G32 LAL @ DEN Game Thread

Byron already talked about preparing Kobe’s body better for next season.

Has he realized that Kobe’s body will not recover this season?

Will Kobe pass to his teammates to make the shots? Will Lin get another 25-26 min to close the 4th quarter?

Whichever it may be, Go JLin! 


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  • JoeTeam

    meme me

  • LOL .. I thought you are leaving for GSW game already

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL beat me:-)

  • JoeTeam

    me too, but I was trying to make sure I wasn’t too mean to KHuang and ended up here. My first first, I believe. I can never get here fast enough. Pays to have a conscience 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We know JLin played very well last game. BS and KB will try their best to handcup JLin this game. Can’t wait to see which JLin will show.

  • winner

    Let’s Go JLin! Continue with your hot mid-range shooting tonight.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6B1LzECQAI3xyv.jpg:large

  • Brent Yen

    Scott: “Bench is your best friend, Jeremy. Go practice sitting on it! “

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Honestly sometimes I just can’t believe how sick KB and BS are for denying KB’s chronos and continue to live in a self-belief world of doing “great.” Feel so sick when I read their “fantasy” comments. Just can’t believe JLin and his fans have to deal with days in and days out. When it will end???

  • LOL Shaw knew Kobe is the boss of BScott

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/550087966693924865

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Same mind here:-)

  • MoominFloren

    I guess Lin, Wes & Davis will play well tonight, they are young and athletic enough to handle the high altitude.
    Good luck Kobe!

  • MoominFloren

    July 2015….when he sign another team

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Guess another big blowup loss game:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I hope sooner than July 2015:-)

  • MoominFloren

    How about Mid May? Lin will go fishing at that time ^.^

  • CJSHYY

    Everyone knows who is the boss.

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin. ..change of menu tonight. .. Mc nuggets in stead of Mc flurry.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s too far away. Hope it happens yesterday:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Spurs is somehow just hibernating in the season…LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    they always do it early on and then….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Delusional BS and KB are working extremely hard. Expect a mega blowup game!
    https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet/status/550102656316743681

  • rookie75094

    Pop is pacing the spurs…. please trade for Jlin pops

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Expect an unwatchable game!!!

  • rookie75094

    Oh lawd….here comes Jlin DNP-CD. … reason: kobe

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Here’s to my New Year’s Eve with Jeremy Lin…

    @psalm234:disqus you can save this photo anytime 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Kobe now not even makes himself available in practice or shootaround, can he still have legs to stay aggressive in such high altitude? Or BS secretly wants to break his legs?

  • Frank

    oh please

  • MoominFloren

    Stay aggressive by jacking up 30 shots? Sure it is an unwatchable game !

  • Frank

    when is it ever watchable?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It isn’t if he can or can’t but what both BS and KB believe in. Hence, it’ll be most likely KB will be a mega blackhole the minutes he plays in.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    mmmhhh. Let me think. Only watched the minutes that JLin played well sometimes to spare the agony of watching Lakers:-)

  • Awesome! :]
    Let me go ahead and upgrade the Twitter pic.
    Thanks, IJ!

  • blubell

    Defensanity! And hopefully Offensanity as well 🙂

  • Wouldn’t it be nice to have 2 blocks in this game so Lin got 7 blocks in 3 games?
    If he exceeds 2, so be it :>

  • Here’s promoting to @JLin7 so he may be looking forward to your graphics :]

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/550109237574369280

  • Brent Yen

    Just randomly saw 5 of Spurs offensive possessions. 3 catch and shoots. one low post ISO and one dribble penetration by attacking the close out defender..It is HARD not to get HOT at some pts if those are the shots you keep getting…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Thanks 🙂

  • Acbc

    They do play a beautiful game.

  • JAD2456

    May I use it to tweet my all star vote? Thanks!

  • Congrats! May it be the 1st Linsanity in Denver too!

  • Brent Yen

    Both team not good at defense……

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Go ahead.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • BobbyH

    Kobe plays PG.

  • Brent Yen

    Den shooting catch and shoot all day…hehe

  • Alaingrvis

    zero defense

  • Brent Yen

    Nice ball movement…..Kudos to them

  • Alaingrvis

    zero to no defense

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For some reason, while Lakers have good ball movement, I don’t find it smooth …

  • Brent Yen

    Nice! Rondo like pass

  • Alaingrvis

    this should be a blow out but ofcourse its not

  • Brent Yen

    You are asking too much…

  • Alaingrvis

    barely

  • Alaingrvis

    when i see bad teams like this its basically street ball

  • sport

    Did Price just do a JLin? Got to the rim and handed the ball to Hill for an assist?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I forgot this is Lakers 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    LOL.. Price was that an attempt to bounce pass?? to whom???

  • Brent Yen

    I am not sure how good DEN is now. Are LAL supposed to beat them?

  • sport

    When JLin has a good game like two days ago?

  • Alaingrvis

    yes ish

  • orLinaryjoe

    Wow, is this the Lakers?

  • Alaingrvis

    this defense is making it very hard to enjoy anything

  • orLinaryjoe

    Can’t see game, just following on live campanion.

  • sport

    Kobe taking 3s now instead of forcing things.

  • Brent Yen

    That was a good shot..

  • sport

    Nuggets are really bad.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Appears so, Lakers looking like super stars.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Denver announcers talking about how Lakers have one of the strongest benches in the WC at this point.. hmm I wonder why? *sarcasm*

  • LAL started hot, let’s see if they can keep it up

  • sport

    lol Announcers: Price threw that on the glass purposely for Johnson LMAO yea right!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What a surprised to see starters are doing well.

  • sport

    Not one of the strongest but they are the strongest bench in the league while starters are dead last.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    HILL is just beyond…….S_____

  • Alaingrvis

    what it looks like to watch to crap teams

  • sport

    Nuggets not competitive at all against these starters so boring.

  • Alaingrvis

    beyond

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah for sure, it’s not Sexy or Sassy…

  • Brent Yen

    far from it….

  • Alaingrvis

    lol i bet he said sexy…oohh those dreads lmao

  • sport

    Lin in with less than 3 minutes left.

  • Lin’s in with 2:49

  • kauaiblue

    How boring…

  • sport

    Bias refs that was a block!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Denvers scrambling on defending Jeremy?

  • sport

    Crap Nuggets double teaming Lin like crazy!!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol boozer

  • sport

    What’s up with Nuggets double teaming Lin but not Kobe?!!

  • Brent Yen

    Betting on Lin has a bad handle

  • Alaingrvis

    the lakers are bad at finding the open man. the bigs cant keep getting the ball with nothing to do

  • Brent Yen

    You are asking to much…

  • Alaingrvis

    well…..

  • TTNN

    Price did got an assist there

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wow Denver is all snow. These players are running hard to get some burn.

    Jeremy might be like me, put me in a cold place and I’m not a happy girl..

  • Weifang

    So Denver game planed against Lakers’ bench instead of starters? what a twisted NBA game!

  • joyce ward

    Lin gotta find a way to break out of the trap. They respect his game..

  • kauaiblue

    Not eben worth watching this crep

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Freakin’ basket! That layup!

  • Brent Yen

    That was the standard way to break it…pass to the middle bigs.

  • Alaingrvis

    these missed layups

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go! Keep pushing on!

  • sport

    Damn wish Lin made a reverse layup instead. =/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    He should just dunk it….LOL

  • sport

    He should!

  • sport

    anyone got lakers stream instead of nuggets?

  • LAJane

    You’re right…it’s back-a$$wards. They’re doin’ their job right if they’re planning for the bench, ’cause everybody knows that’s where the real danger lies ;]

  • sport

    2nd unit seems quite balanced everyone taking shots with Boozer shooting most efficiently.

  • Brent Yen

    If I am a Ty Lawson fan…I might just like some Lin fans saying WTH is Ty doing…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    His shots were money! Not any more. Anyway I will take it…

  • JC

    What is he doing?

  • Brent Yen

    Nothing….

  • Alaingrvis

    well thats it for lin

  • joyce ward

    What is lin doing?

  • cshot

    wth….?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Some freakin’ J-Davis PnR could make this game exciting.. BUT NO!!!!!

  • Chipdip

    Unless Denver comes back, Lin will be sitting down…

  • golfhacker

    Well, time to turn off the game.

  • Brent Yen

    I just saw one the the worst FB in the history of the bball…

  • Alaingrvis

    fb=?

  • Brent Yen

    fast break

  • golfhacker

    Fast break!

  • sport

    Nuggets making it tough for Lin this game hope he still comes through.

  • golfhacker

    He might get 6 more mins of playing time.

  • 7iger

    Seen like BS trying hard to limit Lin minutes after a good game.

  • MoominFloren

    How many minutes he got so far?

  • Chipdip

    To be fair, Lin also has three fouls …

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin is going to play less than 15 min in this game.

  • 7iger

    7 m

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    7:35min. My guess is less than 15 min for this game.

  • MoominFloren

    %$^#@

  • KL

    Lin will have a better second half.

  • MoominFloren

    Last game 26 min was squeezed from today’s playing time then

  • golfhacker

    …in garbage time.

  • Alaingrvis

    i will start to label games. this is a prototypical wasting my life game

  • JC

    He might not come back in 2nd half

  • grover chang

    Lin will look at video during halftime and dissect what the nuggets are doing to him on defense. Come out strong second half

  • spiderman

    on a positive note – no chucking this game. Lakers may actually win

  • Alaingrvis

    does it matter

  • cshot

    how many fouls does lin have..? 4…?

  • gum

    3 I think.

  • spiderman

    not really, but Lin likes to win

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy will have these backup pg games it happens when you play backup pg minutes

  • Promo Sports World

    Score 8 -10 points in the 2nd half

  • Brent Yen

    I felt asleep!!! WT….

  • Alaingrvis

    good note denver is the only crap team for the next 2-3 weeks

  • Brent Yen

    So….I guess DEN will go all Ty Lawson mode in the second half? LOL

  • k.smith

    I hope to see the good Lin in the 2nd half.

  • Hm, Kobe is 10/7/6 at the half.
    He’s gonna go for 3D and BScott probably won’t limit his min.

    Hope Lin will score some points when he’s back

  • I’ll second that

  • Chipdip

    If the Denver keep coming back and pull closer, Lin will get a chance , otherwise he will have very limited minutes, even less than his usual less

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    ATP I just JLin gets some pts:-) My desire for JLin is very low this day. Just want JLin to play well and stay healthy:-) Plus get some pts:-)

  • Alaingrvis

    lol price

  • Alaingrvis

    did you see that mis hahahahaha

  • Alaingrvis

    hahahahahahahaha

  • Chipdip

    Kobe has 5 TO already? haha

  • Chipdip

    Yes … Denver is coming back…

  • Alaingrvis

    aahhh 6

  • Chipdip

    Yes… he needs to get more… give him more minutes!

  • Alaingrvis

    wht a ugly crappy game

  • could be quadruple-double today 4D!

  • Chipdip

    Oops … they are falling back again… guess..Lin can sit this one out

  • Brent Yen

    The whole team is hot….not bad…Even Scott does not know how to lose like this

  • sport

    Bench hasn’t gotten much minutes to score though.

  • Brent Yen

    Does not need to any way…LOL

  • sport

    Are Nuggets on a back to back? They were alot better last time when they faced the Lakers at least it wasn’t a blow out.

  • Brent Yen

    Ty Lawson folded for some reason

  • sport

    JLin still not back in ><" but Boozer and Young are….

  • Alaingrvis

    does it matter

  • Alaingrvis

    teams relies at some point it isn’t there year

  • Chipdip

    Let Kobe plays his hearts and body out… he won’t last past Feb

  • sport

    Lets hope so….

  • sport

    Lin is in!! 2:22 left for 3rd quarter!

