    Cuban said DAL emphasizes chemistry. I wonder if Rondo volatile temperament would fit the Mavs locker room and Rondo might still walk away at the end of season.

    The talk with Lakers, Rockets, Kings, Knicks probably are cold-calls to get the best offer.

    The facts that Lakers and other teams are not that interested might show their concern on Rondo fit.
    It’ll be interesting to see how trade talk progresses

  • Besides .. Rondo can’t shoot.
    But he can play defense and passes the ball to Kobe and others who can’t make the shots consistently.

    Let’s see how this thing plays out.

  • whose vertical jumps might be higher than ours :]

    Come on, man. Don’t diss the old man for doing his job .. lol

  • Alaingrvis

    this new info shows. lin may be stuck at the laker nd may rejoin them because lakers really have no other options. other then williams of the nets. which makes scott dealing of lin worse. random even as a free agent could go to the mass or rox. which for him are better then the lakers. this will come down to lin if lin leaves. things will get really bad for the lakers. with zero talent left

  • Alaingrvis

    i don’t think lakers didn’t take it. sounds like other teams had more to offer

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe Lakers will pay max contract for Rondo.

    Boston has been reluctant to meet his hope for a maximum – or near max – contract extension. Boston has been pleased with rookie point guard Marcus Smart, and could decide to turn the team over to him in a post-Rondo era.

  • Alaingrvis

    still other teams are.

  • JT

    good screw the lakers

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think that’s why Lakers is not on the top two teams list… Kobe named RW few days ago so maybe now their real target became RW not Rondo after all.

  • Mitch will witness noone wants to play with Kobe after this year’s debacle.
    I’ll be super-surprised if Lin wants to come back and play for the Lakers with BScott and Kobe if things don’t change.

    I still believe he has All-Star aspirations. Playing 20min as a backup is not a good way to be an All-Star :]

  • Alaingrvis

    not it other teams have more to offer. yes they have lin but what young player do they have. it may be the refusal to let go of randle maybe

  • CJSHYY

    I know… the list were all the teams had rumor about wanted Rondo.. King, Knicks, Lakers, & Rox.. but I really don’t think he is worthy Max contract…Celtics thinks so too. Rondo is hard to get along… but these teams are all interested in him bc he got the ring.

  • Alaingrvis

    i think scott will get fired at some point but yea idk what lin will do. him in boston would be great. we will just wait and see

  • approved it! Sorry

    I also added you to the whitelist so it will reduce chances to be put in moderation by Disqus

  • Alaingrvis

    lol a better price. as well s a better bev. shows why they both want him. meaning rox

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t know what happened? But if Lakers is really planning to trade Lin then why cut his playing time & made him looked so bad that will not make sense at all.

  • Alaingrvis

    he is a championship pg. or atlas that whats out there. i say the three other celtics got the ring. and hen they relied on him he failed. but hey thats how the nba works

  • Alaingrvis

    second time thats happened. they are mostly trading his contract

  • Dorothy

    ok, time will tell, but I really think Chinese fans know Kobe is behind all this.

  • Nick Young interviewed JLin who made him laugh but I couldn’t understand a single word :]

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/545452539559161857

  • CJSHYY

    I know w/o that big three Rondo can’t do it along. As I thought before, Celtics likes their new rookie PG a lot bc he can shoot. Celtics don’t think Rondo is worthy the max money so they want to trade him.

  • Dorothy

    Anyone thinks Lin only has fans in China is foolish. No, I don’t think so, but I do feel Chinese fans are the ones more sensitive about Lin’s unfair treatment.

  • Alaingrvis

    what are you serving. then young said pf chengs. lin responded by saying are we recording this racism on camera lol

  • Rick Johnson

    I can’t understand anything after chips

  • LOL .. I thought he asked about change?
    Good to see they can laugh about it

  • Man, you got really got hearing 😀
    I’m impressed!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol pf chengs are a asian themed restaurant. never heard of it before. lol surprised it existed.

  • I know about PF Chang, just couldn’t quite hear about it :]
    I’m still impressed you could hear it!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol idk if it was his twang. lol I’m black so i understand the way he is saying it. ebonic can sometimes sound like a different language

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Celtics want picks, Lakers only have one they got from Rockets and unlikely to part with that one. They have the protected one that will go the Phoenix unless they are in the bottom 5. I don’t think they think they would be a championship contender even with Rondo and if he walks they get nothing and lose their pick.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow you do have good ears. I couldn’t make any sense out of that.

  • this is even more hilarious.
    I couldn’t understand what Lin said so I need to learn Lin’s ebonics too LOL

  • It’s soooo good that I feel the need to clean my ears now! LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    lol it isn’t deep. what i mean is its just an accent they are using. once you get the accent its quite easy.

  • ok.. I trust you.. Language is not my strength so I can certainly get better :]
    Still Impressed 😀

  • Acbc

    You don’t need to take such a condescending tone to get you’re point across.

  • Acbc

    KOBE couldn’t gel with Steve Nash whose 10 times better. He made NASH play off ball and shoot 3s. This is what KOBE wants to make Lin do as well. I don’t believe any major free agent will come to LA until KOBE is gone.

    For all of Howard’s antics and childishness, I can now understand why he hated KOBE so much.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s safe to say that JLin fans from both Taiwan and China don’t like BS and Kobe now. Believe they stop buying JLin stuffs. They are as angry as any JLin fans to see how JLin is treated. Many of them want JLin to be out of Lakers or BS and Kobe are out. They see what JLin fans here see.

  • Linja

    Rondo would choose a contender, wouldn’t you?

  • Thanks! I thought you mentioned that before.
    I’m just not sure how many in China knew about that.

    Good. This will hurt Kobe and the Lakers sooner or later if they don’t change. Financial loss will hurt them the most

  • Acbc

    Please don’t put me in the white list, pretty please. Put me in the banana list okay. Lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They all know. They watch games and also translate what JLin fans and reporters said. Obviously they translate JLin’s interview, article…. They get the news pretty fast. Many of them are very active in Twitter and also lurk here to get info:-) Some of them are even angrier than fans here:-)

  • Linja

    King’s owner said:

    “Defense is great, but we need defense and offense,” the Kings owner said. “We need to go from a rules-based organization, which was important when you had chaos, to a values-based organization — from kind of a programmatic offense to a read-and-respond, free-flowing offense.
    “I like to use a music metaphor. We had a Sousa marching band, which was needed when there was chaos. But now we need to shift to a jazz band, where people can be individually showcased and improvised. What we need is a jazz director. I think that’s the kind of leadership moving forward.”
    BS, you won’t be considered. OK?

  • Acbc

    Eerily similar to “Jeremy, we’re trying to win here.” From Mchale after 29 pts from lin to win over OKC.

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    Lin fans do. The rest just think Lin is a scrub, and never believe that Kobe’s a problem even he shoots < 40% and plays no defense.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds perfect for Lin

  • grover chang

    Who is the kings owner and what is his background?

  • grover chang

    Mavs make sense because Cuban wants to win now. Dirk is getting old. He will take a chance of rondo leaving next year.

  • grover chang

    Makes me happy to see he could have the joy of the spirit to smile no matter the circumstances. I pray he could translate that spirit on to the court and smile while playing.

  • Brent Yen

    However, I am sure Kobe did not ask Howard to shoot 3s…

  • grover chang

    The only way I see lin getting traded is if a contender has a big injury to their pg and they need a filler. Lakers may take back even a second round pick for Lin because they may not even have a second round pick next draft.

  • Linja

    Vivek Ranadive , Google it. Ha

  • CJSHYY

    I think so plus Rondo wants Max contract 100M 5 years?! I don’t think Lakers wants to give him that Max either.

  • JoeTeam

    Time for a nice jazz pianist on Lin

  • Tey Ling

    What is of pf chengs

  • I only remember Cuban said the Mavs prioritizes team chemistry but HOU emphasizes math. And Rondo is a volatile chemistry indeed causing Big 3 Celtics breakup esp. Ray Allen.

    I’m not sure Rondo can be happy in any teams but Cuban and the Mavs might think he will like it in Dallas. Too bad because it would be a good destination for Lin in the FA next summer.

    Oh well .. let’s wait-and-see. I’m not totally sold the Mavs want Rondo.
    Maybe Houston will up-the-bid so we can watch more drama in HOU 😀

  • Good! Let’s hope Kobe will feel the hurt in his pockets and fame in China!
    Next season he might come to China with half the fans LOL

  • LOL .. Disqus has no banana list .. Just blacklist and whitelist, pretty non-PC just like JLin joked with Nick Young haha

  • Hm, I like Vivek more now :]

    Perhaps Lin fans should make a jazzy highlights and send the audition to Vivek!
    “Do you want to jazz around the Lakers? Sign up George Karl and Jeremy Lin!”

  • It’s a popular American-Chinese fusion restaurant chain in the US :]
    http://www.pfchangs.com/index.aspx

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No JLin on this Lakers card vid. JLin Chinese fans aren’t happy about it. Does it mean JLin should be out of Lakers soon???!!!!!!
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/1415_holiday_card?cid=email_grapgic&camefrom=EMCL_482425_21598005

  • Carol Tiu

    Lol, they’re a funny bunch.

  • deesee5

    Possibly. If so, that’s good news to me!

  • Linja

    sad. Lin, Davis, Hill, Clarkson, Tradables. That could be a movie tile.

  • Briiick

    Hope so. I can’t stand Lakers’ game anymore.

  • MoominFloren

    Who is missed? Lin, Davis, Hill, Clarkson, Wes & Ellington?

  • Tey Ling

    JLin should asked the coach to be more specific on his expectations, ie with limited playtime what is the number of assists, steals, blocks, rebounds and points is expected of Lin in a game. If the coach is not able to quantify, then he should just shut up on his repeated general statements on the perceived Lin’s weakness.

  • kauaiblue

    Lakers game on Friday doesnt even excite me… i didnt buy a lakers jersey bc i had a wierd feeling about how jlin would be treated… but i bought league pass… doh!

  • Dorothy

    Wow, great. Maybe Lin will be gone!!! Do you know whether Kobe is still very popular in China now with the unfair treatment Lin gets from him and BS?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • IAM

    Where is Kobe in donating his time?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Never check on Lakers/KB fans sites but I know 99% of JLin fans are sick of KB and BS. Don’t matter what countries but almost everyone is so disgusted with KB, BS as well as Lakers now. Most feel that JLin needs to be out of Lakers unless no BS and KB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Counted it 8 out of 15 Lakers.

  • KHuang

    The coach isn’t interested in talking to Lin.

  • KHuang

    No big deal.

    Jordan Hill, Wayne Ellington, Jordan Clarkson, and Ed Davis are not in the video either.

  • KHuang

    The Kings under Ranadive are CLUELESS.

    He wants them to play 4-on-5 defense with one man cherrypicking offensively, wants to do constant full court presses because they worked in grade school girls’ basketball, and saw vast potential in Kevin McHale’s washout pick Royce White.

    Byron Scott with his failing ways and superstar worship would be the PERFECT coach for the Kings who just fired their coach because of DeMarcus Cousins’ viral meningitis!

  • KHuang

    No, Ranadive would be even worse for Lin than the Busses or Dolan.

  • KHuang

    It’s not Lin’s job to quit.

    It’s Lin’s job to PLAY.

  • Tey Ling

    Anybody have connection with reporters who can asked the coach for the specifics ?

  • joyce ward
  • 7iger

    It is time to cancel LP 😉

  • CJSHYY

    What? No Lin? So weird… Lin is out for sure. Price is in? Where is this from? Lakers tweet?

  • TTNN

    no Nash,

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s big deal bc these players probably on the trade list so they can’t sure they are still here for X’mas… Lin is out of Lakers for sure. Even not now they will not sign him next summer.

  • CJSHYY

    Wes is in. He is w Kobe always.

  • KHuang

    I doubt Lin plays much against OKC.

    I don’t even know if Lin will be allowed off the bench by Byron Scott.

  • Brent Yen

    LP is unfefoundable..

  • spiderman

    If Scott & Kobe want to “win” (or tank) this way, so be it. Scott’s days as a coach are numbered, and Kobe’s market will decline substantially..

    A $15 million dollar DNP-CD isn’t too bad. Lin will be a free agent in a few months

  • KHuang

    I don’t think Scott will be fired.

    He’s the “championship” coach the Lakers wanted. Everything he says is accepted in blind faith by Lakers management that is still stuck in the 80s illegal defense era.

    If Lin gets DNP-CD’d, I hope that the Lakers fully buy him out and release him to sign with another team.

  • KHuang

    Cool, get Lin out of this toxic mess that’s soon going to be a DNP CD anyway.

