G38 POR @ LAL Game Thread

Here we go. Round 2 with Lillard+tired Blazers who had a game the previous night.

Let’s hope Lin’s chemistry with his teammates keep growing and we’ll enjoy another great game from JLin!

Whatever it might be, keep Smi-Lin & Let’s Go JLin! 


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JLin_Triumph

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Go JLin!

  • blubell

    Go Melody! 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    2nd?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL! I was planning to check when the game would start when I saw the new thread:-) Happened by default:-)

  • joyce ward

    3rd—-YAY me___

    OK some thoughts. I posted in the other thread:

    Let’s just think about this: Kobe has missed the last 2 or 3 games because he has some soreness. Really. He hasn’t been practicing and he has been resting so why is he still sore? I personally don’t think that scott has talked to kobe at all. I think he has gone silent on him much like Nash did. I bet Kobe has spoken with Mitch about what’s going on with him. I think Scott is completely in the dark with Kobe. I think that is why Scott is dissing the players, saying Swaggy P needs to come to practice early to get up some shots, or saying Davis/Hill were not putting forth any effort in the last game, that is why he put in Black.

    He was mad that the players lost to the Clippers because Kobe was inserted back into the team and didn’t contribute at all. They were down by 40 with Kobe, and Lin brought them back within 15 pts. Then Scott’s moronic contradicting statements that he makes is embarrassing to the Laker organization. Jeannie Buss is playing the political game with the I support Byron, because she is the only that said her father wanted Scott to be a coach for the Lakers one day. She was just giving lip service. Then today she gets on twitter and ask the fans to be patient and please stay a Laker fan.

    Now you know something big is going down behind the scenes if she has to resort to the social media. Then you have Pat Riley coming out vouching for Scott putting down the players. Why is he even giving an interview to the Lakers press, because they played the Clippers. This has been a bizarre couple of days in the Laker organization…..and the plot thickens….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Third! @blubell:disqus was second! All ladies got the first 3 spots!!! We’ve done well:-) Men are too slow today. Hopefully JLin unlike men here is going fast and steady in this game:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    thats because as you (i think) pointed out they opened up the thread without telling anyone; playing to the ladies i think.

    also for me i never actually can “see” a new thread when it open only link to it from someone on the old thread saying: “the new thread is open”–but then i have a lot of problems with navigation here.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I really like your plot thickens….:-) Agreed with what you are saying here. It becomes even more bizzarred as each hour passes. Something is cooking and we can smell it:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    i have no idea whats going on and wouldn’t pretend to speculate but im just content in seeing that old old most famous phrase ever….in sight frequently once more.

  • lleepar

    We should know in the next couple of hours whether Kobe will show up for pregame warmups.

    It’s really hard for the rest of the team to get mentally ready for games because they have no clue as to which teammates will be on the court with them, how many playing minutes to expect, etc.

  • webattorney

    Quick, what’s the latest on Kobe starting? Maybe Kobe got an indigestion while eating Kobe steaks?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Sorry to hear that. What is the main problem of unable to find the new thread? What I normally do is
    1. Sign in http://www.jlinportal.com/
    2. Look at the farthest left on “Latest Posts and Threads” and click it.
    3. Get into the newest thread on the site.
    Hint: Always keep 2-3 tabs on http://www.jlinportal.com/ so that I won’t lose the previous thread:-)

  • joyce ward

    So what kobe just runs in and says I am here.LOL

  • webattorney

    Many players’ happy expression will just drop to being depressed.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont have the technical ability to even read thru these directions. i just find my way here or wherever eventually. even a blind chicken gets corn sometimes.

  • 1mtoldman

    everyone loves (lives) to see those words…. “and the plot thickens”. its the first thing i remember from “that other” abandoned site. always makes me feel comfortable like something historic to remind us of stability.

  • joyce ward
  • webattorney

    Didn’t know the football player guy liked Lin?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Ok.

  • joyce ward

    You know that they are nervous that he might show up. Scott looking scared because he doesn’t know what’s going on…LOL

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha. This is better than day-time drama.

  • joyce ward

    Lin has a lot of non Asian fans on twitter. They like his fast game.

  • webattorney

    Which he rarely gets to show in Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    Ryan Ward @Lakers_Examiner about 36 minutes ago

    As for the Lakers, Wes Johnson will be back in the starting lineup tonight. Still no word on Kobe’s status. Remains a game-time decision

  • joyce ward
  • webattorney

    Wow, what a drama queen. Does he expect a big cheer when he suddenly comes out of tunnel after first quarter? Kobe and BS not cool with each other, I think. Kobe trying to make BS suffer.

  • 1mtoldman

    searched the twitter-sphere and thats the latest thing i could find; as it says 36 minutes ago.

  • webattorney

    Is this good or bad? Is this the MJ?

  • joyce ward

    You guys are funny☺

  • chan c

    Lol @ Drama Queen.

  • jolno

    The latest episode of “Will Kobe play tonight?” still hasn’t ended yet. It is actually kind of sad that the only way for Kobe to attract attentions nowadays is through his drama off the court rather than his play on the court.

  • joyce ward

    That is why I say that Kobe hasn’t contacted Scott. They are waiting to see if he shows up at game time.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We like your “plot thickens…” Hard for me to wait and see as I like to know the end even before I begin to read a story/book:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. BS is a lot more nervous than we are. Like JLin’s attitude. We know what we are doing with or withot KB:-) The only one that doesn’t know what to do is BS.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, lin did say that in his interview yesterday. He was very diplomatic about it.

  • webattorney

    Lin should be appointed an ambassador to China or Taiwan, given all the practice he had being diplomatic about assh*le people and organizations; he would be great at it. Lin wouldn’t even say bad thing about North Korea or its leaders.

  • joyce ward

    You know it has to be frustrating for the players and the coaches, when all he does is show up and not run thru sets with the team, and disrupt everything that they have set up.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Something is really really really cooking.

  • webattorney

    I wonder whom he contacted?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS gave the news.

  • jolno

    Finally the wait is over! It will be interesting to see how BS is “coaching” tonight. Will he be in survival mode lol?

  • webattorney

    ok, just news, no reason?

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • joyce ward

    My man Kevin Ding with the 411…LOL

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    As long Lin finishes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Something is really cooking now.

  • Brent Yen

    Full “my bad” mode?

  • webattorney

    What a BS: I have been saying all along that Kobe getting too many minutes. You telling me BS didn’t know that? Sounds like an excuse.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    25 minutes a game as we all said

  • joyce ward

    He is really kissing Kobe’s butt….

  • blubell
  • or something has been cooked =)

  • webattorney

    Yeah, taking the fall. A cover up. And you telling me Kobe doesn’t want to play through some pain, etc.? Doesn’t sound right.

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    or someone (or 2)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    could be. Hope we will hear the “NEWS” soon.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL KB is done now.

  • jolno

    LOL, Kobe is never wrong, so someone got to be the fall guy. Lin already took the fall earlier for playing too fast and was demoted to the bench. Good thing Lin already overcame the demotion and thrived in his new “role”.

  • 1mtoldman

    never were two initials so appropriate.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    BS is still in denial mode.

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    BS says “I was wrong” only when Kobe is involved. What an as*.

  • I guess we learned that CHRONOS is the Chef and BScott is the Sous-Chef

    Someone should feel afraid .. very afraid =]

  • Brent Yen

    lol well this clearly shows the pecking order….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Someone should:-)

  • webattorney

    This is a true BS. Everyone knew Kobe should not be played that much. It’s plain and simple that Kobe wanted to play long minutes, but now that it’s clear Lakers going nowhere, Kobe doesn’t want to. Something IS up.

  • John Lee

    Let’s see how much longer that crockpot lasts before it cracks…

  • Mike Trudell is good to restating the obvious (that BScott missed)

  • joyce ward

    This is the F/O prolonging the announcement that Kobe is done. They will keep the fans hanging on that he will come back. Now Scott is in a catch-22, he has to win some games to keep his job.LOL

  • Kobe: “BScott, I want you to spell W-R-O-N-G” LOL

  • webattorney

    U really think FO is trying to force Kobe out? Or has reached out to Kobe to hint that he should retire?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    The plot thickens:-) Retirement announcement or similar should be out soon.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Should be soon. Don’t think Lakers will allow this to boil for too long.

  • webattorney

    My respect for Kobe would shoot up, if that happens.

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    BS really scared and concerned that without Kobe, his job will be gone. Watch BS play Lin more now.

  • John Lee

    BS kneeling before His Kobeness.

  • joyce ward

    A couple of things could be going on, Kobe is really tired and his game has fallen off tremendously and he is very prideful. Kobe is such an egomaniac that he is reading the bad press about himself. Or the Lakers maybe are trying to broker a deal to buy out his contract.

  • webattorney

    If Kobe retires, my respect for the guy would shoot up dramatically.

  • webattorney

    Maybe he wants to save himself for the last hoo-rah for his final All-Star game.

  • John Lee

    Too late for that now. Shouldn’t have piled all those bodies under the bus and burned bridges.

  • bolero

    LIn should be beasting tonight..

  • webattorney

    Lin will forgive; Lin a Christian.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t know about that. He has looked so bad in regular games, and the Allstar games are when the Stars go all out. Besides these are younger players running up and down the court fast, and well you saw how mad he got when lin was gunning and running. I think he might just pass.

  • chan c

    Not so long ago , reading posts like – “It’s hard to be a Lin fan these days…” , or “If Lin continues to play scared or lazy or scrub, i might as well withdraw my support”. In other words , the gloom and the doom were the order of the day (at least , in other sites).

    These days, it’s brighter and better. Thanks to Lin smiling , laughing, jumping and pumping a lot more. Those have translated to great games.

    Today, i’ve never been more excited. The kid is finding his groove once again.

    Let’s go JLin!

  • Briiick

    I guess Kobe is blaming Scott for his poor performance in recent games.

  • blubell
  • JW

    It’s just so strange that during preseason, they keep saying they need to keep KB’s minutes in check. Seems that went out the door when the ball hit the court.

  • joyce ward

    No the Lakers should making them run hard up and down the floor because they are on a back to back and they have tired legs.

  • webattorney

    What?

  • joyce ward

    So it’s finally coming forth now, the real truth.LOL

  • webattorney

    Shutting Kobe down for the season? What does that mean? Retire or what? A trouble brewing? Wow, news getting better and better.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, if he does, he will gain some of respect back but not sure how much.

  • bolero

    shutting him down soon. i hope sooner. to save his legacy..

  • JW

    Wow. All-star is in Feb, rite? that’s still a long time that they are saying he won’t play at all.

  • joyce ward

    Sounds like it. I think kobe has went the way of Steve Nash…LOL

  • CJSHYY

    The only game Kobe will show up it’s ASG then? I believe he didn’t want to play for Lakers this season.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think they got the idea from the knicks hinting they might shut melo down for the season.

  • webattorney

    Shutting down forever? Doesn’t make sense to shut him down this season and bring him back for next.

  • webattorney

    But Melo injured. Kobe just old.

  • Alaingrvis

    feb 13-15

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They talked about this prior this happened like they knew how to prepare for next season and so forth.

  • JW

    Maybe he’s just smart. He knows playing rite now is not helping his brand. ASG is different. And looks like he’s letting BS take all the blame.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Byron still trying hard to make it seem like he’s in the driver’s seat!

  • joyce ward

    Because they are not. Kobe is done. They are hoping that Lin/Young group will keep the fans coming so when he does announce his retirement, it won’t sting so bad, and the fans will understand.LOL

  • webattorney

    They are talking as if Kobe is ready to play for 5 more seasons.

  • webattorney

    I agree it’s a possibility. But u think Kobe wanted to retire, or FO reached out to hint to him, and Kobe upset so he is not playing.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. Very delusional! BS is completely in denial mode.

  • Briiick

    You’ve got a good point ! I bet the FO thought about exactly the same thing.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s their plan… I thought this is coming but not this fast… Good. I hope he will not play for the rest of season. Now I can watch the full game…LOL!

  • joyce ward

    Guys, Kobe is not playing in the ASG. Kobe wouldn’t be able to keep up the pace with the rest of the players.

  • JW

    That’s just stupidity on BS part.

  • JW

    He just needs to show his face and play a few minutes.

  • joyce ward

    He has definitely gone into self preservation mode. Kobe must really be mad at him. I think more of kobe’s wife(Vanessa) has probably gone off on Scott. LOL

  • webattorney

    Why would Kobe be mad at BS for playing him too much? That’s what Kobe wanted, no?

  • Alaingrvis

    asg game really isn’t a real game.

  • Brent Yen

    At least no defense needed in MSG…he can just chuck a few shot…

  • JW

    Yes. Enjoying the new star, Ronnie Price. jk

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s in NYC… all the media will only around him if he shows up just talk….

  • joyce ward

    That is all about keeping the season ticket holders buying the tickets because eventually they think kobe will come back.LOL

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Is Kobe mad at BS, so Kobe is retaliating by not playing. Or has FO reached out to Kobe to hint he shd retire. If former, why is Kobe mad at BS? After all, Kobe played long minutes because he himself wanted to do that.

  • Briiick

    Both.

  • joyce ward

    When have you ever see Kobe take the blame for anything that he has done. So right now,He is probably blaming scott with you were the coach, you were suppose to look out for my health.LOL

  • JW

    Really doubt it’s BS wanting more minutes. KB is the one wanted the minutes especially in the beginning to break the record. BS is just a puppet.

  • webattorney

    Agree 100%.

  • james brown

    he know whats happening inside locker room. He’s smart and wise not to be affect by it. he’s just waiting for the moment, thats why he’s smiling again!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB is in anger/blaming mode

  • joyce ward

    Have you seen how competitive the players are playing that game.please

  • webattorney

    I guess more facts shd come out. I respect FO more if they did so, but I don’t know why Kobe shd be mad at BS when BS is his puppet.

  • JoeTeam

    Kobe – keep $X, we retire your jersey, be a consultant to the org, part of the club in some way. Key is now much he keeps and what that club thing is. Then he retires in peace. He already proved to himself he cannot contend anymore, and there’s no way to last 4 more seasons to get Malone’s scoring. No team will let him jack that many shots up, unless he goes to a tanking team.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Why would he be mad at Scott? who has been his humble servant for this whole season

  • james brown

    so he really need the help of everybody, and should cater to all the players to their strength and not be stubborn if he really wanted to be the coach of the lakers!

  • webattorney

    Someone said that, that’s why I am asking. I agree that Kobe shouldn’t be mad at BS because BS his puppet.

  • Alaingrvis

    i think he will remember magic played after getting hiv

  • JoeTeam

    might as well. Go to practice the week before. Start his investment and business life while he’s got a salary.

  • webattorney

    WTF? Doesn’t make any sense what he’s saying. BS is acting as if he has power over Kobe and he made Kobe play that much when Kobe didn’t want to. He really thinks everyone is dumb like himself. So BS now expects us to believe that BS “made Kobe” play long minutes?

