G30 LAL @ DAL Game Thread

How will Jeremy respond to a game after his 2nd unit didn’t play well last night?

Here’s hoping Jeremy will come back strong although this is a 2nd game of the Back-to-Back game

Go JLin! 


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  • Allen Wayne

    First again go Jeremy!

  • You’re definitely quick.
    Let’s go, JLin!

  • An interview with Craig Sager (TNT sideline reporter) who had a battle with leukemia

    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/548375951948521472

  • Kobe is still questionable to start. We’ll know soon.
    My guess is Kobe will sit this one out as it’s another expected loss against a tough DAL time (#1 scoring team in NBA) so it’ll make a good story of “We need Kobe back soon!”

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/548620698365607936

  • 9) Dallas’ offense has been the best in the NBA thus far, leading the league in scoring (109.6) and offensive efficiency (112.7), while placing second in field goal percentage (47.7). The Mavericks are also first in baskets (41.1), though they are fifth in shots (86.1).

  • rookie75094

    Rondo gonna mess up all of the mavs high ranks…hahaha

  • blubell
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  • MoominFloren

    Not gonna play. He will enjoy the scheduled lost from the sideline. I think he may come back in Denver game, but may back 1 game earlier if people & media chant enough “We want Kobe”.

  • blubell
  • Sophie Paris

    Game day !!! Still watching. I want some Linsanity and Swaggy P’s come back :p

  • blubell
  • jolno

    Kobe does not even need to play in the game to marginalize Lin. If people refer to McHale as the refrigerator for repeatedly icing Lin out, then what should we call BS?

  • blubell
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  • Alaingrvis

    i have to say i hate this lin promotion while he plays 19 mpg

  • Yascar

    I hate it too. Such is the life of Lin.

  • David Kim

    No. it should be 28-32 mins.

  • KHuang

    Let’s see if Dallas changes its defense against Lin

    Last game, Dallas flashed Lin with an initial hard double team that faded away. Lin recognized it correctly and attacked the rim as the double team faded. Dallas couldn’t stop Lin when he did that.

    I expect Dallas to load up on Lin defensively this time, give him no room to breathe on or off the ball.

  • KHuang

    The way Kobe is playing, he’s a 15 mpg player at best.

    If I didn’t know that the guy’s name was “Kobe Bryant”, I’d be like “Send the clueless selfish scrub to the D LEAGUE!!!”

  • KHuang

    Just call him “BS”.

  • winner

    Go JLin! Get your shooting touch back. I don’t care win or lose, just do great.

  • HY C

    KB should have Lin’s mins, and Lin has KB’s.
    – and more Lin/Ed combo
    – and Lin -> Ellington 3pts
    – Lin -> Young 3pts
    – Lin -> Booz pass

  • Sophie Paris

    Nice pic

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go! Whether you score a lot or not, does not matter any more. This Lakers environment sucks. Play safe! Best of luck!

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  • MoominFloren

    Not necessary. BS will take Lin out before he’s getting hot. The best Lin stopper 🙂

  • rookie75094

    mavs on a 2 games losing streak…. let’s make it 3 Jlin!!!!!!!!!!! if your lakers teammates wants to help… great… if not…. you can go in to Hulk mode and destroy the mavs… especially rondo.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Only if KB with his “evil eyes” is not on the court side.

  • rookie75094

    may be the lakers can lend kobe to the mavs for tonight…. he can sit on the mavs bench wearing their uniform.. even play for them if he wished.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just do your very best JLin in whatever that you are given. Let go and let God! He knows your dilemma and difficulty. He promises to be with you no matter what. Just enjoy the game and give all glory to God. Pray for you to succeed in overcoming one of the very last hurdles in your NBA career. You will be flourished after overcoming whatever Lakers under BS and KB throw at you.

  • blubell
  • JW

    He meant absolutely

  • Rick Johnson
  • Singapore BB Fan

    I can imagine his “give-me-a-punch” smile while saying that.

  • Chipdip

    Here we go… but no rush… Jeremy may come in at the end of 1st quarter…

  • Alaingrvis

    have zero interest at this point but i watch

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Now that tells me BS has no control over KB. KB can choose to play in winnable games only. Choose to sit out GSW BULLS MAV games.

  • TTNN

    Go Lin!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Winnable games become lossable games when KB plays:-)

  • Chipdip

    exactly…. but I want to see how Rondo plays tonight

  • TTNN

    LOL, just notice Ellington had a tattoo on his arm with “同甘共苦“。

  • JW

    so rondo is starting. maybe the chemistry is not there still for LAL to steal this one.

  • Chipdip

    Still sitting on bench…

  • Alaingrvis

    wes has the worst shot selection ever

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Game over long jump shots already.

  • Chipdip

    Got a feeling Jeremy will play exceptional well tonight…. that is if he gets a chance to play … still sitting

  • I wish that would’ve been Lin who threw an alley-oop to Tyson Chandler for the flush, Rondo

  • Chipdip

    Come on, stupid BS, free Lin!

  • TTNN

    wow, this defense

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • TTNN

    Price could not even stay with Rando

  • Chipdip

    The worst the starters are, the better chance to free Lin

  • blubell

    Mavs up by 10… Lakers scoreless… lol

  • This starting unit is kinda sad to watch 0-10

  • TTNN

    Scott called a time out, wow. don’t know he know how to do that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    “You love it?” BS to Kobe.

  • Alaingrvis

    those dunk would happen with lin-ed but whatever at this point

  • cali7

    This. That’s all I could think. Maybe try some lin and Davis pnr

  • gum

    I wish Lin were Rondo playing with T. Chandler!

  • Alaingrvis

    he usually lets us get blown out. tempo means nothing for so called defense coaches

  • sws94

    What does Rondo do that Lin doesn’t do? He’s not as quick, is he more efficient with his moves?

  • yup… so many alley-oops reminiscent to NY days

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Go Go Go Mavs when JLin is sitting at the bench!!! Wonderful to see 0-10 with 2:53 into the game:-)

  • Chipdip

    He is not Asian

  • Rondo’s long arms give him more rebounds.
    Also good court-vision.
    But Lin can shoot more than Rondo

  • I see Parsons helping Lin with scoring his first two :]

  • Singapore BB Fan

    “I knew you guys need me”, Crime Fighter.

  • Alaingrvis

    zero lineup changes ….idiot

  • Chipdip

    Dallas making changes… how about the Lakers?

  • cali7

    Ugly shots from wes

  • TTNN

    No one could drive in this line up.

  • wow, DAL offense is so much fun to watch

  • Promo Sports World

    Not even in the same zip code

  • Chipdip

    Free LIn! Free Lin Free Lin!!!

  • sws94

    So Rondo’s vision is better? It doesn’t seem Rondo does anything spectacular, but he’s able to find guys at the right time.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    BS somehow is enjoying the slaughter.

  • TTNN

    I forgot how reliable Tyson’s FT is.

  • MoominFloren

    Is Kobe in the building?

  • Alaingrvis

    yes

  • Chipdip

    Dallas sucks … only leading these Lakers by 5?