    I’d rather Lin be a minimum minute player on a real team with a real coach instead of suffering this inexorable decline in minutes that soon will be mercifully terminated anyway.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will trade Lin bc from this video can tell he is not part of their future. Plus Mitch now said Kobe maybe stay after 2016 even he also said he thought Kobe will retired in 2016?! Kobe don’t want Lin to stay in Lakers no matter he will stay or not…

    Ya! I hope Lakers can trade Lin ASAP since he is not part of their future. But where?

  • TTNN

    Lakers don’t have any incentive to do that. They are not a team looking to win, so they don’t really care. But their TV rate will keep dropping, and nobody will care about the team, and Kobe’s scoring record will get old pretty soon.

  • rookie75094

    I actually want to see DNP-CD. … Jlin can rest and be 100% ready to go for his next team. The only group that will lose out in this scenario is Lakers fans.

  • rookie75094

    If the mavs get rondo then I want to see Jlin go to the spurs … Pop will know how to use Jlin right.

  • Brent Yen

    He will not see much minutes for about 2 yrs if that happens. Only Spot duties..

  • rookie75094

    So be it…. when ever Jlin strengths are used properly…. his game is beautiful to watch.

  • Brent Yen

    Almost all “ball dominant” players other than Parker were traded away LOL by Spurs

  • KHuang

    I’m not sure which I would
    prefer, a minimally utilized Lin on a Spurs team that plays no favorites or the decreasing minute Lin we see now whose coach hates him and is trying to knock him out of the NBA altogether.

  • rookie75094

    Team ball baby!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Yes….but Lin’s problem is not if he plays teamball or not tho…

  • Brent Yen

    I think the same way too LOL

  • rookie75094

    Easy answer…. I rather watch Jlin play his b ball brand… how ever brief than not able to see him play at all

  • Brent Yen

    Well it is certainly more pleasing for fans like us

  • rookie75094

    Jlin problem currently is his teammates and coach don’t know what” team ball” is even if it hit them on the heads….. the spurs don’t have that problem

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, Lin’s problem is no one wants to play with him and follow his lead. This will be the same if he goes to Spurs. I think it is really good if he can go…but not really that good as fans thought IMO.

  • rookie75094

    You missed the key point… Pop as his coach will make the others play team ball with Jlin to win games. …not hidden agenda bs we are witnessing right now

  • Brent Yen

    I agree with that…for sure.

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, don’t click for them. Not worthy to watch it. smh!

  • rookie75094

    Yup the key for Jlin are coach that will trust Jlin bball brand and also have the clout to back him against doubting owners and FOs. .. ie..Pop, Carlise, MDA, Karl…ect…well. .. maybe not MDA and Karl
    l

  • Brent Yen

    I am not sure what Lin’s brand of bball is. My doubt is if that brand fits SPurs or not. Yes both are teamball…but still a lot of differences…GSW play team ball too, yet looked completely different from how Spurs do it.

  • rookie75094

    Free flowing yet structured like the spurs… not forced like the hustin…uhhhhh. .. houston rox 3 and d….or lakers kobe iso system as invented by the “brilliant” bs .

  • Brent Yen

    I don’t think Lin (MDA) ball are structured like Spurs. It requires the ball handlers to do more reads than how Spurs does. Of course if you take HOU and LAL as example then this discussion becomes meaningless because there two are completely residing at the far different end of the spectrum…LOL

  • rookie75094

    Well … I have never seen Jlin play with any other team system beside MDA s… the rox and lakers systems are not qualified as team system…lol

  • grover chang

    May Lin carry that smile with every game

  • Brent Yen

    That is exactly another point here. Lin fits MDA the most so far. But no one can say that is the BEST for Lin yet due to Lin’s situation.

  • rookie75094

    Agreed. .. how I wish MDA to coach next year….his point guard will be there for the taking

  • Dan Cohen

    nicky can have a 2nd career as a comedian ..or get a gig as a comedian after retiring from the nba.

  • Brent Yen

    ALL those been said. I do think Lin to MAV or SAS can benefit a lot in terms of no distractions. Will get fair treatments regardless of his brand of bball. I was just approaching this from Lin’s perception and style 1st. Just the effect of being treated fairly alone will do a lot of good to Lin on and off the court.

  • rookie75094

    Totally agreed. … hey since you’re a mod… can I get an exception sometimes to call houston, mchale, morey… hustink suckettes, mcidiot and dmoron. .. let me know… thanks in advance..:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Haha well please do not do that. We all suffer from them. But I know we are all good fans here and we should act/talk accordingly…Just edit it and think otherwise when you read it in your mind LOL

  • HY C

    Do you guys think Nash may have told/warned Lin about his experience playing alongside KB?

    The reason I ask is I feel Lin may be thinking that a lot of things are out of his control, so he is just trying to stay in the positive side, and does not worry too much (even though fans, I for one, are worrying to death).

  • rookie75094

    Ok… thanks. . Have a good one.

  • Dan Cohen

    Come-on, that is the problem.. we keep thinking about MDA MDA.. but I personally DOES NOT want him to play for MDA..at least not until he establish himself as a starter and the real player that he is..given the chance.

    MDA’s past point guards all has stats that are inflated than their average due to his offensive system and freedom of the point guard. Look it up. He made felton look good too. Everyone knows this.

    If you have MDA and then lin plays for him..people will label him as MDA boy or only suitable to be MDA’ offensive system and one dimensional. Look at all other nba stars, they played for different coaches and still able to produce. Also if he does end up failing or not as good, that’s it for him. He was basically putting all eggs in one basket.

    Plus lin’s doesn’t do that well with b2b games. I have said this earlier and even stats proofs..and recently it has shown it’s cr-p head again. I suspect it’s his body and MDA will run lin to the ground by playing him 42 minutes PER GAME.

    You want a coach besides MDA who plays modern bball and run and gun and also fast breaks.. pnr and 3s.. AND gives lin the ball to make plays and TRUSTS him.. (sincerely). That way, if lin does do extremely well, they can say that is his style of bball instead of saying MDA’s boy.. and prevent others from say lin fans are still living in the past with linsanity. You want ppl to say that? I don’t.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe & Nash didn’t get along well either… This is not the first time Kobe push his teammates out of Lakers… not surprised at all. Nash can’t help Lin bc Kobe is so powerful in Lakers. Kobe or Lin? FO made the choice…it’s Kobe again. smh! Hope Lin can out of Lakers soon…

  • Dan Cohen

    thank you.. I was gonna say that too.. maybe making a big thing out of nothing. Plus lin has his own JL charity to work on.

  • CJSHYY
  • JW

    No Lin yet in the discussion I guess.

    https://twitter.com/LakerFacts/status/545652728262037504

  • CJSHYY

    What? Nash? Who will pay money but can’t play?

  • Acbc

    Why do you keep attacking LIN with with sideswipe comments like “I don’t think LIN gets that”.

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers don’t care about pick? more than one pick?

    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/545651866781368320

  • CJSHYY

    So they want to keep Lin as bench?

  • Linja

    Rondo would not come to play with Kobe. He would rather be with a contender. Just saying…

  • CJSHYY

    I know but just say what’s in Lakers plan… don’t like them at all. Trash Lin to make him cheap for next summer.. smh!

  • JW

    Rondo and Kobe seem pretty chummy during that last visit to Boston. They were seen going to breakfast together or something.

  • Rick Johnson

    I would value this guys opinion more than any sports talking head

    Haralabos Voulgaris
    ‏@haralabob
    I don’t know where this rumor got started that Rondo was a great defensive PG.
    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/545649029053296641

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/545649407715463168

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s dumb bc Wright can be more helpful than Rondo. smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    wait so laker didn’t use lin in rando trade. wow this is surprising.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Finally someone tell the truth. Rondo is not as good as everyone thought… Celtics is smart that’s why they tried to trade him as soon as after 12/15 ….

  • Alaingrvis

    idk what to think

  • CJSHYY

    Sign him cheap as a bench or maybe just like what they did to Melo.. don’t think he will come but have to do it to make Kobe happy… We tried you know… smh!

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    I totally agree w this guy bc at least PB can shot 3P… but I really hope Rox do it..PL. Rondo to Rox make it happen. LOL!

  • KHuang

    What’s Lin’s brand of basketball?

    That’s an easy answer.

    Lin’s brand of basketball is to provide from the guard position whatever is needed for a team to consistently win games by playing the right way.

    Lin is equally proficient at playing either guard position, and he is the best guard in the NBA on defense. Lin’s also the best “in between” player in the NBA, which means that I believe that Lin is better at grabbing loose balls and forcing possession changes and batting the ball around than just about anybody in today’s game.

    From a strictly basketball perspective, Lin can fit on and excel on any team even if there are like 4 guards ahead of him. His athleticism, sound fundamentals, court savvy, and skill level are such that he would be an asset to any team that’s truly serious about winning.

  • KHuang

    I was calling out Rondo’s weak defense on the NBA forum long before Lin even played in the NBA.

    I got flamed heavily for it too.

  • KHuang

    More like Boston doesn’t want Lin.

  • KHuang

    I doubt it.

    I don’t think Lin and Nash have even spoken on the phone since the very beginning of the season.

    Steve Nash pretty much just fell off the face of the earth.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea but what free agent pg are there

  • KHuang

    That would only be if Tim Duncan is playing.

    When Duncan is out of the game, the Spurs look as congested as the Lakers starting lineup does.

  • Alaingrvis

    sad but true but random better assist guy. it has to do with harden.be off ball style fit harden the best

  • KHuang

    No one can control what people think.

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope he go to Rox… Can’t wait to see how he & Harden will play next to each other… Pl Rox gets Rondo.

  • Briiick

    Wait til next season, if there still is audience.

  • CJSHYY

    I doubt Rondo can fit in well w Harden bc they both all want the ball in their hand… But I really hope Rondo go to Rox.. can’t wait for drama to come from Rox if they really get Rondo.

  • Briiick

    I am optimistic. It only takes a long losing streak to change many people’s mind.

  • Briiick

    My thought too. It’s better to sit out of the season like Asik than play with hands tied and stats ruined.

  • Briiick

    When fans are mad, a scapegoat has to be created to keep them from leaving. The scapegoat will be either Kobe or Scott, and Kobe will make an easy choice.

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers didn’t offer Lin… Nash? Just tried to get rid of his contract… sounds to me it’s not really go after Rondo. Unlike Mav or Rox.

  • Brent Yen

    Especially agree with the last paragraph

  • Brent Yen

    Celtics are stacked with PGs….LOL even if Rondo left….

  • rookie75094

    I have confidence that Jlin would beat them out fair and square if allowed

  • Brent Yen

    emphasis on “if allowed”

  • rookie75094

    You are CORRECT!!! Sir!!!

  • JW

    deleted

  • Arsenium12 .

    How’s this for a dynamic shot …

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/545677800246484992

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe it was a TOV….LOL

  • rookie75094

    I have seen Jlin made so many acrobatic plays… that is normal to me now

  • CJSHYY

    They didn’t put any Lin’s pictures for yesterday activities in the tweet why this today? Show case? LOL!

  • BobbyH

    The key is the coach. Would coach believe what Lin can bring and utilize it?

  • JW

    Home is up with 9 – 4. guessing Lin is on the visitor side.

  • 7iger

    Hmm..seem like Boozer is back to starter.

  • Alaingrvis

    is hill hurt

  • 7iger

    I don’t know but 2yrs ago when I got LP I pay monthly so payment stop as soon as I cancel.

  • 7iger

    Don’t know I don’t follow any Lakers news beside Lin relate.

  • Alaingrvis

    hill is missing. i think he had an infection of some kind

  • Alaingrvis

    they have a rookie pg. if lin can be taken out for a back up free agent….twice now. he sure will be by a drafted pg

  • Acbc

    Kobe never asks for anything, he EXPECTS EVERYTHING. If the team loses, it’s evryone else’s problem. If the team wins he’s the Hero. While wasting posessions with his geriatric pace and low percentage, he blames the rest of the team for not stepping up on rebounds and defence.

  • JW
  • CJSHYY

    Where was Kobe? Didn’t see him on court? If Hill was not there so maybe Boozer did replace him today.

  • JW
  • CJSHYY

    What? AS coach? This is funny team… smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    i thought i saw that yesterday

  • JW

    he’s 38 and i guess last played 2009

  • CJSHYY

    38 only? I see…

  • JW

    yea, guess still not feeling up to it.

  • Sophie Paris

    Cool move

  • CJSHYY
  • 7iger

    I am late but welcome to the J-portal.

  • Sophie Paris

    Thank you 🙂

  • 7iger

    You sure last very long at the JLnet.