  • Brent Yen

    Did he make any sense b4?

  • webattorney

    Ding’s post doesn’t make any sense.

  • Rookie75094

    Are you talking about basketball?

  • JoeTeam

    Lin, Black, Booz, less sacre, helping Swaggy heat up, Kelly. Yay, Just give them 5 more mins.

  • james brown

    and bs sing praises to Jlin also during the beginning of this season, but what happen to the singing now- different tune! is he a pathological LIAR or JUST a liar? LOL!

  • blubell

    Is that a trick question? …. nvm. lol

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    Here we go.LOL

  • webattorney

    Maybe this is the reason? Love said I ain’t playing for Lakers with Kobe on the team. Love isn’t the franchise player though.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is from an NBC Sports article, published on Oct. 16 of last year, after Kobe and BS reached agreement on a minutes per game target for Bryant. At the time, Scott said it would be “between 30 and 40 minutes” :

    “…. But Kobe playing 30 minutes per game would be an unprecedented accomplishment.

    Nobody so old has ever missed so many games and then played 30 minutes per game the following season. The 36-year-old Kobe, who played just six games last season, will try to become the first. Of players Kobe’s age, only one has missed a majority of his team’s games and then played at least 30 minutes per game the following season. Patrick Ewing played just 26 games in 1997-78 and then saw 34.2 minutes per game the following season.”

    See : http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/16/kobe-bryant-and-byron-scott-agree-on-unprecedented-minutes-per-game-for-lakers-star/

  • joyce ward

    I think Ding is trolling him .LOL

  • blubell

    Man, these divas…. smh

  • webattorney

    Good job, Ding. Troll BS more. Media on an attack mode against BS.

  • joyce ward

    Please kobe will throw you under the bus, which he basically has done to scott. He will never admit publicly that he blames scott, but he will should it in his actions.

  • Alaingrvis

    doubt this. his worth is way down has played real bad. he will likely stay.

  • james brown

    there really was no sorry at the beginning, so to speak. BS is stubborn (if his word are true that he’s sorry and such was not HIS PLAN to fast pace KOBE’s retirement) for he already knew what was RIGHTING to do at the beginning of his coaching JOB at the lakers but didn’t do it. A person with less forthsight of things cannot react immediately during the action..that explain his lack/Less of reaction game in game out!

  • joyce ward

    Maybe. Also somebody over at Lakerground posted that Mitch likes lin,and he thinks that he will offer him a fair and decent contract as backup PG.

  • james brown

    But scott says, its because of your 32,000 pts..???LOL!

  • webattorney

    I think people saying Lakers is not an option for Lin is flat out wrong, if Kobe goes out, and the choice is between backing up for Lakers or backing up somewhere else. Besides, if I were Lin, I would be wary of any team telling me I would start.

  • Alaingrvis

    depending if he gets a shot to start and they develop him. if not lin will leave

  • Rookie75094

    Bs should be in Egypt right now to be in the Nile. ..hahaha

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not really. Just having fun here about who got here first:-) Thought @psalm234:disqus was going to make an announcement on the pregame thread but then when I didn’t see it after few minutes chatting with Nathan in Twitter, I decided to post the new thread. When I returned, I saw @moominfloren:disqus and @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus. Just joking with men being slow:-) Sorry to offend men.

  • joyce ward

    Look at the bench, those guys are getting better because they are letting lin lead them. I think the LA media likes the dynamics of Lin/Young. If the Lakers are smart they will showcase them much like they do Bledsoe/Dragic.

  • If JLin scored the 100th pts again tonight to give Laker fans free tacos, will he be known as the “Taco Hero”? =)
    #TacoSanity

  • webattorney

    Personally, I don’t think Young all that good now; he needs to know when to shoot and when not to shoot. Guy thinks he’s Curry, but he’s not.

  • Jeremiah

    We finished our tacos!!! Clap Clap Clap! We want some more!!! Clap Clap Clap! More tacos please Jeremy!!! Clap Clap Clap!

  • bolero

    lol

  • blubell

    Jeremy likes food so it is a win win 🙂

  • joyce ward

    Unfortunately, I don’t think any GM will sign him as starter at this point. Lin has to build back his image and play well here in LA on a big stage if they offer him a decent contract.

  • spiderman

    The groove was never lost, despite attempts to marginalize. Truly Lin doesn’t need fair-weather fans just as none of us need fair-weather friends. I’m sure he appreciates the fans who support him through the ups (as well as downs).

  • webattorney

    I agree GMs will not take a chance to sign Lin as a starter. He needs to let his play do the persuading.

  • james brown

    yeah Jeremy has forgiven BS, but that doesn’t mean, JLIN will again get the BYron STONE and hit his(jerremy) head again. He knew how BS played him before….. unless , Byron told jeremy about what will be going to happen before the season and asked to be patient and stick around till the coast is clear.thats an impossible fairy tale to believe?

  • joyce ward

    I think hanging with lin/booze will settle him down. I think we are going to see a lot of lin/black in the Pnr.

  • webattorney

    Taco should get Lin as a spokesman.

  • webattorney

    I love Black’s game and personality. Never seen a black athlete guy as humble as him. I thought he was faking it, but it seems a true humbleness. Seems like he also believes in God’s plan and is willing to work his but* off. Spiritually and game wise, they really fit well. Wouldn’t be surprised if they become spiritual brothers.

  • blubell
  • nodomo

    wouldn’t it be ironic if they shut down Kobe after ASG and the Lakers go on an incredible linsanity run and make the playoffs?

  • joyce ward

    Yep, the NBA is not there yet. They are comfortable with him being a backup. BTW PG’s available for next season: dragic,reggie jackson,brandon jennings, and lin

  • blubell

    That is the definition of Linsanity lol

  • Rookie75094

    Troll, troll, troll your boat….

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree

  • absolutely!
    Jack-In-The-Box can use new slogans:
    “Lin-In-the-Box”
    “Taco is the Linning Way!”

  • james brown

    there are these still fair weather fans now singing praises and glee because its JLIN’s ups…hope they realizes that Life’s not only going up , and its natural tendencies that when something goes up, it has to go down somehow! so we shouldn’t always just look upward but see it coming down with care and appreciate that struggle and be with him wherever he landed at the moment.

  • Alaingrvis

    i agree but young is help full for a guy who can make a tough shot when its needed

  • yeah, food commercials will be perfect for him.
    He got KFC sponsorship in Asia already :>

  • joyce ward

    Yep, i like the last game when lin was going around talking to the indiviual players on the court when they had a break, and you know what, i like lin coming off the bench because he can actually gage where the deficits are and go in an attack. Scott has to win some games now, because kobe is not here anymore.LOL

  • Linja

    (Had to re-post this, if I may.)
    So I heard BS was saying he “Made a mistake” of playing KB too many minutes in the beginning of the season ?
    Don’t believe a word he uttered.
    They(KB/BS) were gunning to break MJ’s record at the expense of the TEAM!
    Now they will go into sunset together.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. I am so impressed by Black’s personality and humbleness that I am rooting for the guy. I like Kelly too. Davis also. Very similar to Lin: Doesn’t diss anyone and has faith that things will work out while working hard.

  • joyce ward

    Me too. Now that Kobe is not there, they might tear it up.LOL

  • Jeremiah

    We were synchronized that time!

  • John Lee

    Jack-Lin-the-Box sounds better.

  • Alaingrvis

    with kobe in jepordy lins chances of starting again goes up although i prefer him with the bench guys. also his minutes will go up

  • james brown

    better fit with JLIN…:)
    Bye BYe HILL and Sacre!!!!

  • Jeremiah

    Why prefer Lin on bench in the absence of Kobe?

  • webattorney

    Great slogan.

  • JoeTeam

    very tough for Lin to see the true fans because there are so many in thick and thin. No biggie, karma is what it is when it is.

  • John Lee

    Many Spurs players, past and present, are fairly humble.

  • joyce ward

    Because he does not mesh well with lazy hill, and Wes.

  • Perfect!

  • we’re just hungry haha..

  • JoeTeam

    This year is a bust.
    If Kobe is on his way to retirement, then Lin on Bench is best for Lin and team. Next year, 2nd unit starts, and lin has a real K not a backup K.

  • webattorney

    Shame Panda Express not using Lin as its spokesperson. 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Messing with chemistry is not good. Lin is getting into grove with bench.

  • Jeremiah

    They can be moved as well. Anyway not a good enough reason to give up starting IMO.

  • joyce ward

    Watch the laker fans turn on Scott about playing Kobe too many minutes.LOL

  • JoeTeam

    fun name, but not really great Chinese food.

  • james brown

    need to indoctrinate that the era of KOBE type has to be thrown on his syastem and let the flow of the game come to him. He needs to learn to pass, thats he suppose to think right now!

  • Jeremiah

    C’mon.

  • MoominFloren

    Just swap the whole bench & starters will be fine

  • blubell
  • james brown

    if given the chance, LIN-Davis / Lin-Black will the forefront of the starters and the bench!!!

  • Jeremiah

    Exactly. TY.

  • kittyhead

    I think Lin got less mins without Kobe playing bc BS played his beloved snake head even more.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    Suns Grizz in final mins of OT. B Wright on first game there got more mins and played better than in BOS. Just goest to show, it’s how a team uses a player.

  • Jeremiah

    Lakers w/o Kobe could reach .500 tonight.

  • james brown

    still walking humbly for now, just let us see if in the future with media running over him if the same tarick will emerge. We know fame corrupts the minds of everybody if you are not strong on temptations!

  • joyce ward

    F/O knows that the bench is the saving grace for this team. I think the bench players are going to play the bulk of the minutes, because Scott needs to win some games because if he doesn’t the kobe fans are going to eat him alive. That is why he was apologizing so profusely to the reporters because Kobe isn’t taking his calls or his texts.

  • JoeTeam

    not for a long time, right?

  • JoeTeam

    Let’s see if and hope that you are right!

  • Jeremiah

    They are 2-3 can go to 3-3 tonight

  • joyce ward

    Yeah right, that will never happen with Scott.

  • JoeTeam

    oh, I’m after the real record to see if they can grind it out into the playoffs. This Kobe with w/o is already proven, but good point.

  • james brown

    well, we all saw also how he was and is being marginalized..so there’s a chance that there’s a team that’s also saw these things and are just waiting for the chance.

  • Jeremiah

    If Kobe truly retires, I’m very sure it will.

  • Frank

    they already are

  • Jeremiah

    To make playoffs they would have to win 70% of all remaining games. That means play as well as Houston’s record till now.

  • Briiick

    Coaches are Charmin too used by Kobe.

  • Frank

    chinese place at the mall food court is way better

  • blubell

    I’m not gonna lie… I got tacos from Jack in the Box today…

  • JoeTeam

    let’s see who lets the dogs out!

  • james brown

    GM’s will definitely try to short changed jeremy, But if there are more team that will signify interest and compete to get his services, neither are the marginalization and the short change will change the fact that you are a hot commodity and reeking the BEST Price for the opportunity to play for your team!

  • blubell

    Can you even call it Chinese food?

  • John Lee

    American Chinese food.

  • Frank

    if they can win 42 games this season
    thats a big accomplishment in the west

  • blubell

    Serious, who let the dogs out?

  • JoeTeam

    they say Panda Express is focused on a service. I guess if I was hungry and it was McD, JackBox, Wendys, or Burger King, I’d do Panda Express, then JackinBox. McD would be last.

  • Frank

    tastes nothing like real Chinese food but much better

  • JoeTeam

    OMG, Phx/Grizz 2OT.

  • bolero

    Kobe had lots of time to twit.

    Congrats 2 @DrinkBODYARMOR's #AndrewLuck, @RobGronkowski & @RSherman_25 on advancing! #UpgradeYourSportsDrink pic.twitter.com/cGr3EsqH3P— BODYARMOR SuperDrink (@DrinkBODYARMOR) January 12, 2015

  • Maknusia

    cant wait to see those 2 going… hope to see good minutes today

  • 1mtoldman

    i kept thinking why isn’t phnx making a run; it took them long enuf but eventually they did. zach randolph has been memphis scoring and he hasn’t played for awhile and seems to have run out of gas late. gasol has been nonexistent and phnx has i.t. running the point at the end.

  • Maknusia

    I would throw Kelly in there as well 🙂

  • joyce ward

    I am just going to keep low expectations for this game because scott is doing his freak out thing, there is no telling what to expect from him tonight.

  • Maknusia

    TacoLin — TacoLinning

  • Maknusia

    lol…unpredictable, thats for sure….lets see

  • Maknusia

    wow wow

  • Jeremiah

    If Kobe really retires, that changes everything. Lin can play well with every other Laker including Hill, Young and Wes, especially if the coach starts trying to win instead of only trying to make Kobe look good.

  • JoeTeam

    No me, I’m expecting some BLin-g!

  • Maknusia

    that means winning 50% of the remaining games…hmmm

  • Rick Johnson

    Just put the bench plus Davis as the starting lineup. Enough with this charade.

  • wow… you should tweet it to Jack-In-The-Box that Lin’s tweet inspired you to do it

  • Jeremiah

    a bit more than that.

  • joyce ward
  • 1mtoldman

    right and their wont be any need to play price cause price is just there to have someone worse than kobe. so kobe doesn’t look bad; but….he still looked bad. ergo.

    for now. he’s resting in limbo. for an unspecified time. for unspecified reasons.

    the lakers have been a competitive team in every game except 2 since kobe started either not playing or shooting 50% less when he did play.

    no reason to think they can’t remain a competitive team.

    in any event its hard to see a scenario where the kobe of the first 27 games of being “overused” (and over shooting)—bs says its his bad? will ever come back again.

    that alone is reason for both lin fans and laker fans to rejoice.

  • Briiick

    Me too. I think if Joyce was right on Kobe hanging up on Scott, Scott would need to find new support from the key players and fans.

  • blubell

    I was actually craving tacos for a while. hehe.

  • blubell

    My spanish is rusty but does it say, New year, new Lin?

  • Linja

    I still think their goal was to break MJ’s record before KB wears out. The Team suffered.

  • Alaingrvis

    december vs January 14.8 ppg vs 7.7 ppg

  • Jeremiah

    si senorita

  • joyce ward

    Yeah, he is confessing to the media and looking really crazy. LOL. Not once has he said that he has talked to Kobe. BTW kobe could put this whole thing to rest with his fans via the twitter with something simple as working on my body, hope to see you soon. Nope he is hanging Scott out to dry.

  • blubell

    Gracias, senor.

  • Jeremiah

    No hay de que.

  • joyce ward

    That was the goal and they did it. Everything else was a freebie.

  • 1mtoldman

    remember this is the man (kobe) who as some writer recently pointed out did not invite any of his teammates to his wedding. the writer added: “im surprised he invited his wife”.