  • TTNN

    who is sitting next to Jeremy?

  • cali7

    Sitting on the bench

  • blubell

    Clarkson?

  • cali7

    Are you kidding me. Where is lin

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    8th option $15 mil bench player. SMH.

  • blubell

    Yes. One of the reasons why they will lose lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    price is god

  • cali7

    There is no playmaker on the floor

  • blubell

    especially to Stu.

  • Dorothy

    by design

  • Chipdip

    No need. Kobe not playing so they want to lose

  • MoominFloren

    Thx all!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS and KB don’t allow JLin to play with Davis and Ellington.

  • Alaingrvis

    this day end day out is hard to watch

  • blubell

    Young ignored Price lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please see this sub pattern:
    BS and KB don’t allow JLin to play with Davis and Ellington.

  • cali7

    Just turned off the game. Sick of the agenda, injustice… All of it.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    JLin must have been naughty…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Finally!

  • Chipdip

    BS: OK Jeremy, get ready to play one against five now!

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m close to not watching anymore games

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s no coincident about that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • ViNuyork

    booz n young are in but not JLin….really—.BS is so obvious …

  • sws94

    And Davis comes out.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This has happened enough for me since preseason. Initially on Davis but now Ellington.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin is getting less and less playing time…which will ultimately lead to DNP. Time to give up NBA!

  • blubell

    and no Jeremy to ED ally oops.

  • MoominFloren

    What if Lin has built chemistry with every bench…. time to return starter or DNP?

  • Lin used to come in first, then Young/Boozer/Ellington.. basically phasing Lin out.
    KHuang is correct

  • Chipdip

    Nice defence Jeremy!

  • blubell

    Monster Block!

  • TTNN

    nice block

  • Chipdip

    Yes! Lin lin lin

  • blubell

    Great no look pass!

  • What a great pass by Lin to Boozer under the basket!

  • great recovery and well-timed block! 😀

  • ViNuyork

    yep—KHuang’s DNP prediction is becoming a reality soon…

  • Dorothy

    Is BS going to not let Lin play with Boozer now? LOL

  • Chipdip

    Hey Jeremy, develop your one against five skills more.

  • if he could, that’ll be next :]

  • TTNN

    Clarkson somehow go iso too much

  • his confidence in the past 3 games are really shot.
    Kinda feel bad for him

  • blubell

    He does but I think he was trying to beat the clock this time.

  • Alaingrvis

    more one on one. still a bit raw on it. he will. tragic isn’t a one on one player. either but he gets screens and a lot of them

  • sws94

    When Lin is in, there are no picks and the offense doesn’t move around well except for Young who is looking to mostly shoot the ball. Wanna see Lin drive more in early offense.

  • Alaingrvis

    rookie expected

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This has been the case for the last few games. It’s becoming more and more obvious each game. KB and BS really want to push JLin out of Lakers.

  • Chipdip

    Yup…. Coach BS wants to lose the games Kobe not in

  • Alaingrvis

    offense never move good which is why iso player i.e young and kobe thrive

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    IF Lin with:

    Johnson = fast break alley hoop
    Davis = PnR
    Ellington = 3 pointer

  • Pete Roces

    Can’t imagine what these lowlife LA organization is doing to marginalize Lin. Nobody expect these after what happened in Houston, most of us think Lin has finally find his home in LA. When will all of these come to an end?!

  • yup …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Soon JLin is DNP-CD:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Now that even “classy” org even does this, I don’t expect it’s getting better. Somehow miracle happens that suddenly a team with a coach that is JLin’s believer.

  • blubell

    Jeremy mentoring the rook. Great to see.

  • CaliUSMC

    Jordan Clarkson is teasing us with his athletic ability says the commentator……….

  • TTNN

    today ball go through Young a lot

  • Chipdip

    catching up …. good 2nd team!

  • Great help D by Lin to prevent Jefferson a clear path to dunk it

  • Chipdip

    Lin ties it!

  • TTNN

    yes!

  • Chipdip

    Lin it UP!

  • Nice jumper by Lin to tie the game!
    30-30!

  • Dorothy

    Not allowed

  • BobbyH

    Every point seems a luxury.

  • I like how Lin is in control to let the game come to him.
    He seemed a bit rushed in the past 2 games to shoot knowing he only got limited minutes.

  • Chipdip

    Yes… notice how relax he is… amazing

  • MoominFloren

    I hope he got 10+ today….

  • Dorothy

    Isn’t this pathetic what LAL and BS have done to Lin?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    in 2nd qtr with 8:22 left.

  • it will help him to shoot better .. I think

  • Chipdip

    Clarkson can’t defend Rondo

  • TTNN

    they need to change Lin on Rondo

  • it’s ok. Lin’s slowly figuring out how to beat it!

  • Chipdip

    Yes LIN!

  • Alaingrvis

    they give young the ball who shoots

  • CaliUSMC

    these commentators are pissing me off

  • blubell

    Jeremy does a good job of not traveling? smh… these announcers.

  • Chipdip

    Clarkson, try to calm down please!

  • TTNN

    wow, Ed in

  • blubell

    Jeremy will be out soon…

  • MoominFloren

    That means no more Lin? huh

  • TTNN

    yeah

  • Alaingrvis

    lin was stripped then got the ball back wasn’t a shot.

  • Alaingrvis

    young playing like crap

  • Dorothy

    he just plays like Kobe

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin will be out during the TO.

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s messing up the tank. and they aren’t allowed to win without Kobe anymore.

  • blubell

    Kobe is in the building. so…

  • sws94

    He’s a good scorer that can create his own shot but he is not a very good overall basketball player.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is still in, interesting.

  • TTNN

    Price can not defend Rondo, maybe that’s why

  • Chipdip

    3!

  • TTNN

    yes!

  • Chipdip

    More!

  • CaliUSMC

    LET IT RAIN LIN!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wow! What a surprise JLin is still in:-)

  • Chipdip

    God! Please make the Lakers players move… please

  • TTNN

    what is Hill doing, couple of pass from Lin and he don’t shoot

  • blubell

    Price coming in…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop JLin is coming out in next possession.

  • Chipdip

    Now i can take a break from watching…

  • Michael

    Clarkson is trying too hard to get his, after the entry pass to booz his first move is to run into the paint and call for the ball, bringing his man in to clog up the paint. Obviously a rookie trying to get more playing time by forcing stats. Can’t blame him too much…

  • blubell
  • Dorothy

    You got it right, not allowed to play with Daivs, BS probably regrets he did not pull Lin earlier before that 3

  • MoominFloren

    BS: Lin is getting hot, better take him out now

  • TTNN

    at least he got a 3 during that time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. He can’t wait to get him out after that:-)

  • blubell
  • Weifang

    I think He was constantly frustrated and infuriated. He has to fight his emotion all the time.

  • Alaingrvis

    well all that work lin did for nothing

  • CaliUSMC

    dude he has no fouls no turnovers. he’s playing good imo

  • Dorothy

    that has been the pattern, SMH, what a lowly scxm

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very predictable with KB and BS’ sub of JLin now. Ok Time to have my break and get my lunch. Let’s see the pts when I return:-)

  • Alaingrvis

    yea still taken out

  • Weifang

    yes, it’s been like that for a while.