  • Grace
  • Sophie Paris

    I’m tough girl lol.

  • 7iger

    The coach don’t need to practice.

  • Sophie Paris

    Pfff… I like how it’s all about jlin tho ^^

  • Arsenium12 .
  • 7iger

    I think because JLin is the only one that anyone care to click.

  • KHuang

    Mitch to Lin: “You’re not part of our team’s plans.”

  • JW

    Wonder if Lin gets a ball boy anymore now that he’s not a starter.

    NVM, enlarged the picture and saw the ball guy.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes no one cares about the others.

  • CJSHYY

    Also MM knows lots of Lin’s fans want to know what’s going on w Lin… since he didn’t do interview after practice anymore.

  • CJSHYY

    It seemed to be short one? not really long conversation…?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Not today… maybe just short Hi?!

  • This is great to see!
    I don’t think Kupchak regularly talks to any players after practice. Was Lin grinning afterwards?

    Maybe it has something to do with assuring Lin not to worry about the Rondo trade talk.
    “Don’t sweat it, Jeremy. You won’t go to Boston unless you want to?” :]

    Aside from any speculation, it shows Mitch regards Lin highly (at least higher than BScott).
    I don’t remember Morey did the same to Lin in Houston.

  • It did look like a short conversation with Lin not moving much.
    But good to see Lin looked happy/grinning (?) afterwards.

    Good sign that Mitch likes JLin enough to talk to him post-practice.
    Maybe Mitch was impressed with Lin leading the bench in practice.

  • his teammates still looked mesmerized .. being left in the dust!

  • CJSHYY

    I hope so… but I really think Lin should not stay in LA… But where can he go?

  • JC

    From Kupchak’s body language(holding his hands behind) he’s not being open to Jeremy about ‘something’, not a good sign imo.

  • Alaingrvis

    idk we will see

  • When Kobe’s team won in practice 16-4 then cussed his teammates and Mitch, it was the Visitor with with 16.
    So Lin’s team could be the Home side leading 9-4

    Here was Kobe cussing video link showing the scoreboard
    https://v.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/4291F410E61154954125583216640_3e95b79c155.1.3.12701306509941162305.mp4?versionId=OVH74XkTC6gttDYqbKUMFHVER9ZGT47z

  • JC

    Maybe that’s what’s on his mind. But he’s not saying it in front of jlin’ face.

  • CJSHYY

    Just saw bigger picture & looks like Mitch did the talk & walk… Lin didn’t face him at all…?! But don’t think it’s bad either…?!

  • Grace

    I don’t see the smile/grin. 🙁

  • maybe …
    I’m just glad Mitch took the time to talk to Lin :]

  • Brent Yen

    I would say the conversation is about trade. LOL

  • JW

    Oh, I didn’t catch that then. Thanks. Yea. I should’ve known better that Lin is the Linning side.

  • CJSHYY

    After Mitch walked Lin did look like smile…?!

  • JW

    Mitch: “I hope your bag is packed.”

    That’s also a talk too.

  • maybe that’s why Lin is smiling too
    LOL

  • yeah, his mouth was definitely open.
    Not sure if he was grinning or something

  • Spot

    Hopefully

  • me too.. the timing is just right.
    Maybe Mitch pulled the trade per Jeremy’s request haha…
    “Jeremy, your wish is granted. you may watch more Harvard games!” jk

  • Spot

    Hopefully 😀

  • BobbyH

    Didn’t Mitch say Lin will play a lot of minutes? And now? I don’t believe what they say anymore. It is all about actions, not cheap talks. Lin knew it all too well. But he doesn’t have control of it. Just play and make the best of it. Be patient and be consistent and be healthy to weather this horrible storm.

  • Brent Yen

    I think this is more like a heads up, trying to be classy.

  • Grace

    he always breathes with his mouth open

  • PPP

    Hey lin, pack your bag and you r going back to harvard, umm….. i mean going to boston.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it is bc I saw bigger picture looks like he smile…

  • Grace

    I’m still searching for the smile 🙁

  • that his name did or did not come up in the trade talk?
    that’s hard to guess

    but I agree it’s a classy move

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think it’s bad if something about trade or whatever he would not talk to him when someone was near by…

  • Spot

    Lin & Stevens could do great things together. I keep saying these things from long time.

    Obviously if Ainge allows it. Good thing is Stevens is too good as coach to make Boston tank

  • Arsenium12 .

    Whatever Kupchak is saying to Jeremy he knows that he (Kupchak) is also stirring the pot. He knows the media will be hanging around after practice and there will be speculation.

  • Brent Yen

    haha well. One unlikely scenario is Mitch wants to keep lin and just go and reassure him that he will stay.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Briiick

    Is Mitch still in control ? I thought Kobe is the boss for two seasons.

  • CJSHYY

    So Lin can go back to Knicks?!

  • Brent Yen

    Remember….It is hard to say unless Stevens did something good or fair to an Asian player b4.

  • Rick Johnson

    “Jerremy, get ready for plenty of minutes, I’m trading Kobe to the Knicks.”

  • Grace
  • 7iger

    For Melo.. haha sorry.

  • 7iger

    The title should be “Why Kobe is such a bad fit with any team”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Self promoting to have more appearance on TWC sports.

  • Linja

    Ding Dong.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    OKC will have a back to back game tomorrow, some hope for the Lakers.

  • Grace

    Does anyone have a subscription to TWC?

    Coach’s Show: Jeremy Lin
    Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 01:42 PM PT

    Coach Dave Miller sits down with the Lakers point guard to talk about his struggles growing up, his first dunk and more, plus Coach breaks down the term “building a wall” on the white board.

  • CJSHYY

    Miller w Lin? Really? So weird why do this? show case for PR or trade?

  • Spot

    It would be a great fit. But only time will tell

  • Grace

    many people are interested in JLin’s story …

  • Brent Yen

    Will see Miller trying to trick Lin on a lot of questions….LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just like many articles written about him. TWC needs rating.

  • CJSHYY

    But I don’t think Lin is popular in LA… better than HOU but not the same like he was in NY.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson
  • grover chang

    Cuban is a shark. He killed Boston with this rondo trade. Maverick are going to be a juggernaut

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t like Miller.

  • Brent Yen

    Has any team do hack-a-rondo yet?

  • deesee5

    Well there goes our hopes and dreams of Lin to Mavs.

  • CJSHYY

    Boston got good deal.

  • Jeremiah

    You ain’t so tough Sophie. Nah you soft like Charmin. 😉

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree.they have a lot of shooters they don’t need random to shoot

  • Alaingrvis

    idk what the lakers will do now what free agent pg’s are left

  • jolno

    Dallas just got a lot worse! I think both Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder are better the extremely overrated Rondo who can’t even make his free-throws (at least Rubio can LOL). To me even Rubio is much better than Rondo so Cuban really ruined his team’s chance at a championship this season. This is even worse than letting Nash go or dismantle his championship team by letting Chandler go.

  • Alaingrvis

    don’t matter. they are good no matter what

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I totally agree w you on this Wright & Crowder. Bc I watched the game Mav vs Rox, their starters couldn’t do well it’s the bench.. Wright did well to almost brought the W but was failed due to starters back to the game… Nelson can shoot 3P well but Rondo can’t shoot?! It will be interesting to see how Rondo fit in WC teams.

  • Brent Yen

    I agree, but I think Rick is a very good coach. Now we get to see if what we think are right or not

  • CJSHYY

    Cuban just talk but I really don’t think he wants Lin…If he did then why he never did anything this summer?! Forget about it.

  • jolno

    I think the Rockets went in there to drive up the asking price for Rondo. Cuban (his manhood on the line) was determined to one-up Morey (also see Chandler Parsons lol), otherwise there is really no logical reason for the Mavs to make this lopsided trade. I really want to see Cuban’s facial expression when Rick Carlisle has to sit Rondo down in the playoffs because the other team is playing hack-a-Rondo LOL.

  • Alaingrvis

    this news on rando makes the way lakers are treating lin even dumber then before. if lin leaves then what. draft a star lol good luck

  • Alaingrvis

    lol after this very bad news for the lakers. i get why kupchak talked to lin

  • Briiick

    My thought too. I think Ellis + Rondo is a bad combo.

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers was out yesterday…

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly. what other pg are left for the lakers to sign

  • real-dsb

    I would have liked the idea of Lin on Celtics. I have been suggesting that since over a year ago. He would be in the Leastern Conf. Bradley Stevens is a good coach who is not “old school” as in outdated, stone age coach.

    However, since they drafted Marcus Smart with the 6th overall, there’s no way they’re not going with Marcus as their PG of the future. It might be fine for Lin there this year though.

  • jolno

    Ellis is really ball-dominant so we will see how Rondo can play off him lol. Rondo as a spot up shooter would be such a comedy though, very good entertainment.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! At least Nelson can shot 3P well. What Rondo can do Ellis pretty much did it… Also that 2 good backup players… dumb move to me.

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly they have invested interest in murcus

  • CJSHYY

    Dragic.

  • Jeremiah

    Remember, Rondo’s contract expires this season too. If for any reason he’s not a good fit for Mavs, he won’t be re-signed and that leaves the door open for Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Celtics likes Smart a lot.

  • real-dsb

    maybe Cuban didn’t want to pay $15M for him

  • Alaingrvis

    look like rox gave up on rando for dragic. still tragic isn’t a superstar. really barely a allstar. lin could be digress this year in the right system maybe better

  • real-dsb

    whoa, I didn’t know Rondo’s FT% was THAT bad this year. 33%

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure. So I don’t think Cuban thinks really high on Lin.. looked at what he did for Rondo. Only talk for Lin… that will not cost him anything why not?!

  • CJSHYY

    True…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thought JLin’s stat is pretty because of KB and BS ball. Look at this:
    https://twitter.com/ShawnFNBA/status/545664197447528448

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  • Alaingrvis

    lin added to those stats in 3 quarters

  • CJSHYY

    Rondo played long min unlike Lin… Didn’t know his FT is that bad.. D12 can beat him now.

  • GoodDayLA

    1. Sacre seems like he’s not a Lin fan. Body language and all that. It’s kind of obvious. I remember in last game that Sacre looked off Lin completely for Young. They don’t have good chemistry despite the fact Lin feeds Sacre all day.

    2. Madsen is setting Lin some real screens. PLaying honest basketball. Look how effective they are. Completely dislodges Lin’s defender. Still Lin does nothing with it.

    3. Lin doesn’t look all that good in practice clips. Honestly, I’m not impressed at all. But then again these are just clips. They all look like crap, Sacre, Young, Lin. Only Mad dog Looks good.

  • Alaingrvis

    how is he 33 percent from the ft line. shaq was better lol

  • Guest

    you have been gloom and doom for a while now

  • GoodDayLA

    Flag – personal attack. Mods, please warn him. Thanks.

  • Alaingrvis

    wow. really

  • Alaingrvis

    ok then let me debate your points then

  • GoodDayLA

    emotionally, I want to agree with you. but the corrupt NBA will help make Rondo shine. Dallas will be fine. Just like HOuston is fine without Lin and Parsons. Houston looks BETTER without Lin and Parsons.

  • Alaingrvis

    1. sacre is not a lin hater. why because he is just scare. who cares what he thinks. set screens makes the shot you take. he is often a big cheerleader with clarkson
    2. its practice. they are jogging a lot it isn’t that serious.
    3. its practice it isn’t thats serious.
    4.its practice………well you know how it ends

  • Briiick

    Why do lakers look for PGs? To show how Kobe can still take the ball away from any PG ?

  • Allen Wayne

    Mitch: “Jeremy do you know Sony has cancelled the showing of ” The Interview”?”
    JLin: ” Whaaaaaaaaat!!!

  • GoodDayLA

    so so wrong.

  • Alaingrvis

    they need someone there

  • GoodDayLA

    Dallas is trying to win the championship THIS year. I really like the move. It’s smart. The NBA is weak this year. Dallas wants to steal one. Can they keep Rondo is check? We’ll see. I’m sure Rondo will want to impress so it’ll be interesting.

    Parsons will get more points with Rondo imho.

  • GoodDayLA

    It’s pretty crazy, I stopped watching the Lakers starting with the game Lin went 0 fer against Washington. I can watch HD games for free on my cable TV yet I can no longer stomach to turn it on to watch the horrible Lakers ruin the career of my current favorite player (though he is stinking on many levels as well to be honest). Man that’s just crazy. And I use to watch crappy feeds of Lin playing in Houston. Lin, please don’t make me tear my hair out when you choose your next team in Free Agency.