  • bolero

    I'm not a sports person but just watched the Jeremy Lin story…..amazing story of faith and not giving up. So glad Emma made me watch it.— nancy chris inman (@nancy_inman) January 12, 2015

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • blubell

    Thank you, Emma 🙂

  • Jeremiah

    Good luck with that.

  • dave lam

    Translation
    Byron : Kobe just called. He is too busy watching the Golden Globes to play tonite

  • JW

    Or they can say they need to develop the young people and play more clarkson and the new guy, Tarik.

  • Jeremiah

    I think Kobe has a real bad case of the blues.

  • LAJane

    This is the thing I don’t understand…how can Kobe’s fans NOT KNOW that Kobe is the one who determined how much he played. He is The Man. No one tells him what to do, no one ever has, and that “alpha” badness is part of what they seem to like about him. Who in their right mind can blame his “coach”. Not that I’m not perfectly happy to see BS getting some heat, mind you. But I guess Kobe’s fans are as irrational as he is.

  • John Lee

    Brian Phillips at Grantland, “Wolf on the rock: The ludicrous, glorious doom of Kobe Bryant”

  • grover chang

    I would slap myself if they made the playoffs, they would have to win 40 of the next 45 something games. Maybe Jordan and Pippen could pull something like that off, not these Lakers. I would be ecstatic to see them win half their games from now on because that gives us some wins to cheer about and I thought they were capable of playing .500 ball before the season started.

  • Briiick

    Is he going to sit at home or on the bench ? This is a win or loss question.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    yeah, they are. Kobe doesn’t get blamed for anything. Kobe is probably blaming scott too, that is why he is apologizing to the media because is not taking his calls. LOL

  • joyce ward

    And so it begins.LOL

  • Dorothy

    I doubt LAL will try to win even Kobe retires, they are in the tanking mode.

  • Linja

    Grow up, kids.

  • Jeremiah

    Without Kobe a rich team like LA can just buy FAs. No need to tank for one draft pick.

  • CaliUSMC

    Can someone tell me if Kobe is starting?

  • blubell

    Worthy and Horry’s picks – Jeremy and Young.

  • lleepar

    Why is BS falling on his sword so dramatically at this early point? Why does there have to be blame assessed at this date? Maybe the front office thought this route would be the best way to keep the media and fans distracted from looking into what might be deeper issues.

    Certainly Byron’s drama seems to have distracted the media from asking simply whether anybody has actually spoken with Kobe about his minutes and his ongoing role with the Lakers. Maybe they’ve wondered, but they don’t dare ask? It’s a simple, direct question.

    Certainly “resting” Kobe wouldn’t preclude him from showing up at practices to help the rest of the team prepare for games — and it certainly wouldn’t preclude Kobe showing up for games in civiliam clothes to cheer his team on. Would it?

    If Kobe is “just fine” outside of some wear and tear, why isn’t he the one controlling his own message instead of letting some people wonder whether he’s abandoned the team. He got his message across very colorfully about calling his teammates as soft as Charmin. Suddenly he’s not talking to the media about his own physical conditioning? Does not compute. ABEND.

  • joyce ward

    You know he is just exaggerating. I saw two tweets and not like he said at all…smh

  • Linja

    Right, appeasers never wins.

  • Jedi

    Haha, the Big 3 off the Bench can become the Big 3 period.
    No more Lakers and the Small 5.

  • blubell

    Haha. No.
    Keep scrolling down and you will see the drama.

  • CaliUSMC

    Will do. Thanks. Just logged on ;p

  • LAJane

    Well, now that I read the Pincus article instead of just the Cliff Notes on our site, in the course of “apologizing” Scott manages to say “I” about a thousand times. In addition to covering Kobe’s exhausted butt and also kissing it with comments about him being good for next year too…I also think it’s his lame effort to appear to be the “decider”. Not sure anyone will fall for the idea that he controls much of anything.

  • Jedi

    Now that he won some 18,000 tacos, he can feel vindicated.

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah

    Very short summary of my diagnosis of Kobe: He got the blues real bad.

  • Jeremiah

    Is he kidding? Lin fans will now buy those tickets like hotcakes!!!

  • joyce ward

    Kobe hasn’t been showing for practice for years according to some of the players that played with him. The F/O kept their part of the bargain by letting him surpass MJ in points at the detriment of the team. Kobe is like a person with a part time job that works maybe 25 hours a week.

  • Jedi

    We are quite biased but you’re right that Kobe not playing makes me want to buy the tickets more, not less.

  • joyce ward
  • Briiick

    Read it carefully, it says not to buy tickets if he will play.

  • joyce ward
  • LAJane

    Good grief, these people. “Byron’s early season usage…???” As if! It was always Kobe’s usage of Kobe.

  • Chipdip

    I bet they are letting out great emotion for another chance for two free Tacos

  • Jeremiah

    I think he meant not to buy if he wont. I guess you’re kidding.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Price sort of MENTORED Lillard as per Trudell?

    Oh…. o-kaay…

  • blubell

    Keys of the game

  • blubell

    lol

  • JW

    so price trying to start the fast break for Portland for old time sake

  • LAJane

    CAPHuang it, babe….LOL

  • orLinaryjoe

    The ways of shoe throwing or wind mill dunking?

  • blubell
  • JW

    BS all teary eyes cuz kobe not here.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Know what u mean, LOL.

  • blubell

    Yeah, but Lillard respects Jeremy’s game more…
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/554468194069381120

  • John Lee

    I hope they enjoy watching Lillard blow past Price repeatedly.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ed Davis is bad at alley-oops when Jeremy is NOT the one throwing it lol. The timing is bad.

  • blubell

    Haha. LAL announcers praising Price profusely.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jordan Hill going Lamarcus Aldridge mode…. against the team with Lamarcus Aldridge

  • Alaingrvis

    if kobe is done this starting unit will not sell tickets

  • John Lee

    Doesn’t matter, the audience knows who’s the real taco giver. 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like it almost involves every players now.

  • blubell

    Jack-Lin-the-Box!

  • blubell

    minus Kobe 😉

  • 1mtoldman

    taco dont lie.

  • 1mtoldman

    im sorry but the lakers starters these starters are really bad.

  • MomentousPetey

    Stu Lantz is f’in annoying!!! SMH!

  • grover chang

    you know this starting line up isn’t that bad. They are hanging in there. I think it was just Kobe that made the starting five so uncompetitive.

  • John Lee

    No tacos for Stu, he’s just bitter.

  • grover chang

    Kobe sitting will be like the Josh Smith/ Lance Stephenson effect.

  • 1mtoldman

    disagree they’re only hanging in there because portland is not taking the game seriously yet.

  • JW

    yea. the rotation defensively isn’t too bad.

  • grover chang

    Its only a two point deficit. They seem to be competing.

  • Promo Sports World

    The love for price is insane

  • Jeremiah

    Is the head roach going to keep all the starters in the whole quarter?

  • Promo Sports World

    Anyone but jeremy

  • Maknusia

    lolz…its either the bottle is half full or half empty

  • It’s obvious BScott wants to make Price/Black working

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Like how he forced the Price/Davis

  • sport

    Tarik Black only needs one game to come off the bench first. JLin never gets to come off the bench first let alone get his starting role back!

  • Promo Sports World

    If I’m an la ticket owner im running to the owners

  • webattorney

    Look at Price shoot; stats prove he is one of the worst PGs in history in shooting percentage.

  • 1mtoldman

    70% empty as in 4 out 13 shooting

  • It’s truly undying love professed by BScott to Price…

  • blubell

    I’m watching the LAL feed but listening to the Portland announcers. Problem solved 🙂

  • Jeremiah

    You crazy Lin fan. SMH

  • John Lee

    BS can’t keep BOTH Davis and Black off Jeremy.

  • webattorney

    Look at his stats man. I criticize Lin all the time.

  • Maknusia

    Nice…Boozer making his shots

  • BScott needs to pick his poison now.

    I bet Mitch is having an evil laughter :]

  • JW

    BS don’t trust lin while lilliard still in.

  • Promo Sports World

    12-15 for jeremy another strong game needed to make this a bigger story

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If BS tries to bottle up the Jeremy/Boozer connection he deserves a high five……. IN THE FACE. 10 TIMES.

  • 1mtoldman

    hes right. price is a joke. the worst starting player in the nba in basic stats this year and this is the best he’s ever played (because no one else would even consider playing him any significant time)

  • webattorney

    Don’t just say something. Show me how I am crazy.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes and yes.

  • Alaingrvis

    what i expected

  • Promo Sports World

    My Asian brothers in LA who sit courtside need to talk with their $$$

  • Maknusia

    lol…he is pulling a quick one…chill mate 🙂

  • Jeremiah

    You don’t think I was being sarcastic?

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha. ok.

  • Frank

    hes a scrub lol

  • JW

    so should all 2nd unit after TimeOut. Kelly looks like at table w/ Lin

  • Promo Sports World

    Another strong game Jeremy make this BS really BS become a story in LA

  • sport

    JLin needs 30 points in less than 25 minutes for several games just to get the media loud enough to question BS’s stupidity!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No JLin with 2:45m left in 1st qtr. Very interesting.

  • Frank

    They are definitely not grooming Jeremy Lin
    Paul ur wrong again lol

  • blubell

    Pure BS.

  • webattorney

    you fooled me. You have to put a smiley in there somewhere.

  • Alaingrvis

    scott think price will hold lilard

  • LAJane

    BS desperate to keep Jeremy out of the story.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…i thought he should be in together with Boozer

  • 1mtoldman

    i knew you were being sarcastic. i just can’t pass up any opportunity to confirm the pathetic career of ronnie the price is right.

  • Maknusia

    Lin is IN

  • sport

    Only 2:35 to play, JLin gotta go scoring mode!

  • Maknusia

    then he wont be able to fool you… ;- thats serious face now

  • 2:45 left after Black and Boozer went in first

  • Maknusia

    Good shot..Kelly

  • 1mtoldman

    not surprising the only reasons hes been getting minutes in recent games is because of bloody nose/flu and fouls for ronnie the price is right

  • joyce ward
  • Promo Sports World

    Stu hates

  • Alaingrvis

    stop talking about him.

  • webattorney

    Come on Lin. You have to hit that shot.

  • JW

    should be saying why the teammates aren’t hustling down wih lin

  • Promo Sports World

    I never listen but tonight I am and it’s crazy

  • Maknusia

    I think @brent is having some problem login into the page. It was slow for me as well, when I logged in earlier…could you look into it. Thx

  • blubell
  • Great to see Lin grabbing Black and Boozer arms to give them instructions!

  • webattorney

    Good Lord. Bad TO.

  • John Lee

    Swaggy still can’t hit water from boat.

  • Maknusia

    oopsy TO

  • Chipdip

    Good PnR ..score!

  • Maknusia

    Nice…finally sinking it in…Go LIN

  • Promo Sports World

    Bang

  • blubell

    Mid J

  • Lin is MONEY!!

  • Rene#17

    Lin jumper. Go Lin!!!!!

  • JW

    LAL don’t get down the court after defensive rebound

  • Clutch, baby!

  • sport

    Finally Lin for 2 points hope he can bring this momentum to next quarter.

  • Alaingrvis

    what did he say

  • Maknusia

    That was clutch shot for Q1

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For those calling out Jeremy’s shot… that jump shot is for your demands..

  • webattorney

    Good shot there by Lin.

  • sport

    Both Byron and Stu are haters!

  • Maknusia

    Love the way, Lin approaches to games, nowadays… he has adjusted

  • sport

    Now for JLin to make some 3s.

  • Brent Yen

    Sounds like this is Lin’s 11th season

  • Jeremiah

    Swaggy still slumping

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s why I said almost every players minus KB, Sacre??

  • Frank

    Its hard to describe Byron w/o insulting him and cursing but its prohibited here lol

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    you made it!…he is smart and we all know….only those….

  • sport

    If you mean cause of his limited minutes he’s forced to shoot more the moment he’s in, instead of going passing mode then yes!

  • JoeTeam

    let’s go BLin-G! Black-Lin-Game

  • Frank

    Well at leasr Lin is getting his points in limited time so thats good

  • 1mtoldman

    this unit is so much better than the starters even with the chuker young at least as someone pointed out he gets fouled sometimes and hits his free throws and with black and kelly you dont have to have the hopeless sacre in there.

  • blubell

    Jeremy does one with Sacre

  • Maknusia

    i know, but we have to keep our decorum as well 🙂

  • LAJane

    Or we’ll end up turning into that other site..;)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really?? Guess I miss it. Thought it was with Boozer, Clarkson, NY

  • hm, ok.. let me check..

  • Maknusia

    yes and taking those closing Quarter shots…improves his perception as well…thats how fans and NBA works. People remember those shots

  • spiderman

    Young would be more effective if he can attack the basket

  • Maknusia

    he s in…now…so its fine, i guess

  • IsabeliJane*17

    .. and with better shot selection

  • Promo Sports World

    Get me 6 points

  • LAJane

    In LIn I trust.

  • Maknusia

    i think he dare not risk his body, hence he tuned to become a shooter

  • joyce ward

    Ok, can we please not comment on what Stu is saying. Mute him please

  • Chipdip

    Black is good!

  • Promo Sports World

    Should be the starters

  • Maknusia

    liked that he started aggressive as well Q2…although he missed it

  • JoeTeam

    Blake – auditioning for LAL.

  • Black is a real INSIDE presence

  • Promo Sports World

    Almost there

  • Maknusia

    There you GO…LIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • blubell

    wooohoooo

  • sport

    Lin scores and runs back on D to force a TO!!

  • Brent Yen

    What was the TOV? by blake

  • dons

    Nick Young belongs on first squad.

  • Promo Sports World

    Ok we will get there

  • Maknusia

    Young is not adjusting his game, he is being scouted and his shot is not there

  • occupatio

    stu never criticizes anyone else for shooting early i n clock

  • JoeTeam

    Don’t smile, Jer, as psalm coaches.

  • sport

    Leonard did that on purpose on Lin!! <.<

  • Maknusia

    FTs…again…mmmm come on LIN

  • blubell

    Portland announcers are praising Jeremy 🙂

  • Promo Sports World

    Freebies

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Portland will go deeper in the playoffs… if their bench could get a bit better. Unfortunately….

    Lakers bench getting better and better…

  • LW

    IDM Young is 0/4. He is just swag.

  • sport

    Lin’s FTs still not back =/

  • Jeremiah

    Take Young out!!!

  • Promo Sports World

    Young is a black hole of chucking

  • Promo Sports World

    Get me 7 jeremy

  • JoeTeam

    TO, you are right.

  • sport

    Lin please practice your FTs more! That 50%FT is like a Center going to the line! ><"

  • webattorney

    I think Lin is one of worst FT shooter among PGs now days. Don’t know what happened this year.

  • Jeremiah

    0-5!!!