  • Chipdip

    Coach BS wants to give Price to be the top star for this game. To be fair, Price played well and get very good score. Thsi BS coach won’t do anything like this for Lin though. Just BS!

  • Alaingrvis

    now the bench is crap

  • sport

    Not enough minutes not in rythmn this game obviously.

  • Alaingrvis

    this game is not example of nab level ball

  • Chipdip

    yup…. Lin attacks with hesitation…

  • Alaingrvis

    atocorrect lol

  • livyrlife

    Is Jeremy rushing or hesitating?

  • Linspiration

    really need JLin with high level of confidence in order to win this game.

  • Brent Yen

    Don worry! we got Price!!!

  • Alaingrvis

    lol what a funny game this has been.

  • sport

    Seems like his game is affected after that double team in 1st quarter.

  • Promo Sports World

    Like I said you look like a backup with backup minutes it’s going to happen with jeremy playing this role

  • Alaingrvis

    lin will only have 15 minutes or so

  • livyrlife

    Didn’t he expect the double team?

    Edit: Would have known double team is norm for him every game. Especially after each good game.

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • Brent Yen

    I thought he will only play 10 today

  • sport

    Lin hasn’t been double teamed for full court like that in a while.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t get it. He know this is what they do to him, he should expect it.

  • Brent Yen

    Who knows…maybe Denver is really too cold for him

  • grover chang

    Jeremy better attack before the double comes. He should have the energy to do that. There is only 10 minutes left.

  • Promo Sports World

    get more assists

  • joyce ward

    I am signing out to watch my show”Secret garden”.. goodnight.

  • sport

    Finally And 1 for Lin!!!

  • sport

    Fts for Lin, he knows time is running out gotta get his points!

  • LOL Lin should’ve driven to the rim every possession.
    2 in row!

  • Alaingrvis

    lin done

  • Alaingrvis

    14 minutes

  • Promo Sports World

    Well he tried

  • Promo Sports World

    Couldn’t get me my eight

  • Brent Yen

    haha

  • cshot

    korean drama? lol love that one

  • Alaingrvis

    i said 15 minutes lol so close

  • sport

    Lin gotta score more before time runs out, hope he can knock down some 3s!

  • Brent Yen

    Haha…Not really that bad…I thought Lin will stay at 0 pts…

  • livyrlife

    Is it the inconsistency that box score watchers are talking about?

  • deesee5

    Driven to the rim? Is he not taking opportunitys or what? Is he scared? I’m not watching the game right now, but looking at the box score, and some comments it looks like Lin is struggling on this one.

  • sport

    Wonder if Bench will play entire 4th quarter, oh nevermine starters back in….=/

  • blubell

    14 minutes… that’s gotta be a season low 🙁

  • Linspiration

    Even though this might not be a great game for JLin, I can’t help cheering and supporting him cuz he has something most NBA players don’t have…passion to play team ball in the right way. He’s my man!

  • sport

    Boozer and Young gets to stay in but not Lin! BS!

  • ok, who’s up for an OT?
    31 min for Kobe plus 5min OT!

  • sport

    I’m up for OT if Lin can pad his stats.

  • Dorothy

    now lets hope LAL lose this one

  • yes, if Lin is needed to come back, it’s always good

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If J can pad his stats, why not..

  • Brent Yen

    Young also just jump and pass out……I guess Lin is ok LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    hahahahahahaha

  • Brent Yen

    WHat a turn of the event…

  • David Kim

    wow so fun to watch… LOL

  • Dorothy

    hahahahaha

  • sport

    LMAO LOL Good thing Lin wasn’t in this mess!

  • blubell

    Haha. As soon as Jeremy goes out…

  • sport

    This is hilarious!! Kobe didn’t even bother to run back on defense.

  • Did Robinson just spearhead Price’s handle? :]

  • Dorothy

    I know it is not Price fault, but I can not help but wish him plays bad, it is all bc of BS unfairness

  • sport

    BS points to Kobe signaling Young to pass to Kobe but ignores him and goes for iso, then goes down the floor with a TO…

  • grover chang

    No no. Lakers need to pull this out. Whenever you win bad games are forgotten. When the team loses then bad games by any player like Lin is made worse.

  • JJ Hui

    Lakers really know how to lose all the games!

  • sport

    That’s what happens when you try to pad the stats of your “favorites”. BS saw how JLin got 19 pts last game and wanted Price to get his SMH.

  • Alaingrvis

    nba saved lakers

  • Love Lin

    What happened? Lin didnt play that long?

  • Brent Yen

    According some Lin fans…He plays like a bench warmer

  • Alaingrvis

    he played 15 minutes

  • sport

    Only 15 minutes this game =/

  • Love Lin

    bench warmer.. 🙁 Hows his stats?

  • Alaingrvis

    refs to the rescue

  • Alaingrvis

    kobe didn’t get that call all year

  • Love Lin

    Did he do well during this 15 mins?

  • Brent Yen

    0p 0a 20tovs….lol JK

  • Love Lin

    naughty Brent.. Mods, how m I supp 2 ban him? 🙂

  • deesee5

    Dosen’t look impressive. I’m not watching the game either but looks like a tough night for Lin, based on what I’m reading and looking at on the box score.

  • deesee5

    Looks like 4pts in almost 15 mins right now

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Do u really want me to ban @brentyen:disqus???? I can do it for u. hahahahaha

  • sport

    Started scoring in 4th quarter but got benched for no reason by BS. Boozer and Young got to play more with starters this game.

  • blubell

    Kobe got 7 Tos? 3 more and he would have quadruple double lol.

  • sport

    I hope Nuggets take this to OT!!

  • cindystar111

    after every good game, lin gets further marginalized, playing further reduced minutes. the FO should step in or they are as crazy as BS is.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That will be great!

  • sport

    This is exactly why Lin needs to leave Lakers.

  • Alaingrvis

    refs again three times refs save laker could it be more blatant

  • Michael

    Ban him with a lot of love.

  • Love Lin

    haha.. J/K.. Hes the king of the troll here..

  • blubell

    Is that how you want to be banned?

  • Love Lin

    He has no luv 4 Lin.. 🙂

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m done for today good bye

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    The stronger the opponent, the better Lin plays.

    That’s because when the Lakers are not doing well individually, they turn to Lin to save them.

    Otherwise the Lakers try to avoid playing Lin at all when the game is going well.

  • deesee5

    Refs helping the Lakers win? Typical….

  • KHuang

    Like I keep saying, the better Lin plays the more benched he gets.

    The countdown to DNP-CD can only be temporarily halted by All Star level performances from Lin in less than 30 mpg.

  • sport

    Price twisted his ankle on his own LOL.

  • blubell

    WHat happened to Price?

  • cindystar111

    yeah, so ridiculous.

  • sport

    Twisted his own ankle on defense and fell down LOL.

  • KHuang

    Kobe just can’t win, even when he tries his hardest to win.

  • Dorothy

    Why??? LAL does not want to win, they are tanking. Is this to protect Kobe?

  • sport

    Still got time come on Nuggets you can do it!! Only need some 3s!

  • blubell

    I guess Kobe heard about Jeremy’s 3D under 30 min lol.
    https://twitter.com/LakersPulse/status/550144771973718019

  • cindystar111

    unbelievable. and some stupid fans play along with these crazy people saying lin’s inconsistent’s the cause here. smh.

  • deesee5

    Lol hella ugly! But Kobe dgaf. #kobelogic

  • Michael

    Are there any other options?

  • but Kobe needed to come off the bench to equal the record :]

  • Michael

    He’s an ankle breaker.

  • sport

    Except Lin did that off the bench!

  • blubell

    Would you like to find out?

  • cindystar111

    all he cares is breaking personal records not team winning. what a insecure/immature/selfish person he is.

  • deesee5

    Sorta. They can’t save them fully because they’re too terrible.

  • blubell

    Everyone’s ignoring Kobe’s 9 TOs…

  • Brent Yen

    “Kobe, we are trying to win a game here”

  • livyrlife

    Can anyone enlighten me whether Jeremy’s marginalised in this game?

  • spiderman

    His box-score is not bad. Scott doing a beverly

  • Brent Yen

    Seems ok….unless you are talking about the minutes

  • blubell

    Says no one, unfortunately.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…it is ok….everyone will have their moments here and there.

  • livyrlife

    My take is that Jeremy is on very short leash this game. He needs minutes to wram up and paly well.

  • grover chang

    Lin played bad, Kobe played great with the 3D, Price was hot from the three point line, the lakers win, and the overall outcome is good because the lakers win. Winning makes everything look better. I know some wish the lakers lost because Lin did not play much or well but bad performances are forgotten in wins and good performances are forgotten in losses. No matter Lin plays good or bad, for whatever reason, it’s always better for the him that the team wins.

  • Brent Yen

    Depends on how you see this. Yes and NO

  • Brent Yen

    I agreee

  • livyrlife

    Brent, please give straight forward answer…Yes and No doesn’t help..

  • spiderman

    a dirty win by a coach with a dirty agenda

  • sport

    Only got 15 minutes what do you think? I’d say YES he was marginlized even when he started scoring!

  • Frank

    no he cudnt get it going and price was hot

  • Brent Yen

    Then I will go with a NO I guess…

  • grover chang

    Well it is what it is. The starters played well and most of the bench played badly. The refs helped too.

  • Brent Yen

    No name calling…edit it

  • spiderman

    I agree – against another weak team

  • Frank

    scrub is name calling?

  • Brent Yen

    ALmost, and you somehow attached some name on it did you not?

  • Frank

    lol i thought it was smart

  • cindystar111

    not many people would say lin play great if he had 9TOs.

  • that’s pretty much how it went.
    When starters play great, it’s hard for Lin to get more minutes coming off the bench.

    Lin should consult Boozer on how he approached the game.
    Boozer has made sure he played great stat-wise

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    Yet again, you win, certain things are forgotten.

  • Brent Yen

    Plays were called for Boozer. It just so happen that he made most of it.

  • blubell

    Please read the rules.
    This falls under #7
    http://www.jlinportal.com/website-rules-must-read/

  • Brent Yen

    Not really….We try to make here clean….so…edit it..do not use scrub…..

  • grover chang

    Boozer does seem to be a good veteran who knows how things work and how to prosper as a professional in the nba. I think he could teach young guys Lin something about the mental approach to the nba. A team that could really use a seasoned vet with a good attitude like boozer is the 76ers. Those young kids need some veteran mentoring.

  • livyrlife

    I find calling Jeremy’s teammates scrubs offensive even it appears they are.

  • Frank

    poor soul

  • Frank

    done

  • Brent Yen

    TY

  • blubell
  • there wasn’t as much opportunity as against Phx for sure.

  • livyrlife

    I am not talking about you but in general I think those fans forget about the fact that all NBA players are skillful, one way or another.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy and Swaggy didn’t play well…it happens when you come off the bench….jeremy needs to attack and play like 17-22 minutes is 48.

    Goals for the rest of the season to get a good contract:
    12points
    6 assists
    3-4 rb
    1 steal
    In 20 minutes a game

    Equals 2/3 year deal with a contending team

  • Brent Yen

    It happens when you calls out your coach…LOL

  • jolno

    Game like tonight reminds me why I quit watching NBA before Linsanity brought me back. The referees were determined to take Lin out of the game by calling phantom fouls on him in the first half while ignoring the beatings he took (3 fouls in 7 minutes and no FTA O RLY?)

    Then once the Nuggets got closer at the 4th quarter the referees might as well wear the Lakers jerseys because they just kept giving Lakers advantage through a series of disgusting calls. This is not a basketball game. This is a pre-scripted Hollywood movie designed to make Kobe and the Lakers (excluding Lin) look good.

  • livyrlife

    The refs are rather biased against Jeremy..well, I geuss it isn’t surprising.