  • CJSHYY

    I am not sure Mav can win the ring this year even w Rondo bc Mem it’s a lot better than Mav. Plus right now Mav’s bench are not as good as before… I still think GSW or Mem is better than Mav.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is done in LA. but I really don’t think Lin gets that. I think he’s a lost young puppy. His parents probably tell him to just follow directions and just shut up and put up and not rock the boat in the typical way stereotypical Asian parents tell their kids to do.

  • JW

    Really not into listening to BS. I wait for someone’s Cliff note version.

    https://twitter.com/LakersTV/status/545735729486114816

  • GoodDayLA

    um watch the video. He bricks the layup on the undersize of the rim. But the picture at that moment does look cool. Unfortunately he didn’t finish it well.

  • GoodDayLA

    I think the plan was to bench Boozer just to cover for the fact Bryon wanted to eject Lin. But doing it to lin alone would have been too much bad press so Boozer was the fall guy with Lin. I suspect Boozer will make it back to the starting lineup soon.

    Lin is on his way out by trade deadline or the summer.

  • GoodDayLA

    preach the truth brother. The truth 90% of all Lin fans refuse to see.

  • GoodDayLA

    LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    yessir.

  • MomentousPetey

    Nah, that was just a comment imo

  • GoodDayLA

    right now that scapegoat is Jeremy Lin, the incpmpetent PG.

  • GoodDayLA

    wow come on…..wow.. I have no words. I have NO WORDS! #politics #reallife #thisisnotfantasy

  • Sophie Paris

    Linteresting!

  • GoodDayLA

    when will most Lin fans get it? They still dont. I cannot believe your DNP-CD is coming true. Even I was not that pessimistic.

    But it is coming. THat or Lin being used as trade expiring contract lol.

  • CJSHYY

    Sorry, don’t want to see him talk… anyone can post what he said today? How come no tweet?

  • GoodDayLA

    Khuang, I can only agree with you because post after post, you are the only guy here who actually makes some sense. The rest of the Lin fans are too green, too hopeful, or too inexperienced at following NBA basketball.

  • Rick Johnson

    Look at Lin’s advanced stats for season compared with last 4 games from bench when he doesn’t have to play with Kobe.Lin goes from NetRtg of -10 to +16.3. Mostly by improvement on defense. Probably because he’s covering his own and Kobes man.

  • GoodDayLA

    good points, But it is clear the Mavs are trying to compete for the ring.

  • GoodDayLA

    the problem, and I posted before, nobody cares about advanced stats with Lin.

    Lin needs to pass the eye test exam. Lin needs more Boston games. The Boston game is a sure fire way to get glued to the bench, but that’s exactly how Lin must play.

  • GoodDayLA

    Scott looks way too happy. Lin is screwed.

  • Sophie Paris

    Haha yea depends… 😉

  • CJSHYY

    Any question about Lin?

  • CJSHYY

    I know bc they think Rondo can help them beat Curry?! I really don’t think so.. Bc that 2 bench players really did help a lot for them… Tyson is old now so… long way to go. Rondo can’t shoot that’s another problem. Let’s see how Rondo handle WC PGs.

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  • real-dsb

    Question of the year: what will be higher at the end of season? Lakers win% or Rondo’s FT%! LOL

  • real-dsb

    Well, he did break his hand this season. I’m sure the Celtics were hoping it would miraculously increase his FT by 30%, but it did the opposite.

  • CJSHYY

    I think everyone looked so so not only Lin… but Sacre didn’t like to set screen for Lin that’s for sure… wait for long sec & he finally show up.. smh! Lin didn’t get enough respect from his teammates.. too bad.

  • Linja

    none

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! So what did he say? Guess nothing really important bc didn’t read any tweet on his interview at all.

  • JoeTeam

    there’s that face again …

  • CJSHYY

    From this picture, he looked happy.. why?

  • JoeTeam

    The best way to watch LAL games is to have your TV on, sound off, and this site up. When Lin is in, you watch. Also have some work on your computer so you don’t have to focus. Then, when Lin is hot, you naturally are a part of it. When Lin is cold, you get some work done. It’s worked for me all season, and I’m sort of immune from BSc, Kobe antics or Lin’s bad spells.

    Also, I focus on his D and watch that and marvel at some of the prevents he gets, so that has been consistently rewarding. Hope it helps.

  • Rick Johnson

    Look at these stats. Shows that playing with Kobe hurts Lin’s advanced stats. NetRtg for all season it shows that Lakers are -10 when Lin on the court and -2.7 off the court so 7.30 points / 100 better with him off the court. But this is effected by other players your playing with. If you look at the last 4 games where JLin played less minutes with Kobe the Lakers are +16.3 with Lin On the court and -17.10 when he’s off the court. So Lakers were 33.40 points per 100 worse when comparing Lin on the court vs off the court. If you look at Kobe the team is -11.30 worse when Kobe is on the court vs +21.9 when he is off the court. That is 33.20 points / 100 better with Kobe off the court

    Last 4 games: http://stats.nba.com/team/#!/1610612747/players/advanced/?LastNGames=4&sort=NET_RATING&dir=1

    All games to date: http://stats.nba.com/team/#!/1610612747/players/advanced/?sort=NET_RATING&dir=1

  • JoeTeam

    “Hey, Jeremy, don’t go work for Vivek. We need you here. It’s only 2 more years.”

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol

  • Yascar

    Apart from one or two times this season, he’s looked really happy all year. As his record is abysmal, he can look happy all he wants and yes he will continue to screw Lin, but he’s still underachieving, he’s still an a-hole and he’s still a losing coach. Those last three things make me happy.

  • JoeTeam

    Isn’t that the grandpa stance?

  • real-dsb

    Only fell off the face of the Lakers. He is alive and well on social media:

    http://instagram.com/stephennash/

  • CJSHYY

    Every PG who played w Kobe all got bad stats but what can Lin do now… looks like Lakers didn’t want to trade him & maybe tried everything they can to make him looks bad so they can sign him cheap next summer ?!

  • JoeTeam

    pleased link the vid, I cannot find it.

    Lin made one of these in-game, so I don’t see any problem with his movement under the rim.

  • jolno

    Shhhhh, that gigantic elephant (initials KB) in the room might stomp on you for pointing out the truth. The certified elephant tamer (initials BS) might also want to have a word with you.

  • JoeTeam

    Wright is pretty consistent.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy needs to just play well tomorrow give us 10+ points with 4-5 assists

  • JoeTeam

    Clarkson is on DLeague now, right?

  • JoeTeam

    enjoyed writing that, did you?

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  • JoeTeam

    doesn’t matter, he’s on my computer boo …

  • Brent Yen

    He does not need to do anything. Just play and take the result.

  • Alaingrvis

    still hope he does well.

  • jolno

    I can’t think of any coach other than BS to have such ineffective and yet physically demanding practices. I think BS’s brutal practices have already caused many injuries to his players, while the “healthy” ones not having enough energy for the real games. I guess this is yet another one of BS’s scheme to make Kobe (the crime fighter) look good by tiring out all his teammates so they won’t outshine Kobe lol.

  • JoeTeam

    He does well, fans are happy all around but for some reason, BSc and Kobe aren’t so happy. He does badly, some on his team and many fake fans rejoice at the fun attacks they can make on Lin and Lin fans.

    All-in-all, I’d go for BSc and Kobe being uncomfortable with Lin’s performance, if you get what I mean lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course

  • Sophie Paris

    The dumb face

  • JoeTeam

    Talked to my buddy well ensconced in NBA:

    1. Bogut – GSW better let him rest of so he’s healthy all season. GSW can afford it.
    2. Because OKC did so badly when KD and RW were out, GSW better watch out else they could face OKC in the first round.
    3. Booz numbers: not only as I noted is Booz feasting off Lin and less competition for the shot, but also, everyone knows he’s getting those points off opposing 2nd units.
    4. I noted that Curry is one of the best in motion shooters I’ve ever seen. Seems he can make a shot from any unstable body setup.

    Didn’t really go into where Lin is headed.

    On a personal note, I can’t really watch GSW much when the are so dominant. It’s like watching a google search. No drama heh heh.

  • Grace

    Watch the Spurs vs Grizzlies 3 OT game (last night) – lots of drama.

  • GoodDayLA

    and Kobe doesn’t even practice haha.

  • GoodDayLA

    LOL thAT’S NOT a shabby idea. Sad it’s come to that though haha.

  • GoodDayLA

    Sacre’s screens are abysmal. I dont know if it’s intentional or what. Terrible.

    And yes I also noted they all stunk except for Mad Dog.

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    I got unfairly banned here last time for just saying Kobe was turning on Lin and 3 games later Lin was benched. Luckily you mods are fair enough to unban me after it happened and realized I was not trolling.

    I also got banned for saying Joeteam’s comment was very “asian”. I didn’t mean it as racist insult. My father always told me “water finds its own level” and Joeteam’s comment reminded me of it and how it is a very Asian phrase not familiar to western culture. Luckily I was unbanned later as well.

    As long as you guys are fair about modding, I’m cool with it.

  • GoodDayLA

    believe it or not, I am one of LIn’s biggest fans probably.

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s posted on this thread titled “MadDog Scrimmage” from Lakersnation.

  • CJSHYY

    I thought Scott said he will now? But I didn’t see him on scrimmage today.

  • GoodDayLA

    I just want Lin to be supernatural. I have unrealistic expectations that he can be a politician and an assassin on the basketball court. I like to blame Lin himself rather than the crappy position and unfair situations he finds himself in. Just my personal preference. Doesn’t mean I don’t believe in the guy.

  • GoodDayLA

    fair enough

  • GoodDayLA

    i dont know that rondo got to choose.

    You are assuming Dallas asked for his promise to sign an extension with them.

    Maybe Dallas isn’t ready to committ to him either past this season.

  • GoodDayLA

    I just personally really disagree, but I respect your opinion.

  • GoodDayLA

    EXACTLY

  • GoodDayLA

  • GoodDayLA

    Where can Lin escape to? Not really sure. It’ll be a great summer. I think Lin is best off playing in the east coast away from his comfort zone of CA. He needs to go somewhere he might not even want to go if it is the best chance to play his game on a team of good guys with less agenda and egos. What team is that? I have no idea. Toronto? Spurs? No freaking idea. I think he’d do well backing up Conley too.

  • JC

    lol yes it is, but I doubt he sees jlin as a grandson

  • GoodDayLA

    If Kobe has a career ending injury, I think you will see Byron Scott become lin’s best friend overnight.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Brent Yen

    Think so too

  • Alaingrvis

    rando to mavs

  • Rick Johnson

    Guy is such a kiss a…. Only JLin will use it to help the team not for his own personal glory.

  • real-dsb

    oh wait, Rondo broke his left (non-shooting) hand. there goes that excuse.

  • CJSHYY

    Scott can’t control Kobe on court.. he still do whatever he wants…

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers worst nightmare may happen. they maybe stuck with lin. interesting to see how this season end. as well as how the offseason goes

  • Alaingrvis

    now with rando gone it all lin. looks like they could get lin for cheap. maybe their hope

  • BobbyH

    It is more like Lin is stuck with Lakers. Buddy, buddy. It is 2 way glue.

  • leeda harun

    who knows maybe there is a blessing in disguise…they have to treat jeremy better

  • Alaingrvis

    this maybe true. even as a free agent next year

  • Alaingrvis

    i hope scott gets fired. this would help they way i feel about the lakers a lot

  • Acbc

    That’s why we are his diehard fans.

  • real-dsb

    Why would they be “stuck” with Lin? His contract expires this year, they don’t have to resign him if they don’t want.

  • leeda harun

    I guess this why mitch talked to jeremy after the practice…youre stuck with us for another 2 season

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  • Rick Johnson

    Rondo may not pan out and Dallas may look to recruit Jeremy for next year. Or perhaps initially get him to back up Rondo but then find that Jeremy is better than Rondo and he moves up to the starters. Rondo can’t shoot and defense overrated, Dallas my get buyers remorse. At least Rondo gets exposed or is at least off the FA market next summer. Then there just Dragic as top PG FA next summer.

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Didn’t like Miller but because of JLin, I will watch this.
    http://jlinnation.com/jeremy-lin-interview-with-dave-miller-the-coachs-show/

  • JoeTeam

    thx for the link. Wow. Mavs making a run. Wonder how he and Monta will mesh, guess ok because Rondo is a passer.

  • leeda harun

    they aired the segment because the tv rating is really low right now

  • JoeTeam

    I saw from end of reg to the 3 OTs and it was fun to watch. Too bad Timmy lost … he could of sealed in in regulation but he missed a put in follow up.