  • Young is just not feeling it.
    Lin tried to give him the ball to get some rhythm by dribbling

  • Frank

    Young sucks tn seriuosly back off man let Lin do his thang
    YALL ARE NOTHING WITHOUT JEREMY LIN
    LIN IS YOUR GOD YOUR CREATOR
    sorry i went too extreme

  • cshot

    what did they say?

  • Alaingrvis

    its crazy to think he isn’t practicing

  • JoeTeam

    only last few weeks. He was nearly 90% up to then.

  • LW

    Lakers would already have the lead if not for Young!

  • blubell

    Kelly is now part of the pregame handshake 🙂

  • Chipdip

    Yes, notice Lin is trying to help Nick out

  • LAJane

    ’cause it has been his strong point. It’ll turn back around again at some point….

  • occupatio

    young is so worthless

  • webattorney

    I said this early this year; I see that he was missing too many. Weird.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This unit of Jeremy-Kelly-Boozer-Black is one shooting guard away from burying the Lakers starters to oblivion.

  • sport

    Even though Lin doesn’t get this time of chance but every player in a slump should be given minutes to get out of it. Remember how Green was 0-8 or something during Finals last year but he got hot 4th quarter and ended up with 20+ points!

  • Frank

    CATER TO LIN

  • Alaingrvis

    he was 90 percent early

  • I think it will pay off later.
    And Nick will appreciate it

  • 1mtoldman

    young has missed 55 of his last 75 shots from the field. and still shooting at the highest # of shots per minute on the floor of any bench player in the league other than gerald green.

  • occupatio

    stu never criticizes young. just says has to shoot out of slump. stu is annoying

  • just major slump… just need 1 to get in

  • LAJane

    Well, someone has to stand in for KHuang….:) A little extremity is the spice of life.

  • Rick Johnson

    Put Ellington in for Young.

  • sport

    Bias hater, all I hear from Stu is noise.

  • 1mtoldman

    posters on here say the same thing.

  • Jeremiah

    It’s been days now. And these wins are critical to make a point.

  • Chipdip

    Yes… RuSH HoUr brotherhood

  • sport

    Stu implied that Lin’s scared of defending Lillard. Hate this idiot!

  • Maknusia

    it started in Dec

  • blubell

    Switch to the Portland feed!

  • Chipdip

    Kelly, as that a shot or pass? Oh man…

  • Rene#17

    Lin to Boooozzzz

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin

  • Promo Sports World

    Nice we will get 6-7 here

  • blubell

    Great pass

  • These announcers are supposed to be homers and instead they’re criticizing their own players. WHY, Stu why? Damian Lillard isn’t going to switch teams because you bad mouth Jeremy Lin all game.

  • dons

    He’s taking KB’s spot, isn’t he?

  • occupatio

    lin is working it

  • There you go, Jeremy. 2 FTs! =)

  • Jeremiah

    price for young?

  • blubell

    yes, hit both ft!

  • occupatio

    these announcers cant say anything positive about lin without trashing him in the same sentence

  • blubell

    Why is Price in?

  • Rene#17

    It’s so fun to watch this group. JLin playing true point guard. Team ball. Go Lin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh Jordan Hill is back.. no rebounds again

  • Maknusia

    finally…good FTs

  • 1mtoldman

    you got half of yer wish

  • occupatio

    lin gave up a 3

  • webattorney

    Impressed with Lillard’s passing. He’s not a one dimensional PG like Kyrie.

  • 1mtoldman

    the price is right

  • 1mtoldman

    true dat

  • dons

    ’cause Young was taken out!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That would have been some sick Jeremy-Davis connection…

  • Frank

    lol stop me when i go too far

  • Alaingrvis

    lin price unit plays well

  • blubell

    This price is never right……

  • Chipdip

    Go Lakers Go! Go Lin Go! Black, you are a good dude… go go go!

  • Brent Yen

    Kind of weird…it was very bad……

  • blubell

    little rusty. thanks to BS.

  • webattorney

    Young in slump. Good move I would say.

  • Frank

    man we said the same thing about Lin-bev
    lets not jinx it lol

  • sport

    Stu is another racist and Lin hater! Don’t want the Asian guy to succeed! Rather praise his scrub Price!

  • occupatio

    hope to see more lin-price. better than taking lin out.

  • LAJane

    Not watching, can only follow play-by-play…so who’s PG here, Jeremy or Price?

  • blubell

    I guess so. As long as Price is not in for JEremy.

  • Jeremiah

    at least Lin will play the Q that way.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is rather Ellington come in for Young instead of Price.

  • Frank

    Price brings ball up Lin being kobe now

  • blubell

    Price.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As long as Jeremy is on point, no complaints..

  • sport

    No! Price will take the ball out of Lin’s hands!

  • Alaingrvis

    unlikly wes was suppose to come in

  • occupatio

    lin gave up a 3 after wandering over to paint for no benefit. he does that too much

  • sport

    Very true, I think Lin has more confidence going inside then shooting 3s =/

  • JW

    thought price was in for Lin. good to see that price is in for Lilliard and Lin still in

  • LAJane

    Isn’t that weird? Huh….does BS think if Kobe can’t play anymore that he can keep Price as PG and shift Jeremy around to SG…or worse yet, out entirely? Is he trying to prove they could trade Jeremy out and not suffer?

  • Alaingrvis

    it wasn’t lin was at the ft line

  • Maknusia

    i dont think so…i think they compliment well, both are not hoggers, they do pass to others

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    Usually, Boozer, Young, Sacre, Clarkson and now I see Kelly doing one with Jeremy

  • sport

    Nope, Lin’s out!

  • Maknusia

    Lin Out for Ellington

  • JW

    is he on point? I thought Price is and Lin is SG.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy-Boozer-Kelly-Black: Let’s sit together…

  • blubell

    Good job Lakers Nation for pointing it out.

  • Great productive outing by Lin in 10 min
    7pts/2asts (2-5 shooting, 3-4 FTs) only 1 TO

  • Promo Sports World

    Amazing to take out guys who are playing well

  • JJ Hui

    Live streaming http://www.ifeed2all.eu

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Was

  • JW

    at least he got a good 10 minutes

  • occupatio

    lin has pretty much stopped boxing out or marking out territory for defensive rebound after the shot goes up. just watches the ball fly in air. its been like this for a while now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Guess more and more fans besides JLin fans notice it.

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • Maknusia

    So it seems, lately, BScott brings Lin late in 1stQ and then keeps him in for about 8min Q2

  • Promo Sports World

    He isn’t a perfect player man but his on ball defense has improved

  • Rene#17

    Coach BS talks out of his a$$.

  • joyce ward

    I am happy lakernation notices because this is a laker site

  • Maknusia

    thats good

  • sport

    Nick Young is the only active player of the game who hasn’t scored, ouch.

  • spiderman

    go ronnie!!
    throw that shoe!!

  • as long as he leaves Jeremy to close 4th quarter, it’s okay.

  • sport

    Better rotation and minutes without Kobe, I’d take it from that Bias Hater!

  • 1mtoldman

    starters just need to keep it close until the second unit can get back in.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    there is no playmaker in this unit. BS is so dumb

  • Alaingrvis

    and thomas

  • blubell
  • sport

    Price can make simple passes for assists it works.

  • LAJane

    Thanks for the link…every time I click on the suggested links I get told to download something in order to watch. I’m too anxious to do that…will have to get some proper geek over here to make sure I’ve got the right programs/plug-ins to use these site without getting infected.

  • occupatio

    when lillard scores on price, he just compliments how good lillard is.

  • JW

    I think Wes should be more relaxed with Kobe out and Kelly able to relieve him.

  • sport

    Johnson woke up after out for several games, 8 points.

  • David Kim

    Scott usually take lin out after 6min in 2nd qt but he kept lin little longer because of blake.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Did Lillard score all his points on PRice?

  • Brent Yen

    Davis completely lost on what made him a great big

  • occupatio

    its not as if lin needs to rest. there is all of half time to rest. BS just doesnt play him

  • JoeTeam

    does that mask interfere?

  • Frank

    Nah Lin is their min Kobe
    young is just a punk

  • Jeremiah

    This game is so winnable but we have a head roach instead of a HC.

  • 1mtoldman

    as (i think you) said just need a shooting guard to put with that group and play them and you would have a team that would be competitive every game.

  • Bearness

    Playing with Kobe will do that to you. Black came to Lakers at a perfect timing.

  • Briiick

    The bench players’ PTs: 10 10 10 10 10

  • JoeTeam

    give him last 2 mins would be fun.

  • Alaingrvis

    davis isn’t lost he is a pnr big who never pnr also ronnie isn’t good at pnr soooooo

  • blubell

    Yes, Scott is a Head Case

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He’s good when he plays with a PG who can feed him the ball well. He is good in finding the right spots to roll to.

    Unfortunately..

  • Brent Yen

    POR still have like 2 gears they have not shifted to…

  • Jeremiah

    They are on BTB no?

  • JW

    Lin might not have been 10 if he wasn’t on the FT.

  • occupatio

    hopefully, BS sits young again during the close, like last game.

  • Bearness

    They seem a bit out of sync.

  • David Kim

    Price can’t make Davis better.

  • joyce ward
  • Jeremiah

    with long antennas on his head

  • blubell

    Antennas that only pick up BS signals. useless…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yeah I did say that. One shooting guard away and they can definitely rule out the starters.

  • Bearness

    Now I have a gross image in my head. >.<

  • webattorney

    Lillard elite. Those same hesitation moves would really help Lin also.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    anyone follow rockets? do the three stooges still gush over bev?

  • David Kim

    Price can’t even follow Lilliard. LoL

  • Jeremiah

    Lin +6 Price -12

  • cali7

    What does he mean mentor/close friend? Didn’ know that.

  • Alaingrvis

    price gets better calls then lin

  • blubell
  • sport

    Refs bailed Price out.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes

  • joyce ward
  • Bearness

    Lin 10 minutes Price 15+ minutes

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Trade him NOW please.

  • Frank

    Okay Lin
    if Byron wants to throw you in again for defense
    say no you missed the boat

  • Chipdip

    He hopes to get promoted to the bench to play with Lin

  • grover chang

    anyone else just the the feeling whenever Lillard feels like blowing this game open he can. Yet still a close game, gotta give props to the whole Laker players keeping it competitive.

  • BobbyH

    He is somewhat pro-lin, I guess.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Price digs the hole and Lin has to fill it later

  • Brent Yen

    Lin can do that lillard move more….given he could dislodge from his own defender off a pick…

  • Love Lin

    Why let Lin in at 0.5 sec. left?

  • Maknusia

    Lin is back IN

  • JoeTeam

    said Gary Cole – Office Space

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t watch the second half as I have an appointment to go to. Please keep everything update here. Thanks in advance!

    JLin please keep up your good play and stay healthy.

  • blubell

    Portland announcers saying this is good move by LA.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually its worse than that ido i know its probably not beleivable why you missed it but the starters are actually minus 40!

  • JoeTeam

    have a good appt result!

  • JW

    cuz blake is back in

  • Brent Yen

    Stupid for trying a steal

  • occupatio

    price with the terrible steal gamble.

    but isnt blake lin’s man?

  • grover chang

    May God keep you healthy

  • webattorney

    Look at that well-timed pass by Lillard for 3 by Blake. I put Lillard in top 4 PGs in NBA.

  • dons

    Why was 3 pt shooter Blake left wide open? Who’s man was that

  • Alaingrvis

    so price gambles at a steal causing lin to help leaving blake wide open. hahahahahahaha

  • Brent Yen

    He has to rotate…middle drive….so….pick your posion

  • occupatio

    ok.

  • Frank

    In ya face price

  • sport

    Double Lillard or leave Blake? I’d Double Lillard.

  • JoeTeam

    so Priceless D

    Contain. Clock is on your side. Not too bbiq smart.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! It isn’t a medical appointment but to do with government:-)

  • JW

    Lin and Hill were in paint guarding same guy. was that Lilliard they guarding?

  • Alaingrvis

    does he think he will steal it?

  • Brent Yen

    who?

  • BobbyH

    Still, hope you have a smooth one.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya that was on Price losing Lillard Lin has to come in to guard Lillard leaving Blake open. Price too slow to get to Blake.

  • JJ Hui

    Dont download anything, just cross those junk sites out one by one and also get rid of the ( x
    ) appears on the screen, sometimes there is a “CLOSE” in a red box, click that out. Also on top of the screen, cross out all those non related sites on the top bar.
    Also make sure no other junk sites behind your screen, drag down your screen and see, if there is one or two, cross them out. At the end of the game before you shut down your laptop, delete cookies and go to download to delete the junk sites that sometimes automatically downloaded by itself. Clean it up and keep it clean all the time should be good. So far so good for years for my laptop. Goodluck!

  • JoeTeam

    not thinking. Contain in that situation. Clock will do the stop, or O will make a mistake under pressure.

  • Jeremiah

    Kobe, please move your a$$ and announce your retirement. Then you can sulk as much as you want.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    price like really a steal attempt really? will he with 4 second left run back to idk miss a dunk again

  • chan c

    Keep smiling:) Keep believing.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    BS puts Lin in to take a 3 point deficit. Now +3 instead of a +6. Crap.

  • kauaiblue

    Jlin 7 pts 2 asst

  • Love Lin

    U’ve got our luv n Jeremy’s play 2 support u, u’ll def feel in ur heart. May ur mind w/laughter n joy. Keep fighting~~ Mel

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • occupatio

    lots of gambling by lakers wing players for steals, esp kobe. BS doesnt seem to mind, and it keeps happening. portland never does that. stotts is against it.

  • JW

    BS was just matching Portland substitution. so can’t blame him for that.

  • Brent Yen

    He confused effort with stupidity

  • 1mtoldman

    below ido tweeted that the starters were minus 30 and bench plus 30 that was incorrect. at that time the bench was plus 30 but the starters were minus 40.

    now at half starters are minus 52 and bench plus 27.

  • Alaingrvis

    price ego is way to big for his talent

  • Frank

    Best player of the game so far?
    Lillard and Lin
    Blazers can be better come on I know yall are better than this
    Batum needs to wake up

  • BuzzerBeater

    Nick has been doing a great job filling in for Kobe .. with his .22% FG in the last 5 games.

    But really, I hope he gets out of his slump soon.

  • Rick Johnson

    Price lost Lillard, Lin had to leave Blake to cover Lillard. Price too slow to pick up Blake.

  • Job713

    “The Lakers’ defence is soft as countertop butter.” — Blazers halftime report

  • Singapore BB Fan

    BS substitution is based on opponents move. Not smart. Not thinking ahead.

  • Frank

    Take that Ronnie Price

  • Brent Yen

    There were some good stretches..

  • Alaingrvis

    dam young stats are blank except for 1 personal foul

  • Rick Johnson

    Should forget about defensive stopper Price stopping Lillard. Better put Lin on him.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    The coach allows a few players to pad this way, just as McHale let Harden pad his STs and RBs with no defense responsibility.