  • blubell

    Not good enough for BS apparently

  • cali7

    It’s the standard for Lin and then everyone else.

  • Weifang

    Rondo showed a little fear in front of Lin. That’s good. He should be scared.

  • MoominFloren

    Kobe & BS show a lot fear in front of Lin. That’s good. Lin should be benched….

  • sws94

    KB didn’t make that sub, BS did.

  • blubell
  • Chipdip

    Davis and Lin played great in limited time allowed before. Lakers strategy: make sure they don’t play together. If this is not tanking, don’t know what it is.

  • it’s comedy indeed LOL

  • Chipdip

    oops… even they are questioning…

  • TTNN

    Ed? not Price though, you scared me to play Price with Lin.

  • Good to see Lin ran to the court to greet his teammates (Davis?) after half-time buzzer went off

  • Dorothy

    Price and Lin?

  • Chipdip

    Oh I mean Ed… BS is fking my mind up

  • Chipdip

    Ed… too fk up to think right any more… thanks to BS

  • Dorothy

    LOL, I thought I missed something

  • yes, he’s doing the right thing to just play his game

  • Alaingrvis

    whenever the so called starter come in i say hope the can hold the progress that was made. such low standard

  • Chipdip

    Haha! scary eh? woke you up!

  • nodomo

    I’m still pissed at the benching of Lin. Just went back to look at stats. For the month of Nov, Lin was avg 13 pts, 5 asts, shooting 48% FG and 37% 3PT and 85% FT. He wasn’t playing that bad!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol that bad

  • Alaingrvis

    given pg kobe it was great

  • Chipdip

    Yes I meant Ed Davis. Watching Lakers game poisoned my mind…. HELP!

  • Chipdip

    Lin has good stat tonight with the little time he had on court

  • Dorothy

    If you were talking to someone with no hidden agenda, yeah, Lin should not be benched, but we are talking about BS and tanking…etc, it gets muddy.

  • Chipdip

    Simon says: FREE LIN FREE LIN FREE LIN….

  • blubell

    What you need, my friend, is Linsanity…

  • MoominFloren

    Who’s Simon?

  • Chipdip

    Indeed! Never get enough of it! Bring it on!

  • Dorothy

    Never liked Lin and Price together.

  • Chipdip

    They were playing Simon Says at the break at Dallas…

  • Alaingrvis

    really

  • MoominFloren

    I see. Haha

  • blubell
  • Chipdip

    Yup… double standard all the time…. ALL THE TIME!

  • MoominFloren

    stupid me…

  • Weifang

    That somehow became the standard people are following. Even Harden recognized it for Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    young was 1-6 yesterday as well

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    13pts with the mins he was getting is no bueno bro

  • blubell

    Wes is 0/4 so far.

  • Chipdip

    Price is a decent backup but not a starter for sure.

  • sws94

    Real GMs Laker mods aren’t that good. I don’t like them. The guys on LakersGround are fair, even with some of the overzealous LIn fans. The guys on Real GM site don’t control things as well and start getting over Lin fans and need to chill. If I have to get thrown off of that board I’m going to speak up very soon.

  • blubell
  • spiderman

    it doesn’t matter when ANY Laker has an off game, except Lin

    Scott is a BIGOT

  • Chipdip

    BS Advanced Coaching technique… we can never understand

  • Chipdip

    Pretty much it.. spot on!

  • blubell

    Similar to Japanese algebra?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Any significant Jeremy Lin 17 moments in first half? I just came in.

  • Alaingrvis

    lakers kill tempo which helps the defense but kills there own offense lol

  • Alaingrvis

    well

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Mavs backcourt…. yeech

  • blubell

    Price with 3 fouls.

  • Weifang

    I have to say, BS deserves that contract, maybe that’s why it took several time to get the deal done.
    He is working for Mitch to tank.
    He is also working for Kobe to as an personal assistant.
    I haven’t figured out who-else he is working for, but he is trying to wear Kobe out and end Kobe’s career earlier.

    So he is at least working for 3 parties. I sometimes even think there could be more. This guy is tough for sure.

  • sport

    Johnson 0-6 and he’s still chucking SMH.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Pet of BS and KB!!!

  • Dorothy

    and shameless and no conscious

  • spiderman

    and still Scott’s golden boy

    Scott has a thing for Wes and Price

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    and Ellington.

  • sport

    Hope he gets his 4th then!!

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Such a waste of my time…. I’ma go browse some other website till Jeremy gets in.

  • Alaingrvis

    all these time out with this slow game. how do the lakers sell this crap. its the ugliest game ever and its every game

  • Chipdip

    That’s why he is a starter for the Lakers

  • sport

    Tanking…really wish they’d trade Lin to a better Eastern conference team!! Knicks can do so horrible and still get in playoffs.

  • LAJane

    me too.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’ve already done this since JLin joined Lakers:-)

  • LAJane

    🙂 ….apparently I can chuckle even thought I’m pi$$ed.

  • LAJane

    I’m not sure he has a thing for anybody other than the agenda he was hired for – tank, and squash anybody who might annoy Kobe. If I were a Laker and that guy smiled at me, I’d be on my guard for sure.

  • TTNN

    there is no defense there.

  • sport

    Lin still not in =/ BS is intent on not letting let Lin shine.

  • TTNN

    Wes 1-10, only in third…..

  • Alaingrvis

    every game

  • Chipdip

    We WANT LIN. WE WANT LIN. WE WANT LIN

  • sport

    Yet he’s never benched for shooting poorly!!! He shouldn’t even be a starter to begin with!! How does someone like Johnson gets to start but not Nick Young? The only reason I can think of is Kobe.

  • Pete Roces

    Lin joining LA is a terrible mistake which he can’t avoid. Lets hope some decent team will pick him up in the off season, or else, it might be IT. I have a feeling Morey eel knows all along that LA will be tanking so trade Lin to LA will definitely hamper Lin’s growth as a player. Devil at work…

  • Briiick

    For lakers, you don’t want to lose too many fans while tanking, otherwise it is a self destruction. kobe is supposed to help with the TV ratings, but apparently it’s a business failure. If lakers don’t cut loss, there are teams ready to take over their territory.

  • blubell

    Price hasn’t done anything this quarter… BS..

  • Alaingrvis

    he has zero effect at all even if he scores

  • Chipdip

    If he start improving a lot on scoring, then he can be promoted to the 2nd unit. In the mean time, suffer the pain to stay with the starters! Work Hard Wes!!!!

  • blubell

    Blown assist. Please bench Wes!

  • Chipdip

    Nice Lin! Nice!

  • Pete Roces

    thats what BS wants, if he can contribute, bench he goes.

  • blubell

    2 back to back assists!

  • TTNN

    Wes is horrible

  • Chipdip

    Yup… promotion to the bench from starter is not easy…

  • sport

    LOL 3 rebounds and still couldn’t hit the shot but a foul for chucking Johnson.