  • JoeTeam

    I get a lot of work done when Lin plays badly rats. Thanks to Blubell who always posts the Lin In note. Watch for it.

  • Rick Johnson

    So if Hill can’t play Boozer back in the starting lineup? Only bigs they have left are Sacre, Boozer, Davis. Who is going to play PF for the bench?

    https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/545768016416219136

  • JoeTeam

    what are these, Harden imitation gang signs?

  • Alaingrvis

    thats a dream they won’t give up after a year. he will lily sign a max contract which is why dallas sent all those picks

  • LAJane

    That’s true…but holy cow they seemed to give up a lot to get Rondo. Seems a big gamble for a chip. We’ll see if it works out for them.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol like i have no other option soo…..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes understand it after watching. Not worth one aota the time.

  • LAJane

    They’re in Hawai’i. It’s the shaka “hang loose/aloha” sign.

  • leeda harun

    sacre?

  • grover chang

    I got to learn something about building a wall and then I got a good laugh when coach Miller called Scott a defensive minded coach.

  • Grace

    I watched from 3rd qtr onwards. The Spurs were down 20+ and were able to catch up without Parker and Leonard. Ist OT was because of Gasol’s 3 pointer, 2nd OT due to Duncan’s desperate shot (ball bounced around)…

    Duncan missed 10 free throws and I think that hurt them. They only lost by 1 point.

  • KHuang

    Lin would KILL Mike Conley in practices the way Lin kills Mike Conley in games.

  • KHuang

    As long as Curry gets his multiple screens and picks, he can score big.

    Without them, FORGET IT.

  • LAJane

    Seems like it. “Lopsided” trade was used in a post below. Not sure you give up that much if you don’t intend to try to “put a ring on it”.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sacre usually plays Center for the bench and Boozer PF. If Hill out and Boozer moves the the starters PF and Davis moves over to Center I don’t know who will play PF for the bench. Unless Davis and Boozer take turns. Maybe we’ll see more Lin / Davis if he can keep out of foul trouble.

  • KHuang

    Write it like this:

    “Yes he will continue to mess with Lin, but he’s still underachieving and he’s still a person I don’t like and he’s still a losing coach”.

    Then you’ll be OK on this forum while still telling the utter truth without sugarcoating your displeasure!!!

  • KHuang

    No that’s not shabby at all.

    It’s actually the best way to watch Lin games, even when Lin is doing well.

    Personally, I get more infuriated at the racist announcers when they’re taunting Lin for doing well than when they’re criticizing him for struggling.

  • grover chang

    I like young comment at the end to tell Lin to relax. I think young could be a good influence on Lin. Lin could be too tight and young is too loose. Lin could benefit at being looser.

  • KHuang

    Nick Young means well, but he’s completely unaware of the race based issues Lin is facing.

    Lin shouldn’t relax. He needs to keep his guard up against attacks from his teammates and coaches.

  • KHuang

    More like “Lin, you’re GONE”.

  • JoeTeam

    I heard Danny Green was 7/7 on 3s, and that’s playing to the hot hand!

  • JoeTeam

    I think Lin provides better team structure. Curry to me is way more fun to watch than Swaggy, but fun in that sense. When GSW are down and it’s just Curry, I haven’t in years past felt that he has the mettle to bring them back 10 pts. KT and Speights stepping up this year is def helping Curry look great. I haven’t watched because they are just so good I can just watch the boxes and streak. Yes, Curry does get very good screens.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I hate it when they say little things like “Jeremy Lin off the bench” then go on to nit pick at a play.

  • grover chang

    Absolutely Lin should not let his guard down. But sometimes you could worry too much and be less productive because the worrying holds you back and makes you unsure. Makes you look not confidant which is lins big criticism right now.

    Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:27

  • JoeTeam

    Ah yes … Kalapana ha ha.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe Lin can easily make Swaggy aware of it by talking to him in context given the current state of race protests.

  • JoeTeam

    you’re right he hit the backboard. Makes me want to go and play with them – looks so informal and fun.

  • JoeTeam

    People believe it. Doesn’t matter, just getting through a lull here and it’s not fun to read all these this that stuff. Might last all year lol.

  • Jeremiah

    I guess it’s a well calculated risk cause Rondo has a huge incentive to make it work during his contract year. But sometimes things just don’t turn out as expected.

  • CJSHYY

    This was done probably before preseason or so… Maybe just air this to get some Lin’s fans attention.. smh!

  • Yascar

    Thanks KHuang. I’ve actually used them before but didn’t get flagged. Guess I got away with it the first time.

  • Carol Tiu

    I like the way Boozer handles interviews.

  • real-dsb

    Those aren’t the “hang loose” signs (only thumb and pinky). Maybe that’s what they were trying for, but all wrong. In fact, everyone’s doing a different sign. LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t know where they get this “defensive minded coach” BS. Cleveland fired him due to Cleveland’s defensive struggles with him and defense immediately improved with Brown. Lakers are atrocious on defense with Scott. I think it’s just propaganda because you could say it and for some casual observers might get away with it. If you try to say he’s an offensive coach (which he isn’t either) even the casual observer wouldn’t believe that. So if he’s not an offensive coach and he’s not a defensive coach what is he a big fat ZERO. He’s basically Kobe’s valet.

  • Rick Johnson

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    34 minutes ago · Third Street Promenade

    Someone to look up to #JLin #Linsanity #baller#LALakers #socal #undercovershopping #friendlyguy#somanyhashtags

    http://instagram.com/p/wxeq29BeLi/

  • KHuang

    Worry can be VERY PROTECTIVE.

  • Bearness

    Goodbye Lin to Mavs theory since they got Rondo.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lance Stephenson was signed for 3 years and Charlotte already trying to get rid of him.

  • knibb

    I find BS “offensive”.

  • KHuang

    Impossible.

    In America, NOBODY takes racism against Asians seriously.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Oh please KHuang, you’re a smart guy but invoke racism on Lin as a victim is ridiculous.

  • sws94

    Nick Young is black and he has a white girlfriend. It’s a different form of racism but he understands race based issues.

  • KHuang

    NO.

    You PRETENDING that Lin isn’t affected by racism is RIDICULOUS.

    Go ahead. Make excuses for why Price is starting. Racism is the only reason and EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.

  • JoeTeam

    ah well, I can’t live in the boxes even I put myself in, so I can’t worry about what others construct to trap me. Up and out, turn and burn, you know what to do …

  • KHuang

    Black and white racial issues have nothing to do with Asian racism.

  • sws94

    Stupidity and fear is often the root, it’s for different people who experience it to learn how it affects another group.

  • KHuang

    What should Lin do?

    He should continue taking the high road and not fret when his NBA career is prematurely ended by social nonbasketball forces he cannot control.

    When a pro entertainer is besieged by racism, there comes a point when the pro sees the obituary of his career being written and realizes that the better he performs, the sooner it ends.

  • KHuang

    Ain’t no one but Lin fans interested in learning what Lin’s experience with racism feels like.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed.

  • JoeTeam

    Your experience maybe true. But in the case of sports, the numbers are so huge it’s not funny. Somebody will follow the money that Lin’s popularity brings and he will have a few more chances before he has to give it up. Only thing will be if he can tune out the competing voices in his head, like booz said in today’s interview linked below. If Lin can, he will live another day and go at least one more up cycle into the sponsorships dollars.

    People fail to realize, for now, Lin is sitting pretty.

  • grover chang

    That is true, but my point is Lin is thinking too much, it make him look hesitant on the court. Hesitancy is a killer in a fast pace sport. If you worry enough to find yourself protected you usually find yourself doing nothing.

    “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you a person who has never achieved much.”

    That’s why I like to see Lin make a few turnovers. That means he is trying to figure out how to beat his opponent.

  • Alaingrvis

    still unlikely lance is not getting max type money

  • KHuang

    Normally I like Young’s quotes.

    But his quote about how Lin shouldn’t worry about coming out of games? TOTALLY WRONG.

    Lin’s being benched for playing well, and Scott is trying to DNP-CD Him.

    Similarly, Scott’s quote that he “has no agenda” is another big fat lie. The agenda is to EJECT THE ASIAN GUY, even if it costs the Lakers games.

  • jolno

    Just finished watching the revenge of the BIG-O (Omer Asik) against the deceitful Rockets. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Jrue Holiday doing whatever he wanted down the stretch against the defensive stopper that shalt not be named. Jrue also drove right by the cornerstone that barely moved on defense and then finished strong with a one-handed jam! It’s nice seeing Asik finally getting a win against Howard after what happened last season.

  • KHuang

    In America, racism trumps money.

    In the entertainment industry, everybody knows that Asian entertainers are hugely popular when given the barest whiff of a chance. That doesn’t sit well with racist media heads, and they don’t care how many dollars they lose in the process. That’s exactly what’s happened to Lin in the NBA.

  • Grace

    Thunder and Warriors cannot stop each other… it’s entertaining

  • Alaingrvis

    i kinda wanna watch the mavs now lol. just to see how it goes

  • JoeTeam

    maybe I don’t know how to agree. I’ve had some of those experiences, and yet I did not have to live in the class I was born to. That is something positive I want to share with you.

    I was taken to lunch by an Oxford grad in London once. I asked him why he wanted to invite me to lunch. He said he just wanted to marvel and soak in my American spirit. Over very bad English food in an expensive restaurant off the Strand, he explained to me that if he wanted to ascend classes, all of his friends and family would look down upon him. He just loved that we could work hard and change our lives.

    KHuang, I do live in a world with racism holding me and my family back, AND I also live in a world where I can ascend on any number of elevators if I want to go with the flow. I’ve found after I got to a certain skill and experience level, it’s the elevators I want to take in this free society. I am in my own box, honestly. My bad, and that’s why I love JLin’s journey. It’s his bad, and I don’t need to harp on it. He will figure it out, and so must I.

    Have a great week, bro …

  • Pete Roces

    Watch GS’s game and any decent LA fans will be ashamed of how BS and KB have turned this franchise into garbage. If GS is rated as A, LA is definitely Z

  • Brent Yen

    Why…they can simply just pin everything on Lin…LOL

  • JoeTeam

    now, now … be +

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Pete Roces

    You’re right, Lin is the official scapegoat of LA.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I still don’t get why teams are so high on Rajon Rondo. It’s akin to substance addicts inhaling bitter melon…

    oh well…

  • Brent Yen

    He has one ring…Just like Kobe has five… oh well

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well he won the ring with KG and Pierce. Without the other two he’s useless like a worn-out slipper with lots of holes… oh well…

  • JoeTeam

    yes, I use worn-out slippers that don’t have holes lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    timmysaurus: Someone to look up to #JLin #Linsanity #baller #LALakers #socal #undercovershopping #friendlyguy #somanyhashtags
    https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10540809_675028439282512_6208357630654368329_n.jpg?oh=505c01be9642f773c903ff602c86ac9b&oe=550425C4

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KD is probably out for Lakers game??
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/545806364317327360

  • JoeTeam

    on 2nd thought, Kobe = worn out slipper with holes in it. Paul Pierce = worn IN slipper without holes !

  • IsabeliJane*17

    +1 on this comment lol People make it sound like Rondo is the second coming of Steve Nash.

  • OKC probably would rest KD just to be safe on the 2nd night of B2B game tomorrow.

    Yeah, we got to see Price’s spearheaded defense trying to stop Westbrook :]
    This ought to be good!

  • Briiick

    To raise their TV ratings perhaps, but we know someone with 5 rings sinks his team’s ratings to the historical low, and is likely going to get them lower.

  • Rondo hasn’t been the same as pre-injury and his defense has been suspect but I guess teams like big names with a ring, even if they can’t shoot!

  • JoeTeam

    you’d get 2 if I could. Good job Mod-ing btw. They’re talking about you on the other site. In a bad good way if you know what I mean – you banned some and of course the deserving ones aren’t happy. I like webA though.

  • yeah, too bad .. but things are always flux in the NBA.
    we never know how things look like in 2015

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Huh? I thought webattorney is just gone. I don’t care anyway.They’re just useless noise. Anyway, for what it’s worth I’m still a moderator, and their comments are just useless noise.

  • JoeTeam

    Like I said before, I can’t wait for the BBQ tomorrow. Roast! Sry though not Price’s fault. Not his fault …

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah, if Rondo and Monta or some other Mav goes for each other’s throats, that is definitely going to give good rating.

  • Acbc

    Scott is very very defensive. Listen to his post game interviews and witness someone who has built a coaching career based on being defensive of his failures.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, someone here banned him and they were musing about the mods here. WebA was not bitter nor too negative. You can imagine the anger in some. Another is back and bragged about how easy it is to get back. You done good, sis.