  • cindystar111

    well, it’s a unfair world, i am sure they won’t forget if it’s lin.

  • golfhacker

    I doubt he will average 10 pts for the rest of the year. He can’t even make free throws anymore.

  • blubell

    Only because no one else is doing it. Jeremy spearheading mutiny?

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, I think he is just in “IDGAF” mode…

  • blubell

    Not surprising but till disgusting to see…

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    I concede your point I remember during linsanity they won. Lin played great. Yet, people said he had a lot of turnovers and couldn’t go left and he couldn’t play D. He fixed those things and now they say he can’t play at a starter level. Man, when does the merry go round stop. Lin has to be the most scrutinized undrafted nba player ever!

  • cindystar111

    agree, really corrupt, even referees have no Sportsmanship and self respect.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • Frank

    yep that I agree
    ronnie price playign well now aint a coincidence
    most of them can perform given the chance but they wont get it
    so hope Lin can seize the oppurtunity while he still has it

  • Brent Yen

    And-1!!!

  • cindystar111

    yeah, he is.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    I read somewhere on the web that Nuggets’s new head coach was a Laker, a good friend of Kobe.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Briiick

    As usual, I don’t watch Lakers’ games unless Lin is playing.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Haha, what happened?

  • Alaingrvis

    like it matters this whole year means nothing for the lakers

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Means a SG running the point

  • blubell

    @nhawj44 happened. LOL. I thought she asked good questions.

  • CJSHYY

    Really not surprised to see Lin had bad game bc that’s the way usually happened in HOU. When Lin had good game then next game sure would be bad. Last game the highest scorers were Young & Lin, look two of them got today? Also short playing time.. Sad to say this but I am not even mad now.. need to get used to the pattern. smh!

  • blubell

    Thanks. Thats what I thought. So meaning he doesn’t trust Jeremy to be the PG, let alone Price.

  • Brent Yen

    It will work when Price is hot.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    OMG, he is going to be starting PG soon. smh! Ya! w 9 TO today. I think he can get tri-double in the future for every game from now on… smh!

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    He is also the HC-two, so…..his call

  • blubell

    HC = Head Case? yes, I agree lol.

  • Brent Yen

    head coach LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LAL has good ball movement…so they win….gr8. Lin was guarded heavily…so Lin lost the chance…move on…

  • blubell

    I know… but what I said makes sense too. Admit it!

  • Brent Yen

    Once it revert back to everyone has to dribble dribble…the same old LAL will come back….nothing really has changed here

  • Alaingrvis

    honestly could fast forward 2 months and nothing will change. lakers future is bleak. lin will have his choice. continue to develop. lin has average 20- 22 minutes per game. its obvious to tell less minutes equal less points.this year is a wash. he will have to fight to start again although given his talents i think he can. right team and right personnel. the reality is kobe will last the year. price will start every game. lin will play 15-26 minutes lol. its funny young plays bad but gets his usual minutes. its tough but don’t expect any changes.

  • it’s so bizarre why DEN would double Lin to prevent him from driving.
    They should’ve game-planned more against Kobe and the starters.

  • blubell

    I listened to the radio and it seemed the Nuggets’ defense went up a notch when Jeremy checked in. full-court press and all.

  • Brent Yen

    Every team knows Lin and Kobe are the only threat.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is getting some respect…

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Of course, bball 101….more catch and shoot more wins…

  • I hope Lin would soon master Boozer’s mental approach to play his game and leave BScott no choice but to play him

  • CJSHYY

    That was from the season started… I think he & Scott just tried everything they could to stop Lin to in charge the ball again. smh!

  • Alaingrvis

    they barely won also got hot. denver sucks lonely bad team for 2 weeks so we will see

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview.

  • opposing coach always seem to respect Lin than his coach.
    crazy league indeed.. but I’m glad he keeps fighting

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lakers were lucky to play a equally weak opponent. Just have to move to next game.
    I’m already numb to a point of no feeling about the Lakers game any more. Hope JLin makes a right choice when FA comes up next year. All I can say is – frustrating and emotionally draining.
    EPL 》NBA.

  • Brent Yen

    Only Kobe will force something out of a double team, and I do not know why everyone wants him play like KOBE.

  • blubell

    So why doesn’t BScott know this…

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. I am not even too upset after all… sad to see this but still long way to go then…

  • CJSHYY

    Lin told them to do it.

  • Brent Yen

    He still live in the 80s..

  • Alaingrvis

    playing limited minutes lol

  • PPP

    Well, only 6 months to go. The only regret I have is subscribed to ballstream. lol.

  • Alaingrvis

    we all are. a trade would be great. but its just 4 months it will be over soon

  • Alaingrvis

    5 we will not be in the playoffs lol obviously

  • Brent Yen

    After Lin hit him last time, Ireland sounds way more respectful now..

  • Brent Yen

    Still good to watch other good teams…

  • blubell

    LOL. I thought so too.

  • Linspiration

    Oh no…Price is trying so hard to please his coach oops his teammate my bad 😀

  • Brent Yen

    LOL yes ma’am!

  • sport

    Glad Lin mentioned “limited minutes”.

  • CJSHYY

    What did you mean by that?

  • Brent Yen

    Ha he is super honest

  • Briiick

    That is the beginning of a new career for Kobe, try to become the top PG in NBA. Lakers have got to give him another contract to see the reborn of a super star!

  • spiderman

    happy almost new year

  • Brent Yen

    Last game Ireland Asked a Q to Lin saying that game is maximally what Lin could do. Lin immediately said it is not true…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    These reporters.. can’t the guy get at least a shirt first?!?

  • Alaingrvis

    april 15 last game so 4.5 months…….. idk this year is so boring. like there isn’t really any dominate teams. all this teams are at the top thats very fake. gsw is all hot or cold i say no to them. east has the best chance with bulls and wizards. still san antonio but yea very crappy year so far

  • CJSHYY

    I thought it’s Mike Trudell?

  • Brent Yen

    I still like to watch WSH BULLS MAVS AND SPURS. GSW too, but not as much

  • blubell

    And 1!
    Warning: Stu makes annoying comment at the end… lol.

  • CJSHYY

    No only three months.. bc they will not make it to playoff so their season will be end by late March.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS doesn’t have a brain.

  • Brent Yen

    I thought you love it…

  • Alaingrvis

    mavs well idk. clippers will be there . but injuries have slowed them down. again this year sucks for the nba

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    april 15 last game

  • JT

    jokes on KOBE, Lin is a FA after this year so GOOD BYE LA! and good riddance!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    In public I don’t…

  • CJSHYY

    Really? SMH! April?

  • sport

    Only 4 months and Lin is free to go where he wants! Last game on April 15! I just hope he chooses wisely!

  • Brent Yen

    CLippers is kind of boring…..

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • Alaingrvis

    sorry okc idk they are so similar in my head

  • I’m surprised to see how many Lin fans are not happy with Lin’s shooting in twitter.
    Sometimes we are too emotionally invested in Lin’s performance :]

    All players have ups and downs but some have such high expectations.
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/550160944613961728

  • Brent Yen

    Again…not saying they are fake fans. Just saying there are too many “you are only as good as your last game” fans out there

  • Alaingrvis

    on a crappy team there is no meaning. lin know by now. this year is a wash

  • sport

    Can’t expect much when Lin only got to play 15 minutes, he got going in 4th quarter but BS pulled him for no reason. It’s not something he can control and he’s stubborn about dissing out assists instead of just looking for his own shots! He’s gotta understand it’s his contract year and that PPG total will determine whether he gets a big contract!

  • Alaingrvis

    or last season for that matter

  • Brent Yen

    OKC is even worse…their bball is so boring…

  • Brent Yen

    well sort of….:P

  • CJSHYY

    So glad to hear the good news but I don’t believe what he said… besides, he said right now the answer is NO.. he can change his mind in 2015 or 2016.

  • I can understand a bit how some LA media use ‘rabid Lin fans’ term because it’s impossible to live up to such high expectations every game :]

    Even premier players like LeBron, KD have ups & downs if some are willing to look … oh well, people will be people

  • Linspiration

    Hope Lin doesn’t have any emotional bond to this team. Christmas gifts are great but please go play for a team that appreciates your true strengths!

  • yeah, even my son said 4p/4a is good in 15 min :]

  • Alaingrvis

    has anyone relies this year is nothing but stat stuffing. the lakers are in the being of halftime losing by 50 for the ret of the year. it just don’t matter any more. and we both know lin is a horrible stat stuffer

  • Briiick

    Whenever the coach gives Lin a short leash unfairly, I counter it by voting for Lin in the ASG !

  • sport

    OKC = 2 hero ball

  • Alaingrvis

    emotional bond lol cant a brotha lol just be nice with out emotional bonds

  • Briiick

    Am I going to watch him play ? No.

  • Somehow I think it’s not right to see retweet these pics :]
    PennyLee is too #LibraFree LOL

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/550161687903363072

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t like Scott or Lin plays next to Kobe but I really think Lin will stay in Lakers. Talk about X’mas gift, I think that sort of show me he’s #2 guy in the team even coach & Kobe don’t want him to be…

  • blubell

    Deal with it, psalm. Deal with it… lol.

  • blubell

    Thank you for the reminder.

  • Brent Yen

    It was almost never him…

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Even I know he will not make it to ASG but I just want to show NBA or Lakers… he is still popular not just #9 in the list.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lots of Lin fans don’t know the game or are trolls…backup minutes don’t equate lights out performances in fact it results in up and down play…and jeremy if he is to have a long career must play with a little more consistency, which I believe can happen

  • yeah, noone believes he can stop playing
    No big name FAs will come to LA to play with Kobe

  • blubell

    Like father, like son. You raised him well 🙂

  • yeah, I only thought of you, IJ and tons of Lin fangirls LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    Lakers, Knicks and Celtics suck bad…nba does not like this. Expect interesting things to happen in this years lottery

  • Lymania

    It’s NOT RIGHT???!
    It’s SUPER RIGHT!!!
    (*☻-☻*)

  • I knew you’ll be one of biggest supporters LOL

  • blubell

    He usually does courtside interview, rarely does locker room.

  • Briiick

    I have a similar feeling. Let’s see if Scott will be fired by the time Kobe breaks down. There is no way Lin can stand BS for another season.

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup it is

  • blubell
  • Lymania

    Hahahahahahaha~~~
    I have to say, you got me!!
    (◐‿◑)

  • sport

    LOL except Knicks don’t even have drafts picks until who knows when, no one can “safe” them. Lakers are tanking so maybe they can find their star in there.

  • blubell

    Yup. Googly eyes an all 🙂

  • blubell

    Actually, I almost posted this but went against it for the same reason. But look what you did 😛

  • Brent Yen

    Let me just go roast some coffee beans and move on LOL…..Kind of tired seeing Lin fans try to solve Lin’s problem (if any).

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah why don’t they interview Price?

  • Thanks :]

  • Love Lin

    Its been tough n struggling 4 Lin since he got demoted. The team doesnt hv a plan 4 him, B. Scott cuts his min. n hes been marginalized. Its been hard 2 watch Lin play less mins lately, althou I sorta lost my passion 4 the Lakers game, I still root n scream 4 him in front of the TV. Cali boy enjoys staying in LA, if its good 4 him, I’ll rather see the Lakers release him.

  • :] you just need a helping hand from a friend

  • rookie75094

    I will watch Jlin and only when the rox lose .

  • CJSHYY

    They did today. Check Lakers tweet on what he talked about Kobe… smh!

  • blubell

    They do but he doesn’t give out any interesting feed back… just generic responses… nothing they can use in their report.

  • Promo Sports World

    Ain’t nothing we can do but support the homie and hope for the best…he is living his dream no matter the outcome

  • don’t worry.
    If things stay the same with Lin on bench, he’d probably welcome the trade or a brand new team next season.