  • Alaingrvis

    13 points assist price is real good

  • Alaingrvis

    7 assist

  • cshot

    price has 13 points and 7 assists..?

  • sport

    LOL Price only has 4 points!

  • cshot

    ok i was abouot to say…

  • joyce ward

    No worries. Lin will hit a couple of 3’s to get his double points.

  • BobbyH

    mentor/close friend to Lillard

  • Alaingrvis

    was talking bout lilard

  • sport

    5 assists! Dude what box score are you looking at? Oh You’re talking about Lillard. Nevermine your sentence wasn’t clear.

  • Alaingrvis

    lilard

  • FrankW

    Too many haters on jeremylin dot net

  • IsabeliJane*17

    -I have more than enough job in tuning out Stu Lantz.
    -Patrick Beverley who?

  • Alaingrvis

    no lilard does

  • 1mtoldman

    bears repeating at half: lakers starters a minus 52; bench a plus 27.

  • sport

    Stay here, more mods, more updates, better discussion!

  • FrankW

    ok, thanks

  • cshot

    i hate that troll site

  • webattorney

    Several weirdos, like Godzilla poster and ThomasSoSick poster.

  • 1mtoldman

    has missed 55 of his last 75 shots from the field

  • occupatio

    when i turned on the feed, i hesitated for a second whether i should listen to the portland feed or the ‘home’ feed.

  • sport

    Lets hope Lin scores 20+ this game and has at least 2 blocks 😉 He’s got 0 fouls so got chips to try out those blocks.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    Well. we all need govt appts to go well have a good one!

  • Alaingrvis

    he looks better with lin

  • occupatio

    ellington is good in the context of team ball and ball movement. that doesnt happen often on this team

  • 1mtoldman

    everyone here (well almost everyone) came over from there long ago. (well at least awhile ago) this is the breakaway still lin fans fans site.

  • blubell

    I’m watching the LAL feed muted and listen to the Portland feed 🙂

  • webattorney

    Lillard not even playing hard, playing at around 70%.

  • Alaingrvis

    geez

  • occupatio

    hah. portland feed isnt bad, if i recall correctly.

  • Alaingrvis

    he always does that

  • JW

    So Stu is saying that Lilliard just that special. Didn’t they said it was because LAL didn’t have Price to finish the game and that’s why LAL lost?
    Well, Price is here now. Whats your excuse then.

  • occupatio

    until 4th quarter

  • sport

    Too bad for Swaggy, shooting slump got him benched.

  • Alaingrvis

    yep

  • blubell

    They respect Jeremy.

  • occupatio

    when ppl scored on bev, three stooges would just gush how good that offensive player is. cuz he scored on their elite defender, must be good. familiar feeling here.

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    Ask him who is more special, Lilliard or Price?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Patrick Beverley is RELEVANT? lol

  • JoeTeam

    a brick is as good as a TOV.

  • guest

    Lilliard scored 2 points while Lin was in. The other 11 with Price in the game

  • occupatio

    i should feel grateful. ive seen two games now without kobe

  • FrankW

    Come on Nick, put some in the hole.

  • joyce ward

    The way I see it, the F/O is going to let Scott dig a hole and fall in it, and he is to dumb to see it coming. I think Kobe has bailed. Scott is on his own.

  • JJ Hui

    psalm234, i sent you a donation receipt this morning in your gmail box.
    Please check, thanks!

  • JoeTeam

    I like that story arc …

  • joyce ward

    The starters are making a comeback

  • occupatio

    davis with beautiful block. should be lakers ball

  • BobbyH

    Lakers without Kobe are playing free and with efforts.

  • golfhacker

    Earlier in the game Stu says the Lakers are “only” 2-3 without Kobe. Of course, that means the Lakers are 10-22 with Kobe. LOL.

  • webattorney

    Wow, alley oop by Lillard.

  • Bearness

    Minor details. =)

  • Bearness

    Yeah nice play.

  • ty

    gratitude is good

  • LW

    Then Lakers have a chance to win this one because their bench is all PLUS!

  • webattorney

    Nice play by Price there.

  • MoominFloren

    Our boy doing good or not?

  • ty

    would be a good time for Lin

  • occupatio

    put liin in already. this is ridic

  • blubell

    No Lin no lead.

  • Alaingrvis

    price has 9 assist but it has zero effect

  • IsabeliJane*17

    HAHAHA Portland toying with Lakers on that series of passes.

  • ty

    gotta get Lin in now or…… too late

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin should be in for Ellington if coach was smart because Wayne and Swaggy got nothing but bricks

  • dons

    Seems none of these guys can find the gap, and cut to the basket. Live and die with 18 footers. Very boring.

  • occupatio

    i guess lin is on pace to get 20 min this game. unless he plays entire 4th

  • Jeremiah

    too late for tacos

  • Bearness

    It’s incredible how long BS makes Lin sit.

  • JoeTeam

    watch, it’ll be close

  • Promo Sports World

    Just the norm

  • Brent Yen

    IF blake-lillard close the game

  • occupatio

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • chan c

    oh , so Lin’s not in ?

  • Brent Yen

    ??

  • cshot

    our boy only played 7 min :/

  • Promo Sports World

    If I’m Portland….Jeremy and Boozer look nice on their Bench

  • Alaingrvis

    price is not a play maker he has 9 assist and honestly if i wast watching the stat board i wouldn’t know

  • Brent Yen

    Is Wes Matthew a good post player…why he post so much

  • sport

    He’s doing great! 7 points, 3-4Fts =) Just need more minutes.

  • occupatio

    its not possible to fast forward through live game.

  • occupatio

    pretty good. and on wes, he is confident

  • grover chang

    anyone else feel portland is taking it easy and lillard will shut the door on this game pretty soon.

  • Rene#17

    Stupid Coach BS.

  • Promo Sports World

    Nothing creative just a simple pass and make the shot

  • blubell

    How is Jeremy still no in?

  • Promo Sports World

    Blake in so should jeremy

  • Bearness

    I think that will always be the case for rest of season unless Price gets hurt or something.

  • occupatio

    f u byron

  • blubell

    Hahaha. nope. still not in.

  • BobbyH

    Stu praising Lillard so hard that I thought I was on the wrong feed.

  • sport

    Booz and Black back with no Lin!!

  • dons

    Price is leading team at -15

  • grover chang

    Is BS strategy to lull the other team asleep and then slam the Lin hammer on them.

  • Promo Sports World

    Haha

  • joyce ward
  • JW

    he usually the 3rd sub group now with 2-3 minutes left

  • kauaiblue

    Jlin 9th man?

  • Promo Sports World

    Wow

  • Promo Sports World

    Starting to think Jeremy pulled a Delonte West

  • Pete Roces

    BS should be the one to blame if they lost this game, very poor time management.

  • JoeTeam

    lin on horn

  • grover chang

    Price is not a bad. He is not stupid and plays within himself. If all things worked out he would’ve been great backing up Lin, not the other way around.

  • 1mtoldman

    yep

  • Love Lin

    Black is on beast mode tonite..

  • kauaiblue

    Maybe scott is saving jli for 4thn

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is not playing….but the team is not that hard to watch anymore…good for me

  • JW

    time out coming after dead ball. guys back to bench

  • Pete Roces

    Stu is LA’s version of Rox 3 stooges. ultra biased.

  • Promo Sports World

    9th man avg 10-11 points a game on 20 minutes is beyond efficient

  • JoeTeam

    same as every game. 3 min 3rd all 4th.

  • grover chang

    Without Kobe they actually play as a team and turn out not to be too bad. I think Lin could have fun on a team like this were everyone just plays for each other and not have any superstar egos. In Interviews he is always saying how he just wants to play together.

  • sport

    Specifically LA’s version of Clyde Drexler even the love for the scrub and hate on Lin!

  • JW

    Guess Price is getting the assists so allows LAL to keep pushing him as the better starter.

  • Brent Yen

    This is the team we thought (at least me) we would see…

  • Bearness

    So tired of hearing him.

  • Chipdip

    Lakers is becoming a team … thanks for Kobe’s absence

  • occupatio

    bc he gets more minutes. its that simple

  • chan c

    there’ s no one to praise on the Lakers… Lin’s not in …

  • JJ Hui

    I dont mind Price starts, but why he always play more minutes than Jeremy? Stu ugly old dog non stop praising Price which i also dont mind but the ugly old dog made sure to complain if Lin has any mistakes that is so bias!

  • JW

    he’s not getting full 4th unless he goes Linsanity

  • JoeTeam

    always iffy.

  • 1mtoldman

    this game is just a fluke. even just counting the games price has started prior to this game lin still has more assists.

  • Jerome

    black is horrible

  • Bearness

    Price gets more minutes than Lin for the same reason as why he starts over Lin – complete nonsense.

  • 1mtoldman

    price must be paying stu.

  • webattorney

    Agree with Stu there.

  • Alaingrvis

    relax hard for a big

  • webattorney

    What are you talking about? Black has been playing well there.

  • Guest

    SHUT UP STU, you are such an ugly dog! An ev.. person looks really uglier !

  • Jerome

    TO

  • occupatio

    young. lol.

  • webattorney

    Partly Lin’s fault for passing too early.

  • Jerome

    Okay Lins fault then

  • LW

    what’s with all the TOs!

  • Promo Sports World

    Bad Shots by Booz and Young

  • Promo Sports World

    10-12 points please

  • webattorney

    I said partly.

  • BobbyH

    Nah, Lin is training Black for dribbling. JK.

    I think Lin wanted to take advantage of D not set.

  • Jerome

    Lin take over
    dont let Young kill the momentum

  • Promo Sports World

    Mathews, Lin and Black not drafted

  • Alaingrvis

    it was though

  • Chipdip

    Feel sorry for Young…. but you have a bro helping you out…

  • Pete Roces

    the better Lin plays, the more minutes he stays at the bench, thats the life an Asian American basketball player according to NBA rules, so he will never outshine other players on the court. Poor Jeremy!

  • LW

    Young can’t make a damn shot!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I sure wish Jeremy took that to the basket instead of passing to Young

  • joyce ward

    I hope lin steps it up and takes control.geeze

  • Jerome

    Lin should have shot that one
    bad decision making
    please be confident in your self
    youre the best player for the lakersright now

  • JoeTeam

    Swaggy is not present – don’t try to get him started.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, but Black can’t dribble well. He should and could have just pushed the ball and had Black trailing him.

  • dons

    So he gives the last shot to the worst shooter?

  • chan c

    Lin did not play the whole 3rd qtr. am i right?

  • oh ok, thanks… let me check later!

  • occupatio

    lin went for 2-for-1. got the ball back. too bad neither play got a bucket

  • sport

    Yes credit Lin for still passing to Young even though he’s been shooting awful, gotta wake up.

  • Jerome

    no he played partially

  • cshot

    he played for like the last min

  • sport

    about 2 mins.

  • Keith

    Shut the h*LLL up. Mod should block this a**h0le

  • Jerome

    bad decision

  • Love Lin

    Swaggy P is cold, but Lins been helping pass him the ball..

  • Jerome

    block this guy

  • BobbyH

    No gap to push? Anyway, it is a TO.

  • Brent Yen

    Both possession were good…just did not make the bucket

  • occupatio

    that play was fine

  • grover chang

    What happened to Swaggy P. I like that guy. Hope he gets his shot back. Is he a little down because his big brother Kobe is not playing.

  • sport

    Swaggy is one of their best scorers, if he can get going the momentum of the game can change.

  • Promo Sports World

    Young and Wayne ice cold I’m hoping one of them sits and jeremy gets their minutes during the 4th

  • Pete Roces

    this will be a loss for LA coz Lin has cooled off for staying too long at the bench, great decision by BS.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin wide open swaggy swing the ball man

  • joyce ward

    Jlin turn iit up get your double points

  • Jerome

    horrible shot selection swaggy

  • occupatio

    when young shoots it, its alkmost guaranteeed lin is wide open on 3

  • Promo Sports World

    needs 11

  • occupatio

    its just terrible coaching. do these losers even watch film after games?

  • Refs making a huge effort calling those illegal screens. Did someone tip them off about the Lakers screens??

  • deesee5

    BS just driving the tank. What do you expect? Lol

  • JW

    Is the stand really dark or just a lot of empty seats?

  • kauaiblue

    Like jlins shoes

  • Pete Roces

    SwaggyP is KB’s disciple, so no way he will pass to a wide open team mate, more so Lin.

  • Jerome

    Lin make some shots just 3 more points plz man

  • cshot

    i don’t like his white ones…his dark purple ones are much more cooler haha

  • I think Lin knows he needs to get at least 10pts so he won’t get benched.
    He might attack the rim around 9th-8th min

  • He is way overrated. He got shots and points last year in D’Antoni’s system and everybody thought he was good because of his points totals. I do like him because he seems to get along well with Lin.

  • occupatio

    BS offense is to feed the ball to the coldest shooter on team

  • ty

    BS’ anti-coaching goes on and on and …..

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • Jerome

    the nike ones were the best

  • Brent Yen

    This game is secretly sliping away

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Lin just need to say forget and get his shots in the 4th and stop feeding Young.

  • Jerome

    STOP force feeding swaggy jesus

  • JW

    should’ve gave to Kelly in the middle

  • JoeTeam

    keep the faith. I feel it.

  • Byron is definitely on a mission to let Price close 4th quarter

  • Sophie Paris

    They have to stay close to the score! Go Lin

  • occupatio

    i thought kelly failed to catch it

  • JW

    I think Price is guarantee to finish 4th. question is Lin gonna be in as well.

  • Promo Sports World

    Might not see double digit points

  • occupatio

    wnt get double pts running the BS offense

  • joyce ward

    He needs to wake up and do his thing.

  • webattorney

    Lillard too tough to guard. Guy can knock down long jumpers and also drive to the rim and pass.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lillard time well he is a superstar folk

  • Alaingrvis

    now lin is cold great

  • cshot

    well lin is done

  • Jerome

    Now Lins gone
    very nice
    shouldve shot when u had the chance

  • ty

    game over folks..

  • JoeTeam

    it’s now or never. LAL bricking, they need a ball handler to score because it’s a mess out there.

  • He was smart and ran his defender off some slow moving bigs. Lillard is smart and athletic.

  • grover chang

    Lillard is a bad man.

  • sport

    2nd unit out cold =/

  • Alaingrvis

    lin may be done

  • occupatio

    so frustrating watching this team

  • webattorney

    Yes, smart and savvy. Just too much to shut down. Only thing is hope to contain him. He doesn’t just depend on his athleticism.

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    lol

  • sport

    Lin needs to take over the game, stop passing starting shooting!!

  • kauaiblue

    Bad coaching…

  • Chipdip

    Don’t give up… last five minutes will be exciting come back… let’s go!

  • joyce ward

    Scott needs to be fired as a coach with his poor substitutions.