  • JoeTeam

    Parsons wold cheer, but we wouldn’t be sure who’s side he was on. Yeah, I’m wondering about Monta + Rondo chemistry.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I always thought Rondo is a big name because of his attitude, not because of his “skills” lol.

  • This is kinda laughable. There is no mention how the 1st unit has been outscored in humiliating fashion and the bench had to bail them out.

    Injecting 2 offensive players to the bench since BScott can’t handle the sinking Titanic with Kobe in the 1st unit is one agenda for sure.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well I don’t get why that person complains about the rules, but STILL wants to go here. Probably the same reason why he was banned also in the other site. I believe that if you are banned in one site, there’s probably an issue with the site owner. If you are banned in two sites, it means the issue is already with your attitude lol

  • no matter what the reason is (Kobe+racism), I also agree Young’s advice is good.
    Lin just needs to smile like Young, relax and play like he could without worrying about BScott’s agenda.
    Score+facilitate.. and see if BScott will bench him more in crunch time

  • that too :]
    still pretty crazy how he had no respect for Ray Allen.
    He might do the same thing to Dirk now! haha

  • yeah, BScott’s trying to promote his “Price spearheading defense” which didn’t happen.
    Price tried his best but his coach made up lies about him.
    Casualties of hidden agenda, I guess …

  • JoeTeam

    multiple bans on that site too. and one is never sure how many people there are the same person under different guises.

  • :> I saw some of the comments.

    We mods talk about how the blacklist is like our ‘hockey penalty box’.
    If one keeps breaking the rules in the heat of the moment (games or belligerent), then they can chill for a while in the penalty box.

    If they come back better to observe the rules, we have no problems :]
    But if not, they might be back in the blacklist permanently.

    so far there are only 3 (1 real Lin hater) in the permanent list

  • JoeTeam

    Good work. I go into the wild for some adventure some days. Life is like that … you like your friends, but it’s good to go see the world.

  • sws94

    And Allen

  • yeah, I’d like to visit but I haven’t found much time lately :>
    one of these days I’ll say hi to some familiar names

  • I think it’s like Kobe said about the dark force .. but the opposite!
    People still has a lot of good positive force to post here be positive Lin fans :p

    Great job moderating BTW
    We’re just enforcing the rules that even Jeremy would be happy to post here someday, haha.. :]
    “@ij7:disqus, great job moderating. Perhaps you care to moderate my meetings with BScott?” LOL

  • sws94

    Looking at OKC vs. Thunder and Curry scores against anyone. He’s just a big scorer. I’m not that impressed with Westbrook for some reason. He’s athletic and aggressive but I don’t think his assists are that impressive or that he has great court vision. Curry has better assists and still he scores like crazy.

  • it’s okay to disagree.
    I respect yours too :]

    I mean, we are not in the loop and make our guesstimate based on limited information out there so all the positive or negative outcome may still happen.

  • okay.. :] good observation BTW
    A little TMI but good nonetheless haha..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    @psalm234 Don’t ask me to do that. He wouldn’t like everything I’ll say to him! lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Ten Ten (finger coach) is there.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    There really isn’t any expectation for him to be chummy with Allen but at least respect your own team mate. He owes Allen his ring.

  • Westbrook has always been a SG forced to play PG, always shoot 1st/2nd/3rd, pass last
    KD sometimes just gives up getting the ball from RB even when he should

    Curry is getting much better in looking to facilitate.
    Lin should spend off-season training with Curry his good friend. It will be really good for him

  • sws94

    Curry and Westbrook aren’t afraid to take shots down the stretch. And they both turn it over quite a bit. Lin has to not care, take shots, turn over, just have attitude. They both have confidence and attitude, Lin gets the ball to Kobe. Forget that, give it to him sometimes but take shots and charge, these guys are and they are turning it over but making shots too.

  • And Ray Allen was kind of the elder along with Pierce and KG, too.
    But Rondo has always been in the moody altered state and disliked him for some reason.

    Yeah, w/o Allen he has no ring. And add LeBron too for his 3rd ring 😀

  • JoeTeam

    the team and system are designed with them in mind, and their FG% and TOV% is accepted. Lin has been getting random standards to meet LAL agenda. Different than HOU, secret agenda all the same.

  • sws94

    Curry is so confident now. He definitely looks to score but facilitates quite a bit too. It would help Lin to work out with Curry, Lin has to work out his dribbling efficiency. Both Westbrook and Curry look much more decisive and while Curry’s handles are better, they aren’t perfect. WB has good handles but gets sloppy or reckless sometimes.

  • sws94

    I know, but still, Lin has to do like he did in the Boston game. Take it into his own hands to make big buckets at end of halves and games and if he’s not in the game then, when he is.

  • sws94

    Golden State executes their offense so well at the end of this game. Makes the Lakers look like amateurs. And it is simple stuff, not too crazy, just a few passes and a good look.

  • JoeTeam

    You can have good single games that way, but then you get benched for freelancing.

    Did you see Barnes just iced the game? Nice game.

  • sws94

    114-109 GS. Good game.

  • JoeTeam

    Classy, KT just dribbled it out when he could have slammed it for a pad. Wonder who would have dunked that … ha ha guess.

  • spiderman

    his crossed arms stance is old

  • sws94

    Yup. I just want to see JLin more decisive and confident like we know he can be.

  • JoeTeam

    I noticed GSW are giving up open looks for better looks a la SAS this year. Under Mark Jackson, I didn’t see that.

  • sws94

    Hate to admit it because he was never high on Lin as an announcer, but Kerr looks impressive as a coach. He has more to work with but he looks a lot more impressive than Fisher does. I don’t know what Kerr would have done with the Knicks but he’s done a better job than Jackson with GS.

  • JoeTeam

    I think he inherited a great team. HT matured just in time, and Speights have been great off the bench.

  • I too want him to take the same approach in the 2nd unit.

    BScott agenda is clear to assign his PG be defensive-minded and not be ball-dominant.
    He doesn’t want to leverage Lin’s strength in LAL offense.

    Lin has to find his groove once again on when he can score after facilitating for Swaggy, Boozer and even Sacre. Let’s hope Lin find his role quickly. It’s a little worse than HOU actually since there’s Swaggy and Boozer to feed

  • sws94

    Speights sure has been. I think Kerr added good wrinkles, more creativity in the offense, better defensive energy. It helps the core team members have been together for awhile and has chemistry.

  • floyd green

    Jeremy is the only Lakers player who gets benched even when he plays well. It’s absurd that this same thing is happening to him in LA.

  • Brent Yen

    Mark Jackson over coached the Warriors..

  • lol “Jeremyyy … reign in the dots, please! sooo distracting” haha

  • Brent Yen

    The key is to get himself open without the ball. Has to make sure it looks like teammates are freezing him out

  • spiderman

    a BIG mistake by Mavs to give up so much for him. Don’t know what they see in the guy. They will reap what they sow

  • sws94

    I like the games where he fed Swaggy the ball, I remember a nice outlet pass and Swaggy hit the 3. The last game it looked like Swaggy was trying to bring the team back all by himself and went Kobe-lite which isn’t good for the unit. Lin, himself couldn’t find his shot, but I think their teamwork wasn’t good the last game. I hope they play more like they did against the Spurs than the last game, it may all depend on how far the first unit gets them behind. I have no trust in the first unit.

  • Brent Yen

    RWB….just needs so point guard instincts…

  • sws94

    Curry moves constantly off-ball and looks for the ball. Lin has gotten used to camping out behind the arc and kind of ball watching. He needs to look to get the ball back more or at least move around and then call out loud for the ball. I see him trying to get offensive rebounds, but on long 2s that’s hard.

  • sws94

    Bench him, find a 3rd string journeyman to show him how it is done. Don’t tell him anything, a coach need not communicate with his players.

  • Brent Yen

    I agree…at this point…however, at this point, getting more poeessions is out of the window for him already. So at least he can act and try to do little things for audition purposes…

  • Brent Yen

    The 1st possession out of the time out was Reggie Jackson handling the ball which tells a lot…

  • real-dsb

    Really? I thought Mark Jackson didn’t do much actually coaching, just more of a motivator and locker room leader.

  • Brent Yen

    Depends on how u define overly coaching.

  • floyd green

    You guys are doing a good job in positively bringing Lin fans together. I like the more relaxed atmosphere here. One can still critique Lin without being disrespectful. The other site is often like a war zone now for a genuine Lin fan.

  • Brent Yen

    Lol…we just try to have something different…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Maybe Rondo wants to have his own version of “Kobe vs Shaq” moments? lol

  • real-dsb

    Oh, GS 114 – OKC 109. I thought GS lost.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I do the Jeremy Lin way… ignore the noise, no matter how delicious it might be to retaliate lol.

    I like that we have a penalty box here. We’re not heartless lol. As what you said, it’s like training kids.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    He rans an offense alright, the “dump the ball to Kevin Durant” offense lol

  • Brent Yen

    One the pickier side…I do not think Kerr liked that Barnes ISO post….

  • jolno

    I think a good analogy is brought up by Tyson Chandler about Knicks’ offense being pre-planned before the game even started. The same can be said about Lakers’ offense, especially late in the game. Everyone and their grandmother knows Kobe is going to chuck it up. We just don’t know whether it’s going to be a brick or an air-ball.

  • floyd green

    I can really feel the difference. One gets a more positive experience from interacting with other Lin fans here, much more like the early days of the other site. Now, that site is populated more by whiny Lin fans and haters. Keep up the good work in moderating the site.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I have no dislike for Price though. He hasn’t pulled a Patrick Beverley yet. All the hate spewed on Price are collateral damage with Scott’s inability to coach.

  • floyd green

    I hope Brooks is not thinking like this:

    The Thunder will be playing against Kobe Bryant’s Lakers coached by Byron Scott. And Jeremy Lin is no longer a starter. And even if Jeremy plays well, the Thunder has an ally in Byron Scott who will be benching or limiting Jeremy’s minutes. Add Kobe Bryant who is expected to do a very good job for us of containing Jeremy Lin. There is no threat of Thunder losing the game. No need for KD to play.

  • Acbc

    One of the reasons Roger Federer is so well loved by fans, winning fan favorite awards for over 10 years is that he plays a beautiful game and he never channels the dark side. He is also well loved by his own peers while beating their brains out for many years. How is that possible?

    KOBE says that “sometimes you have to channel the dark side”. From what I’ve seen and read of him from at least 3 of Phils books, he has always been channelling the dark side. He has always tried to use others to step on to elevate his own game. If that fails he trash talks them down to bring their game down.

    Not many of you may know who Ed Parker is. He was one of the most influential martial artists of the 60s in America and first to merge traditional Karate to his own American sensibilities. He also help Bruce Lee to gain prominence by inviting him to a marshal arts competition. IMO, he may have shown Bruce how he could make sense of his traditional Chinese Kung fu style to American boxing, thereby creating a self portrait of who he was in his art form.

    One of my favorite Ed Parker teachings is in a great book called “zen in the Martial Arts” by Joe Hyams. In a 2 page chapter on page 35 called “how to lengthen your line.” A student who was channeling the dark side was asked by Parker to meet him in his office. There he drew a 2 lines, one longer one representing the students advesery and shorter line representing himself. Parker asked the student “how can you make his line shorter?”. The student through and thought and could come up with an answer. Expecting some tricky solution from his sensei, the student was struck by the simplicity of his lesson. “To make your opponent’s line shorter, you must lengthen yours”. Improve your own skills instead by respecting your opponent’s challenge.

    In our culture of winners and losers gets the glory and ALL the rewards, athletes and every other human competitive activities rarely see this method of “shortening” an opponent’s line. Instead they are already thinking of clever ways to cut an opponent’s line down. This how KOBE thinks.

    Roger Federer is the rare athlete that understands the true value and beauty of sports. He doesn’t see his opponents as someone he hates, he sees them as brothers, like a fraternity. His own talents are only reveal by elevating his opponent’s play. HE LENGTHENS HIS OWN LINE. He accepts that without his opponents playing their best, the battle will not be glorious.

  • JoeTeam

    yep. I hope Price and Lin get a long. Sort of like TD, Aaron Brooks. PBev took advantage of Lin’s kindness, it feels. Dunno …

  • JoeTeam

    you mean micro-managed coached them ha ha?

  • JoeTeam

    I hate to admit given Kerr’s history here that he might just have done a good to great job so far.

  • JoeTeam

    It’s possible he was yelled at to stay there …

  • JoeTeam

    I thought the LA system was requiring Lin to stand there … are you saying he can move around? I dunno this triangle stuff …

  • Rick Johnson
  • KL

    I play enough basketball to know that it’s not all up to one person to change the culture of a team or turn a losing team around. So I am not blaming Lin for this tough season and his shooting slump.