    For now, we can appreciate and respect him to keep fighting against bad boss and selfish co-worker. Real life struggle indeed!

  • Promo Sports World

    My Knicks will never win in my lifetime

  • Brent Yen

    And we do not say this like we are losers and are just finding something positive to say. This is the truth.

  • true .. many fans just don’t understand the game
    as for consistency, I wonder what it’ll take for Lin to get back to the starting line-up to get more min.

    Possibly only when Kobe’s health doesn’t allow him to play PG or play well at all

  • Brent Yen

    LOL oh no….live long and prosper, please

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will bc few weeks ago LA Times had article on Mark M that AS coach from Stanford… they show him w Lin talked … somehow I got the feeling when one day Scott’s really out of Lakers he will be the one who is going to take over …. Look at these reporters asked Lin all about team question & BB game. I think Lin will be very important in the future after Kobe is out of Lakers. That’s why Kobe push Lin so much in the team.

  • joyce ward

    The thing with Lin is that he is playing the political game the right way. He will roots for the team if, even if he has an off night, because he all about the the team. I think Lin/Boozer are teaching the team, that you might not be the guy for the night and that is alright, but it is about the team win. call me delusional, but I think that is what the F/O likes about lin. They know that he has a lot of potential and they want to explore it, but on the same token they have an aging superstar with a fragile ego, who is having a hard time of letting go. Kobe thinks that he is still relevant in The NBA and he is not. No matter what he does, it will not make a mark in the NBA media. They are done with Kobe,. Nobody is talking about him anymore. Unfortunately for us lin fans the drama has to play out. I notice that Lin seems to be more confident in his speaking out now. I truly believe that Lin/Boozer are the spokesman for the ( as Kevin Ding posted” downtrodden”)

  • Love Lin

    A brand new team next season? 4 teams in 5 seasons, I know he doesnt like it. But if it 4 his own good, fans would luv n expect it. Yes, keep supporting him is all what we can do 4 him now.. 🙂

  • Love Lin

    Hv coffee at night? I cant, it makes me hard 2 all asleep thou. Enjoy it n move on.. 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Right now in Lin’s interview, he sounds just like team leader or AS coach… LOL! Can’t really say why … but I really think he will be in charge more in the future…

  • joyce ward

    No mater what, I will always support lin. Call me delusional. Lin will be the norm for the future lakers. I think the F/O likes him, but they can’t really say that w/o offending Kobe, but I think the F/O are running two political schemes. They are supporting Lin on the downlow without having to offend Kobe. just my thoughts

  • Brent Yen

    No….I am just running out of beans….need to roast some more

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! That’s exactly what I thought… I know lots of Lin’s fans want Lin out of Lakers.. but I really think Lin will stay in Lakers.

  • TTNN

    I could not see him play for BS and with Kobe for another year though.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what Kobe wants… bc I really think he wants to get another contract in 2016. I guess that maybe part of the reason why he & Scott tried so hard to push Lin out (the best can out of Lakers) bc w/o anyone comes Lakers have to sign him.

  • CJSHYY

    I know I don’t like it either but right now I can’t see any team wants to sign him (w really cheap price maybe) but Lakers & maybe Knicks.

  • Promo Sports World

    He is also broadening his appeal in free agency to other front offices but seeing him stay as a backup in purple n gold can’t be his long term goal.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s been MURDERING Denver since 2012.

    Everybody knows that Denver doesn’t have a player that can athletically stop Lin from getting the whole team going.

    Denver fears Lin because he kills them even when his shooting is off. 4 pts 4 asts is HIGH PRODUCTION for a hated bench player in only 15 minutes, and Lin would have had more if Scott wasn’t trying to DNP CD him.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will back to starting lineup.

  • Promo Sports World

    I can see him signing with OKC or other contending teams (Washington don’t laugh). The two pg system is all the trend right now

  • Promo Sports World

    Skill set says it should be the case but with Price playing well Im not sure

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Kobe played TERRIBLY with the 9 turnovers.

    Denver is a hobbled team missing its best players. They lost because they don’t have their full lineup.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think OKC will need Lin. They have RW & Jackson already. That coach is not even like Lin at all. Waz? Don’t know too much about them..

  • KHuang

    Certain things are NOT FORGOTTEN.

    Kobe Bryant is playing TERRIBLY and the numbers show it.

    Let’s not inflate that scrub Bryant into something he’s not.

  • GoodDayLA

    I believe Lin is a 1 year rental. Do You believe Lin will voluntarily choose to come back to this assuming he has options elsewhere?

  • I only hope that they would pay more attention to Kobe+starters.
    But they probably didn’t expect Kobe+starters would pass the ball and be a real threat.

    Let’s hope MEM will game-plan against Kobe+starters more in 2 days and less vs Lin+bench

  • joyce ward

    I really think lin wants to stay with the Lakers because he is in Cali and close to family. I think Lins knows that whatever teams he goes to it he will be staring all over again.What I do see is Kobe having a hard time trying to stay relevant in a league where everybody looks at him as a has been. They say all the right right things in the press, but most of the players in the league consider him as old and washed up. Tonight spoke volumes to me when the Nuggets decided to double team a bench player. What team in the league has ever done that…just sayin..

  • CJSHYY

    3P shot come & go… he will not make the shot that good in every game. Look at Young or even PB… not worry about that at all. You know Blake was shooting well when Nash was out but that couldn’t even save his job in Lakers…

  • KHuang

    4 pts 4 ast in 15 min is NOT STRUGGLING.

    No matter what haters on the other site say, that’s a SOLID GAME even despite Lin’s 1-6 shooting.

    Superstars go 1-6 or worse in 15 min all the time. We’ve seen Lin miss a few early and then even up his numbers.

    Nobody has the right to moan that Lin “played badly” this game.

  • KHuang

    Price is NOT PLAYING WELL.

    Once again, he got LIT UP.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I didn’t watch the part that JLin didn’t play except 4th qtr. For those watching the game from beginning. Was KB double team like JLin??? I’ve found that very interesting for Nuggets to double or sometimes triple teams on JLin. That was when I knew JLin wouldn’t have a good scoring game.

  • KHuang

    Price doesn’t understand the game well enough to discuss it intelligently.

  • KHuang

    What I know is that the same teams that win the lottery every year will continue to make major league mistakes that keep them in the lottery.

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Lin is a TERRIFIC stat stuffer.

    4 ast and 4 pts in 15 min? Superb production.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We just have to wait and see what will happen when FA comes. Let’s see what teams will make an offer. If teams that we would like JLin to go to don’t make any offer, JLin only can take what is being offered just like 2.5 years ago. R was the only team who has made the offer. He didn’t have the choice but took the offer. Pray this team there are more teams making offer. Then at least JLin has the choices to make.

  • joyce ward

    You have to think in terms of how Lin thinks. Lin is not about the money, he is about who values him. I think he has developed a real kinship with the Laker players. He went out this Christmas and bought them customized headset with their nick names on the. Lin has never done that before and Lin is not extravagant on gifts like that unless he feels t. I think lin/Boozer have become the leaders of the the team and I have never heard Lin speak up as much as he has on the Laker team. I think his team mates have given him a voice to speak for them. I don’t know, but I think lin F/O might have an agreement that nobody knows about. The F/O had an opportunity to offer him up to the Celtics, but they didn’t. I know the Celtics wanted Randle(so the Lakers say) but I thought it was interesting that Lin was not included in the trade. So I will take a wait and see attitude when it comes to Lin and the Lakers. I have a feeling that the Lakers will let the Kobe scenario playout.

  • GoodDayLA

    I love your take, but I personally do not think the celtics wanted Lin in a rondo trade even as the expiring contract. I’m also not sold that if the lakers wanted Lin, they would be treating on the court like this. I hope kobe gets hurt only so we can find out if the lakers value Lin

  • GoodDayLA

    Yes agree

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    For those watching the whole game, was KB double team like JLin??

  • Briiick

    Agreed!

  • Brent Yen

    in the 1st half at half court

  • Brent Yen

    Yes ma’am!

  • Promo Sports World

    Jackson is a goner I think he is a free agent…OKC is intriguing because the backup pg plays strong minutes with RW playing the 2

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Unlike all out to JLin from full court???

  • Brent Yen

    OKC will be too dumb to let go Jackson

  • Promo Sports World

    Price is 3rd tier pg but is playing above that now. Once he regresses to the mean of his career we will see where jeremy stands

  • Brent Yen

    No…not the same. Well they kind of mixed it up…

  • Promo Sports World

    To your point the Celtics wanted to develop Smart so trading jeremy there, unless a salary dump, wasn’t in the cards.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Ok. I was so surprised to see the all out on JLin. He is the bench player:-) Respect or misconception on JLin ball-handling???

  • Brent Yen

    Both I believe. More about respect. Every team knows LAL have a good 2nd unit like starter.

  • Promo Sports World

    Press handles and decision making but to slow down the 2nd unit which plays very well with jeremy as the engine.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I hope it is the respect:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It worked for a while but then they made good adjustments and played well.

  • Promo Sports World

    Harden situation all over again and they can’t go max with him especially with other FA out there (Gasol maybe)

  • CJSHYY

    I think they thought Lakers 1st unit are bad but bench are good. So Lin should be the top target for sure.

  • Philip

    I think Lin will stay in Lakers if they resign him because 1. It is closer to his family.2. He is a faithful person. Just like he doesn’t change his agent. 3. He likes the kinship with the players, like you said. 4. He likes the weather. He said it before he likes the weather in CA. 5. He has a huge fanbase in L.A. Money is not a factor since Lin is already rich. I would say all of the above. Unless there is really another team he likes so much that he can’t refuse, otherwise, Lakers is more likely his team next year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s very true. Lakers starters are the worst and bench is the best:-) What an ironic!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Jackson does not deserve a max anyway. But should get a good contract.

  • JoeTeam

    That sounds great! to stick being a lin fan.

  • Brent Yen

    I mean, this is an AND, not an OR. LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    I wonder if OKC regrets trading Harden and keeping Ibaka….but giving Jackson a boatload of cash is going to be tough

  • CJSHYY

    OKC will keep Jackson bc he is good plus he is a res. FA so they can match any offer he gets.

  • CJSHYY

    He will not get max contract from any team.

  • Brent Yen

    THat was a perfect move. If IBAKA gone, OKC stand no chance to final.

  • Briiick

    Lakers can’t trade Kobe, but at least they can change the coach for next season if they want to start rebuilding, which is the only possibility that Lin would sign with them.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know what u meant but I just hope it’s more for the respect:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS is hired because of KB. So, the only way for BS to be gone is chronos takes KB out of NBA for good. Won’t be either/or but both need to be gone in order for Lakers to be rebuilt.

  • Brent Yen

    Their rebuilding start with Kobe’s retirement

  • MoominFloren

    Kobe? may be. But not for BS for sure, you can tell from his body language that he’s not OK with BS’s bs. An incompetent coach in his eyes.

  • TTNN

    Lin give his teammate headphones in Rockets too. So, that’s not special.

  • Briiick

    That is right! Lin was double-teamed as soon as he got the ball, almost like in the last few minutes of a playoff game, so strange.

  • MoominFloren

    Are those customized like Lakers?

  • joyce ward

    No he didn’t that was harden…; get a clue…smh

  • Brent Yen

    THat was a good move…not really starnge. If I am DEN’s coach, I would do the same thing.

  • Pete Roces

    Exactly!

  • Brent Yen

    During the double team period….I think it was actually Boozer, Sacre and Young being caught off guard more. haha Boozer as a VET woke up sooner than others…

  • joyce ward

    Why not take Lin. He has an an exp ring contract. Smart maybe starting, but so far this year he has been injured. Lin would have been a great backup. He had an expiring contract. So your argument doesn’t work. It was stated that Celtics was looking for expiring contracts.