  • blubell

    Yet still in lol

  • sport

    Could’ve been 3 if Johnson did screw up that layup!

  • Chipdip

    Jeremy’s relax playing style is so good! Love it! Go Lin Go!

  • Alaingrvis

    wes 1-11 3 points lol

  • Bearness

    How many lay ups did he blow? And he’s supposedly the athletic guy…

  • sport

    Even the announcers criticized his shooting tonight. If only Lin would chuck more shots like all his teammates!

  • Pete Roces

    Any decent links out there?, most of the streams are laggy. TIA

  • Bearness

    He should have dunked that.

  • sport
  • Chipdip

    BS: That’s what happens without Kobe!

  • blubell
  • kassiek

    Jeremy with 2 blocks again

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s the best starters stat

  • sport

    Johnson always had a long leash, 2nd behind Kobe! He can brick shot after shot and still not be benched!

  • kassiek

    Sorry. These starters are for the defensive purpose. ..

  • Chipdip

    Anticipating Linsanity in the next few minutes to break out….. come on…….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He is the pet of KB and BS.

  • blubell

    LOL. Haven’t seen any defense tho…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAH! Greg Smith!

    Oh wait hehehe

  • LW

    Starters not good and bench not allowed to play, so it’s a tanking loss for Lakers.

  • blubell
  • Bearness

    This is probably the best one.
    http://anotherduck.moonfruit.com/

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So Boozer set a pick for…. Rondo?

    Seriously, this is embarrassing. Lakers big guys setting picks for opponents’ guards.

  • Boozer .. *sigh*

  • Alaingrvis

    this team has zero hope. its not kobe its scott

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin has to hit that…..

  • Chipdip

    Someone better tell Booz the Lakers did not trade for Rondo

  • blubell
  • Bearness

    Da Booz!

  • Alaingrvis

    and be perfect

  • IsabeliJane*17

    *Sigh* btw was the Twitter header ok with you? I’m not sure if it’s the exact size for a Twitter header.

  • CaliUSMC

    pretty sure he can hit that without being perfect. it was pretty open

  • sport

    He was wide open =/

  • kassiek

    hahahaha… they talk about the defense a lot.

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    1/12…8.333333% FG

  • Alaingrvis

    its numbers game long rest with 2-3 1-1 from three. you want a haif hour rest and make every shot

  • kassiek

    The head of the snake

  • Chipdip

    Ooops….

  • CaliUSMC

    i dont care if that was hit first shot of the game. it was a clean shot.

  • Briiick

    That’s why BS has earned his reputation as a tanking specialist.

  • blubell

    Jeremy has 3 blocks.

  • sport

    What the? How did Lin get 3 fouls already!!! Bias refs!!

  • CaliUSMC

    It’s hard to be a Lin fan right now.. But I’ll stay strong..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Personally the hardest thing for me now is censoring my thoughts and posts of Rondo running around in my screen. I’m a Rondo hater. My despise for Rondo isn’t even because of Jeremy.

  • Chipdip

    Stay strong…

  • blubell
  • Pete Roces

    So hard…NBA doesn’t not want Lin to be part of it, thats why almost everyone from team owners, coaches, players, NBA refs are doing all they can to destroy Lin’s career. I will be ecstatic if Lin can come out all of these the victor which I highly doubted.

  • spiderman

    With Scott, he would lose even if he tried to win.

    Tanking is a convenient guise for his losing history

  • blubell

    Jeremy defending 2-3 guys again

  • IsabeliJane*17

    YES.

  • CaliUSMC

    boozer is an offensive foul machine.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol……your not ht eonly one!

  • sport

    Dallas refs rigging this game with all these fouls on Lakers!

  • it’s hard to watch Lin not getting any picks and big men not rolling.
    Davis should have been in now but we know better ..

  • great job forcing Jefferson to give up the ball and not getting a dunk that time

  • Bearness

    I can not count how many times he went for offensive rebound this season and was caught pushing the defender from the back.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He, alongside Patrick Beverley, makes my blood boil.

  • Bearness

    Nice D.

  • Chipdip

    Every Lakers shoots for himself… BS coaching philosophy???

  • Alaingrvis

    this is so ugly

  • Pete Roces

    yes just brick and lose the game. Mission accomplished

  • Bearness

    Every jumper Lin’s taking seems slightly off rhythm, like he is hesitating a bit.

  • Lin would need to score so Byron can’t bench him.
    But it might be too late.

  • dons

    And Young 1-10. Unfortunately, the Lakers are an outside shooting team. Need penetration by everyone on the floor. Play hard D, score in transition.

  • sport

    Young is passing more today cause he’s shot extremely terrible. He actually passed back to Lin!!

  • blubell

    Yeah, but BScott still won’t call that dumb mistakes..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He didn’t have much chance to shoot. That is the prob. Ball wasn’t with him in the last few possessions.

  • Alaingrvis

    it supposedly defense which lin is doing

  • sws94

    I think Lin should drive and get fouled. If he makes some +1s good, but he isn’t looking for his shot enough right now. Get the ball, drive to the hoop.

  • Dorothy

    Even if his shots got in, you think BS would not pull him?

  • blubell

    Really? I didn’t know because Stu hasn’t mentioned any of it like he does with Price.

  • that’s also part of BScott’s agenda to easily bench him

  • 7iger

    We have seen b4 score or not will not keep Lin in the game.

  • Alaingrvis

    well

  • Briiick

    No need to risk injury when he is not the floor general.

  • it might be worth trying to get to the FT line

  • blubell

    lol

  • Bearness

    Look on the bright (?) side, Lin’s scoring never seemed to stop Byron from benching him anyway.

  • Chipdip

    Zero pick for Lin …zero!

  • sport

    Finally JLin sets up Young for 3!!

  • finally, Lin’s assist to Nick Young’s 3!

  • sport

    Young heating up now!!

  • Lin with 5/5/5 in 18 min.
    He could have a triple-double in 36 min!

  • Chipdip

    shxx… Lin one on 4…

  • Bearness

    Very nice.

  • blubell

    Another assist!

  • Chipdip

    lakers!!!! Understand PnR means winning the game…. ??? Got it?

  • blubell

    Clarkson never passes. lol

  • sport

    When was the last time Lin got that kind minutes? Not even with Rockets!

  • Lin’s 7th assist!

  • blubell

    7th assist

  • Pete Roces

    PnR for lakers is pack and ready to go home

  • Alaingrvis

    lol defense

  • blubell
  • sport

    What a shot by Tyson Chandler while in the air lol.

  • Chipdip

    Rondo and Chandler ..great! Lin and Davis.. could be equally good… if allowed to play together

  • CaliUSMC

    Lin better not go back to this hotel after this game. He needs to make 500 shoots before he leaves the stadium

  • blubell

    Jeremy and ED could be better.

  • Chipdip

    CAn’t tell.. they are not allowed to play together…

  • Alaingrvis

    there is zero tempo idk what you want everyone is missing. its contagious .

  • Alaingrvis

    lin done

  • sport

    Lin taken out why?!!