  • occupatio

    if he does that, he will not be doing byron’s ‘PG responsibilites’

  • grover chang

    The only chance Lin has to beat an elite team like Portland is to have MDA on the sideline and run everything through Lin from the start. Have Lin get in a rhythm and then get the whole team in a rhythm.

  • Pete Roces

    the game is over when Lin stays too long at the bench during the 3rd. BS has zero idea that Lin has to stay on court longer to get his rhytm, Once he gets it, he’s almost unstoppable. Only MDA knew about it.

  • sport

    Coach is stupid to think Price is a good defender!

  • Love Lin

    Good 2 see Lin on the floor. Seize the chance to keep shooting n end the Q4, plz..

  • kauaiblue

    Come on now jlin!

  • occupatio

    price runs into lillard in lin-like fashion

  • Pete Roces

    they are creating an illusion that Lin is not a starter because he is a poor defender, Mchale, BS, who’s next?

  • Terrible shot selection by Ronnie Price.

  • grover chang

    Lets go Lin. you have a chance to punch back. Your team is getting beat up.

  • Promo Sports World

    Talent matters

  • Savvy play by Lin. He knew Batum was near and used the rim to shield him.

  • Promo Sports World

    Almost there get me 11

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not today, Batum.. not today… 🙂 no blocking today

  • Chipdip

    beautiful play

  • Maknusia

    Go LIN

  • Alaingrvis

    lin done good bye

  • kauaiblue

    What?

  • blubell

    game over.

  • Promo Sports World

    Horrible subbing why these guys can’t score lol

  • kauaiblue

    Hope they get crushed

  • grover chang

    WOW, it’s over. Good night.

  • webattorney

    Lin done. It’s almost as if Portland takes it easy for 3 quarters and then turns it on. No way Lakers making it to playoff with or without Kobe.

  • Chipdip

    OK… take it back….. BS sitting Lin… guess game over

  • Dorothy

    Go Blazer

  • Pete Roces

    Waiting for highlight! game is over long time ago

  • Promo Sports World

    Couldn’t get me double digits

  • LAJane

    🙁 🙁 🙁 Can’t let Lin outscore Price by even a single point, if possible.

  • Promo Sports World

    That free throw man

  • Alaingrvis

    3rd quater cooled the bench and ended it

  • Is Ronnie Price channeling Kobe?? One Laker touched the ball before he took a bad 3. Pass the ball around first, you ARE the point guard.

  • Maknusia

    Lin is out 🙁

  • occupatio

    hrm tv turn off now?

  • Love Lin

    Does he get double digits?

  • sport

    Only 18 minutes for Lin this game. BS at it with the benching again after Lin having a great game! He should know the pattern by now and look for his shot more!

  • Alaingrvis

    price has such a

  • Chipdip

    Yup… that’s exactly how i felt… well… it is all BS anyway so not really surprised

  • Maknusia

    Bad TO with 3 min to go

  • grover chang

    If Kobe is not playing anymore. How long does the FO have to wait to replace BS to not look like total douche bags?

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    9pts

  • Alaingrvis

    ego

  • Bearness

    I have never waited for a season to end as much as I do now.

  • Maknusia

    crap!…i’m pissed

  • dave lam

    Was going to tune in but then I see on box score Lin not playing and is less than 20 mins.
    Lakers not going to win unless Lin gets closer to 25-30 mins per game

  • Promo Sports World

    Really hope jeremy gets traded to a contending team like Portland….playoff basketball only increase his value

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah

    Price 33 min
    Lin 19 min

  • Maknusia

    yeah…can we move on to the next chapter

  • Sophie Paris

    No Lin no Win

  • Promo Sports World

    Portland Or Memphis or heck even the clippers…at least he would be playing strong backup minutes and in 2 pg sets….playing with the Lakers is killing his value

  • Jeremiah

    and no tacos 🙁

  • occupatio

    lakers deserve to lose.

    good night all. tv off now

  • blubell

    Which is worse….

  • LAJane

    Sheesh…how could I forget he just got that game MVP. OF COURSE he’d be punished.

  • webattorney

    Kobe-less opportunity gone by.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea BS’ fault

  • ty

    Welcome to BS’ bizzarro world

  • webattorney

    Ido a true Lin fan. I wonder why he doesn’t post on this site.

  • Jeremiah

    ty

  • Maknusia

    Jeremiah

  • Jeremiah

    can they tie and go to OT?

  • Chipdip

    Absolutely poor coaching… or should I say non-coaching? Guess by seriously reducing Lin’s play time, BS can reduce Lin’s output. Shame on you BS! Shame shame shame… No Taco for attendees tonight

  • blubell

    LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    lin never has good games when he doesn’t get minutes. none of the bench players were given 21 minutes 2nite; despite the starters playing awful thru the entire first half.

  • Jeremiah

    nm

  • Promo Sports World

    Enough with the Price defense

  • Thankfully Lin wasn’t in on that play by Lillard. Thank you Byron Scott.

  • nodomo

    Price cannot guard Lillard

  • grover chang

    WOW. Lillard is a killer. Lin take note, go for the jugular like that every game.

  • Promo Sports World

    Price defense just died with that banger

  • joyce ward

    Why wasn’t lin driving, Lopez is out. I guess this game for lin was to get Nick out of his shooting slump…smh

  • 1mtoldman

    wow they really needed their elite perimeter defender ronnie price in there to close this out.

  • blubell

    No… just let Lillard go off on Price.

  • Maknusia

    and TO, pity the guy…i wont blame him, its the Coach!

  • Promo Sports World

    Not enough minutes tonight to get the juices flowing

  • dave lam

    Why ? I didn’t see the game. Does it take another broken nose for Lin to get the minutes he deserves?

  • LAJane

    In their dreams 🙂

  • blubell

    Thank you Lillard 🙂

  • Promo Sports World

    Oaklands own Lillard has destroyed Price

  • Maknusia

    sitting most of Q3 and and plying just 18min, is not giong to get anyone going…sigh!

  • Alaingrvis

    egos much for the price defence

  • ty

    Maknusia

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    Did Price say something to piss Lillard off? The game was over and Lillard was like let me stomp on you when your down.

  • cshot

    not much you can do with a coach that doesn’t let you play your game

  • LAJane

    Byron Scott is a very determined guy…no opportunity gone unobstructed on his watch!

  • Brent Yen

    POR still has a good interior D regardless..

  • joyce ward

    Lin needs to keep in mind that he needs to get in and get his points and stop all the trying to set these people up.

  • Promo Sports World

    I quietly think Lillard thinks how Lin is treated is BS and he takes it out on Ronnie

  • Maknusia

    yeah…thats how BScott is thinking, not realizing that is dumb

  • BobbyH

    Lillard was pissed that Lin was not guarding him. No respect for him.

  • Jerome

    Lillard was offended that they put a scrub on him
    and they thought this scrub cudve stopped Lillard
    Man was largely offended

  • Chipdip

    He did it for Lin… buddies

  • Maknusia

    lol, this is much fun than the game itself…sigh

  • Dorothy

    I thought he was trying to feed Young to help him get out of the slump.

  • grover chang

    LOL. Nice thought but I’m sure lillard doesn’t give a crp about LIn’s career.

  • Jeremiah

    It helps to get more than 18 minutes.

  • Jerome

    He wont do that
    if he did, he wouldnt be in this mess right now

  • I got the same feeling Lillard’s wrath on Price was premeditated to make a point for the Lin-justice of his Adidas buddy, Jeremy =)

  • Briiick

    You’ve got that right!

  • sport

    Maybe but he sure speaks out on the scrubs who starts over Lin! Last time they faced, Lillard gave credit to Lin when he didn’t have to!

  • Jerome

    We all know Lin is talented enough to get in double figure in 18mins

  • Promo Sports World

    It’s an Adidas thing man…jeremy is his boy…lol wishful trade thoughts

  • Alaingrvis

    lilard needs screens to score on lin atleast. so much for the whole great defender thing

  • Promo Sports World

    give me Houston over this nonsense…he would be getting minutes

  • Jeremiah

    so you only want 18?

  • sport

    Lillard, Lin, Aldridge Championship big 3 right there! Best part Aldridge is a star PF!

  • BobbyH

    Just wait for Lillard’s post game interview to see what he has to say.

  • grover chang

    I think I’ll go with Jerome and BobbyH theory as more likely. HAHAHA. Lillard doesn’t even say hi to Lin during games.

  • sws94

    Scott looks like a fool now. Price played worse defense on LIllard than Lin did. Lin didn’t play enough, didn’t look for his shot enough. Oh well, 9 pts will have to do.

  • Jerome

    I want 38 but Lin is so talented that he only needs 18mins to get in double figures
    is all im saying
    i believe in Lin

  • Chipdip

    Indeed. But if Lin stayed on until the end… he always plays better and better near the end of the game. Taking him out with 5 min left… just dumb BS move

  • grover chang

    ..and playoffs.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    lol, and we thought nothing could be worse than Rox!

  • Jeremiah

    Price got more minutes than anyone, swaggy shot us out of the game, and the coach…….is a roach!

  • sws94

    I think Lillard respects Lin and his game, but I don’t think so. I think he just said he can take over on the Lakers and did again.

  • MoominFloren

    …………sigh

  • Promo Sports World

    Word and I think this version of Lin would be getting 22-25 minutes a night

  • JoeTeam

    that last 1-1 beatdown, slam and1 was just it. Ronnie price not up to it.

  • blubell

    “Lakers disrespected me by putting Price on me” – Lillard.

  • Promo Sports World

    Give me upfront fascists or Bigots any day over phony

  • Keith

    hush

  • grover chang

    buddies? never got that feeling. Respect though seems to be there between Lin and Lillard. There was definitely no respect for Price in those last two minutes.

  • kittyhead

    I just wanna see how BS will praise his beloved snake head’s “tough” defence.

  • blubell
  • Jerome

    Lin shouldve taken more shots
    but 9points in 18mins is good
    he had 4 good games
    well take this
    Lin will finish the season with 10+ppg thats all that matters
    when Lin comes back next year he will torch the lakers

  • BobbyH

    I think Lin cares for Swaggy more and more and hope to pull him up as much as he can.

  • Alaingrvis

    so we loss by 4 last time with out the head of the snake . he was here today only to be chopped off. losing by 12 points

  • sport

    Why hasn’t more reporters pointed out the racist benching by Scott? After every great game, Lin not only doesn’t get more minutes like Tarik Black but always gets less minutes (15-18)! The fact that Lin’s treated like this shows Lakers don’t care about him at all! They know very well BS is bias and ruining his stats, it’s obvious!

  • Jeremiah

    Finally getting Kobe to retire is a miracle in itself. Now Price is still an obstacle? I’m gonna lose it.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin should get himself going when the time is running out. He already tried all of first half. My comment was timed to do or lose situation.

  • BobbyH

    BS is the obstacle.

  • ty

    Keep hope alive….

  • Briiick

    Scott must be dumb to think Kobe will still be able to back him after his apology and freezing Lin today..

  • Alaingrvis

    last game loss by 4 with lin. today lose by 12 with price soooooo…….

  • Jeremiah

    Kobe has to make it official. Losing this game is such a shame.

  • nodomo

    Why doesn’t Scott put a taller better defender on Lillard when he got hot? That’s what Portland — they put Batum on Lin when Lin used to go off on Portland in the past. Heck put Wes on Lillard! Scott stinks as a coach

  • Alaingrvis

    price is god don’t you get it

  • Brent Yen

    Because Price is DPOY

  • sport

    Did he really say that? If not he should, BS needs to hear it from an actual star PG!

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • BobbyH

    Not to mention it is a B2B for Blazers.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    we have clear evidence we loss by 4 last time with lin. today by 12 but watch him now say lilard is to good

  • blubell
  • MomentousPetey

    Scott and his answers

  • Maknusia

    its semms lately he had been doing that during the start of his game, but then he tends to forget, he has limited minutes. He will figure it out

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    but last time we loss by 4 why is that

  • blubell
  • sport

    If Lin was in, Lillard wouldn’t have that dunk in the first place!

  • Carol Tiu

    Because you let him take over, BS, with your absolute incompetence.

  • Jeremiah

    On a positive note, Kobe has sat out 6 of the past 11 games. He really needs to make an announcement already.

  • blubell
  • sport

    No opportunity for the Asian guy but more opportunity for the rookie Tarik Black just after one game and his pet Price.

  • Alaingrvis

    this guy is critiquing the best players on the team yet price is out there

  • sport

    All PGs of Lakers need to go down for Lin to 33 minutes and legit run as starter!

  • blubell
  • Love Lin

    sounds like hes clueless that how 2 deal w/the killer like him as a coach..

  • Maknusia

    most likely he already did, and he knows

  • Alaingrvis

    why is that?? can the reporters get him to elaborate

  • blubell

    LOL. I don’t know.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin only logged 1 TOV…not bad~

  • webattorney

    Only thing I agreed with BS in this season. Ha, ha.

  • Maknusia

    why isnt it good but “not bad”?

  • Alaingrvis

    lin gaurd lilard the best. sure he will score but he always does especially on a poor defensive team like the lakers but he has never dunked on lin why is that . yet does it twice on price

  • webattorney

    Not that he had to make a point. Most people know this already.

  • Brent Yen

    Because I hoped he had more..but I guess 1 will do

  • CJSHYY

    Send this to Jeanie Buss.

  • Jeremiah

    No reason other than BS is full of S.

  • Alaingrvis

    the last obstacle get scott fired

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Yes, yes, yes. Why is that so hard to understand for him? He can’t afford to help others when he’s in danger of losing his job.

  • Maknusia

    sorry its been taken over by the other PG

  • Brent Yen

    Too bad

  • joyce ward

    I have been tweeting her all night

  • webattorney

    Only because Lakers will still be a terrible team.

  • Maknusia

    one need to be elite to get TO

  • kittyhead

    The belove snake head; no surprise no criticism on Price’s poor defense lol

  • Briiick

    Scott is just not a competitive coach.

  • sport

    If Kobe retires, I want BS to be fired immediately!!

  • Alaingrvis

    scott is going at lin and young. but price gets a free ride. also johnson and hill who was off for like 6 games but heard nothing. he sure has his favorites

  • Brent Yen

    There is no “if Kobe retired”

  • sport

    His favorites are the lazies and scrubs who are playing as starters!

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly the worst player on the team

  • MomentousPetey

    Remember when Lillard hit that series winning 3 on the Rockets,…………………AFTER NOT BEING ABLE TO SCORE ON LIN IN THE 4TH! Hehe…

  • webattorney

    Agree Lin guards Lillard better than Price.

  • Jeremiah

    I hope not. I really expect things to change once Kobe makes it definite that he’s not coming back.

  • Alaingrvis

    its insulting this scrub rbonniee price took two three when it mattered to miss both. what a ego. atleas bev waited to get a pass first and knew his strength. geez bev should be insulted i mention him here

  • MomentousPetey

    I would say better than any other point guard. =)

  • JoeTeam

    Lin our best D on Blake: 9 pts blake
    Lilliard: 34 pts.