  • CJSHYY

    Since I didn’t watch the whole game, did Lin get double team the whole time?

  • joyce ward

    Please do research before you come out with a lame azz statement which your know nothing about..smh..

  • Brent Yen

    for the 1st stint….and selectively in the 2nd stint…

  • Briiick

    That was the old plan. But things are getting much worse than FO had thought. They failed to realize that Kobe would not be able to bring up the TV ratings. I guess the FO could change the coach sometime before next season and have the new coach put Kobe to the backseat.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This was the first time JLin gave teammates Christmas gift.

  • CJSHYY

    But Lin didn’t have lots of TO so he seemed to adjust well then?

  • Brent Yen

    I hope so…..but I will not bet my money on it.

  • bolero

    Let's get something clear. Media goes to Lin no matter how he plays because besides Kobe, he's only one readers/viewers care about.— Nathan Gottlieb (@zukovka) December 31, 2014

  • Brent Yen

    That TOV was a crap call too. There is no adjustment needed. There is a reason why NBA teams do not do full court press often.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops Joyce. Believe you replied to the wrong post:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w what he said but I also think bc Lin is #2 guy in the team even coach didn’t treat him like one but FO sure think so… bc who got the interview it’s all from Lakers to decide not reporters.

  • Brent Yen

    I finally know what is the root of the problem. Simply just because not enough ppl on this site who voted for LINSANITY!!

  • Tey Ling

    Saw the game in LP, thought it was funny that Lin had to be double teamed in the 1st half. He played a fair game for his shots were not in. Price were sharper with his shots hence his more playtime. In the 4Q the starters nearly lost the game if not for the foul calls for Kobe to stop Denver onslaught. Nevertheless am happy Lakers won.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I continuously vote for 15/5 after JLin isn’t a starter anymore:-) Before that I always voted 17/7!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    So….Baby Lin had a good game 19p 11a 2 tov….in a W….I guess life is fair..in a sense.

  • Brent Yen

    So you are part of the problem….oh com’on!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really? FO makes the decision on who should be interviewed??? Thought players should be available to be interviewed in locker rooms and reporters would choose who to go to???!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    GSW Game report as it relates to Lin fans:

    1. we all hate it when Lin gives a great assist and someone chokes it, and I saw up close even with great teamwork and a massive win, a couple of grimaces.

    Draymond Green took a 3 and missed, and then Speights followed but missed but got his own oreb and then put it in. Was Green smiling? Nope, he was bummed for not getting his stats. Nothing bad, as he was Mr. Teamwork pretty much, but just interesting turned around sort of not happy with himself instead of happy for Speights.

    Iggy made a great pass that Speights was fouled on. Yep, Iggy was bummed he didn’t get the assist.

    2. I was paying attention to Livingston coming off the bench for Curry, and one thing I noticed in a live game (had seats low so saw faces and could hear callouts) you can easily not get your stats. Livingston was playing great, dishing when he could have pushed it for the rim. He traversed the rim once wide open for a reverse layup, but he rocketed it out to the side for a Curry 3. So yeah, as someone said below, if you are off the bench and have limited mins AND play team ball, you can easily not score much. Livingstone had a quick 3 and couple of buckets to get to 11.

    So going to a game live again tells me I’ve been too much TVing it and really, Lin is doing great in context with how bad LAL is in teamwork, now fast the game is, and how fast the stats and efficiency drops if you have limited bench mins and you are trying to make the team shine.

    3. Another thing I noticed … team spirit when someone goes on a run. We don’t get that on TV at all. Speights was doing great early and everyone was into it. Later, KT was hitting, but it was less spirited because he always gets his. Finally, when Babosa started hitting, the crowd and the team went wild, almost going to him. I feel on LAL Kobe doesn’t let that happen, but on the 2nd unit, Lin helps Booz get that, etc. You’d have to be there to really feel it and I’ve love it if some LA based fans can write about that sometime.

    Now I get to read all your posts to find out how it went today … looks like par for the LAL course. Next …!

  • Frank

    who?

  • Briiick

    I remember there was a clash of powers right before the Showtime, and the old Buss changed the coach and handed the team to Magic. Let’s see how the young Buss’s handle the situation.

  • Brent Yen

    There are PR person controlling interview process. But I think you are right.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin’s younger bro

  • Frank

    ohhhh he nba material?

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure….never watched him play. I know he is a better shooter than Lin is. Per Lin’s mom

  • blubell

    My vote was “defensanity” but it was the opponent that went defensanity against Linsanity. Haha.

  • Brent Yen

    So you jinxed his game!!!

  • CJSHYY

    I thought PR will tell reporters to interview the players sure not by the reporters choice.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No idea. For those who knows this process, better enlighten us!!!!:-) Really curious about the answer.

  • MoominFloren

    I voted 22/8…..that’s linsanity figures. Guess I’m not the problem lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t know about you but I just can’t stand the look on the face of Kobe, the arrogant, stuck up above everyone else like he’s the god of all basketball. So sad for me that have to watch him because I don’t want to miss Lin’s game.

  • Brent Yen

    M….we will see…

  • Frank

    Lin is a pretty good shooter
    interesting

  • Brent Yen

    Haha…..I thought most fans would Love Lin acting like that….have swagger, taking shots, looking for heroism….

  • Frank

    I cant stand byron and price more

  • nice slow-mo of Lin’s pre-game shot.
    Sounds like many will hit the replay on this one!

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/550192237632430083

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Really????!!!!

  • blubell

    Come on… we fans need to stick together and collectively point fingers at the incompetent coach and an aging veteran who can’t simply let it go. Deal 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Nice one…..

  • I saw that .. and realized this guy loves the limelight so much that he will get depressed soon when he doesn’t play anymore.

    Sad but Father Time keeps knocking at the door. Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock!

  • Brent Yen

    I just feel everyone is finding Lin’s problem, so I figure I should do the same…LOL

  • Love Lin

    Some ppl always magnify his flaws n ignore how hard he puts efforts into the games. When fan feel down, u always hv us 2 look optimistic. 🙂 Thx 4 the words.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t stand both BS and KB especially when the pics and cam zoned in to their faces. I quickly switched it to other tab when I saw it.

  • blubell

    He actually does all that with humility not arrogance like Kobe. That’s why we love him. He plays the right way and positively presents himself.

  • Briiick

    Wow, that is a fluid form, trading faster release for higher release point.

  • Brent Yen

    I just hope he can turn his body more..

  • blubell

    If you do you that then you’ll become my problem and I would have to hit that blacklist button 😛 … but I’m sure psalm will unban you for whatever reason. LOL.

  • CJSHYY

    I think w/o double team Lin can make a good game tonight. smh!

  • hm, do you know if Harden/Ray Allen turn their bodies more?

  • Brent Yen

    They sure did…

  • Brent Yen

    Yes ma’am!

  • JoeTeam

    question for tonight’s game … double on Lin … was he effective to distribute, or did that grind 2nd unit to a halt? Did 2nd unit effectuate the win, or did Kobe 1st unit do it? I noticed Hill finally played a good game (been about 2 weeks) … did he contribute to win?

  • MoominFloren

    Layup

  • Acbc

    I’m with you Joyce. Linsanity forever.

  • Acbc

    I think LIN would jump at an opportunity to play for Spurs at whatever capacity.

  • Brent Yen

    looks good…to bad he missed it….

  • spiderman

    Jeremy helped Beverly’s game (although Beverly wouldn’t acknowledge that), and I’d bet Lin is having a similar effect on Price

  • Acbc

    Good for you Khuang, yes sir!

  • Acbc

    Usually it’s the ladies telling the guys “hey, my eyes are up here”.

  • MoominFloren

    oh really? I didn’t watch the game…love this pic and his kicks look nice

  • octaviaaa

    Jeremy gave headphones to his Rockets teammates on Valentines day.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Just waiting for “boom”. Not wishing, just waiting, at this rate.

  • Acbc

    It’s time for LIN to ride the stationary bike on the sidelines to keep warm. Show the fans and BS that he can’t be frozen out!

  • Brent Yen

    I forgot…but…maybe he can only do that in a home game?

  • spiderman
  • Acbc

    Kobe’s been so bad lately that they wanted him to shoot. LIN has been the one leading the second unit to save the day. So it was a sound strategy…..EXCEPT, lin had a great game so everyone here knew it was going to be punishment for daring to be player of the game. That’s what Denver didn’t accounted for. They DIDNT need to shut LIN down. Scott did it for them. Just bad scouting IMO

  • MoominFloren

    Let me try to use Japanese algebra to explain the BS game plan on Lin…

    1. Want to win = longer leash
    2. Want to lose = short leash
    3. Home games / national TV games = longer leash
    4. After a good game = bench next game
    5. Starters doing great = sit the whole bench
    6. Starters doing ok = sit Lin only
    7. Starters doing bad = use Lin as minimum as possible
    8. Kobe / Price doing great = sit Lin
    9. Lin getting hot = take him out
    10. Lin turnover = take him out
    11. Davis on court = take him out
    12. Throw an alley oop = take him out
    13. Phantom call on Lin = take him out
    ……
    Anything else I miss ?

  • Acbc

    No your wrong, a win with Kobe the hero is just plain bad for the team for the long term. You have to think what’s best for the Lakers long term. Kobe needs to stop being such a selfish sob and BS needs to stop being such a suck up. Every time these two win, the team loses long term. It’s already bad for the Lakers, can you imagine these 2 being in charge past 2016?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really?? 2013 or 2014?

  • Philip

    I have to add that i don’t want Lin to be with Scott and Lobe in the same team. I hope what I guessed above was wrong.

  • Cookiemole

    Just a couple thoughts on the way Lin shoots layups. I notice that he uses his back to impart last second velocity adjustments. For example, when he drives to the basket, he arches his back during his release to slow down the ball and compensate for his forward velocity. I do feel like his shooting is affected by the health of his back. In the long run, I have no doubt he will regain his touch.

  • kauaiblue

    What?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    14. Jeremy making other player not named Kobe look good = take him out.IMMEDIATELY.

  • blubell

    15. Name: Jeremy Lin = take him out.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    16. Undrafted Asian-American who graduated from Harvard = take him out.

  • Jedi

    17. Sound too smart in Locker Room Interview = Half his minutes next game.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Friends from Down Under! Among the first to welcome the New Year 2015!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes we are:-) Just finished watching Sdyney live fireworks (slightly over 11 minutes long):-) Waiting for Brisbane one in about 45 minutes:-) Have a blessed New Year to all JLin fans around the globe.

  • KHuang

    Price is still a 3rd tier PG playing like one.

    His starters are getting pummeled far worse than when Lin was in there.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I am going to the Count Down. Welcome 2015 in 2 hours time. Stay strong and healthy.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy 2015 Melody! I have around 3 hours left until 2014.

  • grover chang

    Let’s be fair. This game Kobe was not selfish. He shot 11 times and 11 assist. This is only one game but unless he is injured Kobe is not going anywhere. Would you not want Kobe to shoot only 11 to 15 times and win versus 30 shots and lose? If Lin played well we wouldn’t care about Kobe and if Lin played well I think he would’ve finished the whole fourth. Next game he will play better. His shooting has just been up and down this year. (Shrug)

  • grover chang

    Awesome picture. Thank you. I think Sydney has the best firework show.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Glad u have found the great pic. Actually I like this year one much better. Another 5 min is Brisbane one. Don’t think we have as nice one as Sydney:-( Anyhow it is still a good one:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Disappointed there is no live Brisbane fireworks. Anyhow I did stay up for passing the old and enter the new year! Indeed pray that it’s a better year for JLin and all his fans!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Don’t think I can stay up for your turn:-) Wish you a very blessed New Year!!!