  • Chipdip

    Lakers is done

  • Pete Roces

    Great performance by the LA starters for the MAVS!

  • not scoring although having 7th assists.
    So Price can be the hero

  • blubell

    5pts, 7ast, 5rbs, 1stl, 3 blks… benched.

  • Alaingrvis

    they are literally walking to the rim

  • Chipdip

    The Super Tank unit did well

  • CaliUSMC

    mmm.. do you know what he’s averaging his last 10 games.. or 12 games… I’m not taling about pts. I’m tailkng about his fg %

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Look at all the minus of starters!!! -11 to -22

  • Alaingrvis

    this is where we lose by 20 again

  • MoominFloren

    Price the hero? Rondo is having 21 pts.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can be more!

  • blubell

    absolutely

  • Pete Roces

    BS is ecstatic, mission accomplished, Hurray!

  • BScott’s logic is incomprehensible but his bias is strong indeed.

  • Briiick

    BS needs a 20+pt loss to win back kobe’s forgiveness of that win against GSW.

  • KHuang

    Nick Young is 4-15, Wes Johnson is 1-10.

    The Lakers have MUCH BIGGER shooting problems than Lin 2-7.

  • Brent Yen

    Just came back…I guess I am too late!

  • Chipdip

    Good nite everyone… BS is going to tell everyone how much the Lakers needs KOBE! More BS …. Wonder how the die hard Lakers fans take these bs

  • Alaingrvis

    did you see ronnie price in a 14 point deficit play defense when the game is over

  • Chipdip

    All your fault…. linsanity is now on hold because you not being here.

  • Alaingrvis

    stu love letter to price

  • CaliUSMC

    Yes. Lakers lost. But I wonder if the average Laker fan realizes that if Kobe was playing it would have made no difference.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Too late! JLin is done for the night:-)

  • blubell

    “You’re crazy” – Byron Scott.

  • sport

    Only watching half of these games lately and I don’t seem to be missing much at all =/ This coach and team is so bad. I’m starting to think every NBA team has an agenda = no one can outshine nor win without the star.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Subhuman is the only word I can describe his behavior.

  • JoeTeam

    For the “fun”

  • CaliUSMC

    You’re not the only one dude. Stay strong

  • MoominFloren

    Not even Einstein could figure it out this BS logic

  • Bearness

    Another winnable game slipped away.

  • Weifang

    BS is making sure the world is full of idiots except him and KB.

  • Brent Yen

    Price brick a 3 and not running back….

  • CaliUSMC

    But Young has only been struggling the past few 2-3 games. I don’t even know why you mention Johnson. He means nothing.

  • cali7

    Great d by price.

  • Brent Yen

    LAL must have brain farted to not foul Rondo there

  • Alaingrvis

    they must have diarrhea.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep winnable poor big men, coaching, d, second tries.

  • blubell

    Price fouled out

  • Brent Yen

    Now they are thinking about extending possessions…..hahahahaha

  • LAJane

    Me too. Was checking out Korean dramas….this drama is too depressing.

  • MoominFloren

    Another 3 sec for Lin?

  • blubell
  • Weifang

    cannot believe I can see Lin again in the game

  • Bearness

    Lakers suffering from a season-long brain fart.

  • Brent Yen

    Hahahahaha….

  • Bearness

    Did BS confuse Lin with Price?

  • Alaingrvis

    price foul trouble

  • blubell

    Muhahahahahah

  • Weifang

    yes, I was surprised.

  • CaliUSMC

    Puhahahahahhahaha

  • Brent Yen

    From the limited 1.2 games I have see. I think LAL need to bench all the bigs…and let Lin play 5

  • Alaingrvis

    i think thats my last game. this is just frustrating even if he plays good. it don’t matter. idk ill check box scores and highlights instead. i watch all the rox games. but this year i just cant do it

  • CaliUSMC

    Stay strong..

  • Brent Yen

    JUst walk away…..come back when you want!

  • Weifang

    I am with you. All lin fans need sort of therapy. lol

  • it’s as expected.
    Byron set up a loss to make Kobe look good.

    Lin did great facilitating and taking his early shots but not finding his shooting touch late in game

  • Alaingrvis

    what i don’t get how do they get people to watch the games. its terrible for offense. but the defense suck still. how????

  • Alaingrvis

    and a bag of ice for my head

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Those ppl thinking Lin is weak…will watch the game. Because they love Young/Kobe….Scott….

  • Alaingrvis

    im so done i don’t even want to argue. the idea i have to say lin is 5x better then price makes my head hurt

  • sport

    Cause Lin box out better than the bigs!!

  • kassiek

    At least Lin got his 7 assists.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    young missing with kobe missing. its a terrible offense for anyone. the best shot is kobe and young iso. or lin iso. why not get a new coach who could get better shots

  • sport

    More like 10x better =/

  • Brent Yen

    Because some fans and some money does not care I guess

  • sport

    A new coach who would give Lin keys to the team with 36 minutes and get Kobe and Young wide open shots instead of them just chucking them!

  • Alaingrvis

    stu brought up price assist from last game today. will he do the same for lin……………………………………………………………………..nope

  • Alaingrvis

    if i ws in la i would rather watch gsw or clippers

  • CaliUSMC

    It’s so hard to watch these games since he’s been in the 2nd unit…. which is why I haven’t been coming on this forum as much… But I still check it once a day…..And it seems like most people are giving up on Lin. I don’t know what to say…. But don’t give up… and stay strong my dudes.

  • sport

    The game was already over…

  • blubell

    Stu didn’t really talk about any of Jeremy’s defensive plays. Silent.

  • Brent Yen

    If this Price thing can not pan out, I guess the next move is to move Young to starting PG..

  • blubell

    and dudettes 🙂

  • sport

    Over Kobe’s dead body, he’s not going to let Young start and outshine him!

  • CaliUSMC

    ^_~

  • Dorothy

    define can not pan out, plz

  • Brent Yen

    It does not matter, he can always hold the ball

  • Alaingrvis

    on lin nope but the lakers and what they are doing with lin. this is a cycle lin plays great gets 21 minutes. he plays bad get 19. i can only watch this so much waiting for different out come. starters always have a big deficit. bench make a run then starter return to slowly lose it. by late 3rd we make a short run may get the lead. with kobe its iso iso lose. with out kobe its wait till 2-4 minute make and exchange buckets and lose

  • sport

    Young just holding the ball not happening.

  • Brent Yen

    How about let Boozer run the point

  • sport

    Giving up on the Lakers and watching their games doesn’t mean we’re giving up on Lin.

  • Alaingrvis

    idc anymore titanic sinking anyways

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly

  • blubell

    Interesting. No player over 30 minutes.

  • sport

    Seriously if Lin had fair 36 minutes per game he’d have many triple doubles by now! But he’s been marginalized on every single team, with his minutes continuous lowered for hateful reasons. Lakers don’t value Lin if not they wouldn’t sacrifice his stats like this! He needs to find a Eastern Conference team that fits him!!