    There’s your game.

  • Alaingrvis

    everytime i see price i think………what a scrub

  • Alaingrvis

    2 of the threes was not on lin

  • Briiick

    I guess he still wishes Kobe can help him because he has got no other supporters.

  • JoeTeam

    right, you are right. So, Blake gets 3 off Lin. One of them was on Price, so give it to hime at 34+3 heh heh.

  • Jerome

    for a very long time

  • BobbyH

    I can’t find the interview with Lillard saying this. Care to give the link?

  • Jeremiah

    0-4 on 3’s

  • Brent Yen

    Hoped for more shots could go down. Lin played good…could be better. Lillard went off on Price and Scott’s defense

  • Jerome

    I hold a knife in my hand
    and I stare at the byron scotts poster in my dads room

  • Alaingrvis

    scrub

  • Dorothy

    Price has BS support and he is confident. He is taking the chance, if one of those got in….

  • Alaingrvis

    i have zero doubt lin get 18 if he started. 14 if he finished the game

  • Jerome

    meh 25

  • BobbyH

    And Lakers might have a chance.

  • Alaingrvis

    supporter lol =lover

  • Alaingrvis

    hey could be.

  • Jerome

    Lin played like a boss tn with lots of considense
    im happy lol

  • Alaingrvis

    this love scott has for price i really don’t get

  • Jerome

    read 50 shades of grey u will get it then

  • Dorothy

    Price to BS is like Bev to McHale.

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    It is coach’s job to analyze the opponent’s strength and weakness. Last game, Lakers got beaten by Lillard. Then BS should come up a plan to stop Lillard in 4Q. I guess Price was the plan for this game. Oh, yeah and luck.

  • CJSHYY

    Not sure he really said that.. Some of Lin’s fans fight for this… just forget about it.. whatever did or said it’s history. What everyone cares the most it’s now.

  • FrankW

    Brothers from different fathers?

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah

    Lin didn’t shoot a single 3. He just tried to force feed swaggy for 18 minutes.

  • MomentousPetey

    DAYUMMM lol

  • Alaingrvis

    the curious case of byron scott

  • Alaingrvis

    price got the most minutes on the team.

  • Jeremiah

    I don’t remember McHale making me feel this frustrated and angry. But maybe I just have a short memory.

  • MomentousPetey

    Shouldn’t Price be getting interviewed? Lin only guarded Lillard for like 2-3 posessions. SMH!

  • Chipdip

    I bet BS must be happy his guy getting 12 assists … Just thinking Jeremy has to play many more games for this BS coach is really depressing…

  • BobbyH

    Lin 9 pts in 18 min. I am good. Lin kept feeding Young. Actually I like it. He is building his team. Well, if Kobe is done and BS is fired.

  • spiderman

    idiots should be asking PRICE & Scott, not Lin

  • Chipdip

    great comments…. I guess all the reporters know who is the real star with the Lakers

  • Brent Yen

    There is nothing wrong to feed Young. It is not like “YOU KNOW HE WILL MISS THAT”. Lin took his own shots too…just did not fall…

  • PPP

    “I mean, I mean, I lost my words man”
    “Let somebody beat us instead, I guess”

  • Alaingrvis

    bs has to be fired idk if he will be. one thing for sure lin will not thrive while he is here

  • Chipdip

    Yes, Price was BS’s plan to counter Lillard. I know, unbelievable but it was the BS plan

  • Dorothy

    I bet Price has never dreamed of being a starter, not to mention playing most minutes on a team,and for LAL, what a joke BS, are you kidding???

  • JoeTeam

    3/11 swaggy
    3/9 Lin

    Swaggy just looked bad because he was 1/8 on 3s. Lin took no 3s.

  • grover chang

    Loss by four IN PORTLAND!!!

  • Briiick

    Since Kobe isn’t able to put up a good game in front of the home court, the F/O might as well start the rebuilding by firing BS after he gets Lakers a good pick after this season.

  • BobbyH

    It is either Kobe/BS or Lin. They can’t co-exist.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin could take a bit more shot….he did not partly because of Black

  • Briiick

    BS is trying his best to kiss Kobe, as if he is still on his back.

  • BobbyH

    Are you sure Price didn’t get interviewed? Just asking.

    Maybe Stu will.

  • Alaingrvis

    the laker should have lin and clarkson play a lot. as well as young. see what the future hold. don’t build a 31 year old pg who sucks. scott is terrible at rebuilding

  • JoeTeam

    Announcers were right, he did give that one to Black too early in the breakaway.

  • jolno

    I think Lin is being a good teammate trying to help Young get out of his slump because BS surely is not helping by taking shots at Young’s game in every opportunity.

  • FrankW

    That is better than Aldridge per 36 plus no airball vs two airballs.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think so….You can do both…no really any differences there…

  • Brent Yen

    Young can shoot….but he can not create. Same with Hill….but both just get the ball on top a lot for some reason

  • JoeTeam

    ok.

  • BobbyH

    Come on, BS is trying to win here. With snake head.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol..

  • Briiick

    I think BS was trying to Kiss Kobe again after he got hang up by Kobe.

  • Brent Yen

    It was chemistry…..This game starts to show the lack of it between Black and others.

  • BobbyH

    I guess Kobe was not happy about the TacoLin night.

  • Briiick

    Exactly !

  • jolno

    Maybe BS is trying to mold Young and Hill into play-makers so that he will have more players to take the ball out of Lin’s hands lol? To be honest I really don’t know. There is just no logical way to explain BS’s actions.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    wait kobe did what?

  • BobbyH

    That’s what coach should do, not a “BS” to throw players under Big Tank.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna happen, Young can not even pass correctly when there are defenders..

  • Jedi

    Appreciate the heart for your teammates, but seriously Jeremy…cold is cold and you can’t mess around or you’ll lose the game. Wish he would just go out there and kill the opponent like Lillard sometimes. We all know he can.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, more Lin PT guarding him.

  • Dorothy

    See, I knew that was what Lin trying to do. Sacrificing his own chance to help out Young.

  • Brent Yen

    Coach Lin dissing Scott

  • Briiick

    BS said he is the regretting scapegoat who played Kobe long minutes.

  • BobbyH

    Suppose, just suppose Kobe is done for the season but not retired, would FO keep BS? Or let AC to rebuild the team, playing young players more?

  • Love Lin

    The spirit of his team play.. well, he should’ve grabbed the chance when he was hot on hand but the teammate lost the groove.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • dave lam

    Frustrated that Lin only got 19 mins even though Lin played great past week.
    Does it take a wack to the nose on BS too, for Lin to get more minutes?

  • Jedi

    Stu’s interview: How do you feel about the mask now after today’s loss?
    Price: Still hate it!
    Stu: Yet even though the mask is tough on you, you had a great game! Thanks for being a warrior. No more questions!

  • blubell

    Jeremy’s post game interview

  • KHuang

    Uhh, Lin was going to lose the game anyway due to low minutes.

    What makes Lin great is his unselfishness.

    Forcefeeding Nick Young is IMPORTANT.

  • Alaingrvis

    a fire likely meaning him fired

  • Maknusia

    He had 12AST and 8pts, so pretty good game as well

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Just as he did to Asik.

  • KHuang

    It’s strictly RACIAL.

  • Dorothy

    It is so nice Lin trying to help Young get out of the slump, but when Lin was in the slump not long ago, who was there for him from his team????

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Price ain’t getting no interview that we will see. What are they going to ask him.What happened when Lilliard didn’t have to use any screens to blow past you or in the 4th Quater when he just left you in the dust.LOL

  • Filler-up

    That was different as Houston had Harden. without Kobe, where is the playmaking coming from? Jumpshots baby.

  • Jedi

    The game got away partially cos Jeremy didn’t impose his scoring will. And Nick missed quite a bit, which made the lead grow so big that the Big 3 off the bench was pulled.

  • spiderman
  • Filler-up

    Don’t forget Blazers were on the back of a btb and playing away from home.

  • KHuang

    Like I have kept saying, the decrease in Lin’s minutes continues.

    Every time Lin has a great game, Scott PUNISHES Lin with a benching.

    There is a string of road games coming up. Scott always plays Lin less on the road than at home.

    I think Lin will see his first DNP CD soon.

  • Briiick

    I guess Kobe is happier with BS in this game than the last one, but fans are more enraged. BS had a chance to be fired at the end of the season with a better Win/Loss record, but he chooses to end his NBA coaching career as one of the worst coaches.

  • Jeremiah

    “I can’t get by Lin without a screen”–This Lilliard said after the previous game.

    he didn’t need a screen vs. Price for a dunk–This was said by the tweeter not by Lilliard.

  • blubell
  • jolno

    It takes Price in foul trouble (Magic game) or unavailable (late last Portland game and Clippers game) for Lin to get more minutes.

  • Dorothy

    lol, love that

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    NO ONE can impose scoring will in under 20 minutes.

    Scott’s benching of Lin was designed to make sure Lin could not get hot. Lin sat for too long and thus was not in rhythm.

    When Lin’s shot is not falling because he’s been benched too long, he looks for other avenues to make a positive impact. Showing his faith in Nick Young is a fine example of how Lin is a GREAT TEAMMATE.

  • Filler-up

    When your bench outplays your strters in every single game, something is wrong with your lineup. I don’t get it. No one needs 20 games to see this. No matter if you’re winning or not. Eventually bench is going to say fukc it, and tune out the coach.

  • joyce ward

    What a moronic statement..smh

  • grover chang

    DNP CD is too obvious. I don’t think BS will go that far.

  • joyce ward

    They love lin quotes don’t they. looking back on it I think lin sacrificed his game to help Nick out of his slump and to get Black more playing time.

  • blubell
  • Love Lin

    predictions come true? 🙁

  • Filler-up

    Yep, he’s getting that lesson from Lin’s passes which gives him easy points.

  • KHuang

    The great point guards like Lin will not freeze out struggling players.

    Great point guards like Lin will sometimes FORCEFEED a struggling player to bolster that player’s confidence.

  • joyce ward

    Shots fired, you go lin Lin is like IDAF anymore, I am outta here.LOL

  • Dorothy

    true, but BS dare not let Lin shine even when Kobe is out. Guess unless Kobe retires, we will not see BS treats Lin better.

  • KHuang

    No wonder Byron Scott hates Lin.

    Lin is the WHISTLEBLOWER.

  • Jedi

    Not denying he’s a great teammate dude.
    I want Jeremy to go out there and take over a game. Haven’t seen that in so long.
    Haven’t you always said that Jeremy is a superstar? That’s also what superstars do, and I do believe Jeremy is a superstar.

  • Dorothy

    Glad Lin speaks up. He is fearless now. So happy for him.

  • sport

    Good for Lin, speaking up for his teammate. If only he can speak up more for himself as well.

  • KHuang

    I absolutely think Byron Scott will not just go that far to DNP CD Lin, but do it SOON.

  • KHuang

    Unfortunately, the vast majority of my predictions come true.

  • Jedi

    Yes, and during those times…I’ve screamed ‘ASIK MAN!’ and smacked my hands on my face a gazillion times.

  • Alaingrvis

    zero complaints

  • Filler-up

    Actively disputing what coach said.

  • dave lam

    Or broken nose. Yea. That s crazy. Need to move away from BS as free agent this summer

  • KHuang

    Price is running the team INTO THE GROUND.

  • Jeremiah

    BS hated Lin long before he was a WHISTLEBLOWER.

  • Jedi

    And yes, he played only 19 minutes. I’m well aware of that. That could have been 25 minutes if he went out there and got himself another quick 5 to 6 points in the 4th.

    (edited to sound more sane)

  • Dorothy

    LOL, Scott, you are either an idiot or a liar.

  • Maknusia

    Similar to Jeremy, Price is put into a wrong situation as well. he is only giving his best, as he can

  • joyce ward

    This is a moronic statement.LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    both delusional as well

  • joyce ward

    He is both.LOL

  • JoeTeam

    He has been. Look at his expressions too.

  • KHuang

    I know that.

    As of late, Lin’s been standing up to Scott on and off the court.

  • KHuang

    But unlike Lin who produces, Price’s best efforts DON’T PRODUCE.

  • Alaingrvis

    this team will lose a lot except for when lin plays a lot like when price gets in foul trouble

  • JoeTeam

    Interesting. 2nd game jitters or do you think it’s fundamental in some way?

  • Dorothy

    yes, and I love it.

  • Jedi

    You confused me earlier!

  • Maknusia

    Because he doesnt know how to run the offense, but forced into

  • Alaingrvis

    1 last obstacle stands in front of us.

  • Maknusia

    lately he has been speaking up…good!

  • Alaingrvis

    as i said before kobe is bad but scotty is the evil idiot

  • Acbc

    Scott is already on a lifeboat that’s still hitched to the Titanic. He’s just too proud to let go of the sinking Kobe. It was pride that sunk the unsinkable Titanic and its pride that keeps Scott from admitting that he’s wrong to have played favorites with Price to make kobe look good.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol majin boo like. the fat one

  • Jedi

    Seriously, why doesn’t the entire press conference break out in laughter??
    And then to avoid ban, say something like: Oh, you were serious!

  • Lin did party with Lillard and POR players during playoff series last season at an Adidas party =)
    Plus good post-game interview comments at recent POR game

    haha.. small chance but it might be there

  • joyce ward

    Lin has truly lost all respect for Scott to make a statement like that.Lin has Swaggy’s back. I know Swaggy appreciates it. Scott better leave Swaggy alone before his girlfriend Iggy goes to Jeannie to get him fired.LOL

  • blubell

    Perhaps because this is more sad than funny? LOL. Naw, you’re right this is funny.

  • Tough? Even tofu has the firm type =)

    We need to get the numbers given up by Price to Lillard out there

  • blubell

    Linstigator 🙂

  • Dorothy

    Why did not BS say Price also help out on offense and score? Oh, I forgot, those things are objective and need to be backed up with points.

  • KHuang

    Price is simply a CAREER SCRUB being forcefed undeserving minutes at the expense of the team.

  • blubell
  • Jedi

    I feel that BS is the type of guy you can’t argue with. His pride prevents him from ever backing down to you even if he was wrong.
    Those type of people will only change their minds if people laugh at them because that same pride gets stomped on, and his ego can’t handle it.

  • joyce ward

    The thing about the that lifeboat, Kobe ain’t helping him. Kobe is going to let him sink all by himself. I am telling you Kobe is already blaming Scott for him looking bad. Kobe is going to blame anybody but himself. I bet Scott hasn’t even talked to Kobe because kobe is not answering his texts I am sure Vanessa (kobe’s wife) put a stop to that.LOL

  • Jeremiah

    And this time it was a BTB for them.

  • sport

    And after this “display” vs Lin no team will want him and he’d be out of the league like all those other PGs!