  • sport

    Except Old Buss was in sole power while Young Buss Siblings are in a power struggle. No need to contemplate, if Lakers want Lin they will make him the best offer over other teams with a new coach.

  • Brent Yen

    I think it was simply that NBA installed some device in the ball so they can control who make and who miss…LOL JK

  • CJSHYY

    In the last day of 2014, don’t forget to vote for Lin in ASG by tweet, FB & http://www.nba.com/allstar/

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Here’s to a blessed 2015 for our little community! May 2015 bring us prosperity and (good) surprises!

    (@psalm234:disqus I changed the photos for the Twitter header and made it really wider. Hope Twitter won’t stretch it)

  • kauaiblue

    Happy new year isabel and everyone!

  • kauaiblue

    Happy bew year!

  • CJSHYY

    Happy New Year!!!

  • MoominFloren

    Happy New Year from Hong Kong!!! Wish you & your family a prosperous, wonderful & fruitful year of 2015!

  • Tey Ling

    Happy New Year 2015 from Malaysia to all Jlin fans all over the world.

  • Acbc

    It is just one game but at the same time Kobe is the control freak deciding when and where anyone plays. His TOs are so bad as ball handler that 11 assists don’t make up for it. This is as always about Kobe setting himself up to look good and not about team building. KOBE COULDNT CARE LESS ABOUT THE TEAM. IF HE DID, HE’D MENTOR LIN AS HE HAD PROMISED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON. What we’ve seen is an all out effort to bury Lin behind the bench.

    My hopes for a good kobe to emerge is long gone. What he is doing is manipulating the team by a coach that plays favorites instead of merit. The pattern of punishing a good performance instead of rewarding it is why I hope the Lakers go on a long losing streak.

  • Brent Yen

    The way LAKERs do high post entry shows how incompetent their system is. Lin was forced to just take a long 3…WTH…could not even enter the ball…

  • BobbyH

    FO people should know about this, right? They should be knowledgeable enough to differentiate talks from walks. Whatever BS talks, I never see the walks. Especially about his outdated system. But does FO really know this and value Lin and even be sympathetic about it? I doubt they care.

  • Brent Yen

    As FO…they need to think more than just what coaching staff has in terms of their system. To be fair, this LAL squad is not exactly that cohesive anyway..

  • BobbyH

    You meant FO and BS not that cohesive? Any signs that you see to suggest that? From my view, FO is just being silent and being passive.

  • MoominFloren

    ..

  • Brent Yen

    I mean players…FO knows what happens….BS knows it too.

  • sport

    Lakers are tanking so I doubt they care, keep Kobe happy until he retires then start rebuilding. With Lin’s stats this season I’m seriously worried he would get poor contract offers next season that doesn’t guarantee his starting role. Don’t think i can handle another new contract of this bias coaching and unfair treatment of Lin!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy New Year @kauaiblue:disqus!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy New Year @CJSHYY:disqus1

  • GoodDayLA

    Baby Lin seems cockier than Jeremy. But I believe baby Lin can be more easily broken than Jeremy. The 2 older ones give me the feel they can withstand more hardship than the younger one just from seeing them on tv and stuff

  • Brent Yen

    I believe they are equally tough….if that is what you are saying…LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    Haha ok.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy New Year @teyling:disqus!

  • GoodDayLA

    We will see in 5 months if the lakers and Lin really like each other. I hope Lin doesn’t resign if next year is more of the same. This is 10 times harder to watch than Houston lol. Kobe is not going to get hurt again. domique Wilkins played like 5 years injury free after his Achilles. Kobe is now taking games off too so it will be fine.

    Kobe should just get allow himself to be traded to New York for draft picks and young talent and Amare expiring contract.

  • Brent Yen

    DNP-CD yr!!!!! JK

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Tsim Sha Tsui Avenue of Star? Hong Kong Island?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Happy New Year @moominfloren:disqus & @singaporebbfan:disqus!

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe could make the playoff in Nyc, save the team, and be the New York man! He must see this. Fisher is more Kobe buddy than Scott! Carmelo is a good #2 for Kobe to play with. 2 ball hogs make it right!

  • Acbc

    Lets just say that I used to have nightmares about how to initiate the offence by making an entry pass to the high post back in 69. This was a system dating back to the 50s. You can get away with it if you had a Tim Duncan or maybe Kareem but most of the bigs can’t handle the pressure.

    This really shows how BS is stuck in the past where the first move of the offence is to take the ball out of the quarterback’s hands and give it to the grunt to decide what at to do!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    @IsabeliJane*17 Wonderful & Fantastic 2015. May all your wishes come true in this new year!

  • GoodDayLA

    Lol starting role? Be happy if Lin gets minutes off bench next season!

  • MoominFloren

    HK island, Wanchai

  • GoodManChaRie

    I am hoping the owner and management is supporting Lin and helping Lakers’ business grow. After all, they are running a “show” business so the drama of Young, Lin… vs Kobe should help. I also hope more and more Asians in US and Chinese/Taiwanese in Asia will show their support to Lin so the owner/management of Lakers will know how valuable Lin is, money-wise. JLin is so unique, I don’t think there will be another Asian/Chinese/Taiwanese player like Lin in NBA, say in the next 20 years?

  • GoodDayLA

    Many Lin fans are new to Kobe and lakers. I am not. lakers are doing nothing wrong or out of ordinary with Lin. This is just how bad they have been the last 3 years now. The team is a mess since old Buss passed. Last years team was Kobe-less and had Lin been on the team, perhaps Kobe would have left this season due to Linsanity 2 last year. But nope the timing is all off.

    Mitch is an honest man and said Lin is just an expiring contract. based on knowing Lakers for over 30 years of watching, I predict Lin will not return. I also do not think Jim and Mitch want him even if Jeanie does.

    I believe there is a 80% chance Lin moves on, unless Lin gets to show LA what he can do for over 3 months.

  • GoodManChaRie

    Yes, I hope Lin will play for Spurs with other “international” players. I think the “race” won’t be a huge issue in Spurs. And the team basketball of Spurs is perfect for Lin.

  • KHuang

    I’ve followed the NBA for decades and will tell you that owners, GMs, AND coachhes are CLUELESS.

    If basketball people in the NBA were more knowledgeable, the entire NBA would look completely different and the level of play would be vastly higher.

  • Tey Ling

    Why Jim and Mitch do not want Lin back?

  • Allen Wayne

    Are there other NBA players that have fan websites like this? I googled KB and didn’t find it. Neither for Lebron.

  • Tey Ling

    Sincerely hope the New Year 2015 is a new beginning for JLin with more play making more playtime and more winning ways.

  • Jeremiah

    You’ve got it backwards. Who cares if the Lakers want Lin? So long as Kobe is able to play for the Lakers, Lin should avoid this team like the plague.

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe couldn’t exist playing with Lebron. They would butt heads. Carmelo might be the only star who could play with Kobe but would resent, in private, being the #2 while putting on a happy face to the public.

  • GoodDayLA

    shows how crazy Asians are about their breakout star, doesn’t it?

  • GoodDayLA

    um, u need me to spell it out? Ok, because they don’t think he is that good of a basketball player. They also need guys who can play with Kobe and all shine together. May be impossible to find that PG, but they will keep trying.

  • Jeremiah

    No it shows how much injustice and drama their breakout star is subjected to, which leads to endless topics of conversation.

  • GoodDayLA

    I think it’s a bit of both.

  • the crazier thing is how many non-Asians are hard-core JLin fans.

    It’s enough to make us pause to ponder what JLin’s fighting through as underdogs resonates beyond the color of our skin, Underdogs come in different colors :]

  • Happy New Year!
    Eat some great food for us :]

  • Allen Wayne

    Did Yao Ming have something like this? He retired in 2010-11ish.

  • Happy New Year! Linsanity 2015!
    Thanks, IJ. It works but I think twitter still covers it with header. It’s okay :]

  • Happy New Year, Melody!
    May 2015 bring lots of blessings to you, Lin and all of us Lin fans :]

  • I have to agree with you. DEN knew Lakers has the best bench in the league and discounted Kobe+Lakers.

    In a way, Lin successfully became a decoy.

  • LAJane

    Maybe we all tend to notice others like ourselves…the way toddlers are attracted to other toddlers like magnets even when other entertainments are on offer. So maybe because I’m non-Asian I just delusionally see other non-Asian fans like myself rooting for a breakout spirit as radiant as Jeremy Lin is. I could well be wrong that the reason there don’t seem to be such devoted fan site for other players is that so few of them seem to be more than basketball players but also beacons of light in a generally corrupted world.

  • Brent Yen

    Shows how good lin is

  • Jeremiah

    If his health demands it, Kobe can and does modify his game. He switches from this mad-dog chucker mode, throwing up like 23 bricks on 37 attempts, to a mad-dog PG mode in which he gets double digit assists but cancels them out with double digit turnovers. In one case he monopolizes all the offensive possessions, in the other he takes the PG role away from Lin. Either mode is suffocating to Lin’s game. There is no way Lin would willingly sign to play on Kobe’s team ever again.

  • deesee5

    You mean 15-16? Lol. Still got awhiles away.

  • deesee5

    How would Carmelo play with Kobe? Wouldn’t they butt heads as well? They both want the ball.

  • Brent Yen

    I think what Kobe did is one thin. Lin probably values more on what FO and coaches think of him. Idk what they think about him, but I think lin knows it and he will act accordingly in this coming summer….

  • Jeremiah

    I don’t get you Brent. What does it matter what anyone thinks if Kobe prevents Lin from being able to operate?

  • Brent Yen

    Because what Kobe does is just being a bad team mate. What Lin needs is a team that really wants him. Kobe can be gone, team that really wants him is just rare. Not saying lal is that team. Just saying this operates at completely different level.

  • Jeremiah

    True, but I’m just ruling out the Lakers so long as Kobe is still playing. The Lakers see Kobe as a goose who lays golden eggs and they give him carte blanch.

  • Spot

    Happy new year friends and lin fans too.

    We don’t know what next year will bring to Jeremy. All we can do is pray for him, support him and make him feel loved, even in tough times.

    Happy new year to everybody

  • Spot

    Well said psalm !

    Not asian but still lin fan 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    I think the only few reason lin stays with LAL are,
    1. A good contract,
    2. FO somehow can show their faith in him,
    3. There is simply just no other offer.

    What lin is fighting against is not ball hog teammates or imcompetent coaches, he is fight against the racial bias, the twisted perception. The only way to change it is somehow a team that is willing to do it for him. Idk what team that is, I have not rule out LAL yet…

  • Jeremiah

    If only 1 and 2 are true (3 is false) AND Kobe is still “kicking” then Lin should NOT stay with Lakers. He cannot waste a whole additional season waiting for the Lakers to show faith in him. What Kobe does to a team is above and beyond all the “fight against racial bias, and twisted perception.” In fact Kobe prevents Lin from proving to anyone that he is a great player. Even his fans start to lose faith.

  • winner

    Happy new year to all! Hope this new year, JLin will keep healthy and be able to bring the best out of him. Go JLin!

  • Brent Yen

    No…but without Kobe….there is Price, Beverley….and the list might go on and on. I am saying the root of the problem. Kobe problem is definitely NOT beyond racial bias.

  • JoeTeam

    it’s interesting to read you loud and clear on this issue. I see it too, and it makes me confused because Lin has fans that brings money, league has tape, etc etc. Maybe subtle culture freeze outs on court, maybe Christian non-Christian player (or even Bible-based vs liberal) dunno.

  • JoeTeam

    How many crazy Asians do you see?

  • JoeTeam

    I can’t find a good place for guys like Kap or Curry.

  • JoeTeam

    Seems to me Lacob is learning fast.