  • CaliUSMC

    Good. 🙂

  • TTNN

    So, Young said wrong things, got benched for one game, and now going back to play. Lin will never get back, does not matter how good he is or how bad he is.

  • Alaingrvis

    this defense crap is crap play lin boozer young 30-35 minutes. will defense be great no but it will be fun get ratings. we will lose close like we was doing before the benching. this is ugly tv. who will watch this crp

  • sport

    Young was shooting poorly this game 1-10 with 3 points until Lin set him up for a 3! That’s when Young finally got hot and just kept shooting 3s for his 12 points!

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Seepage from geriatric disease, need lots and lots of Charmin.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah, them bigs give good picks…. for opposing team’s guards.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    what an idiot was it close yes but not really

  • blubell

    More like they have a better coach.

  • blubell

    They should have gone with Hack a Rondo…

  • sport

    No they have a better coach who doesn’t have an agenda, tailors to only the franchise player, and start player who deserves to be bench players instead! Hill, Johnson, and Price do not deserve to be starters!!! Once the Kobe contract ends I can bet all these scrubs will be out of Lakers!

  • Brent Yen

    So he basically throw everyone under the bus….

  • blubell

    He doesn’t realize team also includes the coaching staff lol

  • Acbc

    “My love from another star”, one of my favorite.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    it wsnt close at all. it was an illusion loss by 4 felt like 20

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    lol didn’t we get blown out by them before

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They have much better coach, that’s the bottom line.

  • Acbc

    Japanese algebra.

  • blubell

    Highlights from footwearfoot… that was fast 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Don’t even doubt.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just forget about the stats, watch the game and you see why Lin is a talent floor general.

  • TTNN

    this team how good you play really don’t correlate with their playing time….. Coach play favorite…

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Exactly

  • CaliUSMC

    $##$@%$#^#%@#$#$@#%#^$

  • JoeTeam

    They were bad again tonight

  • BobbyH

    For 17M. BS can be this low. Well, he doesn’t care about win or loss or Lakers. He and KB hijack this pathetic team.

  • blubell

    I hear you and I agree 100%.

  • MoominFloren

    Can imagine that evil smile @$%#

  • Joe what do you know

    Where do I sign the Fire Byron Scott petition?

  • Acbc

    No one from the Mavs has to. BS and KOBE is already doing a great job of it.

  • Frank

    So any one wanna make a trip down to Byrons house?

  • Brent Yen

    To cheer him up?

  • Frank

    uh…sure with my chainsaw

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….

  • nice!
    Added to Video Gallery on homepage

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Just as predicted ….this BS has schemed the returned of KB. Just hope LK to lose to Suns.

  • Frank

    Lin still needs to find his shots thou

  • TTNN

    he shoot too many bail out shots though…… He need actively look for his own shot.

  • MoominFloren

    You soon will see Kobe playing 35 minutes which claimed already limited.

  • blubell
  • Frank

    call for screen
    and dont think just look to score
    like he did in houston

  • Brent Yen

    That was exactly what get him the bench role…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    The only difference is how they lose with and without Kb.

  • blubell

    It includes defensive plays as well. Nice vid.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Best comment of the day!

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Last time we were in Dallas with Kobe we were beaten by 34 points.

  • winner
  • IsabeliJane*17

    *%&$*)@(!@)#)$(%__(^&$

  • MoominFloren

    Can’t help myself….I just keep sending tweets to Jeanie tonight..

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Really….someone should alert Ido and Serena

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Neither did Dallas…they sucks too!

  • blubell

    They need Kobe to stay home when he’s not playing.

  • Frank

    Doesnt matter
    Byron had this in mind from the get go
    no matter what Lin wudve done
    just forget about the team
    every man for himself

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Haha you should tweet this to Jeanie and Mitch..

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jim Buss @LakerzOwner favorites one of my tweets below. Wonder whether it’s really him.

    @ekhadongwon1 @PeteStopTire @IdoAmir @JLin7 @Lakers BS is definitely the JLin’s HATER. No doubt about it anymore @JeanieBuss #firebryonscott

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I did the same and saw Jim Buss favored one of the tweets. Wonder it was really Jim Buss:-)

  • JC

    Yea I believe it’s already at the bottom…

  • blubell
  • MoominFloren

    hahaha

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I think taking over JLin’s rightful place is a victory…

  • CJSHYY

    I think if it’s from his account then it’s true. Or maybe his AS read all his tweets for him?!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m just surprised that he favored that particular tweet. I checked it out and seemed like it was his account. What does this mean???

  • leeda harun

    lakers lost to Dal only by 4 points. Dal mustbe playing suck too

  • CJSHYY

    I didn’t know Jim Buss has tweet account?

  • Brent Yen

    Lin’s interview basically just said….with or without Kobe is not that important at all….LOL Reporters like blood….but Lin gives nothing……except ZEN….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please look at my tweet above and I’m a little unsure what does this mean!!!

  • Lymania

    OMG~really? You mean “来自星星的你” ?You just surprised the Hxxl out of me….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is the account: Jim Buss @LakerzOwner. Can you check and find out?

  • Frank

    its not
    and stop mentioning Jeanie LOL
    what do u want from her? leave her alone ahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Where did you see his interview? How come Serena Winters didn’t tweet anything at all? Wow! Lin will be bench even more… Well, it doesn’t matter his playing time is short…

  • MoominFloren

    That’s a fan account. Surprised me when I first saw Jim Buss favourited my tweet…lol

  • blubell

    Lin’s 4th block of the night? lol

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    On TWCSN….anyway…I exaggerated…..but that was pretty much the only point he is making.

  • Bearness

    What’s important is pissing on the hydrant…

  • BuzzerBeater

    Read his info, it’s a parody account lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    I guess it’s too much so no one dare to say anything at all then…?! LOL! So far no tweet yet.

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    well. he is the lord of five rings…lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • JC

    You don’t have to say you like….you like….cause nobody says you hate them.

  • BuzzerBeater

    but he’s already on the bench.. behind Ronnie friggin’ Price, he literally has nothing to lose at this point, might as well get his the best way he can.
    Jeremy wont be on the Lakers come next season anyway, so screw Scott’s gameplan! (not too much .. but some lol)

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview.

  • BuzzerBeater

    LOL, Nick’s still gonna get fined for saying that.

  • blubell

    Exactly lol.

  • Brent Yen

    19p11a game benched him….

  • Frank

    he talking about swaggy not passing

  • Frank

    one guy draing the energy

  • JC

    Sad thing is majority of the people watching NBA are casual fans who don’t look deep enough into the game to see the existence of the incompetent superstars* and the ****hugging coach. I remember 10 years ago I only see and loved to see dunks and total points scored by a player but never really look into the efficiency and team plays. I am affraid that most people don’t see what we see in kobe and bs!

  • Frank

    downplays kobe

  • Briiick

    No wonder you tried so hard to lose. But frankly, I don’t think Scott could win by the time he really needs one.

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    He can throw things at my hip anytime 🙂

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    That is why fans should expose these ugly things in forums.