    I do wonder if Lin can improve his consistency. Apart from “valid” reasons, e.g. Lin not wanting to take bad shots or “external” reasons like Scott not helping Lin when his shooting is cold, what more can he do?

    I am not sure but I think we are due for something good soon. In his 1st season with Houston, Lin started with a terrible shooting slump. It took an injury to Harden and the 38 point explosion against the Spurs to remind us who Jeremy is as a player.

  • guest

    Important observation:

    Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:15 pm Post subject:Obviously we shouldn’t turn it into a PG centered offense but the offense does need to cater to the strengths of its personnel, or else you’re just wasting resources.

    Out of the 20 half court plays from the Pacer game that I covered in the X’s and O’s thread, 16 of the plays called for the point guard to pass the ball to the wing and then stand there. Three of other four plays positioned a Laker player directly in the driving path of the point guard.

    You can’t expect any point guard to play up to his capabilities in these circumstances, and that includes Price.

    credit http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=170272&start=4875 fiendishoc Joined: 23 Jun 2005

  • BobbyH

    Actually I can’t agree more with both of you, KHuang and JoeTeam. You all have your valid points.

    Yet, I believe that Asian racism exists in a more subtle form than black racism. And Asian racism is more complex than pure race discrimination.

    20/30 years ago, Asian racism probably comes from the perception of inheritage of Chin railroad worker, fast chinese food shop, korean cleaning store, and then, the fight against Japanese in WWII.

    Now a days, Asian racism comes from the mind set that Asian in general posts a threat. Why? Because Asian on average is smarter, work hard, willing to accept criticism, value team work. The rise of Japan in 80s, then the rise of China lately. The intramural and extramural threats form a conception, consciously and unconsciously in most of people in US, IMO, that Asian is gaining grounds and we need to be preventive and careful.

    There two old/new Asian racism mingles together and we can see Asian racism exist in almost of every corner/every industry in US. I am not saying most of while/black all thinks this way. Some I can see being more tolerant. Some just being ignorance and preposterous. Some just plain race based. Few and only few understands and even appreciates what Asian has to offer.

    It is the reality we live in and we just try our best to thrive within. It is what it is. It is my choice to come to US. It is my challenge I have to accept and face and battle. Life is not fair. It is not easy. But we can all fight and find our best route. I believe that’s one of the reasons we loop up to Lin because he fights too,

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’m reminded by Patrick Beverley of one of my beliefs, that people who hang on to any kind of power (promoted in the job, won the lottery, etc) but use it in a not-so-good way (power trip, squander their winnings,etc.) are those people who had a taste of power just recently. They don’t know how to handle that kind of power. Power equals responsibility. Kinda like how Patrick Beverley (who was virtually a nobody in the NBA. I think he is STILL a nobody in the NBA lol) was empowered by a lot of people from the Rockets (McHale, Morey, Harden etc) but used it in a not-so-good way (self promotion to the hill, arrogance that he says he’s not friends with former team mates, back riding someone else’s fame, “I’m so powerful and good, hear me roar!” attitude and mindset, etc).

  • rookie75094

    This brought a smile on my face. …i was listening to nba radio yesterday when frank isola and stacy king were interviewing some comedian name rod… isola was ripping the Knicks and his ask rod what the Knicks should do to turn things around..when rod says get Linsanity back…both known Jlin haters were speechless and can only manage weak laughs….. that was awsome.

  • Jeremiah

    Shortly after the Lakers got off to its 0-5 start, webA posted the following:

    -JLin has the worst handles of any PG in the NBA, starter or backup
    -JLin can’t shoot
    -JLin needs to stop acting like a little girl
    -JLin seems like a nice guy but I don’t like his personality (multiple times)
    -Jlin claims he only plays for God so he shouldn’t have any problems with consistency

    webA has been making comments of this sort for the entire 3 years he’s been posting on Lin fan sites.

    Anyone who doesn’t think so:
    a) has not read his posts
    b) has poor reading comprehension
    c) is a poor judge of character
    d) all of the above

  • I guess this was an old picture earlier in the offseason.
    But good to see Lin enjoyed time with his mom and brothers

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/545761553698402305

  • guest

    This is not specifically JLin but it is related…. so there is this ongoing hate spewed at Swaggy P’s rapper girlfriend ( Iggy Azaela). b/c she is white female rapper. two things against her white and female….

    I think if you want to understand much of the hate directed at JLin this particular rant directed towards Iggy explains a lot of it

    ” “I feel like in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kinda like a ‘f– you,” she said. “That Iggy Azalea s- -t isn’t better than any f– king black girl that’s rapping today…The Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artistic excellence. Iggy Azalea is not excellent.”

    I think you could exchange JLin’s name for Iggy and pretty much you get a copy paste of the oft seen hatred directed at him.

    I just found this slightly disturbing and relevant and thought I would share. Iggy’s response was pretty good. more at link below:

    http://www.eonline.com/news/608047/iggy-azalea-and-azealia-banks-racially-fueled-twitter-war-gets-nasty-all-the-details

  • Brent Yen

    Of course he can….

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sounds like Jeremy can’t do anything right lol

  • Grace

    have you seen this?
    Mamba Out (Of Control) http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=12049199&ex_cid=espnapi_public

  • Jeremiah

    Sometimes I think Lin has to avoid old, bald, black men: Keith Smart, Woodson, Sampson, BS, Kobe, Fisher(?). But there’s also McHale and Kerr, two white men with a full head of hair, so then I don’t know what to think.

    (Not meant to be taken seriously.)

  • Brent Yen

    It is. Not really moving around…….just need some acting job done more……obviously…

  • Jeremiah

    Luckily there are some mods who do get it right 😉

  • Arsenium12 .
  • SamC89

    Lin’s haters are just as diverse as his fans.

    I’ve met black Lin fans and Asian Lin haters!

    While I agree there is an issue of perception and racism towards Lin because he’s Asian, I don’t feel it comes from a specific group of people.

  • Grace
  • 7iger

    33% FT, LOL most street ballers can beat that.

  • joyce ward

    Hey wandering, did anyone ask why lin , Davis, and Hill not included in the Lakers holiday vid.Could the reason be that they weren’t. available for holiday vid. Just asking

  • CJSHYY

    On the trade list so not sure they will be here for X’mas?! But don’t know why w Rondo trade No Lin’s name came out only Nash & Hill? BTW, what do you think about Mitch talked to Lin after practice yesterday?

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe just selected by recent performance?

  • CJSHYY

    Randle & Kelly both were not even play any game at all… more for the players will stay…

  • Brent Yen

    I see..I don know. Have not seen that video

  • Arsenium12 .

    These guys (“Plastic Enemies”) do interesting work. Here’s an Alan Iverson figure from their Facebook site. They also do super heroes, and other types of action figures.
    __________

  • CJSHYY

    No need to watch.. But I just don’t get why Lin was not on the trade talk w Rondo? What do you think about Mitch talked to Lin after practice yesterday?

  • JW

    pretty good job. Can’t find these on their site though. I would think there’s legality in selling these things.

    http://plasticenemies.com/

    Website kinda slow for me.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he just tried to cheer him up. He know it was hard for Lin.

  • joyce ward

    I still think it was about who was available.

  • TTNN

    I think you worry too much, they are not going to trade Ed Davis for sure. He is not there.

    I’d say they might not trying hard to get Lin in it, but I don’t think they tried to not get Lin in it.

  • CJSHYY

    Why? If they really want to put Lin in they will… But still don’t get why Lin was not on Rondo trade list? If they really want to trade him that’s the good chance…?!

  • grover chang

    wow thats really good

  • CJSHYY

    I think something like that too… it’s not a long talk just briefly… plus the trainer just near by…

  • joyce ward

    The Lakers are sending out mixed messages. They want to keep lin, but afraid of kobe. Unlike popular opinion, i am not worried about lin.i still believe he will have the last laugh

  • joyce ward

    They want lin for backup or interim pg if they can’t get anyone in FA.just my opinion

  • CJSHYY

    I feel the same way w you on “They want to keep lin, but afraid of kobe. ” But Lin maybe didn’t want to stay in Lakers after all… ?! Kobe is not going to retired in 2016… Mitch changed the tone again like open…?! smh!

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe… But w the the way the treated Lin I doubt he will stay in Lakers. If he is going to be bench why not go to another team will have the chance to win the ring?!

  • Brent Yen

    I agree…

  • Brent Yen

    FO has only so much they can control. THis is the beauty of the free agency

  • joyce ward

    I think Mitch is trying to buy some time for himself/Buss. Jeannie has given them 3 years to become a contender and time is running out for them. They know no FA will sign while kobe is there and if kobe signs fir two more years, it buys mitch/buss more time before jeanie pulls the plug on him.

  • CJSHYY

    When Jim & Jeanie did the interview w ESPN reporter.. from the way they talked about Kobe.. they seemed to be more for Kobe to retired in 2016 but Kobe just keep speaking out like he is good .. and want to see who they get in 2016 so he maybe will stay…?!@# smh! The message it’s Kobe didn’t want to retired in 2016 & Buss family didn’t have the guts to say no to him even the record & TV rating are bad.

  • Linja

    They are the Tradeables ??

  • Briiick

    My thought too.

  • cali7

    OKC is going to want to win this for sure considering last night’s game and this is the lakers, after all. .. as much as i think price seems like a good guy, Westbrook v. Price, I can only grimace at the thought.

  • JoeTeam

    I see, just a few feints. Kevin Ding said today JLin has to get used to this system as well, but really, with the personalities, they really aren’t committed to winning as a team under any system so there will be lots of engine knocking so why doesn’t Lin also learn acting I agree.

    Brent style response: It is LA after all … that is ok lol.

  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great stat. This is the reason why Lin has said he has lots more to offer but unable to bring it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5SwGJIWqAY

  • JoeTeam

    wow for a young lady that is a great revelation. I call that reflected power. You see it in some Exec Assistants and many many HR leaders. In Human Resources, they often work with the CEO so those careers do attract people who love reflected power. And yes, they do not have the skill to responsibly steward that power, so they create havoc in an organization in spite of their key roles.

    It’s so hard to find good people in those reflected power roles to be aware of that and not bite the apple. If you find one, you’re gold to rely on those position. Young IJ7 … wisdom from watching sports feeds in her job. Pretty good!

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    BobbyH … Internet Hugs. Your journey to ascend in America is not going to be easy, and yet it could be very rewarding for you and family.

    Turn on the wisdom and dial down the reactive emotions within so you can be a leader for yourself. Yes, to anyone, they will box you in because in the end, as animals or mankind, we have to win resources against competition and bias/racism is just one way to do prevent-D on others going to the hoop. Remember the British well-educated kid who marvels at your chance to ascend … He is stuck by his own community to live and die in the same class, same strata. Happy weekend!

  • JW

    It’s a crazy stat and BS is making it out to be Lin and Boozer’s fault by sending them to 2nd unit.

    Just come out and say this is Kobe’s year to get his stats and we are tanking already.

  • JoeTeam

    wow, that’s so selfish if true … team destructive, not constructive. You might be right.

  • JoeTeam

    fixed: present output

  • jolno

    No more Corey Brewer scoring 51 points against the defensive juggernaut 🙁
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/546025897019846656

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The magician always shows you the other hand to take your attention away.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…the problem here is not really about system. It is about if the team wants it or not.

    It is LA after all … that is ok lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks for a well written thought piece. !! acbc corner!

  • Brent Yen

    There will be always someone like him to get that 51p LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Why Min wants to make this deal… Rox got the good one.. smh!

  • Jeremiah

    More like the real murderer tries to frame the innocent.

  • JW

    with that kind of stat, and you get nothing but praise from BS. He simply doesn’t address it at all. I guess even the LAL media are careful not to touch that as well.

  • Brent Yen

    Rocket is going all defensive + 2 offensive options route.

  • Jeremiah

    Yeah you can understand Kobe/BS’s motivations, but I blame the media for not holding their feet to the fire. Especially because Lin is being used as a sacrificial lamb. I wonder if they will still try to blame Lin despite minimal PT. It does seem that a long series of humiliating losses may make the media look more closely for the truth. Still will be hard for Lin to suffer through this in the meantime.

  • deesee5

    Who did they trade?

  • JoeTeam

    2 and out, but good chance for 1 and out again.

  • Rick Johnson

    Troy Daniels

  • Rick Johnson

    But taking Lin and Boozer our makes it more obvious Kobe is shooting them out of games. Starters get blown out in the first quarter.

  • CJSHYY

    What? Why Min agreed this deal?! smh!