  • joyce ward
  • Jeremiah

    I don’t think racial bias is unavoidable. On the Knicks, the problem was Melo. On the Rox, the problem was M&M. On the Lakers, the problem is Kobe. IMO, if Kobe is gone, the problem will be gone. But even if there are other obstacle on the Lakers besides Kobe, all I’m really saying is, Kobe is insurmountable. Lin must escape from him.

  • JoeTeam

    Got the NBA Curry 30 shirt for my son last night. Shy beaming smile at the arena … Just a placeholder until Lin gets free of this speed bump. Wish I could get the NYK17 white. Neighborhood kids v dad this afternoon!

    http://store.nba.com/Golden_State_Warriors_Kids/Youth_Golden_State_Warriors_Stephen_Curry_adidas_Royal_Blue_2014-15_New_Swingman_Road_Jersey

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe, Melo, McHale, Scott, and Dolan ,,,,they are just the “realizations” of the bias problem. There will always a guy, or some guys. Those Guys simply just push Lin down in terms of his rank on a, say, selection list. The problem is really about

    When I am the guy to make the call, who am I gonna pick? The Asian guy? or Black Mamba, or Melo? or Harden? or a pesky defender who played oversea or another pesky defender who averaged 4 pt in his 10 NBA seasons. Those ppl simply just happen to be on the Lin’s career path. It can happen with Rubio, Wade, Ellis, Thompson, etc……..if it so happen to be them as Lin’s team mates.

    Lin is perceived as a good back up PG…hence all the planing from a team to him will most likely asking him to be a good backup. Why? because of his perception. Why is his perception like that? Partially because of his last name. The is a way deeper problem than how bad a teammates he is working with.

    Let’s say Kobe is not on this team anymore, then indeed it is Lin’s chance. Not because he is top of that selection list, but because that list is too short. Like the same list in NY when MDA finally had to make a decision.

  • JoeTeam

    KT those 25-29 games. Oh, wait …

  • Briiick

    Lakers need to marginalize Kobe next season with a new coach, or face empty seats, no eyeballs and sponsors’ backfire. Their situation is still different from Knicks where Melo was still a star physically.

  • Brent Yen

    I believe ppl sees how good he is or how good he can be. But it just when you really need a franchise player, will you bet your money on him or not. HOU paid him 25mil because HOU was rebuilding. There is no pressure of winning. Once a star comes, second star comes, a star made on that team. Lin is long gone.

  • JoeTeam

    Then let us hope for Lin having v efficient stints and make the right deal this summer.

  • Frank

    Lin isnt a franchise player anymore at this point
    He was during Linsanity
    NYK had him as their franchise player

  • Brent Yen

    Yes. But the definition of good is different from ppl to ppl. Lin is totally in audition mode right now. That is why, IMO, he is so focused on being a good team mate, making right plays. He makes sacrifices hoping for a better employer….

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, MELO was, and still is. Plan and simple.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, and his interviews are 10x better today. His management team has him doing media training and mock interviews, as I imagine. It’s not just a 20s kid coping and hinting at forces he cannot discuss. There is a backbone that is being well implemented in the past few games, starting say with 3rd game after benching. First couple of games, the interviews were unformed with hurt showing through. Now it is professional, genuine face expressions, and with intent!! Hey! Let’s Go Lin!

  • Brent Yen

    He just has to work hard, work his way up. Can be failed….but still…worth doing so if he loves the game.

  • Jeremiah

    First of all, Kobe is unique. Lin played alongside Melo and he played alongside Harden. But compared to Kobe, they were child’s play. Second, if you believe that “there will always be a guy,” then there is simply no hope. I do not believe that.

    MDA tried Lin as a last resort but once he saw the result he was sold. Melo was able to destroy that because, like Kobe, he had absolute power over the franchise. The fact that they gave him $125 mil over 5 years shows that, like Kobe, Knicks think Melo is a cash-cow and you must give into his every whim. Maybe I can state it in a way that you will agree with: Lin has to find a team that has a supportive coach AND does NOT have an anti-Lin star who wields absolute power over his franchise.

  • Brent Yen

    There is hope. There are 30 teams in NBA. What Lin needs is a chance to make his perception better. He got 1st one in NYK, which turned him from a Asian who can not ball to a player that belongs to NBA. This was a huge change. It took Linsane production to achieve that. Perception can change over days if the chance is coming. Plenty of hope….

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, Lin is today better off than on the 2010 DLeague bus. Tryin’ to see another like him. I want him to do better than Delly in Cavs. I like Ginobili’s rings for him. I’d love to see him with the starting rock and for a team like SAS with strong backups who who know his skill level and are happy to build a long term run. My friend who has more bball insider ties says NBA is nowadays a star sport, but the game itself has always been and will be a team sport. Insiders are then seeing both. Wish fans would demand the team sport as much. Most fans want to see the highlights, scoring, and wear the shirt.

    So as I meander on this post, it’s up to us to spread the word on team sport, which is what Lin is unique in the league on, and so even insiders true opinions can prevail. Team first, business 2nd, stars for draw 3rd. Stars cannot win games, we know that. They can put the last bucket in sometimes lol.

  • Jeremiah

    Ok, then I’m saying Kobe will not give Lin “a chance to make his perception better.”
    If Lin continues to play with Kobe and the Lakers next season, by choice, then even his biggest fans will be broken.

  • JoeTeam

    For those of you who love bball, Mareese Speights is having a breakout year. Not sure if it is Kerr or just the right time. Look at the year over year stats for Mareese. Lin has massive potential with new coach and slight change in focus. That’s all it took for Mareese.

  • KHuang

    Not fast enough.

    He won’t sign Lin.

  • Linja

    Changing coach? really ?
    BS is hired to prop up KB and usher KB to, who know, 3 or 4 more years. KB is not retiring.

  • JoeTeam

    Sadly true. I don’t think they have the room, salary space, and always the Kerr history that we talk about here. I don’t mind, I don’t want to see Lin as Livingston.

  • Frank

    Melo, Tyson and Lin were their big 3

  • Jeremiah

    I agree. Once the Lakers are positive that Kobe is no longer a star physically (and we’re not there yet) they will marginalize him. Either with a new coach of by giving BS new marching orders.

  • Brent Yen

    More like “Kobe will not let Lin to be THE GUY”. It is just so happen that you can not suppress a guy just 50%, you basically just throw him to bench….So yes the outcome will be the same. I am just saying the reason of it is different.

  • Brent Yen

    See where is Tyson now…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Speights has not completely change his image yet….Let’s hope he does. Everyone in the NBA is good at bball one way or another. There is just not that many chance for them all..

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    Do you think Lin should go with LAL (if they offer of course) and just to ride out the next season too?

  • Frank

    draymond green is having a bgger breakout year

  • joyce ward

    Yep, i do snd I think he will. He said himself, he is a cali boy, besides i think heknows it will be the same wherever he goes

  • Brent Yen

    I have not rule out LAL either, not like it is my career tho LOL. Let’s see how it goes.

  • joyce ward

    I saw a friend in the hallway a few minutes ago and he and he thinks that lin will stay and he thinks kevin love might come here and all lin/love has to do is wait for kobe to retire and then the GM can put pieces around them .Also he use to be an avid Kobe fan, not anymore.He said he tried to give. Kobe away in his fantasy league and nobody would take him. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I hope this will be true…

  • CJSHYY

    But Kobe said he didn’t want Love to Lakers? I also think Love maybe will come bc in Cav he’s not that important….

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will stay…

  • Jeremiah

    I think you’re saying that Lin has to find a way to impress despite limited minutes off the bench. He may get only 6 shots but he can’t go 1-6. He has to consistently make at least 3 of them. Never mind being a PG, playing PnR, having the ball in his hands, needing time to get into a rhythm, Lin has to impress unconditionally. If I agreed with you, I think I’d lose hope. 🙁

  • Brent Yen

    My point is getting shots is not the only way. But yes he has to impress…If he becomes a scoring player…it is actually easier to knock him out due to there are too many “scorers” out there.

  • JoeTeam

    I just checked … not really but close.

    For raw output:

    DG: 986min, 360 pts = 0.37 ppm
    MS: 509min, 353 pts = 0.69 ppm

    Last yr:

    DG: 1796min, 511 pts = 0.28 ppm
    MS: 985min, 508 pts = 0.52 ppm

    DG: 32% ppm production increase
    MS: 33% ppm increase

    That’s just one factor, points.

    For efficiency:

    Speights has a step function increase in efficiency by ~41% over avg of last 6 yrs, depending on what fantasy scores you use.

    DG has similarly ~31% improvement over his first 2 yrs, with 2x higher standard deviation between years (so that improvement has much less confidence of being statistically true).

    Take any fantasy scoring system you want, as long as it factors in other stats that are available and efficiency in terms of time on court.

  • JoeTeam

    What’s his image? Would love to know because every time I call him out, ppl grimace. I first noticed him last year as a fun loving big who generally had big production but suffered from PT availability and a system that didn’t go to him. This year, he established himself and dare I say … I bet he can outplay Hill. Tolling you but not really …

  • JoeTeam

    Hand it over, Kobe! So you know you won’t get Malone and Kareem. Does that mean a ring? You need Lin, not some other 2 divas! You need a team to get you the win because Divas will want you on the bench except for 22-25 mins final dance. Think about it please.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, and if Kobe has a retirement transition plan, Lin’s management should be in there working with Kobe to not only get the K, but also the rock.

  • Tim Pham

    yep. yaomingmania

  • golfhacker

    I don’t believe anything he says.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL. Kobe in my league is not worth it either. Too risky to play him because “we’re trying to win here.” whine you know who …

  • Lymania

    My new year wish is hitting a mega jackpot. If I do, I ll donate one million to Psalm’s portal.

  • Lymania

    And it’s the year of the sheep, if anyone interests to know.

  • GoodDayLA

    GREAT post.

  • GoodDayLA

    He doesn’t want a ring that badly. He’s rather stay the “MAN” on a losing team.

  • GoodDayLA

    NO. This is LA, where drama reigns over false promises. Look at Houston. All lies to Lin. Fake promises.

    Do what Nash did, take the $$$$ and run.

  • GoodDayLA

    You do have a point it is likely to be the same wherever he goes. Yes, he is a CALI boy, but sometimes you do best when you are uncomfortable. Lin would prefer CALI and I would too but for some reason I believe he is best off in the North East or PAcific East OUT of his comfort zone.

  • TTNN

    If Scott is not leaving, I don’t see Lin stay. Even if Kobe left. And if it will take another season for Scott to leave, why waste time here.

  • GoodDayLA

    I do agree with this post. Lin looking like a beaten down empty soul is not good. He is better of being eloquent and having backbone and showing even more charisma and charm than he has. He is on the right track.

  • GoodDayLA

    Melo is passive agressive but more efficnet than Kobe. It woudl work though Melo would hate being #2.

  • GoodDayLA

    EXACTLY. NBA Shelf life is too short to give up YEARS in waiting.

  • JoeTeam

    Calling all sheep! This is your year lol so no beta rants please.

  • JoeTeam

    Sad but prob true.

  • Chipdip

    Kobe won’t last for too long and he would be lucky if he can past Feb as an active player. Jeremy will continue has tons of road blocks ahead this year. Wishing him luck and cheering him on as always. Happy New Year to all Lin fans.

  • Linja

    agree 100%.

  • JoeTeam

    when did Lin ever look like a beaten down empty soul? The most I’ve ever seen is he’s bummed for yet another loss and inability to contribute. I’ve sat benches wearing out holes in my shoes fidgeting to get in. That’s not being beaten down.

  • JoeTeam

    I would venture to guess Kobe’s at an age where the best in sports medicine cannot carry him past any one other injury. My personal experience as an amateur was playing better and better, smarter and smarter, but fighting the age thing because younger dumber guys come up and they dive on your knees (Bev anyone?). Then it cascades very fast, because one injury leads to another when you are older. Then comes the doc … if you don’t stop now, you will be in a wheelchair at 65. At some age, you make the choice to stop competing because life is too short.