  • blubell
  • leeda harun

    people forgot that bb is a team sport…you need chemistry on court and off court to ein games..cant depend on superstars

  • JoeTeam

    on your side bro.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You got to love the synchronized ballet jump of Jeremy and Greg Smith. As usual the bigs are nowhere to be found near the basket.

  • blubell

    Yup. Just Jeremy and Clarkson. Guards.

  • Briiick

    I like it. Lin is having less and less fear and speaks the truth. After all, it’s better to pull an Asik than be screwed by the coach.

  • Brent Yen

    The way he speaks…he is 11x smarter than Asik

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s embarrassing how these bigs except Ed Davis are playing small.

  • JoeTeam

    I only heard Asik speak once …

  • JoeTeam

    this is true, it was painful watching Hill walking around setting up the high pick. Then all those o-rebs without any conversion.

  • CJSHYY

    The way he talked .. really more & more like coach to me. He is not as naive as preseason w reporters… they even could make joke w him then but sure not now…

  • Frank

    “I aint gon do it”

  • Frank

    Luv it

  • Frank

    u guys need to leave her alone
    just cuz she was nice to Lin at the beginning now yall just beinf unreasobale
    blaming all this on her

  • sws94

    He’s not a native English speaker and didn’t divulge much. He wasn’t happy about his role with Dwight and didn’t hide it.

  • JC

    Most people still just like to see hero ball, smh, I used to love hero ball until I saw linsanity, it’s heroball x 5! I can’t explain it better but linsanity is just out of this world, everybody just buys into team play.

  • Pete Roces

    Price should change ” we ” to I

  • Je Ballew

    My observation of the Lakers offence tonight. Three brickers on the court all game. The first one with the ball threw up an unanswpered prayer. No ball movent. 38% team FG%.

  • jolno

    The Lakers became the first team this season to lose a game despite grabbing 18 or more offensive rebounds than the opposing team (24 to 6). There were 5 such games (out of 1230 total regular season games) last season, good for 0.4% occurrence.

  • LOL naughty IJ

  • I thought about this too and wonder what we can do to help people understand quickly what dirty politics is going on.

    I thought of a timeline with quotes and dates of what transpired, how LinDavis PnR was intentionally buried and not used since it doesn’t showcase Kobe, etc.

    But it needs to be something easily understood so I’m letting the idea percolating for now.
    Any thoughts from everyone here?

  • spiderman

    Byron is a disgrace to basketball. His family must be very proud of him

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LOL .. I caught that one too :>

  • Frank

    His english is good neough

  • “No floaters for you!” lol

  • blubell
  • spiderman

    the dummy thinks they’ve been WINNING with Kobe on the floor

  • spiderman

    Sad & DELUSIONAL

  • GoodDayLA

    Seems like Lin did ok tonight. He was bad, well unremarkable, last game. I wish he could be more consistent.

  • Tey Ling

    A good coach would not have made such statements!

  • Tey Ling

    It should have been they have a better coach!

  • CJSHYY

    His shooting is still not back yet.. besides that he was OK. Too bad, Rondo seemed to be Lin & Lin seemed to be Rondo in shooting % today. smh!

    Maybe bc Rondo wants that max contract so bad that he started to take lots of shots now$$$$$

  • John Lee

    You’re a bad, bad girl! 🙂

  • Chipdip

    Jeremy was told his defence sucks and he worked hard to improve. I am no expert in basketball but I think he really improved a lot and it showed in his games so far. I still believe he is still improving and will reach another height of his basketball career … hopefully with a new team somewhere else!

  • John Lee

    27 games WITH Kobe = 8-19 = 29.6%
    3 games WITHOUT Kobe = 1-2 = 33.3%

    Additionally, with Kobe Lakers lost to GSW by 23 pts and 21 pts, and to Mavs by 34 pts.
    Without Kobe the Lakers beat GSW by 10 pts and lost Mavs by only 4 pts (30 pts BETTER!)

    Conclusion: BS is REALLY bad at math, but GREAT at brown-nosing.

  • SamC89

    Because the Lakers are trying to tank. And if they can also devalue Lin and re-sign him for cheap they will be extremely happy.

  • SamC89

    I think the casual fans are, but as real fans we know how good he can be. Just some of us avoid the NBA for awhile to recharge.

  • John Lee

    Spurs really hurting (literally) in the guards department. Parker not in great shape as he is often on the injury roster, and Patty Mills has not been playing much this year either. I’d really like to see Jeremy play in San Antonio, even if the small-market club has less money to offer. Jeremy is ALL about winning teamball, and so are the Spurs. But Pops is not getting any younger so the sooner Jeremy moves to SA the better.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    TOO.SWEET!!!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    #HipsDon’tLie

  • Acbc

    Yeah, I’m the romantic and my wife is the cops and lawyer type. Go figure. Oh well, opposites do attack sometimes.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That jersey….

  • Linja

    Low IQ BS

  • Linja

    I predicted Lin would be yanked after he hit that 3. Sure enough, not a minute too soon…

  • John Lee

    Thanks to Shaq and Pau, he would’ve never done it on his own, else he would’ve ended up just like Melo.

  • bolero

    SOFT..

    ewww

  • Jedi

    Actually it’s not a smart thing to say. Refs can be vindictive.

  • Jedi

    25 pts on 35 shots?
    How can he actually say something like this and expect anyone to respect his brain??
    I feel like I’m trapped in an endless loop of ‘dumb and dumber’ and I can’t leave the theater.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin with beautiful fan and takeaway meal on hand:-)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/548755073078018048

  • KL

    I have decided to put up a wish list however improbable and see if any of them comes true:

    1. Jeremy gets 35 minutes in a game.

    2. Jeremy cracks 20 points and 10 assists in a win.

    3. Kobe plays team ball the majority of the time and is limited to 30 minutes in a game.

    4. Kobe and Lin play off each other and both have high FG%, above 45%.

    5. Jeremy’s usage rate equals Kobe.

    Scott probably needs to be fired for any of this to happen. But I can dream can’t I?

  • real-dsb

    Lakersground rating:

    Lin — (smile and eek) — He did a pretty good job as floor general tonight. For a while there in the first half, it felt like this was his team and he was orchestrating everything. Hard to explain, but there was a comfort level out there. In the second half, he didn’t have quite that same comfort. He led the team with 7 assists, we just needed more points from him and the shot wasn’t falling. Defensively, a great job at times on the glass helping out the bigs and also recovering to block shots. He led the team with 3 blocks. That’s helping your front court. The Stats: He scored 5 points on 2-8 shooting (1-4 from three) to go with 5 boards, 7 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks, 2 turnovers and 3 fouls in 22 minutes. He was a -3.

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=171609

  • real-dsb

    Even though Lin didn’t have a great shooting night, I still think the Lakers without Kobe fared better than Lakers with Kobe. They were within 5 pts in the middle of the 4th quarter against a team that was favored to win by 13 pts.

  • KL

    Agreed. I also think they would have lost by much bigger margin to the Bulls if Kobe was playing.

    Honestly if Kobe was willing to play less minutes, play off the ball, be a decoy and occasional ISO (i.e. like Dirk) they would be even better. But you would need a real coach for that.