  • sport

    Girl Power!!!

  • joyce ward

    i think nick and boozer have been really good friends to him and they are teaching him how to assert himself a little more.Also i read on twitter when the Lakers were down by 13 people had already started leaving. LOL

  • KHuang

    Depends on what “our” goal is.

    If our goal is Lin staying for the Lakers, not even removing Scott will solve anything. That’s because the Lakers are now shopping for a “top” guard like Rondo to take Lin’s place.

    If our goal is Lin playing well whenever he gets into the game, we have had that for the last 3 seasons. The only question is how many minutes does Lin play.

  • Jedi

    Byron: Sorry I wasn’t watching. I was glaring at Stu to make sure he said nice things about me.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think so. To last week, his 2nd unit average is 21.5mins with 3.5 min std dev. Yes small sample size, but getting there. It’s just up and down around 21.5 mins. Rotations same. Tonight, Byron got a thought he could go back to starters because they ran ok for part of 3rd. Only, he forgot they didn’t play well first half.

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Oh yeah? Is he also giving free tacos to the fans?

  • KHuang

    In over 10 NBA seasons, no NBA teams wanted Ronnie Price.

    Ronnie Price is not going to become a real NBA player after 10 years of failure.

  • Maknusia

    Being 10 years in NBA itself is an achievement

  • joyce ward

    Iggy is a trip. She will get on twitter and go off if she feels that she has been wronged or any body close to her has been wronged. I just realized today that when jeannie buss tweeted that she read all the tweets that social media is a powerful weapon if used properly. I am sure she has gotten a lot of angry lin fan tweets about his playing time.

  • KHuang

    I’m not sure if Vanessa Bryant has anything to do with this – or if she even truly cares.

    Now the part about Kobe being unhappy with Scott? I can envision that, for many reasons.

  • MomentousPetey

    Just looked up some stats, Price has the lowest production avgs out of all “starting” point guards!

  • Acbc

    Haha, kobe just accidentally lowered the anchor into the lifeboat.

  • Dorothy

    Yes, for Lin to public dispute what his coach said, that means BS has lost all the respect Lin had for him.

  • MoominFloren

    Thanks !

  • MomentousPetey

    Hey Khuang, whats your assessment on Lillard? I think hes a top 5 point guard right now.

  • MoominFloren

    Thx!

  • Jeremiah

    Really funny!

  • sport

    We already said this months ago, good to know this fact has not changed!

  • MomentousPetey

    Isn’t it an INSULT to Laker fans and basketball in general that Scott hasn’t been fired yet?

  • sport

    Great! No Lin, No Young, No Boozer! Who’d want to watch a bunch of nobodies and scrubs!

  • joyce ward

    I live in LA, Vanessa has a direct line to Jeannie Buss. Vanessa Bryant is the chairman of the laker wives committee. So she has some pull. Vanessa is at home watching Kobe in pain trying to get ready for a game. They have two girls that kobe has stated to him in the past, that you can’t be looking bad on the court because we have to go to school and listen to them badmouth you. This was in interview that kobe gave last year about his daughters. He stated that they were very much like Vanessa when it came to him, that the were very protective of him. That is why I think Kobe has had lot of people in his ear especially his wife.

  • MoominFloren

    Didn’t watch the game. Seems BS is just doing this BS thing….
    So Kobe out doesn’t mean there is a chance for Lin…..even it is a home game

    Anyway, I don’t think Lin will stay in LA. 3 more months and Lin will be freed!

  • joyce ward

    I think Scott is gone after this season for sure

  • MomentousPetey

    “I only see myself and Kobe’s ego”

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    If Kobe is really done then Price should tell BS not to do him anymore favors. Price is fit for a good career as a backup pg, making more money then most of us. If Kobe is gone then BS job is to develop the younger guys like Lin and Clarkson. If BS does otherwise and plays Price all the minutes then Price is off the team and who knows if he lands another job. Thanks BS.

  • Jedi

    From how I read this…Jeremy is just saying Jeremy ‘nice’ things.
    It seems like it’s Mark Medina that is poking at Byron.

  • joyce ward

    What?

  • jolno

    Some day in the future Lin might spend more time doing post game interviews than playing on the court. BS really needs to be fired now but it probably won’t happen until earliest the end of the season.

  • Alaingrvis

    back up lol please .more like 3rd guard

  • blubell
  • Jedi

    Well, 3 months…lots of things can still happen.
    Who would’ve thunk that Kobe would be in this situation at the start of the season?
    So what will the dynamics be like after the trading deadline?
    Exciting, depressing, and nervous times for us…lol.

  • joyce ward

    They love to interview lin…LOL. have you noticed that the only reporters that interview Scott are the local beta reporters that work for the LA times, which is not a reputable newspaper here in LA,

  • sport

    Price is at best a 3rd/4th stringer!

  • Jedi

    SERIOUSLY, AND ISN’T THAT ON THE COACHING STAFF??????

  • sport

    Oh please, if your coach wanted you to be the NBA starting PG would you refuse? Heck no!

  • joyce ward

    He is backtracking now that lin took up for Nick..LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Not a bad thing…just again…timing…positions…angles…it happens..

  • blubell

    Please keep talking. Grave is getting deeper…

  • Jeremiah

    Kobe’s status was first listed as “DNP – COACH’S DECISION” and then changed to “DND – REST” whatever that means. As long as there is some chance Kobe will return, nothing is going to change. So there is still hope.

  • MoominFloren

    A trade before deadline will be even better!!! Though the chance is like 0.01%

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    I am no longer worried about Lin. I think he will get plenty of good contract offers from many contending teams. He has proven himself to be a very solid player. I think somebody posted that even the Portland announcers said that lin was a good pickup for the lakers

  • JoeTeam

    hehe, BSc losing the locker room I’m guessing.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    atta-boy-oops-lady!

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • sport

    LOL keep shooting your mouth BS, speeds up the process of you getting fired!

  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • blubell

    Jeremy… winning hearts and minds wherever he goes 🙂

  • joyce ward

    Yes he has.LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I like what he said… LOL!

  • JoeTeam

    gonna take time. Oh well, microscope eyestrain. Sort of want to take the night off but too used to hitting refresh lol.

  • jolno

    Just like how Kobe completed his drills in practice to mimic how he would do in games: REST lol?

  • blubell

    It’s Jeremy’s now 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    All he has to do is to go in and ask.

  • blubell

    It is an addiction… lol

  • Jeremiah

    Resting takes a lot of practice too.

  • CJSHYY

    Good pickup for the Lakers? As a bench?

  • joyce ward

    Mark Cuban is so off the chain that I can see him offering lin/Boozer/Black contracts for his second unit. I think if they keep Rondo, that eventually lin will become the starting PG for the Mavericks.

  • Jeremiah

    Maybe DND = Dead n Done

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Does it matter. I liked that they complimented him when stu and the game was dissing him.

  • Jedi

    or DND = Dare Not Decide

  • CJSHYY

    I know but I just want to know did they say it as a bench? Bc if so then Lin right now only view as a good bench player…..

  • sport

    I doubt Lin goes to Mavs if Rondo’s still there not to mention Monta Ellis handles the ball and hates Lin since GSW days!

  • Jeremiah

    That fits. lol

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w Ellis don’t think it’s good place to land now… They don’t even really like Rondo that much (I mean Mav 1st unit…) Ellis can do everything just like Harden. Rondo didn’t really fit in that well in the past few games.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Listen, all the NBA sees Lin as a good PG with potential for a starter but not right now. I don’t think the NBA is ready for lin to be a starting PG in this league. Lin is earning the respect of the players in the league,but it is not a level playing ground when it comes to him and he knows it. Rockets have somewhat soiled his reputation so now he has to build that back up, and he has done a good job so far with that in LA. I think this will be a difficult decision making year for lin because he has found the 2nd unit that completely accepts him as their leader and he has bonded with them. Lin will get some good offers from some good teams, so it will be up to him what he chooses,

  • Dorothy

    Is BS that dumb? Why is he bringing it to the public even if what he said is true?

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Listen lin and the rest are going here as a backup unit. Lin will be there with Tyson Chandler and Tyson know what lin can do. Also I believe lin is not stupid, he will weigh all his options and decide what best contending team will suit him best. Also I am not counting out the Lakers because I believe Scott will be fired at the end of the season

  • blubell

    Highlights

  • JoeTeam

    yes, Rondo was too tuned to the last Boston big 3. Nothing since. we just have to enjoy the good Lin games and get through the bad ones rest of this year – just bummed Lin has to lose and have suboptimal games. I myself hate watching losing games.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t ever think BS is stupid because he is not. He conned the Busses and their partners for $17 mil and that’s an easy thing to do. Fire him or not he’s still a winner.

  • joyce ward

    I also notice that it was Mike Trudell that interviewed lin.I think he is the Lakers F/O reporter.

  • joyce ward

    No worries Scott is gone after this season.

  • CJSHYY

    I think even Buss family didn’t do a good management job for this team but they are not that stupid & can’t even see how poor Scott did for this team. They just tried to give him more time…I believe they will fired him but just don’t know when?

  • Brent Yen

    I dislike Ireland anyway…liked Mike much more

  • John Lee

    I’d prefer seeing the young Buss pull a Mike Brown on BS, the hater deserves nothing less. Oh, firing Stu would be icing on the cake.

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    Stu is from TWC, Lakers can’t fire him.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    if enough people tweet his bias reporting to jeannie buss and TCW sportsnetwrk, he will tone it down,

  • Brent Yen

    Just wanna say…it is TWC………:P

  • MoominFloren

    Ok time to tweet Jeannie again,

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I agree tweet to Jeanie it’s good idea bc she did read the tweets.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc 1st unit was shooting well today & plus he got long min playing time. No big deal.

  • MoominFloren

    It’s a guaranteed contract, isn’t it? PLay dumb for a season to collect a 17M cheque. That’s a genius move. Wish someone could find me a job like this.

  • Brent Yen

    That reverse lay up was a thing of beauty

  • LAJane

    Blah, blah, blah…..he has no shame.

  • John Lee

    I think Ramona Shelburne mentioned that 4th year was team option, so perhaps more like 12M and not 17M owed if firing BS now.

  • LAJane

    They never change their minds, especially someone like him whose age means he’s been practicing stubbornness to perfection for an irretrievably long time. They just change their tactics and hope the subterfuge works.

  • MomentousPetey

    Hasn’t Byron Scott already lost the locker room?

  • MoominFloren

    Thanks for the info!

  • blubell

    No leading questions.

  • MomentousPetey

    Isn’t it typical for an NBA franchise to fire the coach once they’ve lost the locker room?

  • blubell

    and it is featured on nba.com 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Who else we can tweet besides Jeannie? Need someone who can put pressure on TWC. I doubt they will look into tweets seriously.

  • Brent Yen

    depends

  • LAJane

    True. Is he supposed to slink around looking apologetic? Is he supposed to say “No thanks, just send me to the D league? He’s not blowing his horn or trying to grab interview time. It would be personally kind of criminal for him to waste this awkward opportunity. Just like Lin, try to get better and try to make the best of what comes to you. This is ALL ON BS and the FO, and of course KOBE. Fire the arrows at the right targets.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How in the world did Price became the head of the snake when Dame is beating him one-on-one,without any screens… while Dame requests for a double screen just to get away from Jeremy?

  • CJSHYY
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    What a dumb azz..LOL

  • cali7

    Sounds like he doesn’t even watch games. Just cut and paste from scott

  • blubell

    We need to stop posting his stuff… he is on our blacklist.

  • POR PostGame Thread is open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g38-por-lal-postgame-thread/

    We might have to wait more news about Kobe’s health and more losses by overplaying Ronnie Price before Byron Scott plays Jeremy more minutes to save his job.

  • nodomo

    At this rate, if the Buss/Mitch FO doesn’t do anything soon, they’re going to lose the fans just like BS lost the locker room

  • sport

    Because BS is a bias hater and loves Price. BS still ignores the fact even after Lillard said last time he faced Lin that he needed screens to get past him!

  • blubell

    Hmmm. No screens for me then… I’m not trying to get away from him 😛

  • LAJane

    Boy is that pretty!

  • sport

    No need, once Kobe announces his retirement or done for the season, it’s over for BS!

  • LAJane

    Not dumb. Self-serving. Blame others for your poor coaching and smothered team cohesion.

  • deesee5

    They already lost viewer right here! I’m starting to lose interest in watching these Laker/Jeremy Lin games. It’s no fun watching a team lose, and it sure as heck no fun watching all this crap happen to Lin. It’s predictable to know what’s going to happen. It’s either the Lakers likely going to lose, and/or Lin to have a so-so game which in part is caused by his coach and his team mates. Had no urge to watch anymore. Lol. I just look at the box score, and skim through here mostly.

  • deesee5

    Btw, I don’t really think they will lose much fans. It’s more like lose viewers. I think Lakers has the most fans in the league. Many of them die hard. When the Lakers start winning, they will come back.

  • blubell

    Did you mean to say “That boy is pretty”? 😛

  • spiderman

    or Did Not Die or RIP

  • sport

    Only starting? I’ve lost interest long ago until Lin started play well again but each game he plays well, Scott benches him for most of the game! 15-18 minutes vs 29 minutes are huge differences! Lin couldn’t even get 30 minutes under Scott when he was starter!

  • John Lee

    At the very least he’s admitting error, unlike BS’ bs.

  • John Lee

    If anything Lillard’s comment on Lin further motivated BS to play Price just to prove himself right…to detrimental results.

  • deesee5

    Yeah Scott benches Lin a lot. Same thing I see/hear. That’s no fun. Ain’t nothing new. You already know it’s gonna happen

  • Carol Tiu

    I don’t think BS will ever come around to doing that, not ever; not of his volition anyway.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He can screen on me anytime…. oops…

  • dave lam

    Agree. Seems like the only time Lin gets extended mins is when Price is hurt and Kobe is not playing
    Not watching. Just checking box scores for me now

  • Maknusia

    not fair!…you get the pass and we get to suffer is it!

    Site members here must be made mandatory to watch all games! lolz

  • 7iger

    Nah, BS think he didn’t play Price enough and play Lin too much that was why the Lakers loss.

  • 7iger

    and leading to the bench.

  • 7iger

    May be DNP-BSD is coming.

  • 7iger

    Not saying that Lin will be DNP but Lin only got more minutes because Price was either injured or in foul trouble.

  • Maknusia

    you realize there is a new thread, right?…just sayin

  • 7iger

    It is not Price. BS is the obstacle.

  • Jeremiah

    I still think it’s Kobe, not BS (or Price).

  • 7iger

    Yes, I am just doing some catching up.

  • Maknusia

    ok, just making sure :)…ditto

  • 7iger

    Even if it is Kobe idea still BS is the coach.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, Price is pretty fixed on Lin staying in his bench minutes.

  • Frank

    just pure dumbness lol