    That’s what will free lin if it’s this year … kobe starts to see life is short. Though he can still milk out 1.5 seasons, he can decide to back off and play the effective old-man’s game. Last nights stats were, though, very much the ‘fix’ for the ‘addiction’ that someone so well wrote about.

  • joyce ward

    That’s the spirit. I really am so tired of these so called “lindowner” fans, which are just mostly lin critics.

  • joyce ward

    Scott’s job is only as safe as Kobe’s next injury. I bet Mitch has already made some calls about a new coach.

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree. I go you one better, I believe that Kobe has already re injured himself, but he trying to put on some selfless act that he is going to stick it out for the team. (rolls eyes)

  • LOL I would certainly set up a charitable foundation to award ‘Lymania’ fruit baskets to poll winners to honor you :]

    Happy New Year to you too!
    You have a knack with numbers so I won’t discount any chance for that Mega Jackpot yet haha..

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, that’s so funny to read. You might be right. Diva acts. All I know is, once one joint weakens at over 35ish, all it takes is a 2″ longer pass that you reach for at the sideline, then stop fast, and you tear a meniscus. The sooner kobe starts to play as a team, the longer he can play at this level. That’s what I mean by competitive ball … if you are playing for fun, you just let those balls go. Oh, wait … lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    2014 was more downs than ups for me as well as being JLin fan in a sense. Pray that 2015 is more ups than downs for me and JLin and all JLin fans! Have a very prosperous and blessed New Year everyone!

  • Steph is a good friend of Lin and a good guy so he’s pretty good role model too.
    Enjoy the precious father-son moments :]

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, let’s see lin and your own trajectory be steadily up and up!

  • Happy New Year, @disqus_IFBkFbRLrH:disqus :]

    Yes, true friends and fans are those who are around to pick you up on tough times.

  • JoeTeam

    the whole “but Jesus, I only see one set of footprints in the sand when my life was hard” “My son, that was when I was carrying you.”

  • yes, we’ll definitely pray for your health to be on the upward trend as Lin’s health and journey :]

  • Dorothy

    I still don’t get it how BS and Kobe can sleep at night knowing they are ruining Lin’s starter career by purposely wasting Lin’s talent and reputation at his contract year. Do they even have consciousness?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a great New Year Spot!!! Good to see you here.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They are too engross on their “chronos” issues to care for anyone.

  • Spot

    I bought one too. Curry and Stockton. Think they’ll be my last ones, apart the lin’s ones. But i will not buy the lakers’ jersey for now…

  • Spot

    Even if i don’t find time to post, i still read you friends ☺

  • JoeTeam

    V smart choices!

  • sport

    Dude Melo wouldn’t even team up with his buddy Lebron as #2, let alone with Kobe the ball hog!

  • gum

    A Happy New Year to JL’s fans including Paul F. Villarreal who is missed very much. With a great anticipation I am eagerly looking forward to his first video in 2015! From Northern Virginia

  • Yascar

    http://instagram.com/p/xQP0pWr_X4/
    Cheka this out guys. Lin completely ignores Kobe! Definitely all is not right.

  • deesee5

    Last post of the year. Hope everyone will have a happy new year! A little over 6 hours left here in NorCal. Have fun, be safe!

  • MoominFloren

    He did give his hand but not looking at him for sure

  • winner
  • true. I think he gave a low five blocked by Kobe’s body
    But Lin definitely knew Kobe sent him to the bench so he can play PG

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Obviously a clash of personality. Wow JLin has matured. Good for him.

  • Buon anno, Spot :]

    You’re definitely one of hard-core faithful Lin fan!

  • Chipdip

    I sincerely hope Jeremy won’t sign with Lakers next season. I would love to see him to play for a small market team and average players. The team play that Jeremy is so good at will be refreshing for the NBA to watch and win many more games than people would believe.

  • Chipdip

    3 hours away for East coast folks… oh boy… another year slipping away from me…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s right. You still live in an “past” year. Half of my new year has gone here in Brisbane:-) Have a very blessed New Year!

  • Acbc

    Hey JT, that hypothesis I proposed wasn’t mine after all. It’s one of those memes that has stuck in the back of my mind for a long time. It came from a book on a publishing label called Human Kinetics. The book is called “Competetive Fire”. It had interesting ideas but it took a very negative slant on sports and competition. The writer really focused on the obsession aspect of atheltes to such a degree that it’s almost a neurosis. While it’s true that Jordan got cut in high school and it shaped his competitive edge, that doesn’t mean he’s neurotic. Of course he points to Jordan’s obsessive gambling.

    I’ve always felt that sports had a very positive aspect to it. It took me a long time to understand how to line up my thoughts to negate that notion that great athletes must feed off negative emotions of rejection and vengeance.

    In the last 15 years, teaching tennis to kids have changed dramatically. We don’t focus on teaching techniques anymore to youngsters. We have borrowed “end result process” teaching from early childhood education. Whereas educators may focus on the joys of learning, we teach the joys of play. Part of this change was survival because kids just weren’t interested in tennis lessons. Adults and parents take tennis lessons to learn. Kids just want to play.

    Kids want to skateboard because it’s cool but it’s also because it came about out of play. There were no rules. There was only pure play. I’ve seen it with kids waiting in lines to hit a couple of balls. They pick up a loose ball and start trying to hit it on the edge of the racket to see how many times they can do it. This is pure play. Skateboarders started a sport by this exact pure play mode of creating tricks with their boards.

    IMO, sports at its purest is just play, like a game of horse on the bball court. It changes into something dark and sinister filled with greed, jealousy and lust for power.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good to see you in a new year! Just haven’t seen you for a while. Wonder how have you been.

  • spiderman

    Bring it in, Bring it in:
    I want everyone to tank with their heads up.
    Make Kobe look good

  • Baxter Holmes helped his readers to understand what Kobe desires to be “shooting guard/point guard”, which has the effect of demoting Jeremy Lin to be a “reserve point guard”.

    Bryant is in a similar stage, and said that the recent time off was good not only to recharge his worn-down body but also to break down his game. He said he’d like to focus more on being a shooting guard/point guard, which he said will take less effort and energy.

  • pero_square

    Just popping in to wish everyone on JLinPortal a Happy New Year. Better things are on the horizon, I can feel it. Let us keep supporting Jeremy in a positive way!

  • MoominFloren
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Really????!!!!

  • Tey Ling

    How can a duo role be less effort and energy?

  • The instagram has the missing hashtag of #presson
    , which is a reference to “I press on toward the goal” (Phil 3:14) verse

    Jeremy wants to encourage his fans to know that he hasn’t given up and will keep press on toward the goal!

    Instagram link:
    http://instagram.com/p/xSum4yuP0X/

  • The instagram has the missing hashtag of #pressingon

    2014 was a year of many blessings and many hardships, but im grateful for the journey. Thankful for the past, excited for the future! Happy New Year!! Ephesians 3:20 #bikergang

  • It’s reading between the lines but it’s right there in the article.
    I don’t think it mentions Price at all :]

  • I think it means if he’s tired shooting, he can choose to pass the ball to his Charmin teammates :]
    so no time to play D either

    Yup, that’s about it. He needs to touch the ball in every possession basically

  • Happy New Year!
    Yup, there’s light at the end of the tunnel of Chronos! LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Must admit that I have no desire to read anything about BS and KB this day:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Very “sick” aging player for unable to let go.

  • MoominFloren
  • Philip

    I hope Jeremy can go to a team that he is happy to stay with. If he is happy, I am happy. I want to see him smile. Very simple.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Tey Ling

    Read many a times Lin being labelled as inconsistent. Question: does these “commentators” knows what is the number of points per what number of playtime to consider it otherwise? If I am not mistaken this unfair labeling was first mooted by the Lin haters from Rox and it has loosely being used till now.

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go!

  • Briiick

    That is still too late. Audience are running out of patience.

  • JoeTeam

    I love sports, acbc … it’s a lot of things, ying and yang. From rules to busting a move, obedience to defiance, creative to just receptive and all that. It’s mostly a safe way to learn about life and philosophy. Selfishness v nobility. Ah … much to do, enjoy, admire in play and sports … happy new year.

  • JoeTeam

    What if Lin signs with LAL, Kobe fades gracefully, Lin/Davis show, etc. I wouldn’t mind Price backing up Lin if he can score >10 pts hehe. Ah well, pipe dreams.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hope 2015 is a great year for Jeremy. I’m not sure it suits the picture but that’s all I’ve got.

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/550486857738248193

  • Sophie Paris

    Too hot for my shirt?

  • JoeTeam

    Happy New Year, Psalm, Mods, and friends at JLPortal.

    Below is what the rains have brought. May 2015 give you what you need.

  • PPP

    Happy New Year to all. When you are feeling down about Lin, watch this:

    http://youtu.be/-6fb9nI2fGQ?list=PLmlVBoxO2-bePYuAoHyn8s_QFK5MMfEow

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe won’t last says who? Do your homework on all NBA players in last 20 years after Achilles.

  • GoodDayLA

    Wishful thinking gets you nowhere

  • jolno

    I think the recent surprisingly good games (judged by box scores only) by Price showed us how much being empowered by your coach and your teammate can do to a third-string player. Unfortunately, the high-end game by Price (such as the Nuggests game) is not better than a normal game by Lin (the game against the Suns). I really hope Lin can find a team willing to empower him so that we will be able to see Linsanity level games consistently.

  • Chipdip

    Happy New Year to all my fellow Lin fans. If you still feel sad about Lin’s situation, please don’t be. Jeremy has become a better player than his glory days in NY. His situation is “temporary” ( I know it’s the third season …) and he is continuing to improve under these adverse environment. Things can only get better for Jeremy and Lin fans in the future. Lets’ see how this 2015 will bring us! Go Lin Go!

  • Chipdip

    It will be!

  • BobbyH

    Happy New Year from NY. Hope and belief are the most powerful medicine when facing adversity. New year, new hope and the same belief, that Linsanity is not a fluke.

    Happy New Year, Lin’s diehard fans!

  • Tey Ling

    Calm Linsanity down? No no no for Year 2015, let it explode!!

  • TTNN

    Go Lin!

    This bike looks too small on him. lol, this is the XL size?

  • Keith

    Happy New Year

  • Guest
  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    New thread is up. Let’s not dwell in a old bad game thread. New yr, New Hope!

    Happy NEW YEAR!! Everyone!

    http://www.jlinportal.com/?p=7627

  • JoeTeam

    Star Wars? ha ha. Traitor.

  • GoodDayLA

    And some Lin fans think Lin will resign? Ha

  • GoodDayLA

    Post game where he looks beaten down

  • GoodDayLA

    Yao Ming mania

  • GoodDayLA

    Hope so.

  • LAJane

    Can’t believe Isabeljane hasn’t chimed in on this one! 😀

  • LAJane

    Well, there you have it. Finally saying outright who the point guard is.

  • LAJane

    Great post. Lot of very compelling research on the tremendous developmental value of play…but which really gets overshadowed by the focus of almost all cultures on accomplishment. Both sports and dance have developed to the point that they are almost indistinguishable in their edge-of-human-ability athleticism. Which of course leads to injury. In the case of sports, the “assets” are valuable enough for a lot of money to have been put into sports medicine research and healing techniques (which dancers have tangentially benefited from). The science information has in turn been SLOWLY changing the traditionally harsh and less efficient coaching techniques…BS’s stone-age practices being an example of the lingering old school. Jeremy works hard but smart, and clings to the sense of PLAY in his sport that keeps him motivated and persistently improving. His capacity for joyfulness remains even when shadowed by circumstances, and inspires so many in turn.

  • Lymania

    Will you include my jackpot wish on your praying list? ^_−☆