  • 7iger

    Because Minnesota is where the championship dream don’t exist.

  • Brent Yen

    Find it funny that The DL affiliate of Lakers is called Defenders….

  • Rick Johnson

    Think they got picks too.

  • sws94
  • Brent Yen

    haha I think there is a YT version of this. Thanks

  • Brent Yen

    Does not have to watch LAL ugly ball a few days really can do some wonders. Watched OKC-GSW last night just restored mine faith in the game of bball LOL

  • Rick Johnson
  • Brent Yen

    They are so determined to lose…LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. That’s what they want… Rox just got even better now bc Mc didn’t play Troy Daniels that much.

  • Rick Johnson

    Brewer will give the bench some offensive punch they lost giving Lin away.

  • Jeremiah

    So contenders like the Rox and Mavs are making moves to try and improve their chances of winning a championship this season. But why would the Lakers want to acquire Rondo? He’s an expiring contract. The Lakers are going nowhere so long as Kobe is on the roster which is this season and next. Plus the Lakers would have to give up a pick to get Rondo. Either their attempt to get Rondo was fake or nothing the Lakers are doing makes any sense.

  • joyce ward

    Kobe is not trying to recruit anybody to come and upstage him

  • jolno

    Nah, Hill just learned from master Kobe that you don’t need to attend shoot-around before being inserted into the starting lineup lol (disclaimer: it might not work for some minority).

  • Dorothy

    FO has itself to blame for the low tv viewing rate. They not only let Kobe show his boring ISO all-day long but also allow BS cut down Lin PT hence Lin fans are less interested in watching the games. I have no sympathy for FO.

  • PPP

    Hill will he traded, auditioning time. Is this jan 15 yet?

  • Jeremiah

    Well Rondo is not a scorer so maybe Kobe isn’t worried about being upstaged by him. And Kobe did meet Rondo for breakfast. But from the Lakers management POV, acquiring Rondo makes no sense.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If Pau Gasol who played and won championships with Kobe took less money to play elsewhere, I don’t think there’s another star in his prime wanted to play with Kobe (by action not words).

  • Jeremiah

    That’s for sure. But the Lakers will keep trying to get stars. It’s just that they need to focus on quality bigs to put next to Kobe, not a max salary PG. But even that is pointless because the best bigs in the world can’t compensate for Kobe shooting 38%.

  • 311

    Plastic Enemies has some really cool stuff, but as far as I know, only Enterbay makes these high quality sports figures. All those figures in the pic posted by Grace look exactly like Enterbay figures, even the lockers. The Jeremy Lin one just came out earlier this year I think, except he was in a Rockets uniform. I’m guessing they’re going to be issuing new ones in Lakers uniform.

    On their website you can see their December news, advertising an Allen Iverson figure. I wouldn’t be surprised if these pics (although from Plastic Enemies Facebook and with their watermark) are from a Toy Show somewhere and they’re photographing other companies’ figures.

    http://www.enterbay.com

  • JW
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe is Al Pacino trying to play Michael Coleone in the remake of The God Father.

  • 311

    I don’t think it’s Plastic Enemies, it’s probably Enterbay. They have a line of NBA figures. See my response above to Arsenium12.

  • JoeTeam

    would have been fun to see if GSW had a chance with KD in 2nd half, but I’m glad for the win for any possible home game advantage if they meet in playoffs. I really don’t like RW and KD ball … to me it seems fragile because rest of team is trained to serve. Live by 2, die by injuries to the 2.

  • Rick Johnson

    So offense is going to completely run through Westbrook. Look at great defensive player Price to be thoroughly schooled tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, you’re right. Lighter fluid to the BBQ! sry not against Price just BSc’s brainpower choices.

  • 311

    Just during practice, lol.

  • CJSHYY

    From what Lakers offer to Celtices did look just tried it not really serious about to get him. To me more just to show Kobe …..We tried but failed…I think if w Lin Boston maybe will take it bc when Celtices GM told Scott maybe we should have breakfast together… that’s not just joking… He sure wants someone from Lakers…Young player w expired contract & pick… sounds just like Lin.

  • Jeremiah

    In the movies anything is possible with a lot of makeup. In basketball, not so much.

  • Jeremiah

    That could explain things. And if Boston took Nash + pick, it would be too obvious they were tanking. Lakers made an offer they knew Boston would refuse.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lakers or Knicks didn’t show really go after Rondo now unlike Rox & Mav… If Lakers really wanted to get Rondo they would put up a better package not just Nash or Hill w picks.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Francisco Garcia seemed like a nice guy and a good friend to Jeremy.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/546083071519641600

  • HY C

    don’t watch their games any more, but is he bad this season or injured?

  • CJSHYY

    What? Morey w three teams deal got good deal from Min & 76 — Brewer & Shved (76) is a pretty good player & Great shooter. smh!

  • Arsenium12 .

    This picture was taken during the game in Taiwan between the Rockets and the Pacers, Oct. 13, 2013.
    __________

  • CJSHYY

    Only saw min of their game sometimes.. Garcia did play but not a lot… maybe bc he is too old.

  • JW

    Oh OK. I figure that cuz the name is on the picture.

  • Chipdip

    We know Jeremy is not a problem for the Lakers but their superstar is.

  • Chipdip

    Hoping Jeremy an injury free game tonight and opportunities allow him to shine again.

    No matter what, we are here to support you, cheering you on!

    Go Lin Go!

  • Rick Johnson

    Isn’t that the second time they’ve released him or the third? He’s become kind of a placeholder for them.

  • Linja

    If that is the case, would we a lot of Lin tonight? auditioning ?

  • JoeTeam

    good hope – Kahwi Leonard has a torn hand ligament.

  • JoeTeam

    I hope viewership today impacts 2016 adv rev negotiations so they will step it up to make changes to make those games more competitive and rewarding to fans.

  • BobbyH

    Happy Holidays!. Wish Lin reached the bottom and begin ascending.

  • livyrlife

    If Jeremy for some reason still plays with a ball dominant teammate even after the 2015 FA, and the team somehow decides that he’s a token player recruited just for marketing purposes, no set plays run, pnr for him, always in the no man’s land, with Jeremy’s weakness in one on one, will Jeremy gradually fade away before his next contract end?

  • livyrlife

    It’s high time for the Lakers to change their business model but who in the Buss family has the foresight and vision? Maybe the NBA likes the musical chair and most NBA owners are wealthy and powerful, smaller but emerging teams may be very happy to see that Kobe is the pitfall of the Lakers.

  • MoominFloren

    Just read the news that Kobe will not retire in 2016 if Lakers is able to big FA, and that’s from GM?!? Who said Kobe sure will retire not long ago! I think i really have underestimated the influence of Kobe in this team.

  • MoominFloren

    And defend better than starters

  • livyrlife

    Maybe it’s Kobe’s idea not to have Jeremy in it? I stopped watching the vid up to the part Kobe was featured.

  • CJSHYY

    Is that from MM article?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t believe Kobe wants to retire in 2016. He wants to play until he is 40 or even after that…?! smh!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great clip from one of my all time best actress/comedian: (BTW those of you who have not seen The Color Purple movie directed by Steven Spielberg rent it now, it’s a must watch movie of your life)

  • CaliUSMC

    Is that person in the middle a dude?

  • The short answer is YES.

    I think we have enough sample size of games that IF Jeremy plays without a ball-dominant SG, he can produce 30+/7+asts. He proved that as he did in the 38pts Spurs game and 34pts PHI game w/o Harden in Houston.

    By his 4th year in the NBA, I conclude that Jeremy needs the ball in his hands to develop his shooting rhythm, and if he doesn’t, he still has his playmaking skills to fall back to.

    Otherwise, the best case scenario is we will have a Steve Nash-like Lin in Lakers playing next to Kobe Bryant. A non-impact player.

    I’ll be really surprised if Lin chose to stay in LA next year to continue to be marginalized by Kobe and BScott.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not sure but it doesn’t matter.

  • MoominFloren

    Yes, mentioned in the espn interview 2 days ago

  • livyrlife

    I think there are many NBA fans who spend just enough time watching games played by their favorite teams think Jeremy’s a scrub.
    I met quite a number of them. They are no Jeremy haters but it’s just that Jeremy don’t pass their eye tests and his stats don’t tell alot about his capabilities. Lakers’ losing streak and Jeremy’s erratic stats and the recent slump from average stats also prolly has reinforce their perception.

  • Alaingrvis

    yea has to be

  • Alaingrvis

    that jaw line though lol

  • livyrlife

    That’s sad.
    Obviously Jeremy won’t choose to stay in LA but I think the NBA isn’t supportive of Jeremy and no team will let him plays to his strengths and Jeremy turns 27 next year…sigh

  • Alaingrvis

    btw they are both arguing the same point.what they are actually arguing is weather to call it racist or not.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not exactly, Ms. Goldberg tries to say not everyone is racist and America is a good country.

    White folks need to back off using black people to demonize the country.

  • Alaingrvis

    not really. they are argueing being ignorant vs racism.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    yes ignorant are now racism of white media standard.

  • MoominFloren

    same feeling here

  • Alaingrvis

    you have to be ignorant first to become racist. same road.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You connect ignorant with racist? That’s exactly what wrong with this generation.

  • Alaingrvis

    also the women in the middle if she was a women was the smartest one. implicit bias is the real issue. using stereotype for your beliefs. why cops shoot back the over masculine black men.why lin probably wasn’t drafted you now weak asian kid. implicit bias is the answer.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is a real racism:

    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy2GKyD2IoQ

  • Alaingrvis

    again its a road i said didn’t say its the something please don’t put words in my mouth. i will not argue this unnecessary battle. its implicit bias thats for sure

  • Rick Johnson

    You never see coach Miller discuss it. It’s always B Scott’s great defensive system and the players fault for not implementing it correctly, and Kobe is Superman and can do anything he wants because he’s Superman.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope you got my point, there are tons of ignorant out there I personally know many of them myself but they’re nowhere near racism.

  • Alaingrvis

    like in places in asia where the ignorant towards black mostly because of tv. but it isn’t racist because they have zero historical reasons to be racist. they just don’t know any black people so they associate those black people to what they see on tv. i get exactly what you mean. theres a big difference. people usually use racism for both . idc about it but i get the point

  • cali7

    Now he wants to beat nash

  • winner

    This might be a blowout loss for the lakers tonight. Hope JLin stays confident and get his shooting touch back. Go JLin! Play your best with whatever minutes that you’ll get.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, rock bottom is important to test once in awhile to know how to avoid it next time …

  • JoeTeam

    way to beat them is to focus on RW, and see if he can crank up the assists. Then bigs have to use footwork and speed on D

  • JoeTeam

    to get Kareem. I hope Kareem can hold onto the lead.

  • JoeTeam

    He and family, agents might be brave, take a pay cut to play his game. He’s proven he can compete at the highest level in the playoffs. He just has to create a chance now that he has some power. No max or high contract, just one he personally vets. See no fragile the GSW build was 3 years ago? Curry and Bogut both with weak ankles. Etc. Lin can do it, just needs to walk from Kobe and ALL hero ballers.

  • CJSHYY

    I think more about money.. IMO bc he wants to get the extend contract so he didn’t want anyone to outshine him on court or any star to come… so Lakers have no choice but sign him. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    KD is not playing… so maybe Lakers can win?! I really don’t care Lakers now just want Lin to get good stats.

  • Linja

    Remembered BS said KB has got other goal to make.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hi mates, game thread is ready:-)

  • Promo Sports World

    If jeremy is a bench player for now or for the rest of his career he needs to adopt the Mo Williams, Lou Williams or Jarret Jack approach. Play hard like a starter and dominant the 2nd pg. That’s what I want to see. Develop consistency. That will change this whole thing. I really believe believe this can happen

  • OKC Game thread is open.

    Go JLin!

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g26-okc-lal-game-thread

  • IsabeliJane*17

    @joeteam:disqus – Reflected power, I like that. I think it’s life experience and a good reminder too. I think Jeremy was way ahead of me in learning that 🙂

  • winner

    Me too!Just want Lin to have a fair shake in the PG role in this team. Not happy with the undeserved benching.

  • JoeTeam

    you mean tank?

  • JoeTeam

    yep, not a good idea to be the spearhead to a hidden agenda quest. Better to try with a team behind you and fail than to be a foil for the hidden forces.

  • I think about how NBA might want to market Lin and LA seems to be the most ideal destination. But who knew Kobe and BS would turn on him?

    It’s okay, Lin will survive this too. It has been the theme of his NBA journey so one day we’ll be left looking back and say how it was possible Lin got through the tough times. And it’s always been a divine Lintervention in my book :]