  • deesee5

    1,2 & 3 can definetly happen! Even with BS coaching. Still a long season and even though Lin has been inconsistent with numbers, he is bound to have a really good game with 20pts, 10ast, and 35+ mins as you say. Don’t know about 4, and I have a hard time seeing 5 if the two are together. Lol

    I have my doubts of BS getting fired this season. Haven’t seen the Kobe death stare yet. He would have done it a whole lot earlier due to the horrible start this season, but nope. It’s a sign that Kobe likes BS and will not get him fired. Lol

  • Jeremiah

    Team FG% was 36. 38% was from 3pt range.

  • Jeremiah

    Facts are stubborn things.

  • Acbc

    The defence rests, objection overruled and rejected!

  • HY C

    BS will tell you that you are an idixt to say LAL is better off w/o Kobe. haha…

  • BobbyH

    It is a fair assessment. Just looked at what it said about Price. I think not everyone is blind.

    The comments there also about Lin vs BS. Some theories that we here already discussed. But all and all, we are not alone. BS is BS.

  • CJSHYY

    Please don’t forget to vote for Lin in ASG by tweet, FB & http://www.nba.com/allstar/

  • KHuang

    The only thing not looking good for Lin is his errant girlie shot.

    The rest of his game is PHENOMENAL.

    Even the spin move thing that I’ve been harping Lin to pick up since January 2012, he has that now.

    If Lin can get a pro shooting coach and repair his shooting, then we’ll be looking at the most complete guard in the game today.

  • Chipdip

    If you are depressed about Jeremy’s performance this year please don’t. He is actually quite good and continue to improve even though the appearance on the score board may indicate otherwise. He is handcuffed by his own team first with limited playing time on the second unit, then most of the time he plays one against five with teammates standing around. There is no real coaching, The list goes on and on…

  • Brent Yen

    Before this season….what I have hoped was actually not Lin’s production. Instead….I was hoping he can find a way to use Kobe to reverse the perception on him which is actually the ONLY obstacle that lin is dealing with. All other things are just the result of “lin can not play because he is…..”

    That is why I do not worry about his production at all…because that is not the root of the problems. Lin is doing great with the things he can control. We just need the sit there and watch….or not watch….good thing will come when the opperturnties knocking the door.

  • Chipdip

    Yes!

  • That’s correct.
    If given more time, PnR plays, and Lin/Davis plays Jeremy could have easily flirted with 3D last night

    But Byron and Kobe were not looking for wins so Kobe can be lauded as a hero when he returned to the Lakers against Phoenix. I bet they were panicking when LAL beat GSW and Lin/Davis had a chance to shine. That’s why they had to suppress it in the next 2 games to support the narrative of LAL losing without Kobe.

    Unfortunately NBA and its dirty politics are in plays. LAL Media is fully aware of it but they can’t say anything. For us, it’s good to know Lin tied his career-high at 3 blocks and could get 3D despite Kobe+BS trying his best to keep him under lid.

    Stay strong, JLin!

  • sws94

    Lin has magic to him as a player. He found some of it in Houston at times and electrified viewers and the crowd. But, as a Laker, he really hasn’t found it. Why not? We only had short, short flashes of it with Ed Davis, but not in his scoring and taking over any game.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he has changed….

  • sws94

    His handles seem much better the last few games. That’s real encouraging because I think that is one of the areas he really needed to improve. Shooting comes and goes, his shot will be alright, but handles weren’t great. They are pretty good now from what I’ve seen the past few games.

  • sws94

    Is it he doesn’t believe in this coach? He’s in a contract year, though. He should think about that.

  • Grace

    what changed? no pick and roll?

  • JLin himself said that HOU system fits him more by playing fast and lots of 3s so he can get easy points from fast breaks.

    With LA, we barely see any fastbreaks. Last night, we saw Lin ran upcourt quickly during 1 fastbreak but had to wait for his teammates to come.

    Also the Princeton offense want big men inside to make plays (i.e. Boozer) or pass (rarely happens) to guards.

    So it’s a different system and slow personnel. Plus Byron wants his PGs to set up plays for others, play defense and make occasional 3s or 1-2 drives.

    At least Jeremy knows LA system is not the best for him so he’s trying his best so far. I really doubt Jeremy would stay to play for Byron Scott next year.

  • KHuang

    Why not?

    Simple.

    Lin’s SHOOTING is off.

    Lin is a complete basketball player in all aspects save shooting. His forum is horribly flawed and his percentages off jump shots are far lower than they should be for a player of his talent.

    All Lin has to do is hire a pro shooting coach for literally like a day or two. That would solve Lin’s shooting problem completely.

    Lin’s shot form is so flawed, he shoots better off balance than when he gets easy open shots.

    This is a problem that not even Byron Scott has anything to do with.

  • Weifang

    Lakers are trying to tank. I don’t think it’s even debatable. Houston was not. This is the best Lin can do right now. He is human. His magic wand was taken away. Even Lin can shoot really well, it won’t change anything. Also I won’t enjoy watching Lin’s game more, because it’s not even close to Linsanity.

  • Weifang

    I think another important aspect is Lin had no room to shoot out of the shooting slump. He only got 6 or 7 shots each game. And whenever he missed 3 shots in a row, he even won’t allow himself to shoot much.

  • PHX Pregame Thread+Poll is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g31-pho-lal-pregame-threadpoll/

    Lin’s plays have been getting stronger even with limited min.
    Lin fans just need to be patient like JLin to wait until Father Time runs its course with Kobe’s aging body under 32-35+ heavy minutes

  • Brent Yen

    I think he changed his approach to the game. And this is in part due to Steve Nash. There was a talk between lin and NASH in preseason talking about NASH can always get his shots if he wanted to…but the greater things to do is the ability to involve teammates.

    I think lin really bought that idea. Not like lin can not run offense before, he is just more determined to improve it more than he does about just scoring. Last yr in HOU..he is taking equvelently young’s role..therefore on the floor, only McHale and is impeding him. Now in LAL, he is honing his game to be a great point guard, learn to make great decisions on the court.

    So I think he has changed, he is improving his game.

  • JoeTeam

    would have been great had he said D12 should be in Driving Miss Daisy …

  • Jeremiah

    The night is always darkest just before the dawn.

  • Lymania

    那画面太美,我不敢想象。:D hahaha~~you are no longer serious, and 不拘言笑Acbc in my head.

  • LAJane

    This is an interesting thought. His strategy in Houston was to accept limiting circumstances and have the patience to add to his arsenal of skills. Patience, because it takes time and acceptance of mistakes when developing more expertise, plus the guts to live with inaccurate criticism from fans and tabloid…er, sports…writers who are interested in immediate and obvious production, not growth. Seems he’d be doing that here as well. Everything, however, is speculation on our part.

  • TTNN

    I thought he did that in wolfs and Boston game, and he head straight to bench afterwards.

  • sws94

    OK, in those games some. Him going to the bench after those games showed Byron made up his mind already, because he was showing signs of breaking out and then Byron caged him, and in a small, tight one.